Famous Deaths on 22nd June

  • 1276 Innocent V, [Pierre the Tarantaise], Pope (1276), dies at about 36
  • 1429 Ghiyath al-Kashi, Persian astronomer and mathematician (b. 1380)
  • 1535 John Fisher, English bishop (1504-35)/cardinal, beheaded at about 65
  • 1632 James Whitelocke, English judge (b. 1570)
  • 1634 Johann von Aldringen, Austrian field marshal (b. 1588)
  • 1699 Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
  • 1714 Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (b. 1662)
  • 1735 Pirro Conte d' Albergati Capacelli, composer, dies at 71
  • 1741 Joseph-Hector Fiocco, composer, dies at 38
  • 1745 Hubert Renotte, composer, dies at 41
  • 1754 Nicholas Siret, composer, dies at 91
  • 1777 Josef Christian, German sculptor, dies at 71
  • 1803 Wilhelm Heinse, writer, dies
  • 1843 Gabriele Prota, composer, dies at 88
  • 1868 Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (b. 1801)
  • 1874 Howard Staunton, world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies
  • 1885 Mahdi, [Muhammad Ahmed], Sudanese music reviewer, dies
  • 1892 Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (b. 1819)
  • 1894 Alexandre-Antonin Taché, Canadian archbishop (b. 1823)
  • 1897 Ralph Abercromby, British meteorologist, dies at about 54
  • 1898 Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun, Austria botanist, dies at 66
  • 1903 George White, African American resident of Delaware, lynched
  • 1905 Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
  • 1906 Fritz Schaudinn, German animal scholar: examined amoebasis, dies at 34
  • 1909 Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet, dies at 65
  • 1910 Marie, Princess of Wied/Orange Nassau, dies
  • 1922 Henry H Wilson, Field Marshal, murdered in London
  • 1925 Felix Klein, German mathematician (b. 1849)
  • 1926 Hermann Suter, composer, dies at 56
  • 1928 George Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba), dies at 46
  • 1928 A. B. Frost, American illustrator (b. 1851)
  • 1930 Karl von Amira, German historian, dies at 82
  • 1931 Armand Fallières, French president (b. 1841)
  • 1932 Tommy Treichel, American professional wrestler (b. 1892)
  • 1933 Henry Birkin, British racing driver (b. 1896)
  • 1935 Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian, diplomat and politician (b. 1866)
  • 1936 Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher assassinated at 54 by former student Johann Nelböck
  • 1938 C.J. Dennis, Australian writer and poet (b. 1876)
  • 1940 M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
  • 1940 Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who developed the Köppen climate classification system for the regions of the world, dies at 93
  • 1945 Isamu Tsjo, Japanese chief-staff 32nd Army, commits harakiri
  • 1945 Mitsuri Ushijima, Jap lt-gen/commandant 32nd Army, commits harakiri
  • 1950 Julio Fonseca, composer, dies at 65
  • 1954 Don Hollenbeck, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 49
  • 1955 Sadashiv Garpatrao Shinde, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies at 31
  • 1955 Wyllis Cooper, TV narrator (Volume One), dies at 56
  • 1959 Hermann Brill, German politician (b. 1895)
  • 1961 Betty Elder, actress (Annie Get Your Gun), dies
  • 1961 Maria of Romania, Queen Consort of Yugoslavia (b. 1900)
  • 1963 Maria Tănase, Romanian singer of traditional and popular music (b. 1913)
  • 1964 Havank, [HF van der Kallen], detective writer (Shade), dies at 60
  • 1965 Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch doctor/co-founder (UNA), dies at 72
  • 1965 David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 63
  • 1966 Roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies
  • 1967 Adrian Grigor'yevich Shaposhnikov, composer, dies at 79

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1969 Judy Garland, American singer and actress (Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at 47 of an overdose

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • 1973 Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer, dies at 77
  • 1974 Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker and billiards player (b. 1912)
  • 1974 Darius Milhaud, French composer (b. 1892)
  • 1977 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu) (b. 1952)
  • 1979 Emory Parnell, St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85
  • 1979 Julius Sommer, dies of heart failure, buried in Dayton Ohio
  • 1979 Louis Chiron, Monaco race car driver (b. 1899)
  • 1981 Lola Lane, actress (Zanzibar, Mystery Ship, Big Fight), dies
  • 1982 Alan Webb, actor (King Lear, Challenge to Lassie), dies at 75
  • 1984 Joseph Losey, director (Go-Between, M, Concrete Jungle), dies at 75

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1987 Fred Astaire, actor/dancer (Royal Wedding, Let's Dance), dies at 88

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • 1988 Bramwell Fletcher, actor (Mummy, Raffles, Svengali), dies at 84
  • 1988 Dennis Day, actor/tenor (Jack Benny Show), dies of ALS at 71
  • 1988 Ross Ford, actor (Reform School Girl, Jungle Patrol), dies
  • 1989 Bengt Viktor Johansson, composer, dies at 74
  • 1989 Lee Calhoun, hurdler (Olympics-gold-56, 60), dies at 66
  • 1989 Lucien Saulnier, Canadian politician (b. 1916)
  • 1990 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), dies at 81
  • 1991 Cameron Miller, actor (Portrait of Claire), dies at 82
  • 1991 Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1992 Chuck Mitchell, actor (Penitentiary), dies
  • 1992 Frederic I Rinaldo, writer (Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein), dies
  • 1992 M F K Fisher, cook book author, dies of Parkinson Disease at 83
  • 1993 Hannah Troy, fashion designer (petite), dies of heart attack at 93
  • 1993 M'hammed Boukhozba, Algerian sociologist, murdered at 52
  • 1993 Pat Nixon, 1st lady (1969-75), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • 1994 Jack Davies, screenwriter, dies at 80
  • 1995 Georges Yves Marie Congar, Dominican theologian cardinal, dies at 91
  • 1996 James Leander "Leo" Nichols, honorary consul, dies at 65
  • 1996 Ray Lindwall, cricketer (228 wkts 61 Tests for Australia), dies at 74
  • 1996 Salah Abou Seif, film director, dies at 81
  • 1996 Tertius Metcalf, businessman, dies at 63
  • 1997 Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer (b. 1956)
  • 1997 Don Henderson, English actor (b. 1932)
  • 2002 Ann Landers, American columnist (b. 1918)
  • 2002 Darryl Kile, American baseball player (b. 1968)
  • 2004 Thomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist, dies from complications due to heart disease at 84
  • 2004 Mattie Stepanek, American poet (b. 1990)
  • 2004 Bob Bemer, American computer scientist (b. 1920)
  • 2004 Kim Sun-il, South Korean translator (b. 1970)
  • 2006 Moose (dog actor), dog actor popular for role on Frasier (b. 1990)
  • 2007 Nancy Benoit, former professional wrestling valet (b. 1964)
  • 2007 Erik Parlevliet, Dutch field hockey player (b. 1964)
  • 2007 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, German artist, worked collaboratively with Hilla Becher his wife, dies at 75
  • 2008 George Carlin, American comedian, actor (b. 1937)
  • 2008 Dody Goodman, American comedienne (b. 1914)
  • 2008 Jane McGrath, British-born Australian cancer support campaigner (b. 1966)
  • 2011 Harley Hotchkiss, Canadian businessman (b. 1927)
  • 2012 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Canadian Hall of Fame NHL player, dies at 85
  • 2014 Teenie Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, dies from complications from emphysema at 68
  • 2015 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), dies in a plan crash at 61
  • 2015 Laura Antonelli, Italian actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph), dies at 73