Deaths in History in 1993

Deaths 1 - 200 of 403

  • Jan 3 Peter Brocco, blacklisted in the 1950's, dies of heart attack at 89
  • Jan 4 Charles Bridgford, Australian politician
  • Jan 5 Henk Knol, Suriname MP (PvdA), dies at 61
  • Jan 5 Jennifer Raine Bissell, British actress (Thriller, Rush: Inspired by Battlefield) dies from a heart ailment 60
  • Jan 5 Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
  • Jan 5 Klaas Wiersma, Dutch sec of Justice (VVD), dies
  • Jan 5 Nyamuisi Muvingi, Zaire minister of Culture, murdered
  • Jan 5 Westley A Dodd, US murderer, 1st hanging in US since 1965
  • Jan 6 Elisabeth, arch duch of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein, dies at 70
  • Jan 8 Asif Nawaz, Pakistani general, dies
  • Jan 8 Hakija Turajlic, Bosnian vice-premier, murdered
  • Jan 9 Felix Grucci, fireworks expert, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • Jan 9 Sir Paul Hasluck, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)
  • Jan 10 Diana Adams, ballerina, dies
  • Jan 10 Noorjahan Begum, "adulterous" wife in Bangladesh, stoned to death
  • Jan 11 Lacey Fosburgh, author (Closing Time), dies of breast cancer at 50
  • Jan 12 Carles Mira, Spanish director (Que Nos Quiten Lo Bailao), dies at 45
  • Jan 13 Rene Pleven, PM of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies
  • Jan 14 Elisabeth A de Vreugd, chambermaid for Dutch Queen, dies at 98
  • Jan 14 Manfred Lachs, Polish lawyer (Intl Court of Justice), dies
  • Jan 15 Huub Jacobse [Hendrik Hubert Jacobse], Dutch politician (VVD), dies at 68
  • Jan 15 Ken Cory, dies of AIDS at 51
  • Jan 16 Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide
  • Jan 17 Albert Hourani, English historian (b. 1915)
  • Jan 18 M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor, dies at 85
  • Jan 18 Mike Templeton, 2nd person to receive a heart pump, dies at 34
  • Jan 18 Eleanor Hibbert, British author (b. 1906)
  • Jan 19 Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), dies at 72
  • Jan 19 Reginald Lewis, CEO (Beatrice), dies of brain cancer at 50
  • Jan 20 Mercer McCleod, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 86
  • Jan 22 Alexander Bodon, Hungarian-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), dies at 86
  • Jan 22 Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies at 68
  • Jan 22 Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author, dies at 75
  • Jan 23 Dudley Stevens, English entertainer, dies of AIDS at 57

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Jan 24 Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Jan 24 Ugur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (Cumhuriyet Murder), dies at 50
  • Jan 26 Axel Von Dem Bussche, German aristocrat, dies
  • Jan 26 Jan Gies, Dutch resistance fighter (helped Anne Frank), dies at 87
  • Jan 26 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (large iron sculptures), dies at 80
  • Jan 26 Jeanne Sauvé, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1922)
  • Jan 29 Hank Werba, [Herman Werblowski], US journalist (Variety), dies at 79
  • Jan 30 Taikichiro Mori, Japanese real estate developer, dies at 88
  • Feb 5 Joseph L Mankiewicz, US writer/director (All about Eve), dies at 83
  • Feb 5 Tip Tipping, [Tim], stuntman, dies in sky-diving accident at 34
  • Feb 5 Marcel Léger, Quebec politician (b. 1930)
  • Feb 7 W Sybout A Colenbrander, Dutch historian/journalist, dies at 82
  • Feb 8 Casper van den Berg, Dutch poet (Fashionable inconvenience), dies
  • Feb 8 Eliot Janeway, financial columnist (Eliot Doomsday), dies at 80
  • Feb 8 Franz Schnyder, Swiss director (10th of May), dies at 82
  • Feb 8 Paul Brickhill, Dutch/US WW II pilot/physician, dies
  • Feb 8 N. Shanmugathasan, Sri Lankan communist leader

  • Feb 9 Nasrullah Mansoor, Afghan guerilla leader/governor of Paktia, dies
  • Feb 10 John Grossman, Czech director (Process, Revisor), dies
  • Feb 10 Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, PM of France (1957), dies
  • Feb 10 Fred Hollows, New Zealand ophthalmologist (b. 1929)
  • Feb 11 George A Stephen, inventor (Weber Kettle Grill), dies at 71
  • Feb 12 James Bulger, English child abducted, tortured and beaten to death at 2, by 10 year old boys
  • Feb 13 Agatha Hagtingius-Seger, Dutch author (Sparkles Chain), dies at 91
  • Feb 17 Alfredo de Leon, leader (Philippines Red Scorpio Gang), killed
  • Feb 18 Edward S "Ted" Haworth, US set designer (Sayonara, Marty), dies at 76
  • Feb 18 Jacqueline Hill, dies of cancer at 63
  • Feb 19 Gerhard Gesell, judge (Pentagon Papers), dies of liver cancer at 82
  • Feb 20 Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian auto-designer (Lamborghini), dies at 76
  • Feb 22 Jean Lecanuet, French UDF-presidential candidate, dies at 72
  • Feb 22 Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/procureur-general (Aruba), dies at 63
  • Feb 25 Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch PM (social dem, 1965-69), dies
  • Feb 26 Fletcher Knebel, author (7 Days in May), commits suicide at 81
  • Feb 26 Mark Kolthoff, Dutch painter/photographer, dies at 92
  • Feb 28 Fer A Olthoff, Dutch WW II resistance fighter (Het Parool), dies
  • Feb 28 Franco Brusati, Italian dir/writer (Bread & Chocolate), dies at 70
  • Mar 1 Luis Kutner, US co-founder (Amnesty International), dies at 84
  • Mar 2 Floortje Peneder, Dutch poet (Diary), dies at 15
  • Mar 3 Albert Sabin, physician (oral polio vaccine), dies at 86
  • Mar 3 Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (b. 1910)
  • Mar 4 Richard Sale, writer/director (Oscar, Torpedo Run), dies at 80
  • Mar 4 Nicholas Ridley, Lord Ridley of Liddesdale, English politician, Minister of Finance, dies at 64
  • Mar 5 Diana Ochoa, dies after long illness at 80
  • Mar 5 Peter Bierdrager, Dutch Fokker's-test pilot, dies in air crash
  • Mar 6 Cyril Collard, French director (Lesson nuits fauves), dies at 35
  • Mar 6 Douglas Marland, soap writer (As the World Turns), dies at 58
  • Mar 8 Johan Bodegraven, radio host (Purses Open, Dikes Closed), dies at 78
  • Mar 10 C Northcote Parkinson, English historian/sociologist (Law of P), dies
  • Mar 10 David Gunn, abortion doctor, killed by Michael Griffin at 47
  • Mar 11 Manuel da Fonseca, Portuguese writer (Cerro Maior), dies at 81
  • Mar 12 Andreas J A I Bruggeman, Dutch mayor (Leiderdorp), dies at 62
  • Mar 12 Wang Zhen, marxist/vice-premier of China (1988), dies
  • Mar 13 Ralph Smith Fults, US gangster (Bonnie & Clyde gang), dies at 82
  • Mar 15 Ricardo M Arias Espinosa, president of Panama (1955-56), dies
  • Mar 16 Djilalli Lyabes, Algerian minister of Higher Education, murdered
  • Mar 16 Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Arialda), dies at 69
  • Mar 16 Mohammed Hussein Nagdi, Iran diplomat/resistance fighter, murdered
  • Mar 17 Laadi Flici, Algerian MP, murdered
