Famous Deaths in 1999

Deaths 1 - 200 of 305

  • Jan 2nd Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (b. 1907)
  • Jan 4th Iron Eyes Cody, American actor (b. 1904)
  • Jan 6th French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness at age 36
  • Jan 10th Sir Edward Williams, Australian judge (b. 1921)
  • Jan 11th Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)
  • Jan 11th Brian Moore, Irish-born writer (b. 1921)
  • Jan 11th Fabrizio de André, Italian singer (b. 1940)
  • Jan 12th Betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (b. 1914)
  • Jan 12th Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1961)
  • Jan 14th Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (b. 1933)
  • Jan 15th Betty Box, British film producer (b. 1915)
  • Jan 16th Jim McClelland, Australian solicitor, politician, Minister, Royal Commissioner, judge (b. 1915)
  • Jan 17th Robert Eads, American transsexual (b. 1945)
  • Jan 19th Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby union footballer (b. 1967)
  • Jan 21st Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (b. 1920)
  • Jan 21st Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938)
  • Jan 22nd Graham Staines, Australian missionary (b. 1941)
  • Jan 23rd Jay Pritzker, American businessman (b. 1922)
  • Jan 23rd Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (b. 1949)
  • Jan 25th Sarah "Sadie" Delany, American author (b. 1889)
  • Jan 25th Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)
  • Jan 25th Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)
  • Jan 28th Markey Robinson, Irish painter (b. 1918)
  • Jan 28th Torgny T:son Segerstedt, Swedish sociologist and philosopher (b. 1908)
  • Jan 29th Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (b. 1918)
  • Jan 30th Huntz Hall, American actor (b. 1919)
  • Jan 30th Ed Herlihy, American broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • Jan 31st Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (b. 1929)
  • Jan 31st Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Feb 1st Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (b. 1907)
  • Feb 1st Barış Manço, Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity. (b. 1943)
  • Feb 2nd David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (b. 1962)
  • Feb 3rd Gwen Guthrie, American singer("Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent"), dies of cancer at 48
  • Feb 5th Wassily Leontief, Russian economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1906)
  • Feb 7th King Hussein of Jordan (b. 1935)
  • Feb 7th Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (b. 1918)
  • Feb 7th José Silva, author of Silva Method and the Silva UltraMind ESP System (b. 1914)
  • Feb 8th Iris Murdoch, Irish-born British writer (The Sea, The Sea), dies at 79
  • Feb 9th Bryan Mosley, British actor (b. 1931)
  • Feb 14th John Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor (b. 1925)
  • Feb 14th Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey), dies at 65
  • Feb 15th Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • Feb 15th Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)
  • Feb 15th Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 16th Michael Larson, Press Your Luck Big-winning contestant (b. 1949)
  • Feb 18th Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (b. 1932)
  • Feb 19th Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Iraqi Shiite leader (assassinated)
  • Feb 20th Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971)
  • Feb 20th Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946)
  • Feb 21st Wilmer David Mizell, baseball player (b. 1930)
  • Feb 21st Gertrude B. Elion, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1918)
  • Feb 22nd Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)
  • Feb 23rd Carlos Hathcock, USMC Sniper, 93 Confirmed Kills (b. 1942)
  • Feb 24th Andre Dubus, American writer (b. 1936)
  • Feb 24th Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (b. 1916)
  • Feb 25th Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • Feb 28th Christine Glanville, British Puppeteer (. 1924)
  • Mar 2nd Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 2nd David Ackles, American singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • Mar 3rd Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • Mar 4th Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1908)
  • Mar 4th Del Close, American actor (b. 1934)
  • Mar 4th Karel van het Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1921)
  • Mar 5th Richard Kiley, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Mar 6th Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah, emir of Bahrain (b. 1933)
  • Mar 6th Dennis Viollet, former soccer player (b. 1933)
  • Mar 7th Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (b. 1918)

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Mar 7th Stanley Kubrick, American film director (2001 A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange) dies at 70

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
  • Mar 8th Peggy Cass, American actress and comedian (b. 1924)

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Mar 8th Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1914)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Mar 8th Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinean writer (b.1914)
  • Mar 9th Harry Somers, Canadian composer (b. 1925)
  • Mar 10th Oswaldo Guayasamin, Ecuadorian paintor and sculptor (b. 1919)
  • Mar 11th Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (b. 1922)
  • Mar 12th Yehudi Menuhin, American-born British violinist, conductor and teacher, dies at 82
  • Mar 13th Lee Falk, American cartoonist (b. 1911)
  • Mar 13th Garson Kanin, American writer and director (b. 1912)
  • Mar 13th Bidu Sayão, Brazilian born soprano (b. 1902)
  • Mar 14th Kirk Alyn, American actor (b. 1910)
  • Mar 16th Gratien Gélinas, Quebec playwright and director (b. 1909)
  • Mar 17th Ernest Gold, Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), dies at 77
  • Mar 17th Rod Hull, British comedian (b. 1936)
  • Mar 18th Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (b. 1905)
  • Mar 19th Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (b. 1926)
  • Mar 19th Tofilau Eti Alesana, former Prime Minister of Samoa (b. 1924)
  • Mar 20th Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, dies at 79
  • Mar 21st Ernie Wise, British comedian (b. 1925)
  • Mar 22nd David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
  • Mar 23rd Luis María Argaña, Paraguayan politician (b. ?)
  • Mar 24th Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's activist (b. 1902)
  • Mar 24th Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
  • Mar 25th Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball manager (b. 1936)
  • Mar 28th Freaky Tah, American rapper (Lost Boyz) (b. 1971)
  • Mar 29th Joe Williams, American singer, dies of natural causes at 80
  • Mar 30th Gary Morton, American film and television producer (b. 1924)
  • Mar 31st Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist (b. 1922)
  • Apr 1st Jesse Stone, American record producer (b. 1901)
  • Apr 3rd Lionel Bart, English pop music composer and writer, dies of liver cancer at 68
  • Apr 4th Faith Domergue, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Apr 4th Early Wynn, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • Apr 5th Paul David, French-Canadian cardiologist (b. 1919)
  • Apr 6th Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist (b. 1908)
  • Apr 9th Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Niger politician and general (b. 1949)
  • Apr 10th Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-born biochemist (b. 1910)
  • Apr 10th Jean Vander Pyl, American voice actress (b. 1919)
  • Apr 12th Boxcar Willie, American singer (b. 1931)
  • Apr 13th Ortvin Sarapu, New Zealand chess player (b. 1924)
  • Apr 13th Willi Stoph, German politician (b. 1914)
  • Apr 14th Ellen Corby, American actress (b. 1911)
  • Apr 14th Anthony Newley, British actor and singer (b. 1931)
  • Apr 15th Harvey Postlethwaite, British engineer and racing car designer (b. 1944)
  • Apr 16th Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1946)
  • Apr 19th David Sanes, US Navy employee
  • Apr 19th Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal (b. 1919)
  • Apr 20th Victims and shooters of the Columbine High School massacre
  • Apr 20th Rick Rude, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  • Apr 20th Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist and comedian (b. 1896)
  • Apr 21st Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, American actor and musician (b. 1904)
  • Apr 22nd Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (b. 1938)
  • Apr 22nd Chan Canasta, magician and mindreader (b. 1920)
  • Apr 25th Lord Killanin, Irish International Olympic Committee president (b. 1914)
  • Apr 26th Adrian Borland, English musician (The Sound) (b. 1957)
  • Apr 26th Jill Dando, British television presenter (b.1961)
  • Apr 27th Al Hirt, American trumpeter (b. 1922)
  • Apr 28th Rory Calhoun, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Apr 28th Alf Ramsey, English football manager (b. 1920)

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Apr 28th Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1921)

