Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Wednesday 28th January 2015

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814 - Charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71
1061 - Duke Spytihněv II of Bohemia (b. 1031)
1119 - Gelasius II, [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies
1256 - Willem II, earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22
1271 - Isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247)
1393 - Earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball in Paris
1443 - Robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France
1528 - Philips of Cleve, ruler of Ravenstein, dies
1547 - Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47), dies at 55
1549 - Elia Levita, German-Yiddish writer (Habachur), dies at about 80
1560 - John a Lasco, [John Laski], Polish nobleman/reformed theologist, dies
1596 - Francis Drake, English pirate, Admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (Porto Bello West Indies), dies of dysentery at 50
Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis DrakeVice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake (1596) 1606 - Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar, dies at 85
1612 - Thomas Bodley, diplomat/founder (Bodleian Library), dies
1621 - Pope Paul V, [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21), dies at 68
1672 - Pierre Séguier, Chancellor of France (b. 1588)
1681 - Richard Allestree, English royalist churchman (b. 1619)
1687 - Johannes Hevelius, astronomer (star cataloger), dies on 76th birthday
1697 - John Fenwick, English conspirator
1754 - Ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69
1768 - John Wainwright, composer, dies at 44
1782 - Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84
1810 - Andrew Hofer, Tyrolian rebel against French & Bavarians, shot dead
1813 - Jan Joseph Rosler, composer, dies at 41
1817 - Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen, composer, dies at 55
1829 - William Burke, murderer/body snatcher, executed in Edinburgh
1829 - Thomas Tredgold, Railway Engineer and Carpenter, dies at 40
1832 - Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (b. 1769)
1838 - Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [NS]
1859 - Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1782)
1864 - Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (b. 1799)
1868 - Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Witiko), commits suicide at 62
1869 - Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, composer, dies at 72
1873 - Henry Hugo Pierson, composer, dies at 57
1895 - Francois Certain de Canrobert, French marshal, dies at 85
1896 - Joseph Barnby, composer, dies at 57
1898 - Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer, dies at 74
1903 - Augusta Mary Anne Holmes, composer, dies at 55
1903 - Jean Robert Planquette, composer, dies at 54
1910 - Jose Garcia Robles, composer, dies at 74
1912 - Gustave de Molinari, Belgian economist (b. 1819)
1915 - Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (b. 1846)
World War I Soldier & Poet John McCraeWorld War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae (1918) 1918 - John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician/soldier, dies of pneumonia at 45
1924 - Simon Abramsz, Dutch writer (Artist book), dies at 56
1930 - Clarence Skelton Wimble, cricket (score pair in Test for S Af), dies
1932 - Franz Xavier Arens, composer, dies at 75
1933 - Theodor Birt [Beatus Rhenanus], German classicist/writer, dies at 80
1935 - Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer, dies at 75
1937 - Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (b. 1862)
1938 - Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver, dies at 28
1938 - John Sharp, cricketer (England bat 1909, also soccer intl), dies
1939 - William Butler Yeats, Irish poet (Nobel), dies in France at 73
1942 - Pablo Luna y Carne, composer, dies at 61
1945 - Philip "Felix" Bekkers, actor (We Go on Trip), dies at 37
1947 - Reynaldo Hahn, composer, dies at 72
1949 - Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer, dies at 62
1950 - Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (b. 1883)
1951 - Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, president of Finland (b.1867)
1953 - James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1876)
1953 - Derek Bentley (b. 1933) (executed)
1957 - Fred Stein, TV panelist (Live Begins at 80), dies at 88
1959 - Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73
1959 - Viktor Joseph Keldorfer, composer, dies at 85
1960 - Jacques de Menasce, composer, dies at 54
1960 - Zora Neale Hurston, American author, dies at 69
1963 - Jean Felix Piccard, swiss explorer, dies on his 79th birthday
1963 - Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (b. 1884)
1965 - Jef van Durme, composer, dies at 57
1965 - Johan Fiolet, Dutch actor/director, dies at 63
1965 - Tich Freeman, cricket (3776 FC wickets leg-spin, 304 in 1928), dies
1965 - Maxime Weygand, French soldier (b. 1867)
1967 - Stanley Coen, cricket (2 Tests for S Af, hs 41 not out, avg 50), dies
1970 - Tommy Andrews (Aust) 16 Tests 1921-26, cricketer (592 runs), dies
1971 - Donald Winnicott, British psychoanalyst (b. 1896)
1972 - Adriaan B "Jaap" Wagemaker, Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
1973 - John Banner, actor (Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), dies on 62nd birthday
1974 - Dino Buzzati, writer, dies at 67
1975 - Ola Raknes, Norwegian psychoanalyst and philologist (b. 1887)
1976 - Chris Kenner, rocker (I Like it Like That), dies
1977 - Burt Mustin, actor (All in the Family, Andy Griffith Show), dies at 92
1979 - Eileen Shanahan, Irish Poet (b. 1901)
1983 - Billy Fury, actor (That'll Be the Day), dies at 42 of heart failure
1983 - Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1890)
1984 - John Macvane, newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71
1986 - Christa McAuliffe, astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
1986 - Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast, dies in Challenger disaster
1986 - Francis R Scobee, Wash, USAF/astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
1986 - Judith Arlene Resnik, Akron Oh, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
1986 - Michael J Smith, Beaufort NC, Cmdr USN, astr, dies in Challenger
1986 - Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
1986 - Greg Jarvis - Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1944)
1988 - Klaus Fuchs, German physicist (b. 1911)
NFL halfback Red GrangeNFL halfback Red Grange (1991) 1991 - Harold "Red" Grange, football's galloping ghost, dies of Parkinson's disease at 87
1991 - Dale Long, hit HRs in 8 consecutive games, dies at 66
1992 - Clark Tippet, dancer/choreographer, dies at 37
1992 - Nahman Avigad, Isr archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), dies at 86
1993 - Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
1993 - John Steadman, actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of lung ailment 83
1994 - Hal Smith, actor (Otis Campbell-Andy Griffith Show), dies at 77
1994 - Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder, Dutch journalist (Het Parool), dies at 79
1994 - William Levitt, builder (Levittown), dies of kidney failure at 86
1995 - Barrie Wilson, academic, dies at 59
1995 - George Woodcock, author, dies at 82
1995 - James P Grant, US director of UNICEF (1980-95), dies at 72
1995 - Jim Gilbert, artist, dies at 61
1995 - Philip H Burton, Welsh producer/Richard Burton's teacher, dies at 80
1995 - Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic, dies at 83
1996 - Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist, dies at 84
1996 - Dan Duva, boxing promoter, dies at 44
1996 - Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman), dies at 81
1996 - John Mosely, recording expert/entrepreneur, dies at 81
1996 - Joseph Brodsky, poet, dies at 55
1996 - Or San Yu, president of Burma in (1981-88), dies
1996 - U San Yu, soldier/politician, dies at 77
1996 - Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer, dies at 71
1997 - James Colin Ross Welch, journalist, dies at 72
1997 - Pietro Cavallero, bandit, dies at 68
1997 - Vivien Signy, nurse, dies at 80
1999 - Markey Robinson, Irish painter (b. 1918)
1999 - Torgny T:son Segerstedt, Swedish sociologist and philosopher (b. 1908)
2001 - Curt Blefary, American baseball player, dies at 57
2002 - Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author (b. 1907)
2004 - Lloyd M. Bucher, U.S. Navy officer (b. 1927)
2004 - Don Cholito, Puerto Rican radio host (b. 1923)
2004 - Elroy Hirsch, American football player (b. 1923)
2004 - Don Stansauk, American professional wrestler (b. 1936)
2004 - Joe Viterelli, American actor (b. 1937)
2005 - Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
2005 - Karen Lancaume, French actress (suicide) (b. 1973)
2005 - Jacques Villeret, French actor (b. 1951)
2006 - Yitzchak Kaduri, rabbi (b. around 1900)
2006 - Henry McGee, English comedian (b. 1929)
2007 - Carlo Clerici, Swiss professional road racing cyclist (b. 1929)
2007 - Father Robert Drinan, Roman Catholic Priest and American politician (b. 1920)
2007 - Karel Svoboda, Czech composer of popular music (b. 1938)
2007 - Hsu Wei Lun, Taiwanese actress (b. 1978)
2007 - Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (b. 1963)
2007 - Emma Tillman, the world's oldest living person from January 24-28, 2007 (b. 1892)
2008 - Christodoulos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece (b. 1939)
2008 - Bengt Lindström, Swedish artist (b. 1925)
2009 - Billy Powell, American musician (b. 1952)
2013 - Eddy Choong, Chinese badminton player, dies at 82

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