On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1993 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 398 of 398

  • Jul 11 Kelly Ahrendt, 1st death by rabies in NY since 1954, dies
  • Jul 11 Sergey Vozovikov, cosmonaut, dies during underwater test at 34
  • Jul 12 Dan Eldon, British-Kenyan photojournalist, killed in Somalia while working for Reuters at 22
  • Jul 13 Edwin "Rick" Bakker, author (Rick's Report/AIDS Diary), dies at 31
  • Jul 15 Bobby Kent, alleged Florida bully murdered by his friends (b. 1973)
  • Jul 17 Ineke Shutter, choreography (Black Girl Goes to School), dies at 61
  • Jul 17 Scott Salmon, US choreographer (La Cage aux Folles), dies at 51
  • Jul 17 Vladimir Barmyn, Russian inventor (Stalinorgel), dies at 84
  • Jul 18 John Beck, US producer (Harvey, Singing Nun), dies at 83
  • Jul 18 Robert Davis, dies of emphysema at 76
  • Jul 18 Sergei Y Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut, dies in accident at 35
  • Jul 18 Vladimir Pavlovich Barmin, Chief designer of Soviet launch pads, dies
  • Jul 19 Elmar Klos, Czech director (Shop on Main Street), dies at 83
  • Jul 20 Vince Foster, American lawyer and Deputy White House Counsel commits suicide aged 48
  • Jul 21 Henk Kersting, bureau chef (Associated Press-WW II), dies at 88
  • Jul 24 Ben Polak, Dutch physician, communist and resistance fighter, dies at 79
  • Jul 24 Francis Bouygues, French entrepreneur/billionaire, dies at 70
  • Jul 24 Lonnie D'Orsa, film and TV director, dies at 96
  • Jul 25 Vincent Joseph Schaefer, American chemist and meteorologist (cloud seeding), dies at 87
  • Jul 26 Matthew Ridgway, American general (World War II, Korean War, NATO Supreme Commander) and Chief of Staff of the US Army (1953-55), dies of cardiac arrest at 98
  • Jul 29 AJA Quintus Bosz, Indonesian/Suriname lawyer, dies at 78
  • Jul 30 Edward B A M Raczynski, Polish pres-in-exile (1979-86), dies at 97
  • Jul 30 John Castrios, 1st murder in Washington NH in 200 years, killed at 45
  • Jul 31 Elmar Klos, director (Obzalovany, Obchod na Korze), dies at 83
  • Jul 31 Paul Henry, US Republicans Congressional leader, dies at 51
  • Jul 31 George Keyt, Sri Lankan painter, dies at 92
  • Jul 31 Baudouin I, King of Belgium (1951-93), dies from heart issues at 62
  • Aug 1 Alfred Manessier, French painter (glass-in-lead), dies in car crash at 81
  • Aug 1 Anatoli Koretski, Russian major general, murdered
  • Aug 1 Lea Verschuuren-Smulders, Dut author (Kleutertje Luister), dies at 72
  • Aug 1 Viktor Polyanitshko, governor of Kaukasus, murdered
  • Aug 6 Milt Thompson, American astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15), NASA test pilot and chief-engineer, dies at 67
  • Aug 7 Kelly Ahrendt, 1st NYer to die of rabies in 40 years, dies at 14
  • Aug 8 Lou van Raised, impresario, dies at 77
  • Aug 8 Lou van Rees, Dutch impresario, dies at 77
  • Aug 15 Robert W Kempner, German officer of justice in Prussia, dies at 93
  • Aug 16 Irene Sharaff, US costume designer (Cleopatra, Can-can), dies at 83
  • Aug 16 Joseph Towers, US pilot, dies
  • Aug 17 Max de Metz, Dutch publisher and translator, dies at 72
  • Aug 17 Robert C Maynard, American journalist (Oakland Tribune), dies at 56
  • Aug 17 Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (b. 1920)
  • Aug 18 Alf Bold, German festival programmer, dies of AIDS at 47
  • Aug 19 Lucinda Ballard, US costume designer, wife of Howard Dietz, dies at 90
  • Aug 20 Bernard Delfgaauw, philosopher (Johnson murderer!), dies at 80
  • Aug 22 Kasdi Merbah, Prime Minister of Algeria (1988-89), assassinated
  • Aug 23 Victorine Hefting, historian/wife of Bert Baker, dies at 88
  • Aug 25 Amy Biehl, US activist in South-Africa, murdered at 26
  • Aug 28 William Stafford, American poet (b. 1914)
  • Aug 29 Henry J "Harry" Smeets, dealer of Volkskrant, dies at 56
  • Sep 1 Gerben Wagenaar, Dutch resistance fighter and communist, dies at 80
  • Sep 1 Hew Lorimer, British sculptor, dies at 86
  • Sep 1 Jacqueline Wijchers, film publicist (Havenloods, Sextant), dies at 89
  • Sep 2 John [Eoin] Higgins, Northern Ireland supreme court justice (1984-93), dies at 66
  • Sep 4 Mehmet Sincar, Turkish/Kurd MP, murdered
  • Sep 5 Mohamed Tabet, Moroccan police commissar of Casablanca, convicted of sexually abusing over 1,500 women, executed at 54
  • Sep 5 John Truscott, Australian set designer (Camelot), dies at 57
  • Sep 6 Josephine Rich Corday, vaudevillian, dies of kidney failure at 79
  • Sep 8 Hall Bartlett, American director (Jonathan Livingston Seagull), dies at 70
  • Sep 8 Zaki Naguib Mahmoud, Egyptian philosopher/author/diplomat, dies at 88
  • Sep 10 Stuart Rose, British designer (British Post Office), dies at 81
  • Sep 11 Antoine Izmery, Haitian businessman/advisor to pres Aristide, murdered
  • Sep 15 Herman Meyer, Germanist (Deutsche Dichtung), dies at 82
  • Sep 16 Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian Aboriginal political activist and writer (We Are Going), dies at 72
  • Sep 16 Johanna Zandstra-Giezen, Dutch supercentenarian (oldest person in Netherland), dies at 111 years and 9 days
  • Sep 17 Christian Nyby, American director (Big Sleep, Thing), dies at 80
  • Sep 20 Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircraft), dies at 71
  • Sep 22 Margaret MacDonald, maid to Queen Elizabeth, dies at 89
  • Sep 24 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian nuclear physicist, dies at 80
  • Sep 26 James Boyden, British Labour MP (1959-79), dies at 82
  • Sep 27 Andrei Solovyiov, Russian photographer, dies in battle at 38

