Died On December 19th

Discover the most famous people who died on December 19. The list includes people like J. M. W. Turner, Emily Brontë, Robert Andrews Millikan, Marcello Mastroianni, John Lindsay. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, novelists, poets and chemists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Italy & Germany and many more countries.
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Emily Brontë
(Novelist)
Emily Brontë
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 30, 1818
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Thornton, West Yorkshire
Died: 1848
Victorian novelist/poet Emily Brontë, also known as Ellis Bell, is best remembered for her iconic novel Wuthering Heights. Her book of poems, written with her sisters Charlotte and Anne, was titled Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell, highlighting their pseudonyms. She suffered from prolonged illness and died of tuberculosis.
 2 
J. M. W. Turner
(Romantic painter)
J. M. W. Turner
5
Birthdate: April 23, 1775
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1851

J. M. W. Turner was an English printmaker, painter, and watercolorist best remembered for his imaginative landscapes and expressive colorizations. Intensely reclusive and eccentric throughout his life, Turner lived in poor health and squalor for the last few years of his life. He was portrayed by actor Timothy Spall in the 2014 biographical film, Mr. Turner.

 3 
Hope Lange
(Actress)
Hope Lange
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Birthdate: November 28, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Redding, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2003
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 4 
Desmond Llewelyn
(Welsh Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Q’ in James Bond Films)
Desmond Llewelyn
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Birthdate: September 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newport, Wales Newport, Wales
Died: 1999

Welsh actor, Desmond Llewelyn, is best known for his role as Q in many James Bond films over a span of four decades. Even though he originally wanted to be a minister, his interest shifted to acting while in high school. He served in the army during World War II and resumed his acting career afterward. 

 5 
Marcello Mastroianni
(One of Italy's Most Iconic Actors of the 20th Century)
Marcello Mastroianni
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Birthdate: September 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fontana Liri, Lazio, Italy
Died: 1996

Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni is regarded as his country's biggest film star of all time. Making his debut as an uncredited extra when he was just 14, he worked hard over the decades to become a major film star in his country. He was a big name in international cinema as well. He was the recipient of numerous prestigious awards.

 6 
Al-Ghazālī
(Persian Polymath Considered as One of the Most Prominent and Influential Philosophers, Theologians, Jurists, Logicians and Mystics)
Al-Ghazālī
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Birthdate: 1058 AD
Birthplace: Ṭūs, Iran
Died: 1111

Al-Ghazālī was a Persian Muslim polymath best remembered for his work in the fields of philosophy, theology, logic, and Sufism. Such was his popularity that al-Ghazali was awarded the honorific title Hujjat al-Islām during his lifetime itself. Among his other works, the Incoherence of the Philosophers is considered a landmark in the history of philosophy.

 7 
Kim Peek
(Megasavant)
Kim Peek
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: 2009

Kim Peek was a savant who suffered from the rare genetic syndrome, FG syndrome. Often called a “megasavant,” he had an exceptional memory and appeared in many documentaries. He was the inspiration for the character of Raymond Babbitt in the film Rain Man. He was born with macrocephaly and damage to the cerebellum and experienced considerable social difficulties. 

 8 
Dock Ellis
(Baseball player)
Dock Ellis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2008
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 9 
V. C. Andrews
(Novelist)
V. C. Andrews
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Died: 1986
 10 
Alois Alzheimer
(Psychiatrist, Neuropathologist)
Alois Alzheimer
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 14, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marktbreit
Died: 1915

German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer is noted for identifying the first published case of presenile dementia, which his colleague and German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin later identified as Alzheimer's disease.  Alois publicly discussed his findings on brain pathology and symptoms of presenile dementia in late-1906 and penned a larger paper giving details of the disease and his findings in 1907.

 11 
John Lindsay
(Mayor of New York City (1966-73))
John Lindsay
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2000
 12 
Blind Lemon Jefferson
(Blues & Gospel Singer-Songwriter)
Blind Lemon Jefferson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 24, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Coutchman, Texas, United States
Died: 1929
 13 
Josephine Earp
(Wyatt Earp's wife)
Josephine Earp
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1861 AD
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1944
 14 
Robert Andrews Millikan
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 22, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morrison
Died: 1953

Nobel Prize-winning experimental physicist Robert Andrews Millikan had begun his career as a faculty member at the University of Chicago and penned countless physics books. He later devoted himself to his research on elementary electronic charge and the photoelectric effect. His famous oil-drop experiment is known to all physics enthusiasts.

 15 
Masaru Ibuka
(Japanese Industrialist & Co-Founder of 'Sony')
Masaru Ibuka
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 11, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nikkō City, Japan
Died: 1997

Masaru Ibuka was a Japanese industrialist best remembered for co-founding Sony Group Corporation along with Akio Morita. From 1950 to 1971, Ibuka served as the company's president. When he retired in 1976, Morita was named chairman of Sony. Ibuka was the recipient of several prestigious awards such as the IEEE Founders Medal and the Medal of Honor with Blue Ribbon.

 16 
Kurt Masur
(Conductor)
Kurt Masur
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brzeg, Poland
Died: 2015
 17 
Thibaw Min
(King)
Thibaw Min
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Birthdate: January 1, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mandalay, Myanmar
Died: 1916
 18 
Pops Staples
(Musician)
Pops Staples
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 28, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winona, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2000
 19 
Michael Oakeshott
(Former philosopher and political theorist who was known as one of the 20th century's most conservative thinkers)
Michael Oakeshott
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 11, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chelsfield, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1990
 20 
James Andrew Broun Ramsay, marquess and 10th earl of Dalhousie
(Governor-general of India)
James Andrew Broun Ramsay, marquess and 10th earl of Dalhousie
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 22, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dalhousie Castle, Scotland
Died: 1860
 21 
Jimmy Hill
(Former host of the BBC's Match of the Day, Footballer forward)
Jimmy Hill
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Birthdate: July 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Balham, London, England
Died: 2015
 22 
Vitus Bering
(Danish Explorer and Cartographer Who Explored the Bering Strait and Alaska)
Vitus Bering
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 5, 1681
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Horsens, Denmark
Died: 1741

Danish explorer and cartographer Vitus Bering is remembered for his exploration of the Bering Strait and Alaska. Starting as a ship’s boy at 15, he got a breakthrough with Tsar Peter I’s voyage to the East Indies. He later led the First and Second Kamchatka Expeditions. The Bering Sea and Strait bear his name.

 23 
Deborah Read
(Quakers)
Deborah Read
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1708 AD
Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Died: 1774
 24 
Ram Prasad Bismil
(Indian Revolutionary Who Fought Against British Rule and Was Hanged For His Involvement in Kakori Conspiracy of 1925.)
Ram Prasad Bismil
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 11, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Died: 1927
 25 
Hans Langsdorff
(Soldier)
Hans Langsdorff
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bergen auf Rügen
Died: 1939

Hans Langsdorff was a German naval officer best remembered for commanding the Admiral Graf Spee, a heavily armed cruiser, which was nicknamed pocket battleship by the British. The legendary ship played a key role in the Spanish Civil War where it conducted five non-intervention patrols.

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Robert Bork
(Judge)
Robert Bork
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 2012
 27 
Louise of Great Britain
(Queen)
Louise of Great Britain
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 18, 1724
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leicester House, London, England
Died: 1751
 28 
Renata Tebaldi
(Italian Lirico-Spinto Soprano Who was One of the 20th Century's Greatest Opera Singers)
Renata Tebaldi
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy
Died: 2004

Renata Tebaldi was an Italian lirico-spinto soprano. Regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest opera singers, Tebaldi is best remembered for her performances at popular opera houses like San Carlo, La Scala, and the Metropolitan Opera. Renata Tebaldi was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a Grammy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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Viktor Abakumov
(Russian Minister of State Security 1946 to 1951)
Viktor Abakumov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 24, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1954
 30 
Carlos Marín
(Spanish Baritone Singer and a Member of the Classical Crossover Group 'Il Divo')
Carlos Marín
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rüsselsheim, Germany
Died: 2021

Spanish singer, actor and baritone, Carlos Marín is a member of the popular multi-national classical crossover vocal group Il Divo. Marin has also spawned solo studio albums Little Caruso and Mijn Lieve Mama, performed in musicals like Les Misérables and Grease, earned acclaim as primo baritono in operas like The Barber of Seville and Madame Butterfly, and participated in zarzuela.

