Famous Deaths in 1977 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 278 of 278

  • Sep 9 John Breeden, actor (Madame Racketeer, Salute), dies at 73
  • Sep 10 Hamida Djandoubi, Tunisian convicted murderer who was the last person to be executed in Western Europe, is beheaded in Marseille by guillotine at 28
  • Sep 11 Don Blackman, actor (Old Man & Sea, Desert Legion), dies at 65
  • Sep 11 Leonard Carey, American actor (Rebecca, Laughter), dies at 90
  • Sep 12 Robert Lowell, US poet/pacifist (Near the Ocean), dies at 60)
  • Sep 12 Steven Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist, dies in police custody at 30
  • Sep 13 Arthur Fagg, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1936-39/umpire), dies
  • Sep 13 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra), dies of a heart attack at 95
  • Sep 16 Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29
  • Sep 16 Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53
  • Sep 18 Paul Bernays, Swiss mathematician (b. 1888)
  • Sep 25 Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician, dies at 78
  • Sep 29 Alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, Russian composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 8 Giorgos Papasideris, Greek country singer, composer, lyricist (b. 1902 )
  • Oct 10 Angelo Muscat, Maltese actor (b. 1930)
  • Oct 11 Mason Gross, professor (Think Fast, 2 for the Money), dies at 66
  • Oct 11 MacKinlay Kantor, American author (b. 1904)
  • Oct 12 Doris Davenport, actress (Behind the News, Westerner), dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 14 Bing Crosby [Harry Lillis Crosby], American singer and actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Oct 15 Ralph Truman, English actor (Henry V, Treasure Island), dies at 77
  • Oct 16 Michael Balcon, producer, dies at 81
  • Oct 17 [Robert] Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player and umpire (only person in football and baseball Hall of Fame), dies at 77
  • Oct 18 Rolph Grant, cricketer (West Indian capt on 1939 England tour), dies
  • Oct 18 Andreas Baader (b. 1943)
  • Oct 18 Gudrun Ensslin, German terrorist (Founder of Red Army Faction), dies at 37
  • Oct 18 Jan-Carl Raspe (b. 1944)
  • Oct 20 Cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28
  • Oct 20 Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 29
  • Oct 20 Steve Gaines, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in air crash at 28
  • Oct 21 Ferit Tuzun, composer, dies at 48
  • Oct 27 James M Cain, US writer (Postman Always Rings Twice), dies at 85
  • Oct 31 Joan Tetzel, actress (Hell Below Zero), dies at 56
  • Nov 2 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, dies at 76
  • Nov 3 Florence Vidor, American actress (Jack Knife Man), dies at 82
  • Nov 5 Aleksei G Stachanov, Russian model miner, dies at 72
  • Nov 5 Guy Lombardo, orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne), dies in Houston at 75

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 5 René Goscinny, French cartoonist (Asterix), dies of cardiac arrest during a routine stress test at 51

Author and Cartoonist René Goscinny
Author and Cartoonist
René Goscinny
  • Nov 8 Bucky Harris, American baseball player (b. 1896)
  • Nov 8 Georg Wüst, German Oceanographer, dies at 87
  • Nov 9 Gertrude Astor, actress (Ship of Wanted Men), dies on 90th birthday
  • Nov 11 Greta Keller, Vienna-born cabaret singer and actress (b. 1903)
  • Nov 11 Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist (b. 1950)
  • Nov 13 Ingrid Schubert, German terrorist (b. 1944)
  • Nov 14 Richard Addinsell, English composer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 73
  • Nov 14 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of ISKCON (b. 1896)
  • Nov 15 Serafin Pro, Cuban composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 18 Victor Francen, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio), dies at 89
  • Nov 18 Kurt Schuschnigg, Austrian politician (b. 1897)
  • Nov 19 Sonny [William] Criss, American jazz musician (bebop, Jazz USA), commits suicide at 50
  • Nov 20 Maxie Wander, writer, dies
  • Nov 22 Reg Perks, England cricket pace bowler (1938-39), dies
  • Nov 24 Richard Carlson, actor/director (Little Foxes, Hunted), dies at 65
  • Nov 25 Richard Carlson, actor (Col MacKenzie-MacKenzie's Raiders), dies at 65
  • Nov 27 John Little McClellan, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Ark), dies at 81
  • Nov 28 Trevor Bardette, actor (Clanton-Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 75
  • Nov 29 George Hamilton Combs, American politician and TV and radio commentator (Through the Curtain), dies at 78
  • Nov 30 Terrence Rattigan, British writer and playwright (b. 1911)
  • Dec 1 Paul Hardy, Belgian designer (Italian Country, dies at 69
  • Dec 4 Leila Hyams, actress (Red Headed Woman, Freaks), dies at 72
  • Dec 5 Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Soviet military commander (b. 1895)
  • Dec 5 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist (Bright Moments, The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color) dies of a stroke at 42
  • Dec 7 Paul Gibb, cricketer (England batsman, 8 Tests), dies
  • Dec 7 Peter Carl Goldmark, German-Hungarian engineer (developed the LP record format), dies in a car accident at 77
  • Dec 9 Clarice Lispector, writer, dies
  • Dec 10 Adolph Rupp, American basketball coach (b. 1901)
  • Dec 12 Baroness Clementine Spencer-Churchill (nee Hozier), widow of Sir Winston, dies at 92
  • Dec 15 Wilfred Kitching, the 7th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1893)
  • Dec 16 Risto Jarva, Finnish filmmaker (b. 1934)
  • Dec 18 Cyril Ritchard, actor (Peter Pan), dies at 80
  • Dec 18 Louis Untermeyer, poet/critic/TV panelist (What's My Line), dies at 92
  • Dec 19 Nellie Tayloe Ross, 1st woman governor, dies at 101
  • Dec 22 Johann Nepomuk David, composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 24 Samael Aun Weor, Colombian writer (b. 1917)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 25 Charlie Chaplin, British actor and comedian (Modern Times, The Kid), dies in Switzerland at 88

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • Dec 26 Howard Hawks, American director/producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface, The Big Sleep), dies at 81
  • Dec 26 Ivan Rezak, Czech composer, dies at 53
  • Dec 31 Nora Marlowe, actress (Sara-Gov & JJ), dies at 62
  • Dec 31 Sabah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, ruler of Kuwait (b. 1924)