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Famous Deaths for 24th June 2017

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:05

803 - Higbald, Bishop of Lindisfarne monastery
1643 - John Hampden, English politician, dies of injuries at about 48
1707 - Kaspar von Stieler, German linguist/poet, dies at 74
1908 - Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th US President (1885-89, 93-97), dies at 71
1936 - Nandor Zsolt, composer, dies at 49
1969 - Willey Ley, US science writer, dies at 62
1992 - Tony LeMans, singer/songwriter, dies in a car crash at 29
2004 - Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek songwriter (b. 1957)
2013 - Alan Myers, American rock drummer (Devo), dies of cancer at 58
2016 - Bernie Worrell, US keyboardist (Funkadelic-Cosmic Slop), dies at 72

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Famous Deaths for 23rd June 2017

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 21:05

1137 - Adalbert I, archbishop of Mainz (1111-1137), dies
1926 - Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
1956 - Reyngol'd Moritsevich Glier, composer, dies at 81
1982 - Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955)
1986 - Nigel Stock, actor (Lost Continent, Young Sherlock Holmes), dies
1988 - M Gregor-Dellin, writer, dies
1994 - Alan Frank, music publisher, dies at 83
1996 - William Walsh, academic, dies at 80
2006 - Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 83
2013 - Richard Matheson, American author and screen writer, dies at 87

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Famous Deaths for 22nd June 2017

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:05

1714 - Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (b. 1662)
1754 - Nicholas Siret, French baroque composer and organist, dies at 91
1843 - Gabriele Prota, composer, dies at 88
1892 - Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (b. 1819)
1954 - Don Hollenbeck, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 49
1988 - Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, dies of a drug overdose at 43
1991 - Cameron Miller, actor (Portrait of Claire), dies at 82
1992 - M F K Fisher, cook book author, dies of Parkinson Disease at 83
1993 - Hannah Troy, fashion designer (petite), dies of heart attack at 93
2008 - Jane McGrath, British-born Australian cancer support campaigner (b. 1966)

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Famous Deaths for 21st June 2017

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:05

524 - Chlodomir, king of the France to Orleans (511-24), dies at about 28
1652 - Inigo Jones, English architect (b. 1573)
1908 - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer (Sheherazade), dies at 64 (OS 8 Jun)
1925 - Jan H Leopold, poet/classical (translated Omar Khayyam), dies at 60
1934 - [James] Thorne Smith, US, sci-fi author (Stray Lamb, Turnabout)
1940 - Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist, dies
1981 - Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer, dies on his 81st birthday
1997 - Art Prysock, jazz musician, dies at 68
2011 - Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author (b. 1927)
2013 - Elliott Reid, American actor, dies from hart failure at 93

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Famous Deaths for 20th June 2017

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 21:05

1846 - Pieter Adams, architect of Rotterdam, dies at about 67
1933 - Clara Zetkin, German feminist/communist, dies
1959 - Hitoshi Ashida, Japanese politician, dies at 71
1963 - Joseph Self, murderer, executed; last Wash state execution in 25 yrs
1986 - Tim Herbert, comedian (Dagmar's Canteen), dies at 71
1994 - Bram Koopmans, cyclist/coach, dies at 78
1994 - Emmanuel Timothy, Sierra Leonean journalist, dies at 70
2005 - Larry Collins, American writer (b. 1929)
2006 - Billy Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1918)
2011 - Ryan Dunn, American actor (b. 1977)

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Famous Deaths for 19th June 2017

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:05

1312 - Piers Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall, beheaded
1805 - Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, French painter (b. 1724)
1922 - Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer, dies at 71
1947 - Willem H Fly, typographer/co-founder (SDAP), dies at 84
1949 - Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim philosopher (b. 1885)
1953 - Ethel Rosenberg, executed at Sing Sing, in 5 tries
1984 - Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, composer, dies at 88
1986 - Murray P Haydon, artificial heart recipient, dies in Louisville at 59
1994 - Jocelyn Olaf Hambro, financier, dies at 75
2008 - Bennie Swain, American basketball player (b. 1930)

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Famous Deaths for 18th June 2017

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 21:05

1588 - Anna, daughter of prince Willem I/Anna van Saksen, dies at 24
1669 - Abraham Crijnssen, Swiss admiral, conquered Suriname, dies
1853 - Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising), dies
1889 - Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (b. 1855)
1902 - Samuel Butler, British writer (Erewhom), dies at 66
1915 - Eufemio Zapata, brother to Mexican revolutionist Emiliano Zapata, killed by Sidronio Comancho
1958 - Douglas Jardine, cricketer (22 Tests for England), dies
1973 - Fritz Mahler, composer, dies at 71
1974 - Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (b. 1896)
1985 - Paul Colin, French poster designer (b. 1892)

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Famous Deaths for 17th June 2017

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 21:05

1678 - Giacomo Torelli, Italian stage designer, engineer and architect dies at 69
1734 - Duke of Berwick, French general strategist, dies in battle
1858 - Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi in North India, one of the leading figures of the Indian rebellion of 1857 (b. 1828)
1938 - H V "Ranji" Hordern, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia 1910-12, dies
1938 - Peter Michael, CEO (Cray Electronics), dies
1956 - Bob Sweikert, American racing driver (b. 1926)
1983 - Eelco N van Kleffens, Dutch min of Foreign affairs 1939-46, dies at 88
1995 - Claire Sterling, journalist, dies at 75
2008 - Tsutomu Miyazaki, Japanese serial killer (b. 1962)
2012 - Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cop, dies at 47

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Famous Deaths for 16th June 2017

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:05

1397 - Philip of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (b. 1358)
1575 - Hadrianus Junius, [Adriaen the Jonghe], medical/historian, dies at 63
1644 - Johannes a Sancto Thoma, [Poinset], Portuguese theologist, dies at 54
1707 - Marie d'Orleans-Longueville, Duchess de Nemours, sovereign princess of Neuchâtel and writer (b. 1625)
1722 - John Churchill up Marlborough, English general strategist, dies at 72
1792 - Benjamin Tupper, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country (b. 1738)
1872 - Norman MacLeod, Scottish clergyman (b. 1812)
1881 - Sir Josiah Mason, English manufacturer (b. 1795)
1979 - Ben Weber, US composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62
2006 - Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (b. 1917)

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Famous Deaths for 15th June 2017

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:05

1341 - Andronicus III Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1328-41), dies
1467 - Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, dies at 70
1614 - Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton, English politician (b. 1540)
1772 - Louis-Claude Daquin, French organist/composer (La Rose), dies at 77
1831 - Peter Fuchs, composer, dies at 78
1865 - Edmun Ruffin, US secessionist/writer, commits suicide
1914 - A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies
1923 - Alexander Stamboeliski, premier Bulgaria (1919-23), dies
1984 - Ned Glass, actor (Charade, Street Music), dies of heart failure at 78
2015 - Kirk Kerkorian, American CEO and "father of the mega-resort" (MGM, UA), dies at 98

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Famous Deaths for 14th June 2017

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 21:05

1161 - Emperor Qinzong of China (b. 1100)
1497 - Giovanni Borgia, Duke of Borgia (b. 1474)
1927 - Johanna C P Barbiers, actress (Voddenraper of Paris), dies at 79
1932 - Dorimène Roy Desjardins, Canadian business pioneer
1936 - G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
1960 - Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, composer, dies at 57
1964 - [Hei]ko E Arnoldi, actor/director (3 Drops of Water), dies at 81
1982 - Marie Rambert, [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
1996 - Thomas Edward Montgomery, drummer, dies at 73
2000 - Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (b. 1911)

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Famous Deaths for 13th June 2017

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 21:05

1142 - Godfried II, duke of Brabant/Neth-Lotharingen, dies
1865 - Cleaveland J Campbell, Union brigadier general, dies at about 29
1905 - Tippo-Tip, [Hamed ben Mohammed], Zanzibar merchant, dies at about 67
1939 - Arthur Coningham, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1894), dies
1943 - Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
1982 - Abdul Aziz Khaled, King of Saudi-Arabia, dies at 69
1989 - Fran Allison, actress (Kukla, Fran and Ollie), dies at 81
1998 - Birger Ruud, Norwegian athlete (b. 1911)
2008 - Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (b. 1926)
2009 - Fathi Yakan, Lebanese leader and Muslim cleric (b. 1933)

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Famous Deaths for 12th June 2017

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 18:05

1435 - John FitzAlan, 14th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1408)
1878 - William Cullen Bryant, American poet, dies at 83
1887 - Gustav Weber, composer, dies at 41
1947 - Jazeps Medins, composer, dies at 70
1962 - John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
1966 - Hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74
1995 - Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, pianist, dies at 75
2002 - Bill Blass, American fashion designer, dies at 79
2006 - György Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), dies at 83 (b. 1923)
2006 - Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)

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Famous Deaths for 11th June 2017

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 18:04

1557 - John III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1521-57), dies at 55
1796 - Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and Member of Parliament, dies at 75
1828 - Dugald Stewart, Scot philosopher (Scottish common sense), dies at 74
1903 - Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (b. 1837)
1970 - Aleksandr F Kerenski, Russian premier (1917), dies at 89
1994 - Herbert Anderson, actor (Henry-Dennis The Menace), dies at 77
1999 - DeForest Kelley, American actor (b. 1920)
2004 - Egon von Furstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (b. 1946)
2007 - Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
2012 - Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress, dies from heart disease at 94

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Famous Deaths for 10th June 2017

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:04

1903 - Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician (grafostatica), dies
1909 - Edward Everett Hale, American author (b. 1822)
1934 - Frederick Delius, English composer (Suite Florida), dies at 72
1974 - Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/baron Culloden, dies at 74
1989 - Richard Quine, director/actor (Babes on Broadway), dies at 68
1993 - Alexis Smith, actress (Constant Nymph), dies of cancer at 72
1994 - Mary Maxwell Gates, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, dies at 64
2008 - Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstani-Soviet writer, dies of lung and kidney failure at 79
2010 - Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
2016 - Gordie Howe, Canadian NHL right wing (Detroit Redwings), dies at 88

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Famous Deaths for 9th June 2017

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 18:04

1839 - Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800), dies at 89
1863 - Benjamin Franklin "Grimes" Davis, Union major, dies in battle at 30
1871 - Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, dies of paralysis, rheumatism, and exhaustion at 72
1911 - Carry Amelia Moore Nation, American temperance leader, dies
1912 - Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian writer (b. 1852)
1953 - Ugo Betti, dramatist, dies
1974 - Phillip Tead, actor (Lightnin', Fighting Blade), dies at 80
1981 - Allen Ludden, game show host (Password), dies at 63
2000 - Jacob Lawrence, American painter (b. 1917)
2014 - Bob Welch, American MLB pitcher, dies at 57

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Famous Deaths for 8th June 2017

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 18:05

1628 - Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (b. 1547)
1688 - Hans Bontemantel, Amsterdams merchant, buried
1742 - Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 62
1803 - Joannes Natalis Paquot, Belgian priest/historian, dies at 80
1835 - Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (b. 1761)
1885 - Ignace Bourget, Bishop of Montreal (b. 1799)
1924 - Andrew Irvine, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1902)
1951 - Eugène Fiset, French Canadian military officer and politician (b. 1874)
1991 - Bertice Reading, Dutch actress (Moon in the Gutter), dies
1998 - Sani Abacha, President of Nigeria, dies at 54

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Famous Deaths for 7th June 2017

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 18:05

1847 - Adolph Gopel, German mathematician, dies at 35
1926 - Henry Charles Tonking, composer, dies at 63
1932 - Emil Paur, Austrian conductor, dies at 76
1983 - Daniele Amfiteatrov, composer, dies at 81
1983 - Charles von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Belgium prince, buried
1990 - Barbara Baxley, actress (Norma Rae), dies at 63 of a heart attack
2001 - Víctor Paz Estenssoro, President of Bolivia (b. 1907)
2009 - Kenny Rankin, American singer (b. 1940)
2012 - Bob Welch, American musician, commits suicide by gunshot at 66
2015 - Sir Christopher Lee, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Dracula), dies at 93

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Famous Deaths for 6th June 2017

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 18:05

1480 - Vecchietta, Italian artist and architect
1843 - Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet and dramatist (b. 1770)
1852 - Tommaso Marchesi, composer, dies at 79
1922 - Lillian Russell, entertainer, dies at 60
1944 - Danny Brotheridge, British lieutenant, 1st to die during D-Day landing WWII
1967 - Edward G Givens Jr, Major USAF/astronaut, dies in an car crash at 47
1971 - Arnold Elston, composer, dies at 63
1977 - Sophie Stewart, actress (As You Like It), dies at 69
1998 - Jan Seidel, Czech composer, dies at 89
2005 - Anne Bancroft, American actress, dies from uterine cancer at 73

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Famous Deaths for 5th June 2017

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 18:05

1785 - Gottfried August Homilius, composer, dies at 71
1791 - Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (b. 1718)
1910 - O. Henry, American author (b. 1862)
1939 - Frank Van de Goes, writer/marxist theorist, dies
1966 - Natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69
1990 - Vasily V Kuznetsov, President of USSR supreme soviet (1982-83, 85), dies
2003 - Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (b. 1904)
2007 - Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (b. 1922)
2009 - Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter, dies at 31
2015 - Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), dies at 77

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