On This Day

Deaths in History in 1991 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 287 of 287

  • Sep 11 Ernst Herbeck, German Poet (b. 1920)
  • Sep 12 Jacques Benoit [JJM Bayer], poet, dies
  • Sep 14 Russell Lynes, American art historian and magazine editor (b. 1910)
  • Sep 21 JA Mommersteeg, Dutch state sect of Defense (KVP), dies
  • Sep 22 Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname religious leader, dies
  • Sep 22 Reynold Abel Dorris, (Broken Cord), dies at 23 in car crash

Person of interestDr. Seuss

Sep 24 Dr. Seuss [Theodor Geisel], American children's author (The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham), dies of cancer at 87

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss

Person of interestKlaus Barbie

Sep 25 Klaus Barbie, Gestapo chief (Butcher of Lyon), dies of cancer at 77

Gestapo Chief Klaus Barbie
Gestapo Chief
Klaus Barbie
  • Sep 25 Max Koot, royal photographer, dies
  • Sep 25 Lydia Cabrera, Cuban Anthropologist, dies at 91
  • Sep 27 Jan Hart, director (Friends of Curacao), dies
  • Sep 27 Oona Chaplin, daughter of Eugene O'Neill and wife of Charlie Chaplin, dies at 66
  • Sep 29 Gijsbert Perlee, Amsterdam's organ builder/grinder (Arabian), dies
  • Sep 29 Sam Ntuli, South African ANC-writer, murdered
  • Sep 30 Nancy Welford, entertainer, dies at 87
  • Oct 1 Jan van Tongeren, painter, dies

  • Oct 2 Dimitrios I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (1973-91), dies at 77
  • Oct 2 Jan H Christianse, political chairman (CDA), dies
  • Oct 3 Max Cantor, journalist, dies
  • Oct 4 Leonard C Odell, wrote 7,000 Burma Shave poems, dies at 83
  • Oct 6 Lincoln Demyan, dies at 66
  • Oct 6 Wendell Phillips, dies at 83 [or 10/13]
  • Oct 8 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian writer (Sounds of the Night), dies at 75
  • Oct 10 Stephen J Falat, dies after long illness at 34
  • Oct 11 Steven Jesse Bernstein, American underground poet (suicide) (b. 1950)
  • Oct 12 Arkady Natanovich Strugatsky, Soviet-Russian sci-fi author (Tale of the Troika), dies at 66
  • Oct 13 Daniel Oduber Quiros, president of Costa Rica (1974-1978), dies
  • Oct 15 Hotze de Roos, carpenter/kid book writer (Chameleon series), dies
  • Oct 23 Lance Baker, dies at 31
  • Oct 24 Leon Clements, journalist (Interlijnen), dies at 43
  • Oct 26 Lori Rae Matthews, crushed to death by an artist's 485 lb umbrella
  • Oct 27 Pyke F C Koch, realistic painter, dies
  • Oct 27 George Barker, English poet, dies at 78
  • Oct 28 Dudley McConnell, headed NASA's Earth Science Division, dies
  • Oct 28 G L Vitto entertainer, dies at 69
  • Oct 28 Lydia Hodson Copeland, America's Jr Miss (1972), dies at 37

  • Oct 29 Donald Churchill, playwright, dies of heart attack at 60
  • Oct 29 Harry Thomas, founder (Flower Festival, Dutch Homofielen Party), dies
  • Oct 29 Mario Scelba, Prime Minister of Italia (1954-55), dies
  • Oct 30 Johan Mekkink, painter, dies
  • Oct 30 Ken Hardin, producer, dies at 62
  • Oct 31 Joseph Papp, Broadway producer (A Chorus Line), dies of cancer at 70
  • Nov 1 Joseph Papp, US theater producer (A Chorus Line, Hair), dies at 70
  • Nov 2 Irwin Allen, American director (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure), dies at 75
  • Nov 5 Robert Maxwell, British billionaire publisher (NY Daily News), dies at 68
  • Nov 7 Tom of Finland [Touko Laaksonen], Finnish fetish artist, dies at 71
  • Nov 8 Christine Felsmann, dies
  • Nov 8 Patrick Hamilton, author (Gaslight, Rope, Angel Street), dies at 45
  • Nov 10 Alessandro Lessona, Minister of Italian Colonies (1931-38), dies
  • Nov 10 Franco Malfatti, president of Commission of Europe (1970-1972), dies
  • Nov 12 Christopher Hayes, dies of heart attack
  • Nov 12 Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop (Montreal), dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Hanson Baldwin, US military historian, dies at 88
  • Nov 14 Tony Richardson, British director (Tom Jones), dies of AIDs at 63
  • Nov 17 John Blatnik, (Rep-Minn, 1947-75), dies at 80
  • Nov 18 Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslovakia (1975-89), dies at 78
  • Nov 21 Daniel Mann [Chugerman], American stage and screen director (The Rose Tattoo; The Teahouse Of The August Moon; Butterfield 8), dies of heart failure at 79
  • Nov 22 Jac de Jong [Jacobus Hendrik de Jong], Dutch entrepreneur and politician (Nedac-Sorbo), dies
  • Nov 25 Eleanor Audley, voice (Wicked Stepmother-Cinderella), dies at 86
  • Nov 26 François Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), dies at 64
  • Nov 26 Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; b. 1908)
  • Nov 29 Frank Yerby, American novelist (The Foxes of Harrow), dies at 75
  • Nov 29 Louis Finkelstein, American historian and theologist (Pharizees), dies at 96
  • Dec 1 George Joseph Stigler, US economist (Nobel 1982), dies at 80
  • Dec 5 Jill Browne, dies at 54
  • Dec 5 Richard Speck, American mass murderer (raped and killed 8 student nurses in 1966), dies a day before his 50th birthday
  • Dec 8 Kimberly Bergalis, got AIDS from health care worker, dies at 23
  • Dec 10 Berenice Abbott, US photographer, dies at 93
  • Dec 10 Greta Kempton, American artist (b. 1901)
  • Dec 11 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Prof (Swedish Academy), dies
  • Dec 11 Daniel Simon Scott, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 71
  • Dec 13 Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (La marge), dies at 82
  • Dec 17 John Blatnik, (Rep-Minnesota, 1947-75), dies at 80
  • Dec 17 Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist, dies at 87
  • Dec 19 Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81
  • Dec 19 Joe Cole, American roadie (Black Flag, Rollins Band), shot and killed at 30
  • Dec 20 Andries D Copier, Dutch glass designer (Guild glass), dies
  • Dec 20 Fop[pe] I Brouwer, biologist (Everything That Lives & Grows), dies
  • Dec 20 Sam Rabin, speaker of house, dies at 88
  • Dec 20 Stephen Birnbaum, US tourism writer, dies at 54
  • Dec 20 Simone Beck, French chef (b. 1904)
  • Dec 23 Rosa Jackson Lumpkin, among the oldest people in the world, dies at 115
  • Dec 24 Walter Hudson, 1,025 lb man, dies at 46
  • Dec 25 Sal Provenza, entertainer, dies of lymphoma at 45
  • Dec 26 Sam Cresson, dies at 73
  • Dec 27 W Hudson, US "strongest man to the world" (540 kg), dies
  • Dec 29 Julia McCarthy, dies of cancer at 64