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2001
2001
(MMI ) 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
21st century
, and the 2nd year of the 2000s decade.

2001
2001
was designated as:

* International Year of Volunteers

CONTENTS

* 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
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
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
September
* 3.10 October * 3.11 November * 3.12 December * 3.13 Specific date of death unknown

* 4 Nobel Prizes * 5 References * 6 External links

EVENTS

JANUARY

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

* January 20

* George W. Bush
George W. Bush
is sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States. * Impeachment
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
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 occurs. * January 26 – The 7.7 Mw Gujarat earthquake shakes Western India with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), leaving 13,805–20,023 dead and about 166,800 injured. * January 31 – The Congressional Budget Office
Congressional Budget Office
of the United States forecasts a $5,600,000,000,000 budget surplus for the next 10 years.

FEBRUARY

* 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
El Salvador
, killing at least 400. * February 16 Iraq disarmament crisis : British and U.S. forces carry out bombing raids, attempting to disable Iraq
Iraq
's air defense network. * February 18 FBI
FBI
agent Robert Hanssen is arrested and charged with spying for Russia
Russia
for 25 years. * February 20 – The 2001
2001
UK foot-and-mouth crisis begins. * February 28 – The Great Heck rail crash occurs.

MARCH

* March 2 – The Taliban
Taliban
begins destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas . * March 4 – A bomb explodes at BBC Television Centre
BBC Television Centre
in London, UK.

* 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 (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 and the Mac OS X Public Beta
Mac OS X Public Beta
, which would not cease to function until May 14.

APRIL

* April 1

* Hainan 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
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 for the first time in the world since the reign of Nero
Nero
.

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

MAY

* May 6 – Space tourist Dennis Tito
Dennis Tito
returns to Earth
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
Banja Luka
, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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 14 – The Mac OS X Public Beta
Mac OS X Public Beta
expires and its Aqua user interface ceases to function. * 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
Mount Everest
. * The Versailles wedding hall disaster kills 23 in Jerusalem
Jerusalem
, Israel.

JUNE

* June 1

* Crown Prince 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
Hamas
suicide bomber kills 21, mostly teenagers, in the Dolphinarium disco in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
, Israel
Israel
.

* June 5 –9 – Tropical Storm Allison produces 36 inches (900 mm) of rain in Houston
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 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
2001
, the first tax cut of a series now known as the Bush tax cuts . * June 11 – In Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
, Timothy McVeigh is executed for the Oklahoma City bombing . * June 19 – A missile hits a soccer field in northern Iraq
Iraq
(Tel Afr County), killing 23 and wounding 11. According to U.S. officials, it was an Iraqi missile that malfunctioned. * June 20 Andrea Yates drowns all 5 of her young children in Houston
Houston
, as a way to save them from Satan
Satan
. * 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
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
Peru
earthquake shakes coastal Peru
Peru
with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A destructive tsunami followed, leaving at least 75 people dead, and 2,687 injured.

JULY

* 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 crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk Airport , Russia, killing 145. * July 7 2001
2001
Bradford
Bradford
riots : Race riots erupt in Bradford
Bradford
in the north of England after National Front members reportedly stab an Asian man outside a pub.

* July 16

* The People's Republic of China
China
and the Russian Federation sign the 2001
2001
Sino-Russian Treaty of Friendship ("Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation"). * The FBI
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 18 – In Baltimore
Baltimore
, Maryland, a 60-car train derailment occurs in a tunnel, sparking a fire that lasts days and virtually shuts down downtown Baltimore. * July 19 – UK politician and novelist Jeffrey Archer is sentenced to 4 years in prison for perjury and perverting the course of justice. * July 20 –22 – The 27th G8 summit
27th G8 summit
takes place in Genoa
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 attack Bandaranaike International Airport in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
, causing an estimated $500 million of damage. * Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha , deposed as the last Tsar of Bulgaria when a child, is sworn in as the democratically elected 48th Prime Minister of Bulgaria .

AUGUST

* August 1 Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments
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
Erwadi
, Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
. * August 9 – A Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem
Jerusalem
is attacked by a Palestinian militant , who kills 15 civilians and wounds 130. * August 10 – The 2001
2001
Angola train attack , causing 252 deaths. * August 21 NATO
NATO
decides to send a peace-keeping force to the Republic of Macedonia
Republic of Macedonia
. * August 24 Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon
Lisbon
from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores
Azores
. * August 25 – American singer Aaliyah
Aaliyah
and several members of her record company are killed as their overloaded aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff from Marsh Harbour Airport , Bahamas
Bahamas
. * August 31 September 1 – The 2001
2001
Vancouver TV realignment occurs in British Columbia
British Columbia
, Canada. * August 31 – The World Conference against Racism 2001
2001
begins in Durban
Durban
, South Africa.

SEPTEMBER

September 11 attacks
September 11 attacks

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

* September
September
3

* In Belfast
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
Israel
withdraw from the U.N. Conference on Racism because they feel that the issue of Zionism
Zionism
is overemphasized .

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

* September
September
9

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

* September
September
10

* 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. * Antônio da Costa Santos , mayor of Campinas
Campinas
, Brazil is assassinated.

* September
September
11 – 2,977 victims are killed in the September
September
11 attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City
New York City
, New York , The Pentagon in Arlington County
Arlington County
, Virginia
Virginia
, and in rural Shanksville , Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
after American Airlines Flight 11 and 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
September
12 – Ansett Australia
Ansett Australia
Airlines is placed into administration, the company's fleet is grounded 2 days later on September
September
14. * September
September
13 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks
September 11 attacks
. * September
September
14 – Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September
September
11 attacks . A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill
Parliament Hill
, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital. * September
September
17 – The New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
reopens for trading after the September 11 attacks
September 11 attacks
, the longest closure since the Great Depression . * September
September
18 – The 2001
2001
anthrax attacks commence as letters containing anthrax spores are mailed from Princeton, New Jersey
Princeton, New Jersey
to ABC News , CBS News
CBS News
, NBC News
NBC News
, the New York Post
New York Post
, and the National Enquirer . Twenty-two in total are exposed; five of them die. * September
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
September
21

* In Toulouse
Toulouse
, France, the AZote Fertilisant chemical factory explodes, killing 29 and seriously wounding over 2,500. * 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
September 11 attacks
.

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

OCTOBER

* 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 crashes over the Black Sea en route from Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
, Israel, to Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk
, Russia; 78 are killed. * October 7 – War in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
: The United States invades Afghanistan
Afghanistan
, with participation from other nations.

* October 8

* A twin engine Cessna
Cessna
and Scandinavian Airlines jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan
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
2001
anthrax attacks . * October 11 – The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection. * October 15 NASA
NASA
's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles (180 km) of Jupiter
Jupiter
's moon Io . * October 17 – Israeli tourism minister 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
Christmas Island
, killing 353 people.

* October 23

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

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

NOVEMBER

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

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

* November 10

* The People's Republic of China
China
is admitted to the World Trade Organization after 15 years of negotiations. * Heavy rains and mudslides in Algeria
Algeria
kill more than 900. * John Howard, the Prime Minister of Australia
Prime Minister of Australia
, is elected to a third term.

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

* November 12

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

* 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
Afghanistan
: Northern Alliance
Northern Alliance
fighters take over the capital Kabul
Kabul
. * November 20 – U.S. President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
dedicates the United States Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy
Robert F. Kennedy
on what would have been his 76th birthday. * 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
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

* 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

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

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

* December 11

* The People\'s Republic of China
China
joins the World Trade Organization . * The United States government indicts Zacarias Moussaoui
Zacarias Moussaoui
for involvement in the September 11 attacks
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

* 2001
2001
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
1972
Anti-Ballistic Missile
Missile
Treaty .

* 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
Mongolia
. * Argentine economic crisis : December riots : Riots erupt in Buenos Aires , Argentina
Argentina
.

* December 22

* Burhanuddin Rabbani , political leader of the Northern Alliance
Northern Alliance
, hands over power in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai
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
China
is granted permanent normal trade status with the United States. * 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
Lima
, Peru
Peru
, kills at least 291.

BIRTHS

JANUARY

* January 1 Angourie Rice , Australian actress * January 21 Jackson Brundage , American actor

FEBRUARY

* 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

* March 10 Alyssa Carson , astronaut trainee * March 17 Pietro Pellegri , Italian footballer * March 30 Anastasia Potapova , Russian tennis player

APRIL

* April 5 Robbie Tucker , American actor

MAY

* May 8 Jordyn Huitema , Canadian soccer player * May 24 Darren Espanto , Filipino singer and performer

JUNE

* June 1 Ed Oxenbould , Australian actor * June 21 Eleanor Worthington Cox , British actress * June 24 – Mo\'ne Davis , American athlete

JULY

* July 10 Isabela Moner , American actress

AUGUST

* August 23 Zaijian Jaranilla , Filipino actor

SEPTEMBER

* September
September
10 – Ajna Késely , Hungarian swimmer

OCTOBER

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

NOVEMBER

* November 27 Morgana Davies , Australian actress

DECEMBER

* December 1 Aiko, Princess Toshi of Japan * December 14 Joshua Rush , American actor * December 28 Madison De La Garza , American actress

DEATHS

Main article: Deaths in 2001
2001

JANUARY

Marie José of Belgium
Marie José of Belgium

* January 1 Ray Walston , American actor (b. 1914
1914
) * January 7 Charles Helou , President of Lebanon (b. 1913
1913
) * January 9 Paul Vanden Boeynants , 2-time Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1919
1919
)

* January 12

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

* January 16

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

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

FEBRUARY

Dale Earnhardt
Dale Earnhardt
Stanley Kramer
Stanley Kramer

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

* February 18

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

* February 19

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

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

MARCH

Ann Sothern William Hanna
William Hanna

* March 4 , Jean René Bazaine , French painter (b. 1904
1904
)

* March 12

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

* March 15

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

* March 18 – John Phillips , American singer-songwriter (b. 1935 ) * March 22 William Hanna
William Hanna
, American animator and businessman (b. 1910
1910
) * March 31 Clifford Shull , American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915
1915
)

APRIL

Joey Ramone

* April 7

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

* April 8 Van Stephenson , American singer-songwriter (b. 1953 ) * April 15 Joey Ramone , American musician and singer (b. 1951
1951
) * April 20 Giuseppe Sinopoli , Italian conductor and composer (b. 1946
1946
) * April 21 Jack Haley Jr. , American film director and producer (b. 1933) * April 26 Michele Alboreto , Italian racing driver (b. 1956
1956
) * April 29 Barend Biesheuvel , Dutch politician and corporate director, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1971–1973) (b. 1920
1920
)

MAY

Douglas Adams
Douglas Adams

* May 11 Douglas Adams
Douglas Adams
, English author (b. 1952
1952
) * May 12 Perry Como
Perry Como
, American singer (b. 1912
1912
) * May 13 R. K. Narayan , Indian novelist (b. 1906
1906
) * May 17 Jacques-Louis Lions , French mathematician (b. 1928
1928
) * May 24 Javier Urruticoechea , Spanish footballer (b. 1952
1952
) * May 31 Arlene Francis , American actress and game show panelist (b. 1907
1907
)

JUNE

Anthony Quinn Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon

* June 1 – King Birendra of Nepal (b. 1945
1945
) * June 2 Imogene Coca , American actress (b. 1908
1908
) * June 3 Anthony Quinn , Mexican-American actor (b. 1915
1915
) * June 4 – King Dipendra of Nepal (b. 1971
1971
) * June 7 Víctor Paz Estenssoro , President of Bolivia (b. 1907 ) * June 10 Leila Pahlavi
Leila Pahlavi
, Iranian princess (b. 1970
1970
) * June 17 Donald J. Cram , American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919
1919
)

