Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Monday 27th April 2015

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630 - King Ardashir III of Persia
1076 - Willem, bishop of Utrecht (1054-76), murderer of earl Floris I, dies
1124 - Alexander I, King of Scots (1107-24), dies
1404 - Philip, the Stout, Duke of Burgundy, dies at 62
1521 - Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer, killed by Filipino natives at 50 while on voyage to circumnavigate the world
1599 - Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (b. 1538)
1605 - Leo XI, [Alessandro O de' Medici], Italian Pope (1605), dies at 69
1613 - Robert Abercromby, Scottish Jesuit (b. 1532)
1625 - Mori Terumoto, Japanese warrior (b. 1553)
1656 - Gerard van Honthorst, painter, dies at 65
1656 - Jan J van Goyen, Dutch landscape painter, dies at 60
1682 - Theodorus III, Tsar of Russia (1676-82), dies
1694 - Johan Georg IV, elector of Saxony (1691-94), dies at 25
1695 - Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, [Asbaje], Mexican poetress/nun, dies at 44
1695 - John Trenchard, English statesman (b. 1640)
1702 - Jean Bart, French capt/sea hero (Escape out of Plymouth), dies at 51
English Politician John TrenchardEnglish Politician John Trenchard (1695) 1758 - Jan Francisci, composer, dies at 66
1764 - Jaime de Casellas, composer, dies at 73
1782 - William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (b. 1710)
1794 - William Jones, British Orientalist/jurist, dies at 47
1813 - Zebulon M Pike, US explorer (Pike's Peak), dies in battle at 34
1871 - Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, composer, dies at 59
1872 - Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romanian politician/author, dies at 70
1873 - William Charles Macready, English actor (b. 1793)
1881 - Ludwig A Benedek, Austrian general, dies at 76
1882 - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet (Representive Men), dies of pneumonia at 78
1893 - John Murray Corse, US general (Union), dies on his 58th birthday
1893 - John Ballance, 14th Premier of New Zealand and the founder of the Liberal Party, intestinal disease after a major surgical operation at 54
Lecturer and Poet Ralph Waldo EmersonLecturer and Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1882) 1896 - Henry Parkes, known as the Father of Federation (b. 1815)
1901 - Richard Redhead, composer, dies at 81
1902 - Julius Sterling Morton, who started Arbor Day, dies at 72
1915 - Alexander N Skriabin, Russ pianist/composer (Prometheus), dies at 43
1915 - Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (b. 1872)
1932 - Harold "Heart" Crane, US poet (Bridge), commits suicide at 32
1932 - Hart Crane, American writer (b. 1899)
1936 - Frederik A Stoett, linguist (Dutch Proverbs), dies at 72
1936 - Karl Pearson, mathematician, dies
1937 - Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher/marxist theorist, dies at 46
1938 - Edmond Rubbens, Belgian minister to Colonies, dies at 44
1941 - Penelope Delta, Greek author (b. 1874)
1950 - Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, composer, dies at 70
1950 - Karl Straube, German organist/conductor, dies
1951 - Philip Albert Myburgh Hands, cricketer (7 Tests for South Africa), dies
1952 - Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (b. 1865)
1957 - Mario A Gianini, creator (maraschino cherry), dies
1959 - Gordon Armstrong, inventor (baby incubator), dies
1961 - Roy Del Ruth, director (About Face, Folies Bergere), dies at 67
1962 - A. K. Fazlul Huq, Bengali statesman (b. 1873)
1964 - Georg Britting, writer, dies at 73
1965 - Alan Bunce, actor (Albert-Ethel & Albert), dies at 61
1965 - Edward R Murrow, newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57
1969 - Dino Terranova, actor (Young Dillinger), dies at 65
1969 - René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (b. 1919)
1970 - Arthur Shields, actor (Your Show Time), dies at 73
First President of Ghana Kwame NkrumahFirst President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah (1972) 1972 - Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, dies at 62
1972 - Phil King, rock (Blue Oyster Cult), shot in head at 24 while gambling
1973 - Jim Sims, cricketer (England leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1935-37), dies
1973 - Libbe de Wal, founder of Humanistic Covenant, dies at 72
1973 - Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (b. 1914)
1975 - Nicholas Soussanin, actor (Last Command), dies at 86
1977 - Stanley Adams, actor (Lillies of the Field, Thunder Alley), dies at 61
1978 - Mohammed Daud, premier/president of Afghanistan, murdered
1982 - Tom Tully, actor (Line-up, Shane), dies at 85
1984 - Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player, dies at 63
1988 - David Scarboro, British actor (b. 1968)
1989 - Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (b. 1894)
1991 - Ken Curtis, actor (Lost, Freckles, California Gold Rush), dies at 74
1991 - Marcus Heeresma, writer/poet (Anna, Son of a Whore), dies
1992 - Olivier Messiaen, French composer, dies at 83
1993 - Hans Sahl, German/US writer (Tie Exil im Exil), dies at 90
1994 - Jerome Lejeune, physiologist, dies at 69
1994 - John Preston, US writer (Gay House, Big Gay Book), dies at 48
1994 - Lynne Frederick Unger, actress (Trail of Pink Panther), dies at 39
1995 - Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (b. 1921)
1996 - Joan Sterndale Bennett, actress (Elizabeth-Dark Shadows), dies at 86
1996 - William Egan Colby, cIA Director, dies at 76
1997 - Paul Lambert, actor (Tom-Executive Suite), dies at 73
1998 - Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born writer (b. 1925)
1998 - John Bassett, Canadian publisher and media baron (b. 1915)
1998 - Dominique Aury, French novelist (b. 1907)
1999 - Al Hirt, American trumpeter (b. 1922)
2000 - Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (b. 1954)
2002 - George Alec Effinger, American author (b. 1947)
2002 - Ruth Handler, American toy manufacturer (b. 1916)
2002 - Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Swiss industrialist and art collector (b. 1921)
2006 - Julia Thorne, ex-wife of John Kerry (b. 1944)
2007 - Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927)
2009 - Frankie Manning, an American dancer, instructor, choreographer, and one of the founding fathers of Lindy Hop. (b. 1914)
2009 - Feroz Khan, Indian actor (b. 1939)
2009 - Woo Seung-yeon, South Korean actress and model (b. 1983)
2011 - Marian Mercer, American actress (b. 1935)
2012 - Bill Skowron, American MLB player, dies from lung cancer at 81

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