Famous Deaths on 25th October

  • 304 Marcellinus, bishop of Rome, dies
  • 625 Boniface V, Italian Pope (619-25), dies
  • 1047 Magnus I Godhi, king of Norway/Denmark (1035-47), dies
  • 1154 Stefanus van Blois, king of England (1135-54), dies
  • 1400 Geofrey Chaucer, author (Canterbury Tales), dies in London
  • 1415 Anton van Bourgondie, French son of Philip the Stout/duke, dies at 31
  • 1415 Eduard, duke of York, dies at 45
  • 1415 Philip of Nevers, French earl, dies in battle
  • 1415 Robert of Bar, French knight, dies in battle
  • 1495 John II, the Perfect/Consummate, King of Portugal (1481-95), dies
  • 1510 Il Giorgione, [Giorgio del Castelfranco], Italian painter, dies at 32
  • 1604 Claude de la Tremoille, French duke of Thouars/huguenot, dies
  • 1676 Justus G Schottel [Schottelius], German linguistic/poet, dies at 64
  • 1760 George II (August), king of Great Britain (1727-60), dies at 76
  • 1833 Abbas Mirza, Persian governor/heir to the throne, dies at 44
  • 1845 Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral, dies at 81
  • 1855 Willem F earl van Bylandt, military, dies at 84
  • 1861 Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer, dies at 82
  • 1878 Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer, composer, dies at 89
  • 1892 Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison, 1st lady (1889-1892), dies at 60
  • 1895 Charles Halle, British pianist, dies
  • 1902 Frank Norris, American journalist and writer (McTeague), dies at 32
  • 1904 Teresa Milanollo, composer, dies at 77
  • 1907 Edmund Hart Turpin, composer, dies at 72
  • 1920 Alexander, king of Greece (1917-20), dies after ape bite at 27
  • 1926 Frederick Jr Zech, composer, dies at 68
  • 1929 James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (two Tests for England 1877), dies
  • 1933 Lillian Hall-Davies actress (Farmer's Wife, Ring), dies at 36
  • 1934 Frank Sprague, American Inventor of the first U.S. electric trolley system, dies at 77
  • 1936 Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet, dies at 76
  • 1939 Cornelis JK van Aalst, president Dutch Business Society, dies at 73
  • 1942 Ted Arnold, cricketer (160 runs & 31 wkts in 10 Tests for Eng), dies
  • 1943 H van Zanten, guerrilla leader on North Sumatra, executed
  • 1944 Fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed
  • 1952 Sergei Bortkiewicz, composer, dies at 75
  • 1956 Risto Ryti, Finnish minister/premier/president, dies at 67
  • 1957 Henry C van de Velde, Flemish painter/architect, dies at 94
  • 1957 Lord Dunsany, [Edward J M D Plunkett], author (Jorkens), dies at 79
  • 1957 Maria "Mary" Beekman, actress (Modern Landhaaien), dies at 73

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1957 Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], American gangster (Murder Inc), murdered at 55

  • 1959 Bob Murphy, TV host (RFD America), dies at 42
  • 1960 José Padilla, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge), dies at 71
  • 1961 Peter Jensen, co-inventer (loud speaker), dies at 75
  • 1963 Abu-Bakr Khairat, composer, dies at 53
  • 1964 Belle Montrose, actress (Mrs Harrison-Hathaways), dies at 78
  • 1968 Jean Schlumberger, French writer (Passions), dies
  • 1969 Rudolf Forster, actor (Threepenny Opera, Tonio Kroeger), dies at 84
  • 1971 Albertus W "Albert" van Dalsum, actor/director (King Lear), dies at 82
  • 1972 Norman Norell [Levinson], US fashion designer, dies at 72
  • 1973 Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner (Olympic-gold 1960, 64), dies at 41
  • 1973 G Paul H Schuitema, graphically designer/photographer, dies
  • 1975 Frank Puglia actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book), dies at 83
  • 1976 Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French writer (Last Days), dies at 73
  • 1981 Ariel Durant, US author (Story of Civilization), dies at 83
  • 1983 Hermann Ambrosius, composer, dies at 86
  • 1984 Pascale Ogier, actress (Ghost Dance), dies of heart attack at 24
  • 1985 Elsa Moranet, writer, dies at 67
  • 1985 Morton Downey, singer (Star of the Family), dies at 83
  • 1986 Forrest Tucker, actor (O'Rourke-F Troop, Dusty Trail), dies at 67
  • 1987 Cecil Brown, news correspondent (CBS), dies at 80
  • 1988 Bill Cody, actor (Blazing Justice, Ghost City), dies at 75
  • 1989 Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer (Men of Goods), dies
  • 1989 Mary McCarthy, author (Group), dies, at 77
  • 1991 Bill Graham, rock concert promoter (Filmore, Dylan), dies at 60
  • 1991 Khigh Dhiegh, actor (Forbidden Nights), dies of heat failure at 75
  • 1992 Adelino Da Palma Carlos, PM of Portugal (1974), dies

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1992 Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road), dies at 56

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • 1993 Francisco Velis, El Salvador guerilla leader (FMLN), murdered
  • 1993 Mary C Lawton, jurist (CIA's Agency Seal Medallion), dies at 58
  • 1993 Philip P Cohen, Doctor (Nobel), dies at 85
  • 1993 Vincent Price, actor (Raven, Fly), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • 1993 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 54
  • 1994 Anthony David Machell Cox, medievalist, dies at 81
  • 1994 Mildred Natwick, US actress (Barefoot in Park), dies at 89

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1995 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), dies of prostate cancer at 77

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1995 David Healy, actor (Supergirl, Doomsday Gun, Patton), dies at 64
  • 1995 Kenneth Kweku Sinaman Dadzie, diplomat, dies at 65
  • 1995 Robert Grieve, civil Servant, dies at 84
  • 1995 Viveca Lindfors, actress (Stargate, Luba, Misplaced), dies at 74

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1999 Payne Stewart, American golfer, dies in a plane crash at 42

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Payne Stewart
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Payne Stewart

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2002 Richard Harris, Irish actor (A Man Called Horse, This Sporting Life) and singer (MacArthur Park) dies of Hodgkin's disease at 72

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • 2004 John Peel, English DJ and Broadcaster dies of a heart attack aged 65
  • 2008 Anne Pressly, American news anchor (b. 1982)
  • 2010 Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican musician (b. 1951)
  • 2010 Vesna Parun, Croatian poet (b. 1922)
  • 2010 Lisa Blount, American actress and producer (b. 1957)
  • 2012 Jacques Barzun, French author, dies at 104
  • 2012 John Connelly, English footballer, dies from cancer at 74
  • 2013 Marcia Wallace, American actress, dies from pneumonia at 70
  • 2013 Hal Needham, American stuntman, dies from cancer at 82

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2013 Bill Sharman, American basketball player, dies from complications from a stroke at 87

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • 2013 Nigel Davenport, English actor, dies at 85
  • 2015 Lisa Jardine, British historian and writer, dies of cancer at 71