Famous Deaths in 1999

Deaths 1 - 200 of 310

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

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

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

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Mar 8 "Joltin" Joe DiMaggio [Yankee Clipper], MLB center fielder who had a 56 game hitting streak, dies of lung cancer at 84

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Mar 8 Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinean writer (b.1914)
  • Mar 8 Hans Eklund, Swedish composer, dies at 71
  • Mar 9 Harry Somers, Canadian composer (b. 1925)
  • Mar 10 Oswaldo Guayasamin, Ecuadorian paintor and sculptor (b. 1919)
  • Mar 11 Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (b. 1922)
  • Mar 12 Yehudi Menuhin, American-born British violinist, conductor and teacher, dies at 82
  • Mar 13 Lee Falk, American cartoonist (b. 1911)
  • Mar 13 Garson Kanin, American writer and director (b. 1912)
  • Mar 13 Bidu Sayão, Brazilian born soprano (b. 1902)
  • Mar 14 Kirk Alyn, American actor (b. 1910)
  • Mar 16 Gratien Gélinas, Quebec playwright and director (b. 1909)
  • Mar 17 Ernest Gold, Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), dies at 77
  • Mar 17 Rod Hull, British comedian (Emu), dies after falling off a roof at 63
  • Mar 18 Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (b. 1905)
  • Mar 19 Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (b. 1926)
  • Mar 19 Tofilau Eti Alesana, former Prime Minister of Samoa (b. 1924)
  • Mar 20 Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, dies at 79
  • Mar 21 Ernie Wise, British comedian (b. 1925)
  • Mar 22 David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
  • Mar 23 Luis María Argaña, Paraguayan politician (b. ?)
  • Mar 24 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's activist (b. 1902)
  • Mar 24 Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
  • Mar 25 Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball manager (b. 1936)
  • Mar 28 Freaky Tah, American rapper (Lost Boyz) (b. 1971)
  • Mar 29 Joe Williams, American singer, dies of natural causes at 80
  • Mar 30 Gary Morton, American film and television producer (b. 1924)
  • Mar 31 Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist (b. 1922)
  • Apr 1 Jesse Stone, American record producer (b. 1901)
  • Apr 3 Lionel Bart, English pop music composer and writer, dies of liver cancer at 68
  • Apr 4 Faith Domergue, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Apr 4 Early Wynn, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • Apr 5 Paul David, French-Canadian cardiologist (b. 1919)
  • Apr 6 Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist (b. 1908)
  • Apr 9 Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Niger politician and general (b. 1949)
  • Apr 10 Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-born biochemist (b. 1910)
  • Apr 10 Jean Vander Pyl, American voice actress (b. 1919)
  • Apr 12 Boxcar Willie, American singer (b. 1931)
  • Apr 13 Ortvin Sarapu, New Zealand chess player (b. 1924)
  • Apr 13 Willi Stoph, German politician (b. 1914)
  • Apr 14 Ellen Corby, American actress (b. 1911)
  • Apr 14 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer (b. 1931)
  • Apr 15 Harvey Postlethwaite, British engineer and racing car designer (b. 1944)
  • Apr 16 Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1946)
  • Apr 19 David Sanes, US Navy employee
  • Apr 19 Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal (b. 1919)
  • Apr 20 Victims and shooters of the Columbine High School massacre
  • Apr 20 Rick Rude, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  • Apr 20 Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist and comedian (b. 1896)
  • Apr 21 Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, American actor and musician (b. 1904)
  • Apr 22 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (b. 1938)
  • Apr 22 Chan Canasta, magician and mindreader (b. 1920)
  • Apr 25 Lord Killanin, Irish International Olympic Committee president (b. 1914)
  • Apr 26 Adrian Borland, English musician (The Sound) (b. 1957)
  • Apr 26 Jill Dando, British television presenter (b.1961)
  • Apr 27 Al Hirt, American trumpeter (b. 1922)
  • Apr 28 Rory Calhoun, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Apr 28 Alf Ramsey, English football manager (b. 1920)

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

  • May 2 Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938)
  • May 2 Edward Portman, 9th Viscount Portman, British landowner and multimillionaire, dies at 65
  • May 3 Joe Adcock, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • May 3 Steve Chiasson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • May 8 Dirk Bogarde, London England, actor (b. 1921) (Death in Venice, Servant)
  • May 8 Ed Gilbert, American actor (b. 1931)
  • May 8 Dana Plato, American actress (b. 1964)
  • May 10 Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer (b. 1930)
  • May 12 Abd-al-Aziz ibn Abd-Allah ibn Baaz, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia 1993-1999 (b. 1910)
  • May 12 Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist (b. 1914)
  • May 13 Gene Sarazen, American golfer (b. 1902)
  • May 17 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian record producer and musician (b. 1949)
  • May 18 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
  • May 18 Betty Robinson, American runner (b. 1911)
  • May 18 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, dies at 78
  • May 19 James Blades, English percussionist (b. 1901)
  • May 19 Candy Candido, American actor (b. 1913)
  • May 21 Karnail "Bugz" Pitts, American rapper (D12) (b. 1979)
  • May 23 Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • May 26 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
  • May 26 Waldo Semon, American inventor (b. 1898)
  • Jun 1 Christopher Sydney Cockerell, British engineer and inventor (b. 1910)
  • Jun 2 Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican musician (The Wailers) (b. 1949)
  • Jun 5 Mel Tormé, American singer ("The Velvet Fog"), composer, and actor (b. 1925)
  • Jun 6 Anne Haddy, Australian actress (b. 1930)
  • Jun 7 Paco Stanley, Mexican TV entertainer (b. 1942)
  • Jun 11 DeForest Kelley, American actor (b. 1920)
  • Jun 14 Bernie Faloney, professional football player (b. 1932)
  • Jun 16 David Edward Sutch, British musician (b. 1940)
  • Jun 20 Clifton Fadiman, American author (b. 1902)
  • Jun 21 Kami, Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer) (b. 1973)
  • Jun 21 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, dies at 84
  • Jun 22 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 23 Buster Merryfield, British actor (b. 1920)
  • Jun 25 Fred Feast, English actor (b. 1929)
  • Jun 27 George Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (b. 1919)
  • Jun 27 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), commits suicide at 57
  • Jun 29 Allan Carr, American film producer (b. 1937)
  • Jul 1 Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-born film director (b. 1908)
  • Jul 1 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), dies at 72
  • Jul 1 Forrest Mars Sr., American candy magnate (b. 1904)
  • Jul 1 Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)

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Jul 2 Mario Puzo, American author, dies at 78

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

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Jul 16 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 16 Hiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer (b. 1979)
  • Jul 17 Kevin Wilkinson, English drummer (The Waterboys), commits suicide at 41
  • Jul 20 Sandra Gould, American actress (b. 1916)
  • Jul 22 Gar Samuelson, American musician (Megadeth) (b. 1958)
  • Jul 23 Hassan II, King of Morocco (1961-99), dies of natural causes at 70
  • Jul 27 Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (b. 1912)
  • Jul 27 Sweets Edison, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1915)
  • Jul 28 Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and 1989 Nobel laureate for his contributions to econometrics, dies at 87
  • Aug 1 Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian-born writer (b. 1897)
  • Aug 4 Victor Mature, American actor (b. 1913)
  • Aug 7 Brion James, American actor (b. 1945)
  • Aug 9 Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian politician (b. 1910)
  • Aug 10 Padma Bhushan Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Eminent Sanskrit Scholar in India (b. 1899)
  • Aug 12 Jean Drapeau, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1916)
  • Aug 12 John Rigby Hale, British linguist and historian, dies at 75
  • Aug 13 Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian, murdered (b. 1960)
  • Aug 14 Pee Wee [Harold] Reese, American baseball player (Dodgers), dies at 81