Deaths in History in 1982

  • Jan 1 Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans), dies at 83
  • Jan 5 Sir Edmund Herring, Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)
  • Jan 13 Marcel Camus, French director (Orfeu Negro), dies at 69
  • Jan 19 Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy (WWII), dies at 77
  • Jan 22 Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70), dies at 71
  • Jan 24 Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian president and dictator (b. 1918)
  • Jan 25 Mihail A Suslov, Soviet party ideologist, dies at 79
  • Jan 30 Félix L V L J Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), dies at 76
  • Feb 2 Stringfellow Barr, US educationalist (100 Great Books), dies at 85
  • Feb 2 Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (b 1905)
  • Feb 4 Georg Konrad Morgen, German judge (b. 1909)
  • Feb 5 Neil Aggett, South African worker's union leader, commits suicide
  • Feb 5 Wies [Aloisius CA] Moens, Flemish writer/nazi, dies at 84
  • Feb 6 Ben Nicholson, England, painter/sculptor (Circle), dies at 87
  • Feb 8 John Hay Whitney, US newspaper magnate, dies at 76
  • Feb 12 Cornelis Rijnsdorp, Dutch writer (Culprit), dies at 87
  • Feb 13 Zeng Jinlian, Hunan China, grew to 8'1" (tallest woman), dies at 17
  • Feb 18 Edith Ngaio Marsh, NZ detective writer/producer, dies at 82
  • Feb 22 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)
  • Mar 2 Philip K[indred] Dick, US Sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Dr Futurity), dies at 53
  • Mar 3 Georges Perec, French writer, dies at 45
  • Mar 6 Ayn Rand, Russian-born American author-philosopher (Atlas Shrugged), dies of heart failure at 77
  • Mar 9 Richard A Butler, England, min of Finance, dies at 79
  • Mar 11 Edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55
  • Mar 11 Horace Gregory, American poet, dies at 83
  • Mar 12 Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Course of Events), dies at 90
  • Mar 13 Wilfred Hawker, Suriname sgt-major, executed
  • Mar 17 Hans ter Laag, Dutch sound technician, murdered in El Salvador
  • Mar 17 Jan Kuiper, Dutch news editor (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
  • Mar 17 Joop Willemsen, Dutch cameraman, murdered in El Salvador
  • Mar 20 Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral, dies at 52
  • Mar 23 Mario Praz, Italian literary critic and scholar (Casa della vita), dies at 85
  • Mar 25 Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, dies at 79
  • Mar 26 Agathe "Henriette" de Beaufort, writer (Dolly of Arnhem), dies at 91
  • Mar 28 William Giauque, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • Mar 29 Walter Hallstein, W German politician (CDU, H-doctrine), dies at 80
  • Mar 29 Nathan Twining, USAF general (b. 1897)
  • Mar 31 Fritz Eberhard, West German lawyer/resistor, dies at 85
  • Apr 3 Herman W Filarski, Dutch bridge journalist, dies at 69
  • Apr 5 Abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71
  • Apr 6 Paul Wiens, German writer and Stasi informant, dies at 59
  • Apr 9 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist/dissident, dies
  • Apr 15 Five murderers of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat executed
  • Apr 15 Louis de Guiringaud, French foreign minister (1976-78), commits suicide at 70
  • Apr 20 Archibald MacLeish, American lawyer/writer (Conquistador), dies at 89
  • Apr 22 Melville Bell Grosvenor, pres (National Geographic Society), dies at 80
  • Apr 25 John Cody, US cardinal/archbishop of Chicago (1965-82), dies at 74
  • Apr 25 Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Round Table), dies at 72
  • Apr 25 William R Burnett, American writer (Asphalt Jungle), dies at 82
  • Apr 30 Albert TLCA Bird, lecture artist, dies
  • Apr 30 Herman Tholen, Dutch cabaret performer (Juveniles), dies

  • Apr 30 Taisen Deshimaru, founder of several Zen centers in France, dies at 67
  • May 1 William Primrose, Scottish violist (b. 1903)
  • May 7 Alfred Adam, dies at 72
  • May 8 Neil Bogart, American record executive (b. 1943)
  • May 10 Jean C M Picart le Doux, French designer, dies
  • May 10 Peter Weiss, German playwright (Marat-Sade), dies at 65
  • May 12 Humphrey Searle, writer (20th Century counterpoint), dies at 66
  • May 14 Baron Mariel-Henri Jaspar, Belgian minister/ambassador, dies
  • May 28 Lt Col 'H'. Jones VC, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (British Army) (Falklands War) (b. 1940)
  • Jun 1 Hendrik Algra, Dutch teacher, journalist, and politician (ARP), dies
  • Jun 2 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (b. 1904)
  • Jun 6 Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)
  • Jun 9 Guillaume Jorissen, Flemish politician, dies at 60
  • Jun 12 Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
  • Jun 12 Sgt Ian McKay VC, Platoon Sergeant 4 Platoon, B Company, 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment (British Army) (Falklands War) (b. 1953)
  • Jun 13 Abdul Aziz Khaled, King of Saudi-Arabia, dies at 69
  • Jun 14 Marie Rambert, [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
  • Jun 18 Djuna Barnes, writer, dies
  • Jun 18 John Cheever, Pulitzer prize winning author, dies at 70 in Ossining
  • Jun 18 Roberto Calvi, director (Banco Ambrosiano), hangs himself
  • Jun 19 John Cheever, American writer (Wapshot Chronicle, Pulitzer), dies at 70
  • Jun 23 Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955)
  • Jun 26 Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist, dies
  • Jun 26 Sandy Powell, costume designer, dies at 82
  • Jun 28 Gerard[us M] Rutten, director (Sterren stralen overal), dies
  • Jun 29 Gerard[us PM] Knuvelder, literature historian (Anthology), dies
  • Jul 4 Sylvestre A Guzman Fernandez, pres Dominican Rep, commits suicide
  • Jul 4 Terry Higgins, early British AIDS death (b. 1945)
  • Jul 8 Virginia Hall [Goillot], American spy with British Special Operations during WWII (1940-1966), dies at 76
  • Jul 10 Gustav MR von Koenigswald, German/Dutch paleontologist, dies at 79
  • Jul 13 Edith Heerdegen, dies at 69
  • Jul 15 Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
  • Jul 16 Leendert Braat, sculptor/writer (White World), dies
  • Jul 16 Charles Robberts, The first State President of South Africa, dies at 88
  • Jul 20 Okot p'Bitek, Ugandan poet (b. 1931)
  • Jul 21 Jean J A Girault, French director (Gendarme Saint-Tropez), dies at 58
  • Jul 23 Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer, dies at 82
  • Jul 25 Beene Dubbelboer, writer (Turfgasgenerator), dies at 76
  • Jul 25 Hal Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valiant) (b. 1892)

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Jul 29 Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-American inventor (development of television, cathode ray tube), dies at 82

  • Jul 29 Cor[nelis R J] Kieboom, resistor/President Feyenoord, dies at 81
  • Jul 29 Richard N Gale, English general/paracommandant, dies at 86
  • Aug 4 Bruce Goff, American Architect (b. 1904)
  • Aug 8 Hermine Heijermans, author (Snikken en Smartlapjes), dies at 80
  • Aug 8 Valeer van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer (De Weerlozen), dies
  • Aug 9 Aleksandr A Alekseyev, Russian director, dies
  • Aug 12 Varlam Shalamov, Russian writer (b. 1907)
  • Aug 14 Thruston B. Morton, American republican politician (Sen-Ky, 1957-69), dies at 74
  • Aug 15 Hugo Theorell, Swedish scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1903)
  • Aug 17 Ruth Voorst, South African (A World Apart), killed by letter bomb
  • Aug 21 Sobhuza II, king of Swaziland/Ngwane (1921-82), dies
  • Aug 23 Alberto Cavalcanti, Brazilian director (Herr Puntila), dies at 85
  • Aug 23 Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977), dies
  • Aug 29 Nahum Goldmann, pres Zionist World Organization, dies at 87
  • Sep 1 Wladislaw Gomulka, Polish partisan/party leader, dies at 76
  • Sep 1 Haskell Curry, American mathematician (b. 1900)
  • Sep 3 Della Chiesa, Italian general/mafia fighter, murdered
  • Sep 5 Maurice Naessens, Belgian banker, dies at 73
  • Sep 5 Douglas Bader, RAF fighter pilot in World War II (b. 1910)
  • Sep 9 Frederic Dannay, [Ellery Queen], American detective writer, dies at 76
  • Sep 10 Max Winders Maximilien, brought Belgium gold reserve to England, dies
  • Sep 11 Albert Soboult, French historian, dies at 68
  • Sep 14 Bashir Gemayel, falangist Lebanon's president-elect, assassinated by a bomb
  • Sep 14 John C Gardner, American writer (Life & Times of Chaucer High), dies at 49
  • Sep 15 Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, Iran's former foreign minister, executed in Iran
  • Sep 21 Hovhannes Bagramyan, Soviet general (b. 1897)
  • Sep 27 Saad Sayd, [Abu Walid], Palestinian commandant in Lebanon, dies
  • Oct 2 William Bernbach, advertising magnate, dies at 71
  • Oct 4 Ahmad H al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal/president/premier, dies
  • Oct 8 Philip J Noel-Baker, English minister (Nobel 1959), dies at 92
  • Oct 9 Anna Freud, Austria/Engl psychoanalyst/daughter of Sigmund, dies at 86
  • Oct 10 Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (b. 1908)
  • Oct 17 Peterus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist, dies at 47

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Oct 18 Bess Truman, 1st lady (1945-53), dies in Independence, Mo at 97

US First Lady Bess Truman
US First Lady
Bess Truman
  • Oct 18 Maurice Gilliams, Flemish literary (Sources of Insomnia), dies at 82
  • Oct 18 Pierre Mendès-France, French Premier (1954-55), dies at 75
  • Oct 18 John Robarts, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario (b. 1917)
  • Oct 19 Jock Ewing, dies in an aircrash on TV show "Dallas"
  • Oct 26 Giovanni Benelli, archbishop of Florence/Pope candidate, dies
  • Nov 2 Lester Roloff, Man of God, preacher.
  • Nov 3 Edward H Carr, British historian, dies at 90
  • Nov 5 Gerarda "Gerda" Brautigam, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA), dies
  • Nov 10 Elio Petri, Italian director (Workers Class), dies at 53

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Nov 10 Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet Leader, General Secretary (1964-82), dies of a heart attack at 75

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Nov 13 Babette Deutsch, US poet (Honey out of the Rock), dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician, lieutenant governor of Quebec (b. 1911)
  • Nov 16 Lenny Murphy, Leader of Belfast's notorious Shankill Butchers (b. 1952)
  • Nov 16 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian Mathematician (topology), dies at 86
  • Nov 17 Ruth Donnelly, comedienne, dies at 86 in NYC
  • Nov 18 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), dies at 60
  • Nov 19 Erving Goffman, American sociologist (Asylums), dies at 60
  • Nov 21 John Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate (b. 1894)
  • Nov 29 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, dies at 55
  • Dec 7 Charlie Brooks Jr, convicted murderer became 1st US prisoner to be executed by lethal injection, at a prison in Huntsville, Texas
  • Dec 7 George Kistiakowsky, Ukrainian-American Chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project) but later opposed nuclear weapons, dies at 82
  • Dec 8 Andre Kamperveen, Suriname minister, murdered
  • Dec 8 Bram Behr, Suriname revolutionary, murdered
  • Dec 8 Cyrill Daal, Suriname worker's union leader, murdered
  • Dec 8 Frank Wijngaarde, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Dec 8 Harald Riedewald, Suriname attorney, murdered
  • Dec 8 John Baboeram, Suriname lawyer, murdered
  • Dec 8 Jozef Slagveer, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Dec 8 Kenneth Goncalves, Deacon of Surinamese order of advocate, murdered
  • Dec 8 Leckie, Suriname scholar, murdered
  • Dec 8 Leslie Rahman, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Dec 8 Surendre Rambocus, Suriname army lieutenant, murdered
  • Dec 9 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Song against Death), dies at 87
  • Dec 9 Leon Jaworski, special prosecutor (Watergate), dies at 77
  • Dec 9 Paul Godwin, [Goldfein], Polish/Dutch violist, dies at 80
  • Dec 9 Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist, dies at 55
  • Dec 16 Colin Chapman, English engineer and automobile manufacturer, founder of Lotus Cars, dies at 54
  • Dec 17 Leonid B Kogan, Russian violist, dies at 58
  • Dec 17 Homer S. Ferguson, American politician (b. 1889)
  • Dec 18 Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German pilot (b. 1916)
  • Dec 19 Dwight Macdonald, American social critic (b. 1906)
  • Dec 24 Louis Aragon, French poet and writer (Les Lettres françaises, Pour un réalisme socialiste), dies at 85
  • Dec 27 John Leonard Swigert Jr, astronaut (Apollo 13), dies of cancer at 51