Famous Deaths in 2005

Deaths 1 - 200 of 654

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Jan 1 Shirley Chisholm, 1st African American Congresswoman and presidential candidate (b. 1924)

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm
  • Jan 1 Hugh Lawson, 6th Baron Burnham, British newspaperman (b. 1931)
  • Jan 1 Eugene J. Martin, American painter, artist (b. 1938)
  • Jan 1 Bob Matsui, American politician (b. 1941)
  • Jan 1 Hugh Davies, English composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 2 Maclyn McCarty, American geneticist (b. 1911)
  • Jan 2 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (b. 1913)
  • Jan 2 Edo Murtić, Croatian painter (b. 1921)
  • Jan 2 Frank Kelly Freas, American artist (b. 1922)
  • Jan 2 Ronald 'Bo' Ginn, American politician (b. 1934)
  • Jan 3 Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (b. 1917)
  • Jan 3 Will Eisner, American comic book artist (b. 1917)
  • Jan 3 JN Dixit, Indian government official (b. 1936)
  • Jan 4 Alton Tobey, American artist (b. 1914)
  • Jan 4 Robert Heilbroner, American economist (b. 1919)
  • Jan 4 Frank Harary, American mathematician (b. 1921)
  • Jan 4 Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • Jan 4 Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (b. 1927)
  • Jan 4 Humphrey Carpenter, English author (b. 1946)
  • Jan 5 Danny Sugerman, American music manager (The Doors) (b. 1954)
  • Jan 6 Louis Robichaud, Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1925)
  • Jan 6 Lois Hole, Lt. Governor of Alberta (b. 1933)
  • Jan 7 Pierre Daninos, French novelist (b. 1913)
  • Jan 7 Eileen Desmond, Irish politician (b. 1932)
  • Jan 8 Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (b. 1952)
  • Jan 8 Warren Spears, American choreographer and dancer
  • Jan 8 Michel Thomas, Polish linguist (b. 1914)
  • Jan 9 Gonzalo Gavira, Mexican film sound technician (b. 1925)
  • Jan 10 Gene Baylos, American comedian (b. 1906)
  • Jan 10 Margherita Carosio, Italian soprano (b. 1908)
  • Jan 10 James Forman, American civil rights leader (b. 1928)
  • Jan 10 Kalevi Hämäläinen, Finnish cross country skier (b. 1932)
  • Jan 10 Erwin Hillier, British cinematographer (b. 1911)
  • Jan 10 Jack Horner, American sports journalist (b. 1912)
  • Jan 10 Joséphine-Charlotte, Grandduchess of Luxembourg (b. 1927)
  • Jan 10 Metropolitan Wasyly Fedak, primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (b. 1909)
  • Jan 11 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (b. 1913)
  • Jan 11 Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1938)
  • Jan 11 James Griffin, American musician (Bread) (b. 1943)
  • Jan 11 Fabrizio Meoni, Italian motorcyclist (b. 1957)
  • Jan 12 Alessia di Matteo, first survivor of eight transplants in one operation (b. 2003)
  • Jan 12 Amrish Puri, Indian actor (b. 1932)
  • Jan 12 Edmund S. Valtman, Estonian-born cartoonist (b. 1914)
  • Jan 13 Earl Cameron, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1915)
  • Jan 13 Nell Rankin, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1924)
  • Jan 14 Charlotte MacLeod, American writer (b. 1922)
  • Jan 14 Conroy Maddox, English painter (b. 1912)
  • Jan 14 Rudolph Moshammer, German fashion designer (b. 1940)
  • Jan 14 Jesús-Rafael Soto, Venezuelan kinetic artist (b. 1923)
  • Jan 15 Elizabeth Janeway, American author (b. 1913)
  • Jan 15 Ruth Warrick, American actress/singer, dies of complications from pneumonia at 89
  • Jan 15 Walter Ernsting, German author (b. 1920)
  • Jan 15 Victoria de los Angeles, Catalan soprano (b. 1923)
  • Jan 15 Deem Bristow, American video game voice actor (b. 1947)
  • Jan 15 Dan Lee, Canadian animator (b. 1969)
  • Jan 16 Marjorie Williams, American journalist (b. 1958)
  • Jan 17 Charlie Bell, Australian fast food executive (b. 1960)
  • Jan 17 Virginia Mayo, American actress (b. 1920)
  • Jan 17 Albert Schatz, American microbiologist (b. 1920)
  • Jan 17 Zhao Ziyang, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1919)
  • Jan 18 Lamont Bentley, American actor (b. 1973)
  • Jan 19 Anita Kulcsár, Hungarian handball player (b. 1976)
  • Jan 19 Bill Andersen, New Zealand communist and trade union leader (b. 1924)
  • Jan 19 K. Sello Duiker, South African novelist (b. 1974)
  • Jan 20 Per Borten, Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1913)
  • Jan 20 Roland Frye, American literary critic and theologian (b. 1921)
  • Jan 20 Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, Polish journalist, writer, and politician (b. 1913)
  • Jan 20 Miriam Louisa Rothschild, British zoologist, entomologist, and author (b. 1908)
  • Jan 21 Theun de Vries, Dutch writer (b. 1907)
  • Jan 21 John L. Hess, American journalist (b. 1917)
  • Jan 21 Parveen Babi, Indian actress (b. 1955)
  • Jan 22 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1943)
  • Jan 22 Carlo Orelli, Italian veteran of World War I (b. 1894)
  • Jan 22 Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (b. 1924)
  • Jan 22 Rose Mary Woods, American Watergate scandal figure (b. 1917)
  • Jan 23 Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare, British politician (b. 1921)
  • Jan 23 Johnny Carson, American television host (b. 1925)
  • Jan 24 June Bronhill, Australian singer (b. 1929)
  • Jan 24 Vladimir Savchenko, Ukrainian writer (b. 1933)
  • Jan 24 Chalkie White, English rugby union coach (b. 1929)
  • Jan 25 Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (b. 1923)
  • Jan 25 William Augustus Bootle, American judge (b. 1902)
  • Jan 25 Philip Johnson, American architect (b. 1906)
  • Jan 25 Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (b. 1907)
  • Jan 25 Ray Peterson, American singer (b. 1935)
  • Jan 25 Nettie Witziers-Timmer, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)
  • Jan 28 Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • Jan 28 Karen Lancaume, French actress (suicide) (b. 1973)
  • Jan 28 Jacques Villeret, French actor (b. 1951)
  • Jan 29 Eric Griffiths, Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)
  • Jan 29 Ephraim Kishon, Israeli satirst (b. 1924)
  • Jan 30 Martyn Bennet, Canadian musician (b. 1971)
  • Jan 30 Wes Wehmiller, American musician (b. 1971)
  • Feb 1 John Vernon, Canadian actor (b. 1932)
  • Feb 1 George Douglass Milne, British peer, soldier and artist dies at 95
  • Feb 2 Max Schmeling, German boxer (1930-32 World Heavyweight Champion), dies at 99
  • Feb 3 Corrado Cardinal Bafile, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1903)
  • Feb 3 Ernst Mayr, German-born biologist (b. 1904)
  • Feb 3 Zurab Zhvania, Prime Minister of Georgia (b. 1963)

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Feb 5 Gnassingbé Eyadéma, President of Togo (b. 1937)

General and President of Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma
General and President of Togo
Gnassingbé Eyadéma
  • Feb 6 Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (b. 1930)
  • Feb 6 Karl Haas, American radio presenter (b. 1913)
  • Feb 7 Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1934)
  • Feb 8 Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
  • Feb 8 Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers) (b. 1948)
  • Feb 8 Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, dies at 88

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Feb 10 Arthur Miller, American playwright, dies at 89

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • Feb 11 Jack L. Chalker, American author (b. 1944)
  • Feb 12 Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (b. 1964)
  • Feb 12 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night) , dies at 61
  • Feb 13 Nelson Briles, baseball player (b. 1943)
  • Feb 13 Lúcia Santos, Carmelite nun and Fatima visionary (b. 1907)
  • Feb 13 Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (b. 1917)
  • Feb 13 Dick Weber, American professional bowler (b. 1929)
  • Feb 13 Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist (b. 1965)
  • Feb 14 Najai Turpin, American boxer
  • Feb 14 Rafik Hariri, Lebanese politician and billionaire businessman (b. 1944)
  • Feb 15 Samuel Francis, American journalist (b. 1947)
  • Feb 15 Pierre Bachelet, French singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • Feb 16 Nicole DeHuff, American actress (pneumonia) (b. 1975)
  • Feb 16 Queen Narriman, second and last wife of King Farouk and mother of their only child King Fuad II
  • Feb 17 Dan O'Herlihy, Irish actor (b. 1919)
  • Feb 17 Omar Sivori, Argentine footballer (b. 1935)
  • Feb 20 Sandra Dee, American actress (b. 1944)
  • Feb 20 John Raitt, American actor (b. 1917)
  • Feb 20 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (b. 1937)
  • Feb 20 Tom Willmore, English geometer (b. 1919)
  • Feb 20 Pam Bricker, American jazz singer and Thievery Corporation vocalist (b. 1954)
  • Feb 21 Ara Berberian, American opera singer (b. 1930)
  • Feb 21 Gérard Bessette, Quebec novelist and poet (b. 1920)
  • Feb 21 Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Cuban novelist (b. 1929)
  • Feb 21 Eugene Scott, American religious broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • Feb 22 Zdzisław Beksiński, Polish artist (b. 1929)
  • Feb 22 Simone Simon, French actress (b. 1910)
  • Feb 22 Lee Eun Ju, Korean actress (b. 1980)
  • Feb 25 Peter Benenson, English founder of Amnesty International (b. 1921)
  • Feb 26 Jef Raskin, American computer scientist (b. 1943)
  • Mar 1 Peter Malkin Israeli secret agent (b. 1927)
  • Mar 2 Rick Mahler, American baseball player (b. 1953)
  • Mar 2 Martin Denny, American musician (Exotica), dies at 93
  • Mar 3 Max M. Fisher, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
  • Mar 4 Nicola Calipari, Italian secret service agent (b. 1953)
  • Mar 4 Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
  • Mar 4 Una Hale, Australian soprano (b. 1922)
  • Mar 4 Yuriy Kravchenko, Ukrainian statesman (b. 1951)
  • Mar 4 Carlos Sherman, Uruguayan-born writer (b. 1934)
  • Mar 6 Tommy Vance, British radio disc jockey (b. 1943)
  • Mar 6 Danny Gardella, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • Mar 6 Teresa Wright, American actress (b. 1918)
  • Mar 6 Hans Bethe, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • Mar 7 John Box, British film production designer and art director (b. 1920)
  • Mar 7 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (b. 1950)
  • Mar 8 Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen leader (b. 1951)
  • Mar 8 César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (b. 1924)
  • Mar 9 Chris LeDoux, American country singer (b. 1948)
  • Mar 9 Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (b. 1912)
  • Mar 9 Jeanette Schmid, Austrian professional whistler; aka Baroness Lips von Lipstrill (b. 1924)
  • Mar 9 István Nyers, Hungarian footballer (b. 1924)
  • Mar 10 Dave Allen, Irish comedian (b. 1936)
  • Mar 10 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) (b. 1951)
  • Mar 12 Bill Cameron, Canadian journalist (b. 1943)
  • Mar 12 Stavros Koujioumtzis, Greek songwriter (b. 1932)
  • Mar 15 Bob Bellear, Australian judge (b. 1944)
  • Mar 15 Shoji Nishio, Japanese martial artist (b. 1927)
  • Mar 16 Todd Bell, American football player (b. 1958)
  • Mar 16 Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (b. 1914)
  • Mar 16 Anthony George, American TV actor (b. 1921)
  • Mar 16 Allan Hendrickse, South African politician (b. 1927)
  • Mar 16 Dick Radatz, American baseball player (b. 1937)
  • Mar 17 George F. Kennan, American Cold War strategist and historian (b. 1904)
  • Mar 17 Andre Norton, American writer (b. 1912)
  • Mar 19 John De Lorean, American automobile engineer (b. 1925)
  • Mar 20 Armand Lohikoski, Finnish film director (b. 1912)
  • Mar 21 Barney Martin, American actor (b. 1923)
  • Mar 21 Bobby Short, American singer (b. 1924)
  • Mar 22 Kenzo Tange, Japanese architect (b. 1913)
  • Mar 25 Paul Henning, American TV/film producer and writer (b. 1911)

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Mar 26 James Callaghan, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1976-79), dies of lobar pneumonia, cardiac failure and kidney failure at 92

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • Mar 26 Gérard Filion, Quebec businessman and journalist (b. 1909)
  • Mar 26 Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)
  • Mar 26 Marius Russo, American baseball player (b. 1914)
  • Mar 27 Wilfred Bigelow, Canadian heart surgeon (b. 1913)
  • Mar 27 Bob Casey, American baseball announcer (b. 1925)
  • Mar 27 Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist (b. 1921)
  • Mar 28 Dame Moura Lympany, British pianist (b. 1916)
  • Mar 29 Johnnie Cochran, American lawyer (b. 1937)
  • Mar 29 Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (b. 1968)
  • Mar 29 Miltos Sahtouris, Greek poet (b. 1919)
  • Mar 30 Emil Dimitrov, Bulgarian singer (b. 1940)
  • Mar 30 Robert Creeley, American poet (b. 1926)
  • Mar 30 Milton Green, American athlete (b. 1913)
  • Mar 30 Fred Korematsu, American civil rights activist (b. 1919)
  • Mar 30 O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and cartoonist (b. 1930)
  • Mar 30 Derrick Plourde, American drummer (b. 1971)
  • Mar 31 Stanley J. Korsmeyer, American oncologist (b. 1951)
  • Mar 31 Frank Perdue, American poultry farmer (b. 1920)
  • Mar 31 Terri Schiavo, American figure in right to die case (b. 1963)
  • Mar 31 Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician (b. 1905)
  • Apr 1 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist and composer (b. 1915)
  • Apr 1 Harald Juhnke, German entertainer (b. 1929)