Famous Deaths in 1998 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 362 of 362

  • Jul 17 Ronald Tremain, New Zealand composer, dies at 74
  • Jul 19 Elmer Valo, baseball player (b. 1921)
  • Jul 20 June Byers, American professional wrestler (b. 1922)
  • Jul 21 Alan Shepard, American astronaut and 1st American in space, dies of leukemia at 74
  • Jul 21 Robert Young, American actor (Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby, M.D.), dies at 91
  • Jul 22 Hermann Prey, German bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • Jul 23 John Hopkins, English TV, film and stage writer (Z-Cars), dies at 67
  • Jul 25 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist, dies at 77
  • Jul 25 Sal Santen, Dutch writer (You Are Jewish People), dies at 82
  • Jul 27 Binnie Barnes, British actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers), dies at 95
  • Jul 27 Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Lenny McLean, English bareknuckle fighter (b. 1949)
  • Jul 29 Jerome Robbins, American choreographer (Tony-West Side Story), dies at 79
  • Jul 30 Buffalo Bob Smith [Robert Emil Schmidt], American TV host (Howdy Doody), dies of cancer at 80
  • Jul 30 David Hunt, British diplomat winner of the BBC's Mastermind television quiz (1977), dies at 84
  • Aug 1 Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (Crimson Pirate), dies at 72

  • Aug 2 Shari Lewis, American puppeteer and ventriloquist (Lamb Chop), dies at 64
  • Aug 3 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (b. 1934)
  • Aug 4 Yuri Artyukhin, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1930)
  • Aug 5 Todor Zhivkov, Bulgarian dictator (b. 1911)
  • Aug 5 Otto Kretschmer, German U-boat commander (b. 1912)
  • Aug 5 Todor Zjivkov, Bulgaria communist leader of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (PRB), dies at 86
  • Aug 6 Andre Weil, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Aug 8 Mahmoud Saremi, Iranian journalist
  • Aug 11 Benjamin "Benny" Waters, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, dies at 96
  • Aug 13 Julien Green, American-French writer (Frere Francois), dies at 97
  • Aug 13 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), dies at 63
  • Aug 17 Wladyslaw Komar, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1940)
  • Aug 17 Tadeusz Slusarski, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1950)
  • Aug 18 Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • Aug 20 Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (Seven Lonely Days), dies at 82
  • Aug 24 E G Marshall [Everett Eugene Grunz], American actor (12 Angry Men, The Defenders), dies of lung cancer at 88
  • Aug 24 Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Whitney Houston), dies at 58
  • Aug 25 Lewis F. Powell Jr., American Supreme Court justice (1972-87), dies at 90
  • Aug 26 Frederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • Sep 1 Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (Marsz żałobny), dies at 67
  • Sep 1 Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award), dies at 77
  • Sep 1 Vere Harmsworth, 3rd Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate (The Mail on Sunday), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Sep 2 Jonathan Mann, American physician and AIDS activist, in the 1998 crash of Swissair Flight 111 at 51
  • Sep 2 Allen Drury, American author (b. 1918)
  • Sep 2 Jackie Blanchflower, Irish footballer (b. 1933)

  • Sep 4 Elizabeth Kata, Australian writer, A Patch of Blue (b. 1912)
  • Sep 5 Verner Panton, Danish designer (b. 1926)
  • Sep 5 Leo Penn, American actor and film director, dies at 77

Person of interestAkira Kurosawa

Sep 6 Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director and screenwriter who was posthumously named "Asian of the Century" in the "Arts, Literature, and Culture" category (Rashomon, Drunken Angel, Seven Samurai, Ran), dies of a stroke at 88

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • Sep 7 John Hayes, British Naval Officer and Naval Secretary, dies at 85
  • Sep 9 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, dies of cancer at 55
  • Sep 9 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1951)
  • Sep 10 Carl Forgione, British actor (b. 1944)
  • Sep 11 Dane Clark, American actor (Wire Service, Bold Venture, Perry Mason), dies at 86
  • Sep 13 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)

Person of interestGeorge Wallace

Sep 13 George Wallace, American politician (Gov-D-Ala) and presidential candidate, dies of septic shock at 79

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Sep 17 Ted Binion, Las Vegas casino heir (b. 1943)
  • Sep 18 Leonid Kinskey, Russian actor (Casablanca, Duck Soup), dies at 95
  • Sep 21 Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter (3 x Olympic gold 1988), dies of an epileptic seizure at 38
  • Sep 23 Mary Frann, American actress (b. 1943)
  • Sep 25 Russell Smith, American composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 26 Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
  • Sep 27 Doak Walker, American football player (b. 1927)
  • Sep 27 Narita Bryan, Japanese racehorse (b. 1991)

