Famous Deaths on July 1

  • 251 Decius, Roman Emperor (b. 207)
  • 251 Herennius Etruscus, joint Roman Emperor with father Decius (b. ca. 227)
  • 868 Ali al-Hadi, Shia Imam (b. 828)
  • 1109 King Alfonso VI of Castile (b. 1040)
  • 1277 Baibars, Mameluk sultan of Egypt (b. 1223)
  • 1378 Jan I V van Arkel, bishop of Utrecht/Luik, dies
  • 1523 Hendrik Voes, Flemish priest/church reformer, burned at stake
  • 1523 John of Esschen, Flemish priest/church reformer, burned at stake
  • 1589 Christophe Plantin, French/Belgian book publisher, dies
  • 1592 Marc A Ingegneri, Italian violinist/composer (Responsoria), dies
  • 1614 Isaac Casaubon, French-born classical scholar (b. 1559)
  • 1622 William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, English peer and politician (helped stop Gunpowder Plot) (b. 1575)
  • 1627 Nathaniel Bacon, English painter, dies at 41
  • 1662 Simon Ives, composer, dies at 61
  • 1681 Oliver Plunkett, Irish saint (b. 1629)
  • 1691 Marc'Antonio Pasqualini, composer, dies at 77
  • 1708 Emperor Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia (b. 1706)
  • 1723 Willem van de Pose, gov of Cape Colony (1699-1797), dies at about 59
  • 1742 Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský, Czech monk/composer, dies at 58
  • 1774 Henry Fox Holland, English corrupt politician, dies at 68
  • 1776 Francis Salvador, 1st Jew to die in American Revolutionary War

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1782 Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1765-66, 1782), dies in an influenza epidemic at 52

British Prime Minister Charles Watson-Wentworth
British Prime Minister
Charles Watson-Wentworth
  • 1784 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer, son of J.S. Bach, dies at 73
  • 1805 Georg Ritschel, composer, dies at 60
  • 1819 Jemima Wilkinson, American preacher (b. 1752)
  • 1839 Mahmud II, sultan of Turkey (1808-39), dies at 53
  • 1847 George F Kersting, German painter, dies at 61

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1860 Charles Goodyear, American inventor (vulcanization process for rubber), dies at 59

  • 1863 John Fulton Reynolds, Union general-major, dies in battle at 42
  • 1883 Manuel Gregorio Tavarez, composer, dies at 39
  • 1885 Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens), dies at 73
  • 1894 Julius PJA van Nyevelt, Dutch min of Foreign affairs, dies at 77
  • 1894 Allan Pinkerton, American private detective (b. 1819)

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1896 Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), dies at 85

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 1910 Marius Petipa, Fren ballet dancer/choreographer (Casse-noisette), dies
  • 1916 William Booth, cricketer (WW I 2 Tests for England 1913-14), dies
  • 1925 Erik Satie, French composer (Dreamy Fish), dies at 59
  • 1925 Jan P Veth, Dutch painter/lithographer/art historian, dies at 61
  • 1939 Louis Davids [Simon David], cabaret performer/chorus performer, dies
  • 1943 Auguste Reitsma, Dutch resistance fighter (census director), executed
  • 1943 C Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • 1943 C L Barentsen, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • 1943 Coos Hartogh, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • 1943 Cor Roos, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • 1943 Henri Halberstadt, Dutch resistance fighter (census dir), executed
  • 1943 Johan Brouwer, hispanist/writer/Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • 1943 Koen Limperg, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • 1943 Sam Bloemgarten, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • 1943 Willem Arondeus, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • 1943 Willem Brouwer, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • 1944 Carl Mayer, actor (Dreaming Lips, Ariane, Sunrise), dies at 49
  • 1947 Clarence Lucas, composer, dies at 80
  • 1949 Louis Davids, [Simon David], cabaret artist, dies at 65
  • 1950 Edward Faber Schneider, composer, dies at 77
  • 1950 Eliel Saarinen, Finish-American architect (Chicago Trib building), dies at 76
  • 1950 Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (b. 1865)
  • 1953 Azzedine Bey, Tunisian heir to the throne, murdered
  • 1953 Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist, dies
  • 1958 Apie [Adrian P] Prince, Dutch writer (I Go Me Own Way), dies
  • 1958 Harry Nicholls Holmes, Dr (crystallized vitamin A), dies at 78
  • 1958 Rudolf von Laban, Czech/Ger choreographer (modern dance), dies at 78
  • 1961 Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (b. 1894)
  • 1963 Camille Chautemps, premier France, dies
  • 1964 Pierre Monteux, French/US conductor (Concert Bldg Orch), dies at 89
  • 1965 Claude Thornhill, composer, dies at 55
  • 1965 Wally Hammond, South African cricketer (7,249 runs for England), dies
  • 1966 Pauline Boty, English artist, dies of cancer at 29
  • 1968 Dick Young, cricketer (England wicketkeeper v Aust 1907-08), dies
  • 1968 Virginia Weidler, actress (All This & Heaven Too), dies at 42
  • 1971 Lord Learie Constantine, WI cricketer (all-rounder & fielder), dies
  • 1973 Mario La Broca, composer, dies at 76

