On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1990 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 534 of 534

  • Oct 10 Dick Jorgensen, NFL referee, dies at 56
  • Oct 10 Michael A Salcido, dies at 39
  • Oct 10 Tom Murton, American penologist (b. 1928)
  • Oct 10 Irene Mayer Selznick, American socialite and theatrical producer (Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire"), dies at 83
  • Oct 11 Douglas Edwards, WW II correspondent, dies of cancer at 73
  • Oct 11 Robert Tessier, actor (Nightwish, Future Force), dies at 56
  • Oct 12 Max Tailleur, Dutch adjudant to Prince Bernhard and Jewish humorist, dies at 81
  • Oct 12 Rifaat Maghub, president Egyptian MP, murdered
  • Oct 12 Tom Carvel, Greek born American ice cream mogul (Carvels), dies at 84
  • Oct 13 Hans Freudenthal, German-Dutch mathematician and director (OW&OC), dies at 85
  • Oct 13 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), dies at 78

Leonard Bernstein

Oct 14 Leonard Bernstein, American Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning conductor (New York Philharmonic, 1958-69; Israel Philharmonic; London Symphony), and composer (West Side Story; Chichester Psalm), dies of heart attack at 72

  • Oct 15 Delphine Seyrig, French actress (Freak Orlando, Reperages) dies of lung disease at 58
  • Oct 16 Art Blakey, American jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers), dies of cancer at 71
  • Oct 16 Jorge Bolet, Cuban-born American pianist known for his performances of the work of Franz Liszt, dies at 75

Ralph Abernathy

Oct 17 Ralph Abernathy, American civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), dies of a blood clot at 64

  • Oct 19 Lew Worsham, American golfer (US Open 1947; Ryder Cup 1947), dies at 73
  • Oct 20 Joel McCrea, American actor (Foreign Correspondent, Sullivan's Travels), dies of pulmonary complications at 84
  • Oct 20 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter dies at 72
  • Oct 22 Frank Sinkwich, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1942, U of Georgia; NFL Draft #1 pick Detroit Lions 1943; NFL MVP 1944), dies at 70
  • Oct 23 Louis Althusser, French philosopher, dies
  • Oct 26 William Samuel Paley, American president and CEO of CBS (1928-90), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • Oct 27 Elliott Roosevelt, son of FDR, dies at 80
  • Oct 27 Ugo Tognazzi, Italian comedy actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles, The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 68
  • Oct 27 Xavier Cugat, Spanish-American bandleader, dies at 90
  • Oct 27 Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, daughter of assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1901)
  • Oct 27 Jacques Demy, French director (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), dies of AIDS at 59
  • Oct 28 Nobutaka Shikanai, Japanese media CEO (Fujisankei Communications Group), dies of liver failure at 78 [1]
  • Oct 28 Frankie Masters [Masterman], American banjo player, guitarist, vocalist, and big band leader ("Scatter-Brain"), dies at 86
  • Oct 29 William French Smith, American lawyer, US Attorney General (1980-5), dies at 73 of cancer
  • Oct 30 Craig Russell, Canadian female impersonator, dies of an AIDS-stroke at 42
  • Oct 30 Harry Lauter, American actor (Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Waterfront), dies of heart failure at 76
  • Oct 31 Graig Russel, Canadian travel expert/transvestite, dies
  • Oct 31 Hugh McPhillips, dies at 70
  • Nov 1 Ray Pohlman, American session upright and electric bass guitarist and arranger (The Wrecking Crew), and jazz guitarist, dies of heart failure at 60

Mary Martin

Nov 3 Mary Martin, American actress (Peter Pan), and Larry Hagman's mom, dies of cancer at 76

