On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1992 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 778

  • Apr 3 Margaret Barker, American actress (Fathers & Son), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Apr 4 Karl Tunberg, US scriptwriter (Ben Hur), dies
  • Apr 4 Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-American chess grandmaster, dies at 80
  • Apr 4 Sy Kramer, singer/comedy writer dies of cancer at 59
  • Apr 4 Arthur Russell, American experimental classical-pop fusion cellist, and composer, dies of AIDS at 40
  • Apr 4 Rodolfo Holzmann, Peruvian composer, dies at 81
  • Apr 5 Anthony "Tony" Papa, big band leader, dies at 65

Sam Walton

Apr 5 Sam Walton, American businessman (founder and CEO of Walmart and Sam's Club), dies of multiple myeloma at 74

Isaac Asimov

Apr 6 Isaac Asimov, Russian scientist and sci-fi writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy), dies from kidney failure at 72

  • Apr 6 Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), dies of Alzheimers at 94
  • Apr 7 Alix Talton, former Miss Georgia, dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Apr 7 Clovis Ruffin, American fashion designer (T shirt dress), dies of AIDS at 46
  • Apr 8 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More) dies at 78
  • Apr 8 Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907)
  • Apr 8 Luc-Andre Marcel, French composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 9 Gale McGee, senator (Wyoming, 1959-77), dies at 77
  • Apr 9 Ruth Hammond, American Broadway actress, dies in her sleep at 96
  • Apr 10 Ken Ward, dies at 37
  • Apr 10 Cecil "Cec" Linder, Polish-Canadian actor (Goldfinger, Quatermass and the Pit), dies at 71
  • Apr 10 Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist, (1978 Nobel Prize for Chemistry), dies at 71
  • Apr 11 Adele Dixon, British stage and screen actress and singer (Uneasy Virtue), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Apr 11 Eve Merriam [Moskovitz], American writer and poet (Inner City Mother Goose), dies of liver cancer at 75
  • Apr 11 James Brown, American actor (Objective, Burma!; The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin -"Rip"), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Apr 11 Alejandro Obregón, Colombian painter, dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • Apr 11 Robert Houben, Belgian politician (Minister of Public Health, 1958), dies at 86
  • Apr 12 Joe Medwick, American R&B singer, and songwriter ("Further On Up The Road"), dies at 61
  • Apr 13 Brian Oulton, English character actor, dies at 84
  • Apr 13 Wallace Stegner, American novelist (Pulitzer 1972), dies at 84
  • Apr 13 Stuart Surridge, English cricketer (Capt of Surrey), dies at 74
  • Apr 14 David Miller, American film director (Billy the Kid) dies of cancer at 82
  • Apr 14 Sammy Price, American boogie-woogie pianist and bandleader, dies at 83
  • Apr 16 Andy Russell, American drummer and vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72
  • Apr 16 Frank Killmond, dies at 58
  • Apr 16 Neville Brand, American soldier and actor (DOA, Love Me Tender), dies of emphysema at 71
  • Apr 17 Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure
  • Apr 17 Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, American jazz and session saxophonist and clarinetist (Dorsey Brothers; Benny Goodman; Lawrence Wlek), dies at 80
  • Apr 19 Alice Mary Riley, entertainer, dies of cancer at 51
  • Apr 19 Frankie Howerd, actor (Carry on Doctor, Up the Front), dies at 70
  • Apr 19 Pat Thompson, actress (Strictly Ballroom), dies at 51
  • Apr 19 Rob Clayton, American heavy metal drummer (Jody Grind), dies in car crash with a drunk driver at 26
  • Apr 19 Robert Paul Haynes, bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Apr 20 Marjorie Gestring, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 69
  • Apr 20 Benny Hill [Alfred Hawthorn Hill], British comedian (The Benny Hill Show), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Apr 20 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer and guitarist, dies at 76
  • Apr 21 Robert Harris, American criminal and murderer, executed in a gas chamber at 39 in San Quentin State Prison, California
  • Apr 21 Vladimir K Romanov, Grand Duke/Rus pretender to the throne, dies at 74
  • Apr 22 Billy Wayne White, American murderer, executed in Texas at 34
  • Apr 22 Youcca Troubatzkoy, American actress (Flower of the Night), dies at 86
  • Apr 23 Deron Johnson, 1965 NL run leader, dies of cancer at 53
  • Apr 23 Satyajit Ray, Indian director (Distant Thunder, Agantuk), dies at 70
  • Apr 23 Victoria Kellem Lederman, model, dies of amyloidosis at 52
  • Apr 25 Brian MacLeod, Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist (Chilliwack), dies of cancer at 39
  • Apr 25 Dany Tuijnman, Dutch politician (Minister of Transport and Water Management), dies at 77
  • Apr 25 Panos Christi, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 54
  • Apr 25 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese pop musician dies of pulmonary edema at 26
  • Apr 26 Alberta Vaughn, American actress (Wild Horse, Silver Devil), dies at 87
  • Apr 26 Clyde Hartley, American entertainer, dies at 68
  • Apr 27 Olivier Messiaen, French composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon; St Francois d'Assise), dies at 83
  • Apr 27 Sol K. Bright, Hawaiian steel-guitar player, singer (Hollywaiians), and songwriter ("Hawaiian Cowboy"), dies at 72
  • Apr 28 Francis Bacon, Irish-British abstract painter (Study for a Pope), dies at 82
  • Apr 28 Iceberg Slim [Robert Beck], African-American writer, dies at 73
  • Apr 29 Mae Clarke [Violet Mary Klotz], American actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge), dies at 81
  • Apr 30 Daan van Driel, Dutch cartoonist/WWII resist fighter (Trouw), dies
  • May 1 Sharon Redd, American house music and urban contemporary singer (b. 1945)
  • May 2 Joey Cuevas, American movie dancer, dies at 34
  • May 2 Lee Salk, Russian-American child psychologist and author, dies of cardiac arrest at 65
  • May 2 Margareth Wallmann, Austrian opera director, dies at 88
  • May 2 Philip Dunne, screenwriter, dies of cancer at 84
  • May 2 Wilbur Mills, American congressmen (Democrat-AZ: 1939-77), famous for his involvement in a sex scandal with Fanne Foxe, dies at 82
  • May 3 Elizabeth Lennox, radio singer, dies of heart seizure at 98

