The only names on this list are those that ring a bell with me. Thousands of people who were notable in their fields of endeavor, but unknown to me, have been excluded.
I’ve also excluded personal acquaintances of mine and local luminaries so as to avoid the embarrassment of missing a few.
In roughly chronological order of their passing, these are the people I at least vaguely remember from the world at large:
Patti Page, singer.
Richard Ben Cramer, journalist.
Conrad Bain, actor.
John Thomas, Olympic high-jumper.
James Hood, civil rights activist.
John Powers, author.
Stan Musial, baseball player.