Famous Deaths in September 1970

  • Sep 1 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), dies at 84
  • Sep 2 Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Hollow Men), dies at 63
  • Sep 3 Alan Wilson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27

Person of interestVince Lombardi

Sep 3 Vince Lombardi, American football coach (Green Bay Packers), dies at 57

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi
  • Sep 4 James M Taylor, USAF/astronaut, dies at 39
  • Sep 5 Jochen Rindt, Austrian auto racer (posthumous World F1 title 1970), dies of throat injuries in practice accident at 28
  • Sep 6 Gerard Smithson, cricketer (Eng batsman against W Indies 1948), dies
  • Sep 8 Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven, (b. 1894)

Person of interestCy Denneny

Sep 10 Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer (Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins) dies at 78

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • Sep 11 Chester Morris, American actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), dies at 69
  • Sep 11 Ernst May, German architect and city planner (New Frankfurt), dies at 84
  • Sep 14 Rudolph Carnap, German philosopher/mathematician, dies at 79

Person of interestJimi Hendrix

Sep 18 Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies from asphyxiation at 27

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Sep 19 Greville Stevens, cricketer (10 Tests for England 1922-29), dies
  • Sep 21 Gijsbert Friedhoff, Dutch architect (Wibautstrat tax office, Amsterdam), dies at 78
  • Sep 23 Bourvil [AndrĂ© Robert Raimbourg], French actor and singer (Le Corniaud, La Grande Vadrouille), dies of Kahler's syndrome at 53
  • Sep 25 Efim Golishev, Ukrainian painter and composer, dies at 73
  • Sep 25 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front), dies at 72
  • Sep 28 Gamal' Abd al-Nassar, Egypt President (1953-70), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Sep 28 John Roderigo Dos Passos, American writer (Manhattan Transfer), dies at 74
  • Sep 29 Edward Everett Horton, American actor and narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84
  • Sep 30 Patrick Aherne, British actor (Green Dolphin Street, Rocketship X-M, The Court Jester), dies at 69