Famous Deaths in 1993

Deaths 1 - 200 of 727

  • Jan 1st June Clayworth, actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma
  • Jan 1st Phyllis Hill, actress (Singing in the Dark), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Jan 3rd Peter Brocco, blacklisted in the 1950's, dies of heart attack at 89
  • Jan 3rd Johnny Most, American sports announcer (b. 1923)
  • Jan 4th Daniel H Craven, South African rugby coach, dies
  • Jan 4th Joe Keenan, actor (Conviction of Kitty Dodd), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jan 4th Charles Bridgford, Australian politician
  • Jan 5th George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • Jan 5th Henk Knol, Suriname MP (PvdA), dies at 61
  • Jan 5th Jennifer Raine Bissell, daughter of Alan Napier, dies 60
  • Jan 5th Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
  • Jan 5th Klaas Wiersma, Dutch sec of Justice (VVD), dies
  • Jan 5th Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
  • Jan 5th Nyamuisi Muvingi, Zaire minister of Culture, murdered
  • Jan 5th Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
  • Jan 5th Westley A Dodd, US murderer, 1st hanging in US since 1965
  • Jan 6th Elisabeth, arch duch of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein, dies at 70
  • Jan 6th John B "Dizzy" Gillespe, blues trumpeter, dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 6th Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of AIDS at 54
  • Jan 7th Richard Branda, actor (2 Minute Warning), dies of colon cancer at 57
  • Jan 8th Asif Nawaz, Pakistani general, dies
  • Jan 8th Hakija Turajlic, Bosnian vice-premier, murdered
  • Jan 8th Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Syncope), dies at 63
  • Jan 9th Alois Brunner, German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies
  • Jan 9th Felix Grucci, fireworks expert, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • Jan 9th Sir Paul Hasluck, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)
  • Jan 10th Diana Adams, ballerina, dies
  • Jan 10th Noorjahan Begum, "adulterous" wife in Bangladesh, stoned to death
  • Jan 11th Lacey Fosburgh, author (Closing Time), dies of breast cancer at 50
  • Jan 12th Carles Mira, Spanish director (Que Nos Quiten Lo Bailao), dies at 45
  • Jan 13th Rene Pleven, PM of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies
  • Jan 13th Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer (b. 1907)
  • Jan 14th Elisabeth A de Vreugd, chambermaid for Dutch Queen, dies at 98
  • Jan 14th Manfred Lachs, Polish lawyer (Intl Court of Justice), dies
  • Jan 15th Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88
  • Jan 15th Huub H Jacobse, Dutch MP (VVD), dies at 68
  • Jan 15th Ken Cory, dies of AIDS at 51
  • Jan 15th Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)
  • Jan 16th Florence Desmond, [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
  • Jan 16th Glenn Corbett, US actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
  • Jan 16th Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide
  • Jan 16th Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
  • Jan 17th Ger ter Horst, Dutch soccer trainer (Sparta), dies
  • Jan 17th Albert Hourani, English historian (b. 1915)
  • Jan 18th M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor, dies at 85
  • Jan 18th Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies
  • Jan 18th Mike Templeton, 2nd person to receive a heart pump, dies at 34
  • Jan 18th Eleanor Hibbert, British author (b. 1906)
  • Jan 19th Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
  • Jan 19th Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), dies at 72
  • Jan 19th Reginald Lewis, CEO (Beatrice), dies of brain cancer at 50
  • Jan 19th William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76

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Jan 20th Audrey Hepburn, actress (Roman Holiday), dies of colon cancer at 63

  • Jan 20th Joseph Anthony [Deuster], US director/actor (Rainmaker), dies at 80
  • Jan 20th Mercer McCleod, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 86
  • Jan 22nd Alexander Bodon, Hung-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), dies at 86
  • Jan 22nd Charlie Gehringer, baseball player, dies at 89
  • Jan 22nd Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies at 68
  • Jan 22nd Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author, dies at 75
  • Jan 23rd Dudley Stevens, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 57
  • Jan 23rd Thomas A Dorsey, jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies

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Jan 24th Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Jan 24th Ugur Mumcu, Turkish journalist (Cumhuriyet Murder), dies
  • Jan 26th Axel Von Dem Bussche, German aristocrat, dies
  • Jan 26th Jan Gies, Dutch resistance fighter (helped Anne Frank), dies at 87
  • Jan 26th Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (large iron sculptures), dies at 80
  • Jan 26th Jeanne Sauvé, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1922)

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Jan 27th André the Giant, WWF wrestler, dies of congestive heart failure at 49

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • Jan 28th Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
  • Jan 28th John Steadman, actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of lung ailment 83
  • Jan 29th Hank Werba, [Herman Werblowski], US journalist (Variety), dies at 79
  • Jan 29th Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies
  • Jan 30th Taikichiro Mori, Japanese real estate developer, dies at 88
  • Feb 3rd Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (8 Horse Bet), dies at 69
  • Feb 5th Jack Young, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49, 17 wickets), dies
  • Feb 5th Joseph L Mankiewicz, US writer/director (All about Eve), dies at 83
  • Feb 5th Tip Tipping, [Tim], stuntman, dies in sky-diving accident at 34
  • Feb 5th Marcel Léger, Quebec politician (b. 1930)
  • Feb 6th Frances Hunt, actress (You're a Sweetheart), dies of stroke at 77

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Feb 6th Arthur Ashe, tennis star (Wimbledon 1975), dies of AIDS at 49

