On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 2006 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 332 of 332

  • Aug 20 Bryan Budd, British soldier (Afghanistan), dies at 29
  • Aug 20 Richard Arthur de Yarburgh-Bateson, 6th Lord Deramore, British architect, dies at 95
  • Aug 21 Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, Dutch businessman and philanthropist (b. 1941)

Ed Warren

Aug 23 Ed Warren, American paranormal investigator, dies at 79

  • 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 (Mayor of Pittsburgh, 2006), dies of brain cancer 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 magazine publishing executive, (Modern Bride; Popular Electronics, PC Magazine), dies of cancer at 76
  • 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)

Joachim Fest

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

  • 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 6 Alex Shigo, American Biologist and plant pathologist known for his study of tree decay and contributions to modern arboricultural practices, 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 (Rep-D-MA, 1973-97), first openly gay member of US Congress, dies at 69
  • 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

P. W. Botha

Oct 31 P. W. Botha, South African politician (President of South Africa, 1984-89; Prime Minister, 1977-84), dies at 90

  • 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 Calder, Canadian politician (British Columbia's first indigenous cabinet minister), dies at 91
  • 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, dies at 83
  • 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)

Milton Friedman

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

  • 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)
  • 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

Joseph Barbera

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

  • 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)

Gerald Ford

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

  • Dec 28 Jamal Karimi-Rad, Iranian Minister of Justice (b. 1956)
  • Dec 30 Terry Peck, Falkland Islander (b. 1938) who acted as a scout for 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment in the Falklands War