On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1953

  • Sep 1 Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet, dies at 87
  • Sep 2 Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, American army officer, dies at 70

Person of interestFrancis Ford

Sep 5 Francis Ford, American actor (The Quiet Man), dies at 72

  • Sep 5 Richard Walther DarrĂ©, Nazi politician, one of the leading 'blood and soil' ideologists (b. 1895)
  • Sep 8 Fred M. Vinson, American Democratic politician, US Treasury Secretary (1945-46) and the 13th Chief Justice of US Supreme Court (1946-53), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Sep 12 Frederick Kuys, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898), dies
  • Sep 12 Lewis Stone, American actor (The Lost World, Prisoner of Zenda), dies of heart attack at 73
  • Sep 12 Hugo Schmeisser, German inventor and weapons designer, dies at 68
  • Sep 15 Jacques Thibaud, French violinist, dies
  • Sep 16 Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro-chemistry), dies
  • Sep 17 Emil Ermatinger, Swiss literature historian, dies at 80
  • Sep 17 Henry Holden Huss, American composer, dies at 91
  • Sep 18 Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver, dies at 26
  • Sep 21 Roger Quilter, British composer, dies at 75
  • Sep 22 William Brann, South African cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa), dies at 54
  • Sep 24 Berthold Viertel, Austrian screenwriter, dies at 68
  • Sep 25 Dimitur Poljanov [Popov], Bulgaria poet (Iron Verses), dies at 76
  • Sep 26 Xu Beihong, Chinese painter, dies at 58
  • Sep 27 Jules-Marie Canneel, Flemish painter and caricaturist (Rocks of Oran), dies at 72

Person of interestEdwin Hubble

Sep 28 Edwin Hubble, American astronomer, first to announce existence of other galaxies, dies at 63

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
Edwin Hubble