Famous People Who Died in September 1997

  • Sep 2 Rudolf Bing, Austrian-born opera impresario (NY Metropolitan Opera manager, 1950-72), dies of complication of Alzheimer's disease and respiratory failure at 95
  • Sep 2 Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (Man's Search for Meaning) and founder of logotherapy, dies at 92
  • Sep 4 Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
  • Sep 4 Belle Stewart, Scottish traditional singer, dies at 91
  • Sep 4 Jeffrey Bernard, British writer (Spectator Magazine - Low Life), dies at 65
  • Sep 4 Natko Devčić, Croatian composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 5 Leon Edel, biographer, dies at 89

Mother TeresaMother Teresa (1910-1997)

Sep 5 Albanian-born Indian nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize, 1979), dies of cardiac arrest at 87

  • Sep 5 Sir Georg Solti [György Stern], Hungarian-British conductor, winner of 31 Grammy awards (Chicago Symphony, 1969-91), dies at 84
  • Sep 6 P. H. Newby, British author and BBC radio director (b. 1918)
  • Sep 6 Philippe Rossillon, administrator, dies at 66
  • Sep 7 Alex Macintosh, British BBC presenter and actor (Hell Fight), dies at 72
  • Sep 7 Bill Strannigan, American all-round athlete and basketball coach (Uni of Wyoming), dies at 78
  • Sep 7 Derek Taylor, Beatles publicist, dies of cancer at 65
  • Sep 7 George Crockett Jr., American attorney (founded 1st racially integrated law firm) and politician (Rep-D-MI, 1980-91), dies at 88

Mobutu Sese SekoMobutu Sese Seko (1930-1997)

Sep 7 Dictator and President of Zaire (1965-97), dies at 66

Burgess MeredithBurgess Meredith (1907-1997)

Sep 9 American actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), dies at 88

Richie AshburnRichie Ashburn (1927-1997)

Sep 9 American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (6 × MLB All-Star; NL batting champion 1955, 58; Philadelphia Phillies) and sportscaster (Phillies TV 1963-71), dies of a heart attack at 70

  • Sep 10 Jack Adkisson, professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • Sep 11 Camille Henry, Canadian National Hockey League player, dies at 64
  • Sep 11 Hannah Weiner, American experimental poet, dies at 68
  • Sep 12 (Stig) "Stikkan" Anderson, Swedish actor, music entrepreneur and co-founder of Polar Music (ABBA), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Sep 12 Janet Leach, American potter, dies at 79
  • Sep 12 Judith Merril [Grossman], American-Canadian sci-fi writer, dies at 74
  • Sep 16 Antony Kearey, television producer, dies at 77
  • Sep 16 Terence Cooper, British actor (Casino Royale), dies at 64
  • Sep 17 Jan Peder Syse, Prime Minister of Norway (1989-90), dies
  • Sep 17 John Seldon Whale, theologian, dies at 100
  • Sep 17 Red Skelton [Richard], American comedian (Red Skelton Show), dies at 84
  • Sep 18 Harry Boyne, British parliamentary journalist, dies at 87
  • Sep 18 James "Jimmy" Witherspoon, American jump blues singer (Ain't Nobody's Business), dies at 77
  • Sep 19 Kathy Keeton Guccione, CEO (General Media Intl), dies at 58
  • Sep 19 Malcolm Hughes, artist, dies at 77
  • Sep 19 Rich Mullins, American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter, dies in a car accident at 41
  • Sep 21 Jennifer Holt, American actress (b. 1920)
  • Sep 21 Tommy Cecil, Irish ferryman, dies at 51
  • Sep 22 Bryan Ingham, English artist, dies at 61
  • Sep 22 Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk, dies at 76
  • Sep 22 Eric William Hunter Christie, barrister, dies at 77
  • Sep 22 George Thomas, 1st Viscount Tonypandy, British politician (Speaker of the House of Commons), dies at 97
  • Sep 22 Ruth Picardie, journalist, dies at 33
  • Sep 22 Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese WW II fighter (surrendered in 1972), dies at 82
  • Sep 23 Abe Gibron, head coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 72
  • Sep 23 Murray Burnett, writer (Everybody Goes to Rick-Casablanca), dies at 86
  • Sep 23 Shirley Clarke, American film director, dies at 78
  • Sep 24 Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47
  • Sep 24 Larry Hall, American rocker (Sandy), dies at 57
  • Sep 25 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist, dies at 81
  • Sep 25 Jean Françaix, French classical pianist, and composer, dies at 85
  • Sep 25 Sayed ad-Darsh, Egyptian-British Muslim scholar and broadcaster, dies at 66
  • Sep 26 Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), dies at 87
  • Sep 27 Walter Trampler, American violist (Beaux Arts Trio), dies at 82
  • Sep 29 Bobby [Robert Arthur Thornbury] Campbell, Scottish journalist and musician, dies at 55
  • Sep 29 Milner Gray, British graphic designer, dies at 97
  • Sep 29 Roy Lichtenstein, American pop artist (Drowning Girl), dies of pneumonia at 73
  • Sep 29 Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson, Swedish composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 30 Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65
  • Sep 30 Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, British professor of occupational health, dies at 86