Famous Deaths for 25th June 2024

1423 – Reinald IV, duke of Gelre and Gulik (Reinoud I), dies
1798 – Thomas Sandby, English architect (Royal Academy’s 1st professor of Architecture), dies at about 77
1804 – Georges Cadoudal, Breton politician and royalist who plotted to overthrow Napoleon, executed at 33
1876 – Lame White Man, Cheyenne, dies at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
1916 – Thomas Eakins, American artist (The Gross Clinic), dies at 71
1949 – Buck Freeman, American baseball outfielder (World Series 1903; HR leader 1899, 1903; AL RBI leader 1902, 03; Boston Americans), dies at 77
1964 – Gerrit Rietveld, Dutch architect and furniture designer (Sonsbeek Pavilion), dies at 76
1968 – Tony Hancock, English comedian and actor (Hancock’s Half Hour), commits suicide at 44
2021 – Jack Ingram, American auto racer (NASCAR Busch Series champion 1982, 1985), dies at 84
2022 – Bill Woolsey, American swimmer (Olympic gold men’s 4×200m freestyle relay 1952, silver 1956), dies at 87

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