Famous Deaths on 20th April

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1164 - Victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies
1176 - Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130)
1314 - Clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies
1317 - Agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies
1521 - Zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491)
1534 - Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies
1558 - Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b. 1485)
1632 - Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake
1643 - Christoph Demantius, composer, dies at 75
1662 - Gerard Terborch, the elder, painter, dies
1695 - Georg Caspar Weckler, composer, dies at 63
1703 - Lancelot Addison, English royal chaplain (b. 1632)
1765 - Abigail Williams, American accuser in the Salem witch trials (b. 1674)
1768 - Giovanni AC Canaletto, Italian painter/cartoonist (Rialto), dies at 70
1769 - Pontiac, indian chief to Ottawa, murdered
1786 - John Goodricke, English deaf & dumb astronomer, dies at 21
1812 - George Clinton, 4th US VP, dies at 73 1st VP to, die in office
1820 - Arthur Young, author (Annals of Agriculture), dies
1821 - Franz K Achard, German physicist/chemist, dies at 67
1831 - John Abernethy, English surgeon (b. 1764)
1836 - Johan I Jozef, monarch of Liechtenstein/fieldmarshal, dies at 75
1839 - Giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies
1869 - Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe, composer, dies at 72
1869 - Piotr Studzinski, composer, dies at 42
1872 - Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja), dies at 62
1873 - William Tite, English architect (b. 1798)
1874 - Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (b. 1817)
1887 - Muhammad Sharif Pasha, Egyptian statesman (b. 1826)
1899 - Joseph Wolf, German artist (b. 1820)
1900 - Mebel Mercer, popular British singer, dies
1906 - Australian wombat; oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26
1908 - Henry Chadwick, sports reporter (baseball), dies at 85
Novelist Bram StokerNovelist Bram Stoker (1912) 1912 - Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/writer (Dracula), dies at 64
1918 - Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies
1932 - Giuseppe Peano, mathematician, dies
1935 - Juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter, dies at 92
1941 - Barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer, dies in Buchenwald at 49
1947 - Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76
1951 - Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)
1953 - Erich Weinert, writer, dies at 62
1956 - Jaap Vranken, organist/composer (Stabat mater), dies
1956 - Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music composer (Levensschets), dies at 78
1962 - Arthur Harmat, composer, dies at 76
1962 - Jesse G Vincent, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine, dies at 82
1964 - Eddie Dyer, baseball player (b. 1899)
1965 - Dick Wessel, dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday
1968 - Marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81
1971 - Cecil Parker, actor (Court Jester, Operation Snafu), dies at 73
1973 - Robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82
1974 - Mohammed Ayub Khan, premier/president (Pakistan), dies
1977 - Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80
1977 - Len Johnson, cricketer (one Test for Australia, 3-66 & 3-8), dies
1977 - Sepp Herberger, German football coach (b. 1897)
1979 - Peter Donald, host (Masquerade Party), dies at 60
1982 - Andrew Sandham, cricketer (325 Eng 1930, 879 runs in 14 Tests), dies
1982 - Archibald MacLeish, US, lawyer/writer (Conquistador), dies at 89
1982 - Mimi Boesnach, actress (Wedding of Kloris & Roses), dies at 82
1983 - Jerzy Andrezjewski, writer, dies
1984 - Mabel Mercer, English/US singer (Fly me to the moon), dies at 84
1984 - Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer (b. 1943)
1986 - Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist, journalist and writer (b. 1916)
1987 - Antony Tudor, dancer/choreographer (Amer Ballet Theater) dies at 78
1990 - Horst Sinderman, RDA 1st minister (1973-76), dies
1991 - Don[ald] Siegel, US director (Coogan's Bluff/Dirty Harry), dies at 78
1991 - Jumjaagiyn Tsedenbal, Mongolian politician, dies
1991 - Sean O'Faolain, [J Whelan], Irish writer (Nest of Simple), dies at 91
1991 - Steve Marriott, English guitarist (Small Faces), dies in a fire at 44
1991 - Yumzhagin Tsendenbal, PM of Mongolia (1952-74), dies
1992 - Benny Hill, comedian (Benny Hill Show), dies of a heart attack at 67
1992 - Johnny Shines, Delta blues singer/guitarist, dies at 76
1993 - Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Pepe), dies at 81
1994 - Jean Carmet, French actor (Merci la Vie, Le Sucre), dies at 72
1995 - Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavian politician (1945-54), dies
1995 - R E S Wyatt, cricketer (England capt 16 times), dies
1995 - Sunil Jayasinghe, Sri Lankan wicketkeeper (1979 World Cup), suicide
1995 - Tessie O'Shea, entertainer, dies at 81
1996 - Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, bBC Executive, dies at 88
1996 - Christopher Robin Milne, bookseller, dies at 75
1996 - Tran Van Tra, soldier, dies at 77
1999 - Victims and shooters of the Columbine High School massacre
1999 - Rick Rude, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
1999 - SeƱor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist and comedian (b. 1896)
2001 - Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1946)
2002 - Alan Dale, American singer (b. 1925)
2003 - Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress (b. 1908)
2003 - Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1976)
2003 - Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1911)
2005 - Fumio Niwa, Japanese novelist (b. 1904)
2005 - Zygfryd Blaut, Polish football player (b. 1943)
2006 - Anna Svidersky (b. 1988)
2007 - Andrew Hill, American jazz composer and pianist (b. 1931)
2007 - Michael Fu Tieshan, Chinese bishop (b. 1931).
2008 - VL Mike, American Rapper (b. 1976)
2008 - Monica Lovinescu, Romanian essayist, literary critic and journalist (b. 1923)
Civil Rights and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy HeightCivil Rights and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height (2010) 2010 - Dorothy Height, American civil rights activist (b. 1912)
2011 - Tim Hetherington, British-American photojournalist (b. 1970)
2011 - Chris Hondros, American photographer (b. 1970)
2013 - Howard Phillips, American politician, dies from dementia and Alzheimer's disease at 72
2013 - Nosher Powell, English actor and boxer, dies at 84
2014 - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison, dies of prostate cancer at 76

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