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Remember the 70s

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



Who Died in 1979?

January 03 Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91
January 04 Charles Mingus, jazz bassist, dies of heart attack
January 05 Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56
January 07 Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70
January 09 Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80
January 09 Sara Carter, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family), dies at 80
January 11 Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63
January 13 Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33
January 16 Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71
January 16 Ted Cassidy, actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46
January 18 Cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82
January 19 Paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies
January 22 Ali Hassan Salameh, [Abu Hassan], killed by car bomb; believed to
January 22 have helped mastermind massacre of 1972 Munich Olympics athletes
January 24 Jerry Damon, comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 51
January 24 Mabel Taliaferro, actress (My Love Come Back), dies at 91
January 25 J Robertson Hare, actor (Fighting Stock), dies at 87
January 26 Nelson Rockefeller, former VP & (4X Gov-R-NY), dies at 70
February 01 Mort Marshall, actor (Cully-Dumplings), dies at 60
February 02 Jim Burke, cricketer (Australian opener), commits suicide
February 02 Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], bassist (Sex Pistols), OD's at 31
February 03 Jody Gilbert, actress (Willard, Shaggy, Blonde Dynamite), dies
February 05 Eddie Paynter, cricketer (20 Tests for England, avg 59.23), dies
February 06 Alain Teister, Dutch sculptor/writer, dies at 47
February 06 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian, dies at 68
February 07 Josef Mengele, concentration camp doctor, drowns
February 08 Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, Russian poet, dies at 82
February 09 C I J Smith, cricket all-rounder (5 Tests for England 1935-37), dies
February 12 Jean Renoir, French writer/director (Human Beast), dies at 84
February 13 Jean Renoir, actor/director (Rules of the Game), dies at 84
February 14 Adolph Dubs, US ambassador to Afghanistan, murdered
February 15 Alex Bradford, actor/composer (Your Arms too Short...), dies at 51
February 15 Mehdi Rahimi, Iran general/milt governor of Teheran, executed
February 16 Louise Allbritton, actress (Celia-Stage Door), dies at 58
February 16 Nematullah Nassiri, Iran general/head of Savak, executed
February 16 William Gargan, actor (New Adventures of Martin Kane), dies at 73
February 17 William Gargan, actor (Rain, Bells of St Mary), dies at 73
February 21 Glendon Gibbs, cricketer (Test Cricket WI v Australia 1955), dies
February 21 Ray Whitley, composer, dies
February 28 Jane Hylton, English actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot), dies at 52
February 28 Mr Ed, talking horse, dies
March 01 Dolores Costello, actress (Noah's Ark, Expensive Women), dies at 73
March 01 Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iranian Kurd leader (KDP), dies at 75
March 02 Edith Craig, actress (Harmony Lane, Smashing Rackets), dies at 71
March 02 Mollah Mustafa Barzani, Kurdish leader, dies at 75
March 02 Richard Sykes, British ambassador, assassinated in Holland
March 05 Vicente Ascone, composer, dies at 81
March 06 Charles Wagenheim, actor (Halligan-Gunsmoke), dies at 83
March 07 Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
March 07 Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Fanitullen), dies at 72
March 08 G?rard Blitz, Dutch 400m swimmer (WR), dies at 78
March 09 Barbara Mullen, actress (Talk of a Million), dies at 64
March 11 Victor Kilian, actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88
March 16 Jean Monnet, French economist/CEO (ECSC), dies at 90
March 17 Merv Inverarity, cricketer (father of John WA player 1925-40), dies
March 19 Al Hodge, actor (Capt Video), dies at 65
March 19 Richard Beckinsale, actor (Doing Time, Porridge, Lovers), dies at 31
March 22 Ben Lyon, actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Indiscreet), dies at 78
March 23 Philip Bourneuf, actor (Big Night, Frankenstein), dies at 71
