Famous Deaths in 2007

Deaths 1 - 200 of 705

  • Jan 1st A. I. Bezzerides, American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • Jan 1st Ernie Koy, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • Jan 1st Tillie Olsen, American writer (b. 1912)
  • Jan 1st Leon Davidson, American scientist known for studying UFOs (b. 1922)
  • Jan 1st Julius Hegyi, American conductor (b. 1923)
  • Jan 1st Roland Levinsky, South African medical scientist (b. 1943)
  • Jan 1st Leonard Fraser, Australian serial killer (b. 1951)
  • Jan 1st Darrent Williams, American football player (b. 1982)
  • Jan 1st Del Reeves, American country singer (b. 1932)
  • Jan 1st Tad Jones, American jazz music historian (b. 1952)
  • Jan 2nd Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born mayor of Jerusalem (b. 1911)
  • Jan 2nd David Perkins, Stanford University geneticist (b. 1919)
  • Jan 2nd Mauno Jokipii, Finnish professor and World War II researcher (b. 1924)
  • Jan 2nd Paek Nam-sun, North Korean Foreign Affairs minister (b. 1929)
  • Jan 2nd Sergio Jiménez, Mexican actor (b. 1937)
  • Jan 2nd Don Massengale, American PGA Tour golf player (b. 1937)
  • Jan 2nd Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, American historian (b. 1941)
  • Jan 2nd Robert C. Solomon, American scholar of continental philosophy (b. 1942)
  • Jan 2nd Dan Shaver, NASCAR driver and ARCA race car driver/owner (b. 1950)
  • Jan 2nd Richard Newton, Australian-born technology pioneer and professor (b. 1951)
  • Jan 2nd Garry Betty, American CEO of Earthlink (b. 1957)
  • Jan 3rd William Verity Jr., United States Secretary of Commerce 1987-1989 (b. 1917)
  • Jan 3rd Michael Yeats, Irish Fianna Fáil senator 1961-1981 and son of W.B. Yeats (b. 1921)
  • Jan 3rd Sir Cecil Walker, Ulster Unionist Member of Parliament for North Belfast 1983-2001 (b. 1924)
  • Jan 3rd Earl Reibel, Canadian ice hockey forward Detroit Red Wings (b. 1930)
  • Jan 3rd Janos Furst, Hungarian orchestral conductor (b. 1935)
  • Jan 4th Marais Viljoen, former State President of South Africa (b. 1915)
  • Jan 4th Sir Lewis Hodges, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1918)
  • Jan 4th Steve Krantz, American film and TV producer (Fritz the Cat) (b. 1923)
  • Jan 4th Osman Waqialla, Sudanese artist and calligrapher (b. 1925)
  • Jan 4th Gren, Welsh newspaper cartoonist (b. 1934)
  • Jan 4th Sandro Salvadore, Italian footballer (b. 1939)
  • Jan 4th Jan Schröder, Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)
  • Jan 4th Gáspár Nagy, Hungarian poet and writer (b. 1949)
  • Jan 4th Ben Gannon, Australian theatre film and television producer (b. 1952)
  • Jan 4th Helen Hill, American independent filmmaker (b. 1970)

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Jan 5th Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles, die of heart failure at 96

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando
  • Jan 5th Chih Ree Sun, Chinese-American physicist and poet (b. 1923)
  • Jan 6th Roberta Wohlstetter, military historian and strategist (b. 1912)
  • Jan 6th Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American musician and special-effects artist (b. 1934)
  • Jan 6th Mario Danelo, American football player (b. 1985)
  • Jan 7th Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic-born television presenter (b. 1929)
  • Jan 7th Bobby Hamilton, NASCAR team owner (b. 1957)
  • Jan 8th Jane Bolin, first African American female judge (b. 1908)
  • Jan 8th Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-born actress (10 Commandments, Lily-Munsters), dies at 84
  • Jan 8th Francis Cockfield, British politician (b. 1916)
  • Jan 8th David Ervine, Northern Irish politician (b. 1953)
  • Jan 8th Iwao Takamoto, American animator (b. 1925)
  • Jan 9th Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (b. 1977)
  • Jan 10th Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (b. 1912)
  • Jan 10th Bradford Washburn, American explorer (b. 1910)
  • Jan 11th Puchi Balseiro, Puerto Rican singer & songwriter (b. 1926)
  • Jan 11th Robert Anton Wilson, American author (b. 1932)
  • Jan 11th Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)
  • Jan 12th Sir James Killen, Australian politician (b. 1925)
  • Jan 12th Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (b. 1937)
  • Jan 13th Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1949)
  • Jan 13th Danny Oakes, racecar driver (b. 1911)
  • Jan 14th Darlene Conley, American actress (b. 1934)
  • Jan 14th Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (b. 1924)
  • Jan 15th Bo Yibo, Chinese politician (b. 1908)
  • Jan 15th James Hillier, Canadian inventor of electron microscope (b. 1915)
  • Jan 15th David Vanole, American soccer player (b. 1963)
  • Jan 15th Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • Jan 15th Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Iraqi Revolutionary Court (b. 1945) (executed)
  • Jan 16th Ron Carey, American actor (b. 1935)
  • Jan 16th Benny Parsons, American racecar driver and commentator (b. 1941)
  • Jan 17th Art Buchwald, American humorist (b. 1925)
  • Jan 17th Yevhen Kushnaryov, Ukrainian politician (b. 1951)
  • Jan 18th Brent Liles, American musician (Agent Orange/Social Distortion) (b. 1963)
  • Jan 19th Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, American professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  • Jan 19th Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor (b. 1954)
  • Jan 19th Denny Doherty, Canadian singer (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1940)
  • Jan 19th Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer (b. 1969)
  • Jan 21st Maria Cioncan, Romanian athlete (b. 1977)
  • Jan 21st U;Nee, Korean pop artist (b. 1981)
  • Jan 22nd Doug Blasdell, American personal trainer
  • Jan 22nd Ngô Quang Trưởng, South Vietnamese general (b. 1929)
  • Jan 22nd Abbé Pierre, French priest (b. 1912)
  • Jan 23rd E. Howard Hunt, American Watergate figure (b. 1918)
  • Jan 23rd Ryszard Kapuściński, Polish journalist and writer (b. 1932)
  • Jan 23rd Syed Hussein Alatas, Malaysian Politician (b. 1928)
  • Jan 24th Krystyna Feldman, Polish actress (b. 1916)
  • Jan 24th Guadalupe Larriva, Ecuadorian politician (b. 1956)
  • Jan 24th Emiliano Mercado del Toro, World's Oldest Military Veteran (b. 1891)
  • Jan 26th Hans J. Wegner, Danish furniture designer (b. 1914)
  • Jan 26th Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
  • Jan 27th Tige Andrews, American actor (b. 1920)
  • Jan 27th Yang Chuan-kwang, Taiwanese athlete (b. 1933)
  • Jan 28th Carlo Clerici, Swiss professional road racing cyclist (b. 1929)
  • Jan 28th Father Robert Drinan, Roman Catholic Priest and American politician (b. 1920)
  • Jan 28th Karel Svoboda, Czech composer of popular music (b. 1938)
  • Jan 28th Hsu Wei Lun, Taiwanese actress (b. 1978)
  • Jan 28th Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (b. 1963)
  • Jan 28th Emma Tillman, the world's oldest living person from January 24-28, 2007 (b. 1892)
  • Jan 29th Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 2003)
  • Jan 29th Dia Abdul Zahra Kadim, Iraqi extremist leader (b. 1970)
  • Jan 30th Nikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor and artistic director (b. 1934)

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Jan 30th Sidney Sheldon, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1917)

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • Jan 31st Kirka Babitzin, Finnish singer (b. 1950)
  • Jan 31st Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author (b. 1944)
  • Jan 31st Lee Bergere, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Jan 31st Adelaide Tambo, South African activist and wife of Oliver Tambo (b. 1929)
  • Feb 1st Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-born composer (b. 1911)
  • Feb 1st Seri Wangnaitham, Thai dance choreographer (b. 1937)
  • Feb 1st Ray Berres, American baseball player (b. 1907)
  • Feb 1st Ahmad Abu Laban, Danish Muslim leader (b. 1946)
  • Feb 1st Whitney Balliett, American jazz critic (b. 1926)
  • Feb 2nd Vijay Arora, Indian film and television actor (b. 1944)
  • Feb 2nd Filippo Raciti, Italian police officer (b. 1967)
  • Feb 2nd Masao Takemoto, Japanese gymnast (b. 1919)
  • Feb 2nd Billy Henderson, American singer (The Spinners) (b. 1939)
  • Feb 2nd Joe Hunter, American pianist and bandleader of The Funk Brothers (b. 1927)
  • Feb 2nd Eric von Schmidt, American folk/blues singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
  • Feb 3rd Ralph de Toledano, Moroccan-born American political columnist and author (b. 1916)
  • Feb 3rd George Becker, American president of United Steelworkers (1993-2001) (b. 1928)
  • Feb 3rd Pedro Knight, Cuban-American musician, husband of legendary singer Celia Cruz (b. 1921)
  • Feb 4th Steve Barber, American baseball pitcher (b. 1938)
  • Feb 4th José Carlos Bauer, Brazilian World Cup footballer (b. 1925)
  • Feb 4th Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (b. 1959)
  • Feb 4th Jules Olitski, Ukrainian-born American abstract painter and sculptor (b. 1922)
  • Feb 4th Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (b. 1934)
  • Feb 5th Alfred Worm, Austrian investigative journalist (b. 1945)
  • Feb 5th Leo T. McCarthy, American politician and 43rd Lieutenant Governor of California (1983-1995) (b. 1930)
  • Feb 6th Lew Burdette, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • Feb 6th Lee Hoffman, American author (b. 1932)
  • Feb 6th Len Hopkins, Canadian politician (b. 1930)
  • Feb 6th Willye White, American athlete (b. 1939)
  • Feb 6th Frankie Laine, American singer (b. 1913)
  • Feb 8th Anna Nicole Smith, Playboy playmate and tabloid fixture dies suddenly at 39
  • Feb 8th Ian Stevenson, Canadian-American professor and reincarnation expert (b. 1918)
  • Feb 9th Hank Bauer, American baseball player (b. 1922)
  • Feb 9th Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (b. 1934)
  • Feb 10th Ned Austin, American character actor (b. 1925)
  • Feb 10th Jung Da Bin, South Korean actress (b. 1980)
  • Feb 11th Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (b. 1927)
  • Feb 12th Randy Stone, American actor and casting director (b. 1958)
  • Feb 12th Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
  • Feb 13th Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (b. 1923)
  • Feb 13th Charlie Norwood, American politician (b. 1941)
  • Feb 13th Richard Gordon Wakeford, Air Marshal, Royal Air Force (b. 1922)
  • Feb 13th Johanna Sällström, Swedish actress (b. 1974)
  • Feb 14th Gareth Morris, British flautist (b. 1920)
  • Feb 14th Ryan Larkin, Canadian animated filmmaker. (b. 1943)
  • Feb 15th Walker Edmiston, actor (b. 1926)
  • Feb 15th Ray Evans, American songwriter (b. 1915)
  • Feb 17th Jurga Ivanauskaitė, Lithuanian writer (b. 1961)
  • Feb 17th Mike Awesome, American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • Feb 17th Dermot O'Reilly, Irish-born Canadian musician, producer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • Feb 17th Maurice Papon, French Nazi collaborator (b. 1910)
  • Feb 19th Janet Blair, American actress (b. 1921)
  • Feb 19th Celia Franca, founder of National Ballet of Canada (b. 1921)
  • Feb 20th F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (b. 1930)
  • Feb 20th Mike Awesome, Pro Wrestler (b. 1965)
  • Feb 22nd Dennis Johnson, American basketball player (b. 1954)
  • Feb 22nd Howard Verne Ramsey, oldest U.S. veteran of WWI (b. 1898)
  • Feb 22nd Samuel Hinga Norman, Sierra Leonean alleged war criminal (b. 1940)
  • Feb 22nd George Jellicoe, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords & Special Boat Service veteran (b. 1918)
  • Feb 22nd Edgar Evans, Welsh tenor (Covent Garden Opera Company), dies at 94
  • Feb 23rd Donnie Brooks, American singer (b. 1936)
  • Feb 23rd John Ritchie, British footballer (b. 1941)
  • Feb 24th Bruce Bennett, American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), dies from complications of a broken hip at 100
  • Feb 24th Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (b. 1932)
  • Feb 24th Lamar Lundy, American football player (b. 1935)
  • Feb 24th Damien Nash, American football player (b. 1982)
  • Feb 25th William R. Anderson, CO USS Nautilus submarine, US Congressman (b. 1921)
  • Feb 25th Mark Spoelstra, American singer/songwriter (b. 1940)
  • Feb 27th Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer (b. 1924)
  • Feb 27th Bernd von Freytag-Loringhoven, German soldier (b. 1914)
  • Feb 28th Baron Charles Forte, Italian-born hotelier (b. 1908)
  • Feb 28th Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian and political commentator (b.1917)
  • Feb 28th Billy Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) (b. 1946)
  • Mar 2nd Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (b. 1956)
  • Mar 2nd Clem Labine, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • Mar 2nd Thomas S. Kleppe, U.S. politician (b. 1919)
  • Mar 2nd Henri Troyat, French writer, dean of the Académie française (b. 1911)
  • Mar 3rd Osvaldo Cavandoli, Italian catoonist, creater of La Linea.
  • Mar 4th Natalie Bodanya (Natalie Bodanskaya), American soprano (b. 1908)
  • Mar 4th Thomas Eagleton, American politician (b. 1929)
  • Mar 4th Bob Hattoy, American activist (b. 1950)
  • Mar 4th Richard Joseph, British games soundtrack composer (b. 1954)
  • Mar 4th Sunil Kumar Mahato, Indian parliamentarian (b. 1966)
  • Mar 4th Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist (b. 1934)
  • Mar 4th Ian Wooldridge, British sports journalist (b. 1932)
  • Mar 4th Jorge Kolle Cueto, Bolivian politician
  • Mar 6th Jean Baudrillard, French cultural theorist, philosopher, political commentator and photographer (b. 1929)
  • Mar 6th Allen Coage (aka "Bad News Brown", "Bad News Allen"), American professional wrestler and judoka (b. 1943)
  • Mar 6th Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (b. 1909)
  • Mar 8th John Inman, English actor (b. 1935)
  • Mar 8th Viky Vanita, Greek actress (b. 1948)
  • Mar 8th John Vukovich, American baseball player and coach.. (b. 1947)
  • Mar 9th Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (b. 1951)
  • Mar 9th Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
  • Mar 9th Jeanne Hopkins Lucas, North Carolina politician (b. unknown)
  • Mar 10th Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
  • Mar 10th Ernie Ladd, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
  • Mar 11th Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
  • Mar 13th Arnold Skaaland, American professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • Mar 14th Lucie Aubrac, French history teacher and member of the French Resistance (b. 1912)
  • Mar 14th Gareth Hunt, English actor (b. 1943)