On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1972

  • Sep 1 May Aufderheide, American ragtime composer (Dusty Rag), dies at 84
  • Sep 1 Kees Posthumus, Dutch chemist, dies at 70
  • Sep 4 Alan Kippax, Australian cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies at 75
  • Sep 5 Josef Romano, Israeli olympian, murdered
  • Sep 5 Mosje Weinberg, Israeli olympic wrestling coach, murdered
  • Sep 7 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian and honorary secretary of King Leopold III of Belgium, dies at 81
  • Sep 10 Sidney Pegler, South African cricket leg spinner (16 Tests), dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Max Fleischer, Polish-American animator and film producer (Betty Boop, Popeye the Sailor Man), dies at 89
  • Sep 12 William Boyd, American film actor, cowboy hero (Hopalong Cassidy), dies at 77
  • Sep 15 Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Turkish composer, one of "The Turkish Five" (Köçekçe - Dance Rhapsody for Orchestra), dies from a stroke at 66
  • Sep 15 Geoffrey Fisher, Baron Fisher of Lambeth, Archbishop of Canterbury (1945-61), dies at 85
  • Sep 17 Akim Tamiroff, Armenian-Russian actor (Touch of Evil, For Whom the Bell Tolls), dies at 72
  • Sep 18 Bill Tallon, Australian cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie), dies at 58
  • Sep 19 Robert Casadesus, French concert pianist and composer (Symphony No. 7 - "Israel"), dies at 73
  • Sep 21 Henry de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte), dies at 76
  • Sep 22 Robert KJE Antonissen, South African literary, dies at 53
  • Sep 23 Carl Frank, actor (Uncle Gunnar-Mama), dies at 63
  • Sep 26 Charles J Correll, American actor (Calvin & the Colonel), dies at 82
  • Sep 27 S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1892)
  • Sep 28 Rory Storm [Alan Caldwell], Brirish rock singer (Rory Storm & the Hurricanes), commits suicide with sleeping pills at 34
  • Sep 28 Maurice Thiriet, French composer, dies at 66