Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Monday 20th October 2014

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460 - Eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies
1139 - Henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies
1187 - Urban III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies
1268 - Conrad Hohenstaufen/Conradin, last Duke of Swabia, beheaded in Naples aged 16
1274 - Engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies
1438 - Jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64
1525 - Joannes Custos, S Neth humanist, dies at about 50
1570 - João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)
1631 - Michael Maestlin, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1550)
1640 - John Ball, English Puritan clergyman (b. 1585)
1652 - Antonio Coello, Spanish writer (b. 1611)
1676 - Christopher Gibbons, composer, dies at 61
1713 - Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (b. 1652)
1740 - Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1685)
1765 - William August duke of Cumberland, Engl supreme commander, dies at 44
1794 - James Adam, System architect (essays on agriculture), dies at about 64
1819 - Lambert-Francois Godecharle, composer, dies at 66
1842 - Grace Darling, English heroine (b. 1815)
1864 - Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27
1865 - Champ Ferguson, Confederate guerrilla (b. 1821)
1870 - Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
Inventor Charles BabbageInventor Charles Babbage (1871) 1871 - Charles Babbage, English mathematician/inventor (calculator), dies of renal failure at 79
1876 - Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68
1882 - Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41
1890 - Sir Richard Burton, British explorer and writer (b. 1821)
1899 - Robert H "Bobby" Gunning, Brit colonel (60th Rifles), dies in battle
1900 - Charles Dudley Warner, US writer (As We Go), dies at 70
1900 - Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet (b. 1846)
1904 - Henry Hiles, composer, dies at 77
1906 - William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants), dies at 67
Geographer, Explorer & Translator Richard Francis BurtonGeographer, Explorer & Translator Richard Francis Burton (1890) 1907 - Said Pasha Kurd, Kurdish statesman (b.1834)
1910 - David B. Hill, Governor of New York (b. 1843)
1913 - Leander Schlegel, composer, dies at 69
1920 - Max Bruch, German composer (Kol Nidre), dies at 82
1926 - Eugene V. Debs, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate (b. 1855)
1927 - Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ivanov, composer, dies at 78
1929 - Rudolf Kittel, German theologist, dies at 76
1931 - Emanuel Moor, composer, dies at 68
1936 - Anne Sullivan, American teacher (b. 1866)
1940 - Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect (b. 1885)
1941 - Ken Farnes (WWII) 15 Tests for England, cricketer (60 wickets), dies
1942 - May Robson, actress (Star is Born, Reckless), dies at 84
1944 - Gabriel Groulez, composer, dies at 65
1950 - Henry Lewsis Stimson, US minister of War/gov-gen, dies
1952 - Basil Radford, actor (Whisky Galore, Dead of Night), dies at 55
1953 - Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (b. 1916)
1954 - Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40), dies at 51
1955 - Eino Roiha, composer, dies at 51
1959 - Werner Krauss, actor (Joyless Street), dies at 75
31st US President Herbert Hoover31st US President Herbert Hoover (1964) 1964 - Herbert Hoover, 31st President of US (1929-33), dies in NY at 90
1964 - Miles WL Killearn of Killearn, baron/diplomat (Egypt), dies at 84
1967 - Yoshida Shigeru, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1878)
1968 - Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, TV preacher, dies at 84
1970 - Patrick Wymark, actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), dies at 44
1972 - Harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), dies at 86
1977 - Cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28
1977 - Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 29
1977 - Steve Gaines, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in air crash at 28
1983 - Merle Travis, country singer, dies at 75
1983 - Yves Thériault, French Canadian author (b. 1915)
1984 - Carl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul DiracTheoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul Dirac (1984) 1984 - Paul Dirac, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 82
1986 - Samora Machel, president of Mozambique, dies in air crash at 53
1987 - Andrey Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1903)
1988 - Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (b. 1922)
1989 - Anthony Quayle, actor (Moses, Operation Crossbow), dies at 76
1990 - Joel McCrea, actor (Ramrod), dies of pulmonary complications at 84
1990 - Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter dies aged 72
1992 - Orton Chirwa, Malawi's lawyer/Justice minister, dies in captivity
1993 - James Leo Herlihy, novelist (Midnight Cowboy), dies at 66
1993 - Maurice Dolbier, US actor/writer (Nowhere near Everest), dies at 81
1993 - Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (b. 1909)
1994 - Burt Lancaster, actor (Elmer Gantry), dies of heart attack at 80
1994 - Charles Robert Owen Medley, dancer/Choreographer, dies at 88
1994 - Eberhard Feik, German actor (Tatort), dies at 50
1994 - Ivan Svitak, philosopher, dies at 69
1994 - Sergei F Bondartsjoek, actor/director (Waterloo), dies at 74
1995 - Bernadette Hingley, priest, dies at 47
1995 - Christopher Stone, actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), dies at 53
1995 - Jack Rose, screenwriter, dies at 83
1995 - Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer, dies at 65
1996 - Alfred William Bill Bedford, test Pilot, dies at 75
1996 - Mary Tuck, social researcher/civil servant, dies at 68
1999 - Calvin Griffith, Former owner of Washington Senators (b. 1911)
2001 - Ted Ammon, American financier (b. 1949)
2002 - Barbara Berjer, American actress (b. 1920)
2002 - Bernard Fresson, French actor (b. 1931)
2003 - Jack Elam, American actor (b. 1918)
2003 - Miodrag Petrović, Serbian actor (b. 1924)
2004 - Anthony Hecht, American poet (b. 1923)
2004 - Chuck Hiller, American baseball player (b. 1934)
2005 - Shirley Horn, American singer (b. 1934)
2005 - Endon Mahmood, First Lady of Malaysia (breast cancer) (b. 1941)
2005 - Eva Svankmajerova, Czech artist (b. 1940)
Actress Jane WyattActress Jane Wyatt (2006) 2006 - Jane Wyatt, American actress, dies at 96
2007 - Max McGee, American football player (b. 1932)
2007 - Paul Raven, British bass-player (Killing Joke, Ministry) (b. 1961)
2008 - Gene Hickerson, American football Hall of Famer (b. 1935)
2010 - Bob Guccione, American publisher (Penthouse magazine), dies at 79
2010 - Parthasarathy Sharma, Indian cricketer (b. 1948)
2011 - Muammar Gaddafi, Ruler of Libya (b. 1942)
2011 - Moatassem Gaddafi, Son of Moammar Gaddafi and National Security Adviser of Libya (b. 1977)
2011 - Tone Pavček, Slovenian poet and translator (b. 1928)

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