Famous Deaths in 1996

Deaths 1 - 200 of 1,166

  • Jan 1 Arleigh Albert Burke, US Admiral, dies at 94
  • Jan 1 Arthur Rudolph, rocket Engineer, dies at 89
  • Jan 1 Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic, dies at 55
  • Jan 2 Sydney Thompson, rock Climber, dies at 81
  • Jan 2 Thornton Page, astrophysicist, dies at 82
  • Jan 2 Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (b. 1915)
  • Jan 3 Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer, dies at 67
  • Jan 3 Terence Tenison Cuneo, artist, dies at 88
  • Jan 4 Ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone, dies at 83
  • Jan 4 Roy McKelvie, soldier/sports writer, dies at 83
  • Jan 5 Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86
  • Jan 5 Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader, dies at 84
  • Jan 5 Lincoln Kirstein, ballet administrator, dies at 88
  • Jan 5 Richard Versaille, tenor, dies at 63
  • Jan 6 Duane Hanson, American sculptor and artist, dies at 70
  • Jan 6 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician, dies at 94
  • Jan 6 John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher, dies at 68
  • Jan 6 Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, musician, dies at 80
  • Jan 7 James Holland, artist/exhibition organiser, dies at 90
  • Jan 7 Karoly Grosz, PM of Hungry (1987-88), dies at 65
  • Jan 7 Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist, dies at 88
  • Jan 7 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist, dies at 93
  • Jan 7 Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (b. 1911)

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Jan 8 Francois Mitterrand, President of France (1981-95), dies of cancer at 79

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Jan 8 Kurt Schmucker, member (Union of Christian Democrats), dies
  • Jan 8 William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter, dies at 52
  • Jan 8 Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (b. 1907)
  • Jan 9 Fearless Mary Nadia Wadia, actress, dies at 88
  • Jan 9 Kurt Schmucker, German RFA minister of Economy (1963-66), dies
  • Jan 9 Michael Lynn Synar, politician, dies at 45
  • Jan 10 Alexander Robertus, organic chemist, dies at 88
  • Jan 10 Arthur Sydney Martin, spycatcher, dies at 81
  • Jan 11 Eric Hebborn, artist/faker, dies at 61
  • Jan 11 Harold Walter Bailey, philologist, dies at 96
  • Jan 11 Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist, dies at 87
  • Jan 11 Ike Isaacs, Burnese-born jazz guitarist, dies at 76
  • Jan 12 Edmund Happold, engineer, dies at 65
  • Jan 12 John Howard Purnell, scientist, dies at 70
  • Jan 12 Peggy Braithwaite, lighthouse-keeper, dies at 76
  • Jan 12 Joachim Nitsche, German mathematician (b. 1926)
  • Jan 13 Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], actress (Julietta), dies at 99
  • Jan 13 Willian Myuon Bany Guerrilla leader, dies
  • Jan 14 Eric Briault, educationalist, dies at 84
  • Jan 14 Pamelo Mounk'a, musician, dies at 50
  • Jan 15 Les Baxter, singer/orchestra leader/composer (Born Again), dies at 73
  • Jan 15 Moshoeshoe II, King of Lesotho (1966-90), dies at 51
  • Jan 15 Richard Charles Cobb, historian, dies at 78
  • Jan 16 Harry Potts, footballer/manager, dies at 75
  • Jan 16 Kaye Webb, publisher, dies at 81
  • Jan 16 Marcia Davenport, American author and music critic (b. 1903)
  • Jan 17 Barbara Charline Jordan, politician, dies at 59
  • Jan 17 Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist, dies at 83
  • Jan 17 Giles William Playfair, writer, dies at 85
  • Jan 17 John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman, dies at 83
  • Jan 17 Robert Covington, drummer/singer, dies at 54
  • Jan 17 Amber Hagerman, American namesake of the Amber Alert system (b. 1986)
  • Jan 17 Mostafa Sid Ahmed, Sudanese singer (b. 1953)
  • Jan 18 Leonor Fini, Argentine artist, dies at 87
  • Jan 18 Minnesota Fats, [Rudolf Wanderone Jr], billiard hustler, dies at 82
  • Jan 18 N T Rama Rao, PM of Andhra Pradesh India (1983-84, 84-89, 94-95), dies
  • Jan 18 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Indian actor (b. 1923)
  • Jan 18 Jos Kunst, Dutch composer, dies at 60
  • Jan 19 Bernard Baily, comic artist, dies at 79
  • Jan 19 Donald Simpson, film producer, dies at 52
  • Jan 19 Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/South African activist, dies at 70
  • Jan 20 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 63
  • Jan 20 David Robin Francis Guy Greville, 8th Duke of Warwick, dies at 61
  • Jan 20 Ellis Hillman, politician, dies at 68
  • Jan 20 Gerald Joseph Mulligan, baritone saxophonist/composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 20 Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent, dies at 83
  • Jan 20 Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic, dies at 85
  • Jan 20 Sidney Korshak, lawyer, dies at 87
  • Jan 21 Roman Ciesiewicz, artist/graphic designer, dies at 65
  • Jan 21 Sam Green, industrialist/inventor, dies at 88
  • Jan 21 René Marc Jalbert, sergeant-at-Arms at the National Assembly of Quebec (b. 1921)
  • Jan 22 Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert, dies at 77
  • Jan 22 Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer, dies at 71
  • Jan 22 Mabel Leigh, potter, dies at 80
  • Jan 22 Yisrael Eldad, extremist politician, dies at 85
  • Jan 23 John Mackin, programmer, dies at 36
  • Jan 23 Norman MacCaig, Scottish poet, dies at 85
  • Jan 23 Shirley Carter Burden, patrician, dies at 54
  • Jan 24 Sandor Iharos, athlete, dies at 65
  • Jan 24 Ursula Heathcote Nicholls, campaigner, dies at 75
  • Jan 25 Jonathan Larson, composer, dead Aortic aneurysm at 35
  • Jan 25 Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director, dies at 68
  • Jan 26 David Schultz, wrestler (Oly-Gold-84), killed by John Du Pont
  • Jan 26 Harold Brodkey, writer, dies at 65
  • Jan 26 Henry Jay Lewis, conductor, dies at 63
  • Jan 26 Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1921)
  • Jan 26 Stevie Plunder, Australian musician (b. 1963)
  • Jan 27 Barbara Skelton, writer, dies at 79
  • Jan 27 John Patrick Sutton Ludlow, actor (Agatha), dies at 93
  • Jan 27 Julian Hill, research chemist, dies at 91
  • Jan 27 Olga Havlova, political activist, dies at 63
  • Jan 27 Ralph Webster Yarborough, politician, dies at 92
  • Jan 27 Tommy Mitchell, cricket (Derbyshire leg-spin, 5 Tests for Eng), dies
  • Jan 28 Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist, dies at 84
  • Jan 28 Dan Duva, boxing promoter, dies at 44
  • Jan 28 Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman), dies at 81
  • Jan 28 John Mosely, recording expert/entrepreneur, dies at 81
  • Jan 28 Joseph Brodsky, poet, dies at 55
  • Jan 28 Or San Yu, president of Burma in (1981-88), dies
  • Jan 28 U San Yu, soldier/politician, dies at 77
  • Jan 28 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer, dies at 71
  • Jan 29 Jack Sutherland, journalist, dies at 79
  • Jan 29 John Terence Reese, bridge master, dies at 82
  • Jan 30 Bob Thiele, record producer, dies at 73
  • Jan 30 Guy Doleman, actor (Deadly Bees, Idol, Thunderball), dies at 72
  • Jan 31 Gustave Solomon, mathematician, dies at 65
  • Feb 1 Clive Burton, neuropathologist, dies at 54
  • Feb 2 Gene Kelly, actor/dancer (Singing in the Rain), dies at 83
  • Feb 2 Ray McIntire, chemical engineer, dies at 77
  • Feb 2 Shamus Culhane, animator, dies at 87
  • Feb 3 Audrey Meadows, actress (Alice-Honeymooners), dies at 69
  • Feb 3 Broderick Vernon Chinnery Photographer-Haldane, dies at 83
  • Feb 3 Edward Adamson, art therapist/collector, dies at 84
  • Feb 3 Edward Frederick Weston Goodman, property Developer, dies at 81
  • Feb 3 Tibor Reich, textile designer, dies at 79
  • Feb 3 Wild Jimmy Spruill, blues guitarist, dies at 61
  • Feb 5 Antonio Ruiz Soler, spanish dancer, dies at 74
  • Feb 5 Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor, dies at 86
  • Feb 5 Peter Pooley, broadcaster, dies at 84
  • Feb 5 W R Lee, language teacher, dies at 84
  • Feb 6 Guy Madison, actor (Wild Bill Hickok), dies at 74
  • Feb 6 Ronald Fletcher, broadcaster, dies at 85
  • Feb 6 Rosemary Tsay, drama critic/SOE operator, dies at 76
  • Feb 7 George Lowthian Trevelyan, designer/visionary, dies at 89
  • Feb 7 Isian Kehinde I K Dairo, musician/academic, dies at 65
  • Feb 7 Lillian Rambach, teacher violinist, dies at 84
  • Feb 7 Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer, dies at 88
  • Feb 7 Tiny Winters, musician, dies at 87
  • Feb 7 Phillip Davidson, US Army general (b. 1915)
  • Feb 8 Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, dies at 76
  • Feb 8 Mercer Kennedy Ellington, trumpeter bandleader/composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 9 Adolf Galland, general (Luftwaffe), dies at 83
