Deaths in History in 1996

Deaths 1 - 200 of 775

  • Jan 1 Arleigh Albert Burke, US Admiral, dies at 94
  • Jan 1 Arthur Rudolph, rocket Engineer, dies at 89
  • Jan 1 Orapin Chaiyakan, first Thai woman elected to the Parliament of Thailand, dies at 92
  • Jan 2 Sydney Thompson, rock Climber, dies at 81
  • Jan 2 Thornton Page, astrophysicist, dies at 82
  • Jan 2 Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (b. 1915)
  • Jan 3 Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer, dies at 67
  • Jan 3 Terence Tenison Cuneo, artist, dies at 88
  • Jan 5 Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86
  • Jan 5 Lincoln Kirstein, ballet administrator, dies at 88
  • Jan 6 Duane Hanson, American sculptor and artist, dies at 70
  • Jan 6 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician, dies at 94
  • Jan 6 John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher, dies at 68
  • Jan 7 James Holland, artist/exhibition organiser, dies at 90
  • Jan 7 Karoly Grosz, PM of Hungry (1987-88), dies at 65
  • Jan 7 Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist, dies at 88
  • Jan 7 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist, dies at 93
  • Jan 7 Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (b. 1911)

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

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Jan 8 Kurt Schmucker, member (Union of Christian Democrats), dies
  • Jan 9 Kurt Schmucker, German RFA minister of Economy (1963-66), dies
  • Jan 9 Michael Lynn Synar, politician, dies at 45
  • Jan 10 Alexander Robertus, organic chemist, dies at 88
  • Jan 11 Eric Hebborn, artist/faker, dies at 61
  • Jan 11 Harold Walter Bailey, philologist, dies at 96
  • Jan 11 Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist, dies at 87
  • Jan 12 Edmund Happold, engineer, dies at 65
  • Jan 12 John Howard Purnell, scientist, dies at 70
  • Jan 12 Peggy Braithwaite, lighthouse-keeper, dies at 76
  • Jan 12 Joachim Nitsche, German mathematician (b. 1926)
  • Jan 13 Willian Myuon Bany Guerrilla leader, dies
  • Jan 14 Eric Briault, educationalist, dies at 84
  • Jan 15 Moshoeshoe II, King of Lesotho (1966-90), dies at 51
  • Jan 15 Richard Cobb, British historian, dies at 78
  • Jan 16 Kaye Webb, publisher, dies at 81
  • Jan 17 Barbara Charline Jordan, politician, dies at 59
  • Jan 17 Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist, dies at 83
  • Jan 17 Giles William Playfair, writer, dies at 85
  • Jan 17 John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman, dies at 83
  • Jan 17 Amber Hagerman, American namesake of the Amber Alert system (b. 1986)
  • Jan 18 Leonor Fini, Argentine artist, dies at 87
  • Jan 18 Minnesota Fats, [Rudolf Wanderone Jr], billiard hustler, dies at 82
  • Jan 18 N T Rama Rao, PM of Andhra Pradesh India (1983-84, 84-89, 94-95), dies
  • Jan 19 Bernard Baily, comic artist, dies at 79
  • Jan 19 Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/South African activist, dies at 70
  • Jan 20 David Robin Francis Guy Greville, 8th Duke of Warwick, dies at 61
  • Jan 20 Ellis Hillman, politician, dies at 68
  • Jan 20 Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent, dies at 83
  • Jan 20 Sidney Korshak, lawyer, dies at 87
  • Jan 21 Roman Ciesiewicz, artist/graphic designer, dies at 65
  • Jan 21 Sam Green, industrialist/inventor, dies at 88
  • Jan 21 René Marc Jalbert, sergeant-at-Arms at the National Assembly of Quebec (b. 1921)
  • Jan 22 Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert, dies at 77
  • Jan 22 Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer, dies at 71
  • Jan 22 Mabel Leigh, potter, dies at 80
  • Jan 22 Yisrael Eldad, extremist politician, dies at 85
  • Jan 23 John Mackin, programmer, dies at 36
  • Jan 23 Norman MacCaig, Scottish poet, dies at 85
  • Jan 23 Shirley Carter Burden, patrician, dies at 54
  • Jan 24 Ursula Heathcote Nicholls, campaigner, dies at 75
  • Jan 26 Harold Brodkey, writer, dies at 65
  • Jan 26 Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1921)
  • Jan 27 Barbara Skelton, writer, dies at 79
  • Jan 27 Julian Hill, research chemist, dies at 91
  • Jan 27 Olga Havlova, political activist, dies at 63
  • Jan 27 Ralph Webster Yarborough, politician, dies at 92
  • Jan 28 Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman), dies at 81
  • Jan 28 John Mosely, recording expert/entrepreneur, dies at 81
  • Jan 28 Joseph Brodsky, poet, dies at 55
  • Jan 28 Or San Yu, president of Burma in (1981-88), dies
  • Jan 28 U San Yu, soldier/politician, dies at 77
  • Jan 28 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer, dies at 71
  • Jan 29 Jack Sutherland, journalist, dies at 79
  • Jan 29 John Terence Reese, bridge master, dies at 82
  • Jan 31 Gustave Solomon, mathematician, dies at 65
  • Feb 1 Clive Burton, neuropathologist, dies at 54
  • Feb 2 Ray McIntire, chemical engineer, dies at 77
  • Feb 2 Shamus Culhane, animator, dies at 87
  • Feb 3 Broderick Vernon Chinnery Photographer-Haldane, dies at 83
  • Feb 3 Edward Adamson, art therapist/collector, dies at 84
  • Feb 3 Edward Frederick Weston Goodman, property Developer, dies at 81
  • Feb 3 Tibor Reich, textile designer, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 W R Lee, language teacher, dies at 84
  • Feb 6 Rosemary Tsay, drama critic/SOE operator, dies at 76
  • Feb 7 George Lowthian Trevelyan, designer/visionary, dies at 89
  • Feb 7 Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer, dies at 88
  • Feb 7 Phillip Davidson, US Army general (b. 1915)
  • Feb 8 Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, dies at 76
  • Feb 9 Adolf Galland, general (Luftwaffe), dies at 83
  • Feb 9 Alistair Cameron Crombie, historian of science, dies at 80
  • Feb 9 Barry Troyna, teacher/educational sociologist, dies at 44
  • Feb 9 Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin, trade unionist, dies at 80
  • Feb 10 Hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist, dies at 67
  • Feb 11 Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet, commits suicide at 65
  • Feb 11 Bob Shaw, Irish science fiction writer, dies of cancer at 64
  • Feb 11 Kebby Musokotwane, prime minister of Zambia in (1985-89), dies
  • Feb 12 Roger Omond, journalist, dies at 51
  • Feb 12 Bob Shaw, Northern Irish novelist (b. 1931)
  • Feb 14 Caroline Blackwood, writer, dies at 64
  • Feb 14 Eva Hart, Titanic survivor, dies at 90
  • Feb 14 Ivan William Hannaford, sociologist, dies at 64
  • Feb 15 Bruno Ferenc Straub, Hungarian statesman, dies
  • Feb 15 Oscar Abrams, community organiser, dies at 58
  • Feb 16 Charles McCorquodale, art historian, dies at 47
  • Feb 16 Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown, American politician and Governor of California (D: 1959-67), dies at 90
  • Feb 16 Kenneth Robinson, politician/businessman, dies at 84
  • Feb 16 Susan Bosence, textile designer, dies at 82
  • Feb 17 Bentley Bridgewater, british Museum secretary, dies at 84
  • Feb 17 Henry Guinness, missionary, dies at 87
  • Feb 17 Jean Writer-Pierre Herve Bazin, dies at 84
  • Feb 17 Michael Raptis, writer/recolutionary, dies at 84
  • Feb 18 Brian Daley, writer, dies at 48
  • Feb 18 Jack Thieuloy, French writer, dies at 64
  • Feb 18 Nicholas Beriozoff, ballet master, dies at 89
  • Feb 18 Richard Leslie Hill, historian, dies at 94
  • Feb 19 Grant Sawyer, US politician, dies at 76
  • Feb 19 Madhaviah Krishnan, naturalist, dies at 83
  • Feb 20 Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, Test pilot, dies at 83
  • Feb 20 Walter Charles Marshall, scientist, dies at 63
  • Feb 20 Solomon Asch, American psychologist (b. 1907)
  • Feb 21 Horace Leonard Gold, sF writer/editor, dies at 81
  • Feb 21 Jean Burroughs, educationalist, dies at 67
  • Feb 21 Terence Edward Armstrong, polar geographer, dies at 75
  • Feb 22 Niall MacDermott, lawyer/politician, dies at 79
  • Feb 23 Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician, dies at 78
  • Feb 24 Anna Larina, revolutionary, dies at 82
  • Feb 24 Gene Mitchell, museum director, dies on 70th birthday
  • Feb 24 James Runcieman Sutherland, academic, dies at 95
  • Feb 25 Marion Farouk Political scientist-Sluglett, dies at 59
  • Feb 25 Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist, dies at 94
  • Feb 26 Audrey Angers, charity pioneer
  • Feb 26 Daniel John Chapman Cunningham, physiologist, dies at 76
  • Feb 27 George Ian Murray, 10th Duke of Atholl, dies at 64
  • Feb 27 Sylvia Williams, museum director/curator, dies at 60
  • Feb 28 Daniel Chipenda, Angolan politician and field commander, dies at 64
  • Feb 29 Duncan Stuart Wilson Fighter pilot-MacDonald, dies at 83
  • Feb 29 Joe Minogue, journalist, dies at 72
  • Feb 29 John Grant, rear-admiral, dies at 87
  • Mar 1 Margaret McKay, politician, dies at 85
  • Mar 2 Jacobo Majluta, president of Dominican Rep (1982), dies at 61
  • Mar 3 David Bowman, trade unionist, dies at 82
  • Mar 3 John Joseph Krol, cardinal, dies at 95
  • Mar 3 Leo Malet, French crime novelist, dies at 86
  • Mar 3 Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, journalist, dies at 76
  • Mar 3 Marguerite Duras, writer, dies at 81
  • Mar 3 Meyer Schapiro, Lithuanian-born American art historian, dies at 91
  • Mar 4 Barbara Lewis, British obituarist, dies at 55
  • Mar 4 Minnie Pearl, country comedienne (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 84
  • Mar 5 Joshua Compston, art impressario, dies at 26
  • Mar 5 Khundaqar Mushtaq Amhed, president of Bangladesh (1975), dies
  • Mar 5 Nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier, dies at 90
  • Mar 6 Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay, politician, dies at 88
  • Mar 7 Aled Eames, mAritime historian, dies at 74
  • Mar 8 Alison McCartney, pathologist/Breast Cancer campaigner, dies at 45
  • Mar 8 Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, commando, dies at 89
  • Mar 9 Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist, dies at 77
  • Mar 9 Elman Ali Ahmed, peace campaigner, dies at 42
  • Mar 9 Peter Mansfield, British political journalist and author, dies at 67
  • Mar 10 Lucius E Burch Jr, US civil rights leader, dies at 84
  • Mar 11 Barry Appleby, cartoonist, dies at 86
  • Mar 11 Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer, dies at 92
  • Mar 11 Clifton Eugene Bancroft Robinson, public servant, dies at 70
  • Mar 11 John Henry Pyle Pafford, librarian, dies at 96
  • Mar 12 Charles Bruce Perry, professor of medicine, dies at 92
  • Mar 12 Gyula Kallai, PM of Hungry (1965-67), dies at 85
  • Mar 12 John Anthony Bowden Cuddon, writer/teacher, dies at 67
  • Mar 13 Brian Hulls, television news cameraman, dies at 48
  • Mar 13 Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner, dies at 85
  • Mar 14 Nico Kiasashvii, professor of English Literature, dies at 69
  • Mar 14 Vic Marshall, chemist, dies at 74
  • Mar 15 Helen Chadwick, artist, dies at 42
  • Mar 15 Roswell Leavitt Gilpatric, lawyer/diplomat, dies at 89
  • Mar 16 Olive Netta Parsons, co-founder (Collet's bookshop), dies at 104
  • Mar 16 Peter Clemoes, Anglo-Saxon scholar, dies at 76
  • Mar 17 Bela Szigeti, theoretical physicist, dies at 83
  • Mar 17 Kenneth Jameson, art educationalist, dies at 83
  • Mar 17 Thomas Enders, diplomat, dies at 64
  • Mar 18 Alepoude Odysseus Elytis llis, poet, dies at 84
  • Mar 18 Jacquetta Hawkes, English archaeologist, dies at 85
  • Mar 19 William Hutchinson Murray, mountaineer/author, dies at 83
  • Mar 20 Claude Bourdet, human rights activist/journalist, dies at 86
  • Mar 20 Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist, dies at 71
  • Mar 21 Frank Murray, police Officer, dies at 51
  • Mar 22 Claude Mauriac, writer, dies at 81
  • Mar 22 Robert Franklin Overmyer, astronaut (STS 5, STS 51-B), dies at 59
  • Mar 22 Robert Mellors, gay activist, dies at 47
  • Mar 22 Ronald George Hayward, political manager, dies at 78
  • Mar 23 Peter Baer, artost/printmaker, dies at 72
  • Mar 26 (Elizabeth Cissie) Charlton, football matriarch, dies at 83
  • Mar 26 David Packard, electronic engineer/businessman, dies at 83
  • Mar 26 Edmund Muskie, American politician (Sen-D-Me) and US Secretary of State (1980-81), dies at 81
  • Mar 26 Thomas Wakefield, writer, dies at 60
  • Mar 28 Charles Barnet "Roscoe" Harvey, soldier, dies at 95
  • Mar 28 David Band, British banker (BZW), dies at 53
  • Mar 28 Edith Fowke, folklorist, dies at 82
  • Mar 28 Hans Blumenberg, philosopher, dies at 75
  • Mar 28 James Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop, dies at 89
  • Mar 28 Shin Kanemaru, VP of Japan (1986-87), dies at 81
  • Mar 28 Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, British bibliophile, dies at 87
  • Mar 29 Maggie Donnelly, bag lady, dies at 46