On This Day

Deaths in History in 2012 (Part 2)

  • Oct 10 Kyaw Zaw, Burmese politician and soldier, dies at 92
  • Oct 13 Marc Awodey, American artist and writer, dies at 51
  • Oct 14 Arlen Specter, American Senator (Republican-PA, 1981- 2011), dies at 82

Person of interestNorodom Sihanouk

Oct 15 Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia, dies from a heart attack at 89

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • Oct 15 Claude Cheysson, French politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs), dies at 92
  • Oct 17 Stanford Robert Ovshinsky, American inventor and scientist, dies from prostate cancer at 89
  • Oct 21 George McGovern, American politician and Presidential candidate (D-1972), dies at 90
  • Oct 21 Yash Chopra, Indian director (Waqt), dies from dengue fever and multiple organ failure at 80
  • Oct 22 Russell Means, Native American activist, dies from esophageal cancer at 72
  • Oct 22 Arthur Jensen, American psychologist, dies at 89
  • Oct 25 Jacques Barzun, French author (The House of Intellect), dies at 104
  • Oct 28 Jack Dellal, British property investor/multi-millionaire, dies from natural causes at 83
  • Nov 5 Charles V. Bush, African-American pioneer (1st African-American US Air Force Academy Graduate and US Supreme Court Page), dies from colon cancer at 72
  • Nov 5 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], American body modifier, dies at 54
  • Nov 11 Rex Hunt, British diplomat and Governor of the Falkland Islands (1982-1985), dies at 86
  • Nov 12 Sergio Oliva, American body builder (The Myth, IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1967-9), dies at 71

  • Nov 14 Ahmed Jabari, Palestinian political activist, killed by an airstrike at 53
  • Nov 17 Margaret Yorke, English crime fiction writer, dies at 88
  • Nov 19 Boris Strugatsky, Soviet-Russian science fiction author (Tale of Troika), dies at 79
  • Nov 22 Bryce Courtenay, South African-born Australian novelist, dies from stomach cancer at 79
  • Nov 25 Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician, dies at 81
  • Nov 26 Joseph Murray, English plastic surgeon, dies from a hemorrhagic stroke at 93
  • Nov 30 I. K. [Inder Kumar] Gujral, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1997-98), dies at 92
  • Dec 4 Vasily Belov, Russian author, dies at 80
  • Dec 4 Jack Brooks, American politician, dies at 89
  • Dec 4 Besse Cooper, American supercentenarian and world
  • Dec 5 Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect (Brasilia), dies from a respiratory infection at 104
  • Dec 7 Saul Steinberg, American businessman, founder of Leasco and CEO of Reliance Insurance Company, dies at 73
  • Dec 9 Sir Patrick Moore, English amateur astronomer and author, dies from an infection at 89
  • Dec 9 Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor (barcode), dies at 91
  • Dec 10 Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi President, dies from heart surgery complications at 81
  • Dec 17 Colin Spedding, British biologist and animal welfare advocate, dies at 87
  • Dec 17 Daniel K. Inouye, American politician (US Senator, 1963-2012), dies from respiratory complications at 88
  • Dec 18 Marcus Worsley, British Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, dies at 87
  • Dec 19 Robert Bork, American legal scholar/jurist, dies from heart disease at 85
  • Dec 19 Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli military leader, dies from cancer at 68
  • Dec 19 Sir Lawrence "Lawrie" Barratt, British businessman and housing developer (Barratt Developments), dies at 85
  • Dec 19 Piet de Visser, Dutch politician (PvdA), dies at 81
  • Dec 25 Frank Calabrese Sr [Frankie Breeze], American mafia hitman, dies at 75
  • Dec 27 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower, dies at 79

Person of interestNorman Schwarzkopf

Dec 27 Norman Schwarzkopf, US Army General and commander of coalition forces in the Gulf War, dies of complications from pneumonia at 78

US General Norman Schwarzkopf
US General
Norman Schwarzkopf
  • Dec 28 Jayne Cortez, African-American poet, dies at 76
  • Dec 30 Rita Levi-Montalcini, Italian neurologist (Nobel 1986), dies at 103