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1945Eduard Wirths, Nazi physician at Auschwitz, commits suicide at 36

1863Jakob Grimm, writer, dies at 78

September 20th Deaths
Date Event
1168
Paschal III, [Guido di Crema], Italian anti-Pope, dies 
1246
Mikhail of Chernigov, ruler of Kiev 
1384
Louis, duke of Anjou/wife of Marie of Bretagne 
1460
Gilles Binchois, Flemish composer 
1493
Philippe Pot, governor/viceroy of Burgundy, dies 
1586
Anthony Babington, page/conspirator to Mary Stuart, executed at 24 
1590
Lodovico Agostini, Italian composer (b. 1534) 
1613
Willem H van Est (Estius), theologist, dies 
1624
Isaac Le Maire, Amsterdam ship owner, dies at about 66 
1625
Heinrich Meibom, German historian and critic (b. 1555) 
1627
Jan Gruter, Dutch critic (b. 1560) 
1630
Claudio Saracini, Italian composer (b. 1586) 
1639
John Meursius, [van Meurs], historian, dies at 60 
1643
Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland, English politician and writer 
1647
Giovanni Del Turco, composer, dies at 70 
1648
Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer, dies at 61 
1679
Cornelis Evertsen the Young, vice-admiral of Zealand, dies at 51 
1703
Archibald Campbell, Scot milt man (blood bath of Glencoe), dies at 52 
1706
Pierre Verdier, composer, dies at 79 
1721
Thomas Doggett, Irish actor 
1731
Sicco van Goslinga, Fries diplomat/sect of High Council, dies at 67 
1773
Pieter de Swart, architect (Delfts Port Rotterdam), dies at 63 
1803
Robert Emmet, Irish nationalist, executed 
1806
Utamaro Kitagawa, painter, dies 
1810
Wouter J van Troostwijk, painter, dies at 28 
1823
Daniel Steibelt, composer, dies at 57 
1839
Jose Gaspar de Francia, dictator of Paraguay (1816-39), dies at 74 
1852
Philander Chase, American university founder (b. 1775) 
1863
Benjamin Hardin Helm, US attorney/Confederate brig-general, dies at 33 
1863
Jakob Grimm, writer, dies at 78 
1863
Jacob Grimm, Tangled 
1865
William H Revere Jr, US Union brig-general, dies 
1873
Lulu Strauss und Torney, German poetess/writer, dies 
1884
Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (b.1802) 
1886
John Liptrot Hatton, composer, dies at 77 
1896
Gottfried Conradi, composer, dies at 76 
1897
Karel Bendl, composer, dies at 59 
1898
Theodor Fontane, German author (Der Stechlin), dies at 78 
1898
Theodor Fontane, Effi Briest 
1905
Vjenceslav Novak, Poslednji Stipancici 
1906
Robert R. Hitt, American politician (b. 1834) 
1908
Pablo Martin Melitou de Sarasate y Navascuez, composer, dies at 64 
1908
Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist/composer (Spanish Dancer), dies at 64 
1908
Pablo de Sarasate, Ladies in Lavender 
1910
Josef Kainz,  
1917
Herbert Morris, Jamaican deserter in France, executed at 17 
1917
Sabra de Shon, Lure of the West 
1918
Prins Erik, De kongelige skal fotograferes 
1927
George Nichols, actor (His Favorite Pastime, Star Boarder), dies at 62 
1929
Hedworth Meux, The Queen's Reception to the Heroes of Ladysmith 
1931
Sam Morris, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1884), dies 
1931
Ugo Falena, Il re fantasma 
1932
Max Slevogt, German painter, dies at 63 
1932
Wovoka, Paiute visionary 
1932
Fritzi Fern, The Last Frontier 
1932
Leopold Blonder, The Blue Light 
1933
Annie Besant, English theosophy (Esoteric Christianity), dies 
1933
Annie Besant, Congress Session in Bombay 
1934
Porter Emerson Browne, The Bad Man 
1935
David Landau, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang 
1936
Salisbury Field, Zander the Great 
1937
John Lowell, The Big Show 
1938
Frank Du Frane, Larceny on the Air 
1939
Paul Bruchési, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Montreal (b. 1855) 
1939
Tadeusz Dolega-Mostowicz, Znachor 
1941
Mignon Le Brun, Wanted: A Brother 
1943
Viscount Castlerosse, Wings and the Woman 
1944
