On This Day

Deaths in History in November 1987

  • Nov 1 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec, dies at 65
  • Nov 4 Raphael Soyer, Russian-born American artist (Depression scenes in NYC), dies at 87
  • Nov 5 Georges Franju, French film director (Judex; Les Yeux sans visage - Eyes Without A Face), dies at 75
  • Nov 5 Jan Nicolaas Bakhuizen van den Brink, Dutch theologist and church historian, dies at 91
  • Nov 6 Ross R. Barnett, American lawyer and politician, (Gov-D-Miss), dies at 89
  • Nov 6 William Pahlmann, American interior designer (4 Season restaurant, NYC), dies at 80
  • Nov 11 Lowell T. Coggeshall, American medical scientist and US Secretary of HEW (1956-58), dies at 86
  • Nov 11 Nico Slothouwer, poet (Liefdesstratenplan), commits suicide at 30
  • Nov 12 Roger Lewis, aviation exec (Lockheed, C Wright, Pan Am), dies at 75

Person of interestPieter Menten

Nov 14 Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal, dies at 88

War Criminal Pieter Menten
War Criminal
Pieter Menten
  • Nov 21 Jim Folsom, American politician (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59), dies at 79
  • Nov 24 Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
  • Nov 25 Anton Pieck, Dutch illustrator (1001 Nights), dies at 92
  • Nov 25 Harold Washington, 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87), dies at 65
  • Nov 26 Thomas G Lanphier Jr, US WW II pilot, dies at 71
  • Nov 27 Babe [Floyd Caves] Herman, Brooklyn Dodgers' slugger (.324 lifetime average), dies at 84
  • Nov 28 Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist prof (isolated growth hormones), dies at 74
  • Nov 29 Howard Pyle, (Gov-R-Az, 1951-55), dies at 81
  • Nov 30 Arthur H Dean, lawyer/advisor to FDR, dies at 89

Person of interestJames Baldwin

Nov 30 James Baldwin, American novelist (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country) and playwright (The Amen Corner), dies at 63

Novelist and Playwright James Baldwin
Novelist and Playwright
James Baldwin
  • Nov 30 Simon Carmiggelt, journalist/literary (Kronkel), dies at 74