Died On December 21st

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F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Best Known for His Novel 'The Great Gatsby')
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 24, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1940
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George Patton
(One of the Most Successful Combat Generals in United States History)
George Patton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Gabriel, California, United States
Died: 1945
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Thomas the Apostle
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel
Died: 0072
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Ching Shih
(Pirate)
Ching Shih
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: September 16, 1775
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Xinhui, Guangdong, Qing China
Died: 1844
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John Newton
(British Sailor and Anglican Clergyman)
John Newton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1725
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wapping, London
Died: 1807
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Kevin Greene
(American Football player)
Kevin Greene
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Edda Göring
(Only Child of German Politician Hermann Göring and Actress Emmy Sonnemann)
Edda Göring
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 2018
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Teji Bachchan
(Human rights activist)
Teji Bachchan
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Faisalabad, Pakistan
Died: 2007
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Dick Enberg
(Sportscaster)
Dick Enberg
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Birthdate: January 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Albert King
(Singer-songwriter, Basketball player, Musician, Guitarist)
Albert King
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Indianola
Died: 1992
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John Eisenhower
(Diplomat, Military historian, Author, Writer, Biographer)
John Eisenhower
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Denver
Died: 2013
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Stella Adler
(American Actress & Acting Teacher)
Stella Adler
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Birthdate: February 10, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: 1992
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Franz Boas
(Anthropologist)
Franz Boas
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Birthdate: July 9, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minden, Westphalia, Germany
Died: 1942
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Ted Healy
(Actor, Screenwriter, Stage actor)
Ted Healy
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Birthdate: October 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kaufman
Died: 1937
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Emmanuel Yarbrough
(Martial artist)
Emmanuel Yarbrough
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rahway, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Bruce McCandless II
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2017
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Paul Hausser
(Military Leader)
Paul Hausser
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 7, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brandenburg, Germany
Died: 1972
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Edgar Bronfman Sr.
(Businessman)
Edgar Bronfman Sr.
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 2013
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Ernst-Günther Schenck
(Surgeon, University teacher)
Ernst-Günther Schenck
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marburg
Died: 1998
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Dick Schaap
(Sportswriter)
Dick Schaap
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2001
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Kelly Johnson
(Aerospace engineer)
Kelly Johnson
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: February 27, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ishpeming, Michigan, United States
Died: 1990
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Klara Hitler
(Mother of Adolf Hitler)
Klara Hitler
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 12, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spital, Austria
Died: 1907
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Knud Rasmussen
(Polar Explorer & Father of Eskimology)
Knud Rasmussen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 7, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ilulissat, Greenland
Died: 1933
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Florynce Kennedy
(Former activist for feminism and civil rights)
Florynce Kennedy
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 2000
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Jasper Tudor
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1431
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
Died: 1495
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Nikolaas Tinbergen
(Ornithologist)
Nikolaas Tinbergen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: 1988
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James Parkinson
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 11, 1755
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shoreditch
Died: 1824
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Sir John Berry Hobbs
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: 1963
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Hobey Baker
(Ice Hockey Player, Football player)
Hobey Baker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1918
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Saparmurat Niyazov
(1st President of Turkmenistan)
Saparmurat Niyazov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gypjak, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Died: 2006
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1691
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brunswick, Germany
Died: 1750
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Udo Jürgens
(One of the Best-Selling Austrian Composers and Winner of Eurovision Song Contest 1966 )
Udo Jürgens
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Klagenfurt, Austria
Died: 2014
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Margaret of Valois-Angouleme
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 11, 1492
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Angoulême, France
Died: 1549
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Frank B. Kellogg
(Lawyer, Politician)
Frank B. Kellogg
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 22, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Potsdam
Died: 1937
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Luigi Cadorna
(Italian Military General Known for His Failure during World War I)
Luigi Cadorna
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Verbania, Italy
Died: 1928
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Ralph Nelson
(Film Director)
Ralph Nelson
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Birthdate: August 12, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
Died: 1987
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P. B. S. Pinchback
(Politician)
P. B. S. Pinchback
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 10, 1837
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: 1921
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Carl van Vechten
(Writer, photographer)
Carl van Vechten
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: June 17, 1880
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids
Died: 1964
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Peter Canisius
(Dutch Jesuit Catholic Priest Known for His Strong Support for the Catholic Faith During the Protestant Reformation)
Peter Canisius
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1521
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Died: 1597
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Henry Fielding Dickens
(Lawyer and Son of novelist Charles Dickens)
Henry Fielding Dickens
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 16, 1849
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1933
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Paul de Man
(Belgian-Born American Literary Critic and Literary Theorist)
Paul de Man
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Birthdate: December 6, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Antwerp
Died: 1983
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John Chamberlain
(sculptor, painter)
John Chamberlain
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: 2011
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Carlos Mérida
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Birthdate: December 2, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: 1984
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Dominic Frontiere
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2021
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Lewis Terman
(Psychologist, University teacher)
Lewis Terman
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Birthdate: January 15, 1877
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johnson County
Died: 1956
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Margret Rey
(Writer)
Margret Rey
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Birthdate: May 16, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1996
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Niels Gade
(Considered one of the most important Danish musicians of the 19th century.)
Niels Gade
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 22, 1817
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1890
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Lion Feuchtwanger
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 7, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1958
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Louis Washkansky
(World's first human-to-human heart transplant)
Louis Washkansky
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1913 AD
Birthplace: Kaunas
Died: 1967
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Edwin G. Krebs
(Biochemist)
Edwin G. Krebs
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 6, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lansing, Iowa, United States
Died: 2009
Discover the most famous people who died on December 21. The list includes people like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Franz Boas, John Newton, Stella Adler, Nikolaas Tinbergen. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, journalists, soldiers and novelists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany and many more countries.