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1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1957th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 957th year of the 2nd millennium, the 57th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1950s decade.
- January 1
- January 2 - The San Francisco and Los Angeles stock exchanges merge, to form the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange.
- January 3 - Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.
- January 4 - After 69 years, the last issue of Collier's Weekly magazine is published in the United States.
- January 5 - Russell Endean becomes the first batsman to be dismissed for having handled the ball, in Test cricket.
- January 6 - Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the 3rd and final time. He is shown only from the waist up, even during the gospel segment, singing "Peace In The Valley". Ed Sullivan describes Elvis thus: "This is a real decent, fine boy. We've never had a pleasanter experience on our show with a big name than we've had with you. You're thoroughly all right."
- January 9 - British Prime Minister Anthony Eden resigns.
- January 10 - Harold Macmillan becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- January 11 - The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
- January 13 - Wham-O Company produces the first Frisbee.
- January 14
- Kripalu Maharaj is named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher), after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.
- American screen actor Humphrey Bogart dies aged 57 in California, after a long battle with cancer.
- January 15 - The film Throne of Blood, Akira Kurosawa's reworking of Macbeth, is released in Japan.
- January 16 - The Cavern Club opens in Liverpool, as a jazz club.
- January 20
- January 21 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower is publicly sworn in.
- January 23 - Ku Klux Klan members force African-American truck driver Willie Edwards to jump off a bridge, into the Alabama River; he drowns as a result.
- January 26 - The Ibirapuera Planetarium (the first in the Southern Hemisphere) is inaugurated in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
- January 31 - Three students on a junior high school playground in Pacoima, California, are among the 8 persons killed, following a mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet, in the skies above the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Flag of Ghana
, the first country in colonial Africa to gain independence
- March 1
- March 3 - Net als toen, sung by Corry Brokken (music by Guus Jansen, lyrics by Willy van Hemert), wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1957 (held at Frankfurt), for the Netherlands.
- March 4 - Standard & Poor's first publishes the S&P 500 Index in the United States.
- March 6
- March 7 - The United States Congress approves the Eisenhower Doctrine, on assistance to Communist-threatened foreign regimes.
- March 8 - Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal.
- March 10 - Floodgates of The Dalles Dam are closed, inundating Celilo Falls and ancient Indian fisheries along the Columbia River in Oregon.
- March 13
- March 14 - President Sukarno declares martial law in Indonesia.
- March 17 - 1957 Cebu Douglas C-47 crash: Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others are killed in a plane crash.
- March 20 - The French news magazine L'Express reveals that the French army tortures Algerian prisoners.
- March 25
- The Treaty of Rome (Patto di Roma) establishes the European Economic Community (EEC; predecessor of the European Union) between Italy, France, West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
- Copies of Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems (first published November 1, 1956), printed in England, are seized by United States Customs Service officials in San Francisco, on the grounds of obscenity. On October 3, in People v. Ferlinghetti, a subsequent prosecution of publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the work is ruled not to be obscene.
- March 26 - Elvis Presley buys Graceland, on 3734 Bellevue Boulevard (Highway 51 South), for $US100,000. He and his family move from the house on 1034 Audubon Drive.
- March 27 - The 29th Academy Awards Ceremony is held in Hollywood. Around the World in 80 Days wins Best Picture.
- March 31 - Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, the team's only musical written especially for television, is telecast live and in color by CBS in the United States, starring Lesley Ann Warren in the title role. The production is seen by millions, but this 1957 version is not to be telecast again for more than 40 years, when a kinescope of it is shown.
- June 1 - Three-year-old thoroughbred Gallant Man wins the Peter Pan Stakes, at Belmont Park.
- June 9 - Broad Peak, on the China-Pakistan border, is first ascended.
- June 15 - Oklahoma celebrates its semi-centennial statehood. A brand new 1957 Plymouth Belvedere is buried in a time capsule (to be opened 50 years later on June 15, 2007).
