Famous Deaths on 3rd January

Deaths 1 - 150 of 150

235 - Pope St Anterus (b. unknown)
1098 - Walkelin, first Norman bishop of Winchester (b. unknown)
1322 - Philip V, the Tall, King of France (1316-22), dies
1437 - Catherine of Valois, wife of Henry V of England (b. 1401)
1501 - Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author, dies at 59
1543 - Juan Cabrillo, conqueror of Cen America, discoverer of California, dies
1552 - Henry II of Bavaria, bishop of Utrecht (1524-29), dies at 64
1560 - Peder Palladus, Danish church reformer (Visitasbog), dies at about 56
1570 - Bartholomeus Latomus, [Steinmetz], Flemish archbishop of Trier, dies
1571 - Joachim II Hector, elector (Brandenburg), dies at 65
1628 - Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer, dies at 64
1641 - Jeremiah Horrocks, English astronomical prodigy, dies at 22
1656 - Mathieu Molé, French statesman (b. 1584)
1661 - Maria I Stuart, Queen of England/husband of Willem II, dies at 29 [NS]
1670 - George Monck, English general(-to the-sea), dies at 61
1690 - Hillel ben Naphtali Zevi, Lithuanian rabbi (b. 1615)
1701 - Prince Louis I of Monaco (b. 1642)
1743 - Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and designer (b. 1657)
1759 - Marquis & Marquess of Tavora, Portugese nobles, executed
1761 - Willem de Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph), dies at 73
1779 - Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712)
1785 - Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (b. 1706)
1795 - Josiah Wedgwood, British, ceramic craftsman/woodworker, dies at 64
1813 - Bennelong, Australian aboriginal interlocutor between his tribe and the British settlers (b. c. 1764)
1826 - Louis Gabriel Suchet, French marshal (b. 1770)
1829 - Robert Archibald Smith, composer, dies at 48
1836 - Friedrich Witt, composer, dies at 65
1841 - Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch (Official) Gazette, dies at 82
1853 - Theodor Uhlig, composer, dies at 30
1858 - Rachel, [Elisabeth Rachel-Félix], Fr singer/actress (Muse), dies at 36
1865 - Jozef Lies, Flemish painter, dies at 43
1868 - Moritz Hauptmann, composer, dies at 75
1870 - Konstantin Ushinsky, Russian educationalist, dies at 46
1873 - John Lodge Ellerton, composer, dies at 71
1875 - Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buff), dies at 68
1875 - George Bizet, composer, dies
1875 - Pierre Larousse, French editor (b. 1817)
1882 - William H Ainsworth, English writer (Guy Fawkes), dies at 76
1895 - James Merritt Ives, American lithographer with Nathaniel Currier (b. 1824)
1898 - James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (vacuum pump), dies at 70
1900 - Edwin George Monk, composer, dies at 80
1903 - Alois Hitler, father of Adolf Hitler (b. 1837)
1907 - Josef Foerster, composer, dies at 73
1911 - Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (b. 1851)
1912 - Felix Dahn, writer, dies at 77
1914 - Stephane Raoul Pugno, composer, dies at 62
1915 - James E Flecker, British diplomat/novelist (Hassan), dies at 30
1916 - Grenville M. Dodge, American Civil War Union Army Major General (b. 1831)
1923 - Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Good Soldier Schweyk), dies at 39
1927 - Carle David Tolmé Runge, German physicist (b. 1856)
1931 - Joseph J C Joffre, French marshal, dies at 78
1933 - Wilhelm Cuno, German Reich's chancellor (1922-23), dies at 56
1933 - Jack Pickford, Canadian actor (b. 1896)
1938 - Arthur Boon, Flemish priest/philologist, dies at 54
1942 - Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70
1943 - Sir Walter James, Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863)
1944 - Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873)
1945 - Fyodor Akimenko, composer, dies at 68
1945 - Edgar Cayce, American psychic (b. 1877)
1945 - Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish writer (b. 1879)
1946 - William Joyce, (Lord Haw Haw), hanged in Britain for treason
1951 - Fred Barlow, composer, dies at 69
1956 - Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91
1956 - Joseph Wirth, 5th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (Germany) (b. 1876)
1960 - Victor Seastrom, entertainer, dies at 80
1963 - Oscar Backing, Austria/Neth viola player, dies at 83
1965 - Betty Harte, entertainer, dies at 82
1965 - Julius Tannen, comedian, dies at 84
1966 - Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62
Night Club Operator Jack RubyNight Club Operator Jack Ruby (1967) 1967 - Jack Ruby, assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, dies of pulmonary embolism at 55
1967 - Mary Garden, opera star, dies at 92
1969 - Howard McNear, actor (Irma La Douce), dies after long illness at 63
1969 - Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (b. 1909)
1970 - Gladys Aylward, British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (b. 1902)
1972 - Frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82
1974 - Gino Cervi, actor (Becket, Don Camillo), dies at 72
1975 - Milton J Cross, TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions), dies at 87
