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1616Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer (Don Quixote), dies at 69

1616William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52

April 23rd Deaths
Date Event
34
Christ, crucified, according to Isaac Newton 
303
Saint George, Greek officer in the Roman army, beheaded. Patron saint of many lands including England 
725
Wihtred, King of Kent 
871
Ethelred I, king of Wessex/brother of Alfred the Great, dies 
990
Ekkehart II, [Palatinus], monk to St-Gallen/poet, dies 
997
Vojtech "Adalbert" of Prague, 2nd bishop of Prague/apostle, dies at 40 
1014
Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, dies in battle at Clontarf 
1016
Æthelred II "the Unready", king of England (979-1016), dies 
1151
Queen Adeliza of England (b. 1103) 
1217
King Inge II of Norway (b. 1185) 
1407
Olivier de Clisson, French soldier (b. 1326) 
1416
Blaise/Blasius of Parma, Ital astrologist/philosopher/algebra, dies 
1605
Boris Godunov, chief adviser to Tsar Fyodor I and Tsar of Russia (1598-1605), dies after a lengthy illness and a stroke at approximately 20 
1616
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer (Don Quixote), dies at 69 
1616
William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52 
1616
El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Peruvian writer (b. 1539) 
1616
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Don Quixote 
1616
William Shakespeare, Romeo + Juliet 
1625
Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange, dies at 57 
1670
Loreto Vittori, composer, dies at 69 
1691
Jean-Henri D'Anglebert, composer, dies 
1695
Henry Vaughan, poet (Silex Scintillans), dies at 72 
1702
Margaret Fell, English Quaker leader (b. 1614) 
1728
Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco, composer, dies at 83 
1732
Cajetan Kolberer, composer, dies at 63 
1740
Thomas Tickell, poet, dies 
1742
Mihael Omerza, composer, dies at 62 
1762
Johann Samuel Endler, composer, dies at 67 
1774
Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, painter, dies 
1781
James Abercrombie, British general (b. 1706) 
1786
Alexander Cozens, English water colors painter, dies at about 68 
1792
Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and adventurer (b. 1741) 
1794
Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French statesman (executed) (b. 1721) 
1812
Franz Sebastian Haindl, composer, dies at 85 
1827
Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis, actress (Phaedra/Lady MacBeth), dies at 65 
1838
John W Janssens, gov-gen of Cape Colony/Dutch-Indies, dies at 75 
1839
Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (b. 1768) 
1847
Erik Gustaf Geijer, composer, dies at 64 
1850
William Wordsworth, poet, dies at 80 
1850
William Wordsworth, Episode dated 30 November 2003 
1853
Auguste Laurent, chemist, dies 
1865
James Dearing, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 24 
1878
Friedrich Preller, landscape painter, dies 
1880
Guess Saleh, [Sarief Bastaman], Javanese painter, dies 
1885
William Henry Holmes, composer, dies at 73 
1889
Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, French writer (b. 1808) 
1889
Jules-Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly, The Last Mistress 
1895
Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig, physiologist, dies 
1895
Carl Ludwig, German physician (b. 1815) 
1897
Clement Harris, composer, dies at 25 
1905
Karel Komzak, composer, dies at 54 
1905
Gédéon Ouimet, Quebec politician (b. 1823) 
1905
Joseph Jefferson, Rip Van Winkle 
1907
Alfred Packer, American Cannibal (b. 1842) 
1915
Rupert Chawner Brooke, English poet (Lithuania), dies at 27 
1918
Percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies 
1925
Andre Caplet, French composer (Le miroir de Jesus), dies at 45 
1926
Joseph Pennell, artist/author, dies 
1929
Rudolf W Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen), dies at 28 
1936
Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (b. 1889) 
1938
Olga Treskoff, The Coming of the Real Prince 
1938
Loo Hardy, Gelbstern 
1940
Ida Carloni Talli, The Rival Engineers 
1940
Narayanrao D. Sarpotdar, Jai Vijay 
1941
Karin Boye, Andra delen 
1941
Stanley Fields, Little Caesar 
1941
Percy Morris, Swing High, Swing Low 
1942
Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, pres of Argentina (1922-28), dies at 73 
1942
Olga Benario,  
1945
Albrecht Haushofer, writer, dies at 42 
1946
Jesus Castillo, composer, dies at 68 
1947
Lewis E. Lawes, 20,000 Years in Sing Sing 
1948
Ercell Woods, King of Burlesque 
1949
John Ardell, The Razor's Edge 
1949
Adolf Manz, Menschen, die vorüberziehen 
1950
Peter Darnell, Klør Dame 
1950
Gemma Stagno Bellincioni, Satanica 
1951
Charles G. Dawes, Vice President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1865) 
1951
Charles Dawes, October Sky 
1951
Jules Berry, Le Jour se Leve 
1952
Elisabeth Schumann, singer, dies 
1952
Minus van Looi, [Benjamin van der Neart], Flemish writer, dies at 60 
1952
Julius Freed, American inventor and banker (b. 1887) 
1952
Maude Wallace, Scarlet Angel 
1953
Mike Moser, Space Patrol 
1953
Peter De Rose, There's Something About Mary 
1953
Richard Eivenack, Das Bad auf der Tenne 
1955
Robert H Woltjer, classical/AR-First-Member of parliament, dies at 76 
1955
Frederic Brunn, Secret Service in Darkest Africa 
1955
Henry Busse, The English Patient 
1955
Basil Gill, High Treason 
1956
B.A. Rolfe, Wings of Pride 
1956
Flo Promis, Ants in the Pantry 
1956
Raymond Cordy, À Nous la Liberté 
1956
Reenie Farrington, Across the Way 
1957
William Orlamond, actor (Flesh & Devil, Words & Music), dies at 89 
1957
Bert Spurlin, The Americano 
1957
Bert Sperling, The Merry Widow 
1957
William Orlamond, Flesh and the Devil 
1958
Norman Frazier, Saps at Sea 
1958
John W. Krafft, Show Folks 
1959
Raoul Breton, Small Change 
1960
Cornelis Jan Bakkerr, Dutch/US nuclear physicist, dies 
1960
Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese Christian-social reformer/writer, dies at 71 
1960
Harry Archer, Beating the Game 
1962
Violet Parry, The Crucible 
1963
Frederick Peters, White Zombie 
1963
Pál Fejös, Lonesome 
1965
Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Pygmalion), dies at 67 
1965
George Adamski, Episode #7.15 
1969
Krzystzof Komeda, composer, dies at 37 
1970
Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show), dies at 51 
1971
William Tubman, President of Liberia (1944-71), dies at 76 
1973
Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar, dies at 85 
1975
Pete Ham, rocker (Badfinger), commits suicide by hanging himself at 27 
1975
R D Brinkmann, writer, dies 
1975
William Hartnell, actor (Dr Who), dies at 67 
1976
James Flavin, actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 69 
1976
Ronald Radd, actor (King Lear, Up Jumped a Swagman), dies at 47 
1976
Shimen Ruskin, actor (Meyer-Corner Bar), dies at 68 
1976
Ronald Radd, The Offence 
1978
Edna Fisher, The Curse of the Lake 
1978
Ivan Pereverzev, Heroes of Shipka 
1979
Blair Peach, New Zealand-born anti-fascist (b. 1946) 
1979
Maurice Clavel, Don Juan 
1981
Josep Pla, Catalan journalist and writer (b. 1897) 
1981
Nietta Zocchi, Il secondo tragico Fantozzi 
1981
Vive Risto, The New Tom & Jerry Show 
1982
Art Stark, Episode dated 12 July 1962 
1983
Buster Crabbe, 400m US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1932), dies at 73 
