Maurice Wilkins, 88, the third man in the DNA double helix discovery and who shared the 1962 Nobel with Watson and Crick, dies.
Freedom fighter and ex-Orissa CM Nilomani Routray, 84, dies. A minister in the V.P. Singh cabinet, he also edited Oriya daily Prajatantra.
Austrian writer Elfriede Jelinek, 57, has won the Literature Nobel. Her works exposing "society’s cliches and subjugating power" include We Are Decoys, Baby and The Piano Teacher.
Padmavathy Bandopadhyay, a 3-star general, is India’s first woman Air Marshal.
Richard Avedon, 81, lenseye who turned fashion portraits into art forms but also earned his spurs in Vietnam and through the Chicago 7 trial, dies.