Famous Deaths on June 27

  • 444 Cyrillus van Alexandria, patriarch of Alexandria, dies
  • 1137 Guigo de Castro, [Venerabilis], 5th prior of Grande Chartreuse, dies
  • 1162 Eudes II, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1118)
  • 1296 Floris V, count of Holland & Zeeland, dies

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1458 Alfonso V, King of Aragon/Sicily/Naples (Alfonso I), dies

  • 1543 Agnolo Firenzuola, [Giovannini], Italian monk (De golden ezel), dies
  • 1574 Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and architect (b. 1511)
  • 1603 Jan Dymitr Solikowski, Polish archbishop and diplomat (b. 1539)
  • 1627 John Hayward, English historian
  • 1638 Lukaris Cyrillus, patriarch of Alexandria/Constantinople, dies
  • 1641 Michiel Jansz of Mierevelt, royal painter, dies at 74
  • 1654 Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg), dies at 67
  • 1672 Roger Twysden, English antiquarian (b. 1597)
  • 1679 Pablo Bruna, Spanish blind composer, dies at 68
  • 1720 Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu, French poet (b. 1639)
  • 1757 Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent/banker/merchant, dies at 59
  • 1773 Mentewab, dowager Empress of Ethiopia (b. circa 1706)
  • 1776 Thomas Hickey, plan to hand George Washington to British, executed
  • 1785 Egbert de Free Temminck, Amsterdam regent, dies at 84
  • 1794 Wenzel Anton Graf Kaunitz, Austrian statesman (b. 1711)
  • 1794 Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (b. 1715)
  • 1814 Johann Friedrich Reichardt, composer, dies at 61
  • 1827 Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian (b. 1754)
  • 1829 James Smithson, dies, his will establishes Smithsonian Institute
  • 1829 Louis-Sebastien Lebrun, composer, dies at 64

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1831 Sophie Germain, French mathematician, dies at 55

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  • 1832 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisla, composer, dies at 72
  • 1839 Ranjit Singh, gov of Lahore, dies
  • 1844 Hyrum Smith, founder/leader (Mormon Church), shot by mob in Carthage Ill

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1844 Joseph Smith Jr, founder/leader (Mormon Church), shot by mob at 38

