On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1987

  • Sep 1 Philip Friend, British actor (Dick Turpin, Buccaneer's Girl, Vulture, Fur Collar), dies at 72
  • Sep 3 Morton Feldman, American composer (For Philip Guston, Rothko Chapel), dies at 61
  • Sep 3 Viktor Nekrasov, Ukrainian architect and author (Soldiers), dies at 76
  • Sep 3 Vokopach Stalingrada/Kira Georgijevna, dies at 76
  • Sep 5 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), dies at 79
  • Sep 6 Quinn Martin, American television producer, dies at 65
  • Sep 9 Gerrit John Heijn, senior executive (Ahold), kidnapped/murdered
  • Sep 9 Gunnar de Frumerie, Swedish pianist and composer (Circulus Quintus), dies at 79
  • Sep 11 Lorne Greene [Lyon Chaim Green], Canadian actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), dies of pneumonia following heart surgery at 72
  • Sep 11 Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaican reggae musician (The Wailers -"Get Up Stand Up"; Mystic Man, Legalize It), shot dead at his home in Jamaica at 42
  • Sep 11 Ludovic Feldman, Romanian violinist and composer, dies at 94
  • Sep 11 Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet and freedom fighter, dies at 80
  • Sep 12 John Qualen, Canadian actor (Casablanca, The Grapes of Wrath, The Searchers), dies at 87
  • Sep 13 Mervyn LeRoy, American movie producer (Devil at 4 O'Clock), dies at 86
  • Sep 15 Bob Tadema Sporry, author, dies at 75
  • Sep 15 Steven Tuomi, murder victim of Jeffery Dahmer (b. 1963)

  • Sep 16 Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic (b. 1922)
  • Sep 17 Harry Locke, British actor (Passport to Pimlico, Town on Trial), dies at 73
  • Sep 18 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician (13th President of Portugal 1958-74), dies at 92
  • Sep 19 Einar Gerhardsen, Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1897)
  • Sep 20 Michael Stewart [Myron Stuart Rubin], American playwright (Hello, Dolly!), dies at 63
  • Sep 21 Ruth Attaway, American actress (Porgy & Bess, Conrack, Being There), dies at 77
  • Sep 21 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report), dies at 35
  • Sep 22 Christopher Stryker, entertainer, dies at 27
  • Sep 22 Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 22 Dan Rowan [Daniel Hale Rowan], American comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), dies at 65
  • Sep 23 Bob Fosse, choreographer (All the Jazz), dies at 62
  • Sep 23 O. B. McClinton, American country singer (Man needs a woman), dies at 47
  • Sep 23 Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British pianist and composer, dies at 87
  • Sep 25 Emlyn Williams, actor and director (I Accuse, Ivanhoe, Scarf), dies at 81

Person of interestMary Astor

Sep 25 Mary Astor [Lucile Langhanke], American Academy Award-winning actress (The Great Lie; Meet Me In St Louis; The Maltese Falcon), dies of emphysema at 81

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor
  • Sep 25 George Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor and playwright (David Copperfield), dies from cancer at 81
  • Sep 28 Mehdi Hashemi, Iranian aid of Ayatollah Khomeini, shot for treason
  • Sep 29 Henry Ford II, American businessman and son of Henry Ford, (President of Ford Motor Company, 1945-79), dies at 70
  • Sep 30 Alfred Bester, sci-fi author (Dark Side of Earth), dies at 73
  • Sep 30 Robert Schollum, Austrian composer, dies at 74