Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Saturday 1st August 2015

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30 BC - Mark Antony, Roman Politician and General, commits suicide after he is defeated by Octavian at the Battle of Actium at 53
371 - St Eusebius of Vercelli, Italian bishop (b. c. 283)
527 - Justin I, Byzantine emperor (518-27), dies (b. c. 450)
1137 - Louis VI, King of France, dies (1108-37)
1190 - Floris III, Count of Holland, dies
1227 - Shimazu Tadahisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1179)
1402 - Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England (b. 1341)
1457 - Laurentius Valla, Italian philosopher (Voluptate), dies at about 50
1464 - Cosimo de Medici, ruler of Florence, dies at 74
1541 - Simon Grynaeus, German theologian (b. 1493)
1546 - Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1506)
1557 - Olaus Magnus, Swedish writer (b. 1490)
1580 - Albrecht Giese, German politician and diplomat (b. 1524)
1589 - Jacques Clément, French assassin of Henry III of France (b. 1567)
1628 - Francesco Gonzaga, composer, dies at 37
1630 - Federico Cesi, Italian Naturalist and founder of the first modern scientific society, the Accademia dei Lincei, dies at 45
Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron Cosimo de MediciFlorentine Ruler and Arts Patron Cosimo de Medici (1464) 1667 - Paul Foot, lawyer/historian, dies at 48
1708 - Edward Tyson, British Physician and father of comparative anatomy (The Anatomy of a Pygmy, 1698), dies at 57
1714 - Anne Stuart, Queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49
1743 - Richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46
1787 - Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/saint, dies at 90
1796 - Robert Pigot, British army officer (b. 1720)
1798 - François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (killed in battle) (b. 1753)
1805 - Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz, composer, dies at 51
1812 - Yakov Kulnev, Russian general (killed in battle) (b. 1763)
1813 - Carl Stenborg, composer, dies at 60
1821 - Elizabeth Inchbald (Simpson), actress/author (Lady Abbess), dies at 68
1834 - Robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies
1837 - Walter Geikie, painter, dies
1846 - Peter Ritter, composer, dies at 83
1851 - William Joseph Behr, German writer (b. 1775)
1857 - Charles Turner, engraver, dies
1866 - John Ross (aka. Kooweskoowe), Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1790)
1882 - Henry Clarence Kendall, Australian poet, dies of tuberculosis at 43
1883 - Karl Wilhelm Dindorf, classic scholar, dies
1884 - Heinrich Laube, writer, dies
1896 - William Robert Grove, Welsh Physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell, dies at 85
1902 - Ludwig Beckmann, painter, dies
Frontierswoman Calamity JaneFrontierswoman Calamity Jane (1903) 1903 - Calamity Jane [Martha Jane Canary], American frontierswoman, dies at 51
1911 - Konrad Duden, German linguist (Das, grosse Duden Lexicon), dies
1916 - Claude Newberry, South African cricket All-rounder (v England 1913-14), dies
1917 - Frank Little, American labor organizer (lynched) (b. 1879)
1918 - John Riley Banister, American cowboy and Texas Ranger (b. 1854)
1920 - Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian hindu leader, dies
1922 - Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer, dies at 72
1925 - John Pieter Veth, painter/lithographer/etcher/writer, dies at 61
1926 - Israel Zangwill, British zionists writer (Ghetto tragedies), dies
1929 - Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian captain pre-WWI), dies
1932 - Arnold Fothergill, cricketer (8 wickets in 2 Tests for Eng 1889), dies
1934 - Piotr Maszynski, composer, dies at 79
1943 - Ismar Elbogen, German/US learned/rabbi (Jewish Lexicon), dies at 68
2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon (1944) 1944 - Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42), dies of tuberculosis at 65
1946 - Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht) executed at 45
1954 - Charles-A Cingria, writer, dies
1957 - Harvey Glatmin, 1st bondage-photo victim, executed [or 8/18/59]
1962 - Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62
1963 - Theodore Roethke, US poet (Praise to the end!), dies
1965 - Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer, dies at 77
1966 - Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies
1966 - Charles Whitman, former marine, kills 16 at U of Texas, shot by cops
1970 - Frances Farmer, American actress ("The Toast of New York", "Come & Get It"), dies at 56
1970 - Otto Heinrich Warburg, German Biochemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 86
1973 - Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91
1973 - Walter Ulbricht, pres German DR, dies at 80
1974 - Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)
1975 - Howard Joslin, actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68
1977 - Francis Gary Powers, US U-2 pilot, dies at 47
Actor Strother MartinActor Strother Martin (1980) 1980 - Strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61
1980 - Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (b. 1944)
1981 - Paddy Chayefsky, screenwriter (Network, Hospital) dies of cancer at 58
1981 - Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi, composer, dies at 49
1983 - Peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62
1985 - Joseph Walker, cameraman, dies at 92
1986 - Willem Klein, variety artist, dies at about 73
1987 - Benson Fong, actress (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart), dies at 70
1987 - Pola Negri, actress (Forbidden Paradise), dies at 92
1988 - Florence Eldridge, Broadway actress (The Swan), dies at 86
1988 - John Cardinal Dearden, US cardinal, dies at 80
1988 - Trindad Silva, actor (Hill St Blues), dies at 38 in an auto accident
1989 - John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
1990 - Norbert Elias, German/English/Neth philosopher/sociologist, dies
1991 - Stuart Wilson, actor (The Girl Who Had Everything), dies at 87
1992 - Chico Alvarez, trumpeteer (Stan Kenton Orch), dies of cancer at 72
1992 - Kenny Sacha, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), dies of AIDS at 39
1992 - Stanley Dudek, US platform diver (watershows), dies
1993 - Alfred Manessier, Fr painter (glass-in-lead), dies in car crash at 81
1993 - Anatoli Koretski, Russian major general, murdered
1993 - Ewing Kaufman, founder/owner (KC Royals), dies of lung cancer at 76
1993 - Lea Verschuuren-Smulders, Dut author (Kleutertje Luister), dies at 72
1993 - Viktor Polyanitshko, governor of Kaukasus, murdered
1994 - George Dixon, trumpet/sax, dies at 85
1994 - Gerard van de Groenekan, furniture maker/designer, dies at 90
1995 - Loudi Nijhoff, Dutch actress (Alicia, Van Geluk Gesproken), dies
1995 - Robert L "Bob" Talley, pianist, dies at 75
1996 - John Lanigan, tenor, dies at 75
1996 - Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Pres (ANS-CUS)/Somalia, dies
1996 - Pierre Lucien Claverie, bishop of Oran, dies at 58
1996 - Tadeusz Reichstein, Polish/Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950), dies at 99
1996 - Frida Boccara, French singer (b. 1940)
1996 - Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian physician and international aid worker (b. 1929)
1997 - Ngiratkel Etpison, president of Palau (1989-92), dies
1997 - Svyatoslav Richter, Russian pianist, dies of heart attack at 82
1998 - Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (b. 1927)
1999 - Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian-born writer (b. 1897)
2001 - Korey Stringer, American football player (b. 1974)
2003 - Guy Thys, Belgian football coach (b. 1922)
2003 - Marie Trintignant, French actress (b. 1962)
2004 - Philip Abelson American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1913)
2005 - Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (b. 1928)
2005 - King Fahd of Saudi Arabia (b. 1923)
2005 - Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (b. 1920)
2005 - Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (b. 1918)
2006 - Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (b. 1965)
2006 - Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (b. 1924)
2006 - Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (b. 1949)
2007 - Tommy Makem, Irish folk singer (b. 1932)
2008 - Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian politician (b. 1916)
11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino (2009) 2009 - Corazon Aquino, President of the Philippines (1986-1992) (b. 1933)
2010 - Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (b. 1919)
2010 - Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby and cricket international player and referee/umpire (b. 1910)

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