Famous Deaths in 1976

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  • Jan 3 Mal Evans, Beatles' roadie, dies
  • Jan 3 Mateusz Glinski, composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 3 Michael V Love, US test pilot (X-24), dies in F-4 crash at 37
  • Jan 4 Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84
  • Jan 5 Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84
  • Jan 5 John A. Costello, Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 8 Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • Jan 8 Robert Forgan, British fascist (b. 1891)
  • Jan 10 Chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65
  • Jan 10 Howlin' Wolf, singer/guitarist, dies following brain surgery at 65
  • Jan 11 Mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 12 Agatha Christie, British crime writer ("10 Little Indians"), dies at 85

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • Jan 13 Margaret Leighton, British actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53
  • Jan 14 Margaret Leighton, actress (Best Man, Go-Between), dies at 53
  • Jan 14 Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77), dies at 53
  • Jan 17 Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in a car crash [or 1/18]
  • Jan 18 Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in a car crash [or 1/17]
  • Jan 18 Sonia Dresdel, actor (Fallen Idol, Secret Tent), dies at 67
  • Jan 19 Kevin Coughlin, actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30
  • Jan 19 Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (b. 1886)
  • Jan 23 Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 44
  • Jan 23 Paul Robeson, athlete/lawyer/singer, dies in Philadelphia at 77
  • Jan 23 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian film and television actor (b. 1913)
  • Jan 26 João Branco Núncio, Portuguese Bullfighter (b. 1901)
  • Jan 28 Chris Kenner, American R&B singer-songwriter (I Like it Like That), dies at 46
  • Jan 29 Michael Gwynn, actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies at 59
  • Jan 30 Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller, SF Blues Great, dies at 80
  • Jan 30 Mance Lipscomb, rocker, dies at 80
  • Jan 30 Percy Tyson "Plum" Lewis, cricketer (pair in only Test for S Af), dies
  • Jan 31 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (b. 1941)
  • Feb 1 Edgar Pangborn, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
  • Feb 1 Werner C Heisenberg, physicist (Nobel 1932, field theory), dies at 74
  • Feb 1 George Whipple, American scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1878)
  • Feb 2 Harry Elliott, England cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests 1927-34), dies
  • Feb 2 Johan Kaart, Dutch actor (My Fair Lady), dies at 78
  • Feb 2 Maurice Jacobson, composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 3 Neville Lindsay, cricketer (South African batsman in Test v Aust 1921), dies
  • Feb 5 Roger Livesey, actor (Drum, Vice Versa, Col Blimp), dies at 69
  • Feb 5 Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
  • Feb 6 Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist and composer (Peanuts TV specials), dies at 43
  • Feb 9 Percy Faith, Canadian musician (b. 1908)
  • Feb 11 Alice Allen, actress (Call of the Hills), dies
  • Feb 11 Charlie Naughton, actor (Frozen Limits), dies at 89
  • Feb 11 Lee J Cobb, American actor (12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), dies at 64
  • Feb 11 Alexander Lippisch, German scientist (b. 1894)
  • Feb 11 Frank Arnau, German writer (b. 1894)
  • Feb 12 James Clifton Williams, composer (Sinfonians), dies at 52
  • Feb 12 Sal Mineo, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at 37
  • Feb 13 General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup
  • Feb 13 Lily Pons, French/US soprano/opera diva (Met Opera), dies at 71
  • Feb 17 Jean Servais, Belgian actor (Every Man is My Enemy), dies at 65
  • Feb 18 Anton Betzner, writer, dies at 81
  • Feb 18 Eddie Dowling, composer (Anywhere USA), dies at 81
  • Feb 18 Joseph Henabery, actor/director (Cobra), dies at 88
  • Feb 20 Kathryn Kuhlman, religious leader/faith healer, dies
  • Feb 21 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies at 32
  • Feb 21 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Meet Corliss Archer), dies at 74
  • Feb 22 Angela Baddeley, actress (Speckled Band), dies at 71
  • Feb 22 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies of a heart attack at 32
  • Feb 22 Michael Polany, Hungarians/English chemist/sociologist, dies at 84
  • Feb 23 Fuzzy Knight, actor (Gun Town, Ragtime Cowboy Joe), dies at 74
  • Feb 23 L S Lowry, painter, dies
  • Feb 23 LS Lowry, English artist dies (b. 1887)
  • Feb 24 Charles Wilfred Orr, composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 24 H Allen Smith, TV host (Armchair Detective), dies at 69
  • Feb 24 Julian Rivero, actor (Via Pony Express), dies at 85
  • Mar 1 Jean Martinon, French conductor/composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 3 Alfred Sendrey, composer, dies at 92
  • Mar 4 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (b. 1886)
  • Mar 6 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, Light heavyweight boxing champion (1930-34) and actor, dies at 71
  • Mar 7 Erwin Kroll, German composer, dies at 90
  • Mar 7 Wright Patman, American politician (b. 1893)
  • Mar 8 Alfons Rebane, Estonian military commander (b. 1908)
  • Mar 13 Willy Alfredo, [Willem Jue], Dutch comedian/poet, dies at 77
  • Mar 14 Alberta Franklin, silent screen actress, dies at 79
  • Mar 14 Busby Berkeley, US choreographer/dir (Strike Up the Band), dies at 80
  • Mar 14 Martha Saalfeldt, writer, dies
  • Mar 17 Luchino Visconti di Modrone, It director (Terra Diaeresis), dies at 69
  • Mar 18 James McCartney, father of Paul McCartney, dies at 73
  • Mar 18 Robert de Roos, composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 18 Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (b. 1893)
  • Mar 19 George Sklavos, composer, dies at 87
  • Mar 19 Paul Kossoff, rock guitarist (Free), dies of heart failure at 25
  • Mar 19 Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (b. 1889)
  • Mar 20 Michael Goodliffe, actor (Gorgon, 7th Dawn, Way Out), dies at 61
  • Mar 24 Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), dies at 66

