Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Tuesday 30th September 2014

Deaths 1 - 101 of 101

420 - Saint Jerome, translator of the Vulgate Bible
653 - Saint Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury
739 - P'u-chi Ho-shang Tao-chao, Northern Ch'an Line Zen teacher, dies
1101 - Anselm IV, Archbishop of Milan
1246 - Yaroslav II of Russia (b. 1191)
1351 - Muso Soseki, Zen teacher/Rinzai line/head of Nanzenji, dies in Japan
1440 - Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn, English soldier and politician
1487 - John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1400)
1551 - Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (b. 1507)
1560 - Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (b. 1525)
1572 - Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía and Jesuit priest, dies at 61
1581 - Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (b. 1518)
1612 - Ercole Bottrigari, composer, dies at 81
1626 - Nurhaci, Manchurian chief (b. 1559)
1628 - Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
1630 - John Billington, murderer, 1st American execution, hanged
1712 - Johann Michael Zacher, composer, dies at 61
1716 - Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer, dies at 62
1755 - Francesco Durante, composer, dies at 71
1770 - Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, English politician and diplomat
1770 - George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (b. 1714)
1772 - James Brindley, English engineer (b. 1716)
1803 - Charles Broche, composer, dies at 51
1811 - Thomas Percy, English bishop of Dromore, dies at 82
1819 - Nicolas Roze, composer, dies at 74
1862 - Isaac Peace Rodman, banker/Union brig-gen, dies of injury at about 40
1865 - Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (b. 1800)
1877 - Toohoolhoolzote, prophet of Nez Perce indians, dies in battle
1884 - Louis Lacombe, composer, dies at 65
1885 - Maria J Small-Gartmann, actress, dies at 60
1888 - Catherine Eddowes, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
1888 - Elizabeth Stride, Long Liz, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
1891 - Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (b. 1837)
1897 - St Therese of Lisieux, Roman Catholic saint and mystic (b. 1873)
1904 - Sigurd Lie, composer, dies at 33
1910 - Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)
1912 - Mary Frances Allitsen, composer, dies at 63
1921 - Oskar Panizza, writer, dies at 77
1922 - Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 64
1925 - Philip Hutchinson, cricketer (2 Tests for S Afr 1889), dies
1929 - Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China), dies
1940 - Walter Kollo, composer, dies at 62
1943 - Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (b. 1864)
First Lady of the United States Edith RooseveltFirst Lady of the United States Edith Roosevelt (1948) 1948 - Edith Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, dies at 87
1952 - Waldorf Astor, House of Lords & Commons/owner of Observer, dies
1954 - Percie Charlton, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies
1955 - James Dean, actor (Rebel Without a Cause), dies in a car crash at age 24
1955 - Michael Chekhov, actor (Rhapsody, Abie's Irish Rose), dies at 64
1958 - Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph-stipulation), dies at 79
1959 - John H Kliegl, developer of Klieg light, dies at 89
1959 - Taylor Holmes, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 81
Author and Playwright Anton ChekhovAuthor and Playwright Anton Chekhov (1955) 1960 - Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer, dies
1961 - Onésime Gagnon, French Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Québec (b. 1888)
1963 - Arnold Foster, composer, dies at 66
1965 - E[dward] E[lmer] "Doc" Smith, sci-fi author (Triplanetary), dies at 75
1970 - Patrick Aherne, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay), dies at 69
1973 - Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902)
1974 - Carlos Prats, Chilean Constitutionalist General, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor
1976 - Louis Fourestier, composer, dies at 84
1978 - Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), dies at 75
1983 - Freddy Martin, orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin), dies at 76
1983 - William D Elliot, actor (Bernie Loves Bridget, Adam 12), dies at 49
1984 - Ellsworth Bunker, US ambassador (South-Vietnam, dies at 90)
1985 - Charles F Richter, US seismologist (scale of R), dies at 85
1985 - Heleb MacInnes, US spy writer (Affiliate in place), dies at 77
1985 - Simone Signoret, German/French actress (Room at Top, Gina), dies at 64
1987 - Alfred Bester, sci-fi author (Dark Side of Earth), dies at 73
1988 - Joachim Prinz, author/Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), dies at 86
1989 - Virgil Thomson, US composer/critic (4 saints in 3 acts), dies at 92
1990 - Liesbeth de Uyl-of Vessem, feminist/wife of Joop du, dies
1990 - Michel Levis, French cultural anthropologist/writer, dies
1990 - Patrick White, Australian writer (Nobel 1973), dies
1990 - Alice Parizeau, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1930)
1991 - Nancy Welford, entertainer, dies at 87
1993 - Alex Lyon, English Labor Lower house leader (1966-83), dies at 61
1993 - Gordon Douglas, actor/director (Tony Rome), dies of cancer at 85
1993 - Paul Nowee, writer (Arendsoog.. premiejager), dies at 57
1993 - Tony Brafa, actor (Enrico Pallazzo-Naked Gun), dies at 72
1994 - Alex Scott, trainer, Horses, dies at 34
1994 - Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist, dies at 92
1994 - Lina Basquette, actress (Night for Crime, Hard Hombre), dies at 87
1994 - Roberto Viola, Argentine general/president (1981), dies at 69
1995 - Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat, dies at 77
1995 - George Kirby, comedian/impressionist (Pearl Bailey), dies at 71
1996 - Aubrey Brabazon, jockey/trainer, dies at 76
1996 - Elizabeth Gille, writer translator/editor, dies at 59
1996 - Frances Lear, writer, dies at 73
1996 - Kenneth Muir, english scholar, dies at 89
1996 - Udom Patpongsiri, property developer, dies at 79
1997 - Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65
1998 - Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player (b. 1953)
2002 - Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1913)
2002 - Lord Hazlerigg, British peer
2003 - Robert Kardashian, Armenian-American lawyer (b. 1944)
2003 - Yusuf Bey, Black Muslim leader (b. 1935)
2004 - Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan actor (b. 1936)
2004 - Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)
2008 - Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam, Singapore Opposition Leader & former Secretary-General of Singapore's Worker's Party (b. 1926)
2011 - Anwar al-Awlaki, American-born terrorist and islamist militant (b. 1971)
2012 - Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater, dies at 84
2012 - Turhan Bey, Austrian born actor, dies from Parkinson's disease at 90

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