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19 BCVirgil, Roman poet, dies at 50

1974Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 53

September 21st Deaths
Date Event
19
Virgil, Roman poet, dies at 50 
BC
AD
19
Publius Vergilius Maro, The Avenger 
454
Flavius Aetius, Roman general (Battle of the Catalaunian Plains), assassinated by Valentinian 
687
Conon, Sicilian Pope (686-87), dies 
1217
Lembitu of Lehola, Estonian soldier 
1327
Edward II, king of England (1307-1327), assassinated at 43 
1397
Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (executed) (b. 1346) 
1433
Zweder van Kuilenberg, bishop of Utrecht 
1440
Frederik I van Hohenzollern, ruler Brandenburg (1417-40), dies at 68 
1481
Bartholomeus Platinum, Italian humanist/pontifical librarian, dies 
1519
Hans Backofen/Backoffen, German sculptor, dies at about 49 
1520
Selam I Jawuz, the Barse, poet/cruel sultan of Turkey, dies 
1542
Juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet 
1558
Charles V, King of Spain (Carlos I)/Holy Roman Emperor, dies at 58 
1576
Girolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician, dies at 74 
1586
Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, viceroy of Naples (1571-75), dies at 69 
1590
Ascanio Trombeti, composer, dies at 45 
1626
François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (b. 1543) 
1629
John Pieterszoon Coen, merchant/gov-gen of East-Indies, dies at 42 
1705
Willem Hadriaan of Nassau, corrupt mister of Odijck, dies 
1719
Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (b. 1647) 
1743
Jai Singh II, King of Amber-Juiper (b. 1688) 
1748
John Balguy, English philosopher (b. 1686) 
1796
François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (b. 1769) 
1798
George Read, US judge/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 65 
1809
Alexander Reinagle, composer, dies at 53 
1812
Emmanuel Johann Joseph Schikaneder, composer, dies at 61 
1820
Joseph R Drake, US poet (American Flag), dies at 25) 
1832
Walter Scott, Scottish attorney/poet/writer (Ivanhoe), dies 
1832
Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe 
1836
John Stafford Smith, composer, dies at 86 
1839
Jacob Gottfried Weber, German composer, dies at 60 
1860
Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (b. 1788) 
1874
JBAL Leonce Elie the Beaumont, French geologist, dies at 75 
1883
Johannes van Vloten, Dutch man of letters/theologist, dies at 65 
1895
Viktor Rydberg, Tomten 
1897
Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (b. 1819) 
1903
Frederick S. Gibbs, F.S. Gibbs and Family 
1904
Chief Joseph, US indian chief (Nez Perces), dies 
1905
Rudolf Baumbach, writer of German student drinking songs, dies at 64 
1906
Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1838) 
1911
Arab Pasha, "al-Misri" [Pasha Ahmad Arab), Egyptian minister, dies 
1914
Flora Foster, David Copperfield 
1915
Anthony Comstock, anti-vice crusader, dies at 71 in NYC 
1918
Hal August, The Romance of an Actor 
1922
Tom Armitage, cricketer (England lob bowler v Australia 1877), dies 
1926
Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (b. 1857) 
1929
Harrison Garfield Rhodes, An Adventure in Hearts 
1933
Kenji Miyazawa, Waga kokoro no ginga tetsudo: Miyazawa Kenji monogatari 
1935
Paul Iribe, The Night Club 
1937
Henri [Lucien] Capitant, French lawyer, dies at 72 
1937
Osgood Perkins, Scarface 
1938
Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic Croatian writer (b. 1874) 
1938
Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic, Segrt Hlapic 
1938
Andrew Arbuckle, The Girl That Didn't Matter 
1939
Armand Calinescu, premier of Romania, murdered 
1939
Aleksander Buczynski, Mlody las 
1940
Jack Winn, Blood and Sand 
1941
Will Carleton, Over the Hill 
1942
Fred Patey, Secret of the Skies 
1942
Nina Vavra, Le choc en retour 
1943
Maximilian Foster, Rich Man, Poor Man 
1943
Ladislaus Tuszynski, Kalif Storch 
1944
Louis N. Parker, Disraeli 
1944
Charles Chapman, Beau Brummel 
1944
Charles De Forrest, Oh! You City Girl 
1946
Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo), dies at 66 
1946
Olga Engl, Austrian actress (b. 1971) 
1946
Olga Engl, Phantom 
1946
Mansaku Itami, Chûji uridasu 
1947
Harry Carey Sr, actor/director (Red River, Sundown), dies at 69 
1947
Harry Carey, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 
1948
Stella LeSaint, The Three Godfathers 
1950
Arthur Milne, English Astrophysicist (kinematic relativity), dies of a heart attack at 54 
1953
Roger Quilter, British composer, dies at 75 
1954
Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese inventor (b. 1858) 
1955
George Barton, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein 
1955
Al Orenbach, D.O.A. 
