People Who Died in The Eighties, 1986
January 02Una Merkel, US actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
January 03Jens Bjerre, composer, dies at 82
January 04Christopher Isherwood, British writer (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81
January 04Phil Lynott, rocker (Thin Lizzy), dies of overdose at 34
January 06Louis Lebeer, Dutch art historian, dies at 90
January 07Juan Rulfo, writer, dies
January 07M Rooi, editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily), dies at 79
January 08Yaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984), dies at 84
January 10Joseph Kraft, US columnist, dies at 61
January 12Marcel Arland, French author (L'ordre, Lumière du Soir), dies at 86
January 13Abdel Fattah Ismail, president of South-Yemen (19??-80), murdered
January 14Donna Reed, actress (Donna Reed Show, Dallas), dies of cancer at 64
January 14Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter, dies at 53
January 15James H "Jim" Crowley, US football player (Notre Dame), dies at 83
January 18Claire James, actress (Jack Armstrong), dies
January 23Joseph Beuys, West German avant-garde artist/politician, dies at 64
January 24Gordon MacRae, singer (Oklahoma, Carousel), dies at 64
January 24L[aFayette] Ron[ald] Hubbard, author (Death Quest), dies at 74
January 25Ernst Schnabel, writer, dies at 72
January 25Horace Smith, cricketer (1 Test NZ v Eng 1933, one wkt at 113), dies
January 27L Ron Hubbard, novelist/founder (Church of Scientology), dies at 74
January 27Lilli Palmer, German actress (Boys from Brazil, Kinder), dies at 71
January 28Christa McAuliffe, astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
January 28Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast, dies in Challenger disaster
January 28Francis R Scobee, Wash, USAF/astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
January 28Judith Arlene Resnik, Akron Oh, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
January 28Michael J Smith, Beaufort NC, Cmdr USN, astr, dies in Challenger
January 28Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
January 29Leif Erickson, actor (John-High Chaparral), dies at 74
January 30Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), dies at 74
February 01Alva Myrdal, Swedish Nobel peace prize winner (1982), dies at 84
February 01Dick James, Beatles' music publisher (1962-70), dies in London at 58
February 06William Collier, actor (Up the River, She's My Weakness), dies
February 07Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/lyricist, dies at 81
February 10Brian Aherne, actor (Juarez, My Sister Eileen, Rosie), dies at 83
February 11Frank [Patrick] Herbert, sci-fi author (Dune), dies at 65
February 12Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, composer, dies at 86
February 12Sid Stone, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 82
February 16Howard Da Silva, Cleve Oh, actor (Ben Franklin-1776), dies at 76
February 17Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Kingdom Happiness), dies at 90
February 17Paul Stewart, actor (Opening Night, In Cold Blood, Window), dies
February 19Adolfo Celi, actor (Thunderball), dies at 63
February 19James O Eastland, (Sen-D-Miss), dies at 81
February 19Paul Stewart, actor (Top Secret USA, Deadline), dies at 77
February 20Francisco Paolo Mignone, composer, dies at 88
February 20Jacobus G Rietkerk, Dutch foreign minister (VVD), dies at 58
February 28Sven Olof Palme, Swedish PM (1969-76, 82-86), assassinated at 59
March 02Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian, dies at 56
March 02Zafer Masri, mayor of Nablus, murdered
March 04Henri Knap, Dutch journalist/writer, dies at 75
March 04Richard Manuel, rock vocalist/pianist (Band), commits suicide at 40
March 05Teddy Hoad, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930), dies
March 06Adolph Caesar, actor (Club Paradise, Soldier's Story), dies
March 06Georgia O'Keefe, US painter (Flowers), dies at 98
March 07Jacob K Javits, (Sen-R-NY), dies in Palm Beach, Fla at 81
March 08Hubert Fichte, writer, dies at 50
March 09Ned Calmer, TV host (In the First Person), dies at 78
March 10Ray Milland, actor (Lost Weekend-Acad Award 1945), dies at 81
March 13Alvaro Fayad Delgado, Colombian guerilla leader (M-19), dies
March 14Benno Ammann, composer, dies at 81
March 14Edith Atwater, actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop), dies at 74
March 14Jozef Kresanek, composer, dies at 73
March 14Marlin Perkins, TV host (Wild Kingdom) at 80
March 17Hal Buckley, actor (John Quincy-OK Crackerby), dies at 49
March 18Bernard Malamud, US writer (Fixer, Natural), dies at 71
March 21August de Boodt, Belgian politician, dies at 90
March 22Charles Starrett, actor (Silver Streak, Jungle Bride), dies
March 24Sarah Cunningham, actress (Nurse Andrews-Trapper John MD), dies at 67
March 26Bartlett Robinson, actor (Wendy & Me, Mona McCluskey), dies at 73
March 27Cass Canfield, US publisher, dies at 88
March 28Victor J Lopez, actor (Chuey-Man From Atlantis), dies at 39
March 28Virginia Gilmore, actress (Jennie, Western Union), dies
March 29Harry Ritz, actor (3 Musketeers, On the Avenue), dies at 79
March 30James Cagney, actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies in NY at 86
March 30John Ciardi, US poet/interpreter (Dante), dies at 69
March 31Harry Ritz, comedian/actor (Ritz Brothers), dies at 79
March 31Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 60
March 31O'Kelly Isley, US, singer (Isley Brothers), dies of heart attack at 48
April 03Peter Pears, English tenor (Death in Venice), dies at 75
April 03Richard Manuel, rock pianist/vocalist (Band), dies on 41st birthday
April 04Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter, dies at 87
April 05Colin McCool, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia, 36 wkts), dies
April 05Manly Wade Wellman, sci-fi author (Devil's Planet), dies at 82
April 09Jean Mogin, Belgian poet, dies at 64
April 10Joseph P Addabbo, US defence specialist/(Sen-D), dies at 61
April 13Stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies
April 14Jean Genêt, French, playwright (Lesson Nègres), dies at 75
April 14Simone de Beauvoir, French author (Deuxième Sexe), dies at 86
April 15Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75
April 15Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, cosmonaut, dies at 76
April 15Tim McIntire, actor (Bob Younger-Legend of Jesse James), dies at 42
April 17Bessie Head, writer, dies
April 18Marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder, dies at 94
April 19Alvin Childress, actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 78
April 19Dag Ivar Wiren, composer, dies at 80
April 22Mircea Eliade, writer, dies
April 23Harold Arlen, [Hyman Arluck], US composer, murdered at 81
April 23Jim Laker, cricketer (193 wkts for England at 21 24), dies
April 23Otto Preminger, dir (Advise & Consent, Anatomy of Murder), dies at 79
April 24Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson, (Edward abdicated for her), dies at 89
April 24Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies
April 26Bessie Love, actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87
April 26[William] Broderick Crawford, actor (Highway Patrol), dies at 74
April 29Seamus McElwaine, Irish IRA-terrorist, killed at 25
May 03Robert Alda, actor (Dan Lewis-Supertrain), dies at 72
May 05Jon William Haussermann Jr, composer, dies at 76
May 05Rui Coelho, composer, dies at 94
May 07Gaston Deferre, French politician, dies at 75
May 09Dirk de Vroome, [Red Giant], Limbourg activist, dies at 60
May 09Herschel Bernardi, actor (Lt Jacoby-Peter Gunn, Arnie), dies at 62
May 09Tenzing Norgay, Tibetan climber (Mount Everest 1953), dies at 71
May 12Elisabeth Bergner, dies at 85
May 12Lee Bonnell, dies
May 15Theodore H White, US journalist (Making of Pres, Pulitzer), dies at 71
May 18John Bubbles Sublett, tap dancer (Black & Bubbles), dies at 84
