Deaths in History in 1990

Deaths 1 - 200 of 220

  • Jan 1 Suzuki Sochu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/abbot of Ryutakuji, dies
  • Jan 1 James W. Wood, American astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 65
  • Jan 4 Alberto Lleras Camargo, president of Colombia (1945-46, 58-62), dies
  • Jan 4 Robert F Adams, American sci-fi author (Castaways in Time), dies at 57
  • Jan 4 Harold Edgerton, American electrical engineer (b. 1903)
  • Jan 4 Sir Henry Bolte, Premier of Victoria 1955-1972 (b. 1908)
  • Jan 5 Bart LaRue, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 7 Gail Lucas, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 9 Sir Edward McTiernan, Australian jurist, lawyer and politician (b. 1892)
  • Jan 12 Laurence J Peter, author (Peter Princible), dies of a stroke at 70
  • Jan 14 Mani Madhava Chakyar, Koodiyattam artist and Sanskrit scholar (b. 1899)
  • Jan 17 Charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies
  • Jan 19 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, indian guru, dies at 58
  • Jan 19 Herbert Wehner, German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83
  • Jan 20 Naruhito Higashi-Kuni, Japanese PM (1945), dies
  • Jan 23 Mariano Rumor, Italy's PM (1968-70, 73-1974), dies
  • Jan 25 Ian Dudley Hardy, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 26 FHP "Boy" Trip, Dutch minister, dies
  • Jan 26 Lewis Mumford, American historian (b. 1895)
  • Jan 31 Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian-born imam (b. 1935)
  • Feb 7 Dom Heider Camara, nonviolent/human rights Bishop of Brazil, dies
  • Feb 7 Nathan Wartels, publisher (Crown), dies at 88 of pneumonia
  • Feb 7 Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (b. 1905)
  • Feb 8 Geroge de Mestral, Swiss engineer (invented Velcro), dies at 83

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Feb 16 Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDS at 31

Artist & Social Activist Keith Haring
Artist & Social Activist
Keith Haring
  • Feb 17 Frans Kellendonk, Dutch writer (Good for Nothing), dies at 39
  • Feb 19 Michael Powell, English director (Life & Death of Col Blimp), dies at 84
  • Feb 23 Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch lawyer and politician (Liberal), dies at 53
  • Feb 23 James Gavin, US 82nd Airborne Division General (Sicily/Normandy), dies at 82
  • Feb 23 Jose Napoleon Duarte, president of Salvador (1984-89), dies at 62

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Feb 24 Malcolm Forbes, American publisher of Forbes Magazine, dies of a heart attack at 70

Publisher Malcolm Forbes
Publisher
Malcolm Forbes
  • Feb 24 Sandro Pertini, president of Italy (1978, 85), dies at 93
  • Feb 26 Maurine Stuart, Zen teacher (head of Cambridge Buddhist Association), dies
  • Feb 27 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (b. 1903)
  • Mar 1 Claude Spaak, Belgian dramatist, dies
  • Mar 3 Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Parool), dies at 86
  • Mar 3 Gérard Blitz, Belgian waterpoloist and entrepreneur (b. 1912)
  • Mar 5 Gloria Carter Spann, US President Jimmy Carter's sister, dies of cancer at 63
  • Mar 10 Michael Stewart, UK Sect of State (1965-66, 68-70), dies
  • Mar 12 Wallace Breem, British author (b. 1926)
  • Mar 13 Bruno Bettelhelm, Austrian/US psychoanalyst, commits suicide at 86
  • Mar 13 Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-American psycho-analyst (Uses of Enchantment), dies at 86
  • Mar 15 Farzad Bazoft, Iranian-born journalist (hanged) (b. 1958)
  • Mar 20 Jannetje Visser-Roosendaal, Dutch writer, dies at 90
  • Mar 22 Gerald Bull, Canadian engineer (b. 1928)
  • Mar 24 An Wang, computer manufacturer (Wang), dies at 70 of cancer
  • Mar 26 Roy "Halston" Frowick, fashion designer, dies of AIDs at 68
  • Mar 29 Germaine Montenesdro, 2nd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer, shot dead
  • Mar 31 Lillian "Miss" Miller, audience member (Merv Griffin, Tonight), dies
  • Apr 5 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist and poet, dies at 59
  • Apr 6 Nancy Hawkes, (1946 best dress woman), dies at 73

