On This Day

Famous Deaths on November 10

  • 461 St. Leo I, the Great, Italian Pope (440-61), dies in office
  • 627 Justus, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 901 Adelaide of Paris, Queen of Western Francia
  • 1241 Celestine IV [Goffredo Castiglioni], Pope (1241, 16 days), dies
  • 1285 Pedro III, King of Aragon (1276-85) and King of Sicily (1282-85), dies of unknown causes at around 45 or 46
  • 1299 Jan I, count of Holland/Zeeland (1295-99), dies at 15
  • 1444 Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, King of Poland and Hungary, dies in battle at 20
  • 1549 Paul III [Alessandro Farnese], Italian Pope (1534-49), dies at 81
  • 1556 Richard Chancellor, English explorer, dies in shipwreck off Scotland
  • 1596 Peter Wentworth, English Puritan politician (b. 1530)
  • 1617 Barnabe Rich, English soldier and writer
  • 1624 Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater, dies at 51
  • 1644 Luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (El diablo cojuelo), dies at 65
  • 1665 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer, dies at 36
  • 1670 Geory Horn [Hornius], theologist/historian, dies at about 50
  • 1673 Michał Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland (1669-73), dies at 33
  • 1727 Alphonse de Tonty, French explorer and American settler (b. 1659)
  • 1728 Fyodor Apraksin, Russian admirals (b. 1661)
  • 1772 Pedro Antonio Joaquim Correa da Serra Garção, Portuguese poet (b. 1724)
  • 1777 Cornstalk, Shawnee chief
  • 1779 Joseph Hewes, American merchant/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 49
  • 1808 Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and administrator (Governor of Quebec 1768-1778), dies at 84
  • 1821 Andreas Romberg, German violinist and composer (Der Rabe), dies at 54
  • 1843 John Trumbull, American painter (Declaration of Independence), dies at 87
  • 1865 Henry Wards, Confederate prison supt, executed for excessive cruelty
  • 1888 George Bingham, British 3rd Lord Lucan (Charge of the Light Brigade), dies at 88

Arthur Rimbaud

1891 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet and arms merchant (Saison en Enfer), dies of a bone cancer at 37

