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Notable Deaths on June 15th

1849James Knox Polk, 11th US President (1845-1849), dies in Nashville Tenn at 53

2014Casey Kasem, creator of American Top 40 and the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, dies from Lewy body dementia at 82

June 15th Deaths
Date Event
923
Robert I, King of France (922-23), dies in battle 
948
Romanus I Lecapenus, Armenian emperor of Byzantium (919-44), dies 
991
Theophanu, wife of Holy Roman Emperor Otto II and regent of Otto III, dies (b. 960) 
1073
Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan (b. 1034) 
1246
Frederik II "the Strijdbare", duke of Austria, dies in battle at 25 
1337
Angelus Clarenus/da Cingoli, Italian leader, dies 
1341
Andronicus III Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1328-41), dies 
1381
Wat Tyler, leader of English Peasants' Revolt, beheaded in London 
1381
John Cavendish, Lord Chief Justice of England 
1383
John VI Cantacuzenus, Byzantine Emperor 
1389
Lazar I, Serbian prince, dies in battle 
1389
Murad I, Osmaans sultan, dies in battle 
1397
Count of Eu, French knight, dies in Turkish captivity 
1467
Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, dies at 70 
1521
Tamás Bakócz. Hungarian Catholic cardinal and statesman (b. 1442) 
1557
Sebastiaan Van Noyen, military master builder, dies 
1580
Nicolaas van Nieuwland, corrupt 1st bishop of Haarlem, dies at 70 
1614
Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton, English politician (b. 1540) 
1666
Pieter de Bitter, Dutch admiral (Colombo, Goa), dies 
1677
Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer, dies at 67 
1679
Guillaume Courtois, French painter (b. 1628) 
1702
Georg E Rumphius, German nature explorer, dies 
1703
Gillis Schey, Dutch admiral (battle at Lowestoft), dies at 58 
1708
Romeyn de Hooghe, painter/goldsmith, buried at 62 
1724
Henry Sacheverell, English churchman and politician (b. 1674) 
1750
Marguerite De Launay, Baronne Staal, French writer (b. 1684) 
1760
Antoine Court, French reformed theologist, dies at 69 
1768
James Short, Scottish mathematician and optician (b. 1710) 
1772
Louis-Claude Daquin, French organist/composer (La Rose), dies at 77 
1814
Charles Palissot de Montenoy, French writer/politician, dies at 84 
1828
Brizio Petrucci, composer, dies at 91 
1831
Peter Fuchs, composer, dies at 78 
1839
Hans Skramstad, composer, dies at 41 
1844
Thomas Campbell, poet (Ye Mariners of England), dies at 66 
1845
Francesco Capaccini, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 60 
1849
James Knox Polk, 11th US President (1845-1849), dies in Nashville Tenn at 53 
1856
David Cox, English painter (Treatise on Landscape Paint), dies at 73 
1858
Ary Scheffer, painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 63 
1865
Edmun Ruffin, US secessionist/writer, commits suicide 
1865
Jakob Zeugheer, composer, dies at 61 
1869
Albert Grisar, composer, dies at 60 
1875
Johan Peter Cronhamm, composer, dies at 72 
1888
Emperor Friedrich III of Germany (b. 1831) 
1889
Mihail Eminesco, Romanian poet (Luceafarul), dies at 39 
1893
Ferenc Erkel, Bánk bán 
1895
Richard Genee, composer, dies at 72 
1895
Richard Genée, Die Fledermaus 
1905
Hermann von Wissmann, German African expl/gov East-Africa, dies 
1907
William Le Baron Jenney, US architect, dies 
1914
A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies 
1914
Carlotta Addison, The Blue Bird 
1917
Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian physicist (b. 1867) 
1917
Lillian Bassman, Russian emigrant to America, photographer and painter (Harper's Bazaar), (d. 2012) 
1918
Charles J. Ross, The Senator 
1920
Michel-Gaston Carraud, composer, dies at 55 
1922
Howard Crampton, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 
1923
Alexander Stamboeliski, premier Bulgaria (1919-23), dies 
1926
Edvin Stenström, Suursalon häät 
1934
Alfred Bruneau, composer, dies at 77 
1934
Eddie Foyer, The Big House 
1938
Ernst L Kirchner, German painter, dies at 58 
1938
Ernest Ludwig Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Zeichnen bis zur Raserei 
1939
James Mulhauser, One Hundred Men and a Girl 
1940
Ernst Weiß, Mein Vater, meine Frau und meine Geliebte 
1940
Charles Lamy, The Fall of the House of Usher 
1941
Evelyn Underhill, British writer (b. 1875) 
1941
Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist (b. 1873) 
1941
Henri Chomette, Le chauffeur de Mademoiselle 
1942
Vera Figner, writer, dies 
1942
Vera Figner,  
1943
Cecil Parkin, cricketer (32 wkts in 10 Tests for Eng 1920-24), dies 
1943
Clinton Ross, The Ten Thousand Dollar Trail 
1945
Gus Shy, I Scream 
1945
Angelo Ferrari, Cyrano de Bergerac 
1945
Carl Gustaf Ekman, Brokiga blad 
1946
Gertrude Berkeley, Break the News to Mother 
1946
Arvid Mörne, Inför havets anlete 
1950
Aimé Simon-Girard, Les trois mousquetaires 
1951
Giulio Donadio, L'ispettore Vargas 
1952
Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist, dies at 70 
1952
William Pawley, The Grapes of Wrath 
1952
Joaquin Elizondo, Hollow Triumph 
1954
Oscar Lindelöf, Finnland 
1954
Michael Cleary, That's Dancing! 
