Famous Deaths in 1974

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  • Jan 2 Tex Ritter, country singer (5 Star Jubilee), dies at 67
  • Jan 3 Gino Cervi, actor (Becket, Don Camillo), dies at 72
  • Jan 4 Karel Janacek, composer, dies at 70
  • Jan 5 Roy Bargy, orchestra leader (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79
  • Jan 5 Lev Oborin, Russian pianist (b. 1907)
  • Jan 6 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican sculptor/muralist, dies at 77
  • Jan 7 Charles Alfred Coulson, British Chemist (theoretical), dies at 63
  • Jan 13 Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (b. 1906)
  • Jan 13 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet (b. 1904)
  • Jan 14 Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62
  • Jan 15 Karel Salmon, composer, dies at 76
  • Jan 20 Edmund Blunden, British poet/critic, dies at 77
  • Jan 21 Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author, dies at 48
  • Jan 21 Ken Viljoen, cricketer (played 27 Tests for South Africa 1930-47), dies
  • Jan 21 Lewis L Strauss, head US Atomic Energy Comm (1953-58), dies at 78
  • Jan 22 Leon Lontoc, actor (Henry-Burke's Law), dies at 64
  • Jan 26 Siegfried von Vegesack, German writer, dies at 85
  • Jan 26 Wiktor Labunski, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 27 Georgios Grivas, Greek gen/oppos leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75
  • Jan 27 Paula Ludwig, Austrian German poet, dies at 74
  • Jan 30 Bill Whitty, cricketer (37 wkts v South Africa 1910-11 series), dies
  • Jan 31 Glenn Morris, olympian/actor (Tarzan's Revenge), dies at 61
  • Jan 31 Harry Baum, actor (Crime & Punishment), dies at 58
  • Jan 31 Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Flandre), dies at 72
  • Jan 31 Roger Pryor, actor (Lady by Choice), dies at 72

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Jan 31 Samuel Goldwyn, Polish/English/US film magnate (MGM), dies of natural causes at 91

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • Feb 1 Lynda Ann Healy, 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle
  • Feb 2 Jean Absil, Belgian composer (Benedictions), dies at 80
  • Feb 4 Mihail Andricu, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 4 Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)
  • Feb 7 Arline Judge, actress (Age of Consent), dies at 61
  • Feb 8 Fern Andra, dies at 80
  • Feb 8 Fritz Zwicky, Swiss/US astronomer (supernova, dark matter), dies at 75
  • Feb 9 Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier, dies at 60
  • Feb 11 Anna Q Nilsson, actress (Toll Gate, Sorrell & Son), dies at 85
  • Feb 14 C S Dempster, cricketer (10 Tests for NZ, 723 runs), dies
  • Feb 15 Kurt Magnus Atterberg, composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 16 John Garand, Canadian rifle engineer and manufacturer (b. 1888)
  • Feb 20 David Monrad Johansen, composer, dies at 85

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Feb 21 Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons, dies in a car crash at 44

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • Feb 22 Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
  • Feb 23 Florence Rice, actress (Girl in 1313, Carnival), dies at 63
  • Feb 23 Harry Ruby, American composer and writer (b. 1895)
  • Feb 27 Pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show), dies at 59
  • Feb 28 Mees Toxopeus, Dutch rescue-vessel captain, dies at 89
  • Mar 1 Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53
  • Mar 1 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (b. 1935)
  • Mar 2 Barbara Ruick, actress/singer (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 41
  • Mar 2 Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)
  • Mar 3 Barbara Ruick, actress (Carousel, Fearless Fagan), dies at 43
  • Mar 3 Frank Wilcox, actor (John-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 66
  • Mar 4 Adolph Gottlieb, US painter, dies at 71
  • Mar 5 Billy DeWolfe, actor (Good Morning World), dies at 67
  • Mar 5 Solomon I "Sol" Hurok, US impresario, dies at 85
  • Mar 5 Billy De Wolfe, American actor (b. 1907)
  • Mar 7 Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • Mar 8 Christian van Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56
  • Mar 8 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch actor (Silk Stockings), dies at 56
  • Mar 9 Earl W Sutherland Jr, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971), dies at 58
  • Mar 10 June Harrison, actress (Land of the Lawless), dies at 48
  • Mar 10 Quinto Maganini, composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 12 Billy Fox, Protestant Dublin MP, assassinated
  • Mar 12 George D. Sax, Drive-in bank and instant loan innovator. Owner of the Saxony Hotel. (b. 1904)
  • Mar 13 Howard St John, actor (Investigator, Dr Lewis-Hank), dies at 68
  • Mar 13 Janos Prohaska, actor (Andy Williams Show), dies at 52
  • Mar 17 Carroll Nye, actor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 72
  • Mar 17 Louis I Kahn, Estonia/US architect, dies at about 73
  • Mar 18 David C Imboden, actor (King of Kings), dies at 87
  • Mar 19 Anne Klien, fashion designer, dies at 51
  • Mar 19 Edward Platt, actor (Chief-Get Smart), dies at 58
  • Mar 19 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist/daughter of Otto K, dies at 70
  • Mar 20 Chet Huntley, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 62
  • Mar 20 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia, dies at 83
  • Mar 21 Candy Darling, [James Slattery], female impersonator, dies
  • Mar 22 Peter Revson, US race car driver (Indianapolis 500), dies at 35
  • Mar 24 Doris Deane, dies at 74
  • Mar 24 Yoshida Isoya, Japanese architect (modern sukiya style), dies at 79
  • Mar 25 Otto Waldis, actor (Unknown World, Whip Hand), dies at 72
  • Mar 28 Dorothy Fields, US singer (Way you Look Tonight), dies at 68
  • Mar 28 Francoise Rosay, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison), dies at 82
  • Mar 28 Arthur Crudup, American blues singer and guitarist, dies of heart attack at 68
  • Mar 29 Seton I Miller, writer, dies at 71
  • Mar 30 Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Reborn in Freedom), dies at 79
  • Mar 31 Andrea Checci, actress (2 Women, Assassin, Black Sunday), dies at 57
  • Apr 1 Alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer, dies at 86
  • Apr 2 Douglass Dumbrille, actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84

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Apr 2 Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Apr 5 William Hudson, actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49
  • Apr 5 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (b. 1882)
  • Apr 6 Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall), dies at 89
  • Apr 6 Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b.1895)
  • Apr 8 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894)
  • Apr 10 Patricia Collinge, dies at 81
  • Apr 10 Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • Apr 11 Curt Conway, American actor, dies at 58
  • Apr 12 Carl Jaffe, dies at 72
  • Apr 13 Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
  • Apr 15 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (b. 1906)
  • Apr 17 Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 17 Herbert Elwell, US composer (Happy Hypocrite), dies at 75
  • Apr 17 Vinnie Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose
  • Apr 18 Betty Compson, actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77
  • Apr 18 Marcel Pagnol, French writer/movie (Topaz), dies at 79
  • Apr 20 Mohammed Ayub Khan, premier/president (Pakistan), dies
  • Apr 20 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, dies at 81
  • Apr 21 Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (b. 1895)
  • Apr 24 Bud Abbott, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78
  • Apr 28 Paul Page, actor (Girl from Havanna, Moth), dies at 70

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Apr 30 Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies of uterine cancer at 73

  • May 4 Israel Citkowitz, composer, dies at 65
  • May 4 John Wengraf, actor (Pride & Passion, 12 to the Moon), dies at 77
  • May 8 Graham Bond, British R&B musician, dies jumping under a train at 36
  • May 9 Lyubomir Pipkov, composer, dies at 69
  • May 10 Hal Mohr, Cinematographer, Husband of Evelyn Venable (b. 1894)
  • May 13 Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican writer (b. 1902)

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May 13 Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • May 17 Charles Braswell, actor (Only Game in Town), dies at 49
  • May 17 Ernest Nash, German born archaeologist (b. 1898)
  • May 18 Daniel R Topping, US owner (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • May 23 Kathleen Cannell, writer, dies

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May 24 Duke Ellington, American musician, dies of cancer at 75

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • May 25 Donald Crisp, actor/director (Beloved Brat, Dawn Patrol), dies at 91
  • May 25 Frank Ward, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1936-38), dies
  • May 25 Pam Morrison, wife of Door's vocalist Jim, dies of drug overdose
  • May 26 Kitty Gordon, entertainer, dies at 96
  • May 26 Silvio Moser, Swiss racing driver (b. 1941)
  • May 31 Adelle Davis, US nutrionalist (Let's stay healthy), dies at 70
  • Jun 2 Elliott Sullivan, actor (Sergeant), dies at 66
  • Jun 2 Waldemar F Eric Marx, cricketer (3 Tests South Africa v Aust 1921-22), dies
  • Jun 2 Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver (b. 1949)
  • Jun 6 Blanche Yurka, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Cry of Werewolf), dies at 86

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Jun 9 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, dies at 74

