Famous Deaths for Year 1997

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 531

Jan 1st - Graham Kersey, cricket wicket keeper, dies in car crash
Jan 1st - Joan Rice, actress (Payroll, Steel Key, Curtain Up), dies at 66
Jan 1st - John Burgess, rugby administrator, dies at 71
Jan 1st - Townes Van Zandt, musician, dies at 52
Jan 1st - Hagood Hardy, Canadian composer and musician (b. 1937)
Jan 2nd - Jim Rodger, sports writer, dies at 75
Jan 2nd - Randy California, [Wolfe], rock guitarist, dies at 45
Jan 3rd - Burton Lane, composer, dies at 84
Jan 4th - Harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87
Jan 5th - Andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72
Jan 6th - Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist, dies at 52
Jan 6th - Litz Pisk, movement teacher, dies at 87
Jan 6th - Vince Williams, actor (Hamp-Guiding Light), dies of cancer at 39
Jan 6th - Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (b. 1912)
Jan 7th - Desmond Flower, publisher, dies at 89
Jan 7th - Sandor Vegh, violinist teacher/conductor, dies at 84
Jan 8th - Carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies at 68
Jan 8th - Jesse White, actor (Maytag repairman), dies at 77
Jan 8th - Joseph George Handy Hendleman, musician, dies at 76
Jan 8th - Melvin Calvin, scientist, dies at 85
Jan 8th - Phyllis Hartnoll, writer/editor, dies at 90
Jan 8th - Ronald William Eastman, cinematogrpaher, dies at 60
Jan 9th - Edward Osobka-Morawski, prime minister of Poland (1945-47), dies
Jan 9th - Junaidu ibn Buhari, scholar, dies at 90
Jan 10th - Alvinio Misciano, Italian tenor, killed in a fall from a window
Jan 10th - Elspeth Josceline Huxley, writer, dies at 96
Jan 10th - George Young, footballer, dies at 74
Jan 10th - Hilary Grover Barratt Brown, conservationist, dies at 71
Jan 11th - Cavan O'Connor, singer, dies at 97
Jan 11th - Duncan Wood, television director/producer, dies at 71
Jan 11th - Helen Foster Snow, writer, dies at 89
Jan 11th - Joshua William Steward, polymath, dies at 83
Jan 11th - Sheldon Leonard, producer/director (Dick Van Dyke), dies at 89
Jan 12th - Charles Huggins, surgeon/medical researcher, dies at 95
Jan 12th - Jean Writer-Edern Hallier, dies at 60
Jan 12th - Jill Summers, actress (Agatha Coronation Street), dies at 86
Jan 13th - William Mills, painter, dies at 74
Jan 14th - King Hu, film director, dies at 64
Jan 14th - Dollard Ménard, French Canadian general (b. 1913)
Jan 15th - Jose Ignacio Domecq, wine maker, dies at 82
Jan 15th - Kenneth Thimann, botanist, dies at 92
Jan 16th - Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist, dies at 76
Jan 16th - Ennis Cosby, son of Bill Cosby, murdered on LA highway at 29
Jan 16th - Jim Kensil, NFL president (NY Jets), dies of heart failure at 66
Jan 16th - Stephen Fitz-Simon, entrepreneur, dies at 59
Jan 17th - Andrea Fisher, artist, dies at 21
Jan 17th - Asfa Wossen, [Amha Selassie], crown emperor of Ethiopia in exile, dies
Jan 17th - Clyde William Tombaugh, discoverer (Pluto), dies at 90
Jan 17th - Bert Kelly, Australian politician (b. 1912)
Jan 18th - Myfanwy Piper, librettist, dies at 85
Jan 18th - Neville Crump, racehorse trainer, dies at 86
Jan 18th - Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass), dies at 55
Jan 19th - Adriana Caseloti, voice (Snow White), dies at 70
Jan 19th - George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher, dies at 88
Jan 19th - James Dickey, poet/novelist, dies at 84
Jan 20th - Curt Flood, centerfielder (Cards), dies of throat cancer at 59
Jan 20th - Edith Haisman, the oldest survivor of Titanic, dies at 100
Jan 20th - Vladimir Yamnikov, owner (Kristall vodka), dies of cirrhosis at 56
Jan 21st - Colonel Tom Parker, manager (Elvis Presley), dies at 87
Jan 21st - Dennis Main Wilson, TV/radio producer, dies at 72
Jan 21st - Michael Duane, educationalist, dies at 81
Jan 22nd - Ian Arthur Hoyle Munro, medical journalist, dies at 73
Jan 22nd - Irwin Levine, composer (Tie a Yellow Ribbon), dies at 58
Jan 22nd - Mollie Panter-Downes, writer, dies at 90
Jan 22nd - Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster, dies at 66
Jan 22nd - Ron Holden, American singer (b. 1939)
Jan 22nd - Billy Mackenzie, Scottish musician (Associates) (b. 1957)
Jan 23rd - Charles Craig, opera singer, dies at 77
Jan 23rd - David Waller, actor (Lady Jane, Perfect Friday, Hannay), dies at 76
Jan 23rd - Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer, dies at 68
Jan 23rd - Laura "Dinky" Patterson, dies bungee jumping at Super Bowl rehearsal at 43
Jan 23rd - Randy Greenawalt, convicted killer, executed by injection at 47
Jan 23rd - Richard Berry, lyricist (Louie Louie), dies at 61
Jan 23rd - Roger John Tayler, astrophysicist, dies at 67
Jan 24th - Callum Alexander MacDonald, historian, dies at 49
Jan 25th - Herbert Eugene Caen, columnist, dies at 80
Jan 25th - Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy), dies of a heart attack at 79
Jan 26th - Margaret Hesse, princess of Hesse/the Rhine, dies at 83
Jan 26th - Sarah Lucas, theatre Administrator, dies at 53
Jan 26th - Jeane Dixon, American astrologer (b. 1904)
Jan 27th - Cecil Lewis, airman/writer, dies at 98
Jan 27th - Matthew Coady, journalist, dies at 73
Jan 27th - Gerald Marks, American songwriter (All of Me) (b. 1900)
Jan 28th - James Colin Ross Welch, journalist, dies at 72
Jan 28th - Pietro Cavallero, bandit, dies at 68
Jan 28th - Vivien Signy, nurse, dies at 80
Jan 29th - Eric Schneider, murderer of 2 teachers, executed in MO at 35
Jan 29th - Louis Pauwels, writer/editor, dies at 76
Jan 29th - Osvaldo Soriano, writer, dies at 54
Jan 31st - Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park), dies at 84
Jan 31st - John Joseph Scanlan, Irish Catholic prelate (b. 1930)
Feb 1st - Herb Caen, columnist, Lung cancer, dies at 80
Feb 1st - Mitchell Goodman, writer, dies at 71
Feb 1st - Peter Morris, historian of France, dies at 50
Feb 1st - Thelma Moss, psychologist, dies at 78
Feb 2nd - Chico Science Francisco Franca, musician, dies at 40
Feb 2nd - Godfrey Baseley, British radio executive, dies at 92
Feb 2nd - Erich Eliskases, Austrian chess player (b. 1913)
Feb 2nd - Sanford Meisner, American actor (b. 1904)
Feb 3rd - Anthony Cuthbert Baines, writer/curator, dies at 84
Feb 3rd - Bohumil Hrabal, writer, dies at 82
Feb 3rd - William Geoffrey Biddle, bomb disposal expert, dies at 79
Feb 4th - James Friell, political cartoonist, dies at 84
Feb 5th - John Richard Patterson, businessman, dies at 51
Feb 5th - Pamela Harriman, US Ambassador (to France), dies of stroke at 76
Feb 7th - Danil Shafran, cellist, dies at 74
Feb 8th - Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher, dies at 57
Feb 9th - Barry Evans, actor (Dr Upton-Dr in the House), dies at 53
Feb 10th - Brian McManus Connolly, musician, dies at 47
Feb 10th - Milton Cato, PM of San Vincent & Grenadines (1979-84), dies
Feb 10th - Matthew Eappen of Newton Massachusetts (b. 1996)
Feb 11th - Don Porter, actor (Gidget), dies at 84
Feb 12th - Nora Beloff, journalist, dies at 78
Feb 12th - Walter Ritchie, sculptor, dies at 77
Feb 13th - Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (b. 1920), Jessica Browne, singer and dancer
Feb 16th - Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American physicist (b. 1912)
Feb 17th - Zein Isa, Palestinian militant imprisoned in the United States for the honor killing of his daughter
Feb 18th - Emily Hahn, writer, dies at 91
Feb 18th - Enrique Peralta Azurdia, milt pres of Guatemala in (1963-66), dies
Feb 18th - Eric William Fenby, musician, dies at 90
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Feb 19th - Leo Rosten, writer/humourist (Joys of Yiddish), dies at 88
Feb 19th - Stanley Pearson, footballer, dies at 76
Feb 20th - Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist (b. 1960)
Feb 21st - Kenneth Rowntree, painter, dies at 81
Feb 21st - Michael Hollings, catholic priest/crusader, dies at 75
Feb 22nd - Austin Andrew Wright, sculptor, dies at 85
Feb 22nd - Frank Launder, director/scriptwriter, dies at 91
Feb 22nd - Joseph Aiuppa, American gangster (b. 1907)
Feb 23rd - Oscar Lewenstein, impressario, dies at 80
Feb 23rd - Tony Williams, jazz musician, dies at 51
Feb 24th - Isabelle Harriet Lucas, actress/singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69
Feb 25th - Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, writer/critic, dies at 71
Feb 25th - Tony Williams, jazz drummer (Miles Davis), dies at 51
Feb 26th - David Doyle, actor (Charlie's Angels), dies at 67
Feb 26th - Giuseppe 'Nuccio' Bertone, car Designer, dies at 82
Mar 3rd - Stanislav Shatalin, Russian economist (500 Days), dies
Mar 4th - Robert H. Dicke, American physicist (b. 1916)
Mar 4th - Carey Loftin, American actor/stuntman (b. 1914)
Mar 5th - Samm Sinclair Baker, American diet author (b. 1909)
Mar 6th - Anthony Hopkins, clinical Neurologist, dies at 59
Mar 6th - Cheddi B Jagan, dentist/founder PPP/Guyanese Premier (1953, 1957-64) dies
Mar 6th - Michael Manley, Jamaican PM (PNP, 1972-80, 89-92), dies
Mar 7th - E. H. Bronner, German-American soap magnate (b. 1908)
Mar 8th - Alexander Salkind, producer (Superman), dies at 75
Mar 9th - Terry Nation, writer (Dr Who, Blake 7) at 66
Mar 9th - The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper shot dead at 24
Mar 10th - La Vern Baker, American singer (b. 1929)
Mar 14th - Fred Zinnemann (director), dies of heart attack at 89
Mar 14th - John Curtis Jr, pres/CEO (Luby's Cafe), commits suicide at 58

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