Famous Deaths on September 1

  • 870 Imam Bukhari, Islamic scholar and compiler of Hadith, dies at 60
  • 1067 Baldwin V, Count of Flanders/guardian of King of France, dies
  • 1159 Adrian IV, [Nicole Breakspear], only English pope (1154-59), dies
  • 1215 Otto van Gelre, son of Otto I/earl-elect of Utrecht
  • 1256 Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (b. 1218)
  • 1406 Johanna, duchess of Brabant/Limburg (Joyful Entry), dies at 84
  • 1414 William de Ros, 7th Baron de Ros, Lord Treasurer of England (b. 1369)

Person of interestJacques Cartier

1557 Jacques Cartier, French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France, dies at 65

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • 1581 Guru Ram Das, 4th Sikh Guru (1574-81), dies at 46
  • 1600 Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician (b. 1525)
  • 1615 Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and man of letters, dies at 86
  • 1648 Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (Number of Mersenne), dies at 59
  • 1666 French Neck, portrait painter (Women Portrait), dies at about 86
  • 1671 Hugues de Lionne, Marquess de Berny, French ambassador to Rome, dies at 59
  • 1685 Leoline Jenkins, Welsh lawyer (b. 1625)
  • 1687 Henry More, English philosopher (b. 1614)

Person of interestLouis XIV

1715 Louis XIV, the sun king of France (1643-1715), dies at 76

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1715 François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)
  • 1731 Pierre Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 50
  • 1777 Johann Ernst Bach, composer, dies at 55
  • 1780 Reynier de Klerk, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1777-1800), dies at 69
  • 1801 Robert Bage, English writer (Hermsprong), dies
  • 1814 Erik Eriksson Tulindberg, composer, dies at 53
  • 1818 Robert Calder, British naval officer, dies at 73

Person of interestWilliam Clark

1838 William Clark, American explorer, soldier, Indian agent and territorial governor who lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-06 and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States, dies at 68

Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition
William Clark
  • 1862 Isaac Ingalls Stevens, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 44
  • 1862 Oliver Tilden, of the Bronx, killed in Civil War in Virginia
  • 1862 Philip "Phil" Kearny, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 48
  • 1867 Edward Hodges, English organist and composer, dies at 71
  • 1880 Antoon Jurgens, margarine maker, dies at 75
  • 1896 Johannes Habert, composer, dies at 62
  • 1903 Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neo criticism), dies
  • 1912 Samuel "Sam" van Beem, Flemish actor (Fanfan la Tulipe), dies at 62
  • 1912 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, African-British composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast), dies at 37
  • 1914 Martha, last known passenger pigeon, dies at Cincinnati Zoo
  • 1926 John Hunn, American businessman and 51st Governor of Delaware, dies at 77
  • 1941 Benjamin Dwight, US tennis championship umpire, dies
  • 1943 Charles Atangana, Cameroonian chief (b. 1880)
  • 1945 Jacobus W G Balfoort, Dutch actor (Heimwee, Head On), dies at 57
  • 1947 Frederick Russell Burnham, father of the international Scouting movement (b. 1861)
  • 1951 Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German drawer/painter, dies at 38
  • 1953 Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet, dies at 87
  • 1955 Philip Loeb, actor (Jake-Goldbergs), dies at 61
  • 1957 Helen Haye, actress (Girl in the Taxi, Spy in Black), dies at 83
  • 1957 Dennis Brain, English musician (b. 1921)
  • 1961 Eero Saarinen, Finnish-American architect (Dulles Airport), dies at 51
  • 1961 William S Foster, chairman (US Communist Party, 1945-57), dies at 80
  • 1963 Jean Canneel, Flemish sculptor, dies at 73
  • 1964 George Georgescu, Romanian conductor and composer, dies at 76
  • 1967 Ilja Ehrenburg, writer, dies at 76
  • 1967 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack), dies at 80

  • 1967 James Dunn, American actor (Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 6 Gun Law), dies at 61
  • 1967 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (commonly known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald") hangs herself in prison at 60
  • 1968 Granville English, composer, dies at 69
  • 1969 Drew Pearson, newscaster (Drew Pearson), dies at 71
  • 1969 William Flanagan, composer, dies at 46
  • 1970 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), dies at 84
  • 1972 May Aufderheide, composer, dies at 84
  • 1977 Ethel Waters, American actress (Beulah), singer (Stormy Weather), dies at 76
  • 1978 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, dies at 33
  • 1979 Doris Kenyon, American silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), dies at 81

Person of interestAlbert Speer

1981 Albert Speer, German architect and Nazi leader (Reich Minister for Armaments and War Production), dies of a stroke at 76

Nazi Minister of Armaments and War Production Albert Speer
Nazi Minister of Armaments and War Production
Albert Speer
  • 1981 Ann Harding, actress (When Ladies Meet, Devotion), dies
  • 1981 Bùi Thanh Liêm, Vietnamese cosmonaut, dies in a MiG-21 crash at 32
  • 1982 Clifford M Curzon, England, pianist, dies at 75
  • 1982 Wladislaw Gomulka, Polish partisan/party leader, dies at 76
  • 1982 Haskell Curry, American mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1983 Henry "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash), dies at 71
  • 1983 Lennox Brown, cricket leg spinner (3 wickets at 63 for South Africa), dies
  • 1983 Larry McDonald, American congressman (b. 1935)
  • 1984 Howland Chamberlin, actor (Force of Evil, Pickup), dies at 73
  • 1985 Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)
  • 1985 Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
  • 1986 Murray Hamilton, American character actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Anatomy of a Murder), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • 1987 Philip Friend, British actor (Dick Turpin, Buccaneer's Girl, Vulture, Fur Collar), dies at 72
  • 1988 Leonor Sullivan, (Rep-D-Missouri, 1955-77), dies at 86
  • 1989 A Bartlett Giamatti, American President of Yale University and baseball commissioner, dies of heart attack at 51
  • 1989 Tadeusz Sendzimir, American inventor (b. 1894)
  • 1991 Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30
  • 1991 Steve Kemp, British light enterpeneur, dies
  • 1991 Elise Hoomans, Dutch director and actress (Jane Eyre, Barocco), dies at 76
  • 1992 Morris Carnovsky, American actor (Dead Reckoning), dies at 94
  • 1993 Gerben Wagenaar, resistance fighter/communist, dies at 80
  • 1993 Hew Lorimer, British sculptor, dies at 86
  • 1993 Jacqueline Wijchers, film publicist (Havenloods, Sextant), dies at 89
  • 1994 Clifford Leofric Purdy Bishop, Anglican pastor and bishop, dies at 88
  • 1994 Pieter C "Piet" Author, sailor/corrector, dies at 71
  • 1994 Wallis Mathias, cricketer (scored 783 in 21 Tests for Pakistan), dies
  • 1994 Boris Malenko, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • 1995 Elizabeth Brown, minister healer/writer, dies at 32
  • 1995 Ernest Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, club Owner, dies at 93
  • 1995 Benay Venuta [Benvenuta Rose Crooke], American actress, singer and dancer (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • 1996 Karl Kehrle, Benedictine monk and beekeeper, dies at 98
  • 1996 Charles Daniels, archaeologist, dies at 63
  • 1996 George Levy, antique dealer/heritage campaigner, dies at 69
  • 1996 Vagn Holmboe, Danish neo-classical composer (Sinfonia rustica), dies at 86
  • 1998 Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (b. 1930)
  • 1998 Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award), dies at 77
  • 1998 Vere Harmsworth, 3rd Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate (The Mail on Sunday), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • 1999 W. Richard Stevens, Zambian computer scientist (b. 1951)
  • 2001 Brian Moore British sports commentator (b. 1932)
  • 2003 Sir Terry Frost, British artist (b. 1915)
  • 2003 Rand Brooks [Arlington Rand Brooks Jr.], American actor (Gone with the Wind, Rin Tin Tin), dies of cancer at 84
  • 2004 Ahmed Kuftaro, Grand Mufti of Syria (b. 1915)
  • 2005 R. L. Burnside, American blues musician (Deep Blues), dies at 78 (b. 1926)
  • 2005 Thanos Leivaditis, Greek actor (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Sir Kyffin Williams, Welsh landscape painter (b. 1918)
  • 2006 Bob O'Connor, mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (b. 1944)
  • 2006 Nellie Connally, wife of Texas governor John Connally (b. 1919)
  • 2006 Warren Mitofsky, American pollster (b. 1934)
  • 2007 Roy McKenzie, New Zealand philanthropist (b. 1922)
  • 2007 Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer, dies at 76
  • 2008 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (b. 1940)
  • 2009 Jang Jin-young, South Korean actress (b. 1974)
  • 2009 Jake Brockman, British musician (Echo & the Bunnymen), dies in a motorcycle accident at 53
  • 2010 Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (b. 1928)
  • 2012 Smarck Michel, Haitian Prime Minister (1994-95), dies from a brain tumour
  • 2012 Hal David, American Lyricist, dies at 91
  • 2012 Sat Mahajan, Indian politician (Rural Development Minister), dies at 85

Person of interestTommy Morrison

2013 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, dies from multiple organ failure at 44

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • 2015 Dean Jones, American actor (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, The Love Bug), dies at 84
  • 2016 Jon Polito, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), dies at 65
  • 2017 Novella Nelson, American actress (Antwone Fisher, Purlie, Chiefs), dies at 78