Famous Deaths on November 1

  • 921 Richard, Duke of Burgundy
  • 955 Henry I, Duke of Bavaria
  • 1296 Guillaume Durand, French writer (b. 1230)
  • 1391 Amadeus VII of Savoy (b. 1360)
  • 1399 John V, Duke of Brittany (b. 1339)
  • 1535 Francesco Sforza, Italian ruler (Milan), dies
  • 1546 Giulio Romano, Italian painter/architect (Ondergang der Titanen), dies
  • 1588 Jean Daurat, French poet (b. 1508)
  • 1596 Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (b. 1539)
  • 1642 Jean Nicolet, French explorer (b. 1598)
  • 1672 Heinrich Schutz, composer, dies at 87
  • 1676 Gisbertus Voetius, Dutch theologian (b. 1589)
  • 1678 William Coddington, first Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1601)
  • 1700 Carlos II, King of Spain (reigns 1665-1700), dies at 39
  • 1711 Christian Demelius, composer, dies at 68
  • 1750 Giuseppe Sammartini, composer, dies at 55
  • 1750 Gustaaf W van Imhoff, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1736-40), dies at 45
  • 1768 Pierre van Maldere, composer, dies at 39
  • 1788 Johann Samuel Schroeter, composer, dies
  • 1810 Georg Anton Kreusser, composer, dies at 64
  • 1814 Alexander Samoylov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)
  • 1817 Giovanni Calisto Andrea Zanotti, composer, dies at 79
  • 1825 Rodrigo Ferreira da Costa, composer, dies at 49
  • 1841 Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP, dies
  • 1844 August Ferdinand Haeser, composer, dies at 45
  • 1881 Jacques F H Perk, Dutch poet (Iris), dies at 22
  • 1888 Nikolai Przhevalsky, Russian explorer (b. 1838)
  • 1891 John A Neuhuys, painter, dies at 59
  • 1894 Tsar Alexander III of Russia (b. 1845) Reigned from 1881
  • 1895 Aleksander Zarzycki, composer, dies at 61
  • 1903 Theodor Mommsen, German historian and scholar (Nobel 1902), dies at 85
  • 1907 Alfred Jarry, writer, dies at 33
  • 1914 Christopher "Kit" Cradock, English admiral, dies in battle
  • 1926 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch actor/director (Krates), dies at 72
  • 1926 Wilfred Flowers, cricketer (England spinner in 8 Tests 1884-93), dies
  • 1927 Florence Mills, dancer/singer, dies in NYC at 32
  • 1941 Camille Melloy, [the Paepe], Belgian priest/poet (Requiem), dies at 50
  • 1942 Hugo Distler, composer, dies at 34
  • 1947 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1917)
  • 1949 Leslie Gay, cricket wicket-keeper/goalkeeper (England in 1890's), dies
  • 1955 W H van Eemlandt, [Haasse], author (Treasure Hunter of Amstel), dies
  • 1955 Dale Carnegie, American writer (b. 1888)
  • 1956 Lajos Asztalos, International Chess Master (1950), dies at 67
  • 1956 Pietro Badoglio, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), dies at 85
  • 1959 Gershon Agron, mayor of Jerusalem, dies at 66
  • 1961 Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist and author, dies at 97
  • 1961 Joan McCracken, actress (Claudie The Story of a Marriage), dies at 38
  • 1962 Winter Haynes Watts, composer, dies at 78
  • 1962 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1942)
  • 1963 Elsa Maxwell, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 80
  • 1963 Ngo Dinh Diem, South Vietnamese PM, assassinated in a coup at 62
  • 1967 Benita Hume, actress (Vicky-Thew Halls of Ivy), dies at 61
  • 1968 Georgios Papandreou, Greek minister/premier, dies at 80
  • 1971 G von Le Fort, writer, dies at 95

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1972 Ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87

  • 1974 Ralf Harolde, actor (Safe, Framed, Stolen Harmony), dies at 75
  • 1975 Doro Merande, actress (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 77
  • 1975 Jacki Ray, actor (In Like Flint), dies at 58
  • 1975 Norbert Rosseau, composer, dies at 67
  • 1975 Philip James, composer, dies at 85
  • 1975 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
  • 1976 Oscar Beregi Jr, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in the City), dies at 58
  • 1979 Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (b. 1896)
  • 1982 James Broderick, actor (Doug-Family), dies of cancer at 55
  • 1982 King Vidor, director (War & Peace), dies at 88 of a heart ailment
  • 1982 Leighton Lucas, composer, dies at 79
  • 1983 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn Catalog), dies at 96
  • 1984 Norman Krasna, author (Dear Ruth), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 1985 Phil Silvers, comedic actor (Sgt Bilko), dies in his sleep at 73
  • 1986 Paul Frees, animation voice (Bullwinkle), dies at 66
  • 1986 Sippie Wallace, blues singer, dies at 88
  • 1987 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec (b. 1922)
  • 1991 Joseph Papp, US theater producer (Chorus Line, Hair), dies at 70
  • 1992 Jeremias Chitunda, vice-chairman (Angolese Unita-rebellion), dies
  • 1993 Anatoli Fyodorovich Voronov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12a backup), dies at 63
  • 1993 George Sheehan, cardiologist/marathoner, dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • 1993 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (b. 1911)
  • 1994 Richard Krautheimer, art historian, dies at 97
  • 1994 Syd Dernley, British hangman (1949-54), dies at 73
  • 1995 Brian Lenihan, snr, Irish politician and minister, dies at 64
  • 1995 Desmond Shawe-Taylor, critic, dies at 88
  • 1995 James Ralph Darling, teacher, dies at 96
  • 1995 Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author, dies at 53
  • 1996 Junius Richard Jayawardene, PM of Sri Lanka (1977-78), dies at 90
  • 1996 Maati Bouabid, PM of Morroco (1979-83), dies
  • 1999 Theodore Alvin Hall, Atomic Spy (b. 1925)
  • 1999 Jean Coutu, Canadian actor (b. 1925)

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1999 Walter Payton, American Football Hall of Fame Running Back, dies at 45

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  • 2000 Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (b. 1934)
  • 2004 Mac Dre, American rapper (b. 1970)
  • 2004 Terry Knight, American music producer and promoter (Grand Funk Railroad), is murdered at 61
  • 2005 Skitch Henderson, English-born bandleader (b. 1918)
  • 2005 Michael Piller, American screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2006 William Styron, American author (b. 1925)
  • 2006 Adrienne Shelly, American actress and director (The Unbelievable Truth), murdered at 40
  • 2007 Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General (b. 1915)
  • 2007 S. Ali Raza, Bollywood Screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2008 Nathaniel Mayer, American soul musician (b. 1944)
  • 2008 Jacques Piccard, Swiss ocean explorer (b. 1922)
  • 2008 Yma Sumac, Peruvian singer (b. 1922)
  • 2008 Shakir Stewart, American music producer (b. 1974)
  • 2010 Ernesto Presas, Filipino martial artist (b. 1945)
  • 2010 Charlie O'Donnell, American television announcer (b. 1932)
  • 2011 Dorothy Howell Rodham, Mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (b. 1919)
  • 2012 Pascual Perez, Dominican baseball player, bludgeoned to death at 55
  • 2014 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), dies at 48
  • 2015 Fred Thompson, US senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire), dies at 73