- June 15 - Gallant Man wins the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park, in record time.
- June 20 - Toru Takemitsu's Requiem for Strings is first performed, by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
- June 21 - John Diefenbaker becomes the 13th Prime Minister of Canada.
- June 25 - The United Church of Christ is formed in Cleveland, Ohio, by the merger of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church.
- June 27 - Hurricane Audrey demolishes Cameron, Louisiana, U.S., killing 400 people.
- July 1
- July 6 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney first meet as teenagers at a garden fete at St. Peter's Church, Woolton, Liverpool, England, at which Lennon's skiffle group, The Quarrymen, is playing, 3 years before forming The Beatles.
- July 9 - Elvis Presley's film Loving You opens in theaters.
- July 11 - His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV becomes the 49th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims at age 20. His grandfather Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan III appoints Prince Karim in his will.
- July 14 - Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.
- July 16 - United States Marine Major John Glenn flies an F8U supersonic jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds, setting a new transcontinental speed record.
- July 25 - Tunisia becomes a republic, with Habib Bourguiba as its first president.
- July 28
- July 29 - The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
- August 4 - Juan Manuel Fangio, driving for Maserati, wins the Formula One German Grand Prix, clinching (with 4 wins this season) his record 5th world drivers championship, including his 4th consecutive championship (also a record); these 2 records endure for nearly half a century.
- August 5 - American Bandstand, a local dance show produced by WFIL-TV in Philadelphia, joins the ABC Television Network.
- August 21 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces a 2-year suspension of nuclear testing.
- August 28 - United States Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) sets the record for the longest filibuster, with his 24-hour, 18-minute speech railing against a civil rights bill.
- August 31 - The Federation of Malaya gains independence from the United Kingdom, subsequently celebrated as Malaysia's National Day. Abdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan, Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan, becomes the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaya. The country's new Constitution had come into force on August 27. The Alliance Party and its successor are the ruling coalition until 2018.
- Mao Zedong admits that 800,000 "class enemies" had been summarily liquidated in China, between 1949 and 1954.
- Expected date for Operation Dropshot, an all-out U.S. war with the Soviet Union, triggered by a Soviet takeover of Western Europe, the Near East and parts of Eastern Asia, which does not materialize, as prepared for by the United States Department of Defense in 1949.
- Gruppe SPUR, an artistic collaboration, is founded in Germany.
- The so-called 'mound of Midas', the Great Tumulus near Gordium, is excavated.
- Three new neo-grotesque sans-serif typefaces are released: Folio (designed by Konrad Bauer and Walter Baum), Neue Haas Grotesk (designed by Max Miedinger) and Univers (designed by Adrian Frutiger); all will be influential in the International Typographic Style of graphic design.
- January 1
- January 3 - Bojan Kri?aj, Slovenian alpine skier
- January 4
- January 5 - Maartin Allcock, English multi-instrumentalist and record producer (d. 2018)
- January 6 - Nancy Lopez, American golfer
- January 7
- January 8
- January 9 - Bibie, Ghanaian singer
- January 11
- January 12 - John Lasseter, American director, writer and animator
- January 13
- January 14
- January 15
- January 16 - Ricardo Darín, Argentinian actor
- January 17 - Steve Harvey, African-American comedian, television host, radio personality, actor and author
- January 21 - Greg Ryan, American soccer coach
- January 22
- January 23 - Princess Caroline of Monaco
- January 24 - Adrian Edmondson, British comedian
- January 26 - Road Warrior Hawk, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
- January 27
- January 29 - Gra?yna Miller, Polish poet
- January 30 - Payne Stewart, American golfer (d. 1999)
- February 1
- February 2 - Phil Barney, French singer
- February 4 - Elaine Carbines, Member of the Australian Labor Party
- February 5 - Jackie Woodburne, Australian actress
- February 6
- February 8 - Cindy Wilson, American rock singer (The B-52's)
- February 9 - Gordon Strachan, Scottish footballer and manager
- February 11 - Mitchell Symons, British writer
- February 14 - Soile Isokoski, Finnish lyric soprano
- February 15
- February 16 - LeVar Burton, African-American actor (Roots)
- February 17 - Loreena McKennitt, Canadian singer, composer, harpist (Mummers' Dance)
- February 18
- February 19
- February 20 - Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey coach
- February 23 - Ria Brieffies, Dutch singer (d. 2009)
- February 27
- February 28
- March 3 - Eric Walters, Canadian author
- March 4
- March 5 - Mark E. Smith, English singer (d. 2018)
- March 6 - Eddie Deezen, American actor, voice actor and comedian
- March 8
- March 9 - Mona Sahlin, Swedish politician
- March 10
- March 12 - Marlon Jackson, African-American singer
- March 13 - David Peaston, American singer (d. 2012)
- March 15
- March 18 - György Pazdera, Hungarian rock bassist (Pokolgép)
- March 20
- March 23
- March 24 - Jack Edwards, American play-by-play announcer
- March 26 - Leeza Gibbons, American television personality
- March 27 - Stephen Dillane, English actor
- March 28 - Paul Eiding, American actor and voice actor
- March 29 - Christopher Lambert, French-American actor
- March 30
- March 31
- April 1
- April 2
- April 4
- April 5 - Ivan Corea, Sri Lankan autism campaigner
- April 7 - Simon Climie, English singer-songwriter (Climie Fisher)
- April 8 - Henry Cluney, Irish musician
- April 9 - Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (d. 2011)
- April 10 - Ülle Kaljuste, Estonian actress
- April 11
- April 12
- April 14 - Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
- April 17
- April 18 - Genie, American feral child
- April 20 - Aviva Chomsky, history professor and coordinator of Latin American studies at Salem State University
- April 21
- April 22 - Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of Poland
- April 23
- April 24
- April 25
- April 27
- April 28 - Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez, Cuban-born experimental filmmaker
- April 29
- May 2 - Michael Coyle, American composer
- May 3
- May 4 - Iona Morris, American actress
- May 5 - Richard E. Grant, English actor
- May 6 - Mbah Surip, Indonesian singer (d. 2009)
- May 10 - Sid Vicious (John Beverley), English punk rock bassist (Sex Pistols) (d. 1979)
- May 11 - Peter North, Canadian adult actor
- May 13 - Carrie Lam, Hong Kong civil servant
- May 14 - Daniela Dessì, Italian operatic soprano (d. 2016)
- May 15
- May 16
- Joan Benoit, American Olympic gold medal-winning marathon runner
- Bob Suter, American professional ice hockey player (d. 2014)
- May 17 - Gösta Sundqvist, Finnish rock singer and songwriter (Leevi and the Leavings) (d. 2003)
- May 18
- May 20
- May 21
- May 22
- May 23 - Jimmy McShane (aka Baltimora), Northern Irish singer and dancer (d. 1995)
- May 24
- May 26
