On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1948

  • Sep 1 Charles A. Beard, American historian (American Continentalism), dies at 73
  • Sep 2 Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy, dies at 65

Edvard Beneš

Sep 3 Edvard Beneš, Czech politician, statesman, and 2nd President of Czechoslovakia (1935-38, 1945-48), dies at 64

  • Sep 5 Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (b. 1881)
  • Sep 6 Gerrit Hendrik Kersten, Dutch vicar and founder (Calvinist Party), dies at 66
  • Sep 7 Henricus Andreas Poels, Dutch Roman Catholic theologist and social foreman, dies at 80
  • Sep 8 Thomas Mofolo, Lesotho writer (b. 1876)
  • Sep 11 Albert Powell, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898-99), dies

Mohammed Ali Jinnah

Sep 11 Muhammad Ali Jinnah [Mahomedali Jinnahbhai], Founder of Pakistan who led the All-India Muslim League (1913-47) until he achieved his dream of Pakistan and became its 1st Governor-General (1947-48), dies of tuberculous at 71

  • Sep 13 Paul Wegener, German actor and director (The Golem, The Student of Prague), dies at 73
  • Sep 16 Ferdinand I MKLM, prince of Saxony-Coburg/tsar of Bulgaria, dies
  • Sep 17 Count Folke Bernadotte, UN mediator for Palestine, assassinated
  • Sep 17 Lillian Brainthwaite, British actress (Man About the House), dies at 75
  • Sep 17 Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist (Patterns of Culture), dies at 61
  • Sep 17 Ferruccio Giannini, Italian-American operatic tenor (one of the first to be recorded), teacher, and impresario (Verdi Opera House, Philadelphia), dies at 79
  • Sep 24 Warren William [Krech], American actor (The Wolf Man, Cleopatra), dies of multiple myeloma at 53
  • Sep 27 Frank Cellier, British actor (Quiet Wedding;, Big Blockade), dies from ill health at 64
  • Sep 28 E. J. Ratcliffe, English stage and screen actor, dies at 85
  • Sep 28 Gregg Toland, cinematographer, dies at 44

Edith Roosevelt

Sep 30 Edith Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, dies at 87