Died On September 30th

Discover the most famous people who died on September 30. The list includes people like James Dean, Thérèse of Lisieux, Herbert Sobel, Simone Signoret, Patrick White. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, physicists and lawyers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & Italy and many more countries.
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James Dean
(American Actor Who is Remembered as a Cultural Icon of Teenage Disillusionment and Social Estrangement)
James Dean
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Birthdate: February 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marion, Indiana, United States
Died: 1955

Best remembered for his role in the film, Rebel Without a Cause, actor James Dean was a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment. Despite having a difficult childhood, he was an exceptional student. He began acting as a young man and was quite successful. Sadly, he was killed in a car crash at the young age of 24.

 2 
Herbert Sobel
(U.S. Army Officer)
Herbert Sobel
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 26, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1987

Herbert Sobel was an American military man who commanded Easy Company during World War II. Although he played a key role during the war, Sobel was despised by his soldiers due to his arrogance. In the 2001 war drama miniseries Band of Brothers, Herbert Sobel was portrayed by David Schwimmer.

 3 
Thérèse of Lisieux
(Roman Catholic Nun Known as the ‘Little Flower of Jesus’)
Thérèse of Lisieux
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 2, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alençon, France
Died: 1897
French nun Thérèse of Lisieux, known as "The Little Flower of Jesus,” became one of the most well-known Catholic saints ever. She became the youngest Doctor of the Church and the third woman to receive the honor. A devoted Carmelite, she died of tuberculosis at age 24.
 4 
Monty Hall
(Canadian Television Host Best Known as the Game Show Host and Producer of 'Let’s Make a Deal')
Monty Hall
5
Birthdate: August 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: 2017

Although best remembered as the cheerful and friendly host of Let's Make a Deal, Molly Hall was also the co-creator and producer of this popular show. Born in Canada, he eventually moved to the USA, where he began producing and hosting number of television and radio shows, eventually being associated with a synonymous brain teaser called the Monty Hall Problem.

 5 
Edgar Bergen
(Best known for his proficiency in ventriloquism and his characters Charlie McCarthy)
Edgar Bergen
3
Birthdate: February 16, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1978
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 6 
Simone Signoret
(One of the Most Versatile French Actresses of the 20th Century)
Simone Signoret
4
Birthdate: March 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany
Died: 1985

Simone Signoret was a German-born French actress best known for her role in the film Room at the Top, for which she won several awards, including an Academy Award. Growing up during the Nazi occupation, she started acting in the early 1940s. She was professionally active for over 40 years, until her death in 1985.

 7 
Jerome
(Christian Priest Best Known for His Translation of Most of the Bible into Latin)
Jerome
5
Birthdate: 0342 AD
Birthplace: Štrigova, Croatia
Died: 0420
Latin priest Jerome of Stridon, also known as Saint Jerome, is remembered for translating the Bible into Latin, which came to be known as the Vulgate. Named a Doctor of the Church, he was a secretary to Pope Damascus I and predominantly preached about how women ascetics should behave.
 8 
Edith Roosevelt
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Edith Roosevelt
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norwich, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1948
 9 
Stephen J. Cannell
(Television producer)
Stephen J. Cannell
4
Birthdate: February 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2010
 10 
Donald Malarkey
(Sergeant)
Donald Malarkey
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Astoria, Oregon, USA
Died: 2017
 11 
Bernhard Caesar Einstein
(Swiss-American Engineer and One of the Three Known Biological Grandchildren of Albert Einstein)
Bernhard Caesar Einstein
5
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dortmund, Germany
Died: 2008

Swiss-American physicist and engineer Bernhard Caesar Einstein was better known as the only grandchild of Albert Einstein to have survived beyond childhood. While two of his biological brothers died in infancy, his parents adopted a girl child, too. He grew up to work on night vision and laser technology.

 12 
John Lilly
(Physician, Neuroscientist, Psychoanalyst and Inventor of 'Isolation Tank')
John Lilly
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2001

Born to rich Catholic parents, John Lilly spent his childhood treating science as a hobby. While studying medicine, he performed gruelling medical experiments on himself. He later invented isolating floatation tanks, studied bottlenose dolphins, and researched on psychedelic drug-induced near-death experiences. He also explored yoga and human consciousness.

 13 
Jessye Norman
(Legendary American Opera Singer and 5-Time Grammy Winner)
Jessye Norman
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States
Died: 2019

American opera singer and recitalist Jessye Norman was born into a family of musicians and made her opera debut with Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser in Berlin. A 5-time Grammy winner, she performed at iconic venues such as the Paris Opera and London’s Royal Opera, and also served as an ambassador to the UN.

 14 
Justin Strzelczyk
(American football player)
Justin Strzelczyk
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Seneca, New York, United States
Died: 2004
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 15 
Michael Chekhov
(Actor, Director and Theatre Practitioner Best Known for His Academy Nominated Role in the Film 'Spellbound')
Michael Chekhov
1
Birthdate: August 29, 1891
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1955

Starting his career with the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia, actor Michael Chekhova later moved to the US, making a successful career in Hollywood. His role of Dr. Alex in Spellbound earned him an Academy Award nomination. He also had his own drama studio, where he taught acting by mingling movement and imagination.

 16 
Dan Quisenberry
(Baseball player)
Dan Quisenberry
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 17 
Toma Zdravković
(Serbian Pop-Folk Recording Artist, Singer, and Songwriter)
Toma Zdravković
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aleksinac, Serbia
Died: 1991

Toma Zdravković was a Serbian pop-folk recording artist, singer, and songwriter. Best remembered for his immense contribution to Serbian folk music, Toma Zdravković is credited with writing one of the biggest Yugoslav folk hits of all time, Šta će mi život.

 18 
Kim Larsen
(Musician)
Kim Larsen
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 2018
 19 
Quino
(His comic strip Mafalda is popular in many parts of the Americas and Europe)
Quino
1
Birthdate: July 17, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mendoza, Argentina
Died: 2020
 20 
Roberto Eduardo Viola
(Soldier, Politician)
Roberto Eduardo Viola
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 13, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: 1994

Roberto Eduardo Viola was an Argentine military officer best remembered for serving as the President of Argentina from March to December 1981. He was appointed as the president by a military junta before being ousted by a military coup led by Leopoldo Galtieri. In 1983, Viola was sentenced to 17 years of imprisonment for the violations committed by the junta.

 21 
Herbert Bayer
(American Graphic Designer, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor and Art Director)
Herbert Bayer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 5, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haag am Hausruck, Austria
Died: 1985

An artistic polymath, Herbert Bayer was a graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director, environmental and interior designer, and architect, known for advocating integration of all art forms. Born in Austria and educated at Bauhaus, he migrated to the USA after a successful stint in Europe and as ARCO's Art and Design Consultant built up the company’s vast art collection.

 22 
Louis Leon Thurstone
(Psychologist)
Louis Leon Thurstone
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Birthdate: May 29, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1955
 23 
Barbara Ann Scott
(Canadian Figure Skater)
Barbara Ann Scott
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Died: 2012
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 24 
Charles Francis Richter
(US Physicist and Seismologist Who Co-Created the Richter Scale for Measuring Earthquake Intensity)
Charles Francis Richter
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 26, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Overpeck, Ohio, United States
Died: 1985

US physicist and seismologist Charles Francis Richter is best known for co-creating the Richter magnitude scale for measuring the intensity of earthquakes, along with Beno Gutenberg. He taught at Caltech and tracked down earthquake-prone areas of the US. A naturist, he was also fond of nudist communities.

 25 
Gamini Fonseka
(One of the Greatest Actors in the History of Sinhala Cinema)
Gamini Fonseka
1
Birthdate: March 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dehiwala, Sri Lanka
Died: 2004

Gamini Fonseka was a Sri Lankan actor, politician, and film director. He achieved popularity during the 1960s and 1970s and is often counted among the greatest actor in the history of Sinhala cinema. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including 14 Sarasaviya Awards. Also a prominent politician, Fonseka was the Governor of North Eastern Province from 1995 to 1998.

 26 
Edgar G. Ulmer
(Hollywood Director, Known for His Low-Budget or B-Movies of Horror and Noir Genres)
Edgar G. Ulmer
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Birthdate: September 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Olomouc, Czechia
Died: 1972

Known for pioneering the Hollywood B-film, or low-budget film productions, director Edgar G. Ulmer was the man behind movies such as The Black Cat. Initially a stage production designer for Max Reinhardt, he later mostly explored the noir, drama, and horror genres as a director.

 27 
Ralph M. Steinman
(Canadian Physician, Medical Researcher and 2011 Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology / Medicine)
Ralph M. Steinman
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 2011

Canadian cell biologist and immunologist Ralph M. Steinman is best remembered for his association with the Rockefeller University and for his co-discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in strengthening the immune system. Unfortunately, he died of pancreatic cancer shortly before the announcement of his Nobel Prize win.

 28 
Nurhaci
(Emperor of Later Jin)
Nurhaci
1
Birthdate: May 14, 1559
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fushun, China
Died: 1626

Nurhaci was a Jurchen chieftain who reigned as the Khan of Later Jin for 10 years. He is credited with uniting and reorganizing several Jurchen tribes. His attack and conquest of Ming dynasty laid the foundation for the formation of the Qing dynasty, which was founded by his descendants in 1636. His life inspired the 2005 TV series, Taizu Mishi.

 29 
Alfred Bester
(Author)
Alfred Bester
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Died: 1987
 30 
Franz Oppenheimer
(Sociologist)
Franz Oppenheimer
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Birthdate: March 30, 1864
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1943
 31 
Hans-Joachim Marseille
(German Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot and Flying Ace During World War Ii)
Hans-Joachim Marseille
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1942

Remembered for his aerial battles during the North African Campaign, Hans-Joachim Marseille was a German Luftwaffe fighter pilot and a flying ace, who claimed a total of 158 victories, out of which 151 victories were against the British Commonwealth's Desert Air Force. Nicknamed Star of Africa, he is also credited with shooting down seventeen Allied fighters in a single day.

 32 
Frances Lear
(American Activist, Writer, Editor, and Magazine Publisher)
Frances Lear
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Birthdate: July 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hudson, New York, United States
Died: 1996

Frances Lear was an American activist, writer, editor, and magazine publisher. She is best remembered as an activist for the civil rights, women's movement, and mental health. She is also remembered for founding Lear's, a monthly women's magazine targeting women over 50. In 1989, Frances Lear was named Advertising Age Editor of the Year.

 33 
Frederic Bartlett
(Teacher, Psychologist, University teacher)
Frederic Bartlett
1
Birthdate: October 20, 1886
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stow-on-the-Wold
Died: 1969
 34 
John Billington
(One of The Signers of 'The Mayflower Compact')
John Billington
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1580 AD
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England
Died: 1630

John Billington was an Englishman best remembered for his voyage to the New World on the famous Mayflower. He was one of the co-creators and signers of the Mayflower Compact. John Billington murdered another white settler named John Newcomen. He was tried by a jury in September 1630 and executed at the age of 40.

 35 
Francis Borgia
(Spanish Jesuit Priest Who Helped Establish the 'Gregorian University' in Rome)
Francis Borgia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 28, 1510
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gandia, Spain
Died: 1572

Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía was a Spanish Jesuit priest. He helped establish the Gregorian University in Rome and a dozen colleges in Spain. Despite being an inlfuential person, Francis led a simple life and was acclaimed as a saint in his own lifetime. Francis Borgia was canonized by Pope Clement X on 20 June 1670.

 36 
Gaspar Henaine
(Comedian, Actor)
Gaspar Henaine
1
Birthdate: January 6, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chignahuapan, Puebla, Mexico
Died: 2011
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 37 
Leofric, Earl of Mercia
(Earl of Mercia)
Leofric, Earl of Mercia
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 14, 0968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: -
Died: 1057
 38 
Tianqi Emperor
(Emperor)
Tianqi Emperor
1
Birthdate: December 23, 1605
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: China
Died: 1627
 39 
Vladimir Voevodsky
(Mathematician)
Vladimir Voevodsky
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 2017
 40 
Barry Commoner
(American Cellular Biologist and Ecologist Who's Research Led to the 'Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963')
Barry Commoner
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 28, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2012

Barry Commoner was a cellular biologist. A leading ecologist of his era, he was one of the founders of the modern environmental movement. He opposed nuclear weapons testing and helped bring about the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963. He was a recipient of the 1970 International Humanist Award. As a political activist, he founded the Citizens Party in 1980.  

 41 
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke
(Writer)
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 3, 1554
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beauchamp Court, England
Died: 1628
 42 
Helen MacInnes
(Author)
Helen MacInnes
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland,United Kingdom
Died: 1985
 43 
Jerrie Mock
(Aviator)
Jerrie Mock
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 22, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newark, Ohio, United States
Died: 2014
 44 
Eduard Polón
(Finnish Business Leader and Founder of the 'Nokia' Group)
Eduard Polón
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 16, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nastola, Finland
Died: 1930

Eduard Polón was a Finnish business leader best remembered for founding the Nokia group. He was responsible for launching a rubber industry in Finland and is credited with founding the Finnish Rubber Company. Eduard Polón is also credited with designing and introducing a modern cable and timber market in the country.

 45 
Turhan Bey
(Austrian Actor)
Turhan Bey
1
Birthdate: March 30, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2012

Turhan Bey was an Austrian-born actor of mixed ethnicity who was active in Hollywood for several years in the 1940s. Since he was part Turkish, he was dubbed "The Turkish Delight" by his fans. Born in Vienna, he moved to USA during the Nazi invasion. He studied acting and built a successful career in Hollywood. 

 46 
F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead
(British Conservative Politician and Secretary of State for India)
F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 12, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
Died: 1930

F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead was a British barrister and Conservative politician who was appointed as the Lord Chancellor in the early 20th century. A skilled orator, Smith is best remembered as one of Winston Churchill's greatest political friends. F. E. Smith died at the age of 58 due to pneumonia.

 47 
Moneta Sleet Jr.
(Photographer)
Moneta Sleet Jr.
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: February 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1996
 48 
Marcello Malpighi
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 10, 1628
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Crevalcore
Died: 1694

Marcello Malpighi was forced to take up grammatical studies by his father but later earned doctorates in philosophy and medicine. Malpighi revolutionized medical science by discovering things such as taste buds, red blood cells, and the pulmonary and capillary network connecting veins and arteries. Many physiological features bear his name.

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Michel Leiris
(Writer)
Michel Leiris
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: 16th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, France
Died: 1990
 50 
George Frisbie Hoar
(Politician)
George Frisbie Hoar
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 29, 1826
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1904