Famous Deaths in 1976

Deaths 1 - 200 of 328

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 24th Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British Field Marshal, Alton, Hampshire

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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