Saturday, 31 July 2010

July 31 - Deaths

July 31st Details:
July 31 Deaths:
855 – Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal - Muslim Jurisprudent (b. 780)
1396 – William Courtenay - Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1342)
1508 – Na'od - Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1494)
1556 – Ignatius Loyola - Spanish priest & founder of the Jesuits (b. 1491)
1653 – Thomas Dudley - Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576)
1726 – Nicolaus II Bernoulli - Swiss mathematician (b. 1695)
1750 – King John V of Portugal (b. 1689)
1784 – Denis Diderot - French philosopher & encylopedist (b. 1713)
1864 – Louis Hachette - French publisher (b. 1800)
1875 – Andrew Johnson - 17th President of the United States (b. 1808)
1886 – Franz Liszt - Hungarian composer (b. 1811)
1914 – Jean Jaurès - French politician (d. 1859)
1917 – Francis Ledwidge - Irish poet (b. 1881)
1917 – Hedd Wyn - Welsh poet (b. 1887)
1920 – Ion Dragoumis - Greek diplomat, writer & revolutionary (b. 1878)
1940 – Udham Singh - Indian Extremist Freedom Fighter(b. 1899)
1943 – Hedley Verity - English Test cricketer (b. 1905)
1944 – Antoine de Saint-Exupery - French pilot & writer (b. 1900)
1953 – Robert Taft - U.S. Senator from Ohio & Presidential candidate (b. 1889)
1954 – Onofre Marimón - Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
1963 – Sir Robert Chapman - British soldier & politician (b. 1880)
1964 – Jim Reeves - American singer (b. 1923)
1966 – Bud Powell - American jazz pianist (b. 1924)
1970 – Walter Briggs, Jr. - American sports executive (b. 1912)
1972 – Paul-Henri Spaak - Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1899)
1973 – Azumafuji Kin'ichi - Japanese sumo wrestler (the 40th Yokozuna) & professional wrestler (b. 1921)
1980 – Pascual Jordan - German physicist (b. 1902)
1980 – Mohd. Rafi - Indian playback singer (b. 1924)
1986 – Chiune Sugihara - Japanese diplomat (b. 1900)
1986 – Teddy Wilson - American jazz pianist (b. 1912)
1988 – Trinidad Silva - American actor (b. 1950)
1990 – Albert Leduc - French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
1993 – King Baudouin I of Belgium (b. 1930)
1996 – Seagram Miller - American rapper (b. 1970)
2001 – Poul Anderson - American author (b. 1926)
2001 – Francisco da Costa Gomes - 16th President of Portugal (b. 1914)
2001 – Friedrich Franz - Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (b. 1910)
2003 – Guido Crepax - Italian comics artist (b. 1933)
2004 – Virginia Grey - American actress (b. 1917)
2004 – Laura Betti - Italian actress (b. 1927)
2005 – Wim Duisenberg - Dutch banker (b. 1935)
2006 – Paul Eells - American sportscaster (b. 1935)
2009 – Sir Bobby Robson - English professional football player & manager (b. 1933)
2009 – Harry Alan Towers - English film producer & screenwriter (b. 1920)

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