Famous Deaths on November 29

  • 561 Chlotarius I, king of the France (558-61), dies at about 61
  • 917 Radboud, bishop of Utrecht/Deventer (900-17)/saint, dies
  • 1253 Otto II Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1206)
  • 1268 Clement IV, [Guido Fulcodi], Pope (1265-68), dies
  • 1314 Philip IV, the Handsome, King of France (1285-1314), (b. 1268)
  • 1330 Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, de facto ruler of England (b. 1287)
  • 1342 Michael of Cesena, Italian Franciscan leader (b. 1270)
  • 1378 Charles IV, Roman-German King/German emperor (Univ of Prague), dies
  • 1530 Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal, adviser and Lord Chancellor, (1514-29) to England's King Henry VIII (approx. 60)
  • 1577 Cuthbert Mayne, English saint (b. 1543)
  • 1590 Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (b. 1547)
  • 1595 Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (b. 1533)
  • 1626 Ernst, Graf von Mansfield, German soldier (c. 1580)
  • 1632 Frederick V, Elector Palatine and King of Bohemia, dies at 36
  • 1643 Claudio Giovanni Monteverdi, Italian composer (L'arianna), dies at 76
  • 1643 William Cartwright, English dramatist (b. 1611)
  • 1646 Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer (b. 1565)
  • 1661 Brian Walton, English clergyman and scholar (b. 1600)
  • 1682 Rupert, prince of Palts/adm/chemist/engraver/mathematician, dies at 62
  • 1695 James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, Scottish lawyer and statesman (b. 1619)
  • 1699 Patrick Gordon, Scottish general (b. 1635)
  • 1759 Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1687)
  • 1775 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 87
  • 1780 Maria Theresia Hapsburg, Queen of Austria, dies at 63
  • 1797 Samuel Langdon, American President of Harvard University (b. 1723)
  • 1813 Giambattista Bodoni, Italian stamp cutter/publisher (bodoni), dies at 73
  • 1843 Marco Santucci, composer, dies at 81
  • 1865 Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer/statesman, dies at 69
  • 1872 Cornelius Kreighoff, Canadian, dies
  • 1872 Giovanni Tadolini, composer, dies at 83
  • 1872 Horace Greeley, US founder/publisher (NY Tribune), dies at 61
  • 1895 Eduard count von Taaffe, Austria premier (1868..93), dies at 62
  • 1918 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Helten), dies at 40
  • 1921 Ivan Caryll, composer (Pink Lady), dies at 60

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1924 Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (Mme Butterfly), dies in Brussels at 65

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1925 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer, dies at 67
  • 1927 George Giffen, cricketer (251 FC games, 11758 runs, 1023 wkts), dies
  • 1939 Philipp Scheidemann, German MP (SPD)/mayor of Kassel, dies at 74
  • 1952 Rosa Lewis, English chef/owner (Cavendish Hotel London), dies
  • 1952 Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian/US chemist, dies at 85
  • 1953 Alfons Fryland, Austrian actor (b. 1888)
  • 1953 Sam De Grasse, American actor (b. 1875)
  • 1953 Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator and animator (b. 1895)
  • 1954 George Edward Robey, English comic/actor (Henry IV), dies at 85
  • 1954 Dink Johnson, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1957 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austria/US composer (Kathrin), dies at 60
  • 1959 Fritz Brun, Swiss composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 1959 Hans Henny Jahnn, writer, dies at 64
  • 1962 Rav Aaron Kotler, Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood NJ
  • 1964 Anne de Vries, Dutch teacher/author (Bartje), dies at 60
  • 1967 Theo Marcuse, actor (Mara of Wilderness), dies in auto accident at 47
  • 1970 Robert Ruthenfranz, composer, dies at 65
  • 1971 Heinz Tiessen, German composer, dies at 84
  • 1972 Carl Stalling, American composer (b. 1888)
  • 1974 Haroldson L Hunt, US multi-millionaire, dies at 85
  • 1974 Ouida Bergere, scriptwriter, dies at 88
  • 1974 James J. Braddock, American heavyweight boxer (b. 1905)
  • 1976 Godfrey Cambridge, actor (Watermelon Man), dies at 43
  • 1976 Judith Lowry, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays ...), dies at 86
  • 1977 George Hamilton Combs, TV host (Through the Curtain), dies at 78
  • 1978 Alan Richardson, composer, dies at 74

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1980 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, dies of a heart attack at 83

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • 1981 Natalie Wood, American actress (West Side Story), drowns at 43
  • 1981 Fredric Wertham, German-born psychologist (b. 1895)
  • 1982 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (b. 1908)
  • 1982 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, dies at 55
  • 1984 Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1985 Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager, dies at 71
  • 1986 Cary Grant, British-born American actor ('Charade,' 'North by Northwest'), dies in Davenport Iowa at 82
  • 1986 Herb Vigran, actor (Vampire, Mark of Vampire), dies
  • 1987 Howard Pyle, (Gov-R-Az, 1951-55), dies at 81
  • 1987 Irene Handl, actress (Riding High, Morgan), dies at 85
  • 1989 Ann Burton, [Anna Rafalowicz], singer, dies at 56
  • 1989 George Oswald Browning "Gubby" Allen, cricketer, dies
  • 1991 Frank Yerby, US writer (Health Card, The Dahomean), dies at 75
  • 1991 Ralph Bellamy, actor (Rosemary's Baby, His Girl Friday), dies at 87
  • 1992 Cary Scott Lowenstein, dancer/singer, dies of AIDS at 30
  • 1992 Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy), dies at 78
  • 1992 Robert F Simon, US actor (Operation Petticoat, M*A*S*H), dies at 83
  • 1992 Robert Shayne, US actor (Tora! Tora! Tora!), dies of cancer at 92
  • 1992 Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1993 JRD Tata, Indies industrialist (Air-India), dies at 89
  • 1994 Ronald "Buster" Edwards, British Great Train Robber turned flower-seller, founded hanged at 63
  • 1994 Muhammad Ali Araki, ayatollah of Iran, dies
  • 1994 Sviatoslav S Stravinsky, French/US composer/son of Igor S, dies at 84
  • 1995 Irene Elizabeth Beatrice Ighodaro, doctor/social reformer, dies at 79
  • 1995 Stone Cates, fictional character on General Hospital, dies of AIDS
  • 1996 Dan Flavin, American artist (b. 1933)
  • 1997 Coleman Young, 1st African American mayor of Detroit, dies at 79
  • 1998 Martin Ruane, English professional wrestler (b. 1947)
  • 1998 Frank Latimore, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 1999 Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • 2001 Mic Christopher, Irish singer and songwriter (b. 1969)

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2001 George Harrison, English pop star and Beatle (Traveling Wilburys-My Sweet Lord), dies of lung cancer at 58

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 2001 John Knowles, American author (b. 1926)
  • 2002 Daniel Gélin, French actor (b. 1921)
  • 2002 George "Two Ton" Harris, American professional wrestler (b. 1927)
  • 2003 Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (b. 1952)
  • 2004 Anne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (b. 1891)
  • 2004 Harry Danning, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 2004 John Drew Barrymore, American actor (Pantomine Quiz), dies from cancer at 72
  • 2005 Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Back to the Future), dies of breast cancer at 47
  • 2005 David di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2006 Allen Carr, English anti-smoking campaigner (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, dies at 87
  • 2007 Henry Hyde, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 2007 James Barber, Canadian chef and writer (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Ralph Beard, American basketball player (b. 1927)
  • 2007 Roger Bonham Smith, Former chairman and CEO of General Motors (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Tom Terrell, musicologist, NPR reviewer, deejay (b. 1950)
  • 2008 Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (b. 1918)
  • 2009 Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)
  • 2010 Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (b. 1937)
  • 2010 Mario Monicelli, Italian film director (b. 1915)
  • 2010 Stephen J. Solarz, American politician (b. 1940)
  • 2010 Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist (b. 1913)
  • 2010 Alfred Masini, American television producer (b. 1930)
  • 2011 Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian, dies from stroke complications at 41
  • 2012 Merv Pregulman, American NFL player, dies at 90