On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1962 (Part 2)

  • Nov 11 Joseph Allen Jr, American actor (The Night Before the Divorce, Motor Madness), dies at 44
  • Nov 11 René Coty, French politician, President of France (1954-59), dies at 80
  • Nov 11 George Hoyt, American Basketball Hall of Fame referee (author "The Theory and Practice of Basketball Officiating"), dies at 79
  • Nov 12 Alexander Spitzmüller, Austrian composer, educator, radio broadcaster, and music critic, 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

Niels Bohr

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

  • Nov 20 Jasper McLevy, American politician (Socialist mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1933-57), dies at 84
  • Nov 23 Gloria Gordon, English 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
  • Nov 29 Rav Aaron Kotler, Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood, New Jersey
  • 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, scat vocalist, and songwriter ("Mississippi Mud"), dies at 57

Charles 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)
  • Dec 29 Hans Rosbaud, Austrian conductor (South West German Radio Orchestra, 1948-62), dies at 67