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Sept 12th – Sept 18th

Published: 9/12/2010

Sept 12th – Sept 18th
Our weekly Sunday rundown of the newsworthy deaths of yesteryear.

Sept 12th

William Boyd, 1972 – actor
Robert Lowell, 1977 – poet
Steve Biko, 1977 – anti-apartheid activist
Anthony Perkins, 1992 – actor
Raymond Burr, 1993 – actor
Johnny Cash, 2003 – singer
David Foster Wallace, 2009 – writer
Jack Kramer, 2009 – tennis player

Sept 13th
Italo Svevo, 1928 – writer
Betty Field, 1973 – actress
Joe Pasternak, 1991 – director
Tupac Shakur, 1996 – rapper, actor
George Wallace, 1998 – politician
Dorothy McGuire, 2001 – actress
Frank O’Bannon, 2003 – Governor of Indiana
Ann Richards, 2006 – Governor of Texas

Sept 14th
Aaron Burr, 1836 – Vice President of the United States
James Fennimore Cooper, 1851 – writer
William McKinley, 1901 – 25th President of the United States
Isadora Duncan, 1927 – dancer
Irving Thalberg, 1936 – film producer
Furry Lewis, 1981 – blues musician
John Gardner, 1982 – writer
Grace Kelly, 1982 – actress
Janet Gaynor, 1984 – actress
Robert Wise, 2005 – film director
Patrick Swayze, 2009 – actor

Sept 15th
Bill Evans, 1980 – jazz pianist
Cootie Williams, 1985 – jazz trumpeter
Robert Penn Warren, 1989 – writer
Ethan Allen, 1993 – baseball player
Vincent Canby, 2000 – film critic
Johnny Ramone, 2004 – rock guitarist
Sidney Luft, 2005 – film director
Richard Wright, 2008 – rock musician

Sept 16th
George Gore, 1933 – baseball player, manager
Marc Bolan, 1977 – rock musician
Maria Callas, 1977 – classical singer
Jean Piaget, 1980 – developmental psychologist
Gene Nelson, 1996 – actor, TV director
Samuel Arkoff, 2001 – film producer
Robert Jordan, 2007 – writer
Mary Travers, 2009 – folk singer

Sept 17th
Ruth Benedict, 1948 – anthropologist
Spiro Agnew, 1996 – Vice President of the United States
Jimmy Yancey, 1951 – pianist
Richard Basehart, 1984 – actor
Ted Binion, 1998 – casino heir
Frankie Vaughan , 1999 – singer
Alfred Reed, 2005 – composer
Patricia Kennedy Lawford, 2006 – socialite

Sept 18th
Frank Morgan, 1949 – actor
Dag Hammarskjöld, 1961 – UN General Secretary, Nobel Peace Prize winner
Sean O’Casey, 1964 – writer
Jimi Hendrix, 1970 – rock guitarist
Katherine Anne Porter, 1980 – writer
Jimmy Witherspoon, 1997 – blues singer
Bob Hayes, 2002 – sprinter and football player
Mauro Ramos, 2002 – soccer player
Russ Meyer, 2004 – film director
 

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