Famous People Who Died in 1995 (Part 5)

Deaths 801 - 1,000 of 1,115

  • Sep 23 Lawrence "Booker T." Laury, American boogie-woogie and blues pianist and singer, dies at 81
  • Sep 23 Odut Joseph Olutola Oluola Oguntala, soho club owner, dies at 74
  • Sep 25 Bessie [Annie Elizabeth] Delany, American dentist and civil rights pioneer, dies at 104
  • Sep 25 Dave Bowen, Welsh soccer wing-half (19 caps; Arsenal) and manager (Wales 1964-74; Northampton Town), dies at 67
  • Sep 25 Dorothy Dickson, American actress and dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy), dies at 102
  • Sep 27 Alexander "Sasha" Argov [Abramovich], Israeli composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 27 Alison "Night Bird" Steele, DJ (WNEW-FM, WXRK-FM), dies of cancer
  • Sep 27 Christopher Shaw, British composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 28 Allen Johnson, American doo-wop baritone vocalist (The Marcels - "Blue Moon"), dies of cancer at 55
  • Sep 28 Eddy Grove, American actor (Dragnet; The Silent Service; Medic), dies at 78
  • Sep 28 Lynette Roberts, British poet, dies at 86
  • Sep 28 Olive Gibbs, British politician, anti-nuclear activist and peace campaigner, dies at 77
  • Sep 29 Francis Frederick Johnson, English architect, dies at 84
  • Sep 29 Francis Johnson, British architect (country homes, churches, historic restorations), dies at 84
  • Sep 29 George Chesterman Phillips, British naval officer, dies at 90
  • Sep 29 Karl Anton Martin Gerhard Gerd Bucerius, publisher, dies at 89
  • Sep 29 Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist who opposed prayer in school, murdered at 76 along with her son Jon by David Waters
  • Sep 29 Seger Ellis, American jazz pianist, pop vocalist, songwriter, and bandleader, dies at 91 [1]
  • Sep 29 Susan Fleetwood, British actress (Krays, Clash of Titans), dies of cancer at 51
  • Sep 30 Frederick Archibald Warner, British diplomat, dies at 77
  • Sep 30 George Kirby, American comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show), dies at 71
  • Oct 1 Aditya Biria, India's 1st global industrialist, dies of cancer at 51
  • Oct 1 Margaret Gorman Cahill, 1st Miss America (1921), dies at 90
  • Oct 1 Rene Cloke, British illustrator, dies at 90
  • Oct 2 Elizabeth Jane Lloyd, artist/teacher, dies at 67
  • Oct 3 Charles Lacy Veach, American astronaut (STS 39, STS 52), dies at 51
  • Oct 4 Peter Nicholson Gunn, Australian writer (The Churches of Rome), dies at 81
  • Oct 5 Dick Henry Jurgen, American swing bandleader, and songwriter ("Elmer's Tune"), dies of cancer at 85
  • Oct 5 Fred Fehl, photographer, dies at 89
  • Oct 5 Linda Gary, American voice actress (b. 1944)
  • Oct 6 Hughie Charles, English songwriter and impresario, dies at 88
  • Oct 6 Lillian Fuchs, American violist and composer, dies at 91
  • Oct 6 Oswald Moxley Gibbs, Grenadian diplomat (High Commissioners to the United Kingdom 1974-78), dies at 67
  • Oct 6 Walter "Crash" Morgan, drummer, dies at 35
  • Oct 7 Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman, dies at 59
  • Oct 7 Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer, dies at 77
  • Oct 7 Louis Meyer, Indie 500 racer (3 wins), dies at 91
  • Oct 8 Christopher Keene, American conductor and musician, dies at 48
  • Oct 8 Frederick Harry Baines, English painter, dies at 85
  • Oct 8 John Cairncross, British civil servant and spy (5th man - Cambridge Five), dies at 82
  • Oct 8 Terry Hawkins, theatre administrator, dies at 45

Alec Douglas-HomeAlec Douglas-Home (1903-1995)

Oct 9 British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1963-64), dies at 92

  • Oct 9 John Alfred Scali, American journalist and diplomat, dies at 77
  • Oct 9 Kukrit Pramoj, Thai politician (13th Prime Minister of Thailand) and scholar, dies at 84
  • Oct 9 Lord Home of Hirsel, cricket (Middlesex player later British PM), dies
  • Oct 9 Patric Walker, American-British astrologer, dies of food poisoning at 64
  • Oct 9 Phillip Oppenheimer, British diamond trader, dies at 83
  • Oct 10 Edward Gill, baseball player, dies at 100
  • Oct 10 Jimmy Nash, record company owner, dies at 47
  • Oct 10 John Rodolph, wheelchair-race world record holder, hit by truck at 31
  • Oct 10 Michelle Francis Bird, campaigner, dies at 30
  • Oct 10 Paolo Gucci, entrepreneur/accessories designer, dies at 64
  • Oct 10 Robert Finch, American politician (8th U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare), dies at 70
  • Oct 11 Isolde Ahlgrimm, Austrian harpsichordist, fortepianist, early music and original instrument proponent, and teacher, dies at 81
  • Oct 12 David McLean [Eugene Joseph Huth], American actor known for appearing in Marlboro advertisements (Days of Our Lives, Tate), dies of lung cancer at 73
  • Oct 12 Eleanor Aller, American cellist (Hollywood String Quartet), dies at 78
  • Oct 12 Gary Bond, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days), dies at 55
  • Oct 13 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter, dies at 71
  • Oct 13 Golfredo Corradetti, Canadian conductor, dies at 79
  • Oct 13 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), dies at 89
  • Oct 14 Edith Pargeter, English author (wrote Brother Cadfael mysteries as Ellis Peters), dies of a stroke at 82
  • Oct 14 Helen Vlachos, Greek newspaper publisher (closed her newspapers in protest at military junta), dies at 83
  • Oct 15 Phil Sidey, English broadcaster (Radio Leeds), dies at 69
  • Oct 16 John Walker, museum director, dies at 88
  • Oct 16 Murdo Alex MacLeod, Free Church of Scotland minister, dies at 60
  • Oct 16 Richard Caldicot, British actor (Horse's Mouth, Strife, Mrs Thursday), dies at 87
  • Oct 16 Thomas Augustine Martin, Irish academic, dies at 59
  • Oct 17 Peter Hinchcliff, historian, dies at 66
  • Oct 18 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, American lawyer and civil rights activist (challenged University of Oklahoma segregation laws in Supreme Court and won), dies at 67
  • Oct 18 Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), dies at 94
  • Oct 18 John Gardener, boatbuilder/writer, dies at 90
  • Oct 18 Thomas Lyttle, paramilitary, dies at 56
  • Oct 19 Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (Ornette Coleman), dies from liver cancer at 58
  • Oct 20 Bernadette Hingley, English priest, one of 1st women to be ordained in England, dies of cancer at 47
  • Oct 20 Christopher Stone, American actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), dies at 53
  • Oct 20 Jack Rose, American screenwriter (The Seven Little Foys), dies at 83
  • Oct 20 Raymond Rasberry, American gospel pianist and singer, dies at 65
  • Oct 21 Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic book author (Cuto), dies at 75
  • Oct 21 Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer, dies at 58
  • Oct 21 Linda Goodman, American astrologer and poet, dies from complications of diabetes at 70
  • Oct 21 Maxene Andrews, American pop and sing jazz singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Oct 21 Shannon Hoon, American vocalist (Blind Melon), dies of a drug overdose at 28
  • Oct 22 Edward Totah, art Dealer, dies at 46
  • Oct 22 K B Wilson, methodist principal (Westminster College), dies at 50
  • Oct 22 Kingsley Amis, English author (Lucky Jim), dies of injuries from a fall at 73
  • Oct 22 Mary Wickes [Wickenhauser], American character actress (Father Dowling Mysteries; Sister Act; Dennis The Menace), dies of surgery complications at 79
  • Oct 22 Ralph Whitlock, British farmer, conservationist, writer, and broadcaster, dies at 81
  • Oct 22 Simone Gallimard, French editor and publisher, dies at 77
  • Oct 24 Emile Jonassaint, president of Haiti (1994), dies at 82
  • Oct 24 Ronald Selby Wright, Scottish Church of Scotland minister, dies at 87

Bobby RiggsBobby Riggs (1918-1995)

Oct 25 American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), dies of prostate cancer at 77

  • Oct 25 David Healy, American-born actor (Supergirl, Doomsday Gun, Patton), dies following a heart operation at 66
  • Oct 25 Kenneth Dadzie, Ghanaian diplomat and 1st African Secretary-General of UNCTAD, dies at 65
  • Oct 25 Robert Grieve, Scottish civil servant and planner, dies at 84
  • Oct 25 Viveca Lindfors, Swedish actress (Way We Were, Life Goes On), dies from complications of rheumatoid arthritis at 74
  • Oct 26 Agha Saadat Ali, Pakistani cricketer (8 not out in 1 inn for Pak 1956), dies at 66
  • Oct 26 Bernhard Heiliger, German artist and sculptor, dies at 79
  • Oct 26 Georgia Neese Gray, 1st Woman Treasurer of USA, dies at 95
  • Oct 26 John Sangster, Australian jazz composer (The Hobbit Suite), dies at 66
  • Oct 27 Mike Dutfield, documentary producer, dies in motorcycle accident at 48
  • Oct 27 Susi Hush, English television producer, dies at 49
  • Oct 28 Allan Leslie Merson, historian, dies at 79
  • Oct 28 Katsumasa Sakioka, Japanese-American property tycoon, dies at 96 [1]
  • Oct 30 Brian Easdale, British composer (The Red Shoes), dies at 86
  • Oct 30 Roland Leich, American composer, chiefly of art songs, vocal, and choral music, and educator (Carnegie Institute, 1946-76), dies at 72
  • Oct 30 Terry Southern, writer, dies at 71
  • Oct 31 Alan Bush, British composer pianist and teacher, dies at 94
  • Oct 31 Derek Anthony Enright, British Labour politician, dies at 60
  • Oct 31 Dr. Hepcat [Lavad Durst], American blues piano player and singer-songwriter, radio DJ and baseball broadcaster, dies at 82
  • Oct 31 Henry A Walter Richard Percy, 11th Duke of Northumberland, dies at 42
  • Oct 31 Leonard Ernest John Chant, social worker, dies at 57
  • Oct 31 Lloyd Lambert, American bassist (Guitar Slim), dies at 67
  • Oct 31 Lou Levy, American 'Tin Pan Alley' music publisher (Leeds Music Corp - Sammy Cahn, Adler & Ross, Bob Dylan), dies at 84
  • Oct 31 Rosalind Cash, American actress (Emma-Go Tell It on the Mountain), dies of cancer at 56
  • Oct 31 Wallace Edward Rowling, Prime Minister of NZ (1974-1975), dies at 68
  • Nov 1 Alun Pask, Welsh rugby union flanker (26 caps; British Lions 8 caps; Abertillery), dies at 58
  • Nov 1 Brian Lenihan, snr, Irish politician and minister, dies at 64
  • Nov 1 Desmond Shawe-Taylor, British critic and writer (co-author of The Record Guide), dies at 88
  • Nov 1 James Ralph Darling, teacher, dies at 96
  • Nov 1 Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author, dies at 53
  • Nov 2 Alvaro Gomez Hurtado, Columbian politician (helped write Colombian Constitution), assassinated at 76
  • Nov 2 Bill Blair, American auto racer (NASCAR pioneer; 54 top-10 finishes), dies at 84
  • Nov 2 Florence Greenberg, record company founder, dies at 82
  • Nov 2 Gilbert "Gil" Lamb, American actor (Hit Parade of 1947, Riding High), dies at 91
  • Nov 2 Ivan Metropolitan Ioann Snychev, Russian Orthodox Priest, dies at 68
  • Nov 2 Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist, dies at 83
  • Nov 3 Arthur George Bottomley, politician, dies at 88
  • Nov 3 Eddie Pola [Sidney Edward Pollacsek], American radio and TV producer, and lyricist ("The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"; "I Love The Way You Say Goodnight"), dies at 88
  • Nov 3 Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician and President of the Canadian Medical Association, dies at 108
  • Nov 3 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 3 John Orchard, British actor (Capone, M*A*S*H), dies at 66
  • Nov 4 Edward "Eddie" Egan, American actor (The French Connection, Joe Forrester), dies of cancer at 65
  • Nov 4 Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher (Difference and Repetition), dies at 70
  • Nov 4 Marti Caine [Lynne Stringer], British comedienne, singer and television host, dies of lymphatic cancer at 50
  • Nov 4 Paul Eddington, British actor (Devil Rides Out, Yes Minister), dies at 68

Yitzhak RabinYitzhak Rabin (1922-1995)

Nov 4 Prime Minister of Israel (1974-77 and 1992-95) and 1994 Nobel Peace Prize winner, assassinated by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir at 73

  • Nov 5 Laura Weber, TV Host, dies at 70
  • Nov 6 Aneta Corsaut, American actress (Helen Crump-The Andy Griffith Show; Jane-The Blob), dies of cancer at 62
  • Nov 6 Philip Rawson, English curator, artist and teacher, dies at 71
  • Nov 6 Stanley Oliphant Stewart, librarian, dies at 82
  • Nov 7 Jerry Daniels, singer/guitarist, dies at 79
  • Nov 7 John Patrick, American screenwriter and playwright (Pulitzer Prize 1954), commits suicide at 90
  • Nov 7 Melvin "Slappy" White, American comedian and actor, dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Nov 8 Country Dick Montana [Daniel McLain], American rock drummer and vocalist (The Beat Farmers - "Happy Boy"), dies on stage during a performance in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada at age 40
  • Nov 8 Neil Blaney, Irish politician, dies at 73
  • Nov 9 F. G. Emmison, British archivist and historian, dies at 88
  • Nov 10 Boty Goodwin, British artist, dies at 29
  • Nov 10 Clairmonte Depeiaza, West Indian cricketer (world record partnership v Aust 1955), dies at 67
  • Nov 10 Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian writer and environmentalist, dies at 54
  • Nov 10 Margaret Annie Nan Macdonald, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • Nov 11 Charles Scribner Jr [IV}, American literary publisher, dies at 74
  • Nov 11 Corneliu Coposu, Romanian politician (Christian Democratic National Peasants' Party), dies while undergoing treatment for lung cancer at 79
  • Nov 11 Jean-Louis Curtis [Albert Laffitte], French novelist (The Forests of the Night), dies at 78
  • Nov 11 Kenneth S. Goldstein, American folklorist and record producer, dies at 68
  • Nov 11 René Wellek, Czech-American writer (Concepts of Criticism), dies at 92
  • Nov 12 Curley Fox, American fiddler, dies at 85
  • Nov 12 Jack Mann, British fighter pilot and hostage, kidnapped by Islamists in Lebanon in May 1989, dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Ralph Hunsecker Blane, American songwriter (with HughMartin - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"; "The Trolley Song"), dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Sir Robert Stephens, British actor (Uncle Kurt-Holocaust, Chaplin, QB VII, Cleopatra), dies from complications of surgery at 64
  • Nov 14 Eddie Ballantine, American orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club), dies at 88
  • Nov 14 Jack Finney, American sci-fi and thriller author (The Body Snatchers, Time and Again), dies of pneumonia at 84
  • Nov 14 John Lee Admiral-Barber, dies at 90
  • Nov 14 Les Horvath, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback and halfback (Heisman Trophy 1944; first Ohio State player to win the award; National C'ship 1942), dies of heart failure at 74
  • Nov 15 Billy Hughes, British educationist and Labour Party politician, dies at 81
  • Nov 15 Eve Perrick, journalist, dies at 78
  • Nov 15 Kristian Lundin, record producer, dies at 22
  • Nov 16 Gwyn A. Williams, Welsh historian and socialist, dies at 70
  • Nov 17 Alan Hull, British folk singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Lindisfarne - "Lady Eleanor"), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • Nov 17 Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng, dies at 66
  • Nov 17 John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist, dies at 88
  • Nov 17 Marguerite Young, writer, dies at 87
  • Nov 17 Pete Welding, American music writer (Down Beat), musicologist (Testament Records), and jazz and blues record producer (Doug Quattlebaum), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Nov 18 Miron Grindea, literary editor, dies at 86
  • Nov 18 Ted Sannella, square dance caller, dies of cancer
  • Nov 19 Bruce Trent [William Butters], British singer and actor (The Passing Show, Band Waggon), dies at 83
  • Nov 19 Gwen Swire, British social worker, dies at 61
  • Nov 19 Martha Hill, American modern dancer and teacher (Juilliard), dies at 94
  • Nov 19 Shirley Bergeron, American Cajun singer and guitarist, dies at 62
  • Nov 20 Ahmed Abel-Wadoud Karadawi, Sudanese academic/activist, dies at 50
  • Nov 20 Robie Macauley, American editor (Houghton Mifflin) and novelist (A Secret History of Time to Come), dies of lymphoma at 76
  • Nov 20 Sergei Grinkov, Russian figure skater (with Ekaterina Gordeeva - Pairs World Championship, 1986-87, 1989-90; Olympic gold, 1988 & 94), dies at 28 of a heart attack on the practice rink in Lake Placid, New York,
  • Nov 21 Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer, dies at 81
  • Nov 21 George Ivan Smith, diplomat, dies at 80
  • Nov 21 Noel Jones, British diplomat (b. 1940)
  • Nov 21 Peter Grant, English rock band manager (Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Nov 21 Smilin' Jim Eames, singer/songwriter, dies at 71
  • Nov 22 Ambrose Sam, American Creole accordionist, dies at 76
  • Nov 22 Edna Deane, British ballroom dancer, choreographer and drama teacher, dies at 90
  • Nov 22 John Putz, journalist, dies at 89
  • Nov 22 Johnnie Tillmon, civil rights activist (National Welfare Rights Association), dies at 69
  • Nov 22 Norman Potter, English cabinetmaker, designer and writer, dies at 72
  • Nov 23 Frank Hammond, tennis umpire, dies of ALS at 66
  • Nov 23 Junior Walker [Autry Mixon, Jr], American tenor saxophonist ("Shotgun"; "(I'm a) Road Runner"), dies of cancer at 64
  • Nov 23 Louis Malle, French film director (Pretty Baby), dies at 63
  • Nov 24 Jeffrey Lynn [Ragnar Godfrey Lind], American actor (Four Daughters, Roaring Twenties), dies from natural causes at 86
  • Nov 24 Stuart Henry, disc jockey, dies at 53
  • Nov 24 Woytec Lowski [Woiciech Wiesidlowski], Polish dancer and ballet master, dies at 56
  • Nov 26 Charles Warrell, English schoolteacher and creator of the I-Spy books, dies at 106
  • Nov 26 David Briggs, American record producer (Neil Young; Nils Lofgren), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • Nov 26 Max Fernandez, businessman/politician, dies at 52