On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1995 (Part 4)

Deaths 601 - 800 of 1,117

  • Jul 22 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader in New Orleans, Louisiana, dies at 90
  • Jul 22 Roley Jenkins, English cricket spin bowler (9 Tests, 32 wickets), dies at 76
  • Jul 23 Bob Rundick, American poet and DJ, dies at 52
  • Jul 23 Floyd McDaniel, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 80
  • Jul 24 Don Richard Carpenter, novelist, dies at 64
  • Jul 24 Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, filmmaker/teacher, dies at 94
  • Jul 24 Werner Grusch, film director, dies at 51
  • Jul 24 Jerry Lordan, English singer and composer (Wonderful Land), dies at 61
  • Jul 25 Charlie Rich, American country singer ("Behind Closed Doors"; "The Most Beautiful Girl"), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 62
  • Jul 25 Janice Elliott, English novelist, dies at 63
  • Jul 25 Osvaldo Pugliese, Argentine musician and composer, dies at 89
  • Jul 26 Eleanore Griffin, screenwriter, dies
  • Jul 26 George W. Romney, American politician (Gov-R-Michigan, US Secretary of HUD 1969-73), dies of a heart attack, dies at 88
  • Jul 26 Jaime de Mora y Aragón, Spanish actor and publicist (Last Judgement), dies at 70
  • Jul 26 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian classical, jazz and Latin guitarist and composer (developed bossa nova), dies of leukemia at 77
  • Jul 26 Raymond Mailloux, Quebec politician (b. 1918)
  • Jul 27 Charles Hugh Shirley, publisher, dies at 56
  • Jul 27 Doris Mae Akers, American gospel singer-songwriter (Sky Pilot Choir - "Sweet, Sweet Spirit"), dies at 72
  • Jul 27 Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-American classical and film music composer (Spellbound; A Double Life; Ben-Hur), dies at 88
  • Jul 27 Rick Ferrell, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (8 x MLB All Star; Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators), dies of arrhythmia at 89
  • Jul 30 Biggie Tembo [Rodwell Marasha], Zimbabwean musician (Bhundu Boys), takes his own life at 36
  • Jul 30 Charles Dunn, British Japanese scholar, dies at 80
  • Jul 30 Harry Shorto, British philologist and linguist (A Dictionary of the Mon Inscriptions), dies at 75
  • Jul 31 Genevieve Tobin Keighley, actress (Zaza, Great Gambini), dies at 83
  • Aug 1 Loudi Nijhoff, Dutch actress (Alicia, Van Geluk Gesproken), dies
  • Aug 1 Robert L. "Bob" Talley, American jazz and blues pianist and composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 2 Brian Smith, Canadian sportscaster and NHL player, dies at 54 after being shot the previous day
  • Aug 2 Colin Falkland Gray, New Zealand fighter ace of the Second World War, dies at 80
  • Aug 2 Irwin Bazelon, American composer (Duo for Viola), dies at 73
  • Aug 3 Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, American jazz drummer, dies at 79
  • Aug 3 Harry Craft, American MLB baseball player and manager, dies at 80
  • Aug 3 Ida Lupino, British-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), dies from a stoke while undergoing cancer treatment at 77
  • Aug 3 Jose B M Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader, dies at 88
  • Aug 3 Marcus Chenault, killer of Martin Luther King Jr's mother, dies at 54
  • Aug 3 Edward Whittemore, American writer (b. 1933)
  • Aug 4 Dick Bartell, baseball player, dies at 87
  • Aug 4 J. Howard Marshall [James Howard Marshall II], American businessman and husband of Anna Nicole Smith, dies at 90
  • Aug 5 Agha Hasan Abedi, banker, dies at 73
  • Aug 5 Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller, dies at 81
  • Aug 6 André Fleury, French organist and composer, dies at 92
  • Aug 6 Paul James Nunn, mountaineer, dies at 52
  • Aug 6 Youly Algaroff, Russian-French ballet dancer, dies at 77
  • Aug 7 Brigid Brophy, British novelist (Hackenfeller's Ape) and campaigner, dies at 66
  • Aug 7 Tom Scott, Scottish poet (Sea Dirge: A Mither's Keenin), dies at 77
  • Aug 8 David Begelman, film producer, dies at 73

Jerry Garcia

Aug 9 Jerry Garcia, American rock and bluegrass guitarist, singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead - "Uncle John's Band"; "Ripple"; "Brokedown Palace"), and painter, dies of a heart attack at 53

