Famous Deaths in June 2005

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1st George Mikan, American basketball player, dies at 80

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • 2nd Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian Nordic combined skier and sports official (b. 1930)
  • 2nd Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and teacher (b. 1950)
  • 2nd Melita Norwood, British spy (b. 1912)
  • 3rd Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader, writer, and lawyer (b. 1945)
  • 5th Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Mexican politician (b. 1949)
  • 5th Susi Nicoletti, German actress (b. 1918)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

6th Anne Bancroft, American actress, dies from uterine cancer at 73

Actress Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
  • 6th Dana Elcar, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 6th Maya Kopitseva, Russian painter of the Leningrad school, dies at 81
  • 10th Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer (b. 1915)
  • 11th Vasco Gonçalves, Portuguese general (b. 1922)
  • 12th Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 13th Jonathan Adams, English actor (b. 1931)
  • 13th Álvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer (b. 1913)
  • 13th David Diamond, American composer (b. 1915)
  • 13th Lane Smith, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 14th Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor (b. 1914)
  • 14th Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (b. 1924)
  • 15th Suzanne Flon, French actress (b. 1918)
  • 16th Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (b. 1906)
  • 17th Sam Loeb, comic book writer (b. 1988)
  • 17th Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (b. 1962)
  • 18th Syed Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (b. 1914)
  • 18th Manuel Sadosky, Argentine mathematician (b. 1914)

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20th Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer and Nobel laureate, dies at 81

Engineer Jack Kilby
Jack Kilby
  • 20th Larry Collins, American writer (b. 1929)
  • 21st Jaime Cardinal Sin, Filipino Catholic Archbishop of Manila (b. 1928)
  • 23rd Shana Alexander, American columnist (b. 1926)
  • 23rd Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (b. 1925)
  • 24th Paul Winchell, American voice actor and ventriloquist (b. 1922)
  • 24th Hakham Yedidia Shofet, Former chief rabbi of Iran (b. 1908)
  • 25th John Fiedler, American Actor (b. 1925)
  • 26th Richard Whiteley, British television game show host (b. 1943)
  • 27th Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
  • 27th Frank Harte, Traditional Irish Singer and song collector
  • 27th John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
  • 27th Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran (b. 1914)
  • 27th Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)
  • 28th Brenda Howard, American LGBT activist (b. 1946)
  • 30th Christopher Fry, English playwright (The Lady's Not for Burning), dies at 97