Deaths in History in December 1961

  • Dec 6 Frantz Fanon, West Indian psychiatrist and philosopher (The Wretched of the Earth), dies of leukemia at 36
  • Dec 12 Daiun Sogaku Harada, Zen founder of Sanbo Kyodan lineage, dies at 91

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 13 Grandma Moses [Anna M], US painter, dies at 101

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses
  • Dec 17 Marion Perkins, sculptor (Man of Sorrow), dies at 53

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 20 Moss Hart, American dramatist (You can't take it with you), dies at 57

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart
  • Dec 20 Earle Page, eleventh Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1880)
  • Dec 23 Kurt Meyer, German SS officer (b. 1910)
  • Dec 25 Rheinhold Rudenberg, inventor of electron microscope, dies
  • Dec 25 Otto Loewi, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1873)
  • Dec 25 Owen Brewster, U.S. Senator from Maine (b. 1888)
  • Dec 28 Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, 1st lady (1915-21), dies at 89