Date History - On this day in history

Famous people who died on this day in history

Died on this day - June 26th

363 - Julian the Apostate, Roman Emperor (killed in battle)

2005 - Richard Whiteley, British television presenter (b. 1943)

2004 - Yash Johar, Indian film producer (b. 1929)

2003 - Strom Thurmond, U.S. Senator (b. 1902)

2003 - Marc-Vivien Foe, Cameroon footballer (b. 1975)

2003 - Dennis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher (b. 1915)

2002 - Jay Berwanger, American football player (b. 1914)

2002 - Arnold Brown, the 11th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1913)

1997 - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Hawaiian singer (b. 1959)

1996 - Veronica Guerin, Irish journalist (b. 1958)

1993 - William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)

1984 - Michel Foucault, French literary theorist (b. 1926)

1975 - St. Josemaria Escriva, Spanish Catholic priest (b. 1902)

1968 - Tony Hancock, English comedian (b. 1928)

1964 - Gerrit Rietveld, Dutch architect (b. 1888)

1958 - George Orton, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)

1958 - Andrija ?tampar, Croatian physician and United Nations diplomat (b. 1888)

1957 - Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)

1947 - Richard Bedford Bennett, eleventh Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1870)

1943 - Karl Landsteiner, Austrian biologist and physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1868)

1939 - Ford Maddox Ford, English writer (b. 1873)

1922 - Albert I, Prince of Monaco (b. 1848)

1918 - Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)

1793 - Gilbert White, English ornithologist (b. 1720)

1784 - Caesar Rodney, American lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1728)

1688 - Ralph Cudworth, English philosopher (b. 1617)

1541 - Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conqueror of Peru (murdered)

1291 - Eleanor of Provence, wife of Henry III of England



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