On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1985

Person of interestPhil Silvers

Nov 1 Phil Silvers, American comedian and actor (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), dies in his sleep at 73

Comedian and Actor Phil Silvers
Comedian and Actor
Phil Silvers
  • Nov 1 Arnold Pihlak, Estonian soccer forward (44 caps; FK Austria Wien), dies at 83
  • Nov 2 Fred Enke, American College basketball coach (University of Arizona 1925–1961, record 522–344), dies at 88
  • Nov 5 Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (b. 1898)
  • Nov 6 Joel Crothers, American actor (Edge of Night), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Nov 6 Sanjeev Kumar [Harihar Jariwala], Indian Bollywood actor (Angoor, Dastak, Koshish), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • Nov 8 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish road cyclist (Tour de France 1927-28), dies at 86
  • Nov 8 Masten Gregory, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1961, 65 [Jochen Rindt]), dies at 53
  • Nov 9 Helen Rose, costume designer, dies at 81
  • Nov 9 Mary MacLaren, actress (Black Swan), dies at 85 of respiratory probs
  • Nov 10 Pelle Lindbergh, goalie (Philadelphia Flyers), dies in drunk driving accident
  • Nov 13 George Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (b. 1898)
  • Nov 15 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1973-1985), dies at 90
  • Nov 16 John Sparkman, American politician (Sen-D-Alabama 1946-79, Rep-D-Alabama 1937-46), dies at 85
  • Nov 16 Stuart Chase, American writer and economist (The Tragedy of Waste), dies at 97
  • Nov 17 Jimmy Ritz, American actor and comedian (Ritz Brothers-Blazing Stewardesses), dies of heart failure at 81

  • Nov 19 Lall Singh, cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies
  • Nov 19 Stepin Fetchit [Lincoln Perry], American actor (Miracle in Harlem) 1st African American film star, dies of pneumonia 83
  • Nov 21 Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1958-60), dies
  • Nov 24 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67
  • Nov 24 Big Joe Turner, American singer (b. 1911)
  • Nov 25 Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • Nov 25 Franz Hildebrandt, German Theologian(b. 1909)
  • Nov 25 Elsa Morante, Italian writer, dies at 73
  • Nov 26 Ransom Sherman, comedian (Father of Bride), dies at 87
  • Nov 27 Harry Harvey Sr, American actor (It's a Man's World), dies at 84
  • Nov 28 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civilization & Capitalism), dies at 83
  • Nov 28 Johnny "Blood" McNally, American Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback and coach (NFL champion 1929-31, 36; Green Bay Packers), dies from a stroke at 82
  • Nov 29 Bill Scott, American voice actor, producer and writer (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • Nov 29 Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager, dies at 71
  • Nov 30 Phil Tucker, American film director (Robot Monster), dies at 58