Historical Figures Who Died in 1995

Deaths 1 - 200 of 594

  • Jan 1 Eugene Wigner, Hungarian-American physicist and mathematician (1963 Nobel Prize for Physics), worked on the Manhattan Project, dies at 92
  • Jan 1 Frederick "Fred" West, British contractor & serial killer (12 charges of murder), commits suicide in his prison cell at 53
  • Jan 2 Manuel Rivera, Spanish painter & co-founder (El Paso), dies at 67
  • Jan 2 Siad Barre, Somalia politician (President, 1969-91), dies at 84
  • Jan 3 Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon, dies at 74
  • Jan 3 Robert Nesbitt, impresario, dies at 88
  • Jan 4 Brooks Stevens, American automotive designer (1949 Hydra-Glide Harley; 1963 Jeep Wagoneer), dies at 84
  • Jan 4 Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar, dies at 82
  • Jan 4 Sol Tax, American anthropologist (founded the journal Current Anthropology), dies at 87
  • Jan 5 Mansour Sattari, Iranian Brigadier General and commandant (Iran Air Force), dies at 46
  • Jan 5 Somerset de Chair, British writer, politician and poet, dies at 83
  • Jan 6 Edward Sutcliffe, British judge (British Central Criminal Court), dies at 77
  • Jan 6 Joe Slovo, Latvian/South African attorney/sect-gen (SACR), dies at 68
  • Jan 7 Murray Rothbard, American economist (b. 1926)
  • Jan 7 Viktor Vorobyov, Russian general-major, dies in battle during war in Chechnya
  • Jan 8 Joyce McCartan, Irish peace campaigner, dies at 68
  • Jan 9 Souphanouvong, President of Laos (1975-87), dies at 85
  • Jan 10 Elaine Greene, literary Agent, dies at 74
  • Jan 10 Halton Kathleen Tynan, writer, dies at 57
  • Jan 11 John AG Gere, English art historian (Raphael & his Circle), dies at 73
  • Jan 11 Onat Kutlar, Turkish screenplay/producer (Hazal), murdered at 59
  • Jan 12 George Price, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 93
  • Jan 12 Marion Herbst, German/Dutch jewelry designer, dies at 50
  • Jan 13 Arnold Smith, painter (Vigelius Prize 1935), dies at 89
  • Jan 13 Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, Anglican bishop (Southwark England), dies at 81
  • Jan 14 Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, newspaper editor, dies at 84
  • Jan 17 Isador Caplan, British lawyer and Aldeburgh Festival pioneer, dies at 82
  • Jan 17 Urias Nooteboom, Dutch journalist/critic (The Time), dies at 54
  • Jan 18 Adolf Butenandt, German biochemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1939 for sex hormones work), dies at 91
  • Jan 18 Joseph Kagan, Lithuanian-British businessman, and inventor (Gannex raincoats), dies at 79
  • Jan 19 Eugene Fuller, polymath/linguist, dies at 80
  • Jan 20 Mehdi Bazargan, director Iranian oil corp/premier (1979), dies at 86
  • Jan 21 Flavio "Negao" Pires da Conceicao, drug Trafficker, dies at 25
  • Jan 21 John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), dies at 82
  • Jan 22 Mahmoud Sayed Selim, Egyptian moslim leader, shot to death at 29
  • Jan 22 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar), dies at 88
  • Jan 22 Nico Adriaans, Dutch AIDS activist, founder of Rotterdam Junkiebond, dies of AIDS at 37
  • Jan 22 Ronald Harris, British 1st Church Estates Commissioner, dies at 81

Rose Fitzgerald KennedyRose Fitzgerald Kennedy (1890-1995)

Jan 22 American matriarch, mother of JFK, RFK & Ted, dies at 104

  • Jan 23 Harold Collett Dent, British journalist and educationist, dies at 100
  • Jan 23 Michael Whalley Wickham, English artist, dies at 91
  • Jan 23 Peter Luke, British playwright, dies at 75
  • Jan 24 Ian Prestt, English ornithologist, dies at 65
  • Jan 24 Victor Reinganum, English artist and illustrator, dies at 87
  • Jan 24 Wim H Sinnige, Amsterdam PvdA alderman of Finance, dies at 60
  • Jan 25 Tom Brugman, Dutch puppeteer (Brave Dodo), dies at 62
  • Jan 26 Bernardo Leighton, Chilian politician (1964-70), dies
  • Jan 26 Louis Heren, journalist, dies at 65
  • Jan 27 Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/MI6-spy/priest, dies at 76
  • Jan 27 Jean Tardieu, French dramatist, dies at 91
  • Jan 27 Raphael M. Robinson, American mathematician, dies at 83
  • Jan 27 Willem R "Wim" van der Zee, gen-sec Council of Churches, dies at 64
  • Jan 28 Barrie Wilson, British religious scholar (How Jesus Became Christian), dies at 59
  • Jan 28 George Woodcock, Canadian writer of political biography and history (Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements), dies at 82
  • Jan 28 James P Grant, American director of UNICEF (1980-95), dies at 72
  • Jan 28 Jim Gilbert, British artist and criminal, dies at 61
  • Jan 28 Philip Burton, Welsh theater director, acting teacher and mentor to Richard Burton, dies at 90
  • Jan 28 Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic, dies at 83
  • Jan 29 Guy Clutton-Brock, English social worker (declared a national hero in Zimbabwe), dies at 88
  • Jan 29 Ray Cecil, British architect, dies at 69
  • Jan 30 Gerald Durrell, British naturalist, zoologist and author (My Family and Other Animals), dies at 70
  • Jan 31 George Stibitz, American mathematician and scientist, dies at 90
  • Jan 31 James Johnson, English MP (Labour, 1950..83), dies at 86
  • Feb 1 Michael Cesar, American man & self-proclaimed 'Pope of Pot', dies of liver cancer at 52
  • Feb 2 Alexis d'Anjou de Bourbon-Condé, French prince/Russian, dies at 47
  • Feb 2 Andre Frossard, French publicist (Defense of Pope), dies at 80
  • Feb 2 David Kindersley, British stone letter-carver and typeface designer, dies at 79
  • Feb 2 Phillip Borsos, Tasmanian/Canadian director (Mean Season), dies
  • Feb 3 Art Kane [Kanofsky], American art director (Seventeen Magazine), and portrait photographer (A Great Day In Harlem), takes his own life at 69
  • Feb 3 John Pinsent, English classical scholar (Greek mythology), dies at 72
  • Feb 4 Patricia Highsmith [Plangman], American novel writer (Strangers On A Train; The Talented Mr. Ripley; The Price of Salt), dies of lung cancer at 74
  • Feb 5 Frederick Craig Riddle, British violist, dies at 82
  • Feb 5 Judith Fluks, Amsterdam's activist, dies
  • Feb 5 Kimberley Leston, journalist, dies at 35
  • Feb 6 James Ingram Merrill, American poet (Braving the Elements), dies at 68
  • Feb 7 Helen Wallis, cartographer/Librarian, dies at 70
  • Feb 7 Massimo Pallottino, Italian archaeologist (Etruscologia), dies at 86
  • Feb 8 B. G. Hooghoudt, Dutch radiotelescope builder (Dwingeloo/Westerbork), dies at 70
  • Feb 8 J. William Fulbright, US politician (Senator-Arkansas 1945-74) and founder of the Fulbright scholarship, dies at 89
  • Feb 8 Wilhelm J. Soukop, Austrian-British sculptor, dies at 88
  • Feb 9 J. William Fulbright, American senator from Arkansas, known for opposition to the Vietnam War), dies at 89
  • Feb 10 Kenton Kilmer, American writer, dies of cancer at 85
  • Feb 10 Louis Sen A Kaw, Suriname's great dam builder, dies at 75
  • Feb 10 Paul Monette, American writer, dies of AIDS at 49
  • Feb 10 S van der Linde, church historian, dies at 89
  • Feb 12 L Jansma, Fries publisher (Friese stamp), dies
  • Feb 12 Rachid Mimouni, Algerian author (L'Honneur de la Tribu), dies at 49
  • Feb 13 Abdelhafid Said, Algerian student leader, murdered
  • Feb 13 Alberto Burri, Ital's physician/sculptor/painter), dies at 79
  • Feb 13 Azeddine Medjoubi, head Algerian nationally theater, murdered at 49
  • Feb 13 Joan A C Ramsey nee Hamilton, lady Ramsey of Canterbury, dies at 84
  • Feb 14 Alberto Burri, Italian physician, sculptor, and painter, dies at 79
  • Feb 14 Israël "Ischa" Meijer, Dutch journalist, critic and author (Een Dik Uur Ischa, Boezemvriend), dies of a myocardial infarction at 52
  • Feb 14 Roger de Grey, British landscape painter and President of Royal Academy (1984-93), dies at 76
  • Feb 14 Siem Suurhoff, Dutch TV-director (Behind the News, Sonja), dies at 58
  • Feb 14 U Nu, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (1948-56, 1960-62), dies at 87
  • Feb 15 Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist and rebel (barricade uprising), dies at 77
  • Feb 15 Lord Taylor of Hadfield, British President of Taylor Woodrow Group, dies at 90
  • Feb 15 Nabila Diahnine, Algerian architect/feminist, murdered at 33
  • Feb 15 Sahnoun Jawhari, Tunisian Annahda-leader, dies at 40 in jail
  • Feb 15 Seymour Berry, 2nd Viscount Camrose, British Conservative Lower house leader (1941-45), dies at 85
  • Feb 16 John Everett Allen, American businessman, dies at 91
  • Feb 17 Thelma Hulbert, English painter (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies at 81
  • Feb 19 Calder Willingham, American novelist and scriptwriter (End as a Man), dies at 72
  • Feb 19 Ian Ball, newspaper photographer, dies at 80
  • Feb 19 Shlomo Averbach, Israeli ultra-orthodox rabbi, dies at 84
  • Feb 20 John Humphreys Whitfield, British scholar of Italian language & literature, dies at 88
  • Feb 20 Shlomo Averbach, Rabbi, buried in Jerusalem, 250,000 attend
  • Feb 21 Robert Bolt, British playwright (Doctor Zhivago, Bounty), dies at 70
  • Feb 22 Elfi Althoff-Jacobi, Austrian circus director, dies at 80
  • Feb 22 Emmanuel Roblès, Algerian-French novelist and playwright (Lesson Hauteurs), dies at 80
  • Feb 22 Lembarek Boumaarafi, Algerian murderer of President Boudiaf, dies

James HerriotJames Herriot (1916-1995)

Feb 23 British veterinarian and novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), dies of prostate cancer at 78

  • Feb 23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), dies at 95
  • Feb 23 Peter Wykeham, Royal Air Force fighter pilot, dies at 79
  • Feb 25 Jack Clayton, British director (Great Gatsby), dies at 73
  • Feb 25 Oh Jin Woo, Korean minister of defense, dies
  • Feb 27 Bernard Cornfield, financier, dies at 67
  • Feb 27 Philip Sherrington, opus Dei Priest, dies at 51
  • Mar 1 Earl Blackwell, American society impresario (Celebrity Register), dies at 85
  • Mar 1 Edmund Boyd Fisher, British publisher, dies at 56
  • Mar 1 Vladislav Listyev, Russian journalist, murdered at 38
  • Mar 2 Vladislav Listyev, TV journalist, dies at 48
  • Mar 3 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar, dies at 84
  • Mar 3 Howard Hunter, US leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1994-95), dies at 87
  • Mar 3 Howard Yanks, American founder of the Philadelphia folk festival, dies at 65
  • Mar 3 Pierre Tisseyre, publisher (Circle du livre de France), dies at 85
  • Mar 5 Lord Benson [Henry Alexander], British accountant (Coopers & Lybrand), dies at 85
  • Mar 5 Peter John Norton, naval diplomat/artist, dies at 82
  • Mar 6 David Beinhoff, mayor, dies at 24
  • Mar 6 Emile van Moerkerken, photographer (Ice Princess), dies at 78
  • Mar 6 Helene Virginie Weijel, Dutch author (In Two Worlds), dies at 44
  • Mar 7 Don Cook, British foreign correspondent, dies at 74
  • Mar 7 Jaap van den Hurk, TV-director (NCRV), dies
  • Mar 7 Jacques Lefebvre, Belgian air force general, commits suicide at 64
  • Mar 7 Paul-Emile Victor, French polar explorer, dies at 87
  • Mar 7 Thijmen Kuijt, resistance fighter/co-found paper (Typhoon), dies at 82
  • Mar 8 Ota Adler, Czech-British fur trader and founder (Jewish Aid Trust), dies at 83
  • Mar 8 Paul Horgan, American Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (Mountain Standard Time), dies at 91
  • Mar 9 Edward Bernays, Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda, dies at 103
  • Mar 9 Ian Ballantine, publisher, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Mar 10 Carel Birnie, Dutch ballet producer, dies at 69
  • Mar 10 Richard Baerlein, British racing writer, dies at 84
  • Mar 11 Ernest Kabushemeye, Burundese minister of Mijnbouw, murdered
  • Mar 11 Frank Fidler, English artist, dies at 84
  • Mar 13 Abdul Ali Mazari, Afghan Shiite leader, shot to death
  • Mar 13 John Silverlight, British journalist (The Observer), dies at 75
  • Mar 13 Leo Kaplan, lawyer (ASCAP), dies at 89
  • Mar 13 Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France (WWII), dies at 82
  • Mar 13 P C J van Lierde, Dutch vicar-gen of Vatican (1951-91), dies at 87
  • Mar 14 Jo van Marle, Dutch football official (Chairman of the KNVB, 1980-93), dies at 70

