Famous Deaths on November 30

  • 1016 Edmund II, Ironsides, King of the Saxons (1016), dies at 27
  • 1519 Michael Wolgemut, German painter (Weltchronik), dies at about 85
  • 1528 Great Wierd, Dutch Gelderland army commander, beheaded
  • 1580 Richard Farrant, English composer
  • 1626 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, dies at 47
  • 1631 Rabbi Samuel Eliezer ben Judah ha-levi Edels, dies
  • 1646 John C Lichthart, admiral (Cape Augustine), dies at about 45
  • 1654 John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (b. 1584)
  • 1675 Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, colonial Governor of Maryland (b. 1605)
  • 1678 Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71), dies at 67
  • 1679 Pieter van Schooten, Dutch mathematician/fort architect, dies at 45
  • 1694 Marcello Malpighi, father of microscopic anatomy, dies
  • 1700 Artus II Quellinus [Quellien/"the Young], Flemish sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1703 Nicolas de Grigny, composer, dies at 31
  • 1705 Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II of England (b. 1638)
  • 1718 Charles XII, king of Sweden (1697-1718), dies during a siege of the fortress Fredriksten in Norway at 36
  • 1761 John Dollond, British optician (b. 1706)
  • 1764 Dieudonne Raick, composer, dies at 61
  • 1765 George Glas, British merchant and adventurer (b. 1725)
  • 1777 Jean-Marie Leclair, composer, dies at 74
  • 1792 Ernst William Wolf, composer, dies at 57
  • 1798 Friedrich Fleischmann, German composer, dies at 32
  • 1813 Friedrich August Baumbach, composer, dies at 60
  • 1824 Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, composer, dies at 87
  • 1830 Pius VIII, [Francesco S Castiglioni], Italian Pope (1829-30), dies at 69
  • 1841 Charles Louis W J van Keverberg, Dutch government official, dies at 73
  • 1864 Hiram Bronson Granbury, Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33
  • 1864 John Adams, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at about 39
  • 1864 Otto French Strahl, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33
  • 1864 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33
  • 1893 Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian, dies at 68
  • 1897 Abraham C Wertheim, Dutch banker/MP (Lib), dies at 64

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1900 Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright and novelist (Importance of Being Earnest), dies in Paris at 46

Writer and Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer and Poet
Oscar Wilde
  • 1901 Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica), dies at 86
  • 1904 Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer, dies at 64
  • 1909 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/translator, dies at 53 [NS=Dec 13]
  • 1931 John Hyatt Brewer, composer, dies at 75
  • 1931 Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, composer, dies at 46
  • 1933 Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian general (b. 1875)
  • 1934 Hélène Boucher, French aviatrix (b. 1908)
  • 1935 Fernando A N Pessoa, Portuguese poet (Book of Disquiet), dies at 47
  • 1938 Corneliu Codreanu, Romania fascist/putschist (Iron Guard), dies
  • 1940 Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer, dies at 78
  • 1944 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), dies at 79

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1944 Albert B. Fall, New Mexico Senator (Teapot Dome Scandal), dies at 83

United States Senator Albert B. Fall
United States Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • 1947 Earnest Lubitsch, actor/director (Anna Boleyn, Ninotchka), dies
  • 1948 Franco Vittadini, composer, dies at 64
  • 1954 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (b. 1886)
  • 1955 Josip Slavenski, composer, dies at 59
  • 1957 Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (b. 1890)
  • 1958 Hubert Wilkins, Australian polar explorer (b. 1888)
  • 1961 Stanislaw Kazuro, composer, dies at 80
  • 1964 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 64
  • 1967 Patrick Kavanagh, Irish screenwriterr (Great Hunger), dies
  • 1972 Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71
  • 1972 Neil H McElroy, soap manufacturer/minister of Defense (1957-59), dies
  • 1972 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer, dies at 70
  • 1973 Bruce Yarnell, Los Angeles California, actor (Outlaws), dies at 35
  • 1974 Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], American comedian, dies at 79
  • 1976 Fritz Rasp, actor (Diary of a Lost Girl), dies at 85
  • 1977 Terrence Rattigan, British writer and playwright (b. 1911)
  • 1979 Joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69
  • 1979 Zeppo Marx, [Herbert], US comic (Marx Brothers), dies at 78
  • 1981 Robert H Harris, actor (Jake-Goldbergs), dies at 72
  • 1983 George Headley, cricket (10 tons in 22 Tests, 1st black WI capt), dies
  • 1987 Arthur H Dean, lawyer/advisor to FDR, dies at 89

