On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 2006

  • Nov 1 William Styron, American novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice), dies at 81
  • Nov 1 Adrienne Shelly, American actress and director (The Unbelievable Truth), murdered at 40
  • Nov 1 Bettye Ackerman, American actress (Maggie Graham-Ben Casey), dies at 82
  • Nov 3 Paul Mauriat, French musician (Love Is Blue), dies at 81
  • Nov 3 Marie Rudisill, American author and "Fruitcake Lady" (b. 1911)
  • Nov 3 Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorian soccer forward (11 caps; 5 caps Uruguay; most goals in Copa Libertadores [54] 1960-72), dies of heart failure at 68
  • Nov 4 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American author (Cheaper by the Dozen), dies at 98
  • Nov 4 Frank Arthur Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1915)
  • Nov 4 Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist and writer (Frihet och demokrati), dies at 95
  • Nov 5 Bülent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), dies at 81
  • Nov 5 LaMar Clark, American boxer (record most consecutive knockouts 44, including unsanctioned bouts), dies at 71
  • Nov 6 Federico (Fico) López, Puerto Rican basketball player, dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Nov 6 Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (slalom Olympic Gold 1972), dies of cancer at 56
  • Nov 7 Bryan Pata, American football defensive tackle (University of Miami) (murdered) (b. 1981)
  • Nov 7 Johnny Sain, American baseball pitcher, dies at 89
  • Nov 7 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (b. 1924)

  • Nov 7 Jackie Parker, American College and Canadian Football Hall of Fame utility (Mississippi State University; Grey Cup 1954-56; Edmonton Eskimos), dies from throat cancer at 74
  • Nov 8 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer, dies of cancer at 61
  • Nov 8 Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist, dies at 65
  • Nov 8 Lyudmila Buldakova, Russian volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972), dies at 68
  • Nov 9 Ed Bradley, American journalist and CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), dies of complications from lymphocytic leukemia at 65
  • Nov 9 Markus Wolf, East German Intelligence Director (b. 1923)
  • Nov 9 Ellen Willis, American journalist and feminist, dies at 64
  • Nov 10 Diana Coupland, British comedy actress (b. 1932)
  • Nov 10 Gerald Levert, American singer (In My Songs) (b. 1966), dies at 40
  • Nov 10 Jack Palance [Vladimir Palahniuk], American actor (City Slickers, Contempt, Batman), dies of natural causes at 87
  • Nov 10 Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1962)
  • Nov 10 Fokko du Cloux, mathematician (b. 1954)
  • Nov 11 Belinda Emmett, Australian actress (Home and Away), dies at 32
  • Nov 11 Harry Lehotsky, American Canadian pastor and activist, dies at 49
  • Nov 12 General Jacob E. Smart, US Air Force leader World War II (b. 1909)
  • Nov 15 Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian model (b. 1985)
  • Nov 15 David K. Wyatt, American historian (b. 1937)

Person of interestMilton Friedman

Nov 16 Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize Economics 1976, dies at 94

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman
  • Nov 16 Yuri Levada, Russian sociologist (b. 1930)
  • Nov 16 John Veale, English composer, dies at 84

  • Nov 16 Geoff Griffin, South African cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; first RSA Test hat-trick 1960; throwing controversy), dies at 67
  • Nov 17 Bo Schembechler Jr., American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Miami U), coach (Miami U 1963-68, University of Michigan 1969-89; career record 234–65–8), and administrator (Michigan), dies at 77
  • Nov 17 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (won Sanremo Music Festival-Viale d'autunno), dies at 82
  • Nov 17 Ruth Brown, American actress and singer sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B" (So Long, Teardrops from My Eyes), dies at 78
  • Nov 17 Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian soccer forward (Hungary 85 caps, Spain 4; Real Madrid, Budapest Honvéd) and manager (Panathinaikos), dies of pneumonia at 79
  • Nov 17 Tony Pithey, Rhodesian cricket batsman (17 Tests for South Africa; top score 154, 1965), dies at 73
  • Nov 19 Edward Ford, courtier in the Royal Household of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 96

Person of interestRobert Altman

Nov 20 Robert Altman, American screenwriter, producer and director (The Player, M*A*S*H, Nashville), dies of complications from leukemia at 81

Film Director Robert Altman
Film Director
Robert Altman
  • Nov 20 Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician and daughter of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, dies of lung cancer at 57
  • Nov 20 Andre Waters, American football player (b. 1962)
  • Nov 21 Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister (assassinated) (b. 1972)
  • Nov 21 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, dies at 91
  • Nov 22 Pat Dobson, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • Nov 22 Ria Beckers, Dutch politician and leader of the progressive Christian party PPR, dies at 67
  • Nov 22 Gilles Grégoire, Quebec politician (co-founder of the Parti Québécois), dies at 80
  • Nov 23 Nick Clarke, English radio presenter (b. 1948)
  • Nov 23 Betty Comden [Basya Cohen], American lyricist (On The Town; Just In Time), dies at 89
  • Nov 23 Alexander Litvinenko, Russian KGB officer, dies at 43
  • Nov 23 Philippe Noiret, French actor (Nuovo cinema Paradiso, Soleil, Les Milles, Il Postino), dies at 76
  • Nov 23 Anita O'Day, American jazz singer, dies at 87
  • Nov 23 Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • Nov 24 Juice Leskinen, Finnish rock singer (b. 1950)
  • Nov 24 George W. S. Trow, American writer (b. 1943)
  • Nov 24 Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist (b. 1938)
  • Nov 24 Phyllis Fraser [Helen Brown Nichols], American actress, journalist, and co-founder of Beginner Books, dies following a fall at 90
  • Nov 25 Sean Bell, American shooting victim (b. 1983)
  • Nov 25 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist, dies at 75
  • Nov 25 Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (b. 1920)
  • Nov 25 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer (b. 1979)
  • Nov 25 Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (b. 1919)
  • Nov 25 Phyllis Fraser, American actress and children's book publisher (b. 1916)
  • Nov 25 Bobby Byrne, American orchestra leader (Club Seven), dies at 88
  • Nov 26 Mário Cesariny, Portuguese painter and writer (b. 1923)
  • Nov 26 Raúl Velasco, Mexican television host (b. 1933)
  • Nov 26 Dave Cockrum, American comic book artist (b. 1943)
  • Nov 26 Stephen Heywood, American builder (b. 1969)
  • Nov 26 Isaac Gálvez, Spanish procyclist (b. 1975)
  • Nov 26 Graham Roope, Englishcricketer (England batsman in 21 Tests 1972-78), dies at 60
  • Nov 27 Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)
  • Nov 27 Alan Freeman, British disc jockey known by his nickname 'Fluff' (b. 1927)
  • Nov 27 Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)
  • Nov 27 Casey Coleman, American sportscaster (b. 1951)
  • Nov 28 Lyubov Polishchuk, Russian actress (b. 1949)
  • Nov 28 Robert Volpe, Artist, Art Theft Detective (b.1942)
  • Nov 29 Allen Carr, English anti-smoking campaigner (b. 1934)
  • Nov 29 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, dies at 87
  • Nov 30 Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)
  • Nov 30 Rafael Buenaventura, Former BSP Governor (b. 1938)