Deaths on December 22

1337 :Daito Kokushi, leader of O-To-Kan Rinzai school in Japan, dies at 54
1419 :John XXIII, [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15), dies
1440 :Bluebeard, pirate, executed
1603 :Mehmed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603), dies at 37
1641 :Maximilien de B‚thune duke of Sully, PM of France, dies at 81
1668 :Stephen Day, 1st British colonial printer, dies
1721 :Nathaniel Hawes, tortured & executed in England for robbery
1723 :Jacques Basnage, French/Dutch historian/vicar, dies at 70
1738 :Jean-Joseph Mouret, composer, dies at 56
1745 :Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer, dies at 66
1767 :John Newberry, English publisher, dies
1797 :Giovanni Marco Rutini, composer, dies at 74
1815 :Jos‚ Maria Morelos, M‚xican revolutionary priest executed by Spaniards
1828 :Rachel Jackson, wife of 7th US pres Andrew Jackson, dies
1832 :Ishmail Spicer, composer, dies at 72
1863 :Michael Corcoran, Union brig-general, dies at 36
1867 :Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician (kinematics), dies at 79
1870 :Constantine D Uschinsky, Russian educator, dies at 46 [NS=Jan 3 1871]
1874 :Johann Peter Pixis, composer, dies at 86
1875 :Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer, dies at 75
1880 :George Eliot, Victorian novelist (Adam Bede), dies on 61st birthday
1890 :Harry Pollitt, chairman Brit communist (1956-60), dies
1893 :Benedikt Randhartinger, composer, dies at 91
1893 :Johann Czerski, German chaplain, dies at 80
1899 :Dwight L Moody, US evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement), dies
1902 :Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist, dies at 62
1908 :Marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44
1913 :Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913), dies at 69
1917 :Francesca Saveria Cabrini, US saint/patron of immigrant, dies at 67
1918 :Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author/mayor/painter, dies at 83
1923 :Arthur H Bird, composer, dies at 67
1937 :Daito Kokushi, Zen founder of Daitokuji, dies in Kyoto at 55
1939 :Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer/composer, dies at 53
1940 :Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37
1941 :Leopoldo Mugnone, composer, dies at 83
1944 :Antoine Mariotte, composer, dies on 69th birthday
1944 :Harry Langdon, US comic/director (Heart Trouble), dies at 60
1945 :Otto Neurath, Austrian/British philosopher, dies at 63
1950 :Julius Weismann, composer, dies at 70
1950 :Walter Johannes Damrosch, composer, dies at 88
1951 :Powell Weaver, composer, dies at 61
1955 :Len Braund, cricketer (23 Tests for England 987 runs 47 wkts), dies
1958 :Fjodor W Gladkow, Russian author (Cement), dies at 75
1958 :Lion Feuchtwanger, Germ/US philosopher (Jdische Krieg), dies at 74
1959 :Gilda Gray, actress (Piccadilly), dies of heart attack at 60
1964 :Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer, dies at 66
1965 :Al Ritz, actor (Gorilla, Hi Ya Chum), dies at 62
1967 :Lee Krieger, actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini), dies at 48
1968 :Louise Granville, entertainer, dies of influenza at 73
1969 :Donald Foster, actor (Herbert Johnson-Hazel), dies at 80
1969 :Ilse Steppat, actress (Invisible Terror), dies at 52
1969 :Josef von Sternberg, Austrian director (Shanghai Express), dies at 75
1971 :Godfried Jan Arnold Bomans, Dutch writer (Eric), dies at 58
1971 :Renee Evans, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 63
1973 :Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer, dies at 87
1973 :Irna Phillips, creator of 5 TV soap operas, dies at 72
1974 :Fosco Giachetti, entertainer, dies at 70
1974 :Lorraine Gauguin, entertainer, dies at 50
1974 :Richard Long, actor (Prof-Nanny & Professor), dies at 47
1977 :Johann Nepomuk David, composer, dies at 82
1979 :Darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77
1980 :Dick Kallman, actor (Hank Dearborn-Hank), murdered at 47
1986 :Celius Dougherty, composer, dies at 84
1987 :Alice Terry, [Taaffe], actress (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), dies
1987 :Leonidas Zoras, composer, dies at 82
1988 :Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies
1989 :Samuel Beckett, Irish/French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83
1990 :Cecil Effinger, composer, dies at 76
1990 :Helene Stanley, actress (Carnival Story, Roar of the Crowd), dies
1991 :Ernst Krenek, Austrian/US composer (Orpheus & Eurydike), dies at 91
1992 :Frederick W Franz, CEO (Watch Tower), dies at 99
1993 :Alexander Mackendrick, director (Whiskey Galore!), dies at 81
1993 :Don DeFore, actor (George Baxter-Hazel), dies of cardiac arrest at 76
1995 :Butterfly McQueen, actress (Gone With the Wind), dies in a fire at 84
1996 :Hetta Empson, artist, dies at 81
1997 :Dawn Steel, producer/pres (Col TriStar), dies of brain tumor at 51
1997 :Douglas Ranger, surgeon, dies at 81
1997 :Hugh Edward Conway Seymour, marquis of Hertford, dies at 67
1997 :John Pinkerton, compuer scientist, dies at 78
1997 :Johnny Coles, trumpeter, dies at 71
1997 :Juzo Itami, Japanese director, commits suicide at 64



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