Deaths in History in 2010

Deaths 1 - 200 of 218

  • Jan 3 Professor Sir Ian Brownlie, International law specialist
  • Jan 3 Mary Daly, American theologian and feminist scholar (b. 1928)
  • Jan 4 Johan Ferrier, Surinamian politician (b. 1910)
  • Jan 4 Casey Johnson, American heiress and socialite (b. 1979)
  • Jan 4 Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (b. 1916)
  • Jan 5 Murray Saltzman, Reform Jewish rabbi and civil rights leader (b. 1929)
  • Jan 5 Gisela Kraft, German writer, dies at 73
  • Jan 11 Miep Gies, Dutch Humanitarian, discoverer of Anne Frank's diary (b. 1909)
  • Jan 12 Hasib Sabbagh, Palestinian businessman and philanthropist, co-founder of Consolidated Contractors Company (b. 1920)
  • Jan 12 Daniel Bensaïd, French philosopher and a leader of the Trotskyist movement in France, dies of cancer caused by the side effects of drugs used to treat AIDS at 63
  • Jan 13 Kalifa Tillisi, Libyan writer and linguist
  • Jan 17 Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (b. 1914)
  • Jan 17 Daisuke Gouri, Japanese seiyu (b. 1952)
  • Jan 25 Ali Hasan al-Majid aka Chemical Ali, Iraqi defense minister and military commander (b. 1941)

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Jan 27 J. D. Salinger, American novelist (The Catcher in the Rye), dies at 91

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger
  • Jan 27 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist, dies at 87
  • Feb 3 Regina, Crown Princess of Austria (b. 1925)
  • Feb 5 Harry Schwarz, South African lawyer, politician and diplomat, leader of the anti-apartheid movement (b. 1924).
  • Feb 8 John Murtha, American politician (b. 1932)
  • Feb 9 Phil Harris, American fisherman from Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch (b. 1956)
  • Feb 9 Walter Frederick Morrison, American inventor (b. 1920)
  • Feb 10 Charles Wilson, American politician (b. 1933)
  • Feb 11 [Lee} Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, commits suicide at 40
  • Feb 18 John Babcock, Last known Canadian veteran of World War I (b. 1900)
  • Feb 19 Laura Spurr, Tribal Chairperson, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (b. 1945)
  • Feb 20 Alexander Haig, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)
  • Feb 25 İhsan Doğramacı, Turkish academic and the founder of YÖK (d. 1915)
  • Feb 26 Nujabes, Japanese Hip Hop producer and inspiration to many around the world.
  • Mar 2 Winston Spencer-Churchill, British politician (b. 1940)
  • Mar 3 Michael Foot, British politician (L) and writer, Leader of the Opposition (1980-83), dies at 96
  • Mar 4 Raimund Abraham, Austrian architect (b. 1933)
  • Mar 4 Vladislav Ardzinba, Abkhazian politician (b. 1945)
  • Mar 4 Samuel J. Eldersveld, U.S. academic, political scientist, and Democratic politician (b. 1917)
  • Mar 4 Joaquim Fiúza, Portuguese sailor (b. 1908)
  • Mar 4 Tetsuo Kondo, Japanese politician (b. 1929)
  • Mar 4 Hilario Chávez Joya, Mexican Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1928)
  • Mar 4 Joanne Simpson, American meteorologist (b. 1923)
  • Mar 6 Mark Linkous, member of Sparklehorse (b. 1962)
  • Mar 7 Mary Josephine Ray, Canadian-American supercentenarian, dies at 114
  • Mar 9 Doris Haddock, American political activist (b. 1910)
  • Mar 11 Hans van Mierlo, Dutch politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1931)
  • Mar 11 Leena Peltonen-Palotie, Finnish human geneticist (b. 1952)
  • Mar 12 Miguel Delibes, Spanish novelist (b. 1920)
  • Mar 13 He Pingping, the world's shortest man who was able to walk. (b. 1988)
  • Mar 20 Liz Carpenter, American feminist writer (b. 1920)
  • Mar 20 Stewart Udall, American politician, environmentalist (b. 1920)
  • Mar 20 Girija Prasad Koirala, Nepalese politician (b. 1925)
  • Mar 22 James W. Black, Scottish Nobel Prize-winning doctor and medical research scientist (b. 1924)
  • Mar 24 Jim Marshall, American photographer (b. 1936)
  • Mar 27 Vasily Smyslov, Russian grandmaster (b. 1921)
  • Mar 30 Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-born American high school teacher at Garfield High School (b. 1930)

