Deaths in History in December 1982

  • Dec 7 Charlie Brooks Jr, convicted murderer became 1st US prisoner to be executed by lethal injection, at a prison in Huntsville, Texas
  • Dec 7 George Kistiakowsky, Ukrainian-American Chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project) but later opposed nuclear weapons, dies at 82
  • Dec 8 Andre Kamperveen, Suriname minister, murdered
  • Dec 8 Bram Behr, Suriname revolutionary, murdered
  • Dec 8 Cyrill Daal, Suriname worker's union leader, murdered
  • Dec 8 Frank Wijngaarde, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Dec 8 Harald Riedewald, Suriname attorney, murdered
  • Dec 8 John Baboeram, Suriname lawyer, murdered
  • Dec 8 Jozef Slagveer, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Dec 8 Kenneth Goncalves, Deacon of Surinamese order of advocate, murdered
  • Dec 8 Leckie, Suriname scholar, murdered
  • Dec 8 Leslie Rahman, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Dec 8 Surendre Rambocus, Suriname army lieutenant, murdered
  • Dec 9 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Song against Death), dies at 87
  • Dec 9 Leon Jaworski, special prosecutor (Watergate), dies at 77
  • Dec 9 Paul Godwin, [Goldfein], Polish/Dutch violist, dies at 80
  • Dec 9 Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist, dies at 55
  • Dec 16 Colin Chapman, English engineer and automobile manufacturer, founder of Lotus Cars, dies at 54
  • Dec 17 Leonid B Kogan, Russian violist, dies at 58
  • Dec 17 Homer S. Ferguson, American politician (b. 1889)
  • Dec 18 Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German pilot (b. 1916)
  • Dec 19 Dwight Macdonald, American social critic (b. 1906)
  • Dec 24 Louis Aragon, French poet and writer (Les Lettres françaises, Pour un réalisme socialiste), dies at 85
  • Dec 27 John Leonard Swigert Jr, astronaut (Apollo 13), dies of cancer at 51