Famous Deaths on September 24

  • 366 Liberius, Italian Pope (352-66), dies
  • 768 Pippin III, the short, King of France, dies at 53
  • 786 Al-Hadi, Arabic kalief of Islam (185-86), dies
  • 911 Ludwig III, the child, last Carolingian German King (899-911), dies
  • 1054 Hermannus Contractus, scholar (b. 1013)
  • 1118 Robert of Knaresborough, hermit (b. 1160)
  • 1120 Welf II, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1072)
  • 1143 Innocent II, [Gregorio de' Papareschi], Italian Pope (1130-43), dies
  • 1143 Agnes of Germany, daughter of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1072)
  • 1180 Manuel I Comnenus, Byzantine emperor (1143-80), dies
  • 1213 Gertrude of Merania, wife of Andrew II of Hungary (murdered) (b. 1185)
  • 1228 Stefanus I Nemanjic de Eerstgekroonde, king of Serbia (1217-28), dies
  • 1230 Alfonso IX, king of Leon/Castile, dies
  • 1275 Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford, Constable of England (b. 1208)
  • 1435 Isabeau of Bavaria, Queen and wife of Charles VI of France (bc. 1370)
  • 1494 Poliziano, Italian humanist (b. 1454)
  • 1517 Frederik IV, of Baden, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • 1536 Janus Secundus, neo latin poet (Basia), dies at 24

Person of interestParacelsus

1541 Paracelsus, Swiss physician and alchemist (Zinc, Laudanum), dies at 47

Physician and Alchemist Paracelsus
Physician and Alchemist
Paracelsus
  • 1545 Albrecht von Brandenburg, German archbishop and monarch of Mainz, dies at 55
  • 1568 Antoon van Stralen, Flemish mayor of Antwerp, beheaded at about 47
  • 1605 Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer (bc. 1547)
  • 1621 Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Polish military commander (b. 1560)
  • 1646 Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer (bc. 1565)
  • 1707 Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (b. 1642)
  • 1732 Emperor Reigen, 112th Emperor of Japan, dies at 78
  • 1742 Johann Matthias Hase, German scientist (b. 1684)
  • 1755 Georg Gebel, German composer, dies at 45
  • 1790 John Keyse Sherwin, engraver/painter, dies
  • 1802 Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer, commits suicide by drinking poison at 53
  • 1813 Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry, composer, dies at 72
  • 1815 John Sevier, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn), dies at 70
  • 1834 Pedro I of Brazil, Emperor of Brazil (1822-31) and King of Portugal (1826), dies at 35
  • 1848 Branwell Brontë [Patrick Branwell Brontë], English painter and writer and brother of the writers Charlotte, Emily and Anne, dies at 31
  • 1855 Alexandre Stievenard, composer, dies at 86
  • 1856 Henry, 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, gov-gen of India, dies
  • 1865 Frantiszek Soltyk, composer, dies at 81
  • 1875 William Walker, composer, dies at 66
  • 1881 Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, composer, dies at 74
  • 1889 Daniel Harvey Hill, Confederate General (American Civil War), dies at 68
  • 1892 Cornelis A van Sypesteyn, Dutch governor of Suriname, dies at 69
  • 1892 Patrick S Gilmore, composer, dies at 62
  • 1894 Martinus Nijhoff, Dutch publisher (Van Dale) and founder (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers), dies at 68
  • 1896 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricketer (19 Tests 1880-88, 3 centuries), dies a 35
  • 1896 Louis Gerhard De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (1876-80), dies at 78
  • 1898 Bartel Wilton, ship builder, dies at 70
  • 1910 Rudolf Dellinger, composer, dies at 53
  • 1919 Frank Laver, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust 1899-1909), dies
  • 1924 Manuel Estrada Cabrera, 13th President of Guatemala (1898-1920), dies in prison at 66
  • 1930 William A. MacCorkle, American politician, 90th Governor of West Virginia, dies at 73
  • 1933 Mike Donlin, baseball player (b. 1878)

