On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2005 (Part 4)

Deaths 601 - 772 of 772

  • 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, dies of an enlarged heart at 28
  • Oct 15 Matti Wuori, Finnish politician, dies of cancer at 60
  • 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 ska-funk trombonist (Suburban Legends), killed in a motorcycle accident at 23
  • Oct 19 Corinne Lévesque, wife of Quebec premier René Lévesque (b. 1943)
  • Oct 20 Shirley Horn, American jazz pianist and vocalist (Embers and Ashes), dies from complications of diabetes at 71
  • Oct 20 Endon Mahmood, First Lady of Malaysia, wife of Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, dies of breast cancer at 64
  • Oct 20 Eva Švankmajerová, Czech surrealist artist, dies of cancer at 65
  • 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 [Francisco Gutierrez], American-German rapper and pop singer ("Captain Jack"), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 43
  • 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 23 Pete Nelson [Lipscomb], British pop singer (The Flower Pot Men - "Let's Go To San Francisco"), dies at 60
  • Oct 24 José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (1986-90), dies at 78
  • Oct 24 Robert Sloman, English screenwriter, dies at 79

Rosa 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

  • Oct 24 Immanuel C.Y. Hsu, scholar of modern Chinese intellectual and diplomatic history (b. 1923)
  • Oct 24 Mokarrameh Ghanbari, Iranian painter (b. 1928)
  • Oct 26 Keith Parkinson, American fantasy artist, dies of Leukemia at 47
  • Oct 28 Eugene K. Bird, German prison director (b. 1926)
  • Oct 28 Bob Broeg, American sports writer (b. 1918)
  • Oct 28 Raymond Hains, French artist (b. 1926)
  • Oct 28 Tony Jackson, American professional basketball player, (ABL - Chicago Majors, 1961-63; ABA - three teams, 1967-69), dies at 62
  • Oct 28 Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean singer and musician (b. 1922)
  • Oct 28 Ljuba Tadić, Serbian actor (b. 1929)
  • Oct 28 Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
  • Oct 29 Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (Point Blank, Dynasty, Batman), dies of cancer at 81
  • Oct 30 Al López, Spanish-American baseball player (AL Manager of the year 1959), dies at 97
  • Oct 30 Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader (b. 1942)
  • Oct 31 Mary Wimbush, British actress (Oh! What a Lovely War, The Archers), dies at 81
  • Oct 31 John "Beatz" Holohan, American drummer (Bayside), dies in an auto accident at 31
  • Oct 31 Hal Anger, American biophysicist and electrical engineer who invented the gamma camera, dies at 85
  • Nov 1 (Lyle) "Skitch" Henderson, British-American pianist and orchestra leader (NBC Radio; NBC Television; New York Pops), dies at 87
  • Nov 1 Michael Piller, American screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • Nov 1 Manuel Castillo, Andalusian classical pianist and composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 2 Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian soccer midfielder and manager (Bologna; Atalanta, Italy 1974 World Cup), dies at 86
  • Nov 4 Nadia Anjuman, Afghan poet and journalist (b. 1980)
  • Nov 4 Sheree North, American actress and singer, dies at 73
  • Nov 4 Milton "Milt" Holland, American drummer, percussionist, ethnomusicologist (film Tinkerbell's tinkle, Bewitched's nose tinkle), dies at 88
  • Nov 4 Len Barnard, Australian jazz drummer ("The Naked Dance"; Galapagos Duck), dies at 76
  • Nov 5 Rod Donald, New Zealand environmentalist (b. 1957)
  • Nov 5 John Fowles, British novelist (Collector, French Lieutenant's Woman), dies at 79
  • Nov 5 Virginia MacWatters, American soprano, dies at 93
  • Nov 5 (Fred Lincoln) "Link" Wray, Native American rock guitarist ("Rumble"), dies of heart failure at 76 [1]
  • Nov 6 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress, dies of leukemia at 38
  • Nov 6 Rod Donald, New Zealand Politician, Green Party Co-leader, dies from the effects of food poisoning at 48
  • Nov 6 Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer, dies at 90
  • Nov 7 Anthony Sawoniuk, Belarusian-born Nazi war criminal (b. 1921)
  • Nov 7 Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)
  • Nov 8 David Westheimer, American novelist (Von Ryan's Express), dies at 88
  • Nov 8 Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor and director (Oi Kyries tis avlis), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • Nov 9 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (1997-2002), dies at 85
  • Nov 9 Avril Angers, British stand-up comedian and actress (Coronation Street, The Family Way), dies at 87
  • Nov 10 Gardner Read, American composer (Quiet Music for Strings; Dance of the Locomotives), and pedagogue (Boston University, 1948-78), dies at 92
  • Nov 11 Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, British photographer, dies at 66
  • Nov 11 Peter Drucker, Austrian-American management theorist, dies at 95
  • Nov 11 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (Lion of the Dessert), dies at 75
  • Nov 11 Keith Andes, American actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats), commits suicide at 85
  • Nov 12 William G. Adams, former mayor of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada (b. 1923)
  • Nov 13 Eddie Guerrero, American/Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1967)
  • Nov 13 Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)
  • Nov 14 Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, dies at 103
  • Nov 15 Dr. Adrian Rogers, American Southern Baptist Minister and leader (b. 1931)
  • Nov 15 Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (b. 1959)
  • Nov 15 Preston Robert Tisch, American businessman (co-founder of Loews Corp), and NFL co-owner (NY Giants, 1991-2002), dies from brain cancer at 79
  • Nov 16 Donald Watson, English founder of the Vegan Society (b. 1910)
  • Nov 16 Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  • Nov 16 Ralph Edwards, American TV host (This is Your Life), dies at 92
  • Nov 16 Bob van Toll, Dutch actor and director (Pastorale 1943), dies at 62
  • Nov 17 Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (Janosik), dies at 63
  • Nov 18 Harold J Stone, American actor (Spartacus, The Wrong Man), dies at 92
  • Nov 19 Erik Balling, Danish TV and film director (b. 1924)
  • Nov 20 Manouchehr Atashi, Persian poet, dies at 74
  • Nov 20 Sheldon Gardner, American psychologist (b. 1934)
  • Nov 20 Chris Whitley, American blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, dies of lung cancer at 45
  • Nov 20 James King, American tenor, dies at 80
  • Nov 21 Alfred Anderson, last Scottish World War I (and Christmas Truce) veteran (b. 1896)
  • Nov 21 Hugh Sidey, American journalist (b. 1927)
  • Nov 21 Bill D'Angelo, American heavy metal guitarist (Femme Fatale, 1987-90), dies of a drug overdose at 43
  • Nov 22 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (youngest to ride winner of English Grand National on Battleship 1938), dies at 84
  • Nov 23 Frank Gatski, American football player (b. 1919)
  • Nov 23 Constance Cummings, American-British Tony Award-winning stage (Wings; Long Day's Journey Into Night), and screen (Blithe Spirit; Glamour) actress, dies at 95
  • Nov 23 Beverly Tyler, American singer and actress (Fireball, The Youngest Profession, Big Town), dies at 78
  • Nov 24 Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita, American actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid), dies of kidney failure at 73
  • Nov 25 George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures
  • Nov 25 Richard Burns, English WRC champion, dies of a brain tumour at 34
  • Nov 26 Stan Berenstain, American children's author (The Berenstain Bears), dies at 82
  • Nov 27 Jocelyn Brando, American actress (The Big Heat, Ugly American, China Venture), dies at 86
  • Nov 27 Joe Jones, American R&B singer (b. 1926)
  • Nov 28 Marc Lawrence [Max Goldsmith], American character actor (Man With Golden Gun), dies of natural causes at 95
  • Nov 28 (Daniel) Tony Meehan, British rock drummer (Vipers; Drifters: Shadows), dies from head injury after a fall at his home, at 62
  • Nov 29 Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Wanna Hold Your Hand, Bossom Buddies, Back to the Future), dies of breast cancer at 47
  • Nov 29 David di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
  • Nov 29 Victor Pellot, Puerto Rican baseball infielder (6 x MLB All Star; 7 x Gold Glove; Cleveland, Minnesota), dies from cancer at 78
  • Nov 30 Jean Parker [Luise-Stephanie Zelinska], American actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women), dies of complications from a stroke at 90
  • Dec 1 Gust Avrakotos, American intelligence case officer (b. 1938)
  • Dec 1 Jack Colvin, American actor (Incredible Hulk), dies at 71
  • Dec 2 Kenneth Lee Boyd, American convicted murderer (executed) (b. 1948)
  • Dec 2 Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (b. 1919)
  • Dec 2 Van Tuong Nguyen, Australian drug smuggler (hanged) (b. 1980)
  • Dec 4 Errol Brathwaite, New Zealand author (b. 1924)
  • Dec 4 Gregg Hoffman, American film producer (b.1963)
  • Dec 4 Gloria Lasso [Rosa Montserrat Coscolín], French-Spanish n canción melódica singer ("Etranger au paradis"; "Buenas noches mi amor"), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • Dec 5 Ed Masry, American lawyer (b. 1932)
  • Dec 5 Kevin "Big Kev" McQuay, Australian businessman (b. 1949)
  • Dec 5 Frits Philips, Dutch engineer and CEO (Philips), dies at 100
  • Dec 5 Danny Williams, British pop singer, known as "Britain's Johnny Mathis" ("Moon River"; "White on White"), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • Dec 6 Charly Gaul, Luxembourg cyclist (b. 1932)
  • Dec 6 Devan Nair, Singaporean politician, 3rd President of Singapore (1981-85), dies at 82
  • Dec 6 Danny Williams, South African-born singer (b. 1942)
  • Dec 7 Bud Carson, American football player and coach (b. 1931)
  • Dec 7 Lucy d'Abreu, was the oldest living person in the United Kingdom from April 2004 until her death (b. 1892)
  • Dec 7 Rigoberto Alpizar, airplane passenger fatally shot by U.S. Air Marshals after allegedly claiming he had placed a bomb aboard (b. 1961)
  • Dec 8 Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (The Secret Agent's Blunder), dies at 90
  • Dec 9 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist, dies at 93
  • Dec 9 Robert Sheckley, American sci-fi author (10th Victim, Mindswap), dies at 77

Eugene McCarthy

Dec 10 Eugene McCarthy, American politician (Sen-D-Minn) and presidential candidate, dies of parkinsons at 89

Richard Pryor

Dec 10 Richard Pryor, American Emmy and 5X Grammy Award-winning comedian (Live on the Sunset Strip), actor (Silver Streak; Stir Crazy), and screenwriter (Blazing Saddles), dies of a heart attack at 65

  • Dec 12 Gebran Tueni, Lebanese politician (b. 1957)
  • Dec 12 Annette Vadim, Danish actress (b. 1936)
  • Dec 12 Robert F. Newmyer, American film producer (b. 1946)
  • Dec 13 Timothy Jordan II, American pop-rock musician (The All American Rejects; Jonezetta), takes his own life at 24
  • Dec 13 Stanley Tookie Williams, co-founder of the Crips and convicted murderer (b. 1953)
  • Dec 14 Trevanian [Rodney William Whitaker], American film scholar & author, dies at 74
  • Dec 15 Heinrich Gross, Austrian physician (b. 1914)
  • Dec 15 Stan Leonard, Canadian golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), dies of heart failure at 90
  • Dec 15 William Proxmire, American politician (Sen-D-WI, 1957-88), dies at 90
  • Dec 15 Darrell Russell, American football defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1998, 99; First-Team All-Pro 1998; Oakland Raiders), dies in a car crash at 29
  • Dec 16 Kenneth Bulmer, English author (b. 1921)
  • Dec 16 Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (b. 1937)
  • Dec 16 John Spencer, American actor (b. 1946)
  • Dec 16 Enzo Stuarti [Scapone], Italian-American pop tenor (That's A'Nice!), dies at 86
  • Dec 17 Jack Anderson, American journalist (b. 1922)
  • Dec 17 Marc Favreau, French Canadian humourist, dies at 76
  • Dec 18 Alan Voorhees, American engineer and urban planner (b. 1922)
  • Dec 19 Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; b. 1933)
  • Dec 19 Vincent Gigante, Italian-American mafioso, dies at 77
  • Dec 20 Maniam Moorthy, Malaysian climber
  • Dec 21 Elrod Hendricks, American baseball player and coach (b. 1940)
  • Dec 21 Myron Healey, American actor (The Lone Ranger, Wyatt Earp), dies of ill health at 82
  • Dec 22 T. Cooper Evans, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa), dies at 81
  • Dec 23 Norman D. Vaughan, American polar explorer and dogsled driver (b. 1905)
  • Dec 23 Lajos Baróti, Hungarian soccer defender (2 caps; Szegedi AK, Győri ETO) and manager (Hungary 1957-66, 75-78), dies at 91
  • Dec 24 Michael Vale, American actor known for being Dunkin' Donuts mascot "Fred the Baker", dies at 83
  • Dec 25 Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (b. 1930)
  • Dec 25 (Märta) Birgit Nilsson, Swedish operatic soprano (Elektra, Salome), dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Robert Barbers, Philippine senator (b. 1944)
  • Dec 26 Erich Topp, German submarine commander (b. 1914)
  • Dec 26 Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1937)
  • Dec 26 Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (b. 1937)
  • Dec 26 Vincent Schiavelli, American actor, dies of cancer at 57
  • Dec 27 William Doody, Canadian politician (b. 1931)
  • Dec 29 Gerda Boyesen, Norwegian-born body psychotherapist (b. 1922)
  • Dec 30 Rona Jaffe, American novelist (Mazes & Monsters), dies at 74
  • Dec 31 Phillip Whitehead, British politician (b. 1937)
  • Dec 31 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor, dies of cancer at 73