1956
Anastasio Somoza, Nicaraguan dictator, assassinated by Roliberto Lopez 
1956
Robert Mills Delaney, composer, dies at 53 
1957
Haakon VII (CF Charles WA), Danish king of Norway (1905-57), dies 
1957
Aldo Vergano, The Knight of Kruja 
1957
King Haakon VII, Kong Håkon VIIs regjeringsjubileum 1945 
1958
Don Gardner, The Case of the Screaming Woman 
1958
Edneh Altemus, The Forgotten Law 
1959
Esfir Shub, The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty 
1960
Allen G. Siegler, The Black Room 
1961
Earle Dickson, inventor (band-aid), dies at 68 
1961
Maurice Delage, composer, dies at 81 
1961
Ruby Rosenberg, The Night of the Hunter 
1961
Hilda Doolittle, Borderline 
1963
Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (b. 1899) 
1963
Paulino Masip, La barraca 
1964
Jim Koethe, Dallas Times Herald reporter, killed by karate chop 
1964
Vincent Lawson, A King in New York 
1966
Paul Reynaud, premier France (1940), dies 
1970
Gijsbert Friedhoff, architect (Wibautstrat tax office), dies 
1971
Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887) 
1972
Henry M de Montherlant, French author (Port Royal), dies at 76 
1973
Diana Sands, actress (Landlord, Raisin in the Sun), dies at 39 
1973
William CF Plomer, S Afr libretto writer (Curlew River), dies at 69 
1974
Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 53 
1974
Walter Brennan, actor (Real McCoys), dies at 80 
1976
Orlando Letelier, minister Chile, dies 
1977
Junior Johnson, Winning Winnie 
1979
John McQuade, actor (Charlie Wild Private Detective), dies at 73 
1980
Ernest White, composer, dies at 80 
1980
Waldir Azevedo, If I Were You 2 
1980
Lee Millar, Lady and the Tramp 
1981
Nigel Patrick, actor/director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold), dies at 68 
1981
Tony Aubin, composer, dies at 73 
1981
Walt Davis, Errand of Mercy 
1981
Tony Aubin, Le Corbeau: The Raven 
1981
Nigel Patrick, Battle of Britain 
1981
Walter Goodrich,  
1982
Hovhannes Bagramyan, Soviet general (b. 1897) 
1982
Herbert Hisel, Baden streng verboten 
1982
Franz Esser, Beiß mich, Liebling 
1982
László Ungváry, The Corporal and Others 
1982
Pete King, An Affair to Remember 
1982
Kan'emon Nakamura, Humanity and Paper Balloons 
1983
Bruno Frenzel, Higher and Higher 
1983
Birgit Tengroth, Thirst 
1983
William Trenk, Zweiter Teil 
1984
Lucille Southerwaite, American Buds 
1984
Roberto De Leonardis, Duck, You Sucker 
1985
Gu Long, Taiwanese writer of wuxia novels (b. 1937) 
1985
Harry L. Gianneschi, The Giant Gila Monster 
1985
Claire de Lorez, Morgane, the Enchantress 
1986
Pierre Wigny, Belgium minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61), dies at 81 
