Famous Deaths on March 30

  • 988 Arnulf II, count of Flanders (965-988), dies
  • 1202 Joachim Van Fiore, Italian religious founder (Joachimism), dies
  • 1486 Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1526 Konrad Mutian, German humanist (b. 1471)
  • 1540 Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German statesman and Archbishop of Salzburg (b. 1469)
  • 1547 Francois I of Valois-Angouleme, King of France (1515-47), dies at 52
  • 1559 Adam Ries, German mathematician (b. 1492)
  • 1587 Ralph Sadler, English statesman (b. 1507)
  • 1662 François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet (b. 1592)
  • 1707 Vauban, French architect (b. 1633)
  • 1764 Pietro Antonio Locatelli, Italian violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1783 William Hunter, Scottish anatomist (b. 1718)
  • 1804 Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (b. 1718)
  • 1832 Stephen Groombridge, English Astronomer, dies at 77
  • 1840 George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies
  • 1842 Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, French painter (b. 1755)
  • 1864 Louis Alexander Balthasar Schindelmeisser, composer, dies 52
  • 1871 W F A A Louisa/Lovisa, queen of Sweden/Norway, dies at 42
  • 1872 Nicolaos Mantzaros, composer, dies at 76
  • 1873 Benedict Augustin Morel, psychologist (dementia praecox), dies at 63
  • 1875 Marie Moke Pleyel, composer, dies at 63
  • 1879 David van der Kellen, Dutch coin engraver, dies at 74
  • 1879 Thomas Couture, French painter/author, dies at 63
  • 1884 Hans Hampel, Czech composer, dies at 61
  • 1886 Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, French Canadian politician (b. 1838)
  • 1896 Charilaos Trikoupis, seven times prime-minister of Greece (b. 1832)
  • 1906 Betsy Perk, [Christina E], journalist/writer/feminist, dies at 73
  • 1912 Karl May, German writer (Winnetou/Kara Ben Nemsi), dies at 70
  • 1925 Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher (anthroposophy), dies at 64
  • 1935 Romanos Hovakimi Melik'yan, composer, dies at 51
  • 1936 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (b. 1895)
  • 1942 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson premier Valois), dies at 81
  • 1943 Jan Bytnar, Polish activist (b. 1921)
  • 1943 Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski, Polish activist (b. 1920)
  • 1945 Karel Moor, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 71
  • 1946 John S S P V Gort, viscount of Limerick/Hamsterley, dies at 59
  • 1949 Dattaram Dharmaji Hindlekar, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • 1949 Friedrich C R Bergius, chemist (brown coal, Nobel 1931), dies at 64
  • 1950 Leon Blum, French premier (People's Front Government), dies at 77
  • 1953 Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar, composer, dies at 75
  • 1959 Daniil Andreev, Russian writer and mystic (b. 1906)
  • 1959 Riccardo Zanella, president of Free State of Fiume (b. 1875)
  • 1960 Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter, dies at 90
  • 1960 Joseph Haas, German opera composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
  • 1961 P J Melotte, discovered Jupiter's 8th satellite Pasiphae, dies
  • 1963 Alexander Vasil'yevich Gauk, composer, dies at 69
  • 1964 Willem CN Andriessen, Dutch composer/pianist (Beethoven), dies at 76
  • 1965 Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, (Nobel Prize 1950 for cortisone), dies at 69
  • 1966 Erwin Piscator, German director (Plebeians test rebellion), dies at 72
  • 1966 Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator, dies at 95
  • 1966 Newbold Morris, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 1967 Jean Toomer, American writer (b. 1894)
  • 1968 Bobby Driscoll, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 1969 Lucien Bianchi, Belgian auto racer, dies at 34
  • 1970 Heinrich Brüning, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1885)
  • 1971 Selmer Jackson, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 82
  • 1972 Gabriel Heather, US news anchor, dies at 81
  • 1972 Peter Whitney, actor (Rough Riders), dies at 55
  • 1972 Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator (b. 1890)
  • 1974 Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Reborn in Freedom), dies at 79
  • 1975 Peter Bamm, writer, dies
  • 1976 Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, actress (Hostage Rights), dies at 99
  • 1977 Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer, dies at 88
  • 1977 Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (b. 1929)
  • 1978 George Paine, lefty cricket spinner (for England in WI 1935), dies
  • 1978 Harold Gimblett, cricketer (Batted in 3 Tests for England), suicide
  • 1978 Larry Young [Khalid Yasin], American jazz musician (Unity), dies at 37 in unclear circumstances
  • 1979 Airey Neave, British MP (Conservatives), killed by terrorist bomb
  • 1981 Dewitt Wallace, US founder (Reader's Digest), dies at 91
  • 1981 Noel Harford, cricketer (8 Tests for NZ 1955-58), dies
  • 1984 Peter Yarrall, strongest Englishman/weighed 826 lb (374.7 kg), dies
  • 1985 Harold Peary, actor (Herb-Blondie, Willy), dies of heart attack at 76

