Famous Deaths on June 9

  • 62 Claudia Octavia, wife of Nero (b. 40)

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68 Claudius Nero, Roman emperor (54-68), commits suicide at 31

Roman Emperor Nero
Roman Emperor
Nero
  • 373 Ephrem the Syrian, Christian hymnodist
  • 597 St. Columba, Christian missionary (b. 521)
  • 630 King Shahrbaraz of Persia
  • 1171 Jacob Ben Meir, [Rabbenu Tam], French Tosofist, dies
  • 1361 Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet, dies at 69
  • 1382 Philip of Lead, lawyer of Utrecht, dies
  • 1563 William Paget, 1st Baron Paget, English statesman (b. 1506)
  • 1572 Jeanne d'Albret, queen of Navarra, dies at 44
  • 1583 Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
  • 1597 Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary, dies
  • 1656 Thomas Tomkins, composer, dies
  • 1681 William Lilly, English astrologer, dies
  • 1716 Banda Bahadur, Sikh military commander (executed)
  • 1717 Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Mothe-Guyon, French mystic, dies at 69
  • 1717 Louis Le Quointe, composer, dies at 64
  • 1820 Wilhelmina FS, princess of Prussia/Orange, dies at 68
  • 1825 M Pauline Bonaparte, Corsican duchess of Parma/Guastalla, dies at 44
  • 1832 Manuel Garcia, composer, dies at 57
  • 1834 William Carey, one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary Society (b. 1761)
  • 1839 Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800), dies at 89
  • 1847 Pierre-Simon Ballanche, French philosopher/poet (Orphée), dies
  • 1863 Benjamin Franklin "Grimes" Davis, Union major, dies in battle at 30

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1868 James Brooke, British adventurer and 1st Rajah of Sarawak (1841-68), dies of a stroke at 65

1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke
1st White Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke

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1870 Charles Dickens, English writer (David Copperfield, Oliver Twist), dies at 58

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1870 Erik Drake, Swedish composer (Swedish Academy of Music), dies at 82

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1871 Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, dies of paralysis, rheumatism, and exhaustion at 72

Botanist and Photographer Anna Atkins
Botanist and Photographer
Anna Atkins
  • 1875 Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (b. 1795)
  • 1892 Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, composer, dies at 59
  • 1892 Taiso Yoshitoshi, Woodblock print artist
  • 1892 William Grant Stairs, Canadian explorer (b. 1863)
  • 1897 Alvan Graham Clark, American Astronomer (Sirius B), dies 3 weeks after 1st use of Yerkes 40" lens at 64
  • 1901 Walter Besant, novelist/philanthropist, dies
  • 1907 Manuel Estrada Vabrera, president Guatemala, murdered
  • 1908 Jose FdT Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os meus amores), dies at 46
  • 1911 Carry Amelia Moore Nation, American temperance leader, dies
  • 1912 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian writer (b. 1852)
  • 1922 Albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 56
  • 1927 Victoria Woodhull, American woman's suffrage leader and first woman to be nominated for US presidency, dies at 88
  • 1929 Lewis Bennison, American actor, dies at 44
  • 1931 Henrique Oswald, composer, dies at 79
  • 1932 Natalia Janotha, composer, dies at 76
  • 1939 Owen Moore, actor (She Done Him Wrong), commits suicide at 52
  • 1944 99 inhabitants of Tulle, hanged by SS
  • 1946 Rama VIII, king of Siam (1935-46), dies at 21
  • 1947 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40), dies at 62
  • 1952 Adolf Busch, German composer (b. 1891)
  • 1953 Ugo Betti, dramatist, dies
  • 1957 Robert Oboussier, composer, dies at 56

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1958 Robert Donat, actor (Citadel, Goodbye Mr Chips, 39 Steps), dies at 53

  • 1960 René Maran, Martiniques writer (Batouala, Prix Goncourt), dies
  • 1961 Camille Guérin, French scientist (b. 1872)
  • 1962 Henry Kendall, actor (Shadow, Romance & Riches), dies at 65
  • 1964 Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook/newspaper owner (Leatherhead), dies
  • 1964 W Maxwell Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, Engl Min of Info, dies at 85
  • 1967 Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, composer, dies at 64
  • 1968 Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
  • 1971 Harold Lloyd Jr, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies at 40
  • 1973 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (b. 1887)

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1974 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, dies at 74

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • 1974 Phillip Tead, actor (Lightnin', Fighting Blade), dies at 80
  • 1975 David Frederick Barlow, composer, dies at 48
  • 1976 James A Farley, US Postmaster General (1932-38), dies at 88
  • 1976 Paul T B Rodenko, Dutch poet/writer (Never Marry a Witch), dies at 55
  • 1976 Sybil Thorndike, actress (Melba, Major Barbara), dies at 93
  • 1977 Bill Merritt, cricketer (6 Tests of leg-spin for NZ, 12 wkts), dies
  • 1977 Hans Andreus, [Johan W van de Zant], Dutch poet, dies at 51
  • 1979 Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1884)
  • 1980 Leonard Huizinga, journalist/writer (Olivier & Adrian), dies at 73
  • 1981 Allen Ludden, game show host (Password), dies at 63
  • 1981 Russell Hayden, actor (Hidden Gold, Apache Chief, Justice), dies
  • 1982 Guillaume Jorissen, Flemish politician, dies at 60
  • 1982 Hank Ladd, TV host (Arrow Show, Waiting for the Break), dies at 74
  • 1987 Grandon Rhodes, actor (Gentleman From Nowhere), dies
  • 1987 Madge Kennedy, actress (Marrying Kind, 3 Bad Sisters), dies
  • 1989 Piet[er J] Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52), dies
  • 1989 Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, dies at 68
  • 1989 Rashid Behbudov, Azerbaijani singer and actor (b. 1915)
  • 1989 George Beadle, US Biologist and Nobel Laureate (biochemical genetics), dies at 85
  • 1991 Bob Irwin, Comedian, dies of Alzheimer's related illness at 88
  • 1991 Charles Loloma, painter/sculptor, dies
  • 1991 Claudio Arrau, Chilian/US pianist/composer, dies at 88
  • 1991 Max van Praag, Dutch singer, dies at 77
  • 1992 Cathy Bennett, jury selection expert, dies of breast cancer at 41
  • 1992 Clarence Miller, blues/jazz vocalist, dies at 69 of a heart attack
  • 1993 Alexis Smith, dancer/actress (Follies), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1993 Arthur Alexander, singer/songwriter (You Better Move On), dies at 53
  • 1993 Ian Mikardo, British politician, dies
  • 1994 Angela Lakeberg, American siamese twin, dies at 11 months
  • 1994 Dhirendra Bhramachari, [Flying Swami], hindu leader, dies at 70
  • 1994 Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist (Plan of Labor, Nobel 1969), dies at 91
  • 1994 Lloyd Lindroth, the Liberace of the Harp, dies at 63
  • 1995 Charles Rowe, cricket (scored 0 in only Test for NZ v Aust 1946), dies
  • 1995 Frank Chacksfield, conductor/arranger, dies at 81
  • 1995 Walter Landor, designer, dies at 81
  • 1996 Edward Morris Bernstein, economist, dies at 91
  • 1996 Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist, dies at 48
  • 1996 Walter Pardon, carpenter/traditional singer, dies at 81
  • 1997 Reid Shelton, actor (Daddy Warbucks-Annie), dies of stroke at 71
  • 1997 Stanley Knowles, Canadian politician (b. 1908)
  • 2000 Jacob Lawrence, American painter (b. 1917)
  • 2000 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer and poet (Otto's Pug), dies at 74
  • 2004 Rosey Brown, American football player (b. 1932)
  • 2004 Brian Williamson, Jamaican Gay Activist (b. 1945)
  • 2006 Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
  • 2007 Frankie Abernathy, Former The Real World: San Diego castmate (b. 1981)
  • 2008 Algis Budrys, American writer (b. 1931)
  • 2009 Dick May, Former NASCAR racecar driver
  • 2011 M. F. Husain, Indian artist, painter (b. 1915)
  • 2013 Iain Banks, Scottish author, dies from gallbladder cancer at 59
  • 2014 Rik Mayall, English actor & comedian, dies from cardiac arrest at 56
  • 2014 Bob Welch, American MLB pitcher, dies at 57
  • 2014 Gerd Zacher, German composer and organist, dies at 84
  • 2015 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, dies at 86