On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2007 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 600 of 816

  • Jun 23 Rod Beck, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1993, 94, 97; San Francisco Giants), dies from a drug overdose at 38
  • Jun 24 Byron Baer, American politician (b. 1929)
  • Jun 24 Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1967)
  • Jun 24 Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1938)
  • Jun 24 Natasja Saad, Danish hip hop and reggae artist, dies at 32
  • Jun 25 Mahasti, Persian singer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 25 J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher, dies at 74
  • Jun 25 Nina Vyroubova, Russian-French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957), dies at 86
  • Jun 25 Hank Medress, American doo-wop vocalist (Tokens - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), dies of lung cancer at 78

Person of interestLiz Claiborne

Jun 26 Liz Claiborne, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc, dies of cancer at 78

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • Jun 26 Joey Sadler, All Black rugby player (b. 1914)
  • Jun 27 Patrick Allotey, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1979)
  • Jun 27 Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet (b. 1905)
  • Jun 27 William Hutt, Canadian stage and film actor (b. 1920)
  • Jun 28 Eugene B. Fluckey, American Navy submariner, dies at 93
  • Jun 28 Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (1991-93), dies at 87

  • Jun 29 Joel Siegel, American film critic (b. 1943)
  • Jun 29 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), dies of cancer at 59
  • Jun 29 George McCorkle, American guitarist (Marshall Tucker Band), dies of cancer at 59
  • Jun 30 Sahib Singh Verma, Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)
  • Jul 2 Beverly Sills [Belle Miriam Silverman], American operatic soprano, dies of lung cancer at 78
  • Jul 2 Git Gay [Birgit Carp], Swedish revue director, actress and singer (Git Gay Show, Ge mig en lektion i kärlek), dies at 85
  • Jul 3 Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (b. 1915)
  • Jul 3 [Homer] Boots Randolph, American saxophonist (Yakety Sax), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 80
  • Jul 4 Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician and actor, dies of complications after a car accident at 28
  • Jul 4 Bill Pinkney, American bass vocalist (Drifters - "Ruby Baby"), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Jul 5 Régine Crespin, French operatic soprano (b. 1927)
  • Jul 5 Kerwin Mathews, American actor (b. 1926)
  • Jul 5 George Melly, British jazz & blues musician (b. 1926)
  • Jul 7 Dame Anne McLaren, British biologist and leading researcher on human in vitro fertilisation (IVF), dies at 80
  • Jul 8 Chandra Shekhar, Indian politician, 8th Prime Minister of India (1990-91), dies at 80
  • Jul 8 Jindřich Feld, Czech composer (Concerto for Flute and Orchestra), dies at 82
  • Jul 9 Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)
  • Jul 10 Abdul Rashid Ghazi, radical Pakistani cleric (b. 1951)
  • Jul 10 Doug Marlette, American editorial cartoonist (Kudzu), dies at 57
  • Jul 10 Zheng Xiaoyu, director of the State Food and Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China (b. 1944)

  • Jul 11 Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
  • Jul 11 Alfonso López Michelsen, 24th President of Colombia (1974-78), dies at 94
  • Jul 11 Glenda Adams, Australian author (b. 1939)
  • Jul 11 Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman (Honest Ed's) and philanthropist, dies at 92
  • Jul 11 Rod Lauren, American rocker (If I Had a Girl), commits suicide at 66
  • Jul 12 Stan Zemanek, Australian radio personality (b.1947)
  • Jul 12 Mr. Butch, Iconic Boston street figure (b. 1951)
  • Jul 12 Robert Burås, Norwegian guitar player (b. 1975)
  • Jul 13 Zdeněk Lukáš, Czech composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 14 John Ferguson Sr, former professional hockey player (b. 1938)
  • Jul 15 Kelly Johnson, English guitarist, dies at 49
  • Jul 16 Tom Brooks OAM, Australian cricket umpire (23 Tests 1970-78), dies at 88
  • Jul 17 Júlio Redecker, Brazilian Politician (b. 1956)
  • Jul 17 Betsy Haworth, Church of England deaconess and minister, dies at 82
  • Jul 18 Charles Jauncey, Baron Jauncey of Tullichettle, Scottish judge and advocate, dies after a stroke at 82
  • Jul 18 George Caiazzo, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 18 Jerry Hadley, American opera singer, (b. 1952)
  • Jul 18 Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese politician (b. 1908)
  • Jul 19 Roberto Fontanarrosa, Argentine cartoonist (b. 1944)
  • Jul 19 A. K. Faezul Huq, Lawyer, politician, and freelance journalist (b. 1945)
  • Jul 20 Tammy Faye Bakker (Messner), American Christian singer and former wife of Jim Bakker (The PTL Club), dies at 65
  • Jul 20 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (Zulu, Show Boat, Kiss Me, Kate), dies of a stroke at 79
  • Jul 20 Bill Flemming, American journalist and sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), dies at 80
  • Jul 22 Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)
  • Jul 22 Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (b. 1906)
  • Jul 22 Laszlo Kovacs, Hungarian-born cinematographer (b. 1933)
  • Jul 23 Tor Kamata, American/Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1937)
  • Jul 23 Ron Miller, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1933)
  • Jul 23 Mohammed Zahir Shah, King of Afghanistan (b. 1914)
  • Jul 23 George Tabori, Hungarian writer, dies at 93
  • Jul 23 Benjamin Libet, American scientist (human consciousness), dies at 91
  • Jul 24 Albert Ellis, American psychologist, dies at 93
  • Jul 24 Chaney Kley, American Actor (b. 1972)
  • Jul 25 Bernd Jakubowski, German goalkeeper (b. 1952)
  • Jul 25 Jesse Marunde, American Strongman competitor, dies at 27
  • Jul 26 Lars Forssell, Swedish writer, member of the Swedish Academy (b. 1928)
  • Jul 26 John Normington, English actor (b. 1937)
  • Jul 26 Skip Prosser, American basketball coach (only coach to take 3 schools to NCAA Tournament in first year; Loyola [MD], Xavier, Wake Forest), dies from heart attack at 56
  • Jul 27 Lucky Grills, Australian actor (b. 1928)
  • Jul 27 Roland Gaucher, French journalist, dies at 88
  • Jul 28 Jim LeRoy, Airshow pilot (b. 1961)
  • Jul 28 Karl Gotch, Belgian professional wrestler (b. 1924)
  • Jul 29 Mike Reid, English comedian and actor (b. 1940)
  • Jul 29 Michel Serrault, French actor (Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud, La Cage aux Folles), dies at 79
  • Jul 29 Tom Snyder, American television personality (The Tomorrow Show), dies at 71
  • Jul 29 Marvin Zindler, American television reporter (b. 1921)
  • Jul 29 Art Davis, American bassist (A Time Remembered), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Jul 29 Jim David, American NFL defensive back (Pro Bowl 1954-59; NFL Champion 1952-53, 57; Detroit Lions), dies at 79
  • Jul 30 William Balchin, English geographer, dies at 91
  • Jul 30 Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (b. 1912)
  • Jul 30 Teoctist, Ex-Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (b. 1915)

Person of interestIngmar Bergman

Jul 30 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (Cries & Whispers), dies at 89

Director and Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director and Writer
Ingmar Bergman

Person of interestBill Walsh

Jul 30 Bill Walsh, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (San Fransisco 49ers), dies of leukemia at 75

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • Aug 1 Tommy Makem, Irish folk singer (b. 1932)
  • Aug 2 Chauncey Bailey, American journalist and editor (b. 1950)

  • Aug 2 Holden Roberto, Angolan founder and leader of the FNLA (b. 1923)
  • Aug 2 Kay Dotrice [Katherine Newman], British actress (Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Aug 3 John Gardner, British author (b. 1926)
  • Aug 4 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer and songwriter (Summer Wine, These Boots Are Made For Walkin'), dies of renal cancer at 78
  • Aug 5 Florian Pittiş, Romanian artist (b. 1943)
  • Aug 5 Jean-Marie Lustiger, Cardinal of France
  • Aug 5 Oliver Hill, American civil rights attorney (Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999), dies at 100
  • Aug 6 Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Bikini, Omen, Carpathia Project Tirana Rockers, solo), dies at 38
  • Aug 6 Heinz Barth, German convicted war criminal (SS) (b. 1920)
  • Aug 6 Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician (number theory), dies at 90
  • Aug 6 Teizo Matsumura, Japanese composer ("Chinmoku / Silence"; "Hymn to Aurora") and haiku poet, dies at 78
  • Aug 7 Hal Fishman, Los Angeles based local news anchor. (b. 1931)
  • Aug 7 Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director and producer. (b. 1917)
  • Aug 7 Angus Tait, New Zealand electronics innovator and businessman (b. 1919)
  • Aug 8 Joybubbles, A notable phone phreak. (b. 1949)
  • Aug 8 Ma Lik, Chinese politician (b. 1952)
  • Aug 8 Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • Aug 9 Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer and photojournalist, dies at 85
  • Aug 9 Tetsuzo Akutsu, Japanese surgeon who built the first artificial heart, dies at 84
  • Aug 10 Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, American member of Tuskegee Airmen and civil rights activist (b. 1925)
  • Aug 10 James E. Faust, Second Councilor of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (b. 1920)
  • Aug 10 Tony Wilson, British music personality and broadcaster (b. 1950)
  • Aug 11 Franz Antel, Austrian filmmaker (Der Bockerer), dies at 94
  • Aug 12 Merv Griffin, American television host and game show creator, dies at 82
  • Aug 12 Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (b. 1963)
  • Aug 12 Ian McGeoch, Scottish Vice-Admiral with Royal Navy (submarine HMS Splendid WWII), dies at 93
  • Aug 13 Brian Adams, aka Demolition Crush, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)
  • Aug 13 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (b. 1902)
  • Aug 13 Yone Minagawa, Japanese woman, oldest person (114) (b. 1893)
  • Aug 13 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster and MLB shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), dies at 89

  • Aug 13 Tudor Jarda, Romanian composer, dies at 85
  • Aug 14 Tikhon Nikolayevich Khrennikov, Soviet composer and leader of the Union of Soviet Composer, dies at 94
  • Aug 15 Dave Hassinger, American recording engineer and record producer, dies at 80
  • Aug 15 Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor, (b. 1944)
  • Aug 15 John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (b. 1918)
  • Aug 15 Geoffrey Orbell, New Zealand bush walker (b. 1908)
  • Aug 15 Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager (Montreal Canadiens), dies at 81
  • Aug 16 Max Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (b. 1924)
  • Aug 16 Bahaedin Adab, Iranian MP (b. 1945)
  • Aug 16 The Missing Link, professional wrestler (b. 1939)
  • Aug 17 Bill Deedes, British journalist and politician (b. 1913)
  • Aug 17 Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (b. 1982)
  • Aug 18 Michael Deaver, Reagan Administration Deputy White House Chief of Staff, dies at 69
  • Aug 18 Lucien Jarraud, Canadian radio host, dies at 84
  • Aug 20 Leona Helmsley, American real estate billionaire and convicted of federal income tax evasion, dies at 87
  • Aug 20 Larry Hartsell, American martial artist, bodyguard, trainer, student of Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto, dies at 65
  • Aug 21 Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish writer (b. 1960)
  • Aug 21 Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American Brigadier General (one of the first two women to attain the rank of brigadier general), dies at 88
  • Aug 21 Caroline Aigle, French first woman fighter pilot in the French Air Force aged 25, dies of cancer at 32
  • Aug 23 Robert Symonds, American actor and associate director of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, dies at 80
  • Aug 23 William E. McAnulty, Jr., American lawyer (1st African American justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court), dies at 59
  • Aug 24 Andrée P. Boucher, Canadian politician, Mayor of Quebec City, dies at 70
  • Aug 24 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), dies of cancer at 64
  • Aug 25 Ray Jones, English footballer (b. 1988)
  • Aug 26 Gaston Thorn, 20th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (1974–79) and 7th President of the European Commission (1981–85), dies at 78
  • Aug 26 Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor, dies at 72
  • Aug 26 Edward Brandt Jr., American physician and public health official, dies at 74
  • Aug 27 Emma Penella, Spanish actress, dies at 76
  • Aug 27 Douglas "Doug" Riley [Dr Music], Canadian musician and musical director (Famous People Players), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Aug 27 Driss Basri, Moroccan politician (Interior Minister 1979-99), dies at 68

  • Aug 28 Arthur Jones, American inventor of the Nautilus exercise machines (b. 1926)
  • Aug 28 Hilly Kristal, American Founder of CBGB/Punk rock legend (b. 1932)
  • Aug 28 Paul MacCready, American aeronautical engineer and inventor (1st man-powered aircraft), dies at 81
  • Aug 28 Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer, dies at 22
  • Aug 28 Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist, novelist, biographer and essayist (b. 1935)
  • Aug 28 Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (Katsumi-Sayonara, Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father), dies at 78
  • Aug 28 Nikola Nobilo, New Zealand winemaker (b. 1913)
  • Aug 29 Richard Jewell, American security guard, central figure in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing (b. 1962)
  • Aug 29 Pierre Messmer, French politician and Prime Minister (b. 1916)
  • Aug 29 Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (b. 1920)
  • Aug 29 James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand industrialist (b. 1914)
  • Aug 29 Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian 4th Chief Minister of Haryana (1975-77), dies at 89
  • Aug 30 Michael Jackson, British beer and whiskey author/expert. (b. 1942)
  • Aug 30 Charles Vanik, American politician (b. 1918)
  • Aug 30 Augustine Harris, British Bishop of Middlesbrough, dies at 89
  • Aug 30 Roef Ragas, Dutch actor (Missing Link, Red Rain, Juju, Mykosch), dies at 42
  • Aug 31 Gay Brewer, American golfer (US Masters 1967), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • Aug 31 Karloff Lagarde, Mexican professional wrestler, dies at 79
  • Sep 1 Roy McKenzie, New Zealand philanthropist (b. 1922)
  • Sep 1 Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer, dies at 76
  • Sep 2 Max McNab, National Hockey League executive (b. 1924)
  • Sep 2 Franz-Benno Delonge, German game designer (b. 1957)
  • Sep 2 Rajae Belmlih, Moroccan singer, dies of breast cancer at 45
  • Sep 2 Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (Frankie Darro, The Cisco), dies at 83
  • Sep 2 David "Fritz" Fryer, British pop guitarist and songwriter (The Four Pennies -"Juliet"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 62
  • Sep 3 Jane Tomlinson, British charity fund raiser (b. 1964)
  • Sep 3 Syd Jackson, Māori activist and trade unionist (b. 1939)
  • Sep 3 Carter Albrecht, American musician, dies in a gun accident at 34
  • Sep 3 Steve Fossett, American adventurer (1st person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon,) disappears while flying at 63
  • Sep 4 John Scott, Duke of Buccleuch, Scottish peer, then largest landowner in Scotland, 1st MP in a wheelchair, dies at 83

  • Sep 4 Ryūzō Sejima, Japanese army officer and educator, dies at 95
  • Sep 5 Jennifer Dunn, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington), dies at 66
  • Sep 5 Paul Gillmor, American politician (b. 1939)
  • Sep 5 D. James Kennedy, American televangelist (b. 1930)
  • Sep 5 Thomas Hansen (musician) (b. 1976)
  • Sep 5 Edward Gramlich, American economics professor (University of Michigan), dies at 68
  • Sep 6 Madeleine L'Engle, American author (b. 1918)

Person of interestLuciano Pavarotti

Sep 6 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio, The Three Tenors), dies at 71

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • Sep 6 Alex, African Grey parrot "student" of Dr. Irene Pepperberg (b. 1976)
  • Sep 6 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), dies of kidney failure at 89
  • Sep 8 Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso (b. 1917)
  • Sep 8 Nicholas Bethell, 4th Baron Bethell, British historian, dies at 69
  • Sep 9 Hughie Thomasson, American musician and singer (Outlaws), dies at 55

Person of interestJane Wyman

Sep 10 Jane Wyman, American Academy Award-winning actress (Johnny Belinda; Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan, dies of natural causes at 90

Actress Jane Wyman
Actress
Jane Wyman
  • Sep 10 Anita Roddick, English businesswoman and cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop), dies at 64 [1]
  • Sep 10 Ted Stepien, American businessman and basketball team owner, dies at 82
  • Sep 11 Ian Porterfield, Manager of Armenia National Football Club (b. 1946)
  • Sep 11 Gene Savoy, American author and cleric (b. 1927)
  • Sep 11 [Josef] Joe Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and musician (Weather Report - "Birdland") dies from Merkel cell carcinoma at 75