Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Saturday 20th December 2014

Deaths 1 - 116 of 116

217 - Pope Zephyrinus
860 - King Ethelbald of Wessex
910 - Alfonso III the Great, King of Leon, Galicia and Asturias, dies
1022 - Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)
1073 - Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies
1355 - Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies
1494 - Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet
1524 - Thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician
1539 - Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer
1590 - Ambroise Paré, French physician (b. 1510)
1632 - Nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed
1676 - John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, dies at 76
1679 - Johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75
1722 - Kangxi Emperor of China (b. 1654)
1723 - Augustus Quirinus Rivinus (b. 1652)
1740 - Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon, English military officer and statesman (b. 1675)
1749 - Pakubuwono II, susuhunan of Mataram Java, dies
1768 - Carlo Innocenzio Maria Frugoni, Italian poet (b. 1692)
1783 - Antonio Francisco Jawer Jose Soler, Sp composer (Fandango), dies at 54
1793 - Joseph Legros, composer, dies at 54
1798 - Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector, dies at 72
1799 - David Traugott Nicolai, composer, dies at 66
1812 - Sacagawea, Shoshone interpreter for Lewis & Clark, dies
1815 - Giovanni Meli, Sicilian poet (Buccolica), dies at 75
1819 - Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis, composer, dies at 50
1821 - Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer, dies at 75
1856 - Francesco Bentivegna, Italian revolutionary (b. 1820)
1862 - Robert Knox Scottish surgeon, anatomist and zoologist
1875 - Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/writer (Povesti), dies at 75
1876 - Hannah Omish, at 12 is youngest ever hanged in US
1903 - Gavriil Musicescu, composer, dies at 56
1909 - Benjamin Ipavec, composer, dies at 79
1916 - Manuel Giro, composer, dies at 68
1916 - William Wallace Gilchrist, composer, dies at 70
1917 - Lucien Petit-Breton, Argentine-French cyclist (b. 1882)
1921 - Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German general (b. 1850)
1929 - Emile Loubet, French premier (1892)/president (1899-1906), dies at 90
1935 - Martin O'Meara, Australian soldier (b. 1882)
1936 - Baron De Borchgrave, Belgian ambassador, murdered in Madrid
1937 - Erich Ludendorff, German general (WW I), dies at 72
1938 - Annie Armstrong, American missionary leader (b. 1850)
1939 - Hans Langsdorff, German capt (Graaf Spee), commits suicide
1941 - Igor Severyanin, Russian poet (b. 1887)
1942 - Jean Gilbert, [Max Winterfield], German composer, dies at 63
1944 - Abbas Hilmi II, viceroy of Egypt (1892-1914), dies at 70
1945 - Charles Eady, cricketer (Tasmanian player for Aust 1896-1901), dies
1948 - C Aubrey Smith, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 85
1948 - Ladha Ramji, cricketer (bro of Amar Singh, Test Ind 1933-34), dies
1953 - Henry Horatio Dixon, Irish Biologist (cohesion-tension theory in plants), dies at 84
1954 - Emilis Melngailis, composer, dies at 80
1954 - James Hilton, English author (Lost Horizon), dies at 54
1956 - Ramon Carrillo, Argentine neuroscientist and Public Health minister (b. 1906)
Playwright Moss HartPlaywright Moss Hart (1961) 1961 - Moss Hart, American dramatist (You can't take it with you), dies at 57
1961 - Earle Page, eleventh Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1880)
1962 - Erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer, dies at 68
1962 - Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer, dies at 75
1963 - Paul Constantinescu, composer, dies at 54
