Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Wednesday 1st April 2015

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1085 - Emperor Shenzong of China (b. 1048)
1132 - St-Hugues, Bishop of Grenoble (b. 1053)
1204 - Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Louis VII & Henry II, dies at 81
1205 - Amalrik II, King of Cyprus/Jerusalem, dies
1528 - Francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer
1548 - Sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81
1580 - Alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer
1611 - Gillis van Valkenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 72
1621 - Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (b. 1577)
1637 - Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord (b. 1571)
1682 - Franz Egon of Fürstenberg, Bavarian Catholic archbishop (b. 1625)
1734 - Louis Lully, composer, dies at 69
1787 - Floyer Sydenham, English classical scholar (b. 1710)
1791 - Richard Butler American soldier (b. 1743)
1799 - Narciso Casanovas, composer, dies at 52
1807 - Louis Francois Chambray, composer, dies at 69
1807 - Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, composer, dies at 61
1814 - Jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian general/cartographer, dies at 87
1830 - Carl Borromaus Neuner, composer, dies at 51
1832 - Robert the Hermit, US ex-slave/hermit in Massachusetts, dies
1839 - Benjamin Pierce, American politician (b. 1757)
1865 - Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (b. 1797)
1866 - Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer, dies at 98
1866 - Johannes C H de Meijere, Dutch zoologist, dies
1869 - Anthony G O Ridder van Rappard, Min of Reformed Worship, dies at 69
1870 - Patrick Gass, sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies at 98
1872 - Frederick Maurice, English theologian (b. 1805)
1872 - William Frederick Horry, English convicted murderer (b. 1843)
1878 - Eugene Gautier, composer, dies at 56
1878 - John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (b. 1796)
1890 - David Wilber, American politician (b. 1820)
1901 - Francois M Raoult, Fren physicist/chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70
1910 - Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver, dies at 94
1914 - Rube Waddell, baseballer, dies at 37 of TB
1915 - Johann Joseph Abert, composer, dies at 82
1916 - Gabrielle Petit, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
Ragtime Composer Scott JoplinRagtime Composer Scott Joplin (1917) 1917 - Scott Joplin, ragtime composer (The Entertainer), dies at 48
1918 - Karl Fritjof Valentin, composer, dies at 64
1922 - Charles I, emperor (Austria)/King of Hungary (Charles IV), dies
1925 - Francis William Davenport, composer, dies at 77
1930 - Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner, dies at 92
1930 - Zawditu, 1st reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies
1933 - Frederick Lord Chelmsford, viceroy of Brit-Ind (1916-21), dies at 64
1936 - Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer, dies at 61
1941 - Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian, dies at 81
1946 - Noah Beery, actor (Beau Geste, Cimarron Kid, Mammy), dies at 62
1947 - George II, king of Greece, dies at 56
1950 - Charles R. Drew, surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45
1951 - Clement D'Hooghe, composer, dies at 51
1955 - Silvio d'Amico, Italian theater critic (Il Teatro Italian), dies at 68
Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. DrewSurgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew (1950) 1957 - Gheorge Tatarescu, premier Romania (1933-37, 39-40), dies
1960 - Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch journalist/writer (Ciske), dies at 62
1964 - Bozidar Kunc, composer, dies at 60
1965 - Henry D G Crerar, Canadian general (WW I, Normandy), dies at 76
1965 - Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer (b. 1870)
1966 - Karl B Adam, German theologist (Jesus Christ), dies at 89
1966 - Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (b. 1911)
1968 - Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962), dies at 59
1973 - Arthur Wood, cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies
1974 - Alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer, dies at 86
1975 - Eugeen Yoors, Flemish draftsman/glass painter, dies at 95
1976 - Freddie Lennon, father of John Lennon (Beatles), dies at 63
