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Deaths in History in 1990 (Part 2)

  • Nov 14 Robert Mariano, entertainer, dies at 21

Person of interestRobert Hofstadter

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 (best known for his leadership in the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War), dies at 89
  • Nov 19 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77
  • Nov 23 Nguyen Van Tam, Prime Minister of Vietnam (1952-53), dies
  • Nov 23 Renate Rubinstein, German-Dutch author and columnist (Tamar), dies at 61

Person of interestRoald Dahl

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 (101 Dalmatians), dies at 94
  • Nov 24 Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer during the Great Depression, dies at 80
  • Nov 26 Fung Yu-lan, Chinese philosopher, dies at 94
  • Nov 30 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, dies at 78
  • Nov 30 Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review), dies at 75
  • Dec 1 Jan H de Groot, Dutch co-founder (Vrij Nederland), dies

Person of interestVijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Dec 1 Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Indian diplomat and politician, dies at 90

Indian Politician and Diplomat Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Indian Politician and Diplomat
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
  • Dec 5 Steven Shaw, dies at 25

Person of interestTunku Abdul Rahman

Dec 6 Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia's founding father, 1st Prime Minister of Malaya (1957-63) and Malaysia (1963-70), dies at 87

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • Dec 7 Jean Paul Lemieux, Canadian painter, dies at 86
  • Dec 7 Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban poet and novelist (Pentagonia), dies at 47
  • Dec 10 Armand Hammer, CEO (Occidental Petroleum), dies at 92
  • Dec 11 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker, dies at 92
  • Dec 14 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss playwright & novelist (The Physicists, The Visit). dies of heart failure at 69
  • Dec 14 Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn und Taxis, German businessman, dies at 64
  • Dec 16 Douglas Campbell, American aviator and World War I flying ace, dies at 94
  • Dec 21 Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aeronautical engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; b. 1910)
  • Dec 24 Thorbjørn Egner, Norwegian author (b. 1922)
  • Dec 25 Marguerite N Wittenberg, entertainer, dies of cancer at 77
  • Dec 26 Nancy Cruznan, accident victim/right-to-die case, dies at 33
  • Dec 28 Ed van der Elsken, Dutch photographer (Sweet Life), dies at 65
  • Dec 28 Lucas Polhaupessy, Moluccan leader, dies
  • Dec 31 Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A), dies at 62