Famous Deaths for Year 1970

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 280

Jan 2nd - Piotr Rytel, composer, dies at 85
Jan 3rd - Gladys Aylward, British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (b. 1902)
Jan 4th - Jean-Étienne Valluy, French general (b. 1899)
Jan 5th - Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
Jan 5th - Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87
Jan 5th - Roberto Gerhard, composer, dies at 73
Jan 5th - Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (b. 1896)
Jan 7th - Robert [Harriot] Barrat, actor (Bad Lands, Go West), dies at 81
Jan 8th - Georges Guibourg, French performer (b. 1891)
Jan 10th - Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II), dies at 44
Jan 12th - Blanche Stuart Scott, US pilot, dies at 84
Jan 14th - John J "Johnny" Murphy, US baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 61
Jan 14th - William Feller, Croatian mathematician (b. 1906)
Jan 16th - Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61
Jan 17th - Billy Stewart, singer (I Do Love You), dies in auto-accident at 32
Jan 17th - Simon Kovar, Russian-American bassoonist (b. 1890)
Jan 18th - David O McKay, 9th Mormon president, dies at 96
Jan 19th - Hal March, actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49
Jan 24th - James "Shep" Shepherd, rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death
Jan 24th - Caresse Crosby, American poet (b. 1891)
Jan 25th - Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female DA in NY, dies at 70
Jan 25th - Marie Benavente, actress (Paradise), dies at 84
Jan 25th - Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese television writer and producer (Ultraman) (b. 1901)
Jan 27th - Probir Sen, cricket (20 catch & 11 stumpings, 14 Tests for Ind), dies
Jan 27th - Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (b. 1908)
Jan 28th - Tommy Andrews (Aust) 16 Tests 1921-26, cricketer (592 runs), dies
Jan 29th - Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian, dies at 74
Jan 30th - Malcolm Keen, English actor (Uncle Chris-Mama), dies at 82
Jan 31st - Slim Harpo, [James Moore], rocker, dies at 28
Feb 1st - Blaz Arnic, composer, dies at 69
Feb 1st - Alfréd Rényi, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1921)
Feb 2nd - Bertrand Russell, philosopher, British MP, dies in Merioneth at 97
Feb 2nd - Jaroslav Vogel, composer, dies at 76
Feb 2nd - Lawrence Gray, American actor (b.1898)
Feb 5th - Rudy York, American baseball player (b. 1913)
Feb 6th - Roscoe Karns, actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey), dies at 78
Feb 11th - Emil Abranyi, composer, dies at 87
Feb 12th - Andre Souris, composer, dies at 79
Feb 13th - Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (28 Tests for England, ct 60 stp 12), dies
Feb 15th - Sir Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (b. 1882)
Feb 17th - Alfred Newman, US composer, dies at 69
Feb 17th - Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Jewish novelist (Nobel 1966), dies at 81
Feb 18th - Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian, dies at 94
Feb 19th - Ralph Edward Flanders, (Sen-VT), dies at 89
Feb 20th - Albert Louis Wolff, composer, dies at 86
Feb 20th - Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (b. 1885)
Feb 20th - Café Filho, 18th Brazilian President (1954-1955) dies aged 71
Feb 23rd - Hirsch Jacobs, American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner (b. 1904)
Feb 24th - Conrad Nagel, actor (Celebrity Time), dies at 73
Feb 25th - Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist (Green on Blue), dies at 66
Feb 26th - Ethel Leginska, composer, dies at 83
Feb 27th - Robert Bruce Lockhart, diplomat/writer, dies
Feb 27th - Marie Dionne, one of the French Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934)
Mar 1st - Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Na jaren), dies at 59
Mar 1st - Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (b. 1894)
Mar 2nd - Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Quebec painter (b. 1888)
Mar 6th - William Hopper, actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason), dies at 55
Mar 10th - Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904)
Detective Writer Erle Stanley GardnerDetective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner (Mar 11th) Mar 11th - Erle Stanley Gardner, US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80
Mar 13th - Rick Besoyan, composer, dies at 45
Mar 15th - Josef Martin Bauer, writer, dies at 68
Mar 15th - Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72
Mar 16th - Arthur Adamov, Russian/French playwright, dies at 61
Mar 16th - Tammi Terrell, soul singer (You're All I Need), dies of brain tumor at 24
Mar 17th - Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Chaud et Frois), dies at 83
Mar 20th - Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and song writer (b. 1920)
Mar 21st - Marlen Haushofer, writer, dies at 49
Mar 21st - Manolis Chiotis, Greek songwriter and musician (b. 1920)
Mar 23rd - Del Lord, Canadian director (b. 1894)
Mar 26th - Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist
Mar 29th - Anna Louise Strong, American communist journalist (b. 1885)
Mar 30th - Heinrich Brüning, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1885)
Mar 31st - Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WW II), dies at 75
Apr 4th - Byron Foulger, actor (Capt Nice, Petticoat Junction), dies at 70
Apr 5th - Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor, dies at 78
Apr 5th - Alfred Henry Sturtevant, American geneticist (b. 1891)
Apr 6th - Sam Sheppard, American accused murderer (b. 1923)
Apr 6th - Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)
Apr 7th - Josina Machel, wife of Mozambique's 1st pres Samora Machel, dies
Apr 8th - Marie V Felix, Prince of Luxemburg, dies
Apr 9th - Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish illustrator (b. 1896)
Apr 10th - Charles Paton, dies at 96
Apr 11th - Cathy O'Donnell, dies at 66
Apr 11th - John H O'Hara, US journalist (Pal Joey, Rage to Live), dies at 65
Apr 15th - Ripper Collins, American baseball player (b. 1904)
Apr 16th - Richard Neutra, American architect (b. 1892)
Apr 17th - Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92
Apr 23rd - Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show), dies at 51
Apr 25th - Anita Louise, actress (Gorilla, Anthony Adverse), dies at about 55
Apr 26th - Gypsy Rose Lee, stripper/actress (Pruitts of S Hampton), dies at 56
Apr 26th - John Knittel, writer, dies at 79
Apr 26th - Paul Celan, writer, dies at 49 [or May 5]
Apr 26th - Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (b. 1886)
Apr 27th - Arthur Shields, actor (Your Show Time), dies at 73
Apr 28th - Ed Begley, actor (Mr Koppel-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69
Apr 30th - Hall Johnson, composer, dies at 82
Apr 30th - Inger Stevens, actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), commits suicide at 35
Apr 30th - Jacob Presser, historian/writer (Doom, Ondergang), dies at 71
May 1st - Crown Prince Euimin, Crown Prince Korea (b. 1897)
May 3rd - Candelario Huizar, composer, dies at 82
May 4th - 4 students, at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard
May 4th - William Schroeder (b. 1950)
May 7th - Carlos Estrada, composer, dies at 60
May 9th - Percy Brier, composer, dies at 84
May 9th - Walter P Reuther, US worker's union leader/president (CIO), dies
May 9th - Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (b. 1884)
May 11th - Johnny Hodges, American musician (b. 1906)
Poet Nelly SachsPoet Nelly Sachs (May 12th) May 12th - leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78
May 12th - Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II), dies at 78
May 14th - Billie Burke, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 85
May 17th - Nigel M Balchin, English author (My Executioner), dies at 61
May 21st - Vinton Hayworth, actor (Gen Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63
May 21st - E. L. Grant Watson, Australian biologist (b. 1885)
May 22nd - Joseph W Krutch, US writer (Measure of Man), dies at 76
May 23rd - Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), dies at 68
May 27th - Emmy van Lokhorst, author, dies at 78
May 29th - John Gunther, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), dies at 68
May 29th - Eve Hesse, German born Jewish American sculptor dies of a brain tumour aged 34
NHL Legend Terry SawchukNHL Legend Terry Sawchuk (May 31st) May 31st - Terry Sawchuk, NHL goaltender, dies from injuries suffered during an off-ice scuffle with a teammate at 40
Jun 1st - G Ungaretti, writer, dies at 82
Jun 2nd - Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer, designer, and founder of eponymous race team (b. 1937)
Jun 2nd - Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (b. 1888)
Jun 2nd - Albert Lamorisse, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
Jun 3rd - Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Fries boer/writer, dies at 70
Jun 3rd - H G Hjalmar Schacht, pres Germany Kingdom bank/minister of Eco, dies
Jun 4th - Hjalmar Schcacht, [Horace Greeley], Nazi minister, dies
Jun 4th - Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier Suriname, dies
Jun 4th - Menasha Skulnik, comedian (Menasha the Magnificent), dies at 78
Jun 4th - Sonny Tufts, actor (Atomic Blonde, 7 Year Itch), dies at 58
Jun 5th - "Jopie" Pengel, [Johan A], premier Suriname (1963-69), dies at 54
Jun 5th - Jay Irving, cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 69
Writer and Novelist E. M. ForsterWriter and Novelist E. M. Forster (Jun 7th) Jun 7th - E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Maurice, Passage to India), dies at 91
Jun 8th - Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (b. 1908)
Jun 11th - Aleksandr F Kerenski, Russian premier (1917), dies at 89
Jun 11th - Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter, dies at 87
Jun 11th - Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, taught reading through phonetics, dies
Jun 11th - Frank Silvera, Jamaican actor (High Chaparral), dies at 55
Jun 11th - Earl Grant, American musician and singer (b. 1931)
Jun 11th - William 'Billy Batts' Devino, American crime figure (b. 1921)
Jun 16th - Elsa Triolet, writer, dies at 73
Jun 16th - Heino Eller, composer, dies at 83
Jun 16th - Brian Piccolo, American football player (b. 1943)
Jun 17th - Matthew Henderson, cricketer (one Test for NZ 1930), dies
Jun 21st - Sukarno, 1st President of Indonesia (1945-67), dies from kidney failure while under house arrest at 68
1st President of Indonesia Sukarno1st President of Indonesia Sukarno (Jun 21st) Jun 23rd - Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (b. 1895)
Jun 27th - Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902)
Jun 29th - Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica), dies at 77
Jun 29th - Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), dies at 64
Jul 2nd - Jessie Street, Australian civil rights activist, dies
Jul 3rd - Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), dies at 84

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