Deaths in History in December 2012

  • Dec 4 Vasily Belov, Russian author, dies at 80
  • Dec 4 Jack Brooks, American politician, dies at 89
  • Dec 4 Besse Cooper, American supercentenarian and world
  • Dec 5 Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect, dies from a respiratory infection at 104
  • Dec 7 Saul Steinberg, American businessman, founder of Leasco and CEO of Reliance Insurance Company, dies at 73
  • Dec 9 Sir Patrick Moore, English amateur astronomer and author, dies from an infection at 89
  • Dec 9 Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor, dies at 91
  • Dec 10 Iajuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi President, dies from heart surgery complications at 81
  • Dec 17 Daniel K. Inouye, American politician, dies from respiratory complications at 88
  • Dec 18 Marcus Worsley, British Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, dies at 87
  • Dec 19 Robert Bork, American legal scholar/jurist, dies from heart disease at 85
  • Dec 19 Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli military leader, dies from cancer at 68
  • Dec 25 Frank Calabrese Sr [Frankie Breeze], American mafia hitman, dies at 75
  • Dec 25 Othmar Schneider, Austrian skier (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 84
  • Dec 27 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower, dies at 79
  • Dec 27 Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr, US Army General, dies from complications from pneumonia at 78
  • Dec 28 Jayne Cortez, African-American poet, dies at 76
  • Dec 30 Rita Levi-Montalcini, neurologist and Nobel laureate, dies from natural causes at 103