- May 27 - Siouxsie Sioux, born Susan Ballion, English post-punk singer (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
- May 28 - Kirk Gibson, American baseball player
- May 29
- May 31 - Jim Craig, American professional ice hockey player
- June 1 - Dorota K?dzierzawska, Polish film director
- June 3 - Horst-Ulrich Hänel, German field hockey player
- June 5 - Kim Tai-chung, Korean martial artist and former actor and Bruce Lee double (d. 2011)
- June 6
- June 7
- June 8
- June 10 - Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect
- June 12
- June 14
- June 15 - Seppo Pääkkönen, Finnish actor
- June 19 - Anna Lindh, Swedish politician (d. 2003)
- June 21
- June 23 - Frances McDormand, American actress
- June 25 - William Goh, Archbishop of Singapore
- June 27 - Erik Hamrén, Swedish football player
- June 28
- June 29 - Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Turkmen politician, 2nd President of Turkmenistan
- June 30 - Silvio Orlando, Italian actor
- July 1
- July 2 - Bret Hart, Canadian professional wrestler
- July 3
- July 4
- July 5 - Doug Wilson, Canadian ice hockey
- July 6 - Chong Eng, Malaysian politician
- July 7 - Mohd Puad Zarkashi, Malaysian politician
- July 9
- July 10 - Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war activist
- July 11 - Peter Murphy, English singer and musician
- July 12
- July 13
- July 15 - Kate Kellaway, English journalist and literary critic
- July 16 - Faye Grant, American actress
- July 17
- July 18 - Nick Faldo, British golfer
- July 21
- July 23 - Theo van Gogh, Dutch film director (d. 2004)
- July 24
- July 26
- July 27
- July 29 - Nellie Kim, Russian gymnast
- July 31 - Paul Provenza, American comedian
- August 1 - Taylor Negron, American actor (d. 2015)
- August 2
- August 4
- August 5 - Clayton Rohner, American actor
- August 6 - Jim McGreevey, 52nd Governor of New Jersey
- August 7 - Alexander Dityatin, Soviet gymnast
- August 9 - Melanie Griffith, American actress
- August 10 - Juli Básti, Hungarian actress
- August 11 - Richie Ramone, American rock drummer (Ramones)
- August 14
- August 15 - ?eljko Ivanek, Slovenian-American actor
- August 16
- August 17 - Robin Cousins, British figure skater
- August 18
- August 19
- August 20 - Finlay Calder, Scottish rugby player
- August 22
- August 24 - Stephen Fry, British comedian, author and actor
- August 25 - Simon McBurney, British actor, writer and theatre director
- August 26
- Dr. Alban, Nigerian-born Swedish singer
- Uzo, Nigerian-American film producer and director
- August 27 - Bernhard Langer, German golfer
- August 28
- August 29
- August 30 - Manu Tuiasosopo, American football player
- August 31
- September 1 - Gloria Estefan, Cuban-born American singer
- September 6 - José Sócrates, 117th Prime Minister of Portugal
- September 7
- September 8
- September 11
- September 12
- September 13
- September 15 - Brad Bird, American animator and director
- September 16 - David McCreery, Irish footballer
- September 18 - Mark Wells, American professional ice hockey player
- September 19
- September 20 - Sabine Christiansen, German journalist and television presenter
- September 21
- September 22
- Nick Cave, Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter and actor
- Mark Johnson, American professional ice hockey player and coach
- September 25 - Michael Madsen, American actor
- September 26 - Luigi De Canio, Italian footballer and football manager
- September 27 - Peter Sellars, American theatre director
- September 28 - Luis Cluzeau Mortet, Uruguayan composer and musician
- September 29 - Andrew Dice Clay, American comedian
- September 30 - Fran Drescher, American actress
- October 3 - Tim Westwood, English DJ and presenter
- October 4
- October 5 - Bernie Mac, African-American stand-up comedian and actor (d. 2008)
- October 7
- October 8 - Ewan Stewart, Scottish actor
- October 10 - Rumiko Takahashi, Japanese manga artist
- October 11
- October 12 - Clémentine Célarié, French actress
- October 14 - Kenny Neal, American guitarist
- October 15 - Stacy Peralta, American director and skateboarder