John Grayburn, English (Victoria Cross), dies in battle in Arnhem 
1945
William Buehler Seabrook, Writer, journalist, occultist and explorer (b. 1884) 
1945
Augusto Tasso Fragoso, Brazilian president (b. 1869) 
1945
Eduard Wirths, Nazi physician at Auschwitz, commits suicide at 36 
1945
William B. Seabrook, Witchcraft 
1946
Raimu, French actor (b. 1883) 
1946
Raimu, The Baker's Wife 
1946
Kaarle Halme, Nuori luotsi 
1947
Fiorello H La Guardia, (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45), dies 
1947
Fiorello LaGuardia, Some Opinions on Hoover Board's Dry Law Report 
1948
Leo White, Blood and Sand 
1949
Nikolaos Skalkottas, composer, dies at 45 
1949
Richard Dix, actor (Tombstone, Ghost Ship, 13th Hour), dies at 56 
1949
Richard Dix, Cimarron 
1949
John Tyrrell, Loco Boy Makes Good 
1952
Helena Rolandowa, For Crimes Not Theirs 
1953
Walter Haggar, The Life of Charles Peace 
1953
Grace Carlyle, The Eagle's Wings 
1954
Herman Patrick Tappe, Orphans of the Storm 
1955
Robert Riskin, Mr. Deeds 
1955
Noel M. Smith, Clash of the Wolves 
1955
Bernard Suss, Mountain Rhythm 
1956
Dick Gordon, X Marks the Spot 
1956
Theo Frenkel, Oliver Cromwell 
1956
Paul La Cour, Mens porten var lukket 
1957
Jean Julius Christian Sibelius, Fin composer (Finlandia), dies at 91 
1957
Jean Sibelius, Die Hard 2 
1958
Yvonne Arnaud, Mon Oncle 
1959
Olin Howlin, actor (Swifty-Circus Boy), dies at 63 
1959
Olin Howland, Gone with the Wind 
1959
Tilly Walker, World Series Games 1916, Boston vs. Brooklyn 
1960
Lee Duncan, owner/trainer (Rin Tin Tin), dies of heart attack at 67 
1960
Michel Brusselmans, composer, dies at 74 
1960
Michel Brusselmans, The Mummy 
1960
Sylvette Fillacier, La rue du pavé d'amour 
1960
Ida Rubinstein, La nave 
1960
Lee Duncan, The Return of Rin Tin Tin 
1961
Karl Farr, Sons of the Pioneers 
1961
Andrzej Munk, Passenger 
1962
Rube Demarest, A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob 
1963
Frank Tipper, Scrub Me Mama with a Boogie Beat 
1963
Rosemary Davies, The Mad Marriage 
1966
Fritz Delius, Seine Freundin Annette 
1966
Mary Mackenzie, Stolen Face 
1967
Henri Mulet, composer, dies at 88 
1968
Frank Pelleg, composer, dies at 57 
1971
James Westerfield, actor (Travels of Jaime McPheeters), dies at 59 
1971
William F Albright, US archaeologist, dies at 80 
1973
Ben[jamin F] Webster, US tenor saxophonist, dies 
1973
Glenn Strange, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74 
1973
Jim Croce, vocalist (Time in a Bottle), dies in a plane crash at 30 
1974
Carlyle Blackwell Jr, entertainer, dies at 61 
1974
Robert Herberigs, Flemish composer (La Chanson d'Eve), dies at 88 
1974
Eddie Graham, The Border Patrol 
1975
Saint-John Perse, French diplomat/poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78 
1976
Johan Boskamp, opera singer/actor, dies at 83 
1977
Joubert de Carvalho, Chocolate com Pimenta 
1979
Ludvik Svoboda, Czech general/politician, dies at 83 
1979
Ludvík Svoboda, Elective Affinities 
1979
Pierre Goldman, Aïnama (Salsa pour Goldman) 
1979
Paul Dubov, Irma la Douce 
1980
Sanpei Hayashiya, Japanese comedian (b. 1925) 
1980
Trevor Ward, Flash Gordon 
1981
Janina Ipohorska, Gipsowa figurka 
1982
Lotte Stein, All I Desire 
1983
Peter Germano, Battle of the Planets 
1983
Betty Sinclair, City Streets 
1984
Steve Goodman, folk singer/guitarist, dies at 36 
1985
Guy L'Ecuyer, Au clair de la lune 
1986
Viktor Khokhryakov, The Fox and the Hare 
1986
Stojan Jovanovic, Three Girls Named Anna 
1986
John C. Becher, Gremlins 
1986
Dennis Spooner, The Champions 
1987
Michael Stewart 
1987
Gene Delmont, The Prince of Broadway 
1987
Phyllis Loughton, Reap the Wild Wind 
1987
Mladen St. Djuricic, Secanje na zenu ratnika 
1987
Gabriel Jabbour, Madame Rosa 
1987
Pierre Levent, Dance Program 
1987
Michael Stewart, Hello, Dolly! 
1988
Roy Kinnear, actor (Casanova, Pirates, Scrooge, Help!), dies at 54 
1988
Doris Wells, Oriana 
1988
Joe 'Flash' Riley, She Beast 
1988
Aurel Milloss, Quo Vadis 
1988
Rad Robinson, Stagecoach War 
1988
Roy Kinnear, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 
1988
Sam Woodyard, The Barbara McNair and Duke Ellington Special 
1989
Richie Ginther, American racing driver (b. 1930) 
1989
David R. Loxton, The Lathe of Heaven 
1989
Fuminori Ôhashi, Yojimbo 
1989
Richie Ginther, Grand Prix 
1989
Jesse Ehrlich, Frightmare 
1989
Tuti I. Malaon, Mother 
1990
Jackie Moran, actor (Janie, Barefoot Boy), dies of cancer at 65 
1990
Inge Conradi, Heidenovelle 
1990
Jackie Moran, Gone with the Wind 
1990
Rosa Balestrieri, Musica per la libertà 
1990
Siegfried Behrend, The Grand Budapest Hotel 
1990
Vincent Caristi, The Onion Field 
1991
Irén Sütö, Vacsora a Hotel Germániában 
1991
Louis Clyde Stoumen, Black Fox: The True Story of Adolf Hitler 
1991
Leo Stålhammar, Vaaksa vaaraa 
1991
Renata Maklakiewicz, Szantazysta 
1992
K W Stackpole, cricketer (good Victorian batsman), dies 
1992
Zoe Porter, King Kong 
1992
David Stivel, The Inheritors 
1993
Leonard Parkin, British TV host (ITN), dies at 64 
1993
Loan Volkerijk, Dutch baseball coach (ADO), dies at 65 
1993
Azhdar Ibragimov, Lyubov moya, pechal moya 
1993
Frantisek Valert, Svetáci 
1993
Zita Johann, The Mummy 
1993
Salvin Stewart, Before the Mast 
1993
Leonard Parkin, Panorama 
1994
Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist, dies at 77 
1994
Jule Styne, Broadway composer (Gypsy, Funny Girl), dies at 88 
1994
Jule Styne, American Beauty 
1994
Jimmy Hamilton, Duke Ellington: Live in Montreal 
1994
Hoolihand Burke, Ragtime 
1994
Petr Cepek, Lesson Faust 
1994
Benny Baker, Paint Your Wagon 
1995
Monica Maurice, industrialist, dies at 87 
1995
István Baka, Szekszárdi mise 
1995
Mikhail Bogdanov, War and Peace 
1995
Barbara Heller, The Comic 
1995
Darrol Clark, Jungle Fever 
1996
Max Manus, resistance fighter, dies at 82 
1996
Murtaza Bhutto, politician, dies at 42 
1996
Paul Draper, dancer, dies at 87 
1996
Paul Erdos, mathematician, dies of heart attack at 83 
1996
Paul Weston, bandleader, dies at 84 
1996
S.F. Brownrigg, The Forgotten 
1996
Jeanne Arnold, Guiding Light 
1996
Paul Erdös, N Is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös 
1996
Ken Steadman, I Like to Play Games 
1996
Paul Draper, The Time of Your Life 
1996
Kresimir Golik, One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away 
1996
Mario Pastore, Morto Troisi, viva Troisi! 
