Obituaries of the Seventies, 1970

This is a list of people who died during 1970. Exact dates are listed when known.

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January 02Piotr Rytel, composer, dies at 85
January 05Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
January 05Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87
January 05Roberto Gerhard, composer, dies at 73
January 07Robert [Harriot] Barrat, actor (Bad Lands, Go West), dies at 81
January 08Jani Christou, composer, dies on 44th birthday
January 10Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II), dies at 44
January 12Blanche Stuart Scott, US pilot, dies at 84
January 14John J "Johnny" Murphy, US baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 61
January 16Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61
January 17Billy Stewart, singer (I Do Love You), dies in auto-accident at 32
January 18David O McKay, 9th Mormon president, dies at 96
January 19Albert M„hll, German writer, dies at 76
January 19Hal March, actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49
January 24James "Shep" Shepherd, rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death
January 25Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st black female DA in NY, dies at 70
January 25Marie Benavente, actress (Paradise), dies at 84
January 27Ed Ford, comedian (Can You Top This?), dies at 72
January 27Probir Sen, cricket (20 catch & 11 stumpings, 14 Tests for Ind), dies
January 28Tommy Andrews (Aust) 16 Tests 1921-26, cricketer (592 runs), dies
January 29Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian, dies at 74
January 30Malcolm Keen, English actor (Uncle Chris-Mama), dies at 82
January 31Slim Harpo, [James Moore], rocker, dies at 28
February 01Blaz Arnic, composer, dies at 69
February 02Bertrand Russell, philosopher, British MP, dies in Merioneth at 97
February 02Jaroslav Vogel, composer, dies at 76
February 06Roscoe Karns, actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey), dies at 78
February 11Emil Abranyi, composer, dies at 87
February 12Andre Souris, composer, dies at 79
February 13Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (28 Tests for Engld, ct 60 stp 12), dies
February 17Agnon, [SJ Czaczkes], Hebrew writer (Nobel 1966), dies at 81
February 17Alfred Newman, US composer, dies at 69
February 17Schmuel J Agnon, novelist (Nobel 1966), dies
February 18Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian, dies at 94
February 19Ralph Edward Flanders, (Sen-VT), dies at 89
February 20Albert Louis Wolff, composer, dies at 86
February 24Conrad Nagel, actor (Celebrity Time), dies at 73
February 25Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist (Green on Blue), dies at 66
February 26Ethel Leginska, composer, dies at 83
February 27Robert Bruce Lockhart, diplomat/writer, dies
March 01Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Na jaren), dies at 59
March 06William Hopper, actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason), dies at 55
March 11Erle Stanley Gardner, US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80
March 13Rick Besoyan, composer, dies at 45
March 15Josef Martin Bauer, writer, dies at 68
March 15Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72
March 16Arthur Adamov, Russian/French playwright, dies at 61
March 16Tammi Terrell, singer (You're All I Need), dies of brain tumor at 24
March 17Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Chaud et Frois), dies at 83
March 21Marlen Haushofer, writer, dies at 49
March 31Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WW II), dies at 75
April 04Byron Foulger, actor (Capt Nice, Petticoat Junction), dies at 70
April 05Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor, dies at 78
April 07Josina Machel, wife of Mozambique's 1st pres Samora Machel, dies
April 08Marie V Felix, Prince of Luxemburg, dies
April 10Charles Paton, dies at 96
April 11Cathy O'Donnell, dies at 66
April 11John H O'Hara, US journalist (Pal Joey, Rage to Live), dies at 65
April 16P‚ter Veres, Hungarian minister of defense/writer, dies at 73
April 16Richard J Neutra, Aust/US architect (Who Bought America?), dies at 78
April 17Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92
April 23Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show), dies at 51
April 25Anita Louise, actress (Gorilla, Anthony Adverse), dies at about 55
April 26Gypsy Rose Lee, stripper/actress (Pruitts of S Hampton), dies at 56
April 26John Knittel, writer, dies at 79
April 26Paul Celan, writer, dies at 49 [or May 5]
April 27Arthur Shields, actor (Your Show Time), dies at 73
April 28Ed Begley, actor (Mr Koppel-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69
April 30Hall Johnson, composer, dies at 82
April 30Inger Stevens, actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), commits suicide at 35
April 30Jacob Presser, historian/writer (Doom, Ondergang), dies at 71
May 03Candelario Huizar, composer, dies at 82
May 044 students, at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard
May 07Carlos Estrada, composer, dies at 60
May 09Percy Brier, composer, dies at 84
May 09Walter P Reuther, US worker's union leader/president (CIO), dies
May 12Leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78
May 12Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II), dies at 78
May 14Billie Burke, comedienne (Glinda-Wizard of Oz), dies at 84
May 17Nigel M Balchin, English author (My Executioner), dies at 61
May 21Vinton Hayworth, actor (Gen Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63
May 22Joseph W Krutch, US writer (Measure of Man), dies at 76
May 23Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), dies at 68
May 27Emmy van Lokhorst, author, dies at 78
May 29John Gunther, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), dies at 68
June 01G Ungaretti, writer, dies at 82
June 03Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Fries boer/writer, dies at 70
June 03H G Hjalmar Schacht, pres Germany Kingdom bank/minister of Eco, dies
June 04Hjalmar Schcacht, [Horace Greeley], Nazi minister, dies
June 04Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier Suriname, dies
June 04Menasha Skulnik, comedian (Menasha the Magnificent), dies at 78
June 04Sonny Tufts, actor (Atomic Blonde, 7 Year Itch), dies at 58
June 05"Jopie" Pengel, [Johan A], premier Suriname (1963-69), dies at 54
June 05Jay Irving, cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 69
June 07Edward M Forster, Brit writer (Maurice, passage to India), dies at 91
June 11Aleksandr F Kerenski, Russian premier (1917), dies at 89
June 11Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter, dies at 87
June 11Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, taught reading through phonetics, dies
June 11Frank Silvera, Jamaican actor (High Chaparral), dies at 55
June 16Elsa Triolet, writer, dies at 73
June 16Heino Eller, composer, dies at 83
June 17Matthew Henderson, cricketer (one Test for NZ 1930), dies
June 21Achmed Sukarno, 1st president of Indonesia (1945-67), dies at 68
June 29Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica), dies at 77
June 29Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), dies at 64
July 02Jessie Street, Australian civil rights activist, dies
July 04Harold Vanderbilt, America Cup winner (1930, 34, 37), dies at 85
July 06Marjorie Rambeau, dies at 80
July 07Allen Lane [Williams], English publisher (Penguin Books), dies at 67
July 07Louise Harrison, mother of Beatle George, dies
July 07Marjorie Rambeau, actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song), dies at 80
July 07Sylvester Wiere, comedian (Wiere Brothers-Ford Festival), dies at 60
July 14Preston S Foster, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), dies at 69
July 17Juano Hernandez, actor (St Louis Blues, Two Loves), dies at 74
July 18Lucien H d'Azambuja, Fren astronomer (chromosphere of Sun), dies at 86
July 19Barry Wood, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies at 61
July 26Claud Allister, actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet), dies at 81
July 27Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, dictator of Portugal (1932-68), dies
July 28John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orch), dies at 70
July 29John G B Barbirolli, English conductor/composer, dies at 70
July 29Jonel Perlea, composer, dies at 69
July 30George Szell, Hungarian/US conductor (Cleveland Orch), dies at 73
August 01Frances Farmer, actress (Toast of NY, Come & Get It), dies at 55
August 06Ingolf Dahl, German composer (Andante & Arioso), dies at 58
August 07... Haley, US judge, shot dead
August 07James McClain, US black activist, shot dead
August 07Jonathan P Jackson, US black activist, shot dead
August 07William Christmas, US black activist, shot dead
August 10Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, Germ composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52
August 13Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75
August 14Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62
August 15Karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66
August 20Hildo Krop, modernistic sculptor, dies at 86
August 21Timothy Mather Spelman, composer, dies at 79
August 22Richard Frank Donovan, composer, dies at 78
August 23Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55
August 29Mary Clare, dies at 76
August 30Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41
August 30Del Moore, actor/announcer (Cal-Bachelor Father), dies at 53
September 01Fran‡ois Mauriac, writer, dies
September 02Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show), dies at 64
September 02Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Hollow Men), dies at 63
September 03Al Wilson, "Blind Owl", guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27
September 03Jochen Rindt, German race car driver, dies at 28
September 03Vince Lombardi, football coach (Packers), dies in Washington DC at 57
September 04James M Taylor, USAF/astronaut, dies at 39
September 06Gerard Smithson, cricketer (Eng batsman against W Indies 1948), dies
September 11Chester Morris, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), dies at 69
September 14Rudolph Carnap, German philosopher/mathematician, dies at 79
September 18Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Hayes), dies of an overdose at 27
September 19Greville Stevens, cricketer (10 Tests for England 1922-29), dies
September 21Gijsbert Friedhoff, architect (Wibautstrat tax office), dies
September 25Efim Golishev, composer, dies at 73
September 25Erich M Remarque, German writer (Im West Nichts Neues), dies at 72
September 28Gamal' Abd al-Nassar, Egypt Pres (1953-70), dies of heart attack at 52
September 28John Roderigo Dos Passos, US writer (Manhattan Transfer), dies at 74
September 29Edward Everett Horton, actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84
September 30Patrick Aherne, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay), dies at 69
October 01Hans Poser, composer, dies at 52
October 01Petar Konjovic, composer, dies at 87
October 02Alfred Julius Swan, composer, dies at 79
October 02Anders Bo Leif Linde, composer, dies at 37
October 04George Frederick McKay, composer, dies at 71
October 04Janis Joplin, rock singer (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27
October 06Julian Przybos, Polish poet (P˘ki my Zyjemy), dies at 69
October 08Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75
October 08Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist/philosopher, dies
October 09Jean Giono, writer, dies
October 10Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Maritime (1956-68), dies at 60
October 10Edouard Daladier, premier of France (1933..40), dies at 86
October 11Anis Fuleihan, composer, dies at 69
October 13Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano, dies at 90
October 19Unica Zrn, writer, dies at 54
October 20Patrick Wymark, actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), dies at 44
October 21John T Scopes, US teacher (Scopes "monkey trial" 1925), dies at 70
October 22Ren‚ Schneider, Chilean general/supreme commander, murdered
October 24Richard Hofstadter, US historian, dies at 54
October 28Baby Huey, [James Ramey], vocalist (Baby Huey & Babysitters), dies
October 28Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco, composer, dies at 99
October 31P l Szab˘, Hungarians farmer/writer (Isten Malmai), dies
November 02Johannes Urzidil, Austria/US writer (Goethe in B”hmen), dies at 74
November 02Richard Cushing, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 75
November 03Peter II Karadjordjevic, last king of Yugoslavia (1934-45), dies at 57
November 09William L Dawson, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 84
November 10Charles DeGaulle, general/president France (Free French), dies at 79
November 17Naunton Wayne, actor (Dead of Night), dies at 69
November 18Hal Dickinson, singer (Modernaires), dies at 56
November 23Yusuf Bin Ishak, president of Singapore 1965-70, dies at about 60
November 24Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer, dies at 76
November 25Yukio Mishima, Japanese author/nationalist (Harakiri), dies at 45
November 26B O Davis Sr, 1st black general, dies at 93 in Chicago
November 28Fritz v Unruh, writer, dies at 85
November 28Jan Drda, Czech author (Nema Barikada), dies at 55
November 29Robert Ruthenfranz, composer, dies at 65
December 01Frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies
December 02Dora Paulen, German/Dutch cabaretiŠre, dies at about 72
December 06Thomas S Power, USAF-gen (Raid on Tokyo-March 1945), dies at 65
December 07Rube Goldberg, US cartoonist (Mike & Ike, Pulitzer 1948), dies at 87
December 08Christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77
December 09Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65
December 12Louis Zimmer, Flem clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82
December 23Charlie Ruggles, actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 84
December 28Charles "Sonny" Liston, heavyweight boxer champ (1962-64), dies
December 28L Mendel Rivers, (Rep-D-SC), dies at 65
December 29John de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58
December 31Cyril M Scott, English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at 91

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