Famous Deaths on June 7

  • 555 Vigilius, Italian Pope (537-55), dies
  • 1329 Robert Bruce, King of Scots (1306-29), dies at 53

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1329 Robert the Bruce, Scottish king (1306-1329) and national hero, dies at 56

King of Scotland Robert the Bruce
King of Scotland
Robert the Bruce
  • 1337 Willem III the Good, earl of Holland/Zealand, dies at about 49
  • 1358 Ashikaga Takauji, Japanese shogun (b. 1305)
  • 1394 Anne of Bohemia, wife of Richard II of England (plague) (b. 1367)
  • 1492 Kazimierz IV, King of Poland (1447-92), dies at 64
  • 1549 Eelke Fouckens, Frisian anabaptist, beheaded
  • 1555 Maarten van Rossum, Dutch army leader, dies at about 76
  • 1571 Pier Francesco Corteccia, composer, dies at 68
  • 1618 Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English Governor of Virginia (b. 1577)
  • 1624 Anne of Saint Bartolomaeus, Flemish nun/monk/saint, dies at 74
  • 1654 Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright and actor (L'adamo), dies at 76
  • 1667 Thomas de Keyser, Amsterdam master builder/painter, buried
  • 1672 Willem J van Gendt, admiral/governor of Breda, dies at about 37
  • 1676 Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (b. 1606)
  • 1711 Henry Dodwell, Irish theologian (b. 1641)
  • 1723 Miguel Lopez, Spanish composer and organist, dies at 64
  • 1754 Nikolaj Eigtved, Danish, architect (Amalienborg Square), dies at 52
  • 1778 Johann Georg Zechner, composer, dies at 62
  • 1779 William Warburton, English critic and Bishop of Gloucester (b. 1698)
  • 1784 Jean-Baptiste Canavas, composer, dies at 71
  • 1789 Vaclav Jan Kopriva, Czech composer and organist, dies at 81
  • 1800 Willem A Alting, governor-genl of Neth-Indies (1780-97), dies at 75
  • 1810 Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (b. 1765)
  • 1814 Robert Jasper van der de Capellen, mister of Marsch, dies at 71
  • 1821 Tudor Vladimirescu, Romanian rebellion-leader (b. cca. 1780)
  • 1826 Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (b. 1787)
  • 1840 Frederik Willem III, King of Prussia (1797-1840), dies at 69
  • 1847 Adolph Gopel, German mathematician, dies at 35
  • 1854 Charles Baudin, French admiral (b. 1792)
  • 1859 David Cox, English artist (b. 1783)
  • 1862 William B. Mumford, 1st US citizen hanged for treason, at 42
  • 1863 Franz Xaver Gruber, composer ("Silent Night"), dies at 75
  • 1866 Chief Seattle, Native American leader
  • 1871 Thomas Jackson Rodman, American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder, dies on duty at 54
  • 1876 George Sand, writer, dies at 71
  • 1877 Winand C. H. Staring, geologist (Bottom of Netherlands), dies at 68
  • 1893 Johann Schrammel, composer, dies at 43

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1893 Edwin Booth, American Shakespearean actor (Hamlet), dies at 59

  • 1896 Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (b. 1829)
  • 1896 Wyatt Eaton, Canadian American artist, dies from tuberculosis at 47
  • 1906 Johan P. Van de Kellen, stamp cutter/lithographer, dies at 74
  • 1911 Maurice Rouvier, French statesman (b. 1842)
  • 1915 Benjamin Lambord, composer, dies at 35
  • 1916 Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (b. 1847)
  • 1926 Henry Charles Tonking, composer, dies at 63
  • 1927 Voikov, Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, murdered
  • 1927 Edmund James Flynn, Premier of Quebec (b. 1847)
  • 1928 Chiang Tsolin, Chinese warlord of North-China, murdered
  • 1929 J E P McMaster, cricketer (Eng v S Af Test 1889 (out for 0), dies

  • 1932 Emil Paur, Austrian conductor, dies at 76
  • 1935 Ivan V Mitsjoerin, Russian botanist, dies
  • 1936 Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (b. 1875)
  • 1937 Jean Harlow, actress (Bombshell), dies from gallbladder infection at 26
  • 1938 Norbert Fonteyne, Flemish writer (How Flemings Came Late), dies
  • 1940 James Hall, writer/actor (Millie, Hell's Angels), dies at 39
  • 1942 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (b. 1903)
  • 1945 Nishida Kitaro, scholar/philosopher/Zen practitioner, dies at 74
  • 1945 Ruben Marcos Campos, composer, dies at 69
  • 1948 Georges Adolphe Hue, composer, dies at 90
  • 1951 Bobel, Braune, Naumann, Ohlendorf, Pohl, Schallenmair & Otto Schmidt, Nazi war criminals, hanged
  • 1954 Alan Turing, British mathematician and computer scientist pioneer (Turing Machine), commits suicide at 41 (b. 1912)
  • 1956 Julien Benda, Fren philosopher/writer (La trahison des clercs), dies
  • 1957 Elizabeth S Kingsley, double-Crostic puzzle creator, dies
  • 1958 Roger Hartigan, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust in 1908), dies
  • 1961 Robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, dies
  • 1963 ZaSu Pitts, American actress (Life With Father, Dames, Wedding March), dies at 69
  • 1964 Charlie Llewellyn, cricketer (544 runs in 15 Tests for South Africa), dies

