Famous Deaths on 3rd July

  • 683 Leo II, Pope (681-83), dies
  • 1090 Egbert II van Brunswick, Fries count, dies in battle
  • 1570 Antonio Paleario, Italian humanist, executed by inquisition at 67
  • 1642 Maria de' Medici, French queen-mother, dies at about 69
  • 1672 Francis Willughby, English biologist (b. 1635)
  • 1704 Sophia Alekseyevna, regent of Russia (b. 1657)
  • 1749 William Jones, Welsh mathematician (b. 1675)
  • 1778 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French writer/composer (Pygmalion), dies
  • 1778 Anna Maria Pertl Mozart, mother of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b. 1720)
  • 1795 Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (b. 1714)
  • 1795 Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general and governor of Louisiana (b. 1716)
  • 1801 Johann Nepomuk Went, composer, dies at 56
  • 1809 Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian composer and playwright (b. 1746)
  • 1816 Dorothea Jordan, French actress/mistress (William IV), dies at 65
  • 1858 Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Russian painter (b. 1806)
  • 1862 William Barksdale, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 40
  • 1863 Alonzo Hersford Cushing, US Union lt, dies in battle at about 22
  • 1863 Lewis Addison Armistead, Confederate brigadier general Gettysburg/dies in battle at 46
  • 1863 Little Crow, [Ta-oya-te-duta], Santee Sioux indian chief, dies
  • 1863 Richard Brooke Garnett, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 45
  • 1863 Samuel Kosciuzko Zook, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 40
  • 1863 George Hull Ward, American general (b. 1826)
  • 1873 Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski, composer, dies at 57
  • 1890 Gilman Marston, American Brigadier General (Union volunteers) and politician (R-NH), dies at 78
  • 1891 Stefano Golinelli, composer, dies at 72
  • 1904 Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist/Zionist, dies
  • 1904 Edouard Beaupré, Canadian giant and strongman (b. 1881)
  • 1908 Joel Chandler Harris, created Uncle Remus, dies at 59
  • 1910 Julius Slabbe, Belgian writer, dies
  • 1910 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicketkeeper (Aust 1886-88), dies

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1916 henrietta (Hetty) Green, (Witch of Wall Street), dies at 81

The Witch of Wall Street Hetty Green
The Witch of Wall Street
Hetty Green
  • 1918 Sultan Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1844)

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1933 Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), dies at 80

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen
  • 1934 Henry WAE, Prince of Netherlands/father of Queen Juliana, dies
  • 1935 André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (b. 1878)
  • 1940 George Shepstone, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1896-99), dies
  • 1942 Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, French general (b. 1856)
  • 1948 Adrien H Gerhard, Dutch SDAP-politician, dies at 90
  • 1948 Quintin McMillan, cricketer (13 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1952 Daniel Zamudio, composer, dies at 64
  • 1952 Henriette Bosmans, composer, dies
  • 1954 Siegfried Handloser, German physician (b. 1895)
  • 1957 Richard Mohaupt, German composer (Bucolica), dies at 52
  • 1957 Dolf Luque, baseball player (b. 1890)
  • 1960 Alfred Henry Ackley, composer, dies at 73
  • 1965 Clarence Loomis, composer, dies at 75
  • 1965 Trigger, horse (Roy Rogers), dies at 25
  • 1966 Andre Gailhard, composer, dies at 81
  • 1966 Cornelis "Kees" Boeke, theorist, dies at 81
  • 1966 Joseph Deems Taylor, composer, dies at 80
  • 1967 John Clark, actor (Last Day of the War), dies at 50
  • 1969 Brian Jones, guitarist (Rolling Stones), drowns to death at 25
  • 1969 Hermann Grabner, composer, dies at 83
  • 1970 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), dies at 84

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1971 Jim Morrison, rock singer (Doors), dies of heart failure at 27

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • 1971 Renie Riano, English-born American actress dies after long illness at 71
  • 1972 Mississippi Fred McDowell, jazz artist, dies at 68
  • 1973 Charles Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto), dies at 63
  • 1974 John C Ransom, US poet (World's Body), dies
  • 1976 Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58
  • 1977 Hugh Le Caine, composer, dies at 63
  • 1977 Mohammed al-Zahaby, Egyptian minister, murdered
  • 1978 James Daly, actor (Medical Center), dies at 59
  • 1979 Louis Durey, French composer, dies at 91
  • 1981 Ross Martin, actor (Mr Lucky, Wild Wild West), dies at 61
  • 1982 Henry King, US film director (Song of Bernadette, Gunfighter), dies at 96
  • 1983 John Fleming (Jack) Brock, scientist, physician and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, 78
  • 1984 Raoul Salan, French general/OAS leader (Algeria), dies at 85
  • 1985 Frank Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager (b. 1893)
  • 1986 Rudy Vallee, singer (Vagabond Dreams), dies at 84
  • 1987 Viola Dana, actress (Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover), dies at 90
  • 1988 Gabriel Dell, actor (Dead End Kids), dies of leukemia at 68
  • 1989 Andrei Gromyko, Soviet diplomat, dies just short of his 80th birthday
  • 1989 Jim Backus, actor (Magoo, Gilligan's Island), dies at 76 of pneumonia
  • 1990 Ludi Claire Hugo, entertainer, dies at 70
  • 1990 Maurice Girodias, French publisher, dies at 71
  • 1991 Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer, dies at 77
  • 1992 Arline Bletcher, entertainer, dies of natural causes at 99
  • 1992 Marc Tannenbaum, rabbi (only Jew to attend Vatican II), dies at 66
  • 1993 Don Drysdale, American Major League Baseball player, dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1993 "Curly" Joe DeRita, last of Three Stooges, dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1994 Felix Kelly, New Zealand-born British artist, dies at 80
  • 1994 Harry Ebbeling, PC-corrector, dies at 54

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1994 Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), dies of a heart attack at 59

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • 1994 Pieter Hennipman, Dutch economist, dies at 85
  • 1995 Albert Hardy, photographer, dies at 82
  • 1995 Brad Lee Sexton, bass guitarist, dies at 47
  • 1995 Gil Wolman, situationist, dies at 65
  • 1995 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
  • 1996 Raaj Kumar, actor (Tiranga, Saudagar), dies at 68
  • 1998 Danielle Bunten Berry, American software developer (b. 1949)
  • 1999 Mark Sandman, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 2000 Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor (b. 1944)
  • 2001 Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (b. 1931)
  • 2001 Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2003 Gaetano Alibrandi, Papal diplomat (b. 1914)
  • 2004 Andrian Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1929)
  • 2005 Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director (b. 1914)
  • 2005 Gaylord Nelson, American politician (b. 1916)
  • 2006 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (b. 1941)
  • 2006 Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (b. 1950)
  • 2007 Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (b. 1915)
  • 2007 Boots Randolph, American saxophonist (b. 1927)
  • 2008 Ernie Cooksey, English Footballer (b. 1980)
  • 2008 Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (b. 1925)
  • 2008 Clive Hornby, English soap actor - Emmerdale (b. 1944)
  • 2008 Oliver Schroer, Canadian fiddler and composer (b. 1956)
  • 2009 John A. Keel, American Fortean, television scriptwriter, author of The Mothman Prophecies (b. 1930)
  • 2012 Andy Griffith, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 86
  • 2015 Boyd K. Packer, LDS church apostle, dies at 90
  • 2015 Diana Douglas, Bermudian-born American actress (The Indian Fighter), dies at 92
  • 2016 Noel Neill, American actress (Adventures of Superman), dies at 95
  • 2016 Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84