Famous Deaths on July 22

  • 1035 Robert II/I, Duke of Normandy, dies
  • 1362 Louis of Durazzo, Italian soldier (b. 1324)
  • 1387 French Ackerman, Ghent rebel/leader of Reisers, murdered at about 57
  • 1461 Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), dies at 58
  • 1477 Adolf van Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen, dies in battle at 39
  • 1497 Francesco Botticini, Italian painter, dies at about 52
  • 1499 Neithart Fox, [Jonker Fox], German passage leader, slain in battle
  • 1525 Richard Wingfield, English diplomat
  • 1619 Lawrence of Brindisi, Italian monk (b. 1559)
  • 1633 Trijntje Keever, presumed to have been the tallest woman ever (b.1616)
  • 1635 Pietro Antonio Tamburini, composer, dies at 45
  • 1645 Gaspar de Guzman, premier of Spain (1621-43), dies at 58
  • 1676 Clement X, [Emilio Altieri], Italian Pope (1670-76), dies at 86
  • 1726 Hugh Drysdale, British Colonial Governor of Virginia
  • 1734 Peter King, 1st Baron King, Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1786 Vaclav Kalous [Simon à Scto Bartholomaeo], Czech composer, dies at 71
  • 1789 Joseph-François Foulon, French administrator (b. 1715)
  • 1794 Jean-Benjamin de La Borde, French composer, dies at 59

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1802 Marie Francois Xavier Bichat, a founder of histology, dies from falling down stairs at 30

Anatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
Anatomist and Physiologist
Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
  • 1826 Giuseppe Piazzi, monk/mathematician (found 1st asteroid), dies at 80
  • 1832 Napoleon II of France (b. 1811), son of Napoleon I dies of tuberculosis
  • 1840 Josef Jawurek, composer, dies at 83
  • 1848 Karl Guhr, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1852 Auguste Marmont, French marshal (b. 1774)
  • 1861 Barnard Elliot Bee, US Confederate brigadier general, dies at 37
  • 1863 Carl Schuberth, composer, dies at 52
  • 1864 James Birdseye Mcpherson, US Union gen-major, dies in battle at 35
  • 1864 William Henry Talbot Walker, Confederate gen-mjr, dies in battle at 47
  • 1868 Zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer, dies at 51
  • 1869 John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge), (b. 1806)
  • 1870 Josef Strauss, Austrian composer (Dynamids), dies at 42
  • 1880 Anna Caroline Oury, composer, dies at 72
  • 1902 Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (b. 1822)
  • 1903 Cassius Marcellus Clay, American emancipationist (b. 1810)
  • 1904 Wilson Barrett, English actor (b. 1846)
  • 1908 William Randal Cremer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1828)
  • 1909 D v Liliencron, writer, dies at 65
  • 1915 Sir Sandford Fleming, Scottish-Canadian engineer and inventor (b. 1827)
  • 1916 James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (b. 1849)
  • 1918 Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (b. 1898)
  • 1920 William Kissam Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1849)
  • 1922 Jokichi Takamine, Japanese chemist (b. 1854)
  • 1922 John Motley Morehead III, American Chemist (commercial production of calcium carbide, important for welding), dies at 67
  • 1929 Bror Beckman, composer, dies at 63
  • 1929 Edouard baron Empain, Belgian builder (Heliopolis), dies at 76
  • 1932 Roosje Vos, Dutch trade union leader, dies at 71
  • 1932 Roses Fox, Trade union leader, dies at 71
  • 1932 Errico Malatesta, Italian anarchist (b. 1853)
  • 1932 Reginald Fessenden, Canadian inventor and radio pioneer (b. 1866)

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1934 John Dillinger, Notorious American bank robber, shot dead at 31 by federal agents at the Biograph Theater in Chicago

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
John Dillinger
  • 1937 Ted McDonald, cricketer (43 wickets for Australia), dies in car crash

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1950 Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada (1921-30, 1935-48), dies of pneumonia at 75

