Deaths in March 2005

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The following is a list of notable people who died in March 2005.

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Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

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Edmund Adams cricketer

Edmund Joe Adams was an English cricketer who played one first-class match for Somerset in July 1935. Adams was born in Shepton Mallet and died in Kingston upon Thames. A book published in 2017 gives his date of death as 24 March 2005.

Cissy van Bennekom Dutch actress

Cissy van Bennekom was a Dutch comedy actress. She was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands on 11 July 1911 and died of natural causes on 1 March 2005 in Amsterdam.

George "Wild Child" Butler was an American blues harmonica player, and vocalist.

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Major General Humphrey Edgar Nicholson "Bala" Bredin, was a British Army officer whose military service took him from 1930s Palestine via Dunkirk, North Africa and Italy to the Cold War in Germany.

Martin Denny was an American piano-player and composer best known as the "father of exotica." In a long career that saw him performing well into the 1980s, he toured the world popularizing his brand of lounge music which included exotic percussion, imaginative rearrangements of popular songs, and original songs that celebrated Tiki culture.

Exotica is a musical genre, named after the 1957 Martin Denny album of the same title that was popular during the 1950s to mid-1960s with Americans who came of age during World War II. The musical colloquialism exotica means tropical ersatz good, the non-native, pseudo experience of insular Oceania, Southeast Asia, Hawaii, the Amazon basin, the Andes and tribal Africa. Denny described the musical style as "a combination of the South Pacific and the Orient...what a lot of people imagined the islands to be like...it's pure fantasy though." While the South Seas forms the core region, exotica reflects the "musical impressions" of every place from standard travel destinations to the mythical "shangri-las" dreamt of by armchair safari-ers.

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George Atkinson, was an American businessman, credited as the father of the storefront video rental store in the U.S. When the first videocassettes became available for the public, he was already in the movie business. Customers in the form of hotels and pizza parlors would rent movie projectors and public domain 8mm movies, and later U-Matic videotape. When VCR's first went on sale in 1975, studios thought they would be a luxury item and that customers would want to buy films to own. Atkinson, however, was the first to see the possibility of a video rental market.

The Forbes 400 or 400 Richest Americans is a list published by Forbes magazine of the wealthiest 400 American residents, ranked by net worth. The 400 was started by Malcolm Forbes in 1982 and the list is published annually around September. Peter W. Bernstein and Annalyn Swan describe the Forbes 400 as capturing "a period of extraordinary individual and entrepreneurial energy, a time unlike the extended postwar years, from 1945 to 1982, when American society emphasized the power of corporations." Bernstein and Swan also describe it as representing "a powerful argument – and sometimes a dream – about the social value of wealth in contemporary America."

Rinus Michels Dutch footballer and manager

Marinus Jacobus Hendricus "Rinus" MichelsOON was a Dutch association football player and coach. He played his entire career for the club AFC Ajax, which he later coached, and was a member of the Netherlands national team both as a player and as manager. He is regarded as one of the greatest managers of all time.

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Mihai Brediceanu composer

Mihai Brediceanu was a Romanian composer, conductor and musicologist, son of the composer Tiberiu Brediceanu.

Nicola Calipari was an Italian major general and SISMI military intelligence officer. Calipari was killed by American soldiers while escorting a recently released Italian hostage, journalist Giuliana Sgrena, to Baghdad International Airport.

Douglas Philip Dumbleton was a New Zealand cricket umpire. He stood in two Test matches between 1963 and 1964. He also played one first-class match for Wellington in the Plunket Shield.

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George Worsley Adamson American British illustrator and cartoonist

George Worsley Adamson, RE, MCSD was a book illustrator, writer, and cartoonist, who held American and British dual citizenship from 1931.

Harold Brooks Baker , was an American-British financier, journalist and publisher, and self-proclaimed expert on genealogy.

Sergiu Comissiona American conductor

Sergiu Comissiona was a Romanian-Israeli-American conductor and violinist.

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References

  1. Silvers, Amy Rabideau (March 11, 2005). "Coach taught football players about success on, off the field". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel . Retrieved March 30, 2018 via NewsBank.