Famous Deaths in December 1966

  • Dec 2 Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician, dies at 85
  • Dec 5 Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1936, 39), dies of cancer at 57
  • Dec 6 Hermann Heiss, German composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 8 Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (b. 1899)
  • Dec 9 Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 10 Boris Koutzen, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 13 Charles Watts, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies of cancer
  • Dec 14 Emma Dunn, actress (You Can't Fool Your Wife), dies at 91
  • Dec 14 Richard Whorf, American actor and director (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Keeper of Flame), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Dec 14 Verna Felton, actress (Hilda-December Bride), dies at 76

Person of interestWalt Disney

Dec 15 Walt Disney, animator and producer (co-founder of Walt Disney Co), dies of lung cancer at 65

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  • Dec 17 Gustaf Paulson, composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 18 Gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico
  • Dec 19 Ehm Welk [Thomas Trimm], German writer, dies at 82
  • Dec 23 Hv Doderer, writer, dies at 70
  • Dec 23 Robert Keith [Rolland Keith Richey], American actor (Guys and Dolls, The Wild One, Battle Circus, Branded, Wild One), dies at 68
  • Dec 24 Gaspar Cassadó, Spanish cellist and composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 26 Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch author (Poverty), dies at 91
  • Dec 26 Noel Gallon, French composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 27 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (b. 1906)
  • Dec 30 Christian A Herter, US Min of Foreign affairs (1959-61), dies at 71
  • Dec 30 Christian Herter, 59th Governor of Massachusetts (1953-57), dies at 71
  • Dec 31 Chief Nipo Strongheart, Native American actor (Pony Soldier), dies at 75
  • Dec 31 Pieter C A Geyl, historian (History of Dutch Race), dies