Famous Deaths for 24th December 2018

1069 – Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies
1823 – Philipp Christoph Kayser, composer, dies at 68
1863 – William Makepeace Thackeray, British novelist (Vanity Fair), dies at 52
1872 – William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish mechanical engineer and physicist, dies at 52
1942 – Friedrich Klose, composer, dies at 80
1984 – Ian Hendry, British actor (The Avengers, The Lotus Eaters), dies of a stomach haemorrhage at 53
1992 – Abdulkadir Widjojoatmodjo, Java diplomat, dies
1997 – Pierre PĂ©ladeau, Canadian businessman and founder of Quebecor, dies at 72
1998 – Raemer Schreiber, American Physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki, dies at 88
2008 – Harold Pinter, British playwright (The Birthday Party, The Homecoming), dies at 78

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