Famous Deaths in December 1955

  • Dec 3 Cow Cow Davenport, American pianist (b. 1894)
  • Dec 5 Paul Harvey, actor (Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), dies at 73

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Dec 6 Honus Wagner, baseball player, dies at 81

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  • Dec 8 Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist, dies at 69
  • Dec 9 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician (b. 1885)
  • Dec 11 Franz Adolf Syberg, composer, dies at 51
  • Dec 11 Johan C Altorf, sculptor (October 3 Monument), dies at 79
  • Dec 13 Egas Moniz, Portuguese psychiatrist and neurosurgeon, Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
  • Dec 21 Dorothy Bernard, actress (Margaret-Life With Father), dies at 65
  • Dec 22 Len Braund, cricketer (23 Tests for England 987 runs 47 wkts), dies
  • Dec 24 Nana Bryant, actress (Mrs Nestor - Our Miss Brooks), dies at 67
  • Dec 27 Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (b. 1881)
  • Dec 30 Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (b. 1913)