On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1970 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 304 of 304

  • Aug 8 Johnny Goodman, American golfer (US Open 1933), dies at 60
  • Aug 10 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (The Soldiers Requiem), commits suicide at 52
  • Aug 10 Alexander Gode, German-American linguist, dies at 63
  • Aug 12 Glenn Hartranft, American athlete (discus WR 47.89m 1925; Olympic silver shot putt 1924), dies at 68
  • Aug 13 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 14 Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62
  • Aug 15 Karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 17 Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker and cinematographer (Tang), dies at 62
  • Aug 19 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian, dies at 60
  • Aug 20 Hildo Krop, modernistic sculptor, dies at 86
  • Aug 21 Timothy Mather Spelman, American composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 22 Richard Frank Donovan, composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 22 Vladimir Propp, Russian structuralist scholar (b. 1895)
  • Aug 23 Nel Rose, Dutch dance teacher, dies at 55
  • Aug 29 Mary Clare, British actress, dies at 78
  • Aug 30 Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41

  • Aug 30 Del Moore, American comedian and actor (Cal-Bachelor Father), dies at 53
  • Sep 1 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), dies at 84
  • Sep 2 Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Hollow Men), dies at 63
  • Sep 3 Alan Wilson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27

Person of interestVince Lombardi

Sep 3 Vince Lombardi, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Green Bay Packers 1949-67; NFL Coach of the Year 1959, 61; Super Bowl 1967, 68), dies at 57

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi
  • Sep 4 James M. Taylor, American USAF/astronaut, killed during training mission at 39
  • Sep 5 Jochen Rindt, Austrian auto racer (posthumous World F1 title 1970), dies of throat injuries in practice accident at 28
  • Sep 6 Gerard Smithson, cricketer (Eng batsman against W Indies 1948), dies
  • Sep 8 Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven, (b. 1894)

Person of interestCy Denneny

Sep 10 Cy Denneny, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (NHL leading scorer 1923-24), dies at 78

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • Sep 11 Chester Morris, American actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), dies at 69
  • Sep 11 Ernst May, German architect and city planner (New Frankfurt), dies at 84
  • Sep 14 Rudolph Carnap, German philosopher and mathematician, dies at 79

Person of interestJimi Hendrix

Sep 18 Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies from asphyxiation at 27

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Sep 19 Greville Stevens, cricketer (10 Tests for England 1922-29), dies
  • Sep 21 Gijsbert Friedhoff, Dutch architect (Wibautstrat tax office, Amsterdam), dies at 78
  • Sep 23 Bourvil [André Robert Raimbourg], French actor and singer (Le Corniaud, La Grande Vadrouille), dies of Kahler's syndrome at 53
  • Sep 25 Efim Golishev, Ukrainian painter and composer, dies at 73
  • Sep 25 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front), dies at 72

Person of interestGamal Abdel Nasser

Sep 28 Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt President (1953-70), dies of heart attack at 52

President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser
President of Egypt
Gamal Abdel Nasser

  • Sep 28 John Roderigo Dos Passos, American writer (Manhattan Transfer), dies at 74
  • Sep 29 Edward Everett Horton, American actor and narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84
  • Sep 30 Patrick Aherne, British actor (Green Dolphin Street, Rocketship X-M, The Court Jester), dies at 69
  • Oct 1 Hans Poser, German composer, dies at 52
  • Oct 1 Petar Konjović, Serbian composer, dies at 87
  • Oct 2 Alfred Swan, Russian composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 2 Bo Linde, Swedish composer, dies at 37
  • Oct 4 George Frederick McKay, American composer, dies at 71

Person of interestJanis Joplin

Oct 4 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • Oct 4 Curtis Turner, American auto racer (184 NASCAR races over 17 years, 17 wins), dies in aeroplane crash at 46
  • Oct 8 Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75
  • Oct 8 Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist/philosopher, dies
  • Oct 8 Mitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor (b. 1934)
  • Oct 9 Jean Giono, French writer (Le Hussard sur le toit), dies at 75
  • Oct 10 Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Maritime (1956-68), dies at 60

Person of interestÉdouard Daladier

Oct 10 Edouard Daladier, 72nd Prime Minister of France (1933, 1934 and 1938-40) and PM at the start of World War II, dies at 86

Prime Minister of France Édouard Daladier
Prime Minister of France
Édouard Daladier
  • Oct 11 Anis Fuleihan, American composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 12 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani Urdu poet, dies at 40
  • Oct 13 Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano, dies at 90
  • Oct 17 Pierre Laporte, Vice-Premier of Quebec (assassinated) (b. 1921)
  • Oct 17 Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897)
  • Oct 19 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, dies at 54
  • Oct 20 Patrick Wymark [Cheeseman], British actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), dies of a heart attack at 44

Person of interestJohn T. Scopes

Oct 21 John T. Scopes, American teacher convicted for teaching evolution (Scopes "monkey trial" 1925), dies of cancer at 70

Teacher Convicted for Teaching Evolution John T. Scopes
Teacher Convicted for Teaching Evolution
John T. Scopes
  • Oct 22 René Schneider, Chilean general/supreme commander, murdered
  • Oct 24 Richard Hofstadter, American historian, dies at 54
  • Oct 28 Baby Huey [James Ramey], vocalist (Baby Huey & Babysitters), dies
  • Oct 28 Eduardo López-Chávarri y Marco, Spanish composer, music critic and lawyer, dies at 99
  • Nov 2 Richard Cushing, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 75
  • Nov 3 Peter II Karadjordjevic, last King of Yugoslavia (1934-45), dies at 57
  • Nov 6 Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and one of the most popular songwriters of his era (Granada, Solamente Una Vez), dies at 73
  • Nov 8 Huw T. Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician, dies at 77
  • Nov 8 Napoleon Hill, American writer and philosopher (Think and Grow Rich), dies at 87
  • Nov 9 William L Dawson, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 84
  • Nov 10 Charles DeGaulle, general/president France (Free French), dies at 79
  • Nov 17 Naunton Wayne, Welsh actor (Quartet, Hidden Room, Double Confession), dies at 69
  • Nov 18 Hal Dickinson, American singer (Modernaires), dies at 56
  • Nov 21 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, dies at 83
  • Nov 21 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist (Nobel Prize 1930 for light scattering), dies at 82
  • Nov 23 Yusuf Bin Ishak, president of Singapore 1965-70, dies at about 60
  • Nov 24 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 25 Yukio Mishima, Japanese author/nationalist (Harakiri), dies at 45
  • Nov 26 B O Davis Sr, 1st African American general, dies at 93 in Chicago
  • Nov 28 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, dies at 85
  • Nov 28 Jan Drda, Czech writer (Nema Barikada, Mestecko Na Dlani), dies at 55
  • Nov 29 Robert Ruthenfranz, German composer, dies at 65
  • Nov 29 Karl Ottó Runólfsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 1 Frank Smailes, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test; 8 County C'ships, Yorkshire), dies at 60
  • Dec 6 Thomas S Power, American USAF-gen (Raid on Tokyo-March 1945), dies at 65

Person of interestRube Goldberg

Dec 7 Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist who made the easy outrageously difficult (Pulitzer Prize 1948, dies of cancer at 87

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg
  • Dec 7 Romaine Brooks [Beatrice Romaine Goddard], American painter, dies at 96
  • Dec 8 Christopher Kelk Ingold, English chemist (Cahn–Ingold–Prelog priority rules), dies at 77
  • Dec 9 Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65
  • Dec 9 Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1893)
  • Dec 12 Louis Zimmer, Flemish astronomer and clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82
  • Dec 12 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (Member of the Australian Parliament for Bourke), dies at 81
  • Dec 14 Franz Schlegelberger, German Nazi politician, dies at 94
  • Dec 23 Charlie Ruggles, American actor (Bringing Up Baby, The Patchwork Girl of Oz), dies at 84
  • Dec 23 Mimi Benzell, American operatic soprano (Gilda-Rigoletto), dies at 52
  • Dec 24 Gideon Nxumalo, South African jazz composer and pianist, dies at 41
  • Dec 26 Lillian Board, British 400m athlete (Olympic silver 1968), dies at 22
  • Dec 28 L. Mendel Rivers, US politician (Rep-D-SC), dies at 65
  • Dec 29 John de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58
  • Dec 29 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite, dies at 61
  • Dec 29 William King Gregory, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory), dies at 94

Person of interestSonny Liston

Dec 30 Sonny Liston, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1962-64), dies of lung congestion and heart failure at 40; foul play suspected

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • Dec 31 Cyril Scott, English composer and author (Alchemist), dies at 91