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Day History: October-22

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History of Deaths


741- Charles Martel -Frankish king (b. 688)

1383- Ferdinand I of Portugal -(b. 1345)

1565- Jean Grolier de Servières -French book collector (b. 1479)

1625- Kikkawa Hiroie -Japanese daimyo (b. 1561)

1708- Hermann Witsius -Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1636)

1751- William IV, Prince of Orange -(b. 1711)

1755- Elisha Williams -American minister, academic, and jurist (b. 1694)

1792- Guillaume Le Gentil -French astronomer (b. 1725)

1847- Sahle Selassie -Ethiopian son of Wossen Seged (b. 1795)

1853- Juan Antonio Lavalleja -Uruguayan general and politician, List of Presidents of Uruguay|President of Uruguay (b. 1784)

1859- Louis Spohr -German violinist and composer (b. 1784)

1883- Thomas Mayne Reid -Irish-American soldier and author (b. 1818)

1891- Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow -Austrian physiologist and physician (b. 1846)

1906- Paul Cézanne -French painter (b. 1839)

1914- Konishiki Yasokichi I -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 17th Yokozuna (sumo)|Yokozuna (b. 1866)

1917- Bob Fitzsimmons -English-American boxer (b. 1863)

1918- Myrtle Gonzalez -American actress (b. 1891)

1927- Borisav Stanković -Serbian author (b. 1876)

1928- Andrew Fisher -Scottish-Australian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)

1934- Pretty Boy Floyd -American gangster (b. 1904)

1935- Edward Carson, Baron Carson -Irish-English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1854)

1941- Guy Môquet -French militant (b. 1924)

1952- Ernst Rüdin -Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (b. 1874)

1954- Jibanananda Das -Bangladeshi-Indian author and poet (b. 1899)

1956- Hannah Mitchell -English activist (b. 1872)

1959- George Bouzianis -Greek painter (b. 1885)

1965- Muriel George -English singer and actress (b. 1883)

1969- Tommy Edwards -American singer-songwriter (b. 1922)

1973- Pablo Casals -Catalan cellist and conductor (b. 1876)

1979- Nadia Boulanger -French composer and educator (b. 1887)

1985- Viorica Ursuleac -Romanian soprano and educator (b. 1894)

1986- Jane Dornacker -American actress and singer (b. 1947)

1986- Ye Jianying -Chinese general and politician, Head of State of the People's Republic of China (b. 1897)

1986- Albert Szent-Györgyi -Hungarian-American physiologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)

1987- Lino Ventura -Italian-French actor (b. 1919)

1988- Cynthia Freeman -American author (b. 1915)

1989- Ewan MacColl -English singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and playwright (b. 1915)

1990- Louis Althusser -Algerian-French philosopher and academic (b. 1918)

1992- Red Barber -American sportscaster (b. 1908)

1992- Cleavon Little -American actor and singer (b. 1939)

1993- Innes Ireland -English race car driver and engineer (b. 1930)

1995- Kingsley Amis -English author, poet, and critic (b. 1922)

1997- Leonid Amalrik -Russian animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1905)

1998- Eric Ambler -English author, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1909)

2001- Helmut Krackowizer -Austrian motorcycle racer and journalist (b. 1922)

2002- Richard Helms -American intelligence agent and diplomat, 8th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1913)

2002- Geraldine of Albania -(b. 1915)

2003- Tony Renna -American race car driver (b. 1976)

2005- Arman -French-American painter and sculptor (b. 1928)

2005- Tony Adams (producer)|Tony Adams -Irish-American actor and producer (b. 1953)

2005- Franky Gee -Cuban-American rapper (Captain Jack (band)|Captain Jack) (b. 1962)

2006- Arthur Hill (actor)|Arthur Hill -Canadian-American actor (b. 1922)

2007- Ève Curie -French pianist and journalist (b. 1904)

2009- Don Lane -American-Australian actor, singer, and talk show host (b. 1933)

2009- Soupy Sales -American comedian and actor (b. 1926)

2011- Sultan bin Abdulaziz -Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1930)

2012- Betty Binns Fletcher -American lawyer and judge (b. 1923)

2012- Carolyn Conwell -American actress (b. 1930)

2012- Russell Means -American actor and activist (b. 1939)

2012- Salvatore Merlino -American mobster (b. 1939)

2012- Mike Morris (TV presenter)|Mike Morris -English talk show host (b. 1947)

2012- Shubha Phutela -Indian model and actress (b. 1991)

2012- Gabrielle Roth -American dancer, singer, and author (b. 1941)

2013- Marylou Dawes -Canadian pianist and educator (b. 1933)

2013- Lajos Für -Hungarian historian and politician, Minister of Defence of Hungary (b. 1930)

2013- William Harrison (author)|William Harrison -American author and screenwriter (b. 1933)

2013- Yanwari Kazama -Japanese illustrator (b. 1977)

2013- James Robinson Risner -American general and pilot (b. 1925)

2013- Mark Small -American baseball player (b. 1967)

2014- John-Roger Hinkins -American religious leader and author (b. 1934)

2014- John Postgate (microbiologist)|John Postgate -English microbiologist, author, and academic (b. 1922)