Died On September 18th

Discover the most famous people who died on September 18. The list includes people like Jimi Hendrix, Leonhard Euler, Domitian, Dag Hammarskjöld, William Hazlitt. Famous personalities featured on this list, include physicists, philosophers, political leaders and novelists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Jimi Hendrix
(One of the Most Influential Electric Guitarists & the Greatest Instrumentalist in the History of Rock Music)
Jimi Hendrix
65
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: 1970

One of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. As his career progressed, he became the first musician to use stereophonic phasing effects in recordings. Rolling Stone ranked him as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time. He died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 27.

 2 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1993 - 2020))
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
96
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2020

The first Jewish woman to serve on the US Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. An advocate for gender equality and women's rights, she spent the majority of her legal career championing these causes. She remained professionally active until her death in 2020.

 3 
Leonhard Euler
(Mathematician, Physicist)
Leonhard Euler
31
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 15, 1707
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Basel
Died: 1783

Leonhard Euler was a Swiss physicist, mathematician, logician, geographer, astronomer, and engineer. He is credited with making influential and important mathematical discoveries, such as graph theory and infinitesimal calculus. Widely regarded as one of the greatest and most prolific mathematicians of all time, Leonhard Euler also made pioneering contributions to analytic number theory and topology.

 4 
Domitian
(Roman Emperor)
Domitian
9
Birthdate: October 24, 0051
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0096
Domitian, son of Vespasian, reigned as the Roman emperor from 81 to 96. He was the last ruler of the Flavian dynasty and was assassinated by his own court officials. His authoritarian regime witnessed the reduction of the Senate’s powers and the strengthening of the defenses and the Roman economy.
 5 
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
(Japanese Samurai)
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 17, 1537
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Died: 1598

Japanese samurai and daimyō Toyotomi Hideyoshi of the Sengoku period, also known as the second Great Unifier of Japan, became the Chancellor of the Realm (Daijō-daijin) and Imperial Regent (kampaku). He constructed the Osaka Castle, banned slavery, and established the Tokugawa class system and the Council of Five Elders.

 6 
Ken Norton
(American Professional Boxer and WBC Heavyweight Champion in 1978)
Ken Norton
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Illinois, United States
Died: 2013

Professional boxer Ken Norton is remembered for his three highly publicized fights with Muhammad Ali, out of which he lost two. Norton was a towering figure in the boxing world and held the WBC heavyweight title in 1978. He was a forward-pressing fighter notable for his unusual stance. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992.

 7 
Frank Morgan
(Actor)
Frank Morgan
4
Birthdate: June 1, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 1949
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
Dag Hammarskjöld
(Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1953 to 1961)
Dag Hammarskjöld
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jönköping, Sweden
Died: 1961

Dag Hammarskjöld was a Swedish diplomat and economist. In 1953, Hammarskjöld became the youngest person to be appointed as the Secretary-General of the United Nations. He died in airplane crash in 1961. Dag Hammarskjöld became the first person to be honored with a Nobel Peace Prize posthumously.

 9 
Franchot Tone
4
Birthdate: February 27, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Died: 1968
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Geli Raubal
(Austrian Woman Who Was the Half-Niece of Adolf Hitler)
Geli Raubal
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Linz, Austria
Died: 1931
Geli Raubal was the half-niece of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and the daughter of Hitler’s half-sister, Angela Raubal. She spent her childhood in Hitler’s home, where her mother worked as a housekeeper. She is said to have committed suicide after Hitler forbade her to pursue singing lessons in Vienna.
 11 
Bob Hayes
(The Only Athlete to Win Both an Olympic Gold Medal and a Super Bowl Ring)
Bob Hayes
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: 2002

Bob Hayes was an American athlete and a football player. An Olympic gold medalist and a Super Bowl ring winner, Hayes was inducted into both Pro Football Hall of Fame as well as the United States Olympic Hall of Fame. He won gold medal in 100m and 4 x 100m relay in 1964 Tokto Oympics  Hayes was once regarded as the world's fastest human.

 12 
Lieserl Einstein
(Daughter of the Scientist Albert Einstein and the Scientist Mileva Maric)
Lieserl Einstein
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia
Died: 1903

Lieserl Einstein’s existence came into light almost 30 years after her father Albert Einstein’s death. She was the illegitimate, first-born child of Einstein and his fellow student, and later wife, Mileva Maric. Some believe she died of scarlet fever, while other sources state she was given up for adoption.

 13 
William Hazlitt
(English Writer & Literary Critic)
William Hazlitt
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 10, 1778
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maidstone, Kent, England
Died: 1830

English essayist and critic William Hazlitt is remembered for his characteristic humanism in his works. Initially aspiring to be a painter, he traveled to Paris but later deviated to philosophy and metaphysics. Though he penned iconic works such as The Spirit of the Age, he spent his later life in oblivion.

 14 
Blind Willie Johnson
(Former gospel blues singer, guitarist and evangelist)
Blind Willie Johnson
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pendleton, Texas, United States
Died: 1945
 15 
Katherine Anne Porter
(Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist)
Katherine Anne Porter
1
Birthdate: May 15, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Indian Creek, Texas, U.S.
Died: 1980
 16 
Susan La Flesche Picotte
(American doctor)
Susan La Flesche Picotte
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Omaha Reservation, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1915
 17 
Louis VII of France
(King of France (1137 - 1180))
Louis VII of France
3
Birthdate: 1120 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1180

Louis VII of France was the king of the Franks for over four decades from 1137 to 1180.  The second son of Louis VI of France and Adelaide of Maurienne, he unexpectedly became the heir to the throne following his elder brother’s death. He had a long but difficult reign and was succeeded by his son Philip II.

 18 
Robert Venturi
(American Architect)
Robert Venturi
2
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2018

Robert Venturi was an American architect who founded the successful architectural firm, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. One of the 20th century's leading architectural figures, Venturi helped shape the way that students, planners, and architects think about architecture. Renowned for designing buildings like the Vanna Venturi House, Robert Venturi was honored with the prestigious National Medal of Arts in 1992.

 19 
John Cockcroft
(British Physicist and Winner of 1951 Nobel Prize in Physics)
John Cockcroft
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 27, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Todmorden, England
Died: 1967

Sir John Douglas Cockcroft was a British physicist credited with designing the Cockcroft-Walton generator with Earnest Walton. Their relentless research on spitting various types of atoms helped to establish the importance of accelerators in disintegrating atoms, which in turn paved the way for the development of nuclear power.  For his pioneering work,John Cockroft was one of the recipients of the 1951 Nobel Prize in Physics

 20 
Pyotr Stolypin
(3rd Prime Minister of Russia (1906 - 1911))
Pyotr Stolypin
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 14, 1862
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: 1911

German-born Russian conservative statesman Pyotr Stolypin had been the minister of interior and the third prime minister of Russia. His agrarian reform, also known as the Stolypin land reform, was highly significant. He also initiated multiple court-martials to execute rebels, causing people to call the hangman’s noose Stolypin’s necktie.

 21 
Herbert von Bismarck
(Politician)
Herbert von Bismarck
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 28, 1849
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1904
 22 
Mary Wigman
(German Dancer Who Is Considered One of the Most Important Figures in the History of Modern Dance)
Mary Wigman
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: November 13, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: 1973

Mary Wigman was a German dancer best remembered for pioneering dance therapy and expressionist dance. Also a choreographer, Wigman is also credited with pioneering movement training sans pointe shoes. Widely regarded as one of the most prominent personalities in modern dance history, Mary Wigman is also considered an iconic figure of Weimar German culture.

 23 
Stephen F. Cohen
(Historian, Editor)
Stephen F. Cohen
2
Birthdate: November 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: 2020
 24 
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz
(Writer & Painter Active Before World War I & During Interwar Period)
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: February 24, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1939

Polish author, painter, and dramatist Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz of the Awangarda Krakowska movement was part of the Australian expedition of anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski, as an artist. He had also worked in the Russian Army. He committed suicide at the onset of World War II, though many believe he had faked his own death.

 25 
Annabella
(Actress)
Annabella
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Birthdate: July 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1996
 26 
Rose Valland
(Historian)
Rose Valland
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Birthdate: November 1, 1898
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Étienne-de-Saint-Geoirs, Isère, France
Died: 1980

Rose Valland was a French art historian and a captain in the French military. She secretly recorded the details of the Nazis destroying and plundering French art and helped to save thousands of works of art by working with the French Resistance. After the war, she began a relationship with Joyce Helen Heer and shared a home with her. 

 27 
Alice Dunbar Nelson
(Poet)
Alice Dunbar Nelson
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1935
 28 
James Witherspoon
(Singer)
James Witherspoon
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gurdon, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1997
 29 
F. H. Bradley
(British Idealist Philosopher Known for His Work ‘Appearance and Reality’)
F. H. Bradley
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 30, 1846
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clapham, England
Died: 1924

A prominent 19th century English philosopher of the absolute Idealist school and a fellow of Merton College, Oxford, Francis Herbert Bradley was an opponent of the British Empiricist theories and utilitarian trends.  Well-known for his non-pluralistic approach to philosophy, he devoted his life to writing, publishing five books in his lifetime, most significant among them being Appearance and Reality.

 30 
Sandy Saddler
(Professional Boxer)
Sandy Saddler
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2001
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 31 
Princess Margaret of Denmark
(Princess)
Princess Margaret of Denmark
0
Birthdate: September 17, 1895
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bernstorff Palace, Gentofte, Denmark
Died: 1992
 32 
Daniel Drew
(Businessman)
Daniel Drew
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 29, 1797
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carmel Hamlet, New York, United States
Died: 1879
 33 
Alexander Bain - Philosopher
(Scottish Philosopher and Educationalist)
Alexander Bain - Philosopher
1
Birthdate: June 11, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Died: 1903

Alexander Bain was a Scottish philosopher. He was a prominent educationalist in the British school of empiricism. A respected figure in the fields of psychology, logic, linguistics, moral philosophy, and education reform, he founded Mind, the first-ever journal of psychology and analytical philosophy. He had an illustrious academic career at the University of Aberdeen. 

 34 
Gwen John
(Painter, Visual artist, Model)
Gwen John
2
Birthdate: June 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Haverfordwest
Died: 1939
 35 
Constantine Samuel Rafinesque
(Polymath)
Constantine Samuel Rafinesque
1
Birthdate: October 22, 1783
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Galata, İstanbul, Turkey
Died: 1840
 36 
Walpola Rahula Thero
(Bhikkhu)
Walpola Rahula Thero
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1907 AD
Birthplace: Walpola, Sri Lanka
Died: 1997
 37 
Hippolyte Fizeau
(Physicist, Astronomer)
Hippolyte Fizeau
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 23, 1819
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1896

Physicist Hippolyte Fizeau is best remembered for conducting the Fizeau experiment, named after him, which measured the speed of light. His other achievements include his contribution to the discovery of the Doppler effect and his description of the capacitor to improve the efficiency of the induction coil.

 38 
Marvin Morris Mitchelson
(Lawyer)
Marvin Morris Mitchelson
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2004
 39 
Norifumi Yamamoto
(Japanese Mixed Martial Artist)
Norifumi Yamamoto
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kawasaki, Japan
Died: 2018

One of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters of all time, MMA fighter and kickboxer Norifumi Yamamoto, nicknamed Kid, had successful stints at Shooto and K-1 Hero's. After revealing his cancer diagnosis on Instagram in August 2018, he succumbed to the disease, at age 41, in September the same year.

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Constantine III
(Emperor)
Constantine III
0
Died: 0411
 41 
Fairfield Porter
(Painter)
Fairfield Porter
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Birthdate: June 10, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Winnetka, Illinois, United States
Died: 1975
 42 
Eddie Adams
Eddie Adams
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: June 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Kensington
Died: 2004
 43 
Gelett Burgess
(American Artist, Writer and Key Figure in the San Francisco Bay Area Literary Renaissance in the 1890s)
Gelett Burgess
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Birthdate: January 30, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, United States
Died: 1951

Gelett Burgess was an American poet, artist, art critic, author, and humorist. He is credited with introducing French modern art to the USA. He is also credited with coining the term blurb. In 1891, he established the San Francisco Boys' Club Association which was later renamed Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. 

 44 
Russ Meyer
(Director)
Russ Meyer
5
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: March 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Leandro, California
Died: 2004

Russ Meyer was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, editor, and cinematographer. He is best remembered for directing a series of popular sexploitation films, such as Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens and Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! After his death, the majority of his estate and money went to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as per his will.

 45 
Eleanor Clarke Slagle
(Social worker)
Eleanor Clarke Slagle
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 13, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hobart, New York, United States
Died: 1942
 46 
Betty Kaunda
(Kenneth Kaunda's wife)
Betty Kaunda
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chinsali, Zambia
Died: 2012
 47 
Kurt Sanderling
(German Conductor)
Kurt Sanderling
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 19, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Orzysz, Poland
Died: 2011

Born in the German Empire, Kurt Sanderling became one of the leading conductors during the Cold War era. He overcame his removal from the Deutsche Oper Berlin by the Nazis and moved to the USSR. Over the years, he performed in Britain and the US.

 48 
Jill Johnston
(Author)
Jill Johnston
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2010
 49 
Américo Tomás
(13th President of Portugal from 1958 to 1974)
Américo Tomás
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1894
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: 1987

Américo Tomás was a Portuguese politician and Navy officer. He is best remembered for his service as the President of Portugal from 9 August 1958 to 25 April 1974. He also served as the Minister of the Navy from 1944 to 1958, during which he oversaw the re-construction of the Portuguese commercial navy.

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Armando Reverón
(Painter)
Armando Reverón
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Birthdate: May 10, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: 1954