Famous Deaths on November 9

  • 959 Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, Byzantine Emperor (913-59), dies
  • 1068 Agnes of Poitou, duchess of Aquitania/mother of German Empress, dies
  • 1187 Emperor Gaozong of China (b. 1107)
  • 1208 Sancha of Castile, wife of Alfonso II of Aragon (b. 1155)
  • 1504 King Ferdinand II of Aragon (b. 1452)
  • 1580 Gaspar Schetz, South Neth, minster of chief treasurer, dies at 67
  • 1620 Louise de Coligny, 4th wife of Willem of Orange, dies at 65
  • 1623 William Camden, English historian: Brittania/Annales, dies at 72
  • 1641 Ferdinand, of Austria, cardinal of Spain, dies at 32
  • 1677 Aert van der Neer, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 73
  • 1699 Hortense Mancini, mistress of Charles II, King of England (b. 1646)
  • 1754 Johann Christoph Fravenholtz, composer, dies at 70
  • 1766 Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer (b. 1692)
  • 1770 John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician
  • 1778 Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian etcher, dies at 58
  • 1801 Carl Philipp Stamitz, composer, dies at 56
  • 1809 Paul Sandby, English cartographer (b. 1725)
  • 1829 Jean Xavier Lefevre, composer, dies at 66
  • 1862 John Bordenave Villepigue, US Confederate brig-gen, dies at 32
  • 1874 Israel Bak, created 1st Hebrew printing press, dies
  • 1881 Edwin Drake, Father of the oil industry, drilled the first oil well.
  • 1897 Moritz Heuzenroeder, composer, dies at 48
  • 1906 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor of Ukkel, dies at 64
  • 1911 Edmund Schuecker, composer, dies at 50
  • 1911 Howard Pyle, American author (b. 1853)
  • 1918 Guillaume Apollinaire, [Kostrowitsky], Fr poet (Alcools), dies at 38
  • 1919 Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1848)
  • 1924 Henry Cabot Lodge, American Senator (b. 1850)
  • 1925 Daniel Josephus Jitta, lawyer/Dutch state advisor, dies at 71
  • 1927 Ole Olsen, Norwegian composer, dies at 77
  • 1929 Nicolaas Theunissen, South African cricket break bowler (2nd Test 1889), dies
  • 1932 Nadya Aliluieva, wife of Joseph Stalin, dies at 30
  • 1935 Paolo Orsi, Italian Archaeologist, dies at 76
  • 1938 Vasily Blyukher, Soviet military commander (b.1889)
  • 1938 Edward Murray East, American Botanist and Geneticist who developed hybrid corn, dies at 59
  • 1939 Dirk Klop, Dutch intelligence lt, shot by German Abwehr

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1940 Arthur Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister (1937-40), dies of bowel cancer at 71

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
  • 1940 Stephen Peter Alencastre, Portuguese Catholic prelate (b. 1876)
  • 1942 Edna May Oliver, dies on 59th birthday
  • 1943 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman/antifascist, dies at 67
  • 1944 Frank Marshall, American chess player (b. 1877)
  • 1948 Edgar Kennedy, actor (Little Orphan Annie), dies at 58
  • 1951 Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer, dies at 87
  • 1951 Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian/US composer (Blossom Time), dies at 64
  • 1952 Chaim Weizmann, bio-chemist/1st president Israel, dies at 77
  • 1952 Philip Murray, 1st president of the United Steelworkers and longest-serving president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (b. 1886)

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1953 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, Founder and first King of Saudi Arabia (1932-53), dies of a heart attack at 78

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • 1953 Dylan Thomas, author-poet (Adv in skin trade), dies in NY at 39
  • 1955 Tom Powers, actor (Station West, Destination Moon), dies at 65
  • 1957 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (b. 1872)
  • 1959 Frederick Preston Search, composer, dies at 70
  • 1967 Charles Bickford, actor (Johnny Belinda, Virginian), dies at 78
  • 1968 Jan Johansson, composer, dies at 37
  • 1968 Wally Grout, cricketer (successful Australian WK before Marsh), dies
  • 1970 William L Dawson, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 84

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1970 Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), dies at 79

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1971 Maude Fealy, drama coach, dies at 90
  • 1974 Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austria, composer/musicologist, dies at 89
  • 1975 Luwig Turek, German writer, dies at 77
  • 1976 Billy Halop, actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family), dies at 56
  • 1977 Gertrude Astor, actress (Ship of Wanted Men), dies on 90th birthday
  • 1978 Joe Wong, actor (Ken Murray Show), dies at 75
  • 1978 Otto Siegl, Austrian composer, dies at 82
  • 1979 Lewis Charles, actor (Feather & Father Gang), dies at 59
  • 1980 Carmel Myers, actress (Carmel Myers Show), dies at 79
  • 1980 Victor Sen Yung, actor (Hop Sing-Bonanza, Bachelor Family), dies at 65
  • 1985 Helen Rose, costume designer, dies at 81
  • 1985 Mary MacLaren, actress (Black Swan), dies at 85 of respiratory probs
  • 1988 Billy Curtis, 4'2" actor (Terror of Tiny Town), dies at 79
  • 1988 John Mitchell, former Atny Gen, dies of heart attack in Washington
  • 1988 Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • 1991 Guido Claus, Belgian actor (Sacrament), dies
  • 1991 Yves Montand, actor (Idol, Grand Prix), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1992 Charles Fraser-Smith, English inventor (man who never was), dies
  • 1992 William Hillcourt, author (Boy Scout Handbook), dies at 92
  • 1993 Gerald Thomas, director (Carry on), dies at 72
  • 1993 Stanley Myers, English movie composer (The Deer Hunter), dies at 63
  • 1994 Milton M Shorty Rajonsky Rogers, trumpeter, dies at 70
  • 1994 Priscilla Morrill, actress (Edie Grant-Mary Tyler Moore), dies at 67
  • 1994 Ralph Champion Shotter Michael, actor, dies at 87
  • 1995 Derick Frederick George Emmison, archivist/historian, dies at 88
  • 1995 Thelma Hulbert, English house painter, dies at 81
  • 1996 Fred Lipmann, watchmaker, dies at 91
  • 1996 Roger Makins, diplomat, dies at 92
  • 1997 Helenio Herrera, French football player and coach (b. 1910)
  • 1998 Ursula Reit, German actress (b. 1914)
  • 2000 Hugh Paddick, British actor (b. 1915)
  • 2001 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (b. 1924)
  • 2002 William Schutz, American psychologist (b. 1925)
  • 2002 Merlin Santana, American actor (b. 1976)

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2003 Art Carney, American actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners), dies of natural causes at 85

Actor Art Carney
Actor
Art Carney
  • 2003 Gordon Onslow Ford, English painter (b. 1912)
  • 2003 Binod Bihari Verma, Indian Maithili literateur (b.1937)
  • 2004 Iris Chang, Asian author (b. 1968)

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2004 Stieg Larsson, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), dies of a heart attack at 50

  • 2005 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (1997-2002), dies at 85
  • 2006 Ed Bradley, American journalist (b. 1941)
  • 2006 Markus Wolf, East German Intelligence Director (b. 1923)
  • 2011 Joel J. Tyler, judge who pronounced 'Deep Throat' obscene, dies of a heart attack at 90
  • 2012 Bill Tarmey, English actor, dies at 71
  • 2015 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records, dies at 85
  • 2016 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), dies at 96