On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1954

  • Nov 4 Stig Dagerman, Swedish author (Burned Child), dies at 31
  • Nov 10 Hussein Fatemi, Iran Foreign minister, executed
  • Nov 11 J. Rosamund Johnson, American composer ("Lift Every Voice And Sing"), dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Fay Baker, actress (Sorority Girl), dies at 60

Lionel Barrymore

Nov 15 Lionel Barrymore [Blythe], American actor (It's A Wonderful Life; Dr. Kildare (films); Key Largo), dies at 76

  • Nov 16 Albert Francis Blakeslee, American botanist, dies at 80
  • Nov 19 Walter Bartley Wilson, English founding member of Cardiff City F.C., dies at 84
  • Nov 20 Clyde Cessna, American aviator and airplane manufacturer, dies at 74
  • Nov 21 Karol Rathaus, German-Austrian composer, dies at 59
  • Nov 21 Werner Elert, German Lutheran theologian, dies at 69
  • Nov 22 Andrej J. Vysjinski, Russian lawyer and UN ambassador, dies at 70
  • Nov 22 Moroni Olsen, American actor (Annie Oakley, Black Gold, Snow White), dies at 65
  • Nov 22 Roderick McMahon, Professional Wrestling/Boxing Booker (b. 1882)
  • Nov 26 Bill Doak, American baseball pitcher (NL ERA leader 1914, 21; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 63

Enrico Fermi

Nov 28 Enrico Fermi, Italian-American nuclear physicist (Nobel 1938), dies of stomach cancer at 53

  • Nov 29 George Robey, English musical theatre actor and comedian, dies at 85
  • Nov 29 Ollie "Dink" Johnson, American Dixieland jazz clarinetist, pianist, and drummer, dies at 62
  • Nov 30 Wilhelm Furtw√§ngler, German conductor and composer, dies at 68