1954
Ray Doyle, La Boheme 
1954
Helfrid Lambert, Lika mot lika 
1955
Dante, The Golden Coach 
1956
Georges André-Cuel, The Inn of Sin 
1957
Axel Boesen, Den tredie magt 
1958
Francois de Vries, economist, dies at 74 
1960
Paul R. Henker, Der neue Fimmel 
1961
Giulio Cabianca, Italian racing driver (b. 1923) 
1961
Ralph A. Pender, The Wizard of Oz 
1961
Peyami Safa, Cingöz Recai 
1962
Alfred Cortot, French pianist, dies at 84 
1965
E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (b. 1902 
1965
Steve Cochran, American actor (b. 1917) 
1967
Edward Eagan, boxer (Oly-gold-20)/bobsledder (Oly-gold-32), dies at 69 
1968
Samuel Earl "Wahoo Sam" Crawford, baseball pitcher, dies at 88 
1968
Wes Montgomery, jazz guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 48 
1971
Wendell Meredith Stanley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904) 
1976
Jimmy Dykes, baseball player and manager (b. 1896) 
1976
Jimmy Dykes, The Stratton Story 
1978
Anton Roosjen, politician/NCRV-chairman, dies at 83 
1978
Dodô, Bahia de Todos os Sambas 
1979
Ernst Meister, writer, dies at 67 
1979
Laurie Bird, Annie Hall 
1979
Mimi Doyle, Mister Roberts 
1980
Jocelyn Lee, Madame Q 
1980
Alan Harris, Holiday Rhythm 
1980
George Hurdalek, The Sound of Music 
1981
Sergei Kulagin, Watch Out for the Automobile 
1981
Wen Chung Ku, Five Fingers of Death 
1981
Roque Funes, Malambo 
1982
Art[hur E] Pepper, US, alto saxophonist, dies at 56 
1982
Neil Fitzgerald, Irish actor (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 90 
1982
Neil Fitzgerald, The Informer 
1982
Gottfried Kolditz, Im Staub der Sterne 
1982
Don Turner, The Killing 
1982
Yasuo Hisamatsu, Galaxy Express 999 
1982
Art Pepper, The Notorious Bettie Page 
1983
Srirangam Srinivasarao, also known as Sri Sri, Telugu poet (b. 1910) 
1983
Robin Riley, Attack of the Crab Monsters 
1984
Meredith Willson, composer (Meredith Willson Show), dies at 82 
1984
Ned Glass, actor (Charade, Street Music), dies of heart failure at 78 
1984
Meredith Willson, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 
1984
Michio Takeyama, The Burmese Harp 
1984
Ryôhei Uchida, The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity 
1984
Ned Glass, West Side Story 
1984
Bertram Tanswell, Summerspell 
1985
Len Hopwood, cricketer (took 0-155 in two Tests Eng v Aust 1934), dies 
1985
Percy Fender, cricketer (13 Tests for England, 380 runs 29 wkts), dies 
1985
Andy Stanfield, American athlete (b. 1927) 
1985
Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (b. 1961) 
1985
Erazm Karamyan, Explosion After Midnight 
1985
Ebba Mona, The Wolf Man 
1986
K K Tarapore, cricketer (Test for India 1948), killed by motor-scooter 
1986
Christian Stengel, La figure de proue 
1986
Willie Hoel, Fools in the Mountains 
1986
Sofija Peric-Nesic, Mali covek 
1987
J A K Cochrane, cricketer (Test for S Afr 1931), dies 
1987
Walter W Heller, US economist (Old Myths & New Realities), dies at 71 
1987
Louis Andres, Souls of Sin 
1988
Victoria Zussin, The Purple Rose of Cairo 
1988
Henryk Guzek, A Short Film About Killing 
1989
Ray McAnally, actor (My Left Foot, Empire State), dies in Dublin at 63 
1989
Victor French, actor (#44-Get Smart, Highway to Heaven), dies at 54 
1989
Maurice Bellemare, Canadian politician (b. 1912) 
