Famous Deaths in 1990

Deaths 1 - 200 of 481

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Muppeteer Jim Henson
Muppeteer
Jim Henson
  • May 16th Sammy Davis Jr, singer/actor (Golden Boy), dies at 64
  • May 18th Jill Ireland, actress (Carry on Nurse, Family), dies of cancer at 54
  • May 21st Franklyn Seales, actor (Silver Spoon, Onion Field), dies of AIDS at 37
  • May 21st Mary Victor Bruce, who flew around empire state bldg in 1930, dies
  • May 21st Moelvi Mohammed Farouk, Indian spiritual leader, murdered
  • May 22nd Max Wall, actor (Jabberwocky), dies
  • May 22nd Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure
  • May 25th Vic Tayback, actor (Mel-Alice), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • May 27th Robert B. Meyner, American politician (b. 1908)
  • May 28th Giorgio Manganelli, writer, dies at 67
  • May 28th Hussein Bin Onn, 1st minister of Malasia (1976-81), dies
  • May 28th Joseph Hardy, actor/director (Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 71
  • Jun 1st Eric Barker, actor/writer (Carry on Sergeant, Roommates), dies
  • Jun 2nd Frederick Mellinger, founder of Fredericks of Hollywood, dies at 76
  • Jun 2nd Jack Gilford, actor (Cracker Jacks), dies at 82
  • Jun 2nd Rex Harrison, English actor (My Fair Lady), dies of cancer at 82
  • Jun 2nd Robert Noyce, co-inventor (semi-conductor)/founder (Intel), dies
  • Jun 2nd Stuart Hall, actor (Cavalcade, Dawn Patrol), dies
  • Jun 3rd Tom Brown, actor (Judge Priest, Hello Sucker, Ex-Champ), dies at 77
  • Jun 3rd Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (b. 1949)
  • Jun 4th Jack Gilford, comedic actor (Cocoon II), dies at 82 of stomach cancer
  • Jun 5th J Zeldenrust, pathology-anatomy, dies