Famous Deaths in 1983

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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