Died On December 21st

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.

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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F. Scott Fitzgerald
20
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 24, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1940

 2 
George Patton
(Military General)

George Patton
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Gabriel, California, United States
Died: 1945
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 3 
Ching Shih
(Pirate)

Ching Shih
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: September 16, 1775
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Xinhui, Guangdong, Qing China
Died: 1844

 4 

Thomas the Apostle
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel
Died: 0072

 5 
John Newton
(British Sailor and Anglican Clergyman)

John Newton
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1725
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wapping, London
Died: 1807

 6 
Edda Göring
(Politician)

Edda Göring
11
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 2018

 7 
Teji Bachchan
(Human rights activist)

Teji Bachchan
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Faisalabad, Pakistan
Died: 2007
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 8 
Albert King
(Singer-songwriter, Basketball player, Musician, Guitarist)

Albert King
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Indianola
Died: 1992

 9 
Dick Enberg
(Sportscaster)

Dick Enberg
2
Birthdate: January 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 10 
Stella Adler
(American Actress & Acting Teacher)

Stella Adler
2
Birthdate: February 10, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: 1992

 11 
John Eisenhower
(Diplomat, Military historian, Author, Writer, Biographer)

John Eisenhower
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Denver
Died: 2013

 12 
Franz Boas
(Anthropologist)

Franz Boas
1
Birthdate: July 9, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minden, Westphalia, Germany
Died: 1942

 13 
Ted Healy
(Actor, Screenwriter, Stage actor)

Ted Healy
1
Birthdate: October 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kaufman
Died: 1937

 14 
Emmanuel Yarbrough
(Martial artist)

Emmanuel Yarbrough
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rahway, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 15 

Bruce McCandless II
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2017

 16 
Edgar Bronfman Sr.
(Businessman)

Edgar Bronfman Sr.
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 2013

 17 

Jasper Tudor
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 20, 1929, 1431
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
Died: 1495

 18 
Dick Schaap
(Sportswriter)

Dick Schaap
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2001

 19 
Nikolaas Tinbergen
(Ornithologist)

Nikolaas Tinbergen
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: 1988

 20 
Knud Rasmussen
(Polar Explorer & Father of Eskimology)

Knud Rasmussen
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 7, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ilulissat, Greenland
Died: 1933

 21 

Sir John Berry Hobbs
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: 1963

 22 

James Parkinson
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 11, 1755
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shoreditch
Died: 1824

Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1691
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brunswick, Germany
Died: 1750

 24 
Udo Jürgens
(Composer)

Udo Jürgens
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Klagenfurt, Austria
Died: 2014
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 25 
Hobey Baker
(Ice Hockey Player, Football player)

Hobey Baker
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1918
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 26 
Frank B. Kellogg
(Lawyer, Politician)

Frank B. Kellogg
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 22, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Potsdam
Died: 1937

Margaret of Valois-Angouleme
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 11, 1492
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Angoulême, France
Died: 1549

 28 
P. B. S. Pinchback
(Politician)

P. B. S. Pinchback
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 10, 1837
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: 1921

 29 
Ralph Nelson
(Film Director)

Ralph Nelson
0
Birthdate: August 12, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
Died: 1987

 30 
Luigi Cadorna
(General)

Luigi Cadorna
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Verbania, Italy
Died: 1928

 31 
Ernst-Günther Schenck
(Surgeon, University teacher)

Ernst-Günther Schenck
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marburg
Died: 1998

 32 
Lewis Terman
(Psychologist, University teacher)

Lewis Terman
0
Birthdate: January 15, 1877
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johnson County
Died: 1956

 33 

Peter Canisius
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1521
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Died: 1597

 34 
Kevin Greene
(American Football player)

Kevin Greene
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 35 
Margret Rey
(Writer)

Margret Rey
0
Birthdate: May 16, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1996

 36 
Florynce Kennedy
(Former activist for feminism and civil rights)

Florynce Kennedy
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 2000

 37 
Paul de Man
(Philosopher, University teacher, Literary critic, Journalist)

Paul de Man
0
Birthdate: December 6, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Antwerp
Died: 1983

 38 

Lion Feuchtwanger
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 7, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1958

 39 
John Chamberlain
(sculptor, painter)

John Chamberlain
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: 2011

 40 
Ilse Steppat
(Actress)

Ilse Steppat
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Birthdate: November 30, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wuppertal, Germany
Died: 1969

 41 
Niels Gade
(Considered one of the most important Danish musicians of the 19th century.)

Niels Gade
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 22, 1817
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1890

 42 
Louis Washkansky
(World's first human-to-human heart transplant)

Louis Washkansky
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1913 AD
Birthplace: Kaunas
Died: 1967

 43 

Carlos Mérida
1
Birthdate: December 2, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: 1984

 44 
Karl Denver
(Singer, Musician)

Karl Denver
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 16, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 1998

 45 

Harry Wills
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1958
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 46 
Enzo Bearzot
(Italian football manager)

Enzo Bearzot
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aiello del Friuli
Died: 2010

 47 
Roger Caillois
(literary critic)

Roger Caillois
0
Birthdate: March 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reims, France
Died: 1978

 48 

Gladys Henson
0
Birthdate: September 27, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1982

 49 

Dominic Frontiere
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2021

 50 
Peter Geach
(Philosopher, University teacher, Philosophy historian)

Peter Geach
0
Birthdate: March 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
Died: 2013