Died On December 22nd

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Discover the most famous people who died on December 22. The list includes people like Samuel Beckett, Joe Cocker, George Eliot, Beatrix Potter, Josef von Sternberg. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, actors, artists and playwrights and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Austria and many more countries.
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 1 
Joe Cocker
(British Singer and Musician Known for His Album ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’)
Joe Cocker
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Crookes, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Died: 2014
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 2 
Michelle Thomas
15
Birthdate: September 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Died: 1998
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 3 
Beatrix Potter
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 28, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kensington
Died: 1943
 4 
Joe Strummer
(Singer, Guitarist)
Joe Strummer
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Died: 2002
 5 
Samuel Beckett
(Irish Novelist Who Won the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Samuel Beckett
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Foxrock, Ireland
Died: 1989
 6 
George Eliot
(English Novelist, Poet and One of the Leading Writers of the Victorian Era)
George Eliot
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 22, 1819
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warwickshire, England
Died: 1880
 7 
Ma Rainey
(Street artist, Musician)
Ma Rainey
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Died: 1939
 8 
Ram Dass
(Spiritual Teacher)
Ram Dass
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Died: 2019
 9 
Butterfly McQueen
3
Birthdate: January 7, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: 1995
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 10 
Mehmed III
(Sultan of the Ottoman Empire)
Mehmed III
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 26, 1566
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manisa
Died: 1603
 11 
Josef von Sternberg
(Film Director)
Josef von Sternberg
1
Birthdate: May 29, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1969
 12 
Rachel Jackson
(Wife of Andrew Jackson)
Rachel Jackson
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1767
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States
Died: 1828
 13 
Nathanael West
(Novelist)
Nathanael West
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 17, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: 1940
 14 
Chico Mendes
(Brazilian environmentalist)
Chico Mendes
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Xapuri, Brazil
Died: 1988
 15 
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
(One of the Most Important Figures in Spanish Literature and Most Read Writer After 'Miguel de Cervantes')
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 17, 1836
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: 1870
 16 
Georg Luger
(Former designer of the famous Luger pistol and the 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge)
Georg Luger
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 6, 1849
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Steinach am Brenner, Tyrol, Austria
Died: 1923
 17 
Christine Cavanaugh
(Actor, Television actor)
Christine Cavanaugh
3
Birthdate: August 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Utah
Died: 2014
 18 
Lucy Burns
(Suffragist, women's rights activist)
Lucy Burns
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 28, 1879
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1966
 19 
Richard von Krafft-Ebing
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 14, 1840
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Died: 1902
 20 
Harry Langdon
(Comedian)
Harry Langdon
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Birthdate: June 15, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Died: 1944
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 21 
Frances Xavier Cabrini
(Italian-American Catholic Religious Sister and Founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
Frances Xavier Cabrini
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 15, 1850
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy
Died: 1917
 22 
Antipope John XXIII
1
Birthdate: 1370 AD
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 1419
 23 
Emanuel Ungaro
(Fashion Designer)
Emanuel Ungaro
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 13, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Died: 2019
 24 
Vyloppilli Sreedhara Menon
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kochi
Died: 1985
 25 
Théodore Rousseau
0
Birthdate: April 15, 1812
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1867
 26 
William Hyde Wollaston
(Chemist, Physicist, Engineer, Metallurgist)
William Hyde Wollaston
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 6, 1766
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norfolk
Died: 1828
 27 
Leonard Jackson
0
Birthdate: February 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: 2013
 28 
Ryan Freel
(Baseball Player)
Ryan Freel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: 2012
 29 
Lansana Conté
(2nd President of Guinea)
Lansana Conté
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dubréka, French Guinea
Died: 2008
 30 
Guercino
(Italian Baroque Draftsman and Painter)
Guercino
0
Birthdate: February 8, 1591
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cento, Italy
Died: 1666
 31 
Carol Burns
(Actress, Theatre director)
Carol Burns
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Birthdate: October 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
Died: 2015
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 32 
James Meade
(Economist)
James Meade
0
Birthdate: June 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Swanage, England
Died: 1995
 33 
Wallace Thurman
(Novelist)
Wallace Thurman
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 16, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: 1934
 34 
Claude Brasseur
0
Birthdate: June 15, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: 2020
 35 
Harro Schulze-Boysen
(German Publicist and Military Officer Who was Active During the Second World War)
Harro Schulze-Boysen
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 2, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kiel, Germany
Died: 1942
 36 
Percivall Pott
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 6, 1714
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1788
 37 
Gilda Gray
(Dancer, Actress)
Gilda Gray
0
Birthdate: October 25, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rydlewo, Poland
Died: 1959
 38 
John Newbery
(Publisher)
John Newbery
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Birthdate: July 1, 1713
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berkshire, England
Died: 1767
 39 
Jean Bourgain
(Belgian Mathematician Remembered for His Work on Mathematical Analysis)
Jean Bourgain
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ostend, Belgium
Died: 2018
 40 
Billy Glaze
(Serial killer)
Billy Glaze
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: July 13, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Georgia, United States
Died: 2015
 41 
Paul de Lagarde
(Orientalist)
Paul de Lagarde
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 2, 1827
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Prussia
Died: 1891
 42 
Walter Damrosch
(American Conductor and Composer)
Walter Damrosch
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 30, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: 1950
 43 
Ernst Krenek
(Composer)
Ernst Krenek
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 23, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1991
 44 
Libertas Schulze-Boysen
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1942
Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 13, 1560
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Château de Rosny-sur-Seine, Rosny-sur-Seine, France
Died: 1641
 46 
Otto Neurath
(Economist, Philosopher, Sociologist, Graphic designer, Statistical graphics)
Otto Neurath
1
Birthdate: December 10, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 1945
 47 
Tefta Tashko-Koço
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 2, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Faiyum, Egypt
Died: 1947
 48 
Henry Cotton (golfer)
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 28, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Holmes Chapel, England
Died: 1987
 49 
James Mooney
(Ethnographer)
James Mooney
0
Birthdate: February 10, 1861
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Richmond, Indiana, United States
Died: 1921
 50 
Franca Sozzani
(Magazine editor, Journalist)
Franca Sozzani
1
Birthdate: January 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mantua, Italy
Died: 2016