Famous Deaths for Year 2003

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 508

Jan 1st - Joe Foss, American fighter ace (Medal of Honor-1943) and politician (b. 1915)
Jan 1st - F. William Free, American advertising executive (b. 1928)
Jan 1st - Cyril Shaps, English actor (b. 1923)
Jan 2nd - Eric Jupp, British-Australian pianist, composer, arranger (b. 1922)
Jan 3rd - Sid Gillman, American football coach, dies at 91
Jan 4th - Sabine Ulibarri, Mexican American writer (b. 1919)
Jan 4th - Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese-born violinist (b. 1923)
Jan 4th - Conrad Hall, American cinematographer (b. 1927)
Jan 5th - Massimo Girotti, Italian film actor (b. 1918)
Jan 5th - Roy Jenkins, British politician (b. 1920)
Jan 5th - Doreen Carwithen, British composer, widow of William Alwyn (b. 1922)
Jan 5th - Jean Kerr, American author (b. 1923)
Jan 8th - Ron Goodwin, British composer and conductor (b. 1925)
Jan 9th - Will McDonough, American sports journalist (b. 1935)
Jan 11th - Richard Simmons, American actor (b. 1913)
Jan 11th - Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (b. 1925)
Jan 11th - Mickey Finn, English drummer (T. Rex) (b. 1947)
Jan 12th - Dean Amadon, American ornithologist (b. 1912)
Jan 12th - Kinji Fukasaku, Japanese director (b. 1930)
Jan 12th - Leopoldo Galtieri, dictator of Argentina (b. 1926)
Jan 12th - Maurice Gibb, guitarist of the Bee Gees, dies of cardiac arrest at 53
Jan 12th - Allan Nunn May, English physicist and Soviet spy (b. 1911)
Jan 13th - Norman Panama, American screenwriter and director (b. 1914)
Jan 14th - Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter (b. 1902)
Jan 15th - Doris Fisher, American singer and songwriter (b. 1915)
Jan 16th - Richard Wainwright, English politician (b. 1918)
Jan 17th - Richard Crenna, American actor (b. 1926)
Jan 17th - Balint Vazsonyi, Hingarian pianist (b. 1936)
Jan 18th - Edward "The Sheik" Farhat, American professional wrestler (b. 1926)
Jan 19th - Françoise Giroud, French writer and journalist (b. 1916)
Jan 20th - Al Hirschfeld, American caricaturist (b. 1903)
Jan 20th - Nedra Volz, American actress (b. 1908)
Jan 20th - Bill Werbeniuk, Canadian snooker player (b. 1947)
Jan 21st - Paul Haines, American-born Canadian poet (b. 1933)
Jan 22nd - Bill Mauldin, American World War II cartoonist (b. 1921)
Jan 23rd - Nell Carter, American singer and actress (b. 1948)
Jan 24th - Gianni Agnelli, Italian auto executive (b. 1921)
Jan 25th - Samuel Weems, Arkansas judge (b. 1936)
Jan 26th - Valeriy Brumel, Soviet Olympic athlete (b. 1942)
Jan 26th - Hugh Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton, English historian (b. 1917)
Jan 26th - George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, British politician (b. 1931)
Jan 27th - Henryk Jabłoński, President of Poland (b. 1909)
Jan 27th - Louis Archambault, Quebec sculptor (b. 1915)
Jan 29th - Frank Moss, American politician (b. 1911)
Feb 1st - Michael P. Anderson - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1959)
Feb 1st - David Brown - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1956)
Feb 1st - Kalpana Chawla - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1961)
Feb 1st - Laurel Clark - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1961)
Feb 1st - Rick D. Husband - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1957)
Feb 1st - Willie McCool - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1961)
Feb 1st - Ilan Ramon - crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) (b. 1954)
Feb 1st - Mongo Santamaria, Cuban percussionist and band leader (b. 1922)
Feb 2nd - Lou Harrison, American composer (b. 1917)
Feb 3rd - Lana Clarkson, American actress (b. 1962)
Feb 4th - Charlie Biddle, Canadian jazz bassist (b. 1926)
Feb 4th - Benyoucef Ben Khedda, Algerian politician (b. 1920)
Feb 4th - André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
Feb 5th - Helge Boes, American Central Intelligence Agency officer
Feb 7th - Augusto Monterroso, Guatemalan author (b. 1921)
Feb 7th - John Reading, Mayor of Oakland, California (b. 1917)
Feb 10th - Edgar de Evia, American photographer (b. 1910)
Feb 10th - Curt Hennig, American professional wrestler (b. 1959)
Feb 10th - Clark MacGregor, United States Congressman from Minnesota (b. 1922)
Feb 10th - Al Ruffo, Mayor of San Jose, California (b. 1908)
Feb 10th - Ron Ziegler, press secretary to Richard Nixon (b. 1939)
Feb 12th - Vali Myers, Australian painter (b. 1930)
Feb 13th - Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer (b. 1926)
Feb 13th - Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (b. 1932)
Feb 13th - Walt Rostow, U.S. government official (b. 1916)
Sheep Dolly the SheepSheep Dolly the Sheep (Feb 14th) Feb 14th - Dolly the Sheep, first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell dies young form a progressive lung disease aged 6
Feb 14th - Johnny Longden, English jockey (b. 1907)
Feb 16th - Eleanor "Sis" Daley, wife of Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley (b. 1907)
Feb 18th - Isser Harel, Israeli Mossad leader (b. 1912)
Feb 19th - Johnny PayCheck, American country singer/songwriter (b. 1938)
Feb 20th - Maurice Blanchot, French author (b. 1907)
Feb 20th - Orville Freeman, American politician (b. 1918)
Feb 20th - Mushaf Ali Mir, Pakistani Chief of the Air Staff (b. 1947)
Feb 20th - Harry Jacunski, American football player
Feb 20th - Ty Longley, American guitarist (Great White) (b. 1971)
Feb 21st - Eddie Thomson, Scottish football player and coach (b. 1947)
Feb 22nd - Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (b. 1913)
Feb 23rd - Robert K. Merton, American sociologist (b. 1910)
Feb 23rd - Howie Epstein, American bass guitarist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) (b. 1955)
Feb 24th - John Edward Christopher Hill, English historian (b. 1912)
Feb 24th - Bernard Loiseau, French chef (b. 1951)
Feb 25th - Tom O'Higgins, Irish Chief Justice (b. 1916)
Feb 25th - Alberto Sordi, Italian actor (b. 1920)
Feb 26th - Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver (b. 1928)
Feb 27th - John Lanchbery, English composer (b. 1923)
TV Host Fred RogersTV Host Fred Rogers (Feb 27th) Feb 27th - Fred Rogers, host of TV's "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" dies at age 74
Feb 28th - Chris Brasher, English athlete (b. 1928)
Feb 28th - Fidel Sánchez Hernández, President of El Salvador (b. 1917)
Feb 28th - Roger Michael Needham, British cryptographer (b. 1935)
Feb 28th - Rudolf Kingslake, Lens designer, and Engineer (b. 1903)
Mar 2nd - Hank Ballard, American musician (b. 1927)
Mar 2nd - Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer (b. 1931)
Mar 3rd - Horst Buchholz, German actor (b. 1933)
Mar 3rd - Luis Marden, American photojournalist (b. 1913)
Mar 3rd - Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (b. 1904)
Mar 3rd - Peter Smithson, English architect (b. 1923)
Mar 4th - Jaba Ioseliani, Georgian bank robber (b. 1926)
Mar 4th - Sébastien Japrisot, French author, screenwriter and film director (b. 1931)
Mar 6th - John Sanford, American author (b. 1904)
Mar 8th - Adam Faith, English singer and actor (b. 1940)
Mar 8th - Karen Morley, American actress (b. 1909)
Mar 9th - Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker (b. 1933)
Mar 9th - Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (b. 1946)
Mar 10th - Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer (b. 1950)
Mar 11th - Brian Cleeve, Irish author (b. 1921)
Mar 11th - Ivar Hansen, speaker of the Danish Folketing (b. 1938)
Mar 12th - Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia (b. 1952)
Mar 12th - Howard Fast, American author (b. 1914)
Mar 12th - Andrei Kivilev, Kazakh cyclist (b. 1973)
Mar 12th - Lynne Thigpen, American actress (b. 1948)
Mar 14th - Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (b. 1945)
Mar 14th - Jean-Luc Lagardère, French publisher (b. 1928)
Mar 15th - Dame Thora Hird, British actress (b. 1911)
Mar 15th - Paul Stojanovich, Reality TV pioneer (b. 1956)
Mar 16th - Rachel Corrie, American political activist (b. 1979)
Mar 16th - Ronald Ferguson, father of Sarah, Duchess of York (b. 1931)
Mar 17th - Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (b. 1902)
Mar 18th - Karl Kling, German race car driver (b. 1910)
Mar 18th - Adam Osborne, British computer pioneer (b. 1939)
Mar 19th - Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator (b. 1926)
Mar 19th - Émile Genest, Canadian actor (b. 1921)
Mar 20th - Sailor Art Thomas, American professional wrestler (b. 1924)
Mar 21st - Umar Wirahadikusumah, Fourth Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1924)
Mar 22nd - Terry Lloyd, English reporter (b. 1952)
Mar 23rd - Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-born journalist (b. 1926)
Mar 24th - Hans Hermann Groër, Austrian Catholic archbishop (b. 1919)
Mar 26th - Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator (b. 1927)
Mar 27th - Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (b. 1927)
Mar 27th - Ricardo Munguia, Salvadoran aid worker
Mar 27th - Paul Zindel, American writer (b. 1936)
Mar 28th - Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (b. 1923)
Mar 29th - Carlo Urbani, Italian physician (SARS) (b. 1956)
Mar 30th - Michael Jeter, American actor (b. 1952)
Mar 30th - Valentin Pavlov, Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (b. 1937)
Mar 31st - H.S.M. Coxeter, English-born geometer (b. 1907)
Mar 31st - Tommy Seebach, Danish singer (b. 1949)
Mar 31st - Anne Gwynne, American film actress (b. 1918)
Apr 1st - Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer (b. 1956)
Apr 2nd - Edwin Starr, American singer (b. 1942)
Apr 3rd - Michael Kelly, American journalist (b. 1957)
Apr 4th - Anthony Caruso, American actor (b. 1916)
Apr 4th - Resortes, Mexican comedian (b. 1916)
Apr 6th - David Bloom, American reporter (b. 1963)
Apr 6th - Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer (b. 1927)
Apr 6th - Gerald Emmett Cardinal Carter, Canadian religious figure (b. 1912)
Apr 7th - Cecile de Brunhoff, French storyteller (b. 1903)

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