Deaths in History in 2001

  • Jan 2 William P. Rogers, American Republican politician and US secretary of state (1969-73) dies at 87
  • Jan 9 Maurice Prather, American photographer (b. 1926)
  • Jan 11 Sir Denys Lasdun, English architect (b. 1914)

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Jan 12 William Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (co-founder Hewlett-Packard), dies of a heart attack at 87

Entrepreneur and Businessman William Hewlett
Entrepreneur and Businessman
William Hewlett
  • Jan 14 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (b. 1925)
  • Jan 16 Laurent-Désiré Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1939)
  • Jan 16 Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist (b. 1939)
  • Jan 17 Gregory Corso, American poet, dies of prostate cancer at 70
  • Jan 21 Byron de la Beckwith, American white supremacist, dies at 80
  • Jan 22 Roy Brown, American clown (b. 1932)
  • Jan 30 Johnnie Johnson, British fighter pilot (b. 1915)
  • Jan 30 Joseph Ransohoff, the father of modern neurosurgery (b. 1915)
  • Jan 31 Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian writer (b. 1923)
  • Feb 1 André D'Allemagne, Quebec teacher, political observer and essayist (b. 1929)
  • Feb 6 Filemon Lagman, Filipino Communist revolutionary (b. 1953)
  • Feb 6 Fulgence Charpentier, Quebec journalist (b. 1897)

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Feb 7 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator, dies of a stroke at 94

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Feb 9 Herbert Simon, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
  • Feb 10 Abraham Beame, Mayor of New York City (b. 1906)
  • Feb 16 William Masters, American gynecologist and sexologist (b. 1915)
  • Feb 17 Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (b. 1948)
  • Feb 18 Balthus, Polish-born painter (b. 1908)
  • Feb 19 Priscilla Davis, American socialite (b. 1942)
  • Feb 24 Claude E. Shannon, American information theorist (b. 1916)
  • Feb 26 Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuelan writer (b. 1906)
  • Mar 2 John Diamond, British journalist (b. 1953)
  • Mar 4 Fred Lasswell, American cartoonist (b. 1916)
  • Mar 4 Jim Rhodes, Governor of Ohio (b. 1909)
  • Mar 4 Harold Stassen, American politician, dies at 93
  • Mar 12 Morton Downey, Jr., American television talk show host (b. 1933)
  • Mar 12 Robert Ludlum, American author (b. 1927)
  • Mar 13 Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (b. 1895)
  • Mar 13 Cranley Onslow, British politician (C, dies at 74
  • Mar 19 Charles K. Johnson, American President of the Flat Earth Society, dies at 76
  • Mar 21 Chung Ju-yung, Korean industrialist (b. 1915)

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Mar 22 William Hanna, American animator and studio founder, dies at 90

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • Mar 23 Rowland Evans, American journalist (b. 1921)
  • Mar 24 Muriel Young, English TV entertainer (b. 1928)
  • Mar 25 Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot, first to fly Concorde. dies at 77
  • Mar 29 Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer (b. 1899)
  • Mar 31 Clifford Shull, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1915)
  • Apr 1 Olivia Barclay, British astrologer (b. 1919)
  • Apr 2 Charles Daudelin, Canadian artist (b. 1920)
  • Apr 3 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist, dies at 89
  • Apr 4 Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, American custom car designer (b. 1932)
  • Apr 5 Malcolm Shepherd [2nd Baron Shepherd], Politician (L) and Leader of the House of Lords (1974-76), dies at 82
  • Apr 12 Harvey Ball, American inventor (b. 1921)
  • Apr 13 Robert Moon, American postal inspector (b. 1917)
  • Apr 14 Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director (b. 1927)
  • Apr 24 Leon Sullivan, African-American civil rights leader and pastor (b. 1922)
  • May 4 Bonnie Lee Bakley, American murder victim (b. 1956)

  • May 5 Clifton Hillegass, American writer and publisher

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May 11 Douglas Adams, English author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), dies of myocardial infarction and a fatal cardiac arrhythmia at 49

  • May 12 Alexei Tupolev, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1925)

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May 13 R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (Malguidi Days), dies at 94

Novelist R.K. Narayan
Novelist
R.K. Narayan
  • May 13 Jason Miller, American playwright (b. 1939)
  • May 17 Frank G. Slaughter, American novelist and physician (b. 1908)
  • May 26 Moven Enock Mahachi, Defence Minister of Zimbabwe (b. 1952)
  • May 28 Francisco Varela, Chilean biologist and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • May 28 Joe Moakley, American politician (b. 1927)
  • Jun 1 Queen Aiswarya of Nepal (b. 1949)
  • Jun 1 King Birendra of Nepal (b. 1945)
  • Jun 1 Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (b. 1920)
  • Jun 2 Frank Stagg, Baptist Theologian (b. 1911)
  • Jun 4 Dipendra of Nepal (b. 1971)
  • Jun 5 Pedro Laín Entralgo, Spanish writer, medical and humanist
  • Jun 7 Víctor Paz Estenssoro, President of Bolivia (b. 1907)
  • Jun 10 Princess Leila of Iran (b. 1970)
  • Jun 10 Mike Mentzer, American bodybuilder (b. 1951)
  • Jun 11 Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist, executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing aged 33
  • Jun 15 Henri Alekan, French cinematographer (b. 1909)
  • Jun 17 Donald J. Cram, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1919)
  • Jun 23 Yvonne Dionne, one of the Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934)
  • Jun 27 Tove Jansson, Finnish author (b. 1914)
  • Jun 28 Mortimer Adler, American philosopher (b. 1902)
  • Jul 3 Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (b. 1931)
  • Jul 7 Edward Fiennes-Clinton, Australian-born 18th Earl of Lincoln, dies at 88
  • Jul 16 Maurice De Bevere, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1923)
  • Jul 17 Katharine Graham, American publisher (b. 1917)
  • Jul 18 James Hatfield, American author (b. 1958)
  • Jul 18 Fabio Taglioni, Italian automotive engineer (b. 1920)
  • Jul 20 Carlo Giuliani, Italian anarchist (b. 1978)
  • Jul 22 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (b. 1909)
  • Jul 23 Eudora Welty, American author (b. 1909)
  • Jul 26 Rex Barber, American WWII aviator (b. 1917)
  • Jul 26 Peter von Zahn, German journalist (b. 1913)
  • Jul 29 Edward Gierek, Polish politician (b. 1913)
  • Jul 29 Wau Holland, German computer hacker (b. 1951)
  • Jul 31 Poul Anderson, American author (b. 1926)
  • Jul 31 Francisco da Costa Gomes, 16th President of Portugal (b. 1914)
  • Jul 31 Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (b. 1910)
  • Aug 5 Otema Allimadi, Prime Minister of Uganda (b. 1929)
  • Aug 6 Jorge Amado de Faria, Brazilian writer (b. 1912)
  • Aug 6 Wilhelm Mohnke, one of the original 120 members of the Nazi SS-Staff Guard (b. 1911)
  • Aug 15 Richard Chelimo, Kenyan athlete (b. 1972)
  • Aug 18 David Peakall, British scientist (b. 1931)
  • Aug 19 Donald Woods, South African journalist, anti-apartheid activist and author (Biko, Asking for Trouble), dies at 67
  • Aug 20 Sir Fred Hoyle, English astronomer and sci-fi writer (b. 1915)
  • Aug 23 Peter Maas, American novelist (b. 1929)
  • Aug 26 Louis Muhlstock, Canadian painter (b. 1904)
  • Aug 27 Abu Ali Mustafa, leader of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (assassinated) (b. 1938)
  • Aug 27 Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (b. 1936)
  • Aug 30 Ivor Spencer-Thomas, English farmer, entrepreneur and inventor (b. 1907)
  • Sep 2 Christiaan Barnard, South African heart surgeon (b. 1922)
  • Sep 4 Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
  • Sep 5 Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian UN statistician (b. 1912)
  • Sep 5 Heywood Hale Broun, American TV commentator and sports correspondent, dies at 83
  • Sep 9 Ahmed Shah Massoud, Afghani military leader (b. 1953)
  • Sep 10 DJ Uncle Al (b.1969)
  • Sep 11 Alice Stewart Trillin, American author (b. 1938)
  • Sep 11 Marwan Al-Shehhi, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1978)
  • Sep 11 Mohamed Atta, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1968)

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Sep 11 Todd Beamer, American passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93, dies at 32 in a plane crash trying to stop the 9/11 terrorists

Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 Todd Beamer
Passenger on United Airlines Flight 93
Todd Beamer
  • Sep 11 Berry Berenson, widow of Anthony Perkins (b. 1948)
  • Sep 11 Mark Bingham, passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1970)
  • Sep 11 Tom Burnett, American businessman (b. 1963)
  • Sep 11 Peter J. Ganci, Jr., Chief of Department, FDNY (b. 1946)
  • Sep 11 Hani Hanjour, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1972)
  • Sep 11 Ziad Jarrah, 9/11 terrorist (b. 1975)
  • Sep 11 Father Mychal F. Judge, Chaplain, FDNY (b. 1933)
  • Sep 11 Angel L. Juarbe, Jr., American firefighter (b. 1966)
  • Sep 11 John P. O'Neill, American anti-terrorism FBI agent (b. 1952)
  • Sep 11 John Ogonowski, pilot for American Airlines Flight 11 (b. 1951)
  • Sep 11 Barbara Olson, American political commentator (b. 1955)
  • Sep 11 Daniel M. Lewin, founder of Akamai Technologies (b. 1970)
  • Sep 17 Lou Dog, Sublime mascot.
  • Sep 18 Ernie Coombs, Canadian entertainer (b. 1927)
  • Sep 19 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, dies at 91

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Sep 29 Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, President of South Vietnam (1965-75), dies of a stroke at 78

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu
  • Oct 1 Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (b. 1919)
  • Oct 4 Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84
  • Oct 5 Mike Mansfield, American politician (b. 1903)
  • Oct 7 Herblock, American cartoonist (b. 1909)
  • Oct 7 Roger Gaudry, French Canadian chemist, businessman and corporate director (b. 1913)
  • Oct 10 Vasily Mishin, Soviet rocket designer (b. 1917)
  • Oct 12 Quintin Hogg, British politician, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, dies at 94 (b. 1907)
  • Oct 15 Zhang Xueliang, Chinese ruler of Manchuria (b. 1901)
  • Oct 17 Rehavam Zeevi, Israeli politician (b. 1926)
  • Oct 20 Ted Ammon, American financier (b. 1949)
  • Oct 23 Ronald William Kirby, British artist, dies at 72
  • Oct 24 Wolf Rüdiger Hess, German neo-Nazi (b. 1937)
  • Oct 31 Régine Cavagnoud, French skier (b. 1970)
  • Nov 3 Ernst Gombrich, Austrian art historian (b. 1909)
  • Nov 5 Barry Horne, a British animal liberation activist.
  • Nov 6 Anthony Shaffer, English dramatist (Sleuth), dies at 75
  • Nov 9 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (b. 1924)
  • Nov 10 Ken Kesey, American author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), dies at 66
  • Nov 12 Tony Miles, English chess player (b. 1955)
  • Nov 19 Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (b. 1924)
  • Nov 21 Salahuddin of Malaysia, King of Malaysia (b. 1926)
  • Nov 22 Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (b. 1915)
  • Nov 23 Mary Whitehouse,'Clean up TV' campaigner
  • Nov 25 Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (b. 1941)
  • Nov 26 Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish writer (b. 1943)
  • Nov 28 William Kienzle, American author (b. 1928)
  • Nov 28 William Reid, British aviator awarded the Victoria Cross (b. 1921)
  • Nov 29 John Knowles, American author (b. 1926)
  • Dec 5 Franco Rasetti, Italian physicist (b. 1901)
  • Dec 7 Charles McClendon, LSU Tigers head football coach (b. 1923)
  • Dec 8 Don Tennant, American advertising executive (b. 1922)
  • Dec 9 Michael Carver, British soldier (b. 1915)
  • Dec 14 W. G. Sebald, German writer (b. 1944)
  • Dec 16 Stefan Heym, German author (b. 1913)
  • Dec 20 Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and 1st President of Senegal (1960-80), dies at 95
  • Dec 23 Bola Ige, Nigerian politician (b. 1930)
  • Dec 28 Samuel A. Goldblith, American food scientist (b. 1919)
  • Dec 28 William X. Kienzle, American novelist (b. 1928)