Died On September 2nd

Discover the most famous people who died on September 2. The list includes people like J. R. R. Tolkien, Ho Chi Minh, Ronald Coase, Christiaan Barnard, Barbara McClintock. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, political leaders, surgeons and psychiatrists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, Australia & Germany and many more countries.
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J. R. R. Tolkien
(Author of 'The Hobbit' & 'The Lord of the Rings')
J. R. R. Tolkien
73
Birthdate: January 3, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: 1973

Considered one of the greatest authors, JRR Tolkien is popularly called the father of the modern fantasy literature. He is best known for his high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, which is set in a conceived world called the Middle-Earth. Many years after his death, Tolkien continues to be one of the best-selling writers.

 2 
Ho Chi Minh
(Former PM and President of Democratic Republic of Vietnam)
Ho Chi Minh
66
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 19, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cụm di tích Hoàng trù, Vietnam
Died: 1969
Vietnamese Communist revolutionary Hồ Chí Minh led the Việt Minh independence movement and served as North Vietnam’s prime minister, from 1945 to 1955, and president, from 1945 to 1969. He was an integral part of the Vietnam War. South Vietnam’s former capital, Saigon, was later renamed Ho Chi Minh City.
 3 
Bob Denver
(Actor)
Bob Denver
11
Birthdate: January 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York
Died: 2005

Bob Denver was an American actor renowned for playing comedy roles in popular TV series, such as Gilligan's Island and The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. Bob Denver became a synonym for Gilligan, thanks to his wonderful portrayal of the comedic character. A humanitarian, Denver played Gilligan in 1992 to benefit the non-profit organization, Make-A-Wish Foundation.

 4 
Troy Donahue
11
Birthdate: January 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2001

Troy Donahue was an American actor and singer. During the 1950s and 1960s, Donahue became known as a popular sex symbol. He was also one of the most bankable stars during the early-1960s and was ranked the 20th most popular American star in 1963. The creation of Troy McClure, a character from The Simpsons, was inspired by Troy Donahue.

 5 
Alvin York
(One of the Most Decorated United States Army Soldiers of World War I)
Alvin York
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 13, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fentress County, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1964

One of the most decorated United States Army soldiers of World War I, Alvin York is best remembered for leading an attack on a German machine-gun nest. The son of a poor blacksmith, he started working as a child to contribute to his family income. After joining the army, he became known for his courage and valor.

 6 
Christiaan Barnard
(Cardiac Surgeon)
Christiaan Barnard
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beaufort West, South Africa
Died: 2001
Born to a preacher father of modest means, Christiaan Barnard completed his medical school on scholarships. In December 1967, he revolutionized medical science by performing the first human heart transplant by transplanting 25-year-old accident victim Denise Darvall’s heart into 53-year-old chronic heart patient grocer Louis Washkansky.
 7 
Viktor Frankl
(Psychiatrist)
Viktor Frankl
6
Birthdate: March 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria
Died: 1997

Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl founded logotherapy. He also authored several books, most notably his bestselling autobiographical depiction of his ordeal at various Nazi concentration camps, Man's Search for Meaning. He had lost his parents, brother, and wife in the Holocaust. He later won honors such as the Oskar Pfister Award.

 8 
Claire Wineland
(American Activist, Author and Motivational Speaker)
Claire Wineland
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Died: 2018
 9 
Jean Speegle Howard
13
Birthdate: January 31, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Duncan, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2000
 10 
Henri Rousseau
(Painter)
Henri Rousseau
0
Birthdate: May 21, 1844
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Laval, France
Died: 1910
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 11 
Pierre de Coubertin
(Father of the Modern Olympic Games)
Pierre de Coubertin
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1937

Pierre de Coubertin was a French historian and educator. Credited with founding the International Olympic Committee, Coubertin is often referred to as the father of the modern Olympic Games. Also an important contributor to the sport of rugby union, Coubertin was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2007. 

 12 
Peter Freuchen
(Danish Arctic Explorer, Author, Journalist and Anthropologist Who is Known for His Role in Arctic Exploration)
Peter Freuchen
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 20, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nykøbing Falster, Denmark
Died: 1957
While one of his existing photos shows him dressed in the fur of a polar bear he killed himself, Peter Freuchen was a man of many skills. With a towering 6’ 7” frame, he rode across the Arctic and also fought against the Nazis after losing a leg to frostbite. 
 13 
Barbara McClintock
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 16, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1992

Barbara McClintock was a scientist and cytogeneticist who received the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. in botany from Cornell University and began her lifelong work in the development of maize cytogenetics. She eventually gained recognition as among the best in the field and was honored with several prestigious awards.  

 14 
Sir William Rowan Hamilton
(Irish Mathematician and Astronomer Who Contributed to the Development of ‘Optics’, ‘Classical Mechanics’ and ‘Abstract Algebra’)
Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 4, 1805
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1865

Son of a Dublin solicitor, Sir William Rowan Hamilton was raised and educated by his priest uncle from age 3. Initially a master of languages such as Latin, Greek, and Persian, Hamilton began deviating to math at 16. He is remembered for his contribution to optics, Hamiltonian mechanics, and algebra.

 15 
Thomas Telford
(Civil Engineer)
Thomas Telford
4
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 9, 1757
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Died: 1834

Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford had begun his career as a mason at 14, having lost his father in infancy. A self-taught architect, he was responsible for building many structures, including the Caledonian Canal and the Menai Suspension Bridge. Named The Colossus of Roads, he symbolized the Scottish Enlightenment.

 16 
Henry Lawson
(Writer)
Henry Lawson
16
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 17, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grenfell
Died: 1922

Henry Lawson was an Australian bush poet and writer. Often referred to as Australia's greatest short story writer, Lawson is one of the best-known Australian fiction writers and poets of the colonial period. Also a nationalist, Henry Lawson contributed immensely to a popular Australian magazine named The Bulletin. In 1949, he was featured in an Australian postage stamp.

 17 
Roy Castle
(English Singer, Dancer, Actor, Comedian, Musician, and Television Presenter)
Roy Castle
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 31, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scholes, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: 1994

Roy Castle was an English singer, dancer, actor, comedian, musician, and television presenter. An accomplished jazz trumpet player, Castle could also play numerous other instruments and is best remembered for his versatility. Roy Castle also achieved popularity as the presenter of the long-running British television children's series, Record Breakers.

 18 
Bill Melendez
(American Character Animator, Voice Actor, Film Director Known for His Work in 'Peanuts' Animated Series)
Bill Melendez
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 15, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hermosillo, Mexico
Died: 2008

Bill Melendez was a character animator, voice actor, and film director. He is best known for working on the Peanuts animated specials. He began working for Disney in 1935. In an extensive career spanning over six decades, he won six Primetime Emmy Awards. He also had five Grammy Award nominations and one Academy Award nomination. 

 19 
Jiaqing Emperor
(6th Emperor of the Qing dynasty (1796 - 1820))
Jiaqing Emperor
2
Birthdate: November 13, 1760
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yuanmingyuan Park, Beijing, China
Died: 1820

Jiaqing served as the sixth emperor of the Qing dynasty from 1796 to 1820. He was also the fifth Qing emperor to reign over the Eighteen Provinces. Jiaqing's reign is remembered for the prosecution of a corrupt official named Heshen. He made several attempts to curb the smuggling of opium into his dynasty and to restore order within the empire.

 20 
Jonathan M. Wainwright
(General)
Jonathan M. Wainwright
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 23, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Walla Walla, Washington, United States
Died: 1953
 21 
Kösem Sultan
(Chief Consort and Legal Wife of the Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I)
Kösem Sultan
3
Birthdate: 1589 AD
Birthplace: Greece
Died: 1651
 22 
Fazlollah Zahedi
(Former Prime Minister of Iran (1953 - 1955))
Fazlollah Zahedi
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 17, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamedan, Iran
Died: 1963

Fazlollah Zahedi was an Iranian statesman and lieutenant general who served as the 36th Prime Minister of Iran after overthrowing Mohammad Mosaddegh in the 1953 Iranian coup d'état with the help of the Great Britain and the United States. Fazlollah Zahedi was serving as the Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, when he died at the age of 71.

 23 
Yusuf ibn Tashfin
(Political Leader)
Yusuf ibn Tashfin
1
Birthdate: 1009 AD
Birthplace: Sahara Desert, Africa
Died: 1106
 24 
Bob Mathias
(American Decathlete and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Bob Mathias
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tulare, California, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 25 
John Bowlby
(Psychologist)
John Bowlby
2
Birthdate: February 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bournemouth, London, England
Died: 1990
 26 
Francis Ouimet
(American Amateur Golfer)
Francis Ouimet
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1967

Francis Ouimet was an amateur golfer often referred to as the "ather of amateur golf. He became interested in golf at an early age and won his first significant title when he was 20 years old. He went on to win the US Open in 1913. He was posthumously inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. 

 27 
Ronald Coase
(Economist)
Ronald Coase
2
Birthdate: December 29, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Willesden, London, England
Died: 2013

British-American economist and Nobel laureate Ronald Coase was a significant figure of new institutional economics. As a child, he attended a school for the disabled due to weakness in his legs. The Chicago Law School professor is remembered for his iconic essays such as The Nature of the Firm.

 28 
Toni Mannix
(Actress, Dancer)
Toni Mannix
0
Birthdate: February 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1983
 29 
Enid Lyons
(Politician)
Enid Lyons
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 9, 1897
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Smithton
Died: 1981

Enid Lyons was an Australian politician best remembered for becoming the first woman to serve in the federal cabinet as well as the first woman to be elected to the House of Representatives. In 1980, she became the second woman to be made a Dame of the Order of Australia. She is also remembered as the wife of Joseph Lyons.

 30 
Horst Kasner
(German Protestant Theologian and Father of Former German Chancellor 'Angela Merkel')
Horst Kasner
1
Birthdate: August 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pankow, Berlin, Germany
Died: 2011

Horst Kasner is best remembered as the father of German chancellor Angela Merkel. Part of Hitler Youth, he had served Hitler’s army during World War II and was held prisoner at 19. He later became a Protestant theologian and pastor in the town of Templin.

