Famous Deaths on October 13

Person of interestClaudius

54 Claudius, Roman Emperor, dies of poison mushrooms at 63

Roman Emperor Claudius
Roman Emperor
Claudius
  • 1093 Robrecht I, the Fries, Count of Flanders, dies
  • 1282 Nichiren Japanese founder of Nichiren Buddhism (b. 1222)
  • 1311 Gwijde van Names, Flemish marshal (Golden Track), dies at 35
  • 1415 Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1381)
  • 1508 Edmund de Ros, 11th Baron de Ros, English politician (b. 1446)
  • 1605 Theodore Beza, French theologian (b. 1519)
  • 1643 Sweder van Haersolte, mister of Swaluwenborch/diplomat, dies at 61
  • 1652 Abraham Verhoeven, Flemish printer/newspaper publisher, dies
  • 1673 Kristoffer Gabel, Danish statesman (b. 1617)
  • 1680 Daniel Elsevier, book publisher, dies at 54
  • 1680 Francois Roberday, composer, dies at 56
  • 1687 Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (b. 1633)
  • 1701 Andreas Anton Schmelzer, composer, dies at 47
  • 1706 Iyasus the Great, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1682)
  • 1708 Henry van Nassau, mister of Ouwerkerk/fieldmarshal, dies at 67
  • 1715 Nicolas Malebranche, French philosopher (b. 1638)
  • 1759 John Henley, English minister (b. 1692)
  • 1774 Willem Bentinck, mister of Rhoon/Pendrecht/Orangist, dies at 69
  • 1777 Dismas Hatas, Czech composer, dies at 52
  • 1788 Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent, Irish politician and poet (b. 1702)
  • 1795 William Prescott, American Revolutionary soldier, dies
  • 1805 Johann Christoph Kuhnau, composer, dies at 70

Person of interestIsaac Brock

1812 Isaac Brock, English general (conquered Detroit), dies in battle at 43

British Army Officer and Administrator Isaac Brock
British Army Officer and Administrator
Isaac Brock
  • 1815 Joachim Murat, marshal of France/King of Naples (1808-15), executed
  • 1819 Giovanni Battista Gaiani, composer, dies at 61
  • 1822 Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor, dies at 64
  • 1825 Maximilian I of Bavaria (b. 1756)
  • 1855 Gottfried Rieger, Czech composer, dies at 91
  • 1869 Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Fren writer (Tableau Historique), dies
  • 1882 Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (b. 1816)
  • 1890 Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, dies at 74
  • 1904 Pavlos Melas, Greek officer who organized and participated in the Greek Struggle for Macedonia (b. 1870)
  • 1905 Henry Irving [John Brodribb], British Victorian actor, 1st actor to receive a knighthood (knighted 1895), dies at 67
  • 1909 Francisco Ferrer, Spanish anarchist, executed
  • 1917 Florence La Badie, American actress
  • 1918 Gerrit Engelke, German writer (Briefer der Liebe), dies
  • 1919 Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • 1920 Isaac Capadose, lawyer/evangelist, dies at 86
  • 1926 Hans E. Kinck, Norwegian philological and writer (Driftekaren), dies at 61
  • 1931 Ernst Didring, Swedish author (b. 1868)
  • 1938 E.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (b. 1894)
  • 1941 GJ Berenschot, general/supreme commander Dutch East Indies army, dies

Person of interestMilton S. Hershey

1945 Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company), dies at 86

Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey
Chocolate Tycoon
Milton S. Hershey
  • 1947 Sydney Webb, English socialist and economist (founded London School of Economics) and husband of Beatrice Webb, dies at 88
  • 1948 Samuel S. Hinds, American actor (Raven, Test Pilot), dies at 73
  • 1950 Ernest Haycox, American writer (b. 1899)
  • 1951 W G (Billy) Quaife, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 228 runs), dies
  • 1953 Millard Mitchell, Cuban actor (12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter), dies from lung cancer at 50
  • 1955 Manuel Ávila Camacho, 45th President of Mexico (1940-46), dies at 58
  • 1958 Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, Russian composer, dies at 59 (b. 1899)

