Famous Deaths on June 29

  • 1021 Notker Labeo, tutor in convent Sankt Gallen, dies
  • 1059 Bernard II, Duke of Saxony
  • 1252 King Abel of Denmark (b. 1218)
  • 1293 Hendrik van Gent, Flemish neo-Augustian philosopher/theologist, dies
  • 1306 Musho [Hokai], Zen teacher/found subtemple at Jochiji, dies
  • 1315 Ramon Llull, Spanish philosopher (b. 1235)
  • 1458 Mapheus Vegius, [Maffeo Vegio], Italian lawyer/humanist/poet, dies
  • 1509 Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII of England (b. 1443)
  • 1620 John Aerts, Flemish sculptor
  • 1696 Michel Lambert, French composer, dies at about 86
  • 1725 Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (b. 1657)
  • 1764 Ralph Allen, English businessman and politician (b. 1693)
  • 1779 Anton Raphael Mengs, German Bohemian painter and one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting, dies at 51
  • 1784 Caesar Rodney, US judge (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 55
  • 1790 Feike H Van de Crew, Fries writer (Mayke Jakkelis), dies
  • 1798 Kaat Mussel [Catharina Mulder], exerciser, dies
  • 1818 Carl P Fohr, German painter/cartoonist, dies at 22
  • 1840 Lucien Bonaparte, prince of Canino/Musignano, dies at 65

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1852 Henry Clay, American politician known as "the Great Compromiser", dies of tuberculosis at 75

Legislator and Orator Henry Clay
Legislator and Orator
Henry Clay
  • 1855 John Gorrie, American scientist (b. 1802)
  • 1860 Thomas Addison, English physician (A-Biermer Disease), dies at 67

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1861 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, British poet and writer ("How Do I Love thee"), dies at 55

  • 1873 Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bengali poet (b. 1824)
  • 1875 Ferdinand I KLJM de Goedige, Emperor of Austria, dies at 82
  • 1880 George W Vreede, lawyer/politician, dies
  • 1895 Thomas Henry Huxley, English scientist (b. 1825)
  • 1900 Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1903 Rentaro Taki, composer, dies at 23
  • 1919 José Gregorio Hernández Venezuelan physician (b. 1864)
  • 1921 Otto Seeck German classical historian (b. 1850)
  • 1923 Fritz Mauthner, German author/philosopher (skepticism), dies at 73
  • 1923 Gustave Adolph Kerker, composer, dies at 66
  • 1923 J C Gomez, General/Venezuela's 1st VP, assassinated
  • 1931 Nérée Beauchemin, Quebec poet (b. 1850)
  • 1933 Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, US actor (Keystone comedies), dies at 46
  • 1935 Jack O'Neill, American baseball player (b. 1873)
  • 1940 Paul Klee, Swiss/German painter/tutor (Modern Art), dies at 60

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1941 Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish statesman and pianist, dies in NY at 80

Panist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Panist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
  • 1949 Walter Giffen, cricketer (brother of George, 3 Tests), dies
  • 1953 Jules van Nuffel, composer, dies at 70
  • 1955 Max Pechstein, German painter/graphic artist (Oceania), dies at 73
  • 1956 Johan[nes F] Bakker Jr, actor, dies at 62
  • 1958 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (b. 1865)
  • 1959 A Cecil Snyder, Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, dies at 51
  • 1964 Milenko Zivkovic, composer, dies at 63
  • 1964 Eric Dolphy, American jazz musician (b. 1928)
  • 1965 Sidney Marion, actor (Outlaws is Coming, Quicksand), dies at 64
  • 1966 Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer, dies at 82
  • 1966 Isabel Dawn, American screenwriter, dies at 68
  • 1966 Ronald Shiner, actor (Aunt Clara, Forbidden, Girls at Sea), dies at 63
  • 1967 Jayne Mansfield, American actress (The Girl Can't Help It), dies in a car crash at 34
  • 1967 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, dies at 72
  • 1967 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (b. 1906)
  • 1968 Kitty Kelly, actress (Ladies of Jury, Behind Office Doors), dies at 66
  • 1969 Moise K Tsjombe, premier Congo/Zaire, dies
  • 1969 Shorty Long, soul singer/pianist (Here Comes the Judge), dies at 29
  • 1969 Vesselin Stoyanov, composer, dies at 67
  • 1970 Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica), dies at 77
  • 1970 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), dies at 64
  • 1971 Viktor Patsayev, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-landing accident), dies at 38
  • 1971 Vladimir Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-landing accident), dies at 35
  • 1973 Germán Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1915)
  • 1975 Jerry Verno, actor (River of Unrest, Ourselves Alone), dies at 79
  • 1975 Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter, dies at 28 of a heroin overdose
  • 1976 Leonora Summers, entertainer, dies
  • 1977 Anton D Hildebrand, children's book writer (Monus), dies at 70
  • 1977 Magda Lupescu, consort of King Carol II of Romania (b. 1895)
  • 1978 Bob Crane, actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), murdered at 49
  • 1979 Ben Barnett, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies
  • 1979 Lowell George, rocker (Mothers of Invention, Little Feat), dies at 34
  • 1981 Mohammed Hussein Beheshti, Iran ayatollah/politician, murdered
  • 1982 Gerard[us PM] Knuvelder, literature historian (Anthology), dies
  • 1986 Ida Mae McKenzie, American actress, dies at 75
  • 1986 John P. East, American politician (Sen-R-NC), dies at 55
  • 1986 Robert Drivas [Robert Choromokos ], American actor (Our Private World), dies of Aids complications at 47
  • 1990 Irving Wallace, author (Book of Lists, Peoples Almanac), dies at 74
  • 1991 Richard "Groove" Holmes, American jazz musician (Misty), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1992 Mohammed Boudiaf, president of Algeria, assassinated at 73
  • 1992 Pierre Billotte, French military man (IIGM), dies
  • 1993 Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (b. 1946)
  • 1994 Cameron Mitchell, actor (Man on Tightrope), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • 1994 Kurt Eichhorn, conductor, dies at 85
  • 1994 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, dies at 63

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1995 Lana Turner, American actress (Survivors, Falcon Crest), dies of cancer at 75

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner
  • 1995 Roy Rowland, film director, dies at 84
  • 1996 Alexander George Ogston, biochemist, dies at 85
  • 1996 Bobby Keetch, footballer/entrepreneur, dies at 54
  • 1996 Pamela Mason, actress (Wild in the Streets), dies at 78
  • 1997 William Hickey, American actor (Prizzi's Honor), dies of emphysema at 69
  • 1998 Horst Jankowski, German pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1999 Allan Carr, American film producer (b. 1937)
  • 2000 Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor (b. 1922)
  • 2000 John Aspinall, English zoo owner and gambling club host, dies of cancer at 74
  • 2002 Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
  • 2002 Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist (b. 1931)
  • 2002 François Périer, French actor (b. 1919)

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2003 Katharine Hepburn, American actress (Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond), dies of natural causes at 96

  • 2004 Bernard Babior, American biochemist (b. 1935)
  • 2006 Randy Walker, American football coach (b. 1954)
  • 2006 Fabián Bielinsky, Argentinean film director (b. 1959)
  • 2006 Lloyd Richards, American actor and director (b. 1919)
  • 2007 Joel Siegel, American film critic (b. 1943)
  • 2007 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), dies of cancer at 59
  • 2008 Don S. Davis, American actor and artist (b. 1942)
  • 2009 Joe Bowman (marksman), American sharpshooter, Hollywood consultant, famed bootmaker & master showman (b. 1925)
  • 2015 Glenn Ford, American freed death row inmate (wrongly spent 30 years in prison), dies at 65
  • 2016 Elechi Amadi, Nigerian novelist (The Concubine), dies at 82