Musicians Who Died on September 14

  • 1645 Heinrich Steuccius, German composer, dies at 65
  • 1743 Johann Michael Müller, German organist and composer, dies at 59
  • 1763 Johann Philipp Sack, German composer, dies at 40
  • 1788 Theodore-Jean Tarade, French composer, dies at 56
  • 1836 Vincenzo Lavigna, Italian composer, dies at 60
  • 1844 Oliver Holden, American composer, dies at 78
  • 1861 Fortunato Santini, Italian priest and composer, dies at 83
  • 1886 Hubert Reis, German composer, dies at 84
  • 1902 Reinhold Finsterbusch, German singer, organist, composer, and choral director (Jesu Tod und Begräbnis), dies at 76

Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan (1877-1927)

American free form/interpretative dancer, dies at 50 due to her scarf becoming entangled in her car's wheel

  • 1932 Jean Cras, French composer, dies at 53
  • 1936 Ossip Gabrilovich Russian-American pianist, conductor (Detroit Symphony, 1918-36), and composer, dies of stomach cancer at 58
  • 1951 Fritz Busch, German conductor, dies at 61
  • 1962 Marcel Delannoy, French composer, dies at 64
  • 1964 Mary Howe, American composer and pianist (Sand), dies at 82
  • 1975 Walter Herbert [Seligmann], German-American conductor, impresario (Houston Grand Opera, 1955- 72; San Diego Opera, 1965-77), and world champion bridge player, dies at 77
  • 1979 Raymond Loucheur, French composer, dies at 80
  • 1981 (Walter) "Furry" Lewis, American country blues guitarist and songwriter, dies of a heart attack at 88 (or 82) [year of birth disputed]
  • 1981 Yasuji Kiyose, Japanese composer, dies at 81
  • 1982 Christian Ferras, French violinist and conductor, dies at 49
  • 1982 Pablo Garrido, Chilean composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 77
  • 1988 Melle Weersma, Dutch jazz arranger and composer ("Penny Serenade"), dies at 80
  • 1989 [Dámaso] Pérez Prado, Cuban bandleader and musician, dies of a stroke at 71
  • 1990 Wime de Craene, Flemish singer and composer, dies at 40
  • 1993 Peter Tranchell, British composer, dies at 71
  • 1996 Juliet Prowse, English-South African stage and screen actress and dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies of pancreatic cancer. at 59
  • 1999 Hans Melchior Brugk, German composer, dies at 89
  • 2001 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer, dies at 70
  • 2003 John Serry, Sr., American classical, jazz, and bolero accordionist, arranger, composer, organist, and educator, dies at 88
  • 2005 Robert Wise, American Academy Award-winning film director (The Day the Earth Stood Still; West Side Story; The Sound Of Music), dies of heat failure at 91
  • 2009 Patrick Swayze, American actor (Ghost), dancer (Dirty Dancing), and songwriter, dies of pancreatic cancer at 57