Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Friday 24th October 2014

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996 - Hugo Capet, king of France (987-96), dies at 58
1375 - King Valdemar IV of Denmark (bc. 1320)
1521 - Robert Fayrfax, composer, dies at 57
1537 - Jane Seymour, 3rd wife of Henry VIII, dies
1572 - Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby, English politician (bc. 1508)
1579 - Albrecht V von Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria, dies at 51
1601 - Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer, dies in Prague at 54
1649 - Ferdinand van Boisschot, South Neth diplomat, dies at about 89
1655 - Pierre Gassendi, French philosopher, dies at 63
1667 - Gabriel Metsu, Dutch painter, buried
1667 - Godefroy Wendelin, Flemish astronomer, dies at 87
1669 - William Prynne, English Puritan leader (b. 1600)
1672 - John Webb, English architect (b. 1611)
Astronomer Tycho BraheAstronomer Tycho Brahe (1601) 1679 - Barent Avercamp, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 66
1708 - Kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician
1785 - Jean-Jacques Robson, composer, dies at 64
1789 - Joaquin de Oxinaga, composer, dies at 69
1789 - Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet, dies at 68
1799 - Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, dies at 59
1821 - Elias Boudinot, American President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)
1842 - Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule, dies at 64
American Statesman Daniel WebsterAmerican Statesman Daniel Webster (1852) 1852 - Daniel Webster, lawyer/speaker/minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 70
1860 - Elie Decazes, French Bourbon Restoration politician, dies at 80
1864 - James Jay Archer, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 46
1869 - Joseph Jackson Lister, British optician who perfected the optical microscope by designing the achromatic objective lens, dies at 83
1875 - Raffaello Carboni, Italian writer
1897 - Francis Turner Palgrave, poet/editor (Golden Treasury), dies at 73
1898 - Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (b. 1824)
1901 - Paul Henrion, composer, dies at 82
1902 - Vladislav Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 69
1912 - Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Zeesterre), dies at 83
1915 - Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (b. 1828)
1918 - Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86
1922 - George Cadbury, British chocolate and cocoa manufacturer (b. 1839)
1925 - Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Lusy), dies at 56
1929 - Peter J Blok, Dutch historian, dies at 74
1930 - Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor/director (Dr Faustus), dies at 26
1931 - Murray Bisset, cricketer (S Afr)/Chief Justice of Rhodesia, dies
1938 - Ernst Barlach, writer, dies at 68
1940 - Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74
1940 - Pierre Weiss, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism) dies at 75
1942 - Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (1 Test England 1921, 1 run, 1 catch), dies
1943 - Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (b. 1912)
1944 - Lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54
1944 - Louis Renault, French automobile manufacturer (b. 1877)
1945 - Robert Ley, German nazi, commits suicide
1945 - Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian Min of Defense/PM (1942-45), executed at 58
1948 - Franz Lehar, Austrian/Hungarian composer (Wiener Frauen), dies at 78
1949 - Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer, dies at 70
1952 - Frederick Jacobi, composer, dies at 61
1953 - Ernest Irving, composer, dies at 74
1955 - Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, British Anthropologist (Structural Functionalism and studies of Andaman Islanders and Australian Aborigines), dies at 74
1956 - Henry Nicholas Ridley, British botanist (Malay Peninsula rubber industry), dies at 100
1958 - Esther Delterne, Flemish actress/revue-artists, dies at 81
1958 - Martin Fallas Shaw, composer, dies at 83
1963 - Beverly Wills, actress (Beverly-I Married Joan), dies at 29
1966 - Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1896)
1967 - Lyle Latell, actor (Not of the Earth, Sky Dragon), dies at 63
1969 - Otto Jochum, composer, dies at 71
1970 - Richard Hofstadter, US historian, dies at 54
1971 - Carl Ruggles, US composer (Evocations), dies at 95
1971 - Chuck Hughes, Detroit Lion collapses during game & later, dies
1971 - Fernand Quinet, Belgian composer/conductor (Guerre), dies at 73
Baseball Player Jackie RobinsonBaseball Player Jackie Robinson (1972) 1972 - Jackie Robinson, 1st black baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53
1973 - Jack Iverson, cricketer (5 Tests 21 wickets S1024 15 23), dies
1974 - David Oistrach, Russian violinist, dies at 65
1975 - Ismail Erez, Turkish ambassador, killed by car bomb in Paris
1975 - Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian (b. 1888)
1976 - Richard Sturzenegger, composer, dies at 70
1980 - Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30
1981 - Deborah Baltzell, actress (Karen-I'm a Big Girl Now), dies at 25
1982 - James Philbrook, actor (Islanders, Investigators), dies at 58
1983 - Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35
1984 - Edith Massey, actress (Polyester, Pink Flamingos), dies at 66
1984 - Walter Woolf King, actor/TV host (Lights Cameras Action), dies at 85
1985 - Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver (b. 1941)
1985 - Maurice Roy, Archbishop of Quebec, (b. 1905)
1987 - Constantin Alajalov, Russian artist, dies at 86
1991 - Gene Roddenberry, creator (Star Trek), dies of cardiac arrest at 70
1991 - Leon Clements, journalist (Interlijnen), dies at 43
1992 - Alexander V Van de Wall Bake, staff leader/gov KMA Breda, dies
1992 - Laurie Colwin, novelist (Happy All the Time), dies at 48
1993 - Ben Scholtens, historian (Gaama Duumi), murdered at 39
1993 - Desmond Nuttall, English theorist, dies at 49
1993 - Tonino Nardi, Italian cinematographer (Porte Manifest), dies at 54
1994 - Alexandr Nikolaievich Shelepin, dir of KGB (1958-61), dies
1994 - Gamini Dissanayake, Sri Lankain presidential candidate, murdered
1994 - Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), dies of stroke at 54
1995 - Emile Jonassaint, president of Haiti (1994), dies at 82
1995 - Ronald Selby Wright, minister, dies at 87
1996 - Arthur Axmann, head of Hitler Youths in (1940-45), dies at 83
1996 - Bruce Matthews, newspaper executive, dies at 71
1996 - Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, diplomat, dies at 96
1996 - Roderick Barclay, diplomat, dies at 87
1996 - Sid Pye, drummer, dies at 55
1997 - Don Messick, cartoon voice (Astro-Jetsons, Bamm Bamm), dies at 62
2001 - Wolf Rüdiger Hess, German neo-Nazi (b. 1937)
2002 - Herman Gaviria, Colombian football player (b. 1969)
2002 - Winton M. Blount, United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)
2002 - Harry Hay, American activist (b. 1912)
2003 - Rosie Nix Adams, Stepdaughter of Johnny Cash (b. 1958)
2003 - Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K., dies from cancer of the stomach at 70
2004 - Randy Dorton, American race car crew member (b. 1954)
2004 - Ricky Hendrick, American race car team owner (b. 1980)
2004 - James Cardinal Hickey, American Catholic archbishop (b. 1920)
2005 - José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
2005 - Robert Sloman, writer (b. 1926)
Civil Rights Activist Rosa ParksCivil Rights Activist Rosa Parks (2005) 2005 - Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist, dies of natural causes at 92
2005 - Immanuel C.Y. Hsu, scholar of modern Chinese intellectual and diplomatic history (b. 1923)
2005 - Mokarrameh Ghanbari, Iranian painter (b. 1928)
2006 - Enolia McMillan, American civil rights activist (b. 1904)
2006 - William Montgomery Watt, Islamic studies scholar, orientalist and historian (b. 1909)
2007 - Petr Eben, Czech organ composer (b. 1929)
2007 - Alisher Saipov, Kyrgyz journalist
2007 - Ian Middleton, New Zealand novelist (b. 1928)
2008 - Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
2010 - Lamont Johnson, American television director (b. 1922)
2010 - Joseph Stein, American playwright (b. 1912)
2012 - Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player, dies at 94

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