Famous Deaths in December 1969

  • Dec 1 Magic Sam, American blues guitarist and singer (b. 1937)
  • Dec 2 Kliment J Voroshilov, president USSR (1953-60), dies
  • Dec 3 Ruth White, actress (Fugitive), dies of cancer at 55
  • Dec 3 Mathias Wieman, German actor (b. 1902)
  • Dec 4 Alceo Toni, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • Dec 4 Fred Hampton, US Black-Panther leader, murdered
  • Dec 7 Eric Portman, actor (Naked Edge), dies from heart ailment at 66
  • Dec 7 Hugh Williams, actor (Human Monster), dies after surgery at 65
  • Dec 7 Lefty O'Doul, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • Dec 8 Vincenzo Davico, composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 10 Franco Capuana, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 10 Leigh Harline, composer, dies at 62
  • Dec 13 Raymond A Spruance, US admiral (battle of Midway), dies at 83
  • Dec 13 Spencer Williams, Jr., American actor (b. 1893)
  • Dec 17 Arturo da Costa e Silva, President of Brazil (1967-69), dies at 67
  • Dec 22 Donald Foster, actor (Herbert Johnson-Hazel), dies at 80
  • Dec 22 Ilse Steppat, actress (Invisible Terror), dies at 52
  • Dec 22 Josef von Sternberg, Austrian director (Shanghai Express), dies at 75
  • Dec 23 Donald Foster, actor (Scaramouche), dies after long illness at 80
  • Dec 26 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67
  • Dec 28 Henry Oscar, actor (Saint in London), dies at 78
  • Dec 31 Salvatore Baccaloni, opera singer/actor (Full of Life), dies at 69