  • 1933 Alice Muriel Williamson, British novelist (b. 1869)
  • 1934 Edwin Lehare, composer, dies at 69
  • 1938 Lev Schnirelmann, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1939 Carl Laenmie, film producer, dies
  • 1945 Hans Geiger, German physicist (co-inventor of the Geiger counter), dies at 62
  • 1948 Warren William [Krech], American actor (The Wolf Man, Cleopatra), dies of multiple myeloma at 53
  • 1949 Pierre de Bréville, French composer, author and professor (Une histoire du théâtre lyrique en France), dies at 88
  • 1951 Georges Rency, Belgian poet/literature, dies at 75
  • 1953 Berthold Viertel, Austrian screenwriter, dies at 68
  • 1954 Edward Pilgrim, British suicide hastened by bureaucracy (b. 1904)
  • 1960 Mátyás Seiber, composer (Scherzando), dies at 55
  • 1960 Melanie Klein, [Reizes], child psycho-analyst, dies
  • 1961 Sumner Welles, US diplomat (Good Neighbor Policy), dies at 68
  • 1967 Orville Caldwell, American actor (Patsy, French Doll, Last Warning), dies at 71
  • 1967 Robert H van Gulik, diplomat/writer (Judge Tie), dies
  • 1968 Harry Robert Wilson, composer, dies at 67
  • 1968 Robert Arthur Ley, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X), dies at 47
  • 1975 Clive Morton, British actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), dies at 71
  • 1975 Earle Cabell, American politician, 48th Mayor of Dallas (1961-64), dies at 68
  • 1976 Bruno VeSota, American character actor and director (They Stand Accused, Chopper, Teenage Doll, Wild Rovers), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • 1976 Romney Brent, Mexican-American actor and writer (Dinner at the Ritz), dies at 74
  • 1978 Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 80
  • 1981 Patsy Kelly, American actress (Rosemary's Baby, North Ave Irregulars), dies at 71
  • 1982 Sarah Churchill, British actress (Matinee Theatre , All Over Town, Royal Wedding), dies at 67
  • 1983 Isobel Baillie, Scottish oratorio singer, dies at 88
  • 1984 Neil Hamilton, American actor (The White Rose, When Strangers Marry, Batman), dies of asthma at 85
  • 1990 Jay Currin, stuntman/actor (Back to the Beach, Serial), dies at 34
  • 1991 Mary Lawrence, actress (Best Man), dies of respiratory failure at 73

Person of interestDr. Seuss

1991 Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), children's author, dies of cancer at 87

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • 1991 Peter Bellamy, folk singer (b. 1944)
  • 1993 Zita Johann, Hungarian/US actress (Mummy), dies at 89
  • 1993 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian nuclear physicist, dies at 80
  • 1993 Ian Stuart Donaldson, British musician (b. 1957)
  • 1994 Colin Berry Haycraft, publisher, dies at 65
  • 1994 David Napley, English solicitor, dies at 79
  • 1994 Otto F. Walter, Swiss writer and publisher (Walter Verlag), dies of pulmonary cancer at 66
  • 1996 Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, egyptologist, dies at 87
  • 1996 Mark Frankel, actor (Solitaire for 2, Simon-Sisters), dies at 34
  • 1996 Pavel Anatolievich Sudoplatov, spy, dies at 89
  • 1996 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1997 Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47
  • 2002 Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian rebel (b. 1953)
  • 2002 Mike Webster, National Football League player (b. 1952)
  • 2002 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, dies at 62
  • 2003 Rosalie Allen, American singer and disc jockey (b. 1924)
  • 2003 Lyle Bettger, American actor (The Greatest Show on Earth, Lone Ranger), dies at 88
  • 2004 Françoise Sagan, French writer and playwright (Bonjour Trieste), dies at 69
  • 2004 Marvin Davis, CEO (Davis Oil Company), dies at 79
  • 2005 Thomas "Tommy" Bond, Amercan actor (Butch-Our Gang, Superman), dies at 79
  • 2006 Thomas Stewart, American bass-baritone (La Roche Capriccio), dies at 78
  • 2008 Mickey Vernon, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • 2008 Irene Dailey, American actress (Another World, Grissom Gang), dies of colon cancer at 88
  • 2008 Bengt Anderberg, Swedish poet and writer (Kain), dies at 88
  • 2009 Susan Atkins, American murderer (b. 1948)
  • 2010 Gennady Yanayev, Soviet politician (b. 1937)
  • 2014 Deborah "Debs" Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire and the Chatsworth estate, one of the Mitford sisters, dies at 94
  • 2014 Stephen Sykes, Church of England bishop, dies at 75
  • 2016 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stantley Dural Jr] US accordionist (On Track), dies at 68
  • 2016 Bill Nunn, American actor (Do the Right Thing), dies at 63
  • 2017 Joseph M. McDade, American politician (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963-1999), dies at 85