Famous Deaths in 1995

Deaths 1 - 200 of 1,082

  • Jan 1 Eugene Wigner, physicist (Nobel prize for physics-1963), dies at 92
  • Jan 1 Frederick West, Engl contractor/serial killer, commits suicide at 53
  • Jan 1 Jess Stacy, US jazz pianist (Great Gatsby), dies at 90
  • Jan 1 Ted Hawkins, US blues singer (Watch Your Step), dies at 58
  • Jan 2 Graham Sharp, ice skater, dies at 77
  • Jan 2 Manuel Rivera, Spanish painter/co-founder (El Paso), dies at 67
  • Jan 2 Nancy Kelly, US actress (Bad Seed, Submarine Patrol), dies at 73
  • Jan 2 Siad Barre, general/president of Somalia (1969-91), dies at 84
  • Jan 3 Al Duncan, American blues drummer, dies at 68
  • Jan 3 Byron MacGregor, newscaster, dies at 56
  • Jan 3 Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon, dies at 74
  • Jan 3 Robert Nesbitt, impresario, dies at 88
  • Jan 4 D Elmina Davies, filmmaker, dies at 36
  • Jan 4 Dorothy Granger, US actress (Hog Wild, Dentist), dies at about 80
  • Jan 4 Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor, dies in air crash at 52
  • Jan 4 Jonathan Zeitlyn, artist, dies at 43
  • Jan 4 Leonard Hirsch, British violinist and conducter (BBC Empire Orch), dies at 92
  • Jan 4 Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar, dies at 82
  • Jan 4 Sol Tax, American anthropologist (b. 1907)
  • Jan 5 Francis Lopez, Fren dentist/operetta composer (Andalousie), dies at 78
  • Jan 5 Mansour Satari, brig-gen/commandant (Iran Air Force), dies at 46
  • Jan 5 Yahya Ayyash, PLO bomb maker, booby trapped cellular phone at 28
  • Jan 5 Somerset de Chair, British writer, politician and poet, dies at 83
  • Jan 6 Edward Sutcliffe, judge (British Central Criminal Court), dies at 77
  • Jan 6 James Clay, saxophonist, dies at 59
  • Jan 6 Joe Slovo, Latvian/South African attorney/sect-gen (SACR), dies at 68
  • Jan 6 Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Dutch playwright/director (Pinter), dies at 81
  • Jan 7 Arthur Leavins, violinist, dies at 77
  • Jan 7 Harry Golombek, chess Grandmaster, dies at 83
  • Jan 7 Larry Grayson, British entertainer (Generation Game), dies at 65 or 71
  • Jan 7 Viktor Vorobyov, Russian general-major, dies in battle
  • Jan 7 William Larry White Grayson, comedian, dies at 71
  • Jan 7 Murray Rothbard, American economist (b. 1926)
  • Jan 8 Carlos Monzon, [El Macho], Argentine medium weight boxing champ (1970-77), dies at 52
  • Jan 8 Joyce McCartan, peace campaigner, dies at 68
  • Jan 9 Peter Cook, English comic/actor (Peter n' Dud, Bedazzled), dies at 57
  • Jan 9 Souphanouvong, [Red Prince], president of Laos (1975-87), dies at 85
  • Jan 10 Elaine Greene, literary Agent, dies at 74
  • Jan 10 Halton Kathleen Tynan, writer, dies at 57
  • Jan 10 Souphanouvong, leader of Pathet Lao (1957), dies
  • Jan 11 Adrian J "Ad" Kaland, Dutch MP (CDA 1977-93), dies at 72
  • Jan 11 John AG Gere, English art historian (Raphael & his Circle), dies at 73
  • Jan 11 Onat Kutlar, Turkish screenplay/producer (Hazal), murdered at 59
  • Jan 11 Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist (Concert Building), dies at 76
  • Jan 11 Josef Gingold, Russian-American violinist (b. 1909)
  • Jan 12 Francis Lopez, songwriter, dies at 77
  • Jan 12 George Price, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 93
  • Jan 12 Marion Herbst, German/Dutch jewelry designer, dies at 50
  • Jan 13 Arnold Smith, painter (Vigelius Prize 1935), dies at 89
  • Jan 13 Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, bishop, dies at 81
  • Jan 13 Maxwell Henley Harris, Austrian poet/publisher (Critics), dies at 73
  • Jan 13 Ruby Starr, vocalist (Grey Ghost), dies of brain tumor at 44
  • Jan 14 Alexander Gibson, British conductor/founder (Scottish Opera), dies at 68
  • Jan 14 Alexander Gibson, conductor, dies at 69
  • Jan 14 Mark Finch, film festival organizer, dies at 33
  • Jan 14 Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, newspaper editor, dies at 84
  • Jan 15 Sollie McElroy, singer, dies at 61
  • Jan 16 William Dillard, trumpeter/singer, dies at 83
  • Jan 17 Isador Caplan, lawyer/Aldeburgh Festival pioneer, dies at 82
  • Jan 17 Urias Nooteboom, Dutch journalist/critic (The Time), dies at 54
  • Jan 18 Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939), dies at 91
  • Jan 18 Charles Baskerville, vocalist, dies at 54
  • Jan 18 Joseph Kagan, Lithuanian-British businessman (Gannex raincoats), dies at 79
  • Jan 18 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire (b. 1937)
  • Jan 19 Eugene Fuller, polymath/linguist, dies at 80
  • Jan 19 Gene MacLellan, Canadian composer and singer (b. 1938)
  • Jan 20 Mehdi Bazargan, director Iranian oil corp/premier (1979), dies at 86
  • Jan 20 Robert Shaw, town Planner, dies at 81
  • Jan 21 Flavio "Negao" Pires da Conceicao, drug Trafficker, dies at 25
  • Jan 21 John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), dies at 82
  • Jan 21 Philippe Casado, Moroccan/French cyclist, dies at 30
  • Jan 22 Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author, dies at 48
  • Jan 22 Mahmoud Sayed Selim, Egyptian moslim leader, shot to death at 29
  • Jan 22 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar), dies at 88
  • Jan 22 Nico Adriaans, founder of Rotterdam Junkiebond, dies of AIDS at 37

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 22 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mother of pres JFK, RFK, & Ted, dies at 104

Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kennedy Family Matriarch
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Jan 22 Jerry Blackwell, American professional wrestler (b. 1949)
  • Jan 23 Harold Collett Dent, journalist/educationist, dies at 100
  • Jan 23 Ken Hill, playwright/director, dies at 57
  • Jan 23 Michael Whalley Wickham, artist, dies at 91
  • Jan 23 Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright, dies at 75
  • Jan 23 Bill Horton, American doo-wop singer (The Silhouettes-Get a Job), dies at 65
  • Jan 24 Ian Prestt, English ornithologist, dies at 65
  • Jan 24 Victor Reinganum, artist, dies at 87
  • Jan 24 Wim H Sinnige, Amsterdam PvdA alderman of Finance, dies at 60
  • Jan 25 Peter Black, TV critic, dies at 82
  • Jan 25 Tom Brugman, Dutch puppeteer (Brave Dodo), dies at 62
  • Jan 25 William Sylvester, actor (2001, Devil Doll, Blind Corner), dies at 72
  • Jan 26 Bernardo Leighton, Chilian politician (1964-70), dies
  • Jan 26 Geoffrey Penwill Parsons, piano accompnaist, dies at 65
  • Jan 26 Louis Heren, journalist, dies at 65
  • Jan 26 Vic Buckingham, English soccer player/trainer (Ajax), dies at 79
  • Jan 27 Geoffrey Parsons, Australian/British pianist, dies at 65
  • Jan 27 Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/MI6-spy/priest, dies at 76
  • Jan 27 Jean Tardieu, French dramatist, dies at 91
  • Jan 27 Willem R "Wim" van der Zee, gen-sec Council of Churches, dies at 64
  • Jan 28 Barrie Wilson, religious scholar (How Jesus Became Christian), dies at 59
  • Jan 28 George Woodcock, author, dies at 82
  • Jan 28 James P Grant, US director of UNICEF (1980-95), dies at 72
  • Jan 28 Jim Gilbert, British artist and criminal, dies at 61
  • Jan 28 Philip H Burton, Welsh producer/Richard Burton's teacher, dies at 80
  • Jan 28 Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic, dies at 83
  • Jan 29 Kuldar Sink, Estonian composer, dies at 52
  • Jan 29 Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist (Rhodesia), dies at 88
  • Jan 29 Chris de Marigny, painter/designer, dies at 52
  • Jan 29 Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect, dies at 69
  • Jan 29 Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympics-gold-1948), dies at 77
  • Jan 29 Richard Desborough Burnell, oarsman, dies at 77
  • Jan 30 George H Poyser, English soccer player (Manchester City), dies at 84
  • Jan 30 George Richard James, saxophonist, dies at 88
  • Jan 30 Gerald M Durrell, British zoologist/author (Mockery Bird), dies at 70
  • Jan 31 George Abbott, playwright/actor/producer (Damn Yankees), dies at 105
  • Jan 31 James Johnson, English MP (Labour, 1950..83), dies at 86
  • Feb 1 George Abbot, director (Damn Yankees), dies at 107
  • Feb 1 John Smith, CEO (Liverpool FC), dies at 74
  • Feb 1 Michael Caesar, pope of pot, dies of liver cancer at 52
  • Feb 2 Alexis d'Anjou de Bourbon-Condé, French prince/Russian, dies at 47
  • Feb 2 Andre Frossard, French publicist (Defense of Pope), dies at 80
  • Feb 2 David Kindersley, alphabet Designer/Cutter, dies at 79
  • Feb 2 Donald Pleasance, English actor (Halloween), dies at 75
  • Feb 2 Fred Perry, English tennis star (Wimbledon 1934-36), dies at 85
  • Feb 2 Phillip Borsos, Tasmanian/Canadian director (Mean Season), dies
  • Feb 2 Robert L Haller, coon Dog Trainer, dies at 32
  • Feb 3 John Pinsent, classical scholar, dies at 72
  • Feb 3 Turner Fodrell, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
  • Feb 4 Betty Davis, British dance teacher of Dame Margot Fonteyn, dies
  • Feb 4 Patricia Highsmith, [Mary Patricia Plangman], US/Swiss, dies at 74
  • Feb 4 Roel Wiersma, Dutch soccer star (PSV), dies at 62
  • Feb 5 Courtenay E Benson, broadcaster, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Doug Mcclure, US rodeo rider/actor (Trampas-Virginian), dies at 59
  • Feb 5 Frederick Craig Riddle, violist, dies at 82
  • Feb 5 Judith Fluks, Amsterdam's activist, dies
  • Feb 5 Kimberley Leston, journalist, dies at 35
  • Feb 6 Arthur S Taylor Jr, US drummer/author (Notes on notes), dies at 65
  • Feb 6 James Ingram Merrill, US poet (Braving the elements), dies at 68
  • Feb 7 Helen Wallis, cartographer/Librarian, dies at 70
  • Feb 7 Massimo Pallottino, Italian archaeologist (Etruscologia), dies at 86
  • Feb 8 B G Hooghoudt, radiotelescope build (Dwingeloo/Westerbork), dies at 70
  • Feb 8 Wilhelm J Soukop, Austrian/British sculptor, dies at 88
  • Feb 8 William Fulbright, US politician, dies
  • Feb 9 David Wayne, [Wayne Mcmeekan], US actor (Dallas), dies at 81
  • Feb 9 J William Fulbright, (Sen-D-Ark)/anti-Vietnam War, dies at 89
  • Feb 10 Kenton Kilmer, poet/translator, dies at 85
  • Feb 10 Louis Sen A Kaw, Suriname's great dam builder, dies at 75
  • Feb 10 Paul Monette, American writer, dies of AIDS at 49
  • Feb 10 S van der Linde, church historian, dies at 89
  • Feb 12 Earring George Mayweather, blues harmonica player, dies at 66
  • Feb 12 L Jansma, Fries publisher (Friese stamp), dies
  • Feb 12 Rachid Mimouni, Algerian author (L'Honneur de la Tribu), dies at 49
  • Feb 12 Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher, dies at 82
  • Feb 12 Tony Secunda, rock band manager, dies at 54
  • Feb 13 Abdelhafid Said, Algerian student leader, murdered
  • Feb 13 Alberto Burri, Ital's physician/sculptor/painter), dies at 79
  • Feb 13 Azeddine Medjoubi, head Algerian nationally theater, murdered at 49
  • Feb 13 Joan A C Ramsey nee Hamilton, lady Ramsey of Canterbury, dies at 84
  • Feb 13 Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, saxophonist, dies at 68
  • Feb 14 Alberto Burri, Italian physician/sculptor/painter, dies at 79
  • Feb 14 Michael Vincent Gazzo, US actor/playwright (The Godfather Part II), dies at 71
  • Feb 14 Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch, TV Director/film-maker, dies at 45
  • Feb 14 Patricia Highsmith, writer, dies at 74
  • Feb 14 Roger de Grey, English chairman of Royal Academy (1984-93), dies at 76
  • Feb 14 Siem Suurhoff, TV-director (Behind the News, Sonja), dies at 58
  • Feb 14 U Nu, PM of Burma (1948-56, 57-58, 60-62), dies at 87
  • Feb 15 Francis Taylor, builder, dies at 90
  • Feb 15 Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist/rebel, dies at 77
  • Feb 15 Lord Taylor of Hadfield, British President of Taylor Woodrow Group, dies at 90
  • Feb 15 Nabila Diahnine, Algerian architect/feminist, murdered at 33
  • Feb 15 Sahnoun Jawhari, Tunisian Annahda-leader, dies at 40 in jail
  • Feb 15 Viscount Camrose, British large landowner/Conservative, dies
  • Feb 16 John Everett Allen, US businessman, dies at 91
  • Feb 16 Martin Soames, traveller, dies at 91
  • Feb 17 Jan Bart Klaster, music editor (The Slogan), dies at 50
  • Feb 17 Thelma Hulbert, painter, dies at 81
  • Feb 17 Timothy Hugh Brown, theatre critic, dies at 52
  • Feb 17 Uta Graf, singer/teacher, dies at 80
  • Feb 18 Calder Willingham, US scriptwriter (End as a Man), dies at 72
  • Feb 18 Denny Cordel, rock music producer-Laverack, dies at 51
  • Feb 18 Eddie Williams, blues/Jazz Bassist, dies at 82
  • Feb 18 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter, dies at 83
  • Feb 18 Yank Lawson, US jazz trumpeteer (Stormy weather), dies at 84
  • Feb 18 Bob Stinson, American guitarist (b.1959)
  • Feb 19 Calder Willingham, novelist/Scriptwriter, dies at 72
  • Feb 19 Ian Ball, photographer, dies at 80
  • Feb 19 Shlomo Averbach, Israeli ultra-orthodox rabbi, dies at 84
  • Feb 20 John Humphreys Whitfield, italianist, dies at 88
  • Feb 20 Shlomo Averbach, Rabbi, buried in Jerusalem, 250,000 attend
  • Feb 21 Robert Bolt, British playwright (Doctor Zhivago, Bounty), dies at 70
  • Feb 22 Ed Flanders, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere), commits suicide at 60
  • Feb 22 Elfi Althoff-Jacobi, Austrian circus director, dies at 80
  • Feb 22 Lembarek Boumaarafi, Algerian murderer of Pres Boudiaf, dies
  • Feb 23 Art Kane, photographer, dies at 69
  • Feb 23 David Melvin English Franklin, singer, dies at 52

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 23 James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Scottish author (All Creatures Great & Small), dies at 78

Novelist James Herriot
Novelist
James Herriot
  • Feb 23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), dies at 95
  • Feb 23 Peter Guy Wykeham Fighter Pilot-Barnes, dies at 79
  • Feb 24 Richard Nicholson, musician, dies at 89
  • Feb 25 Jack Clayton, British director (Great Gatsby), dies at 73
  • Feb 25 Oh Jin Woo, Korean minister of defense, dies
  • Feb 25 Terence Weil, cellist/teacher, dies at 73
  • Feb 27 Bernard Cornfield, financier, dies at 67