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famous Historical Deaths for December 18:
0468 Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita
1290 Magnus I Ladul†s, [Barn Bolt], king of Sweden (1277-90), dies
1505 John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed
1565 Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62
1577 Anna, duchess of Saxon/wife of prince Willem of Orange, dies at 32
1597 Barbara Blomberg, German mistress of emperor Karel, dies at 67
1633 Theodoor Galle, Flemish engraver, buried at 62
1638 Le PŠre Joseph, French mystic, dies
1651 Francisco the Melo, Portuguese/Spanish earl of Assumar, dies at 54
1710 Peter Codde, apostile vicar (1688-1704), dies at 62
1732 Johann Valentin Eckelt, composer, dies at 59
1737 Antonio Stradivari, renowned violin-maker, dies in Cremona Italy at 93
1751 Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, builder (Nepomukkerk, Prague), dies at 62
1779 Jan Punt, engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool), dies at 68
1803 Johann G von Herder, German philosopher/theologist/poet, dies at 59
1829 Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, French nature investigator, dies at about 85
1831 Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet/literary (My Relief), dies at 75
1835 Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, composer, dies at 82
1839 Charles-Henri Plantade, composer, dies at 75
1841 Felice Blangini, composer, dies at 60
1858 Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees, composer, dies at 81
1862 Johnson Kelly Duncan, architect/Confederate brig-generaal, dies at 35
1865 Francisco Manuel da Silva, composer, dies at 70
1869 Louis Moreau Gottschalk, composer, dies at 40
1892 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88
1897 Carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70
1899 John William Glover, composer, dies at 84
1911 Alberto Randegger, composer, dies at 79
1915 douard Vaillant, French socialist politician/communard, dies at 75
1918 Henryk Jarecki, composer, dies at 72
1919 Horatio William Parker, composer, dies at 56
1919 John Alcock, pilot (1st non-stop over Atlantic), dies in crash at 27
1928 Lucien Capet, composer, dies at 55
1931 John T "Legs" Diamond, US gangster, murdered at 35
1932 Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist/revisionist, dies at 82
1935 Juan V G˘mez, general/dictator of Venezuela (1908-35), dies
1937 S S Schultz, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies
1939 Matthew Brown, Journalist, dies at 51
1942 Charlie Walker, cricketer (Aust tourist to England 1930, 1938), dies
1948 Janet Fay, hammered to death by Honeymoon Killers
1959 Dorothy L Sayers, writer, dies at 66
1963 Winifried P I Zillig, German composer/conductor (Opfer), dies at 58
1966 Gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico
1971 Aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russ editor in chief (Novyj Mir), dies at 61
1971 Bobby Jones Jr, PGA golfer (Grand Slam 1930), dies at 69
1971 Diana Lynn, actress (Annapolis Story, Easy Come Easy Go), dies at 45
1973 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64
1976 George Emmett, cricketer (Engld opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies
1977 Cyril Ritchard, actor (Peter Pan), dies at 80
1977 Louis Untermeyer, poet/critic/TV panelist (What's My Line), dies at 92
1980 Alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76
1981 Mehmet Shehu, PM Albania (1954-81)/"US-Russ spy", commits suicide
1982 Raymond Emery, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies
1982 Tibor de Machula, Hungary/Neth cellist, dies at 70
1986 Mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies
1990 Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87
1990 Paul Tortelier, composer, dies at 76
1991 June Storey, actress (South of the Border), dies of cancer at 73
1992 Dana Andrews, actor (Best Years of Our Lifes), dies at 83
1992 Mark Goodson, TV game show producer (Goodson-Toddman), dies at 77
1992 Mother Clare Hale, cared for NYC AIDS babies (Hale House), dies at 87
1992 Richard H Ichord, US leader of House Un-American Act Comm, dies
1993 Sam Wanamaker, actor (Pvt Benjamin), dies of prostate cancer at 74
1994 Heinz Bernard Lowenstein, actor/director, dies at 71
1994 Lilia Skala, Austrian/US actress (Ship of Fools, Caprice), dies at 98
1994 Peter Hebblethwaite, English editor-in-chief (The Month), dies at 64
1995 Chaim Pearl, rabbi, dies at 76
1995 Georgio Fini, restaurateur, dies at 70
1995 Ross Thomas, author, dies at 69
1996 Arthur Jacobs, musicologist, dies at 74
1997 Chris Farley, comedian (SNL, Tommy Boy), dies at 33
   

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