  • Nov 3 Valerie French, British actress (Jubal), dies of leukemia at 62
  • Nov 3 Sashadhar Mukherjee, Indian film producer (Jagrit), dies at 81
  • Nov 5 Herbert Berghof, Austrian actor (Belarus File, Harry and Tonto, Target), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Nov 5 Humphrey Gibbs, Governor of Southern Rhodesia (1959-69), dies at 87
  • Nov 5 Bobby Scott, American composer, arranger and jazz singer ("He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"), dies of cancer at 53
  • Nov 6 Will Kuluva, American actor (To Trap a Spy, Go Naked in World), dies at 73
  • Nov 7 Josephine Wilson, British actress (The Lady Vanishes, We Dive at Dawn), dies at 86
  • Nov 7 Lawrence Durrell, Indian-British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet), dies of a stroke at 78
  • Nov 8 Anya Seton, American author (Katherine), dies at 86
  • Nov 8 Grampy Davis, American actor, dies of heart attack at 87
  • Nov 10 Ronnie Dyson, American stage actor (Hair - "Aquarius"; Salvation), and soul singer ("(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?"; "I Don't Wanna Cry"), dies of heart failure at 40
  • Nov 10 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist and electrical engineer, dies at 76
  • Nov 11 Lisa Kirk, American Broadway singer and actress (Kiss Me Kate), dies of lung cancer at 65
  • Nov 11 Attilio Demaría, Argentinian footballer, dies at 81
  • Nov 11 Alexis Minotis [Alexandros Minotakis], Greek actor (The Merchant of Venice; King Lear), dies at 90
  • Nov 12 Dave Willock, American actor (Queen of Outer Space), dies at 81
  • Nov 12 Eve Arden [Eunice Quedens], American stage and screen actress (Stage Door; Our Miss Brooks; The Mothers-In-Law; Grease), dies at 82
  • Nov 12 Nico Haak, Dutch singer (Foxy Foxtrot), dies
  • Nov 12 Rifaat El-Maghub, Egyptian MP leader, assassinated at 64
  • Nov 12 Yannis Ritsos, Greek poet and political activist, dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Charlie Carpenter, dies at 77
  • Nov 14 K L Poll, journalist/author, dies
  • Nov 14 Malcolm Muggeridge, WW II spy for Britain, dies at 87
  • Nov 14 Robert Mariano, entertainer, dies at 21
  • Nov 14 Adolf Rudnicki [Aron Hirschhorn], Polish writer (Niekochana), dies at 78
  • Nov 15 Bill E Herndon, actor (Rivals), dies at 54
  • Nov 15 Alydar, American racehorse (b. 1975)

Robert Hofstadter

Nov 17 Robert Hofstadter, American atomic physicist and Nobel laureate (electron scattering in atomic nuclei), dies at 75

  • Nov 18 Peter Schilperoort, saxophonist/clarinetist, dies
  • Nov 19 Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (best known for his leadership in the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War), dies at 89
  • Nov 19 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77
  • Nov 21 Dean Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1954)
  • Nov 23 Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37
  • Nov 23 Nguyen Van Tam, Prime Minister of Vietnam (1952-53), dies
  • Nov 23 Renate Rubinstein, German-Dutch author and columnist (Tamar), dies at 61

Roald Dahl

Nov 23 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), dies at 74

  • Nov 24 Bulent Arel, Turkish-born electronic composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 24 Nistani Keiji, philosopher, dies in Kyoto Japan
  • Nov 24 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (101 Dalmatians), dies at 94
  • Nov 24 Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • Nov 24 Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer during the Great Depression, dies at 80
  • Nov 25 Bill Vukovich, Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27
  • Nov 26 Fung Yu-lan, Chinese philosopher, dies at 94
  • Nov 27 David White, American actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched), dies of heart attack at 74
  • Nov 28 Tamara De Treaux, actress (ET), dies at 31
  • Nov 30 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, dies at 78
  • Nov 30 Norman Cousins, American editor (Saturday Review) and peace activist, dies at 75
  • Dec 1 Jan Hendrik de Groot, Dutch co-founder of Vrij Nederland), dies at 89

Aaron Copland

Dec 2 Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Fanfare for Common Man), dies of Alzheimer's disease and respiratory failure at 90

  • Dec 2 Robert Cummings, American actor (Love that Bob, Dial M For Murder), dies of kidney failure at 80
  • Dec 3 Gavin Reed, actor (Body Beneath), dies at 59
  • Dec 4 Edward Binns, American actor (12 Angry Men; Fail-Safe), dies of heart attack at 74
  • Dec 5 Steven Shaw, dies at 25

Tunku Abdul Rahman

Dec 6 Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia's founding father, 1st Prime Minister of Malaya (1957-63) and Malaysia (1963-70), dies at 87

  • Dec 6 Bob Hamilton, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1944), dies at 74
  • Dec 6 Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Electric Theseus) dies from a heroin overdose at 42
  • Dec 7 Dee Clark, American pop singer ("Raindrops"), dies at 52
  • Dec 7 Horst Bienek, German writer and director (The First Polka), dies at 60
  • Dec 7 Joan Bennett, American actress (House Across the Bay), dies at 80
  • Dec 7 Jean Paul Lemieux, Canadian painter, dies at 86
  • Dec 7 Peter Mieg, Swiss composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 7 Jean Duceppe, Quebec actor (Mon oncle Antoine), dies at 67
  • Dec 7 Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban poet and novelist (Pentagonia), dies at 47
  • Dec 8 Martin Ritt, American actor and director (The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, Slugger's Wife, End of the Game), dies at 76
  • Dec 8 Pony Sherrell Metcalf, NY, singer, dies of heart attack
  • Dec 9 Mike Mazurki, Austrian-American actor and professional wrestler (Some Like It Hot, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World), dies at 82
  • Dec 10 Armand Hammer, CEO (Occidental Petroleum), dies at 92
  • Dec 11 Fernand J. Collin, Belgian economist and banker, dies at 92

Alice Marble

Dec 13 Alice Marble, American tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40), dies of pernicious anaemia at 77

  • Dec 14 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss playwright & novelist (The Physicists, The Visit). dies of heart failure at 69
  • Dec 14 Hope Sansberry, American actress (Rats are Coming), dies at 94
  • Dec 14 Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn und Taxis, German businessman, dies at 64
  • Dec 15 Betty Warren British actress (Passport to Pimlico), dies at 83
  • Dec 15 Jean Paige, American silent film actress (Capt Blood, Black Beauty), dies at 95
  • Dec 16 Douglas Campbell, American aviator and World War I flying ace, dies at 94
  • Dec 17 Don Draper, American actor (Pepper Agent 00X), dies of AIDS at 61
  • Dec 17 Mieke Verstraete [Maria Augustina De Graef], Belgian-Dutch actress (Pleasantly Settled), dies at 79
  • Dec 18 Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • Dec 18 Paul Tortelier, French concert cellist, composer, and teacher, dies at 76
  • Dec 18 Connie Russell, American singer (Club Embassy; Garroway at Large), dies at 67
  • Dec 19 Basil Henson, actor (Change Partners), dies of stroke at 71
  • Dec 19 Massimo Amfiteatrof [Maksim Amfiteatrov], Russian-Italian classical musician, known as 'the Cellists' Caruso', dies at 83
  • Dec 21 Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aeronautical engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; b. 1910)
  • Dec 22 Cecil Effinger, American oboist, composer, and inventor of a music typewriter, dies at 76
  • Dec 23 Frank King, West Indian cricketer (WI fast bowler played 14 Tests 1953-56), dies at 64
  • Dec 23 Wendell Scott, American auto racer (first black driver to win a race at NASCAR's premier level [Jacksonville 200 1963]), dies from spinal cancer at 69
  • Dec 24 Thorbjørn Egner, Norwegian author (b. 1922)
  • Dec 25 Marguerite N Wittenberg, entertainer, dies of cancer at 77
  • Dec 26 Nancy Cruznan, accident victim/right-to-die case, dies at 33
  • Dec 27 Helene Stanley, American actress (Carnival Story, Roar of the Crowd),and live-action model for Disney animators (Cinderealla; Sleeping Beauty), dies at 61
  • Dec 28 Ed van der Elsken, Dutch photographer (Sweet Life), dies at 65
  • Dec 28 Kiel Martin, American actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 46
  • Dec 28 Lucas Polhaupessy, Moluccan leader, dies
  • Dec 28 Walter Burle Marx, Brazilian pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • Dec 31 Dalton Cathey, American actor dies of AIDS at 44
  • Dec 31 George Allen, American Pro Football HOF coach (NFL Coach of the Year 1967, 71; LA Rams, Washington Redskins), dies at 72
  • Dec 31 Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A), dies at 62