On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1948

  • Dec 4 Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist, dies
  • Dec 7 Godfrey Turner, composer, dies at 35
  • Dec 9 Sir Timothy O'Brien, cricketer (Bart 5 Tests England 1884-96), dies
  • Dec 14 R. O. Morris [Reginald Owen], British composer & music teacher, dies at 62
  • Dec 17 Edgar Istel, German composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 18 Janet Fay, American murder victim of the Lonely Hearts Killers (later filmed as "The Honeymoon Killers"), hammered to death at 66
  • Dec 20 C Aubrey Smith [Charles], British actor (The Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 85
  • Dec 20 Ladha Ramji, cricketer (bro of Amar Singh, Test Ind 1933-34), dies
  • Dec 21 Seishiro Itagaki, Japanese General/min of War, hanged
  • Dec 28 Mahmud Nokrashy Pasha, Prime Minister of Egypt (19..-48), assassinated
  • Dec 31 Malcolm Campbell, British motor racer (world land and water speed record holder), dies of a stroke at 63