Died On September 28th

Discover the most famous people who died on September 28. The list includes people like Pierre Trudeau, Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand Marcos, Herman Melville, Gamal Abdel Nasser. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, presidents, novelists and prime ministers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, India & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Miles Davis
(Trumpeter and one of the Most Prominent Figures in the History of Jazz)
Miles Davis
21
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States
Died: 1991
Jazz trumpeter and composer Miles Davis was a pioneer in the bepop and jazz fusion genres. His work also had electronic, African, and Spanish influences. His album Kind of Blue sold 5 million copies in the U.S. and was termed a national treasure by the House of Representatives, years later. 
 2 
Louis Pasteur
(French Chemist and Microbiologist Who Discovered the Principles of Vaccination, Microbial Fermentation and Pasteurization)
Louis Pasteur
28
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dole, France
Died: 1895
Considered one of the founders of bacteriology, Louis Pasteur created vaccines for anthrax and rabies, and invented the process of heating food and wine to kill microbes that cause contamination, which was named pasteurization after him. Known as the “father of microbiology,” he also founded the Pasteur Institute in Paris.  
 3 
Ferdinand Marcos
(Former President of the Philippines)
Ferdinand Marcos
111
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 11, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands
Died: 1989

Ferdinand Marcos served as the tenth president of the Philippines. Marcos' rule was marked by brutality, extravagance, and corruption, making him the most controversial leader of his generation. Deemed a kleptocrat, Marcos' dictatorship caused an economic collapse during which the country suffered greatly. He was removed from power in 1986 after a series of protests called the People Power Revolution.

 4 
Pierre Trudeau
(15th Prime Minister of Canada)
Pierre Trudeau
54
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 2000

Pierre Trudeau was a Canadian politician who served as the 15th prime minister of the country. His personality generated excitement within Canada's mass media, which gave rise to the term Trudeaumania. The effects of Trudeau's contribution to Canadian nationalism can still be felt in Canada. 

 5 
Pompey
(Roman General and Statesman)
Pompey
18
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 0106
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Picenum
Died: 0048

Considered ruthless by his opponents, Pompey was an ancient Roman general who was a veteran of many wars and played a key role in changing Rome from a republic to an empire. Pompey was first an ally of his more illustrious compatriot Julius Caesar whose daughter he married, and then became his enemy. He was assassinated in Egypt, an end not uncommon in history.

 6 
Herman Melville
(Novelist & Short Story Writer of the American Renaissance Period Best Known for His Works 'Moby-Dick' & 'Typee')
Herman Melville
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 1, 1819
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1891

Herman Melville was an American short story writer, novelist, and poet. One of his best-known works, Moby-Dick is widely regarded as one of the great American novels, although it did not garner much attention during his lifetime. Livyatan melvillei, a species of an extinct sperm whale, which was discovered in 2010, was named in his honor.  

 7 
Elia Kazan
(One of the Most Honored and Influential Directors in Broadway and Hollywood History)
Elia Kazan
8
Birthdate: September 7, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fener, Turkey
Died: 2003

Elia Kazan was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. Widely regarded as one of the most influential and celebrated directors in Hollywood and Broadway history, Kazan played a key role in launching the careers of actors like Marlon Brando, Warren Beatty, and James Dean. His work has also influenced other prominent filmmakers like Martin Scorsese.

 8 
Harpo Marx
(Comedian and Actor Well-Known for His Clown and Pantomime Traditions With a Curly Reddish Blond Hairstyle)
Harpo Marx
4
Birthdate: November 23, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1964
Harpo Marx was the second-oldest of the Marx Brothers, namely Groucho and Chico Marx. Opposed to the verbal comedy of his brothers, Harpo focused on physical comedy and gained fame for his signature curly-haired wig. He used props such as canes and harps, and was always silent in his appearances.
 9 
Edwin Powell Hubble
(American Astronomer Who is Regarded as the Leading Observational Cosmologist of the 20th Century)
Edwin Powell Hubble
7
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 20, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marshfield, Missouri, United States
Died: 1953

While the Hubble Telescope, named after Edwin Powell Hubble, reminds one of his contribution to astronomy, he failed to get a Nobel Prize, as back in his time, the Nobel Committee didn’t recognize astrophysics as a valid science. He is best remembered for his work on galaxies and extragalactic astronomy.

