On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1994

  • Dec 2 Donald John Urquhart, English librarian, dies at 85
  • Dec 2 Norman Anderson, English lawyer, missionary and Arabist dies at 86
  • Dec 3 Dolf Verspoor, Dutch literary figure, translator (M Nijhoff prize 1958), dies at 77
  • Dec 3 Elizabeth Glaser, American AIDS activist, wife of director Paul Michael Glaser, dies of AIDS at 47
  • Dec 3 Giorgi Chanturia, President of Georgia, assassinated
  • Dec 3 Said Mekbel, Algerian editor in chief (Le Matin), murdered at 57
  • Dec 4 Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer, dies at 73
  • Dec 4 Jacob Kaplan, French Grand Rabbi (1955-81), dies at 99
  • Dec 4 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Peruvian playwright, dies at 66
  • Dec 4 Robert Jesse Charleston, museum curator, dies at 78
  • Dec 4 Thomas Roy Garrett, museum curator, dies at 63
  • Dec 5 Harry Horner, Austro-Hungarian-born American stage and film designer (The Heiress), dies at 84
  • Dec 5 Richard Brian Waring Barton-Chapple, writer, dies at 69
  • Dec 5 Ronald Ridout, English school textbook author (English Today), dies at 78
  • Dec 5 Günter Meisner, German actor (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Between Wars, Adolf Hitler, Quiller Memorandum), dies at 68
  • Dec 6 AJ Bronkhorst, vicar/theologist (Reform The Netherlands), dies at 80
  • Dec 6 Alan Owen, English screenplay/actor (Hard Day's Night), dies at 69
  • Dec 6 Gian Maria Volontè, Italian actor (Fistful of Dollars), dies at 61
  • Dec 7 Elga Andersen, German/French model/actress (Global Affair), dies at 58
  • Dec 7 J.C. Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1939)
  • Dec 8 Antônio Carlos Jobim [Tom Jobim], Brazilian singer-songwriter and composer (Getz/Gilberto), dies from pulmonary embolism at 67
  • Dec 8 Israel Aaron Maisels, South African lawyer and communal leader, dies at 89
  • Dec 9 Maureen Starkey [Mary Cox], English ex-wife of Beatle Ringo Starr, dies of leukemia at 48
  • Dec 9 Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician, dies at 85
  • Dec 9 Garnett Silk [Garnet Smith], Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter (Hey Mama Africa; Greenline), dies in a house fire while trying to save his mother at 28
  • Dec 9 Alex Wilson, Canadian athlete (Olympic silver 800m, 2 x bronze 400m, 4x400m relay 1932), dies at 87
  • Dec 10 George G F van Renesse, concert pianist/music director, dies at 85
  • Dec 10 Keith Joseph, British MP (C), dies
  • Dec 10 Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor, dies at 92
  • Dec 10 Alexander Wilson, Canadian athlete (b. 1905)
  • Dec 10 Robert Blum, Swiss composer, dies at 94
  • Dec 11 Stanislaw Maczek, Polish-British general-major (WWII), dies at 102
  • Dec 11 Yao Yilin, Vice Prime Minister of China (1979-88), dies at 77
  • Dec 11 Philip Phillips, American archaeologist ( Mississippian culture), dies at 94
  • Dec 11 Carl Marzani, Italian-born American leftwing political activist, publisher and documentarian, dies at 81
  • Dec 12 Antoine Pinay, French PM (1952)/foreign minister, dies at 102
  • Dec 12 Donna J. Stone, American poet, dies of heart failure at 61
  • Dec 12 Herman H Felderhof, radio-announcer/head (NRU/NOS Radio), dies at 83
  • Dec 12 John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer, dies at 68
  • Dec 12 Stuart Allen Roosa, astronaut (Apollo 14), dies of pancreatitis at 46
  • Dec 13 Antoine Pinay, Prime Minister of France (1952-53), dies
  • Dec 13 Herman W "Fritz" Liebert, US librarian/Yale-curator, dies at 83
  • Dec 13 Norman Beaton, Guyanese actor (Eureka, Black Joy, Mighty Quinn), dies at 60
  • Dec 13 Glenn M. Anderson, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1969-93), dies at 81
  • Dec 14 Mary Ann McCall, American singer, dies at 75
  • Dec 14 Orval Faubus, American politician (Governor of Arkansas, 1955–67), dies at 84
  • Dec 14 Catherine Filene Shouse, American philanthropist (Wolf Trap Institute), dies at 98
  • Dec 15 Hans de Jong, musician and conductor (Amsterdams Vrouwenkoor), dies at 86
  • Dec 15 Harry Tobias, American songwriter, dies at 99
  • Dec 15 Henry Phelps Brown, British historian and economist, dies at 88
  • Dec 15 Mollie Phillips, British figure skater and judge (first woman to referee a world championship), dies at 87
