Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Wednesday 23rd July 2014

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945 - Richarius, bishop of Luik (922-45), dies
1227 - Qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist (b. 1148)
1373 - Birgitta van Sweden, Swedish saint, dies
1403 - Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], killed in battle at 39
1403 - Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, English rebel (executed) (b. 1343)
1531 - Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, Marshal of Normandy and husband of Diane de Poitiers
1568 - Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23
1581 - Georges Lalaing, viceroy of Friesland, dies
1584 - John Day, English printer (b. 1522)
1645 - Michael Fjodorovitsj, tsar of Russia (1613-45)/1st Romanov, dies
1685 - Pietro Reggio, composer, dies at 53
1690 - Richard Gibson, minature painter, dies
1692 - Gilles Ménage, French scholar (b. 1613)
1727 - Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain
1757 - Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer (La Silvia), dies at 71
1764 - Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (b. 1703)
1773 - George Edwards, English naturalist (b. 1693)
1781 - John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-born Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
1793 - Thomas Mckean, US attorney/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 72
1803 - Arthur Wolfe, 1st viscount Kilwarden/Chief Justice of Ireld, murdered
1816 - Elizabeth Hamilton, author (Cats: A Celebration), dies at 68
1829 - Wojciech Boguslawski, composer, dies at 72
1840 - Frantisek Max Knize, composer, dies at 55
1844 - Christian Gobrecht, 4th US chief engraver (1840-44), dies in office
1853 - Andries Pretorius, Boer leader (b. 1798)
1866 - Thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer, dies at 83
1875 - Isaac Merritt Singer, inventor (sewing machine), dies at 63
1878 - Miguel Hilarion Eslava y Elizondo, composer, dies at 70
1878 - Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, Bohemian physician (b. 1804)
US President & Union General Ulysses S. GrantUS President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant (1885) 1885 - Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US President (1869-77) and Union general, dies of esophageal cancer in Mount McGregor NY at 63
1904 - John Simon, public health pioneer, dies
1905 - Jean-Jacques, painter, dies
1909 - Ernest F Cambier, Bel colonial pioneer (1st Congo railway), dies at 65
1909 - Zygmunt Noskowski, composer, dies at 63
1916 - William Ramsey, chemist, dies
1920 - Conrad Kohrs, German-born rancher (b. 1835)
1924 - Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar (b. 1850)
1927 - Saad Zaghlul, Egyptian parliament chairman, dies at 74
1930 - Glenn Hammond Curtiss, aviation pioneer/airplane builder, dies at 52
1932 - Tenby Davies, Welsh half-mile world champion runner (b. 1884)
1933 - Max Schillings, German composer/conductor (Mona Lisa), dies at 65
1942 - Andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56
1942 - Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet/communist, executed at 32
1942 - Adam Czerniakow, Polish engineer (suicide) (b. 1880)
1943 - Emanuel Querido, publisher (Sobibor), dies
1943 - Meijer de Hond, [Emanuel Querido], rabbi (Sobibor), dies
1944 - Bernard M Cohen, attorney, killed at Belsen concentration camp
1944 - Helmuth J von Moltke, German earl (July 20th plotter), executed
1944 - Max HHR Nettlau, Austrian historian (Der Anarchismus), dies at 79
1946 - James Maxton, politician, dies
Film director D. W. GriffithFilm director D. W. Griffith (1948) 1948 - D.W. Griffith, American director/producer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 73
1951 - Henri Philippe Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime), dies
1951 - Robert Joseph Flaherty, documentary film maker, dies
1955 - Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Un soir de joie), dies at 55
1955 - Cordell Hull, statesman, dies
1955 - Harry Haden, actor (Harry-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 73
1957 - G Tomasi di Lampedusa, writer, dies at 61
1961 - Esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75
1964 - Jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74
1966 - Donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60
1966 - Douglass Montgomery, actor (Forbidden, Daybreak), dies at 56
1966 - [Edward] Montgomery Clift, actor (From Here to Eternity), dies at 45
1968 - Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets)
1968 - Henry Hallett Dale, physiologist, dies
1969 - Deli Floyd, writer, dies
1971 - Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60
1973 - Eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82
1973 - Marius-Francois Gaillard, composer, dies at 72
1974 - Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90
1976 - Wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64
1977 - René de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79
1979 - Keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31
1979 - Joseph Kessel, French journalist and novelist (b. 1898)
1980 - Sarto Fournier, Mayor of Montreal (b. 1908)
1980 - Mollie Steimer, anarchist agitator and American political prisoner (b. 1897)
1982 - Vic Morrow, actor (Cimmaron), killed during "Twilight Zone" at 53
1982 - Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer (b. 1900)
1983 - Georges Auric, French composer (It Always Rains on Sunday), dies at 84
1984 - Lloyd Gough, actor (Black Bart, Tolsa), dies of aortic aneurism at 77
1985 - Kay Kyser, bandleader (Kay Kyser's Kollege), dies at 79
1985 - Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (b. 1923)
1986 - Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, composer, dies at 73
1988 - Jahangir Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for India 1932-36), dies
1989 - Donald Barthelme, American author (b. 1931)
1990 - Georges Flamant, actor (La Chienne), dies in Paris at 86
1990 - Joe Turner, jazz pianist, dies of cardiac arrest at 82
1990 - Robert Sommer, singer, dies of liver failure at 42
1990 - Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese development of television (b. 1899)
1992 - Arletty, French actress (Hotel, Longest Day), dies at 94
1992 - Maxine Audley, Brit actress (Vikings, Our Man in Havana), dies at 69
1993 - James Jordan, father of NBA star Michael Jordan, found dead near McColl SC
1994 - Aad Ivens, Dutch checkers player, dies at 80
1994 - Hans J Salter, Aust/US composer (Deanna-Durbin musicals), dies at 98
1994 - Henry William Collins, artist, dies at 84
1995 - Bob Rundick, poet/DJ, dies at 52
1995 - Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
1996 - Aliki Vougiouklaki, actress (Madalena), dies at 63
1996 - Jessica Lucy Mitford, author, dies at 78
1996 - John Corner, scientist, dies at 80
1997 - Andrew Cunanan, serial killer (Gianni Versage), commits suicide
1997 - Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (b. 1904)
1999 - King Hassan II of Morocco (b. 1929)
2001 - Eudora Welty, American author (b. 1909)
2002 - Leo McKern, Australian actor (b. 1920)
2002 - William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (b. 1933)
2002 - Chaim Potok, American novelist and rabbi (b. 1929)
2003 - James E. Davis, New York City councilman (murdered) (b. 1962)
2004 - Mehmood, Indian actor (b. 1932)
2004 - Carlos Paredes, Portuguese musician and composer (b. 1925)
2004 - Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer (b. 1921)
2004 - Serge Reggiani, French singer and actor (b. 1922)
2005 - Ted Greene, American jazz guitarist and teacher (b. 1946)
2006 - Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1927)
2007 - Tor Kamata, American/Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1937)
2007 - Ron Miller, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1933)
2007 - Mohammed Zahir Shah, King of Afghanistan (b. 1914)
2008 - Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1924)
2010 - Daniel Schorr, American journalist (b. 1916)
Singer Amy WinehouseSinger Amy Winehouse (2011) 2011 - Amy Winehouse, British singer songwriter, dies from a alcohol intoxication at 27
2012 - Sally Kristen Ride, American astronaut, dies from pancreatic cancer at 61
2013 - Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from pneumonia at 84
2013 - Emile Griffith, US Virgin Islands professional boxer, dies from complication from dementia at 75

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