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2029 - 2020

Famous deaths on September 15th for the celebrities who died in the years 2029 - 2020

2023

  • Fernando Botero

    Colombian figurative artist and sculptor known for his exaggerated, rotund figures.

2021

  • Lou Angotti

    Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1938)

2020

  • Ryman Emerson

    Ryman Emerson was a renowned photojournalist who captured powerful images of conflict and social issues around the world.

  • Darene Albanese

    Acclaimed soprano opera singer who performed worldwide.

  • Mckinsley Anderson

    Mckinsley Anderson was a prolific author who wrote several critically acclaimed novels and non-fiction works.

  • Myrian Gutierrez

    Myrian Gutierrez was a renowned chemist who made significant contributions to the field of materials science.

  • Javel Johnson

    Javel Johnson was a renowned American physicist who made significant contributions to the field of quantum mechanics.

2019 - 2010

Famous deaths on September 15th for the celebrities who died in the years 2019 - 2010

2019

  • Sya Bathory

    Talented abstract artist with a unique style.

  • Joyous Gardner

    Civil rights advocate who fought for equality and justice.

  • Tilian Chivers

    Renowned for her emotionally powerful poetry.

  • Crew Jones

    Crew Jones was a renowned painter whose works continue to inspire art enthusiasts.

  • Anitra Nelson

    Acclaimed poet whose works explored themes of love and loss.

2018

  • Ermelindo Rodrigues

    Renowned Portuguese painter known for his vibrant and expressive artworks.

  • Argus Weston

    Argus Weston was a respected political columnist known for his insightful analysis and commentary.

  • Earnestene Holmes

    Served as a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives.

  • Rosamund Clifford

    Rosamund Clifford was a British businesswoman who held executive positions in several multinational corporations before retiring.

  • Delfin Carbonell Basset

    Delfin Carbonell Basset was a celebrated poet whose works continue to inspire readers.

2017

  • Beatryce Culleton

    Renowned author known for her captivating storytelling.

  • Harry Dean Stanton

    Renowned American actor known for his roles in various films and television shows.

  • Vern Glaser

    Award-winning journalist and author.

2015

  • Coi Thien Thai

    Vietnamese painter known for his vibrant landscapes

  • Bernard Van de Kerckhove

    Belgian cyclist (b. 1941)

  • Meir Pa'il

    Israeli commander, historian, and politician (b. 1926)

  • Harry J. Lipkin

    Israeli physicist and academic (b. 1921)

2014

  • John Anderson Jr.

    American lawyer and politician, 36th governor of kansas (b. 1917)

  • Eugene I. Gordon

    American physicist and engineer (d. 2014)

  • Jürg Schubiger

    Swiss psychotherapist and author (d. 2014.)

  • Wayne Tefs

    Canadian anthologist, author, and critic (b. 1947)

  • Nicholas Romanov

    French-born prince of russia, pretender to the russian throne

2013

  • Habib Munzir Al-Musawa

    Indonesian cleric and scholar (b. 1973)

  • Gerard Cafesjian

    American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)

  • Jerry G. Bishop

    American radio and television host (d. 2013)

  • Jackie Lomax

    English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)

2012

  • Nevin Spence

    Nevin Spence was a talented rugby player known for his skills on the field.

  • Nevan Spence

    Northern Irish rugby player and politician tragically died at a young age.

  • Tibor Antalpéter

    Hungarian volleyball player and diplomat, ambassador of hungary to the united kingdom (b. 1930)

2011

  • Jose Delgado

    Pioneering neuroscientist known for his research on brain stimulation.

  • Frances Bay

    Canadian-american actress (d. 2011)

2010

  • Lynnon Johnson

    Prominent congressman who championed healthcare legislation.

  • Florella Bauer

    Florella Bauer was a German journalist and war correspondent who reported on conflicts in the Middle East and Africa.

  • David Goble

    Renowned for his contributions to organic chemistry.

  • Savio Pereira

    Savio Pereira was a prominent astronomer who made significant contributions to the understanding of exoplanets.

  • Zarif Khatun

    Zarif Khatun was a renowned Bangladeshi poet known for her feminist and socially conscious poetry.

2009 - 2000

Famous deaths on September 15th for the celebrities who died in the years 2009 - 2000

2009

  • Relena Quistgaard

    Renowned author known for her impactful novels on social issues.

  • Shoichi Nakamura

    Renowned Japanese author known for his impactful novels.

  • Hurshell Keener

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist known for investigative reporting.

  • Raul Solnado

    A Portuguese actor and comedian known for his comedic performances on stage and television.

  • Satoya Masahiko

    Celebrated poet whose works continue to inspire readers worldwide.

2008

  • Alsie Frost

    Innovative playwright known for pushing boundaries in theater.

  • Tonji Tsubota

    Renowned surgeon known for pioneering techniques in organ transplantation.

  • Marshall Seaver

    Renowned abstract artist known for his vibrant use of color.

  • Emmogene Wilder

    Influential playwright known for her thought-provoking dramas.

  • Chala Dandekar

    Celebrated poet whose works continue to inspire readers worldwide.

2007

  • Mclaren Racer

    Formula 1 champion who tragically passed away in a racing accident.

  • Shaft MacDonald

    Renowned astronomer known for his work on galaxy formation.

  • Colin McRae

    Legendary rally driver known for his aggressive driving style.

  • Alveta Ewing

    Acclaimed poet whose works continue to inspire readers.

  • Haston Scott

    Notable poet known for his lyrical works.

2006

  • Maclovia Rosales

    Renowned astronomer known for her work on stellar evolution.

  • Oriana Fallaci

    Italian journalist, award-winning journalist and writer. her style has been compared to henry kissinger. her many reports, which range from economics and vietnam war coverage, are what make her famous. her international reputation is impish and fiery.

  • Raymond Baxter

    English television pilot and host (d. 2006).

  • Elbie Wilkens

    Renowned physicist known for contributions to quantum mechanics.

  • Artan Lili

    Artan Lili was a renowned Albanian painter known for his unique artistic style.

2005

  • Allani Majid

    Renowned poet known for his lyrical verses.

  • Rajesh Burman

    Celebrated poet whose works continue to inspire readers.

  • Almarosa Fernandez

    Renowned painter known for her abstract works.

  • Ison Zuniga

    Acclaimed poet whose works continue to inspire readers.

  • Zaharah Sulaiman

    Prolific poet from Indonesia whose works continue to inspire many.

2004

  • Rodgerick Ewins

    Renowned physicist known for contributions to quantum mechanics.

  • Ketty La Rocca

    Italian actress known for her roles in Italian cinema during the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Johnny Ramone

    American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1948)

  • Walter Stewart

    Canadian journalist and author (d. 2004)

2003

  • Daysie Decker

    Renowned Hollywood actress known for her roles in classic films.

  • Hinley Shelton

    Renowned actor known for his versatile roles in film and television.

  • Ruqayya Hashmi

    Renowned poet known for her evocative verses.

  • Morgon Babylon

    Renowned for his lyrical poetry that touched on themes of love and loss.

  • Kimble Chambers

    Kimble Chambers was a renowned actor known for his roles in classic films.

2002

  • Twylah Hurd Nitsch

    Acclaimed poet whose works continue to inspire.

  • Berwyn Price

    Berwyn Price was a Welsh politician known for his contributions to public service.

  • Grayce Wilkinson

    Grayce Wilkinson was a pioneering female politician known for her advocacy for education reform.

2001

  • Belina Richter

    Renowned abstract painter known for her vibrant use of colors.

  • Kalven Hoffman

    Celebrated poet whose works continue to inspire readers.

  • Lila Loomis

    Actress known for her roles in classic Hollywood films.

  • June Salter

    Australian actress, author, and best-known for her roles in television and theatre.

2000

  • Esiquio Flores

    Renowned boxer known for his powerful punches and impressive record.

  • Laurrie Tilton

    Renowned actress known for her versatile roles in film and theater.

  • Bessye McBride

    Pioneering African American basketball player in the 1940s and 1950s.

  • Vincent Canby

    American historian and critic (d. 2000)

1999 - 1990

Famous deaths on September 15th for the celebrities who died in the years 1999 - 1990

1998

  • Amalio Madueño

    Celebrated playwright known for his impactful dramas.

  • Loyal Miles

    Celebrated poet whose works continue to inspire readers.

