Famous Deaths on November 16

  • 1240 Edmund of Abingdon, English bishop (Archbishop of Canterbury, 1233-40), dies
  • 1272 Henry III, King of England (1216-72, Provisions of Oxford), dies
  • 1328 Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1276)
  • 1512 Gerbrand Mockema, Fries rebel, beheaded
  • 1512 Jemme Herjuwsma, Fries rebel, beheaded
  • 1548 Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer, dies at 44
  • 1603 Pierre Charron, French philosopher/theologian, dies
  • 1613 Trajano Boccalini, Italian satirist (b. 1556)
  • 1628 Paolo Quagliati, Italian composer
  • 1667 Nathaniel Schnittelbach, composer, dies at 34
  • 1668 Antoon Anselmo, South Netherlands lawyer, dies at about 79
  • 1695 Pierre Nicole, French philosopher (b. 1625)
  • 1706 Cornelis Evertsen, mutineer/ltalian-admiral of Zeeland, dies at 64
  • 1706 Godfried Schalcken, Dutch painter, etcher and engraver, dies at about 63
  • 1724 Jack Sheppard, English robber, hanged
  • 1745 James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier (b. 1665)
  • 1766 Dominikus Zimmermann, German architect/painter, dies at 81
  • 1773 John Hawkesworth, English writer
  • 1775 Marian Paradeiser, composer, dies at 28
  • 1779 Pehr Kalm, Finnish explorer and naturalist (b. 1716)
  • 1785 Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, dies at 76
  • 1790 Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
  • 1797 King Frederick William II of Prussia (b. 1744) Reigns 1786-97
  • 1802 André Michaux, French botanist, dies at 56
  • 1806 Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland, Ohio (b. 1754)
  • 1808 Mustapha IV, sultan of Turkey (1807-08), dies at 29
  • 1831 Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian general and strategist (Campaign 1813), dies at 51
  • 1835 Louis Angely, German comedic poet (Paris in Pommern), dies at 48
  • 1836 Christian Hendrik Persoon, Dutch mycologist (b. 1761)
  • 1869 Hamiora Pere is hanged for treason at the Terrace Gaol, Wellington - only New Zealander ever to be executed for treason
  • 1884 František Chvostek, Moravian physician (b. 1835)

Person of interestLouis Riel

1885 Louis Riel, Canadian rebel leader and "Father of Manitoba", hanged for treason at 41

Politician Louis Riel
Politician
Louis Riel
  • 1890 Johann A H Scheler, Belgian man of letters/librarian, dies at 71
  • 1893 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), dies of natural causes at 87
  • 1907 Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma, dies at 59
  • 1908 Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French-born Canadian politician (b. 1829)
  • 1909 Francis Thome, composer, dies at 59
  • 1911 Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (b. 1842)
  • 1922 Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)
  • 1924 Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, composer, dies at 78
  • 1924 Edward Everett Rice, composer, dies at 75
  • 1932 Carry van Bruggen, [de Haan], Dutch author (Eva), dies at 51
  • 1934 Alice Liddell, English schoolgirl model for Alice in Wonderland, dies at 82
  • 1934 Joachim Ringelantz, writer, dies
  • 1934 Carl von Linde, German engineer and chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, dies at 92
  • 1935 Kurt Schindler, composer, dies at 53
  • 1939 Pierce Butler, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1866)
  • 1942 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (Der Liebesexpreß, A Star Fell from Heaven), dies from a heart atack at 38
  • 1943 Marcel Verhamme, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • 1944 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (26 Tests 1910-1928), dies at 58
  • 1945 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Kohtalon Vaaka), dies at 43

  • 1948 Frederick Gardner Cottrell, American Inventor (electrostatic precipitator), dies at 71
  • 1950 "Dr. Bob" Smith, American physician and co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, dies of colon cancer at 71
  • 1954 Albert Francis Blakeslee, American botanist, dies at 80
  • 1955 Tomasz Arciszewski, Polish premier (1944-47), dies at 88
  • 1957 Cora Witherspoon, actress (Quality Street, Bank Dick), dies at 67
  • 1958 Warner Fabian, [S Adams], American author (Great American Fraud), dies at 87
  • 1958 J. W. F. Werumeus Buning, Dutch poet (Daily Bread), dies at 67

Person of interestClark Gable

1960 Clark Gable, actor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59

  • 1961 Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies at 79
  • 1964 Albert Hay Malotte, composer, dies at 69
  • 1964 John Emery, American actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos, Mademoiselle Fifi), dies at 59
  • 1964 Piet Moeskops, Dutch track cyclist (world sprint champion 1921-24, 26), dies at 71
  • 1965 Alexander King, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 66
  • 1965 William Thomas Cosgrave, President of the Irish Free State, dies at 85

