Famous Deaths in November 1953

  • Nov 4 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, composer, dies at 89
  • Nov 6 John Parsons Beach, American composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 8 Iwan Bunin, writer, dies at 83
  • Nov 8 John van Melle, South African writer (Bart Nel), dies at 66

Person of interestIbn Saud

Nov 9 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, Founder and first King of Saudi Arabia (1932-53), dies of a heart attack at 78

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • Nov 9 Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet (Child's Christmas in Wales), dies at 39
  • Nov 21 Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (Original Dixieland Jazz Band), dies at 60
  • Nov 22 Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani religious scholar and biographer of Muhammad (b. 1884)
  • Nov 24 George Alexander Russell, American organist, composer and the first Frick Professor of Music for Princeton University, dies at 73
  • Nov 24 Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist, dies at 70
  • Nov 27 Eugene O'Neill, playwright (Nobel 1936), dies in Boston at 65
  • Nov 29 Alfons Fryland, Austrian actor (b. 1888)
  • Nov 29 Sam De Grasse, Canadian actor, dies from a heart attack at 78
  • Nov 29 Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator and animator (b. 1895)