On this Day in History ... 5th December

05 Dec is in December.

1290 Eleanor Crosses

1559 Funeral of Frances Brandon

1560 Death of Francis II King France Charles IX Succeeds

1603 Main and Bye Plots

1533 Buggery Act

1683 Indemnity and Oblivion Act

1702 Battle of Vigo Bay

See Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Events on the 5th December

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 1067. This year came the king (age 39) back again to England on St. Nicholas's day; and the same day was burned the church of Christ at Canterbury [Map]. Bishop Wulfwy also died, and is buried at his see in Dorchester [Map].

On 04 or 05 Dec 1270 Theobald "Young" II King Navarre (age 30) died at Trapani returning from the Eighth Crusade. His brother Henry I King Navarre (age 26) succeeded I King Navarre, III Count Champagne. Blanche Capet Queen Navarre (age 22) by marriage Queen Navarre, Countess Champagne.

On 05 Dec 1290 Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England (deceased) body rested at Queen's Cross, Stamford.

On 05 Dec 1536 Santi di Tito was born.

Henry Machyn's Diary. 05 Dec 1558. The v day here Grace (age 25) removyd by water undur the bryge unto Somersett plase [Map], with trumpetes playng, and melody and joye and comfortt to all truw Englys-men and women, and to all pepulle.

Henry Machyn's Diary. 05 Dec 1559. The v day (of) Dessember was bered in Westmynster abbay [Map] my lade Frances (deceased) the wyff of Hare duke of Suffolke, with a gret baner of armes and viij banar-rolles, and a hersse and a viij dosen penselles, and a viij dosen skockyons, and ij haroldes of armes, master Garter (age 49) and master Clarenshux (age 49), and mony morners.Funeral of Frances Brandon

Note. P. 217. Funeral of Frances duchess of Suffolk. Daughter of Charles Brandon, duke of Suffolk, and Mary queen dowager of France, daughter of king Henry VII. She was first married to Henry Grey, marquess of Dorset, who was created duke of Suffolk in 1551 (see p. 10); by whom she was mother of queen Jane: and afterwards accepted the hand of Adrian Stokes (age 40) esquire, who erected her monument in Westminster abbey. Their portraits together are engraved by Vertue. Her style by our Diarist as "my lady Frances" did not arise either from ignorance or accident. The title "lady" was then equivalent to the modern title "princess;" and the duchess usually bore it, as her daughter "the lady Jane" had done, as distinctive of her being a member of the Blood Royal.—The heralds' account of her funeral is preserved in the College of Arms, I. 9, f. 153–4, and I. 14, f. 154–157.

On 05 Dec 1559 Frances Brandon Duchess of Suffolk (deceased) was buried in St Edmund's Chapel in Westminster Abbey [Map] at a ceremony conducted by Bishop John Jewel (age 37). Her daughter Catherine Grey Countess Hertford (age 19) was Chief Mourner. Mary Grey (age 14) was present. Her effigy was paid for by Adrian Stokes (age 40): recumbent effigy is dressed in the Ermine robes signifying she was a duchess with a pendant around her neck possibly designed by Cornelius Cure.

On 05 Dec 1560 Francis II King France King Consort Scotland (age 16) died. His brother Charles IX King France (age 10) succeeded IX King France: Capet Valois Angoulême. Mary Queen of Scots (age 17) no longer Queen of France she returned to Scotland arriving at Leith 19 Aug 1561 after having been in France for thirteen years.

On 05 Dec 1603 George Brooke (age 35) was executed for his part in the Main and Bye Plots.

On 05 Dec 1640 John Atherton Bishop (age 42) was hanged at St Stephen's Green, Dublin for offences against the 1533 Buggery Act a law he had pushed for in Ireland.

Evelyn's Diary. 05 Dec 1643. The Earl of Norwich (age 58) came as Ambassador extraordinary: I went to meet him in a coach and six horses, at the palace of Monsieur de Bassompière, where I saw that gallant person, his gardens, terraces, and rare prospects. My lord was waited on by the master of the ceremonies, and a very great cavalcade of men of quality, to the Palais Cardinal, where on the 23d he had audience of the French king (age 5), and the queen Regent his mother (age 42), in the golden chamber of presence. From thence, I conducted him to his lodgings in Rue St. Denis, and so took my leave.

