Died On December 29th

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Discover the most famous people who died on December 29. The list includes people like Thomas Becket, Jacques-Louis David, Rainer Maria Rilke, William Osler, Don Marquis. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, artists, mathematicians and journalists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, Germany & Switzerland and many more countries.
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 1 
Thomas Becket
(English Nobleman Who Served as Lord Chancellor from 1155 to 1162)
Thomas Becket
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1119
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cheapside, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1170
 2 
Rainer Maria Rilke
(Austrian Poet and Novelist Known for His Poetry Collections ‘Duino Elegies’ and ‘Sonnets to Orpheus’)
Rainer Maria Rilke
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 4, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: 1926
 3 
Andrei Tarkovsky
(One of the Greatest and Most Influential Filmmakers in Soviet and World Cinema)
Andrei Tarkovsky
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Birthdate: April 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zavrazh'ye, Russia
Died: 1986
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 4 
Pierre Cardin
(Italian-French Fashion Designer Known for His Avant-Garde Style and Space Age Designs)
Pierre Cardin
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 2, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Biagio di Callalta, Italy
Died: 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 5 
Lita Grey
(Actress)
Lita Grey
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Birthdate: April 15, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1995
 6 
Harold Macmillan
(Former British Prime Minister)
Harold Macmillan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cadogan Place, London
Died: 1986
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 7 
Earl Hindman
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Birthdate: October 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bisbee, Arizona, USA
Died: 2003
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Jacques-Louis David
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Birthdate: August 30, 1748
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1825
 9 
Christina Rossetti
(Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter)
Christina Rossetti
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 5, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: 1894
 10 
William Osler
(Canadian Physician and Co-Founder of ‘Johns Hopkins Hospital’)
William Osler
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 12, 1849
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
Died: 1919
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 11 
Bob Monkhouse
(Former host of television game shows including The Golden Shot, Celebrity Squares, Family Fortunes and Wipeout)
Bob Monkhouse
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Birthdate: June 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Beckenham, Bromley, Kent, England
Died: 2003
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Euell Gibbons
(Outdoorsman)
Euell Gibbons
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarksville, Texas, United States
Died: 1975
 13 
Freddie Hubbard
(Trumpeter)
Freddie Hubbard
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 7, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: 2008
 14 
Peggy Cummins
(Actress)
Peggy Cummins
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Birthdate: December 18, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: 2017
 15 
Joey LaMotta
(Boxing Manager)
Joey LaMotta
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 1991
 16 
Shabba Doo
(Former Actor whose famous role was in the 1984 dance film Breakin')
Shabba Doo
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Birthdate: May 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
Mustafa II
(Emperor of the Ottoman Empire)
Mustafa II
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1664
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: 1703
 18 
Joe Louis Clark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: United States
Died: 2020
 19 
Joseph Cornell
(Film director, Sculptor, Painter)
Joseph Cornell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 24, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nyack
Died: 1972
 20 
Frank Thring
(Stage actor, Film actor)
Frank Thring
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Birthdate: May 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: 1994
 21 
Wilhelm Maybach
(German Automobile Designer Known for Designing the Initial Mercedes Cars, and Founder of 'Maybach')
Wilhelm Maybach
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Birthdate: February 9, 1846
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Heilbronn
Died: 1929
 22 
Steven Williams
(Professional Wrestler, Football Player)
Steven Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 14, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lakewood, Colorado, United States
Died: 2009
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 23 
Tim Hardin
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer)
Tim Hardin
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Eugene
Died: 1980
 24 
Félix Vallotton
(Former artist and painter known for his paintings of nudes and interiors and in particular for his distinctive woodcuts)
Félix Vallotton
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Birthdate: December 28, 1865
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: 1925
Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oviedo, Spain
Died: 2017
 26 
Bob Astles
(engineer)
Bob Astles
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1924 AD
Birthplace: Ashford
Died: 2012
 27 
Leopold Kronecker
(Mathematician, University teacher)
Leopold Kronecker
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 7, 1823
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Legnica
Died: 1891
 28 
Hyacinthe Rigaud
(Former Catalan-French baroque painter most famous for his portraits of Louis XIV and other members of the French nobility)
Hyacinthe Rigaud
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Birthdate: July 18, 1659
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perpignan, France
Died: 1743
 29 
Doris Humphrey
(Dancer and Choreographer)
Doris Humphrey
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: October 17, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 1958
 30 
Wojciech Kilar
(Polish Classical and Film Composer Known for His Score to Films: 'The Pianist' and 'Bram Stoker's Dracula')
Wojciech Kilar
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 17, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lwów, Poland
Died: 2013
 31 
Fletcher Henderson
(Former pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music)
Fletcher Henderson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 18, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cuthbert, Georgia, United States
Died: 1952
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 32 
Miroslav Krleža
(Croatia's Greatest Author Who Criticized the Bourgeois and Wrote on Social Themes)
Miroslav Krleža
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 7, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia
Died: 1981
Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1735
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: 1806
 34 
F. Ross Johnson
(Businessperson)
F. Ross Johnson
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: 2016
 35 
Tullio Levi-Civita
(Mathematician)
Tullio Levi-Civita
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 29, 1873
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Padua
Died: 1941
 36 
Neil Innes
(Comedic Performer Known for Helping to Create the Avant-Garde Comedy Musical Group 'Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah' Band)
Neil Innes
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Birthdate: December 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Danbury, Essex, England
Died: 2019
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 37 
Julius Axelrod
(American Biochemist & Co-Winner of 1970 Nobel Prize in Physiology)
Julius Axelrod
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 30, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 2004
 38 
Don Marquis
(Humorist)
Don Marquis
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Birthdate: July 29, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Walnut, Illinois
Died: 1937
 39 
Thomas Sydenham
(Physician)
Thomas Sydenham
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Listed In:
Birthdate: September 10, 1624
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wynford Eagle
Died: 1689
Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1685
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: France
Died: 1755
 41 
Paul Whiteman
(Bandleader)
Paul Whiteman
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 28, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: 1967
 42 
Kelly Miller
(American mathematician)
Kelly Miller
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 18, 1863
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Winnsboro, South Carolina, United States
Died: 1939
 43 
Nadezhda Mandelstam
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1899
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saratov, Russia
Died: 1980
 44 
Lucy, Lady Houston
(Philanthropist, Political activist)
Lucy, Lady Houston
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 8, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lambeth, London, England
Died: 1936
 45 
Charles Yerkes
(Financier)
Charles Yerkes
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 25, 1837
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1905
 46 
Ted Lapidus
(Fashion Designer)
Ted Lapidus
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2008
 47 
Marie Kean
(Actor)
Marie Kean
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Birthdate: June 27, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rush, Ireland
Died: 1993
 48 
Anton Flettner
(Engineer)
Anton Flettner
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Birthdate: November 1, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hattersheim am Main, Germany
Died: 1961
 49 
Maria Margaretha Kirch
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 25, 1670
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: 1720
 50 
Norma Tanega
(Former Folk and Pop singer-songwriter)
Norma Tanega
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 30, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vallejo, California, United States
Died: 2019