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1974 Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), dies of a heart attack at 78

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • 1976 Anneliese Michel, German woman said to be possessed by demons (b. 1952)
  • 1978 Kurt Student, German Luftwaffe general (b. 1890)
  • 1979 Richard Ward, actor (Beacon Hill), dies at 64
  • 1980 Charles Percy Snow, British writer (Friends & Associates), dies at 75
  • 1981 George Voskovec, actor (Fred-Nero Wolfe, Peter-Skag), dies at 76
  • 1981 Carlos de Oliveira, Portuguese writer (b. 1921)
  • 1981 Rushton Moreve, American bass player (b. 1948)
  • 1982 John Everett Watts, composer, dies at 51
  • 1982 Vera [A Veronica] Bondam, actress, dies at 86
  • 1983 R Buckminster Fuller, inventor/philosopher, dies in LA at 87
  • 1984 Moshe Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-born educator (b. 1904)
  • 1986 Roy Poole, actor (Winds of War), dies at 62
  • 1987 Snakefinger, British-born musician (b. 1949)
  • 1988 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer, dies at 82
  • 1988 Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer, dies at 68
  • 1989 William Ching, actor (Moonlighter, Terror in Haunted House), dies
  • 1990 Anna Palk, actress (Play it Cool, Frozen Dead), dies of cancer at 48
  • 1990 Jurriaan Schrofer, graphic designer, dies
  • 1991 Joost Baljeu, painter/founder-editor Structure, dies
  • 1991 Michael Landon, American actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1992 Franco Cristaldi, Italian producer (Amarcord), dies
  • 1992 Francisco Mendes, Guinea-Bissauan politician (b. 1933)
  • 1994 Johanna Ader-Appels, resistance fighter/author, dies
  • 1995 Bruce Mitchell, South African cricketer (leading Test scorer with 3471), dies
  • 1995 Ronald Farrow, radio producer/priest, dies at 49
  • 1995 Wolfman Jack, disc jockey (Midnight Special), dies at 57
  • 1996 Alfred Marks, actor (Fanny Hill, Desert Mice), dies at 75
  • 1996 Margaux Hemmingway, actress (Lipstick), dies at 41
  • 1996 Richard Michael Fraser, political administrator, dies at 80
  • 1996 Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright, dies at 53
  • 1997 Joshua Hassan, first Chief Minister of Gibraltar (1964-69, 72-87), dies at 81
  • 1997 Robert Mitchum, actor (Winds of War), dies at 79
  • 1999 Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-born film director (b. 1908)
  • 1999 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), dies at 72
  • 1999 Forrest Mars Sr., American candy magnate (b. 1904)
  • 1999 Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 2000 Sarah Payne, British murder victim (b. 1992)
  • 2000 Walter Matthau, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2001 Nikolay Basov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
  • 2003 Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist (b. 1930)
  • 2003 Wesley Mouzon, American boxer (b. 1927)
  • 2003 N!xau, Namibian actor (b. 1944)

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2004 Marlon Brando, American actor ("The Godfather", "A Street Cart Named Desire" and "On the Water Front") dies at 80

  • 2004 Peter Barnes, English writer (b. 1931)
  • 2004 Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer (b. 1909)
  • 2005 Luther Vandross, American singer, dies at 54
  • 2005 Obie Benson, American musician (b. 1936)
  • 2006 Fred Trueman, English cricketer (b. 1931)
  • 2008 Mel Galley, English guitarist (b. 1948)
  • 2009 Karl Malden, American actor (b. 1912)
  • 2009 Onni Palaste, Finnish writer (b. 1917)
  • 2009 Mollie Sugden, English actress (b. 1922)
  • 2009 Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan professional boxer (b. 1952)
  • 2009 Marwa El-Sherbini, Egyptian housewife (b. 1977 or 1976)
  • 2010 Ilene Woods, American actress (b. 1929)
  • 2011 Leslie Brooks, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2012 Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano, dies at 86
  • 2013 William Gray III, American politician, dies from natural causes at 71
  • 2014 Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, dies at 76
  • 2015 Sir Nicholas Winton, English Humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 600 children from Nazis), dies at 106
  • 2015 Val Doonican [Michael Valentine], Irish singer and entertainer, dies at 88
  • 2015 Lawrence Herkimer, American "Grandfather of Cheerleading" (founded National Cheerleading Association, patented the pom-pom), dies at 89