Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Thursday 29th January 2015

Deaths 1 - 114 of 114

969 - Peter, tsar of Bulgaria (927-69), dies
1240 - Pelagio Galvani, Cardinal-Bishop of Albano (b. va. 1165)
1342 - Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (b. 1279)
1559 - Thomas Pope, English politician, benefactor, dies at about 52
1597 - Elias Ammerbach, German organist (b. 1530)
1608 - Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1557)
1647 - Francis Meres, English writer (b. 1565)
1663 - Robert Sanderson, Bishop of Lincoln (1660-63), dies
1676 - Tsar Alexis I of Russia (b. 1629)
1678 - Jeronimo Lobo, Portuguese Jesuit missionary (b. 1593)
1696 - Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89), dies
1706 - Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and courtier (b. 1638)
1737 - George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (b. 1666)
1743 - Andre Hercule Fleury, French cardinal (1726-43), dies
1763 - Louis Racine, French poet (b. 1692)
1814 - Johann G Fichte, German philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre), dies at 51
1820 - King George III of the United Kingdom (b. 1738). Reigned 1760-1820.
1824 - Louise MC countess of Albany, Henegouws salon owner, dies at 71
1829 - Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (b. 1755)
1837 - Aleksandr Pushkin, poet/novelist (Golden Cockeral), killed in a duel
1859 - Seth Thomas, American Manufacturer and pioneer in the mass production of clocks, dies at 73
1870 - Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1797)
1871 - Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, French Canadian writer and Seigneur (b. 1786)
1879 - Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80
1888 - Edward Lear, poet/author, dies at 75
1899 - Alfred Sisley, painter, dies
1899 - Robert J Fruin, Dutch historian (80-year war), dies at 75
1906 - Christaan IX, King of Denmark (1893-1906), dies
1910 - Edouard Rod, French/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), dies at 52
1912 - Hermann Bang, writer, dies at 54
1916 - Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvils, composer, dies at 62
1917 - Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75
1921 - Billy Gunn, cricket (score 392 runs for Eng including a century), dies
1924 - Joseph Ludwig, composer, dies at 79
1928 - Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig/field marshal (WW I), dies at 66
1933 - Sara Teasdale, American poet (b. 1884)
1934 - Fritz Haber, German chemist (Nobel 1918), dies at 65
1941 - Ioannis Metaxas, Greek gen/dictator (1936-41), commits suicide at 69
1942 - Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer, dies at 92
1944 - William Allen White, US journalist (Emporia Gazette), dies at 75
1946 - Harry L Hopkins, US min of Business (Loan & Lease law), dies at 55
1946 - Sidney James Jones, composer, dies at 84
1947 - Fred Barratt, cricket (5 wkts at 47 in 5 Tests for Eng 1929-30), dies
1948 - Tomislav II of Croatia, 4th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (b. 1900)
1950 - Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1885)
1951 - James Bridie, [Osborne Henry Mavor], dramatist, dies
1951 - Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (b. 1880)
1955 - Hans Hedtoft, premier of Denmark (1947.. 55), dies at 51
Journalist and Critic H. L. MenckenJournalist and Critic H. L. Mencken (1956) 1956 - H[enry] L[ouis] Mencken, US essayist/critic (Smart Set), dies at 75
1960 - Louis Jean Heydt, actor (Joe-Waterfront), dies at 54
1962 - Fritz Kreisler, Austria/US violinist/composer, dies at 86
1963 - Robert Frost, American poet (New Hampshire, 4 Pulitzers), dies at 88
1964 - Alan Ladd, actor (Shane), dies at 50 in Palm Springs Calif
1965 - John Larkin, actor (Saints & Sinners, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 52
1965 - Michael Spisak, composer, dies at 50
1966 - Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84
Poet Robert FrostPoet Robert Frost (1963) 1966 - Pierre Mercure, composer, dies at 38
1967 - Wlodzimierz Pozniak, composer, dies at 62
1968 - Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies
1970 - Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian, dies at 74
1973 - Johannes Paul Thilman, composer, dies at 67
1973 - Ludwig Stossel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 89
1976 - Michael Gwynn, actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies at 59
1977 - E P "Buster" Nupen, cricketer (50 wickets for S Af, lost eye), dies
1977 - Freddie Prinze, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 22
1978 - Tim McCoy, actor (Arizona Bound), dies at 86
1980 - Antonio Molina, composer, dies at 85
1980 - Jimmy Durante, comedian (Palooka, Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
1981 - Cozy Cole, rocker (Topsy Part II), dies
1984 - Frances Goodrich, (Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 93 of lung cancer
1986 - Leif Erickson, actor (John-High Chaparral), dies at 74
1987 - Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, composer, dies at 73
1988 - Bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide
1988 - James R Killian Jr, MIT pres (1948-59), dies at 83
1988 - Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 46
1989 - Halina Konopacka, Polish athlete (b. 1900)
1991 - Yasushi Inoue, Japanese historian, dies
1992 - Willie Dixon, blues composer (I'm a Man, Backdoor Man), dies at 76
1993 - Hank Werba, [Herman Werblowski], US journalist (Variety), dies at 79
1993 - Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies
1994 - Jevgeni P Leonov, Russian actor (Gori, Moja Zvezda), dies at 67
1994 - Nick Cravat [Nicholas Cuccia], American actor (Gremlin-Twilight Zone), dies of lung cancer at 81
1994 - Ulrike Maier, olympic skier, breaks neck during world cup skiing at 26
1995 - Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist (Rhodesia), dies at 88
1995 - Chris de Marigny, painter/designer, dies at 52
1995 - Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect, dies at 69
1995 - Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympics-gold-1948), dies at 77
1995 - Richard Desborough Burnell, oarsman, dies at 77
1996 - Jack Sutherland, journalist, dies at 79
1996 - John Terence Reese, bridge master, dies at 82
1997 - Eric Schneider, murderer of 2 teachers, executed in MO at 35
1997 - Louis Pauwels, writer/editor, dies at 76
1997 - Osvaldo Soriano, writer, dies at 54
1998 - Joseph Alioto, mayor of San Francisco (b. 1916)
1999 - Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (b. 1918)
2002 - Dick "Night Train" Lane, American football player (b. 1928)
2002 - Harold Russell, Canadian-born actor (b. 1914)
2003 - Frank Moss, American politician (b. 1911)
2004 - M. M. Kaye, British writer (b. 1908)
2004 - Janet Frame, New Zealand writer (b. 1924)
2005 - Eric Griffiths, Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)
2005 - Ephraim Kishon, Israeli satirst (b. 1924)
2007 - Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 2003)
2007 - Dia Abdul Zahra Kadim, Iraqi extremist leader (b. 1970)
2008 - Raymond Jacobs, American soldier (b. 1925)
2008 - Philippe Khorsand, French actor (b. 1948)
2009 - Hélio Gracie, Brazilian martial artist (b. 1913)
2009 - John Martyn, Scottish singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
2009 - Bill Frindall, English cricket scorer and statistician (b. 1939)
NFL Sportscaster Tom BrookshierNFL Sportscaster Tom Brookshier (2010) 2010 - Tom Brookshier, American football player and sportscaster, dies of cancer at 78
2012 - Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Italian politician, dies at 93
2012 - Camilla Williams, American operatic soprano, dies at 92
2013 - Frank Hahn, British economist, dies at 87
2014 - Ashutosh Mahara, Indian spiritual leader and founder of the Divine Light Awakening Mission, which claims 30 million followers, dies at 68

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