Famous Deaths in September 1998

  • Sep 1 Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (Marsz żałobny), dies at 67
  • Sep 1 Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award), dies at 77
  • Sep 1 Vere Harmsworth, 3rd Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate (The Mail on Sunday), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Sep 2 Jonathan Mann, American physician and AIDS activist, in the 1998 crash of Swissair Flight 111 at 51
  • Sep 2 Allen Drury, American author (b. 1918)
  • Sep 2 Jackie Blanchflower, Irish footballer (b. 1933)
  • Sep 4 Elizabeth Kata, Australian writer, A Patch of Blue (b. 1912)
  • Sep 5 Verner Panton, Danish designer (b. 1926)
  • Sep 5 Leo Penn, American actor and film director, dies at 77

Person of interestAkira Kurosawa

Sep 6 Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director and screenwriter who was posthumously named "Asian of the Century" in the "Arts, Literature, and Culture" category (Rashomon, Drunken Angel, Seven Samurai, Ran), dies of a stroke at 88

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • Sep 7 John Hayes, British Naval Officer and Naval Secretary, dies at 85
  • Sep 9 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, dies of cancer at 55
  • Sep 9 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1951)
  • Sep 10 Carl Forgione, British actor (b. 1944)
  • Sep 11 Dane Clark, American actor (Wire Service, Bold Venture, Perry Mason), dies at 86
  • Sep 13 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)

Person of interestGeorge Wallace

Sep 13 George Wallace, American politician (Gov-D-Ala) and presidential candidate, dies of septic shock at 79

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Sep 17 Ted Binion, Las Vegas casino heir (b. 1943)
  • Sep 18 Leonid Kinskey, Russian actor (Casablanca, Duck Soup), dies at 95
  • Sep 21 Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter (3 x Olympic gold 1988), dies of an epileptic seizure at 38
  • Sep 23 Mary Frann, American actress (b. 1943)
  • Sep 25 Russell Smith, American composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 26 Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
  • Sep 27 Doak Walker, American football player (b. 1927)
  • Sep 27 Narita Bryan, Japanese racehorse (b. 1991)

Person of interestTom Bradley

Sep 29 Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (D-1973-93), dies at 80

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • Sep 29 Jared High, victim of bullying and suicide (b. 1985)
  • Sep 30 Dan Quisenberry, American MLB player (5-time AL saves leader), dies of brain tumour at 45
  • Sep 30 Marius Goring, British actor (Stairway to Heaven, The Red Shoes), dies from cancer at 86