On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1996 (Part 6)

Deaths 1001 - 1,186 of 1,186

  • Oct 28 Jack Tinker, British drama critic, dies at 58
  • Oct 28 Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor (The Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87
  • Oct 28 William Downie Forrest, journalist, dies at 94
  • Oct 29 Patricia Ticia Anne Ingrams, broadcaster, dies at 50
  • Oct 29 Patrick Johnson, English physicist, dies at 92
  • Oct 29 J. Edward Day, 55th U.S. Postmaster General (1961), dies at 82
  • Oct 30 Alexander d'Arbeloff, entrepreneur, dies at 101
  • Oct 30 Leon Lewis, US radio talk show host (WMCA, 1970-80), dies at 81
  • Oct 30 Rohan Butler, historian, dies at 79
  • Oct 30 John Young, Scottish actor and TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 80
  • Oct 31 Andrew Hutchings, British trade union leader, dies at 88
  • Oct 31 John Gorman, printer and socialist historian, dies at 66
  • Oct 31 Peter Doig, British Labour Party politician, dies at 85
  • Oct 31 Arthur Peterson, American actor (Soap, Mission: Impossible, Crisis), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • Nov 1 J. R. [Junius Richard] Jayawardene, 2nd President of Sri Lanka (1978-89) and 7th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1977-78), dies at 90
  • Nov 1 Maati Bouabid, Prime Minister of Morocco (1979-83), dies at 68
  • Nov 2 Christ Prater, English screenprinter, dies at 72
  • Nov 2 Eva Cassidy, American singer, dies of cancer at 33

Toni Stone

Nov 2 Toni Stone, American baseball second baseman (first woman to play in men's Negro League), dies at 75

  • Nov 3 Bernard Frank, French oriental scholar and writer, dies at 69
  • Nov 3 Barry Porter, British lawyer and Conservative Party politician, dies at 57

Jean-Bédel Bokassa

Nov 3 Jean-Bédel Bokassa, President (1966-1977) and later Emperor (1977-1979) of the Central African Republic, dies of a heart attack at 75

