Famous Deaths in 1973

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  • Jan 5 Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP (SGP), dies at 79
  • Jan 11 Isabel Randolph, actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83
  • Jan 11 Rudolf Kubin, composer, dies a day after 64th birthday
  • Jan 15 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68
  • Jan 15 Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
  • Jan 15 Coleman Francis, American film director (b. 1919)
  • Jan 16 Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
  • Jan 17 Fred Essler, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 77
  • Jan 19 Max Adrian, Irish actor (Boy Friend), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Jan 20 Amilcar L Cabral, fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51
  • Jan 20 Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (b. 1885)

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Jan 22 Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (Democrat: 1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jan 23 Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)
  • Jan 23 Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886)
  • Jan 24 Alan Lisette, cricketer (took 3 wickets in 2 Tests for NZ 1956), dies
  • Jan 24 J Carrol Naish, actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan), dies at 73
  • Jan 24 Masao Ohba, world champion Japanese boxer (b. 1949)
  • Jan 26 Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], actor (Little Caesar), dies at 79
  • Jan 26 Meijer Sluyser, Dutch journalist/commentator (VARA), dies at about 71
  • Jan 26 Jay C. Higginbotham, American musician (b. 1906)
  • Jan 28 John Banner, actor (Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), dies on 62nd birthday
  • Jan 29 Johannes Paul Thilman, composer, dies at 67
  • Jan 29 Ludwig Stossel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 89
  • Jan 30 Jack McGowan, actor (On Our Selection), dies at 54
  • Jan 31 Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77
  • Feb 2 Henry J Elias, Flemish historian/mayor of Gent, dies at 70
  • Feb 2 Hendrik Elias, Belgian politician (b. 1902)
  • Feb 3 Edward Lockspeiser, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 5 George Morrison, dies at 82
  • Feb 5 L C William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam, funeral
  • Feb 6 Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar), dies at 74
  • Feb 8 Herbie Taylor, cricketer (2936 runs in 42 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Feb 9 Max Yasgur, owner Woodstock-festival farmland, dies at 53
  • Feb 9 Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (b. 1883)
  • Feb 11 Hans D Jensen, German physicist (Nobel prize 1963), dies at 65
  • Feb 12 Benjamin Frankel, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 15 Tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), dies of cancer at 55
  • Feb 15 Wally Cox, actor (Mr Peepers, Hollywood Squares), dies at 48
  • Feb 16 Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies

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Feb 18 Frank Costello, American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 82

Gangster Frank Costello
Gangster
Frank Costello
  • Feb 20 Brigitte Reimann, writer, dies at 39
  • Feb 20 Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian/US violinist, dies at 80
  • Feb 20 Maurice Dallimore, actor (Collector), dies at 60
  • Feb 22 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in Lond at 73
  • Feb 22 Katina Paxinou, actress (For Whom the Bell Tolls, Zita), dies at 72
  • Feb 22 Winthrop Rockefeller, US governor (Arkansas), dies at 60
  • Feb 22 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Quebec politician, Premier of Quebec (b. 1916)
  • Feb 23 Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1895)
  • Feb 24 Art Smith, actor (Quicksand), dies of heart attack at 73
  • Feb 26 Mary Finney, actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68
  • Feb 27 Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslav composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • Feb 28 Cecil Kellaway, South African-born American actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 78
  • Feb 28 Hope Landin, American actress (I Remember Mama, Sugarfoot), dies at 79
  • Mar 2 Cleo Noel, US ambassador to Sudan, assassinated
  • Mar 4 Samuel Tolansky, British scientist and expert on spectroscopy (b. 1907)
  • Mar 5 Rupert Crosse, actor (Too Late Blues), dies of cancer at 45
  • Mar 5 Michael Jeffery, British music manager (b. 1933)
  • Mar 6 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • Mar 6 Pearl S[ydenstricker] Buck, American author (Good Earth - Nobel Prize 1938), dies at 80
  • Mar 6 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki), dies at 67
  • Mar 7 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgium WW I pilot [Eagle of Flanders], dies at 78
  • Mar 8 Gordon Leggat, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 351 runs at 21 93), dies
  • Mar 8 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, rocker (Grateful Dead) dies at 27
  • Mar 10 Richard Sharples, governor of Bermuda, assassinated
  • Mar 10 Eugene 'Bull' Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897)
  • Mar 12 Esther Williamson Ballou, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 12 Frankie "Fordham Flash" Frisch, baseball player, dies at 74
  • Mar 12 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chilean writer (Hijo de Ladron), dies at 77
  • Mar 13 Stacy Harris, actor (NOPD, Doorway to Danger), dies at 54
  • Mar 14 Murat B "Chic" Young, US comic strip artist (Blondie), dies at 72
  • Mar 14 Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (b. 1907)
  • Mar 15 Carl Benton Reid, actor (Burke's Law), dies at 82
  • Mar 16 Carl Benton Reid, actor (Trap, Underwater City), dies at 79
  • Mar 16 M Revis, [Willem Fisherman), author (People that Mutiny), dies at 68
  • Mar 17 Geertruida M W "Truus" Bakker, Dutch actress (2 Orphans), dies at 81
  • Mar 18 Lauritz L H Melchior, Danish baritone/actor (Luxury Liner), dies at 82
  • Mar 21 Antoni Szalowski, composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 23 Ken Maynard, actor (Phantom Rancher, $50,000 Reward), dies at 77
  • Mar 25 Edward Steichen, pioneer of US photography, dies at 93
  • Mar 26 George Sisler, hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80
  • Mar 26 Noel Coward, English playwright (Private Letters), dies at 73
  • Mar 26 Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/musicologist, dies at 67
  • Mar 26 Johnny Drake, American football player (b. 1916)
  • Mar 26 Don Messer, Canadian fiddler (b. 1909)
  • Mar 27 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 28 Hakuun Yasutani, Zen teacher/co-founder (Sanbo Kyodan), dies
  • Mar 31 Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 1 Arthur Wood, cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies
  • Apr 2 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor
  • Apr 5 John Coleman, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)
  • Apr 7 Nick Stuart, bandleader, dies of cancer at 69

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Apr 8 Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • Apr 11 Ted Decorsia, actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon), dies at 69
  • Apr 13 Alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73
  • Apr 14 Magda Janssens, Flemish actress (Nederlands in 7 Lessons), dies at 88
  • Apr 14 Minna Gombell, dies in Santa Monica CA
  • Apr 20 Robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82
  • Apr 21 Ursula Jeans, actress (Cavalcade, Over the Moon), dies at 66
  • Apr 21 Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
  • Apr 23 Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar, dies at 85
  • Apr 26 Irene Ryan, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
  • Apr 27 Jim Sims, cricketer (England leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1935-37), dies
  • Apr 27 Libbe de Wal, founder of Humanistic Covenant, dies at 72
  • Apr 27 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (b. 1914)
  • Apr 28 Pat Henning, actor (Goodyear TV Playhouse), dies at 62
  • Apr 28 Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (b. 1893)
  • Apr 29 Manfred Gurlitt, composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 30 Josie Sedgwick, actress (White Moth), dies of stroke at 75
  • Apr 30 Václav Renč, Czech poet, dramatist and translator (b. 1911)
  • May 2 Alan Carney, actor (Herbie-Take it from Me), dies at 61
  • May 4 Jane Bowles, American writer and playwright, dies at 56
  • May 6 Ernest MacMillan, composer, dies at 79
  • May 8 Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player (Brooklyn Bridegrooms and Baltimore Orioles), dies at 100
  • May 10 Jack E Leonard, Chicago Ill, comedian, dies at 62
  • May 10 Loren Tindall, dies of heart attack at 51
  • May 11 Grigory M Kosinzev, Russian director, dies
  • May 11 Lex Barker, American actor (b. 1919)
  • May 12 Frances Marion, screenwriter (Pollyanna, Camille), dies at 85
  • May 12 Art Pollard, American racecar driver (b. 1927)
  • May 14 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (b. 1905)
  • May 15 Willem H Rassers, Dutch cult anthropologist (Pandji-Novel), dies at 95
  • May 17 Alexander J Kropholler, Dutch architect/writer, dies at 91

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May 18 Jeannette Rankin, 1st Congresswoman (1917-19, 41-43) and pacifist, dies at 92

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin
1st Woman Elected to Congress
Jeannette Rankin
  • May 20 Jarno Saarinen, Finnish motorcycle racer (b. 1945)
  • May 21 Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79
  • May 21 George Breakstone, actor/director (Great Expectations), dies at 53
  • May 21 Vaughn Monroe, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 61
  • May 23 Athena Lorde, actress (Fuzz, Skin Game, Firecreek), dies at 57
  • May 26 Jacques Lipchitz, US cubist sculptor, dies at 81
  • May 28 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Germ composer/conductor (Hassan), dies at 73
  • May 28 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US art critic sculptor, dies at 81
  • May 29 Eric Applewhite, entertainer, dies
  • May 29 P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter. (b. 1929)
  • May 30 Hal Hastings, orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), dies at 66
  • May 31 Albert Egges van Giffen, Dutch archaeologist, dies at 89
  • Jun 1 Harvey S Firestone Jr, US tire manufacturer, dies at 75
  • Jun 1 Mary Kornman, actress (Desert Trail, Swing it Professor), dies at 57
  • Jun 1 Walter Greaza, actor (Leonard-Martin Kane, Treasury Men), dies at 76
  • Jun 3 Dory Funk, professional wrestler (b. 1919)

