On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1993 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 788

  • Mar 22 Gret Palucca, German dancer and choreographer (Entartet), dies at 91
  • Mar 22 Phia Berghout, Dutch harpist, dies at 83
  • Mar 22 Steve Olin, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), drowns at 27
  • Mar 22 Tim Crews, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), drowns at 31
  • Mar 23 Hans Werner Richter, German writer/founder (Gruppe 47), dies at 84
  • Mar 24 Erik Andriesse, Dutch painter (skulls, skeletons), dies at 35
  • Mar 24 Peter Roovers, Dutch sculptor/teacher (war monuments), dies at 90
  • Mar 24 Taylor Reed, actor (Easy Money), dies of heart attack at 60
  • Mar 24 John Hersey, American author (Hiroshima, Bell for Adano, Wall), dies at 78
  • Mar 26 Luis Falco, US choreographer (Fame, Angel Heart), dies at 50
  • Mar 26 Roy Riegels, University of California football player who ran wrong way, dies at 84
  • Mar 27 Carlos Gimenez, Argentine-Venezuelan director (Theater Festival of Caracas), dies at 47
  • Mar 27 Clifford Jordan, American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 61
  • Mar 27 Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), dies of cancer at 62
  • Mar 27 Katherine Hynes De Groot, dies of stroke at 88
  • Mar 27 Willem Russell [Wilhelmus Matthias Josephus Russell], Dutch politician (KVP, CDA), dies at 74

  • Mar 28 Scott Cunningham, Occult author (b. 1956)
  • Mar 30 Richard Diebenkorn, American painter (Ocean Park Paintings), dies at 70
  • Mar 31 Brandon Lee, American actor (The Crow) and son of Bruce Lee, dies in an on-set firearms accident at 28
  • Mar 31 Jose Maria Lemus, president of El Salvador (1956-60), dies
  • Mar 31 Mitchell Parish, American lyricist, dies at 92
  • Mar 31 Chichay [Amparo Robles Custodio], Filipino comedienne and actress (Bilangguang puso, Ngitngit ng pitong whistle bomb), dies at 75
  • Apr 1 Alan Kulwicki, American auto racer and owner (NASCAR Winston Cup drivers' and owners' champion 1992), dies in plane crash at 38
  • Apr 1 Ihsan Mohamed Salem [Yunis Awad], Palestinian Al-Fatah leader, killed
  • Apr 1 Juan of Borbon y Battemberg, father of king Juan Carlos I, dies
  • Apr 1 Wayne Mack, American sportscaster (New Orleans Saints, Tulane University) and actor (Storyville), dies of cancer at 68
  • Apr 1 Nicanor Zabaleta, Spanish harpist, dies at 86
  • Apr 2 Eugenie Leontovitch, Russian actress (Homicidal, The Rains of Ranchipur), dies at 93
  • Apr 3 Klaas Schenk, Dutch speed skater and coach (coach 1952, 56, 60 Winter Olympics; father of triple gold medallist Ard), dies at 86
  • Apr 3 Alexander Mnouchkine, French movie producer (Professional), dies at 83
  • Apr 3 Dieter Plage, German wildlife filmmaker, dies at 57
  • Apr 3 Eduardo Cabellero Calderon, Colombian writer/diplomat, dies at 83
  • Apr 3 Pinky Lee, American children's show host (Pinky Lee Show), dies of heart attack at 85
  • Apr 4 Alfred Mosher Butts, American architect and game inventor (Scrabble), dies at 93
  • Apr 4 Bep [Alberta B] Ogterop [Rita la Roche], singer, dies
  • Apr 5 Divya Bharti, Indian actress in Hindi and Telugu movies (Shola Aur Shabnam; Deewana), dies at 19 of injuries and internal bleeding after falling from balcony of her 5th-floor apartment

  • Apr 6 Divya Bharati, "Baby Doll" Indian Bollywood actress (Diwana), dies at 19 by mysteriously falling from her husband's apartment
  • Apr 6 Hedi Amira Nouira, Prime Minister of Tunisia (1970-80), dies
  • Apr 7 Max Croiset, Dutch actor (The Village on the River, Dog of Flanders, Little Ark), dies at 80
  • Apr 7 Richard Schmiechen, American film producer (The Times of Harvey Milk), dies of AIDS at 45
  • Apr 7 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, English cricketer (140 for England, 1948) and cricket administrator (MCC), dies at 78
  • Apr 8 Arleen Whelan, American film actress (Kidnapped) dies of a stroke at 78
  • Apr 8 Hubertus Earnest, bishop of Breda, dies at 100

Person of interestMarian Anderson

Apr 8 Marian Anderson, American contralto and celebrated singer (My Lord, What a Morning), dies of congestive heart failure at 96

