Famous Deaths in December 1941

  • Dec 1 Horace Chapman, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa, 39 runs, 1 wkt), dies
  • Dec 3 Johann Christian August Sinding, composer, dies at 85
  • Dec 3 Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (b. 1883)
  • Dec 7 Cecil Forsyth, composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 7 Iida, Japanese pilot/lt, dies in battle at 28
  • Dec 7 Mervyn S. Bennion, United States Navy Captain, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1887)
  • Dec 7 Herbert C. Jones, United States Navy, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1918)
  • Dec 7 Thomas J. Reeves, United States Navy, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1895)
  • Dec 7 Franklin Van Valkenburgh, United States Navy, Medal of Honor recipient, killed in Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (b. 1888)
  • Dec 9 Leonard "Leo" Polak, Dutch philosopher, dies in Sachsenhausen at 61
  • Dec 9 Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Russian writer and philosopher (b. 1865)
  • Dec 10 Colin Kelly, American pilot (b. 1915)
  • Dec 11 John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (b. 1922)
  • Dec 11 Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician (b. 1856)
  • Dec 12 Cesar Basa, Philippine Air Force and World War II hero (b. 1915)
  • Dec 19 L M Dovator, Russian general, dies in battle
  • Dec 20 Igor Severyanin, Russian poet (b. 1887)
  • Dec 22 Leopoldo Mugnone, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 24 Siegfried Alkan, German composer (b. 1858)
  • Dec 30 El Lissitzky, Russian artist and architect (b. 1890)
  • Dec 31 Sigwart Aspestrand, composer, dies at 85