Famous Deaths on June 19

  • 1113 Odo/Odardus van Kamerijk, French writer/bishop of Kamerijk, dies
  • 1312 Piers Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall, beheaded
  • 1341 Juliana van Falconieri, Italian saint/Swedish tenor, dies
  • 1542 Leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer
  • 1545 Abraomas Kulvietis Lithuanian reformer (b. 1509)
  • 1554 Sixt[us] Birck [Xystus Betulius], German writer (Judith), dies at 53
  • 1584 François, Duke of Anjou (b. 1555)
  • 1608 Alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (b. 1551)
  • 1650 Matthäus Merian, Swiss engraver (b. 1593)
  • 1652 Louis de Geer, Neth/Swedish industrialist/millionaire, dies at 64
  • 1747 Alessandro Marcello, composer, dies at 74
  • 1747 Nadir, shah of Persia (1736-47), murdered
  • 1759 Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier, composer, dies at 31
  • 1762 Johann Ernst Eberlin, composer, dies at 60
  • 1768 Benjamin Tasker, Governor of Maryland (b. 1690)
  • 1786 Nathanael Greene, American Revolutionary general (b. 1742)
  • 1794 Richard H Lee, US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 62
  • 1805 Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, French painter (b. 1724)
  • 1811 Samuel Chase, US judge (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 70

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1820 Joseph Banks, English natural historian (Cook/Australia), dies

Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • 1822 John Bray, English-born American composer (The Indian Princess), dies on his 40th birthday
  • 1837 Aleksander A Bestoezjev-Marlinsky, Russian writer, dies in battle
  • 1840 John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrial/orangist, dies at 50
  • 1844 Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (b. 1772)
  • 1857 Alexander Twilight, American politician and minister, first African American to graduate and hold political office, dies at 61
  • 1864 George Lincoln Prescott, US Union brig-gen, dies of injuries

BattleExecution

1867 Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro at 34

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I
  • 1902 John E E Dalberg baron van Acton, English historian, dies at 69
  • 1915 Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev, Russian composer (Oresteia), dies at 58
  • 1921 Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota), dies at 33
  • 1922 Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer, dies at 71
  • 1932 Solomon Tshkisho Platje, South African writer, dies
  • 1936 John Sharpe, cricketer (1-eyed fast bowler for England 1891-92), dies
  • 1937 J. M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), dies at 77
  • 1939 Grace Abbott, social worker (US Children Bureau), dies at 60
  • 1940 Maurice Jaubert, composer, dies at 40
  • 1944 Bill Bradley, cricketer (bowled for England in two Tests 1899), dies
  • 1944 Han Yong-woon, Zen teacher, dies in Seoul County, Korea at 65
  • 1947 Willem H Fly, typographer/co-founder (SDAP), dies at 84
  • 1949 Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim philosopher (b. 1885)
  • 1951 Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (b. 1884)
  • 1952 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (b. 1888)

BattleExecution

1953 Ethel Rosenberg, executed at Sing Sing, in 5 tries

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg

BattleExecution

1953 Julius Rosenberg, NYC, 1st US civilian executed at Sing Sing for espionage at 37

Alleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Julius Rosenberg
  • 1956 Lulu [Luise] Strauss und Torney, German poet/writer, dies at 82
  • 1956 Thomas J. Watson, American businessman (IBM) (b. 1874)
  • 1962 Frank Borzage, US, director (7th Heaven, Strange Cargo), dies at 69
  • 1965 James B Collip, Canadian bio-chemist (insulin), dies at 72
  • 1966 Ed Wynn, comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79
  • 1966 Marjan Kozina, composer, dies at 59
  • 1968 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (b. 1898)
  • 1973 Roger Delgado, actor (Adv's of Sir Francis Drake, Dr Who), dies at 55

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1975 Sam Giancana, American gangster, dies of multiple gunshot wounds at 67

Gangster Sam Giancana
Gangster
Sam Giancana
  • 1977 Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist (b. 1933)
  • 1977 Lady Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guides, dies at 88
  • 1979 Paul Popenoe, American eugenicist (b. 1888)
  • 1982 John Cheever, US writer (Wapshot Chronicle, Pulitzer), dies at 70
  • 1984 Lee Krasner Pollock, US painter, dies at 75
  • 1984 Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, composer, dies at 88
  • 1986 Coluche, [Michel Colucci], French comic, dies at 41
  • 1986 Len Bias, 1st pick of Celtics, suffers fatal cocaine-induced seizure
  • 1986 Murray P Haydon, artificial heart recipient, dies in Louisville at 59
  • 1987 Teresa Cormack, New Zealand murder victim (b. 1981)
  • 1988 Zdenek Blazek, composer, dies at 83
  • 1988 Fernand Seguin, Canadian biologist (b. 1922)
  • 1988 Gladys Spellman, American. Congresswoman (b. 1918)
  • 1989 Hy Gardner, newspaper columnist, dies at 80
  • 1989 Isidore Feinstein Stone, author (I F Stone's Weekly), dies at 81
  • 1991 Jean Arthur [Gladys Greene], US actress (Shane), dies at 90
  • 1992 Kitty McKane Godfree, Tennis champ (Wimbledon 1924, 26), dies at 96

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1993 William Golding, author (Lord of the Flies, Nobel 1983), dies at 81

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • 1994 Christopher Clarkson, test Pilot, dies at 92
  • 1994 Jocelyn Olaf Hambro, financier, dies at 75
  • 1994 Ronald Batty, bookseller, dies at 82
  • 1995 Murray Dickie, opera singer/director, dies at 71
  • 1995 Richard Bernard Pape, POW escaper/writer, dies at 79
  • 1995 Peter Townsend, RAF officer (b. 1914)
  • 1996 Alan Ande Anderson, opera director, dies at 78
  • 1996 David Schine, businessman, dies at 70
  • 1996 Harold William Woolhouse, plant scientist, dies at 63
  • 1996 Henry Ralph Carr, soldier, dies at 82
  • 1996 Vivian Ellis, composer, dies at 91
  • 1997 Bobby Helms [Robert Lee Helms], American country music singer (Jingle Bell Rock), dies at 63
  • 2001 John Heyer, Australian documentary filmmaker (b. 1916)
  • 2003 Laura Sadler, English actress (b. 1980)
  • 2007 El Fary, Spanish singer (b. 1937)
  • 2007 Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (b. 1947)
  • 2007 Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1919)
  • 2007 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist (b. 1932)
  • 2008 Barun Sengupta, Bengali journalist (b. 1934)
  • 2008 Bennie Swain, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • 2009 Tomoji Tanabe, Japanese supercentenarian (b. 1895)
  • 2010 Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b. 1962)
  • 2010 Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (b. 1925)
  • 2010 Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), dies at 78
  • 2011 Don Diamond, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2012 Richard Lynch, American actor, dies at 76 (body found on this date)
  • 2013 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), dies from heart failure at 90
  • 2013 Gyula Horn, Hungarian Prime Minister, dies at 80

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2013 James Gandolfini, American actor (The Sopranos), dies from a heart attack at 51

  • 2014 Gerry Goffin, American Hall of Fame lyricist, dies at 75
  • 2016 Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), dies in an accident at 27