Deaths in History in December 1950

  • Dec 5 Shri Aurobindo, Indian guru (b. 1872)
  • Dec 11 Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and computing pioneer, dies at 57
  • Dec 13 Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (field of statistical sequential analysis), dies at 48
  • Dec 14 Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (Heroische Fahrt), dies at 65
  • Dec 15 Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian freedom fighter and statesman, dies at 75
  • Dec 25 Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nostalgia de la muerte), dies at 47
  • Dec 25 Neil Francis Hawkins, British fascist (b. 1903)
  • Dec 26 James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold), dies at 68
  • Dec 27 Max Beckmann, German painter/graphic artist, dies at 66
  • Dec 31 Karl Renner, Austrian Chancellor/pres (1918-20, 45-50), dies at 80