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2007 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar2007
MMVII
Ab urbe condita2760
Armenian calendar1456
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԶ
Assyrian calendar6757
Bahá'í calendar163–164
Balinese saka calendar1928–1929
Bengali calendar1414
Berber calendar2957
British Regnal year55 Eliz. 2 – 56 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2551
Burmese calendar1369
Byzantine calendar7515–7516
Chinese calendar丙戌(Fire Dog)
4703 or 4643
    — to —
丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
4704 or 4644
Coptic calendar1723–1724
Discordian calendar3173
Ethiopian calendar1999–2000
Hebrew calendar5767–5768
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2063–2064
 - Shaka Samvat1928–1929
 - Kali Yuga5107–5108
Holocene calendar12007
Igbo calendar1007–1008
Iranian calendar1385–1386
Islamic calendar1427–1428
Japanese calendarHeisei 19
(平成19年)
Javanese calendar1939–1940
Juche calendar96
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4340
Minguo calendarROC 96
民國96年
Nanakshahi calendar539
Thai solar calendar2550
Tibetan calendar阳火狗年
(male Fire-Dog)
2133 or 1752 or 980
    — to —
阴火猪年
(female Fire-Pig)
2134 or 1753 or 981
Unix time1167609600 – 1199145599

2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2007th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 7th year of the , the 7th year of the , and the 8th year of the decade.

2007 was designated as

  • International Heliophysical Year.[1]
  • International Polar Year.[2]
  • European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.[3]
  • Year of Rumi.[4]
  • Year of the Dolphin.[5]
  • Scotland's Year of Highland Culture.
  • Scouting Centenary, celebrating 100 years of the Scout Movement.
  • Leicester's year of construction

UNESCO has recognized fifteen anniversaries for 2007.[6]

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Events

January

  • January 1
    • Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union. Bulgarian, Romanian, and Irish become official languages of the European Union, joining 20 other official languages. Slovenia joins Eurozone.
    • South Korea's Ban Ki-moon becomes the new United Nations Secretary-General, replacing Kofi Annan.
    • A Boeing 737-4Q8, Adam Air Flight 574, disappeared from Jakarta's radar. A week later it was founded that the aircraft has crashed onto the Makassar Strait, killing all 102 people on board.
  • January 8 – Russian oil supplies to Poland, Germany, and Ukraine are cut as the Russia–Belarus energy dispute escalates; they are restored 3 days later.
  • January 9Apple Inc.'s CEO and founder, Steve Jobs, announces the first generation iPhone (it goes on sale in the United States on June 29).
  • January 12 – Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught), the brightest comet in more than 40 years, makes perihelion.
  • January 13 – The Greek ship Server breaks in half off the Norwegian coast, releasing over 200 tons of crude oil.
  • January 14 – The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement adopts the Red Crystal as a non-religious emblem for use in its overseas operations.
  • January 17 – Protests occur in India and the United Kingdom against the British series of Celebrity Big Brother, after Jade Goody, Danielle Lloyd and Jo O'Meara were allegedly racially abusive towards Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty.
  • January 19 – The State of Israel releases $100 million in frozen assets to President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority, in order to bolster the president's position.[7]

February

  • February 2
    • Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China signs a series of economic deals with Sudan.
    • Martti Ahtisaari unveils a United Nations plan for the final status of Kosovo; Serbian leaders denounce the proposal.
    • The IPCC publishes its fourth assessment report, having concluded that global climate change is "very likely" to have a predominantly human cause.
  • February 3 – In Baghdad, Iraq, the 3 February 2007 Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures 339 others.
  • February 13North Korea agrees to shut down its nuclear facilities in Yongbyon by April 14 as a first step towards complete denuclearization, receiving in return energy aid equivalent to 50,000 tons of heavy fuel oil.[8]
  • February 26 – The International Court of Justice finds Serbia guilty of failing to prevent genocide in the Srebrenica massacre, but clears it of direct responsibility and complicity in the case.
  • February 27The Chinese Correction: World stock markets plummet after China and Europe release less-than-expected growth reports.
  • February 28 – The New Horizons space probe makes a gravitational slingshot against Jupiter, which changes its trajectory towards Pluto.

March

  • March 1 – The International Polar Year, a $1.73 billion research program to study both the North Pole and South Pole, is launched in Paris.
  • March 8Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert admits that Israel had planned an attack on Lebanon in the event of kidnapped soldiers on the border, months before Hezbollah carried out its kidnapping.
  • March 23 – Naval forces of Iran's Revolutionary Guard seize Royal Navy personnel in disputed Iran-Iraq waters.
  • March 27
    • Prime Minister of Latvia Aigars Kalvītis and Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Fradkov finally sign a border treaty between Latvia and Russia.
    • In Iraq, the 2007 Tal Afar bombings take place; two truck bombs target Shia areas of the town of Tal Afar, killing 152 and wounding 347 people.

April

  • April 3
    • French high speed passenger train, the TGV, reaches a top speed of 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph), breaking the record for the world's fastest conventional train.
    • Second Orange Revolution: The President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, dissolves the Ukrainian Parliament, following defections that increased the majority of his opponents.
  • April 42007 Iranian seizure of Royal Navy personnel: The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran announces that they will release the group of imprisoned British sailors and Marines that were captured by them on March 23.
  • April 16Virginia Tech shooting: Seung-Hui Cho, a South Korean expatriate student, shoots and kills 32 people at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, before committing suicide, resulting in the second deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in United States history.
  • April 18 – A series of attacks take place across Baghdad, Iraq, killing nearly 200 people.
  • April 24Gliese 581 c, a potentially Earth-like extrasolar planet habitable for life, is discovered in the constellation Libra.
  • April 26-27Bronze Night: Ethnic Russians riot in Tallinn and other towns in Estonia, about moving the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet World War II memorial. One person is killed after two of the worst nights of rioting in Estonian history.

May

  • May 3 – British child Madeleine McCann disappears from an apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
  • May 4 – A deadly EF5 tornado destroys much of Greensburg, Kansas.
  • May 16 – The United Nations General Assembly, recognizing that genuine multilingualism promotes unity in diversity and international understanding, proclaims 2008 the International Year of Languages.[9]
  • May 17 – The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and the Moscow Patriarchate re-unite after 80 years of schism.
  • May 20 – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai makes the largest single charitable donation in modern history, committing €7.41 billion to an educational foundation in the Middle East.

June

  • June 1 – A 2,100-year-old melon is discovered by archaeologists in western Japan.[10]
  • June 5NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft makes its second fly-by of Venus en route to Mercury.
  • June 282007 European heat wave: in the aftermath of Greece's worst heat wave in a century, at least 11 people are reported dead from heatstroke, approximately 200 wildfires break out nationwide, and the country's electricity grid nearly collapses due to record breaking demand.

July

  • July 2Venus and Saturn are in conjunction, separation 46 arcsecs.
  • July 7
    • Live Earth Concerts are held throughout 9 major cities around the world.
    • The 2007 Amirli bombing kills 156 people and injures 255 in a market in the town of Amirli, Iraq
  • July 17TAM Airlines Flight 3054 overruns the runway of São Paulo–Congonhas Airport and crashes, killing all 187 and 12 others on the ground.
  • July 21 – The final book in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is released and sells over 11 million copies in the first 24 hours, becoming the fastest selling book in history.[11]
  • July 24 – Five Bulgarian nurses were released from Libyan prison after eight and a half years spent behind the bars in Benghazi and Tripoli.[12] The release marked the end of the famous HIV trial in Libya, known also as "Bulgarian nurses affair".

August

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The collapse of 35W Bridge in Minneapolis

  • August 1 – The 35W Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses, resulting in 13 deaths.
  • August 4 – The Phoenix spacecraft is launched toward the Martian north pole.
  • August 6Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert arrives in the historic Palestinian town of Jericho, becoming the first Prime Minister of Israel to visit the West Bank or Gaza Strip in more than seven years. Olmert meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
  • August 9 – The French global bank BNP Paribas in the United Kingdom blocks withdrawals from three hedge funds heavily committed in sub-prime mortgages, signaling the 2007–2012 global financial crisis.[13]
  • August 14 – Multiple suicide bombings kill 572 people in Qahtaniya, northern Iraq.
  • August 15 – An 8.0 earthquake strikes Peru, killing 512 people, injuring more than 1,500, and causing tsunami warnings in the Pacific Ocean.
  • August 17Vladimir Putin issues a statement revealing that Russia is to resume the flight exercises of its strategic bombers in remote areas. The flights were suspended in 1991 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

September

  • September 29 – The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit hosts its 19th annual city meeting in Sydney.
  • September 6Operation Orchard: Israeli airplanes strike a suspected nuclear site in Syria.
  • September 14 – The SELENE spacecraft launches. JAXA has called the mission, "the largest lunar mission since the Apollo program."
  • September 16One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 crashes in Phuket, Thailand, killing 89 passengers and crew.
  • September 20 – The 2007 Universal Forum of Cultures opens in Monterrey, Mexico.
  • September 24
    • India win the inaugural 2007 ICC World Twenty20 Cup, beating Pakistan in the final.
    • ABC launches a new on-air identity.

October

  • October 4 – Spanish authorities arrest 22 people associated with the banned Batasuna party, which campaigns for Basque independence, but also has ties to the terrorist group ETA.
  • October 8 – Track and field star Marion Jones surrenders the five Olympic medals she won in the 2000 Sydney Games, after admitting to doping.
  • October 14 – Al-habileen/lahij: Four citizens are killed on the 44th anniversary of the revolution against British colonial rule in South Yemen.
  • October 24 – In the space of a few hours, Comet Holmes develops a coma and flares up to half a million times its former brightness, becoming visible to the naked eye. Its coma later becomes larger in volume than the Sun, the second such comet in 2007 after Comet McNaught.
  • October 28 – The Vatican beatifies 498 Spanish victims of religious persecution from before and during the Spanish Civil War.[14]
  • October 31 – The World Economic Forum releases The Global Competitiveness Report 2007-2008.

November

  • November 3 – President Pervez Musharraf declares a state of emergency in Pakistan.
  • November 5 – The Writers Guild of America goes on a strike that lasts until February 12, 2008.
  • November 6 – A suicide bomber kills at least 50 people in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, including 6 members of the National Assembly.
  • November 13 – An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, north of Manila, killing 4 people, including Basilan Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding 6 others.
  • November 14
    • High Speed 1 from London to the Channel Tunnel is opened to passengers.
    • The 7.7 Mw Tocopilla earthquake shakes northern Chile with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), leaving two dead and sixty-five injured.
  • November 16 – Approximately 10,000 people are believed to have died after Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh.
  • November 18 – The Zasyadko mine disaster in eastern Ukraine claims the lives of 101 miners.
  • November 30Rambhadracharya, a Hindu religious leader, released the first Braille version of Bhagavad Gita, with the original Sanskrit text and a Hindi commentary at New Delhi.

December

  • December 314 – The United Nations Climate Change Conference is held at Nusa Dua in Bali, Indonesia.
  • December 7Uranus's orbit is positioned such that the sun shines directly above its equator (i.e. an equinox).
  • December 8 – The 2007 Africa–EU Summit takes place as European Union and African Union leaders gather in Lisbon, Portugal, for their first joint summit in 7 years. The British and Czech prime ministers boycott the event due to the presence of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
  • December 10 – The United Nations deadline for a negotiated settlement on the future of Kosovo passes without an international agreement.
  • December 16Ron Paul sets a record by raising over six million dollars online in just 24 hours, an event known as a moneybomb.
  • December 19Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, is announced as Time magazine's 2007 Person of the Year.
  • December 20 – The Pablo Picasso painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch, together with Candido Portinari's O Lavrador de Café, is stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art.
  • December 21 – The Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the Schengen border-free zone.
  • December 24 – The Nepalese government announces that the country's 240-year-old monarchy will be abolished in 2008 and a new republic will be declared.
  • December 27
    • Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated, and at least 20 others are killed, by a bomb blast at an election rally in Rawalpindi.
    • Riots erupt in Mombasa, Kenya, after Mwai Kibaki is declared the winner of the presidential election, triggering a political, economic, and humanitarian crisis.

Unknown date

  • Mauritania was the last country to criminalize slavery in 2007 (officially "abolished" in 1981), making the practice illegal everywhere in the world.[15]

Births

  • April 10Princess Ariane of the Netherlands, daughter of Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima.
  • April 21Princess Isabella of Denmark, daughter of Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.
  • April 29Infanta Sofía of Spain, daughter of Felipe, Prince of Asturias (now King Felipe VI) and Letizia, Princess of Asturias.
  • June 6Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, American actress
  • December 17James, Viscount Severn, grandson of Elizabeth II, son of The Earl and Countess of Wessex

Deaths

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January

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Yvonne De Carlo

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Bam Bam Bigelow

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Ryszard Kapuściński

February

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Gian Carlo Menotti

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Anna Nicole Smith

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Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

  • February 1Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-born composer and librettist (b. 1911)
  • February 3
    • Ralph de Toledano, Moroccan-born American political columnist and author (b. 1916)
    • Pedro Knight, Cuban-born musician (b. 1921)
  • February 6Frankie Laine, American singer (b. 1913)
  • February 7
    • Alan MacDiarmid, New Zealand chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)
    • Helen Duncan, New Zealand politician (b. 1941)
  • February 8Anna Nicole Smith, American model and television personality (b. 1967)
  • February 9
    • Benedict Kiely, Irish author and broadcaster (b. 1919)
    • Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (b. 1934)
  • February 11Reginald Hugh Hickling, British lawyer, colonial civil servant, law academic and author (b. 1920)
  • February 12Peggy Gilbert, American saxophonist (b. 1905)
  • February 13
    • Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (b. 1923)
    • Charles Norwood, American politician (b. 1941)
    • Johanna Sällström, Swedish actress (b. 1974)
  • February 14Ryan Larkin, Canadian animator, artist, and sculptor (b. 1943)
  • February 15Robert Adler, Austrian-born inventor (b. 1913)
  • February 17
    • Maurice Papon, French Vichy government official (b. 1910)
    • Dermot O'Reilly, Irish-born musician (Ryan's Fancy) (b. 1942)
    • Mike Awesome, American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • February 18Juan "Pachín" Vicéns, Puerto Rican basketball player (b. 1933)
  • February 22
    • Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author, painter, and art collector (b. 1918)
    • Fons Rademakers, Dutch film director (b. 1920)
    • Dennis Johnson, American basketball player (b. 1954)
  • February 24Bruce Bennett, American actor (b. 1906)
  • February 28
    • Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., American historian and political commentator (b. 1917)
    • Charles Forte, English hotelier (b. 1908)

March

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Jean Baudrillard

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Brad Delp

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Betty Hutton

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Bob Woolmer

  • March 2
    • Henri Troyat, French writer (b. 1911)
    • Madi Phala, South African artist (b. 1955)
  • March 4
    • Natalie Bodanya, American soprano (b. 1908)
    • Thomas Eagleton, American politician (b. 1929)
    • Bob Hattoy, American activist (b. 1950)
    • Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist (b. 1934)
    • Ian Wooldridge, British sports journalist (b. 1932)
    • Jorge Kolle Cueto, Bolivian politician
  • March 6
    • Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher and sociologist (b. 1929)
    • Allen Coage, American professional wrestler (b. 1943)
    • Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (b. 1909)
  • March 8John Inman, English actor (b. 1935)
  • March 9
    • Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (b. 1951)
    • Thomas B. Mason, U.S. Attorney (b. 1919)
  • March 10
    • Ernie Ladd, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
    • Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
  • March 11Betty Hutton, American actress (b. 1921)
  • March 12Antonio Ortiz Mena, Mexican politician and economist (b. 1907)
  • March 13Arnold Skaaland, American wrestler (b. 1925)
  • March 14
    • Lucie Aubrac, French World War II Resistance fighter (b. 1912)
    • Gareth Hunt, English actor (b. 1943)
  • March 16
    • Manjural Islam, Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)
    • Sir Arthur Marshall, British aviation engineer (b. 1903)
  • March 17
    • Jim Cronin, British businessman (b. 1952)
    • Roger Bennett, American gospel musician (b. 1952)
  • March 18Bob Woolmer, English cricketer and coach (b. 1948)
  • March 19
    • Calvert DeForest, American actor and comedian (b. 1921)
    • Luther Ingram, American singer (b. 1937)
  • March 20Taha Yassin Ramadan, Vice President of Iraq (b. 1938)
  • March 23Eric Medlen, American race car driver (b. 1973)
  • March 25Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (b. 1951)
  • March 29Leslie Waller, American novelist (b. 1923)
  • March 30Chrisye, Indonesian pop singer and songwriter (b. 1949)

April

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Kitty Carlisle Hart

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Boris Yeltsin

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Jack Valenti

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Mstislav Rostropovich

  • April 1
    • Laurie Baker, English architect (b. 1917)
    • Driss Chraïbi, Moroccan writer (b. 1926)
    • Hans Filbinger, German jurist and politician (b. 1913)
  • April 2Henry Lee Giclas, American astronomer (b. 1910)
  • April 3Eddie Robinson, American football coach (b. 1919)
  • April 4Bob Clark, American film director (b. 1939)
  • April 5
    • Thomas Stoltz Harvey Pathologist who conducted Albert Einstein's autopsy (b. 1912)
    • Leela Majumdar, Bengali children's author (b. 1908)
    • Darryl Stingley, American football player (b. 1951)
    • Poornachandra Tejaswi, Indian writer and novelist (b. 1938)
  • April 6Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (b. 1916)
  • April 7
    • Johnny Hart, American cartoonist (b. 1931)
    • Barry Nelson, American actor (b. 1917)
  • April 9AJ Carothers, American writer (b. 1931)
  • April 10Kevin Crease Australian news presenter and entertainer (b. 1936)
  • April 11
    • Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (b. 1922)
    • Ronald Speirs, United States Army officer (b. 1920)
    • Kurt Vonnegut, American novelist and playwright (b. 1922)
  • April 13Don Selwyn, Māori actor and film director (b. circa 1936)
  • April 14
    • June Callwood, Canadian journalist (b. 1924)
    • Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)
  • April 15Brant Parker, American cartoonist (b. 1920)
  • April 16Frank Bateson, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1909)
  • April 17Kitty Carlisle Hart, American singer, actress & talk show panelist (b. 1910)
  • April 18Iccho Itoh, Mayor of Nagasaki, Japan (b. 1945)
  • April 20Michael Fu Tieshan, Chinese bishop (b. 1931)
  • April 22Juanita Millender-McDonald, American politician (b. 1938)
  • April 23
    • David Halberstam, American author and journalist (b. 1934)
    • Boris Yeltsin, first President of the Russian Federation (b. 1931)
  • April 25
    • Alan Ball, English footballer (b. 1945)
    • Arthur Milton, English cricketer and footballer (b. 1928)
    • Bobby Pickett, American singer (b. 1938)
  • April 26
    • Jack Valenti, American film executive, creator of MPAA film rating system (b. 1921)
    • Conchita Montenegro, Spanish model and actress (b. 1912)
  • April 27Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927)
  • April 28
    • Dabbs Greer, American actor (b. 1917)
    • Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b. 1912)
  • April 29
    • Ivica Račan, 7th Prime Minister of Croatia (b. 1944)
    • Dick Motz, New Zealand cricket player (b. 1940)
  • April 30
    • Grégory Lemarchal, French singer (b. 1983)
    • Tom Poston, American actor (b. 1921)
    • Gordon Scott, American actor (b. 1926)

