Famous Deaths for Year 1969

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 289

Jan 1st - Barton Maclane, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 68
Jan 1st - Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (b. 1888)
Jan 2nd - Georges Renevant, actor (Cornered), dies after long illness at 74
Jan 3rd - Howard McNear, actor (Irma La Douce), dies after long illness at 63
Jan 3rd - Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (b. 1909)
Jan 4th - Montague Fawcett Phillips, composer, dies at 83
Jan 4th - Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (b. 1908)
Jan 5th - Franz T Csokor, Austria author (Gottes General), dies at 83
Jan 5th - Tom Aherne, actor (Hustler, April Fools), dies of influenza in NY
Jan 8th - Albert Hill, British athlete (b. 1889)
Jan 9th - Ladislav Vycpalek, composer, dies at 86
Jan 10th - John Brownlee, Australian tenor (b. 1900)
Jan 11th - Richmal Crompton, British author (b. 1890)
Jan 13th - Fred Price, cricket wicket-keep (England, v Aust Headingley 1938), dies
Jan 13th - Wilton Graff, actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), dies at 65
Jan 15th - Theodor Werner, German painter, dies at 82
Jan 16th - Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
Jan 16th - Vernon Duke, composer, dies at 65
Jan 17th - Grazyna Bacewicz, composer, dies at 59
Jan 18th - Hans Freyer, German sociologist (b. 1887)
Jan 19th - Charles Winninger, actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island), dies at 84
Jan 23rd - Jaroslav Kricka, composer, dies at 86
Jan 24th - Pauline Hall, composer, dies at 78
Jan 24th - Tom Zachary, baseball pitcher (Wash Senators), dies at 72
Jan 25th - Irene Castle, English dancer (b. 1887)
Jan 27th - Charles Winninger, actor (Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 82
Jan 27th - Hanns Jelinek, composer, dies at 67
Jan 30th - Allan Welsh Dulles, US diplomat/director (CIA 1953-61), dies at 75
Jan 30th - Dominique G Pire, clergyman, (Europe village Nobel 1958), dies at 58
Jan 31st - Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer, dies at 77
Jan 31st - Meher Baba, Indian guru (b. 1894)
Feb 2nd - Boris Karloff, [Pratt], British actor (Frankenstein), dies at 81
Feb 2nd - Giovanni Martinelli, opera singer (NY Met), dies at 83
Feb 3rd - Eduardo C Mondlane, president of Mozambique, murdered
Feb 5th - Thelma Ritter, American actress (All About Eve, Pillow Talk), dies at 63
Feb 7th - Bainbridge Crist, composer, dies at 85
Feb 9th - Manuel Plaza Reyes, Chilean marathoner (Oly-gold 1928), dies at 68
Feb 9th - [George] Gabby Hayes, actor (Albuquerque, Colorado), dies at 83
Feb 11th - James Lanphier, actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), dies at 48
Feb 12th - Johanna EFG Tourniaire, actress (Potasch & Perlemoer), dies at 80
Feb 14th - Vito Genovese, US mafia chief, dies at 71
Feb 14th - Wolfe Barzell, actor (Blue Angel), dies of heart attack at 72
Feb 18th - Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premier of (Yugoslavia 1939-4.), dies at 76
Feb 19th - Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899)
Feb 20th - Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor/composer, dies at 85
Feb 20th - Jack Ingram, actor (Law of the West), dies of heart attack at 66
Feb 21st - Jose de Capriles, Mexican-born US Olympic fencer, dies
Feb 23rd - Abd al-Aziz Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud, King Saudia, dies at 67
Feb 23rd - Joseph Messner, composer, dies at 75
Feb 24th - Kenneth Green, actor (Penrod), dies of heart attack at 61
Feb 25th - Jan Zajic, Czech student, self incinerates
Feb 26th - Karl Jaspers, German psychiatrist/philosopher, dies at 86
Feb 26th - Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], premier (Israel), dies at 73
Feb 27th - John Boles, actor (Stella Dallas, Curly Top), dies at 73
Feb 27th - Marius Barbeau, French Canadian folklorist (b. 1883)
Mar 4th - Nicholas Schenck, Russian-born film empresario (b. 1881)
Mar 6th - Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (b. 1952)
Mar 9th - Riad, chief of staff (Egyptian army), dies
Mar 9th - Richard Crane, actor (Surfside 6), dies at 50
Mar 11th - John Wyndham, [Parkes Lucas B Harris], author (Chrysalids), dies at 65
Mar 13th - Felix Locher, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies at 86
Mar 14th - Ben Shahn, US painter, dies at 70
Mar 15th - Miles Malleson, actor/writer (Postman's Knock), dies at 80
Mar 18th - Barbara Bates, actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life), dies at 43
Mar 19th - Theodor Schaefer, composer, dies at 65
Mar 20th - Henri Longchambon, French politician (b. 1896)
Mar 21st - Gerhart Fritsch, writer, dies at 44
Mar 22nd - Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Czech actor (3rd Man, Golem), dies at 78
Mar 23rd - Rudolf Pannwitz, German author/philosopher (Urblik), dies at 87
Mar 24th - Joseph Kasavubu, president Congo (1960-65), dies at about 55
Mar 25th - Alan Mowbray, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), dies at 72
Mar 25th - Max Eastman, American critic/essayist (Love and Revolution), dies at 86
Mar 25th - Norman Gallichan, cricketer (one Test for NZ, 30 & 2, 3-113), dies
Mar 25th - Billy Cotton, British bandleader & entertainer (b. 1889)
Mar 26th - B[runo] Traven, writer (Sierra Madre), dies at 87
Mar 26th - Gunther Weisenborn, German/Argentine writer (Illegals), dies at 66
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower (Mar 28th) Mar 28th - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President (R, 1953-61) and WWII general, dies of a congestive heart failure at 78
Mar 28th - Aryeh Levin [Reb Aryeh], Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84
Mar 30th - Lucien Bianchi, Belgian auto racer, dies at 34
Apr 2nd - Fortunio Bonanova, actor (My Best Gal, Havana Rose), dies at 74
Apr 3rd - Rex Evans, actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara), dies at 65
Apr 5th - Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (La Peur), dies at 73
Apr 5th - Romulo Gallegos, Venezuela author/president (1947-48), dies at 84
Apr 5th - Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (b. 1903)
Apr 5th - Shelby Storck, American television producer (b. 1917)
Apr 8th - Arthur Walter Kramer, composer, dies at 78
Apr 8th - Denton Cooley, got 1st fully artificial heart, dies at 48
Apr 10th - Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (b. 1893)
Apr 11th - Ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer, dies at 74
Apr 15th - Victoria von Battenberg, wife of Spanish king Alfonso, dies at 81
Apr 18th - Piotr F Scharoff, Russ/Italian actor/director (Chechov), dies at 82
Apr 23rd - Krzystzof Komeda, composer, dies at 37
Apr 25th - Margarita Xirgu, actress (Bloody Wedding), dies at 80
Apr 26th - Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of aikido (b. 1883)
Apr 27th - Dino Terranova, actor (Young Dillinger), dies at 65
Apr 27th - René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (b. 1919)
Apr 28th - Johannes Rontgen, composer, dies at 70
May 1st - Ella Logan, actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man), dies at 56
May 1st - George Parker, cricketer (2 Tests for S Afr 1924), dies
May 2nd - Franz JHMM von Papen, German chancellor (1932), dies at 89
May 3rd - Imre Vincze, composer, dies at 42
May 3rd - Zakir Hussain, 3rd President of India, (b. 1897)
May 4th - Osbert Sitwell, English writer (b. 1892)
May 5th - Ben Alexander, actor (Frank Smith-Dragnet), dies at 57
May 8th - Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (b. 1892)
May 14th - Enid Bennett, silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), dies at 75
May 14th - Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (b. 1888)
Ice Hockey Player Joe MaloneIce Hockey Player Joe Malone (May 15th) May 15th - Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), dies at 79
May 16th - Johnny Jordan, cameraman (You Only Live Twice), dies at 44
May 17th - Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 80
May 19th - Coleman Hawkins, US jazz musician/composer, dies
May 20th - Fred Sherman, actor (Chain Lightning), dies after a stroke at 64
May 20th - Royal Beal, actor (Death of a Salesman), dies of cancer, at 69
May 23rd - Diane Aubrey, actress (Haunted Strangler), dies of heart attack at 79
May 23rd - Jimmy McHugh, composer (Can't Give You Anything But Love), dies at 74
May 23rd - Peter Alma, painter/graphic artist, dies at 83
May 24th - Mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48
May 26th - Kathryn Minner, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 77
May 26th - Paul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (b. 1937)
May 26th - Allan H. Loughead, American aviation pioneer (Lockheed Corporation; b. 1889)
May 27th - Jeffrey Hunter, actor (Christopher Pike-Star Trek Cage), dies at 43
May 28th - Rhys Williams, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Corn is Green), dies at 71
May 30th - Gaston Brenta, composer, dies at 66
May 30th - John Cipollini, guitarist, dies of ephysema at 45
Jun 1st - Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian ice skater (b. 1904)
Jun 7th - Leo Gorcey, actor (Bowery Boys), dies at 53
Jun 8th - Robert Taylor, actor (Death Valley Days), dies of lung cancer at 57
Jun 10th - Frank Lawton, actor (David Copperfield, Skin Game), dies at 64
Jun 11th - John L Lewis, formed (Congress of Industrial Org), dies at 89
Jun 12th - Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (b. 1899)
Jun 14th - Wynonie Harris, American rhythm and blues singer, dies of cancer at 53
Jun 16th - Harold RLG 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Brit field marshal, dies at 78
Jun 16th - John BMR "John" Hanlo, poet (Oote oote boe), dies at 57
Jun 16th - Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, composer, dies at 53
Jun 21st - Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly, 1st woman grand slam (1953), dies at 34
Actress Judy GarlandActress Judy Garland (Jun 22nd) Jun 22nd - Judy Garland, American singer and actress (Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at 47 of an overdose
Jun 23rd - Stanley Andrews, actor (Old Ranger-Death Valley Days), dies at 78
Jun 23rd - Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish athlete (b. 1907)
Jun 24th - Maria Belgado, entertainer, dies
Jun 24th - Ted Hecht, actor (Time to Kill, Song of India, Gangster)
Jun 24th - Willey Ley, US science writer, dies at 62
Jun 27th - Richard Vance Maxfield, composer, dies at 42
Jun 29th - Moise K Tsjombe, premier Congo/Zaire, dies
Jun 29th - Shorty Long, soul singer/pianist (Here Comes the Judge), dies at 29
Jun 29th - Vesselin Stoyanov, composer, dies at 67
Jun 30th - Jan Evangelista Zelinka, composer, dies at 76
Jul 2nd - Michael DiBiase, wrestler (b. 1923)
Jul 3rd - Brian Jones, guitarist (Rolling Stones), drowns to death at 25
Jul 3rd - Hermann Grabner, composer, dies at 83
Jul 5th - Ben Alexander, dies at 58

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