Famous Deaths in 1974

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

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

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

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

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Apr 2nd 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 5th William Hudson, actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49
  • Apr 5th A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (b. 1882)
  • Apr 6th Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall), dies at 89
  • Apr 6th Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b.1895)
  • Apr 8th James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894)
  • Apr 10th Patricia Collinge, dies at 81
  • Apr 10th Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • Apr 11th Curt Conway, American actor, dies at 58
  • Apr 12th Carl Jaffe, dies at 72
  • Apr 13th Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
  • Apr 15th Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (b. 1906)
  • Apr 17th Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 17th Herbert Elwell, US composer (Happy Hypocrite), dies at 75
  • Apr 17th Vinnie Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose
  • Apr 18th Betty Compson, actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77
  • Apr 18th Marcel Pagnol, French writer/movie (Topaz), dies at 79
  • Apr 20th Mohammed Ayub Khan, premier/president (Pakistan), dies
  • Apr 20th Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, dies at 81
  • Apr 21st Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (b. 1895)
  • Apr 24th Bud Abbott, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78
  • Apr 28th Paul Page, actor (Girl from Havanna, Moth), dies at 70

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

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

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May 13th 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 17th Charles Braswell, actor (Only Game in Town), dies at 49
  • May 17th Ernest Nash, German born archaeologist (b. 1898)
  • May 18th Daniel R Topping, US owner (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • May 23rd Kathleen Cannell, writer, dies

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

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

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Jun 9th 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 9th Phillip Tead, actor (Lightnin', Fighting Blade), dies at 80
  • Jun 10th Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/baron Culloden, dies at 74
  • Jun 11th Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
  • Jun 11th Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (b. 1883)
  • Jun 14th Knud Christian Jeppesen, composer, dies at 81
  • Jun 17th Pamela Britton, actress (Blondie, My Favorite Martian), dies at 50
  • Jun 17th Yadavendra Singh, cricketer (Yuvraj of Patiala, Test for India), dies
  • Jun 18th Georgi K Zhukov, Russian marshal/minister of Defense, dies at 77
  • Jun 18th Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (b. 1896)
  • Jun 22nd Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker and billiards player (b. 1912)
  • Jun 22nd Darius Milhaud, French composer (b. 1892)
  • Jun 25th Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1893)
  • Jun 28th Frank Sutton, actor (Sgt Vince Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50
  • Jun 30th Alberta King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in church
  • Jun 30th Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (b. 1890)
  • Jul 1st Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Jul 3rd John C Ransom, US poet (World's Body), dies
  • Jul 4th Mohammed SA al-Hoesseini, Mufti of Jerusalem/pres Com Palestine, dies
  • Jul 6th Carlos Isamitt, composer, dies at 87
  • Jul 9th Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer (Diaghilev), dies at 70
  • Jul 9th Ted Bowley, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1929-30), dies

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Jul 9th 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 11th Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
  • Jul 13th Patrick MS Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948), dies at 76
  • Jul 14th Henri Smajda, Tunis/French publisher (Combat), commits suicide at 77
  • Jul 14th Carl Spaatz, American World War II general and 1st Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, dies at 83
  • Jul 15th Christine Chubbuck, television news reporter (b.1944)
  • Jul 17th Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, pitcher (St Louis Cards), dies at 63
  • Jul 19th Joe Flynn, actor (McHale's Navy), dies at 59
  • Jul 19th Erno Schwarz, Hungarian American soccer player (b. 1904)
  • Jul 20th Allen Jenkins, actor (Fugitive from a Chain Gang), dies at 74
  • Jul 21st Willem F K Hussem, painter/poet (Steltlopen on Sea), dies at 74
  • Jul 22nd Edna Lewis Thomas, US actress (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 88
  • Jul 22nd Lili Darvas, Hungarian actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron), dies at 68
  • Jul 22nd Wayne L Morse, (Sen-D-Oregon), dies at 73
  • Jul 23rd Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90
  • Jul 24th Chris Chubbock, newscaster, shoots self on air
  • Jul 24th Ernest Milton, actor (Julius Caesar, Cat Girl), dies at 84

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

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