Deaths in History in December 1973

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 1 David Ben-Gurion, founding father of Israel, dies in Tel Aviv at 87

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 5 Robert Watson-Watt, Scottish physicist (pioneered radar and radio direction finding), dies at 81

Physicist and Radar Pioneer Robert Watson-Watt
Physicist and Radar Pioneer
Robert Watson-Watt
  • Dec 5 Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, Scottish physicist and developer of the radar in WWII, dies at 81
  • Dec 13 Henry Green, English author (b. 1905)
  • Dec 17 Charles G Abbot, US astronomer (Sun Constant), dies at 101
  • Dec 18 Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (b. 1908)
  • Dec 20 Luis Carrero Blanco, PM of Spain (1973), assassinated by ETA
  • Dec 24 Gerard Kuiper, Dutch/US astronomer after whom the Kuiper belt is named, dies at 68
  • Dec 25 İsmet İnönü, Turkish statesman (b. 1884)
  • Dec 25 Gabriel Voisin, French aviation pioneer (b. 1880)
  • Dec 26 Harold B Lee, US head of Mormon Church, dies at 74