On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1990 (Part 2)

  • 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

Roald Dahl

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

  • 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, American editor (Saturday Review) and peace activist, dies at 75
  • Dec 1 Jan Hendrik de Groot, Dutch co-founder of Vrij Nederland), dies at 89
  • Dec 5 Steven Shaw, dies at 25

Tunku 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

  • 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 and 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