Famous Deaths in December 1935

  • Dec 1 Bernard Schmidt, inventor (Schmidt camera), dies
  • Dec 2 Albert Kessel, 1st to die in California gas chamber
  • Dec 4 Hylton Philipson, cricketer (England keeper in 5 Tests 1892-95), dies
  • Dec 4 Johan Halvorsen, composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 5 Frans, [MJ Francois] Erens, literary (Years Gone By), dies at 78
  • Dec 9 Walter Liggett, American crusading newspaper editor and muckraker (b. 1886)
  • Dec 10 John H Aberson, 1st rector of Landbouw high school, dies at 78
  • Dec 13 John Nicolson, cricketer (South African lefty batsman 1926-27), dies
  • Dec 14 Stanley G Weinbaum, US, sci-fi writer (Martian Odyssey), dies
  • Dec 16 Thelma Todd, actress (Horse Feathers, Bohemian Girl), dies of 30
  • Dec 18 Juan V Gomez, general/dictator of Venezuela (1908-35), dies
  • Dec 20 Martin O'Meara, Australian soldier (b. 1882)
  • Dec 21 Kurt Tucholsky, Ger journalist/writer (Panter, Tiger & Co), dies at 45
  • Dec 24 Alban Maria Johannes Berg, composer, dies at 50
  • Dec 25 Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (b. 1852)
  • Dec 28 Clarence Day, writer (Life with Father), dies