On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1983 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 352 of 352

  • Jul 23 Georges Auric, French composer (one of Les Six), dies at 84
  • Jul 25 Jerome Moross, American composer (Frankie & Johnny), dies at 69
  • Jul 27 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
  • Jul 28 Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies

Person of interestDavid Niven

Jul 29 David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland of Lou Gehrig's disease at 73

  • Jul 29 J. B. Charles [Willem H. Nagel], Dutch criminologist and writer, dies at 83
  • Jul 29 Luis Buñuel, director (Monk), dies of cirrhosis of liver at 83
  • Jul 29 Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (Dr Kildare), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • Jul 30 Howard Deitz, MGM executive, dies at 86 of Parkinson's disease
  • Jul 30 Lynn Fontanne, Broadway's premier actress (Emmy 1965), dies at 95
  • Jul 30 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist, dies at 86
  • Aug 1 Peter Arne, actor (Straw Dogs), bludgeoned to death in London at 62
  • Aug 2 James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records, dies of alcohol-related complications at 47
  • Aug 3 Carolyn Jones, American actress (Morticia-Addams Family), dies of cancer at 54
  • Aug 5 Judy Canova, American comedian and actress (Cannonball), dies of cancer at 66
  • Aug 5 Bart [Bartholomeus Jan] Bok, Dutch-American astronomer (Milky Way), dies at 77

  • Aug 6 Klaus Nomi, German singer (b. 1944)
  • Aug 12 Henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies
  • Aug 12 Giff Vivian, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests @ 42.1, top score 100), dies at 70
  • Aug 14 Alceu Amoroso Lima, Brazilian essayist, activist and founder of the Brazilian Christian Democracy, dies at 89
  • Aug 15 Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42
  • Aug 15 Benjamin V Cohen, American author of New Deal legislation, dies at 88
  • Aug 16 Earl Averill, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 81
  • Aug 17 Ira Gershwin, American lyricist ('S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm), dies in Beverly Hills at 86
  • Aug 18 Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (b. 1902)
  • Aug 19 Aleksandar Ranković, Yugoslavic partisan and 1st Vice President of Yugoslavia (1963-66), dies at 73
  • 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, American actor (Ball Four, The Frisco Kid, Stockard Channing Show), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Aug 24 Shawn Lewis, 5th wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, dies of methadone OD
  • Aug 24 Scott Nearing, American sociologist, pacifist and author (The Good Life), dies at 100
  • Aug 26 Mike Kellin [Myron Kellin], American actor (Pipe Dream, American Buffalo), dies of cancer at 61
  • Aug 27 William Hitzig, Austrian Maxwell physician, dies at 78
  • Aug 28 Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66
  • Aug 29 Simon Oakland, American actor (Toma, Kolchak), 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 10 Norah Lofts, British author (The Town House), dies at 79
  • Sep 10 Balthazar Johannes Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa (1966-77), dies at 67
  • Sep 15 LeRoy Prinz, choreographer, dies at 88
  • Sep 15 Willie Bobo [Correa], American jazz percussionist (Evil Ways), dies of cancer at 49
  • Sep 15 Prince Far I, reggae deejay, producer and Rastafarian
  • Sep 17 Humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67
  • Sep 21 Andrew Brewin, Canadian lawyer and MP for Greenwood, dies at 76
  • Sep 24 Isobel Baillie, Scottish oratorio singer, dies at 88
  • Sep 25 Leopold III [Filip von Saksen-Coburg], King of the Belgians (from 1934, abdicated 1951), dies at 81
  • Sep 26 Tino Rossi, French singer and actor (Destins, Belle Menuniere), dies at 76
  • Sep 27 Wilfred Burchett, Australian communist and writer (Catapult to Freedom), dies at 72
  • Sep 30 Freddy Martin, American orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin) and tenor saxophonist, dies at 76
  • Sep 30 William Elliott, American actor (Bernie Loves Bridget", "Adam 12"), dies at 49
  • Oct 2 Gerald Strang, American classical and electronic music composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 3 John K. M. McCaffery, American TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69
  • Oct 3 Kurt Kusenberg, writer, dies at 79
  • Oct 5 Humberto Mauro, Brazillian film director (Ganga Bruta), dies at 86
  • 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

Person of interestRalph Richardson

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

  • Oct 12 Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia journalist/dissident, dies at 61
  • Oct 12 Ernie Roth, American wrestling manager (ring name "The Grand Wizard of Wrestling"), dies at 57
  • 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 16 Øivin Fjeldstad, Norwegian conductor and composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 17 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist, dies at 78
  • Oct 18 Vijay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer (55 Tests for India), dies at 52
  • Oct 18 Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish anarchist (b. 1897)
  • Oct 18 Willie Jones, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1950, 51; Philadelphia Phillies), dies from cancer at 58
  • 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, German composer, dies at 86

  • Oct 26 Mike Michalske, American football NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers), dies at 80
  • Oct 29 Sten Broman, Swedish composer, dies at 81

Person of interestGeorge Halas

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

American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
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, Soviet composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 7 Germaine Tailleferre, French 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)

Person of interestBetty Nuthall

Nov 8 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1930), dies of a coronary arrest at 72

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • Nov 13 Junior Samples, American comedian and country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 56
  • Nov 15 John Le Mesurier, British actor (The Italian Job, Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 71
  • Nov 15 Dai Rees, Scottish golfer (British Open runner-up 1953-54, 61), dies of car accident injuries at 70
  • Nov 19 Peter Coffield, Ill, actor (Kevin-W E B), dies at 37
  • Nov 19 Tom Evans, English rock musician (Badfinger), commits suicide at 36
  • Nov 19 Reinout Willem 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, American actor (Delvecchio, Hill St Blues), dies of cancer at 58
  • Nov 23 Juhan Muks, Estonian artist (b. 1899)
  • Nov 23 Waheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (Armaan), dies at 45
  • Nov 25 Anton Dolin [Sydney Francis Patrick Chippendall Healey-kay], British dancer (Girl From Petrovka), dies at 79
  • 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 OD MBE, West Indies cricket batsman (22 Tests; 2,190 runs @ 60.83; 10 x 100), dies at 74
  • Nov 30 Richard Llewellyn, Welsh novelist (How Green Was My Valley), dies at 76
  • Dec 1 Mirsky, mathematician, dies
  • Dec 2 Atholl Mckinnon, South African cricket spin bowler (8 Tests, 26 wickets), dies from a heart attack at 51
  • Dec 2 Fifi D'Orsay, "French Bombshell" (Dixie Jamboree), dies cancer at 79

  • Dec 3 Al Watrous, American golfer (British Open 1926 runner-up), dies at 84
  • Dec 4 Estelle Omens, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays), dies at 55
  • Dec 4 Bruce Drake, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (University of Oklahoma 1938-55, 200-181), dies at 77
  • 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 Pickens [Louis Burton Lindley Jr], American rodeo performer and actor (Dr Strangelove, Blazing Saddles), dies following surgery at 64

Person of interestKeith Holyoake

Dec 8 Keith Holyoake, 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand (National: 1960-72), dies of a stroke at 79

New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake
New Zealand Prime Minister
Keith Holyoake
  • Dec 9 David Rounds, American actor (Terence-Beacon Hill, Alice, The Blue and The Grey), dies of cancer 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, American actress (3:10 to Yuma, Pollyanna), dies at 60
  • Dec 13 Mary Renault [Challans], British author (King Must Die, 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 [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), dies of cancer at 73
  • Dec 21 Paul de Man, Belgian literary critic, dies at 64
  • Dec 23 Colin Middleton, Northern Irish artist (b. 1910)
  • Dec 25 Joan Miro, Spanish painter and sculptor, 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, American drummer and 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 (US Masters 1940, 47, 50), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • 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