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Deaths in History in 1995

Deaths 1 - 200 of 615

  • Jan 1 Eugene Wigner, Hungarian-American physicist (Nobel prize for physics-1963), 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 Jonathan Zeitlyn, artist, dies at 43
  • 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 4 Brooks Stevens, American automotive designer (1949 Hydra-Glide Harley; 1963 Jeep Wagoneer), dies at 84
  • 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 Viktor Vorobyov, Russian general-major, dies in battle
  • Jan 7 Murray Rothbard, American economist (b. 1926)

  • Jan 8 Carlos Monzon [El Macho], Argentine medium weight boxing champ (1970-77), dies at 52
  • 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 Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939), 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 Ronald Harris, British 1st Church Estates Commissioner, dies at 81
  • 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

Person of interestRose Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kennedy Family Matriarch
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Jan 23 Harold Collett Dent, journalist/educationist, dies at 100
  • Jan 23 Michael Whalley Wickham, artist, dies at 91
  • Jan 23 Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, 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 Willem R "Wim" van der Zee, gen-sec Council of Churches, dies at 64
  • Jan 27 Raphael M. Robinson, American mathematician, dies at 83
  • 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 producer and Richard Burton's teacher, dies at 80
  • Jan 28 Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic, dies at 83
  • Jan 29 Guy Clutton-Brock, English social worker (declared as national hero in Zimbabwe), dies at 88
  • Jan 29 Chris de Marigny, painter/designer, dies at 52
  • Jan 29 Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect, dies at 69
  • Jan 30 Gerald M Durrell, British zoologist/author (Mockery Bird), dies at 70
  • Jan 31 James Johnson, English MP (Labour, 1950..83), dies at 86
  • Jan 31 George Stibitz, American mathematician and scientist, dies at 90
  • 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 2 Robert L Haller, coon Dog Trainer, dies at 32
  • Feb 3 John Pinsent, English classical scholar (Greek mythology), dies at 72
  • 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 4 Patricia Highsmith [Mary Patricia Plangman], US/Swiss, dies 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, radiotelescope build (Dwingeloo/Westerbork), dies at 70
  • Feb 8 Wilhelm J Soukop, Austrian/British sculptor, dies at 88
  • Feb 8 William Fulbright, US politician, dies
  • Feb 8 Clay Warnick, American choral director (Your Show Of Shows), dies at 79
  • 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/painter, dies at 79
  • Feb 14 Patricia Highsmith, writer, dies at 74
  • Feb 14 Roger de Grey, British landscape painter and President of Royal Academy (1984-93), dies at 76
  • Feb 14 Siem Suurhoff, 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 14 Israël "Ischa" Meijer, Dutch journalist, critic and author (Een Dik Uur Ischa, Boezemvriend), dies of a myocardial infarction at 52
  • 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 16 Martin Soames, traveller, 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 Lembarek Boumaarafi, Algerian murderer of President Boudiaf, dies
  • Feb 22 Emmanuel Roblès, Algerian-French novelist and playwright (Lesson Hauteurs), dies at 80

Person of interestJames Herriot

Feb 23 James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Scottish author (All Creatures Great & Small), dies at 78

Veterinarian and Novelist James Herriot
Veterinarian and Novelist
James Herriot
  • 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 Edmund Boyd Fisher, British publisher, dies at 56
  • Mar 1 Vladislav Listyev, Russian journalist, murdered at 38
  • Mar 1 Earl Blackwell, American society impresario (Celebrity Register), dies at 85
  • 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, founder of the Philadelphia folk festival, dies at 65
  • Mar 3 Pierre Tisseyre, publisher (Circle du livre de France), dies at 85
  • Mar 5 Peter John Norton, naval diplomat/artist, dies at 82
  • Mar 5 Lord Benson [Henry Alexander], British accountant (Coopers & Lybrand), dies at 85
  • 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 novelist (Mountain Standard Time), dies at 91
  • Mar 9 Ian Ballantine, publisher, dies of heart attack at 79
  • Mar 9 Edward Bernays, Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda, dies at 103
  • Mar 10 Alexander Hyatt King, Mozart scholar, dies at 84
  • Mar 10 Carel Birnie, ballet producer, dies at 69
  • Mar 10 Richard Baerlein, 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 P C J van Lierde, Dutch vicar-gen of Vatican (1951-91), dies at 87
  • Mar 13 Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France (WWII), dies at 82
  • Mar 14 Johan W "Jo" van Marle, CEO (KNVB, 1980-93), dies at 70
  • Mar 14 William Fowler, American astrophysicist (Nobel 1983), dies at 83

Person of interestJohn Peters Humphrey

Mar 14 John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate, dies at 89

  • 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 ayatollah Khomeini, dies at 48
  • Mar 17 Marcus Jan Adriani, biologist and director (Weevers' Duin), dies at 56
  • Mar 17 Ronnie Kray, English gangster (The Firm), dies at 61
  • Mar 18 Frederic Ramsey Jr, folklorist/author, dies at 80
  • Mar 19 Fernand Lodewick, literature historian (Literature), dies at 85
  • Mar 19 Gerard Tebroke, 5/10 km-dasher, dies at 45
  • Mar 20 Rachida Hammadi, Algerian TV journalist, murdered at 32
  • Mar 20 Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (Pulitzer prize 1934), dies at 88
  • Mar 20 James Kilfedder, Northern Ireland unionist politician, dies at 66
  • 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 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 25 James Coleman, American sociologist (b. 1926)
  • 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, publicist, 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, record company owner, dies at 74
  • Mar 29 James Eric Storrar, fighter pilot, dies at 74
  • Mar 29 John Elliott Terry, British film financier (National Film Finance Corp), dies at 82
  • Apr 1 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, dies at 93
  • Apr 1 Richard Pool, naval Officer, dies at 75
  • Apr 1 Lucy Rie, American potter (b. 1902)
  • Apr 1 H. Adams Carter, American mountaineer (Alpine Club President 1954-58; editor American Alpine Journal 1960-95), dies at 80
  • 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