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1965 Judy Holliday, American comedienne/actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), dies of cancer at 43

Actress Judy Holliday
Actress
Judy Holliday
  • 1965 Pierre Cardevielle, Fren composer/conductor (L'ile Rouge), dies at 59
  • 1965 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (Bauernpassion), dies
  • 1966 Jean Arp [Hans Arp], French-Swiss sculptor, artist and poet, dies at 78

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1967 Dorothy Parker, American writer (Enough Rope), dies at 73

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • 1967 Pauline Brooks, actress (Make a Million), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1967 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • 1968 Dan Duryea, actor (Pride of the Yankees), dies of cancer at 60

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1970 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Maurice, Passage to India), dies at 91

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • 1973 Lane Bradford, actor (Dead Man's Gold, Gun Hawk), dies at 50
  • 1976 Bobby Hackett, jazz cornetist/orchestra leader (Air time '57), dies at 61
  • 1978 Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate 1967, dies at 80
  • 1979 Forrest Carter, American author (b. 1925)
  • 1980 Henry Miller, American writer (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn), dies of circulatory complications at 88
  • 1980 Richard Bonnelli, actor (Enter Madame), dies
  • 1980 Elizabeth Craig, British writer (b. 1883)
  • 1983 Charles von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Belgium prince, buried
  • 1983 Daniele Amfiteatrov, composer, dies at 81
  • 1984 George Givot, actor (Versatile Vaudeville), dies at 81
  • 1987 John Blofeld, writer/translator/Zen practitioner, dies at 73
  • 1988 Joe Partridge, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1963-65), commits suicide
  • 1988 Vernon Washington, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 1989 Milton van Embricqs, Suriname/Dutch publicist, dies
  • 1989 Percy Stuart, Suriname/Dutch sports journalist, dies
  • 1989 Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1907)
  • 1990 Barbara Baxley, actress (Norma Rae), dies at 63 of a heart attack
  • 1991 Eric Francis, actor (Shillingbury Blowers), dies
  • 1992 Bob Sweeney, director/actor (Toby Tyler), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1992 Bill France, Sr., American racing car driver and co-founder of NASCAR, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 82
  • 1993 Drazen Petrovic, NBA player (NJ Nets), dies in auto-accident at 28
  • 1994 Dennis Potter, British TV writer (Pennies from Heaven), dies at 59
  • 1994 Joseph Ruzindana, Rwandian bishop of Bjumba, murdered
  • 1994 Stuart Havelock Hollingdale, anthropologist, dies at 42
  • 1994 Vincent Nsengijumva, Rwandan archbishop of Kigali, murdered
  • 1995 Joseph Tomelty, actor/playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick), dies at 84
  • 1995 Hsuan Hua, influential Buddhist master in the United States (b. 1918)
  • 1995 Sheikh Imam, Egyptian singer and composer, dies at 76
  • 1996 Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator, dies at 70
  • 1996 Noel Walton Bott, engineer, dies at 88
  • 1996 [Francis] Max Factor Jr, makeup inventor, dies at 91
  • 1996 Percy Edwards, English entertainer (known for his animal impressions), dies at 88
  • 1999 Paco Stanley, Mexican TV entertainer (b. 1942)
  • 2001 Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones) (b. 1952)
  • 2001 Víctor Paz Estenssoro, President of Bolivia (b. 1907)
  • 2002 Mary Lilian Baels, Belgian princess (b. 1916)
  • 2003 Trevor Goddard, English actor (b. 1962)
  • 2006 John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • 2006 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian-born Mujahid (b. 1966)
  • 2008 Rudy Fernandez, Filipino actor (b. 1953)
  • 2008 Jim McKay, American sportscaster (b. 1921)
  • 2009 Kenny Rankin, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 2009 Hugh Hopper, British musician (b. 1945)
  • 2010 Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (b. 1970)
  • 2010 Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)
  • 2010 Omar Rayo, Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. (b. 1928)
  • 2011 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer and composer. (b. 1923)
  • 2011 Paul Dickson, American football player and coach (b. 1937)
  • 2012 Phillip Tobias, South African palaeoanthropologist, dies at 86
  • 2012 Bob Welch, American musician, commits suicide by gunshot at 66
  • 2013 Pierre Mauroy, French Prime Minister, dies from lung cancer at 84

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2015 Sir Christopher Lee, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Dracula), dies at 93

  • 2015 Michael Oliver, British cardiologist (linked cholesterol with coronary artery disease), dies at 89