John Peters HumphreyJohn Peters Humphrey (1905-1995)

Mar 14 Canadian jurist and human rights advocate (Universal Declaration on Human Rights), dies at 89

  • Mar 14 William Fowler, American nuclear scientist and astrophysicist (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1983), dies at 83
  • Mar 15 Carlos Menem Jr, son of Argentine President, dies at 26
  • Mar 16 Simon Fraser [Shimi], Lord Lovat, 25th head of Clan Fraser, dies at 83
  • Mar 17 Ahmad Khomeini, youngest son of Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini, dies at 48
  • Mar 17 Marcus Jan Adriani, Dutch biologist and director (Weevers' Duin), dies at 56
  • Mar 17 Ronnie Kray, English gangster (The Firm), dies at 61
  • Mar 19 Fernand Lodewick, literature historian (Literature), dies at 85
  • Mar 19 Gerard Tebroke, 5/10 km-dasher, dies at 45
  • Mar 20 James Kilfedder, Northern Ireland unionist politician, dies at 66
  • Mar 20 Rachida Hammadi, Algerian TV journalist, murdered at 32
  • Mar 20 Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (Pulitzer prize 1934), dies at 88
  • Mar 21 Daan Wildschut, Dutch painter/author, dies at 81
  • Mar 21 Etienne Martin, French sculptor, dies at 82
  • Mar 22 Peter Woods, British journalist and newsreader, dies at 64
  • Mar 23 Robert Turner, winner of 1st All-American Soap Box Derby, dies at 72
  • Mar 23 Russell Reading Braddon, Australian author, dies at 74
  • Mar 24 Anthony Standerwick Heal, businessman, dies at 88
  • Mar 24 Trevor Oswald Ling, English religious Studies Professor, dies at 75
  • Mar 25 James Coleman, American sociologist (b. 1926)
  • Mar 25 James Gardner, designer, dies at 87
  • Mar 25 Peter Herbert Penwarden, English priest, dies at 73
  • Mar 25 Warren E. Burger, 15th Supreme Court chief justice (1969-86), dies at 87
  • Mar 26 Vladimir Maksimov, Russian writer and dissident, dies at 64
  • Mar 27 Albert Drach, Austrian-Jewish writer, dies at 92
  • Mar 27 Bernard Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds), dies at 67
  • Mar 28 Vivienne Byerley, English theater press agent, dies at 88
  • Mar 28 William Hayter, British diplomat and Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-57), dies at 88
  • Mar 29 Carl E Jefferson, American record company owner, dies at 74
  • Mar 29 James Eric Storrar, British fighter pilot during WWII (Operation Mosquito), dies at 74
  • Mar 29 John Elliott Terry, British film financier (National Film Finance Corp), dies at 82
  • Apr 1 H. Adams Carter, American mountaineer (Alpine Club President 1954-58; editor American Alpine Journal 1960-95), dies at 80
  • Apr 1 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, dies at 93
  • Apr 2 Hannes Alfven, physicist (Nobel prize), dies at 86
  • Apr 3 David Herbert, British writer and raconteur, dies at 86
  • Apr 4 Jo Sinclair [Ruth Seid], American writer (Wasteland), dies at 81
  • Apr 5 Christian Pineau, French politician, dies
  • Apr 6 Vieno J Sukselainen, Prime Minister of Finland (1959-61), dies
  • Apr 7 Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb, architect, dies at 68
  • Apr 9 Jim Bullock, English colliery manager, unionist and reformist, dies at 92
  • Apr 10 Betty Askwith, British writer and biographer, dies at 85
  • Apr 10 Chen Yun, Chinese political leader during and after the Chinese Civil War, considered one of the Eight Elders of the Communist Party of China, dies at 89
  • Apr 10 Glyn Jones, Welsh writer, dies at 90
  • Apr 10 Gunter Guillaume, German politician, dies
  • Apr 10 Morarji Desai, Indian politician and activist, 4th Prime Minister of India (1977-79), dies at 99
  • Apr 13 Edward Henderson, British diplomat, dies at 77
  • Apr 14 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Advent), dies at 89
  • Apr 14 Michael Scott Montague Fordham, English child psychiatrist and Jungian analyst, dies at 89
  • Apr 15 Harry Shoulberg, American expressionist painter, dies at 91