  • Mar 19 Barend P Tammeling, journalist (Trouw, Peek on the North), dies at 58
  • Mar 20 Claudia Yeltsin, mother of Russian president Yeltsin, dies at 85
  • Mar 20 Jonathan Ball, English youngster, killed by IRA at 3
  • Mar 22 Phia [Sophia R] Berghout, Dutch harpist, dies at 83
  • Mar 23 Hans Werner Richter, German writer/founder (Gruppe 47), dies at 84
  • Mar 24 Erik Andriesse, Dutch painter (skulls, skeletons), dies at 35
  • Mar 24 John Hersey, Pulitzer prize author (Hiroshima), dies at 78
  • Mar 24 Peter Roovers, Dutch sculptor/teacher (war monuments), dies at 90
  • Mar 26 Luis Falco, US choreographer (Fame, Angel Heart), dies at 50
  • Mar 27 Carlos Gimenez, director (Theater Festival of Caracas), dies at 47
  • Mar 27 Katherine Hynes De Groot, dies of stroke at 88
  • Mar 27 Willem Russell [Wilhelmus Matthias Josephus Russell], Dutch politician (KVP, CDA), dies at 74
  • Mar 28 Scott Cunningham, Occult author (b. 1956)
  • Mar 30 Richard C Diebenkorn Jr, US painter (Ocean Park Paintings), dies at 70
  • Mar 31 Jose Maria Lemus, president of El Salvador (1956-60), dies
  • Apr 1 Ihsan Mohamed Salem, [Yunis Awad], Palestinian Al-Fatah leader, killed
  • Apr 1 Juan of Borbon y Battemberg, father of king Juan Carlos I, dies
  • Apr 3 Eduardo Cabellero Calderon, Colombian writer/diplomat, dies at 83
  • Apr 3 Pinky Lee, kiddie host (Pinky Lee Show), dies of heart attack at 85
  • Apr 4 Alfred Mosher Butts, US architect/game maker (Scrabble), dies at 93
  • Apr 6 Hedi Amira Nouira, PM of Tunisia (1970-80), dies
  • Apr 7 Richard Schmiechen, dies of AIDS at 45
  • Apr 8 Arleen Whelan, dies of stroke at 78
  • Apr 8 H Earnest, bishop of Breda, dies
  • Apr 10 Chris Hani, sec-gen South Africian Communist Party, assassinated at 50
  • Apr 11 Mohammed el-Himi, brigade-general of Egyptian police, murdered
  • Apr 11 Rachmon Nabiyev, President of Tadzjikistan (1973..92), dies at 63
  • Apr 12 Isaac Rojas, vp of Argentina (1955-58), dies
  • Apr 12 Patience Jarvis, dies of melanoma at 56
  • Apr 13 Barry Karas, dies of leukemia at 49
  • Apr 13 Max Tripels, Dutch attorney/MP, dies at 72
  • Apr 14 Jo Boer, Dutch painter/writer/author (Heir, dies at 85
  • Apr 14 Sam Ntombani, ANC-secretary in Soweto South-Africa, shot to death
  • Apr 15 George Ives, dies at 111
  • Apr 15 Leslie Charteris, British mystery writer (Saint), dies at 85
  • Apr 15 William Bakewell, dies of leukemia at 84
  • Apr 15 John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics), dies at 84
  • Apr 16 John P W Meefout, sculptor (Laying wife), dies at 77
  • Apr 17 Turgut Özal, president of Turkey (1989-93), dies at 65
  • Apr 18 Arthur P Smith, US founder of Miami Planetarium, dies at 76
  • Apr 18 Masahiko Kimura, Japanese judoka (b. 1917)
  • Apr 18 Dame Elisabeth Frink, English sculptor and printmaker dies of cancer aged 62
  • Apr 19 David Koresh, [Vernon Howell], cult leader (Davidians), suicide
  • Apr 19 George Mickelson, Gov of SD, & 7 others, die in a plane crash
  • Apr 22 Andries Treurnicht, founder South African Conservative Party, dies at 72

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Apr 22 Cesar Chavez, American farm labor leader (United Farm Workers), dies of natural causes at 66

Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez
Civil Rights Activist
Cesar Chavez
  • Apr 23 Bertus Aafjes, poet/writer (World is a Muze), dies at 78
  • Apr 23 Lalith Athulathmudali, Sri Lankan minister, murdered at 59
  • Apr 27 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer (Tie Exil im Exil), dies at 90
  • Apr 29 Cy Howard, director (Lovers & Other Strangers), dies at 77
  • May 1 Hans [Henri EA] Tuynman, provo (Full-time Provo), dies at 50
  • May 1 Ranasinghe Premadasa, pres (Sri Lanka, 1989-93), assassinated at 68
  • May 2 Julio Gallo, wine maker (Gallo), dies in a car accident at 82
  • May 2 Will Weng, Sunday Times crossword puzzle editor (1968-78), dies at 86
  • May 5 Balak Brahmachari, [Marxist Godman], Indies guru, dies at 73
  • May 5 Irving Howe, US writer/critic (Dissent), dies at 72
  • May 5 Lenore Kingston Jenson, dies of cancer at 79
  • May 8 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), dies at 70
  • May 9 Freya Stark, English author (Sunday Bloody Sunday), dies at 61
  • May 9 Mary Duncan Sanford, dies at 98
  • May 9 Penelope Gilliatt [Conner], British author
  • May 14 Patrick Haemers, Belgian criminal, commits suicide at 40
  • May 14 William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (Hearst Newspapers) and 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 85
  • May 15 Salah Ahmed Ibrahim, Sudanese writer, poet, and diplomat (b. 1933)
  • May 18 Heinrich Albertz, theologist/mayor of Berlin (1966-67), dies at 78
  • May 18 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/writer, dies at 67
  • May 19 Nemesio Antunes, Chilean painter, dies at 75
  • May 19 Richard Murphy, director (3 Stripes in the Sun), dies of stroke at 81
  • May 20 Max Klein, inventor (paint by numbers), dies at 77
  • May 21 John Frost, English lt-kol (operation Market Garden 1944), dies at 80
  • May 24 Jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66
  • May 25 Louise Tazewell, entertainer, dies at 93
  • May 26 Carleton Morse, radio dramatist (One Man's Family), dies at 91
  • May 29 Tiny Hofman, Amsterdam activist (Nieuwmarkt), dies at 68
  • May 31 Spuds Mackenzie, American advertisement dog
  • Jun 2 French JFM of Thiel, Dutch 2nd chamber chairman (1963-72), dies at 86
  • Jun 5 Conway Twitty, country star (Linda on My Mind), dies in surgery at 59
  • Jun 6 James Bridges, writer/director (Paper Chase), dies of cancer at 57
  • Jun 6 Peter Tazelaar, adjutant of Dutch queen Wilhelmina, dies at 73
  • Jun 8 René Bousquet, French Vichy-police chief (deported Jews), dies at 84
  • Jun 8 Root Boy Slim, American entertainer (b. 1945)
  • Jun 9 Ian Mikardo, British politician, dies
  • Jun 10 Alice Reinhart, entertainer, dies at 83
  • Jun 11 Muriel C Bradbrook, English writer (Rise of Common Player), dies at 84
  • Jun 13 Donald "Deke" K Slayton, US major/astronaut (Apollo 18), dies at 69
  • Jun 14 Vincent T Hamlin, cartoonist (Alley Oop), dies at 93
  • Jun 15 John Connally, (Gov-D/R-Texas), dies at 76
  • Jun 15 Mahfoud Boucebi, Algerian psychiatrist, murdered
  • Jun 15 Vera, scarf/linen designer, dies of cardiac arrest at 87
  • Jun 16 John B Connally, gov of Texas/shot with JFK in 1963, dies at 76
  • Jun 17 Angus Suttie, English potter, dies of AIDS at 46
  • Jun 17 French of Nouhuys, civil servant in Indonesia, dies at 88

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Jun 19 William Golding, author (Lord of the Flies, Nobel 1983), dies at 81

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • Jun 19 James Benton Parsons, American judge, 1st African American federal judge, dies at 81
  • Jun 21 Frank Moro, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 22 Hannah Troy, fashion designer (petite), dies of heart attack at 93
  • Jun 22 M'hammed Boukhozba, Algerian sociologist, murdered at 52
  • Jun 22 Pat Nixon, 1st lady (1969-75), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • Jun 26 Catherine Leno, mother of Tonight Show host Jay, dies of cancer at 82
  • Jun 26 Jack Bittner, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 26 William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)
  • Jun 27 Wolfgang Grams, German RAF-terrorist, shot to death at 40
  • Jun 28 Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Don Carlos), dies at 79
  • Jul 2 Sir Edward Dunlop, Australian war hero (b. 1907)
  • Jul 3 "Curly" Joe DeRita, last of Three Stooges, dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Jul 4 Felix White, choreographer (Black Vibrations Theatre), dies at 65
  • Jul 5 Harrison E Salisbury, US journalist (NY Times), dies at 84
  • Jul 6 Ruth Lady Fermoy, maternal grandmother of Princess Diane, dies at 84