1975 - Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (False Flag), dies at 77
1975 - Walter Linck, Swiss sculptor, dies at 71
1976 - Mal Evans, Beatles' roadie, dies
1976 - Mateusz Glinski, composer, dies at 83
1976 - Michael V Love, US test pilot (X-24), dies in F-4 crash at 37
1977 - Avraham Ofer, Israeli minister of housing, commits suicide
1977 - Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician, dies at 75
1979 - Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91
1980 - Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52
1980 - Axel Springer Jr, German photographer, commits suicide at 38
1980 - Ivan Triesault, actor (Von Ryan's Express, Desert Fox), dies at 81
1980 - Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (b. 1892)
Naturalist and Author Joy AdamsonNaturalist and Author Joy Adamson (1980) 1980 - Joy Adamson, Czech conservationist and author (Born Free), killed by her servant at 69
1981 - Princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883)
1982 - Derek Sealy, cricketer (West Indies 1930-39), dies
1985 - Lucien Cailliet, composer, dies at 93
1986 - Jens Bjerre, composer, dies at 82
1988 - Gaston Eyskens, PM of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), dies at 82
1988 - William Cagney, actor (Torrid Zone), dies of a heart attack at 82
1988 - Rose Ausländer, German poet (b. 1901)
1988 - Joie Chitwood, American racedriver & Daredevil (b. 1912)
1989 - Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
1990 - Ken Hill, actor (Cobra, Protocol), dies
1990 - Arthur Gold, American pianist, half of Gold and Fizdale duo (b. 1917)
1992 - Anthony Del Casino, band leader (Charlie Barnet Band), dies at 79
1992 - Judith Anderson, actress (Star Trek 3), dies of pneumonia at 93
1992 - Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies
1992 - Lewis Michael Friedman, pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS
1992 - Radomiro Tomic, Chilean president (1970), dies
1993 - Peter Brocco, blacklisted in the 1950's, dies of heart attack at 89
1993 - Johnny Most, American sports announcer (b. 1923)
1994 - Roel Bazen, Dutch sound technician (Van Kooten & The Bie), dies at 48
1994 - Heather Sears, British actress (b. 1935)
1995 - Al Duncan, drummer, dies at 68
1995 - Byron MacGregor, newscaster, dies at 56
1995 - Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon, dies at 74
1995 - Robert Nesbitt, impresario, dies at 88
1996 - Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer, dies at 67
1996 - Terence Tenison Cuneo, artist, dies at 88
1997 - Burton Lane, composer, dies at 84
2002 - Juan García Esquivel, Mexican band leader (b. 1918)
2002 - Freddy Heineken, Dutch beer executive (b. 1923)
2003 - Sid Gillman, American football coach, dies at 91
2004 - Des Corcoran, Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)
2004 - Leon Wagner, American baseball player (b. 1934)
2005 - Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (b. 1917)
2005 - Will Eisner, American comic book artist (b. 1917)
2005 - JN Dixit, Indian government official (b. 1936)
2006 - Bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)
2006 - Steve Rogers, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1954)
2007 - William Verity Jr., United States Secretary of Commerce 1987-1989 (b. 1917)
2007 - Michael Yeats, Irish Fianna Fáil senator 1961-1981 and son of W.B. Yeats (b. 1921)
2007 - Sir Cecil Walker, Ulster Unionist Member of Parliament for North Belfast 1983-2001 (b. 1924)
2007 - Earl Reibel, Canadian ice hockey forward Detroit Red Wings (b. 1930)
2007 - Janos Furst, Hungarian orchestral conductor (b. 1935)
2008 - Werner Dollinger, German politician and economist (b. 1918)
2008 - Aleksandr Abdulov, Russian actor (b. 1953)
2008 - Natasha Collins, British actress and television presenter (b. 1976)
2008 - Yo-Sam Choi, South Korean boxer/former WBC light flyweight champion (b. 1972)
2009 - Pat Hingle, American actor (b. 1924)
2009 - Ulf G. Lindén, Swedish entrepreneur (b. 1937)
2009 - Hisayasu Nagata, Japanese politician (b. 1969)
2010 - Professor Sir Ian Brownlie, International law specialist
2010 - Mary Daly, American theologian and feminist scholar (b. 1928)
2011 - Fadil Hadžić, Croatian film director (b. 23 April 1922)
2012 - Wylie Walker Vale, American Endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone, dies at 70.
2012 - Robert L Carter, American civil rights activist and judge, dies after complications from a stroke at 94
2012 - Winifred Milius Lubell, American illustrator and writer, dies of congestive heart failure at 97
2012 - Josef Skvorecky, Czech writer and publisher, dies at 87
2012 - Bob Weston, British guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), dies from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at 64 (body found on this date)
2012 - Harold Zirin, American astronomer, dies at 82
2013 - Sergiu Nicolaescu, Romanian film director, dies from surgical complications at 82
2014 - Phillip "Phil" Everly, American musician ("The Everly Brothers")

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