Famous Deaths on September 9

  • 546 St. Ciarán of Clonmacnoise, Irish bishop
  • 1000 Olaf Tryggvason, King Olaf I of Norway (995-1000)
  • 1087 William I, The Conqueror, King of England/Duke of Normandy, dies
  • 1398 King James I of Cyprus (b. 1334)
  • 1438 Eduard [Dom Duarte], King of Portugal (1433-38)/writer, dies
  • 1487 Chenghua, Emperor of China (b. 1447)
  • 1488 Francis II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1433)
  • 1513 James IV, King of Scots (1488-1513), dies in battle at 40
  • 1573 Andre de Resende, Portuguese dominican/humanist, dies
  • 1596 Anna Jagiellon, Polish Queen
  • 1612 Nakagawa Hidenari, Japanese warlord (b. 1570)
  • 1676 Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, French army officer (b. 1612)
  • 1680 Henry Marten, English regicide (b. 1602)
  • 1683 Algernon Sidney, English Whig politician/plotter, beheaded
  • 1713 Giovanni A di Bartlommeo Viscardi, Swiss architect, dies
  • 1755 Johann Lorenz von Mosheim, German historian (b. 1694)
  • 1770 Bernard S Albinus, [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist, dies at 73
  • 1770 Georg Dionysius Ehret, German-English botanist and cartoonist, dies at 62
  • 1803 Armand-Emmanuel Trial, composer, dies at 32
  • 1806 William Paterson, American jurist and statesman (b. 1745)
  • 1810 Johann Baptiste Hagenauer, Austrian sculptor, dies at 78
  • 1815 John Singleton Copley, British painter, dies at 77
  • 1817 Paul Cuffe, African American civil rights activist (helped settle Sierre Leone), dies at 58
  • 1832 Bernhard Joseph Klein, composer, dies at 39
  • 1841 Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 63
  • 1866 Gergely Czuczor, Hungarian/Czech poet/translator, dies at 65
  • 1876 American Horse, Sioux chief, dies in battle
  • 1878 Jacobo Ficher, composer, dies at 18
  • 1888 John van Swieten, Dutch governor of West-Sumatra, dies at 71
  • 1891 Jules Grévy, 2nd President of the French Third Republic, dies at 84
  • 1898 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (b. 1842)
  • 1901 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter, dies at 36
  • 1901 Willem baron of Goltstein of Oldenaller, minister of Cologne dies
  • 1902 Titus AJ van Asch van Wijck, Governor of Suriname (1891-97), dies at 53
  • 1907 Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (b. 1840)
  • 1909 Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad entrepreneur (b. 1848)
  • 1913 Count Paul J Smet de Naeyer, Belgian politician, dies
  • 1915 Albert Spalding, American baseball player and sporting goods manufacturer (b. 1850)
  • 1926 Greta Lobo-Braakensiek, Dutch actress in railway accident
  • 1931 Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist dies at 86
  • 1941 Gustav Ehrismann, German author and expert on the German language, dies at 85
  • 1946 Mynona, Polish writer (The Creator), dies at 74
  • 1951 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic, dies at 56
  • 1951 Gibson Gowland, British actor (Greed, Blind Husbands, The Phantom of the Opera), dies at 74
  • 1952 Joseph Allen Sr, American actor, dies at 79
  • 1954 Alfred Gradstein, composer, dies at 49
  • 1957 Ettore Pozzoli, composer, dies at 84
  • 1958 Charles Macartney, cricket (35 Tests 1907-26, 2131 runs 45 wkts), dies
  • 1959 Max d' Ollone, composer, dies at 84
  • 1959 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder, dies in a car crash at 26
  • 1960 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, Finnish composer and organist, dies at 75

  • 1960 Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)
  • 1962 Pat Rooney, American vaudevillian (Night club), dies at 82
  • 1962 Geoffrey Mander, English industrialist (Mander Brothers Ltd.), dies at 80
  • 1963 Ernst Kantorowicz, German/US historian, dies at 68
  • 1963 Jan Schouten, Dutch founder (illegal Trouw)/chairman (ARP), dies
  • 1964 Charles O'Neill, Canadian composer, dies at 82
  • 1965 Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo, composer, dies at 90
  • 1966 Antonio Massana, composer, dies at 76
  • 1966 Leon de Smet, Flemish painter, dies at 85
  • 1966 Nestor Paiva, American-Portuguese actor (Zorro, The Creature from the Black Lagoon), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1967 Helen Flint, actress (Sea Devils), dies after being hit by a car at 69
  • 1969 Cecil Dixon, South African cricket off-spinner (1913-14, dismissed Hobbs twice), dies at 78
  • 1969 Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65
  • 1969 Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1973 Samuel N Behrman, US stage/screenwriter (Quo Vardis), dies at 80
  • 1974 Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 55
  • 1975 Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds), dies at 97
  • 1975 John McGiver, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • 1975 Minta Durfee, actress (Keystone Comedies, Mickey), dies at 85

