Famous Deaths on November 27

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8 BC Horace, Roman Republican poet (Odes), dies at 56

Roman Poet Horace
Roman Poet
Horace
  • 450 Galla Placidia, daughter of Byzant emperor Constantius III, dies at 58
  • 511 Clovis, 1st King of France, dies at about 45
  • 640 Acharius, bishop of Noyon/saint, dies
  • 835 Muhammad at-Taqi, Shia Imam (b. 811)
  • 1026 Adalbert II, bishop of Utrecht (1010-26), dies
  • 1198 Queen Constance of Sicily, wife of Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1154)
  • 1474 Guillaume Dufay, French/Flemish composer, dies at about 74
  • 1570 Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1486)
  • 1592 Nakagawa Hidemasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1568)
  • 1592 John III, King of Sweden (1568-92), dies at 54
  • 1632 John Eliot, English parliament leader/author (In Jail), dies at 40
  • 1673 Anthonie Palamedesz, painter, dies at about 72
  • 1680 Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (lantern), dies
  • 1749 Balthasar Schmid, composer, dies at 44
  • 1749 Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel, composer, dies at 59
  • 1754 Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (b. 1667)
  • 1811 Andrew Meikle, British mechanical engineer (b. 1719)
  • 1836 Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer, dies

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1852 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician considered the first computer programmer, dies of uterine cancer at 36

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • 1884 Franziska "Fanny" Elssler, Austrian ballerina/choreography, dies at 74
  • 1890 Emmanuele Muzio, composer, dies at 69
  • 1894 Johanna von Puttkamer, Prussian noblewoman, wife of Otto von Bismarck (b. 1824)
  • 1895 Alexandre Dumas fils, French writer and playwright (b. 1824), son of the French author of the same name
  • 1899 Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza, composer, dies at 74
  • 1901 Clement Studebaker, American automobile manufacturer (b. 1831)
  • 1908 Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (b. 1827)
  • 1915 Sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 54
  • 1916 James Cutler Dunn Parker, composer, dies at 88
  • 1921 Douglas Colin Cameron, Canadian politician]] (b. 1854)
  • 1925 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor/painter, dies
  • 1930 J T Tyldesley, cricket (1661 runs in 31 Tests for Eng 1898-1909), dies
  • 1931 Lya De Putti, Hungarian actress (b. 1899)
  • 1932 Evelyn Preer, American actress and singer (b. 1896)
  • 1934 "Baby Face" Nelson, [Lester Gillis], gangster, shot by FBI at 26
  • 1934 Herman Hollis, FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • 1934 Sam Cowley, FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • 1942 A B C Langton, cricketer (WWII 15 Tests for South Africa 1935-39), dies
  • 1943 Ivo Lola Ribar, Croatian communist and partisan (b. 1916)
  • 1944 Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam, Russian physicist (b. 1879)
  • 1953 Eugene O'Neill, playwright (Nobel 1936), dies in Boston at 65
  • 1955 Arthur Honegger, Swiss composer (Cantate Noel), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 1955 Luis de Freitas Branco, composer, dies at 65
  • 1955 William Nigh, American director (Ape, Doomed to Die, Mr Wong), dies at 74
  • 1957 Margot SE Scharten-Antink, author (Catherina/Sprotje), dies at 88
  • 1958 Artur Rodzinski, Polish conductor/composer, dies at 66
  • 1959 Gerard Philipe, actor/dir (La Ronde, Gambler), dies of cancer at 36
  • 1960 Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40), dies at 89
  • 1960 Frederick Fane, cricketer (682 runs in 14 Tests for Eng 1905-10), dies
  • 1965 Carl Parrish, composer, dies at 61
  • 1965 Harry Harvey Sr, actor (It's a Man's World), dies at 64
  • 1967 Cameron Prud'Homme, actor (Rainmaker), dies after long illness at 75
  • 1967 Ettore Panizza, composer, dies at 92
  • 1968 Gino Roncaglia, composer, dies at 85
  • 1968 Hans Redlich, composer, dies at 65
  • 1971 Jakabs Medins, composer, dies at 86
  • 1971 Korneel Goossens, Flemish literary/art historian, dies at 70
  • 1973 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1887)
  • 1974 Louis B Russell Jr, longest living heart transplant, dies at 49
  • 1975 Ross McWhirter, Guinness Book of Records keeper, murdered
  • 1977 John Little McClellan, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Ark), dies at 81
  • 1978 George Moscone, Mayor of San Francisco (1976-78) shot and killed by Dan White aged 49

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1978 Harvey Milk, first openly gay person to be elected to public office, assassinated by Dan White at 48

American Politician Harvey Milk
American Politician
Harvey Milk
  • 1978 Susan Damante Shaw, actress (Wilderness Family), dies at 58
  • 1980 F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (b. 1882)
  • 1981 Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer/actress (From Russia With Love), dies of cancer at 83
  • 1982 Philipp Kutev, composer, dies at 79
  • 1983 Manuel Scorza, Peruvian writer, dies at about 55
  • 1984 Percy Norris, deputy high commissioner of India, shot dead
  • 1986 Steve Tracy, actor (Percival-Little House on Praire), dies at 61
  • 1988 Angela Aames, actress (Lost Empire, Basic Training), dies
  • 1988 John Carradine, actor (Ten Commandments), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • 1988 Karel Horky, Czech composer, dies at 79
  • 1988 [John] Hein Donner, chess grand master, dies at 61
  • 1990 David White, actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched), dies at 74
  • 1992 Ivan Generalić, Croatian painter (b. 1914)
  • 1993 Jerry Hunt, American composer, commits suicide at 49
  • 1994 Arthur Frank "Peter" Shore, egyptologist, dies at 70
  • 1994 Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and musicologist (b. 1906)
  • 1995 Giancarlo Baghetti, racing driver/journalist, dies at 60
  • 1995 Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker, dies at 75
  • 1995 Simon Bailey, 1st British priest to say he had AIDS, dies at 40
  • 1996 George Ernest Leslie, trade union official, dies at 76
  • 1997 Buck Leonard, Hall of Famer in Negro League, dies at 90
  • 1997 Henry Charnock, oceanographer, dies at 76
  • 1998 Barbara Acklin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 1999 Yasuhiro Kojima, wrestler (b. 1937)
  • 1999 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and author (b. 1925)
  • 2000 Len Shackleton, English former footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2005 Jocelyn Brando, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 2005 Joe Jones, American R&B singer (b. 1926)
  • 2006 Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)
  • 2006 Alan Freeman, British disc jockey known by his nickname 'Fluff' (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)
  • 2006 Casey Coleman, American sportscaster (b. 1951)
  • 2007 Bill Willis, American football player (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Robert Cade, American doctor and inventor of Gatorade (b. 1927)
  • 2007 Bernie Banton, Australian asbestos campaigner (b. 1946)
  • 2007 Sean Taylor, American football player (Washington Redskins), fatally shot in the upper leg by an armed intruder at 24
  • 2010 Irvin Kershner, American director (b. 1923)
  • 2011 Gary Speed, Former Welsh international footballer and Wales national football team manager (b. 1969)
  • 2011 Sultan Khan, Indian classical musician, dies at 71
  • 2012 Marvin Miller, American union leader, dies at 95
  • 2012 Mickey Baker, American guitar player ("Love is strange"), dies at 87
  • 2013 Lewis Collins, British actor, dies from cancer at 67
  • 2013 Nilton Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from a lung infection at 88
  • 2014 P D [Phyllis Dorothy] James, Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (Death in Holy Orders), dies at 94