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 24 Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British WWII Field Marshal (African campaign, D-Day) and WWI officer, dies at 88

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • Mar 26 Richard Arlen, actor (Apache Uprising, Wings), dies at 75
  • Mar 26 Josef Albers, German artist (b. 1888)
  • Mar 26 Lin Yutang, Chinese writer (b. 1895)
  • Mar 30 Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, actress (Hostage Rights), dies at 99
  • Mar 31 Paul Strand, American photographer (b. 1890)
  • Apr 1 Freddie Lennon, father of John Lennon (Beatles), dies at 63
  • Apr 1 Max Ernst, German/French surrealist painter/sculptor, dies at 85
  • Apr 1 Miroslav Ponc, composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 1 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal, dies at 75
  • Apr 2 Ray Teal, actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza), dies at 74
  • Apr 3 Maurice Johnstone, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 4 Harry Nyquist, Swedish contributor to information theory (b. 1889)
  • Apr 5 Howard Hughes, reclusive billionaire, dies at 72
  • Apr 5 Wilder Penfield, Canadian surgeon (b. 1891)
  • Apr 6 Ruth P Thomson, writer, dies
  • Apr 6 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)
  • Apr 7 Mary Margaret McBride, TV hostess (Mary Margaret McBride), dies at 76
  • Apr 9 Akio Yashiro, composer, dies at 46
  • Apr 9 Phil Ochs, American anti-war folk singer (Draft Dodger Rag), commits suicide at 35
  • Apr 11 Liam Dunn, American actor, dies at 59
  • Apr 12 Paul Ford, actor (Phil Silvers Show), dies at 74
  • Apr 14 Maude Prickett, actress (Rosie-Hazel), dies at 60
  • Apr 14 José Revueltas, Mexican writer (b. 1914)
  • Apr 15 Gerald Smith, antisemite/catholic (National Christian Crusade), dies at 78
  • Apr 17 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85
  • Apr 17 Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • Apr 18 Percy Julian, holder of more than 138 chemical patents, dies at 78
  • Apr 18 Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (b. 1911)
  • Apr 22 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, composer, dies at 79
  • Apr 23 James Flavin, actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 69
  • Apr 23 Ronald Radd, actor (King Lear, Up Jumped a Swagman), dies at 47
  • Apr 23 Shimen Ruskin, actor (Meyer-Corner Bar), dies at 68
  • Apr 24 Mark Tobey, US abstract painter, (Broadway Norm), dies at 85
  • Apr 25 Carol Reed, English film director (Agony & Ecstasy, Oliver!), dies at 69
  • Apr 25 Margaret Bannerman, actress (Great Defender), dies at 79
  • Apr 26 Allan Jackson, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60
  • Apr 26 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45
  • Apr 26 Sid James, South African-born British comedian, dies at 62
  • Apr 28 Eugen Roth, German poet, dies at 81
  • Apr 29 Wilhelm Maler, composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 30 Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer, dies at 51
  • May 1 Rex O'Malley, actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight, Thief), dies at 75
  • May 1 Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (b. 1939)
  • May 1 T.R.M. Howard, civil rights leader, entrepreneur, surgeon (b. 1908)
  • May 3 David Bruce, dies at 62
  • May 3 Ernie Nevers, college fullback (Stanford), dies at 72
  • May 5 Thomas Burnett Swann, sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur), dies at 47
  • May 6 Karel M J F Cruysberghs, Flemish author (On the Pulpit), dies at 85
  • May 8 Alan Baxter, dies at 67
  • May 8 Ulrike Meinhof, lead Germany Red Army Faction, dies
  • May 9 Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer, dies at 74
  • May 9 Valentino Bucchi, composer, dies at 59
  • May 9 Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (b. 1920)
  • May 10 George Curzon, dies at 77
  • May 10 Elias Aslaksen, Leader of Smith's Friends (b. 1888)
  • May 11 Alvar Aalto, architect (Finlandia House), dies at 78
  • May 11 Camille Schmit, composer, dies at 68
  • May 11 J Anaya, Bolivian military/ambassador to France, murdered
  • May 14 Keith Relf, rock vocalist (Yardbirds), electrocuted at 33
  • May 15 Samuel Eliot Morison, US historian (Admiral of Ocean Sea), dies at 88
  • May 20 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1911)
  • May 20 Zelmar Michelini, Uruguayan politician, member of the Christian-Democrat party, and Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz "disappeared"
  • May 21 Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer, dies at 77
  • May 24 Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62
  • May 24 Melle J Oldeboerrigter ("Melle"), painter/cartoonist, dies at 65
  • May 26 Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (Holzweg), dies at 86
  • May 26 Juan Maino, Chilean leader of MAPU, "disappeared"
  • May 27 Ruth McDevitt, actress (Jo-All in the Family), dies at 80
  • May 28 Steffan Danielsen, Faroese painter (b. 1922)
  • May 30 Max Carey, American baseball player (b. 1890)
  • May 31 Jacques Monod, French biochemist, dies
  • May 31 Martha Mitchell wife of former Att Gen John Mitchell, dies in NY at 57
  • Jun 1 Pieter Balledux, actor/stage manager/resistance fighter, dies at 89
  • Jun 2 Alan Dewitt, actor (Mr Tyler-It's About Time), dies at 52
  • Jun 2 Bartoes, [Albertus J Wijstma], cabaret performer/comic, dies at 73
  • Jun 2 Juan José Torres, former President of Bolivia, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor
  • Jun 5 Walter Field, entertainer, dies at 101
  • Jun 5 Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 6 J. Paul Getty, oil magnate/billionaire, dies at 83

