Famous Deaths in September 1956

  • Sep 6 Felix Borowski, composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 7 Charles Burgess Fry, English cricketer, dies at 84
  • Sep 8 Gerrit Bolkestein, Dutch minister of Education (1939-45), dies at 84
  • Sep 8 Vital Celen, Flemish writer ('t Pastoorke van Vossendonck), dies at 69

Person of interestBilly Bishop

Sep 11 Billy Bishop, Canadian First World War flying ace, dies at 62

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop
  • Sep 12 Hans Carossa, German writer, dies at 77
  • Sep 12 Sándor Graf Festetics, Hungarian politician (b. 1882)
  • Sep 15 Henry Clough-Leiter, composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 16 Shorty Ray, American football player and supervisor of NFL officials, dies at 71
  • Sep 18 Adélard Godbout, Canadian politician (15th Premier of Quebec), dies at 63
  • Sep 20 Theo Frenkel, Dutch actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy), dies at 85
  • Sep 21 Anastasio Somoza García [Tacho], General, dictator and President of Nicaragua (1937-56), assassinated by Roliberto Lopez at 60
  • Sep 21 Robert Mills Delaney, American composer, dies at 53

Person of interestFrederick Soddy

Sep 22 Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 79

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy
  • Sep 23 Earl Godwin, newscaster (Meet the Veep), dies at 75
  • Sep 26 Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un Destin, Martin Luther), dies at 78
  • Sep 27 Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), dies at 55 of disseminated shingles, complicated by encephalitis
  • Sep 27 Milburn Apt, in X-2 rocket plane reaches 3370 kph, but, dies in crash
  • Sep 27 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA majors, Olympic gold medals 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), dies of colon cancer at 45

Person of interestWilliam Boeing

Sep 28 William Boeing, American aviation pioneer who founded The Boeing Company, dies at 74

Aviation Pioneer William Boeing
Aviation Pioneer
William Boeing