1983
Selena Royale, actress (Robot Monster), dies at 78 
1983
Jack Ritchie, A New Leaf 
1983
Anita Blanch, La barraca 
1983
Buster Crabbe, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe 
1983
Selena Royle, As the World Turns 
1984
August "Guus" Oster, actor/director (Carrie), dies at 68 
1984
Gordon Phillips, Von Richthofen and Brown 
1984
Juan Tizol, Whiplash 
1984
Verne Morgan, The Best of Benny Hill 
1984
Red Garland, Yes Man 
1985
Kent Smith, actor (Peyton Place, Invaders), dies at 78 
1985
Sam J Ervin Jr, (Sen-D-NC), dies at 88 
1985
Gert Kubrick, Making 'The Shining' 
1985
Sam Ervin, A Firing Line Debate: Resolved: That the Senate Should Ratify the Proposed Panama Canal Treaties 
1985
Art Arthur, Sun Valley Serenade 
1985
Fred Doederlein, Scanners 
1985
Kent Smith, Cat People 
1985
Howard Beals, The Godfather: Part II 
1985
Sarah T. Hughes, Four Days in November 
1986
Harold Arlen, [Hyman Arluck], US composer, murdered at 81 
1986
Jim Laker, cricketer (193 wkts for England at 21 24), dies 
1986
Otto Preminger, dir (Advise & Consent, Anatomy of Murder), dies at 79 
1986
Kaem Wong, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 
1986
Lida Piazza, The Case of the Demure Defendant 
1986
Harold Arlen, L.A. Confidential 
1986
Jim Laker, Boris Karloff 
1986
Otto Preminger, Anatomy of a Murder 
1987
Ella McKenzie, A Fraternity Mixup 
1988
Arthur Michael, Lord Ramsey/archbishop of Canterbury, dies 
1988
Joris Collet, Daughters of Darkness 
1988
Eitarô Ozawa, Ugetsu 
1989
Marc Daniels, Space Seed 
1989
Imre Hódos, Helsinki 1952: Games of the XV Olympiad 
1989
Lone Luther, Lille mand, pas på 
1990
Albert Salmi, (Caddyshack), kills terminally ill wife & self at 62 
1990
Palmer Deane, actor (Still of the Night), dies 
1990
Paulette Goddard, actress (Hazard), dies in Switzerland at 78 
1990
Palmer Deane, Still of the Night 
1990
Ruy Barata, Amazônia: De Galvez a Chico Mendes 
1990
Peter Ellis, Lord Jeff 
1990
Paulette Goddard, Modern Times 
1991
Peter Bailey, Graphic designer/calligrapher, dies 
1991
Johnny Thunders, American musician (b. 1952) 
1991
Rudy Solari, The Paradise Syndrome 
1991
Frank Williams, Episode dated 14 April 1984 
1991
Paul Brickhill, The Great Escape 
1991
Tove Wisborg, Frøken Nitouche 
1991
Johnny Thunders, Bringing Out the Dead 
1991
William Dozier, Batman: The Movie 
1992
Deron Johnson, 1965 NL run leader, dies of cancer at 53 
1992
Satyajit Ray, Indian director (Distant Thunder/Agantuk), dies at 70 
1992
Victoria Kellem Lederman, model, dies of amyloidosis at 52 
1992
Michael I. Wagner, Personal Foul 
1992
Stanley Styne, Gidget 
1992
Deron Johnson, New York Yankees vs. California Angels 
1992
Jetty Cantor, Bruidsboeket en boerendans 
1992
Jack Herzberg, Hypo Bandit 
1992
Will J. White, Westworld 
1992
Satyajit Ray, The Stranger 
1993
Bertus Aafjes, poet/writer (World is a Muze), dies at 78 
1993
Lalith Athulathmudali, Sri Lankan minister, murdered at 59 
1993
Cesar Chavez, The Fight in the Fields 
1993
Sven-Erik Jacobsson, Fanny and Alexander 
1994
Cassidy Clinton Cremer, author (John Cremer), murdered at 30 
1994
Cecile Dreesmann, son of Anton Dreesmann, dies at 74 
1994
Lucho Bermúdez, Our Lady of the Assassins 
1994
Flavio Mogherini, To Love Ophelia 
1994
Alfred De La Fuente, Easy Money 
1995
Howard Cosell, sportscaster (Monday Night Football), dies at 77 
1995
John Stennis, (Sen-D-MS), dies at 93 
1995
Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66 
1995
Robert Selby Taylor, bishop, dies at 86 
1995
Gianni Baghino, The Great War 
1995
Howard Cosell, Bananas 
1995
Stanislaw Zachara, Wysokie loty 
1995
Mary Binney Montgomery, Poem 8 
1995
Paul Bürks, Clicquot & Co. 
1995
Pearl Hoxie, The Hazards of Helen 
1995
John C. Stennis, The Congress 
1996
Leonard Kuntstat, blues discographer, dies at 70 
1996
Pamela Lyndon Travers, writer (Mary Poppins), dies at 96 
1996
Jean-Victor Allard, Canadian military officer (b. 1913) 
1996
Jean-Marie Rivière, La nuit du flingueur 
1996
Guido Mazzini, La sonnambula 
1996
P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins 
1997
Denis Compton, English cricketer (b. 1918) 
1997
Richard Lang, A Change of Seasons 
1997
Denis Compton, The Final Test 
1997
Charles Henley, Arizona Raiders 
1997
Jan Zylber, Innocent Sorcerers 
1997
Nancy Seear, Episode dated 2 May 1991 
1997
Thomas Carr, Superman 
1997
Sammy Smith, The Changeling 
1998
Constantine Karamanlis, Greek politician (b. 1907) 
1998
James Earl Ray, American assassin (b. 1928) 
1998
Nina van der Vet, De Cock en de eenzame dood 
1998
Archimedes Patti, Roots of a War: 1945-1953 
1998
Gregor von Rezzori, Labyrinth 
1998
Akira Ôizumi, The Life of Oharu 
1998
James Earl Ray, Who Killed Martin Luther King? 
1998
Eugene Geasley, Maths-in-a-Box 
1998
Catherine Langeais, Janique Aimée 
1998
Denis Goacher, A Voice in the Sky 
1999
Nikola Djonovic, Sesta brzina 
1999
Melba Liston, Smile Orange 
1999
Jelica Munitlak, Smrt gospodje Ministarke 
2000
Florence Morrison, Penrod 
2000
Cæsar, I Belong to Me 
2000
Erle C. Cocke, Our Time in Hell: The Korean War 
2001
Hans-Erich Korbschmitt, Rauhreif 
2001
Hans Fröschl, Bellaria - So lange wir leben! 
2001
Carole Kean, The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking 
2002
Nish Saran, Summer in My Veins 
2002
Carla Fry, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 
2002
Tod Griffin, She Demons 
2002
Doris Hoffmann, Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter 
2002
Karl von Liebezeit, Tenderness of the Wolves 
2002
Manfred Bieler, The Rabbit Is Me 
2003
James H. Critchfield, American Central Intelligence agent (b. 1917) 
2003
Fernand Fonssagrives, French photographer (b. 1910) 
2003
Chico Martins, Panca de Valente 
2003
Raymond Galle, Mauvaise graine 
2003
Kurt Klinger, Der Tag der Tauben 
2003
Herbert Riehl-Heyse, Schicki-Micki 
2003
Cherney Berg, Brief Encounter 
2004
Krystyna Zylinska, Cudowne miejsce 
2004
John Seely, The Gumby Show 
2004
Ignacio Retes, El centro del laberinto 
2004
Bill Brundige, The Big Crime 
2005
Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Premier of Queensland (b. 1911) 
2005
Al Grassby, Australian immigration minister (b. 1928) 
2005
John Mills, English actor (b. 1908) 
2005
Romano Scarpa, Italian-born comic artist (b. 1927) 
2005
Earl Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1934) 
2005
Romano Scarpa, La piccola fiammiferaia 
2005
Robert Farnon, King's Rhapsody 
2005
Jimmy Woode, Jazzclub - Der frühe Vogel fängt den Wurm. 
2005
John Mills, Gandhi 
2005
Alan Gilbert, Let's Make a Deal 
2005
Earl Wilson, A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers 
2006
Johnnie Checketts, New Zealand fighter pilot (b. 1912) 
2006
William Gottlieb, Bill Gottlieb: Riffs 
2006
Tony Casas, American Me 
2006
Susan Browning, Sister Act 
2006
Linn Sheldon, The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything 
2006
Art Ford, The Art Ford Show 
2006
George Hines, Arthur Godfrey and His Friends 
2006
Jennifer Jayne, They Came from Beyond Space 
2006
Isaac Witkin, Two Men of Storm King 
2006
Chat Silayan, Ang maestro 
2006
David E. Peckinpah, Little Girl Lost 
2006
Harvey Bullock, Girl Happy 
2006
Florence Mars, The Murder of Emmett Till 
2007
Paul Erdman, American economist and author (b. 1932) 
2007
David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (b. 1934) 
2007
Boris Yeltsin, first President of the Russian Federation (b. 1931) 
2007
Jorge Di Paola, Gombrowicz, o la seducción (Representado por sus discípulos) 
2007
Nicholas Wollaston, Eclipse 
2007
Paul Erdman, Silver Bears 
2007
Robert Moore, Blood of Dracula 
2007
John Inzerella, Annie Hall 
2007
Michael Smuin, Dracula 
2007
David Halberstam, The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship 
2007
David Ashrow, A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun 
2007
Boris Yeltsin, Elegiya zhizni. Rostropovich. Vishnevskaya. 
