Famous Deaths for 9th October 2019

1597 – Ashikaga Yoshiaki, 15th Japanese shōgun, dies at 59
1729 – Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (b. 1654)
1793 – Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, French missionary (b. 1718)
1806 – Benjamin Banneker, African American astronomer, mathematician and surveyor of Washington D.C., dies at 74
1912 – Millie and Christine McCoy, American Siamese twins born slaves, die at 61
1956 – Marie Doro, American stage and film actress of the early silent film era (The Heart of Nora Flynn, The White Pearl), dies at 74
1972 – Miriam Hopkins, actress (Carrie, Barbary Coast), dies at 69
1992 – Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician, dies at 70
2008 – Albert Hall, American hammer throw athlete, dies at 74
2015 – Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, dies at 79

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