On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1973

Person of interestJ. R. R. Tolkien

Sep 2 J. R. R. Tolkien, British author (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings), dies of an ulcer at 81

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Sep 2 Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)
  • Sep 5 Jack Fournier, American baseball player, 1912-27 (White Sox; Cardinals; Brooklyn Robins) dies at 83
  • Sep 6 William Henry Harris, English composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 7 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, dies at 72
  • Sep 9 Samuel N Behrman, US stage/screenwriter (Quo Vardis), dies at 80

Person of interestSalvador Allende

Sep 11 Salvador Allende, President of Chile (1970-73) and the 1st Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through an open election, commits suspected suicide by shooting himself during a military coup at 65

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende
  • Sep 11 Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru
  • Sep 12 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 12 Marjorie Post, US philanthropic/multi-millionaire ($200m), dies at 86
  • Sep 13 Betty Field, American actress (Of Mice and Men, Kings Row, Bus Stop), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 57
  • Sep 15 Gustav VI Adolf, King of Sweden (1950-73), dies at 90
  • Sep 15 Victor Jara, Chilean musician (b. 1941)
  • Sep 16 Frederic Meyer, actor (Faraway Hill), dies at 63
  • Sep 16 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1953-64), dies at 74
  • Sep 17 Hugo Winterhalter, American composer, dies at 63

  • Sep 18 Nora Nicholson, British actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), dies at 80
  • Sep 19 Gram Parsons [Cecil Ingram Connor III], American country-rock singer-songwriter (Byrds - Sweethearts of the Rodeo; Flying Burrito Brothers; "Grievous Angel"), dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • Sep 19 Bobby Gilbert, American actor (Some Like It Hot, The Rebel Set), dies of hepatitis at 75
  • Sep 20 Ben Webster, American tenor saxophonist, dies at 64
  • Sep 20 Glenn Strange, American actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • Sep 20 Jim Croce, American rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle), dies in a plane crash at 30
  • Sep 20 Maurice T. "Maury" Muehleisen, American musician and songwriter (Jim Croce), dies in a plane crash at 24
  • Sep 21 Diana Sands, actress (Landlord, Raisin in the Sun), dies at 39
  • Sep 21 William Plomer, South African-British libretto writer (Curlew River), dies at 69
  • Sep 23 Manuel Borguno, Spanish composer and pedagogue, dies at 89

Person of interestPablo Neruda

Sep 23 Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971), dies at 69

  • Sep 26 Anton Schnack, German writer and poet, dies at 81

Person of interestAnna Magnani

Sep 26 Anna Magnani, Italian actress (The Rose Tattoo; Miracle; Wild is the Wind), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65

Actress Anna Magnani
Actress
Anna Magnani
  • Sep 28 Mantan Moreland, comedian (Watermelon Man), dies at 71
  • Sep 28 Norma Crane, American actress (Tea & Sympathy, Fiddler on the Roof, They Call Me Mister Tibbs!), dies of cancer at 44
  • Sep 28 Wystan H Auden, British/American writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66
  • Sep 29 W H Auden, Vienna poet, dies
  • Sep 30 Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902)