January 1 - Pervez Musharraf gets the vote of confidence from Parliament and provincial
assemblies to continue as President of Pakistan.
January 3 - Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt,
killing all 148 aboard.
January 4 - Mikhail Saakashvili wins the presidential elections in Georgia.
January 4 - NASA's MER-A (Spirit) lands on Mars.
January 8 - Queen Elizabeth II ceremononially names the RMS Queen Mary 2 cruise liner,
currently the largest ocean liner in the world.
January 13 - An Uzbekistan Airways plane crashes in Uzbekistan's capital of Tashkent,
January 22 - The European Union bans the import of poultry from Thailand, as bird flu
spreads throughout Southeast Asia.
January 24 - NASA's MER-B (Opportunity) lands on Mars.
January 27 - The British government narrowly wins a House of Commons vote on the
proposed introduction of tutition top-up fees in British universities.
January 28 - The findings of the Hutton Inquiry are published in London. The British
Government is found not to have falsified information in the "sexed up dossier". The
report criticises the BBC's role in the death of David Kelly, a weapons expert on Iraq.
At a hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States,
it is revealed that the September 11, 2001, terrorists used Mace (a brand of tear gas) or
pepper spray in overpowering the flight crew of American Airlines Flight 11.
February 1 - A hajj stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills 251 pilgrims.
February 3 - The CIA admits that there was no imminent threat from weapons of mass
destruction before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
February 6 - A suicide bomber kills 41 people on a metro car in Moscow.
February 10 - At least 50 people killed in a car bomb attack on a police recruitment
centre south of Baghdad.
The French National Assembly votes to pass a law banning religious items and
clothing from schools.
February 12 - Same sex marriage in the United States: The City and County of San Francisco
begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples as an act of civil disobedience.
February 13 - Scientists in South Korea announce the cloning of 30 human embryos.
February 14 - Riots break out between police and Aboriginal residents of Sydney suburb Redfern
February 18 - A train carrying a convoy of petrol, fertiliser, and sulfur derails and
explodes in Iran, killing 320 people.
February 20 - Conservatives win a majority in the Iranian parliament election.
February 24 - 6.5 Richter scale earthquake in Northern Morocco hits in the Rif mountains
near the city of Al Hoceima - over 400 dead. Ait Kamara is destroyed. 517 dead.
February 26 - The United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya, ending travel
restrictions to the nation that had lasted for 23 years.
February 29 - 2004 Haiti rebellion: Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigns as president of Haiti.
The chief justice of the Haitian Supreme Court, Boniface Alexandre, is sworn
in as interim president.
March 2 - John Kerry effectively clinches the U.S. Democratic Party presidential
nomination, 2004 by winning nine out of 10 "Super Tuesday" primaries and caucuses.
NASA announces that the Mars rover MER-B (Opportunity), has confirmed that the
area of Mars they landed in was once drenched in water.
March 10 - Five British men released from detention at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay
land at RAF Brize Norton. Four are immediately arrested for questioning.
March 11 - Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid kill 190 people.
March 12 - Following the terrorist attacks in Madrid on March 11, millions of
protesters take to the streets of Spanish cities against terrorism.
March 14 - Two suicide bombers kill eleven Israeli civilians in Ashdod, Israel.
The Spanish parliamentary elections of 2004 take place. The incumbent government
led by José María Aznar is defeated by the Socialist José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.
Presidential elections in Russia are held. Vladimir Putin easily wins a second term.
March 15 - A trio of astronomers announce they have discovered a large trans-Neptunian
object, the largest object found in the solar system since Pluto was discovered in 1930.
Initially designated 2003 VB12, it was named 90377 Sedna in late September.
The new Spanish government announces that it will withdraw Spain's 1,300 troops in Iraq.
March 17 - Organized violence breaks out over two days in Kosovo. Nineteen
people are killed, 139 Serbian homes are burned, schools and businesses are
vandalized, and over 30 orthodox monasteries and churches are burned and destroyed.
