Famous Deaths on January 13

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86 BC Gaius Marius, Roman general and politician (held the office of consul seven times), dies at 70

Roman General and Consul Gaius Marius
Roman General and Consul
Gaius Marius
  • 533 Remigius van Reims, 1st bishop of Reims (459-533)/saint, dies about 96
  • 703 Empress Jitō of Japan (b. 645)
  • 858 Aethelwolf, king of Wessex (Battle at Aclea), dies
  • 888 Charles III, the Fat One, King of Franconia/Roman emperor, dies
  • 1049 Derrick IV, Count of Holland (1039-49), dies in battle
  • 1138 Simon I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1076)
  • 1151 Abbot Suger, French statesman and historian (b. 1081)
  • 1177 Hendrik Jasomirgott Babenberg, Duke of Austria, dies. (b. 1107)
  • 1307 Arnoud van Foreest, Dom deacon of Utrecht, dies
  • 1330 Frederick I (III), the Fair, Duke of Austrian/German anti-king, dies (b. 1286)
  • 1363 Meinhard III of Gorizia-Tyrol (b. 1344)
  • 1488 Hermann Vischer, "the Old", buried
  • 1599 Edmund Spenser, poet (Faerie Queene), dies at about 46
  • 1625 Pieter Bruegel "the Older", (Bloemenbruegel), Flemish painter, dies
  • 1630 Yuan Chonghuan, Chinese military commander (b. 1584)
  • 1651 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver, dies at 86
  • 1658 Edward Sexby, English Puritan soldier (b. 1616)
  • 1682 Simon van Leeuwen, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 55
  • 1691 George Fox, founder of Quakers, dies at 66
  • 1702 Peter Rabus, Dutch poet/translator (Great Name Book), dies at 41
  • 1762 Leonhard Trautsch, composer, dies at 68
  • 1766 King Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1723)
  • 1790 Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (b. 1712)
  • 1795 Francois-Joseph Krafft, composer, dies at 73
  • 1796 John H. D. Anderson, Scottish scientist and inventor (b. 1726)
  • 1797 Elisabeth C von Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederick II, dies at 81
  • 1828 Alexandre-Auguste Robineau, composer, dies at 80
  • 1832 Thomas Lord, English cricketer, founder of Lord's cricket ground (b. 1755)
  • 1838 Ferdinand Ries, German composer dies at 53
  • 1853 Theophilos Kairis, Greek priest, humanist and revolutionary (b. 1783)
  • 1860 William Mason, American politician (b. 1786)

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1864 Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • 1879 WF Hendrik the Navigator, prince of Neth/viceroy of Lux, dies at 58
  • 1882 Wilhelm Mauser, German weapon designer and manufacturer (b. 1834)
  • 1885 Schuyler Colfax, American politician (b.1823)
  • 1889 Solomon Bundy, American politician (b. 1823)
  • 1892 Charles Albert White, composer, dies at 62
  • 1894 Nadezhda von Meck, Russian patroness of Pyotr Tchaikovsky (b. 1831)
  • 1901 Carlo Angeloni, composer, dies at 66
  • 1905 George Thorn, Premier of Queensland (b. 1838)
  • 1906 Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (b. 1859)
  • 1913 Thomas P Krag, Norw author/novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44
  • 1914 Bernardus H Heldt, Dutch MP, dies at 72
  • 1914 Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, composer, dies 76
  • 1915 Mary Slessor, Scottish missionary (b. 1848)
  • 1924 Georg H Quincke, German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89
  • 1928 Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer, dies at 57

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1929 Wyatt Earp, US marshall (OK Corral), dies at 80

OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp
OK Corral Sheriff
Wyatt Earp
  • 1929 H. B. Higgins, Australian politician and judge (b. 1851)
  • 1930 C-E Auguste Rateau, French inventor (R-steam turbine), dies at 66
  • 1930 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English Electrical Engineer and Inventor, dies at 65
  • 1932 Sophia of Prussia, consort of Constantine I of Greece (b. 1870)
  • 1934 Jean-Baptiste Marchand, soldier/explorer (Sudan), dies at 70
  • 1934 Paul Ulrich Villard, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays, dies at 73
  • 1937 Walter Brearley, cricketer (17 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1905-12), dies
  • 1939 Jacob Ruppert, CEO (NY Yankees, 1915-39), dies

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1941 James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • 1943 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist (b. 1889)
  • 1947 Veit Valentin, German/US historian (German People), dies at 61
  • 1953 Paul Niggli, Swiss Mineralogist (crystal structures), dies at 64
  • 1954 Roland Diggle, English-born American composer and organist, dies at 69
  • 1958 Edna Purviance, actress (Charlie Chaplin, Sunnyside), dies at 61
  • 1958 John Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/church historian, dies at 75
  • 1958 Jesse L. Lasky, U.S. film producer (b. 1880)
  • 1960 Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Italian poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
  • 1962 Ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42
  • 1963 Leonardus G Kortenhorst, Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 76
  • 1968 Bill Masterson, NHL player for the Minnesota Northstars checked into the boards, dies two days later
  • 1969 Fred Price, cricket wicket-keep (England, v Aust Headingley 1938), dies
  • 1969 Wilton Graff, actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), dies at 65
  • 1971 Bernard "Heinz" Lammerding, Germ SS-gen/contractor (Tulle), dies at 65
  • 1971 Robert Still, English composer, dies at 60
  • 1974 Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (b. 1906)
  • 1974 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet (b. 1904)
  • 1976 Margaret Leighton, British actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53
  • 1978 Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn
  • 1978 Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees), dies at 96
  • 1979 Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33
  • 1979 Marjorie Lawrence, Australian soprano (b. 1907)
  • 1980 Andre Kostelanetz, Russian conductor, dies at 78
  • 1981 Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Mary, My Child), dies at 83
  • 1982 Marcel Camus, French director (Orfeu Negro), dies at 69
  • 1983 Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1983 D Mack Reynolds, US writer (Amazon Planet, Once Departed), dies
  • 1983 Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 71
  • 1983 John McHugh, actor (Unspeakable), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1985 Carol Wayne, Johnny Carson's teatime movie hostess, dies at 42
  • 1987 E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/co-founder (Trouw, Loyal), dies
  • 1988 Chiang Ching-huo, president of Taiwan (1978-88), dies at 69
  • 1989 Joe Spinell, actor (Maniac, Star Crash, Strike Force), dies at 51
  • 1992 Josef Neckermann, German founder mail-order firm/travel bureau, dies
  • 1992 Yvonne Bryceland, actress (Road to Mecca), dies of cancer at 66
  • 1993 Rene Pleven, PM of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies
  • 1993 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer (b. 1907)
  • 1994 Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist, dies at 79
  • 1994 Johan J Holst, Norwegian min of defense/foreign affairs, dies at 56
  • 1995 Arnold Smith, painter (Vigelius Prize 1935), dies at 89
  • 1995 Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, bishop, dies at 81
  • 1995 Maxwell Henley Harris, Austrian poet/publisher (Critics), dies at 73
  • 1995 Ruby Starr, vocalist (Grey Ghost), dies of brain tumor at 44
  • 1996 Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], actress (Julietta), dies at 99
  • 1996 Willian Myuon Bany Guerrilla leader, dies
  • 1997 William Mills, painter, dies at 74
  • 2001 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  • 2002 Ted Demme, American film director (b. 1963)
  • 2002 Gregorio Fuentes, Cuban fisherman, reputed model for Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea (b. 1897)
  • 2002 Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (b. 1916)
  • 2003 Norman Panama, American screenwriter and director (b. 1914)
  • 2004 Arne Næss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber (b. 1937)
  • 2004 Harold Shipman, British serial killer (b. 1946)
  • 2005 Earl Cameron, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1915)
  • 2005 Nell Rankin, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1924)
  • 2006 Frank Fixaris, American sportscaster (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Marc Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • 2007 Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1949)
  • 2007 Danny Oakes, racecar driver (b. 1911)
  • 2008 Sergei Larin, Lithuanian tenor (b. 1956)
  • 2008 Johnny Podres, American baseball player (b. 1932)
  • 2009 Doña Mary Ejercito, Filipino supercentarian, mother of Joseph Ejercito Estrada (b. 1905)
  • 2009 Patrick McGoohan, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2009 Mansour Rahbani, Lebanese composer and lyricist (b. 1925)
  • 2009 Nancy Bird Walton, Australian aviator (b. 1915)
  • 2009 William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet under the pseudonym S. S. Gardons (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (b. 1950)
  • 2010 Jay Reatard, American garage punk musician (b. 1980)
  • 2010 Kalifa Tillisi, Libyan writer and linguist
  • 2012 Rauf Denktash, leader of Turkish Cypriots, dies of multiple organ failure at 87
  • 2012 Gianpiero Moretti, steering wheel designer, dies from cancer at 71
  • 2013 Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer, dies from complications from a stroke at 76
  • 2014 Bobby Collins, Scottish footballer, dies at 82
  • 2015 Ronnie Ronalde [Ronald Charles Waldron], British entertainer and world famous whistler, dies at 91
  • 2015 Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies 'Dozy', English musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), dies at 70
  • 2016 Brian Bedford, English actor (Anthony-Coronet Blue), dies at 80
  • 2017 Dick Gautier, American stage and screen actor (Get Smart, Bye Bye Birdie), dies at 85
  • 2017 William Peter Blatty, American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, dies at 89
  • 2017 Anthony Armstrong-Jones [Lord Snowdon], British photographer and ex-husband of Princess Margaret, dies at 86