Famous Deaths in November 1939

  • Nov 3 Waldemar Lindgren, Swedish-American Geologist (economic geology, ore classification), dies at 79
  • Nov 4 Charles Arnold Tournemire, composer, dies at 69
  • Nov 6 Adolphe Max, Belgian liberal MP, dies at 69
  • Nov 9 Dirk Klop, Dutch intelligence lt, shot by German Abwehr
  • Nov 11 Jan Opletal, Czech student, victim of Nazi violence in Prague
  • Nov 12 (Ernest YY) Oscar Tourniaire, actor (Bluejackets), dies at 59
  • Nov 12 Norman Bethune, Canadian doctor and humanitarian (b. 1890)
  • Nov 13 George Nicholls Jr, actor (Finishing School), dies at 42
  • Nov 16 Pierce Butler, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1866)
  • Nov 20 Marie Joseph Leon Desire Paque, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 25 Wilfred Trotter, English surgeon who was a pioneer in neurosurgery, popularized the concept of herd instinct, and was an authority in cancers of the head and neck, dies at 67

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Nov 28 James Naismith, creator of basketball, dies at 78

Basketball Inventor James Naismith
Basketball Inventor
James Naismith
  • Nov 29 Philipp Scheidemann, German MP (SPD)/mayor of Kassel, dies at 74