Famous Deaths in 1994

Deaths 1 - 200 of 1,082

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

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

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

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Feb 25th Jersey Joe Walcott, boxer, dies at 80

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • Mar 5th Abdullah Al-Sallal, pres of Yemen (1962-67), dies
  • Mar 5th Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player, dies at 75
  • Mar 5th Paul Vincze, medallist, dies at 86
  • Mar 6th Leighton Noble, singer/Bandleader, dies at 81
  • Mar 6th Max Schubert, winemaker, dies at 89
  • Mar 6th Melina Mercouri, Greek actress (Never on a Sunday), dies at about 68
  • Mar 6th Moses Rascoe, blues singer, dies at 77
  • Mar 6th Tengis Abuladze, Georgia SSR MP (Penalty), dies at 71
  • Mar 8th John Ewart, Sydney Australia, dies of cancer at 55
  • Mar 8th Joop C Swart, publisher/founder (World Press Photo), dies at 69
  • Mar 8th Knut Haukelid, Norway/US resistance fighter (Rjukan 1943), dies at 82
  • Mar 9th Charles Bukowski, author/poet, dies of leukemia at 73
  • Mar 9th Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (The French Connection), dies of cancer at 76
  • Mar 9th John Harrison, South African correspondent (BBC), dies at 48
  • Mar 9th Lawrence E Spivak, journalist (Meet the Press), dies at 93
  • Mar 9th Louis Freeman, band leader, dies at 100
  • Mar 9th Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer, dies at 77
  • Mar 9th Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
  • Mar 10th Cecil Rolph Hewitt, journalist/policeman, dies at 92
  • Mar 10th Charles Bukowski, German/US writer (Barfly, Hollywood), dies at 73
  • Mar 10th Robert Shea, author, dies of cancer
  • Mar 11th Jacques Doucet, French painter (Mostar Sarajevo), dies at 69
  • Mar 12th Sandra Paretti, German/Swiss author (Drums of Winter), dies at 59
  • Mar 13th Danny Barker, US banjo player/guitarist (Bourbon St Black), dies at 85
  • Mar 13th Edward James "Murt" O'Donoghue, snooker player