Deaths in History in December 2003

  • Dec 1 Clark Kerr, first Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley (b. 1911)
  • Dec 2 Alan Davidson, British author (b. 1924)
  • Dec 6 Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, President of Guatemala (b. 1918)
  • Dec 7 Carl F. H. Henry American theologian and publisher (b. 1913)
  • Dec 7 Azie Taylor Morton, Treasurer of the United States (b. 1936)
  • Dec 9 Paul Simon, U.S. Senator from Illinois (b. 1928)
  • Dec 11 Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian writer (b. 1927)
  • Dec 12 Heydər Əliyev, President of Azerbaijan (b. 1923)
  • Dec 12 Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Catholic prelate (b. 1926)
  • Dec 12 Keiko, orca (killer whale), star of Free Willy (b. 1976)
  • Dec 13 William V. Roth, Jr., U.S. Senator (b. 1921)
  • Dec 14 Blas Ople, foreign minister of the Philippines (b. 1927)
  • Dec 15 George Fisher, American political cartoonist (b. 1923)
  • Dec 16 Robert Stanfield, Premier of Nova Scotia (b. 1914)
  • Dec 17 Brian Lee, father of Wikipedia user, James Lee (b. 1948)
  • Dec 18 Susan Travers, English-French Foreign Legion soldier, dies at 94
  • Dec 19 Peter Carter-Ruck, English lawyer (b. 1914)
  • Dec 19 Roy Hughes, Baron Islwyn, British politician (L), dies at 78
  • Dec 21 Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Spanish playboy and businessman (b. 1924)
  • Dec 25 Nicholas Mavroules, American politician (b. 1929)
  • Dec 28 Benjamin Hacker, American admiral (b. 1935)
  • Dec 30 David Bale, South African-born activist (b. 1941)
  • Dec 30 John Gregory Dunne, American writer, dies of heart attack at 71
  • Dec 31 Arthur R. von Hippel German-born physicist (b. 1898)