  • Apr 10 Chris Hani, Secretary-General South Africian Communist Party, assassinated at 50
  • Apr 11 Mohammed el-Himi, brigade-general of Egyptian police, murdered
  • Apr 11 Rahmon Nabiyev, Tajik politician (First Secretary of The Communist Party, 1982-85; President of Tadzjikistan, 1991-92), dies at 63
  • Apr 12 Isaac Rojas, vp of Argentina (1955-58), dies
  • Apr 12 Patience Jarvis, dies of melanoma at 56
  • Apr 13 Barry Karas, American actor, dies of leukemia at 49
  • Apr 13 Max Tripels, Dutch politician, dies at 72
  • Apr 14 Jo Boer, Dutch painter and author (Catharina & the Magnolias), dies at 85
  • Apr 14 Sam Ntombani, ANC-secretary in Soweto South-Africa, shot to death
  • Apr 15 George Frederick Ives, British-Canadian army veteran & last survivor of the Boer War, dies at 111
  • Apr 15 Harry "Bull" Alexander, Australian cricketer (Test for Aust 1933, avg 154), dies at 87
  • Apr 15 Leslie Charteris, British mystery writer (Saint), dies at 85
  • Apr 15 William Bakewell, American actor (All Quiet on the Western Front, Gone with the Wind), dies of leukemia at 84
  • Apr 15 John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics), dies at 84
  • Apr 16 John P W Meefout, sculptor (Laying wife), dies at 77
  • Apr 17 Turgut Özal, president of Turkey (1989-93), dies at 65
  • Apr 18 Masahiko Kimura, Japanese judoka, dies at 75
  • Apr 18 Dame Elisabeth Frink, English sculptor & printmaker, dies of cancer aged 62
  • Apr 19 David Koresh [Vernon Howell], American cult leader (Davidians), dies shot at 33
  • Apr 19 George Mickelson, Gov of SD, & 7 others, die in a plane crash
  • Apr 19 Steve Douglas [Kreisman], American session and touring saxophonist and flautist (Phil Spector; Duane Eddy; Beach Boys), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Apr 20 Cantinflas [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Around World in 80 Days, Pepe), dies from lung cancer at 81
  • Apr 21 Hal Schumacher, baseball pitcher, dies at 82
  • Apr 22 Andries Treurnicht, South African politician, dies at 72

Person of interestCesar Chavez

Apr 22 Cesar Chavez, American farm labor leader (United Farm Workers), dies of natural causes at 66

Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez
Civil Rights Activist
Cesar Chavez
  • Apr 22 Mark Koenig, American baseball player (NY Yankees), dies at 88
  • Apr 23 Bertus Aafjes, poet/writer (World is a Muze), dies at 78
  • Apr 23 Lalith Athulathmudali, Sri Lankan minister, murdered at 59
  • Apr 23 Daniel Jones, Welsh composer, dies at 80

Person of interestOliver Tambo

Apr 24 Oliver Tambo, South African lawyer, anti-apartheid politician and co-founder (African National Congress), dies of a stroke at 75

Anti-Apartheid Politician and Revolutionary Oliver Tambo
Anti-Apartheid Politician and Revolutionary
Oliver Tambo
  • Apr 25 Rosita Moreno, actress (Walls of Gold), dies of heart attack at 85
  • Apr 27 Hans Sahl, German-American anti-Nazi Jewish writer (Tie Exil im Exil), dies at 90
  • Apr 28 Jim Valvano, American basketball coach (NC State), dies of cancer at 47
  • Apr 29 Cy Howard, director (Lovers & Other Strangers), dies at 77
  • Apr 29 Michael Gordon, actor and director (Pillow Talk), dies at 83
  • Apr 29 Mick Ronson, English rock guitarist (David Bowie's Spiders From Mars), and producer (Mott the Hoople; Lou Reed), dies of liver cancer at 46
  • Apr 30 Dave Waymer, American NFL safety (NO Saints), dies of a heart attack at 34
  • Apr 30 Eric Rowan, cricketer (26 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Apr 30 Tommy Caton, English footballer (b. 1962)
  • May 1 Hans [Henri EA] Tuynman, provo (Full-time Provo), dies at 50
  • May 1 Ranasinghe Premadasa, pres (Sri Lanka, 1989-93), assassinated at 68
  • May 2 Julio Gallo, wine maker (Gallo), dies in a car accident at 82
  • May 2 Will Weng, Sunday Times crossword puzzle editor (1968-78), dies at 86
  • May 5 Balak Brahmachari [Marxist Godman], Indies guru, dies at 73
  • May 5 Irving Howe, American writer and critic (Dissent), dies at 72
  • May 5 Lenore Kingston Jenson, dies of cancer at 79
  • May 5 Dermot Boyle, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, dies at 88

