Famous Deaths on August 29

  • 29 John the Baptist, beheaded
  • 886 Basilius I, the Macedonier, Byzantine emperor (867-886), dies
  • 1093 Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)
  • 1123 King Eystein I of Norway (b. ca. 1088)
  • 1395 Duke Albert III of Austria (b. 1349)
  • 1442 John VI, Duke of Brittany (b. 1389)
  • 1523 Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot, dies at 35
  • 1526 Louis II, King of Hungary/Bohemia, dies in accident at 20
  • 1533 Atahualpa, last Inca King of Peru, murdered by Spanish conquerors
  • 1542 Cristov√£o da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516)
  • 1653 Gillesz de Hondecoeter, painter/Hostage rights, buried at about 49
  • 1657 John Lilburne, English dissenter
  • 1712 Gregory King, English statistician (law of King), dies at 63
  • 1738 Georg Reuter, Austrian composer and organist, dies at 81
  • 1758 Gerard Van Wage, historian, dies at 75
  • 1758 Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal, dies at 56
  • 1769 Edmond Hoyle, games expert, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1780 Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (b. 1713)
  • 1782 Richard Kempenfelt, Royal Navy Admiral drowns (b. 1718)
  • 1799 Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71
  • 1821 Horace Coignet, composer, dies at 86
  • 1844 Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (b. 1762)
  • 1856 Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (b. 1778)
  • 1861 Franz Joseph Glaser, composer, dies at 63
  • 1865 John Brough, US publisher/(gov-R-Ohio), dies at about 54

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1877 Brigham Young, 2nd president of Mormon Church, dies of peritonitis at 76

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • 1889 Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (b. 1815)
  • 1891 Pierre Lallement, inventor of the bicycle (b. 1843 or 1844)
  • 1893 Aleksei N Apuchtin, Rus poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52 [OS=8/17]
  • 1904 Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876), dies
  • 1909 Emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist, dies
  • 1910 Allen Hill, cricket bowler (England, 2 Tests), dies
  • 1910 Johann O Backlund, Swedish astronomer, dies at 64
  • 1910 John YWJ Eilerts de Cock, sea officer (Suriname), dies at 44
  • 1914 ... Machagovsky, Russian general (Tannenberg), dies in battle
  • 1918 Max Dauthendey, writer, dies at 51
  • 1921 Joel Asaph Allen, US zoologist (rule of Allen), dies at 83
  • 1928 Richard B Haldane, British viscount/lord-chancellor, dies at 72
  • 1930 William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844)
  • 1931 David Abercrombie, Abercrombie & Fitch founder
  • 1933 Georgy Eduardovich Konyus, composer, dies at 70
  • 1935 Astrid S L T Bernadotte, Queen of Belgium/Princess of Sweden, dies
  • 1935 Charles Lee Williams, composer, dies at 82
  • 1940 Arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77
  • 1941 Henri Louis, French officer/resistance fighter, executed at 40
  • 1941 Jan L G "Yvan" Doornik, Dutch resist fighter in France, executed at 36
  • 1946 J E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed
  • 1946 Milan Harasta, composer, dies at 26
  • 1960 Alexander Gauge, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 46
  • 1960 Hazza el-Majali, PM of Jordan is assassinated
  • 1960 Vicki Baum, writer, dies
  • 1966 Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian theoretician (b. 1906)
  • 1968 Victor Sutherland, dies at 79
  • 1968 Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier and planner (b. 1881)
  • 1970 Mary Clare, dies at 76
  • 1972 Lale [Liselotte H] Anderson, Ger night club performer/singer, dies
  • 1972 Rene Leibowitz, composer, dies at 59
  • 1973 Michael Dunn, short actor (Justine, Boom, Madigan), dies at 38
  • 1973 Stringer Davis, actress (Mouse on the Moon, Miranda), dies at about 77
  • 1975 Eamon de Valera, Irish president (1937..59), dies at 92
  • 1975 Leland T. Weed, American singer and actor, dies at 74
  • 1976 Anissa Jones, actress (Buffy, Family Affair), ODs at 18
  • 1976 Jimmy Reed, rocker, dies of epileptic seizure at 50
  • 1976 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (b. 1899)
  • 1977 Jean Hagen, actress (Dead Ringer, Shaggy Dog, Arena), dies at 54
  • 1977 Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver, killing practising at Brands Hatch at 31
  • 1979 Mary Marquet, actress (Landru, Paris Canaille), dies at 84
  • 1981 Lowell Thomas, newscaster (High Adventure), dies in Pawling NY at 89

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1982 Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Casablanca, Gaslight), dies on her 67th birthday

  • 1982 Lehman Engel, US composer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71
  • 1982 Nahum Goldmann, pres Zionist World Organization, dies at 87
  • 1983 Simon Oakland, actor (Toma, Kolchak, Baa Baa Black Sheep), dies at 61
  • 1983 William Goyen, American writer, dies at 68
  • 1984 Muhammad Naguib, Egyptian statesman (b. 1901)
  • 1985 Alexander Abramsky, composer, dies at 87
  • 1985 Evelyn Ankers, actress (Black Beauty, Jungle Woman), dies at 67
  • 1985 Patrick Barr, actor (Black Orchid, On the Run), dies at 77
  • 1986 Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indies 1933-35, "chinaman"), dies

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1987 Lee Marvin, actor (Cat Ballou, Gorky Park), dies in Tucson Ariz at 63

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin
  • 1987 Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (b. 1914)
  • 1989 Peter Scott, English explorer, naturalist, and painter (b. 1909)
  • 1990 Sandy, dog in the play Annie, dies at 16
  • 1991 Dallas Adams, British painter/writer/actor (Terror from Within), dies
  • 1991 Daniel Ocko, dies of respiratory condition at 78
  • 1991 Dixie Dunbar, [Charlotte King], dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1991 Kathryn Cravens, news correspondent, dies at 92
  • 1991 Libero Grassi, Italian underwear manufacturer/anti mafia, dies
  • 1992 Mary Norton, children book author (Borrowers), dies at 88
  • 1992 Teddy Turner, comedian, dies at 75
  • 1993 Dorian Corey, actor (Paris is Burning), dies of AIDs at 56
  • 1993 Henry J "Harry" Smeets, dealer of Volkskrant, dies at 56
  • 1994 Arthur Ernest Mourant, haematologist, dies at 90
  • 1994 Gladys Marea Hartman, athletics Administrator, dies at 74
  • 1994 Jean-Marie Vincent, Haitian Catholic priest, shot dead
  • 1994 Michael Peters, dies of complications due to AIDS at 46
  • 1994 Phillip Gilmore, actress (Malcolm X), dies at 38
  • 1994 Tushar Kanti Ghosh, longest serving newspaper editor, dies at 93
  • 1995 Frank Perry, US dir (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), dies at 65
  • 1995 Harry Broadhurst, British airman, dies at 89
  • 1995 Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist, dies at 70
  • 1995 Thomas Strittmatter, writer, dies at 33
  • 2000 Willie Maddren, English footballer (b. 1951)
  • 2001 Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks), TV and radio star (b. 1952)
  • 2001 Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor (b. 1926)
  • 2002 Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (b. 1920)
  • 2003 Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (b.1939)
  • 2003 Patrick Procktor, English artist (b. 1936)
  • 2003 Michel Constantin, French film actor (b. 1924)
  • 2004 Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (b. 1942)
  • 2005 Barry Cowsill, rock bassist (The Cowsills), believed drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50
  • 2007 Richard Jewell, central figure in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing (b. 1962)
  • 2007 Pierre Messmer, French politician and Prime Minister (b. 1916)
  • 2007 Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (b. 1920)
  • 2007 James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand industrialist (b. 1914)
  • 2008 Geoffrey Perkins, British comedy producer (b. 1953)
  • 2011 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, dies at 96
  • 2014 Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver, dies from cancer at 70
  • 2015 Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You), dies at 75
  • 2016 Gene Wilder, [Jerome Silberman], American actor ( Blazing Saddles, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), dies at 83