1989
Ray McAnally, The Mission 
1989
Victor French, An Officer and a Gentleman 
1990
Leonard Sachs, Thunderball 
1990
Amedeo De Filippi, The Housekeeper's Daughter 
1990
Josephine Smith, The King and I 
1990
Ryszard Cieslak, The Mahabharata 
1991
Happy Chandler, American politician and Commissioner of Baseball (b. 1898) 
1991
Barry Kelley, The Manchurian Candidate 
1991
Albert 'Happy' Chandler, The National Pastime 
1991
Helga Brauer, Revue um Mitternacht 
1992
Eddie Lopat, pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 73 
1992
Leo Halle, soccer goalie (Go Ahead, Orange), dies 
1992
Christian Hoover, Stella 
1992
Ed Lopat, Game 2 
1992
Chuck Menville, My Smurfy Valentine 
1992
Michael Schauermann, Bombs Away 
1992
Rune Turesson, Del 6 
1992
Brett Whiteley, Sunshine City 
1993
John Connally, (Gov-D/R-Texas), dies at 76 
1993
Mahfoud Boucebi, Algerian psychiatrist, murdered 
1993
Vera, scarf/linen designer, dies of cardiac arrest at 87 
1993
James Hunt, The Plank 
1993
John Connally, LBJ: Part 1 - Beautiful Texas 
1993
Ray Molyneaux, Rocky 
1993
Dezsö Kapás, Emberrablás magyar módra 
1993
Mark Kearney, Two Boys 
1993
Gilbert Phelps, The Man Who Came to Dinner 
1994
David Lawson, executed in NC (wanted execution shown on Donahue) 
1994
Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer (Never on Sunday), dies at 68 
1994
Nadia Gray, actress (La Dolce Vita, Naked Summer), dies at 70 
1994
Orféo Tamburi, Strange Deception 
1994
Manos Hatzidakis, Munich 
1994
Clara Colosimo, Orchestra Rehearsal 
1994
Jack Schwartzman, Being There 
1994
Bob Molock, Death by Invitation 
1995
Charles Bennett, screenwriter, dies at 95 
1995
Lindsey Nelson, 1960 NFL Championship Game 
1995
Barbara Ainslee, The Lucky Finger 
1995
William Layton, Bearn o la sala de las muñecas 
1995
Preben Lerdorff Rye, Babette's Feast 
1995
Charles Bennett, The 39 Steps 
1995
Mingo, Os incríveis Neste Mundo Louco 
1996
Ella Fitzgerald, singer, dies at 78 
1996
Fitzroy Maclean, the original James Bond, dies at 85 
1996
Helen Sinclair Glatz, musician, dies at 88 
1996
Jean Gimpel, author/iconoclast, dies at 77 
1996
Dick Murdoch, professional wrestler (b. 1946) 
1996
Ella Fitzgerald, The Master 
1996
Yvonne Vallée, Le petit café 
1996
Richard Hills, Carry on Cabby 
1996
Dick Murdoch, Starrcade 
1996
Jacek Skalski, Ja, Walesa 
1996
Fitzroy McLean, Highlanders 
1996
Lynne C. Lappin, Trees Lounge 
1996
Pertti Kuusela, Valkoiset ruusut 
1996
Piet Bambergen, De dwaze Lotgevallen van Sherlock Jones 
1997
Frode Jakobsen, ...Og det var forår - og Danmark frit 
1997
Joan Alden, The Call of the Heart 
1998
Leon M. Leon, Ben 
1998
Paul West, Bud, the Boxer 
1998
Jokkmokks-Jokke, 30 pinnar muck 
1998
Branko Petkovic, The She-Butterfly 
1998
Erik Øksnes, Zero Kelvin 
1998
Joe Higgins, Flipper 
1998
Edna Billotto, Jaws: The Revenge 
1998
Peter Wyden, Day One 
1998
Otis Greene, Sunrise at Campobello 
1999
Fausto Papetti, Girl with a Suitcase 
1999
Marek Domagala, Slawna jak Sarajewo 
1999
Wolf Neuber, Gänseleber für Donaueschingen 
1999
Mary Bray, Learning to Live 
1999
Louise Fouquet, Juliette, or Key of Dreams 
2000
Jules Roy, French writer (b. 1907) 
2000
Charles Stewart, The Hayfield 
2000
Jules Roy, Les chevaux du soleil 
2000
Abel Franco, ¡Three Amigos! 
