Famous Deaths on December 7, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Deaths

  • Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, British-American astronomer and astrophysicist who proposed that stars are composed largely of hydrogen and are not glowing balls of molten rock, dies at 79
  • Mari Andriessen, sculptor (Docker), Amsterdam, dies at 82
  • Nicolas Born, German writer, dies of cancer at 41
  • Prince Chahryar Shafik, Shah of Iran's nephew, murdered in Paris