Famous Deaths on November 24

  • 654 Emperor Kōtoku of Japan (b. 596)
  • 1115 Mathilde, markgravin of Toscane, dies
  • 1192 Albert I van Leuven/Luik, Belgian bishop of Luik/saint, dies at 27
  • 1468 Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)
  • 1531 Johannes Oecolampadius, German religious reformer (b. 1482)
  • 1541 Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (b. 1489)
  • 1555 French Vervoort, Flemish mystic (Bruylocht Cleedt), dies at about 65
  • 1571 Jan Blahoslav, Czech bishop, dies at 48
  • 1572 John Knox, Scottish preacher, dies at about 67
  • 1583 René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (b. 1506)
  • 1615 Sethus Calvisius, composer, dies at 59
  • 1650 Manuel Cardoso, composer, dies at 83
  • 1674 Franciscus van Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker, executed at 72
  • 1722 Johann Adam Reincken, German organist/composer, dies at 99
  • 1741 Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (b. 1688)
  • 1770 Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)
  • 1775 Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (b. 1703)
  • 1781 James Caldwell, American revolutionary (b. 1734)
  • 1793 Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French statesman (b. 1723)
  • 1801 Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)

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1807 Joseph Brant [Thayendanegea], Mohawk leader, dies at 64

Mohawk Military Leader Joseph Brant
Mohawk Military Leader
Joseph Brant
  • 1822 Karl Jacob Wagner, composer, dies at 50
  • 1827 Harman W Muntinghe, Dutch lawyer and colonial director, dies at 54
  • 1838 Karl Ludwig Hellwig, composer, dies at 65
  • 1840 Cornelis RT Krayenhoff, fortress architect/cartographer, dies at 82
  • 1842 Pehr Frigel, Swedish composer, dies at 92

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1848 William Lamb, 2ng Viscount Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig 1834, 1835-41), dies at 69

British Prime Minister William Lamb
British Prime Minister
William Lamb
  • 1863 Claudius Charles Wilson, Confederate brig-gen during American Civil War, dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia
  • 1870 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (b. 1846)
  • 1880 Napoléon Henri Reber, French composer, dies at 73
  • 1885 Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27
  • 1890 August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born financier (b. 1816)
  • 1899 Abdullah ibn Mohammed al-Ta'a'ishi, mahdi of Sudan (1883-99), dies
  • 1903 Charles Dupee Blake, composer, dies at 56
  • 1914 Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/Flemish People Party, dies
  • 1916 John Francis Barnett, composer, dies at 79
  • 1916 Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, American-born gunsmith (b. 1840)
  • 1923 Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 39
  • 1929 Georges Clemenceau, French journalist/premier (1917-20), dies at 88
  • 1943 Martin Raschke, German author/war correspondent, dies at 38
  • 1943 Reina Prince Geerligs, [Leentjes Vandendriesch], anti-fascist, dies
  • 1943 Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)
  • 1944 EMHCH Houtappel, resistance fighter: in Neuengamme, dies
  • 1944 Vaclav Stepan, composer, dies at 54
  • 1946 Alfonso Broqua, composer, dies at 70
  • 1948 Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer, dies at 64
  • 1953 George Alexander Russell, composer, dies at 73
  • 1953 Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist, dies at 70
  • 1956 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (b. 1920)

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1957 Diego Rivera, Mexican painter, dies at 70

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera
  • 1958 Edgar A Robert Cecil viscount of Chelwood, (Nobel 1937), dies at 94
  • 1959 Lyman Bryson, educator (UN Casebook), dies at 71
  • 1959 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainen writer (Commissioners), dies at 60
  • 1959 Dally Messenger, Australian rugby player (b. 1883)
  • 1960 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, zionist/socialist theorist, dies at 82
  • 1960 Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
  • 1961 Ruth Chatterton, actress (Female, Dodsworth), dies after illness at 67
  • 1962 James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60

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1963 Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's assassinator 2 days earlier, shot dead by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1964 John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55
  • 1965 Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1895)
  • 1967 Arnold J d'ailly, mayor of Amsterdam (1946-56), dies at 65
  • 1967 Louis Fratto, American gangster (b. 1908)
  • 1970 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer, dies at 76
  • 1972 Hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52
  • 1973 John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881)
  • 1977 Richard Carlson, actor/director (Little Foxes, Hunted), dies at 65
  • 1980 George Raft, American actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85
  • 1980 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
  • 1985 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67
  • 1985 Big Joe Turner, American singer (b. 1911)
  • 1987 Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
  • 1989 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio host, dies at 85
  • 1990 Bulent Arel, Turkish-born electronic composer, dies at 72
  • 1990 Nistani Keiji, philosopher, dies in Kyoto Japan
  • 1990 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896)
  • 1990 Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • 1990 Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer of the depression, dies at 80
  • 1991 Anton Furst, production designer (Batman), dies at 47
  • 1991 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], American drummer (Kiss), dies of cancer at 41

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1991 Freddie Mercury, British singer-songwriter (Queen-We are Champions), dies of AIDS at 45

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
  • 1992 Henri J de Koster, Dutch Min of Defense (1971-73), dies at 78
  • 1992 Mary Smithuysen, Dutch dancer/actress (Bridge Too Far), dies
  • 1992 Theo Edison, son of Thomas Edison, dies at 94
  • 1993 Albert Collins, blues guitarist (Don't Lose Your Cool), dies at 61
  • 1993 Germaine Emilie Madame Gres Krebs, haute Couturist, dies at 89
  • 1993 Imad Aqal, Palestinian Hamas leader, dies at 24
  • 1993 Jan Schrauwen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 36
  • 1993 Wu Yi Shen, mayor of Shen Yang China, dies in helicopter
  • 1994 Ivo Perilli, Italian screenplay/director (Ragazzo), dies at 92
  • 1994 Jo Vis, Dutch resistance fighter (Yad Vashem), dies at 88
  • 1995 Jeffrey Lynn, American actor (Tony Rome, Butterfield 8, Up Front), dies from natural causes at 86
  • 1995 Stuart Henry, disc jockey, dies at 53
  • 1995 Woiciech Woytek Wiesidlowski Lowski, dancer, dies at 56
  • 1996 Edison Vasalievich Denisov, composer, dies at 67
  • 1996 Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist, dies at 76
  • 1996 Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet, dies at 85
  • 2001 Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)
  • 2002 John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Floquet de Neu, Ecuato Guinean albino gorilla (b. 1964)
  • 2003 Warren Spahn, Major League Baseball player (b. 1921)
  • 2003 Anthony Hollis, British High Court Judge, dies at 76
  • 2004 Wong Jim, Hong Kong songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2004 Arthur Hailey, British-born author (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Pat Morita, American actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid) dies aged 73
  • 2006 Juice Leskinen, Finnish rock singer (b. 1950)
  • 2006 George W. S. Trow, American writer (b. 1943)
  • 2006 Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist (b. 1938)
  • 2008 Cecil H. Underwood, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1922)
  • 2008 Kenny MacLean, Scottish musician (Platinum Blonde) (b. 1956)
  • 2009 Abe Pollin, owner of the Washington Wizards (b. 1923)
  • 2009 Samak Sundaravej, Thai politician, Prime Minister 2008 (b. 1935)
  • 2009 Chan Hung Lit, Hong Kong actor (b. 1943)
  • 2009 Kan Ishii, Japanese composer, dies at 88
  • 2009 Hale Smith, American composer, dies at 84
  • 2010 Huang Hua, Chinese statesman (b. 1913)
  • 2012 Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican professional boxer, dies from gunshot injuries at 50
  • 2016 Pauline Oliveros, American composer (Sound Patterns), dies at 84