  • Apr 6 Ronald E Evans, astronaut (Apollo 17), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Apr 8 Jose De Vega, dies of AIDS at 56
  • Apr 8 Ryan White, hemophiliac AIDS sufferer, dies at 18
  • Apr 11 Barbara Ann Miller, dies
  • Apr 11 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1904)
  • Apr 13 Luis Trenker, South Tyrolean film producer, director, actor (Berge in Flammen), dies at 97
  • Apr 14 Martin Kessel, writer, dies on 89th birthday
  • Apr 15 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, dies at 80
  • Apr 17 Ralph David Abernathy, US civil rights leader, dies
  • Apr 19 Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 52
  • Apr 20 Horst Sinderman, RDA 1st minister (1973-76), dies
  • Apr 21 Erté, French artist (b. 1892)
  • Apr 23 Albert Salmi, (Caddyshack), kills terminally ill wife & self at 62
  • Apr 24 Joseph Leberman, entertainer, dies
  • Apr 26 Carlos Pizarro Leongomez, Colombian presidential candidate, assassinated
  • Apr 28 Jean Blazer Baney, entertainer, dies
  • May 2 Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 49
  • May 3 Pimen, [Sergei Irzyekov], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 79
  • May 4 Don Appell, American writer and director, dies at 70
  • May 8 Tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies
  • May 9 Pauline Frederick, pioneering American journalist and author, dies at 84
  • May 10 Walker Percy, physician/novelist (Lancelot), dies of cancer at 73
  • May 12 Chen Kenmin, Japanese chef (b. 1912)
  • May 13 Venedikt Jerofejev, Russian writer, dies
  • May 16 Dag Drollet, Cheyenne Brando's boyfriend killed by brother Christian
  • May 21 Mary Victor Bruce, who flew around empire state bldg in 1930, dies
  • May 21 Moelvi Mohammed Farouk, Indian spiritual leader, murdered
  • May 27 Robert B. Meyner, American politician (b. 1908)
  • May 28 Giorgio Manganelli, writer, dies at 67
  • May 28 Hussein Bin Onn, 1st minister of Malasia (1976-81), dies
  • Jun 5 J Zeldenrust, pathology-anatomy, dies
  • Jun 5 Vasily V Kuznetsov, President of USSR supreme soviet (1982-83, 85), dies
  • Jun 8 Alfredo Poveda, president of Consul of Ecuador (1976-79), dies
  • Jun 8 Jose Figueres, president of Costa Rica (1948-49, 53-58, 70-74), dies
  • Jun 12 Terence O'Neil, lord/PM of Ulster (1963-69), dies
  • Jun 17 Dick Elffers, graphic artist, dies
  • Jun 17 Palmira Henry, fashion designer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 44
  • Jun 22 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), dies at 81
  • Jun 26 Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (b. 1909)
  • Jun 28 Estelle Lamont, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 29 Irving Wallace, author (Book of Lists, Peoples Almanac), dies at 74
  • Jul 1 Jurriaan Schrofer, graphic designer, dies
  • Jul 2 Muntu Myeza, South African anti-apartheid activist, dies in auto at 39
  • Jul 3 Ludi Claire Hugo, entertainer, dies at 70
  • Jul 3 Maurice Girodias, French publisher, dies at 71
  • Jul 5 Mitch Snyder, homeless advocate, commits suicide by hanging at 46
  • Jul 6 Paul Wynne, KGO-TV SF reporter, dies of AIDS at 46
  • Jul 6 Nathaniel Wyeth, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle), dies at 78
  • Jul 7 Bill Cullen, game show host (Price is Right), dies at 70 of cancer
  • Jul 7 Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, Jes priest/apprentice Zen teacher, dies at 92
  • Jul 9 Brigitte D'Ortschy, German author, trnslator and Zen teacher Sanbo Kyodan line, dies in Japan at 69
  • Jul 10 Hans Faverey, poet, dies
  • Jul 10 Irene Champlin, dies after long illness at 59
  • Jul 12 Richard R Briggs, dies after short illness at 71
  • Jul 13 Lois Moran Young, dies of cancer at 81
  • Jul 14 Philip Leacock, dies of collapsed lungs at 73
  • Jul 16 Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (b. 1927)
  • Jul 18 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Astérix, Tintin), dies at 79
  • Jul 18 Karl Menninger, psychatrist (Menninger Clinic), dies at 96 of cancer
  • Jul 18 Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (b. 1897)
  • Jul 20 Herbert Jenkins, Atlanta's longest serving police chief (b. 1907)
  • Jul 21 Manuel Puig, Argentine writer (Buenos Aires Affair), dies at 57
  • Jul 21 Sacha Piteoff, dies of heart failure at 70
  • Jul 21 Stanley Shapiro, dies of leukemia at 65
  • Jul 22 George Wood, dies of diabetes complications at 56
  • Jul 23 Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese development of television (b. 1899)
  • Jul 24 Alan Clarke, director (Elephant, Road, Scum, Firm), dies at 54
  • Jul 27 Kim Thomas-Friedland, news anchor (FNN), dies at 32
  • Jul 27 Salim Ali, Indian Ornithologist (Birdman of India), dies at 90
  • Jul 28 Armando Frid, of Argentina (Born May 24, 1866 Guin rec), dies at 124
  • Jul 29 Bruno Kreisky, union chancellor Austria, dies
  • Jul 30 Ian Gow, British Conservative parliament leader, murdered
  • Jul 30 Karl Weber, dies of heart failure at 74
  • Jul 31 Fernando Sancho, dies after operation for malignant tumor at 72
  • Aug 1 Norbert Elias, German/English/Neth philosopher/sociologist, dies
  • Aug 2 Norman Mclean, American writer (b. 1902)
  • Aug 3 Florida Edwards, dies of pneumonia at 79
  • Aug 5 Herman Gooding, Suriname police-inspector, dies
  • Aug 6 Jacques Soustelle, Fren ethnology/minister of Information, dies at 78
  • Aug 6 Mário Pinto de Andrade, Angolan poet and politician who founded the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), dies at 62
  • Aug 6 Robert Alex, shot to death by robber at 31
  • Aug 10 Richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies
  • Aug 12 B. Kliban, American cartoonist known for his drawings of cats, usually with horrible puns (Love to Eat Them Mousies), dies at 55
  • Aug 18 B F Skinner, American psychologist (Skinner Box), dies of Leukemia at 86
  • Aug 19 Ben Rutgers Van de Loeff-Basenau, children's book writer, dies at 80
  • Aug 20 Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist/writer, dies
  • Aug 24 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (b. 1941)
  • Aug 24 Gailli AbedElrhman, Sudanese writer (b. 1931)
  • Aug 25 Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (b. 1903)
  • Aug 26 Minoru Honda, Japanese astronomer (b. 1913)
  • Aug 28 Willy Vandersteen, Flemish cartoonist (Suske & Wiske), dies
  • Aug 29 Sandy, dog in the play Annie, dies at 16
  • Sep 3 David Acer, Florida dentist, dies of AIDs after infecting 5 patients
  • Sep 4 Henry Faas, [Wandelganger], Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies
  • Sep 5 Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1896)
  • Sep 6 T Issan Dorsey, founder (Hartford St Zen Center SF), dies
  • Sep 7 Alan J P Taylor, British historian (Origins of WW II), dies
  • Sep 9 Rimantas Antanas Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46
  • Sep 9 Samuel Doe, Liberian politician (b. 1951)
  • Sep 10 Samuel Kanyon Doe, president of Liberia (1980-90), assassinated
  • Sep 11 Myrna Mack, Guatemalan anthropologist (b. 1949)
  • Sep 15 G. M. J. Veldkamp, Dutch politician (CDA), dies
  • Sep 15 Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 60
  • Sep 16 Loretta Tupper, radio/TV entertainer, dies of cancer at 84
  • Sep 26 Alberto Moravia, Italian writer (Woman in Red), dies at 82
  • Sep 30 Liesbeth de Uyl-of Vessem, feminist/wife of Joop du, dies
  • Sep 30 Michel Levis, French cultural anthropologist/writer, dies
  • Sep 30 Patrick White, Australian writer (Nobel 1973), dies
  • Sep 30 Alice Parizeau, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1930)
  • Oct 1 Curtis E LeMay, USAF General/VP candidate, dies at 83
  • Oct 3 Stefano Casiraghi, Princess Caroline of Monaco husband, dies at 30
  • Oct 5 Meir Kahane, founder of Jewish defense league, assassinated at 58
  • Oct 7 J Teengs Gerritsen, resistance fighter, dies
  • Oct 7 Juan Jose Arevalo, President of Guatemala (1945-51), dies
  • Oct 10 Michael A Salcido, dies at 39
  • Oct 10 Tom Murton, American penologist (b. 1928)
  • Oct 11 Douglas Edwards, WW II correspondent, dies of cancer at 73
  • Oct 12 Rifaat Maghub, president Egyptian MP, murdered
  • Oct 13 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), dies at 78

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Oct 17 Ralph Abernathy, American civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), dies of a blood clot at 64

Civil Rights Activist Ralph Abernathy
Civil Rights Activist
Ralph Abernathy
  • Oct 20 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter dies at 72
  • Oct 23 Louis Althusser, French philosopher, dies
  • Oct 27 Elliott Roosevelt, son of FDR, dies at 80
  • Oct 27 Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, daughter of assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1901)
  • Oct 29 William French Smith, attorney general (1980), dies at 73 of cancer
  • Oct 30 Craig Russell, female impersonator, dies of an AIDS-stroke at 42
  • Oct 31 Graig Russel, Canadian travel expert/transvestite, dies
  • Oct 31 Hugh McPhillips, dies at 70
  • Nov 7 Lawrence Durrell, Indian/English author (Alexandria Quartet, Mount Olive), dies at 78
  • Nov 8 Anya Seton, US author, dies
  • Nov 8 Grampy Davis, dies of heart attack at 87
  • Nov 10 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (b. 1914)
  • Nov 12 Rifaat El-Maghub, Egyptian MP leader, murdered
  • Nov 12 Yannis Ritsos, Greek poet and political activist, dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Charlie Carpenter, dies at 77
  • Nov 14 K L Poll, journalist/author, dies
  • Nov 14 Malcolm Muggeridge, WW II spy for Britain, dies at 87
  • Nov 14 Robert Mariano, entertainer, dies at 21

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Nov 17 Robert Hofstadter, American atomic physicist and Nobel laureate (electron scattering in atomic nuclei), dies at 75

  • Nov 19 Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (b. 1900)
  • Nov 19 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77
  • Nov 23 Nguyen Van Tam, PM of Vietnam (1952-53), dies
  • Nov 23 Renate Rubinstein, author/columnist (Tamar), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 23 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), dies at 74

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
  • Nov 24 Nistani Keiji, philosopher, dies in Kyoto Japan
  • Nov 24 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896)
  • Nov 24 Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer of the depression, dies at 80
  • Nov 30 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, dies at 78
  • Nov 30 Horst Bienek, German author, dies