On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1947

  • Sep 1 Frederick Russell Burnham, American scout and adventurer whose friendship with Baden-Powell inspired the founding of the international scouting movement, dies at 86
  • Sep 6 Paul Guthnick, German astronomer, dies at 76
  • Sep 12 Harry Rowe Shelley, American hymn composer, dies at 89
  • Sep 20 Fiorello La Guardia, American politician (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45), dies at 64
  • Sep 21 Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], American actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; Red River), dies at 69
  • Sep 23 Nikola Petkov, leader of Bulgaria Boer party, hanged
  • Sep 26 Hugh Lofting, English writer (Dr Dolittle), dies at 61
  • Sep 28 Francisco Santiago, Filipino pianist, composer (Taga-ilog Symphony), conductor, and pedagogue, dies at 58
  • Sep 28 William B. Davidson, American film actor dies at 59