On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2005 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 752

  • Mar 26 Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)
  • Mar 26 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), dies at 90
  • Mar 27 Wilfred Bigelow, Canadian heart surgeon (b. 1913)
  • Mar 27 Bob Casey, American baseball announcer (b. 1925)
  • Mar 27 Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist, dies at 83
  • Mar 27 Gwydion Brooke [Holbrooke], British bassoonist (Royal Philharmonic, 1946-1961), dies at 93
  • Mar 28 Dame Moura Lympany, British pianist (b. 1916)
  • Mar 29 Johnnie Cochran, American attorney (O.J. Simpson defense attorney), dies at 67
  • Mar 29 Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (b. 1968)
  • Mar 29 Miltos Sahtouris, Greek poet (b. 1919)
  • Mar 29 Howell Heflin, American politician (Sen-D-Alabama, 1979-97), dies at 83
  • Mar 30 Emil Dimitrov, Bulgarian singer (b. 1940)
  • Mar 30 Robert Creeley, American poet (b. 1926)
  • Mar 30 Milton Green, American athlete (b. 1913)
  • Mar 30 Fred Korematsu, American civil rights activist (b. 1919)
  • Mar 30 O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and cartoonist (b. 1930)

  • Mar 30 Derrick Plourde, American drummer (b. 1971)
  • Mar 31 Stanley J. Korsmeyer, American oncologist (b. 1951)
  • Mar 31 Frank Perdue, American poultry farmer (b. 1920)
  • Mar 31 Terri Schiavo, American figure in right to die case (b. 1963)
  • Mar 31 Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician, dies at 99
  • Apr 1 Alexander Brott, Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, conductor, educator, and composer (McGill Chamber Orchestra), dies at 90
  • Apr 1 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), dies at 75
  • Apr 1 Jack Keller, American songwriter, and record producer ("Run To Him"; "Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart"; theme to Bewitched), dies of leukemia at 68
  • Apr 1 Robert Coldwell Wood, American educator (b. 1923)

Person of interestJohn Paul II

Apr 2 Pope Saint John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla], Polish Roman Catholic Pope, dies of heart failure at 84

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Apr 3 Tony Croatto, Italian singer (b. 1940)
  • Apr 3 Jef Eygel, Belgian basketball player (b. 1933)
  • Apr 4 Edward Bronfman, Canadian businessman (b. 1924)

Person of interestSaul Bellow

Apr 5 Saul Bellow, Canadian-American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), dies at 89

Novelist Saul Bellow
Novelist
Saul Bellow
  • Apr 5 Dale Messick [Dalia Messick], American comic strip artist (Brenda Starr, Reporter), dies at 98
  • Apr 5 Debralee Scott, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Cathy"; Angie), dies at 52
  • Apr 5 John Sichel, British film and television director (b. 1937)

Person of interestRainier III

Apr 6 Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (1949-2005), dies at 81

Prince of Monaco Rainier III
Prince of Monaco
Rainier III
  • Apr 6 Geoff Millman, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests), dies at 70
  • Apr 7 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer, dies at 82

  • Apr 7 Bob Kennedy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
  • Apr 7 Cliff Allison, British racing driver (b. 1932)
  • Apr 8 Eddie Miksis, American baseball player, dies at 78
  • Apr 8 Onna White, Canadian choreographer (b. 1924)
  • Apr 9 Andrea Dworkin, American radical feminist (Pornography: Men Possessing Women), dies of heart failure at 58
  • Apr 9 Jerrel Wilson, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1970-72; Super Bowl 1970; KC Chiefs), dies of cancer at 63
  • Apr 10 Norbert Brainin, Austrian-British violinist (Amadeus Quartet, 1947-87), dies at 82
  • Apr 10 Iakovos, Archbishop of America (b. 1911)
  • Apr 10 Al Lucas, American football player (b. 1978)
  • Apr 11 André François, Hungarian-French cartoonist, dies at 89
  • Apr 11 Lucien Laurent, French footballer (scored the first ever FIFA World Cup goal), dies at 97
  • Apr 11 Maurice R. Hilleman, American microbiologist who developed over 36 vaccines including measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia, dies at 85
  • Apr 13 Don Blasingame, American baseball player, dies at 73
  • Apr 13 Johnnie Johnson, American blues & jazz piano player (Chuck Berry's band), dies of kidney problems and pneumonia at 80
  • Apr 13 Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer, dies at 59
  • Apr 13 Philippe Volter, Belgian actor, dies at 46
  • Apr 13 Nikola Ljubičić, President of the Presidency of Serbia (1982-84) & Communist politician, dies at 89
  • Apr 13 [Salvador] Tutti Camarata, American composer & producer (Vic Damone Show), dies at 91
  • Apr 14 Benny Bailey, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 79
  • Apr 15 Margaretta Scott, British actress (Crescendo, Where's Charley, Counterblast), dies from pneumonia and breast cancer at 93
  • Apr 15 John Fred, American singer (Judy in Disguise with Glasses), dies at 63
  • Apr 15 Ken Funston, South African cricket batsman (18 Tests, top score 92), dies at 79
  • Apr 16 Kathleen "Kay" Walsh, British actress (The Horse's Mouth, Oliver Twist), dies in a fire at 93
  • Apr 16 Kim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor (b. 1943)
  • Apr 16 Marla Ruzicka, American humanitarian worker and peace activist (b. 1976)
  • Apr 17 James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak), dies at 83
  • Apr 18 Sam Mills, American football player, dies at 46
  • Apr 18 Kenneth Schermerhorn, American conductor (Amer Ballet), dies at 75
  • Apr 19 Ruth Hussey, American actress (Another Thin Man), dies at 93
  • Apr 19 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish jazz bassist (b. 1946)
  • Apr 19 George Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (b. 1941)
  • Apr 19 Clement Meadmore, Australian sculptor (b. 1929)
  • Apr 20 Fumio Niwa, Japanese novelist (b. 1904)
  • Apr 21 Gerry Marshall, British racing driver (b. 1941)
  • Apr 22 Norman Bird, English character actor, dies at 80
  • Apr 22 Robert Farnon, Canadian composer & conductor, dies at 87
  • Apr 22 Erika Fuchs, German translator, dies at 98
  • Apr 22 Philip Morrison, American physicist, dies at 89
  • Apr 22 Eduardo Paolozzi, Scottish sculptor and pop art pioneer (mosaics Tottenham Court Rd tube), dies at 81
  • Apr 23 Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, Australian politician, Premier of Queensland (1968-87), dies at 94
  • Apr 23 Al Grassby, Australian immigration minister, dies at 78
  • Apr 23 Sir John Mills, British actor (Ryan's Daughter, Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace), dies from a chest infection at 97
  • Apr 23 Romano Scarpa, Italian-born comic artist, dies at 77
  • Apr 23 Earl Wilson, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1962; AL wins leader 1967 Boston Red Sox), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Apr 24 Ezer Weizman, President of Israel (b. 1924)
  • Apr 24 Fei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist (b. 1910)
  • Apr 25 Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk (b. 1908)
  • Apr 25 John Love, Zimbabwean Formula One driver, dies at 80
  • Apr 26 Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss star of German cinema (The Last Bridge, Gervaise), dies at 79
  • Apr 26 Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan author, dies at 87
  • Apr 26 Mason Adams, American actor (Lou Grant, Deadliest Season), dies at 86
  • Apr 27 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 95
  • Apr 28 Chris Candido, American wrestler, dies at 33
  • Apr 28 Taraki Sivaram, Tamil journalist of Sri Lanka, dies at 45
  • Apr 28 Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies at 81

  • Apr 29 William J. Bell, American television writer and producer (b. 1927)
  • Apr 29 Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (b. 1966)
  • Apr 30 Ron Todd, TGWU General Secretary (1985 - 1992) (b. 1927)
  • May 2 Kenneth Bancroft Clark, American civil rights activist (Dark Ghetto) and first black president of the American Psychological Association, dies at 90
  • May 2 Wee Kim Wee, 4th President of Singapore (b. 1915)
  • May 3 Pierre Moerlen, French rock-jazz fusion drummer and percussionist (Gong: Mike Oldfield), dies at 52
  • May 4 David Hackworth, U.S. Army officer and military journalist (b. 1930)
  • May 5 Ted Atkinson, American jockey (US Champion 1944, 46), dies of a stroke at 88
  • May 7 Tristan Egolf, American writer (b. 1971)
  • May 7 Peter W. Rodino, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey (1949-89), dies at 95
  • May 7 Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian soccer forward (13 caps; Emelec), dies in a car accident at 25
  • May 8 Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver, dies at 23
  • May 9 Nasrat Parsa, Afghani singer, dies at 36
  • May 10 David Wayne, American singer (Metal Church) (b. 1958)
  • May 11 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer & composer, dies at 88
  • May 12 Martin Lings, English Islamic scholar (b. 1909)
  • May 12 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish singer and actress, dies at 67
  • May 13 George Dantzig, American mathematician (b. 1914)
  • May 13 Michael Ross, American serial killer (b. 1959)
  • May 13 Eddie Barclay, French record producer (b. 1921)
  • May 15 Alan B. Gold, Quebec Chief Justice (b. 1917)
  • May 16 Andrew J. Goodpaster, American general, supreme commander (NATO-Europe), dies at 90
  • May 17 Frank Gorshin, American comedian and impersonator (Riddler-Batman), dies at 72
  • May 19 Henry Corden, American actor and voice artist (b. 1921)
  • May 20 Paul Ricoeur, French philosopher (b. 1913)
  • May 20 William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (b. 1918)
  • May 20 John Donovan "J D" Cannon, American actor (McCloud, Ike, Call to Glory), dies at 83
  • May 21 Howard Morris, American comedic actor and director (The Andy Griffith Show, High Anxiety), dies of a heart disease at 85
  • May 22 Charilaos Florakis, Greek politician, long-time General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (b. 1914)
  • May 22 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and bass singer (Tony the Tiger, You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch), dies from prostate cancer at 91

  • May 22 Julia Randall, American poet (b. 1924)
  • May 23 Roderick Wright, Scottish Bishop of Argyll and the Isles (1990-96), dies at 64
  • May 24 Carl Amery [Christian Anton Mayer], German writer, dies at 83
  • May 24 Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist (b. 1913)
  • May 24 Vivian Liberto, first wife of Johnny Cash (b. 1934)
  • May 25 Sunil Dutt, Indian Bollywood director, actor and politician (Yaadein, Mother India, Khandaan), dies at 75
  • May 25 Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (b. 1938)
  • May 25 Graham Kennedy, Australian television personality (b. 1934)
  • May 25 Ruth Laredo, American pianist (b. 1937)
  • May 25 Gregory Scott Johnson, American murderer, dies of lethal injection at 40

Person of interestEddie Albert

May 26 Eddie Albert, American actor (Roman Holiday), dies of pneumonia at 99

  • May 26 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1928)
  • May 29 George Rochberg, American composer (Concord Quartet), dies at 86
  • May 29 María de los Ángeles Alvariño González, Spanish marine biologist and oceanographer, dies at 88
  • May 29 Oscar Brown, American singer and songwriter (Brown Baby, Forbidden Fruit), dies at 78
  • May 30 Fazal Mahmood, Pakistan cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 139 wickets), dies at 78
  • May 30 Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer (b. 1958)

Person of interestGeorge Mikan

Jun 1 George Mikan, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA All Star 1951-54; NBL MVP 1948; Minneapolis Lakers), dies of diabetes complications at 80

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • Jun 2 Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian Nordic combined skier and sports official (b. 1930)
  • Jun 2 Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and teacher (b. 1950)
  • Jun 2 Melita Norwood, British spy (b. 1912)
  • Jun 3 Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader, writer, and lawyer, dies of lung cancer at 60
  • Jun 3 Leon Askin, Austrian actor (One, Two, Three, Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 97
  • Jun 5 Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Mexican politician (b. 1949)
  • Jun 5 Susi Nicoletti, German actress (b. 1918)

Person of interestAnne Bancroft

Jun 6 Anne Bancroft [Anna Italiano], American actress, director, screenwriter and singer (Graduate, Miracle Worker), dies from uterine cancer at 73

Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
  • Jun 6 Dana Elcar, American actor (Peter Thornton- MacGyver), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • Jun 6 Maya Kopitseva, Russian painter of the Leningrad school, dies at 81
  • Jun 10 Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer (b. 1915)
  • Jun 10 J. James Exon, American Democratic politician (33rd Governor of Nebraska), dies at 83

  • Jun 11 VVasco Gonçalves, Portuguese army officer and 103rd Prime Minister of Portugal (1974-75), dies at 84
  • Jun 11 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), dies at 86
  • Jun 11 Ghena Dimitrova, Bulgarian operatic soprano, dies at 64
  • Jun 11 Audrey Brown, British 4 X 100m runner (Olympic silver 1936), dies at 92
  • Jun 12 Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
  • Jun 13 Jonathan Adams, English actor (b. 1931)
  • Jun 13 Álvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer, dies at 91
  • Jun 13 Lane Smith, American actor (b. 1936)
  • Jun 13 David Diamond, American composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), dies at 89
  • Jun 14 Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor, dies at 91
  • Jun 14 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter, dies at 80
  • Jun 15 Suzanne Flon, French actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge), dies of gastroenteritis at 87
  • Jun 16 Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (La Llamarada), dies at 99
  • Jun 17 Sam Loeb, comic book writer (b. 1988)
  • Jun 17 Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum - "Runaway Train"), dies of complications from esophageal cancer at 41
  • Jun 17 Ronald Winans, American gospel singer (Winans), dies at 48
  • Jun 17 Henryk Majewski, Polish big band jazz trumpeter (Old Timers), dies at 69
  • Jun 18 Syed Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (b. 1914)
  • Jun 18 Manuel Sadosky, Argentine mathematician (b. 1914)
  • Jun 18 J.J. Pickle, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1963-95), dies at 91

Person of interestJack Kilby

Jun 20 Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer (Nobel 2010 - handheld calculator, integrated circuit), dies at 81

Engineer and Computer Scientist Jack Kilby
Engineer and Computer Scientist
Jack Kilby
  • Jun 20 Larry Collins, American writer, dies at 75
  • Jun 20 Charles White, American actor (Airport 95, Serpico), dies at 87
  • Jun 21 Jaime Cardinal Sin, Filipino Catholic Archbishop of Manila (b. 1928)
  • Jun 23 Shana Alexander, American columnist (b. 1926)
  • Jun 23 Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (b. 1925)
  • Jun 24 Paul Winchell, American voice actor and ventriloquist (b. 1922)
  • Jun 24 Hakham Yedidia Shofet, Former chief rabbi of Iran (b. 1908)
  • Jun 25 John Fiedler, American Actor (b. 1925)
  • Jun 26 Richard Whiteley, British television game show host (b. 1943)

  • Jun 27 Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
  • Jun 27 Frank Harte, Traditional Irish Singer and song collector
  • Jun 27 John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
  • Jun 27 Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran (b. 1914)
  • Jun 27 Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)
  • Jun 28 Brenda Howard, American LGBT activist (b. 1946)
  • Jun 30 Christopher Fry, English playwright (The Lady's Not for Burning), dies at 97
  • Jul 1 Luther Vandross, American singer, dies at 54
  • Jul 1 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, American singer (The Four Tops), dies at 69
  • Jul 1 Gus Bodnar, Canadian NHL center (NHL record 3 assists in 21 seconds 1952), dies at 82
  • Jul 2 Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (North by Northwest), dies at 89
  • Jul 3 Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director (b. 1914)
  • Jul 3 Gaylord Nelson, American politician (b. 1916)
  • Jul 4 Hank Stram, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (KC Chiefs Super Bowl 1970), dies of diabetes complications at 82
  • Jul 4 June Haver [Stovenour], American actress (Dolly Sisters, Girl Next Door), dies at 79
  • Jul 5 James Stockdale, U.S. Navy vice admiral (b. 1923)
  • Jul 5 Shirley Goodman, American singer (b. 1936)
  • Jul 6 Bruno Augenstein, German-born mathematician (b. 1923)
  • Jul 6 L. Patrick Gray III, American FBI director (b. 1916)