Famous Deaths on 24th August

Deaths 1 - 106 of 106

1103 - Magnus III Berbein, [Blootbeen], King of Norway (1093-1103), dies
1217 - Eustace "the Monk", French buccaneer, dies in battle
1313 - Henry VII, Roman Catholic German King/emperor (1308/12-13), dies
1371 - Eduard, duke of Gelre (1361-71), assasinated
1540 - Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian painter (b. 1503)
1542 - Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)
1572 - Gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral and Huguenot leader, beheaded
1572 - Death of thousands of French Protestants by Roman Catholics in the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, beginning in Paris
1572 - Pierre de la Ramée, French humanist (b. 1515)
1572 - Charles de Téligny, French Huguenot soldier (bc. 1535)
1595 - Thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies
1647 - Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61
1664 - Maria Cunitz, Silesian astronomer (bc. 1610)
1666 - Francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57
1679 - Jean François Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz, French churchman and agitator (b. 1614)
1680 - Ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter/etcher, buried
1680 - Thomas Blood, Irish-born thief of the British crown jewels (b. 1618)
1683 - John Owen, English non-conformist theologian (b. 1616)
1712 - Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 54
1724 - Andreas Kneller, composer, dies at 75
1759 - Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44
1770 - Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies
1779 - Saint Cosmas of Aetolia, Greek Orthodox martyr (b. 1714)
1798 - Thomas Alcock, English clergyman (b. 1709)
1801 - Jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68
1832 - Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (b. 1796)
1833 - Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist, dies at 65
1840 - Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89
1841 - Karl Friedrich Curschmann, composer, dies at 36
1841 - Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)
1888 - Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies
1889 - Jan E Matzeliger, Suriname inventor (shoe lacing machine), dies
1895 - John F Loudon, entrepreneur/colonial director, dies at 74
1906 - Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies
1907 - Pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58
1921 - Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (b. 1886)
1923 - Kate Douglas Wiggin, author (US kindergarten movement), dies at 66
1939 - W H Moule, cricketer (Australia v England 1880)/High Court judge, dies
1940 - Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80
1943 - Ernst Ottwalt, writer, dies
1943 - Simone Weil, French philosopher and social activist (b. 1909)
1950 - Ernst Wiechert, writer, dies at 63
President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio VargasPresident and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas (1954) 1954 - Getulio D Vargas, President and dictator of Brazil: 1930-45, 51-54, suicide at 71
1956 - Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director (b. 1898)
1957 - Albert Edward Sammons, composer, dies at 71
1958 - John G Strijdom, premier of South Africa (1954-58), dies at 65
1958 - Kenneth Leighton, composer, dies at 28
1958 - Leo Blech, composer, dies at 87
1958 - Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (b. 1876)
1962 - Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74
1964 - Maurice Schoemaker, composer, dies at 73
1967 - Amanda Randolph, actress (Danny Thomas, Amos n Andy), dies at 65
1967 - Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist (Boulder Dam, Liberty ship), dies at 85
Industrialist Henry J. KaiserIndustrialist Henry J. Kaiser (1967) 1968 - Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies
1972 - Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
1973 - Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76
1973 - Slava Vorlova, composer, dies at 79
1974 - Alexander de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer (b. 1894)
1975 - Charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69
1976 - Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
1977 - Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)
1978 - Louis Prima, American singer, dies at 67
1979 - Hanna Reitsch, German test pilot (b. 1912)
1979 - Sampson Sievers, Russian Orthodox Christian monk and wonder-worker (b. 1898)
1980 - Yootha Joyce, British actress (b. 1927)
1982 - Jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for South Africa), dies
1983 - Jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64
1983 - Shawn Lewis, 5th wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, dies of methadone OD
1985 - Paul Creston [Giuseppe/Joseph Guttoveggio], US composer, dies at 78
1987 - Bayard Rustin, US civil rights activist, dies at 77
1987 - Malcolm Kirk, English wrestler (b. 1936)
1988 - Leonard Frey, actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49
1988 - Max Shulman, author (Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap), dies at 69
1990 - Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (b. 1941)
1990 - Gailli AbedElrhman, Sudanese writer (b. 1931)
1991 - Abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic-silver-1912), dies at 99
1991 - Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Neth/Indon writer (Camp Diary), dies at 86
1991 - Bernard Castro, patented convertible couch, dies at 87
1991 - Mike Sokoll, cowboy actor, dies at 97
1992 - Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader/jurist (Constitution), dies at 74
1992 - Larrie Londin, jazz drummer, dies at 48
1993 - Professor D B Deodhar, cricketer (Ind non-Test bat o 30s), dies at 101
1994 - Jason McRoy, downhill MTB racer, dies at 23
1994 - Wijnanda MC "Nan" Aberson, friend of Gerard Van de Reve Sr, dies at 82
1995 - Erich Geiringer, general Practitioner campaigner, dies at 78
1995 - Gary Crosby, singer/actor (Operation Bikini, Mardi Gras), dies at 61
1996 - Ahmed Bahauddin, journalist, dies at 69
1996 - Emile Noel, international civil servant, dies at 73
1996 - John Christopherson, artist/collector, dies at 75
1996 - Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss, journalist/travel writer, dies at 42
1997 - Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90
1998 - E.G. Marshall, American actor (b. 1910)
1999 - Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (b. 1929)
2001 - Jane Greer, American actress (b. 1924)
2002 - Nikolay Guryanov Russian Orthodox Christian mystic and priest (b. 1909)
2003 - Sir Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer (b. 1910)
2004 - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-born psychiatrist (b. 1926)
2005 - Kaleth Morales, Colombian Vallenato singer (b. 1984)
2006 - Léopold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor (b. 1916)
2006 - Cristian Nemescu, Romanian film director (b.1979)
2007 - Andrée P. Boucher, Mayor of Quebec City (b. 1937)
2007 - Aaron Russo, American film producer and director (b.1943)
2010 - Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime film director (b. 1963)
2011 - Mike Flanagan, American baseball pitcher (b. 1951)
2012 - Pauli Ellefsen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, dies at 76
2013 - Julie Harris, American actress, heart failure at 87

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