Deaths in History in November 2016

  • Nov 7 Janet Reno, first female US Attorney General (1993-2001), dies at 78
  • Nov 8 Florence Finch, Philippine American war hero (WWII), dies at 101
  • Nov 14 Gwen Ifill, journalist and writer, 1st African American woman to host US public affairs program, dies of cancer at 61
  • Nov 15 Sixto Durán Ballén, Ecuadorian politician, President of Ecuador (1992-96), dies at 95
  • Nov 16 Melvin Laird, politician (Rep-R-Mich), US Secretary of Defense (1969-73), dies at 94
  • Nov 16 Jay Forrester, American engineer, invented random-access magnetic core memory, dies at 98
  • Nov 18 Denton Cooley, American heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant), dies at 96
  • Nov 20 William Trevor, Irish-born writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune), dies at 88
  • Nov 23 Joe Esposito, American author and friend of Elvis, dies at 78

Person of interestFidel Castro

Nov 25 Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary, Prime Minister (1959-76) and President (1976-2008), dies at 90

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Nov 28 William A. Christenberry, American photographer and artist, dies at 80