On This Day

Deaths in History in September 1967

  • Sep 1 Ilja Ehrenburg, Soviet writer, dies at 76
  • Sep 1 Siegfried Sassoon, English poet and writer (Counterattack), dies at 80
  • Sep 1 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (commonly known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald") hangs herself in prison at 60
  • Sep 3 David Cohen, historian and chairman of the Jewish Council, dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist, dies at 62
  • Sep 13 Russell L. Rogers, American electrical engineer and astronaut (X-20), dies in explosion at 39
  • Sep 13 Varian Fry, American journalist and recognized as "Righteous Among the Nations", dies at 59
  • Sep 14 Mohammed Abdul Hakim Amer, Egyptian vice-PM, commits suicide at 47
  • Sep 18 John Cockcroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951), dies at 70
  • Sep 19 Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian painter, dies at 82
  • Sep 19 Monica Proietti, Canadian criminal (b. 1940)
  • Sep 24 Robert van Gulik, Dutch diplomat and writer (Judge Dee), dies at 57
  • Sep 27 Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, dies at 80
  • Sep 29 Carson McCullers, American author (Heart is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 50