* June 21

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

* June 27

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

* June 28

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

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

JULY

Edward Gierek

* July 1 Nikolay Basov , Soviet physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922
1922
) * July 11 - Herman Brood , Dutch musician (b. 1946
1946
) * July 21 - Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
, Indian actor (b. 1928
1928
) * July 24 Hiroshi Tsuburaya , Japanese actor (b. 1964
1964
) * July 26 Josef Klaus , 16th Chancellor of Austria (b. 1910
1910
) * July 28 Ahmed Sofa , Bangladeshi writer (b. 1943
1943
) * July 29 Edward Gierek , Polish politician (b. 1913
1913
) * July 31 Francisco da Costa Gomes , President of Portugal (b. 1914
1914
)

AUGUST

Jane Greer
Jane Greer
Aaliyah
Aaliyah

* August 1 Poul Anderson
Poul Anderson
, American author (b. 1926
1926
) * August 3 Frank Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford , British peer, politician and reformer (b. 1905
1905
) * August 4 Lorenzo Music , American voice actor (b. 1937
1937
)

* August 6

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

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

* August 25

* Aaliyah
Aaliyah
, R"> Christiaan Barnard
Christiaan Barnard
Troy Donahue Dorothy McGuire

* September
September
2

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

* September
September
3

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

* September
September
9 – Ahmad Shah Massoud
Ahmad Shah Massoud
, Afghan military commander (b. 1953
1953
)

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

* David Angell , American television producer (b. 1946) * Berry Berenson , American photographer (and widow of Anthony Perkins ) (b. 1948
1948
) * Daniel Lewin , American-Israeli mathematician and entrepreneur (b. 1970
1970
) * Barbara Olson , American television commentator (b. 1955)

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

* September
September
20

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

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

OCTOBER

Zhang Xueliang
Zhang Xueliang

* October 4 Blaise Alexander , American automobile racing driver (b. 1976
1976
) * October 15 Zhang Xueliang
Zhang Xueliang
, Chinese military figure (b. 1901
1901
) * October 22 Bertie Mee , English football player and coach (b. 1918
1918
) * October 24 Jaromil Jireš , Czechoslovak filmmaker (b. 1935
1935
)

NOVEMBER

Giovanni Leone George Harrison
George Harrison

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

* November 24

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

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

* November 29

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

DECEMBER

Léopold Sédar Senghor

* December 12 Josef Bican , Czech-Austrian footballer (b. 1913
1913
) * December 13 Chuck Schuldiner
Chuck Schuldiner
, American singer and guitarist (b. 1967
1967
) * December 16 Stuart Adamson , Scottish singer and guitarist ( Big Country ) (b. 1958
1958
) * December 18 Marcel Mule , French saxophonist (b. 1901) * December 20
December 20
Léopold Sédar Senghor , First president of Senegal (b. 1906
1906
)

* December 22

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

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

SPECIFIC DATE OF DEATH UNKNOWN

* Etan Patz was declared legally dead. He was an American child that disappeared on May 25, 1979. His disappearance sparked the missing children's movement.

NOBEL PRIZES

* 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
Tim Hunt
, and Paul Nurse
Paul Nurse
* Literature – V. S. Naipaul
V. S. Naipaul
* Peace – United Nations
United Nations
, Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan
* Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel – George Akerlof , Michael Spence , and Joseph Stiglitz
Joseph Stiglitz

REFERENCES

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Mac OS X Public Beta
Expires Today". Macobserver.com. Retrieved 2015-11-25. * ^ "23 Iraqis Reported Killed". Iraq; Great Britain: NYTimes.com. 2001-06-21. Retrieved 2015-11-25. * ^ "\'As Slow As Possible\': World\'s Longest Running Concert At St. Burchard Church Turns 10". The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post
. November 21, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2015. * ^ "Speech View". Defense.gov. Archived from the original on July 17, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-25.

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