On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2006 (Part 4)

Deaths 601 - 737 of 737

  • 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 24 Robert McFerrin, Sr., American operatic baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1955-58; singing voice for Sidney Poitier in film "Porgy and Bess"), dies at 85
  • 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)
  • Dec 1 Claude Jade, French actress (Stolen Kisses), dies at 58
  • Dec 1 Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist (McGill University) (b. 1937)
  • Dec 2 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue), dies of cancer at 59
  • Dec 2 Dave Mount, English rocker (Mud), dies at 59
  • Dec 3 Logan Whitehurst, American musician (b. 1977)
  • Dec 3 Len Sutton, American auto racer and broadcaster (Indianapolis 500 1962 runner-up), dies from cancer at 81
  • Dec 4 James Kim, American television personality (b. 1971)
  • Dec 5 David Bronstein, Ukrainian-born chess grandmaster (b. 1924)
  • Dec 6 John Feeney, Documentary film-director (b. 1922)
  • Dec 7 Jeane Kirkpatrick, American ambassador (b. 1926)
  • Dec 7 Jay McShann, American musician (b. 1910)
  • Dec 8 Martha Tilton, American singer (b. 1915)
  • Dec 8 José Uribe, Dominican baseball player (b. 1959)
  • Dec 9 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), dies at 66

Person of interestAugusto Pinochet

Dec 10 Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general and dictator of Chile (1973-90), dies of congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema at 91

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • Dec 10 Jack Williamson, American sci-fi author (Cometeers), dies at 98
  • Dec 11 Elizabeth Bolden, American Supercentenarian (oldest verified person in the world at the time of her death), dies at 116
  • Dec 12 Paul Arizin, American basketball player (b. 1928)

Person of interestPeter Boyle

Dec 12 Peter Boyle, American actor, dies of multiple myeloma at 71

  • Dec 12 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1935)
  • Dec 12 Raymond P. Shafer, 38th Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1917)
  • Dec 12 Al Shugart, pioneering American computer engineer and co-founder of Seagate Technology (b. 1930)
  • Dec 12 Lucien Goethals, Belgian composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 13 Lamar Hunt, American sports executive and NFL owner (KC Chiefs), dies at 74
  • Dec 13 Henry Beachell, American plant breeder, dies at 100
  • Dec 13 Keith Larsen, American actor (Hunter, Brave Eagle), dies at 82

  • Dec 13 Homesick James [Williamson], American blues slide guitarist and singer (Elmore James band, 1955-62), dies at 96 [or 101, or 92 - date of birth disputed]
  • Dec 14 Anton Balasingham, Sri Lankan chief political strategist of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, dies at 68
  • Dec 14 Ahmet Ertegün, Turkish-American businessman & co-founder of Atlantic Records, dies at 83
  • Dec 14 Mike Evans, American actor, dies at 57
  • Dec 14 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), dies at 84
  • Dec 15 Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver, dies at 67
  • Dec 15 Henny Alma [Hendrika den Broek], Dutch actress (Soldier of Orange), dies at 83
  • Dec 16 Don Jardine, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1940)
  • Dec 16 Taliep Petersen, South African singer and composer (b. 1950)
  • Dec 16 Pnina Salzman, Israeli pianist (b. 1922)
  • Dec 17 Larry Sherry, American baseball pitcher (World Series MVP 1959, LA Dodgers), dies at 71
  • Dec 17 Denis Payton, English rock musician (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), dies at 63
  • Dec 17 Timmie Rogers, American comedian (The Jackie Gleason Show), actor and singer-songwriter (Back to School Again; I Love Ya, I Love Ya, I Love Ya), dies at 91

Person of interestJoseph Barbera

Dec 18 Joseph Barbera, American cartoonist (Hanna-Barbera - Tom and Jerry, Flintstones), dies at 95

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
  • Dec 18 Ruth Bernhard, American photographer (1905)
  • Dec 18 Mike Dickin, British radio broadcaster (b. 1943)
  • Dec 18 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author, journalist and political activist (b. 1923)
  • Dec 18 Daniel Pinkham, American organist, composer (Signs of the Zodiac) and educator (New England Conservatory), dies at 83
  • Dec 20 Shi Yuejun, Chinese serial killer
  • Dec 21 Scobie Breasley, Australian jockey (b. 1914)
  • Dec 21 Saparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan (b. 1940)
  • Dec 21 Sydney Wooderson, English athlete dubbed "The Mighty Atom" (world record 1937), dies at 92
  • Dec 22 Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (3 x World C'ship gold 1978; 2 x World Cup gold 1977), dies of complications from quadriplegia at 46
  • Dec 22 Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 22 Dennis Linde, American songwriter (b. 1943)
  • Dec 22 Phillip Pine, American actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground), dies at 86
  • Dec 23 Charlie Drake [Charles Springall], English comedian, dies at 81
  • Dec 23 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician, dies at 54
  • Dec 23 Johnny Vincent, English footballer for Birmingham City and Middlesbrough (b. 1947)
  • Dec 23 Robert Stafford, American politician (Sen-R-VT, 1971-88), dies at 93

  • Dec 24 Braguinha [Carlos Alberto Ferreira Braga], Brazilian songwriter, dies at 99
  • Dec 24 Frank Stanton, American television executive (b. 1908)
  • Dec 24 Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian singer, poet and comedian (b. 1961)

Person of interestJames Brown

Dec 25 James Brown, rhythm & blues, gospel, jazz, soul and funk singer or simply The Godfather of Soul (Genius of Love, Hot Pants) dies of heart failure at 73

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • Dec 25 Hiroaki Hidaka, Japanese serial killer (b. 1962)
  • Dec 26 Ivar Formo, Norwegian skier (b. 1951)

Person of interestGerald Ford

Dec 26 Gerald Ford [Leslie King], 38th US President (R: 1974-77) and 41st US Vice President (R: 1973-74), dies at 93

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Dec 26 Enrique Antonio "Tony" Silvester, Panamanian-American R&B singer-songwriter (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool"), dies at 65
  • Dec 27 Marmaduke Hussey, Baron Hussey of North Bradley and Chairman of the Board of Governors of BBC (1986-96), dies at 83
  • Dec 28 Jamal Karimi-Rad, Iranian Minister of Justice (b. 1956)
  • Dec 28 Komei Abe, Japanese composer, dies at 95

BattleSaddam Hussein

Dec 30 Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq (1979-2003), hanged in Baghdad at 69

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
  • Dec 30 Terry Peck, Falkland Islander (b. 1938) who acted as a scout for 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment in the Falklands War
  • Dec 30 Michel Plasse, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1948)
  • Dec 31 George Sisler, Jr., baseball executive (b. 1917)
  • Dec 31 Liese Prokop, Austrian pentathlete (Olympic silver 1968), dies at 65