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Notable Deaths on September 18th

1970Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of a drug overdose at 27

2012Steve Sabol, American filmmaker, dies from brain cancer at 69

September 18th Deaths
Date Event
31
Sejanus, Roman head of praetorian guard, executed 
96
Domitian, Roman emperor, assassinated 
887
Pietro I Candiano, Doge of Venice (killed in battle) 
993
Arnulf vanf Gent, Westfries earl (988-93), dies in battle 
1137
Erik II Eimune, [Onvergetelijke], king of Denmark (1134-37), murdered 
1180
Louis VII, King of France, dies 
1261
Koenraad van Hochstaden, archbishop of Cologne, dies 
1426
Hubert [Huybrecht] van Eyck, painter, dies 
1598
Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536) 
1630
Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (b. 1552) 
1663
St Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (b. 1603) 
1675
Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1604) 
1684
Jan A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes, poet (Ystroom), dies at 37 
1721
Matthew Prior, poet/diplomat, dies 
1722
André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651) 
1735
Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator), dies at 51 
1775
Andrew Foulis, bookseller/printer, dies 
1783
Leonhard Euler, mathematician, dies 
1783
Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (b. 1718) 
1792
Gottlieb August Spangenberg, founder (Moravian Church in Amer), dies 
1797
Louis-Lazare Hoche, French revolutionary general, dies 
1806
Patrick Cotter O'Brien, first known eight-foot-tall person (b. 1760) 
1818
Olaf Swaertz, botanist, dies 
1827
Robert Pollok, poet, dies 
1830
William Hazlitt, critic/essayist, dies 
1831
Peter Hansel, composer, dies at 60 
1857
Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski, composer, dies at 72 
1860
Casimiro de Abreu, Brazilians poet (Primaveras), dies 
1860
Joseph Locke, railway engineer, dies 
1872
Charles XV Louis E, king of Sweden/Norway (1859-72), dies 
1890
Dion Boucicault, Irish/US actor/playwright (Octoroon), dies at 67 
1890
Dion Boucicault, Kathleen Mavourneen 
1891
William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817) 
1896
Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau, physicist, dies 
1897
Chivot, La mascotte 
1903
Isidor Vorobchievici, composer, dies at 67 
1903
Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, German composer, dies at 79 
1904
Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto, dies 
1905
George MacDonald, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), dies at 80 
1905
George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblin 
1907
Ernest Blum, Miss Nitouche 
1911
Russian Premier Peter Stolypin (1906-11), shot and murdered at the Kiev Opera House aged 49 
1911
Pyotr Arkadyevich Stolypin,  
1918
Ernest Bristow Farrar, composer, dies at 33 
1924
Francis Herbert Bradley, British philosopher (neo-idealism), dies 
1929
Hermann Gradener, composer, dies at 85 
1931
Hazrat Babajan, a Baloch Muslim saint (b. c. 1806) 
1932
Peg Entwistle, Thirteen Women 
1933
Imre Császár, Leánybecsület 
1934
Marie Shotwell, actress (Sally of the Sawdust), dies at 54 
1934
Marie Shotwell, Running Wild 
1937
Lois Sturt, Le carillon de minuit 
1939
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer, painter, and photographer (b. 1885) 
1939
Gwen John, Welsh painter, dies aged 63 
1939
Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, Insatiability 
1939
Georges Pitoëff, Le grand jeu 
1939
Laura La Varnie, Mickey 
1941
Hermann Blaß, Jumping Into the Abyss 
1941
Fred Karno, Early Birds 
1941
Claude King, Arrowsmith 
1943
Harry Burkhardt, Millionaire for a Day 
1943
Phil Hunt, The Broken Spur 
1944
Anthony Stefanich, British boxer/captain, killed in Arnhem 
1944
Hendrikus Colijn, Dutch premier (1933-39), dies at 75 
1944
Hubert Ahaus, chaplin (Godsrijk), dies at 67 
1944
Peter Waddy, British major 1st Para Brigade, dies in battle in Arnhem 
1944
Robert Cole, US lt-colonel, dies in battle at Best 
1944
Richard Christensen, Erik Ejegods pilgrimsfærd 
1945
"Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist (b. 1897) 
1945
Blind Willie Johnson, Public Enemies 
1945
Yasujirô Shimazu, Tonari no Yae-chan 
1946
Stewart Edward White, The Westerners 
1947
Carl Voss, The Great Dictator 
1948
Eugene Joseff, Casablanca 
1948
Hermann Vallentin, The Last Laugh 
1949
Frank Morgan, actor (Wizard of Oz), dies at 59 
1949
Norman Nevills, Facing Your Danger 
1949
Frank Morgan, The Wizard of Oz 
1950
Bill Jamison, The Bride Goes Wild 
1951
John Douglas Cockcroft, physicist, dies 
1951
Márton Rátkai, Harrison és Barrison 
1951
Oleg Leonidov, Capt. Grant's Family 
1952
Hippoliet Daeye, Flemish painter (Dreamy), dies 
1952
Frances Alda, Ave Maria 
1953
Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (b. 1927) 
1954
Carlton Miles, Ladies They Talk About 
1955
Martin Walker, Sanders of the River 
1956
Adélard Godbout, premier of Quebec (b. 1892) 
1956
John Mansfield, Embassy 
1956
A.M. Burrage, The Waxwork 
1957
Marguerite de Morlaye, Les dames du Bois de Boulogne 
1957
Augusto Genina, Bengasi 
1957
Juliette Day, Betty and the Buccaneers 
1959
Miklos Por, A tanítónö 
1960
A J Evans, cricketer (only England Test v Aus 1921), dies 
1960
B.B. Kahane, The Lady in Question 
1960
Harry Pringle, The Boy from Stalingrad 
1960
Owen Marks, Casablanca 
1960
Joe Stinton, He Walked by Night 
1961
Dag Hammarskjoeld, UN Sect Gen, dies in an air crash over Congo at 56 
1962
Therese Neumann, German stigma, dies at 64 
1962
Arthur De Ravenne, La veuve joyeuse 
1962
Arthur Dulac, Casablanca 
1964
Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (The Plough and the Stars), dies at 84 
1964
Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881) 
1966
Fernand Lamy, composer, dies at 85 
1966
Jeno Vecsey, composer, dies at 57 
1966
George P. Vierheller, Visiting St. Louis 
1967
John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897) 
1968
Franchot Tone, actor (Advise & Consent, Dark Waters), dies at 63 
1968
Francis McDonald, actor (Will-Adv of Champion), dies at 77 
1968
Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 65 
1969
Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, composer, dies at 66 
1970
Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of a drug overdose at 27 
1973
Nora Nicholson, actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), dies at 80 
1974
Edna Best, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape), dies at 74 
1975
Pamela Brown, actress (Cleopatra, Beckett, Night Digger), dies at 58 
1975
Toivo Salmela, Taivaan ja talojen välillä 
1977
Paul Bernays, Swiss mathematician (b. 1888) 
1978
Adil Iskenderov, Darvis parisi partladir 
1978
Ann Shoemaker, My Favorite Wife 
1979
Gene Kelly, sportscaster (Sportsreel), dies at 60 
1980
K A Porter, writer, dies at 90 
1980
Robert F. Hickey, Cry for Happy 
1980
Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools 
1980
Walter Midgeley, My Ain Folk 
1980
Rose Valland, The Train 
1981
Almos Maattola, Kesäyön unelma 
1981
Michael Abel, The Silver Whip 
1981
Kirsti Karhi, Episode dated 7 April 1968 
1982
Catrin Westerlund, Karlsson on the Roof 
1982
Jacqueline Gauthier, Coq en pâte 
1982
Norman Doxat-Pratt, As God Made Her 
1983
Roy Milton, Devil in a Blue Dress 
1983
María Esther Podestá, Tu cuna fue un conventillo 
1983
Jerzy Kamienski, The Constant Factor 
1984
Boris Karlash-Verbitsky, False Uniforms 
1984
Mikhail Kondratyev, Vikhri vrazhdebnye 
1985
Yasuki Chiba, Shitamachi 
1985
Harvey Parry, Escape from New York 
1985
A. Earl Hedrick, The Lost Weekend 
1986
Jim Thorne, Dirtymouth 
1987
Romuald Freyer, Do widzenia, do jutra 
1988
Kathleen Collins, Losing Ground 
1988
Ernestine Jones, When Little Lindy Sang 
1988
Burton Benjamin, The Plots Against Hitler, Part 1 
1988
Miklós Ormai, Völegény 
1989
Morris R. Abrams, Against a Crooked Sky 
1989
Aleksandra Slaska, Passenger 
1989
Helen Jay, The Deadly Mantis 
1990
Charles Paul, The District Attorney Killer 
1990
Marjan Rozanc, Hudodelci 
1990
David Beale, Dance with a Stranger 
1990
Pauline Byrne, The Big Store 
1991
Hermann Stetza, Das Gefängnis auf dem Meeresgrund 
1991
Rob Tyner, Almost Famous 
1992
Prinsesse Margrethe, De kongelige skal fotograferes 
1992
Earl Van Dyke, Standing in the Shadows of Motown 
1992
Herbert W. Spencer, Star Wars 
1992
Lona Andre, Slaves in Bondage 
1993
Barbara Robbins, Hat, Coat, and Glove 
1993
Nida Tüfekçi, Law of the Border 
1993
Henrietta Leaver,  
1993
Richard H. Landau, The Black Hole 
1993
Christopher Whelen, The Face of Fu Manchu 
1993
Asit Kumar Sen, Anand 
1994
Franco Moschino, Italian fashion designer, dies at 44 
1994
Vitas Gerulaitis, tennis star (Davis Cup 1979), dies at 40 
1994
Vitas Gerulaitis, Musicourt 
1994
Stefan Janci, The Lost Lowlands 
1994
Wayne A. Finkelman, Scrooged 
1994
Jean-Jacques, Et ta soeur? 
1995
Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic, dies at 73 
1995
Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London), dies at 64 
1995
Lesley Sunderland, decorative artist, dies at 47 
1995
Oleg Tverdokhleb, Ukrainian athlete (b. 1969) 
1995
Henriqueta Brieba, All Nudity Shall Be Punished 
1995
Doreen Cannon, Merry Maids of the Gay Way 
1996
Ulrich Beiger, The Great Escape 
1996
Yang Bai, Crossroads 
1996
Annabella, Le Million 
1996
Maurice Wright, Imitation of Life 
1996
Cesarini da Senigallia, Pugni, pupe e marinai 
1996
Vera Brodsky Lawrence, Go Down, Moses!: Songs of War and Protest 
1997
Harry Brian Boyne, journalist, dies at 87 
1997
Jimmy Witherspoon, singer, dies at 65 
1997
Jimmy Witherspoon, Fido 
1997
János Vámosi, Dream Brigade 
1998
Alby Thomas, The Sugarland Express 
1998
Yves Lemouellic, À pied, à cheval et en voiture 
1998
Sam Locke, The Saucer Season 
1998
Mark Zerate, Shocker 
1999
Harold F. Kress, The Towering Inferno 
1999
Stuart E. McGowan, The Billion Dollar Hobo 
1999
Gérard Landry, La Bête Humaine 
1999
Philip N. Krasne, The Cisco Kid 
1999
Hank Palmieri, Coach 
2000
Gilbert Carpentier, Le bel indifférent 
2000
Geno Tsulaya, Kochagad, papebo! 
2000
Dawn Langley Simmons, Living with Uncle Sam: Sometimes When I'm Lonely I Long for Hastings 
2000
DeWitt Kirk, The Preppie Murder 
2000
Sten Sture Modéen, The Old Clock at Ronneberga 
2001
Ernie Coombs, Canadian entertainer (b. 1927) 
2001
'Wild' Bill Mock, Army of Darkness 
2001
Ernie Coombs, Casey's Spaghetti Lunch 
2001
Guus Hermus, Soldier of Orange 
2001
Edith Nisted Nielsen, Reptilicus 
2001
Jean-Pierre Rambal, The Troops & Aliens 
2002
Bob Hayes, American athlete (b. 1942) 
2002
Mauro Ramos, Brazilian football player (b. 1930) 
2002
Mauro, O Preço da Vitória 
2002
Barbara Winiarska, Teddy Bear 
2002
Jennifer Alward, David's Mother 
2002
Bob Hayes, Super Bowl VI 
2002
Robert Radonich, I Love You to Death 
2002
Sebastian Rabl, Sibirien 
2002
Hazel Brooks, Body and Soul 
2003
Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916) 
2003
Bob Mitchell, British politician (b. 1927) 
2004
Norman Cantor, Canadian historian (b. 1929) 
2004
Russ Meyer, American film director (b. 1922) 
2004
Wayne Nardella, Running Cool 
2004
Russ Meyer, Up! 
2004
Jack Lester, The Last Unicorn 
2004
Fernando Gallardo, Historias de fútbol 
2004
Jean Hay, Reveille with Beverly 
2004
Jean Ruth, At War with the Army 
2004
Klara Rumyanova, Junior and Karlson 
2004
Marvin Mitchelson, There Goes the Bride: Part 2 
2004
Mowbray Berkeley, The Unearthly 
2005
Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966) 
2005
Marv Grissom, Game 1 
2005
Jean-Claude Guiguet, Fine Manners 
2005
Yegor Yakovlev, Brodvey moey yunosti 
2005
John Bromfield, Revenge of the Creature 
2005
George Watkins, Tora! Tora! Tora! 
2005
Peter Holland, Fan Fuxxx 6 
2005
Richard E. Cunha, Giant from the Unknown 
2005
Eva Lux, Lesbian Bukkake 2 
2006
Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925) 
2006
Frank Merrells, Days of Heaven 
2006
Michelangelo Verso, Locos peligrosos 
2006
Aja, The Case of the Sensuous Sinners 
2006
Paul Piatocka, Alien Agenda: Project Grey 
2007
Pepsi Tate Bassist from the glam-rock band, tigertailz (b. 1965) 
2007
Jean Deschamps, Moderato cantabile 
2007
Josef Vinklár, Andelská tvár 
2007
Sally Brophy, The Children's Hour 
2007
Victor Duncan, The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery 
2008
Florestano Vancini, It Happened in '43 
2008
Mauricio Kagel, Ludwig van 
2008
James Gavin, Coogan's Bluff 
2008
Howard Mann, Malibu's Most Wanted 
2008
David Hugh Jones, A Christmas Carol 
2008
Riitta Degerholm, Tapanin leikit 
2008
Ben Thomas, The Doctors 
2008
Benny Thomas, Toomorrow 
2008
Gemma Santatecla, Bear Cub 
2008
Leo de Berardinis, A Charlie Parker 
2008
Peter Kastner, You're a Big Boy Now 
2009
Pearl Hackney, Yanks 
2009
Irving Kristol, Arguing the World 
2009
Peter Denyer, Never Too Young to Rock 
2010
Jill Johnston, Town Bloody Hall 
2010
James Bacon, Escape from the Planet of the Apes 
2011
Tom Daly, City of Gold 
2011
Jamey Rodemeyer, Mercy Me 
2011
Zoe Miller, Prozac Nation 
2011
Rosa Wunder, Cosas del amor 
2012
Jack Kralick, American MLB pitcher, dies from complications from strokes at 77 
2012
Steve Sabol, American filmmaker, dies from brain cancer at 69 
2012
Renate Zillessen, Elsa Brändström 
2012
Stephen Cheng, House of the Dead 
2012
Santiago Carrillo, Ángel Llorca: El último ensayo 
2012
Sheila Ryan, Road House 
2012
Giovanni Porcellana, Da Sodoma a Hollywood (Il festival del vizio) 
2012
Michael Hurll, Top of the Pops 
2012
Steve Sabol, Follies, Crunches and Highlights 
2013
Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 70 
2013
Richard C Sarafian, American actor/director, dies from complications from pneumonia at 83 
2013
Marta Heflin, The King of Comedy 
2013
Richard C. Sarafian, Vanishing Point 
2013
Rafael Corkidi, The Holy Mountain 
2013
Allan Ellis, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions 
2013
Lisa Otto, Die heimliche Ehe 
2013
Åke Blomqvist, Episode #5.28 
2013
Jackie Jordan, The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter 
2013
Johannes van Dam, Episode #4.23 
2013
Johnny Laboriel, Ssuperzam el invencible 
2013
Ken Norton, Facing Ali 
2013
Arthur Lamothe, Le silence des fusils 
2013
Lindsay Cooper, Song of the Shirt 
2013
Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Episode #1.65 
2013
Walter Cusyk, Through the Devil's Eyes 
2014
Kenny Wheeler, South of Black Drink Crier 
2014
Kyogen Carlson, Thumbsucker 
2015
Marcin Wrona, My Flesh My Blood 
2015
Eduardo Bonvallet, Episode dated 3 June 2015 
2015
William E. Paul, Episode dated 12 July 1996 
2015
Nancy Bernstein, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 
2016
Legendary Canadian skating coach Burka dies aged 95 
2016
Field of Dreams novelist WP Kinsella dies, aged 81. 
2017
WWE legend Bobby Heenan dies aged 73 
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