Famous Deaths in 1988 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 343 of 343

  • Jul 31st Trinidad Silva, killed in auto accident at 38
  • Aug 1st Florence Eldridge, Broadway actress (The Swan), dies at 86
  • Aug 1st John Cardinal Dearden, US cardinal, dies at 80
  • Aug 1st Trindad Silva, actor (Hill St Blues), dies at 38 in an auto accident
  • Aug 2nd Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season), dies at 50
  • Aug 2nd Roger Vuataz, composer, dies at 90
  • Aug 2nd Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (b. 1914)
  • Aug 6th Anatoli S Levchenko, cosmonaut (TM-4), dies of brain tumor at 47
  • Aug 6th J Skelly Wright, US judge (anti-segregationist), dies at 77
  • Aug 8th Alan Napier, actor (Alfred-Batman), dies at 85
  • Aug 8th Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923)
  • Aug 9th Alan Napier, (Alfred the Butler-Batman), dies at 85
  • Aug 9th Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (b. 1905)
  • Aug 10th Adela Rogers St John, journalist (Free Soul, Honeycomb), dies at 94
  • Aug 10th Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama, dies at 86
  • Aug 11th Anne Ramsey, actress (Throw Mama From Train), dies of cancer at 59
  • Aug 11th Jean-Pierre Ponnele, opera director (Carmina Burana), dies at 56
  • Aug 11th Pauline Lafont, daughter of Bernadette, dies in hiking accident at 25
  • Aug 12th Jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies
  • Aug 13th Otto E Passman, (Rep-D-La, 1947-77), dies at 88
  • Aug 14th Enzo Ferrari, Italy, sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90
  • Aug 14th Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, dies at 48
  • Aug 15th Barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82
  • Aug 15th Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, killed in plane crash
  • Aug 16th Milton Adolphus, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 17th Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr, (Rep-D-NY, 1949-55), dies on 74th birthday
  • Aug 17th Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, pres of Pakistan (1978-88), dies in plane crash at 64
  • Aug 17th Victoria Shaw, actress (Alvarez Kelly, Westworld), dies
  • Aug 18th Alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 18th Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), dies at 83

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Choreographer
Frederick Ashton
  • Aug 21st Hans Gunther Adler, German writer, dies at 78
  • Aug 21st Ray Eames, American designer, artist and architect (b. 1912)
  • Aug 24th Leonard Frey, actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49
  • Aug 24th Max Shulman, author (Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap), dies at 69
  • Aug 25th Price Daniel, (Gov/Sen-D-Texas), dies at 77
  • Aug 26th Paul Francis Lloyd, entertainer, dies
  • Aug 26th Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer (b. 1957)
  • Aug 27th Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (b. 1928)
  • Aug 28th Hazel Dawn, US singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98
  • Aug 28th Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v England 1933), dies
  • Aug 30th Albert F. Frey-Wyssling, Swiss Botanist, dies at 87
  • Sep 1st Leonor Sullivan, (Rep-D-Missouri, 1955-77), dies at 86
  • Sep 5th Gert Froebe, actor (Lover's Wood, Upper Hand), dies at 75
  • Sep 6th Leroy Brown, professional wrestler (b. 1950)
  • Sep 11th George Alpert, railroad executive, dies at 90
  • Sep 11th Luis W Alvarez, physicist (Nobel-1968), dies at 77
  • Sep 11th John Sylvester White, American actor (b. 1919)
  • Sep 12th Alan Bible, (Sen-D-Nev, 1954-74), dies at 78
  • Sep 12th Lauris Morstad, NATO commander/CEO Corning Fiberglass, dies at 71
  • Sep 14th Louis Quinn, actor (Unholy Rollers), dies at 73 of cancer
  • Sep 19th Oren Lee Staley, 1st pres of Natl Farmers Org (1955-79), dies at 65
  • Sep 20th Roy Kinnear, actor (Casanova, Pirates, Scrooge, Help!), dies at 54
  • Sep 21st Christine Norden, actress (Little Shop of Horroers, Night Beat), dies
  • Sep 21st Henry Koster, director, dies
  • Sep 21st Robert Gwathmey, artist, dies at 85
  • Sep 21st Glenn Robert Davis, member of United States Congress (b. 1914
  • Sep 22nd Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (b. 1914)
  • Sep 23rd Arwel Hughes, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 23rd Tibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (b. 1912)
  • Sep 25th Billy Carter, brother of US President Jimmy Carter, dies of cancer at 51
  • Sep 27th William V Shannon, US ambassador to Ireland (1977-81), dies at 61
  • Sep 28th Ethel Grandin, silent screen actress (Deserter), dies at 94
  • Sep 28th Marjorie Bonner Lowry, actress (Reno, Poor Girls), dies at 83
  • Sep 29th Charles Addams, cartoonist (Addams Family), dies of heart attack at 76
  • Sep 30th Joachim Prinz, author/Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), dies at 86
  • Oct 1st Sacheverell Sitwell, English writer (b. 1897)
  • Oct 2nd Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer, developer of the Mini (b. 1906)
  • Oct 3rd Franz Josef Strauss, German FR min of defense (1956-62), dies at 73
  • Oct 3rd Generoso Pope Jr, National Enquirer owner, dies at 61
  • Oct 7th Billy Daniels, singer, dies of cancer at 73
  • Oct 8th Ernst Hermann Meyer, composer, dies at 82
  • Oct 9th Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
  • Oct 9th Felix Wankel, developer of Wankel rotary engine, dies
  • Oct 11th Bonita Granville, actress (The Lone Ranger, Hitler's Children), dies at 55
  • Oct 11th Morgan Farley, actor (Open Secret), dies of natural causes at 90
  • Oct 11th Wayland Flowers, ventriloquist (Madame), dies of AIDS at 48
  • Oct 12th Ken Murray, actor (Bill & Coo, Crooner, Half-Marriage), dies at 85
  • Oct 12th Ruth Manning-Sanders, author of children's books (b. 1895)
  • Oct 13th Mike Venezia, jockey, dies in 5th-race fall at Belmont Race Track, NY
  • Oct 14th Mary Morris, actress (Agitator, Double Door), dies
  • Oct 18th Dimitri Frenkel Frank, writer/director (Hadimassa), dies at 60
  • Oct 19th Friedrich Weinreb, Polish/Neth theologist/economist, dies at 77
  • Oct 19th Son House, American musician (b. 1902)
  • Oct 20th Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (b. 1922)
  • Oct 25th Bill Cody, actor (Blazing Justice, Ghost City), dies at 75
  • Oct 27th Charles Hawtrey, English actor (Carry On), dies near London at 73
  • Oct 27th S B Fuller, founder (Fuller products), dies at 83
  • Oct 30th John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase), dies at 86
  • Oct 30th Sugar Geise, actress (Rhythm Parade), dies after brief illness at 71
  • Oct 30th T. Hee, American animator (b. 1911)
  • Oct 31st John Houseman, actor (The Paper Chase, Rollerball, The Fog), dies of spinal cancer at 86
  • Oct 31st Alfred Pellan, Québécois painter (b. 1906)
  • Nov 3rd Henri van Praag, Dutch para-psychologist, dies
  • Nov 9th Billy Curtis, 4'2" actor (Terror of Tiny Town), dies at 79
  • Nov 9th John Mitchell, former Atny Gen, dies of heart attack in Washington
  • Nov 9th Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • Nov 11th William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor & organist (b. 1900)
  • Nov 13th Antal Dorati, Hungarian/US conductor/composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 13th Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (b. 1902)
  • Nov 15th Mona Washbourne, actress (Blue Bird, Games), dies at 84
  • Nov 16th Lotte Stam-Beese, German/Neth architect, dies at about 85
  • Nov 17th Sheilah Graham, gossip columnist, dies of heart failure at 84
  • Nov 19th Christine Onassis, heiress, dies of heart failure at 37
  • Nov 21st Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • Nov 22nd Erich Fried, writer, dies at 67
  • Nov 22nd Janet Ertel, crooner, dies
  • Nov 22nd Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (b. 1908)
  • Nov 22nd Paul Vario, U.S. Italian Mafia of the Lucchese Family (b. 1914)
  • Nov 22nd Erich Freid, Austrian and British writer, dies at 67
  • Nov 27th Angela Aames, actress (Lost Empire, Basic Training), dies
  • Nov 27th John Carradine, actor (Ten Commandments), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • Nov 27th Karel Horky, composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 27th [John] Hein Donner, chess grand master, dies at 61
  • Dec 2nd Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra)
  • Dec 4th Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (b. 1899)
  • Dec 6th Bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Love Potion No 9), dies at 63
  • Dec 6th Roy Orbison, American musician (Pretty Woman), dies of a massive heart attack at 52
  • Dec 7th Andrei P Ershov, Russian computer pioneer, dies
  • Dec 7th Christopher Connelly, actor (Liar's Moon, Hawmps), dies at 47
  • Dec 7th Peter Langan, Irish restaurateur (Langans London), dies in fire
  • Dec 8th Anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79
  • Dec 8th Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, US singer (Persuasions-Good news), dies at 44
  • Dec 10th Dick Clair, comedian (Clair & McMahon, Facts of Life), dies of AIDS
  • Dec 10th Richard Castellano, aqctor (Honor thy Father), dies at 55
  • Dec 12th John Canning, NY Post managing editor, dies at 56
  • Dec 12th Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano, American Mafia figure (b. 1917)
  • Dec 16th H "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies
  • Dec 16th Sylvester, American singer (b. 1948)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 20th Max Robinson, 1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), dies of AIDS at 49

1st African-American Network TV Anchor Max Robinson
1st African-American Network TV Anchor
Max Robinson
  • Dec 20th Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian television pioneer (b. 1908)
  • Dec 21st Bob Steele, [Robert Bradbury], American actor, dies after short illness at 60
  • Dec 21st Nicholas Tinbergen, Dutch/British biologist, dies at 81
  • Dec 22nd Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies

MurderAssassination

Dec 22nd Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental activist and rubber tapper, assassinated at 44 by rancher Darcy Alves

Environmentalist Chico Mendes
Environmentalist
Chico Mendes
  • Dec 25th Ooka Shohei, Japanese novelist (b. 1909)
  • Dec 25th Edward Pelham-Clinton, 10th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne (b. 1920)
  • Dec 26th John Loder, actor (Sabotage, Java Head), dies at 90
  • Dec 26th Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (b. 1907)
  • Dec 27th Fox Harris, actor (Alienator, Warlords, Sid & Nancy), dies
  • Dec 27th Hall Ashby, US director (Shampoo, 8 Million Ways to Die), dies at 59
  • Dec 28th Hal Ashby, academy-award winning director, dies of cancer at 59
  • Dec 29th Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (b. 1940)
  • Dec 30th Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (b. 1925)