Died On December 10th

Discover the most famous people who died on December 10. The list includes people like Augusto Pinochet, Thomas Merton, Alfred Nobel, Averroes, Karl Barth. Famous personalities featured on this list, include journalists, philosophers, composers and inventors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Italy & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Richard Pryor
(Greatest Stand-Up Comedian of All-Time)
Richard Pryor
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Birthdate: December 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Died: 2005

Considered one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time, Richard Pryor entertained his audience and influenced generations of stand-up comedians with his pointed observations and skilful art of storytelling. He began by performing at clubs and gained immense fame with his third comedy album, That Nigger’s Crazy. He also became an acclaimed actor and an award winning writer.

 2 
Otis Redding
(Singer-songwriter)
Otis Redding
43
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dawson, Georgia, United States
Died: 1967
The King of Soul Otis Redding, who had performed with the Pinetoppers, among others, is remembered for his track (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay, released after his death in a plane crash. It became the first posthumous Billboard R&B- and Hot 100-topping record. He also won two posthumous Grammys
 3 
Alfred Nobel
(Swedish Chemist, Engineer, and Inventor Who Invented Dynamite)
Alfred Nobel
32
Birthdate: October 21, 1833
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1896

Alfred Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, and inventor. A prolific inventor, he held 355 different patents. Most popular as the inventor of dynamite, he was concerned with how he would be remembered after his death and bequeathed his fortune to the Nobel Prize institution. A wide traveler, he was proficient in several languages.

 4 
Michael Nesmith
(American Musician, Songwriter and Actor)
Michael Nesmith
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 5 
Philip McKeon
(Child Actor and Radio Personality Best Known for His Role as ‘Tommy Hyatt’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Alice’)
Philip McKeon
6
Birthdate: November 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westbury, New York, United States
Died: 2019

Former child actor and teen idol Philip McKeon is best known as Tommy Hyatt from the long-running sitcom Alice. He has also appeared in film such as Ghoulies 4 and in series such as The Love Boat. He is the older brother of actor Nancy McKeon.

 6 
Angry Grandpa
(American YouTuber and Prankster)
Angry Grandpa
19
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: October 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chatham County, Georgia
Died: 2017

Charles Marvin Green Jr., better known as Angry Grandpa, was a popular American YouTube celebrity who soared to fame with his pranks on the channels TheAngryGrandpaShow and Grandpa's Corner. Initially a firefighter and a small business owner, he later appeared on shows such as TruTV's Most Shocking and MTV's Pranked.

 7 
Rick Danko
(Singer-Songwriter, Bassist and Founding Member of 'The Band')
Rick Danko
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norfolk County, Canada
Died: 1999

Canadian singer and The Band member Rick Danko initially performed as a rhythm guitarist and bassist for The Hawks. Part of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Danko struggled with drug addiction and was once even arrested in Japan for smuggling drugs. He died in his sleep after a performance.

 8 
Armand Hammer
(Business people)
Armand Hammer
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 21, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1990
 9 
Ed Wood
(Actor)
Ed Wood
3
Birthdate: October 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
Died: 1978
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 10 
Red Cloud
(One of the Most Important Leaders of the Oglala Lakota from 1868 to 1909)
Red Cloud
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 20, 1822
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Platte, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1909

One of the most significant leaders of the Oglala Lakota tribe of the Sioux group of Native Americans, Red Cloud is remembered for his fearless resistance to the American plan of accessing the goldfields in Montana. He attached workers along the Bozeman Trail and eventually forced the U.S. to withdraw.

 11 
Tom Lister Jr.
11
Birthdate: June 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Died: 2020

Tom Lister Jr. was an American actor whose career spanned four decades. Often cast to play negative roles, Tom Lister Jr. thrived playing bad guys and bullies in popular movies. Tom, who also dabbled in professional wrestling, passed away on December 10, 2020, leaving a vacuum in the film industry.

 12 
Thomas Merton
(One of the Most Important American Roman Catholic Writers of the 20th Century)
Thomas Merton
13
Birthdate: January 31, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prades, France
Died: 1968

American Trappist monk and theologian Thomas Merton was ordained a priest and named Father Louis. He was a member of the monastery Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani. He is remembered for his bestselling autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, and for his study of Eastern religions such as Buddhism.

 13 
Leopold I of Belgium
(First King of the Belgians (1831 - 1865))
Leopold I of Belgium
7
Birthdate: December 16, 1790
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany
Died: 1865
Leopold I, the youngest son of Duke Francis of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, was the first king of Belgium and reigned from 1831 to 1865. He fought against Napoleon during the Napoleonic Wars. He rejected the throne of Greece. His reign is known for establishing Belgium's first railway and for its modernization.
 14 
Averroes
(Philosopher)
Averroes
5
Birthdate: April 14, 1126
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: 1198
Born into a family of lawyers and judges in Cordoba, Averroes studied subjects such as medicine, theology, and philosophy during childhood. His works include his commentaries on Aristotle’s ideas. He attempted to explore the link between philosophy and Islam, and is also known for his unity of the intellect theory.
 15 
Shirley Hemphill
(Comedians)
Shirley Hemphill
3
Birthdate: July 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1999
 16 
Walter Johnson
(American Professional Baseball player)
Walter Johnson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Humboldt, Kansas, United States
Died: 1946
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Marie Windsor
(Actress)
Marie Windsor
4
Birthdate: December 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marysvale, Utah, U.S.
Died: 2000
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 18 
Richard S. Castellano
(Actor)
Richard S. Castellano
1
Birthdate: September 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1988
 19 
Ashleigh Aston Moore
(Child Actress)
Ashleigh Aston Moore
8
Birthdate: September 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sunnyvale, California, United States
Died: 2007
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 20 
Faron Young
(Singer-songwriter)
Faron Young
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1996
 21 
Damon Runyon
(Writer)
Damon Runyon
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 4, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, Kansas, United States
Died: 1946
 22 
Gary Webb
(Journalist)
Gary Webb
11
Birthdate: August 31, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Corona
Died: 2004
 23 
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
3
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 7, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Townhead, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Died: 1928

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer, and artist. He was married to fellow artist Margaret Macdonald, and they both were influential on the European design movements Art Nouveau and Secessionism. Mackintosh is considered one of the most important figures of Modern Style (British Art Nouveau style). In his later years, he worked largely as a watercolorist. 

 24 
Jascha Heifetz
(Former Violinist remembered for his performances at prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall)
Jascha Heifetz
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 2, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: 1987
 25 
Luigi Pirandello
(Italian Playwright and Novelist & Winner of 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Luigi Pirandello
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 28, 1867
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Agrigento, Italy
Died: 1936

Luigi Pirandello was an Italian novelist, short story writer, poet, and dramatist. Best remembered for his plays, Pirandello was honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature in 1934. An Italian nationalist, Pirandello supported Fascism; he asked the Fascist government to melt down his Nobel Prize medal for the Abyssinia Campaign.

 26 
Ashok Kumar
(Indian Actor and a Member of the Cinematic ‘Ganguly Family')
Ashok Kumar
5
Birthdate: October 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bhagalpur, Bihar, India
Died: 2001

Affectionately called Dadamoni by his fans and well-wishers, Ashok Kumar was a veteran actor who gave Indian cinema some of its iconic hits, such as Kismet and Howrah Bridge. He had started his career as an assistant filmmaker. Of his countless awards are the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan.

 27 
Dolph Schayes
(Basketball player Power Forward, coach)
Dolph Schayes
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 28 
Ethel Roosevelt Derby
(American Nurse and Youngest Daughter of Theodore Roosevelt)
Ethel Roosevelt Derby
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 13, 1891
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oyster Bay (hamlet), New York
Died: 1977

Ethel Roosevelt Derby was an American nurse best remembered as the youngest daughter of Theodore Roosevelt. Ethel played an important role in preserving the legacy of her family home and the legacy of her father for future generations. Ethel Roosevelt Derby also played a prominent role during the First World War, serving as a nurse in France.

 29 
Horace Elgin Dodge
(Industrialists)
Horace Elgin Dodge
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 17, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Niles, Michigan, United States
Died: 1920
 30 
Henry Wells
(Businessman)
Henry Wells
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 12, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thetford, Vermont, United States
Died: 1878
 31 
Jim Hall
(guitarist, composer, jazz musician, jazz guitarist)
Jim Hall
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buffalo
Died: 2013
 32 
Henry Cowell
(Composer, Musicologist, Music theorist, Pianist)
Henry Cowell
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 11, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Menlo Park
Died: 1965
 33 
Eugene McCarthy
(Politician)
Eugene McCarthy
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Watkins
Died: 2005
 34 
Bob Munden
(American Sport Shooter)
Bob Munden
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 2012
 35 
Arnold Peralta
(Honduran Footballer Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Arnold Peralta
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: La Ceiba, Honduras
Died: 2015
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 36 
Nikola Pašić
(Former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Serbia and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia)
Nikola Pašić
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 18, 1845
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zaječar, Serbia
Died: 1926

Nikola Pašić was a Serbian and Yugoslav diplomat and politician. A leading political figure for nearly four decades, Pašić served as the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Serbia on several occasions between 1891 and 1918. Nikola Pašić is also remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Yugoslavia on three occasions between 1918 and 1926.

 37 
Alexander Gardner
(Scottish Photographer)
Alexander Gardner
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: October 17, 1821
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: 1882
 38 
Paolo Uccello
(Florentine Painter and Mathematician Known for His Pioneering Work on Visual Perspective in Art)
Paolo Uccello
0
Birthdate: 1397 AD
Birthplace: Pratovecchio, Italy
Died: 1475

Paolo Uccello was a 15th-century Florentine painter and mathematician. He worked in the Late Gothic tradition and had a style best described as idiosyncratic. As a young man, he was apprenticed to the famous sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti, with whom he collaborated on his later works. His paintings representing the battle of San Romano are considered his best. 

 39 
Kate Wolf
(Composer, Singer-songwriter)
Kate Wolf
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: 1986
 40 
Christina of Denmark
(Princess)
Christina of Denmark
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1521
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nyborg, Denmark
Died: 1590
 41 
Joseph Dalton Hooker
(British Botanist, Explorer and Founder of Geographical Botany)
Joseph Dalton Hooker
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 30, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halesworth, Suffolk, England
Died: 1911

British botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker is remembered as one of Charles Darwin’s greatest supporters. The man who is known as the pioneer of geographical botany, Hooker followed in the footsteps of his botanist father. The Copley Medal winner is also known for his iconic work Genera Plantarum.

 42 
Rossana Podestà
(Actress)
Rossana Podestà
0
Birthdate: August 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tripoli, Libya
Died: 2013
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 43 
Algernon Henry Blackwood
(Broadcaster)
Algernon Henry Blackwood
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 14, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shooter's Hill, Kent, England
Died: 1951
 44 
Joseph Safra
(Lebanese Brazilian Banker and Businessman Who Was the Chairman of All 'Safra' Companies)
Joseph Safra
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: 2020

Joseph Safra was a Swiss-based Lebanese Brazilian banker and businessman. A billionaire, he ran the Brazilian banking and investment empire, Safra Group, and was the chairman of all Safra companies. At the time of his death in 2020, he was the richest person in Brazil. He was married to a Greek-born woman named Vicky and had four children. 

 45 
Franjo Tuđman
(The First President of Croatia and the Founder of the Croatian Democratic Union)
Franjo Tuđman
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 14, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Veliko Trgovišće, Croatia
Died: 1999

The 1st president of Croatia, Franjo Tudjman is known for his efforts in helping his country gain independence from Yugoslavia. He was one of the youngest generals of the Yugoslav army in his early days but later got into trouble for his anti-government activities. He established the Croatian Democratic Union.

 46 
Józef Bem
(Engineer)
Józef Bem
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 14, 1794
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tarnów, Poland
Died: 1850
 47 
Ahmad Sirhindi
(Indian Scholar, Jurist and Philosopher)
Ahmad Sirhindi
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 26, 1564
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sirhind, Punjab, India
Died: 1624

Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi was an Indian Islamic scholar. A member of the famous Naqshbandī Sufi order, Sirhindi was widely known as a reviver for his work in resurrecting Islam during Mughal Emperor Akbar's reign. He is also remembered for his contributions to Sufi practices and epistemology. There is a shrine named Rauza Sharif dedicated to Sirhindi in Sirhind, Punjab, India.

 48 
Paul Otlet
(Belgian Author and Lawyer Who Predicted the Arrival of the Internet Before WWII)
Paul Otlet
0
Birthdate: August 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brussels
Died: 1944

Belgian author and lawyer Paul Otlet went down in history as the man predicted the emergence of the internet as a world-wide information network over 50 years before its arrival. He also laid down the Universal Decimal Classification and penned the iconic book Traité de Documentation.

 49 
Sakamoto Ryōma
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 3, 1836
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kōchi, Tosa Province, Japan
Died: 1867

Sakamoto Ryōma began training in swordsmanship at 14 and went from being a low-ranking samurai to one of Japan’s most revered heroes. Remembered for his role in ousting the shogunate of Japan and in modernizing his country, Ryōma was assassinated at 31, shortly after the revival of the imperial power.

 50 
Abdullah Yusuf Ali
(Indian-British Barrister)
Abdullah Yusuf Ali
0
Birthdate: April 14, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: 1953