On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1994 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 600 of 1,106

  • May 22 Mitacq [Michel Tacq], Belgium comic strip artist (Beaver Patrol), dies
  • May 22 Norman Read, New Zealand 50k race walker (Olympic gold 1956), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • May 23 Joe Pass [Passalaqua], American jazz guitarist ("The Trio" with Oscar Peterson; Ella Fitzgerald) and composer, dies from liver cancer at 65
  • May 23 Carl Althoff, German circus director, dies at 82
  • May 23 Ray Candy, American professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 42
  • May 24 Jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Bird House), dies at 48
  • May 24 John Barrington Wain, author, dies at 69
  • May 24 Sándor Lakatos, Hungarian violinist, bandleader, and actor (mostly as a gypsy violinist), dies at 69
  • May 24 Yehuda Mor-Mirkovsky, Israeli kibbutz-founder, dies at 96
  • May 25 Eric Gale, American jazz, R&B, session and touring guitarist (Negril; Stuff; Paul Simon's One-Trick Pony; Bob James; Grover Washington, Jr.), dies of lung cancer at 55
  • May 26 George Ball, American politician and diplomat (US Ambassador to the UN, Under Secretary of State), dies at 84
  • May 26 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz guitarist (Last Exit) dies of a heart attack at 53
  • May 27 Norman Cook, British museum curator, dies at 87
  • May 27 Red Rodney [Robert Chudnick], American jazz trumpeter (Charlie Parker Quintet), dies from lung cancer at 66
  • May 27 Theo Swagemakers, portrait painter, dies at 95
  • May 28 Julius Boros, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1968, US Open 1952, 63), dies of heart attack at 74
  • May 28 Rita Gillespie, British pioneering TV Director, dies at 65
  • May 28 Charles Spry, Australian soldier and security chief, dies at 83
  • May 28 Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American writer, dies at 77
  • May 29 Erich Honecker, German politician, Head of State of East Germany (1971-89), dies in Chile at 81
  • May 29 Harry Levin, American literary scholar, dies at 81
  • May 29 Jose Bohr, actor (El Traidor, Sueno de Amor), dies at 92
  • May 29 Joseph Janni, producer, dies at 78
  • May 29 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, American jazz drummer, dies at 61
  • May 30 Ezra Taft Benson, 13th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and US Secretary of Agriculture, dies at 94
  • May 30 Jean Gattegno, French translator and scholar, dies at 58
  • May 30 Juan Carlos Onetti, Uruguayan novelist (La vida breve), dies at 85
  • May 30 Marcel Bich, Italian-French baron and pen manufacturer (Bic), dies at 79
  • May 30 Agostino Di Bartolomei, Italian footballer (b. 1955)
  • May 31 Doug Freeman, New Zealand cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, 1 wicket; Wellington), dies at 79
  • May 31 Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, dies at 85
  • May 31 Sidney Gilliat, English screenwriter (Night Train to Munich) and director, dies at 86
  • May 31 [Emmanuel] "Mannie" Klein, American swing jazz and session trumpeter (Frank Trumbauer; NBC Orchestra), dies at 86
  • Jun 1 Frances Heflin, American actress (All My Children, The Skin of Our Teeth), dies of lung cancer at 73
  • Jun 1 Juan J H Rovira, Spanish general, murdered
  • Jun 1 Wim van der Grinten, Dutch lawyer and KVP politician (State Secretary of Economic Affairs), dies at 80
  • Jun 2 David Stove, Australian philosopher (b. 1927)
  • Jun 3 Hub Matthijsen, Dutch violinist and bandmaster, dies at 52
  • Jun 3 Jack Cowie, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 45 wickets; Auckland CA) and umpire (3 Tests 1956–59), dies at 82
  • Jun 3 Roger Wolcott Sperry, American neurobiologist (1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, work with split-brain research), dies at 89
  • Jun 4 Derek "Lek" Leckenby, English rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), dies of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at 48
  • Jun 4 Earle Warren, American jazz alto sax player, dies at 79
  • Jun 4 Stephen McNally, American attorney and actor (Split Second, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), dies at 82
  • Jun 4 Massimo Troisi, Italian actor and director (Ricomincio da tre), dies at 41
  • Jun 4 Roberto Burle Marx, Brazilian landscape gardener, dies at 84
  • Jun 4 Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter), dies at 33
  • Jun 4 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian, dies at 84
  • Jun 4 Toto Bissainthe, voodoo poet, dies at 59
  • Jun 5 Ish Kabbible [Merwyn A Bogue], cornetist (Kay Kyser), dies at 86
  • Jun 5 Thomas Millar, historian, dies at 67
  • Jun 6 Barry Sullivan, American actor (Duffy's Tavern, Man Called X, Tall Man), dies at 81
  • Jun 6 Johnny Downs, American stage and screen actor, dancer, singer, and TV host, (Our Gang; Swing, Sister, Swing!), dies of cancer at 80
  • Jun 6 Mark McManus, actor (Ned Kelly), dies of pneumonia at 59
  • Jun 6 Peter Graves, British actor (Paradise Lagoon, Admirable Crichton), dies at 82
  • Jun 6 Willie Humphrey, American jazz clarinetist, dies at 93
  • Jun 6 Johnny Downs, American actor (The Mad Monster, Coronado, Manhattan Showcase), dies from cancer at 80
  • Jun 6 Jan Slot, Dutch mayor (Eethen/Hardenberg/Ede), dies at 80
  • Jun 7 Joseph Ruzindana, Rwandian bishop of Bjumba, murdered
  • Jun 7 Stuart Havelock Hollingdale, anthropologist, dies at 42
  • Jun 7 Vincent Nsengijumva, Rwandan archbishop of Kigali, murdered
  • Jun 7 Dennis Potter, British TV dramatist (The Singing Detective, Karaoke, Midnight Movie), dies of cancer at 59
  • Jun 8 William Marshall, American singer, bandleader and actor (State Fair, Pennsylvanians), dies at 76
  • Jun 9 Angela Lakeberg, American siamese twin, dies at 11 months
  • Jun 9 Dhirendra Bhramachari [Flying Swami], hindu leader, dies at 70
  • Jun 9 Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist (Plan of Labor, Nobel 1969), dies at 91
  • Jun 9 Lloyd Lindroth, American harpist known as 'The Liberace of the Harp', dies at 63
  • Jun 10 Edward Kienholz, American sculptor (Back Seat Dodge '38), dies at 66
  • Jun 10 Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist and mother of Bill Gates, dies of breast cancer at 64
  • Jun 11 Herbert Anderson, American character actor (Dennis The Menace, Battleground), dies of a stroke at 77
  • Jun 11 Jack Hannah, animator, dies at 90
  • Jun 11 Kitty Muggeridge, British author and translator, dies at 90
  • Jun 12 Christopher Collins, American actor (True Identity), voice actor (Cobra Commander-G.I. Joe) and comedian, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 44
  • Jun 12 Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Russian-American rabbi (head of Lubavitcher Jews), dies at 92
  • Jun 12 Nicole Brown Simpson, German-American ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, murdered at 35
  • Jun 12 Otto Roesch, paleontologist, dies at 93
  • Jun 12 Ron Goldman, waiter, murdered with wife of O.J. Simpson at 27
  • Jun 13 Anne Aitken, student of Zen, dies at 83
  • Jun 13 Igor Youskevitch, Russian-Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies at 82
  • Jun 13 James Pollack, US room designer, dies at 55
  • Jun 14 Denys Hay, British historian, dies at 78

