On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1968 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 302 of 302

  • Aug 29 Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier and planner, dies at 87
  • Aug 30 William Talman, American actor (Crashout, The Hitch-Hiker, Perry Mason), dies of lung cancer at 53
  • Aug 31 Dennis O'Keefe, American actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60
  • Aug 31 George P Gooch, English historian/House of Commons leader, dies
  • Sep 1 Granville English, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 2 Ernest Claes, Belgian author (The White), dies at 82
  • Sep 3 Isabel Withers, American actress, dies at 72
  • Sep 5 Juan Jose Castro, composer, dies at 73
  • Sep 6 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), dies at 69
  • Sep 11 René Cogny, French General (b. 1904)
  • Sep 11 Tommy Armour, Scottish-American golfer (US Open 1927, PGA 1930, British Open 1931), dies at 71
  • Sep 18 Franchot Tone, American actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Advise & Consent), dies from lung cancer at 63
  • Sep 18 Francis McDonald, American actor (Will-Adv of Champion), dies at 77
  • Sep 18 Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist and church historian, dies at 65
  • Sep 19 Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopying), dies at 62
  • Sep 19 Red Foley, American country singer ("Mr Smith Goes to Washington"), dies at 58
  • Sep 20 Frank Pelleg [Pollack], Czech-Israeli harpsichordist, pianist, conductor and educator, dies at 57
  • Sep 23 Padre Pio, Roman Catholic saint, dies at 81
  • Sep 24 Harry Robert Wilson, American composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 24 Robert Arthur Ley, English sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X), dies at 47
  • Sep 25 Cornell Woolrich, American writer (El Angel Negro), dies at 64
  • Sep 26 Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian politician, 20th Premier of Quebec, dies at 53
  • Sep 28 Corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64
  • Sep 28 Dewey Philip "Daddy-O", American pioneering DJ, dies of heart failure at 42

Marcel Duchamp

Oct 2 Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor (Nude Descending a Staircase), dies at 81

  • Oct 4 Francis Biddle, 58th United States Attorney General (1941-45), dies at 82
  • Oct 6 Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (Crank-Nicolson method), dies at 51
  • Oct 9 Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed
  • Oct 10 Wilhelmina Johanna "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress and acting teacher (GoetheJane Eyre), dies at 71
  • Oct 13 Bea Benaderet, American actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • Oct 15 Bea Benaderet, American actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62
  • Oct 15 Franz Reizenstein, German-British pianist, composer, and educator (Concerto Popolare), dies at 57
  • Oct 16 Ellis Kinder, American baseball player, dies at 54
  • Oct 18 Lee Tracy, American actor (Dinner at Eight, Martin Kane Private Eye), dies of cancer at 70
  • Oct 20 Bud Flanagan [Chaim Reuben Weintrop], English comedian (duo with Chesney Alley), dies at 72
  • Oct 20 Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, African-American TV preacher, dies at 84
  • Oct 25 Jean Schlumberger, French writer (Passions), dies at 91
  • Oct 25 Rudolf Forster, Austrian actor (Threepenny Opera), dies at 83
  • Oct 27 Lise Meitner, Austrian-Swedish physicist (discovered the nuclear fission of uranium, dies at 89
  • Oct 28 Henricus WJM Keuls, lawyer/poet, dies at 85
  • Oct 29 Marius Ulfrstad, Norwegian composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 30 Conrad Richter, American writer (Light in the Forest), dies at 78
  • Oct 30 Pert Kelton, actress (Cavalcade of Stars), dies at 61
  • Oct 30 Ramon Novarro [Jose Samaniegos], Mexican-American actor (Ben-Hur, Mata Hari), is murdered at 69
  • Oct 31 Malcolm Hale, American musician (Spanky and Our Gang), dies of monoxide poisoning at 27
  • Nov 1 Georgios Papandreou, Greek politician and Prime Minister of Greece (1944–45, 1963, 1964–65 dies at 80
  • Nov 2 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 3 Vern Stephens, American baseball shortstop (8-time MLB All Star; AL HR leader 1945; 3×AL RBI leader), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • Nov 4 Paul JM Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer and author, dies at 78
  • Nov 4 Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (b. 1892)
  • Nov 5 Estelle Hemsley, American actress (Leech Woman, Take a Giant Step), dies at 81
  • Nov 5 Robert Ayres, actor (Battle Beneath the Earth), dies at 54
  • Nov 6 Guillaume Landré, Dutch composer, dies at 63
  • Nov 6 Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • Nov 6 Charles B. McVay III, American naval officer, Commander of the USS Indianapolis when it sank, commits suicide at 70
  • Nov 7 Willem A. Wagenaar, Dutch journalist and author (3,000 meter), dies at 67
  • Nov 7 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician, dies at 62
  • Nov 8 Wendell Corey, American actor (Rear Window, 11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl), dies from a liver ailment at 54
  • Nov 8 James "Kokomo" Arnold, American blues slide guitarist, and singer, dies at 67 [or 72]
  • Nov 9 Jan Johansson, Swedish jazz pianist, dies at 37
  • Nov 9 Wally Grout, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (51 Tests, 187 dismissals, 3 x 50s), dies from a heart attack at 41
  • Nov 10 Gerald Mohr, American actor (The Angry Red Planet, The Sniper, Foreign Intrigue), dies from a heart attack at 54
  • Nov 11 Jeanne Demessieux, French organist and composer (Te Deum), dies at 47
  • Nov 16 Greet Hofmans, faith healer of Dutch queen Juliana, dies at 74
  • Nov 17 Wilhelm Lehmann, German writer, dies at 86
  • Nov 17 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (Gormenghast books), dies at 57
  • Nov 18 Walter Wanger, US producer (Cleopatra), dies at 74
  • Nov 20 Cathy Lewis, American actress (Deidre-Hazel), dies of cancer at 50
  • Nov 20 Helen Gardner, American silent film actress (Sandra), dies at 84
  • Nov 25 Marcel Labey, French conductor and composer, dies at 93
  • Nov 25 Phil Lord, actor (Stud's Place), dies at 89
  • Nov 25 Paul Siple, American explorer of the Antarctic. (b. 1908)
  • Nov 26 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist and author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81
  • Nov 27 Gino Roncaglia, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 27 Hans Redlich, Austrian composer, dies at 65

Enid Blyton

Nov 28 Enid Blyton, English children's author (Noddy, Famous Five), dies at 71

  • Dec 1 Hugo Haas, Czechoslovakian actor and director (Bait, Pick Up, 2 Smart People), dies of asthma at 66
  • Dec 1 Dario Moreno, Turkish-Jewish singer (b. 1921)
  • Dec 5 Fred Clark, American actor (Zotz, Auntie Mame), dies of liver ailment at 54
  • Dec 10 Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82
  • Dec 10 Patsy Moran, actress (Children of the Wild), dies at 65

Thomas Merton

Dec 10 Thomas Merton, French-American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), accidentally electrocuted by an electric fan at 53

  • Dec 10 George Forrest, Northern Irish politician, dies at 47
  • Dec 11 Nadine Riga, American actress, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59
  • Dec 12 Tallulah Bankhead, American stage and film actress (Lifeboat, They Knew What They Wanted), dies of pneumonia at 65
  • Dec 12 Walter Robins, cricketer (19 Tests for England 64 wkts), dies
  • Dec 13 Siegfried Reda, German church musician and composer, dies at 52
  • Dec 15 Jess Willard, American boxer (World heavyweight champion 1915-19), dies from heart failure at 86
  • Dec 15 Antonio J. Barrette, French Canadian politician, premier of Quebec, dies at 69
  • Dec 18 Joan Tabor, American actress (Teenage Millionaire), dies at 36 after accidentally overdosing on influenza medication
  • Dec 18 Sir John Layton Jarvis, English thoroughbred race horse trainer (9 x British Classic Races; 3 x British flat racing Champion Trainer), dies at 80
  • Dec 19 Norman Thomas, American socialist, pacifist and presidential candidate (1928-48), dies at 84
  • Dec 20 Max Brod, Czech-born Israeli composer, writer and biographer of Kafka, dies at 84

John Steinbeck

Dec 20 John Steinbeck, American author (Grapes of Wrath, Nobel Prize 1940, 1962), dies at 66

  • Dec 22 Louise Granville, entertainer, dies of influenza at 73
  • Dec 29 Austin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher (b. 1904)
  • Dec 30 Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician and 1st Secretary-General of the United Nations (1946-52), dies at 72
  • Dec 31 Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85
  • Dec 31 George Louis Francis Lewis, composer, dies at 16
  • Dec 31 Sabin Drăgoi, Romanian composer, dies at 74