Died in 1982

Jan 1 Roberts Ancāns an Obersturmführer in the Waffen SS during World War He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.
Jan 1 Victor Buono an American actor and comic most famous for playing the villain King Tut on the television series Batman. He was a busy actor from his late teens until his death at age 43, and with his large size and sonorous voice, he made a career of playing men much older than himself
Jan 1 Frano Kršinić a renowned Croatian sculptor. Along with Ivan Meštrović and Antun Augustinčić he is considered one of the three most important Croatian sculptors of the 20th century. His most widely known work is the statue of Nikola Tesla installed at the Niagara Falls State Park, United States and an identical copy of the monument in front the building of the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade
Jan 3 Fritz Laband a German footballer. He was born in Hindenburg
Jan 3 Tommy Bryant an American jazz double-bassist.
Jan 5 Hans Conried an American character actor, very active in voice-over roles and comedian, best known for providing the voices of Walt Disney's George Darling, and Captain Hook in Peter Pan , for playing the title role in The 5,000 Fingers of T, Miller on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Professor Kropotkin on the radio and film versions of My Friend Irma and for his work as Uncle Tonoose on Danny Thomas's sitcom Make Room for Daddy.
Jan 5 Edmund Herring a senior Australian Army officer during the Second World War, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria. A Rhodes scholar, Herring was at New College, Oxford, when the First World War broke out and served with the Royal Field Artillery on the Macedonian front, for which he was awarded the Military Cross and Distinguished Service Order. After the war he carved out a successful career as a barrister and King's Counsel. He also joined the Australian Army, rising to the rank of colonel by 1939
Jan 5 Harvey Lembeck an American comedic actor best remembered for his role as Cpl. Rocco Barbella on The Phil Silvers Show in the late 1950s, and as the stumbling, overconfident outlaw biker Eric Von Zipper in beach party movies during the 1960s. He also turned in noteworthy performances in both the stage and screen versions of Stalag 17. He was the father of actor/director Michael Lembeck and actress Helaine Lembeck
Jan 8 Grégoire Aslan an ethnic Armenian actor.
Jan 8 Reta Shaw an American character actress known for playing authoritative women, housekeepers, and domineering wives, especially on television. She was a graduate of the Leland Powers School of the Theater in Boston, Massachusetts
Jan 10 Paul Lynde an American comedian and actor.
Jan 11 Jiro Horikoshi the chief engineer of many Japanese fighter designs of World War II, including the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter.
Jan 12 Joseph Charles Bequaert an American naturalist of Belgian origin, born 24 May 1886 in Torhout and died on 12 January 1982 in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Jan 13 Marcel Camus a French film director. He is best known for Orfeu Negro , which won the Golden Palm at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival and the 1960 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Jan 13 Arland D. Williams Jr. a passenger aboard Air Florida Flight 90, which crashed on take-off in Washington, D.C., on January 13, 1982, killing 78 people. One of just six people to survive the crash, he helped the other five escape the sinking plane before succumbing to his injuries
Jan 15 Red Smith (sportswriter) an American sportswriter who rose to become one of America's most widely read sports columnists.
Jan 17 Osvaldo Zubeldía a football player and an influential Argentine coach.
Jan 17 Varlam Shalamov a Russian writer, journalist, poet and Gulag survivor.
Jan 18 Huang Xianfan a Chinese historian, ethnologist and educator.
Jan 19 Marya Zaturenska an American lyric poet, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1938.
Jan 19 Elis Regina a singer of Brazilian popular music. She became nationally renowned in 1965, after singing "Arrastão" in the first edition of TV Excelsior festival song contest, and soon joined O Fino da Bossa, a television program on TV Record. Elis was noted for her vocalization, as well as for her personal interpretation and performances in shows. She recorded several successful compositions, such as "Como nossos pais" , "Upa Neguinho" , "Madalena" , "Casa no Campo" , "Águas de Março" , "Atrás da porta" , "O bêbado e a equilibrista" , "Conversando no bar" , etc. Her premature death, at the age of 36, shocked Brazil. Elis Regina is regarded as the best Brazilian singer of all time by many critics, musicians, and commentators
Jan 19 Leopold Trepper an organizer of the Soviet spy ring Rote Kapelle prior to and during World War II.
Jan 22 Eduardo Frei Montalva a Chilean political leader. In his long political career, he was Minister of Public Works, president of his Christian Democratic Party, senator, President of the Senate, and the 28th president of Chile from 1964 to 1970. His eldest son, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, also became president of Chile
Jan 22 Pantelis Zervos a Greek theatrical and a film actor.
