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Friday, January 8, 2010

Famous Personality Deaths In The Year Of My Birth

January – March

January 1 – Alexis Korner, British blues musician and broadcaster (b. 1928)
January 6 – Ernest Laszlo, Hungarian-American cinematographer (b. 1898)
January 7 – Alfred Kastler, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
January 11 – Jack La Rue, American actor (b. 1902)
January 14 – Ray Kroc, American entrepreneur (b. 1902)
January 20 – Johnny Weissmuller, Austrian-born swimmer and actor (b. 1904)
January 22 – Sir Count Michael Gonzi, Archbishop of Malta and past politician (b. 1885)
February 9 – Yuri Andropov, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (b. 1914)
February 10 – David Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
February 13 – Naomi Uemura, Japanese adventurer (b. 1941)
March 1 – Jackie Coogan, American actor (b. 1914)
March 5 – William Powell, American actor (b. 1892)
March 10 – June Marlowe, American actress (b. 1903)
March 24 – Sam Jaffe, American actor (b. 1891)
March 26 – Ahmed Sékou Touré, president of Guinea (b. 1922)

April – June

April 1 – Marvin Gaye, American singer (b. 1939)
April 8 – Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1894)
April 11 – Edgar V. Saks, Estonian statesman and historian (b. 1910)

April 15 – Tommy Cooper, Welsh comedian and magician (b. 1921)
April 17 – Mark Wayne Clark, American World War II General (b. 1896)
April 20 – Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer (b. 1943)
May 6 – Mary Cain, Mississippi newspaper editor and politician (b. 1904)
May 8 – Lila Wallace, American publisher (b. 1889)
May 16 – Andy Kaufman, American comedian (b. 1949)
May 24 – Vincent J. McMahon, professional wrestling promoter WWF (b. 1914)
June 25 – Michel Foucault, French philosopher (b. 1926)
June 26 – Carl Foreman, American screenwriter (b. 1914)
June 28 – Yigael Yadin, Israeli archeologist, politician and Military Chief of Staff (b. 1917)
June 30 – Henri Fabre, pioneer French aviator & inventor (b. 1882)
June 30 – Lillian Hellman, American playwright (b. 1905)

July – September

July 1 – Moshé Feldenkrais, Ukrainian founder of the Feldenkrais Method (b. 1904)
July 7 – Flora Robson, English actress (b. 1902)
July 8 – Brassaï, Hungarian-born photographer (b. 1899)
July 17 – Karl Wolff, German Nazi SS Officer (b. 1900)
July 24 – Armando Morales Barillas, Nicaraguan guitarist (b. 1936)
July 25 – Big Mama Thornton, American singer (b. 1926)
July 26 – George Gallup, American statistician and opinion pollster (b. 1901)
July 26 – Ed Gein, American serial killer (b. 1906)
August 2 – Quirino Cristiani, Argentine animated film director (b. 1896)
August 5 – Richard Burton, Welsh actor (b. 1925)
August 25 – Truman Capote, American writer (b. 1924)

August 25 – Viktor Chukarin, Russian Olympic gymnast (b. 1921)
August 29 – Mohammed Naguib, 1st President of Egypt (b. 1901)
September 3 – Arthur Schwartz, American composer (b. 1900)
September 14 – Janet Gaynor, American Academy Award-winning actress (b. 1906)
September 24 – Neil Hamilton, American actor (b. 1899)
September 25 – Walter Pidgeon, Canadian actor (b. 1897)

October – December

October 5 – Leonard Rossiter, British actor (b. 1926)
October 14 – Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)
October 20 – Carl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)
October 20 – Paul Dirac, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
October 21 – François Truffaut, French film director (b. 1932)
October 23 – Oskar Werner, Austrian actor (b. 1922)
October 24 – Walter Woolf King, American singer and actor (b. 1899)
October 31 – Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (assassinated) (b. 1917)
November 6 – Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (b. 1929)
November 14 – Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (assassinated) (b. 1916)
November 18 – Mary Hamman, American writer and editor, modern living editor LIFE and editor in chief Bride & Home (b. 1907)
December 11 – Oskar Seidlin, Silesian-born Jewish-American literary scholar (b. 1911)
December 11 – George Waggner, American film director (b. 1894)
December 14 – Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)
December 16 – J. Roderick MacArthur, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1920)
December 20 – Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player (b. 1946)
December 28 – Sam Peckinpah, American film director (b. 1925)
December 29 – Leo Robin, American composer (b. 1900)
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