Famous Deaths on July 9

  • 1228 Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1386 Leopold III of Austria (b. 1351)
  • 1441 Jan/Johannes van Eyck, Flemish painter (Lamb Gods), dies
  • 1553 Maurice, Elector of Saxony (b. 1521)
  • 1639 Entonius Walaeus, calvinist theologist, dies at 65
  • 1654 Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, Bohemia and Hungary, dies of smallpox (b. 1633)
  • 1677 Angelus Silesius [Johann Scheffer], German medical/mystic poet, dies
  • 1696 Waclaw Potocki, Polish poet (Wojna Chocimska), dies
  • 1706 Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, French Canadian sailor and explorer (b. 1661)
  • 1716 Joseph Sauveur, French sound engineer, dies at 63
  • 1737 de' Medici, last Medici-grand duke of Toscane, dies
  • 1742 John Oldmixon, English historian (b. 1673)
  • 1746 Philip V, French King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46), dies at 62
  • 1747 Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian opera-composer, dies at 76
  • 1755 Edward Braddock, British General, mortally wounded at Fort Duquesne during French & Indian War. Dies 13th July.
  • 1755 Gottlob Harrer, German composer, dies at 52
  • 1756 Pieter Langendijk, painter/etcher/playwright, dies at 72
  • 1766 Jonathan Mayhew, American minister (b. 1720)
  • 1795 Henry Seymour Conway, British general and statesman (b. 1721)
  • 1797 Edmund Burke, British author/parliament leader (Reflections), dies at 68
  • 1805 Georg W "Franz" Panzer, German vicar/librarian, dies at 76
  • 1821 Tommaso Sogner, composer, dies at 58
  • 1843 Washington Allston, US painter/author, dies at 63
  • 1845 Jacob earl of Rechteren/Appeltern, gov of Gelderland, dies at 57
  • 1850 Sajjid Ali Mohammed Bab, Persian founder of Babism

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1850 Zachary Taylor, 12th US president (1849-50), dies in White House at 65

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • 1852 Thompson McKennan, American politician who served as the 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior, dies at 58
  • 1855 Lord Raglan Commander of the British forces during the Crimean War

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1856 Amedeo Avogadro, Italian scientist who contributed to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law (6.022 x 10 ^ 23), dies at 79

Scientist Amedeo Avogadro
Scientist
Amedeo Avogadro
  • 1856 James Strang, Mormon splinter group leader (b. 1813)
  • 1875 Francis Preston Blair Jr, famed St Louis lawyer, dies at 54
  • 1880 Paul Broca, French physician and anatomist (b. 1824)
  • 1882 Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero(b. 1848)
  • 1883 Adrien Louis Victor Boieldieu, composer, dies at 67
  • 1893 William Scotton, cricketer (wicket in 15 Tests for Eng), suicide
  • 1893 George Christopher Cato, Natal pioneer and first mayor of Durban South Africa, dies at 79
  • 1903 Alphonse François Renard, Belgian geologist (b. 1842)
  • 1909 Kasimir Felix Badeni, Premier of Polish/Austria (1895-97), dies at 62
  • 1927 John Drew Jr., American actor (b. 1853)
  • 1932 Henry Howell, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests 1920-24), dies
  • 1932 King C. Gillette, American inventor of the safety razor (b. 1885)
  • 1934 Otakar Zich, Czech composer, dies at 55
  • 1937 Oliver Law, first African-American commander of U.S. troops (b. 1899)
  • 1938 Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (b. 1870)
  • 1947 Lucjan Żeligowski, Polish general (b. 1865)
  • 1948 James Baskett, American actor (Song of the South) 1st African American male to receive an Oscar, dies from diabetes at 44
  • 1949 Fritz Bennicke Hart, composer, dies at 75
  • 1951 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Det), dies at 56
  • 1951 Jorgen Bentzon, composer, dies at 54
  • 1955 Don Beauman, British racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1957 Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer, dies at 80
  • 1957 Manfred Julius Susskind, South African cricketer (1924 Test series), dies
  • 1960 Edward Burlingame Hill, composer, dies at 86
  • 1960 Vallance Jupp, cricketer (28 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1921-28), dies
  • 1961 Alan Marshal, actor (Lydia, Irene, Exile Express), dies at 52
  • 1962 Louis A van Gasteren, Dutch actor (Willem van Oranje), dies at 74
  • 1963 Frank Mayo, actor (Santa Fe Trail), dies of heart attack at 74
  • 1967 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian turned producer, dies at 77

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1967 Eugen Fischer, Nazi physician dies at 93

