Deaths in History in September 2017

  • Sep 3 John Ashbery, American poet (Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror), dies at 90
  • Sep 8 Pierre Bergé, French industrialist and co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, dies at 86
  • Sep 11 Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace, French mathematician, astronomer and physicist (stability of the solar system), dies at 77
  • Sep 12 Edith Windsor [née Schlain], American LGBT rights activist (lead plaintiff in United States v. Windsor), dies at 88
  • Sep 13 Pete Domenici, American politician, U.S. Senator from New Mexico (1973-2009), dies at 85
  • Sep 14 Basi, world's oldest giant panda in captivity, dies in Fuzhou, China, at 37
  • Sep 19 David Shepherd, British painter (paintings of steam locomotives), dies at 86
  • Sep 24 Joseph M. McDade, American politician (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963-1999), dies at 85
  • Sep 26 Robert Delpire, French publisher, editor and photographer, dies at 91

Person of interestHugh Hefner

Sep 28 Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), dies of natural causes at 91

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Sep 30 Monty Hall, Canadian-American TV game show host (Let's Make a Deal), dies at 96