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Day History: November-22

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History of Deaths


950- Lothair II of Italy -(b. 926)

1286- Eric V of Denmark -(b. 1249)

1318- Mikhail of Tver -(b. 1271)

1617- Ahmed I -Ottoman sultan (b. 1590)

1694- John Tillotson -English archbishop (b. 1630)

1697- Libéral Bruant -French architect, designed Les Invalides (b. 1635)

1710- Bernardo Pasquini -Italian organist and composer (b. 1637)

1718- Blackbeard -English pirate (b. 1680)

1758- Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall (db. 1680)

1774- Robert Clive -English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire (b. 1725)

1794- John Alsop -American merchant and politician (b. 1724)

1813- Johann Christian Reil -German physician, physiologist, and anatomist (b. 1759)

1875- Henry Wilson -American colonel, journalist, and politician, 18th Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)

1886- William Bliss Baker -American painter (b. 1859)

1886- Mary Boykin Chesnut -American author (b. 1823)

1893- James Calder -American academic (b. 1826)

1896- George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. -American engineer, invented the Ferris Wheel (b. 1859)

1900- Arthur Sullivan -English composer (b. 1842)

1902- Walter Reed -American physician and entomologist (b. 1851)

1916- Jack London -American journalist and author (b. 1876)

1917- Teoberto Maler -Italian-German archaeologist and explorer (b. 1842)

1919- Francisco Moreno -Argentinian explorer and academic (b. 1852)

1920- Manuel Pérez y Curis -Uruguayan poet (b. 1884)

1926- Darvish Khan -Iranian Tar (lute)|tar player (b. 1872)

1932- William Walker Atkinson -American merchant, lawyer, and author (b. 1862)

1941- Werner Mölders -German colonel and pilot (b. 1915)

1943- Lorenz Hart -American playwright and composer (b. 1895)

1944- Arthur Eddington -English astrophysicist and astronomer (b. 1882)

1946- Burt McKinnie -American golfer (b. 1879)

1946- Otto Georg Thierack -German jurist and politician, Reich Ministry of Justice|Reich Minister of Justice (b. 1889)

1953- Sulaiman Nadvi -Pakistani historian, author, and scholar (b. 1884)

1954- Jess McMahon -American wrestling promoter, co-founded WWE#Capitol Wrestling Corporation (1952-1963)|Capitol Wrestling Corporation (b. 1882)

1955- Shemp Howard -American actor and singer (b. 1895)

1956- Theodore Kosloff -Russian-American actress, ballerina, and choreographer (b. 1882)

1963- Wilhelm Beiglböck -Austrian-German physician (b. 1905)

1963- Aldous Huxley -English-American author and screenwriter (b. 1894)

1963- John F. Kennedy -American lieutenant and politician, 35th President of the United States (b. 1917)

1963- C. S. Lewis -Irish-English author, poet, and critic (b. 1898)

1963- J. D. Tippit -American police officer (b. 1924)

1967- Pavel Korin -Russian painter (b. 1892)

1976- Ermanno Aebi -Italian-Swiss footballer (b. 1892)

1980- Jules Léger -Canadian politician, 21st Governor General of Canada (b. 1913)

1980- Norah McGuinness -Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1901)

1980- Mae West -American actress, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1893)

1981- Hans Adolf Krebs -German-English physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)

1986- Scatman Crothers -American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1910)

1986- William Bradford Huie -American journalist and author (b. 1910)

1988- Luis Barragán -Mexican architect, designed the Torres de Satélite (b. 1908)

1989- C. C. Beck -American illustrator (b. 1910)

1989- René Moawad -Lebanese politician, 13th List of Presidents of Lebanon|President of Lebanon (b. 1925)

1992- Sterling Holloway -American actor and singer (b. 1905)

1993- Anthony Burgess -English author, playwright, and composer (b. 1917)

1994- Forrest White -American businessman (b. 1920)

1996- María Casares -Spanish-French actress (b. 1922)

1996- Terence Donovan (photographer)|Terence Donovan -English photographer and director (b. 1936)

1996- Mark Lenard -American actor (b. 1924)

1997- Michael Hutchence -Australian singer-songwriter and actor (INXS and Max Q (Australian band)|Max Q) (b. 1960)

1998- Stu Ungar -American poker player (b. 1953)

2000- Christian Marquand -French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1927)

2000- Emil Zátopek -Czech runner (b. 1922)

2001- Mary Kay Ash -American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay|Mary Kay, Inc. (b. 1915)

2001- Norman Granz -American-Swiss record producer, founded Verve Records (b. 1918)

2004- Arthur Hopcraft -English screenwriter and journalist (b. 1932)

2005- Bruce Hobbs -American jockey and trainer (b. 1920)

2006- Pat Dobson -American baseball player and coach (b. 1942)

2007- Maurice Béjart -French-Swiss dancer, choreographer, and director (b. 1929)

2007- Verity Lambert -English television producer (b. 1935)

2008- MC Breed -American rapper (b. 1971)

2010- Jean Cione -American baseball player (b. 1928)

2010- Frank Fenner -Australian virologist and microbiologist (b. 1914)

2011- Svetlana Alliluyeva -Russian-American author and educator (b. 1926)

2011- Sena Jurinac -Bosnian-Austrian soprano (b. 1921)

2011- Lynn Margulis -American biologist and academic (b. 1938)

2011- Danielle Mitterrand -French activist, First Lady of France (b. 1924)

2011- Paul Motian -American drummer and composer (b. 1931)

2012- Frank Barsalona -American talent agent (b. 1938)

2012- Pearl Laska Chamberlain -American pilot (b. 1909)

2012- Bryce Courtenay -South African-Australian author (b. 1933)

2012- Bennie McRae -American football player (b. 1939)

2012- P. Govinda Pillai -Indian journalist and politician (b. 1926)

2012- Mel Shaw -American animator and screenwriter (b. 1914)

2012- K. H. Ting -Chinese bishop (b. 1915)

2012- Jan Trefulka -Czech author (b. 1929)

2013- Don Dailey -American computer programmer (b. 1956)

2013- Brian Dawson (folk singer)|Brian Dawson -English singer (b. 1939)

2013- Jancarlos de Oliveira Barros -Brazilian footballer (b. 1983)

2013- Tom Gilmartin (businessman)|Tom Gilmartin -Irish businessman (b. 1935)

2013- Georges Lautner -French director and screenwriter (b. 1926)

2013- Alec Reid -Irish priest and activist (b. 1931)

2013- Reg Simpson -English cricketer and pilot (b. 1920)

2013- Willis Ware -American computer scientist and activist (b. 1920)