Deaths in History in 1983

  • Jan 2 Harriet Parsons, producer (Susan Slept Here), dies at 76 of cancer
  • Jan 7 August Cool, Belgian trade union leader, dies at 79
  • Jan 8 Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)
  • Jan 8 Gerhard Barkhorn, German fighter pilot (b. 1919)

MurderMurder of Interest

Jan 10 Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), murdered at 40

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo
  • Jan 11 Nikolaj V Podgorny, president USSR, dies at 79
  • Jan 11 Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator (b. 1894)
  • Jan 12 Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (b. 1944)
  • Jan 13 D Mack Reynolds, American writer (Amazon Planet, Once Departed), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 15 Meyer Lansky, reputed mobster, dies in Miami Beach Fla at 80

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Mobster
Meyer Lansky
  • Jan 24 George Cukor, director, dies of stroke & heart attack at 83
  • Jan 28 Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1890)
  • Jan 30 [Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, sci-fi author (Earth War), dies at 65
  • Feb 2 Roy Horb, Suriname sergeant/putschist, commits suicide
  • Feb 5 Derk Roemers, Dutch union leader/politician (soc dem), dies at 67
  • Feb 20 James G Richardson, (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), dies at 37 in ski accident
  • Feb 20 Fritz Köberle, Austrian-Brazilian physician (b. 1910)
  • Feb 25 John Cowles Sr, US publisher, dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 25 Tennessee Williams, US playwright and writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • Mar 1 Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-British writer (Darkness at Noon), commits suicide at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 3 Hergé [Georges Prosper Remi], Belgian comic book creator (The Adventures of Tintin), dies at 75

Cartoonist Hergé
Cartoonist
Hergé
  • Mar 9 Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist famous for his work on neurotransmitters (Nobel 1970), dies at 78
  • Mar 12 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukraine economist (Plan, profit, bonus), dies at 85
  • Mar 13 Paul R Citroen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 86
  • Mar 15 Jose Luis Sert, Spanish-US architect/urban developer, dies at 80
  • Mar 15 Rebecca West, English writer (b. 1892)
  • Mar 16 Fred Rose, Canadian politician (b. 1907)
  • Mar 17 Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
  • Mar 18 Umberto of Piemonte, King Umberto II of Italy (1946) and Italy's last king dies in exile aged 78
  • Mar 18 Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist (b. 1910)
  • Mar 20 Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (b. 1891)
  • Mar 23 Barney Clark, 1st artifical heart recipient, dies after 112 days at 62
  • Mar 26 Anthony F Blunt, British art historian/spy for USSR, dies at 75
  • Mar 28 Martinus A. Jansen, Bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70), dies at 77
  • Mar 31 Christina Stead, Australian writer (b. 1902)
  • Apr 4 Jacqueline Logan, silent film leading lady, dies at 78
  • Apr 6 Ana Maria, Salvador guerilla leader, murdered
  • Apr 10 Issam Sartawi, PLO ambassador to Portugal, murdered
  • Apr 13 Theodore Stephanides, Greek doctor and naturalist (b. 1896)
  • Apr 15 Gyula Illyés, Hungarian author and poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), dies at 80
  • Apr 15 Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor
  • Apr 17 Mark W Clark, US general (WWII), dies at 87
  • Apr 17 Peter Potter, DJ (Peter Potter Show, Juke Box Jury), dies at 78
  • Apr 19 Jerzy Andrzejewski, Polish writer (Ashes & Diamonds), dies at 73
  • Apr 20 Jerzy Andrezjewski, writer, dies
  • May 2 Marius F Duintjer, architect, dies
  • May 3 Vaughn Taylor, act (Jailhouse Rock), dies of cerebal hemmorrhage at 72
  • May 5 Horst Schumann, Nazi physician (b. 1901)
  • May 7 Peter Edel, writer, dies
  • May 10 John P Strijbos, writer (Called that Bird), dies at 92
  • May 11 Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson, author (Anything Box), dies at 65

  • May 14 Miguel Aleman Valdes, attorney/President of Mexico (1946-52), dies at 80
  • May 14 Roger J. Traynor, American judge (b. 1900)
  • May 19 Jean Rey, Belgian politician and President of the European Commission dies at 80
  • May 21 Kenneth Clark, English art historian (b. 1903)
  • May 23 Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and physician (Nobel 1974), dies at 84
  • May 25 Sydney Box, academy award producer, dies at 76
  • May 28 Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (b. 1909)
  • May 29 Arvīds Pelše, Soviet Latvian statesman (b. 1899)
  • May 30 Alfred M Gruenther, US general/NATO-commander (1953-56), dies at 84
  • Jun 1 Anna Seghers, writer, dies at 82
  • Jun 1 Charles Tham, of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha, count of Flanders/Prince, dies
  • Jun 7 Charles von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Belgium prince, buried
  • Jun 15 Srirangam Srinivasarao, also known as Sri Sri, Telugu poet (b. 1910)
  • Jun 16 James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman, dies at 87
  • Jun 17 Eelco N van Kleffens, Dutch min of Foreign affairs 1939-46, dies at 88
  • Jun 21 Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (Tijl), dies at 87
  • Jun 27 Don Ida, balloonists, dies during a race
  • Jun 27 Maxie Anderson, balloonists, dies during a race
  • Jun 30 Mary Livingstone, [Sadye Marks] Comedienne, (Jack Benny), dies at 77
  • Jul 1 R Buckminster Fuller, inventor/philosopher, dies in LA at 87
  • Jul 3 John Fleming (Jack) Brock, scientist, physician and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, 78
  • Jul 5 Arie Querido, psychiatrist (social psychiatry), dies
  • Jul 7 George Cukor, director (My Fair Lady), dies on 84th birthday
  • Jul 7 Herman Kahn, US futurist/nuclear strategist, dies at 71
  • Jul 7 Vicki Morgan, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl), murdered at 30
  • Jul 9 Keith Wickenden, British Politician (b. 1932)
  • Jul 11 Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian writer (b. 1915)
  • Jul 13 Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (b. 1909)
  • Jul 29 J. B. Charles [Willem H. Nagel], Dutch criminologist and writer, dies at 83
  • Jul 29 Luis Buñuel, director (Monk), dies of cirrhosis of liver at 83
  • Jul 30 Howard Deitz, MGM executive, dies at 86 of Parkinson's disease
  • Aug 15 Benjamin V Cohen, US author of New Deal legislation, dies at 88
  • Aug 18 Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (b. 1902)
  • Aug 20 Kerwin Duinmeijer, Dutch of Antillean descent, murdered by in a racially motivated attack at 15
  • Aug 21 Benigno S Aquino Jr, Philippines opposition leader, killed at 50
  • Aug 24 Shawn Lewis, 5th wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, dies of methadone OD
  • Aug 29 William Goyen, American writer, dies at 68
  • Sep 1 Henry "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash), dies at 71
  • Sep 1 Larry McDonald, American congressman (b. 1935)
  • Sep 8 Willem C "Wim" Kan, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 72
  • Sep 10 Balthasar J "John" Vorster, South African premier (1966-78), dies at 67
  • Sep 10 Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
  • Sep 15 LeRoy Prinz, choreographer, dies at 88
  • Sep 17 Humberto Madeiros, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 67
  • Sep 25 Leopold III, King of Belgium (1934-51), dies at 81
  • Oct 3 Kurt Kusenberg, writer, dies at 79
  • Oct 5 Earl Tupper, American-born Costa Rican inventor and businessman (Tupperware), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Oct 6 Terence Cooke, cardinal/archbishop of NY, dies at 62
  • Oct 9 Sun Suk Joon, South Korean vice premier, murdered
  • Oct 12 Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia journalist/dissident, dies at 61
  • Oct 14 Willard Price, Canadian author and naturalist
  • Oct 17 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist, dies at 78
  • Oct 18 Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish anarchist (b. 1897)
  • Oct 19 Albert Carel Willink, painter (surrealism), dies at 83
  • Oct 19 Maurice Bishop, premier of Grenada (1979-83), murdered in coup
  • Oct 20 Yves Thériault, French Canadian author (b. 1915)
  • Oct 21 Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop (Haarlem), dies
  • Nov 8 Robert Agnew, director, dies at 84 of kidney failure
  • Nov 8 Mordecai Kaplan, Rabbi, founded Reconstructionist Judaism (b. 1881)
  • Nov 19 Reinout W van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist, dies at 79
  • Nov 23 Juhan Muks, Estonian artist (b. 1899)
  • Nov 27 Manuel Scorza, Peruvian writer, dies at about 55
  • Dec 1 Mirsky, mathematician, dies
  • Dec 2 Fifi D'Orsay, "French Bombshell" (Dixie Jamboree), dies cancer at 79
  • Dec 7 Edgar Graham, member of N Ireland Assembly, shot dead by IRA
  • Dec 11 Sir Neil Ritchie, British General (b. 1897)
  • Dec 13 Mary Renault [Challans], British author (Funeral games), dies at 78
  • Dec 13 Alexander Schmemann, Orthodox Christian priest and theologian (b. 1921)
  • Dec 13 Nichita Stanescu, Romanian poet (b. 1933
  • Dec 16 Kusan Sunim, found Milae Sa temple/Bulsung Sa Zen in Korea, dies at 74
  • Dec 21 Paul de Man, Belgian-born literary critic (b. 1919)
  • Dec 23 Colin Middleton, Northern Irish artist (b. 1910)
  • Dec 25 Joan Miro, Spanish surrealist, dies at his home in Majorca at 90