Date History - On this day in history

Famous people who died on this day in history

Died on this day - June 16th

2005 - Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (b. 1906)

2004 - Thanom Kittikachorn, Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1912)

2003 - Georg Henrik von Wright, Finnish-Swedish philosopher (b. 1916)

2000 - Empress Nagako of Japan (b. 1903)

1996 - Mel Allen, baseball announcer (b. 1913)

1996 - Curt Swan, American comic book artist (b. 1920)

1993 - Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (b. 1913)

1988 - Kim Milford, American actor (b. 1951)

1986 - Maurice Durufle, French composer and organist (b. 1902)

1984 - Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (b. 1895)

1981 - Jule Gregory Charney, meteorologist (b. 1917)

1979 - Nicholas Ray, American film director (b. 1911)

1977 - Wernher von Braun, German-born rocket scientist (b. 1912)

1971 - Lord Reith, British broadcast executive (b. 1889)

1970 - Heino Eller, Estonian composer (b. 1887)

1970 - Brian Piccolo, American football player (b. 1943)

1969 - Harold Alexander, British military commander (b. 1891)

1959 - George Reeves, American actor (b. 1914)

1958 - Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1895)

1953 - Margaret Bondfield, English politician and feminist (b. 1873)

1944 - Marc Bloch, French historian (executed) (b. 1886)

1940 - DuBose Heyward, American writer (b. 1885)

1930 - Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American inventor (b. 1860)

1929 - Bramwell Booth, the 2nd General of The Salvation Army (b. 1856)

1925 - Emmett Hardy, American musician (b. 1903)

1925 - Chittaranjan Das, Indian patriot and freedom fighter (b. 1870)

1885 - Wilhelm Camphausen, German painter (b. 1818)

1881 - Sir Josiah Mason, English manufacturer (b. 1795)

1878 - Crawford Long, American physician (b. 1815)

1872 - Norman MacLeod, Scottish clergyman (b. 1812)

1869 - Charles Sturt, English explorer (b. 1795)

1866 - Joseph Mery French poet (b. 1798)

1858 - John Snow, English obstetrician (b. 1813)

1855 - John Gorrie, American physician (b. 1803)

1849 - Wilhelm Martin Leberecht de Wette, German theologian (b. 1780)

1804 - Johann Hiller, German composer (b. 1728)

1779 - Sir Francis Bernard, Governor of New Jersey and Massachusetts (b. 1712)

1778 - Konrad Ekhof, German actor (b. 1720)

1777 - Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, French poet and dramatist (b. 1709)

1752 - Joseph Butler, English philosopher (b. 1692)

1752 - Giulio Alberoni, Spanish cardinal (b. 1664)

1749 - Johann Baptista Ruffini, Italian trader (b. 1672)

1722 - John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, English general (b. 1650)

1707 - Marie d'Orleans-Longueville, Duchess de Nemours, sovereign princess of Neuchâtel and writer (b. 1625)

1671 - Stenka Razin, Cossack rebel leader (executed)

1666 - Richard Fanshawe, English poet, translator, and diplomat (b. 1608)

1623 - Christian, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Wolfenbüttel, German protestant military leader (b. 1599)

1622 - Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline, Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1555)

1468 - Jean Le Fevre, Burgundian chronicler (b. ca. 1395)

1464 - Roger van der Weyden, Flemish painter (b. 1399)

1397 - Philip of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (b. 1358)

1216 - Pope Innocent III



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