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 Johann Peter Hebel, German writer (Allemannische Gedichte), 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 [Israel Isidore Baline], American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history (God Bless America, White Xmas), 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 George Thomas, 1st Viscount Tonypandy, British politician (Speaker of the House of Commons), dies at 97
  • 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