Died On December 21st

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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.
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 1 
F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Best Known for His Novel 'The Great Gatsby')
F. Scott Fitzgerald
35
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 24, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1940
 2 
George Patton
(One of the Most Successful Combat Generals in United States History)
George Patton
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Gabriel, California, United States
Died: 1945
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 3 
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)
 4 
Edda Göring
(Only Child of German Politician Hermann Göring and Actress Emmy Sonnemann)
Edda Göring
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 2018
 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 
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)
 7 
Stella Adler
(American Actress & Acting Teacher)
Stella Adler
3
Birthdate: February 10, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: 1992
 8 
John Eisenhower
(Diplomat, Military historian, Author, Writer, Biographer)
John Eisenhower
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Denver
Died: 2013
 9 
Albert King
(Singer-songwriter, Basketball player, Musician, Guitarist)
Albert King
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Indianola
Died: 1992
 10 
Klara Hitler
(Mother of Adolf Hitler)
Klara Hitler
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 12, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spital, Austria
Died: 1907
 11 
Thomas the Apostle
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel
Died: 0072
 12 
Kelly Johnson
(Aerospace engineer)
Kelly Johnson
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: February 27, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ishpeming, Michigan, United States
Died: 1990
 13 
Bruce McCandless II
(The First Person to Complete an Untethered Spacewalk)
Bruce McCandless II
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2017
 14 
Emmanuel Yarbrough
(American Amateur Sumo Wrestler)
Emmanuel Yarbrough
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rahway, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 15 
Billie Whitelaw
2
Birthdate: June 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Died: 2014
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 16 
Ted Healy
(Actor, Screenwriter, Stage actor)
Ted Healy
2
Birthdate: October 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kaufman
Died: 1937
 17 
Franz Boas
(German–American Anthropologist and a Pioneer of Modern Anthropology)
Franz Boas
2
Birthdate: July 9, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minden, Germany
Died: 1942
 18 
Teji Bachchan
(Human rights activist)
Teji Bachchan
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Faisalabad, Pakistan
Died: 2007
 19 
Dick Schaap
(Sportswriter)
Dick Schaap
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2001
 20 
Knud Rasmussen
(Greenlandic–Danish Polar Explorer and Anthropologist)
Knud Rasmussen
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 7, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ilulissat, Greenland
Died: 1933
 21 
Ernst-Günther Schenck
(Surgeon, University teacher)
Ernst-Günther Schenck
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marburg
Died: 1998
 22 
Edgar Bronfman Sr.
(Businessman)
Edgar Bronfman Sr.
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 2013
 23 
James Parkinson
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 11, 1755
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shoreditch
Died: 1824
 24 
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
Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1691
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brunswick, Germany
Died: 1750
 26 
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)
 27 
Frank B. Kellogg
(Lawyer, Politician)
Frank B. Kellogg
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 22, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Potsdam
Died: 1937
 28 
Nikolaas Tinbergen
(Ornithologist)
Nikolaas Tinbergen
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: 1988
 29 
Jasper Tudor
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1431
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
Died: 1495
 30 
Henry Fielding Dickens
(Lawyer and Son of novelist Charles Dickens)
Henry Fielding Dickens
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 16, 1849
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1933
 31 
Ralph Nelson
(Film Director)
Ralph Nelson
0
Birthdate: August 12, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
Died: 1987
 32 
Florynce Kennedy
(Former activist for feminism and civil rights)
Florynce Kennedy
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 2000
 33 
Lion Feuchtwanger
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 7, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1958
 34 
Udo Jürgens
(One of the Best-Selling Austrian Composers and Winner of Eurovision Song Contest 1966 )
Udo Jürgens
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Klagenfurt, Austria
Died: 2014
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 35 
Paul de Man
(Belgian-Born American Literary Critic and Literary Theorist)
Paul de Man
0
Birthdate: December 6, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Antwerp
Died: 1983
Margaret of Valois-Angouleme
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 11, 1492
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Angoulême, France
Died: 1549
 37 
Luigi Cadorna
(Italian Military General Known for His Failure during World War I)
Luigi Cadorna
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Verbania, Italy
Died: 1928
 38 
Saparmurat Niyazov
(1st President of Turkmenistan)
Saparmurat Niyazov
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gypjak, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Died: 2006
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 39 
Enzo Bearzot
(Italian football manager)
Enzo Bearzot
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aiello del Friuli
Died: 2010
 40 
Peter Canisius
(Dutch Jesuit Catholic Priest Known for His Strong Support for the Catholic Faith During the Protestant Reformation)
Peter Canisius
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1521
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Died: 1597
 41 
Carlos Mérida
2
Birthdate: December 2, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: 1984
 42 
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)
 43 
Karl Denver
(Singer, Musician)
Karl Denver
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 16, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 1998
 44 
Curt Richter
(American Biologist, Psychobiologist and Geneticist Who Made Important Contributions in the Field of 'Circadian Rhythms')
Curt Richter
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: United States
Died: 1988
 45 
Niels Gade
(Danish Violinist, Composer, Conductor, Organist, and Teacher)
Niels Gade
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 22, 1817
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1890
 46 
John Chamberlain
(sculptor, painter)
John Chamberlain
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: 2011
 47 
Dominic Frontiere
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2021
 48 
Peter Geach
(Philosopher, University teacher, Philosophy historian)
Peter Geach
0
Birthdate: March 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
Died: 2013
 49 
Edwin G. Krebs
(American Biochemist Who Received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1992)
Edwin G. Krebs
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 6, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lansing, Iowa, United States
Died: 2009
 50 
Hattie Ophelia Caraway
(U.S. Representative)
Hattie Ophelia Caraway
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bakerville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1950