Famous Deaths for 2nd August 2018

1872 – Judocus Smits, Dutch RC newspaper publisher (De Tijd), dies at 59
1876 – Wild Bill” Hickok [James Butler], American cowboy and scout, shot dead from behind by Jack McCall while playing poker (he held a pair of Aces and a pair of 8’s), dies at 39
1916 – Hamish MacCunn, Scottish composer (The Land of the Mountain and the Flood), dies at 48
1934 – Paul von Hindenburg, German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), dies of lung cancer at 86
1939 – Harvey Spencer Lewis, American Rosicrucian mystic (b. 1883)
1955 – Wallace Stevens, US poet/writer (Owl’s Clover), dies at 75
1965 – Milton B Babbitt, US composer (Widow’s Lament), dies at 49
1994 – Bhagwatpersad Ausan, commandant Suriname military police, dies at 38
1997 – Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian musician (b. 1938)
2001 – Ron Townson, American singer (The 5th Dimension), dies of kidney failure at 68

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