On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2006 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 400 of 717

  • Apr 19 Ian Morrow, British company director, best known for saving Rolls Royce, dies at 93
  • Apr 19 Ellen Kuzwayo, South African member of parliament (ANC) and noted writer ("Call me Woman"), dies at 91
  • Apr 20 Anna Svidersky (b. 1988)
  • Apr 21 T.K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922)
  • Apr 21 Telê Santana, Brazilian football manager (b. 1931)
  • Apr 22 Alida Valli [Baroness Alida von Marckenstein-Frauenberg], Italian actress (The Paradine Case, The Third Man), dies at 84
  • Apr 23 Johnnie Checketts, New Zealand fighter pilot, dies at 94
  • Apr 24 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1927)
  • Apr 24 Moshe Teitelbaum, Hassidic rabbi (b. 1914)
  • Apr 24 Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)
  • Apr 25 Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), dies at 89
  • Apr 27 Julia Thorne, American writer & ex-wife of John Kerry, dies at 61
  • Apr 28 Ben-Zion Orgad, Israeli composer, dies at 79

Person of interestJohn Kenneth Galbraith

Apr 29 John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award), dies of natural causes at 97

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Apr 30 Lawrence Patrick, Biomechanics Professor, crash test subject
  • Apr 30 Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian novelist

  • May 1 Big Hawk, American rapper (b.1969)
  • May 1 Johnny Paris, American saxophonist (Johnny and the Hurricanes) (b. 1940)
  • May 1 Rob Lacey, Christian Author. (b. 1962)
  • May 1 George Haines, American swimming coach (7 x US Olympic teams), dies of a stroke at 82
  • May 2 Louis Rukeyser, American columnist (b. 1933)
  • May 3 Karel Appel, Dutch painter (Vragende Children), dies at 85
  • May 3 Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician (b. 1949)
  • May 3 Earl Woods, Athlete and father of Tiger Woods (b. 1932)
  • May 5 Naushad Ali, Indian composer (b. 1919)
  • May 5 Joep de Boer, Dutch naval officer and politician (CDA), dies at 81
  • May 6 Lillian Asplund, last American RMS Titanic survivor (b. 1906)
  • May 6 Shigeru Kayano, Japanese Ainu activist (b. 1926)
  • May 6 Grant McLennan, co-founder of Australian band The Go-Betweens (b. 1958)
  • May 6 Lorne Saxberg, Canadian television journalist (b. 1958)
  • May 7 Richard Carleton, Australian news reporter (b.1943)
  • May 7 Joan C. Edwards, American philanthropist (b. 1918)
  • May 7 Machiko Soga, Japanese actress, singer, and tokusatsu legend (b. 1943)
  • May 8 Iain Macmillan, Abbey Road photographer (b. 1938)
  • May 10 Raizo Matsuno, Japanese politician (b. 1917)
  • May 10 A. M. Rosenthal, American journalist and newspaper editor (NY Times), dies at 84

  • May 10 Soraya, Colombian-American singer (b. 1969)
  • May 10 Val Guest, British film director (b. 1911)

Person of interestFloyd Patterson

May 11 Floyd Patterson, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1956-59, 1960-62, Olympic gold 1952), dies of prostate cancer at 71

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • May 11 Frankie Thomas, American actor & author (Tom Corbett Space Cadet), dies of a stroke at 85
  • May 11 Yossi Banai, Israeli singer, dies at 74
  • May 12 Gillespie V. Montgomery, former U.S. representative from Mississippi (b. 1920)
  • May 13 Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (b. 1923)
  • May 13 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave), dies at 56
  • May 14 Lewis "Lew" Anderson, American actor and musician (The Howdy Doody Show), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • May 14 Stanley Kunitz, American poet (b. 1905)
  • May 14 Eva Norvind, Norwegian-Mexican actress, dies from drowning at 62
  • May 14 James Botten, South African cricketer (all-rounder in 1965 South African series v England), dies at 67
  • May 17 Cy Feuer, American playwright (b. 1911)
  • May 17 Eric Forth, British Member of Parliament (b. 1944)
  • May 17 Captain Nichola Goddard, Canadian soldier (b. 1980)
  • May 17 Laurence Shurtliff [Ram Rod], American music executive and roadie (the Grateful Dead), dies at 61
  • May 18 Andrew Martinez, American activist (U.C. Berkeley's "Naked Guy"), dies at 33
  • May 19 Freddie Garrity, English lead singer from the band Freddie and the Dreamers (b. 1940)
  • May 21 Katherine Dunham, American dancer (b. 1909)
  • May 21 Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (Plae Kao), dies at 74
  • May 21 Billy Walker, American singer (b. 1929)
  • May 22 Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the World Health Organization, dies of stroke at 61
  • May 22 Heather Crowe, Canadian activist (b. 1945)
  • May 23 Clifford Antone, American businessman, dies at 56
  • May 23 Lloyd Bentsen, American politician (b. 1921)
  • May 23 Frits Bernard, American clinical psychologist and pedophile activist, dies at 85
  • May 23 Kazimierz Górski, Polish footballer (b. 1921)
  • May 24 Henry Bumstead, American art director (b. 1915)
  • May 24 Michał Życzkowski, Polish technician (b. 1930)
  • May 25 Desmond Dekker, Jamaican reggae pioneer (Aces-Israelites), dies at 64
  • May 25 Otto Zykan, Austrian pianist and composer, dies at 71
  • May 26 Édouard Michelin, CEO of tire manufacturer Michelin (b. 1963)
  • May 26 Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (b. 1919)
  • May 26 Ted Schroeder, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1942, Wimbledon 1949), dies of cancer at 84
  • May 27 Craig Heyward, American NFL fullback (Pro Bowl 1995; New Orleans Saints), dies from brain cancer at 39
  • May 27 Paul Gleason, American actor (Breakfast Club, Die Hard), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • May 27 Alex Toth, American cartoonist (b. 1928)
  • May 27 Rob Borsellino, American columnist (b. 1949)
  • May 27 Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (b. 1944)
  • May 28 Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (b. 1920)
  • May 29 Steve Mizerak, American pool player (b. 1944)
  • May 29 Jacques Bouchard, Canadian advertising executive, dies at 75
  • May 30 Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (b. 1926)
  • May 30 Robert Sterling, American actor (George Kirby-Adv of Topper), dies at 88
  • May 30 David Lloyd, New Zealand biologist (b. 1938)
  • May 30 Marius van Amelsvoort, Dutch politician (CDA), dies at 75
  • May 31 Ryan Bennett, broadcast commentator (b. 1970)
  • May 31 Miguel Berrocal, sculptor (b. 1933)
  • May 31 Raymond Davis Jr., American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
  • May 31 Lula Mae Hardaway, American songwriter, mother of singer Stevie Wonder (b. 1930)
  • Jun 1 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress, dies at 59
  • Jun 2 Keith Smith, English professional rugby player (b. 1952)
  • Jun 2 Vince Welnick, American rock keyboardist (The Tubes, Grateful Dead), commits suicide at 55
  • Jun 3 Johnny Grande, original accordion/piano/keyboard player for Bill Haley's Comets (b. 1932)
  • Jun 5 Frederick Franck, American artist and writer (b. 1909)

  • Jun 6 Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), dies following long-term health issues at 59
  • Jun 6 Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American jazz pianist (b. 1952)
  • Jun 6 Arnold Newman, American photographer (b. 1918)
  • Jun 7 John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • Jun 7 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian-born Mujahid (b. 1966)
  • Jun 8 Robert Donner, American actor (b. 1931)
  • Jun 8 Abouna Matta El Meskeen, Coptic Orthodox monk (b. 1919)
  • Jun 9 Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 11 Bruce Shand, father of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (b. 1917)
  • Jun 11 Michael Bartosh, computer expert and author (b. 1977)
  • Jun 11 Neroli Fairhall, New Zealand archer (b. 1944)
  • Jun 11 George Washington, American boxing trainer (Riddick Bowe and Mark Breland), dies of heart failure at 79
  • Jun 12 György Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), dies at 83 (b. 1923)
  • Jun 12 Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
  • Jun 13 Charles Haughey, Irish Taoiseach (1979-81, 82, 87-92), dies at 80
  • Jun 14 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (Boule et Bill), dies at 75
  • Jun 14 Monty Berman, British film and television producer (b. 1905)
  • Jun 15 Raymond Devos, Belgian-French humorist, dies at 83
  • Jun 15 Herb Pearson, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1910)
  • Jun 15 Alireza Shapour Shahbazi, Iranian archaeologist and a world expert on Achaemenid archeology, dies of cancer at 63
  • Jun 16 Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (Lalka, Znachor, Niedaleko Warszawy), dies at 88
  • Jun 17 Julian Slade, English popular composer (Salad Days), dies at 76
  • Jun 17 Cláudio Besserman Vianna, aka "Bussunda", Brazilian comedian (b. 1962)
  • Jun 17 Arthur Franz, American actor (The Caine Mutiny, Invaders From Mars, Young Lions), dies from emphysema and heart disease at 86
  • Jun 18 Vincent Sherman, American film director (Mr. Skeffington), dies at 99
  • Jun 18 Richard Stahl, American actor (Howard-It's a Living), dies at 74
  • Jun 20 Billy Johnson, American baseball player, dies at 87
  • Jun 20 Claydes Charles Smith, American musician (Kool & The Gang), dies at 57
  • Jun 22 Moose (dog actor), dog actor popular for role on Frasier (b. 1990)
  • Jun 23 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 83

  • Jun 23 Luke Graham, American wrestler, dies at 66
  • Jun 23 Harriet, Galápagos tortoise (b. 1830)
  • Jun 23 Dave Webster, American football player (led his football team to a National Championship in 1958), dies at 68
  • Jun 23 Budhi Kunderan, Indian cricket wicketkeeper and batsman (18 Tests), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • Jun 24 Patsy Ramsey, mother of JonBenét Ramsey (b. 1956)
  • Jun 25 Jaap Penraat, Dutch architect (b. 1918)
  • Jun 25 Arif Mardin, Turkish-American music producer (Atlantic Records, Aretha Franklin, Bee Gees), dies of cancer at 74
  • Jun 27 Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, Mexican serial killer, known as "The Railway Killer" (b. 1959)
  • Jun 28 Jim Baen, American sci-fi publisher and editor (b. 1943)
  • Jun 28 George Page, American television host (b. 1935)
  • Jun 28 Peter Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, English barrister, politician and author (b. 1919)
  • Jun 28 George Unwin, British WWII fighter ace (b. 1913)
  • Jun 28 Lennie "Len" Weinrib, American comedian and actor (H.R. Pufnstuf, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), dies from a stroke at 71
  • Jun 29 Randy Walker, American football fullback (Miami University) and coach (Miami University 1990-98, Northwestern University 1999-2005), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • Jun 29 Fabián Bielinsky, Argentinean film director (b. 1959)
  • Jun 29 Lloyd Richards, Canadian-American theaterical director (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), dies at 87
  • Jun 29 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer, dies at 66
  • Jun 30 Robert Gernhardt, German satirist (b. 1937)
  • Jul 1 Fred Trueman, England cricket fast bowler (England 67 Tests, 307 wickets), dies of small cell carcinoma at 75
  • Jul 2 Jan Murray, American comedian (b. 1916)
  • Jul 3 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (professor of Computer Science at the University of California and University of Oxford), dies at 65
  • Jul 3 Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (b. 1950)
  • Jul 5 Kenneth Lay, American CEO and Chairman of Enron, dies at 64
  • Jul 5 Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoeist (6 Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56, 60), dies at 86
  • Jul 6 Kasey Rogers, American actress (Bewitched), dies at 80
  • Jul 6 Tom Weir, Scottish climber, author and broadcaster (b. 1914)
  • Jul 7 Juan de Ávalos, Spanish sculptor (b. 1911)

Person of interestSyd Barrett

Jul 7 Syd Barrett, English guitarist and early vocalist of the band Pink Floyd, dies of pancreatic cancer at 60

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
  • Jul 7 John Money, Sexologist (b. 1921)
  • Jul 8 June Allyson, American actress (b. 1917)

  • Jul 8 Peter Hawkins, British actor/voice actor (b. 1924)
  • Jul 9 Milan Williams, American keyboardist (Commodores-Three Times a Lady), dies at 58
  • Jul 10 Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel (b. 1965)
  • Jul 11 Barnard Hughes, American actor (Tron, Where's Poppa, Best Friends), dies at 90
  • Jul 11 John Spencer, English snooker player (b. 1935)
  • Jul 13 Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], American comedian and actor (Sayonara, Five Weeks in a Balloon), dies from cardiovascular disease at 87
  • Jul 15 Robert H. Brooks, founder of Hooters of America (b. 1937)
  • Jul 16 Bob Orton, Sr., American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • Jul 16 Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas (b. 1948)
  • Jul 17 Sam Myers, American musician and songwriter (b. 1936)
  • Jul 17 Mickey Spillane [Frank Morrison Spillane], American mystery writer (I the Jury), dies at 88
  • Jul 19 Jack Warden [John Lebzelter Jr], American character actor (Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Brian's Song), dies of heart and kidney failure at 85
  • Jul 20 Ted Grant, British Trotskyist (b. 1913)
  • Jul 20 Gérard Oury, French filmmaker (b. 1919)
  • Jul 20 Robert Cornthwaite, American actor (Thing, War of the Worlds, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?), dies of natural causes at 89
  • Jul 21 Mako, Japanese-American actor (The Sand Pebbles), dies at 72
  • Jul 21 Ta Mok, "The Khmer Rouge Butcher", war criminal in Democratic Kampuchea (b. 1926)
  • Jul 22 José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (b. 1965)
  • Jul 22 James E. West, mayor of Spokane, Washington (b. 1950)
  • Jul 22 Dika Newlin, American composer, Schoenberg expert and punk rocker, dies at 82
  • Jul 23 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and journalist (b. 1927)
  • Jul 25 Carl Brashear, first African-American U.S Navy Master Diver (b. 1931)
  • Jul 27 Maryann Mahaffey, American politician (b. 1925)
  • Jul 28 David Gemmell, British writer (b. 1948)
  • Jul 28 Patrick Allen, British actor (Roman Holiday, Dial "M" for Murder), dies at 79
  • Jul 29 Jim Olin, American politician (Rep-D-VA, 1983-93), dies at 86
  • Jul 30 Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (b. 1904)
  • Jul 30 Al Balding, Canadian golfer (first Canadian to win PGA Tour event in US, 4-time winner), dies of cancer at 82
  • Jul 30 Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (b. 1921)
  • Jul 31 Paul Eells, American sportscaster ("Voice of the Razorbacks"), dies at 70

  • Aug 1 Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (b. 1965)
  • Aug 1 Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (Frank and Ernest), dies at 81
  • Aug 1 Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (b. 1949)
  • Aug 3 Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock musician (b. 1945)
  • Aug 3 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Austro-British soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), dies at 90
  • Aug 4 John Locke, American rock keyboardist (Spirit-I Got A Line on You), dies of cancer at 62
  • Aug 5 Susan Butcher, American sled dog champion (b. 1954)
  • Aug 5 Edward "Ed" Thrasher, American art director and photographer (Come & Gone), dies of cancer at 74
  • Aug 5 Hugo Schiltz, Flemish lawyer and politician, dies at 78
  • Aug 7 Mary Anderson Bain, American New Deal politician (b. 1911)
  • Aug 8 Michael Hurd, British composer and musicologist known for his choral music (Jonah-Man Jazz), dies at 77
  • Aug 9 James van Allen, American physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts), dies at 91
  • Aug 9 Philip E. High, sci-fi author (b. 1914)
  • Aug 11 Mike Douglas, American talk show host (The Mike Douglas Show), dies at 86
  • Aug 13 Tony Jay, British-American actor, voice artist, and singer (Frollo- The Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 73
  • Aug 13 Payao Poontarat, Thai Olympic boxer (b. 1957)
  • Aug 14 Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
  • Aug 15 Te Atairangikaahu, Māori Queen for 40 years, dies at 75
  • Aug 15 Rick Bourke, Australian rugby league player