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History Deaths on June 15

Wat Tyler
Wat Tyler, English rebel leader (b. 1341)


Evelyn Underhill
Evelyn Underhill, English mystic and author (b. 1875)


Kristian Birkeland
Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian physicist and academic (b. 1867)


Alfred Bruneau
Alfred Bruneau, French cellist and composer (b. 1857)


Murad I
Murad I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1319)


Tamás Bakócz
Tamás Bakócz, Hungarian cardinal (b. 1442)


James K. Polk
James K. Polk, American lawyer and politician, 11th President of the United States (b. 1795)


Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald, American singer and actress (b. 1917)


Robert I of France
Robert I of France (b. 866)


Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn, Canadian-American actor (b. 1911)


Heinz Flohe
Heinz Flohe, German footballer and manager (b. 1948)


Sam Crawford
Sam Crawford, American baseball player, coach, and umpire (b. 1880)


Peyami Safa
Peyami Safa, Turkish journalist and author (b. 1899)


Otfrid Foerster
Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist and physician (b. 1873)


Casey Kasem
Casey Kasem, American radio host, producer, and voice actor, co-created American Top 40 (b. 1932)


Eadburh of Winchester
Eadburh of Winchester, English princess and saint


Miloš Obili?
Miloš Obili?, Serbian knight.


James Short (mathematician)
James Short, Scottish mathematician and optician (b. 1710)


Wes Montgomery
Wes Montgomery, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1925)


John VI Kantakouzenos
John VI Kantakouzenos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1292)


Theophanu, Byzantine wife of Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 960)


Meredith Willson
Meredith Willson, American playwright, composer, and conductor (b. 1902)


Jimmy Dykes
Jimmy Dykes, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1896)


Giulio Cabianca
Giulio Cabianca, Italian race car driver (b. 1923)


Ary Scheffer
Ary Scheffer, Dutch-French painter and academic (b. 1795)


Ray Getliffe
Ray Getliffe, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)


Franco Zeffirelli
Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film director (b. 1923)


Barry MacKay
Barry MacKay, American tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1935)


James Hunt
James Hunt, English race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1947)


Frederick II, Duke of Austria
Frederick II, Duke of Austria (b. 1219)


Lois Duncan
Lois Duncan, American author (b. 1934)


Tatu Kolehmainen
Tatu Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (b. 1885)


Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley, Australian painter (b. 1939)


Henry Sacheverell
Henry Sacheverell, English minister and politician (b. 1674)


Minamoto no Yoshitsune
Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (b. 1159)


Andronikos III Palaiologos
Andronikos III Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1297)


Matt "Guitar" Murphy, American Blues guitarist (The Blues Brothers) (b. 1929)


Mihai Eminescu
Mihai Eminescu, Romanian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1850)


José Froilán González
José Froilán González, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1922)


Unry? Ky?kichi
Unry? Ky?kichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 10th Yokozuna (b. 1822)


Jules Roy
Jules Roy, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1907)


John Connally
John Connally, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 61st United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1917)


Capitola Dickerson
Capitola Dickerson, American pianist and educator (b. 1913)


Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German painter and illustrator (b. 1880)


Emperor Go-Sanj?
Emperor Go-Sanj? of Japan (b. 1034)


Alfred Cortot
Alfred Cortot, Swiss pianist and conductor (b. 1877)


Lazar of Serbia
Lazar of Serbia (b. 1329)


Adalbert, Bishop of Passau
Adalbert, bishop of Passau


Jacques Bergerac
Jacques Bergerac, French actor and businessman (b. 1927)


Louis-Claude Daquin
Louis-Claude Daquin, French organist and composer (b. 1694)


Dennis O'Rourke
Dennis O'Rourke, Australian director and producer (b. 1945)


Raymond Devos
Raymond Devos, Belgian-French comedian and clown (b. 1922)


Kirk Kerkorian
Kirk Kerkorian, American businessman, founded the Tracinda Corporation (b. 1917)


Thomas Campbell (poet)
Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet and academic (b. 1777)


John, Duke of Berry
John, Duke of Berry (b. 1340)


Wendell Meredith Stanley
Wendell Meredith Stanley, American biochemist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)


Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton
Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton, English courtier and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1540)


Happy Chandler
Happy Chandler, American businessman and politician, 49th Governor of Kentucky (b. 1898)


Frederick III, German Emperor
Frederick III, German Emperor (b. 1831)


Moise Safra, Brazilian businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Banco Safra (b. 1934)
Daniel Keyes, American short story writer and novelist (b. 1927)
Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1936)
Jerry Tubbs, American football player and coach (b. 1935)
Israel Nogueda Otero, Mexican economist and politician, 10th Governor of Guerrero (b. 1935)
Phillip D. Cagan, American economist and author (b. 1927)
Bill Haast, American herpetologist and academic (b. 1910)
Herb Pearson, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1910)
Suzanne Flon, French actress (b. 1918)
Ahmet Piri?tina, Turkish politician and mayor of ?zmir (b. 1952)
Choi Hong Hi, South Korean general and martial artist, founded Taekwondo (b. 1918)
Henri Alekan, French cinematographer (b. 1909)
Omer Côté, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1906)
Dick Murdoch, American wrestler (b. 1946)
Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet, Scottish general and politician (b. 1911)
John Vincent Atanasoff, American physicist and inventor, invented the Atanasoff-Berry computer (b. 1903)
Manos Hatzidakis, Greek composer and theorist (b. 1925)
Chuck Menville, American animator, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1940)
Arthur Lewis, Saint Lucian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
Ray McAnally, Irish actor (b. 1926)
Maurice Bellemare, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1912)
Andy Stanfield, American sprinter (b. 1927)
Count Albert von Mensdorff-Pouilly-Dietrichstein, Austrian diplomat
Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1396)
Matthew Kantakouzenos, Byzantine emperor
John Cavendish, English lawyer and judge (b. 1346)
Angelo da Clareno, Italian Franciscan and leader of a group of Fraticelli (b. 1247)
Magnus Erlingsson, King of Norway (b. 1156)
Murong Yanchao, Chinese general
Romanos I Lekapenos, Byzantine Emperor (b. c. 870)