On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1997

  • Nov 2 G. Harry Stine, American science fiction writer, dies at 69
  • Nov 2 Roy McMillan, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (MLB All Star 1956-57; Gold Glove 1957-59; Cincinnati Reds), dies of heart failure at 68
  • Nov 4 George Chambers, Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago (1981-86), dies at 69
  • Nov 4 H Richard Hornberger, surgeon (inspired M*A*S*H), dies at 73
  • Nov 4 Wally Bruner, journalist (ABC, What's My Line), dies at 66
  • Nov 5 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter (b. 1946)
  • Nov 5 Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-British philosopher, dies at 88
  • Nov 5 Epic Soundtracks [Kevin Paul Godfrey], English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls), dies in his sleep at 38
  • Nov 6 Phillipo Seed, social work academic, dies at 67
  • Nov 6 Annie Llewelyn-Davies, Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, British Labour Party politician, dies at 82
  • Nov 9 Helenio Herrera, French football player and coach (b. 1910)
  • Nov 10 William Alland, American actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 81
  • Nov 10 Tommy Tedesco, American musician (b. 1930)
  • Nov 11 Rodney Milburn, American athlete (Gold 1972 Olympics), dies in an accident at 49
  • Nov 12 William Matthews, poet, dies at 55
  • Nov 12 Carlos Surinach, Spanish composer (b. 1915)

  • Nov 13 John Elwyn, British painter, dies at 80
  • Nov 13 André Boucourechliev, Bulgarian-French composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 13 Dawud M. Mu'Min, American murderer (b. 1953)

Person of interestEddie Arcaro

Nov 14 Eddie Arcaro, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), dies of liver cancer at 81

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro
  • Nov 14 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • Nov 15 Saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85
  • Nov 16 Headley Keith, South African cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 21.19), dies at 70
  • Nov 16 George Petrie, American actor (Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Honeymooners), dies from a lymphoma on his 85th birthday
  • Nov 16 Georges Marchais, French political leader (French Communist Party), dies at 77
  • Nov 16 Russ "Mad Monk" Meyer, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 74
  • Nov 17 Wilfred Josephs, English composer, dies at 70
  • Nov 18 Joyce Wethered, British golfer (English Ladies' champion 1920–24), dies at 96
  • Nov 19 Christina Corrigan, obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13
  • Nov 19 Durlyn Eddmonds, murderer, executed at 45
  • Nov 19 Walter Stewart, murderer, executed at 42
  • Nov 20 Gary Burris, American murderer (Kenneth Chambers), executed in Indiana at 40
  • Nov 20 Robert Palmer, American rock critic, dies at 52
  • Nov 20 Dick Littlefield, American MLB pitcher, dies at 71
  • Nov 21 Ismail Fahmi, external minister of Egypt in (1973-77), dies
  • Nov 21 Robert Simpson, British classical composer, and broadcaster (BBC), dies at 76

  • Nov 22 Joanna Moore, actress (Bronx, Hindenburg), dies at 63

Person of interestMichael Hutchence

Nov 22 Michael Hutchence, Australian rock singer and actor (INXS), commits suicide at 37

  • Nov 22 Tom Blackburn, writer, dies at 71
  • Nov 22 Harry Kissin, Baron Kissin, British businessman and President (GPG), dies at 85
  • Nov 25 Charles Hallahan, actor (Hunter), dies of heart attack at 54
  • Nov 25 Fenton Robinson, US blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62
  • Nov 25 Hastings Kamuzu Band, PM/President of Malawi (1964-66/66-94), dies
  • Nov 25 Barbara [Monique Andrée Serf], French singer ("L'Aigle noir"), dies at 67
  • Nov 26 Francis Paudras, designer/jazz fan, dies at 62
  • Nov 27 Buck Leonard, Hall of Famer in Negro League, dies at 90
  • Nov 27 Henry Charnock, oceanographer, dies at 76
  • Nov 28 Georges Marchal, French actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way, La mort en ce jardin), dies at 77
  • Nov 28 William "Smitty" Smith, American rock keyboardist and session musician (Motherlode - "When I Die"), dies of a heartattack at 53
  • Nov 29 Coleman Young, 1st African American mayor of Detroit, dies at 79
  • Nov 29 Isabelle Kelley, American social worker credited with instigating the US Federal Food Stamp Program, dies at 80
  • Nov 30 Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans, historian, dies at 37
  • Nov 30 Kathy Acker, American experimental novelist (Blood and Guts in High School), dies at 54
  • Nov 30 Ronald Gulliford, English educationalist (Dean of the Faculty of Education, Birmingham University 1979-81), dies at 76