Deaths in History in December 1984

  • Dec 1 Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter (b. 1911)
  • Dec 3 Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian and presidents advisor, dies at 72
  • Dec 3 Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (b. 1919)
  • Dec 4 John Rock, US co-developer of anti-conceptiepil, dies at 94
  • Dec 5 Adam Malik, Third Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1917)
  • Dec 8 Robert Jay Mathews, White Nationalist (b. 1953)
  • Dec 11 Oskar Seidlin, German-born American scholar (b. 1911)
  • Dec 14 Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer and Nobel laureate (b. 1898)
  • Dec 15 Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, dies at 82
  • Dec 19 Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (b. 1903)
  • Dec 23 Joan Lindsay, Australian author (b. 1896)
  • Dec 28 Sam Peckinpah, director, dies of cardiac arrest at 59
  • Dec 30 Massa, oldest gorilla on record (b. 1930)