Famous Deaths on 5th April

Deaths 1 - 122 of 122

582 - Eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople (c. 512)
828 - Nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies at about 77
1168 - Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (b. 1104)
1258 - Julian of Cornillon/Liege, Flemish visionary/saint, dies
1270 - Ramban Nachmanides, Talmudic scholar (Hiddushei Ha-Ramden), dies
1419 - Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1350)
1531 - Richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop
1605 - Adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513)
1617 - Alonso Lobo, Spanish composer (b. 1555)
1649 - John Winthrop, 1st governor Mass Bay Colony, dies at 61
1673 - Francois Caron, admiral/governor (Formosa), drowns at about 72
1676 - John Winthrop, the Younger, American politician (b. 1606)
1684 - William Brouncker, 2nd viscount/1st pres of Royal Society, dies
1693 - Anne M L of Orleans, duchess (Grande Mademoiselle), dies at 65
1695 - George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax, dies at 61
1697 - Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97), dies at 41
1712 - John Luyken, poet/etcher (species company), dies at 63
1717 - Jean Jouvenet, French painter (b. 1647)
1723 - J Fischer von Erlach, Austrian architect (Hofburg, Vienna), dies at 66
1732 - Johann Christian Schieferdecker, composer, dies at 52
1735 - William Derham, English minister and writer (b. 1657)
1735 - Samuel Wesley, English poet (b. 1662)
1765 - Edward Young, English poet (Love of Fame), dies at 81
1794 - Georges-Jacques Danton, French revolutionary leader, guillotined at 34
1811 - Robert Raikes, founder of Sunday Schools, dies
1820 - Henrik C Cras, lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii), dies at 81
1871 - Georg Andreas Henkel, composer, dies at 66
1878 - Wilhelm Speyer, composer, dies at 87
1884 - John Wisden, publisher/cricketer (prominent Sussex player), dies
1896 - John Rogers Thomas, composer, dies at 66
1900 - Comte de Villebois-Marevil, French/South African general, dies in battle
1907 - Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman philosphy in Neth), dies at 65
1908 - Gaetano Coronaro, composer, dies at 55
1918 - Paul Vidal de la Blanche, French geographer, dies at 73
1921 - Alphonsus J M Diepenbrock, Dutch composer (Missa), dies at 58
1922 - Charles F A Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice, dies at 85
1923 - George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier (b. 1866)
1928 - Jane Ellen Harrison, scholar/archaeologist, dies
1928 - Roy Kilner, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1924-26), dies at 38
1934 - Salvatore Di Giacomo, composer, dies at 74
1935 - Emil Mlynarski, composer, dies at 64
1939 - William Cooper, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1882-84), dies
1941 - Sir Nigel Gresley, Steam locomotive engineer (b. 1876)
1943 - Aleš Hrdlička, Czech anthropologist (b. 1869)
1944 - Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter), dies at 90
1944 - Willy Derby, [Dieben], singer (Hello Bandoeng), dies
1945 - Huldreich Georg Fruh, composer, dies at 41
1946 - Vincent Millie Youmans, US composer (Tea For Two), dies at 47
1951 - Edward Rigby, dies at 72
1952 - Henri Vandeputte, Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75
1952 - Charles Collett, GWR chief mechanical engineer (b. 1871)
1954 - Claude Delvincourt, composer, dies at 66
1958 - Jozef Brems, Flemish apostole vicar of Denmark, dies at 87
1960 - Alma Kruger, actor (Made For Each Other), dies at 88
1963 - Jacobus JP Old, architect/co-founder (The Style), dies at 73
1963 - Julius Harrison, composer, dies at 78
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur (1964) 1964 - Douglas MacArthur, US general (Pacific theater-WW II), dies at 84
1966 - Sven Fleuron, writer, dies at 91
1967 - Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1890)
1968 - Lois Andrews, dies of lung cancer at 44
1969 - Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (La Peur), dies at 73
1969 - Romulo Gallegos, Venezuela author/president (1947-48), dies at 84
