Died On December 24th

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Discover the most famous people who died on December 24. The list includes people like Vasco da Gama, John Muir, M. G. Ramachandran, Harold Pinter, Samuel P. Huntington. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, composers, novelists and political leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Vasco da Gama
(Explorer)
Vasco da Gama
22
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1469 AD
Birthplace: Sines, Portugal
Died: 1524
 2 
Jack Klugman
(Stage, Film and Television Actor)
Jack Klugman
8
Birthdate: April 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 3 
Peter Lawford
(Actor and a Member of the 'Rat-Pack' Group of Entertainers)
Peter Lawford
7
Birthdate: September 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1984
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 4 
John Muir
(Naturalist)
John Muir
14
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 21, 1838
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dunbar
Died: 1914
 5 
Karl Dönitz
(German Admiral Who Briefly Succeeded Adolf Hitler as Head of State)
Karl Dönitz
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 16, 1891
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Grünau, Berlin, Germany
Died: 1980
Laci Peterson
9
Birthdate: May 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Modesto
Died: 2002
 7 
Toshiro Mifune
(One of Japan's Greatest Actors Known Actors Who is Known for His Collaboration With Akira Kurosawa)
Toshiro Mifune
3
Birthdate: April 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Qingdao, China
Died: 1997
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Bill Bowerman
(Co-founder of Nike, Inc.)
Bill Bowerman
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 19, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Died: 1999
 9 
Charles Durning
1
Birthdate: February 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Highland Falls, New York, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 10 
Heather Menzies
0
Birthdate: December 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 2017
 11 
Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith
(Last Descendant of Abraham Lincoln)
Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 19, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riverside, Illinois, United States
Died: 1985
 12 
Harold Pinter
(Playwright, Screenwriter)
Harold Pinter
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Metropolitan Borough of Hackney
Died: 2008
 13 
Lee Israel
(American Author Known for Committing Literary Forgery)
Lee Israel
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2014
 14 
William M. Branham
(American Christian minister)
William M. Branham
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 6, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cumberland County
Died: 1965
 15 
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
(Author and Clergyman Known for His Best-Selling Book ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’)
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 31, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bowersville, Ohio, United States
Died: 1993
 16 
Johns Hopkins
(Entrepreneur & Philanthropist)
Johns Hopkins
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 19, 1795
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
Died: 1873
 17 
Nick Massi
(Bass Singer & Bass Guitarist for 'The Four Seasons')
Nick Massi
2
Birthdate: September 19, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2000
 18 
Rick Parfitt
(Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Musician)
Rick Parfitt
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Woking
Died: 2016
 19 
William Makepeace Thackeray
(Author & Novelist)
William Makepeace Thackeray
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 18, 1811
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: 1863
 20 
Charles Atlas
(American Bodybuilder Best Remembered as the Developer of a Bodybuilding Method and Its Associated Exercise Program)
Charles Atlas
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Acri, Cosenza, Italy
Died: 1972
 21 
Robert Leckie
(American Writer and US Marine Who Authored Sports Books, Children's Books, Autobiographies, and Fiction Books)
Robert Leckie
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: 2001
 22 
Bernard Herrmann
(Composer, Conductor, Film score composer)
Bernard Herrmann
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 29, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1975
 23 
Rossano Brazzi
1
Birthdate: September 18, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 1994
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 24 
Samuel P. Huntington
(American Political Scientist Best Known for His 1993 Theory, the 'Clash of Civilizations')
Samuel P. Huntington
1
Birthdate: April 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2008
 25 
John Osborne
(Actor, Playwright, Screenwriter, Writer)
John Osborne
4
Birthdate: December 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: 1994
 26 
Alban Berg
(One of the Most Important Composers of the 20th Century)
Alban Berg
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 9, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1935
 27 
Frédéric Bastiat
(Member of the National Assembly of France (1848 - 1850))
Frédéric Bastiat
1
Birthdate: June 30, 1801
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bayonne, France
Died: 1850
 28 
Peyo
(Belgian Comics Writer and Artist)
Peyo
1
Birthdate: June 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Schaerbeek, Belgium
Died: 1992
 29 
Edwin M. Stanton
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 19, 1814
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio, U.S.
Died: 1869
 30 
Richard Adams
(Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, Science fiction writer, Children's writer)
Richard Adams
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 9, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newbury
Died: 2016
 31 
Empress Go-Sakuramachi
0
Birthdate: September 23, 1740
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Died: 1813
 32 
Adrienne de La Fayette
(Daughter of Jean de Noailles)
Adrienne de La Fayette
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 2, 1759
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hôtel de Noailles, Paris, Kingdom of France
Died: 1807
 33 
Jean Clemens
(Welfare worker)
Jean Clemens
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 26, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States
Died: 1909
 34 
Tilly Losch
(Austrian Actress, Dancer, Choreographer, and Painter)
Tilly Losch
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: November 15, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1975
 35 
Louis Aragon
(Former surrealist writer, co-founded with André Breton and Philippe Soupault the surrealist review Littérature)
Louis Aragon
0
Birthdate: October 3, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1982
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 36 
Jake Thackray
(English Singer-Songwriter, Poet & Journalist)
Jake Thackray
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 27, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leeds
Died: 2002
 37 
Clarence King
(US Geologist and Mountaineer Who Was the 1st Director of the US Geological Survey)
Clarence King
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 6, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 1901
 38 
Eduardo Cansino
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 2, 1895
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Castilleja de la Cuesta, Andalusia, Spain
Died: 1968
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 39 
Rafael Caldera
(President of Venezuela (1969 – 1974 and 1994 – 1999))
Rafael Caldera
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 24, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Felipe, Venezuela
Died: 2009
Ferdinand I of León
0
Birthdate: 1015 AD
Died: 1065
 41 
Vladimir Bekhterev
(Russian Neurologist and the Father of Objective Psychology Known for Noting the Role of the 'Hippocampus' in Memory)
Vladimir Bekhterev
0
Birthdate: January 20, 1857
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sorali, Russia
Died: 1927
 42 
Danny Hodge
(Wrestler)
Danny Hodge
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Perry, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 43 
Johnny Oates
(Baseball player)
Johnny Oates
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sylva, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2004
Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza
0
Birthdate: September 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seebenstein
Died: 1976
 45 
John Boswell
(Historian, Philologist)
John Boswell
1
Birthdate: March 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1994
 46 
Pushmataha
(Indian General)
Pushmataha
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1764 AD
Birthplace: Noxubee, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1824
 47 
Bruno Taut
(Expressionist architect who became known for the Glass Pavilion at the Cologne Werkbund Exhibition of 1914)
Bruno Taut
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 4, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Konigsberg, Germany
Died: 1938
 48 
Ōkawa Shūmei
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 6, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yamagata, Japan
Died: 1957
 49 
John Dunstaple
(Composer)
John Dunstaple
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1390 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1453
 50 
Johannes Heesters
(Dutch Actor)
Johannes Heesters
0
Birthdate: December 5, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amersfoort, Netherlands
Died: 2011