The year 2001 was the first year of the 21st century . The most formative event was the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in the USA, in which around 3,000 people were killed. The attacks are often referred to as a historic turning point and led to ongoing debates about domestic and foreign policy changes in both the USA and Europe. They led the war in Afghanistan into a new phase and served as the basis for the Iraq war that began two years later . On the basis of the event, tensions between the Muslim and Western world increased.
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Politics and world events
- January: the first World Social Forum of the opponents of globalization in Porto Alegre , Brazil
- Moritz Leuenberger becomes President of Switzerland. January 1:
- Greece . Accession to the Economic and Monetary Union - Greece is the twelfth country to introduce the euro as book money . January 1st:
- Bundeswehr begins basic training for women to use weapons. January 2: The
- US House of Representatives , newly elected in November, and the US Senate . For the next 17 days, a couple was represented for the first time in US history in both the executive branch (President Bill Clinton ) and the legislative branch (Senator Hillary Clinton ). January 3: First session of the
- Thai-Rak-Thai party of the telecommunications company Thaksin Shinawatra wins the parliamentary elections in Thailand . January 6: The
- Ariel Sharon is elected as the new Prime Minister of Israel . January 6th:
- US Vice President Al Gore , as chairman of the US Senate, announces the result of the election for US President : George W. Bush received 271 votes, Al Gore himself 266. A Democratic elector did not vote for Gore. January 6:
- John Agyekum Kufuor becomes President of Ghana . January 7th:
- January 14th: Dr. Jorge Sampaio is as president in Portugal re-elected.
- January 15th: The English language Wikipedia is founded.
- Jan. 17: California Governor Gray Davis declared because of the electricity crisis the state of emergency in the largest US state.
- January 20: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo becomes President of the Philippines .
- January 20: George W. Bush is sworn in as the new President of the USA .
- January 25: Armenia is admitted to the Council of Europe .
- January 25: Azerbaijan is admitted to the Council of Europe.
- January 26: Democratic Republic of the Congo . Joseph Kabila becomes President .
- José Maria Neves becomes Prime Minister of Cape Verde . February 2:
- February 7th: Ariel Sharon becomes Prime Minister of Israel.
- February 16: US and British warplanes bomb targets near Baghdad because Iraq violated its flight ban.
- February 16: Twelve people are killed in an attack on a Serbian bus in Kosovo .
- February 20: First local elections in Yemen
- February 25: Pedro Pires becomes President of Cape Verde.
- February 25: Republic of Moldova . Parliamentary elections
- February 26th: The Nice Treaty on preparations for the enlargement of the EU is signed. It comes into force in 2003.
- referendum in Switzerland, 76.8% of the voters vote against the constitutional initiative Yes to Europe and thus against Switzerland's EU accession negotiations. The turnout was 55.8%. March 4: In a
- Dileita Mohamed Dileita becomes Prime Minister in Djibouti . March 7th:
- March 12: UNESCO confirms that the Taliban destroyed the two largest Buddha statues in the world from the 5th century AD, the Buddha statues of Bamiyan in Afghanistan .
- March 16: The dispute between Qatar and Bahrain over the Hawar Islands is ended by a judgment of the International Court of Justice .
- March 16: The German-language Wikipedia is founded.
- March 27: Boungnang Vorachith becomes Prime Minister of Laos .
- March 31: President Bernard Dowiyogo of Nauru is overthrown by a vote of no confidence
- Vladimir Voronin becomes President of the Republic of Moldova. April 4:
- Silvia Cartwright becomes Governor General (Head of State) of New Zealand . April 4:
- Council for Sustainable Development to provide ongoing advice on questions of sustainability and sustainability strategy . April 4: In Berlin, the German Federal Government appoints the
- April 15: The investment protection and promotion agreement between Germany and El Salvador comes into force.
- April 21st: The importation of certain dog breeds into Germany is forbidden under threat of punishment in the law to combat dangerous dogs . The legislature is reacting to increased, sometimes fatal, attacks by fighting dogs on people.
- April 28: In an ambush commit Albanian rebels of the paramilitary organization UCK the massacre Vejce , with eight Macedonian special forces were killed in a bestial way. This event contributed significantly to the escalation of the Macedonia conflict in 2001 .
- April 29: Parliamentary elections in Senegal
- Serbia and Montenegro becomes a member of the World Bank . May 8:
- May 13th: General elections in Italy . Forza Italia party won the election under Silvio Berlusconi . This becomes head of government.
- May 13: Macedonia . 6. Government reshuffle
- May 22: Taliban consider compelling Hindus in Afghanistan to wear a tag.
- May 22nd: The interior ministers of the MEPA countries sign the "Joint Declaration", which regulates the organization and activities of the Central European Police Academy .
- May 29: King Abdullah II of Jordan is on a state visit to Germany.
- June 1st: Interim agreement between Macedonia and the EU
- Nepal . King Birendra and almost the whole family are killed by the son Birendra, who then kills himself. June 1st: Carnage in
- ACCOBAMS ) enters into force. June 1: The Convention for the Protection of the Whales of the Black Sea, Mediterranean and Adjacent Atlantic Zones (
- Gyanendra Bir Bikram becomes King of Nepal. June 4th: Prince
- British general election , the Labor Party celebrates a big victory with a low turnout. Tony Blair becomes the Labor Party's first Prime Minister to be re-elected after a full term in office. June 7th: In the
- Iran . Re-election of Mohammad Chātami as President June 8:
- JUNE 15: The German Federal Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" begins with the payment of financial compensation for forced labor in the era of National Socialism .
- June 15-16: A European Council meeting takes place in Gothenburg .
- June 16: Berlin's governing mayor Eberhard Diepgen is overthrown by a vote of no confidence in connection with the Berlin banking scandal . Klaus Wowereit will be his successor .
- June 17th: Parliamentary elections in Bulgaria
- June 20: Pervez Musharraf becomes head of state in Pakistan .
- June 20: Pakistan. Parliament is dissolved.
- June 21: As a result of previous care scandals, the German Bundestag passes the Care Quality Assurance Act . Nursing facilities are obliged, among other things, to set up a quality management system and have to submit to tests for performance and quality certificates.
- June 24: Ilir Meta becomes head of government in Albania .
- June 26: Chancellor Gerhard Schröder visits Ljubljana in Slovenia .
- June 28: Romania receives observer status in the OECD .
- June 28: Yugoslavia . Extradition of ex-President Slobodan Milošević to the International Criminal Court
- Kreil decision of the European Court of Justice , the first women in the German Armed Forces begin a career as an officer . July 2: After the
- Burundi by France to USD 830 million at a conference in Geneva , Switzerland July 6: Additional countries increase the USD 440 million pledged to
- 20.-22. July: In Genoa finds G8 -Wirtschaftsgipfel instead. He gained notoriety for the brutality of parts of the Italian police and the demonstrators
- July 23: Indonesia . Abdurrahman Wahid loses his office as president. Ms. Megawati Sukarnoputri becomes the new president
- July 24: Bulgaria . The former Tsar Simeon II is elected Prime Minister
- July 28th: Dr. Alejandro Toledo Manrique is president in Peru
- Taliban shut down a Shelter Now International agency in Afghanistan and arrest 24 employees for attempting to convert Muslims to Christianity . This activity can be punished with death in Afghanistan August 5: The
- Bolivia . President Banzer resigns due to serious illness August 6:
- August 13: Macedonians and Albanians sign the Ohrid Framework Agreement
- August 14: Mexico . Constitutional amendment comes into force
- August 27: Macedonia . Start of NATO operation "Essential Harvest" (weapons collection)
- August 30: Elections for the Constituent Assembly in East Timor
- France-Albert René is confirmed in office as President of the Seychelles September 2:
- September 10: Parliamentary elections in Norway
- September 11th: Terrorist attacks on September 11th 2001 in the USA on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in the USA cause around 3,000 deaths
- September 15: A gunman murdered the American entrepreneur Balbir Singh Sodhi in Mesa, Arizona , because he believed the avowed Sikh to be a Muslim.
- September 18: In the United States, the series of anthrax attacks begins with the dispatch of the first letters containing anthrax .
- SEPTEMBER 21: Arnold Ruutel will President in Estonia
- September 23: Parliamentary elections in Poland
- SEPTEMBER 24: The free trade agreement between Jordan and United States comes into force
- September 27: Friedrich Leibacher murdered 14 politicians with a sports rifle in the Zug assassination attempt
- Swissair fleet remained on the ground as Swissair can no longer finance ongoing flight operations. The so-called grounding brought about by Phoenix had arrived and shocked the entire Swiss nation. The damage to the entire grounding amounts to around 21 million Swiss francs. October 2: The
- October 4th: Macedonia. Start of NATO operation "Amber Fox"
- Operation Enduring Freedom in response to the September 11th attacks October 7th: US begins
- October 11: King Abdullah II of Jordan on a state visit to Germany
- October 15: Japan's Prime Minister Jun'ichirō Koizumi apologizes in South Korea by laying a wreath for the atrocities perpetrated by the Japanese during the occupation of Korea between 1910 and 1945.
- October 17: The Israeli tourism minister, Rechaw'am Ze'ewi, dies in an assassination attempt . It is being carried out by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine during the Second Intifada .
- October 19: Parliamentary elections in Mongolia
- October 19: Kjell Magne Bondevik becomes Prime Minister of Norway
- October 19: Leszek Miller becomes head of government in Poland
- October 20: Serbia and Montenegro becomes a member of the IMF (International Monetary Fund)
- October 29: The Stabilization and Association Agreement between Croatia and the EU is signed in Luxembourg
- New elections in Singapore November 3:
- Northern Ireland , the Police Service of Northern Ireland replaces the Royal Ulster Constabulary as police. November 4: In
- Azerbaijan parliamentary elections November 5th:
- Michael Bloomberg is elected by voters to succeed Rudolph Giuliani as Mayor of New York City . November 6: Billionaire
- November 10: Australia . Elections to the House of Representatives
- November 24th: Azerbaijan. Murtuz Aleskerov is elected President of Parliament
- November 25th: Leonie Aviat is canonized by Pope John Paul II .
- November 27: Beginning of the Afghanistan conference "UN Talks on Afghanistan" on the Petersberg near Koenigswinter
- November 30th: Macedonia. 7. Government reshuffle
- parliamentary election in Taiwan ends with the victory of the Democratic Progressive Party of President Chen Shui-bian, who was elected the previous year . December 1: The
- December 2nd: Referendum in Switzerland to abolish the army
- United National Front wins the general election in Sri Lanka . December 5: The
- EU - Japan Action Plan" December 8: Adoption of the "
- December 11: The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization ( WTO) .
- December 13: A terrorist attack is carried out on the Indian Parliament in New Delhi, killing 14 people, including the perpetrators.
- December 14: In France is the first country euro - starter in nominal value issued from 15.25 euros at the price of 100 French francs. However, it will only be possible to pay with the coins from January 1, 2002.
- December 16: Parliamentary elections in Chile
- December 16: Presidential election in Madagascar
- December 17th: In Germany, the Euro starter kits with a face value of 10.23 euros are issued at a price of 20.00 German marks .
- December 19: During the Argentina crisis , violence breaks out in Buenos Aires among cacerolazos, who are massively supported by the population, against restricting cash withdrawals. Including the following day, 28 people die. The government only allows a maximum of 250 pesos per week to be withdrawn per account in the so-called Corralito in order to limit the escape into US dollars .
- December 19: In Mongolia , Tosentsengel measured 1,085.7 hectopascals of air pressure , the highest value in the world to date.
- December 20: The basic military service in the German armed forces is shortened by the parliament from ten to nine months.
- December 22: The German Bundestag approves the deployment of German armed forces to implement Resolution 1386 of the UN Security Council with a large majority. The dispatch of troops to Afghanistan means the first non-European combat mission for members of the armed forces .
- December 22: In Kabul is Hamid Karzai appointed head of the transitional government
- December 23rd: Comoros . Adoption of the new constitution by referendum
- December 27: Elections in Zambia
- December 31: Latvia . The OSCE observation is ended
- Volvo Group acquires the commercial vehicle division of Renault . Europe's largest commercial vehicle manufacturer is created. January 2: The
- Algeria and Germany sign a maritime shipping agreement. March 7:
- March 18: The Ver.di union is founded in Berlin .
- March 29: Incheon Airport , South Korea's largest airport, opens.
- June 11: Change becomes mandatory in German nuclear policy . The federal government and four operators of nuclear power plants conclude the agreement to phase out nuclear energy on the basis of the nuclear consensus of 14 June 2000th
- JULY 23: takeover of Dresdner Bank by Allianz AG
- July 25: In Germany, with the exception of fixed book prices, there are now no state restrictions on granting discounts or free goods . The discount law , which has been in force since 1933, and the bonus regulation have been repealed.
- September 14: Ansett Australia , which is a strong domestic airline in Australia, has to cease its air traffic due to lower passenger numbers after the terrorist attacks in the USA . Your bankruptcy is the result.
- September 17: The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 lead to a severe slump in stock market prices in the country.
- Swissair's planes remain on the ground as Swissair can no longer finance ongoing flight operations. October 2:
- Grimsel Pass is blown up. The largest blast in Swiss history to date removed 150,000 cubic meters of rock and averted the risk of further rock falls . October 4th: The rocky outcrop called Chapf on the road over the
- October 18: The commercially used earth observation satellite QuickBird is launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base .
- November 28: The energy supplier E.ON Bayern is established in Regensburg from the merger of the regional companies Isar-Amperwerke , Energieversorgung Oberfranken , OBAG , Überlandwerk Unterfranken and the large Franconian power station .
- Merger of Walter Bau AG with Dywidag
science and technology
- spaceship into Earth orbit on the Shenzhou 2 mission . In addition to planned scientific experiments , the life support systems of the spaceship will be tested by three animals housed inside the re-entry capsule. January 9: The People's Republic of China launches a
- February 12: The US space probe NEAR lands successfully on the surface of the asteroid Eros after a year in orbit
- February 15: As part of the human genome project , a preliminary working version of the entire human genome is presented
- March 10th: The Free Software Foundation Europe is founded
- March 23: After 15 years in orbit, the Mir space station is deliberately crashed and burned up over the Pacific
- April 28th: May 8th: Dennis Tito , the first space tourist in space travel history, completes his space flight to the International Space Station ISS
- June 21: Total solar eclipse in southern Africa
- June 26: The foundation stone for the Ukrainian Catholic University is laid in Lviv in the presence of Pope John Paul II .
- August 15: After more than 60 years, Zeppelin resumes passenger flight operations with the Zeppelin NT
- August 24: On the way from Toronto to Lisbon , an Airbus A330 on Air Transat flight 236 over the Atlantic ran out of fuel . After the previously longest glide of a jet aircraft , the pilot can use the machine with 293 passengers and 13 members on board crew on the Azores island Terceira emergency landing .
- Suez Canal Bridge over the Suez Canal is ceremoniously released by the Egyptian President Husni Mubarak . October 9: The
- October 22: The German BIRD - satellite is in its orbit brought. He can detect fires on earth through infrared radiation .
- October 23: Apple's iPod hits the market.
- October 25th: Microsoft releases Windows XP as the first private user system in the NT series.
- November 30: The first person whose heart was completely replaced by a heart implant dies on the 152nd day after the artificial organ is implanted in a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky .
- satellite TIMED is to study the dynamics of the Earth's atmosphere by the California Vandenberg Air Force Base from a Delta II - launcher starts. Dec. 7: The
- December 14th: Annular solar eclipse in Central America
- December 22nd: The first cloned cat is born,
- The National Park Center in Molln opens. It is the largest wooden atrium in Austria
- November 30th: Later convicted serial killer Gary Ridgway is arrested in the United States after traces of DNA match his saliva samples in four victims . In the end, 49 people fell victim to the Green River Killer .
- December 22nd: Terrorist Richard Reid tries to crash American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami with 197 people on board with plastic explosives hidden in his shoes . A flight attendant notices Reid's detonation maneuver and prevents the attack.
- Foundation of the National Ethics Council of Germany
- Introduction of World Men’s Day
- Society, economy and science: For 2001 there were 125 confirmed cases of BSE ("mad cow disease") in Germany.
- April 17th: Founding of Bookcrossing by the American Ron Hornbaker
- May 23rd: Grand opening of the Museum of Fantasy in Bernried
- May 23: Grand opening of the Baha'i Hanging Gardens at the Baha'i World Center in Haifa , Israel
- June 22nd: The Volxtheatercaravan is arrested by the Italian police.
- November 22nd: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone opens in German cinemas
- December 15: After more than eleven years of work to secure the structure , the Leaning Tower of Pisa is reopened to the public for ascent
- The Paul-Löbe-Haus opens
- First award of the German Language Culture Prize
- The federal competition Our city is blossoming for the first time
- The book Verschwende Deine Jugend , a documentary novel about German punk and new wave, is published
- The National Museum of Australia opens.
- The Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires opens.
- hip-hop label Aggro Berlin is founded. January 1st: The
- May: The fourth European Youth Choir Festival takes place in Basel .
- Melanie Thornton dies in a plane crash.
- Audioslave is founded by Chris Cornell and the Rage Against the Machine members.
- Tanel Padar & Dave Benton win the 46th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest for Estonia on May 12th in Copenhagen with the song Everybody .
- Aaliyah dies in a plane crash, aged just 22.
- Brandy and Ray J land a top 5 worldwide hit with Another Day in Paradise .
- New Order release their successful comeback album Get Ready , the successor to the 1993 album Republic .
See also: Number one hits 2001 in Australia , Belgium , Denmark , Germany , Finland , France , Greece , Ireland , Italy , Japan , Canada , New Zealand , the Netherlands , Norway , Austria , Poland , Portugal , Romania , Sweden , the Switzerland , Singapore , Spain , Hungary , the United States and the United Kingdom .
See also: Category: Music 2001
- February 21: The future Pope Francis and Karl Lehmann , chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, are accepted into the College of Cardinals.
See also: Category: Religion 2001
For entries of athletics world records, see the respective discipline under athletics .
- German soccer champions : men: FC Bayern Munich , women: 1. FFC Frankfurt
- DFB Cup winners : men: FC Schalke 04 , women: 1. FFC Frankfurt
- German ice hockey champions : men: Adler Mannheim , women: TV Kornwestheim
- Ice hockey world champions : men: Czech Republic , women: Canada , U20 juniors: Czech Republic, U18 juniors: Russia
- Tour de France winner: Lance Armstrong
- The SC Magdeburg is the first East German club to become all-German handball champions.
- January 21: Jutta Kleinschmidt becomes the first woman to win the Dakar Rally
- January 27: Vitali Klitschko wins his boxing match against Orlin Norris in the Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle , Munich , Germany , by knockout.
- February 25: At the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti , Johann Mühlegg, who starts for Spain, wins the gold medal in the 50 km freestyle .
- 52nd Formula 1 World Championship is held March 4 to October 14: The
- March 24th: Wladimir Klitschko wins his boxing match against Derrick Jefferson in the Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle in Munich, Germany, through a technical knockout.
- Energie Cottbus ) competes without a single German player. April 6th: For the first time in the history of the Bundesliga, a team (
- 53rd FIM World Motorbike Road Championship is held April 8 to November 3: The
- April 11: The Australian soccer team wins an official FIFA soccer match against American Samoa with a record 31-0.
- April 22nd: Hasim Rahman wins his boxing match and world heavyweight title against Lennox Lewis in Carnival City , Brakpan , South Africa , by knockout.
- 19.-26. May: The VI. Arafura Games take place in Darwin , Australia .
- May 23: FC Bayern Munich wins the 2000/01 UEFA Champions League . In the final, Valencia CF is defeated 6-5 on penalties.
- May 23: The Frenchman Marco Siffredi is the first person to succeed in a snowboard descent from Mount Everest .
- June 23rd: The 22nd European Athletics Cup begins in Bremen's Weser Stadium (until June 24th)
- July 28: At the World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka , the Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to receive six gold medals at the world championships, three in individual competitions and three as a relay swimmer.
- August 4th: Wladimir Klitschko wins his boxing match against Charles Shufford , USA , in Mandalay Bay , Las Vegas , Nevada , USA, through a technical knockout.
- August 13: The AufSchalke arena opens in Gelsenkirchen . It is the first stadium of this size to be built without public funding by the FC Schalke 04 club .
- August 19: Michael Schumacher wins his fourth Formula 1 world title
- November 17: Lennox Lewis wins his boxing match and world heavyweight title against Hasim Rahman in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, by knockout.
- November 27th: Bayern Munich wins the 2001 World Cup against Boca Juniors with a 1-0 draw.
- December 8th: Vitali Klitschko wins his boxing match against Ross Puritty in the Arena Oberhausen , Oberhausen , Germany, by technical knockout.
- JANUARY 13: An earthquake measuring 7.7 in El Salvador . 852 dead.
- JANUARY 26: An earthquake measuring 7.7 in Gujarat , India . approx. 20,000 dead.
- February 13: A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck El Salvador . 315 dead.
- March 15: Serious explosions occur on the Brazilian oil rig Petrobras 36 . Five days later the construction sinks.
- May 24th: At a wedding event in Jerusalem , the floor of an event hall gives way and falls, including the guests on it, four floors down. 25 people are killed and 250 injured.
- June 23: An 8.4 magnitude earthquake near the coast of Peru . 138 dead.
- Vladivostok Avia flight 352 : In Irkutsk , a Tupolev Tu-154 of the Vladivostok Avia crashes on its third attempt to land. All 145 people on board die. July 4:
- September 11: Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001 : On the morning of September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack by Islamists was carried out simultaneously in New York , Washington, DC and near Pittsburgh . Four passenger jets are hijacked, two of which are driven into the towers of the World Trade Center (WTC), which then collapses, and one into the Pentagon . The fourth plane crashes without reaching its destination. A total of around 3,000 people died in the attacks.
- September 21: Toulouse , France . An explosion in Toulouse damages large parts of the city in a chemical accident; 31 people die, several thousand are injured.
- Air crash in Milan-Linate , Italy . An MD-87 , on the way to Copenhagen , Denmark , collided during take-off with a German Cessna, which mistakenly used the wrong runway in the thick fog. The machines immediately catch fire. All 118 people on board die, as do four ground crew members. October 8:
- October 19: The sinking of an Indonesian fishing boat south of Java , overcrowded with 397 people, drowned 353 people in stormy seas, 44 could be rescued. The passengers wanted to be granted asylum in Australia as Iraqi refugees .
- October 24th: Fire disaster in the Gotthard Pass tunnel.
- November 12: An Airbus A300 , American Airlines Flight 587 to Santo Domingo , Dominican Republic , crashes into an inhabited area in New York City , USA , less than three minutes after taking off from John F. Kennedy International Airport . All 260 people on board and five residents die.
- November 24: Plane crash in Bassersdorf Switzerland the Crossair Flight 3597 with 24 dead
- December 29th: The demonstration of fireworks leads to a catastrophic fire in Lima , killing 282 and injuring 134 people.
First half of the year
- Kim Sindermann , German soccer player January 1st:
- Xavier Amaechi , English soccer player January 5th:
- Eric García , Spanish soccer player January 9:
- Rodrygo , Brazilian soccer player January 9:
- January 11th: Wiktor Zieliński , Polish pool player
- January 12th: Marit Crajé , Dutch handball player
- January 14th: Anssi Suhonen , Finnish soccer player
- January 14th: Alexander Türk , young German actor
- January 15: Alaa Bakir , German-Jordanian football player
- January 18th: Celine Rieder , German swimmer
- January 21: Jackson Brundage , American actor
- January 24th: Jelena Vujičić , Montenegrin ski racer
- January 26th: Ai Ogura , Japanese motorcycle racer
- Oscar Schönfelder , German soccer player February 5:
- Pedro De la Vega , Argentinian soccer player February 7th:
- February 14th: Klaudia Pintér , Hungarian handball player
- February 18: Klara Andrijašević , Croatian athlete
- February 18th: Ayuka Kamoda , Japanese ski jumper
- February 21: Isabella Acres , American actress and voice actress
- February 22nd: Abigail Strate , Canadian ski jumper
- February 27: Johann Ngounou Djayo , German soccer player
- Žak Mogel , Slovenian ski jumper March 2nd:
- Charles Milesi , French racing car driver March 4th:
- Aryana Engineer , Canadian child actress March 6:
- Dominik Keim , German handball player March 9:
- Jeon So-mi , South Korean pop singer March 9:
- Tabea Willemsen , German actress March 9th:
- March 19: Dean Campbell , Scottish soccer player
- March 30th: Giovanni Franzoni , Italian ski racer
- Can Bozdoğan , German soccer player April 5:
- Joshua Steiger , Austrian soccer player April 6:
- Iossif Abramov , Russian billiards player April 9:
- April 10: Ayman Azhil , Moroccan-German football player
- April 12th: Anna Twardosz , Polish ski jumper
- April 13th: Noah Katterbach , German soccer player
- April 14: Yannick Rau , German actor
- April 18: Max Oehler , German handball player
- April 21: Maria Quezada , American actress
- April 23: Rio Setō , Japanese ski jumper
- April 23: Aniya Wendel , German actress
- April 26: Thiago Almada , Argentinian soccer player
- Paula Hartmann , German actress May 2nd:
- Finn Hummel , German handball goalkeeper May 3:
- May 10: Lucas Légeret , Swiss racing driver
- May 16: Katra Komar , Slovenian ski jumper
- May 19: Selina Freitag , German ski jumper
- May 21: Ingeborg Grünwald , Austrian athlete
- Anika Schwörer , Swiss volleyball player June 1st:
- Philip Noah Schwarz , young German actor June 4th:
Second half of the year
- Abraham Attah , Ghanaian actor July 2nd:
- July 10: Isabela Moner , American actress
- July 14th: Louis Uber , German telemarker
- July 15: Kay Bruhnke , German basketball player
- July 16: Konrad de la Fuente , American Haitian soccer player
- July 18: Faride Alidou , German-Togolese soccer player
- July 18: Enzo Fittipaldi , Brazilian racing car driver
- July 20: Lydia Stemmler , German volleyball player
- July 23: Maximilian Großer , German soccer player
- July 24th: Nadja Maier , German actress
- July 25: Alena Pfanz , German actress
- Ty Simpkins , American actor August 6:
- Jerneja Brecl , Slovenian ski jumper August 9:
- August 11: Sanjin Pehlivanović , Bosnian-Herzegovinian pool player
- August 13: Jonah Fabisch , German-Zimbabwean football player
- August 16: Cole Jensen , American actor
- August 16: Amadou Onana , Belgian-Senegalese soccer player
- August 16: Jannik Sinner , Italian tennis player
- August 17: Drew Justice , American actor and model
- August 26th: Hanna Staub , German skeleton skier
- August 28: Uladsislau Schopik , Belarusian pool player
- Tenzing Norgay Trainor , American actor and voice actor September 4:
- Jason Dupasquier , Swiss motorcycle racer († 2021) September 7th:
- September 11th: Mackenzie Aladjem , American actress
- September 18: Hunor Farkas , Romanian ski jumper
- September 19: Taylor Geare , American actress
- September 20: Paul Sundheim , German actor
- September 23: Marco Rossi , Austrian ice hockey player
- September 23: Nick Julius Schuck , German actor
- September 27th: Anna Buter , Dutch handball player
- October 11: Daniel Maldini , Italian soccer player
- October 12: Raymond Ochoa , American actor and voice actor
- October 13: Celestino Vietti , Italian motorcycle racer
- October 21: Ashley Liao , American actress
- October 25th: Elisabeth of Belgium , Belgian Crown Princess
- October 27: Teilor Grubbs , American actress
- October 30: Jaheem Toombs , American actor
- Tom Gamble , British racing car driver November 7th:
- Johannes Lamparter , Austrian Nordic combined athlete November 8th:
- Luna Schaller , German actress November 9th:
- November 12th: Raffey Cassidy , British actress
- November 13th: Francesco Cecon , Italian ski jumper
- November 14: Chloe Lang , American actress and dancer
- November 15th: Jeremy Alcoba , Spanish motorcycle racer
- November 16: Mialitiana Clerc , Malagasy-French ski racer
- November 22nd: Kamila Karpiel , Polish ski jumper
- November : Luna Jordan , German actress
- Alice Robinson , New Zealand ski racer December 1st:
- Luis Foege , German handball player December 2nd:
- Nicolò Rovella , Italian football player December 4th:
- Marouan Azarkan , Dutch football player December 8th:
- Noa Pothoven , Dutch activist and author († 2019) December 8th:
- December 18: Billie Eilish , American singer-songwriter
- December 28: Madison De La Garza , American actress
- December 31: Magdalena Łuczak , Polish ski racer
- Louise Sophie Arnold , German actress
- Mila Böhning , German actress
- Noah Kraus , German actor
- Andreas Maier , handball player
- Anne Sophie Triesch , German actress
This is a list of the most important people who passed away in 2001. For a more detailed list see Nekrolog 2001 .
- Ray Walston , American actor (born 1914) January 1:
- William P. Rogers , US Secretary of State (* 1913) January 2:
- Alexandra Adler , neurologist, psychiatrist and specialist in brain trauma (* 1901) January 4th:
- Les Brown , American big band leader (born 1912) January 4:
- Alfred Neumann , GDR politician, Minister for Materials Management of the GDR (* 1909) January 4th:
- Perry Schwartz , American football player (born 1915) January 4:
- Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe , British philosopher (* 1919) January 5:
- Paul Vanden Boeynants , Belgian Prime Minister (* 1919) January 9:
- January 10: Bryan Gregory , American musician (* 1955)
- January 10: Arnold Kempkens , German composer and conductor (* 1923)
- January 11th: Louis Krages , German racing car driver and businessman (* 1949)
- January 12: Luiz Bonfá , Brazilian composer and guitarist (* 1922)
- January 12: William Hewlett , American industrialist, founder of Hewlett-Packard (* 1913)
- January 12: Adhemar Ferreira da Silva , Brazilian athlete (* 1927)
- January 14: Karl Bednarik , Austrian painter and writer (* 1915)
- January 14th: Burkhard Heim , German explosives technician, physicist and scholar (* 1925)
- January 14th: Vic Wilson , British racing car driver (* 1931)
- January 16: Laurent-Désiré Kabila , from 1997 to 2001 President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (* 1939)
- January 17: Gregory Corso , American poet (born 1930)
- January 17: Willy Daetwyler , Swiss automobile racing driver and entrepreneur (* 1919)
- January 21: Sandy Baron , American film, TV and stage actor (* 1937)
- January 21: Ludwig Engelhardt , German sculptor (* 1924)
- January 21: John Arthur Love , American politician (* 1916)
- January 23: Jack McDuff , American jazz organist (* 1926)
- January 24th: Eduard Schütz , German theologian (* 1928)
- January 26: Arnim André , German actor and voice actor (* 1943)
- January 26: Ingeborg Bingener , German author and politician (Die Tierschutzpartei) (* 1922)
- January 27: André Prévost , Canadian composer (* 1934)
- January 28: Ivan Prasko , Ukrainian bishop (* 1914)
- January 29th: Jean-Pierre Aumont , French actor and screenwriter (* 1911)
- January 29: Max Weiler , Austrian painter (* 1910)
- January 30th: Hartmut Reck , German film actor and voice actor (* 1932)
- January 31: Evelyn Holt , German actress (* 1906)
- January 31: Heinz Starke , German politician (* 1911)
- JJ Johnson , American jazz musician (born 1924) February 4:
- Ernie McCoy , American racing car driver (* 1921) February 4:
- Tomás Rivera Morales , Puerto Rican composer, cuatro player and music teacher (* 1927) February 4th:
- Joe Menke , German music producer and pop composer (* 1925) February 6:
- Kurt Neuwald , chairman of the regional association of Jewish communities in Westphalia-Lippe (* 1906) February 6:
- Marianne Breslauer , German photographer (* 1909) February 7th:
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh , wife, copilot and navigator of Charles A. Lindbergh (* 1906) February 7:
- Giuseppe Casoria , Italian cardinal (* 1908) February 8:
- Tisa von der Schulenburg , German artist and religious sister (* 1903) February 8:
- Herbert A. Simon , American social scientist, Nobel laureate in economics (* 1916) February 9:
- February 10: Abraham D. Beame , American politician (* 1906)
- February 11: Maurice Zermatten , Swiss writer (* 1910)
- February 12: Kristina Söderbaum , Swedish actress (* 1912)
- February 13: Manuela , German pop singer (* 1943)
- February 14: Ali Artuner , Turkish football goalkeeper (* 1944)
- February 14: Richard Laymon , American writer (* 1947)
- February 16: Helen Vita , German chansonniere, actress and cabaret artist (* 1928)
- February 17th: Richard Wurmbrand , Romanian theologian (* 1909)
- February 18: Hermann Adler , German writer and publicist (* 1911)
- February 18: Balthus , Polish-French painter (* 1908)
- February 18: Dale Earnhardt , American racing driver (* 1951)
- February 19: Theophilus Beckford , Jamaican pianist (* 1935)
- February 19: Stanley Kramer , American director and film producer (* 1913)
- February 19: Charles Trenet , French singer, composer, poet and painter (* 1913)
- February 20: Karl Hasel , German forest scientist (* 1909)
- February 21: José Alí Lebrún Moratinos , Venezuelan Archbishop of Caracas and Cardinal (* 1919)
- February 22nd: John Aloysius Fahey , American fingerstyle guitarist and composer, musicologist and record label founder (* 1939)
- February 23: Sergio Mantovani , Italian racing driver (* 1929)
- February 24: Jörg K. Hoensch , German historian (* 1935)
- February 24: Claude Elwood Shannon , American mathematician (* 1916)
- February 25: Archie Randolph Ammons , American university professor and poet (born 1926)
- February 25: Paul Huber , Swiss composer (* 1918)
- February 25: Sigurd Rascher , German saxophonist (* 1907)
- February 26: Georg Brauer , German chemist (* 1908)
- February 26: Jale İnan , Turkish archaeologist (* 1914)
- February 26: Duke Nalon , American racing car driver (* 1913)
- February 26: Arturo Uslar Pietri , Venezuelan writer, diplomat and politician (* 1906)
- February 27: Jean-Louis Ricci , French racing car driver (* 1944)
- February : Max Mabillard , Swiss journalist (* 1945)
- Gerardo Barbero , Argentine chess player (* 1961) March 4th:
- James A. Rhodes , American politician (* 1909) March 4:
- Frances Marr Adaskin , Canadian pianist (* 1900) March 8:
- Ninette de Valois , Irish classical ballet dancer and founder of the Royal Ballet (* 1898) March 8:
- March 11: Tatjana Lietz , Latvian-German painter, language and art teacher (* 1916)
- March 12: Charles Dobias , Canadian violinist (* 1914)
- March 12: Robert Ludlum , American writer, actor and producer (* 1927)
- March 16: Juliette Huot , Canadian actress (* 1912)
- March 18: Kurt Muthspiel , Austrian choir teacher and composer (* 1931)
- March 18: Bernd Rabe , German jazz musician (* 1927)
- March 21: Barbara Cramer-Nauhaus , German English scholar and translator (* 1927)
- March 21: Heinrich Krebs , German judge at the German Federal Social Court (* 1910)
- March 22nd: Sabiha Gökçen , first Turkish female pilot and first female fighter pilot in the world (* 1913)
- March 22nd: William Hanna , American animator and producer (* 1910)
- March 23: David McTaggart , Canadian Greenpeace activist and official (* 1932)
- March 24: Birgit Åkesson , Swedish dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and dance researcher (* 1908)
- March 25: Adam Berberich , German politician (* 1914)
- March 26th: Fredy Reyna , Venezuelan cuatro player and music teacher (* 1917)
- March 26: Piotr Sobociński , Polish cameraman (* 1958)
- March 27: Boris Wiktorowitsch Rauschenbach , Soviet physicist (* 1915)
- March 28: George Connor , American racing car driver (* 1906)
- March 28: Helge Ingstad , Norwegian archaeologist, writer and adventurer (* 1899)
- March 28: Friedrich Schiedel , German entrepreneur and patron (* 1913)
- March 29: Edward Frederick Anderson , American botanist (* 1931)
- March 29: John Lewis , American jazz musician (pianist and composer) (* 1920)
- March 29: Billy Sanders , British singer (* 1934)
- March 31: Gillian Dobb , American actress (* 1929)
- March 31: Clifford Shull , American physicist (* 1915)
- March 31: Rob Stolk , Dutch activist (* 1946)
- Martin Christoffel , Swiss chess player (* 1922) April 3:
- Aldo Olivieri , Italian football player and coach (* 1910) April 5:
- Yevgeny Malinin , Russian conductor, music teacher and violinist (* 1930) April 6:
- Beatrice Straight , American actress (* 1914) April 7:
- Emil Carlebach , German resistance fighter in Buchenwald, Member of the Bundestag and journalist (* 1914) April 9:
- April 11: Joe Viola , American jazz musician (* 1920)
- April 12th: Harvey Ball , American inventor of the "smiley" (* 1921)
- April 15: Joey Ramone , American singer in the band Ramones (* 1951)
- April 15: Alberto Rey , Chilean harpist (* 1915)
- April 16: Klaus Kindler , German actor and voice actor (* 1930)
- April 17th: Vera Brühne , alleged German double murderer (* 1910)
- April 18: Billy Mitchell , American jazz saxophonist (* 1926)
- April 19: Edith Picht-Axenfeld , German harpsichordist (* 1914)
- April 19: Meldrim Thomson , American politician (* 1912)
- April 20: Irène Joachim , French soprano (* 1913)
- April 20: Giuseppe Sinopoli , Italian conductor, composer, medic and archaeologist (* 1946)
- April 22nd: Ludvig Nielsen , Norwegian composer and organist (* 1906)
- April 22: Heiko Augustinus Oberman , Dutch church historian (* 1930)
- April 23: Lennart Folke Alfons Atterwall , Swedish athlete (* 1911)
- April 23: Albert Oeckl , German professor (* 1909)
- April 23: Raymund Schmitt , German President of the District Assembly of Lower Franconia (* 1930)
- April 23: Carl Zimmerer , German economist (* 1926)
- April 24: Paul Thieme , German Indologist (* 1905)
- April 25: Kow Nkensen Arkaah , Ghanaian politician (* 1927)
- April 25: Michele Alboreto , Italian racing driver (* 1956)
- April 28: Marie Jahoda , Austrian sociologist (* 1907)
- April 28: Evelyn Künneke , German singer, dancer and actress (* 1921)
- April 29: Andy Phillip , American basketball player (born 1922)
- April 30: Andreas Kupfer , German soccer player (* 1914)
- April : Mick Franke , German musician (* 1955)
- Wolfgang Greese , German actor (* 1926) May 2:
- Heinz te Laake , German artist of painting, kinetics and sculpture (* 1925) May 2:
- Helmuth Herold , German interpreter and teacher of the harmonica (* 1928) May 3:
- Billy Higgins , American jazz drummer (born 1936) May 3:
- Rudi Strahl , German playwright, narrator and poet (* 1931) May 4:
- Boozoo Chavis , American musician (* 1930) May 5:
- Bill Homeier , American racing driver (* 1918) May 5:
- Elisabeth Reichelt , German chamber singer and coloratura soprano (* 1910) May 7th:
- Heinz Bethge , German physicist (* 1919) May 9:
- Johannes Poethen , German writer (* 1928) May 9:
- Nikos Sampson , Cypriot politician, President of the Republic of Cyprus (* 1935) May 9:
- May 10: Werner Schuster , German politician (* 1939)
- May 10: Kurt Ziesel , Austrian journalist (* 1911)
- May 11: Douglas Adams , English writer (* 1952)
- May 11: Klaus Schlesinger , German writer and journalist (* 1937)
- May 12: Perry Como , American singer (born 1912)
- May 12: Alexei Andrejewitsch Tupolew , Russian aircraft designer (* 1925)
- May 13: Rogelio Martínez Díaz , Cuban guitarist and singer and band leader (* 1905)
- May 13: Jason Anthony Miller , American actor and playwright (born 1939)
- May 14: Mortimer Morris-Goodall , British automobile racing driver (* 1907)
- May 14: Ettore Puricelli , Uruguayan-Italian football player and coach (* 1916)
- May 19: Eliza Hansen , German piano teacher, pianist and harpsichordist (* 1909)
- May 19: Hans Mayer , German literary scholar, lawyer, social researcher, critic (* 1907)
- May 23: Harald Bergström , Swedish mathematician (* 1908)
- May 23: Juan Bruno Tarraza , Cuban pianist and composer (* 1912)
- May 24th: Wolfgang Kimmig , German prehistorian (* 1910)
- May 26: Johann Ludwig Atrops , German engineer (* 1921)
- May 26: Vittorio Brambilla , Italian motorcycle and automobile racing driver (* 1937)
- May 26: Alberto Korda , Cuban photographer (* 1928)
- May 27: Gilles Lefebvre , Canadian violinist (* 1922)
- May 28: Tony Ashton , British rock musician (born 1946)
- May 28: Francis Bebey , French musician and writer of Cameroonian origin (* 1929)
- May 28: Francisco Varela , Chilean biologist and philosopher (* 1946)
- Birendra , King of Nepal (* 1945) June 1:
- Anthony Quinn , American film actor (born 1915) June 3:
- Friedl Rinder , German chess player (* 1905) June 3:
- John Hartford , American songwriter (born 1937) June 4:
- Felicitas Kukuck , German composer (* 1914) June 4th:
- Douglas Lilburn , New Zealand composer (* 1915) June 6:
- Otto Heinrich Treumann , German-Dutch graphic artist (* 1919) June 6:
- Eliza Branco , Brazilian women and peace activist (* 1912) June 8:
- June 11th: Pierre Étienne Louis Eyt , French Archbishop of Bordeaux and Cardinal (* 1934)
- June 11: Timothy McVeigh , American terrorist (* 1968)
- June 11th: Amalia Mendoza , Mexican singer and actress (* 1923)
- June 12: Robert Hochner , Austrian journalist and television presenter (* 1945)
- June 13: Siegfried Naumann , Swedish composer and professor (* 1919)
- June 13: Rajzel Zychlinski , Yiddish-speaking poet (* 1910)
- June 14: Tibor Andrašovan , Slovak composer and conductor (* 1917)
- June 15: Julius Juzeliūnas , Lithuanian composer and music teacher (* 1916)
- June 17th: Thomas Joseph Winning , British Archbishop of Glasgow and Cardinal (* 1925)
- June 21: John Lee Hooker , American blues musician (* 1917)
- June 22nd: Luis Carniglia , Argentinian football player and coach (* 1917)
- June 24th: Louis Klemantaski , British racing car driver and photographer (* 1907)
- June 25: Kurt Hoffmann , German film director (* 1910)
- June 27: Tove Jansson , Finnish writer (* 1914)
- June 27: Jack Lemmon , American actor (born 1925)
- June 27: Udo Proksch , German businessman and criminal (* 1934)
- June 27: Albert Viau , Canadian singer, composer and music teacher (* 1910)
- June 28: Mortimer Jerome Adler , American philosopher and writer (* 1902)
- June 28: Emil Bücherl , German scientist and heart surgeon (* 1919)
- June 28: Arno Reinfrank , German writer, publicist and translator (* 1934)
- June 28: Joan Sims , British actress (born 1930)
- June 29th: Silvio Angelo Pio Oddi , Italian cardinal (* 1910)
- June 30th: Stephen Ailes , American politician (* 1912)
- June 30: Chet Atkins , American country musician and record producer (born 1924)
- June 30: Joe Henderson , American jazz musician (tenor saxophonist) (* 1937)
- Nikolai Gennadijewitsch Bassow , Russian physicist (* 1922) July 1:
- Horst Ritter , German soccer player and horn player (* 1925) July 1:
- Mordecai Richler , Canadian writer (* 1931) July 3:
- Johnny Russell , American country musician and songwriter (born 1940) July 3:
- Paolo Silveri , Italian singer (baritone) and music teacher (* 1913) July 3:
- Hélène de Beauvoir , French painter (* 1910) July 5:
- Ernie K-Doe , American singer (born 1936) July 5:
- Hannelore Kohl , wife of the former German Chancellor. D. Helmut Kohl (* 1933) July 5th:
- Herbert Thomas King , German local politician and Lord Mayor (* 1920) July 5:
- Ernst Baier , German figure skater (* 1905) July 8:
- Christl Haas , Austrian ski racer (* 1943) July 8:
- July 13: Willy Andergassen , Italian artist (* 1922)
- July 15: Marie-Brigitte Gauthier-Chaufour , French composer (* 1928)
- July 16: Morris , Belgian comic artist and author (Lucky Luke) (* 1923)
- July 16: Pierre Pidoux , Swiss Protestant church musician and musicologist (* 1905)
- July 16: Beate Uhse , German pilot and founder of the sex shop of the same name (* 1919)
- July 18: Fabio Taglioni , Italian motorcycle designer (* 1920)
- July 20: Carlo Giuliani , Italian opponent of globalization (* 1978)
- July 21: Steve Barton , American singer (born 1954)
- July 21: Oscar Cardozo Ocampo , Argentine arranger, pianist and composer (* 1942)
- July 21: Sivaji Ganesan , Indian film actor (* 1927)
- July 21: Einar Schleef , German writer and director (* 1944)
- July 22nd: Dioris Valladares , Puerto Rican composer, arranger, singer, band leader, guitarist and percussionist (* 1916)
- July 23: Eudora Welty , American writer and photographer (* 1909)
- July 25th: Phoolan Devi , Indian bandit queen and politician (* 1963)
- July 25: Josef Klaus , Austrian politician (* 1910)
- July 26: Giuseppe Maria Sensi , Italian cardinal (* 1907)
- July 26th: Peter von Zahn , German radio and television journalist (* 1913)
- July 28: Johnny Bernero , American drummer (* 1931)
- July 28: Yamada Fūtarō , Japanese writer (* 1922)
- July 29th: Wau Holland , German journalist and computer activist (hacker) (* 1951)
- July 30th: Anton Schwarzkopf , German designer of attractions and roller coasters (* 1924)
- July 31: Poul Anderson , American science fiction writer (born 1926)
- July 31: Francisco da Costa Gomes , Portuguese Marshal and President of Portugal (* 1914)
- July 31: Friedrich Franz Herzog zu Mecklenburg , head of the House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (* 1910)
- Jay Chamberlain , American racing driver (* 1925) August 1:
- Wilhelm Ernst , German moral theologian (* 1927) August 1:
- Mario Perazzolo , Italian football player and coach (* 1911) August 1:
- Hans Holt , Austrian actor (* 1909) August 3:
- Stefan Rachoń , Polish violinist and conductor (* 1906) August 3:
- Claude Bloodgood , American murderer and chess player (* 1937) August 4:
- Ingo Braecklein , German bishop of the Protestant regional church of Thuringia (* 1906) August 5:
- Bahne Rabe , German rower (* 1963) August 5th:
- Jorge Amado , Brazilian author (* 1912) August 6:
- Robert Dunham , American actor (born 1931) August 6:
- Wilhelm Mohnke , German SS brigade leader and major general of the Waffen SS (* 1911) August 6:
- Larry Adler , American harmonica player and author (* 1914) August 7:
- Albino Milani , Italian motorcycle racer (* 1910) August 9:
- Otti Pfeiffer , German poet and author of books for children and young people (* 1931) August 9:
- August 10: Werner Pirchner , Austrian composer (* 1940)
- August 10: Otto Schulmeister , Austrian journalist, long-time editor-in-chief (* 1916)
- August 16: Götz von Houwald , German diplomat, ethnologist and historian (* 1913)
- August 16: Johannes Mischo , German parapsychologist (* 1930)
- August 17th: Hermann Steuri , Swiss mountain guide and ski racer (* 1909)
- August 18: Roland Cardon , Belgian composer and professor (* 1929)
- August 19: Donald Woods , South African lawyer and journalist (* 1933)
- August 20: Fred Hoyle , British astronomer, mathematician and author (born 1915)
- August 22nd: Otto Borst , German historian (* 1924)
- August 22nd: Olaf Koch , German conductor and university professor (* 1932)
- August 23: Kathleen Freeman , American actress (born 1919)
- August 24: Bernard Heuvelmans , Belgian-French zoologist (* 1916)
- August 24: Donald A. Prater , English writer, Germanist and diplomat (* 1918)
- August 25: Aaliyah , American rhythm and blues singer (* 1979)
- August 25: Ken Tyrrell , British racing driver and founder of the Tyrrell Formula 1 team (* 1924)
- August 26th: Marita Petersen first female head of government in the Faroe Islands (* 1940)
- August 27: Witold Krzemieński , Polish composer, conductor and music teacher (* 1909)
- August 27: Abu Ali Mustafa , Palestinian political leader (* 1938)
- August 27: Franz Nauber , German horn player (* 1911)
- August 28: Remy A. Presas , Filipino martial arts trainer (* 1936)
- August 30: Govan Mbeki , South African leader of the anti-apartheid movement (* 1910)
- Sylvester Austin , American tenor saxophonist (* 1929) September 1:
- Tomás Pujols Sanabia , Dominican journalist and broadcaster (date of birth unknown) September 1:
- Christiaan Barnard , South African medic (* 1922) September 2:
- Lothar Dombrowski , German journalist and moderator (* 1930) September 2:
- Theo Gallehr , German radio play author , filmmaker, journalist, visual artist and university lecturer for the visual arts (* 1929) September 2:
- Ferruccio Amendola , Italian actor and voice actor (* 1930) September 3:
- Pauline Kael , American film critic (* 1919) September 3:
- Harry McKibbin , Irish rugby player and official (* 1915) September 3:
- Thuy Trang , Vietnamese-American actress (* 1973) September 3:
- Akinola Aguda , Nigerian lawyer (* 1923) September 5:
- Carl Crack , German techno musician (* 1971) September 6th:
- Franz Muhri , Austrian politician (* 1924) September 7th:
- Ahmad Shah Massoud , Afghan Mujahideen fighter (* 1953) September 9:
- September 10: Alexei Suetin , Russian chess player (* 1926)
- September 11th: Mohammed Atta , Islamic terrorist (* 1968)
- September 11: Charles Burlingame , captain of American Airlines Flight 77 (born 1949)
- September 11: Reinhard Kopp , German NS - intelligence officer and Nazi escape agents (* 1914)
- September 11th: Daniel M. Lewin , American computer scientist (* 1970)
- September 11: John Ogonowski , flight captain of American Airlines Flight 11 (born 1951)
- September 11: Paul Zinsli , Swiss folklorist and linguist (* 1906)
- September 12: Rudolf Pörtner , German writer and historian (* 1912)
- September 12: Horst Sannemüller , German violinist and concert master (* 1918)
- September 13: Jaroslav Drobný , Czechoslovak tennis and ice hockey player (* 1921)
- September 13: Heinz Kuhrig , German Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Food Management in the GDR (* 1929)
- September 13: Carl Malsch , German provost in Jerusalem, chief pastor in Hamburg (* 1916)
- September 13: Dorothy McGuire , American actress (born 1916)
- September 13: Charles Regnier , German actor (* 1914)
- September 15: Herbert Burdenski , German soccer player and soccer coach (* 1922)
- September 15: Roland Leduc , Canadian cellist, conductor and music teacher (* 1907)
- September 16: Samuel Z. Arkoff , American film producer and director (* 1918)
- September 20: Marcos Pérez Jiménez , President of Venezuela (* 1914)
- September 20: Gerd E. Schäfer , German actor (* 1923)
- September 20: Karl-Eduard von Schnitzler , German journalist and television presenter (* 1918)
- September 22nd: Isaac Stern , Ukrainian violinist (* 1920)
- September 23: Henryk Tomaszewski , Polish actor and pantomime (* 1919)
- September 23: Bruno Wiefel , German politician and Member of the Bundestag (* 1924)
- September 25: Robert Floyd , American computer scientist (* 1936)
- September 25: Herbert Klein , German swimmer (* 1923)
- September 27: Peter Bossard , Swiss politician and entrepreneur (* 1938)
- September 27: Monika Hutter , Swiss politician (* 1949)
- September 27: Jean-Paul Flachsmann , Swiss politician (* 1936)
- September 27: Reno Nonsens , German satirist and theater director (* 1919)
- September 27: Philip Rosenthal , German entrepreneur and politician (* 1916)
- September 29: Georg Schuchter , Austrian actor (* 1952)
- September 29: Andrzej Szewczyk , Polish painter and sculptor (* 1950)
- September 30th: Gerhard Ebeling , Swiss theologian (* 1912)
- September 30th: Herbert Fenn , German legal scholar, dance athlete and sports official (* 1935)
- September 30th: Jenny Jugo , Austrian actress (* 1904)
- September 30th: John Cunningham Lilly , American neurophysiologist (* 1915)
