On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1966

  • Sep 5 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian athlete (b. 1879)
  • Sep 6 Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister (1958-66), assassinated at 64 by Dimitri Tsafendas
  • Sep 6 Luigi Perrachio, Italian composer, dies at 83

Margaret Sanger

Sep 6 Margaret Sanger, US feminist and birth control pioneer, dies at 86

  • Sep 7 Al Kelly, double talk comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 67
  • Sep 9 Antonio Massana, Catalan composer, and Jesuit priest, dies at 76
  • Sep 9 Leon de Smet, Flemish painter, dies at 85
  • Sep 9 Nestor Paiva, American-Portuguese actor (Zorro, The Creature from the Black Lagoon), dies of cancer at 61
  • Sep 10 James Langridge, cricketer (242 runs & 19 wkts for England), dies
  • Sep 10 Emil Gumbel, German mathematician and pacifist (b. 1891)
  • Sep 11 Charlie Cantor, American radio and television actor (The Fred Allen Show - "Socrates Mulligan"; The Jack Benny Program -"Logan Jerkfinkel"), dies at 68
  • Sep 11 Collett E. Woolman, American airline founder (Delta Air Service), dies at 76
  • Sep 14 Gertrude Berg, American actress (Molly Goldberg-Goldbergs), dies at 66
  • Sep 14 Nikolai Cherkasov, Russian actor (Ivan the Terrible), dies at 63
  • Sep 14 Hiram Wesley Evans, American member of the Ku Klux Klan, dies at 84
  • Sep 17 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), dies at 35
  • Sep 18 Fernand Lamy, French composer, dies at 85
  • Sep 18 Jeno Vecsey, Hungarian composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 21 Paul Reynaud, Premier of France (May-June 1940), dies at 87
  • Sep 26 Helen Kane, actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels), dies of cancer at 62
  • Sep 28 Eric Fleming, American actor (Gil-Rawhide), drowns at 41
  • Sep 28 Lucky Millinder, American R&B bandleader and singer, dies at 56

André Breton

Sep 28 André Breton, French writer and poet, founder of Surrealism, dies at 70

  • Sep 28 (Lucius) "Lucky" Millinder, American swing and rhythm-and-blues bandleader (Rosetta Tharpe; Who Threw The Whiskey in the Well), dies of a liver ailment at 56
  • Sep 29 Maurits Uyldert, Dutch poet and writer (Motion), dies at 75