On This Day

2005 in History (Part 4)

Events in History


Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 301 - 350 of 350

  • Nov 5 John Fowles, British novelist (Collector, French Lieutenant's Woman), dies at 79
  • Nov 6 Rod Donald, New Zealand Politician, Green Party Co-leader, dies from the effects of food poisoning at 48
  • Nov 7 Anthony Sawoniuk, Belarusian-born Nazi war criminal (b. 1921)
  • Nov 8 David Westheimer, American novelist (Von Ryan's Express), dies at 88
  • Nov 9 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (1997-2002), dies at 85
  • Nov 11 Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, British photographer, dies at 66
  • Nov 11 Peter Drucker, Austrian-American management theorist, dies at 95
  • Nov 12 William G. Adams, former mayor of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada (b. 1923)
  • Nov 13 Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)
  • Nov 15 Dr. Adrian Rogers, American Southern Baptist Minister and leader (b. 1931)
  • Nov 15 Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (b. 1959)
  • Nov 16 Donald Watson, English founder of the Vegan Society (b. 1910)
  • Nov 16 Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  • Nov 20 Manouchehr Atashi, Persian poet, dies at 74
  • Nov 20 Sheldon Gardner, American psychologist (b. 1934)
  • Nov 21 Alfred Anderson, last Scottish World War I (and Christmas Truce) veteran (b. 1896)
  • Nov 21 Hugh Sidey, American journalist (b. 1927)
  • Nov 25 Richard Burns, English WRC champion, dies of a brain tumour at 34
  • Nov 26 Stan Berenstain, American children's author (The Berenstain Bears), dies at 82
  • Dec 1 Gust Avrakotos, American intelligence case officer (b. 1938)
  • Dec 2 Kenneth Lee Boyd, American convicted murderer (executed) (b. 1948)
  • Dec 2 Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (b. 1919)
  • Dec 2 Van Tuong Nguyen, Australian drug smuggler (hanged) (b. 1980)
  • Dec 4 Errol Brathwaite, New Zealand author (b. 1924)
  • Dec 5 Ed Masry, American lawyer (b. 1932)
  • Dec 5 Kevin "Big Kev" McQuay, Australian businessman (b. 1949)
  • Dec 5 Frits Philips, Dutch engineer and CEO (Philips), dies at 100
  • Dec 6 Devan Nair, Singaporean politician, 3rd President of Singapore (1981-85), dies at 82
  • Dec 7 Lucy d'Abreu, was the oldest living person in the United Kingdom from April 2004 until her death (b. 1892)
  • Dec 7 Rigoberto Alpizar, airplane passenger fatally shot by U.S. Air Marshals after allegedly claiming he had placed a bomb aboard (b. 1961)
  • Dec 9 Robert Sheckley, American sci-fi author (10th Victim, Mindswap), dies at 77

Person of interestEugene McCarthy

Dec 10 Eugene McCarthy, American politician (Sen-D-Minn) and presidential candidate, dies of parkinsons at 89

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy
  • Dec 12 Gebran Tueni, Lebanese politician (b. 1957)
  • Dec 13 Stanley Tookie Williams, co-founder of the Crips and convicted murderer (b. 1953)
  • Dec 15 Heinrich Gross, Austrian physician (b. 1914)
  • Dec 15 William Proxmire, American politician (Sen-D-WI, 1957-88), dies at 90
  • Dec 16 Kenneth Bulmer, English author (b. 1921)
  • Dec 17 Jack Anderson, American journalist (b. 1922)
  • Dec 18 Alan Voorhees, American engineer and urban planner (b. 1922)
  • Dec 19 Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; b. 1933)
  • Dec 19 Vincent Gigante, Italian-American mafioso, dies at 77
  • Dec 20 Maniam Moorthy, Malaysian climber
  • Dec 22 T. Cooper Evans, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa), dies at 81
  • Dec 25 Robert Barbers, Philippine senator (b. 1944)
  • Dec 26 Erich Topp, German submarine commander (b. 1914)
  • Dec 26 Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (b. 1937)
  • Dec 27 William Doody, Canadian politician (b. 1931)
  • Dec 29 Gerda Boyesen, Norwegian-born body psychotherapist (b. 1922)
  • Dec 30 Rona Jaffe, American novelist (Mazes & Monsters), dies at 74
  • Dec 31 Phillip Whitehead, British politician (b. 1937)