 31 
Conway Savage
(Australian Musician, Pianist, and Organist)
Conway Savage
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: 2018
 32 
Johanna van Gogh-Bonger
(Multilingual Dutch Editor and Translator)
Johanna van Gogh-Bonger
1
Birthdate: October 4, 1862
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amsterdam
Died: 1925
 33 
Okakura Kakuzō
(Art critic)
Okakura Kakuzō
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 14, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan
Died: 1913
 34 
John Forrest
(Australian Politician, Explorer and the First Premier of Western Australia)
John Forrest
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 22, 1847
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bunbury, Australia
Died: 1918

John Forrest was an Australian politician and explorer. He is best remembered for his service as the first premier of Western Australia from 1890 to 1901. He also served as the Treasurer of Australia on four occasions between 1905 and 1918. A prominent politician, John Forrest also served as the Minister for Defence from 1901 to 1903.

 35 
Karl Silberbauer
(Austrian Police Officer & Member of the 'Schutzstaffel')
Karl Silberbauer
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 21, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 1972
 36 
Heinz Harmel
(Military personnel)
Heinz Harmel
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Metz
Died: 2000
 37 
Eileen Nearne
('Special Operations Executive' Agent During the Second Worlld War)
Eileen Nearne
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 15, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2010

Eileen Nearne was a Special Operations Executive agent during the Second World War. She served as a radio operator in occupied France, for which she was honored by the French government with the Croix de Guerre after the war.

 38 
Eric Ravilious
(painter, illustrator)
Eric Ravilious
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 22, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Acton, London
Died: 1942
 39 
Alfonso García Robles
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 20, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zamora
Died: 1991
 40 
Curt Siodmak
(Novelist)
Curt Siodmak
1
Birthdate: August 10, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: 2000
 41 
Jusepe de Ribera
(Spanish Tenebrist Painter Known for His Depictions of Religious and Mythological Subjects)
Jusepe de Ribera
0
Birthdate: January 12, 1591
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Xàtiva, Spain
Died: 1652

Jusepe de Ribera was a Spanish-Valencian Tenebrist painter and printmaker. He was also called Lo Spagnoletto ("the Little Spaniard") by his contemporaries. Little is known about his early life, though it is believed he studied at the Academy of Saint Luke. He spent several years of his career in Italy and was a leading painter in Naples.

 42 
Arthur Saint-Léon
(French Ballet Dancer Who Is Famous for Creating the Choreography of the Ballet 'Coppélia')
Arthur Saint-Léon
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: September 17, 1821
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1870

Arthur Saint-Léon was a ballet master who worked with the Imperial Russian Ballet from 1859 to 1869. He is remembered for choreographing a popular ballet named Coppélia. He is also remembered for inventing a method of choreographic notation, which was the first notation to document the movements of the torso, head, and arms apart from the movements of the feet.  

 43 
George Reginald Starr
(British 'Special Operations Executive' Agent in World War II)
George Reginald Starr
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
Died: 1980

George Reginald Starr was a British Special Operations Executive agent and mining engineer. He is credited with carrying out many sabotage operations in the days leading up to the famous Normandy invasion in June 1944. George Reginald Starr rescued nearly 50 prominent resistance leaders and played an important role in the emancipation of southwestern France from German occupation.

 44 
Constantius III
(Roman emperor of the West)
Constantius III
0
Birthdate: 0370 AD
Birthplace: Niš, Serbia
Died: 0421
 45 
Sidney Kidman
(Businessperson, Stockman)
Sidney Kidman
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 9, 1857
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Adelaide
Died: 1935
 46 
N. F. S. Grundtvig
(Danish Bishop and Founder of 'Grundtvigianism', a Theological Movement That Revitalized the Danish Lutheran Church)
N. F. S. Grundtvig
1
Birthdate: September 8, 1783
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vordingborg Municipality, Denmark
Died: 1872

N. F. S. Grundtvig was a Danish author, pastor, poet, historian, teacher, philosopher, and politician. By the end of the 19th century, Grundtvig's philosophy had given rise to a new sense of nationalism, for which he is often counted among the most influential Danish people of all time. He is also remembered for promoting values like compassion, wisdom, and equality.

 47 
Rudolf Bing
(Impresario)
Rudolf Bing
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 9, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1997
 48 
Bernardino Rivadavia
(First President of Argentina)
Bernardino Rivadavia
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 20, 1780
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: 1845

Bernardino Rivadavia was an Argentinian politician who served as the president of Argentina from 1826 to 1827. Although he was accepted as the president only in Buenos Aires, Rivadavia is widely regarded as the first president of Argentina. During his presidency, Argentina witnessed an improvement in the education sector.

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Alcide Nunez
(Clarinetist)
Alcide Nunez
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 17, 1884
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1934
 50 
Peter West
(Sports Commentator)
Peter West
0
Birthdate: August 12, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cranbrook, Kent, England
Died: 2003