The following is a list of notable world figures who died on September 3rd.

  1. 1402 - Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan (b. 1351)
  2. 1420 - Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, regent of Scotland
  3. 1592 - Robert Greene, English writer (b. 1558)
  4. 1634 - Edward Coke, English colonial entrepreneur and jurist (b. 1552)
  5. 1653 - Claudius Salmasius, French classical scholar (b. 1588)
  6. 1658 - Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England (b. 1599)
  7. 1662 - William Lenthall, English politician (b. 1591)
  8. 1720 - Henri de Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat (b. 1648)
  9. 1729 - Jean Hardouin, French scholar (b. 1646)
  10. 1766 - Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (b. 1686)
  11. 1808 - John Montgomery, American Continental Congressman (b. 1722)
  12. 1857 - John McLoughlin, Canadian trapper (b. 1784)
  13. 1860 - Aleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (b. 1804)
  14. 1866 - Konstantin Flavitsky, Russian painter (b. 1830)
  15. 1883 - Ivan Turgenev, Russian author (b. 1818)
  16. 1893 - James Harrison, Scottish-born inventor (b. 1816)
  17. 1903 - Joseph Skipsey, British poet (b. 1832)
  18. 1914 - Albéric Magnard, French composer (b. 1865)
  19. 1948 - Edvard Beneš, President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1884)
  20. 1962 - E. E. Cummings, American poet (b. 1894)
  21. 1963 - Louis MacNeice, Irish poet (b. 1907)
  22. 1964 - Stewart Holbrook, American author (b. 1893)
  23. 1967 - James Dunn, American actor (b. 1905)
  24. 1970 - Vince Lombardi, American football coach (b. 1913)
  25. 1970 - Al "Blind Owl" Wilson, American musician (Canned Heat) (b. 1943)
  26. 1974 - Harry Partch, American composer (b. 1901)
  27. 1980 - Duncan Renaldo, American actor (b. 1904)
  28. 1981 - Alec Waugh, English writer (b. 1898)
  29. 1987 - Morton Feldman, American composer (b. 1926)
  30. 1991 - Frank Capra, American film director (b. 1897)
  31. 1994 - James T. Aubrey, American television executive (b. 1918)
  32. 1996 - Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Australian artist (b. 1910)
  33. 2001 - Pauline Kael, American film critic (b. 1919)
  34. 2001 - Thuy Trang, American actress (b. 1973)
  35. 2003 - Paul Jennings Hill, American anti-abortion murderer (b. 1954)
  36. 2005 - Richard S.R. Fitter, British ornithologist and botanist (b. 1913)
  37. 2005 - William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1924)