Famous Deaths on 31st October

Deaths 1 - 127 of 127

1147 - Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090)
1448 - Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies
1517 - Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472)
1556 - John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50
1634 - Erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62
1641 - Cornelis Jol, Dutch admiral and privateer, dies at about 41
1654 - Francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies
1659 - John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)
1661 - Mehmed Koprulu, Albanian great vizier of Turkey, dies
1664 - Willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz, viceroy of Friesland, dies at 51
1723 - Cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), dies at 81
1732 - Victor Amadeus II of Savoy (b. 1666)
1733 - Eberhard IV Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1676)
1744 - Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer, dies at 50
1765 - Duke of Cumberland, English politician/uncle of George III, dies
1768 - Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, dies at 78
1793 - Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40
1806 - Sophie Mereau, writer, dies at 36
1815 - Daniel Belknap, composer, dies at 44
1851 - Peter II Petrovic Njegos, bishop of Montenegro (1830-51), dies at 37
1860 - Johan Nathan, murderer, hanged
1860 - Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British admiral (b. 1775)
1863 - Louis Ludwig Blenker, German/US brig-general (Union), dies at 51
1865 - William Parson, 3rd Earl of Rosse & maker of large telescopes, dies
1870 - Mihaly Mosonyi, composer, dies at 55
1879 - Big Snake, brother of Ponca chief Standing Bear, dies
1879 - Jacob Abbott, American author (b. 1803)
1879 - Joseph Hooker, American General (b. 1814)
1883 - Swami Dayananda Saraswati, founder of Arya Samaj
1884 - Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian painter (b. 1858)
1887 - George Alexander Macfarren, composer, dies at 74
1895 - Franz Hedrich, Austria writer, dies at about 62
1902 - Jean-Baptist Colyns, composer, dies at 67
1913 - William Evans-Gordon, British politician (b. 1857)
1916 - Charles Taze Russell, American founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses (b. 1852)
1917 - Tibby Cotter, cricketer (at Beersheba 49 wickets for Australia), dies
1918 - Egon Schiele, Austria painter/graphic artist, dies at 28
1918 - Stephen Tisza, Hungarian PM (-1917), assassinated by soldiers
1920 - Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins (b. 1854)
1925 - Max Linder, actor (Man in the Silk Hat), dies at 41
Magician & Escape Artist Harry HoudiniMagician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini (1926) 1926 - Harry Houdini, [Erich Weisz], magician, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured
1929 - António José de Almeida, Portuguese politician and 6th President of Portugal (b. 1866)
1939 - Otto Rank, [Rosenfeld], Austria psychoanalyst (Trauma of Geburt), dies
1941 - Herwarth Walden, writer, dies at 63
1943 - Max Reinhardt, Austrian stage manager (Turandot), dies
1943 - Max Reinhardt, German film director (b. 1873)
1945 - Henry Ainley, actor (As You Like It), dies at 66
1948 - Cissy van Marxfield, [Setske Beek-de Han], writer, dies
1949 - Edward R Stettinius, US foreign minister (1944-45)/diplomat, dies
1950 - Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet/writer (Lost Paradise), dies at 72
1950 - Jozef C Bittremieux, Flemish theologist, dies at 72
1952 - U Chit Hlaing, Burmese politician (b. 1879)
1959 - Jean Cabannes, French physicist (b. 1885)
1960 - H L Davis, US writer (Honey in the Horn, Pulitzer prize), dies at 64
1963 - Henry Daniell, actor (Camille, Body Snatchers), dies at 69
1964 - Theodore C Freeman, astronaut, dies at 34 in a T-38 jet air crash
1965 - Rita Johnson, actress (All Mine to Give), dies at 53
1967 - Jan Mens, Dutch writer (Honor to God Alone), dies at 70
1968 - Ramon Novarro, [Jose RG Samaniegos], actor (Ben Hur), dies at 69
1969 - Hugo Pfister, composer, dies at 55
1971 - Gerhard von Rad, German old testament expert, dies at 70
1972 - Bill Durnan, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)
1975 - Joseph Calleia, actor (Jungle Book, Gilda), dies at 78
1975 - SD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1906)
1976 - Linda Watkins, actress (From Hell it Came, Harpy), dies at 68