George Murphy

May 3 George Murphy, American politician (US Senator, California), actor and dancer (MGM Parade), dies of leukemia at 89

  • May 3 Peter Bruni, dies of heart failure at 60
  • May 4 Henri Guillemin, French historian, dies at 89
  • May 4 Ismael Galeano, "Commandant Franklyn" (Contra), dies
  • May 4 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 50
  • May 4 Gregor Mackenzie, Labour Party (UK) politician (b. 1927)
  • May 5 Ben Frommer, Polish actor (Scarface, Battlestar Galactica), dies at 78
  • May 5 Richard "Dick" Yarmy, American actor (Get Smart, Arnie, Bone), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • May 5 Jean-Claude Pascal, French actor (Golden Salamander), dies at 64
  • May 5 Stefano d'Arrigo, Siciilian writer, dies at 72
  • May 6 Jilly Rizzo, restaurateur/friend of Frank Sinatra, dies in a car crash at 75

Marlene Dietrich

May 6 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), dies in Paris at 90

  • May 6 Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (Olympic gold 1948), dies at 71
  • May 8 Addeke H. Boerma, Dutch economist and general manager (FAO), dies at 80
  • May 8 Brian Moore, Northern Irish-Canadian writer (Catholics), dies of heart failure at 59
  • May 8 Gul Mahomed, Pakistani cricketer (8 Tests for India & one for Pakistan), dies at 70
  • May 8 Margaretha D. Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Fear on Java), dies at 71
  • May 8 Richard Derr, American actor (When Worlds Collide), dies at 74 of cancer
  • May 8 Sergey Vladimirovich Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master, dies at 90
  • May 9 Mike Tyrell, British air acrobat, dies in an accident at 45
  • May 10 Joan Merrill, American pop vocalist, dies of a stroke at 74
  • May 10 John Lund, American actor (High Society, Wackiest Ship in the Army), dies at 81
  • May 10 Liesbeth Saijers, Dutch sculptor, dies at 76
  • May 10 Sylvia Syms [Blagman], American jazz and cabaret singer and actress ("I Could Have Danced All Night"; South Pacific - "Bloody May"), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • May 11 Carlos Herrera, American drink inventor (Margarita), dies at 90
  • May 11 Elizabeth McDonald, American inventor (Spic & Span), dies at 98
  • May 12 Joe Burke, American baseball executive (president KC Royals 1981-92), dies from lymphatic cancer at 68
  • May 12 Robert Reed, American actor (The Brady Bunch - "Mike"; Nurse), dies of AIDs at 59
  • May 12 Lenny Montana [Leonardo Passafaro], American professional wrestler (NWA Georgia), and actor (The Godfather), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • May 13 Gisela Elsner, German writer (Die Riesenzwerge, Rowohlt), commits suicide at 55
  • May 13 F. E. McWilliam [Frederick Edward], Northern-Irish surrealist sculptor (Four Seasons Group), dies at 83
  • May 14 Lyle Alzado, NFL defensive linesman (LA Raiders) and actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire), dies of cancer at 43
  • May 15 Bruce Hopkins, performer/director, dies at 44
  • May 15 Robert Morris Page, US physicist (radar), dies at 88
  • May 15 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino race car driver, killed during a practice run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 27
  • May 15 Barbara Lee, American pop singer (Chiffons - He's So Fine; Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?), dies at 44
  • May 16 Marisa Mell, actress (Hostages), dies of cancer at 53
  • May 16 Chalino Sánchez, Mexican musician, murdered at 31
  • May 17 George Hurrell, Hollywood photographer, dies of cancer at 87
  • May 17 Lawrence Welk, American accordionist and orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • May 17 Leonardo del Ferro [Keyser], American operatic tenor, dies at 71
  • May 17 Warren Neal Boxer, dies of AIDS at 34
  • May 18 Marshall Thompson, American actor (Bog), dies of congestive heart failure at 65
  • May 18 Skip Stephenson, American comedian (Real People), dies of heart attack at 52
  • May 19 Hans Vogt, German composer, dies at 81
  • May 20 Roger Keith Coleman, American murder who protested his innocence, is executed at 33
  • May 21 Brendan Mulholland, British reporter jailed for refusing to name his sources (Daily Mail), dies at 59
  • May 21 Elizabeth David, British cookbook writer (English Bread and Yeast Cookery), dies after a series of strokes at 72
  • May 21 Mrithi, gorilla (Gorilla in the Mist), dies at 24
  • May 22 Zellig S. Harris, Russian-American linguist, dies at 82
  • May 23 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer, composer, and guitarist, dies at 84
  • May 23 Giovanni Falcone, anti-mafia judge (Palermo), murdered
  • May 24 Joan Sanderson, English actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79
  • May 25 Danny Biasone, American founder of the Syracuse Nationals (persuaded NBA to use 24 second clock), dies at 83
  • May 25 Marshall Thompson, American actor (To Hell & Back), dies at 66
  • May 25 Philip C. Habib, US diplomat (Middle-East, Asia), dies at 72
  • May 25 Viktor Grishin, Soviet communist hardliner, dies at 78
  • May 27 Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Aankomen in Avignon), dies at 55
  • May 27 John Myhers, director/actor (Billion Dollar Hobo), dies at 70
  • May 27 Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo, American mobster (St Valentine's Day) and boss of the Chicago Outfit, dies of respiratory and heart conditions at 86
  • May 27 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (b. 1890)
  • May 29 Bill Beyers, actor (Wally-Capitol), dies of AIDS at 37
  • May 29 Peter "Ollie" Halsall, British rock guitarist and vibraphone player (Patto; The Rutles; Kevin Ayers), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • May 29 Pippa Steele, actress (Vampire Lovers), dies of cancer at 44
  • May 29 Ruby Middleton Forsythe, African-American teacher (50 years in 1 room school in SC), dies at 86
  • May 29 Rudolf Alberth, German conductor, and composer, dies at 74
  • May 30 Daniel Addes, actor (Victor-Sunst Grill), dies at 59
  • May 30 Karl Carstens, German politician (President of the Federal Republic of Germany 1979-84), dies at 77
  • May 30 Leen 't Hart, Dutch organist and composer, dies at 72
  • May 31 Lutz Stavenhagen, top aid to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, dies at 52
  • Jun 1 Howard Ralston, actor (Pollyana), dies
  • Jun 1 Louise Hoff, entertainer, dies at 69
  • Jun 1 Michael King, actor (Lonely are the Brave), dies at 69
  • Jun 2 Philip Dunne, founder (Screen Writers Guild), dies of cancer at 84
  • Jun 3 Patrick Peyton, Rosary Priest, dies of kidney failure at 83
  • Jun 3 Robert Morley, British actor (Marie Antoinette, The Young Ones, How the Other Half Loves), dies at 84
  • Jun 3 William E Gaines, publisher (Mad Magazine), dies at 70
  • Jun 4 Carl Stotz, founder (baseball's little league), dies at 82
  • Jun 5 Laurence Naismith, British actor (Diamonds Are Forever, Camelot, Persuaders), dies at 83
  • Jun 5 Max Lerner, American writer/columnist (NY Post), dies at 88
  • Jun 6 Larry Riley, American actor (Soldier Story, Knots Landing), dies of AIDS at 39
  • Jun 6 Manfred Stengl, Austrian luger (Olympic gold men's doubles 1964), dies in a motorcycle accident at 46
  • Jun 7 Bob Sweeney, director/actor (Toby Tyler), dies of cancer at 73
  • Jun 7 Bill France, Sr., American auto racer (co-founder of NASCAR), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 82
  • Jun 8 Beverly Carter, entertainer, dies at 51
  • Jun 8 Farag Foeda, Egyptian writer/publicist, murdered
  • Jun 8 William McGowan, entrepreneur (MCI), dies at 64
  • Jun 8 Alfred Uhl, Austrian composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 9 Cathy Bennett, jury selection expert, dies of breast cancer at 41
  • Jun 9 Clarence Miller, American blues and jazz vocalist, dies at 69 of a heart attack
  • Jun 10 Hachidal Nakamura, composer (Sukiyaki), dies at 61 of heart failure
  • Jun 10 Otto Frans Antoine Hubert van Nispen, Dutch mayor (Pannerden), dies at 85
  • Jun 10 Peter Von Zerneck, actor (Foreign Affair), dies at 84
  • Jun 10 Zak Hernández, American soldier (b. 1973)
  • Jun 11 Marjorie Newell Robb, oldest living survivor of Titanic, dies at 103
  • Jun 11 Marlene Hazlett, entertainer, dies of cancer
  • Jun 11 Scotty Sachs, actor (Hanoi Hilton), dies of gunshot wounds at 39
  • Jun 12 Edward Fleming, Danish director (Lille Spejl), dies
  • Jun 12 Gerda Nicolson, actress (Next of Kin, Clinic), dies
  • Jun 12 Renié [Conley], American Academy Award-winning costume designer (Cleopatra; Kitty Foyle), dies at 90
  • Jun 15 Eddie Lopat, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 73
  • Jun 15 Leo Halle, soccer goalie (Go Ahead, Orange), dies
  • Jun 16 Joris Diels, Flemish actor and director (It's a Cruel World, Haagsche Comedy), dies at 89
  • Jun 17 Dewey Balfa, American Cajun fiddler and singer, dies at 65
  • Jun 17 Frederick Exley, novelist (Fan's Note), dies at 63
  • Jun 18 Peter Allen, entertainer (Legs Diamond), dies of aids at 48
  • Jun 18 Mordecai Ardon, one of Israel's greatest painters (b. 1896)
  • Jun 19 Kitty Godfree, English tennis player (Olympic gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze-1920, 24), dies at 96
  • Jun 20 Nikolay Nikolayevich Sidel'nikov, Russian composer, dies at 62
  • Jun 21 Li Xiannian, President of the People's Republic of China (1983-88), dies at 82
  • Jun 21 Thomas Whitfield, American gospel vocalist, dies of heart attack at 38
  • Jun 22 Chuck Mitchell, American actor (General Hospital, Porky's, Better Off Dead), dies at 64
  • Jun 22 Frederic I Rinaldo, writer (Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein), dies
  • Jun 22 M. F. K. Fisher, American cook book author, dies of Parkinson disease at 83
  • Jun 23 Lou Ramos, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 24 Juris Podnieks, Latvian filmmaker (Commandant), drowns while scuba diving at 41
  • Jun 24 Tom Alexander, American model, and actor (Forbidden Dance; Dream A Little Evil), dies of AIDS at 29
  • Jun 24 Tony LeMans [MansFortier], American singer-songwriter(("Cookie Crumbles"), dies in a motorcycle crash at 29
  • Jun 24 Len Darling, Australian cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's), dies at 82
  • Jun 25 James Stirling, Scottish architect (Neue Staatsgalerie, 1981 Pritzker Prize), dies at 66
  • Jun 25 Jerome Brown, American defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagle), dies in car crash at 27
  • Jun 26 Geert Vissers, Dutch TV host (Gay Dating Show), dies
  • Jun 26 Phil Rubenstein, American actor (Tango & Cash, Robocop), dies
  • Jun 26 Herman Rohde, professional wrestler (b. 1921)
  • Jun 27 Allan Jones, American actor and singer (A Day at the Races; Showboat), dies at 84
  • Jun 27 Sandy Amoros, Bkln Dodger, dies at 62 of pneumonia
  • Jun 27 Stefanie Ann Sargent, American guitarist (7 Year Bitch), dies of alcohol and heroin overdose at 24
  • Jun 28 Mikhail Tai, World chess champion (1960-61), dies at 55
  • Jun 28 John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WWI) and official war painter, dies at 88