  • 1897 Moritz Heuzenroeder, German pianist and composer who settled in Australia, dies at 47 [1]
  • 1909 Ludvig Schytte, Danish composer, dies at 61
  • 1909 George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)
  • 1912 Louis Cyr, French Canadian strongman (lifting 500 pounds (227 kg) with one finger and backlifting 4,337 pounds (1,967 kg)), dies at 49
  • 1936 Louis Gustave Binger, French officer and explorer (b. 1856)
  • 1937 Nikolai Batalov, Russian actor (Tretya meshchanskaya, Mother), dies from tuberculosis at 37
  • 1948 Julius Curtius, German foreign minister (1929- ), dies at 71
  • 1954 Hussein Fatemi, Iran Foreign minister, executed
  • 1956 Victor Young, American violinist, arranger, orchestra leader, and composer ("Street of Dreams"; "Love Letters"; "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You"), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 57
  • 1959 Lupino Lane [Henry Lupino], British stage, silent and sound screen actor (Love Parade; Me And My Gal: The Deputy Drummer), dies at 67
  • 1960 Isadore Freed, Belarusian-American composer, pedagogue, and musicologist (Harmonizing the Jewish Modes), dies at 60
  • 1963 Otto Flake, writer, dies
  • 1964 James "Jimmie" Dodd, American actor (Thundering Trails, Riders of the Rio Grande), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1966 Evelyn Sears, American tennis player (US National 1907), dies at 91
  • 1966 Steven Nagy, American bowler (first televised perfect game [300}, 1954; ABC Hall of Fame 1963), dies at 53
  • 1967 Ida Cox (nee Prather), American blues singer and vaudeville performer, dies at 79, 73, or 71 [year of birth disputed]
  • 1968 Gerald Mohr, American actor (The Angry Red Planet, The Sniper, Foreign Intrigue), dies from a heart attack at 54
  • 1969 Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet, dies at 78
  • 1971 Walter Van Tilburg Clark, American author (Ox-Bow Incident), dies at 62
  • 1972 Charlie Hallows, English cricketer who scored 1000 runs in a single month in May 1928, dies at 77
  • 1973 Stringbean [David Akeman], American country singer, comedian, and banjo player (Hee Haw), murdered by burglars at his home at 58
  • 1975 Ernest M. McSorley, American ship captain (b. 1912)
  • 1976 Theodore Besterman, British bibliographer and psychical researcher, dies at 71
  • 1978 Theo Lingen, German director and actor (M, Charm of La Boheme), dies at 75
  • 1979 Friedrich Thorberg, writer, dies at 71
  • 1981 Abel Gance, French movie director (J'accuse), dies at 92
  • 1982 Elio Petri, Italian director (Workers Class), dies at 53
  • 1984 Sudie Bond, American actress (Love Story, Johnny Dangerously), dies of a respiratory ailment at 56
  • 1984 Xavier Herbert, Australian author (b. 1901)
  • 1985 Pelle Lindbergh, goalie (Philadelphia Flyers), dies in drunk driving accident
  • 1986 Francis "King" Clancy, Canadian NHL ice hockey defenseman, 1921-36, 3X Stanley Cup (Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs), referee (1938-49), coach, 1953-56 (Toronto), executive, and trophy namesake, dies of septic shock at 84
  • 1986 Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino film actor and politician, dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1986 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races), dies at 82
  • 1990 Lisa Kirk, US Broadway-singer, dies
  • 1990 Ronnie Dyson, American stage actor (Hair - "Aquarius"; Salvation), and soul singer ("(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?"; "I Don't Wanna Cry"), dies of heart failure at 40
  • 1990 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist and electrical engineer, dies at 76
  • 1991 Alessandro Lessona, Minister of Italian Colonies (1931-38), dies
  • 1991 Franco Malfatti, president of Commission of Europe (1970-1972), dies
  • 1991 Tutte Lemkow, dancer and director (Capt Paradise; I Am A Camera), dies at 73
  • 1991 Dick the Bruiser [William Fritz Afflis], American professional wrestler, dies at 62
  • 1992 Antoine C J Rottier, Dutch CEO (DSM), dies
  • 1992 Chuck Connors, American author, actor (The Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), professional basketball and baseball player, dies at 71
  • 1993 Wensley Pithey, South-African actor (Oliver!, The Saint, Little Women), dies at 79
  • 1994 Carmen McRae, American jazz singer and pianist, dies at about 73
  • 1994 Louis Nizer, lawyer, dies at 92
  • 1994 William Higinbotham, American physicist (member of team who developed first nuclear bomb), dies at 84
  • 1995 Boty Goodwin, British artist, dies at 29
  • 1995 Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian writer and environmentalist, dies at 54
  • 1995 Margaret Annie Nan Macdonald, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • 1995 Clairmonte Depeiaza, West Indian cricketer (world record partnership v Aust 1955), dies at 67
  • 1996 Beecher Moore, British sailor, dies at 88
  • 1996 Hugo Buchthal, art historian, dies at 87
  • 1996 Marjorie Proops, British journalist (Daily Mirror), and advice columnist (Dear Marje), dies at 85
  • 1997 William Alland, American actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 81
  • 1997 Tommy Tedesco, American jazz and Los Angeles session guitarist (Wrecking Crew; Lalo Schifrin), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • 1998 Mary Millar, English actress (Keeping Up Appearances), dies at 62
  • 1998 Svetlana Beriosova, Lithuanian-British ballerina, dies at 66
  • 1999 Robert Kramer, American actor and director (Milestones), dies of meningitis at 60
  • 2000 Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French politician, Prime Minister of France, President of the National Assembly, dies at 85
  • 2001 Ken Kesey, American author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), dies at 66
  • 2002 Michel Boisrond, French film director and screenwriter, dies at 81
  • 2003 Canaan Banana, 1st President of Zimbabwe (1980-87), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2003 Irv "Kup" Kupcinet, American columnist and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 2004 Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (b. 1907)
  • 2006 Diana Coupland, British comedy actress (b. 1932)
  • 2006 Gerald Levert, American singer (In My Songs) (b. 1966), dies at 40
  • 2006 Jack Palance [Vladimir Palahniuk], American actor (City Slickers, Contempt, Batman), dies of natural causes at 87
  • 2006 Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1962)
  • 2006 Fokko du Cloux, mathematician (b. 1954)
  • 2007 Laraine Day [La Raine Johnson], American actress (Dr. KIldaire, Foreign Correspondent), dies at 87
  • 2007 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-75), dies at 100
  • 2008 Miriam Makeba, South African singer and civil rights activist (Grammy for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, 1965), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 2009 Gheorghe Dinica, Romanian actor (b. 1934)
  • 2009 Robert Enke, German football goalkeeper, dies at 32
  • 2009 John Allen Muhammad, American spree killer (b. 1960)
  • 2010 Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (b. 1919)
  • 2010 Dave Niehaus, American sportscaster (b. 1935)
  • 2010 Nicolo Rizzuto, Italian-Canadian organized crime figure, killed at his residence by a sniper at 86
  • 2010 Tiger Lance, South African cricketer (South African batting all-rounder 1961-67), dies at 70
  • 2011 Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)
  • 2011 Peter J. Biondi, American state legislator (New Jersey) and former mayor (b. 1942)
  • 2015 Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of West Germany (SPD, 1974- 82), dies at 96
  • 2015 Pat Eddery, Irish jockey (11 x British flat racing Champion Jockey; 3 x Epsom Derby), dies from a heart attack at 63
  • 2015 Allen Toussaint, American pianist, songwriter and producer ("Mother-In-Law"; "Working In A Coal Mine"; "Southern Nights"), dies at 77
  • 2015 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist who designed the IBM mainframe, dies at 92
  • 2015 Tim [Itimous Thaddeus] Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95) dies at 89
  • 2015 Robert Craft, American conductor and friend of Stravinsky, dies at 92
  • 2020 Juan Sol, Spanish soccer defender (28 caps; Valencia, Real Madrid), dies at 73
  • 2020 Tony Waiters, English soccer goalkeeper (5 caps; Blackpool) and manager (Canada, Plymouth Argyle, Vancouver Whitecaps), dies at 83
  • 2021 Gerald Sinstadt, English sports broadcaster and columnist (BBC Radio, ITV Grenada, BBC One; The Sentinel), dies at 91
November 10 Highlights