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PASSINGS : A look back at some of the world figures who died in 1993:

January 04, 1994|Times researcher JANET LUNDBLAD

Jozsef Antall, 61, who was elected Hungarian prime minister in 1990 in the first multi-party elections in Eastern Europe since World War II. In December, from cancer.

King Baudouin I, 62, presided for 42 years over Belgium, a nation of 10 million people actually governed by a parliament. In July, from an apparent heart attack.

Cantiflas, 81, born Mario Moreno, was Latin America's most celebrated comic actor. He was known for his character el peladito , a slum dweller blessed with wit and good luck. In April, from cancer.

Fredrico Fellini, 73, five-time Academy Award-winning director whose movies could be defined in a single word, "Fellini-esque," evoking carnival-like imagery, leering gargoyle faces and sumptuous decadence. In October, from cardiac arrest.

Felix Houphouet-Boigny, 88, president of Ivory Coast, was Africa's longest serving leader, having taken office in 1960. Dec. 7, from prostate cancer.

Mohammed Khan Junejo, 61, Pakistani prime minister (1985-88) and president of the Pakistan Muslim League, whose demands for a homeland for Indian Muslims led to the subcontinent's 1947 partition. In March, reportedly from leukemia.

Rudolf Nureyev, 54, generally viewed as the greatest male dancer of the 20th Century, was famous for his catlike leaps on stage and his political leap to freedom from the former Soviet Union. In January, from complications of AIDS.

Turgut Ozal, 66, who, first as prime minister and then as president, led Turkey through a remarkable decade of change. He allied with the West during the Persian Gulf War and applied for EC membership. In April, from heart failure.

Ranasinghe Premadasa, 68, president of Sri Lanka, who sought peace for the strife-torn nation of 16 million as prime minister and later president. Assassinated at a May Day rally.

Jeanne Sauve, 70, Canada's first woman governor general (1984-90) and Speaker of the House of Commons (1980-84). In January, from undisclosed causes.

Oliver Tambo, 75, a beloved black liberation leader in South Africa who piloted the African National Congress during its three difficult decades in exile. In April, from a stroke.

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