Famous Deaths in 1982

Deaths 1 - 200 of 404

  • Jan 1st Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans), dies at 83
  • Jan 1st Victor Buono, actor (Mr Schubert-Man from Atlantis), dies at 43
  • Jan 1st Vladimir K Zworykin, Russ/American engineer (cathode-ray tube), dies
  • Jan 3rd Derek Sealy, cricketer (West Indies 1930-39), dies
  • Jan 5th Hans Conried, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), dies at 64
  • Jan 5th Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56
  • Jan 5th Sir Edmund Herring, Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)
  • Jan 7th Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash
  • Jan 8th Gregoire Aslan, actor (Concrete Jungle), dies of 73 of a heart attack
  • Jan 8th Reta Shaw, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies of emphysema at 69
  • Jan 9th Paul Lynde, actor (Bye Bye Birdie, Bewitched), dies at 55
  • Jan 10th Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, dies at 84
  • Jan 10th Paul Lynde, comedian (Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), dies at 55
  • Jan 13th Marcel Camus, French director (Orfeu Negro), dies at 69
  • Jan 15th Red Smith, sportscaster (Pulitzer, Fight Talk), dies at 76
  • Jan 16th Red Smith, American sports columnist (b. 1905)
  • Jan 18th Burnet Corwin Tuthill, US composer (Laurentia), dies at 93
  • Jan 18th Trent Lehman, actor (Butch-Nanny & the Professor), dies at 20
  • Jan 19th Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy (WW II), dies at 77
  • Jan 19th Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies [or 1/20]
  • Jan 19th Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • Jan 20th Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brus 1974), dies at 31[or 1/19]
  • Jan 22nd Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70), dies at 71
  • Jan 23rd Hope Hampton, actress (Star Dust, Lawful Larcency), dies at 83
  • Jan 24th Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian president and dictator (b. 1918)
  • Jan 25th Mihail A Suslov, Soviet party ideologist, dies at 79
  • Jan 27th Iris Korn, actress (Widder-Palmerstown USA), dies at 60
  • Jan 30th Félix L V L J Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), dies at 76
  • Jan 30th Lightning Hopkins, rocker, dies of cancer at 69
  • Jan 30th Riccardo Nielsen, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 30th Stanley Holloway, comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91

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Jan 30th Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (b. 1912)

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  • Feb 2nd Stringfellow Barr, US educationalist (100 Great Books), dies at 85
  • Feb 2nd Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (b 1905)
  • Feb 4th Sue Carol, actress (She's My Weakness), dies at 73 of a heart attack
  • Feb 4th Alex Harvey, Scottish musician (b. 1935)
  • Feb 4th Georg Konrad Morgen, German judge (b. 1909)
  • Feb 5th Dolores Moran, actress (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 56
  • Feb 5th Neil Aggett, South African worker's union leader, commits suicide
  • Feb 5th Wies [Aloisius CA] Moens, Flemish writer/nazi, dies at 84
  • Feb 6th Ben Nicholson, England, painter/sculptor (Circle), dies at 87
  • Feb 8th John Hay Whitney, US newspaper magnate, dies at 76
  • Feb 10th K R Meher-Homji, cricket wk (Test as Indian, catch no stumped), dies
  • Feb 11th Eleanor Powell, tap dancer/wife of Glenn Ford, dies at 69 of cancer
  • Feb 11th Takashi Shimura, Japans actor (Rashomon, 7 Samurais), dies at 76
  • Feb 11th Victor Jory, Alaskan actor (Kings Row, Manhunt), dies at 79
  • Feb 12th Cornelis Rijnsdorp, Dutch writer (Culprit), dies at 87
  • Feb 12th Hal Hooker, cricket (307 partners with Kippax for last wicket), dies
  • Feb 12th Victor Jory, actor (Adv of Tom Sawyer, 1st Lady, Jigsaw), dies at 79
  • Feb 13th Zeng Jinlian, Hunan China, grew to 8'1" (tallest woman), dies at 17
  • Feb 14th Henk Schaer, [Hendricus J M Schaareman], Dutch actor, dies at 79
  • Feb 15th Rolfe Sedan, actor (Mailman-George Burns Show), dies at 86
  • Feb 17th Lee Strasberg, acting coach/actor (And Justice for All), dies at 81
  • Feb 17th Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (b. 1922)
  • Feb 17th Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 18th Edith Ngaio Marsh, NZ detective writer/producer, dies at 82
  • Feb 18th Tina Carver, actress (Inside Detroit, Uranium Boom), dies at 58
  • Feb 21st Murray "the K" Kaufman, NYC DJ (5th Beatle), dies at 60
  • Feb 22nd Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)
  • Feb 24th Virginia Bruce, actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71
  • Feb 25th J K Irani, cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), dies
  • Feb 26th Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
  • Feb 27th Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer, dies at 39
  • Mar 2nd Philip K[indred] Dick, US Sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Dr Futurity), dies at 53
  • Mar 3rd Georges Perec, French writer, dies at 45
  • Mar 5th John Belushi, comedian (Sat Night Live), dies of drug overdose at 33
  • Mar 6th Ayn Rand, Russian-born American author-philosopher (Atlas Shrugged), dies of heart failure at 77
  • Mar 6th Jan Lemaire, Dutch actor/writer (Beautiful Juultje), dies at 97
  • Mar 7th Charles Borromeo Mills, composer, dies at 68
  • Mar 9th Alan Badel, actor (Shogun), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Mar 9th Rex Marshall, TV announcer (Circuit Rider, Herman Hickman Show), dies
  • Mar 9th Richard A Butler, England, min of Finance, dies at 79
  • Mar 11th Edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55
  • Mar 11th Horace Gregory, American poet (b. 1898)
  • Mar 12th Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Course of Events), dies at 90
  • Mar 13th Albert Weisser, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 13th Wilfred Hawker, Suriname sgt-major, executed
  • Mar 14th Kirill Vladimirovich Molchanov, composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 17th Hans ter Laag, Dutch sound technician, murdered in El Salvador
  • Mar 17th Jan Kuiper, Dutch news editor (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
  • Mar 17th Joop Willemsen, Dutch cameraman, murdered in El Salvador
  • Mar 17th Koos Koster, Dutch newscaster (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
  • Mar 18th Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy), dies at 60
  • Mar 19th Randy Rhoads, heavy metal guitarist (Ozzy Osbourne), air crash at 25
  • Mar 20th Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral, dies at 52
  • Mar 21st Harry H Corbett, British actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky), dies at 57
  • Mar 23rd Mario Praz, Italian author (Casa della vita), dies at 85
  • Mar 24th Goodman Ace, American comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 83
  • Mar 25th Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, dies at 79
  • Mar 26th Agathe "Henriette" de Beaufort, writer (Dolly of Arnhem), dies at 91
  • Mar 28th William Giauque, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • Mar 29th Carl Orff, German composer (Mouth, Antigonae), dies at 86
  • Mar 29th Rudy Bond, actor (Streetcar Named Desire), dies of heart attack at 68
  • Mar 29th Walter Hallstein, W German politician (CDU, H-doctrine), dies at 80
  • Mar 29th Nathan Twining, USAF general (b. 1897)
  • Mar 31st Fritz Eberhard, West German lawyer/resistor, dies at 85
  • Apr 3rd Herman W Filarski, Dutch bridge journalist, dies at 69
