On This Day

Deaths in History in December 1955

  • Dec 9 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician and philosopher, dies at 70
  • Dec 11 Johan C. Altorf, sculptor (October 3 Monument), dies at 79
  • Dec 13 Egas Moniz, Portuguese psychiatrist and neurosurgeon, Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
  • Dec 27 Alfred Carpenter, English Royal Navy soldier, dies at 74
  • Dec 30 Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (b. 1913)