Famous Deaths in 1973 (Part 2)

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  • Jul 29 Eileen Percy, silent film actress (Wicked, Backstage), dies at 72
  • Jul 29 Norm Smith, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
  • Jul 29 Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948)
  • Jul 30 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, dies at 72
  • Jul 30 Guy Middleton, actor (Fur Collar, Now & Forever), dies at 65
  • Aug 1 Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91
  • Aug 1 Walter Ulbricht, pres German DR, dies at 80
  • Aug 2 Jean-Pierre Melville, director (Bob Le Flambeur), dies at 57
  • Aug 3 Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje/It Hippie), dies at 84
  • Aug 3 Richard Marshall, U.S. Army general (b. 1895)
  • Aug 4 Eddie Condon, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 6 Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar, Cuban Dictator (1940-58), dies at 72

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Aug 6 Memphis Minnie, American blues musician, dies at 76
  • Aug 7 Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies
  • Aug 8 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (b. 1898)
  • Aug 9 Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (Olympics-4 gold-1904, 08), dies at 88
  • Aug 9 Dean Corll, shot, he raped & killed 26 boys
  • Aug 10 Douglas Kennedy, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies at 57
  • Aug 11 Peggy Castle, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), dies of cirrhosis at 46
  • Aug 12 John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies
  • Aug 12 Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 12 Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate (polymers), dies at 74

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • Aug 13 Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch playwright (Arid Earth), dies at 75
  • Aug 16 Selman A Waksman, Russian/US microbiology (Nobel 1952), dies at 85
  • Aug 16 Veda Ann Borg, actress (Kid Galahad), dies at 54
  • Aug 17 Conrad Aiken, US poet (Pulitzer), dies at 74
  • Aug 17 Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations), commits suicide at 32
  • Aug 17 Jean Barraqué, French composer (b. 1928)
  • Aug 22 Louise Huff, actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77
  • Aug 24 Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family), dies at 76
  • Aug 24 Slava Vorlova, composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 29 Michael Dunn, short actor (Justine, Boom, Madigan), dies at 38
  • Aug 29 Stringer Davis, actress (Mouse on the Moon, Miranda), dies at about 77

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Aug 31 John Ford, American director (Stagecoach, The Searchers), dies at 78

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • Aug 31 Raymond Keane, dies at 66
  • Aug 31 Stan Worthington, English cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1930-36), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 2 J. R. R. Tolkien, British author (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings), dies of an ulcer at 81

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Sep 2 Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)
  • Sep 5 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (b. 1889)
  • Sep 6 William H Harris, composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 7 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, dies at 72
  • Sep 9 Samuel N Behrman, US stage/screenwriter (Quo Vardis), dies at 80
  • Sep 11 Salvador Allende Gossens, Chile's last elected president (1970-73), dies at 65
  • Sep 11 Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru
  • Sep 12 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 12 Marjorie Post, US philanthropic/multi-millionaire ($200m), dies at 86
  • Sep 13 Betty Field, actress (Kings Row), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 60
  • Sep 15 Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (b. 1882)
  • Sep 15 Victor Jara, Chilean musician (b. 1941)
  • Sep 16 Frederic Meyer, actor (Faraway Hill), dies at 63
  • Sep 16 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist, dies at 74
  • Sep 17 Hugo Winterhalter, composer, dies at 63
  • Sep 18 Nora Nicholson, actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), dies at 80
  • Sep 19 Gram Parsons, rocker (Byrds), dies of OD at 26
  • Sep 19 Bobby Gilbert, American actor (Some Like It Hot,The Rebel Set), dies of hepatitis at 75
  • Sep 20 Ben[jamin F] Webster, US tenor saxophonist, dies
  • Sep 20 Glenn Strange, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • Sep 20 Jim Croce, vocalist (Time in a Bottle), dies in a plane crash at 30
  • Sep 21 Diana Sands, actress (Landlord, Raisin in the Sun), dies at 39
  • Sep 21 William CF Plomer, South African libretto writer (Curlew River), dies at 69
  • Sep 23 A S Neill, British headmaster, dies at 89
  • Sep 23 Manuel Borguno, composer, dies at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 23 Pablo Neruda, [N R R Basoalto], poet (100 Love Sonnets), dies at 69

  • Sep 26 Anton Schnack, German writer and poet, dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 26 Anna Magnani, Italian actress (Rose Tattoo, Miracle, Wild is the Wind), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65

Actress Anna Magnani
Actress
Anna Magnani
  • Sep 28 Mantan Moreland, comedian (Watermelon Man), dies at 71
  • Sep 28 Norma Crane, actress (Rayola-Mr Peepers), dies of cancer at 44
  • Sep 28 Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66
  • Sep 29 W H Auden, Vienna poet, dies
  • Sep 30 Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902)
  • Oct 1 Joe Devlin, actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 74

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 2 Paavo "Flying Finn" Nurmi, who won 6 Olympic gold medals, dies at 76

