Deaths in History in 1969

  • Jan 3 Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (b. 1909)
  • Jan 4 Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (b. 1908)
  • Jan 5 Franz Theodor Csokor, Austrian author (Gottes General), dies at 83
  • Jan 11 Richmal Crompton, British author (b. 1890)
  • Jan 15 Theodor Werner, German painter, dies at 82
  • Jan 16 Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
  • Jan 18 Hans Freyer, German sociologist and philosopher, dies at 81
  • Jan 30 Dominique G Pire, clergyman, (Europe village Nobel 1958), dies at 58
  • Jan 31 Meher Baba, Indian guru (b. 1894)
  • Feb 3 Eduardo C Mondlane, president of Mozambique, murdered
  • Feb 14 Vito Genovese, US mafia chief, dies at 71
  • Feb 18 Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premier of (Yugoslavia 1939-4.), dies at 76
  • Feb 25 Jan Zajic, Czech student, self incinerates
  • Feb 26 Karl Jaspers, German psychiatrist/philosopher, dies at 86
  • Feb 26 Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], Israeli Prime Minister (1963-69), dies in office of a heart attack at 73
  • Feb 27 Marius Barbeau, French Canadian folklorist (b. 1883)

  • Mar 6 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (b. 1952)
  • Mar 9 Riad, chief of staff (Egyptian army), dies
  • Mar 11 John Wyndham, American sci-fi author (Chrysalids), dies at 65
  • Mar 14 Ben Shahn, Lithuanian-American painter (1964 Arts & Letters), dies at 70
  • Mar 20 Henri Longchambon, French politician, dies at 72
  • Mar 21 Gerhard Fritsch, Austrian writer, dies at 44
  • Mar 23 Rudolf Pannwitz, German author/philosopher (Urblik), dies at 87
  • Mar 24 Joseph Kasavubu, president Congo (1960-65), dies at about 55
  • Mar 25 Max Eastman, American critic/essayist (Love and Revolution), dies at 86
  • Mar 26 Günther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistance fighter, dies at 66
  • Mar 27 B[runo] Traven, writer (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), writer whose identity is disputed, dies at possibly 87

Person of interestDwight D. Eisenhower

Mar 28 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President (R, 1953-61) and WWII general, dies of a congestive heart failure at 78

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Mar 28 Aryeh Levin [Reb Aryeh], Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84
  • Apr 5 Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (La Peur), dies at 73
  • Apr 5 Rómulo Gallegos, 48th President of Venezuela (1948), dies at 84
  • Apr 5 Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (b. 1903)
  • Apr 8 Denton Cooley, heart transplant patient, recieved 1st fully artificial heart, dies at 48
  • Apr 10 Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (b. 1893)
  • Apr 15 Victoria von Battenberg, Queen of Spain as the wife of King Alfonso XIII, dies at 81
  • Apr 26 Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of aikido (b. 1883)
  • Apr 27 René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (b. 1919)
  • May 2 Franz JHMM von Papen, German chancellor (1932), dies at 89
  • May 3 Zakir Husain, 3rd President of India (1967-69) and scholar, dies at 72
  • May 4 Osbert Sitwell, English writer (b. 1892)
  • May 8 Remington Kellogg, American naturalist and director (U.S. National Museum), dies at 76

  • May 16 Johnny Jordan, English cameraman (You Only Live Twice), dies at 44
  • May 17 Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 80
  • May 23 Peter Alma, painter and graphic artist, dies at 83
  • May 26 Kathryn Minner, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 77
  • May 26 Allan H. Loughead, American aviation pioneer (Lockheed Corporation; b. 1889)
  • Jun 11 John L. Lewis, American labour leader, formed Congress of Industrial Organizations, dies at 89
  • Jun 12 Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (b. 1899)
  • Jun 16 Harold RLG 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, British field marshal, dies at 78
  • Jun 16 John BMR "John" Hanlo, poet (Oote oote boe), dies at 57
  • Jun 24 Maria Delgado, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 24 Willey Ley, US science writer, dies at 62
  • Jun 29 Moise K Tsjombe, premier Congo/Zaire, dies
  • Jul 5 Tom Mboya, Kenyian economics minister, assassinated in Narobi at 65
  • Jul 5 Walter Gropius, architect/found (Bauhaus school of design), dies at 86
  • Jul 8 Charmian Clift, Australian writer and essayist, dies at 45
  • Jul 9 Gertrude Dixon, compiler of Shunryu Suzuki's Zen Mind, dies
  • Jul 13 Madiba Thembekile, Nelson Mandela's son, dies in a car accident at 24
  • Jul 19 Mary Jo Kopechne, American political campaign specialist and Ted Kennedy's car passenger, drowns at 28
  • Jul 19 Pavel I Apostolov, Russian military bandmaster, dies
  • Jul 23 Deli Floyd, writer, dies
  • Jul 24 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64
  • Jul 28 Ramón Grau, 6th and 10th President of Cuba, dies at 87
  • Aug 6 Theodor W. Adorno, German philosopher and sociologist, dies at 65
  • Aug 8 Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German human biologist and Nazi physician, dies at 73
  • Aug 9 Abigail Folger, American coffee magnate (Folgers), murdered
  • Aug 9 Voyteck Freykowski, US director, murdered
  • Aug 9 Wojciech Frykowski, Polish writer (murdered) (b. 1936)
  • Aug 9 Jay Sebring, American hair stylist, murdered by Manson family at 35
  • Aug 9 Steven Parent, American student (murdered) (b. 1951)

