Famous Deaths on July 18

  • 640 Arnulf, bishop of Metz (614-640)/politician, dies at about 58
  • 715 Muhammad bin Qasim (b. 695)
  • 1100 Godfried IV van Bouillon, count of Antwerp, dies
  • 1374 Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (Italia Mia), dies at 69
  • 1488 Alvise Cadamosto, Italian explorer (b. 1432)
  • 1544 René van Chalon, viceroy of Holland, dies in battle at 25
  • 1591 Jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster, dies at 40
  • 1608 Joachim III Frederik, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 61
  • 1610 Caravaggio [Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio], Italian painter, (Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy), dies at 38
  • 1639 Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar, German prince and general (b. 1604)
  • 1642 Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, gov of Ft Emmerik/Heusden, dies
  • 1650 Christoph Scheiner, German astronomer and physicist, dies at 74
  • 1695 Joannes Camphuys, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 61
  • 1698 Johann Heinrich Heidegger, Swiss theologian (b. 1633)
  • 1721 Jean Antoine Watteau, French painter, dies
  • 1730 François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (b. 1644)
  • 1735 Johann Krieger, German composer and organist, dies at 83
  • 1792 John Paul Jones, American naval commander (b. 1747)

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1817 Jane Austen, English novelist (Pride and Prejudice), dies at 41

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
  • 1831 Thomas Greatorex, composer, dies at 72
  • 1833 Joseph Comb, missionary to Moluccas, dies at 63
  • 1854 Abbas Hilmi I, viceroy of Egypt, dies at about 41
  • 1863 William Dorsey Pender, US Confederate Major General, dies of injuries at 29
  • 1872 Benito Juarez, Cuban justice/general (battle of Acapulco), dies at 66
  • 1884 Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Austrian geologist (b. 1829)
  • 1892 Thomas Cook, British founder and CEO of Thomas Cook & Son travel agency (Cook Travel Bureau), dies at 83
  • 1894 Leconte de Lisle, writer, dies at 75
  • 1898 Emil Hartmann, composer, dies at 62
  • 1899 Horatio Alger, American clergyman and author (Disagreeable Woman, Ragged Dick), dies at 67
  • 1901 Alfredo Carlo Piatti, composer, dies at 79
  • 1902 John White, American composer, dies at 47
  • 1908 Jaime Nunó, Spanish composer (Mexican national anthem), dies at 83
  • 1915 George William Louis Marshall-Hall, composer, dies at 53
  • 1916 Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author
  • 1918 Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna (b. 1864)
  • 1925 Louis Nazaire Bégin, Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1840)
  • 1931 Oskar Minkowski, German Biologist (pancreas and diabetes), dies at 73
  • 1937 Julian Bell, British poet (b. 1908)
  • 1938 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright, executed at 35
  • 1939 Witold Maliszewski, composer, dies at 65
  • 1941 Dionyssios Lavrangas, composer, dies at 80
  • 1944 George A Hartland, English MP (Norwich 1931-35), dies at 60
  • 1944 Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (Centaurs' Booty), dies at 74
  • 1948 Herman Gummerus, Finnish historian and politician (b. 1877)
  • 1949 Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer (b. 1870)
  • 1950 Carl Clinton Van Doren, US literary (The Nation), dies at 64
  • 1952 Paul Saintenoy, Belgian architect (b. 1862)
  • 1952 Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (b. 1906)
  • 1953 Lucy Booth, Daughter of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1868)

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1954 George Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster, dies at 59

