Deaths in History in September 1966

  • Sep 6 Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister (1958-66), assassinated at 64 by Dimitri Tsafendas

Person of interestMargaret Sanger

Sep 6 Margaret Sanger, US feminist and birth control pioneer, dies at 86

  • Sep 9 Leon de Smet, Flemish painter, dies at 85
  • Sep 10 Emil Gumbel, German mathematician and pacifist (b. 1891)
  • Sep 11 Collett E. Woolman, American airline founder (Delta Air Service), dies at 76
  • Sep 14 Hiram Wesley Evans, American member of the Ku Klux Klan, dies at 84
  • Sep 21 Paul Reynaud, Premier of France (May-June 1940), dies at 87

Person of interestAndré Breton

Sep 28 André Breton, French writer and poet, founder of Surrealism, dies at 70

Writer and Surrealist André Breton
Writer and Surrealist
André Breton
  • Sep 29 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Motion), dies at 75