December 13 Deaths in History - December 13 Birthdays - December 13 Events



2006 Eileen Caddy, new age author, spiritual teacher, founded Findhorn Foundation commune, an international New Age community, dubbed 'Vatican of the New Age', today home to 400 residents from more than 40 countries, dies at age 89 in Findhorn, Scotland
2003 William V. Roth, Jr., Representative-R-Delaware 1967 - 1971, Senator-R-Delaware 1971 - 2001
1997 Alexander Oppenheim, mathematician, dies at 94
1997 Martin Carter, poet/critic, dies at 70
1997 Rafael Jose Fernandez de la Calzada y Ferrer, restaurateur, dies at 83
1996 Cao Yu, playwright, dramatist, dies at 86
1996 Charles Edwin Molnar, computer pioneer, dies at 61
1996 Edward Blishen, writer teacher/broadcaster, dies at 76
1996 Mae Barnes, singer, dies at 89
1995 Evangeline Bruce, hostess, dies at 81
1995 Nancy LaMott, singer, cabaret genre, album 'Ask Me Again' ranked 12th in Billboard Magazine's Top Jazz Albums chart, performed twice for President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, dies at 43
1994 Antoine Pinay, Prime Minister of France 1952 - 1953, dies
1994 Herman W. "Fritz" Liebert, U.S. librarian/Yale-curator, dies at 83
1994 Norman Beaton, actor (Eureka, Black Joy, Mighty Quinn), dies at 60
1994 Glenn M. Anderson, Representative-D-California 1969 - 1993
1993 Charles JB Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer: Ogentroost, dies at 87
1993 Myrna Loy, actress (Thin Man, Vanity Fair), dies at 88
1992 Bernard Drukker, Dutch pianist/orchestral leader (duivelswiel), dies
1991 Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (La marge), dies at 82
1990 Alice Marble, California, tennis star, dies at 77
1990 Friedrich Durrenmatt, Swiss writer (Besuch der alten Dame), dies at 69
1986 Heather Angel, actress (Lifeboat, Daniel Boone), dies at 77
1986 Ella Baker, American Activist
1983 Leora Dana, actress (Amityville II, Change of Habit), dies at 60
1983 Leora Dana, actress (Sylvie Kosloff-Another World), dies
1983 Mary Renault [Challans], British author (Funeral games), dies at 78
1981 Cornelius Cardew, composer, dies at 45
1981 Pigmeat Markham, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), dies at 75
1980 Harm van Riel, Dutch Liberal Party politician, dies at 73
1979 Jon Hall, actor (Ramor of the Jungle), dies at 66
1976 Eduard Claudius, writer, dies
1975 Cyril Delevanti, actor (Lucius-Jefferson Davis), dies at 88
1975 Hendrik Kruls, Dutch general/chief military authority 1944 - 1946, dies at 73
1974 Rufe Davis, actor (Floyd Smoot-Petticoat Junction), dies at 66
1973 Henry Green, English Novelist
1971 Max Mell, Austria artillery officer/literary, dies at 88
1969 Raymond A Spruance, U.S. Admiral (battle of Midway), dies at 83
1968 Siegfried Reda, composer, dies at 52
1966 Charles Watts, actor (Lone Ranger and Lost City of Gold), dies of cancer
1963 Hubert ME Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45), dies at 79
1961 Grandma [Anna M] Moses, U.S. painter, dies at 101
1961 John Acton, 1st Baron Acton, English historian, friends with De Tocqueville, Bluntschli, Montalembert, his extensive library was purchased after his death by Andrew Carnegie, dies
1958 Ahmed Mukhtar Baban, premier of Iraq, executed
1958 Barhanuddin Bashajan, Iraqi minister of Foreign affairs, executed
1958 Brand Dirck Ochse, film/bioscope pioneer (Polygoon), dies at 66
1958 Rafiq Aref, Iraqi chief-staff Arabs Statenbond, executed
1958 Tim Moore, actor (Kingfish-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 70
1951 Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist/composer (Daniel Hjort), dies at 73
1945 Robert van Genechten, Dutch Nazi (NSB), commits suicide
1945 Vittorio Mario Vanzo, composer, dies at 83
1944 Lupe Velez, actress (Joe Palooka), overdoses on seconal at 34
1944 Vassily Kandinsky, abstract artist (Dreamy Inspiration), dies at 78
1944 Wassily Kandinsky, Russian Artist
1942 Eleanor Everest Freer, composer, dies at 78
1940 Dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies
1929 Knut Algot Hakanson, composer, dies at 42
1924 Samuel Gompers, organizer (American Federation of Labor), dies at 74
1919 Amintore Galli, composer, dies at 74
1909 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/interpreter, dies at 53
1898 George Frederick Bristow, composer, dies at 72
1894 Sarah Parker Remond, US/Italian abolitionist, dies at 68
1881 August Senoa, Croatian writer (Kletva [The Curse]), dies at 43
1872 Helena Beeloo, Hague's maid, murdered by Henry Jut
1872 W T van der Kouwen-ten Cate, Hague's Dame, murdered by Henry Jut
1863 Friedrich Hebbel, writer, dies at 50
1862 Conrad Feger Jackson, U.S. Union Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 49
1862 Maxcy Gregg, U.S. Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 48
1862 Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 39
1814 Charles Joseph Prince of Ligne, Belgian Field Marshal/author, dies at 79
1812 Marianne von Martinez, composer, dies at 68
1793 Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer, dies at 63
1784 Samuel Johnson, English Author
1774 Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother, dies at 50
1769 C F Gellert, writer, dies at 54
1738 Gotthard Wagner, composer, dies at 59
1729 Anthony Collins, English philosopher (On Liberty and Necessity), dies at 53
1693 Dodoftei, Romanian metropolitan of Moldavia/writer (Saint Lives), dies
1693 Willem Van de Velde, Dutch the Old, seascape painter, dies at about 82
1672 Jan II Kazimierz, king of Poland (1648-68), dies at 63
1622 Jan Campanus, composer, dies at 50
1603 Franciscus Vieta, mathematician, dies in Paris at 63
1574 Selam II Sari, the blonde, sultan of Turkey (1566-74), dies at 50
1565 Konrad von Gesner, naturalist, dies at 49
1557 Niccolo Tartaglia, Italian mathematician, dies
1521 Manoel I "the Great", King of Portugal (1495-1521), dies at 52
1404 Albrecht, duke of Bavaria, dies at 74
1250 Frederick II, German Emperor (1212-1250), dies at 55
1204 Maimonides, Jewish philosopher/talmudic scholar, dies in Cairo at 69
1126 Hendrik IX, the Black, Duke of Bayern (1120-26), dies
1124 Callistus II, Guido di Borgogna, Italian Pope (1119-24), dies
1048 Al-Biruni, Arabic royal astrologer, dies at 74
838 Pippijn I, King of Aquitania, dies











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