Famous Deaths on June 18

  • 741 Leo III de Isaurier, Byzantine Emperor (717-41), dies
  • 1234 Emperor Chukyo of Japan (b. 1218)
  • 1291 Alfonso III, King of Aragon (1285-91), dies
  • 1464 Rogier van der Weyden, Flemish painter, dies at 65
  • 1580 Juliana van Stolberg, Engraver of Nassau, dies
  • 1588 Anna, daughter of prince Willem I/Anna van Saksen, dies at 24
  • 1588 Robert Crowley, English printer and poet
  • 1629 Piet Hein, Dutch naval commander (Spanish silver fleet) and folk hero (b. 1577) shot by cannonball at 51
  • 1667 Louise Henriette, daughter of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, dies at 39
  • 1669 Abraham Crijnssen, Swiss admiral, conquered Suriname, dies

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1673 Jeanne Mance, French Canadian settler and founder of the first hospital in North America, dies at 66

Nurse and Settler of New France Jeanne Mance
Nurse and Settler of New France
Jeanne Mance
  • 1686 Johann Quirsfeld, composer, dies at 43
  • 1704 Tom Brown, English satirist (b. 1662)
  • 1726 Michel-Richard Delalande, French baroque composer, dies at 68
  • 1742 John Aislabie, English politician (b. 1670)
  • 1749 Ambrose Philips, English poet (b. 1674)
  • 1772 Gerard of Swieten, botanist/painter of Maria Theresia, dies at 72
  • 1772 Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher (b. 1706)
  • 1788 Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader (b. 1714)
  • 1794 James Murray, British military officer and administrator (b. 1721)
  • 1799 Johann Andre, composer, dies at 58
  • 1815 Thomas Picton, British general (killed in battle) (b. 1758)
  • 1815 Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, French general (b. 1766)
  • 1817 Joannes Siberg, governor-general of Neth-Indies (1801-05), dies
  • 1821 Charles Hague, composer, dies at 52
  • 1824 Ferdinand III JJ-B, archduke of Austria/ruler of Toscane, dies at 55
  • 1835 William Cobbett, English journalist and author (b. 1763)
  • 1850 Antoni Weinert, composer, dies at 99
  • 1853 Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising), dies
  • 1859 Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, composer, dies at 65
  • 1866 Jacobus T Abels, painter, dies at 62
  • 1876 August Rockel, composer, dies at 61
  • 1880 John Sutter, US colonist (gold discovered on his land), dies at 77
  • 1884 Juan B Alberdi, [Figarillo], Argentine writer (Crime of War), dies at 74
  • 1886 Joannes Paredis, Belgian Bishop of Roermond, dies at 90
  • 1889 Jacques Damala [Aristides Damalas], Greek military officer and actor, dies from an overdose at 34
  • 1898 George Ulyett, cricketer (949 runs 50 wkts for England 25 Tests), dies
  • 1902 Samuel Butler, British writer (Erewhom), dies at 66
  • 1909 Learmont Drysdale, composer, dies at 42
  • 1911 Franjo Zaver Kuhac, composer, dies at 76
  • 1915 Eufemio Zapata, brother to Mexican revolutionist Emiliano Zapata, killed by Sidronio Comancho
  • 1916 Helmuth J L von Moltke, German chief general of staff, dies at 67
  • 1916 Max Immelmann, German pilot (WWI), killed
  • 1921 Eduardo Acevedo Diaz, Uruguay writer (Nativa, Lanza y Sable), dies
  • 1921 Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Kantkennis), dies at 37
  • 1922 John C Kapteyn, astronomer, dies at 71

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1928 Roald Amundsen, Norwegian polar explorer who led the 1st expedition to the South Pole, dies in a plane crash while flying on a rescue mission in the Arctic at 55

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • 1934 Francisco Lacerda, composer, dies at 65
  • 1935 August Reusner, composer, dies at 64

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1936 Maxim Gorky, [Alexei M Peshkov], Russian writer (Mother), dies at 68

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • 1937 Gaston Doumergue, premier/president of France (1913..34), dies

