On This Day

Deaths in History in 2004 (Part 2)

  • Oct 20 Anthony Hecht, American poet (b. 1923)
  • Oct 22 Samuel Lee Gravely Jr., American naval officer, First African American fleet commander, dies at 82
  • Oct 22 Alastair Down, CEO (Burmah Oil), dies at 90
  • Oct 24 Randy Dorton, American race car crew member (b. 1954)
  • Oct 24 James Cardinal Hickey, American Catholic archbishop (b. 1920)
  • Oct 29 Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican politician, dies at 81
  • Oct 29 Peter Twinn, English mathematician (b. 1916)

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)
  • 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 11 Margaret Fay Shaw, American photographer and folklorist known for her work in the Scottish Hebrides, dies at 101
  • 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 politician, 9th Prime Minister of India (1991-96), dies of a heart attack 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 Gennadi Strekalov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-8, T-11, TM-21), dies at 64
  • 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)
  • Dec 26 Simon Atlee, British fashion photographer, drowned by tsunami in Thailand at 33

Person of interestSusan Sontag

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

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