Famous Deaths on October 3

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42 BC Gaius Cassius Longinus, Roman senator and conspirator against Julius Caesar, dies during the Battle of Philippi

Roman Senator Gaius Cassius
Roman Senator
Gaius Cassius
  • 695 "Black Ewald", helper of Willibrord, murdered
  • 695 "White Ewald", helper of Willibrord, murdered
  • 1283 Dafydd ap Gruffyd, last monarch of Gwynnedd (North-Wales), dies
  • 1369 Margarete Maultasch, Countess of Tyrol (b. 1318)
  • 1564 Christophorus Fabritius, [Christoffel Smit], calvinist vicar, burned
  • 1568 Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain, dies at 23
  • 1596 Florent Chrestien, French writer (b. 1541)
  • 1611 Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (b. 1554)
  • 1629 Giorgi Saakadze, Georgian military leader (b. 1570)
  • 1646 Virgilio Mazzocchi, composer, dies at 49
  • 1649 Giovanni Diodati, Swiss Protestant clergyman (b. 1576)
  • 1653 Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, historian, dies at 41

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1656 Myles Standish, Plymouth Colony leader, dies of strangury at 72

Military Leader of Plymouth Colony Myles Standish
Military Leader of Plymouth Colony
Myles Standish
  • 1685 Fidel Molitor, Swiss composer, dies at 58
  • 1690 Robert Barclay, Scottish writer (b. 1648)
  • 1701 Joseph Williamson, English politician (b. 1633)
  • 1703 Pieter van Wooden, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
  • 1703 Richard Saab, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
  • 1704 Jean-Baptiste Denys, French physician who performed the 1st human blood transfusion, a xenotransfusion, dies at about 61
  • 1750 Georg Matthias Monn, composer, dies at 33
  • 1795 Tula, leader Curacaose slave uprising, executed
  • 1801 Philippe Henri, marquis de SĂ©gur, Marshal of France (b. 1724)
  • 1820 Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, composer, dies at 74
  • 1826 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Labyrinth), dies
  • 1828 Josephus Andreas Fodor, composer, dies at 77
  • 1838 Black Hawk (chief), Leader of the Sauk Native American tribe (b. 1767)
  • 1853 Andre Georges Louis Onslow, composer, dies at 69
  • 1862 Pleasant Adam Hackleman, Union brigadier general, dies in battle at 47
  • 1867 Elias Howe, American sewing machine pioneer (b. 1819)
  • 1873 Kintpuash, [Captain Jack], fought Modoc indians, Oregon, dies
  • 1877 James Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 63
  • 1881 Orson Pratt, American religious leader (b. 1811)
  • 1884 Hans Makart, Austrian painter (Geur), dies at 44
  • 1889 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), dies at 66
  • 1890 Andries Andre, actor (Trumpeter-Major), dies at 36
  • 1890 Joseph Hergenröther, German historian (b. 1824)
  • 1891 Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (b. 1842)
  • 1896 William Morris, artist and writer associated with Arts and Crafts movement, dies at 62 London
  • 1903 Benedetto Junck, composer, dies at 51
  • 1907 Alfred Reisenauer, composer, dies at 43
  • 1912 Guido Papini, composer, dies at 65
  • 1919 Daniel Brink Towner, American Hymn composer, dies at 69
  • 1929 Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (Nobel 1926), dies at 51
  • 1929 Jeanne Eagels, actress (The Letter), dies at 35
  • 1930 Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/etcher/author (Bauer), dies at 73
  • 1931 Carl August Nielsen, composer, dies at 66

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1936 John Heisman, American football coach, dies of pneumonia at 66

Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach John Heisman
Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach
John Heisman
  • 1941 Wilhelm Kienzl, Austria composer (Kuhreigen), dies at 84
  • 1952 Alfred Neumann, German writer, dies at 56
  • 1953 Arnold Bax, English composer known for his orchestral music (Coronation March), dies at 69
  • 1953 Florence Sabin, American Physician, dies at 82
  • 1954 Herbert Prior, actor (Pollyanna), dies at 87
  • 1959 William Bishop, actor (Steve-It's a Great Life), dies at 42
  • 1965 Zachary Scott, US actor, (Southerner, Flame of Islands), dies at 51
  • 1967 Woody Guthrie, rocker, dies of Huntington's Chorea at 55
  • 1967 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Last Night of Proms), dies at 72
  • 1967 Pinto Colvig, animation voice (Goofy, Pluto), dies at 75
  • 1967 Walter Muller von Kulm, Swiss composer, dies at 68
  • 1967 Woodrow Wilson "Woodie" Guthrie, US folk singer/guitarist, dies at 55
  • 1969 Skip James, American blues musician (b. 1902)
  • 1971 Leah Baird, writer (Jungle Bride), dies of anemia at 88
  • 1971 Sean O Riada, composer, dies at 40
  • 1975 Bauke Tuinstra, Fries notary/writer (Ealse & I), dies at 75
  • 1975 Guy Mollet, Prime Minister of France (1956-57), dies at 69
  • 1979 Charles White, artist, dies at 61 in Los Angeles
  • 1979 Claudia Jennings, playmate (Nov, 1969), dies in car crash at 29
  • 1981 Walter Mehring, writer, dies at 85
  • 1982 Roger J J Claessen, Belgian soccer star, dies at 41
  • 1982 Vivien Merchant, actress (Accident, Offense), dies at 53
  • 1983 John K M McCaffery, TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69
  • 1983 Kurt Kusenberg, writer, dies at 79
  • 1985 Charles Collingwood, newscaster (Chronicles), dies at 68
  • 1985 Maurice Copeland, actor (Ralph-Those Young Charmings), dies at 74
  • 1986 Vince DiMaggio, American Baseball Player (b. 1912)
  • 1987 Jean Anouilh, French dramatist (Ball of the Voleurs), dies at 77 (b. 1910)
  • 1988 Franz Josef Strauss, German politician, Minister of Defense (1956-62), dies at 73
  • 1988 Generoso Pope Jr, National Enquirer owner, dies at 61
  • 1989 Joseph Wybran, Belgian physician/Jews foreman, murdered
  • 1989 Del Wool [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, dies at 69
  • 1990 Stefano Casiraghi, Princess Caroline of Monaco husband, dies at 30
  • 1990 Eleanor Steber, eminent American soprano dies in Langhorne, PA
  • 1991 Max Cantor, journalist, dies
  • 1993 JH Scheps, Dutch MP (Social Democratic), dies at 93
  • 1993 Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1958)
  • 1993 Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1960)
  • 1994 Dennis Wolfberg, comedian (Quantum Leap), dies from cancer at 48
  • 1994 Dub Taylor, actor (Poor Pretty Eddie), dies of a heart attack at 87
  • 1994 Harriet Nelson, American actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 80
  • 1994 V, comedian/actor, dies at 48
  • 1994 Virginia Dale, US actress/dancer (Holiday Inn), dies at about 77
  • 1994 Walter C "Dub" Taylor II, US actor (You Can't Take it All), dies at 86
  • 1995 Molly Harris, actress/writer (Immortal), dies at 82
  • 1996 Denis Frank Owen, Natural historian, dies at 65
  • 1996 Eustace Wenworth Roskill, law lord, dies at 85
  • 1996 Thomas ap Rees, British botanist, dies in a cycling accident at 65
  • 1996 Tony Parker, oral historian, dies at 73
  • 1997 Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian, dies at 93
  • 1998 Roddy McDowall, English actor (b. 1928)
  • 1999 Akio Morita, Japanese businessman (b. 1921)
  • 2000 Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
  • 2000 John Grant, British politician (b. 1932)
  • 2002 Bruce Paltrow, American television and film producer (b. 1943)
  • 2002 Robert Krausz, Stock market advisor and investor (b. 1936)
  • 2003 Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2003 William Steig, American cartoonist and children's author (b. 1907)
  • 2004 John Cerutti, baseball player and announcer (b. 1960)

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2004 Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh
  • 2005 Ronnie Barker, English comic actor (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), dies at 76
  • 2006 Alberto Ramento, Filipina bishop (b. 1937)
  • 2006 John Crank, British mathematician (b. 1913)
  • 2006 Peter Norman, Australian track star (b. 1942)
  • 2007 M.N. Vijayan, Indian writer, orator, and academic
  • 2008 Karam ud Din, Pakistani Navy officer (b. 1941)
  • 2008 Aurel Stroe, Romanian composer, dies at 76
  • 2009 Queen Fatima, former Libyan queen (b. 1918)
  • 2010 Ben Mondor, Canadian-born American baseball executive (b. 1925)
  • 2015 Denis Healey, English politician (Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer), dies at 98
  • 2015 Dave Pike, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player, dies at 77