Deaths in History in September 1959

  • Sep 7 Maurice Duplessis, Qu├ębec Prime Minister (b. 1890)
  • Sep 13 Gilbert Adrian, costume designer, dies of heart attack at 56
  • Sep 17 Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director, dies at 39
  • Sep 22 Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60
  • Sep 25 S W R D Bandaranaike, Ceylon's PM, assassinated by a Buddhist monk
  • Sep 26 Solomon Bandaranaike, PM of Ceylon (1956-59), assassinated at 60
  • Sep 29 Bruce Bairnsfather, cartoonist, dies
  • Sep 30 John H Kliegl, developer of Klieg light, dies at 89
  • Sep 30 Ross Granville Harrison, American Biologist and Zoologist (organ transplant pioneer), dies at 89