Famous Deaths for Year 1976

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 328

Jan 3rd - Mal Evans, Beatles' roadie, dies
Jan 3rd - Mateusz Glinski, composer, dies at 83
Jan 3rd - Michael V Love, US test pilot (X-24), dies in F-4 crash at 37
Jan 4th - Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84
Jan 5th - Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84
Jan 5th - John A. Costello, Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891)
Jan 8th - Chou En-lai, China's PM (1949-76), dies of cancer in Beijing at 78
Jan 8th - Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)
Jan 8th - Robert Forgan, British fascist (b. 1891)
Jan 10th - Chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65
Jan 10th - Howlin' Wolf, singer/guitarist, dies following brain surgery at 65
Jan 11th - Mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies
Jan 12th - Agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85
Jan 13th - Margaret Leighton, Brit actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53
Jan 14th - Margaret Leighton, actress (Best Man, Go-Between), dies at 53
Jan 14th - Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77), dies at 53
Jan 17th - Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in auto-accident
Jan 18th - Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes, Sparta), dies in crash [or 1/17]
Jan 18th - Sonia Dresdel, actor (Fallen Idol, Secret Tent), dies at 67
Novelist Agatha ChristieNovelist Agatha Christie (Jan 12th) Jan 19th - Kevin Coughlin, actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30
Jan 19th - Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (b. 1886)
Jan 23rd - Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 44
Jan 23rd - Paul Robeson, athlete/lawyer/singer, dies in Philadelphia at 77
Jan 23rd - Paul Dupuis, French Canadian film and television actor (b. 1913)
Jan 26th - João Branco Núncio, Portuguese Bullfighter (b. 1901)
Jan 28th - Chris Kenner, rocker (I Like it Like That), dies
Jan 29th - Michael Gwynn, actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies at 59
Jan 30th - Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller, SF Blues Great, dies at 80
Jan 30th - Mance Lipscomb, rocker, dies at 80
Jan 30th - Percy Tyson "Plum" Lewis, cricketer (pair in only Test for S Af), dies
Jan 31st - Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (b. 1941)
Feb 1st - Edgar Pangborn, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
Feb 1st - Werner C Heisenberg, physicist (Nobel 1932, field theory), dies at 74
Feb 1st - George Whipple, American scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1878)
Feb 2nd - Harry Elliott, England cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests 1927-34), dies
Feb 2nd - Johan[nes A] Kaart, Dutch actor (My Fair Lady), dies at 78
Feb 2nd - Maurice Jacobson, composer, dies at 80
Feb 3rd - Neville Lindsay, cricketer (S Afr batsman in Test v Aust 1921), dies
Feb 5th - Roger Livesey, actor (Drum, Vice Versa, Col Blimp), dies at 69
Feb 5th - Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
Feb 6th - Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist (Charlie Brown TV specials), dies at 43
Feb 9th - Percy Faith, Canadian musician (b. 1908)
Feb 11th - Alice Allen, actress (Call of the Hills), dies
Feb 11th - Charlie Naughton, actor (Frozen Limits), dies at 89
Feb 11th - Lee J Cobb, actor (12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), dies at 64
Feb 11th - Alexander Lippisch, German scientist (b. 1894)
Feb 11th - Frank Arnau, German writer (b. 1894)
Feb 12th - James Clifton Williams, composer (Sinfonians), dies at 52
Feb 12th - Sal Mineo, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at 37
Feb 13th - General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup
Feb 13th - Lily Pons, French/US soprano/opera diva (Met Opera), dies at 71
Feb 17th - Jean Servais, Belgian actor (Every Man is My Enemy), dies at 65
Feb 17th - Johan[nes A] Card, actor/stage manager (My Fair Lady), dies at 78
Feb 18th - Anton Betzner, writer, dies at 81
Feb 18th - Eddie Dowling, composer (Anywhere USA), dies at 81
Feb 18th - Joseph Henabery, actor/director (Cobra), dies at 88
Feb 20th - Kathryn Kuhlman, religious leader/faith healer, dies
Feb 21st - Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies at 32
Feb 21st - Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Meet Corliss Archer), dies at 74
Feb 22nd - Angela Baddeley, actress (Speckled Band), dies at 71
Feb 22nd - Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies of a heart attack at 32
Feb 22nd - Michael Polany, Hungarians/English chemist/sociologist, dies at 84
Feb 23rd - Fuzzy Knight, actor (Gun Town, Ragtime Cowboy Joe), dies at 74
Feb 23rd - L S Lowry, painter, dies
Feb 23rd - LS Lowry, English artist dies (b. 1887)
Feb 24th - Charles Wilfred Orr, composer, dies at 82
Feb 24th - H Allen Smith, TV host (Armchair Detective), dies at 69
Feb 24th - Julian Rivero, actor (Via Pony Express), dies at 85
Mar 1st - Jean Martinon, French conductor/composer, dies at 66
Mar 3rd - Alfred Sendrey, composer, dies at 92
Mar 4th - Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (b. 1886)
Mar 6th - "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, leight heavy weight boxing champ (1930-34), dies at 71
Mar 7th - Erwin Kroll, composer, dies at 90
Mar 7th - Wright Patman, American politician (b. 1893)
Mar 8th - Alfons Rebane, Estonian military commander (b. 1908)
Mar 13th - Willy Alfredo, [Willem Jue], Dutch comedian/poet, dies at 77
Mar 14th - Alberta Franklin, silent screen actress, dies at 79
Mar 14th - Busby Berkeley, US choreographer/dir (Strike Up the Band), dies at 80
Mar 14th - Martha Saalfeldt, writer, dies
Mar 17th - Luchino Visconti di Modrone, It director (Terra Diaeresis), dies at 69
Mar 18th - James McCartney, father of Paul McCartney, dies at 73
Mar 18th - Robert de Roos, composer, dies at 69
Mar 18th - Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (b. 1893)
Mar 19th - George Sklavos, composer, dies at 87
Mar 19th - Paul Kossoff, rock guitarist (Free), dies of heart failure at 25
Mar 19th - Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (b. 1889)
Mar 20th - Michael Goodliffe, actor (Gorgon, 7th Dawn, Way Out), dies at 61
Mar 24th - Bernard L Montgomery, British General, defeated Rommel, dies at 88
Mar 24th - Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), dies at 66
Mar 24th - Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British Field Marshal, Alton, Hampshire
Mar 26th - Richard Arlen, actor (Apache Uprising, Wings), dies at 75
Mar 26th - Josef Albers, German artist (b. 1888)
Mar 26th - Lin Yutang, Chinese writer (b. 1895)
Mar 30th - Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, actress (Hostage Rights), dies at 99
Mar 31st - Paul Strand, American photographer (b. 1890)
Apr 1st - Freddie Lennon, father of John Lennon (Beatles), dies at 63
Apr 1st - Max Ernst, German/French surrealist painter/sculptor, dies at 85
Apr 1st - Miroslav Ponc, composer, dies at 73
Apr 1st - S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal, dies at 75
Apr 2nd - Ray Teal, actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza), dies at 74
Apr 3rd - Maurice Johnstone, composer, dies at 75
Apr 4th - Harry Nyquist, Swedish contributor to information theory (b. 1889)
Apr 5th - Howard Hughes, reclusive billionaire, dies at 72
Apr 5th - Wilder Penfield, Canadian surgeon (b. 1891)
Apr 6th - Ruth P Thomson, writer, dies
Apr 6th - Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)
Apr 7th - Mary Margaret McBride, TV hostess (Mary Margaret McBride), dies at 76
Apr 8th - Phil Ochs, rock producer (Joe Hill), dies at 35
Apr 9th - Akio Yashiro, composer, dies at 46
Apr 9th - Phil Ochs, singer (Draft Dodger Rag), commits suicide at 35
Apr 11th - Liam Dunn, dies a 59
Apr 12th - Paul Ford, actor (Phil Silvers Show), dies at 74
Apr 14th - Maude Prickett, actress (Rosie-Hazel), dies at 60
Apr 14th - José Revueltas, Mexican writer (b. 1914)
Apr 15th - Gerald Smith, antisemite/catholic (Natl Christian Crusade), dies at 78
Apr 17th - Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85
Apr 17th - Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
Apr 18th - Percy Julian, holder of more than 138 chemical patents, dies at 78
Apr 18th - Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (b. 1911)
Apr 22nd - Frutuoso de Lima Viana, composer, dies at 79
Apr 23rd - James Flavin, actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 69
Apr 23rd - Ronald Radd, actor (King Lear, Up Jumped a Swagman), dies at 47
Apr 23rd - Shimen Ruskin, actor (Meyer-Corner Bar), dies at 68
Apr 24th - Mark Tobey, US abstract painter, (Broadway Norm), dies at 85
Apr 25th - Carol Reed, director (Agony & Ecstasy), dies
Apr 25th - Margaret Bannerman, actress (Great Defender), dies at 79
Apr 26th - Allan Jackson, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60
Apr 26th - Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45
Apr 26th - Sid James, South African-born British comedian, dies at 62
Apr 28th - Eugen Roth, writer, dies at 81
Apr 29th - Wilhelm Maler, composer, dies at 73
Apr 30th - Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer, dies at 51
May 1st - Rex O'Malley, actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight, Thief), dies at 75
May 1st - Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (b. 1939)
May 1st - T.R.M. Howard, civil rights leader, entrepreneur, surgeon (b. 1908)
May 3rd - David Bruce, dies at 62
May 3rd - Ernie Nevers, college fullback (Stanford), dies at 72
May 5th - Thomas Burnett Swann, sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur), dies at 47
May 6th - Karel M J F Cruysberghs, Flemish author (On the Pulpit), dies at 85
May 8th - Alan Baxter, dies at 67
May 8th - Ulrike Meinhof, lead Germany Red Army Faction, dies
May 9th - Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer, dies at 74
May 9th - Valentino Bucchi, composer, dies at 59
May 9th - Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (b. 1920)
May 10th - George Curzon, dies at 77
May 10th - Elias Aslaksen, Leader of Smith's Friends (b. 1888)
May 11th - Alvar Aalto, architect (Finlandia House), dies at 78
May 11th - Camille Schmit, composer, dies at 68
May 11th - J Anaya, Bolivian military/ambassador to France, murdered
May 14th - Keith Relf, rock vocalist (Yardbirds), electrocuted at 33

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