Famous Deaths on 5th December

Deaths 1 - 116 of 116

63 BC - Publius Cornelius Lentulus (Sura), Roman statesman
749 - Saint John of Damascus, theologian
1212 - Derek II of Are, Bishop of Utrecht (1197-1212), dies
1244 - Johanna of Constantinople, countess of Flanders (1205-44), dies
1355 - Jan III, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies
1560 - Francis II, King of France (1559-60), dies at 16
1570 - Johan Friis, Danish statesman (b. 1494)
1594 - Gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82
1624 - Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (b. 1560)
1654 - Jean François Sarrazin, French writer
1663 - Severo Bonini, composer, dies at 80
1675 - John Lightfoot, English theologist (Horae Hebraicae), dies at 73
1745 - Christoph Forster, composer, dies at 52
1749 - Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la VĂ©rendrye, New French explorer and trader (b. 1685)
1758 - Johann Friedrich Fasch, composer, dies at 70
1770 - James Stirling, Scot mathematician (Formula of Stirling), dies at 78
Poet Phillis WheatleyPoet Phillis Wheatley (1784) 1784 - Phillis Wheatley, American poet and first published African-American woman, dies in Boston at 31
1791 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer, dies in Vienna Austria at 35
1799 - Robert Kimmerling, composer, dies at 61
1818 - Bruno Daalberg/Anonymus Belga, sect of High Council Adel, dies at 60
1819 - Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet (b. 1750)
1835 - August v Platen, writer, dies at 39
1842 - MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers, dies at 82
1853 - Johann Peter Heuschkel, composer, dies at 80
1859 - Louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82
Historical Novelist Alexandre DumasHistorical Novelist Alexandre Dumas (1870) 1870 - Alexandre Dumas, French writer, dies at 68
1886 - Peter Hofstede de Groot, Dutch reformed theologist, dies at 84
1887 - Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (b. 1804)
1891 - JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II of Alcantara, emp of Brazil (1831-89), dies
1895 - Chief Gall, Sioux chief (b. 1840)
1902 - Henry Stephen Cutler, composer, dies at 78
1916 - Hans Richter, composer, dies at 73
1922 - Samuel Muller Fzn, Dutch historian/archivist, dies
1925 - Wilhelmina E Drucker, [Lensing], Dutch feminist, dies at 78
1926 - Claude Monet, French impressionist, dies at 86
1928 - Johannes F "Johan" Bakker Sr, actor/husband of Truus Soete, dies at 61
Impressionist Painter Claude MonetImpressionist Painter Claude Monet (1926) 1931 - Vachel Lindsay, American poet (b. 1879)
1935 - Frans, [MJ Francois] Erens, literary (Years Gone By), dies at 78
1938 - Christina "Dina" Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer, dies at 54
1940 - Jan Kubelik, composer, dies at 60
1940 - Mordechai Frizis, Jewish Greek military officer (b. 1893)
1942 - Buck Jones, Hollywood's last cowboy hero actor (Headin' East), buried
1950 - Shri Aurobindo, Indian guru (b. 1872)
1951 - "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, of baseball's black sox scandal, dies
1951 - Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)
1953 - Jorge Negrete, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1911)
1955 - Paul Harvey, actor (Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), dies at 73
1958 - Ferdinand Bruckner, writer, dies at 67
1959 - K S Duleepsinhji, cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), dies
1963 - Herbert H Lehman, (Gov-D-NY), dies
1963 - Karl Amadeus Hartmann, composer, dies at 58
1963 - Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1892)
1964 - Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Tailor Wibbel), dies at 70
Physiologist Joseph ErlangerPhysiologist Joseph Erlanger (1965) 1965 - Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist, Nobel laureate for shock therapy (b. 1874)
1966 - Sylveer Maes, Belgian bicylist, dies at 57
1968 - Fred Clark, actor (Zotz, Auntie Mame), dies of liver ailment at 54
1971 - Hugh Wakefield, actress (Blithe Spirit), dies
1972 - Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, dies at 48
1974 - Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, tennis player (US Open 1909-11), dies at 87
1974 - Henry Wadsworth, actor (Applause, Ceiling Zero), dies at 72
1974 - Pietro Germi, actor/director (Serafino, Climax), dies at 60
1975 - Jimmy Nervo, actor (Frozen Limits), dies
1977 - Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Soviet military commander (b. 1895)
1979 - Sonia Delaunay, Russian born French artist, dies aged 94
1980 - Don Taylor, cricketer (3 Tests for NZ 1947-56, 159 runs), dies
1983 - Robert Aldrich, dir/producer (Last Sunset), dies at 65
1984 - Adam Malik, Third Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1917)
1986 - Carmol Taylor, country songwriter, dies at 53 of cancer
1986 - Sir Edward Youde, Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1924)
1987 - "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band-Zoom), dies at 38
1989 - John M Pritchard, British conductor, dies at 68
1990 - Steven Shaw, dies at 25
1991 - Aad Mansfield, soccer player/trainer (ADO/Feyenoord/FC Utrecht), dies
1991 - Jill Browne, dies at 54
1991 - Richard Speck, mass murderer, dies a day before his 50th birthday
1991 - Robert Karvelas, American actor (b. 1921)
1992 - Hilary Tindall, dies of cancer at 54
1992 - Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41
1993 - Alexandre Trauber, Hungarian/French set designer (Harem), dies at 87
1993 - Arthur Staal, Dutch architect (Shell Tower Amsterdam), dies at 86
1993 - Douglas Hopkins, guitarist (Gin Blossoms), dies of gun shot at 32
1994 - Harry Horner, Czech/US set designer/director (Our Town), dies at 84
1994 - Richard Brian Waring Barton-Chapple, writer, dies at 69
1994 - Ronald Ridout, school textbook author, dies at 78
1995 - Robert Charles Evans, mountaineer/doctor, dies at 77
1995 - Robert Parrish, film director editor/actor (Casino Royale), dies at 79
1995 - Victor Collin Matthews, businessman, dies on 76th birthday
1995 - Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (b. 1920)
1995 - Lisa McPherson, former Scientologist (b. 1959)
1996 - Peter Hall, folklorist/musician, dies at 60
1996 - Wilf Carter, country singer, dies at 91
1997 - Colin Franklin, doctor, dies at 67
1997 - Daphne Fielding, socialite/writer, dies at 93
1998 - Al Gore, Sr., American politician (b. 1907)
2001 - Franco Rasetti, Italian physicist (b. 1901)
2002 - Roone Arledge, American sports broadcasting pioneer, dies of prostate cancer at 71
2002 - Ne Win, Burmese leader (b. 1911)
2005 - Ed Masry, American lawyer (b. 1932)
2005 - Kevin "Big Kev" McQuay, Australian businessman (b. 1949)
2005 - Frits Philips, Dutch businessman (b. 1905)
2006 - David Bronstein, Ukrainian-born chess grandmaster (b. 1924)
2007 - Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer (b. 1928)
2007 - Andrew Imbrie, American composer (b. 1921)
2008 - Patriarch Alexy II of Russia, head of the Russian Orthodox Church (b. 1929)
2008 - Constantin Ticu Dumitrescu, Romanian politician and president of the Association of Romanian Former Political Prisoners. (b. 1928)
2008 - Nina Foch, Dutch-born American actress (b. 1924)
2008 - Anca Parghel, Romanian jazz singer and composer (b. 1957)
2009 - Vimolchatra, Princess of Thailand and cousin of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (b. 1921)
2010 - Don Meredith, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1938)
2010 - Alan Armer, American television producer and director (b. 1922)
2011 - Peter Gethin, British racing driver (b. 1940)
2011 - Gennady Logofet, Russian footballer (b. 1942)
2012 - Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist, dies from heart failure at 91
2012 - Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect, dies from a respiratory infection at 104
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela (2013) 2013 - Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-1990) and South African President (1994-99) dies of a lung infection at 95
2013 - Colin Wilson, English writer, dies at 82

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