Jimmy Doolittle

Sep 27 James Doolittle, US air force general (Tokyo 1942), dies at 96

  • Sep 28 Gustavo Brillembourg, Venez/US advocate, dies in an accident at 35
  • Sep 28 Peter De Vries, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 83
  • Sep 28 Alexander A. Drabik, American soldier (b. 1910)
  • Sep 29 Ghuslam Wyne, Pakistani politician, Chief Minister of Punjab, murdered at 60
  • Sep 29 Gordon Douglas, American director (Call Me Mr Tibbs, Our Gang), dies at 85
  • Sep 30 Alex Lyon, English Labor Lower house leader (1966-83), dies at 61
  • Sep 30 Paul Nowee, Dutch writer of children's and youth books. (Arendsoog.. premiejager), dies at 57
  • Oct 2 Henry Ringling North, circus owner (Ringling Bros Circus), dies at 83
  • Oct 3 Johan Scheps, Dutch politician (Social Democratic), dies at 93
  • Oct 3 Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart, American soldier and Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 35
  • Oct 3 Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 33
  • Oct 4 Fran Carlon, dies of cancer at 80
  • Oct 5 Karl Gordon Henize, American astronomer and NASA astronaut (STS-51-F), dies of high altitude pulmonary edema during an expedition on Mount Everest at 66
  • Oct 6 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot, committed suicide at 44
  • Oct 10 Djillali Belkhenchir, Algerian doctor, murdered at 52
  • Oct 10 Owen Saunders, English mathematician and mechanical engineer, dies at 89
  • Oct 14 Guy Malary, Haitian lawyer/minister of Justice, murdered at 50
  • Oct 14 Mustafa Abada, Algerian TV director, murdered
  • Oct 16 John Bowles, president (Rexall Drugs), dies at 76
  • Oct 17 Frank J Del Giudice, US industrial designer (Boeing 747), dies at 77
  • Oct 17 Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist, dies at 84
  • Oct 17 Wim van Dooren, theologist/humanist/philosopher, dies
  • Oct 18 Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered at 63
  • Oct 18 Smail Yefsah, Algerian TV journalist, murdered at 31
  • Oct 19 Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered
  • Oct 19 Jack Roy Armstrong, English historian (Traditional buildings), dies at 91
  • Oct 20 Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese Nihonga style painter, and designer, dies on his 84th birthday
  • Oct 21 Assad Saftawi, Palestinian co-founder of al-Fatah, murdered at 58
  • Oct 21 Melchior Ndadaye, 1st Hutu President of Burundi (1993), murdered at 40
  • Oct 21 Sam Zolotow, US theater critic (NY Times), dies at 94
  • Oct 21 Scott Heiser, US photographer (Interview), dies at 44
  • Oct 21 James Leo Herlihy, American novelist (Midnight Cowboy), commits suicide at 66
  • Oct 22 Elie A Cohen, physician (held in Auschwitz), dies at 84
  • Oct 22 Fred C Shapiro, American journalist (Tiananmen-square 1989), dies at 62
  • Oct 22 Jiří Hájek, Czech politician and diplomat, dies at 80
  • Oct 24 Ben Scholtens, historian (Gaama Duumi), murdered at 39
  • Oct 24 Desmond Nuttall, English theorist, dies at 49
  • Oct 25 Francisco Velis, El Salvador guerilla leader (FMLN), murdered
