Famous Deaths for December 1979

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Deaths 1 - 26 of 26

2nd - Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, composer, dies at 72
3rd - Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (b. 1905)
4th - Robert Karnes, actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62
5th - Sonia Delaunay, Russian born French artist, dies aged 94
7th - Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, 1st woman full prof at Harvard U, dies
7th - Mari Andriessen, sculptor (Docker), Amsterdam, dies at 82
7th - Nicolas Born, writer, dies at 41
7th - Prince Chahryar Shafik, Shah of Iran's nephew, murdered in Paris
9th - Fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84
10th - Ann Dvorak, actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67
10th - Fulton J Sheen, bishop (Life is Worth Living), dies at 84
11th - Claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66
11th - James J. Gibson, American perceptual psychologist (b. 1904)
13th - Jon Hall, actor (Ramor of the Jungle), dies at 66
14th - Nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, cricketer (2 Tests for India, avg 205), dies
15th - Bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66
21st - Bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies
22nd - Darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77
23rd - Peggy Guggenheim, American art collector (b. 1898)
24th - Dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82
24th - Rudi [Rudolf] Dutschke, German student leader, dies at 39
25th - Joan Blondell, American actress (Real McCoys), dies of leukemia at 73
25th - Lee Bowman, actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover), dies at 64
25th - Jordi Bonet, Quebec muralist and sculptor (b. 1932)
27th - Hafizullah Amin, president of Afghanistan (1979), murdered
30th - Richard Rodgers, composer (Rogers & Hammerstein), dies at 77

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