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, American jazz pianist and composer, dies from complications of uremia at 47
  • Nov 7 Una Mae Carlisle, American jazz pianist and singer ("Walkin' By The River"), dies of pneumonia at 40
  • Nov 9 Aino Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales), dies at 78
  • Nov 10 Victor Young, American violinist, arranger, orchestra leader, and composer ("Street of Dreams"; "Love Letters"; "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You"), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 57
  • Nov 14 Ture Persson, Swedish sprinter (Olympic silver 1912), dies at 63
  • Nov 19 Francis L Sullivan, British actor (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Missing Rembrandt), dies from a lung ailment at 53
  • Nov 21 Jean Desmet, Dutch early film distributor and cinema owner dies at 80
  • 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

Tommy Dorsey

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