On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1976

  • Nov 1 Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungarian actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Nov 8 Gottfried von Cramm, German tennis player (French C'ship 1934, 36), dies in a car accident at 67
  • Nov 9 Billy Halop [William Halop Cohen], American actor (Angels with Dirty Faces, All in the Family), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Nov 10 Theodore Besterman, British bibliographer and psychical researcher, dies at 71
  • Nov 11 Eric Davies, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 7 wickets; East Province, Transvaal), dies at 67

Walter Piston

Nov 12 Walter Piston, Jr, American two-time Pulitzer Prize winning composer (Incredible Flutist), music theorist, and educator (Harvard, 1926-60), dies at 82

  • Nov 12 Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1893)
  • Nov 15 Jean Gabin, French actor (Moulin Rouge, La Grande Illusion), dies at 72
  • Nov 17 Victor Alessandro, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 18 Man Ray, American artist (Dada), dies at 86
  • Nov 19 Basil Spence, Scottish architect (Coventry Cathedral), dies at 69
  • Nov 19 Wayne Millner, American NFL Hall of Fame football end, 1936-45 (Boston/Washington Redskins), and US Navy WWII veteran, dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Nov 20 Trofim Lysenko, Soviet biologist and agronomist, dies at 78
  • Nov 21 Niles Welch, American actor (Cornered), dies at 88
  • Nov 22 Rupert Davies, actor (Zeppelin, Oblong Box), dies at 59

André Malraux

Nov 23 André Malraux [Berger], French novelist and art historian (La Condition Humaine), dies at 75

  • Nov 27 Victor Alessandro, American orchestral conductor (Oklahoma City; San Antonio) dies on his 61st birthday
  • Nov 28 Robert Fleming, Canadian composer, dies at 55
  • Nov 28 Rosalind Russell, American actress (Mame), dies of cancer at 68
  • Nov 29 Godfrey Cambridge, American actor (Cotton comes to Harlem), dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Nov 29 Judith Lowry, American actress (Effect of Gamma Rays ...), dies at 86
  • Nov 30 Fritz Rasp, German actor (Diary of a Lost Girl), dies at 85