On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1960

  • Sep 3 Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer, dies at 72
  • Sep 4 Alfred Ez. Green, American director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
  • Sep 6 Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
  • Sep 7 Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
  • Sep 9 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, Finnish composer and organist, dies at 75
  • Sep 9 Jussi Björling, Swedish operatic tenor, dies from cardiomegaly (enlarged heart) complications at 49
  • Sep 10 Fjodor Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63

Harold Gillies

Sep 10 Harold Gillies, New Zealand father of modern plastic surgery who pioneered skin graft techniques on injured soldiers in WWI, dies at 78 of a slight cerebral thrombosis gained while operating on the leg of an 18-year-old girl [1]

  • Sep 12 Jules Buffano, American composer and pianist (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 62
  • Sep 13 Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), dies at 75
  • Sep 14 M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)
  • Sep 16 José Sancho Marraco, Spanish composer, organist and chapel master (Cathedral of Barcelona, 1923-57, dies at 81
  • Sep 18 John Evans, English cricket batsman (1 Test) and author ('The Escaping Club'), dies at 71
  • Sep 20 Lee Duncan, owner/trainer (Rin Tin Tin), dies of heart attack at 67
  • Sep 20 Michel Brusselmans, Belgian composer, dies at 74
  • Sep 22 Melanie Klein, Austrian-British author and child psychoanalyst (object relations theory), dies at 78
  • Sep 23 Kathlyn Williams, actress (Single Man), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Sep 24 Mátyás Seiber, Hungarian-British classical and jazz composer (Scherzando), dies at 55
  • Sep 25 Emily Post, American authority on social behaviour and writer (Etiquette), dies at 86
  • Sep 26 William Ling, cricketer (South African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
  • Sep 27 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist and suffragette, dies at 78
  • Sep 29 Franz Arnold, German writer, dies at 82
  • Sep 30 St John Philby, British explorer and Arabist, dies at 75