Deaths in History in December 1967

  • Dec 2 Francis J "Cardinal" Spellman, archbishop of NY, dies at 78
  • Dec 3 Annette Kolb, German writer and pacifist, dies at 97

Person of interestRobert Henry Lawrence, Jr.

Dec 8 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., USAF/astronaut, dies in a crash of an F-104 Starfighter while training at 32

  • Dec 9 Charles Léon Hammes, Luxembourgian lawyer and President of the European Court of Justice (b. 1898)
  • Dec 17 Harold Holt, Australian prime minister (Liberal, 1966-67), presumed to have drowned at 59
  • Dec 17 [Francis] Barry Byrne, American architect, dies at 83
  • Dec 19 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, dies at 78
  • Dec 21 Louis Washkansky, 18 days after 1st heart transplant, dies at 55
  • Dec 23 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, American Zen teacher (1st Zen Institute of America), dies at 75
  • Dec 28 Béla Schick, Hungarian-born US paediatrician (Scarlet Fever), dies at 90
  • Dec 28 Katharine McCormick, US biologist, suffragist, and philanthropist, dies at 92

Person of interestVincent Massey

Dec 30 Vincent Massey, Canadian diplomat, 1st Canadian-born Governor General of Canada (1952-59), dies at 80

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey