Deaths in History in 1974

  • Jan 6 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican sculptor/muralist, dies at 77
  • Jan 7 Charles Alfred Coulson, British Chemist (theoretical), dies at 63
  • Jan 13 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet (b. 1904)
  • Jan 14 Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62
  • Jan 20 Edmund Blunden, British poet/critic, dies at 77
  • Jan 21 Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author, dies at 48
  • Jan 21 Lewis L Strauss, head US Atomic Energy Comm (1953-58), dies at 78
  • Jan 26 Siegfried von Vegesack, German writer, dies at 85
  • Jan 27 Georgios Grivas, Greek gen/oppos leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75
  • Jan 27 Paula Ludwig, Austrian German poet, dies at 74
  • Jan 31 Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Flandre), dies at 72

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Jan 31 Samuel Goldwyn, Polish/English/US film magnate (MGM), dies of natural causes at 91

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • Feb 1 Lynda Ann Healy, 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle
  • Feb 4 Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist ( Bose–Einstein statistics), dies at 80
  • Feb 8 Fritz Zwicky, Swiss/US astronomer (supernova, dark matter), dies at 75
  • Feb 8 Franz Weyergans, Belgian writer and translator (Les Gens Heureux), dies at 61
  • Feb 9 Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier, dies at 60
  • Feb 16 John Garand, Canadian rifle engineer and manufacturer (b. 1888)
  • Feb 22 Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
  • Feb 28 Mees Toxopeus, Dutch rescue-vessel captain, dies at 89
  • Mar 1 Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53
  • Mar 2 Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)
  • Mar 4 Adolph Gottlieb, US painter, dies at 71
  • Mar 5 Solomon I "Sol" Hurok, US impresario, dies at 85
  • Mar 8 Christian van Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56
  • Mar 9 Earl W Sutherland Jr, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971), dies at 58
  • Mar 12 Billy Fox, Protestant Dublin MP, assassinated
  • Mar 12 George D. Sax, Drive-in bank and instant loan innovator. Owner of the Saxony Hotel. (b. 1904)
  • Mar 17 [Robert] Carroll Nye, American actor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 72
  • Mar 17 Louis I Kahn, Estonia/US architect, dies at about 73
  • Mar 19 Anne Klien, fashion designer, dies at 51
  • Mar 19 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist/daughter of Otto K, dies at 70
  • Mar 20 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia, dies at 83
  • Mar 24 Doris Deane, dies at 74
  • Mar 24 Yoshida Isoya, Japanese architect (modern sukiya style), dies at 79
  • Mar 29 Seton I Miller, writer, dies at 71
  • Mar 30 Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Reborn in Freedom), dies at 79

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Apr 2 Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Apr 5 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (b. 1882)
  • Apr 6 Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall), dies at 89
  • Apr 6 Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b.1895)
  • Apr 8 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894)
  • Apr 10 Patricia Collinge, dies at 81
  • Apr 10 Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • Apr 12 Carl Jaffe, German actor (1st Man in Space, Escapement), dies at 72
  • Apr 17 Frank McGee, American news anchor (NBC Evening News), dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 18 Marcel Pagnol, French writer/movie (Topaz), dies at 79
  • Apr 20 Mohammed Ayub Khan, premier/president (Pakistan), dies
  • Apr 20 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, dies at 81
  • May 10 Hal Mohr [Harold Leon Mohr], American Cinematographer and husband of Evelyn Venable (Captain Blood), born in San Francisco, California (b. 1894)
  • May 13 Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican writer (b. 1902)

  • May 17 Ernest Nash, German born archaeologist (b. 1898)
  • May 23 Kathleen Cannell, writer, dies
  • May 26 Kitty Gordon, entertainer, dies at 96
  • May 31 Adelle Davis, US nutrionalist (Let's stay healthy), dies at 70

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Jun 9 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, dies at 74

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • Jun 10 Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/baron Culloden, dies at 74
  • Jun 11 Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
  • Jun 11 Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (b. 1883)

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Jun 18 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, dies at 77

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • Jun 18 Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (b. 1896)
  • Jun 22 Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker and billiards player (b. 1912)
  • Jun 25 Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 81
  • Jun 30 Alberta King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in church
  • Jun 30 Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (b. 1890)

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Jul 1 Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), dies of a heart attack at 78

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Jul 3 John C Ransom, US poet (World's Body), dies
  • Jul 4 Mohammed SA al-Hoesseini, Mufti of Jerusalem/pres Com Palestine, dies
  • Jul 9 Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer (Diaghilev), dies at 70

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Jul 9 Earl Warren, governor of California/Supreme court justice (1953-68), dies at 83

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • Jul 11 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
  • Jul 13 Patrick MS Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948), dies at 76
  • Jul 14 Henri Smajda, Tunis/French publisher (Combat), commits suicide at 77
  • Jul 14 Carl Spaatz, American World War II general and 1st Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, dies at 83
  • Jul 15 Christine Chubbuck, television news reporter (b.1944)
  • Jul 21 Willem F K Hussem, painter/poet (Steltlopen on Sea), dies at 74
  • Jul 22 Wayne L Morse, (Sen-D-Oregon), dies at 73

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Jul 24 James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935, discovered neutron), dies at 82

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick
  • Jul 26 Arthur K Watson, US businessman (IBM), dies at 55
  • Jul 29 Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)
  • Aug 1 Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)
  • Aug 7 Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (b. 1925)
  • Aug 8 Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67
  • Aug 13 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Pray for the Wanderer), dies at 76
  • Aug 14 Raymond Budd, South African trade unionist
  • Aug 15 Mrs Park Chung Hi, wife of South Korean president, murdered
  • Aug 16 Karl E Mundt, (Rep/Sen), dies
  • Aug 17 Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer, dies at 89
  • Aug 19 Rodger Davies, United States ambassador to Cyprus, murdered at 53 by Greek Cypriot gunmen during a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia
  • Aug 23 Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (b. 1888)
  • Aug 24 Alexander de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer (b. 1894)

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Aug 26 Charles Lindbergh, US aviator, dies at 72

  • Aug 30 Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Leeuwenhoek), dies at 87
  • Aug 31 William Pershing Benedict, American pilot
  • Aug 31 Norman Kirk, New Zealand prime minister (b. 1923
  • Sep 4 Creighton W Abrams, US general/army staff chief (Vietnam), dies at 59
  • Sep 4 Marcel Achard, French dramatist (La forges the Paris), dies at 75
  • Sep 4 Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (b. 1884)
  • Sep 8 Robert Cox, last surviving member of Keystone Kops, dies at 79
  • Sep 11 Víctor Olea Alegría, Chilean Socialist Party member
  • Sep 14 Pieter Y Adriani, Dutch tax lawyer, dies at 95
  • Sep 20 Carlyle Blackwell Jr, entertainer, dies at 61

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Sep 21 Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 53

  • Sep 23 Gerhard Nebel, German writer, dies at 70

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Sep 25 Coco the Clown, [Nikolai Poliakoff], Russian-born British clown, dies at 73

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown
  • Sep 27 Silvio Frondizi, Argentine lawyer, assassinated by the Triple A(b. 1907)
  • Sep 29 John Smallenbroek, Dutch Internal minister, dies at 72
  • Sep 30 Carlos Prats, Chilean Constitutionalist General, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor
  • Oct 1 Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (b. 1901)
  • Oct 2 Ina Seidel, writer, dies at 89
  • Oct 4 Anne Sexton, American poet (Live or Die; Pulitzer 1967), dies at 45
  • Oct 10 Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer, dies at 73
  • Oct 17 René A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillean poet, dies at 57
  • Oct 29 Victor E. van Vriesland, Dutch poet (Mirror of Dutch Poetry), dies at 82
  • Nov 4 Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop, dies at 62
  • Nov 7 Eric Linklater, British author (b. 1899)
  • Nov 13 Karen Silkwood, killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances
  • Nov 16 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91
  • Nov 23 Cornelius Ryan, Irish war reporter and historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54
  • Nov 25 U Thant, Burmese politician and 3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations (1961-72), dies in NY of cancer at 65
  • Nov 26 Cyril Connolly, English intellectual (b. September 10, 1903)
  • Nov 27 Louis B Russell Jr, longest living heart transplant, dies at 49
  • Nov 29 Haroldson L Hunt, US multi-millionaire, dies at 85
  • Nov 29 Ouida Bergere, scriptwriter, dies at 88
  • Dec 1 Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83
  • Dec 1 Stephen Gill Spottswood, US bishop/chairman (NAACP), dies at 77
  • Dec 2 Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1897)

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Dec 14 Walter Lippmann, American journalist (Public Opinion), dies at 85

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann
  • Dec 16 Kostas Varnalis, writer, dies
  • Dec 21 James Henry Govier, British artist (b. 1910)
  • Dec 22 Fosco Giachetti, Italian actor (Wastrel, We the Living), dies at 74
  • Dec 22 Lorraine Gauguin, entertainer, dies at 50
  • Dec 27 Amy Vanderbilt, American authority on etiquette, dies of multiple fractures of the skull at 66