Famous Deaths on July 5

  • 1316 Infante Ferdinand of Majorca (b. 1278)
  • 1375 Charles III of Alençon, French archbishop (b. 1337)
  • 1472 Charles of Artois, Count of Eu, French military leader (b. 1394)
  • 1539 Antonio M Zaccaria, Italian physician/saint, dies
  • 1626 Stephan Fadinger, Austrian boer leader, dies in battle
  • 1666 Albert VI of Bavaria (b. 1584)
  • 1676 Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish soldier (b. 1613)
  • 1681 Fjodor Aleksejevitsj, tsar of Russia, dies
  • 1715 Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1659)
  • 1719 Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, Irish general (b. 1641)
  • 1773 Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian and philologist (b. 1719)
  • 1803 William Jackson, (Jackson of Exeter), English composer and organist, dies at 73

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1826 Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore dies at 44 of apoplexy

British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore
Stamford Raffles
  • 1833 Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor (b. 1765)
  • 1851 Juanita, Mexican, lynched by California gold diggers
  • 1852 Johann Baptist Weigl, composer, dies at 69
  • 1859 Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (b. 1777)
  • 1862 Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist (b. 1800)
  • 1871 Cristina di Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess, dies
  • 1883 Frederick Scotson Clark, composer, dies at 42
  • 1884 Victor Masse, composer, dies at 62
  • 1886 Henry Gerhard, founder (Social-Democratic Union), dies at 57
  • 1887 August F Pott, German philological (That Personennamen), dies
  • 1894 Betty Paoli, writer, dies
  • 1904 Abai Kunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet (b. 1845)
  • 1905 Carel V Gerritsen, free thinker, dies
  • 1907 Maria Anna Mahler, Gustav Mahler's eldest daughter, dies at 5
  • 1908 Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (b. 1833)
  • 1909 Emil Bohn, composer, dies at 70
  • 1911 George J Stoney, Irish physicist, dies at 85
  • 1913 Alfred Lyttelton, cricketer (Eng wk 1880-84 demon lob bowler), dies
  • 1920 John Shuter, cricketer (scored 28 in only Test for England 1888), dies
  • 1920 Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor, dies at 63
  • 1925 Hjalmar Borgstrom, composer, dies at 61
  • 1927 Albrecht Kossel, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1853)
  • 1929 Henry Lincoln Johnson, Member of 369th regiment (aka Harlem Hell Fighters), first American to receive the Croix de guerre (b. 1897)
  • 1932 Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (b. 1880)
  • 1935 Daniel Plooy, Dutch new testament expert, dies at 58
  • 1937 Chester Greenwood, American inventor (invented earmuffs at 15), dies at 78
  • 1938 John McIlwraith, cricketer (Tests for Australia), dies
  • 1941 Oskar Fried, composer, dies at 69
  • 1944 William Gillies Whittaker, composer, dies at 67
  • 1945 John Curtin, Victoria, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor: 1941-45), dies of heart disease at 60
  • 1948 Carole Landis, US actress (1 Million BC, Topper Returns), dies at 29
  • 1948 G Bernanos, writer, dies at 60
  • 1948 Peter JM Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor, dies at 77
  • 1950 Kenneth Shadrick, Pvt from WV becomes 1st US fatality in Korean War
  • 1950 Salvatore Giuliano, Sicilian bandit, shot by police
  • 1957 Charles Sherwood Noble, American-born inventor
  • 1963 Daniel Ruyneman, composer, dies at 76
  • 1965 Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (b. 1909)
  • 1966 George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
  • 1969 Ben Alexander, dies at 58
  • 1969 Tom Mboya, Kenyian economics minister, assassinated in Narobi at 65
  • 1969 Walter Gropius, architect/found (Bauhaus school of design), dies at 86
  • 1969 Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein-1905), dies at 85
  • 1969 Leo McCarey, American film director (b. 1898)
  • 1975 Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano (b. 1892)

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1979 Elizabeth Ryan, tennis ace (won 19 Wimbledon titles), dies at 87

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • 1979 Judson Laire, actor/singer (Papa-Mama), dies at 76
  • 1980 Archibald James Potter, composer, dies at 61
  • 1981 Jorge Urrutia Blondel, composer, dies at 75
  • 1983 Arie Querido, psychiatrist (social psychiatry), dies
  • 1983 Harry James, swing-era bandleader/trumpet player, dies at 67
  • 1983 Vaclav Trojan, composer, dies at 76
  • 1985 Gerard Schmook, Flemish literature historian/custodian, dies at 86
  • 1985 Jack Robertson, South African cricket spinner (3 Tests v Aust 1935-36), dies
  • 1985 Marion Byron, actress (Steamboat Bill Jr), dies at 73
  • 1989 Ernesto Halffter, composer, dies at 84
  • 1990 Mitch Snyder, homeless advocate, commits suicide by hanging at 46
  • 1991 Howard Nemerow, US poet laureate (Pulitzer), dies
  • 1991 Mildred Dunnock, dies at 87
  • 1992 Georgia Brown, British singer/actress (Love at Stake), dies at 59
  • 1993 Harrison E Salisbury, US journalist (NY Times), dies at 84
  • 1994 Ad Gang, Dutch Liberal Party Asst Secretary of State, dies at 67
  • 1995 Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor, dies at 69
  • 1996 Anne Schumacher Hummert, radio pioneer, dies at 91
  • 1996 Clyde Wiegand, physicist, dies at 81
  • 1996 Lorna Young, salesperson, dies at 44
  • 1996 Erik Wickberg, The Salvation Army general (b. 1904)
  • 1997 Mrs. Miller, American singer (b. 1907)
  • 1998 Sid Luckman, American football player (b. 1916)
  • 2001 Ernie K-Doe, African-American singer (Mother-in-Law), dies of cirrhosis at 65

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2002 Ted Williams, baseball hall of famer and last player to bat over.400 in a single season (Boston Red Sox) dies at 84

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 2002 Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (b. 1924)
  • 2003 Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1979)
  • 2004 Hugh Shearer, Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1923)
  • 2004 Rodger Ward, American race car driver (b. 1921)
  • 2005 James Stockdale, U.S. Navy vice admiral (b. 1923)
  • 2005 Shirley Goodman, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 2006 Kenneth Lay, American businessman (b. 1942)
  • 2007 Régine Crespin, French operatic soprano (b. 1927)
  • 2007 Kerwin Mathews, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2007 George Melly, British jazz & blues musician (b. 1926)
  • 2008 Hasan Doğan, 37th president of the Turkish Football Federation (b. 1956)
  • 2010 Bob Probert, Canadian professional ice hockey forward. (b. 1965)
  • 2011 Cy Twombly, American artist (b. 1928)
  • 2014 Rosemary Murphy, German-born American actress, dies from esophageal cancer at 89
  • 2015 Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), dies at 94
  • 2016 Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist, dies at 102