  • Oct 25 Mary C Lawton, jurist (CIA's Agency Seal Medallion), dies at 58
  • Oct 25 Philip P. Cohen, American medical researcher, dies at 85
  • Oct 25 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 54
  • Oct 26 Absolutely Nobody [David Powers], Wash lt-gov candidate, dies at 37
  • Oct 26 H Hardenberg, writer, dies
  • Oct 28 Carmino Baelen, Belgian sleder, dies at 22
  • Oct 28 Doris Duke, American heiress (American Tobacco Company), philanthropist (Independent Aid; Doris Duke Foundation), and socialite,, dies of cardiac arrest following a stroke at 80
  • Oct 29 Raymond Lockhart, TV director (Huntley Brinkley Report), dies at 65
  • Oct 30 Hernan Heleno Castro, El Salvadorian guerilla leader, murdered
  • Oct 30 Paul Grégoire, French Canadian Archbishop of Montreal, dies at 82
  • Oct 31 Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/art dealer, commits suicide at 52
  • Oct 31 Edwin A Walker, US Maj-Gen, dies of lung cancer at 84
  • Nov 1 Anatoli Voronov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 12a backup), dies at 63
  • Nov 1 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (b. 1911)
  • Nov 1 Severo Ochoa, Spanish-American physician and biochemist (Nobel 1959), dies at 88
  • Nov 2 P A Jacob Mees, Dutch banker (Mees & Hope), dies at about 86
  • Nov 3 Duncan Gibbins, director (Fire With Fire), dies in California fire at 41
  • Nov 3 Aidan Crawley, British journalist and politician (Labour MP 1945-51), dies at 85
  • Nov 4 Basuki Abdullah, Indonesian painter, murdered at 78
  • Nov 4 Cornelis T "Cor" van de Molen, Dutch journalist (Beehive), dies at 62
  • Nov 4 Ely Landau, American television and film producer (Play of the Week; Long Day's Journey into Night; King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis), dies of stroke at 73
  • Nov 4 Jose L. Guarner, Spanish movie reviewer, dies at 56
  • Nov 5 Maurice Cranston, English philosopher and political scientist (John Locke biographies), dies at 73
  • Nov 8 Andrey Nikolayevich Tychonoff, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Nov 9 Gerald Thomas, English director (Carry on), dies at 72

H. R. Haldeman

Nov 11 H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House Chief of Staff during Watergate, dies at 67

  • Nov 13 Jose Toirkens, journalist (Slogan, NRC), dies at 48
  • Nov 14 Sanzo Nosaka, co-founder of Japanese Communist Party (1922), dies
  • Nov 15 Luciano Liggio, Italian mafia leader/painter, dies
  • Nov 15 Mouin Shabaita, Palestinian al-Fatah commandant, murdered
  • Nov 15 Theo Huizenaar, Dutch boxing trainer (Bep van Klaveren), dies at 93
  • Nov 16 Achille Zavatta, French clown (b. 1915)
  • Nov 17 Gérard D. Levesque, Canadian politician, dies at 67
  • Nov 20 Christopher Frank, French writer, dies at 51
  • Nov 20 Emile Ardolino, American director (Dirty Dancing), dies at 50 of AIDs
  • Nov 21 Emile Ardolino, director (Sister Act), dies of AIDS at 50
  • Nov 21 Jim McLaughlin, Buffalo radio newsman (WKBW), dies at 59

Anthony Burgess

Nov 22 Anthony Burgess, British novelist and essayist (A Clockwork Orange), dies of cancer at 76

  • Nov 23 Gerarda Rueter, Dutch sculptor, dies at 89
  • Nov 24 Germaine Emilie Madame Gres Krebs, haute Couturist, dies at 89
  • Nov 24 Imad Aqal, Palestinian Hamas leader, dies at 24
  • Nov 24 Jan Schrauwen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 36
  • Nov 24 Wu Yi Shen, mayor of Shen Yang China, dies in helicopter
  • Nov 26 Imad Aqal, Palestinian Izz-Danish al-Qassem-leader, shot to death
  • Nov 26 Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist and sculptor, dies at 69
  • Nov 28 Abu Rish, Palestinian PLO-leader, dies at 23
  • Nov 28 Khaled Moustapha Zir, Palestinian Hamas leader, shot to death at 25
  • Nov 29 J. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (Air-India, Tata Group), dies at 89
  • Nov 29 Jack Longland, British director of education (Derbyshire), dies at 88
  • Nov 30 Bob Wolf, agent (New Kids on the Block, Larry Bird), dies
  • Nov 30 Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (b. 1924)

Pablo Escobar

Dec 2 Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord, shot to death by Colombian Police at 44

  • Dec 3 Lewis Thomas, biologist, dies of cancer at 80
  • Dec 4 Frank Sturgis, watergate burglar, dies at 68
  • Dec 4 Hetty de Boer-Jongkind, Dutch medical astrologist and founder (Vakvereniging Medical Astrology), dies at 42
  • Dec 4 Margaret Landon, American author (Anna & the King of Siam), dies at 90
  • Dec 5 Alexandre Trauber, Hungarian/French set designer (Harem), dies at 87
  • Dec 5 Arthur Staal, Dutch architect (Shell Tower Amsterdam), dies at 86
  • Dec 6 Prof Wolfgang Paul, German physicist (Nobel 1989), dies at 80
  • Dec 6 Rouaz Lakhdar, Algerian supreme court justice, murdered
  • Dec 6 Desmond Barel Hirshfield, Lord Hirshfield, British chartered accountant, dies at 80
  • Dec 7 Félix Houphouet-Boigny, President of Ivory Coast (1960-93), dies at 88
  • Dec 8 Carlotta Monti, lover of WC Fields, dies at 86
  • Dec 9 Muhammad Reza Golpayegani, ayatollah of Iran, dies
  • Dec 11 Ales Gartner, Slavic ski trainer of Norway, dies at 45
  • Dec 12 Gerard Nabrink, Dutch anarchist and co-founder (NVSH), dies at 90
  • Dec 12 Jozsef Antall, historian/premier of Hungary (1990-93), dies at 61
  • Dec 13 Charles JB Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer: Ogentroost, dies at 87
  • Dec 16 Bentri Seddik, Algerian court judge, murdered at 46
  • Dec 16 Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese Prime Minister (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking, dies at 75
  • Dec 16 Ratu Penaia Ganilau, president of Fiji (1987-93), dies at 75
  • Dec 16 Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer (Volkskrant), dies at 68
  • Dec 16 Charizma, American Hip-Hop MC (b. 1973)
  • Dec 19 Anthonius AM "Ton" Kors, writer (Time of Anton de Lange), dies at 47
  • Dec 19 Antoon Veerman, Dutch ARP asst sect of Education (1973-75), dies at 77
  • Dec 20 W Edwards Deming, US economist (helped Japan after WW II), dies at 93
  • Dec 21 Philip Christison, British general (Rangoon), dies at 100
  • Dec 22 Alexander Mackendrick, director (Whiskey Galore!), dies at 81
  • Dec 24 Alexander Mackendrick, American-born Scottish director (Lady Killers), dies at 81
  • Dec 24 Yen Chia-kan, PM/President of Taiwan (1963-72, 75-78), dies
  • Dec 25 Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (b. 1899)
  • Dec 27 Youssef Sebti, Algerian scholar/poet, murdered at 50
  • Dec 28 William L Shirer, writer (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich), dies at 89
  • Dec 30 Irving Paul Lazar, American talent agent, dies of kidney failure at 86
  • Dec 30 Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian physicist (Contribution to the discovery of the pion or pi-meson decay), dies at 86
  • Dec 31 Lambert Fokkema, founder Dutch Export Combination, dies at 80
  • Dec 31 Thomas J. Watson Jr., American businessman and politician (President of IBM, 1952-1971, US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1979-1981), dies of a stroke at 79
  • Dec 31 Zviad Gamsachurdia, President of Georgia SSR (1991-1993), suicide at 54
  • Dec 31 Brandon Teena, American trans man and hate crime victim, murdered at 21