Famous Deaths in December 1963

  • Dec 2 Sabu Sabu, actor (Jungle Book, Drums), dies of heart attack at 39
  • Dec 2 Thomas J. Hicks, British-born runner (b. 1875)
  • Dec 5 Herbert H Lehman, (Gov-D-NY), dies
  • Dec 5 Karl Amadeus Hartmann, composer, dies at 58
  • Dec 5 Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1892)
  • Dec 6 Jozef Goossenaerts, Flem philologist (Language Boundary), dies at 81
  • Dec 8 Field Marshal Sarit Dhanarajata, Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1908)
  • Dec 12 Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese film director (b. 1903)
  • Dec 13 Hubert ME Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45), dies at 79
  • Dec 14 Dinah Washington, singer, dies of sleeping pill overdose at 39
  • Dec 14 Erich Ollenhauer, German politician (SPD), dies at 62
  • Dec 18 Winifried P I Zillig, German composer/conductor (Opfer), dies at 58
  • Dec 20 Paul Constantinescu, composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 21 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies
  • Dec 25 Tristan Tzara, writer, dies at 67
  • Dec 26 "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies
  • Dec 28 Abbott Joseph Liebling, American journalist/writer, dies
  • Dec 28 Paul Hindemith, German composer (Composer's World), dies at 68