Henry Mancini

Jun 14 Henry Mancini, American composer ("Pink Panther"; "Moon River"), and conductor, dies at 70

  • Jun 14 Lionel Grigson, British jazz musician, dies at 52
  • Jun 14 Mark Alexander Lees, rowing Coach, dies at 38
  • Jun 14 Michel Vitold, Russian/French actor (Madame et le Mort), dies at 78
  • Jun 14 Simon Prior, British auto maker, dies of injuries
  • Jun 15 David Lawson, executed in NC (wanted execution shown on Donahue)
  • Jun 15 Manos Hadjidakis, Greek conductor, and Academy Award-winning composer ("Never On Sunday"), dies at 68
  • Jun 15 Nadia Gray [Nadia Kujnir-Herescu], Romanian actress (Naked Runner, Maniac, Candide), dies at 70
  • Jun 16 Kristen Pfaff, American rock bassist (Hole, 1993-94), dies of heroin overdose at 27
  • Jun 16 Boris Alexandrov, Russian conductor (Red Army Song and Dance Ensemble), dies at 88
  • Jun 16 Eileen Way, British actress (Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings, Assassin), dies at 82
  • Jun 16 Terence de Vere White, Irish novelist (An Affair with the Moon), dies at 82
  • Jun 16 Bernard Moitessier, French sailor, vagabond and author who famously led the 1st non-stop, singlehanded, round the world yacht race before sailing a 2nd lap of the world back to Tahiti, dies of prostate cancer at 69 [1]
  • Jun 17 Joeri Nagibin, Russian screenwriter (Babje Karstvo), dies at 74
  • Jun 18 Jack Harkness, British rose grower (R. Harkness & Co. Ltd), dies at 75
  • Jun 19 Christopher Clarkson, British test pilot, dies at 92
  • Jun 19 Jocelyn Hambro, British financier (Hambros Bank), dies at 75
  • Jun 19 Ronald Batty, bookseller, dies at 82
  • Jun 20 Bram Koopmans, cyclist/coach, dies at 78
  • Jun 20 Bankole Timothy, Sierra Leonean journalist, dies at 70
  • Jun 20 Louis Benjamin, British showman, dies at 71
  • Jun 21 Mark Isfeld, Canadian soldier and combat Engineer, dies from a landmine at 31
  • Jun 22 Jack Davies, screenwriter, dies at 80
  • Jun 23 Alan Frank, English composer and music publisher, dies at 83
  • Jun 23 Piet van Elk, cartoonist, dies at 74
  • Jun 23 Stanley Gebler Davies, journalist/drinker, dies at 50
  • Jun 24 Leon MacLaren, British philosopher and founder of the LSE, dies at 83
  • Jun 25 Louis-Robert Casterman, Belgian publisher (Kuifje), dies at 74
  • Jun 26 A "Bob" den Doolaard, author (Inn with the horseshoe), dies at 93
  • Jun 26 Ian Board, British barkeeper (Colony Room), dies at 64
  • Jun 26 Jahanara Imam, Bangladeshi writer and political activist, dies at 65
  • Jun 26 Roelof Kiers, VPRO-programmer/director (Macchiavelli), dies at 56
  • Jun 26 Thomas Henry Wait Armstrong, English organist (Christ College, Oxford), dies at 96
  • Jun 27 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), dies at 67
  • Jun 28 Fredericka Carolyn Washington, actress (Black & Tan), dies at 90
  • Jun 28 William A Henry III, critic (Time Mag), dies of heart attack at 44
  • Jun 29 Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor, dies at 85
  • Jun 29 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, dies at 63
  • Jun 30 Nicholas Warner, English test Pilot for Airbus, dies in Airbus Industrie A330-321 test flight crash at 51
  • Jul 1 Johanna Ader-Appels, resistance fighter/author, dies
  • Jul 2 Andrés Escobar, Colombian soccer defender (51 caps, World Cup own goal vs US), dies of a gunshot wound at 27
  • Jul 2 Marion Williams, American gospel singer (Stars of Faith), dies of diabetes at 66
  • Jul 2 Maung Maung, premier of Burma (1988), dies at 69
  • Jul 2 Ralph C Rinzler, folklorist (Greenbriar Boys), dies at 59
  • Jul 3 Felix Kelly, New Zealand-born British artist, dies at 80

Lew Hoad

Jul 3 Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1956-57, Australian C'ships 1956, French C'ships 1956)), dies of a heart attack at 59

  • Jul 3 Pieter Hennipman, Dutch economist, dies at 85
  • Jul 4 Arthur Berry, English artist and playwright, dies at 69
  • Jul 4 Juan Gil-Albert, Spanish poet and writer, dies at 90
  • Jul 4 Liesbeth Struppert, Dutch actress (Pipo the Clown, Anne Frank), dies at 55
  • Jul 4 Rupert Davies, English methodist scholar, dies at 84
  • Jul 4 Tawfik Ziad, Palestinian communist/Israeli MP/mayor of Nazareth, dies
  • Jul 4 Joey Marella, American professional wrestling referee (b. 1964)
  • Jul 5 Ad Gang, Dutch Liberal Party Asst Secretary of State, dies at 67
  • Jul 6 Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chaparral), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • Jul 6 Geoffrey McQueen, TV writer, dies at 46
  • Jul 7 Anita Garvin, American actress (Sailors Beware), dies at 80
  • Jul 7 Rosa Chacel, spanish Novelist, dies at 96
  • Jul 7 Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (b. 1924)
  • Jul 8 Dick Sargent [Richard Stanford Cox], American actor (Darren in "Bewitched"), dies of cancer at 64
  • Jul 8 Dominic Lucero, dancer/singer, dies of lymphatic cancer

Kim Il-sung

Jul 8 Kim Il-sung, Founder, dictator and Supreme Leader of North-Korea (1948-94), dies of a heart attack at 82

  • Jul 8 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (b. 1927)
  • Jul 8 Christian-Jaque [Christian Maudet], French film director (Fearless Little Soldier, Race for Life, The Pearls of the Crown), dies at 89
  • Jul 9 Cornelius Boyson, American blues bassist, dies at 57
  • Jul 9 Sabby Lewis, American jazz pianist and arranger, dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Bill Mosienko, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (fastest hat trick in NHL history, 21 seconds 1952; 5-time All Star), dies at 72
  • Jul 10 Earl Strum, referee (NBA), dies of brain cancer at 66
  • Jul 10 Otto Bonsema, Dutch soccer striker (6 caps; Velocitas 1897, GVAV) and manager (SC Heerenveen, GVAV, BV Veendam), dies at 84
  • Jul 10 Henrik Blichmann, Danish swing jazz pianist, composer (92 Minutes of Yesterday), and orchestra leader, dies at 79
  • Jul 11 Alan David Melville, polymath, dies at 82
  • Jul 11 Bart Scheepens, actor/director, dies of AIDS at 50
  • Jul 11 Charles "Lefty" Edwards, saxophonist, dies at 67

