On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1991 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 652

  • Apr 24 J de Graaf, ethicus/president church & peace, dies
  • Apr 25 Frank Hamilton, actor (Subterraneans), dies at 66
  • Apr 25 Theo Laseroms [Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), dies
  • Apr 26 Emily McLaughlin, American actress (Jessie Brewer- General Hospital), dies at 61
  • Apr 26 Carmine Coppola, American composer & conductor (The Godfather Part II), and father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies at 80
  • Apr 26 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (Bugler's Dream), dies at 86
  • Apr 26 Richard Hatfield, Canadian politician (26th Premier of New Brunswick), dies at 60
  • Apr 26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, dies at 85
  • Apr 26 Lars Hall, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 63
  • Apr 27 Marcus Heeresma, Dutch author (Anna, Son of a Whore), dies at 55
  • Apr 28 Floyd McKissick, American lawyer & civil rights activist, dies at 69
  • Apr 28 Ken Curtis, American actor (Festus - Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • Apr 28 Steve Broidy, American motion picture executive, dies at 85
  • Apr 29 Claude Gallimard, French publisher, dies
  • Apr 30 George Sperti, American inventor (Preparation H), dies at 91
  • May 1 Richard Thorpe, American director (Jailhouse Rock, Night Must Fall), dies at 95

  • May 2 Hal Bell, dies at 65
  • May 2 Leib Lensky, dies at 82
  • May 2 Ronald McKie, Australian author (The Mango Tree), dies at 81
  • May 3 Gerrit Mik, Dutch psychiatrist and politician (D66), dies
  • May 3 Jerzy Kosiński, Polish-American novelist (The Painted Bird, Being There), dies at 57
  • May 3 Margaret Tallichet, American actress (Stranger on the 3rd Floor), dies at 77
  • May 3 Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Egyptian singer and composer (b. 1907)
  • May 3 Don Whitmire, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Alabama, Navy - All American at both), dies at 68
  • May 4 Dennis Crosby, son of Bing, commits suicide at 54
  • May 4 George Delacorte, American philanthropist and publisher (Dell Books), dies at 96
  • May 5 William De Acutis, American actor (9½ Weeks, Other People's Money), dies from a brain lymphoma at 33
  • May 6 Anthony van Kampen, writer (Ketelbinkie, Geschonden Eldorado), dies
  • May 6 Chucky Mullins, US soccer player, dies
  • May 6 Thomas A Carlin, dies at 62
  • May 6 Wilfrid Hyde-White, British actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place), dies at 87
  • May 8 Jean Langlais, French organist, and composer (Missa Salve Regina), dies at 84
  • May 8 Lloyd Ford, stuntman, dies at 79
  • May 8 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz), dies at 72
  • May 9 James L. Reinsch, American broadcasting executive & presidential media adviser (Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy) who also advised Winston Churchill on his 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech, dies at 82
  • May 9 Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian-American pianist (Marlboro Sch of Music), dies at 88

  • May 10 Armand HF Boni [Armand the Good], Flemish poet/writer, dies
  • May 11 Ho Dam, North Korean foreign minister (1970-83), dies at 62
  • May 13 James "Jimmy" McPartland, American cornetist and musician (Magic Horn), dies of cancer at 83
  • May 14 Ast Fonteyne, Flemish lecture artist, dies
  • May 14 Herman Niels, Flemish radio director, dies

Person of interestJiang Qing

May 14 Jiang Qing [Madame Mao], Chinese communist and wife of Mao Zedong, commits suicide at 77

Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
  • May 14 John Edward Craven, dies
  • May 14 Shintaro Abe, minister of Exterior of Japan (1982-86), dies
  • May 14 Aladár Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (7 Olympic gold 1932, 36, 48, 52, 56, 60), dies at 81
  • May 15 Lawrence "Bud" Freeman, American jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader, and composer ("The Eel"; "Zen Is When"), dies of cancer at 84
  • May 15 Reno Browne, American Western actress, dies at 70
  • May 15 Ronald Lacey, actor (Raiders of Lost Ark, Next Victim), dies at 55
  • May 15 Andreas Floer, German mathematician (Floer homology), dies at 34
  • May 16 Prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies
  • May 18 Edwina Booth, American actress (Trader Horn), dies of heart failure at 86
  • May 19 Douglas L Mays, cartoonist (Punch), dies
  • May 19 Rini Otte, Dutch actress (Ergens in Nederland), dies at 74
  • May 20 Julian Orbon De Soto, Cuban composer, dies at 65
  • May 21 Jean Van Joutte, Prime Minister of Belgium (1952-54), dies

MurderRajiv Gandhi

May 21 Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister (1984-89), assassinated at 46 by a suicide bomber from the LTTE

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Indian Prime Minister
Rajiv Gandhi
  • May 22 Catalino "Lino" Brocka, Filipino film director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51
  • May 23 Jean van Houte, Belgian premier, dies
  • May 23 Peter Trevenen Thwaites, British Brigadier General and playwright (Love or money), dies at 74
  • May 23 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
  • May 23 Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (Unter dem Zimbelstern), dies at 95
  • May 24 (Harold Eugene) Gene Clark, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds - "Eight Miles High"), dies from natural causes brought on by bleeding ulcer at 46
  • May 24 Miriam di San Servolo, Italian actress (b. 1912)
  • May 25 Dorothy Davis Bostwick, entertainer, dies
  • May 26 Tom Cassidy, anchor (CNN), dies of AIDs at 41
  • May 26 Tom Eyen, playwright (Dreamgirls), dies of cardiac arrest at 50
  • May 27 Ed Dodd, cartoonist (Mark Trail), dies at 88
  • May 27 Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist (b. 1904)
  • May 28 Brigitte B Fischer, writer, dies
  • May 28 Ethel Lois Payne, American civil rights journalist and "1st Lady of the Black Press", dies at 79
  • May 29 Coral Browne, Australian actress (Ruling Class, Time Express), dies of cancer at 77
  • May 30 Manolo Gomez Bur, Spanish comedian dies at 74
  • May 31 Angus Wilson [Johnstone-W], British writer (Wrong Set), dies
  • May 31 H N "Swanie" Swanson, literary agent, dies at 91 of a stroke
  • Jun 1 David Ruffin, American soul musician and early lead singer for The Temptations (My Girl, Ain't Too Proud to Beg), dies of drug overdose at 50
  • Jun 3 Andy Milligan, cinematographer/director (Sweeney Todd), dies at 62
  • Jun 3 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), dies at 92
  • Jun 3 Harry Glicken, volcanologist, killed by Mt Unzen Volcano in Japan
  • Jun 3 Thomas C. "Spunky" Lasorda, American artist and son of Los Angeles Dodgers manager, dies of pneumonia at 33
  • Jun 3 Takeshi Nagata, Japanese geophysicist (b. 1913)
  • Jun 6 Larry Kert, actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies of AIDS at 60
  • Jun 6 Sylvia Porter, economist/author (Money Book), dies at 77
  • Jun 6 Stan Getz [Stanley Gayetski], American jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • Jun 7 Eric Francis, actor (Shillingbury Blowers), dies
  • Jun 7 Antoine Blondin, French writer (L'Europe buissonnière), dies at 69
  • Jun 8 Bertice Reading, Dutch actress (Moon in the Gutter), dies
  • Jun 8 Mary Bacon, jockey, dying of cancer, commits suicide by gun at 43
  • Jun 9 Bob Irwin, Comedian, dies of Alzheimer's related illness at 88
  • Jun 9 Charles Loloma, painter/sculptor, dies
  • Jun 9 Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra), dies following surgery at 88
  • Jun 9 Max van Praag, Dutch singer, dies at 77

  • Jun 10 Vercors [Jean Bruller], French writer (Silence of Mer), dies
  • Jun 11 Vlastimil Fisar, Czech actor/pres (Intl Actors Federation), dies
  • Jun 14 Joy Finzi [Joyce A Black], British painter, dies at 84
  • Jun 14 Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83
  • Jun 14 Bernard Miles, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Great Expectations, In Which We Serve), dies at 83
  • Jun 15 Happy Chandler, American politician and Commissioner of Baseball (b. 1898)
  • Jun 16 Vicky Brown, American singer (Power of Love), dies
  • Jun 18 Joan Caulfield, American model and actress (My Favorite Husband), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jun 19 Jean Arthur, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 90
  • Jun 20 Malcolm Frager, American concert pianist, dies at 56
  • Jun 22 Cameron Miller, actor (Portrait of Claire), dies at 82
  • Jun 22 Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie), dies of cancer at 56
  • Jun 23 Antonio Jacinto, Angolan poet, dies at 66
  • Jun 23 Bill Buysman, Dutch guitarist/singer (Kilima Hawaiians), dies
  • Jun 24 Martin Rosenblatt, actor (Splitz, Annie Hall, NY Stories), dies at 74
  • Jun 24 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter, dies at 91
  • Jun 24 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (b. 1917)
  • Jun 26 Paul Andor, actor (Mad Lover, Enemy of Women), dies
  • Jun 27 Klas Bruinsma, leader criminal organization, murdered
  • Jun 27 Willem J [Molly] Geertsema, liberal/foreign minister), dies
  • Jun 27 Milton Subotsky, American screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • Jun 28 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (12 Tests for Australia), dies
  • Jun 28 Klas Bruinsma, clergyman, dies
  • Jun 29 Richard "Groove" Holmes, American jazz organist (Misty), dies of cancer at 60
  • Jul 1 Joost Baljeu, painter/founder-editor Structure, dies
  • Jul 1 Michael Landon, American actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), dies of cancer at 54
  • Jul 2 Lee Remick, American actress (Days of Wine & Roses), dies of cancer at 55
  • Jul 3 Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer, dies at 77
  • Jul 3 Jimmy [James Henry] Van Alen, American tennis official who created Simplified Scoring System for tennis, dies at 88
  • Jul 4 Victor Chang, Australian physician (b. 1936)

  • Jul 5 Howard Nemerow, American poet laureate (Pulitzer), dies
  • Jul 5 Mildred Dunnock, dies at 87
  • Jul 6 Thorley Walters, actor (Trog, Edwardians, Daisy), dies at 78
  • Jul 6 Muda Lawal, Nigerian footballer (b. 1954)
  • Jul 6 Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and comic strip writer (Rex Morgan, M.D.), dies at 79
  • Jul 8 James Franciscus, American actor (Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Mr Novak, Longstreet), dies of emphysema 57
  • Jul 8 Lotte Palfi Andor, German-American actress (Lovesick, All That Jazz), dies at 87
  • Jul 10 Gerome Ragni, American playwright and songwriter (Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical), dies of cancer at 55
  • Jul 11 Hitoshi Igarashi, Japanese interpreter (Satanic Verses), murdered
  • Jul 11 James McCallion, Scottish actor (Coogan's Bluff, Vera Cruz), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Jul 13 Cor Ria Leeman, Flemish (youth)writer, dies
  • Jul 14 Nic van Bridges, Flemish poet, dies
  • Jul 15 Bert Convy, American actor and game show host (Tattletales), dies at 57
  • Jul 16 Cornelis Z Forster [Da Kuneisi], Suriname granman/gaanman, dies
  • Jul 16 Dwight Weist, Radio actor/film narrator (Radio Days), dies at 81
  • Jul 16 Frank Rizzo, (Mayor-D-Philadelphia, 1972-80), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Jul 16 Robert Motherwell, American painter (Elegies to Spanish Rep), dies at 76
  • Jul 18 André Cools, Belgian Minister of Budget, murdered at 63
  • Jul 18 Harold Butler, English cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 12 wickets; Nottinghamshire), dies at 78
  • Jul 19 Gino Negri, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 20 Rellys [Henri Marius Bourrelly], French actor (Letters from My Windmill), dies at 86
  • Jul 20 Earl Robinson, American composer, dies in a car accident at 81
  • Jul 21 Theodore Wilson, dies at 47
  • Jul 21 Paul Warwick, English racing driver (b. 1969)
  • Jul 24 Freddie Brown, cricketer (English Test captain 1950-51), dies
  • Jul 24 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-American yiddish writer (Yentl, Nobel Prize for Literature 1978), dies at 87
  • Jul 24 Karl Ellis, dies at 41
  • Jul 25 Brian Haines, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, It), dies at 70
  • Jul 25 Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician and one of the main associates of Joseph Stalin, dies at 97
  • Jul 25 Toni Gerry, actress (Bullet for Joey, Lust for Life), dies at 61

  • Jul 27 Carol Gillies, actress (Back Home, Baby Boom), dies at 50
  • Jul 27 Pierre Brunet, French figure skater pair (Olympic gold 1928, 32), dies at 89
  • Jul 28 Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled to Netherlands, dies at 45
  • Jul 30 Leonardus S van Egerat, travel expert, dies at 68
  • Jul 30 William Ball, American actor, director and founder of the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT), dies at 60
  • Aug 1 Stuart Wilson, actor (The Girl Who Had Everything), dies at 87
  • Aug 2 Helen Page Camp, American actress, dies at 60
  • Aug 4 Nikiforos Vrettakos, Greek poet (Hodyne), dies at 80

Person of interestPaul Brown

Aug 5 Paul Brown, NFL hall of fame coach (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), dies of pneumonia at 82

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • Aug 5 Soichiro Hondo, CEO & founder (Honda), dies of liver cancer at 84

Person of interestHarry Reasoner

Aug 6 Harry Reasoner, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), dies at 68

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Journalist
Harry Reasoner
  • Aug 6 Shapour Bakhtiar, premier Iran (1979), dies in Paris
  • Aug 6 Roland Michener, 20th Governor General of Canada (1967-74), dies at 91
  • Aug 7 Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies
  • Aug 7 Shapur Bahktiar, Prime Minister of Iran (1979), assassinated
  • Aug 7 Shotzie, Cincinnati Red dog mascot, dies at 9
  • Aug 8 James B Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), dies at 61
  • Aug 8 John Brasser, Zaans resistance fighter (White Ko), dies
  • Aug 8 Magdalena G Schenk, historical (Vorstenhuizen of our time), dies
  • Aug 8 Julissa Gomez, American gymnast (b. 1972)
  • Aug 9 Corrie Hartong, dance pioneer, dies
  • Aug 10 Josef Lipski, Polish politician, dies
  • Aug 11 Jef Contryn, Flemish pioneer puppet theatre, dies at 89
  • Aug 11 J. D. McDuffie, American NASCAR driver (b. 1939)
  • Aug 11 Helmut Walcha, a blind German organist (church music), dies at 83
  • Aug 12 Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies
  • Aug 12 William Gordon, screenwriter (Back to Bataan), dies
  • Aug 13 Jack Ryan, inventor (Barbie Doll, Hot Wheels), dies at 65
  • Aug 14 Douglas Kiker, newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Aug 14 Alberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (b. 1920)

  • Aug 15 Marietta Tree, ambassador (UN Comm of Human Rights), dies at 74
  • Aug 16 Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43
  • Aug 16 Shamu the Whale, dies of respiratory failure at 16
  • Aug 16 Stuart Karl, CEO (Karl Home Video), dies at 38 of skin cancer
  • Aug 17 Donald "Don" Dubbins, American actor (From Here to Eternity, The Caine Mutiny), dies of cancer at 63
  • Aug 17 Leo Geerts [Marcel van der Linden], Belgian writer/critic, dies
  • Aug 17 Mervyn Nelson, American stage director (Some of My Best Friends Are...), dies at 76
  • Aug 18 Vaughn Shoemaker, US cartoonist (John Q Public, Pulitzer), dies
  • Aug 18 Rick Griffin, American artist and a leading designer of psychedelic posters in the 1960s (Grateful Dead), dies in a motorcycle accident on his Harley at 47
  • Aug 19 Richard Maltby Sr., American musician and orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 77
  • Aug 20 Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
  • Aug 20 Lenore Strunsky Gershwin, widow of Ira Gershwin, dies at 90
  • Aug 21 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist and philosopher, dies at 101
  • Aug 21 Richard Wilson, producer/writer/actor (Pay or Die), dies at 75
  • Aug 21 Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German-Swiss architect and writer (Mozart biographer), dies at 74
  • Aug 22 Boris Pugo, USSR minister of Interior (1990), commits suicide
  • Aug 22 Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American actress (Maggie-Blue & Grey), dies of cancer at 67
  • Aug 23 Florence B Seibert, bio-chemist (TB), dies at 93
  • Aug 24 Abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic silver 1912), dies at 99