1969 - Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (b. 1903)
1969 - Shelby Storck, American television producer (b. 1917)
1970 - Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor, dies at 78
1970 - Alfred Henry Sturtevant, American geneticist (b. 1891)
1972 - Brian Donlevy, actor (Steve-Dangerous Assignment), dies at 73
1972 - Isabel Jewell, dies at 62
1973 - John Coleman, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)
1974 - William Hudson, actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49
1974 - A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (b. 1882)
1975 - Inez Courtney, dies at 67
1975 - Victor GM Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65), dies at 58
1976 - Howard Hughes, reclusive billionaire, dies at 72
1976 - Wilder Penfield, Canadian surgeon (b. 1891)
1977 - John Marriott, dies at 83
1979 - Eugène Gabritschevsky, Russian biologist and artist (b. 1893)
1981 - Bob "Bear" Hite, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a heart attack at 36
1981 - Cornelis Verolme, Dutch ship builder, dies at 80
1982 - Abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71
1983 - Danny Rapp, American musician (Danny & the Juniors) (b. 1941)
1984 - Arthur Travors Harris, marshal of British RAF, dies
1984 - Theo Koomen, Dutch sportscaster, dies in auto-accident at 54
1985 - Tyrell Johnson, cricketer (WI left-arm quickie, one Test 1939), dies
1986 - Colin McCool, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia, 36 wkts), dies
1986 - Manly Wade Wellman, sci-fi author (Devil's Planet), dies at 82
1988 - Alf Kjellin, Swedish actor/director (Juggler), dies
1989 - María Cristina Gómez, Salvadoran Teacher (b. 1938)
1990 - Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist/poet, dies at 59
1991 - John Tower, (Sen-R-Tx), dies in a plane crash at 65
1991 - Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr, USN/astro (STS 33), dies at 43
1992 - Anthony "Tony" Papa, big band leader, dies at 65
Founder of Walmart Sam WaltonFounder of Walmart Sam Walton (1992) 1992 - Sam Walton, Billionaire CEO (Wal-Mart), dies of multiple myeloma at 74
1992 - Samuel H Reshevsky, Polish/US chess grandmaster, dies at 80
1994 - Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker, dies at 92
1994 - Aubrey J Watson Sr, bishop, dies at 65
1994 - Marlon Riggs, US writer/director/producer (Ethnic notions), dies at 37
1994 - Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist, dies at 94
1994 - Kurt Cobain, grunge rocker (Nirvana), commits suicide by gun at 27 in Seattle, Washington
1995 - Christian Pineau, French politician, dies
1996 - Peter Nailor, civil servant/historian, dies at 67
1997 - Allen Ginsberg, beat poet, dies at 80
Beat Poet Allen GinsbergBeat Poet Allen Ginsberg (1997) 1997 - Alparslan Turkes, Turkish politician (MHP), dies
1998 - Cozy Powell, British musician (b. 1947)
1999 - Paul David, French-Canadian cardiologist (b. 1919)
2000 - Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)
2001 - Brother Theodore, German comedian (b. 1906)
2002 - Layne Staley, American musician (Alice in Chains) (b. 1967)
2004 - Heiner Zieschang, German mathematician (b. 1936)
2004 - Sławomir Rawicz, Polish soldier (b. 1915)
2005 - Saul Bellow, Canadian born writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1915)
2005 - Dale Messick, American comic strip artist (b. 1906)
2005 - Debralee Scott, American actress (b. 1953)
2005 - John Sichel, British film and television director (b. 1937)
Novelist Saul BellowNovelist Saul Bellow (2005) 2006 - Gene Pitney, American singer (b. 1941)
2007 - Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss)(b. 1956)
2007 - Darryl Stingley, American football player (b. 1951)
2007 - Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (b. 1923)
2007 - Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer (b. 1908)
2007 - Poornachandra Tejaswi, Kannada writer (b. 1938)
2008 - Charlton Heston, American Actor, dies at 84
2012 - Ferdinand A. Porsche, German car designer, dies at 76

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