  • May 2nd Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938)
  • May 2nd Edward Portman, 9th Viscount Portman, British landowner and multimillionaire, dies at 65
  • May 3rd Joe Adcock, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • May 3rd Steve Chiasson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • May 8th Dirk Bogarde, London England, actor (b. 1921) (Death in Venice, Servant)
  • May 8th Ed Gilbert, American actor (b. 1931)
  • May 8th Dana Plato, American actress (b. 1964)
  • May 10th Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer (b. 1930)
  • May 12th Abd-al-Aziz ibn Abd-Allah ibn Baaz, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia 1993-1999 (b. 1910)
  • May 12th Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist (b. 1914)
  • May 13th Gene Sarazen, American golfer (b. 1902)
  • May 17th Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian record producer and musician (b. 1949)
  • May 18th Augustus Pablo, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
  • May 18th Betty Robinson, American runner (b. 1911)
  • May 19th James Blades, English percussionist (b. 1901)
  • May 19th Candy Candido, American actor (b. 1913)
  • May 21st Karnail "Bugz" Pitts, American rapper (D12) (b. 1979)
  • May 23rd Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • May 26th Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
  • May 26th Waldo Semon, American inventor (b. 1898)
  • Jun 1st Christopher Sydney Cockerell, British engineer and inventor (b. 1910)
  • Jun 2nd Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican musician (The Wailers) (b. 1949)
  • Jun 5th Mel Tormé, American singer ("The Velvet Fog"), composer, and actor (b. 1925)
  • Jun 6th Anne Haddy, Australian actress (b. 1930)
  • Jun 7th Paco Stanley, Mexican TV entertainer (b. 1942)
  • Jun 11th DeForest Kelley, American actor (b. 1920)
  • Jun 14th Bernie Faloney, professional football player (b. 1932)
  • Jun 16th David Edward Sutch, British musician (b. 1940)
  • Jun 20th Clifton Fadiman, American author (b. 1902)
  • Jun 21st Kami, Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer) (b. 1973)
  • Jun 21st Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, dies at 84
  • Jun 23rd Buster Merryfield, British actor (b. 1920)
  • Jun 25th Fred Feast, English actor (b. 1929)
  • Jun 27th George Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (b. 1919)
  • Jun 27th Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), commits suicide at 57
  • Jun 29th Allan Carr, American film producer (b. 1937)
  • Jul 1st Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-born film director (b. 1908)
  • Jul 1st Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), dies at 72
  • Jul 1st Forrest Mars Sr., American candy magnate (b. 1904)
  • Jul 1st Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)

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Jul 2nd Mario Puzo, American author, dies at 78

Novelist Mario Puzo
Novelist
Mario Puzo
  • Jul 3rd Mark Sandman, American musician (b. 1952)
  • Jul 4th Leo Garel, American artist and cartoonist (b.1917)
  • Jul 6th Carl Gunter Jr, American politician (b. 1938)
  • Jul 6th Joaquin Rodrigo, Spanish composer (b. 1901)
  • Jul 6th Barry Winchell, American soldier (b. 1977)
  • Jul 7th Captain Vikram Batra, Indian Army officer, awarded Param Vir Chakra (September 9,1974)
  • Jul 8th Pete Conrad, American astronaut (b. 1930)
  • Jul 9th Robert de Cotret, Canadian politician (b. 1944)
  • Jul 11th Helen Forrest, American singer (b. 1917)
  • Jul 12th Bill Owen, British actor (b. 1914)
  • Jul 16th Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr. (b. 1966)

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Jul 16th John F. Kennedy Jr., American publisher (George) and lawyer, dies in a plane crash at 38

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
John F. Kennedy Jr.
  • Jul 16th Hiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer (b. 1979)
  • Jul 17th Kevin Wilkinson, English drummer (The Waterboys), commits suicide at 41
  • Jul 20th Sandra Gould, American actress (b. 1916)
  • Jul 22nd Gar Samuelson, American musician (Megadeth) (b. 1958)
  • Jul 23rd Hassan II, King of Morocco (1961-99), dies of natural causes at 70
  • Jul 27th Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (b. 1912)
  • Jul 27th Sweets Edison, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1915)
  • Jul 28th Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1911)
  • Aug 1st Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian-born writer (b. 1897)
  • Aug 4th Victor Mature, American actor (b. 1913)
  • Aug 7th Brion James, American actor (b. 1945)
  • Aug 9th Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician (b. 1910)
  • Aug 10th Padma Bhushan Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Eminent Sanskrit Scholar in India (b. 1899)
  • Aug 12th Jean Drapeau, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1916)
  • Aug 12th John Rigby Hale, British linguist and historian, dies at 75
  • Aug 13th Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian, murdered (b. 1960)
  • Aug 14th Pee Wee [Harold] Reese, American baseball player (Dodgers), dies at 81
  • Aug 15th Sir Hugh Casson, British architect and artist (b. 1910)
  • Aug 16th Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • Aug 23rd Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926)