Deaths in History in 1992

Deaths 1 - 200 of 383

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Jan 1 Grace Hopper, American computer scientist and US Navy admiral who invented the first compiler for a universal computer programming language and is credited with coining the phrase 'debugging’, dies at 85

Computer Scientist and Admiral Grace Hopper
Computer Scientist and Admiral
Grace Hopper
  • Jan 1 Hette G Abma, vicar/Dutch MP (SGP), dies
  • Jan 1 Mike Frankovich, US producer (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies
  • Jan 3 Radomiro Tomic, Chilean president (1970), dies
  • Jan 4 Earl Colbert, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 6 Avon Jaeger Hill, entertainer, dies of cancer at 44
  • Jan 7 Jhean Burton, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 8 Abderrahim Bouabid, Morroco prime secretary (1972), dies
  • Jan 8 Johnny [Jan] Meijer, Dutch king of accordians (Body & Soul), dies
  • Jan 8 Menachim Begin, Israeli PM, dies at 78 of a heart attack
  • Jan 9 William JF "Bill" Naughton, Irish/British playwright (Alfie), dies at 81
  • Jan 12 Harry van Doorn, Dutch MP (KVP/KRO-chairman/PPR/CRM), dies at 76
  • Jan 12 Walt Morey, US children's book writer (Gentle Ben), dies at 84
  • Jan 13 Josef Neckermann, German founder mail-order firm/travel bureau, dies
  • Jan 18 John Remme, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 56
  • Jan 18 Tom Elios, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 20 Muhammad Abd al-Khaliq Hassuna, sec-gen of Arab League (1952-72), dies
  • Jan 22 A J Antoon, director (That Championship Season), dies at 47
  • Jan 22 Ali Amini, PM of Iran (1961-62), dies
  • Jan 23 Simon Brand, South African banker and adviser to President F. W. de Klerk, dies
  • Jan 24 Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (b. 1950)
  • Jan 25 Mahmoud Riad, sec-gen of Arab League (1972-79), dies
  • Jan 26 Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet, dies at 63
  • Jan 27 Francesca Primus, columnist (Back Stage), dies at 45
  • Jan 27 Gene Harris, entertainer, dies after long illness
  • Jan 28 Nahman Avigad, Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), dies at 86
  • Feb 1 Irving R Kaufman, federal judge (Rosenberg Case), dies at 81
  • Feb 2 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist, dies at 78
  • Feb 2 Maurice J Hill, writer (Track of Thunder), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • Feb 2 Maurice L Kusell, dies
  • Feb 4 Fred Slyter, dialogue coach, dies after long illness at 56
  • Feb 5 Donald Zimmerman, editor, dies
  • Feb 5 Miguel Rolando Covian, Brazilian physiologist (b. 1913)
  • Feb 7 Jeanne Gerson, dies of cancer & pneumonia at 87

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Feb 10 Alex Haley, US writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), dies at 70

