On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1956 (Part 2)

  • Dec 7 Huntley Gordon, Canadian actor, dies at 77
  • Dec 8 Edgar Bainton, British-Australian composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 9 Hans Barth, German-born American composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 12 Lorenzo Perosi, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 14 Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Finnish politician (7th President of Finland 1946-56), dies at 86
  • Dec 16 Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist and writer, dies at 66
  • Dec 17 Eddie Acuff, actor (Guns of Pecos), dies at 48
  • Dec 20 Ramon Carrillo, Argentine neuroscientist and Public Health minister (b. 1906)
  • Dec 21 Lewis M Terman, psychologist (Genetic studies of genius), dies at 79
  • Dec 25 Robert Walser, Swiss writer, dies at 78
  • Dec 26 Holmes Herbert, British actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Kiss), dies at 74
  • Dec 27 Lambert McKenna, Irish editor and lexicographer, dies at 86
  • Dec 28 Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic chairman (1st Chamber), dies at 76
  • Dec 29 Martin Albertz, German theologist (Jesus Christ's Church) and resistance fighter against the Nazi regime, dies at 73
  • Dec 30 Ruth Draper, American actress and dramatist (The Italian Lesson), dies at 72