Died On September 9th

Discover the most famous people who died on September 9. The list includes people like Verghese Kurien, Mao Zedong, William the Conqueror, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Ahmad Shah Massoud. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, philosophers, artists and military leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, Denmark & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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William the Conqueror
(Former King of England (1066 - 1087))
William the Conqueror
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Birthdate: 1028 AD
Birthplace: Falaise, France
Died: 1087

William the Conqueror was the first Norman King of England who ruled from 1066 to 1087. William's conquest had a profound impact on England; his government merged elements of the Norman and English systems that laid the foundations of the medieval English kingdom. He is credited with building castles, mottes, and keeps, including the White Tower and Tower of London.

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Burgess Meredith
(One of the Most Accomplished Actors of the 20th Century)
Burgess Meredith
17
Birthdate: November 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 1997
Burgess Meredith is best remembered as The Penguin from Batman and as Mickey Goldmill from the Rocky franchise. The two-time Academy Award-nominated actor has also won many Emmy awards. He played memorable roles in The Day of the Locust and Tail Gunner Joe and narrated for Twilight Zone: The Movie.
 3 
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
(French Painter, Printmaker, and Illustrator, Known for His Work ‘At the Moulin Rouge’ and ‘La Toilette’)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
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Birthdate: November 24, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albi, France
Died: 1901
French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was one of the most significant figures of the Post-Impressionist period. He was also an illustrator and poster painter, who was known for his colorful depictions of cabaret from Paris's Moulin Rouge. His painting The Laundress sold for US$22.4 million at a 2005 Christie’s auction.
 4 
Ahmad Shah Massoud
(Afghan Political Leader and Guerilla Commander Who Served as Minister of Defense of Afghanistan from 1992 to 2001)
Ahmad Shah Massoud
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bazarak, Afghanistan
Died: 2001

Ahmad Shah Massoud was an Afghan military commander and politician. From 1979 to 1989, he played an important role in the Soviet-Afghan War, where he served as a powerful guerrilla commander. He was nicknamed Lion of Panjshir for his role in the war. Massoud was assassinated by Al-Qaeda in 2001. His death anniversary is observed as a national holiday in Afghanistan.

 5 
James Stacy
(American Film and Television Actor Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘Lancer’)
James Stacy
6
Birthdate: December 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2016

James Stacy was an American actor remembered for his portrayal of Johnny Madrid Lancer in the CBS Western series, Lancer. In 1973, he lost his left arm and leg when his motorcycle was hit by a drunk driver. He made a comeback in 1975, earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for playing a double-amputee veteran in the movie Just a Little Inconvenience.

 6 
Jack L Warner
(Canadian-American Film Executive and Founder of ‘Warner Brothers. Studios’)
Jack L Warner
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 2, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, Canada
Died: 1978

One of 12 children of Polish immigrants, Jack L Warner, along with three of his brothers, formed the iconic production house Warner Bros. Apart from producing the first talkie, The Jazz Singer, and iconic films such as Casablanca, they also launched the careers of the who’s who of Hollywood.

 7 
Mao Zedong
(Communist Leader of China)
Mao Zedong
113
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shaoshan, Xiangtan, China
Died: 1976

One of the most significant and controversial leaders of the 20th century, Mao Zedong was a communist revolutionary and the founding father of the People's Republic of China which he governed as the chairman of Chinese Communist Party. He is appreciated for numerous development work but is criticised for his authoritarian regime and policies which resulted in millions of deaths .

 8 
Larry Hovis
(Singer)
Larry Hovis
5
Birthdate: February 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wapato, Washington, United States
Died: 2003
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 9 
Edward Teller
(physicist)
Edward Teller
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 15, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 2003

Edward Teller was one of the famous "Martians,” or eminent Hungarian scientists who had migrated to the U.S. A prominent chemical engineer and nuclear physicist, he was part of the team that created the world’s first atomic bomb and also designed the first hydrogen bomb, or thermonuclear bomb.

 10 
Bill Monroe
(Singer-songwriter)
Bill Monroe
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rosine, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1996
 11 
Catfish Hunter
(Baseball player)
Catfish Hunter
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hertford, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
David Kenyon Webster
(Journalist, Writer)
David Kenyon Webster
1
Birthdate: June 2, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1961
 13 
Alan Minter
(Britih Professional Boxer and Olympic Bronze Medalist)
Alan Minter
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Penge, Bromley, London, England
Died: 2020

British boxer and middleweight world champion Alan Minter is best remembered for his bronze-winning performance at the 1972 Munich Olympics and his trademark southpaw move. His boxing career began with an undefeated stint of 11 matches. The boxing legend died at age 69 after a long battle with cancer.