  • Louis Rasminsky

    Canadian economist and governor of the bank of canada (born in 1908)

1997

  • Bulldog Brower

    American wrestler (d. 1997)

1996

  • Joan Perry Cohn Harvey

    Actress (hands of a stranger), who dies at 85

  • George Scheuer

    At 80, journalist and writer dies

  • Hilary Preston

    Editor dies at 88

  • Brother Eugene Gerard Salois

    Teacher dies at 76

  • Peter Michael Grayson

    Showman dies at age 70

1995

  • Rien Poortvliet

    Dutch illustrator famous for his detailed drawings of animals and fantasy creatures.

  • Rien van Nunen

    Belgian actor known for his versatile roles in theater and film.

  • Gunnar Nordahl

    Legendary Swedish footballer known for his time at AC Milan and the Swedish national team.

  • Harry Calder

    South african cricketer (d. 1995)

  • Marguerite Fawdry

    Museum curator dies at 83

1994

  • Elva Barr

    Elva Barr was an American politician who served in the state legislature.

  • Alain Berdarin

    Founder/owner of crazy horse saloon. suicide at 78.

  • Haywood Frank Henry

    At 81, a sax player dies

  • Michael Joyce

    Stage manager, dies at 48

1993

  • Chiyeko Shinkai

    Renowned Japanese painter known for her unique style blending traditional and modern techniques.

  • Ercie Smith

    British Labour Party politician who served as Member of Parliament for Penistone.

  • Wellington Grey

    Wellington Grey was a renowned physicist known for his contributions to quantum mechanics.

  • Pino Puglisi

    Italian priest and martyr (d. 1993)

  • Ethan Allen

    American baseball player (born in 1903)

1992

  • Walter B Jones

    (rep-d–nc, 1966-92), dies at 79

1991

  • Smokey Burgess

    Professional baseball player known for his hitting prowess.

  • Warner Troyer

    Canadian journalist and author (b. 1932)

  • John Hoyt
    John Hoyt

    Bronxville, new york -- actor (gimme a break, tom dick & mary)

  • Allan Sobek

    Dancer

  • Andre Baruch

    Radio/tv announcer dies at the age of 83

1990

  • Zevi Scharfstein

    Renowned author and educator known for his literary works.

  • Grayce Baldwin

    Renowned author known for her captivating novels.

  • G M J Veldkamp

    Dutch politician (cda)

  • Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev

    Russian cosmonaut dies at 60

1989 - 1980

Famous deaths on September 15th for the celebrities who died in the years 1989 - 1980

1989

  • Merriel Abbott

    American politician who served as the Governor of Michigan.

  • Robert Penn Warren
    Robert Penn Warren

    American writer (born in 1905)

  • Robert Penn Warren

    American writer who won three Pulitzer Prizes, known for his poetry and novels.

  • Jan DeGaetani

    American mezzo-soprano, known for her performance of modern classical vocal pieces. degaetani, 56, died in rochester, new york on 15 september 1989 from leukemia.

  • Olga Erteszek

    American undergarment designer and owner of lingerie company (born 1916).

1987

  • Mckinnon

    Prominent political figure known for his advocacy for social justice.

  • Lucien Bonnafé

    French psychiatrist known for his contributions to psychoanalysis.

  • Steven Tuomi

    Jeffrey dahmer, an american murder victim (born 1963).

  • Bob Tadema Sporry

    Author dies at 75

1986

  • Virginia Gregg

    Actress (little women) dies at 69

1985

  • Cootie Williams

    American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1985)

1983

  • Willie Bobo

    Cos, a jazz drummer, dies at the age of 49.

  • Beverley Nichols

    British author known for his gardening and humorous works.

  • Prince Far I

    Jamaican dj and producer (b. 1944)

  • LeRoy Prinz

    Choreographer dies at 88.

  • Prince Far I

    Jamaican reggae toaster and record producer

1981

  • Adriena Pujol

    Renowned poet known for her lyrical works.

  • Sadiel Cabrera

    Renowned poet known for his lyrical works.

  • Elwyn Brooks

    Known for his essays and children's books, including 'Charlotte's Web'.

  • Rafael Méndez

    Mexican composer and trumpet player (d. 1981).