Person of interestCluny MacPherson

1966 Cluny MacPherson, Canadian inventor of the gas mask, dies at 87

  • 1968 Greet Hofmans, faith healer of Dutch queen Juliana, dies at 74
  • 1971 Charlie Dell, American actor and comedian (Pickle in the Middle), dies at 90
  • 1971 Edward Sedgwick, director, dies of barbiturate overdose at 28
  • 1971 Edie Sedgwick, American actress (Andy Warhol) and socialite, dies at 28
  • 1972 Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87
  • 1973 Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif
  • 1974 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91
  • 1975 Ernst van Raalte, lawyer/minister-president, dies at 83
  • 1978 Claude Dauphin, French actor (Barbarella, April in Paris, Deported), dies at 75
  • 1980 Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), suicide at 37
  • 1980 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American blues singer, dies at 41
  • 1981 Morgan Conway, American actor (Dick Tracy, Brother Orchid), dies at 78
  • 1982 Arthur Askey, British actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), dies at 82
  • 1982 Lenny Murphy, Leader of Belfast's notorious Shankill Butchers (b. 1952)
  • 1982 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian Mathematician (topology), dies at 86
  • 1984 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (b. 1906)
  • 1984 Leonard Rose, American concert cellist (NY Phil 1943-51), dies at 66
  • 1985 John J Sparkmann, (Sen-D-Ala), dies at 85
  • 1985 Stuart Chase, American writer and economist (The Tragedy of Waste), dies at 97
  • 1986 Siobhán McKenna [Cionnaith], Irish stage actress (Saint Joan, The Chalk Garden), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • 1987 Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)
  • 1987 Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (b. 1907)
  • 1988 Lotte Stam-Beese, German/Neth architect, dies at about 85
  • 1989 Jean-Claude Malépart, Quebec politician (b. 1938)
  • 1991 Ralph Marrero, actor (Babe, Johnny Suede), dies in car accident at 33
  • 1993 Lucia Popp, Czech/Austria soprano (Vienna Opera), dies at 54
  • 1993 Achille Zavatta, French clown (b. 1915)
  • 1994 Chester Dino Powers Valenti, singer/Songwriter, dies at 57
  • 1994 Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer, dies at 83
  • 1994 David Rayner, cyclist, dies
  • 1994 Doris Speed, actress (Annie-Coronation Street), dies at 95
  • 1994 Harvey Watkins, gospel Singer, dies at 64
  • 1994 John Boylan, US actor (Twin Peaks, Sleepless in Seattle), dies at 82
  • 1994 Dino Valenti, [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), dies at 57
  • 1995 Gwyn A Williams, historian/socialist, dies at 70
  • 1996 George Byatt, playwright, dies at 73
  • 1996 Jack Popplewell, British composer and playwright (If I Should Fall In Love Again), dies at 87
  • 1996 John Reginald Bevins, British Conservative politician, dies at 88
  • 1997 George Petrie, American actor (Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Honeymooners), dies from a lymphoma on his 85th birthday
  • 1997 Georges Marchais, French political leader (French Communist Party), dies at 77
  • 1997 Russ "Mad Monk" Meyer, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 74
  • 1999 Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1928)
  • 2000 DJ Screw, American hiphop DJ (b. 1971)
  • 2000 Joe C. [Joseph Calleja], American rapper (hype man for Kid Rock), dies at 26
  • 2001 Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2003 Bettina Goislard, French relief worker (b. 1974)
  • 2004 Margaret Hassan, Irish-born aid worker (b. 1945)
  • 2005 Robert Tisch, American football team owner (b. 1926)
  • 2005 Donald Watson, English founder of the Vegan Society (b. 1910)
  • 2005 Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  • 2005 Ralph Edwards, American TV host (This is Your Life), dies at 92

Person of interestMilton Friedman

2006 Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize Economics 1976, dies at 94

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman
  • 2006 Yuri Levada, Russian sociologist (b. 1930)
  • 2006 John Veale, English composer, dies at 84
  • 2007 Harold Alfond, American businessman and founder of Dexter Shoe Company , dies at 93
  • 2007 Grethe Kausland, Norwegian actress and singer (b. 1947)
  • 2007 Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author (b. 1946)
  • 2008 Reg Varney, British actor (On The Buses) (b. 1916)
  • 2008 Ralph "Rusty" Gill,, American singer (Polka Time), dies at 89
  • 2009 Edward Woodward, British singer and actor (Breaker Morant, Wickerman), dies at 79
  • 2009 Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer (b. 1978)
  • 2009 Robert J. Frankel, American thoroughbred race horse trainer, dies at 68
  • 2010 Wyngard Tracy, Filipino talent manager (b. 1952)
  • 2010 Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (b. 1912)
  • 2010 Ronni Chasen, American film publicist (b. 1946)
  • 2010 Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (b. 1913)
  • 2012 Bob Scott, New Zealand Rugby player, dies at 91
  • 2013 Chris Argyris, American business theorist and educator, dies at 90
  • 2014 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer, dies at 79
  • 2015 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich, dies at 86
  • 2015 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 89
  • 2015 David Canary, American actor (Bonanza, One Life to Live), dies at 77
  • 2016 Melvin Laird, politician (Rep-R-Mich), US Secretary of Defense (1969-73), dies at 94
  • 2016 Jay Forrester, American engineer, invented random-access magnetic core memory, dies at 98