2000
Bill Colleran, The Dean Martin Show 
2000
Grigori Gorin, Ubit drakona 
2000
Forest Hamilton, Klansman 
2000
Renáta Dolezelová, Pomsta mrtvych rýb 
2001
Henri Alekan, French cinematographer (b. 1909) 
2001
José Luis Torregrosa, La farándula corona 
2001
Mikhail Gluzskiy, Monologue 
2001
Yvonne Manners, Conjugal Rights 
2001
Henri Alekan, Roman Holiday 
2002
Choi Hong Hi, founder of Taekwon-Do (b. 1918) 
2002
Jacques Rouland, Episode dated 18 June 1973 
2002
Heinrich Sauer, Ferien mit Silvester 
2002
Hideo Murota, Kagemusha 
2002
Mutal Burkhanov, Avitsenna 
2002
Robert Whitehead, Summertime 
2003
Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (b. 1911) 
2003
Josep Torrella, Torrella, una vida pel cinema 
2003
Kimiyuki Hasegawa, Ringo-en no shojo 
2003
Robert Vaughn Young, L. Ron Hubbard 
2003
Yevgeni Kolobov, Wolf Trap Presents the Kirov: Swan Lake 
2003
Hume Cronyn, Cocoon 
2003
Oleg Tupine, Look for the Silver Lining 
2003
Philip Stone, The Shining 
2003
Ron Parady, The City 
2003
Malonga Casquelourd, The Wild Thornberrys Movie 
2003
Olga Barbato, Broadway Danny Rose 
2004
Tom Rowe, Tarzan, the Ape Man 
2004
Josephine Rudiger, Masquerade in Vienna 
2004
Walter Neal, The Joke and the Valley 
2004
Frank Nastasi, The Soupy Sales Show 
2004
Lennie Bush, The Last of the Blonde Bombshells 
2004
Denise Zimmerman, The Conscript 
2004
Michael Lees, Seance on a Wet Afternoon 
2004
James Arnold, Jokes My Folks Never Told Me 
2004
Walter Beakel, Coffy 
2005
Suzanne Flon, French actress (b. 1918) 
2005
Suzanne Flon, The Train 
2005
Phil Ford, Show #35 
2005
Brian Pohanka, Cold Mountain 
2005
Valeria Moriconi, Il saprofita 
2005
Katherine Kotorakos, Twins 
2005
John Sahag, Year of the Dragon 
2005
Kathi Norris, TV Shopper 
2006
Raymond Devos, French humourist (b. 1922) 
2006
Herb Pearson, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1910) 
2006
Gees Linnebank, De kleine blonde dood 
2006
Betty Curtis, Goodfellas 
2006
Horace Calvert, Morris 'Moe' Berg 
2006
Raymond Devos, Raymond Devos 
2006
Jay Dee Skidmore, Run Silent Run Deep 
2006
Barry Roberts, Legal Tender 
2007
Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (b. 1950) 
2007
Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler and valet (b. 1958) 
2007
Derrick Geyer, Kill and Kill Again 
2007
Claudia Cohen, Lewis Needs a Kidney 
2007
Dora Sitzani, Diakopes stin Kypro mas 
2007
Sherri Martel, Episode #1.8 
2007
Richard Bell, Janis 
2007
Al Sklar, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! 
