Famous Deaths in 2005

Deaths 1 - 200 of 651

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

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

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

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

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Feb 10th Arthur Miller, American playwright, dies at 89

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • Feb 11th Jack L. Chalker, American author (b. 1944)
  • Feb 12th Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (b. 1964)
  • Feb 12th Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night) , dies at 61
  • Feb 13th Nelson Briles, baseball player (b. 1943)
  • Feb 13th Lúcia Santos, Carmelite nun and Fatima visionary (b. 1907)
  • Feb 13th Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (b. 1917)
  • Feb 13th Dick Weber, American professional bowler (b. 1929)
  • Feb 13th Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist (b. 1965)
  • Feb 14th Najai Turpin, American boxer
  • Feb 14th Rafik Hariri, Lebanese politician and billionaire businessman (b. 1944)
  • Feb 15th Samuel Francis, American journalist (b. 1947)
  • Feb 15th Pierre Bachelet, French singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • Feb 16th Nicole DeHuff, American actress (pneumonia) (b. 1975)
  • Feb 16th Queen Narriman, second and last wife of King Farouk and mother of their only child King Fuad II
  • Feb 17th Dan O'Herlihy, Irish actor (b. 1919)
  • Feb 17th Omar Sivori, Argentine footballer (b. 1935)
  • Feb 20th Sandra Dee, American actress (b. 1944)
  • Feb 20th John Raitt, American actor (b. 1917)
  • Feb 20th Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (b. 1937)
  • Feb 20th Tom Willmore, English geometer (b. 1919)
  • Feb 20th Pam Bricker, American jazz singer and Thievery Corporation vocalist (b. 1954)
  • Feb 21st Ara Berberian, American opera singer (b. 1930)
  • Feb 21st Gérard Bessette, Quebec novelist and poet (b. 1920)
  • Feb 21st Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Cuban novelist (b. 1929)
  • Feb 21st Eugene Scott, American religious broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • Feb 22nd Zdzisław Beksiński, Polish artist (b. 1929)
  • Feb 22nd Simone Simon, French actress (b. 1910)
  • Feb 22nd Lee Eun Ju, Korean actress (b. 1980)
  • Feb 25th Peter Benenson, English founder of Amnesty International (b. 1921)
  • Feb 26th Jef Raskin, American computer scientist (b. 1943)
  • Mar 1st Peter Malkin Israeli secret agent (b. 1927)
  • Mar 2nd Rick Mahler, American baseball player (b. 1953)
  • Mar 2nd Martin Denny, American musician (Exotica), dies at 93
  • Mar 3rd Max M. Fisher, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
  • Mar 4th Nicola Calipari, Italian secret service agent (b. 1953)
  • Mar 4th Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
  • Mar 4th Una Hale, Australian soprano (b. 1922)
  • Mar 4th Yuriy Kravchenko, Ukrainian statesman (b. 1951)
  • Mar 4th Carlos Sherman, Uruguayan-born writer (b. 1934)
  • Mar 6th Tommy Vance, British radio disc jockey (b. 1943)
  • Mar 6th Danny Gardella, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • Mar 6th Teresa Wright, American actress (b. 1918)
  • Mar 6th Hans Bethe, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • Mar 7th John Box, British film production designer and art director (b. 1920)
  • Mar 7th Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (b. 1950)
  • Mar 8th Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen leader (b. 1951)
  • Mar 8th César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (b. 1924)
  • Mar 9th Chris LeDoux, American country singer (b. 1948)
  • Mar 9th Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (b. 1912)
  • Mar 9th Jeanette Schmid, Austrian professional whistler; aka Baroness Lips von Lipstrill (b. 1924)
  • Mar 9th István Nyers, Hungarian footballer (b. 1924)
  • Mar 10th Dave Allen, Irish comedian (b. 1936)
  • Mar 10th Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) (b. 1951)
  • Mar 12th Bill Cameron, Canadian journalist (b. 1943)
  • Mar 12th Stavros Koujioumtzis, Greek songwriter (b. 1932)
  • Mar 15th Bob Bellear, Australian judge (b. 1944)
  • Mar 15th Shoji Nishio, Japanese martial artist (b. 1927)
  • Mar 16th Todd Bell, American football player (b. 1958)
  • Mar 16th Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (b. 1914)
  • Mar 16th Anthony George, American TV actor (b. 1921)
  • Mar 16th Allan Hendrickse, South African politician (b. 1927)
  • Mar 16th Dick Radatz, American baseball player (b. 1937)
  • Mar 17th George F. Kennan, American Cold War strategist and historian (b. 1904)
  • Mar 17th Andre Norton, American writer (b. 1912)
  • Mar 19th John De Lorean, American automobile engineer (b. 1925)
  • Mar 20th Armand Lohikoski, Finnish film director (b. 1912)
  • Mar 21st Barney Martin, American actor (b. 1923)
  • Mar 21st Bobby Short, American singer (b. 1924)
  • Mar 22nd Kenzo Tange, Japanese architect (b. 1913)
  • Mar 25th Paul Henning, American TV/film producer and writer (b. 1911)
  • Mar 26th James Callaghan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1912)
  • Mar 26th Gérard Filion, Quebec businessman and journalist (b. 1909)
  • Mar 26th Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)
  • Mar 26th Marius Russo, American baseball player (b. 1914)
  • Mar 27th Wilfred Bigelow, Canadian heart surgeon (b. 1913)
  • Mar 27th Bob Casey, American baseball announcer (b. 1925)
  • Mar 27th Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist (b. 1921)
  • Mar 28th Dame Moura Lympany, British pianist (b. 1916)
  • Mar 29th Johnnie Cochran, American lawyer (b. 1937)
  • Mar 29th Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (b. 1968)
  • Mar 29th Miltos Sahtouris, Greek poet (b. 1919)
  • Mar 30th Emil Dimitrov, Bulgarian singer (b. 1940)
  • Mar 30th Robert Creeley, American poet (b. 1926)
  • Mar 30th Milton Green, American athlete (b. 1913)
  • Mar 30th Fred Korematsu, American civil rights activist (b. 1919)
  • Mar 30th O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and cartoonist (b. 1930)
  • Mar 30th Derrick Plourde, American drummer (b. 1971)
  • Mar 31st Stanley J. Korsmeyer, American oncologist (b. 1951)
  • Mar 31st Frank Perdue, American poultry farmer (b. 1920)
  • Mar 31st Terri Schiavo, American figure in right to die case (b. 1963)
  • Mar 31st Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician (b. 1905)
  • Apr 1st Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist and composer (b. 1915)
  • Apr 1st Harald Juhnke, German entertainer (b. 1929)
  • Apr 1st Jack Keller, American songwriter (b. 1936)
  • Apr 1st Robert Coldwell Wood, American educator (b. 1923)