1986
Dimitrye Parlic, The Magic Sword 
1986
Paul Cooke, Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire 
1986
Marjorie Raymond, Lady of Burlesque 
1986
Volta Boyer, The Picture of Dorian Gray 
1986
Brett Smrz, F/X 
1987
Ruth Attaway, actress (Porgy & Bess, Conrack, Being There), dies 
1987
Jaco Pastorious, jazz bassist and composer (Weather Report) dies at 36 
1987
Ruth Attaway, Being There 
1987
John Chandos, 49th Parallel 
1987
Michael Bosiljevac,  
1987
Jaco Pastorius, Shadows and Light 
1988
Christine Norden, actress (Little Shop of Horroers, Night Beat), dies 
1988
Henry Koster, director, dies 
1988
Robert Gwathmey, artist, dies at 85 
1988
Glenn Robert Davis, member of United States Congress (b. 1914 
1988
Walter Vogt, Spiele der Macht - Auf den Abgrund zu... 
1988
Christine Norden, Mine Own Executioner 
1988
Henry Koster, Harvey 
1989
F Fischer, German war criminal (4, Two of Breda), dies 
1989
Murry Dickson, 1953 MLB All-Star Game 
1989
Ertem Egilmez, The Chaos Class 
1989
Eduard Koshman, Gody devichi 
1989
Corrado Gaipa, The Godfather 
1990
Mine Mutlu, The Deathless Devil 
1990
Takis Kanellopoulos, Glory Sky 
1990
Sumner Getchell, Mystery Mansion 
1990
Jacques Lippe, L'oeuvre au noir 
1990
Kotoe Hatsui, Castle in the Sky 
1990
Stéphane Bouy, Lacombe, Lucien 
1991
Angelo "Little Moe" Rossitto, dwarf actor (Carousel), dies at 83 
1991
Angelo Rossitto, dwarf known as "Little Moe"/actor (Dark), dies at 83 
1991
JA Mommersteeg, Dutch state sect of Defense (KVP), dies 
1991
Peter Tramm, Footloose 
1991
Barney Colehan, A Farewell Celebration of the Good Old Days 
1991
Marrijane Hayes, Bon Voyage! 
1991
Angelo Rossitto, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 
1991
Eugène Mona, Sugar Cane Alley 
1992
Billy Williams, actor (Adv of Kit Carson), dies at 76 of brain tumor 
1992
Hans Rosenberg, astronomer/alderman of Utrecht, dies 
1992
Bill Williams, Rio Lobo 
1992
Tarachand Barjatya, Maine Pyar Kiya 
1993
Fernand Ledoux, Belgian/French actor (L'Homme de Londres), dies at 96 
1993
Kamaran Abdalla, Iraq/Engl/Neth actor (Best Thing in Life), dies at 34 
1993
Kamaran Abdalla, Dagboek van een zwakke yogi 
1993
Fernand Ledoux, La Bête Humaine 
1993
Douglas Fahy, What a Life 
1994
Arthur Krim, US director (United Artists, Orion Pictures), dies 
1994
Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway Writer, dies at 69 
1994
Michael Kermoyan, The 65th Minute 
1994
Roger Converse, Snow Gets in Your Eyes 
1994
Arthur Krim, The 47th Annual Academy Awards 
1995
Irven Spence, animator, dies at 86 
1995
Peter Shankland, film maker/writer, dies at 94 
1995
Vernell Townsend, blues/gospel singer, dies at 64 
1995
William Murray, teacher/educationalist, dies at 83 
1995
Rudy Perpich, American politician (b. 1928) 
1995
Harry Hurwitz, Fleshtone 
1995
Irven Spence, Wizards 
1995
Jadwiga Boryta, Pod bandera milosci 
1995
Alan Deere, Douglas Bader 
1995
Tony Cuccinello, 1964 MLB All-Star Game 
1996
John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher, dies at 42 
1996
Julius Silverman, politician, dies at 90 
1996
Sabine Zlatin, nurse, dies at 89 
1996
Sulkhan Nasidze, Aprili 
1996
Joe Bellomo, Portrait of a Showgirl 
1996
Claus Holm, The Devil Strikes at Night 
1996
Dragan Ocokoljic, Miss Stone 
1997
Tommy Cecil, ferryman, dies at 51 
1997
Jennifer Holt, American actress (b. 1920) 
1997
Maurice Kaufmann, A Shot in the Dark 
1997
Hermine Diethelm, The Last Bridge 
1997
Bill Paton, Peeping Tom 
1997
Jennifer Holt, Private Buckaroo 
1997
Gurgen Tonunts, An Extraordinary Assignment 
1998
Florence Griffith Joyner, American athlete (b. 1959) 
1998
Stoyan Zlychkin, Zapiski po bulgarskite vastaniya 
1998
Florence Griffith Joyner, Brother from a Sister City 
1998
Clara Calamai, Ossessione 
1998
Don Redfern, The Rodeo 
1999
Gunbritt Öhrström, The Daughter: I, a Woman Part III 
1999
Whitey Roberts, Chained for Life 
1999
Al Roberts, Strange Invaders 
1999
Tamara Alyoshina, Lastochka 
2000
Bryan Smith, Man who ran over Stephen King (b. 1957) 
2000
Lee Erwin, The Eagle 
2000
Alice Lotinga, Kongeligt besøg 
2000
R. Wright Campbell, The Masque of the Red Death 
2000
Mario Von Korff, The Last Days of Frankie the Fly 
2001
Veikko Tiitinen, The Land of Happiness 
2001
Georgi Polonsky, Dozhivem do ponedelnika 
2001
Gerald Mayer, Dial 1119 
2002
Robert L. Forward, American physicist and writer (b. 1932) 
2002
Maurice Manson, General Hospital 
2002
György Lendvai, Episode #1.1 
2002
Ted Petty, Cactus Jack Invades ECW 
2003
Jeff Warren, The Gentle People and the Quiet Land 
2003
John Noble, Episode dated 1 July 1977 
2003
Robert Lochner, Berlin 
2003
Iliana Mikhova, Avantazh 
2003
Stanislav Litera, Lemonade Joe 
2003
Pamela Gordon,  
2003
Pamela Gordon, Weird Science 
2003
Elfreda Jarrett, Mrs. G 
2003
Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Profound Desires of the Gods 
2004
Barry Noble Wakeman, American naturalist and educator (b. 1939) 
2004
Bob Mason, British actor (b. 1952) 
2004
Bob Mason, Felicia's Journey 
2004
Edward Larabee Barnes, Bauhaus in America 
2004
Harry Seltzer, Knicker's World 
2005
Derril Bodley, The Flight That Fought Back 
2005
Lena Brogren, Rasmus på luffen 
2005
Preben Philipsen, Harry og kammertjeneren 
2005
Tuulikki Pohjola, Kaksi sisarta 
2005
Tanju Korel, The Bandit 
2005
Gene Forrell, N.Y., N.Y. 
