On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 2001

  • Nov 1 Warren Amling, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (Ohio State), dies at 76
  • Nov 3 Ernst Gombrich, Austrian art historian (b. 1909)
  • Nov 3 Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, dies at 56
  • Nov 5 Roy Boulting, English film director and producer (Desert Victory), dies at 87
  • Nov 5 Barry Horne, a British animal liberation activist.
  • Nov 6 Anthony Shaffer, English dramatist (Sleuth), dies at 75
  • Nov 7 Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)
  • Nov 9 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator, dies at 77
  • Nov 9 Denis Atkinson, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder, 219 v Australia 1955), dies at 75
  • Nov 10 Ken Kesey, American author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), dies at 66
  • Nov 12 Tony Miles, English chess grandmaster, dies at 46
  • Nov 12 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), dies of cancer at 73
  • Nov 13 Margaret "Peggy" Mount, British actress (Oliver!, Panic in the Parlor), dies following a stroke at 86
  • Nov 13 Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer and author (Mozart biography), dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Raphaël Sommer, Czech cellist, and educator, dies of an aortic aneurysm at 64 [1]
  • Nov 14 Charlotte Coleman, British actress (Four Weddings and a Funeral), dies of an asthma attack at 33

  • Nov 14 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (b. 1922)
  • Nov 16 Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)
  • Nov 17 Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948)
  • Nov 17 Billy Vessels, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1952, University of Oklahoma), dies at 70
  • Nov 19 Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (b. 1924)
  • Nov 21 Salahuddin of Malaysia, King of Malaysia (b. 1926)
  • Nov 21 Gardner McKay, American actor and author (Adventures in Paradise, Pleasure Seekers, Boots & Saddles), dies at 69
  • Nov 22 Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (b. 1915)
  • Nov 22 Norman Granz, American jazz impresario and producer (b. 1918)
  • Nov 23 O. C Smith, American jazz singer (Little Green Apples), dies at 69
  • Nov 23 Mary Whitehouse, English social activist who opposed social liberalism and the mainstream British media, dies at 91
  • Nov 23 Bo Belinsky, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1962; LA Angels), dies from bladder cancer at 64
  • Nov 24 Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)
  • Nov 25 Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (b. 1941)
  • Nov 26 Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish Sami writer (The Sun, My Father) and musician, dies at 58
  • Nov 28 William Kienzle, American author (b. 1928)
  • Nov 28 Kal Mann, American lyricist (Let's Twist Again), dies at 84
  • Nov 28 William Reid, British aviator awarded the Victoria Cross (b. 1921)
  • Nov 29 Mic Christopher, Irish singer and songwriter (b. 1969)

Person of interestGeorge Harrison

Nov 29 George Harrison, British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and sitar player (Beatles -"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; "Here Comes The Sun"; solo - "If Not For You"; Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"), dies of lung cancer at 58

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Nov 29 John Knowles, American writer (Morning in Antibes), dies at 75