Famous Deaths on 7th November

  • 644 Umar ibn al-Khattāb, Second caliph of Islam dies of injuries after assassination attempt 4 days earlier
  • 739 Willibrord, [Clemens], 1st bishop of Utrecht/saint 695-739, dies at 81
  • 1225 Engelbert I, the Saint, archbishop of Cologne, murdered at 40
  • 1550 Jon Arason, the last Roman Catholic bishop of Iceland prior to the reformation, beheaded in Skalholt with his two sons Are and Bjorn. (b. 1484)
  • 1560 Peter S Lotichius, [Peter Lotz], German poet (Opera omnia), dies
  • 1573 Solomon Luria (Maharshal), talmudic author (Yam Shel Shelomo), dies
  • 1581 Richard Davies, Welsh bishop and scholar
  • 1599 Gasparo Tagliacozzi, Italian surgeon (b. 1546)
  • 1608 Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen/cavalry commander, dies in battle
  • 1620 Hetman Stanisław Żólkiewski polish commander in the Battle of Ţuţora (1620) (b. 1547)
  • 1633 Cornelis Drebbel, physicist/chemist/inventor (builder of the first submarine), dies
  • 1639 William Cobbold, composer, dies at 79
  • 1639 Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, English politician
  • 1642 Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester, English politician
  • 1678 Erasmus Quellinus II [Quellien], Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 70
  • 1708 Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist, dies at 76
  • 1713 Elizabeth Barry, English actress (b. 1658)
  • 1723 Godfrey Kneller, English painter (74-77), dies
  • 1802 Johann Georg Joseph Spangler, composer, dies at 50
  • 1817 Francesco Pasquale Ricci, composer, dies at 85
  • 1827 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Ital violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 76
  • 1857 Charles Heinrich Christoph Zeuner, composer, dies at 62
  • 1859 Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer, dies at 61
  • 1872 Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician (b. 1833)
  • 1876 Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (Michigan), dies at 65
  • 1880 Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer, dies at 72
  • 1881 John MacHale, Irish Archbishop (Tuam) and writer (b. 1791)
  • 1893 Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, dies at 37
  • 1901 Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli, dies

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1908 Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American train and bank robber, shot by Bolivian soldiers at 42

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1913 Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (b. 1823)

Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer
Alfred Russel Wallace
  • 1919 Hugo Haase, German MP (SPD), murdered at 56
  • 1922 Sam Thompson, baseball player (b. 1860)
  • 1935 Lidj Jasu, emperor of Ethiopia, dies at 39
  • 1938 Earnest von Rath, German antifascist/diplomat, murdered
  • 1941 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Das Gewitter), dies at 46
  • 1943 Dwight Frye, actor (Vampire Bat, Dracula), dies at 44
  • 1944 Richard Sorge & Ozaki, spies, hanged in Tokyo
  • 1945 Alfred Dipper, cricketer (England batsman scored in only Test), dies
  • 1956 Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/singer, dies at 40
  • 1959 Victor McLaglen, actor (Gunga Din), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1960 Alvin Carter, vocalist (Carter Family), dies at 69
  • 1961 Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, author (Peelwerkers), dies at 64

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1962 Eleanor Roosevelt, 1st Lady (1933-1945), dies at 78 in NYC

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
  • 1965 Friedrich Wildgans, composer, dies at 52
  • 1966 Rube Bressler, Baseball player (b. 1894)
  • 1967 John Nance Garner, (VP-D, 1933-41), dies at 98
  • 1967 Juan Tomas Perez, composer, dies at 71
  • 1967 Larry Kent, director (High Stakes), dies at 67
  • 1968 Willem A Wagenaar, Dutch journalist/author (3,000 meter), dies
  • 1968 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1972 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies at 55
  • 1974 Rodolfo Acosta, actor (Passion, Littlest Outlaw), dies at 54
  • 1974 Eric Linklater, British author (b. 1899)
  • 1978 Gene Tunney, former heavyweight boxing champ (1926-28), dies at 80
  • 1978 Janet Flanner, writer, dies at 86
  • 1979 Amedeo Nazzari, actor (Lure of Sila, Night of Cabiria), dies at 71
  • 1979 Paolo Carlini, Italian actor (It Started in Naples), dies at 53

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1980 Steve McQueen, actor (Tom Horn, Bullitt), dies at 50

  • 1981 Will Durant, US author (story of civilization), dies at 96
  • 1982 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer (Grupo de los cuatro), dies at 71
  • 1983 David Alexandrovich Toradze, composer, dies at 61
  • 1983 Germaine Tailleferre, Fren composer (Le Marin du Bolivar), dies at 91
  • 1984 George Matthews, actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73 of heart disease
  • 1986 Tracy Pew, Australian musician (The Birthday Party) (b. 1957)
  • 1990 Josephine Wilson, actress (We Dive at Dawn), dies at 86
  • 1990 Lawrence Durrell, Indian/English author (Alexandria Quartet, Mount Olive), dies at 78
  • 1991 Tom of Finland [Touko Laaksonen], Finnish fetish artist, dies at 71
  • 1992 Alexander Dubček, headed Czech Communist Party (1968-69), dies at 70
  • 1992 Jack Kelly, US actor (Maverick, Vega$), dies following a stroke at 65
  • 1993 Adelaide Hall, US jazz singer (Cotton Club), dies at 92
  • 1993 Charles Aidman, actor (Kotch, Zoot Suit), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1994 Michael O'Donoghue, comedian (SNL), dies at about 54
  • 1994 Milton "Shorty" Rogers [Rajonsky], US jazz trumpeter, dies at 70
  • 1995 Jerry Daniels, singer/guitarist, dies at 79
  • 1995 John Patrick, screenwriter, dies at 90
  • 1995 Melvin "Slappy" White, comedian, dies of heart attack at 74
  • 1996 Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist, dies at 84
  • 1996 Claude Ake, political scientist, dies at 57
  • 1996 Michael Fenton Haddon, mining engineer, dies at 81
  • 1996 Jaja Wachuku, Nigerian Lawyer and First Foreign Affairs Minister (b. 1918)
  • 2000 Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician (b. 1910)
  • 2000 Queen Ingrid, Queen Dowager of Denmark (b. 1910)
  • 2001 Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)
  • 2002 Rudolf Augstein, German publisher (b. 1923)
  • 2004 Howard Keel, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2005 Anthony Sawoniuk, Belarusian-born Nazi war criminal (b. 1921)
  • 2005 Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)
  • 2006 Bryan Pata, American football defensive tackle (University of Miami) (murdered) (b. 1981)
  • 2006 Johnny Sain, American baseball pitcher (b. 1917)
  • 2006 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Earl Dodge, American politician (Prohibition Party) (b. 1932)

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2011 Joe Frazier, Olympic Heavyweight Boxer, dies of liver cancer at 67

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 2012 Carmen Basilio [Carmine], American world welter and middleweight boxing champion, dies from pneumonia at 85