Died On December 29th

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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Thomas Becket
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Birthdate: December 21, 1118
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cheapside, London, England
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
(Known for what were 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 
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)

 6 

Jacques-Louis David
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Birthdate: August 30, 1748
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1825

 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)
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 8 
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

 9 
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

 10 
William Osler
(Physician)

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 
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

 15 
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)

 16 
Peggy Cummins
(Actress)

Peggy Cummins
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Birthdate: December 18, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: 2017

 17 
Mustafa II
(Sultan)

Mustafa II
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1664
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: 1703

 18 
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)

 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

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Joe Louis Clark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: United States
Died: 2020

 21 
Wilhelm Maybach
(Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor)

Wilhelm Maybach
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Birthdate: February 9, 1846
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Heilbronn
Died: 1929

 22 
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

 23 
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

 24 
William Rees-Mogg
(Journalist)

William Rees-Mogg
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Birthdate: July 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: 2012

 25 
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

 26 
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

 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

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

 29 
Bob Astles
(engineer)

Bob Astles
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1924 AD
Birthplace: Ashford
Died: 2012

 30 
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)

 31 
Miroslav Krleža
(Croatian author)

Miroslav Krleža
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 7, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia
Died: 1981

 32 
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

 33 
Frank Thring
(Stage actor, Film actor)

Frank Thring
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Birthdate: May 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: 1994

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

 35 
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

 36 
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

 37 
Julius Axelrod
(Biochemist)

Julius Axelrod
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 30, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 2004

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Nadezhda Mandelstam
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1899
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saratov, Russia
Died: 1980

 39 
Don Marquis
(Humorist)

Don Marquis
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Birthdate: July 29, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Walnut, Illinois
Died: 1937

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John Marshall Harlan II
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 20, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 1971

Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1685
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: France
Died: 1755

 42 
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

 43 
Alasdair Gray
(Former Writer best known for his surreal atmospheric novel Lanark (1981))

Alasdair Gray
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 2019

 44 
Thomas Sydenham
(Physician)

Thomas Sydenham
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Listed In:
Birthdate: September 10, 1624
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wynford Eagle
Died: 1689

 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 
Brook Taylor
(Mathematician)

Brook Taylor
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 18, 1685
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edmonton
Died: 1731

 47 
Shu Uemura
(Japanese Make-up Artist, Founder of the Cosmetics Line Which Bears His Name)

Shu Uemura
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Birthdate: June 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 2007

 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 
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)

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Maria Margaretha Kirch
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 25, 1670
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: 1720