Famous Deaths on March 22

  • 1322 Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, English politician (b. 1278)
  • 1418 Dietrich of Nieheim, German historian
  • 1421 Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, second son of Henry IV of England (killed in battle) (b. 1388)
  • 1471 George van Podiebrad, king of Bohemia (1458-71), dies
  • 1544 Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1488)
  • 1589 Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian, dies at 67
  • 1602 Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (b. 1557)
  • 1627 Cornelis van Aerssen, Flemish Clerk of the House, dies at about 81
  • 1639 Thomas Carew, English poet/diplomat (The Rapture), dies
  • 1661 Hendrick Uylenburgh, art dealer, buried at about 73
  • 1685 Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (b. 1638)
  • 1687 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Paris, Italian-born French baroque composer, dies at 54

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1758 Jonathan Edwards, American Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian (Original Sin), dies at 54

Christian Preacher and Philosopher Jonathan Edwards
Christian Preacher and Philosopher
Jonathan Edwards
  • 1758 Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (b. 1670)
  • 1772 John Canton, English physicist (b. 1718)
  • 1777 John Bartram, father of American botany, dies at 77
  • 1796 Gaspare Gabellone, composer, dies at 68
  • 1798 Justin Morgan, composer, dies at 51
  • 1820 Stephen Decatur, killed in a duel with Com James Barron at 41
  • 1824 Johann Melchior Dreyer, composer, dies at 76
  • 1832 J W Goethe, writer, dies at 82
  • 1838 Hendrik Fagel, Dutch/English baron, dies at 73
  • 1840 Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)
  • 1845 Franz Joseph Volkert, composer, dies at 67
  • 1867 Ferdinando Giorgetti, composer, dies at 70
  • 1871 Johnny Cuzens, cricketer (Australian aboriginal tourist 1868), dies
  • 1890 Desire de Haerne, Belgian priest/Congressional leader, dies at 85
  • 1906 Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist/composer, dies at 59
  • 1909 Gyula Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 66
  • 1913 Sung Chiao-jen, Chinese Nationalist (b. 1882)
  • 1922 Louis A Ranvier, French anatomist/historian, dies at 86
  • 1923 Theophile Delcasse, French statesman, dies at 71
  • 1924 R G Nivelle, French general (Verdun), dies at 67
  • 1929 Anton Beer-Walbrun, composer, dies at 64
  • 1934 Theophilos Hatzimihail, Greek painter (b. 1870)
  • 1944 ... Pucheu, French Internal minister to Vichy, executed
  • 1945 J Postuma, Dutch resistance fighter, dies
  • 1946 Clemens A von Galen, bishop of Munster/anti fascist, dies at 68
  • 1951 Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Concertgebouw Orchestra), dies at 79
  • 1952 Uncle Dave Macon, American musician (b. 1870)
  • 1953 James Anderson II, (Jo-Northern Exposure), dies
  • 1955 Ivan Šubašić, Kingdom of Yugoslavia prime minister and last ban of Croatia (b. 1892)
  • 1956 George A L Sarton, Belgian/US historian, dies at 71
  • 1958 Mike Todd, US film and theatre producer and 3rd husband of Elizabeth Taylor, dies in a plane crash at 48
  • 1960 José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (b. 1904)
  • 1962 Aura Abranches, Port actress (Lisboa, O Primo Basilio), dies at 65
  • 1964 Addison Richards, actor (Col-Pentagon), dies at 76
  • 1969 Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Czech actor (3rd Man, Golem), dies at 78
  • 1971 Martin Bodmer, writer, dies
  • 1974 Peter Revson, US race car driver (Indianapolis 500), dies at 35
  • 1975 Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65), dies at 75
  • 1975 Cass Daley, actress (Red Garters), dies at 59
  • 1975 Paul Verhoeven, German director dies at 73
  • 1977 A.K. Gopalan, Indian Communist leader (b. 1904)
  • 1978 Karl Wallenda, falls to death walking high-wire in PR at 73
  • 1979 Richard Sykes, British ambassador, assassinated by the IRA in The Hague, Holland
  • 1979 Ben Lyon, actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Indiscreet), dies at 78
  • 1981 James "Jumbo" Elliott, American track coach (b. 1915)
  • 1986 Charles Starrett, actor (Silver Streak, Jungle Bride), dies
  • 1986 Mark Dinning, American singer (b. 1933)
  • 1987 Joan Shawlee, actress (Abbott & Costello Show), dies at 58
  • 1990 Gerald Bull, Canadian engineer (b. 1928)
  • 1991 Gloria Holden, actress (Dracula's Daughter, Test Pilot), dies at 73
  • 1991 Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • 1991 Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1993 Cec Pepper, cricketer (NSW & Commonwealth XI leggie), dies
  • 1993 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreographer (Entartet), dies at 91
  • 1993 Phia [Sophia R] Berghout, Dutch harpist, dies at 83
  • 1993 Steve Olin, pitcher (Cleve Indians), drowns at 27
  • 1993 Tim Crews, pitcher (Cleve Indians), drowns at 31
  • 1994 Dan Hartman, American singer-songwriter (Love Sensation), dies of an AIDS-related brain tumor at 43
  • 1994 Igor Aleinikov, Russian director (tractors, air crash), dies at 32
  • 1994 Luther Diamond, radio Personality, dies at 89
  • 1994 Walter Lantz, US cartoonist (Woody Woodpecker), dies at 93
  • 1995 Peter Woods, newsreader, dies at 64
  • 1996 Claude Mauriac, writer, dies at 81
  • 1996 Robert Franklin Overmyer, astronaut (STS 5, STS 51-B), dies at 59
  • 1996 Robert Mellors, gay activist, dies at 47
  • 1996 Ronald George Hayward, political manager, dies at 78
  • 1996 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), dies from post-operative complications at 50
  • 1999 David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)

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2001 William Hanna, American animator and studio founder, dies at 90

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • 2003 Terry Lloyd, English reporter (b. 1952)
  • 2004 Ahmed Yassin, Palestinian co-founder of Hamas (b. ca. 1937)
  • 2005 Kenzo Tange, Japanese architect (b. 1913)
  • 2006 Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (b. 1921)
  • 2006 Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (b. 1937)
  • 2007 Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1918)
  • 2008 Cachao López, Cuban mambo musician (b. 1918)
  • 2009 Leon Walker, Wakefield Wildcats Rugby Player (b. 1988)
  • 2009 Jade Goody, English reality TV Star and Entrepreneur, dies of cancer at 27
  • 2010 James W. Black, Scottish Nobel Prize-winning doctor and medical research scientist (b. 1924)
  • 2013 Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter, dies from cancer at 60
  • 2014 Patrice Wymore, American actress, dies from natural causes at 87
  • 2016 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor] American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), dies from diabetes complications at 45
  • 2016 Rob Ford, Canadian politician (Toronto mayor caught with cocaine), dies at 46
  • 2016 Rita Gam, American actress (Night People, Hannibal), dies at 88
  • 2017 Dallas Green, American baseball manager and pitcher (Phillies, Yankees), dies at 82