Deaths in History in December 2004

  • Dec 1 Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (b. 1911)
  • Dec 2 Mona Van Duyn, American poet (b. 1921)
  • Dec 3 Shiing-Shen Chern, Chinese mathematician (b. 1911)
  • Dec 6 Raymond Goethals, Belgian football coach (b. 1921)
  • Dec 7 Jay Van Andel, co-founder and former chairman of Amway (b. 1924)
  • Dec 8 Nathan Gale, American murderer (Heavy metal Pantera's concert murder), dies at 25
  • Dec 9 David Brudnoy, American radio personality (b. 1940)
  • Dec 13 David Wheeler, English computer scientist (b. 1927)
  • Dec 15 Pauline Gore, mother of Al Gore (b. 1912)
  • Dec 16 Peter Coker, English painter, dies at 78
  • Dec 16 Agnes Martin, Canadian-American abstract painter dies aged 92
  • Dec 17 Tom Wesselmann, American collage artist (b. 1931)
  • Dec 18 Anthony Sampson, British journalist and biographer (b. 1926)
  • Dec 19 Herbert C. Brown, English-born American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • Dec 21 Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist, dies at 79
  • Dec 23 P. V. Narasimha Rao, Indian politiican, Prime Minister of India (1991-96), dies at 83
  • Dec 23 Anne Truitt, American artist dies aged 83
  • Dec 23 Peter Beazley, British politician (C) (European Parliament), dies at 82
  • Dec 25 Gennady Strekalov, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1940)
  • Dec 26 Sir Angus Ogilvy, British businessman and husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent, dies at 76
  • Dec 26 Marianne Heiberg, Norwegian mediator (b. 1945)
  • Dec 26 Jonathan Drummond-Webb, South African pediatric heart surgeon (b. 1959)
  • Dec 26 Troy Broadbridge, Australian rules footballer, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1980)

Person of interestSusan Sontag

Dec 28 Susan Sontag, American writer, dies from Myelodysplastic syndrome at 71

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  • Dec 29 Julius Axelrod, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)
  • Dec 31 GĂ©rard Debreu, French-American economist (Nobel 1983), dies at 83