On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1998 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 434

  • Jun 6 Svend Simon Schultz, Danish composer, dies at 84
  • Jun 7 Thomas Narcejac, French writer (Vertigo), dies at 89

Sani Abacha

Jun 8 Sani Abacha, de facto President of Nigeria (1993-98), dies at 54

  • Jun 8 Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (b. 1903)
  • Jun 9 Lois Mailou Jones, American painter (Peasants on Parade), dies at 92
  • Jun 9 Jackie McGlew, South African cricket batsman (34 Tests, 7 x 100, HS 255no; Natal), dies at 69
  • Jun 10 Hammond Innes, English author (b. 1914)
  • Jun 10 Jim Hearn, American baseball player, dies at 77
  • Jun 10 Steve Sanders, American country baritone singer (Oak Ridge Boys, 1987-95), dies of a self-inflicted gunshot at 45
  • Jun 11 Catherine Cookson, English novelist (Bannaman Legacy), dies at 91
  • Jun 12 Theresa Merritt [Hines], American singer and actress (The Wiz; That's My Mama), dies of skin cancer at 75
  • Jun 12 Éric Tabarly, French Navy officer and yachtsman, dies at 66
  • Jun 12 Leo Buscaglia, American psychologist known as "Dr Love" (Love), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Jun 13 Birger Ruud, Norwegian 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1932, 36), dies at 86
  • Jun 13 Reg Smythe, English cartoonist (Andy Capp), dies at 80
  • Jun 18 Charles Korvin [Geza Korvin Karpathi], Austrian actor (Berlin Express, Ship of Fools), dies at 90
  • Jun 20 Conrad Schumann, East German border guard, committed suicide at 56
  • Jun 21 Al Campanis, Greek baseball second baseman and executive (first Greek player in MLB history; GM LA Dodgers 1968-87), dies from coronary artery disease at 81
  • Jun 23 Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (Tarzan, Pride & Prejudice, Hannah and Her Sisters), dies at 87
  • Jun 23 Paul O'Dwyer, Irish-American politician and President of City Council (D-NYC), dies at 90
  • Jun 25 Lounès Matoub, Kabylian singer-songwriter, guitar and mandole player, and Berber rights activist,, assassinated by the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) at 42
  • Jun 27 Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician, dies at 62
  • Jun 27 Boris Nikolayevich Belousov, Soviet cosmonaut, dies at 67
  • Jun 27 Desmond Heap, British lawyer and authority on British planning law, dies at 90
  • Jun 29 Horst Jankowski, German jazz and easy listening pianist ("A Walk In The Black Forest"), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • Jun 29 Louis Hostin, French weightlifter (Olympic gold 1932, 36), dies at 90
  • Jul 3 Danielle Bunten Berry [Dan Bunten], American software developer (M.U.L.E.), dies of cancer at 49
  • Jul 3 George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (The Serf, John Socman), dies at 85
  • Jul 3 Duncan White, Ceylonese hurdler (first Olympic medallist from Ceylon, silver 400m hurdles 1948), dies at 80
  • Jul 5 Sid Luckman, American NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), dies at 81
  • Jul 6 Roy Rogers, American cowboy (Happy Trails, Roy Rogers Show), dies at 86
  • Jul 7 Brigadier Theuns Swanepoel, South African Security Police notorious for ordering the police to shoot at protesting school children in 1976, 70
  • Jul 7 Moshood Abiola, 1993 Nigerian presidential election candidate and presumed winner of the inconclusive election, dies in detention at 60
  • Jul 11 Lilí Álvarez, Spanish tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1926-28), dies at 93
  • Jul 12 Serge Lemoyne, French Canadian artist (b. 1941)
  • Jul 12 Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician, dies at 91
  • Jul 13 Red Badgro, American Pro Football Hall of Fame end and coach (NY Giants) and baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), dies after a fall at 95
  • Jul 14 Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (McDonalds), dies at 89
  • Jul 14 Robert A. W. Lowndes, American sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet), dies at 81
  • Jul 14 Beryl Bryden, British jazz and blues singer and washboard player, dies at 78
  • Jul 15 Gennadi Volnov, Russian basketball player (Olympic gold 1972), dies at 68
  • Jul 16 John Henrik Clarke, American historian and scholar (b. 1915)
  • Jul 17 Ronald Tremain, New Zealand composer, dies at 74
  • Jul 19 Elmer Valo, baseball player (b. 1921)
  • Jul 19 Antoine Tisne, French composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 20 Dieter Nowka, German composer, conductor and musicologist, dies at 74
  • 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, dies at 69
  • Jul 22 Antonio Saura, Spanish painter, dies at 67
  • 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 26 (David Allan) "Chico" Ryan, American rock bassist and singer (Sha Na Na, 1973-98), dies at 50
  • 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 28 Zbigniew Herbert, Polish poet and writer, dies at 73

