Famous Deaths on April 22

  • 296 Pope Caius, Bishop of Rome 283-296
  • 536 St. Agapetus I, Italian Pope (535-36), dies
  • 1253 Elias van Cortona, Italian general (1232-39), dies at about 53
  • 1355 Eleonora Plantagenet, daughter of King Edward II, dies at 36
  • 1462 Gilbert of Lannoy, master of Villerval/Tronchiennes/Santes, dies
  • 1521 Juan de Padilla, Spanish nobleman/communero-rebel, beheaded
  • 1592 Bartolommeo Ammanati, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 80
  • 1648 Catharina Belgian van Nassau, daughter of Willem, dies at 69
  • 1662 John Tradescant, traveller/gardener, dies
  • 1672 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar/author/poet (Hercules), dies at 73
  • 1699 Hans A baron von Abschatz, Silesian poet, dies at 53
  • 1758 Antoine de Jussieu, French naturalist (b. 1686)
  • 1776 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1778 James Hargreaves, inventor (spinning jenny), dies
  • 1782 Josef Ferdinand Norbert Seger, composer, dies at 66

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1782 Anne Bonny, Irish pirate, dies in prison (date is approximate)

Pirate Anne Bonny
Pirate
Anne Bonny
  • 1788 Zacharias H Alewijn, Dutch poet, dies 46
  • 1806 Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (stabbed) (b. 1763)
  • 1821 John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter/etcher, dies at 52
  • 1827 Thomas Rowlandson, caricaturist, dies
  • 1830 Knud L Rahbek, Danish literary/historian, dies at 69
  • 1833 Richard Trevithick, inventor (steam locomotive), dies at 62
  • 1839 Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (b. 1784)
  • 1844 Henri-Montan Berton, composer, dies at 76
  • 1854 Nicolás Bravo, Mexican politician and soldier (b. 1786)
  • 1864 Joseph Gilbert Totten, US Union general-major, dies at 76
  • 1865 Francis Washburn, US Union colonel/gen major, dies of injuries
  • 1877 James P. Kirkwood, American civil engineer (b. 1807)
  • 1883 Octave Fouque, composer, dies at 38
  • 1890 Magnus Huss, Swedish Physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease, dies at 82
  • 1892 Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, composer, dies at 69
  • 1893 Chaim Aronson, inventor and academic (b. 1825)
  • 1896 Thomas Meik, British civil engineer (b. 1812)
  • 1899 E J (Ned) Gregory, cricketer (one Test for Aust), dies
  • 1901 William Stubbs, English historian and Anglican bishop, dies at 74

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1908 Henry Campbell-Bannerman, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1905-08), dies at 71

British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  • 1925 Andre Caplet, composer, dies at 46
  • 1929 Odon Peter Jozsef de Mihalovich, composer, dies at 86
  • 1929 Henry Lerolle, French painter (b. 1848)
  • 1930 Jeppe Aakjaer, Danish poet (b. 1866)
  • 1933 Frederick Henry Royce, motorcar pioneer, dies
  • 1941 Arthur Briscoe, cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests), dies
  • 1944 Mezio Agostini, composer, dies at 68
  • 1945 Kathe Kollwitz, German graphic artist, dies at 77
  • 1946 Harlan Fiske Stone, Chief Justice Supreme Court (1941-46), dies at 73
  • 1946 Lionel Atwill, actor (Capt Blood, Great Waltz), dies at 61
  • 1950 Charles H Houston, architect of NAACP legal campaign, dies at 54
  • 1951 Stanley Ridges, actor (possessed, Sgt York, Mr Ace), dies at 59
  • 1951 Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (b. 1870)
  • 1953 Top Naeff, [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N], Dutch writer, dies at 75
  • 1957 Ignatius Roy D Campbell, British poet (Garcia Lorca), dies at 54
  • 1961 Maria Radulphus, [Adrian Hermus], Curacao school inspector, dies at 91
  • 1962 Solomon Pimsleur, composer, dies at 61
  • 1962 Vera Reynolds, actress (Dragnet Patrol, Lawless Woman), dies at 62
  • 1967 Tom Conway, actor (Mark Saber, Betty Hutton Show), dies at 62
  • 1968 Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (b. 1911)
  • 1975 Mary Philips, actress (Farewell to Arms), dies at 75
  • 1976 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, composer, dies at 79
  • 1977 Charles Sanford, orchestra leader (Your Show of Shows), dies at 71
  • 1978 Will Geer, actor (Grandpa Walton-Waltons), dies at 75

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1980 Jane Froman, singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), dies at 72

Singer Jane Froman
Singer
Jane Froman
  • 1981 Brailsford Reese Brazeal, dean (Morehouse College), dies at 76
  • 1982 Melville Bell Grosvenor, pres (National Geographic Society), dies at 80
  • 1983 Earl "Fatha" Hines, US, jazz pianist/conductor, dies
  • 1983 Walter Slezak, actor (Bedtime For Bonzo), commits suicide in NY at 80

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1984 Ansel Adams, US photographer, dies at 82

Photographer Ansel Adams
Photographer
Ansel Adams
  • 1985 Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (b. 1900)
  • 1986 Mircea Eliade, writer, dies
  • 1988 Irene Rich, US actress (Beau Brumell, Champ), dies at 96
  • 1989 Huey Newton, US, Black Panther leader, shot dead at 47

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1989 Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), dies at 84 of a heart attack

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • 1990 Bertil Unger, actor (Devil & Max Devlin), dies
  • 1992 Billy Wayne White, murderer, executed in Texas at 34
  • 1992 Joop [Joseph] van Santen, Dutch 1st Chamber member (CPN), dies
  • 1992 Youcca Troubatzkoy, actress (Flower of the Night), dies
  • 1993 Andries Treurnicht, founder South African Conservative Party, dies at 72

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1993 Cesar Chavez, US farm worker (United Farm Workers), dies at 66

Farm Labor Leader Cesar Chavez
Farm Labor Leader
Cesar Chavez
  • 1993 Mark Koenig, baseball shortstop (NY Yankees), dies at 88
  • 1994 D Nauta, theologist/church historian/lawyer, dies at 96
  • 1994 Denis Pitts, journalist, dies at 64
  • 1994 Jack Alexander Bently, trombonist, dies at 80

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1994 Richard Nixon, 37th President (1969-75), dies of a stroke at 81

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1994 Schmidt Hans Burkhardt, artist, dies at 89
  • 1995 Don Pullen, pianist/composer, dies at 53
  • 1995 Maggie Kuhn, activist (Gray Panthers), dies at 89
  • 1996 David Shipman, film historian, dies at 63
  • 1996 Erma Bombeck, American humorist (The Grass is Greener over the Septic Tank), dies at 69
  • 1996 Hiteshwar Saikia, PM of Indian state of Assam (1991-96), dies
  • 1996 Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American professional golfer (b. 1908)
  • 1998 Kitch Christie, South African rugby coach (b. 1940)
  • 1999 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (b. 1938)
  • 1999 Chan Canasta, magician and mindreader (b. 1920)
  • 2003 Martha Griffiths, U.S. Congresswoman (b. 1912)
  • 2003 Michael Larrabee, American athlete (b. 1933)
  • 2003 Felice Bryant, American songwriter (b. 1925)
  • 2004 Pat Tillman, American football player and U.S. Army Ranger (killed in action) (b. 1976)
  • 2004 Jason L. Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1981)
  • 2005 Norman Bird, UK character actor (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Robert Farnon, Canadian-born composer and conductor (b. 1917)
  • 2005 Erika Fuchs, German translator (b. 1906)
  • 2005 Philip Morrison, American physicist (b. 1915)
  • 2006 Alida Valli, Italian actress (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Juanita Millender-McDonald, congresswoman from southern California (b. 1938)
  • 2008 Ed Chynoweth, Canadian ice hockey executive (b. 1941)
  • 2011 Moin Akhter, Pakistani actor (b. 1950)
  • 2013 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 72
  • 2016 Madeleine Sherwood, Canadian actress (Mother Superior - Flying Nun), dies at 93
  • 2016 Isabelle Dinoire, French recipient of world's 1st partial face transplant, dies from surgical complications at 49