  • Sara Haden

    Actress (a family affair) dies at 83

1980

  • Bill Evans

    At 51, a bleeding ulcer kills a jazz pianist from the united states.

  • Rustyn Emerson

    Rustyn Emerson was a 20th-century American poet who explored themes of nature, spirituality, and the human condition.

1979 - 1970

Famous deaths on September 15th for the celebrities who died in the years 1979 - 1970

1979

  • Tommy Leonetti

    American actor and singer (d. 1979).

1978

  • Colsyn Brown

    Renowned painter known for surrealistic works

  • Edmund Crispin

    English writer and composer (b. 1921)

  • Willy Messerschmitt

    German industrialist. he was an engineer and designer and designed his first plane in 1916. by 1923, he had his own manufacturing business. his messerschmitt was the aircraft that spearheaded germany's air attacks in ww ii. his planes set four world speed records. he was convicted of war crimes and fined after the war.

  • Robert Cliche

    Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1978)

  • Robert Cliche

    French canadian politician and judge (born in 1921)

1976

  • Wilmer Shaw

    American author known for his mystery novels.

1975

  • Franco Bordoni

    Italian race car driver and pilot (b. 1913)

1973

  • Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (b. 1882)
  • Victor Jara

    Chilean musician (born 1941)

  • Gustaf VI

    Gustaf vi adolf from sweden (d. 1973).

1972

  • Zeffie Tillbury

    Acclaimed novelist with a unique storytelling style.

  • Geoffrey Fisher

    Entrepreneur known for his innovative business strategies.

  • Hebe Clifford

    Hebe Clifford was a renowned botanist who specialized in plant taxonomy.

  • Ulvi Cemal Erkin

    Turkish composer and educator (d. 1972)

  • Baki Süha Ediboğlu

    Turkish poet and author (b. 1915)

1971

  • John Desmond Bernal

    A pioneer in the field of X-ray crystallography and the study of the molecular structure of biological molecules.

  • Jd Bernal

    Jd Bernal was a prominent British physicist known for his work in X-ray crystallography and molecular biology.

1969 - 1960

Famous deaths on September 15th for the celebrities who died in the years 1969 - 1960

1967

  • Eva McKenzie

    Sister of ida mae/actress (virtuous husband), died at 78

  • Hans Haug

    Swiss composer in primitivist style.

1966

  • Yittel Moskowitz

    Celebrated Yiddish poet known for her poignant and evocative works.

1965

  • Steve Brown

    American bassist (b. 1890)

  • Steve Brown

    American musician (born 1890)

1963

  • Fred Hillebrand

    Actor martin kane, dies at 69

1962

  • Sem Voigt

    Sem Voigt was a German physicist who made contributions to the field of quantum mechanics.

1960

  • Borden Putnam

    Borden Putnam was an electrical engineer who made significant contributions to the development of early radio technology.

  • Felicie Buisson

    Felicie Buisson was a French politician who served as a member of the Chamber of Deputies.

  • Eliza Burch

    Eliza Burch was a British poet who wrote extensively about nature and the human experience.

1959 - 1950

Famous deaths on September 15th for the celebrities who died in the years 1959 - 1950

1956

  • Henry Clough-Leiter

    Composer dies at 82

1953

  • Isaías Medina Angarita

    Venezuelan military officer and politician who served as President of Venezuela from 1941 to 1945.

  • Jacques Thibaud

    French musician and concert violinist from france, joseph thibaud, his brother, was born 25 february 1875. jacques was killed in an accident in the alps, on september 1, 1953.

1952

  • Hugo Raudsepp

    Estonian politician and playwright (d. 1952).

1951

  • Aida

    Renowned opera singer known for her performances in Verdi's Aida.

  • Jacinto Guerrero

    56 years old death of composer

1950

  • Castin Harrington

    Castin Harrington was an American sculptor known for his public monuments and memorials.

  • Vojtech Rihovsky

    Composer dies at 79

1949 - 1940

Famous deaths on September 15th for the celebrities who died in the years 1949 - 1940

1945

  • Lebaron Merriam

    Lebaron Merriam was an American botanist who specialized in the study of plant taxonomy and ecology.