American Gangster George
American Gangster
George "Machine Gun" Kelly
  • 1956 Willem J A Kerncamp, Dut overseas minister (Islam & Woman), dies at 57
  • 1958 Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker), dies at 84
  • 1958 John Gobau, Flem/Dutch actor (Death of Business Traveller), dies at 67
  • 1961 Kit Guard, dies of cancer at 67
  • 1963 A H C Cooper, South African cricketer (Test v England 1914), dies
  • 1965 Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, composer, dies at 64
  • 1966 Bobby Fuller, American rock singer and guitarist (I Fought the Law), found dead at 23
  • 1966 German Germanovich Galinin, composer, dies at 44
  • 1967 Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazil pres (1964-67), dies at 66
  • 1968 Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
  • 1969 Barbara Pepper, actress (Doris Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 57
  • 1970 Lucien H d'Azambuja, Fren astronomer (chromosphere of Sun), dies at 86
  • 1973 Jack Hawkins, actor (Ben Hur, Ben-Four Just Men), dies at 62
  • 1975 Federico Ghisi, composer, dies at 74
  • 1980 Naoomal Jeoomal, cricketer (3 Tests for India 1932-34, 108 runs), dies
  • 1981 Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch para-psychologist, dies at 87
  • 1982 Lionel Daunais, French-Canadian singer and composer (b. 1902)
  • 1985 Shahnawaz Bhutto, son of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto
  • 1986 Stanley Rous, British soccer official, dies at 91
  • 1987 Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer, dies at 87
  • 1988 Nico, US model/pop singer (Velvet Underground), dies at 43
  • 1989 Donnie Moore, pitcher (Angels), shoots himself at 35
  • 1989 Rebecca Schaeffer, actress (My Sister Sam), is shot by a fan at 21
  • 1990 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Astérix, Tintin), dies at 79
  • 1990 Karl Menninger, psychatrist (Menninger Clinic), dies at 96 of cancer
  • 1990 Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (b. 1897)
  • 1990 Gerry Boulet, Quebec rock singer (b. 1946)
  • 1991 Andre Cools, Belgian budget minister, murdered at 63
  • 1991 Harold Butler, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1947-48, 12 wkts), dies
  • 1992 Jan Pelleboer, Dutch meteorologist, dies
  • 1992 Mollie Parnis, American fashion designer (Mamie Eisenhower), dies in her 90s (she had long refused to disclose her exact age)
  • 1992 Rudolf Ising, cartoonist (Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies), dies at 88
  • 1992 Viktor Louis, Russian journalist, dies
  • 1993 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (3 Coins in a Fountain), dies at 93
  • 1993 John Beck, US producer (Harvey, Singing Nun), dies at 83
  • 1993 Robert Davis, dies of emphysema at 76
  • 1993 Sergei Y Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut, dies in accident at 35
  • 1993 Vladimir Pavlovich Barmin, Chief designer of Soviet launch pads, dies
  • 1994 Gottfried Reinhardt, [Goldmann], German/US director, dies at 83
  • 1995 Fabio Casartelli, Italian olympian (Oly-gold-92), dies at 24
  • 1996 Hans Fellner, bookseller, dies at 71
  • 1997 Eugene M. Shoemaker, American planetary scientist and geologist (Shoemaker-Levy comet), dies at 69
  • 2001 James Hatfield, American author (b. 1958)
  • 2001 Fabio Taglioni, Italian automotive engineer (b. 1920)
  • 2002 Victor Emery, British theoretical physicist (b. 1933)
  • 2004 Paul Foot, British journalist (b. 1937)
  • 2004 Émile Peynaud, French oenologist (b. 1912)

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2005 William Westmoreland, US general during the Vietnam War, dies at 91

  • 2005 Bill Hicke, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 2007 George Caiazzo, American professional wrestler
  • 2007 Jerry Hadley, American opera singer, (b. 1952)
  • 2007 Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese politician (b. 1908)
  • 2008 Khosrow Shakibai, Iranian actor (b. 1944)
  • 2009 Henry Allingham, British supercentenarian and World War I veteran (b. 1896)
  • 2012 Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor, dies from kidney problems at 69
  • 2015 Alex Rocco, American actor (The Godfather, The Famous Teddy Z), dies at 79
  • 2016 Billy Name [William Linich Jr], photographer (Andy Warhol's factory), dies at 76