Famous Deaths in September 1948

  • Sep 2 Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy, dies at 65
  • Sep 3 Eduard Benesj, president Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48), dies
  • Sep 3 Edvard BeneŇ°, 2nd & 4th President of Czechoslovakia (1935-38, 45-48), dies at 64
  • Sep 5 Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (b. 1881)
  • Sep 6 Gerrit H Kersten, vicar/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

Person of interestMohammed 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

Founder of Pakistan Mohammed Ali Jinnah
Founder of Pakistan
Mohammed Ali Jinnah
  • 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 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

Person of interestEdith Roosevelt

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

US First Lady Edith Roosevelt
US First Lady
Edith Roosevelt