May

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Wally Schirra

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Jerry Falwell

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Yolanda King

  • May 2Juan Valdivieso, Peruvian footballer (b. 1910)
  • May 3
    • Wally Schirra, American astronaut (b. 1923)
    • Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician (b. 1932)
  • May 5
    • Theodore Maiman, American physicist (b. 1927)
    • Gusti Wolf, Austrian actress (b. 1912)
  • May 6Lesley Blanch, English writer and fashion editor (b. 1904)
  • May 7Emma Lehmer, Russian-born mathematician (b. 1906)
  • May 11Malietoa Tanumafili II, Samoan head of state (b. 1913)
  • May 12Mullah Dadullah Akhund, Afghan Taliban military leader
  • May 14Colin St John Wilson, English architect (b. 1922)
  • May 15
    • Jerry Falwell, American evangelist (b. 1933)
    • Yolanda King, American actress and activist, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1955)
  • May 17Lloyd Alexander, American author (b. 1924)
  • May 18
    • Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and Nobel Prize for Physics laureate (b. 1932)
    • Yoyoy Villame, Filipino singer (b. 1932)
  • May 19Dean Eyre, New Zealand politician (b. 1914)
  • May 20Stanley Miller, American chemist and biologist (b. 1930)
  • May 25Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor (b. 1931)
  • May 27
    • Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard) (b. 1967)
    • Percy Sonn, South African lawyer and cricket executive (b. 1949)
    • Ed Yost, American inventor of the modern hot air balloon (b. 1919)
  • May 28
    • Marquise Hill, American football player (b. 1982)
    • David Lane, American white nationalist (b. 1938)

June

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Huang Ju

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Craig L. Thomas

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Kurt Waldheim

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Chris Benoit

  • June 2Huang Ju, Chinese politician (b. 1938)
  • June 4
    • Craig L. Thomas, American politician (b. 1933)
    • Jim Clark, sheriff of Selma, Alabama and a participant in the "Bloody Sunday" incident (b. 1924)
  • June 8Aden Abdullah Osman Daar, first President of Somalia (b. 1908)
  • June 10Augie Auer, meteorologist (b. 1940)
  • June 11
    • Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
    • Mala Powers, American film actress (b. 1931)
    • Stack Bundles, Rapper (b.1982)
  • June 12Don Herbert, American television personality, Mr. Wizard (b. 1917)
  • June 13David Hatch, BBC Radio producer and comedian (b. 1939)
  • June 14
    • Ruth Bell Graham, Wife of Billy Graham (b. 1920)
    • Jacques Simonet, Belgian politician (b. 1963)
    • Kurt Waldheim, Austrian politician and diplomat, former United Nations Secretary-General (b. 1918)
  • June 15Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  • June 17Gianfranco Ferré, Italian designer (b. 1944)
  • June 18
    • Bernard Manning, English comedian (b. 1930)
    • Vilma Espín, Cuban wife of Raúl Castro (b. 1930)
  • June 19
    • Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1919)
    • El Fary, Spanish singer (b. 1937)
    • Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (b. 1947)
  • June 20Trevor Henry, New Zealand Justice (b. 1902)
  • June 22Erik Parlevliet, Dutch field hockey player b. (1964)
  • June 24
    • Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1938)
    • Natasja Saad, Afro Danish rapper and reggae singer (b. 1974)
    • Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1967)
  • June 26
    • Jupp Derwall, German footballer and coach (b. 1927)
    • Joey Sadler, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1914)
    • Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer (b. 1929)
  • June 27William Hutt, Canadian stage and film actor (b. 1920)
  • June 28Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1919)
  • June 30Jan Herman Linge, Norwegian engineer and boat designer (b. 1922)

July

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  • July 1Gottfried von Bismarck, German aristocrat and socialite (b. 1962)
  • July 2
    • Vojislav Nikčević, Montenegrin professor and linguist (b. 1935)
    • Beverly Sills, American soprano (b. 1929)
    • Dilip Sardesai, Indian cricketer (b. 1940)
    • Hy Zaret, American lyricist and composer (b. 1907)
  • July 3
    • Claude Pompidou, wife of President of France Georges Pompidou (b. 1912)
    • Boots Randolph, American saxophone player (b. 1927)
  • July 4
    • Johnny Frigo, American jazz violinist and bassist (b.1916)
    • Bill Pinkney, American singer (b. 1925)
  • July 5
    • George Melly, English singer (b. 1926)
    • Régine Crespin, French soprano (b. 1927)
  • July 6
    • Lois Wyse, American advertising executive, author, and columnist (b. 1926)
    • Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, U.S.American novelist (b. 1939)
  • July 9Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)
  • July 10
    • Zheng Xiaoyu, Chinese bureaucrat (b. 1944)
    • Corbin Harney, an elder and spiritual leader of the Newe (Western Shoshone) people (b. 1920)
  • July 11
    • Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
    • Alfonso López Michelsen, 32nd Colombian President (b. 1913)
    • Ed Mirvish, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1914)
    • Shag Crawford, American umpire in Major League Baseball (b. 1916)
    • Richard Franklin, Australian film director (b. 1948)
  • July 12
    • Nigel Dempster, British journalist, author, broadcaster and diarist (b.1941)
    • Pat Fordice, First Lady of Mississippi from 1992 until 2000 (b. 1935)
    • Jim Mitchell, pioneer in the pornographic film industry (b. 1945)
    • Larry Staverman, American professional basketball player and coach (b. 1936)
    • Stan Zemanek, Australian radio broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • July 14John Ferguson, Canadian professional hockey player, coach and executive (b. 1938)
  • July 17Júlio Redecker, Brazilian politician (b. 1956)
  • July 18Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese politician (b. 1908)
  • July 19A. K. Faezul Huq, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician (b. 1945)
  • July 22
    • László Kovács, Hungarian-American cinematographer (b. 1933)
    • Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)
    • Peter Lennox-Kerr, British Journalist (b. 1926)
    • Jean Stablinski, French cyclist of Polish origin (b. 1932)
    • Aleksandr Tatarskiy, Russian animation film director (b. 1950)
  • July 23
    • Benjamin Libet, American pioneering scientist in the field of human consciousness (b. 1916)
    • Mohammed Zahir Shah, last King of Afghanistan (b. 1914)
  • July 24Albert Ellis, American psychologist (b. 1913)
  • July 27James Oyebola, British heavyweight boxer (b. 1961)
  • July 29
    • Mike Reid, British comedian and actor (b. 1940)
    • Tom Snyder, American talk show host (b. 1936)
  • July 30
    • Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (b. 1912)
    • Teoctist Arăpaşu, Ex-Romanian Orthodox Church Patriarch (b. 1915)
    • Ingmar Bergman, Swedish film director (b. 1918)

August

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Ryan Cox

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Oliver Hill

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Merv Griffin

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Max Roach

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Abdul Rahman Arif

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Raymond Barre

  • August 1
    • Tommy Makem, Irish folk musician (b. 1932)
    • Ryan Cox, South African professional road racing cyclist (b. 1979)
    • Veikko Karvonen, Finnish athlete (b. 1926)
  • August 2Holden Roberto, Angolan nationalist leader (b. 1923)
  • August 3
    • James T. Callahan, American actor (b. 1930)
    • John Gardner, British author (b. 1926)
  • August 4Lee Hazlewood, American country singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • August 5
    • Oliver Hill, American lawyer (b. 1907)
    • Jean-Marie Lustiger, French Cardinal Archbishop of Paris (b. 1926)
  • August 6Heinz Barth, German war criminal (b. 1920)
  • August 7
    • Ernesto Alonso, Mexican soap opera actor, director and producer, best known as Señor Telenovela (b. 1917)
    • Angus Tait, New Zealand electronics innovator and businessman (b. 1919)
  • August 8
    • Ma Lik, Chinese politician (b. 1952)
    • Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • August 9Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer and photojournalist (b. 1922)
  • August 10
    • Tony Wilson, English broadcaster, nightclub manager, and record label owner (b.1950)
    • James Faust, an Apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1920)
  • August 12
    • Merv Griffin, American TV personality (b. 1925)
    • Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (b. 1963)
  • August 13
    • Brooke Astor, American socialite and philanthropist (b. 1902)
    • Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and announcer (b. 1917)
    • Brian Adams, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)
  • August 14Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
  • August 15
    • Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor (b. 1944)
    • John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (b. 1918)
    • Sam Pollock, Canadian sports executive (b. 1925)
  • August 16Max Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (b. 1924)
  • August 17Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (b. 1982)
  • August 18Michael Deaver, American political adviser (b. 1938)
  • August 20Leona Helmsley, American hotel operator and real estate investor (b. 1920)
  • August 21
    • Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American brigadier general (b. 1918)
    • Qurratulain Hyder, Indian novelist (b. 1926)
  • August 24Abdul Rahman Arif, 3rd President of Iraq (b. 1916)
  • August 25
    • Raymond Barre, French politician and economist (b. 1924)
    • Ray Jones, English footballer (b. 1988)
  • August 26
    • Gaston Thorn, Luxembourger politician (b. 1928)
    • Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor (b. 1935)
  • August 28
    • Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (b. 1984)
    • Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist, novelist, biographer and essayist (b. 1935)
    • Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese actress (b. 1929)
    • Nikola Nobilo, New Zealand winemaker (b. 1913)
  • August 29
    • Richard Jewell, American falsely accused of bombing the Centennial Olympic Park (b. 1962)
    • Pierre Messmer, French politician (b. 1916)
    • Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (b. 1978)
    • James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand industrialist (b. 1914)
  • August 30
    • Michael Jackson, English writer (b. 1942)
    • Charles Vanik, American politician (b. 1918)
  • August 31Gay Brewer, American golfer (b. 1932)

September

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Luciano Pavarotti

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Jane Wyman

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Colin McRae

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Robert Jordan

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Marcel Marceau

  • September 1
    • Tomás Medina Caracas, Colombian rebel leader (b. 1965)
    • Roy McKenzie, New Zealand philanthropist (b. 1922)
  • September 2Max McNab, Canadian hockey player and hockey executive (b. 1924)
  • September 3
    • Jane Tomlinson, British charity fund raiser (b. 1964)
    • Syd Jackson, Māori activist and trade unionist (b. 1939)
  • September 5
    • Jennifer Dunn, American politician (b. 1941)
    • Paul Gillmor, American politician (b. 1939)
  • September 6
    • Madeleine L'Engle, American author (b. 1918)
    • Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor (b. 1935)
  • September 7
    • John Compton, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia (b. 1925)
    • Mark Weil, Uzbek theater director (b. 1952)
  • September 8Charlie Parlato, American musician (b. 1919)
  • September 9
    • Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian footballer and coach (b. 1933)
    • Hughie Thomasson, American musician (b. 1952)
  • September 10
    • Anita Roddick, English entrepreneur (b. 1942)
    • Jane Wyman, American actress, first wife of Ronald Reagan (b. 1917)
  • September 11
    • Ian Porterfield, Scottish footballer (b. 1946)
    • Joe Zawinul, Austrian musician (b. 1932)
  • September 13Whakahuihui Vercoe, New Zealand clergyman (b. 1928)
  • September 14Benny Vansteelant, Belgian duathlete (b. 1976)
  • September 15
    • Colin McRae, Scottish world rally champion (b. 1968)
    • Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (b. 1928)
  • September 16Robert Jordan, American author (b. 1948)
  • September 18Len Thompson, Australian footballer (b. 1947)
  • September 19Antoine Ghanem, Lebanese politician (b. 1943)
  • September 20Mahlon Clark, American musician (b. 1923)
  • September 21
    • Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian athlete (b. 1929)
    • Alice Ghostley, American actress (b. 1926)
    • Rex Humbard, American evangelist (b. 1919)
    • Petar Stambolić, Serbian politician (b. 1912)
  • September 22Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (b. 1923)
  • September 23Ken Danby, Canadian artist (b. 1940)
  • September 26Dave Carpender, American guitarist with The Greg Kihn Band (b. 1950)
  • September 27
    • Bill Perry, South African footballer, scored winning goal in the 1953 FA Cup Final (b. 1930)
    • Avraham Shapira, Israeli chief rabbi (b. 1914)
    • Kenji Nagai, Japanese journalist (b. 1957)
  • September 28Wally Parks, American founder of the National Hot Rod Association (b. 1913)
  • September 29Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress (b. 1927)
  • September 30Milan Jelić, Bosnian-Serb politician (b. 1956)

October

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Jo Ann Davis

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Sri Chinmoy

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Deborah Kerr

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Porter Wagoner

  • October 1
    • Ronnie Hazlehurst, English composer (b. 1928)
    • Al Oerter, American athlete (b. 1936)
    • Ned Sherrin, English broadcaster and theatre director (b. 1931)
  • October 2Dan Keating, Irish republican (b. 1902)
  • October 3Tony Ryan, Irish businessman (b. 1936)
  • October 4
    • Qassem Al-Nasser, Jordanian General (b. 1925)
    • Antonie Iorgovan, Romanian jurist, professor, and politician (b. 1948)
  • October 5Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of World War I (b. 1898)
  • October 6Jo Ann Davis, American politician (b. 1950)
  • October 7
    • Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle road racer (b. 1975)
    • Luciana Frassati Gawronska, Italian author (b. 1902)
  • October 8Constantine Andreou, Greek painter and sculptor (b. 1917)
  • October 11Sri Chinmoy, Indian philosopher (b. 1931)
  • October 12
    • Soe Win, Burmese politician (b. 1948)
    • Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (b. 1934)
  • October 13Bob Denard, French mercenary (b. 1929)
  • October 14Shin Hyun-joon, South Korean general (b. 1915)
  • October 16
    • Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (b. 1921)
    • Rosalio José Castillo Lara, Venezuelan cardinal (b. 1922)
    • Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (b. 1981)
    • Barbara West, 2nd to last living survivor of the Titanic sinking (b. 1911)
  • October 17
    • Joey Bishop, American entertainer (b. 1918)
    • Teresa Brewer, American singer (b. 1931)
    • Suzy Covey, American scholar (b. 1939)
  • October 18
    • Alan Coren, English columnist (b. 1939)
    • William J. Crowe, American military commander and ambassador (b. 1925)
    • Lucky Dube, South African musician (b. 1964)
  • October 19Jan Wolkers, Dutch author, sculptor and painter (b. 1925)
  • October 20Max McGee, American football player (b. 1932)
  • October 22Ève Curie, French author, daughter of Pierre and Marie Curie (b. 1904)
  • October 23Lim Goh Tong, Malaysian Chinese businessman (b. 1918)
  • October 24
    • Petr Eben, Czech composer (b. 1929)
    • Ian Middleton, New Zealand novelist (b. 1928)
  • October 26
    • Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (b. 1947)
    • Friedman Paul Erhardt, German-American television chef (b. 1943)
    • Arthur Kornberg, American biochemist (b. 1918)
    • Khun Sa, Burmese warlord (b. 1934)
  • October 28Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)
  • October 30Robert Goulet, American entertainer (b. 1933)

November

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Paul Tibbets

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Luis Herrera Campins

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Laraine Day

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Norman Mailer

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Kevin DuBrow

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Evel Knievel

  • November 1Paul Tibbets, American general, pilot of the Enola Gay (b. 1915)
  • November 2
    • Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (b. 1978)
    • S. P. Thamilselvan, Sri Lankan Tamil political leader (b. 1967)
    • Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (b. 1906)
    • The Fabulous Moolah, American professional wrestler (b. 1923)
  • November 3
    • Martin Meehan, Irish republican (b. 1945)
    • Aleksandr Dedyushko (b. 1962)
    • Ryan Shay, American runner (b. 1979)
  • November 5Nils Liedholm, Swedish footballer and coach (b. 1922)
  • November 6
    • Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist (b. 1920)
    • Hank Thompson, American country singer (b. 1925)
  • November 7Hilda Braid, English actress (b. 1929)
  • November 8
    • Chad Varah, English Anglican priest, founder of the Samaritans (b. 1911)
    • Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician (b. 1943)
  • November 9Luis Herrera Campins, 56th President of Venezuela (b. 1925)
  • November 10
    • Laraine Day, American actress (b. 1920)
    • Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (b. 1907)
    • Norman Mailer, American writer (b. 1923)
  • November 11Delbert Mann, American film and television director (b. 1920)
  • November 12Ira Levin, American novelist (b. 1929)
  • November 13
    • John Doherty, English footballer (b. 1935)
    • Kazuhisa Inao, Japanese baseball player (b. 1937)
    • Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician (b. 1960)
  • November 15Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and announcer (b. 1928)
  • November 16Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author (b. 1946)
  • November 19Dick Wilson, American actor (b. 1916)
  • November 20Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia (b. 1919)
  • November 21
    • Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, and playwright (b. 1921)
    • Tom Johnson, Canadian sports executive and hockey player (b. 1928)
  • November 22Verity Lambert, English producer (b. 1935)
  • November 23
    • Vladimir Kryuchkov, Russian Soviet-era bureaucrat (b. 1924)
    • Reuben Kee, Singaporean dragon-boat paddler, composer and part-time model (b. 1984)
  • November 24Casey Calvert, American musician (Hawthorne Heights) (b. 1981)
  • November 25Kevin DuBrow, American musician (Quiet Riot) (b. 1955)
  • November 27
    • Sean Taylor, American football player (b. 1983)
    • Robert Cade, American physician and inventor of the beverage Gatorade (b. 1927)
  • November 28Elly Beinhorn, German pilot (b. 1907)
  • November 29
    • Henry Hyde, American politician (b. 1924)
    • Roger Bonham Smith, American businessman (b. 1925)
  • November 30Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (b. 1938)

December

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Ike Turner

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Oscar Peterson

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Benazir Bhutto

  • December 1Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (b. 1929)
  • December 2
    • Robert O. Anderson, American businessman (b. 1917)
    • Elizabeth Hardwick, American literary critic and novelist (b. 1916)
    • Les Shannon, English footballer and manager (b. 1926)
    • Thomas F. Torrance, Scottish Protestant theologian (b. 1913)
  • December 4
    • Pimp C, American rapper (b. 1973)
    • Norval Morrisseau, Canadian artist (b. 1932)
    • Chip Reese, American professional gambler (b. 1951)
  • December 5
    • Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer (b. 1928)
    • Andrew Imbrie, American composer (b. 1921)
  • December 6Katy French, Irish model (b. 1983)
  • December 9
    • Thore Skogman, Swedish entertainer (b. 1931)
    • Abdullah Qureshi, Pakistani activist (b. 1935)
  • December 10Ashleigh Aston Moore, American actress (b. 1981)
  • December 11
    • Nicholas Kao Se Tseien, Chinese Catholic priest (b. 1897)
    • Ottomar Pinto, Brazilian politician (b. 1931)
  • December 12Ike Turner, American musician (b. 1931)
  • December 16Dan Fogelberg, American singer and songwriter (b. 1951)
  • December 18Bill Strauss, American satirist, author and historian (b. 1947)
  • December 20Arabella Spencer-Churchill, English philanthropist (b. 1949)
  • December 21
    • Ken Hendricks, American entrepreneur (b. 1941)
    • Carol Bly, Teacher, award-winning American author of short stories, essays, and nonfiction (b. 1930)
  • December 22
    • Chrysostomos I, Archbishop of Cyprus (b. 1927)
    • Julien Gracq, French writer (b. 1910)
    • Andrew Glyn, English economist (b. 1943)
    • Adrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (b. 1932)
  • December 23
    • Michael Kidd, American choreographer (b. 1915)
    • Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer (b. 1925)
  • December 24Akbar Radi, Iranian dramatist and playwright (b. 1939)
  • December 26
    • Joe Dolan, Irish singer (b. 1939)
    • Stu Nahan, American sportscaster (b. 1926)
  • December 27
    • Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani politician (assassinated; b. 1953)
    • Jaan Kross, Estonian writer (b. 1920)
    • Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Polish film director (b. 1922)
    • Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza, a claimant to the Brazilian throne (b. 1913)
  • December 28Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iranian basketball player (b. 1982)
  • December 29
    • Abdullah ibn Husayn al-Ahmar, Yemeni political and tribal leader (b. 1933)
    • Phil O'Donnell, Scottish footballer (b. 1972)
  • December 31
    • Muhammad Osman Said, Former Libyan prime minister (b. 1922).
    • Ettore Sottsass, Italian architect (b. 1917)

Nobel Prizes

In fiction

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