  • 1959 Rudolf Mengelberg, Dutch composer and musicologist (Concert Amsterdam), dies at 67
  • 1961 Maya Deren (born Eleanora Derenkowskaia) American filmmaker dies of a brain hemorrhage aged 44
  • 1961 Zoltan Korda, Hungarian-British film director (Jungle Book, 4 Feathers), dies at 66
  • 1965 Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), dies at 66
  • 1966 Clifton Webb [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], American actor (Razor's Edge, Laura), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 1966 Father Marriott, cricketer (one Test for England, 11 wickets), dies
  • 1968 Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • 1970 Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano, dies at 90
  • 1971 Stafford Smythe, Canadian NHL executive (b. 1921)
  • 1974 Ed Sullivan, TV host (Ed Sullivan Show, Toast of the Town), dies at 73
  • 1979 Clarence Muse, American actor, screenwriter and director (Casablanca, Black Stallion), dies at 89
  • 1979 Rebecca Clarke, English classical composer and violist, dies at 93
  • 1981 Nils Asther, actor (Son of Lassie, Wild Orchids), dies at 84
  • 1984 Alice Neel, American painter dies ages 84
  • 1985 Jack Wilson, cricketer (Test for Australia, 0-39 & 1-25, DNB), dies

Person of interestWalter Houser Brattain

1987 Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist (transistors, Nobel 1956), dies at 85

  • 1987 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, dies at 58
  • 1988 Mike Venezia, jockey, dies in 5th-race fall at Belmont Race Track, NY
  • 1990 Hans Freudenthal, mathematician/director OW&OC (F Institution), dies
  • 1990 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), dies at 78
  • 1991 Daniel Oduber Quiros, president of Costa Rica (1974-1978), dies
  • 1991 Donald Houston, actor (Battle Hell, Study in Terror), dies at 67
  • 1992 Hughes Rudd, news anchor (CBS Morning News), dies of aneurysm at 71
  • 1992 James Marshall, American illustrator/author (George and Martha, The Stupids), dies of a brain tumor at 50
  • 1993 Gwen Wells, actress (Nashville), dies of cancer at 42
  • 1995 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor, dies at 79
  • 1995 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), dies at 89
  • 1995 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter, dies at 71
  • 1996 Albert Hughes Williams, teacher and historian, dies at 89
  • 1996 Beryl Reid, British actress (The Killing of Sister George, Smiley's People), dies from pneumonia at 77
  • 1996 Henri Nannen, journalist, dies at 82
  • 1997 Adil Carcani, prime minister of Albania (1982-91), dies
  • 1997 Richard Mason, English author (The World of Suzie Wong), dies at 78
  • 2000 Jean Peters, American actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters), dies at 73
  • 2000 Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party, dies at 90
  • 2001 Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers) (b. 1949)

Person of interestStephen E. Ambrose

2002 Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian (Band of Brothers), dies of lung cancer at 66

  • 2002 Keene Curtis, American character actor (The Rothschilds, Cheers, Amanda's), dies at 79
  • 2002 Dennis Patrick, American actor (Dear Dead Delilah, Dallas, Rituals), dies in a house fire at 84
  • 2003 Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2004 Enrique Fernando, Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court (b. 1915)
  • 2005 Vivian Malone Jones, American civil rights activist (b. 1942)
  • 2006 Wang Guangmei, Chinese first lady (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Bob Denard, French mercenary (b. 1929)
  • 2007 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), dies at 64
  • 2008 Alexei Cherepanov, Russian hockey player (b. 1989)
  • 2009 Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)
  • 2009 Roger Nixon, American composer, dies at 88
  • 2009 Al Martino [Jasper Cini], American singer and actor (Here in My Heart, The Godfather), dies at 82
  • 2010 Vernon Biever, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2011 Barbara Kent, Canadian born - U.S. silent film actress and WAMPAS Baby Stars (b.1907)
  • 2012 Gary Ennis Collins, American film and television actor, dies from natural causes at 74
  • 2012 Helmut Haller, German footballer, dies from Parkinson's disease and dementia at 73

Person of interestBhumibol Adulyadej

2016 Bhumibol Adulyadej [Rama IX], King of Thailand (1946-2016), was world's longest reigning monarch, dies at 88

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • 2016 Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), dies at 90