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  • 1848 Denis-Auguste Affre, archbsp of Paris (1840-48), shot to death at 54
  • 1848 Zschokke, writer, dies
  • 1859 Jean C Baud, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1834-36), dies at 69
  • 1862 Chatham Roberdeau Wheat, Confederate major, dies in battle at about 35
  • 1863 Martin E Green, Confederate brig-general, shot dead at 38
  • 1864 Charles Garrison Harker, US Union-brig-general, dies in battle at 26
  • 1876 Christian G Ehrenberg, German zoologist (micro-organisms), dies at 81
  • 1889 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, dies
  • 1889 Whitney Eugene Thayer, composer, dies at 50
  • 1907 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator (b. 1822)
  • 1912 George Bonnor, cricketer (once ran three before he was caught), dies
  • 1917 Gustav von Schmolle, German economist (Historical School), dies at 79
  • 1934 Max Pallenberg, Austria actor (Brave Suender), dies in air crash at 56
  • 1935 Eugene Augustin Lauste, French inventor (b. 1857)
  • 1944 Werner Wehrli, composer, dies at 52
  • 1944 Milan Hodža, Slovak politician (b. 1878)
  • 1944 Vera Menchik, Russian 1st official women's world chess champion (1927), dies in a London air raid at 38
  • 1948 George Templeton Strong, composer, dies at 92
  • 1950 Milada Horakova, Czech advocate/anti fascist, hanged
  • 1952 Max Dehn, German mathematician (b. 1878)
  • 1954 Francis L Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 83
  • 1957 Malcolm Lowry, English writer (Ultramarine), dies at 48
  • 1958 Robert Greig, actor (Devil Doll, Indian Love Call), dies at 78
  • 1960 Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain dies at 69
  • 1960 Lottie Dod, English athlete (b. 1871)
  • 1961 Paul (II) Guilfoyle, actor (Apache, Final Anaylsis), dies at 58
  • 1962 Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (b. 1904)
  • 1964 Daniel Lazarus, French composer, dies at 65
  • 1965 Anthony Veiller, writer, dies at 62
  • 1966 Arthur D Waley, [Schloss], British sinology/poet (Monkey), dies
  • 1968 Norman Norton, cricketer (dismissed Hobbs in only Test for S Af), dies
  • 1969 Richard Vance Maxfield, composer, dies at 42
  • 1970 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902)
  • 1973 Earl Browder, leader US Communist Party (1930-45), dies at 82
  • 1973 Ernest Truex, actor (Pop-Pete & Gladys, Mr Peepers), dies at 73
  • 1982 Jack Mullaney, actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time), dies at 49
  • 1983 Don Ida, balloonists, dies during a race
  • 1983 Maxie Anderson, balloonists, dies during a race
  • 1986 Don Rogers, of Cleveland Browns, dies of cocaine poisoning
  • 1986 Edna Mae Cooper, actress (Folly of Vanity, Grounds for Divorce), dies
  • 1986 George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1905)
  • 1986 Joe Maphis, American country music guitarist dies aged 65
  • 1988 Leonie Fuller Adams, US poetess (High Falcon), dies at 88
  • 1989 Alfred J Ayer, English philosopher (Logical Positivism), dies
  • 1989 Jack Beutel, actor (The Outlaw), dies
  • 1991 Klas Bruinsma, leader criminal organization, murdered
  • 1991 Willem J [Molly] Geertsema, liberal/foreign minister), dies
  • 1991 Milton Subotsky, American screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 1992 Allen James, vocalist/actor (Show Boat), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • 1992 Sandy Amoros, Bkln Dodger, dies at 62 of pneumonia
  • 1992 Stefanie Ann Sargent, guitarist (7 Year Bitch), dies of overdose at 24
  • 1993 Wolfgang Grams, German RAF-terrorist, shot to death at 40
  • 1994 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), dies at 67
  • 1995 Lionel Edmund "Sonny" Taylor, musician, dies at 70
  • 1995 Madeleine Gillian Jinkinson, medical administrator, dies at 59
  • 1995 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 61
  • 1996 Cubby Alberto Romolo Broccoli, movie producer, dies at 87
  • 1996 Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier, dies at 85
  • 1998 Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (b. 1935)
  • 1999 George Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (b. 1919)
  • 1999 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), commits suicide at 57
  • 2001 Tove Jansson, Finnish author (b. 1914)

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2001 Jack Lemmon, American actor (b. 1925)

  • 2002 John Entwistle, bass-player with The Who dies in his sleep of a heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room aged 57
  • 2003 David Newman, American filmmaker (b. 1937)
  • 2004 Darrell Russell, American race car driver (b. 1968)
  • 2004 George Patton IV, American general (b. 1923)
  • 2005 Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
  • 2005 Frank Harte, Traditional Irish Singer and song collector
  • 2005 John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
  • 2005 Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran (b. 1914)
  • 2005 Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)
  • 2006 Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, Mexican serial killer, known as "The Railway Killer" (b. 1959)
  • 2007 Patrick Allotey, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2007 Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet (b. 1905)
  • 2007 William Hutt, Canadian stage and film actor (b. 1920)
  • 2008 Michael Turner, American comic book artist (b. 1971)
  • 2008 Sam Manekshaw, Indian Field Marshal (b. 1914)
  • 2009 Gale Storm, TV Personality (b. 1922)
  • 2009 Fayette Pinkney, African American singer (The Three Degrees) (b. 1948)
  • 2011 Mike Doyle, English former footballer (b. 1946)
  • 2012 Don Grady [Agrati], American actor, dies from cancer at 68
  • 2013 Alain Mimoun, French runner, dies at 92
  • 2014 Bobby Womack, American Hall of Fame R&B singer, dies at 70
  • 2015 Chris Squire, English rock bassist (Yes), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2016 Alvin Toffler, American author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave), dies at 87
  • 2016 Mack Rice, musician and songwriter (Mustang Sally), dies at 82