Famous Deaths on 16th October

  • 775 Mansur, kalief of Abbasiden, dies
  • 1323 Amadeus V the Great, count of Flanders/Savoy, dies at 74
  • 1333 Nicolaas V, [Pietro Rainalducci], Italian anti-Pope (1328-30), dies
  • 1355 Louis, King of Sicily, felled by the Black Death
  • 1473 Reinoud II van Brederode, viscount of Utrecht, dies
  • 1553 Lucas Cranach Sr, German painter, dies at 81
  • 1555 Hugh Latimer, English bishop and royal chaplain, burned at the stake as one of the Oxford Martyrs at 80
  • 1555 Nicholas Ridley, English theologist/bishop of Rochester, burned at the stake as an Oxford martyr
  • 1570 Baron van Montigny, Dutch earl of Horne, murdered
  • 1591 Gregory XIV, [Niccolo Sfondrati], Italian Pope, dies at 56
  • 1594 William Allen, English cardinal/founder seminary of Douai, dies at 62
  • 1621 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, organist/composer, dies at about 59
  • 1628 François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)
  • 1649 Isaac van Ostade, painter, buried
  • 1655 Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (b. 1591)
  • 1680 Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian-Austrian general (b. 1608 or 1609)
  • 1688 Philips Koninck, painter/etcher, buried at 68
  • 1690 Margaretha M Alacoque, French mystic/saint, dies at 43
  • 1694 Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf, German lawyer, dies at 62
  • 1726 Giovanni Maria Capelli, composer, dies at 77
  • 1750 Silvius Leopold Weiss, composer, dies at 64
  • 1755 Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint (b. 1725)
  • 1774 Robert Fergusson, Scottish songwriter (Scottish Poems), dies
  • 1781 Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (b. 1705)
  • 1791 Grigory Potemkin, Russian military leader, statesman and favorite of Catherine the Great, dies at 52

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1793 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, beheaded at 37

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • 1793 John Hunter, eminent doctor and philosopher (b. 1728
  • 1796 Victor Amadeus III of Savoy (b. 1726)
  • 1799 Antoine-Frederic Gresnick, composer, dies at 44
  • 1810 Nachman of Breslov, founder of Breslov Hasidut (b. 1772)
  • 1814 Juan Jose Landaeta, composer, dies at 34
  • 1817 Manuel C Piar, Curacaos/Venezulian freedom writer, dies
  • 1822 Eva Marie Veigel, Austrian ballet dancer (b. 1724)
  • 1836 Friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer, dies at 33
  • 1849 George Washington Williams, 1st major African American historian, dies
  • 1862 George Burgwyn Anderson, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 31
  • 1865 Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet, lawmaker, philosopher, and sociologist (b. 1781)
  • 1867 Salomon J Rappoport, Czech rabbi (Ereg miliem), dies
  • 1877 John Zwijsen, archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 83
  • 1877 Theodore Barrière, French dramatist (b. 1823)
  • 1880 Edward Wolff, composer, dies at 64
  • 1888 John Wentworth, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1815)
  • 1891 Sarah Winnemucca, indian scout, dies
  • 1893 Carlo Pedrotti, composer, dies at 75
  • 1893 Patrice MacMahon, duc de Magenta, President of France (b. 1808)
  • 1909 Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer (b. 1856)
  • 1916 Klaas/old stick Kater, christian worker's union leader, dies at 73
  • 1918 Felix Arndt, American composer, dies during the Spanish Flu pandemic at 29
  • 1919 Charles Harford Lloyd, composer, dies on 70th birthday
  • 1920 Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazilian composer/conductor (Artemis), dies at 56
  • 1928 Septimus Kinneir, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies
  • 1937 Jean de Brunhoff, French writer (b. 1899)
  • 1939 Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen, composer, dies at 63
  • 1942 12, Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter/3 NVV-hostages, executed
  • 1944 Eric Westberg, composer, dies at 52
  • 1944 John Eigenhuis, writer (The Dike), dies at 78
  • 1946 Alfred G Jodl, Col-Gen/German staff chief weather authority, hanged
  • 1946 Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
  • 1946 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s), hanged at 54
  • 1946 Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian Nazi (SS), hanged
  • 1946 Fritz Sauckel, German war criminal, hanged
  • 1946 Granville Ransome Bantock, English composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • 1946 Hans Frank, former Nazi Governor General of Occupied Poland, hanged

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1946 Joachim von Ribbentrop, German war criminal, hanged

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • 1946 Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged
  • 1946 Wilhelm Keitel, German fieldmarshal, hanged
  • 1948 Henry Foley, cricketer (one Test for NZ, scored 2 & 2), dies
  • 1949 Hale Ascher VanderCook, composer, dies at 85
  • 1951 Liaquat Ali Khan, PM of Pakistan (1947-51), assassinated by Said Akbar
  • 1956 Jules Rimet, president of FIFA (b. 1873)

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1959 George Marshall, US army general, dies at 78

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • 1962 Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (Water & Dreams), dies at 78
  • 1966 George O'Hara, American actor (b. 1899)
  • 1968 Ellis Kinder, baseball player (b. 1914)
  • 1972 Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80
  • 1972 Hale Boggs, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana (b. 1914)
  • 1973 Gene Krupa, US swing drummer (Sing Sing Sing), dies at 64
  • 1974 Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, noted Carnatic musician (b. 1895)
  • 1977 Michael Balcon, producer, dies at 81
  • 1978 Dan Dailey, American dancer and actor (Governor & JJ), dies of anemia at 62
  • 1979 Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (b. 1903)
  • 1980 Carl PM Romme, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (KVP), dies at 83
  • 1981 Moshe Dayan, Israel's general/minister of Defense, dies at 66
  • 1981 Stanley Clements, actor (Boys' Prison, Army Bound, Hot News), dies
  • 1982 Jacov Gotovac, composer, dies at 86
  • 1982 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), dies at 67
  • 1983 George Liberace, violinist (Liberace Show), dies at 72
  • 1983 Kelso, American racehorse (b. 1957)
  • 1984 Ken Carpenter, TV announcer (Lux Video Theater), dies at 84
  • 1984 Peggy Ann Garner, actress (Ford Theater), dies at 53 of cancer
  • 1985 Claude Stroud, actor (Hobart-Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78
  • 1986 Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist, dies at 65
  • 1986 C Wttewaall van Stoetwegen, CHU Member of Dutch parliament, dies at 85
  • 1987 Dana Suesse, songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures), dies at 75
  • 1989 Cornel Wilde, actor (Saadia, Comic, Beach Red, Gargoyles), dies at 74
  • 1990 Art Blakey, jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers), dies of cancer at 71
  • 1990 Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American classical pianist (b. 1914)
  • 1991 Tennessee Ernie Ford, country singer (16 Tons), dies at 72
  • 1991 Tonny Huurdeman, singer/actress (Frills), dies
  • 1992 Shirley Booth, actress (Hazel), dies of natural causes at 94
  • 1993 John Bowles, president (Rexall Drugs), dies at 76
  • 1994 William Henry Swinburne, music teacher, dies at 87
  • 1995 John Walker, museum director, dies at 88
  • 1995 Murdo Alexander MacLeod, minister, dies at 60
  • 1995 Thomas Augustine Martin, academic, dies at 59
  • 1996 Anthony Griffin, sailor, dies at 75
  • 1996 Eric Lawson Malpass, writer, dies at 85
  • 1996 Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst/artist, dies at 82
  • 1996 James Wild, music teacher, dies at 68
  • 1996 Jason Bernard, actor (judge-Liar Liar), dies of heart attack at 58
  • 1997 Audra Lindley, actress (Helen Roper-3's Company, Ropers), dies at 79
  • 1997 James Mitchner, author (Hawaii), dies of kidney failure at 90
  • 1997 James Michener, American writer (b. 1907)
  • 1998 Jon Postel, American Internet pioneer (b. 1943)
  • 1999 Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (b. 1921)
  • 2000 Mel Carnahan, American politician (b. 1934)
  • 2002 Angela Dawson, American murder victim
  • 2003 Avni Arbas, Turkish artist (b. 1919)
  • 2003 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1915)
  • 2003 László Papp, Hungarian boxer (b. 1926)
  • 2004 Pierre Salinger, John F. Kennedy's White House Press Secretary (b. 1925)
  • 2005 "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
  • 2005 Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (b. 1933)
  • 2005 David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (b. 1971)
  • 2006 Valentín Paniagua Corazao, Ex President of Peru (b. 1936)
  • 2006 Ross Davidson, British actor (b. 1949)
  • 2006 Tommy Johnson, American tubist (b. 1935)
  • 2006 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (From Here to Eternity, The King and I) dies at 86
  • 2007 Toše Proeski, Macedonian music star (b. 1981)
  • 2007 Barbara West, Second to last living Titanic survivor.
  • 2010 Barbara Billingsley, American actress (b. 1915)
  • 2010 Eyedea, American rapper (Eyedea & Abilities) (b. 1981)
  • 2011 Dan Wheldon, English auto racer (b. 1978)
  • 2012 Eddie Yost, American MLB player, dies from cardiovascular disease at 86
  • 2013 Ed Lauter, American actor, dies from mesothelioma at 74
  • 2014 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer, dies from cardiac arrest at 72