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 3 Wally Bruner, American broadcast journalist (ABC News), and TV host (What's My Line?, 1968-72), dies at 66
  • Nov 4 George Chambers, Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago (1981-86), dies at 69
  • Nov 4 Richard Hooker [Heister Richard Hornberger], American army surgeon, and novelist (MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors - inspiration for film and TV series), dies of leukemia at 73
  • Nov 5 Epic Soundtracks [Kevin Paul Godfrey], British musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls), dies in his sleep at 38
  • Nov 5 Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-British philosopher, dies at 88
  • Nov 5 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter (b. 1946)
  • Nov 6 Annie Llewelyn-Davies, Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, British Labour Party politician, dies at 82
  • Nov 6 Phillipo Seed, social work academic, dies at 67
  • Nov 9 Helenio Herrera, French football player and coach (b. 1910)
  • Nov 10 Tommy Tedesco, American jazz and Los Angeles session guitarist (Wrecking Crew; Lalo Schifrin), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Nov 10 William Alland, American actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 81
  • Nov 11 Rodney Milburn, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1972), dies in a work accident at 49
  • Nov 12 Carlos Surinach, Spanish-American composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 12 William Matthews, American poet, dies at 55
  • Nov 13 André Boucourechliev, Bulgarian-French composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 13 Dawud M. Mu'Min, American murderer (b. 1953)
  • Nov 13 John Elwyn, British painter, dies at 80

Eddie ArcaroEddie Arcaro (1916-1997)

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

  • Nov 14 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • Nov 15 Saul Chaplin [Kaplan], American Oscar Award-winning stage, and screen composer, arranger, and orchestrator (An American in Paris; "The Anniversary Song"), dies at 85
  • 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 Headley Keith, South African cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 21.19; Natal), dies at 70
  • Nov 17 Wilfred Josephs, British composer (Rebecca; Requiem), dies at 70
  • Nov 18 Joyce Wethered, British golfer (English Ladies' champion 1920–24), dies at 96
  • Nov 19 Christina Corrigan, American obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13
  • Nov 19 Durlyn Eddmonds, American murderer, executed at 45
  • Nov 19 Walter Stewart, American murderer, executed at 42
  • Nov 20 Dick Littlefield, American MLB pitcher, dies at 71
  • Nov 20 Gary Burris, American murderer (Kenneth Chambers), executed in Indiana at 40
  • Nov 20 Robert Palmer, American rock critic, dies at 52
  • 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 Harry Kissin, Baron Kissin, British businessman and President (GPG), dies at 85
  • Nov 22 Joanna Moore [Dorothy Cook] American actress (Bronk; The Hindenburg), dies of lung cancer at 63

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence (1960-1997)

Nov 22 Australian rock vocalist (INXS - "Devil Inside": "New Sensation"), and actor (Dogs in Space), commits suicide at 37

  • Nov 22 Tom Blackburn, writer, dies at 71
  • Nov 25 Barbara [Monique Andrée Serf], French singer ("L'Aigle noir"), dies at 67
  • Nov 25 Charles Hallahan, American actor (Hunter), dies of a 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 26 Francis Paudras, designer and jazz fan, dies at 62
  • Nov 27 Buck Leonard, American Baseball HOF first baseman (Negro League World Series 1943, 44, 48 Homestead Grays; 13 x NL All Star), dies from stroke complications 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 Heikki Savolainen, Finnish pommel horse gymnast (Olympic medalist, 1928-52, including gold, 1948), and medical doctor, dies at 90
  • 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