Died On December 20th

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Discover the most famous people who died on December 20. The list includes people like Debbie Reynolds, Carl Sagan, John Steinbeck, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Alan Lloyd Hodgkin. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, novelists, journalists and soldiers 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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 1 
Brittany Murphy
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Birthdate: November 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: 2009
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 2 
Carl Sagan
(Astronomer and Planetary Scientist Best Known for His Scientific Contribution in Research on Extraterrestrial Life)
Carl Sagan
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1996
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 3 
John Steinbeck
(American Writer and Winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature)
John Steinbeck
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
Died: 1968
 4 
Bobby Darin
(Pop vocalist who released the hits "Mack the Knife," "Dream Lover," and "Beyond the Sea.")
Bobby Darin
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York, United States
Died: 1973
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 5 
Roy O. Disney
(Co-Founder of Walt Disney Company)
Roy O. Disney
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 24, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1971
 6 
Madge Sinclair
4
Birthdate: April 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: 1995
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 7 
Kangxi Emperor
(Emperor of the Qing Dynasty from 1661 to 1722)
Kangxi Emperor
3
Birthdate: May 4, 1654
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: 1722
 8 
Erich Ludendorff
(German General, Politician and Military Theorist)
Erich Ludendorff
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 9, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kruszewnia, Poland
Died: 1937
 9 
Steve Landesberg
2
Birthdate: November 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
Elsa Einstein
(Albert Einstein's Wife)
Elsa Einstein
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 18, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hechingen, Germany
Died: 1936
 11 
Foster Brooks
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Birthdate: May 11, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Died: 2001
 12 
Vitellius
(Roman emperor)
Vitellius
4
Birthdate: September 24, 0015
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0069
 13 
Hank Snow
(Country Singer Best Known for Songs: 'I’m Moving On' and 'The Golden Rocket')
Hank Snow
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: 1999
 14 
Stanley Milgram
(Psychologist, University teacher, Sociologist)
Stanley Milgram
1
Birthdate: August 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1984
 15 
Arthur Rubinstein
(One of the Greatest Pianists and Chopin Interpreters of His Time)
Arthur Rubinstein
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
Died: 1982
 16 
Junior Johnson
(American Stock Car Race Driver)
Junior Johnson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ronda, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2019
 17 
Arnold Stang
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Birthdate: September 28, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, USA
Died: 2009
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
Louis, Dauphin of France
0
Birthdate: September 4, 1729
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Paris, France
Died: 1765
 19 
Stefan Dušan
(Emperor of the Serbian Empire)
Stefan Dušan
1
Birthdate: July 26, 1308
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Serbia
Died: 1355
 20 
Robert Mulligan
(Director)
Robert Mulligan
0
Birthdate: August 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2008
 21 
Léopold Sédar Senghor
(1st President of Senegal)
Léopold Sédar Senghor
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Joal Fadiout, Senegal
Died: 2001
 22 
Max Robinson
(Broadcaster)
Max Robinson
0
Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Died: 1988
 23 
Fritz Pfeffer
(Physician)
Fritz Pfeffer
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gießen
Died: 1944
 24 
Max Brod
(Former prolific writer best remembered as the friend and biographer of writer Franz Kafka)
Max Brod
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: 1968
 25 
Katharina von Bora
(Wife of German Reformer Martin Luther)
Katharina von Bora
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 29, 1499
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lippendorf, Neukieritzsch, Germany
Died: 1552
 26 
Benigno Aquino, Sr.
(Filipino Politician Who Led the Fascist KALIBAPI Party)
Benigno Aquino, Sr.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 3, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tarlac City, Philippines
Died: 1947
 27 
Ambroise Paré
(French Barber Surgeon and a Pioneer in Surgical Techniques)
Ambroise Paré
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1510 AD
Birthplace: Laval, France
Died: 1590
 28 
Simone Beck
(Author)
Simone Beck
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 7, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Normandy, France
Died: 1991
 29 
Moss Hart
(Screenwriter, Playwright, Writer)
Moss Hart
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 24, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1961
 30 
Juzo Itami
(Actor)
Juzo Itami
2
Birthdate: May 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kyoto, Japan
Died: 1997
 31 
James Hilton
(Novelist best remembered for several best-sellers, including Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips)
James Hilton
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leigh, Lancashire, England
Died: 1954
 32 
Robert Knox
(Military physician)
Robert Knox
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 4, 1791
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: 1862
 33 
Esther Peterson
(Women's advocate)
Esther Peterson
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Provo, Utah, United States
Died: 1997
 34 
Pope Zephyrinus
(Bishop of Rome (199 to 217))
Pope Zephyrinus
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0217
 35 
Michele Morgan
0
Birthdate: February 29, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: 2016
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 36 
William Edwards Deming
(Statistician, Electrical Engineer)
William Edwards Deming
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 14, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sioux City
Died: 1993
 37 
Émile Loubet
(President of France from 1899 to 1906, 45th Prime Minister of France)
Émile Loubet
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 30, 1838
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marsanne, France
Died: 1929
 38 
Dean Rusk
(Politician)
Dean Rusk
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cherokee County, Georgia, U.S.
Died: 1994
 39 
Nalini
(Actress)
Nalini
1
Birthdate: March 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chennai
Died: 2010
 40 
Adrian Mitchell
1
Birthdate: October 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hampstead Heath
Died: 2008
 41 
Fazle Hasan Abed
(Social Worker)
Fazle Hasan Abed
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baniachong, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died: 2019
 42 
Dawn Steel
(Film producer)
Dawn Steel
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York (state) New York, United States
Died: 1997
 43 
Bindy Johal
(Criminal)
Bindy Johal
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Punjab, India
Died: 1998
 44 
Dmitry Ustinov
(Politician)
Dmitry Ustinov
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Samara, Russia
Died: 1984
 45 
Antonio Soler
(Spanish Composer Best Known for His Many Mostly One-Movement 'Keyboard Sonatas')
Antonio Soler
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 3, 1729
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Olot, Spain
Died: 1783
 46 
Walter Page
(Former Jazz multi-instrumentalist best known for his groundbreaking work as a double bass player with Walter Page's Blue Devils and the Count Basie Orchestra)
Walter Page
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gallatin, Missouri, United States
Died: 1957
 47 
Emil Artin
(Austrian Mathematician Best Known for His Work on Algebraic Number Theory)
Emil Artin
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1962
Margaret Of Provence
0
Birthdate: 1221 AD
Birthplace: Forcalquier, France
Died: 1295
 49 
Olga Lepeshinskaya
(Russian Ballerina)
Olga Lepeshinskaya
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: September 28, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: 2008
 50 
Roland Matthes
(German Swimmer)
Roland Matthes
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pößneck, Germany
Died: 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)