Famous Deaths for 27th May 2019

1610 – Fran├žois Ravaillac, French assassin of Henry IV of France (b. 1578)
1690 – Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian composer, dies at 63
1878 – Carlo Marsili, composer, dies at 49
1914 – Joseph Wilson Swan, physicist/chemist, dies
1975 – Ezzard Charles, heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), dies of ALS at 53
1988 – Florida Friebus, American actress (Bob Newhart Show), dies of a stroke at 79
1989 – Jack Starrett, director/actor (Chase, Nightwish, 1st Blood), dies
1994 – Theo Swagemakers, portrait painter, dies at 95
1996 – Albert “Pud” Brown, clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 79
2000 – Crawford Murray MacLehose of Beoch, British statesman (b. 1917)

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