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Day History: October-23

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History of Deaths


42 - [[Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger]] -Roman general and politician (b. 85 BC)

877 - [[Patriarch Ignatius of Constantinople]] -(b. 797)

891 - [[Yazaman al-Khadim]] -Arab general and politician

930 - [[Emperor Daigo]] -of Japan (b. 885)

1456 - [[John of Capistrano]] -Italian priest and saint (b. 1386)

1550 - [[Tiedemann Giese]] -Polish bishop (b. 1480)

1581 - [[Michael Neander]] -German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1529)

1616 - [[Leonhard Hutter]] -German theologian and academic (b. 1563)

1688 - [[Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange]] -French philologist and historian (b. 1610)

1730 - [[Anne Oldfield]] -English actress (b. 1683)

1764 - [[Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc, Comte Dubois de la Motte]] -French admiral (b. 1683)

1774 - [[Michel Benoist]] -French missionary and astronomer (b. 1715)

1867 - [[Franz Bopp]] -German linguist and academic (b. 1791)

1869 - [[Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby]] -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1799)

1872 - [[Théophile Gautier]] -French journalist, author, and poet (b. 1811)

1885 - [[Charles S. West]] -American lawyer, jurist, and politician, Secretary of State of Texas (b. 1829)

1893 - [[Alexander of Battenberg]] -(b. 1857)

1910 - [[Chulalongkorn]] -Thai king (b. 1853)

1915 - [[W. G. Grace]] -English cricketer and physician (b. 1848)

1921 - [[John Boyd Dunlop]] -Scottish businessman, founded Dunlop Rubber (b. 1840)

1934 - [[William Brennaugh]] -Canadian lacrosse player (b. 1877)

1935 - [[Charles Demuth]] -American painter (b. 1883)

1938 - [[Jean-Guy Gautier]] -French rugby player (b. 1875)

1939 - [[Zane Grey]] -American dentist and author (b. 1872)

1942 - [[Ralph Rainger]] -American pianist and composer (b. 1901)

1943 - [[Wakashima Gonshirō]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 21st Yokozuna (sumo)|Yokozuna (b. 1876)

1944 - [[Charles Glover Barkla]] -English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)

1944 - [[Hana Brady]] -Czech holocaust victim (b. 1931)

1950 - [[Al Jolson]] -Lithuanian-American actor and singer (b. 1886)

1953 - [[Adrien de Noailles]] -French son of Jules Charles Victurnien de Noailles (b. 1869)

1957 - [[Christian Dior]] -French fashion designer, founded Christian Dior S.A. (b. 1905)

1959 - [[George Bouzianis]] -Greek painter (b. 1885)

1959 - [[Gerda Lundequist]] -Swedish actress (b. 1871)

1964 - [[Frank Luther Mott]] -American historian and journalist (b. 1886)

1978 - [[Maybelle Carter]] -American autoharp player (Carter Family) (b. 1909)

1983 - [[Jessica Savitch]] -American journalist (b. 1947)

1984 - [[James Petrillo]] -American union leader (b. 1892)

1984 - [[Oskar Werner]] -Austrian-German actor (b. 1922)

1986 - [[Edward Adelbert Doisy]] -American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)

1988 - [[Asashio Tarō III]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 46th Yokozuna (sumo)|Yokozuna (b. 1929)

1989 - [[Armida (actress)|Armida]] -Mexican-American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1911)

1990 - [[Thomas Williams (writer)|Thomas Williams]] -American author and academic (b. 1926)

1994 - [[Robert Lansing (actor)|Robert Lansing]] -American actor (b. 1928)

1996 - [[Bob Grim (baseball)|Bob Grim]] -American baseball player (b. 1930)

1997 - [[Bert Haanstra]] -Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1916)

1998 - [[Barnett Slepian]] -American physician (b. 1946)

2000 - [[Yokozuna (wrestler)|Yokozuna]] -American wrestler (b. 1966)

2001 - [[Josh Kirby]] -English illustrator (b. 1928)

2001 - [[Daniel Wildenstein]] -French art dealer and historian (b. 1917)

2002 - [[Adolph Green]] -American playwright and songwriter (b. 1915)

2003 - [[Tony Capstick]] -English actor and singer (b. 1944)

2003 - [[Soong May-ling]] -Chinese wife of Chiang Kai-shek, 2nd First Lady of the Republic of China (b. 1897)

2004 - [[Robert Merrill]] -American actor and singer (b. 1919)

2004 - [[Bill Nicholson (footballer)|Bill Nicholson]] -English footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1919)

2005 - [[William Hootkins]] -American actor (b. 1948)

2005 - [[John Muth]] -American economist and academic (b. 1930)

2005 - [[Stella Obasanjo]] -Nigerian wife of Olusegun Obasanjo, 10th First Lady of Nigeria (b. 1945)

2006 - [[Lebo Mathosa]] -South African singer (Boom Shaka) (b. 1977)

2007 - [[John Ilhan]] -Turkish-Australian businessman, founded Crazy John's (b. 1965)

2007 - [[Lim Goh Tong]] -Malaysian-Chinese businessman (b. 1918)

2008 - [[Kevin Finnegan]] -English boxer (b. 1948)

2010 - [[Fran Crippen]] -American swimmer (b. 1984)

2010 - [[Stanley Tanger]] -American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (b. 1923)

2011 - [[Herbert A. Hauptman]] -American chemist and mathematician, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)

2011 - [[John McCarthy (computer scientist)|John McCarthy]] -American computer scientist, developed the Lisp (programming language)|Lisp programming language (b. 1927)

2011 - [[Marco Simoncelli]] -Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1987)

2012 - [[William Joel Blass]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1917)

2012 - [[Wilhelm Brasse]] -Polish photographer (b. 1917)

2012 - [[Roland de la Poype]] -French soldier and pilot (b. 1920)

2012 - [[Sunil Gangopadhyay]] -Indian author and poet (b. 1934)

2012 - [[Michael Marra]] -Scottish singer-songwriter (b. 1952)

2013 - [[Suleiman Arabiyat]] -Jordanian academic and politician (b. 1938)

2013 - [[Wes Bialosuknia]] -American basketball player (b. 1945)

2013 - [[Anthony Caro]] -English sculptor (b. 1924)

2013 - [[Niall Donohue]] -Irish hurler (b. 1990)

2013 - [[Gypie Mayo]] -English guitarist and songwriter (Dr. Feelgood (band)|Dr. Feelgood and The Yardbirds) (b. 1951)

2013 - [[Bill Mazer]] -Ukrainian-American journalist and sportscaster (b. 1920)

2014 - [[Ghulam Azam]] -Bangladeshi politician (b. 1922)

2014 - [[John Bramlett]] -American football player (b. 1941)

2014 - [[Bernard Mayes]] -English-American journalist and academic (b. 1929)

2014 - [[Joan Quigley]] -American astrologer and author (b. 1927)

2014 - [[Tullio Regge]] -Italian physicist and academic (b. 1931)

2014 - [[Alvin Stardust]] -English singer and actor (b. 1942)

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