On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 2016

  • Nov 3 Kay Starr [Katherine Starks], American singer (Wheel of Fortune), dies at 94
  • Nov 4 Eddie Harsch [Hawrysch], Canadian keyboardist (Bulldog; The Black Crowes - "Hard To Handle"), dies at 59
  • Nov 6 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, dies of cancer at 64
  • Nov 7 Janet Reno, first female US Attorney General (1993-2001), dies at 78

Person of interestLeonard Cohen

Nov 7 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), dies at 82

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • Nov 9 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), dies at 96
  • Nov 9 Zoltán Kocsis, Hungarian pianist, conductor and composer, dies of cancer at 64
  • Nov 11 Robert Vaughn, American actor (Napolean Solo in Man from UNCLE, I Spy), dies at 83
  • Nov 11 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), dies at 79
  • Nov 11 Ilse Aichinger, Austrian writer (Die größere Hoffnung), dies at 95
  • Nov 12 Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian golfer (3 LPGA wins), dies of cancer at 56
  • Nov 12 Lupita Tovar, Mexican-born actress (Dracula), dies at 106
  • Nov 13 Leon Russell, American musician and singer-songwriter (Carny), dies at 74
  • Nov 13 Enzo Maiorca, Italian freediver (17 world records), dies at 85
  • Nov 14 Holly Dunn, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), dies of cancer at 59
  • Nov 14 Gwen Ifill, journalist and writer, 1st African American woman to host US public affairs program, dies of cancer at 61

  • Nov 14 Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player (5-time Grand Slam doubles champion), dies of a stroke at 102
  • Nov 15 Mose Allison, American jazz and blues piano player, singer, and composer ("Everybody's Cryin Mercy"; "Your Mind Is on Vacation"), dies at 89
  • Nov 15 Sixto Durán Ballén, Ecuadorian politician, President of Ecuador (1992-96), dies at 95
  • Nov 15 Milt Okun, American music producer, conductor, and arranger (John Denver; Peter, Paul and Mary), dies at 92
  • Nov 15 Jules Eskin, American cellist (Boston Symphony, 1964-2016), dies of cancer at 85 [1]
  • Nov 16 Melvin Laird, politician (Rep-R-Mich), US Secretary of Defense (1969-73), dies at 94
  • Nov 16 Jay Forrester, American engineer, invented random-access magnetic core memory, dies at 98
  • Nov 18 Denton Cooley, American heart surgeon (1st artificial heart transplant), dies at 96
  • Nov 18 Sharon Jones, American soul singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), dies of cancer at 60
  • Nov 20 Kostis Stephanopoulos, Greek conservative politician (President of Greece, 1995-2005), dies at 90
  • Nov 20 William Trevor, Irish writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune), dies at 88
  • Nov 23 Ralph Branca, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1947–49; pitched “Shot Heard Round the World”), dies at 90
  • Nov 23 Peggy Kirk, American golfer, (Titleholders Championship 1949), dies at 95
  • Nov 23 Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor (Manuel In Fawlty Towers), dies at 86
  • Nov 23 Joe Esposito, American author and friend of Elvis, dies at 78
  • Nov 24 Pauline Oliveros, American composer (Sound Patterns), dies at 84
  • Nov 24 Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), dies at 82

Person of interestFidel Castro

Nov 25 Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary, Prime Minister (1959-76) and President (1976-2008), dies at 90

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Nov 25 Ron Glass, American actor (Barney Miller, Frank's Place), dies at 71
  • Nov 25 Trevor Goddard, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler), dies at 85
  • Nov 25 Russell Oberlin, American countertenor (Pro Musica Antiqua, 1952-66) and educator (Hunter, 1966-94), dies at 88 [1]
  • Nov 25 Alexander Yossifov, Bulgarian conductor and composer (Back To The Beginning), dies at 76
  • Nov 26 Fritz Weaver, American actor (Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), dies at 90
  • Nov 28 Grant Tinker, American TV executive (Chairman of NBC), dies at 90
  • Nov 28 William A. Christenberry, American photographer and artist, dies at 80
  • Nov 28 Van Williams, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon), dies at 82
  • Nov 28 Allan Zavod, Australian classical and jazz pianist and composer, dies of brain cancer at 71
  • Nov 28 Mark Taimanov, Russian pianist, dies at 90
  • Nov 30 Alice Drummond, American actress (Awakenings), dies at 88