On This Day

Deaths in History in December 1964

  • Dec 1 J. B. S. Haldane, British-Indian geneticist (primordial soup theory), dies at 72
  • Dec 3 Ernst Ginsberg, writer, dies
  • Dec 6 Consuelo Vanderbilt (b. 1877)
  • Dec 9 Edith Sitwell, English poet and author (Wheels), dies at 77
  • Dec 17 Victor Franz Hess, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1883)
  • Dec 21 Carl Van Vechten, American writer famous for the controversial novel "Nigger Heaven", dies at 84
  • Dec 29 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats), dies at 63
  • Dec 30 Andrés Soriano, Spanish Filipino industrialist (San Miguel Brewery, Philippine Airlines), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
  • Dec 31 Ólafur Thors, Icelandic Prime Minister (5 times between 1942-63), dies at 72