  • Dec 16 Mary Durack, Australian author and historian (Kings in Grass Castles and Keep Him My Country), dies at 81
  • Dec 16 Samuel Lipman, American pianist and music critic, dies of leukemia at 60
  • Dec 17 Jan Wiegel, director and producer (Uninhabitable Country), dies at 64
  • Dec 18 Heinz Bernhard [Löwenstein], German-born British actor and director (Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof), dies at 71
  • Dec 18 Lilia Skala, Austrian/American actress (Ship of Fools, Caprice), dies at 98
  • Dec 18 Peter Hebblethwaite, English editor-in-chief (The Month), dies at 64
  • Dec 18 Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician (b. 1916)
  • Dec 19 Noel Pointer, American jazz violinist and record producer, dies of a stoke at 39
  • Dec 20 Dean Rusk, US Secretary of State (1961-69), dies at 85
  • Dec 20 J C "Jody" Bateman, fiddler, dies at 75
  • Dec 21 Shauna McDonald Brown, British TV producer, dies at 37
  • Dec 23 Charles Shirley, American big band jazz arranger (Stan Kenton; Les Elgart), and alcoholism counselor, dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Dec 23 Didier Rocher, son of French cosmetic maker Yves Rocher, dies at 41
  • Dec 23 Nora Dunfree, American actress (Grass Harp), dies at 78
  • Dec 23 Sebastian Shaw, British actor, director, playwright and poet (High Season, Ace of Spades, Caste), dies of natural causes at 89
  • Dec 23 Nora Dunfee, American actress (Forrest Gump, Lorenzo's Oil), dies at 78
  • Dec 24 Buddy Ace, [Jimmie Lee Land] American Texas blues singer, dies of a heart attack while performing at 57
  • Dec 24 John Eastburn Boswell, medievalist, dies at 47
  • Dec 24 John Keith Wright, English Asst Sect of State (1971-84), dies at 66
  • Dec 24 John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Look Back in Anger, Luther, dies at 65
  • Dec 24 Julie Haydon [Donella Donaldson], American actress (Scoundrel), dies at 84
  • Dec 24 Nathan I. Daniel, American inventor (Danelectric and Silvertone guitars), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Dec 24 Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (Final Justice, South Pacific, The Barefoot Contessa), dies of a neural virus at 78
  • Dec 25 Pierre Dreyfus, French director of Renault (1955-75), dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Zail Singh, Indian politician, (7th President of India 1982-87), dies of injuries from a motor accident at 78
  • Dec 26 Asta ER Elstak, Suriname/Neth welfare worker, dies at 74
  • Dec 26 Johannes J "Joop" Klant, Neth/South African economist/author, dies
  • Dec 26 Karl Schiller, German economist and politician (Minister of Economics), dies at 83
  • Dec 26 Robert Emhardt, American actor (Another World, Underworld USA, Mooncussers), dies at 80
  • Dec 26 Sylvia Koscina, Croatian/Italian actress (Hercules), dies at 61
  • Dec 26 Allie Reynolds, American MLB pitcher, 1942-54, 5X All-Star, 1952 AL ERA leader (Cleveland Indians,New York Yankees), dies from complications of lymphoma and diabetes at 77
  • Dec 27 Hans Berghuis, author/poet (Kleitabletten), dies at 70
  • Dec 27 Peter May, English cricket batsman (66 Tests, 4,537 @ 46.77, 13 x 100, 22 x 50; HS 285no; Surrey CCC), dies from a brain tumour at 64
  • Dec 27 Sadi de Gorter, Dutch author/diplomat (Abscess), dies at 82
  • Dec 27 J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (b. 1902)
  • Dec 27 Fanny Cradock, English TV chef and food critic, dies at 85
  • Dec 28 Julian Rochfort Belfrage, English theatre agent, dies at 60
  • Dec 29 Eugene Tanner Jr, singer, dies at 58
  • Dec 29 Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), dies at 68
  • Dec 30 Lloyd James Austin, Australian linguist and literary scholar, dies at 79
  • Dec 31 BAM "Bob" Schreiner, airline owner (S Aviation Group), dies at 79
  • Dec 31 Harri Webb, Welsh poet and nationalist, dies at 74
  • Dec 31 Leigh Bowery, Australian performance artist and designer, dies of AIDS at 33
  • Dec 31 Leo Fuchs, Polish-born Jewish American actor (The Six Million Dollar Man, Avalon), dies at 83

Woody Strode

Dec 31 Woody Strode, American football end (LA Rams, Calgary Stampeders) and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), dies of lung cancer at 80