Famous Deaths in 1996 (Part 6)

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  • Oct 30 Leon Lewis, US radio talk show host (WMCA, 1970-80), dies at 81
  • Oct 30 Rohan Butler, historian, dies at 79
  • Oct 31 Andrew Hutchings, teachers' leader, dies at 88
  • Oct 31 Granville James Leveson Gower, land owner, dies at 77
  • 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 Junius Richard Jayawardene, PM of Sri Lanka (1977-78), dies at 90
  • Nov 1 Maati Bouabid, PM of Morroco (1979-83), dies
  • Nov 2 Alvaro Gomez Hurtado, Colombian politician, dies
  • Nov 2 Christ Prater, English screenprinter, dies at 72
  • Nov 2 Eva Cassidy, American singer, dies of cancer at 33

Person of interestToni Stone

Nov 2 Toni Stone, first woman to play professional baseball in a men's league, dies at 75

Baseball Player Toni Stone
Baseball Player
Toni Stone
  • Nov 3 Barry Porter, British lawyer and Conservative Party politician, dies at 57
  • Nov 3 Heather Swift, local councellor, dies at 79

Person of interestJean-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, social anthropologist, dies at 72
  • Nov 5 Eddie Harris, saxophonist/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, economist, dies at 89
  • Nov 8 Peter Fowler, physicist, dies at 73
  • 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, problem page editor, dies at 85
  • Nov 11 Helen Rosenthal, Teacher/health administrator, dies at 47
  • Nov 12 Don Kenyon, cricketer, dies at 72
  • Nov 12 Gwen Catley, soprano, dies at 90
  • Nov 12 John Qace Hardbattle, political activist, dies at 51
  • Nov 13 Kenneth Watkins, woodland conservationist, dies at 86
  • Nov 13 Swami Rama, Himalayan yoga master (b. 1925)

  • Nov 13 Bill Doggett [William Ballard Doggett], American jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • Nov 14 Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, lloyd's underwriter, dies at 77
  • Nov 14 Joseph Bernardin, cardinal Archbishop of Chicago, dies at 68
  • Nov 14 Liz Knights, publisher, dies at 41
  • Nov 14 Vera von der Heydt, psychoanalyst, dies at 96
  • Nov 14 Virginia Cherrill, American actress (Lake Extra, Brat, City Lights), dies at 88
  • Nov 15 Alger Hiss, former alleged spy/lawyer, dies at 92
  • Nov 16 George Byatt, playwright, 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, 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 19 Denis Jenkinson, journalist, dies at 74
  • Nov 19 Edward Kassner, music publisher, dies at 76
  • Nov 19 Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant, dies at 73
  • Nov 19 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat, dies at 90
  • Nov 20 Bert Geoffrey Achong, electron microscopist, dies at 67
  • Nov 21 Bernard Rose, British organist, soldier, composer, and academic, dies at 80
  • Nov 21 Edward George Edwards, chenist, dies at 82
  • Nov 21 Virginia Downing, actress (Gig, Butterfield 8), dies at 92
  • 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 photographer, dies 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 Sayed Idries Shah, thinker, dies at 72
  • Nov 24 Edison Vasalievich Denisov, composer, 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 Joan Hammond, Australian opera singer, 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, mezzo-soprano, dies at 84
  • Nov 29 Dan Flavin, American artist (b. 1933)
  • Nov 30 Dan Flavin, minimalist sculptor, dies at 63
  • Nov 30 Koji Kobayashi, industrialist, dies at 89
  • Nov 30 Paul Derrick, co-operator/Christian socialist, dies at 80
  • Nov 30 Tiny Tim [Herbert Khaury], American musician (Tip Toe), dies at 71
  • Dec 1 Barbak Karmal, politician, dies at 67
  • Dec 1 Irving Gordon, songwriter, dies at 81
  • Dec 2 Penelope Jessel, politcal activist, dies at 76
  • Dec 3 Babrak Karmal, PM 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, folklorist/musician, dies at 60
  • Dec 5 Wilf Carter, country singer, dies at 91
  • Dec 6 Bryan Clieve Roberts, lawyer/civil servant, dies at 83

Person of interestPete Rozelle

Dec 6 [Alvin] Pete Rozelle, NFL commissioner, dies of brain cancer at 70

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • 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, dies at 87
  • Dec 9 Alain Poher, French President of European Parliament (1966-69), dies
  • Dec 9 Anne Bolt, photo-journalist/trade unionist, dies at 84
  • Dec 9 Faron Young, country singer, commits suicide at 64
  • 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 singer (The Waitresses) (b. 1956)
  • Dec 10 Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns), commits suicide at 34
  • Dec 10 John Duffey, bluegrass musician, dies at 62
  • Dec 11 Herbert Sally Frankel, 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 George Rushton, actor, author and cartoonist (TW3), dies 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 Oakley Packard, writer (Hidden Perseuders), 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, writer teacher/broadcaster, dies at 76
  • Dec 13 Mae Barnes, singer, dies at 89
  • Dec 14 Alan Hargreaves, climber, dies at 92
  • Dec 14 Norman Hackforth, broadcaster, dies at 88
  • Dec 15 Gerald Moverley, first Bishop of the Diocese of Hallam in Yorkshire, dies at 74
  • Dec 15 Guiseppe Dossetti, politician/priest, dies at 83
  • Dec 16 Laurens Jan van der Post, South African writer, explorer and conservationist, dies at 90
  • Dec 16 Jean-Pierre Levy, resistance leader, 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, opera administrator, dies at 85
  • Dec 17 Irving Caesar, American songwriter (Sometimes I'm Happy), dies at 101
  • Dec 17 Michael Saunders, barrister, dies at 22
  • Dec 17 Ruby Murray, Irish singer (Softly Softly), dies 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 18 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), dies at 74
  • Dec 19 Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72
  • Dec 19 Ronald Howard, British actor (Naked Edge, Come September, Murder She Said), dies at 78
  • Dec 19 Yuli Borisovich Khariton, scientist, dies at 82
  • 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 22 Hetta Empson, South African-British artist, dies at 81
  • Dec 23 Rina Ketty, singer, dies at 85
  • Dec 23 Ronnie Scott, musician/club-owner, dies at 69
  • 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 29 Alma Birk, journalist/politician, dies at 77
  • Dec 29 Daniel Raphaeautl Mayer, journalist/resistance leader, dies at 86
  • 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, lawyer, dies at 81
  • Dec 29 Willaim Brown, British TV executive, dies at 67
  • Dec 29 William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian, dies at 85
  • Dec 30 Jack Nance, actor (Meatballs 4, Whore, Voodoo), murdered at 53
  • Dec 30 Lew Ayres, American actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Holiday, Dr Kildare), 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, historian, dies at 88
  • Dec 31 Phillip Edmund Clinton Manson-Bahr, tropical mediciner, dies at 85
  • Dec 31 Wesley Addy, American actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Bostonians, Loving), dies at 83