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Remember the 70s

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



Who Died in 1978?

January 04 Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber/lumber/wood manufacturer, dies at 76
January 06 John D MacArthur, US insurance billionaire, dies at 80
January 08 Walter Keirnan, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 75
January 09 Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies
January 10 Don Gillis, US composer (Symphony #5?), dies at 65
January 10 John D Rockefeller III, US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71
January 10 Pedro Joaqu?n Chamorro, of La Prensa, assassinated in Managua
January 10 Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag), dies at 62
January 11 Michael Bates, actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57
January 12 Nancy Spungen, stabbed to death by boyfriend Sid Vicious
January 13 Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn, VP), dies at 66 in Waverly, Minn
January 13 Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees), dies at 96
January 14 Blossom Rock, actress (Grandmamma-Addams Family), dies at 81
January 14 Robert Heger, composer, dies at 91
January 15 Margaret Bowman & Janet Levy, Chi Omega, FSU, killed by Ted Bundy
January 18 Carl Betz, actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show), dies at 67
January 18 Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, composer, dies at 68
January 19 Carl Betz, actor (Donna Reed Show), dies at 56
January 22 Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (54 Tests for England 4555 runs), dies
January 23 Jack Oakie, actor (Great Dictator, Gang Buster), dies at 74
January 23 Terry Kath, rock guitarist (Chicago), accidently shot in head at 32
January 25 Tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse
January 26 Leo Genn, actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover, Henry V), dies at 72
January 27 Marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87
January 27 Oscar Homolka, actor (7 Year Itch, Ball of Fire), dies at 79
January 29 Tim McCoy, actor (Arizona Bound), dies at 86
February 02 Wendy Barrie, TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), dies at 65
February 04 Bergen Evans, English professor ($64,000 Question), dies at 73
February 05 Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Omzien), dies at 83
February 05 Frans van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist, dies at 68
February 09 Kimberly Leach, killed by Ted Bundy in Lake City Fla at 12
February 11 James B Conant, headmaster (Harvard University), dies at 84
February 15 Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party), dies at 72
February 18 Charlotte Greenwood, actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami), dies at 84
February 18 Derrick De Marney, actor (Inheritance, Projected Man), dies at 71
February 18 Maggie McNamara, actress (3 Coins in a Fountain, Cardinal), dies at 49
February 20 Vitorino Nem?sio, Portuguese author (Presen?a), dies at 76
February 22 Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74
February 22 Phyllis McGinley, US poetess (Pulitzer 1961), dies at 72
February 25 Daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58
February 27 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65
February 28 Eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73
February 28 Philip Ahn, LA Calif, actor (Master Kan-Kung Fu), dies at 66
March 12 John Cazale, actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Deer Hunter), dies at 41
March 12 Tolchard Evans, composer/conductor, dies
March 13 David McKinley Williams, composer, dies at 91
March 13 Ghulam Mustafa Guard, cricketer (3 wkts in 2 Tests for India), dies
March 16 Aldo Moro, 5 times PM of Italy, assassinated by terrorists
March 17 George Dickinson, cricketer (8 wickets in 3 Tests for NZ), dies
March 18 Faith Baldwin, US author (They Who Love), dies at 84
March 18 Peggy Wood, actress (One Life to Live, Mama), dies at 86
March 22 Karl Wallenda, falls to death walking high-wire in PR at 73
March 24 Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], author (Ginger Star), dies at 62
March 25 Jack Hulbert, actor (Bulldog Jack), dies at 85
March 27 Wilfred Pickles, actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73
March 29 Jayasinghrao Mansinghrao Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India), dies
March 30 George Paine, lefty cricket spinner (for England in WI 1935), dies
March 30 Harold Gimblett, cricketer (Batted in 3 Tests for England), suicide
March 31 Astrid Allwyn, actress (Love Affair, Girl for Calgary), dies at 68
April 04 Gino Contilli, composer, dies at 70
April 06 Nicolas Nabokov, composer (Holy Devil), dies at 74
April 06 Reinoud Anders, Dutch actor (Unrest of Grave), dies at 65
April 07 Ernest Kanitz, composer, dies at 83
April 08 Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83
April 13 Paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74
April 16 Lucius D Clay, gen/gov US zone W-Germany (airlift), dies at 80
April 19 Emile de Strijker, Belgian philosopher, dies at 70
April 21 Sandy Denny, country singer, dies at 37
April 22 Will Geer, actor (Grandpa Walton-Waltons), dies at 75
April 27 Mohammed Daud, premier/president of Afghanistan, murdered
May 01 Aram Katchaturian, Russian composer (The Earth), dies at 74
May 03 Wim van Doorne, Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 71
May 05 Alfred H H Gilligan, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
May 06 Ethelda Bleibtrey, US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1920), dies at 76
May 06 Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P), dies at 61
May 11 John Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/poet, dies at 93
May 13 Albert Roberts, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 7 wickets), dies
May 17 John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn Lloyd, speaker of house of commons, dies
May 19 George Gladstone, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1930), dies
May 21 Joseph EA "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter, dies at 77
May 22 Bjarne Brustad, composer, dies at 83
May 29 Bob Crane, actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 49
June 05 John Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, dies at 71
June 14 Theodore Karyotakis, composer, dies at 74
June 15 Anton Roosjen, politician/NCRV-chairman, dies at 83
June 17 Cully Richards, actor (Don't Call Me Charlie), dies at 68
June 20 Karel G Bakker, actor (Coffee House), dies at 66
June 25 Hussein al-Ghasjmi, president of North-Yemen, murdered
June 26 Rabbaji, president of South-Yemen, executed
June 29 Bob Crane, actor (Hogan's Heroes), murdered at 59
July 03 James Daly, actor (Medical Center), dies at 59
July 09 Abdul Razak al-Naif, premier of Iraq, murdered
July 09 Aladar Zoltan, composer, dies at 49
July 10 Michel Gusikoff, composer, dies at 85
July 13 Antonio Veretti, composer, dies at 78
July 17 Thayer David, actor (Rocky, Roots, Savages), dies at 51
July 27 Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer, dies at 72
July 27 [John] Willem van Otterloo, conductor/composer (Symphonic), dies at 70
July 28 Jan Willem van Otterloo, composer, dies at 70
July 29 Wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84
July 31 Carleton Percy Hobbs, actor (I Claudius, Dark Places), dies at 80
July 31 Enoch Light, orch leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), dies at 70
August 02 Carlos Chavez y Ramires, Mexican composer, dies at 79
August 02 Satomi Myodo, Zen nun/attendant of Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, dies at 82
August 02 Totie Fields, [Sophie Feldman], comedienne, dies at about 48
August 03 Ezzedin Kalak, Palestinian PLO representative in Paris, murdered
August 05 Queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79
August 06 Edward Durrell Stone, US architect, dies at 76
August 06 Paul VI, [Giovanni Montini], Italian Pope (1963-78), dies at 80
August 07 Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60
August 09 James G Cozzens, US writer (Guard of Honor, Pulitzer), dies at 74
August 09 Johan Daisne, [Thiery], Belgian writer (Lago Maggiore), dies at 66
August 15 Harrison Kerr, composer, dies at 80
August 16 Alidius WL Tjarda van Stachouwer, gov-gen of Neth Indies, dies at 90
August 20 Ivan Jirko, composer, dies at 51
August 20 Petros John Petridis, composer, dies at 86
August 21 Charles Eames, US chair manufacturer, dies at 71
August 21 Vinoo Mankad, cricketer (44 Tests for India, 2,109 runs), dies
August 22 Ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78
August 22 Jomo Kenyatta, 1st premier of Kenya (1963-78), dies at 83
August 24 Louis Prima, singer, dies at 66
August 26 Charles Boyer, actor (Gaslight, Rogues), dies at 78
August 26 Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, composer, dies at 86
August 27 Robert Shaw, actor (Dan-Buccaneers), dies of heart attack at 51
August 28 Bruce Catton, US historian/writer (Civil War), dies at 78
September -- Craig Slocum, actor (Jarry-Dark Shadows), dies
September 01 Olga de Haas, Dutch ballerina, dies at 33
September 06 Jan Berger, Dutch politician, dies at 59
September 07 Keith Moon, rock drummer (Who), dies of drug OD at 31
September 08 Pancho Vladigerov, composer, dies at 79
September 09 Jack L Warner, US movie production (Warner Bros), dies at 86)
September 12 Frank Ferguson, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal), dies at 69
