On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 2007 (Part 3)

Deaths 401 - 600 of 835

  • Jun 18 Henry "Hank" Medress, American singer (The Tokens - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), and record producer (The Chiffons; Tony Orlando & Dawn), dies of lung cancer at 68
  • Jun 19 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor, dies at 69
  • Jun 19 Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (b. 1947)
  • Jun 19 Antonio Aguilar [Barraza], Mexican singer, producer and actor (Emiliano Zapata) who popularized the Mexican equestrian sport la charrería, dies of pneumonia at 88
  • Jun 19 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist and military correspondent for Haaretz, dies at 74
  • Jun 20 Trevor Henry, New Zealand Justice (b. 1902)
  • Jun 21 Bob Evans, American restaurateur (b. 1918)
  • Jun 22 Nancy Benoit, former professional wrestling valet (b. 1964)
  • Jun 22 Erik Parlevliet, Dutch field hockey player (b. 1964)
  • Jun 22 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, German artist, worked collaboratively with Hilla Becher his wife, dies at 75
  • Jun 22 Derek Simpson, British cellist (Aeolian String Quartet, 1956-81; Beatles - "Strawberry Fields Forever), and teacher, dies at 79
  • Jun 22 Guy Vander Jagt, American politician (Rep-R-MI, 1966-93), dies at 75
  • 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

Liz Claiborne

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

  • 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 and red carpet queen, dies at 91
  • Jul 3 (Homer) "Boots" Randolph, American session saxophonist ("Yakety Sax"), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 80
  • Jul 4 Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician ("Gözlerin"/ "Your Eyes"), and actor (My Lying Lover), dies of injuries sustained in 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 11 Ferhunde Erkin (née Remzi) Turkish concert pianist and pedagogue, dies at 98
  • Jul 12 Stan Zemanek, Australian radio personality (b.1947)
  • Jul 12 Mr. Butch, Iconic Boston street figure (b. 1951)
  • Jul 12 Robert Burås, Norwegian rock guitarist (Madrugada; My Midnight Creeps), dies at 31
  • Jul 13 Zdeněk Lukáš, Czech composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 13 Ilja Zeljenka, Slovak composer (Oświęcim), dies at 74
  • Jul 14 John Ferguson Sr, Canadian hockey player, dies at 68
  • Jul 15 Kelly Johnson, English guitarist, dies at 49
  • Jul 16 Tom Brooks, 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, dies of an air rifle inflicted brain injury at 55
  • 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 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 and radio interviewer (The Tomorrow Show, 1973-82), and news anchor (NBC Weekend News), dies of complications from leukemia 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 (Red Dessert, Blowup), dies at 94
  • Jul 30 Teoctist, Ex-Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (b. 1915)

Ingmar Bergman

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

Bill Walsh

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

  • Aug 1 Tommy Makem, Irish folk singer (b. 1932)
  • Aug 2 Chauncey Bailey, American journalist and editor, murdered while investigating a crime syndicate at 57
  • Aug 2 Holden Roberto, Angolan independence leader, founder of the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA), dies at 84
  • 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, record label owner and radio broadcaster, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 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 and socialite, dies at 105
  • Aug 13 Yone Minagawa, Japanese supercentenarian, world's oldest person in 2007, dies at 114

Phil Rizzuto

Aug 13 Phil Rizzuto, American Baseball HOF shortstop (5 x MLB All-Star, 7 x World Series; AL MVP 1950; NY Yankees) and broadcaster (WCBS radio, WPIX-TV), 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 (Canadian Opera Company, 1989-2007), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 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 NHL hockey general manager, 9X Stanley Cups (Montreal Canadiens, 1964-78), 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 23 Philip Wilkinson, British bank executive (National Westminster Bank), dies at 80
  • 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 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 Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian soccer striker (33 caps; Zanaco FC), dies from heart failure at 28
  • Aug 29 Richard Jewell, American security guard (central figure in 1996 Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta bombing), dies from kidney failure at 44
  • 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 soccer goalkeeper (39 caps Czechoslovakia; Slovan Bratislava 240 games), 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