Gary Kildall

Jul 11 Gary Kildall, American computer scientist, creator of CP/M, dies at 52

  • Jul 11 James Topping, author of CP/M, dies at 52
  • Jul 11 Lex Humphries, American jazz drummer (Sun Ra Arkestra), dies at 57
  • Jul 11 Wim Jurg, corrector/chairman (Werelddambond FMJD), dies at 49
  • Jul 11 Savannah [Shannon Michelle Wilsey], American pornographic film actress, dies after a suicide attempt at 23
  • Jul 12 David Malcolm Lewis, English historian, expert in Greek Epigraphy, dies at 56
  • Jul 12 Henk Terlingen, radio/TV-host (Sport in Image), dies at 52
  • Jul 12 James Bysse Joll, British historian, dies at 76
  • Jul 13 Eddie Boyd, American blues piano player, singer, and songwriter ("Five Long Years"), dies at 79
  • Jul 13 Bob Payton, American pizza magnate (The Chicago Pizza Pie Factory), dies at 50
  • Jul 13 Jimmie Reese, American baseball infielder and coach (LA Angels Hall of Fame), dies of aspiration pneumonia and respiratory failure at 92
  • Jul 14 Patrick Crommelynck, Belgian pianist (Duo Crommelynck), commits suicide at about 49
  • Jul 14 Robert Jungk, Austrian journalist and philosopher (Nuclear State), dies at 81
  • Jul 14 Taeko Kuwata, Japanese Belgian pianist (Duo Crommelynck), commits suicide at about 47
  • Jul 14 César Tovar, Venezuelan MLB baseball player (Minnesota Twins), dies at 54
  • Jul 14 William D. Revelli, American band leader, dies at 92
  • Jul 15 Jeanne Bieruma Oosting, Dutch painter/illustrator, dies
  • Jul 16 M Vink, surgeon (1st Dutch kidney transplant), dies at 78
  • Jul 16 Madzy Rollin Couquerque, tennis star/international hockey, dies at 91
  • Jul 16 Julian Schwinger, American physicist (1965 Nobel Prize in Physics for quantum electrodynamics), dies at 76
  • Jul 17 Jean Borotra, French tennis player (Wimbledon 1924, 26), dies at 95
  • Jul 18 Gottfried Reinhardt [Goldmann], German/American director, dies at 83
  • Jul 19 Frederik "Frits" van der More, archaeologist/art historian, dies at 87
  • Jul 19 Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre Producer, dies at 81
  • Jul 19 Nathan Susskind, Slovak/US linguist (Yiddish), dies at 87
  • Jul 19 Nick Banton, founder of Body Positive, dies at 37
  • Jul 19 Ray Flaherty, American Pro Football Hall of Fame end, coach (3 x NFL Championships; Washington Redskins 1937, 42 coach), dies at 90
  • Jul 20 Paul Delvaux, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 96
  • Jul 20 Reginald Hall, English endocrinologist, dies at 83
  • Jul 21 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), dies at 67
  • Jul 21 John Ernest, American constructionist artist, dies at 72
  • Jul 21 Hugh Scott, American lawyer and politician (Senate Minority Leader 1969-77), dies at 93
  • Jul 23 Aad Ivens, Dutch checkers player, dies at 80
  • Jul 23 Hans J. Salter, Austrian-American film composer (The Wolf Man; Christmas Holiday; This Love Of Ours), dies at 98
  • Jul 23 Henry William Collins, English artist, dies at 84
  • Jul 24 Grete Schickedanz, German head mistress, dies at 82
  • Jul 24 Wangila Napunyi, welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1988), dies at 26
  • Jul 25 John M Dengler, American jazz multi-instrumentalist - bass sax/trumpet/trombone (The Intensely Vigorous Jazz Band), dies from cancer at 67
  • Jul 26 Marino Iandioro, canned tomato pioneer, dies at 64
  • Jul 26 Thomas Davis, US movie editor/son of MGM-chief Frank D, dies at 26
  • Jul 26 Owen "Terry" Scott, British actor and comedian (Terry and June, Carry On Films), dies of cancer at 67
  • Jul 27 Rosa Chacel, Spanish author, dies at 96
  • Jul 27 Tatiana Tauer, Russian classical harpist, dies of cancer at 48
  • Jul 27 Kevin Carter, a South African photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize winner & member of the Bang-Bang Club, suicide at 33
  • Jul 28 Bernard Delfont, Rus/British impresario (Thorn EMI), dies at 84
  • Jul 28 Colin Turnbull, British-American anthropologist (The Forest People), dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Selwyn Powell, British magazine editor (The Geographical Magazine; Night & Day), dies at 82