On This Day

Musicians Who Died on November 29

  • 1643 Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer and pioneer in development of opera (L'Orfeo,espro della Beata Vergine), dies at 76
  • 1775 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 87
  • 1843 Marco Santucci, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • 1872 Giovanni Tadolini, composer, dies at 83
  • 1921 Ivan Caryll, composer (Pink Lady), dies at 60

Person of interestGiacomo Puccini

1924 Giacomo Puccini, Italian opera composer (La bohème; Tosca; Madame Butterfly), dies in Brussels at 65

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1925 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer, dies at 67
  • 1954 George Robey, English musical theatre actor and comedian, dies at 85
  • 1954 Dink Johnson, American musician, dies at 62
  • 1957 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian-American composer (Violanta, The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 60
  • 1959 Fritz Brun, Swiss composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 1970 Robert Ruthenfranz, German composer, dies at 65
  • 1970 Karl Ottó Runólfsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 70
  • 1971 Heinz Tiessen, German composer, dies at 84
  • 1972 Carl W. Stalling, American film composer (Disney's Silly Symphonies; Warner Brothers Cartoons), dies at 81
  • 1978 Alan Richardson, composer, dies at 74
  • 1981 Natalie Wood [Natasha Gurdin], American actress (Gypsy, Rebel Without a Cause, West Side Story), drowns at 43
  • 1989 Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], singer, dies at 56
  • 1992 Cary Scott Lowenstein, dancer/singer, dies of AIDS at 30
  • 1994 Sviatoslav S Stravinsky, French/American composer/son of Igor S, dies at 84
  • 2001 Mic Christopher, Irish singer and songwriter (b. 1969)

Person of interestGeorge Harrison

2001 George Harrison, British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and sitar player (Beatles -"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; "Here Comes The Sun"; solo - "If Not For You"; Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"), dies of lung cancer at 58

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 2005 (Daniel) Tony Meehan, British rock drummer (Vipers; Drifters: Shadows), dies from head injury during a fall at his home, at 62
  • 2006 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, dies at 87
  • 2007 Tom Terrell, American musicologist, NPR reviewer and deejay, dies at 57
  • 2008 Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (Sydney Opera House), dies at 90
  • 2015 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor, dies at 92
  • 2019 Irving Burgie (Lord Burgess), American Caribbean music composer and musician (Day-O), dies at 95
  • 2019 Ruth Anderson, American flutist, classical and electronic music composer (I Come Out of Your Sleep), dies at 91 [1] [2]