Famous Deaths for 22nd June 2024

1429 – Ghiyath al-Kashi, Persian astronomer and mathematician (b. 1380)
1843 – Gabriele Prota, Italian composer, dies at 88
1867 – Leopold Marquard, South African clergyman, missionary and educationist, dies at 80
1915 – James Murray Spangler, American inventor of portable vacuum cleaner (Hoover), dies at 66
1965 – David O Selznick, American Academy Award-winning producer (Gone With The Wind; Rebecca), dies of a heart attack at 63
1993 – Hannah Troy, fashion designer (petite), dies of a heart attack at 93
1999 – Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, dies at 63
2007 – Derek Simpson, British cellist (Aeolian String Quartet, 1956-81; Beatles – “Strawberry Fields Forever), and teacher, dies at 79
2007 – Nancy Benoit, former professional wrestling valet (b. 1964)
2012 – Fernie Flaman, Canadian Hockey HOF defenceman (Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs) and coach (Northeastern University 1970-89), dies at 85

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