May 20Bernard Naylor, composer, dies at 78
May 20Willem Pée, Belgian linguistic, dies at 83
May 22Martin Gabel, actor (Thief, Marnie), dies at 63
May 23Sterling Hayden, actor (Blue & Gray), dies at 70
May 24Gunnar Björnstrand, actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76
May 24Stephen D Thorne, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, dies in a plane crash at 33
May 24Yakima Canutt, actor/director (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 91
May 25Chester Bowles, US senator/ambassador, dies at 85
May 27Gaston Duribreux, Flemish writer (Sour Dove), dies at 82
May 28Lurene Tuttle, actress (Father of Bride, Julia), dies at 79
May 30Hank Mobley, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 55
June 02Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor/composer (Elegie), dies at 80
June 03Anna Neagle, actress (Courtney Affair)/dancer, dies at 81
June 03Arthur Charles Ernest Hoeree, composer, dies at 89
June 03Patricia Wheel, actress (Christine-Woman to Remember), dies at 42
June 11Robert E Howard, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror), dies at 80
June 12Antoon Breyne, Belgian journalist, dies at 76
June 12Tony Desimone, combo leader (Ernie in Kovacsland), dies at 66
June 13Benny Goodman, clarinetist/bandleader (King of Swing), dies at 77
June 14Alan Jay Lerner, Broadway librettist, dies in NY at 67
June 14Jorge Luis Borges, Arg author (Book of Sand), dies in Geneva at 86
June 14Marlin Perkins, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom), dies at 81
June 15K K Tarapore, cricketer (Test for India 1948), killed by motor-scooter
June 17Jef Keuleers, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 75
June 17Kate Smith, singer (God Bless America), dies in Raleigh NC at 78
June 19Coluche, [Michel Colucci], French comic, dies at 41
June 19Len Bias, 1st pick of Celtics, suffers fatal cocaine-induced seizure
June 19Murray P Haydon, artificial heart recipient, dies in Louisville at 59
June 20Tim Herbert, comedian (Dagmar's Canteen), dies at 71
June 23Nigel Stock, actor (Lost Continent, Young Sherlock Holmes), dies
June 25Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet, dies at 63
June 26Laurie Fishlock, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
June 27Don Rogers, of Cleveland Browns, dies of cocaine poisoning
June 27Edna Mae Cooper, actress (Folly of Vanity, Grounds for Divorce), dies
June 29Ida Mae McKenzie, entertainer, dies
June 29John P East, (Sen-R-NC), dies at 55
June 29Robert Drivas, actor (Our Private World), dies at 47
July 01Roy Poole, actor (Winds of War), dies at 62
July 03Rudy Vallee, singer (Vagabond Dreams), dies at 84
July 04Flor Peeters, Flemish baron/organist/composer, dies at 83
July 09Karl-Heinz Beckurts, West german Siemens manager, murdered
July 09Le Duan, Vietnamese politician, dies at 78
July 14Raymond Loewy, US industrial designer, dies at 92
July 15Benny Rubin, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show), dies at 87
July 15Florence Halop, actress (Florence-Night Court), dies at 63
July 18Stanley Rous, British soccer official, dies at 91
July 20Helen Craig, actress (Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 74
July 21Paulo Correia, Guinee-Bissaus colonel/putschist, executed
July 21Virginia Hewitt, actress (Carol-Space Patrol), dies at 60
July 23Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, composer, dies at 73
July 24Fritz A Lipman, discoverer (co-enzymes, Nobel 1953), dies at 87
July 24Laurie Nash, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies
July 25Theodore H "Ted" Lyons, pitcher (Chic White Sox), dies at 85
July 25Vincente Minnelli, director (Gigi, Goodbye Charlie), dies in LA at 76
July 26Averell Harriman, statesman, dies in Yorktown Heights, NY at 94
July 27Leroy Holmes, orch leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), dies at 72
July 28Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter/sculptor (Iron Tower), dies at 91
