On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1968

  • Sep 1 Granville English, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 2 Ernest Claes, Belgian author (The White), dies at 82
  • Sep 3 Isabel Withers, American actress, dies at 72
  • Sep 5 Juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73
  • Sep 6 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), dies at 69
  • Sep 11 RenĂ© Cogny, French General (b. 1904)
  • Sep 11 Tommy Armour, Scottish-American golfer (US Open 1927, PGA 1930, British Open 1931), dies at 71
  • Sep 18 Franchot Tone, American actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Advise & Consent), dies from lung cancer at 63
  • Sep 18 Francis McDonald, American actor (Will-Adv of Champion), dies at 77
  • Sep 18 Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist and church historian, dies at 65
  • Sep 19 Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopying), dies at 62
  • Sep 19 Red Foley, American country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 58
  • Sep 20 Frank Pelleg [Pollack], Czech-Israeli harpsichordist, pianist, conductor and educator, dies at 57
  • Sep 23 Padre Pio, Roman Catholic saint, dies at 81
  • Sep 24 Harry Robert Wilson, American composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 24 Robert Arthur Ley, English sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X), dies at 47
  • Sep 25 Cornell Woolrich, American writer (El Angel Negro), dies at 64
  • Sep 26 Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian politician, 20th Premier of Quebec, dies at 53
  • Sep 28 Corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64
  • Sep 28 Dewey Philip "Daddy-O", American pioneering DJ, dies of heart failure at 42
  • Sep 28 Norman Brookes, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1907, 14), dies at 90