On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 2006

  • Sep 1 Sir Kyffin Williams, Welsh landscape painter (b. 1918)
  • Sep 1 Bob O'Connor, American politician (Mayor of Pittsburgh, 2006), dies of brain cancer at 61
  • Sep 1 Nellie Connally, wife of Texas governor John Connally (b. 1919)
  • Sep 1 Warren Mitofsky, American pollster (b. 1934)
  • Sep 2 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1948, 52) and congressman, dies of cancer at 75
  • Sep 2 Willi Ninja, dancer and choreographer (b. 1961)
  • Sep 2 [Jean-Josephat] Clermont Pépin, Canadian pianist and composer (Implosion Symphony), dies of liver cancer at 80
  • Sep 2 [Walter] Dewey Redman, American jazz saxophonist, dies of liver failure at 75
  • Sep 2 Charlie Williams MBE, English soccer defender (Doncaster Rovers 151 games) and comedian, dies from Parkinson's disease at 78
  • Sep 3 Annemarie Wendl, German actress (Lindenstraße, Der Seitensprung), dies at 91
  • Sep 3 Ian Hamer, British jazz trumpeter and session musician (Beatles - "Got To Get You Into My Life"; Top of the Pops studio band), dies at 73
  • Sep 4 Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)

Steve Irwin

Sep 4 Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter), attacked and killed by a stingray at 44

  • Sep 4 Astrid Varnay, Swedish soprano (Met Opera 1941-56), dies at 88
  • Sep 4 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer, dies at 64
  • Sep 4 John Conte, American actor (The Man with the Golden Arm, Lost in a Harem, Mantovani), dies of natural causes at 90
  • Sep 7 Julien Schoenaerts, Flemish actor (Daens/Medea), dies at 81
  • Sep 7 Robert Earl Jones, American actor (The Sting, Witness, Sleepaway Camp), dies of natural causes at 96
  • Sep 8 Hilda Bernstein, English-born South African author, artist, and activist (b. 1915)
  • Sep 8 Peter Brock, Australian racecar driver (b. 1945)
  • Sep 8 Frank Middlemass, British actor (Heart Beat, As Time Goes By, Oliver Twist), dies at 87
  • Sep 8 Erk Russell, American football coach (b. 1923)
  • Sep 8 Jean Villain, Swiss writer, dies at 78
  • Sep 9 Gérard Brach, French screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • Sep 9 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician, dies at 50
  • Sep 9 William B. Ziff Jr., American magazine publishing executive, (Modern Bride; Popular Electronics, PC Magazine), dies of cancer at 76
  • Sep 10 Patty Berg, American golfer (15 major titles, US Open 1946), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 88
  • Sep 10 Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (1965-2006), dies at 88
  • Sep 11 William Auld, Scottish poet, writer and supporter of Esperanto (b. 1924)
  • Sep 11 Pat Corley, American actor (b. 1930)

Joachim Fest

Sep 11 Joachim Fest, German historian and journalist (Hitler biography, Speer: The Final Verdict), dies at 79

  • Sep 11 Johannes Bob van Benthem, Dutch lawyer (b. 1921)
  • Sep 13 Ann Richards, 46th Governor of Texas (b. 1933)
  • Sep 14 Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor, bodybuilder and the 1955 Mr. Universe, dies from multiple myeloma at 80
  • Sep 14 Esme Melville, Australian actress (b. 1918)
  • Sep 15 Raymond Baxter, British television presenter (b. 1922)
  • Sep 15 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer, dies at 77
  • Sep 15 Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (b. 1987)
  • Sep 16 Rob Levin, creator of Freenode (b. 1955)
  • Sep 16 Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Stanley Cup 1953, 56-58; Montreal Canadiens), dies at 81
  • Sep 17 Patricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (b. 1924)
  • Sep 17 Alvin Wayne "Al" Casey, American rock and session guitarist (Duane Eddy: The Wrecking Crew) dies at 69
  • Sep 18 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)
  • Sep 19 Elizabeth Allen, American actress (b. 1929)
  • Sep 19 Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (b. 1950)
  • Sep 19 Chuck Rio [Daniel Flores], American rock singer, saxophonist, and songwriter (The Champs - "Tequila"), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • Sep 19 Hugh Kawharu, New Zealander Ngāti Whātua Māori chief (b. 1927)
  • Sep 19 Martha Holmes, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • Sep 20 Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor, dies at 74
  • Sep 20 John W. Peterson, American hymn writer ("It Took a Miracle"), publisher and editor (Singspiration), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • Sep 20 Sven Nykvist, Swedish cinematographer (Cries and Whispers), dies at 83
  • Sep 21 Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock bassist and singer (King Crimson, 1971-72; Bad Company, 1973-82), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Sep 22 Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951)
  • Sep 22 Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player (b. 1950)
  • Sep 22 Ewald Krolis, Suriname Dutch percussionist and kaseko singer (Caribbean Combo - Mi Kanto Ma Mi De Ete (Fallen But Not Defeated), dies at 59
  • Sep 23 Sir Malcolm Arnold, British trumpeter, and classical and film score composer (The Bridge On The River Kwai), dies at 84
  • Sep 23 Etta Baker, American blues guitarist, dies at 93
  • Sep 24 Thomas Stewart, American bass-baritone (La Roche Capriccio), dies at 78
  • Sep 24 Henry "Mule" Townsend, American blues singer, guitarist, and piano player, dies at 96
  • Sep 25 Jeff Cooper, American firearms expert (b. 1920)
  • Sep 25 John M. Ford, American sci-fi author and poet, dies at 49

Sofia Muratova

Sep 25 Sofia Muratova, Russian Olympic gold winning Gymnast, dies at 77

Byron Nelson

Sep 26 Byron Nelson, American golfer (winner 5 major titles; record 19 tournaments 1945), dies of a blood disorder at 94

  • Sep 26 Tokyo Rose [Iva Toguri D'Aquino], American-born Japanese propagandist (WWII), dies at 90
  • Sep 26 Philip Randle, British biochemist (Randle cycle), dies at 80
  • Sep 28 Viktor Kalabis, Czech composer (Two Worlds), dies at 83
  • Sep 29 Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy SEAL (posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor), killed in Iraq at 25
  • Sep 29 Jan Werner Danielsen, Norwegian singer, dies of heart failure at 30
  • Sep 29 Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet and critic (b. 1926)
  • Sep 29 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1912)
  • Sep 29 Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricket batsman (11 Tests, 1 x 100, 2 x 50; Canterbury; father of Richard, Dayle & Barry), dies from a stroke at 91