March 19 - The UN launches a corruption investigation due to the scandal over its
Iraqi Oil for Food program.
March 20 - President Chen Shui-bian wins the Taiwanese presidential election
by 0.2% of the vote. The day before, he and Vice President Annette Lu were 'shot'.
Lien Chan refuses to concede and demands a recount. A controversial 'peace
referendum' opposed by the People's Republic of China is invalidated.
March 21 - The 2004 Malaysian general election takes place. The incumbent Barisan
Nasional party wins 198 out of 219 seats in the Malaysian Parliament.
Tony Saca is elected President of El Salvador (inauguration June 1).
March 22 - Palestinians protest in the streets after an Israeli helicopter gunship fires
a missile at the entourage of Ahmed Yassin in Gaza City, killing Yassin and 7 others.
March 25 - British Prime Minister Tony Blair visits Libyan leader Colonel Muammar
al-Qaddafi, in return for the dismantling of Libya's WMD programme in
December 2003 - the first time a major western leader has visted the nation in several decades.
March 28 - In France, the government of Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin suffers a
stunning and unprecedented defeat in regional elections.
March 29 - The Republic of Ireland bans smoking in restaurants, pubs and bars.
Largest expansion of NATO to date, allowing Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania,
Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia into the organization.
March 31 - Four American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA,
are killed and their bodies mutilated after being ambushed in Fallujah, Iraq.
April 3 - A bomb explosion in a Madrid flat kills a Spanish policeman and five
terrorists suspected of responsibility for the Madrid train bombings on March 11.
April 4 - Serious fighting breaks out in Najaf, Sadr City, and Basra in Iraq as Shia
insurgents supporting Muqtada al-Sadr rise against coalition forces.
April 5 - Queen Elizabeth II begins a state visit to France to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of the Entente Cordiale.
April 8 - Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the
Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
Three Japanese citizens are taken hostage in Iraq.
April 16 - India defeats Pakistan in their first cricket tour in 14 years.
April 17 - Israeli helicopters fire missiles at a convoy of vehicles in the Gaza Strip,
killing the Gaza leader of Hamas, Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi.
April 21 - Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed an Israeli nuclear weapons programme
in the 1980s, is released from prison in Israel after an 18 year term for treason.
April 22 - Two trains carrying explosives and fuel collide in the North Korean town of
Ryongchon, killing 161 people, injuring 1,300 and destroying thousands of homes.
The last coal mine in France closes, ending nearly 300 years of coal mining.
April 25 - Referenda on a United Nations plan, which proposes to re-unite the island
of Cyprus, take place in both the Greek and Turkish parts. Although the Turks vote
in favour, the Greeks reject the proposal.
April 28 - Abuse of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq is revealed on the
television show 60 Minutes II.
May 1 - the largest expansion to date of the European Union takes place, extending
the Union by 10 member-states: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, the Czech Republic,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Malta and Cyprus.
May 6 - The final episode of Friends airs on NBC, drawing an estimated 52 million
viewers in North America.
May 9 - Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed by landmine placed under a
VIP stage during a World War II memorial parade in Grozny.
May 11 - An explosion destroys a plastics factory in Glasgow, UK, killing nine people
and injuring over a hundred.
May 12 - An American civilian contractor in Iraq, Nick Berg, is shown being
decapitated by a group allegedly linked to al-Qaida on a web-distributed video.
May 13 - In India, the Congress Party wins a surprise victory in the elections to the Lok Sabha.
May 14 - Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, marries Australian Mary Donaldson in Copenhagen.
May 17 - Ezzedine Salim, holder of the rotating leadership of the Iraqi Governing
Council, is killed in a bomb blast in Baghdad.
Massachusetts legalizes same-sex marriage in compliance with a ruling from the
state's Supreme Judicial Court (Goodridge et al. v. Department of Public Health).
May 18 - The IOC announces the short list of candidates for the 2012 Summer
Olympics: London, Madrid, Moscow, New York, Paris. Unsuccessful cities are
Havana, Istanbul, Leipzig and Rio de Janeiro.
