Famous Deaths in 1993

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

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

  • Jan 20 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], US director/actor (Rainmaker), dies at 80
  • Jan 20 Mercer McCleod, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 86
  • Jan 21 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 22 Alexander Bodon, Hung-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), dies at 86
  • Jan 22 Charlie Gehringer, baseball player, dies at 89
  • Jan 22 Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies at 68
  • Jan 22 Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author, dies at 75
  • Jan 23 Dudley Stevens, English entertainer, dies of AIDS at 57
  • Jan 23 Thomas A Dorsey, jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies

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

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

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

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

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