Famous Deaths on June 22

  • 1276 Innocent V, [Pierre the Tarantaise], Pope (1276), dies at about 36
  • 1429 Ghiyath al-Kashi, Persian astronomer and mathematician (b. 1380)
  • 1535 John Fisher, English bishop (1504-35), cardinal (Saint John Fisher), beheaded at about 65
  • 1632 James Whitelocke, English judge (b. 1570)
  • 1634 Johann von Aldringen, Austrian field marshal (b. 1588)
  • 1699 Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
  • 1714 Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (b. 1662)
  • 1735 Pirro Capacelli, Italian aristocrat and composer, dies at 71
  • 1741 Joseph-Hector Fiocco, composer, dies at 38
  • 1745 Hubert Renotte, Flemish composer and organist, dies at 41
  • 1754 Nicholas Siret, French baroque composer and organist, dies at 91
  • 1777 Josef Christian, German sculptor, dies at 71
  • 1803 Wilhelm Heinse, writer, dies
  • 1843 Gabriele Prota, composer, dies at 88
  • 1867 Leopold Marquard, South African clergyman, missionary and educationist, dies at 80
  • 1868 Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (b. 1801)

  • 1874 Howard Staunton, English world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies at 84
  • 1885 Mahdi, [Muhammad Ahmed], Sudanese music reviewer, dies
  • 1892 Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (b. 1819)
  • 1894 Alexandre-Antonin Taché, Canadian archbishop (b. 1823)
  • 1897 Ralph Abercromby, British meteorologist, dies at about 54
  • 1898 Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun, Austria botanist, dies at 66
  • 1903 George White, African American resident of Delaware, lynched
  • 1905 Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
  • 1906 Fritz Schaudinn, German zoologist (examined syphilis), dies at 34
  • 1909 Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet, dies at 65
  • 1910 Marie, Princess of Wied/Orange Nassau, dies
  • 1910 Marie of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange Nassau, dies at 69
  • 1922 Henry H Wilson, Field Marshal, murdered in London
  • 1925 Felix Klein, German mathematician (Evanstan Colloquium), dies at 76
  • 1926 Hermann Suter, Swiss composer, dies at 56
  • 1928 George Siegmann, American actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist), dies from pernicious anemia at 46
  • 1928 A. B. Frost, American illustrator (b. 1851)
  • 1930 Karl von Amira, German historian, dies at 82
  • 1931 Armand Fallières, French president (1906-13), dies at 89
  • 1932 Tommy Treichel, American professional wrestler (b. 1892)
  • 1933 Henry Birkin, British racing driver (Bentley Boys), dies at 36
  • 1935 Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian, diplomat and politician (b. 1866)
  • 1936 Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher assassinated at 54 by former student Johann Nelböck
  • 1938 C. J. Dennis, Australian poet (The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke), dies at 61
  • 1940 M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies

  • 1940 Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who developed the Köppen climate classification system for the regions of the world, dies at 93
  • 1940 Walter Hasenvlever, German writer commits suicide at 49
  • 1945 Isamu Tsjo, Japanese chief-staff 32nd Army, commits harakiri
  • 1945 Mitsuri Ushijima, Japanese lt-gen/commandant 32nd Army, commits harakiri
  • 1950 Julio Fonseca, composer, dies at 65
  • 1954 Don Hollenbeck, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 49
  • 1954 Karl Taylor Compton, American physicist and 9th President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, dies at 66
  • 1955 Sadashiv Garpatrao Shinde, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies at 31
  • 1955 Wyllis Cooper, TV narrator (Volume One), dies at 56
  • 1959 Hermann Brill, German politician (b. 1895)
  • 1961 Betty Elder, actress (Annie Get Your Gun), dies
  • 1961 Maria of Romania, Queen Consort of Yugoslavia (b. 1900)
  • 1963 Maria Tănase, Romanian singer of traditional and popular music (b. 1913)
  • 1964 Havank, [HF van der Kallen], detective writer (Shade), dies at 60
  • 1965 Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch doctor/co-founder (UNA), dies at 72
  • 1965 David O Selznick, American Academy Award winning producer (Gone With the Wind, Rebecca), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 1966 Roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies
  • 1967 Adrian Grigor'yevich Shaposhnikov, composer, dies at 79

Person of interestJudy Garland

1969 Judy Garland, American singer and actress (The Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at 47 of an overdose

