On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1979

  • Nov 1 Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (1953-61), dies of a stroke at 82
  • Nov 2 Jacques Mesrine, French "enemy of the state", shot to death
  • Nov 5 Al Capp, US cartoonist (Li'l Abner), dies at 70
  • Nov 6 Chick Evans, American golfer (US Open 1916), dies at 89
  • Nov 7 Amedeo Nazzari, Italian actor (The Nights of Cabiria, Chains, Lure of Sila), dies from cardiac arrest at 71
  • Nov 7 Paolo Carlini, Italian actor (It Started in Naples), dies at 53
  • Nov 8 Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), dies at 63
  • Nov 8 Yvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle, dies at 79
  • Nov 9 Lewis Charles [Cholost], American actor (Topaz, Feather & Father Gang), dies of cancer at 59
  • Nov 10 Friedrich Thorberg, writer, dies at 71
  • Nov 11 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), dies at 85
  • Nov 13 Dimitris Psathas, Greek playwright (b. 1907)
  • Nov 14 Bill Farrimond, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies
  • Nov 16 Bert Baston, American College Football Hall of Fame end (University of Minnesota), dies at 84
  • Nov 17 John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery
  • Nov 17 Immanuel Velikovsky, Russian writer (Worlds in Collision), dies at 84
  • Nov 18 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball pitcher (MLB record career double plays [79] 1938-64) and manager (Philadelphia Phillies), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Nov 22 Anne Vondeling, Male Dutch soc democratic party-minister, dies at 63
  • Nov 23 Merle Oberon, British actress (That Uncertain Feeling, Wuthering Heights), dies from a stroke at 68
  • Nov 23 Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • Nov 23 Richard Rovere, American political journalist (Goldwater Caper), dies at 64
  • Nov 26 Marcel L'Herbier, French director and screenwriter (El Dorado), dies at 91
  • Nov 30 Joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69
  • Nov 30 Zeppo Marx [Herbert Manfred Marx], American comedian and actor (Marx Brothers), dies at 78