Famous Deaths in December 1970

  • Dec 1 Frank Smailes, cricketer (England pace bowler Test v India 1946), dies
  • Dec 6 Thomas S Power, USAF-gen (Raid on Tokyo-March 1945), dies at 65

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Dec 7 Rube Goldberg, US cartoonist (Mike & Ike, Pulitzer 1948), dies at 87

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg
  • Dec 7 Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), American painter dies aged 96
  • Dec 8 Christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77
  • Dec 9 Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65
  • Dec 9 Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1893)
  • Dec 12 Louis Zimmer, Flem clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82
  • Dec 12 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (b. 1889)
  • Dec 14 Franz Schlegelberger, German Nazi politician (b. 1876)
  • Dec 23 Charlie Ruggles, actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 84
  • Dec 26 Lillian Board, British athlete (b. 1948)
  • Dec 28 L Mendel Rivers, (Rep-D-SC), dies at 65
  • Dec 29 John de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58
  • Dec 29 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (b. 1909)
  • Dec 29 William King Gregory, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory), dies at 94

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Dec 30 Sonny Liston, World heavyweight boxing champion (1962-64), dies at 38

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • Dec 31 Cyril M Scott, English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at 91