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Deaths in History in 2006 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 327 of 327

  • Aug 26 Rainer Barzel, German politician CDU-CSU) and minister, dies at 82
  • Aug 27 Maria Capovilla, oldest woman alive from 2004-2006 (b. 1889)
  • Aug 28 Benoît Sauvageau, French Canadian politician (b. 1963)
  • Aug 28 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), dies at 73
  • Aug 30 Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian novelist (Palace Walk, Sugar Street) and first Arabic writer to win a Nobel Prize (1988), dies at 94
  • Aug 30 Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon, New Zealand jurist and member of the British House of Lords (b. 1926)
  • Aug 31 Derrick Wayne Frazier, American convicted murderer (b. 1977)
  • Sep 1 Sir Kyffin Williams, Welsh landscape painter (b. 1918)
  • Sep 1 Bob O'Connor, American politician (58th Mayor of Pittsburgh), dies at 61
  • Sep 1 Nellie Connally, wife of Texas governor John Connally (b. 1919)
  • Sep 1 Warren Mitofsky, American pollster (b. 1934)
  • Sep 4 Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)
  • Sep 8 Hilda Bernstein, English-born South African author, artist, and activist (b. 1915)
  • Sep 8 Jean Villain, Swiss writer, dies at 78
  • Sep 9 William B. Ziff, Jr., American publishing executive (b. 1930)
  • Sep 10 Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (1965-2006), dies at 88

  • Sep 11 William Auld, Scottish poet, writer and supporter of Esperanto (b. 1924)

Person of interestJoachim Fest

Sep 11 Joachim Fest, German historian and journalist (Hitler biography, Speer: The Final Verdict), dies at 79

Historian and Journalist Joachim Fest
Historian and Journalist
Joachim Fest
  • Sep 11 Johannes Bob van Benthem, Dutch lawyer (b. 1921)
  • Sep 13 Ann Richards, 46th Governor of Texas (b. 1933)
  • Sep 15 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer, dies at 77
  • Sep 16 Rob Levin, creator of Freenode (b. 1955)
  • Sep 17 Patricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (b. 1924)
  • Sep 18 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)
  • Sep 19 Hugh Kawharu, New Zealander Ngāti Whātua Māori chief (b. 1927)
  • Sep 19 Martha Holmes, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • Sep 25 Jeff Cooper, American firearms expert (b. 1920)
  • Sep 25 John M. Ford, American sci-fi author and poet, dies at 49
  • Sep 26 Philip Randle, British biochemist (Randle cycle), dies at 80
  • Sep 29 Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy SEAL (posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor), killed in Iraq at 25
  • Sep 29 Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet and critic (b. 1926)
  • Sep 29 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1912)
  • Oct 1 Jerald Tanner, American religious activist (b. 1938)
  • Oct 2 Helen Chenoweth-Hage, American politician (b. 1938)
  • Oct 2 Paul Halmos, Hungarian-born American mathematician (b. 1916)
  • Oct 3 Alberto Ramento, Filipina bishop (b. 1937)

  • Oct 3 John Crank, British mathematician (b. 1913)
  • Oct 3 Peter Norman, Australian track star (b. 1942)
  • Oct 4 Oskar Pastior, Romanian-born German writer, dies at 78
  • Oct 5 Antonio Peña, Mexican founder of lucha libre promotion AAA (b. 1953)
  • Oct 6 Wilson Tucker, American writer (b. 1914)
  • Oct 6 Alex L. Shigo, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist, dies at 76
  • Oct 7 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist and human rights activist, dies at 48
  • Oct 9 Raymond Noorda, American co-founder and long time CEO of Novell (b. 1924)
  • Oct 10 Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (b. 1932)
  • Oct 10 Ian Scott, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • Oct 11 Howard Kerzner, Chief Executive Officer of Kerzner International (b. 1964)
  • Oct 11 Benito Martínez, Haitan born Cuban who claimed to be the oldest living person at 126 (b. 1880)
  • Oct 13 Wang Guangmei, Chinese first lady (b. 1921)
  • Oct 14 Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (b. 1919)
  • Oct 14 Nancy Lynn, American aviator (b. 1956)
  • Oct 14 Gerry Studds, American politician (b. 1937)
  • Oct 16 Valentín Paniagua Corazao, Ex President of Peru (b. 1936)
  • Oct 18 Mario Francesco Cardinal Pompedda (b. 1929)
  • Oct 22 Choi Kyu-hah, President of South Korea, dies at 87
  • Oct 23 Lebo Mathosa, South African entertainer (b. 1977)
  • Oct 24 Enolia McMillan, American civil rights activist (b. 1904)
  • Oct 24 William Montgomery Watt, Islamic studies scholar, orientalist and historian (b. 1909)
  • Oct 26 Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and museum director (b. 1924)
  • Oct 27 Brad Will, American anarchist and independent journalist (b. 1970)
  • Oct 29 Mohammadu Maccido, 18th Sultan of Sokoto (b. 1928)
  • Oct 30 Junji Kinoshita, Japanese playwright (b. 1914)
  • Oct 30 Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (symbolic anthropology), dies at 80

Person of interestP. W. Botha

Oct 31 P. W. Botha, President of South Africa (1984-89) and Prime Minister (19778-84), dies at 90

President of South Africa P. W. Botha
President of South Africa
P. W. Botha
  • Nov 1 William Styron, American novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice), dies at 81
  • Nov 3 Marie Rudisill, American author and "Fruitcake Lady" (b. 1911)
  • Nov 4 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American author (Cheaper by the Dozen), dies at 98
  • Nov 4 Frank Arthur Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1915)
  • Nov 4 Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist and writer (Frihet och demokrati), dies at 95
  • Nov 5 Bülent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), dies at 81
  • Nov 7 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (b. 1924)
  • Nov 7 Jackie Parker, American College and Canadian Football Hall of Fame utility (Mississippi State University; Grey Cup 1954-56; Edmonton Eskimos), dies from throat cancer at 74
  • Nov 8 Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist, dies at 65
  • Nov 9 Markus Wolf, East German Intelligence Director (b. 1923)
  • Nov 9 Ellen Willis, American journalist and feminist, dies at 64
  • Nov 10 Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1962)
  • Nov 10 Fokko du Cloux, mathematician (b. 1954)
  • Nov 11 Harry Lehotsky, American Canadian pastor and activist, dies at 49
  • Nov 12 General Jacob E. Smart, US Air Force leader World War II (b. 1909)
  • Nov 15 David K. Wyatt, American historian (b. 1937)

Person of interestMilton Friedman

Nov 16 Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize Economics 1976, dies at 94

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman
  • Nov 16 Yuri Levada, Russian sociologist (b. 1930)
  • Nov 19 Edward Ford, courtier in the Royal Household of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 96
  • Nov 20 Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician and daughter of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, dies of lung cancer at 57
  • Nov 21 Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister (assassinated) (b. 1972)
  • Nov 22 Ria Beckers, Dutch politician and leader of the progressive Christian party PPR, dies at 67
  • Nov 22 Gilles Grégoire, Quebec politician (co-founder of the Parti Québécois), dies at 80
  • Nov 23 Nick Clarke, English radio presenter (b. 1948)
  • Nov 23 Alexander Litvinenko, Russian KGB officer, dies at 43
  • Nov 24 George W. S. Trow, American writer (b. 1943)
  • Nov 24 Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist (b. 1938)

  • Nov 25 Sean Bell, American shooting victim (b. 1983)
  • Nov 25 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist, dies at 75
  • Nov 25 Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (b. 1919)
  • Nov 26 Mário Cesariny, Portuguese painter and writer (b. 1923)
  • Nov 26 Dave Cockrum, American comic book artist (b. 1943)
  • Nov 26 Stephen Heywood, American builder (b. 1969)
  • Nov 27 Alan Freeman, British disc jockey known by his nickname 'Fluff' (b. 1927)
  • Nov 27 Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)
  • Nov 28 Robert Volpe, Artist, Art Theft Detective (b.1942)
  • Nov 29 Allen Carr, English anti-smoking campaigner (b. 1934)
  • Nov 30 Rafael Buenaventura, Former BSP Governor (b. 1938)
  • 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 10 Jack Williamson, American sci-fi author (Cometeers), dies at 98
  • 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, Sri Lankan chief political strategist of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, dies at 68
  • Dec 14 Ahmet Ertegün, Turkish-American businessman & 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
Animator
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 23 Robert Stafford, American politician (Sen-R-VT, 1971-88), dies at 93
  • 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)

BattleSaddam Hussein

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

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
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