Famous Deaths in December 1950

  • Dec 1 Ernest John Moeran, British composer, dies at 55
  • Dec 2 Dino Lipatti, composer, dies at 33
  • Dec 5 Shri Aurobindo, Indian guru (b. 1872)
  • Dec 11 Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and computing pioneer, dies at 57
  • Dec 13 Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1902)
  • Dec 14 Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (Heroische Fahrt), dies at 65
  • Dec 15 Robert Muller-Hartmann, composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 15 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian political leader, Iron Man of India (b. 1875)
  • Dec 16 Otto Vrieslander, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 22 Julius Weismann, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 22 Walter Johannes Damrosch, composer, dies at 88
  • Dec 23 Vincenzo Tommasini, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 25 Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nostalgia de la muerte), dies at 47
  • Dec 25 Neil Francis Hawkins, British fascist (b. 1903)
  • Dec 26 Emile Enthoven, composer, dies at 47
  • Dec 26 James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold), dies at 68
  • Dec 27 Max Beckmann, German painter/graphic artist, dies at 66
  • Dec 31 Charles Koechlin, French composer (Jungle Book), dies at 83
  • Dec 31 Karl Renner, Austrian Chancellor/pres (1918-20, 45-50), dies at 80