Famous Deaths on 26th December

Deaths 1 - 125 of 125

1350 - Jean de Marigny, French bishop
1458 - Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (b. 1393)
1476 - Galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan, murdered
1530 - Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur, founder of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent, dies at 47
1574 - Charles Guise, archbishop/cardinal of Reims, dies at 50
1624 - Simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54
1627 - Gonzaga, Italian monarch of Mantua/Monferrato, dies
1658 - Simon Guillain, French sculptor (Castle of Blois/Sorbonne), dies at 78
1676 - Domenicus van Tol, Dutch painter, dies
1679 - John van de Cappelle, Amsterdam landscape painter, dies at 53
1731 - Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (b. 1672)
1736 - Antonio Caldara, composer, dies
1740 - Mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, lt-gen (12 children), dies
1771 - Claude Adrien Helvétius, French philosopher (b. 1715)
1776 - Johann Gottlieb Rall, Hessian colonel/mercenary, dies in battle in American Revolutionary War
1780 - John Fothergill, English physician (b. 1712)
1784 - Seth Warner, American revolutionary leader (b. 1743)
1786 - Gasparo Gozzi, Italian critic and dramatist (b. 1713)
1797 - John Wilkes, English journalist/Higher/Lower house leader, dies at 72
1827 - Jan David Holland, composer, dies at 81
1836 - Hans Georg Nageli, composer, dies at 63
1837 - Martinus van Marum, chemist/physicist (giant salamander), dies at 87
1861 - Philip St George Cocke, Confederate brig-gen, commits suicide at 52
1866 - Samuel Ryan Curtis, Union general-major, dies at 49
1869 - Jean Louis Marie Poiseuille, French physiologist (b. 1797)
1879 - Jean Leonard Marie Poiseuille, dies
1887 - Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer, dies at 40
1890 - Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (Trojan War), dies at 86
1909 - Frederic Remington, American artist (b. 1861)
1916 - Bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81
1916 - Frank Penn, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1880), dies
1917 - Louise J Gautier, French poetess/daughter of Theophile G, dies at 71
1918 - Bertram Luard-Selby, composer, dies at 65
1923 - Dietrich Eckart, German Nazi politician (b. 1868)
1931 - Melvil Dewey, inventor of the Dewey decimal classification (b. 1851)
1933 - Lunatscharski, writer, dies
1933 - Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian literary critic and politician (b. 1875)
1937 - Ivor Gurney, composer, dies at 47
1942 - Bosinier de la Chapelle, Fren murderer of adm Darlan, executed at 24
1950 - Emile Enthoven, composer, dies at 47
1950 - James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold), dies at 68
1952 - Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Pegaso), dies at 59
1956 - Holmes Herbert, actor (The Kiss), dies at 74
1957 - Artur Malawski, composer, dies at 53
1958 - Harry Redman, composer, dies on 89th birthday
1960 - Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Hansa quarter, Berlin), dies at 54
1960 - Watsuji Tetsuro, Japanese philosopher (b. 1889)
1961 - Charlie Frank, cricketer (S Af Test centurion v Aust 1921-22), dies
1963 - "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies
1965 - Anthonie Donker, Dutch [Prof N Donkersloot], literary, dies at 63
1966 - Ina Boudier-Baker, Dutch author (Poverty), dies at 88
1966 - Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, singer (Armoede, Finale), dies at 91
1966 - Noel Gallon, composer, dies at 75
1967 - S F Barnes, cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets), dies
1969 - Louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67
1970 - Lillian Board, British athlete (b. 1948)
1971 - Robert Lowery, actor (Circus Boy, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 57
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman (1972) 1972 - Harry Truman, 33rd US President (1945-53), dies in KC Mo at 88
1973 - Harold B Lee, US head of Mormon Church, dies at 74
1973 - Steven Geray, actor (French Line), dies at 69
1973 - William Haines, actor (Little Annie Rooney), dies of cancer at 73
1974 - Jack Benny, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 80
1974 - Knudage Riisager, composer, dies at 77
1974 - Robert Levine Sanders, composer, dies at 68
1974 - Farid al-Atrash, Arab composer, singer, virtuoso oud player, and actor (b. 1915)
1976 - Philip A Heart, (Sen-D-Mich), dies at 64
1977 - Howard Hawks, director (Rio Lobo, Hatari!), dies at 81
1977 - Ivan Rezak, composer, dies at 53
1980 - Tony Smith, American sculptor (b. 1912)
1981 - Savithri, Indian actress (b. 1937)
1981 - Amber Reeves, feminist writer (b. 1887)
1983 - Violet Carson, British actress (b. 1898)
1985 - Harold P. Warren, American movie director (d. 1928)
1986 - Elsa Lanchester, actress (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 84
1988 - John Loder, actor (Sabotage, Java Head), dies at 90
1988 - Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (b. 1907)
1989 - Lennox Berkeley, composer, dies at 86
1989 - Peggy Thorpe-Bates, actress (Alcatraz Island), dies
NHL Legend Doug HarveyNHL Legend Doug Harvey (1989) 1989 - Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 65
1990 - Nancy Cruznan, accident victim/right-to-die case, dies at 33
1991 - Dehl Berti, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise), dies at 70
1991 - Sam Cresson, dies at 73
1992 - Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch poet (Antipodes), dies at 74
1992 - Constance Carpenter, actress (2 Worlds), dies of stroke at 87
1992 - John G Kemeny, US computer pioneer (BASIC), dies
1992 - Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist, dies at 80
1993 - Jeff Morrow, actor (Robe, Harbor Lights, Blood Legacy), dies at 80
1994 - Asta ER Elstak, Suriname/Neth welfare worker, dies at 74
1994 - Johannes J "Joop" Klant, Neth/South African economist/author, dies
1994 - Karl Schiller, minister of RFA Economics (1966-72), dies
1994 - Robert Emhardt, actor (Mac Cory-Another World), dies at 80
1994 - Sylvia Brandts Buys, actress (Hague's Post), dies at 85
1994 - Sylvia Koscina, Croatian/Italian actress (Hercules), dies at 61
1997 - John Hinde, photographer/circus promoter, dies at 81
1997 - John Whitley, air-Marshal, dies at 92
1997 - Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek philosopher and economist (b. 1922)
1999 - Curtis Mayfield, American musician (b. 1942)
1999 - Shankar Dayal Sharma, President of India (b. 1918)
2000 - Jason Robards, American actor (b. 1922)
2001 - Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (b. 1929)
2002 - Herb Ritts, American photographer (b. 1952)
2002 - Armand Zildjian, American cymbal manufacturer (b. 1921)
2004 - Sir Angus Ogilvy, British businessman, husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent (b. 1928)
2004 - Marianne Heiberg, Norwegian mediator (b. 1945)
2004 - Jonathan Drummond-Webb, South African pediatric heart surgeon (b. 1959)
2004 - Sigurd Køhn, Norwegian jazz musician, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1959)
NFL Legend Reggie WhiteNFL Legend Reggie White (2004) 2004 - Reggie White, American football player, dies at 43
2004 - Aki Sirkesalo, Finnish musician, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1962)
2004 - Mieszko Talarczyk, Lead singer/Guitarist of grindcore band, Nasum, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1974)
2004 - Troy Broadbridge, Australian rules footballer, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1980)
2005 - Erich Topp, German submarine commander (b. 1914)
2005 - Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1937)
2005 - Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (b. 1937)
2005 - Vincent Schiavelli, American actor (b. 1948)
2006 - Ivar Formo, Norwegian skier (b. 1951)
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford (2006) 2006 - Gerald R Ford, 38th President of the United States, dies at 93
2007 - John A. Garraty, American biographer (b. 1920)
2007 - Stu Nahan, American Sportscaster (b. 1926)
2007 - Joe Dolan, Irish singer and entertainer (b. 1943)
2008 - Gösta Krantz, Swedish actor (b. 1925)
2009 - Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer (b. 1958)
2010 - Teena Marie, American singer and composer (b. 1956)
2010 - Edward Bhengu, South African activist (b. 1934)
2012 - Gerry Anderson, English writer/producer/director, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83
2013 - Paul Blair, American baseball player, dies at 69

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