Famous Deaths on March 25

  • 1223 Afonso II, 3rd King of Portugal (1211-23), dies at 36
  • 1345 Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, English politician (b. 1281)
  • 1458 Inigo Lopez de Mendoza, Spanish marquis of Santillana/poet, dies
  • 1558 Marcos de Niza, French Franciscan explorer
  • 1561 Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German philosopher and encyclopedist (b. 1518)
  • 1603 Ikoma Chikamasa, Japanese warlord (b. 1526)
  • 1609 Olaus Martini, Swedish Archbishop of Uppsala (b. 1557)
  • 1620 Johannes Nucius, German composer
  • 1625 Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (b. 1569)
  • 1692 Gerardus L Blasius, Flemish anatomist, dies at about 66
  • 1697 Hendrik Casimir II, King of Nassau-Dietzstadhouder, dies
  • 1712 Nehemiah Grew, English naturalist (b. 1641)
  • 1736 Nicholas Hawksmoor, British architect
  • 1738 Turlough O'Carolan, Irish harper and composer (b. 1670)
  • 1751 Frederick of Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51), dies at 74
  • 1766 Johannes Ritschel, composer, dies at 26
  • 1799 Constantin Reindl, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1801 Anthony Ziesenis, architect/sculptor (Camper), dies at 69
  • 1801 Novalis [Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg], German romantic writer ('Heinrich von Ofterdingen), dies at 28
  • 1818 Caspar Wessel, Danish-Norwegian mathematician, dies at 72
  • 1823 Coelestin Jungbauer, composer, dies at 75
  • 1825 Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch politician (Grand Pensionary of Batavia), dies at 63
  • 1835 Friederike Blum, writer, dies
  • 1852 Alexis Garaude, composer, dies at 73
  • 1860 James Braid, Scottish surgeon (b. 1795)
  • 1873 Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (b. 1810)
  • 1877 Elkanah Brackin Greer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 51
  • 1880 Joseph Rummel, composer, dies at 61
  • 1880 Ludmilla Assing, writer, dies
  • 1908 Durham Stevens, American diplomat (b. 1851)
  • 1909 Ruperto Chapi, Spanish composer, dies at 57

Person of interestFrederic Mistral

1914 Frederic Mistral, French poet (Nobel-1904), dies at 83

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral
  • 1917 Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (b. 1832)

Person of interestClaude Debussy

1918 Claude Debussy, French composer (Iberia/La Mer), dies in Paris at 55

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy
  • 1924 John Reedman, cricketer (Test for Aust 1894, 17 & 4, 1 for 24), dies
  • 1931 Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, American journalist and civil rights activist, dies at 68
  • 1937 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54
  • 1940 Ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51
  • 1948 Warren Hymer, American actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob), dies from a stomach ailment at 42
  • 1949 Hanns A Rauter, German SS-commandant in Netherland, executed at 54
  • 1950 Frank Buck, American actor (Africa Screams, Tiger Queen, Tiger Fangs), dies at 62

Person of interestEddie Collins

1951 Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's) and manager, dies of heart problems at 63

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1956 George Luther Foote, composer, dies at 70
  • 1956 Robert Newton, British actor (Treasure Island, Henry V, Around the World in 80 Days), dies from a heart attack at 50
  • 1957 Fud Livingston, American jazz clarinetist and composer, dies at 50
  • 1957 Max Ophüls, German director and writer (b. 1902)
  • 1958 Emerson Whithorne, composer, dies at 73
  • 1958 Tom Brown, American dixieland jazz trombonist, dies at 69
  • 1959 Billy Mayerl, composer, dies at 56
  • 1962 Auguste Piccard, Swiss explorer/balloonist, dies at 78
  • 1963 Davey Moore, American featherweight world champion boxer, dies at 29 as a result of injuries sustained in a match against Sugar Ramos

