Died On December 14th

Discover the most famous people who died on December 14. The list includes people like George Washington, Albert, Prince Consort, John of the Cross, Andrei Sakharov, Stanley Baldwin. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, actors and composers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Spain and many more countries.
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George Washington
(1st President of the United States (1789 - 1797))
George Washington
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1732
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Died: 1799

America’s first president, George Washington led the country with integrity, firmness and prudence that made him one of the greatest presidents in American history. He became a national hero before assuming presidency, when he led the Continental Army to victory against the British during the American Revolution.

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Albert, Prince Consort
(Prince Consort of Queen Victoria of Great Britain (1840 - 1861))
Albert, Prince Consort
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 26, 1819
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schloss Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Rödental, Germany
Died: 1861

Albert, Prince Consort was the husband of Queen Victoria who earned a reputation for promoting public causes like the abolition of slavery worldwide and educational reform. He also helped develop Britain's constitutional monarchy by guiding his wife during her dealings with Parliament. After his untimely death at age 42, Queen Victoria started wearing black for the remainder of her life. 

 3 
Peter O'Toole
(Stage and Film Actor)
Peter O'Toole
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Birthdate: August 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: 2013

Peter O'Toole was a British actor who became popular as a Shakespearean actor with the English Stage Company and at the Bristol Old Vic. O'Toole, who holds the record for receiving the most number of Oscar nominations for acting without a win, has appeared on several greatest actors list in England and Ireland.

 4 
Myrna Loy
(Best Known for Her Role in the Film 'The Thin Man')
Myrna Loy
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Birthdate: August 2, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helena, Montana, United States
Died: 1993

Myrna Loy was an American actress best remembered for playing femme fatale roles. Loy was able to break her stereotypical femme fatale on-screen image by playing Nora Charles in the 1934 comedy-mystery film The Thin Man. Although she never received an Academy Award nomination, Myrna Loy was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1991 for her contribution to cinema.

 5 
Roger Maris
(Baseball player)
Roger Maris
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1985
 6 
John Harvey Kellogg
(Physician, Nutritionist and Director of the ‘Battle Creek Sanitarium’)
John Harvey Kellogg
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Birthdate: February 26, 1852
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tyrone Township, Michigan, United States
Died: 1943
Physician, nutritionist, and businessman John Harvey Kellogg served as the director of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, which was a combination of a European spa, a hydrotherapy center, a hospital, and a hotel. He believed in biologic living. However, he is best remembered as the inventor of corn flakes.
 7 
Norman Fell
(Actor)
Norman Fell
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Birthdate: March 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1998
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Dinah Washington
(Singer)
Dinah Washington
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Died: 1963
 9 
Bernard Fox
(Actor)
Bernard Fox
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Birthdate: May 11, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Port Talbot, England
Died: 2016
 10 
Jeanne Crain
(Actress)
Jeanne Crain
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Birthdate: May 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barstow, California, United States
Died: 2003

Jeanne Crain was an American actress best remembered for her portrayal of Patricia Johnson in the 1949 drama film Pinky, which earned her a nomination for the Best Actress award at the 22nd Academy Awards. Jeanne Crain is also remembered for her contributions to the radio and TV industries. 

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Lupe Vélez
(Mexican Actress During the 'Golden Age of Hollywood' Cinema)
Lupe Vélez
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Birthdate: July 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Luis Potosí City, Mexico
Died: 1944
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 12 
Paddy Mayne
(One of Britain's Most Highly Decorated Soldiers in Second World War)
Paddy Mayne
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newtownards, County Down, Ireland
Died: 1955

Paddy Mayne was not just a British Army lieutenant colonel but also a legendary rugby player who had represented both Ireland and the British Lions. He was also known for his reckless behavior, including his drunken brawls. He was part of a huge debate after being denied the Victoria Cross.

 13 
Andrei Sakharov
(Soviet Nuclear Physicist, Dissident and Winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize for Peace)
Andrei Sakharov
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1989

Andrei Sakharov was a Russian dissident and nuclear physicist best remembered for designing RDS-37, Soviet Union's first two-stage hydrogen bomb. Also an activist for peace and human rights, Andrei Sakharov was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975. The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, which is awarded by the European Parliament, is named in his honor.