  • Nov 3 Abdullah Çatlı, a Turkish nationalist and neofascist activist (b. 1956)
  • Nov 4 Robert Rapoport, American social anthropologist, dies at 72
  • Nov 5 Eddie Harris, American jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 62
  • Nov 5 Lars-Ake Nilsson, diplomat, dies at 53
  • Nov 5 Paula Hinton, English ballet dancer, dies at 72
  • Nov 6 Mario Savio, American political activist, dies of heart attack at 53
  • Nov 6 Patience Edney, British nurse and communist, dies at 85
  • Nov 6 Tommy Lawton, footballer, dies at 80
  • Nov 7 Bryan Keith-Lucas, British political scientist, dies at 84
  • Nov 7 Claude Ake, political scientist, dies at 57
  • Nov 7 Michael Fenton Haddon, mining engineer, dies at 81
  • Nov 7 Jaja Wachuku, Nigerian Lawyer and First Foreign Affairs Minister (b. 1918)
  • Nov 8 Edward Albert Radice, British economist, dies at 89
  • Nov 8 Peter Fowler, British physicist who studied cosmic rays and radiation, dies at 73
  • Nov 8 Gino Marinuzzi, Jr., Italian-American conductor, symphonic and film score composer (Le Carrosse d’or), and electronic music pioneer (Fonosynth), dies at 76
  • Nov 9 Frederic Lipmann, French watchmaker, dies at 91
  • Nov 9 Roger Makins, diplomat, dies at 92
  • Nov 10 Beecher Moore, British sailor, dies at 88
  • Nov 10 Hugo Buchthal, art historian, dies at 87
  • Nov 10 Marjorie Proops, British journalist (Daily Mirror), and advice columnist (Dear Marje), dies at 85
  • Nov 11 Jo Baker, American blues-rock vocalist (Elvin Bishop), dies of liver disease at 48
  • Nov 12 Don Kenyon, English cricketer, dies at 72
  • Nov 12 Gwen Catley, English soprano, dies at 90
  • Nov 12 John Hardbattle, Botswana bushman activist (First People of the Kalahari), dies of cancer at 51
  • Nov 13 Kenneth Watkins, British woodland conservationist and founder (The Woodland Trust), dies at 86
  • Nov 13 Swami Rama, Himalayan yoga master (b. 1925)
  • Nov 13 Bill Doggett, American jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • Nov 14 Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, Lloyd's of London underwriter, dies at 77
  • Nov 14 Joseph Bernardin, cardinal Archbishop of Chicago, dies at 68
  • Nov 14 Liz Knights, English book publisher (Victor Gallancz) dies of cancer at 41
  • Nov 14 Vera von der Heydt, German psychoanalyst, dies at 96
  • Nov 14 Virginia Cherrill, American actress (City Lights; Lake Extra; Brat), dies at 88
  • Nov 15 Alger Hiss, former alleged spy/lawyer, dies at 92
  • Nov 16 George Byatt, Scottish playwright (The Clyde Is Red), dies at 73
  • Nov 16 Jack Popplewell, British composer and playwright (If I Should Fall In Love Again), dies at 87
  • Nov 16 John Reginald Bevins, British Conservative politician, dies at 88
  • Nov 17 Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator, dies at 45
  • Nov 17 Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster, dies at 54
  • Nov 18 David Herbert, publisher, dies at 69
  • Nov 18 John Vassall, British spy and civil servant (spied for Soviet Union), dies at 72
  • Nov 18 Douglas Guest, British organist (For the Fallen), dies at 80
  • Nov 19 Denis Jenkinson, British motor racing journalist, dies at 74
  • Nov 19 Edward Kassner, Austrian-born music publisher, dies at 76
  • Nov 19 Ian Bancroft, British civil servant (Head of the UK Civil Service), dies at 73
  • Nov 19 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, Indian journalist and diplomat, dies at 90
  • Nov 20 Bert Geoffrey Achong, Trinidadian pathologist and inventor (electron microscopist), dies at 67
  • Nov 21 Bernard Rose, British organist, soldier, composer, and academic, dies at 80
  • Nov 21 Virginia Downing, actress (Gig, Butterfield 8), dies at 92
  • Nov 21 Abdus Salam, Pakistani theoretical physicist (1979 Noble Prize for Physics - electroweak unification theory), dies at 70
  • Nov 22 Maria Casares [Pérez], Spanish-French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice), dies at 73
  • Nov 22 Mark Lenard, American actor (Sarek-Star Trek), dies of cancer at 72
  • Nov 22 Terence Donovan, English fashion photographer, film and video director, commits suicide at 60
  • Nov 23 Art Porter, saxophonist, dies at 35
  • Nov 23 George Nicholas, cartoon animator, dies at 85
  • Nov 23 Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photojournalist, dies at 53
  • Nov 23 Ralph Tubbs, architect, dies at 84
  • Nov 23 Idries Shah, Indian author and Sufi teacher, dies at 72
  • Nov 24 Edison Vasalievich Denisov, Russian avant-garde composer (Sun of the Incas), dies at 67
  • Nov 24 Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist, dies at 76
  • Nov 24 Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet (Poems to Eimhir and Other Poems), dies at 85
  • Nov 25 Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer, dies at 79
  • Nov 25 Michael Economides, restaurateur, dies at 86
  • Nov 26 May Moxon, Scottish dance producer, dies at 91
  • Nov 26 Hans Klein, politician, dies at 65
  • Nov 26 Dame Joan Hood Hammond, Australian operatic soprano, dies at 84
  • Nov 26 Michael Bentine, British author/comedian (Reluctant Jester), dies at 74
  • Nov 26 Paul Rand, graphic designer, dies at 82
  • Nov 27 George Ernest Leslie, trade union official, dies at 76
  • Nov 28 Anna Pollak, English mezzo-soprano, dies at 84
  • Nov 28 Don McNeill, American tennis player (French C'ship 1939, US Nat C'ship 1940), dies of pneumonia at 78
  • Nov 29 Dan Flavin, American minimalist sculptor, dies at 63
  • Nov 30 Koji Kobayashi, industrialist, dies at 89
  • Nov 30 Tiny Tim [Herbert Khaury], American musician ("Tiptoe Through The Tulips"), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Dec 1 Babrak Karmal, Afghan politician (General Secretary 1979-86), dies at 67
  • Dec 1 Irving Gordon, American songwriter ("Unforgettable"; "Me, Myself, And I"), dies of multiple myeloma cancer at 81
  • Dec 3 Babrak Karmal, Prime Minister of Afghanistan (1980-81), dies
  • Dec 3 Det Glynn, teacher/anti-apartheid activist, dies at 84
  • Dec 3 George Duby, historian, dies at 77
  • Dec 4 Basil Nield, British judge and politician (Conservative Party), dies at 83
  • Dec 4 Muriel Monkhouse, Red Cross worker, dies at 86
  • Dec 4 Willard Parker, American actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman), dies at 84
  • Dec 5 Peter Hall, British folklorist and musician, dies at 60
  • Dec 5 Wilf Carter, country singer, dies at 91
  • Dec 6 Bryan Clieve Roberts, English lawyer and colonial administrator (instrumental in Malawi transition to independence), dies at 83

