Deaths in History on July 24

  • 1115 Matilda of Tuscany, Countess of Canossa, feudal margravine dies at 68 or 69
  • 1115 Matilda, Countess of Tuscany (b. 1046)
  • 1129 Shirakawa, 72nd Emperor of Japan (1072-87), dies at 76
  • 1240 Konrad von Thüringen, fifth Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights
  • 1345 Jacob van Artevelde, statesman, murdered
  • 1568 Prince Don Carlos of Spain (b. 1545)
  • 1594 John Boste, Catholic saint and martyr (b. 1544)
  • 1612 Ottavio M Frangipani, Pope elect, dies
  • 1712 Cornelis earl of Nassau, general-major/mister of Woudenberg, dies
  • 1756 George Vertue, engraver, dies
  • 1758 John Dyer, British poet, dies at 58
  • 1768 Nathanial Lardner, English theologian (b. 1684)
  • 1837 Charles Hodges, English/Dutch portrait painter
  • 1842 John Sell Cotman, landscape painter, dies
  • 1846 Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, French King of the Netherlands (1806-10), dies at 67
  • 1868 George Cattermole, painter/illustrator, dies
  • 1900 Ferdinand Hamet, Dutch missionary in Mongolia, murdered at 59
  • 1908 Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet, dies at 41 (b. the same day 1867)
  • 1910 Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (b. 1841)
  • 1927 Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
  • 1931 Willem Treub, Dutch economist and politician, dies at 75
  • 1934 Hans Hahn, Austrian mathematician, dies at 54
  • 1936 Georg Michaelis, Chancellor of German Empire, dies at 78
  • 1944 Jan Postma, leader of illegal Dutch party (CPN), executed at 49
  • 1954 Mary Church Terrell, educator/civil rights leader, dies at 90
  • 1964 Erwin Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer (theory of relativity), dies at 79
  • 1967 Little Billy Rhodes, dies of stroke at 72
  • 1969 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64
  • 1970 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist, dies at 73

James ChadwickJames Chadwick (1891-1974)

British physicist (Nobel Prize, 1935; discovered neutron), dies at 82

  • 1986 Fritz A Lipman, discoverer (co-enzymes, Nobel 1953), dies at 87
  • 1990 Alan Clarke, director (Elephant, Road, Scum, Firm), dies at 54
  • 1991 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-American yiddish writer (Yentl, Nobel Prize for Literature 1978), dies at 87
  • 1991 Karl Ellis, dies at 41
  • 1992 Khaled Mahmoud Saeed, asst to Palestine terrorist Abu Nidal, murdered
  • 1992 Lillian Oppenheimer, orgamist, dies of a heart attack at 93
  • 1992 Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (b. 1900)
  • 1993 Ben Polak, Dutch physician, communist and resistance fighter, dies at 79
  • 1993 Francis Bouygues, French entrepreneur/billionaire, dies at 70
  • 1993 Lonnie D'Orsa, film and TV director, dies at 96
  • 1994 Grete Schickedanz, German head mistress, dies at 82
  • 1995 Don Richard Carpenter, novelist, dies at 64
  • 1997 Andrew Cunanan, American serial killer (Gianni Versace), commits suicide at 27
  • 1997 Saw Maung, general/president of Myanmar (Burma) (1988-92), dies
  • 1997 William J. Brennan, Jr. American Supreme Court judge (1956-90), dies at 91
  • 2000 Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (The Book of Alley), dies at 74
  • 2005 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (pioneer in research linking smoking to health problems), dies at 92
  • 2007 Albert Ellis, American psychologist, dies at 93
  • 2008 Robert T. Herres, American air force officer (Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff), dies at 75
  • 2009 E. Lynn Harris, American Author (b. 1955)
  • 2009 Marcel van Maele, Belgian poet and playwright, dies at 78
  • 2011 Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
  • 2012 John Atta Mills, Ghanaian President, dies at 68
  • 2012 Robert Ledley, American scientist (invented the CT scanner), dies at 86
  • 2020 Ann Syrdal, American psychologist and computer science researcher (developed female synthetic voices at AT&T), dies at 74
  • 2020 Regis Philbin, American talk & game show host (Joey Bishop Show; Live with Regis & Kathie Lee; Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?), dies at 88 [1] [2]