The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died in 2005

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II (1920 - 2005)

264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005)

American activist
Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson (1937 - 2005)

American journalist and author
Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor (1940 - 2005)

American comedian and actor
Eddie Guerrero

Eddie Guerrero (1967 - 2005)

Mexican-American wrestler
Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson (1925 - 2005)

American TV host, writer and comedian
Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller (1915 - 2005)

American playwright and screenwriter
Mitch Hedberg

Mitch Hedberg (1968 - 2005)

American comedian and actor
Pat Morita

Pat Morita (1932 - 2005)

American actor
George Best

George Best (1946 - 2005)

Irish footballer
Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft (1931 - 2005)

American actress
Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross (1951 - 2005)

American singer, songwriter, and record producer
Natalee Holloway

Natalee Holloway (1986 - 2005)

American missing person
Edward Heath

Edward Heath (1916 - 2005)

English politician
Sunil Dutt

Sunil Dutt (1929 - 2005)

Indian actor and politician
Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker (1909 - 2005)

American theorist
Stanley Williams

Stanley Williams (1953 - 2005)

American criminal
Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm (1924 - 2005)

American educator, politician, and author
James Doohan

James Doohan (1920 - 2005)

Canadian-American actor
James Callaghan

James Callaghan (1912 - 2005)

British politician
Sandra Dee

Sandra Dee (1942 - 2005)

American actress
Bob Denver

Bob Denver (1935 - 2005)

American actor
William Rehnquist

William Rehnquist (1924 - 2005)

American lawyer and jurist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States
Michael P. Murphy

Michael P. Murphy (1976 - 2005)

U.S. Navy SEAL, first Medal of Honor recipient in the Afghanistan War
George F. Kennan

George F. Kennan (1904 - 2005)

American advisor, diplomat, political scientist and historian
John DeLorean

John DeLorean (1925 - 2005)

American engineer and businessman, founded the DeLorean Motor Company
Peter Jennings

Peter Jennings (1938 - 2005)

Canadian-American journalist
George Mikan

George Mikan (1924 - 2005)

American basketball player
Don Adams

Don Adams (1923 - 2005)

American actor and comedian
John Mills

John Mills (1908 - 2005)

English actor
Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis (1917 - 2005)

American actor and activist
Barbara Bel Geddes

Barbara Bel Geddes (1922 - 2005)

American actress and author
Joe Ranft

Joe Ranft (1960 - 2005)

American animator
Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal (1908 - 2005)

Austrian Nazi hunter
William Westmoreland

William Westmoreland (1914 - 2005)

American military commander
Virginia Mayo

Virginia Mayo (1920 - 2005)

American actress
Andrea Dworkin

Andrea Dworkin (1946 - 2005)

American activist and author
Paul Winchell

Paul Winchell (1922 - 2005)

Ventriloquist, voice ator, inventor
Gemini Ganesan

Gemini Ganesan (1920 - 2005)

Indian film actor (Tamil Nadu
Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow (1915 - 2005)

Canadian-American novelist
Ronnie Barker

Ronnie Barker (1929 - 2005)

English comedian and actor
Chris LeDoux

Chris LeDoux (1948 - 2005)

American singer-songwriter and rodeo performer
Kerry Packer

Kerry Packer (1937 - 2005)

Australian businessman
Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson (1906 - 2005)

American architect, designed the IDS Center and PPG Place