Famous Deaths in September 1986

  • Sep 1 Murray Hamilton, American character actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Anatomy of a Murder), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • Sep 2 Philip Radcliffe, English composer, dies at 81

Person of interestHank Greenberg

Sep 4 Hank Greenberg, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (5-time All Star, Detroit Tigers), dies of cancer at 75

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
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Hank Greenberg
  • Sep 6 Blanche Sweet, US actress (DW Griffith movies), dies at 90
  • Sep 7 Ruth Polsky, record promoter, dies after being run over by a cab at 30
  • Sep 7 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 12 Frank Nelson, actor (Ralph-I Love Lucy, Jack Benny Show), dies at 75
  • Sep 12 Jacques-Henri Lartigue, French photographer, dies at 92
  • Sep 15 Virginia Gregg, actress (Little Women), dies at 69
  • Sep 17 Patricia "Pat" Phoenix, British actress (Coronation Street, L Shaped Room), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • Sep 19 Vivian Duncan, entertainer (Duncan Sisters), dies
  • Sep 21 Pierre Wigny, Belgium minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61), dies at 81
  • Sep 25 Ben Sajet, physician/politician, dies at 99
  • Sep 25 Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist (b. 1909)
  • Sep 25 Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician and former president of the Canadian Labour Congress (1967-74), dies at 77
  • Sep 25 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian Chemist and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 90
  • Sep 26 Hugh Franklin, American soap opera actor (b. 1916)
  • Sep 27 Cliff Burton, American rock bassist (Metallica), dies in bus crash at 24
  • Sep 28 Carmen DeRue, entertainer, dies
  • Sep 28 Robert Helpmann, Australian actor, choreographer and dancer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Don Quixote), dies at 77
  • Sep 29 Betty Kean, actress (Amy Tucker-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69