Famous Deaths for 5th February 2024

1679 – Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet and dramatist (Jephtha), dies at 91
1822 – Ali Paşa Tepelenë, known as ‘The Lion of Janina”, Ottoman Albanian ruler, Pasha of Yanina (1788-1822), dies aged somewhere between 78-82
1932 – Barney Dreyfuss, American Baseball HOF executive (owner Pittsburgh Pirates 1900-32; World Series 1909, 25), dies at 66
1938 – Hans Litten, German lawyer, workers’ rights advocate, anti-Nazi antagonist, and educator, commits suicide while imprisoned at Dachau concentration camp at 34
1947 – Hans Fallada [Rudolf Wilhelm Friedrich Ditzen], German writer (Little Man, What Now?), dies at 53
1982 – Dolores Moran, American actress (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies of cancer at 56
1989 – Joe Raposa, American composer and songwriter (Sesame Street), dies at 51
1992 – Miguel Rolando Covian, Brazilian physiologist (b. 1913)
1999 – Wassily Leontief, Russian economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1906)
2011 – Brian Jacques, English author, author of the Redwall series (b. 1939)

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