Deaths in History in December 2016

  • Dec 1 Ousmane Sow, Senegalese sculptor, dies at 81
  • Dec 3 S. Newman Darby, American inventor of the sailboard, dies at 88
  • Dec 5 E. R. Braithwaite, Guyanese diplomat and writer (To Sir with Love), dies at 104
  • Dec 5 Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author (Transit of Venus), dies at 85

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Dec 8 John Glenn, American astronaut (1st American to orbit the earth) and politician (Senator D-Ohio), dies at 95

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • Dec 10 A. A. [Adrian Anthony] Gill, British critic (The Sunday Times), dies of cancer at 62
  • Dec 13 Thomas Schelling, American economist, (Nobel Prize 2005 - game-theory analysis), dies at 95
  • Dec 17 Henry Heimlich, American surgeon and inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, dies at 96
  • Dec 22 Margaret Pereira, English forensic scientist (Nicholls and Pereira method), dies at 88
  • Dec 23 Piers J Sellers, English astronaut and climate scientist, dies of cancer at 61
  • Dec 24 Richard Adams, English author (Watership Down), dies at 96
  • Dec 24 Vera Rubin, American astronomer who discovered dark matter, dies at 88
  • Dec 28 Gregorio Alvarez, Uruguayan Dictator, President of Uruguay (1981-85), dies in prison at 91