Died On December 15th

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Walt Disney
(Founder of Disneyland & Disney Brothers Studio)

Walt Disney
43
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1966

 2 
Sitting Bull
(Warrior)

Sitting Bull
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1831 AD
Birthplace: Grand River
Died: 1890

 3 
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(Iron Man of India)

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 31, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nadiad
Died: 1950

Christopher Hitchens
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: 2011

 5 

Vasily Zaytsev
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 23, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yeleninka, Russia
Died: 1991

 6 
Joan Fontaine
(Actress)

Joan Fontaine
4
Birthdate: October 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 2013

 7 
Glenn Miller
(Trombonist)

Glenn Miller
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clarinda, Iowa, United States
Died: 1944
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 8 

Charles Laughton
3
Birthdate: July 1, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England
Died: 1962
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 9 
William Maugham
(Novelist & Playwright)

William Maugham
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1965

 10 
Blake Edwards
(American filmmaker)

Blake Edwards
5
Birthdate: July 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Died: 2010

Bell Hooks
5
Birthdate: September 25, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2021

 12 
Fats Waller
(Jazz Pianist)

Fats Waller
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1943
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 13 
Oral Roberts
(Televangelist)

Oral Roberts
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ada, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2009

 14 
Wolfgang Pauli
(Physicist)

Wolfgang Pauli
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 25, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1958

 15 

Chill Wills
1
Birthdate: July 18, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seagoville, Texas, United States
Died: 1978
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 16 

Lennard Pearce
3
Birthdate: February 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Died: 1984
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 17 
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

 18 
Craig Sager
(Journalist)

Craig Sager
1
Birthdate: June 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Batavia, Illinois, U.S.
Died: 2016

 19 
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)

 20 

Darlanne Fluegel
0
Birthdate: November 25, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 21 

Jess Willard
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 29, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pottawatomie County, Kansas
Died: 1968
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 22 

Carlos P. Romulo
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 14, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Intramuros, Manila, Philippines
Died: 1985

 23 

Kamehameha III
1
Birthdate: March 17, 1814
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Keauhou Bay, Kahaluu-Keauhou, Hawaii, United States
Died: 1854

Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 15, 1823
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
Died: 1888

 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
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 3, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caerleon, Wales
Died: 1947

 27 
Izaak Walton
(Writer)

Izaak Walton
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1593
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stafford, England
Died: 1683

 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 
Laurens van der Post
(20th-century South African Afrikaner Writer, Farmer)

Laurens van der Post
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 13, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orange River Colony, South Africa
Died: 1996

 30 
Anatole Litvak
(Director, Screenwriter, Producer)

Anatole Litvak
1
Birthdate: May 21, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kiev, Russian Empire
Died: 1974

 31 

Sandeep Acharya
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bikaner
Died: 2013

 32 

Francisco Tárrega
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 21, 1852
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Villarreal, Spain
Died: 1909

 33 

Styllou Christofi
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1900 AD
Birthplace: Cyprus
Died: 1954

 34 
George Cayley
(Engineer)

George Cayley
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 27, 1773
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Scarborough, England
Died: 1857

 35 

Maggie Lena Draper Walker
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 15, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Died: 1934

 36 
William Proxmire
(Politician)

William Proxmire
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lake Forest, Illinois, U.S
Died: 2005

 37 

Septima Poinsette Clark
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina
Died: 1987

 38 
Claud Cockburn
(Journalist)

Claud Cockburn
0
Birthdate: April 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beijing
Died: 1981

 39 
Jean Rollin
(Film director, Actor)

Jean Rollin
1
Birthdate: November 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: 2010

 40 
Girma Wolde-Giorgis
(3rd president of Ethiopia from 2001 to 2013)

Girma Wolde-Giorgis
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Died: 2018

 41 
Sam Jones
(Bassist, Cellist)

Sam Jones
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: 1981

Ferdinand II of Portugal
0
Birthdate: October 29, 1816
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palais Coburg, Vienna, Austria
Died: 1885

 43 
Robert A. Toombs
(Politician)

Robert A. Toombs
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 2, 1810
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilkes, Georgia, United States
Died: 1885

 44 

Valery Chkalov
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chkalovsk
Died: 1938

 45 
Ottokar I of Bohemia
(King of Bohemia)

Ottokar I of Bohemia
0
Birthdate: 1155 AD
Birthplace: Bohemia, Czechia
Died: 1230

 46 
Andy Bowen
(Boxer)

Andy Bowen
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1867
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1894

 47 
Licio Gelli
(Journalist, Banker, Politician)

Licio Gelli
0
Birthdate: April 21, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pistoia
Died: 2015

 48 
Julia Carson
(Politician)

Julia Carson
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2007

 49 
Chiang Fang-liang
(First Lady)

Chiang Fang-liang
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 15, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Orsha, Belarus
Died: 2004

 50 
Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
(5th Governor-General of Mauritius)

Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 18, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kewal Nagar, Mauritius
Died: 1985