  • Feb 9 Alistair Cameron Crombie, historian of science, dies at 80
  • Feb 9 Barry Troyna, teacher/educational sociologist, dies at 44
  • Feb 9 Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin, trade unionist, dies at 80
  • Feb 9 Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (3 Weeks), dies at 86
  • Feb 9 Neil Franklin, soccer star, dies at 74
  • Feb 10 Hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist, dies at 67
  • Feb 11 Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet, commits suicide at 65
  • Feb 11 Bob Shaw, Irish science fiction writer, dies of cancer at 64
  • Feb 11 Cyril Poole, cricket (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), dies
  • Feb 11 Kebby Musokotwane, prime minister of Zambia in (1985-89), dies
  • Feb 11 Phil Regan, actor (Las Vegas Night, Dames, Housewife), dies at 88
  • Feb 12 Roger Omond, journalist, dies at 51
  • Feb 12 Bob Shaw, Northern Irish novelist (b. 1931)
  • Feb 13 Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist, dies at 91
  • Feb 13 Martin Balsam, actor (Archie's Place), dies at 76
  • Feb 14 Bob Paisley, football manager, dies at 77
  • Feb 14 Caroline Blackwood, writer, dies at 64
  • Feb 14 Eva Hart, Titanic survivor, dies at 90
  • Feb 14 Ivan William Hannaford, sociologist, dies at 64
  • Feb 15 Bruno Ferenc Straub, Hungarian statesman, dies
  • Feb 15 Margaret Courtenay, actress (Royal Flash, Duet for One), dies at 72
  • Feb 15 McLean Stevenson, actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry), dies at 66
  • Feb 15 Oscar Abrams, community organiser, dies at 58
  • Feb 15 Tommy Rettig, actor (Lassie)/computer programmer (Clipper), dies at 54
  • Feb 16 Charles McCorquodale, art historian, dies at 47
  • Feb 16 Edmund G "Pat" Brown, politician, dies at 90
  • Feb 16 Kenneth Robinson, politician/businessman, dies at 84
  • Feb 16 MacLean Stevenson, actor (M*A*S*H), dies of heart attack at 66
  • Feb 16 Roger Bowen, actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob), dies at 62
  • Feb 16 Susan Bosence, textile designer, dies at 82
  • Feb 16 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, American blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • Feb 17 Bentley Bridgewater, british Museum secretary, dies at 84
  • Feb 17 Henry Guinness, missionary, dies at 87
  • Feb 17 Jean Writer-Pierre Herve Bazin, dies at 84
  • Feb 17 Michael Raptis, writer/recolutionary, dies at 84
  • Feb 17 [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, actress/singer (Sun Child), dies at 95
  • Feb 18 Brian Daley, writer, dies at 48
  • Feb 18 Jack Thieuloy, French writer, dies at 64
  • Feb 18 Nicholas Beriozoff, ballet master, dies at 89
  • Feb 18 Richard Leslie Hill, historian, dies at 94
  • Feb 19 Brenda Bruce, actress (December Bride, Nightmare), dies at 77
  • Feb 19 Charles O Finley, baseball owner (Oakland A's), dies at 76
  • Feb 19 Grant Sawyer, US politician, dies at 76
  • Feb 19 Madhaviah Krishnan, naturalist, dies at 83
  • Feb 20 Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, Test pilot, dies at 83
  • Feb 20 Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer, dies at 69
  • Feb 20 Toru Takemitsu, composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 20 Walter Charles Marshall, scientist, dies at 63
  • Feb 20 Solomon Asch, American psychologist (b. 1907)
  • Feb 21 Horace Leonard Gold, sF writer/editor, dies at 81
  • Feb 21 Jean Burroughs, educationalist, dies at 67
  • Feb 21 Morton Gould, composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 21 Terence Edward Armstrong, polar geographer, dies at 75
  • Feb 22 Helmut Schoen, soccer coach, dies at 80
  • Feb 22 Niall MacDermott, lawyer/politician, dies at 79
  • Feb 23 Freddie Stocks, cricket (cent on debut & wkt on 1st ball, Notts), dies
  • Feb 23 George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher, dies at 66
  • Feb 23 Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician, dies at 78
  • Feb 24 Anna Larina, revolutionary, dies at 82
  • Feb 24 Gene Mitchell, museum director, dies on 70th birthday
  • Feb 24 James Runcieman Sutherland, academic, dies at 95
  • Feb 24 Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist, dies at 71
  • Feb 25 Haing S Ngor, doctor/actor (Killing Fields), dies at 45
  • Feb 25 Marion Farouk Political scientist-Sluglett, dies at 59