Jerome Robbins

Jul 29 Jerome Robbins [Rabinowitz], American Tony and Academy Award-winning theater and ballet choreographer and director (West Side Story; Peter Pan), dies shortly after suffering a strokeat 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
  • Jul 31 Serge Golovine, French ballet choreographer (Death of Narcissus), dies at 73
  • Jul 31 Barbara Giuranna, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 98
  • 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, dies at 86
  • Aug 5 Todor Zjivkov, Bulgaria communist leader of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (PRB), dies at 86
  • Aug 6 André Weil, French mathematician (foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry), dies at 92
  • 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 19 Vasili Arkhipov, Soviet Russian Navy submarine officer credited with successfully arguing against a Soviet nuclear strike during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, dies at 72
  • 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 84
  • Aug 24 Gene Page, American arranger, composer, and record producer (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, (1995 Nobel Prize for Physics for co-discovering the Neutrino), dies at 80
  • Aug 29 Charlie Feathers, American country music and rockabilly singer-songwriter, and musician ("Can't Hardly Stand It"), dies at from stroke complications at 66
  • Sep 1 Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (Marsz żałobny), dies at 67
  • Sep 1 Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (US Open 1949, 56; US Masters 1955), 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, dies 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

Akira 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

  • 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, dies of liver cancer at 47
  • Sep 10 Carl Forgione, British actor (b. 1944)
  • Sep 10 Vernon Guy, American R&B and gospel singer (Cool Sounds; Sharpees), dies in a car accident at 53
  • Sep 11 Dane Clark, American actor (Wire Service, Bold Venture, Perry Mason), dies at 86
  • Sep 11 Frank Ereaut, Bailiff of Jersey (1975-85), dies at 79
  • Sep 13 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)

George Wallace

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

  • Sep 17 William Hugh Albright, American composer and musician, dies at 53
  • 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 jazz singer, dies of pancreatic cancer at 69
  • Sep 27 Doak Walker, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1948; Pro Bowl 1950-51, 53–55; First-team All-Pro 1950–51, 53–54; Detroit Lions), dies from ski accident injuries at 71
  • Sep 27 Narita Brian, Japanese racehorse, world's top earner until 2000 (b. 1991)

Tom Bradley

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

  • Sep 29 Jared High, American victim of bullying and suicide, dies at 13
  • 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, Canadian singer-songwriter, social and political activist, takes her own life after a brain disease diagnosis, at 70
  • Oct 2 Gene Autry, American cowboy singer, songwriter, actor, musician, ("Back In The Saddle Again";"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer") and business tycoon (owner MLB Angels team, 1961-97), dies of lymphoma at 91
  • Oct 2 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer (24 hours of Le Mans 1958, 60-62), 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 (MLB All Star 1976; 8 x Gold Glove winner; Baltimore Orioles), dies from lung cancer at 54
  • Oct 7 Arnold Jacobs, American symphonic tuba player (Chicago Symphony, 1944-83), and pedagogue, dies at 83
  • Oct 8 Anatol Vieru, Romanian-Jewish composer (Ultimele zile, ultimele ore/The Last Days, the Last Hours), and pedagogue, dies at 72
  • Oct 9 Ian Johnson, Australian cricket spin bowler and captain (45 Tests; 109 wickets), dies at 80
  • 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, Canadian politician (Senator for Quebec, 1990-94), dies at 68
  • Oct 12 Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (b. 1976)
  • Oct 12 Oldřich Flosman, Czechoslovakian composer (Visions of Michelangelo; Butterflies Don't Live Here Any Longer), dies at 73
  • 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, murdered by anti-abortionist James Charles Kopp at 52
  • Oct 24 Mary Calderone, American physician and founder (planned parenthood), dies at 94