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • Feb 10 Florence Tarlow, dies of cancer at 70
  • Feb 10 Mau Kopuit, Dutch editor-in-chief (New Israeli Weekly Newspaper), dies
  • Feb 10 Thomas Graftdijk, Dutch writer (Dr Faustus), dies
  • Feb 12 Ton Brandsteder, CEO (Sony Netherland BV), dies at 74
  • Feb 13 Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Restless Travel), dies at 61
  • Feb 13 Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician, dies at 82
  • Feb 14 Jacob "Bob" de Uyl, journalist/author (Restless Travel), dies at 61
  • Feb 15 María Elena Moyano, Peruvian activist (b. 1960)
  • Feb 16 Abbas Musawi, leader of Hezbollah, assassinated
  • Feb 16 Angela Carter, British novelist (Magic Toyshop), dies of cancer at 51
  • Feb 16 George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies
  • Feb 16 Janio Quadros, president of Brazil (1961), dies
  • Feb 16 Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge Amster (squaters), dies at 78
  • Feb 19 Chet Leaming, dies after brief illness at 66
  • Feb 20 Andrew Schenck, conducter, dies of melanoma at 51
  • Feb 20 Roberto D'Aubuisson, El Salvadorian founder (ARENA), dies
  • Feb 21 Franc Holden, British astronomer (Binary Stars), dies
  • Feb 21 William S Magginetti, dies at 98
  • Feb 23 Markos Vafiades, leader (ELAS, 1943-49), dies
  • Feb 24 Kay Loring, dies after long illness
  • Feb 25 Ollie O'Toole, dies after long illness at 79
  • Feb 26 S I Hayakawa, (Sen-R-California), dies of a stroke at 85
  • Feb 27 Marinus Ruppert, Dutch trade union leader (CNV), dies at 80
  • Feb 27 S I Hayakawa, (Sen-California, 1977-83), dies at 85
  • Feb 28 Emilla Sherman, choreographer/rockette, dies
  • Feb 29 Earl Scheib, CEO (Earl Scheib Auto Paint), dies at 85
  • Feb 29 Ruth Pitter, English poet (b. 1897)
  • Mar 4 Arthur Babbitt, animator (Mr Magoo, Goofy), die at 84 of heart failure
  • Mar 4 C Meijer, Dutch editor in chief (Typhoon), dies
  • Mar 4 Christian K Nelson, inventor (Eskimo Pie), dies at 98
  • Mar 4 Nestor Almendros, Spanish/US cameraman (Kramer vs Kramer), dies at 61
  • Mar 6 Emmy Huf, Dutch cabaret performer/writer (I Want Warm Meat), dies
  • Mar 6 Maria Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Mirror Palace), dies at 83
  • Mar 9 Jack McEdward, asst dir (Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell), dies at 94
  • Mar 9 James Brooks, US mural painter (Flight, La Guardia NY), dies at 85

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Mar 9 Menachem Begin, PM Israel (1977-80, 81-83, Nobel 1979), dies at 85

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Mar 10 Roy Holmer Wallack, dies of pneumonia at 64
  • Mar 11 Manuel De Dios Unanue, US anti-drug journalist, murdered at 48
  • Mar 11 Richard Brooks, director (Blackboard Jungle, Key Largo), dies at 79
  • Mar 12 Hans G. Kresse, Dutch cartoonist (known for the comic strip Eric de Noorman), dies at 70
  • Mar 12 Ida Oosterbaan, Dutch founder (Women Action Committee), dies
  • Mar 12 Karel Poons, father of Paul Deen, dies
  • Mar 12 Philippe Soupault, writer, dies
  • Mar 12 Salvo Lima, mayor (Palermo)/MP (chr-dem), murdered
  • Mar 13 Hans Redeker, Dutch art critic (Algemeen Handelsblad), dies
  • Mar 14 C V Wood Jr, theme park developer (Disneyland), dies of cancer at 71
  • Mar 14 Steven Brian Pennell, 1st execution in Delaware in 45 years at 34
  • Mar 16 Renzhong Weangn, China politician (1934-45), dies
  • Mar 16 Yves Rocard, French physicist (b. 1903)
  • Mar 17 George Lovi, US columnist (Sky & Telescope's "Ramblings"), dies
  • Mar 18 Cornelis B Vaandrager, [C Vaan], poet (Giant of Rotterdam), dies at 56
  • Mar 23 Friedrich A von Hayek, British economist (Road to Serfdom), dies at 92
  • Mar 26 Barbara Frum, Canadian journalist (b. 1937)
  • Mar 27 Easley Blackwood, expert bridge player, dies at 89
  • Mar 27 Gerry Duggan, dies at 82
  • Mar 27 James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68), dies at 84
  • Mar 27 Martin Engelman, Dutch cartoonist/painter/graphic artist, dies
  • Mar 28 Wendell Mayes, writer, dies of cancer at 72
  • Mar 29 Earl Spencer, father of Lady Diana, dies at 68
  • Mar 30 Art Hannes, announcer, dies of a respiratory ailment at 72
  • Mar 30 Luigi De Laurentiis, Italian producer (Toto, Macaroni), dies
  • Mar 30 Manolis Andronikos, Greek archeologist, professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (b. 1919)
  • Mar 30 Manolis Andronicos, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece, dies at 72
  • Apr 4 Karl Tunberg, US scriptwriter (Ben Hur), dies
  • Apr 4 Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-born American chess grandmaster, dies at 80

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Apr 5 Sam Walton, American businessman (founder and CEO of Walmart and Sam's Club), dies of multiple myeloma at 74

Entrepreneur and Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Entrepreneur and Founder of Walmart
Sam Walton

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Apr 6 Isaac Asimov, Russian scientist and sci-fi writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy), dies from kidney failure at 72

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • Apr 7 Alix Talton, former Miss Georgia, dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Apr 7 Clovis Ruffin, fashion designer (T shirt dress), dies of AIDS at 46
  • Apr 8 Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907)
  • Apr 9 Gale McGee, senator (Wyoming, 1959-77), dies at 77
  • Apr 10 Ken Ward, dies at 37
  • Apr 11 Eve Merriam, poet (Inner City Mother Goose), dies of cancer at 75
  • Apr 11 Alejandro Obregón, Colombian painter (b. 1920)
  • Apr 13 Brian Oulton, dies at 84
  • Apr 13 Wallace Stegner, novelist (Pulitzer 1972), dies at 84
  • Apr 14 David Miller, dies of cancer at 82
  • Apr 16 Frank Killmond, dies at 58
  • Apr 19 Alice Mary Riley, entertainer, dies of cancer at 51
  • Apr 21 Robert Harris, murderer, executed in Calif's gas chamber at 39
  • Apr 21 Vladimir K Romanov, Grand Duke/Rus pretender to the throne, dies at 74
  • Apr 22 Billy Wayne White, murderer, executed in Texas at 34
  • Apr 22 Joop [Joseph] van Santen, Dutch 1st Chamber member (CPN), dies
  • Apr 23 Deron Johnson, 1965 NL run leader, dies of cancer at 53
  • Apr 23 Satyajit Ray, Indian director (Distant Thunder/Agantuk), dies at 70
  • Apr 25 Dany [Daniel S] Tuijnman, Dutch min of traffic & water, dies at 77
  • Apr 25 Panos Christi, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 54
  • Apr 26 Clyde Hartley, entertainer, dies at 68
  • Apr 28 Francis Bacon, Irish/British abstract painter, dies at 82
  • Apr 28 Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), African-American writer, dies at 73
  • Apr 30 Daan van Driel, Dutch cartoonist/WWII resist fighter (Trouw), dies
  • May 2 Lee Salk, baby doctor/author, dies of cardiac arrest at 65
  • May 2 Wilbur Mills, (Rep-D-Ark)/involved with Fanne Foxe, dies at 82
  • May 3 Peter Bruni, dies of heart failure at 60
  • May 4 Henri Guillemin, French historian, dies at 89
  • May 4 Ismael Galeano, "Commandant Franklyn" (Contra), dies
  • May 4 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 50
  • May 4 Gregor Mackenzie, Labour Party (UK) politician (b. 1927)
  • May 5 Ben Frommer, dies at 78
  • May 5 Dick Yarmy, dies of lung cancer at 58
  • May 5 Stefano d'Arrigo, Siciilian writer, dies at 72
  • May 6 Jilly Rizzo, restauranteur/friend of Frank Sinatra, dies in a car crash at 75
  • May 8 Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80
  • May 8 Brian Moore, writer (Catholics), dies of heart failure at 59
  • May 8 Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Fear on Java), dies at 71
  • May 9 Mike Tyrell [Red Baron], British air acrobat, dies in an accident
  • May 10 Liesbeth Saijers, sculptor, dies
  • May 11 Carlos Herrera, drink inventor (Margarita), dies at 90
  • May 11 Elizabeth McDonald, inventor (Spic & Span), dies at 98
  • May 13 Gisela Elsner, German writer, commits suicide at 55
  • May 13 F. E. McWilliam, Northern Irish sculptor (b. 1909)
  • May 15 Robert Morris Page, US physicist (radar), dies at 88
  • May 20 Roger Keith Coleman, American murder who protested his innocence, is executed at 33
  • May 21 Brendan Nulholland, Daily Mail reporter, dies at 59
  • May 21 Elizabeth David, British cookbook writer, dies
  • May 21 Mrithi, gorilla (Gorilla in the Mist), dies at 24
  • May 22 Zellig Harris, American linguist (b. 1909)
  • May 23 Giovanni Falcone, anti-mafia judge (Palermo), murdered
  • May 25 Philip C Habib, US diplomat (Middle-East/Asia), dies at 72
  • May 25 Viktor Grishin, hardline soviet communist, dies at 78, dies
  • May 27 Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Aankomen in Avignon), dies at 55
  • May 27 Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo, mobster (St Valentines Day), dies at 86
  • May 27 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (b. 1890)
  • May 29 Karl Carstens, president of RFA (1979-84), dies
  • May 30 Karl Carstens, president German FR (1979-84), dies at 77
  • May 31 Lutz Stavenhagen, top aid to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, dies at 52
  • Jun 1 Louise Hoff, entertainer, dies at 69
  • Jun 3 Patrick Peyton, Rosary Priest, dies of kidney failure at 83
  • Jun 3 William E Gaines, publisher (Mad Magazine), dies at 70
  • Jun 5 Max Lerner, US writer/columnist (NY Post), dies at 88
  • Jun 6 Thijs van Lier, lawyer/Dutch MP (PvdA), dies at 44
  • Jun 8 Beverly Carter, entertainer, dies at 51
  • Jun 8 Farag Foeda, Egyptian writer/publicist, murdered
  • Jun 8 William McGowan, entrepreneur (MCI), dies at 64
  • Jun 9 Cathy Bennett, jury selection expert, dies of breast cancer at 41
  • Jun 10 Otto FAH van Nispen, mayor of Pannerden/MP (KVP), dies at 85
  • Jun 10 Zak Hernández, American soldier (b. 1973)
  • Jun 11 Marjorie Newell Robb, oldest living survivor of Titanic, dies at 103
  • Jun 11 Marlene Hazlett, entertainer, dies of cancer
  • Jun 12 Edward Fleming, Danish director (Lille Spejl), dies
  • Jun 17 Frederick Exley, novelist (Fan's Note), dies at 63
  • Jun 18 Peter Allen, entertainer (Legs Diamond), dies of aids at 48
  • Jun 18 Mordecai Ardon, one of Israel's greatest painters (b. 1896)
  • Jun 18 Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh, British brewer (Guinness) and large landowner, dies of cancer at 55
  • Jun 21 Li Xiannian, President of the People's Republic of China (1983-88), dies at 82
  • Jun 22 Frederic I Rinaldo, writer (Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein), dies
  • Jun 22 M F K Fisher, cook book author, dies of Parkinson Disease at 83
  • Jun 23 Lou Ramos, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 23 Renie Irene Brouillet Conley, US, costume designer (Cleopatra), dies
  • Jun 25 James Stirling, Scottish D-Day parachutist/architect, dies
  • Jun 25 William E Harris, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 27 Sandy Amoros, Bkln Dodger, dies at 62 of pneumonia
  • Jun 28 Mikhail Tai, World chess champion (1960-61), dies at 55
  • Jun 29 Mohammed Boudiaf, president of Algeria, assassinated at 73
  • Jun 29 Pierre Billotte, French military man (IIGM), dies
  • Jun 30 Doug Delauder, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 30 Nico Booken, director (Jewish Labor Social), dies
  • Jul 1 Franco Cristaldi, Italian producer (Amarcord), dies
  • Jul 1 Francisco Mendes, Guinea-Bissauan politician (b. 1933)
  • Jul 2 Borisav Pekic, Serbian writer/politician, dies
  • Jul 2 Franco Cristaldi, Italian producer/Claudia Cardinale's husband, dies
  • Jul 3 Arline Bletcher, entertainer, dies of natural causes at 99
  • Jul 3 Marc Tannenbaum, rabbi (only Jew to attend Vatican II), dies at 66
  • Jul 6 Edgardo Pallero, Argentina producer (Los hijos de fierro), dies
  • Jul 6 Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne and Guinness brewing heir, dies at 86