Famous Deaths for Year 1962

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 206

Jan 1st - Diego Martínez Barrio, Spanish president (1939), dies at 76
Jan 4th - Hans Lammers, German SS officer (b. 1879)
Jan 6th - Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter (France, N Africa), dies at 57
Jan 9th - LeRoy B Shield, US pianist/composer (Union Pacific Suite), dies at 68
Jan 12th - Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), killed in auto crash at 42
Jan 12th - Richard de Guide, composer, dies at 52
Jan 12th - Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist (b. 1869)
Jan 13th - Ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42
Jan 15th - Kenneth MacKenna, actor (Men Without Women), dies of cancer at 62
Jan 16th - Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77
Jan 16th - Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor (b. 1883)
Jan 16th - Frank Hurley, Australian photographer (b. 1885)
Jan 17th - Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56
Jan 18th - Raymond Moulaert, composer, dies at 86
Jan 19th - Snub Pollard, actor (Limelight, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72
Jan 20th - Robinson Jeffers, poet/playwright (Dear Judas), dies at 75
Jan 21st - Andre Lhote, French painter/art historian, dies at 76
Jan 24th - Tom Shirley, actor/TV announcer (They're Off), dies at 62
Jan 24th - Stanley Lord, captain of the SS Californian the night of the Titanic disaster (b. 1877)
NYC Gangster Charles NYC Gangster Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Jan 26th) Jan 26th - Charles "Lucky" Luciano, NYC Mafia gangster, dies of a heart attack at 65
Jan 26th - Fran Lhotka, composer, dies at 78
Jan 29th - Fritz Kreisler, Austria/US violinist/composer, dies at 86
Jan 30th - Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (b. 1894)
Feb 3rd - Werner Bock, writer, dies
Feb 5th - Jacques Ibert, French composer (Escales), dies at 71
Feb 7th - Arthur Carr, cricketer (11 Tests for Eng 22-29), dies shovelling snow
Feb 7th - Clara Nordström, German writer and translator (b. 1886)
Feb 10th - Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter/graphic artist, dies at 83
Feb 15th - Vladimir Sokoloff, actor (Road to Morocco, Cloak & Dagger), dies at 72
Feb 17th - Bruno Walter, symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), dies at 85
Feb 17th - Joseph Kearns, actor (George-Dennis the Menace), dies at 55
Feb 19th - Albert Israel Elkus, composer, dies at 77
Feb 19th - Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek doctor, inventor of the Pap smear (b. 1883)
Feb 20th - Halliwell Hobbes, dies at 64
Feb 25th - Wilhelm Pessler, German sociologist, dies at 81
Feb 26th - Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, composer, dies at 83
Feb 27th - Willie Best, actor (Charlie-My Little Margie), dies at 45
Feb 28th - Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
Mar 1st - Roscoe Ates, actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass), dies at 70
Mar 2nd - Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (b. 1866)
Mar 4th - Cairine R Wilson, 1st Canadian female senator (appointed), dies at 77
Mar 4th - George Mogridge, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1889)
Mar 5th - Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic, dies at 82
Mar 5th - Otakar Jeremias, composer, dies at 69
Mar 6th - Rezso Kokai, composer, dies at 56
Mar 9th - Howard Engstrom, Boston, a designer of Univac computer, dies at 59
Mar 11th - Will Vesper, German author (Tristan und Isolde), dies at 79
Mar 15th - Sam Wren, actor (Wren's Nest), dies at 64
Mar 16th - John Owen Jones, composer, dies at 85
Mar 17th - Frank Orth, actor (Boston Blackie, The Brothers), dies at 82
Mar 18th - Walter W. Bacon, Governor of Delaware (b. 1880)
Mar 20th - C Wright Mills, US sociologist (Power Elite), dies at 45
Mar 20th - Andrew Ellicott Douglass, American inventor of dendrochronology (tree-ring dating) dies at 94
Mar 22nd - Aura Abranches, Port actress (Lisboa, O Primo Basilio), dies at 65
Mar 23rd - Josephus RH van Schaik, lawyer/vice-premier of Neth, dies at 80
Mar 23rd - Val Paul, producer (F-Man), dies at 73
Mar 24th - Jean Goldkette, Greek-born musician (b. 1899)
Mar 25th - Auguste Piccard, Swiss explorer/balloonist, dies at 78
Mar 26th - Marjorie Colton, inventor of wax paper, dies at 64
Mar 26th - Augusta Savage, African-American sculptor and equal rights advocate dies aged 72
Mar 28th - Hugo Wast, Argentine writer (b. 1883)
Apr 3rd - Benny "Kid" Paret, US welterweight boxer, dies after fight, at 24
Apr 3rd - Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer, dies at 78
Apr 4th - James Hanratty, executed at Bedford Prison, England, for the murder of Michael Gregsten (b. 1936)
Apr 6th - J C Heldring, Dutch businessman, dies at 74
Apr 9th - Juan Belmonte, famed bullfighter, dies at 70
Apr 10th - Stuart Sutcliffe, bassist (Beatles), dies of brain hemorrhage at 21
Apr 10th - Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (b. 1886)
Apr 12th - Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, Indian politician and engineer (b. 1861)
Apr 12th - Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1923)
Apr 13th - Culbert Olson, American politician (b. 1876)
Apr 15th - Clara Blandick, committed suicide at 80
Apr 15th - Esther Minciotti, dies at 74
Apr 15th - Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (b. 1911)
Apr 17th - Louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66
Apr 20th - Arthur Harmat, composer, dies at 76
