Deaths in History in December 2001

  • Dec 5 Franco Rasetti, Italian physicist (b. 1901)
  • Dec 7 Charles McClendon, LSU Tigers head football coach (b. 1923)
  • Dec 8 Don Tennant, American advertising executive (b. 1922)
  • Dec 9 Michael Carver, British soldier (b. 1915)
  • Dec 14 W. G. Sebald, German writer (b. 1944)
  • Dec 16 Stefan Heym, German author (b. 1913)
  • Dec 20 Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and 1st President of Senegal (1960-80), dies at 95
  • Dec 23 Bola Ige, Nigerian politician (b. 1930)
  • Dec 28 Samuel A. Goldblith, American food scientist (b. 1919)
  • Dec 28 William X. Kienzle, American novelist (b. 1928)