Famous Deaths on June 24

  • 803 Higbald, Bishop of Lindisfarne monastery
  • 1398 Hongwu Emperor of China (b. 1328)
  • 1439 Duke Frederick IV of Austria (b. 1382)
  • 1475 Albrecht von Eyb, German parson (Bamberg & Eichstattt), dies at 54
  • 1519 Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander, dies at 39
  • 1520 Hosokawa Sumimoto, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1489)
  • 1572 Adrianus van Gouda, lay brother, hanged
  • 1572 Cornelis van Diest, lay brother, hanged
  • 1572 Daniel van Arendonck, clergyman, hanged
  • 1572 Joannes van Naarden, priest, hanged
  • 1572 Ludovicus Voets, priest, hanged
  • 1604 Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Lord Great Chamberlain of England (b. 1550)
  • 1629 Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/writer, dies at 67
  • 1637 Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (b. 1580)
  • 1643 John Hampden, English politician, dies of injuries at about 48
  • 1652 Andries Bicker, merchant/Amsterdam regent, dies at 65
  • 1673 John of Paffenrode, ruler of Ghussigny/poet, dies in battle
  • 1707 Kaspar von Stieler, German linguist/poet, dies at 74
  • 1712 Simon van der Stel, Dutch gov of Cape Colony (1679-99), dies at 72
  • 1724 Johann Theile, German composer (Adam und Eva), dies at 77
  • 1766 Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (b. 1678)
  • 1778 Pieter Burmann the Younger, Dutch philologist (b. 1714)
  • 1803 Matthew Thornton, Irish/US physician/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 88
  • 1817 Thomas McKean, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 83
  • 1835 Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician, commander of Greek naval forces in Greek War of Independence (b. 1769)
  • 1882 Joseph Joachim Raff, German opera composer (Cavatine), dies at 60
  • 1891 Ann Sheppard Mounsey, composer, dies at 80
  • 1894 M F Sadi Carnot, president of France (1887-94), murdered at about 56

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908 Grover Cleveland, 22nd & 24th US President (1885-89, 93-97), dies at 71

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • 1909 Sarah Orne Jewett, American writer (b. 1849)
  • 1913 Frank Lynes, American composer, dies at 55
  • 1922 Walter Rathenau, German foreign minister, killed by anti-semites at 54
  • 1933 Sissieretta Joyner Jones, "Black Patti", US singer, dies at about 64

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1935 Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, dies in a plane crash at 44

  • 1936 Nandor Zsolt, composer, dies at 49
  • 1938 "Digger" Robertson, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • 1944 Rio Gebhardt, German composer, dies at 36
  • 1946 Louise Whitfield Carnegie, American philanthropist (b. 1857)
  • 1947 Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (b. 1864)
  • 1952 Lodewijk Mortelmans, composer, dies at 84
  • 1959 Lou Bandy, Dutch revue-artist (Life Ain't Bad), commits suicide at 69
  • 1962 Lucile Watson, actress (Great Lie, Model Wife, Florian), dies at 83
  • 1969 Maria Belgado, entertainer, dies
  • 1969 Ted Hecht, actor (Time to Kill, Song of India, Gangster)
  • 1969 Willey Ley, US science writer, dies at 62
  • 1971 Jack Good, actor (Father Goose), dies
  • 1971 John Dunning, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1933-37), dies
  • 1973 Mary Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, 2nd Wife), dies at 99
  • 1977 André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician (b. 1943)
  • 1978 Robert Charroux, French writer (b. 1909)
  • 1984 William Keighley, dir (Man who came to Dinner), dies of a stroke at 94

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1984 Clarence Campbell, Canadian NHL president, dies at 78

3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • 1987 Hophnie Hobah Hines Johnson, cricketer (3 Tests for WI), dies
  • 1987 Jackie Gleason, comedian (Honeymooners), dies of colon cancer at 71
  • 1991 Martin Rosenblatt, actor (Splitz, Annie Hall, NY Stories), dies at 74
  • 1991 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter, dies at 91
  • 1991 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (b. 1917)
  • 1992 Juris Podnieks, cameraman/director (Commandant), drowns
  • 1992 Tom Alexander, model/actor (Kurt-Forbidden Dance), dies of AIDs
  • 1992 Tony LeMans, singer/songwriter, dies in a car crash at 29
  • 1994 Leonarda da Vinci MacLaren, founder of the LSE, dies at 83
  • 1995 Inshan Ali, cricketer (WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), dies
  • 1995 John Reginald "Nat" Allen, planning enforcement officer, dies at 66
  • 1995 John Richard Brinsley Norton, landowner, dies at 71
  • 1996 Quinton Hazell, businessman, dies at 76
  • 1997 Brian Keith, actor (Family Affair), commits suicide at 75
  • 2000 Vera Atkins, Romanian-born British intelligence officer (b. 1908)
  • 2000 David Tomlinson, English actor (b. 1917)
  • 2002 Pierre Werner, Prime Minister of Luxembourg (b. 1913)
  • 2002 Miles Fitzalan-Howard, British army general and peer (Duke of Norfolk), dies at 86
  • 2003 Vladimir Garin, Russian actor (b. 1987)
  • 2004 Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek songwriter (b. 1957)
  • 2005 Paul Winchell, American voice actor and ventriloquist (b. 1922)
  • 2005 Hakham Yedidia Shofet, Former chief rabbi of Iran (b. 1908)
  • 2006 Patsy Ramsey, mother of JonBenét Ramsey (b. 1956)
  • 2007 Byron Baer, American politician (b. 1929)
  • 2007 Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1967)
  • 2007 Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1938)
  • 2007 Natasja Saad, Danish reggae and dancehall artist (b. 1974)
  • 2008 Gerhard Ringel, Austrian mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 2009 Ed Thomas, well-known high school football coach from Iowa (b. 1951)
  • 2009 Roméo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of Canada (b. 1927)
  • 2011 Tomislav Ivić, Croatian football manager (b. 1933)
  • 2012 Lonesome George, Pinta giant tortoise and rarest creature in the world, dies at c. 100
  • 2013 Alan Myers, American rock drummer (Devo), dies of cancer at 58
  • 2013 Emilio Colombo, Italian Prime Minister, dies at 93
  • 2014 Eli Wallach, American actor, dies at 98
  • 2015 Mario Biaggi, American politician (Rep-D&R-NY, 1969-88), dies at 97
  • 2016 Bernie Worrell, US keyboardist (Funkadelic-Cosmic Slop), dies at 72