Famous Deaths in 1994

Deaths 1 - 200 of 1,083

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 1 Cesar Romero, US actor (Joker-Batman), dies at 86

  • Jan 1 Werner Schwab, Austrian playwright (Female Presidents) and artist, dies at 35
  • Jan 2 Dixy Lee Ray, chairwoman (US Atomic Energy Comm), dies at 79
  • Jan 2 Pierre-Paul Schweitzer, French director of IMF (1963-73), dies at 81
  • Jan 2 Sammy Taft, Canadian businessman (coined term "hat trick"), dies at 81
  • Jan 3 Roel Bazen, Dutch sound technician (Van Kooten & The Bie), dies at 48
  • Jan 3 Heather Sears, British actress (b. 1935)
  • Jan 4 Jim Booth, New Zealand producer (Heavenly Creatures), dies at 48
  • Jan 4 Michiel P "Michael" Gorsira, Gov of Curacao (1951-67), dies at 80
  • Jan 4 RD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1939)
  • Jan 5 Brian Johnston, cricketer (BBC radio commentator for 40 yrs), dies
  • Jan 5 Louis R J Ridder van Rappard, Dutch mayor of Zoelen, dies at 87
  • Jan 5 Thomas P "Tip" O'Neill, (D-Ma)/Speaker of House (1977-86), dies at 81
  • Jan 5 Victor van Os, Dutch jazz guitarist, dies at 39
  • Jan 5 William Raynor, writer, dies at 73
  • Jan 5 Tip O'Neill, American politician (b. 1912)
  • Jan 6 "Iron" Adriaan van Es, Dutch undersec of Navy (1963-72), dies at 80
  • Jan 6 Gerardus J Sizoo, physicist/director of Dutch Free University, dies
  • Jan 6 Morty the Moose, (Northern Exposure), dies at 6
  • Jan 6 Tip O'Neill, speaker of the house, dies of cancer
  • Jan 6 Virginia Kelley Clinton, Mother of President Clinton, dies at 70
  • Jan 7 Bobby Pratt, jazz Trombone/Piano Player, dies at 67
  • Jan 7 Lewis Boddington, aerospace Engineer, dies at 85
  • Jan 7 Lynn Blessing, vibes Player, dies at 65
  • Jan 7 Phoumi Vongvichit, President of Laos (1986-91), dies
  • Jan 7 Vittorio Mezzogiorno, actor (Cafe Express), dies of heart failure 52
  • Jan 8 Edward Duke, actor (Decadence, Silver Bears), dies of cancer at 40
  • Jan 8 Harvey Haddix, pitcher (12 perfect inning game), dies at 68
  • Jan 8 Jay Blackton, US conductor/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 84
  • Jan 8 Lady Caithness, wife of British undersecretary, commits suicide
  • Jan 8 Pat Buttram, actor (Haney-Green Acres), dies of kidney failure at 78
  • Jan 8 Sri Chandrashekhara Saraswathi, guru of Kanchi, dies at 99
  • Jan 8 Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Italian actor (Octopus), dies at 52
  • Jan 9 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82
  • Jan 10 Catharina I "Ien" Dales, min of Internal affairs (1989-94), dies at 62
  • Jan 10 Charles "Chub" Feeney, baseball pres (National League), dies at 72
  • Jan 10 Michael Aldridge, actor (Murder in the Cathedral), dies at 73
  • Jan 11 John Bradley, raised US flag at Iwo Jima, dies at 70
  • Jan 11 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz piano player/composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 11 Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician (b. 1902)
  • Jan 12 Bob Horen, dies of cancer at 67
  • Jan 12 Samuel Bronston, Romanian/US producer (El Cid), dies at 85
  • Jan 13 Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist, dies at 79
  • Jan 13 Johan J Holst, Norwegian min of defense/foreign affairs, dies at 56
  • Jan 14 Esther Ralston, US actress (Tin Pan Alley, SF Docks), dies at 91
  • Jan 14 Federica Montseny, anarchist/Sp minister of Health (1936), dies at 80
  • Jan 15 Gyorgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), dies at 72
  • Jan 15 Harry Nilsson, rock vocalist (Everybody's Talkin'), dies at 52
  • Jan 15 Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter, dies at 85
  • Jan 16 Harry Nilsson, singer/Songwriter, dies at 52
  • Jan 16 Martin Kosleck, German/US actor (Hitler Gang), dies at 86