May 19 - Tony Blair is hit with a purple flour bomb in the chamber of the House of
Commons during a session of Prime Minister's Questions.
Jeremy Sivits pleads guilty in a court-martial in connection with alleged abuse of
Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad.
May 23 - A section of the ceiling in Terminal 2E at Paris's Charles de Gaulle
International Airport collapses, claiming at least six lives.
Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi visits North Korea to secure the release
of the families of the nine abducted Japanese citizens returned earlier.
May 26 - Terry Nichols is convicted by an Oklahoma state court on murder
charges stemming from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
May 29 - Dedication of the National World War II Memorial takes place in Washington, DC.
May 30 - Thousands of people in Hong Kong take to the streets to commemorate the
15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
June 6 - The 60th anniversary of D-Day is remembered in Normandy.
June 8 - The first transit of Venus since 1882 occurs; the next one will occur in 2012.
The G8 Summit takes place over the next 2 days on Sea Island, in Georgia, USA.
The pickled heart of Louis XVII of France is buried in the royal crypt at Saint-Denis.
June 11 - Terry Nichols is spared the death penalty by an Oklahoma state court on
murder charges stemming from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, exactly three
years after "the United States of America carried out the severest sentence for
the gravest of crimes," in which "the court order to execute Timothy James
McVeigh," his co-defendant, for his role in the bombing "by lethal injection."
June 11 - After the first presidential state funeral since 1973, President Ronald Wilson
Reagan is laid to rest at Simi Valley, California, at the site of the Reagan Presidential Library.
June 16 - The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
(or "9/11 Commission") issues an initial report of its findings.
June 21 - SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately-funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.
June 28 - The U.S.-led coalition occupying Iraq transfers sovereignty to an interim
2004 Canadian election: The Liberal Party, led by Paul Martin, is reduced to a
minority government, after holding a majority since November 1993.
June 30 - The preliminary hearings begin in Iraq in the trial of former president Saddam
Hussein for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
July 1 - The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft arrives at Saturn.
July 4 - Groundbreaking of Freedom Tower at Ground Zero in New York City.
The EURO 2004 final between Portugal and Greece takes place in Lisbon, Portugal.
Greece wins the match 1:0.
July 15 - 18 - The Open Championship in golf takes place in Troon, Scotland.
July 25 - Over 100,000 opponents to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Disengagement Plan
participate in a human chain from Gush Katif, to the Western Wall, Jerusalem (90 kilometers).
Lance Armstrong wins an unprecedented 6th consecutive Tour de France cycling title.
August 1 - Supermarket fire in Asunción, Paraguay, kills about 400 people and leaves
over 100 missing.
August 3 - Statue of Liberty reopens after security improvements.
August 6 - A United Nations report that blames the government of Sudan for
crimes against humanity in Darfur is released.
August 12 - Singapore's prime minister Goh Chok Tong hands over his position
to Lee Hsien Loong.
August 13 - The 2004 Summer Olympics begin in Athens They end on August 29.
Hurricane Charley kills 27 people in Florida after killing four in Cuba and one in
Jamaica. Charley made landfall near Cayo Costa, FL as a Category 4 hurricane.
Charley was the most intense hurricane to strike the United States since Hurricane
Andrew in 1992.
August 21 - A series of blasts rocks a rally of an opposition party in Dhaka,
Bangladesh, killing at least 13 people.
August 22 - Armed robbers steal Edvard Munch's The Scream, Madonna and
other paintings from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway.
August 24 - Two airliners in Russia, carrying a total of 89 passengers, crash
within minutes of each other after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport,
leaving no survivors. Authorities suspect suicide attacks by rebels from Chechnya to
be the cause of the crashes.
August 29 - Around 200,000 protesters demonstrate in New York City against President
George W. Bush and his government, ahead of the 2004 Republican National Convention.
August 31 - Two suicide attacks on buses in Beer Sheva, Israel, kill at least 16 people
and injure at least 60. Hamas claims responsibility for the attacks.
A woman commits a suicide attack near a subway station in northern Moscow, Russia,
killing at least 10 people and injuring at least 50. Authorities hold Chechen rebels responsible.
September 1 - Chechen rebels take between 1,000 and 1,500 people hostage, mostly
children, in a school in Beslan, Northern Ossetia. The hostage-takers demand the
release of Chechen rebels imprisoned in neighbouring Ingushetia and the
independence of Chechnya from Russia.
September 3 - Russian forces end the siege at a school in Beslan, Northern Ossetia.
At least 335 people (among which at least 32 of the approximately 40 hostage-takers)
have been killed and at least 700 people have been injured.
Hurricane Frances makes landfall in Florida. After killing two people in the Bahamas,
Hurricane Frances killed ten people in Florida, two in Georgia and one in South Carolina.
September 7 - The Scottish Parliament meets in the new Scottish Parliament Building
for the first time.
Hurricane Ivan passes through the Caribbean islands over the next two days,
killing 5 people in Venezuela, 4 in the Dominican Republic, 1 in Tobago and at
least 37 people in Grenada.
September 8 - In the "Rathergate" affair, the first Internet posts appear pointing out
that documents claimed by CBS News to be typewritten memos from the early 1970's
appear instead to have been produced using modern word processing systems.
September 9 - A bomb blast outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia,
kills eleven people and injures up to 100 people.
September 15 - Security at the Palace of Westminster is compromised when the
House of Commons is stormed by a small group of protestors during a debate
about fox hunting.
September 16 - Hurricane Ivan wreaks havoc in the United States, after having
crossed the Caribbean in the days before.
September 17 - 2004 Summer Paralympics commences in Athens, Greece.
Mexico and Japan finish the two year long negotiations and sign a Free Trade
Agreement in Mexico City.
September 23 - Mount St. Helens became active again.
September 25 - Hurricane Jeanne makes landfall near Hutchinson Island, FL. In all,
Jeanne killed over 3,000, most in Haiti.
September 29 - First Ansari X-Prize flight of SpaceShipOne.
October 4 - Two car bombs kill at least 16 people and injure dozens more in Baghdad.
October 5 - A fire breaks out on the Canadian submarine HMCS Chicoutimi leaving
it stranded without power in the North Atlantic ocean, off the north coast of Ireland.
One crewmember is killed.
October 8 - Kenneth Bigley, the British hostage held by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, an
Iraqi insurgent, is killed after a failed escape attempt.
Suicide bombers detonate two bombs at the Red Sea resort of Taba, Egypt,
killing 34 people, mainly Israeli tourists and Egyptian workers.
October 9 - Queen Elizabeth II opens the new Scottish Parliament Building in a
ceremony in Edinburgh.
Incumbent Prime Minister of Australia John Howard leads the Liberal-National
coalition to victory over the Labor Party led by Mark Latham in federal elections.
Direct elections for president held for the first time in Afghanistan. Interim president
Hamid Karzai is eventually declared the winner.
October 10 - Abdullahi Yusuf is chosen as the new transitional president of Somalia.
October 14 - Prince Norodom Sihamoni is chosen as the new king of Cambodia.
October 17 - A referendum in Belarus approves the lifting of constitutional term
limits for the presidency.
October 19 - General Khin Nyunt is replaced by Lieutenant-General Soe Win as
Prime Minister of Myanmar.
October 20 - Corporate Airlines Flight 5966 crashes in Missouri, killing 13 people,
and injuring 2.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono becomes the first directly-elected President of Indonesia.
October 21 - The Ministry of Defence approves the deployment of the Black Watch
regiment of the British Army to Baghdad, Iraq after a request for assistance by
the U.S. government.
October 24 - The bodies of 49 Iraqi soldiers discovered after being ambushed by insurgents.
Brazil successfully launches its first rocket into space.
