Famous Deaths on July 24

  • 1115 Matilda, Countess of Tuscany (b. 1046)
  • 1240 Konrad von Th├╝ringen, fifth Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights
  • 1345 Jacob van Artevelde, statesman, murdered
  • 1568 Prince Don Carlos of Spain (b. 1545)
  • 1594 John Boste, Catholic saint and martyr (b. 1544)
  • 1652 Johann Weichmann, composer, dies at 32
  • 1712 Cornelis earl of Nassau, general-major/mister of Woudenberg, dies
  • 1739 Benedetto Marcello, composer, dies on 53rd birthday
  • 1756 George Vertue, engraver, dies
  • 1758 John Dyer, British poet, dies at 58
  • 1768 Nathanial Lardner, English theologian (b. 1684)
  • 1809 Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer, dies at 74
  • 1812 Joseph Schuster, composer, dies at 63
  • 1819 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, dies at 43
  • 1826 Jacob Kimball, composer, dies at 65
  • 1831 Maria Agata Szymanowska, composer, dies at 41
  • 1837 Charles Hodges, English/Dutch portrait painter
  • 1842 John Sell Cotman, landscape painter, dies
  • 1846 Joseph Leopold Eybler, Austrian composer/choir master, dies at 81
  • 1846 Louis Napoleon, French King of the Netherlands (1806-10), dies at 67

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1862 Martin Van Buren, 8th US president (1837-41), dies of heart failure at 79

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren
  • 1865 Johan Filip von Schantz, composer, dies at 30
  • 1868 George Cattermole, painter/illustrator, dies
  • 1876 Thomas Molleson Mudie, composer, dies at 66
  • 1883 Matthew Webb, English Channel swimmer, drowns above Niagara Falls
  • 1900 Ferdinand Hamet, Dutch missionary in Mongolia, murdered at 59
  • 1908 Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (b. the same day 1867)
  • 1910 Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (b. 1841)
  • 1927 Ry┼źnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
  • 1931 Marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of finance, dies at 75
  • 1933 Max von Schillings, composer, dies at 65
  • 1936 James Philip Dunn, composer, dies at 52
  • 1944 Jan Postma, leader of illegal Dutch party (CPN), executed at 49
  • 1947 Ernest Austin, composer, dies at 72
  • 1954 Mary Church Terrell, educator/civil rights leader, dies at 90
  • 1957 Sacha Guitry, actor/playwright/director (Lovers & Thieves), dies at 72
  • 1960 Carl Deis, composer, dies at 77
  • 1960 Hans Albers, German actor (Blue Angel), dies at 68
  • 1962 Victor Moore, comedian, dies of heart attack at 86
  • 1964 Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer, dies
  • 1965 Constance Bennett, actress (Madame X, Topper), dies at 59
  • 1965 Irene Browne, actress (Peg O' My Heart), dies of cancer at 69
  • 1966 Tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32
  • 1967 Little Billy Rhodes, dies of stroke at 72
  • 1969 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64
  • 1970 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
  • 1971 Alan Rawsthorne, composer, dies at 66
  • 1972 Bobby Ramirez, drummer (White Trash), killed at 23 in bar brawl
  • 1973 Mary Frasca, singer/actress, dies in NYC
  • 1974 Chris Chubbock, newscaster, shoots self on air
  • 1974 Ernest Milton, actor (Julius Caesar, Cat Girl), dies at 84

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1974 James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935), dies at 82

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick
  • 1979 Archie Duncan, actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 65

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1980 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Pink Panther), dies at 54

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 1980 Uttam Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1926)
  • 1986 Fritz A Lipman, discoverer (co-enzymes, Nobel 1953), dies at 87
  • 1986 Laurie Nash, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies
  • 1989 Ernest Morrison, actor (Peggy Does Her Darndest), dies
  • 1990 Alan Clarke, director (Elephant, Road, Scum, Firm), dies at 54
  • 1991 Freddie Brown, cricketer (English Test captain 1950-51), dies
  • 1991 Isaac B Singer, Polish/US writer (Yentl, Nobel 1978), dies at 87
  • 1991 Karl Ellis, dies at 41
  • 1992 Arlette-Leonie Arletty, dies at 94
  • 1992 Khaled Mahmoud Saeed, asst to Palestine terrorist Abu Nidal, murdered
  • 1992 Lillian Oppenheimer, orgamist, dies of a heart attack at 93
  • 1992 Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (b. 1900)
  • 1993 Ben[jamin S] Polak, Dutch physician/resistance fighter, dies
  • 1993 Francis Bouygues, French entrepreneur/billionaire, dies at 70
  • 1993 Lonnie D'Orsa, dies at 96
  • 1993 Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (b. 1957)
  • 1994 Grete Schickedanz, German head mistress, dies at 82
  • 1994 Wangila Napunyi, welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988), dies at 26
  • 1995 Don Richard Carpenter, novelist, dies at 64
  • 1995 Jeremiah Jerry Patrick Lordam, songwriter/compser, dies at 61
  • 1995 Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, filmmaker/teacher, dies at 94
  • 1995 Werner Grusch, film director, dies at 51
  • 1996 Howard Vernon, actor (Faceless, Delicatessen), dies at 82
  • 1996 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, dies at 60
  • 1996 Virginia Christine, actress (Mrs Olson), dies at 76
  • 1997 Saw Maung, general/president of Myanmar (Burma) (1988-92), dies
  • 1997 William J. Brennan, Jr. American Supreme Court judge (1956-90), dies at 91
  • 2000 Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (b. 1925)
  • 2001 Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • 2002 Maurice Denham, English actor (Mr Love, Damn the Defiant), dies at 92
  • 2005 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (b. 1912)
  • 2007 Albert Ellis, American psychologist (b. 1913)
  • 2007 Chaney Kley, American Actor (b. 1972)
  • 2008 Norman Dello Joio, American composer (b. 1913)
  • 2009 E. Lynn Harris, American Author (b. 1955)
  • 2010 Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)
  • 2011 Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
  • 2012 Chad Everett, American actor, dies from lung cancer at 75
  • 2012 Sherman Hemsley, American Actor, dies from natural causes at 74
  • 2012 John Atta Mills, Ghanaian President, dies at 68
  • 2012 Robert Ledley, American physiologist, biophysicist, and radiologist, dies at 86
  • 2016 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), dies at 86