Famous Deaths in December 1984

  • Dec 1 Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter (b. 1911)
  • Dec 3 Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian and presidents advisor, dies at 72
  • Dec 3 Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (b. 1919)
  • Dec 4 John Rock, US co-developer of anti-conceptiepil, dies at 94
  • Dec 5 Adam Malik, Third Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1917)
  • Dec 6 Ruth Cummings, actress (Daybreak, Dream of Love), dies at 90
  • Dec 7 Jeanne Cagney, actress (Quicksand, Kentucky Rifle), dies at 65
  • Dec 7 Lee Roy Yarbrough, American race car (Nascar) driver (b. 1938)
  • Dec 8 Luther Adler, actor (Dr Bernard Altman-The Psychiatrist), dies at 81
  • Dec 8 Razzle, English Musician and drummer for Hanoi Rocks (b.1960)
  • Dec 8 Robert Jay Mathews, White Nationalist (b. 1953)
  • Dec 9 Razzle, English drummer (Hanoi Rocks) (b. 1960)
  • Dec 11 George Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90
  • Dec 11 Oskar Seidlin, German-born American scholar (b. 1911)
  • Dec 14 Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer and Nobel laureate (b. 1898)
  • Dec 15 Jan Peerce, [Perelmuth], operatic tenor, dies at 80 following a stroke
  • Dec 15 Lennard Pearce, English actor (b. 1915)
  • Dec 15 Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, dies at 82
  • Dec 16 Debs Garms, American baseball player (b. 1907)
  • Dec 19 Michel Magne, composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 19 Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (b. 1903)
  • Dec 20 Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1946)
  • Dec 23 Joan Lindsay, Australian author (b. 1896)
  • Dec 24 Ian Hendry, actor (Assassin, Get Carter, Repulsion), dies at 53
  • Dec 24 Peter Lawford, actor (Thin Man), dies of cardiac arrest at 61
  • Dec 28 Sam Peckinpah, director, dies of cardiac arrest at 59
  • Dec 29 Leo Robin, lyricist, dies of heart failure at 84
  • Dec 30 Massa, oldest gorilla on record (b. 1930)