  • Jan 16 Stephen Kritsick, veterinarian (Good Morning America), dies at 42
  • Jan 17 Allan G Odell, Ad exec (Burma Shave), dies at 90
  • Jan 17 Chung Il Kwon, PM of South Korea (1964-70), dies
  • Jan 17 Grady "Fats" Jackson, tenor Sax Player, dies at 66
  • Jan 17 Han Jansen, Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies at 61
  • Jan 17 Klaas Peereboom, Dutch sports reporter (Het Parool), dies at 77
  • Jan 17 Noel Chiboust, trumpeter/sax, dies at 84
  • Jan 17 Helen Stephens, American 100m runner and double Olympic champion, dies at 75
  • Jan 17 Yevgeny Ivanov, Soviet spy involved in the Profumo affair (b. 1926)
  • Jan 18 Arthur Altman, songwriter, dies at 83
  • Jan 20 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenyan vice-pres (1963-66), dies at about 81
  • Jan 20 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84
  • Jan 21 Basel al-Assad, Syrian pres Assad son, dies in car accident at 31
  • Jan 22 Frances Gifford, dies of emphysema, at 71
  • Jan 22 Irving B Kahn, inventer (teleprompter), dies at 76
  • Jan 22 Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor (La Ronde), dies at 83
  • Jan 22 Telly Savalas, American actor (Kojak), dies of prostate cancer at 72
  • Jan 22 Rhett Forrester, American singer (Riot) (b. 1956)
  • Jan 23 Nikolai Ogarkov, Russian marshal (Flight KAL 007), dies at 76
  • Jan 23 Oliver Smith, US set designer (Guys & Dolls-7 Tony Awards), dies at 75
  • Jan 23 Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow), dies of cancer at 44
  • Jan 23 Suzanne M Blum, French lawyer (Charlie Chaplin), dies at 95
  • Jan 23 Brian Redhead, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • Jan 24 Michalis Vranopoulos, head of Greek state bank, murdered at 48
  • Jan 25 Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions), dies at 85
  • Jan 27 Claude Akins, actor (Rio Bravo, Lobo), dies of cancer at 67
  • Jan 27 Eddie Calhoun, jazz Bassist, dies at 72
  • Jan 27 Joe Mays, actor (Mr Saturday Night), dies of AIDS at 44
  • Jan 27 Stanley Adams, songwriter, dies at 86
  • Jan 28 Hal Smith, actor (Otis Campbell - "The Andy Griffith Show"), dies at 77
  • Jan 28 Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder, Dutch journalist (Het Parool), dies at 79
  • Jan 28 William Levitt, builder (Levittown), dies of kidney failure at 86
  • Jan 29 Jevgeni P Leonov, Russian actor (Gori, Moja Zvezda), dies at 67
  • Jan 29 Nick Cravat [Nicholas Cuccia], American actor (Gremlin-Twilight Zone), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • Jan 29 Ulrike Maier, olympic skier, breaks neck during world cup skiing at 26
  • Jan 30 Bahjat Talhouni, PM of Jordan (1960-62, 64-65, 67-69, 69-70), dies
  • Jan 30 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues Singer, dies at 64
  • Jan 30 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter, dies at 86
  • Jan 30 Jan L N Schaefer, Dutch undersecretary of Housing (PvdA), dies at 53
  • Jan 31 Pierre Boulle, French writer (Executioner), dies at 81
  • Feb 1 Fouad Fram al-Boustani, Lebanese historian (Rawaeaa), dies at 88
  • Feb 1 Olan Soule, radio voice (Super Friends), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Feb 2 John Wesley Funchess Littlejohn, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 62
  • Feb 2 Stephen Barclay, actor (Pride of the Plains), dies at 75
  • Feb 2 Willie Mae Ford Smith, gospel Singer/Songwriter, dies at 89
  • Feb 2 Zilner T Randolph, jazz Trumpeter/ Arranger, dies at 95
  • Feb 4 Han Jansen, Dutch painter, dies at 62
  • Feb 4 Harold Schneider, US producer (5 Easy Pieces, War Games), dies at 55
  • Feb 4 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI), dies at 84
  • Feb 4 Justinus Darmojuwono, Indonesian archbishop/cardinal, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Fred de Bruyne, Flemish cyclist/gang leader (Paris-Nice), dies at 63
