Parkinson's in History

Historical Events

  • 1991-05-04 Morris K Udall, (Rep-D-Ariz), resigns due to Parkinson disease
  • 1995-11-16 US Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson's disease

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001-09-17 Despite suffering from lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, Jack Buck stirs emotions by reading a patriotic-themed poem during the pregame ceremonies on baseball's first night back after the September 11th terrorist attacks

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck

Famous Deaths

  • 1982-07-12 Kenneth More, British actor (Genevieve), dies of Parkinson's disease at 67
  • 1983-07-30 Howard Deitz, MGM executive, dies at 86 of Parkinson's disease
  • 1984-03-18 Paul Frances Webster, lyricist, dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
  • 1985-03-21 Michael Redgrave, British actor (Goodbye Mr Chips), dies at 77 of Parkinson's Disease
  • 1990-01-08 Terry Thomas, Engl comic (Heroes), dies of Parkinson's disease at 78

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1991-01-28 Harold "Red" Grange, football's galloping ghost, dies of Parkinson's disease at 87

NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange
  • 1991-09-13 Joe Pasternak, producer (Spinout, Big City), dies of Parkinson's at 73
  • 1992-06-22 M F K Fisher, cook book author, dies of Parkinson Disease at 83
  • 1994-03-23 Jim Moloney, American actor and writer, dies of Parkinson's disease at 64
  • 1994-04-16 John McLiam, Canadian-born American actor (In Cold Blood), dies of Parkinson's disease at 75

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2000-05-27 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens, MVP-1947), dies of abdominal cancer and parkinson's disease at 78

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2000-09-28 Pierre Trudeau, 15th Canadian Prime Minister (Liberal: 1968-79, 1980-84), dies of Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer at 80

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau

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2005-12-10 Eugene McCarthy, American politician (Sen-D-Minn) and presidential candidate, dies of parkinsons at 89

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy
  • 2012-03-10 Frank Rowland, American Nobel laureate in chemistry, dies from Parkinson's disease at 84
  • 2012-09-30 Turhan Bey, Austrian born actor, dies from Parkinson's disease at 90
  • 2012-10-13 Helmut Haller, German footballer, dies from Parkinson's disease and dementia at 73
  • 2013-03-15 Booth Gardner, American politician, dies from Parkinson's disease at 76
  • 2013-04-12 Robert Byrne, American grand chess master, dies from Parkinson’s disease at 84
  • 2014-04-25 Earl Morrall, American football player, dies from complications from Parkinson's disease at 79