Famous People Who Died in November 1968

  • Nov 1 Georgios Papandreou, Greek politician and Prime Minister of Greece (1944–45, 1963, 1964–65 dies at 80
  • Nov 2 Ernst Hess, Swiss composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 3 Vern Stephens, American baseball shortstop (8-time MLB All Star; AL HR leader 1945; 3×AL RBI leader), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • Nov 4 Paul JM Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer and author, dies at 78
  • Nov 4 Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (b. 1892)
  • Nov 5 Estelle Hemsley, American actress (Leech Woman, Take a Giant Step), dies at 81
  • Nov 5 Robert Ayres, actor (Battle Beneath the Earth), dies at 54
  • Nov 6 Guillaume Landré, Dutch composer, dies at 63
  • Nov 6 Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • Nov 6 Charles B. McVay III, American naval officer, Commander of the USS Indianapolis when it sank, commits suicide at 70
  • Nov 7 Willem A. Wagenaar, Dutch journalist and author (3,000 meter), dies at 67
  • Nov 7 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician, dies at 62
  • Nov 8 Wendell Corey, American actor (Rear Window, 11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl), dies from a liver ailment at 54
  • Nov 8 James "Kokomo" Arnold, American blues slide guitarist, and singer, dies at 67 [or 72]
  • Nov 9 Jan Johansson, Swedish jazz pianist, dies at 37
  • Nov 9 Wally Grout, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (51 Tests, 187 dismissals, 3 x 50s), dies from a heart attack at 41
  • Nov 10 Gerald Mohr, American actor (The Angry Red Planet, The Sniper, Foreign Intrigue), dies from a heart attack at 54
  • Nov 11 Jeanne Demessieux, French organist and composer (Te Deum), dies at 47
  • Nov 11 Janet Sobel [Jennie Olechovsky], Ukrainian-American abstract expressionist and drip-paint pioneering artist (Milky Way), dies at 75
  • Nov 16 Greet Hofmans, faith healer of Dutch queen Juliana, dies at 74
  • Nov 17 Wilhelm Lehmann, German writer, dies at 86
  • Nov 17 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (Gormenghast books), dies at 57
  • Nov 18 Walter Wanger, US producer (Cleopatra), dies at 74
  • Nov 20 Cathy Lewis, American actress (Deidre-Hazel), dies of cancer at 50
  • Nov 20 Helen Gardner, American silent film actress (Sandra), dies at 84
  • Nov 25 Marcel Labey, French conductor and composer, dies at 93
  • Nov 25 Phil Lord, actor (Stud's Place), dies at 89
  • Nov 25 Paul Siple, American explorer of the Antarctic. (b. 1908)
  • Nov 26 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist and author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81
  • Nov 27 Gino Roncaglia, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 27 Hans Redlich, Austrian composer, dies at 65

Enid Blyton

Nov 28 Enid Blyton, English children's author (Noddy, Famous Five), dies at 71