Jan 22 Tommy Tucker (singer) an American blues singer-songwriter and pianist. He is best known for the 1964 hit song, "Hi-Heel Sneakers", that went to 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and peaked at 23 in the UK Singles Chart
Jan 24 Alfredo Ovando Candía a Bolivian president and dictator , general and political figure.
Jan 24 Karol Borsuk a Polish mathematician. His main interest was topology
Jan 25 Mikhail Suslov a Soviet statesman during the Cold War. He served as Second Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1965, and as unofficial Chief Ideologue of the Party until his death in 1982. Suslov was responsible for party democracy and the power separation within the Communist Party. His hardline attitude toward change made him one of the foremost anti-reformist Soviet leaders
Jan 26 Jack Owens (singer-songwriter) known as "The Cruising Crooner" because of his unique showmanship of cruising through mostly female audiences attending the live Breakfast Club broadcasts, and crooning love ballads to the blushing and giggling women, often singing directly to them, one at a time, sitting on their laps, and nuzzling close to them.
Jan 27 Trần Văn Hương a South Vietnamese politician. He was the penultimate president of South Vietnam prior to its surrender to the communist forces of North Vietnam
Jan 27 Frank John William Goldsmith a young third-class passenger of the RMS Titanic and a survivor of the sinking in 1912. He later wrote a book about his experiences on the ship, which featured in the documentary, Titanic: The Legend Lives On
Jan 27 Alexander Abusch According to another source, Abusch was born in a Jewish family in Cracow. He was a German journalist, non-fiction writer, and politician. Abusch joined the Communist Party of Germany in 1918. He was editor of several KPD publications. In 1937, he became part of the exiled KPD leadership in Paris, later in Toulouse. In 1941, he moved to Mexico, where he became a member of the Free Germany Movement. Between 1948 to 1950 he was part of the party leadership of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany. Between 1958 and 1961 he served as Minister of Culture of the German Democratic Republic
Jan 28 Veli Merikoski a professor in the University of Helsinki and once the Minister for Foreign Affairs representing People's Party.
Jan 29 Palden Thondup Namgyal the 12th and last Chogyal of Sikkim.
Jan 30 Stanley Holloway an English stage and film actor, comedian, singer, poet and monologist. He was famous for his comic and character roles on stage and screen, especially that of Alfred Doolittle in My Fair Lady. He was also renowned for his comic monologues and songs which he performed and recorded throughout most of his 70-year career
Jan 30 Victor Glushkov the founding father of information technology in the Soviet Union , and one of the founders of Cybernetics. He was born in Rostov-on-Don, Russian SFSR, in the family of a mining engineer. He graduated from Rostov State University in 1948, and in 1952 proposed solutions to Hilbert's fifth problem and defended his thesis in Moscow State University
Jan 30 Lightnin' Hopkins an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional pianist, from Houston, Texas. Rolling Stone magazine included Hopkins at number 71 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time
Jan 31 Norman Whitley a British Army officer, judge and silver medalist in Lacrosse at the 1908 Summer Olympics.
Feb 1 Mimi Sodré a Brazilian scout and football striker, who played for the Brazilian national team.
Feb 1 Erwin Vierow an infantry General in the German army who was the commander of German forces in northwest France during World War II.
Feb 2 Otto Ites a Kapitänleutnant with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and later a Konteradmiral with the Bundesmarine. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership
Feb 2 Paul Desruisseaux a Canadian lawyer, businessman, and politician.
Feb 2 Paulino Frydman a Polish chess master.
Feb 4 Sue Carol an American actress and talent agent. While at a social function in Los Angeles in 1927, a director offered her a part in a film. She took it and began playing minor parts. Carol's film career lasted from the late 1920s into the 1930s, and when it ended she became a talent agent; one of her clients was Alan Ladd, to whom she was married from 1942 until his death in 1964
Feb 4 Georg Konrad Morgen an SS judge and lawyer who investigated crimes committed in Nazi concentration camps. He rose to the rank of SS-Sturmbannführer. After the war, Morgen continued his legal career and died on 4 February 1982
Feb 4 M. Srikantha a leading Ceylon Tamil civil servant.
Feb 4 Alex Harvey (musician) a Scottish blues/rock musician. Although Harvey's career spanned almost three decades he is best remembered as the frontman of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, with whom he built a reputation as an exciting live performer during the era of glam rock in the 1970s
Feb 5 Neil Aggett a white South African medical doctor and trade union organiser who died whilst in detention after being arrested by the South African Security Police.
Feb 6 Ben Nicholson a British painter of abstract compositions , landscape and still-life.
Feb 8 John Hay Whitney U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, publisher of the New York Herald Tribune, and president of the Museum of Modern Art. He was a member of the Whitney family