Deaths in History in December 2007

  • Dec 1 Sally L. Smith, American educator and founder (Lab School of Washington), dies at 78
  • Dec 2 Thomas F. Torrance, Scottish Protestant theologist, dies at 94
  • Dec 4 Norval Morrisseau, Canadian artist (b. 1932)
  • Dec 4 Chip Reese, American professional poker player (b. 1951)
  • Dec 8 Gerardo GarcĂ­a Pimentel, Mexican journalist
  • Dec 9 Thore Skogman, Swedish entertainer, dies at 76
  • Dec 10 Aqsa Parvez, Canadian victim of an honor crime (b. 1991)
  • Dec 11 Grace Paley, American poet, political activist and teacher (1970 Arts & Letters Award), dies of breast cancer at 84
  • Dec 13 Mark Partridge, Rhodesian politician
  • Dec 15 Julia Carson, U.S. Congresswoman from Indiana (b. 1938)
  • Dec 18 Gerald Le Dain, Canadian Supreme Court judge (b. 1924)
  • Dec 18 Bill Strauss, American writer on generations, satirist, and founder of the Capitol Steps (b. 1947)
  • Dec 20 Nataline Sarkisyan, American medical patient (b. 1990)
  • Dec 21 Ken Hendricks, American businessman (b. 1941)
  • Dec 22 Adrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (b. 1932)
  • Dec 22 Julien Gracq [Louis Poirier], French writer (Andre Breton), dies at 97
  • Dec 23 William Francis Ganong, American physiologist (b. 1924)
  • Dec 24 Nicholas Pumfrey, British judge (b. 1951)
  • Dec 24 Akbar Radi, Iranian dramatist and playwright (b. 1939)
  • Dec 26 John A. Garraty, American biographer (b. 1920)

Person of interestBenazir Bhutto

Dec 27 Benazir Bhutto, 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan and 1st female leader of a Muslim nation, assassinated in Rawalpindi by a suicide bomber at 54

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • Dec 27 Jaan Kross, Estonian writer (b. 1920)
  • Dec 28 Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iran national basketball team player (b. 1982)
  • Dec 29 Kevin Greening, British radio presenter (b. 1962)
  • Dec 31 Michael Goldberg, American painter (b. 1924)
  • Dec 31 Milton L. Klein, Canadian politician (b. 1910)
  • Dec 31 Ettore Sottsass, Italian architect and designer (b. 1917)