On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1968 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 300 of 300

  • 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
  • Sep 28 Norman Brookes, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1907, 14), dies at 90

Person of interestMarcel Duchamp

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

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp
  • 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, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • Oct 15 Bea Benaderet, NYC, 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/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, cricketer (successful Australian WK before Marsh), dies
  • 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

Person of interestUpton Sinclair

Nov 25 Upton Beall Sinclair, American author (Jungle), dies at 90

  • 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

Person of interestEnid Blyton

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

Children's writer Enid Blyton
Children's writer
Enid Blyton
  • 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

Person of interestThomas Merton

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

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
  • Dec 10 George Forrest, Northern Irish politician, dies at 47
  • Dec 11 Nadine Riga, 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, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies 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 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

Person of interestJohn 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