  • 1965 Giorgio Federico Ghedini, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • 1965 Viola Gregg Liuzzo, US civil rights activist, murdered
  • 1966 Colin Campbell, actor (Leather Boys), dies at 83
  • 1967 Renato Cellini, Italian conductor (b.c.1913)
  • 1968 Douglas Evans, American actor (At War with the Army, South Pacific Trail), dies at 64
  • 1969 Alan Mowbray, British actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), dies at 72
  • 1969 Max Eastman, American critic/essayist (Love and Revolution), dies at 86
  • 1969 Norman Gallichan, cricketer (one Test for NZ, 30 & 2, 3-113), dies
  • 1969 Billy Cotton, British bandleader & entertainer (b. 1889)
  • 1973 Edward Steichen, American photographer, dies at 93
  • 1974 Otto Waldis, Austrian actor (Unknown World, Whip Hand), dies at 72
  • 1975 Juan Gaudino, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)

Person of interestFaisal of Saudia Arabia

1975 Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia (1964-75), shot by nephew at 68

  • 1978 Jack Hulbert, British actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack), dies at 85
  • 1979 Anton Heiller, composer, dies at 55
  • 1980 Roland Barthes, French literary critic and writer (b. 1915)
  • 1980 Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (b. 1901)
  • 1980 Walter Susskind, Czech conductor (b. 1913)
  • 1980 James Wright, American poet (b. 1927)
  • 1982 Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, dies at 79
  • 1983 Martha Sleeper, actress (Spitfire), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1983 Bob Waterfield, American NFL quarterback (Rams), dies at 62
  • 1985 Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (Gertrud, Hooray for the Blue Hussars), dies at 75
  • 1987 Henry R LaBouisse, headed UNICEF (1965-79), dies at 83
  • 1988 James J. Howard, American educator and Democratic Party politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), dies at 60
  • 1991 Eileen Joyce, pianist, dies at 78
  • 1991 Lee Donn, pianist, dies of stroke at 96
  • 1991 Marcel Lefebvre, French Catholic prelate (b. 1905)
  • 1992 Nancy Walker, American actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife), dies of cancer at 69
  • 1994 David Miles Bensusan-Butt, English economist, dies at 79
  • 1994 Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena), dies at 32
  • 1995 James Gardner, designer, dies at 87
  • 1995 Peter Herbert Penwarden, English priest, dies at 73
  • 1995 Warren E Burger, chief justice of US (1969-86), dies
  • 1995 James Coleman, American sociologist (b. 1926)
  • 1996 John Snagge, British newsreader and commentator for the BBC (Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race), dies at 91
  • 1997 Roberto Sanchez Vilella, governor of Puerto Rico in (1965-69), dies
  • 1998 Max Green, Australian lawyer (b. 1952)
  • 1998 Steve Schiff, United States Congressman (b. 1947)
  • 1999 Cal Ripken Sr, American MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • 2000 Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2001 Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot, first to fly Concorde. dies at 77
  • 2002 Kenneth Wolstenholme, British BBC football commentator, dies at 81
  • 2005 Paul Henning, American TV/film producer and writer (b. 1911)
  • 2006 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • 2006 Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916)
  • 2006 Buck Owens, American singer and television personality (b. 1929)
  • 2007 Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (2000-07), dies at 57
  • 2008 Rafael Azcona, Spanish screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2008 Ben Carnevale, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 2009 Johnny Blanchard, American baseball player (b. 1933)
  • 2009 Gábor Ocskay, Hungarian hockey player (b. 1975)
  • 2009 Giovanni Parisi, Italian boxer (b. 1967)
  • 2009 Kosuke Koyama, Japanese theologian (b. 1929)
  • 2010 Pål Bang-Hansen, Norwegian film critic and television personality (b. 1937)
  • 2012 Larry Stevenson [Richard], American skateboard innovator, dies from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease at 81
  • 2012 Bert Sugar, American sports writer, dies from a cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2013 Lou Sleater, American MLB pitcher, dies from lung disease at 86
  • 2013 Anthony Lewis, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize 195,1963) & author, dies from kidney and heart failure at 85
  • 2017 Roberta Hazard, American retired Rear Admiral (US Navy), dies at 82