On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1962 (Part 2)

  • Nov 12 Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach, composer, dies at 68
  • Nov 12 Sid Tomack, American actor (The Life of Riley, Adventures of Superman), dies from a heart ailment at 55
  • Nov 14 Manuel Gálvez, Argentine novelist (La maestra normal), dies at 80
  • Nov 17 Arthur Vining Davis, American industrialist and CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95
  • Nov 18 Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre), dies at 63

Person of interestNiels Bohr

Nov 18 Niels Bohr, Danish physicist who expanded quantum physics (Nobel Prize 1922), dies at 77

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • Nov 20 Jasper McLevy, American socialist mayor of Bridgeport Ct, dies at 84
  • Nov 23 Gloria Gordon, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 81
  • Nov 23 H. J. Friedericy, Dutch author (Last General), dies at 62
  • Nov 24 James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60
  • Nov 26 Albert Sarraut, French Radical politician, Prime Minister of France (1933 and 1936), dies at 90

Person of interestWilhelmina of the Netherlands

Nov 28 Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Queen of the Netherlands (1890-1948), dies at 82

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
  • Nov 29 Rav Aaron Kotler, Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood NJ
  • Dec 7 Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner), dies at 67
  • Dec 12 Leo "Syd" Sailor, American actor (Arizona Days, Waterfront), dies from a heart attack at 67
  • Dec 13 Harry Barris, American popular singer (b. 1905)

Person of interestCharles Laughton

Dec 15 Charles Laughton, English actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 63

  • Dec 17 Thomas Mitchell, American Academy Award-winning actor (Gone with the Wind, High Noon), dies of bone cancer at 70
  • Dec 20 Erik William Gustav Leidzen, Swedish American composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 20 Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 23 George Saiko, Austrian writer, dies at 70
  • Dec 23 Luis Alberni, Spanish character actor (The Lady Eve, Topaze), dies at 76
  • Dec 28 Kathleen Clifford, American actress (b. 1887)