Nazi Physician Eugen Fischer
Nazi Physician
Eugen Fischer
  • 1968 Allyn Edwards, host (One Minute Please, Mr Citizen), dies at 53
  • 1968 John Indrisano, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 62
  • 1968 Vardis A Fisher, US writer (Passion Spin the Plot), dies at 73
  • 1969 Gertrude Dixon, compiler of Shunryu Suzuki's Zen Mind, dies
  • 1969 Pierre Capdevielle, composer, dies at 63
  • 1969 Rob de Vries, actor/director (Ciske de Rat, Silent Raid), dies at 51
  • 1972 Robert Weede, American baritone (b. 1903)
  • 1974 Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer (Diaghilev), dies at 70
  • 1974 Ted Bowley, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1929-30), dies

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1974 Earl Warren, governor of California/Supreme court justice (1953-68), dies at 83

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • 1977 Loren C Eiseley, US anthropologist/writer (Animal Secrets), dies at 69

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1977 Alice Paul, American suffragist, dies at 92

Suffragist Alice Paul
Suffragist
Alice Paul
  • 1978 Abdul Razak al-Naif, premier of Iraq, murdered
  • 1978 Aladar Zoltan, composer, dies at 49
  • 1979 Betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), dies at 53
  • 1979 Cornelia Otis Skinner, dies at 78
  • 1979 Janardhan Gnanoba Navle, cricketer (2 Tests for India), dies
  • 1980 Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and lyricist (b. 1913)
  • 1981 Allen Ludden, TV show host (Password), dies at 61
  • 1981 Oscar van Hemel, composer, dies at 88
  • 1981 Wilhelm H C Tenhaeff, para-psychologist, dies at 87
  • 1983 Keith Wickenden, British Politician (b. 1932)
  • 1984 Randall Thompson, US composer (Trip to Nahant), dies at 85
  • 1985 Rafael Campos, actor (Ramon-Rhoda, Sancho-V), dies of cancer at 49
  • 1985 Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1896)
  • 1985 Jimmy Kinnon, Scottish founder of Narcotics Anonymous (b. 1911)
  • 1986 Karl-Heinz Beckurts, West german Siemens manager, murdered
  • 1986 Le Duan, Vietnamese politician, dies at 78
  • 1988 Anthony Holland, AIDS sufferer committed suicide at 60
  • 1988 Barbara Woodhouse, dog trainer, dies at 78 of a stroke
  • 1990 Brigitte D'Ortschy, Zen teacher Sanbo Kyodan line, dies in Japan at 69
  • 1990 Howard Duff, actor (Kramer vs Kramer), dies at 76 of a heart attack
  • 1992 Eric Savareid, News correspondent (CBS), dies at 79
  • 1992 Kelvin Coe, Australian ballerina (A'sch Ballet/Bolshoi Ballet), dies
  • 1992 Eric Sevareid, American reporter (b. 1912)
  • 1993 Cut Meijer, [Saul Messel], historian/rabbi to Paramaribo, dies at 80
  • 1993 Will Rogers Jr, (Rep-D)/actor (Boy from Okla), commits suicide at 81
  • 1994 Cornelius Boyson, bassist, dies at 57
  • 1994 William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz Pianist/Arranger, dies at 79
  • 1994 Bill Mosienko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
  • 1995 Jacques Molicard, translator/Navigator, dies at 62
  • 1995 James Cameron Tudor, politician, dies at 66
  • 1995 John Eric Tieman, production Manager (Guardian), dies at 67
  • 1995 Julian Graham Theodore Hough, actor (Deathwatch, Shout), dies at 47
  • 1995 W Fenton Morley, preacher, dies at 83
  • 1996 Christopher Casson, actor (Educating Rita, Zardoz), dies at 84
  • 1996 Douglas G Chapman, biomathematical statistician, dies at 76
  • 1996 Melvin Mouron Belli, attorney/actor (Star Trek), dies at 88
  • 1996 Peter Martini, British journalist, dies at 31
  • 1996 Susan Cowdy, British ornithologist, dies at 81
  • 1999 Robert de Cotret, Canadian politician (b. 1944)
  • 2000 Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)
  • 2002 Laurence Janifer, American writer (b. 1933)

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2002 Rod Steiger, American actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker), dies of pneumonia at 77

  • 2004 Chuck Cadman, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
  • 2004 Paul Klebnikov, American journalist (b. 1963)
  • 2004 Isabel Sanford, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2005 Yevgenij Grishin, Russian speed skater (b. 1931)
  • 2005 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • 2005 Kevin Hagen, American actor (b.1928)
  • 2006 Milan Williams, American musician (The Commodores) (b. 1948)
  • 2007 Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 2008 Séamus Brennan, Irish politicain (b. 1948)
  • 2010 Jessica Anderson, Australian novelist (b. 1916)
  • 2010 Vonetta McGee, American actress, dies from cardiac arrest at 65
  • 2011 Don Ackerman, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • 2011 Facundo Cabral, Argentine musician (b. 1937)
  • 2012 Terepai Maoate, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, dies from prostate cancer at 78

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2014 Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), dies from complications of meningioma and osteoporosis at 92

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford
  • 2016 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Falstaff), dies at 77