- October 20 - Manuel Huerga, Spanish film director and screenwriter
- October 21 - Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
- October 22 - Daniel Melingo, Argentine musician
- October 23
- October 24 - John Kassir, American actor, voice actor and comedian
- October 25 - Nancy Cartwright, American voice actress (Bart Simpson from 'The Simpsons')
- October 26
- October 27 - Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwanese film director
- October 28 - Stephen Morris, British drummer
- October 29 - Dan Castellaneta, American voice actor (Homer Simpson from 'The Simpsons')
- October 30
- October 31
- November 3 - Dolph Lundgren, Swedish actor and martial artist
- November 4 - Tony Abbott, 28th Prime Minister of Australia
- November 5 - Jon-Erik Hexum, American actor (d. 1984)
- November 6
- November 7 - Christopher Knight, American actor
- November 10 - George Lowe, American voice actor and comedian
- November 12 - Cécilia Attias, wife of French Prime Minister Nicolas Sarkozy
- November 13
- November 14 - Gregg Burge, American tap dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
- November 15 - Kevin Eubanks, American jazz guitarist
- November 17 - Debbie Thrower, English TV news presenter
- November 18 - Olivia Heussler, Swiss photojournalist
- November 19
- November 20
- November 21 - Sophie Lorain, Canadian actress, director and producer
- November 22
- Don Newman, American basketball coach and player (d. 2018)
- Alan Stern, Principle Investigator of NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto
- November 23 - William Kaelin Jr., American cellular biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
- November 24 - Denise Crosby, American screen actress
- November 26
- November 27
- November 30 - Colin Mochrie, Scottish-born Canadian comedian
- December 1
- December 3 - Maxim Korobov, Russian businessman & politician
- December 4 - Eric S. Raymond, American open source software advocate
- December 6
- December 7
- December 9
- December 10
- December 12 - Sheila E., American percussionist, singer, author, and actress
- December 13 - Steve Buscemi, American actor
- December 15
- Ch?, Japanese voice actor and actor
- Laura Molina, American artist, musician and actress
- December 16 - Nikolaos Michaloliakos, Greek politician, founder and leader of Golden Dawn, a neo-nazi party
- December 17
- December 19 - Kevin McHale, American basketball player
- December 20
- December 21
- December 24 - Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan
- December 25 - Shane MacGowan, Irish singer and songwriter (The Pogues)
- December 30
- January 2 - Wilson Brown Jr., American admiral (b. 1882)
- January 4 - Theodor Körner, Austrian statesman, 5th President of Austria (b. 1873)
- January 10 - Gabriela Mistral, Chilean writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
- January 11 - Sir Robert Garran, Australian lawyer and public servant (b. 1867)
- January 13 - A. E. Coppard, English writer (b. 1878)
- January 11 - Jack Gilbert Graham, American mass murderer (executed) (b. 1932)
- January 14 - Humphrey Bogart, American actor (b. 1899)
- January 16
- January 20 - James Brendan Connolly, American Olympic athlete (b. 1868)
- January 21 - Guido Notari, Italian actor (b. 1893)
- January 25 - Jan Herman van Heek, Dutch industrialist, textile manufacturer, patron of the arts, art collector and nature conservationist (b. 1873)
- January 26
- January 29 - W?adys?aw Mazurkiewicz, Polish serial killer (b. 1911)
- March 5 - William Cameron Menzies, American film production designer (b. 1896)
- March 6 - Sir Alexander Godley, British general (b. 1867)
- March 7 - Wyndham Lewis, English painter (b. 1882)
- March 8 - János Esterházy, Hungarian politician in Czechoslovakia (b. 1901)
- March 11 - Richard E. Byrd, American explorer (b. 1888)
- March 12 - Josephine Hull, American actress (b. 1877)
- March 14 - Eugenio Castellotti, Italian racing driver (car crash) (b. 1930)
- March 16 - Constantin Brâncu?i, Romanian sculptor (b. 1876)
