On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 2011

  • Nov 1 Dorothy Howell Rodham, Mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (b. 1919)
  • Nov 2 Sickan Carlsson, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1915)
  • Nov 2 Sid Melton [Sidney Meltzer], American actor (Green Acres, The Danny Thomas Show), dies from pneumonia at 94
  • Nov 3 Matty Alou, Dominican baseball outfielder (NL batting champion 1966; MLB All-Star 1968-69), dies of diabetes complications at 72
  • Nov 4 Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)
  • Nov 5 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)
  • Nov 6 Mel Hancock, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri), dies at 82

Person of interestJoe Frazier

Nov 7 Joe Frazier, American boxer (Olympic gold heavyweight 1964; undisputed world heavyweight champion 1970-73), dies of liver cancer at 67

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Nov 8 Heavy D [Dwight Errington Myers], Jamaican-American rap artist, dies at 44
  • Nov 8 Bil Keane, American cartoonist (The Family Circus), dies at 89
  • Nov 8 Ed Macauley, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (7-time NBA All Star), dies of Alzheimer’s disease at 83
  • Nov 9 Joel J. Tyler, judge who pronounced 'Deep Throat' obscene, dies of a heart attack at 90
  • Nov 9 Har Gobind Khorana, Indian-American biochemist (Nobel 1968), dies at 89
  • Nov 9 Roger Christian, American ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1960; Christian Brother's Hockey Sticks), dies at 75
  • Nov 10 Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)
  • Nov 10 Peter J. Biondi, American state legislator (New Jersey) and former mayor (b. 1942)

  • Nov 11 Georges Papy, Belgian mathematician (Numbers Game), dies at 91
  • Nov 12 Peter Roebuck, English cricketer and journalist, dies at 55
  • Nov 14 Franz Josef Degenhardt, German poet and author, dies at 79
  • Nov 15 Dulcie Gray, British singer, actress, author and lepidopterist (Mine Own Executioner), dies at 95
  • Nov 15 Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer, dies at 65
  • Nov 17 Kurt Budke, American basketball coach (b. 1961)
  • Nov 17 Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)
  • Nov 18 Walt Hazzard, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 69
  • Nov 19 Michael Hastings, British playwright, dies at 74
  • Nov 19 John Neville, English theatre and film actor, dies at 86
  • Nov 19 Basil D'Oliveira, English cricket all-rounder (44 Tests, 2,484 @ 40.06, 47 wickets), dies form Parkinson's disease at 80
Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • Nov 22 Lynn Margulis, American biologist (serial endosymbiotic theory), dies at 73
  • Nov 22 Lana Peters [Svetlana Stalina], Stalin's daughter, dies at 85
  • Nov 22 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 23 Oscar Griffin Jr, American journalist and 1963 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 78
  • Nov 23 Jim Rathmann, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1960; Race of Two Worlds at Monza 1958), dies after a seizure at 83
  • Nov 23 Carlos Moorhead, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), dies at 89
  • Nov 24 Fjölnir Stefánsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 24 Tatyana Shchelkanova, Soviet long jumper (Olympic bronze 1964), dies at 74
  • Nov 25 Tom Wicker, American journalist and author, dies at 85
  • Nov 27 Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and Wales national football team manager, dies at 42
  • Nov 27 Sultan Khan, Indian classical musician, dies at 71
  • Nov 27 Ken Russell, British film director (Tommy, Altered States, Gothic), dies at 84
  • Nov 28 Ante Markovic, last Premier of Yugoslavia, dies at 87
  • Nov 28 Andrew Kazdin, classical record producer, dies at 77
  • Nov 29 Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian, dies from stroke complications at 41
  • Nov 30 Leka, Crown Prince of Albania, referred to as King Leka I by Albanian monarchists (b. 1939)
  • Nov 30 William L. Waller, American politician and ex-Governor of Mississippi, dies at 85
  • Nov 30 J. Blackfoot [Colbert], American soul singer (Soul Children, Taxi), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65