Famous Deaths in 1990

Deaths 1 - 200 of 484

  • Jan 1 Charles Boost, Dutch film critic, dies at 82
  • Jan 1 Joe Hardstaff Jr, cricketer (23 Tests for England, 1636 runs), dies
  • Jan 1 Suzuki Sochu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/abbot of Ryutakuji, dies
  • Jan 1 James W. Wood, American astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 65
  • Jan 2 Alan Hale Jr, Skipper on Gilligan's Island, dies of cancer at 71
  • Jan 2 Vladimir Alexis Ussachevsky, Manchuria composer (Creation), dies at 78
  • Jan 3 Ken Hill, actor (Cobra, Protocol), dies
  • Jan 3 Arthur Gold, American pianist, half of Gold and Fizdale duo (b. 1917)
  • Jan 4 Alberto Lleras Camargo, president of Colombia (1945-46, 58-62), dies
  • Jan 4 Robert F Adams, US, sci-fi author (Castaways in Time), dies at 57
  • Jan 4 Harold Edgerton, American electrical engineer (b. 1903)
  • Jan 4 Sir Henry Bolte, Premier of Victoria 1955-1972 (b. 1908)
  • Jan 5 Arthur Kennedy, actor (Air Force), dies of a brain tumor at 76
  • Jan 5 Bart LaRue, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 6 Hans Jaray, actor (Lydia, Fedora), dies
  • Jan 6 Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), dies of AIDS at 40

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Jan 7 Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski, football hall of famer, dies at 81

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • Jan 7 Gail Lucas, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 7 Horace Stoneham, baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
  • Jan 7 Joseph Robbie, lawyer/NFL owner (Miami Dolphins), dies at 73
  • Jan 8 Terry Thomas, Engl comic (Heroes), dies of Parkinson's disease at 78
  • Jan 9 Sir Edward McTiernan, Australian jurist, lawyer and politician (b. 1892)
  • Jan 9 Spud Chandler, baseball player (b. 1907)
  • Jan 10 Juliet Berto, screenwriter/actress (Bastienne Bastien), dies at 42
  • Jan 10 Yvonne Peattie Marquard, actress (Donovan's Reef), dies
  • Jan 11 Mary Jane Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, Second Wife), dies
  • Jan 12 Laurence J Peter, author (Peter Princible), dies of a stroke at 70
  • Jan 12 Paul Amadeus Pisk, composer, dies at 96
  • Jan 14 David Arkin, actor (I Love You Alice B Toklas), dies
  • Jan 14 Mani Madhava Chakyar, Koodiyattam artist and Sanskrit scholar (b. 1899)
  • Jan 15 Gordon Jackson, actor (Hamlet), dies after a short illness at 66
  • Jan 17 Charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies
  • Jan 18 Melanie Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
  • Jan 18 Rusty Hamer, American actor (b. 1947)
  • Jan 19 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, indian guru, dies at 58
  • Jan 19 Herbert Wehner, German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83
  • Jan 19 Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
  • Jan 20 Barbara Stanwyck, [Ruby Stevens], actress (Big Valley), dies at 82
  • Jan 20 Miloslav Istvan, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 20 Naruhito Higashi-Kuni, Japanese PM (1945), dies
  • Jan 20 Hayedeh, Persian singer (b. 1942)
  • Jan 23 Allen Collins, guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of pneumonia at 37
  • Jan 23 Mariano Rumor, Italy's PM (1968-70, 73-1974), dies
  • Jan 24 Madge Bellamy, American actress, dies of heart failure at 90
  • Jan 25 Alexander Lockwood, actor (Duel), dies

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Jan 25 Ava Gardner, actress (Barefoot Contessa), dies of pneumonia at 67

