On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1957 (Part 2)

  • Nov 30 Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (b. 1890)
  • Dec 2 Harrison Ford, American silent screen actor (Rubber Tires), dies at 73
  • Dec 2 Manfred Sakel, Polish neurophysiologist and psychiatrist, dies at 57
  • Dec 2 Leslie Henson, English comedian and actor (Lady Luck, Funny Face, Harvey), dies at 66
  • Dec 3 Frank Gannett, American newspaper publisher (Gannett), dies at 81
  • Dec 6 Robert Esnault-Pelterie, French engineer and aviation pioneer who contributed to early heavier-than-air flight in Europe, dies at 76
  • Dec 8 Reginald Sheffield, British actor (Suspicion, Of Human Bondage, Second Chance), dies at 56
  • Dec 9 Carswell Adams, sportscaster (Your Sports Special), dies
  • Dec 10 Maurice McLoughlin, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1912-13), dies at 67
  • Dec 12 Robert Frank Kurka, American composer, dies at 35
  • Dec 17 Dorothy L. Sayers, English novelist (The Nine Tailors), dies at 66
  • Dec 19 John Van Druten, English playwright (I Remember Mama, I am a Camera) and theater director, dies at 56
  • Dec 21 Eric Coates, English viola palyer and composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 24 Norma Talmadge, American silent screen actress (Within the Law, Sign on Bay), dies at 64
  • Dec 25 Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, US landscape architect and advocate for wildlife conservation, dies at 87
  • Dec 26 Artur Malawski, Polish composer, dies at 53
  • Dec 26 Charles Pathé, French pioneer of film and record industries (Pathé Brothers, 1896), dies at 93
  • Dec 27 Alan Bridge, actor (Hail the Conquering Hero), dies at 66
  • Dec 29 Tom Richmond, cricketer (Notts leg-spinner took 2-86 in Eng Test), dies at 67