On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2004 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 571

  • May 7 Rudi Maugeri, Canadian singer (The Crew Cuts), dies at 73
  • May 7 William J. Knight, American astronaut and test pilot (X-15), dies at 74
  • May 8 John Peel, British politician (C), dies at 91
  • May 9 Akhmad Kadyrov, 1st President of Chechnya, dies at 52
  • May 9 Alan King [Irwin Kniberg], American comedian & actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me), dies at 76
  • May 11 John C. Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead), dies at 92
  • May 11 Mick Doyle, Irish rugby union footballer & coach, dies at 64
  • May 12 John LaPorta, American Jazz clarinetist and composer, dies at 84
  • May 14 Anna Lee [Joan Boniface Winnifrith], British actress (General Hospital, How Green Was My Valley), dies of pneumonia at 91
  • May 15 Clint Warwick [Albert Eccles], English bassist (Moody Blues), dies at 63
  • May 16 June Taylor, American choreographer, dies at 86
  • May 17 Jørgen Nash, Danish artist (b. 1920)
  • May 17 Ezzedine Salim, leader of Iraqi Governing Council (b. 1943)
  • May 18 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer, dies at 76
  • May 18 Serge Turgeon, Quebec actor and union leader, dies at 58
  • May 18 Lincoln Kilpatrick, American actor (BJ-Leslie Uggams Show), dies at 72

  • May 19 Tony Randall [Leonard Rosenberg], American actor (The Odd Couple) dies aged 84
  • May 19 Mary Dresselhuys, Dutch actress (b. 1907)
  • May 20 Lord Murray of Epping Forest, British labour politician and union leader, dies of emphysema and pneumonia at 82
  • May 22 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), dies at 59
  • May 22 Richard Biggs, American actor (b. 1960)
  • May 23 Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (b. 1919)
  • May 24 Henry Ries, American photographer (b. 1917)
  • May 24 Milton Shulman, Canadian author and critic (b. 1913)
  • May 24 Edward Wagenknecht, American literary critic (b. 1900)
  • May 24 Captain Stubby [Tom Fouts], American author and comedian (Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers), dies of a stroke at 85
  • May 25 Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (b. 1917)
  • May 26 Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)
  • May 26 Dullah Omar, South African attorney and UDF-leader, dies at 69
  • May 27 Denis ApIvor, British composer, dies at 88
  • May 28 Umberto Agnelli, Italian automobile executive (Fiat), dies at 69
  • May 29 Archibald Cox, American lawyer and special prosecutor (Watergate), dies at 92
  • May 29 Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (b. 1925)
  • May 30 Andrew Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire, English aristocrat (Chatsworth) and politician, married Deborah Mitford, dies at 84
  • May 31 Robert Quine, American guitarist, dies at 61
  • May 31 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter, dies at 62

  • Jun 1 William Manchester, American writer (b. 1922)
  • Jun 2 Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcaster, dies at 95
  • Jun 2 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer, dies at 74
  • Jun 3 Frances Shand Kydd, mother of Diana, Princess of Wales (b. 1936)
  • Jun 3 Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (b. 1966)
  • Jun 3 Jonathan D Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), dies of leukaemia at 61
  • Jun 4 Steve Lacy, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
  • Jun 4 Saturnino "Nino" Manfredi, Italian actor (Between Miracles), dies at 83
  • Jun 5 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)

Person of interestRonald Reagan

Jun 5 Ronald Reagan, 40th US President (Republican: 1981-89) and actor (Bedtime for Bonzo), dies at 93

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Jun 6 Judy Campbell [Judith Mary Gamble], British actress (Convoy, Bonnie Prince Charlie), dies at 88
  • Jun 6 Kate Worley, American comic book writer (Omaha the Cat Dancer), dies of cancer at 46
  • Jun 7 William Cramond, Scottish psychiatrist and vice-chancellor (Stirling University), dies at 83
  • Jun 8 Mack Jones, American baseball player, dies at 65
  • Jun 9 Rosey Brown, American football player (b. 1932)
  • Jun 9 Brian Williamson, Jamaican Gay Activist (b. 1945)

Person of interestRay Charles

Jun 10 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist who pioneered soul music (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around), dies at 73

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles
  • Jun 10 Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue), dies at 47
  • Jun 11 Egon von Fürstenberg, Swiss fashion designer, dies at 57
  • Jun 11 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek politician (b. 1904)
  • Jun 13 Dick Durrance, American skier, dies at 89
  • Jun 13 Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist and writer (Sports Illustrated and ESPN's Page 2), dies from a heart attack at 52
  • Jun 14 Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountain guide, dies at 103
  • Jun 14 Eamonn McGirr, Irish-born singer and entertainer
  • Jun 16 Thanom Kittikachorn, Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1912)
  • Jun 17 Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 78
  • Jun 21 Leonel Brizola, Brazilian politician (b. 1922)
  • Jun 22 Mattie Stepanek, American poet (b. 1990)
  • Jun 22 Bob Bemer, American computer scientist (b. 1920)
  • Jun 22 Kim Sun-il, South Korean translator (b. 1970)
  • Jun 22 Thomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist (proposed steady-state theory of universe), dies from complications due to heart disease at 84
  • Jun 24 Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek songwriter (b. 1957)
  • Jun 26 Yash Johar, Indian film producer (b. 1929)
  • Jun 26 Naomi Shemer, Israeli singer and song-writer (b. 1930)
  • Jun 27 Darrell Russell, American race car driver (b. 1968)
  • Jun 27 George Patton IV, American general (b. 1923)
  • Jun 28 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (Jennings), dies at 92
  • Jun 29 Bernard Babior, American physician and biochemist, dies at 68
  • Jun 30 Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer, dies at 80

Person of interestMarlon Brando

Jul 1 Marlon Brando, American actor (The Godfather, A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront), dies at 80

  • Jul 1 Peter Barnes, English writer (b. 1931)
  • Jul 1 Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer (b. 1909)
  • Jul 2 John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist, dies at 85
  • Jul 2 Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Portuguese poet and children's author (The Sea Girl), dies at 84
  • Jul 3 Andrian Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1929)
  • Jul 4 Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor, dies at 84
  • Jul 4 Frank Robinson (Xylophone Man), an eccentric street entertainer in Nottingham, England (b. 1932)
  • Jul 5 Hugh Shearer, Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1923)
  • Jul 5 Rodger Ward, American race car driver (b. 1921)
  • Jul 6 Thomas Klestil, President of Austria (1992-2004), dies at 71
  • Jul 6 Syreeta Wright, American singer (b. 1946)
  • Jul 8 Paula Danziger, American author (b. 1944)
  • Jul 8 Jean Lefebvre, French actor (Diabolical, Now Where Did the Seventh Company Get to?), dies at 84
  • Jul 9 Chuck Cadman, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
  • Jul 9 Paul Klebnikov, American journalist (b. 1963)

  • Jul 9 Isabel Sanford, American actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), dies at 86 (b. 1917)
  • Jul 11 Laurance Rockefeller, American CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank) and philanthropist, dies at 94
  • Jul 12 Betty Oliphant, co-founder of National Ballet of Canada (b. 1918)
  • Jul 13 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), dies from advanced leukemia at 55
  • Jul 13 Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (b. 1930)
  • Jul 16 George Busbee, Governor of Georgia (b. 1927)
  • Jul 17 Pat Roach, British professional wrestler and actor (b. 1937)
  • Jul 17 Julian Hodge, British financier and multi-millionaire (Hodge Group), dies at 99
  • Jul 18 Paul Foot, British journalist (b. 1937)
  • Jul 18 Émile Peynaud, French oenologist, dies at 92
  • Jul 19 Reverend Francis Marzen, American Catholic prelate (b. 1924)
  • Jul 19 Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1911)
  • Jul 20 Adi Lady Lala Mara, Fiji chieftainess, wife of Kamisese Mara (b. 1931)
  • Jul 21 Jerry Goldsmith, American pianist and composer (Twilight Zone, Planet Of The Apes), dies of colon cancer at 75
  • Jul 21 Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (b. 1918)
  • Jul 21 Julian Ridsdale, British politician (C), Member of Parliament for Harwich (1954-92), dies at 89
  • Jul 22 Sacha Distel, French singer (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head cover), dies at 71
  • Jul 22 George Kidd, Canadian diplomat (b. 1917)
  • Jul 22 Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 81
  • Jul 23 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), dies at 71
  • Jul 23 Carlos Paredes, Portuguese musician and composer (b. 1925)
  • Jul 23 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer, dies at 82
  • Jul 23 Serge Reggiani, French singer and actor (b. 1922)
  • Jul 24 Claude André François Ballif, French composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 24 Cotton Fitzsimmons, American basketball coach (NJCAA C'ship 1966, 67; Moberly Area CC; Kansas State; NBA: Phoenix Suns; Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs), dies of lung cancer and stroke at 72
  • Jul 26 Sipho Gumede, South African jazz legend, lung cancer (birthdate unknown)

Person of interestFrancis Crick

Jul 28 Francis Crick, English molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (1962), dies of colon cancer at 88

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
  • Jul 28 Sam Edwards, American actor (Captain Midnight, Twelve O'Clock High), dies at 89
  • Jul 28 Eugene Roche, American actor (Foul Play, Slaughterhouse Five), dies at 75
  • Jul 28 Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist (b. 1938)

  • Jul 28 George Williams, American soul singer (the Tymes), dies at 68
  • Jul 29 Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)
  • Jul 29 James Hubert "Huby" Heard, American singer-songwriter (The God Squad), dies at 73
  • Jul 30 Andre Noble, Canadian actor (b. 1979)
  • Jul 30 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, dies at 89
  • Jul 31 Virginia Grey, American actress (b. 1917)
  • Jul 31 Laura Betti, Italian actress (b. 1927)
  • Aug 1 Philip Abelson, American physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 91
  • Aug 2 Don Tosti, American musician (b. 1923)
  • Aug 2 François Craenhals, Belgian comics artist (b. 1926)
  • Aug 4 Sir Kenneth Couzens, British Deputy Chairman of British Coal Board and significant figure during Miners Strike, dies at 79

Person of interestRick James

Aug 6 Rick James, American funk musician ("Super Freak"), dies of pulmonary failure and cardiac failure at 56

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James
  • Aug 7 Red Adair, American oil field firefighter (b. 1915)
  • Aug 7 Colin Bibby, English ornithologist (b. 1948)
  • Aug 8 Fay Wray, Canadian American actress (King Kong), dies at 96
  • Aug 8 Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor (b. 1934)
  • Aug 9 Robert Lecourt, French politician and president of the European Court of Justice (b. 1908)
  • Aug 9 Tony Mottola, American jazz guitarist, dies at 86
  • Aug 9 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), dies at 92
  • Aug 12 Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer and inventor, Nobel laureate (b. 1919)
  • Aug 12 Peter Woodthorpe, British actor (b. 1931)
  • Aug 13 Julia Child, American chef, author and television personality (The French Chef), dies at 91
  • Aug 14 Trevor Skeet, New Zealand-born British politician (b. 1918)
  • Aug 14 Czesław Miłosz, Polish-American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980), dies at 93
  • Aug 14 Eric Petrie, New Zealand cricketer (NZ wicketkeeper of the late 1950's), dies at 77
  • Aug 15 Semiha Berksoy, first Turkish opera singer (b. 1910)
  • Aug 15 Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician, dies at 63
  • Aug 15 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1916)
  • Aug 16 Ivan Hlinka, Czech ice hockey coach (b. 1950)

  • Aug 16 Carl Mydans, American photographer (b. 1907)
  • Aug 16 Robert Quiroga, American boxer (b. 1969)
  • Aug 16 Acquanetta [Mildred Davenport], American actress nicknamed "The Venezuelan Volcano" (Tarzan & Leopard Woman), dies at 83
  • Aug 17 Thea Astley, Australian novelist and short-story writer, dies at 78
  • Aug 17 Gérard Souzay, French baritone, dies at 85
  • Aug 17 D-Roc the Executioner [Dennis Miles], American heavy metal musician (Body Count), dies of complications of lymphoma at 44
  • Aug 18 Elmer Bernstein, American movie music composer (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Age Of innocence, Thoroughly Modern Mille), dies at 82
  • Aug 18 Hiram Fong, American businessman and politician (U.S. Senator from Hawaii), dies at 97
  • Aug 21 Isaäc Arend Diepenhorst, Dutch lawyer and Minister of Education, dies at 88
  • Aug 22 Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (b. 1960)
  • Aug 22 Daniel Petrie, Canadian television and movie director, dies at 83
  • Aug 22 Al Dvorin, American Elvis Presley concert announcer, dies at 81
  • Aug 24 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-born psychiatrist (b. 1926)
  • Aug 24 Kees [Cornelis Johannes] Ouwens, Dutch writer and poet (Intimate Acts), dies at 60
  • Aug 25 Helen Copley, American newspaper publisher (The San Diego Union-Tribune), dies at 81
  • Aug 26 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), dies of a brain aneurysm at 47
  • Aug 27 Willie Crawford, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), dies at 57
  • Aug 29 Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (b. 1942)
  • Aug 30 Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (dirty-snowball theory), dies at 97
  • Aug 30 Indian Larry, American motorcycle builder and stuntman (b. 1949)
  • Aug 31 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), dies at 61
  • Sep 1 Kenneth Keith, Lord Keith of Castleacre, English banker, dies at 88
  • Sep 1 Ahmed Kuftaro, Grand Mufti of Syria (b. 1915)
  • Sep 2 Joan Oró, Catalan scientist (b. 1923)
  • Sep 2 Eleni Zafeiriou, Greek actress (b. 1916)
  • Sep 3 Billy Davis, American music producer and songwriter ( I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke), dies at 72
  • Sep 4 Alphonso Ford, American basketball player, dies at 32
  • Sep 4 Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (Canadian Golf Hall of Fame), dies from congestive heart failure at 75
  • Sep 4 James O. Page, American paramedic (b. 1936)
  • Sep 7 Bob Boyd, American baseball first baseman (National Baseball Congress Hall of Fame), dies at 84

  • Sep 8 Frank Thomas, American animator, dies at 92
  • Sep 9 Ernie Ball, American entrepreneur and musician who pioneered the development of guitar-related products, dies at 74
  • Sep 9 Caitlin Clarke, American actress (Dragonslayer), dies at 52
  • Sep 10 Brock Adams, American politician (b. 1927)
  • Sep 11 Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria, Greek Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, dies at 55
  • Sep 11 Fred Ebb, American lyricist (b. 1933)
  • Sep 11 David Mann, U.S. artist (b. 1939)
  • Sep 12 Kenny Buttrey, American influential drummer, dies at 59
  • Sep 12 John Buller, British composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 13 Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (b. 1925)

Person of interestJohnny Ramone

Sep 15 Johnny Ramone, American lead guitarist of the punk rock band The Ramones, dies of prostate cancer at 55

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • Sep 15 Walter Stewart, Canadian writer and journalist, dies at 73
  • Sep 16 Izora Rhodes Armstead, American singer (The Weather Girls), dies at 62
  • Sep 18 Norman Cantor, Canadian historian (b. 1929)
  • Sep 18 Russ Meyer, American film director (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), dies at 82
  • Sep 18 Marvin Mitchelson, American celebrity attorney, dies at 76
  • Sep 19 Eddie Adams, American photographer (photograph of execution of a Viet Cong soldier, Pulitzer Prize 1969), dies at 71
  • Sep 19 Árpád Bogsch, Hungarian-born American civil servant (b. 1919)
  • Sep 19 Skeeter Davis, American singer (b. 1931)