Famous Deaths on November 5

  • 1370 Kazimierz III, the Great, King of Poland (1333-70), dies at 61
  • 1515 Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli, Italian painter, dies at 41
  • 1559 Kano Motonobu, Zen co-founder (Kano school of painting), dies at 83
  • 1603 Irini Fedorovna, Russian daughter of Boris Godunov, dies
  • 1660 Lucy Hay, Countess of Carlisle, English socialite (b. 1599)
  • 1660 Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1591)
  • 1669 John Coccejus, German/Neth reformed theologist, dies at about 66
  • 1675 Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship designer, dies at 52
  • 1680 Gillis Valckenier, mayor of Amsterdam (1665..80), dies at about 57
  • 1701 Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, French-born English politician (bc. 1659)
  • 1714 Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician (b. 1633)
  • 1737 Johan W van Ripperda, Dutch diplomat/baron/duke, dies at 55
  • 1743 Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer, composer, dies at 44
  • 1752 Carl Andreas Duker, German classical scholar (b. 1670)
  • 1758 Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (b. 1686)
  • 1772 Johannes Schmidlin, composer, dies at 50
  • 1772 Pieter Steyn, Dutch grand pensionary (1749-72), dies at 66
  • 1801 Norinaga Moto'ori, Japanese scientist, dies
  • 1803 Ch de Laclos, writer, dies
  • 1804 Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, poetess (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 66
  • 1819 Dirk van den Boetzelaer, regent of Holland, dies at 55
  • 1828 Maria Fyodorovna of Russia, second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia (b. 1759)
  • 1834 Aernout Drost, Dutch literary/founder (The Guide), dies at 24
  • 1836 Karel Hynek Mácha, Czech poet (b. 1810)
  • 1850 Ferdinand KJ, archduke of Austria, dies at 69
  • 1854 Soimonov, Russian general, dies in battle of Inkermann
  • 1860 Carl Binder, Austrian composer, dies at 43
  • 1879 James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist (speed of light), dies of abdominal cancer at 48
  • 1883 William Hicks, British col/commander (Egyptian army), dies in battle
  • 1923 Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French novelist (b. 1880)

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1930 Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1929), dies at 72

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • 1933 Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)
  • 1935 Mina Dilis-Beersmans, Flemish actress/wife of John Dilis, dies at 71
  • 1941 Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish pacifist (b. 1905)

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1942 George M Cohan, father of musical comedy, dies of cancer at 64

Composer George M. Cohan
Composer
George M. Cohan
  • 1943 Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies at 62
  • 1944 Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1873)
  • 1946 Sigismond Stojowski, composer, dies at 77
  • 1950 Jacobus J E Hondius, Dutch classicist/graphic artist, dies at 53
  • 1951 Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer/pegagoge, dies at 72
  • 1951 Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann, composer, dies at 67
  • 1955 Maurice Utrillo, French artist (b. 1883)
  • 1956 Art Tatum, African American pianist, dies at 46 in Los Angeles
  • 1960 August Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69
  • 1960 Johnny Horton, American country and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), dies in a car accident at 33
  • 1960 Mack Sennett, director/producer (Keystone Cops), dies
  • 1960 Ward Bond, actor (Wagon Train), dies of heart attack at 57
  • 1964 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer, dies at 57
  • 1964 Lansdale Sasscer, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District (b. 1893)
  • 1968 Estelle Hemsley, American actress (Leech Woman, Take a Giant Step), dies at 81
  • 1968 Robert Ayres, actor (Battle Beneath the Earth), dies at 54

  • 1969 Itih Walracen, Sudanese widow of author William Walraven, dies
  • 1969 Lloyd Corrigan, actor (Prof McKillup-Hank), dies at 69
  • 1971 Sam Jones, baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 1972 Reginald Owen, actor (Above Suspicion, Love on the Run), dies at 85
  • 1974 Stafford Repp, actor (Chief O'Hara-Batman), dies at 56
  • 1975 Annette Kellerman, swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), dies at 87
  • 1975 Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1909)
  • 1975 Lionel Trilling, American critic and writer (The Liberal Imagination), dies at 70
  • 1977 Aleksei G Stachanov, Russian model miner, dies at 72
  • 1977 Guy Lombardo, orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne), dies in Houston at 75

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1977 René Goscinny, French cartoonist (Asterix), dies of cardiac arrest during a routine stress test at 51

Author and Cartoonist René Goscinny
Author and Cartoonist
René Goscinny
  • 1978 Denis O'Dea, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower), dies at 73
  • 1979 Al Capp, US cartoonist (Li'l Abner), dies at 70
  • 1982 Gerarda "Gerda" Brautigam, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA), dies
  • 1985 Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (b. 1898)
  • 1986 Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Robins, The Coasters) dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1986 Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
  • 1987 Eamonn Andrews, Television Presenter (b. 1922)
  • 1989 Barry Sadler, singer (Green Berets), murdered at 49 in Murfreesboro Tn
  • 1989 Vladimir Horovitz, Ukrainian/US pianist, dies at 85
  • 1990 Herbert Berghof, actor (Belarus File), dies of heart failure at 81
  • 1991 Fred MacMurray, American actor (My Three Sons), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1991 Robert Maxwell, British billionaire publisher (NY Daily News), dies at 68
  • 1992 Arpad E Elo, Hungarian physicist (chess classification system), dies
  • 1992 Jan Hendrik Oort, Dutch astronomer (Oort Cloud), dies at 92
  • 1994 McHenry Boatwright, signer, dies at 66
  • 1995 Laura Weber, TV Host, dies at 70
  • 1996 Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer, dies at 62
  • 1996 Lars-Ake Nilsson, diplomat, dies at 53
  • 1996 Paula Hinton, English ballet dancer, dies at 72
  • 1996 Ronald Ogden, engineer, dies at 81
  • 1997 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter (b. 1946)
  • 1997 Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-born historian of ideas (b. 1909)
  • 1997 Epic Soundtracks, English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls) (b. 1959)
  • 2000 Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Special Friendships), dies at 93
  • 2000 Victor Grinich, American businessman (b. 1924)
  • 2000 Bibi Titi Mohammed, Tanzanian politician (b.1926)
  • 2000 Jimmie Davis, singer and politician (b. 1899)
  • 2001 Roy Boulting, English film director and producer (b. 1913)
  • 2001 Barry Horne, a British animal liberation activist.
  • 2002 Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters) dies of cardiovascular disease at 66
  • 2003 Bobby Hatfield, American singer (Righteous Brothers) (b. 1940)
  • 2005 Rod Donald, New Zealand environmentalist (b. 1957)
  • 2005 John Fowles, English writer (b. 1926)
  • 2005 Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (b. 1912)
  • 2006 Bülent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), dies at 81
  • 2007 Nils Liedholm, Swedish football midfielder and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2009 Félix Luna, Argentine historian and lyricist, dies at 84
  • 2010 Adrian Păunescu, Romanian poet and politician (b. 1943)
  • 2010 Jill Clayburgh, American actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough), dies of Leukemia at 66
  • 2010 Shirley Verrett, American operatic mezzo-soprano (b. 1931)
  • 2011 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)
  • 2012 Charles V. Bush, African-American pioneer (1st African-American US Air Force Academy Graduate and US Supreme Court Page), dies from colon cancer at 72
  • 2012 Elliott Carter, American composer, dies from natural causes at 103
  • 2012 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], American body modifier, dies at 54