On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 2019

  • Sep 1 Tom Collins, Canadian ice skating promoter ('Champions On Ice'), dies from stroke complications at 88
  • Sep 3 Peter Lindbergh, German fashion photographer and director, dies at 74
  • Sep 4 Peter Ellis, New Zealand convicted child abuser, dies at 61
  • Sep 5 Jimmy Johnson, American session guitarist and co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, dies at 76

Robert Mugabe

Sep 6 Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean revolutionary, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (1980-87) and 1st black President of Zimbabwe (1988-2017), dies at 95

  • Sep 6 Abdul Qadir, Pakistan cricket spin bowler (67 Tests; 236 wickets; best 9/56 1987), dies of cardiac arrest at 63
  • Sep 9 Brian Barnes, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1969-79), dies of cancer at 74
  • Sep 11 B. J. Habibie, 3rd President of Indonesia (1998-99) who liberalized Indonesia's press and political party laws, dies of heart failure at 83

T. Boone Pickens

Sep 11 T. Boone Pickens, American business person and oil tycoon (Shamrock, Mesa Petroleum Co) known as the 'Oracle of Oil', dies at 91

  • Sep 11 Daniel Johnston, American musician and visual artist ("Hi, How Are You"), dies of a suspected heart attack at 58
  • Sep 13 Eddie Money [Mahoney], American rock singer-songwriter ("Two Tickets To Paradise"; 'Take Me Home Tonight"), dies of esophageal cancer at 70
  • Sep 14 John Ralston, American College Football Hall of Fame linebacker, coach and executive (Cal, Stanford, Denver Broncos), dies at 92
  • Sep 15 Ric Ocasek [Otcasek], American rock singer-songwriter (The Cars - "Best Friend's Girl"; "Shake It Up"; "You Are The Girl"), found dead at 75
  • Sep 15 Mike Stefanik, American auto racer (9 NASCAR Modified Championships), dies in a plane crash at 61
  • Sep 16 Peter Stormonth Darling, Scottish investment banker (Mercury Asset Management Group - largest fund-management in the UK), dies at 86
  • Sep 17 Corrine "Cokie" Roberts, American journalist, pioneering newscaster (ABC; NPR; PBS), and author, dies of with metastatic breast cancer at 75
  • Sep 17 Harold Mabern Jr., American post-bop jazz pianist and composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 18 Fernando Ricksen, Dutch soccer midfielder (12 caps; Glasgow Rangers), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 43
  • Sep 19 Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, 2nd President of Tunisia (1987-2011). dies in exile at 83
  • Sep 20 Howard Cassady, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1955, Ohio State; NFL C'ship 1957, Detroit Lions), dies at 85
  • Sep 20 Su Beng [Lim Tiau-hui], Taiwanese revolutionary, 'Father of Taiwanese Independence' (Taiwan’s 400-Year History), dies at 100
  • Sep 21 Shuping Wang, Chinese doctor who exposed China's HIV crisis, dies at 59
  • Sep 21 Christopher Rouse, American Grammy Award-winning composer (Trombone Concerto - Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1993), and educator (Eastman School, 1981-2002; Juilliard, 1997-2017), dies of renal cancer at 70
  • Sep 23 Robert Hunter, American lyricist and singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead), dies at 78
  • Sep 25 Paul Badura-Skoda, Austrian pianist (Mozart interpretation), dies at 91

Jacques Chirac

Sep 26 Jacques Chirac, President of France (1995-2007) and Prime Minister of France (1974-76, 1986-88), dies at 86

  • Sep 26 Martin Wesley-Smith, Australian composer, dies at 74
  • Sep 28 José José 'The Prince of Song' [José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz], Mexican singer and actor, dies at 71
  • Sep 30 Jessye Norman, American opera singer (sang at two presidential inaugurations), dies at 74