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September 23rd

138 Notable deaths

Sigmund Freud

Austrian neurologist known as the founding father of psychoanalysis.

Born May 6th, 1856 in Příbor. [ref]

Died September 23rd, 1939 at 83 years old in London (laryngeal cancer). [ref]

Bob Fosse

American actor, dancer, choreographer and director (1927-1987).

Born June 23rd, 1927 in Chicago. [ref]

Died September 23rd, 1987 at 60 years old in George Washington University Hospital (myocardial infarction).

Silk Smitha

Actress (1960-1996).

Born December 2nd, 1960 in Eluru.

Died September 23rd, 1996 at 35 years old in Chennai (hanging).

Pablo Neruda

Chilean poet and politician (1904–1973).

Born July 12th, 1904 in Parral. [ref]

Died September 23rd, 1973 at 69 years old in Santiago (prostate cancer). [ref]

Louise Fletcher

American actress (1934–2022).

Born July 22nd, 1934 in Birmingham. [ref]

Died September 23rd, 2022 at 88 years old in Montdurausse. [ref]

Gale Sayers

American professional football player (1943-2020).

Born May 30th, 1943 in Wichita.

Died September 23rd, 2020 at 77 years old in Wakarusa. [ref]

Charles Bradley

American funk/soul/r&b singer.

Born November 5th, 1948 in Gainesville. [ref]

Died September 23rd, 2017 at 68 years old in Brooklyn (stomach cancer). [ref]

Cliff Arquette

American actor comedian, actor, pianist, composer and songwriter (1905-1974).

Born December 27th, 1905 in Toledo.

Died September 23rd, 1974 at 68 years old in Burbank (stroke).

Charles K. Kao

Hong kong-british-american physicist.

Born November 4th, 1933 in Shanghai.

Died September 23rd, 2018 at 84 years old in Sha Tin (Alzheimer's disease).

Chief Dan George

Chief of the tsleil-waututh nation (1899-1981).

Born July 24th, 1899 in Vancouver. [ref]

Died September 23rd, 1981 at 82 years old in Vancouver. [ref]

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