- September 30th: Filippa Princess zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn , German photographer and princess (* 1980)
- Manny Albam , Dominican jazz baritone saxophonist and arranger (* 1922) October 2:
- Les "Carrot Top" Anderson , American country musician (* 1921) October 4th:
- Mike Mansfield , American politician (* 1903) October 5:
- Emilie Schindler , wife of Oskar Schindler (* 1907) October 5:
- Alfred Jensch , German chief designer at Carl Zeiss in Jena (* 1912) October 6:
- Christopher Adams , English wrestler and judoka (* 1955) October 7th:
- Herbert Ross , American choreographer and film director (* 1927) October 9:
- October 10: Luis Antonio García Navarro , Spanish conductor (* 1941)
- October 12: Witold Szalonek , Polish composer (* 1927)
- October 14: David Lewis , American philosopher (* 1941)
- October 15: Jean Laurent , Belgian violinist and music teacher (* 1909)
- October 17th: Araquem de Melo , Brazilian soccer player (* 1944)
- October 18: Micheline Ostermeyer , French athlete and pianist (* 1922)
- October 18: Maurice Solway , Canadian violinist, composer and music teacher (* 1906)
- October 20: Philippe Agostini , French cameraman (* 1910)
- October 21: Anna Maria Jokl , Austrian-Israeli writer (* 1911)
- October 22: Cliff Adams , British orchestra leader, singer and radio host (* 1923)
- October 22: Helmut Krackowizer , Austrian economist, journalist, motorcycle racer and expert in motorcycle history (* 1922)
- October 23: Ken Aston , British football referee (born 1915)
- October 23: Josh Kirby , British draftsman and artist (* 1928)
- October 23: Ismat T. Kittani , Iraqi diplomat (* 1929)
- October 23: Gerd Mehl , German sports reporter (* 1922)
- October 25: Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari , second wife of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (* 1932)
- October 26: Waldemar Grube , German forester and entrepreneur (* 1915)
- October 28: Dietmar Kamper , German philosopher, writer and cultural sociologist (* 1936)
- October 29: Grigory Tschuchrai , Soviet film director (* 1921)
- October 30: Marga Legal , German actress (* 1908)
- October 30: Matsudaira Yoritsune , Japanese composer (* 1907)
- October 31: Régine Cavagnoud , French ski racer (* 1970)
- Juan Bosch , Dominican politician, head of state and writer (* 1909) November 1:
- Thomas Schleicher , Austrian judoka (* 1972) November 2:
- Buddy Starcher , American country musician (* 1906) November 2:
- Gholam Reza Azhari , Iranian general and prime minister (* 1912) November 5:
- Sawaki Kin'ichi , Japanese writer (* 1919) November 5:
- Erik Amburger , German Eastern European historian (* 1907) November 6:
- Alfred Rieche , German chemist (* 1902) November 6th:
- Anthony Shaffer , British screenwriter (born 1926) November 6th:
- Sachiko Hidari , Japanese actress (* 1930) November 7th:
- Cardinal Paolo Bertoli , Cardinal Curia (* 1908) November 8th:
- November 10: Carl-Gustav Esseen , Swedish mathematician (* 1918)
- November 10: Ken Kesey , American writer and performance artist (* 1935)
- November 12th: Tony Miles , British chess master. (* 1955)
- November 13: Lonzo Westphal , German musician (* 1952)
- November 14th: Oliver Hasenfratz , German actor (* 1966)
- November 15: Bienvenido Bustamante López , Dominican composer and clarinetist (* 1923)
- November 16: Mohammed Atef , Egyptian terrorist (* 1944)
- November 16: Tommy Flanagan , American jazz pianist (* 1930)
- November 19: Lucien Vincent , French racing car driver (* 1909)
- November 21: Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz , King of Malaysia (* 1926)
- November 23: Gerhard Stoltenberg , German politician, Federal Minister (* 1928)
- November 24th: Robert Aulotte , French Romance studies and literary scholar (* 1920)
- November 24th: Melanie Thornton , American pop singer (* 1967)
- November 25th: Erna Steuri , Swiss ski racer (* 1917)
- November 26th: Regine Hildebrandt , German biologist and politician (* 1941)
- November 26th: Werner-Viktor Toeffling , German painter and stage designer (* 1912)
- November 26th: Grete von Zieritz , Austrian pianist and composer (* 1899)
- November 27: Gordon Freeth , Australian politician (* 1914)
- November 28: Hermann Barche , German politician (* 1913)
- November 29: Viktor Petrovich Astafjew , Russian writer (* 1924)
- November 29: George Harrison , British musician (* 1943)
- November 30th: Bernd Hackländer , German radio play author (* 1950)
- November 30th: Michael Lentz , German screenwriter, actor and director (* 1926)
- Grady Martin , American guitarist (born 1929) December 3:
- Horst Winter , German-Austrian musician (* 1914) December 3:
- Hans Schicker , German violin maker (* 1924) December 4th:
- Anton Benya , Austrian electrical mechanic, trade unionist and politician (* 1912) December 5:
- Alois Brügger , Swiss doctor (* 1920) December 6th:
- Carla Hansen , Danish writer (* 1906) December 6th:
- Marie-Thérèse Chailley , French violist and music teacher (* 1921) December 7th:
- Willi Erzgräber , German Anglicist (* 1926) December 9:
- December 11th: Herbert Lichtenfeld , German television author (* 1927)
- December 12th: Armando T. Hunziker , Argentine botanist (* 1919)
- December 13: Elsbeth Plehn , German singer, vocal teacher and university teacher (* 1922)
- December 13: Chuck Schuldiner , American guitarist and singer (* 1967)
- December 14: Elisabeth Augustin , German-Dutch writer (* 1903)
- December 14: WG Sebald , German writer (* 1944)
- December 15: Rufus Thomas , American blues musician (* 1917)
- December 16: Stuart Adamson , Scottish musician (* 1958)
- December 16: Stefan Heym , German writer (* 1913)
- December 16: Christian Loidl , German writer and performer (* 1957)
- December 17: Jeanne Mandello , German photographer and Jewish emigrant (* 1907)
- December 18: Gilbert Bécaud , French chansonnier (* 1927)
- December 18: Marcel Mule , French saxophonist and composer (* 1901)
- December 20: Hans-Joachim Haase , German watchmaker, optician and inventor (* 1915)
- December 20: Léopold Sédar Senghor , African poet and politician (* 1906)
- December 21: Thomas Sebeok , American professor of semiotics (* 1920)
- December 22nd: Grzegorz Ciechowski , Polish rock musician (* 1957)
- December 23: Jean-Jacques Archambault , Canadian electrical engineer and engineer (* 1919)
- December 22nd: Angèle Durand , Belgian singer and actress (* 1925)
- December 22nd: Jan Kott , Polish theater scholar and translator (* 1914)
- December 24: Harvey Martin , American football player (born 1950)
- December 25th: Werner Achmann , German production designer and film set designer (* 1929)
- December 25th: Alfred A. Tomatis , French ENT doctor, developer of Audio-Psycho-Phonology (APP) (* 1920)
- December 29: Florian Fricke , German electronic music pioneer (* 1944)
- December 30th: Hans Hermsdorf , German politician (* 1914)
- December 30th: Ernst Leisi , Swiss English professor and author (* 1918)
- December 31: Eileen Heckart , American actress (* 1919)
- December 31: Kurt Nowak , German theologian and church historian (* 1942)
- Herbert Pepper , French ethnomusicologist and composer (* 1912)
- Physics : Eric A. Cornell , Wolfgang Ketterle and Carl E. Wieman
- Chemistry : William S. Knowles , Ryōji Noyori, and K. Barry Sharpless
- Medicine : Leland H. Hartwell , Tim Hunt, and Paul M. Nurse
- Literature : VS Naipaul
- Nobel Peace Prize : The UN and its Secretary General Kofi Annan
- Economics : George A. Akerlof , Michael Spence and Joseph E. Stiglitz