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • 1952 Antonio Maria Valencia, composer, dies at 49
  • 1952 August Balthazar, Belgian politician, dies at 58
  • 1953 Cy Kendall, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown), dies at 55
  • 1955 Joseph Foley, American actor (Mr Peepers), dies at 45
  • 1958 Karl Nunes, cricketer (1st WI Test captain 1928), dies
  • 1958 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, dies at 62
  • 1966 Edward Gourdin, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1924) and jurist, dies at 68
  • 1967 Carl Sandburg, poet (Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Years), dies at 89
  • 1968 Giovanni Guareschi, Italian author: Don Camillo/Peppone, dies at 60
  • 1969 Hammy Love, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, played for Australia), dies
  • 1970 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (b. 1912)
  • 1972 Hugo Kauder, Austrian composer, dies at 84
  • 1972 Pavel Borkovek, composer, dies at 78
  • 1974 Edna Lewis Thomas, US actress (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 88
  • 1974 Lili Darvas, Hungarian actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron), dies at 68
  • 1974 Wayne L Morse, (Sen-D-Oregon), dies at 73
  • 1979 Hope Summers, actress (Clara - "The Andy Griffith Show"), dies at 78
  • 1979 Soschtschenko, writer, dies at 83
  • 1979 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American boxer/actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 69
  • 1979 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (b. 1929)
  • 1980 Fred Kaps [Abram PA Bongers], magician (world champ 1955), dies at 54
  • 1987 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India), dies
  • 1988 Duane Jones, dies of cardiopulmonary arrest at 51
  • 1988 Luigi Lucioni, Italian, landscape painter (opera stars), dies at 87
  • 1989 Martti Talvela, Finnish bass (b. 1935)
  • 1990 George Wood, dies of diabetes complications at 56
  • 1990 Preben Neergaard, Danish actor (Mordskab), dies of cancer at 70
  • 1992 David Wojuarowicz, artist (U2 album cover), dies of AIDs at 37
  • 1992 Souleiman Franjieh, president Lebanon (1970-76), dies
  • 1992 Wayne McLaren, model (Marlboro Man), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • 1992 Wayne McLaren, American stuntman, model, actor, and rodeo performer (Marlboro Man), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • 1995 Dave Clark, music promoter/songwriter, dies at 85
  • 1995 Harold Larwood, cricket (98 wkts bowling for Engl 1926-34), dies at 91
  • 1995 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader in New Orleans, Louisiana, dies at 90
  • 1996 Courtney Alexandre Henriques Laws, community leader, dies at 65
  • 1996 Leon Shenandoah, native American leader, dies at 81
  • 1996 Peter Ludwig, businessman/art collector, dies at 71
  • 1996 Richard Day, engineer/development expert, dies at 48
  • 1996 Robert Collins, keyboard player, dies at 33
  • 1996 Tamara Danz, German singer (Silly), dies of cancer at 43
  • 1998 Hermann Prey, German bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • 1999 Gar Samuelson, American musician (Megadeth) (b. 1958)
  • 2000 Eric Christmas, British actor (b. 1916)
  • 2000 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (b. 1925)
  • 2000 Claude Sautet, French film director (b. 1924)
  • 2001 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (b. 1909)
  • 2003 Qusay Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1966)
  • 2003 Uday Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1964)
  • 2003 Wahome Muthahi, Kenyan humourist (b. 1954)
  • 2004 Sacha Distel, French singer (b. 1933)
  • 2004 George Kidd, Canadian diplomat (b. 1917)
  • 2004 Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1922)
  • 2005 Eugene Record American songwriter and singer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)
  • 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes, Brazilian electrician killed by Scotland Yard (b. 1978)
  • 2006 José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (b. 1965)
  • 2006 James E. West, mayor of Spokane, Washington (b. 1950)
  • 2006 Dika Newlin, American composer, Schoenberg expert and punk rocker, dies at 82
  • 2007 Jarrod Cunningham New Zealand rugby player (b. 1968)
  • 2007 Mike Coolbaugh former baseball player and coach (b.1972)
  • 2007 Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)
  • 2007 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (b. 1906)
  • 2007 Laszlo Kovacs, Hungarian-born cinematographer (b. 1933)

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2008 Estelle Getty, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies of Lewy body disease at 84

Actress Estelle Getty
Actress
Estelle Getty
  • 2009 Richard M. Givan Supreme court chief justice (b. 1921)
  • 2009 Peter Krieg, German documentary filmmaker, producer and writer (b. 1947)
  • 2011 Cees de Wolf, Dutch footballer (b. 1945)
  • 2011 Linda Christian, Mexican actress (Athena, VIPs, Battle Zone), dies at 87
  • 2012 George A. Miller, American psychologist, dies at 92
  • 2013 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish footballer, dies at 84
  • 2013 Dennis Farina, American actor, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 69
  • 2016 Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, dies at 85
  • 2017 Bobby Taylor, American singer and producer who discovered "The Jackson 5" (Motown Records), dies of cancer at 83