Famous Deaths on 16th April

Deaths 1 - 112 of 112

69 - Otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32)
744 - al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph
924 - Berengar of Friuli, King of Italy
1113 - Sviatopolk II of Kiev, Russian prince (b. 1050)
1118 - Adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily
1198 - Duke Frederick I of Austria
1446 - Filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies
1496 - David van Bourgondie, Bishop of Utrecht (1456-96), dies at about 69
1529 - Louis de Berquin, French humanist/reformer/heretic, burned at stake
1619 - Denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies
1645 - Tobias Hume, English composer
1687 - George Villiers 2nd duke of Buckingham, dies at 59
1689 - Aphra Behn, English dramatist (b. 1640)
1743 - Cornelis van Bijnkershoek, Dutch lawyer (Roman law), dies at 69
1756 - Jacques Cassini, Fr astronomer (Discover rings of Saturn), dies at 79
1760 - Laurence, 4th Earl Ferrers, executed for murder of his steward
1783 - Christian Mayer, Czech astronomer (b. 1719)
1788 - Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French naturalist (b. 1707)
1825 - John Henry Fuseli, painter/art writer (Tracks in the Snow), dies at 84
1828 - Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82
1846 - Domenico Dragonetti, composer, dies at 83
Wax Museum Creator Madame TussaudWax Museum Creator Madame Tussaud (1850) 1850 - Marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, maker of wax figures, dies at 88
1858 - Johann Baptist Cramer, Ger/Brit pianist/composer/publisher, dies at 87
1859 - Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian (b. 1805)
1860 - Carolina, duchess of Berry/daughter of crown prince of Naples, dies
1865 - Robert C Tyler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle
1870 - Anatoli O Demidov, Russian ruler of Donato/traveller, dies
1876 - Augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer, dies at 83
1879 - Bernadette, st/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers France
1881 - George William Martin, composer, dies at 56
1888 - Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (b. 1845)
1899 - Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (b 1875)
1904 - Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (b. 1888)
1904 - Samuel Smiles, Scottish writer and reformer (b. 1812)
1914 - George W Hill, US astronomer (moon orbit), dies at 76
1915 - Nelson W. Aldrich, American politician (b. 1841)
1916 - Tom Horan, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust, 471 runs, 11 wickets), dies
1920 - John Conrad Nordqvist, composer, dies at 80
1924 - Jack Board, cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies
1928 - Henry Birks, Canadian businessman, founder of Henri Birks and Sons (b. 1840)
1929 - Abraham van Stolk Jzn, art collector, dies at 57
1930 - José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894)
1938 - Bertram Wagstaff Mills, circus proprietor, dies
1938 - Steve Bloomer, English footballer (b. 1874)
1941 - Josiah Charles Stamp, 1st baron/statisician, dies
1946 - Arthur Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver and automobile designer (b. 1884)
1947 - Rudolf Höß, commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp (b. 1900)
1949 - Sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka, Indon communist, executed at 54
1951 - Emile Erens, Dutch hagiographer (Pastor of Ars), dies at 85
1955 - Abdullah Seif el-Islam, brother of Yemenite king Ahmed, beheaded
1958 - Rosalind Franklin, British chemist (b. 1920)
1959 - Charles Halton, dies at 83
1968 - Edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82
1968 - Fay Bainter, actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair), dies at 76
1970 - Richard Neutra, American architect (b. 1892)
1972 - Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72
1978 - Lucius D Clay, gen/gov US zone W-Germany (airlift), dies at 80
1981 - Eric Hollies, cricketer (13 Tests for England, 44 wickets), dies
1985 - Scott Brady, [Gerald Tierney], actor (Shotgun Slade), dies at 60
1988 - Abu Jihad, [Khalil al-Wazzir], PLO-leader, murdered
1988 - Clifford Roach, cricketer (16 Tests early in WI cricket history), dies
1988 - Jacques de Kadt, Dutch 2nd chamber member (soc-dem), dies at 90
1988 - Khalil al-Wazir, PLO milt commander, assassinated by Israeli commandos
1988 - Warde Donovan, dies at 72
1989 - Tawfieq Yusuf Awwaad, Lebanese writer, dies
1991 - David Lean, director (28 academy awards), dies of pneumonia at 83
1992 - Andy Russell, drummer/vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72
1992 - Frank Killmond, dies at 58
1992 - Neville Brand, American actor (Stalag 17), dies of emphysema at 71
1993 - John P W Meefout, sculptor (Laying wife), dies at 77
1994 - John McLiam, dies of Parkinson's disease at 75
1994 - Ralph Waldo Ellison, US writer (Invisible Man), dies at 80
1994 - Ron Vawter, US actor (Roy Cohn, Silence of the Lambs), dies at 45
1994 - Samuel Selvon, author, dies at 70
1995 - Arthur English, comedian, dies at 75
1995 - Cheyenne Brando, daughter of Marlon, commits suicide
1995 - Cyril Enfield, film Director, dies at 80
1995 - Stewart Myles MacPherson, broadcaster, dies at 86
1995 - Iqbal Masih, Pakistani child slave labourer, activist (b. 1982)
1996 - Lucille Bremer, dancer/actress (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 73
1996 - Madeleine Bourdouxhe, writer, dies at 89
1996 - Raymond Earl Hill, saxophonist, dies at 62
1996 - Stavros Spyros Niarchos, Greek shipowner, dies at 86
1997 - Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, media tycoon, dies at 66
1997 - Mae Boren Axton, song writer (Heartbreak Hotel), dies at 82
1997 - Michael Stroka, actor (Aristede-Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 57
1997 - Roland Topor, French illustrator (b. 1938)
1998 - Fred Davis, English snooker player (b. 1913)
1998 - Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician (b. 1920)
1999 - Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1946)
2001 - Alec Stock, English football manager (b. 1917)
2002 - Ruth Fertel, American restaurateur (b. 1927)
2002 - Robert Urich, American actor (b. 1946)
2003 - Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor, dies of multiple myeloma at 72
2003 - Graham Stuart Thomas, English author and garden designer (b. 1909)
2005 - Kay Walsh, British actress (b. 1911)
2005 - Kim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor (b. 1943)
2005 - Marla Ruzicka, American humanitarian worker and peace activist (b. 1976)
2006 - Francisco Adam, Portuguese actor and model (b. 1983)
2007 - Gaetan Duchesne, Canadian hockey player (b. 1962)
2007 - Maria Lenk, Brazilian swimmer and first Brazilian woman to compete in the Olympic Games (b. 1915)
2007 - Seung-Hui Cho, Korean American murderer (b. 1984), see List of victims of the Virginia Tech massacre
2007 - Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, American instructor of French (b. 1958)
2007 - Kevin Granata, American professor of Engineering (b. 1961)
2007 - Liviu Librescu, American Jewish-Romanian professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (b. 1930)
2007 - G. V. Loganathan, Indian American professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (b. 1954)
2007 - Frank Bateson, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1909)
2008 - Edward Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (b. 1917)
2008 - Joseph Solman, American painter
2010 - Rasim Delic, Bosnian military chief of staff and war criminal (b. 1949)
2012 - Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish shipping Magnate, dies at 98
2013 - Pat Summerall, American NFL player and sportscaster, dies from cardiac arrest at 82

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