Deaths on January 16

1343 :Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies
1595 :Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies
1697 :Richard Savage, poet, dies
1703 :Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64
1794 :Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline & Fall), dies in London at 56
1817 :Antonin Josef Alois Volanek, composer, dies at 55
1838 :Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [OS]
1842 :Thomas Freanby, Norwegian landscape painter, dies
1849 :Wilhelm M L de Wette, German theologist, dies at 69
1864 :Anton Schindler, German violinist/biographer (Beethoven), dies at 68
1886 :Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51
1891 :Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes, composer, dies at 54
1891 :Leo Delibes, French ballet composer (Lakm‚), dies at 54
1892 :Imakita Kosen, Zen teacher/abbot of Engagkuji monastery, dies
1893 :Johan Philip Koelman, painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 74
1901 :Arnold B”cklin, Swiss painter, dies at 73
1901 :Hiram Revels, dies at 73
1907 :Alfred Shaw, cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), dies
1912 :Georg Heym, writer, dies at 24
1916 :Arnold Aletrino, Dut physician-criminologist (From Death), dies at 57
1919 :Jaroslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 19
1920 :Reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60
1934 :Annie Patterson, composer, dies at 65
1935 :Richard Wetz, composer, dies at 59
1939 :Albert Fish, mass murderer, executed
1942 :Barbara Lynn, [Ozen], US singer (You'll Lose a Good Thing), dies
1942 :Carole Lombard, actress, (Bolero), & mom killed in plane crash at 32
1943 :Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88
1945 :Dennis Donnini, Brit rifleman (Victoria Cross), dies in battle at 19
1946 :Johanna HC Albregt, actress/wife of Henri Dons (Paradise), dies at 71
1954 :Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies
1955 :Jonkheer Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch min (1908-13), dies
1955 :Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch minister (1908-13), dies at 94
1957 :Alexander Cambridge, gov-gen (S Afr 1923-31/Canada 1940-5), dies at 82
1957 :Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89
1961 :Janos Viski, composer, dies at 54
1962 :Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77
1963 :Gilardo Gilardi, composer, dies at 73
1966 :Margarete Susman, writer, dies at 91
1967 :Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Sage of Kai-Roi), dies at 72
1967 :Robert J Van De Graaff, US nuclear physicist, dies at 65
1968 :Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84
1969 :Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
1969 :Vernon Duke, composer, dies at 65
1970 :Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61
1971 :Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68
1972 :David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
1973 :Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
1979 :Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71
1979 :Ted Cassidy, actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46
1980 :Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94
1981 :Bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
1987 :Earl Wilson, Bdwy columnist (Midnight Earl), dies in Yonkers at 79
1987 :Ilse Langen, writer, dies at 87
1987 :Joyce Jameson, comedienne (Spike Jones Show), dies at 54
1989 :Pierre Boileau, screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82
1989 :Romo Vincent, actor (Naked Jungle), dies
1989 :Trey Wilson, actor (Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona), dies
1992 :Roselle Novelle, silent film actress, dies at 95
1993 :Florence Desmond, [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
1993 :Glenn Corbett, US actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
1993 :Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide
1994 :Harry Nilsson, singer/Songwriter, dies at 52
1994 :Martin Kosleck, German/US actor (Hitler Gang), dies at 86
1994 :No‰l For‚, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Roubaix 1959), dies at 61
1994 :Stephen Kritsick, veterinarian (Good Morning America), dies at 42
1995 :William Dillard, trumpeter/singer, dies at 83
1996 :Harry Potts, footballer/manager, dies at 75
1996 :Kaye Webb, publisher, dies at 81
1997 :Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist, dies at 76
1997 :Innis Cosby, son of Bill Cosby, murdered on LA highway at 29
1997 :Jim Kensil, NFL president (NY Jets), dies of heart failure at 66
1997 :Stephen Fitz-Simon, entrepreneur, dies at 59
1998 :David "Junior" Kimbrough, blues musician, dies at 67
1998 :Peter Diamand, artistic administrator, dies at 84



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