Famous Deaths on July 28

  • 450 Theodosius II de Jongere, emperor Austrian Empire, dies
  • 1057 Victor II, [Gebhard], Pope (1055-57), dies
  • 1101 Su Tung-p'o, Chinese poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher, dies at 64
  • 1128 William Clito, Count of Flanders (b. 1102)
  • 1230 Duke Leopold VI of Austria (b. 1176)
  • 1285 Queen Keran of Armenia, consort of Leo III of Armenia
  • 1330 Michael III, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies in battle
  • 1527 Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish conquistador

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1540 Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed

Lawyer and Statesman Thomas Cromwell
Lawyer and Statesman
Thomas Cromwell
  • 1631 Guillén de Castro y Bellvis, Spanish dramatist (b. 1569)
  • 1641 John Amner, English composer, dies at 61
  • 1655 Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist/novelist, dies at 36 in Paris
  • 1655 Suzuki Shosan, Samurai/monk/propagator of Zen Buddhism, dies at 76
  • 1667 Abraham Cowley, English poet (Mistress/Sex libri plantarum), dies
  • 1675 Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer (b. 1605)
  • 1685 Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, English statesman (b. 1618)
  • 1711 Gerard Lairesse, painter, buried
  • 1718 Etienne Baluze, French scholar (b. 1630)
  • 1723 Mariana Alcoforado, nun (schreef no Lettres Portuguese), dies at 63

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1741 Antonio Vivaldi, Italian Baroque composer (The Four Seasons), dies at 63

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Virtuoso & Composer
Antonio Vivaldi
  • 1746 John Peter Zenger, journalist, involved in 1st amendment fight, dies

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1750 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (Art of the Fugue), dies at 65

  • 1762 George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician (b. 1691)
  • 1778 Arvid Niclas Hopken, composer, dies at 68
  • 1794 Georges Couthon, French politician, beheaded at 39

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1794 Maximilien Robespierre, French revolutionary (President of the National Convention, Member of Committee of Public Safety), executed by guillotine at 36

Revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre
Revolutionary
Maximilien Robespierre
  • 1802 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer (Il er pastore, Ifigenia), dies at 72
  • 1811 Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Coriolan), dies
  • 1818 Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (b. 1746)
  • 1835 Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (b. 1768)
  • 1837 John Ross, British composer and organist, dies at 73
  • 1838 Bernhard Henrik Crusell, composer, dies at 62
  • 1842 C Brentano, writer, dies at 63
  • 1844 Joseph Bonaparte, older brother of Napoleon I and King of Naples and Spain (b. 1768)
  • 1849 Charles Albert, King of Sardinia (1831-49), dies at 50
  • 1850 Stefano Pavesi, composer, dies at 71
  • 1863 James Deshler, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 30
  • 1864 Johann Hermann Kufferath, composer, dies at 67
  • 1864 Samuel Benton, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at about 44
  • 1869 Carl G Carus, German arts/psychologist/philosopher, dies
  • 1869 Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Czech anatomist (b. 1787)
  • 1872 Friedrich Kaiser, astronomer (Kaiser-Compass), dies
  • 1878 George Law Curry, Newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon (b. 1820)
  • 1895 Joannes Kappeyne van Coppello, Internal minister (1877-89), dies at 72
  • 1904 Plehve, Russian foreign minister (bomb under carriage), dies
  • 1907 James Henry Lane, US Brigadier General during Civil War (Confederate) and professor, dies at 74
  • 1915 Vilbrun G Sam, rebellion leader/president of Haiti, lynched
  • 1934 Louis Tancred, cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for South Africa 1905-14), dies

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1934 Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Anna Christie), dies at 65 of cancer

  • 1937 Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer, dies at 51
  • 1937 Joseph Lee, father of Playgrounds movement, dies

