Today's Deaths in History

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  • 1336 Louis III, last Earl of Loon, dies
  • 1531 Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter, dies at 44
  • 1536 Bernhard Knipperdolling, German religious leader (b. 1495)
  • 1552 Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, beheaded for treason
  • 1581 Joost de Damhoudere, Flemish lawyer, dies
  • 1581 Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman/military/politician, dies at 52
  • 1640 Erasmus Quellinus I, Flemish wood carver, dies at about 55
  • 1750 Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl, Bavarian politician (b. 1675)
  • 1767 Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minterologist and geologist (b. 1719)
  • 1779 Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736)
  • 1779 Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer (b. 1733)
  • 1798 Lewis Morris, US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 71
  • 1798 Matija A Reljkovic, Croatian writer (Satire of Wild Man), dies at 66
  • 1799 Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist/alpinist, dies at 58
  • 1840 Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752)
  • 1850 Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint, dies at 54
  • 1879 Anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in Battle of Isandlwana
  • 1879 George Shepstone, British political affiliate, dies in battle
  • 1892 Joseph Philo Bradley, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1813)

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1901 Victoria, [Alexandrine], Britain's Queen (1837-1901), dies at 81

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • 1909 Richard A C E Erlenmeyer, German chemist, dies at 83
  • 1913 Ferdinand van der Haeghen, Flemish librarian/bibliographer, dies at 82
  • 1921 Captain George Streeter, American riverboat captain and circus owner (b. 1837)
  • 1922 Benedict XV, [Giacomo Markies D Chiesa], pope (1914-22), dies at 67
  • 1942 Reimond Tollenaere, leader Flemishch National Front, dies at 81
  • 1942 Walter Richard Sickert, British painter (Free House!), dies at 81
  • 1942 Xiao Hong, Chinese writer (The Field of Life and Death). dies at 30
  • 1945 Alfred Wolfenstein, German writer, dies at 61
  • 1945 Johan Eykman, theologist (World Church), dies at 52
  • 1945 Else Lasker-Schuler, German-born poet (b. 1869)
  • 1949 William Thomas Walsh, American author (b. 1891)
  • 1951 Karl Nessler, inventor of the perm (b. 1872)
  • 1952 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Mysteries of Love), dies at 52
  • 1956 P A M Speet, Dutch broadcast CEO (KRO), dies
  • 1967 Robert Henriques, English writer (b. 1905)

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1973 Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (Democrat: 1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1975 Klaas Voskuil, Dutch journalist, dies at 79
  • 1975 Andrew George Burry, Swiss-born manufacturer and businessman (b. 1873)
  • 1978 Oliver Leese, British World War II general (b. 1894)
  • 1981 Fannie Thomas, US, dies at 113
  • 1981 Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani historian and educationist (b. 1903)
  • 1982 Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70), dies at 71
  • 1985 Sir Arthur Bryant, British historian (b. 1899)
  • 1987 R Budd Dwyer, Penns State Treasurer, facing prison for conspiracy & perjury, shot himself to death at a televised news conference
  • 1988 Georgi M Malenkov, Russian premier (1953-55), dies at 86
  • 1991 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • 1992 A J Antoon, director (That Championship Season), dies at 47
  • 1992 Ali Amini, PM of Iran (1961-62), dies
  • 1993 Alexander Bodon, Hung-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), dies at 86
  • 1993 Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies at 68
  • 1993 Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author, dies at 75
  • 1994 Frances Gifford, dies of emphysema, at 71
  • 1994 Irving B Kahn, inventer (teleprompter), dies at 76
  • 1995 Mahmoud Sayed Selim, Egyptian moslim leader, shot to death at 29
  • 1995 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar), dies at 88
  • 1995 Nico Adriaans, founder of Rotterdam Junkiebond, dies of AIDS at 37

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1995 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mother of pres JFK, RFK, & Ted, dies at 104

Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kennedy Family Matriarch
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • 1996 Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert, dies at 77
  • 1996 Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer, dies at 71
  • 1996 Mabel Leigh, potter, dies at 80
  • 1996 Yisrael Eldad, extremist politician, dies at 85
  • 1997 Ian Arthur Hoyle Munro, medical journalist, dies at 73
  • 1997 Mollie Panter-Downes, writer, dies at 90
  • 1999 Graham Staines, Australian missionary (b. 1941)
  • 2000 Craig Claiborne, American writer and editor (b. 1920)
  • 2000 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska) (b. 1916)
  • 2001 Roy Brown, American clown (b. 1932)
  • 2002 Stanley Marcus, American business executive (b. 1905)
  • 2003 Bill Mauldin, American World War II cartoonist (b. 1921)
  • 2004 Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 2005 Carlo Orelli, Italian veteran of World War I (b. 1894)
  • 2005 Rose Mary Woods, American Watergate scandal figure (b. 1917)
  • 2007 Doug Blasdell, American personal trainer
  • 2007 Ngô Quang Trưởng, South Vietnamese general (b. 1929)
  • 2007 Abbé Pierre, French priest (b. 1912)
  • 2008 Miles Lerman, Polish-American activist (b. 1920)
  • 2012 Joe Paterno, American college hall of football coach (Penn State) and Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of 1986, dies from lung cancer at 85
  • 2016 Cecil Parkinson, British politician (C), dies at 84