Famous Deaths in 1983 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 313 of 313

  • Aug 17 Ira Gershwin, lyricist, dies in Beverly Hills at 86
  • Aug 18 Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (b. 1902)
  • Aug 20 Kerwin Duinmeijer, Dutch of Antillean descent, murdered by in a racially motivated attack at 15
  • Aug 21 Benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50
  • Aug 24 Jack Somack, actor (Ball Four, Stockard Channing Show), dies at 64
  • Aug 24 Shawn Lewis, 5th wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, dies of methadone OD
  • Aug 26 Mike Kellin, actor (Honestly Celeste), dies at 61 of cancer
  • Aug 28 Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66
  • Aug 29 Simon Oakland, actor (Toma, Kolchak, Baa Baa Black Sheep), dies at 61
  • Aug 29 William Goyen, American writer, dies at 68
  • Sep 1 Henry "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash), dies at 71
  • Sep 1 Lennox Brown, cricket leg spinner (3 wickets at 63 for South Africa), dies
  • Sep 1 Larry McDonald, American congressman (b. 1935)
  • Sep 3 Ellie Lambeti, Greek actress (b. 1926)
  • Sep 5 Antonio Mairena, flamenco singer (b. 1909)
  • Sep 7 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 7 Henry Promnitz, cricketer (5-58 on debut for South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • Sep 8 Antonin Magne, French bicylist (won Tour de France 1931, 34), dies
  • Sep 8 Willem C "Wim" Kan, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 72
  • Sep 8 Ibrahim Abboud, 1st President and 4th Prime Minister of Sudan (1958-64), dies at 82
  • Sep 10 Balthasar J "John" Vorster, South African premier (1966-78), dies at 67
  • Sep 10 Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
  • Sep 15 LeRoy Prinz, choreographer, dies at 88
  • Sep 15 Willie Bobo, jazz drummer (Cos), dies at 49
  • Sep 15 Prince Far I, reggae deejay, producer and Rastafarian
  • Sep 17 Humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67
  • Sep 24 Isobel Baillie, Scottish oratorio singer, dies at 88
  • Sep 25 Leopold III, King of Belgium (1934-51), dies at 81
  • Sep 26 Tino Rossi, French singer and actor, dies at 76
  • Sep 27 Tino Rossi, singer/actor (Destins, Belle Menuniere), dies at 76
  • Sep 30 Freddy Martin, American orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin), dies at 76
  • Sep 30 William Elliott, American actor (Bernie Loves Bridget", "Adam 12"), dies at 49
  • Oct 2 Gerald Strang, Canadian composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 3 John K M McCaffery, TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69
  • Oct 3 Kurt Kusenberg, writer, dies at 79
  • Oct 5 Earl Tupper, American-born Costa Rican inventor and businessman (Tupperware), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Oct 6 Terence Cooke, cardinal/archbishop of NY, dies at 62
  • Oct 8 Joan Hackett, actress (Group, Flicks, Rivals), dies of cancer at 49
  • Oct 9 Sun Suk Joon, South Korean vice premier, murdered

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Oct 10 Sir Ralph Richardson, English actor (Richard III), dies at 80

  • Oct 12 Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia journalist/dissident, dies at 61
  • Oct 12 The Grand Wizard of Wrestling, Wrestling manager
  • Oct 14 Paul Fix, American actor (Rifleman), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • Oct 14 Willard Price, Canadian author and naturalist
  • Oct 15 Pat O'Brien, American actor (Knute Rockne, Angels with Dirty Faces), dies of heart attack at 83
  • Oct 16 George Liberace, American violinist (Liberace Show), dies at 72
  • Oct 16 Kelso, American racehorse (b. 1957)
  • Oct 17 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist, dies at 78
  • Oct 18 Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer (55 Tests for India), dies
  • Oct 18 Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish anarchist (b. 1897)
  • Oct 19 Albert Carel Willink, painter (surrealism), dies at 83

  • Oct 19 Maurice Bishop, premier of Grenada (1979-83), murdered in coup
  • Oct 20 Merle Travis, American country singer, dies at 75
  • Oct 20 Yves Thériault, French Canadian author (b. 1915)
  • Oct 21 Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop (Haarlem), dies
  • Oct 23 Jessica Savage, Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36
  • Oct 23 Tamara Shayne, Russian-American actress (Moma Yoelson-The Jolson Story), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Oct 24 Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35
  • Oct 25 Hermann Ambrosius, composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 29 Sten Broman, Swedish composer, dies at 81

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Oct 31 George Halas [Papa Bear], NFL pioneer and owner of the Chicago Bears, dies of pancreatic cancer at 88

American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer George Halas
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer
George Halas
  • Nov 1 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn Catalog), dies at 96
  • Nov 3 Alfredo Antonini, conductor (Jane Froman Canteen), dies at 82
  • Nov 6 Robert Gross, composer, dies at 69
  • Nov 7 David Alexandrovich Toradze, composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 7 Germaine Tailleferre, Fren composer (Le Marin du Bolivar), dies at 91
  • Nov 8 Robert Agnew, director, dies at 84 of kidney failure
  • Nov 8 Mordecai Kaplan, Rabbi, founded Reconstructionist Judaism (b. 1881)

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Nov 8 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player, dies at 72

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • Nov 13 "Alvin" Junior Samples, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 56
  • Nov 15 John Le Mesurier, British actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), dies at 71
  • Nov 19 Peter Coffield, Ill, actor (Kevin-W E B), dies at 37
  • Nov 19 Tom Evans, English bass guitarist (Badfinger) (b. 1947)
  • Nov 19 Reinout W van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist, dies at 79
  • Nov 20 Marcel Dalio [Israel Moshe Blauschild], French actor (Sabrina, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Casablanca), dies at 83
  • Nov 20 Richard Loo, actor, (China Sky), dies of cardio-pulmonary arrest
  • Nov 22 Michael Conrad, actor (Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 58
  • Nov 23 Juhan Muks, Estonian artist (b. 1899)
  • Nov 27 Manuel Scorza, Peruvian writer, dies at about 55
  • Nov 28 Christopher George, American actor (Chisum, Heist), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Nov 30 George Headley, cricket (10 tons in 22 Tests, 1st black WI capt), dies
  • Dec 1 Mirsky, mathematician, dies
  • Dec 2 Atholl Mckinnon, cricketer (South African lefty spinner in 8 Tests), dies
  • Dec 2 Fifi D'Orsay, "French Bombshell" (Dixie Jamboree), dies cancer at 79
  • Dec 4 Estelle Omens, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays), dies at 55
  • Dec 5 Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (The Dirty Dozen, Last Sunset), dies at 65
  • Dec 6 Lucienne Boyer, French singer (Parlez-moi d'amour), dies at 82
  • Dec 7 Edgar Graham, member of N Ireland Assembly, shot dead by IRA
  • Dec 7 Fanny Cano, Mexican actress (b. 1944)
  • Dec 8 Slim Pickins, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies after brain surgery at 64
  • Dec 9 David Rounds, actor (Terence-Beacon Hill), dies at 53
  • Dec 10 Dorothy Cummings, actress (Dancing Mothers), dies at 84
  • Dec 10 Patrick O'Moore, actor (Jungle Gents), dies at 74
  • Dec 11 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), dies at 82
  • Dec 11 Sir Neil Ritchie, British General (b. 1897)
  • Dec 13 Leora Dana, actress (Amityville II, Change of Habit), dies at 60
  • Dec 13 Leora Dana, actress (Sylvie Kosloff-Another World), dies
  • Dec 13 Mary Renault [Challans], British author (Funeral games), dies at 78
  • Dec 13 Alexander Schmemann, Orthodox Christian priest and theologian (b. 1921)
  • Dec 13 Nichita Stanescu, Romanian poet (b. 1933
  • Dec 16 Kusan Sunim, found Milae Sa temple/Bulsung Sa Zen in Korea, dies at 74
  • Dec 17 Erik Christensen, NHL player
  • Dec 21 Rod Cameron, actor (Santa Fe Passage, Stampede), dies at 73
  • Dec 21 Paul de Man, Belgian-born literary critic (b. 1919)
  • Dec 23 Colin Middleton, Northern Irish artist (b. 1910)
  • Dec 25 Joan Miro, Spanish surrealist, dies at his home in Majorca at 90
  • Dec 26 Violet Carson, British actress (b. 1898)
  • Dec 27 Walter Scott, rocker, dies
  • Dec 28 Dennis Wilson, drummer/singer (Beach Boys), drowns at 39
  • Dec 28 William Demarest, American actor (My 3 Sons), dies from pneumonia and prostate cancer at 91
  • Dec 28 Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (b. 1910)
  • Dec 31 Bill Hunt, cricketer (Test for Aust, out 0, took 0-25 & 0-14), dies
  • Dec 31 Frank Link, actor (Burns & Schreiber Comedy Show), dies at 46