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Mirabeau B. Lamar
(Politician)
Mirabeau B. Lamar
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 16, 1798
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Louisville, Georgia, United States
Died: 1859
 32 
Paul Langevin
(French Physicist)
Paul Langevin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 23, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1946

Best known for developing the Langevin dynamics and the Langevin equation, physicist Paul Langevin was also a staunch Communist. Having worked on his doctoral thesis under Pierre Curie, he had formed a connection with Curie’s wife, Marie Curie, which developed into a full-blown love affair after Pierre’s death.

 33 
Milt Hinton
(Double Bassist)
Milt Hinton
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2000
 34 
Norman Thomas
(American Presbyterian Minister Who was a Six-Time Presidential Candidate for the 'Socialist Party of America')
Norman Thomas
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1884
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marion
Died: 1968
 35 
Al Goldstein
(Autobiographer, Writer, Journalist)
Al Goldstein
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2013
 36 
Ned Vizzini
(Writer, Novelist)
Ned Vizzini
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2013
 37 
Mercy Otis Warren
(American Poet)
Mercy Otis Warren
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 14, 1728
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1814
 38 
Prince Randian
(Actor and Circus performer)
Prince Randian
1
Birthdate: October 12, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Demerara, British Guiana
Died: 1934
 39 
Dickie Moore
(Ice hockey player)
Dickie Moore
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 2015
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 40 
Nellie Tayloe Ross
(American Educator and Politician Who Served as the 14th Governor of Wyoming)
Nellie Tayloe Ross
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Died: 1977
 41 
H. L. A. Hart
(One of the World's Foremost Legal Philosophers of the 20th Century)
H. L. A. Hart
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Birthdate: July 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrogate, England
Died: 1992

Noted 20th-century political philosopher H. L. A. Hart was a practicing lawyer and had also worked with MI5 during World War II. Known for his iconic works such as The Concept of Law and Law, Liberty and Morality, he made significant contributions to the field of legal positivism.

 42 
Keiji Nakazawa
(Comic artist)
Keiji Nakazawa
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Birthdate: March 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan
Died: 2012
 43 
Abbas II of Egypt
(Khedive)
Abbas II of Egypt
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Birthdate: July 14, 1874
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 1944
 44 
Stanislas de Guaita
(Poet)
Stanislas de Guaita
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moselle, France
Died: 1897
 45 
Kyösti Kallio
(The 4th President & the 8th Prime Minister of Finland)
Kyösti Kallio
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 10, 1873
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ylivieska, Finland
Died: 1940

Finnish politician Kyösti Kallio, who represented the Agrarian League, or the Center Party of Finland, had also led his country as its 4th president and 8th prime minister. He later became the first Finnish president to resign and also the only one who died in office, after he passed away following his farewell ceremonies.

 46 
Jacques Tourneur
(Film director, Film editor)
Jacques Tourneur
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Birthdate: November 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1977
 47 
Bayard Taylor
(Poet)
Bayard Taylor
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 11, 1825
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1878
 48 
Christina of Lorraine
(Grand Duchess)
Christina of Lorraine
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 16, 1565
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: 1637
 49 
Bonny Hicks
(Model, Writer)
Bonny Hicks
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Died: 1997
 50 
James McGill
(Scottish Canadian Businessman and Philanthropist, Best Known for Being the Founder of 'McGill University')
James McGill
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 6, 1744
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 1813

James McGill was a Scottish Canadian politician, philanthropist, and businessman best remembered for founding McGill University in Montreal, Canada. One of the most important members of the Château Clique, McGill was also one of the founding members of the famous gentleman's dining club, The Beaver Club.