Famous People Who Died in November 1966

  • Nov 2 Mississippi John Hurt, American country blues singer and guitarist, dies at 73
  • Nov 2 Peter Debye, Dutch-American physical chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1936 for investigations of dipole moments, X-rays, and light scattering in gases), dies at 82
  • Nov 2 Sadao Araki, Japanese general, Minister of War (1931-34), dies at 89
  • Nov 3 Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme), dies at 58
  • Nov 5 Dietrich von Choltitz, German general known as the "Saviour of Paris" for surrendering the city to Free French forces and disobeying Hitler's orders to destroy it, dies at 71
  • Nov 8 Bernhard Zondek, German-Israeli gynaecologist (developed 1st reliable pregnancy test), dies at 75
  • Nov 10 Evelyn Sears, American tennis player (US National 1907), dies at 91
  • Nov 10 Steven Nagy, American bowler (first televised perfect game [300}, 1954; ABC Hall of Fame 1963), dies at 53
  • Nov 12 Quincy Porter, American composer, teacher, and Pulitzer Prize winner (1954), dies at 69
  • Nov 15 Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter (b. 1877)

Cluny MacPherson (1879-1966)

Nov 16 Canadian doctor and inventor of the gas mask, dies at 87

  • Nov 18 Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 18 Jean-Pierre Peugeot III, French auto manufacturer (Peugeot), dies at 70
  • Nov 22 Moises Frumencio da Costa Gomez, 1st Prime Minister of Dutch Antilles, dies at 59
  • Nov 23 Se├ín T. O'Kelly, Irish politician and President of Ireland (1945-59), dies at 84
  • Nov 26 Harold Burrage, American R&B singer, pianist, and songwriter ("Got to Find a Way"), dies of heart failure at 35
  • Nov 26 Siegfried Kracauer, writer, dies at 77
  • Nov 28 Vittorio Giannini, American violinist, composer (The Medead), and educator (Curtis Institute, 1956-64), dies at 63