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Verghese Kurien
(Social Entrepreneur)
Verghese Kurien
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Calicut, (Madras Presidency) (now Kozhikode, Kerala, India)
Died: 2012
 15 
Ananda Coomaraswamy
(Metaphysician, Historian and a Celebrated Philosopher of Indian art)
Ananda Coomaraswamy
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Birthdate: August 22, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Died: 1947

Ananda Coomaraswamy was a Ceylonese Tamil philosopher of Indian art, metaphysician, and pioneering historian. He is credited for being one of the earliest interpreters of Indian culture to the West. He is also held responsible for introducing ancient Indian art to the West. Apart from bridging the gap between East and West, Coomaraswamy's works also aimed at rehabilitating original Buddhism.

 16 
Rich Ashburn
(Baseball Player)
Rich Ashburn
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 19, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tilden, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1997
 17 
John Singleton Copley
(American Painter Known for His Work ‘Watson and the Shark’)
John Singleton Copley
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Birthdate: July 3, 1738
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1815
 18 
Warith Deen Mohammed
(Religious Figure)
Warith Deen Mohammed
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamtramck
Died: 2008
 19 
Stéphane Mallarmé
(French Symbolist Poet)
Stéphane Mallarmé
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 18, 1842
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1898

Stéphane Mallarmé was a French poet whose work inspired many artistic schools of the 20th century like Surrealism, Futurism, Dadaism, and Cubism. Over the years, his poetry has also served as an inspiration for many musical pieces, including Claude Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Mallarmé's work also influenced Man Ray's film, Les Mystères du Château de Dé.

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Ruth Roman
(Actress)
Ruth Roman
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Birthdate: December 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Jussi Björling
(Swedish Operatic Tenor Who was One of the Leading Opera Singers of the 20th Century)
Jussi Björling
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Borlänge, Sweden
Died: 1960

Swedish operatic tenor Jussi Björling was closely associated with New York’s Metropolitan Opera throughout his career. He was particularly known for his expertise in Italian and French repertory. After starting to sing at age 6, he made his opera debut with Mozart’s Don Giovanni in Stockholm.

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Jacques Lacan
(Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist)
Jacques Lacan
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Birthdate: April 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1981
French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist Jacques Lacan is remembered for his philosophical approach that explored Freudian concepts, to which he applied elements of structuralism and anthropology to create his own concepts. His controversial suggestions led to his expulsion from the International Psychoanalytic Association. One of his key concepts was “Return to Freud.”
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James IV of Scotland
(King of Scotland from 1488 to 1513)
James IV of Scotland
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Birthdate: March 17, 1473
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stirling, Scotland
Died: 1513

James IV of Scotland reigned as the king of Scotland from 1488 until his death in 1513. Although his reign ended at the Battle of Flodden, where he was defeated, James is widely considered the most successful monarch of Scotland from the House of Stewart

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Albert Spalding
(American Baseball Pitcher, Manager and Co-founder of 'A.G. Spalding' Sporting Goods Company)
Albert Spalding
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1849
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Illinois, United States
Died: 1915

Apart from being a baseball player, A. G. Spalding was also sports goods manufacturer who co-owned A.G. Spalding and Brothers. Named to the Baseball Hall of Fame, he also penned the annual Spalding’s Official Baseball Guide and the history of baseball named America’s National Game.

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Stand Watie
(General)
Stand Watie
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 12, 1806
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Calhoun, Georgia
Died: 1871
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
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Birthdate: 1525 AD
Birthplace: Breda or nearby, Duchy of Brabant, Habsburg Netherlands (modern-day Netherlands)
Died: 1569
Sixteenth-century Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder is remembered for his depiction of peasants through his paintings. His origins remain elusive, though most of his paintings carried his signature, which made it easy for researchers to trace the evolution of his art. Both his sons, too, became painters.
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Denny Miller
(Actor)
Denny Miller
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Died: 2014
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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John Howard Griffin
(Journalist)
John Howard Griffin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: 1980
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Edward Henry Harriman
(Railroad Executive)
Edward Henry Harriman
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 20, 1848
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hempstead, New York, United States
Died: 1909
 30 
Helen O'Connell
(Singer)
Helen O'Connell
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 23, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States
Died: 1993
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Lothair I
(King)
Lothair I
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Birthdate: 0795 AD
Birthplace: Aquitaine, France
Died: 0855
 32 
Robert Frank
(Photographer)
Robert Frank
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: November 9, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: 2019

Robert Frank was a Swiss documentary filmmaker and photographer best remembered for his photographic book The Americans which earned him comparisons with the likes of Tocqueville. An acclaimed photographer, Robert Frank won many prestigious awards, such as Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography in 1996 and the Edward MacDowell Medal in 2002.

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Gru
(Serbian Musician, Rapper, and DJ)
Gru
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dimitrovgrad, Serbia
Died: 2019

Gru was a Serbian musician, rapper, and DJ. He came into prominence in 1996 when his song Biću tu gained popularity in Eastern Europe. Nicknamed The Serbian Rap Machine, Gru is credited with creating Serbia's most commercially successful album, Gru 2. Apart from the Balkans, Gru also achieved immense popularity in other countries of Northern and Eastern Europe.

