Deaths in History in 1994

Deaths 1 - 200 of 620

  • Jan 1 Werner Schwab, Austrian playwright (Female Presidents) and artist, dies at 35
  • Jan 2 Dixy Lee Ray, chairwoman (US Atomic Energy Comm), dies at 79
  • Jan 2 Pierre-Paul Schweitzer, French director of IMF (1963-73), dies at 81
  • Jan 2 Sammy Taft, Canadian businessman (coined term "hat trick"), dies at 81
  • Jan 3 Roel Bazen, Dutch sound technician (Van Kooten & The Bie), dies at 48
  • Jan 3 Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown), dies at 92
  • Jan 4 Jim Booth, New Zealand producer (Heavenly Creatures), dies at 48
  • Jan 4 Michiel P "Michael" Gorsira, Gov of Curacao (1951-67), dies at 80
  • Jan 5 Louis R J Ridder van Rappard, Dutch mayor of Zoelen, dies at 87
  • Jan 5 William Raynor, writer, dies at 73
  • Jan 5 Tip O'Neill, American politician and 47th speaker of the house (D-Ma: 1977-86), dies of cancer at 81
  • Jan 6 "Iron" Adriaan van Es, Dutch undersec of Navy (1963-72), dies at 80
  • Jan 6 Morty the Moose, (Northern Exposure), dies at 6
  • Jan 6 Virginia Kelley Clinton, Mother of President Clinton, dies at 70
  • Jan 7 Lewis Boddington, aerospace Engineer, dies at 85
  • Jan 7 Lynn Blessing, vibes Player, dies at 65
  • Jan 7 Phoumi Vongvichit, President of Laos (1986-91), dies
  • Jan 8 Lady Caithness, wife of British undersecretary, commits suicide
  • Jan 8 Sri Chandrashekhara Saraswathi, guru of Kanchi, dies at 99
  • Jan 10 Catharina I "Ien" Dales, min of Internal affairs (1989-94), dies at 62
  • Jan 11 John Bradley, raised US flag at Iwo Jima, dies at 70
  • Jan 11 Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician (b. 1902)
  • Jan 12 Bob Horen, dies of cancer at 67
  • Jan 12 Samuel Bronston, Romanian/US producer (El Cid), dies at 85
  • Jan 13 Johan J Holst, Norwegian min of defense/foreign affairs, dies at 56
  • Jan 14 Federica Montseny, anarchist/Sp minister of Health (1936), dies at 80
  • Jan 16 Stephen Kritsick, veterinarian (Good Morning America), dies at 42
  • Jan 17 Allan G Odell, Ad exec (Burma Shave), dies at 90
  • Jan 17 Chung Il Kwon, PM of South Korea (1964-70), dies
  • Jan 17 Han Jansen, Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies at 61
  • Jan 17 Yevgeny Ivanov, Soviet spy involved in the Profumo affair (b. 1926)
  • Jan 20 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenyan vice-pres (1963-66), dies at about 81
  • Jan 21 Basel al-Assad, Syrian president Hafez al-Assad's son and chosen successor, dies in car accident at 31
  • Jan 22 Frances Gifford, dies of emphysema, at 71
  • Jan 22 Irving B Kahn, inventer (teleprompter), dies at 76
  • Jan 23 Nikolai Ogarkov, Russian marshal (Flight KAL 007), dies at 76
  • Jan 23 Oliver Smith, US set designer (Guys & Dolls-7 Tony Awards), dies at 75
  • Jan 23 Suzanne M Blum, French lawyer (Charlie Chaplin), dies at 95
  • Jan 24 Michalis Vranopoulos, head of Greek state bank, murdered at 48
  • Jan 25 Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions), dies at 85
  • Jan 28 Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder, Dutch journalist (Het Parool), dies at 79
  • Jan 28 William Levitt, builder (Levittown), dies of kidney failure at 86
  • Jan 30 Bahjat Talhouni, PM of Jordan (1960-62, 64-65, 67-69, 69-70), dies
  • Jan 30 Jan L N Schaefer, Dutch undersecretary of Housing (PvdA), dies at 53
  • Jan 31 Pierre Boulle, French writer (Executioner), dies at 81
  • Feb 1 Fouad Fram al-Boustani, Lebanese historian (Rawaeaa), dies at 88
  • Feb 1 Olan Soule, radio voice (Super Friends), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Feb 4 Han Jansen, Dutch painter, dies at 62
  • Feb 4 Harold Schneider, US producer (5 Easy Pieces, War Games), dies at 55
  • Feb 4 Justinus Darmojuwono, Indonesian archbishop/cardinal, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Hermann Abs, German banker to Adolf Hitler and Konrad Adenauer, dies at 92