  • Aug 9 John Schofield, English BBC journalist, shot to death in Croatia at 29
  • Aug 9 Willem Noordhoek, Dutch photographer, dies at 78
  • Aug 10 Fay Honey Knopp, American activist (founded a Quaker ministry for men and women in prisons), dies of complications from ovarian cancer at 76
  • Aug 10 Peter Lancelot Williams, English dance journalist, dies at 81
  • Aug 10 Donald Bisset, British children book writer, illustrator (Upside Down Stories) and actor (Battle of the Sexes), dies of natural causes at 84
  • Aug 11 Douglas John Gorman, businessman, dies at 58
  • Aug 11 Herbert Whitton John Sumsion, organist/composer, dies at 96
  • Aug 11 Kenneth Lo, cookery writer and restaurateur, dies at 81
  • Aug 11 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood), dies of heart failure at 91
  • Aug 11 Wilbur Stark, tV/film producer, dies at 83
  • Aug 11 Alonzo Church, American Mathematician whose work provided foundation for computer science, dies at 92
  • Aug 12 Frank Cvitanovich, Canadian filmmaker, dies at 68
  • Aug 13 Alison Hargreaves, British mountaineer and 1st woman to climb Mount Everest alone without bottled oxygen (1995), dies in a storm on top of K2 summit, Pakistan at 33

Mickey Mantle

Aug 13 Mickey Mantle, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (1956 Triple Crown, 20-time All Star), dies of liver cancer at 63