  • 1939 William J Mayo, US surgeon/co-founder Mayo Clinic, dies at 78
  • 1940 Johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66
  • 1956 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher/graphologist, dies at 83
  • 1957 Edith Abbott, American social worker, educator, and author (b. 1876)
  • 1965 Maurice Yvain, composer, dies at 74
  • 1965 Minor Watson, actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), dies at 75
  • 1965 Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (b. 1894)
  • 1967 Karl W. Richter, Lieutenant, USAF, American aviator (b. 1942)
  • 1968 Charles William Mayo, American surgeon (Mayo Clinic), dies in a car accident at 70
  • 1968 Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1944), dies at 89
  • 1969 Ernst Tittel, composer, dies at 59
  • 1969 Frank H Loesser, US songwriter/composer (Guys & Dolls), dies at 59
  • 1969 Gabriel von Wayditch, composer, dies at 80
  • 1969 Ramón Grau, Cuban president (b. 1882)
  • 1971 Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], photographer (Vogue), commits suicide at 48
  • 1971 Myril Hoag, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • 1971 Charles E. Pont, American artist (b. 1898)
  • 1972 Helen Traubel, American soprano, dies at 73
  • 1972 Charu Majumdar, Indian revolutionary leader (b. 1918)
  • 1973 Royal Butler, actor, dies at 80
  • 1974 Jack Ellis, cricketer (Victorian WK, Ashes tourist 1926), dies
  • 1974 Truman Bradley, TV host (Science Fiction Theater), dies at 69
  • 1976 Jacob Soetendorp, rabbi, dies at 62
  • 1976 Lucie Mannheim, actress (39 Steps), dies at 77
  • 1978 Jan Willem van Otterloo, composer, dies at 70
  • 1979 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (b. 1898)
  • 1980 Cecil Burleigh, composer, dies at 95
  • 1981 Fr. Stanley Rother, Roman Catholic Priest, Martyr and Missionary to Guatemala (b. 1935)
  • 1982 George Kleinsinger, US composer (Tubby the Tuba), dies at 68
  • 1983 Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies
  • 1984 Bess Flowers, actress (View from Pompey's Head), dies at 85
  • 1985 Grant Williams, actor (Shrinking Man), dies of toxic poisoning at 54
  • 1986 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter and sculptor (Iron Tower), dies at 91
  • 1986 Syd Curnow, South African cricketer (168 runs in 7 Tests), dies
  • 1987 James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism), dies at 81
  • 1989 Jeff Richards, actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies at 66
  • 1990 Armando Frid, of Argentina (Born May 24, 1866 Guin rec), dies at 124
  • 1990 Jill Esmond, actress (13 Women, My Pal Wolfe, FP 1), dies at 82
  • 1990 Maurice Braddell, actor (Things to Come), dies
  • 1991 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled to Netherlands, dies at 45
  • 1993 Herbert Joeks, [van Hugten], Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown), dies at 77
  • 1994 Bernard Delfont, Rus/British impresario (Thorn EMI), dies at 84
  • 1994 Colin Turnbull, anthropologist, dies at 69
  • 1994 Selwyn Powell, art Editor, dies at 82
  • 1996 Harold C Fox, Fashion designer/musician, dies at 86
  • 1996 Mickey Fenn, docker/socialist, dies at 58
  • 1996 Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and writer (How to Know Birds), dies at 87
  • 1996 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), dies at 48
  • 1997 Louis Cohen, physicist, dies at 71
  • 1997 Seni Pramoj, PM of Thailand (1945-46, 75, 76), dies
  • 1998 Lenny McLean, English bareknuckle fighter (b. 1949)
  • 1999 Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and 1989 Nobel laureate for his contributions to econometrics, dies at 87
  • 2000 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist and historian (b. 1918)
  • 2000 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band-Boogie Shoes), dies in a construction accident at 47

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2002 Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 92

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • 2003 Lady Valerie Goulding, Irish politician and activist (b. 1918)

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2004 Francis Crick, English molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (1962), dies of colon cancer at 88

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
  • 2004 Sam Edwards, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2004 Eugene Roche, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2004 Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist (b. 1938)
  • 2004 George Williams, soul singer (the Tymes), dies at 68
  • 2005 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), dies at 93
  • 2006 David Gemmell, British writer (b. 1948)
  • 2007 Jim LeRoy, Airshow pilot (b. 1961)
  • 2007 Karl Gotch, Belgian professional wrestler (b. 1924)
  • 2008 Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress, murdered (b. 1977)
  • 2009 Jim Johnson, NFL Assistant Coach, Eagles Defensive Coordinator from 1999-2009 (b.1941)
  • 2009 Reverend Ike [Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II], American televangelist (Joy of Living), dies at 74
  • 2010 Ivy Bean, English internet celebrity (b. 1905)
  • 2011 Abdul Fatah Younis, Former Libyan Interior Minister, assassinated for pro-Gadaffi ties (b. 1944)
  • 2013 William Scranton, American politician, dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 96
  • 2013 George Scott, American MLB player, dies at 69
  • 2013 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88
  • 2013 Frank Castillo, American MLB player, drowns at 44
  • 2013 Eileen Breenan, American actress, dies from bladder cancer at 80
  • 2014 Margot Adler, American journalist, dies from endometrial cancer at 68
  • 2015 Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder, dies at 66
  • 2015 James Jude, American thoracic surgeon (developed CPR), dies at 87
  • 2016 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer and activist, dies at 90