On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2005 (Part 3)

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  • Jul 10 A. J. Quinnell [Philip Nicholson], English writer (Man on Fire), dies at 65
  • Jul 10 Freda Wright-Sorce, American radio performer (b. 1955)
  • Jul 10 Freddy Soto, American comedian and actor (b. 1970)
  • Jul 10 Jimmy Franklin and Bobby Younkin, airshow performers
  • Jul 11 Gretchen Franklin, English actress (b. 1911)
  • Jul 11 Frances Langford, American singer (Armed Forces Hour, Star Time), dies at 92
  • Jul 11 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine professional racing driver (b. 1922)
  • Jul 12 John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, Chief executive of British Airways since its privitisation (b. 1917)
  • Jul 14 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, dies at 80

Person of interestCicely Saunders

Jul 14 Cicely Saunders, English Nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, dies of cancer at 87

Nurse and Social Worker Cicely Saunders
Nurse and Social Worker
Cicely Saunders
  • Jul 14 Dorothy Bolden, American civil and women's rights activist, and founder of the National Domestic Worker's Union of America, dies at 81
  • Jul 16 Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (b. 1920)
  • Jul 16 Prince Gu of Korea (b. 1931)
  • Jul 16 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, and entertainer (b. 1920)
  • Jul 17 Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer and one of the pioneers of Jamaican ska music, dies at 78
  • Jul 17 Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money), dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 91

Person of interestEdward Heath

Jul 17 Edward Heath, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1970-74), dies of cancer at 89

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • Jul 17 Gavin Lambert, British-American screenwriter (Inside Daisy Clover), dies at 80
  • Jul 17 Joe Vialls, Australian writer (b. 1944)

Person of interestWilliam Westmoreland

Jul 18 William Westmoreland, US general during the Vietnam War, dies at 91

  • Jul 18 Bill Hicke, Canadian NHL right wing (3-time NHL All Star), dies of cancer at 67
  • Jul 19 John Tyndall, British politician (b. 1934)
  • Jul 19 Edward Bunker, American writer (b. 1933)
  • Jul 19 Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who made a solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean without provisions, dies at 80
  • Jul 20 James Doohan, Canadian actor (Star Trek), dies from Pulmonary fibrosis at 85
  • Jul 20 Finn Gustavsen, Norwegian politician (b. 1926)
  • Jul 20 Kayo Hatta, American film director (b. 1958)
  • Jul 21 Long John Baldry, British blues musician (Don't try to Lay No Boogie), dies at 64
  • Jul 21 Lord Alfred Hayes, English pro wrestler, manager and commentator (WWF), dies from a stroke at 76
  • Jul 22 Eugene Record American songwriter and singer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)
  • Jul 22 Jean Charles de Menezes, Brazilian electrician killed by Scotland Yard (b. 1978)
  • Jul 23 Ted Greene, American jazz guitarist and teacher (b. 1946)
  • Jul 23 Myron Floren, American accordionist (The Lawrenece Welk Show), dies at 85
  • Jul 24 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (pioneer in research linking smoking to health problems), dies at 92
  • Jul 25 Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
  • Jul 25 Edward Crook Jr., American middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1960), dies at 76

  • Jul 26 Betty Astell, British actress (b. 1912)
  • Jul 26 Alexander Golitzen, American art director (b. 1908)
  • Jul 26 Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (b. 1925)
  • Jul 26 Gilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)
  • Jul 27 Swami Shantanand, Mahasamadhi Day, Indian Saint, Philosopher (b. 1934)
  • Jul 27 Marten Toonder, Dutch comic writer and cartoonist (Tom Puss), dies at 93
  • Jul 27 Al Held, American painter and sculptor (hard edge-style), dies at 76
  • Jul 28 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), dies at 93
  • Jul 30 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • Jul 30 John Garang, Vice President of Sudan (b. 1945)
  • Jul 30 Anthony Walker, English hate crime murder victim (b. 1987)
  • Jul 30 Lucky [Eli] Thompson, American jazz musician (Cuban Fire!), dies at 81
  • Jul 31 Wim Duisenberg, Dutch banker (b. 1935)
  • Aug 1 Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (b. 1928)
  • Aug 1 Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1982-2005), dies at 84
  • Aug 1 Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (b. 1920)
  • Aug 1 WiBo, Dutch cartoonist, dies at 87
  • Aug 2 Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer (b. 1955)
  • Aug 3 Françoise d'Eaubonne, French feminist (b. 1920)
  • Aug 4 Anatoly Larkin, Russian American physicist, dies at 72
  • Aug 4 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], American blues singer and guitarist (Grits Ain't Groceries), dies at 70
  • Aug 5 Polina Astakhova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (5 Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64), dies at 68
  • Aug 5 Jim O'Hora, American football coach (b. 1915)
  • Aug 5 Raul Roco, Philippine senator (b. 1941)
  • Aug 6 Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1927)
  • Aug 6 Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (b. 1928)
  • Aug 6 Robin Cook, British politician (b. 1946)

Person of interestPeter Jennings

Aug 7 Peter Jennings, Canadian-American news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies of lung cancer at 67

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • Aug 8 Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (Vertigo, Dallas, Caught), dies at 82
  • Aug 8 Ahmed Deedat, Islamic scholar (b. 1918)
  • Aug 8 John H. Johnson, African-American publisher (b. 1918)
  • Aug 8 Gene Mauch, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • Aug 8 Monica Sjöö, Swedish artist (b. 1938)
  • Aug 8 Ilse Werner [Ilse Charlotte Still], Dutch-German actress (Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow), dies at 84
  • Aug 9 Matthew McGrory, American actor (b. 1973)
  • Aug 9 Judith Rossner, American novelist (b. 1935)
  • Aug 11 James Booth [David Geeves], British actor and screenwriter (Zulu, Keeping Mum), dies at 77
  • Aug 12 John Loder, co-founder of the anarcho-punk band CRASS (b. 1946)
  • Aug 12 Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka), dies at 73

Person of interestDavid Lange

Aug 13 David Lange, New Zealand politician (Prime Minister, 1984-1990), dies of complications associated with renal failure at 63

New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange
New Zealand Prime Minister
David Lange
  • Aug 14 Coo Coo Marlin, American NASCAR race car driver, dies at 73
  • Aug 16 Joe Ranft, American screenwriter and animator (Toy Story, Cars), dies at 45
  • Aug 16 Frère Roger, Swiss monk and mystic (b. 1915)
  • Aug 16 Vassar Clements, American musician (b. 1928)
  • Aug 16 William Corlett, English children's writer(b. 1938)
  • Aug 16 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (b. 1943)
  • Aug 17 John Bahcall, American astrophysicist (b. 1934)
  • Aug 18 Christopher Bauman, American wrestler (b. 1982)
  • Aug 18 Gao Xiumin, Chinese comedy actress (b. 1959)
  • Aug 19 Mo Mowlam, British Labour Party politician (Member of Parliament for Redcar), dies at 55
  • Aug 20 Thomas Herrion, American football player (b. 1981)
  • Aug 20 Krzysztof Raczkowski, Polish drummer (b. 1970)
  • Aug 21 Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1925)
  • Aug 21 Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • Aug 21 Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (b. 1936)

  • Aug 21 Martin Dillon, American opera singer, dies of cardiac arrest at 48
  • Aug 21 David Ironside, South African cricketer (South African swing bowler in 3 Tests v NZ 1953-54), dies at 80
  • Aug 22 Luc Ferrari, French composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 23 Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), dies at 78
  • Aug 23 Ninjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (b. 1973)
  • Aug 23 Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), dies in a road accident at 71
  • Aug 24 Kaleth Morales, Colombian Vallenato singer (b. 1984)
  • Aug 25 Peter Glotz, German politician (b. 1939)
  • Aug 25 Terence Morgan, British actor (Sir Francis Drake, Curse of the Mummy's Tomb), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • Aug 26 Denis D'Amour, Canadian guitarist (Voivod) (b. 1960)
  • Aug 26 Robert Denning, American interior designer, dies at 78
  • Aug 26 Ed White, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1949)
  • Aug 26 Gerry Fitt, Northern Irish politician (Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party), dies at 79
  • Aug 27 Bert Farber, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey, Vic Damone), dies at 92
  • Aug 27 Seán Purcell, Gaelic footballer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 28 Jacques Dufilho, French actor (b. 1914)
  • Aug 28 Esther Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1910)
  • Aug 28 George Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1911)
  • Aug 29 Barry Cowsill, American rock bassist (The Cowsills), believed to have drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50
  • Aug 30 James H. Scheuer, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1965-73, 75- 93), dies of heart and kidney failure at 85
  • Aug 30 Andor Kovach, Romanian composer (Médée), dies at 90
  • Aug 31 Michael Sheard, British actor (b. 1940)
  • Aug 31 Joseph Rotblat, Polish-British physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1908)
  • Sep 1 R. L. Burnside, American blues musician (Deep Blues), dies at 78 (b. 1926)
  • Sep 1 Thanos Leivaditis, Greek actor (b. 1934)

Person of interestBob Denver

Sep 2 Bob Denver, American actor (Gilligan's Island), dies of complications from treatment for cancer at 70

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver
  • Sep 3 Richard S.R. Fitter, British ornithologist and botanist (b. 1913)
  • Sep 3 William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1924)
  • Sep 5 Roberto Viaux, Chilean Army General and the primary planner in two failed coup d'état attempt in Chile (b. 1917)
  • Sep 6 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet (b. 1929)

  • Sep 7 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer Marianne), dies at 72
  • Sep 7 Hope Garber, Canadian actress, dies at 81
  • Sep 8 Noel Cantwell, Irish cricketer and footballer (b. 1932)
  • Sep 9 John Wayne Glover, English-born Australian serial killer, commits suicide in prison at 72
  • Sep 9 Stanley Dancer, American harness racer (4 Hambletonians, 3 Trot Triple Crown), dies at 78
  • Sep 10 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American blues singer (Mary is Fine), dies at 81
  • Sep 11 Chris Schenkel, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 82
  • Sep 13 Toni Fritsch, Austrian football and American football player (b. 1945)
  • Sep 13 Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian politician (b. 1916)
  • Sep 14 William Berenberg, American physician (b. 1915)
  • Sep 14 Robert Wise, American filmmaker (b. 1914)
  • Sep 14 Vladimir Volkoff, French writer (b. 1932)
  • Sep 15 Sidney Luft, American movie director, dies at 89

Person of interestGordon Gould

Sep 16 Gordon Gould, American physicist (inventor of the laser) dies at 85

Physicist Gordon Gould
Physicist
Gordon Gould
  • Sep 16 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 16 Constance Moore, American singer and actress (Buck Rogers, Show Business, Atlantic City), dies at 85
  • Sep 17 Alfred Reed, American composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 18 Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)
  • Sep 18 Marv Grissom, American baseball pitcher, coach (MLB All Star 1954, NY, SF Giants), dies at 87
  • Sep 20 Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian-Polish Nazi hunter (b. 1908)
  • Sep 20 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer dies at 83
  • Sep 22 Johan "Joop" Doderer, Dutch actor (Swiebertje, My Fair Lady), dies at 84
  • Sep 23 Roger Brierley, English actor (b. 1935)
  • Sep 23 Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (Founder of FALN), dies at 72
  • Sep 24 Thomas "Tommy" Bond, American actor (Butch-Our Gang, Superman), dies at 79
  • Sep 25 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), dies at 82
  • Sep 25 George Archer, American golfer (US Masters 1969), dies of Burkitt's lymphoma at 65
  • Sep 25 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani critic and linguist (b. 1912)
  • Sep 25 Urie Bronfenbrenner, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  • Sep 25 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (The Road Less Traveled), dies at 69

  • Sep 25 Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (b. 1921)
  • Sep 26 Helen Cresswell, British author
  • Sep 27 Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian and actor (A Família Trapo), dies at 76
  • Sep 28 Constance Baker Motley, American judge (b. 1921)
  • Sep 29 Austin Leslie, American chef, the "Godfather of Fried Chicken" (b. 1934)
  • Oct 2 Bert Eriksson, Flemish neo-Nazi, dies at 74
  • Oct 2 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), dies at 87
  • Oct 2 August Wilson, American playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987), dies at 60
  • Oct 2 Hamilton Camp, English-American actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2), dies at 70
  • Oct 3 Ronnie Barker, English comedian (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), dies at 76
  • Oct 4 Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (27th Governor of Wyoming), dies at 81
  • Oct 4 Michael "Mike" Gibbins, Welsh musician (Badfinger), dies from a brain aneurysm at 56
  • Oct 7 Doug Young, American national and world powerlifting champion, dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Oct 7 Charles Rocket, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live), dies at 56
  • Oct 9 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), dies of lung cancer at 92
  • Oct 9 Tom Cheek, American sportscaster (Voice of the Toronto Blue Jays), dies at 66
  • Oct 10 Wayne Booth, American literary critic (b. 1921)
  • Oct 10 Milton Obote, President of Uganda (b. 1925)
  • Oct 11 Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and Prime Minister in exile (b. 1915)
  • Oct 11 Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Pakistani Urdu linguist and writer, dies at 88
  • Oct 12 C. Delores Tucker, American politician and civil rights activist (b. 1927)
  • Oct 13 Vivian Malone Jones, American civil rights activist (b. 1942)
  • Oct 14 Jody Dobrowski, English murder victim (b. 1981)
  • Oct 15 Jason Collier, American basketball player (b. 1977)
  • Oct 15 Matti Wuori, Finnish politician (b. 1945)
  • Oct 16 "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
  • Oct 16 Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (Little Rascals), dies at 71
  • Oct 16 David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater), dies at 34
  • Oct 16 Ursula Howells, British actress (Hard Times, Girly, Murder is Announced), dies at 83
  • Oct 17 Ba Jin, Chinese writer (b. 1904)

  • Oct 17 Franky Gee, European techno artist (b. 1962)
  • Oct 18 John Hollis, British actor (b. 1931)
  • Oct 18 Bill King, American sports broadcaster (b. 1927)
  • Oct 18 Johnny Haynes, English soccer forward (56 caps; Fulham 594 games), dies of a brain haemorrhage at 71
  • Oct 19 Dallas Cook, American musician (Suburban Legends) (b. 1982)
  • Oct 19 Corinne Lévesque, wife of Quebec premier René Lévesque (b. 1943)
  • Oct 20 Shirley Horn, American singer (b. 1934)
  • Oct 20 Endon Mahmood, First Lady of Malaysia (breast cancer) (b. 1941)
  • Oct 20 Eva Svankmajerova, Czech artist (b. 1940)
  • Oct 21 Tara Correa-McMullen, American actress (Judging Amy), shot at 16
  • Oct 22 Arman, French-born artist (b. 1928)
  • Oct 22 Tony Adams, Irish film producer (b. 1953)
  • Oct 22 Franky Gee, American singer (Captain Jack) (b. 1962)
  • Oct 23 Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian first lady (b. 1945)
  • Oct 23 William Hootkins, American actor, dies at 57
  • Oct 23 John Muth, American economist (b. 1930)
  • Oct 24 José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (1986-90), dies at 78
  • Oct 24 Robert Sloman, English screenwriter, dies at 79

Person of interestRosa Parks

Oct 24 Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger, dies of natural causes at 92

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks