Famous Deaths on 4th July

  • 907 Luitpold, Margrave of Bavaria
  • 943 Taejo of Goryeo, ruler of Korea (b. 877)
  • 965 Pope Benedict V, Italian Roman Catholic Pope (b. unknown)
  • 973 Ulrich of Augsburg, German bishop (b. 890)
  • 1187 Reinoud van Châtillon, French prince of Antioch, dies
  • 1301 Willem II Berthout van Mechelen, bishop of Utrecht, dies in battle
  • 1307 Rudolf III, Duke of Austria/King of Bohemia dies
  • 1336 Elisabeth van Portugal, queen of Portugal/saint, dies at about 65
  • 1498 Filips van Burgundy, admiral-general of Netherlands, dies
  • 1541 Pedro de Alvarado, Spanish occupier, dies at about 56
  • 1546 Hayreddin Barbarossa, Admiral of the Ottoman Navy (b. 1478)
  • 1578 Charles de Berlaymont, baron of Hierges, gov/viceroy of Names, dies
  • 1603 Philippus the Monte, priest/bandmaster/composer, dies at 82
  • 1623 William Byrd, English composer (Ave verum corpus), dies at 80
  • 1627 Thomas Middleton, Elizabethan dramatist (Women Beware Women), dies
  • 1648 Antoine Daniel, French Jesuit missionary, one of the Canadian Martyrs (b. 1601)
  • 1672 Ambrosius Reiner, composer, dies at 67
  • 1672 Govert D Camphuysen, (court)painter, dies at about 48
  • 1742 Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician (b. 1671)
  • 1754 Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist and author (b. 1680)
  • 1757 Jean-Joseph Vade, composer, dies at 38
  • 1761 Samuel Richardson, English writer (b. 1689)
  • 1768 Willem van Hairs, Fries nobleman/poet (Suicide), dies at 58
  • 1780 Charles Alexander, Duke of Lotharingen South Neth, dies at 67
  • 1787 Charles, prince de Rohan-Soubise, marshal of France, dies at 71
  • 1789 Claudio M da Costa, Brazilian conductor, dies at 59
  • 1821 Richard Cosway, English artist (b. 1742)

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1826 John Adams, 2nd US President (1797-1801), dies at 90

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams

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1826 Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President (1801-09), dies at 83

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson

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1831 James Monroe, 5th US president (1817-25), dies of heart failure and tuberculosis at 73

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe

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1840 Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery dies at 53

  • 1845 Pierre P Royer-Collard, French philosopher/Council of 500, dies
  • 1848 Francois Rene de Chateaubriand, French novelist (Atala)/diplomat, dies
  • 1850 William Kirby, English entomologist (b. 1759)
  • 1851 Martin-Joseph Mengal, composer, dies at 67
  • 1854 Karl F Eichhorn, German law historian, dies at 72
  • 1856 Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor, dies at 64
  • 1857 William L. Marcy, American statesman (b. 1786)
  • 1863 Paul Joseph Revere, US grandson of Paul Revere/Union brig-gen, dies
  • 1881 Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish statesman (b. 1806)
  • 1882 Joseph Brackett, American composer (b. 1797)
  • 1888 Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Schimmelreiter), dies at 70
  • 1889 Auguste Mermet, composer, dies at 79
  • 1891 Frederic Louis Ritter, composer, dies at 67
  • 1891 Hannibal Hamlin, U.S. Vice President (b. 1809)
  • 1901 John Fiske, [Edmund Fisk Green], US historian/philosopher, dies
  • 1902 Swami Vivekananda, Indian Hindu spiritual leader and a key figure in the introduction of Yoga to the Western world, dies while meditating at 39
  • 1905 Élisée Reclus, French anarchist (b. 1830)
  • 1910 Giovanni V Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (Mars), dies at 75
  • 1910 Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer, dies at 70
  • 1910 Melville Weston Fuller, 8th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1833)
  • 1916 Alan Seeger, American war poet (b. 1888)
  • 1917 Johan H C Kern, Dutch linguist (Sanskreet), dies at 84
  • 1922 Lothar von Richthofen, German pilot (b. 1894)
  • 1923 Florimond Fonteyne, Flemish priest/politician (Volkseeuw), dies at 67
  • 1926 Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Saint (b. 1901)
  • 1929 Otto Taubmann, composer, dies at 70
  • 1931 Emanuele F duke of Aosta, Italian WW I-general/fascist, dies at 62
  • 1931 Hussein ibn-Ali, sjarif Mecca/king/kalief of Hedzjaz (1917-24), dies
  • 1934 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, dies at 61

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1934 Marie Skłodowska-Curie, French-Polish Physicist/Chemist, 1st woman to win Nobel Prize (1903, 1911) dies at 66 of radiation poisoning

Physicist Marie Curie
Physicist
Marie Curie
  • 1938 Otto Bauer, Austrian social democrat, dies at 56
  • 1938 Suzanne Lenglen, 6 time Wimbledon champ, dies at 39 of anemia
  • 1941 Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician (b. 1881)
  • 1943 Wladyslaw Sikorski, gen/PM of Poland in exile (1939-43), dies at 62
  • 1946 Othenio Able, Austria paleontology, dies at 71
  • 1946 Gerda Steinhoff, Nazi concentration camp overseer (b. 1922)
  • 1948 Monteiro Lobato, Brazilian writer (b. 1882)
  • 1952 Walter Long, dies at 73
  • 1957 Judy Tyler, actress (Princess-Howdy Doody), dies at 24 in car crash
  • 1958 Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam), dies at 79
  • 1961 Franklyn Farnum, dies of cancer at 83
  • 1962 Rex Bell, actor/lt-gov (Nevada), dies of heart attack at 56
  • 1963 Fritz Reuter, composer, dies at 66
  • 1963 Grant Richards, actor (Doug-Doorway to Danger), dies at 48
  • 1963 Bernard Freyberg, Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1889)
  • 1970 Harold Vanderbilt, America Cup winner (1930, 34, 37), dies at 85
  • 1970 Barnett Newman, American artist (b. 1905)
  • 1971 Don McPherson, rocker, dies at 29
  • 1971 Joe Cox, cricketer (4 wickets in 3 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1971 Thomas C Hart, US admiral/commander (Pacific Fleet), dies at 94
  • 1971 August Derleth, American writer and editor (b. 1909)
  • 1973 Leonid Stein, Russian chess player, dies at about 39
  • 1974 Mohammed SA al-Hoesseini, Mufti of Jerusalem/pres Com Palestine, dies
  • 1975 Georgette Heyer, English author (b. 1902)
  • 1976 Yonatan Netanyahu, Israel commander killed freeing Israeli hostages during Operation Entebbe in Uganda, at 30 years
  • 1976 Antoni Słonimski, Polish poet (b. 1895)
  • 1977 Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (b. 1918)
  • 1979 Lee Wai Tong, Chinese footballer (b. 1905)
  • 1980 Maurice Grevisse, Belgian grammarian (b. 1895)
  • 1982 Sylvestre A Guzman Fernandez, pres Dominican Rep, commits suicide
  • 1982 Terry Higgins, early British AIDS death (b. 1945)
  • 1983 Claus Adam, composer, dies at 65
  • 1984 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
  • 1985 John de Quay, Dutch premier (1959-63), dies at 83
  • 1986 Flor Peeters, Flemish baron/organist/composer, dies at 83
  • 1986 Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (b. 1899)
  • 1988 Adrian Adonis, [Keith Franke], WWF wrestler, killed in auto accident
  • 1991 Victor Chang, Australian physician (b. 1936)
  • 1992 Astor Piazzolla, Argentine composer (Tango Nuevo), dies at 71
  • 1992 Joe Newman, US jazz trumpetist (Count Basie), dies
  • 1993 Anne Shirley, actress (Stella Dallas), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • 1993 Charles Crain, actor, dies in Hollywood at 83
  • 1993 Felix White, choreographer (Black Vibrations Theatre), dies at 65
  • 1994 Arthur Berry, artist, dies at 69
  • 1994 Juan Gil Poet-Albert, dies at 90
  • 1994 Liesbeth Struppert, actress (Pipo the Clown, Anne Frank), dies at 55
  • 1994 Rupert Davies, methodist scholar, dies at 84
  • 1994 Tawfik Ziad, Palestinian communist/Israeli MP/mayor of Nazareth, dies
  • 1994 Joey Marella, American professional wrestling referee (b. 1964)
  • 1995 Bob Ross, artist, dies at 52
  • 1995 Eva Gabor, actress (Green Acres), dies at 76
  • 1995 Jacques Berque, Islamic scholar, dies at 85
  • 1995 Richard "Pancho" Gonzalez, tennis great, dies of stomach cancer at 67
  • 1996 Clay Jones, gardener, dies at 72
  • 1996 Leo Avery, abbot of Quarr, dies at 58
  • 1997 Charles Kuralt, news anchor (CBS Sunday Morning), dies at 62
  • 1999 Leo Garel, American artist and cartoonist (b.1917)
  • 2000 Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, Polish writer (b. 1919)
  • 2001 Keenan Milton, Professional Skater (b. 1974)
  • 2002 Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American general (b. 1912)
  • 2002 Mansoor Hekmat, Iranian politician (b. 1951)
  • 2002 Winnifred Quick, American Titanic survivor (b. 1904)

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2003 Barry White, American singer, dies at 58

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White
  • 2003 André Claveau, French singer (b. 1915)
  • 2004 Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor (b. 1920)
  • 2004 Frank Robinson (Xylophone Man), an eccentric street entertainer in Nottingham, England (b. 1932)
  • 2005 Hank Stram, American football coach (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician (b. 1979)
  • 2007 Bill Pinkney, American singer and performer (b. 1925)
  • 2008 Charles Wheeler, British journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2008 Jesse Helms, American politician (b. 1921)
  • 2008 Terrence Kiel, American Football Player (b. 1980)
  • 2008 Thomas M. Disch, American science fiction author (b. 1940)
  • 2008 Evelyn Keyes, American actress (Gone with the Wind), dies at 91
  • 2009 Brenda Joyce, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2009 Allen Klein, American record label executive (b. 1931)
  • 2009 Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
  • 2009 Steve McNair, American football player (b. 1973)
  • 2009 Lasse Strömstedt, Swedish writer (b. 1935)
  • 2009 Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard, Congolese politician (b.1938)
  • 2009 Jim Chapin, American drummer (b.1919)
  • 2010 Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Iraqi-born Lebanese Shiite Muslim cleric and Hezbollah mentor (b. 1935)
  • 2011 Otto von Habsburg, last crown prince of Austria-Hungary and MEP (1979-1999) (b. 1912)
  • 2012 Jimmy Bivins [James], American Hall of Fame boxer, dies from pneumonia at 92