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Hugh MacDiarmid
(Scottish Poet, Essayist and Politician)
Hugh MacDiarmid
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Langholm, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Died: 1978

Christopher Murray Grieve, better known by his pseudonym, Hugh MacDiarmid, was one of the pillars of the 20th-century Scottish literary renaissance. Initially a journalist, he later focused on writing poetry, but rejected English and wrote in "synthetic Scots" instead. His best-known work remains A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle.

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Jules Grévy
(Former President of France)
Jules Grévy
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 15, 1807
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mont-sous-Vaudrey, France
Died: 1891

Son of a French army man, Jules Grévy was a lawyer before he joined politics. He later became the president of France and pushed for a strong legislature. He adopted moderate foreign policies and was against colonial expansion. He resigned in the wake of a corruption scandal involving his son-in-law.

 36 
Roger Fry
(Artist and art critic)
Roger Fry
1
Birthdate: December 14, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: 1934
 37 
Edward of Portugal
(King)
Edward of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 31, 1391
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Viseu, Portugal
Died: 1438
 38 
U Ottama
(Theravada Buddhist Monk, Author, and Freedom Fighter)
U Ottama
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 28, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sittwe, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: 1939

U Ottama was a Theravada Buddhist author and monk. He is best remembered for leading the independence movement in Burma during British colonial rule. U Ottama kept fighting for the freedom of his country despite being imprisoned on a number of occasions for his anti-colonialist political activities.

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Bent Larsen
(Chess player)
Bent Larsen
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Thisted, Denmark
Died: 2010
 40 
Henrietta Boggs
(Author)
Henrietta Boggs
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 6, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Spartanburg, South Carolina, U.S.
Died: 2020
 41 
Debsirindra
(Queen)
Debsirindra
1
Birthdate: July 17, 1834
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bangkok, Siam, Thailand
Died: 1861
 42 
Zinaida Nikolayevna Gippius
(Poet)
Zinaida Nikolayevna Gippius
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Birthdate: November 20, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belyov, Russia
Died: 1945
 43 
Augustin Pyramus de Candolle
(Swiss Botanist Who Established Scientific Structural Criteria for Determining Natural Relations Among Plant Genera)
Augustin Pyramus de Candolle
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 4, 1778
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: 1841

Swiss botanist Augustin Pyrame de Candolle excelled in literature and poetry in school but later focused on botany. He is remembered for establishing scientific standards and classification for plant genera. Known for his Théorie élémentaire de la botanique, he later lent his name to several plant species and genera.

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Benjamin Mazar
(Israeli Historian Known for Developing the Field of Historical Geography of 'Israel')
Benjamin Mazar
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Birthdate: June 28, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ciechanowiec, Poland
Died: 1995

Israeli Biblical archaeologist and historian Benjamin Mazar, considered "dean" of biblical archaeologists, is best-known for making excavations at Israel’s most significant biblical site, developing the field of historical geography of Israel and founding the campus of Hebrew University at Givat Ram and Hadassah Medical School and Hospital at Ein Karem. He also served as President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Paul Flory
(Chemist)
Paul Flory
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 19, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sterling, Illinois, United States
Died: 1985
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Ihara Saikaku
(Japanese Poet and Creator of the 'Floating World')
Ihara Saikaku
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1642 AD
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Died: 1693

Remembered for his contribution to the revival of the Japanese literature, Ihara Saikaku was possibly the most popular writer in the entire Tokugawa period. Beginning his career with haikai no renga, depicting contemporary chōnin life through them, he later started writing novels, creating floating world genre of literature; Life of an Amorous Man was his first work of this variety.

 47 
Julián Carrillo
(Mexican Composer, Conductor, Violinist and Music Theorist Famous for Developing a Theory of 'Microtonal Music')
Julián Carrillo
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 28, 1875
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ahualulco, Mexico
Died: 1965

Julián Carrillo was a Mexican composer, violinist, conductor, and music theorist. He is best remembered for creating a theory of microtonal music which he called The Thirteenth Sound. Early in his life, Julián Carrillo developed an interest in the study of the mathematical and physical basis of music, which later helped him in creating The Thirteenth Sound.

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Nouhak Phoumsavan
(President)
Nouhak Phoumsavan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 9, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mukdahan, Thailand
Died: 2008
 49 
Forrest
(Singer)
Forrest
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Died: 2013
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Yılmaz Güney
(Kurdish Director, Screenwriter, and Actor of Turkish Films)
Yılmaz Güney
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Birthdate: April 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yenice, Karataş, Turkey
Died: 1984

Legendary Kurdish director, screenwriter, and actor Yılmaz Güney was a veteran of the Turkish film industry. He received a Palme d'Or for co-directing and writing the movie Yol. Known as the Ugly King for his realistic portrayals, he was banned by the Turkish military junta in 1980 and thus escaped to France.