Deaths in History in December 1969

  • Dec 2 Kliment J Voroshilov, president USSR (1953-60), dies
  • Dec 4 Fred Hampton, US Black-Panther leader, murdered
  • Dec 13 Raymond A Spruance, U.S. Navy admiral (Battle of Midway), dies at 83
  • Dec 17 Arturo da Costa e Silva, President of Brazil (1967-69), dies at 67
  • Dec 22 Josef von Sternberg, Austrian director (Shanghai Express), dies at 75
  • Dec 26 Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin, French poet and author (History d'aimer), dies at 67
  • Dec 26 Josef Hromádka, Czech theologist (Lenin prize 1957), dies at 80