On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1996 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 600 of 725

  • Jul 18 Hans Fellner, bookseller, dies at 71
  • Jul 19 David Nicolson, British businessman and politician (Chairman of BTR Industries-1969), dies at 73
  • Jul 19 Lawrence Jenco, American Roman Catholic priest who was held hostage in Beirut, Lebanon, dies at 61
  • Jul 19 Mervyn Hugh Cowie, wildlife conservationist, dies at 87
  • Jul 19 Owen Tudor Williams, civil engineer, dies at 79
  • Jul 19 Pran Nath Chhuttani, Indian physician and teacher, dies at 81
  • Jul 20 Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier, dies at 70
  • Jul 20 Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh, journalist, dies at 77
  • Jul 21 Francis James Claude Piggott, soldier, dies at 85
  • Jul 21 Gerald McArthur, British Scotland Yard detective who caught the Great Train Robbers, dies at 80
  • Jul 21 James Tye, safety expert, dies at 74
  • Jul 21 John Kevin Moorhouse, test pilot, dies at 50
  • Jul 21 Macha Rosenthal, American critic and poet (Poetry as Confession), dies at 79
  • Jul 22 Courtney Alexandre Henriques Laws, community leader, dies at 65
  • Jul 22 Leon Shenandoah, Native American leader (Leader Of the Iroquois Confederacy), dies at 81
  • Jul 22 Peter Ludwig, German businessman and art collector, dies at 71
  • Jul 23 Jessica "Decca" Mitford, English author, activist and one of the Mitford sisters, dies at 78
  • Jul 23 John Corner, scientist, dies at 80
  • Jul 23 Hamilton Fish IV, American politician (Rep-R-NY, 1969-95), dies at 70
  • Jul 25 Raymond O'Malley, English teacher, dies at 87
  • Jul 26 Arthur McDonald, Royal Air Force officer and radar pioneer, dies at 93
  • Jul 27 Ivan V. Lalić, Serbian poet, dies at 65
  • Jul 27 Jane Beverly Drew, English modernist architect, dies at 85
  • Jul 27 Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London), dies at 71
  • Jul 28 Mickey Fenn, docker/socialist, dies at 58
  • Jul 28 Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and writer (How to Know Birds), dies at 87
  • Jul 29 Aruna Asaf Ali, Indian independence activist and politician (first Mayor of Delhi), dies at 88
  • Jul 29 Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (b. 1919)
  • Jul 29 Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician, dies at 75
  • Jul 30 Father Alan Cheales, Dominican priest for 33 years, dies at 83
  • Jul 31 Joan Warburton, Scottish painter, dies at 76
  • Jul 31 Michael Jinks, child care pioneer, dies at 59
  • Aug 1 Mohamed Farrah Aidid, President (ANS-CUS)/Somalia, dies
  • Aug 1 Pierre Lucien Claverie, Algerian-French Bishop of Oran, murdered by Islamic extremists in Algeria at 58
  • Aug 1 Tadeusz Reichstein, Polish/Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950), dies at 99
  • Aug 1 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian physician and international aid worker (b. 1929)
  • Aug 2 Michel Debre, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1959-62), dies at 84
  • Aug 4 Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist, dies at 59
  • Aug 5 Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu, Zanzibar-born revolutionary, politician and pan-Africanist, dies at 72
  • Aug 5 Frank Marcus, German playwright and critic, dies at 68
  • Aug 6 Buland al-Haidary, Iraqi poet (Passages to Exile), dies at 69
  • Aug 6 Hernan Siles Zuazo, President of Bolivia (1956-60, 1982-85), dies at 82
  • Aug 6 Muhammad al-Badr, magnate of Northern Yemen (1962), dies
  • Aug 6 Ossie Raymond Clark, fashion designer, dies at 54
  • Aug 6 Richard Murphey Goodwin, economist, dies at 83
  • Aug 7 Peter Winter, naval commander, dies at 78
  • Aug 8 George Richard Samways, children's writer, dies at 101
  • Aug 8 Herbert Huncke, American writer and poet, dies at 80
  • Aug 8 Julian Stryjkowski, Polish journalist and writer known for his radical leftist leanings, dies at 91
  • Aug 8 Nevill Francis Mott, British physicist (1977 Nobel Prize for Physics for work on amorphous semiconductors), dies at 90
  • Aug 9 Sir Frank Whittle, English RAF engineer air officer and inventor of the turbojet engine, dies at 89
  • Aug 9 James Whitman McLamore, American businessman and 1st CEO of Burger King who created The Whopper, dies at 70
  • Aug 9 Kenneth Fleetwood, English fashion designer (Hardy Amies, dressed Queen Elizabeth II), dies at 65
  • Aug 9 Ruth Holland, British journalist (BMJ), dies in the Watford rail crash at 54
  • Aug 10 Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, priest, dies at 78
  • Aug 11 Sigmund Koch, psychologist/philosopher, dies at 79
  • Aug 12 Anthony Derrick Parsons, diplomat, dies at 73
  • Aug 12 Victor Ambartsumian, Russian astronomer (Stalin Prize 1946, 50), dies at 87
  • Aug 13 António de Spínola, Portuguese general and conservative President of Portugal (1974), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 86
  • Aug 13 Christopher John Gray, English Anglican priest, murdered in front of his own vicarage in Liverpool at 32 [1] [2]
  • Aug 13 David Randall, British priest, founder of Cara, dies at 49
  • Aug 13 W. Gordon Smith, Scottish playwright (Jock), dies at 67
  • Aug 14 Uzo Egonu, painter/print maker, dies at 64
  • Aug 15 Masao Maruyama, Japanese social scientist, dies at 82
  • Aug 16 Robert Lynn, Scottish anarchist, dies at 72
  • Aug 17 Edward Digby Baltzell, American Ivy League sociologist, dies at 80
  • Aug 17 Eric Evans, English dean of St Paul's, dies at 68
  • Aug 18 Geoffrey Dearmer, poet, dies at 103
  • Aug 18 Hugo Gabriel Gryn, British Reform rabbi, dies at 66
  • Aug 21 Joyce Plesters, British conservation scientist, dies at 69
  • Aug 21 Sidney George Gray, company secretary, dies at 82
  • Aug 22 David Donaldson, Painter and Limner to Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland, dies at 80
  • Aug 22 Robin Lorimer, Scottish publisher (New Testament from Greek into Scots), dies at 77
  • Aug 22 William James Millar Mackenzie, Scottish political scientist, dies at 87
  • Aug 24 Ahmed Bahauddin, journalist, dies at 69
  • Aug 24 Emile Noel, international civil servant, dies at 73
  • Aug 24 John Christopherson, English artist and collector, dies at 75
  • Aug 24 Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss, journalist/travel writer, dies at 42
  • Aug 25 Dai Houying, writer, dies at 58
  • Aug 25 Erskine Childers, Irish writer and United Nations civil servant official, dies at 67
  • Aug 26 Alejandro Agustín Lanusse, President of Argentina (1971-73), dies at 77
  • Aug 26 Baron Baker, Jamaican-British anti-racism activist, dies at 71
  • Aug 26 Catherine Hall, British nurse who raised the professional profile of nursing and to establish its central role in health care, dies at 73
  • Aug 27 Abram Games, graphic artist, dies at 82
  • Aug 27 Alexander Lanusse, military President of Argentina (1971-73), dies
  • Aug 28 Lynda Carr, educationist, dies at 50
  • Aug 28 Phyllis Pearsall, painter/writer, dies at 89
  • Aug 30 José Toribio Merino, Chilean admiral (one of the principal leaders of the 1973 Chilean coup d'état), dies at 80
  • Aug 31 David Scott, British priest, Chaplain to the Queen, dies at 72
  • Aug 31 Harald Penrose, British test pilot, dies at 92
  • Aug 31 David Pollock, Viscount Hanworth, British barrister, dies at 80
  • Sep 1 Karl Kehrle, Benedictine monk and beekeeper, dies at 98
  • Sep 1 Charles Daniels, archaeologist, dies at 63
  • Sep 1 George Levy, English antique dealer, heritage campaigner, dies at 69
  • Sep 2 Emily Kngwarreye, artist, dies at 86
  • Sep 2 Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West, dies at 71
  • Sep 3 John Cheek, Falkland Islands advocate, dies at 56
  • Sep 3 Julian Amery, British conservative politician and minister, dies at 77