Person of interestMao Zedong

1976 Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), dies of a heart attack at 82

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • 1977 John Breeden, American actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), dies at 73
  • 1978 Jack L Warner [Jacob Warner], Canadian-American film executive and president of the Warner Bros. Studios, dies at 86
  • 1978 Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (b. 1892)
  • 1979 Solon Michaelides, composer, dies at 73
  • 1980 John Howard Griffin, American photographer, journalist and author (Black Like Me), dies from complications of diabetes at 60
  • 1981 Phiroz Edulji Palia, cricket (2 Tests for India, 29 runs & 0-13), dies
  • 1982 Frederic Dannay, [Ellery Queen], American detective writer, dies at 76
  • 1984 Walter Kaufmann, composer, dies at 77
  • 1984 Yilmaz Gueney, director (Yol, Arkadas, Baba, Agit), dies at 47
  • 1985 Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
  • 1987 Gerrit John Heijn, senior executive (Ahold), kidnapped/murdered
  • 1989 Tim Hovey, actor (Slim Carter, Man Afraid), dies of a drug overdose
  • 1990 Rimantas Antanas Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46
  • 1990 Samuel Doe, Liberian politician (b. 1951)
  • 1991 Edwin M McMillan, American chemist (neptunium, plutonium, Nobel 1951), dies
  • 1991 John Lawrence, doctor, dies
  • 1991 Joop H Zwart, Spanish fighter/publicist (Black Widow), dies
  • 1991 Paul Michael Lombardi, actor, dies of AIDS at 31
  • 1993 David Tendlar, animator (Betty Boop), dies
  • 1993 Helen O'Connell, singer (Green Eyes), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1994 Keith Davis, voice Tutor/Author, dies at 85
  • 1994 Patrick O'Neal, US actor (King Rat, Night of the Iguana), dies at 66
  • 1995 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, dies at 89
  • 1996 Bill Monroe, bluegrass vocalist (created bluegrass music), dies at 84
  • 1996 Edward Greenall, businessman/sportsman, dies at 67
  • 1996 Jack Pepys, immunologist, dies at 82
  • 1996 Ruggero Mastroianni, film editor, dies at 66
  • 1996 William Smith Monroe, bluegrass musician, dies at 84
  • 1997 Myra McCulloch, teacher academic/administrator, dies at 48

Person of interestRichie Ashburn

1997 Richie Ashburn, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies, NY Mets) and sportscaster, dies of a heart attack at 70

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn

Person of interestBurgess Meredith

1997 Burgess Meredith, American actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), dies at 88

  • 1998 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1951)
  • 1999 Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (b. 1946)
  • 1999 Ruth Roman, American actress (Strangers on a Train, Knots Landing, Dallas), dies at 76
  • 1999 Chan Parker, American author; wife of Charlie Parker and Phil Woods (b. 1925)
  • 2000 Julian Critchley, British politician (b. 1930)
  • 2001 Ahmed Shah Massoud, Afghani military leader (b. 1953)
  • 2002 Geoffrey Dummer, British electronics engineer, built first integrated circuit and work in radar, dies at 93
  • 2003 Larry Hovis, American actor (b. 1936)

Person of interestEdward Teller

2003 Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist, father of the Hydrogen bomb (Manhattan Project), dies at 95

Physicist Edward Teller
Physicist
Edward Teller
  • 2003 Thomas Edward Allibone, English Physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration), dies at 99
  • 2004 Ernie Ball, American entrepreneur and musician who pioneered the development of guitar-related products, dies at 74
  • 2005 John Wayne Glover, English serial killer (b. 1932)
  • 2006 Gérard Brach, French screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (b. 1955)
  • 2006 William B. Ziff, Jr., American publishing executive (b. 1930)
  • 2006 Matt Gadsby, English footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2007 Hughie Thomasson, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 2008 Warith Deen Muhammad, American religious leader (b. 1933)
  • 2012 Ron Taylor, Australian shark expert and cinematographer, dies from myeloid leukemia at 78
  • 2012 Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer, dies from kidney failure at 90
  • 2014 Denny Miller, American actor, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 80
  • 2014 Robert 'Trob' Young, Scottish musician (Primal Scream), found dead at 49
  • 2016 James Stacy [Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), dies at 79