 10 
Eric Fleming
13
Birthdate: July 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Paula, California, United States
Died: 1966
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 11 
Shimon Peres
(Former President of Israel)
Shimon Peres
18
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wiszniew, Poland
Died: 2016
Shimon Peres had been both the president and prime minister of Israel (twice). He was also part of five political parties in his 70-year career and had held important cabinet posts such as the minister of finance. He won the Nobel Peace Prize along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat.
 12 
Althea Gibson
( The First African American to Win a Grand Slam Title )
Althea Gibson
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon County, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2003
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 13 
Whitney Blake
(Actress)
Whitney Blake
9
Birthdate: February 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2002
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 14 
Andre Breton
(French Writer, Poet and Co-Founder of ‘Surrealism’)
Andre Breton
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 19, 1896
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tinchebray, France
Died: 1966

Born into a family of shopkeepers, French poet André Breton initially studied medicine and psychiatry. He then joined Dadaism and eventually branched out and became one of the pioneers of the surrealist movement. Known for his Surrealist Manifestos, Breton was also a collector of manuscripts, sculptures, and paintings.

 15 
José José
(Musician, Singer and Actor)
José José
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Azcapotzalco, Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 2019
 16 
William Boeing
(American Aviation Pioneer and Founder of ‘The Boeing Company’)
William Boeing
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 1, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1956
Aviation mogul and Boeing founder William Boeing was initially a timber man. While learning to fly from Glenn L. Martin, he bought a plane from him, damaged it, and managed to repair it. Inspired by this, he built his first plane. He was also a horse-breeder and an avid reader.
 17 
Mabel Albertson
(Actress)
Mabel Albertson
0
Birthdate: July 24, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1982
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 18 
Arthur Penn
(Director)
Arthur Penn
0
Birthdate: September 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: 2010
 19 
Mulk Raj Anand
(One of the First India-Based Writers in English to Gain an International Readership)
Mulk Raj Anand
189
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 12, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
Died: 2004

Mulk Raj Anand was an Indian writer best remembered for his depiction of the people belonging to the backward class in traditional Indian society. Anand, who wrote in English, was one of the first Indian writers to achieve an International readership. In 1968, Mulk Raj Anand was honored with India's third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan.

 20 
Patsy Takemoto Mink
(Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii (1990 - 2002))
Patsy Takemoto Mink
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 6, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paia, Hawaii, United States
Died: 2002

Born to Japanese immigrants in Hawaii, lawyer and Democratic Party member Patsy Takemoto Mink became the first Asian-American woman and the second Hawaiian woman to be part of the U.S. Congress. She has fought for women’s and civil rights and has opposed the American participation in the Vietnam War.

 21 
Richard Warren Sears
(Businessman)
Richard Warren Sears
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 7, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stewartville, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1914
 22 
Katharine Lee Bates
(poet, writer, university teacher, songwriter)
Katharine Lee Bates
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 12, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Falmouth
Died: 1929
 23 
Harry Saltzman
(Film producer, Screenwriter)
Harry Saltzman
1
Birthdate: October 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sherbrooke
Died: 1994
 24 
William J. Seymour
(Preacher)
William J. Seymour
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 2, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Louisiana
Died: 1922

William J. Seymour was an African-American holiness preacher. He is credited to have initiated the Azusa Street Revival, an influential event in the rise of the Charismatic and Pentecostal movements. He was a student of the early Pentecostal minister Charles Parham. He played a major role in the spread of Pentecostalism to various parts of America. 

 25 
Agnes Nixon
(Television Writer)
Agnes Nixon
2
Birthdate: December 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2016
 26 
Geoffrey Beene
(American Fashion Designer)
Geoffrey Beene
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haynesville, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2004
 27 
Constance Baker Motley
(Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York)
Constance Baker Motley
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2005
 28 
Pope John Paul I
5
Birthdate: October 17, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Canale d'Agordo, Italy
Died: 1978
Pope John Paul I, also known as The Smiling Pope and The September Pope, was the shortest-reigning Pope and died 33 days after being made the Pope. He was the first Pope to choose a double name, including the names of his predecessors, John XXIII and Paul VI.
 29 
Sir Robert Helpmann
(Australian Actor, Ballet Dancer, Choreographer, and Director)
Sir Robert Helpmann
7
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mount Gambier, Australia
Died: 1986
 30 
Carl Ritter
(Co-founder of Modern Geography)
Carl Ritter
3
Birthdate: August 7, 1779
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quedlinburg, Germany
Died: 1859

Carl Ritter was a German geographer considered one of the founders of modern geography. He taught history at the University of Berlin and was one of the mentors of the explorer Heinrich Barth, who traveled in Northern and Western Africa. A prolific researcher and writer, Ritter produced a staggering amount of geographical literature in his lifetime. 

 31 
Andre Kertesz
(Photographer)
Andre Kertesz
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: July 2, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1985

Andre Kertesz was a photographer known for his immense contribution to photo essay and photographic composition. Although his style and camera angles, which were considered unorthodox at the time, stopped him from achieving international acclaim during his lifetime, Kertesz is now regarded as one of the most influential figures in the field of photojournalism.

 32 
Phi Nhung
(Former Vietnamese-language singer)
Phi Nhung
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pleiku, Vietnam
Died: 2021
 33 
Gregg Toland
(Cinematographer)
Gregg Toland
1
Birthdate: May 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Charleston, Illinois, United States
Died: 1948

Gregg Toland was a cinematographer known for employing innovative techniques in his work. Orson Welles' Citizen Kane and William Wyler's The Best Years of Our Lives are counted among his best works. He won two Academy Awards from seven nominations. He is considered one of the top ten most influential cinematographers in the history of film. 

 34 
Isao Inokuma
(Japanese Judoka)
Isao Inokuma
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Died: 2001
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 35 
William Kennedy Dickson
(British Inventor, Director, Producer and Cinematographer)
William Kennedy Dickson
0
Birthdate: August 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Le Minihic-sur-Rance, Brittany, France
Died: 1935

William Kennedy Dickson was a Scottish inventor best remembered for his association with Thomas Alva Edison. Dickson invented a motion picture camera when he was working under Thomas Edison. William Kennedy Dickson is also credited with directing The Dickson Experimental Sound Film which was the first film to use the Kinetophone.

 36 
Guillermo Endara
(President of Panama)
Guillermo Endara
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 12, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Panama City
Died: 2009

Guillermo Endara was the president of Panama from 1989 to 1994. A lawyer by qualification, he has served as a member of Panama's National Assembly in the past. As the president, he abolished the Panamanian military, replacing it with a national police force. While his tenure saw steady economic growth, it was also marred by internal fighting. 

 37 
Bob Gibson
(Singer)
Bob Gibson
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 16, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 1996
 38 
Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia
(Duke of Bohemia (921-935))
Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0911 AD
Birthplace: Stochov, Czech Republic
Died: 0935
 39 
Gloria Naylor
(Novelist)
Gloria Naylor
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2016
 40 
Norman Brookes
(First Australian to Win Three Grand Slam Singles Titles; Wimbledon in 1907 and 1914)
Norman Brookes
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St Kilda, Australia
Died: 1968
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 41 
Hermann Pister
(German officer)
Hermann Pister
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 21, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lübeck, Germany
Died: 1948
 42 
John Dos Passos
(American novelist)
John Dos Passos
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 14, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 1970
 43 
Irene von Meyendorff
(Actress)
Irene von Meyendorff
0
Birthdate: June 6, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Died: 2001
 44 
Leo Sternbach
(Polish American Chemist Known for His Contribution in Producing 'Valium' as Well as 'Librium')
Leo Sternbach
1
Birthdate: May 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Opatija, Croatia
Died: 2005

Leo Sternbach is remembered for his revolutionary discovery of tranquillizers, including Valium and Librium. Born to a pharmacist father, he first studied pharmacy and then organic chemistry. He had a life-long association with Hoffmann-La Roche and ended up with 241 patents and over 100 scientific publications.

 45 
Urmas Alender
(Singer)
Urmas Alender
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 22, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Died: 1994
 46 
Catherine Hessling
(Actress)
Catherine Hessling
0
Birthdate: June 22, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pontfaverger-Moronvilliers, Marne, France
Died: 1979
 47 
José Francisco Ruiz Massieu
(Former Governor of Guerrero from 1987 to 1993)
José Francisco Ruiz Massieu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Acapulco, Mexico
Died: 1994
 48 
Émile Gaboriau
(Writer)
Émile Gaboriau
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 9, 1832
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saujon, France
Died: 1873
 49 
Henry Demarest Lloyd
(Journalist)
Henry Demarest Lloyd
0
Birthdate: May 1, 1847
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1903
 50 
Michael Burgess
(Actor and tenor singer, best known for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in the Toronto production of Les Misérables)
Michael Burgess
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 22, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Regina, Canada
Died: 2015