October 26 - The Cassini probe passes within 1,200km of Titan.
October 27 - Details of the discovery of a new, recent, species of fossil hominid,
Homo floresiensis, from the island of Flores, Indonesia are published.
The Boston Red Sox sweep the St. Louis Cardinals to win the World Series
championship for the first time since 1918.
October 29 - A videotape of Osama Bin Laden speaking airs on Arabic TV, in which
he threatens terrorist attacks on the USA, and taunts the president, George W. Bush,
over the September 11 Terrorist attacks.
October 29 - European heads of state signed in Rome the Treaty and Final Act
establishing the first European Constitution.
October 31 - Leftist candidate Tabaré Vázquez is elected President of Uruguay.
November 2 - U.S. presidential election: Incumbent president George W. Bush defeats
Senator John Kerry. Republicans make gains in the House and Senate.
November 6 - Ufton Nervet rail crash in Berkshire, England, kills 7 people.
In Côte d'Ivoire, National Army bombings kill nine people, including French UN
soldiers. French UN forces retaliate by destroying the National Army's air force.
November 7 - U.S. forces launch a major assualt on the Iraqi town of Fallujah, in
an effort to rid the area of insurgents before the Iraqi elections in January.
November 9 - The Ireland High Court rules that Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise
Gilligan can sue the Revenue Commissioner to have their Vancouver, British Columbia
Same-sex marriage recognized for tax purposes.
November 12 - Jury finds Scott Peterson guilty of murder of his wife Laci and son, Connor
November 13 - After six days of intense battles, Iraqi town of Fallujah fully
occupied by U.S. forces.
November 14 - American Secretary of State, Colin Powell submits his resignation. He
will be replaced by Condoleezza Rice upon her confirmation by the United States Congress.
November 16 - The European Space Agency probe, Smart 1 passes from orbit of
the Earth into orbit of the Moon.
A train crash near Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia, injures 150 people.
The People's Republic of China to invest $20 billion dollars in Argentina, a deal
signed days before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum to be held in the
City of Santiago in Chile.
NASA's hypersonic jet ScramJet breaks a record by reaching a velocity of about
7,000 mph in an unmanned experimental flight. It obtained a speed of Mach 9.6,
almost 10 times the speed of sound.
November 21 - Final round of presidential election in Ukraine. Official winner: Viktor
Yanukovych. International election observers express severe criticism, and large
crowds gather in a protest rally in Kiev. 12 days later, the Supreme Court annuls
the result, and a new poll is scheduled.
November 21 - The Nintendo DS is released in North America.
November 26 - A group of Iraqi political leaders, primarily from Sunni and Kurdish
parties, advocate a six-month delay in popular elections scheduled for January 2005.
November 28 - Explosion in coal mine in China. Death toll expected to be above 150.
Ricardo Lagos, President of Chile promises economic compensation to 28000 victims
of torture during Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship.
December 3 - The Colombian government extradites Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela,
one of the most powerful drug dealers of the world, arrested in 1995 and 2003, to
the United States.
December 6 - Terrorists attack the U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing several people.
December 11 - Tests show that Ukrainian opposition presidential candidate Viktor
Yushchenko was poisoned with a large dose of dioxin.
December 13 - Software giants Oracle Corporation and PeopleSoft to merge in
a $10.3 billion deal, creating the second largest maker of business applications software.
December 14 - The world's tallest bridge, the Millau bridge over the River Tarn in the
Massif Central mountains, France is opened by President Jacques Chirac.
December 15 - British Home Secretary David Blunkett resigns following allegations
he abused his position by speeding the visa application of his lover's nanny.
Albanian terrorists take a bus and its passengers hostage in Athens, Greece and
demand 1 million euros in ransom money.
December 16 - The House of Lords rules that the British Government breaches human
rights legislation by detaining without trial foreign nationals suspected of being terrorists.
IT security company Symantec Corp signs a definitive agreement to merge with
Veritas Software Corp valued at $13.5 billion in an all-stock transaction.
December 21 - Iraqi insurgents attack a US military base in the city of Mosul and kill 22 people.
December 22 - Armed robbers in Northern Ireland, steal over £22 million from the
headquarters of the Northern Bank.
December 26 - The strongest earthquake in 40 years originates from the Indian
Ocean off the west coast of Sumatra island in Indonesia, measuring 9.0 on the Richter
Scale and creating tsunami tidal waves that sweep across much of the coastlines of
Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
At least 220,000 people from South Asia to as far as Somalia in Africa are
reported to be dead.
The re-run of the second round of the Ukrainian presidential election takes place.
Opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko is declared the victor.
December 27 - A gas explosion in the French town of Mulhouse kills 15 people.
December 28 - The Ukrainian transport minister, Heorhiy Kyrpa is found shot dead,
in a suspected suicide.
December 30 - A fire in a Buenos Aires night club República Cromagnon kills 183 people.
December 31 - Simón Trinidad, high-profiled FARC leader, was extradited to the
United States, following the second extradition of a high drug dealer in a month
and in 2004.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich resigns.
The official opening of Taipei 101, the current tallest skyscraper in the world,
standing at a height of 508 metres or 1,676 feet.Births
January 21 - H.R.H. Princess Ingrid Alexandra
March 5 - Jeroen Wijnveld
July 2 - Lynn van den Houten
November 9 - Summer Magdalena Wildbill
November 11 - Lisa-Marie Werner
January 5 - Tug McGraw
, major league pitcher.
January 13 - Harold Shipman
, the United Kingdom's most prolific serial killer (by suicide).
January 23 - Bob Keeshan
, famous as Captain Kangaroo.
January 25 - Fanny Blankers-Koen
, 4-time Olympic champion athletics.
January 28 - Elroy Hirsch
, football player.
January 28 - George Duffy
, American television pioneer.
January 29 - Joe Viterelli
, American actor.
February 13 - Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev
, president of Chechnya.
February 14 - Marco Pantani
, Italian cyclist.
February 17 - José López Portillo
, former president of Mexico.
February 26 - Boris Trajkovski
, president of Macedonia.
March 15 - John Pople
, Nobel Prize winning chemist.
March 18 - Harrison McCain
, Canadian billionaire.
March 20 - Princess Juliana
of the Netherlands, former Queen of the Netherlands.
March 21 - Ahmed Yassin
, Hamas founder.
March 28 - Sir Peter Ustinov
April 21 - Karl Hass
, convicted Nazi war criminal.
April 22 - Pat Tillman
, former noted NFL Safety with the Arizona Cardinals. (b. 1976).
April 24 - Estée Lauder
, cosmetics pioneer (b. 1906).
May 9 - Akhmad Kadyrov
, Chechen president.
May 17 - Tony Randall
May 22 - Richard Biggs
May 28 - Umberto Agnelli
, chairman of Fiat (b. 1934).
June 3 - Frances Shand Kydd
, the mother of Diana, Princess of Wales.
June 5 - Ronald Reagan
, 40th President of the United States (b. 1911).
June 7 - Quorthon
, musician (b. 1966).
June 8 - Mack Jones
, Major League Baseball player (b. 1938).
June 10 - Ray Charles
, musician (b. 1930).
June 10 - Xenophon Zolotas
, former Prime Minister of Greece (b.1904).
June 20 - Jim Bacon
, former Premier of Tasmania (b. 1950).
July 1 - Marlon Brando
, American actor (b. 1924).
July 6 - Thomas Klestil
, President of Austria (b. 1932).
July 11 - Johannes van den Houten
July 18 - Leendert Dingeman van den Houten
July 21 - Jerry Goldsmith
July 28 - Francis Crick
, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA (b. 1916).
July 28 - Sam Edwards
, American actor (b. 1915).
August 1 - Philip Hauge Abelson
, physicist, co-discoverer of Neptunium (b. 1913).
August 3 - Henri Cartier-Bresson
, French photographer (b. 1908).
August 6 - Rick James
, singer ("Super Freak") (b. 1948).
August 8 - Fay Wray
, actress ("King Kong") (b. 1907).
August 13 - Julia Child
, cook, author, television personality, (b. 1912).
August 14 - Czeslaw Milosz
, Polish poet, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980 (b. 1911).
August 15 - Amarsinh Chaudhary
, Indian politician, Chief Minister of Gujarat.
August 17 - Gérard Souzay
, French baritone (b. 1918).
August 22 - Ota Sik
, Czech economist and politician, architect of the Prague Spring.
August 30 - Antoinetta Harmina van den Houten
September 7 - Bob Boyd
, Major League Baseball player (b. 1925).
September 11 - Peter VII
, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 1949).
September 15 - Johnny Ramone
, bandmember of The Ramones (b. 1948).
September 20 - Brian Clough
, English footballer and manager (b. 1935).
October 5 - Rodney Dangerfield
, actor, comedian (b. 1921).
October 8 - Jacques Derrida
, philosopher, founder of deconstruction (b. 1930).
October 10 - Christopher Reeve
, American actor, portrayed "Superman" (b. 1952).
October 18 - Veerappan
, Indian forest bandit and sandalwood smuggler (b. 1945).
October 19 - Greg Shaw
, rock journalist.
October 25 - John Peel
, UK radio broadcaster (b. 1939).
October 29 - HRH Princess Alice
, Duchess of Gloucester, aunt of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
November 2 - Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan
, president of the United Arab Emirates (b. 1918).
November 2 - Theo van Gogh
, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1957).
November 3 - Sergei Zholtok
, professional ice hockey player (b. 1972).
November 9 - Iris Chang
, author (b. 1968).
November 9 - Emlyn Hughes
, English footballer (b. 1947).
November 11 - Yasser Arafat
, Palestinian Leader (President of Palestinian National
Authority 1996-2004) (b. 1929).
November 13 - Russell Jones
, rapper (known as ODB) (b. 1968).
November 17 - Alexander Ragulin
, ice hockey player (b. 1941).
November 22 - Gerrit van den Houten
November 24 - Arthur Hailey
, author (b. 1920).
November 29 - John Drew Barrymore
, actor (b. 1932).
November 29 - Harry Danning
, MLB All-Star catcher (b. 1911).
December 1 - HRH Prince Bernhard
of the Netherlands (b. 1911).
December 3 - Shiing-shen Chern
, mathematician (b. 1911).
December 8 - "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott
, musician, member of Pantera and
Damageplan (b. 1966).
December 13 - Andre Rodgers
, Major League Baseball player (b. 1934).
December 14 - Fernando Poe Jr.
, Philippine Presidential Candidate and 'Da King' of
Philippine Cinema (b. 1939).
December 14 - Rod Kanehl
, Major League Baseball player (b. 1934).
December 16 - Ted Abernathy
, Major League Baseball player (b. 1933).
December 19 - Renata Tebaldi
, Italian soprano (b. 1922).
December 19 - Herbert C. Brown
, Nobel Laureate/Chemist (b. 1912).
December 22 - Doug Ault
, Major League Baseball player (b. 1950).
December 23 - P. V. Narasimha Rao
, Prime Minister of the Republic of India 1991 - 1996.
December 24 - Johnny Oates
, Major League Baseball player and manager (b. 1946).
December 25 - Jane Muskie
, widow of former U.S. senator, vice presidential and
presidential candidate Edmund Muskie.
December 26 - Sir Angus Ogilvy
, husband of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent.
December 26 - Reggie White
, American football player (b. 1961).
December 28 - Jerry Orbach
, actor (Law & Order) (b. 1935).
December 28 - Susan Sontag
, writer, feminist, activist (b. 1933).
December 29 - Julius Axelrod
, biochemist, Nobel prize winner (b. 1912).To my Homepage