1977 - Joan Tetzel, actress (Hell Below Zero), dies at 56
1983 - George S Halas, NFL coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 88
1984 - Eduardo De Filippo, director (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), dies at 84
1984 - Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, assassinated by two of her bodyguards at 66
1985 - Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (b. 1913)
1985 - Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (b. 1907)
1985 - Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (b. 1918)
1986 - Robert S Mulliken, US physicist (Nobel 1966), dies at 90
1987 - Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image), dies at 83
1988 - John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase, Fog), dies of spinal cancer at 86
1988 - Alfred Pellan, Québécois painter (b. 1906)
1989 - Conrad Beck, composer, dies at 88
1990 - Graig Russel, Canadian travel expert/transvestite, dies
1990 - Hugh McPhillips, dies at 70
1991 - Bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million), dies of cancer at 97
1991 - James Marshall, US children's book writer/illustrator, dies at 50
1991 - Johan Schmitz, actor (Gysbregt van Aemstel/Soldat van Orange), dies
1991 - Joseph Papp, Broadway producer (Chorus Line), dies of cancer at 70
1991 - Gene Anderson, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
1993 - Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/art dealer, commits suicide at 52
1993 - Edwin A Walker, US Maj-Gen, dies of lung cancer at 84
Film director, Scriptwriter Federico FelliniFilm director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini (1993) 1993 - Federico Fellini, director (La Dolce Vita), dies of stroke at 73
1993 - River Phoenix, actor (Stand By Me), dies of drug overdose at 23
1994 - John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, English art historian, dies at 80
1994 - Jole Silvani, [Niobe Quaiatti], Ital actress (La citta' Delle), dies
1994 - Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer, dies at 76
1994 - William John Readings, literary theorist, dies at 34
1995 - Alan Dudley Bush, composer pianist/teacher, dies at 94
1995 - Derek Anthony Enright, politician, dies at 60
1995 - Henry A Walter Richard Percy, 11th Duke of Northumberland, dies at 42
1995 - Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano, dies at 82
1995 - Leonard Ernest John Chant, social Worker, dies at 57
1995 - Lloyd Lambert, bassist, dies at 67
1995 - Louis Levy Jr, music publisher, dies at 84
1995 - Rosalind Cash, actress (Emma-Go Tell It on the Mountain), dies at 56
1995 - Wallace Edward Rowling, PM of NZ (1974-1975), dies at 68
Actor River PhoenixActor River Phoenix (1993) 1996 - Andrew Hutchings, teachers' leader, dies at 88
1996 - Granville James Leveson Gower, land owner, dies at 77
1996 - John Gorman, printer/socialist historian, dies at 66
1996 - Peter Muir Doig, politician, dies at 85
1997 - Wilfrid Ewart Oulton, airman, dies at 86
1998 - Elmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1935)
1999 - Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (b. 1975)
2000 - Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician (Raphael) (b. 1981)
2000 - Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)
2001 - Régine Cavagnoud, French skier (b. 1970)
2002 - Lionel Poilâne, French baker and entrepreneur (b. 1945)
2002 - Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician, former president of Greece (b. 1903)
2002 - Raf Vallone, Italian actor (b. 1916)
2003 - Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian singer (b. 1908)
2003 - Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)
2005 - Mary Wimbush, English actress (b. 1924)
2005 - John "Beatz" Holohan, American drummer (Bayside) (b. 1974)
2005 - Hal Anger, American biophysicist (b. 1920)
2006 - Pieter Willem Botha, President of South Africa (b. 1916)
2007 - Ray Gravell, Welsh rugby union footballer (b. 1951)
2009 - Qian Xuesen, Chinese scientist (b. 1911)
2009 - Tom Wheatcroft, English businessman (b. 1922)
2010 - Maurice Lucas, American basketball player (b. 1952)
2010 - Theodore Sorensen, American lawyer and special counsel to John F. Kennedy (b. 1928)
2011 - Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer (b. 1941)
2012 - Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler, dies at 82

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