Famous Deaths on June 13

  • 1036 Ali az-Zahir, caliph (b. 1005)
  • 1142 Godfried II, duke of Brabant/Neth-Lotharingen, dies
  • 1231 Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (b. 1195)
  • 1256 Tankei, Japanese sculptor (b. 1173)
  • 1371 Jan V of Virneburg, bishop of Utrecht (Pledge Vollenhove), dies
  • 1550 Johann Spangenberg, German theologist and composer, dies at 66
  • 1550 Veronica Gambara, Italian poet, dies at 64
  • 1612 Charles van Croij, prince of Chimay/Duke of Aarschot, dies at 51
  • 1636 George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly, Scottish politician (b. 1562)
  • 1645 Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese swordsman
  • 1665 Auke Stellingwerf, lt-admiral of Friesland, dies in battle at about 29
  • 1665 Egbert Meussen Kortenaer, vice-admiral, dies in battle at about 29
  • 1665 Jacob van Wassenaer, [Foggy Obdam], lt-admiral, dies in battle at 55
  • 1749 Jan F van Bloemen, [Orizonte], Flemish painter, dies at 87
  • 1784 Henry Middleton, American president of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)
  • 1810 Johann Gottfried Seume, German writer (Spaziergang nach Syrakus), dies at 47

  • 1821 [Izaak J] Alexander Gogel, minister of finance/patriot, dies at 55
  • 1825 Johann Peter Melchior, German sculptor, dies at 82
  • 1839 Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, French musician and composer, dies at 66
  • 1865 Cleaveland J Campbell, Union brigadier general, dies at about 29

Person of interestJean Eugène Robert-Houdin

1871 Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician and father of modern magic, dies of pneumonia at 65

  • 1873 Angelo Mariani, Italian composer, dies at 51
  • 1881 Josef Skoda, Czech physician (b. 1805)
  • 1886 King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Builder of palace of Neuschwanstein, patron of Wagner, found dead in Lake Starnberg, near Munich at 11:30 PM at 40
  • 1898 Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, French-Canadian lawyer and politician, dies at 57
  • 1899 [Robert] Lawson Tait, Scottish-born pioneering surgeon performed first salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy, dies at 54
  • 1904 Nikiphoros Lytras, Greek painter (b. 1832)
  • 1905 Theodoros Delyannis, premier Greece, murdered
  • 1905 Tippo-Tip, [Hamed ben Mohammed], Zanzibar merchant, dies at about 67
  • 1913 Jonathan Hutchinson, English surgeon and scientist, dies at 84
  • 1920 Essad Pasja, Albanian military man/minister, murdered at the Versailles Peace Conference
  • 1927 Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
  • 1928 Damaso Ledesma, composer, dies at 60
  • 1930 Henry Segrave, British racing driver who held land speed records and the water speed record (b. 1896)
  • 1931 Shibasaburo Kitasato, Japanese physician (b. 1851)
  • 1939 Arthur Coningham, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1894), dies
  • 1939 Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Suljetuilla Porteilla), dies at 64
  • 1943 Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
  • 1944 Christopher Heseltine, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1895-96), dies
  • 1946 Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), dies at 71
  • 1952 Max Pulver, writer, dies

  • 1954 Nikolai Obouhov, composer, dies at 62
  • 1958 Edwin Keppel Bennett, English writer (Built in Jerusalem’s Wall: A Book in praise of Jerusalem), dies at 70
  • 1961 Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway), dies at 79
  • 1962 Eugene Goossens, British conductor and composer (Perseus), dies at 69
  • 1965 Martin Buber, Austrian-Israeli dialogue philosopher and theologist (Ich und Du), dies at 87
  • 1965 David Drummond, Australian politician (b. 1890)
  • 1969 Ken Errair, American singer (Four Freshmen), dies in a plane crash at 39
  • 1969 Martita Hunt, Argentine-born English actress (Great Expectations), dies at 69
  • 1972 Clyde McPhatter, American R&B singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love), dies at 39
  • 1972 Dündar Taşer, Turkish nationalist (b. 1925)
  • 1973 Alvin Derold Etler, composer, dies at 60
  • 1973 Frantisek Suchy, composer, dies at 82
  • 1976 Don Bolles, US journalist (against Arizona), dies
  • 1977 Tom C Clark, former Supreme Court Justice (1949-67), dies in NY at 77
  • 1977 Matthew Garber, British child actor (Mary Poppins) (b. 1956)
  • 1979 Darla Hood, American child actress (Little Rascals, The Bat), dies from acute hepatitis at 47
  • 1982 Abdul Aziz Khaled, King of Saudi-Arabia, dies at 69
  • 1982 Ken "Slasher" Mackay, cricketer (Aussie all-rounder 1956-63), dies
  • 1982 Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)
  • 1984 Marinus de Jong, Dutch composer, dies at 92
  • 1984 António Variações [António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro], Portuguese singer-songwriter (Dar & Receber), dies at 39 of AIDS-related pneumonia complications
  • 1986 Benny Goodman, clarinetist/bandleader (King of Swing), dies at 77

Person of interestGeraldine Page

1987 Geraldine Page, American actress (Blue & Gray, Trip to Bountiful), dies at 62

  • 1989 Fran Allison, actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), dies at 81
  • 1993 Donald "Deke" K Slayton, US major/astronaut (Apollo 18), dies at 69
  • 1993 Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
  • 1994 Anne Aitken, student of Zen, dies at 83
  • 1994 Igor Youskevitch, Russian-Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies at 82
  • 1994 James Pollack, US room designer, dies at 55
  • 1995 David Parry, guitarist, dies 53
  • 1996 David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist, dies at 60
  • 1998 Birger Ruud, Norwegian 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1932, 36), dies at 86
  • 1998 Reg Smythe, English cartoonist (Andy Capp), dies at 80
  • 2002 John Hope, American meteorologist (b. 1919)
  • 2003 Malik Meraj Khalid, Former caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)
  • 2004 Dick Durrance, American skier, dies at 89
  • 2004 Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist and writer, dies at 52
  • 2005 Jonathan Adams, English actor (b. 1931)
  • 2005 Álvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer, dies at 91
  • 2005 David Diamond, American composer (b. 1915)
  • 2005 Lane Smith, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2005 David Leo Diamond, American composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), dies at 89
  • 2006 Charles Haughey, Taoiseach (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Walid Eido, Lebanese MP (b. 1942)

Person of interestTim Russert

2008 Tim Russert, American television host, NBC News Meet the Press moderator, dies at 58

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert
  • 2008 Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (Social Democratic Party of Austria), dies at 82
  • 2009 Mitsuharu Misawa, Japanese professional wrestler (b. 1962)
  • 2009 Fathi Yakan, Lebanese leader and Muslim cleric (b. 1933)
  • 2010 Jimmy Dean, American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever), dies at 81
  • 2012 William S. Knowles, American chemist and Nobel laureate, dies from complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 95
  • 2012 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer, dies at 97

Person of interestChuck Noll

2014 Chuck Noll, NFL head coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), dies of natural causes at 82

NFL Head Coach Chuck Noll
NFL Head Coach
Chuck Noll
  • 2015 MC Supreme [Dewayne Lawrence Coleman], rapper (Black in America), dies in a car accident at 47
  • 2017 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and actress credited as the muse of the Rolling Stones, dies of complications of hepatitis C. at 75
  • 2018 Charles "Chuck" Vinci, American weightlifter and Olympic champion (1956 and 1960 gold), dies at 85