Deaths in History on June 22

  • 1276 Innocent V, [Pierre the Tarantaise], Pope (1276), dies at about 36
  • 1429 Ghiyath al-Kashi, Persian astronomer and mathematician (b. 1380)
  • 1535 John Fisher, English bishop (1504-35)/cardinal, beheaded at about 65
  • 1632 James Whitelocke, English judge (b. 1570)
  • 1634 Johann von Aldringen, Austrian field marshal (b. 1588)
  • 1699 Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
  • 1714 Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (b. 1662)
  • 1777 Josef Christian, German sculptor, dies at 71
  • 1803 Wilhelm Heinse, writer, dies
  • 1868 Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (b. 1801)
  • 1874 Howard Staunton, English world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies at 84
  • 1892 Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (b. 1819)
  • 1894 Alexandre-Antonin Taché, Canadian archbishop (b. 1823)
  • 1897 Ralph Abercromby, British meteorologist, dies at about 54
  • 1898 Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun, Austria botanist, dies at 66
  • 1903 George White, African American resident of Delaware, lynched
  • 1905 Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
  • 1906 Fritz Schaudinn, German animal scholar: examined amoebasis, dies at 34
  • 1909 Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet, dies at 65
  • 1910 Marie, Princess of Wied/Orange Nassau, dies
  • 1922 Henry H Wilson, Field Marshal, murdered in London
  • 1925 Felix Klein, German mathematician (b. 1849)
  • 1928 A. B. Frost, American illustrator (b. 1851)
  • 1930 Karl von Amira, German historian, dies at 82
  • 1931 Armand Fallières, French president (b. 1841)
  • 1935 Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian, diplomat and politician (b. 1866)
  • 1936 Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher assassinated at 54 by former student Johann Nelböck
  • 1938 C.J. Dennis, Australian writer and poet (b. 1876)
  • 1940 Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who developed the Köppen climate classification system for the regions of the world, dies at 93
  • 1940 Walter Hasenvlever, German writer commits suicide at 49
  • 1945 Isamu Tsjo, Japanese chief-staff 32nd Army, commits harakiri
  • 1945 Mitsuri Ushijima, Jap lt-gen/commandant 32nd Army, commits harakiri
  • 1955 Wyllis Cooper, TV narrator (Volume One), dies at 56
  • 1959 Hermann Brill, German politician (b. 1895)
  • 1961 Maria of Romania, Queen Consort of Yugoslavia (b. 1900)
  • 1964 Havank, [HF van der Kallen], detective writer (Shade), dies at 60
  • 1965 Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch doctor/co-founder (UNA), dies at 72
  • 1965 David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 63
  • 1974 Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker and billiards player (b. 1912)
  • 1979 Julius Sommer, dies of heart failure, buried in Dayton Ohio
  • 1984 Joseph Losey, director (Go-Between, M, Concrete Jungle), dies at 75
  • 1989 Lucien Saulnier, Canadian politician (b. 1916)
  • 1990 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), dies at 81
  • 1992 Frederic I Rinaldo, writer (Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein), dies
  • 1992 M F K Fisher, cook book author, dies of Parkinson Disease at 83
  • 1993 Hannah Troy, fashion designer (petite), dies of heart attack at 93
  • 1993 M'hammed Boukhozba, Algerian sociologist, murdered at 52
  • 1993 Pat Nixon, 1st lady (1969-75), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • 1995 Georges Yves Marie Congar, Dominican theologian cardinal, dies at 91
  • 1996 James Leander "Leo" Nichols, honorary consul, dies at 65
  • 1996 Tertius Metcalf, businessman, dies at 63
  • 2002 Ann Landers, American columnist (b. 1918)
  • 2003 John Stokes, British MP (C), dies at 85
  • 2003 Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, dies at 79
  • 2004 Mattie Stepanek, American poet (b. 1990)
  • 2004 Bob Bemer, American computer scientist (b. 1920)
  • 2004 Kim Sun-il, South Korean translator (b. 1970)
  • 2004 Thomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist, dies from complications due to heart disease at 84
  • 2007 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, German artist, worked collaboratively with Hilla Becher his wife, dies at 75
  • 2008 Dody Goodman, American comedienne (b. 1914)
  • 2008 Jane McGrath, British-born Australian cancer support campaigner (b. 1966)
  • 2011 Harley Hotchkiss, Canadian businessman (b. 1927)
  • 2015 Gabriele Wohmann, German writer, dies at 83