Famous Deaths on September 16

  • 655 Martinus I, bannished Pope (649-53), dies
  • 1087 Victor III, [Dauferio/Desiderius], Italian Pope (1086-87), dies
  • 1100 Bernold of Constance, German chronicler (b. 1054)
  • 1345 John IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1295)
  • 1380 Charles V, the Wise, King of France (1364-80), dies
  • 1394 Clement VII, [Robert de Geneve], Pope (1378-94), dies
  • 1406 Cyprian, Metropolitan of Moscow (b. 1336)
  • 1498 Tomas de Torquemada, inquisitor who burned 10,000 people, dies
  • 1542 Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded
  • 1589 Michael Baius, Flemish theologian (b. 1513)
  • 1652 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, Dutch composer, dies at 61
  • 1672 Anne Bradstreet, New England's first published poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1696 Lambert Pietkin, Flemish composer, dies at 83
  • 1701 James II [Stuart], King of England (1685-88), dies at 68
  • 1701 James II of England and VII of Scotland (b. 1633)
  • 1736 Daniel G Fahrenheit, Prussian/Neth physicist (thermometer), dies at 50
  • 1775 Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst, English privy councillor (b. 1684)
  • 1798 Damasus Brosmann, composer, dies at 67
  • 1803 Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (b. 1754)

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1824 Louis XVIII SX, earl of Province/king of France (1814-24), dies

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
Louis XVIII
  • 1829 Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman (b. 1771)
  • 1834 Antoine-Vincent Arnault, French writer (Guillaume the Nassau), dies
  • 1845 John Kinker, translator/philosopher/poet, dies at 81
  • 1864 John Hanning Speke, English explorer (b. 1827)
  • 1865 Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general (b. 1792)
  • 1896 Carlos Gomez, composer, dies at 60
  • 1898 Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (b. 1827)
  • 1911 Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (Ascent of Matterhorn), dies
  • 1920 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32
  • 1925 Leo Fall, Austria operetta composer (That Pink von Stambul), dies at 52
  • 1925 Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (b. 1888)
  • 1926 Rudolf C Eucken, German philosopher (Nobel 1908), dies at 80
  • 1932 Ronald Ross, British pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, dies at 75
  • 1933 George Gore, baseball player (b. 1857)
  • 1936 Irving Thalberg, US producer (MGM), dies
  • 1936 Karl Buresch, Austrian politician, dies
  • 1944 Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1870)
  • 1945 John "Pa" van de Steur, philanthropist (Java), dies at 80
  • 1945 John McCormack, Irish singer (Irish national anthem/folk songs), dies
  • 1946 James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (The Mysterious Universe), dies at 69
  • 1946 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), dies at 63
  • 1948 Ferdinand I MKLM, prince of Saxony-Coburg/tsar of Bulgaria, dies
  • 1950 Pedro De Cordoba, actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire), dies at 68
  • 1953 Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro-chemistry), dies
  • 1955 Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), dies at 81
  • 1957 Ch'i Pai-shih, traditional Chinese painter, dies at 93
  • 1961 A P F Chapman, cricketer (26 Tests for England), dies
  • 1961 Yme C Schuitmaker, potato farmer/dramatist, dies
  • 1962 Saif al-Islam Achmad, monarch of Yemen, dies at about 71
  • 1964 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Das Totenliebespar), dies at 76
  • 1965 Ahn Eak-tai, Korean musician, composer, and conductor (b. 1906)
  • 1971 Ferdinand LR Sassen, priest/philosopher (Descartes), dies at 77
  • 1973 Frederic Meyer, actor (Faraway Hill), dies at 63
  • 1973 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist, dies at 74
  • 1975 Irene Hayes, Ziegfeld girl and businesswoman (b. 1896)
  • 1977 Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29
  • 1977 Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53
  • 1979 Nur Mohammed Taraki, president of Afghanistan (1978-79), killed
  • 1982 Rolfe Sedan, actor (Mr Beasley-Burns & Allen Show), dies at 86
  • 1987 Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic (b. 1922)
  • 1990 Loretta Tupper, radio/TV entertainer, dies of cancer at 84
  • 1990 Steve Condos, tap dancer, dies of heart attack at 71
  • 1991 Carol White, actress (Prehistoric Women, Dulcima), dies at 47
  • 1992 Duke Robbins, entertainer, dies of pneumonia at 71
  • 1992 Lee Tully, entertainer, dies
  • 1992 Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82), dies at 82
  • 1993 Johanna F Zandstra-Giezen, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 111
  • 1993 Willie Mosconi, world billiards champ, dies of heart attack at 80
  • 1994 Alain Bernardin, impressario of the Crazy Horse Saloon, dies at 78
  • 1994 Albert de Courtray, French archbishop of Lyon/cardinal, dies at 71
  • 1994 Bernie Lazaroff Leighton, pianist, dies at 73
  • 1994 Dolly Hare, German/British actress (Broken Blossom), dies at 84
  • 1994 Jack Dodson, actor (Howard Sprague - "The Andy Griffith Show"), dies at 63
  • 1995 Michael Balfour, historian, dies at 86
  • 1995 Pierre Olaf, cabaret artist/clown, dies at 67
  • 1996 Andrew MacElhone, bar owner, dies at 73
  • 1996 Gene Nelson, actor/dancer (SOB, Purple Hills, Starlift), dies at 76
  • 1996 McGeorge Bundy, US national security advisor (1961-66), dies at 77
  • 1997 Antony Kearey, television producer, dies at 77
  • 2000 Georgiy Gongadze, Ukrainian journalist (b. 1969)
  • 2001 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (b. 1918)
  • 2002 James Gregory, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller), dies at 90
  • 2003 Sheb Wooley, singer and actor (b. 1921)
  • 2004 Izora Rhodes Armstead, American singer (The Weather Girls), dies at 62

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2005 Gordon Gould, American physicist (inventor of the laser) dies at 85

Physicist Gordon Gould
Physicist
Gordon Gould
  • 2005 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, dies at 83
  • 2006 Rob Levin, creator of Freenode (b. 1955)
  • 2006 Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Robert Jordan, author of the Wheel of Time series (b. 1948)
  • 2008 Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer for Motown (I Heard It Through the Grapevine), dies at 68
  • 2009 Myles Brand, NCAA President (b. 1942)

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2009 Mary Travers, American folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary), dies of leukemia at 72

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • 2012 John Ingle, American actor, dies from cancer at 84
  • 2012 Ragnhild Alexandra [Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen], Norwegian princess, dies of cancer at 82
  • 2013 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), dies at 69
  • 2016 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian President (1999-2006) and Prime Minister (1993-94), dies at 95

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2016 Edward Albee, American playwright (Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?), dies at 88

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee