Famous People Who Died in 1996 (Part 5)

Deaths 801 - 1,000 of 1,195

  • Aug 21 Sidney George Gray, company secretary, dies at 82
  • Aug 22 David Donaldson, Painter and Limner to Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland, dies at 80
  • Aug 22 Mareo Ishiketa, Japanese composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 22 Robin Lorimer, Scottish publisher (New Testament from Greek into Scots), dies at 77
  • Aug 22 William James Millar Mackenzie, Scottish political scientist, dies at 87
  • Aug 24 Ahmed Bahauddin, journalist, dies at 69
  • Aug 24 Emile Noel, international civil servant, dies at 73
  • Aug 24 John Christopherson, English artist and collector, dies at 75
  • Aug 24 Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss, journalist/travel writer, dies at 42
  • Aug 25 Dai Houying, writer, dies at 58
  • Aug 25 Erskine Childers, Irish writer and United Nations civil servant official, dies at 67
  • Aug 25 Sylvia Fisher, Australian operatic soprano (Albert Herring Opera), dies at 86
  • Aug 26 Alejandro Agustín Lanusse, President of Argentina (1971-73), dies at 77
  • Aug 26 Baron Baker, Jamaican-British anti-racism activist, dies at 71
  • Aug 26 Catherine Hall, British nurse who raised the professional profile of nursing and to establish its central role in health care, dies at 73
  • Aug 27 Abram Games, British graphic artist ("Blonde Bombshell" ATS poster), dies at 82
  • Aug 27 Alexander Lanusse, military President of Argentina (1971-73), dies
  • Aug 27 Greg Morris, American actor (Mission: Impossible), dies of a brain tumor at 62
  • Aug 27 Waldo Wedel, American Archaeologist (Great Plains prehistoric cultures), dies at 87
  • Aug 28 Al Zarilla, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1948; St. Louis Browns), dies of cancer at 77
  • Aug 28 Lynda Carr, educationist, dies at 50
  • Aug 28 Phyllis Pearsall, painter/writer, dies at 89
  • Aug 29 Tera de Marez Oyens, Dutch composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 30 Christine Pascal, French actress and director (Smile, Elsa), commits suicide at 43
  • Aug 30 José Toribio Merino, Chilean admiral (one of the principal leaders of the 1973 Chilean coup d'état), dies at 80
  • Aug 31 David Pollock, Viscount Hanworth, British barrister, dies at 80
  • Aug 31 David Scott, British priest, Chaplain to the Queen, dies at 72
  • Aug 31 Harald Penrose, British test pilot, dies at 92
  • Aug 31 Milt Larkin, American jazz trumpeter and band leader, dies at 85
  • Sep 1 Charles Daniels, archaeologist, dies at 63
  • Sep 1 George Levy, English antique dealer, heritage campaigner, dies at 69
  • Sep 1 Karl Kehrle, Benedictine monk and beekeeper, dies at 98
  • Sep 1 Vagn Holmboe, Danish neo-classical composer (Sinfonia rustica), dies at 86
  • Sep 2 Cyril Reuben, Welsh classical and session violinist (London Symphony), dies at 69
  • Sep 2 Emily Kngwarreye, artist, dies at 86
  • Sep 2 Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West, dies at 71
  • Sep 2 Ljuba Welitsch, opera singer, dies at 83
  • Sep 2 Otto Luening, German American conductor, composer and electronic music pioneer (Sonority Canon), dies at 96
  • Sep 2 Paddy Clift, cricketer (Rhod & Leicester all-rounder 1970-88), dies
  • Sep 3 John Cheek, Falkland Islands advocate, dies at 56
  • Sep 3 Julian Amery, British conservative politician and minister, dies at 77
  • Sep 3 Robert Croften Brown, politician, dies at 75
  • Sep 4 Sam Cook, English cricketer (Gloucestershire slow bowler with one Test for England), dies at 75
  • Sep 5 Leonard Katzman, TV producer, dies at 69
  • Sep 5 Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby intl/journalist, dies at 67
  • Sep 5 Rose Isabel Williams, sister of Tennessee Williams, dies at 86
  • Sep 7 Niccolo Castiglioni, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • Sep 8 Elizabeth Eyre de Lanaux, designer artist/writer, dies at 102
  • Sep 9 Bill Monroe, American singer known as the "Father of Bluegrass" ("Blue Moon of Kentucky"), dies at 84
  • Sep 9 Jack Pepys, immunologist, dies at 82
  • Sep 9 Ruggero Mastroianni, Italian film editor (Giulietta degli spiriti), dies at 66
  • Sep 10 Hans List, Austrian scientist and inventor, dies at 100
  • Sep 10 Ray Coleman, British author (biographies of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Brian Epstein, and Phil Collins), and music journalist (Melody Maker), dies at 59
  • Sep 11 Guido Aristarco, Italian film critic, dies at 77
  • Sep 11 Joanne Dru [LaCock], American actress (Red River, All the King's Men), dies of lymphedema at 73
  • Sep 12 Ernesto Geisel, 29th President of Brazil (1974-79), dies at 89
  • Sep 12 Geoffrey Bryan Bentley, Canon of Windsor and moral theologian, dies at 87
  • Sep 12 James Gulliver, Scottish businessman (Argyll Foods), dies at 66
  • Sep 12 Lloyd Turner, journalist (Daily Express), dies at 57
  • Sep 12 Oscar Michael Moore, journalist, dies at 36
  • Sep 12 Ricardo López, Uruguayan-born American stalker of Björk, commits suicide aged 21
  • Sep 12 Richard Barrer, New Zealand-born chemist (father of zeolite chemistry), dies at 86
  • Sep 12 Richard Maling Barrer, chemist, dies at 86
  • Sep 12 Toma Prošev, Macedonian composer, and pedagogue, dies at 64
  • Sep 13 Anthony Nicholas Maria Wahl, American historian, dies at 68
  • Sep 13 Cesar Mendoza, general of Military junta of Chile (1973-85), dies at 78
  • Sep 13 Jane Baxter, British actress (We Live Again, Blossom Time), dies at 87
  • Sep 13 Silas Roy Crain, American singer, Founder of Soul Stirrers Gospel Quartet, dies at 85

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur (1971-1996)

Sep 13 American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), dies of internal bleeding after a drive-by shooting at 25

  • Sep 14 Clive Beadon, British RAF Wing Commander and pilot (WWII), dies at 77
  • Sep 14 Joe Elsby Martin, boxing coach, dies at 80
  • Sep 14 Juliet Prowse, English-South African stage and screen actress and dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies of pancreatic cancer. at 59
  • Sep 15 Brother Eugene Gerard Salois, teacher, dies at 76
  • Sep 15 George Scheuer, Austrian writer and journalist, dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), dies at 85
  • Sep 15 Peter Michael Grayson, British showman, dies at 70
  • Sep 16 Andrew MacElhone, British bar owner (Harry's New York - Paris, France), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Sep 16 Gene Nelson [Leander Berg], American screenwriter, director and actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), dies at 76
  • Sep 16 Kai Laursen, Danish concert violinist, dies at 74
  • Sep 16 McGeorge Bundy, US national security advisor (1961-66), dies at 77
  • Sep 17 Jessie Hill, American jazz musician (Ooh Poo Pah Doo), dies at 63

Spiro AgnewSpiro Agnew (1918-1996)

Sep 17 American politician (Vice President, 1969 until resignation over corruption allegations in 1973), dies of leukemia at 77

  • Sep 18 Vera Brodsky Lawrence, American concert pianist (CBS Symphony) and musicologist (Joplin; Gottschalk), dies at 87
  • Sep 19 Douglas Hyde, English political journalist, dies at 85
  • Sep 19 Timothy Nicholson, journalist, dies at 32
  • Sep 20 Max Manus, Norwegian resistance fighter and author who specialized in sabotage during World War II, dies at 81
  • Sep 20 Murtaza Bhutto, Pakistani politician, dies at 42
  • Sep 20 Paul Draper, dancer, dies at 87
  • Sep 20 Paul Erdos, Hungarian mathematician, dies of a heart attack at 83
  • Sep 20 Paul Weston [Wetstein], American pianist and orchestra leader (Jim Nabors Hour, Crescent City Suite), dies from natural causes at 84
  • Sep 21 John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher, dies at 42
  • Sep 21 Julius Silverman, British Labour Party politician, dies at 90
  • Sep 21 Sabine Zlatin, Polish-born French nurse, who tried save Izieu children from Nazis, dies at 89
  • Sep 21 Sulkhan Nasidze, Georgian composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 22 Dorothy Lamour [Mary Kaumeyer], American actress and singer (Road to Bali; My Favorite Brunette), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Sep 22 Ludmilla Chiraeff, Latvian-Canadian ballet dancer, choeographer, and troupe director, dies at 72
  • Sep 22 Mohammed Ben Amhed Abdelghani, Prime Minister of Algeria (1979-84), dies
  • Sep 23 Denis Dowling, New Zealand-born British operatic baritone, dies at 86
  • Sep 23 Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoonist (b. 1933)
  • Sep 23 Jack Newman, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; Test selector 1958-63; president NZ Cricket Council 1964-67), dies at 94
  • Sep 23 Stuart Piggott, British archaeologist best known for his work on prehistoric Wessex, dies at 86
  • Sep 24 Henry Charles Gordon, American engineer and astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 70
  • Sep 24 Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, egyptologist, dies at 87
  • Sep 24 Pavel Anatolievich Sudoplatov, spy, dies at 89
  • Sep 24 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Sep 25 Betty Gathergood, British curator (Dr. Johnson's House), dies at 80
  • Sep 25 Nicu Ceaușescu, youngest child of Romanian Communist Dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and considered the President's heir apparent, dies of cirrhosis at 45
  • Sep 26 Geoffrey Wilkinson, English chemist (1973 Nobel Prize - organometallic compounds), dies at 75
  • Sep 26 George Henderson, Scottish priest (Bishop of Argyll and the Isles from 1977-92), dies at 74
  • Sep 26 Mark Frankel, British actor (Leon the Pig Farmer), dies in a motorcycle accident at 34
  • Sep 27 Mohammad Najibullah, President of Afghanistan (1987-92), executed at 49
  • Sep 28 Bob Gibson, American folk musician, dies at 64
  • Sep 29 Ethel Jane Cain, British telephonist and original UK Speaking Clock voice, dies at 87
  • Sep 29 Leslie Crowther, English comedian and TV host (The pPrice is Right), dies at 63
  • Sep 29 Shūsaku Endō, Japanese writer (Sea & Poison, Silence), dies at 73
  • Sep 30 Aubrey Brabazon, Irish jockey and horse trainer, dies at 76
  • Sep 30 Elizabeth Gille, French writer, translator and editor, dies at 59
  • Sep 30 Frances Lear, American magazine publisher (Lears), dies at 73
  • Sep 30 Kenneth Muir, English scholar, dies at 89
  • Sep 30 Udom Patpongsiri, Thai property developer (Father of the Thai sex industry), dies at 79
  • Oct 1 Patrick McGeown, Irish IRA member and hunger striker, dies at 40
  • Oct 2 Andrey Lukanov, Bulgarian politician (40th Prime Minister of Bulgaria), assassinated at 58
  • Oct 2 Banjo Matthews, American auto racer, owner and constructor (A. J. Foyt, Cale Yarborough), dies of heart and respiratory disease at 64
  • Oct 2 Frida Knight, English Communist activist and author, dies at 85
  • Oct 2 Ivan Mark Waller, English mountaineer, dies at 89
  • Oct 2 Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer (The Last Temptations), dies at 74
  • Oct 2 Robert Bourassa, Prime Minister of Quebec province (1970-76, 85-93), dies at 63
  • Oct 2 Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman, dies at 79
  • Oct 2 Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian, dies at 93
  • Oct 3 Denis Frank Owen, British ecologist and natural historian, dies at 65
  • Oct 3 Eustace Wenworth Roskill, law lord, dies at 85
  • Oct 3 Thomas ap Rees, British botanist, dies in a cycling accident at 65
  • Oct 3 Tony Parker, British oral historian, dies at 73
  • Oct 4 Martyn Harris, journalist, dies at 43
  • Oct 4 Silvio Piola, Italian soccer striker (34 caps, 30 goals; Lazio), dies at 83
  • Oct 4 Tim N Gidal Gidalewitsch, photojournalist, dies at 87
  • Oct 5 Seymour Cray, American inventor (Cray Research, Cray I supercomputer), dies after a car accident at 71
  • Oct 6 Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner, dies at 57
  • Oct 6 Ted Bessell, American director and actor (Don-That Girl, Gomer Pyle- Frankie), dies of an aneurism at 61
  • Oct 7 Charles Wegg Solicitor-Prosser, dies at 86
  • Oct 8 Geoffrey Finsberg, British politician, dies at 70
  • Oct 8 Joseph Roy George Ralston, pilot, dies at 81
  • Oct 8 Susan Gautier-Smith, British TV producer, dies of heart failure at 33
  • Oct 8 Watkins Shaw, British musicologist, dies at 85
  • Oct 8 William Prince, American actor (Spies Like Us, The Stepford Wives, City in Fear), dies at 83
  • Oct 9 Alan Charles Downes, British founder member of Independent Television News and cameraman, dies at 58
  • Oct 9 Harvey Vernon [Chet Smith], American actor (Teen Wolf, Jasper-Carter Country), dies at 69
  • Oct 9 Joachim Wohlgemuth, German writer, dies at 64
  • Oct 9 Nigel Thomas Loveridge Fisher, politician, dies at 83
  • Oct 9 Richard Clarkson, English aeronautical engineer (Hawker Siddeley Trident), dies at 94

Walter KerrWalter Kerr (1913-1996)

Oct 9 American actor, writer (Goldilocks) and Broadway theatre critic, dies of congestive heart failure at 83

  • Oct 10 David Viscott, American psychiatrist and media personality, dies at 58
  • Oct 10 Dick Pickering, British trade unionist, dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Oct 10 Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, British Royal Navy officer, dies at 83
  • Oct 10 John Hillaby, English writer and traveller, dies at 79
  • Oct 10 Siddig El Nigoumi, ceramicist, dies at 65
  • Oct 11 Arthur Walter Lucas, first Chief Restorer of the National Gallery, London, dies at 80
  • Oct 11 Edith Tilton Penrose, American-born British economist (The Theory of the Growth of the Firm), dies at 81
  • Oct 11 Johnny Costa [Costanza], American jazz pianist, celeste and accordion player, and musical director (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood), dies at 74
  • Oct 11 Keith Boyce, West Indian cricketer (West Indies all-rounder 1969-76), dies of chronic cirrhosis of the liver at 53
  • Oct 11 Lars Ahlfors, Finnish mathematician (b. 1907)
  • Oct 11 Terry Patchett, politician, dies at 56
  • Oct 11 William Vickrey, Canadian economist (Nobel 1996), dies at 82
  • Oct 12 David Gilroy Bevan, British politician, dies at 86
  • Oct 12 Jack Robertson, cricketer (Midsex & Eng open bat 11 Tests), dies at 79
  • Oct 12 Pavel Alexandrovich Solovyov, aero-engine designer, dies at 79

René LacosteRené Lacoste (1904-1996)

Oct 12 French tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles, Lacoste clothing), dies of heart failure at 92

  • Oct 12 Trevor Illtyd williams, scientific writer, dies at 75
  • Oct 12 Vernon Elliott, British composer and bassoonist, dies at 84
  • Oct 13 Albert Hughes Williams, Welsh teacher and historian, dies at 89
  • Oct 13 Beryl Reid, British actress (The Killing of Sister George; Smiley's People), dies from pneumonia at 77
  • Oct 13 Henri Nannen, German journalist, dies at 82
  • Oct 14 Laura La Plante, American actress (Show Boat, Scandal) known for her work in the silent film era, dies at 91
  • Oct 14 William John Raff Hooper, British cartoonist (Percy Prune), dies at 80
  • Oct 16 Anthony Griffin, British Royal Navy admiral (Controller of the Navy, 1971–75; chairman of British Shipbuilders 1977–80). dies at 75
  • Oct 16 Eric Malpass, English writer (Pentecost family books), dies at 85
  • Oct 16 Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst and artist, dies at 82
  • Oct 16 James Wild, music teacher, dies at 68
  • Oct 16 Jason Bernard, actor (judge-Liar Liar), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Oct 17 Berthold Goldschmidt, German-British composer and conductor, dies at 93
  • Oct 17 Christopher Acland, English drummer (Lush), takes his own life at 30
  • Oct 18 Guiseppe Panini, industrialist, dies at 71
  • Oct 19 Neville Robinson, English physicist, dies at 71
  • Oct 19 Oliver Charles Anderson, novelist, dies at 84
  • Oct 20 Bill Bedford, British test pilot (pioneered the development of V/STOL aircraft), dies at 75
  • Oct 20 Mary Tuck, British social researcher and civil servant, dies at 68
  • Oct 21 Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist, dies at 71
  • Oct 21 Eric Halsall, sheepdog trial commentator, dies at 76
  • Oct 21 Georgios Zoitakis, leader of Greece (1967-72), dies
  • Oct 21 Robert O'Neill Crossman, politician, dies at 49
  • Oct 21 Wang Li, politician, dies at 78
  • Oct 22 John Bauldie, British music journalist, dies at 47
  • Oct 22 Matthew Harding, businessman/football supporter, dies at 42
  • Oct 23 Alexander Kelly, British pianist and composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 23 Diana Trilling, writer, dies at 91
  • Oct 23 Lin Onus, Australian Aboriginal artist (Michael and I are just slipping down to the pub for a minute), dies at 47
  • Oct 23 Ronald Alfred Gardyne "Rags" Butler, British sailor, dies at 68
  • Oct 24 Arthur Axmann, German Nazi leader, head of the Hitler Youth in (1940-45), dies at 83
  • Oct 24 Bruce Matthews, Australian newspaper executive who worked for Rupert Murdoch, dies at 71 [1]
  • Oct 24 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), dies at 53