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In the year 1983

507 Notable deaths

Karen Carpenter

American singer and musician (1950–1983).

Born March 2nd, 1950 in Yale – New Haven Hospital. [ref]

Died February 4th, 1983 at 32 years old in Downey Regional Medical Center (anorexia nervosa). [ref]

David Niven

British actor and novelist (1910-1983).

Born March 1st, 1910 in London. [ref]

Died July 29th, 1983 at 73 years old in Château-d’Oex (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). [ref]

Dennis Wilson

American musician (1944-1983).

Born December 4th, 1944 in Inglewood. [ref]

Died December 28th, 1983 at 39 years old in Marina del Rey (drowning). [ref]

Meyer Lansky

American gangster.

Born July 4th, 1902 in Hrodna.

Died January 15th, 1983 at 80 years old in Miami (lung cancer).

Carolyn Jones

American actress (1930-1983).

Born April 28th, 1930 in Amarillo. [ref]

Died August 3rd, 1983 at 53 years old in West Hollywood (colorectal cancer). [ref]

Muddy Waters

American blues musician (1913–1983).

Born April 4th, 1915 in Rolling Fork.

Died April 30th, 1983 at 68 years old in Westmont (heart failure).

Jack Dempsey

American boxer (1895-1983).

Born June 24th, 1895 in Manassa.

Died May 31st, 1983 at 87 years old in New York City (heart failure).

Anthony Blunt

British art historian and soviet spy (1907-1983).

Born September 26th, 1907 in Bournemouth. [ref]

Died March 26th, 1983 at 75 years old in London (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Buckminster Fuller

American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist.

Born July 12th, 1895 in Milton. [ref]

Died July 1st, 1983 at 87 years old in Los Angeles (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Gloria Swanson

American actress (1899-1983).

Born March 27th, 1899 in Chicago.

Died April 4th, 1983 at 84 years old in Weill Cornell Medical Center (heart failure). [ref]

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