March 24 Yvonne Mitchell, writer, dies at 53
March 25 ... Sykes, British ambassador in The Hague, murdered
March 25 Anton Heiller, composer, dies at 55
March 26 Jean Stafford, US author (Boston Adventure), dies at 63
March 27 Ronald Adam, actor (Phantom Shot), dies at 82
March 28 Emmett Kelly, circus clown (Weary Willy), dies at 80
March 29 Melville Cooper, TV panelist (I Got a Secret), dies at 82
March 30 Airey Neave, British MP (Conservatives), killed by terrorist bomb
April 01 Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician, dies at 51
April 02 Carroll D Rosenbloom, LA Rams president, dies at 72
April 02 Ivan Barrow, cricketer (11 Tests for West Indies 1930-39), dies
April 04 Edgar Buchanan, actor (Uncle Joe-Petticoat Junction), dies at 77
April 04 Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani president, hanged in Pakistan at 51
April 06 M Marie Widlow, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), dies at 61
April 06 Milton Ager, US composer, dies at 85
April 07 Bruno Apitz, writer, dies at 78
April 09 Staats Cotsworth, dies at 71
April 10 Henri?tte P "Hetty" Beck, actress (Dodendans), dies at 91
April 10 Nino Rota, Italian composer (Torquemada), dies at 67
April 20 Peter Donald, host (Masquerade Party), dies at 60
April 24 John Carroll, actor (Hired Wife, Fiesta, Geraldine), dies at 72
April 28 Feliks Roderyk Labunski, composer, dies at 86
April 29 Julia A Perry, US composer/conductor (Soul Symphony), dies at 55
May 01 Berkeley Bertram McGarrell Gaskin, cricketer (2 Tests for WI), dies
May 03 Erin O'Brien-Moore, actress (Nurse Choate-Peyton Place), dies at 76
May 05 Shirley O'Hara, actress (Wild Party), dies at 68
May 08 Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76
May 09 Cyrus S Eaton, Canada/US multi-millionaire, dies at 95
May 09 Lan Adomian, composer, dies at 73
May 10 John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Morton, satirist (Beachcomber), dies
May 10 Louis Paul Boon, Flemish writer (Eros & the Lonely Man), dies at 67
May 11 Joan Chandler, dies at 55
May 11 Lester Raymond Flatt, musician (Ballad of Jed Clampett), dies at 64
May 13 Nelly Aenders, actress (In Pyama), dies at 65
May 14 Paul van 't Veeer, Dutch journalist/writer (Vrije Volk), dies at 57
May 16 Asa Philip Randolph, labor leader & civil rights pioneer, dies at 90
May 23 Hubert van Doorne, auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 79
May 24 Jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies
May 26 George Brent, actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75
May 29 Mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies at 86
May 30 Jack Raine, actor (Quartet), dies at 82
May 31 Nigel Howard, cricketer (England captain 1951-52 tour of India), dies
June 01 Jack Mulhall, actor (Buck Rogers, Held for Ransom), dies at 91
June 01 Werner Forssman, German urologist (Nobel 1956), dies
June 02 Jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45
June 03 Arno Schmidt, writer, dies at 65
June 04 Edward Dawson, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1927-30), dies
June 05 Pauline Offner, Zen Theravadin nun, dies at 53
June 06 Jack Haley, actor (Wizard of Oz), dies of cancer at 79
June 08 Herb Polesie, producer/playwright (20 Questions), dies at 79
June 08 Louis Salvador Palange, composer, dies at 61
June 11 August Maes, Flemish actor/director (Farmer that Dies), dies at 85
June 11 John Wayne, actor (Green Berets, True Grit), dies at 72
June 13 Darla Hood, actress (Our Gang 1935-45), dies at 47
June 15 Ernst Meister, writer, dies at 67
June 16 Ben Weber, US composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62
June 16 Liselotte Welskopf-Heinrich, writer, dies at 77
June 17 Lou Frizzel, actor (Dusty Rhoades-Bonanza), dies at 58
June 21 Julian Orchard, actor (Perfect Friday, Bless this House), dies at 49
June 22 Emory Parnell, St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85
June 22 Julius Sommer, dies of heart failure, buried in Dayton Ohio
June 26 Charles Clore, financier, dies
June 28 Paul Dessau, German composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33), dies at 84
June 29 Ben Barnett, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1938), dies
June 29 Lowell George, rocker (Mothers of Invention, Little Feat), dies at 34
June 30 Alfons Vranckx, Belgian politician, dies at 72
July 01 Richard Ward, actor (Beacon Hill), dies at 64
July 05 Elizabeth Ryan, tennis ace (won 19 Wimbledon titles), dies at 87
July 05 Judson Laire, actor/singer (Papa-Mama), dies at 76
July 06 Van McCoy, singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle), dies at 35
July 07 D P Conyngham, cricketer (one Test for S Africa), dies
July 08 John Reed King, TV host (Why?, Let's See), dies at 64
July 08 Michael Wilding, actor (Waterloo, Zarakm Naked Edge), dies
July 09 Betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), dies at 53
July 09 Cornelia Otis Skinner, dies at 78
July 09 Janardhan Gnanoba Navle, cricketer (2 Tests for India), dies
July 10 Arthur Fiedler, orch leader (Boston Pops), dies at 84
July 12 Kalervo Tuukkanen, composer, dies at 69
July 12 Minnie Ripperton, [Andrea Davis], singer (Lovin' You), dies at 30
July 13 Corine Griffith, dies at 84
July 14 George De Witt, TV host (Name that Tune), dies at 56
July 16 James F Mcintyre, archbishop of Los Angeles, dies at 93
July 17 Doug Meintjes, S Afr cricket pace bowler (v England 1922-23), dies
July 21 Ludwig Renn, writer, dies at 90
July 22 Hope Summers, actress (Clara-Andy Griffith Show), dies at 78
July 22 Soschtschenko, writer, dies at 83
July 22 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, boxer/actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 69
July 23 Keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31
July 24 Archie Duncan, actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 65
July 27 Ettore Manni, actor (Street People, Divine Nymph), dies at 52
July 27 Shirley Mason, actress (Let it Rain, Dark Skies), dies at 79
July 29 Herbert Marcuse, philosopher (Eros & Civilization), dies at 81
July 30 Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 67
July 31 Beatrix Lehmann, actress (Psyche '59, Rat, Staircase), dies at 76
August 01 Joseph Kot?lla, German war criminal (4 of Breda), dies at 71
August 02 Thurmon Munson, NY Yankee, killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32
August 03 Renato Fasano, composer, dies at 76
August 06 Kurt Kasznar, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants), dies at 65
August 09 Allan Frank, actor (Charade Quiz), dies at 64
August 09 Walter O'Malley, CEO (Dodgers), dies at 75
August 10 Dick Foran, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69
August 17 Vivian Vance, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), diesof cancer at 67
August 19 Dorsey Burnette, rocker, dies at 46 of a heart attack
August 22 Henry Beernink, politician, dies at 69
August 22 James T Farrell, US writer (French Girls are Vicious), dies
August 23 Mian Mohammad Saeed, cricketer (1st Pakistan capt 1948-49), dies
August 23 Richard Hearne, actor (Capt Horatio Hornblower), dies at 70
August 25 Stan Kenton, orch leader (Music 55), dies at 67
August 27 Boleslaw Szabelski, composer, dies at 82
August 27 Louis Mountbatten, British adm of the Fleet, assassinated by IRA
August 27 Nicholas Mountbatten, Lord Mountbatten's grandson, murdered at 14
August 28 Simonow, writer, dies
August 29 Mary Marquet, actress (Landru, Paris Canaille), dies at 84
August 31 E J "Tiger" Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper 1911-14), dies
August 31 Sally Rand, stripper, dies at 75
September 01 Doris Kenyon, silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton), dies at 81
September 02 Felix Aylmer, actor (Quartet, Hamlet, Dreaming Lips), dies at 90
September 04 Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician, dies at 76
September 06 Ronald Binge, composer, dies at 69
September 08 Jean Seberg, actress (Breathless, Airport), commits suicide at 40
September 09 Solon Michaelides, composer, dies at 73
September 10 Agostinho Neto, poet/1st pres of Angola, dies at 56
September 10 Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer, dies at 99
September 12 Denis Smith, cricketer (England left-handed batsman 1935), dies
September 14 Raymond Loucheur, composer, dies at 80
September 15 Tommy Leonetti, singer/actor (Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50
September 16 Nur Mohammed Taraki, president of Afghanistan (1978-79), killed
September 17 Miloslav Kabelac, composer, dies at 71
September 18 Gene Kelly, sportscaster (Sportsreel), dies at 60
September 20 Ludvik Svoboda, Czech general/politician, dies at 83
September 21 John McQuade, actor (Charlie Wild Private Detective), dies at 73
