Famous Deaths in December 1951

  • Dec 1 Felix Petyrek, composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 4 Pedro Salinas, Spanish writer (Generation of 1927), dies at 61
  • Dec 5 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, of baseball's black sox scandal, dies
  • Dec 5 Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)
  • Dec 6 J Edward Bromberg, dies at 47
  • Dec 6 Harold Ross, American magazine editor (b. 1892)
  • Dec 10 Algernon Blackwood, English writer (b. 1869)
  • Dec 12 Mildred Bailey, American jazz singer (b. 1907)
  • Dec 13 Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist/composer (Daniel Hjort), dies at 73
  • Dec 15 Eric Drummond, British 1st Secretary-General of the League of Nations (1919-33), dies at 75
  • Dec 19 Barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51
  • Dec 22 Powell Weaver, composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 23 Alfreds Kalnins, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 23 Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Palo Verde), dies at 66
  • Dec 25 Harry T Moore, Florida NAACP official, killed by bomb
  • Dec 30 Jozef E Stokvis, Dutch MP (SDAP), dies at 76
  • Dec 31 Maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat, dies at 75
  • Dec 31 Philipp A Kohnstamm, Dutch philosopher/physicist, dies at 76