Famous Deaths on March 29

  • 1058 Stephen IX, [Frederik van Lotharingen], 1st Belgium Pope (1057-58), dies
  • 1368 Emperor Go-Murakami, Emperor of Japan (b. 1328)
  • 1461 Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (b. 1421)
  • 1578 Arthur Champernowne, English admiral (b. 1524)
  • 1578 Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (b. 1527)
  • 1625 Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas, Spanish historian (b. 1549)
  • 1628 Tobias Matthew, Archbishop of York (b. 1546)
  • 1629 Jacob de Gheyn II, Dutch artist (b. 1565)
  • 1650 Cornelis Galle I, Flemish engraver, dies at about 73
  • 1655 Valerius Andreas, Flemish historian, dies at 66
  • 1683 Yaoya Oshichi, a young girl burned at the stake for arson in 17th Century Japan (b. 1667)
  • 1697 Nikolaus Bruhns, composer, dies
  • 1751 Thomas Coram, English sea captain and philanthropist
  • 1772 Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish philosopher and mathematician (b. 1688)
  • 1788 Charles Wesley, hymn writer, dies
  • 1792 Gustav III, King of Sweden (1771-92), dies of wounds
  • 1794 Marie-J-A-N C Condorcet, mathematician (Theory of Comets), dies at 50
  • 1800 Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer and writer (b. 1714)
  • 1802 Frederic Thieme, composer, dies at 51
  • 1803 Gottfried van Swieten, Dutch composer (b. 1733)
  • 1837 Maria Fitzherbert, morganatic wife of King George IV, dies
  • 1839 Bernardus JC Dibbets, Dutch baron/gen-major (Maastricht), dies at 56
  • 1847 Auguste De Polignac, premier France, dies at 66
  • 1848 John Jacob Astor, charted American Fur Company, dies at 84
  • 1855 Henri Druey, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1799)
  • 1866 Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch, Rabbi/Chassidic leader, dies
  • 1873 Francesco Zantedeschi, Italian physicist (b. 1797)
  • 1880 Jakob Axel Josephson, composer, dies at 62
  • 1886 John Keble, theologian, Bournemouth
  • 1888 Charles-Henri Valentin Alkan, composer, dies at 74

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1891 Georges Seurat, French painter (Pointillism), dies at 31

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat
  • 1892 William Bowman, English anatomist, dies at 75
  • 1906 Slava Raskaj, Croatian painter (b. 1878)
  • 1911 Felix Alexandre Guilmant, composer, dies at 74

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1912 Robert Falcon Scott, British pole explorer, dies in Antarctica at 43

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Scott
  • 1917 Fran Gerbič, Slovenian composer, dies at 76
  • 1924 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/writer, dies at 71
  • 1930 Anton Bettelheim, writer, dies
  • 1933 Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Dutch violinist/conductor, dies at 52
  • 1934 Otto Hermann Kahn, German millionaire and benefactor (b. 1867)
  • 1937 Karol Szymanowski, Polish/Ukraine composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 54
  • 1940 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)
  • 1945 Karl T Sapper, German geographer/geologist (Vulkankunde), dies at 79
  • 1948 Olev Siinmaa, Estonian architect (b. 1881)
  • 1955 Everard Verachtert, Flemish linguist (I Can Speak Nicely), dies at 81
  • 1956 Infante Alfonso of Spain (b. 1941)
  • 1957 Joyce A L Cary, English writer (Horse's Mouth), dies at 68
  • 1959 Barthelemy Boganda, Central African Republic's 1st president, dies
  • 1959 Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, composer, dies at 84
  • 1963 Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish author (Stolica), dies at 64
  • 1964 Ted Collins, pianist (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 63
  • 1966 Harry Daugherty, trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 50
  • 1970 Anna Louise Strong, American communist journalist (b. 1885)
  • 1971 Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1886)
  • 1972 J Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank, industrialist/film magnate
  • 1974 Seton I Miller, writer, dies at 71
  • 1978 Jayasinghrao Mansinghrao Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India), dies
  • 1979 Melville Cooper, TV panelist (I Got a Secret), dies at 82
  • 1980 Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), dies at 74
  • 1981 Eric Williams, Prime Minister (Trinidad & Tobago), dies at 79
  • 1982 Carl Orff, German composer (Mouth, Antigonae), dies at 86
  • 1982 Rudy Bond, actor (Streetcar Named Desire), dies of heart attack at 68
  • 1982 Walter Hallstein, W German politician (CDU, H-doctrine), dies at 80
  • 1982 Nathan Twining, USAF general (b. 1897)
  • 1985 Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
  • 1985 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun, The Singing Nun (b. 1933)
  • 1986 Harry Ritz, actor (3 Musketeers, On the Avenue), dies at 79
  • 1988 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 1989 Bernard Blier, actor (Les Miserables, Women & War), dies at 73
  • 1990 Germaine Montenesdro, 2nd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer, shot dead
  • 1991 Lee Atwater, political strategists (R), dies of brain tumor at 40
  • 1991 Matt Bennett, actor (Hickey & Boggs), dies of brain tumor at 52
  • 1992 Earl Spencer, father of Lady Diana, dies at 68

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1992 Paul [G J von] Henreid, Austrian actor (Laszlo-Casablanca), dies at 84

  • 1994 Bill Travers, actor (Trio, Gorgo, Born Free), dies at 72
  • 1994 Paul Grimault, animator, dies at 89
  • 1994 William Natcher, (Rep-D-Ky), dies at 84
  • 1995 Carl E Jefferson, record company owner, dies at 74
  • 1995 Eddie Williams Wiggins, alto saxophone/comedian, dies at 78
  • 1995 James Eric Storrar, fighter Pilot, dies at 74
  • 1995 John Elliott Terry, film financier, dies at 82
  • 1995 Baltimora, British singer (b. 1957)
  • 1996 Maggie Donnelly, bag lady, dies at 46
  • 1996 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1944)
  • 1997 Eddie Ryder, actor (Slick Jones-General Hospital), dies at 74
  • 1997 Ellen Clara Pollock, actress (Wicked Lady, Fake), dies at 94
  • 1999 Joe Williams, American singer, dies of natural causes at 80
  • 2001 Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer (b. 1899)
  • 2001 John Lewis, American jazz pianist (b. 1920)
  • 2002 Rico Yan, Philippine Young Movie & TV Actor (b. 1975)
  • 2002 Rachel Levy and Ayat al-Akhras, Israeli and Palestinian children
  • 2003 Carlo Urbani, Italian physician (SARS) (b. 1956)
  • 2005 Johnnie Cochran, American lawyer (b. 1937)
  • 2005 Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (b. 1968)
  • 2005 Miltos Sahtouris, Greek poet (b. 1919)
  • 2006 Salvador Elizondo, Mexican writer (b. 1932)
  • 2007 Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (b. 1934)
  • 2009 Maurice Jarre, French composer (b.1924)
  • 2009 Vladimir Fedotov, Soviet football striker and manager (b.1943)
  • 2009 Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b.1975)
  • 2011 Ângelo de Sousa, Portuguese painter and sculptor (b. 1938)
  • 2012 Bill Jenkins, American Hall of Fame drag racer and engineer, dies at 81

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2014 Hobart "Hobie" Alter, surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, dies of cancer at 80

  • 2016 Patty Duke, American actress (The Miracle Worker), dies at 69