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1987 James Baldwin, writer (Go Tell it on the Mountain), dies at 63

  • 1987 Simon Carmiggelt, journalist/literary (Kronkel), dies at 74
  • 1989 Alfred Herrhausen, German CEO (Deutsche Bank), murdered at 59
  • 1990 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, dies at 78
  • 1990 Horst Bienek, German author, dies
  • 1990 Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review), dies at 75
  • 1991 P G Z (Zin) Harris, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ 1962-65), dies
  • 1992 Jorge Donn, dancer, dies after long illness at 45
  • 1993 Bob Wolf, agent (New Kids on the Block, Larry Bird), dies
  • 1993 Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (b. 1924)
  • 1993 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), dies at 57
  • 1994 Connie Conrad Henry Kirnon Kay, jazz Drummer, dies at 67
  • 1994 Guy Debord, situationist, dies at 63
  • 1994 Irwin Kostal, US arranger/conductor (Sound of Music), dies at 83
  • 1994 Lionel Stander, US blacklisted actor (Hart to Hart), dies at 86
  • 1994 Connie Kay, American jazz drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies of a cardiac arrest at 67
  • 1995 Hopper Levett, Kent cricket wicketkeeper (1930-47, Test 1934), dies
  • 1995 June Rosemary Fisher, teacher/trade unionist, dies at 66
  • 1995 William Roerick, actor (Guiding Light), dies in car crash at 83
  • 1995 Randy Walker (AKA Stretch), American musician (b. 1972)
  • 1996 Dan Flavin, minimalist sculptor, dies at 63
  • 1996 Koji Kobayashi, industrialist, dies at 89
  • 1996 Paul Derrick, co-operator/Christian socialist, dies at 80
  • 1996 Tiny Tim, [Herbert Khaury], entertainer (Tip Toe), dies at 71
  • 1997 Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans, historian, dies at 37
  • 1997 Kathy Acker, writer, dead Cancer Died, dies at 54
  • 1997 Ron Gulliford, educationalist, dies at 76
  • 1999 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), dies at 74
  • 2000 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), drowns in a sailing accident at 45
  • 2002 Tim Woods, American professional wrestler (b. 1934)
  • 2003 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (b. 1906)

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2004 Pierre Berton, Canadian author, dies of heart failure at 84

  • 2005 Jean Parker, American actress (b. 1915)
  • 2006 Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)
  • 2006 Rafael Buenaventura, Former BSP Governor (b. 1938)

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2007 Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), dies of pulmonary disease at 69

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • 2007 Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (b. 1948)
  • 2008 Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer (Loudness) (b. 1958)
  • 2010 Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (b. 1944)
  • 2010 Rajiv Dixit, Indian scientist and Swadeshi movement figure (b. 1967)
  • 2010 Faye Wright, American spiritual figure (b. 1914)
  • 2010 Garry Gross, American photographer (b. 1937)
  • 2011 Leka, Crown Prince of Albania, referred to as King Leka I by Albanian monarchists (b. 1939)
  • 2011 William L. Waller, American politician and ex-Governor of Mississippi, dies at 85

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2013 Paul Walker, American actor (The Fast and the Furious), dies in a car accident at 40

  • 2013 Jean Kent, English actress, dies from complications from a fall at 92
  • 2013 Tabu Ley Rochereau, African musician, dies at 76
  • 2014 Fred Catherwood, British politician, Vice President of the European Parliament (1989-1992), dies at 89
  • 2015 Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (Carnival Night), dies at 88
  • 2015 Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese soldier and Manga artist (GeGeGe no Kitarō), dies at 93
  • 2015 Marcus Klingburg, Israeli soviet spy and epidemiologist, dies at 97
  • 2016 Alice Drummond, American actress (Awakenings), dies at 88