Who Died Today in History?

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  • 604 Augustinus van Canterbury, bishop/apostle of England, dies (or 605)
  • 735 Bede (Beda Venerabilis), English historian and monk, (b. circa 672 or 673)
  • 818 Ali ar-Rida, Shia Imam (b. 766)
  • 1055 Margrave Adalbert of Austria
  • 1421 Mehmed I, Ottoman Sultan (1413-21). B. 1389.
  • 1512 Bayezid II, Ottoman Sultan (1481-1512) dies at 62
  • 1595 Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79
  • 1609 Cornelis Claesz, mapmaker, buried
  • 1648 Vincent Voiture, French poet (b. 1597)
  • 1653 Robert Filmer, English writer (b. 1588)
  • 1679 Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1636)
  • 1685 Charles II, Elector Palatine (b. 1651)
  • 1703 Samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70
  • 1742 Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina, diplomat (b. 1672)
  • 1753 Willem Maurits, earl of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies
  • 1762 Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher (b. 1714)
  • 1799 James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, Scottish judge (b. 1714)
  • 1818 Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Russian fieldmarshal/War Minister, dies
  • 1824 Capel Lofft, English writer (b. 1751)
  • 1831 Georg Hermes, German philosopher/theologist (Hermenianen), dies
  • 1831 Ciro Menotti, Italian patriot (b. 1798)
  • 1832 Francois-Louis Perne, composer, dies at 59
  • 1840 Sidney Smith, British admiral (b. 1764)
  • 1864 Ch Sealsfield, writer, dies at 71
  • 1868 Michael Barrett, Irish nationalist, last British public execution
  • 1871 Aime Maillart, composer, dies at 54
  • 1873 August Conradi, composer, dies at 51
  • 1876 Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian/MP, dies at 77
  • 1880 John Curwen, composer, dies at 63
  • 1881 Jakob Bernays, German philologist (b. 1824)
  • 1883 Abdelkader El Djezairi, Algerian leader, scholar and national hero (b.1808)
  • 1883 Edward Sabine, Irish astronomer (b. 1788)
  • 1891 Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer, dies at 67
  • 1902 Almon Strowger, American inventor (b. 1839)
  • 1904 Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist (b. 1857)
  • 1905 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker, dies
  • 1907 Ida McKinley, First Lady of the United States (b. 1847)
  • 1908 Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indies theologist (Ahmadiyya motion), dies at 69
  • 1912 Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61
  • 1924 Johann Heinrich Beck, composer, dies at 67
  • 1924 Victor Herbert, Irish/US cellist/composer/conductor, dies at 65
  • 1926 S V Petlura, Ukrainain ataman, assassinated by Shalom Schwarzbard

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1933 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, dies of a pulmonary hemorrhage at 35

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • 1933 Horatio Bottomley, British financier and politician (b. 1860)
  • 1938 John Jacob Abel, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands), dies at 81
  • 1939 Charles H Mayo, US surgeon/co-founder (Mayo Clinic), dies at 74
  • 1939 Cornelis J Cutters, supreme commander of Navy (1910-18), dies
  • 1943 Edsel Ford, owner (Ford Motor Company), dies at 49
  • 1944 C M Francois, cricketer (WWII, 252 runs in 5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1946 Friedrich A H von Waldeck, monarch of Waldeck, dies
  • 1948 Theodore Morell, Hitler's personal physician (b. 1886)
  • 1950 Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies
  • 1951 Lincoln Ellsworth, artic explorer, dies at 71
  • 1952 Damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55
  • 1954 Franz Pfemfert, writer, dies at 74
  • 1954 Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete (b. 1900)
  • 1956 Al Simmons, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54
  • 1959 Ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78
  • 1959 Joe Kelly, TV host (Quiz Kids), dies at 57
  • 1963 Sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53
  • 1966 Don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47
  • 1966 Neal Dodd, actor (Only Women, You Belong to Me), dies at 86
  • 1967 Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician, dies at 60
  • 1967 George E Stone, actor (5 Star Final, Front Page), dies at 64
  • 1968 William E "Little Willie" John, US R&B-singer (Fever), dies at 30)
  • 1969 Kathryn Minner, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 77
  • 1969 Paul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • 1969 Allan H. Loughead, American aviation pioneer (Lockheed Corporation; b. 1889)
  • 1971 John Longden, actor (Man From Interpol), dies at 70
  • 1973 Jacques Lipchitz, US cubist sculptor, dies at 81
  • 1974 Kitty Gordon, entertainer, dies at 96
  • 1974 Silvio Moser, Swiss racing driver (b. 1941)
  • 1976 Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (Holzweg), dies at 86
  • 1976 Juan Maino, Chilean leader of MAPU, "disappeared"
  • 1977 Jim Boles, actor (Kraft Music Hall, One Man's Family), dies at 63
  • 1977 William Powell, rocker (O'Jays), dies of cancer at 35
  • 1978 Cybele, Greek actress (b. 1887)
  • 1979 George Brent, actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75
  • 1982 Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer, dies at 97
  • 1989 Don Revie, Former footballer and England and Leeds United Manager (b. 1927)
  • 1991 Tom Cassidy, anchor (CNN), dies of AIDs at 41
  • 1991 Tom Eyen, playwright (Dreamgirls), dies of cardiac arrest at 50
  • 1993 Carleton Morse, radio dramatist (One Man's Family), dies at 91
  • 1993 Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
  • 1993 Marvin Young, producer/child actor (Player), dies at 90
  • 1994 George Wildman Ball, under minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 84
  • 1994 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz Guitarist, dies at 53
  • 1995 Isadore "Friz" Freling, cartoon director (Sylvester), dies at 88
  • 1995 Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist, dies at 61
  • 1995 Severn Darden, comedian (Second City), dies at 65
  • 1996 Halka Grossman, resistance fighter/politician, dies at 76
  • 1996 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, musician, dies at 45
  • 1997 Manfred Von Ardenne, German scientific pioneer, dies at 90
  • 1998 Sergey Yablonsky, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics, dies at 73
  • 1999 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
  • 1999 Waldo Semon, American inventor (b. 1898)
  • 2001 Vittorio Brambilla, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • 2001 Anne Haney, American actress (b. 1934)
  • 2001 Moven Enock Mahachi, Defence Minister of Zimbabwe (b. 1952)
  • 2002 Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (b. 1932)
  • 2003 Kathleen Winsor, American writer (b. 1919)
  • 2004 Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)
  • 2004 Dullah Omar, South African lawyer (b. 1934)

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2005 Eddie Albert, American actor (Roman Holiday), dies of pneumonia at 99

  • 2005 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 2006 Édouard Michelin, CEO of Michelin (b. 1963)
  • 2006 Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (b. 1919)
  • 2007 J Edward Oliver, cartoonist and composer (b. 1942)

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2008 Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (Out of Africa, Tootsie) dies at 73

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
  • 2009 Peter Zezel, Canadian professional hockey player (b. 1965)
  • 2010 Jean Constantin, Romanian actor (b. 1928)
  • 2010 Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 2010 Christopher Moran, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1956)
  • 2010 Kieran Phelan, Irish senator (b. 1949)
  • 2010 Jarvis Williams, American football player (b. 1965)
  • 2011 Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author and playwright (b. 1920)
  • 2011 Ben Roberts, British industrial relations expert (London School of Economics), dies at 93
  • 2013 Jack Vance, American science fiction author, dies at 96