Famous Deaths in 2006

Deaths 1 - 200 of 630

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

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Jan 14 Shelley Winters, American actress, dies at 85

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

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

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

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

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

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Feb 11 Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • Feb 11 Jackie Pallo, wrestler (b. 1926)
  • Feb 13 Andreas Katsulas, Greek-American actor (b. 1946)
  • Feb 13 Peter Frederick Strawson, British philosopher (b. 1919)
  • Feb 14 Shoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)
  • Feb 14 Lynden David Hall, British singer (b. 1974)
  • Feb 14 Darry Cowl, French musician and actor (b. 1925)
  • Feb 16 Johnny Grunge, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • Feb 16 Ernie Stautner, German-born American football player (b. 1925)
  • Feb 17 Ray Barretto, Puerto Rican musician (b. 1929)
  • Feb 17 Bill Cowsill, American singer (The Cowsills), dies at 58
  • Feb 18 Richard Bright, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Feb 20 Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (b. 1919)
  • Feb 20 Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (b. 1920)
  • Feb 22 Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (b. 1961)
  • Feb 22 Hilde Domin [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, dies at 96
  • Feb 23 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and film director (b. 1922)
  • Feb 23 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)
  • Feb 24 Octavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (b. 1947)
  • Feb 24 Don Knotts, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Feb 24 John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • Feb 24 Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (b. 1925)
  • Feb 24 Dennis Weaver, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Feb 25 Darren McGavin, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Feb 25 Charlie Wayman, English footballer (b. 1922)
  • Feb 27 Otis Chandler, American newspaper publisher (b. 1927)
  • Feb 27 Robert Lee Scott, Jr., U.S. General, Flying Tiger, and author (b. 1908)
  • Feb 27 Linda Smith, British comedian (b. 1958)
  • Feb 28 Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)
  • Mar 1 Harry Browne, American politician and author (b. 1933)
  • Mar 1 Johnny Jackson, American musician (b. 1951)
  • Mar 1 Peter Osgood, English footballer (b. 1947)
  • Mar 2 Milton Katims, American violist and conductor (b. 1909)
  • Mar 2 Jack Wild, British actor (b. 1952)
  • Mar 3 Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (b. 1923)
  • Mar 3 William Herskovic, Holocaust hero and philanthropist (b. 1914)
  • Mar 4 John Reynolds Gardiner, American engineer (b. 1944)
  • Mar 4 Dave Rose, American artist (b. 1910)
  • Mar 4 Edgar Valter, Estonian illustrator/cartoonist (b. 1929)
  • Mar 4 Roman Ogaza, Polish footballer (b. 1952)

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

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

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

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

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Mar 11 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 12 Victor Sokolov, Russian dissident journalist and priest (b. 1947)
  • Mar 13 Maureen Stapleton, American actress (b. 1925)
  • Mar 13 Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (b. 1921)
  • Mar 13 Peter Tomarken, American game show host (Press Your Luck) (b. 1942)
  • Mar 13 Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish footballer (b. 1944)
  • Mar 14 Ann Calvello, Roller Derby Queen (b. 1929)
  • Mar 14 Lennart Meri, former president of Estonia (b. 1929)
  • Mar 15 George Rallis, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1918)
  • Mar 15 Red Storey, Canadian football player and hockey referee (b. 1918)
  • Mar 16 David Feintuch, American sci-fi author (b. 1944)
  • Mar 17 Bob Blue, American singer/songwriter (b. 1948)
  • Mar 17 Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (b. 1913)
  • Mar 17 Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (b. 1913)
  • Mar 17 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor (b. 1955)
  • Mar 18 Bill Beutel, American journalist (b. 1930)
  • Mar 18 Michael Attwell, British actor (b. 1943)
  • Mar 18 Dan Gibson, musician (b. 1922)
  • Mar 22 Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (b. 1921)
  • Mar 22 Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (b. 1937)
  • Mar 23 David B. Bleak, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1932)
  • Mar 23 Desmond Doss, American soldier and first conscientious objector Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)
  • Mar 23 Cindy Walker, American singer, songwriter and dancer (b. 1918)
  • Mar 24 Lynne Perrie, English actress (b. 1931)
  • Mar 25 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • Mar 25 Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916)
  • Mar 25 Buck Owens, American singer and television personality (b. 1929)
  • Mar 26 Anil Biswas, Indian politician (b. 1944)
  • Mar 26 Paul Dana, American race car driver (b. 1975)
  • Mar 26 Nikki Sudden, British singer/songwriter (b. 1956)
  • Mar 27 Dan Curtis, American television producer and director (b. 1928)
  • Mar 27 Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (b. 1925)
  • Mar 27 Stanisław Lem, Polish writer (b. 1921)
  • Mar 27 Ruari McLean, British typographer (b. 1917)
  • Mar 27 Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan (b. 1924)
  • Mar 28 Caspar Weinberger, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1917)
  • Mar 28 Charles Schepens, American ophthalmologist (b. 1912)
  • Mar 28 Kevin Pro Hart, Australian artist (b. 1928)
  • Mar 28 Proinsias Ó Maonaigh, Irish musician (b. 1922)
  • Mar 29 Salvador Elizondo, Mexican writer (b. 1932)
  • Mar 30 Red Hickey, American football coach (b. 1917)
  • Mar 31 Jackie McLean, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1931 or 1932)
  • Apr 1 In Tam, Cambodian politician (b. 1916)
  • Apr 2 Nina Schenk von Stauffenberg, German wife of Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg (b. 1913)
  • Apr 5 Gene Pitney, American singer (b. 1941)
  • Apr 6 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
  • Apr 6 Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite (b. 1917)
  • Apr 6 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 8 Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1923)
  • Apr 9 Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player, coach, and official (b. 1916)
  • Apr 9 Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)
  • Apr 9 Robin Orr, Scottish composer, dies at 96
  • Apr 11 June Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters) (b. 1953)
  • Apr 11 Proof, American rapper (D12) (b. 1973)
  • Apr 12 Dr. Rajkumar, Kannada language film actor/singer (India)(b. 1929)
  • Apr 12 Puggy Pearson, American poker player (b. 1929)
  • Apr 13 Bill Baker, American baseball player (b. 1911)

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Apr 13 Muriel Spark, Scottish author, dies at 88

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

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

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