Famous Deaths on November 28

  • 741 Syrian Catholic Pope Saint Gregory III
  • 1058 Kazimierz I Restaurator, duke of Poland (1034-58), dies
  • 1170 Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd (c. 1100)
  • 1262 Shinran, founder of Japan's True Pure Land Buddhist sect, dies
  • 1290 Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I of England (b. 1241)
  • 1499 Edward Plantagenet, 18th Count of Warwick, beheaded
  • 1514 Hartmann Skull, German physician/historian (Skull's Liederbuch), dies
  • 1545 Jacob van Liesveld, printer/"heretic" (Refeyen), beheaded
  • 1559 Erasmus Sarcerius, German Lutheran theologian and reformer, dies at about 58
  • 1574 Georg Major, German Protestant theologian (b. 1502)
  • 1585 Hernando Franco, Spanish composer (b. 1532)
  • 1590 Pierre de Loyseleur de Villiers, S Neth theologist, dies at about 60
  • 1641 Robert Dowland, English luitist/son of John Dowland, dies at about 50
  • 1667 Jean de Thévenot, French traveller and scientist (b. 1633)
  • 1675 Leonard Hoar, American President of Harvard University (b. 1630)
  • 1675 Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh, English Civil War soldier (c. 1608)

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1680 Giovanni Bernini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 81

Baroque Sculptor Giovanni Bernini
Baroque Sculptor
Giovanni Bernini
  • 1695 Giovanni Paulo Colonna, composer, dies at 58
  • 1695 Anthony Wood, English antiquarian (b. 1632)
  • 1698 Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (b. 1622)
  • 1785 William Whipple, merchant/judge/signer (US Declaration of Independence), dies at 55
  • 1788 Charles C of Nassau-Weilburg, governor of Maastricht, dies at about 53
  • 1794 Friedrich WLGA von Steuben, Prussian/US inspector-general of Washingtons army, dies at 64
  • 1801 Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (b. 1750)
  • 1815 Johann Peter Salomon, composer, dies at 70
  • 1827 Dov Baer Schneersohn, Lubavitch leader/author (Imirei Binah), dies
  • 1852 Ludger Duvernay, French printer and newspaper publisher (b. 1799)

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1859 Washington Irving, American author (Legend of Sleepy Hollow), dies of a heart attack at 76

  • 1860 Heinrich FL Rellstab, German music theorist, dies
  • 1861 Robert Fuhrer, composer, dies at 54
  • 1870 Frédéric Bazille, French painter (b. 1841)
  • 1872 Mary Fairfax Somerville, British scientific writer (b. 1780)
  • 1876 Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist, dies at 84
  • 1878 Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti, composer, dies at 78
  • 1878 Orson Hyde, American religious leader (b. 1805)
  • 1880 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (b. 1837)
  • 1898 Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Swiss writer, dies at 73
  • 1899 Adrian the la Rey, son of South African general, dies in battle at 19
  • 1907 Ricardo Castro Herrera, composer, dies at 43
  • 1907 Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist, poet, painter, and architect (b. 1869)
  • 1912 Heinz Galinski, chairman (Central Council for Jews in Germany), dies
  • 1912 Walter Benona Sharp, American oil tycoon (b. 1870)
  • 1915 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (C'era una Volta), dies at 76
  • 1915 Mubarak Al-Sabah "The Great", Emir of Kuwait (b. 1896)
  • 1916 Marthinus T Steyn, President of Orange-Free state (1896-1902), dies at 59
  • 1918 Alexis Contant, composer, dies at 60
  • 1921 `Abdu'l-Bahá, Persian leader of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1844)
  • 1927 Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (New-Guinea), dies
  • 1935 Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1877)

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1939 James Naismith, creator of basketball, dies at 78

Basketball Inventor James Naismith
Basketball Inventor
James Naismith
  • 1940 Nicolae Iorga, author/president of Romania, murdered by fascist
  • 1944 Bijnen, Dutch opposition leader (LKP), shot to death in Apeldoorn
  • 1944 Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian, dies
  • 1944 Joop Brouwer de Koning, youngest Dutch radio operator, executed at 25
  • 1944 Lode Zielens, Flemish author/journalist, dies at 43
  • 1945 Dwight Davis, donator of tennis' Davis Cup, dies
  • 1947 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, WW II hero (liberator of Paris), dies at 44

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1954 Enrico Fermi, Italian/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1938), dies of stomach cancer at 53