2007
Glendon Gabbard, Prelude to a Kiss 
2008
Stan Winston, American special effects and makeup artist, and film director (b. 1946) 
2008
Ole-Jørgen Nilsen, United We Stand 
2008
Lucien Laubier, Episode dated 24 June 2006 
2008
Henri Labussière, The Twelve Tasks of Asterix 
2008
Tony Schwartz, Episode dated 18 July 2003 
2008
Linda McDowell, The Adult Version of Jekyll & Hide 
2008
Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr., Dumb & Dumber 
2008
Stan Winston, Terminator 2: Judgment Day 
2008
Ray Getliffe, Maurice Richard 
2009
George Belotti, 1960 AFL Championship Game 
2009
Fernando Delgado, Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto 
2009
Nina Vinchi Grassi, The Peddler's Backpack 
2009
Patrick Farrow, The Glass Cage 
2009
Manuel Collado, Abuso de confianza 
2009
Anna-Elisabeth Wiede, Das Untier von Samarkand 
2009
Craig DuPree, Hollywood Deadbeat 
2009
Liz Matthews, Iron Man 
2009
Rudolf Francl, Die verkaufte Braut 
2009
Dennis Thomann, The Zodiac Killer 
2009
Allan King, Silence of the North 
2010
Roger Diamantis, Si j'te cherche... j'me trouve 
2010
Busi Mhlongo, Long Street 
2010
Heidi Kabel, Tratsch im Treppenhaus 
2010
Yuri Ilyenko, The White Bird Marked with Black 
2010
Phil Gordon, Who's Lisa? 
2010
Bekim Fehmiu, I Even Met Happy Gypsies 
2011
Bill Haast, American Herpetologist (b. 1910) 
2011
Ted Gray, 1950 MLB All-Star Game 
2011
Sherrie Cuzzort, The Lion King 
2011
Bob Courts, No Way Out 
2011
Bob Banner, Episode #2.18 
2011
Markus Oergel, Geschwisterliebe 
2012
Barry MacKay, US Open 2007 
2012
Csaba Varga, Augusta Feeds Her Child 
2012
Stefan Stuligrosz, Tydzien z zycia mezczyzny 
2012
Rune Gustafsson, Release the Prisoners to Spring 
2012
Jerry Tubbs, Bud Wilkinson 
2012
Yvonne Merin, Roman einer jungen Ehe 
2012
George Kerr, Episode #1.1 
2012
Riccardo Vantellini, The Son of Captain Blood 
2012
Angus Wright, The Trouble with Mud 
2012
Thierry Roland, Delphine 1, Yvan 0 
2012
Emi Itô, Mothra vs. Godzilla 
2012
Don Sherman, Rocky 
2013
Kenneth Wilson, American physicist and Nobel laureate, dies from lymphoma at 77 
2013
Stan Lopata, American baseball player, dies from complications of a cardiac condition at 87 
2013
José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, dies from respiratory failure at 90 
2013
Manivannan, Padaiyappa 
2013
Valeri Kosenkov, Stalingrad 
2013
Heinz Flohe,  
2013
Aleksandr Kazakov, Elena 
2013
Gary Gardner, Boulevard 
2013
Evaristo Márquez, Burn! 
2013
Charles Doehrer, That's Right - You're Wrong 
2013
Tatiana Belinsky, Bonsai Não é Banzai 
2013
Dennis O'Rourke, Half Life 
2013
Doreen Lawrence, Hamlet 
2013
Roger LaVern, Just for Fun 
2013
Froilán González, Episode dated 20 January 2012 
2014
Casey Kasem, creator of American Top 40 and the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, dies from Lewy body dementia at 82 
2014
Casey Kasem, Ghostbusters 
2014
Andrzej Hudziak, 33 Scenes from Life 
2014
Jacques Bergerac, Gigi 
2014
Nick Nostro, Day After Tomorrow 
2014
Matthew Szymanski, Evolution Denied: Part Two 
2014
Daniel Keyes, Charly 
2015
Harry Rowohlt, The Little Polar Bear 
2015
Elisabeth Elliot Gren, Beyond the Gates of Splendor 
2015
Blaze Starr, Blaze 
2015
Darius Dhlomo, De zwarte meteoor 
2015
Alan Caruba, Boredom 
2015
Zhanna Friske, Night Watch 
2015
Kirk Kerkorian, Ocean's Eleven 
2015
Jozef Topol, Radúz a Mahulena 
2016
Former Wings guitarist Henry McCullough dies aged 72 
2016
Elvis Presley producer Lincoln 'Chips' Moman dies 
2016
Leopard Man of Skye, once world's most tattooed man, dies aged 80 
2016
Rugby League player Ronan Costello dies aged 17 
2017
Legendary sports broadcaster Fred Cogley dies aged 82 
2018
Georgann Johnson, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman actress, is dead at 91 
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