Famous Deaths for Year 1988

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 343

Jan 1st - Leo Steiner, NY Carnegie Deli's owner, dies
Jan 3rd - Gaston Eyskens, PM of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), dies at 82
Jan 3rd - William Cagney, actor (Torrid Zone), dies of a heart attack at 82
Jan 3rd - Rose Ausländer, German poet (b. 1901)
Jan 3rd - Joie Chitwood, American racedriver & Daredevil (b. 1912)
Jan 4th - Lily Laskine, French harpist (b. 1893)
Jan 5th - "Pistol Pete" Mavarich, NBAer (Atlanta), dies of a heart attack at 40
Jan 5th - Pete Maravich, American basketball player, dies of heart failure at 40
Jan 6th - Brent Collins, soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46
Jan 7th - Trevor Howard, actor (Ryan's Daughter), dies of bronchitis at 71
Jan 7th - Michel Auclair, French actor (b. 1922)
Jan 8th - Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53), dies at 76
Jan 11th - Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, ace WW II pilot, dies at 75 of cancer
NBA Guard Pete MaravichNBA Guard Pete Maravich (Jan 5th) Jan 11th - Isidor Isaac Rabi, nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89
Jan 11th - Florence Knapp, American, one-time oldest person in the world (b. 1873)
Jan 12th - Connie Mulder, South African politician (b. 1925)
Jan 13th - Chiang Ching-huo, president of Taiwan (1978-88), dies at 69
Jan 14th - Georgy M Malenkov, PM of USSR (1953-55), dies at 86
Jan 15th - Sean MacBride, Ireland, commander of Irish Republican Army, dies at 83
Jan 16th - Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (b. 1899)
Jan 19th - Ballard Berkeley, actor (East meets West), dies at 83
Jan 20th - Philippe de Rothschild, Bordeaux Vineyard manager, dies in Paris at 86
Jan 20th - Dora Stratou, Greek choreographer and folklorist (b. 1903)
Jan 21st - Abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies
Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBrideIrish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBride (Jan 15th) Jan 22nd - Georgi M Malenkov, Russian premier (1953-55), dies at 86
Jan 22nd - Parker Fennelly, actor (Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm), dies at 96
Jan 24th - Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C), dies at 91
Jan 24th - Werner Fenchel, German mathematician (b. 1905)
Jan 25th - Colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won't Talk), dies at 87
Jan 27th - Massa Makan Diabaté, Malian author (b. 1938)
Jan 28th - Klaus Fuchs, German physicist (b. 1911)
Jan 29th - Bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide
Jan 29th - James R Killian Jr, MIT pres (1948-59), dies at 83
Jan 29th - Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 46
Jan 30th - Cornelia D "Corry" Spark, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 85
Feb 1st - Heather O'Rourke, (Poltergeist) star, dies of intestinal ailment at 12
Feb 1st - Reinder Zwolsman, Dutch businessman, dies at 75
Feb 2nd - Clive Epstein, brother of Brian Epstein, dies at 51
Feb 2nd - G Mennen Williams, Supreme Court justice, dies at 76 in Detroit
Feb 6th - Lee Goodman, actor (Imitation of Life), dies of TB at 64
Feb 6th - Marghanita Laski, English author (Victorian chaise-lounge), dies
Feb 6th - Nuno Oliveira, Bass Player (b. 1925)
Feb 7th - Lin[wood V] Carter, US, sci-fi writer (Lost World of Time), dies at 57
Feb 8th - Allan Cuthbertson, actor (Running Man, 7th Dawn), dies at 67
Feb 14th - Frederick Loewe, US composer (My Fair Lady), dies at 84
Feb 15th - Frederick [Fritz] Loewe, composer, dies
Feb 15th - Gardiner Means, US economist, dies at 91
Feb 15th - Gerard Holt, architect, dies at 83
Feb 15th - Neil R[onald] Jones, sf writer (Space War, Twin Worlds), dies at 78
Feb 15th - Richard P Feynman, physicist (Nobel 1965, Physical Law), dies at 69
Feb 16th - Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1916)
Feb 19th - André Frédéric Cournand, French-born physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
Feb 24th - Irwan Chanin, US theater builder, dies at 96
Feb 24th - Memphis Slim, [John Len Chatman] American blues musician ("Every Day I Have the Blues"), dies at 72
Feb 25th - Amapola Del Vando, actress (Cowboy), dies at 78
Feb 28th - Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanese playwright, dies at 99
Mar 1st - Jean Le Poulain, actor (Divine), dies at 63
Mar 1st - Joe Besser, comedian (3's Stooges, Abbott & Costello), dies at 80
Mar 3rd - Lois Wilson, actress (Crash, Deluge, Bright Eyes), dies
Mar 3rd - Sewall Wright, US geneticist (evolution model), dies at 98
Mar 5th - Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian (b. 1933)
Mar 6th - Konstantin Iliev, composer, dies at 63
Mar 7th - Divine, [Harris Milstead], female impersonator (Pink Flamingos), dies
Mar 7th - Robert Livingston, actor (The Lone Ranger), dies at 83 of emphysema
Mar 8th - Werner Hartmann, German physicist (b. 1912)
Mar 8th - Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (b. 1918)
Mar 9th - Kurt Georg Kiesinger, West German chancellor (1966-69), dies at 83
Singer and TV Host Andy GibbSinger and TV Host Andy Gibb (Mar 10th) Mar 10th - Andy Gibb, singer, dies of heart infection at 30
Mar 10th - Glenn Cunningham, US world record miler, dies at 78
Mar 10th - William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer, dies at 79
Mar 11th - Pham Hung, premier of Vietnam, dies at about 74
Mar 12th - Billie Rhodes, dies
Mar 12th - William Camp, dies at 74
Mar 13th - Olive Carey, actress (Affairs With a Stranger), dies at 92
Mar 15th - Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet Major General and spy for the CIA, executed at 66
Mar 16th - Dorothy Adams Foulger, actress (Laura, Devil Commands), dies at 88
Mar 17th - Reg Sinfield, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1938), dies
Mar 17th - Nikolas Asimos, Greek counter-culture composer and singer (b. 1949)
Mar 20th - Gil Evans, Canadian/US jazz composer (Out of the Cool), dies at 75
Soviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri PolyakovSoviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri Polyakov (Mar 15th) Mar 27th - Jan van den Weghe, Flemish writer, dies at about 67
Mar 29th - Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player (b. 1924)
Mar 30th - Edgar Faure, French politician (b. 1908)
Mar 31st - Talib Rasul Hakim, composer, dies at 48
Mar 31st - William McMahon, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1908)
Apr 1st - Jim Jordan, actor (Fibber McGee), dies from a blod clot at 91
Apr 1st - Marius W Holtrop, economist/president (Netherlands Bank), dies at 85
Apr 3rd - Milton A Caniff, US cartoonist (Terry & the Pirates), dies at 81
Apr 5th - Alf Kjellin, Swedish actor/director (Juggler), dies
Apr 7th - Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist, dies at 74
Apr 9th - Brook Benton, singer (Just a Matter of Time), dies at 56 of meningitis
Apr 9th - Dave Prater, rocker (Sam & Dave), dies in a car crash at 50
Apr 10th - Cliff Gladwin, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49), dies
Apr 11th - Jeff Donnell, actor (Hoedown, 9 Girls), dies at 66 of a heart attack
Apr 12th - Alan Stewart Paton, writer, dies
Apr 14th - Herbert Reynolds Inch, composer, dies at 83
Apr 14th - Johan Franco, composer, dies at 79
Apr 14th - John Stonehouse, British politician (b. 1925)
Apr 15th - Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81
Apr 15th - Kenneth Williams, dies at 61
Apr 15th - Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (b. 1954)
Apr 16th - Abu Jihad, [Khalil al-Wazzir], PLO-leader, murdered
Apr 16th - Clifford Roach, cricketer (16 Tests early in WI cricket history), dies
Apr 16th - Jacques de Kadt, Dutch 2nd chamber member (soc-dem), dies at 90
Apr 16th - Khalil al-Wazir, PLO milt commander, assassinated by Israeli commandos
Apr 16th - Warde Donovan, dies at 72
Apr 17th - Eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90
Apr 17th - Louise Nevelson, sculptor, dies of brain tumor at 88
Apr 18th - Pierre Desproges, French humorist (b. 1939)
Apr 19th - Kwon Ki-ok, first Korean female pilot (b. 1901)
Apr 22nd - Irene Rich, US actress (Beau Brumell, Champ), dies at 96
Apr 23rd - Arthur Michael, Lord Ramsey/archbishop of Canterbury, dies
Apr 24th - E S "Bob" Newson, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 1930's), dies
Apr 25th - Boris Kremenliev, composer, dies at 76
Apr 25th - Carolyn Franklin, singer/songwriter/son of Aretha, dies at 43
Apr 25th - Clifford D[onald] Simak, sci-fi author (Hugo, Way Station), dies at 83
Apr 27th - David Scarboro, British actor (b. 1968)
Apr 28th - B. W. Stevenson, American country singer (b. 1949)
Apr 29th - Andrew Cruickshank, actor (Body in Library, Murder Most Foul), dies
Apr 29th - Jan Kapr, composer, dies at 74
Apr 30th - James McCracken, US tenor, dies at 61
May 1st - Carroll Righter, astrologer, dies at 88 of postrate cancer
May 1st - Paolo Stoppa, actor (Garibaldi, Visit, Freedom Fighters), dies
May 3rd - Lev Semenovich Pontryagin, Russian mathematician (b. 1908)
May 3rd - Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian, dies at 79
May 5th - George Rose, actor (Devil's Disciple, Hideaways), dies at 68
May 5th - Tamara Pos, Suriname/Dutch activist
May 5th - Michael Shaara, American author (b. 1928)
May 7th - Harris Glenn Divine, dies of natural causes at 42
May 8th - Robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80
May 10th - Shen Congwen, Chinese writer (b. 1902)
Spy Kim PhilbySpy Kim Philby (May 11th) May 11th - Kim Philby, British spy/Soviet mole, dies at 76
May 13th - Chet Baker, jazz trumpeter, fell to death out of a hotel window at 59
May 14th - Willem Drees, PM of Netherland (1948-58), dies at 101
May 15th - Andrew Duggan, actor (Jigsaw, Firehouse), dies of cancer at 64
May 15th - Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill), dies
May 16th - Kay Baxter, best bodybuilder in the world (1983-85), dies in car crash at 42
May 16th - Louise Wood, director of Girl Scouts of USA (1961-72), dies at 78
May 16th - Charles Keeping, English illustrator (b. 1924)
May 18th - Daws Butler, cartoon voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), dies at 71
May 19th - Virginia Farmer, actresss (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 90
May 21st - Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations, dies at 92
May 22nd - Dennis Day, tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies at 71
May 22nd - Giorgio Almirante, Italy, fascist (member of parliament), dies at 73
May 23rd - David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris), dies at 73
May 24th - James "Hamish" Hamilton, Brit publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87
May 24th - Tom Burtt, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer in 11 Tests 1947-53), dies
May 25th - Ernst Ruska, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
May 27th - Florida Friebus, actress (Bob Newhart Show), dies of a stroke at 79
May 27th - Melvin J "Cy" Oliver, US jazz composer/orchestra leader, dies at 77
May 27th - Renato Salvatori, actor (Burn, Luna, 2 Women), dies

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