Died On December 28th

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Discover the most famous people who died on December 28. The list includes people like Maurice Ravel, Susan Sontag, Mary II of England, Allan Dwan, A. J. Liebling. Famous personalities featured on this list, include journalists, drummers, poets and philosophers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, Austria & Russia and many more countries.
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 1 
Debbie Reynolds
(One of the Most Popular American Actresses of the 20th Century)
Debbie Reynolds
33
Birthdate: April 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 2 
John Madden
(Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders)
John Madden
35
Birthdate: April 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Austin, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 3 
Jerry Orbach
(Actor, Singer)
Jerry Orbach
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Birthdate: October 20, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2004
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 4 
Maurice Ravel
(One of the Leading Composers of Impressionist Music, Known for His Orchestral Work "Boléro,")
Maurice Ravel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 7, 1875
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ciboure, France
Died: 1937
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 5 
Dennis Wilson
(musician)
Dennis Wilson
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
Died: 1983
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Mary II of England
(Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689 - 1694))
Mary II of England
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Birthdate: April 30, 1662
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1694
 7 
Rose Marie
(Actress)
Rose Marie
1
Birthdate: August 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 2017
 8 
Lemmy
(Founder of the Rock Band 'Motörhead')
Lemmy
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Died: 2015
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 9 
Cassandra Harris
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Birthdate: December 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney
Died: 1991
 10 
The Rev
(Musician, Drummer)
The Rev
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, United States
Died: 2009
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 11 
Clayton Moore
(American actor)
Clayton Moore
0
Birthdate: September 14, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1999
 12 
Susan Sontag
(Writer and Filmmaker, Best Known for her Essay 'Notes on 'Camp')
Susan Sontag
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 16, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2004
 13 
Sam Peckinpah
(Film director)
Sam Peckinpah
0
Birthdate: February 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: 1984
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 14 
June Whitfield
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Birthdate: November 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Streatham, London, England, UK
Died: 2018
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 15 
Edith Wilson
(First Lady of the United States)
Edith Wilson
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 15, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wytheville, Virginia, United States
Died: 1961
 16 
Victor Emmanuel III of Italy
(Former King of Italy (1900 – 1946))
Victor Emmanuel III of Italy
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Birthdate: November 11, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 1947
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 17 
Theodore Dreiser
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 27, 1871
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Terre Haute
Died: 1945
 18 
Freddie King
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Freddie King
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gilmer
Died: 1976
 19 
Piero the Unfortunate
(Ruler of Florence Known for His Bad Decisions that Led to His Downfall)
Piero the Unfortunate
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Birthdate: February 15, 1472
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1503
 20 
Max Steiner
(Conductor, Composer, Musician, Screenwriter, Film score composer)
Max Steiner
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 10, 1888
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 1971
 21 
Shehu Shagari
(The First Nigerian President to be Democratically Elected)
Shehu Shagari
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shagari, Nigeria
Died: 2018
 22 
Francis de Sales
(Bishop of Geneva (1602 - 1622))
Francis de Sales
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 21, 1567
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Château de Sales, Thorens-Glières, France
Died: 1622
 23 
Kiel Martin
0
Birthdate: July 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1990
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 24 
Paul Hindemith
(German Composer and Music Theorist)
Paul Hindemith
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 16, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanau, Germany
Died: 1963
 25 
John Dann MacDonald
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)
John Dann MacDonald
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 24, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sharon, Pennysylvania
Died: 1986
 26 
Elizabeth Freeman
(The First Enslaved African American Person to Win a Freedom Suit in Massachusetts)
Elizabeth Freeman
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1742 AD
Birthplace: Claverack
Died: 1829
 27 
George Gissing
(British Novelist Best Known for His Works: 'The Nether World', 'New Grub Street' and 'The Odd Women')
George Gissing
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 22, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wakefield, England
Died: 1903
 28 
William L. Shirer
(Journalist, Historian, Writer)
William L. Shirer
1
Birthdate: February 23, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 1993
 29 
John Bradbury
(drummer)
John Bradbury
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coventry
Died: 2015
 30 
Thomas Babington Macaulay
(British Secretary at War (1839 - 1841) )
Thomas Babington Macaulay
0
Birthdate: October 25, 1800
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leicestershire, England
Died: 1859
 31 
Hermann Oberth
(Physicist)
Hermann Oberth
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 25, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sibiu, Romania
Died: 1989
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 32 
Léon Bakst
(Painter)
Léon Bakst
1
Birthdate: January 27, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grodno, Belarus
Died: 1924
 33 
James Wilkinson
(American Soldier and 1st Governor of Louisiana Territory (1805 - 1807))
James Wilkinson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 24, 1757
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charles County, Maryland, United States
Died: 1825
 34 
Agathe von Trapp
(Georg von Trapp's daughter)
Agathe von Trapp
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pola, Istria, Austria-Hungary (present-day Pula, Croatia)
Died: 2010
 35 
Allan Dwan
(Director)
Allan Dwan
0
Birthdate: April 3, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto
Died: 1981
 36 
Pope Zosimus
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Mesoraca, Italy
Died: 0418
 37 
Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov
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Birthdate: June 9, 1829
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Klyuchi, Russia
Died: 1903
Charles Habib Malik
0
Listed In:
Birthdate: 1906 AD
Died: 1987
 39 
Justin Smith Morrill
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 14, 1810
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Strafford, Vermont, United States
Died: 1898
 40 
Eugenio Espejo
(Writer & Medical Pioneer)
Eugenio Espejo
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1747
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Quito, Spanish Empire
Died: 1795
 41 
Eduard Strauss
(Composer)
Eduard Strauss
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 14, 1835
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Austria
Died: 1916
 42 
Sarah Goodridge
1
Birthdate: February 5, 1788
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Templeton, Massachusetts, United Stafes
Died: 1853
 43 
Ian Murdock
(Software engineer, known for being the founder of the Debian project and Progeny Linux Systems)
Ian Murdock
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Konstanz, Germany
Died: 2015
 44 
Johannes Rydberg
(Physicist)
Johannes Rydberg
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 8, 1854
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Halmstad, Sweden
Died: 1919
 45 
George Henry White
(Politician, Lawyer)
George Henry White
0
Listed In:
Birthdate: December 18, 1852
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rosindale, North Carolina
Died: 1918
 46 
Bill Richmond
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 5, 1763
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Richmond, New York, United States
Died: 1829
 47 
Chris Barnard
(Author and Movie Scriptwriter)
Chris Barnard
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nelspruit, South Africa
Died: 2015
 48 
Sergei Yesenin
(One of the Most Popular Russian Lyric Poets of the 20th Century)
Sergei Yesenin
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Konstantinovo, Russia
Died: 1925
 49 
Sumitranandan Pant
(Writer, Poet)
Sumitranandan Pant
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 20, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kausani
Died: 1977
 50 
Princess Fadia of Egypt
(Princess, Artists)
Princess Fadia of Egypt
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: 2002