Famous Deaths on October 9

  • 1047 Clemens II, [Suitger], Pope (1046-47), dies (b. 1005)
  • 1253 Robert Grosseteste, English scientist, scholastic philosopher, theologian and Bishop of Lincoln, dies at around 78
  • 1273 Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany
  • 1326 Reinald I, earl of Gelre/monarch, went insane, dies
  • 1390 Johan I, king of Castile (1379-90), dies
  • 1423 Frederik III of Blankenheim, bishop of Straatsburg/Utrecht, dies
  • 1436 Jacoba van Bavarian, countess of Holland/Zealand, dies at 35
  • 1555 Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (b. 1493)
  • 1562 Gabriel Fallopius, Modena Italy, anatomist, dies
  • 1562 Gabriele Falloppio/Gabriel Fallopius, Modena Italy, anatomist and early advocate for the use of condoms. (b. 1523)
  • 1569 Vladimir of Staritsa, Russian prince (b. 1533)
  • 1597 Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1537)
  • 1646 Baltasar Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip IV, dies
  • 1688 Claude Perrault, French Architect and Physician, dies at 75
  • 1691 William Sacheverell, English statesman (b. 1638)
  • 1709 Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, English mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1640)
  • 1729 Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (b. 1654)
  • 1769 Marianus Konigsperger, composer, dies at 60
  • 1781 Thomas Alexander Erskine Kelly, composer, dies at 49
  • 1793 Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, French missionary (b. 1718)
  • 1797 Elijah B Solomon Zalman, rabbi/Gaon of Vilna Latvia, dies at 77

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1806 Benjamin Banneker, African American astronomer, mathematician and surveyor of Washington D.C., dies at 74

Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author Benjamin Banneker
Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author
Benjamin Banneker
  • 1821 Georg-Friederich Fuchs, composer, dies at 68
  • 1831 Ioannis Kapodistrias, President (1829-31) and founding father of modern Greece.
  • 1837 Charles Fourier, French utopian socialist (Harmony universal), dies
  • 1841 Karl F Schinkel, German painter/writer (Neue Wache), dies at 60
  • 1873 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • 1891 Johannes Tideman, theologist, dies at 83
  • 1897 John Heemskerk Azn, Dutch Internal minister (1866..88), dies at 79
  • 1900 Heinrich von Herzogenberg, composer, dies at 57
  • 1906 Joseph Glidden, American inventor (barbed wire) and businessman, dies at 93
  • 1907 Romualdo Marenco, composer, dies at 66
  • 1912 Millie & Christine McCoy, American Siamese twins born slaves, die at 61
  • 1915 Constant A M Cap, Flemish poet/etcher, dies at 73
  • 1917 Hussain Kamil, sultan of Egypt (1914-17), dies at 63
  • 1918 Michail V Alekseyev, Russian general (WW I), murdered at 60
  • 1924 Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873)
  • 1934 J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer/premier/foreign minister, murdered
  • 1934 King Alexander, of Yugoslavia, killed by Georgief (Croatian terrorist)
  • 1937 August de Boeck, composer, dies at 72
  • 1937 George AA Alting van Geusau, Dutch min of war (1918-20), dies at 73
  • 1940 Wilfred Grenfell, English medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador (b. 1865).
  • 1941 Helen Morgan, American singer/actress, dies of liver ailment at 41
  • 1943 Gerard W Kerncamp, historian/editor-in-chief (Green Amsterdam), dies
  • 1943 Jan Dieters, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed
  • 1943 Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed
  • 1943 Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Nobel Prize 1902 for Zeeman effect), dies at 78
  • 1949 Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer, dies at 70

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1950 George Hainsworth, National Hockey League goaltender, dies in a car accident at 55

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1955 Alice Joyce, actress (Song O' My Heart), dies at 65
  • 1956 Marie Doro, American actress (b. 1882)
  • 1958 Pius XII, [Eugenio Pacelli], Pope (1939-58), dies at 82
  • 1960 Howard Glenn, NY Titan, dies of injuries sustain in this day's game
  • 1962 Lulu McConnell, comediene (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 80
  • 1963 Thurlow Weed Lieurance, composer, dies at 85
  • 1967 Andre Maurois, [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac), dies

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1967 Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician, executed in Bolivia at 39

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • 1967 Gordon Allport, US Psychologist (personalities), dies at 69
  • 1968 Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed
  • 1970 Jean Giono, French writer (Le Hussard sur le toit), dies at 75
  • 1972 Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter, dies at 72
  • 1972 Miriam Hopkins, actress (Carrie, Barbary Coast), dies at 69

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1974 Oskar Schindler, German businessman (b. 1908)

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Industrialist
Oskar Schindler
  • 1976 Walter Warlimont, German General WWII (b. 1894)
  • 1978 Jacques Brel, Belgian chansonnier, buried on Atuama, dies at 49
  • 1982 Anna Freud, Austria/Engl psychoanalyst/daughter of Sigmund, dies at 86
  • 1983 Sun Suk Joon, South Korean vice premier, murdered
  • 1985 Emílio Garrastazu Médici, president of Brazil (b. 1905)
  • 1987 Clare A Booth Luce, US diplomat/journalist, dies at 84
  • 1987 Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (b. 1908)
  • 1988 Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
  • 1988 Felix Wankel, developer of Wankel rotary engine, dies
  • 1989 Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)
  • 1990 Richard Murdoch, actor (Lilli Marlene), dies of heart attack at 83
  • 1991 Roy Black, German singer/actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies
  • 1991 Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of heart attack at 51
  • 1993 C R Rangachari, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • 1993 Geert de Vlaeminck, Belgian champion cyclist, dies at 26
  • 1994 Fred Lebow, US founder of New York Marathon, dies of cancer
  • 1994 James Hill, English director/screenwriter (Born Free), dies at 75
  • 1994 Joan Dickson, British cellist and teacher, dies at 72
  • 1994 Raich Carter, footballer, dies at 80

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1995 Alec Douglas-Home, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1963-64), dies at 92

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
  • 1995 John Alfred Scali, journalist/diplomat, dies at 77
  • 1995 Kukrit Pramoj, PM of Thailand (1975-76), dies at 84
  • 1995 Lord Home of Hirsel, cricket (Middlesex player later British PM), dies
  • 1995 Patric William Billy Walker, astrologer, dies at 64
  • 1995 Phillip Jack Oppenheimer, diamond trader, dies at 83
  • 1996 Alan Charles Downes, cameraman, dies at 58
  • 1996 Harvey Vernon, actor (Jasper-Carter Country), dies at 69
  • 1996 Nigel Thomas Loveridge Fisher, politician, dies at 83
  • 1996 Richard Clarkson, aerodynamicist, dies at 94
  • 1997 Arthur Tracy, radio personality (Street Singer), dies at 98
  • 1999 Milt Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (b. 1923)
  • 1999 Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (b. 1914)
  • 2000 David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945)
  • 2000 Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1918)
  • 2001 Dagmar, American television personality (b. 1921)
  • 2001 Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2002 Charles Guggenheim, American film director/producer (b. 1924)
  • 2002 Aileen Wournos, American serial killer sentenced to death (b. 1956)
  • 2005 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (b. 1913)
  • 2006 Paul Hunter, English professional snooker player (b. 1978)
  • 2006 Raymond Noorda, American co-founder and long time CEO of Novell (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (b. 1922)
  • 2008 Gidget Gein, American musician (b. 1969)
  • 2011 Pavel Karelin, Russian ski jumper (b. 1989)
  • 2012 Harris Savides, American cinematographer., dies from brain cancer at 55
  • 2013 Wilfried Martens, Belgian Prime Minister, dies from pancreatic cancer at 77
  • 2014 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer, dies from complications of dementia 89
  • 2015 Geoffrey Howe, British politician (Chancellor and Foreign Secretary under Thatcher), dies at 88
  • 2015 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, dies at 79
  • 2015 Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), dies at 84
  • 2016 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, dies of heart disease at 60
  • 2016 Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director (Ashes & Diamonds, Man of Iron), dies at 90