Deaths in History in 2003

Deaths 1 - 200 of 273

  • Jan 1 F. William Free, American advertising executive (b. 1928)
  • Jan 4 Sabine Ulibarri, Mexican American writer (b. 1919)
  • Jan 4 Conrad Hall, American cinematographer (b. 1927)
  • Jan 5 Roy Jenkins, British politician (b. 1920)
  • Jan 5 Jean Kerr, American author (b. 1923)
  • Jan 12 Dean Amadon, American ornithologist (b. 1912)
  • Jan 12 Kinji Fukasaku, Japanese director (b. 1930)
  • Jan 12 Leopoldo Galtieri, dictator of Argentina (b. 1926)
  • Jan 12 Allan Nunn May, English physicist and Soviet spy (b. 1911)
  • Jan 14 Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter (b. 1902)
  • Jan 16 Richard Wainwright, English politician (b. 1918)
  • Jan 18 Gavin Lyall, British author (Conduct of Major Maxim, The Secret Servant), dies of cancer at 70
  • Jan 19 Françoise Giroud, French writer and journalist (b. 1916)
  • Jan 20 Al Hirschfeld, American caricaturist (NINA, NY Times), dies at 99
  • Jan 20 Bill Werbeniuk, Canadian snooker player (b. 1947)
  • Jan 21 Paul Haines, American-born Canadian poet (b. 1933)
  • Jan 22 Bill Mauldin, American cartoonist famous for his World War II cartoons depicting American soldiers (Pulitzer-1945, 59), dies of of Alzheimer's disease and a bathtub scalding at 81
  • Jan 24 Gianni Agnelli, Italian auto executive (b. 1921)
  • Jan 25 Samuel Weems, Arkansas judge (b. 1936)
  • Jan 26 Hugh Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton, English historian (b. 1917)
  • Jan 26 George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, British politician (b. 1931)
  • Jan 27 Henryk Jabłoński, President of Poland (b. 1909)
  • Jan 27 Louis Archambault, Quebec sculptor (b. 1915)
  • Jan 29 Frank Moss, American politician (b. 1911)
  • Jan 31 Michael Ogden, British barrister and judge (Ogden Tables), dies at 76
  • Feb 1 Michael P. Anderson - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1959)
  • Feb 1 David Brown - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1956)
  • Feb 1 Kalpana Chawla - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1961)
  • Feb 1 Laurel Clark - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1961)
  • Feb 1 Rick D. Husband - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1957)
  • Feb 1 Willie McCool - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1961)
  • Feb 1 Ilan Ramon - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1954)
  • Feb 4 Benyoucef Ben Khedda, Algerian politician (b. 1920)
  • Feb 5 Helge Boes, American Central Intelligence Agency officer
  • Feb 7 Augusto Monterroso, Guatemalan author (b. 1921)
  • Feb 7 John Reading, Mayor of Oakland, California (b. 1917)
  • Feb 10 Edgar de Evia, American photographer (b. 1910)
  • Feb 10 Clark MacGregor, United States Congressman from Minnesota (b. 1922)
  • Feb 10 Al Ruffo, Mayor of San Jose, California (b. 1908)
  • Feb 10 Ron Ziegler, White House press secretary to Richard Nixon (b. 1939)
  • Feb 10 Bengt Edlén, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum, dies at 86
  • Feb 12 Vali Myers, Australian painter (b. 1930)
  • Feb 13 Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (b. 1932)
  • Feb 13 Walt Rostow, U.S. government official (b. 1916)

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Feb 14 Dolly the Sheep, first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell dies young form a progressive lung disease aged 6

  • Feb 16 Eleanor "Sis" Daley, wife of Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley (b. 1907)
  • Feb 18 Isser Harel, Israeli Mossad leader (b. 1912)
  • Feb 20 Maurice Blanchot, French author (b. 1907)
  • Feb 20 Orville Freeman, American politician (b. 1918)
  • Feb 20 Mushaf Ali Mir, Pakistani Chief of the Air Staff (b. 1947)
  • Feb 23 Robert K. Merton, American sociologist (b. 1910)

  • Feb 24 John Edward Christopher Hill, English historian (b. 1912)
  • Feb 24 Bernard Loiseau, French chef (b. 1951)
  • Feb 25 Tom O'Higgins, Irish Chief Justice (b. 1916)
  • Feb 28 Fidel Sánchez Hernández, President of El Salvador (b. 1917)
  • Feb 28 Roger Michael Needham, British cryptographer (b. 1935)
  • Feb 28 Rudolf Kingslake, Lens designer, and Engineer (b. 1903)
  • Mar 3 Luis Marden, American photojournalist (b. 1913)
  • Mar 3 Peter Smithson, English architect (b. 1923)
  • Mar 4 Jaba Ioseliani, Georgian bank robber (b. 1926)
  • Mar 6 John Sanford, American author (b. 1904)
  • Mar 9 Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (b. 1946)
  • Mar 11 Brian Cleeve, Irish author (b. 1921)
  • Mar 11 Ivar Hansen, speaker of the Danish Folketing (b. 1938)
  • Mar 12 Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia (b. 1952)
  • Mar 12 Howard Fast, American author (b. 1914)
  • Mar 14 Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (b. 1945)
  • Mar 14 Jean-Luc Lagardère, French publisher (b. 1928)
  • Mar 15 Paul Stojanovich, Reality TV pioneer (b. 1956)
  • Mar 16 Rachel Corrie, American political activist (b. 1979)
  • Mar 16 Ronald Ferguson, father of Sarah, Duchess of York, dies of cancer at 71
  • Mar 17 Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (b. 1902)
  • Mar 18 Adam Osborne, British computer pioneer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 19 Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (b. 1926)
  • Mar 21 Umar Wirahadikusumah, Fourth Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1924)
  • Mar 22 Terry Lloyd, English reporter (b. 1952)
  • Mar 23 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-born journalist (b. 1926)
  • Mar 24 Hans Hermann Groër, Austrian Catholic archbishop (b. 1919)
  • Mar 26 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator (b. 1927)
  • Mar 27 Ricardo Munguia, Salvadoran aid worker
  • Mar 27 Paul Zindel, American writer (b. 1936)
  • Mar 29 Carlo Urbani, Italian physician (SARS) (b. 1956)
  • Mar 30 Valentin Pavlov, Russian politician and Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (1991), dies at 65
  • Mar 31 H.S.M. Coxeter, English-born geometer (b. 1907)
  • Apr 3 Michael Kelly, American journalist (b. 1957)
  • Apr 6 David Bloom, American reporter (b. 1963)
  • Apr 6 Gerald Emmett Cardinal Carter, Canadian religious figure (b. 1912)
  • Apr 7 Cecile de Brunhoff, French storyteller (b. 1903)
  • Apr 7 David Greene, British television director (b. 1921)
  • Apr 11 Cecil Howard Green, British geophysicist and businessman (b. 1900)
  • Apr 12 Cecil H. Green, American manufacturer (b. 1900)
  • Apr 15 Reg Bundy, British performer (b. 1941)
  • Apr 16 Graham Stuart Thomas, English author and garden designer (b. 1909)
  • Apr 17 Robert Atkins, American dietician (b. 1930)
  • Apr 17 John Paul Getty II, American-born British philanthropist and oil magnate (b. 1932)
  • Apr 17 Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon (b. 1910)
  • Apr 18 Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (b. 1923)
  • Apr 20 Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1911)
  • Apr 22 Martha Griffiths, U.S. Congresswoman (b. 1912)
  • Apr 23 James H. Critchfield, American Central Intelligence agent (b. 1917)
  • Apr 23 Fernand Fonssagrives, French photographer (b. 1910)
  • Apr 25 Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (b. 1966)
  • Apr 26 Rosemary Brown, Canadian politician (b. 1930)
  • Apr 26 Max Nicholson, Irish environmentalist (b. 1904)
  • Apr 26 Peter Stone, American writer (b. 1930)
  • Apr 30 Mark Berger, University of Kentucky professor (b. 1955)
  • May 5 Walter Sisulu, South African activist (b. 1912)
  • May 9 Russell B. Long, U.S. Senator from Louisiana (b. 1918)
  • May 10 Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and chess problem composer (b. 1937)
  • May 12 Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French UN High Commissioner for Refugees (b. 1933)
  • May 15 George Francis, British gangster (b. 1940)
  • May 16 Mark McCormack, American businessman (b. 1930)
  • May 17 Frank "Pop" Ivy, American and Canadian football coach (b. 1916)
  • May 18 Barb Tarbox, Canadian anti-smoking crusader (b. 1961)
  • May 21 Frank D. White, American politician (b. 1933)
  • May 22 Ousmane Zongo, Burkinabé shooting victim
  • May 26 Kathleen Winsor, American writer (b. 1919)
  • May 28 Oleg Makarov, cosmonaut (b. 1933)
  • May 28 Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1917)
  • Jun 3 Felix de Weldon, Austrian-American sculptor (Marine Corps War Memorial), dies at 96
  • Jun 5 Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (b. 1945)
  • Jun 6 Ken Grimwood, American writer (b. 1944)
  • Jun 8 Leighton Rees, Welsh darts player (b. 1940)
  • Jun 10 Donald Regan, Chief of Staff and U.S. Treasury Secretary (b. 1918)
  • Jun 10 Bernard Williams, English philosopher (b. 1929)
  • Jun 10 Dr Phil Williams, Welsh politician and scientist (b. 1939)
  • Jun 11 David Brinkley, American television reporter (b. 1920)
  • Jun 13 Malik Meraj Khalid, Former caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)
  • Jun 16 Pierre Bourgault, French Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • Jun 16 Georg Henrik von Wright, Finnish-Swedish philosopher (b. 1916)
  • Jun 20 Bob Stump, American politician (b. 1927)
  • Jun 21 Leon Uris, American writer (b. 1924)
  • Jun 21 Jason Moran, Australian criminal (b. 1967)
  • Jun 22 John Stokes, British MP (C), dies at 85
  • Jun 22 Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, dies at 79
  • Jun 23 Maynard Jackson, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia (b. 1938)
  • Jun 25 Lester Maddox, American businessman, one-time segregationist and Governor of Georgia (b. 1915)
  • Jun 26 Denver Randleman, U.S. Army Seargent (b. 1920)
  • Jun 26 Strom Thurmond, U.S. Senator (b. 1902)
  • Jun 26 Sir Dennis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher (b. 1915)
  • Jun 30 Buddy Hackett, American comic (b. 1924)
  • Jun 30 Robert McCloskey, American children's book writer and illustrator (b. 1915)
  • Jul 2 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and director, dies at 73
  • Jul 3 Gaetano Alibrandi, Papal diplomat (b. 1914)
  • Jul 10 Winston Graham, English writer (b. 1908)
  • Jul 10 Hartley Shawcross, British prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials (b. 1902)
  • Jul 10 Bishnu Maden, Nepalese politician
  • Jul 14 Éva Janikovszky, Hungarian novelist (b. 1926)
  • Jul 14 François-Albert Angers, French Canadian economist (b. 1909)
  • Jul 15 Roberto Bolaño, Chilean writer (b. 1953)
  • Jul 16 Carol Shields, Canadian author (b. 1935)
  • Jul 17 David Kelly, Welsh UN weapons inspector (b. 1944)
  • Jul 19 Bill Bright, American evangelist (b. 1921)
  • Jul 19 Pierre Graber, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1908)
  • Jul 20 Nicolas Freeling, English writer (b. 1927)
  • Jul 21 Walter M. "Matt" Jefferies, American film art director (b. 1921)
  • Jul 22 Qusay Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1966)
  • Jul 22 Uday Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1964)
  • Jul 23 James E. Davis, New York City councilman (murdered) (b. 1962)
  • Jul 25 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (b. 1912)
  • Jul 27 Vance Hartke, American politician (b. 1919)
  • Jul 28 Lady Valerie Goulding, Irish politician and activist (b. 1918)
  • Jul 29 Foday Sankoh, Sierra Leonean rebel leader (b. 1937)
  • Jul 31 Guido Crepax, Italian comics artist (b. 1933)
  • Aug 1 Guy Thys, Belgian football coach (b. 1922)
  • Aug 2 Peter Safar, Austrian physician (pioneered cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR), dies at 79
  • Aug 4 Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist and Nobel Prize laureate 1954, dies at 86
  • Aug 11 Diana Mitford, English biographer, famous beauty, wife of Oswald Mosley and one of the Mitford sisters, dies at 93
  • Aug 11 Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1923)

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Aug 16 Idi Amin, Ugandan dictator (1971-79) who killed an estimated 100,000 to 500,000 people, dies of kidney failure aged between 75-80

Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin
Ugandan Dictator
Idi Amin
  • Aug 19 Carlos Roberto Reina, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
  • Aug 19 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (b. 1948)
  • Aug 21 Kathy Wilkes, English philosopher and aid worker (b. 1946)
  • Aug 22 Arnold Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skating trainer (b. 1914)
  • Aug 22 Generosa Ammon, American widow of Ted Ammon (b. 1956)
  • Aug 23 Jack Dyer, Australian rules footballer (b. 1913)
  • Aug 23 John Geoghan, American Catholic priest (b. 1935)
  • Aug 24 Sir Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer (b. 1910)
  • Aug 27 Pierre Poujade, French politician (b. 1920)
  • Aug 28 Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (failed) (b. 1956)
  • Aug 29 Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (b.1939)
  • Aug 29 Patrick Procktor, English artist (b. 1936)
  • Aug 30 Donald Davidson, American philosopher (b. 1917)
  • Sep 1 Sir Terry Frost, British artist (b. 1915)
  • Sep 3 Paul Jennings Hill, American anti-abortion murderer (b. 1954)
  • Sep 6 Mohammad Oraz, Iranian mountain climber (b. 1969)
  • Sep 7 The Great Antonio, Canadian eccentric (b. 1925)

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Sep 9 Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist, father of the Hydrogen bomb (Manhattan Project), dies at 95

Physicist Edward Teller
Physicist
Edward Teller
  • Sep 9 Thomas Edward Allibone, English Physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration), dies at 99
  • Sep 11 Anna Lindh, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1957)
  • Sep 13 Frank O'Bannon, Governor of Indiana (b. 1930)
  • Sep 14 Yetunde Price, half-sister of Venus and Serena Williams (b. 1972)
  • Sep 15 Josef Hirsal, Czech novelist (b. 1920)
  • Sep 18 Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916)
  • Sep 18 Bob Mitchell, British politician (b. 1927)
  • Sep 20 Lord Williams of Mostyn, British politician (b. 1941)
  • Sep 20 Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician (b. 1922)
  • Sep 22 Hugo Young, British journalist (b. 1938)
  • Sep 23 Yuri Senkevich, Russian TV anchorman (b. 1937)
  • Sep 25 Aquila al-Hashimi, Iraqi politician (b. 1953)