On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1956

  • Nov 1 Lajos Asztalos, Hungarian chess player (International Chess Master 1950), dies at 67
  • Nov 1 Pietro Badoglio, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), dies at 85
  • Nov 2 Jacob Weinberg, Russian-born Jewish composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 2 Leo Baeck, President of World Union for Progressive Judaism, dies at 83
  • Nov 5 Art Tatum [Arthur Tatum Jr], American jazz pianist and composer, dies from complications of uremia at 47
  • Nov 7 Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/singer, dies at 40
  • Nov 9 Aino Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales), dies at 78

Person of interestHarry Ford Sinclair

Nov 10 Harry Ford Sinclair, founder of Sinclair Oil, dies at 80

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair
Founder of Sinclair Oil
Harry Ford Sinclair
  • Nov 11 Victor Young, American composer and orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56
  • Nov 19 Francis L Sullivan, British actor (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Missing Rembrandt), dies from a lung ailment at 53
  • Nov 22 Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French criminal attorney, dies at 77
  • Nov 22 Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer, dies at 74
  • Nov 23 Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61
  • Nov 24 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor, dies in a plane crash at Orly Airport, Paris at 36

Person of interestTommy Dorsey

Nov 26 Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist and big band leader (Opus No. 1; I'll Never Smile Again), dies at 51

Jazz Trombonist and Big Band Leader Tommy Dorsey
Jazz Trombonist and Big Band Leader
Tommy Dorsey