On This Day

Deaths in History in November 1960

  • Nov 3 Harold Spencer Jones, English astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, dies at 70
  • Nov 5 August Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69
  • Nov 6 Erich Raeder, German naval commander (1928–43), dies at 84

Otto Frederick Rohwedder

Nov 8 Otto Frederick Rohwedder, American engineer (invented the bread-slicing machine), dies at 80

  • Nov 20 Ya'akov Cahan, Hebrew poet and writer, dies at 79
  • Nov 24 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, Dutch zionist and socialist theorist, dies at 82
  • Nov 24 Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
  • Nov 27 Dirk Jan de Geer, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1926-29, 39-40), dies at 89
  • Nov 28 Richard Wright, American author (Native Son, Uncle Tom's Children), dies at 52