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • Jun 9 Phillip Tead, actor (Lightnin', Fighting Blade), dies at 80
  • Jun 10 Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/baron Culloden, dies at 74
  • Jun 11 Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
  • Jun 11 Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (b. 1883)
  • Jun 14 Knud Christian Jeppesen, composer, dies at 81
  • Jun 17 Pamela Britton, actress (Blondie, My Favorite Martian), dies at 50
  • Jun 17 Yadavendra Singh, cricketer (Yuvraj of Patiala, Test for India), dies

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Jun 18 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, dies at 77

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • Jun 18 Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (b. 1896)
  • Jun 22 Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker and billiards player (b. 1912)
  • Jun 22 Darius Milhaud, French composer (b. 1892)
  • Jun 25 Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1893)
  • Jun 28 Frank Sutton, actor (Sgt Vince Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50
  • Jun 30 Alberta King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in church
  • Jun 30 Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (b. 1890)
  • Jul 1 Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Jul 3 John C Ransom, US poet (World's Body), dies
  • Jul 4 Mohammed SA al-Hoesseini, Mufti of Jerusalem/pres Com Palestine, dies
  • Jul 6 Carlos Isamitt, composer, dies at 87
  • Jul 9 Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer (Diaghilev), dies at 70
  • Jul 9 Ted Bowley, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1929-30), dies

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Jul 9 Earl Warren, governor of California/Supreme court justice (1953-68), dies at 83

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • Jul 11 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
  • Jul 13 Patrick MS Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948), dies at 76
  • Jul 14 Henri Smajda, Tunis/French publisher (Combat), commits suicide at 77
  • Jul 14 Carl Spaatz, American World War II general and 1st Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, dies at 83
  • Jul 15 Christine Chubbuck, television news reporter (b.1944)
  • Jul 17 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, pitcher (St Louis Cards), dies at 63
  • Jul 19 Joe Flynn, actor (McHale's Navy), dies at 59
  • Jul 19 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian American soccer player (b. 1904)
  • Jul 20 Allen Jenkins, actor (Fugitive from a Chain Gang), dies at 74
  • Jul 21 Willem F K Hussem, painter/poet (Steltlopen on Sea), dies at 74
  • Jul 22 Edna Lewis Thomas, US actress (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 88
  • Jul 22 Lili Darvas, Hungarian actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron), dies at 68
  • Jul 22 Wayne L Morse, (Sen-D-Oregon), dies at 73
  • Jul 23 Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90
  • Jul 24 Chris Chubbock, newscaster, shoots self on air
  • Jul 24 Ernest Milton, actor (Julius Caesar, Cat Girl), dies at 84

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Jul 24 James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935), dies at 82

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick
  • Jul 26 Arthur K Watson, US businessman (IBM), dies at 55
  • Jul 27 Lightning Slim, blues singer (Nothing But the Devil), dies at 61
  • Jul 28 Jack Ellis, cricketer (Victorian WK, Ashes tourist 1926), dies
  • Jul 28 Truman Bradley, TV host (Science Fiction Theater), dies at 69
  • Jul 29 "Mama" Cass Elliot, singer (Mamas & Papas), dies from a heart attack in London at 32
  • Jul 29 Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)
  • Jul 30 Lev Konstantinovich Knipper, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 1 Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)
  • Aug 2 W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver (b. 1893)
  • Aug 3 Almira Sessions, actress (Oklahoma Annie), dies at 85
  • Aug 3 Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), dies at 74
  • Aug 6 Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1925)
  • Aug 7 Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (b. 1925)
  • Aug 7 Sylvio Mantha, professional ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  • Aug 8 Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67
  • Aug 9 Bill Chase, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1934)
  • Aug 10 Ilona Massey, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64
  • Aug 10 Ivor Dean, British actor (Theatre of Death), dies at 57
  • Aug 11 Jack Hill, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1953-55, 8 wickets), dies
  • Aug 11 Vicente Emilio Sojo, composer, dies at 86
  • Aug 13 Hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Umpire in 3 Tests for England), dies
  • Aug 13 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Pray for the Wanderer), dies at 76
  • Aug 14 Raymond Budd, South African trade unionist
  • Aug 15 Edmund Cobb, actor (Motorcycle Gang), dies at 82
  • Aug 15 Mrs Park Chung Hi, wife of South Korean president, murdered
  • Aug 16 Karl E Mundt, (Rep/Sen), dies
  • Aug 17 Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer, dies at 89
  • Aug 17 Edgar Dearing, actor (Free & Easy, Abraham Lincoln), dies at 81
  • Aug 19 Rodger Davies, United States ambassador to Cyprus, murdered at 53 by Greek Cypriot gunmen during a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia