On This Day

Deaths in History in December 1970

  • Dec 6 Thomas S Power, American USAF-gen (Raid on Tokyo-March 1945), dies at 65

Person of interestRube Goldberg

Dec 7 Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist who made the easy outrageously difficult (Pulitzer Prize 1948, dies of cancer at 87

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg
  • Dec 7 Romaine Brooks [Beatrice Romaine Goddard], American painter, dies at 96
  • Dec 8 Christopher Kelk Ingold, English chemist (Cahn–Ingold–Prelog priority rules), dies at 77
  • Dec 9 Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65
  • Dec 9 Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1893)
  • Dec 12 Louis Zimmer, Flemish astronomer and clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82
  • Dec 12 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (Member of the Australian Parliament for Bourke), dies at 81
  • Dec 14 Franz Schlegelberger, German Nazi politician, dies at 94
  • Dec 28 L. Mendel Rivers, US politician (Rep-D-SC), dies at 65
  • Dec 29 William King Gregory, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory), dies at 94