On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1996 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 600 of 1,188

  • Apr 23 Jean Victor Allard, Canadian army general, dies at 82
  • Apr 24 Donald Cammell, film director, dies at 62
  • Apr 24 Preston Lockwood [Reginald], British actor (Time Bandits, Jeeves and Wooster), dies of natural causes at 83
  • Apr 25 John Eustace Theodore Brancker, Barbadian lawyer, civil rights activist and parliamentarian, dies at 87
  • Apr 25 John Lorne Campbell, Scottish folklorist, dies at 90
  • Apr 25 Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles (Psycho), dies at 75
  • Apr 26 Burton Stein, American historian, dies at 69
  • Apr 26 Stirling Silliphant, American screenwriter, dies at 78
  • Apr 27 Joan Sterndale-Bennett, British actress (Brighton Rock, Those Fantastic Flying Fools), dies at 82
  • Apr 27 William Egan Colby, C.I.A. director, dies at 76
  • Apr 28 Gilles Grangier, French film director (Archimède le clochard), dies at 84
  • Apr 28 Henry Clarke, American fashion photographer, dies at 78
  • Apr 28 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, Guatemalan politician, dies at 80
  • Apr 28 William Colby, American intelligence officer (CIA Director, 1973-76), dies at 76
  • Apr 29 David William Eric Davis, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • Apr 29 Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist, dies at 71

  • Apr 29 Siti Hartinah Suharto, 2nd First Lady of Indonesia, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia, dies at 72
  • Apr 29 Tony Hymphris, political activist, dies at 45
  • Apr 29 David Davis, British radio broadcaster (BBC Children's Hour), dies at 87
  • Apr 30 David Michael Ifshin, British political campaign organiser, dies at 46
  • Apr 30 David Opatoshu [Opatovsky], American actor and writer (Star Trek, Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), dies at 78
  • Apr 30 Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive, dies at 71
  • Apr 30 Hélène Cordet, French actress (The Limping Man), dies at 78
  • Apr 30 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, President of Guatemala (1966-70), dies
  • Apr 30 Jeanne Bal, American actress (Pat-Love & Marriage, Star Trek- The Man Trap), dies at 67
  • May 1 Asher Wallfish, journalist, dies at 67
  • May 1 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, German-British film scholar and exhibitor, dies at 74
  • May 1 Billy Byers, American jazz trombonist and arranger, dies on his 79th birthday
  • May 2 Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, civil servant, dies at 97
  • May 2 Emile Habibi, Palestinian Israeli writer (The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist), dies at 73
  • May 2 Peter Swales, British soccer executive (Chairman Manchester City FC 1973-93; vice-president English FA), dies at 63
  • May 3 Jack Weston [Weinstein], American actor (Dirty Dancing, The Four Seasons, Rad), dies of lymphoma at 71
  • May 3 Tim Gullikson, American tennis player and coach (Pete Sampras coach 1992-95), dies of cancer at 45
  • May 4 Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist, dies at 87
  • May 4 Stanley William Reed, cineaste, dies at 85
  • May 5 Ai Qing, Chinese poet, dies at 86

  • May 5 Beryl Burton, cyclist, dies at 58
  • May 6 Frank Hercules, writer, dies at 85
  • May 6 Geoffrey Dawes, physiologist, dies at 78
  • May 6 Geoffrey Hodges, bomb disposal expert, dies at 87
  • May 6 Joseph Stone, lawyer, dies at 79
  • May 6 Leon Joseph Suenens, cardinal, dies at 91
  • May 6 Michael Gerzon, British mathematician and audio pioneer (Ambisonics), dies at 50
  • May 6 Leo Joseph Suenens, Belgian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, dies at 91
  • May 7 Albert Meltzer, anarchist, dies at 76
  • May 7 Henry Diamond, Irish Nationalist MP, dies at 87
  • May 7 Howard Smith, British diplomat and Director General of MI5, dies at 76
  • May 8 Jane Cowan, British cello teacher (International Cello Centre), dies at 80
  • May 8 Luis Miguel Domiguin, bullfighter, dies at 69
  • May 8 Serge Chermayeff, Russian-British architect and designer, dies at 95
  • May 8 Garth Williams, American illustrator (Charlotte's Web), dies at 84
  • May 11 Bruce Boyce, Canadian-born American singer & teacher, dies at 85
  • May 11 Joan Thirkettle, British journalist, dies at 48
  • May 11 Malcolm MacEwen, Scottish conservationist & communist activist, dies at 84
  • May 11 Nnamdi Azikiwe, 1st President of Nigeria (1963-66), dies at 91
  • May 11 Walter Hyatt, American singer-songwriter (Uncle Walt's Band), dies in a plane crash in the Florida Everglades at 46

  • May 11 Ademir de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team 1945-53), dies at 73
  • May 12 Hubert William Dean, British air armaments specialist, dies at 84
  • May 12 Rob Hall, New Zealand mountaineer, dies on Mt Everest at 35
  • May 13 John "Jack" Baines, mountaineering publisher, dies at 57
  • May 14 Edward John Gurney, American politician, US senator (1969-74), dies at 82
  • May 14 Qazaleh Alizadeh, writer, dies at 48
  • May 14 Sritharan Jeganathan, cricketer, 1st Sri Lankan Test player to die
  • May 14 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, dies at 98
  • May 15 George M Tindley, songwriter/vocalist, dies at 57
  • May 15 Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (b. 1910)
  • May 15 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, dies at 71
  • May 16 Edward McInnes, German scholar, dies at 60
  • May 16 Jeremy Boorda, U.S. Navy admiral (25th Chief of Naval Operations), commits suicide at 56
  • May 16 Pierre Debizet, resistance fighter/special agent, dies at 72
  • May 17 Rusi Modi, Indian cricketer (736 runs 10 post-war Tests for India), dies at 71
  • May 17 Scott Brayton, American auto racer (4 x top 10 finishes Indianapolis 500; 2 x pole), dies in a practice accident at 37
  • May 17 Willi Daume, German olympic organiser, dies at 82
  • May 17 Willis Conover, American broadcaster (Voice of America), dies at 75
  • May 17 Johnny "Guitar" Watson, musician, dies at 61
  • May 18 Simon Weinstock, English businessman & racehorse owner, dies at 44
  • May 18 Kevin Gilbert, American singer, composer and instrumentalist (Toy Matinee; Tuesday Night Music Club), dies of accidental asphyxiation at 29
  • May 19 Margaret Rawlings, actress (Roman Holiday), dies at 89
  • May 19 Giovanni "John" Beradino, American MLB infielder (St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians) and actor (General Hospital), dies from pancreatic cancer at 79
  • May 20 Jon Pertwee, English actor and entertainer (third Doctor in Doctor Who, Worzel Gummidge), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • May 20 Eric Davidson, comedy scriptwriter, dies at 65

  • May 20 George Malcolm Thomson, British journalist, dies at 96
  • May 20 Jack Wyngaard, South African dancer, dies at 37
  • May 20 Janaki Ramachandran, Indian politician, Chief Minister of Indian state of Tamil Nadu (1988), dies at 72
  • May 20 Julius Marmur, American biochemist and geneticist (DNA research), dies at 70
  • May 20 Lewis B Combs, American civil engineer and US Navy officer (1917-45), founding member and commander of the "Seabees", dies at 101
  • May 21 Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist, dies at 67
  • May 21 Laurence Dowdall, Scottish lawyer, dies at 91
  • May 21 Mary Perot Nichols, American journalist, dies at 79
  • May 21 Peter Fletcher, British orchestral and choral conductor, music educator and author (Roll Over Rock), dies at 60
  • May 21 Alfred "Lash" LaRue, American actor (Lash of the West, Wyatt Earp), dies of emphysema at 78
  • May 22 Duncan Montgomery Stewart, academic, dies at 66
  • May 22 Rex Collings, writer/publisher, dies at 70
  • May 23 Dorothy Hyson, American actress (Ghoul, Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), dies at 81
  • May 23 Kronid Arkadyevich Lyubarsky, human rights activist, dies at 61
  • May 23 Patrick Cargill, British actor (Help!, No Wreath for the General, Hammerhead), dies of a brain tumor at 77
  • May 23 Rob Hall, New Zealand high altitude climber, dies of exposure on Mount Everest at 35
  • May 23 Scott Fischer, American high altitude climber, dies of exposure on Mount Everest at 40
  • May 24 Alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83
  • May 24 Harry Campion, statistician, dies at 91
  • May 24 Jack McCarthy, kiddie show host (Popeye), dies of cancer at 81
  • May 24 Jacob Druckman, American composer (Animus; Windows), dies at 67
  • May 24 John Abbott, British actor (The Jungle Book, Gigi, Smogasboard), dies from cancer at 90
  • May 24 Joseph Mitchell, American writer (Joe Gould's Secret), dies at 87
  • May 25 Bernard Charles Sendall, deputy director general of British Independent Television Authority, dies at 83
  • May 25 David W Howe, test pilot, dies at 77

  • May 25 John Morrison, 1st Baron Margadale, British politician and landowner, last non-royal to be raised to the peerage in UK and landowner, dies at 89
  • May 25 Laurence Marks, journalist, dies at 67
  • May 25 Renzo de Felice, Italian historian of Fascism, dies at 67
  • May 25 Bradley Nowell, American ska musician (Sublime), dies of a heroin overdose at 28
  • May 26 Halka Grossman, Israeli resistance fighter and politician, dies at 76
  • May 26 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, Zairen rock guitarist (Zaika Langa-Langa), dies at 45
  • May 26 Mike Sharperson, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1992; World Series 1988, 95), dies in a car crash at 34
  • May 27 Albert "Pud" Brown, American jazz clarinetist and saxophonist, dies at 79
  • May 27 Ivan Sutton, British classical music concert promoter (City Music Society), dies at 82
  • May 27 Jack Massey, groundsman, dies at 85
  • May 28 Buck Bundy, TV dog (Married with Children), dies at 13
  • May 28 John "Jack" Layden, local politician, dies at 70
  • May 28 Sidney Greenbaum, grammarian, dies at 66
  • May 28 Jimmy Rowles [Hunter], American jazz pianist and composer (The Peacocks), dies of cardiac arrest at 77
  • May 29 Jeremy Sinden, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem), dies at 45
  • May 29 Tamara Toumanova, Georgian-American prima ballerina, dies at 77
  • May 30 Bob Stroup, trombonist, dies at 57
  • May 30 John Cameron, Scottish judge, dies at 96
  • May 30 John Kahn, bassist, dies at 47
  • May 30 Leon-Etienne Duval, French prelate and cardinal of the Catholic Church in Algeria, dies at 92
  • May 31 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker, dies at 80
  • May 31 Elsbeary Hobbs, American rocker (Drifters), dies at 59
  • May 31 Paul Peter Piech, artist, dies at 76
  • May 31 Peter Gordon Dorrell, archaeologist/photographer, dies at 68
  • May 31 Timothy Leary, American psychologist & advocate for psychedelic drug use, dies of cancer at 75

  • May 31 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer, dies at 69
  • Jun 1 Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician, sixth President of India (1977-82), dies at 83
  • Jun 1 Don Grolnick, American jazz pianist, composer and session musician (Brecker Brothers; Linda Ronstadt; James Taylor), dies of non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 48
  • Jun 1 Fernand Schokweiler, judge, dies at 60
  • Jun 1 Ray Combs, American comedian and TV host (Family Feud, 1988-94), commits suicide at 40
  • Jun 1 Robert Arthur Hughes, missionary/surgeon, dies at 85
  • Jun 1 Stephen Jones, English art historian, dies of cancer at 41
  • Jun 1 Michael Fox, American actor (Perry Mason, Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful), dies at 75
  • Jun 1 Alan Blakley, British guitarist and record producer (The Tremeloes - "Here Comes My Baby"; "Silence Is Golden"), dies of cancer at 54
  • Jun 2 John Alton, cinematographer, dies at 94
  • Jun 2 Leon Garield, writer, dies at 74
  • Jun 2 Peter Bird, ocean rower, dies at 49
  • Jun 2 Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (b. 1937)
  • Jun 2 Pilar Lorengar [Lorenza Pilar García], Aragones soprano, dies of cancer at 68
  • Jun 3 Len Creed, bookmaker, dies at 79
  • Jun 3 Peter Glenville, English actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), dies at 82
  • Jun 3 Tito Okello, Ugandan general, dies at 81
  • Jun 4 Tito Okello, president of Uganda (1985-86), dies
  • Jun 4 Kudirat Abiola, wife of Moshood Abiola, is assassinated
  • Jun 5 Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner, dies at 59
  • Jun 5 Vito Scotti [Scozarri], American actor (The Godfather, Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), dies of lung cancer at 78
  • Jun 6 George Snell, genetecist, dies at 92
  • Jun 6 Glyn Worsnip, British radio and television presenter (That's Life!), dies at 57
  • Jun 6 Jean Sinclair, South African campaigner, founder member and first president of the Black Sash in 1955, dies at 88
  • Jun 6 Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer, dies at 70

  • Jun 6 Kusuo Kitamura, Japanese 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 78
  • Jun 7 José María Valverde, Spanish philosopher, poet and translator (La espera, Historia de la literatura universal), dies at 70
  • Jun 7 Noel Walton Bott, engineer, dies at 88
  • Jun 7 Percy Edwards, English entertainer (known for his animal impressions), dies at 88
  • Jun 7 [Francis] Max Factor, American CEO of Max Factor Cosmetics, dies at 91
  • Jun 8 Barry Linehan, actor (Bullseye, Dark Places, Witchcraft), dies at 70
  • Jun 8 Gerry Gomez, cricketer (West Indian captain played 29 Tests), dies
  • Jun 8 Phyllis Stedman, politician, dies at 79
  • Jun 9 Edward Morris Bernstein, economist, dies at 91
  • Jun 9 Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist, dies at 48
  • Jun 9 Walter Pardon, British folk singer and carpenter, dies at 81
  • Jun 9 Bert Schierbeek, Dutch writer and poet (Cross Roads), dies at 77
  • Jun 10 Hugh Burnton Mitchell, US senator, dies at 89
  • Jun 10 Jo Van Fleet, American actress (Cool Hand Luke, Cinderella, East of Eden), dies at 80
  • Jun 10 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Austrian painter, dies at 89
  • Jun 10 Norman Lambert, British restaurateur, dies at 63 (b. 1933)
  • Jun 10 Uno Chiyo, Japanese writer (Confessions of Love), dies at 98
  • Jun 11 Alan Weeks, British sports commentator, dies at 72
  • Jun 11 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], German actress (Gloria, Gold, Metropolis), dies at 90
  • Jun 11 Kevin Meadows, gay rights activist, dies at 21
  • Jun 11 Lonne Elder, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 69
  • Jun 11 Ulysses Dove, American dancer (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), and choreographer (Red Angels), dies of AIDS-related illness at 49
  • Jun 12 Ilona Ference, American actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night), dies at 78
  • Jun 12 MacKenzie John, pipe major, dies at 83
  • Jun 13 David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist, dies at 60

  • Jun 14 Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor, dies at 91
  • Jun 14 Thomas Edward Montgomery, drummer, dies at 73

Person of interestElla Fitzgerald

Jun 15 Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz, swing, pop, and blues singer, known as "The First Lady of Song" (Verve "Songbook" series), dies from a stroke at 78

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
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  • Jun 15 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet, Scottish adventurer, soldier, writer and politician and an inspiration for Ian Flemings James Bond, dies at 85
  • Jun 15 Helen Sinclair Glatz, English composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 15 Jean Gimpel, French author and medievalist, dies at 77
  • Jun 15 Dick Murdoch, professional wrestler (b. 1946)
  • Jun 15 Clare Grundman, American composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 16 David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician, dies at 69
  • Jun 16 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (NY Yankees), dies at 83
  • Jun 17 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher of science (paradigm shift), dies at 73
  • Jun 18 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist, dies at 73
  • Jun 18 Miriam Gideon, American composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 19 Ande Anderson, English opera director, dies at 78
  • Jun 19 G. David Schine, American businessman, dies at 70
  • Jun 19 Harold William Woolhouse, British botanist, dies at 63
  • Jun 19 Henry Ralph Carr, soldier, dies at 82
  • Jun 19 Vivian Ellis, English composer, dies at 91
  • Jun 20 Hellevi Rombin Schine, Miss Universe (1955), dies in plane crash at 64