Died On September 4th

Discover the most famous people who died on September 4. The list includes people like Steve Irwin, Joan Rivers, Edvard Grieg, Albert Schweitzer, Hans Eysenck. Famous personalities featured on this list, include philosophers, actors, lawyers and tv anchors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & Germany and many more countries.
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Steve Irwin
(Television Celebrity & Wildlife Conservationist Who Died After Getting Stung by a Stingray Barb)
Steve Irwin
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Birthdate: February 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: 2006

Australian Steve Irwin was a world famous, high-spirited, lively host of The Crocodile Hunter television series. A conservationist, he was also part of other shows and documentaries on wildlife and environment. He was known for close encounters with some of the most dangerous and endangered animals in various jungles. He died after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

 2 
Hervé Villechaize
(Best Known for His Role in the James Bond Film 'The Man with the Golden Gun')
Hervé Villechaize
11
Birthdate: April 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1993

French-American actor Hervé Villechaize is best remembered for playing the evil henchman in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. Born with dwarfism, he was bullied at school for his condition. After initially working as an artist, painter and photographer, he ventured into acting. He was popular and much loved by the audience.

 3 
Joan Rivers
(Comedian and the First Woman to Host a Late Night TV Talk Show 'The Late Show')
Joan Rivers
26
Birthdate: June 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2014

Famous for her controversial comedic persona, Joan Rivers was a television host and comedian. She broke stereotypes by hosting a late-night television talk show titled The Late Show with Joan Rivers, becoming the first woman to do so. Also an author, Rivers wrote 12 best-selling books. In 2017, she was posthumously inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame

 4 
Albert Schweitzer
(Physician and Founder of the “Albert Schweitzer Hospital” in Lambaréné,)
Albert Schweitzer
18
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 14, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France
Died: 1965

Albert Schweitzer was an Alsatian polymath who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 for his philosophical work, Reverence for Life. He is credited with founding the Albert Schweitzer Hospital, which was a direct result of his philosophical expression. Schweitzer is also credited with influencing the Organ reform movement, which began in the mid-20th-century.

 5 
Edvard Grieg
(One of the Main Composers of the Romantic Era)
Edvard Grieg
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 15, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
Died: 1907
Regarded as Norway’s Shakespeare, musical legend Edvard Grieg learned the piano from his mother. The Scottish claim he was their own, as Grieg’s Scottish grandfather had migrated to Norway. Grieg was known for his compositions such as the Piano Concerto and for infusing Norwegian folk elements into his music.
 6 
Irene Dunne
(One of the Greatest Actresses of Golden Age of Hollywood)
Irene Dunne
6
Birthdate: December 20, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1990

Irene Dunne was a prominent actor of the Golden Age of Hollywood. She is best known for her comedy roles and was nominated for the Academy Award five times. Some of her best-known films were Theodora Goes Wild and I Remember Mama. A devout Catholic, she received the papal knighthood.

 7 
The French Angel
(French Professional Wrestler)
The French Angel
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ural Mountains, Russia
Died: 1954

Maurice Tillet was a Russian professional wrestler. A two-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion, Tillet was a very successful and popular wrestler at that time. He even appeared as The Swedish Angel in the 1949 American fantasy film Mighty Joe Young. Maurice Tillet was posthumously inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012.

 8 
Willard Scott
(American Weather Presenter Known for His Self-Deprecating Humor & Cheerful Personality)
Willard Scott
1
Birthdate: March 7, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 9 
Bill Daily
(Actor)
Bill Daily
2
Birthdate: August 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
Christopher Lawford
(Member of the 'Kennedy Family' and a Well-Known Author, Activist, and Actor)
Christopher Lawford
1
Birthdate: March 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: 2018

Born to actor Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy Lawford, President John F. Kennedy's sister, Christopher Lawford grew up to be an actor and an activist. He was also a qualified lawyer. He related his struggle with addiction in his book Symptoms of Withdrawal and also taught psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

 11 
Dottie West
(Singer-Songwriter)
Dottie West
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 11, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Smithville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1991
 12 
Hank Greenberg
(Baseball player)
Hank Greenberg
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York, United States
Died: 1986
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 13 
Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf
(Won a People Magazine Online Poll Asking the Public to Vote for the Most Beautiful Person in the World)
Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2001

Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf was an American entertainer who achieved popularity by appearing on The Howard Stern Show as part of the show's Wack Pack. He gained national attention in 1998 when he won an online poll conducted by People magazine to determine the Most Beautiful People as part of the run-up promotion for People's 50 Most Beautiful People issue.

 14 
Georges Simenon
(One of the Most Widely Published Authors of the 20th Century)
Georges Simenon
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Died: 1989

Georges Simenon was a Belgian writer who published nearly 500 novels during his illustrious career that spanned several years. Simenon is credited with creating one of the most popular fictional detectives of all time, Jules Maigret. A self-proclaimed Casanova, Simenon claimed in 1977 to have had sex with 10,000 women since his 13th birthday.

 15 
Gustavo Cerati
(One of the Most Important and Influential Figures of Ibero-American Rock)
Gustavo Cerati
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina
Died: 2014

Gustavo Cerati was one of the finest South American singers and one of the pioneers of Ibero-American rock. He headed the popular pop-rock trio Soda Stereo and later also penned lyrics and recorded for artists such as Shakira. He died at age 55, after a stroke and a 4-year coma.

 16 
Creighton Abrams
(Military General)
Creighton Abrams
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1974
 17 
Lee Roy Selmon
(American football player)
Lee Roy Selmon
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Eufaula, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2011
 18 
Hans Eysenck
(British Psychologist Known for His Work on Intelligence and Personality)
Hans Eysenck
3
Birthdate: March 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1997

Born to German actor parents who divorced when he was 2, psychologist Hans Eysenck was raised by his grandmother till he went to England at 18. He is best remembered for his theories on personality and intelligence. His claim that genetic factors decide racial differences in intelligence was criticized.

 19 
Charlie Barnet
(Saxophonist)
Charlie Barnet
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 26, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1991
 20 
Richard Marquand
(British Film and Television Director)
Richard Marquand
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Birthdate: September 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Died: 1987
 21 
Giacinto Facchetti
(Italian Footballer Who Played as a Left-Back)
Giacinto Facchetti
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Treviglio, Bergamo, Italy
Died: 2006
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 22 
Lloyd Cadena
(Filipino YouTuber, Author, and Radio Personality)
Lloyd Cadena
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: September 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Parañaque, Philippines
Died: 2020
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 23 
E. F. Schumacher
(Economist, Philosopher, Statistician)
E. F. Schumacher
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Birthdate: August 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bonn
Died: 1977

German-born British economist E. F. Schumacher was one of the significant figures behind the formation of Britain’s post-World War II welfare state plans. His ground-breaking book Small Is Beautiful explained how capitalism was detrimental to culture. He also developed the concept of intermediate technology.

 24 
The French Angel
(French Professional Wrestler Who Was Twice World Heavyweight Champion)
The French Angel
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ural Mountains, Russia
Died: 1954
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 25 
Leopoldine Hugo
(Victor Hugo's Daughter)
Leopoldine Hugo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1824
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1843
 26 
Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
(Millionaire, Equestrian)
Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 14, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1925
 27 
Keith Waterhouse
(British Novelist and Newspaper Columnist)
Keith Waterhouse
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 6, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hunslet, Leeds, England
Died: 2009

English novelist and playwright, Keith Spencer Waterhouse is noted for his ability to create comedies even out of unpleasant situations. Leaving school at fifteen, he eventually became a columnist in established London papers like Punch and Daily Mirror. He earned international fame with his second novel, Billy Liar. He is also known for his campaigning against color bar and  against decline in the standards of modern English.

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Joey Giardello
(Boxer)
Joey Giardello
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2008
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 29 
Annie Cordy
(Belgian Actress & Singer)
Annie Cordy
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Birthdate: June 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Laeken, Belgium
Died: 2020

Belgian singer-actor Annie Cordy, best known for films such as Le Chat and Cigarettes, Whiskey and Wild Women, had also voiced Grandmother Willow in the French version of Pocahontas. She had appeared in countless plays, too, and soared to fame with the chartbusting track La Ballade de Davy Crockett.

 30 
Robert Schuman
(Politician)
Robert Schuman
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 29, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Clausen, Luxembourg
Died: 1963
 31 
Colin Thiele
(Author)
Colin Thiele
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eudunda, Australia
Died: 2006
 32 
Gastone Moschin
(Italian Actor Known for His Role of 'Rambaldo Melandri' in the ‘Amici miei’ Film Series)
Gastone Moschin
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Birthdate: June 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Giovanni Lupatoto, Italy
Died: 2017

Italian actor Gastone Moschin featured in notable films like The Birds, the Bees and the Italians that won him Nastro d'Argento Award for Best Supporting Actor; and The Godfather Part II. He is however best-remembered for playing Rambaldo Melandri in the Amici miei film series, the third film of which also earned him Nastro d'Argento Award for Best Supporting Actor.

 33 
Richard Neville
(Writer)
Richard Neville
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: 2016
 34 
Erich Fellgiebel
(Soldier)
Erich Fellgiebel
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 4, 1886
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Popowice
Died: 1944
 35 
Walter Kaufmann
(Philosopher)
Walter Kaufmann
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Birthdate: July 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Died: 1980
 36 
Henri de Lubac
(Priest)
Henri de Lubac
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 20, 1896
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambrai, France
Died: 1991
 37 
Aldo Rossi
(Architect)
Aldo Rossi
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: May 3, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 1997
 38 
John van Dreelen
(Actor)
John van Dreelen
0
Birthdate: May 5, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: 1992
 39 
Louis Adamic
(Slovene-American Writer Known for Writing About and Advocating for Ethnic Diversity of the United States)
Louis Adamic
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 23, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Praproče pri Grosupljem, Slovenia
Died: 1951

Born in present-day Slovenia, author and journalist Louis Adamic moved to the US as a teenager. His books often spoke about the immigrant community in the US. Known for his works such as Laughing in the Jungle and The House in Antigua, he also traveled to Yugoslavia on a Guggenheim fellowship.

 40 
Maurice Sand
(Writer)
Maurice Sand
0
Birthdate: June 30, 1823
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1889
 41 
Ştefan Odobleja
(Romanian Physician Who is Considered to be One of the Precursors of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence)
Ştefan Odobleja
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 13, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Romania
Died: 1978

Ştefan Odobleja was a Romanian scientist and physician. Widely regarded in Romania as one of the forerunners of artificial intelligence and cybernetics, Ştefan Odobleja is best remembered for his book Psychologie consonantiste, which talks about the notion of feedback in psychology. This book was published 10 years before Norbert Wiener's groundbreaking book, Cybernetics.

 42 
Henry Billings Brown
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Henry Billings Brown
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 2, 1836
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lee, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1913
 43 
Lil JoJo
(Hip-Hop Artist)
Lil JoJo
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 44 
James Wyatt
(Architect)
James Wyatt
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 3, 1746
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Weeford, Staffordshire, England
Died: 1813
 45 
Siân Busby
(Writer)
Siân Busby
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2012
 46 
Jean Rostand
(French Biologist, Philosopher, and Historian of Science)
Jean Rostand
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 30, 1894
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1977

Jean Rostand was a French biologist, philosopher, and historian of science. He achieved popularity for his work as an activist, philosopher, and science writer. Jean Rostand's scientific work covered a wide range of biological fields like teratogeny, parthenogenesis, and amphibian embryology. His work in biology earned him the Henry de Parville Prize and the Binoux Prize.

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Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester
(Politician)
Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 24, 1532
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: 1588
 48 
Patrick Joseph Hayes
(Cardinal)
Patrick Joseph Hayes
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 20, 1867
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1938
 49 
Inge Scholl
(German Writer and Peace Activist)
Inge Scholl
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 11, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ingersheim, Germany
Died: 1998

Inge Scholl was a German writer and peace activist. The elder sister of Sophie and Hans Scholl, who were executed by the Nazis for their association with the intellectual resistance group White Rose, Inge Scholl survived the war and published a book about the White Rose in 1952. Titled Die Weiße Rose, the book has been translated into many languages.

 50 
Tunch Ilkin
(Football player and sports broadcaster.)
Tunch Ilkin
0
Birthdate: September 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: 2021
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)