Ted Hughes

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

  • Oct 28 James Goldman, American screenwriter and 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 [Misrachi], French jazz pianist, songwriter, and film score composer (Jean Renoir), dies at 90
  • Oct 30 Bulldog Turner, American Pro/College Football HOF center (Hardin–Simmons Uni; 7 × First-team All-Pro; 4 x Pro Bowl; Chicago Bears), dies at 79
  • 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
  • Oct 31 Kenneth Darling, British Army Commander-in-chief Allied Forces, dies at 89
  • Nov 2 Vincent Winter, Scottish child actor, dies at 50
  • 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 Sky Low Low [Marcel Gauthier], Canadian professional wrestler, dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Nov 7 Margaret Gowing, English historian (Independence and Deterrence: Britain and Atomic Energy), dies at 77
  • 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 8 Stuart Sutherland, British psychologist, educator (Sussex University's Laboratory of Experimental Psychology), and writer (Breakdown), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 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 11 Patrick "Paddy" Clancy, Irish folk singer, harmonic player, and songwriter (The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem - "Carrickfergus"), dies of lung ccancer at 76
  • Nov 12 Kenny Kirkland, American jazz pianist (Wynton Marsalis; Branford Marsalis) and funk keyboardist (Buckshot Lefonque), dies of congestive heart failure at 43
  • Nov 13 Edwige Feuillère, French actress (b. 1907)
  • Nov 13 Valerie Hobson, British actress (Great Expectations), dies at 81
  • Nov 13 William "Red" Holzman, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (New York Knicks 14 seasons), dies leukemia at 78
  • Nov 13 Michel Trudeau, Canadian outdoorsman, son of Pierre Trudeau (b. 1975)
  • Nov 13 Doug Wright, English cricket spin bowler (34 Tests, 108 wickets; Kent), dies at 84
  • 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 17 Weeb Ewbank, American NFL coach (Baltimore Colts, NY Jets), dies at 91
  • 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 and dissident, assassinated at 52
  • Nov 20 Meredith Gourdine, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), dies at 69
  • Nov 20 Dick Sisler. American baseball utility, coach and manager (Cincinnati Reds; MLB All Star 1950), dies at 78
  • 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 (Flip Wilson Show), dies at 64
  • Nov 26 Jonathan Kwitny, American reporter (b. 1941)
  • Nov 27 Barbara Acklin, American soul singer ("Love Makes A Woman") and songwriter ("HAve You Seen Her"), dies of pneumonia at 55
  • Nov 28 Kerry Wendell Thornley, Co-founder of Discordianism, dies at 60
  • 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 midfielder and manager (15 caps; Atalanta; Olympic gold 1948), dies at 81
  • Dec 1 Albert de Klerk, Dutch organist, composer, and conductor, dies at 81
  • Dec 2 Bob Haggart, American dixieland, swing jazz, and session double bass player, and composer ("What's New?"), dies at 84
  • Dec 3 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, dies at 62
  • Dec 3 Ed Widseth, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (University of Minnesota; Pro Bowl 1938; NY Giants), dies at 88
  • Dec 5 Al Gore, Sr., American politician (b. 1907)
  • Dec 6 César Baldaccini, French sculptor, dies at 77
  • Dec 7 John Addison, British composer (b. 1920)