Died On December 15th

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Discover the most famous people who died on December 15. The list includes people like Walt Disney, Christopher Hitchens, Wolfgang Pauli, Sitting Bull, Johannes Vermeer. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, political leaders, journalists and military leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India and many more countries.
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 1 
Walt Disney
(Pioneer of the American Animation Industry)
Walt Disney
85
Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1966
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 2 
Sitting Bull
(Warrior)
Sitting Bull
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1831 AD
Birthplace: Grand River
Died: 1890
 3 
Christopher Hitchens
(British-American Author Who is Known for Excoriating Criticisms of Public Contemporary Figures)
Christopher Hitchens
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: 2011
 4 
Joan Fontaine
(One of the Leading Actresses of the Hollywood During the 'Golden Age')
Joan Fontaine
5
Birthdate: October 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 2013
 5 
Glenn Miller
(Trombonist)
Glenn Miller
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clarinda, Iowa, United States
Died: 1944
 6 
Johannes Vermeer
(One of the Greatest Painters of the Dutch Golden Age)
Johannes Vermeer
9
Birthdate: October 31, 1632
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Delft, Netherlands
Died: 1675
 7 
Charles Laughton
(One of Most Versatile Performers of His Generation)
Charles Laughton
7
Birthdate: July 1, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England
Died: 1962
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(First Deputy Prime Minister of India and First Home Minister of India)
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
20
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 31, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nadiad, Gujarat, India
Died: 1950
 9 
Blake Edwards
(American filmmaker)
Blake Edwards
8
Birthdate: July 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Died: 2010
 10 
Fats Waller
(Jazz Pianist)
Fats Waller
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1943
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Bell Hooks
9
Birthdate: September 25, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2021
 12 
Chill Wills
2
Birthdate: July 18, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seagoville, Texas, United States
Died: 1978
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 13 
Craig Sager
(Journalist)
Craig Sager
3
Birthdate: June 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Batavia, Illinois, U.S.
Died: 2016
 14 
Wolfgang Pauli
(One of the Pioneers of Quantum Physics and Winner of 1945 Nobel Prize for Physics)
Wolfgang Pauli
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 25, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1958
 15 
Oral Roberts
(Televangelist)
Oral Roberts
20
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ada, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2009
 16 
Lennard Pearce
3
Birthdate: February 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Died: 1984
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
Bob Feller
(Baseball player)
Bob Feller
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Van Meter, Iowa, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 18 
Anthony Wayne
(Senior Officer of the United States Army (1792-96))
Anthony Wayne
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1745
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Easttown Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1796
 19 
Darlanne Fluegel
0
Birthdate: November 25, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 20 
Vasily Zaytsev
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 23, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yeleninka, Russia
Died: 1991
 21 
William Maugham
(Novelist & Playwright)
William Maugham
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1965
 22 
Selim II
(Sultan of the Ottoman Empire)
Selim II
12
Birthdate: May 28, 1524
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Topkapi Palace Museum, İstanbul, Turkey
Died: 1574
 23 
Kamehameha III
2
Birthdate: March 17, 1814
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Keauhou Bay, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Hawaii, United States
Died: 1854
 24 
Jess Willard
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 29, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Died: 1968
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 25 
Ed Parker
(Martial artist)
Ed Parker
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: 1990
 26 
Arthur Machen
(Welsh Author Best Known for His Influential Supernatural, Fantasy, and Horror Fiction)
Arthur Machen
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 3, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caerleon, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: 1947
Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 15, 1823
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
Died: 1888
 28 
Billy Hamilton
(Baseball player)
Billy Hamilton
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1940
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 29 
Izaak Walton
(British Writer Best Known as the Author of 'The Compleat Angler')
Izaak Walton
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1593
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stafford, England
Died: 1683
 30 
Carlos P. Romulo
(Filipino Statesman, Diplomat, Journalist, Soldier, and Author)
Carlos P. Romulo
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 14, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Intramuros, Manila, Philippines
Died: 1985
 31 
Chiang Fang-liang
(First Lady)
Chiang Fang-liang
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 15, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Orsha, Belarus
Died: 2004
 32 
Septima Poinsette Clark
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina
Died: 1987
 33 
Anatole Litvak
(Director, Screenwriter, Producer)
Anatole Litvak
1
Birthdate: May 21, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kiev, Russian Empire
Died: 1974
 34 
Maggie Lena Draper Walker
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 15, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Died: 1934
 35 
Claud Cockburn
(Journalist)
Claud Cockburn
0
Birthdate: April 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beijing
Died: 1981
 36 
Francisco Tárrega
(Spanish Composer and Classical Guitarist Known for His Work During the Romantic Period)
Francisco Tárrega
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 21, 1852
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Villarreal, Spain
Died: 1909
 37 
Jean Rollin
(Film director, Actor)
Jean Rollin
1
Birthdate: November 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: 2010
 38 
Davy Graham
(Guitarist)
Davy Graham
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Died: 2008
 39 
William Proxmire
(Politician)
William Proxmire
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lake Forest, Illinois, U.S
Died: 2005
 40 
George Cayley
(British Engineer, Inventor and Aviator Known for Designing First Successful Human Glider)
George Cayley
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 27, 1773
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
Died: 1857
 41 
Laurens van der Post
(South African Writer)
Laurens van der Post
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 13, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orange River Colony, South Africa
Died: 1996
 42 
Sam Jones
(Bassist, Cellist)
Sam Jones
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: 1981
 43 
Ryan Gracie
(Mixed martial artist with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)
Ryan Gracie
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: 2007
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Ferdinand II of Portugal
0
Birthdate: October 29, 1816
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palais Coburg, Vienna, Austria
Died: 1885
 45 
Andy Bowen
(Boxer)
Andy Bowen
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1867
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1894
 46 
Ottokar I of Bohemia
(Duke/King of Bohemia (1192 -1193, 1200 - 1230))
Ottokar I of Bohemia
0
Birthdate: 1155 AD
Birthplace: Bohemia, Czechia
Died: 1230
 47 
Valery Chkalov
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chkalovsk
Died: 1938
 48 
Julia Carson
(Politician)
Julia Carson
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2007
 49 
Sandeep Acharya
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bikaner
Died: 2013
 50 
Otto Braun
(Former Prime Minister of Prussia Who Held the Office for 3-Terms Between 1920 and 1932)
Otto Braun
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 28, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kaliningrad, Russia
Died: 1955