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
  • Jan 25 Ian Dudley Hardy, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 26 FHP "Boy" Trip, Dutch minister, dies
  • Jan 26 Lewis Mumford, American historian (b. 1895)
  • Jan 26 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (b. 1914)
  • Jan 27 Helen Jerome Eddy, actress (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 92
  • Jan 31 Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian-born imam (b. 1935)
  • Feb 2 Joel Fluellen, actor (Man Friday, Burning Cross), dies at 79
  • Feb 2 Joe Erskine, Welsh boxer (b. 1934)
  • Feb 4 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1917)
  • Feb 6 Jane Novak, silent screen actress (Ghost Town), dies of stroke at 94
  • Feb 6 John Merivale, actor (Caltiki), dies
  • Feb 7 Dom Heider Camara, nonviolent/human rights Bishop of Brazil, dies
  • Feb 7 Jimmy Van Heusen, composer (Call Me Irresponsible), dies at 77
  • Feb 7 Nathan Wartels, publisher (Crown), dies at 88 of pneumonia
  • Feb 7 Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (b. 1905)
  • Feb 8 Del Shannon, American rock musician and songwriter (Runaway), commits suicide at 55
  • Feb 13 Ken Lynch, actor (Paratroop Command, Legend of Tom Dooley), dies at 79
  • Feb 14 Graeme Hole, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 789 runs), dies
  • Feb 14 Jean Wallace, [Walasek], actress (Big Combo), dies of hemorrhage at 66
  • Feb 14 Tony Holiday, German singer
  • Feb 15 Henry Brandon, actor (Assault on Precinct 13), dies at 77
  • Feb 15 Jack Fletcher, actor (Any Wednesday), dies of heart attack at 68

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Feb 16 Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDS at 31

Artist & Social Activist Keith Haring
Artist & Social Activist
Keith Haring
  • Feb 17 Erik Rhodes, actor (Top Hat), dies of pneumonia at 84
  • Feb 17 Frans Kellendonk, Dutch writer (Good for Nothing), dies at 39
  • Feb 17 Marc Clement, actor (Career Opportunities, Sluggers Wife), dies
  • Feb 17 Hap Day, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1901)
  • Feb 18 Hulk, fictional character in "Death of Incredible Hulk" on NBC, dies
  • Feb 19 Michael Powell, Engl director (Life & Death of Col Blimp), dies at 84
  • Feb 22 Stephen Burns, actor (Casey's Shadow), dies
  • Feb 23 Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch MP (Liberal), dies at 53
  • Feb 23 James Gavin, commandant US 82nd Airborn Div (Normandy), dies at 82
  • Feb 23 Jose Napoleon Duarte, president of Salvador (1984-89), dies at 62
  • Feb 24 Johnnie Ray, singer (Cry), dies of liver failure at 61

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Feb 24 Malcolm Forbes, CEO (Forbes Publishing), dies of a heart attack at 70

Publisher Malcolm Forbes
Publisher
Malcolm Forbes
  • Feb 24 Sandro Pertini, president of Italy (1978, 85), dies at 93
  • Feb 24 Tony Conigliaro, baseball player (Red Sox), dies of pneumonia at 45
  • Feb 25 Deborra Hampton, actress (Crossroads, 2 of a Kind), dies at 30
  • Feb 26 Cornell Gunther, US musician (Coasters, Poison Ivy), dies at 53
  • Feb 26 Leslie Ames, cricketer (47 Tests, 2434 runs 8 centuries), dies
  • Feb 26 Maurine Stuart, Zen teacher (head of Cambridge Buddhist Association), dies
  • Feb 26 Scott Jarvis, musician (Great Expectationa), dies
  • Feb 27 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (b. 1903)
  • Feb 28 Colin Milburn, cricketer (9 Tests for England, 654 runs), dies
  • Feb 28 Fabia Drake, actress (Nice Girl Like Me), dies at 86
  • Feb 28 Tuppy Owen-Smith, South African cricketer (batsman v England 1929), dies
  • Mar 1 Claude Spaak, Belgian dramatist, dies
  • Mar 3 Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Parool), dies at 86
  • Mar 3 Gérard Blitz, Belgian waterpoloist and entrepreneur (b. 1912)
  • Mar 4 Hank Gathers, American basketball player (b. 1967)
  • Mar 5 Gary Merrill, American actor, dies of a lung cancer at 74
  • Mar 5 Gloria Carter Spann, US President Jimmy Carter's sister, dies of cancer at 63
  • Mar 7 Max Neuhaus, American percussionalist and composer (sound sculptures), dies of cancer at 50
  • Mar 10 Michael Stewart, UK Sect of State (1965-66, 68-70), dies
  • Mar 11 Dean Horrix, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • Mar 12 Wallace Breem, British author (b. 1926)
  • Mar 13 Bruno Bettelhelm, Austrian/US psychoanalyst, commits suicide at 86
  • Mar 13 Bruno Bettelheim, American psychiatrist (b. 1903)
  • Mar 13 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (b. 1915)
  • Mar 15 Tom Harmon, NFL tail back (Heisman Trophy), dies at 70
  • Mar 15 Farzad Bazoft, Iranian-born journalist (hanged) (b. 1958)
  • Mar 15 Tom Harmon, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1919)
  • Mar 16 Ernst Bacon, American composer, dies at 91
  • Mar 17 Capucine, French actress and fashion model (The Pink Panther), dies of suicide at 62
  • Mar 17 Rick Grech, rocker (Blind Faith, Traffic), dies at 44
  • Mar 18 Robin Harris, actor (House Party, Mo' Better Blues), dies at 36
  • Mar 19 Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (b. 1966)
  • Mar 20 Jannetje Visser-Roosendaal, Dutch writer, dies at 90
  • Mar 20 Jev Jasjin, Russian soccer goalie, dies at 60
  • Mar 20 Lev Yashin, Soviet footballer (b. 1929)
  • Mar 22 Gerald Bull, Canadian engineer (b. 1928)
  • Mar 24 Alice Sapritch, actress (European Vacation), dies
  • Mar 24 An Wang, computer manufacturer (Wang), dies at 70 of cancer
  • Mar 24 Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), dies of kidney failure at 68
  • Mar 24 Rene Enriquez, actor (Hill St Blues), dies of pancreatic cancer at 56
  • Mar 26 International Chrysis, Transvestite actor (Q&A), dies of cancer at 38
  • Mar 26 Roy "Halston" Frowick, fashion designer, dies of AIDs at 68
  • Mar 28 Helene Fortescu Reynolds, actress (Bermuda Mystery), dies at 65
  • Mar 29 Germaine Montenesdro, 2nd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer, shot dead
  • Mar 31 Lillian "Miss" Miller, audience member (Merv Griffin, Tonight), dies
  • Apr 2 Aldo Fabrizi, actor (Postman Goes to War, Open City), dies at 85
  • Apr 3 Katharine Balfour, actress (Love Story), dies of ALS at 69
  • Apr 3 Sarah Vaughn, jazz singer, dies of lung cancer at 66
  • Apr 5 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist/poet, dies at 59
  • Apr 6 Nancy Hawkes, (1946 best dress woman), dies at 73
  • Apr 6 Ronald E Evans, astronaut (Apollo 17), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Apr 8 Doreen Sloane, English actress (Coronation Street), dies of cancer at 56
  • Apr 8 Jose De Vega, dies of AIDS at 56
  • Apr 8 Ryan White, hemophiliac AIDS sufferer, dies at 18
  • Apr 11 Barbara Ann Miller, dies
  • Apr 11 Harold Ballard, Canadian ice hockey club owner and executive (b. 1903)
  • Apr 11 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1904)
  • Apr 13 Luis Trenker, dies at 97
  • Apr 13 Ronald Ibbs, Irish actor, dies at 74
  • Apr 14 Martin Kessel, writer, dies on 89th birthday
  • Apr 14 Peter Dunn, actor (Invaders from Mars) dies
  • Apr 14 Thurston Harris, American singer (b. 1931)
  • Apr 15 Henry Kendrick, American actor (Raising Arizona) dies at 56

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Apr 15 Greta Garbo, actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84

Actress Greta Garbo
Actress
Greta Garbo
  • Apr 15 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, dies at 80
  • Apr 17 Ralph David Abernathy, US civil rights leader, dies
  • Apr 18 Robert D Webb, director/actor (Love Me Tender, Jackals), dies at 87
  • Apr 18 Gory Guerrero, professional wrestler (b. 1921)
  • Apr 19 Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 52
  • Apr 20 Horst Sinderman, RDA 1st minister (1973-76), dies
  • Apr 21 Johnny Beagley, winner of two 1942 World Series games, dies
  • Apr 21 Erté, French artist (b. 1892)
  • Apr 22 Bertil Unger, actor (Devil & Max Devlin), dies
  • Apr 23 Albert Salmi, (Caddyshack), kills terminally ill wife & self at 62
  • Apr 23 Palmer Deane, actor (Still of the Night), dies
  • Apr 23 Paulette Goddard, actress (Hazard), dies in Switzerland at 78
  • Apr 24 Joseph Leberman, entertainer, dies
  • Apr 24 Tom Rolfing, actor (He Knows You're Alone, Cliff-Another World), dies
  • Apr 25 Dexter Gordon, Jazz saxophonist, dies of kidney failure at 67
  • Apr 26 Carlos Pizarro Leongomez, Colombian presidential candidate, assassinated
  • Apr 28 Jean Blazer Baney, entertainer, dies
  • Apr 29 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), dies at 52
  • May 1 Sunset Carson, cowboy actor (El Paso Kid, Oregon Trail), dies at 62
  • May 2 David Rappaport, 3'11' actor (Wizard, LA Law), shoots himself at 38
  • May 2 Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 49
  • May 2 William Levi Dawson, composer, dies at 90
  • May 3 Pimen, [Sergei Irzyekov], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 79
  • May 4 Don Appell, American writer and director, dies at 70
  • May 6 Charles Farrell, actor (Vern-My Little Margie), dies at 89
  • May 7 Jessica James, actress (Spring Break), dies of breast cancer at 60
  • May 8 Tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies
  • May 9 Luigi Nono, Italian composer (Intolleranza), dies at 66
  • May 9 Pauline Frederick, pioneering American journalist and author, dies at 84
  • May 10 Susan Oliver, actress (Disorderly Orderly), dies of cancer at 61
  • May 10 Walker Percy, physician/novelist (Lancelot), dies of cancer at 73
  • May 12 Chen Kenmin, Japanese chef (b. 1912)
  • May 13 Venedikt Jerofejev, Russian writer, dies
  • May 14 Andre Ameller, composer, dies at 78
  • May 16 Dag Drollet, Cheyenne Brando's boyfriend killed by brother Christian

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May 16 Jim Henson, puppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), dies at 53

Muppeteer Jim Henson
Muppeteer
Jim Henson
  • May 16 Sammy Davis Jr, singer/actor (Golden Boy), dies at 64
  • May 18 Jill Ireland, actress (Carry on Nurse, Family), dies of cancer at 54
  • May 21 Franklyn Seales, actor (Silver Spoon, Onion Field), dies of AIDS at 37
  • May 21 Mary Victor Bruce, who flew around empire state bldg in 1930, dies
  • May 21 Moelvi Mohammed Farouk, Indian spiritual leader, murdered
  • May 22 Max Wall, actor (Jabberwocky), dies
  • May 22 Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure
  • May 25 Vic Tayback, actor (Mel-Alice), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • May 27 Robert B. Meyner, American politician (b. 1908)
  • May 28 Giorgio Manganelli, writer, dies at 67
  • May 28 Hussein Bin Onn, 1st minister of Malasia (1976-81), dies
  • May 28 Joseph Hardy, actor/director (Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 71
  • Jun 1 Eric Barker, actor/writer (Carry on Sergeant, Roommates), dies
  • Jun 2 Frederick Mellinger, founder of Fredericks of Hollywood, dies at 76
  • Jun 2 Jack Gilford, actor (Cracker Jacks), dies at 82
  • Jun 2 Rex Harrison, English actor (My Fair Lady), dies of cancer at 82
  • Jun 2 Robert Noyce, co-inventor (semi-conductor)/founder (Intel), dies
  • Jun 2 Stuart Hall, actor (Cavalcade, Dawn Patrol), dies
  • Jun 3 Tom Brown, actor (Judge Priest, Hello Sucker, Ex-Champ), dies at 77