Famous Deaths on June 3

  • 545 Chlotilde, wife of French King Clovis/saint, dies at about 70
  • 1107 Kilidj Arslan I, Seldjoeken-sultan, dies in battle
  • 1395 Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria
  • 1397 William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (b. 1328)
  • 1411 Duke Leopold IV of Austria (b. 1371)
  • 1548 Juan de Zumárraga, Spanish Catholic bishop of Mexico (b. 1468)
  • 1594 Michel Renichon, priest, executed
  • 1594 John Aylmer, English political theorist (b. 1521)
  • 1615 Sanada Yukimura, Japanese samurai (b. 1567)
  • 1640 Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician (b. 1584)
  • 1649 Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (b. 1590)
  • 1657 William Harvey, English physician (b. 1578)
  • 1659 Morgan Llwyd, Welsh Puritan preacher and writer (b. 1619)
  • 1661 Gottfried Scheidt, composer, dies at 67
  • 1679 Jean-Francius Miller, painter, buried
  • 1688 Maximilian H of Bayern, prince-bishop of Luik, dies at 66
  • 1732 Pieter Vuyst, Dutch gov-gen of Ceylon, executed
  • 1764 Hans A Brorson, Danish poet/bishop of Ribe, dies at 69
  • 1780 Thomas Hutchinson, American colonial governor of Massachusetts (b. 1711)
  • 1804 Jean-Engelbert Pauwels, composer, dies at 35
  • 1809 John "Christmas" Beckwith, composer, dies at 58
  • 1826 Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (b. 1766)
  • 1844 Louis-Antoine Bourbon, French duke of Angouleme, dies
  • 1849 Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, composer, dies at 73
  • 1858 Julius Reubke, composer, dies at 24
  • 1861 Stephen A Douglas, "Little Giant", senator (Lincoln Debates), dies
  • 1864 James P McMahon, US Union colonel (164th NY), dies in battle
  • 1864 Peter A Porter, US Union colonel (8th NY), dies in battle
  • 1865 Okada Izō, Japanese samurai (b. 1838)
  • 1872 Heinrich Esser, composer, dies at 53

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1875 Georges Bizet, French composer (Carmen), dies at 36

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 1877 Frank Pocock, British explorer, drowned in the Congo
  • 1877 Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1800)
  • 1881 Japanese giant salamander, dies in Dutch zoo at 55; oldest amphibian
  • 1882 Christian Wilberg, German painter (b. 1839)
  • 1888 Cark Reidel, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1890 Henryk Oskar Kolberg, composer, dies at 76
  • 1894 Karl Eduard Zachariae, German expert on Byzantine Law (b. 1812)
  • 1898 Nikolai Afanisev, composer, dies at 77
  • 1898 Samuel Plimsoll, English MP (Folkestone), dies at 74
  • 1899 Johann Baptist Strauss, Austria, composer (Waltz King), dies at 73
  • 1904 Vincent Tancred, cricket (Bernard & Louis bro, Test for S A), suicide
  • 1913 Josef Richard Rozkosny, composer, dies at 79

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1924 Franz Kafka, Czech writer (Trial, Amerika, Metamorphosis), dies at 40

Writer Franz Kafka
Writer
Franz Kafka
  • 1928 Li Yüan-hung, Chinese general and political figure (b. 1864)
  • 1933 William Muldoon, Belfast NY, boxing commissioner, dies at 88
  • 1943 Folkert E Posthuma, Min of Agriculture, dies
  • 1946 Michail I Kalinin, Pres (Supreme Soviet), dies at 60
  • 1949 Amedos Peter Giannine, founder of Bank of America dies at 79
  • 1955 Barbara Graham, American murderer (b. 1923)
  • 1959 Ole Windingstad, composer, dies at 73

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1963 Pope John XXIII [Angelo G Roncalli], Pope (1958-63), dies at 81