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Feb 6 Jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk), dies at 76

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • Feb 7 Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem minister (CRM 1965-66), dies at 74
  • Feb 7 Richard Bissell, US under director of CIA (Pig's Bay), dies at 84
  • Feb 8 Jacob Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogic Moment), dies at 70
  • Feb 9 Arnold Smith, British 1st sec-gen of Commonwealth (1965-75), dies at 79
  • Feb 9 Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1934)
  • Feb 12 Donald Judd, US furniture maker/architect/artist, dies at 65
  • Feb 12 Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (b. 1950)
  • Feb 13 Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist, dies at 84
  • Feb 13 Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer, dies at 79
  • Feb 14 Christopher Lasch, author (Culture of Narcissism), dies at 61
  • Feb 15 Andrei Tsjikatilo, [Rostov Ripper], Russian mass murdered, executed
  • Feb 17 Randy Shilts, US journalist (& the band played on), dies of AIDs at 41
  • Feb 18 Peter Caddy, founder of the Findhorn Community, dies at 76
  • Feb 19 Georges Watin, Algerian/French officer (OAS), dies at 71
  • Feb 20 Derek Jarman, English director (Last of England), dies at 52
  • Feb 21 Frederick Edward Nicklin, architect, dies at 68
  • Feb 21 William Elgin Swinton, child Psychiatrist, dies at 54
  • Feb 23 Stuart Berger, doctor (Immune Power Diet), dies from obesity at 40
  • Feb 24 Knut Anders Haukfield, SOE Operative, dies at 83
  • Feb 24 Lores Bonney, Australian aviator, 1st female solo flight Australia to UK, dies at 96
  • Feb 25 Baruch Goldstein, physician/murderer (53 in mosque), lynched at 42
  • Feb 25 Yann Piat, French MP (FN/PR), murdered at 44
  • Feb 26 Avery Fisher, US audio manufacturer (1st hi-fi), dies at 87
  • Feb 26 Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austrian social philosopher, dies at 84
  • Feb 27 Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector, dies at 84
  • Feb 27 Karl I Pelgrom, Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
  • Feb 27 Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer, dies at 92
  • Feb 27 Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austria social philosopher/economist, dies at 84
  • Feb 28 Aisin Giorro Pu Chieh, brother of Last Emperor of China, dies at 86
  • Feb 28 Buster Holmes, American chef and New Orleans restaurateur, dies at 88
  • Feb 28 George Osborne Sayles, historian, dies at 92
  • Feb 28 Leopoldina Poldi Feichtegger Gerhard, dies at 90
  • Feb 28 Pu Yi, brother of last Chinese emperor, Pu Yi, dies at 87
  • Mar 1 Eliseo Diego, Cuban poet, dies at 74
  • Mar 1 Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/writer, dies at 75
  • Mar 2 Donald McKenzie MacKinnon, philosopher, dies at 80
  • Mar 2 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), dies at 86
  • Mar 5 Abdullah Al-Sallal, President of Yemen (1962-67), dies
  • Mar 5 Paul Vincze, Jewish-Hungarian designer of coins and medal, dies at 86
  • Mar 6 Max Schubert, winemaker, dies at 89
  • Mar 6 Tengis Abuladze, Georgia SSR MP (Penalty), dies at 71
  • Mar 8 John Ewart, Sydney Australia, dies of cancer at 55
  • Mar 8 Joop C Swart, publisher/founder (World Press Photo), dies at 69
  • Mar 8 Knut Haukelid, Norway/US resistance fighter (Rjukan 1943), dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Charles Bukowski, author/poet, dies of leukemia at 73
  • Mar 9 Lawrence E Spivak, American news panelist (Meet the Press), dies at 93
  • Mar 10 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, English journalist and policeman, dies at 92
  • Mar 10 Robert Shea, author, dies of cancer
  • Mar 11 Jacques Doucet, French painter (Mostar Sarajevo), dies at 69
  • Mar 12 Sandra Paretti, German/Swiss author (Drums of Winter), dies at 59
  • Mar 13 Edward James "Murt" O'Donoghue, snooker player
  • Mar 13 Sandra Paretti, romantic novelist, dies at 59
  • Mar 14 Abdelkader Alloula, Algerian playwright, murdered
  • Mar 14 Sally Mary Caroline Belfrage, writer, dies at 57
  • Mar 17 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, dies at 57
  • Mar 17 Walter Janka, German writer (Troubles with Truth), dies at 79
  • Mar 19 Giuseppe Diana, Italian anti-mafia priest, murdered
  • Mar 19 Jose Coronel Urtecho, poet, dies at 87
  • Mar 21 Lili Damita, wife of Errol Flynn (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies at 89
  • Mar 22 Igor Aleinikov, Russian director (tractors, air crash), dies at 32
  • Mar 22 Luther Diamond, radio Personality, dies at 89
  • Mar 22 Walter Lantz, US cartoonist (Woody Woodpecker), dies at 93
  • Mar 23 Alvara del Portillo, Spanish Opus Dei bishop, dies at 80
  • Mar 23 Giulietta Masina, Italian wife of Federico Fellini/(La Strada), dies at 74
  • Mar 23 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican presidential candidate, assassinated at 44
  • Mar 24 Edith Porada, art historian and archaeologist, dies at 81
  • Mar 24 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician, assassinated
  • Mar 25 David Miles Bensusan-Butt, English economist, dies at 79
  • Mar 25 Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena), dies at 32
  • Mar 26 Constantine Koukouchkine, Russ diplomat. murdered in Algeria at 41
  • Mar 27 Dennis Hartas, flier, dies at 69
  • Mar 28 John Logan Gorlay, journalist, dies at 74
  • Mar 29 Paul Grimault, animator, dies at 89
  • Mar 29 William Natcher, (Rep-D-Ky), dies at 84
  • Mar 31 Leon J Ramirez Reine, [Degrelle], Belg/Spanish nazi (Rex), dies at 87
  • Apr 1 Leon Degrelle, Belgium general, dies
  • Apr 1 Robert Doisneau, French photographer (The Kiss), dies at 81
  • Apr 1 Rosalind Laura Burke, aviatrix, dies at 86
  • Apr 1 Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot, dies at 72
  • Apr 3 Frank G Wells, US company director (Walt Disney Co.), dies in a helicopter crash at 62
  • Apr 3 Jerome Lejeune, French geneticist (Syndrome of Down), dies at 67
  • Apr 4 Olga Lowina, Dutch yodeler (Edelweisskapel), dies at 69
  • Apr 5 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker, dies at 92
  • Apr 5 Aubrey J Watson Sr, bishop, dies at 65
  • Apr 5 Marlon Riggs, US writer/director/producer (Ethnic notions), dies at 37
  • Apr 6 Cyprian Niayamira, president of Burundi (1993-94), assassinated
  • Apr 6 Patricia Louise Dalton, chair (Sherlock Holmes Society), dies at 75
  • Apr 6 Theo Bosch, humanist/architect (Amsterdam), dies at 54
  • Apr 6 Cyprien Ntaryamira, 5th President of Burundi (1994), assassinated by missile strike on the plane he was travelling on over Kigali, Rwanda at 39

