Famous Deaths in 1996

Deaths 1 - 200 of 1,164

  • Jan 1st Arleigh Albert Burke, US Admiral, dies at 94
  • Jan 1st Arthur Rudolph, rocket Engineer, dies at 89
  • Jan 1st Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic, dies at 55
  • Jan 2nd Sydney Thompson, rock Climber, dies at 81
  • Jan 2nd Thornton Page, astrophysicist, dies at 82
  • Jan 2nd Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (b. 1915)
  • Jan 3rd Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer, dies at 67
  • Jan 3rd Terence Tenison Cuneo, artist, dies at 88
  • Jan 4th Ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone, dies at 83
  • Jan 4th Roy McKelvie, soldier/sports writer, dies at 83
  • Jan 5th Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86
  • Jan 5th Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader, dies at 84
  • Jan 5th Lincoln Kirstein, ballet administrator, dies at 88
  • Jan 5th Richard Versaille, tenor, dies at 63
  • Jan 6th Duane Hanson, sculptor, dies at 60
  • Jan 6th Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician, dies at 94
  • Jan 6th John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher, dies at 68
  • Jan 6th Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, musician, dies at 80
  • Jan 7th James Holland, artist/exhibition organiser, dies at 90
  • Jan 7th Karoly Grosz, PM of Hungry (1987-88), dies at 65
  • Jan 7th Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist, dies at 88
  • Jan 7th Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist, dies at 93
  • Jan 7th Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (b. 1911)

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

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