Famous Deaths on 4th October

Deaths 1 - 107 of 107

1052 - Vladimir of Novgorod (b. 1020)
1072 - Sancho II, king of Castile/bro of Alfonso VI, murdered at about 35
1221 - William III Talvas, Count of Ponthieu (b. 1179)
1250 - Herman VI, Margrave of Baden
1305 - Emperor Kameyama of Japan (b. 1249)
1540 - Helius Eobanus Hessus, German humanist/poet (Silvae), dies
1564 - Pietro P Vergerio, Italian theologist/bishop of Croatia, dies
1571 - Claude Togniel d'Espence, French theologist (Sorbonne), dies at 60
1582 - Theresia van Avila, Spanish mystic writer, dies
1590 - Cujacius, [Jacques Cujas], French lawyer, dies at about 68
1597 - Sarsa Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1550)
1661 - Jacqueline Pascal, French child prodigy (b. 1625)
Painter Rembrandt van RijnPainter Rembrandt van Rijn (1669) 1669 - Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter, dies at 63
1680 - Pierre-Paul Riquet, French engineer
1713 - Valentin Molitor, composer, dies at 76
1721 - Abraham Alewijn, poet/playwright (Beslikte Swaantje), dies at 36
1743 - John Campbell, 2nd duke of Argyll/fieldmarshal, dies at 64
1749 - Franz Freiherr von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (b. 1711)
1754 - Tanacharison, Catawba Indian chief
1755 - Samuel von Cocceji, German lawyer, dies
1785 - David Brearly, American statesman (b. 1703)
1821 - John Rennie, Scottish engineer (b. 1761)
1830 - Hans DL earl Yorck von Wartenburg, gov-gen of E-Prussia, dies at 71
1838 - Eleanore Sophia Maria Westenholz, composer, dies at 79
1848 - Louis Massonneau, composer, dies at 82
1851 - Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (b. 1767)
1859 - Karl Baedeker, German tour guide (Die Schweiz), dies at 57
1862 - William Duncan Smith, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 36
1863 - Gerrit Schimmelpenninck, earl of Nijenhuis/Peckedam, dies at 69
1864 - Joseph Montferrand, French Canadian logger and strong man (b. 1802)
1867 - Francis Xavier Seelos German-American Roman Catholic priest (b. 1819)
1880 - William Lassell, English astronomer (1st moon of Neptune), dies
1890 - Catherine Booth, the Mother of The Salvation Army (b. 1829)
1892 - Guillaume Van Kerckhoven, Belgian captain, dies at 39
1893 - Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, MP (AR), dies at 88
1903 - Otto Weininger, Austrian philosopher (b. 1880)
Designer of the Statue of Liberty Frederic Auguste BartholdiDesigner of the Statue of Liberty Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (1904) 1904 - Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, designer of the Statue of Liberty, dies of tuberculosis at 70
1904 - Frederic Auguste Bertholdi, French sculptor (Statue of Liberty), dies
1904 - Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (b. 1847)
1907 - Alfredo Kiel, composer, dies at 57
1910 - Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (b. 1850)
1912 - Gen Zeledon, Nicaraguan opponent of US occupation, is executed
1929 - John Metzelaar, Dutch/US writer (Report on the Fishes), dies at 37
1935 - Jean Béraud, French painter (b. 1849)
1935 - Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (b. 1874)
1943 - Richard T Ely, US economist (Ground under our feet), dies
1943 - Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence (b. 1906)
1944 - Al Smith, American politician (b. 1873)
1947 - Max KEL Planck, German physicist (constantly of P, Nobel 1918), dies
1949 - Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer, dies at 75
1951 - Willie Moretti, American gangster (b. 1894)
1955 - Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal, dies
1961 - Max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies
1961 - Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer, Exarch of Russian Church in North America (b. 1880)
1962 - E H Hendren, cricketer (57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), dies
1962 - John Lowry, Mount Vernon NY, NYC builder, dies at 79
1966 - Sherman Billingsley, talk show host (Stork Club), dies at 66
1969 - Vibart Wight, cricketer (member of WI 1st Test touring 1928), dies
1969 - Natalino Otto, Italian singer (b. 1912)
1970 - George Frederick McKay, composer, dies at 71
Singer Janis JoplinSinger Janis Joplin (1970) 1970 - Janis Joplin, rock singer (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27
1971 - Edit Angold, actor (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), dies at 76
1972 - Colin Gordon, actor (John-Baron), dies at 61
1972 - Louis S B Leakey, archaeologist/anthropologist, dies at 68
1974 - Anne Sexton, US poetess (Pulitzer 1967), dies at 45
1975 - Joan Whitney Payson, owner of New York Mets, dies at 72
1976 - Alexander Gray, singer (This is Music), dies at 74
1979 - Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer, dies at 56
1981 - Freddie Lindstrom, Major League Baseball Hall of famer (b. 1905)
1982 - Ahmad H al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal/president/premier, dies
1982 - Glenn H Gould, Canadian pianist, dies at 50
1989 - Graham Chapman, comedian (Monty Python), dies of cancer at 48
1989 - Norman Yardley, cricketer (England captain 1947-50), dies
1989 - Secretariat, American race horse (b. 1970)
1990 - Avis Bunnage, actor (Loneliness of Long Distance Runner), dies at 67
1990 - Jill Bennett, actress (Skull, Hawks), dies of undisclosed causes at 58
1991 - Leonard C Odell, wrote 7,000 Burma Shave poems, dies at 83
1992 - Itzhak Fuks, El Al captain, crashes in Bijlmer Netherlands
1992 - Laurie Anders, singer, dies of cancer
1992 - Ohad Arnon, El Al captain, crashes in Bijlmer Netherlands
1993 - Fran Carlon, dies of cancer at 80
1993 - Jim Holton, Scottish footballer (b. 1951)
1994 - Bill Challis, arranger/Pianist, dies at 90
1994 - Heinz Rohmann, German actor/dir (Brave Soldier Schwejk), dies at 92
1994 - Danny Gatton, US guitarist, commits suicide at 48
1995 - Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer, dies at 81
1996 - Martyn Harris, journalist, dies at 43
1996 - Silvio Piola, footballer, dies at 83
1996 - Tim N Gidal Gidalewitsch, photojournalist, dies at 87
1999 - Erik Brødreskift (aka Grim), Norwegian black metal musician (b. 1969)
1999 - Art Farmer, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1928)
1999 - Bernard Buffet, French painter (b. 1928)
2000 - Michael Smith, Nobel laureate (b. 1932)
2000 - Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (b. 1914)
2001 - Blaise Alexander, American race car driver (b. 1976)
2001 - Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi
2002 - Alphonse Chapanis, founder of ergonomics (b. 1917)
2002 - André Delvaux, Belgian film director and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2003 - Sid McMath, American politician (b. 1912)
2004 - Gordon Cooper, American astronaut (b. 1927)
2004 - Rio Diaz, Filipino actress & TV hosts (b. 1959)
2005 - Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (b. 1924)
2006 - Tom Bell, English actor on stage, television and film (b. 1933)
2009 - Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (b. 1935)
2009 - Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)
2010 - Sir Norman Wisdom, English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1915)
2013 - Vo Nguyen Giap, Vietnamese general and politician, dies at 102

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