The Info List - 2001

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was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2001st year of the Common Era
Common Era
(CE) and Anno Domini
Anno Domini
(AD) designations, the 1st year of the 3rd millennium, the 1st year of the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2000s decade. 2001
was designated as:

International Year of Volunteers


1 Events

1.1 January 1.2 February 1.3 March 1.4 April 1.5 May 1.6 June 1.7 July 1.8 August 1.9 September 1.10 October 1.11 November 1.12 December

2 Births

2.1 January 2.2 February 2.3 March 2.4 April 2.5 May 2.6 June 2.7 July 2.8 August 2.9 September 2.10 October 2.11 November 2.12 December

3 Deaths

3.1 January 3.2 February 3.3 March 3.4 April 3.5 May 3.6 June 3.7 July 3.8 August 3.9 September 3.10 October 3.11 November 3.12 December

4 Nobel Prizes 5 References 6 External links

Events[edit] January[edit]

January 20: George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States

January 1 Kolkata
officially restores name from Calcutta, West Bengal, India.[1] January 10 – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Federal Trade Commission
approves the merger of America
Online and Time Warner
Time Warner
to form AOL
Time Warner. January 13 – A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hits all of El Salvador, killing at least 800 people and leaving thousands homeless. January 15 – is launched.[2] January 20

George W. Bush
George W. Bush
is sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States. Impeachment
proceedings against Philippine President Joseph Estrada, accused of playing Jueteng, end preeminently and trigger the second EDSA People Power Revolution (or People Power II). His Vice-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
succeeds him as the 14th President of the Republic.

January 23 – The Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident
Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident
occurs. January 26 – The 7.7 Mw Gujarat earthquake shakes Western India
Western India
with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), leaving 13,805–20,023 dead and about 166,800 injured.


February 9 – The submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Japanese fishing vessel Ehime-Maru
near Hawaii. February 12 – The NEAR Shoemaker
NEAR Shoemaker
spacecraft touches down in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid. February 13 – A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits El Salvador, killing at least 400. February 16 Iraq
disarmament crisis: British and U.S. forces carry out bombing raids, attempting to disable Iraq's air defense network. February 18 FBI
agent Robert Hanssen
Robert Hanssen
is arrested and charged with spying for Russia
for 25 years. February 19 – The 2001
United Kingdom foot-and-mouth outbreak begins. February 28 – The Great Heck rail crash
Great Heck rail crash
occurs, killing 10 and injuring 82 others.


March 2 – The Taliban
begins destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas. March 23

The deorbit of Russian space station Mir is carried out near Nadi, Fiji, with Mir falling into the Pacific Ocean. The World Wrestling Federation
World Wrestling Federation
(WWF/now WWE) purchases rival organization World Championship Wrestling
World Championship Wrestling
(WCW) for an estimated US$7 million.

March 24 – The first release of Mac OS X is released as the successor to Mac OS 9
Mac OS 9
and the Mac OS X Public Beta.


April 1

Island incident: A Chinese fighter jet bumps into a U.S. EP-3E surveillance aircraft, which is forced to make an emergency landing in Hainan, China. The U.S. crew is detained for 10 days and the F-8 Chinese pilot, Wang Wei, goes missing and is presumed dead. Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
President Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes. In the Netherlands, the Act on the Opening up of Marriage goes into effect. The Act allows same-sex couples to marry legally.

April 28 Soyuz TM-32 lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, carrying the first space tourist, American Dennis Tito.


May 6 – Space tourist Dennis Tito
Dennis Tito
returns to Earth
aboard Soyuz TM-31. ( Soyuz TM-32 is left docked at the International Space Station as a new lifeboat.) May 7 – In Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, an attempt is made to reconstruct the Ferhadija mosque. However, the ceremony results in mass riots by Serb nationalists, who beat and stone 300 elderly Bosnian Muslims. May 13 Silvio Berlusconi
Silvio Berlusconi
wins the general election and becomes Prime Minister of Italy
Prime Minister of Italy
for the second time. May 22 – A large trans-Neptunian object (28978 Ixion) is found during the Deep Ecliptic Survey. May 24

Sherpa Temba Tsheri, 16, becomes the youngest person to summit Mount Everest. The Versailles wedding hall disaster
Versailles wedding hall disaster
kills 23 and injures 380 others in Jerusalem, Israel.