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Feb 7th W Sybout A Colenbrander, Dutch historian/journalist, dies at 82
  • Feb 8th Casper van den Berg, Dutch poet (Fashionable inconvenience), dies
  • Feb 8th Douglas Heyes, director/writer (Kitten with a Whip), dies at 73
  • Feb 8th Eliot Janeway, financial columnist (Eliot Doomsday), dies at 80
  • Feb 8th Franz Schnyder, Swiss director (10th of May), dies at 82
  • Feb 8th Paul Brickhill, Dutch/US WW II pilot/physician, dies
  • Feb 8th N. Shanmugathasan, Sri Lankan communist leader
  • Feb 9th David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service), dies at 54
  • Feb 9th Kate Wilkinson, actress (Clara-Another World), dies of cancer at 76
  • Feb 9th Nasrullah Mansoor, Afghan guerilla leader/governor of Paktia, dies
  • Feb 10th John Grossman, Czech director (Process, Revisor), dies
  • Feb 10th Joy Garrett, actress (Days of Our Live), dies of liver failure at 47
  • Feb 10th Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, PM of France (1957), dies
  • Feb 10th Fred Hollows, New Zealand ophthalmologist (b. 1929)
  • Feb 11th George A Stephen, inventor (Weber Kettle Grill), dies at 71
  • Feb 11th Joy Garrett, actress (Days of Our Lives), dies of liver failure
  • Feb 11th Oksana Kostina, Russian gymnist, dies in an auto accident
  • Feb 12th James Bulger, English child beaten to death at 2, by 10 yr old boys
  • Feb 13th Agatha Hagtingius-Seger, Dutch author (Sparkles Chain), dies at 91
  • Feb 14th Buddy Pepper, composer, dies of heart failure at 70
  • Feb 15th George Wallington, [Giacinto Figlia], Italian bebop-pianist/, dies
  • Feb 16th Donald Phelps, dies of AIDS at 61
  • Feb 16th Richard Salant, news president (CBS-60 Minutes), dies at 78
  • Feb 17th Alfredo de Leon, leader (Philippines Red Scorpio Gang), killed
  • Feb 17th George E Wilburn, film editor, dies of emphysema at 77
  • Feb 17th Leslie Townsend, cricket all-rounder (England in 4 Tests 1930-34), dies
  • Feb 18th Edward S "Ted" Haworth, US set designer (Sayonara, Marty), dies at 76
  • Feb 18th Jacqueline Hill, dies of cancer at 63
  • Feb 18th Leslie Norman, English director/producer (Dunkirk), dies at 82
  • Feb 18th Michael David Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33
  • Feb 18th Kerry Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
  • Feb 19th Gerhard Gesell, judge (Pentagon Papers), dies of liver cancer at 82
  • Feb 19th Michael Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33
  • Feb 20th Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian auto-designer (Miura), dies
  • Feb 21st Ferrucci Lamborghini, car maker (Lamborghini), dies at 76
  • Feb 22nd Jean Lecanuet, French UDF-presidential candidate, dies at 72
  • Feb 22nd Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/procureur-general (Aruba), dies at 63
  • Feb 23rd Edwin Louis Battle, actor (Almost Blue, Chase), dies of stroke at 33
  • Feb 24th Bobby Moore, English soccer team capt (World champs 1966), dies
  • Feb 24th Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (b. 1917)
  • Feb 25th Eddie Constantine, actor (Alphaville, License to Kill), dies at 75
  • Feb 25th Jan D Boeke, Dutch organist/conductor, dies
  • Feb 25th Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch PM (social dem, 1965-69), dies
  • Feb 25th Toy Caldwell, country musician (Marshall Tucker Band), dies at 45
  • Feb 25th Mary Walter, Filipino actress (b. 1912)
  • Feb 26th Constance Ford, US actress (Another World, Burden Hunt), dies at 64
  • Feb 26th Fletcher Knebel, author (7 Days in May), commits suicide at 81
  • Feb 26th Mark Kolthoff, Dutch painter/photographer, dies at 92
  • Feb 27th Jose Duval, actor (Juan Valdez), dies at 72
  • Feb 27th Lillian Gish, American silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 99
  • Feb 28th Fer A Olthoff, Dutch WW II resistance fighter (Het Parool), dies
  • Feb 28th Franco Brusati, Italian dir/writer (Bread & Chocolate), dies at 70
  • Feb 28th Ishiro Honda, Japanese director/producer (Godzilla), dies at 81
  • Feb 28th Joyce Carey, [Lawrence], English actress (Number 27), dies at 94
  • Feb 28th Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82
  • Mar 1st Luis Kutner, US co-founder (Amnesty International), dies at 84
  • Mar 1st Terry Frost, actor (Waterfront, Dead Man's Trail), dies at 86
  • Mar 2nd Floortje Peneder, Dutch poet (Diary), dies at 15
  • Mar 2nd Paul D Zimmerman, US screenwriter (King of Comedy), dies at 54
  • Mar 3rd Albert Sabin, physician (oral polio vaccine), dies at 86
  • Mar 3rd Carlos Montoya, flamenco guitarist, dies at 89
  • Mar 3rd Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • Mar 3rd Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (b. 1910)
  • Mar 4th Art Hodes, Russ/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies
  • Mar 4th Richard Sale, writer/director (Oscar, Torpedo Run), dies at 80
  • Mar 5th Diana Ochoa, dies after long illness at 80
  • Mar 5th Peter Bierdrager, Dutch Fokker's-test pilot, dies in air crash
  • Mar 6th Cyril Collard, French director (Lesson nuits fauves), dies at 35
  • Mar 6th Douglas Marland, soap writer (As the World Turns), dies at 58
  • Mar 6th Nicholas Ridley, English Minister of Finance, dies at 64
  • Mar 7th Arnold Franchetti, Ital/US composer, dies
  • Mar 7th Earl Wrightson, singer/actor (Pinafore), dies of heart failure at 77
  • Mar 7th Tony Harris, cricketer (8 Tests for S Afr 1947-49, 100 runs), dies
  • Mar 8th Billy Eckstine, jazz singer (Fools Rush In), dies at 78 of stroke
  • Mar 8th Johan Bodegraven, radio host (Purses Open, Dikes Closed), dies at 78
  • Mar 8th Joop Scheltens, TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69
  • Mar 8th Wells Root, US screenwriter (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 92
  • Mar 9th Ad van Gessel, Dutch actor (Everything For Our Soldiers), dies
  • Mar 9th Bob Crosby, swing-era bandleader (Bobcats), dies of cancer at 79
  • Mar 10th C Northcote Parkinson, English historian/sociologist (Law of P), dies
  • Mar 10th David Gunn, abortion doctor, killed by Michael Griffin at 47
  • Mar 11th Dino Bravo, wrestler (WWF), shot to death at 44
  • Mar 11th Edgar Nelson Barclift, dancer, dies after lengthy illness at 76
  • Mar 11th Manuel da Fonseca, Portuguese writer (Cerro Maior), dies at 81
  • Mar 12th Andreas J A I Bruggeman, Dutch mayor (Leiderdorp), dies at 62
  • Mar 12th June Valli, singer (Crying in the Chapel), dies of cancer at 62
  • Mar 12th Michael Kanin, screenwriter (Woman of the Year), dies at 83
  • Mar 12th Wang Zhen, marxist/vice-premier of China (1988), dies
  • Mar 13th Ralph Smith Fults, US gangster (Bonnie & Clyde gang), dies at 82
  • Mar 15th Anthony Bowles, music writer (Jesus Christ Superstar), dies at 61
  • Mar 15th Dennis Gregory, actor (Village of the Damn), dies of pneumonia at 40
  • Mar 15th Ricardo M Arias Espinosa, president of Panama (1955-56), dies
  • Mar 16th Chishu Ryu, Japanese actor (Autumn Afternoon), dies of cancer at 86
  • Mar 16th Djilalli Lyabes, Algerian minister of Higher Education, murdered
  • Mar 16th Don Randolph, actor (Harem Girl), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • Mar 16th Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Arialda), dies at 69
  • Mar 16th Mohammed Hussein Nagdi, Iran diplomat/resistance fighter, murdered
  • Mar 17th Helen Hayes, actress (Airport), dies of congestive heart failure at 92
  • Mar 17th Laadi Flici, Algerian MP, murdered
  • Mar 17th Skip Young, actor (Smokey & Hotwire Gang), dies at 62
  • Mar 19th Barend P Tammeling, journalist (Trouw, Peek on the North), dies at 58
  • Mar 19th Jeff Ward, drummer (9 Inch Nails), commits suicide at 30
  • Mar 20th Claudia Yeltsin, mother of Russian president Yeltsin, dies at 85
  • Mar 20th Jonathan Ball, English youngster, killed by IRA at 3
  • Mar 22nd Cec Pepper, cricketer (NSW & Commonwealth XI leggie), dies
  • Mar 22nd Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreographer (Entartet), dies at 91
  • Mar 22nd Phia [Sophia R] Berghout, Dutch harpist, dies at 83
  • Mar 22nd Steve Olin, pitcher (Cleve Indians), drowns at 27
  • Mar 22nd Tim Crews, pitcher (Cleve Indians), drowns at 31
  • Mar 23rd Hans Werner Richter, German writer/founder (Gruppe 47), dies at 84
  • Mar 24th Erik Andriesse, Dutch painter (skulls, skeletons), dies at 35
  • Mar 24th John Hersey, Pulitzer prize author (Hiroshima), dies at 78
  • Mar 24th Peter Roovers, Dutch sculptor/teacher (war monuments), dies at 90
  • Mar 24th Taylor Reed, actor (Easy Money), dies of heart attack at 60
  • Mar 26th Luis Falco, US choreographer (Fame, Angel Heart), dies at 50
  • Mar 26th Roy Riegels, University of California football player who ran wrong way, dies at 84
  • Mar 27th Carlos Gimenez, director (Theater Festival of Caracas), dies at 47
  • Mar 27th Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 61
  • Mar 27th Kate Reid, British actress (Lil-Dallas), dies of cancer at 62
  • Mar 27th Katherine Hynes De Groot, dies of stroke at 88