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 11 Lorne Greene [Lyon Chaim Green], Canadian actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), dies of pneumonia following heart surgery at 72
  • Sep 11 Peter Tosh, Jamaican reggae musician (The Wailers), shot dead in Jamaica at 42
  • Sep 11 Ludovic Feldman, Romanian 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, actress (Cynthia, Meet Me in St Louis, Fiesta), dies 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