People Who Died in The Eighties, 1984
January --Johnny Weissmuller, US swimmer (Olympics-5 gold-1924, 28), dies at 79
January 09Wolfgang Staudte, German director (Ciske de Rat), dies at 77
January 10Suvanna Phuma, premier of Laos, dies at 82
January 11Fritz Geissler, composer, dies at 62
January 11Jack La Rue, TV narrator (Lights Out), dies at 81
January 14Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, Dutch sexuologist (NVSH), dies at 55
January 14Paul Ben Haim, composer, dies at 86
January 14Ray Kroc, founder of MacDonalds/owner San Diego Padres, dies at 81
January 18Malcolm H Kerr, 9th pres of American U of Beirut, shot dead
January 20Jackie Wilson, rocker, dies at 49 from a heart attack
January 20Johnny Weissmuller, US swimmer (Olympics-5 gold-1924, 28), dies at 79
January 21Jackie Wilson, US singer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49
January 23Samuel Gardner, composer, dies at 92
January 27Lou Crosby, TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
January 28John Macvane, newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71
January 29Frances Goodrich, (Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 93 of lung cancer
February 03Anne Townsend, lacrosse/tennis/field hockey star, dies
February 03Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, killed in England
February 07Brooks West, actor (Richard-My Friend Irma), dies at 67
February 09Balasaraswathi, Indian classical dancer, dies in Madras
February 09Yuri Andropov, Gen Sec of Soviet Communist Party (1982-84), dies at 69
February 12Anna Anderson Manahan, [Grand Duchess Anastasia?], dies in Virginia
February 12Julio Cort zar, Argentina writer (Final del Juego), dies at 69
February 15Avon Long, dancer/actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies of cancer at 73
February 15Ethel Merman, singer/actress (Kid Million), dies in her sleep at 76
February 15Leamon Hunt, US director-General in Sinai, killed by communists
February 16Ken Williams, TV announcer (Video Village), dies at 69
February 17Lucille Benson, actress (Lilly-Bosom Buddies), dies at 69
February 19Ina Ray Hutton, orch leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), dies at 66
February 20Fikret Dzhamil Amirov, composer, dies at 61
February 21Michail A Sholochov, Russian writer (Ocean Don, Nobel 1965), dies
February 22David, spent most of his life in a plastic bubble, dies at 12
February 24Uwe Johnson, writer, dies at 59
February 28Leslie Walcott, cricketer (Test for WI v England 1930), dies
February 29Roland Culver, actor (Thunderball), dies of heart problems at 83
March 01Jackie Coogan, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), dies at 69
March 02Louis Basile, actor (Louie-The Super), dies at 48
March 04Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze, composer, dies at 79
March 05Harry Salter, orch leader (Stop the Music), dies at 85
March 05Michael Sklar, Calif, comedian (Laugh-in, Sha Na Na), dies at 39
March 05Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (Scarpia in Tosca), dies at 68
March 05William Powell, actor (My Man Godfrey), dies at 91
March 06Henry Wilcoxon, actor (Cleopatra, Dragnet, Jericho), dies at 78
March 06Ian Cromb, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 123 runs, 8 wkts), dies
March 06Martin Niemöller, German submarine capt/anti-nazi minister, dies at 92
March 06Pierre Cochereau, composer, dies at 59
March 10June Marlowe, actress (Pardon US), dies at 81
March 11Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher/poet, dies in Rytutakuji monastery at 76
March 12Arnold Riley, playwright/actor, dies at 88
March 13Dick Whitington, journalist/cricketer (South Aust & AIF bat), dies
March 14Aurelio Peccei, Italian businessman/CEO (Club Rome), dies at 75
March 15Tommy Cooper, comedian, collapses & dies on stage
March 18Charlie Lau, White Sox coach/renowned hitting instructor, dies at 50
March 18Paul Frances Webster, lyricist, dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
March 23Shauna Grant, [Colleen Applegate] XXX actress (Glitter), dies
March 24Sam Jaffe, actor (Dr Zorba-Ben Casey), dies of cancer at 93
March 28Kenneth Whitty, 1st sec at British Embassy in Athens, shot dead
March 30Peter Yarrall, strongest Englishman/weighed 826 lb (374.7 kg), dies
April 01Marvin Gaye, shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA at 44
April 04John Arnold, cricketer (Eng bat v NZ 1931, scored 34 only Test), dies
April 05Arthur Travors Harris, marshal of British RAF, dies
April 05Theo Koomen, Dutch sportscaster, dies in auto-accident at 54
April 06Jimmy Kenndy, British songwriter (South of the Border), dies