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Oct 2 Paul Hartman, actor (Bert-Petticoat Junction), dies at 84
  • Oct 6 Arnold Maria Walter, composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 6 Dennis Price, English actor ( Kind Hearts and Coronets, Separate Tables), dies at 58 (b. 1915)
  • Oct 6 Sidney Blackmer, actor (Love Crazy), dies of cancer at 58
  • Oct 8 Gabriel Marcel, writer, dies
  • Oct 10 Albe, [Renaut A Joostens], Flemish writer (Paradise Bird), dies at 71
  • Oct 14 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (b. 1897)
  • Oct 16 Gene Krupa, US swing drummer (Sing Sing Sing), dies at 64
  • Oct 17 Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian poet (Gott von Manhattan), dies at 47
  • Oct 18 Crane Wilbur, dir/writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo), dies at 86
  • Oct 18 Frank Knight, TV announcer (Chronoscope), dies at 79
  • Oct 18 Walt Kelly, US comic strip artist (Pogo), dies at 60
  • Oct 18 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American magazine publisher (b. 1886)
  • Oct 21 Arabi El Goni, VP/Chad parliament, murdered
  • Oct 21 Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver (b. 1932)
  • Oct 22 Pablo Casals, Spanish violin cellist/conductor/composer, dies at 96
  • Oct 24 Jack Iverson, cricketer (5 Tests 21 wickets S1024 15 23), dies
  • Oct 25 Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner (Olympic-gold 1960, 64), dies at 41
  • Oct 25 G Paul H Schuitema, graphically designer/photographer, dies
  • Oct 27 Allan "Rocky" Lane, western actor (Mister Ed, Red Ryder), dies at 64
  • Oct 28 Taha Hussein, Egyptian writer (b. 1889)
  • Oct 28 Sergio Tofano, Italian actor (b. 1883)
  • Oct 29 Heathcote Dicken Statham, composer, dies at 83
  • Oct 30 Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 3 Arturo De Cordova, actor (This Strange Passion), dies at 65
  • Nov 3 Marc Allégret, French director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • Nov 4 Karl H Waggerl, Austria author (Green Friends), dies at 75
  • Nov 10 Stringbean, country singer/comedian/banjoist (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • Nov 11 Stringbean, [David Akeman], banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58
  • Nov 11 Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish Chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 78
  • Nov 13 Bruno Maderna, Italian composer/conductor (Satyricon), dies at 53

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 13 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, dies at 77

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Nov 13 Lila Lee, American actress (Midnight Girl, Blood & Sand), dies of stroke at 68
  • Nov 16 Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif
  • Nov 17 The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram (b. 1878)
  • Nov 19 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (6 Tests for NZ, 113 runs & 6 wickets), dies
  • Nov 20 Allan Sherman, parodist (Camp Granada, Harvey & Sheila), dies at 48
  • Nov 21 Thomas Pelly, American politician (b. 1902)
  • Nov 23 Claire Dodd, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy), dies after illness at 64
  • Nov 23 Constance Talmadge, US comedienne (Her Primitive Lover), dies at 75
  • Nov 23 Paul Newlan, actor (Capt Grey-M Squad), dies
  • Nov 23 Robert Ellis, actor (Curse of King Tut's Tomb), dies at 40
  • Nov 23 Sessue Hayakawa, actor (Tokyo Joe), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 83
  • Nov 24 John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881)
  • Nov 25 Albert DeSalvo, Boston strangler, stabbed to death in prison
  • Nov 25 Laurence Harvey, [Larushka Skine], Lithuanian-born South African actor (Alamo, Romeo & Juliet), dies of cancer at 45
  • Nov 26 John Rostill, English rocker (The Shadows), electrocuted at 31
  • Nov 27 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1887)
  • Nov 28 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (b. 1886)
  • Nov 30 Bruce Yarnell, Los Angeles California, actor (Outlaws), dies at 35

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 1 David Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • Dec 3 Emile Christian, American musician (b. 1895)
  • Dec 4 Michael O'Shea, American actor (Smart Woman), dies of a heart attack at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 5 Robert Watson-Watt, Scottish physicist (pioneered radar and radio direction finding), dies at 81

Physicist and Radar Pioneer Robert Watson-Watt
Physicist and Radar Pioneer
Robert Watson-Watt
  • Dec 6 Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer, dies at 94
  • Dec 6 Robert A Watson-Watt, Scottish developer of the radar in WWII, dies at 81
  • Dec 10 Earle Foxe, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies at 81
  • Dec 13 Henry Green, English author (b. 1905)
  • Dec 14 Yitzhak Edel, composer, dies at 77
  • Dec 15 Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 16 Syd Barnes, cricketer (13 Tests for Australia 1938-48), dies
  • Dec 17 Charles G Abbot, US astronomer (Sun Constant), dies at 101
  • Dec 17 Patrick Hadley, composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 18 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer, dies at 64
  • Dec 18 Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (b. 1908)
  • Dec 20 Bobby Darin, singer (Mack the Knife), dies of heart failure at 37
  • Dec 20 Luis Carrero Blanco, PM of Spain (1973), assassinated by ETA
  • Dec 22 Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 22 Irna Phillips, creator of 5 TV soap operas, dies at 72
  • Dec 23 Arthur Richardson, cricketer (9 Tests 1924-26), dies
  • Dec 24 Gerard Kuiper, Dutch/US astronomer after whom the Kuiper belt is named, dies at 68
  • Dec 25 İsmet İnönü, Turkish statesman (b. 1884)
  • Dec 25 Gabriel Voisin, French aviation pioneer (b. 1880)
  • Dec 26 Harold B Lee, US head of Mormon Church, dies at 74
  • Dec 26 Steven Geray, actor (French Line), dies at 69
  • Dec 26 William Haines, American actor (Little Annie Rooney), dies of cancer at 73
  • Dec 30 Henri-Paul Busser, composer, dies at 101