Famous Deaths in December 1949

  • Dec 3 Elin Pelin, writer, dies
  • Dec 3 Maria Ouspenskaya, actress (Spookies), dies at 62

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Dec 6 Lead Belly, [Huddie William Ledbetter], blues singer, dies at 64

Blues Musician Lead Belly
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Lead Belly
  • Dec 10 Duncan Stewart, 2nd British Governor of Sarawak (1949), dies at 45 after being fatally stabbed in the streets of Sibu by pro-Indonesian Malay student Rosli Dhoby
  • Dec 16 Traitsjo Kostov, Bulgarian communist vice-premier, executed
  • Dec 17 David Stanley Smith, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 28 Jack Lovelock, NZ/US surgeon/athlete (Olympic-gold-1936), dies at 39
  • Dec 28 W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse), dies at 60