April 06Ral Donner, singer/narrator, dies at 41
April 07Frank Church, (Sen-D-Ohio, 1957-81), dies at 59
April 07Samuel C Engel, poet, dies of heart failure at 79
April 09Basil Henry Blackwell, British publisher, dies
April 10Nate Nelson, R&B-singer (Flamingos-I'll Be Home), dies on 52 birthday
April 10Ray Middleton, dies at 75
April 12Ruth Taylor, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 76
April 13Christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self
April 15Tommy Cooper, comedian, dies at 61
April 18John Lee Mahin, screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81
April 20Mabel Mercer, English/US singer (Fly me to the moon), dies at 84
April 22Ansel Adams, US photographer, dies at 82
April 23August "Guus" Oster, actor/director (Carrie), dies at 68
April 25Richard Benedict, actor (Okinawa), dies at 64 of a heart attack
April 26Henry Rowland, actor (Rogue's Regiment), dies at 70
April 26May McAvoy, actress (Ben Hur), dies at 82 after a heart attack
April 26William "Count" Basie, jazz piano great, dies on 80th birthday
April 27Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player, dies at 63
April 28Glen H Taylor, US senator/VP candidate (1948), dies at 80
April 28Silvia A Warner, writer, dies
April 29Marvin Gaye, rocker (Sexual Healing), shot dead by his father at 45
April 30Arthur T "Bomber" Harris, bombed nazi-Germany, dies
April 30Muddy Waters, blues singer/guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man), dies at 68
May 01Gordon Jenkins, orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 73
May 02Jack Barry, game show emcee (Joker's Wild), dies at 66
May 02Piet van Aken, Flemish writer (Failing God, Niggers), dies at 64
May 04Diana Dors, actress (Berserk!), dies at 52 of cancer
May 10Joaquin Agostinho, Portuguese cyclist, dies at 41
May 10Robert Moore, actor (Marshall-Diana), dies at 56
May 12Doris May, actress (Peck's Bad Boy), dies at 81 of heart failure
May 14Larry Stock, songwriter (Blueberry Hill), dies
May 15Lionel Charles Robbins, British economist, dies at 85
May 16Andy Kaufman, comedian (Latka-Taxi), dies of cancer at 35
May 16Irwin Shaw, US writer (Rich Man, Poor Man), dies at 71
May 20Peter Bull, British actor (Dr Doolittle), dies of a heart attack at 72
May 21Andrea Leeds, actress (Stage Door, Earthbound), dies of cancer at 70
May 21Ann Little, actress (Roaring Road), dies
May 22John Marley, actor (Cat Ballou), dies at 77 following heart surgery
May 25Piet Ketting, Dutch pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 79
May 28Eric Morecambe, British comedian (Morecambe & Wise), dies at 58
June 01Gordon Jacob, composer, dies at 88
June 05Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indies Sikh leader
June 06A[rthur] Bertram Chandler, author (Empress of Outer Space), dies at 72
June 06Bill Voce, cricketer (key player of the Bodyline series), dies
June 07George Givot, actor (Versatile Vaudeville), dies at 81
June 08Gordon Jacob, composer, dies at 88
June 11Enrico Berlinguer, secr-general (CP) Italy, dies
June 13Marinus de Jong, Dutch composer, dies at 92
June 15Meredith Willson, composer (Meredith Willson Show), dies at 82
June 15Ned Glass, actor (Charade, Street Music), dies of heart failure at 78
June 17Chet Allen, actor (Jerry-Bonino, Slats-Troubleshooter), dies at 51
June 17Swale, Kentucky Derby winner, collapses & dies
June 19Lee Krasner Pollock, US painter, dies at 75
June 19Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, composer, dies at 88
June 20Estelle Winwood, actress (Miracle on 34th Street), dies at 99
June 20Sunny Johnson, actress (Animal House), dies cerebral hemorrhage at 30
June 22Joseph Losey, director (Go-Between, M, Concrete Jungle), dies at 75
June 24William Keighley, dir (Man who came to Dinner), dies of a stroke at 94
June 25Michel Foucault, philosoph (History of Sexuality), dies of AIDs at 57
June 26Carl Foreman, producer, dies of cancer at 69
June 26George H Gallup, pollster (Gallup Poll), dies at 82
June 30Lillian Hellman, playwright, (Little Foxes), dies at 79
July 02Ramiro Cortes, composer, dies at 50
July 03Raoul Salan, French general/OAS leader (Algeria), dies at 85
July 07Flora Robson, actress (Great Day, Frieda), dies in her sleep at 82
July 08Christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges), dies at 73
July 08Franz Fühmann, writer, dies at 62
July 09Randall Thompson, US composer (Trip to Nahant), dies at 85
July 11Karel Mengelberg, composer, dies at 81
July 14Al Schacht, [Clown prince of baseball], baseball player, dies at 91
July 14Kenny Delmar, comedian (School House), dies at 74
July 14Philippe Wynne, US soul singer (I'll Be Around), dies at 43
July 16Billy Williams, singer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 73
July 17J Delos Jewkes, singer/actor (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 89
July 18James Oliver Huberty, shot by police after killing 21 in McDonalds
July 19Carol Eberts Veazie, actress (Maude Endles-Norby), dies at 89
July 19Geert Lubberhuizen, Dutch publisher (Busy Bee), dies at 68
July 20Gail Kubik, US composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), dies at 69
July 20Jim [James] Fixx, jogger/writer (Jim Fixx on Running), dies at 52
July 21Michael Osborne, rock guitarist/vocalist (Axe), dies at 34
July 23Lloyd Gough, actor (Black Bart, Tolsa), dies of aortic aneurism at 77
July 26Ed "Psycho" Gein, mass murderer (Psycho based on him), dies at 78
July 26George Gallup, pioneer of public opinion polls, dies
July 27James Mason, British actor (Lolita), dies of a heart attack at 75
July 27Oswald Jacoby, US contract bridge champion, dies at 81
July 28Bess Flowers, actress (View from Pompey's Head), dies at 85
July 29Fred Waring, orch leader (Fred Waring Show), dies at 84
July 29Woodrow Parfey, actor (Time Express), dies at 61 of a heart attack
July 30Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies
July 31Bill Raisch, one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive), dies at 79
July 31Paul Le Flem, composer, dies at 103
August 04Edmond Ryan, actor (Human Monster), dies at 79 of a heart attack
August 04Mary Miles Minter, actress (Drums of Fate), die at 82 of heart failure
August 04Walter Burke, actor (Jack the Giant Killer), dies at 75 of emphysema
August 05Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
August 05R Hagelstange, writer, dies
August 05Richard Burton, actor (Cleopatra), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 58
August 05Rudolf Hagelstange, German author (Zeit für ein Lächeln), dies at 72
August 07Esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48
August 08Richard Deacon, actor (Mel Cooley-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 62
August 11Alfred A Knopf, US publisher, dies at 91
August 11Percy Mayfield, US singer (Hit the Road Jack), dies at 63
August 13Clyde Cook, actor (Dawn Patrol, Jazz Heaven), dies in his sleep at 92
August 14John Boynton Priestley, English, stagewriter (Magicians), dies at 89
August 14Peter Charles Arthur Wishart, composer, dies at 63
August 14Tigran Petroshan, Russian chess grand master, dies at 55
August 16Gyorgy Kosa, composer, dies at 87
August 17Holly Roffey, youngest heart transplant, dies at 4 weeks
August 22Charles Whittenberg, composer, dies at 57
August 25Truman Capote, author (In Cold Blood), dies at 59
August 25Waite Hoyte, knuckleball pitcher, dies at 84
August 26Julie Stevens, actress (Lorelei-Big Town), dies at 67
August 27Bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street), dies at 69
August 27Billy Sands, actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), dies at 73
September 01Howland Chamberlin, actor (Force of Evil, Pickup), dies at 73
September 03Arthur Schwartz, producer (Inside USA with Chevrolet), dies at 83
September 03Duncan Renaldo, actor (Cisco Kid), dies at 80
September 06E J Andre, actor (Eugene Bullock-Dallas), dies at 74
September 06Ernest Tubb, singer (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 70
September 07Don Tallon, cricketer (great Queensland & Australian keeper), dies
September 07Joe Cronin, shortstop/American League Pres, dies at 77
September 08Frank Lowson, cricketer (England opener 1951-55), dies
September 08Rene Bernier, composer, dies at 79
September 09Walter Kaufmann, composer, dies at 77
September 09Yilmaz Gueney, director (Yol, Arkadas, Baba, Agit), dies at 47
September 11Hilding Hallnas, composer, dies at 81
September 14Janet Gaynor, actress (Sunrise), dies at 77 from a traffic accident
September 15Jack Ikin, cricketer (England opener 1946-55), dies
September 17Richard Basehart, actor (Rage), dies following several strokes at 70
September 19June Preisser, dancer/actress (Babes in Arms), dies in car crash at 61
September 20Steve Goodman, folk singer/guitarist, dies at 36
September 23Anatoly Grigor'yevich Novikov, composer, dies at 87
September 24Neil Hamilton, actor (Com Gordon-Batman), dies of asthma at 85
September 25Walter Pidgeon, actor (Forbidden Planet, Mrs Miniver), dies at 87
September 26Walter Pidgeon, actor (Forbidden Planet), dies of strokes at 87
September 27John Facenda, sportscaster (NFL Action), dies at 72
September 29Marnix Gijsen, [Jan-Al Goris], writer (Lament for Agnes), dies at 85
September 30Ellsworth Bunker, US ambassador (South-Vietnam, dies at 90)
October 01Hansje Toussaint, [Hermina A Schenk), singer/cabaretière, dies at 69
October 01Walter Alston, Baseball manager (LA Dodgers), dies at 72
October 05Leonard Rossiter, actor (2001, Water), dies of a heart attack at 57
October 06George S Simpson, US paleontologist, dies at 82
October 08Frederick Brisson, producer, dies at 71 after a stroke
October 11Khanderao M Rangnekar, cricketer (33 runs at 5 50 for India), dies
October 11Sid Carroll, cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies
October 16Ken Carpenter, TV announcer (Lux Video Theater), dies at 84
October 16Peggy Ann Garner, actress (Ford Theater), dies at 53 of cancer
October 17Alberta Hunter, US blues singer/composer, dies at 89
October 18Florence Rinard, TV panelist (20 Questions), dies at 82
October 18Jon-Erik Hexum, actor (Bear), dies by a gun loaded with blanks at 26
October 19Henri Michaux, writer, dies
October 19Jerzy Popieluszko, Polish priest/dissident, kidnapped & murdered
October 19Jon-Erik Hexum, accidentally shoots himself on set of "Cover Up" at 27
October 21Dalibor Cyril Vackar, composer, dies at 78
October 21François Truffaut, dir (Fahrenheit 451), dies of brain cancer at 52
October 21Indira Gandhi, India PM, killed by her bodyguards
October 22Harold Laurence Walters, composer, dies at 66
October 22Napoleon Whiting, actor (Silas-Big Valley), dies at 75
October 23David Gorcey, actor (Angel's Alley), dies at 63 in a diabetic coma
October 23Oskar Werner, actor (Farenehit 451), dies of a heart attack at 61
October 24Edith Massey, actress (Polyester, Pink Flamingos), dies at 66
October 24Walter Woolf King, actor/TV host (Lights Cameras Action), dies at 85
October 25Pascale Ogier, actress (Ghost Dance), dies of heart attack at 24
October 26John Woods Duke, composer, dies at 85
October 26Laurie Langenbach, author, dies at 37
October 26Sue Randall, actress (Miss Landers-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 49
October 30June Duprez, actress (Calcutta, Tiger Fang), dies at 66
October 30Mario Gallo, actor (Delvecchio), dies at 61
October 31Eduardo De Filippo, director (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), dies at 84
October 31Indira Gandhi, PM of India, assassinated by 2 of her bodyguards at 66
November 01Norman Krasna, author (Dear Ruth), dies of a heart attack at 74
November 02Margie V Barfield, US murderer, 1st woman electricuted in 22 years
November 04Merie Earle, actress (Maude-Waltons), dies of uremic poisoning at 95
November 07George Matthews, actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73 of heart disease
November 08Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, composer, dies at 81
November 10Sudie Bond, actress (Tomorrow), dies at 56 of a respiratory ailment
November 11Martin Luther King Sr, US vicar/father of MLK Jr, dies at 84
November 13Dorothy Arnold, actress (House of Fear, Phantom Creeps), dies at 66
November 13ML de Braauw, esquire/DS'70-minister of Wetenschapsbeleid, dies at 59
November 14George Matthews, Bkln NY, actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73
November 15Baby Fae, who received a baboon's heart, dies at 3 weeks
November 17Jan Novak, composer, dies at 63
November 19George D Aiken, (Sen-R-Vt, 1941-75), dies at 92
November 20Alexander Moyzes, composer, dies at 78
November 27Percy Norris, deputy high commissioner of India, shot dead
November 28Hans Speidel, German gen/NATO-supreme commander (1957-64), dies at 87
December 03Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidents advisor, dies at 72
December 04John Rock, US co-developer of anti-conceptiepil, dies at 94
December 06Ruth Cummings, actress (Daybreak, Dream of Love), dies at 90
December 07Jeanne Cagney, actress (Quicksand, Kentucky Rifle), dies at 65
December 08Luther Adler, actor (Dr Bernard Altman-The Psychiatrist), dies at 81
December 11George Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90
December 14Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish poet (Historia del corazón), dies at 86
December 15Avon Long, actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies at 74
December 15Jan Peerce, [Perelmuth], operatic tenor, dies at 80 following a stroke
December 19Michel Magne, composer, dies at 54
December 24Ian Hendry, actor (Assassin, Get Carter, Repulsion), dies at 53
December 24Peter Lawford, actor (Thin Man), dies of cardiac arrest at 61
December 28Sam Peckinpah, director, dies of cardiac arrest at 59
December 29Leo Robin, lyricist, dies of heart failure at 84