Person of interestTom Bradley

Sep 29 Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (D-1973-93), dies at 80

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • Sep 29 Jared High, victim of bullying and suicide (b. 1985)
  • Sep 30 Dan Quisenberry, American MLB player (5-time AL saves leader), dies of brain tumour at 45
  • Sep 30 Marius Goring, British actor (Stairway to Heaven, The Red Shoes), dies from cancer at 86
  • Oct 1 Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (b. 1928)
  • Oct 2 Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry, American cowpoke, singer, actor (The Gene Autry Show), and business tycoon (California Angels), dies at 91
  • Oct 2 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian racing driver, dies at 74
  • Oct 3 Roddy McDowall, British actor (Planet of Apes, Cleopatra, Lord Love a Duck), dies at 70
  • Oct 6 Mark Belanger, American baseball shortstop (8-time Gold Glove winner), dies of lung cancer at 54
  • Oct 7 Arnold Jacobs, American tuba player a.k.a. Song and Wind (b. 1915)
  • Oct 9 Robert Allen [Irvine Theodore Baehr], American actor (The Awful Truth, Crime and Punishment), dies from cancer and collapsed lung at 92
  • Oct 10 Clark Clifford, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1906)
  • Oct 10 Tommy Quaid, Irish hurler (b. 1957)
  • Oct 11 Richard Denning [Louis Denninger Jr.], American actor (An Affair to Remember, The Black Scorpion), dies from cardiac arrest at 84
  • Oct 12 Mario Beaulieu, French Canadian politician (b. 1930)
  • Oct 12 Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (b. 1976)
  • Oct 14 Cleveland Amory, American writer and animal rights activist (b. 1917)
  • Oct 14 Frankie Yankovic, American musician (b. 1916)
  • Oct 16 Jon Postel, American Internet pioneer (b. 1943)
  • Oct 17 Joan Hickson, British actress (b. 1906)
  • Oct 17 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist
  • Oct 21 Francis W. Sargent, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1915)
  • Oct 21 Alan Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury, British business executive, dies at 96
  • Oct 22 Eric Ambler, English novelist (b. 1909)
  • Oct 23 Barnett Slepian, American physician (b. 1946)

Person of interestTed Hughes

Oct 28 Ted Hughes, Poet and British Poet Laureate (1984-98), dies aged 68

  • Oct 28 James Goldman, American screenwriter/playwright (The Lion in Winter) dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Oct 28 Ghulam Ahmed, Indian cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's), dies at 76
  • Oct 29 Paul Misraki, French songwriter (b. 1908)
  • Oct 31 Elmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1935)
  • Oct 31 Bernard J. Dwyer, American politician (Rep-D-NJ 1981-93), dies at 77
  • Nov 2 Vincent Winter, British actor (b. 1957)
  • Nov 2 Fred Freer, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler played one Test in 1946), dies at 82
  • Nov 3 Bob Kane, American comic artist and Batman co-creator, dies at 83
  • Nov 3 Martha O'Driscoll, American film actress, dancer and socialite (Young and Willing, Blonde Alibi), dies at 76
  • Nov 6 Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
  • Nov 8 Jean Marais, French actor (Donkey Skin, Orpheus), dies of cardio-vascular disease at 84
  • Nov 8 Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician, dies at 43
  • Nov 8 Rumer Godden, English author (Thursday's Children), dies at 90
  • Nov 9 Ursula Reit [Reith], German actress (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), dies from natural causes at 84
  • Nov 10 Mary Millar, English actress (Keeping Up Appearances), dies at 62
  • Nov 10 Svetlana Beriosova, Lithuanian-British ballerina, dies at 66
  • Nov 11 Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (b. 1913)
  • Nov 13 Edwige Feuillère, French actress (b. 1907)
  • Nov 13 Valerie Hobson, British actress (b. 1917)
  • Nov 13 Red Holzman, American basketball coach (b. 1920)
  • Nov 13 Michel Trudeau, Canadian outdoorsman, son of Pierre Trudeau (b. 1975)
  • Nov 15 Ludvik Danek, Czechoslovak discus thrower (b. 1937)
  • Nov 15 Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941)
  • Nov 16 David Lane, British Conservative politician and CEO (Commission for Racial Equality), dies at 76
  • Nov 17 Esther Rolle, Bahamian American actress (Good Times, Maude), dies from complications of diabetes at 78

