Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Sunday 23rd November 2014

Deaths 1 - 127 of 127

615 - Columbanus, Irish monastery founder/poet/saint (Poenitentiale), dies
947 - Berthold, Duke of Bavaria
955 - Edred, King of England (b. c. 923)
1249 - Ajjoeb, sultan of Egypt, dies
1407 - Louis, duke of Orleans, murdered
1457 - Ladislaus V Posthumus, king of Hungary/Bohemia, dies at 17
1503 - Bona of Savoy, Italian noblewoman (b. 1449)
1503 - Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1446)
1558 - Charles, earl of Lalaing/land guardian of the Neth, dies at 52
1572 - Agnolo di Cosimo, Italian artist and poet (b. 1503)
1585 - Thomas Tallis, composer, dies
1613 - Charles Philip of Croij, marquis of Havre/earl of Fontenoy, dies at 64
1616 - Richard Hakluyt, English writer (b. 1552)
1682 - Claude Lorrain, French painter (b. 1604)
1709 - Hans Willem baron Bentinck, Dutch/English earl of Portland, dies at 60
1752 - Conrad Michael Schneider, composer, dies at 79
1763 - Friedrich Graf von Seckendorf, German soldier (b. 1673)
1769 - Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (b. 1711)
1783 - Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (b. 1714)
1787 - Anton Schweitzer, composer, dies at 52
1803 - Roger Newdigate, British politician (b. 1719)
1804 - Richard Graves, British writer (b. 1715)
1807 - Jean-François Rewbell, French politician (b. 1747)
1814 - Elbridge Gerry, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 70
1848 - Alfred Julius Becher, composer, dies at 45
1853 - Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, composer, dies at 67
1853 - Johann Christian Friedrich Schneider, composer, dies at 67
1865 - Josef Leopold Zvonar, composer, dies at 41
1865 - René E de Russy, West Indian/US brig-general, dies at about 75
1872 - Ten Bears (Parra-Wa-Samen), US poet/Comanche chief, dies
1890 - Willem III, King of Netherland (1849-1890), dies at 73
1902 - Walter Reed, US bacteriologist (Yellow Fever), dies
1910 - Hawley H Crippen, doctor/murderer, executed
1911 - Bernard Tancred, cricketer (87 runs in 1888-89 South Africa v England), dies
1914 - Elbrige Gerry, VP (of Gerrymander fame), dies at 70
1916 - Eduard Napravnik, composer, dies at 77
1916 - Leonard Moon, cricketer (WW I 4 Tests for England 1905-06), dies
1920 - Mohammed ibn Addoellah, Somalian resistances leader "Mad Molla", dies
1923 - Urmuz, Romanian writer (b. 1883)
1926 - Frederic Ayers, composer, dies at 50
1927 - S Przybyszewski, writer, dies
1931 - Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist, dies
1932 - Percy Pitt, composer, dies at 63
1934 - Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)
1937 - Louis Victor Saar, composer, dies at 68
1937 - Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
1937 - George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (b. 1858)
1938 - August TC Kiehl, actor (Hope of Blessing), dies at 84
1940 - Catherina van Rennes, composer, dies at 82
1943 - Ernest Jones, cricketer ("Jonah" Gave WG's beard a close shave), dies
1946 - Fawzi Husseini, Arabic High Director for Palestine, murdered
1948 - Stanner E V Taylor, US director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), dies at 71
1948 - Uzeir Abdul Huseyn Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 63
1948 - Hack Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1900)
1949 - Gustav Radbruch, German Min of Justice, dies
1952 - Aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet, dies at 59
1952 - Albert van Raalte, conductor (Radio Philharmonic Orch), dies at 62
1956 - Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61
1962 - Gloria Gordon, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 81
1962 - Herman J Friedericy, Dutch author (Last General), dies at 62
1965 - Franc Debenham, Australian geographer/geologer, dies at 81
1966 - Seán T. O'Kelly, President of Ireland (b. 1882)
1967 - Freddie Martin, cricket WI batsman, (9 Tests 486 runs 1 century), dies
1970 - Yusuf Bin Ishak, president of Singapore 1965-70, dies at about 60
