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Remember the 70s

Top 40 Hits from the "Rollin on the  River" Television Series



Who Died in 1976?

January 03 Mal Evans, Beatles' roadie, dies
January 03 Mateusz Glinski, composer, dies at 83
January 03 Michael V Love, US test pilot (X-24), dies in F-4 crash at 37
January 04 Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84
January 05 Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84
January 06 Oscar Espl?, Spanish philosopher/composer (Sonata del Sur), dies at 89
January 08 Chou En-lai, China's PM (1949-76), dies of cancer in Beijing at 78
January 10 Chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65
January 10 Howlin' Wolf, singer/guitarist, dies following brain surgery at 65
January 11 Mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies
January 12 Agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 Little Indians), dies at 85
January 13 Margaret Leighton, Brit actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53
January 14 Margaret Leighton, actress (Best Man, Go-Between), dies at 53
January 17 Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in auto-accident
January 18 Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes, Sparta), dies in crash [or 1/17]
January 18 Sonia Dresdel, actor (Fallen Idol, Secret Tent), dies at 67
January 19 Kevin Coughlin, actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30
January 23 Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 44
January 23 Paul Robeson, athlete/lawyer/singer, dies in Philadelphia at 77
January 28 Chris Kenner, rocker (I Like it Like That), dies
January 29 Michael Gwynn, actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies at 59
January 30 Jesse "Lone Cat" Fuller, SF Blues Great, dies at 80
January 30 Mance Lipscomb, rocker, dies at 80
January 30 Percy Tyson "Plum" Lewis, cricketer (pair in only Test for S Af), dies
February 01 Edgar Pangborn, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
February 01 Werner C Heisenberg, physicist (Nobel 1932, field theory), dies at 74
February 02 Harry Elliott, England cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests 1927-34), dies
February 02 Johan[nes A] Kaart, Dutch actor (My Fair Lady), dies at 78
February 02 Maurice Jacobson, composer, dies at 80
February 03 Neville Lindsay, cricketer (S Afr batsman in Test v Aust 1921), dies
February 04 Edward Benjamin Britten, composer, dies at 62
February 05 Roger Livesey, actor (Drum, Vice Versa, Col Blimp), dies at 69
February 06 Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist (Charlie Brown TV specials), dies at 43
February 11 Alice Allen, actress (Call of the Hills), dies
February 11 Charlie Naughton, actor (Frozen Limits), dies at 89
February 11 Lee J Cobb, actor (12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), dies at 64
February 12 James Clifton Williams, composer (Sinfonians), dies at 52
February 12 Sal Mineo, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at 37
February 13 General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup
February 13 Lily Pons, French/US soprano/opera diva (Met Opera), dies at 71
February 17 Jean Servais, Belgian actor (Every Man is My Enemy), dies at 65
February 17 Johan[nes A] Card, actor/stage manager (My Fair Lady), dies at 78
February 18 Anton Betzner, writer, dies at 81
February 18 Eddie Dowling, composer (Anywhere USA), dies at 81
February 18 Joseph Henabery, actor/director (Cobra), dies at 88
February 20 Kathryn Kuhlman, religious leader/faith healer, dies
February 21 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies at 32
February 21 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Meet Corliss Archer), dies at 74
February 22 Angela Baddeley, actress (Speckled Band), dies at 71
February 22 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies of a heart attack at 32
February 22 Michael Polany, Hungarians/English chemist/sociologist, dies at 84
February 23 Fuzzy Knight, actor (Gun Town, Ragtime Cowboy Joe), dies at 74
February 23 L S Lowry, painter, dies
February 24 Charles Wilfred Orr, composer, dies at 82
February 24 H Allen Smith, TV host (Armchair Detective), dies at 69
February 24 Julian Rivero, actor (Via Pony Express), dies at 85
March 01 Jean Martinon, French conductor/composer, dies at 66
March 03 Alfred Sendrey, composer, dies at 92
March 06 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, lt-hvywgt box champ (1930-34), dies at 71
March 07 Erwin Kroll, composer, dies at 90
March 13 Willy Alfredo, [Willem Jue], Dutch comedian/poet, dies at 77
March 14 Alberta Franklin, silent screen actress, dies at 79
March 14 Busby Berkeley, US choreographer/dir (Strike Up the Band), dies at 80
March 14 Martha Saalfeldt, writer, dies
March 17 Luchino Visconti di Modrone, It director (Terra Diaeresis), dies at 69
March 18 James McCartney, father of Paul McCartney, dies at 73
March 18 Robert de Roos, composer, dies at 69
March 19 George Sklavos, composer, dies at 87
March 19 Paul Kossoff, rock guitarist (Free), dies of heart failure at 25
March 20 Michael Goodliffe, actor (Gorgon, 7th Dawn, Way Out), dies at 61
March 24 Bernard L Montgomery, British general, defeated Rommel, dies at 88
March 24 Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), dies at 66
March 26 Richard Arlen, actor (Apache Uprising, Wings), dies at 75
March 30 Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, actress (Hostage Rights), dies at 99
April 01 Freddie Lennon, father of John Lennon (Beatles), dies at 63
April 01 Max Ernst, German/French surrealist painter/sculptor, dies at 85
April 01 Miroslav Ponc, composer, dies at 73
April 01 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal, dies at 75
April 02 Ray Teal, actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza), dies at 74
April 03 Maurice Johnstone, composer, dies at 75
April 05 Howard Hughes, reclusive billionaire, dies at 72
April 06 Ruth P Thomson, writer, dies
April 07 Mary Margaret McBride, TV hostess (Mary Margaret McBride), dies at 76
April 08 Phil Ochs, rock producer (Joe Hill), dies at 35
April 09 Akio Yashiro, composer, dies at 46
April 09 Phil Ochs, singer (Draft Dodger Rag), commits suicide at 35
April 11 Liam Dunn, dies a 59
April 12 Paul Ford, actor (Phil Silvers Show), dies at 74
April 14 Gerard Roms?e, Flemish nationalist, dies at 74
April 14 Maude Prickett, actress (Rosie-Hazel), dies at 60
April 15 Gerald Smith, antisemite/catholic (Natl Christian Crusade), dies at 78
April 17 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85
April 18 Percy Julian, holder of more than 138 chemical patents, dies at 78
April 22 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, composer, dies at 79
April 23 James Flavin, actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 69
April 23 Ronald Radd, actor (King Lear, Up Jumped a Swagman), dies at 47
April 23 Shimen Ruskin, actor (Meyer-Corner Bar), dies at 68
April 24 Mark Tobey, US abstract painter, (Broadway Norm), dies at 85
April 25 Carol Reed, director (Agony & Ecstasy), dies
April 25 Margaret Bannerman, actress (Great Defender), dies at 79
April 26 Allan Jackson, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60
April 26 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45
April 26 Sidney James, actor (Lavander Hill Mob, Carry On), dies at 65
April 28 Eugen Roth, writer, dies at 81
April 29 Wilhelm Maler, composer, dies at 73
April 30 Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer, dies at 51
May 01 Rex O'Malley, actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight, Thief), dies at 75
May 03 David Bruce, dies at 62
May 03 Ernie Nevers, college fullback (Stanford), dies at 72
May 05 Thomas Burnett Swann, sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur), dies at 47
May 06 Karel M J F Cruysberghs, Flemish author (On the Pulpit), dies at 85
May 08 Alan Baxter, dies at 67
May 08 Ulrike Meinhof, lead Germany Red Army Faction, dies
May 09 Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer, dies at 74
May 09 Valentino Bucchi, composer, dies at 59
May 10 George Curzon, dies at 77
May 11 Alvar Aalto, architect (Finlandia House), dies at 78
May 11 Camille Schmit, composer, dies at 68
May 11 J Anaya, Bolivian military/ambassador to France, murdered
May 14 Keith Relf, rock vocalist (Yardbirds), electrocuted at 33
May 15 Samuel Eliot Morison, US historian (Admiral of Ocean Sea), dies at 88
May 21 Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer, dies at 77
May 24 Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62
May 24 Melle J Oldeboerrigter ("Melle"), painter/cartoonist, dies at 65
May 26 Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (Holzweg), dies at 86
May 27 Ruth McDevitt, actress (Jo-All in the Family), dies at 80
May 31 Jacques Monod, French biochemist, dies
May 31 Martha Mitchell wife of former Att Gen John Mitchell, dies in NY at 57
June 01 Pieter Balledux, actor/stage manager/resistance fighter, dies at 89
June 02 Alan Dewitt, actor (Mr Tyler-It's About Time), dies at 52
June 02 Bartoes, [Albertus J Wijstma], cabaret performer/comic, dies at 73
June 05 Jean Paul Getty, US oil magnate/billionaire, dies at 83
June 05 Walter Field, entertainer, dies at 101
June 06 J Paul Getty, oil magnate/billionaire, dies at 83 in London
June 06 Victor Varconi, actor (Divine Lady, King of Kings), dies at 85
June 07 Bobby Hackett, jazz cornetist/orch leader (Air time '57), dies at 61
June 09 James A Farley, US Postmaster General (1932-38), dies at 88
June 09 Paul T B Rodenko, Dutch poet/writer (Never Marry a Witch), dies at 55
June 09 Sybil Thorndike, actress (Melba, Major Barbara), dies at 93
June 10 Adolph Zukor, Hungarian/US fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103
June 13 Don Bolles, US journalist (against Arizona), dies
June 16 Francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed
June 16 Victor Dalby Lord, ficticious character on One Life to Live, dies
June 25 Johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66
June 28 Stanley Baker, actor (Accident, Guns of Navarone), dies at 49
June 29 Leonora Summers, entertainer, dies
July 02 Frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73
July 03 Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58
July 07 Gustav Heinemann, German president, dies at 76
July 07 Norman Foster, dies at 75
July 12 Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72
July 13 Max Butting, composer, dies at 87
July 15 Paul William Gallico, writer, dies at 78
July 19 Gene Roth, actor (Rosie, Tormented, Nightfall), dies at 73
July 19 Sal Tas, Dutch journalist, dies at 70
July 20 Tom Lowry, cricketer (early New Zealand Test captain), dies
July 21 Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to Ireland, assassinated
July 23 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64
July 27 Ray Brennan, becomes 1st to, die of "Legionnaire's Disease"
July 28 Jacob Soetendorp, rabbi, dies at 62
July 28 Lucie Mannheim, actress (39 Steps), dies at 77
August 02 Fritz Lang, director (Cloak & Dagger, Metropolis), dies at 85
August 05 Adrian Roland Holst, poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88
August 06 Gregor Piatigorsky, Russian cellist, dies at 73
August 07 Cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
August 07 Murvyn Vye, actor (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 63
August 08 John Roselli, hired by CIA to kill Castro, found murdered
August 09 Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65
August 09 Max Vredenburg, composer, dies at 72
August 10 Bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies
August 10 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), dies at 74
August 12 Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies
August 14 Werner Br?unig, writer, dies
August 15 Jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84
August 16 Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 83
August 17 Murvyn Vye, actor (Road to Bali, Escape to Burma), dies at 63
August 17 William Redfield, actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop), dies at 48
August 19 Alastair Sim, actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75
August 19 Jeno Kenessey, composer, dies at 70
August 19 Ken Wadsworth, cricketer (Exciting NZ keeper), dies of cancer at 29
August 20 Phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69
August 21 Ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies
August 22 Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, pres of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73
August 22 Oskar Br?sewitz, East German vicar, sets self on fire
August 24 Michael Dewar Head, composer, dies at 76
August 25 Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
August 25 Perc Hornibrook, cricketer (6 Tests 1928-30, 17 wickets), dies
August 26 Lotte (Krause-)Lehmann, German soprano (More than singing), dies at 88
August 26 Warner Anderson, actor (Doctor, Lineup, Peyton Place), dies at 65
August 29 Anissa Jones, actress (Buffy-Family Affair), ODs at 18
August 29 Jimmy Reed, rocker, dies of epileptic seizure at 50
August 31 Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81
September 03 Harry Partch, US composer (Oedipus), dies at 75
September 05 A E R Gilligan, cricketer (11 Tests for England 1922-25), dies
September 08 Assen Karastoyanov, composer, dies at 83
September 08 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, composer, dies at 81
