On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 2003

  • Sep 1 Terry Frost, British artist, dies at 87
  • Sep 1 Rand Brooks [Arlington Rand Brooks Jr.], American actor (Gone with the Wind, Rin Tin Tin), dies of cancer at 84
  • Sep 3 Paul Jennings Hill, American anti-abortion murderer (b. 1954)
  • Sep 3 Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive and 3rd postwar chairman of Volkswagen, dies at 88
  • Sep 4 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and orchestra leader (Ripley's Game), dies at 82
  • Sep 4 Lola Bobesco, Romanian-born violinist (b. 1921)
  • Sep 5 Gisele MacKenzie [LaFl├Ęche], Canadian singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), dies at 76
  • Sep 5 C. H. Sisson, British author (Christopher Homm), dies at 89
  • Sep 5 Moe Biller, American labor union officer (AFL-CIO, Postal Workers), dies at 87
  • Sep 6 Harry Goz, American musical theatre actor and voice actor, dies at 71
  • Sep 6 Mohammad Oraz, Iranian mountain climber (b. 1969)
  • Sep 7 Great Antonio [Antonio Barichievich], Croatian-Canadian strongman and eccentric, dies at 77
  • Sep 7 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter and musician (Werewolves of London, Lawyers, Guns and Money, Excitable Boy), dies of pleural mesothelioma at 56
  • Sep 8 Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian voice actress (b. 1986)

Person of interestLeni Riefenstahl

Sep 8 Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), dies in her sleep at 101

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • Sep 8 Gulabrai Ramchand, Indian cricketer (valuable all-rounder in 33 Tests for India), dies at 76

  • Sep 9 Larry Hovis, American actor (b. 1936)

Person of interestEdward Teller

Sep 9 Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist, father of the Hydrogen bomb (Manhattan Project), dies at 95

Physicist Edward Teller
Physicist
Edward Teller
  • Sep 9 Thomas Allibone, English physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration), dies at 99
  • Sep 11 Anna Lindh, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1957)
  • Sep 11 John Ritter, American actor and comedian (Three's Company, It, 8 Simple Rules), dies of an aortic dissection at 54

Person of interestJohnny Cash

Sep 12 Johnny Cash, American country singer (I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, A Boy Named Sue), dies at 71

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • Sep 13 Frank O'Bannon, American politician (Governor of Indiana , 1997-2003), dies of a stroke at 73(
  • Sep 13 Kenneth Walter, South African cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 6 wickets), dies at 63
  • Sep 14 Yetunde Price, half-sister of Venus and Serena Williams (b. 1972)
  • Sep 14 John Serry, Sr., American musician, (b. 1915)
  • Sep 15 Jack Brymer, English clarinetist (b. 1915)
  • Sep 15 Josef Hirsal, Czech novelist (b. 1920)
  • Sep 16 Sheb Wooley, American vocalist (Purple People Eater, Hee Haw), dies at 82
  • Sep 17 Erich Hallhuber, German actor (b. 1951)
  • Sep 18 Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916)
  • Sep 18 Bob Mitchell, British politician (b. 1927)
  • Sep 19 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 76
  • Sep 19 Anatoly Bogatyrev, Belarusian composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 20 Lord Williams of Mostyn, Welsh barrister, politician, and Lord President of the Council, dies at 62
  • Sep 20 Gordon Mitchell [Charles Allen Pendleton], American actor and bodybuilder (Sinbad), dies a 80

  • Sep 20 Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwean politician (1st Vice-President of Zimbabwe), dies at 80
  • Sep 22 Gordon Jump, American actor (Arthur Carlson-WKRP, Growing Pains), dies at 71
  • Sep 22 Hugo Young, British journalist (The Guardian), dies at 64
  • Sep 23 Yuri Senkevich, Russian TV anchorman (b. 1937)
  • Sep 24 Rosalie Allen, American singer and disc jockey (b. 1924)
  • Sep 24 Lyle Bettger, American actor (The Greatest Show on Earth, Lone Ranger), dies at 88
  • Sep 25 Aquila al-Hashimi, Iraqi politician (b. 1953)
  • Sep 25 Herb Gardner, American playwright (b. 1934)
  • Sep 25 George Plimpton, American writer and actor (b. 1927)
  • Sep 25 Edward Said, Palestinian-American literary critic, dies at 67
  • Sep 25 Franco Modigliani, Italian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • Sep 25 Anthony Durante, American professional wrestler, dies at 36
  • Sep 26 Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter (Power Station), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Sep 26 Shawn Lane, American guitarist (b. 1963)
  • Sep 26 Augustinus Franz Kropfreiter, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 27 Donald O'Connor, American dancer and actor (Singin' in the Rain), dies at 78
  • Sep 27 Paul Burlison, American rockabilly musician (The Rock N Roll Trio), dies at 74

Person of interestAlthea Gibson

Sep 28 Althea Gibson, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of respiratory and bladder infections at 76

Tennis Player Althea Gibson
Tennis Player
Althea Gibson
  • Sep 28 Elia Kazan, Greek-American film director (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 94
  • Sep 28 George Odlum, Saint Lucian politician (b. 1934)
  • Sep 30 Robert Kardashian, Armenian-American lawyer, dies of cancer at 59
  • Sep 30 Yusuf Bey, Black Muslim leader (b. 1935)
  • Sep 30 Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly guitarist (Rockabilly Hall of Fame, 1998), dies of cancer at 64 [1]