1965 - Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist, dies at 73
1968 - Bax Brod, composer, dies at 84
1968 - John Steinbeck, author (Grapes of Wrath, Nobel Prize 1940, 1962), dies at 66
1968 - Max Brod, writer, dies at 84
Author John SteinbeckAuthor John Steinbeck (1968) 1971 - Roy O Disney, Brother of Walt, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 78
1973 - Bobby Darin, singer (Mack the Knife), dies of heart failure at 37
1973 - Luis Carrero Blanco, PM of Spain (1973), assassinated by ETA
1974 - Andre Jolivet, French composer (L'eunuque), dies at 69
1975 - Vincent Lopez, orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 76
1975 - William Lundigan, Syracuse NY, actor (Climax), dies at 61
1976 - Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chicago), dies at 74
1976 - Walter Fitzgerald, actor (Adv of Sadie, Fallen Idol), dies at 80
1981 - Dimitris Rontiris, Greek actor and director (b. 1899)
1982 - Artur Rubinstein, pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva at 95
1984 - Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1946)
1986 - Joe DeSa, American baseball player (b. 1959)
1988 - Max Robinson, 1st African American network (ABC) TV anchor, dies of AIDS at 49
1988 - Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian television pioneer (b. 1908)
1989 - Audrey Christie, actress (Splendor in the Grass), dies at 77
1991 - Andries D Copier, Dutch glass designer (Guild glass), dies
1991 - Fop[pe] I Brouwer, biologist (Everything That Lives & Grows), dies
1991 - Helene Heigh, actress (Undercover Woman, Teen Age Thunder), dies at 86
1991 - Sam Rabin, speaker of house, dies at 88
1991 - Stephen Birnbaum, US tourism writer, dies at 54
1991 - Thomas Newman, actor/composer (Cape Fear), dies of heart attack at 60
1991 - Walter Chiari, actor (Girl Under Sheet), dies of heart attack at 67
1991 - Simone Beck, French chef (b. 1904)
1991 - Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (b. 1942)
1993 - Moses Gunn, actor (Shaft), dies at 64
1993 - Sam Wanamaker, actor (Pvt Benjamin), dies from cancer at 74
1993 - W Edwards Deming, US economist (helped Japan after WW II), dies at 93
1994 - Dean Rusk, US Sect of State (1961-69), dies at 85
1994 - J C "Jody" Bateman, fiddler, dies at 75
1995 - John Henry Jacques, co-operative retailer, dies at 90
1995 - Madge Sinclair, actress (Star Trek IV, Conrack, Convoy), dies at 55
1996 - Amata Kabua, Pres of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies
1996 - Carl Sagan, scientist (Contact), dies at 62
1996 - Roger Peacock), writer, dies at 76
1997 - Dawn Steel, film maker (When Harry Met Sally), dies at 51
1997 - Denise Levertov, poet, dies at 74
1997 - Vincent Ciccone, inventor (Blow-Pops candy), dies at 81
1998 - Irene Hervey, American actress (b. 1910)
1998 - Chester P. Lyons, Canadian naturalist and author (b. 1915)
1999 - Hank Snow, Canadian singer (b. 1914)
1999 - Riccardo Freda, Italian film director (b. 1909)
2000 - Mirza Ghulam Hafiz, Bangladesh statesman, politician, and philanthropist (b. 1920)
2001 - Foster Brooks, American actor and comedian (b. 1912)
2001 - Léopold Sédar Senghor, first President of Senegal (b. 1906)
2005 - Maniam Moorthy, Malaysian climber
2006 - Shi Yuejun, Chinese serial killer
2007 - Nataline Sarkisyan, American medical patient (b. 1990)
2009 - Jack Hixon, English football talent scout (b. 1921)
2009 - Brittany Murphy, American actress (b. 1977)
2009 - Arnold Stang, American comic actor (b. 1918)
2009 - Mairoon Ali, Trinidadian comedienne and actress (b. 1954)
2010 - Brian Hanrahan, British journalist (b. 1949)
2010 - Steve Landesberg, American actor and comedian (b. 1945)
2010 - James R. Mann, American attorney and politician (b. 1920)
2012 - Jimmy McCracklin, American pianist, dies from diabetes and hypertension at 91

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