Deaths on December 28

1446 :Clemens VIII, [Aegyd Mu¤oz], Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies
1542 :Albert Pigge, [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52
1622 :Fran‡ois de Sales, French bishop of GenŠva/writer/saint, dies at 55
1673 :Joan Blaeu, Dutch cartographer/publisher (Atlas Major), dies at 77
1694 :Mary II, Queen of England, dies after 5 years of rule at 32 [NS=Jan 7]
1706 :Pierre Bayle, French theologist (History of Criticism), dies at 59
1772 :Ernst J earl van/of Biron, Russian duke of Courland, dies at 82
1775 :Peter A van de Parra, gov-gen of (Neth Indies), dies at 61
1779 :Gennaro Manna, composer, dies at 64
1793 :Louis earl of Bylandt, Dutch admiral, dies at about 75
1830 :Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer, dies at 83
1859 :Thomas Babington Macaulay, English essayist/historian, dies
1860 :Cornelius Broere, Dutch RC clergyman/poet, dies at 57
1862 :Joaquim Casimiro Junior, composer, dies at 54
1870 :Alexey Fyodorovich L'vov, composer, dies at 72
1870 :Peter van Schendel, Dutch painter, dies at 64
1876 :Frederik Paludan-Mller, Danish poet (Abels díd), dies at 67
1878 :Jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer, dies at 90
1884 :Gerben Colmjon, Frisian linguist/publisher, dies at 56
1891 :Alfred Cellier, composer, dies at 47
1903 :George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies at 46
1915 :Gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer/politician, dies at 78
1916 :Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81
1918 :George H White, last post Reconstruction congressman (Penn), dies
1923 :Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, engineer (Eiffel Tower), dies at 91
1932 :John Blackham, cricketer (35 Tests as Aust WK, caught 37), dies
1935 :Clarence Day, writer (Life with Father), dies
1937 :Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62
1938 :Florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48
1945 :Theodore Dreiser, novelist (An American Tragedy), dies at 74
1946 :Carrie Jacobs Bond, American composer (I Love You Truly), dies at 85
1947 :Victor Emmanuel III, king of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia, dies at 78
1948 :Mahmud Nokrashy Pasha, PM of Egypt (19..-48), assassinated
1949 :Jack Lovelock, NZ/US surgeon/athlete (Olympic-gold-1936), dies at 39
1949 :W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse), dies at 60
1956 :Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic party-chairman, dies at 76
1961 :Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, 1st lady (1915-21), dies at 89
1963 :Abbott Joseph Liebling, American journalist/writer, dies
1963 :Paul Hindemith, German composer (Composer's World), dies at 68
1967 :B‚la Schick, Hung/US children's physician (Scarlet Fever), dies at 90
1969 :Henry Oscar, actor (Saint in London), dies at 78
1970 :Charles "Sonny" Liston, heavyweight boxer champ (1962-64), dies
1970 :L Mendel Rivers, (Rep-D-SC), dies at 65
1971 :Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner, composer, dies at 83
1976 :Freddie King, rocker, dies at 42
1978 :Harry Winston, US jeweler for the "rich & famous", dies at 82
1980 :Amir Elahi, cricketer, 1st Pakistani Test cricketer to die
1980 :Jersey calf, lived 222 days with an artificial heart
1982 :Frederick Douglass Hall, composer, dies at 84
1983 :Dennis Wilson, drummer/singer (Beach Boys), drowns at 39
1983 :William Demarest, actor (My 3 Sons), dies in Palm Springs at 91
1984 :Sam Peckinpah, director, dies of cardiac arrest at 59
1986 :Andrei Tarkovsky, dies
1986 :Louis van Lint, Belgian painter, dies at 77
1987 :Charles Malik, Lebanon's 1st delegate to UN, dies at 81
1988 :Hal Ashby, academy-award winning director, dies of cancer at 59
1989 :Robert Wickler, dies
1990 :Ed van der Elsken, Dutch photographer (Sweet Life), dies at 65
1990 :Kiel Martin, actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 46
1990 :Lucas Polhaupessy, Moluccan leader, dies
1991 :Cassandra Harris, actress (For Your Eyes Only), dies of cancer at 39
1991 :Jacques Aubuchon, actor (Hoax, Thunder Road), dies of heart failure
1992 :Mort Greene, US songwriter (My Grandfather's Clock), dies at 80
1993 :Howard Caine, dies
1993 :Joop Vervoort, Dutch soccer referee, dies at 61
1993 :William L Shirer, writer (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich), dies at 89
1994 :Julian Belfrage, theatre agent, dies at 60
1995 :Harold Francis Collison, trade unionist, dies at 84
1997 :George Fleming, cyclist, dies at 80
1997 :James Lees-Milne, architecural historian, dies at 89
1997 :Ronald Clive Williams, actor/comedian, dies at 68



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