Deaths in History on June 28

  • 573 Alboin, king of Longobarden, probably poisoned by his wife
  • 767 Paul I, Italian Pope (757-67), dies
  • 1061 Floris I, count of Holland, dies
  • 1175 Andrei Bogolyubsky, Russian prince
  • 1194 Emperor Xiaozong of Song China (b. 1127)
  • 1385 Andronicus IV Paleologus, Byzantine anti-emperor, dies
  • 1389 Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović of Serbia (b. 1329)
  • 1586 Primož Trubar, Slovenian Protestant reformer (b. 1508)
  • 1598 Abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer, dies at 71
  • 1617 Johan Evertsen de Captain, Swiss admiral, dies in battle
  • 1714 Cornelis Chastelein, colonial director, dies at 56
  • 1714 Daniel van Papenbroeck, Flemish jesuit/historian, dies at 86
  • 1716 George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general (b. 1665)
  • 1748 Marretje Arends, [Matje of Nieuwendijk], Amsterdam plunderer, hanged
  • 1748 Pieter van Dort, Amsterdam plunderer, hanged
  • 1776 Thomas Hickey, American sergeant convicted of treason, hanged
  • 1813 Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst, Prus min of War (1807-10), dies in battle
  • 1830 David Walker, abolitionist (Appeal to Colored Citizens), dies at 44
  • 1834 Joseph Bové, Russian architect (b. 1784)

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1836 James Madison, 4th US President (1809-17), dies in Montpelier Va at 85

4th US President James Madison
4th US President
James Madison
  • 1846 Adrian van de Ende, vicar/protestant reformer, dies at 77
  • 1881 Jules Armand Dufaure, French statesman (b. 1798)
  • 1889 Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer (Vassar), dies at 70
  • 1892 Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (b. 1810)
  • 1913 Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, President of Brazil (b. 1841)
  • 1914 Sophie, Princess of Austria, assassinated

MurderAssassination

1914 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria is assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip, led to declarations of war in WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand
  • 1916 Ştefan Luchian, Romanian painter (b. 1868)
  • 1922 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet (b. 1885)
  • 1929 Edward Carpenter, English poet (b. 1844)
  • 1937 Max Adler, Austrian socialist theorist, dies at 64
  • 1940 Italo Balbo, Italian pilot/gov-gen of Libya, dies at 44
  • 1946 Eduard Veterman, Dutch painter/playwright, dies in an auto accident
  • 1947 Stanislav K Neumann, Czech poet (Anti-Guide), dies at 72
  • 1954 Red deer, in Milwaukee Zoo, oldest known deer, dies at 26
  • 1958 Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Robin Hood), dies at 77
  • 1960 Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1898)
  • 1971 Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Serenity), dies at 78
  • 1971 Joseph Colombo, mobster, shot dead at 48
  • 1971 Franz Stangl, Austrian commandant of concentration camps (b. 1908)
  • 1975 Rod Serling, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), dies at 50
  • 1975 Konstantinos Apostolos Doxiadis, Greek architect (b. 1913)
  • 1978 Clifford Dupont, First President of Rhodesia (b. 1905)
  • 1980 Heal Gahagan Douglas, (Rep-D-Ca), lost to Nixon, dies at 79
  • 1981 Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, Iran Islamic Rep Party founder, bombed
  • 1982 Gerard[us M] Rutten, director (Sterren stralen overal), dies
  • 1989 Joris Ivens, director (Indonesia), dies at 90
  • 1990 Estelle Lamont, entertainer, dies
  • 1991 Klas Bruinsma, clergyman, dies
  • 1992 Mikhail Tai, World chess champion (1960-61), dies at 55
  • 1993 Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Don Carlos), dies at 79
  • 1994 William A Henry III, critic (Time Mag), dies of heart attack at 44
  • 1995 Donald Sinclair, vet, dies at 83
  • 1996 George Ghita Ionescu, academic, dies at 83
  • 1996 Michael Wishart, artist, dies at 68
  • 1996 Piers Gray, critic/writer, dies at 49
  • 1996 Ronald George Woodman, pilot, dies at 82
  • 2000 Jane Birdwood, British anti-Semitic activist (b. 1913)
  • 2001 Mortimer Adler, American philosopher (b. 1902)
  • 2004 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (b. 1912)
  • 2005 Brenda Howard, American LGBT activist (b. 1946)
  • 2006 Jim Baen, American science fiction publisher and editor (b. 1943)
  • 2006 Peter Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, English barrister, politician and author (b. 1919)
  • 2006 George Unwin, British WWII fighter ace (b. 1913)
  • 2007 Eugene Bennett Fluckey, American Navy Submariner (b. 1913)
  • 2007 Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1919)
  • 2009 Billy Mays, American television pitchman (b. 1958)
  • 2010 Robert Byrd, US Senator (Democrat-WV, 1959-2010), majority leader and once the longest-serving Senator in history, dies at 92
  • 2014 Meshach Taylor, American actor, dies from colorectal cancer at 67