On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1997 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 331 of 331

  • Aug 20 Norris Bradbury, American physicist (b. 1909)
  • Aug 21 Misael Pastrana Borrero, President of Colombia (1970-74), dies
  • Aug 22 Mary Louise Smith, American political organizer, 1st female chair of the Republican party, dies at 82
  • Aug 23 Eric Gairy, first Prime Minister of Grenada (1974-79), dies at 75
  • Aug 24 Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist, dies at 90
  • Aug 24 Louis Essen, British physicist (time measurement, speed of light determination), dies at 88
  • Aug 25 Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies
  • Aug 25 Robert Pinget, French novelist (The Interrogation) and playwright, dies at 78
  • Aug 31 Dodi Fayed, Egyptian businessman, died in a car crash in Paris with Princess Diana at 42
  • Sep 2 Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (Man's Search for Meaning) and founder of logotherapy, dies at 92
  • Sep 4 Aldo Rossi, Italian architect (b. 1931)
  • Sep 4 Jeffrey Bernard, British writer (Spectator Magazine - Low Life), dies at 65
  • Sep 5 Leon Edel, biographer, dies at 89

Mother Teresa

Sep 5 Mother Teresa [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Albanian born Indian nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize, 1979), dies of cardiac arrest at 87

  • Sep 6 Philippe Rossillon, administrator, dies at 66
  • Sep 6 P. H. Newby, British author and BBC radio director (b. 1918)
  • Sep 11 Camille Henry, National Hockey League player (b. 1933)
  • Sep 11 Hannah Weiner, American experimental poet, dies at 68
  • Sep 12 Janet Leach, American potter, dies at 79
  • Sep 12 Judith Merril [Grossman], American-Canadian sci-fi writer, dies at 74
  • Sep 17 Jan Peder Syse, Prime Minister of Norway (1989-90), dies
  • Sep 17 John Seldon Whale, theologian, dies at 100
  • Sep 18 Harry Boyne, British parliamentary journalist, dies at 87
  • Sep 19 Kathy Keeton Guccione, CEO (General Media Intl), dies at 58
  • Sep 19 Malcolm Hughes, artist, dies at 77
  • Sep 21 Tommy Cecil, Irish ferryman, dies at 51
  • Sep 22 Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk, dies at 76
  • Sep 22 Eric William Hunter Christie, barrister, dies at 77
  • Sep 22 Bryan Ingham, English artist, dies at 61
  • Sep 22 Ruth Picardie, journalist, dies at 33
  • Sep 22 Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese WW II fighter (surrendered in 1972), dies at 82
  • Sep 22 George Thomas, 1st Viscount Tonypandy, British politician (Speaker of the House of Commons), dies at 97
  • Sep 23 Murray Burnett, writer (Everybody Goes to Rick-Casablanca), dies at 86
  • Sep 24 Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47
  • Sep 27 Walter Trampler, American violist (Beaux Arts Trio), dies at 82
  • Sep 29 Milner Gray, British graphic designer, dies at 97
  • Sep 29 Roy Lichtenstein, American pop artist (Drowning Girl), dies of pneumonia at 73
  • Sep 30 Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65
  • Sep 30 Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, British professor of occupational health, dies at 86
  • Oct 1 Gul Mohammed, world's shortest man (22.1"/56.16 cm), dies at 36
  • Oct 1 Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor, (held more than 600 patents), dies at 74
  • Oct 3 A. L. Rowse, British author and historian, dies at 93
  • Oct 8 Brown Meggs, CEO (Capitol Records), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 66
  • Oct 8 Bertrand Goldberg, American architect (b. 1913)
  • Oct 13 Adil Carcani, prime minister of Albania (1982-91), dies
  • Oct 13 Richard Mason, English author (The World of Suzie Wong), dies at 78
  • Oct 16 James A. Michener, American author (South Pacific; Sayonara), dies of kidney failure at 90
  • Oct 17 Paul Edwin Zimmer, sci-fi writer, dies of heart attack at 54
  • Oct 18 Bill Rotsler, cartoonist/writer, dies of cancer at 62
  • Oct 18 Roberto C Goizueta, CEO (Coca-Cola), dies of lung cancer at 65
  • Oct 23 Luther George Simjian, Turkish-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera), dies at 92
  • Oct 24 Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausen, longest personal name, dies at possibly 83 (birth date disputed)
  • Oct 28 Toni Carabillo, writer (Feminist Chronicles), dies of lymphoma at 71
  • Oct 29 Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan, dies at 67
  • Oct 31 Wilfrid Oulton, British Royal Air Force officer, dies at 86
  • Nov 2 G. Harry Stine, American science fiction writer, dies at 69
  • Nov 4 George Chambers, Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago (1981-86), dies at 69
  • Nov 5 Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-British philosopher, dies at 88
  • Nov 6 Phillipo Seed, social work academic, dies at 67
  • Nov 6 Annie Llewelyn-Davies, Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, British Labour Party politician, dies at 82
  • Nov 12 William Matthews, American poet, dies at 55
  • Nov 13 John Elwyn, British painter, dies at 80
  • Nov 13 Dawud M. Mu'Min, American murderer (b. 1953)
  • Nov 16 Georges Marchais, French political leader (French Communist Party), dies at 77
  • Nov 19 Christina Corrigan, American obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13
  • Nov 19 Durlyn Eddmonds, American murderer, executed at 45
  • Nov 19 Walter Stewart, American murderer, executed at 42
  • Nov 20 Gary Burris, American murderer (Kenneth Chambers), executed in Indiana at 40
  • Nov 20 Robert Palmer, American rock critic, dies at 52
  • Nov 21 Ismail Fahmi, external minister of Egypt in (1973-77), dies
  • Nov 22 Tom Blackburn, writer, dies at 71
  • Nov 22 Harry Kissin, Baron Kissin, British businessman and President (GPG), dies at 85
  • Nov 25 Hastings Kamuzu Band, PM/President of Malawi (1964-66/66-94), dies
  • Nov 27 Buck Leonard, Hall of Famer in Negro League, dies at 90
  • Nov 27 Henry Charnock, oceanographer, dies at 76
  • Nov 29 Coleman Young, 1st African American mayor of Detroit, dies at 79
  • Nov 29 Isabelle Kelley, American social worker credited with instigating the US Federal Food Stamp Program, dies at 80
  • Nov 30 Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans, historian, dies at 37
  • Nov 30 Kathy Acker, American experimental novelist (Blood and Guts in High School), dies at 54
  • Nov 30 Ronald Gulliford, English educationalist (Dean of the Faculty of Education, Birmingham University 1979-81), dies at 76
  • Dec 1 Denis Gerald Barrington, British artist, dies at 67
  • Dec 1 Michel Bélanger, French Canadian businessman and banker (b. 1929)
  • Dec 2 Endicott Peabody, American politician (62nd Governor of Massachusetts), dies at 77
  • Dec 3 Marian Kratochwil, artist, dies at 91
  • Dec 4 Joseph Wolpe, South African psychotherapist, dies at 82
  • Dec 5 Daphne Fielding, British socialite and writer, dies at 93
  • Dec 6 Eddie Myers, British WWII soldier and engineer, dies at 91
  • Dec 8 Bob Bell, clown (WGN's 1st Bozo), dies at 75
  • Dec 8 Leon Poliakov, historian, dies at 87
  • Dec 8 Nicholas Polunin, British botanist and environmentalist, dies at 88
  • Dec 11 Kenneth W. Gatland, British aerospace scientist, dies at 73
  • Dec 12 Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • Dec 13 Alexander Oppenheim, mathematician, dies at 94
  • Dec 13 Martin Carter, Guyanese poet and political activist, dies at 70
  • Dec 13 Rafael Jose Fernandez de la Calzada y Ferrer, restaurateur, dies at 83
  • Dec 14 Owen Barfield, British philosopher of language, dies at 99
  • Dec 14 Robert Sutton, New Zealand electronics engineer, dies at 82
  • Dec 15 Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis, Middle Eastern scholar, dies at 69
  • Dec 17 Reginald Victor Jones, British scientist who worked in military intelligence in WWII, dies at 86
  • Dec 19 David Schramm, American astrophysicist (pioneer in establishing particle astrophysics as a vibrant research field), dies at 52
  • Dec 19 Masaru Ibuka, Japanese electronics industrialist (Sony Corp), dies at 89
  • Dec 20 Denise Levertov, American poet and essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin), dies at 74
  • Dec 20 Vincent Ciccone, inventor (Blow-Pops candy), dies at 81
  • Dec 21 Michael Lyne, air-marshal, dies at 78
  • Dec 21 Harold Roxbee Cox, Baron Kings Norton, British aeronautical engineer, dies at 95
  • Dec 22 Douglas Ranger, British surgeon, dies at 81
  • Dec 22 Hugh Edward Conway Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford, dies at 67
  • Dec 22 John Pinkerton, English computer scientist who designed the first business computer in England, the LEO computer, dies at 78
  • Dec 22 Juzo Itami, Japanese director, commits suicide at 64
  • Dec 23 Austin Whitaker, schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist, dies at 90
  • Dec 23 Brian Malzard Foss, British psychologist, dies at 76
  • Dec 23 Donald Gunn MacRae, British sociologist, dies at 76
  • Dec 24 Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman and founder of Quebecor, dies at 72
  • Dec 25 Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer, dies at 39
  • Dec 25 Laurence Gower, academic, dies at 84
  • Dec 26 John Hinde, photographer/circus promoter, dies at 81
  • Dec 26 John Whitley, British air-marshal, dies at 92
  • Dec 26 Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek philosopher and economist, dies at 75
  • Dec 27 Brendan Gill, American critic (The New Yorker), dies at 83
  • Dec 27 Dorothy Stroud, garden historian, dies at 87
  • Dec 27 Ewart Abner, American record label executive, President of Motown Records, manager of Stevie Wonder), dies at 74
  • Dec 27 Tom Hudson, British artist and teacher, dies at 75
  • Dec 27 Billy Wright, Irish Protestant paramilitary leader (b. 1960)
  • Dec 28 James Lees-Milne, English writer and architectural historian, dies at 89
  • Dec 30 Shinichi Hoshi, Japanese novelist (b. 1926)
  • Dec 31 76 law enforcement officers, killed by felons in US this year
  • Dec 31 Dominique de Menil, arts patron/human rights advocate, dies at 89
  • Dec 31 Michael Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy, dies in ski accident at 39