July 28Syd Curnow, S African cricketer (168 runs in 7 Tests), dies
July 31Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger, dies at 73
August 01Willem Klein, variety artist, dies at about 73
August 02Roy Marcus Cohn, US lawyer (Joseph McCarthy), dies
August 03Paul [Saul] de Groot, chairman Dutch Communist party, dies at 87
August 03Rupert de Smidt, cricketer (Western Province 1911-13), dies at 102
August 03Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), dies at 41
August 06Emilio Fernandez, director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre), dies at 82
August 06Manfred Hausmann, writer, dies at 87
August 06William J Schroeder, (longest-survivor with permanent artificial)
August 06heart, dies at 54, after 620 days with Jarvik VII man-made pump)
August 09Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist, dies at 77
August 13Helen Mack, actress (Son of Kong, Milky Way), dies
August 16John Hurley, song writer (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45
August 19Hermione Baddeley, actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude), dies at 79
August 19Jacob A W Burger, chairman (Dutch soc-dem party), dies at 81
August 19Lorenzo Tucker, actor (Black King), dies
August 20Donn Bennett, TV host (The Big Idea), dies at 76
August 20Thad Jones, jazz trumpeter, dies of cancer at 63
August 20Walter Brooke, actor (DA Scanlon-Green Hornet), dies at 71
August 23Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80
August 25Allen Case, actor (Deputy, Legend of Jesse James), dies at 51
August 26Jennifer Levin, strangled by Robert Chambers in Central Park
August 26Ted Knight, [Tadeus Konopka], actor (Mary Tyler Moore), dies at 62
August 29Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indies 1933-35, "chinaman"), dies
August 30Otto Mortensen, composer, dies at 79
August 31Henry Moore, English sculptor/cartoonist, dies at 88
August 31Urho K Kekkonen, premier/president of Finland, dies at 85
September 01Murray Hamilton, actor (Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 63
September 06Blanche Sweet, US actress (DW Griffith movies), dies at 90
September 07Ruth Polsky, record promoter, dies after being run over by a cab at 30
September 07Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer, dies at 83
September 12Frank Nelson, actor (Ralph-I Love Lucy, Jack Benny Show), dies at 75
September 12Jacques-Henri Lartigue, French photographer, dies at 92
September 15Virginia Gregg, actress (Little Women), dies at 69
September 17Patricia Phoenix, English actress (Coronation Street), dies at 62
September 19Vivian Duncan, entertainer (Duncan Sisters), dies
September 21Pierre Wigny, Belg minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61), dies at 81
September 25Ben Sajet, physician/politician, dies at 99
September 27Cliff Burton, rock bassist (Metallica), dies in bus crash at 24
September 28Carmen DeRue, entertainer, dies
September 28Robert Helpmann, actor (Second Time Lucky, Patrick), dies at 77
September 29Betty Kean, actress (Amy Tucker-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69
October 05Hall B Wallis, US movie production (Barefoot in Park), dies at 87
October 11Norm Cash, 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), dies at 51
October 14[Francis XA] Keenan Wynn, US actor (Dr Strangelove), dies at 70
October 16Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist, dies at 65
October 16C Wttewaall van Stoetwegen, CHU Member of Dutch parliament, dies at 85
October 19Moses Asch, record founder (Folkways), dies at 81
October 20Samora Machel, president of Mozambique, dies in air crash at 53
October 22Albert Szent-Györgyi, bio-chemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937), dies at 93
October 22Ivor Francis, actor (Dusty's Trail), dies at 68
October 22Jane Dornnacker, WNBC-AM NYC helicopter traffic reporter, dies doing
October 22a live traffic report as her copter crashes
