Famous Deaths in November 1960

  • Nov 2 Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 3 Paul Willis, American actor (The Little Lumberjack, Little Kaintuck), dies at 59
  • Nov 3 Harold Spencer Jones, English astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, dies at 70
  • Nov 5 August Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69
  • Nov 5 Johnny Horton, American country and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), dies in a car accident at 33
  • Nov 5 Mack Sennett, director and producer (Keystone Cops), dies
  • Nov 5 Ward Bond, American actor (Wagon Train, It's a Wonderful Life), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Nov 6 Erich Raeder, German naval commander (1928–43), dies at 84
  • Nov 7 Alvin Carter, vocalist (Carter Family), dies at 69

Person of interestOtto Frederick Rohwedder

Nov 8 Otto Frederick Rohwedder, American engineer (invented the bread-slicing machine), dies at 80

  • Nov 10 Isadore Freed, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 12 John Trim, cricketer (occasional WI quick 1948-52, 18 wkts), dies
  • Nov 14 Walter Catlett, American actor (Climax, Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities), dies of a stroke at 71

Person of interestClark Gable

Nov 16 Clark Gable, actor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59

  • Nov 19 Phyllis Haver, actress (Don Juan), commits suicide at 61
  • Nov 20 Ya'akov Cahan, Hebrew poet and writer, dies at 79
  • Nov 24 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, Dutch zionist and socialist theorist, dies at 82
  • Nov 24 Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
  • Nov 27 Dirk Jan de Geer, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1926-29, 39-40), dies at 89
  • Nov 27 Frederick Fane, cricketer (682 runs in 14 Tests for Eng 1905-10), dies
  • Nov 28 Richard Wright, American author (Native Son, Uncle Tom's Children), dies at 52