  • Apr 3rd Warren Oates, actor (East of Eden, Stoney Burke), dies at 53
  • Apr 4th Tsvetan Tsvetanov, composer, dies at 50
  • Apr 5th Abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71
  • Apr 6th Paul Wiens, German writer and Stasi informant, dies at 59
  • Apr 7th Brenda Benet, actress (Track of Thunder), commits suicide by gun at 36
  • Apr 7th Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (b. 1948)
  • Apr 9th Robert H G Havemann, German chemist/dissident, dies
  • Apr 9th Wilfred Pelletier, symph conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 85
  • Apr 15th 5 murderers, of Egyptian pres Sadat, executed
  • Apr 15th Arthur Lowe, Brits actor (Capt Mainwaring in Dad's army), dies at 66
  • Apr 15th Louis M de Guiringaud, Fren forgn min (1976-78), commits suicide at 70
  • Apr 20th Andrew Sandham, cricketer (325 Eng 1930, 879 runs in 14 Tests), dies
  • Apr 20th Archibald MacLeish, US, lawyer/writer (Conquistador), dies at 89
  • Apr 20th Mimi Boesnach, actress (Wedding of Kloris & Roses), dies at 82
  • Apr 21st Joe Sawyer, actor (Biff O'Hara-Adventures of Rin Tin Tin), dies at 80
  • Apr 22nd Melville Bell Grosvenor, pres (National Geographic Society), dies at 80
  • Apr 25th Celia Johnson, English actress (Brief Encounter, Happy Breed), dies at 73
  • Apr 25th Don Wilson, TV announcer (Jack Benny Show), dies at 81
  • Apr 25th John Cody, US cardinal/archbishop of Chicago (1965-82), dies at 74
  • Apr 25th Paul de Vree, Flemish writer/essayist (Round Table), dies
  • Apr 25th William R Burnett, US, writer (Asphalt Jungle), dies at 82
  • Apr 26th Celia Johnson, British actress (Jean Brodie), dies of stroke at 73
  • Apr 26th Ville Ritola, Finnish 5/10km runner (Olympic-gold-1924, 28), dies
  • Apr 27th Tom Tully, actor (Line-up, Shane), dies at 85
  • Apr 28th Bert van Dongen, [Abraham J Cohen], Dutch singer/actor, dies at 66
  • Apr 28th EW "Nobby" Clark, Engl cricketer (32 wickets in 8 Tests 1929-34), dies
  • Apr 30th Albert TLCA Bird, lecture artist, dies
  • Apr 30th Herman Tholen, Dutch cabaret performer (Juveniles), dies
  • Apr 30th Taisen Deshimaru, founder of several Zen centers in France, dies at 67
  • Apr 30th Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)
  • May 1st Gene Sheldon, actor (Bernardo-Zorro), dies at 72
  • May 1st William Primrose, Scottish violist (b. 1903)
  • May 2nd Helmut Dantine, Austrian-born American actor, born in Vienna
  • May 2nd Hugh Marlowe, actor (Jim Matthews-Another World), dies at 71
  • May 3rd Helmut Dantine, actor (Shadow of the Cloak), dies at 64
  • May 6th Sam Baker, American actor, dies at 75
  • May 7th Alfred Adam, dies at 72
  • May 8th Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident
  • May 8th Neil Bogart, American record executive (b. 1943)
  • May 10th Jean C M Picart le Doux, French designer, dies
  • May 10th Peter Weiss, German playwright (Marat-Sade), dies at 65
  • May 11th Leigh Snowden, actress (Hot Rod Rumble), dies at 51 of cancer
  • May 11th Piet van Egmond, organist/conductor, dies at 70
  • May 12th Humphrey Searle, writer (20th Century counterpoint), dies at 66
  • May 13th Kara Abulfazogli Karayev, composer, dies at 64
  • May 13th Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • May 14th Baron Mariel-Henri Jaspar, Belgian minister/ambassador, dies
  • May 14th Hugh Beaumont, actor (Ward-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 73
  • May 15th Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (b. 1946)
  • May 25th Larry J Blake, actor (Earth vs the Flying Saucers), dies at 68
  • May 26th Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer, dies at 97
  • May 28th Lt Col 'H'. Jones VC, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (British Army) (Falklands War) (b. 1940)
  • May 29th Romy Schneider, actress (Cardinal), dies of cardiac arrest at 43
  • Jun 1st Hendrik Algra, Newspaper publisher/Dutch MP (ARP), dies
  • Jun 2nd Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (b. 1904)
  • Jun 6th Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)
  • Jun 8th [Leroy] Satchel Paige, US baseball pitcher, dies at 75
  • Jun 9th Guillaume Jorissen, Flemish politician, dies at 60
  • Jun 9th Hank Ladd, TV host (Arrow Show, Waiting for the Break), dies at 74
  • Jun 10th Addie "Micki" Harris, US singer (Shirelles-Mama Said), dies at 42
  • Jun 10th Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director, dies of drug overdose at 36
  • Jun 12th Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
  • Jun 12th Sgt Ian McKay VC, Platoon Sergeant 4 Platoon, B Company, 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment (British Army) (Falklands War) (b. 1953)
  • Jun 13th Abdul Aziz Khaled, King of Saudi-Arabia, dies at 69
  • Jun 13th Ken "Slasher" Mackay, cricketer (Aussie all-rounder 1956-63), dies
  • Jun 13th Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)
  • Jun 14th Marie Rambert, [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
  • Jun 14th Marjorie Bennett, actress (Blossom-Dobie Gillis), dies at 87 of cancer
  • Jun 15th Art[hur E] Pepper, US, alto saxophonist, dies at 56
  • Jun 15th Neil Fitzgerald, Irish actor (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 90
  • Jun 16th James Honeyman-Scott, guitarist (Pretenders), overdoses on drugs
  • Jun 18th Curt Jurgens, actor (Disorder), dies of an acute heart attack at 66
  • Jun 18th Djuna Barnes, writer, dies
  • Jun 18th John Cheever, Pulitzer prize winning author, dies at 70 in Ossining
  • Jun 18th Roberto Calvi, director (Banco Ambrosiano), hangs himself
  • Jun 19th John Cheever, US writer (Wapshot Chronicle, Pulitzer), dies at 70
  • Jun 22nd Alan Webb, actor (King Lear, Challenge to Lassie), dies at 75
  • Jun 23rd Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955)
  • Jun 26th Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist, dies
  • Jun 26th Andre Tchaikowsy, pianist/composer, dies
  • Jun 26th Charles Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison for James Bond films, dies at 71
  • Jun 26th Sandy Powell, costume designer, dies at 82
  • Jun 27th Jack Mullaney, actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time), dies at 49
  • Jun 28th Gerard[us M] Rutten, director (Sterren stralen overal), dies
  • Jun 28th Harry Mills, US, singer (Mills Brothers), dies at 70
  • Jun 29th Gerard[us PM] Knuvelder, literature historian (Anthology), dies
  • Jul 1st John Everett Watts, composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 1st Vera [A Veronica] Bondam, actress, dies at 86
  • Jul 2nd Poul Rovsing Olsen, composer, dies at 59
  • Jul 3rd Henry King, US film director (Song of Bernadette, Gunfighter), dies at 96
  • Jul 4th Sylvestre A Guzman Fernandez, pres Dominican Rep, commits suicide
  • Jul 4th Terry Higgins, early British AIDS death (b. 1945)
  • Jul 6th Russell Thorson, actor (One Man's Family), dies at 72
  • Jul 6th Bob Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • Jul 7th Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, soccer star/writer, dies at 76
  • Jul 7th Fred Stuthman, actor (Henry Adler-Hello Larry), dies at 63
  • Jul 8th Isa Miranda, model/actress (Summertime), dies of infected bone at 77
  • Jul 10th Gustav MR von Koenigswald, German/Dutch paleontologist, dies at 79
  • Jul 10th Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Aust/US, singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies
  • Jul 12th Kenneth More, British actor (Genevieve), dies of Parkinson's disease at 67
  • Jul 13th Edith Heerdegen, dies at 69
  • Jul 13th John Alexander, actor (Alien PI), dies at 85
  • Jul 14th George Amadee Tremblay, composer, dies at 71