Famous Deaths in 2006

Deaths 1 - 200 of 621

  • Jan 1st Harry Magdoff, American magazine editor (b. 1913)
  • Jan 1st Hugh McLaughlin, Irish publisher and inventor (b. 1918)
  • Jan 1st Dawn Lake, Australian TV comedienne (b. 1927)
  • Jan 1st Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks) (b. 1956)
  • Jan 2nd Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (b. 1913)
  • Jan 3rd Bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)
  • Jan 3rd Steve Rogers, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1954)
  • Jan 4th Irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912)
  • Jan 4th Robert Howard White, Mayor of Papatoetoe, New Zealand (b. 1914)
  • Jan 4th Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai (b. 1946)
  • Jan 5th Lord Merlyn-Rees, British politician (b. 1920)
  • Jan 6th Lou Rawls, American singer (b. 1933)
  • Jan 6th Hugh Thompson, Jr., decorated Vietnam War helicopter pilot (b. 1943)
  • Jan 7th Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912)
  • Jan 8th Tony Banks, British politician (b. 1943)
  • Jan 9th Andy Caldecott, Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1964)
  • Jan 9th Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor, director (b. 1937)
  • Jan 11th Markus Löffel (Mark Spoon), German DJ (b. 1966)
  • Jan 11th Nixzmary Brown, American child abuse victim (b. 1998)
  • Jan 13th Frank Fixaris, American sportscaster (b. 1934)
  • Jan 13th Marc Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)

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Jan 14th Shelley Winters, American actress, dies at 85

  • Jan 14th Henri Colpi, French film editor and director (b. 1921)
  • Jan 14th Jim Gary, American sculptor (b. 1939)
  • Jan 14th Mark Philo, English footballer (b. 1984)
  • Jan 15th Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1926)
  • Jan 16th Stanley Biber, American physician, pioneer of transgender surgery, (b. 1923)
  • Jan 17th Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (b. 1930)
  • Jan 17th Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (b. 1925)
  • Jan 18th Jan Twardowski, Polish poet (b. 1915)
  • Jan 19th Anthony Franciosa, American actor (b. 1928)
  • Jan 19th Aoun Al-Sharif Qasim, Sudanese writer and Islamic scholar (b. 1933)
  • Jan 19th Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricket player (b. 1921)

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Jan 19th Wilson Pickett, American singer (b. 1941)

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • Jan 21st Ibrahim Rugova, President of Kosovo (b. 1944)
  • Jan 21st Bedanand Jha, Nepalese politician
  • Jan 23rd Chris McKinstry, Canadian scientist (b. 1967)
  • Jan 24th Fayard Nicholas, American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers (b. 1914)
  • Jan 24th Schafik Handal, Salvadoran politician
  • Jan 24th Chris Penn, American actor (b. 1965)
  • Jan 26th Khan Abdul Wali Khan, Pakistani opposition leader and Pashtun nationalist (b. 1917)
  • Jan 26th Len Carlson, Canadian actor (b. 1937)
  • Jan 26th Carol Lambrino, son of Carol II of Romania and Zizi Lambrino (b. 1920)
  • Jan 27th Johannes Rau, 8th President of Germany (b. 1931)
  • Jan 27th Gene McFadden, American singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
  • Jan 27th Jean-Christophe Lafaille, French mountaineer (disappeared) (b. 1965)
  • Jan 28th Yitzchak Kaduri, rabbi (b. around 1900)
  • Jan 28th Henry McGee, English comedian (b. 1929)
  • Jan 30th Coretta Scott King, American activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 1927)
  • Jan 31st Moira Shearer, Scottish actress (The Red Shoes) and ballerina (b. 1926)
  • Feb 1st Dick Bass, American football player (b. 1937)
  • Feb 1st Bryce Harland, New Zealand diplomat (b. 1931)
  • Feb 3rd Al Lewis, American actor (b. 1923)

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Feb 4th Betty Friedan, American writer and feminist, dies of congestive heart failure at 85

  • Feb 4th Myron Waldman, American animator (b. 1908)
  • Feb 5th Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actress and comedian (b. 1930)
  • Feb 5th Franklin Cover, American actor (b. 1928)
  • Feb 7th Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (b. 1914)
  • Feb 8th Elton Dean, English musician (Soft Machine) (b. 1945)
  • Feb 8th Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer (b. 1914)
  • Feb 9th Freddie Laker, British airline entrepreneur (b. 1922)
  • Feb 9th Nadira, Indian actress (b. 1932)
  • Feb 10th J Dilla, American rapper/producer (b. 1974)
  • Feb 10th Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (b. 1947)
  • Feb 11th Jockey Shabalala, South African singer (b. 1943)

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Feb 11th Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • Feb 11th Jackie Pallo, wrestler (b. 1926)
  • Feb 13th Andreas Katsulas, Greek-American actor (b. 1946)
  • Feb 13th Peter Frederick Strawson, British philosopher (b. 1919)
  • Feb 14th Shoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)
  • Feb 14th Lynden David Hall, British singer (b. 1974)
  • Feb 14th Darry Cowl, French musician and actor (b. 1925)
  • Feb 16th Johnny Grunge, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • Feb 16th Ernie Stautner, German-born American football player (b. 1925)
  • Feb 17th Ray Barretto, Puerto Rican musician (b. 1929)
  • Feb 17th Bill Cowsill, American singer (The Cowsills) (b. 1948)
  • Feb 18th Richard Bright, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Feb 20th Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (b. 1919)
  • Feb 20th Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (b. 1920)
  • Feb 22nd Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (b. 1961)
  • Feb 22nd Hilde Domin [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, dies at 96
  • Feb 23rd Benno Besson, Swiss actor and film director (b. 1922)
  • Feb 23rd Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)
  • Feb 24th Octavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (b. 1947)
  • Feb 24th Don Knotts, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Feb 24th John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • Feb 24th Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (b. 1925)
  • Feb 24th Dennis Weaver, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Feb 25th Darren McGavin, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Feb 25th Charlie Wayman, English footballer (b. 1922)
  • Feb 27th Otis Chandler, American newspaper publisher (b. 1927)
  • Feb 27th Robert Lee Scott, Jr., U.S. General, Flying Tiger, and author (b. 1908)
  • Feb 27th Linda Smith, British comedian (b. 1958)
  • Feb 28th Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)
  • Mar 1st Harry Browne, American politician and author (b. 1933)
  • Mar 1st Johnny Jackson, American musician (b. 1951)
  • Mar 1st Peter Osgood, English footballer (b. 1947)
  • Mar 2nd Milton Katims, American violist and conductor (b. 1909)
  • Mar 2nd Jack Wild, British actor (b. 1952)
  • Mar 3rd Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (b. 1923)
  • Mar 3rd William Herskovic, Holocaust hero and philanthropist (b. 1914)
  • Mar 4th John Reynolds Gardiner, American engineer (b. 1944)
  • Mar 4th Dave Rose, American artist (b. 1910)
  • Mar 4th Edgar Valter, Estonian illustrator/cartoonist (b. 1929)
  • Mar 4th Roman Ogaza, Polish footballer (b. 1952)

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Mar 5th Richard Kuklinski, American Mafia hit man, dies at 70

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • Mar 6th Anne Braden, American civil rights activist (b. 1924)
  • Mar 6th King Floyd, American musician (b. 1945)

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Mar 6th Kirby Puckett, American baseball player, dies of a stroke at 45

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • Mar 6th Dana Reeve, American actress, wife of Christopher Reeve (b. 1961)
  • Mar 6th King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), dies at 61
  • Mar 7th Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician (b. 1939)
  • Mar 7th Gordon Parks, photographer (b. 1912)
  • Mar 7th John Junkin, British performer (b. 1930)
  • Mar 8th Brian Barratt-Boyes, New Zealand heart surgeon (b. 1924)
  • Mar 9th John Profumo, British cabinet minister (b. 1915)
  • Mar 9th Geir Ivarsøy, Norwegian programmer, co-founder of Opera Software ASA (b. 1957)
  • Mar 10th Anna Moffo, American soprano (b. 1932)
  • Mar 11th Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1931)

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Mar 11th Slobodan Milošević, President of Serbia and of Yugoslavia (b. 1941)

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • Mar 12th Victor Sokolov, Russian dissident journalist and priest (b. 1947)
  • Mar 13th Maureen Stapleton, American actress (b. 1925)
  • Mar 13th Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (b. 1921)
  • Mar 13th Peter Tomarken, American game show host (Press Your Luck) (b. 1942)
  • Mar 13th Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish footballer (b. 1944)
  • Mar 14th Ann Calvello, Roller Derby Queen (b. 1929)
  • Mar 14th Lennart Meri, former president of Estonia (b. 1929)
  • Mar 15th George Rallis, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1918)
  • Mar 15th Red Storey, Canadian football player and hockey referee (b. 1918)
  • Mar 16th David Feintuch, American sci-fi author (b. 1944)
  • Mar 17th Bob Blue, American singer/songwriter (b. 1948)
  • Mar 17th Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (b. 1913)
  • Mar 17th Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (b. 1913)
  • Mar 17th Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor (b. 1955)
  • Mar 18th Bill Beutel, American journalist (b. 1930)
  • Mar 18th Michael Attwell, British actor (b. 1943)
  • Mar 18th Dan Gibson, musician (b. 1922)
  • Mar 22nd Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (b. 1921)
  • Mar 22nd Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (b. 1937)
  • Mar 23rd David B. Bleak, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1932)
  • Mar 23rd Desmond Doss, American soldier and first conscientious objector Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)
  • Mar 23rd Cindy Walker, American singer, songwriter and dancer (b. 1918)
  • Mar 24th Lynne Perrie, English actress (b. 1931)
  • Mar 25th Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • Mar 25th Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916)
  • Mar 25th Buck Owens, American singer and television personality (b. 1929)
  • Mar 26th Anil Biswas, Indian politician (b. 1944)
  • Mar 26th Paul Dana, American race car driver (b. 1975)
  • Mar 26th Nikki Sudden, British singer/songwriter (b. 1956)
  • Mar 27th Dan Curtis, American television producer and director (b. 1928)
  • Mar 27th Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (b. 1925)
  • Mar 27th Stanisław Lem, Polish writer (b. 1921)
  • Mar 27th Ruari McLean, British typographer (b. 1917)
  • Mar 27th Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan (b. 1924)
  • Mar 28th Caspar Weinberger, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1917)
  • Mar 28th Charles Schepens, American ophthalmologist (b. 1912)
  • Mar 28th Kevin Pro Hart, Australian artist (b. 1928)
  • Mar 28th Proinsias Ó Maonaigh, Irish musician (b. 1922)
  • Mar 29th Salvador Elizondo, Mexican writer (b. 1932)
  • Mar 30th Red Hickey, American football coach (b. 1917)
  • Mar 31st Jackie McLean, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1931 or 1932)
  • Apr 1st In Tam, Cambodian politician (b. 1916)
  • Apr 2nd Nina Schenk von Stauffenberg, German wife of Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg (b. 1913)
  • Apr 5th Gene Pitney, American singer (b. 1941)
  • Apr 6th Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
  • Apr 6th Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite (b. 1917)
  • Apr 8th Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1923)
  • Apr 9th Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player, coach, and official (b. 1916)
  • Apr 9th Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)
  • Apr 9th Robin Orr, Scottish composer, dies at 96
  • Apr 11th June Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters) (b. 1953)
  • Apr 11th Proof, American rapper (D12) (b. 1973)
  • Apr 12th Dr. Rajkumar, Kannada language film actor/singer (India)(b. 1929)
  • Apr 12th Puggy Pearson, American poker player (b. 1929)
  • Apr 13th Bill Baker, American baseball player (b. 1911)

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Apr 13th Muriel Spark, Scottish author, dies at 88

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark
  • Apr 14th Mahmut Bakalli, Kosovo politician (b. 1936)
  • Apr 16th Francisco Adam, Portuguese actor and model (b. 1983)
  • Apr 19th Scott Crossfield, American pilot, first man to fly at Mach 2 (b. 1921)
  • Apr 19th Zola Levitt, Messianic Jewish preacher (b. 1938)
  • Apr 20th Anna Svidersky (b. 1988)
  • Apr 21st T.K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922)
  • Apr 21st Telê Santana, Brazilian football manager (b. 1931)
  • Apr 22nd Alida Valli, Italian actress (b. 1921)
  • Apr 23rd Johnnie Checketts, New Zealand fighter pilot (b. 1912)
  • Apr 24th Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1927)
  • Apr 24th Moshe Teitelbaum, Hassidic rabbi (b. 1914)
  • Apr 24th Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)
  • Apr 25th Jane Jacobs, American-born Canadian urbanist (b. 1916)
  • Apr 27th Julia Thorne, ex-wife of John Kerry (b. 1944)

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Apr 29th John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (b. 1908)

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Apr 30th Lawrence Patrick, Biomechanics Professor, crash test subject
  • Apr 30th Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian novelist
  • May 1st Big Hawk, American rapper (b.1969)
  • May 1st Johnny Paris, American saxophonist (Johnny and the Hurricanes) (b. 1940)
  • May 1st Rob Lacey, Christian Author. (b. 1962)
  • May 2nd Louis Rukeyser, American columnist (b. 1933)
  • May 3rd Karel Appel, Dutch painter (b. 1921)
  • May 3rd Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician (b. 1949)
  • May 3rd Earl Woods, Athlete and father of Tiger Woods (b. 1932)