  • Anton Webern

    Austrian conductor and composer, who is a specialist in music lyrics, art songs and instrumental works. he studied musicology at vienna university and received his phd in 1906. he was also a disciple of schoenberg. after conducting in germany and austria, he settled in modling to teach composition. weber's output was modest, with only 31 works for chorus, orchestra, and …

  • André Tardieu

    French journalist and politician, 97th prime minister of france (b. 1876)

  • Linnie Marsh Wolfe

    American librarian and author (b. 1881)

  • Andre Tardieu

    French statesman (born 1876)

1944

  • Maly Zimetbaum

    Maly Zimetbaum was a Polish-Jewish dancer who performed in the Warsaw Ghetto and was later deported to Auschwitz, where she died.

1943

  • Hans Ulrich Humpert

    Composer dies at 2

1942

  • Hildagard Lindner

    Austrian biologist known for her research on plant genetics.

  • Jack Singer

    Us war reporter (wasp)

1941

  • Lennard Pearson

    Lennard Pearson was a physicist who made significant advancements in the field of quantum mechanics.

1940

  • Genoa Hemingway

    Genoa Hemingway was a celebrated American playwright whose works explored themes of social justice and human struggle.

  • Lorelee Emerson

    Lorelee Emerson was a renowned American essayist who explored themes of nature, philosophy, and social reform.

  • Stockton Curry

    Stockton Curry was a trailblazing politician who fought for social justice.

  • William B. Bankhead

    American lawyer and politician, 47th speaker of the united states house of representatives (b. 1874)

  • Dick Ket

    Dutch magic realist painter, graphic artist, and woodcutter who likely suffered from tetralogy of fallot, which is a condition that causes dextrocardia.

1939 - 1930

Famous deaths on September 15th for the celebrities who died in the years 1939 - 1930

1938

  • Thomas Wolfe

    American writer famous for his autobiographical novel 'Look Homeward, Angel.'

  • Thomas Wolfe
    Thomas Wolfe

    American playwright and novelist, who wrote "look homeward, angel", 1929, "the web and the rock,"1939, and "you can't go home again,"40. at the university of no. carolina, graduating with a m.a. he graduated from harvard in 1922 and taught english at new york university between 1924-1930. wolfe's first novel, "look homeward, angel", was a huge success, and he went on …

  • Thomas Wolfe

    American writer famous for his autobiographical novel 'Look Homeward, Angel.'

1937

  • Clifford Heatherley

    Actress (for love or money or cash) dies at 48

1936

  • Bela Anton Szabados

    Composer dies at 69

1934

  • David Vaughan Thomas

    Composer dies at 61

1932

  • Charles Hutchison Gabriel

    Composer dies at 76

1930

  • Milton Sills
    Milton Sills

    American screenwriter and actor (d. 1930).

1929 - 1920

Famous deaths on September 15th for the celebrities who died in the years 1929 - 1920

1929

  • Sara Amsel

    Indon / dutch actress/ wife to carel van hoisted, who dies at 58

1927

  • Gottlob Fregelius

    Swedish playwright and author of several successful plays.

  • Herman Gorter

    Dutch poet, translator and classicist.

1926

  • Rudolf Christoph Eucken

    German philosopher and academic, nobel prize laureate (b. 1846)

  • Rudolf Christoph Eucken

    German writer, nobel prize laureate (born in 1846).

1924

  • Anthony Johnson Showalter

    Composer dies at 66

1923

  • Sayed Darwish

    Egyptian singer-songwriter/producer (d. 1923)

1922

  • Jakeob Jacobsen

    Jakeob Jacobsen was a Norwegian explorer who led several expeditions to the Arctic region.

1921

  • Roman von Ungern-Sternberg

    Austrian-russian general (d. 1921)

  • Roman Ungern von Sternberg

    Russian counter-revolutionary (born 1886)

1919 - 1910

Famous deaths on September 15th for the celebrities who died in the years 1919 - 1910

1916

  • Isidore Edouard Legouix

    Composer dies at 82

1915

  • Ernest Gagnon

    Canadian composer, folklorist and organist (born in 1834).

1914

  • Jacobus Herculas de la Rey [Uncle Chose]

    Boer general, dies at 66

1911

  • Asa Chandler

    Chemist who is best known for his work in developing the Coca-Cola formula.

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