2006
Boz Burrell, English rock musician (b. 1946) 
2006
Peter Brawley, The Rubber Gun 
2006
Kitty Fox, Freeway 
2006
Charles Larson, Incident of the Shambling Man 
2006
María Esther Gamas, Amor libre 
2006
Jean Minisini, Fantomas 
2006
Vic Sears, The Complete History of the Philadelphia Eagles 
2006
Boz Burrell, Bad Company: The Official Authorised 40th Anniversary Documentary 
2007
Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian Olympic gold medalist (b. 1929) 
2007
Alice Ghostley, American actress (b. 1926) 
2007
Rex Humbard, American television evangelist (b. 1919) 
2007
Jürgen Roland, Polizeirevier Davidswache 
2007
Ove Rud, Flickering Lights 
2007
Alice Ghostley, The Graduate 
2007
Rex Humbard, He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley 
2008
Zofia Szancerowa, Motylem jestem, czyli romans czterdziestolatka 
2008
Olov Svedelid, Roland Hassel 
2008
Mary Garber, Brian Piccolo 
2008
Elly Weller, The Assault 
2008
David Haber, Drylanders 
2008
Duncan Larkin, Les audacieux 
2008
Jeri Sopanen, My Dinner with Andre 
2008
Nikolai Lukyanov, Chelovek iz chyornoi Volgi 
2008
Don Haldane, Nikki, Wild Dog of the North 
2009
Sam Carr, Deep Blues 
2009
Robert Ginty, Coming Home 
2009
Michael Ingrams, Buskers 
2009
Piers Merchant, The 50 Greatest Kisses 
2010
Don Partridge, Breakfast on Pluto 
2010
Grace Bradley, The Invisible Killer 
2010
Geoffrey Burgon, Life of Brian 
2010
John Crawford, The Enforcer 
2010
Mickey Freeman, Karaoke Knight 
2010
Sandra Mondaini, Caccia al marito 
2011
Pamela Ann Rymer, American federal appellate judge (b. 1941) 
2011
Troy Anthony Davis, American high-profile death row inmate and human rights activist (executed) (b. 1968) 
2011
Jun Henmi, Japanese writer and poet (b. 1939) 
2011
Daniel L. Symmes, Experiments in Love 
2011
Julio Resende, Cântico Final 
2011
Joe Abeywickrama, Thun Man Handiya 
2011
Troy Anthony Davis,  
2011
Naoki Sugiura, Keiho 
2011
Paulette Dubost, The Rules of the Game 
2012
Grigoriy Malygin, Den khomyachka 
2012
Bill King, King of the Waves 
2012
Sven Hassel, The Misfit Brigade 
2012
Jose Curbrio, Cavalcade of Broadway 3653: The Havana-Madrid Club 
2012
John Doyel, Global Warming 
2012
Lee Childress, Terror in the Jungle 
2012
Michael Rye, Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers 
2013
Roman Vlad, Pictura 
2013
Peter Solan, The Boxer and Death 
2013
Michel Brault, Orderers 
2013
Elena Tasisto, Camila 
2013
Walter Wallmann, Episode dated 9 June 1987 
2013
Tarô Ishida, Metropolis 
2014
Rémi Waterhouse, Ridicule 
2014
Sheldon Patinkin, SCTV 
2014
Alastair Reid, Poetry, Passion, the Postman: The Poetic Return of Pablo Neruda 
2014
Peeter Jakobi, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 
2014
Grzegorz Komendarek, Zlotopolscy 
2014
Besa Imami, Skanderbeg 
2014
Linda Griffiths, Lianna 
2014
Henryk Staszewski, Lekarstwo na milosc 
2014
Caldwell Jones, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Bullets 
2014
Cecilia Cenci, Gatica, el mono 
2014
Galina Konovalova, Naezd 
2015
Ray Warleigh, Leaving Las Vegas 
2015
Obidzhan Yunusov, Vostochnaya plutovka 
2015
Yoram Gross, Dot and the Kangaroo 
2015
Ionel Talpazan, Turning the Art World Inside Out 
2015
Maria Mastalinska, Jej powrót 
2015
Ben Cauley, Superbad 
2016
Captain Ralph Potts, sailor and storyteller, dies at 82 
2016
Voice Of Zorak, Clay Martin Croker, Dies Age 54 
2016
LA Confidential and 8 Mile director Curtis Hanson dies, aged 71 
2017
'Raging Bull' Jake LaMotta dies aged 95 
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