On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1988 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 413

  • Jun 22 Bramwell Fletcher, British actor (White Cargo, Random Harvest, The Mummy), dies at 84
  • Jun 22 Dennis Day [Owen Patrick Eugene McNulty], Irish-American tenor and comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies of ALS syndrome at 72
  • Jun 22 Ross Ford, actor (Reform School Girl, Jungle Patrol), dies
  • Jun 22 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, dies of a drug overdose at 43
  • Jun 23 Dayton Lummis, actor (Moonfire, Flight that Disappeared), dies
  • Jun 23 Evert Werkman, Dutch journalist (Het Parool), dies at 73
  • Jun 23 M Gregor-Dellin, writer, dies
  • Jun 24 Hibari Misora [Kazue Katō], Japanese pop singer ("Kawa no nagare no yō ni" - Like the Flow of the River), dies of heart failure at 52
  • Jun 25 Axis Sally [Mildred E Gillars], US nazi propagandist (WWII), dies
  • Jun 25 Hillel Slovak, Israeli musician (Anthym/What Is This?, Red Hot Chili Peppers) (b. 1962)
  • Jun 27 Léonie Adams, American poetess (High Falcon), dies at 88
  • Jun 28 Kurt Raab, writer/actor (Boarding School, Stationmaster's Wife), dies
  • Jul 1 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer, dies at 82
  • Jul 1 Lex van Delden [Alexander Zwaap], Dutch composer and writer (Canto della Guerra), dies at 68
  • Jul 2 Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, American blues, jazz, and R&B alto saxophonist, dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Jul 3 Gabriel Dell, American actor (The Bowery Boys, Steve Allen Show), dies of leukemia at 68

  • Jul 4 Adrian Adonis [Keith A. Franke Jr.], American professional wrestler, killed in auto accident at 34
  • Jul 7 Jimmy Edwards, British comedy writer and actor (Take It From Here, Whack-O!), dies from pneumonia at 68
  • Jul 8 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 400m relay 1928), dies at 83
  • Jul 9 Anthony Holland, AIDS sufferer committed suicide at 60
  • Jul 9 Barbara Woodhouse, dog trainer, dies at 78 of a stroke
  • Jul 10 Errol John, Trinidadian actor and playwright (A Man from the Sun, The Nun's Story, Assault on a Queen), dies at 63
  • Jul 11 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), dies at 84
  • Jul 11 Barbara Wootton, Baroness Wootton of Abinger, British sociologist and criminologist, dies at 91
  • Jul 12 Joshua Logan, Broadway producer (South Pacific), dies at 79 of palsy
  • Jul 12 Raymond W Goldsmith, US economist, dies at 83
  • Jul 13 Huub Bals, Dutch film promotor, dies at 51
  • Jul 13 Samuel L Mendel, oldest US war veteran, dies at 104
  • Jul 15 Eleanor Estes, author (Ginger Pye, Moffats), dies at 82
  • Jul 17 Bruiser Brody [Frank Goodish], professional wrestler, stabbed to death at 42
  • Jul 18 Nico, US model/pop singer (Velvet Underground), dies at 43
  • Jul 18 Joly Braga Santos, Portuguese composer and conductor, dies of a stroke at 64
  • Jul 22 Duane Jones, dies of cardiopulmonary arrest at 51
  • Jul 22 Luigi Lucioni, Italian-American landscape painter (opera stars), dies at 87
  • Jul 23 Jahangir Khan, Indian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests India; Pakistan selector), dies at 78
  • Jul 24 Ilona Elek, Hungarian fencer (Olympic gold 1936, 48), dies at 81

  • Jul 25 Judith Barsi, American child actress (The Land Before Time), shot dead with mother by her father at 11
  • Jul 25 David Tobey, American Basketball Hall of Fame referee (1918-45; first game with a 3-man officiating crew), dies at 90
  • Jul 26 Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani modernist scholar, dies at 68
  • Jul 27 Frank Zamboni, American inventor (b. 1901)
  • Jul 27 Brigitte Horney, German actress (Das Erbe der Guldenburgs), dies at 77
  • Jul 29 Ellin Berlin [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, dies at 86
  • Jul 29 Pete Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, dies at 55
  • Jul 31 Trinidad Silva, killed in auto accident at 38
  • Aug 1 Florence Eldridge, Broadway actress (The Swan), dies at 86
  • Aug 1 John Dearden, American cardinal (1969-88) and archbishop of Detroit, dies at 80
  • Aug 1 Trindad Silva, actor (Hill St Blues), dies at 38 in an auto accident
  • Aug 2 Raymond Carver, American poet and short story writer (Furious Season), dies at 50
  • Aug 2 Roger Vuataz, composer, dies at 90
  • Aug 2 Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (The Green Grocer), dies at 73
  • Aug 5 Ralph Meeker [Rathgeber], American actor (Mister Roberts, Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Aug 6 Anatoly Levchenko, Soviet cosmonaut (TM-4), dies of brain tumor at 47
  • Aug 6 J Skelly Wright, American judge (anti-segregationist), dies at 77
  • Aug 8 Alan Napier, British actor (The Sword in the Stone, Batman), dies at 85
  • Aug 8 Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923)
  • Aug 8 Félix Leclerc, French Canadian singer and composer (Moi, mes souliers), dies at 74

  • Aug 8 Alan Ameche, American College Football Hall of Fame fullback (Heisman Trophy 1954, U of Wisconsin; Pro Bowl 1955–1958, NFL C'ship 1958, 59; Baltimore Colts), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • Aug 9 Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and surrealist poet, dies at 83
  • Aug 10 Adela Rogers St John, journalist (Free Soul, Honeycomb), dies at 94
  • Aug 10 Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama (1940-41, 49-51, 68), dies at 86
  • Aug 11 Jean-Pierre Ponnele, opera director (Carmina Burana), dies at 56
  • Aug 11 Pauline Lafont, daughter of Bernadette, dies in hiking accident at 25
  • Aug 11 Anne Ramsey, American actress (Throw Mama from the Train), dies of cancer at 59
  • Aug 12 Jean-Michel Basquiat, American musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies
  • Aug 13 Otto Passman, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana (1947-77), dies at 88
  • Aug 13 Edward Bennett Williams, American lawyer, team owner (Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles), dies of colon cancer at 68
  • Aug 14 Enzo Ferrari, Italian sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90
  • Aug 14 Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, dies at 48
  • Aug 14 Robert Calvert, South African-British writer and musician (Hawkwind), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Aug 15 Barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82
  • Aug 15 Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, killed in plane crash
  • Aug 16 Milton Adolphus, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 17 Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr, (Rep-D-NY, 1949-55), dies on 74th birthday
  • Aug 17 Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, President of Pakistan (1978-88), dies in plane crash at 64
  • Aug 17 Victoria Shaw, Australian-American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Westworld), dies at 53
  • Aug 18 Alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42

Person of interestFrederick Ashton

Aug 18 Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), dies at 83

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Choreographer
Frederick Ashton
  • Aug 21 H. G. Adler, German writer (The Journey), dies at 78
  • Aug 21 Ray Eames, American designer and filmmaker, dies at 75
  • Aug 24 Leonard Frey, American actor (Tattoo, Magic Christian), dies of AIDS at 49
  • Aug 24 Max Shulman, author (Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap), dies at 69

  • Aug 25 Price Daniel, American politician (38th Governor of Texas), dies at 77
  • Aug 25 Art Rooney, NFL Pittsburgh Steelers [Pirates] team founder,owner, and chairman, 1933-88, dies at 87
  • Aug 26 Paul Francis Lloyd, entertainer, dies
  • Aug 26 Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer, dies at 30
  • Aug 27 Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (The Rites of May), dies at 60
  • Aug 28 Hazel Dawn, American singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98
  • Aug 28 Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v England 1933), dies
  • Aug 30 Albert F. Frey-Wyssling, Swiss botanist and pioneer of submicroscopic morphology and the discipline of molecular biology, dies at 87
  • Sep 1 Leonor Sullivan, (Rep-D-Missouri, 1955-77), dies at 86
  • Sep 3 Riccardo Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player, luger (Olympic bronze 1928, 48; took the Olympic oath 1948), dies at 76
  • Sep 5 Gert Fröbe [Karl Gerhart Fröbe], German actor (Goldfinger, Lover's Wood, Upper Hand), dies from a heart attack at 75
  • Sep 5 Lawrence Brown, American trombonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra), dies at 81
  • Sep 6 Leroy Brown, professional wrestler (b. 1950)
  • Sep 11 George Alpert, railroad executive, dies at 90
  • Sep 11 Luis Alvarez, American physicist (subatomic particles, Nobel 1968), dies of cancer at 77
  • Sep 11 John Sylvester White, American actor (b. 1919)
  • Sep 11 Roger Hargreaves, English author and illustrator of children's books (Mr. Men and Little Miss), dies of a stroke at 53
  • Sep 12 Alan Bible, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Nev, 1954-74), dies at 78
  • Sep 12 Lauris Morstad, NATO commander/CEO Corning Fiberglass, dies at 71
  • Sep 14 Louis Quinn, actor (Unholy Rollers), dies at 73 of cancer
  • Sep 14 Melle Weersma, Dutch jazz arranger and composer ("Penny Serenade"), dies at 80
  • Sep 19 Oren Lee Staley, 1st President of National the Farmers Organization (1955-79), dies at 65
  • Sep 20 Roy Kinnear, actor (Casanova, Pirates, Scrooge, Help!), dies at 54
  • Sep 21 Christine Norden, British actress (Little Shop of Horrors, Night Beat), dies from pneumonia at 63
  • Sep 21 Henry Koster, director, dies

  • Sep 21 Robert Gwathmey, artist, dies at 85
  • Sep 21 Glenn Robert Davis, American politician, dies at 73
  • Sep 21 Walter Vogt, Swiss writer (Wüthrich) and psychiatrist, dies at 61
  • Sep 22 Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst, dies at 74
  • Sep 22 Rezso Sugar, Hungarian composer, dies at 68
  • Sep 23 Arwel Hughes, Welsh composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 23 Tibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (b. 1912)
  • Sep 25 Billy Carter, brother of US President Jimmy Carter, dies of cancer at 51
  • Sep 27 William V. Shannon, American journalist and ambassador to Ireland (1977-81), dies at 61
  • Sep 28 Ethel Grandin, silent screen actress (Deserter), dies at 94
  • Sep 28 Marjorie Bonner Lowry, actress (Reno, Poor Girls), dies at 83
  • Sep 29 Charles Addams, cartoonist (Addams Family), dies of heart attack at 76
  • Sep 30 Joachim Prinz, German-American Zionist leader, author and Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), dies at 86
  • Sep 30 Chick Chandler [Fehmer Chandler], American actor (Seven Doors to Death, One Happy Family), dies at 83
  • Oct 1 Sacheverell Sitwell, English writer (People's Palace), dies at 90
  • Oct 2 Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer, developer of the Mini, dies at 81
  • Oct 3 Franz Josef Strauss, German politician, Minister of Defense (1956-62), dies at 73
  • Oct 3 Generoso Pope Jr, National Enquirer owner, dies at 61
  • Oct 7 Billy Daniels, African-American jazz singer ("That Old Black Magic") and television pioneer (The Billy Daniels Show), dies of cancer at 73
  • Oct 8 Ernst Hermann Meyer, German composer, dies at 82
  • Oct 9 Edward Chodorov, Broadway playwright and director (Story of Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
  • Oct 9 Felix Wankel, German inventor (Wankel rotary-piston engine), dies at 86
  • Oct 9 Cliff Gallup, American guitarist (Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Oct 11 Bonita Granville, American actress and producer (These Three, Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger), dies of lung cancer at 65
  • Oct 11 Morgan Farley, actor (Open Secret), dies of natural causes at 90

  • Oct 11 Wayland Flowers, American ventriloquist (Madame), dies of AIDS at 48
  • Oct 12 Ken Murray, actor (Bill & Coo, Crooner, Half-Marriage), dies at 85
  • Oct 12 Ruth Manning-Sanders, author of children's books (b. 1895)
  • Oct 13 Mike Venezia, jockey, dies in 5th-race fall at Belmont Race Track, NY
  • Oct 14 Mary Morris, actress (Agitator, Double Door), dies
  • Oct 14 Vic Raschi, American MLB pitcher (4-time All Star), dies at 69
  • Oct 15 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji [Leon Dudley Sorabji], Parsi-British pianist and composer (Opus clavicembalisticum), dies of heart failure at 96
  • Oct 18 Dimitri Frenkel Frank, writer/director (Hadimassa), dies at 60
  • Oct 19 Friedrich Weinreb, Polish economist and narrative author, dies at 77
  • Oct 19 Edward "Son" House, American delta blues singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Walking Blues"; "Preachin' The Blues"), dies of larynx cancer at 86

Person of interestSheila Scott

Oct 20 Sheila Scott, English aviator (completes 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman), dies at 61

Aviator Sheila Scott
Aviator
Sheila Scott
  • Oct 24 Sumner White, American sailor (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 58
  • Oct 25 Bill Cody, actor (Blazing Justice, Ghost City), dies at 75
  • Oct 25 Johnnie Richardson, American R&B musician (Johnnie & Joe), dies at 53
  • Oct 27 Charles Hawtrey, English actor (Carry On films), dies near London at 73
  • Oct 27 S B Fuller, founder (Fuller products), dies at 83
  • Oct 27 Hannah Tillich, German-American writer (Harbor Mouse) and wife of Paul Tillich, dies at 92
  • Oct 29 Ben Aerden [John Mikkelsen], Dutch actor (Hamlet, Uilenspiegel), dies at 78
  • Oct 30 Sugar Geise, actress (Rhythm Parade), dies after brief illness at 71
  • Oct 30 T. Hee, American animator (b. 1911)
  • Oct 31 John Houseman, Romanian actor (The Paper Chase, Rollerball, The Fog), dies of spinal cancer at 86
  • Oct 31 Alfred Pellan, Québécois painter (b. 1906)
  • Nov 3 Henri van Praag, Dutch para-psychologist, dies
  • Nov 6 John Hubbard, American actor (Don't Call Me Charlie, The Tall T, One Million B.C.), dies of kidney failure at 74
  • Nov 7 Hans Baumann, German nationalist writer, dies at 74