  • May 5 Dick Metz, American golfer (US Open 1938 runner-up; 10 PGA Tour titles), dies at 84
  • May 6 Ann Todd, English actress (The Paradine Case, Taste of Fear), dies of a stroke at 84
  • May 6 Minnie Gentry, actress (Def by Temptation), dies in NY at 77
  • May 7 Mary Philbin, American silent film actress (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 89
  • May 8 Kees Deenik, singer/conductor
  • May 8 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), dies at 70
  • May 9 Freya Stark, English author, dies at 61
  • May 9 Mary Duncan Sanford, American actress, dies at 98
  • May 9 Penelope Gilliatt, British author, dies at 61
  • May 12 Zeno Colò, Italian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 72
  • May 13 Joaquin Garcia [Vargas] "Borolas", Mexican comedian and actor (Santa Sangre), dies at 71
  • May 13 Evert "Eef" Dolman, Dutch cyclist (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 47
  • May 14 Patrick Haemers, Belgian criminal, commits suicide at 40
  • May 14 William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (Hearst Newspapers) and 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 85
  • May 15 Salah Ahmed Ibrahim, Sudanese writer, poet, and diplomat (b. 1933)
  • May 16 Marv Johnson, American soul singer (You Got What it Takes), dies at 54
  • May 16 Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)), dies at 41
  • May 18 Heinrich Albertz, German theologist & mayor of Berlin (1966-67), dies at 78
  • May 18 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect & writer, dies at 67
  • May 19 Nemesio Antunes, Chilean painter, dies at 75
  • May 19 Richard Murphy, director (3 Stripes in the Sun), dies of stroke at 81
  • May 19 S W Sohoni, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • May 19 Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricket all-rounder (4 Tests, top score 29 no, 2 wickets), dies from a heart attack at 75
  • May 20 Max Klein, inventor (paint by numbers), dies at 77
  • May 21 John Frost, English soldier who led the defence of Arnhem Bridge during Operation Market Garden, dies at 80
  • May 21 John Holland, American actor (My Fair Lady, Chinatown), dies at 65
  • May 22 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish-American pianist, dies at 100 (b. 1892)
  • May 23 James Millhollin, actor (Anston Foster-Grindl), dies at 77
  • May 24 Jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66
  • May 25 Dan Seymour [Daniel Seymour Katz], American actor (To Have and Have Not, We the People, Sing It Again), dies following a stroke at 78

  • May 26 Carleton Morse, radio dramatist (One Man's Family), dies at 91
  • May 26 Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
  • May 26 Marvin Young, producer/child actor (Player), dies at 90
  • May 27 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies
  • May 27 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), dies at 82
  • May 28 Charles Barnett, English cricketer (20 Tests for England), dies at 82
  • May 28 Charles "Doctor" Ross, American blues singer and guitarist (Doctor Ross the Harmonica Boss), dies at 67
  • May 29 Billy Conn, American boxer, dies of pneumonia at 75
  • May 29 Tiny Hofman, Amsterdam activist (Nieuwmarkt), dies at 68
  • May 30 Sun Ra [Herman Blount], American jazz pianist (The Arkestra), dies at 79
  • May 30 Marge, American cartoonist (created Little Lulu), dies at 88
  • May 31 John Granger, actor (Advise & Consent), dies at 69
  • May 31 Spuds Mackenzie, American advertisement dog
  • Jun 2 French JFM of Thiel, Dutch 2nd chamber chairman (1963-72), dies at 86
  • Jun 2 Johnny Mize, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (10-time MLB All Star), dies of cardiac arrest at 80
  • Jun 2 Norton Simon, American industrialist (Hunts Foods, Norton Simon Museum), dies at 86
  • Jun 3 Bob Fitzsimmons, NY radio DJ (WNEW AM/WABC AM/WHN AM), dies at 53
  • Jun 3 Joe Fortenberry, American basketball forward (captain Olympic gold 1936), dies at 82
  • Jun 4 June Smaney, actress (Sainted Sister), dies of apparent suicide at 71
  • Jun 5 Conway Twitty, country star (Linda on My Mind), dies in surgery at 59
  • Jun 6 James Bridges, writer/director (Paper Chase), dies of cancer at 57
  • Jun 6 Peter Tazelaar, adjutant of Dutch queen Wilhelmina, dies at 73
  • Jun 7 Drazen Petrovic, NBA player (NJ Nets), dies in auto-accident at 28
  • Jun 8 René Bousquet, French Vichy-police chief (deported Jews), dies at 84
  • Jun 8 Root Boy Slim [Foster MacKenzie III], American entertainer, dies at 48
  • Jun 9 Alexis Smith, Canadian actress and singer (The Age of Innocence, Follies), dies of brain cancer at 72
  • Jun 9 Arthur Alexander, American singer-songwriter (You Better Move On), dies at 53
  • Jun 9 Ian Mikardo, British politician, dies
  • Jun 10 Alice Reinhart, entertainer, dies at 83
  • Jun 10 Richard Webb, American actor (Captain Midnight, Out of the Past), shoots himself at 77

