On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1973

  • Nov 2 Earl Neale, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Virginia; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles) and MLB outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), dies at 81
  • Nov 3 Arturo de Córdova [Arturo García Rodríguez], Mexican actor (Medal for Benny), dies from a stroke at 66
  • Nov 3 Marc Allégret, French director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • Nov 4 Karl H. Waggerl, Austria author (Green Friends), dies at 75
  • Nov 10 Stringbean [David Akeman], American country singer, comedian, and banjo player (Hee Haw), murdered by burglars at his home at 58
  • Nov 11 Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish Chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 78
  • Nov 13 Bruno Maderna, Italian conductor, and avant garde composer (Quadrivium; Satyricon), dies of lung cancer at 53
  • Nov 13 Lila Lee, American actress (Midnight Girl, Blood & Sand), dies of stroke at 68
  • Nov 16 Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif
  • Nov 17 Mirra Alfassa, French-Indian spiritual leader (Sri Aurobindo), known as "The Mother", dies at 95
  • Nov 19 Cyril Allcott, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (6 Tests, 113 runs @ 22.6, 6 wickets; Auckland), dies at 77
  • Nov 20 Allan Sherman, American parody singer and songwriter ("Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah"), dies from emphysema at 48
  • Nov 21 Thomas Pelly, American politician, dies at 71
  • Nov 23 Claire Dodd, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy), dies after illness at 64
  • Nov 23 Constance Talmadge, US comedienne (Her Primitive Lover), dies at 75
  • Nov 23 Paul Newlan, actor (Capt Grey-M Squad), dies
  • Nov 23 Robert Ellis, actor (Curse of King Tut's Tomb), dies at 40
  • Nov 23 Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Tokyo Joe), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 83
  • Nov 24 John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881)
  • Nov 25 Albert DeSalvo, American criminal (The Boston Strangler), stabbed to death in prison at 42
  • Nov 25 Laurence Harvey [Larushka Skine], Lithuanian-born South African actor (Alamo, Romeo & Juliet), dies of cancer at 45
  • Nov 26 John Rostill, British rock bassist (The Shadows, 1963-70 - "The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt"), and songwriter ( "If You Love Me, Let Me Know"), dies of barbiturate poisioning at 31
  • Nov 27 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 86
  • Nov 28 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (b. 1886)
  • Nov 30 Bruce Yarnell, American actor (Outlaws) and singer, dies at 35 when the single‐engine plane he was piloting crashes on a mountain slope in northern Los Angeles County [1]