Famous Deaths on June 30

  • 350 Nepotianus, Roman usurper
  • 1109 Alfonso VI, (imperator totius Hispaniae), king of Leon, dies
  • 1181 Hugh de Kevelioc, 3rd Earl of Chester, English politician (b. 1147)
  • 1224 Adolf of Osnabrück, Saint Adolf (b. 1185)
  • 1364 Arnost of Pardubice, Archbishop of Prague (b. 1297)

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1520 Moctezuma II, Aztec emperor (1502-20), killed either by the Spanish or stoned by his own people

Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II
Aztec Emperor
Moctezuma II
  • 1538 Charles van Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen, dies at 70
  • 1579 Mehmed Pasha Sokolović, Turkish Janissary
  • 1607 Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1538)
  • 1649 Simon Vouet, French painter
  • 1655 Jacob Boonen, South Netherlands clergyman/lawyer, dies at 81
  • 1660 William Oughtred, English mathematician (b. 1575)
  • 1662 Johannes C Verspronck, portrait painter, buried at about 64
  • 1666 Adam Krieger, German composer, dies at 32
  • 1666 Alexander Brome, English poet
  • 1670 Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of England, Scotland, and Ireland (b. 1644)
  • 1685 Archibald Campbell, Scottish politician, beheaded at about 55
  • 1704 John Quelch, a pirate was hanged (b. 1665)
  • 1709 Edward Lhuyd, Welsh scientist (b. 1660)
  • 1785 James Oglethorpe, English general and founder of the state of Georgia (b. 1696)
  • 1792 Francesco Antonio Rosetti, composer, dies
  • 1796 Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
  • 1817 Abraham Gottlob Werner, German geologist
  • 1819 Ernst Ludwig Gerber, composer, dies at 72
  • 1839 Johan O Wallin, Swedish poet/archbishop (Dead Angel), dies
  • 1857 Alcide d'Orbigny, French naturalist (b. 1802)
  • 1862 Richard Griffith, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 48

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1882 Charles J. Guiteau, assassin (President Garfield), hanged at 40

  • 1882 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (b. 1827)
  • 1889 Eugenio Terziani, composer, dies at 64
  • 1890 Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer, dies at 71
  • 1899 Jon Helgason, Icelandic poet (Ur Landsudri), dies
  • 1904 Thomas Emmett, cricketer (English Test bowler of the sostenuter), dies
  • 1905 John Hay, US politician, dies
  • 1914 Bai Long, [White Wolf], Chinese Robin Hood/crowd leader, dies

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1919 John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), dies at 76

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt
  • 1920 Lena Christ, German writer (The Rumplhanni), commits suicide at 38
  • 1923 Claude Antoine Terrasse, composer, dies at 56
  • 1924 Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pypelyntjes), dies at 42
  • 1934 Ernst Rohm, German staff member, executed at 46
  • 1934 Gregor Strasser, German pharmacist/NSDAP-leader, murdered at 42
  • 1934 Karl Ernst, German SA-leader, murdered
  • 1934 Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (1932-33), murdered at 52
  • 1934 Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Prime Minister of Bavaria killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1862)
  • 1934 Erich Klausener, Catholic politician killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1885)
  • 1935 William Brockwell, cricket (British all-rounder in 7 Tests 1893-99), dies
  • 1938 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), dies at 61
  • 1942 Arnoldus J H Aerts, Dutch bishop of New-Guinea, executed at 62
  • 1946 Michael Zadora, composer, dies at 64
  • 1948 Karl Wolfskehl, writer, dies at 78
  • 1953 Elsa Beskow, (Maartman), Swedish author (children's book), dies at 79
  • 1953 Gote Carlid, Swedish composer, dies at 32
  • 1953 Charles William Miller, father of football in Brazil (b. 1874)
  • 1959 Lazare Saminsky, composer, dies at 76
  • 1959 José Vasconcelos, Mexican writer and politician (b. 1882)
  • 1960 Clarence Cameron White, composer, dies at 79
  • 1961 Lee de Forest, American inventor (Electron Tube), dies at 87
  • 1962 Caspar Neher, German set designer/librettist, dies at 65
  • 1965 Bessie Barriscale, actress (Plain Jane, Show Folks), dies
  • 1968 John Gough, actor (Circus Kid, 2 for Tonight), dies at 73
  • 1969 Jan Evangelista Zelinka, composer, dies at 76
  • 1971 Georgi T Dobrovolsky, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-land accident), dies at 43
  • 1971 Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11), dies at 35
  • 1971 Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900)
  • 1973 Elmer Layden, one of Notre Dame's legendary 4-horsemen, died
  • 1973 Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr (b. 1903)
  • 1974 Alberta King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in church
  • 1974 Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (b. 1890)
  • 1976 Firpo Marberry, baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1979 Alfons Vranckx, Belgian politician, dies at 72
  • 1980 Virginia Brown Faire, actress (Lonesome Trail, Temptress), dies
  • 1983 Bo Gentry, songwriter/producer, dies
  • 1983 Mary Livingstone, [Sadye Marks] Comedienne, (Jack Benny), dies at 77
  • 1984 Lillian Hellman, playwright, (Little Foxes), dies at 79
  • 1985 James Dewar, inventor (Twinkie), dies
  • 1987 Federico Mompou, composer, dies at 94
  • 1987 King Donovan, actor/director (Enforcer, Perfect Furlough), dies
  • 1992 Doug Delauder, entertainer, dies
  • 1992 Jim Alaimo, vocalist, dies after heart surgery at 53
  • 1992 Nico Booken, director (Jewish Labor Social), dies
  • 1993 George "Spanky" McFarland, child actor (Our Gang), dies at age 65
  • 1994 Nicholas Warner, test Pilot, dies at 51
  • 1995 Barney Simon, theatre director/writer, dies at 63
  • 1995 Gale Gordon, comedian (Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy), dies at 89
  • 1995 Georgi Timofeyevich Beregovoi, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 3), dies at 74
  • 1995 Phyllis Hyman, R&B/Jazz singer (Prime of My Life), suicides at 45
  • 1995 Sicco Mansholt, pres Commission of Europe (1972-1973), dies
  • 1996 Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet, dies at 76
  • 1996 Margaux Hemingway, model/actress (Lipstick), commits suicide at 41
  • 1996 Michael Parkin, journalist, dies at 74
  • 1996 Norman Aldridge, biochemical toxicologist, dies at 76
  • 1996 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist, dies at 91
  • 1997 Larry O'Day, wrestler (b. 1944)
  • 2001 Chet Atkins, American country guitar player and producer (b. 1924)
  • 2001 Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1937)
  • 2002 Chico Xavier, popular medium in Brazil´s spiritism movement (b. 1910)
  • 2003 Buddy Hackett, American comic (b. 1924)
  • 2003 Robert McCloskey, American children's book writer and illustrator (b. 1915)
  • 2004 Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer (b. 1924)
  • 2005 Christopher Fry, English playwright (The Lady's Not for Burning), dies at 97
  • 2006 Robert Gernhardt, German satirist (b. 1937)
  • 2007 Sahib Singh Verma, Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)
  • 2009 Pina Bausch, German choreographer (b. 1940)
  • 2010 Park Yong-ha, Korean actor and singer (b. 1977)
  • 2010 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Bobo, Big Sleep), dies at 80
  • 2011 Barry Bremen, American sports imposter and business man (b. 1947)
  • 2012 Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 96
  • 2014 Bob Hastings, American actor, dies from prostate cancer at 89
  • 2014 Paul Mazursky, American film director and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary cardiac arrest at 84
  • 2016 Geoffrey Hill, English poet, dies at 84