1996
Mieke van Oorschot, Hokus Pokus dat kan ik ook 
1996
Paul Weston, Stories We Tell 
1996
Covington Barrett, As a Woman Sows 
1996
Franco Angrisano, Avanti! 
1996
Christian Fox, Big River 
1997
Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer, dies at 59 
1997
Inger Worren, Toya 
1997
Anoop Kumar, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi 
1997
Sokrat Musha, Tana 
1997
Kurt Gloor, The Inventor 
1998
Raoul Schránil, Horror Story 
1998
Ion Marinescu, Drumul oaselor 
1998
Pierre Galante, Freedom Fighter 
1998
Muriel Buck Humphrey,  
1998
Vern Louden, Gullibles Travels 
1999
Raisa Gorbachyova, wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1932) 
1999
Robert Lebel, Quebec ice hockey administrator (b. 1905) 
1999
Taheya Cariocca, The Leech 
1999
Dick Patterson, Grease 
1999
Willy Millowitsch, European Vacation 
1999
Raisa Gorbachev, Wetten, dass..? aus Hannover 
2000
Gherman Titov, cosmonaut (b. 1935) 
2000
Jeanloup Sieff, Dim Dam Dom 
2000
Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Spirited Away 
2000
Phill Miller, And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story 
2000
German Titov, Sputnik 
2000
Stanislav Stratiev, A Nameless Band 
2000
Arthur Wild, A Game, Like, Only a Game 
2000
Nikolai Voloshin, Khleb - imya sushchestvitelnoe 
2001
Dougie Millings, A Hard Day's Night 
2001
Karl-Eduard von Schnitzler, Du und mancher Kamerad 
2001
Willetta Leonard, Black November 
2001
Ragnar Qvale, Four Sons 
2001
Gerd E. Schäfer, Max in Moritzhagen 
2001
Willetta Smith, Man in the Attic 
2002
Sergey Bodrov Jr., Brother 
2002
Vladimir Kartashov, Brother 
2002
Néa Simões, A Starry Sky 
2002
Marina Lipartia,  
2002
Hubert Williams, Slaughter in the Trenches 
2002
Bruce Edwards, The Black Widow 
2002
Joan Littlewood, Lovely War 
2002
Eduardo Gudino Kieffer, From the Abyss 
2002
Fanny Carby, The Elephant Man 
2003
Lord Williams of Mostyn, British politician (b. 1941) 
2003
Gordon Mitchell, American actor (b. 1923) 
2003
Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician (b. 1922) 
2003
Gordon Mitchell, Fellini Satyricon 
2003
Robert Blake, Election 92 
2003
John Best, The Benny Goodman Story 
2004
Townsend Hoopes, American politician (b. 1922) 
2004
Brian Clough, English footballer and football manager (b. 1935) 
2004
Raymond Borde, Molinier 
2004
Walter Scheuer, Music of the Heart 
2004
Koyo Radnev, Neobiknovena fizika 
2004
Brian Clough, Soccer's Hard Men 
2004
Dusan Petrovic, Velike pare 
2004
Erika Petrick, Mother Holly 
2004
Kurt Goldberger, My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports 
2005
Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian-Polish Nazi hunter (b. 1908) 
2005
Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer dies at 83 
2005
Simon Wiesenthal, As Seen Through These Eyes 
2005
Franzi Groszmann, Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport 
2005
Tobias Schneebaum, Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale 
2005
Grigori Pozhenyan, Proshchay 
2005
Viktor Okuntsov, Takaya dlinnaya, dlinnaya doroga 
2005
Don Adkins, Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues 
2005
Gordon Carroll, Alien 
2006
Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (b. 1932) 
2006
John W. Peterson, American songwriter (b. 1921) 
2006
Aleksandr Movchan, Osada 
2006
Martta Kontula, Paimen, piika ja emäntä 
2006
Don Walser, Secondhand Lions 
2006
Armin Jordan, Parsifal 
2006
Sven Nykvist, What's Eating Gilbert Grape 
2006
Joseph Di Pasquale, The Hunger 
2006
Dave Mungenast Sr., Harry & Son 
2007
Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (b. 1928) 
2007
James Clarity, The Fairy Faith 
2007
Eleanor Beecroft, Atlantic City 
2007
Alaine Polcz, Ideje az öregségnek 
2007
Mahlon Clark, Hatari! 
2007
Verne Caruso, Die Hard: With a Vengeance 
2007
Lee McLaughlin, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark 
2007
Kaljo Kiisk, Vana mees tahab koju 
2007
Audrey Caire, The Madmen of Mandoras 
2008
Niklas J. Palm, Dragon Wars: D-War 
2008
William Fox, The Lavender Hill Mob 
2008
Steve Gray, Wedding Crashers 
2008
Kamilla Gregersen, The Big Class Reunion 
2008
Patricia Place, Wedding Crashers 
2008
Bob Jones, The DeBarge Family 
2008
Margaret Wolfit, The White Stick 
2009
Frank Liberman, Pilot 
2009
Freddie Bienstock, Mr Rock & Roll: Colonel Tom Parker 
2009
Arthur Barradell-Smith, Phar Lap 
2009
Bill Shepard, Spaceballs 
2009
John Hart, Blackenstein 
2009
Margarete Taudte, Besuch im Gartenhaus 
2010
Kenny McKinley, American football player (b. 1987) 
2010
Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933) 
2010
Kenny McKinley, Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos 
2010
Alan Allen, Pandora and the Flying Dutchman 
2010
Dan Sjögren, Offerlamm 
2010
Lane Carlson, Francis Joins the WACS 
2011
Burhanuddin Rabbani, President of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996. (b. 1940) 
2011
Emery Battis, Haunted 
2011
Victor B. Scheffer, Episode dated 17 September 1970 
2011
Jean-Paul Clébert, The Blockhouse 
2011
Annika Idström, Muistoja Caprilta 
2011
Gaby Stenberg, Sängkammartjuven 
2011
John Burke, The Sorcerers 
2012
Patrick Saussois, Sacré sacrifice 
2012
Herbert Rosendorfer, Der ganz normale Wahnsinn 
2012
Ulla Lock, Tre piger fra Jylland 
2012
Sylvie Genevoix, Women Reply 
2012
Benjy King, The Clairvoyant 
2012
Tad Alexander, Rasputin and the Empress 
2012
Tereska Torres, Lo Tafhidenu 
2013
Carolyn Cassady, Love Always, Carolyn 
2013
Angelo Savoldi, Quiproquo 
2013
Birdie Africa, Let the Fire Burn 
2013
Gilles Verlant, Christian Marin 
2013
Ricarte Soto, Episode dated 3 October 2012 
2013
Maria Orlowska, Temptation 
2014
Takako Doi, Quiz Derby 
2014
Rob Bironas, Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars 
2014
George Sluizer, The Vanishing 
2014
Pavel Klenov, Gosudarstvennaya granitsa: Za porogom pobedy 
2014
Mary Lea Bandy, Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood 
2014
Polly Bergen, Cry-Baby 
2014
Eric Lynch, JD Has No Rap 
2014
J. California Cooper, Funny Valentines 
2014
Joel Krog, Basketball Headliners 
2014
Dimitris Ioakeimidis, O lahanagoritis: O peiratis tis laikis 
2015
Kevin Turley, 21 Grams 
2015
Mario Caiano, Nightmare Castle 
2015
Carmen Balcells, Calidoscopi Montalbán 
2015
Jack Larson, Superman Returns 
2015
C.K. Williams, Criminals 
2015
Volker Kühn, Hochkant 
2015
Geoffrey Ryan, Halloween II 
2015
Jeremy Tarcher, The Lights of Zetar 
2016
Husband of real-life 'Fault In Our Stars' couple dies aged 25 
2017
Legendary RTE sports commentator Jimmy Magee dies, aged 82 
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