On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2003 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 592 of 592

  • Sep 14 John Serry, Sr., American musician, (b. 1915)
  • Sep 15 Jack Brymer, English clarinetist (b. 1915)
  • Sep 15 Josef Hirsal, Czech novelist (b. 1920)
  • Sep 16 Sheb Wooley, American vocalist (Purple People Eater, Hee Haw), dies at 82
  • Sep 17 Erich Hallhuber, German actor (b. 1951)
  • Sep 18 Emil Fackenheim, German Holocaust survivor and philosopher (b. 1916)
  • Sep 18 Bob Mitchell, British politician (b. 1927)
  • Sep 19 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 76
  • Sep 19 Anatoly Bogatyrev, Belarusian composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 20 Lord Williams of Mostyn, Welsh barrister, politician, and Lord President of the Council, dies at 62
  • Sep 20 Gordon Mitchell [Charles Allen Pendleton], American actor and bodybuilder (Sinbad), dies a 80
  • Sep 20 Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwean politician (1st Vice-President of Zimbabwe), dies at 80
  • Sep 22 Gordon Jump, American actor (Arthur Carlson-WKRP, Growing Pains), dies at 71
  • Sep 22 Hugo Young, British journalist (The Guardian), dies at 64
  • Sep 23 Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly musician (b. 1939)
  • Sep 23 Yuri Senkevich, Russian TV anchorman (b. 1937)

  • Sep 24 Rosalie Allen, American singer and disc jockey (b. 1924)
  • Sep 24 Lyle Bettger, American actor (The Greatest Show on Earth, Lone Ranger), dies at 88
  • Sep 25 Aquila al-Hashimi, Iraqi politician (b. 1953)
  • Sep 25 Herb Gardner, American playwright (b. 1934)
  • Sep 25 George Plimpton, American writer and actor (b. 1927)
  • Sep 25 Edward Said, Palestinian-American literary critic, dies at 67
  • Sep 25 Franco Modigliani, Italian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • Sep 25 Anthony Durante, American professional wrestler, dies at 36
  • Sep 26 Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter (Power Station), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Sep 26 Shawn Lane, American guitarist (b. 1963)
  • Sep 27 Donald O'Connor, American dancer and actor (Singin' in the Rain), dies at 78
  • Sep 27 Paul Burlison, American rockabilly musician (The Rock N Roll Trio), dies at 74
  • Sep 28 Althea Gibson, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of respiratory and bladder infections at 76
  • Sep 28 Elia Kazan, Greek-American film director (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 94
  • Sep 28 George Odlum, Saint Lucian politician (b. 1934)
  • Sep 30 Robert Kardashian, Armenian-American lawyer, dies of cancer at 59
  • Sep 30 Yusuf Bey, Black Muslim leader (b. 1935)
  • Oct 2 John T. Dunlop, U.S. Secretary of Labor (b. 1914)
  • Oct 3 Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)
  • Oct 3 William Steig, American cartoonist and children's author (Shrek!, Doctor De Soto), dies at 95