  • 1939 Frans "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas), dies at 73
  • 1942 Adolf Opalka, Czech resistance fighter, shot down
  • 1942 Arthur Pryor, American band composer and trombone player, dies at 71
  • 1942 John Kubris, Czech resistance fighter, killed Heydrich, dies at 28
  • 1945 Colonel Roberts, commandant 22nd regiment marines, dies in battle
  • 1945 Simon B Buckner, US lt-gen/commandant of 10th Army, dies in action
  • 1945 Florence Bascom, American geologist and 1st woman hired by the US Geological Survey, dies at 82
  • 1947 Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (b. 1898)
  • 1952 Efim D Bogolyubov, Russian chess player, dies at 63
  • 1955 Walter Rein, German composer, dies at 61
  • 1955 Willy Burkhard, composer, dies at 55
  • 1958 Douglas Jardine, cricketer (22 Tests for England), dies
  • 1959 Ethel Barrymore [Blythe], American actress (None but the Lonely Heart), dies at 79
  • 1962 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor/composer (Bruckner), dies at 82
  • 1963 Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican actor (b. 1912)
  • 1964 Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, composer, dies at 58
  • 1965 George Melachrino, composer, dies at 56
  • 1967 Beat Fehr, Swiss racing driver (b. 1942)
  • 1967 Giacomo Russo, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • 1971 Thomas Gomez, American actor (Force of Evil, Key Largo, Kim, Sellout), dies after a car accident at 65
  • 1971 Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
  • 1973 Fritz Mahler, composer, dies at 71
  • 1973 Roger Delgado, English actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enough for June), dies at 55 (b. 1918)
  • 1973 Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder AVRO, dies at 84

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1974 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, dies at 77

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1974 Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (b. 1896)
  • 1975 Faisal Ibn Mussed Abdul Aziz, Saudi prince, beheaded in Riyadh shopping center parking lot for killing his uncle the king
  • 1978 Walter C. Alvarez, American physician (b. 1884)
  • 1980 André Leducq, French cyclist (b. 1904)
  • 1980 Terence Fisher, English film director (b. 1904)
  • 1981 Richard Goolden, British actor (Two Days to Live, School for Husbands), dies at 86
  • 1982 Curd "Curt" Jürgens, German actor (Enemy Below, Longest Day), dies of an acute heart attack at 66
  • 1982 Djuna Barnes, writer, dies
  • 1982 John Cheever, Pulitzer prize winning author, dies at 70 in Ossining
  • 1982 Roberto Calvi, director (Banco Ambrosiano), hangs himself
  • 1984 Alan Berg, American radio talk show host
  • 1985 Paul Colin, French poster designer (b. 1892)
  • 1986 Frances Scott Fitzgerald, Daughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre. (b. 1921)
  • 1987 Bruce Marshall, writer, dies at 87
  • 1989 I. F. Stone, American journalist (b. 1907)
  • 1990 Dennis Dyer, cricketer (scored 96 3 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1991 Joan Caulfield, actress (My Favorite Husband), dies of cancer at 69
  • 1992 Peter Allen, entertainer (Legs Diamond), dies of aids at 48
  • 1992 Mordecai Ardon, one of Israel's greatest painters (b. 1896)
  • 1992 Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh, British brewer (Guinness) and large landowner, dies of cancer at 55
  • 1994 Jack Harkness, rose grower, dies at 75
  • 1995 Arthur John Howard, actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso), dies at 85
  • 1995 Charles Martin, cartoonist, dies at 85
  • 1996 Maitland Mackie, farmer, dies at 84
  • 1996 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist, dies at 73
  • 1997 Lev Kopelev, Russian writer and dissident (b. 1912)
  • 2000 Nancy Marchand, American actress (b. 1928)

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2002 Jack Buck, American baseball announcer, dies at 77

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • 2003 Larry Doby, American baseball player (b. 1923)
  • 2005 Syed Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (b. 1914)
  • 2005 Manuel Sadosky, Argentine mathematician (b. 1914)
  • 2006 Vincent Sherman, American film director (b. 1906)
  • 2007 Bernard Manning, British comedian (b. 1930)
  • 2007 Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (b. 1951)
  • 2008 Jean Delannoy, French actor and director (b. 1908)
  • 2008 Tasha Tudor, American illustrator (b. 1915)
  • 2008 Miyuki Kanbe, Japanese actor (b. 1984)

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2010 José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate, dies of leukemia at 87

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • 2010 Trent Acid, American professional wrestler (b.1980)
  • 2011 Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist (b. 1942)
  • 2012 Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach, dies at 78
  • 2012 Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor, dies from prostate cancer at 82
  • 2013 Gene Freese, American MLB player, dies from complications of back surgery at 79
  • 2014 Johnny Mann, American Grammy-award winning musician, dies at 85
  • 2016 Paul Cox, Dutch-born Australian director (Lonely Hearts), dies at 76
  • 2017 Hope Ryden, American wildlife activist and photographer, dies at 87
  • 2017 Lord Joffe [Joel Goodman Joffe], South African-born British lawyer (instructing solicitor for Nelson Mandela’s defence team) and businessman, dies at 85