On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1955

  • Sep 1 Philip Loeb, actor (Jake-Goldbergs), dies at 61
  • Sep 2 Rudolf Kattnigg, Austrian composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 7 Earnest Rabel, Austrian/US civil rights activist, dies at 81
  • Sep 7 Ham Fisher, American comic strip writer and cartoonist (Joe Palooka), dies at 55
  • Sep 8 John de Young, cardinal/archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 69
  • Sep 10 Robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer and the founder of Blackburn Aircraft, dies at 70
  • Sep 12 Gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary (La Gazette), dies at 86
  • Sep 14 Franz Carl Weiskopf, German Czech writer, dies at 55
  • Sep 16 Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), dies at 81
  • Sep 19 John D. Dingell, Sr., U.S. Congressman from Michigan (b. 1894)
  • Sep 21 Jacqueline Reyneke van Stuwe, Dutch author, dies at 84
  • Sep 27 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian stagewriter/journalist, dies at 71
  • Sep 28 Arthur Donaldson, Swedish American actor, dies at 86

Person of interestJames Dean

Sep 30 James Dean, American actor and cultural icon (Giant, Rebel Without a Cause), and 1st actor to be posthumously nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award, dies in a car crash at age 24

Actor James Dean
Actor
James Dean
  • Sep 30 Michael Chekhov, Russian-American actor (Rhapsody, Abie's Irish Rose), dies at 64
  • Sep 30 Arnold Struycken, Dutch lawyer, dies at 55