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2005 in History (Part 3)

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  • Jul 16 Prince Gu of Korea (b. 1931)

Person of interestEdward Heath

Jul 17 Edward Heath, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1970-74), dies of cancer at 89

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • Jul 17 Joe Vialls, Australian writer (b. 1944)

Person of interestWilliam Westmoreland

Jul 18 William Westmoreland, US general during the Vietnam War, dies at 91

  • Jul 18 Bill Hicke, Canadian NHL right wing (3-time NHL All Star), dies of cancer at 67
  • Jul 19 John Tyndall, British politician (b. 1934)
  • Jul 19 Edward Bunker, American writer (b. 1933)
  • Jul 19 Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who made a solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean without provisions, dies at 80
  • Jul 20 Finn Gustavsen, Norwegian politician (b. 1926)
  • Jul 22 Jean Charles de Menezes, Brazilian electrician killed by Scotland Yard (b. 1978)
  • Jul 24 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (pioneer in research linking smoking to health problems), dies at 92
  • Jul 26 Alexander Golitzen, American art director (b. 1908)
  • Jul 26 Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (b. 1925)
  • Jul 27 Swami Shantanand, Mahasamadhi Day, Indian Saint, Philosopher (b. 1934)
  • Jul 27 Al Held, American painter and sculptor (hard edge-style), dies at 76
  • Jul 28 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), dies at 93
  • Jul 30 John Garang, Vice President of Sudan (b. 1945)
  • Jul 30 Anthony Walker, English hate crime murder victim (b. 1987)
  • Jul 31 Wim Duisenberg, Dutch banker (b. 1935)
  • Aug 1 Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1982-2005), dies at 84
  • Aug 1 Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (b. 1920)
  • Aug 1 WiBo, Dutch cartoonist, dies at 87
  • Aug 2 Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer (b. 1955)
  • Aug 3 Françoise d'Eaubonne, French feminist (b. 1920)
  • Aug 4 Anatoly Larkin, Russian American physicist, dies at 72
  • Aug 5 Raul Roco, Philippine senator (b. 1941)
  • Aug 6 Robin Cook, British politician (b. 1946)
  • Aug 8 Ahmed Deedat, Islamic scholar (b. 1918)
  • Aug 8 John H. Johnson, African-American publisher (b. 1918)
  • Aug 8 Monica Sjöö, Swedish artist (b. 1938)
  • Aug 9 Judith Rossner, American novelist (b. 1935)
  • Aug 12 John Loder, co-founder of the anarcho-punk band CRASS (b. 1946)
  • Aug 12 Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka), dies at 73

Person of interestDavid Lange

Aug 13 David Lange, 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (Labour: 1984-89), dies of complications associated with renal failure and diabetes at 63

New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange
New Zealand Prime Minister
David Lange
  • Aug 16 Frère Roger, Swiss monk and mystic (b. 1915)
  • Aug 16 William Corlett, English children's writer(b. 1938)
  • Aug 17 John Bahcall, American astrophysicist (b. 1934)
  • Aug 19 Mo Mowlam, British Labour Party politician (Member of Parliament for Redcar), dies at 55
  • Aug 21 Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1925)
  • Aug 21 Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (b. 1936)
  • Aug 23 Ninjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (b. 1973)
  • Aug 25 Peter Glotz, German politician (b. 1939)
  • Aug 26 Robert Denning, American interior designer, dies at 78
  • Aug 26 Gerry Fitt, Northern Irish politician (Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party), dies at 79
  • Aug 28 Esther Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1910)
  • Aug 28 George Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1911)
  • Aug 30 James H. Scheuer, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1965-73, 75- 93), dies of heart and kidney failure at 85
  • Aug 31 Joseph Rotblat, Polish-British physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1908)
  • Sep 3 Richard S.R. Fitter, British ornithologist and botanist (b. 1913)
  • Sep 3 William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1924)
  • Sep 5 Roberto Viaux, Chilean Army General and the primary planner in two failed coup d'état attempt in Chile (b. 1917)
  • Sep 6 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet (b. 1929)
  • Sep 9 John Wayne Glover, English-born Australian serial killer, commits suicide in prison at 72
  • Sep 9 Stanley Dancer, American harness racer (4 Hambletonians, 3 Trot Triple Crown), dies at 78
  • Sep 13 Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian politician (b. 1916)
  • Sep 14 William Berenberg, American physician (b. 1915)
  • Sep 14 Vladimir Volkoff, French writer (b. 1932)

Person of interestGordon Gould

Sep 16 Gordon Gould, American physicist (inventor of the laser) dies at 85

Physicist Gordon Gould
Physicist
Gordon Gould
  • Sep 20 Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian-Polish Nazi hunter (b. 1908)
  • Sep 20 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer dies at 83
  • Sep 23 Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (Founder of FALN), dies at 72
  • Sep 25 Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani critic and linguist (b. 1912)
  • Sep 25 Urie Bronfenbrenner, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  • Sep 25 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (The Road Less Traveled), dies at 69
  • Sep 25 Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (b. 1921)
  • Sep 26 Helen Cresswell, British author
  • Sep 28 Constance Baker Motley, American judge (b. 1921)
  • Sep 29 Austin Leslie, American chef, the "Godfather of Fried Chicken" (b. 1934)
  • Oct 2 Bert Eriksson, Flemish neo-Nazi, dies at 74
  • Oct 2 August Wilson, American playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987), dies at 60
  • Oct 4 Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (27th Governor of Wyoming), dies at 81
  • Oct 7 Doug Young, American national and world powerlifting champion, dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Oct 10 Wayne Booth, American literary critic (b. 1921)
  • Oct 10 Milton Obote, President of Uganda (b. 1925)
  • Oct 11 Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and Prime Minister in exile (b. 1915)
  • Oct 11 Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Pakistani Urdu linguist and writer, dies at 88
  • Oct 12 C. Delores Tucker, American politician and civil rights activist (b. 1927)
  • Oct 13 Vivian Malone Jones, American civil rights activist (b. 1942)
  • Oct 14 Jody Dobrowski, English murder victim (b. 1981)
  • Oct 15 Matti Wuori, Finnish politician (b. 1945)
  • Oct 17 Ba Jin, Chinese writer (b. 1904)
  • Oct 17 Franky Gee, European techno artist (b. 1962)
  • Oct 19 Corinne Lévesque, wife of Quebec premier René Lévesque (b. 1943)
  • Oct 20 Endon Mahmood, First Lady of Malaysia (breast cancer) (b. 1941)
  • Oct 20 Eva Svankmajerova, Czech artist (b. 1940)
  • Oct 22 Arman, French-born artist (b. 1928)
  • Oct 23 Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian first lady (b. 1945)
  • Oct 23 John Muth, American economist (b. 1930)
  • Oct 24 José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (1986-90), dies at 78

Person of interestRosa Parks

Oct 24 Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger, dies of natural causes at 92

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks
  • Oct 24 Immanuel C.Y. Hsu, scholar of modern Chinese intellectual and diplomatic history (b. 1923)
  • Oct 24 Mokarrameh Ghanbari, Iranian painter (b. 1928)
  • Oct 26 Keith Parkinson, American fantasy artist, dies of Leukemia at 47
  • Oct 28 Eugene K. Bird, German prison director (b. 1926)
  • Oct 28 Raymond Hains, French artist (b. 1926)
  • Oct 28 Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
  • Oct 30 Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader (b. 1942)
  • Oct 31 Hal Anger, American biophysicist and electrical engineer who invented the gamma camera, dies at 85
  • Nov 4 Nadia Anjuman, Afghan poet and journalist (b. 1980)
  • Nov 5 Rod Donald, New Zealand environmentalist (b. 1957)