  • Jun 10 Les Dawson, English Comedian (b. 1934)
  • Jun 11 Muriel C. Bradbrook, English writer (Rise of Common Player), dies at 84
  • Jun 11 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguy, No Mercy, Body Rock), dies of AIDs at 40
  • Jun 11 Bernard Bresslaw, English comedian (Carry On team), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Jun 13 Donald "Deke" K Slayton, US major/astronaut (Apollo 18), dies at 69
  • Jun 13 Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
  • Jun 14 Vincent T Hamlin, cartoonist (Alley Oop), dies at 93
  • Jun 15 Mahfoud Boucebi, Algerian psychiatrist, murdered
  • Jun 15 Vera, scarf/linen designer, dies of cardiac arrest at 87
  • Jun 15 John Connally Jr, American politician, 39th Governor of Texas, and federal treasurer who was critically wounded during the assassination of Kennedy, dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 76
  • Jun 15 James Hunt, English auto racer (Formula 1 World Drivers Champion 1976), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • Jun 16 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricket batsman and captain (43 Tests; 3,073 runs @ 46.56; 10 x 100s) and broadcaster (ABC 1956-81), dies at 79
  • Jun 17 Angus Suttie, English potter and teacher of art ceramics, dies of AIDS at 46
  • Jun 17 French of Nouhuys, civil servant in Indonesia, dies at 88

Person of interestWilliam Golding

Jun 19 William Golding, English author (Lord of the Flies, Nobel Prize for Literature 1983), dies at 81

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • Jun 19 James Benton Parsons, American judge, 1st African American federal judge, dies at 81
  • Jun 21 Frank Moro, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 21 Jerry Strivelli, actor (Out for Justice, Lock Up), dies at 61
  • Jun 21 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor, dies at 64
  • Jun 22 Hannah Troy, fashion designer (petite), dies of heart attack at 93
  • Jun 22 M'hammed Boukhozba, Algerian sociologist, murdered at 52
  • Jun 22 Pat Nixon, 1st lady (1969-75), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • Jun 24 Archie Williams, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m 1936), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Jun 25 Miroslav Klega, Czech composer (Pantomime Suite), dies at 67
  • Jun 26 Catherine Leno, mother of The Tonight Show host Jay, dies of cancer at 82
  • Jun 26 Jack Bittner, entertainer, dies

Person of interestRoy Campanella

Jun 26 Roy Campanella, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL MVP 1951,53,55 Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Jun 26 Willy C of Hemert, director/(text)poet (Small Truth), dies at 81
  • Jun 26 William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)
  • Jun 27 Wolfgang Grams, German RAF-terrorist, shot to death at 40

  • Jun 28 Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Don Carlos), dies at 79
  • Jun 28 GG [Jesus Christ] Allin, American punk rock singer, dies of accidental heroin overdose at 36
  • Jun 29 Héctor Lavoe [Pérez], Puerto Rican salsa singer dies of complications from AIDS at 46
  • Jun 30 George McFarland, American actor (Spanky-Our Gang/Little Rascals), dies at age 65
  • Jul 2 Fred Gwynne, American actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
  • Jul 2 Sir Edward Dunlop, Australian war hero (b. 1907)
  • Jul 3 Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], American MLB player (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Jul 3 "Curly" Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges) dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Jul 4 Anne Shirley [Dawn Evelyeen Paris], British actress (The Devil and Daniel Webster, Murder My Sweet), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • Jul 4 Charles Crain, actor, dies in Hollywood at 83
  • Jul 4 Felix White, choreographer (Black Vibrations Theatre), dies at 65
  • Jul 5 Harrison E Salisbury, American journalist (NY Times), dies at 84
  • Jul 6 Ruth Lady Fermoy, maternal grandmother of Princess Diana, dies at 84
  • Jul 7 Mia Zapata, American singer with The Gits (b. 1965)
  • Jul 8 Charles Adkins, American light welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 61
  • Jul 9 Jaap Meijer, Dutch historian and rabbi in Paramaribo, dies at 80
  • Jul 9 Will Rogers Jr, American politician (D-Representative 1943-44) writer, political commentator, and actor (Down to Earth), commits suicide at 81
  • Jul 10 Masugi Ibuse, Japanese author (Kuroi ame (Black rain)), dies at 95
  • Jul 10 Ruth Krauss, author (Carrot Seed), dies at 91