September 09 Mao Tse-Tung, Chinese communist party chairman (1949-76), dies at 82
September 10 Dalton Trumbo, US writer/director (Johnny Got His Gun), dies at 70
September 10 Dorothy Devore, actress (Newscast, Senor Daredevil), dies at 77
September 10 George Baxter, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), dies at 71
September 10 Mordecai Johnson, 1st black president of Howard U, dies at 86
September 11 Jan Kunc, composer, dies at 93
September 20 Johan Boskamp, opera singer/actor, dies at 83
September 21 Orlando Letelier, minister Chile, dies
September 24 Bruno VeSota, actor/director (Chopper, Teenage Doll), dies at 54
September 24 Romney Brent, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz), dies at 74
September 30 Louis Fourestier, composer, dies at 84
October 04 Alexander Gray, singer (This is Music), dies at 74
October 05 Barbara Nichols, actress (Pajama Game, Loved One), dies at 46
October 07 Nikolai Lopatnikoff, composer, dies at 73
October 10 Connee Boswell, singer (Pete Kelly's Blue), dies at 68
October 11 Connie Boswell, actress (Artists & Models), dies at 68
October 14 Edith Evans, actress (Tom Jones, Scrooge, Chalk Garden), dies at 88
October 15 Carlo Gambino, US gangster, dies at 74
October 23 Leonard Lee, US R&B-singer (Shirley & Lee-I'm Gone), dies at 40
October 24 Richard Sturzenegger, composer, dies at 70
October 25 Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French writer (Last Days), dies at 73
October 26 Deryck Victor Cooke, composer, dies at 57
October 31 Linda Watkins, actress (From Hell it Came, Harpy), dies at 68
November 01 Oscar Beregi Jr, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City), dies at 58
November 09 Billy Halop, actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family), dies at 56
November 11 Alexander Calder, US sculptor, dies at 78
November 11 E Q Davies, cricketer (9 runs & 7 wickets in 5 Tests for S Afr), dies
November 12 Walter Hamor Piston, US composer, dies at 82
November 15 Jean Gabin, French actor (Quai des Brumes), dies at 72
November 16 Franz MT de Liage B?hl, German/Dutch assyriologist, dies at 94
November 17 Victor Alessandro, composer, dies at 60
November 18 Man Ray, US artist (dada), dies at 86
November 21 Niles Welch, actor (Cornered), dies at 88
November 22 Rupert Davies, actor (Zeppelin, Oblong Box), dies at 59
November 23 Andr? Malraux, [Berger], author (Conquerors)/min of Culture, dies
November 28 Robert Fleming, composer, dies at 55
November 28 Rosalind Russell, actress (Mame), dies of cancer at 68
November 29 Godfrey Cambridge, actor (Watermelon Man), dies at 43
November 29 Judith Lowry, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays ...), dies at 86
November 30 Fritz Rasp, actor (Diary of a Lost Girl), dies at 85
December 02 Danny Murtaugh, baseball manager (Pitts Pirates), dies at 59
December 02 William Tannen, actor (Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull), dies at 65
December 03 Mary Nash, actress (Phila Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies at 91
December 04 Benjamin Britten, British composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at 63
December 04 Tommy Bolin, rock guitarist (Deep Purple), dies of heroin overdose
December 09 Nino Martini, actor (Here's to Romance), dies at 71
December 12 Jack Cassidy, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She), dies at 49
December 13 Eduard Claudius, writer, dies
December 16 George, a goose that lived to 49 years 8 months, dies
December 18 George Emmett, cricketer (Engld opener v Aust Old Trafford 1948), dies
December 20 Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chicago), dies at 74
December 20 Walter Fitzgerald, actor (Adv of Sadie, Fallen Idol), dies at 80
December 21 Edward Bartlett, cricketer (WI Test batsman in 5 Tests 1928-31), dies
December 23 Frank Forest, actor (Big Broadcast of 1937, Champagne Waltz), dies
December 23 Paul M Frank Forest, dies at 80
December 23 Walter Bauer, writer, dies at 72
December 24 Victor Stanitsin, actor (War & Peace, Jubilee), dies at 79
December 25 Arthur Mitchell, cricketer (batted in 6 Tests for Eng 1933-36), dies
December 25 Frankie Darro, actor (Radio Ranch, Valley of Wanted Men), dies at 58
December 26 Philip A Heart, (Sen-D-Mich), dies at 64
December 28 Freddie King, rocker, dies at 42
December 29 Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500 m sprinter (Oly-silver-76), dies at 22