Famous Deaths in 1983

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  • Jan 2 Bernard George Stevens, composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 2 Dick Emery, actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies at 65
  • Jan 2 Harriet Parsons, producer (Susan Slept Here), dies at 76 of cancer
  • Jan 7 August Cool, Belgian trade union leader, dies at 79
  • Jan 8 Gale Page, actress (4 Daughters, Knute Rockney), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jan 8 Lois Wilson, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • Jan 8 Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)
  • Jan 8 Gerhard Barkhorn, German fighter pilot (b. 1919)
  • Jan 8 Ron Frazer, Australian actor (b. 1924)

MurderMurder of Interest

Jan 10 Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), murdered at 40

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo
  • Jan 11 Nikolaj V Podgorny, president USSR, dies at 79
  • Jan 11 Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator (b. 1894)
  • Jan 12 Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (b. 1944)
  • Jan 13 Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74
  • Jan 13 D Mack Reynolds, US writer (Amazon Planet, Once Departed), dies
  • Jan 13 Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 71
  • Jan 13 John McHugh, actor (Unspeakable), dies of a heart attack at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 15 Meyer Lansky, reputed mobster, dies in Miami Beach Fla at 80

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Mobster
Meyer Lansky
  • Jan 15 Shepperd Strudwick, actor (Psychomania), dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 17 Doodles Weaver, actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at 71
  • Jan 20 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (b. 1933)
  • Jan 22 Fred Bakewell, cricketer (dashing England bat of 30s, 6 Tests), dies
  • Jan 24 George Cukor, director, dies of stroke & heart attack at 83
  • Jan 26 Paul "Bear" Bryant, college football coach (Alabama), dies at 69
  • Jan 27 Louis De Funes, French actor and writer (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
  • Jan 27 Paul "Bear" Bryant, US football coach (Alabama), dies at 69
  • Jan 27 Robert Christian, actor (Bustin' Loose), dies of cancer at 42
  • Jan 28 Billy Fury, actor (That'll Be the Day), dies at 42 of heart failure
  • Jan 28 Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1890)
  • Jan 30 Joan Valerie, actress (Pier 13), dies of pneumonia
  • Jan 30 [Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, sci-fi author (Earth War), dies at 65
  • Feb 1 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian bicycle manufacturer, dies
  • Feb 2 Bryan Valentine, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 454 runs), dies
  • Feb 2 Roy Horb, Suriname sergeant/putschist, commits suicide
  • Feb 2 Sam Chatman, elder statesman of the blues, dies
  • Feb 4 Jim Ameche, actor (Festival of Stars), dies at 68
  • Feb 4 Karen Carpenter, rock drummer (Carpenters), dies of anorexia at 32
  • Feb 4 Reginald Denham, director/writer (Death at BC House), dies at 89
  • Feb 5 Derk Roemers, Dutch union leader/politician (soc dem), dies at 67
  • Feb 10 Eduard Franz, actor (Zorro), dies at 80
  • Feb 12 Eubie Blake, US ragtime-composer/pianist (Memories of You), dies at 96
  • Feb 13 Marian Nixon, actress (Dr Bull, Sweepstakes), dies of cancer at 78
  • Feb 14 Lina Radke, German athlete (b. 1903)
  • Feb 19 Alice White, actress (Employees' Entrance), dies at 78 of a stroke
  • Feb 20 James G Richardson, (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), dies at 37 in ski accident
  • Feb 20 Ray Vitte, actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), killed by police at 33
  • Feb 20 Fritz Köberle, Austrian-Brazilian physician (b. 1910)
  • Feb 22 Christina E "Christine" Auwen, singer/wife of John Kelly, dies at 75
  • Feb 22 Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1935), dies at 70
  • Feb 23 Adrian Boult, conductor, dies
  • Feb 24 Herbert Norman Howells, composer, dies at 90
  • Feb 25 John Cowles Sr, US publisher, dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 25 Tennessee Williams, US playwright and writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • Mar 1 Arthur Koestler, Hung/British writer ("Darkness at Noon"), commits suicide at 77
  • Mar 3 Hergé, Belgian comics creator (b. 1907)
  • Mar 6 Thelma Pelish, actress (Pajama Game), dies at 55
  • Mar 7 Igor Markevich, composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 7 Robert Bray, actor (Corey-Lassie, Simon-Stagecoach West), dies at 65
  • Mar 8 William T Walton, English composer (Belhazzar's feast), dies at 80
  • Mar 9 Faye Emerson, actress (I've Got a Secret), dies of cancer at 65
  • Mar 9 Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist famous for his work on neurotransmitters (Nobel 1970), dies at 78
  • Mar 12 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukraine economist (Plan, profit, bonus), dies at 85
  • Mar 13 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), dies at 58
  • Mar 13 Paul R Citroen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 86
  • Mar 14 Maurice Ronet, actor (Circle of Love, Frantic, Sphinx), dies at 55
  • Mar 15 Jose Luis Sert, Spanish-US architect/urban developer, dies at 80
  • Mar 15 Rebecca West, English writer (b. 1892)
  • Mar 16 Arthur Godfrey, TV host (Arthur Godrey Show), dies at 79
  • Mar 16 Fred Rose, Canadian politician (b. 1907)
  • Mar 17 Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
  • Mar 18 Umberto of Piemonte, King Umberto II of Italy (1946) and Italy's last king dies in exile aged 78
  • Mar 18 Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist (b. 1910)
  • Mar 20 Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (b. 1891)
  • Mar 23 Barney Clark, 1st artifical heart recipient, dies after 112 days at 62
  • Mar 23 David Wynne, Welsh composer (Owain ab Urien), dies at 82
  • Mar 25 Martha Sleeper, actress (Spitfire), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Mar 25 Bob Waterfield, American football player (b. 1920)
  • Mar 26 Anthony F Blunt, British art historian/spy for USSR, dies at 75
  • Mar 27 James Hayter, actor (Pickwick Papers, Trio, Great Game), dies at 75
  • Mar 27 Janis Ivanovs, composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 28 Ank [Anna M] van der Moer, actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy), dies at 71
  • Mar 28 Martinus A Jansen, bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70), dies at 77
  • Mar 31 Stephen Murray, actor (Guilty, Silent Dust, Master Spy), dies at 70
  • Mar 31 Christina Stead, Australian writer (b. 1902)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 4 Gloria Swanson, actress (Airport 1975), dies of a heart ailment at 84

  • Apr 4 Jacqueline Logan, silent film leading lady, dies at 78
  • Apr 5 Danny Rapp, American musician (Danny & the Juniors) (b. 1941)
  • Apr 6 Ana Maria, Salvador guerilla leader, murdered
  • Apr 7 Gavin Gordon, television actor (Romance, Lone Cowboy), dies at 82
  • Apr 10 Issam Sartawi, PLO ambassador to Portugal, murdered
  • Apr 11 Dolores Del Rio, actress (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 78
  • Apr 12 Carl Morton, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • Apr 13 Theodore Stephanides, Greek doctor and naturalist (b. 1896)
  • Apr 14 Nina Dumbadze, Russian discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952), dies at 64

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 14 Pete Farndon, rock bassist (Pretenders), dies

Musician Pete Farndon
Musician
Pete Farndon
  • Apr 14 Willem F Bon, Dutch composer, dies at 42
  • Apr 15 Gyula Illyes, Hungarian writer/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), dies at 80
  • Apr 15 Rodolfo Hoyos, actor (Luis-Viva Valdez), dies at 68
  • Apr 15 Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor
  • Apr 17 Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies
  • Apr 17 Mark W Clark, US general (WW II), dies at 87
  • Apr 17 Peter Potter, DJ (Peter Potter Show, Juke Box Jury), dies at 78
  • Apr 18 Alan Melville, cricketer (11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs), dies
  • Apr 19 Jerzy Andrzejewski, Polish writer (Ashes & Diamonds), dies at 73
  • Apr 19 Lorene Scott, actress (Faraway Hill), dies at 74
  • Apr 20 Jerzy Andrezjewski, writer, dies
  • Apr 22 Earl "Fatha" Hines, US, jazz pianist/conductor, dies
  • Apr 22 Walter Slezak, actor (Bedtime For Bonzo), commits suicide in NY at 80
  • Apr 23 Buster Crabbe, 400m US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1932), dies at 73
  • Apr 23 Selena Royale, actress (Robot Monster), dies at 78
  • Apr 24 Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943)
  • Apr 26 Bronislaw Kaper, composer, dies at 81
  • Apr 26 Vaughn Taylor, actor (Johnny Jupiter), dies at 72
  • Apr 28 Ron James, cricketer (NSW's Sheffield Shield capt 1949-50), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 30 George Balanchine, Russian/US ballet composer/choreographer, dies from Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease at 79

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • Apr 30 Jerry Hatsuo Fujikawa, actor (Uncle Matsu-Mr T & Tina), dies at 71

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 30 Muddy Waters, US blues singer/guitarist (Mad Love), dies at 70

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • Apr 30 Joel H. Hildebrand, American Chemist whose research led to new treatments for divers with the 'bends' through the use of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures, dies at 101
  • May 1 V N Swamy, Indian cricket pace bowler (without distinction), dies
  • May 2 Marius F Duintjer, architect, dies
  • May 2 Norm Van Brocklin, American football star (b. 1926)
  • May 3 Vaughn Taylor, act (Jailhouse Rock), dies of cerebal hemmorrhage at 72
  • May 4 Nino Sanzogno, composer, dies at 72
  • May 5 John Williams, actor (Family Affair, Dial M for Murder), dies at 80
  • May 5 Horst Schumann, Nazi physician (b. 1901)
  • May 6 Kai Winding, American trombonist and jazz composer (b. 1922)
  • May 7 Peter Edel, writer, dies
  • May 10 John P Strijbos, writer (Called that Bird), dies at 92
  • May 11 Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson, author (Anything Box), dies at 65
  • May 14 Miguel Aleman Valdes, attorney/President of Mexico (1946-52), dies at 80
  • May 14 Roger J. Traynor, American judge (b. 1900)
  • May 16 Carel Brons, Dutch composer, dies at 52
  • May 19 Jean Rey, Belgian politician and President of the European Commission dies at 80
  • May 21 Finn Einar Mortensen, composer, dies at 61
  • May 21 Kenneth Clark, English art historian (b. 1903)
  • May 23 Albert Claude, Belgian biologist (Nobel 1974), dies at 84
  • May 25 Sydney Box, academy award producer, dies at 76
  • May 25 Jean Rougeau, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • May 25 Black Jack Stewart, Canadian NHL hockey player (b. 1917)
  • May 27 Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk, composer, dies at 67
  • May 28 Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (b. 1909)
  • May 29 Arvīds Pelše, Soviet Latvian statesman (b. 1899)
  • May 30 Alfred M Gruenther, US general/NATO-commander (1953-56), dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 31 Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight boxing champ/actor, dies at 86

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Jun 1 Anna Seghers, writer, dies at 82
  • Jun 1 Charles Tham, of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha, count of Flanders/Prince, dies
  • Jun 2 Stan Rogers, musician, dies in aircraft fire
  • Jun 3 Miroslav "Standa" Bares, actress (Te Gkek Om Los te Lopen), dies at 60
  • Jun 3 Nanna, Rafi Khawar, Lollywood actor, Lahore
  • Jun 7 Charles von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Belgium prince, buried
  • Jun 7 Daniele Amfiteatrov, composer, dies at 81
  • Jun 12 Norma Shearer, actress (Escape, Romeo & Juliet), dies at 82
  • Jun 15 Srirangam Srinivasarao, also known as Sri Sri, Telugu poet (b. 1910)
  • Jun 16 James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman, at 87
  • Jun 17 Eelco N van Kleffens, Dutch min of Foreign affairs 1939-46, dies at 88
  • Jun 17 Peter Mennin(i), US composer (Moby Dick), dies at 60
  • Jun 21 Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (Tijl), dies at 87
  • Jun 25 Alberto Evaristo Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), dies at 67
  • Jun 26 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 82
  • Jun 27 Don Ida, balloonists, dies during a race
  • Jun 27 Maxie Anderson, balloonists, dies during a race
  • Jun 30 Bo Gentry, songwriter/producer, dies
  • Jun 30 Mary Livingstone, [Sadye Marks] Comedienne, (Jack Benny), dies at 77
  • Jul 1 R Buckminster Fuller, inventor/philosopher, dies in LA at 87
  • Jul 3 John Fleming (Jack) Brock, scientist, physician and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, 78
  • Jul 4 Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), dies at 65
  • Jul 5 Arie Querido, psychiatrist (social psychiatry), dies
  • Jul 5 Harry James, swing-era bandleader/trumpet player, dies at 67
  • Jul 5 Vaclav Trojan, composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 7 George Cukor, director (My Fair Lady), dies on 84th birthday
  • Jul 7 Herman Kahn, US futurist/nuclear strategist, dies at 71
  • Jul 7 Vicki Morgan, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl), murdered at 30
  • Jul 9 Keith Wickenden, British Politician (b. 1932)
  • Jul 10 Werner Egk, German composer (Die Zaubergeige), dies at 82
  • Jul 11 Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian writer (b. 1915)
  • Jul 12 Chris Wood, rocker (Traffic), dies at 39
  • Jul 13 Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (b. 1909)
  • Jul 14 Jack MacBryan, cricketer (Test for England 1924), dies
  • Jul 15 Eddie Foy Jr, actor (Eddie-Fair Exchange), dies of cancer at 78
  • Jul 20 Frank Reynolds, news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies at 59
  • Jul 23 Georges Auric, French composer (It Always Rains on Sunday), dies at 84
  • Jul 25 Jerome Moross, US composer (Frankie & Johnny), dies at 69
  • Jul 27 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
  • Jul 28 Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies
  • Jul 29 David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland at 73
  • Jul 29 J B Charles, [Willem Nagel], Dutch criminologist/writer, dies at 83
  • Jul 29 Luis Buñuel, director (Monk), dies of cirrhosis of liver at 83
  • Jul 29 Raymond Massey, actor (Dr Kildare), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • Jul 30 Howard Deitz, MGM executive, dies at 86 of Parkinson's disease
  • Jul 30 Lynn Fontanne, Broadway's premier actress (Emmy 1965), dies at 95
  • Jul 30 Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)
  • Aug 1 Peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62
  • Aug 2 James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records, die at 47
  • Aug 3 Carolyn Jones, actress (Morticia-Addams Family), dies at 54 of cancer
  • Aug 5 Judy Canova, American comedian and actress (Cannonball), dies of cancer at 66
  • Aug 6 Klaus Nomi, German singer (b. 1944)
  • Aug 12 Henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies
  • Aug 15 Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42
  • Aug 15 Benjamin V Cohen, US author of New Deal legislation, dies at 88
  • Aug 16 Earl Averill, American baseball player (b. 1902)