Famous People Who Died in September 1950

  • Sep 5 Al Killian, American big band and swing jazz trumpeter, and occasional bandleader, murdered by his landlord at 33
  • Sep 6 Olaf Stapledon, British writer and philosopher (b. 1886)
  • Sep 11 Jan Smuts, South African politician and military leader (co-found British RAF, Prime Minister of South African PM 1919-24, 1939-48), dies at 80
  • Sep 11 Rudolf Palm, Curaçaoan pianist and composer, dies at 70
  • Sep 11 Sorabji Colah, Indian cricketer (69 runs in India's 1st 2 tests 1932-33), dies at 47
  • Sep 13 Sara Allgood, Irish-American actress (Blackmail, How Green Was My Valley), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Sep 15 Vojtěch Říhovský, Czech composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 16 Pedro De Cordoba, American actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire, Saboteur), dies at 68
  • Sep 21 Edward Arthur Milne, English astrophysicist (kinematic relativity), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Sep 23 Sam Barry, American collegiate basketball, football, and baseball coach, 1918-50 (University of Southern California, 1929-50), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Sep 29 Balthazar Huibrecht Verhagen, Dutch dramatist and writer, dies at 69