On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1968

  • Nov 1 Georgios Papandreou, Greek minister/premier, 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/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 Landre, composer, dies at 63
  • Nov 6 Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • Nov 6 Charles B. McVay III, Ex-U.S. Navy Captain (b. 1898)
  • 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 9 Jan Johansson, Swedish jazz pianist, dies at 37
  • Nov 9 Wally Grout, cricketer (successful Australian WK before Marsh), dies
  • 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 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, actress (Deidre-Hazel), dies of cancer at 50
  • Nov 20 Helen Gardner, silent film actress (Sandra), dies
  • Nov 25 Marcel Labey, French conductor and composer, dies at 93
  • Nov 25 Phil Lord, actor (Stud's Place), dies at 89

Person of interestUpton Sinclair

Nov 25 Upton Beall Sinclair, American author (Jungle), dies at 90

  • 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, composer, dies at 65

Person of interestEnid Blyton

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

Children's writer Enid Blyton
Children's writer
Enid Blyton