Famous Deaths for Year 1988

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 342

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 a former Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBrideIrish Politician and a former 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 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
May 30th - Ella Raines, actress (Uncle Harry, Runaround, Impact), dies at 66

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