June 1

Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal
Dipendra of Nepal
kills his father, the king, his mother and other members of the royal family with an assault rifle and then shoots himself in the Nepalese royal massacre. Dipendra dies June 4, as King of Nepal. His uncle Gyanendra accedes to the throne. A Hamas
suicide bomber kills 21, mostly teenagers, in the Dolphinarium disco in Tel Aviv, Israel.

June 5–9 – Tropical Storm Allison
Tropical Storm Allison
produces 36 inches (900 mm) of rain in Houston, killing 22, damaging the Texas Medical Center, and causing more than US$5 billion of damage overall. June 6 – U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords
Jim Jeffords
of Vermont leaves the Republican Party to caucus as an independent with Democrats, handing majority control of the Senate to the Democratic Party and Majority Leader Tom Daschle. June 7 George W. Bush
George W. Bush
signs the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, the first tax cut of a series now known as the Bush tax cuts. June 19 – A missile hits a soccer field in northern Iraq
(Tel Afr County), killing 23 and wounding 11. According to U.S. officials, it was an Iraqi missile that malfunctioned.[3] June 21 – The world's longest train is set up by BHP Iron Ore and is recorded going between Newman and Port Hedland in Western Australia (a distance of 275 km, or 170 miles) and the train consists of 682 loaded iron ore wagons and 8 GE AC6000CW
locomotives, giving a gross weight of almost 100,000 tonnes and moves 82,262 tonnes of ore; the train is 7.353 km (4.569 mi) long. June 23 – The 8.4 Mw southern Peru
earthquake shakes coastal Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A destructive tsunami followed, leaving at least 75 people dead, and 2,687 injured.


July 2 – The world's first self-contained artificial heart is implanted in Robert Tools in the United States. July 3 Vladivostok Air Flight 352
Vladivostok Air Flight 352
crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk Airport, Russia, killing 145. July 7 2001
riots: Race riots
Race riots
erupt in Bradford
in the north of England after National Front members reportedly stab an Asian man outside a pub. July 13 – The International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
awards Beijing
the right to host the 2008 Summer Olympics.[4] July 16

The People's Republic of China
and the Russian Federation sign the 2001
Sino-Russian Treaty of Friendship ("Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation"). The FBI
arrests Dmitry Sklyarov
Dmitry Sklyarov
at a convention in Las Vegas
Las Vegas
for violating a provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

July 20–22 – The 27th G8 summit
27th G8 summit
takes place in Genoa, Italy. Massive demonstrations are held against the meeting by members of the anti-globalization movement. One demonstrator, Carlo Giuliani, is killed by a policeman. Several others are badly injured during a police attack on a school used by the protesters as their headquarters. July 24

Bandaranaike Airport attack: Tamil Tigers
Tamil Tigers
attack Bandaranaike International Airport in Sri Lanka, causing an estimated $500 million of damage. Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, deposed as the last Tsar of Bulgaria
Tsar of Bulgaria
when a child, is sworn in as the democratically elected 48th Prime Minister of Bulgaria.


August 1 Alabama Supreme Court
Alabama Supreme Court
Chief Justice Roy Moore
Roy Moore
has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office. August 6 Erwadi
fire incident, 28 mentally ill persons tied to chain were burnt to death at a faith based institution at Erwadi, Tamil Nadu. August 9 – A Sbarro
restaurant in Jerusalem
is attacked by a Palestinian militant, who kills 15 civilians and wounds 130. August 10 – The 2001
Angola train attack, causing 252 deaths. August 21 NATO
decides to send a peace-keeping force to the Republic of Macedonia. August 24 Air Transat Flight 236
Air Transat Flight 236
runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon
from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores, all 306 people onboard survive. August 25 – American singer Aaliyah
and several members of her record company are killed as their overloaded aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff from Marsh Harbour Airport, Bahamas. August 31 September 1 – The 2001
Vancouver TV realignment occurs in British Columbia, Canada. August 31 – The World Conference against Racism 2001
begins in Durban, South Africa.


11 attacks

– The piece As Slow as Possible, composed by John Cage, begins. It will last 639 years, finishing in the year 2640.[5] September

In Belfast, Protestant loyalists begin a picket of Holy Cross, a Catholic primary school for girls. For the next 11 weeks, riot police escort the schoolchildren and their parents through hundreds of protesters, amid rioting and heightened violence. The United States, Canada and Israel
withdraw from the U.N. Conference on Racism because they feel that the issue of Zionism
is overemphasized.

4 – Tokyo DisneySea
Tokyo DisneySea
opens to the public as part of the Tokyo Disney Resort
Tokyo Disney Resort
in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan. September
6 – United States v. Microsoft
Corp.: The United States Justice Department announces that it no longer seeks to break up software maker Microsoft, and will instead seek a lesser antitrust penalty. September

A suicide bomber kills Ahmad Shah Massoud, military commander of the Afghan Northern Alliance. 68 people die of methanol poisoning in Pärnu County, Estonia. The Unix billennium
Unix billennium
is reached, marking the beginning of the use of 10-digit decimal Unix time
Unix time


Donald Rumsfeld
Donald Rumsfeld
gives a speech regarding $2.3 trillion in Pentagon spending that cannot be accounted for. He identifies the Pentagon bureaucracy as the biggest threat to America.[6] Antônio da Costa Santos, mayor of Campinas, Brazil is assassinated.

11 – 2,977 victims are killed in the September
11 attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, New York, The Pentagon
The Pentagon
in Arlington County, Virginia, and in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania after American Airlines Flight 11
American Airlines Flight 11
and United Airlines Flight 175
United Airlines Flight 175
are hijacked and crash into the World Trade Center's Twin Towers, American Airlines Flight 77 is hijacked and crashes into the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93
United Airlines Flight 93
is hijacked and crashes into grassland in Shanksville, due to the passengers fighting to regain control of the airplane. The World Trade Center towers collapse as a result of the crashes. September
12 – Ansett Australia
Ansett Australia
Airlines is placed into administration, the company's fleet is grounded 2 days later on September
14. September
13 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September
11 attacks. September
14 – Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September
11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital. September
17 – The New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
reopens for trading after the September
11 attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression. September
18 – The 2001
anthrax attacks commence as letters containing anthrax spores are mailed from Princeton, New Jersey, to ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, the New York Post, and the National Enquirer. Twenty-two in total are exposed; five of them die. September
20 – In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
declares a "War on Terror". September

In Toulouse, France, the AZote Fertilisant chemical factory explodes, killing 29 and seriously wounding over 2,500. Increased racial tensions in Peterborough, England
Peterborough, England
following the September 11 attacks
September 11 attacks
result in the murder of Ross Parker by a gang of ten Muslims in a racially motivated attack. Deep Space 1
Deep Space 1
flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly. America: A Tribute to Heroes is broadcast by over 35 network and cable channels, raising over $200 million for the victims of the September 11 attacks.

27 – Zug massacre: In Zug, Switzerland, Friedrich Leibacher shoots 18 citizens, killing 14 and then himself.


October 1 – Militants attack the state legislature building in Srinagar, Kashmir, killing 38. October 2 Swissair
seeks for bankruptcy protection and grounds its entire fleet, resulting in over 230 flights cancelled and stranding 18,000 people worldwide. October 4 Siberia Airlines Flight 1812
Siberia Airlines Flight 1812
crashes over the Black Sea en route from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Novosibirsk, Russia; 78 are killed. October 7 – War in Afghanistan: The United States invades Afghanistan, with participation from other nations, thus officially beginning the War on Terror. October 8

A twin engine Cessna
and Scandinavian Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy, killing 118 people. U.S. President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

October 9 – Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001
anthrax attacks. October 15 – NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles (180 km) of Jupiter's moon Io. October 17 – Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi
Rehavam Ze'evi
becomes the first Israeli minister to be assassinated in a terrorist attack. October 19 SIEV X
sinks en route to Christmas Island, killing 353 people. October 23

The Provisional Irish Republican Army
Provisional Irish Republican Army
of Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
commences disarmament after peace talks. The iPod is first introduced by Apple.

October 25
October 25
releases Windows XP. October 26 – U.S. President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
signs the Patriot Act into law.


Soldiers board a Chinook helicopter

November 2 – The Glocal Forum, leading international organization in the field of city-to-city cooperation, is established by Ambassador Uri Savir. November 4

Hurricane Michelle
Hurricane Michelle
hits Cuba, destroying crops and thousands of homes. The Police Service of Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is established, replacing the controversial Royal Ulster Constabulary.

November 7 – Sabena, the national airline of Belgium, goes bankrupt. November 10

Australian federal election, 2001: John Howard's Liberal/National Coalition Government is re-elected with a slightly increased majority, defeating the Labor Party led by Kim Beazley.[7] Heavy rains and mudslides in Algeria
kill more than 900.

November 11 – Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan
during an attack on the convoy they are traveling in. November 12

American Airlines Flight 587
American Airlines Flight 587
crashes in Queens
minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board. War in Afghanistan: Taliban
forces abandon Kabul, ahead of advancing Northern Alliance
Northern Alliance

November 13 – In the first such act since World War II, U.S. President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against any foreigners suspected of having connections to terrorist acts or planned acts against the United States. November 14 – War in Afghanistan: Northern Alliance
Northern Alliance
fighters take over the capital Kabul. November 15
November 15
and the Original Xbox, releases Halo
1. November 23 – The Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary. November 27 – A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet. November 30 – Gary Ridgway, a.k.a. The Green River Killer, is arrested outside the truck factory where he had worked in Renton, Washington. His arrest marked the end of one of the longest running homicide investigations in US history.


December – The International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty produces a report on Responsibility to protect. December 1 – The last Trans World Airlines
Trans World Airlines
flight lands at St. Louis International Airport, following TWA's purchase by American Airlines. December 2

files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection 5 days after Dynegy cancels a US$8.4 billion buyout bid (to this point, the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history). 1998– 2002
Argentine great depression: Corralito
– The government effectively freezes all bank accounts for twelve months leading to December 2001
riots in Argentina.

December 3 – Officials announce that one of the Taliban
prisoners captured after the prison uprising at Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
is John Walker Lindh, a United States citizen. December 11

The People's Republic of China
joins the World Trade Organization. The United States government indicts Zacarias Moussaoui
Zacarias Moussaoui
for involvement in the September
11 attacks. The United States Customs Service
United States Customs Service
raids members of international software piracy group DrinkOrDie
in Operation Buccaneer.

December 13

Indian Parliament attack: 12 are killed, leading to a 2001–02 India–Pakistan standoff. U.S. President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
announces the US withdrawal from the 1972
Anti-Ballistic Missile

December 15 – The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa
reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 spent to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean. December 19

A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Zavkhan, Mongolia. Argentine economic crisis: December riots: Riots erupt in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

December 22

Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan
to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai. Richard Reid
Richard Reid
attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines
American Airlines
Flight 63.

December 27

The People's Republic of China
is granted permanent normal trade status with the United States. Tropical Storm Vamei
Tropical Storm Vamei
forms within 1.5 degrees of the equator. No other tropical cyclone in recorded history has come as close to the equator.

December 29 – A fire at the Mesa Redonda shopping center in Lima, Peru, kills at least 291.

Births[edit] January[edit]

David Mazouz

Caleb McLaughlin

Rowan Blanchard

Thomas Strudwick

Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant

January 1 – Angourie Rice, Australian actress January 18 – Claire Engler, American actress January 21 – Jackson Brundage, American actor


February 2
February 2
– Connor Gibbs, American actor February 5 – Juan Karlos Labajo, Filipino singer and performer February 15 – Haley Tju, American actress February 19 – David Mazouz, American actor February 21 – Isabella Acres, American actress February 24 – Ramona Marquez, British actress


March 9 – Jeon So-mi, Canadian-South Korean-Dutch singer March 10 – Alyssa Carson, American astronaut trainee March 17 – Pietro Pellegri, Italian footballer March 30 – Anastasia Potapova, Russian tennis player


April 5 – Robbie Tucker, American actor


May 8 – Jordyn Huitema, Canadian soccer player May 23 – Matthew Lintz, American actor May 24 – Darren Espanto, Filipino singer and performer


June 1 – Ed Oxenbould, Australian actor June 19 – Ava Cantrell, American actress and dancer June 21 – Eleanor Worthington Cox, British actress June 24 – Mo'ne Davis, American athlete


July 10 – Isabela Moner, American actress and singer


August 6 – Ty Simpkins, American actor August 22 – LaMelo Ball, American basketball player August 23 – Zaijian Jaranilla, Filipino actor August 30 – Sean Ryan Fox, American actor


10 – Ajna Késely, Hungarian swimmer


October 9 – Louis Hynes, British actor October 12
October 12
– Raymond Ochoa, American actor October 13 – Caleb McLaughlin, American actor October 14 – Rowan Blanchard, American actress October 17 – Thomas Strudwick, British motorcycle road racer October 19 – Art Parkinson, Irish actor October 25
October 25
– Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, daughter and Heiress Apparent of Philippe, King of the Belgians


November 27 – Morgana Davies, Australian actress


December 1 Aiko, Princess Toshi
Aiko, Princess Toshi
of Japan December 8 – Tylen Jacob Williams, American actor December 14 – Joshua Rush, American actor December 28 – Madison De La Garza, American actress

Deaths[edit] Main article: Deaths in 2001 January[edit]

Marie José of Belgium

January 1 – Ray Walston, American actor (b. 1914) January 2 – William P. Rogers, American diplomat (b. 1913) January 7 – Charles Helou, 9th President of Lebanon (b. 1913) January 9 – Paul Vanden Boeynants, 2-time Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1919) January 12

Adhemar da Silva, Brazilian athlete (b. 1927) William Redington Hewlett, American businessman (b. 1913)

January 16

Laurent-Désiré Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1939) Virginia
O'Brien, American actress (b. 1919)

January 27 – Marie José of Belgium, last Queen of Italy (b. 1906) January 30 – Michel Marcel Navratil, last French citizen and male survivor of the Titanic disaster (b. 1908) January 31 – Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian writer (b. 1923)


Dale Earnhardt

Stanley Kramer

February 4 – Iannis Xenakis, Greek composer (b. 1922) February 7 – King Moody, American actor (b. 1929) February 9 – Herbert A. Simon, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916) February 18

Balthus, French painter (b. 1908) Dale Earnhardt, American auto racing driver (b. 1951)

February 19

Stanley Kramer, American film director (b. 1913) Charles Trenet, French singer (b. 1913)

February 20 – Rosemary DeCamp, American actress (b. 1910) February 24 – Claude Shannon, American mathematician (b. 1916) February 25 – Sir Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer (b. 1908)


Ann Sothern

John Phillips

William Hanna

March 1 – John Painter, World's Oldest Man between 1999
and 2001
(b. 1888) March 4 – Jean René Bazaine, French painter (b. 1904) March 9 – Richard Stone, American composer (b. 1953) March 12

Morton Downey, Jr., American television personality (b. 1932) Robert Ludlum, American author (b. 1927)

March 15

Gaetano Cozzi, Italian historian (b. 1922) Ann Sothern, American actress (b. 1909)

March 18 – John Phillips, American singer-songwriter (b. 1935) March 20 – Ilie Verdeț, 51st Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1925) March 22 – William Hanna, American animator and businessman (b. 1910) March 31 – Clifford Shull, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)


Joey Ramone

April 7

David Graf, American actor (b. 1950) Beatrice Straight, American actress (b. 1914)

April 8

Safiya Henderson-Holmes, African-American poet (b. 1950) Van Stephenson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1953)

April 15 – Joey Ramone, American musician and singer (b. 1951) April 20

Va'ai Kolone, 2-Time Prime Minister of Samoa (b. 1911) Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1946)

April 21 – Jack Haley Jr., American film director and producer (b. 1933) April 25 – Michele Alboreto, Italian racing driver (b. 1956) April 29 – Barend Biesheuvel, Dutch politician and corporate director, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Prime Minister of the Netherlands
(1971–1973) (b. 1920)


Douglas Adams

May 11 – Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952) May 12 – Perry Como, American singer (b. 1912) May 13 – R. K. Narayan, Indian novelist (b. 1906) May 17 – Jacques-Louis Lions, French mathematician (b. 1928) May 22 – Jenő Fock, 49th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1916) May 24 – Javier Urruticoechea, Spanish footballer (b. 1952) May 31 – Arlene Francis, American actress and game show panelist (b. 1907)


Anthony Quinn

Carroll O'Connor

Jack Lemmon

June 1

King Birendra of Nepal
Birendra of Nepal
(b. 1944) Aiswarya, Queen of Nepal (b. 1949)

June 2 – Imogene Coca, American actress (b. 1908) June 3 – Anthony Quinn, Mexican-American actor (b. 1915) June 4

King Dipendra of Nepal
Dipendra of Nepal
(b. 1971) John Hartford, American musician and composer (b. 1937)

June 7 – Víctor Paz Estenssoro, 52nd President of Bolivia
President of Bolivia
(b. 1907) June 10 – Leila Pahlavi, Iranian princess (b. 1970) June 17 – Donald J. Cram, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919) June 21

John Lee Hooker, American musician (b. 1917) Carroll O'Connor, American actor (b. 1924)

June 27

Tove Jansson, Finnish author (b. 1914) Jack Lemmon, American actor and director (b. 1925)

June 28

Mortimer J. Adler, American philosopher (b. 1902) Joan Sims, English actress (b. 1930)

June 30 – Chet Atkins, American guitarist and record producer (b. 1924)


Edward Gierek

July 1 – Nikolay Basov, Soviet physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922) July 10 – Álvaro Magaña, 38th President of El Salvador
El Salvador
(b. 1925) July 11 – Herman Brood, Dutch musician (b. 1946) July 21

Sivaji Ganesan, Indian actor (b. 1928) Steve Barton, American actor (b. 1954)

July 24 – Hiroshi Tsuburaya, Japanese actor (b. 1964) July 26 – Josef Klaus, 16th Chancellor of Austria (b. 1910) July 28 – Ahmed Sofa, Bangladeshi writer (b. 1943) July 29 – Edward Gierek, Polish politician (b. 1913) July 31 – Francisco da Costa Gomes, President of Portugal (b. 1914)


Frank Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford

Jane Greer


August 1

Poul Anderson, American author (b. 1926) Korey Stringer, American football player (b. 1974)

August 3 – Frank Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford, British peer, politician and reformer (b. 1905) August 4 – Lorenzo Music, American voice actor (b. 1937) August 6

Larry Adler, American musician (b. 1914) Jorge Amado, Brazilian writer (b. 1912) Dương Văn Minh, President of Vietnam (b. 1916) Wilhelm Mohnke, German general (b. 1911)

August 15 – Richard Chelimo, Kenyan athlete (b. 1972) August 19 – Donald Woods, South African journalist and anti-apartheid activist (b. 1933) August 20 – Fred Hoyle, British astronomer and writer (b. 1915) August 22 – Bernard Heuvelmans, Belgian-French cryptozoologist (b. 1916) August 23 – Kathleen Freeman, American actress (b. 1919) August 24 – Jane Greer, American actress (b. 1924) August 25

Aaliyah, R&B singer and actress (b. 1979) Ken Tyrrell, British auto racing driver (b. 1924)

August 26 – Marita Petersen, 8th Prime Minister of Faroe Islands (b. 1940) August 30

Kothamangalam Seenu, Tamil Stage, Cinema actor and a Carnatic music singer (b. 1910) A. F. M. Ahsanuddin Chowdhury, 9th President of Bangladesh
(b. 1915)


Christiaan Barnard

Troy Donahue

Dorothy McGuire

Marcos Pérez Jiménez


Christiaan Barnard, South African cardiac surgeon (b. 1922) Troy Donahue, American actor (b. 1936)


Pauline Kael, American film critic (b. 1919) Thuy Trang, Vietnamese American actress (b. 1973)

4 – Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf (Henry Joseph Nasiff Jr.), American comedian (b. 1962) September
9 – Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan military commander (b. 1953) September

2,996 people (2,977 victims and 19 hijackers) who died in the September
11 attacks

David Angell, American television producer (b. 1946) Mohamed Atta, Egyptian terrorist, ringleader of the 9/11 hijackers and pilot of American Airlines Flight 11
American Airlines Flight 11
(b. 1968) Garnet Bailey, Canadian hockey player and scout (b. 1948) Berry Berenson, American photographer (and widow of Anthony Perkins) (b. 1948) Welles Crowther, American investment banker (b. 1977) Daniel Lewin, American-Israeli mathematician and entrepreneur (b. 1970) Jeremy Glick, passenger on board United Airlines Flight 93
United Airlines Flight 93
(b. 1970) Majed Moqed, Saudi Arabian, one of the hijackers of American Airlines Flight 77. (b. 1977) Ahmed al-Nami, Saudi Arabian terrorist, a hijacker of United Airlines Flight 93 (b. 1977) Barbara Olson, American television commentator (b. 1955)

Alice Stewart Trillin, American author, actor, and film producer (b. 1938)

12 – Victor Wong, Chinese-American character actor (b. 1927) September
13 – Frédéric-Antonin Breysse, French cartoonist (b. 1907) September
14 – Dorothy McGuire, American actress (b. 1916) September

Marcos Pérez Jiménez, 51th President of Venezuela
President of Venezuela
(b. 1914) Karl-Eduard von Schnitzler, East German journalist and host of the television show Der schwarze Kanal (b. 1918)

22 – Isaac Stern, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1920) September
29 – Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, Vietnamese politician (b. 1923)


Zhang Xueliang

October 4 – Blaise Alexander, American automobile racing driver (b. 1976) October 15 – Zhang Xueliang, Chinese military figure (b. 1901) October 22

Bertie Mee, English football player and coach (b. 1918) Georgy Vitsin, Soviet and Russian actor (b. 1917)

October 24 – Jaromil Jireš, Czechoslovak filmmaker (b. 1935)


Giovanni Leone

George Harrison

November – Justin Rakotoniaina, 3rd Prime Minister of Madagascar (b. 1933) November 1 – Juan Bosch, President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1909) November 3 – Sir Ernst Gombrich, Austrian-born art historian (b. 1909) November 5 – Gholam Reza Azhari, 73rd Prime Minister of Iran (b. 1912) November 6 – Milton William Cooper, American author and radio host (b. 1943) November 7 – Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936) November 9 – Giovanni Leone, 37th Prime Minister of Italy
Prime Minister of Italy
and 6th President of Italy
President of Italy
(b. 1908) November 10 – Ken Kesey, American author (b. 1935) November 17 – Michael Karoli, German musician (b. 1948) November 22 – Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman (b. 1918) November 23 – Mary Whitehouse, British conservative activist (b. 1910) November 24

Rachel Gurney, British actress (b. 1920) Melanie Thornton, American singer (La Bouche) (b. 1967)

November 25 – Gohar Shahi, Pakistani spiritual leader (b. 1941) November 29

George Harrison, English musician (The Beatles) (b. 1943) John Mitchum, American actor (b. 1919)


Léopold Sédar Senghor

December 5 – Sir Peter Blake, New Zealand yachtsman, murdered (b. 1948) December 12 – Josef Bican, Czech-Austrian footballer (b. 1913) December 13

Chuck Schuldiner, American singer and guitarist (b. 1967) Michael Bradshaw, English actor (b. 1933)

December 16 – Stuart Adamson, Scottish singer and guitarist (Big Country) (b. 1958) December 18 – Marcel Mule, French saxophonist (b. 1901) December 20 – Léopold Sédar Senghor, first president of Senegal (b. 1906) December 22

Grzegorz Ciechowski, Polish musician (b. 1957) Walter Newton Read, American lawyer and second chairman of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission (b. 1918)

December 23 – Jelle Zijlstra, Dutch politician and economist, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1966–1967) (b. 1918) December 26
December 26
– Nigel Hawthorne, British actor (b. 1929) December 31 – Eileen Heckart, American actress (b. 1919)

Nobel Prizes[edit]

Physics – Eric Allin Cornell, Wolfgang Ketterle, and Carl Wieman Chemistry – William Standish Knowles, Ryōji Noyori, and Karl Barry Sharpless Medicine – Leland H. Hartwell, Tim Hunt, and Paul Nurse Literature – V. S. Naipaul Peace – United Nations, Kofi Annan Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel – George Akerlof, Michael Spence, and Joseph Stiglitz


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