Famous Deaths on November 2

  • 943 Queen Emma of France, (b. 894)
  • 1083 Matilda of Flanders, Queen consort (b. 1031)
  • 1171 Baudouin IV, count of Henegouwen (1120-71), dies
  • 1171 Dionysius bar Salibi, author (Diarbekir), dies
  • 1285 King Peter III of Aragon (b. 1239)
  • 1327 King James II of Aragon (b. 1267)
  • 1483 Henry Stafford, earl of Buckingham/constable of Engl, beheaded at 49
  • 1588 Wilhelmus Damasi, theologist/1st bishop of Roermond, dies at 63
  • 1610 Richard Bancroft, archbishop of Canterbury (1604-10), dies at 66
  • 1618 Archduke Maximilian III of Austria (b. 1568)
  • 1635 Aurelio Signoretti, composer, dies at 68
  • 1697 Constantine Huygens Jr, Poet/painter/cartoonist, buried
  • 1716 Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler (b. 1651)
  • 1717 Johann Jacob Walther, composer, dies
  • 1731 Johann Matthias Leffloth, composer, dies at 26
  • 1781 Jose F de Isla, Spanish Jesuit/author, dies at 78
  • 1804 Armand-Gaston Camus, French chairman of Council of 500, dies at 64
  • 1807 Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (b. 1730)
  • 1845 Chretien Urhan, composer, dies at 55
  • 1852 Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general (b. 1782)
  • 1863 Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (b. 1826)
  • 1874 Thomas Anderson, Scottish Chemist (discovered pyridine), dies at 55
  • 1875 James W. W. Birch, 1st British resident in Perak, Malaysia is speared to death while in the bath-house of his boat, SS Dragon at 49
  • 1877 Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (b. 1784)
  • 1882 Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques, composer, dies at 61
  • 1884 Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil, composer, dies at 62
  • 1887 Jenny Lind, [Swedish Nightingale], soprano, dies at 67
  • 1898 George Goyder, English-born surveyor-general of South Australia (b. 1826)
  • 1905 Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist (b. 1817)
  • 1909 Theodor W Ahlwardt, German orientalist, dies at 81
  • 1920 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburgs coal basin), dies at 73
  • 1925 Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 65
  • 1930 Oliver Perry Hay, American Paleontologist, dies at 84
  • 1931 Arthur James Cook, union leader (coal miners), dies at 47
  • 1931 Harry Musgrove, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • 1935 Jock "Herbie" Cameron [Horace Brakenridge Cameron], South African cricket keeper (captain), dies of typhoid at 30
  • 1937 Maude Valerie White, composer, dies at 82
  • 1941 Simon Guggenheim, American businessman and philanthropist, dies at 73
  • 1944 Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (b. 1889)
  • 1945 Princess Thyra, daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark (b. 1880)
  • 1949 Jerome F. Donovan, American politician (b. 1872)

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1950 George Bernard Shaw, Irish author (Pygmalion), dies at 94

  • 1952 Maire O'Neill, actress (Juno & the Paycock, Glamorous Night), dies
  • 1956 Jacob Weinberg, Russian-born Jewish composer, dies at 77
  • 1956 Leo Baeck, President of World Union for Progressive Judaism, dies at 83
  • 1958 Adam von Ahn Carse, composer, dies at 80
  • 1960 Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64
  • 1961 James Thurber, humorist (The Male Animal), dies at 66
  • 1962 Felice Lattuada, composer, dies at 80

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1963 Ngô Đình Diệm, President and authoritarian leader of South Vietnam (1954-63), assassinated in a coup at 62

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm
  • 1966 Mississippi John Hurt, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 73
  • 1966 Sadao Araki, Japanese General, Minister of War (1931-34), dies at 89
  • 1966 Peter Debye, Dutch-American Physical Chemist (Nobel 1936), dies at 82
  • 1968 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, dies at 56
  • 1969 Marion Lloyd Vince, fencer (National champ 1928, 31), dies at 63
  • 1970 Richard Cushing, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 75
  • 1971 Martha Vickers, actress (Alimony), dies after long illness at 46
  • 1977 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, dies at 76
  • 1979 Jacques Mesrine, French "enemy of the state", shot to death
  • 1980 Edith Bunker, character on "All in the Family", dies

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1980 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, dies at 79

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • 1981 Kenneth Oakley, English Anthropologist, Palaeontologist, and Geologist whose method for the relative dating of fossils using fluorine content was instrumental in exposing the Piltdown Man hoax, dies at 70
  • 1982 Lester Roloff, Man of God, preacher.
  • 1984 Margie V Barfield, US murderer, 1st woman electricuted in 22 years
  • 1986 Paul Frees [Solomon Hersh Frees], American voice actor (voice of Boris Badenov in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show), dies at 66
  • 1991 Fran Stevens, singer, dies of cancer in Bronx NY at 72
  • 1991 Irwin Allen, dir (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure), dies at 75
  • 1991 Mort Shuman, American singer songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1992 Hal Roach, silent film producer (Keystone Kops), dies of pneumonia at 100
  • 1993 P A Jacob Mees, Dutch banker (Mees & Hope), dies at about 86
  • 1994 David Feinberg, AIDS activist/author, dies at 37
  • 1994 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter, dies at 73
  • 1994 Noah Beery Jr, US actor (Gung Ho!, Heaven With a Gun), dies at 81
  • 1995 Alun Edward Islwyn Pask, rugby International, dies at 58
  • 1995 Alvaro Gomez Hurtado, VP of Columbia (1982-84), assassinated
  • 1995 Florence Greenberg, record company founder, dies at 82
  • 1995 Ivan Metropolitan Ioann Snychev, russion Orthodox Priest, dies at 68
  • 1995 Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist, dies at 83
  • 1995 Sal Gliatto, baseball player, dies at 93
  • 1996 Alvaro Gomez Hurtado, Colombian politician, dies
  • 1996 Christopher Prater, screen printer, dies at 72
  • 1996 Eva Cassidy, American singer, dies of cancer at 33

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1996 Toni Stone, first woman to play professional baseball in a men's league, dies at 75

Baseball Player Toni Stone
Baseball Player
Toni Stone
  • 1997 G Harry Stine, writer, dies at 69
  • 1997 Roy McMillan, baseball player (Reds), dies of heart failure at 68
  • 1998 Vincent Winter, British actor (b. 1957)
  • 2002 Tonio Selwart, German actor (b. 1896)
  • 2002 Charles Sheffield, American author and physicist (b. 1935)
  • 2003 Frank McCloskey, American politician (b. 1939)

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2004 Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, dies at 85

President of the United Arab Emirates Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
President of the United Arab Emirates
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • 2004 Theo van Gogh, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1957)
  • 2004 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (b. 1951)
  • 2005 Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian football player and coach.
  • 2007 Charmaine Dragun, Australian journalist (b. 1978)
  • 2007 Witold Kiełtyka, Polish metal drummer (Decapitated) (b. 1984)
  • 2007 Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (b. 1906)
  • 2007 Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Henry Cele, South African Actor; best known for his onscreen portrayal of the legendary Shaka Zulu
  • 2010 Andy Irons, American professional surfer (b. 1978)
  • 2010 Clyde King, American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)
  • 2011 Sickan Carlsson, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2012 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic-gold-1956), dies from prostate cancer and diabetes at 78
  • 2013 Walt Bellamy, American HOF basketball player, dies at 74
  • 2015 Colin Welland, screenwriter (Chariots of Fire) and actor (Straw Dogs), dies at 81