On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1969 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 306 of 306

  • Aug 10 Rosemary LaBianca, American housewife (murdered) (b. 1930)
  • Aug 12 Dick Ryan, American actor (For Heaven's Sake, Born to be Bad), dies after long illness at 72
  • Aug 14 Leonard Woolf, English author and husband of Virginia Woolf, dies at 88
  • Aug 14 Sigrid Gurie, Norwegian American actress (Algiers, Sofia, Refugee), dies from a blood clot at 58
  • Aug 15 Stijn Streuvels [Frank Lateur], Flemish writer (De Vlaschaard), dies at 97
  • Aug 16 Russell "Russ" Bender, American actor and writer (Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster, It Conquered the World), dies at 59
  • Aug 17 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German-American architect (November Group), dies at 83
  • Aug 17 Philip Blaiberg, after 19 days with artificial heart, dies
  • Aug 18 Laci Boldemann, Swedish composer, dies at 48
  • Aug 18 Mildred Davis, actress (Haunted Spooks), dies of coronary at 68
  • Aug 18 Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Nobel 1943), dies at 81
  • Aug 27 Claire Whitney, silent film actress (Blind Fools), dies at 79
  • Aug 27 Erika Mann, German-American author (Other Germany) and daughter of Thomas Mann, dies at 63
  • Aug 27 Henri EJA de Page, Belgian lawyer, dies
  • Aug 27 Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist (Manservant and Maidservant), dies at 85
  • Aug 28 Clarence Hennecke, American actor (The Strong Man, Murder by Television, Keystone Kops), dies at 74

  • Aug 31 Ottmar Gerster, German composer (rector of the Liszt Music Academy in Weimar), dies at 72

Person of interestRocky Marciano

Aug 31 Rocky Marciano, American boxer (undefeated world heavyweight champion 1952-56), dies in a plane crash at 45

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • Sep 1 Drew Pearson, American newscaster (Drew Pearson), dies at 71
  • Sep 1 William Flanagan, American composer, dies at 46
  • Sep 2 Harry Williams Millard, producer, dies of cancer at 41

Person of interestHo Chi Minh

Sep 2 Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Vietnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69), dies at 79 of heart failure

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • Sep 2 Willy Mairesse, Belgian auto racer (13 F1 GP; Nürburgring 1000km 1963; GT Spa GP 1965; Targa Florio 1966), dies from suicide at 40
  • Sep 3 John Lester, American cricketer, dies at 98
  • Sep 5 Henk Bijvanck, Dutch composer, dies at 59
  • Sep 5 Mitchell Ayres, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58
  • Sep 5 Josh White, American blues, folk and gospel musician, dies at 55
  • Sep 6 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player, dies at 77
  • Sep 7 Everett McKinley Dirksen, (Sen-R), dies at 73
  • Sep 8 Bud Collyer, TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), dies at 61
  • Sep 8 Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and writer, dies at 100
  • Sep 9 Cecil Dixon, South African cricket off-spinner (1913-14, dismissed Hobbs twice), dies at 78
  • Sep 9 Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65
  • Sep 13 Charles Foulkes, Canada gen/honorary citizen of Wageningen, dies at 66
  • Sep 14 James Anderson, actor (Connection, Five), dies at 48
  • Sep 18 Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, composer, dies at 66

  • Sep 19 Bert [Lambertus] Bakker, director Free Netherland/inventor, dies
  • Sep 19 Rex Ingram, American actor (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tarzan of the Apes, The ten Commandments), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Sep 22 Adolfo López Mateos, 48th President of Mexico, dies at 59
  • Sep 27 Violet Farebrother, English actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue), dies at 81
  • Oct 2 Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian novelist (Black Opal), dies at 85
  • Oct 3 Skip James, American blues musician (b. 1902)
  • Oct 4 Vibart Wight, West Indian cricket batsman (2 Tests; v/c WI first touring team v England 1928), dies at 67
  • Oct 4 Natalino Otto, Italian singer (b. 1912)

Person of interestWalter Hagen

Oct 6 Walter Hagen, American golfer (11 major titles, US Open 1914, 19), dies of throat cancer at 76

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Oct 7 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)
  • Oct 8 Eduardo Ciannelli, Italian actor (Foreign Correspondent, Gunga Din), dies at 80
  • Oct 12 Serge Poliakoff, Russ/French painter, dies
  • Oct 12 Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32, 36), actress (My Lucky Star), dies from leukemia at 57
  • Oct 14 Arnie Herber, American NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers, NY Giants), dies at 59
  • Oct 15 Rod La Rocque, American actor (Mystery Woman), dies at 70
  • Oct 15 Shermake, president of (Somalia), murdered

Person of interestJack Kerouac

Oct 21 Jack Kerouac, American writer (Doctor Sax, On the Road), dies at 47

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac
  • Oct 21 Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (Sierpinski triangle), dies at 87
  • Oct 22 Giovanni Martinelli, Italian opera singer (NY Met), dies on 84th birthday
  • Oct 23 Tommy Edwards, rocker, dies at 47
  • Oct 24 Otto Jochum, German composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 27 Jaime Pahissa, composer, dies at 89
  • Oct 28 Constance Dowling, actress (Blind Spot), dies of cardiac arrest at 49
  • Oct 29 Vic Richardson, cricketer (Aussie capt 1935-36), dies
  • Oct 30 Pops Foster, American musician (b. 1892)
  • Oct 31 Hugo Pfister, Swiss composer, dies at 55
  • Nov 2 Marion Lloyd Vince, fencer (National champ 1928, 31), dies at 63
  • Nov 3 Zeki Rıza Sporel, Turkish soccer striker (16 caps; Fenerbahçe), dies at 71
  • Nov 4 Carlos Marighela, Brazilian guerilla, dies in battle
  • Nov 4 Ferenc Szabó, Hungarian composer (Lúdas Matyi, Légy jó mindhalálig), dies at 66
  • Nov 5 Itih Walracen, Sudanese widow of author William Walraven, dies
  • Nov 5 Lloyd Corrigan, American actor (Papa Dodger, The Manchurian Candidate), dies at 69
  • Nov 8 Kam Tong, Chinese American actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Across the Pacific, Flower Drum Song), dies at 62
  • Nov 8 Vesto Slipher, American astronomer who provided the first evidence to support the expanding-universe theory, dies at 93
  • Nov 8 Dave O'Brien [Fronabarger], American actor and writer (Reefer Madness, Kiss Me Kate, 1st Aid), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • Nov 10 Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet, dies at 78
  • Nov 11 Frank Newburg, American actor (Homemaker), dies at 83
  • Nov 12 Louis van Tulder, Dutch tenor (Kantoorkruk to high C), dies at 77
  • Nov 15 Roy D'Arcy [Roy Giusti], American actor (Warning Shadows, Revolt of Zombies), dies at 75
  • Nov 15 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica), dies at 44

Person of interestJoseph P. Kennedy

Nov 18 Joseph P. Kennedy, father of JFK, RFK, TMK, dies in Hyannis Port, at 81

Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy
  • Nov 18 Leon Jongen, Belgian composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 18 Ted Heath, British musician and bandleader (b. 1902)
  • Nov 21 Mutesa II of Buganda, President of Uganda (1924)
  • Nov 22 Acario Cotapos, Chilean composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 28 Roy Barcroft [Howard Ravenscroft], American actor (Oklahoma!, Freckles), dies at 67
  • Nov 28 Elbert Frank Cox, African-American mathematician (first African-American to receive PhD in Mathematics), dies at 73
  • Dec 1 Magic Sam, American blues guitarist and singer (b. 1937)
  • Dec 2 Kliment J Voroshilov, president USSR (1953-60), dies
  • Dec 3 Ruth White, American actress (To Kill a Mockingbird, Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 55
  • Dec 3 Mathias Wieman, German actor (The Blue Light, Fear), dies at 67
  • Dec 4 Alceo Toni, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • Dec 4 Fred Hampton, US Black-Panther leader, murdered
  • Dec 7 Eric Portman, actor (Naked Edge), dies from heart ailment at 66
  • Dec 7 Hugh Williams, British dramatist, actor and writer (Wuthering Heights, Bank Holiday), dies after surgery at 65

  • Dec 7 Lefty O'Doul, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • Dec 8 Vincenzo Davico, composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 10 Franco Capuana, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 10 Leigh Harline, composer, dies at 62
  • Dec 13 Raymond A Spruance, U.S. Navy admiral (Battle of Midway), dies at 83
  • Dec 13 Spencer Williams, American director, writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show), dies at 76
  • Dec 17 Arturo da Costa e Silva, 27th President of Brazil (1967-69), dies at 67
  • Dec 22 Ilse Steppat, actress (Invisible Terror), dies at 52
  • Dec 22 Josef von Sternberg, Austrian-American director (Shanghai Express), dies at 75
  • Dec 23 Donald Foster, American actor (Hazel, Lord Love A Duck), dies after long illness at 80
  • Dec 26 Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin, French poet and author (History d'aimer), dies at 67
  • Dec 26 Josef Hromádka, Czech theologist (Lenin prize 1957), dies at 80
  • Dec 26 Johannes Gerard van Dillen, Dutch economic historian (Of Wealth & Oligarchists), dies at 86
  • Dec 28 Henry Oscar, English stage and film actor (Saint in London), dies at 78
  • Dec 31 Salvatore Baccaloni, Italian opera singer and actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), dies at 69