Famous Deaths on 22nd September

  • 1072 Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian and scholar-official (b. 1007)
  • 1197 Petrus Cantor, French theologist (Verbum Abbreviatum), dies
  • 1253 Dogen Kigen, 1st Zen patriarch of Japanese Soto line, dies at 53
  • 1286 Mugaku Sogen, Zen Rinzai line founder of Engakuji temple, dies at 60
  • 1345 Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Leicester (b. 1281)
  • 1392 Aleid van Poelgeest, lover of earl Albrecht of Bavaria, murdered at 22
  • 1392 Willem Cuser, earl Albrecht of Beierens, murdered
  • 1399 Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician (b. 1366)
  • 1408 Johannes VII Palaeologus, Byzantine Emperor (1376-77, 90/1404-8), dies
  • 1520 Selim I, captured Baghdad/Sultan of Turkey (1512-20), dies at 53
  • 1531 Louise Van Savoye, French regent of king Francois I, dies at 55

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1539 Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism, dies at 70

Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak
Founder of Sikhism
Guru Nanak

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1554 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer/conquistador, led expedition of 1st Europeans to discover Grand Canyon

Explorer and Conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
Explorer and Conquistador
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
  • 1566 John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister, dies
  • 1607 Alessandro Agnolo Allori, Italian painter/carpet designer, dies at 72
  • 1658 Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (b. 1607)
  • 1662 John Biddle, English theologian (b. 1615)
  • 1702 Hoessein Koprulu, Turkish great vizer (peace of Karlowitz), dies
  • 1703 Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician and scientist (b. 1622)
  • 1712 Jose Solana, composer, dies at 69
  • 1737 Francesco Mancini, composer, dies at 65
  • 1737 Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer, dies at 69
  • 1774 Clement XIV, [Giovanni Ganganelli], Pope (1769-74), dies

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1776 Nathan Hale, US captain/patriot/spy, hanged by the British for spying at 21

US Patriot and Soldier Nathan Hale
US Patriot and Soldier
Nathan Hale
  • 1796 George Wilhelm Gruber, composer, dies on 67th birthday
  • 1796 Joseph Lederer, composer, dies at 63
  • 1814 A W Iffland, writer, dies
  • 1826 J P Hebel, writer, dies at 66
  • 1828 Shaka, South African Zulu king, dies
  • 1852 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (b. 1783)
  • 1865 Heinrich Christian Pander, Russian zoologist, dies at 71
  • 1872 Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer (b. 1801)
  • 1873 Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1801)
  • 1880 G F Grace, cricketer (one Test v Australia), dies
  • 1881 Solomon L. Spink, U.S. Congressman from Illinois (b. 1831)
  • 1890 Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author, dies at 79
  • 1914 Alain-Fournier, French writer (Grand Meaulnes), dies in battle at 27
  • 1923 Marquess of Ripon, game hunter, dies, after shooting 52nd grouse
  • 1927 Giannotto Bastianelli, composer, dies at 44
  • 1935 Karl Schroder, composer, dies at 86
  • 1944 "Cab" Calloway, British scout, dies in battle of Oosterbeek
  • 1949 Sam Wood, US communist fighter/director (Night at Opera), dies at 66
  • 1952 Cor Ruys, actor (Princess Stage), dies at 62
  • 1952 Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first President of Finland (b. 1865)
  • 1953 William Brann, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa), dies

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1956 Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 79

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy
  • 1957 Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral (b. 1885)
  • 1959 Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60
  • 1959 Jane Winton, actress (Hell's Angel, Patsy, Don Juan), dies at 53
  • 1959 Josef Matthias Hauer, composer, dies at 76
  • 1960 Melanie Klein, Austria/British psycho analyst, dies at 78
  • 1961 Marion Davies, actress (Not So Dumb, 5 & 10), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1963 Fred Le Roux, cricketer (S Afr all-rounder in only Test), dies
  • 1969 Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico, dies at 59
  • 1971 Joseph Ford McGuinn, director, dies of heart attack at 67
  • 1971 Yvonne St Clair, dancer, dies at 57
  • 1972 Robert KJE Antonissen, South African literary, dies at 53
  • 1975 Franz Salmhofer, composer, dies at 75
  • 1975 Patricia Doyle, actress (Wuthering Heights), dies at 60
  • 1978 Lina Carstens, actress (Homeland, Broken Jug), dies at 85
  • 1981 Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (b. 1893)
  • 1985 Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate (Bild Zeitung), dies at 73
  • 1987 Christopher Stryker, entertainer, dies at 27
  • 1987 Dan Rowan, actor (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in), dies at 65
  • 1987 Louis Philip Kentner, composer, dies at 82
  • 1988 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (b. 1914)

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1989 Irving Berlin, composer (God Bless America), dies at 101

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1989 Jan Teulings, Dutch actor/director (Dorp aan de Rivier), dies
  • 1991 Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname religious leader, dies
  • 1991 Reynold Abel Dorris, (Broken Cord), dies at 23 in car crash
  • 1992 Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
  • 1993 Margaret MacDonald, maid to Queen Elizabeth, dies at 89
  • 1994 Forest Cowles Bud Forrest Sagendorf, cartoonist, dies at 79
  • 1994 John Edward Teddy Buckner, trumpeter, dies at 85
  • 1994 Leonard Geoffrey Feather, jazz critic/musician, dies at 80
  • 1994 Mattie Moss Clark, gospel Singer, dies at 69
  • 1995 Albert Goodwin, historian, dies at 89
  • 1995 Arthur Benfield, formed head of Cheshire CID, dies at 82
  • 1995 Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins, folk musician/composer, dies at 62
  • 1996 Dorothy Lamour, actress (Road to Bali, Road to Rio), dies at 81
  • 1996 Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer, dies at 72
  • 1996 Mohammed Ben Amhed Abdelghani, PM of Algeria (1979-84), dies
  • 1997 Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk, dies at 76
  • 1997 Eric William Hunter Christie, barrister, dies at 77
  • 1997 George Bryan Ingham, artist, dies at 61
  • 1997 Ruth Picardie, journalist, dies at 33
  • 1997 Shoichi Yokoi, Jap WW II fighter (surrendered in 1972), dies at 82
  • 1999 George C. Scott, American actor (Dr. Strangelove), dies of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm at 71
  • 1999 Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist, dies at 81
  • 2000 Rodney Anoa'i (Yokozuna), American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 2000 Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator, (b. 1916)
  • 2001 Isaac Stern, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1920)
  • 2002 Jan de Hartog, Dutch-born writer (b. 1914)
  • 2003 Gordon Jump, American television actor (b. 1932)
  • 2003 Hugo Young, British journalist (b. 1938)
  • 2004 Ray Traylor (The Big Boss Man), American professional wrestler (b. 1962)
  • 2006 Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951)
  • 2006 Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player (b. 1950)
  • 2007 Bodinho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1928)
  • 2007 Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (b. 1923)
  • 2008 Thomas Doerflein, German Zookeeper (b. 1963)
  • 2010 Eddie Fisher, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 2013 David Hubel, Canadian-born American neurologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 87

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2015 Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra], American baseball catcher, coach and manager (NY Yankees, Mets), dies at 90

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra