Famous Deaths In December - 26
Thursday, 24 September 2020
1918 On December - 26 bertram Luard-Selby, composer, dies at 65
1923 Death of Dietrich Eckart, German Nazi politician (b. 1868) on December - 26.
1931 On December - 26 death of melvil Dewey, inventor of the Dewey decimal classification (b. 1851)
1933 Lunatscharski, writer, dies on this day in history.
1937 On December - 26 ivor Gurney, composer, dies at 47
1942 On this day in history death of bosinier de la Chapelle, Fren murderer of adm Darlan, executed at 24
1950 On December - 26 emile Enthoven, composer, dies at 47
1952 On December - 26 pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Pegaso), dies at 59
1956 On December - 26 holmes Herbert, actor (The Kiss), dies at 74
1957 On December - 26 artur Malawski, composer, dies at 53
1958 On this day in history harry Redman, composer, dies on 89th birthday
1960 On this day in history eduard Ludwig, German architect (Hansa quarter, Berlin), dies at 54
1961 On this day in history charlie Frank, cricketer (S Af Test centurion v Aust 1921-22), dies
1963 On this day in history "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies
1965 Anthonie Donker, Dutch [Prof N Donkersloot], literary, dies at 63 on December - 26.
1966 On December - 26 ina Boudier-Baker, Dutch author (Poverty), dies at 88
1967 S F Barnes, cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets), dies on December - 26.
1969 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67 on this day in history.
1970 On this day in history death of lillian Board, British athlete (b. 1948)
1971 Robert Lowery, actor (Circus Boy, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 57 on December - 26.
1972 On December - 26 harry Truman, 33rd US Pres (1945-53), dies in KC Mo at 88
1973 Harold B Lee, US head of Mormon Church, dies at 74 on this day in history.
1974 On December - 26 jack Benny, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 80
1976 On this day in history philip A Heart, (Sen-D-Mich), dies at 64
1977 Howard Hawks, director (Rio Lobo, Hatari!), dies at 81 on December - 26.
1980 Death of Tony Smith, American sculptor (b. 1912) on December - 26.
1981 Death of Savithri, Indian actress (b. 1937) on this day in history.
1983 Death of Violet Carson, British actress (b. 1898) on December - 26.
1985 Death of Dian Fossey, zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered at 53 on this day in history.
1986 Elsa Lanchester, actress (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 84 on December - 26.
1988 On December - 26 john Loder, actor (Sabotage, Java Head), dies at 90
1989 On December - 26 lennox Berkeley, composer, dies at 86
1990 On December - 26 nancy Cruznan, accident victim/right-to-die case, dies at 33
1991 Dehl Berti, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise), dies at 70 on this day in history.