Famous Deaths on this Day in History

Deaths in History for Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Deaths 1 - 114 of 114

490 BC - Pheidippides, Greek hero and inspiration for the modern marathon
421 - Flavius Constantine III, Emperor of Western Roman Empire, dies at about 51
1031 - Saint Emeric of Hungary
1274 - Prince Munetaka, Japanese shogun (b. 1242)
1384 - Louis I, duke of Anjou/king of Naples (Battle of Poitiers), dies
1397 - Francesco Landini, Italian composer
1418 - Jan III Chalon, prince of Orange/gov of Burgundy, dies
1540 - Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1501)
1566 - Taddeo Zuccari, Italian painter, dies at 37
1606 - Carel van Mander, Flemish painter/art historian, dies at 58
1645 - lady Alice Lisle, English widow of John Lisle, beheaded
1680 - Per Brahe, Swedish soldier and statesman (b. 1602)
Hero of Athens PheidippidesHero of Athens Pheidippides (490 BC) 1688 - Robert Viner, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1631)
1690 - Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (b. 1615)
1698 - Justus Vingboons, Architect, buried
1715 - Constantin Christian Dedekind, composer, dies at 87
1764 - Nathaniel Bliss, English Astronomer Royal (b. 1700)
1765 - Henry Bouquet, Swiss-born British army officer (b. 1719)
1768 - Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (b. 1703)
1779 - Onno Zwier van Hairs, Fries poet (Agon), dies at 66
1790 - Johann N von Hontheim, German religious historian/Bishop, dies
1813 - Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1763)
1820 - Jiaqing, Emperor of China (b. 1760)
1832 - Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Austrian astronomer (b. 1754)
1834 - Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (b. 1757)
1862 - Thornton F Brodhead, US lawyer/politician/brig-general, dies at 40
1870 - Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer, dies at 48
1872 - Nicolai Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (b. 1783)
1877 - Constantine Kanaris, Greek admiral, freedom fighter and politician (b. 1793)
1891 - Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, composer, dies at 76
1896 - Nat Thomson, Australian cricketer (b. 1839)
1898 - Hubert Howard, British journalist (Times), dies through friendly fire
1898 - Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1807)
1905 - Walter Cecil Macfarren, composer, dies at 79
1906 - Guiseppe Giacosa, Ital screenwriter (libretti opera Puccini), dies
1910 - Henri "le Douanier" Rousseau, French ambassador/painter, dies
1915 - August Stramm, writer, dies at 41
1921 - Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (b. 1840)
1921 - Anthony Francis Lucas Croatian-born oil pioneer (b. 1855)
1934 - Ruggiero de Rudolpho "Russ" Columbo, US singer/violist, dies at 26
1934 - Alcide Nunez, American musician (b. 1884)
1934 - James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player, All Black (b. 1860)
1937 - Esther de Farmer-of Rich, actress (Kniertje-On hope of blessing), dies
1937 - Pierre de Coubertin, baron/revivor of Olympics, dies at 74
1942 - Tom Williams, Irish republican (b. 1924)
1944 - George W Norris, US senator (lame duck-amendement), dies
1944 - Bella Rosenfeld, subject of many of Marc Chagall paintings (b. 1895)
1948 - Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy (b. 1883)
1953 - Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, U.S. general (b. 1883)
1955 - Rudolf Kattnigg, composer, dies at 60
1957 - William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer, dies at 90
1961 - Greet Koeman, Dutch singer, dies at 54
1962 - William Wilkerson, Founder of the Hollywood Reporter, The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and nightclubs such as Ciro's (b. 1890)
1964 - Francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese gen/pres (1951-58), dies at 70
1964 - Morris Ankrum, actor (Kronos, Earth vs Flying Saucers), dies at 67
1964 - Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
1964 - Alvin York, American soldier (b. 1887)
1965 - Johannes Bobrowski, writer, dies at 48
1968 - Ernest Claes, Belgium, author (The White), dies at 82
1969 - Harry Williams Millard, producer, dies of cancer at 41
1970 - Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show), dies at 64
1970 - Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Hollow Men), dies at 63
Writer and Academic J. R. R. TolkienWriter and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien (1973) 1973 - John R R Tolkien, British story writer (Hobbit), dies of an ulcer at 81
1973 - Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)
1976 - Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish writer (b. 1934)
1979 - Felix Aylmer, actor (Quartet, Hamlet, Dreaming Lips), dies at 90
1979 - Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (b. 1903)
1980 - William Douglas Denny, composer, dies at 70
1982 - Jay Novello, actor (Harum Scarum, Rebel Breed), dies of cancer at 78
1982 - Tom Baker, US actor, dies of a drug overdose in New York at 42
1984 - Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (b. 1908)
1985 - Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star, dies at 64
1985 - Jay Youngblood, American professional wrestler
1989 - A Bartlett Giamatti, baseball commisioner, dies at 51
1991 - Alfonso Garcia Robles, Mexican foreign minister (Nobel 1982), dies
1991 - Concetto Lo Bello, Italian intl soccer judge, dies
1992 - Barbara McClintock, US, geneticist (Nobel 1983), dies at 90
1992 - Piotr Jaroszewicz, premier of Poland (1970-80), dies
1993 - Eric Berry, English/US actor (Pippin, 49th Parallel), dies at 80
1993 - John/Eoin Higgins, N Ire supreme court justice (1984-93), dies at 66
1994 - Detlef Macha, German DR cyclist (5x world champ), dies at 35
1994 - Harry Vincent Kemp, poet, dies at 82
1994 - Mildred Mcafee Horton, US 1st head mistress of WAVES, dies
1994 - Richard M Major, US anti-terror specialist (CIA Red Book), dies at 72
1994 - Roy Castle, actor (Dr Who & the Daleks), dies of lung Cancer at 62
1995 - Vaclav Neummann, conductor, dies at 74
1996 - Cyril Reuben, violinist, dies at 69
1996 - Emily Kngwarreye, artist, dies at 86
1996 - Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West, dies at 71
1996 - Otto Luening, composer, dies at 96
1996 - Paddy Clift, cricketer (Rhod & Leicester all-rounder 1970-88), dies
1997 - Rudolf Bing, opera manager (NY Met Opera), dies at 95
1997 - Viktor Frankl, psychotherapist (Man's Search for Meaning), dies at 92
1998 - Allen Drury, American author (b. 1918)
1998 - Jackie Blanchflower, Irish footballer (b. 1933)
2000 - Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (b. 1905)
2000 - Curt Siodmak, German-born author (b. 1907)
2001 - Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon (b. 1922)
2001 - Troy Donahue, American actor (b. 1936)
2002 - Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
2004 - Joan Oró, Catalan scientist (b. 1923)
2004 - Eleni Zafeiriou, Greek actress (b. 1916)
Actor Bob DenverActor Bob Denver (2005) 2005 - Bob Denver, American actor (Gilligan's Island), dies of complications from treatment for cancer at 70
2006 - Bob Mathias, American athlete and congressman, dies of cancer at 75
2006 - Willi Ninja, dancer and choreographer (b. 1961)
2007 - Max McNab, National Hockey League executive (b. 1924)
2007 - Franz-Benno Delonge, German game designer (b. 1957)
2007 - Rajae Belmlih, Morrocan singer (b. 1962 in Casablanca)
2008 - Bill Meléndez, American character animator (b. 1916)
2009 - Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India (b. 1949)
2011 - Felipe Camiroaga, Chilean character animator, Chile (b. 1966)
2011 - Roberto Bruce, Chilean journalist (b. 1979)
2013 - Frederik Pohl, American science fiction author, dies at 93
2013 - Paul Scoon, Grenadian politician, dies at 78

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