1976 - Max Ernst, German/French surrealist painter/sculptor, dies at 85
1976 - Miroslav Ponc, composer, dies at 73
1976 - S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal, dies at 75
1979 - Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician, dies at 51
1979 - Bruno Coquatrix, French music impresario (b. 1910)
1981 - D[ennis] F[eltham] Jones, sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65
1981 - Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (b. 1910)
Singer Marvin GayeSinger Marvin Gaye (1984) 1984 - Marvin Gaye, singer (Sexual Healing), shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA at 44
1985 - Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
1988 - Jim Jordan, actor (Fibber McGee), dies from a blod clot at 91
1988 - Marius W Holtrop, economist/president (Netherlands Bank), dies at 85
1989 - Henk Gortzak, Dutch MP (CPN/PSP), dies at 57
1991 - Martha Graham, US, choreographer (Appalachian Spring), dies at 96
1991 - Paulo Muwanga, chief of Uganda (1980), dies
1991 - Richard Thorpe, director (MGM), dies at 95
1991 - Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician (b.1946)
1992 - Juanito, soccer star (Madrid Real 1977-87), dies at 37 in car crash
1993 - Alan Kulwicki, stock car racer, dies in plane crash at 38
1993 - Ihsan Mohamed Salem, [Yunis Awad], Palestinian Al-Fatah leader, killed
1993 - Juan of Borbon y Battemberg, father of king Juan Carlos I, dies
1993 - Wayne Mack, sportscaster/actor (Storyville), dies of cancer at 68
1994 - Leon Degrelle, Belgium general, dies
1994 - Robert Doisneau, French photographer (The Kiss), dies at 81
1994 - Rosalind Laura Burke, aviatrix, dies at 86
1994 - Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot, dies at 72
1995 - Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer, dies at 50
1995 - Francisco Moncion, dancer, dies at 73
1995 - Johnny Nicholss, footballer, dies at 63
1995 - Lucie Rie, potter, dies at 93
1995 - Richard Pool, naval Officer, dies at 75
1995 - Sampson DeBrier, actor (Inauguration of Pleasure Dome), dies at 86
1995 - Lucy Rie, American potter (b. 1902)
1995 - H. Adams Carter, American Alpine Club President, 10th Mountain Division trainer (b. 1914)
1996 - Alfredo Nobre Coast, PM of Portugal (1978), dies
1996 - Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher, dies at 89
1996 - John Alwyne Kitching, zoologist, dies at 87
1996 - John McSheery, dies of heart attack while umpiring a game, at 51
1996 - Mario Viegas, actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy), dies at 47
1996 - Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (b. 1926)
1996 - John McSherry, American baseball umpire (b. 1944)
1997 - Jolie Gabor, mother of Zsa Zsa & Eva, dies at 97
1997 - Nancy Woodhull, news editor (USA Today), dies of cancer at 52
1998 - Gene Evans, American actor (b. 1922)
1998 - Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death) (b. 1963)
1999 - Jesse Stone, American record producer (b. 1901)
2000 - Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist (b. 1924)
2001 - Olivia Barclay, British astrologer (b. 1919)
2001 - Trinh Cong Son, Vietnamese composer (b. 1939)
2001 - Jo-Jo Moore, American baseball player (b. 1908)
2002 - Simo Hayha, Finnish marksman (b. 1905)
2003 - Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer (b. 1956)
2004 - Aaron Bank, American OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (b. 1902)
2004 - Carrie Snodgress, American actress (b. 1946)
2004 - Nilo Soruco, Bolivian songwriter (b. 1927)
2005 - Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist and composer (b. 1915)
2005 - Harald Juhnke, German entertainer (b. 1929)
2005 - Jack Keller, American songwriter (b. 1936)
2005 - Robert Coldwell Wood, American educator (b. 1923)
2005 - Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1952)
2006 - In Tam, Cambodian politician (b. 1916)
2007 - Herb Carneal, American sports broadcaster (b. 1923
2010 - John Forsythe, American actor (b. 1918)
2012 - Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian soccer star, dies from heart attack at 65
2012 - Miguel de la Madrid, Mexican President, dies from complications of pulmonary emphysema at 77
2013 - Nicolae Martinescu, Romanian Olympic wrestling champion, dies at 73
2015 - Cynthia Lennon [nee Powell], wife of Beatle John Lennon, dies of cancer at 75

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