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79Vespasian, Roman Emperor, dies at 69

1995Jonas Salk, biologist (Polio vaccine), dies of heart failure

June 23rd Deaths
Date Event
79
Vespasian, Roman Emperor, dies at 69 
758
Ho-tse Shen-hui, Zen teacher/disciple of Hui-neng, dies at 74 
1018
Henry I of Austria 
1075
Theoduinus, Beiers prince-bishop of Liege, dies 
1137
Adalbert I, archbishop of Mainz (1111-1137), dies 
1139
Andries van Kuik, bishop of Utrecht, dies 
1444
Marcus, [Manuel] Eugenicus, Byzantine bishop of Efeze/theologist, dies 
1555
Pedro Mascarenhas, Portuguese explorer (b. 1470) 
1582
Shimizu Muneharu, Japanese military leader (b. 1537) 
1615
Mashita Nagamori, Japanese warlord (b. 1545) 
1677
Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1647) 
1686
William Coventry, English statesman 
1707
John Mill, English theologian 
1733
Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (b. 1672) 
1770
Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (b. 1721) 
1771
Jean-Claude Trial, composer, dies at 38 
1775
Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (b. 1692) 
1779
Ras Mikael Sehul, warlord of Ethiopia (b. about 1691) 
1801
Bendix Friedrich Zinck, composer, dies at 58 
1806
Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (b. 1723) 
1817
Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth, composer, dies at 63 
1832
James Hall, Scottish geologist (b. 1761) 
1833
Nikolaus Paul Zmeskall, composer, dies at 73 
1836
James Mill, Scottish philosopher and historian, (b. 1773) 
1856
Ivan Kireevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher (b. 1806) 
1866
Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam physician/social activist, dies at 53 
1878
George Backing, English sea officer/explorer (B's River), dies at 81 
1888
Emil Naumann, composer, dies at 60 
1891
Francis Henry Brown, composer, dies at 73 
1891
George Parr, cricketer (Nottinghamshire & All-England), dies 
1891
Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (b. 1804) 
1893
Sir Theophilus Shepstone, British-born South African statesman (b. 1817) 
1895
Joseph Paul Skelly, composer, dies at 44 
1901
Charles Kensington Salaman, composer, dies at 87 
1916
Victor Chapman, US legionaire/WW I pilot, killed 
1916
Maurice Vinot, Hercules and the Big Stick 
1919
Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist, dies 
1921
George Cochran Hazelton, The Raven 
1924
Cecil [James] Sharp, English folk musician, dies at 64 
1925
Vladimir Davydov, The Marriage of Krechinsky 
1926
Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (b. 1848) 
1928
Thomas H Rollinson, composer, dies at 84 
1930
Melville Davisson Post, The Doomdorf Mystery 
1934
Mathias Taube, Johan 
1934
Emma Littlefield, He Got There After All 
1934
Luigi Hofman, Stíny 
1937
H.M. Walker, Safety Last! 
1938
Huey White, Female 
1938
William Gillespie, It's a Gift 
1941
Elliott Dexter, Don't Change Your Husband 
1942
Cyrus Wood, Alice in Movieland 
1944
J. Storer Clouston, The Spy in Black 
1944
Otto Hoffman, Abraham Lincoln 
1945
Lt Gen Ushijima, Japanese commander, commits suicide at Okinawa 
1946
William S. Hart, The Narrow Trail 
1948
Pierre Labry, Les Visiteurs du Soir 
1949
G. Swayne Gordon, Sorry, Wrong Number 
1950
Jack Dean, The Cheat 
1951
Armin Knab, German composer (Wunderhorn), dies at 70 
1951
Elizabeth Chandler Hendrix, Polly Put the Kettle On 
1951
Armin Knab, Bustelli, ein Spiel in Porzellan 
1951
Nicholas Sergeyev, The Sleeping Beauty 
1951
Antonio Sureda, Su nombre es mujer 
1952
Eddie Arden, Flying Down to Rio 
1953
Hervey Libbert, Journey's End 
1953
Murray Waite, High Noon 
1953
Gardner James, Captain Blood 
1954
Rita Weiman, Possessed 
1955
Aurania Rouverol, Dance, Fools, Dance 
1956
Reyngol'd Moritsevich Glier, composer, dies at 81 
1956
Reinhold Glière, Russian composer (b. 1875) 
1956
Michael Arlen, A Woman of Affairs 
1956
Reinhold Glière, Alisher Navoy 
1957
Louis Fornberg, writer, dies at 48 
1958
Edvard Armas Jarnefeldt, composer, dies at 88 
1958
Boris Leonidov, Jewish Luck 
1958
George Boehler, Fast Company 
1959
Jean Gallon, composer, dies at 80 
1959
Boris Vian, French writer and musician (b. 1920) 
1959
Maria Gorczynska, Moi rodzice rozwodza sie 
1959
Robert E. Barnes, Robot Monster 
1959
Mikhail Slutsky, V odin prekrasnyy den 
1960
Cora MacCreachy, Irene 
1961
Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (Rubens' Daughter), dies at 70 
1961
Lee MacGregor, Twelve O'Clock High 
1964
Harry DeCosta, Memoirs of a Geisha 
1964
Marie Hamel, Dienst op Golgotha 
1965
Mary Boland, actress (Boy Trouble, New Moon), dies at 83 
1967
Sakae Tsuboi, Twenty-Four Eyes 
1969
Stanley Andrews, actor (Old Ranger-Death Valley Days), dies at 78 
1969
Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish athlete (b. 1907) 
1970
Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (b. 1895) 
1971
George Blagoi, entertainer, dies 
1971
Walter Schulthess, composer, dies at 76 
1972
Elton Britt, country singer (Sat Night Jamboree), dies at 54 
1973
Fay Holden, actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), dies at 77 
1975
William Hansen, actor (Homebodies), dies at 64 
1977
Fred Corcoran, Episode #5.37 
1978
Kim Winona, Ambush at Arrow Pass 
1978
Bruno Vilar, Episode #1.3 
1979
Andrea Fior, Das Ereignis 
1980
John Laurie, actor (39 Steps, Jericho, Kidnapped), dies at 83 
1980
Odile Versois, actress (Nude in a White Car, Young Lovers), dies 
1980
Sanjay Gandhi, Indian politician, dies 
1980
Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian (bomanslag), dies 
1980
Clyfford Still, American painter (b. 1904) 
1980
Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India (b. 1894) 
1980
John Laurie, Hamlet 
1980
Ray Sebastian, Witness for the Prosecution 
1980
Sanjay Gandhi,  
1980
Odile Versois, Chance Meeting 
1980
Jerzy Staszewski, Blind Man's Buff 
1981
Zarah Leander, Swedish/German singer/actress (Gabriela), dies at 79 
1981
Zarah Leander, Inglourious Basterds 
1981
Eleanor Edwards, Alcohol and Old Lace 
1981
Allan Wallenius, Ranskalainen visiitti Stadionilla 1.7.-56 
1982
Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955) 
1982
Marie Sponarová, Ballad-Singer 
1983
Olga Lebzak, Pirogov 
1983
Jonathan Latimer, The Big Clock 
1984
Yataro Kurokawa, Gate of Hell 
1984
Cecilia de Mille, What's His Name 
1985
Lester Ilfeld, Come on Danger! 
1985
Helen Beaudine, Penrod and Sam 
1986
Nigel Stock, actor (Lost Continent, Young Sherlock Holmes), dies 
1986
Alice Sterup-Hansen, The Woolen Stocking Peddler 
1986
Jerzy Putrament, Azyl 
1986
Dino Hobbes Cecchini, In cerca di felicità 
1986
David Leo Tillotson, They Just Had to Get Married 
1987
Tito Lara, El perro gancho 
1987
Adrienne Gessner, Tales from the Vienna Woods 
1987
Rolf Knudssøn, Syv dager for Elisabeth 
1987
Jack Hollahan, Hobson's Choice 
1988
Dayton Lummis, actor (Moonfire, Flight that Disappeared), dies 
1988
Evert Werkman, Dutch journalist (Het Parool), dies at 73 
1988
M Gregor-Dellin, writer, dies 
1988
Douglas Scott, Wuthering Heights 
1988
Logan Carter, Repo Man 
1989
Werner Best, German jurist and nazi leader (b. 1903) 
1989
Araceli Rey, Bet Me a Dollar 
1989
Pitt Herbert, Hud 
1989
Robert Patrick, From Nashville with Music 
1989
Bogdan Ciplic, Pop Cira i pop Spira 
1990
Frank Gatliff, The Ipcress File 
1990
Lars Nordberg, A Ship Bound for India 
1990
Ellis Marcus, Nobody 
1990
Virginia Keiley, Fancy Pants 
1991
Antonio Jacinto, Angolan poet, dies at 66 
1991
Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies 
1991
Lea Padovani, Give Us This Day 
1991
Wilma Francis, The Big Easy 
1991
Michael Pfleghar, Die Tote von Beverly Hills 
1991
Flemming Danty, The Olsen Gang Never Surrenders 
1991
Ricardo Valle, The Awful Dr. Orlof 
1991
Piero Lulli, My Name Is Nobody 
1992
Lou Ramos, entertainer, dies 
1992
Renie Irene Brouillet Conley, US, costume designer (Cleopatra), dies 
1992
Fred Robbins, Episode #2.59 
1992
Adolf Forbert, Zakazane piosenki 
1992
Joy Nichols, A King in New York 
1992
Sidney Gordon, Suspected Cop 
1992
Olavi Karu, Rakkaus on nopeampi Piiroisen pässiäkin 
1992
Juris Podnieks, Is It Easy to Be Young? 
1993
Swen Swenson, What's the Matter with Helen? 
1993
Boris Christoff, La forza del destino 
1993
Flora Bramley, College 
1994
Alan Frank, music publisher, dies at 83 
1994
Piet van Elk, cartoonist, dies at 74 
1994
Stanley Gebler Davies, journalist/drinker, dies at 50 
1994
Olive Milbourn, The Shape of Things to Come 
1994
Togani, The Ballad of Linda 
1995
Jonas Salk, biologist (Polio vaccine), dies of heart failure 
1995
Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (b. 1918) 
1995
Jonas Salk, Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years 
1995
Tony Romeo, Scream 2 
1995
Emile Santiago, The Big Country 
1995
Lars Calonius, Charlotte's Web 
1995
David Lee Bynum, Lethal Weapon 3 
1996
Andreas George Papandreou, PM of Greece (1981-89, 93-96), dies at 76 
1996
Angelo John Novarese, record company founder, dies at 72 
1996
Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge, dies at 98 
1996
Pasqualino de Santis, cinematographer, dies at 69 
1996
William Walsh, academic, dies at 80 
1996
Michiko Hayama, Shindai no boken 
1996
Pasqualino De Santis, Romeo and Juliet 
1996
Sydna Scott, Scrooged 
1996
Eduard Cupák, Love Between the Raindrops 
1996
Salah Abouseif, Bidaya wa nihaya 
1996
Andreas Papandreou, Episode dated 26 October 1981 
1997
"Wino" Willie Forkner, biker (Wild One), dies of heart attack at 77 
1997
Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, suffering from burns, dies at 63 
1997
Rosina Lawrence, Way Out West 
1997
Sidney Paul, Guerrilla Girl 
1997
Betty Shabazz, Seven Songs for Malcolm X 
1997
Jaroslaw Switoniak, Hydrozagadka 
1997
Vangjush Zallëmi, Kapedani 
1997
Arne Stivell, Anderssonskans Kalle i busform 
1997
Jaroslav Doubrava, Inferiority Complex 
1998
Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (b. 1911) 
1998
Kurt Kren, 31/75: Asyl 
1998
Maureen O'Sullivan, Hannah and Her Sisters 
1998
Leandro, Era Uma Vez... 
1998
Birger Jensen, Smile, Emil 
1998
Ida Krottendorf, Das ausgefüllte Leben des Alexander Dubronski 
1999
Buster Merryfield, British actor (b. 1920) 
1999
Carl Lange, The Devil Strikes at Night 
1999
Buster Merryfield, The Jolly Boys' Outing 
1999
Francisco Rovira Beleta, Hay un camino a la derecha 
2000
Jerome Richardson, Malcolm X 
2000
Ed Hughes, Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings 
2000
Dorothy Dix, The Nevada Buckaroo 
2000
Prodan Ortodoksiev, Legenda za lyubovta 
2000
Anna Turowicz, Zwyczajna dobroc 
2000
Ray Voege, Jodie Foster/Brian Wilson 
2001
Yvonne Dionne, one of the Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934) 
2001
Corinne Calvet, General Hospital 
2001
Yvonne Dionne, Five Times Five 
2001
Ida Bernardini, The Godfather: Part III 
2001
Roger Thérond, Champs Élysées 
2001
Maj-Britt Rönningberg, Fattiga riddare 
2001
Paul Schreibman, Surrender - Hell! 
2002
Pedro 'El Rockero' Alcazar, Panamanian boxer (b. 1975) 
2002
Diana Lozinska, Smak wody 
2002
Carlo Savina, The Godfather 
2003
Maynard Jackson, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia (b. 1938) 
2003
Bodo Krämer, Fahrschule 
2003
Kennard Betts, Beauty and the Beast 
2003
Maynard Jackson, Startup.com 
2003
Vasiliy Bykov, The Ascent 
2003
Michael Kalmen, Elevator Girls in Bondage 
2004
Sui the Dog, The Crocodile Hunter 
2004
Peter Birrel, Sharpe's Company 
2004
Mozelle Cravens, Raiders of Sunset Pass 
2005
Shana Alexander, American columnist (b. 1926) 
2005
Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (b. 1925) 
2005
Anatoli Guzenko, Kon Belyy 
2005
Bira Valdez, O Zeppelin Passou por Aqui 
2005
Aziz Jaafar, Batu Belah Batu Bertangkup 
2005
Shana Alexander, Mrs. Harris 
2005
Gerõ László, Szép magyar komédia 
2006
Aaron Spelling, American television producer (b. 1923) 
2006
Luke Graham, American wrestler (b. 1940) 
2006
Harriet, Galápagos tortoise (b. 1830) 
2006
Phyllis Ludwig, The Return of Chandu 
2006
Phyllis Hume, Rogue of the Range 
2006
Aaron Spelling, Charlie's Angels 
2006
László Vitéz, Jób lázadása 
2006
Joaquim Jordà, Carmen 
2006
Damir Mejovsek, The Pope Must Diet 
2006
Luke Graham, I Like to Hurt People 
2006
André Charpak, The Crime of David Levinstein 
2007
Rod Beck, American Major League Baseball relief pitcher, dies at 38 
2007
Galina Bulkina, Kogda mne budet 54 goda 
2007
Glenn P. Wolfe, The Case of the Fickle Fortune 
2007
Roscoe Ward, Brother's Keeper 
2007
Pamela S. Cotton, And Thank You: Part 2 
2007
Alfio Caltabiano, Ballata per un pistolero 
2007
Vasa Popovic, Orden 
2007
Vasilije Popovic, Nedozvani 
2007
Sally Parr, The Sun Sets at Dawn 
2007
Billie Calvin, 54 
2007
Rod Beck, 1997 MLB All-Star Game 
2008
Mark Sussman, Ode to Billy Joe 
2008
Snorre Tindberg, Passing Darkness 
2008
Howard Brandy, The Last Seduction 
2008
Edwin Gordon, The Chosen 
2008
Claudio Capone, Testimoni reticenti 
2008
Zygmunt Milkowski, Katastrofa w Gibraltarze 
2008
Judith Holzmeister, 1. April 2000 
2008
John Furlong, Vampires 
2008
Michael T. Mikler, Westworld 
2008
Lionel Shenken, To Catch a Yeti 
2008
Siegfried Eifrig, Hitler's Supercity 
2008
Klaus-Michael Grüber, Winterreise im Olympiastadion 
2008
David Carpenter, Sideways 
2008
Jean-Marie Coldefy, L'affaire Cerilly 
2008
Marian Glinka, Schindler's List 
2009
Ed McMahon, American television personality (b. 1923) 
2009
Philip Glaessner, Berga: Soldiers of Another War 
2009
Wolf Vollmar, The Officer Factory 
2009
Manuel Saval, Abismo 
2009
John Callaway, Front & Center with John Callaway: Capt. Jim Lovell 
2009
Kenneth Cameron, Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough 
2009
Hanne Hiob, Die Gewehre der Frau Carrar 
2009
Ed McMahon, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 
2009
Jerri Nielsen, Ice Bound 
2010
Peter Quaife, Do It Again 
2010
Frank Giering, Funny Games 
2010
Stephen Gilbert, Willard 
2010
Allyn Ferguson, Dune 
2010
Jörg Berger, Ist Krebs bald besiegbar? 
2010
Pavel Lyubimov, Sledopyt 
2011
Peter Falk, American actor (b. 1927) 
2011
Dennis Marshall, Costa Rican footballer (b. 1985) 
2011
Mel Berns Jr., Wayne's World 
2011
Fred Steiner, Mrs. Doubtfire 
2011
Gaye Delorme, Up in Smoke 
2011
Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, Hitlers Museum 
2011
Ewan 'Sudsy' Clark, Beauty's Revenge 
2011
Peter Falk, The Princess Bride 
2011
Crystal Phillips, Identity Theft 
2011
Bill Gratton, The Green Mile 
2011
Gene Colan, Blade II 
2012
Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, dies from an apparent heart attack at 48 
2012
Brigitte Engerer, Jusqu'au bout de la passion 
2012
Neda Mamilovic, Maskarate ispod kuplja 
2012
Alan McDonald, Hero: The Official Film of the 1986 FIFA World Cup 
2012
Franz Crass, Episode dated 30 January 1977 
2013
Sharon Stouder, American swimmer, dies at 64 
2013
Richard Matheson, American author and screen writer, dies at 87 
2013
Bobby Bland, American blues and soul singer, dies at 83 
2013
Dominique Constanza, L'enfant de l'automne 
2013
Bobby Bland, The Fugitive 
2013
Gigi Rizzi, La morte risale a ieri sera 
2013
Richard Matheson, Twilight Zone: The Movie 
2013
Milan Veljkovic, Roj 
2013
Little Willie Littlefield, Episode dated 8 April 2005 
2013
Ronald R. Metcalf, Wedding Crashers 
2013
Frank Kelso,  
2013
Heino Heiden, Der Taler der Tante Sidonie 
2013
Frank Stranahan, Episode #2.36 
2014
Alex Sichel, If These Walls Could Talk 2 
2014
Malgorzata Braunek, The Deluge 
2014
Mavis Whyte, Entertaining the Troops 
2014
Robert F. Cawley, Knight Rider 2000 
2014
Steve Viksten, Hey Arnold! 
2014
Nancy Garden, The Color of Friendship 
2014
Paula Kent, The Choker 
2014
Arthur Cambridge, Moulin Rouge! 
2015
Marujita Díaz, Episode dated 2 October 1976 
2015
Magali Noël, La Dolce Vita 
2015
Helmuth Lohner, Widower with 5 Daughters 
2015
Chris Woodhead, The Top of the Form Story 
2015
Marie Dobbs, Sanditon 
2015
Thé Lau, Episode #1.83 
2015
Elizabeth MacLennan, The Slippery Slope 
2015
Pat Peppler, Lombardi 
2015
Timothy Fakename, Christmas Special 
2015
Tommy Hudspeth, Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions 
2015
Harvey Pollack, The Palestra: Cathedral of Basketball 
2015
Dick Van Patten, Spaceballs 
2015
Arnold Rantsants, Glubina chuvstv 
2016
Leo Brennan, father of Enya, dies aged 90 
2016
Longtime ZZ Top manager Bill Ham dies aged 79 
2016
Harry Rabinowitz, TV and film composer and conductor, dies aged 100 
2016
Former Miss World contestant Yumara Lopez dies aged just 22 after losing battle with cancer 
2017
Former Botswana President Sir Ketumile Masire dies aged 91 
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