Famous Deaths in 1976 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 327 of 327

  • Jul 20 Tom Lowry, cricketer (early New Zealand Test captain), dies
  • Jul 21 Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to Ireland, assassinated
  • Jul 23 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64
  • Jul 27 Ray Brennan, retired US Air Force captain, American Legion bookkeeper and the 1st American to die of "Legionnaire's Disease", dies of an apparent heart attack at 61
  • Jul 28 Jacob Soetendorp, rabbi, dies at 62
  • Jul 28 Lucie Mannheim, actress (39 Steps), dies at 77
  • Jul 29 Mickey Cohen, American gangster (b. 1913)
  • Jul 30 Emil Solomon "Solly" Sachs, South African socialist, dies in London
  • Aug 2 Fritz Lang, German-Austrian director (Cloak & Dagger, Metropolis), dies at 85
  • Aug 4 Enrique Angelelli, Argentine bishop
  • Aug 4 Roy Herbert Thomson, Canadian publisher (b. 1894)
  • Aug 5 Adrian Roland Holst, poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88
  • Aug 6 Gregor Piatigorsky, Russian cellist, dies at 73
  • Aug 7 Cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
  • Aug 7 Murvyn Vye, actor (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 63
  • Aug 8 John Roselli, hired by CIA to kill Castro, found murdered
  • Aug 9 Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65
  • Aug 9 Max Vredenburg, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 10 Bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies
  • Aug 10 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), dies at 74
  • Aug 12 Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies
  • Aug 15 Jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84
  • Aug 16 Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 83
  • Aug 17 Murvyn Vye, actor (Road to Bali, Escape to Burma), dies at 63
  • Aug 17 William Redfield, actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop), dies at 48
  • Aug 19 Alastair Sim, actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75
  • Aug 19 Jeno Kenessey, composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 19 Ken Wadsworth, cricketer (Exciting NZ keeper), dies of cancer at 29
  • Aug 20 Phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69
  • Aug 21 Ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies
  • Aug 22 Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, President of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73
  • Aug 22 Oskar Brusewitz, East German vicar, sets self on fire
  • Aug 22 Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (b. 1913)
  • Aug 24 Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 25 Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
  • Aug 25 Perc Hornibrook, cricketer (6 Tests 1928-30, 17 wickets), dies
  • Aug 26 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier, More than singing), dies at 88
  • Aug 26 Warner Anderson, actor (Doctor, Lineup, Peyton Place), dies at 65
  • Aug 27 Mukesh, Indian playback singer (b. 1923)
  • Aug 29 Anissa Jones, actress (Buffy, Family Affair), ODs at 18
  • Aug 29 Jimmy Reed, rocker, dies of epileptic seizure at 50
  • Aug 29 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (b. 1899)
  • Aug 31 Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81
  • Sep 2 Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish writer (b. 1934)
  • Sep 5 A E R Gilligan, cricketer (11 Tests for England 1922-25), dies
  • Sep 8 Assen Karastoyanov, composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 8 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, composer, dies at 81

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Sep 9 Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), dies of a heart attack at 82

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • Sep 10 Dalton Trumbo, US writer/director (Johnny Got His Gun), dies at 70
  • Sep 10 Dorothy Devore, actress (Newscast, Senor Daredevil), dies at 77
  • Sep 10 George Baxter, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), dies at 71
  • Sep 10 Mordecai Johnson, 1st African American president of Howard U, dies at 86
  • Sep 11 Jan Kunc, Czech composer (Czech State Anthem), dies at 93
  • Sep 13 Albert Tessier, French Canadian priest, historian and filmmaker (b. 1895)
  • Sep 13 Armand Mondou, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1905)
  • Sep 20 Johan Boskamp, opera singer/actor, dies at 83
  • Sep 21 Orlando Letelier, minister Chile, dies
  • Sep 24 Bruno VeSota, actor/director (Chopper, Teenage Doll), dies at 54
  • Sep 24 Romney Brent, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz), dies at 74
  • Sep 26 Lavoslav Ružička, Croatian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)
  • Sep 30 Louis Fourestier, composer, dies at 84
  • Oct 4 Alexander Gray, singer (This is Music), dies at 74
  • Oct 5 Barbara Nichols, actress (Pajama Game, Loved One), dies at 46
  • Oct 5 Lars Onsager, Norwegian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
  • Oct 6 Gilbert Ryle, British philosopher (b. 1900)
  • Oct 7 Nikolai Lopatnikoff, composer, dies at 73
  • Oct 9 Walter Warlimont, German General WWII (b. 1894)
  • Oct 10 Connee Boswell, singer (Pete Kelly's Blue), dies at 68
  • Oct 10 Silvana Armenulic, Yugoslavian folk singer (b. 1939)
  • Oct 11 Connie Boswell, actress (Artists & Models), dies at 68
  • Oct 11 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (b. 1897)
  • Oct 12 Jose Rozo Contreras, Colombian composer, dies at 82
  • Oct 14 Edith Evans, English actress (Tom Jones, Scrooge, Chalk Garden), dies at 88

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Oct 15 Carlo Gambino, Italian-American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 74

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Gangster
Carlo Gambino
  • Oct 18 Kavi Samrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Telugu writer (b. 1895)
  • Oct 23 Leonard Lee, US R&B-singer (Shirley & Lee-I'm Gone), dies at 40
  • Oct 24 Richard Sturzenegger, composer, dies at 70
  • Oct 25 Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French writer (Last Days), dies at 73
  • Oct 27 Deryck Victor Cooke, composer, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 57
  • Oct 31 Linda Watkins, actress (From Hell it Came, Harpy), dies at 68
  • Nov 1 Oscar Beregi Jr, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in the City), dies at 58
  • Nov 9 Billy Halop, actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family), dies at 56
  • Nov 11 Alexander Calder, American sculptor (mobiles), dies at 78
  • Nov 11 E Q Davies, cricketer (9 runs & 7 wickets in 5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Nov 12 Walter Hamor Piston, US composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 12 Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1893)
  • Nov 15 Jean Gabin, French actor (Quai des Brumes), dies at 72
  • Nov 17 Victor Alessandro, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 18 Man Ray, US artist (Dada), dies at 86
  • Nov 19 Sir Basil Spence, British architect (b. 1907)
  • Nov 20 Trofim Lysenko, Stalinist biologist (b. 1898)
  • Nov 21 Niles Welch, actor (Cornered), dies at 88
  • Nov 22 Rupert Davies, actor (Zeppelin, Oblong Box), dies at 59

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Nov 23 Andre Malraux, [Berger], author (Conquerors)/min of Culture, dies at 75

Novelist André Malraux
Novelist
André Malraux
  • Nov 28 Robert Fleming, composer, dies at 55
  • Nov 28 Rosalind Russell, actress (Mame), dies of cancer at 68
  • Nov 29 Godfrey Cambridge, actor (Watermelon Man), dies at 43
  • Nov 29 Judith Lowry, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays ...), dies at 86
  • Nov 30 Fritz Rasp, actor (Diary of a Lost Girl), dies at 85
  • Dec 2 Danny Murtaugh, baseball manager (Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 59
  • Dec 2 William Tannen, actor (Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull), dies at 65
  • Dec 3 Mary Nash, actress (Philadelphia Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies at 91
  • Dec 4 Benjamin Britten, British composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at 63
  • Dec 4 Tommy Bolin, rock guitarist (Deep Purple), dies of heroin overdose
  • Dec 4 W. F. McCoy, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
  • Dec 6 João Goulart, President of Brazil (b. 1918)
  • Dec 9 Nino Martini, actor (Here's to Romance), dies at 71
  • Dec 12 Jack Cassidy, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She), dies at 49
  • Dec 12 Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist (b. 1890)
  • Dec 13 Eduard Claudius, writer, dies
  • Dec 16 George, a goose that lived to 49 years 8 months, dies
  • Dec 16 Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (Social Credit Party of Canada) (b. 1917)
  • Dec 18 George Emmett, cricketer (England opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies
  • Dec 20 Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chicago), dies at 74
  • Dec 20 Walter Fitzgerald, actor (Adv of Sadie, Fallen Idol), dies at 80
  • Dec 21 Edward Bartlett, cricketer (WI Test batsman in 5 Tests 1928-31), dies
  • Dec 23 Frank Forest, actor (Big Broadcast of 1937, Champagne Waltz), dies
  • Dec 23 Paul M Frank Forest, dies at 80
  • Dec 23 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, dies at 72
  • Dec 24 Victor Stanitsin, actor (War & Peace, Jubilee), dies at 79
  • Dec 24 Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, heir to the throne of Portugal (b. 1907)
  • Dec 25 Arthur Mitchell, cricketer (batted in 6 Tests for Eng 1933-36), dies
  • Dec 25 Frankie Darro, actor (Radio Ranch, Valley of Wanted Men), dies at 58
  • Dec 26 Philip A Heart, (Sen-D-Mich), dies at 64
  • Dec 28 Freddie King, rocker, dies at 42
  • Dec 28 Katharine Byron, American politician (b. 1903)
  • Dec 29 Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500 m sprinter (Oly-silver-76), dies at 22