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1986 James Cagney, actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies in NY at 86

  • 1986 John Ciardi, US poet/interpreter (Dante), dies at 69
  • 1988 Edgar Faure, French politician (b. 1908)
  • 1989 Dort Clark, actor (In Harm's Way), dies
  • 1991 Jan Willem Hofstra, Dutch actor/writer (Friends of My Friends), dies
  • 1992 Art Hannes, announcer, dies of a respiratory ailment at 72
  • 1992 Luigi De Laurentiis, Italian producer (Toto, Macaroni), dies
  • 1992 Manolis Andronikos, Greek archeologist, professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (b. 1919)
  • 1992 Manolis Andronicos, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece, dies at 72
  • 1993 Jeremy Siegrist, actor (Adv of Darly & Samy), dies hiking at 20
  • 1993 Richard C Diebenkorn Jr, US painter (Ocean Park Paintings), dies at 70
  • 1994 Sid Weiss, American jazz bassist, dies at 79
  • 1995 Graham Anthony Richard Lock, cricketer, dies at 65
  • 1995 Paul A Rothchild, record producer, dies at 59
  • 1995 Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger, dies at 82
  • 1995 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, dies at 65
  • 1996 Hugh Edward Lance Falkus, filmmaker/naturalist, dies at 78
  • 1996 Ryoei Saito, businessman, dies at 79
  • 1999 Gary Morton, American film and television producer (b. 1924)

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2002 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother of the United Kingdom, dies at 101

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  • 2003 Michael Jeter, American actor (The Fisher King), dies at 52
  • 2003 Valentin Pavlov, Russian politician and Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (1991), dies at 65
  • 2004 Alistair Cooke, English-born journalist (b. 1908)
  • 2004 Hubert Gregg, British broadcaster (b. 1914)

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2004 Michael King, New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand), dies in a car crash at 58

Historian and Author Michael King
Historian and Author
Michael King
  • 2004 Timi Yuro [Rosemary Timothy Yuro], American singer (Hurt), dies at 63
  • 2004 Frances Schreuder, American socialite convicted of murder, dies at 65
  • 2005 Emil Dimitrov, Bulgarian singer (b. 1940)
  • 2005 Robert Creeley, American poet (b. 1926)
  • 2005 Milton Green, American athlete (b. 1913)
  • 2005 Fred Korematsu, American civil rights activist (b. 1919)
  • 2005 O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and cartoonist (b. 1930)
  • 2005 Derrick Plourde, American drummer (b. 1971)
  • 2006 Red Hickey, American football coach (b. 1917)
  • 2008 Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist, survivor of the Cambodian genocide and subject of the movie "The Killing Fields", dies of pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2008 David Leslie, Touring Car Driver (b. 1953)
  • 2008 Richard Lloyd, Racing Car Driver (b. 1945)
  • 2010 Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-born American high school teacher at Garfield High School (b. 1930)
  • 2010 Martin Sandberger, German military officer (b. 1911)
  • 2012 Viktor Kosichkin, Russian speed skater and 1960 Olympic gold medalist, dies at 74
  • 2013 Phil Ramone, South-African born American music producer, dies from an aortic aneurysm at 79
  • 2013 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher, dies from liver cancer at 82
  • 2014 Kate O'Mara, English actress (Dynasty) and writer, dies at 74
  • 2016 Gianmaria Testa, Italian singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 57
  • 2017 Donald Harvey, American serial killer, healthcare worker who killed at least 37 patients, dies after being attacked in prison at 64