Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Wednesday 17th September 2014

Deaths 1 - 108 of 108

1179 - Hildegard van Bingen, mystic/composer (Ordo Virtutum), dies at 81
1312 - Ferdinand V, king of Castile/Leon, dies at 26
1322 - Robert III of Flanders (b. 1249)
1422 - Constantine II of Bulgaria
1563 - Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, English soldier
1574 - Pedro Menendez de Aviles, soldier/navigator, dies
1575 - Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (b. 1504)
1604 - Lucas Osiander, composer, dies at 69
1621 - Roberto Bellarmino, Italian saint (Doctor of the Church), dies at 78
1630 - Thomas Lake, English statesman (b. 1567)
1652 - Bonaventura Elsevier, book publisher/merchant, dies at about 69
1665 - Philip IV, King of Spain (1621-55), dies
1676 - Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement (b. 1626)
1679 - Juan Jose of Austrian, Spanish general/govenor of Netherlands, dies at 50
1702 - Olof Rudbeck, composer, dies at 71
1727 - Glückel of Hameln, German businesswoman (b. 1647)
1732 - Josef Antonin Planicky, composer, dies at 40
1762 - Francesco Xaverio Geminiani, composer, dies at 74
1771 - Tobias George Smollett, novelist (Adv of Roderick Random), dies at 50
1803 - Franz Xaver Sussmayr, composer, dies
1808 - Benjamin Bourne, American politician (b. 1755)
1820 - Henri Hamal, composer, dies at 76
1823 - Abraham L Breguet, French clock maker, dies at 76
1824 - Giacomo Tritto, composer, dies at 91
1836 - Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (b. 1748)
1839 - Ethel Mary Dell, [Mrs G T Savage], romantic novelist, dies
1846 - Francesco Giuseppi Pollini, composer, dies at 84
US Slave Dred ScottUS Slave Dred Scott (1858) 1858 - Dred Scott, US ex-slave who sought to sue for his freedom, dies of tuberculosis at 62 or 63
1862 - Lawrence O'Bryan Branch, (Rep-D)/Confederate brig-general, dies at 41
1862 - William Edwin Starke, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at about 48
1863 - Albartus Telting, Fries poet/2nd-Member of parliament, dies
1863 - Alfred Victor Comte de Vigny, poet, dies
1864 - Walter Savage Landor, author, dies
1868 - Roman Nose (Wiquini), Cheyenne indian leader, dies
1869 - Peter M Roget, England, lexographer (Roget's Thesaurus), dies
1873 - Alexander Berry, Scottish adventurer (b. 1781)
Photography Pioneer William Henry Fox TalbotPhotography Pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot (1877) 1877 - William Henry Fox Talbot, photographic pioneer, dies at 77
1879 - Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (b. 1814)
1884 - Louis Schubert, composer, dies at 56
1892 - Ignaz V Zingerle Edler von Simmersberg, Austrian, dies
1894 - Deng Shichang, Chinese admiral (b. 1849)
1895 - Auguste Toulet, Belgian balloonist, dies
1899 - Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (b. 1842)
1907 - Ignaz Brull, composer, dies at 60
1908 - Thomas E Selfridge, earlier US aviator, 1st to die in an air crash
1926 - August Sauer, Austria literature historian, dies at 70
1933 - Joseph De Piro, Maltese missionary (b. 1877)
1934 - Edmund van der Straeten, composer, dies at 79
1936 - Ettie Annie Rout, New Zealand activist (b. 1877)
1938 - Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (b. 1901)
1943 - Dick Tyldesley, cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies
1944 - ... Kussin, German gen-maj/commanding Arnhem, dies in battle
1946 - Frank Burke, American baseball player (b. 1880)
1948 - Count Folke Bernadotte, UN mediator for Palestine, assassinated
1948 - Lillian Brainthwaite, Brit actress (Man About the House), dies at 75
1948 - Ruth Benedict, anthropoligst, dies
1951 - Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (b. 1898)
1953 - Emil Ermatinger, Switz, literature critic, dies at 80
1953 - Henry Holden Huss, composer, dies at 91
1956 - Mildred E "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, (Olympic-gold-1932), dies at 42
1957 - John W "John" Eisenloeffel, goldsmith, dies at 81
1958 - Eugene Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi, dies at 70
1958 - Friedrich Adolf Paneth, Austrian/British chemist, dies at 71
1959 - Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director, dies at 39
1960 - Jose Sancho Marraco, composer, dies at 81
1961 - Adnan Menderes, PM of Turkey (1950-60), dies at 62
1961 - Simon Delmonte, actor/director (Bleke Bet), dies at 68
1966 - Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), dies at 35
1972 - Akim Tamiroff, actor (Hotel Paradisio, Lord Jim), dies at 72
1973 - Hugo Winterhalter, composer, dies at 63
1979 - Miloslav Kabelac, composer, dies at 71
1980 - Anastasio Somoza, former Nicaraguan Pres, assassinated in Paraguay
1980 - Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90
1982 - Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (b. 1937)
1983 - Humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67
1984 - Richard Basehart, actor (Rage), dies following several strokes at 70
1985 - Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, dies by accident
1986 - Patricia Phoenix, English actress (Coronation Street), dies at 62
1987 - Harry Locke, British character actor (b. 1913)
1989 - Jay Stewart, annoucer on Lets Make a Deal, commits suicide
1991 - Zino Francescatti, French violinist (b. 1902)
1992 - Feodor Chaliapin Jr, actor (King's Whore), dies after illness at 87
1992 - William A Swanberg, biographer (Henry Luce, Pulitzer 1973), dies at 84
1993 - Christian Nyby, US director (Big Sleep, Thing), dies at 80
1994 - Henk Figee, author/publisher (Shoes of the Sea), dies at 46
1994 - John DeLaFose, zydeco musician, dies at 55
Philosopher and Professor Karl PopperPhilosopher and Professor Karl Popper (1994) 1994 - Karl Popper, philosopher (Poverty of Historianism), dies at 92
1994 - Paul Nicholas Young, architect, dies at 47
1995 - Grady Sutton, actor (Come Blow Your Horn, Flying Blind), dies at 87
1995 - Yehuda Meir Getz, rabbi/soldier/religious leader, dies at 71
1995 - Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
1996 - Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician, dies at 63
1996 - Spiro Theodore Agnew, US VP (1969-73), dies at 77
1997 - Jan Peder Syse, PM of Norway (1989-90), dies
1997 - John Seldon Whale, theologian, dies at 100
1997 - Red Skelton, comedian (Red Skelton Show), dies at 84
1998 - Ted Binion, Las Vegas casino heir (b. 1943)
1999 - Frankie Vaughan, British singer (b. 1928)
2000 - Nicole Reinhart, American cyclist (b. 1976)
2000 - Paula Yates, English TV personality (b. 1960)
2001 - Lou Dog, Sublime mascot.
2003 - Erich Hallhuber, German actor (b. 1951)
2005 - Alfred Reed, American composer (b. 1921)
2006 - Patricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (b. 1924)
2009 - Noordin Mohammad Top, Malaysian Islamist terrorist (b. 1968)
2011 - Colin Madigan, Australian architect (b. 1921)
2012 - Russell E. Train, American environmentalist, dies at 92
2013 - Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, dies from heart failure at 88

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