Famous Deaths in December 1967

  • Dec 2 Francis J "Cardinal" Spellman, archbishop of NY, dies at 78
  • Dec 3 Annette Kolb, German writer and pacifist, dies at 97
  • Dec 3 Fred Engelen, Flemish actor/director (Kritisch Theater), dies at 54
  • Dec 3 Harry Wismer, American original owner of the New York Jets (b. 1913)
  • Dec 4 Bert Lahr, [Irving Lahrheim], American comic and actor (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 72
  • Dec 7 House Peters, silent film actor (Kansas Territory), dies at 87

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Dec 8 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., USAF/astronaut, dies in a crash of an F-104 Starfighter while training at 32

  • Dec 8 John Mills, Sr., American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1889)
  • Dec 9 Charles Léon Hammes, Luxembourgian lawyer and President of the European Court of Justice (b. 1898)
  • Dec 10 Brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere, composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 10 Carl Cunningham, rocker (Bar-kays), killed in a plane crash
  • Dec 10 Jimmy King, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
  • Dec 10 Otis Redding, singer (Dock of Bay), dies in plane crash at 26
  • Dec 10 Phalin Jones, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in plane crash
  • Dec 10 Ron Caldwell, rocker (Bar-kays), dies in a plane crash
  • Dec 11 Howard Freeman, actor (Double Dynamite), dies after illness in NYC
  • Dec 11 Richard Stohr, composer, dies at 93
  • Dec 11 Victor De Sabata, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 14 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer and film actor, dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Dec 17 Harold Holt, Australian premier (1966-67), drowns at 59
  • Dec 17 [Francis] Barry Byrne, American architect, dies at 83
  • Dec 17 Jack Perrin, American actor, dies of heart attack at 71
  • Dec 19 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, dies at 78
  • Dec 21 Louis Washkansky, 18 days after 1st heart transplant, dies at 55
  • Dec 21 Stuart Erwin, actor (Trouble With Father), dies of heart attack at 64
  • Dec 22 Lee Krieger, actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini), dies at 48
  • Dec 23 Karen Verne, actress (Ships of Fools, Underground), dies at 49
  • Dec 23 Richard Flury, composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 23 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, head of 1st Zen Institute of America, dies at 75
  • Dec 26 Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets) and probably England's greatest bowler, dies at 94
  • Dec 28 Béla Schick, Hung/US children's physician (Scarlet Fever), dies at 90
  • Dec 28 Katharine McCormick, American women's rights activist (b. 1875)
  • Dec 29 Paul Whiteman, US orchestra leader (Fabulous Dorseys), dies at 77
  • Dec 30 Bert Berns, US songwriter/producer (Twist & Shout), dies at about 38

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Dec 30 Vincent Massey, Canadian diplomat, 1st Canadian-born Governor General of Canada (1952-59), dies at 80

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey
  • Dec 31 Arthur Mailey, cricketer (10-66 & Aust v Gloucestershire 1921), dies