  • Aug 13 Per-Jakez Helias, French Breton writer (Le Cheval d'orgueil) and actor, dies at 81
  • Aug 13 Jan Křesadlo, Czech-British psychologist and writer, dies at 68
  • Aug 14 Joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82
  • Aug 15 Jesse Thomas 'Babyface', American blues singer, dies at 84
  • Aug 15 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, dies at 77
  • Aug 15 Humphrey Sims Moore, British pacifist and journalist (founder of Peace News), dies at 86
  • Aug 15 Ismay Thomas, teacher, dies at 74
  • Aug 16 John Cameron Swayze, American newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg), dies at 89
  • Aug 16 J. P. McCarthy, American radio personality (WJR Detroit), dies at 62
  • Aug 16 Robert "Robby" Debarge, R&B Musician, dies at 36
  • Aug 17 David Warrilow, English actor (Simon, Radio Days, Barton Fink), dies at 60
  • Aug 17 Howard Koch, American playwright and screenwriter, dies at 92
  • Aug 17 Marjorie Sykes, British peace campaigner in India, dies at 90
  • Aug 17 "Wild Bill" Davis, American jazz pianist, organist, and arranger, dies at 76
  • Aug 17 Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer, dies at 62
  • Aug 18 James Maxwell, American actor and director (The Portrait of a Lady, The Shadow of the Tower, The Evil of Frankenstein), dies at 66
  • Aug 18 Andrew Wilkinson, British pediatrician and the first Professor of Paediatric Surgery in the UK, dies at 81
  • Aug 19 Danny Arnold, British TV producer, dies at 70
  • Aug 19 Pierre Schaeffer, French electronics engineer and composer, dies at 85
  • Aug 20 Hugo Pratt, graphic artist, dies at 68
  • Aug 20 John E Gilmore, American jazz tenor saxophonist, clarinetist, percussionist, and bandleader (Sun Ra Arketsra), dies of emphysema at 63
  • Aug 20 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), dies at 75
  • Aug 20 Vladimír Škutina, Czechoslovakian writer and actor (Hvezda jede na jih), dies of cancer at 64
  • Aug 20 Von McDaniel, American baseball player, dies at 56
  • Aug 20 William Kennedy, baseball player, dies at 76
  • Aug 20 Orville "Red" Rhodes, American session pedal steel guitarist, dies at 64
  • Aug 21 Anatole Fistoulari, Ukrainian conductor, dies at 88
  • Aug 21 Hilda Beatritz Guevara, daughter of Che Guevara, dies at 39
  • Aug 21 James Truitte, American ballet dancer (Lester Horton; Alvin Ailley), dies at 72
  • Aug 21 Ken Rickards, West Indies cricketer (104 runs at 34 66 for WI 1948-52), dies at 71
  • Aug 21 Len Martin, sports broadcaster, dies at 76
  • Aug 21 Manfred Donike, German cyclist and chemist drug test pioneer, dies at 61
  • Aug 21 Nanni Loy, Italian film director (The Four Days of Naples), dies at 69
  • Aug 21 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, physicist (Nobel-1983), dies at 84
  • Aug 22 Jose Antonio Giron, Spanish politician, dies at 83
  • Aug 23 Alfred Eisenstaedt, German-American photojournalist (V-J Day in Times Square), dies at 96
  • Aug 23 Arthur Holt, politician, dies at 81
  • Aug 23 Hedda J. Garza, American writer and political activist, dies at 66
  • Aug 23 James Pilditch, designer, dies at 66
  • Aug 23 Johnny Carey, Irish professional footballer, dies at 76
  • Aug 23 Gordon White, British business tycoon and co-founder of corporate raider Hanson Group, dies at 72
  • Aug 23 Leslie Graves, American actress (Brenda-Capitol, Death Wish 2), dies of AIDS at 35
  • Aug 23 Adele Simpson, American fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946), dies at 91
  • Aug 23 Dwayne Goettel, Canadian keyboardist and industrial-electronic music composer (Skinny Puppy), dies of a heroin overdose at 31
  • Aug 24 Erich Geiringer, general Practitioner campaigner, dies at 78
  • Aug 24 Gary Crosby, American singer (with Bing -"Play a Simple Melody"), and actor (The Bill Dana Show -"Eddie"; Mardi Gras), dies of lung cancer at 61
  • Aug 25 John Brunner, Britsih sci-fi author (100th Millennium), dies at 60
  • Aug 25 R B Hudmon, R&B/Soul Singer, dies at 41
  • Aug 25 Doug Stegmeyer, American rock bassist (Billy Joel Band, 1976-87), dies of a self-inflicted gun wound at 43
  • Aug 26 Evelyn Wood, American speed reading guru, dies at 86
  • Aug 26 John Costello, British military historian, dies at 52
  • Aug 26 Omukama Patrick Matthew Olimi Kaboyo II, king of Toro (Uganda), dies at 49
  • Aug 26 Ronnie White, American singer (The Miracles - "Shop Around"), dies of leukaemia at 57
  • Aug 27 Dick Bentley, Australian comedian and actor (The Glums), dies at 88
  • Aug 27 Marty Paich, American jazz pianist, conductor, producer and arranger (Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson), dies of colon cancer at 70
  • Aug 28 Carl Ronald Giles, British cartoonist (Daily Express), dies at 78
  • Aug 28 Michael Ende, German writer (The Neverending Story), dies at 65
  • Aug 28 Michael VerMeulen, American journalist and magazine editor (British GQ), dies at 38
  • Aug 28 Earl Bascom, American rodeo pioneer (b. 1906)
  • Aug 29 Frank Perry, American film director (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), dies at 65
  • Aug 29 Harry Broadhurst, British Royal Air Force commander and flying ace of the Second World War, dies at 89
  • Aug 29 Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist, dies at 70
  • Aug 29 Thomas Strittmatter, German writer, dies at 33
  • Aug 30 Dame Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian, dies at 96
  • Aug 30 Fischer S Black Jr, American financial Theorist, dies at 57
  • Aug 30 Sterling Morrison, American musician (Velvet Underground), dies at 53
  • Aug 30 Thomas Chalmers, British broadcaster, dies at 82
  • Aug 31 Beant Singh, Prime Minister of Punjab province of India, assassinated at 73
