On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2001 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 459

  • Jun 7 Víctor Paz Estenssoro, President of Bolivia (b. 1907)
  • Jun 9 David Sheinfeld, American violinist and composer, dies at 94
  • Jun 10 Princess Leila Pahlavi of Iran, youngest daughter of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, dies at 31
  • Jun 10 Mike Mentzer, American bodybuilder (b. 1951)
  • Jun 10 John McKay, American football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ), dies at 77

Person of interestTimothy McVeigh

Jun 11 Timothy McVeigh, American Oklahoma City bomber and terrorist, executed for bombing Oklahoma City at 33

Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist Timothy McVeigh
Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist
Timothy McVeigh
  • Jun 11 Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer (Échame a mi la culpa), dies at 77
  • Jun 13 Siegfried Naumann, Swedish conductor (Musica Nova ensemble, 1962-77), teacher, and composer (Risposte), dies at 81
  • Jun 15 Henri Alekan, French cinematographer (b. 1909)
  • Jun 15 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, dies at 83
  • Jun 15 Julius Juzeliūnas, Lithuanian composer and organist (The Game), dies at 85
  • Jun 17 Donald J. Cram, American biochemist (development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity - Nobel 1987), dies at 82
  • Jun 19 John Heyer, Australian documentary filmmaker (b. 1916)
  • Jun 21 John Lee Hooker, American blues guitarist (Boogie Chillen), dies at 83
  • Jun 21 Carroll O'Connor, American actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Jun 21 Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (b. 1942)

  • Jun 23 Corinne Calvet, French actress (Phantom of Hollywood, Apache Uprising), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 76
  • Jun 23 Yvonne Dionne, one of the Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934)
  • Jun 25 Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 53
  • Jun 26 Soccer (dog actor) (b. 1988)

Person of interestTove Jansson

Jun 27 Tove Jansson, Finnish author and illustrator (Moomins), dies at 86

Author and Illustrator Tove Jansson
Author and Illustrator
Tove Jansson

Person of interestJack Lemmon

Jun 27 Jack Lemmon, American actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), dies of colon cancer and metastatic cancer of the bladder at 76

  • Jun 28 Mortimer Adler, American philosopher (b. 1902)
  • Jun 28 Joan Sims, British actress ("Carry on" films, As Time Goes By), dies from liver failure and diverticulitis at 71
  • Jun 30 Chet Atkins, American guitarist (Me & My Guitar), dies at 77
  • Jun 30 Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 64
  • Jul 1 Nicolay G. Basov, Soviet physicist who specialized in quantum electronics (laser, maser) and 1964 Nobel laureate, dies at 78
  • Jul 3 Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (b. 1931)
  • Jul 3 Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
  • Jul 3 Delia Derbyshire, English musician and composer (Doctor Who theme, White Noise), dies of renal failure at 64
  • Jul 4 Keenan Milton, Professional Skater (b. 1974)
  • Jul 5 Ernie K-Doe, African-American singer (Mother-in-Law), dies of cirrhosis at 65
  • Jul 7 Edward Fiennes-Clinton, Australian-born 18th Earl of Lincoln, dies at 88
  • Jul 7 Frederick "Fred" Neil, American folk singer-songwriter and dolphin conservationist (Everybody's Talkin'), dies from skin cancer at 65
  • Jul 8 John O'Shea, New Zealand film director (b. 1920)
  • Jul 8 Christl Haas, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 57