On 05 Dec 1671 Joseph Clemens Wittelsbach Archbishop Cologne was born to Ferdinand Maria Wittelsbach (age 35) and Henriette Adelaide Savoy.

Evelyn's Diary. 05 Dec 1683. I was this day invited to a wedding of one Mrs. Castle, to whom I had some obligation, and it was to her fifth husband, a lieutenant-colonel of the city. She was the daughter of one Burton, a broom-man, by his wife, who sold kitchen stuff in Kent Street, whom God so blessed that the father became a very rich, and was a very honest man; he was Sheriff of Surrey, where I have sat on the bench with him. Another of his daughters was married to Sir John Bowles; and this daughter was a jolly friendly woman. There was at the wedding the Lord Mayor, the Sheriff, several Aldermen and persons of quality; above all, Sir George Jeffreys (age 38), newly made Lord Chief Justice of England, with Mr. Justice Withings, danced with the bride, and were exceedingly merry. These great men spent the rest of the afternoon, till eleven at night, in drinking healths, taking tobacco, and talking much beneath the gravity of judges, who had but a day or two before condemned Mr. Algernon Sidney (age 60), who was executed the 7th on Tower Hill [Map], on the single witness of that monster of a man, Lord Howard of Escrick, and some sheets of paper taken in Mr. Sidney's (age 60) study, pretended to be written by him, but not fully proved, nor the time when, but appearing to have been written before his Majesty's (age 53) Restoration, and then pardoned by the Act of Oblivion; so that though Mr. Sidney was known to be a person obstinately averse to government by a monarch (the subject of the paper was in answer to one by Sir E. Filmer), yet it was thought he had very hard measure. There is this yet observable, that he had been an inveterate enemy to the last king, and in actual rebellion against him; a man of great courage, great sense, great parts, which he showed both at his trial and death; for, when he came on the scaffold, instead of a speech, he told them only that he had made his peace with God, that he came not thither to talk, but to die; put a paper into the sheriff's hand, and another into a friend's; said one prayer as short as a grace, laid down his neck, and bid the executioner do his office.

Evelyn's Diary. 01 Dec 1702. The expectation now is, what treasure will be found on breaking bulk of the galleon brought from Vigo by Sir George Rooke (age 52), which being made up in an extraordinary manner in the hold, was not begun to be opened till the fifth of this month, before two of the Privy Council, two of the chief magistrates of the city, and the Lord Treasurer (age 57).

On 05 Dec 1703 Humphrey Winch 1st Baronet (age 81) died. He was buried at All Saints' Church, Branston [Map]. Baronet Winch of Hawnes in Bedfordshire extinct although his nephew Humphrey Winch of Branston, Lincolnshire, erroneously assumed the title.

On 05 Dec 1729 Charles Gore was born at Horkstow Hall, Lincolnshire.

On 21 Nov 1761 Dorothea Bland aka "Mrs Jordan" was born near Waterford, County Waterford. On 05 Dec 1761 she was baptised at St Martin in the Fields [Map].

Archaeologia Volume 34 Section VIII. Account of Ystumcegid Cromlech [Map], in the parish of Llanfihangel - y - Pennant, county of Carnarvon. By NATHANIEL NEAL SOLLY, Esq. Communicated in a Letter to Captain W. H. Smyth, R.N., K.S.F., Director. Read December 5, 1850.

On 05 Dec 1908 Ernest Hébert (age 91) died.

In Oct 1914 or on 05 Dec 1914 Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (age 24) and Anaïs Melisande Folin were married in Chelsea. She became his model for most of his early etchings of young womanhood from 1920 till 1934.

Births on the 5th December

On 05 Dec 1194 Gwladus verch Llewelyn "Dark Eyed" Aberffraw was born to Llewellyn "The Great" Aberffraw (age 22) and Joan Plantagenet (age 3). She a granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

On 05 Dec 1529 Frederick Albert Hohenzollern was born to Albert "The Elder" Hohenzollern I Duke Prussia (age 39) and Dorothea Oldenburg (age 25). Coefficient of inbreeding 1.98%.

On 05 Dec 1536 Santi di Tito was born.