Person of interestCecil Frank Powell

Aug 9 Cecil Frank Powell, English physicist who discovered pion (pi-meson), a subatomic particle (Nobel 1950), dies at 65

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Cecil Frank Powell
  • Aug 10 Leno LaBianca, American businessman (murdered) (b. 1925)
  • Aug 10 Rosemary LaBianca, American housewife (murdered) (b. 1930)
  • Aug 14 Leonard Sidney Woolf, English publisher/writer, dies at 88
  • Aug 15 Stijn Streuvels [Frank Lateur], Flemish writer (De Vlaschaard), dies at 97
  • Aug 17 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German-American architect (November Group), dies at 83
  • Aug 17 Philip Blaiberg, after 19 days with artificial heart, dies
  • Aug 18 Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Nobel 1943), dies at 81
  • Aug 27 Erika Mann, German-American author (Other Germany) and daughter of Thomas Mann, dies at 63
  • Aug 27 Henri EJA de Page, Belgian lawyer, dies
  • Aug 27 Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist (Manservant and Maidservant), dies at 85
  • Sep 2 Harry Williams Millard, producer, dies of cancer at 41

Person of interestHo Chi Minh

Sep 3 Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Vietnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69), dies at 79 of heart failure

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • Sep 7 Everett McKinley Dirksen, (Sen-R), dies at 73
  • Sep 8 Bud Collyer, TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), dies at 61
  • Sep 8 Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and writer, dies at 100
  • Sep 13 Charles Foulkes, Canada gen/honorary citizen of Wageningen, dies at 66
  • Sep 19 Bert [Lambertus] Bakker, director Free Netherland/inventor, dies
  • Sep 22 Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico, dies at 59
  • Oct 2 Katharine Susannah Prichard, novelist (Black Opal), dies at 85
  • Oct 12 Serge Poliakoff, Russ/French painter, dies
  • Oct 15 Shermake, president of (Somalia), murdered

Person of interestJack Kerouac

Oct 21 Jack Kerouac, American (Doctor Sax, On the Road), dies at 47

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac
  • Oct 21 Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (Sierpinski triangle), dies at 87
  • Nov 2 Marion Lloyd Vince, fencer (National champ 1928, 31), dies at 63
  • Nov 4 Carlos Marighela, Brazilian guerilla, dies in battle
  • Nov 5 Itih Walracen, Sudanese widow of author William Walraven, dies
  • Nov 8 Vesto Slipher, American Astronomer who provided the first evidence to support the expanding-universe theory
  • Nov 10 Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet, dies at 78
  • Nov 15 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica), dies at 44

Person of interestJoseph P. Kennedy

Nov 18 Joseph P Kennedy, JFK/RFK/TMK father, dies in Hyannis Port Mass, at 81

Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy
  • Nov 21 Mutesa II of Buganda, President of Uganda (1924)
  • Dec 2 Kliment J Voroshilov, president USSR (1953-60), dies
  • Dec 4 Fred Hampton, US Black-Panther leader, murdered
  • Dec 13 Raymond A Spruance, U.S. Navy admiral (Battle of Midway), dies at 83
  • Dec 17 Arturo da Costa e Silva, 27th President of Brazil (1967-69), dies at 67
  • Dec 22 Josef von Sternberg, Austrian director (Shanghai Express), dies at 75
  • Dec 26 Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin, French poet and author (History d'aimer), dies at 67
  • Dec 26 Josef Hromádka, Czech theologist (Lenin prize 1957), dies at 80
  • Dec 26 Johannes Gerard van Dillen, Dutch economic historian (Of Wealth & Oligarchists), dies at 86