On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1987

  • Nov 1 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec, dies at 65
  • Nov 4 Raphael Soyer, Russian-born American artist (Depression scenes in NYC), dies at 87
  • Nov 5 Eamonn Andrews, Television Presenter (b. 1922)
  • Nov 5 Georges Franju, French film director (Judex; Les Yeux sans visage - Eyes Without A Face), dies at 75
  • Nov 5 Jan Nicolaas Bakhuizen van den Brink, Dutch theologist and church historian, dies at 91
  • Nov 6 Ross R. Barnett, American lawyer and politician, (Gov-D-Miss), dies at 89
  • Nov 6 William Pahlmann, American interior designer (4 Season restaurant, NYC), dies at 80
  • Nov 6 Zohar Argov, Israeli singer, dies in jail of unintentional suicide at 32
  • Nov 6 Jean Rivier, French composer and educator (Paris Conservatory, 1946-66), dies at 91
  • Nov 11 Lowell T. Coggeshall, American medical scientist and US Secretary of HEW (1956-58), dies at 86
  • Nov 11 Nico Slothouwer, poet (Liefdesstratenplan), commits suicide at 30
  • Nov 12 Roger Lewis, aviation exec (Lockheed, C Wright, Pan Am), dies at 75
  • Nov 16 Jim Brewer, American baseball relief pitcher (World Series 1965; MLB All Star 1973; LA Dodgers), dies of injuries suffered in car accident at 50
  • Nov 16 Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (b. 1907)
  • Nov 17 Irene Wicker, singer/actress (Singing Lady), dies at 81

Jacques Anquetil

Nov 18 Jacques Anquetil, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1957, 61-64; first 5-time winner), dies of stomach cancer at 53

  • Nov 21 Jim Folsom, American politician (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59), dies at 79
  • Nov 22 Ted Taylor, American R&B singer, dies in a car crash at 58
  • Nov 23 Marcia Henderson, American actress (Aldrich Family -"Kathleen"; Peter Pan), dies of lupus at 58
  • Nov 23 Alton Adams, American composer (1st black bandmaster in the United States Navy), dies at 98
  • Nov 24 Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
  • Nov 25 Anton Pieck, Dutch illustrator (1001 Nights), dies at 92
  • Nov 25 Harold Washington, 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87), dies at 65
  • Nov 26 Emmanuel Bondeville, French composer, dies at 89
  • Nov 26 Thomas G Lanphier Jr, US WW II pilot, dies at 71
  • Nov 27 Babe [Floyd Caves] Herman, Brooklyn Dodgers' slugger (.324 lifetime average), dies at 84
  • Nov 28 Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist prof (isolated growth hormones), dies at 74
  • Nov 28 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, dies at 83
  • Nov 29 Howard Pyle, American politician (Governor-R-Arizona, 1951-55), dies at 81
  • Nov 29 Irene Handl, British actress (Riding High, Morgan), dies at 85
  • Nov 30 Arthur H Dean, lawyer/advisor to FDR, dies at 89

James Baldwin

Nov 30 James Baldwin, American novelist (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country) and playwright (The Amen Corner), dies at 63

  • Nov 30 Simon Carmiggelt, journalist/literary (Kronkel), dies at 74