Died On December 2nd

Discover the most famous people who died on December 2. The list includes people like Pablo Escobar, Hernán Cortés, Yip Man, Desi Arnaz, Philip Larkin. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, playwrights, actors and novelists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, Germany & United Kingdom 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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 1 
Pablo Escobar
(Colombian Drug Lord)

Pablo Escobar
124
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rionegro
Died: 1993
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 2 
Desi Arnaz
(Actor)

Desi Arnaz
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Birthdate: March 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: 1986

 3 
John Brown
(Abolitionist)

John Brown
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 9, 1800
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Torrington, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1859

 4 
Hernán Cortés
(1st and 3rd Governor of New Spain)

Hernán Cortés
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1485 AD
Birthplace: Medellín, Spain
Died: 1547

 5 
Yip Man
(Martial artist)

Yip Man
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Foshan, China
Died: 1972
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 6 
Roxie Roker
(Actress)

Roxie Roker
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Birthdate: August 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: 1995

 7 
Marquis de Sade
(French Writer Whose Perverse Sexual Preferences and Erotic Writings gave Rise to the Term 'Sadism')

Marquis de Sade
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1740
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1814
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 8 
Marty Feldman
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Poet)

Marty Feldman
1
Birthdate: July 8, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
Died: 1982
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 9 
Aaron Copland
(Composer, Teacher)

Aaron Copland
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1990

 10 

Philip Larkin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Radford, Coventry, United Kingdom
Died: 1985

 11 
Israel Keyes
(Serial Killer)

Israel Keyes
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Richmond, Utah, United States
Died: 2012

 12 
Jay Gould
(Businessman)

Jay Gould
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 27, 1836
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Roxbury, New York
Died: 1892

Christopher Evan Welch
1
Birthdate: September 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA
Died: 2013
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 14 
Aniello Dellacroce
(Underboss of the Gambino crime family)

Aniello Dellacroce
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1985

 15 
Romain Gary
(Novelist)

Romain Gary
1
Birthdate: May 21, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: 1980

 16 
Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
(Statesman, Regent of France (1715-1723))

Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 2, 1674
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint-Cloud, France
Died: 1723

 17 

Mariska Veres
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: 2006
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 18 
Henry Clay Frick
(Industrialist)

Henry Clay Frick
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 19, 1849
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Overton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1919

 19 
Ivan Illich
(Roman Catholic Priest and Author of 'Deschooling Society' which Criticises Modern Society's Educational Approach)

Ivan Illich
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2002

 20 
Ron Santo
(Baseball player)

Ron Santo
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 21 
Gerardus Mercator
(Geographer)

Gerardus Mercator
1
Birthdate: March 5, 1512
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rupelmonde, Kruibeke, Belgium
Died: 1594

Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 13, 1792
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Meiningen, Germany
Died: 1849

 23 
Bobby Keys
(Musician)

Bobby Keys
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Slaton, Texas, United States
Died: 2014

 24 
Jean Béliveau
(Former Ice hockey Centre)

Jean Béliveau
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Trois-Rivières, Canada
Died: 2014
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 25 
Michael Hedges
(Guitarist, Musician)

Michael Hedges
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 31, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sacramento
Died: 1997

 26 
Edward Rydz-Śmigły
(Commander-In-Chief and Inspector General of the Polish Armed Forces (1935 - 1939))

Edward Rydz-Śmigły
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berezhany, Ukraine
Died: 1941

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 1944

 28 
Henry Molaison
(Memory Disorder Patient)

Henry Molaison
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manchester Memorial Hospital - Emergency Department, Manchester, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2008

 29 
Rafer Johnson
(Former athlete and actor, who won a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome)

Rafer Johnson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hillsboro, Texas, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 30 
Robertson Davies
(Author and Journalist)

Robertson Davies
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thamesville
Died: 1995

 31 
Jenny von Westphalen
(Karl Marx's wife)

Jenny von Westphalen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 12, 1814
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salzwedel, Germany
Died: 1881

 32 
George Atkinson III
(American football player)

George Atkinson III
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 33 
Luis Federico Leloir
(Biochemist, Physician)

Luis Federico Leloir
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1987

 34 
Charlie Byrd
(Musician)

Charlie Byrd
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Suffolk, Virginia, United States
Died: 1999

 35 
Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba
(officer, military personnel)

Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 1, 1453
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montilla
Died: 1515

 36 
Paul Sherwen
(Former racing cyclist)

Paul Sherwen
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Widnes, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: 2018

 37 
Ted Rogers
(Businessman)

Ted Rogers
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 2008

 38 
Dinu Lipatti
(Pianist)

Dinu Lipatti
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: 1950

 39 
Alicia Markova
(Ballerina)

Alicia Markova
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: December 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Finsbury Park, London, England
Died: 2004

 40 
Sergio Corbucci
(film director, screenwriter, film producer)

Sergio Corbucci
0
Birthdate: December 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 1990

 41 
James Henry Breasted
(Archaeologist)

James Henry Breasted
0
Birthdate: August 27, 1865
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States
Died: 1935

 42 
Donn F. Eisele
(Officer, Test pilot, Astronaut, Aviator)

Donn F. Eisele
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Columbus
Died: 1987

 43 

Ulli Lommel
0
Birthdate: December 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sulecin, Poland
Died: 2017

 44 
Jane Pierce
(First lady)

Jane Pierce
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 12, 1806
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hampton, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1863

 45 

Pope Silverius
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Frosinone, Italy
Died: 0537

 46 
Odetta
(Singer)

Odetta
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 31, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Died: 2008

 47 
Namık Kemal
(Writer)

Namık Kemal
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tekirdağ, Turkey
Died: 1888

 48 

Philipp Otto Runge
0
Birthdate: July 23, 1777
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wolgast
Died: 1810

 49 

Gabriele Ferzetti
1
Birthdate: March 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 2015
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 50 
Edward James
(Poet known for his patronage of the surrealist art movement)

Edward James
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Dean House, West Dean, Sussex, England
Died: 1984