Died On December 16th

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Discover the most famous people who died on December 16. The list includes people like Colonel Sanders, Camille Saint-Saëns, Alphonse Daudet, Asai Chu, William Maugham. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, playwrights, novelists and economists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Canada and many more countries.
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 1 
Colonel Sanders
(Founder of the Fast Food Chicken Restaurant ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’ (KFC))
Colonel Sanders
42
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Henryville, Indiana, United States
Died: 1980
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 2 
Lee Van Cleef
(American Actor, Best Known for His Role in the Film ‘For a Few Dollars More’)
Lee Van Cleef
17
Birthdate: January 9, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Somerville, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1989
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 3 
Wu Zetian
(Chinese Empress)
Wu Zetian
10
Birthdate: February 17, 0624
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lizhou, Tang Dynasty
Died: 0705
 4 
Dan Fogelberg
(Musician)
Dan Fogelberg
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died: 2007
 5 
John Spencer
(Film actor)
John Spencer
1
Birthdate: December 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Died: 2005
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 6 
Camille Saint-Saëns
(One of the Greatest Organists and Composers of the Romantic Era)
Camille Saint-Saëns
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 9, 1835
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1921
 7 
Roy E. Disney
(Producer)
Roy E. Disney
8
Birthdate: January 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: 2009
 8 
Lillian Disney
(Wife of Walt Disnry)
Lillian Disney
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 15, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spalding, Idaho, United States
Died: 1997
 9 
Carwood Lipton
(United States Army Officer)
Carwood Lipton
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia
Died: 2001
 10 
Sylvester
(Singer-songwriter)
Sylvester
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Watts, California, United States
Died: 1988
 11 
Nicolette Larson
(Best known for her work in the late 1970s)
Nicolette Larson
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helena, Montana, United States
Died: 1997
 12 
Yi Sun-sin
(Naval Commander)
Yi Sun-sin
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 28, 1545
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hansung
Died: 1598
 13 
Thelma Todd
(Actress)
Thelma Todd
0
Birthdate: July 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1935
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 14 
Ray Price
(Singer)
Ray Price
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Perryville, Texas, United States
Died: 2013
 15 
Nicol Williamson
(One of the Most Influential British Actors of 20th Century)
Nicol Williamson
0
Birthdate: September 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died: 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 16 
Moses Gunn
(Actor)
Moses Gunn
1
Birthdate: October 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 1993
 17 
Paul Castellano
(American Crime Boss and Head of the Gambino Crime Family)
Paul Castellano
7
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 26, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1985
 18 
Madlyn Rhue
(Actress)
Madlyn Rhue
1
Birthdate: October 3, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2003
 19 
Giovanni Agnelli
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Businessperson, Racecar driver)
Giovanni Agnelli
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 13, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Villar Perosa
Died: 1945
 20 
Stuart Adamson
(Scottish Rock Singer, Guitarist, and Founder Member of Skids)
Stuart Adamson
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manchester
Died: 2001
 21 
Frank Gotch
(Wrestler)
Frank Gotch
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1877
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Humboldt, Iowa,United States
Died: 1917
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 22 
Wilhelm Grimm
(German Anthropologist, Author and One Half of the Popular Literary Duo, 'The Brothers Grimm')
Wilhelm Grimm
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1786
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanau
Died: 1859
 23 
Blue Demon
(Actor, Professional wrestler, Film actor)
Blue Demon
6
Birthdate: April 24, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rinconada
Died: 2000
 24 
Keely Smith
(Jazz Singer Who Released Hits Like ‘That Old Black Magic’ and ‘I Wish You Love’)
Keely Smith
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: 2017
 25 
Silvana Mangano
3
Birthdate: April 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1989
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 26 
Laxmikant Berde
(Indian Actor Known for His Highly Energetic Slapstick Performances)
Laxmikant Berde
1
Birthdate: October 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ratnagiri, Bombay State, India
Died: 2004
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 27 
Agnes Martin
(Painter)
Agnes Martin
0
Birthdate: March 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Macklin
Died: 2004
 28 
Gary Stewart
(Musician, Singer)
Gary Stewart
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jenkins, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2003
 29 
Fumimaro Konoe
(Politician)
Fumimaro Konoe
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 12, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chiyoda-ku
Died: 1945
 30 
Afonso de Albuquerque
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1453 AD
Birthplace: Vila Franca de Xira
Died: 1515
 31 
Robert W. Chambers
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 26, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1933
 32 
Sam Bottoms
3
Birthdate: October 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Died: 2008
 33 
François Quesnay
(Former economist known for publishing the "Tableau économique" (Economic Table) in 1758)
François Quesnay
0
Birthdate: June 4, 1694
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Méré, France
Died: 1774
 34 
Shields Green
(Activist, Sailor)
Shields Green
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1836 AD
Birthplace: South Carolina, United States
Died: 1859
 35 
Charles of Valois
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 12, 1270
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vincennes
Died: 1325
 36 
Lita Baron
(Actress)
Lita Baron
0
Birthdate: August 11, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Almería, Spain
Died: 2015
Height: 4'1" (124 cm)
 37 
William Petty
(British Economist, Philosopher and Physician Known for His Methods of Political Arithmetic')
William Petty
1
Birthdate: May 26, 1623
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Romsey, Hampshire, England
Died: 1687
 38 
Lynda Wiesmeier
(Actress, Model)
Lynda Wiesmeier
0
Birthdate: May 30, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2012
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 39 
Gabriel Narutowicz
(First President of Poland)
Gabriel Narutowicz
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 29, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Telšiai, Lithuania
Died: 1922
 40 
Pattimura
(Soldier)
Pattimura
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 8, 1783
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Haria, Indonesia
Died: 1817
 41 
Emperor Go-Momozono
(Emperor , Sovereign)
Emperor Go-Momozono
2
Birthdate: August 5, 1758
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 1779
 42 
Kakuei Tanaka
(Former Prime Minister of Japan (1972 - 1974))
Kakuei Tanaka
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nishiyama, Japan
Died: 1993
 43 
Michiaki Takahashi
(Japanese Virologist Who Developed the First Chickenpox Vaccine)
Michiaki Takahashi
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 17, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ōsaka, Japan
Died: 2013
 44 
Arturo Beltrán Leyva
2
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monterrey, Mexico
Died: 2009
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Arun Khetarpal
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pune
Died: 1971
 46 
Hugo Münsterberg
(Psychologist, University teacher, Philosopher)
Hugo Münsterberg
0
Birthdate: June 1, 1863
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gdańsk
Died: 1916
Haakon IV Haakonsson
0
Birthdate: 1204
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Folkenborg, Norway
Died: 1263
 48 
American Horse
(Tribal chief)
American Horse
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1840 AD
Birthplace: Black Hills, United States
Died: 1908
 49 
Robert Stanfield
(Politician)
Robert Stanfield
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 11, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Truro, Canada
Died: 2003
Alain-Philippe Malagnac d'Argens de Villèle
1
Birthdate: July 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2000