On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1949

  • Sep 1 Bobby Walthour Sr., American cyclist (motor-pacing World Championships gold 1904-05; Madison Square Garden 6-Day Race 1901, 03), dies at 71
  • Sep 7 José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (b. 1883)

Person of interestRichard Strauss

Sep 8 Richard Strauss, German composer (Also sprach Zarathustra, Don Quixote), dies at 85

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss
  • Sep 11 Henri Rabaud, French composer/conductor (L'ete), dies at 75
  • Sep 12 Harry Burleigh, African American composer (Springarn Medal), dies at 82

Person of interestAugust Krogh

Sep 13 August Krogh, Danish zoophysiologist, dies at 75

Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August Krogh
Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate
August Krogh
  • Sep 18 Frank Morgan, American actor (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 59
  • Sep 19 Will Cuppy, American humorist (The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody), dies at 65
  • Sep 19 George Shiels, Irish dramatist (b. 1886)
  • Sep 20 Nikolaos Skalkottas, composer, dies at 45
  • Sep 20 Richard Dix, American actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron, The Ghost Ship), dies from a heart attack at 56
  • Sep 22 Sam Wood, American communist fighter and director (For Whom the Bell Tolls), dies at 66
  • Sep 24 Pierre de Bréville, French composer, author and professor (Une histoire du théâtre lyrique en France), dies at 88