Famous Deaths on 3rd September

  • 1189 Jacob of Orleans, Rabbi, killed in anti Jewish riot in London England
  • 1205 Petrus van Poitiers, French theologist (Sententiarum libri V), dies
  • 1402 Gian Galeazzo Visconti, duke/tyrant of Milan (1395-1402), dies at 51
  • 1420 Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, regent of Scotland
  • 1592 Robert Greene, English writer (b. 1558)
  • 1634 Edward Coke, English Chief Justice/politician, dies
  • 1642 Elisabeth of Nassau, daughter of Willem I/Charlotte, dies at 65
  • 1653 Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguistic, dies at 65
  • 1655 Jan W van Brederode, Dutch governor/field marshal, dies at 56

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1658 Oliver Cromwell, English general (1653-58)/Lord Protector, dies at 59

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1662 William Lenthall, English politician (b. 1591)
  • 1667 Alonso Cano, Spanish painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 66
  • 1675 Pieter Boel, Flemish painter/etcher, dies
  • 1708 Christian Liebe, composer, dies at 53
  • 1720 Henri de Massue, French soldier and diplomat (b. 1648)
  • 1722 Ivan Skoropadsky, Hetman of Ukraine (b. 1646)
  • 1729 Jean Hardouin, French scholar (b. 1646)
  • 1739 George Lillo, English dramatist (Fatal Curiosity), dies at 46
  • 1766 Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (b. 1686)
  • 1790 Thomas Norris, composer, dies at 49
  • 1808 John Montgomery, American Continental Congressman (b. 1722)
  • 1811 Ignaz Franzl, composer, dies at 75
  • 1843 Cornelis PJ Elout, military/pres of West Sumatra, dies at 47
  • 1849 Earnest Freiherr von Feuchtersleben, Austria writer/physician, dies
  • 1857 M Heinrich C Lichtenstein, German zoologist/explorer, dies at 77
  • 1857 John McLoughlin, Canadian trapper (b. 1784)
  • 1860 Aleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (b. 1804)
  • 1866 Konstantin Flavitsky, Russian painter (b. 1830)
  • 1871 Vaclav Horak, composer, dies at 71
  • 1876 Felix, cricketer (legendary All-England player), dies
  • 1877 Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Rep (1871-77), dies at 80
  • 1883 Iwan Turgenjew, writer, dies at 64
  • 1886 William W. Snow, American politician (b. 1812)
  • 1890 Charles-A Chatrian, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 63
  • 1890 Willem Linnig Jr, Flemish painter/graphic artist, dies
  • 1893 James Harrison, Scottish-born inventor (b. 1816)
  • 1903 Joseph Skipsey, British poet (b. 1832)
  • 1908 Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, gov-gen (Dutch East-Indies), dies
  • 1914 Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, composer, dies at 49
  • 1918 Fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed
  • 1935 Johannes Aengenent, bishop of Haarlem (1928-35), dies at 62
  • 1936 Nikita Balieff, Armenian vaudevillian and impressario (b. 1876 or 1877)
  • 1938 Bart de Ligt, anti military theologist, dies at 77
  • 1940 Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Hafvets Stjorna), dies at 59
  • 1944 Frantisek Alois Drdla, composer, dies at 75
  • 1946 Carl Emil Paul Lincke, composer, dies at 79
  • 1948 Eduard Benesj, president Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48), dies
  • 1951 Arnold Warren, cricketer (only Test for England), dies
  • 1951 Robert Franz Richard Hernried, composer, dies at 67
  • 1954 Eugene Pallette, actor (It's a Date, My Man Godfrey), dies at 65
  • 1960 Joseph Lamb, composer, dies at 72
  • 1961 Robert E. Gross, American businessman (b. 1897)
  • 1962 Anton Mauve, Dutch painter, dies at 63
  • 1962 E. E. Cummings, American poet (Tulips & Chimneys), dies at 67
  • 1963 Cruys Voorbergh, actor/director (Vliegende Hollander), dies at 64
  • 1963 Frico Kafenda, Slovak composer, dies at 79
  • 1964 Joseph Marx, Austrian composer, dies at 82
  • 1964 Stewart Holbrook, American author (b. 1893)
  • 1965 Otto Lederer, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 79
  • 1967 David Cohen, historian/chairman (Jewish Council), dies at 84
  • 1968 Isabel Withers, American actress (b. 1896)

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1969 Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Vietnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69), dies at 79 of heart failure

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1969 John Lester, American cricketer (b. 1871)
  • 1970 Al Wilson, "Blind Owl", guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27
  • 1970 Jochen Rindt, German race car driver, dies at 28

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1970 Vince Lombardi, football coach (Packers), dies in Washington, D.C. at 57

  • 1971 Percy Holmes, cricketer (Yorks opener, 7 Tests for Eng 1921-32), dies
  • 1971 Veronica Turleigh, actress (Promoter), dies at 68
  • 1974 Harry Partch, American composer (b. 1901)
  • 1980 Barbara O'Neil, actress (Tower of London, Stella Dallas)
  • 1980 Duncan Renaldo, actor (Cisco Kid, Guns of Fury), dies at 76
  • 1980 Fabian von Schlabendorff, German resistance fighter/judge, dies at 73
  • 1980 Dirch Passer, Danish actor (b. 1926
  • 1981 Alec Waugh, English writer (b. 1898)
  • 1982 Della Chiesa, Italian general/mafia fighter, murdered
  • 1982 Michael Thoma, actor (8 is Enough, Fame), dies at 55
  • 1983 Ellie Lambeti, Greek actress (b. 1926)
  • 1984 Arthur Schwartz, producer (Inside USA with Chevrolet), dies at 83
  • 1984 Duncan Renaldo, actor (Cisco Kid), dies at 80
  • 1985 Joe Jones, drummer, dies at 73
  • 1985 John Herbert McDowell, composer, dies at 58
  • 1987 Morton Feldman, US composer, dies at 61
  • 1987 Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukraine architect/author (Soldiers), dies at 76
  • 1987 Vokopach Stalingrada/Kira Georgijevna, dies at 76
  • 1990 David Acer, Florida dentist, dies of AIDs after infecting 5 patients

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1991 Frank Capra, American film director (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 94

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • 1991 Henri de Lubac, French theologist/antifascist, dies
  • 1992 Johannes van Capel, oldest man in Netherlands (Born 4/22/1884), dies
  • 1993 Leon Liebgold, Pol/US actor/chairman (Hebrew Actors Union), dies at 83
  • 1994 Billy Wright, English soccer player (World Champion 1950), dies at 70
  • 1994 James Aubrey, actor (Riders of the Storm), dies of heart attack at 75
  • 1994 Major Lance, soul singer, dies at 55
  • 1994 Marijke Vetter, Dutch journalist, dies at 82
  • 1994 Nikos Ghika, Greek artist, dies at 88
  • 1994 Roswell Gilbert, who mercy killed his ailing wife, dies at 85
  • 1995 Alex Brown, snooker player, dies at 87
  • 1995 Alfred Earle Birney, poet, dies at 91
  • 1995 Donald Cuthbert Coleman, economic historian, dies at 75
  • 1995 Mary Adshead, muralist/painter, dies at 91
  • 1995 Peter Michalke, journalist, dies at 40
  • 1995 Roye England, modeller/museum curator, dies at 88
  • 1996 John Cheek, Falkland Islands advocate, dies at 56
  • 1996 Julian Amery, politician, dies at 77
  • 1996 Robert Croften Brown, politician, dies at 75
  • 2000 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (b. 1914)
  • 2001 Pauline Kael, American film critic (b. 1919)
  • 2001 Thuy Trang, American actress (b. 1973)
  • 2002 W. Clement Stone, American entrepreneur (b. 1902)
  • 2003 Paul Jennings Hill, American anti-abortion murderer (b. 1954)
  • 2005 Richard S.R. Fitter, British ornithologist and botanist (b. 1913)
  • 2005 William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1924)
  • 2007 Jane Tomlinson, British charity fund raiser (b. 1964)
  • 2007 Steve Ryan, American actor (b. 1947)
  • 2007 Syd Jackson, Māori activist and trade unionist (b. 1939)
  • 2007 Carter Albrecht, Musician (b. 1973)
  • 2008 Donald Blakeslee, American aviator, led 4th Fighter Group during World War II. (b.1918)
  • 2010 Robert Schimmel, American stand-up comedian (b. 1950)
  • 2012 Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor, dies from respiratory failure at 54
  • 2012 Sun Myung Moon, Korean evangelist, dies at 92
  • 2015 Adrian Cadbury, British confectionery manufacturer (Cadbury) and author of report on Corporate Governance, dies at 86
  • 2015 Judy Carne, English Comedienne and Actress (Laugh-In), dies at 76