In 1589 John Fleming 2nd Earl Wigtown was born to John Fleming 1st Earl Wigtown (age 22) and Lilias Graham Countess Graham. He was baptised on 05 Dec 1589 at Kincardine Castle - Ludovic Stewart 2nd Duke Lennox 1st Duke Richmond (age 14) and Francis Stewart 5th Earl Bothwell (age 26) attended. Coefficient of inbreeding 3.25%.

Before 05 Dec 1602 Francis Tichborne was born to Walter Tichborne (age 22).

On 05 Dec 1633 Henry Danvers was born to John Danvers (age 45) and Elizabeth Dauntsey.

On or before 05 Dec 1637 Edward Nosworthy was born.

On 05 Dec 1671 Joseph Clemens Wittelsbach Archbishop Cologne was born to Ferdinand Maria Wittelsbach (age 35) and Henriette Adelaide Savoy.

Before 05 Dec 1675 William Kemp of Antingham in Norfolk was born to Robert Kemp 2nd Baronet (age 47) and Mary Sone Lady Kemp.

On 05 Dec 1687 Frances Ward was born to William Ward (age 28).

On 05 Dec 1729 Charles Gore was born at Horkstow Hall, Lincolnshire.

On 05 Dec 1737 Morgan Vane was born to Morgan Vane (age 31).

On 05 Dec 1743 Louisa Augusta Lennox was born to Charles Lennox 2nd Duke Richmond (age 42) and Sarah Cadogan Duchess Richmond (age 38). She a great granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 05 Dec 1746 Fanny Fowler was born to Edmund Fowler (age 45) and Elizabeth Patteshall of Worcester.

On 05 Dec 1750 Nicholas Ward 2nd Viscount Bangor was born to Bernard Ward 1st Viscount Bangor (age 31) and Ann Bligh Viscountess Bangor.

On 05 Dec 1752 Francis Fane was born to Henry Fane (age 49) and Charlotte Luther.

On 05 Dec 1755 Reverend Thomas Rutherforth aka Ady was born to Thomas Rutherforth (age 43) and Charlotte Elizabeth Abdy (age 33).

On 05 Dec 1758 George Beauclerk 4th Duke St Albans was born to Charles Beauclerk (age 32) and Elizabeth Jones. He a great x 2 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 21 Nov 1761 Dorothea Bland aka "Mrs Jordan" was born near Waterford, County Waterford. On 05 Dec 1761 she was baptised at St Martin in the Fields [Map].

On 05 Dec 1764 Charles Duncombe 1st Baron Feversham was born to Charles Slingsby Duncombe (age 34).

On 05 Dec 1767 Mary Kerr was born to William John Kerr 5th Marquess Lothian (age 30) and Elizabeth Fortescue 5th Marchioness Lothian (age 22).

On 05 Dec 1774 Thomas Edward Clifford was born to Hugh Clifford 4th Baron Clifford Chudleigh (age 48) and Anne Lee Baroness Clifford Chudleigh (age 43). He a great x 2 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 05 Dec 1786 Henry Drummond was born.

On 05 Dec 1806 Susan Maria Hamond was born to Philip Hamond of High House in West Acre in Norfolk (age 24) and Anne Packe (age 29).

On 05 Dec 1808 Thomas Trevor 22nd Baron Dacre was born to General Henry Otway Trevor 21st Baron Dacre (age 31) and Pyne Crosbie Lady of the Bedchamber (age 28).

On 05 Dec 1819 Dean Samuel Reynolds Hole was born.

On 05 Dec 1825 Johann Glücksburg was born to Friedrich Wilhelm Glücksburg Duke Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Glücksburg (age 40) and Louise Caroline Hesse-Kassel Duchess Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Glücksburg (age 36). He a great x 2 grandson of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

On or before 05 Dec 1832 Caroline Louisa Burnaby was born to Edwyn Burnaby (age 34) and Anne Caroline Salisbury (age 27) at Baggrave Hall.

On 05 Dec 1833 Rowland Hill aka Clegg-Hill 3rd Viscount Hill was born to Rowland Hill 2nd Viscount Hill (age 33) and Anne Clegg Viscoutess Hill (age 18).

On 05 Dec 1836 John Douglas was born to James Dawes Douglas (age 51) and Marianne Bullock.

On 05 Dec 1846 Arthur John Clayton was born to Rice Richard Clayton (age 48) and Maria Amelia Nugent.

On 05 Dec 1857 Edward Wheler 12th Baronet was born to Trevor Wheler 11th Baronet (age 29) and Cordelia Mary Jane Scott Lady Wheler.

On 05 Dec 1865 Everard Baring was born to Edward Baring 1st Baron Revelstoke (age 37) and Louisa Emily Charlotte Bulteel Baroness Revelstoke (age 26) at Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey [Map].

On 05 Dec 1866 John Beresford 5th Baron Decies was born to William Horsley-Beresford 3rd Baron Decies (age 55) and Catherine Anne Dent Baroness Decies (age 26).

On 05 Dec 1875 Robert Charles Bentinck was born to Henry Charles Bentinck (age 29).

On 05 Dec 1887 Captain Percy Lyulph Wyndham was born to George Wyndham (age 24) and Sibell Mary Lumley (age 32) at Saighton Grange.

On 05 Dec 1901 Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was born to Elias Charles Disney (age 42).

On 05 Dec 1908 Blanche Mary Arundell was born to Gerald Arthur Arundell 15th Baron Arundel (age 46) and Ivy Florence Mary Segrave Baroness Arundel Wardour (age 33).

On 05 Dec 1925 Alastair McCorquodale was born to Major Kenneth McCorquodale (age 31).

On 05 Dec 1932 Richard Lumley 12th Earl of Scarbrough was born to Roger Lumley 11th Earl of Scarbrough (age 36) and Katherine Isobel McEwen Countess Scarborough (age 33).

Marriages on the 5th December

On 05 Dec 1593 John Hussey and Mary Wood were married.

Before 05 Dec 1657 John Reynolds (age 32) and Sarah Russell Countess Thomond (age 19) were married.

On 05 Dec 1661 George Bingham 2nd Baronet (age 36) and Rebecca Myddelton (age 24) were married.

On 05 Dec 1716 William Milner 1st Baronet (age 20) and Elizabeth Dawes Lady Milner were married. She the daughter of Archbishop William Dawes 3rd Baronet (age 45) and Francis Cole d'Arcy.

On 05 Dec 1749 George Manners-Sutton (age 26) and Diana Chaplin (age 18) were married. He the son of John Manners 3rd Duke Rutland (age 53) and Bridget Sutton Duchess Rutland.

Before 05 Dec 1758 Charles Beauclerk (age 32) and Elizabeth Jones were married. He a great grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 05 Dec 1769 Robert King 2nd Earl Kingston (age 15) and Caroline Fitzgerald were married. He the son of Edward King 1st Earl Kingston (age 43).

On 05 Dec 1778 Thomas Taylour 1st Marquess of Headfort (age 21) and Mary Quin Marchioness of Headfort were married.

On 05 Dec 1804 Charles Edmonstone 2nd Baronet (age 41) and Louisa Hotham October (age 26) were married.

On 05 Dec 1809 George Denys 1st Baronet (age 21) and Elizabeth Lind were married.

On 05 Dec 1864 Augustus Frederick William Keppel Stephenson and Elizabeth Anne Balfour (age 44) were married. He a great x 4 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 05 Dec 1881 John Lister-Kaye 3rd Baronet (age 28) and Maria de la Natividad "Natica" Yznaga were married at Grace Church Manhattan.

On 05 Dec 1905 Edward Henry Pelham (age 28) and Irene Lubbock (age 19) were married.

In Oct 1914 or on 05 Dec 1914 Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (age 24) and Anaïs Melisande Folin were married in Chelsea. She became his model for most of his early etchings of young womanhood from 1920 till 1934.

On 05 Dec 1946 Major Charles Huguenot Waterhouse (age 28) and Caroline Spencer-Churchill (age 23) were married. She the daughter of John Albert William Spencer-Churchill 10th Duke of Marlborough (age 49) and Alexandra Mary Cadogan Duchess of Marlborough (age 46).

Deaths on the 5th December

On 05 Dec 1217 Hervey Stafford (age 39) died.

On 05 Dec 1244 Joan I Countess Flanders (age 45) died. Her sister Margaret II Countess Flanders (age 42) succeeded II Countess Flanders.

On 05 Dec 1250 Bishop Aymer de Valence (age 28) died at Paris [Map].

Before 05 Dec 1252 William Vaux (age 37) died.

On 04 or 05 Dec 1270 Theobald "Young" II King Navarre (age 30) died at Trapani returning from the Eighth Crusade. His brother Henry I King Navarre (age 26) succeeded I King Navarre, III Count Champagne. Blanche Capet Queen Navarre (age 22) by marriage Queen Navarre, Countess Champagne.

Before 05 Dec 1291 Philip Marmion 5th Baron Marmion (age 57) died.

On 05 Dec 1314 Eva Zouche (age 33) died. She was buried at Portbury Church, Somerset.

On 05 Dec 1355 John Brabant III Duke Brabant (age 55) died. His daughter Joanna Reginar Duchess Brabant (age 33) succeeded as Duchess Brabant.

Around 05 Dec 1367 John Bohun (age 66) died in Midhurst.

On 05 Nov 1376 or 05 Dec 1376 John Arundell (age 40) was drowned on the journey to Brittany. See Adam of Usk.

On 05 Dec 1419 Edward "Blind Earl" Courtenay 11th Earl Devon (age 62) died. His son Hugh Courtenay 12th Earl Devon (age 30) succeeded 12th Earl Devon, 7th Baron Okehampton, 5th Baron Courtenay. Anne Talbot Countess Devon (age 26) by marriage Countess Devon.

After 05 Dec 1485 Margaret Kerdeston Countess Foix (age 60) died.

On 05 Dec 1510 Joan Empson (age 30) died at Towcester, Northamptonshire [Map].

Before 05 Dec 1538 John Gifford (age 36) died.

On 05 Dec 1560 Francis II King France King Consort Scotland (age 16) died. His brother Charles IX King France (age 10) succeeded IX King France: Capet Valois Angoulême. Mary Queen of Scots (age 17) no longer Queen of France she returned to Scotland arriving at Leith 19 Aug 1561 after having been in France for thirteen years.

On 05 Dec 1562 Humphrey Browne (age 40) died.

On 05 Dec 1580 Anne Wentworth died.

On 05 Dec 1593 Rowland Hayward (age 73) died at King's Place Hackney [Map].

On 05 Dec 1603 George Brooke (age 35) was executed for his part in the Main and Bye Plots.

On 05 Dec 1607 Edward Hungerford died.

On 05 Dec 1631 Heneage Finch (age 51) died. He was buried at Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire.

On 05 Dec 1640 John Atherton Bishop (age 42) was hanged at St Stephen's Green, Dublin for offences against the 1533 Buggery Act a law he had pushed for in Ireland.

On 05 Dec 1657 John Reynolds (age 32) was drowned when the ship on which he was sailing was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands [Map] when travelling to England from Mardyke Fort.

On 05 Dec 1671 Catherine Stewart died.

On 05 Dec 1703 Humphrey Winch 1st Baronet (age 81) died. He was buried at All Saints' Church, Branston [Map]. Baronet Winch of Hawnes in Bedfordshire extinct although his nephew Humphrey Winch of Branston, Lincolnshire, erroneously assumed the title.

On 05 Dec 1718 Margaret Twysden (age 71) died.

On 05 Dec 1720 Cecil Bowyer (age 36) died.

On 05 Dec 1746 Anne Welden (age 76) died.

On 05 Dec 1754 Henry Nassau 1st Earl Grantham (age 81) died without surviving male issue. Earl Grantham extinct. On 12 Dec 1754 Henry Nassau 1st Earl Grantham (deceased) was buried at St James' Church, Piccadilly.

On 05 Dec 1767 Anne Vaughan Lady Prideaux (age 70) died.

On 05 Dec 1768 Elizabeth Jones died.

On 05 Dec 1769 Elizabeth Wyndham (age 50) died.

On 05 Dec 1772 Quaile Somerville 2nd Baronet (age 58) died. His son James Quaile Somerville 3rd Baronet succeeded 3rd Baronet Somerville of Somerville in County Meath.

On 05 Dec 1776 Elizabeth Seymour Duchess Northumberland (age 60) died. Her son Hugh Percy 2nd Duke Northumberland (age 34) succeeded 3rd Baron Percy

On 05 Dec 1791 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (age 35) died.

On 05 Dec 1801 John Parnell 2nd Baronet (age 56) died. His son John Augustus Parnell 3rd Baronet (age 26) succeeded 3rd Baronet Parnell of Rathleague Queen's County.

On 05 Dec 1802 George Vere Hobart (age 41) died.

On 05 Dec 1804 Nathaniel Curzon 1st Baron Scarsdale (age 78) died. His son Nathaniel Curzon 2nd Baron Scarsdale (age 52) succeeded 2nd Baron Scarsdale. Félicité Anne Josephe de Wattines Lady Scarsdale (age 39) by marriage Baroness Scarsdale.

On 05 Dec 1810 Williamina Stuart died.

On 05 Dec 1811 Anne Hartley (age 47) died.

On 05 Dec 1820 William James Comte d'Arran (age 43) died.

On 05 Dec 1821 David Brook died in a railway accident. David Brook, a carpenter, was walking home from Leeds, England, along the Middleton Railway in a blinding sleet storm. He failed to see or hear an approaching train of coal wagons drawn by one of the Blenkinsop/Murray engines and was fatally injured.

On 05 Dec 1822 Francis Edward Seymour (age 67) died.

On 05 Dec 1846 Charles Gould aka Morgan 2nd Baronet (age 86) died. His son Charles Morgan 1st Baron Tredegar (age 54) succeeded 3rd Baronet Morgan of Tredegar.

On 05 Dec 1846 Charles Cholmondeley (age 76) died.

On 05 Dec 1848 Ann Louisa Bingham Baroness Ashburton (age 66) died.

On 05 Dec 1850 Louisa Gordon Marchioness Cornwallis (age 73) died.

On 05 Dec 1851 Caroline Mary Dawson-Damer died probably from the effects of childbirth having given birth to her son Dudley Gordon Alan Duckworth-King 5th one week before.

On 05 Dec 1853 Anne Hale (age 85) died.

On 05 Dec 1859 William Robert Keith Douglas (age 76) died.

On 05 Dec 1864 George Howard 7th Earl Carlisle (age 62) died unmarried. His brother William George Howard 8th Earl Carlisle (age 56) succeeded 8th Earl Carlisle.

On 05 Dec 1877 Catherine Julia Jenkinson (age 66) died.

On 05 Dec 1877 Henry Fitzroy (age 71) died.

On 05 Dec 1884 Richard Lumley 9th Earl Scarborough (age 71) died. On 05 Dec 1884 His son Aldred Beresford Lumley 10th Earl Scarborough (age 27) succeeded 10th Earl Scarborough, 11th Viscount Lumley.

On 05 Dec 1893 Captain Arthur Lister-Kaye (age 59) died.

On 05 Dec 1893 Louisa Anne Fleming Fane (age 79) died.

On 05 Dec 1893 James David 8th Viscount Strathallan (age 54) died.

On 05 Dec 1899 Henry Tate 1st Baronet (age 80) died. His son William Tate 2nd Baronet (age 57) succeeded 2nd Baronet Tate of Park Hill in Streatham in London.

On 05 Dec 1908 Ernest Hébert (age 91) died.

On 05 Dec 1914 John Vesey Nugent (age 77) died.

On 05 Dec 1922 Louisa Brownlow Lady Rowley (age 61) died.

On 05 Dec 1926 Katharine Gwladys Guest (age 89) died.

On 05 Dec 1927 Alexander Hugh Willoughby (age 64) died.

On 05 Dec 1936 Ferdinando Dudley William Lea Smith 12th Baron Dudley (age 64) died.

On 05 Dec 1941 Beatrice Thynne (age 74) died.

On 05 Dec 1945 Archibishop Cosmo Gordon Lang (age 81) died.

On 05 Dec 1949 Brigadier-General Charles Lambton (age 92) died.

On 05 Dec 1952 Arthur Robert Mills 3rd Baron Hillingdon (age 61) died. His son Charles Hedworth Mills 4th Baron Hillingdon (age 30) succeeded 4th Baron Hillingdon.

On 05 Dec 1963 Ronald Collet Norman (age 90) died.

On 05 Dec 1964 James Knyvett Estcourt Howard (age 78) died.

On 05 Dec 1965 Ralph Henry Bathurst (age 61) died.

On 05 Dec 1966 Walter Elias "Walt" Disney (age 65) died.

On 05 Dec 1969 Princess Alice of Battenburg (age 84) died.

On 05 Dec 1978 Richard Charles Geers Cotterell 5th Baronet (age 71) died.

On 05 Dec 1997 Daphne Vivian Marchioness Bath (age 93) died.