On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1992

  • Dec 2 Gary Mascaro, choreographer, dies at 43
  • Dec 2 Loek Elfferich, Dutch journalist/historian (Treason in Rotterdam), die
  • Dec 3 Harry Ellerbe, actor (House of Usher, Magnetic Monster), dies at 91
  • Dec 3 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, dies of emphysema at 74
  • Dec 3 Nureddin Al-Atassi, president of Syria (1966-70), dies
  • Dec 5 Hilary Tindall, dies of cancer at 54
  • Dec 5 Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41
  • Dec 5 Felipe Padilla de León, Filipino composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 6 Hank Worden, American actor (The Searcher, Red River), dies of natural causes at 91
  • Dec 6 Percy Herbert, actor (Capt Apache), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Dec 6 Yngve Sköld, Swedish composer, dies at 93
  • Dec 7 Maurice Coutinho, writer/translator (Silent Struggle), dies at 79
  • Dec 7 Ruth Corbett Thom, dies after long illness at 78
  • Dec 8 William Shawn, American magazine editor (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85
  • Dec 9 Carl Barger, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins), dies at 62
  • Dec 9 Vincent Gardenia, Italian-American actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Moonstruck, Little Shop of Horrors), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Dec 10 Carlomagno Andrade, Equadorian general, dies
  • Dec 10 Dan Maskell, English tennis commentator (b. 1908)
  • Dec 10 Bernard Reichel, Swiss composer, dies at 91
  • Dec 11 Michael Robbins, British actor and comedian (On the Buses; The Great Muppet Caper), dies of cancer at 62
  • Dec 11 Andy Kirk, American jazz saxophonist, tuba player, and bandleader (Clouds Of Joy - "I Won't Tell a Soul (I Love You)"), dies at 94
  • Dec 12 Bernard CJ Lievegoed, Dutch anthroposopher (Free College), dies at 87
  • Dec 12 Jasu Patel, Indian cricket spin bowler (7 Tests, 29 wickets, BB 9-69 v Aust 1959; Gujarat), dies at 68
  • Dec 12 Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)
  • Dec 13 Bernard Drukker, Dutch pianist/orchestra leader (duivelswiel), dies
  • Dec 13 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (b. 1899)
  • Dec 13 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (Pan Am Airways), dies at 93
  • Dec 13 Robert Shone, British economist and director-general (NEDC), dies at 86
  • Dec 16 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch writer (Gekke Witte), dies at 80
  • Dec 16 Rinus Terlouw, Dutch soccer player/trainer (Sparta), dies
  • Dec 17 Dana Andrews, American actor (Battle of the Bulge, Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Dec 17 Günther Anders, German Jewish philosopher, dies at 90
  • Dec 18 Mark Goodson, American radio and TV game show producer, with Bill Todman ("I've Got A Secret"; "The Price Is Right"; "Password"), dies of pancreatic cancerat 77
  • Dec 18 Mother Clare Hale, cared for NYC AIDS babies (Hale House), dies at 87
  • Dec 18 Charles Leatherland, Baron Leatherland, British journalist and Labour Party politician, dies at 94
  • Dec 18 Edwin Gerschefski, American pianist, composer and teacher (Saugauck Suite), dies at 83
  • Dec 20 Peter Brocco, American actor blacklisted in the 1950's (Spartacus: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest), dies of heart attack at 89
  • Dec 21 Albert King [Nelson], American blues guitarist and singer (BB King & Friends; Blues Alive), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Dec 21 Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian/US violist (Beethoven, Bach), dies at 87
  • Dec 21 Stella Adler, American actress (Love on Toast), dies at 90
  • Dec 21 Sybil Andrews, English-Canadian painter, dies at 94
  • Dec 22 Frederick W Franz, CEO (Watch Tower), dies at 99
  • Dec 22 Harry Bluestone, British-American jazz and session violinist, bandleader, and music publisher, dies from Parkinson's disease at 85
  • Dec 23 Cyril Walters, Welsh cricketer (11 Tests for England, 784 runs), dies at 87
  • Dec 23 Eddie Hazel, American pop guitarist (Funkadelic - "Knee Deep"), dies at 42
  • Dec 24 Abdulkadir Widjojoatmodjo, Java diplomat, dies
  • Dec 24 Peyo [Pierre Culliford], Belgian cartoonist (The Smurfs; Johan et Pirlouit), dies of heart attack at 64
  • Dec 24 Bobby LaKind, American conga player, vocalist, songwriter and occasional backup drummer (The Doobie Brothers), dies from terminal colon cancer at 47
  • Dec 25 Richard H Ichord, US leader of House Un-American Activities Committee, dies at 66
  • Dec 25 Garrison H Davidson, US lt-gen commandant (West Point), dies
  • Dec 25 Helen Joseph, South African anti-apartheid activist, dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Monica Dickens, English/American journalist/author, dies at 77
  • Dec 25 Ted Croker, English football administrator (Secretary English Football Association 1973-89), dies at 68
  • Dec 26 Bert Voeten, Dutch journalist and poet (Antipodes), dies at 74
  • Dec 26 Constance Carpenter, actress (2 Worlds), dies of stroke at 87
  • Dec 26 John G Kemeny, US computer pioneer (BASIC), dies
  • Dec 26 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist, dies at 80
  • Dec 27 Cardew "the Cad" [Douglas] Robinson, English comedian (Alfie), dies at 75
  • Dec 27 Jan Peeters, Dutch watercolor painter, stained glass, tile, and monument artist, dies at 80
  • Dec 27 Kay Boyle, American writer (Scottsboro: An American Tragedy), dies at 90
  • Dec 28 Mort Greene [Greenberger], American songwriter (Theme to "Leave It To Beaver"; "Sleepy Serenade"), dies at 80
  • Dec 28 Sal Maglie, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1954; MLB All Star 1951, 52; NY Giants; no-hitter 1956 Cleveland Indians), dies from bronchial pneumonia at 75
  • Dec 29 LH Ruitenberg, vicar/editor in chief (Reform Netherlands), dies at 87
  • Dec 29 Vivienne Segal, American actress (Broadway, Pal Joey), dies at 95
  • Dec 30 Caesar [Caesar] Domela, painter/son of Ferdinand D Nieuwenhuis, dies
  • Dec 30 Ling-Ling, 1st panda China gave US, dies at 23