  • Jul 8 Ernst Baier, German figure skater (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 95
  • Jul 11 Herman Brood, Dutch painter and pianist (Sleepin' Bird), dies at 54
  • Jul 16 Maurice De Bevere, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1923)
  • Jul 16 Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler, dies at 40
  • Jul 17 Katharine Graham, American publisher (The Washington Post during Watergate), dies at 84
  • Jul 18 Mimi Fariña, American rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind), dies at 56
  • Jul 18 James Hatfield, American author (b. 1958)
  • Jul 18 Fabio Taglioni, Italian automotive engineer (b. 1920)
  • Jul 18 Roy Gilchrist, West Indian cricket fast bowler (13 Tests, 57 wickets), dies at 67
  • Jul 19 Judy Clay [Guions], American soul and gospel singer, dies from complications from a car accident at 62
  • Jul 20 Carlo Giuliani, Italian anarchist (b. 1978)
  • Jul 20 Werner Haentjes, German conductor and composer of operas and film scores, dies at 77
  • Jul 21 Steve Barton, American actor (b. 1954)
  • Jul 21 Sivaji Ganesan, South Indian Tamil actor (b. 1927)
  • Jul 22 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (History of the Greeks), dies at 92
  • Jul 22 Frances Horwich, American educator and television personality (Ding Dong School), dies at 94
  • Jul 23 Eudora Welty, American novelist (Optimist's Daughter-Pulitzer 1973), dies at 92
  • Jul 24 Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
  • Jul 26 Rex Barber, American WWII aviator (b. 1917)
  • Jul 26 Peter von Zahn, German journalist (b. 1913)
  • Jul 27 Leon Wilkeson, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies at 49
  • Jul 27 Rhonda Singh, professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  • Jul 29 Edward Gierek, Polish politician (b. 1913)
  • Jul 29 Wau Holland, German computer hacker (b. 1951)
  • Jul 29 Alex Nicol, American actor (The Screaming Skull, Man From Laramie, Air Cadet), dies of natural causes at 85
  • Jul 31 Poul Anderson, American author (b. 1926)
  • Jul 31 Francisco da Costa Gomes, President of Portugal’s ruling military junta (1974-76), dies at 87
  • Jul 31 Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (b. 1910)
  • Aug 1 Korey Stringer, American football player (b. 1974)
  • Aug 2 Ron Townson, American singer (The 5th Dimension), dies of kidney failure at 68
  • Aug 3 Christopher Hewett, British actor (b. 1922)
  • Aug 4 Lorenzo Music, American writer, actor and voice actor (Rhoda - Carlton, the doorman; Garfield), dies at 64
  • Aug 5 Otema Allimadi, Prime Minister of Uganda (b. 1929)
  • Aug 6 Jorge Amado de Faria, Brazilian writer (b. 1912)
  • Aug 6 Dorothy Tutin, British actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell), dies at 71
  • Aug 6 Wilhelm Mohnke, one of the original 120 members of the Nazi SS-Staff Guard (b. 1911)
  • Aug 6 Larry Adler, American pop and classical harmonica player, and composer, dies of cancer at 87
  • Aug 10 Lou Boudreau, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
  • Aug 11 Percy Stallard, English racing cyclist (b. 1909)
  • Aug 13 Otto Stuppacher, Austrian racing driver (b. 1947)
  • Aug 14 Earl Anthony, American professional bowler (PBA money champ 1974-6, 1981-3), dies at 63
  • Aug 15 Richard Chelimo, Kenyan athlete (b. 1972)
  • Aug 16 Floyd Spence, American attorney and politician (Rep-R-SC, 1971-2001), dies at 73
  • Aug 18 David Peakall, British scientist (b. 1931)
  • Aug 19 Donald Woods, South African journalist, anti-apartheid activist and author (Biko, Asking for Trouble), dies at 67
  • Aug 19 Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (b. 1939)
  • Aug 20 Sir Fred Hoyle, English astronomer and sci-fi writer (b. 1915)
  • Aug 20 Kim Stanley [Patricia Reid], American actress (Séance on a Wet Afternoon, The Chase, Right Stuff), dies at 76
  • Aug 21 Calum MacKay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1927)
  • Aug 22 Tatyana Averina, Russian speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic gold 1976), dies at 61
  • Aug 23 Kathleen Freeman, American actress (Beverly Hillbillies, 3 Ring Circus), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • Aug 23 Peter Maas, American novelist (b. 1929)
  • Aug 23 Eric Allandale [Dubuisson], West Indian-British rock and soul trombonist, and songwriter (The Foundations - "Baby Now That I've Found You"), dies at 65
  • Aug 24 Bettejane "Jane" Greer, American actress (Out of the Past, Prisoner of Zenda, Clown), dies at 76
  • Aug 24 Raymond Wilding-White, American composer, dies at 78

  • Aug 25 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, dies in a plane crash in the Bahamas at 22
  • Aug 25 Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • Aug 25 Ken Tyrrell, English race driver and founder of Tyrrell Racing, dies at 77
  • Aug 25 Philippe Léotard, French actor and singer (b. 1940)
  • Aug 26 Louis Muhlstock, Canadian painter (b. 1904)
  • Aug 27 Abu Ali Mustafa, leader of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (assassinated) (b. 1938)
  • Aug 27 Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (b. 1936)
  • Aug 29 Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks), TV and radio star (b. 1952)
  • Aug 29 Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor (b. 1926)
  • Aug 30 Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer, entrepreneur and inventor, dies at 94
  • Aug 30 Julie Bishop [Jacqueline Wells], American actress (My Hero, Northern Pursuit, Threat), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • Sep 1 Brian Moore, British sports commentator (BBC Radio, London Weekend Television 'The Big Match'), dies of heart failure at 69
  • Sep 2 Jay Migliori, American saxophonist (Supersax), dies at 70
  • Sep 2 Christiaan Barnard, South African cardiac surgeon (perform 1st heart transplant), dies from a severe asthma attack at 78
  • Sep 2 Troy Donahue, American actor (Hawaiian Eye), dies at 65
  • Sep 3 Pauline Kael, American film critic (b. 1919)
  • Sep 3 Thuy Trang, Vietnamese-American actress (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), dies at 27
  • Sep 4 Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
  • Sep 5 Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian economist and UN statistician, dies at 89
  • Sep 5 Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef (Wise Potato Chips) and humorist, dies at 87
  • Sep 5 Heywood Hale Broun, American TV commentator and sports correspondent, dies at 83
  • Sep 6 Carl Crack, German musician (Atari Teenage Riot) (b. 1971)
  • Sep 7 Spede Pasanen, Finnish film director and comedian, dies at 71
  • Sep 7 Billie Lou Watt, American actress (b. 1924)
  • Sep 7 Igor Buketoff, American conductor (Iceland Symphony Orchestra 1964-65), dies at 86
  • Sep 10 DJ Uncle Al (b.1969)
  • Sep 11 Alice Stewart Trillin, American author (b. 1938)
  • Sep 11 Marwan Al-Shehhi, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1978)
  • Sep 11 David Angell, American sitcom creator (b. 1946)
  • Sep 11 Mohamed Atta, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1968)

  • Sep 11 Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive, dies at 53

Person of interestTodd Beamer

Sep 11 Todd Beamer, American passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93, dies at 32 in a plane crash trying to stop the 9/11 terrorists

Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd Beamer
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93
Todd Beamer
  • Sep 11 Berinthia "Berry" Berenson, American photographer, actress, model, and widow of actor Anthony Perkins, dies on American Airlines Flight 11 in the 9/11 attacks at 53
  • Sep 11 Mark Bingham, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1970)
  • Sep 11 Tom Burnett, American businessman (b. 1963)
  • Sep 11 Peter J. Ganci, Jr., Chief of Department, FDNY (b. 1946)
  • Sep 11 Hani Hanjour, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1972)
  • Sep 11 Ziad Jarrah, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1975)
  • Sep 11 Father Mychal F. Judge, Chaplain, FDNY (b. 1933)
  • Sep 11 Angel L. Juarbe, Jr., American firefighter (b. 1966)
  • Sep 11 John P. O'Neill, American anti-terrorism FBI agent (b. 1952)
  • Sep 11 John Ogonowski, pilot for American Airlines Flight 11 (b. 1951)
  • Sep 11 Barbara Olson, American political commentator (b. 1955)
  • Sep 11 Daniel M. Lewin, founder of Akamai Technologies (b. 1970)
  • Sep 11 Henry Herbert, 7th earl of Carnarvon, English peer and racing manager to the Queen, dies at 77
  • Sep 12 Victor Wong [Yee Keung Victor Wong], American actor (Big Trouble in Little China), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Sep 13 Dorothy McGuire, American actress (Gentlemen's Agreement, Old Yeller, Summer Magic), dies of cardiac arrest following a short illness at 85
  • Sep 13 Jaroslav Drobný, Czech ice hockey player (Olympic silver 1948) and tennis player (Wimbledon 1954, French 1951-52), dies of a stroke at 79
  • Sep 14 Barbara Mary Ansell, UK founder of paediatric rheumatology, dies at 78
  • Sep 14 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer, dies at 70
  • Sep 15 Fred de Cordova, American film and TV producer (Tonight Show), dies at 90
  • Sep 16 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer and co-founder of American International Pictures, dies at 83
  • Sep 17 Lou Dog, Sublime mascot.
  • Sep 18 Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian children's entertainer (Mr. Dressup), dies at 73
  • Sep 19 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, dies at 91
  • Sep 20 Marcos Pérez Jiménez, President of Venezuela (1953-58), dies at 87
  • Sep 22 Isaac Stern, American-Ukrainian violinist (debut San Francisco Symphony), dies at 81
  • Sep 23 Ron Hewitt, Welsh footballer (b. 1928)
  • Sep 27 Herman Berlinski, Polish-American organist, composer and choral conductor (The Tetragrammaton), dies at 91 [1]

Person of interestNguyen Van Thieu

Sep 29 Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, President of South Vietnam (1965-75), dies of a stroke at 78

President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu
President of South Vietnam
Nguyen Van Thieu

  • Oct 1 Guy Beaulne, French-Canadian actor and theatre director (b. 1921)
  • Oct 1 Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (b. 1919)
  • Oct 2 Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906)
  • Oct 4 Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84
  • Oct 5 Mike Mansfield, American politician (b. 1903)
  • Oct 5 Lou Zara, American writer (Stump the Authors), dies at 91
  • Oct 5 Aldo Jones [Albert Mansis], American rockabilly bassist and singer (Ben Vaughn Combo) dies of leukemia at 41
  • Oct 6 Arne Harris, American television sports director, dies at 67
  • Oct 7 Christopher Adams, British-born pro wrestler and judoka (b. 1955)
  • Oct 7 Herblock [Herbert Lawrence Block], American cartoonist, dies at 91
  • Oct 7 Roger Gaudry, French Canadian chemist, businessman and corporate director (b. 1913)
  • Oct 7 Polly Rowles, American actress (Sweet Liberty, Jamie), dies at 87
  • Oct 7 Alf Gover, English cricket fast bowler (4 Tests) and coach (Frank Tyson, Viv Richards, Andy Roberts, Ian Bishop; Surrey), dies at 93
  • Oct 7 Jimmie Lloydd [Logdon], American country and rockabilly singer, dies at 79
  • Oct 9 Dagmar [Virginia Ruth Egnor], American actress, model, and television personality (Broadway's Open House), dies at 79
  • Oct 9 Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927)
  • Oct 10 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer, dies at 90
  • Oct 10 Vasily Mishin, Soviet rocket designer (b. 1917)
  • Oct 12 Quintin Hogg, British politician, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, dies at 94 (b. 1907)
  • Oct 12 Witold Szalonek, Polish composer (Satire), educator, and musicologist, dies at 74
  • Oct 13 Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing") dies of throat cancer at 52
  • Oct 15 Zhang Xueliang, Chinese ruler of Manchuria (b. 1901)
  • Oct 16 Etta Jones, American jazz singer (Don't Go to Strangers), dies of cancer at 72
  • Oct 16 Gotthold Gloger, German writer and painter, dies at 77
  • Oct 17 Jay Livingston, American composer (Buttons & Bows, Mona Lisa, Tammy), dies at 86
  • Oct 17 Rehavam Zeevi, Israeli politician (b. 1926)
  • Oct 18 Micheline Ostermeyer, French athlete and musician (b. 1922)
  • Oct 19 Jagernath Lachmon, Surinamese politician, dies at 85
  • Oct 20 Ted Ammon, American financier and investment banker, bludgeoned to death at 52
  • Oct 22 Prof. Dr. Dkfm. Helmut Krackowizer, journalist and motorcycle racer (b. 1922)

  • Oct 23 Ronald William Kirby, British artist, dies at 72
  • Oct 23 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner, dies at 84
  • Oct 24 Kim Gardner, English rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), dies of cancer at 53
  • Oct 24 Wolf Rüdiger Hess, German neo-Nazi (b. 1937)
  • Oct 25 Yoritsune Matsudaira, Japanese composer, dies at 94
  • Oct 28 Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch composer (b. 1910)
  • Oct 31 Régine Cavagnoud, French skier (b. 1970)
  • Oct 31 Art Wall Jr, American golfer (Masters 1959), dies of respiratory failure at 77
  • 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