Famous Deaths in 1970 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 280 of 280

  • Sep 3 Al Wilson, "Blind Owl", guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27
  • Sep 3 Jochen Rindt, German race car driver, dies at 28

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Sep 3 Vince Lombardi, football coach (Packers), dies in Washington, D.C. at 57

  • Sep 4 James M Taylor, USAF/astronaut, dies at 39
  • Sep 6 Gerard Smithson, cricketer (Eng batsman against W Indies 1948), dies
  • Sep 8 Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven, (b. 1894)

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Sep 10 Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer, dies at 78

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • Sep 11 Chester Morris, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), dies at 69
  • Sep 14 Rudolph Carnap, German philosopher/mathematician, dies at 79

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Sep 18 Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Sep 19 Greville Stevens, cricketer (10 Tests for England 1922-29), dies
  • Sep 21 Gijsbert Friedhoff, architect (Wibautstrat tax office), dies
  • Sep 23 Bourvil, French actor and singer (b. 1917)
  • Sep 25 Efim Golishev, composer, dies at 73
  • Sep 25 Erich M Remarque, German writer (Im West Nichts Neues), dies at 72
  • Sep 28 Gamal' Abd al-Nassar, Egypt Pres (1953-70), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Sep 28 John Roderigo Dos Passos, US writer (Manhattan Transfer), dies at 74
  • Sep 29 Edward Everett Horton, actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84
  • Sep 30 Patrick Aherne, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay), dies at 69
  • Oct 1 Hans Poser, German composer, dies at 52
  • Oct 1 Petar Konjovic, composer, dies at 87
  • Oct 1 Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)
  • Oct 2 Alfred Julius Swan, composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 2 Anders Bo Leif Linde, composer, dies at 37
  • Oct 4 George Frederick McKay, composer, dies at 71

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Oct 4 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • Oct 8 Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75
  • Oct 8 Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist/philosopher, dies
  • Oct 8 Mitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor (b. 1934)
  • Oct 9 Jean Giono, French writer (Le Hussard sur le toit), dies at 75
  • Oct 10 Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Maritime (1956-68), dies at 60
  • Oct 10 Edouard Daladier, premier of France (1933..40), dies at 86
  • Oct 11 Anis Fuleihan, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 12 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (b. 1930)
  • Oct 13 Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano, dies at 90
  • Oct 17 Pierre Laporte, Vice-Premier of Quebec (assassinated) (b. 1921)
  • Oct 17 Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897)
  • Oct 19 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, dies at 54
  • Oct 20 Patrick Wymark, actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), dies at 44
  • Oct 21 John T Scopes, US teacher (Scopes "monkey trial" 1925), dies at 70
  • Oct 22 René Schneider, Chilean general/supreme commander, murdered
  • Oct 24 Richard Hofstadter, US historian, dies at 54
  • Oct 28 Baby Huey, [James Ramey], vocalist (Baby Huey & Babysitters), dies
  • Oct 28 Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco, composer, dies at 99
  • Nov 2 Richard Cushing, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 75
  • Nov 3 Peter II Karadjordjevic, last king of Yugoslavia (1934-45), dies at 57
  • Nov 6 Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and poet (b. 1900)
  • Nov 8 Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (b. 1892)
  • Nov 9 William L Dawson, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 84

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Nov 9 Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), dies at 79

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Nov 10 Charles DeGaulle, general/president France (Free French), dies at 79
  • Nov 17 Naunton Wayne, actor (Dead of Night), dies at 69
  • Nov 18 Hal Dickinson, singer (Modernaires), dies at 56
  • Nov 21 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1887)
  • Nov 21 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
  • Nov 23 Yusuf Bin Ishak, president of Singapore 1965-70, dies at about 60
  • Nov 24 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 25 Yukio Mishima, Japanese author/nationalist (Harakiri), dies at 45
  • Nov 26 B O Davis Sr, 1st African American general, dies at 93 in Chicago
  • Nov 28 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, dies at 85
  • Nov 28 Jan Drda, Czech author (Nema Barikada), dies at 55
  • Nov 29 Robert Ruthenfranz, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 1 Frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies
  • Dec 6 Thomas S Power, USAF-gen (Raid on Tokyo-March 1945), dies at 65

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Dec 7 Rube Goldberg, US cartoonist (Mike & Ike, Pulitzer 1948), dies at 87

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg
  • Dec 7 Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), American painter dies aged 96
  • Dec 8 Christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77
  • Dec 9 Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65
  • Dec 9 Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1893)
  • Dec 12 Louis Zimmer, Flem clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82
  • Dec 12 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (b. 1889)
  • Dec 14 Franz Schlegelberger, German Nazi politician (b. 1876)
  • Dec 23 Charlie Ruggles, actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 84
  • Dec 26 Lillian Board, British athlete (b. 1948)
  • Dec 28 L Mendel Rivers, (Rep-D-SC), dies at 65
  • Dec 29 John de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58
  • Dec 29 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (b. 1909)
  • Dec 29 William King Gregory, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory), dies at 94

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Dec 30 Sonny Liston, World heavyweight boxing champion (1962-64), dies at 38

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • Dec 31 Cyril M Scott, English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at 91