  • Nov 18 Norma Connolly, American actress (Ruby Anderson-General Hospital, The Young Marrieds), dies at 71
  • Nov 19 Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
  • Nov 19 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 19 Glenn Reeves, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and radio deejay (Heartbreak Hotel), dies of cancer at 67
  • Nov 20 Galina Starovoitova, Russian politician (b. 1946)
  • Nov 20 Meredith Gourdine, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), dies at 69
  • Nov 22 Stu Unger, American poker player (b. 1953)
  • Nov 25 Nelson Goodman, American philosopher (b. 1906)
  • Nov 25 Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (b. 1933)
  • Nov 26 Jonathan Kwitny, American reporter (b. 1941)
  • Nov 27 Barbara Acklin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • Nov 28 Kerry Wendell Thornley, co-founder of Discordianism (b. 1938)
  • Nov 29 Giant Haystacks [Martin Ruane], English professional wrestler, dies at 51
  • Nov 29 Frank Latimore, American actor (b. 1925)
  • Dec 1 Freddie Young, British cinematographer (Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 96
  • Dec 1 Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948), dies at 81
  • Dec 3 Pierre Hétu, Quebec conductor and pianist (b. 1936)
  • Dec 5 Al Gore, Sr., American politician (b. 1907)
  • Dec 7 John Addison, British composer (b. 1920)
  • Dec 9 Shaughnessy Cohen, Canadian politician (b. 1948)

Person of interestArchie Moore

Dec 9 Archie Moore, American light-heavyweight boxing champion (1952-60), dies at 84

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • Dec 11 André Lichnerowicz, Polish-French physicist (b. 1915)
  • Dec 11 Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot) (b. 1968)
  • Dec 12 Marco Denevi, Argentine writer (b. 1922)
  • Dec 12 Mo Udall, American politician (b. 1922)
  • Dec 12 Lawton Chiles, U.S. Senator from Florida (1971-89) and Governor of Florida (1991-98), dies at 68
  • Dec 14 Annette Strauss, American philanthropist (b. 1924)
  • Dec 14 Norman Fell, American actor (Three's Company, The End, Graduate), dies of bone marrow cancer at 74
  • Dec 14 Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr., American civil rights activist and author (b. 1928)
  • Dec 15 Jan Meyerowitz, German-American composer, dies at 85
  • Dec 16 William Gaddis, American writer (b. 1922)
  • Dec 18 Lev Demin, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1926)
  • Dec 19 Antonio Ordóñez, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1932)
  • Dec 19 Mel Fisher, American treasure hunter (b. 1922)
  • Dec 20 Irene Hervey, American actress (b. 1910)
  • Dec 20 Chester P. Lyons, Canadian naturalist and author (b. 1915)
  • Dec 20 Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, British biophysicist (Nobel 1963), dies at 84
  • Dec 21 Roger Avon, British actor (Doctor Who, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.), dies at 84
  • Dec 21 Karl Denver, Scottish singer (b 1931)
  • Dec 21 Ernst Gunther Schenck, German doctor who joined the Sturmabteilung in 1933 {b. 1904)

  • Dec 22 Michelle Thomas, American actress (b. 1969)
  • Dec 22 Virginia Graham, American TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I), dies at 86

Person of interestRaemer Schreiber

Dec 24 Raemer Schreiber, American Physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki, dies at 88

Physicist Raemer Schreiber
Physicist
Raemer Schreiber
  • Dec 25 John Pulman, English snooker player (b. 1926)
  • Dec 25 Bryan MacLean, American singer, musician and songwriter (Love) (b. 1946)
  • Dec 27 Ricardo Tormo, Spanish Grand Prix motocycle racer, dies at 46
  • Dec 29 Donald "Don" Taylor, American director and actor (Father's Little Dividend, Escape from the Planet of the Apes), dies of hear failure at 78
  • Dec 29 Jean-Claude Forest, writer and illustrator of comics (Barbarella) (b. 1930)
  • Dec 29 Jeanne Stern, German screenwriter (The Condemned Village), dies at 90
  • Dec 30 Johnny Moore, American singer (The Drifters) (b. 1934)
  • Dec 30 George Webb, British actor (Keeping Up Appearances), dies of natural causes at 86