- March 17 - Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines (killed in plane crash) (b. 1907)
- March 26
- March 28 - Gheorghe T?t?rescu, Romanian politician, 36th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1886)
- March 29
- March 31 - Gene Lockhart, Canadian actor (b. 1891)
- April 3 - Ned Sparks, Canadian character actor (b. 1883)
- April 4 - E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (b. 1909)
- April 5 - Alagappa Chettiar, Indian philanthropist (b. 1909)
- April 6 - Pierina Morosini, Italian Roman Catholic laywoman, martyr and blessed (b. 1931)
- April 8
- April 15 - Pedro Infante, Mexican actor and singer (b. 1917)
- April 16 - Johnny Torrio, Italian-born American gangster (b. 1882)
- April 21 - Boris Kozo-Polyansky, Soviet botanist and evolutionary biologist (b. 1890)
- April 23 - Roy Campbell, South African poet (b. 1901)
- April 24 - Elizabeth Hesselblad, Swedish nurse and Roman Catholic saint (b. 1870)
- April 25 - Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, Emir of Qatar (b. 1880)
- April 26 - Elinor Fair, American actress (b. 1903)
- August 3 - Devdas Gandhi, youngest son of Mahatma Gandhi (b. 1900)
- August 4 - Washington Luís, 13th President of Brazil (b. 1869)
- August 5 - Heinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
- August 7 - Oliver Hardy, American actor (b. 1892)
- August 16 - Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
- August 19 - David Bomberg, Vorticist painter (b. 1890)
- August 20 - Julio Lozano Díaz, President of Honduras (b. 1885)
- August 21 - Mait Metsanurk, Estonian writer (b. 1879)
- August 30 - Harold Gatty, Australian aviator (b. 1903)
- October 3 - L?rinc Szabó, Hungarian poet (b. 1900)
- October 9 - Hassiba Ben Bouali, Algerian militant (b. 1938)
- October 19 - Vere Gordon Childe, Australian archaeologist (b. 1892)
- October 20 - Jack Buchanan, British actor (b. 1891)
- October 23 - Frederick Burton, American actor (b. 1871)
- October 24
- October 25
- October 26 - Gerty Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)
- October 27 - Giovanni Battista Caproni, Italian aeronautical, civil and electrical engineer, aircraft designer and industrialist (b. 1886)
- October 29 - Louis B. Mayer, American film studio mogul, former head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) (b. 1885)
- October 30 - José Patricio Guggiari, Paraguayan politician, 32nd President of Paraguay (b. 1884)
- November 2 - Ted Meredith, American Olympic athlete (b. 1891)
- November 3
- November 4
- November 7 - Hasui Kawase, Japanese painter and printmaker (b. 1883)
- November 11 - Masao Maruyama, Japanese general (b. 1889)
- November 13 - Antonín Zápotocký, 6th President and 15th Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia (b. 1884)
- November 15 - Andrzej Bursa, Polish poet (b. 1932)
- November 17 - Cora Witherspoon, American actress (b. 1890)
- November 18 - Rudolf Diels, German Nazi civil servant and Gestapo chief (b. 1900)
- November 24 - Diego Rivera, Mexican painter (b. 1886)
- November 25
- November 26
- November 29 - Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian composer (b. 1897)
- November 30 - Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (b. 1890)
- December 2 - Harrison Ford, American silent film actor (b. 1884)
- December 4 - John Lavarack, Australian general, Governor of Queensland (b. 1885)
- December 6 - Claude Barnard, Australian politician and government minister (b. 1890)
- December 8 - Reginald Sheffield, English actor (b. 1901)
- December 10 - Maurice McLoughlin, American tennis champion (b. 1890)
- December 10
- December 11 - Musidora, French actress (b. 1889)
- December 15 - Alfonso Bedoya, Mexican actor (b. 1904)
- December 17 - Dorothy L. Sayers, British crime writer, poet, playwright and essayist (b. 1893)
- December 21 - Eric Coates, English composer (b. 1886)
- December 24 - Norma Talmadge, American actress (b. 1894)
- December 25
- December 26 - Angelo Motta, Italian entrepreneur (b. 1890)
- December 28 - Hilda Vaughn, American actress (b. 1898)
- December 31 - Óscar Domínguez, Spanish painter (b. 1906)