Famous People Who Died in 1969 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 320 of 320

  • Aug 9 Abigail Folger, American coffee magnate (Folgers), murdered by the Manson family at 25

Cecil Frank PowellCecil Frank Powell (1903-1969)

Aug 9 English physicist who discovered pion (pi-meson), a subatomic particle (Nobel 1950), dies at 65

  • Aug 9 George Preston Marshall, American businessman and NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), dies at 72
  • Aug 9 Jay Sebring, American hair stylist, murdered by Manson family at 35
  • Aug 9 Robert Lehman, US multi-millionaire/director (Met Museum of Art), dies

Sharon TateSharon Tate (1943-1969)

Aug 9 American actress (Valley of the Dolls), murdered by Manson's gang at 26

  • Aug 9 Steven Parent, American student, murdered by the Manson family at 18
  • Aug 9 Voyteck Freykowski, Polish writer, murdered by the Manson family at 32
  • Aug 10 Leno LaBianca, American businessman (murdered) (b. 1925)
  • 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 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, South African dentist, third person to receive an artificial heart, dies after 19 days at 59
  • 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

Rocky MarcianoRocky Marciano (1923-1969)

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

  • Sep 1 Drew Pearson, American newscaster (Drew Pearson), dies at 71
  • Sep 1 William Flanagan, American composer, and music critic, takes his own life at 46
  • Sep 2 Harry Williams Millard, producer, dies of cancer at 41

Ho Chi MinhHo Chi Minh (1890-1969)

Sep 2 Vietnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69), dies of heart failure at 79

  • 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 cricket all-rounder (Gentlemen of Philadelphia CC), dies at 98
  • Sep 5 Henk Bijvanck, Dutch composer, dies at 59
  • Sep 5 Josh White, American blues, folk and gospel musician, dies at 55
  • Sep 5 Mitchell Ayres, American orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58
  • Sep 6 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player, dies at 77
  • Sep 7 Everett McKinley Dirksen, American politician (Senator-R-Illinois, Senate Minority Leader), dies at 73
  • Sep 8 Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and writer, dies at 100
  • Sep 8 Bud Collyer, TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), dies at 61
  • Sep 9 Cec Dixon, South African cricket fast-medium bowler (1 Test; 3 wickets; Transvaal), dies at 78
  • Sep 9 Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65
  • Sep 13 Charles Foulkes, Canada general and honorary citizen of Wageningen, dies at 66
  • Sep 14 James Anderson, American actor (To Kill a Mockingbird), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • Sep 18 Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, Hungarian German 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 Nehemiah "Skip" James, American Delta blues singer, guitarist and piano player ("I'm So Glad"), dies at 67
  • Oct 4 Natalino Otto [Natale Codognotto], Italianswing-jazz singer, dies at 56
  • Oct 4 Vibart Wight, West Indian cricket batsman (2 Tests; v/c WI first touring team v England 1928), dies at 67

Walter HagenWalter Hagen (1892-1969)

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

  • 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, Russian-French abstract painter, dies at 69

Sonja HenieSonja Henie (1912-1969)

Oct 12 Norwegian figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32, 36), and actress (My Lucky Star), dies from leukemia at 57

  • Oct 14 Arnie Herber, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (NFL C'ship 1930, 31, 36, 39; First-team All-Pro 1932, 35, 36; Green Bay Packers, NY Giants), dies at 59
  • Oct 15 Abdirashid Shermake, President of Somali Republic, shot by one of his bodyguards at 50
  • Oct 15 Rod La Rocque, American actor (Mystery Woman), dies at 70
  • Oct 16 Leonard Chess [Lejzor Czyż], Polish-American blues and R&B record company executive (Chess Records), dies at 52

Jack KerouacJack Kerouac (1922-1969)

Oct 21 American novelist and poet of the Beat Generation (On the Road, Mexico Blues), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 47

  • Oct 21 Oscar "TV Slim" Wills, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Flatfoot Sam"), dies in a car wreck at 53
  • Oct 21 Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (Sierpinski triangle), dies at 87
  • Oct 23 Tommy Edwards, American R&B singer-songwriter ("It's All In The Game"), dies from complications of cirrhosis of the liver 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, Australian cricketer (Aussie capt 1935-36), dies at 75
  • Oct 30 George "Pops" Foster, American jazz double bassist, tuba player, and trumpeter (Louis Armstrong; Sidney Bechet; Earl Hines), dies at 77
  • Oct 31 Hugo Pfister, Swiss classical and stage 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 politician and guerilla, shot by police at 57
  • 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 Dave O'Brien [Fronabarger], American actor and writer (Reefer Madness, Kiss Me Kate, 1st Aid), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • 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 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 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica), dies at 44
  • Nov 15 Roy D'Arcy [Roy Giusti], American actor (Warning Shadows, Revolt of Zombies), dies at 75

Joseph P. KennedyJoseph P. Kennedy (1888-1969)

Nov 18 American businessman, diplomat and father of JFK, RFK and Teddy, dies at 81

  • Nov 18 Léon Jongen, Belgian organist, composer, and academic, dies at 85
  • Nov 18 Ted Heath, British jazz trombonist, composer, and big bandleader, dies at 67
  • Nov 21 Mutesa II of Buganda, President of Uganda (1924)
  • Nov 21 Norman Lindsay, Australian artist and novelist (The Magic Pudding), dies at 90 [1]
  • Nov 22 Acario Cotapos, Chilean composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 23 (Donnell) "Spade" Cooley, American Western swing fiddler, bandleader, and television personality ("Shame On You"), dies of a heart attack during the intermission of a performance at 58
  • Nov 28 Elbert Frank Cox, African-American mathematician (first African-American to receive PhD in Mathematics), dies at 73
  • Nov 28 Roy Barcroft [Howard Ravenscroft], American actor (Oklahoma!; Freckles), dies at 67
  • Dec 1 "Magic" Sam [Maghett], American blues guitarist ("Feelin' Good (We're Gonna Boogie)"), dies of a heart attack at 32
  • Dec 2 Kliment J Voroshilov, president USSR (1953-60), dies
  • Dec 3 Mathias Wieman, German actor (The Blue Light, Fear), dies at 67
  • Dec 3 Ruth White, American actress (To Kill a Mockingbird, Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 55
  • Dec 4 Alceo Toni, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • Dec 4 Fred Hampton, American activist (Black Panther Party leader; Rainbow Coalition co-founder) shot and killed by the FBI and Chicago police at 21
  • 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 HOF left fielder (MLB All-Star, World Series 1933; NL batting champion 1929, 32 NY Yankees), dies at 72
  • Dec 8 Vincenzo Davico, composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 10 Franco Capuana, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 10 Leigh Harline, American composer and conductor, 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 16 Leo Mathisen, Danish jazz pianist, composer, arranger, singer and bandleader, known as "The Lion" (Take It Easy; To Be Or Not To Be), dies at 63
  • 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 Johannes Gerard van Dillen, Dutch economic historian (Of Wealth & Oligarchists), dies at 86
  • Dec 26 Josef Hromádka, Czech theologist (Lenin prize 1957), dies at 80
  • Dec 26 Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin, French poet and author (History d'aimer), dies at 67
  • Dec 28 Henry Oscar, English stage and film actor (Saint in London), dies at 78
  • Dec 31 Joseph A Yablonski, American labor leader, and candidate for United Mine Workers (UMW) president, murdered in his home by hitmen hired by then-president of UMW. at 59
  • Dec 31 Salvatore Baccaloni, Italian operatic bass buffo singer (Metropolitan Opera, 1940-62), and actor (Merry Andrew; Rock-a-Bye Baby), dies at 69