Died On September 5th

Discover the most famous people who died on September 5. The list includes people like Mother Teresa, Neerja Bhanot, Auguste Comte, Rudolf Virchow, Ludwig Boltzmann. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, actors and military leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, France & India and many more countries.
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Mother Teresa
(Roman Catholic Nun, Founder and Active Member of the ‘Missionaries of Charity’)
Mother Teresa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
Died: 1997

An Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and a missionary, Mother Teresa was the founder of Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation. She was both an admired and controversial figure and was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. While she was admired by many for her charitable work, she also earned criticism for her stance against abortion and contraception.

 2 
Crazy Horse
(Military Leader, Folk Hero)
Crazy Horse
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota
Died: 1877

Nineteenth-century Lakota war lord Crazy Horse, of the Oglala subtribe, is remembered as a legendary hero who fought against white encroachment of Native American territories. He was part of the Black Hills War and the Battle of the Little Bighorn. He died fighting at Camp Robinson, in modern-day Nebraska.

 3 
Auguste Comte
(French Philosopher and Founder of Sociology and Positivism )
Auguste Comte
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Birthdate: January 19, 1798
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: 1857
Known as the pioneer of sociology and positivism, philosopher Auguste Comte had an elite schooling at the prestigious École Polytechnique. Though infamous for being egocentric, he was known for his dedication to society and social upliftment. He authored The Positive Philosophy and was influenced by Henri de Saint-Simon.
 4 
Douglas Bader
(Royal Air Force Flying Ace During the Second World War)
Douglas Bader
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 21, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1982

Sir Douglas Bader was a RAF pilot during World War II. Although he lost both his legs in an aerobatics accident in 1931, he recovered and rejoined the RAF. Following the war, he joined the oil industry. The film and book Reach for the Sky details his life.

 5 
Rudolf Virchow
(The Father of Modern Pathology' & the Founder of 'Social Medicine')
Rudolf Virchow
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Birthdate: October 13, 1821
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Swidwin, Poland
Died: 1902

Rudolf Virchow was a German physician, pathologist, anthropologist, biologist, prehistorian, editor, writer, and politician. Nicknamed the Pope of medicine by his colleagues, Virchow is credited with founding the field of social medicine. He is also widely regarded as the father of modern pathology.  Rudolf Virchow was the first person to name diseases, such as thrombosis, leukemia, ochronosis, embolism, and chordoma.

 6 
Hugh O'Brian
(American actor)
Hugh O'Brian
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Birthdate: April 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 7 
Ludwig Boltzmann
(Physicist)
Ludwig Boltzmann
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 20, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 1906

Austrian physicist and philosopher, Ludwig Boltzmann, played a key role in the development of statistical mechanics. As a young man, he was appointed a professor of mathematical physics at the University of Graz. He worked extensively with other physicists over the course of his brilliant academic career. He suffered from bipolar disorder and died by suicide in 1906. 

 8 
Simone Battle
(Actor, Singer, Television actor)
Simone Battle
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: 2014
 9 
Georg Solti
(Hungarian-British Orchestral and Operatic Conductor Who has appeared With Opera Companies in Munich, Frankfurt and London)
Georg Solti
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1997

Georg Solti was an operatic and orchestral conductor. He is best remembered for his association with opera companies in London, Frankfurt, and Munich. He also worked with the popular Chicago Symphony Orchestra where he served as a music director for a long time. Solti became the subject of a 1987 biographical TV documentary titled This Is Your Life.

 10 
Jochen Rindt
(German-Born Austrian Racer Who Became the First Posthumous F-1 Champion)
Jochen Rindt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: 1970

Though born in Germany, racer Jochen Rindt competed for Austria throughout his illustrious career, which saw him score 6 Grand Prix wins. At 28, he was killed in a practice race for the Italian Grand Prix. He later became the only racer to be posthumously named the F-1 World Champion.

 11 
Allen Funt
(Television Host)
Allen Funt
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Birthdate: September 16, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: 1999
 12 
Leo Penn
(Actor)
Leo Penn
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Birthdate: August 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Gauri Lankesh
(Activist, Journalist)
Gauri Lankesh
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Birthdate: January 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Died: 2017

The daughter of Kannada poet P. Lankesh, Gauri Lankesh began her career as a journalist for The Times of India. She also worked as an editor of Lankesh Patrike. Later, she was known for her firebrand left-wing activism against Hindutva and was eventually shot dead by three men near her Bengaluru home.

 14 
Joe South
(Singer)
Joe South
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: 2012
 15 
Quinn Martin
(Television Producer)
Quinn Martin
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Birthdate: May 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1987
 16 
Paul Bern
(American Film Director, Screenwriter, and Producer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
Paul Bern
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Birthdate: December 3, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wandsbek, Germany
Died: 1932

Filmmaker and producer Paul Bern was the man behind the launch of American sex symbol Jean Harlow. He, unfortunately, died of a gunshot wound only 2 months after his marriage to Bern, which gave rise to numerous theories, one of them being suicide. The handwritten suicide not found was not conclusive.

 17 
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
(Activist)
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 7, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.
Died: 1964
 18 
Neerja Bhanot
(Air Hostess for Hijacked Pan Am Flight 73)
Neerja Bhanot
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chandigarh, India
Died: 1986

Neerja Bhanot was an Indian purser and model who died at the age of 22 while trying to save passengers on an airplane that had been hijacked by terrorists. She was posthumously honored with the Ashok Chakra Award, India's highest peacetime gallantry, becoming the youngest recipient of the honor. Her life inspired the 2016 biographical thriller film, Neerja.

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Holger Czukay
(German musician)
Holger Czukay
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Free City of Danzig
Died: 2017
 20 
Arthur MacArthur Jr.
(General)
Arthur MacArthur Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1845
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1912
 21 
Yossef Romano
(Former Israeli Weightlifter Who was Killed in the 1972 Munich Massacre)
Yossef Romano
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Benghazi, Libya
Died: 1972

Yossef Romano was an Israeli weightlifter who competed in the 1972 Munich Oympics in West Germany. An Israeli weight-lifting champion for nine years, Romano was among the 11 Israeli team members who were killed in the 1972 Munich massacre, an attack by a terrorist group named Black September. Romano was 32 years old at the time of his death.

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George Stoneman
(Officer, Politician)
George Stoneman
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 8, 1822
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Busti
Died: 1894
 23 
Adam Malik
(Former Vice President of Indonesia)
Adam Malik
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pematangsiantar
Died: 1984

Former Indonesian vice-president and UN general assembly president Adam Malik was initially a journalist. He had launched the news agency Antara. Part of the youth group that kidnapped leaders Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta to snatch Indonesian independence, he later restored relations with other South Asian countries as a foreign minister.

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Camille Doncieux
(French Painter, Model and First Wife of Painter Claude Monet)
Camille Doncieux
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Birthdate: January 15, 1847
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: 1879
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Setsuko Hara
(Actress)
Setsuko Hara
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Birthdate: June 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan
Died: 2015
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Emperor Ming of Han
(Prince)
Emperor Ming of Han
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Birthdate: June 15, 0028
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Luoyang, China
Died: 0075
 27 
Eddie Little Sky
(Actor)
Eddie Little Sky
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Died: 1997
 28 
Anne of Kiev
(Queen)
Anne of Kiev
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1030 AD
Birthplace: Kievan Rus'
Died: 1075

The third wife of King Henry I of France, Queen Anne of Keiv ruled France as a coregent of their minor son King Philip I until her controversial second marriage to Count Ralph IV of Valois. Also the founder of Abbey of St. Vincent, Senlis, she signed royal charters in Cyrillic, one of which is held in French National Library.

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Vann Nath
(Painter)
Vann Nath
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Birthdate: January 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Battambang Province, Cambodia
Died: 2011
 30 
Georg Ots
(Singer)
Georg Ots
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1975
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Shoya Tomizawa
(Motorcycle racer)
Shoya Tomizawa
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Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Asahi
Died: 2010
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Karl Harrer
(Journalist)
Karl Harrer
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Birthdate: October 8, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beilngries, Germany
Died: 1926
 33 
Bartolina Sisa
(Revolutionary, Indigenous people)
Bartolina Sisa
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1750 AD
Birthplace: Corregimiento de La Paz
Died: 1782
 34 
D. James Kennedy
(Pastor)
D. James Kennedy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States
Died: 2007

D. James Kennedy was a pastor, evangelist, broadcaster, and author. He was the senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale for almost five decades. In the 1970s, he started a weekly religious television program The Coral Ridge Hour, which was aired in 200 countries. He was also a founding member of the board of Moral Majority. 

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Nicolaas Bloembergen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dordrecht, Netherlands
Died: 2017
 36 
Rochus Misch
(Hitler's Bodyguard)
Rochus Misch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stare Siołkowice, Poland
Died: 2013

Rochus Misch was a German sergeant in the LSSAH. After suffering serious injuries during the Second World War, Misch served in the Führer Escort Command as a telephone operator, courier, and bodyguard for Adolf Hitler. His death in September 2013 attracted the attention of the media as he was the last surviving former inhabitant of the Führerbunker.

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Ildaura Murillo-Rohde
(Nurse)
Ildaura Murillo-Rohde
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Panama
Died: 2010
 38 
Fritz Leiber
(Author)
Fritz Leiber
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 24, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1992
 39 
Justin Wilson
(Former Chef Who Entertained Audiences With His Homespun Tales of Cajun Cooking)
Justin Wilson
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: April 24, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roseland, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2001
 40 
Lewis Nkosi
(South African Novelist, Essayist and Poet)
Lewis Nkosi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Died: 2010

South African writer Lewis Nkosi had initially been a journalist for the Zulu-English paper Ilanga lase Natal. After receiving a scholarship to Harvard, he was exiled from his country by the Suppression of Communism Act. His critical essays appeared in Home and Exile, and his themes included politics and sexuality.

 41 
Boardman Robinson
(Caricaturist and painter)
Boardman Robinson
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Birthdate: September 6, 1876
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Somerset, Canada
Died: 1952
 42 
Aspazija
(Poet)
Aspazija
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 16, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zaļenieki parish, Latvia
Died: 1943
 43 
Jiri Menzel
(Director)
Jiri Menzel
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Birthdate: February 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 2020
 44 
Constance, Duchess of Brittany
(Queen)
Constance, Duchess of Brittany
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Birthdate: June 12, 1161
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brittany, France
Died: 1201
 45 
Robert Farrar Capon
(Priest)
Robert Farrar Capon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 26, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2013
 46 
Charles Péguy
(French Poet, Editor, and Essayist)
Charles Péguy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 7, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Orléans, France
Died: 1914
 47 
Richard C. Tolman
(American Physical Chemist and Mathematical Physicist Who Made Immense Contribution to Statistical Mechanics)
Richard C. Tolman
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: West Newton, Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1948

Richard C. Tolman was an American physical chemist and mathematical physicist. He is best remembered for making immense contributions to statistical mechanics. Tolman also made significant contributions to theoretical cosmology. Richard C. Tolman is also remembered for his association with the California Institute of Technology, where he worked as a professor of mathematical physics and physical chemistry.

 48 
Pan Tianshou
(Chinese Art Educator and Painter)
Pan Tianshou
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Birthdate: March 14, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ninghai County, Ningbo, China
Died: 1971
 49 
Gert Fröbe
(German Actor Known for His Negative Role 'Auric Goldfinger' in the James Bond Film 'Goldfinger')
Gert Fröbe
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Birthdate: February 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oberplanitz, Zwickau, Germany
Died: 1988

German actor Gert Fröbe is best remembered as Auric Goldfinger from the James Bond film Goldfinger and as Baron Bomburst from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He initially gained fame with German films such as Berliner Ballade. He was also part of the Canadian-German series The Little Vampire.

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Charles Percier
(Architect)
Charles Percier
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 22, 1764
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1838

Charles Percier introduced what is now known as the Empire style of interior decoration, along with Pierre Fontaine, whom he met while studying architecture in Paris. The Prix de Rome winner often blended Greco-Roman and Egyptian styles of architecture and co-designed much of the Louvre and the Tuileries Palace.