1971 - Lisle Nagel, Australian cricket opening bowler (1932), dies
1972 - Marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56
1973 - Claire Dodd, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy), dies after illness at 64
1973 - Constance Talmadge, US comedienne (Her Primitive Lover), dies at 75
1973 - Paul Newlan, actor (Capt Grey-M Squad), dies
1973 - Robert Ellis, actor (Curse of King Tut's Tomb), dies at 40
1973 - Sessue Hayakawa, actor (Tokyo Joe), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 83
1974 - Cornelius Ryan, war reporter/historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54
1974 - Pall Isolfsson, composer, dies at 81
Novelist André MalrauxNovelist André Malraux (1976) 1976 - Andre Malraux, [Berger], author (Conquerors)/min of Culture, dies at 75
1979 - Merle Oberon, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), dies at 68
1979 - Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
1980 - Herby Wade, cricketer (South African capt 10 Tests 1935-36), dies
1980 - Thien-an Thich, Zen teacher/Vietnamese Rinzai line, dies in LA at 54
1982 - "Reverend" Grady Nutt, actor (Hee Haw), dies at 47
1983 - Juhan Muks, Estonian artist (b. 1899)
1990 - Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37
1990 - Nguyen Van Tam, PM of Vietnam (1952-53), dies
1990 - Renate Rubinstein, author/columnist (Tamar), dies
Author Roald DahlAuthor Roald Dahl (1990) 1990 - Roald Dahl, British short story author (Sweet Mystery of Life), dies at 74
1991 - Ken Uehara, actor (Honolulu-Tokyo), dies of heart failure at 82
1991 - Klaus Kinski, actor (Android, Little Drummer Girl), dies at 65
1992 - Ray Acuff, country singer (Wahbash Cannonball), dies
1992 - Rita Corday, actress (Dick Tracy vs Cueball), dies at 68
1992 - Thelma Orloff, entertainer, dies of kidney failure at 76
1993 - Gerarda "Meik" Rueter, sculptor, dies at 89
1993 - Tatiana Nikolajeva, Russian pianist (Bach), dies at 69
1994 - Eldero L D Williams, tenor saxophonist, dies at 70
1994 - Erick Frederick Hawkins, US dancer/wed to Martha Graham, dies at 85
1994 - Tommy Boyce, US songwriter (Be My Guest), commits suicide at 55
1994 - William Donald Campbell, diarist/Ornithologist, dies at 89
1994 - Art Barr, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
1995 - Frank Hammond, tennis umpire, dies of ALS at 66
1995 - Junior Walker, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 64
1995 - Louis Malle, film director (Pretty Baby), dies at 63
1995 - Jr. Walker, American musician (b. 1931)
1996 - Art Porter, saxophonist, dies at 35
1996 - George Nicholas, cartoon animator, dies at 85
1996 - Mohamed Amin, cameraman, dies at 53
1996 - Ralph Tubbs, architect, dies at 84
1996 - Sayed Idries Shah, thinker, dies at 72
2001 - O.C. Smith, American singer (b. 1932)
2001 - Mary Whitehouse,'Clean up TV' campaigner
2001 - Bo Belinsky, American baseball player (b. 1936)
2002 - Roberto Matta, Chilean painter (b. 1911)
2004 - Pete Franklin, American talk radio host (b. 1928)
2005 - Frank Gatski, American football player (b. 1919)
2005 - Constance Cummings, American-born British actress (b. 1910)
2006 - Nick Clarke, English radio presenter (b. 1948)
2006 - Betty Comden, American lyricist (b. 1917)
2006 - Alexander Litvinenko, Russian spy (b. 1962)
2006 - Philippe Noiret, French actor (b. 1930)
2006 - Anita O'Day, American singer (b. 1919)
2006 - Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922)
2007 - Joe Kennedy, American baseball player (b. 1979)
2007 - Óscar Carmelo Sánchez, Bolivian footballer (b. 1971)
2007 - Pat Walsh, New Zealand rugby union footballer (b. 1936)
2010 - Ingrid Pitt, Polish-born British actress (b. 1937)
2010 - Joyce Howard, British film actress (b. 1922)
2010 - James Tyler, American musicologist and author (b. 1940)
2011 - Oscar Griffin Jr, American journalist and 1963 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 78
2011 - Jim Rathmann, 1960 Indianapolis 500 winner, dies at 83
2012 - Larry Hagman, American actor, dies from complications from throat cancer at 81

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