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In the year 1990

573 Notable deaths

Roald Dahl

British writer and poet (1916–1990).

Born September 13th, 1916 in Cardiff. [ref]

Died November 23rd, 1990 at 74 years old in Oxford (myelodysplastic syndrome). [ref]


Indian guru and leader of the rajneesh movement.

Born December 11th, 1931 in Udaipura. [ref]

Died January 19th, 1990 at 58 years old in Pune (heart failure). [ref]

Ava Gardner

American actress (1922–1990).

Born December 24th, 1922 in Grabtown, Johnston County, North Carolina. [ref]

Died January 25th, 1990 at 67 years old in Westminster (pneumonia). [ref]

Stevie Ray Vaughan

American blues guitarist (1954–1990).

Born October 3rd, 1954 in Dallas. [ref]

Died August 27th, 1990 at 35 years old in East Troy (aviation accident). [ref]

Sammy Davis Jr.

American singer, dancer, actor, vaudevillian, and comedian (1925–1990).

Born December 8th, 1925 in New York City. [ref]

Died May 16th, 1990 at 64 years old in Beverly Hills (head and neck cancer). [ref]

Jim Henson

American puppeteer (1936–1990).

Born September 24th, 1936 in Greenville. [ref]

Died May 16th, 1990 at 53 years old in Manhattan (organ dysfunction, toxic shock syndrome). [ref]

Barbara Stanwyck

American actress (1907-1990).

Born July 16th, 1907 in Brooklyn. [ref]

Died January 20th, 1990 at 82 years old in Santa Monica (pulmonary emphysema). [ref]


American fashion designer (1932-1990).

Born April 23rd, 1932 in Des Moines. [ref]

Died March 26th, 1990 at 57 years old in San Francisco (cancer). [ref]

Greta Garbo

Swedish-american actress (1905-1990).

Born September 18th, 1905 in Katarina church parish. [ref]

Died April 15th, 1990 at 84 years old in New York City (pneumonia, kidney failure). [ref]

Leonard Bernstein

American conductor and composer (1918–1990).

Born August 25th, 1918 in Lawrence. [ref]

Died October 14th, 1990 at 72 years old in New York City (pneumonia). [ref]

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