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Notable Deaths

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Bud AbbottWilliam Alexander "Bud" Abbott -- half of the Abbott & Costello comedy team -- April 24

Creighton Williams Abrams, Jr.Creighton Abrams -- Chief of Staff of the U. S. Army -- September 4

Cliff Arquette -- comic actor -- September 23

Miguel Angel Asturias -- Nobel Prize-winning author -- June 9

Mohammad Ayub Khan -- former President of Pakistan -- April 19

Jack Benny -- entertainer -- December 26

Hal Boyle -- Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist -- April 1

James J. Braddock -- boxer -- November 29

Karin Branzell -- opera singer -- December 15

Walter Brennan -- actor -- September 21

Pamela Britton -- actress -- June 17

Jacob Bronowski -- scientist -- August 22

Eddy Brown -- violinist June 14

Johnny Mack Brown -- Western actor -- November 14

Vannever Bush -- electrical engineer -- June 28

Jefferson Caffery -- U. S. diplomat -- April 13

Rosario Castellanos -- author -- August 7

Sir James Chadwick -- Nobel Prize-winning physicist -- July 24

Erskine Childers -- President of Ireland -- November 17

Major James William Coldwell -- Canadian politician -- August 25

Katharine Cornell -- actress -- June 9

Donald Crisp -- actor -- May 25

Richard Crossman -- British politician -- April 5

Allan D. Cruickshank -- ornithologist -- October 11

Arthur Daley -- Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter -- January 3

Rodger P. Davies -- U. S. ambassador to Cyprus -- murdered -- August 19

Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean -- baseball player -- July 17

Eurico Gaspar Dutra -- former President of Brazil -- June 11

Edward "Duke" Ellington -- jazz musician -- May 24

"Mama" Cass Elliot -- singer -- July 29

Enrico Falqui -- literary critic -- March 16

Fred Freed -- broadcast journalist -- March 31

Daniel F. Gerber -- developer of strained baby food -- March 16

Duke of Gloucester -- last surviving son of King George V of the United Kingdom -- June 10

Samuel Goldwyn -- motion picture producer -- January 31

Adolph Gottlieb -- artist -- March 4

George Grivas -- Greek-Cypriot General -- January 27

Harry Hershfield -- cartoonist -- December 15

Luther H. Hodges -- former U. S. Secretary of Commerce -- October 6

Richard Huelsenbeck -- artist -- April 20

H. L. Hunt -- billionaire businessman -- November 29

Chet Huntley -- news commentator -- March 20

Franz Jonas -- President of Austria -- April 23

B. Everett Jordan -- former U. S. Senator -- March 15

Louis I. Kahn -- architect -- March 17

Erich Kästner -- author -- July 29

George E. Kelly -- Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright -- June 18

Alberta Williams King -- mother of Rev. Martin Luther King., Jr. -- murdered -- June 30

Norman E. Kirk -- Prime Minister of New Zealand -- August 31

Anne Klein -- fashion designer -- March 19

Rosemary Lane -- singer -- November 25

Margaret Leech -- Pulitzer Prize-winning historian -- February 24

Charles Augustus LindberghCharles Linbergh -- aviator -- August 26

Walter Lippmann -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist -- December 14

Frank McGee -- broadcast journalist -- April 17

Agnes Moorehead -- actress -- April 30

Salvador Novo -- author -- January 13

Aldo Palazzeschi -- pseudonym of author Aldo Giurlani -- August 17

Vito Pandolfi -- theater historian -- March 19

Mrs. Park Chung Hee -- wife of the President of South Korea -- killed by a bullet intended for her husband -- August 15

Juan D. Perón -- President of Argentina -- July 1

Guido Piovene -- author -- November 12

Georges Pompidou -- President of France -- April 2

Peter Revson -- race car driver -- killed in a crash during a practice run -- March 22

Woodward Maurice "Tex" Ritter -- singing cowboy -- January 2

Cornelius John Ryan -- author -- November 23

Eduardo Santos -- former President of Colombia -- March 27

Anne Sexton -- poet -- October 4

Zalman Shazar -- former President of Israel -- October 5

David Siqueiros -- artist -- January 6

Ed Sullivan -- television host -- October 13

Jacqueline Susann -- author -- September 21

Earl W. Sutherland, Jr. -- Nobel Prize-winning biomedical scientist -- March 9

U ThantU Thant -- former Secretary General of the United Nations -- November 25

Jaime Torres Bodet -- poet -- May 13

Amy Vanderbilt -- etiquette expert -- December 27

Earl Warren -- former Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court -- July 9

Yu Chin-san -- South Korean politician -- March 28

Georgi K. Zhukov -- Soviet army commander during World War II -- June 18

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