  • Sep 3 Robert Croften Brown, politician, dies at 75
  • Sep 5 Rose Isabel Williams, sister of Tennessee Williams, dies at 86
  • Sep 8 Elizabeth Eyre de Lanaux, designer artist/writer, dies at 102
  • Sep 9 Jack Pepys, immunologist, dies at 82
  • Sep 10 Hans List, Austrian scientist and inventor, dies at 100
  • Sep 12 Ernesto Geisel, 29th President of Brazil (1974-79), dies at 89
  • Sep 12 Geoffrey Bryan Bentley, Canon of Windsor and moral theologian, dies at 87
  • Sep 12 James Gulliver, Scottish businessman (Argyll Foods), dies at 66
  • Sep 12 Lloyd Turner, journalist (Daily Express), dies at 57
  • Sep 12 Oscar Michael Moore, journalist, dies at 36
  • Sep 12 Richard Maling Barrer, chemist, dies at 86
  • Sep 12 Ricardo López, Uruguayan-born American stalker of Björk, commits suicide aged 21
  • Sep 12 Richard Barrer, New Zealand-born chemist (father of zeolite chemistry), dies at 86
  • Sep 13 Anthony Nicholas Maria Wahl, American historian, dies at 68
  • Sep 13 Cesar Mendoza, general of Military junta of Chile (1973-85), dies
  • Sep 14 Clive Beadon, British RAF Wing Commander and pilot (WWII), dies at 77
  • Sep 14 Joe Elsby Martin, boxing coach, dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Brother Eugene Gerard Salois, teacher, dies at 76
  • Sep 15 George Scheuer, Austrian writer and journalist, dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Peter Michael Grayson, British showman, dies at 70
  • Sep 16 Andrew MacElhone, bar owner, dies at 73
  • Sep 16 McGeorge Bundy, US national security advisor (1961-66), dies at 77

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Sep 17 Spiro Agnew, American politician (Vice President, 1969 until resignation over corruption allegations in 1973), dies of leukemia at 77

  • Sep 19 Douglas Hyde, English political journalist, dies at 85
  • Sep 19 Timothy Nicholson, journalist, dies at 32
  • Sep 20 Max Manus, Norwegian resistance fighter and author who specialized in sabotage during World War II, dies at 81
  • Sep 20 Murtaza Bhutto, Pakistani politician, dies at 42
  • Sep 20 Paul Erdos, Hungarian mathematician, dies of heart attack at 83
  • Sep 21 John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher, dies at 42
  • Sep 21 Julius Silverman, British Labour Party politician, dies at 90
  • Sep 21 Sabine Zlatin, Polish-born French nurse, who tried save Izieu children from Nazis, dies at 89
  • Sep 22 Mohammed Ben Amhed Abdelghani, Prime Minister of Algeria (1979-84), dies
  • Sep 23 Stuart Pigott, archaeologist, dies at 86
  • Sep 23 Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoonist (b. 1933)
  • Sep 23 Stuart Piggott, British archaeologist best known for his work on prehistoric Wessex, dies at 86
  • Sep 24 Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, egyptologist, dies at 87
  • Sep 24 Pavel Anatolievich Sudoplatov, spy, dies at 89
  • Sep 24 Henry Charles Gordon, American engineer and astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 70
  • Sep 25 Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator, dies at 80
  • Sep 25 Nicu Ceaușescu, youngest child of Romanian Communist Dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and considered the President's heir apparent, dies of cirrhosis at 45
  • Sep 26 Geoffrey Wilkinson, English chemist (1973 Nobel Prize - organometallic compounds), dies at 75
  • Sep 26 George Henderson, Scottish priest (Bishop of Argyll and the Isles from 1977-92), dies at 74
  • Sep 27 Mohammad Najibullah, President of Afghanistan (1987-92), executed at 49
  • Sep 29 Shūsaku Endō, Japanese writer (Sea & Poison, Silence), dies at 73
  • Sep 29 Ethel Jane Cain, British telephonist and original UK Speaking Clock voice, dies at 87
  • Sep 30 Elizabeth Gille, writer translator/editor, dies at 59
  • Sep 30 Frances Lear, American magazine publisher (Lears), dies at 73
  • Sep 30 Kenneth Muir, English scholar, dies at 89
  • Sep 30 Udom Patpongsiri, property developer, dies at 79
  • Oct 1 Patrick McGeown, Irish IRA member and hunger striker, dies at 40
  • Oct 2 Andrey Lukanov, Bulgarian politician (40th Prime Minister of Bulgaria), assassinated at 58
  • Oct 2 Ivan Mark Waller, English mountaineer, dies at 89
  • Oct 2 Robert Bourassa, Prime Minister of Quebec province (1970-76, 85-93), dies at 63
  • Oct 2 Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman, dies at 79
  • Oct 2 Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian, dies at 93
  • Oct 3 Denis Frank Owen, British ecologist and natural historian, dies at 65
  • Oct 3 Eustace Wenworth Roskill, law lord, dies at 85
  • Oct 3 Thomas ap Rees, British botanist, dies in a cycling accident at 65
  • Oct 3 Tony Parker, British oral historian, dies at 73
  • Oct 4 Martyn Harris, journalist, dies at 43
  • Oct 4 Tim N Gidal Gidalewitsch, photojournalist, dies at 87
  • Oct 5 Seymour Cray, American inventor (Cray Research, Cray I supercomputer), dies after a car accident at 71
  • Oct 6 Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner, dies at 57
  • Oct 7 Charles Wegg Solicitor-Prosser, dies at 86
  • Oct 8 Geoffrey Finsberg, British politician, dies at 70
  • Oct 8 Joseph Roy George Ralston, pilot, dies at 81
  • Oct 9 Alan Charles Downes, British founder member of Independent Television News and cameraman, dies at 58
  • Oct 9 Nigel Thomas Loveridge Fisher, politician, dies at 83
  • Oct 9 Richard Clarkson, English aeronautical engineer (Hawker Siddeley Trident), dies at 94
  • Oct 9 Joachim Wohlgemuth, German writer, dies at 64
  • Oct 10 Dick Pickering, British trade unionist, dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Oct 10 Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, British Royal Navy officer, dies at 83
  • Oct 10 John Hillaby, English writer and traveller, dies at 79
  • Oct 10 Siddig El Nigoumi, ceramicist, dies at 65
  • Oct 10 David Viscott, American psychiatrist and media personality, dies at 58
  • Oct 11 Arthur Walter Lucas, first Chief Restorer of the National Gallery, London, dies at 80
  • Oct 11 Edith Tilton Penrose, American-born British economist (The Theory of the Growth of the Firm), dies at 81
  • Oct 11 Terry Patchett, politician, dies at 56
  • Oct 11 William Vickrey, Canadian economist (Nobel 1996), dies at 82
  • Oct 11 Lars Ahlfors, Finnish mathematician (b. 1907)
  • Oct 12 David Gilroy Bevan, British politician, dies at 86
  • Oct 12 Pavel Alexandrovich Solovyov, aero-engine designer, dies at 79
  • Oct 12 Trevor Illtyd williams, scientific writer, dies at 75
  • Oct 13 Albert Hughes Williams, Welsh teacher and historian, dies at 89
  • Oct 13 Henri Nannen, German journalist, dies at 82
  • Oct 14 William John Raff Hooper, British cartoonist (Percy Prune), dies at 80
  • Oct 16 Anthony Griffin, sailor, dies at 75
  • Oct 16 Eric Malpass, English writer, dies at 85
  • Oct 16 Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst and artist, dies at 82
  • Oct 18 Guiseppe Panini, industrialist, dies at 71
  • Oct 19 Neville Robinson, English physicist, dies at 71
  • Oct 19 Oliver Charles Anderson, novelist, dies at 84
  • Oct 20 Bill Bedford, British test pilot (pioneered the development of V/STOL aircraft), dies at 75
  • Oct 20 Mary Tuck, British social researcher and civil servant, dies at 68
  • Oct 21 Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist, dies at 71
  • Oct 21 Eric Halsall, sheepdog trial commentator, dies at 76
  • Oct 21 Georgios Zoitakis, leader of Greece (1967-72), dies
  • Oct 21 Robert O'Neill Crossman, politician, dies at 49
  • Oct 21 Wang Li, politician, dies at 78
  • Oct 22 Matthew Harding, businessman/football supporter, dies at 42
  • Oct 23 Diana Trilling, writer, dies at 91
  • Oct 23 Lin Onus, Australian Aboriginal artist (Michael and I are just slipping down to the pub for a minute), dies at 47