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Day History: March-16

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History of Deaths


37- Tiberius -Roman emperor (b. 42 BC)

455- Heraclius (primicerius sacri cubiculi)|Heraclius -Roman servant

455- Valentinian III -Roman emperor (b. 419)

1021- Heribert of Cologne -German archbishop and saint (b. 970)

1072- Adalbert of Hamburg -German archbishop (b. 1000)

1322- Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford -English politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1276)

1410- John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset -French-English admiral (b. 1373)

1457- Ladislaus Hunyadi -Hungarian politician (b. 1433)

1485- Anne Neville -English wife of Richard III of England (b. 1456)

1559- Anthony St Leger (Lord Deputy of Ireland)|Anthony St. Leger -English-Irish politician Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1496)

1649- Jean de Brébeuf -French-Canadian missionary and saint (b. 1593)

1679- John Leverett -English-American general and politician, 19th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1616)

1721- James Craggs the Elder -English politician (b. 1657)

1736- Giovanni Battista Pergolesi -Italian organist and composer (b. 1710)

1737- Benjamin Wadsworth -American clergyman and academic (b. 1670)

1738- George Bähr -German architect, designed the Dresden Frauenkirche (b. 1666)

1747- Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst -(b. 1690)

1838- Nathaniel Bowditch -American captain and mathematician (b. 1773)

1841- Félix Savart -French physicist (d. 1791)

1888- Hippolyte Carnot -French politician (b. 1801)

1890- Princess Zorka of Montenegro -(b. 1864)

1892- Samuel F. Miller (U.S. politician)|Samuel F. Miller -American politician (b. 1827)

1898- Aubrey Beardsley -English author and illustrator (b. 1872)

1899- Joseph Medill -American politician, 26th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1823)

1903- Roy Bean -American jurist (b. 1825)

1907- John O'Leary (Fenian)|John O'Leary -Irish activist (b. 1830)

1914- Gaston Calmette -French journalist (b. 1858)

1914- Charles Albert Gobat -Swiss lawyer and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)

1914- John Murray (oceanographer)|John Murray -Scottish oceanographer, marine biologist and limnologist (b. 1841)

1925- August von Wassermann -German bacteriologist and hygienist (b. 1866)

1926- Sergeant Stubby -American dog (b. 1916)

1927- William Exshaw -English sailor (b. 1866)

1930- Miguel Primo de Rivera -Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1870)

1935- John James Rickard Macleod -Scottish physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)

1935- Aron Nimzowitsch -Latvian-Danish chess player (b. 1886)

1936- Marguerite Durand -French journalist and activist (b. 1864)

1937- Alexander von Staël-Holstein -Estonian orientalist and sinologist (b. 1877)

1940- Selma Lagerlöf -Swedish author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)

1945- Simeon Price -American golfer (b. 1882)

1945- Börries von Münchhausen -German poet (b. 1874)

1955- Nicolas de Staël -French-Russian painter (b. 1914)

1957- Constantin Brâncuși -Romanian-French sculptor (b. 1876)

1961- Chen Geng -Chinese general (b. 1903)

1961- Václav Talich -Czech violinist and conductor (b. 1883)

1963- Laura Adams Armer -American author and photographer (b. 1874)

1968- Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco -Italian-American composer (b. 1895)

1968- Gunnar Ekelöf -Swedish poet (b. 1907)

1970- Tammi Terrell -American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

1971- Thomas E. Dewey -American politician, 47th Governor of New York (b. 1902)

1975- Richard W. DeKorte -American politician (b. 1936)

1975- T-Bone Walker -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1910)

1977- Kamal Jumblatt -Lebanese politician (b. 1917)

1979- Jean-Guy Cardinal -Canadian politician (b. 1925)

1979- Lucien Démanet -French gymnast (b. 1874)

1979- Jean Monnet -French economist and politician (b. 1888)

1980- Tamara de Lempicka -Polish-American painter (b. 1898)

1983- Arthur Godfrey -American actor and television host (b. 1903)

1983- Fred Rose (politician)|Fred Rose -Canadian politician (b. 1907)

1984- John Hoagland -American photographer (b. 1947)

1985- Roger Sessions -American composer (b. 1896)

1985- Eddie Shore -Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1902)

1992- Roger Lemelin -Canadian author and screenwriter (b. 1919)

1992- Yves Rocard -French physicist (b. 1903)

1993- Johnny Cymbal -Scottish-American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1945)

1996- Charlie Barnett (comedian)|Charlie Barnett -American actor (b. 1954)

1998- Derek Barton -English-American chemist and educator, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

1999- Gratien Gélinas -Canadian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1909)

2000- Thomas Ferebee -American colonel (b. 1918)

2000- Pavel Prudnikau -Belarusian writer (b. 1911)

2000- Michael Starr (politician)|Michael Starr -Canadian politician (b. 1910)

2001- Norma MacMillan -Canadian voice actress (b. 1921)

2001- Bob Wollek -French race car driver (b. 1943)

2003- Rachel Corrie -American activist (b. 1979)

2003- Ronald Ferguson -English captain, polo player, and manager (b. 1931)

2004- Vilém Tauský -Czech conductor and composer (b. 1910)

2005- Todd Bell -American football player (b. 1958)

2005- Ralph Erskine (architect)|Ralph Erskine -English architect, designed the The London Ark (b. 1914)

2005- Anthony George -American actor (b. 1921)

2005- Allan Hendrickse -South African politician (b. 1927)

2005- Dick Radatz -American baseball player (b. 1937)

2006- David Feintuch -American author (b. 1944)

2006- Minnie Pwerle -Australian painter (b. 1910)

2007- Manjural Islam Rana -Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)

2008- Bill Brown (cricketer)|Bill Brown -Australian cricketer (b. 1912)

2008- Ola Brunkert -Swedish drummer (b. 1946)

2008- Ivan Dixon -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1931)

2008- Gary Hart (wrestler)|Gary Hart -American wrestler and manager (b. 1942)

2008- John Hewer -English actor (b. 1922)

2008- G. David Low -American astronaut and engineer (b. 1956)

2008- Daniel MacMaster -Canadian singer (Bonham (band)|Bonham) (b. 1968)

2009- Marvin Sutton -American criminal (b. 1946)

2011- Richard Wirthlin -American religious leader (b. 1931)

2012- Aziz Ab'Sáber -Brazilian geologist and environmentalist (b. 1924)

2012- M. A. R. Barker -American linguist, author, and academic (b. 1929)

2012- Estanislau Basora -Spanish footballer (b. 1926)

2012- John Ghindia -American football player and coach (b. 1925)

2012- Donald E. Hillman -American colonel and pilot (b. 1918)

2012- Peter Serracino Inglott -Maltese priest, philosopher, and academic (b. 1936)

2013- Trond Brænne -Norwegian actor and author (b. 1953)

2013- Larcenia Bullard -American politician (b. 1947)

2013- Jamal Nazrul Islam -Bangladeshi physicist and cosmologist (b. 1939)

2013- José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz -Argentinian economist and politician, Minister of Economy of Argentina (b. 1925)

2013- Jason Molina -American singer-songwriter (b. 1973)

2013- Yadier Pedroso -Cuban baseball player (b. 1986)

2013- Bobby Smith (rhythm and blues singer)|Bobby Smith -American singer (The Spinners (American R&B group)|The Spinners) (b. 1936)

2013- Marina Solodkin -Russian-Israeli academic and politician (b. 1952)

2013- Frank Thornton -English actor (b. 1921)

2014- Gary Bettenhausen -American race car driver (b. 1941)

2014- Donald Crothers -Indian-American chemist and academic (b. 1937)

2014- Lapiro de Mbanga -Cameroonian singer and guitarist (b. 1957)

2014- Mitch Leigh -American composer and producer (b. 1928)

2014- Steve Moore (comics)|Steve Moore -English author and illustrator (b. 1949)

2014- Yulisa Pat Amadu Maddy -Sierra Leonean author, poet, and playwright (b. 1936)

2014- Alexander Pochinok -Russian economist and politician (b. 1958)