Famous Deaths for Year 2000

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 298

Jan 1st - Colin Vaughan, Australian political journalist (b. 1931)
Jan 2nd - Patrick O'Brian, British novelist (b. 1914)
Jan 2nd - Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., U.S. admiral (b. 1920)
Jan 2nd - Nat Adderley, American musician and composer (b. 1931)
Jan 4th - Tom Fears, American football player (b. 1922)
Jan 6th - Don Martin, American cartoonist (b. 1931)
Jan 7th - Gary Albright, American professional wrestler (b. 1963)
Jan 8th - Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrianist (b. 1918)
Jan 9th - Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (b. 1909)
Jan 10th - Sam Jaffe, American producer (b. 1901)
Jan 11th - Betty Archdale, Anglo-Australian educationalist and cricketer (b. 1907)
Jan 11th - Ivan Combe, American inventor (b. 1911)
Jan 11th - Bob Lemon, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 79
Jan 12th - Marc Davis, American animator (b. 1913)
Jan 12th - Bobby Phills, American basketball player (b. 1969)
Jan 15th - Georges-Henri Lévesque, Canadian Dominican priest and sociologist (b. 1903)
Jan 15th - Fran Ryan, American actress (b. 1916)
Jan 15th - Željko Ražnatović, aka Arkan, Serbian paramilitary leader (b. 1952)
Jan 16th - Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
Jan 16th - John Morris Rankin, musical entertainer (b. 1959)
Jan 17th - Philip Jones, British trumpeter (b. 1928)
Jan 18th - Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (b. 1897)
Jan 19th - Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)
Actress and Inventor Hedy LamarrActress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr (Jan 19th) Jan 19th - Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-born actress (b. 1913)
Jan 22nd - Craig Claiborne, American writer and editor (b. 1920)
Jan 22nd - Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska) (b. 1916)
Jan 24th - Bobby Duncum, Jr., American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
Jan 26th - Don Budge, American tennis player (b. 1915)
Jan 26th - Kathleen Hale, British author (b. 1898)
Jan 26th - A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-born author (b. 1912)
Jan 27th - Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist (b. 1930)
Jan 31st - Gil Kane, Latvian-born comic book writer (b. 1926)
Feb 3rd - Richard Kleindienst, American politician (b. 1923)
Feb 4th - Carl Albert, American politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908)
Feb 4th - Doris Coley, American singer (Shirelles) (b. 1941)
Feb 4th - Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (b. 1919)
Feb 5th - Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (b. 1901)
Feb 7th - Big Pun, Puerto Rican-American rapper (b. 1971)
Feb 7th - Doug Henning, Canadian magician (b. 1947)
Feb 7th - Dave Peverett, English musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (b. 1943)
Feb 8th - Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 81
Feb 8th - Bob Collins, American radio broadcaster (b.1942)
Feb 8th - Derrick Thomas, American football player (b. 1967)
Feb 10th - Jim Varney, American actor (b. 1949)
Feb 11th - Roger Vadim, French director (b. 1928)
Feb 11th - Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix (b. 1917)
Feb 12th - Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American musician (b. 1929)
NFL Head Coach Tom LandryNFL Head Coach Tom Landry (Feb 12th) Feb 12th - Tom Landry, American football coach (Dallas Cowboys), dies at 75
Feb 12th - Andy Lewis, Australian musician (b. 1967)
Feb 12th - Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, dies at 77
Feb 12th - Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
Feb 13th - James Cooke Brown, American author and inventor (b. 1921)
Feb 14th - Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), dies at 93
Feb 16th - Marceline Day, American actress (b. 1908)
Feb 16th - Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born engineer and inventor (b. 1911)
Feb 16th - Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (b. 1918)
Feb 18th - Willy Maltaite, Belgian comics creator (b. 1927
Cartoonist Charles M. SchulzCartoonist Charles M. Schulz (Feb 12th) Feb 19th - Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian artist (b. 1928)
Feb 20th - Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician (b. 1937)
Feb 21st - Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Spanish basketball coach (b. 1933)
Feb 22nd - Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
Feb 23rd - Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (b. 1957)
Feb 23rd - Stanley Matthews, English footballer (b. 1915)
Feb 26th - George L. Street III American Navy Submariner and Medal of Honor recipient.(b. 1913)
Feb 29th - Dennis Danell, American artist (b. 1961)
Mar 1st - Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)
Mar 3rd - Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
Mar 6th - John Colicos, Canadian actor (b. 1928)
Mar 7th - Charles Gray, British actor (b. 1928)
Mar 7th - Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
Mar 9th - Ivo Robić, Croatian singer and songwriter (b. 1923)
Mar 16th - Thomas Ferebee, Hiroshima bombardier (b. 1918)
Mar 18th - Eberhard Bethge, German theologian (b. 1909)
Mar 20th - Gene Eugene, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1961)
Mar 25th - Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
Mar 26th - Alex Comfort, American author (b. 1920)
Mar 27th - Ian Dury, English musician (b. 1942)
Mar 28th - Anthony Powell, British novelist (b. 1905)
Apr 1st - Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist (b. 1924)
Apr 2nd - Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (b. 1928)
Apr 3rd - Terence McKenna, American writer and philosopher (b. 1946)
Apr 5th - Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)
Apr 6th - Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician (b. 1903)
Actress Claire TrevorActress Claire Trevor (Apr 8th) Apr 8th - Claire Trevor, American actress (b. 1910)
Apr 10th - Peter Jones, English actor (b. 1920)
Apr 10th - Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
Apr 10th - Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (b. 1928)
Apr 11th - Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
Apr 13th - Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (b. 1916)
Apr 14th - Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (b. 1910)
Apr 14th - Phil Katz, American computer programmer (b. 1962)
Apr 14th - Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
Apr 15th - Edward Gorey, American illustrator (b. 1925)
Apr 19th - Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor and composer (b. 1918)
Apr 21st - Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (b. 1929)
Apr 25th - David Merrick, American theatrical producer (b. 1911)
Apr 25th - Lucien le Cam, French mathematician (b. 1924)
Apr 27th - Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (b. 1954)
Apr 28th - Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (b. 1916)
Apr 28th - Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (b. 1925)
May 1st - Steve Reeves, American actor (b. 1926)
May 3rd - John Joseph Cardinal O'Connor, Catholic Archbishop of New York (b. 1920)
May 5th - Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (b. 1914)
May 6th - Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer
May 7th - Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American actor (b. 1909)
May 8th - Guadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (b. 1918)
May 8th - Alexander Chislenko, Russian-American transhumanist (b. 1959)
May 8th - Henry Nicols, AIDS activist (b. 1973)
May 10th - Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
May 10th - Jules Deschênes, Quebec superior court judge (b. 1923)
May 11th - Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (b. 1907)
May 12th - Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)
May 13th - Paul Bartel, American actor (b. 1938)
May 14th - Obuchi Keizo, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1937)
May 16th - Bodacious the Bull Famous rodeo bull (b. 1988)
May 17th - Donald Coggan, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1909)
May 18th - Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician and arranger (b. 1946)
May 18th - Maulana Yousuf Ludhianvi, Muslim scholar
May 19th - Yevgeny Khrunov, cosmonaut (b. 1933)
May 20th - Jean Pierre Rampal, French flutist (b. 1922)
May 20th - Malik Sealy, American basketball player (b. 1970)
May 21st - Barbara Cartland, English author (b. 1901)
May 21st - Sir John Gielgud, British actor (b. 1904)
May 21st - Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (b. 1956)
May 24th - Kurt Schork, American reporter (b. 1947)
May 25th - Nicholas Clay, British actor (b. 1946)
May 27th - Crawford Murray MacLehose of Beoch, British statesman (b. 1917)
Ice Hockey Player Maurice RichardIce Hockey Player Maurice Richard (May 27th) May 27th - Maurice Richard, Canadian hockey player (b. 1921)
May 27th - Kazimierz Leski, Polish engineer, fighter pilot, intelligence and counter-intelligence officer (b. 1912)
May 30th - Tex Beneke, American bandleader and musician (b. 1914)
May 30th - Doris Hare, Welsh actress (b. 1905)
May 31st - Tito Puente, American musician (b. 1923)
May 31st - Johnnie Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)
Jun 2nd - Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist (b. 1927)
Jun 2nd - Gerald Whitrow, British mathematician (b. 1912)
Jun 5th - Don Liddle, baseball player (b. 1925)
Jun 6th - Frédéric Dard, French writer (b. 1921)
Jun 8th - Jeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist (b. 1948)
Jun 9th - Jacob Lawrence, American painter (b. 1917)
Jun 10th - Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria (b. 1930)
Jun 10th - Brian Statham, English cricketer (b. 1930)
Jun 12th - P.L.Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
Jun 14th - Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (b. 1911)
Jun 14th - Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
Jun 15th - Jules Roy, French writer (b. 1907)
Jun 16th - Empress Kōjun of Japan (b. 1903)
Jun 17th - Ismail Mahomed, South African and Namibian Chief Justice (d. 1931)
Jun 18th - Nancy Marchand, American actress (b. 1928)
Jun 21st - Alan Hovhaness, American composer (b. 1911)
Jun 24th - Vera Atkins, Romanian-born British intelligence officer (b. 1908)

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