September 15 Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft builder, dies at 80
September 19 Rolf G?nther, East German priest, self imolation
September 22 Lina Carstens, actress (Homeland, Broken Jug), dies at 85
September 23 Jay Adler, actor (Macon County Line, Illegal, Big Combo), dies at 79
September 23 Lyman Bostock, outfielder (Angels), shot & killed at 27
September 24 Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 80
September 25 Claire Adams, actress (Legally Dead, End of the Road), dies at 80
September 28 John Paul I, [Albino Luciano], Pope (1978), dies after 33 days as pope
September 28 Pope John Paul I (Albino Luciani), 263rd Catholic Pope, died
September 29 John Paul I, Pope for 34 days, dies at 65
September 30 Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), dies at 75
October 08 Jim Gilliam, coach (LA Dodgers), dies at 49
October 08 Karl Swenson, actor (Lara-Little House on the Prairie), dies at 70
October 08 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violist/composer (American Elegy), dies at 76
October 09 Jacques Brel, Belgian chansonnier, buried on Atuama, dies at 49
October 10 Gesina Van de Molen, Dutch lawyer, dies at 86
October 10 Gesina Van der Molen, Dutch WWII resistance fighter/lawyer, dies at 86
October 10 Ralph H Metcalfe, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 68
October 11 Nancy Spungen, killed by boyfriend Six Vicious in NYC
October 16 Dan Dailey, dancer/actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ), dies at 63
October 17 Jean Am?ry, [Johannes Mayer], Austr writer (Mind's Limits), dies at 65
October 18 Frank Woolley, cricketer (58,969 1st-class runs), dies
October 18 Jacques Mornard, [Ram?n Mercader], murderer of Trotsky, dies at 64
October 19 Gig Young, kills his bride of 3 weeks & then commits suicide at 64
October 21 Anastas I Mikojan, Russian politician, dies at 83
October 23 Maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69
October 26 George Grant, cricketer (WI Test captain through early 1930's), dies
November 05 Denis O'Dea, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower), dies at 73
November 06 Flora Campbell, actress (Faraway Hill, Date With Judy), dies at 67
November 07 Gene Tunney, former heavyweight boxing champ (1926-28), dies at 80
November 07 Janet Flanner, writer, dies at 86
November 08 Norman Rockwell, artist (Saturday Evening Post covers), dies at 84
November 09 Joe Wong, actor (Ken Murray Show), dies at 75
November 09 Otto Siegl, composer, dies at 82
November 10 Linda Scott, actress (Escape from Hell Island), dies at 28
November 10 Theo Lingen, actor (Grosse Gluck), dies at 75
November 12 Howard Swanson, composer, dies at 71
November 13 George Hearne, S Afr cricketer (open bat in 3 Tests 1922-24), dies
November 15 Margaret Mead, anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies in NY at 76
November 16 Claude Dauphin, French actor (Les Miserables, Mado), dies at 75
November 16 Cornelis P "Cor" Bru?n, Dutch novelist (Sil), dies at 95
November 17 Claude Dauphin, actor (Paris Precinct), dies at 75
November 17 James J "Gene" Tunney, heavyweight boxing champ (1926-8), dies at 80
November 18 Jim Jones, US pastor, leader of Jonestown Cult, commits suicide
November 18 Leo J Ryan, (Rep-Cal) & 4 killed in Jonestown, Guyana by members of
November 18 Peoples Temple, followed by ritual mass suicide of 914 member
November 27 George Moscone, (SF Mayor), shot by Dan White
November 27 Harvey Milk, (SF City Supervisor), shot by Dan White
November 27 Susan Damante Shaw, actress (Wilderness Family), dies at 58
November 28 Andre Morell, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles), dies at 69
November 29 Alan Richardson, composer, dies at 74
December 03 William Grant Still, composer, dies at 83
December 04 Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Neth/US phycists, dies at 76
December 08 Golda Meir, Israel's PM (1969-74), dies in Jerusalem at 80
December 10 Edward D Wood Jr, director (Plan 9), dies of heart failure at 54
December 10 Miura Isshu, Zen teacher, Hakuin Rinzai line, dies at 75
December 12 Clifton Chenier, US accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at 53
December 12 Fay Compton, actress (Othello), dies at 74
December 15 Chill Wills, actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), dies at 75
December 16 Blanche Calloway, US singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76
December 27 Bob de Lange, Dutch actor/director (Daniel), dies at 62
December 27 Chris Bell, rock guitarist (Big Star), dies at 27 in car crash
December 27 Houari Boum?diene, Algerian Pres, dies after 40 days in a coma at 53
December 28 Harry Winston, US jeweler for the "rich & famous", dies at 82