Industrialist J. Paul Getty
Industrialist
J. Paul Getty
  • Jun 6 Victor Varconi, actor (Divine Lady, King of Kings), dies at 85
  • Jun 7 Bobby Hackett, jazz cornetist/orchestra leader (Air time '57), dies at 61
  • Jun 9 James A Farley, US Postmaster General (1932-38), dies at 88
  • Jun 9 Paul T B Rodenko, Dutch poet/writer (Never Marry a Witch), dies at 55
  • Jun 9 Sybil Thorndike, actress (Melba, Major Barbara), dies at 93
  • Jun 10 Adolph Zukor, Hungarian/US fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103
  • Jun 11 Jim Konstanty, American baseball player (b. 1917)
  • Jun 13 Don Bolles, US journalist (against Arizona), dies
  • Jun 15 Jimmy Dykes, baseball player and manager (b. 1896)
  • Jun 16 Francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed
  • Jun 16 Victor Dalby Lord, ficticious character on One Life to Live, dies
  • Jun 20 Lou Klein, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • Jun 21 Margaret Herrick, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences director (b. 1902)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 25 Johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
  • Jun 28 Stanley Baker, actor (Accident, Guns of Navarone), dies at 49
  • Jun 29 Leonora Summers, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 30 Firpo Marberry, baseball player (b. 1898)
  • Jul 1 Anneliese Michel, German woman said to be possessed by demons (b. 1952)
  • Jul 2 Frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73
  • Jul 3 Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58
  • Jul 4 Antoni Słonimski, Polish poet (b. 1895)
  • Jul 4 Yonatan Netanyahu, Israel commander killed freeing Israeli hostages during Operation Entebbe in Uganda, at 30 years
  • Jul 6 Fritz Lenz, German geneticist (b. 1887)
  • Jul 7 Gustav Heinemann, German president, dies at 76
  • Jul 7 Norman Foster, dies at 75
  • Jul 7 Walter Giesler, American soccer coach (b. 1910)
  • Jul 12 Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72
  • Jul 13 Max Butting, German composer, dies at 87
  • Jul 13 Frederick Hawksworth, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (b. 1884)
  • Jul 13 Joachim Peiper, German military leader (SS, by assassination; b. 1915)
  • Jul 15 Paul William Gallico, writer, dies at 78
  • Jul 16 Carmelo Soria, Spanish diplomat assassinated in 1976 by the Chilean DINA
  • Jul 19 Gene Roth, actor (Rosie, Tormented, Nightfall), dies at 73
  • Jul 19 Sal Tas, Dutch journalist, dies at 70