On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 2005

  • Sep 1 R. L. Burnside, American blues musician (Deep Blues), dies at 78 (b. 1926)
  • Sep 1 Thanos Leivaditis, Greek actor (b. 1934)

Bob Denver

Sep 2 Bob Denver, American actor (Gilligan's Island, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis), dies of complications from treatment for cancer at 70 [1] [2]

  • Sep 3 Richard S.R. Fitter, British ornithologist and botanist (b. 1913)
  • Sep 3 William Rehnquist, American lawyer and 16th Chief Justice of the United States (1986-2005), dies in office at 80
  • Sep 5 Roberto Viaux, Chilean Army General and the primary planner in two failed coup d'état attempt in Chile (b. 1917)
  • Sep 6 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet (b. 1929)
  • Sep 7 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer Marianne), dies at 72
  • Sep 7 Hope Garber, Canadian actress, dies at 81
  • Sep 8 Noel Cantwell, Irish cricketer and footballer (b. 1932)
  • Sep 9 John Wayne Glover, English-born Australian serial killer, commits suicide in prison at 72
  • Sep 9 Stanley Dancer, American harness racer (4 Hambletonians, 3 Trot Triple Crown), dies at 78
  • Sep 10 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American blues singer (Mary is Fine), dies at 81
  • Sep 11 Chris Schenkel, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 82
  • Sep 13 Toni Fritsch, Austrian football and American football player (b. 1945)
  • Sep 13 Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian politician (b. 1916)
  • Sep 14 William Berenberg, American physician (b. 1915)
  • Sep 14 Robert Wise, American Academy Award-winning film director (The Day the Earth Stood Still; West Side Story; The Sound Of Music), dies of heat failure at 91
  • Sep 14 Vladimir Volkoff, French writer (b. 1932)
  • Sep 15 Sidney Luft, American movie director, dies at 89

Gordon Gould

Sep 16 Gordon Gould, American physicist (inventor of the laser) dies at 85

  • Sep 16 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 16 Constance Moore, American singer and actress (Buck Rogers; Show Business; Atlantic City), dies at 85
  • Sep 17 Alfred Reed, American composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 18 Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)
  • Sep 18 Marv Grissom, American baseball pitcher, coach (MLB All Star 1954, NY, SF Giants), dies at 87
  • Sep 20 Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian-Polish Nazi hunter (b. 1908)
  • Sep 20 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer dies at 83
  • Sep 22 Johan "Joop" Doderer, Dutch actor (Swiebertje; My Fair Lady), dies at 84
  • Sep 23 Roger Brierley, English actor (b. 1935)
  • Sep 23 Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (Founder of FALN), dies at 72
  • Sep 24 Thomas "Tommy" Bond, American actor (Butch-Our Gang, Superman), dies at 79
  • Sep 25 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), dies at 82
  • Sep 25 George Archer, American golfer (US Masters 1969), dies of Burkitt's lymphoma at 65
  • Sep 25 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani critic and linguist (b. 1912)
  • Sep 25 Urie Bronfenbrenner, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  • Sep 25 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (The Road Less Traveled), dies at 69
  • Sep 25 Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (b. 1921)
  • Sep 25 Georges Arvanitas, French jazz pianist and organist, dies at 74
  • Sep 26 Helen Cresswell, British author
  • Sep 26 Michael Wittenberg, investment banker and husband of actress Bernadette Peters, dies in a Montenegro helicopter crash at 43
  • Sep 27 Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian and actor (A Família Trapo), dies at 76
  • Sep 28 Constance Baker Motley, American judge (b. 1921)
  • Sep 29 Austin Leslie, American chef, the "Godfather of Fried Chicken" (b. 1934)