Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Monday 22nd December 2014

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69 - Aulus Vitellius, Roman Emperor for 8 months, executed by the troops of his successor Vespasian in Rome
1100 - Duke Bretislaus II of Bohemia
1337 - Daito Kokushi, leader of O-To-Kan Rinzai school in Japan, dies at 54
1419 - John XXIII, [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15), dies
1440 - Bluebeard, pirate, executed
1550 - Richard Plantagenet (Richard of Eastwell) possibly a son of Richard III
1603 - Mehmed III, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1566) Reigned 1595-1603.
1646 - Peter Mogila, Orthodox Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia (b. 1596)
1660 - André Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (b. 1612)
1668 - Stephen Day, 1st British colonial printer, dies
1681 - Richard Alleine, English Puritan clergyman (b. 1611)
1708 - Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (b. 1681)
1721 - Nathaniel Hawes, tortured & executed in England for robbery
1723 - Jacques Basnage, French/Dutch historian/vicar, dies at 70
1738 - Jean-Joseph Mouret, composer, dies at 56
1738 - Constantia Jones, British prostitute (executed)
1745 - Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer, dies at 66
1767 - John Newberry, English publisher, dies
1788 - Percivall Pott, English physician and surgeon (b. 1714)
1797 - Giovanni Marco Rutini, composer, dies at 74
1806 - William Vernon, American merchant (b. 1719)
1815 - Jose Maria Morelos, Mexican revolutionary priest executed by Spaniards
1828 - Rachel Jackson, wife of 7th US President Andrew Jackson, dies of heart failure
1828 - William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist (b. 1766)
1832 - Ishmail Spicer, composer, dies at 72
1863 - Michael Corcoran, Union brig-general, dies at 36
1867 - Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician (kinematics), dies at 79
1873 - Charles Lenox Remond, African American Orator and abolitionist dies aged 63
1874 - Johann Peter Pixis, composer, dies at 86
1875 - Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer, dies at 75
1880 - George Eliot [Mary Anne Evans], Victorian novelist (Adam Bede), dies on 61st birthday
1893 - Benedikt Randhartinger, composer, dies at 91
1893 - Johann Czerski, German chaplain, dies at 80
1899 - Dwight L Moody, US evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement), dies
1902 - Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist, dies at 62
1908 - Marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44
1913 - Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913), dies at 69
1917 - Francesca Saveria Cabrini, US saint/patron of immigrant, dies at 67
1918 - Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author/mayor/painter, dies at 83
1923 - Arthur H Bird, composer, dies at 67
1937 - Daito Kokushi, Zen founder of Daitokuji, dies in Kyoto at 55
1939 - Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer/composer, dies at 53
1940 - Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37
1941 - Leopoldo Mugnone, composer, dies at 83
1942 - Franz Boas, German anthropologist (b. 1858)
Children's Author Beatrix PotterChildren's Author Beatrix Potter (1943) 1943 - Beatrix Potter, English children's writer and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit") dies aged 77
1944 - Antoine Mariotte, composer, dies on 69th birthday
1944 - Harry Langdon, US comic/director (Heart Trouble), dies at 60
1945 - Otto Neurath, Austrian/British philosopher, dies at 63
1947 - Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (b. 1902)
1950 - Julius Weismann, composer, dies at 70
1950 - Walter Johannes Damrosch, composer, dies at 88
1951 - Powell Weaver, composer, dies at 61
1955 - Len Braund, cricketer (23 Tests for England 987 runs 47 wkts), dies
1958 - Fjodor W Gladkow, Russian author (Cement), dies at 75
1959 - Gilda Gray, actress (Piccadilly), dies of heart attack at 60
1964 - Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer, dies at 66
1965 - Al Ritz, actor (Gorilla, Hi Ya Chum), dies at 62
1965 - Richard Dimbleby, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1913)
1967 - Lee Krieger, actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini), dies at 48
1968 - Louise Granville, entertainer, dies of influenza at 73
1969 - Donald Foster, actor (Herbert Johnson-Hazel), dies at 80
1969 - Ilse Steppat, actress (Invisible Terror), dies at 52
1969 - Josef von Sternberg, Austrian director (Shanghai Express), dies at 75
1971 - Godfried Jan Arnold Bomans, Dutch writer (Eric), dies at 58
1971 - Renee Evans, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 63
1973 - Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer, dies at 87
1973 - Irna Phillips, creator of 5 TV soap operas, dies at 72
1974 - Fosco Giachetti, entertainer, dies at 70
1974 - Lorraine Gauguin, entertainer, dies at 50
1974 - Richard Long, actor (Prof-Nanny & Professor), dies at 47
1977 - Johann Nepomuk David, composer, dies at 82
1979 - Darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77
1980 - Dick Kallman, actor (Hank Dearborn-Hank), murdered at 47
1985 - D. Boon, American singer and guitarist (The Minutemen) (b. 1958)
1986 - Celius Dougherty, composer, dies at 84
1987 - Alice Terry, [Taaffe], actress (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), dies
1987 - Leonidas Zoras, composer, dies at 82
1988 - Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies
Environmentalist Chico MendesEnvironmentalist Chico Mendes (1988) 1988 - Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental activist and rubber tapper, assassinated at 44 by rancher Darcy Alves
1989 - Samuel Beckett, Irish/French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83
1990 - Cecil Effinger, composer, dies at 76
1990 - Helene Stanley, actress (Carnival Story, Roar of the Crowd), dies
1991 - Ernst Krenek, Austrian/US composer (Orpheus & Eurydike), dies at 91
1992 - Frederick W Franz, CEO (Watch Tower), dies at 99
1993 - Alexander Mackendrick, director (Whiskey Galore!), dies at 81
1993 - Don DeFore, actor (George Baxter-Hazel), dies of cardiac arrest at 76
Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel BeckettPlaywright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett (1989) 1995 - Butterfly McQueen, actress (Gone With the Wind), dies in a fire at 84
1995 - James Meade, English economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (b. 1907)
1996 - Hetta Empson, artist, dies at 81
1997 - Dawn Steel, producer/pres (Col TriStar), dies of brain tumor at 51
1997 - Douglas Ranger, surgeon, dies at 81
1997 - Hugh Edward Conway Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford, dies at 67
1997 - John Pinkerton, compuer scientist, dies at 78
1997 - Johnny Coles, trumpeter, dies at 71
1997 - Juzo Itami, Japanese director, commits suicide at 64
1998 - Michelle Thomas, American actress (b. 1969)
2002 - Desmond Hoyte, President of Guyana (b. 1929)
2003 - Dave Dudley, American singer (b. 1928)
2004 - Doug Ault, American baseball player (b. 1950)
2006 - Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (b. 1960)
2006 - Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer (b. 1919)
2006 - Dennis Linde, American songwriter (b. 1943)
2007 - Adrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (b. 1932)
2009 - Albert Scanlon, English footballer (b. 1935)
2009 - Luis Francisco Cuéllar, Colombian politician (b. 1940)
2010 - Fred Foy, American radio and television announcer (b. 1921)
2012 - Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter, dies at 88
2013 - Ed Herrmann, American baseball player, dies from prostate cancer at 67

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