 14 
Fernando Poe Jr.
(Popular Philippine Actor Who Later Stepped into Politics)
Fernando Poe Jr.
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Birthdate: August 20, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: 2004

Also known as FPJ and Da King, Fernando Poe Jr. was a popular actor in the Philippines and won 5 FAMAS Best Actor awards. He later stepped into politics as a member of KNP, or the United Opposition. He is also known for testifying against the criminal gangs known as the Big Four.

 15 
James V of Scotland
(Former King of Scotland)
James V of Scotland
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Birthdate: April 10, 1512
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, United Kingdom
Died: 1542
James V was the son of Scottish King James IV and Margaret Tudor, Henry VII's daughter. He ruled Scotland from 1513 till his death following his loss at the Battle of Solway Moss. His daughter, Mary, Queen of Scots, succeeded him, supported by regents, when she was 6 days old.
 16 
Jock Mahoney
(Actor)
Jock Mahoney
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Birthdate: February 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 1989
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Stanley Baldwin
(Former British Prime Minister)
Stanley Baldwin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bewdley
Died: 1947

Stanley Baldwin was a British Conservative statesman. He served as prime minister of the United Kingdom on three occasions during the interwar period. Baldwin's second government, which was formed by him after winning the 1924 general election, saw tenures of office by important personalities like Winston Churchill, Neville Chamberlain, and Sir Austen Chamberlain.

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Ahmet Ertegün
(Co-founder and president of Atlantic Records)
Ahmet Ertegün
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: 2006
 19 
Anna Karina
(Danish-French Actress Best Known for Her Work With 'French New-Wave' Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard)
Anna Karina
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Birthdate: September 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Solbjerg, Denmark
Died: 2019

Anna Karina was a Danish-French film actress, singer, and director. She often collaborated with French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard and appeared in many of his films, including My Life to Live and Bande à part. She set up her own production company in 1972 and made her directorial debut with Vivre ensemble. She was also a published author. 

 20 
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
(Musician)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 8, 1714
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Weimar, Germany
Died: 1788
 21 
Bess Myerson
(Actor, Politician, Model, Television actor)
Bess Myerson
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: The Bronx
Died: 2014
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Walter Lippmann
(First to introduce the concept of Cold War)
Walter Lippmann
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Birthdate: September 23, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1974
 23 
Gérard Houllier
(French Professional Football Manager and Player)
Gérard Houllier
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thérouanne, France
Died: 2020
 24 
Julia Grant
(U.S. First Lady)
Julia Grant
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 26, 1826
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: 1902
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George Gipp
(American Football Player)
George Gipp
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Calumet Township, Michigan, United States
Died: 1920
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Elston Howard
(Baseball player)
Elston Howard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 1980
 27 
Louis Agassiz
(Geologist)
Louis Agassiz
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 28, 1807
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montier
Died: 1873

Louis Agassiz was a biologist and geologist. He was famous as a scholar of Earth's natural history. Born in Switzerland, he completed his education in Europe and emigrated to USA. He was appointed a professor of zoology and geology at Harvard University. He later founded the Museum of Comparative Zoology at the Lawrence Scientific School.  

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Stubby Kaye
(Actor)
Stubby Kaye
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Birthdate: November 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1997
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Princess Alice of the United Kingdom
(Former Grand Duchess Consort of Hesse and by Rhine (1877 - 1878))
Princess Alice of the United Kingdom
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 25, 1843
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1878
Princess Alice was the third child of England’s Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her organization Princess Alice Women's Guild oversaw military hospitals during the Austro-Prussian War. She became the Grand Duchy of Hesse by virtue of her marriage to German Prince Louis. She eventually died due to diptheria.
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Joe Simon
(Writer)
Joe Simon
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: 2011
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Stanley Spencer
(Painter)
Stanley Spencer
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Birthdate: June 30, 1891
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cookham, England
Died: 1959
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Friedrich Dürrenmatt
(Swiss Author and Dramatist)
Friedrich Dürrenmatt
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Konolfingen, Bern, Switzerland
Died: 1990

Initially an academic who studied subjects such as philology, literature, and natural sciences, Friedrich Dürrenmatt later decided to start a career as a full-time author. Part of the post-war revival of German theater, his tragicomic plays, such as The Physicists and The Visit, had a satiric flavor.

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Neeraj Vora
(Director)
Neeraj Vora
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Birthdate: January 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bhuj, Gujarat, India
Died: 2017
 34 
Owen Barfield
(Philosopher, Writer)
Owen Barfield
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Birthdate: November 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: 1997
 35 
Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark
(Queen)
Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark
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Birthdate: March 3, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Athens, Kingdom of Greece
Died: 1940
 36 
Juho Kusti Paasikivi
(7th President of Finland)
Juho Kusti Paasikivi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hämeenkoski, Finland
Died: 1956

The 7th president of Finland, Juho Kusti Paasikivi has also been his country’s prime minister. He had chaired the Senate of Finland, too. He is chiefly remembered for his post-World War II foreign policies. Initially an academician of law, he later turned to banking and insurance management and, eventually, to politics.

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Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
(German Visual Artist and Poet)
Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
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Birthdate: July 12, 1874
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Swinoujscie, Poland
Died: 1927

Part of the German avant-garde movement and a prominent Dadaist, poet and artist Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven is best remembered for her sound poetry and her posthumously published book Body Sweats. It is believed the famous urinal Fountain sculpture thought to be a work of Marcel Duchamp was actually created by Elsa.

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Frank Morgan
(Saxophonist)
Frank Morgan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died: 2007
 39 
Ignatius Sancho
(Composer, Writer)
Ignatius Sancho
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1729 AD
Birthplace: Atlantic Ocean
Died: 1780
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Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria
(Queen)
Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria
1
Birthdate: November 13, 1801
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1873
 41 
Jennifer Howard
(Actress)
Jennifer Howard
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Birthdate: March 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1993
 42 
John of the Cross
(16th Century Spanish Catholic Priest Who was a Major Figure of Counter-Reformation in Spain)
John of the Cross
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 24, 1542
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fontiveros, Spain
Died: 1591

John of the Cross was a Spanish Catholic priest, mystic, and Carmelite friar. One of the 36 Doctors of the Church, he is a major figure of the Counter-Reformation in Spain. He was a prolific writer and poet, and his writings are counted among the greatest works of all Spanish literature. He was beatified in 1675 by Pope Clement X.

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Stuart Symington
(Politician)
Stuart Symington
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 26, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1988
 44 
John Oldcastle
(Political leader)
John Oldcastle
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1378 AD
Birthplace: Herefordshire, England
Died: 1417
 45 
Janet Dailey
(Author)
Janet Dailey
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Storm Lake, Iowa, United States
Died: 2013
 46 
Marie Marvingt
(French Athlete Who Was the First Female Fighter Pilot and Held Countless Sports Records)
Marie Marvingt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 20, 1875
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aurillac, in Cantal, France
Died: 1963

Refused entry in the Tour de France because she was a woman, French athlete Marie Marvingt finished the course by herself. An aviator and mountaineer, too, she later made many sporting records. She was the first female fighter pilot. She had also been a journalist, a medical officer, and a ski school instructor.

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Paddy Ryan
(Irish American Boxer, and Became the Bare-Knuckle American Heavyweight Champion)
Paddy Ryan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 15, 1851
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Thurles, Tipperary, Ireland
Died: 1900
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Coretti Arle-Titz
(Singer, Actress)
Coretti Arle-Titz
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Birthdate: December 5, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Churchville, New York, United States
Died: 1951
 49 
Vicente Aleixandre
(Spanish Poet and 1977 Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature)
Vicente Aleixandre
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: 1984

Vicente Aleixandre was a Spanish poet. He was part of the Generation of '27 and received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1977. His early poetry was marked by surrealism and many of his poems have melancholic undertones. He is considered one of the greatest poets of Spanish literature. He was bisexual but never admitted to it publicly. 

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Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
(Businessman)
Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 5, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Schloss Höfling, Regensburg, Germany
Died: 1990