Famous Deaths in December 1931

  • Dec 2 Paul-Marie-Theodore-Vincent D'indy, French count/composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 5 Vachel Lindsay, American poet (b. 1879)
  • Dec 10 Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Six Chansons), dies at 69
  • Dec 13 Gustave le Bon, French psychologist (b. 1840)
  • Dec 16 Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bruges, dies at 82
  • Dec 18 John T "Legs" Diamond, US gangster, murdered at 35
  • Dec 23 Wilson Bentley, American scientist (b. 1865)
  • Dec 26 Melvil Dewey, inventor of the Dewey decimal classification (b. 1851)
  • Dec 27 Peter Christian Lutkin, composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 27 Walter Courvoisier, composer, dies at 56
  • Dec 30 Tyrone Power Sr., British actor (Big Trial, Test of Donald Norton, Alexanders Ragtime Band)), dies at 62