On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 2010

  • Dec 1 Hillard Elkins, American theatre and film producer (b. 1929)
  • Dec 1 Alojz Srebotnjak, Slovenian composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 2 Ron Santo, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (9-time MLB All Star; 5-time Gold Glove; Chicago Cubs), dies from bladder cancer at 70
  • Dec 3 Abdumalik Bahori, Tajik poet and fiction writer (b.1927)
  • Dec 5 Don Meredith, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1938)
  • Dec 5 Alan Armer, American television producer and director (b. 1922)
  • Dec 6 Mark Dailey, Canadian television journalist and announcer (b. 1953)
  • Dec 6 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor and musical educator, dies at 108
  • Dec 7 Elizabeth Edwards, American lawyer and wife of John Edwards (b. 1949)
  • Dec 7 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor (The Blue Lagoon, Crocodile Dundee II), dies at 82
  • Dec 8 Murray Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey centre and NCAA coach (Detroit Red Wings; coach University of Denver 1956-77, 5 NCAA C'ships), dies at 94
  • Dec 9 Dov Shilansky, Israeli politician (b. 1924)
  • Dec 9 James Moody, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
  • Dec 9 John du Pont, American member of the Du Pont family and convicted murderer (b. 1938)
  • Dec 10 John Bennett Fenn, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  • Dec 10 J. Michael Hagopian, Turkish-born American documentarian (b. 1913)

  • Dec 10 MacKenzie Miller, American horse trainer and breeder (b. 1921)
  • Dec 10 Jacques Swaters, Belgian racing driver, dies at 84
  • Dec 11 Dick Hoerner, American football player (b. 1922)
  • Dec 12 Peter Pagel, German footballer (b. 1956)
  • Dec 12 Tom Walkinshaw, former racing driver and Formula 1 team owner (b. 1946)
  • Dec 13 Richard Holbrooke, American diplomat (b. 1941)
  • Dec 13 Enrique Morente, Spanish flamenco singer (b. 1942)
  • Dec 13 Stuart "Woolly" Wolstenholme, British keyboardist and vocalist (Barclay James Harvest), commits suicide at 63
  • Dec 14 Timothy Davlin, American politician, dies at 53
  • Dec 14 Dale Roberts, English footballer, dies at 24
  • Dec 14 Neva Patterson, American actress (The Seven Year Itch, Taxi, Nichols), dies rom complications from a broken hip at 90
  • Dec 15 Blake Edwards, American writer and director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's), dies at 88
  • Dec 15 Bob Feller, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Triple Crown 1940; 3 x no-hit games), dies from leukemia at 92
  • Dec 15 Eugene Victor Wolfenstein, American political scientist (b. 1940)
  • Dec 16 Melvin E. Biddle, American soldier and Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1923)
  • Dec 17 Captain Beefheart, American musician (b. 1941)
  • Dec 17 Walt Dropo, American baseball player (b. 1923)
  • Dec 17 Dick Gibson, British racing driver, dies at 92
  • Dec 18 Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player (NL MVP 1945), dies at 94
  • Dec 18 Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Italian banker and economist (b. 1940)

  • Dec 18 Jacqueline de Romilly, French philologist and classical scholar (b. 1913)
  • Dec 18 James Pickles, English judge and columnist, dies at 85
  • Dec 19 Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)
  • Dec 19 Anthony Howard, English Journalist (b. 1934)
  • Dec 20 Brian Hanrahan, British journalist (b. 1949)
  • Dec 20 Steve Landesberg, American actor and comedian (b. 1945)
  • Dec 20 James R. Mann, American attorney and politician (b. 1920)
  • Dec 20 Jean-Louis Martinet, French composer, dies at 98
  • Dec 21 Enzo Bearzot, Italian football player and manager (b. 1927)
  • Dec 21 David Hennessy [Lord Windlesham], British politician (C) (Leader of the House of Lords 1973-4) and TV executive, dies at 78
  • Dec 22 Fred Foy, American radio and television announcer (b. 1921)
  • Dec 23 K. Karunakaran, Indian politician (b. 1918)
  • Dec 23 Fred Hargesheimer, American World War II pilot (b. 1916)
  • Dec 24 Elisabeth Beresford, British author and creator of The Wombles (b. 1926)
  • Dec 24 Orestes Quércia, Brazilian politician (b. 1938)
  • Dec 24 Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer (Joanna tentata), dies at 80
  • Dec 25 Carlos Andrés Pérez, President of Venezuela (1974-79, 89-94), dies at 88
  • Dec 25 Bud Greenspan, American documentary maker (Olympic Games), dies at 84
  • Dec 26 Teena Marie, American singer and composer (b. 1956)
  • Dec 26 Edward Bhengu, South African activist (b. 1934)
  • Dec 27 Keith Andrew, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 2 Tests 1954-63), dies at 81
  • Dec 28 Billy Taylor, American musician (b. 1921)
  • Dec 28 Agathe von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer (oldest von Trapp child), dies at 97
  • Dec 28 Trevor Holdsworth, CEO (National Power), dies at 83
  • Dec 29 Bill Erwin, American actor (b. 1914)
  • Dec 30 Bobby Farrell, Aruban singer (Boney M) (b. 1949)
  • Dec 30 Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (b. 1927)
  • Dec 30 Roger Milliken, American millionaire (CEO of Milliken & Company), dies at 95