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • 1959 Lester Vail, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies on 59th birthday
  • 1960 Richard N Wright, US author (Native son), dies at 52 in Paris France
  • 1962 Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948), dies at 82
  • 1963 Fred Uttal, TV host (QED), dies at 55
  • 1963 Karyn Kupcinet, American actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show), murdered at 23
  • 1964 Charles Meredith, actor (Court of Last Resort), dies at 70
  • 1964 Jan Fabricius, Dutch/English playwright (Dolle Hans), dies at 93
  • 1966 Vittorio Giannini, composer, dies at 63
  • 1967 Leon Mba, 1st president of Gabon (1960-67), dies
  • 1967 Leon M'ba, Gabonese politician 1st president of Gabon (1961-67), dies at 65
  • 1968 Enid Mary Blyton, author (Before I Go To Sleep), dies at 70
  • 1969 Roy Barcroft, actor (Eyes of Texas, Son of Zorro), dies at 67
  • 1970 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, dies at 85
  • 1970 Jan Drda, Czech author (Nema Barikada), dies at 55
  • 1971 Wasfi Tal, Jordan's PM, assassinated by Black Sept in Cairo
  • 1972 Gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer, dies at 91
  • 1972 Havergal Brian, composer, dies at 96
  • 1973 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (b. 1886)
  • 1976 Robert Fleming, composer, dies at 55
  • 1976 Rosalind Russell, actress (Mame), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1977 Trevor Bardette, actor (Clanton-Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 75
  • 1978 Andre Morell, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles), dies at 69
  • 1978 Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Argentine football executive (b. 1902)
  • 1983 Christopher George, American actor (Chisum, Heist), dies of heart attack at 52
  • 1984 Hans Speidel, German gen/NATO-supreme commander (1957-64), dies at 87
  • 1985 Fernand Braudel, French historian, dies at 83
  • 1986 Herb Vigran, actor (Ernest-Ed Wynn Show), dies at 76
  • 1986 Louis van Lint, Belgian painter, dies at 76
  • 1987 Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist prof (isolated growth hormones), dies at 74
  • 1987 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, dies at 83
  • 1989 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Songs for Life), dies at 91
  • 1990 Tamara De Treaux, actress (ET), dies at 31
  • 1992 Bill Kearns, US actor (Playtime), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • 1992 June Joyce Lewis Fraser, entertainer, dies at 75
  • 1992 Ronald Smeenk, Dutch cabaret performer, dies
  • 1992 Sidney Nolan, Australian painter (b. 1917)
  • 1993 Abu Rish, Palestinian PLO-leader, dies at 23
  • 1993 Garry Moore, TV host (I've Got A Secret), dies of emphysema at 78
  • 1993 Kenneth Connor, English comic/actor (Carry on Sergeant), dies at 75
  • 1993 Khaled Moustapha Zir, Palestinian Hamas leader, shot to death at 25
  • 1993 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (Steppenwolf) (b. 1946)
  • 1994 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, dies at 63
  • 1994 Franfo Fortini [Franco Lattes], Italian poet, dies at 77

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1994 Jeffrey Dahmer, [Butcher of Milwaukee], American serial killer, killed in prison at 34

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • 1994 Jerry Rubin, US anti-war activist (Youth Party), dies at 56
  • 1994 Vicente Enrique y Tarancon, Spanish cardinal, dies at 87
  • 1996 Anna Pollak, mezzo-soprano, dies at 84
  • 1997 Georges Marchal, actor (Dirty Game, Blondine), dies at 77
  • 1998 Kerry Wendell Thornley, co-founder of Discordianism (b. 1938)
  • 2000 Liane Haid, Austrian actress (b. 1895)
  • 2001 William Kienzle, American author (b. 1928)
  • 2001 Kal Mann, American lyricist (b. 1917)
  • 2001 William Reid, British aviator awarded the Victoria Cross (b. 1921)
  • 2002 Dave "Snaker" Ray, American blues musician (b. 1943)
  • 2003 Ted Bates, English footballer (b. 1918)
  • 2003 Antonia Forest, British children's author (b. 1915)
  • 2005 Marc Lawrence, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 2006 Lyubov Polishchuk, Russian actress (b. 1949)
  • 2006 Robert Volpe, Artist, Art Theft Detective (b.1942)
  • 2007 Gudrun Wagner, co-director of the Bayreuth Festival (b. 1944)
  • 2009 Gilles Carle, Canadian screenwriter and film director (b. 1928)
  • 2009 Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (b. 1923)
  • 2010 Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Gil McDougald, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 2010 Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (b. 1921)
  • 2011 Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian (b. 1969)
  • 2011 Ante Markovic, last Premier of Yugoslavia, dies at 87
  • 2011 Andrew Kazdin, classical record producer, dies at 77
  • 2012 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, dies at 90
  • 2013 Mitja Ribičič, Yugoslavian Prime Minister, dies at 94
  • 2015 Olene Walker, American politician (R), 1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), dies at 85
  • 2015 Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, dies of cancer at 67
  • 2016 Grant Tinker, American TV executive (Chairman of NBC), dies at 90
  • 2016 William A. Christenberry, American photographer and artist, dies at 80
  • 2016 Van Williams, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon), dies at 82