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Jun 4 Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville

  • Jun 4 Murray Wilson, father of beachboys Brian, Carl & Dennis, dies at 55
  • Jun 5 Max Terhune, actor (Range Justice, Night Riders), dies at 82
  • Jun 7 Lane Bradford, actor (Dead Man's Gold, Gun Hawk), dies at 50
  • Jun 8 Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 9 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (b. 1887)
  • Jun 10 William M Inge, US playwright (Come Back Little Sheba), dies at 60
  • Jun 13 Alvin Derold Etler, composer, dies at 60
  • Jun 13 Frantisek Suchy, composer, dies at 82
  • Jun 17 Luis Van Rooten, actor (One Man's Family), dies at 66
  • Jun 18 Fritz Mahler, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 18 Roger Delgado, actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enought for June), dies at 55
  • Jun 18 Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder AVRO, dies at 84
  • Jun 19 Roger Delgado, actor (Adv's of Sir Francis Drake, Dr Who), dies at 55
  • Jun 21 Frank Leahy, football coach (Notre Dame), dies at 64
  • Jun 22 Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 23 Fay Holden, actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), dies at 77
  • Jun 24 Mary Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, 2nd Wife), dies at 99
  • Jun 26 Arnold Richardson, composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 26 Ernest Truex, actor (Fluffy, Scared, His Girl Friday), dies at 82
  • Jun 27 Earl Browder, leader US Communist Party (1930-45), dies at 82
  • Jun 27 Ernest Truex, actor (Pop-Pete & Gladys, Mr Peepers), dies at 73
  • Jun 29 Germán Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1915)
  • Jun 30 Elmer Layden, one of Notre Dame's legendary 4-horsemen, died
  • Jun 30 Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr (b. 1903)
  • Jul 1 Mario La Broca, composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 2 Betty Grable, US actress (How to Marry a Millionaire), dies at 56
  • Jul 2 George Macready, US, actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place), dies at 73
  • Jul 2 Swede Savage, dies of injuries at Indianapolis 500
  • Jul 2 Chick Hafey, baseball player (b. 1903)
  • Jul 2 George McBride, baseball player (b. 1880)
  • Jul 2 Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (b. 1892)
  • Jul 3 Charles Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto), dies at 63
  • Jul 4 Leonid Stein, Russian chess player, dies at about 39
  • Jul 6 Joe E Brown, comedian, dies after long illness at 80
  • Jul 6 Otto Klemperer, German/US conductor, dies at 88
  • Jul 6 Patrick McVey, actor (Manhunt, Big Town), dies at 63
  • Jul 7 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 78
  • Jul 7 Veronica Lake, [Constance Ockleman], actress (Ramrod), dies at 58
  • Jul 8 Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies
  • Jul 11 Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov, Russian composer (Zavod), dies at 72
  • Jul 11 Isabel Randolph, actress (Mrs Nester-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 83
  • Jul 11 Robert Ryan, US actor (Dirty Dozens, Longest Day), dies at 63
  • Jul 12 Lon Chaney Jr, American actor (Wolfman), dies after long illness at 67
  • Jul 13 Martian Negrea, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 13 Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon), dies at 72
  • Jul 14 Clarence White, American guitarist (Byrds), killed by a drunk driver at 29
  • Jul 16 Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91
  • Jul 18 Jack Hawkins, actor (Ben Hur, Ben-Four Just Men), dies at 62
  • Jul 19 Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 33

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Jul 20 Bruce Lee, [Lee Yuen Kam], actor (Enter the Dragon), dies at 32

Karate Star/Actor Bruce Lee
Karate Star/Actor
Bruce Lee
  • Jul 20 Robert Smithson, American land artist (b. 1938)
  • Jul 21 Russell Hardie, dies after long illness at 69
  • Jul 23 Eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82
  • Jul 23 Marius-Francois Gaillard, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 24 Mary Frasca, singer/actress, dies in NYC

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Jul 25 Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of natural causes at 91

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • Jul 26 Mike Burke, Pres (NY Yankees)/dir (Madison Sq Garden), dies
  • Jul 28 Royal Butler, actor, dies at 80
  • Jul 29 Eileen Percy, silent film actress (Wicked, Backstage), dies at 72
  • Jul 29 Norm Smith, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)