Deaths in History in December 2005

  • 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 businessman (b. 1905)
  • Dec 6 Devan Nair, 3rd President of Singapore (b. 1923)
  • 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 author (b. 1928)

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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 14 Trevanian, American author (b. 1931)
  • Dec 15 Heinrich Gross, Austrian physician (b. 1914)
  • Dec 15 William Proxmire, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin (b. 1915)
  • 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, American mafioso (b. 1927)
  • Dec 20 Maniam Moorthy, Malaysian climber
  • Dec 25 Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (b. 1930)
  • 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 author (b. 1932)
  • Dec 31 Phillip Whitehead, British politician (b. 1937)