Pete Rozelle

Dec 6 Pete Rozelle, American football executive (NFL Commissioner 1960-89), dies of brain cancer at 70

  • Dec 6 (John) Trevor Key, British photographer and graphic designer, t known for his work for album cover art (Mike Oldfield; Phil Collins; New Order; OMD), dies of a brain tumor at 48
  • Dec 7 Eugene Izzi, mystery writer, hangs himself at 43
  • Dec 7 Jose Donoso, Chilean writer (The Place Without Limits), dies at 72
  • Dec 8 Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Ed Harding-Another World), dies at 46
  • Dec 8 Marin Sorescu, Romanian poet, playwright and artist (Iona, House under surveillance), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Dec 9 Alain Poher, French politician and President of the European Parliament (1966-69), dies at 87
  • Dec 9 Anne Bolt, photo-journalist and trade unionist, dies at 84
  • Dec 9 Ivor Roberts-Jones, British sculptor (known for sculpted heads of Yehudi Menuhin and George Thomas), dies at 83
  • Dec 9 Mary Leakey, British archaeologist and anthropologist, discovered earliest human footprints (3.6 million years old), dies at 83
  • Dec 9 Raphael Samuel, British Marxist historian, dies at 61
  • Dec 9 Patty Donahue, American new wave rock singer (The Waitresses - "I Know What Boys Like"; "Christmas Wrapping), dies of lung cancer at 40
  • Dec 10 Faron Young, American country singer ("Hello Walls"; "It's Four in the Morning"), and actor (Hidden Guns; Daniel Boone, Trailblazer), commits suicide at 64
  • Dec 10 John Duffey, bluegrass guitarist, dobro, and mandolin player (Country Gentlemen), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Dec 11 Herbert Sally Frankel, South African born economist, dies at 93
  • Dec 11 Robert Bromston Thesiger Daniell, English soldier, dies at 95
  • Dec 11 W. G. G. Duncan-Smith, British WWII fighter pilot, dies at 82
  • Dec 11 William Rushton, actor, author and cartoonist (TW3, Private Eye), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Dec 12 Gerald Ian Lacey, architect/town planner, dies at 70
  • Dec 12 Jack Perry, businessman, dies at 81
  • Dec 12 Jean-Pierre Guerlain, cosmetics pioneer, dies at 91
  • Dec 12 Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher, dies at 77
  • Dec 12 Vance Packard, American journalist and writer (The Hidden Persuaders), dies at 82
  • Dec 12 Larry Gates, American actor (Guiding Light, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Body Snatchers), dies of leukemia at 81
  • Dec 13 Cao Yu, Chinese dramatist (Peking Man), dies at 86
  • Dec 13 Charles Edwin Molnar, computer pioneer, dies at 61
  • Dec 13 Edward Blishen, English author (The God Beneath the Sea), dies at 76
  • Dec 13 Mae Barnes {Stith], American dancer and jazz singer ("The Sunny Side Of The Street"), dies of cancer at 89 (or older, year of birth disputed)
  • Dec 14 Norman Hackforth, British musician & radio broadcaster (Noel Coward; Twenty Questions), dies at 88
  • Dec 15 Gerald Moverley, first Bishop of the Diocese of Hallam in Yorkshire, dies at 74
  • Dec 15 Guiseppe Dossetti, Italian politician (drafted Italian constitution) and priest, dies at 83
  • Dec 15 Tristan Keuris, Dutch composer (Sinfonia) dies at 50
  • Dec 16 Laurens Jan van der Post, South African writer, explorer and conservationist, dies at 90
  • Dec 16 Jean-Pierre Levy, French resistance leader during WWII, dies at 85
  • Dec 16 Joe Coral [Joseph Kagarlitski], British bookmaker (Gala Coral Group), dies at 92
  • Dec 16 Quentin Bell, artist author/teacher, dies at 86
  • Dec 17 Elizabeth Hill, Russian-English teacher of Salvonic languages, dies at 96
  • Dec 17 Francesco Siciliani, Italian opera administrator, dies at 85
  • Dec 17 Irving Caesar, American songwriter ("Sometimes I'm Happy"), dies at 101
  • Dec 17 Ruby Murray, Irish singer ("Heartbeat"; "Softly, Softly"), dies of liver cancer at 61
  • Dec 17 Stanko Todorov, Bulgarian communist politician, Prime Minister of Bulgaria (1971-81), dies at 76
  • Dec 17 Wayne Barlow, American composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 17 Lawrie Miller, New Zealand cricket batsman (13 Tests), dies at 73
  • Dec 18 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), dies at 74
  • Dec 19 Ronald Howard, British actor (Naked Edge; Come September; Murder She Said), dies at 78
  • Dec 19 Yuli Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist and "chief nuclear weapon designer" for the Soviet Union, dies at 92
  • Dec 19 Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (8½; La Dolce Vita; Dark Eyes; The Pizza Triangle), dies of pancreatic cancer at 72
  • Dec 20 Amata Kabua, President of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies
  • Dec 20 Carl Sagan, American scientist, astronomer, author, (Contact), dies at 62
  • Dec 20 Roger Peacock, English writer (Thursday is missing, dies at 76
  • Dec 21 Margaret E Rey, author of children's books, dies at 90
  • Dec 21 Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant, patron of the arts, dies at 96
  • Dec 21 Barry Gray [Bernard Yaroslaw], American radio personality and interviewer (started call-in radio), dies at 80
  • Dec 22 Hetta Empson, South African-British artist, dies at 81
  • Dec 23 Rina Ketty [Cesarina Picchetto], Italian singer (J'attendrai), dies at 85
  • Dec 23 Ronnie Scott [Schatt], British jazz saxophonist and club-owner, dies at 69
  • Dec 23 Krešimir Fribec, Croatian composer, dies at 88
  • Dec 24 Edward Leadbitter, politician, dies at 77
  • Dec 24 Nguyen Huu Tho, President of Vietnam (1980-81), dies
  • Dec 24 Peter Dormer, arts writer, dies at 47
  • Dec 25 Jon Benet Ramsey, Colorado child beauty queen, murdered at 6
  • Dec 25 Rupert John, gov-gen of Grenadines (1970-76), dies
  • Dec 27 Johnny Heartsman [Eastman], American R&B, soul and electric blues session musician and songwriter, dies of a stroke at 60
  • Dec 29 Alma Birk, journalist/politician, dies at 77
  • Dec 29 Mireille Hartuch, singer/songwriter, dies at 90
  • Dec 29 Oswald Szemerényi, Hungarian linguist, dies at 83
  • Dec 29 Peggy (Margaret McCrorie) Herbison, politician, dies at 89
  • Dec 29 Robert Morris, American lawyer, dies at 81
  • Dec 29 Pennar Davies, Welsh poet, author and theologian, dies at 85
  • Dec 29 Daniel Mayer, French journalist and resistance fighter, dies at 87
  • Dec 30 (Marvin John) "Jack" Nance, American stage & screen actor (Eraserhead; Twin Peaks), dies at 53
  • Dec 30 Lew Ayres, American actor (All Quiet on Western Front; Holiday; Dr. Kildare (films); Johnny Belinda), dies at 88
  • Dec 30 Robert Grant Ferris, British politician, dies at 89
  • Dec 31 61 law enforcement officers, killed by felons in US this year
  • Dec 31 Ann Susan Hills, freelance journalist, dies at 55
  • Dec 31 David Sinclair, actor (Love & Hate), dies at 62
  • Dec 31 Frederico Davia, opera singer, dies at 63
  • Dec 31 Michael Roberts, English historian, dies at 88
  • Dec 31 Philip Manson-Bahr, English zoologist and specialist in tropical medicine, dies at 85
  • Dec 31 Wesley Addy, American actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Bostonians, Loving), dies at 83