Deaths in History in September 1959

  • Sep 7 Maurice Duplessis, 16th Premier of Quebec, dies at 69
  • Sep 13 Gilbert Adrian, costume designer, dies of heart attack at 56
  • Sep 17 Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director (Belgian National TV), dies at 39
  • Sep 22 Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60
  • Sep 26 S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1956-59), assassinated by a Buddhist monk 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