Famous Deaths in December 1987

  • Dec 1 Donn Fulton Eisele, Col USAF/astronaut, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Dec 1 James Arthur Baldwin, writer (Another Country), dies at 63
  • Dec 1 Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey coach and general manager (b. 1918)
  • Dec 2 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (b. 1914)
  • Dec 4 Rouben Mamoulian, American movie director and author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause), dies at 90
  • Dec 5 "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band-Zoom), dies at 38
  • Dec 6 James Dobson, actor (Impulse, Jet Attack, Okinawa), dies
  • Dec 10 Jascha Heifetz, Russian violinist, dies at 86
  • Dec 11 G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (b. 1923)
  • Dec 12 Louis de Meester, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 12 Enrique Jorrín, Cuban musician and composer (b. 1926)
  • Dec 14 Paul Clinton Sundberg, actor (Belle of NY, Easter Parade), dies
  • Dec 16 Albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59), dies at 79
  • Dec 17 Bernard Cardinal Alfrink, archbishop of Utrecht Neth, dies at 87
  • Dec 17 Marguerite Yourcenard, author (Memoirs of Hadrien), dies at 84
  • Dec 17 Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian novelist (b. 1903)
  • Dec 18 Conny Plank, German record producer and musician (b. 1940)
  • Dec 21 Robert Paige, actor (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong), dies
  • Dec 21 John Spence, founding No Doubt member (b. 1969)
  • Dec 22 Alice Terry, [Taaffe], actress (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), dies
  • Dec 22 Leonidas Zoras, composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 24 John M "Joop" de Uyl, Dutch social-dem premier (1973-77), dies at 68
  • Dec 24 M. G. Ramachandran, Chief Minister of the Tamil Nadu (b. 1917)
  • Dec 27 Priscilla Dean, actress (Outside the Law), dies of injuries at 91
  • Dec 27 Rewi Alley, NZ author, pro Chinese communist, dies at 90 in Beijing
  • Dec 27 Geoffrey D Lloyd, Chairman of the guild of British Newspaper editors (b. 1933)
  • Dec 28 Charles Malik, Lebanon's 1st delegate to UN, dies at 81
  • Dec 31 [Gordon] Randall [P D] Garrett, author (Lord Darcy), dies at 60