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • 1973 Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer, dies at 77
  • 1974 Darius Milhaud, French composer (Maximilien), dies at 81
  • 1977 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu), dies at 24
  • 1979 Emory Parnell, St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85
  • 1979 Julius Sommer, dies of heart failure, buried in Dayton Ohio
  • 1979 Louis Chiron, Monégasque racing drive, dies at 79
  • 1981 Lola Lane, actress (Zanzibar, Mystery Ship, Big Fight), dies
  • 1982 Alan Webb, British actor (King Lear, Taming of Shrew, Challenge of Lassie), dies at 75
  • 1984 Joseph Losey, director (Go-Between, M, Concrete Jungle), dies at 75

Person of interestFred Astaire

1987 Fred Astaire, American tap dancer, presenter and actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime), dies at 88

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • 1988 Bramwell Fletcher, British actor (White Cargo, Random Harvest, The Mummy), dies at 84
  • 1988 Dennis Day, actor/tenor (Jack Benny Show), dies of ALS at 71
  • 1988 Ross Ford, actor (Reform School Girl, Jungle Patrol), dies
  • 1988 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, dies of a drug overdose at 43
  • 1989 Bengt Johansson, Finnish composer, dies at 74
  • 1989 Lee Calhoun, hurdler (Olympic gold 1956, 60), dies at 66
  • 1989 Lucien Saulnier, Canadian politician, dies at 72
  • 1990 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), dies at 81
  • 1991 Cameron Miller, actor (Portrait of Claire), dies at 82
  • 1991 Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1992 Chuck Mitchell, American actor (General Hospital, Porky's, Better Off Dead), dies at 64
  • 1992 Frederic I Rinaldo, writer (Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein), dies
  • 1992 M. F. K. Fisher, American cook book author, dies of Parkinson disease at 83
  • 1993 Hannah Troy, fashion designer (petite), dies of heart attack at 93
  • 1993 M'hammed Boukhozba, Algerian sociologist, murdered at 52
  • 1993 Pat Nixon, 1st lady (1969-75), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • 1994 Jack Davies, screenwriter, dies at 80
  • 1995 Georges Yves Marie Congar, Dominican theologian cardinal, dies at 91
  • 1996 Leo Nichols, businessman, honorary consul and longtime friend of Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, dies at 65
  • 1996 Ray Lindwall, Australian cricketer (228 wkts 61 Tests for Australia), dies at 74
  • 1996 Salah Abou Seif, film director, dies at 81
  • 1996 Tertius Metcalf, businessman, dies at 63
  • 1996 Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, American songwriter, brother of Diana, found murdered at 47
  • 1997 Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer (b. 1956)
  • 1997 Don Henderson, English actor (b. 1932)
  • 1999 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, dies at 63
  • 2002 Ann Landers [Eppie Lederer], American advice columnist "Ask Ann Landers," twin sister of fellow advice columnist "Dear Abby" (Abigail Van Buren), dies of bone marrow cancer at 83
  • 2002 Darryl Kile, American baseball player (b. 1968)
  • 2003 John Stokes, British MP (C), dies at 85
  • 2003 Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, dies at 79
  • 2004 Mattie Stepanek, American poet (b. 1990)
  • 2004 Bob Bemer, American computer scientist (b. 1920)
  • 2004 Kim Sun-il, South Korean translator (b. 1970)
  • 2004 Thomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist, dies from complications due to heart disease at 84
  • 2006 Moose (dog actor), dog actor popular for role on Frasier (b. 1990)
  • 2007 Nancy Benoit, former professional wrestling valet (b. 1964)
  • 2007 Erik Parlevliet, Dutch field hockey player (b. 1964)
  • 2007 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, German artist, worked collaboratively with Hilla Becher his wife, dies at 75
  • 2008 George Carlin, American comedian, actor (b. 1937)
  • 2008 Dody Goodman, American comedienne (b. 1914)
  • 2008 Jane McGrath, British-Australian cancer support campaigner, dies at 42
  • 2011 Harley Hotchkiss, Canadian businessman (b. 1927)
  • 2012 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Canadian Hall of Fame NHL player, dies at 85
  • 2014 Teenie Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, dies from complications from emphysema at 68
  • 2014 Felix Dennis, English publisher and poet (Dennis Publishing), dies at 67
  • 2015 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), dies in a plane crash at 61
  • 2015 Laura Antonelli, Italian actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph), dies at 73
  • 2015 Gabriele Wohmann, German writer, dies at 83
  • 2017 Norman Ayrton, English actor and opera director (Royal Shakespearean Acad - UK), dies at 92
  • 2018 Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician, dies at 90