  • Nov 8 Kingman Brewster, American educator and president of Yale University, dies at 69
  • Nov 9 Billy Curtis, 4'2" actor (Terror of Tiny Town), dies at 79
  • Nov 9 John Mitchell, former Atny Gen, dies of heart attack in Washington
  • Nov 9 David Bauer, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame player and builder (priest, school coach; National Team manager), dies at 64
  • Nov 11 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor & organist (b. 1900)
  • Nov 12 Tomasz Sikorski, Polish minimalist composer (Solitude of Sounds), dies at 49
  • Nov 13 Antal Doráti, Hungarian-American conductor (Minneapolis Symphony, 1949-1960), dies at 82
  • Nov 13 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (Beer Barrel Polka), dies at 86
  • Nov 15 Mona Washbourne, actress (Blue Bird, Games), dies at 84
  • Nov 16 Lotte Stam-Beese, German/Neth architect, dies at about 85
  • Nov 17 Sheilah Graham, gossip columnist, dies of heart failure at 84
  • Nov 19 Christine Onassis, heiress, dies of heart failure at 37

Person of interestCarl Hubbell

Nov 21 Carl Hubbell, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; NL MVP 1933, 36; NY Giants), dies at 85

Baseball Pitcher Carl Hubbell
Baseball Pitcher
Carl Hubbell
  • Nov 22 Janet Ertel, crooner, dies
  • Nov 22 Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (b. 1908)
  • Nov 22 Erich Fried, Austrian-British writer, dies at 67
  • Nov 24 Irmgard Seefried, German soprano, dies at 69
  • Nov 26 Antonio Estévez, Venezuelan composer and conductor (Cantata Criolla), dies at 72
  • Nov 27 Angela Aames, actress (Lost Empire, Basic Training), dies
  • Nov 27 John Carradine, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Stagecoach, Howling), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • Nov 27 Karel Horky, Czech composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 27 Jan Hein Donner, Dutch chess grand master, dies at 61
  • Nov 30 Charlie Rouse, American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist (Thelonious Monk Quartet; Sphere), dies of lung cancer at 64
  • Dec 2 Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra)
  • Dec 4 Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist, dies at 89

  • Dec 6 Bill Harris, American guitarist (Clovers-Love Potion No 9), dies at 63
  • Dec 6 Roy Orbison, American musician (Pretty Woman), dies of a massive heart attack at 52
  • Dec 7 Andrei P Ershov, Russian computer pioneer, dies
  • Dec 7 Christopher Connelly, actor (Liar's Moon, Hawmps), dies at 47
  • Dec 7 Peter Langan, Irish restaurateur (Langans London), dies in fire
  • Dec 8 Anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79
  • Dec 8 Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, American baritone a cappella singer (Persuasions - "Street Corner Symphony"), dies at 44
  • Dec 10 Dick Clair, American comedian (Clair & McMahon, Facts of Life), dies of AIDS
  • Dec 10 Richard Castellano, American actor (The Godfather, Lovers & Other Stranger), dies at 55
  • Dec 12 John Canning, NY Post managing editor, dies at 56
  • Dec 12 Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano, American Mafia figure (b. 1917)
  • Dec 14 Evald Schorm, Czech film director (Courage for Every Day), dies at 56
  • Dec 16 Hunter "Stork" Hendry, Australian cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies at 93

Person of interestSylvester James Jr.

Dec 16 Sylvester James Jr., American singer-songwriter (Do Ya Wanna Funk), dies of complications from HIV/AIDS at 41

Singer-Songwriter Sylvester James Jr.
Singer-Songwriter
Sylvester James Jr.

Person of interestMax Robinson

Dec 20 Max Robinson, 1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), dies of AIDS at 49

1st African-American Network TV Anchor Max Robinson
1st African-American Network TV Anchor
Max Robinson
  • Dec 20 Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian television pioneer and president of the CBC, dies at 80
  • Dec 21 Bob Steele [Robert Adrian Bradbury], American actor (Monogram, Supreme, Tiffany), dies of Emphysema at 60
  • Dec 21 Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch-British biologist and zoologist (Nobel 1973), dies at 81
  • Dec 22 Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies