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Deaths in History in November 2004

Person of interestZayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Nov 2 Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, 1st President of the United Arab Emirates, dies at 85

President of the United Arab Emirates Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
President of the United Arab Emirates
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • Nov 8 Peter Mathers, English-born Australian novelist (b. 1931)
  • Nov 9 Iris Chang, American author and journalist, committed suicide at 36

Person of interestStieg Larsson

Nov 9 Stieg Larsson, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), dies of a heart attack at 50

Person of interestYasser Arafat

Nov 11 Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, dies in Paris at 75

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Nov 13 Thomas Foglietta, American politician (b. 1928)
  • Nov 15 Elmer L. Andersen, 30th Governor of Minnesota (1961-63), dies at 95
  • Nov 15 Ben Cami, Flemish writer and poet (Rose from Mud), dies at 84
  • Nov 16 Margaret Hassan, Irish aid worker in Iraq, abducted at 59 (presumed dead)
  • Nov 19 Piet Esser, Dutch sculptor (b. 1914)
  • Nov 19 John R. Vane, English pharmacologist (Nobel 1982), dies at 77
  • Nov 20 David Grierson, Canadian radio host (b. 1955)
  • Nov 23 Pete Franklin, American talk radio host (b. 1928)
  • Nov 24 Arthur Hailey, English novelist (Hotel, Airport), dies at 84
  • Nov 29 Anne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (b. 1891)