On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1997 (Part 4)

Deaths 601 - 635 of 635

  • Dec 23 Austin Whitaker, schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist, dies at 90
  • Dec 23 Brian Malzard Foss, British psychologist, dies at 76
  • Dec 23 Donald Gunn MacRae, British sociologist, dies at 76
  • Dec 23 Hrvoje Horvatic, Croatian video artist, dies at 39
  • Dec 23 Keith Bentley, English international racing cyclist, dies at 72
  • Dec 23 Stanley Cortez, American cinematographer (Magnificent Ambersons), dies at 89
  • Dec 24 Alan Fluck, musical educationalist, dies at 69
  • Dec 24 Anthea Joseph, music producer, dies at 57
  • Dec 24 James Komack, American writer, director and actor (Courtship of Eddie's Father), dies at 67

Person of interestToshiro Mifune

Dec 24 Toshiro Mifune, Japanese writer and actor (Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Shogun), dies at 77

Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
Actor & Writer
Toshiro Mifune
  • Dec 24 Pierre PĂ©ladeau, Canadian businessman and founder of Quebecor, dies at 72
  • Dec 25 Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer, dies at 39
  • Dec 25 Denver Pyle, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, The Andy Griffith Show), dies of lung cancer at 77
  • Dec 25 Giorgio Strehler, Italian opera and theatre director, dies at 76
  • Dec 25 Laurence Gower, academic, dies at 84
  • Dec 26 John Hinde, photographer/circus promoter, dies at 81

  • Dec 26 John Whitley, British air-marshal, dies at 92
  • Dec 26 Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek philosopher and economist, dies at 75
  • Dec 27 Brendan Gill, American critic (The New Yorker), dies at 83
  • Dec 27 Dorothy Stroud, garden historian, dies at 87
  • Dec 27 Ewart Abner, American record label executive, President of Motown Records, manager of Stevie Wonder), dies at 74
  • Dec 27 Tom Hudson, British artist and teacher, dies at 75
  • Dec 27 Billy Wright, Irish Protestant paramilitary leader (b. 1960)
  • Dec 27 Buxton Orr, Anglo-Scottish composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 28 George Fleming, cyclist, dies at 80
  • Dec 28 James Lees-Milne, English writer and architectural historian, dies at 89
  • Dec 28 Ronald Clive Williams, Welsh actor and comedian (Twin Town), dies at 68
  • Dec 28 Henry Barraud, French composer, dies at 97
  • Dec 29 Pat Clarke, British cyclist, dies at 82
  • Dec 30 Shinichi Hoshi, Japanese novelist (b. 1926)
  • Dec 31 76 law enforcement officers, killed by felons in US this year
  • Dec 31 Dominique de Menil, arts patron/human rights advocate, dies at 89
  • Dec 31 Floyd Cramer, American Country Music Hall of Fame pianist ("Last Date"; "On the Rebound"), dies of cancer at 64
  • Dec 31 Billie Dove [Lilian Bohny], American actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride), dies at 96
  • Dec 31 Michael Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy, dies in ski accident at 39