On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1988 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 419 of 419

Sylvester James Jr.

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

Max Robinson

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

  • 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

AssassinationChico Mendes

Dec 22 Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental activist and rubber tapper, assassinated at 44 by rancher Darcy Alves

  • Dec 25 Ooka Shohei, Japanese novelist (b. 1909)
  • Dec 25 Edward Pelham-Clinton, 10th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne (b. 1920)
  • Dec 26 Pablo Sorozábal, Spanish composer, dies at 91
  • Dec 26 Cynthia Stone, American actress (That Wonderful Guy, Ad Libbers), dies at 62
  • Dec 26 John Loder, actor (Sabotage, Java Head), dies at 90
  • Dec 26 Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (b. 1907)
  • Dec 27 Fox Harris, actor (Alienator, Warlords, Sid & Nancy), dies
  • Dec 27 Hall Ashby, American director (Shampoo, 8 Million Ways to Die), dies at 59
  • Dec 28 Hal Ashby, academy-award-winning director, dies of cancer at 59
  • Dec 29 Mike Beuttler, British racing driver, dies at 48
  • Dec 30 Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (b. 1925)
  • Dec 30 Isamu Noguchi, Japanese-American sculptor (1963 Fine Arts Medal, Noguchi table), dies at 84