Alzheimer's in History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1864-06-14 Alois Alzheimer, Marktbreit, Bavaria, German psychiatrist/neuropathologist (Alzheimer Disease)

Famous Deaths

  • 1906-04-08 Auguste D, First recorded Alzheimer's victim (b. 1950)
  • 1915-12-19 Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist/neurologist (Alzheimer Disease), dies at 51
  • 1982-09-28 Mabel Albertson, actress (Gazebo, Bewitched), dies of Alzheimer at 81
  • 1985-05-08 Edmond O'Brien, actor (Sam Benedict), dies of Alzheimer's at 69
  • 1985-06-10 George Chandler, actor (Lassie), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • 1987-05-14 Rita Hayworth, actress (Gilda), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 68

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1989-04-12 Sugar Ray Robinson, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 67 of Alzheimer

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 1991-06-09 Bob Irwin, Comedian, dies of Alzheimer's related illness at 88
  • 1991-12-11 Daniel Simon Scott, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 71
  • 1992-04-06 Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), dies of Alzheimers at 94
  • 1992-06-07 Bill France, Sr., American racing car driver and co-founder of NASCAR, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 82
  • 1993-01-09 Felix Grucci, fireworks expert, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • 1997-03-18 Willem de Kooning (abstract artist), dead Alzheimer's at 92
  • 1997-03-19 Willem De Kooning, artists (Abstract), dies of Alzheimer at 92
  • 1997-06-11 Thalassa Cruso, gardening expert (PBS), dies of Alzheimer's at 87
  • 2008-07-07 Dorian Leigh, American supermodel and icon of the fashion industry, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • 2012-01-01 Yafa Yarkoni, Israeli Singer, dies after years of Alzheimer's disease at 86
  • 2012-01-02 Gordon Hirabayashi, civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent dies after Alzheimer's disease at 93
  • 2012-02-02 Dorothy Gilman, American mystery writer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 88
  • 2012-02-04 Robert Glaser, American educational psychologist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • 2012-02-07 Patricia Stephens Due, African-American civil rights activist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 72
  • 2012-03-07 Jimmy Ellis, American soul singer, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 74
  • 2012-03-25 Larry Stevenson [Richard], American skateboard innovator, dies from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease at 81
  • 2012-06-30 Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 96
  • 2012-08-14 Phyllis Thaxter, American actress, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • 2012-09-14 Louis Simpson, Jamaican poet, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • 2012-12-26 Gerry Anderson, English writer/producer/director, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • 2013-01-16 Pauline Phillips, American advice columnist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 94

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2013-01-19 Stan Musial, American MLB hall of famer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 2013-03-14 Jack Greene, American country artist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • 2013-04-20 Howard Phillips, American politician, dies from dementia and Alzheimer's disease at 72
  • 2013-05-24 Antonio Puchades, Spanish football player, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • 2013-07-19 Phil Woosnam, Welsh footballer and manager, dies from complications from prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease at 90
  • 2014-11-13 Alvin Dark, American baseball player & manager, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

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2015-03-12 Terry Pratchett, English author of fantasy novels (Discworld), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 66

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett