Famous Deaths on 28th September

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48 BC Pompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman general and politician, dies at 59

Roman Military and Political Leader Pompey the Great
Roman Military and Political Leader
Pompey the Great
  • 235 Saint Pontianus, Pope
  • 876 Louis the German, King of Eastern Francia (b. 804)
  • 929 Wenceslaus I, duke of Bohemia, murdered
  • 935 Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (b. 907)
  • 1104 Pedro I, king of Navarra & Aragon, dies
  • 1197 Henry VI von Hohenstaufen, Roman Catholic German King (1169-97), dies
  • 1296 Adolf VII, earl of Mountain (1259-96), dies
  • 1429 Cymburgis of Masovia, wife of Duke Ernest of Austria
  • 1509 Siwara/Sjoerd Aylva, Fries army leader (siege of Franeker)
  • 1582 George Buchanan, Scottish historian (b. 1506)
  • 1618 Gilles van Ledenberg, sec of Utrecht States (1588-1618), suicide at 68
  • 1618 Joshua Sylvester, English poet (b. 1563)
  • 1649 Ottavio Vernizzi, composer, dies at 79
  • 1652 John Asselijn, landscape painter/etcher, dies at about 42
  • 1657 Emilia Secunda Antwerpiana, daugher of Willem of Orange, dies at 75
  • 1667 Jacobus Golius, mathematician/founder (Leidse observ), dies at 71
  • 1687 Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (b. 1623)
  • 1694 Mouton, mathematician, dies
  • 1702 Robert Spencer 2nd earl of Sunderland, Engl PM (1687-88), dies at 61
  • 1742 Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (b. 1663)
  • 1757 Andrea Zani, composer, dies at 60
  • 1759 Cornelis Pronk, portrait painter/cartoonist, dies at 67
  • 1781 William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, British diplomat and statesman (b. 1717)
  • 1789 Thomas Day, author, killed by fall from a horse at Wargrave Berkshire
  • 1815 Nicolas Desmarest, French geographer (Volcanos), dies at 90
  • 1819 Karl Haack, composer, dies at 68
  • 1833 Lemuel Haynes, Revolutionary War veteran, dies at 88
  • 1844 Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and statesman (b. 1769)
  • 1852 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, composer, dies at 60
  • 1859 Rinse Posthumus, Fries writer, dies
  • 1868 Thomas Carmichael Hindman, attorney/Confederate gen-mjr, shot at 40
  • 1869 Libri, mathematician, dies
  • 1873 Emile Gaboriau, detective writer (Monsieur Lecoq), dies at 37
  • 1875 Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet, dies at 58 [OS]
  • 1879 Nathan C Meeker, US, poet/writer, murdered
  • 1884 Fred Morley, cricket lefty quick (16 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng), dies

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1891 Herman Melville, American writer (Billy Budd, Moby-Dick), dies at 72

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville

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1895 Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist (Pasteurization), dies at 72

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur
  • 1899 Giovanni Segantini, Italian painter (Become his fare), dies
  • 1902 Emile Zola, French writer (Nana/Germinal/J'accuse), dies at 62
  • 1903 Jesus Monasterio, composer, dies at 67
  • 1907 Frederich I W L, Grand Duke of Baden (1856-1907), dies at 81
  • 1911 Louis Pincoffs, businessman/Dutch politician 1st-Chamber, dies
  • 1914 Stevan Mokranjac, composer, dies at 58
  • 1914 Richard Sears, businessman (Sears, Roebuck and Company) (b. 1863)
  • 1915 Saitou Hajime, 3rd squad leader of the Shinsengumi died under name of Goro Fujita (b. 1844)
  • 1918 Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1858)
  • 1918 Freddie Stowers, American soldier (b. 1896)
  • 1922 Andrejs Jurjans, composer, dies at 65
  • 1928 Con Conrad, dies
  • 1935 W.K. Dickson, Scottish inventor (b. 1860)
  • 1938 Charles Duryea, American inventor (first American car), dies at 76
  • 1939 Felicjan Szopski, composer, dies at 74
  • 1942 Evelyn Thatcher, dies
  • 1943 Charles Vintcent, cricketer (played in South Africa's 1st 3 tests), dies
  • 1943 Fritzi Brunette, dies
  • 1946 Jean Van de Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter, dies
  • 1947 Francisco Santiago, composer, dies at 58
  • 1947 William B Davidson, dies
  • 1948 EJ Ratcliffe, dies
  • 1948 Gregg Toland, cinematographer, dies at 44
  • 1952 Paul Hastings Allen, composer, dies at 68

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1953 Edwin Hubble, American astronomer, first to announce existence of other galaxies, dies at 63

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
Edwin Hubble
  • 1954 Bert Lytell, actor (Henry-One Man's Family), dies at 69
  • 1954 Morten Korch, dies
  • 1955 Arthur Donaldson, dies
  • 1957 Albert Ascoli, Italian developed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, dies
  • 1957 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer, dies at 67
  • 1959 Gerard Hoffnung, artist/humorist/musician, dies
  • 1959 Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)
  • 1961 Michael Shepley, actor (Dick & the Duchess), dies at 54
  • 1964 George Dyson, composer, dies at 81
  • 1964 Harpo [Arthur] Marx, comedian (Marx Bros), dies at 75
  • 1964 Nacio Herb Brown, dies
  • 1965 Eddie Gribbon, actor (Keystone Kops), dies after long illness
  • 1966 Eric Fleming, actor (Gil-Rawhide), dies at 41
  • 1966 Lucky Millinder, bandleader/singer, dies
  • 1968 Corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64
  • 1970 Gamal' Abd al-Nassar, Egypt Pres (1953-70), dies of heart attack at 52
  • 1970 John Roderigo Dos Passos, US writer (Manhattan Transfer), dies at 74
  • 1972 Maurice Thiriet, composer, dies at 66
  • 1973 Mantan Moreland, comedian (Watermelon Man), dies at 71
  • 1973 Norma Crane, actress (Rayola-Mr Peepers), dies of cancer at 44
  • 1973 Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66
  • 1974 Raymond Largay, actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl), dies at 88
  • 1975 Agnes Windeck, dies
  • 1975 Sidney Fields, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 77
  • 1978 Pope John Paul I [Albino Luciani], 263rd Roman Catholic Pope, dies after 33 days as pope at 65
  • 1979 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), dies at 26
  • 1981 Rómulo Betancourt, President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
  • 1982 Larry Breeding, actor (Who's Watching the Kids), dies on 36th birthday
  • 1982 Mabel Albertson, actress (Gazebo, Bewitched), dies of Alzheimer at 81
  • 1986 Carmen DeRue, entertainer, dies
  • 1986 Robert Helpmann, actor (Second Time Lucky, Patrick), dies at 77
  • 1987 Mehdi Hashemi, Iranian aid of Ayatollah Khomeini, shot for treason
  • 1988 Ethel Grandin, silent screen actress (Deserter), dies at 94
  • 1988 Marjorie Bonner Lowry, actress (Reno, Poor Girls), dies at 83

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1989 Ferdinand Marcos, President of Philippines (1965-86), dies in Honolulu at 72

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

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1991 Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter, dies of pneumonia at 65

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 1992 John Leech, British mathematician, dies at 66
  • 1993 Alfonso Balcazar, dies
  • 1993 Gustavo Brillembourg, Venez/US advocate, dies in an accident at 35
  • 1993 Peter De Vries, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 83
  • 1993 Fraser MacPherson, Canadian jazz saxophonist (b. 1928)
  • 1993 Alexander A. Drabik, American soldier (b. 1910)
  • 1994 Harry Saltzman, producer (Dr No, Nijinski), dies at 78
  • 1994 Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Mexican PRI-politician, murdered at 48
  • 1994 Juliette Lady Huxley Baillot, author, dies at 96
  • 1994 Warwick Hutton, artist, dies at 55
  • 1994 Urmas Alender, Estonian singer and musician (b. 1953)
  • 1995 Eddy Grove, dies
  • 1995 Lynette Roberts, poet, dies at 86
  • 1995 Olive Gibbs, peace campaigner, dies at 77
  • 1996 Bob Gibson, folk singer, dies at 64

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2000 Pierre Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1919)

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • 2002 Patsy Mink, U.S. Congresswoman (b. 1927)
  • 2002 Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman (Molson family), senator and sports executive (Montreal Canadiens) (b. 1907)
  • 2003 Althea Gibson, American tennis player (b. 1927)
  • 2003 Elia Kazan, Greek-born American film director (b. 1909)
  • 2003 George Odlum, Saint Lucian politician (b. 1934)
  • 2004 Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (b. 1924)
  • 2004 Scott Muni, American disc jockey (b. 1930)
  • 2005 Constance Baker Motley, American judge (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Wally Parks, Founder of the NHRA (b. 1913)
  • 2008 Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres)
  • 2009 Ulf Larsson, Swedish actor (b. 1956)
  • 2009 Guillermo Endara, former President of Panama (b. 1936)
  • 2010 Dolores Wilson, American opera singer (b. 1928)
  • 2015 Frankie Ford [Frank Guzzo], American rock vocalist (Sea Cruise), dies at 76