  • Feb 5 Hermann Abs, German banker to Hitler & Adenauer, dies at 92
  • Feb 5 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer, dies at 59
  • Feb 6 Ignace Strasfogel, Polish/US pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 6 Jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk), dies at 76

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • Feb 6 Joseph Cotten, actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 88
  • Feb 6 Norman Del Mar, conductor/writer (Conducting Brahms), dies at 74
  • Feb 7 Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem minister (CRM 1965-66), dies at 74
  • Feb 7 Richard Bissell, US under director of CIA (Pig's Bay), dies at 84
  • Feb 7 Witold LutosÅ‚awski, Polish composer (b. 1913)
  • Feb 8 Jacob Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogic Moment), dies at 70
  • Feb 8 Ken Hall, Australian director/producer (Kokoda front line), dies at 92
  • Feb 8 Raymond Scott, composer (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85
  • Feb 9 Arnold Smith, British 1st sec-gen of Commonwealth (1965-75), dies at 79
  • Feb 9 Jarmila Novotna, Czech/US soprano (Madame Butterfly), dies at 86
  • Feb 9 Louis Kaufman, US violinist/conductor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 88
  • Feb 9 Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1934)
  • Feb 11 Antonio Martin, Spanish cyclist, dies in cycling accident at 23
  • Feb 11 Sorrell Brooke, actor (Mayor Hogg-Dukes of Hazzard), dies at 64
  • Feb 11 William Conrad, actor (Cannon), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Feb 12 Donald Judd, US furniture maker/architect/artist, dies at 65
  • Feb 12 Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (b. 1950)
  • Feb 13 Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist, dies at 84
  • Feb 13 Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer, dies at 79
  • Feb 14 Christopher Lasch, author (Culture of Narcissism), dies at 61
  • Feb 14 Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer, dies at 47
  • Feb 15 Andrei Tsjikatilo, [Rostov Ripper], Russian mass murdered, executed
  • Feb 15 Tiger Haynes, US actor (Moscow on the Hudson, Cosby Show), dies at 79
  • Feb 17 Randy Shilts, US journalist (& the band played on), dies of AIDs at 41
  • Feb 18 Peter Caddy, founder of the Findhorn Community, dies at 76
  • Feb 19 Derek Jarman, actor/director (Tempest), dies of AIDS at 52
  • Feb 19 Georges Watin, Algerian/French officer (OAS), dies at 71
  • Feb 19 Renske Vellinga, Dutch speed-skater, dies in auto-accident at 19
  • Feb 20 Derek Jarman, English director (Last of England), dies at 52
  • Feb 20 Manuel F "Garincha" dos Santos, soccer player (Brazil), dies at 49
  • Feb 21 Frederick Edward Nicklin, architect, dies at 68
  • Feb 21 William Elgin Swinton, child Psychiatrist, dies at 54
  • Feb 22 "Papa" John Creach, US jazz musician (Papa Blues), dies at 76
  • Feb 23 Stuart Berger, doctor (Immune Power Diet), dies from obesity at 40
  • Feb 24 Dinah Shore, singer (Chevrolet), dies of cancer at 76
  • Feb 24 Donald Phillips, pianist/composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 24 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, dies at 87
  • Feb 24 Knut Anders Haukfield, SOE Operative, dies at 83
  • Feb 24 Lores Bonney, Australian aviator, 1st female solo flight Australia to UK, dies at 96
  • Feb 25 Baruch Goldstein, physician/murderer (53 in mosque), lynched at 42
  • Feb 25 Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (170 wickets for South Africa in 37 Tests), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 25 Jersey Joe Walcott, boxer, dies at 80

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Feb 25 Wladyslaw Sila Lawyer Adviser to Solidarity-Nowicki, dies at 80
  • Feb 25 Yann Piat, French MP (FN/PR), murdered at 44
  • Feb 26 Avery Fisher, US audio manufacturer (1st hi-fi), dies at 87
  • Feb 26 Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austrian social philosopher, dies at 84
  • Feb 26 William Melvin "Bill" Hicks, American stand-up comedian and social critic, dies of pancreatic cancer at 32
  • Feb 27 Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector, dies at 84
  • Feb 27 Karl I Pelgrom, Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
  • Feb 27 Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer, dies at 92
  • Feb 27 Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austria social philosopher/economist, dies at 84
  • Feb 28 Aisin Giorro Pu Chieh, brother of Last Emperor of China, dies at 86
  • Feb 28 Buster Holmes, American chef and New Orleans restaurateur, dies at 88
  • Feb 28 Elbert "Skippy" Williams, tenor Sax player, dies at 77
  • Feb 28 George Osborne Sayles, historian, dies at 92
  • Feb 28 Leopoldina Poldi Feichtegger Gerhard, dies at 90
  • Feb 28 Pu Yi, brother of last Chinese emperor, Pu Yi, dies at 87
  • Mar 1 Eliseo Diego, Cuban poet, dies at 74
  • Mar 1 Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/writer, dies at 75
  • Mar 1 Manmohan Desai, filmmaker, dies at 57
  • Mar 1 Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer Musician, dies at 51
  • Mar 1 Walter Kent, US composer (I'll Be Home for Christmas), dies at 82
  • Mar 1 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer and pianist, dies at 87
  • Mar 2 Donald McKenzie MacKinnon, philosopher, dies at 80
  • Mar 2 Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker, dies at 70
  • Mar 2 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), dies at 86
  • Mar 3 Anita Morris, actress (Nine), dies of cancer at 50
  • Mar 3 Bob Crisp, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 20 wickets at 37 35), dies
  • Mar 3 Karel Kryl, folk singer, dies at 49
  • Mar 4 Guus Verstraete Sr, Dutch actor/dir (2 Drops of Water), dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 4 John Candy, actor (SCTV, Uncle Buck), dies from a heart attack at 43

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • Mar 5 Abdullah Al-Sallal, President of Yemen (1962-67), dies
  • Mar 5 Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player, dies at 75
  • Mar 5 Paul Vincze, medallist, dies at 86
  • Mar 6 Leighton Noble, singer/Bandleader, dies at 81
  • Mar 6 Max Schubert, winemaker, dies at 89
  • Mar 6 Melina Mercouri, Greek actress (Never on a Sunday), dies at about 68
  • Mar 6 Moses Rascoe, blues singer, dies at 77
  • Mar 6 Tengis Abuladze, Georgia SSR MP (Penalty), dies at 71
  • Mar 8 John Ewart, Sydney Australia, dies of cancer at 55
  • Mar 8 Joop C Swart, publisher/founder (World Press Photo), dies at 69
  • Mar 8 Knut Haukelid, Norway/US resistance fighter (Rjukan 1943), dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Charles Bukowski, author/poet, dies of leukemia at 73
  • Mar 9 Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (The French Connection), dies of cancer at 76
  • Mar 9 John Harrison, South African correspondent (BBC), dies at 48
  • Mar 9 Lawrence E Spivak, journalist (Meet the Press), dies at 93
  • Mar 9 Louis Freeman, band leader, dies at 100
  • Mar 9 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer, dies at 77
  • Mar 9 Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
  • Mar 10 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, journalist/policeman, dies at 92
  • Mar 10 Charles Bukowski, German/US writer (Barfly, Hollywood), dies at 73
  • Mar 10 Robert Shea, author, dies of cancer
  • Mar 11 Jacques Doucet, French painter (Mostar Sarajevo), dies at 69
  • Mar 12 Sandra Paretti, German/Swiss author (Drums of Winter), dies at 59