Famous Deaths in December 2006

  • Dec 1 Claude Jade, French actress (b. 1948)
  • Dec 1 Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist (McGill University) (b. 1937)
  • Dec 2 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (b. 1947)
  • Dec 2 Dave Mount, English rocker (Mud), dies at 59
  • Dec 3 Logan Whitehurst, American musician (b. 1977)
  • Dec 4 James Kim, American television personality (b. 1971)
  • Dec 5 David Bronstein, Ukrainian-born chess grandmaster (b. 1924)
  • Dec 6 John Feeney, Documentary film-director (b. 1922)
  • Dec 7 Jeane Kirkpatrick, American ambassador (b. 1926)
  • Dec 7 Jay McShann, American musician (b. 1910)
  • Dec 8 Martha Tilton, American singer (b. 1915)
  • Dec 8 José Uribe, Dominican baseball player (b. 1959)
  • Dec 9 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), dies at 66
  • Dec 10 Augusto Pinochet, Former Chilean dictator (b. 1915)
  • Dec 11 Elizabeth Bolden, American, oldest verified person in the world at the time of her death (b. 1890)
  • Dec 12 Paul Arizin, American basketball player (b. 1928)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 12 Peter Boyle, American actor, dies of multiple myeloma at 71

  • Dec 12 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1935)
  • Dec 12 Raymond P. Shafer, 38th Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1917)
  • Dec 12 Al Shugart, pioneering American computer engineer and co-founder of Seagate Technology (b. 1930)
  • Dec 13 Lamar Hunt, American sports executive (b. 1932)
  • Dec 14 Anton Balasingham, chief political strategist of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (b. 1938)
  • Dec 14 Ahmet Ertegün, co-founder of Atlantic Records (b. 1923)
  • Dec 14 Mike Evans, American actor (b. 1949)
  • Dec 14 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), dies at 84
  • Dec 15 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver (b. 1939)
  • Dec 16 Don Jardine, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1940)
  • Dec 16 Taliep Petersen, South African singer and composer (b. 1950)
  • Dec 16 Pnina Salzman, Israeli pianist (b. 1922)
  • Dec 17 Larry Sherry, American baseball player (b. 1935)
  • Dec 18 Joseph Barbera, American cartoonist (b. 1911)
  • Dec 18 Ruth Bernhard, American photographer (1905)
  • Dec 18 Mike Dickin, British radio broadcaster (b. 1943)
  • Dec 18 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author, journalist and political activist (b. 1923)
  • Dec 20 Shi Yuejun, Chinese serial killer
  • Dec 21 Scobie Breasley, Australian jockey (b. 1914)
  • Dec 21 Saparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan (b. 1940)
  • Dec 22 Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (b. 1960)
  • Dec 22 Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer (b. 1919)
  • Dec 22 Dennis Linde, American songwriter (b. 1943)
  • Dec 23 Charlie Drake, English comedian (b. 1925)
  • Dec 23 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (b. 1952)
  • Dec 23 Johnny Vincent, English footballer for Birmingham City and Middlesbrough (b. 1947)
  • Dec 24 "Braguinha", Brazilian songwriter (b. 1907)
  • Dec 24 Frank Stanton, American television executive (b. 1908)
  • Dec 24 Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian singer, poet and comedian (b. 1961)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 25 James Brown, rhythm & blues, gospel, jazz, soul and funk singer or simply The Godfather of Soul (Genius of Love, Hot Pants) dies at 73 from heart failure

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • Dec 25 Hiroaki Hidaka, Japanese serial killer (b. 1962)
  • Dec 26 Ivar Formo, Norwegian skier (b. 1951)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 26 Gerald Ford [Leslie King], 38th US President (R: 1974-77) and 41st US Vice President (R: 1973-74), dies at 93

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Dec 28 Jamal Karimi-Rad, Iranian Minister of Justice (b. 1956)
  • Dec 28 Komei Abe, Japanese composer, dies at 95

BattleExecution

Dec 30 Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq (1979-2003), hanged in Baghdad at 69

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Dec 30 Terry Peck, Falkland Islander (b. 1938) who acted as a scout for 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment in the Falklands War
  • Dec 30 Michel Plasse, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1948)
  • Dec 31 George Sisler, Jr., baseball executive (b. 1917)