Famous Deaths on November 22

  • 365 Felix II, Italian anti-pope, dies after failing to regain position as Pope from Liberius
  • 950 Lotharius, King of Italy (947-50), dies
  • 1247 Robin Hood, dies (from "A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hood")
  • 1286 Eric V of Denmark, Danish King (b. 1249)
  • 1318 Mikhail Yaroslavich, Russian prince (b. 1271)
  • 1594 Martin Frobisher, English privateer, explorer (Canada) and later vice-admiral who helped defeat the Spanish Armada, dies aged between 55 and 59
  • 1617 Ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17), dies
  • 1694 John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1630)
  • 1697 Libéral Bruant, French architect (b. 1635)

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1718 Blackbeard, notorious English pirate, dies in battle at 38

Pirate Blackbeard
Pirate
Blackbeard
  • 1751 Anton Englert, German composer and organist, dies at 77
  • 1758 Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe, British politician (b. 1680)
  • 1773 Robert Clive, English occupier (India), dies at about 48
  • 1776 Johann Caspar Simon, composer, dies at 75
  • 1781 John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 57
  • 1782 John Barueth, vicar/pamphleter, dies
  • 1782 John de Mol, porcelein manufacturer, dies
  • 1783 John Hanson, American Continental Congressman and 1st US President under Articles of Confederation, dies at 68
  • 1794 John Alsop, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
  • 1799 Baroness van Dorth, orangist, executed
  • 1803 Bernardus Bosch, Dutch vicar/patriot, dies at 57
  • 1813 Johann Gottfried Vierling, composer, dies at 63
  • 1825 Ann Bailey, pioneer, dies
  • 1826 Pavel Lambert Masek, composer, dies at 65
  • 1852 August Alexander Klengel, composer, dies at 69
  • 1859 Ludwig "Louis" Spohr, German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75
  • 1871 Oscar J Dunn, (Lt Gov-La), dies suddenly, charges he was poisoned
  • 1875 Henry Wilson, Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)
  • 1886 William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)
  • 1890 Johanne Luise Heiberg, Danish actress, dies at 77
  • 1893 James Calder, 5th President of the Pennsylvania State University (b. 1826)
  • 1896 George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor (Ferris wheel), dies
  • 1896 Leon Leopold Lewandoski, composer, dies at 65
  • 1900 Arthur Sullivan, English operatic composer (Mikado, Pirates of Penzance), dies at 58
  • 1901 Aleksandr Kovalevsky, Russian Biologist (founded comparative embryology and experimental histology), dies at 61
  • 1902 Friedrich A Krupp, cannon manufacturer, commits suicide
  • 1902 Septimus Winner, composer, dies at 75
  • 1904 Theophile E A de Bock, painter/etcher, dies
  • 1906 Earnest Josephson, Swedish painter, dies
  • 1916 Jack London, American activist and author (Call of the Wild), dies at 40
  • 1917 Teoberto Maler, German-born explorer (b. 1842)
  • 1919 Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (b. 1852)
  • 1920 Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (b. 1884)
  • 1924 Herman Heijermans Jr, author (On Hope, Heap of Blessing), dies
  • 1926 Darvish Khan, Iranian musician (b. 1872)
  • 1932 William Walker Atkinson, American author (b. 1862)
  • 1936 Louis F H Apol, painter/etcher/literary, dies at 86
  • 1940 Waclaw Berent, Polish novelist, dies at 67
  • 1941 Werner Mölders, German ace fighter pilot (b. 1915)
  • 1943 Lorenz Hart, lyricist, dies in NY
  • 1943 Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer, dies at 57
  • 1944 Arthur Stanley Eddington, dies
  • 1946 Bertie Rose-Innes, cricketer (South Africa's Test), dies
  • 1946 Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist (b. 1889)
  • 1953 Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani religious scholar and biographer of Muhammad (b. 1884)
  • 1954 Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian UN ambassador, dies at 70
  • 1954 Moroni Olsen, American actor (Annie Oakley, Black Gold, Snow White), dies at 65
  • 1954 Roderick McMahon, Professional Wrestling/Boxing Booker (b. 1882)
  • 1955 Guy Ropartz [Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz], French composer, dies at 91 (b. 1864)
  • 1955 Shemp Howard [Samuel Horwitz], American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1956 Vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies
  • 1956 Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born choreographer (b. 1882)

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1959 Molla Mallory, eight-time U.S. Open tennis champion, dies at 75

Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion
Molla Mallory

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1963 Aldous Huxley, English author ('Brave New World'), dies at 69

  • 1963 Bikram Singh, Indies Lt-General (Kashmir), dies

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1963 C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], Irish author (Silver Chair), dies at 64

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis
  • 1963 Claude Floquet, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1963 Daulet Singh, Indies Lt-General, dies

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1963 John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1963 NKD Nanavati, Indies general-major (WW II), dies
  • 1963 William R Titterton, English author (Candle of the Stars), dies at 87
  • 1963 Wilhelm Beiglböck, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
  • 1963 J. D. Tippit, Dallas Police Officer (b. 1924)
  • 1966 Moises F da Costa Gomez, premier Dutch Antilles, dies
  • 1967 Edvin Kallstenius, composer, dies at 86
  • 1967 Pavel Korin, Russian painter (b. 1892)
  • 1969 Acario Cotapos, composer, dies at 80
  • 1971 Walter Sande, actor (Red Planet Mars), dies of heart attack at 65
  • 1976 Rupert Davies, actor (Zeppelin, Oblong Box), dies at 59
  • 1977 Reg Perks, England cricket pace bowler (1938-39), dies
  • 1979 Anne Vondeling, Male Dutch soc democratic party-minister, dies at 63
  • 1980 Herbert Wade, cricketer (South African batsman & captain 1935-36), dies
  • 1980 Leonard Barr, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77

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1980 Mae West, actress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 1980 Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter (b. 1901)
  • 1981 Andreina Pagnani, actress (Il Commandante), dies at 74
  • 1981 Jack Fingleton, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 1189 runs), dies
  • 1982 Burton Turkus, lawyer/author/TV host (Mr Arsenic), dies at 80
  • 1982 Enny, [Engelina] de Leeuwe, actress (Anatevka), dies at 84
  • 1982 Max Deutsch, Austrian-French composer, dies at 90
  • 1983 Michael Conrad, actor (Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1986 Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • 1986 Robert Sutton Whitney, composer, dies at 82
  • 1986 Scatman Crothers, actor (Shining, Zapped), dies at 76
  • 1986 William Bradford Huie, American writer (b. 1910)
  • 1987 Ted Taylor, rock vocalist, dies
  • 1988 Erich Fried, writer, dies at 67
  • 1988 Janet Ertel, crooner, dies
  • 1988 Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (b. 1908)
  • 1988 Paul Vario, U.S. Italian Mafia of the Lucchese Family (b. 1914)
  • 1988 Erich Freid, Austrian and British writer, dies at 67
  • 1989 Rajindernath, Indian cricketer wicketkeeper (1 Test), dies
  • 1989 Rene Muawad, assassinated 17 days after elected president of Lebanon
  • 1989 C. C. Beck, American cartoonist (b. 1910)
  • 1991 Jac de Jong, Dutch MP/composer/businessman (Nedac-Sorbo), dies
  • 1992 Gene O'Donnell, actor (Ape, Miracle Kid), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • 1992 Sterling Holloway, US actor (Golddiggers of 1933, Batman), dies at 87

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1993 Bill Bixby, US actor (My Favorite Martian), dies from cancer at 59

Actor Bill Bixby
Actor
Bill Bixby
  • 1994 Charles Fortune, South African cricket commentator, dies
  • 1994 John Michael Grimes, set Designer, dies at 70
  • 1994 L V Johnson Singer, dies
  • 1994 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), dies at 68
  • 1995 Ambrose Sam, creole accordionist, dies at 76
  • 1995 Edna Deanne Fuelling, dancer choreographer/drama teacher, dies at 90
  • 1995 Francis Joan Frances Will, actress, dies at 75
  • 1995 John Putz, journalist, dies at 89
  • 1995 Norman Potter, cabinetmaker designer/writer, dies at 72

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1995 Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus), dies at 95

Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart
Paleoanthropologist
Raymond Dart
  • 1996 Maria Casares, actress (Orpheus, Rebel Nun), dies at 73
  • 1996 Mark Lenard, American actor (Sarek-Star Trek), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1996 Terence Daniel Donovan, photographer, dies at 60
  • 1997 Joanna Moore, actress (Bronx, Hindenburg), dies at 63

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1997 Michael Hutchence, Australiann rocker (INXS) and actor, commits suicide at 37

INXS rocker Michael Hutchence
INXS rocker
Michael Hutchence
  • 1997 Tom Blackburn, writer, dies at 71
  • 1998 Stu Unger, American poker player (b. 1953)
  • 2000 Christian Marquand, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2000 Emil Zátopek, Czech athlete (b. 1922)
  • 2001 Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (b. 1915)
  • 2001 Norman Granz, American jazz impresario and producer (b. 1918)
  • 2005 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (b. 1920)
  • 2006 Pat Dobson, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • 2007 Maurice Béjart, Father of the Ballet Renewal(b. 1929)
  • 2007 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer, 1st producer of Doctor Who, dies at 71
  • 2008 MC Breed, American hip hop artist (b. 1971)
  • 2010 Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist (b. 1914)
  • 2010 Jean Cione, American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player (b. 1928)
  • 2011 Lynn Margulis, American biologist (b. 1938)
  • 2011 Lana Peters [Svetlana Stalina], Stalin's daughter, dies at 85
  • 2011 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80
  • 2012 Bryce Courtenay, South African-born Australian novelist, dies from stomach cancer at 79
  • 2013 Reg Simpson, English cricketer, dies at 93
  • 2014 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, dies at 89
  • 2015 Kim Young-sam, politician and activist - President of South Korea (1993-98), dies at 87
  • 2016 Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), dies at 82