  • Oct 4 Sid McMath, American politician (b. 1912)
  • Oct 5 Denis Quilley, British actor (Anything Goes, The Lady's Not For Burning, Masada), dies from liver cancer at 75
  • Oct 5 Dan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1978)
  • Oct 6 Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist (Grizzly Man), dies mauled and eaten by bears in Katmai National Park, Alaska at 46
  • Oct 7 Izzy Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (b. 1932)
  • Oct 7 Arthur Berger, American composer (b. 1912)
  • Oct 7 Wally George, American conservative TV commentator, dies at 71
  • Oct 7 Henry Herbert, 17th Earl of Pembroke, English peer and director (Emily), dies at 64
  • Oct 10 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), dies at 77
  • Oct 11 Franklyn Perring, English botanist (co-author of Atlas of the British Flora, 1962), dies of cancer at 76
  • Oct 12 Jim Cairns, Australian politician (b. 1914)
  • Oct 12 Joan Kroc, American philanthropist and 3rd wife of Ray Kroc, the owner of McDonald's and the San Diego Padres, dies of a brain tumor at 75
  • Oct 12 Bill Shoemaker, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (8,833 career victories, Kentucky Derby 1955, 59, 65, 86), dies of natural causes at 72
  • Oct 12 Ram Gopal, Indian-English dancer (Blue Peter, Purple Plain), dies at 90
  • Oct 13 Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
  • Oct 14 Patrick Dalzel-Job, English soldier and inspiration for James Bond (b. 1913)
  • Oct 15 Ben Metcalfe, Canadian environmental activist (b. 1919)
  • Oct 15 Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • Oct 16 Avni Arbas, Turkish artist (b. 1919)
  • Oct 16 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer, dies at 88
  • Oct 16 László Papp, Hungarian boxer (b. 1926)
  • Oct 17 Janice Rule, American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife), dies at 72
  • Oct 18 Preston Smith, 40th Governor of Texas, dies at 91
  • Oct 18 Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Spanish writer (b. 1939)
  • Oct 19 Alija Izetbegović, President of Bosnia-Herzegovina (b. 1925)
  • Oct 19 Margaret Murie, American conservationist (b. 1902)
  • Oct 19 Hawk [Michael Hegstrand], American professional wrestler (ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom), dies at 46
  • Oct 20 Jack Elam, American actor (The Dakotas, East Street, Rio Lobo), dies at 82
  • Oct 20 Čkalja [Miodrag Petrović], Serbian actor and one of the most popular comedians of former Yugoslavia, dies at 79
  • Oct 21 Fred Berry, African-American actor (Rerun-What's Happening), dies at 52
  • Oct 21 Luis A. Ferré, Puerto Rican industrialist and politician (Governor of Puerto Rico, 1969-73), dies at 99
  • Oct 21 Louise Day Hicks, American politician (b. 1916)
  • Oct 21 Elliott Smith, American musician (b. 1969)

Person of interestSoong Mei-ling

Oct 23 Soong Mei-ling [Madame Chiang Kai-shek], Chinese political figure and First Lady of the Republic of China (1948-75), dies at 106

Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China Soong Mei-ling
Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China
Soong Mei-ling
  • Oct 23 Tony Capstick, English actor, comedian, and musician (b. 1944)
  • Oct 24 Rosie Nix Adams, Stepdaughter of Johnny Cash (b. 1958)
  • Oct 24 Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K., dies from cancer of the stomach at 70
  • Oct 24 Veikko Hakulinen, Finnish cross country skier (Olympic gold 1952, 56, 60), dies in car accident at 78
  • Oct 25 Robert Strassburg, American composer, dies at 88
  • Oct 25 Hemu Adhikari, Indian cricket batsman (21 Tests; HS 114 1st Test v WI 1948), dies at 84
  • Oct 27 Rod Roddy, American television announcer (b. 1937)
  • Oct 29 Hal Clement [Harry Clement Stubbs], American sci-fi writer (Mission of Gravity), dies at 81
  • Oct 29 Franco Corelli, Italian tenor, dies after suffering a stroke at 82
  • Oct 30 Abel Ehrlich, Israeli composer, dies at 88
  • Oct 31 Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian Carnatic vocalist, dies at 95
  • Oct 31 Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)
  • Nov 1 Kent Kennan, American composer, dies at 90
  • Nov 2 Frank McCloskey, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1983-95), dies at 64
  • Nov 3 Rasul Gamzatov, Russian poet (b. 1923)
  • Nov 4 Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (deeply engaged with issues that were central to the visual arts), dies at 89
  • Nov 4 Ken Gampu, South African actor (b. 1929)
  • Nov 4 Charles Causley, Cornish writer and poet (b. 1917)
  • Nov 5 Bobby Hatfield, American singer (Righteous Brothers) (b. 1940)
  • Nov 6 Crash Holly, American professional wrestler (b. 1971)
  • Nov 6 Rie Mastenbroek, Dutch swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 1936), dies at 84

  • Nov 6 Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (b. 1962)
  • Nov 8 Bob Grant [Robert St Clair Grant], British actor, comedian and writer (on the Buses), dies at 71
  • Nov 8 C. Z. Guest, American socialite (b. 1920)
  • Nov 8 Guy Speranza, American singer, original Riot frontman (b. 1956)

Person of interestArt Carney

Nov 9 Art Carney, American actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners), dies of natural causes at 85

Actor Art Carney
Actor
Art Carney
  • Nov 9 Gordon Onslow Ford, English painter (b. 1912)
  • Nov 9 Binod Bihari Verma, Indian Maithili literateur (b.1937)
  • Nov 10 Canaan Banana, 1st President of Zimbabwe (1980-87), dies of cancer at 67
  • Nov 10 Irv "Kup" Kupcinet, American columnist and television personality (b. 1912)
  • Nov 12 Kay E. Kuter, American actor (Green Acres), dies at 78
  • Nov 12 Penny Singleton, American actress (Blondie) and voice actress (Jane-Jetsons), dies at 95
  • Nov 12 Tony Thompson, American drummer (Chic, Power Station) (b. 1954)

Person of interestJonathan Brandis

Nov 12 Jonathan Brandis, American actor (Lucas Wolenczak-seaQuest DSV), commits suicide at 27

  • Nov 13 Kellie Waymire, American actress (Six Feet Under), dies at 36
  • Nov 14 Gene Anthony Ray, American dancer and actor (Leroy-Fame), dies at 41
  • Nov 15 Speedy West, Country Music Hall of Fame Steel Guitarist (b. 1924)
  • Nov 15 Ray Lewis, Canadian 4X400 relayer (Olympic bronze 1932), dies at 93
  • Nov 15 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Annie), dies of cancer at 78
  • Nov 15 Laurence Tisch, American businessman (b. 1923)
  • Nov 16 Bettina Goislard, French relief worker (b. 1974)
  • Nov 17 Arthur Conley, American singer (b. 1946)
  • Nov 17 Don Gibson, American country musician (Sweet Dreams), dies at 75
  • Nov 18 Michael Kamen, American composer and arranger (film scores to Brazil and Mr. Holland's Opus; Pink Floyd), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • Nov 18 Ken Brett, American baseball player, dies at 55
  • Nov 19 Ian Geoghegan, Australian racing driver (b. 1940)
  • Nov 19 Greg Ridley, English musician (Humble Pie), dies at 56
  • Nov 20 Robert Addie, British actor (cancer) (b. 1960)
  • Nov 20 Loris Azzaro, French fashion designer (b. 1933)
  • Nov 20 David Dacko, first President of the Central African Republic (b. 1930)
  • Nov 20 Eugene Kleiner, American entrepreneur (b. 1923)

  • Nov 20 Roger Short, British Consulate General (b. 1944)
  • Nov 20 James "Jim" Siedow, American actor (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), dies from emphysema at 83
  • Nov 20 Kerem Yilmazer, Turkish actor (b. 1945)
  • Nov 22 Dick Thomas, American singing cowboy and TV host (Village Barn), dies at 88
  • Nov 24 Floquet de Neu, Ecuato Guinean albino gorilla (b. 1964)
  • Nov 24 Warren Spahn, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (17 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1957; Cy Young Award 1957; 8 × NL wins leader; Boston/Milwaukee Braves), dies at 82
  • Nov 24 Anthony Hollis, British High Court Judge, dies at 76
  • Nov 26 Stefan Wul, French sci-fi author (The Temple of the Past), dies at 81
  • Nov 26 Soulja Slim, American rapper (b. 1978)
  • Nov 27 Riccardo Malipiero, Italian composer, dies at 89
  • Nov 28 Ted Bates, English former footballer, dies at 85
  • Nov 28 Antonia Forest [Patricia Giulia Caulfield Kate Rubinstein], British children's author (The Marlows), dies at 88
  • Nov 29 Larry Booker (Moondog Spot), American pro wrestler (WWF Tag Team champion 1981), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • Nov 29 Tony Canadeo, American NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), dies at 84
  • Nov 30 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (1st female English Channel 1926), dies at 98
  • Dec 1 Clark Kerr, first Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley (b. 1911)
  • Dec 1 Eugenio Monti, Italian bobsledder (2 x Olympic gold 2-man, 4-man 1968; World C'ships 9 x gold), dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 75
  • Dec 2 Alan Davidson, British author (b. 1924)
  • Dec 2 Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian film actress (Othello), dies at 80
  • Dec 3 David Hemmings, English actor (b. 1941)
  • Dec 3 Ellen Drew [Esther Loretta Ray], American actress (Isle of Dead, Christmas in July), dies at 88
  • Dec 4 Iggy Katona, American auto racer (ARCA Series 1955-57, 62, 66-67; record 79 wins), dies at 87
  • Dec 6 Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, President of Guatemala (b. 1918)
  • Dec 6 Jerry Tuite, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • Dec 6 Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (b. 1909)
  • Dec 7 Carl F. H. Henry American theologian and publisher (b. 1913)
  • Dec 7 Azie Taylor Morton, Treasurer of the United States (b. 1936)
  • Dec 7 Joe Skeen, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Mexico), dies at 76
  • Dec 8 Rubén González, Cuban pianist (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1919)
  • Dec 9 Paul Simon, U.S. Senator from Illinois (b. 1928)

  • Dec 9 Norm Sloan, American basketball coach (b. 1926)
  • Dec 10 Sean McClory, Irish actor (The Californians, My Chauffeur), dies at 79
  • Dec 10 John Watts, British army and Chief of Defense (Omani Armed Forces), dies at 73
  • Dec 11 Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian writer (b. 1927)
  • Dec 12 Heydər Əliyev, President of Azerbaijan (b. 1923)
  • Dec 12 Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu (1982-1993), dies at 77
  • Dec 12 Keiko, orca (killer whale), star of Free Willy (b. 1976)
  • Dec 13 William V. Roth, Jr., U.S. Senator (b. 1921)
  • Dec 14 Blas Ople, Filipino journalist & politician, dies at 76
  • Dec 14 Jeanne Crain, American actress (Man Without a Star, Pinky), dies at 78
  • Dec 15 George Fisher, American political cartoonist (b. 1923)
  • Dec 15 Keith Magnuson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1947)
  • Dec 16 Robert Stanfield, Premier of Nova Scotia (b. 1914)
  • Dec 16 Gary Stewart, American country singer (She's Actin' Single), commits suicide by shooting himself in the neck at 59
  • Dec 17 David Smith, English cricket fast-medium bowler (5 Tests), dies at 69
  • Dec 17 Brian Lee, father of Wikipedia user, James Lee (b. 1948)
  • Dec 17 Ed Devereaux, Australian actor (b. 1925)

Person of interestOtto Graham

Dec 17 Otto Graham, NFL Quarterback, dies of a heart aneurysm at 82

NFL Quarterback Otto Graham
NFL Quarterback
Otto Graham
  • Dec 18 Susan Travers, English-French Foreign Legion soldier, dies at 94
  • Dec 19 Peter Carter-Ruck, English lawyer (b. 1914)
  • Dec 19 Hope Lange, American actress (Peyton Place, The Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies at 70
  • Dec 19 Lester "Les" Tremayne, British radio, film and television actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds), dies of heart failure at 90
  • Dec 19 Roy Hughes, Baron Islwyn, British politician (L), dies at 78
  • Dec 21 Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Spanish playboy and businessman (b. 1924)
  • Dec 21 M. J. Gopalan, Indian cricketer (1 Test India v England 1933-34), dies at 94
  • Dec 22 Dave Dudley, American country singer (Six Days on the Road), dies at 75
  • Dec 22 Rose Hill, British actress and operatic soprano ('Allo 'Allo!, Nicholas Nickleby, Shot in the Dark), dies at 89
  • Dec 24 David Hobman, English human right activist and director (Age Concern England), dies at 76
  • Dec 24 Herman Keiser, American golfer (US Masters 1946), dies of Alzheimer's disease complications at 89
  • Dec 25 Nicholas Mavroules, American politician (Rep-D-MA, 1979-93), dies at 74
  • Dec 27 Alan Bates, English actor (b. 1934)
  • Dec 27 Iván Calderón, Puerto Rican baseball player (b. 1962)
  • Dec 28 Benjamin T. Hacker, American naval aviator (first Naval Flight Officer (NFO) to achieve Flag rank), dies at 68
  • Dec 29 Earl Hindman, American actor (b. 1942)
  • Dec 29 Dinsdale Landen, British actor (The Mask of Janus), dies at 71
  • Dec 29 Bob Monkhouse, English comedian and game show host (b. 1928)
  • Dec 30 David Bale, South African-born activist (b. 1941)
  • Dec 30 John Gregory Dunne, American writer, dies of heart attack at 71
  • Dec 30 Anita Mui, Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress, "Madonna of the East", dies of cancer at 40
  • Dec 31 Arthur R. von Hippel German physicist (pioneer in the study of dielectrics, ferromagnetic and ferroelectric materials, and semiconductors and was a codeveloper of radar during World War II), dies at 105
  • Dec 31 Paula Raymond, American actress and model (The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms), dies at 79