On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 2004

  • Nov 1 Mac Dre [Andre Louis Hicks], American rapper and hip hop pioneer, dies at 34
  • Nov 1 Terry Knight, American rock producer and singer (Grand Funk Railroad), murdered at 61

Person of interestZayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Nov 2 Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, 1st President of the United Arab Emirates, dies at 85

President of the United Arab Emirates Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
President of the United Arab Emirates
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Nov 2 Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (Submission), dies at 47
  • Nov 2 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1978; Amstel Gold Race 1974, 85), dies from a heart attack at 53
  • Nov 6 Fred Dibnah, English steeplejack and television personality, dies at 66
  • Nov 6 Johnny Warren, Australian soccer player (b. 1943)
  • Nov 6 Robert Lang, English actor (Night Watch), dies at 70
  • Nov 7 Howard Keel, American actor, singer and president of the Screen Actors Guild (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate), dies of cancer at 87
  • Nov 8 Peter Mathers, English-born Australian novelist (b. 1931)
  • Nov 8 Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player (World #3 1976-81; Pot Black 1972, 73, 80), dies at 75
  • Nov 8 Bruno Bettinelli, Italian composer and teacher (Musica per archi), dies at 90
  • Nov 8 Chandler Harper, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1950), dies of pneumonia at 90
  • Nov 9 Iris Chang, American author and journalist, committed suicide at 36

Person of interestStieg Larsson

Nov 9 Stieg Larsson, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), dies of a heart attack at 50

  • Nov 9 Edward "Ed" Kemmer, American actor (Space Patrol, Lux Video Theatre), dies at 83

  • Nov 10 Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (b. 1907)

Person of interestYasser Arafat

Nov 11 Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, dies in Paris at 75

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Nov 11 Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • Nov 11 Dayton Allen, American comedian (Steve Allen Show, The Cotton Club), dies from a stroke at 85
  • Nov 13 John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV), dies from a fall from a two-storey balcony at his home at 42
  • Nov 13 Thomas Foglietta, American politician (b. 1928)
  • Nov 13 Ol' Dirty Bastard [Russell Jones], American rapper (member of Wu Tang Clan), dies of a drug overdose at 35
  • Nov 14 Michel Colombier, French composer (b. 1939)
  • Nov 15 Elmer L. Andersen, 30th Governor of Minnesota (1961-63), dies at 95
  • Nov 15 John Morgan, Canadian comedian (b. 1930)
  • Nov 15 Ben Cami, Flemish writer and poet (Rose from Mud), dies at 84
  • Nov 16 Margaret Hassan, Irish aid worker in Iraq, abducted at 59 (presumed dead)
  • Nov 16 Massimo Freccia, Italian-American composer, dies at 98
  • Nov 17 Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (Olympic gold 2000), dies at 34
  • Nov 17 Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), dies at 63
  • Nov 18 Cy Coleman [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), dies at 75
  • Nov 19 Piet Esser, Dutch sculptor (b. 1914)
  • Nov 19 Helmut Griem, German actor (b. 1932)
  • Nov 19 Terry Melcher, American musician and record producer (b. 1942)
  • Nov 19 John R. Vane, English pharmacologist (Nobel 1982), dies at 77
  • Nov 20 David Grierson, Canadian radio host (b. 1955)
  • Nov 20 Jenny Ross, English musician (Section 25) (b. 1962)
  • Nov 23 Pete Franklin, American talk radio host (b. 1928)
  • Nov 24 Wong Jim, Hong Kong songwriter (b. 1940)
  • Nov 24 Arthur Hailey, English novelist (Hotel, Airport), dies at 84

Person of interestPhilippe de Broca

Nov 26 Philippe de Broca, French film director (Le Bossu) dies aged 71

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • Nov 29 Anne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (b. 1891)
  • Nov 29 Harry Danning, American baseball player, dies at 93
  • Nov 29 John Drew Barrymore, American actor (Pantomine Quiz), dies from cancer at 72
  • Nov 30 Bill Brown, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (28 caps; Dundee, Tottenham Hotspur), dies at 73