Deaths in History in 1970

  • Jan 3 Gladys Aylward, British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (b. 1902)
  • Jan 4 Jean-Étienne Valluy, French general (b. 1899)
  • Jan 5 Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
  • Jan 5 Max Born, German physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954), dies at 87
  • Jan 5 Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (b. 1896)
  • Jan 8 Georges Guibourg, French performer (b. 1891)
  • Jan 10 Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II), dies at 44
  • Jan 12 Blanche Stuart Scott, US pilot, dies at 84
  • Jan 14 William Feller, Croatian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Jan 16 Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61
  • Jan 18 David O McKay, 9th Mormon president, dies at 96
  • Jan 24 Caresse Crosby, American poet (b. 1891)
  • Jan 25 Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female DA in NY, dies at 70
  • Jan 27 Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (b. 1908)
  • Jan 29 Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian, dies at 74
  • Feb 1 Alfréd Rényi, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • Feb 2 Bertrand Russell, philosopher, British MP, dies in Merioneth at 97
  • Feb 15 Sir Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (b. 1882)
  • Feb 17 Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Jewish novelist (Nobel 1966), dies at 81
  • Feb 18 Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian, dies at 94
  • Feb 19 Ralph Edward Flanders, (Sen-VT), dies at 89
  • Feb 20 Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (b. 1885)
  • Feb 20 Café Filho, 18th Brazilian President (1954-1955) dies aged 71
  • Feb 25 Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist (Green on Blue), dies at 66
  • Feb 27 Robert Bruce Lockhart, diplomat/writer, dies
  • Feb 27 Marie Dionne, one of the French Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934)
  • Mar 1 Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Na jaren), dies at 59
  • Mar 2 Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Quebec painter (b. 1888)

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Mar 11 Erle Stanley Gardner, American writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Mar 15 Josef Martin Bauer, writer, dies at 68
  • Mar 15 Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72
  • Mar 16 Arthur Adamov, Russian-French playwright (Paolo Paoli), dies at 61
  • Mar 17 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Chaud et Frois), dies at 83
  • Mar 21 Marlen Haushofer, writer, dies at 49
  • Mar 23 Del Lord, Canadian director (b. 1894)
  • Mar 26 Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist
  • Mar 29 Anna Louise Strong, American communist journalist (b. 1885)
  • Mar 30 Heinrich Brüning, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1885)
  • Mar 31 Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WWII), dies at 75
  • Apr 5 Alfred Henry Sturtevant, American geneticist, dies at 78
  • Apr 6 Sam Sheppard, American accused murderer (b. 1923)
  • Apr 7 Josina Machel, wife of Mozambique's 1st pres Samora Machel, dies
  • Apr 8 Marie V Felix, Prince of Luxemburg, dies
  • Apr 9 Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish illustrator (b. 1896)
  • Apr 10 Charles Paton, dies at 96
  • Apr 11 Cathy O'Donnell, dies at 66
  • Apr 11 John H O'Hara, US journalist (Pal Joey, Rage to Live), dies at 65
  • Apr 16 Richard Neutra, American architect (b. 1892)
  • Apr 17 Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92
  • Apr 26 John Knittel, Swiss writer, dies at 79
  • Apr 26 Paul Celan, writer, dies at 49 [or May 5]

  • Apr 26 Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (b. 1886)
  • Apr 30 Jacob Presser, historian/writer (Doom, Ondergang), dies at 71
  • May 1 Crown Prince Euimin, Crown Prince Korea (b. 1897)
  • May 4 4 students, at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard
  • May 4 William Schroeder (b. 1950)
  • May 9 Walter P. Reuther, US worker's union leader, President of the CIO, dies in a plane crash at 62
  • May 9 Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (b. 1884)

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May 12 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78

  • May 12 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II), dies at 78
  • May 17 Nigel M Balchin, English author (My Executioner), dies at 61
  • May 19 Tadeusz Breza, Polish writer (The Bronze Gate), dies at 64
  • May 21 E. L. Grant Watson, Australian biologist (b. 1885)
  • May 22 Joseph W Krutch, American writer (Measure of Man), dies at 76
  • May 27 Emmy van Lokhorst, author, dies at 78
  • May 29 John Gunther, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), dies at 68
  • May 29 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish American sculptor dies of a brain tumour aged 34
  • Jun 1 Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, dies at 82
  • Jun 3 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Fries boer/writer, dies at 70
  • Jun 3 H G Hjalmar Schacht, pres Germany Kingdom bank/minister of Eco, dies
  • Jun 4 Hjalmar Schcacht, [Horace Greeley], Nazi minister, dies
  • Jun 4 Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier Suriname, dies
  • Jun 5 "Jopie" Pengel, [Johan A], premier Suriname (1963-69), dies at 54
  • Jun 5 Jay Irving, cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 69

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Jun 7 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Maurice, Passage to India), dies at 91

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • Jun 8 Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (b. 1908)
  • Jun 11 Aleksandr F Kerenski, Russian premier (1917), dies at 89
  • Jun 11 Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, taught reading through phonetics, dies
  • Jun 11 William 'Billy Batts' Devino, American crime figure (b. 1921)
  • Jun 16 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, dies at 73

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Jun 21 Sukarno, 1st President of Indonesia (1945-67), dies from kidney failure while under house arrest at 68

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Jun 23 Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (b. 1895)
  • Jun 29 Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica), dies at 77
  • Jun 29 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), dies at 64
  • Jul 2 Jessie Street, Australian civil rights activist, dies
  • Jul 3 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), dies at 84
  • Jul 4 Harold Vanderbilt, America Cup winner (1930, 34, 37), dies at 85
  • Jul 4 Barnett Newman, American artist (b. 1905)
  • Jul 6 Marjorie Rambeau, dies at 80
  • Jul 7 Allen Lane [Williams], English publisher (Penguin Books), dies at 67
  • Jul 7 Dame Laura Knight, English impressionist artist, dies at 92
  • Jul 18 Lucien H d'Azambuja, Fren astronomer (chromosphere of Sun), dies at 86
  • Jul 20 Iain Macleod, Conservative Party Politician and Chancellor of Exchequer at time of his death (b. 1913)
  • Jul 21 Mikhail Gerasimov, Russian anthropologist and sculptor (b. 1907)
  • Jul 22 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (b. 1912)
  • Jul 24 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
  • Jul 26 Robert Taschereau, French Canadian lawyer and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1896)
  • Jul 27 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, dictator of Portugal (1932-68), dies
  • Jul 30 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, dies in a car accident 47
  • Aug 1 Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician (Nobel-1931), dies at 86
  • Aug 7 Harold Haley, US judge, shot dead in courthouse shootout in San Rafael at 67
  • Aug 7 James McClain, US African American activist, shot dead
  • Aug 7 Jonathan Jackson, US African American activist, shot dead in a shootout at 17
  • Aug 7 William Christmas, US African American activist, shot dead
  • Aug 19 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian, dies at 60
  • Aug 20 Hildo Krop, modernistic sculptor, dies at 86
  • Aug 22 Vladimir Propp, Russian structuralist scholar (b. 1895)
  • Aug 29 Mary Clare, dies at 76
  • Aug 30 Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41
  • Sep 1 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), dies at 84

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Sep 3 Vince Lombardi, football coach (Packers), dies in Washington, D.C. at 57

  • Sep 4 James M Taylor, USAF/astronaut, dies at 39
  • Sep 8 Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven, (b. 1894)
  • Sep 14 Rudolph Carnap, German philosopher/mathematician, dies at 79
  • Sep 21 Gijsbert Friedhoff, Dutch architect (Wibautstrat tax office, Amsterdam), dies at 78
  • Sep 25 Erich M Remarque, German writer (Im West Nichts Neues), dies at 72
  • Sep 28 Gamal' Abd al-Nassar, Egypt President (1953-70), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Sep 28 John Roderigo Dos Passos, American writer (Manhattan Transfer), dies at 74
  • Oct 8 Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75
  • Oct 8 Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist/philosopher, dies
  • Oct 9 Jean Giono, French writer (Le Hussard sur le toit), dies at 75
  • Oct 10 Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Maritime (1956-68), dies at 60
  • Oct 10 Edouard Daladier, premier of France (1933..40), dies at 86
  • Oct 12 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (b. 1930)
  • Oct 17 Pierre Laporte, Vice-Premier of Quebec (assassinated) (b. 1921)
  • Oct 19 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, dies at 54
  • Oct 21 John T Scopes, US teacher (Scopes "monkey trial" 1925), dies at 70
  • Oct 22 René Schneider, Chilean general/supreme commander, murdered
  • Oct 24 Richard Hofstadter, US historian, dies at 54
  • Nov 2 Richard Cushing, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 75
  • Nov 3 Peter II Karadjordjevic, last King of Yugoslavia (1934-45), dies at 57
  • Nov 8 Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician, dies at 77
  • Nov 9 William L Dawson, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 84

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Nov 9 Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), dies at 79

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Nov 10 Charles DeGaulle, general/president France (Free French), dies at 79
  • Nov 21 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist (Nobel Prize 1930 for light scattering), dies at 82
  • Nov 23 Yusuf Bin Ishak, president of Singapore 1965-70, dies at about 60
  • Nov 25 Yukio Mishima, Japanese author/nationalist (Harakiri), dies at 45
  • Nov 26 B O Davis Sr, 1st African American general, dies at 93 in Chicago
  • Nov 28 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, dies at 85
  • Nov 28 Jan Drda, Czech author (Nema Barikada), dies at 55
  • Dec 6 Thomas S Power, American USAF-gen (Raid on Tokyo-March 1945), dies at 65

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Dec 7 Rube Goldberg, US cartoonist (Mike & Ike, Pulitzer 1948), dies at 87

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg
  • Dec 7 Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), American painter dies aged 96
  • Dec 8 Christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77
  • Dec 9 Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65
  • Dec 9 Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1893)
  • Dec 12 Louis Zimmer, Flem clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82
  • Dec 12 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (b. 1889)
  • Dec 14 Franz Schlegelberger, German Nazi politician (b. 1876)
  • Dec 28 L Mendel Rivers, (Rep-D-SC), dies at 65
  • Dec 29 John de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58
  • Dec 29 William King Gregory, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory), dies at 94