  • 1963 Paul Maxey, actor (Matt-Lassie, Mayor-People's Choice), dies at 57
  • 1963 Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet (b. 1902)
  • 1964 Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  • 1966 Alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65
  • 1967 Arthur Mitchell Ransome, critic/children's book author, dies
  • 1967 Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WW II), dies at 76
  • 1967 Gertrude "Mickey" MacFadden, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 67
  • 1970 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Fries boer/writer, dies at 70
  • 1970 H G Hjalmar Schacht, pres Germany Kingdom bank/minister of Eco, dies
  • 1971 Heinz Hopf, German mathematician (b. 1894)
  • 1973 Dory Funk, professional wrestler (b. 1919)
  • 1975 Ozzie Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 69
  • 1977 Archibald Vivian Hill, English physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
  • 1977 Roberto Rossellini, Italian film director (b. 1906)
  • 1979 Arno Schmidt, German writer, dies at 65
  • 1981 Carleton Coon, anthropology prof (What in the World), dies at 76
  • 1981 Eric Dalton, cricketer (698 runs for South Africa at 31 72), dies
  • 1983 Miroslav "Standa" Bares, actress (Te Gkek Om Los te Lopen), dies at 60
  • 1983 Nanna, Rafi Khawar, Lollywood actor, Lahore
  • 1986 Anna Neagle, English actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell), dies at 81
  • 1986 Arthur Charles Ernest Hoeree, composer, dies at 89
  • 1986 Patricia Wheel, actress (Christine-Woman to Remember), dies at 42
  • 1987 Will Sampson, actor (From Here to Eternity, Yellow Rose), dies at 54

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1989 Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), dies of a heart attack at 89

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1989 John McCauley, NHL official (b. 1945)
  • 1990 Tom Brown, actor (Judge Priest, Hello Sucker, Ex-Champ), dies at 77
  • 1990 Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (b. 1949)
  • 1991 Andy Milligan, cinematographer/director (Sweeney Todd), dies at 62
  • 1991 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), dies at 92
  • 1991 Harry Glicken, volcanologist, killed by Mt Unzen Volcano in Japan
  • 1991 Thomas C Lasorda, American artist and son of Los Angeles Dodgers manager, dies of pneumonia at 33
  • 1991 Takeshi Nagata, Japanese geophysicist (b. 1913)
  • 1992 Patrick Peyton, Rosary Priest, dies of kidney failure at 83
  • 1992 Robert Morley, actor (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 84
  • 1992 William E Gaines, publisher (Mad Magazine), dies at 70
  • 1993 Bob Fitzsimmons, NY radio DJ (WNEW AM/WABC AM/WHN AM), dies at 53
  • 1994 Hub Matthijsen, violinist/bandmaster, dies at 52
  • 1994 Jack Cowie, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 45 wkts at 21 53), dies
  • 1994 Parmeso Emekrasha, buddhist Monk, dies
  • 1994 Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist, dies at 89
  • 1995 Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher, dies at 69
  • 1995 Dilys Powell, film Critic, dies at 93
  • 1995 Estelle Brody, actress (Safari, Kitty, Plaything), dies at 94
  • 1995 Frank Waters, American writer, dies at 92
  • 1995 Jean-Patric Manchette, thriller writer, dies at 52
  • 1996 Len Creed, bookmaker, dies at 79
  • 1996 Peter Glenville, English actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), dies at 82
  • 1996 Tito Okello, Ugandan general, dies at 81
  • 1997 Dennis James, American television personality (b. 1917)
  • 1998 Poul Bundgaard, Danish actor and singer (b. 1922)
  • 2001 Anthony Quinn, Mexican-born actor (b. 1915)
  • 2003 Felix de Weldon, Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)
  • 2004 Frances Shand Kydd, mother of Diana, Princess of Wales (b. 1936)
  • 2004 Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (b. 1966)
  • 2005 Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader, writer, and lawyer (b. 1945)
  • 2006 Johnny Grande, original accordion/piano/keyboard player for Bill Haley's Comets (b. 1932)
  • 2009 David Carradine, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2009 Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", dies of complications from surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding at 80
  • 2009 Sam Butera, American jazz musician (b. 1927)
  • 2010 John Hedgecoe, English photographer (b. 1932)
  • 2010 Rue McClanahan, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies at 76
  • 2011 Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, right-to-die activist (b. 1928)
  • 2011 James Arness, American actor (d. 1923)
  • 2011 Andrew Gold, American singer, musician and songwriter. (b. 1951)
  • 2013 Frank Lautenberg, American Politician, dies from complications from pneumonia at 89
  • 2013 Deacon Jones, American NFL Hall of Fame Defensive End, dies from natural causes at 73
  • 2015 Bevo Francis, American basketball player (college basketball record scorer), dies at 82
  • 2016 Dave Swarbrick, British folk fiddler (Fairport Convention), dies at 75

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2016 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American world heavyweight boxing champion (1964-70, 1974-80), dies from septic shock caused by respiratory illness at 74

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali