On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2006 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 600 of 757

  • 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 Hugo Schiltz, Flemish lawyer and politician, dies at 78
  • Aug 5 Ed Thrasher, American Grammy Award-winning art director (Warner Brothers Records, 1964-79), and photographer (album art for Frank Sinatra; Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead), dies of cancer at 74
  • 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 8 Irving "Duke" Jordan, American jazz pianist (Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt), dies at 84
  • Aug 9 James van Allen, American physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts), dies at 91
  • Aug 9 Philip E. High, English sci-fi author, dies at 92
  • Aug 11 Mike Douglas, American talk show host (The Mike Douglas Show), dies at 86
  • Aug 13 Tony Jay, British-American stage, screen, and voice actor (Twins; The Hunchback of Notre Dame - "Frollo"), 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
  • Aug 15 Doug White, American news anchor
  • Aug 15 Faas Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes, Fortuna, Inter Milan), dies at 82
  • Aug 16 Alex Buzo, Australian playwright and author (b. 1944)
  • Aug 16 Herschel Green, American pilot (b. 1920)
  • Aug 16 Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (Dissection), dies at 31

Alfredo Stroessner

Aug 16 Alfredo Stroessner, Paraguayan army officer, Dictator and 42nd President of Paraguay (1954-89), dies of a stroke at 93

  • Aug 18 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (b. 1934)
  • Aug 18 Jamie Astaphan, Caribbean-born physician (b. 1946)
  • Aug 20 Claude Blanchard, French Canadian singer, comedian and actor, dies at 74
  • Aug 20 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (Pulitzer Prize-Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima), dies at 94
  • Aug 20 Bryan Budd, British soldier (Afghanistan), dies at 29
  • Aug 20 Richard Arthur de Yarburgh-Bateson, 6th Lord Deramore, British architect, dies at 95
  • Aug 21 Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, Dutch businessman and philanthropist (b. 1941)
  • Aug 21 Ustad Bismillah Khan, Indian classical shehnai (reeded woodwind instrument) player, dies at 90
  • Aug 22 Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack - "My Sharona"') dies of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 55
  • Aug 23 Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning), dies at 84
  • Aug 23 Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader, dies at 78

Ed Warren

Aug 23 Ed Warren, American paranormal investigator, dies at 79

  • Aug 24 Léopold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor, dies at 90
  • Aug 24 Cristian Nemescu, Romanian film director (b.1979)
  • Aug 24 James Carl Tenney, American composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 26 Rainer Barzel, German politician CDU-CSU) and minister, dies at 82
  • Aug 26 Sir Clyde Walcott, West Indian cricket batsman (44 Tests @ 56.68; 15 x 100s) and administrator (ICC chairman 1997-2000), dies at 80
  • Aug 26 Josef Hadar, Israeli violinist and composer (Evening of Roses), dies at 79
  • Aug 27 Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian film director (b. 1922)
  • Aug 27 Maria Capovilla, oldest woman alive from 2004-2006 (b. 1889)
  • Aug 27 Jesse Pintado, Mexican-American guitarist (Napalm Death), dies of liver failure at 37
  • Aug 28 Benoît Sauvageau, French Canadian politician (b. 1963)
  • Aug 28 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), dies at 73
  • Aug 30 Glenn Ford, Canadian-American actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway), dies at 90
  • Aug 30 Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian novelist (Palace Walk, Sugar Street) and first Arabic writer to win a Nobel Prize (1988), dies at 94
  • Aug 30 Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon, New Zealand jurist and member of the British House of Lords (b. 1926)
  • Aug 31 Tom Delaney, British racing driver (b. 1911)
  • Aug 31 Derrick Wayne Frazier, American convicted murderer (b. 1977)
  • Aug 31 Mohamed Abdelwahab, Egyptian footballer (b. 1983)
  • Sep 1 Sir Kyffin Williams, Welsh landscape painter (b. 1918)
  • Sep 1 Bob O'Connor, American politician (Mayor of Pittsburgh, 2006), dies of brain cancer at 61
  • Sep 1 Nellie Connally, wife of Texas governor John Connally (b. 1919)
  • Sep 1 Warren Mitofsky, American pollster (b. 1934)
  • Sep 2 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1948, 52) and congressman, dies of cancer at 75
  • Sep 2 Willi Ninja, dancer and choreographer (b. 1961)
  • Sep 2 [Jean-Josephat] Clermont Pépin, Canadian pianist and composer (Implosion Symphony), dies of liver cancer at 80
  • Sep 2 [Walter] Dewey Redman, American jazz saxophonist, dies of liver failure at 75
  • Sep 2 Charlie Williams MBE, English soccer defender (Doncaster Rovers 151 games) and comedian, dies from Parkinson's disease at 78
  • Sep 3 Annemarie Wendl, German actress (Lindenstraße, Der Seitensprung), dies at 91
  • Sep 3 Ian Hamer, British jazz trumpeter and session musician (Beatles - "Got To Get You Into My Life"; Top of the Pops studio band), dies at 73
  • Sep 4 Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)

Steve Irwin

Sep 4 Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter), attacked and killed by a stingray at 44

  • Sep 4 Astrid Varnay, Swedish soprano (Met Opera 1941-56), dies at 88
  • Sep 4 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer, dies at 64
  • Sep 4 John Conte, American actor (The Man with the Golden Arm, Lost in a Harem, Mantovani), dies of natural causes at 90
  • Sep 7 Julien Schoenaerts, Flemish actor (Daens/Medea), dies at 81
  • Sep 7 Robert Earl Jones, American actor (The Sting, Witness, Sleepaway Camp), dies of natural causes at 96
  • Sep 8 Hilda Bernstein, English-born South African author, artist, and activist (b. 1915)
  • Sep 8 Peter Brock, Australian racecar driver (b. 1945)
  • Sep 8 Frank Middlemass, British actor (Heart Beat, As Time Goes By, Oliver Twist), dies at 87
  • Sep 8 Erk Russell, American football coach (b. 1923)
  • Sep 8 Jean Villain, Swiss writer, dies at 78
  • Sep 9 Gérard Brach, French screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • Sep 9 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician, dies at 50
  • Sep 9 William B. Ziff Jr., American magazine publishing executive, (Modern Bride; Popular Electronics, PC Magazine), dies of cancer at 76
  • Sep 10 Patty Berg, American golfer (15 major titles, US Open 1946), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 88
  • Sep 10 Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (1965-2006), dies at 88
  • Sep 11 William Auld, Scottish poet, writer and supporter of Esperanto (b. 1924)
  • Sep 11 Pat Corley, American actor (b. 1930)

Joachim Fest

Sep 11 Joachim Fest, German historian and journalist (Hitler biography, Speer: The Final Verdict), dies at 79

  • Sep 11 Johannes Bob van Benthem, Dutch lawyer (b. 1921)
  • Sep 13 Ann Richards, 46th Governor of Texas (b. 1933)
  • Sep 14 Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor, bodybuilder and the 1955 Mr. Universe, dies from multiple myeloma at 80
  • Sep 14 Esme Melville, Australian actress (b. 1918)
  • Sep 15 Raymond Baxter, British television presenter (b. 1922)
  • Sep 15 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer, dies at 77
  • Sep 15 Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (b. 1987)
  • Sep 16 Rob Levin, creator of Freenode (b. 1955)
  • Sep 16 Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Stanley Cup 1953, 56-58; Montreal Canadiens), dies at 81
  • Sep 17 Patricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (b. 1924)
  • Sep 17 Alvin Wayne "Al" Casey, American rock and session guitarist (Duane Eddy: The Wrecking Crew) dies at 69
  • Sep 18 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)
  • Sep 19 Elizabeth Allen, American actress (b. 1929)
  • Sep 19 Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (b. 1950)
  • Sep 19 Chuck Rio [Daniel Flores], American rock singer, saxophonist, and songwriter (The Champs - "Tequila"), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • Sep 19 Hugh Kawharu, New Zealander Ngāti Whātua Māori chief (b. 1927)
  • Sep 19 Martha Holmes, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • Sep 20 Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor, dies at 74
  • Sep 20 John W. Peterson, American hymn writer ("It Took a Miracle"), publisher and editor (Singspiration), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • Sep 20 Sven Nykvist, Swedish cinematographer (Cries and Whispers), dies at 83
  • Sep 21 Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock bassist and singer (King Crimson, 1971-72; Bad Company, 1973-82), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Sep 22 Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951)
  • Sep 22 Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player (b. 1950)
  • Sep 22 Ewald Krolis, Suriname Dutch percussionist and kaseko singer (Caribbean Combo - Mi Kanto Ma Mi De Ete (Fallen But Not Defeated), dies at 59
  • Sep 23 Sir Malcolm Arnold, British trumpeter, and classical and film score composer (The Bridge On The River Kwai), dies at 84
  • Sep 23 Etta Baker, American blues guitarist, dies at 93
  • Sep 24 Thomas Stewart, American bass-baritone (La Roche Capriccio), dies at 78
  • Sep 24 Henry "Mule" Townsend, American blues singer, guitarist, and piano player, dies at 96
  • Sep 25 Jeff Cooper, American firearms expert (b. 1920)
  • Sep 25 John M. Ford, American sci-fi author and poet, dies at 49

Sofia Muratova

Sep 25 Sofia Muratova, Russian Olympic gold winning Gymnast, dies at 77

Byron Nelson

Sep 26 Byron Nelson, American golfer (winner 5 major titles; record 19 tournaments 1945), dies of a blood disorder at 94

  • Sep 26 Tokyo Rose [Iva Toguri D'Aquino], American-born Japanese propagandist (WWII), dies at 90
  • Sep 26 Philip Randle, British biochemist (Randle cycle), dies at 80
  • Sep 28 Viktor Kalabis, Czech composer (Two Worlds), dies at 83
  • Sep 29 Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy SEAL (posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor), killed in Iraq at 25
  • Sep 29 Jan Werner Danielsen, Norwegian singer, dies of heart failure at 30
  • Sep 29 Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet and critic (b. 1926)
  • Sep 29 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1912)
  • Sep 29 Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricket batsman (11 Tests; father of Richard & Dayle), dies from a stroke at 91
  • Oct 1 Jerald Tanner, American religious activist (b. 1938)
  • Oct 1 André Viger, French Canadian wheelchair marathoner (3 Paralympics gold medals), dies from cancer at 54
  • Oct 2 Helen Chenoweth-Hage, American politician (b. 1938)
  • Oct 2 Tamara Dobson, American actress (Amazons; Cleopatra Jones), dies of complications from pneumonia and multiple sclerosis, at 59
  • Oct 2 Paul Halmos, Hungarian-born American mathematician (b. 1916)
  • Oct 2 Milly Vitale, Italian actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler), dies at 73
  • Oct 3 Alberto Ramento, Filipina bishop (b. 1937)
  • Oct 3 John Crank, British mathematician (b. 1913)
  • Oct 3 Peter Norman, Australian track star (b. 1942)
  • Oct 4 Tom Bell, English actor on stage, television and film (b. 1933)
  • Oct 4 Oskar Pastior, Romanian-born German writer, dies at 78
  • Oct 5 Jennifer Moss, English Actress (b. 1945)
  • Oct 5 Antonio Peña, Mexican founder of lucha libre promotion AAA (b. 1953)
  • Oct 6 Puck Brouwer, Dutch athlete (b. 1930)
  • Oct 6 Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian film director (b. 1940)

Buck O'Neil

Oct 6 Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (Kansas City Monarchs, 1st African-American coach in Major League Baseball), dies at 94

  • Oct 6 Wilson Tucker, American writer (b. 1914)
  • Oct 6 Alex L. Shigo, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist, dies at 76
  • Oct 6 Valentin Muratov, Russian gymnast (4 gold, 1 silver medals 1952, 1956 Olympics), dies at 78
  • Oct 6 Alex Shigo, American Biologist and plant pathologist known for his study of tree decay and contributions to modern arboricultural practices, dies at 76
  • Oct 7 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist and human rights activist, dies at 48
  • Oct 9 Paul Hunter, English snooker player (Masters 2001, 02, 04), dies from neuroendocrine tumours at 27
  • Oct 9 Raymond Noorda, American co-founder and long time CEO of Novell (b. 1924)
  • Oct 10 Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (b. 1932)
  • Oct 10 Ian Scott, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • Oct 11 Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • Oct 11 Howard Kerzner, Chief Executive Officer of Kerzner International (b. 1964)
  • Oct 11 Benito Martínez, Haitan born Cuban who claimed to be the oldest living person at 126 (b. 1880)
  • Oct 12 Gillo Pontecorvo, Italian film director (b. 1919)
  • Oct 13 Wang Guangmei, Chinese first lady (b. 1921)
  • Oct 14 Jared Anderson, American bassist (b. 1975)
  • Oct 14 Freddy Fender [Baldemar Huerta], American rock, country and Tejano singer ("Wasted Days And Wasted Nights"; "Before The Next Teardrop Falls"; Texas Tornados - "A Man Can Cry"), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • Oct 14 Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (b. 1919)
  • Oct 14 Nancy Lynn, American aviator (b. 1956)
  • Oct 14 Gerry Studds, American politician (Rep-D-MA, 1973-97), first openly gay member of US Congress, dies at 69
  • Oct 15 Derek Bond, British actor (Nicholas Nickelby, Armchair Theatre), dies at 86
  • Oct 16 Valentín Paniagua Corazao, Ex President of Peru (b. 1936)
  • Oct 16 Ross Davidson, British actor (b. 1949)
  • Oct 16 Tommy Johnson, American orchestral and session tuba player (theme to "Jaws"), dies from cancer and kidney failure at 71
  • Oct 16 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (b. 1921)
  • Oct 17 Daniel Emilfork, French actor (b. 1924)
  • Oct 17 Christopher Glenn, American newscaster (b. 1938)
  • Oct 18 Mario Francesco Cardinal Pompedda (b. 1929)
  • Oct 18 Anna Russell, English music satirist and composer, dies at 94
  • Oct 19 James Glennon, American cinematographer, dies at 64
  • Oct 19 Phyllis Kirk [Kirkegaard], American actress (Thin Man, Red Button's Show), dies at 79

Jane Wyatt

Oct 20 Jane Wyatt, American actress (Father Knows Best), dies at 96

  • Oct 20 Frank Vicari, American jazz, session, and touring saxophonist (Maynard Ferguson; Woody Herman; Tom Waits; Saturday Night Live), dies at 75
  • Oct 21 Rene Gerber, Swiss composer, dies at 98
  • Oct 22 Choi Kyu-hah, President of South Korea, dies at 87
  • Oct 22 Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 84
  • Oct 22 Richard Mayes, British actor (Doctor Who, Emmerdale), dies of a stroke at 83
  • Oct 23 Lebo Mathosa, South African entertainer (b. 1977)
  • Oct 24 Enolia McMillan, American civil rights activist (b. 1904)
  • Oct 24 William Montgomery Watt, Islamic studies scholar, orientalist and historian (b. 1909)
  • Oct 26 Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and museum director (b. 1924)
  • Oct 26 Tillman Franks, American country music bassist, songwriter and artist manager (Webb Pierce), dies at 86
  • Oct 27 Joe Niekro, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1979; NL wins leader 1979; Houston Astros; World Series 1987; NY Yankees), dies from a brain aneurysm at 61
  • Oct 27 Brad Will, American anarchist and independent journalist (b. 1970)
  • Oct 27 Marlin McKeever, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1966; LA Rams), dies from injuries suffered in a fall at 66

Red Auerbach

Oct 28 Red Auerbach, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach, general manager (Boston Celtics, 9-time NBA champion), dies of a heart attack at 89

Trevor Berbick

Oct 28 Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (WBC heavyweight champion 1986), dies from blows to the head by his nephew at 52

  • Oct 28 Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter ("One Day at a Time"), dies of heart disease at 86
  • Oct 29 Mohammadu Maccido, 18th Sultan of Sokoto (b. 1928)
  • Oct 30 Junji Kinoshita, Japanese playwright (b. 1914)
  • Oct 30 Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (symbolic anthropology), dies at 80

P. W. Botha

Oct 31 P. W. Botha, South African politician (President of South Africa, 1984-89; Prime Minister, 1977-84), dies at 90

  • 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 easy listening orchestra leader, composer, and arranger ("Love Is Blue"), dies at 81
  • Nov 3 Marie Rudisill, American author and "Fruitcake Lady" (b. 1911)