October 23Edward A Doisy Sr, discoverer of vitamin K (Nobel 1943), dies at 92
October 23Lino Ventura, actor (French Detective, Slap, Jig-Saw), dies at 67
October 25Forrest Tucker, actor (O'Rourke-F Troop, Dusty Trail), dies at 67
October 28Margaretha "Marga" Klompé, Dutch 1st female minister (CRM), dies at 74
October 29Sem Presser, Dutch press photographer, dies at 68
October 30Andrzej Markowski, composer, dies at 62
October 31Robert S Mulliken, US physicist (Nobel 1966), dies at 90
November 01Paul Frees, animation voice (Bullwinkle), dies at 66
November 01Sippie Wallace, blues singer, dies at 88
November 02Paul Frees, cartoon voice (Boris Badenov), dies at 66
November 03Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, jazz saxophonist, dies at 65
November 08Beatrice Kay, singer/actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & the Col), dies at 78
November 11Roger C Carmel, actor (Mudd-Star Trek, Mothers-in-Law), dies at 54
November 13Rolando Olalia, Philippines worker's union leader, murdered
November 13Rudolf Schock, German opera/operetta singer, dies at 71
November 15Alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), dies at 89
November 16Siobhan McKenna, actress (Dr Zhivago, Hungry Hill), dies at 63
November 17Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71
November 17Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered
November 21Jerry Colonna, actor (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 82
November 22Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician, dies at 73
November 22Robert Sutton Whitney, composer, dies at 82
November 22Scatman Crothers, actor (Shining, Zapped), dies at 76
November 26Betico Croes, Arubian politician, dies in an accident at 48
November 26Scatman Crothers, singer/actor (Shining, Chico & The Man), dies at 76
November 27Steve Tracy, actor (Percival-Little House on Praire), dies at 61
November 28Herb Vigran, actor (Ernest-Ed Wynn Show), dies at 76
November 28Louis van Lint, Belgian painter, dies at 76
November 29Cary Grant, actor (Charades), dies in Davenport Iowa at 82
November 29Herb Vigran, actor (Vampire, Mark of Vampire), dies
November 30Cary Grant, Brit/US actor (Awful Truth, Charade, Father Goose), dies
December 01Horace Heidt, orch leader (Swift Show Wagon), dies at 85
December 01Robert L "Bobby" Layne, football player (Detroit Lions), dies at 59
December 01[Irving] Lee Dorsey, [Kid Chocolate], US boxer/singer, dies at 59
December 02Desi Arnaz, actor (Ricky Ricardo-I Love Lucy), dies at 69 of cancer
December 02Lee Dorsey, R&B singer, dies at 59
December 04Reuben Nakian, US sculptor, dies at 89
December 05Carmol Taylor, country songwriter, dies at 53 of cancer
December 06Malik Oussekine, Algerian/French student, killed by police at 22
December 10Kate Wolf, folksinger (Back Roads), dies of leukemia at 44
December 10Susan Cabot-Roman, actress (Sorority Girl, Carnival Rock), dies
December 11Paul Keenan, actor (Summer Fantasy), dies at 30
December 13Heather Angel, actress (Lifeboat, Daniel Boone), dies at 77
December 17Ron Kass, record co pres (MGM), dies at 52 of cancer
December 18Mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies
December 22Celius Dougherty, composer, dies at 84
December 24Gardner F[rancis] Fox, author (Kothar-Barbarian Swordsman), dies at 75
December 26Elsa Lanchester, actress (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 84
December 27Cliff Burton, bass player (Metallica), dies in a bus crash at 24
December 27Lars-Eric Vilner Larsson, composer, dies at 78
December 28Andrei Tarkovsky, dies
December 28Louis van Lint, Belgian painter, dies at 77
December 29Andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Stalker), dies at 54
December 29John Antill, composer, dies at 82
December 29[Maurice] Harold MacMillan, PM of Great-Britain (1957-63), dies at 92
December 30Jiri Jaroch, composer, dies at 66
December 31Lester Albert Trimble, composer, dies at 63
December 31Lloyd Haynes, actor (Pete Dixon-Room 222), dies at 54