Historical Deaths for Yesterday


🏥 Famous Historical Deaths - Jun 16

0956 Hugo, the Great, duke of France, dies

1216 Innocent III, pope, dies at 54

1246 Lutgardis/Ludgardis, Flemish mystic/saint, dies at about 64

1361 John Tauler, German mystic (Gottesfreunde) dies at about 61

1492 Jan Coppenhole, Flemish rebel leader, beheaded

1575 Hadrianus Junius, [Adriaen the Jonghe], medical/historian, dies at 63

1620 Carlo Saraceni, [Carlo Veniziano], Italian painter (Judith), dies

1644 Johannes a Sancto Thoma, [Poinset], Portuguese theologist, dies at 54

1651 Marsilio Casentini, composer, dies at 74

1671 Stenka Razin, Cossack rebel leader, tortured & executed in Moscow

1722 John Churchill up Marlborough, English general strategist, dies at 72

1752 Giulio Alberoni, Spanish/Italian minister/cardinal, dies at 88

1793 Louis A count d'Affry, general/French ambassador in Netherland, dies

1804 Johann Adam Hiller, composer, dies at 75

1808 Georg Wenzel Ritter, composer, dies at 60

1812 Franz Pforr, German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund), dies at 23

1815 Frederik Willem, duke of Brunswick (1813-15), dies in battle

1831 Joseph Ignaz Schnabel, composer, dies at 64

1837 Valentino Fioravanti, composer, dies at 72

1880 James Southerton, cricketer (appeared in England's 1st 2 Tests), dies

1892 Victor Tesch, Belgian lawyer/min of Justice, dies at 80

1901 Hermann Grimm, German writer/poet/historian, dies

1905 Hermann von Wissmann, German explorer/governor of E Africa, dies at 51

1910 Wendelin Weissheimer, composer, dies at 72

1930 Elmer Ambrose Sperry, US inventor (gyroscope compass), dies

1932 Frederik W Van Oaths, psychiatrist/writer (Blades of Grass), dies

1936 Leib Malach, Yiddish writer, dies

1940 Dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies

1940 Vitezslava Kapralova, composer, dies at 25

1941 Lodo of Hamel, 1st Dutch secret affiliate, dies

1946 Ludwig Winder, writer, dies

1946 Miloje Milojevic, composer, dies at 61

1947 Jean-Fran‡ois Capart, Belgian egyptologist (Memphis), dies at 86

1958 Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia, composer, dies at 45

1959 George Reeves, actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), shoots self at 45

1961 O C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies

1962 Hans Rudolf Krik, Danish writer/critic (Vredens Sнn), dies at 64

1963 J C Powys, writer, dies at 90

1969 Harold RLG 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Brit field marshal, dies at 78

1969 John BMR "John" Hanlo, poet (Oote oote boe), dies at 57

1969 John Scott, rocker with the Pretenders, dies at 25

1969 Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, composer, dies at 53

1970 Elsa Triolet, writer, dies at 73

1970 Heino Eller, composer, dies at 83

1975 Don Robey, US gospel/impresario/producer, dies at 71

1976 Francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed

1976 Victor Dalby Lord, ficticious character on One Life to Live, dies

1977 Wernher von Braun, rocket scientist (V1/V2), dies at 65 of smoking

1979 Ben Weber, US composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62

1979 Liselotte Welskopf-Heinrich, writer, dies at 77

1981 Humphrey Keervelt, director (Suriname Planning Bureau), murdered

1981 John S Knight, US newspaper magnate, dies at 86

1982 John Honeyman-Scott, guitarist (Pretenders), overdoses on drugs

1987 Henk H Badings, mine engineer/composer (Orestes, Ka‹n), dies at 80

1990 Eva Turner, British soprano, dies

1991 Vicky Brown, US singer (Power of Love), dies

1992 Joris Diels, Flemish/Dutch director/actor (It's a Cruel World), dies

1993 John B Connally, gov of Texas/shot with JFK in 1963, dies at 76

1993 Lindsay Hassett, cricketer (3073 runs in Tests), dies

1994 Boris Alexandrov, conductor (Red Army Song/Dance Ensemble, dies at 88

1994 Eileen Way, actress (Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings), dies at 82

1994 Terence de Vere White, novelist/critic, dies at 82

1995 Jack Wagner, actor/voice (Disneyland, Walt Disney World), dies

1996 David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician, dies at 69

1996 Mel Allen, sportscaster (NY Yankees), dies at 83

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