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Apr 6 Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwandan General, Dictator and President of Rwanda (1973-94), assassinated by missile strike on his plane over Kigali, Rwanda at 57

Dictator and President of Rwanda Juvénal Habyarimana
Dictator and President of Rwanda
Juvénal Habyarimana
  • Apr 7 Agathe Uwilingiyimana, Prime Minister of Rwanda (1993-94) and one of the 1st female political figures in Africa, assassinated by the presidential guard in the opening stages of the Rwandan Genocide at 40
  • Apr 7 Angelus Gottfried "Golo" Mann, German/US historian, dies at 85
  • Apr 7 Arthur Gordon Clough, journalist, dies at 59
  • Apr 7 Evert Hartman, Dutch writer (War Without Friends), dies at 56
  • Apr 7 Francois de Grossouvre, President Mitterrand advisor, suicide at 76
  • Apr 8 Irene Eisinger, singer, dies at 91
  • Apr 8 Walter Arnold, German theologist (World council of Churches), dies at 64
  • Apr 9 Cor van Dis jr. [Cornelis Nicolas van Dis jr.], Dutch politician (1971-94), dies at 71
  • Apr 9 Keith Watson, British comic strip artist (Dan Dare), dies at 59
  • Apr 9 Raouf Khayrat, Egyptian general-major, murdered
  • Apr 10 Victor Afanasiev, Rus editor-in-chief of Pravda (1976-89), dies at 71
  • Apr 10 Sam B. Hall, American politician (b. 1924)
  • Apr 11 Johan Block, Dutch aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia), dies at 64
  • Apr 12 Harry la Fontaine, Danish/US resistance fighter/producer, dies at 81
  • Apr 12 Jean Carmet, dies at 72
  • Apr 13 Donald Benjamin Harden, archaeologist, dies at 92
  • Apr 13 P. J. Engels, Dutch politician (KVP), dies at 70
  • Apr 13 Taleb Ali al-Suheil, Iran sheik, murdered in Lebanon at 64
  • Apr 14 Selometsi Baholo, vice-premier of Lesotho, murdered
  • Apr 14 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
  • Apr 15 Walter Clegg, British politician (C), dies at 73
  • Apr 16 Ralph Waldo Ellison, American writer (Invisible Man), dies at 80
  • Apr 16 Samuel "Sam" Selvon, Trinidad-born writer (The Lonley Londoners), dies at 70
  • Apr 18 Ken Oosterbroek, South African press photographer, shot dead at 32
  • Apr 19 Frederick Ferrari, crazy Gang Member, dies at 81
  • Apr 19 Louis Simmonds, bookseller, dies at 87
  • Apr 21 Clement Merk, animal trainer, dies at 93
  • Apr 22 D Nauta, theologist/church historian/lawyer, dies at 96
  • Apr 22 Denis Pitts, journalist, dies at 64

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Apr 22 Richard Nixon, 37th President (1969-75), dies of a stroke at 81

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Apr 22 Schmidt Hans Burkhardt, artist, dies at 89
  • Apr 23 Cassidy Clinton Cremer, author (John Cremer), murdered at 30
  • Apr 23 Cecile Dreesmann, son of Anton Dreesmann, dies at 74
  • Apr 25 George Gennimatas, Greek minister of National Economy, dies at 55
  • Apr 25 Talaat Yassin Hamman, militant Muslim leader, shot dead at 32
  • Apr 26 Masutatsu Oyama, Founder of Japanese Kyokushin Karate (b. 1927)
  • Apr 27 Jerome Lejeune, physiologist, dies at 69
  • Apr 27 John Preston, American writer (Gay House, Big Gay Book), dies at 48
  • Apr 29 Oscar Sheldon A Williams, artist/critic, dies at 74
  • Apr 30 David Langton, dies of a heart at 81
  • Apr 30 Ferdinando Scarfiotti, Italian set designer (Last Emperor), dies at 53
  • Apr 30 Geoffery Michael Roberts, vintner, dies at 46
  • Apr 30 Richard McClure Scarry, US kid book illustrator/writer, dies at 74
  • May 2 Louis Calaferte, writer (Requiem of the Innocents), dies at 65
  • May 2 Wilson Charles Geoffery Baldwin, hero, dies at 75
  • May 3 Gustaaf AWC baron van Hemert Dingshof, mayor of Maarn, dies at 78
  • May 3 Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker, Dutch politician (CDA), dies at 63
  • May 3 Richard Scarry, author and illustrator of children's books, dies at 74
  • May 4 Karl Francis Hettinger, onion Field survivor, dies at 59
  • May 5 Hein Salomonson, architect, dies at about 83
  • May 5 Joe Layton, director (Richard Pryor Live on Sunset Strip), dies at 63
  • May 6 Helen Lessore, English artist, dies at 86
  • May 6 Moses Rosen, Romania's chief rabbi, dies at 81
  • May 7 Clement Greenberg, US art critic (Art & Culture), dies at 85
  • May 7 Margaret Skeete, oldest American, dies at 115
  • May 8 Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88
  • May 9 Elias Motsoaledi, South African freedom fighter (b. 1924)

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May 10 John Wayne Gacy, mass murderer, executed in Illinois at 52

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy