Died On September 11th

Discover the most famous people who died on September 11. The list includes people like Nikita Khrushchev, John Ritter, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Salvador Allende, Peter Tosh. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, actors and lawyers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Bulgaria and many more countries.
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 1 
John Ritter
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Jack Tripper’ on the ABC Sitcom ‘Three's Company’)
John Ritter
22
Birthdate: September 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: 2003

American actor and comedian, John Ritter is best remembered for playing Jack Tripper in sitcom Three’s Company, a work that earned him both the Golden Globe and Emmy Award. His work in television show Hooperman and animated children's series Clifford the Big Red Dog was also appreciated tremendously. John Ritter has also appeared in numerous films and Broadway productions too.

 2 
Lorne Greene
(Actor, Radio Personality and Singer Known for His Role as ‘Ben Cartwright’ in TV Series ‘Bonanza’)
Lorne Greene
59
Birthdate: February 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Died: 1987

Canadian actor, radio personality, and singer, Lorne Greene, is remembered for his appearance in the original science-fiction TV series, Battlestar Galactica. As a young man, he studied to become a chemical engineer. However, he quit engineering for a career in entertainment. He was successful both as a radio personality and an actor in a career spanning almost five decades.

 3 
Jessica Tandy
(British-American Actress Who Became the Oldest Actress to Win an Oscar for Best Actress)
Jessica Tandy
7
Birthdate: June 7, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1994

Jessica Tandy was an English-American actress who completed the triple crown of acting in 1990 after winning Tony Awards, an Academy Award, and Primetime Emmy Award. She is also the oldest actress to win an Oscar. Also known for her good looks, Tandy was named in People magazine's list of 50 Most Beautiful People at the peak of her career.

 4 
Peter Tosh
(Reggae Musician)
Peter Tosh
16
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westmoreland, Jamaica
Died: 1987
Abandoned by his parents as a child, Peter Tosh grew up learning music by watching others perform. Part of the Jamaican reggae group Bob Marley and the Wailers, he advocated for legalization of marijuana. He loved unicycling. He was shot dead during a robbery attempt by three gunmen.
 5 
Salvador Allende
(28th President of Chile)
Salvador Allende
28
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: 1973
Salvador Allende was a physician who later became the Chilean president, this becoming the first Marxist president of a Latin American nation. His policies included nationalization and collectivization. He committed suicide after delivering a farewell speech over radio, to escape General Augusto Pinochet’s coup to oust him from the government.
 6 
Johnny Unitas
(American Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback)
Johnny Unitas
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2002

Johnny Unitas was an American football player who played as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). A three-time NFL champion and three-time NFL Most Valuable Player, Unitas is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the NFL. In 1979, Johnny Unitas was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

 7 
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(The Founder of Pakistan)
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
59
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
Died: 1948
Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan’s Father of the Nation, was an All-India Muslim League leader who led to the formation of Pakistan in 1947. Educated in England, Jinnah was a barrister and had worked at the Bombay High Court. He had helped pass the 1916 Lucknow Pact, too.
 8 
Rick Rescorla
(British American Private Security Specialist Who Saved Thousands of Lives During 9/11)
Rick Rescorla
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hayle, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Died: 2001

Rick Rescorla was a British American police officer, soldier, private security specialist, and educator. He is best remembered for saving thousands of lives by anticipating the 9/11 attacks and implementing evacuation procedures while serving as the director of security for the banking and financial services firm, Morgan Stanley, at the ill-fated WTC on September 11. Rescorla died during the attacks.

 9 
Berry Berenson
(Actress, Model and Photographer)
Berry Berenson
8
Birthdate: April 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Murray Hill, New York, United States
Died: 2001

Berry Berenson was an American actress, photographer, and model. Apart from appearing on films alongside actors like Jeff Bridges and Anthony Perkins, Berenson also contributed as a photographer; her works were featured in popular magazines like Newsweek, Glamour, Vogue, and Life. Berry Berenson died aboard American Airlines Flight 11 during the September 11 attacks. 

 10 
J. Christopher Stevens
(10th United States Ambassador to Libya)
J. Christopher Stevens
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grass Valley, California, United States
Died: 2012
 11 
Harold Gould
(Actor)
Harold Gould
3
Birthdate: December 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
T. Boone Pickens
(Entrepreneur)
T. Boone Pickens
10
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Holdenville, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died: 2019
 13 
Kevin McCarthy
(Actor)
Kevin McCarthy
4
Birthdate: February 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: 2010
 14 
Jan Smuts
(2nd Prime Minister of South Africa)
Jan Smuts
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 24, 1870
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riebeeck West, South Africa
Died: 1950

Jan Smuts was a South African military leader, statesman, and philosopher. He played a key role in the formation of the Union of South Africa and helped shape its constitution. From 1919 to 1924 and again from 1939 to 1948, he served as the Union of South Africa's prime minister. He played a major role in establishing the United Nations.

 15 
Jim Carroll
(Known for His 1978 Autobiographical Work ‘The Basketball Diaries')
Jim Carroll
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 2009

Punk musician and author Jim Carroll is best remembered for his autobiographical depiction of his struggle with drugs in his teenage years, The Basketball Diaries, which was later turned into a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Part of The Jim Carroll Band, he was known for the single People Who Died.

 16 
Robert W. Service
(Poet & Writer)
Robert W. Service
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 16, 1874
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England
Died: 1958

Robert W. Service was a British-Canadian poet and writer. Popularly called "the Bard of the Yukon," he wrote some of the most commercially successful poetry of his era. A bank clerk by profession, he often wrote while traveling for work. Besides poetry, he also wrote fiction and non-fiction. He was often compared to English writer and novelist Rudyard Kipling. 

 17 
Mychal Judge
(Catholic Priest)
Mychal Judge
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2001

Designated Victim 0001 of the 2011 Twin Tower attack, Mychal Judge was a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest. Developing an early interest in monastic life, he served in various parishes before being appointed chaplain to New York City Fire Department. On hearing about the attack, he rushed to the spot and died while praying for the victims inside North Tower.

 18 
B. J. Habibie
(Third President of Indonesia)
B. J. Habibie
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parepare, Indonesia
Died: 2019

B. J. Habibie was an Indonesian politician best remembered for his service as the President of Indonesia from 21 May 1998 to 20 October 1999. An important political figure, Habibie also served as the Vice President of Indonesia in 1998. From 1978 to 1998, he served as the Minister of Research and Technology.

 19 
David Angell
(Producer)
David Angell
3
Birthdate: April 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Barrington, Rhode Island, USA
Died: 2001
 20 
Joe Zawinul
(Austrian Jazz and Electric Keyboardist & Co-Founder of 'Weather Report' and 'The Zawinul Syndicate')
Joe Zawinul
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2007

Pathbreaking Austrian jazz musician Joe Zawinul co-founded the jazz fusion bands Weather Report and The Zawinul Syndicate. He was also a pioneering contributor to world music. Starting his training in music with the accordion, he later popularized the synthesizer and the electric piano. He lost his battle with cancer at age 75.

 21 
Larry Gelbart
(Writer)
Larry Gelbart
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2009
 22 
Masako Natsume
(Actor, Model, Poet)
Masako Natsume
0
Birthdate: December 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokyo
Died: 1985

Masako Natsume was a Japanese actress who achieved worldwide fame after playing Tripitaka in the popular Japanese television series Monkey. Throughout her brief career, Natsume won several awards like the Elan d'or Awards. Masako Natsume remains a household name in Japan; calendars and picture books featuring pictures of Masako Natsume are still popular today.

 23 
Toots Hibbert
(Reggae Singer & the Lead Vocalist for the Reggae and Ska Band 'Toots and the Maytals')
Toots Hibbert
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: May Pen, Jamaica
Died: 2020

Toots Hibbert was a Jamaican singer-songwriter best remembered for his association with the musical group Toots and the Maytals where he was the lead vocalist. A pioneer of reggae music, Toots Hibbert helped establish the fundamentals of reggae over a course of his six decade-long career. His song Do the Reggay is credited as the origin of the name reggae.

 24 
Andy Whitfield
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’)
Andy Whitfield
21
Birthdate: October 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales
Died: 2011

Welsh actor, Andy Whitfield, gained international fame for his leading role in the Starz television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. A qualified engineer, he quit his corporate job to act in TV shows. He became popular within a few years and began acting in films as well. Tragically, he became ill with cancer and died at the age of 39. 

 25 
François Couperin
(Former Composer who was known as Couperin le Grand ()
François Couperin
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 10, 1668
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1733
 26 
Dane Clark
(Actor)
Dane Clark
0
Birthdate: February 26, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 27 
Chris Schenkel
(Sportscaster)
Chris Schenkel
0
Birthdate: August 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bippus, Indiana, United States
Died: 2005
 28 
Todd Beamer
(Terror Victim)
Todd Beamer
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States
Died: 2001
 29 
Pat Corley
(Actor)
Pat Corley
0
Birthdate: June 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
Beatrice Cenci
(Noblewoman)
Beatrice Cenci
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 6, 1577
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1599
 31 
Emperor Go-Mizunoo
(Emperor of Japan)
Emperor Go-Mizunoo
0
Birthdate: June 29, 1596
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Died: 1680

Emperor Go-Mizunoo made history by being the first Japanese emperor to rule throughout the Edo period. Before he acquired the Chrysanthemum Throne, he was known as Kotohito or Masahito. He eventually abdicated the throne for his daughter, Okiko. The Imperial Mausoleum in Kyoto is dedicated to him.

 32 
David Ricardo
(Economist)
David Ricardo
1
Birthdate: April 18, 1772
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
Died: 1823
One of the greatest classical economists ever, David Ricardo had started working with his stockbroker father at age 14. His laissez-faire policies revolutionized 19th-century economics and its various concepts, such as the distribution theory and the wage theory. He had also been an MP from Portarlington.
 33 
Zakes Mokae
(Actor)
Zakes Mokae
4
Birthdate: August 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: 2009

Zakes Mokae was a South African-American film and theatre actor. He is best remembered for his collaboration with playwright Athol Fugard whose "Master Harold"...and the Boys earned Mokae the prestigious Tony Award under the Featured Actor in a Play category in 1982. Zakes Mokae also tried his hand at theatre direction, working for American companies like the Nevada Shakespeare Company. 

 34 
Noel Streatfeild
(Writer)
Noel Streatfeild
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 24, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1986
 35 
Ronnie Peterson
(Swedish Racing Driver)
Ronnie Peterson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 14, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Örebro‎, Sweden‎
Died: 1978

Ronnie Peterson was a Swedish racing driver best remembered for his performance in the F1 World Drivers' Championship, where he was a two-time runner-up. Nicknamed SuperSwede, Peterson is widely regarded as one of the best F1 drivers to have not won a championship. Ronnie Peterson is also regarded as the greatest racing driver from Sweden. 

 36 
Georgi Markov
(Bulgarian Dissident Writer Best Known for His Work 'The Truth that Killed')
Georgi Markov
2
Birthdate: March 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sofia
Died: 1978

Georgi Markov was a Bulgarian writer, novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. After relocating to London due to political reasons, Markov worked as a journalist and broadcaster for the BBC World Service, Radio Free Europe, and Deutsche Welle. Georgi Markov was assassinated in 1978 and was posthumously honored with the Order of Stara Planina in 2000.

 37 
E. E. Evans-Pritchard
(British Social Anthropologist Known for His Theories of Religion and Investigations of African Cultures)
E. E. Evans-Pritchard
0
Birthdate: September 21, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Crowborough, East Sussex, England
Died: 1973

Social anthropologist E. E. Evans-Pritchard is best remembered for his research on witchcraft, magic, and African cultures. Apart from teaching anthropology at Oxford, his alma, he had also worked in South Sudan and penned books such as Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande. He was also knighted for his achievements.

 38 
Bob Crewe
(American songwriter)
Bob Crewe
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Died: 2014
 39 
Georges Guynemer
(Iconic French Fighter Pilot of World War I)
Georges Guynemer
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 24, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1917

One of the best-known French fighter pilots of World War I, Georges Guynemer reportedly shot 54 enemy planes. Awarded with honors such as the Légion d'honneur and the Médaille militaire, he was a national hero. He went MIA and was later declared dead after he failed to return from a combat mission in 1917.

 40 
Kim Hunter
(Actress)
Kim Hunter
19
Birthdate: November 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died: 2002
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 41 
J.P. Donleavy
(Novelist)
J.P. Donleavy
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2017
 42 
Erich Priebke
Erich Priebke
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 29, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hennigsdorf
Died: 2013

SS captain Erich Priebke made headlines when he was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 335 boys and men in groups of 5, at the Ardeatine Caves in Italy. He eventually died of old age in house arrest at age 100, and was the oldest surviving Nazi war criminal back then.

 43 
Henry Herbert, 7th Earl of Carnarvon
(Racing Manager)
Henry Herbert, 7th Earl of Carnarvon
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lancaster Gate, London, England
Died: 2001
 44 
Momčilo Đujić
(Orthodox priest)
Momčilo Đujić
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kovačić, Croatia
Died: 1999
 45 
Betty Ong
(American Flight Attendant Who was the First Person to Alert Authorities About September 11, 2001 Plane Hijackings)
Betty Ong
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2001

Betty Ong was an American flight attendant who was declared a hero by the 9/11 Commission after the September 11 attacks. Ong was aboard American Airlines Flight 11, which was hijacked by al-Qaeda terrorists on 11 September 2001. Betty Ong notified the ground crew of the hijacking, becoming the first person to alert the authorities.

 46 
Juan Almeida Bosque
(Former Vice President of Cuba)
Juan Almeida Bosque
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: 2009

Juan Almeida Bosque was a Cuban politician best remembered as one of the original commanders who led several militant groups during the early days of the Cuban Revolution. Juan Almeida Bosque went on to become an important member of the Communist Party of Cuba and received several national and international awards such as the Order of Máximo Gómez.

 47 
Tommy Armour
(Scottish-American Professional Golfer)
Tommy Armour
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 1968

Tommy Armour was a Scottish-American golfer who won 25 PGA Tour events, including three major championships. After his retirement, Armour established himself as a teacher and is credited with teaching future golfers like Lawson Little and Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Tommy Armour even co-wrote an influential book titled How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time, which became a best-seller.

 48 
Pío Pico
(10th Governor of California)
Pío Pico
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 5, 1801
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Gabriel, California, United States
Died: 1894
 49 
Wifredo Lam
(Artist)
Wifredo Lam
1
Birthdate: December 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sagua La Grande, Cuba
Died: 1982
 50 
Anna Lindh
(Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden)
Anna Lindh
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2003

Anna Lindh was a Swedish lawyer and politician who served as the Minister for the Environment from 1994 to 1996. She then went on to serve as the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1998 until her murder in 2003. In April 2004, Anna Lindh was honored posthumously by the EastWest Institute with the Statesman of the Year Award.