Famous Deaths on March 9

  • 1202 King Sverre of Norway (1184-1202), dies
  • 1422 Jan Zelivsky, Hussite priest (b. 1380)
  • 1440 St Frances of Rome, Italian nun (b. 1384)
  • 1566 David Rizzio, Italian secretary of Mary Queen of Scots, murdered by Protestant nobles
  • 1620 Aegidius Albertinus, German writer (Lucifer's Kingdom), dies at 59
  • 1649 James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish statesman (b. 1606)
  • 1649 Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (executed) (b. 1590)
  • 1661 Jules "Cardinal" Mazarin, chief minister of France, dies at 58
  • 1688 Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, dies at 89

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1706 Johann Pachelbel, German organist/composer, dies at 52

  • 1709 Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English diplomat
  • 1743 Jean-Baptiste Lully fils, French composer, dies at 77
  • 1747 Jacob Campo Weyerman, S Neth adventurer/painter/writer, dies at 69
  • 1800 Dominique Della-Maria, composer, dies at 30
  • 1808 Joseph Bonomi the Elder, architect (b. 1739)
  • 1819 Janos Fusz, Hungarian-German composer, dies at 41
  • 1824 Jacobus J Cramer, priest of Holland/Zealand/Friesland, dies at 79
  • 1827 Franz Xaver Gerl, composer, dies at 62
  • 1831 Friedrich M Klinger, German (stage)author (Plimplamplasko), dies at 79
  • 1847 Mary Anning, British fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist (Jurassic marine fossil beds of Lyme Regis in Dorset), dies of breast cancer at 47

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1851 Hans Christian Oersted, Danish physicist, dies at 73

Physicist/Chemist Hans Oersted
Physicist/Chemist
Hans Oersted
  • 1870 Theodore Labarre, composer, dies at 65
  • 1877 Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author (Neth Spectator), dies at 58
  • 1883 Arnold Toynbee, English economic historian and social reformer, dies at 30
  • 1888 William I, German Emperor (b. 1797)
  • 1895 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (Masochism), dies at 59
  • 1897 Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier (b. 1825)
  • 1913 Eberhard Nestle, German biblical scholar, dies at 61
  • 1916 Ken Hutchings, cricketer (exciting England batsman, WW I), dies
  • 1918 [Benjamin] Franc[lin] Wedekind, German writer/press sec, dies at 53
  • 1931 Ida B Wells-Barnett, African American civil rights activist, dies in Chicago at 78
  • 1937 Paul Elmer More, American critic and essayist (b. 1864)
  • 1938 Sydney Baynes, composer, dies at 59
  • 1941 Carlos Pedrell, composer, dies at 62
  • 1943 Oskar Hêks, Czech marathon runner/antifascist, dies in Auschwitz
  • 1947 Stanley Jackson, cricketer (20 Tests for England 1893-1905), dies
  • 1947 Carrie Chapman Catt, American women's suffrage leader, dies at 88
  • 1954 Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (b. 1912)
  • 1954 V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer (b. 1874)
  • 1955 Matthew A Henson, met Peary on 6/4/1909 at North Pole, dies at 88
  • 1960 Jack Beattie, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
  • 1962 Howard Engstrom, Boston, a designer of Univac computer, dies at 59
  • 1964 Johanna W "Mina" Bakker, Dutch actress (Boefje), dies at 87
  • 1964 Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Prussian general/politician, dies at 93
  • 1965 Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist/composer, dies at 65
  • 1965 Kazys Boruta, writer, dies
  • 1966 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (b. 1924)
  • 1969 Riad, chief of staff (Egyptian army), dies
  • 1969 Richard Crane, actor (Surfside 6), dies at 50
  • 1971 Jean-Pierre Guezek, composer, dies at 36
  • 1974 Earl W Sutherland Jr, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971), dies at 58
  • 1975 Joseph Dunninger, NYC, mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), dies at 82
  • 1975 Shirley Ross, actress (Night Vision, Mindkiller), dies at 62
  • 1975 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (b. 1888)
  • 1979 Barbara Mullen, actress (Talk of a Million), dies at 64
  • 1980 Olga Chekova, actress (Moulin Rouge, Pawns of Possession), dies at 82
  • 1982 Alan Badel, actor (Shogun), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1982 Rex Marshall, TV announcer (Circuit Rider, Herman Hickman Show), dies
  • 1982 Richard A Butler, England, min of Finance, dies at 79
  • 1983 Faye Emerson, actress (I've Got a Secret), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1983 Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist famous for his work on neurotransmitters (Nobel 1970), dies at 78
  • 1986 Ned Calmer, TV host (In the First Person), dies at 78
  • 1988 Kurt Georg Kiesinger, West German chancellor (1966-69), dies at 83
  • 1989 Robert Mapplethorpe, US photographer, dies at 42
  • 1991 Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
  • 1992 Felipe Turich, actor (Lawless), dies
  • 1992 Jack McEdward, asst dir (Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell), dies at 94
  • 1992 James Brooks, US mural painter (Flight, La Guardia NY), dies at 85

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1992 Menachem Begin, PM Israel (1977-80, 81-83, Nobel 1979), dies at 85

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • 1993 Ad van Gessel, Dutch actor (Everything For Our Soldiers), dies
  • 1993 Bob Crosby, swing-era bandleader (Bobcats), dies of cancer at 79
  • 1994 Charles Bukowski, author/poet, dies of leukemia at 73
  • 1994 Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (The French Connection), dies of cancer at 76
  • 1994 John Harrison, South African correspondent (BBC), dies at 48
  • 1994 Lawrence E Spivak, journalist (Meet the Press), dies at 93
  • 1994 Louis Freeman, band leader, dies at 100
  • 1994 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer, dies at 77
  • 1994 Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
  • 1995 Ian Ballantine, publisher, dies of heart attack at 79
  • 1995 Ruud van den Hende, Dutch sports reporter, dies at 63
  • 1996 Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist, dies at 77
  • 1996 Elman Ali Ahmed, peace campaigner, dies at 42
  • 1996 Peter Mansfield, British political journalist and author, dies at 67
  • 1996 George Burns, American actor and singer (b. 1896)
  • 1997 Terry Nation, writer (Dr Who, Blake 7) at 66
  • 1997 The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper shot dead at 24
  • 1999 Harry Somers, Canadian composer (b. 1925)
  • 2000 Ivo Robić, Croatian singer and songwriter (b. 1923)
  • 2003 Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker (b. 1933)
  • 2003 Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (b. 1946)
  • 2004 Albert Mol, Dutch actor (b. 1917)
  • 2004 Dr. Gerald Deskin, Ph.D., clinical child psychologist (b. 1929)
  • 2004 Rust Epique, former Crazy Town guitarist (b. 1968)
  • 2005 Chris LeDoux, American country singer (b. 1948)
  • 2005 Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (b. 1912)
  • 2005 Jeanette Schmid, Austrian professional whistler; aka Baroness Lips von Lipstrill (b. 1924)
  • 2005 István Nyers, Hungarian footballer (b. 1924)
  • 2006 John Profumo, British cabinet minister (b. 1915)
  • 2006 Geir Ivarsøy, Norwegian programmer, co-founder of Opera Software ASA (b. 1957)
  • 2007 Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (b. 1951)
  • 2007 Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Jeanne Hopkins Lucas, North Carolina politician (b. unknown)
  • 2010 Doris Haddock, American political activist (b. 1910)
  • 2011 David Broder, American journalist (b. 1929)
  • 2012 Peter Bergman, American Comedian, dies from leukemia at 72
  • 2012 Selma Rubin, American environmental activist, dies at 96
  • 2012 Lord Wedderton of Charlton, British academic and politician, dies at 84
  • 2015 James Molyneaux [Baron Molyneaux of Killead], MP (Ulster unionist), dies at 94
  • 2016 George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles), dies at 90
  • 2016 John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), dies at 86
  • 2016 Bill Wade, American NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), dies at 85
  • 2016 Robert Horton, American actor (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), dies at 91
  • 2017 Howard Hodgkin, British abstract painter, dies at 84