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In the year 1974

491 Notable deaths

Oskar Schindler

German industrialist and holocaust rescuer.

Born April 28th, 1908 in Svitavy. [ref]

Died October 9th, 1974 at 66 years old in Hildesheim (liver failure). [ref]

Charles Lindbergh

American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist.

Born February 4th, 1902 in Detroit. [ref]

Died August 26th, 1974 at 72 years old in Kipahulu (lymphoma). [ref]

Cass Elliot

American singer and actress (1941–1974).

Born September 19th, 1941 in Baltimore.

Died July 29th, 1974 at 32 years old in Mayfair (myocardial infarction).

Christine Chubbuck

American television news reporter.

Born August 24th, 1944 in Hudson.

Died July 15th, 1974 at 29 years old in Sarasota (shot to the head).

Duke Ellington

American jazz musician, composer and band leader (1899-1974).

Born April 29th, 1899 in Washington, D.C.. [ref]

Died May 24th, 1974 at 75 years old in New York City (lung cancer). [ref]

Georgy Zhukov

Marshal of the soviet union (1896-1974).

Born December 1st, 1896 in Strelkovka.

Died June 18th, 1974 at 77 years old in Moscow (stroke).

Nick Drake

British singer-songwriter.

Born June 19th, 1948 in Yangon. [ref]

Died November 25th, 1974 at 26 years old in Tanworth-in-Arden (drug overdose). [ref]

Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester

British soldier and governor-general of australia (1900-1974).

Born March 31st, 1900 in York Cottage.

Died June 10th, 1974 at 74 years old in Barnwell Manor.

Juan Domingo Perón

Former president of argentina (1895-1974).

Born October 8th, 1895 in Lobos. [ref]

Died July 1st, 1974 at 78 years old in Quinta presidencial de Olivos (ventricular fibrillation). [ref]

Agnes Moorehead

American actress (1900-1974).

Born December 6th, 1900 in Clinton.

Died April 30th, 1974 at 73 years old in Rochester (uterine cancer).

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Those men who, in war, seek to preserve their lives at any rate commonly die with shame and ignominy, while those who look upon death as common to all, and unavoidable, and are only solicitous to die with honour, oftener arrive at old age and, while they live, live happier. Xenophon