Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Friday 4th September 2015

Deaths 1 - 89 of 89

422 - St Boniface I, Italian Bishop of Rome, dies
454 - Dioscorus van Alexandria, patriarch (council of Efeze), dies
799 - Musa al-Kazim, Shia Imam (b. 745)
1037 - King Bermudo III of Leon (b. 1010)
1063 - Toghrül, Turkish conqueror of Persia and Baghdad
1085 - Irmgarde van Keulen, German countress of Aspel/saint, dies
1199 - Joan of England, Queen consort of Sicily, wife of William II of Sicily (b. 1165)
1537 - Johann Dietenberger, German theologian (b. c. 1475)
1553 - Cornelia da Nomatalcino, monk converted to Judaism, burned at stake
1571 - Earl of Lennox, regent of Scotland, murdered
1588 - Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, dies at 87
1644 - John Wtenbogaert, theologist (Kerckelicke history), dies at 87
1709 - Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies
1759 - Girolamo Chiti, composer, dies at 80
1767 - Charles Townshend, English politician (b. 1725)
1780 - John Fielding, English magistrate and social reformer (b. 1721)
1784 - Cesar F Cassini "the Thury", French astronomer (geodesic labor), dies
1794 - John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish statesman (b. 1724)
1804 - Richard Somers, American naval officer
1828 - Cornelis Stevens, Belgian RC foreman/polemist, dies at 80
1845 - Pierre P Royer-Collard, French attorney/philosopher, dies at 82
1852 - William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (b. 1796)
1853 - Jonathan Blewitt, composer, dies at 71
1864 - John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader (b. 1825)
1903 - Herman Zumpe, composer, dies at 53
1905 - Pierre de Braza, founder (French Congo), dies
1907 - Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (Peer Gynt Suite), dies at 64
1916 - José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)
1918 - Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Raubmenschen), dies at 51)
1922 - Georges Sorel, French social philosopher, dies at 74
1937 - Giovanni Salviucci, composer, dies at 29
1938 - Clifford Dempsey, actor (Salute), dies at 73
1944 - Izaak van der Horst, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
1946 - Paul Lincke, German composer/conductor (Lysistrata), dies at 79
1960 - Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
1963 - Robert Schuman, French premier/chair (European Parliament), dies at 77
1964 - W Bergengruen, writer, dies at 71
1965 - Albert Schweitzer, German/French missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90
1970 - James M Taylor, USAF/astronaut, dies at 39
1972 - Alan Kippax, cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies
1974 - Creighton W Abrams, US general/army staff chief (Vietnam), dies at 59
1974 - Marcel Achard, French dramatist (La forges the Paris), dies at 75
1974 - Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (b. 1884)
1975 - Walter Tetley, cartoon voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 60
1977 - Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek musician (b. 1899)
1977 - E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (b. 1911)
1977 - Jean Rostand, French biologist (b. 1894)
1979 - Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician, dies at 76
1979 - Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (b. 1904)
1980 - Wolfgang Gentner, German nuclear physicist, dies at 74
1981 - Verne Rowe, actor (Verne-Fernwood 2 Night), dies at 59
1985 - George O'Brien, actor (Daniel Boone, Salute), dies of a stroke at 85
1985 - Isabel Jeans, actress (Suspicion, Easy Virtue, Tovarich), dies at 93
Baseball Player Hank GreenbergBaseball Player Hank Greenberg (1986) 1986 - Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers) dies at 75
1989 - Georges Simenon, Belgian/French writer/director (Maigret), dies at 86
1989 - Ronald Syme, New Zealand-born classicist and historian (b. 1903)
1990 - Henry Faas, [Wandelganger], Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies
1990 - Irene Dunne, actress (5 oscars), dies of heart failure at 91
1991 - Charlie Barnet, saxophonist (Cherokee), dies of pneumonia at 77
1991 - Dottie West, country singer (Here Comes my Baby), dies at 58 in a car
1991 - Margaret Ramsay, vocalist, dies
1991 - Thomas Tryon, actor (Cardinal)/writer (Other), dies at 65
1992 - John van Dreelen, [Jacques T van Drielen Gimberg], actor (Topaz), dies
1993 - Clyde Adler, voice (White Fang/Black Tooth-Soupy Sales), dies
1993 - Herve Villechaize, actor (Fantasy Island), shoots self to death at 50
1993 - Mehmet Sincar, Turkish/Kurd MP, murdered
1994 - Laurentius LM "Laurens" van Deenen, (pathed)physiologist, dies at 66
1994 - Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player, dies at 64
1995 - Chuck Greenberg, new age musician (Shadowfax), dies at 45
1995 - Edmond Jouhaud, general, dies at 90
1995 - John Megna, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird), dies at 42
1995 - William Moses Kunstler, UCLA attorney (Chicago 7), dies at 78
1996 - Sam Cook, cricketer (Gloucestershire slow bowler with one Test for England), dies
1997 - Belle Stewart, singer, dies at 91
1997 - Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
1998 - Elizabeth Kata, Australian writer, A Patch of Blue (b. 1912)
2001 - Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
2002 - Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian pianist (b. 1904)
2003 - Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1921)
2003 - Lola Bobesco, Romanian-born violinist (b. 1921)
2004 - Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (b. 1971)
2004 - Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)
2004 - James O. Page, American paramedic (b. 1936)
2006 - Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)
Naturalist and TV Star Steve IrwinNaturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin (2006) 2006 - Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and television personality attacked and killed by a stingray (b. 1962)
2006 - Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (b. 1918)
2006 - Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (b. 1942)
2011 - Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)
2014 - Joan Rivers, American comedienne (Late Show, Hollywood Sq), dies at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords

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