September 23 Catherine Lacey, actress (October Man, Carnival), dies at 75
September 26 Arthur Hunnicutt, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies at 68
September 26 John Cromwell, actor/director (Of Human Bondage), dies at 91
September 26 Seymour Shifrin, composer, dies at 53
September 27 Gracie Fields, actress (Queen of Hearts), dies at 81
September 27 Jimmy McCullough, musician (Wings), dies of a drug overdose
September 28 Jimmy McCulloch, guitarist (Wings), dies at 26
October 01 Roy Harris, US composer, dies at 81
October 03 Charles White, artist, dies at 61 in Los Angeles
October 03 Claudia Jennings, playmate (Nov, 1969), dies in car crash at 29
October 04 Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer, dies at 56
October 05 Charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies
October 06 Elizabeth Bishop, poetess (North & South, Pulitzer 1956), dies at 68
October 08 June Nash, actress (Strange Cargo, Dynamite), dies at 68
October 10 Paul Paray, French composer, dies at 93
October 12 Celia Lovsky, actress (Airport, Harlow, T'Pau-Star Trek), dies at 82
October 13 Clarence Muse, actor (Sam-Casablanca), dies at 90
October 13 Rebecca Clarke, composer, dies at 93
October 17 John Stuart, actor (Number 17), dies at 81
October 17 Karel Reiner, composer, dies at 69
October 17 S J Perelman, US humorist (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 75
October 22 Jesse Bishop, murderer, dies in Nevada gas chamber
October 22 Nadia Boulanger, French composer (Lasir?ne), dies at 92
October 26 Jackie Grant, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930-35), dies
October 26 Park Chung-hee, South Korean President, assassinated
November 01 Jacques Mesrine, French "enemy of the state", shot to death
November 05 Al Capp, US cartoonist (Li'l Abner), dies at 70
November 07 Amedeo Nazzari, actor (Lure of Sila, Night of Cabiria), dies at 71
November 07 Paolo Carlini, Italian actor (It Started in Naples), dies at 53
November 08 Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), dies at 63
November 09 Lewis Charles, actor (Feather & Father Gang), dies at 59
November 10 Friedrich Thorberg, writer, dies at 71
November 12 Dimitri Tiompkin, composer, dies at 85
November 13 Rebecca Clarke, composer, dies at 93
November 14 Bill Farrimond, England cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies
November 17 John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery
November 22 Anne Vondeling, Male Dutch soc democratic party-minister, dies at 63
November 23 Merle Oberon, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), dies at 68
November 30 Joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69
November 30 Zeppo Marx, [Herbert], US comic (Marx Brothers), dies at 78
December 02 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer, dies at 72
December 04 Robert Karnes, actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62
December 07 Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, 1st woman full prof at Harvard U, dies
December 07 Mari Andriessen, sculptor (Docker), Amsterdam, dies at 82
December 07 Nicolas Born, writer, dies at 41
December 07 Prince Chahryar Shafik, Shah of Iran's nephew, murdered in Paris
December 09 Fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84
December 10 Ann Dvorak, actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67
December 10 Fulton J Sheen, bishop (Life is Worth Living), dies at 84
December 11 Claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66
December 13 Jon Hall, actor (Ramor of the Jungle), dies at 66
December 14 Nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, cricketer (2 Tests for India, avg 205), dies
December 15 Bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66
December 21 Bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies
December 22 Darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77
December 24 Dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82
December 24 Rudi [Rudolf] Dutschke, German student leader, dies at 39
December 25 Joan Blondell, actress (Real McCoys), dies at 70
December 25 Lee Bowman, actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover), dies at 64
December 27 Hafizullah Amin, president of Afghanistan (1979), murdered
December 30 Richard Rodgers, composer (Rogers & Hammerstein), dies at 77