2008
Carl B. Belfor, Haunted 
2008
Dave Atkins, Hellraiser 
2008
Jean-Daniel Cadinot, Travelling Journeymen 
2008
Martha Kostuch, Worst Case Scenario 
2008
Heinz Geese, Ein Walzer zu zweien 
2008
Elena Korolyova, Vyzyvaem ogon na sebya 
2009
Blue Iris, Blue Iris: A Life 
2009
Bill Barnes, 1962 Rose Bowl 
2009
Arthur Whybrow, Spider 
2009
Spencer Lam, Vampire Effect 
2010
Shay Duffin, The Departed 
2010
Sreenath, Mathilukal 
2010
Roberto Ciuni, Omertà 
2010
Alan Rich, Betty Freeman: A Life for the Unknown 
2010
Peter Porter, Episode #2.4 
2010
Tom Carlin, Romancing the Stone 
2010
St. John Gore, A Question of Attribution 
2010
Gail Jensen, The Fall Guy 
2010
Eiji Kusuhara, Eyes Wide Shut 
2011
Geoffrey Russell, 4th Baron Ampthill (b. 1921) 
2011
John Sullivan, British comedy writer (b. 1946) 
2011
Tom King, American songwriter and musician (b. 1943) 
2011
Norio Ohga, Sony: Early Years 
2011
Peter Lieberson, Concerto at Work 
2011
John Sullivan, Only Fools and Horses.... 
2011
Betty Philson, Wise Girl 
2011
James Casey, Episode #1.3 
2011
Terence Longdon, Ben-Hur 
2011
Tom King, Planes, Trains & Automobiles 
2011
Roger Hancock, Tony Hancock 
2011
Young-Keun Oh, Naeil-ui Tae-yang 
2012
Breda Beban, Hand on the Shoulder 
2012
Tommy Marth, Twenty4Hours 
2012
Hacho Boyadzhiev, Macbeth 
2012
Billy Bryans, Take This Waltz 
2012
Veriano Luchetti, I vespri siciliani 
2012
Chris Ethridge, Jerry Maguire 
2012
Carmen Bunster, Alsino and the Condor 
2012
LeRoy Walker, Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story 
2013
Robert Edgar, American Congressman, dies from a heart attack at 69 
2013
Norman Jones, You Only Live Twice 
2013
Shamshad Begum, Mughal-E-Azam 
2013
Jim Mortimer, The Grunwick Strike 
2013
Bob Brozman, Coral Reef Adventure 
2013
Earle Foster, The Wrong Claim 
2014
Mark Shand, The Elephants of India with Goldie Hawn 
2014
Michael Maitland, Search for Tomorrow 
2014
Jaap Havekotte, Episode #3.95 
2014
Klaus Werner, The School Girls 
2014
Tibor Fekete, Nem zárjuk kulcsra az ajtót 
2014
Michael Glawogger, Whores' Glory 
2015
Roberto Talma, Kubanacan 
2015
Alexander Eliot, The Secret of Michelangelo 
2015
Jan Fog, Episode #6.5 
2015
Sixto Valencia Burgos, La historieta en México 
2015
Stuart Sherwin, Fear of Fanny 
2015
Francis Tsai, TMNT 
2015
Sawyer Sweeten, Captain Nemo 
2015
Paul Ryan, Coma 
2015
Aziz Asli, Conquerors of the Desert 
2015
Richard Corliss, Life Itself 
2015
Antti Kari, The Lost Land 
2016
Renowned New Zealand sports broadcaster Peter Sellers dies aged 94 
2016
Pacific music pioneer Bill Sevesi dies, aged 92 
2016
Former Thaiprime minister Banharn Silpa-archa dies aged 83 after asthma attack 
2016
Award-winning Guardian reporter David Beresford dies aged 68 
2016
Actress Morag Siller dies aged 46 
2016
Former James Bond Director Guy Hamilton Dies Aged 93 
2017
World's oldest person Emma Morano dies aged 117 in Italy 
2017
Erin Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham in Happy Days, dies aged 56 
2017
Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi dies aged 37 after training crash 
2018
Oldest person in the world, Nabi Tajima, dies aged 117 in Japan 
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