  • Aug 31 David Farrar, English actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse, Watusi), dies at 87
  • Aug 31 David Holloway, British literary editor (The Daily Telegraph), dies at 71
  • Aug 31 Hajime Miterai, industrialist, dies at 56
  • Aug 31 Horst Janssen, German graphic artist and printmaker, dies at 65
  • Aug 31 John Erik Jonsson, American businessman and Mayor of Dallas, dies at 93
  • Sep 1 Elizabeth Brown, minister healer and writer, dies at 32
  • Sep 1 Ernest Marke, Sierra Leonean seaman and club owner, dies at 93
  • Sep 1 Benay Venuta [Benvenuta Rose Crooke], American actress, singer and dancer (Annie Get Your Gun; Call Me Mister), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • Sep 2 Vaclav Neummann, Czech conductor, dies at 74
  • Sep 3 Alec Brown, English snooker player (Daily Mail Gold Cup 1939, 40; News of the World 1951), dies at 87
  • Sep 3 Earle Birney, Canadian poet and novelist who twice won the Governor General's Award, dies at 91
  • Sep 3 Donald Cuthbert Coleman, British economic historian, dies at 75
  • Sep 3 Mary Adshead, muralist/painter, dies at 91
  • Sep 3 Roye England, creator and founder President of the Pendon Museum of Miniature Landscape and Transport, dies at 88
  • Sep 4 Chuck Greenberg, new age musician (Shadowfax), dies at 45
  • Sep 4 Edmond Jouhaud, French general, dies at 90
  • Sep 4 John Megna, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird), dies at 42
  • Sep 4 William Moses Kunstler, UCLA attorney (Chicago 7), dies at 78
  • Sep 5 Francis Showering, English brewer, dies at 83
  • Sep 5 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, American pianist, dies at 95
  • Sep 5 John Britten, New Zealand motorcycle designer, dies at 45
  • Sep 6 Italo Valenti, Italian sculptor, dies at 83
  • Sep 6 Buster Mathis, American boxer (World Super Heavyweight title 1972), dies from heart failure at 52
  • Sep 6 Joanne Gail Abbott, exec (MTV), dies at 36
  • Sep 7 Gordon DeMarco, writer/activist, dies at 51
  • Sep 8 Eileen Zhang Ailing Chang, writer, dies at 73
  • Sep 8 Olga Ivinskaya, mistress of Boris Pasternak, dies of cancer at 83
  • Sep 8 Safa Khulusi, Iraqi writer and historian, dies at 78
  • Sep 8 Halldis Moren Vesaas, Norwegian author and poet (Harp and Dagger), dies at 87
  • Sep 9 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, dies at 89
  • Sep 9 Jamie Whitten, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi), dies at 85
  • Sep 10 Charles Denner, French actor (The Bride Wore Black, The Man Who Loved Women), dies at 69
  • Sep 10 Derek Meddings, special Effects technician, dies at 64
  • Sep 10 Molly Hide, English cricketer who captained England for 17 years, dies at 81
  • Sep 11 Jerome Theisen, American Abbot Primate of the Benedictine order of monks, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Sep 11 Keith Odor, racing Driver, dies at 33
  • Sep 11 Anita Harding, neurologist (b. 1952)
  • Sep 12 Geoffrey Stokes, rock & roll writer, dies at 55
  • Sep 12 Jeremy Brett [Peter Huggins], English actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 61
  • Sep 12 John Stuart-Jervis, balloonist, dies
  • Sep 12 Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales, bassist, dies at 59
  • Sep 13 Francesco Messina, Italian sculptor, dies at 94
  • Sep 13 Harold Sheperdson, soccer Trainer, dies at 76
  • Sep 13 Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter, dies at 83
  • Sep 14 Eiji Okada, Japanese actor (Hiroshima mon amour, The Ugly American), dies of heart failure at 75
  • Sep 14 Maurice K. Goddard, American state government official (b. 1912)
  • Sep 15 Marguerite Fawdry, museum curator, dies at 83
  • Sep 15 Michio Watanabe, politician, dies at 72
  • Sep 15 Sam McCluskie, trade unionist, dies at 63
  • Sep 15 Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish soccer striker (33 caps; AC Milan; Olympic gold 1948), dies at 73
  • Sep 16 Michael Balfour, historian, dies at 86
  • Sep 16 Pierre Olaf [Trivier], French actor (Camelot, Don't Drink the Water, Kraft Music Hall), dies at 67
  • Sep 17 Grady Sutton, American actor (The Bank Dick; The Pruitts of Southhampton), dies at 89
  • Sep 17 Rabbi Yehuda Getz, Tunisian-Israeli soldier and religious leader, dies of a heart attack at 71 [exact birth date uncertain]
  • Sep 17 Lucien Victor, Belgian road racing cyclist, dies at 64
  • Sep 18 Donald Davie, English poet and critic, dies at 73
  • Sep 18 Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London), dies at 64
  • Sep 18 Oleg Tverdokhleb, Ukrainian athlete (b. 1969)
  • Sep 19 Louis "Mr Bo" Collins, American blues singer, dies at 63
  • Sep 19 Walter Shlomo Gross, journalist, dies at 83
  • Sep 19 Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 55

Orville Redenbacher

Sep 19 Orville Redenbacher, American popcorn magnate (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popcorn), drowns in bathtub at 88

  • Sep 19 Rudolf Peierls, German-British physicist (atomic bomb), dies at 88
  • Sep 20 Walter Haas Jr., American businessman & sports team owner (Levi Strauss & Co, Oakland A's), dies of prostate cancer at 79
  • Sep 20 Monica Maurice, industrialist and Managing Director and Chairman of the Wolf Safety Lamp Company, Sheffield, dies at 87
  • Sep 21 John Lapsley, British air marshal, dies at 78
  • Sep 21 Irven Spence, American animator, dies at 86
  • Sep 21 Peter Shankland, filmmaker/writer, dies at 94
  • Sep 21 Vernell Townsend, American blues and gospel singer, dies at 64
  • Sep 21 William Murray, British teacher and educationalist, dies at 83
  • Sep 21 Rudy Perpich, American politician, 34th & 36th Governor of Minnesota, dies at 67
  • Sep 22 Albert Goodwin, English historian, dies at 89