  • Mar 30 Martin Sandberger, German military officer (b. 1911)
  • Apr 6 Wilma Mankiller, Native American activist, 1st woman chief of the Cherokee Nation, dies of cancer at 64

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Apr 7 George Nissen, American inventor (created the trampoline), dies at 96

Inventor and Gymnast George Nissen
Inventor and Gymnast
George Nissen
  • Apr 8 Jack Agnew, American World War II veteran (b. 1922)
  • Apr 10 Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish statesman is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 90
  • Apr 10 Maria Kaczyńska, Polish economist and First Lady of Poland, is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 67
  • Apr 10 Lech Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, then President of Poland is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 60
  • Apr 15 Jack Herer, American author and cannabis activist (b. 1939)
  • Apr 16 Rasim Delic, Bosnian military chief of staff and war criminal (b. 1949)
  • Apr 16 Daryl Gates, LAPD Chief, dies at 83
  • Apr 19 Carl Williams, Australian criminal (b. 1970)

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Apr 20 Dorothy Height, American civil rights and women's rights activist (National Council of Negro Women), dies at 98

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • Apr 25 Dorothy Provine, loving grandmother, (b. 1935)
  • Apr 25 Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), dies at 82
  • Apr 30 Gerry Ryan, Irish radio broadcaster (b. 1956)
  • May 9 Otakar Motejl, Czechoslvakian politician (b. 1932)
  • May 10 Frank Frazetta, American artist (b. 1928)
  • May 11 Frank Frazetta, American fantasy and sci-fi artist (b. 1928)
  • May 14 Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1918)
  • May 17 Walasse Ting, Chinese/American painter (b. 1929)
  • May 23 Gane Todorovoski, Macedonian literary critic, poet, & publicist (b. 1929)
  • May 23 Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess Of Russia (b. 1914)
  • May 24 Virendra Bhatia, Indian politician (b. 1947)
  • May 24 Raymond V. Haysbert, African-American business executive and civil rights leader (b. 1920)
  • May 25 Gabriel Vargas, Mexican cartoonist (b. 1915)
  • May 25 Silvius Magnago, Italian politician (b. 1914)
  • May 26 Christopher Moran, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1956)
  • May 26 Kieran Phelan, Irish senator (b. 1949)
  • May 27 Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator (b. 1929)
  • May 30 Duff Roblin, Canadian politician (b. 1917).
  • May 31 Louise Bourgeois, French-born American sculpter (b. 1911)
  • May 31 William A. Fraker, American cinematographer (b. 1923)
  • May 31 Rubén Juárez, Argentine bandoneonist (b. 1947)

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May 31 Chris Haney, Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", dies at 59

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney
  • Jun 1 Lt. Gen. William H. Ginn, Jr., U.S. Air Force officer (b.1928)
  • Jun 3 John Hedgecoe, English photographer (b. 1932)
  • Jun 7 Omar Rayo, Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. (b. 1928)
  • Jun 10 Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
  • Jun 11 Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter (b. 1997)
  • Jun 12 Egon Ronay, Hungarian food critic, dies at 94
  • Jun 16 Marc Bazin, Haitian politician (b. 1932)
  • Jun 16 Ronald Neame, British director (1st Monday in Oct, Poseidon Adventure), dies at 99
  • Jun 17 K. S. Rajah, Singaporean jurist (b. 1930)

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Jun 18 José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate, dies of leukemia at 87

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • Jun 19 Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (b. 1925)
  • Jun 19 Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), dies at 78
  • Jun 20 Harry Blackmore Whittington, British palaeontologist (b. 1916)
  • Jun 25 Alan Plater, English playwright (b. 1935)
  • Jun 25 Richard B. Sellars, American business executive (b. 1915)
  • Jun 26 Algirdas Brazauskas, President of Lithuania (b. 1932)
  • Jun 28 Robert Byrd, US Senator (Democrat-WV, 1959-2010), majority leader and once the longest-serving Senator in history, dies at 92
  • Jul 2 Beryl Bainbridge, Author (b. 1932)
  • Jul 4 Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Iraqi-born Lebanese Shiite Muslim cleric and Hezbollah mentor (b. 1935)
  • Jul 9 Jessica Anderson, Australian novelist (b. 1916)
  • Jul 9 Vonetta McGee, American actress, dies from cardiac arrest at 65
  • Jul 12 Harvey Pekar, American comic book writer (b. 1939)
  • Jul 14 Mădălina Manole, Romanian pop recording artist (b. 1967)
  • Jul 15 James E. Akins, American diplomat and advisor to Richard Nixon (b. 1926)
  • Jul 21 Luis Corvalán, Chilean communist leader (b. 1916)
  • Jul 23 Daniel Schorr, American broadcast journalist (CBS), dies at 93
  • Jul 24 Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)
  • Jul 26 Sivakant Tiwari, senior legal officer of the Singapore Legal Service (b. 1945)
  • Jul 28 Ivy Bean, English internet celebrity (b. 1905)
  • Aug 1 Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (b. 1919)
  • Aug 9 Ted Stevens, American politician (b. 1923)
  • Aug 11 Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)
  • Aug 12 Isaac Bonewits, founder of U.S. Druid organization Ar Ndraiocht Fein (b. 1949)
  • Aug 12 Guido de Marco, 6th president of Malta, 45th President of the United Nations General Assembly (b. 1931)
  • Aug 13 Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (b. 1919)
  • Aug 14 Herman Leonard, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • Aug 14 Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)
  • Aug 17 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and eighth President of the Italian Republic (b. 1928)
  • Aug 18 Scott Davis, American Announcer of Track and Field (b.1943)
  • Aug 18 Benjamin Kaplan, American copyright scholar, dies at 99
  • Aug 21 Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill, Argentinean writer (b. 1941)
  • Aug 28 William P. Foster, notable band director and founder of the Marching 100 of Florida A&M University
  • Sep 3 Cyril Smith, British Liberal Member of Parliament and alleged serial sex offender, dies at 82
  • Sep 7 Barbara Holland, American writer (b. 1933)
  • Sep 7 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, dies at 95
  • Sep 23 Malcolm Douglas, Australian conservationist (b. 1941)
  • Sep 23 Teresa Lewis, American murderer (b. 1969)
  • Sep 24 Gennady Yanayev, Soviet politician (b. 1937)
  • Sep 27 Balaji Sadasivan, Singaporean politician and neurosurgeon (b. 1955)
  • Sep 29 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors, dies at 86
  • Oct 1 Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), dies at 85
  • Oct 2 Kwa Geok Choo, wife of Singapore PM Lee Kuan Yew (b. 1920)
  • Oct 5 Bernard Clavel, French novelist (b. 1923)
  • Oct 7 Milka Planinc, former PM of Yugoslavia (b. 1924)
  • Oct 8 Frank Bourgholtzer, American television correspondent (b. 1919)
  • Oct 12 Belva Plain, American novelist (b. 1919)
  • Oct 13 Vernon Biever, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • Oct 14 Benoît Mandelbrot, Polish-born American mathematician (b. 1924)
  • Oct 15 Richard C. Miller, American photographer (b. 1912)
  • Oct 15 Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and pro-life activist (b. 1926)

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Oct 20 Bob Guccione, American publisher (Penthouse magazine), dies at 79

Publisher Bob Guccione
Publisher
Bob Guccione
  • Oct 23 Leo Cullum, American cartoonist (d. 1942)
  • Oct 24 Lamont Johnson, American television director (b. 1922)
  • Oct 24 Joseph Stein, American playwright (Fiddler on the Roof), dies at 98
  • Oct 25 Vesna Parun, Croatian poet (b. 1922)
  • Oct 26 Glen "Frosty" Little, American circus clown (b. 1925)
  • Oct 26 Mbah Maridjan, Mount Merapi gatekeeper (b. 1927)
  • Oct 26 Romeu Tuma, Brazilian politician (b. 1931)
  • Oct 27 Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician, President of Argentina (2003-2007), dies of heart failure at 60
  • Oct 28 Jonathan Motzfeldt, Greenlander statesman (b. 1938)
  • Oct 28 Ehud Netzer, Israeli archaeologist (b. 1934)
  • Oct 28 Liang Congjie, Chinese environmentalist (b. 1932)
  • Oct 30 Harry Mulisch, Dutch writer (b. 1927)
  • Oct 31 Theodore Sorensen, American lawyer and special counsel to John F. Kennedy (b. 1928)
  • Nov 1 Ernesto Presas, Filipino martial artist (b. 1945)
  • Nov 3 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician (b. 1938)
  • Nov 4 Eugénie Blanchard, French supercentenarian (b. 1896)
  • Nov 5 Adrian Păunescu, Romanian poet and politician (b. 1943)
  • Nov 6 Jo Myong-Rok, North Korean military official (b. 1928)
  • Nov 6 Robert Lipshutz, American attorney and counsel to the Carter Adminisrtation (b. 1921)
  • Nov 8 Emilio Eduardo Massera, Argentine naval officer and National Reorganization Process figure (b. 1925)
  • Nov 8 Jack Levine, American painter (b. 1915)
  • Nov 8 Alex Fagan, American law enforcement official (b. 1950)
  • Nov 10 Nicolo Rizzuto, Sicilian-born Canadian organized crime figure (b. 1924)
  • Nov 12 Karl Plutus, Estonian jurist and centenarian (b. 1904)
  • Nov 13 Allan Sandage, American astronomer (b. 1926)
  • Nov 15 Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster and journalist (b. 1932)
  • Nov 16 Wyngard Tracy, Filipino talent manager (b. 1952)
  • Nov 16 Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (b. 1912)
  • Nov 18 Brian G. Marsden, British astronomer (b. 1937)
  • Nov 19 Pat Burns, Canadian hockey coach (b. 1952)
  • Nov 20 Laurie Bembenek, American convicted murderer and fugitive (b. 1958)
  • Nov 20 Chalmers Johnson, American political scholar and author (b. 1931)
  • Nov 21 Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American artist and writer (b. 1917)
  • Nov 21 David Nolan, American politicial activist (b. 1943)
  • Nov 22 Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist (b. 1914)
  • Nov 24 Huang Hua, Chinese statesman (b. 1913)
  • Nov 25 Bernard Matthews, British poultry industry figure (b. 1930)
  • Nov 25 Alfred Balk, American magazine editor and journalist (b. 1930)
  • Nov 25 C. Scott Littleton, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1933)
  • Nov 27 Irvin Kershner, American director (b. 1923)
  • Nov 28 Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (b. 1921)
  • Nov 29 Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (b. 1937)
  • Nov 29 Stephen J. Solarz, American politician (b. 1940)
  • Nov 29 Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist (b. 1913)
  • Nov 30 Rajiv Dixit, Indian scientist and Swadeshi movement figure (b. 1967)
  • Nov 30 Faye Wright, American spiritual figure (b. 1914)
  • Nov 30 Garry Gross, American photographer (b. 1937)
  • Dec 1 Hillard Elkins, American theatre and film producer (b. 1929)
  • Dec 3 Abdumalik Bahori, Tajik poet and fiction writer (b.1927)
  • Dec 6 Mark Dailey, Canadian television journalist and announcer (b. 1953)
  • Dec 7 Elizabeth Edwards, American lawyer and wife of John Edwards (b. 1949)
  • Dec 9 Dov Shilansky, Israeli politician (b. 1924)
  • Dec 9 John du Pont, American member of the Du Pont family and convicted murderer (b. 1938)
  • Dec 10 John Bennett Fenn, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)