Famous Deaths in December 1942

  • Dec 3 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Swedish composer and music critic, dies at 75
  • Dec 5 Buck Jones, Hollywood's last cowboy hero actor (Headin' East), buried

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Dec 8 Albert Kahn, architect of Detroit, dies at 73

Architect of Detroit Albert Kahn
Architect of Detroit
Albert Kahn
  • Dec 11 Franz C. Schmelkes, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), a disinfectant, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Dec 13 Eleanor Everest Freer, composer, dies at 78
  • Dec 13 Wlodimir Ledochowski, Polish-Austrian director of the Society of Jesus (b. 1866)
  • Dec 14 Eduard C "Edo" Fimmen, Dutch trade union leader, dies at 61
  • Dec 18 Charlie Walker, cricketer (Aust tourist to England 1930, 1938), dies
  • Dec 20 Jean Gilbert, [Max Winterfield], German composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 21 Leendert Round, sculptor (Giraffen, Blijdorp), dies at 63
  • Dec 22 Franz Boas, German anthropologist (b. 1858)
  • Dec 24 Friedrich Klose, composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 24 Jean LXF Darlan, French admiral, murdered by gaullists
  • Dec 24 K Balmont, writer, dies at 75
  • Dec 25 Vojislav Vuckovic, composer, dies at 32
  • Dec 26 Bosinier de la Chapelle, Fren murderer of adm Darlan, executed at 24
  • Dec 29 Frank D Adams, Canadian geologist, dies at 83