Died On December 31st

Discover the most famous people who died on December 31. The list includes people like Commodus, Ricky Nelson, Wayne Rogers, Roberto Clemente, Miguel de Unamuno. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, artists and lawyers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Italy & France 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 Betty White

Betty White
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Famous As: First Lady of Television
Birthdate: January 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 2 Commodus

Commodus
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Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: August 31, 0161
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lanuvium
Died: 0192

 3 Ricky Nelson

Ricky Nelson
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1985

 4 Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: August 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Died: 1972

 5 Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Died: 2015
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 6 Wayne Rogers

Wayne Rogers
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 7 Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2014
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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 8 James Avery

James Avery
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: November 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suffolk, Virginia, U.S.
Died: 2013
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 9 William Christopher

William Christopher
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Died: 2016

 10 Kader Khan

Kader Khan
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Famous As: Former actor who appeared in over 300 Bollywood films, prolific screenwriter for Bollywood films in the period 1970s to 1999 and wrote dialogues for 200 films
Birthdate: October 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pishin, Pakistan
Died: 2018

 11 Marshall McLuhan

Marshall McLuhan
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 21, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Died: 1980

 12 John Wycliffe

John Wycliffe
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Famous As: Philosopher, Theologian
Birthdate: 1328 AD
Birthplace: Hipswell, United Kingdom
Died: 1384

 13 Pete Duel

Pete Duel
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA
Died: 1971
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 14 Beth Howland

Beth Howland
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 15 Gustave Courbet

Gustave Courbet
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: June 10, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ornans, France
Died: 1877

 16 Ray Sawyer

Ray Sawyer
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Alabama, USA
Died: 2018

 17 Miguel de Unamuno

Miguel de Unamuno
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 29, 1864
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bilbao
Died: 1936

 18 George M. Dallas

George M. Dallas
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Vice President of the United States (1845-49)
Birthdate: July 10, 1792
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1864

 19 Samuel Ajayi Crowther

Samuel Ajayi Crowther
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: 1809 AD
Birthplace: Nigeria
Died: 1891

 20 Sam Spiegel

Sam Spiegel
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: November 11, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jarosław, Austrian Poland
Died: 1985
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 21 Eileen Heckart

Eileen Heckart
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 29, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: 2001

 22 Karl Renner

Karl Renner
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Librarian, Diplomat, Lawyer
Birthdate: December 14, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dolní Dunajovice
Died: 1950

 23 Ion Creanga

Ion Creanga
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 1, 1837
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Târgu Neamț, Moldavia
Died: 1889

 24 Brad Sullivan

Brad Sullivan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2008

 25 Donald Edwin Westlake

Donald Edwin Westlake
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 2008

 26 Francis Lewis

Francis Lewis
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Member of the United States House of Representatives
Birthdate: March 21, 1713
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Llandaff
Died: 1802

 27 Zviad Gamsakhurdia

Zviad Gamsakhurdia
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President
Birthdate: March 31, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tbilisi
Died: 1993

 28 Malcolm Campbell

Malcolm Campbell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Journalist, Racecar driver
Birthdate: March 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London Borough of Bromley
Died: 1948

 29 Leigh Bowery

Leigh Bowery
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Dancer, Entrepreneur, Actor, Model
Birthdate: March 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sunshine
Died: 1994

 30 Robert Hossein

Robert Hossein
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2020
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 31 Elliot Lee Richardson

Elliot Lee Richardson
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Listed In:
Birthdate: July 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: 1999

 32 Jock Lewes

Jock Lewes
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Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: December 21, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kolkata Calcutta, Bengal, British India
Died: 1941

 33 Léon Gambetta

Léon Gambetta
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Former republican politician who proclaimed the French Third Republic in 1870 and played a prominent role in its early government
Birthdate: April 2, 1838
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cahors, France
Died: 1882
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 34 José Greco

José Greco
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: December 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montorio nei Frentani, Italy
Died: 2000

 35 Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass
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Famous As: Design the first Italian mainframe computer, the Elea 9003, which won the 1959 Compasso d'Oro
Birthdate: September 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Innsbruck, Austria
Died: 2007

 36 Felice Schragenheim

Felice Schragenheim
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Resistance fighter
Birthdate: March 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1944

 37 Catherine of Braganza

Catherine of Braganza
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: November 25, 1638
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Palace of Vila Viçosa, Vila Viçosa, Portugal
Died: 1705

 38 Floyd Cramer

Floyd Cramer
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1997

 39 Tanaquil Le Clercq

Tanaquil Le Clercq
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Ballet dancer
Birthdate: October 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2000

 40 George Lewis

George Lewis
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Clarinetist
Birthdate: July 13, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1968

 41 Prince Dimitri Romanov

Prince Dimitri Romanov
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cap d'Antibes, France
Died: 2016

 42 Fredrika Bremer

Fredrika Bremer
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 17, 1801
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: 1865

 43 Giovanni Alfonso Borelli

Giovanni Alfonso Borelli
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Historian of mathematics, Entomologist
Birthdate: January 28, 1608
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Naples
Died: 1679

 44 Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington

Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: July 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 2014

 45 Jafar Jabbarly

Jafar Jabbarly
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: March 20, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Khizi, Azerbaijan
Died: 1934

 46 Brandon Teena

Brandon Teena
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Trans Man Rape victim
Birthdate: December 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1993

 47 Samson Raphael Hirsch

Samson Raphael Hirsch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Rabbi
Birthdate: June 20, 1808
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1888

 48 Charles Galton Darwin

Charles Galton Darwin
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Former physicist who served as director of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) during the Second World War
Birthdate: December 18, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1962

 49 John Flamsteed

John Flamsteed
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronomer and the first Astronomer Royal
Birthdate: August 19, 1646
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Denby, Derbyshire, England
Died: 1719

 50 Montague Druitt

Montague Druitt
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Cricketer, Educator
Birthdate: August 15, 1857
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England
Died: 1888