Famous Deaths for Year 1998

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 288

Jan 1st - Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (31 Grand Slams), dies at 92
Jan 2nd - Frank Muir, English writer, raconteur (b. 1920)
Jan 4th - John Gary, singer, dies at 65
Jan 4th - Mae Questel, American actress (b. 1908)
Jan 5th - Georgi Sviridov, Soviet neoromantic composer, dies of a heart attack at 82
Jan 5th - Sonny Bono, (Rep-R-Ca)/singer (Sonny & Cher), dies skiing at 62
Jan 5th - Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (b. 1943)
Jan 7th - Owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915)
Jan 7th - Vladimir Prelog, Croatian-Swiss Chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 91
Jan 7th - Richard Hamming, American Mathematician and Computer Scientist (Hamming code), dies of a heat attack at 82
Jan 8th - Michael Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time) dies at 93
Jan 8th - Walter Diemer, inventor (bubble gum 1928), dies of heart failure at 93
Jan 9th - Kenichi Fukui, Japanese Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1981) dies at 79
Tennis Player Helen Wills MoodyTennis Player Helen Wills Moody (Jan 1st) Jan 9th - Charito Solis, Filipino actress (b. 1935)
Jan 11th - Klaus Tennstedt, conductor, dies at 71
Jan 15th - Gulzarilal Nanda, temporary PM of India (1964, 66), dies
Jan 15th - Junior Wells, American blues musician, dies at 63
Jan 16th - David "Junior" Kimbrough, blues musician, dies at 67
Jan 16th - Peter Diamand, artistic administrator, dies at 84
Jan 16th - Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (b. 1921)
Jan 17th - Emil Sitka, actor (3 Stooges shorts), dies of stroke at 82
Jan 19th - Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, dies at 65
Jan 20th - Zevulun Hammer, Vice PM of Israel, dies
Jan 20th - Bobo Brazil, American professional wrestler (b. 1924)
Jan 21st - Jack Lord, American actor (b. 1920)
Jan 23rd - Hilla Limann, president of Ghana in (1979-81), dies
Jan 24th - Jay Monahan, husband of Katie Couric, dies of cancer at 42
Jan 25th - Mohammad Yusuf Khan, prime minister of Afganistan in (1963-65), dies
Jan 26th - S P Leary, Texan Blues drummer (Muddy Waters), dies at 67
Jan 26th - Shinichi Suzuki, music teacher (Suzuki Method), dies at 99
Jan 26th - Walter Edmonds, writer (Drums Along the Mohawk), dies at 93
Jan 29th - Joseph Alioto, mayor of San Francisco (b. 1916)
Jan 30th - Ricky Sanderson, stabbed 16-year old girl in NC, executed at 38
Jan 30th - Richard Cassilly, American tenor (b. 1927)
Feb 3rd - Karla Faye Tucker, murderer, executed at 38
Feb 5th - Tim Kelly, American musician dies at 34
Feb 6th - Carl Wilson, rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys), dies of lung cancer at 51
Feb 6th - Nazim al-Kudsi, Syrian PM (1949, 1950-51)/pres (1961-63), dies
Feb 6th - [Johann Hoelzel] Falco, singer (Rock Me Amadeus), dies at 40
Feb 6th - Haroun Tazieff, French vulcanologist and geologist (b. 1914)
Feb 7th - Carl Dean Wilson, musician, dies at 51
Feb 7th - Lawrence Sanders, American author (b. 1920)
Feb 8th - William Lambert, Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, dies at 78
Feb 8th - Julian Lincoln Simon, American economist and author (b. 1932)
Feb 8th - Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member (b.1912)
Feb 9th - Laxness, Iceland's Nobel Literature laureate, dies at 95
Feb 10th - Buddy the Wonder Dog, dog (Air Bud), dies of cancer at 9
Feb 10th - Maurice Schumann, French foreign minister (1969-73), dies
Feb 13th - Jo Clayton, author, Cancer Died, Drums of Chaos, dies at 58
Feb 15th - Martha Gelhorn, female war correspondent (Reuters), dies at 89
Feb 17th - Ernst Juenger, German writer, dies at 102
Feb 17th - Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (b. 1921)
Feb 18th - Harry Caray, sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), dies at 77
Feb 18th - Mya Than Tint, Myanmarese author, dies of brain hemorrhage at 69
Feb 18th - Robert Merrill, songwriter (Funny Girl), commits suicide at 76
Feb 18th - Robbie James, Welsh footballer (b. 1957)
Feb 19th - Grandpa Jones, country comic/banjo wizard (Hee Haw), dies at 84
Feb 22nd - Grandpa [Louis Marshall] Jones, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 84
Feb 22nd - Jose Maria de Areilza, Sp minister of foreign affairs (1975-76), dies
Feb 22nd - Sandy Hume, correspondent (Fox News), commits suicide at 28
Feb 22nd - Abraham Ribicoff, American politician (b. 1910)
Feb 23rd - Philip Abbott, actor (Arthur Ward-FBI), dies at 74
Feb 24th - Henny Youngman, comedian (Take my wife please), dies at 92
Feb 24th - Antonio Prohias, Cuban-born cartoonist (b. 1921)
Feb 25th - Luigi Veronesi, Italian abstract artist (Campo Grafico), dies at 90
Feb 25th - Umberto Mastroianni, Italian sculptor, dies at 87
Feb 25th - Celestine Tate Harrington, a quadriplegic street musician and writer.
Feb 26th - J T Walsh, actor (Good Morning Vietnam), dies at 54
Feb 27th - J. T. Walsh, American actor (b. 1943)
Feb 28th - Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (b. 1952)
Feb 28th - Arkady Shevchenko, Soviet diplomat (b. 1930)
Mar 2nd - Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), dies at 95
Mar 3rd - Fred Friendly, American broadcast executive (b. 1915)
Mar 6th - Adem Jasari, Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) leader, killed
Mar 6th - Frank Barrett, American baseball player (b. 1913)
NFL Middle Linebacker Ray NitschkeNFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke (Mar 8th) Mar 8th - Ray Nitschke, American football player, dies of a heart attack at 61
Mar 10th - Lloyd Bridges, American actor (b. 1913)
Mar 12th - Judge Dread, English musician (b. 1945)
Mar 12th - Beatrice Wood, American artist and ceramist (b. 1893)
Mar 12th - Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (b. 1924)
Mar 13th - Bill Reid, Canadian artist (b. 1920)
Mar 13th - Hans von Ohain, German engineer (b. 1911)
Mar 15th - Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and writer, dies at 94
Mar 16th - Derek Harold Richard Barton, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
Mar 16th - Esther Bubley, American photographer aged 77
Mar 20th - George Howard, American jazz saxophone musician
Mar 21st - Galina Ulanova, Russian prima ballerina assoluta (b. 1910)
Mar 25th - Max Green, Australian lawyer (b. 1952)
Pediatrician Benjamin SpockPediatrician Benjamin Spock (Mar 15th) Mar 25th - Steve Schiff, United States Congressman (b. 1947)
Mar 27th - Ferry Porsche, Austrian automobile manufacturer (b. 1909)
Mar 27th - David McClelland, American psychologist (b. 1917)
Mar 31st - Bella Abzug, American politician (b. 1920)
Mar 31st - Tim Flock, American race car driver (b. 1924)
Apr 1st - Gene Evans, American actor (b. 1922)
Apr 1st - Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death) (b. 1963)
Apr 2nd - Rob Pilatus, American model and entertainer (Milli Vanilli) (b. 1965)
Apr 3rd - Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (b. 1900)
Apr 5th - Cozy Powell, British musician (b. 1947)
Apr 6th - Tammy Wynette, American country singer, dies at 55
Apr 6th - Wendy O. Williams, American singer (Plasmatics) (b. 1949)
Apr 7th - Broery Marantika, Indonesian singer
Apr 9th - Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (b. 1953)
Country singer Tammy WynetteCountry singer Tammy Wynette (Apr 6th) Apr 13th - Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfer (b. 1960)
Apr 15th - Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator (b. 1925)
Apr 16th - Fred Davis, English snooker player (b. 1913)
Apr 16th - Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician (b. 1920)
Apr 17th - Linda McCartney, American-born photographer and wife of Paul McCartney (b. 1941)
Apr 18th - Terry Sanford, American politician (b. 1917)
Apr 19th - Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
Apr 21st - Jean Francois Lyotard, French philosopher and sociologist (b. 1924)
Apr 22nd - Kitch Christie, South African rugby coach (b. 1940)
Apr 23rd - Constantine Karamanlis, Greek politician (b. 1907)
Apr 23rd - James Earl Ray, American assassin (b. 1928)
Apr 25th - Wright Morris, American writer (b. 1910)
Apr 27th - Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born writer (b. 1925)
Apr 27th - John Bassett, Canadian publisher and media baron (b. 1915)
Apr 27th - Dominique Aury, French novelist (b. 1907)
Apr 28th - Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (b. 1939)
Apr 29th - Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1922)
Apr 30th - Nizar Qabbani, Syrian poet (b. 1926)
May 1st - Eldridge Cleaver, American activist (b. 1935)
May 2nd - Gene Raymond, American actor (b. 1908)
May 2nd - Hideto "hide" Matsumoto, Japanese musician (b. 1964)
May 2nd - Justin Fashanu, English footballer (b. 1961)
May 2nd - Kevin Lloyd, British actor (b. 1949)
May 7th - Allan McLeod Cormack, South African physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1924)
May 7th - Eddie Rabbitt, American musician (b. 1941)
May 8th - Bebe Rebozo, American banker and Watergate figure (b. 1912)
May 9th - Alice Faye, American actress (Barricade), dies of stomach cancer at 83
Singer/Actor Frank SinatraSinger/Actor Frank Sinatra (May 14th) May 14th - Frank Sinatra, American singer ("My Way") and actor ("Guys and Dolls") , dies at 82
May 14th - Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American conservationist (b. 1890)
May 15th - Earl Manigault, American basketball player (b. 1944)
May 19th - Sōsuke Uno, Japanese prime minister (b. 1922)
May 22nd - José Enrique Moyal, mathematical physicist (b. 1910)
May 26th - Sergey Yablonsky, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics, dies at 73
May 28th - Phil Hartman, Canadian actor and comedian, murdered by his wife in his sleep at 49
May 29th - Barry M. Goldwater, U.S. Senator from Arizona and presidential candidate (b. 1909)
May 31st - Charles Van Acker, Belgian racing driver (b. 1912)
Actor Phil HartmanActor Phil Hartman (May 28th) Jun 1st - Darwin Joston, American actor (b. 1937)
Jun 2nd - Sylvester Ritter, American professional wrestler (b. 1952)
Jun 3rd - Poul Bundgaard, Danish actor and singer (b. 1922)
Jun 5th - Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
Jun 5th - Sam Yorty, Mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1909)
Jun 8th - Sani Abacha, President of Nigeria, dies at 54
Jun 8th - Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (b. 1903)
Jun 10th - Hammond Innes, English author (b. 1914)
Jun 10th - Jim Hearn, American baseball player (b. 1921)
Jun 11th - Catherine Cookson, British novelist (b. 1906)
Jun 13th - Birger Ruud, Norwegian athlete (b. 1911)
Jun 20th - Conrad Schumann, East German border guard (b. 1942)

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