Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Thursday 23rd October 2014

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42 BC - Marcus Junius Brutus, Roman senator (b. 85 BC)
930 - Daigo, Emperor of Japan (b. 885)
1260 - Koetoez, Turkish sultan of Egypt, murdered
1450 - Johannes van Capestrano, Italian saint, dies at 70
1456 - Giovanni da Capistrano, Italian saint (b. 1386)
1550 - Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (b. 1480)
1581 - Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1529)
1602 - Franciscus Junius, French/Neth calvinist theologist/vicar, dies at 57
1616 - Leonhard Hutter, German theologian (b. 1563)
1688 - Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist (b. 1610)
1730 - Anne Oldfield, English actress (b. 1683)
1753 - Columban Praelisauer, composer, dies at 50
1764 - Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc, Comte Dubois de la Motte, French naval officer (b. 1683)
1774 - Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary and scientist (b. 1715)
1782 - Joseph Reipel, composer, dies at 73
1799 - William Paca, US judge/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 58
1801 - Johann Gottlieb Naumann, German composer, dies at 60
1806 - Franz Seydelmann, composer, dies at 58
1868 - Cullen Whipple, American Inventor (pointed screw machine), dies at 67
1869 - Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian composer, dies at 72
1872 - Theophile Gautier, French poet/writer/historian/critic, dies at 61
1885 - Charles S. West, Texas jurist and politician (b. 1829)
1886 - Johann Nepomuk Kafka, composer, dies at 67
1890 - Karel M M Verlat, Flemish painter/graphic artist, dies
1892 - Mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer, murdered at 52
1899 - W Penn Symons, British gen-maj, dies in battle
1901 - Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank), dies
1903 - Francis Ellingwood Abbot, theologian (Scientific Theism), dies at 66
1910 - Chulalongkorn, King of Thailand (b. 1853)
1915 - W G Grace, British cricketer, dies
1921 - John B Dunlop, Scottish inventor air tire (Dunlop Rubber), dies at 81
1925 - Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, composer, dies at 50
1928 - F A Alphonse Aulard, French historian, dies
1929 - Thomas F Tout, historian (Manch school of historiography), dies at 74
1935 - Abe Landau, US gangster, murdered
1935 - Dutch Schultz [Arthur Flegenheimer], US gangster, murdered at 33
1935 - Otto "Aba Daba" Berman, US gangster, murdered
1936 - (Marie) Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Bitter Pill), dies at 80
1939 - Zane Grey, US western writer (Spirit of the Border), dies at 67
1942 - Georg Stumme, German general/commandant of African corps, dies
1942 - Ralph Rainger, composer, dies at 41
1944 - Hana Brady, Holocaust victim
1944 - Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
1948 - Eugeniusz Morawsky-Dabrowa, composer, dies at 71
1950 - Al Jolson, [Asa Yoelson], singer/actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 64
1952 - Susan Peters, actress (Random Harvest), dies at 31
1953 - Maurice Lugeon, Swiss geologist (nappism), dies at 83
1954 - Henri Zagwijn, composer, dies at 76
1957 - Frederick Burton, actor (One Way Passage), dies at 86
Fashion Designer Christian DiorFashion Designer Christian Dior (1957) 1957 - Christian Dior, French designer (New Look), dies at 52 of a heart attack
1959 - Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (b. 1871)
1963 - Raphael HLAJM Verwilghen, architect/urban developer, dies at 78
1966 - Claire McDowell, actress (Big Parade), dies after long illness at 88
1969 - Tommy Edwards, rocker, dies at 47
1975 - Barboura Morris, actor (Wasp Woman, Machine-Gun Kelly), dies at 43
1975 - Charles Brokaw, actor (Outer Gate, I Cover the War), dies at 77
1976 - Leonard Lee, US R&B-singer (Shirley & Lee-I'm Gone), dies at 40
Country Singer Maybelle CarterCountry Singer Maybelle Carter (1978) 1978 - Maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69
1982 - Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist, dies at 52
1983 - Jessica Savage, Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36
1983 - Tamara Shayne (Jolson Story), actress, dies at 80 of a heart attack
1984 - David Gorcey, actor (Angel's Alley), dies at 63 in a diabetic coma
1984 - Oskar Werner, actor (Farenehit 451), dies of a heart attack at 61
1986 - Edward A Doisy Sr, discoverer of vitamin K (Nobel 1943), dies at 92
1986 - Lino Ventura, actor (French Detective, Slap, Jig-Saw), dies at 67
1989 - Armida, Mexican-American stage, vaudeville and film actress (b. 1911)
1990 - Louis Althusser, French philosopher, dies
1991 - Lance Baker, dies at 31
1992 - Kees Spermon, Dutch painter/graphic artist, dies
1994 - Robert Lansing, actor (Blade Runner, Equalizer), dies of cancer at 66
1994 - William Leonard, head (CBS News), dies of a stroke at 78
1996 - Alexander Kelly, pianist/teacher, dies at 67
1996 - Diana Trilling, writer, dies at 91
1996 - Lin Onus, artist, dies at 47
1996 - Ronald Alfred Gardyne "Rags" Butler, sailor, dies at 68
1997 - Bert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1916)
1998 - Barnett Slepian, American physician (b. 1946)
2000 - Rodney Anoa'i aka Yokozuna, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
2001 - Ronald William Kirby, British artist (b. 1928)
2001 - Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner (b. 1917)
2002 - Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (b. 1915)
2003 - Soong May-ling, wife of the President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek (b. 1897)
2003 - Tony Capstick, English actor, comedian, and musician (b. 1944)
2004 - Robert Merrill, American baritone (b. 1919)
2005 - Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian first lady (b. 1945)
2005 - William Hootkins, American actor (b. 1948)
2005 - John Muth, American economist (b. 1930)
2006 - Lebo Mathosa, South African entertainer (b. 1977)
2007 - John Ilhan, Australian entrepreneur, Crazy John's mobile phones (b. 1965)
2007 - Lim Goh Tong, Founder of Genting Group (b. 1918)
2008 - Kevin Finnegan, British Middleweight Boxing Champion (b. 1948)
2010 - Francis Crippen, American long-distance swimmer (b. 1984)
2010 - Leo Cullum, American cartoonist (d. 1942)
2011 - Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1987)
2011 - John McCarthy, American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence, inventor of the Lisp programming language.(b. 1927)
2011 - Herbert A. Hauptman, American Mathematician whose models for determining the chemical crystal structures vital for life revolutionized chemistry, dies at 94

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