Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Sunday 24th May 2015

Deaths 1 - 114 of 114

1144 - Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies
1153 - David I, King of Scots (1124-53), dies at about 68
1351 - Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)
1408 - Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)
1425 - Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)
1456 - Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)
1543 - Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland aged 70
1612 - Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48
1665 - Maria de Jesus de Agreda [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscans, dies
1669 - Pieter Cuypers, South Neth lawyer, dies at 48
1670 - Ferdinand II, ruler of Toscane, dies at 59
1696 - Albertine Agnes, princess of Orange-Nassau, dies at 62
1725 - Jonathan Wild, English criminal (b. 1682)
1734 - Georg Ernst Stahl, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)
1749 - Graf Valentin Potocki, Polish nobleman
1751 - William Hamilton, of Gilbertsfield, poet, dies
1762 - Joseph Umstatt, composer, dies at 51
1773 - Jan Zach, composer, dies at 73
Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus CopernicusAstronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus (1543) 1792 - George Brydges, 1st baron Rodney/admiral, dies
1792 - Jakob M R Lenz, writer (That Soldier), dies
1804 - Simon Style, Fries medical/writer, dies at 73
1806 - John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, British field marshal (b. 1723)
1826 - Friedrich Fesca, composer, dies at 37
1831 - Benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62
1843 - Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician (b. 1765)
1844 - William Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies
1850 - Jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74
1851 - Stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40
1861 - Elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23
1861 - James T Jackson, US landlord (doodde EE Ellsworth), shot dead)
1871 - Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer, dies at 40
1872 - Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, painter, dies
1876 - Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46
Abolitionist William Lloyd GarrisonAbolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (1879) 1879 - William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73
1881 - Samuel Palmer, landscape painter, dies
1883 - Abdel Kadir, Algerian leader (b. 1808)
1894 - William Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63
1895 - Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73
1908 - Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (b. 1821)
1918 - Evan Williams, American oratorio tenor
1919 - Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican poet, dies at 48
1941 - Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle
1943 - Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84
1948 - Alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78
1948 - Jacques Feyder, Belgian director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
1949 - Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (b. 1873)
1950 - Archibald Wavell, British general (b. 1883)
1953 - Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63
1956 - Guy Kibbee, actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74
1959 - John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71
1963 - Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack
Pioneering Golfer Jim BarnesPioneering Golfer Jim Barnes (1966) 1966 - Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), dies at 80
1968 - Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75
1969 - Mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48
1972 - Asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88
1972 - Gavin Muir, actor (Hollister-Betty Hutton Show), dies at 64
1972 - Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (b. 1915)
1974 - Duke Ellington, American musician, dies of cancer at 75
1976 - Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62
1976 - Melle J Oldeboerrigter ("Melle"), painter/cartoonist, dies at 65
1979 - Jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies
1981 - George Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83
1981 - Jack Warner, [Waters], actor (Captive Heart), dies at 84
1984 - Vincent J. McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter (b. 1914)
1986 - Gunnar Bjornstrand, actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke EllingtonJazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington (1974) 1986 - Stephen D Thorne, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, dies in a plane crash at 33
1986 - Yakima Canutt, actor/director (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 91
1987 - Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89
1988 - James "Hamish" Hamilton, Brit publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87
1988 - Tom Burtt, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer in 11 Tests 1947-53), dies
1989 - Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at 72
1991 - Gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49
1991 - Miriam di San Servolo, Italian actress (b. 1912)
1992 - Joan Sanderson, actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79
1993 - Jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66
1993 - Milton O Thompson, astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15), dies at 66
1994 - Jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Bird House), dies at 48
1994 - John Barrington Wain, author, dies at 69
1994 - Sandor Lakatos, Hungarian violist/orchestra leader, dies at 69
1994 - Yehuda Mor-Mirkovsky, Israeli kibbutz-founder, dies at 96
1995 - Harold Wilson, British PM (1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79
1995 - Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist, dies at 54
1996 - Alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83
1996 - Harry Campion, statistician, dies at 91
1996 - Jack McCarthy, kiddie show host (Popeye), dies of cancer at 81
1996 - Jacob R Druckman, composer, dies at 67
1996 - John Abbott, British actor (Lady Jane, Quest), dies at 90
1996 - Joseph Mitchell, writer, dies at 87
1997 - Edward Mulhare, actor (Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies of lung cancer at 74
2000 - Kurt Schork, American reporter (b. 1947)
2002 - Wallace Markfield, American writer (b. 1926)
2003 - Rachel Kempson, English actress (b. 1910)
2004 - Henry Ries, American photographer (b. 1917)
2004 - Milton Shulman, Canadian author and critic (b. 1913)
2004 - Edward Wagenknecht, American literary critic (b. 1900)
2005 - Carl Amery, German writer (b. 1922)
2005 - Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist (b. 1913)
2005 - Vivian Liberto, first wife of Johnny Cash (b. 1934)
2006 - Henry Bumstead, American art director (b. 1915)
2006 - Michał Życzkowski, Polish technician (b. 1930)
2007 - Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer (b. 1922)
2008 - Dick Martin American comedian (b. 1922)
2009 - Jay Bennett, American guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer, and singer-songwriter (b. 1963)
2010 - Ray Alan, English ventriloquist & television entertainer (b. 1930)
2010 - Virendra Bhatia, Indian politician (b. 1947)
2010 - Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India (b. 1937)
2010 - Raymond V. Haysbert, African-American business executive and civil rights leader (b. 1920)
2010 - Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (b. 1926)
2010 - Morrie Martin, Former Major League Baseball (b. 1922)
2010 - Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
2010 - Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (b. 1972)
2011 - Huguette Clark, Heiress of the Clark Copper fortune, life-long reclusion from society. (b. 1906)
2013 - Ron Davies, Welsh footballer, dies at 70
2013 - Antonio Puchades, Spanish football player, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 87

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