Deaths in History in December 2006

  • Dec 1 Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist (McGill University) (b. 1937)
  • Dec 6 John Feeney, Documentary film-director (b. 1922)
  • Dec 7 Jeane Kirkpatrick, American ambassador (b. 1926)

Person of interestAugusto Pinochet

Dec 10 Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general and dictator of Chile (1973-90), dies of congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema at 91

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet
  • Dec 11 Elizabeth Bolden, American Supercentenarian (oldest verified person in the world at the time of her death), dies at 116
  • Dec 12 Raymond P. Shafer, 38th Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1917)
  • Dec 12 Al Shugart, pioneering American computer engineer and co-founder of Seagate Technology (b. 1930)
  • Dec 13 Henry Beachell, American plant breeder, dies at 100
  • Dec 14 Anton Balasingham, chief political strategist of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (b. 1938)
  • Dec 14 Ahmet Erteg√ľn, Turkish-American businessman and co-founder of Atlantic Records, dies at 83

Person of interestJoseph Barbera

Dec 18 Joseph Barbera, American cartoonist (Hanna-Barbera - Tom and Jerry, Flintstones), dies at 95

Animator Joseph Barbera
Joseph Barbera
  • Dec 18 Ruth Bernhard, American photographer (1905)
  • Dec 18 Mike Dickin, British radio broadcaster (b. 1943)
  • Dec 18 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author, journalist and political activist (b. 1923)
  • Dec 20 Shi Yuejun, Chinese serial killer
  • Dec 21 Saparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan (b. 1940)
  • Dec 24 Frank Stanton, American television executive (b. 1908)
  • Dec 25 Hiroaki Hidaka, Japanese serial killer (b. 1962)
  • Dec 26 Ivar Formo, Norwegian skier (b. 1951)

Person of interestGerald Ford

Dec 26 Gerald Ford [Leslie King], 38th US President (R: 1974-77) and 41st US Vice President (R: 1973-74), dies at 93

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • Dec 28 Jamal Karimi-Rad, Iranian Minister of Justice (b. 1956)

Person of interestSaddam Hussein

Dec 30 Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq (1979-2003), hanged in Baghdad at 69

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Dec 30 Terry Peck, Falkland Islander (b. 1938) who acted as a scout for 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment in the Falklands War