Famous Deaths on September 3

  • 1189 Jacob of Orleans, Rabbi, killed in anti Jewish riot in London England
  • 1205 Petrus van Poitiers, French theologist (Sententiarum libri V), dies
  • 1402 Gian Galeazzo Visconti, duke and tyrant of Milan (1395-1402), dies at 51
  • 1420 Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, regent of Scotland
  • 1592 Robert Greene, English writer (b. 1558)
  • 1634 Edward Coke, English Chief Justice and politician (defended common law), dies at 82
  • 1642 Elisabeth of Nassau, Daughter of Willem I & Charlotte of Bourbon, dies at 65
  • 1653 Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguistic, dies at 65
  • 1655 Jan W van Brederode, Dutch governor/field marshal, dies at 56

Person of interestOliver Cromwell

1658 Oliver Cromwell, English general (1653-58)/Lord Protector, dies at 59

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1662 William Lenthall, English politician (b. 1591)
  • 1667 Alonso Cano, Spanish painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 66
  • 1675 Pieter Boel, Flemish painter/etcher, dies
  • 1708 Christian Liebe, composer, dies at 53
  • 1720 Henri de Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat, dies at 72
  • 1722 Ivan Skoropadsky, Hetman of Ukraine (b. 1646)
  • 1729 Jean Hardouin, French scholar (b. 1646)
  • 1739 George Lillo, English dramatist (Fatal Curiosity), dies at 46
  • 1766 Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (b. 1686)
  • 1790 Thomas Norris, composer, dies at 49
  • 1808 John Montgomery, American Continental Congressman (b. 1722)
  • 1811 Ignaz Franzl, composer, dies at 75
  • 1820 Benjamin Henry Latrobe, American architect (completed U.S. Capitol), dies at 56
  • 1843 Cornelis PJ Elout, military/President of West Sumatra, dies at 47
  • 1849 Earnest Freiherr von Feuchtersleben, Austria writer/physician, dies
  • 1857 M Heinrich C Lichtenstein, German zoologist/explorer, dies at 77
  • 1857 John McLoughlin, Canadian trapper (b. 1784)
  • 1860 Aleksey Stepanovich Khomyakov, Russian poet, dies at 56
  • 1866 Konstantin Flavitsky, Russian painter (b. 1830)
  • 1871 Vaclav Horak, composer, dies at 71
  • 1876 Felix, cricketer (legendary All-England player), dies
  • 1877 Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Rep (1871-77), dies at 80
  • 1883 Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Fathers & Sons), dies from a spinal tumour at 64
  • 1883 Iwan Turgenjew, writer, dies at 64
  • 1886 William W. Snow, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1851-53), dies at 74
  • 1890 Charles-A Chatrian, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 63
  • 1890 Willem Linnig The Younger, Flemish painter and graphic artist, dies at 48
  • 1893 James Harrison, Scottish-born inventor (b. 1816)
  • 1903 Joseph Skipsey, British poet (b. 1832)
  • 1908 Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, gov-gen (Dutch East-Indies), dies
  • 1914 Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, composer, dies at 49
  • 1918 Fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed
  • 1935 Johannes Aengenent, Bishop of Haarlem (1928-35), dies at 62
  • 1936 Nikita Balieff, Armenian vaudevillian and impressario (b. 1876 or 1877)
  • 1938 Bart de Ligt, anti military theologist, dies at 77
  • 1940 Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Hafvets Stjorna), dies at 59
  • 1944 Frantisek Alois Drdla, composer, dies at 75
  • 1946 Paul Lincke, German composer and theater conductor considered the "father" of the Berlin operetta (Frau Luna, Lysistrata), dies at 79
  • 1948 Eduard Benesj, president Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48), dies
  • 1951 Arnold Warren, cricketer (only Test for England), dies
  • 1951 Robert Franz Richard Hernried, composer, dies at 67

  • 1954 Eugene Pallette, American actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro), dies at 65
  • 1960 Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer, dies at 72
  • 1961 Robert E. Gross, American businessman (b. 1897)
  • 1962 Anton Mauve, Dutch painter, dies at 63
  • 1962 E. E. Cummings, American poet (Tulips & Chimneys), dies at 67
  • 1963 Cruys Voorbergh [Ernest Pieter Coningh], Dutch actor and director (De vliegende Hollander , Flying Dutchman), dies from cardiac arrest at 64
  • 1963 Frico Kafenda, Slovak composer, dies at 79
  • 1964 Joseph Marx, Austrian composer, dies at 82
  • 1964 Stewart Holbrook, American author (b. 1893)
  • 1965 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), dies at 79
  • 1967 David Cohen, historian and chairman of the Jewish Council, dies at 84
  • 1968 Isabel Withers, American actress (b. 1896)

Person of interestHo Chi Minh

1969 Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Vietnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69), dies at 79 of heart failure

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1969 John Lester, American cricketer (b. 1871)
  • 1970 Al Wilson, "Blind Owl", guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27
  • 1970 Jochen Rindt, German race car driver, dies at 28

Person of interestVince Lombardi

1970 Vince Lombardi, American football coach (Green Bay Packers), dies at 57

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi
  • 1971 Percy Holmes, cricketer (Yorks opener, 7 Tests for Eng 1921-32), dies
  • 1971 Veronica Turleigh, actress (Promoter), dies at 68
  • 1971 Dave Street [Patrick Devlin], American actor and singer (Moonrise, I Surrender Dear, Broadway Open House), dies of cancer at 53
  • 1974 Harry Partch, American composer (b. 1901)
  • 1980 Barbara O'Neil, actress (Tower of London, Stella Dallas)
  • 1980 Duncan Renaldo, Spanish actor (Cisco Kid, Guns of Fury), dies from lung cancer at 76
  • 1980 Fabian von Schlabendorff, German resistance fighter/judge, dies at 73
  • 1980 Dirch Passer, prolific Danish actor (Going for Broke, Mig og mafiaen), dies of a myocardial infarction at 54
  • 1981 Alec Waugh, English novelist (Island in the Sun), died after suffering a stroke at 83
  • 1982 Della Chiesa, Italian general/mafia fighter, murdered
  • 1982 Michael Thoma, actor (8 is Enough, Fame), dies at 55
  • 1983 Ellie Lambeti, Greek actress (b. 1926)
  • 1984 Arthur Schwartz, producer (Inside USA with Chevrolet), dies at 83
  • 1985 Jo Jones, American jazz drummer, dies at 73
  • 1985 John Herbert McDowell, American composer for ballet, TV and the stage, dies at 58
  • 1987 Morton Feldman, US composer, dies at 61
  • 1987 Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukraine architect/author (Soldiers), dies at 76
  • 1987 Vokopach Stalingrada/Kira Georgijevna, dies at 76
  • 1988 Richard Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player and luger who took the Olympic oath in 1948, dies at 76
  • 1989 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, dies at 82
  • 1990 David Acer, Florida dentist, dies of AIDs after infecting 5 patients

Person of interestFrank Capra

1991 Frank Capra, American film director (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 94

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • 1991 Henri de Lubac, French theologist/antifascist, dies
  • 1992 Johannes van Capel, oldest man in Netherlands (Born 4/22/1884), dies
  • 1993 Leon Liebgold, Pol/US actor/chairman (Hebrew Actors Union), dies at 83
  • 1994 Billy Wright, English soccer player (World Champion 1950), dies at 70
  • 1994 James Aubrey, actor (Riders of the Storm), dies of heart attack at 75
  • 1994 Major Lance, American soul singer (The Monkey Time), dies at 55
  • 1994 Marijke Vetter, Dutch journalist, dies at 82
  • 1994 Nikos Ghika, Greek artist, dies at 88
  • 1994 Roswell Gilbert, who mercy killed his ailing wife, dies at 85
  • 1995 Alex Brown, snooker player, dies at 87
  • 1995 Alfred Earle Birney, poet, dies at 91
  • 1995 Donald Cuthbert Coleman, economic historian, dies at 75
  • 1995 Mary Adshead, muralist/painter, dies at 91
  • 1995 Peter Michalke, journalist, dies at 40
  • 1995 Roye England, modeller/museum curator, dies at 88
  • 1996 John Cheek, Falkland Islands advocate, dies at 56
  • 1996 Julian Amery, British conservative politician and minister, dies at 77
  • 1996 Robert Croften Brown, politician, dies at 75
  • 2000 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (Escape to Athena), dies at 86
  • 2001 Pauline Kael, American film critic (b. 1919)
  • 2001 Thuy Trang, American actress (b. 1973)
  • 2002 W. Clement Stone, American entrepreneur (b. 1902)
  • 2003 Paul Jennings Hill, American anti-abortion murderer (b. 1954)
  • 2004 Billy Davis, American music producer and songwriter ( I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke), dies at 72
  • 2005 Richard S.R. Fitter, British ornithologist and botanist (b. 1913)
  • 2005 William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1924)
  • 2006 Annemarie Wendl, German actress (Lindenstraße, Der Seitensprung), dies at 91
  • 2007 Jane Tomlinson, British charity fund raiser (b. 1964)
  • 2007 Steve Ryan, American actor (b. 1947)
  • 2007 Syd Jackson, Māori activist and trade unionist (b. 1939)
  • 2007 Carter Albrecht, Musician (b. 1973)
  • 2007 Steve Fossett, American adventurer (1st person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon,) disappears while flying at 63
  • 2008 Donald Blakeslee, American aviator, led 4th Fighter Group during World War II. (b.1918)
  • 2010 Robert Schimmel, American stand-up comedian (b. 1950)
  • 2010 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], English musician (ELO), killed by a rolling hay bale at 62
  • 2010 Cyril Smith, British Liberal Member of Parliament and alleged serial sex offender, dies at 82
  • 2012 Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (The Green Mile), dies from respiratory failure at 54
  • 2012 Sun Myung Moon, South Korean evangelist (Unification Church), dies at 92
  • 2013 Ariel Castro, Puerto Rican-born American criminal famous for kidnapping 3 women between 2002-4, commits suicide 1 month into his life sentence at 53
  • 2015 Adrian Cadbury, British confectionery manufacturer (Cadbury) and author of report on Corporate Governance, dies at 86
  • 2015 Judy Carne, English comedienne and actress (Laugh-In), dies at 76
  • 2017 Walter Becker, American rock bassist and record producer (Steely Dan-Peg), dies of esophageal cancer at 67
  • 2017 Sugar Ramos [Ultiminio Ramos], Cuban-Mexican boxer (World Featherweight champion), dies at 75
  • 2017 John Ashbery, American poet (Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror), dies at 90