Famous Deaths on October 30

  • 1459 Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini, chancellor of Florence, dies
  • 1522 Jean Mouton, French composer
  • 1553 Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (b. 1489)
  • 1583 Pirro Ligorio, Italian architect/painter/archaeologist, dies at 83
  • 1602 Jean-Jacques Boissard, French poet (b. 1528)
  • 1611 Karl IX, King of Sweden (1604-11), dies
  • 1626 Willebrord Snellius (also Snell and Snel van Royen), Dutch astronomer/mathematician, dies at about 46
  • 1632 Henri de Montmorency, French duke/plotter, beheaded
  • 1654 Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (b. 1633)
  • 1661 Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter, dies at 74
  • 1667 Johann Jakob Wolleb, composer, dies at 54
  • 1676 Ahmed Koprulu, Turkish great vizer (siege of Candia, Kreta), dies
  • 1680 Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic (b. 1616)
  • 1685 Michel le Tellier, French statesman (b. 1603)
  • 1690 Hieronymus van Beverningk, Duitch general, dies at 76
  • 1757 Osman III, sultan of Turkey (1754-57), dies
  • 1785 Gustaf P Creutz, Swedish diplomat/poet (Daphne), dies at 54
  • 1787 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat, dies at 58

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1809 William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1783, Tory: 1807-09), dies after an operation to remove a kidney stone at 71

British Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck
British Prime Minister
William Cavendish-Bentinck
  • 1816 Frederick I of Württemberg (b. 1754)
  • 1833 Pieter G Witsen Geysbeek, historian/literary, dies at 58
  • 1842 Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author (b. 1784)
  • 1853 Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (Potifar, Giacobbe), dies at 66
  • 1862 Ormsby Mcknight Mitchel, US astronomer, Union Major General, dies at 53
  • 1883 Johann Vesque von Puttlingen, composer, dies at 80
  • 1885 Gustav Merkel, German organist and composer, dies at 57

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1893 John Abbott, 3rd PM of Canada (C) (1891-92), dies of brain cancer at 72

3rd Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott
3rd Prime Minister of Canada
John Abbott
  • 1894 Honoré Mercier, politician, Premier of Quebec (b. 1840)
  • 1898 Yakov Petrovich Polonsky Russian poet (Stichotvorenija), dies at 78
  • 1899 William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist (b. 1816)
  • 1901 ... Opperman, South African Boer general (Spy), killed in battle
  • 1901 U Benson, British lt-col (Magers' fountain), killed in battle
  • 1910 J Henri Dunant, Swiss writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA), dies
  • 1912 Jan Karol Gali, composer, dies at 56
  • 1912 James S. Sherman, Vice President of the United States (b. 1855)
  • 1914 Ernst Stadler, German poet (Der Aufbruch), dies fighting in WWI at 31
  • 1915 Gervys Rignold Hazlitt, cricketer (9 Tests for Aust 1907-12), dies

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1915 Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of heart failure at 94

6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper
6th Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper
  • 1916 Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer, dies at 70

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1923 Andrew Bonar Law, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1922-23), dies of throat cancer at 64

British Prime Minister Bonar Law
British Prime Minister
Bonar Law
  • 1928 Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, composer, dies at 55
  • 1932 Paul S Methuen, English baron/fieldmarshal/gov of Natal, dies at 87
  • 1936 Teddy Wynyard, cricketer (three Tests for England 1896-1906), dies
  • 1944 Paul Emile Ladmirault, composer, dies at 66
  • 1953 Emmerich Kálmán, Hungarian composer of operettas, dies at 71

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1956 Pío Baroja y Nessi, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer), dies at 83

Spanish Writer Pío Baroja
Spanish Writer
Pío Baroja
  • 1957 Fred Beebe, baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1958 Rose Macaulay, writer, dies at 77
  • 1959 Blonde Dolly, [Sybille A J Niemans], society prostitute, dies at 33
  • 1960 Alfred Hill, New Zealand Australian composer (Hinemoa), dies at 90
  • 1961 Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president Italy, dies
  • 1966 Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (b. 1906)
  • 1967 Charles Trowbridge, actor (Mummy's Hand), dies at 85
  • 1968 Conrad Richter, US writer (Light in the Forest), dies at 78
  • 1968 Pert Kelton, actress (Cavalcade of Stars), dies at 61
  • 1969 Pops Foster, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1971 Osvald Chlubna, composer, dies at 78
  • 1972 Alan Roth, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68
  • 1973 Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer, dies at 77
  • 1975 Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  • 1979 Sir Barnes Wallis, British scientist, engineer and inventor (b. 1887)
  • 1979 Donna Rachele Mussolini, Italian, wife of Benito Mussolini (b. 1890)
  • 1981 Georges Brassens, French screenwriter, dies
  • 1984 June Duprez, actress (Calcutta, Tiger Fang), dies at 66
  • 1984 Mario Gallo, actor (Delvecchio), dies at 61
  • 1985 Kirby Grant, actor/singer (Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74
  • 1986 Andrzej Markowski, composer, dies at 62
  • 1988 John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase), dies at 86
  • 1988 Sugar Geise, actress (Rhythm Parade), dies after brief illness at 71
  • 1988 T. Hee, American animator (b. 1911)
  • 1990 Craig Russell, female impersonator, dies of an AIDS-stroke at 42
  • 1990 Henry Lauter, actor (Tarzan's Fight), dies
  • 1991 Johan Mekkink, painter, dies
  • 1991 Ken Hardin, producer, dies at 62
  • 1991 William Shea, (Shea Stadium namesake), dies at 84
  • 1992 Joan Mitchell, American painter and printmaker dies of cancer aged 67
  • 1993 Hernan Heleno Castro, El Salvadorian guerilla leader, murdered
  • 1993 Paul Grégoire, Archbishop of Montreal (b. 1911)
  • 1994 Martyn Wiley, writer/broadcaster, dies at 40
  • 1994 Nyanaponika, [Siegmund Feniger), German scholar/author, dies at 93
  • 1995 Brian Easdale, composer, dies at 86
  • 1995 Terry Southern, writer, dies at 71
  • 1996 Alexander d'Arbeloff, entrepreneur, dies at 101
  • 1996 Leon Lewis, US radio talk show host (WMCA, 1970-80), dies at 81
  • 1996 Rohan Butler, historian, dies at 79
  • 1997 Sam Fuller, director/writer (Big Red One), dies at 86

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2000 Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer (b. 1921)

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 2002 Jam Master Jay, American rapper and musician (Run DMC) (b. 1965)
  • 2002 Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2004 Peggy Ryan, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2005 Al Lopez, American baseball player and manager (b. 1908)
  • 2005 Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader (b. 1942)
  • 2006 Junji Kinoshita, Japanese playwright (b. 1914)
  • 2006 Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (b. 1926)

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2007 Robert Goulet, American entertainer (b. 1933)

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 2007 Linda Stein, Ramones manager and real estate broker (b. 1945)
  • 2007 Washoe, chimpanzee trained in American Sign Language (b. 1965)
  • 2007 John Woodruff, American athlete (b. 1915)
  • 2008 Pedro Pompilio Argentinian businessman (b. 1950)
  • 2009 Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist and ethnologist (b.1908)
  • 2010 Harry Mulisch, Dutch writer (b. 1927)
  • 2013 Frank Wess, American jazz musician, dies from a heart attack at 91
  • 2013 Pete Haycock, English guitarist, dies at 62
  • 2015 Al Molinaro, American actor (Murray-Odd Couple, Al-Happy Days), dies at 96
  • 2015 Mel Daniels, American professional basketball player (Hall of Fame 2012), dies at 71