Famous Deaths in 1973

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

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Jan 22nd 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 23rd Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)
  • Jan 23rd Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886)
  • Jan 24th Alan Lisette, cricketer (took 3 wickets in 2 Tests for NZ 1956), dies
  • Jan 24th J Carrol Naish, actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan), dies at 73
  • Jan 24th Masao Ohba, world champion Japanese boxer (b. 1949)
  • Jan 26th Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], actor (Little Caesar), dies at 79
  • Jan 26th Meijer Sluyser, Dutch journalist/commentator (VARA), dies at about 71
  • Jan 26th Jay C. Higginbotham, American musician (b. 1906)
  • Jan 28th John Banner, actor (Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), dies on 62nd birthday
  • Jan 29th Johannes Paul Thilman, composer, dies at 67
  • Jan 29th Ludwig Stossel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 89
  • Jan 30th Jack McGowan, actor (On Our Selection), dies at 54
  • Jan 31st Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77
  • Feb 2nd Henry J Elias, Flemish historian/mayor of Gent, dies at 70
  • Feb 2nd Hendrik Elias, Belgian politician (b. 1902)
  • Feb 3rd Edward Lockspeiser, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 5th George Morrison, dies at 82
  • Feb 5th L C William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam, funeral
  • Feb 6th Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar), dies at 74
  • Feb 8th Herbie Taylor, cricketer (2936 runs in 42 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Feb 9th Max Yasgur, owner Woodstock-festival farmland, dies at 53
  • Feb 9th Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (b. 1883)
  • Feb 11th Hans D Jensen, German physicist (Nobel prize 1963), dies at 65
  • Feb 12th Benjamin Frankel, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 15th Tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), dies of cancer at 55
  • Feb 15th Wally Cox, actor (Mr Peepers, Hollywood Squares), dies at 48
  • Feb 16th Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies

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

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

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

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

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May 18th 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 20th Jarno Saarinen, Finnish motorcycle racer (b. 1945)
  • May 21st Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79
  • May 21st George Breakstone, actor/director (Great Expectations), dies at 53
  • May 21st Vaughn Monroe, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 61
  • May 23rd Athena Lorde, actress (Fuzz, Skin Game, Firecreek), dies at 57
  • May 26th Jacques Lipchitz, US cubist sculptor, dies at 81
  • May 28th Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Germ composer/conductor (Hassan), dies at 73
  • May 28th Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US art critic sculptor, dies at 81
  • May 29th Eric Applewhite, entertainer, dies
  • May 29th P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter. (b. 1929)
  • May 30th Hal Hastings, orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), dies at 66
  • May 31st Albert Egges van Giffen, Dutch archaeologist, dies at 89
  • Jun 1st Harvey S Firestone Jr, US tire manufacturer, dies at 75
  • Jun 1st Mary Kornman, actress (Desert Trail, Swing it Professor), dies at 57
  • Jun 1st Walter Greaza, actor (Leonard-Martin Kane, Treasury Men), dies at 76
  • Jun 3rd Dory Funk, professional wrestler (b. 1919)

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

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

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

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

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Jul 25th 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 26th Mike Burke, Pres (NY Yankees)/dir (Madison Sq Garden), dies
  • Jul 28th Royal Butler, actor, dies at 80
  • Jul 29th Eileen Percy, silent film actress (Wicked, Backstage), dies at 72
  • Jul 29th Norm Smith, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)