Apr 20th - Jesse G Vincent, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine, dies at 82
Apr 21st - Frederick Handley Page, designer of 1st big airplane (40 seats), dies
Apr 22nd - Solomon Pimsleur, composer, dies at 61
Apr 22nd - Vera Reynolds, actress (Dragnet Patrol, Lawless Woman), dies at 62
Apr 27th - A. K. Fazlul Huq, Bengali statesman (b. 1873)
May 5th - Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies
May 7th - Jimmy Conlin, dies at 77
May 12th - Dick Calkins, co-author (Buck Rogers), dies at 67
May 13th - Frank Jenks, actor (Colonel Flack), dies of cancer at 60
May 13th - Franz Jozef Kline, US expressionist painter, dies at 51
May 13th - H Trendley Dean, doctor (introduced fluoridation into water)
May 14th - Florence Auer, American actress (b. 1880)
May 19th - Gabriele Münter, German expressionist painter
May 31st - Adolf Eichmann, Nazi war criminal, hanged at Ramie Prison in Israel at 56
May 31st - Eduardo Toldra, composer, dies at 67
May 31st - Henry Fountain Ashurst, American politician (b. 1874)
Jun 2nd - Franc S Finzgar, Slovic writer (Service Girls), dies
Jun 2nd - V Sackville-West, writer, dies at 70
Jun 4th - William Beebe, US biologist/explorer, dies at 84
Jun 4th - Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (b. 1882)
Jun 6th - Guinn Williams, actor (Big Boy-Circus Boy), dies of poisoning at 63
Jun 6th - Yves Klein, French sculptor/painter, dies at 34
Jun 9th - Henry Kendall, actor (Shadow, Romance & Riches), dies at 65
Jun 12th - John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
Jun 13th - Eugene Goossens, British composer (Perseus), dies at 69
Jun 14th - Anna Sleasers, first Boston Strangler victim
Jun 14th - Mykhaylo Verikivsky, composer, dies at 65
Jun 15th - Alfred Cortot, French pianist, dies at 84
Jun 18th - Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor/composer (Bruckner), dies at 82
Jun 19th - Frank Borzage, US, director (7th Heaven, Strange Cargo), dies at 69
Jun 24th - Lucile Watson, actress (Great Lie, Model Wife, Florian), dies at 83
Jun 25th - Ephraim Lisitsky, Hebrew poet, dies
Jun 27th - Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (b. 1904)
Jun 28th - Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher, dies at 59
Jun 30th - Caspar Neher, German set designer/librettist, dies at 65
Jul 4th - Rex Bell, actor/lt-gov (Nevada), dies of heart attack at 56
Author and Nobel Laureate William FaulknerAuthor and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner (Jul 6th) Jul 6th - William Faulkner, US author (Nobel 1949), dies at 64
Jul 6th - Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal (b. 1872)
Jul 6th - Georg, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1899)
Jul 8th - Georges Bataille, French writer and philosopher (b. 1897)
Jul 9th - Louis A van Gasteren, Dutch actor (Willem van Oranje), dies at 74
Jul 12th - Roger Wolfe Kahn, American band leader (b. 1907)
Jul 16th - Jan M Romein, historian (Breaking of Two Ages), dies
Jul 20th - Andre Renard, Belgium worker's union leader (MSU), dies at 51
Jul 20th - George MacAulay Trevelyan, English royal historian, dies at 86
Jul 24th - Victor Moore, comedian, dies of heart attack at 86
Jul 25th - Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian jurist and Chief Justice (b. 1879)
Jul 27th - Edward Godfrey Richard Aldington, novelist/biographer, dies
Jul 27th - Richard Adlington, writer, dies at 70
Jul 27th - James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (b. 1895)
Jul 27th - Conrad Elvehjem, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin), dies at 61
Jul 30th - Myron McCormick, actor (China Girl, Jigsaw), dies of cancer at 54
Aug 1st - Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62
Actress Marilyn MonroeActress Marilyn Monroe (Aug 5th) Aug 5th - Marilyn Monroe, found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug overdose at 36
Aug 7th - Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49
Aug 9th - Hermann Hesse, German/Swiss poet/author (Nobel 1946), dies at 85
Aug 10th - Ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60
Aug 15th - Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary (b. 1940)
Aug 17th - Peter Fechter trying to cross the Berlin Wall (b. 1944)
Aug 18th - Cleo Ridgely, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama), dies at 68
Aug 19th - Kerstin Hesselgren, 1st woman in Swedish parliament, dies at 90
Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann HesseNobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse (Aug 9th) Aug 23rd - Hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70
Aug 23rd - Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), dies at 47
Aug 23rd - Walter Anderson, German folklorist (b. 1885)
Aug 24th - Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74
Aug 27th - Carlos Lavin, composer, dies at 79
Sep 2nd - William Wilkerson, Founder of the Hollywood Reporter, The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and nightclubs such as Ciro's (b. 1890)
Sep 3rd - Anton Mauve, Dutch painter, dies at 63
Sep 3rd - e[dward] e cummings, US poet (Tulips & Chimneys), dies at 67
Sep 6th - Hanns Eisler, composer (N Vietnam/E German Natl Anthem), dies at 64
Sep 6th - Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (b. 1892)
Sep 7th - Karen Blixen-Finecke, baroness/writer (Out of Africa), dies at 77
Sep 7th - Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (b. 1892)
Sep 7th - Isak Dinesen, Danish author (b. 1885)

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