Died On September 10th

Discover the most famous people who died on September 10. The list includes people like Mary Wollstonecraft, Huey Long, Jane Wyman, Cliff Robertson, Anita Roddick. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, philosophers and physicists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Switzerland and many more countries.
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Diana Rigg
(British Actress Known for Her Roles in 'The Avengers', 'Game of Thrones', 'Medea')
Diana Rigg
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Birthdate: July 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: 2020

English actress Diana Rigg had a wide-ranging career in films, television and theatre that spanned over six decades. Memorable roles of Diana include Emma Peel in television series The Avengers, which made her a sex-symbol; Mrs. Danvers in television drama Rebecca that won her an Emmy Award; and title role in the play Medea that won her a Tony Award.

 2 
Empress Elisabeth of Austria
(Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary from 1854 to 1898)
Empress Elisabeth of Austria
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Birthdate: December 24, 1837
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1898

Empress Elisabeth of Austria was Queen of Hungary and Empress of Austria from 1854 to 1898, making her the longest-reigning Austrian empress. Often visiting Hungary for its relaxed environment, Elisabeth developed a deep kinship with Hungary, which in turn helped her influence the rise of the dual monarchy of Austria–Hungary in 1867.

 3 
Richard Kiel
(Best Known for His Role in the Movie 'Happy Gilmore')
Richard Kiel
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Birthdate: September 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2014
Richard Kiel is best remembered for his towering frame of 7 feet 2 inches, which led him to play villainous roles such as Jaws in the James Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. Fans also loved him for his iconic role of Mr. Larson in Happy Gilmore.
 4 
Jane Wyman
(Actress)
Jane Wyman
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Birthdate: January 5, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Joseph
Died: 2007

Jane Wyman was an American actress, dancer, and singer. In an illustrious acting career spanning over 70 years, Wyman received three Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award for Best Actress. One of the leading ladies of Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s, Jane Wyman is also credited with popularizing two-piece bathing suit, a predecessor to the bikini.

 5 
Cliff Robertson
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Birthdate: September 9, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Jolla
Died: 2011

Cliff Robertson was an American actor whose career spanned half a century. He is best known for his portrayal of Charly Gordon in the 1968 drama film Charly, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Also a well-known aviator, Robertson owned several aircraft, such as a Messerschmitt Bf 108 and multiple de Havilland Tiger Moths.

 6 
Mary Wollstonecraft
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Birthdate: April 27, 1759
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1797

Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer, advocate of women's rights, and philosopher. Wollstonecraft, who attracted a lot of attention for her unconventional personal relationships, is widely considered a founding feminist philosopher. Although her unorthodoxy initially attracted criticisms, her advocacy of women's equality became increasingly important during the 20th century. Modern-day feminists cite her works and her life as important influences.

 7 
Empress Matilda
(Former Holy Roman Empress (1114 - 1125))
Empress Matilda
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Birthdate: February 7, 1102
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sutton Courtenay, England
Died: 1167

Empress Matilda was the daughter of King Henry I of England and one of the claimants to the throne of England during the 'Anarchy'. Her participation in the civil war and tales of bravery have been the subject of historical fiction. She has also been depicted in films, stage shows, and TV series.

 8 
Joanne Dru
(Actress)
Joanne Dru
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Birthdate: January 31, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Logan, West Virginia, United States
Died: 1996
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Pier Angeli
(Italian Actress, Singer and Model)
Pier Angeli
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Birthdate: June 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cagliari, Italy
Died: 1971

Best known for her title role in the film Teresa, Pier Angeli had stepped into showbiz at the tender age of 16. The Golden Globe-winning actor also appeared in films such as Flame and the Flesh and The Silver Chalice. She died of a barbiturate overdose at 39.

 10 
Anita Roddick
(British Businesswoman and Human Rights Activist)
Anita Roddick
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Littlehampton, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Died: 2007

Anita Roddick was a British businesswoman and human rights activist. She was also a passionate crusader for environmental issues. She founded the British version of The Body Shop, now The Body Shop International Limited. Her company was among the first to prohibit the use of ingredients tested on animals in some products. She was also involved with Greenpeace.  

 11 
Olive Thomas
(American Silent-Film Actress, Art Model, and Photo Model)
Olive Thomas
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Birthdate: October 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charleroi, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1920
 12 
Agostinho Neto
(Former President of Angola)
Agostinho Neto
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ícolo e Bengo
Died: 1979

MPLA leader Agostinho Neto was Angola’s first president. Born to school teacher parents, Neto grew up to become a poet and later studied medicine. However, while pursuing his academic career, he also participated in indigenous movements. Following his arrest and the subsequent unrest, he joined the Angolan liberation movement.

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Father Divine
(American Spiritual Leader)
Father Divine
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1876 AD
Birthplace: Rockville, Maryland, United States
Died: 1965

African-American religious leader George Baker, better known as Father Divine, founded Peace Mission, a movement that is now considered the basis of the civil rights movement. Father Divine claimed that divine intervention had caused the death of the judge who had sentenced him to prison for arranging meetings in Sayville.

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Virginia Satir
(American author)
Virginia Satir
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Died: 1988
 15 
Louis IV of France
(King of West Francia)
Louis IV of France
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Birthdate: September 10, 0920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Laon, France
Died: 0954
 16 
George Paget Thomson
(British Physicist Who Won the Nobel Prize in Physics for Discovering the Wave Properties of the Electron)
George Paget Thomson
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 3, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1975

George Paget Thomson was a British physicist best remembered for his discovery of the wave properties of the electron by electron diffraction. The son of physicist and Nobel laureate J. J. Thomson, he himself went on to receive the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1937. He spent several years of his career at Imperial College London. 

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Felix Bloch
(Physicist)
Felix Bloch
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 23, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Zürich
Died: 1983

Felix Bloch was a Swiss-American physicist who served as the first Director-General of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) from 1954 to 1955. Before joining CERN, Bloch worked on the Manhattan Project during the Second World War after which he started focusing on investigations into nuclear magnetic induction, for which he received the 1952 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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Letitia Christian Tyler
(First lady)
Letitia Christian Tyler
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 12, 1790
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cedar Grove, Virginia, US
Died: 1842
 19 
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
(Educator)
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 10, 1787
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Died: 1851
 20 
Cleveland Williams
(Boxer)
Cleveland Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Joseph Story
(Lawyer & Jurist)
Joseph Story
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 18, 1779
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marblehead
Died: 1845
 22 
Harold Gillies
(Physician, Plastic surgeon)
Harold Gillies
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dunedin
Died: 1960

Harold Gillies was a New Zealand otolaryngologist who is considered the father of modern plastic surgery. He is also credited with pioneering sex reassignment surgery; he performed one of the earliest sex reassignment surgeries on Michael Dillon in 1946. Harold Gillies was also an amateur golfer and played in the annual Amateur Championship from 1906 to 1931.

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Billie Mae Richards
(Canadian Voice Actress)
Billie Mae Richards
1
Birthdate: November 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 2010
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Patty Berg
(American Professional Golfer, Founding Member and the First President of the 'LPGA')
Patty Berg
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2006

Patty Berg was an American golfer who won 60 LPGA Tour events during her illustrious career. A founding member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Berg also served as its first president. She won 15 majors, which remains an all-time record for a female golfer. In 1951, Berg was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Henrietta Maria of France
(Queen Cconsort of England, Scotland and Ireland (1625 - 1649))
Henrietta Maria of France
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 25, 1609
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Palais du Louvre, Paris, France
Died: 1669

Daughter of Henry IV of France, Henrietta Maria, or Queen Mary, ruled England, Scotland, and Ireland as the queen after marrying King Charles I. Her open allegiance to Roman Catholicism prevented her from getting a formal coronation. She died of an overdose of laudanum to cure her of bronchitis.

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Richard Grenville
(Naval commander)
Richard Grenville
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1542
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bideford, Devon, England
Died: 1591
 27 
Tupou IV
(King of Tonga)
Tupou IV
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Birthdate: July 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nukuʿalofa, Tonga
Died: 2006
 28 
Wolfgang von Trips
(German Racing Driver)
Wolfgang von Trips
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: 1961
 29 
Edwin P. Wilson
(Former CIA Officer Who was Convicted of Illegally Selling Weapons to Libya in 1983)
Edwin P. Wilson
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nampa, Idaho, United States
Died: 2012

Edwin P. Wilson was a former CIA officer who was convicted of illegally selling weapons to Libya in 1983. He also served as an officer in the Office of Naval Intelligence before his conviction. However, his convictions were overturned in 2003 and Edwin P. Wilson was freed in 2004.

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Joe Rantz
(American Rower and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Joe Rantz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 31, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Died: 2007
 31 
Wiley Blount Rutledge
(Justice of the Supreme Court)
Wiley Blount Rutledge
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cloverport, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1949
 32 
Amy Levy
(Poet, Novelist, Essayist)
Amy Levy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 10, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, Clapham
Died: 1889

New Woman novelist and poet Amy Levy made history when she became the second Jewish female student at Cambridge and the first Jewish female at Newnham College. Depressed since an early age, she eventually committed suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide. She is best remembered for her dramatic monologue Xantippe.

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Hugh Roe O'Donnell
(King of Tyrconnell (1593–1602))
Hugh Roe O'Donnell
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Birthdate: October 30, 1572
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lifford, Ireland
Died: 1602
 34 
John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy
(Duke of Burgundy)
John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 28, 1371
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: 1419
 35 
Gatemouth Brown
(Musician)
Gatemouth Brown
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 18, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vinton, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2005
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Hendrik Conscience
(Novelist Best Known for His Romantic Nationalist Novel, 'The Lion of Flanders (1838)')
Hendrik Conscience
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1812
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: 1883

Belgian romantic novelist Hendrik Conscience was one of the pioneers of the Flemish novel. Best remembered for his historical fiction The Lion of Flanders, he had also penned tales on urban and rural life. He had also been a local politician, a museum curator, and a district commissioner.

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Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
(Poet)
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1840
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Petworth, England
Died: 1922
 38 
Eva May
(Actress)
Eva May
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Birthdate: May 29, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1924
 39 
Carl Peters
(German Explorer, Colonial Ruler, Who Founded the 'German East Africa Company')
Carl Peters
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 27, 1856
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Neuhaus an der Elbe, Germany
Died: 1918

Carl Peters was a German explorer, colonial ruler, author, and politician. He is best remembered for founding the German East Africa Company. His life and career inspired the 1941 propaganda movie Carl Peters, in which Peters was played by popular German actor and singer Hans Albers.

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Hugh Roe O'Donnell
(Ruler)
Hugh Roe O'Donnell
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 30, 1572
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lifford, Ireland
Died: 1602
 41 
Adrian Frutiger
(Type designer, Non-fiction writer)
Adrian Frutiger
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 24, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Unterseen
Died: 2015

One of the most significant 20th-century typographers from Switzerland, Adrian Frutiger is best remembered for creating the Univers typeface, among other sans-serif typefaces. He later also worked with ECMA to create the machine-readable typeface OCR-B, a standard for barcodes and ISBN numbers worldwide, including codes in Swiss ID cards.

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Charles III, Prince of Monaco
(Prince)
Charles III, Prince of Monaco
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 8, 1818
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1889
 43 
Thomas Nuttall
(British Botanist and Zoologist Known for His Discoveries of North American Plants)
Thomas Nuttall
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 5, 1786
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Long Preston, England
Died: 1859

English botanist and naturalist Thomas Nuttal is best known for his popular volume The Genera of North American Plants. He later taught natural history at Harvard and also studied birds, eventually releasing a book on American birds, too. He also undertook a voyage to Columbia River and Hawaii.

 44 
Amy Clampitt
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Providence, Iowa
Died: 1994
 45 
Fritz Von Erich
(Wrestler, American football player)
Fritz Von Erich
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jewett, Texas, United States
Died: 1997
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 46 
Hermann Bondi
(British Mathematician Known for Developing the Steady State Model of the Universe With ‘Fred Hoyle’ and ‘Thomas Gold')
Hermann Bondi
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2005
Austrian-British mathematician and cosmologist Hermann Bondi is best remembered for his steady-state model, co-developed with Fred Hoyle and Thomas Gold. Born to a physician, Bondi showed an early interest in math and was encouraged to follow it by mathematician Abraham Fraenkel, a relative. Bondi also taught at his alma, Cambridge.
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Edith Nourse Rogers
(Politician)
Edith Nourse Rogers
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 19, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saco, Maine, United States
Died: 1960
 48 
Charles Denner
(Actor)
Charles Denner
2
Birthdate: May 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tarnow, Poland
Died: 1995
 49 
Benjamin Caunt
(Boxer)
Benjamin Caunt
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1815
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hucknall, England
Died: 1861
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Sukumar Ray
(Photographer, Poet, Writer, Illustrator, Playwright, Children's writer)
Sukumar Ray
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: 1923

Sukumar Ray was a 19th-century Bengali writer and poet born in British India. He is most remembered for his writings for children. He was born into a prominent family as the son of a famous writer, painter, and instrumentalist. Sukumar Ray worked during the pinnacle of the Bengal Renaissance and was close friends with Rabindranath Tagore.