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Day History: March-23

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History of Deaths


851- Zhou Chi -Chinese historian and politician (b. 793)

1103- Eudes I, Duke of Burgundy -(b. 1058)

1361- Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster -(b. 1310)

1369- Peter of Castile -(b. 1334)

1548- Itagaki Nobukata -Japanese samurai (b. 1489)

1555- Pope Julius III -(b. 1487)

1559- Gelawdewos -Ethiopian emperor (b. 1521)

1596- Henry Unton -English diplomat (b. 1557)

1606- Justus Lipsius -Flemish philologist (b. 1547)

1618- James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn -Scottish politician (b. 1575)

1675- Anthoni van Noordt -Dutch organist and composer (b. 1619)

1680- Nicolas Fouquet -French politician (b. 1615)

1742- Jean-Baptiste Dubos -French author (b. 1670)

1747- Claude Alexandre de Bonneval -French general (b. 1675)

1748- Johann Gottfried Walther -German organist and composer (b. 1684)

1754- Johann Jakob Wettstein -Swiss theologian and critic (b. 1693)

1783- Charles Carroll (barrister)|Charles Carroll -American lawyer and politician (b. 1723)

1801- Paul I of Russia -(b. 1754)

1842- Stendhal -French author (b. 1783)

1884- Henry C. Lord -American businessman (b. 1824)

1910- Nadar (photographer)|Nadar -French photographer, journalist, and author (b. 1820)

1914- Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès -Lebanese saint (b. 1832)

1923- Hovhannes Tumanyan -Armenian poet and author (b. 1869)

1927- Paul César Helleu -French painter (b. 1859)

1931- Shivaram Rajguru -Indian activist (b. 1908)

1931- Bhagat Singh -Indian activist (b. 1907)

1931- Sukhdev Thapar -Indian activist (b. 1907)

1935- Florence Moore -American actress (b. 1886)

1947- Archduchess Louise of Austria -(b. 1870)

1953- Oskar Luts -Estonian author and playwright (b. 1887)

1955- Artur da Silva Bernardes -Brazilian politician, 12th President of Brazil (b. 1875)

1960- Franklin Pierce Adams -American journalist (b. 1881)

1960- Said Nursî -Turkish theologian and scholar (b. 1878)

1960- Raoul Paoli -French boxer and rower (b. 1887)

1964- Peter Lorre -Slovak-American actor (b. 1904)

1965- Mae Murray -American actress, dancer, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)

1968- Edwin O'Connor -American journalist and author (b. 1918)

1970- Del Lord -Canadian actor and director (b. 1894)

1972- Cristóbal Balenciaga -Spanish fashion designer, founded Balenciaga (b. 1895)

1978- Haim Ernst Wertheimer -Israeli biochemist (b. 1893)

1979- Ted Anderson -English footballer (b. 1911)

1980- Alekos Livaditis -Greek actor (b. 1914)

1980- Arthur Melvin Okun -American economist (b. 1928)

1984- Shauna Grant -American porn actress and model (b. 1963)

1985- Richard Beeching, Baron Beeching -English physicist and engineer (b. 1913)

1985- Peter Charanis -Greek-American scholar and educator (b. 1908)

1985- Ben Hardwick -English liver transplant patient (b. 1981)

1987- Olev Roomet -Estonian singer and violinist (b. 1901)

1990- John Dexter -English director and producer (b. 1925)

1991- Parkash Singh -Indian soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1913)

1992- Friedrich Hayek -Austrian economist, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)

1992- Ron Lapointe -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1949)

1994- Luis Donaldo Colosio -Mexican politician (b. 1950)

1994- Giulietta Masina -Italian actress (b. 1921)

1994- Donald Swann -Welsh-English singer-songwriter and pianist (Flanders and Swann) (b. 1923)

1995- Alan Barton -English singer (Black Lace (band)|Black Lace and Smokie (band)|Smokie) (b. 1953)

1995- Davie Cooper -Scottish footballer (b. 1956)

1998- Gerald Stano -American serial killer (b. 1951)

1999- Luis María Argaña -Paraguayan judge and politician, Vice President of Paraguay (b. 1932)

1999- Osmond Borradaile -Canadian cinematographer (b. 1898)

2001- Rowland Evans -American journalist (b. 1921)

2001- Robert Laxalt -American author (b. 1923)

2001- David McTaggart -Canadian environmentalist (b. 1932)

2002- Eileen Farrell -American soprano (b. 1920)

2002- Ben Hollioake -Australian-English cricketer (b. 1977)

2003- Fritz Spiegl -Austrian-English journalist (b. 1926)

2004- Rupert Hamer -Australian politician, 39th Premier of Victoria (b. 1916)

2006- David B. Bleak -American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1932)

2006- Desmond Doss -American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)

2006- Cindy Walker -American singer-songwriter and dancer (b. 1918)

2007- Paul Cohen (mathematician)|Paul Cohen -American mathematician (b. 1934)

2007- Eric Medlen -American race car driver (b. 1973)

2008- Vaino Vahing -Estonian psychiatrist, author, and playwright (b. 1940)

2009- Ghukas Chubaryan -Armenian sculptor (b. 1923)

2009- Raúl Macías -Mexican boxer and trainer (b. 1934)

2011- Elizabeth Taylor -English-American actress (b. 1932)

2012- Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed -Somalian politician, President of Somalia (b. 1934)

2012- Jim Duffy (animator)|Jim Duffy -American animator, director, and producer (b. 1937)

2012- Lowen & Navarro|Eric Lowen -American singer-songwriter (Lowen & Navarro) (b. 1952)

2012- Naji Talib -Iraqi politician, 52nd Prime Minister of Iraq (b. 1917)

2012- Lonnie Wright -American basketball and football player (b. 1945)

2013- Sukhraj Aujla -Indian singer (b. 1968)

2013- Boris Berezovsky (businessman)|Boris Berezovsky -Russian-English mathematician and businessman (b. 1946)

2013- Onofre Corpuz -Filipino economist, historian, and academic (b. 1926)

2013- David Early -American actor (b. 1938)

2013- Virgil Trucks -American baseball player and coach (b. 1917)

2013- Joe Weider -Canadian-American bodybuilder and publisher, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness and ''Muscle & Fitness|Muscle & Fitness Magazine'' (b. 1919)

2014- Peter Oakley -English blogger (b. 1927)

2014- Jaroslav Šerých -Czech painter and illustrator (b. 1928)

2014- Adolfo Suárez -Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1932)

2014- Oderus Urungus -Canadian-American singer-songwriter and bass player (Gwar, Death Piggy, X-Cops (band)|X-Cops, and Dave Brockie Experience) (b. 1963)