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 (58th Mayor of Pittsburgh), dies 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)

Person of interestSteve Irwin

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

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin
  • 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 publishing executive (b. 1930)
  • Sep 9 Matt Gadsby, English footballer (b. 1979)
  • 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)

Person of interestJoachim Fest

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

Historian and Journalist Joachim Fest
Historian and Journalist
Joachim Fest
  • 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, American singer and saxophonist (The Champs) (b. 1929)
  • 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 songwriter (b. 1921)
  • Sep 20 Sven Nykvist, Swedish cinematographer (Cries and Whispers), dies at 83
  • Sep 21 Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock musician (King Crimson, Bad Company), 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 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 25 Jeff Cooper, American firearms expert (b. 1920)
  • Sep 25 John M. Ford, American sci-fi author and poet, dies at 49

Person of interestSofia Muratova

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

Person of interestByron Nelson

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

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • 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 (b. 1976)
  • 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; father of Richard & Dayle), dies from a stroke at 91