Famous People Who Died in 1996 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 600 of 1,194

  • Apr 26 John Norrie McArthur, British malariologist and microscopist who invented a handheld field microscope, dies at 94 [1]
  • 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 Davis, British radio broadcaster (BBC Children's Hour), dies at 87
  • Apr 29 David William Eric Davis, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • Apr 29 Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist, dies at 71
  • Apr 29 Siti Hartinah, Second First Lady of Indonesia, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia, dies at 72
  • Apr 29 Tony Hymphris, political activist, dies at 45
  • 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 Jeanne Bal, American actress (Pat-Love & Marriage, Star Trek- The Man Trap), dies at 67
  • Apr 30 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, President of Guatemala (1966-70), dies
  • May 1 Asher Wallfish, journalist, dies at 67
  • May 1 Billy Byers, American jazz trombonist and arranger, dies on his 79th birthday
  • May 1 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, German-British film scholar and exhibitor, dies at 74
  • 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 Patsy Montana [Ruby Rose Blevins], American country singer, songwriter and yodeler ("I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart"), dies at 81
  • 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 5 Charles H. Zimmerman, American aeronautical engineer (NACA, NASA), dies at 88 [1]
  • May 5 David Lasser, American science fiction magazine editor (Wonder Stores, 1930-33), writer (The Conquest of Space), and workers' rights activist, dies at 94
  • May 5 Salli Terri [Stella Tirri], Canadian-American Grammy Award-winning pop-classical-folk-exotica singer, arranger, composer (Duets with the Spanish Guitar), musicologist, and educator, dies after a series of strokes at 75
  • May 6 Frank Hercules, Trinidadian-American novelist (On Leaving Paradise; Sunrise at Midnight), and teacher, dies at 85
  • May 6 Geoffrey Dawes, British physiologist, dies at 78
  • May 6 Geoffrey Hodges, bomb disposal expert, dies at 87
  • May 6 Joseph Stone, American lawyer, Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, and labor arbitrator, dies at 79
  • May 6 Leo Joseph Suenens, Belgian Roman Catholic cardinal (Second Vatican Council), dies at 91
  • May 6 Michael Gerzon, British mathematician and audio pioneer (Ambisonics), dies at 50
  • May 7 Albert Meltzer, British anarchist (Anarchist Black Flag), 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 Garth Williams, American illustrator (Charlotte's Web), dies at 84
  • 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 11 Ademir de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team 1945-53), dies at 73
  • May 11 Bruce Boyce, Canadian-American baritone singer, and teacher (Royal Academy - London, England), 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 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, British 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 Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (b. 1910)
  • May 15 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, dies at 71
  • May 15 George Tindley, American soul singer and songwriter, dies at 58
  • 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 Johnny "Guitar" Watson, musician, dies at 61
  • 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 18 Kevin Gilbert, American singer, composer and instrumentalist (Toy Matinee; Tuesday Night Music Club), dies of accidental asphyxiation at 29
  • May 18 Simon Weinstock, English businessman & racehorse owner, dies at 44
  • May 19 Frank Carlson, American jazz and session drummer (Woody Herman, 1937-42 - "The Golden Wedding"), dies at 82
  • May 19 Giovanni "John" Beradino, American MLB infielder (St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians) and actor (General Hospital), dies from pancreatic cancer at 79
  • May 19 Margaret Rawlings, actress (Roman Holiday), dies at 89
  • 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 Jon Pertwee, English actor and entertainer (third Doctor in Doctor Who, Worzel Gummidge), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • 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 Alfred "Lash" LaRue, American actor (Lash of the West, Wyatt Earp), dies of emphysema at 78
  • 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 22 Duncan Montgomery Stewart, academic, dies at 66
  • May 22 Rex Collings, writer/publisher, dies at 70
  • May 23 "Cap'n Jack" McCarthy, American television broadcaster (NYC's St. Patrick Day Parade, 1949-89; kiddie show host (Popeye)), dies of cancer at 81
  • 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 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 Barney Wilen, French tenor, composer and saxophonist, dies of cancer at 59
  • May 25 Bernard Sendall, British deputy director general of British Independent Television Authority and author (Independent Television in Britain), dies at 83
  • May 25 Bradley Nowell, American ska musician (Sublime), dies of a heroin overdose at 28
  • May 25 David W. Howe, American test pilot (X-14) and WWII flying ace, 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, English journalist, dies at 67
  • May 25 Renzo de Felice, Italian historian of Fascism, dies at 67
  • 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 Jimmy Rowles [Hunter], American jazz pianist and composer (The Peacocks), dies of cardiac arrest at 77
  • May 28 John "Jack" Layden, local politician, dies at 70
  • May 28 Sidney Greenbaum, grammarian, dies at 66
  • 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, American acoustic and electric rock bassist (Jerry Garcia), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • May 30 Leon-Etienne Duval, French prelate and cardinal of the Catholic Church in Algeria, dies at 92
  • May 31 Colin Morris, British playwright and documentary filmmaker, dies at 80
  • May 31 Elsbeary Hobbs, American rocker (Drifters), dies at 59
  • May 31 Paul Peter Piech, American-British print artist, dies at 76
  • May 31 Peter Gordon Dorrell, British archaeologist and 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 Alan Blakley, British guitarist and record producer (The Tremeloes - "Here Comes My Baby"; "Silence Is Golden"), dies of cancer at 54
  • 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 Michael Fox, American actor (Perry Mason, Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful), dies at 75
  • 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 Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician, sixth President of India (1977-82), dies at 83
  • Jun 1 Stephen Jones, English art historian, dies of cancer at 41
  • Jun 2 Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (b. 1937)
  • 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 Pilar Lorengar [Lorenza Pilar García], Aragones soprano, dies of cancer at 68
  • Jun 3 Len Creed, British bookmaker (discovered Viv Richards), 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 Kudirat Abiola, wife of Moshood Abiola, is assassinated
  • Jun 4 Tito Okello, president of Uganda (1985-86), dies
  • 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 Kusuo Kitamura, Japanese 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 78
  • Jun 6 Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer, dies at 70
  • 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 Robert Kidd, British marine geoscientist (International Deep Sea Drilling Programme), dies at 49
  • 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 Bert Schierbeek, Dutch writer and poet (Cross Roads), dies at 77
  • 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 10 (Catherine) Jo Van Fleet, American Tony and Academy Award-winning actress (The Trip To Bountiful; East of Eden; Cool Hand Luke), dies at 81 [or 80, birth date disputed]
  • Jun 10 Hugh Mitchell, American politician (Senator-D-Washington 1944-46, Rep-D-Washington 1949-63), dies at 89
  • 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 13 David Nicholls, English Anglican priest, theologian and political theorist, dies at 60
  • Jun 14 Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor, dies at 91
  • Jun 14 Thomas Edward Montgomery, drummer, dies at 73
  • Jun 15 Clare Grundman, American composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 15 Dick Murdoch, professional wrestler (b. 1946)

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Jun 15 American jazz, swing, pop, and blues singer, known as "The First Lady of Song" (Verve "Songbook" series), dies from a stroke at 78 [1]

  • Jun 15 Helen Sinclair Glatz, English composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 15 Jean Gimpel, French author and medievalist, dies at 77
  • 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 16 David Mourao-Ferreira, Portuguese poet and politician, dies at 69
  • Jun 16 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees), dies at 83
  • Jun 17 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher of science (paradigm shift), dies at 73
  • Jun 18 Miriam Gideon, American composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 18 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist, dies at 73
  • 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
  • Jun 20 Irving Krick, meteorologist, dies at 89