Died On December 9th

Discover the most famous people who died on December 9. The list includes people like John Eleuthère du Pont, Eleanor Parker, Anthony van Dyck, Ralph Bunche, Fulton J. Sheen. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, novelists and physicists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, Sweden & India and many more countries.
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Mary Ann Mobley
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Birthdate: February 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2014
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 2 
Eleanor Parker
(American Actress Known for Her Films: ‘Caged’, ‘Detective Story’ and ‘Interrupted Melody’)
Eleanor Parker
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Birthdate: June 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cedarville, Ohio, United States
Died: 2013
Eleanor Parker, best known as Baroness Elsa von Schraeder from The Sound of Music, had also delivered Academy Award-nominated performances in the films Caged, Detective Story, and Interrupted Melody. She had also been part of stage productions such as Applause and the Broadway version of All About Eve.
 3 
Gene Barry
(Actor)
Gene Barry
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Birthdate: June 14, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 2009
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 4 
Anthony van Dyck
(Flemish Baroque Artist)
Anthony van Dyck
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Birthdate: March 22, 1599
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: 1641

Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish Baroque artist who started painting at an early age before going on to become the leading court painter in England. Although he is best remembered for painting the aristocracy, van Dyck also painted biblical and mythological subjects. In 1632, Anthony van Dyck received a knighthood from Charles I.

 5 
Wesley Branch Rickey
(Baseball player)
Wesley Branch Rickey
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
Died: 1965
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Fulton J. Sheen
(Archbishop)
Fulton J. Sheen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: El Paso, Illinois
Died: 1979

Catholic bishop Fulton J. Sheen was also a prominent radio and TV personality. Known for his stint on the NBC radio show The Catholic Hour, he also hosted the popular TV programs Life Is Worth Living and The Bishop Fulton Sheen Show. He also wrote extensively on communism, love, and peace.

 7 
Paolo Rossi
(Italian Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Paolo Rossi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prato, Italy
Died: 2020
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Vincent Gardenia
(Actor)
Vincent Gardenia
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Birthdate: January 7, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 1992
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Marie Fredriksson
(Lead Vocalist of Pop Rock 'Duo Roxette')
Marie Fredriksson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Össjö, Sweden
Died: 2019

As one half of the Swedish pop rock duo Roxette (with Per Gessle), singer and songwriter Marie Fredriksson enjoyed international fame in the 1980s-1990s with albums like Look Sharp! and Joyride. Their single It Must Have Been Love was featured in the movie Pretty Woman. Earlier, in Sweden ,she had also enjoyed success as a solo artist releasing numerous albums.

 10 
Archie Moore
(American Professional Boxer Who Has Had One of the Sport’s Longest Professional Careers)
Archie Moore
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 13, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Benoit, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 11 
Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor (1433 - 1437))
Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: February 14, 1368
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
Died: 1437

Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor reigned as the king of Hungary and Croatia from 1387 to 1437. He also served as the king of Germany, king of Bohemia, king of Italy, and emperor of the Romans. Sigismund is best remembered for playing a key role in bringing about the Council of Constance, which ended the Papal Schism.   

 12 
Charles Joughin
(Chef)
Charles Joughin
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: August 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
Died: 1956
English-American chef, Charles Joughin, was the chief baker aboard the RMS Titanic. A survivor of the disaster, he was depicted in two major films about the Titanic. He was also on board the SS Oregon when it sank and served on ships operated by the American Export Lines, as well as on World War II troop transports.
 13 
Ralph Bunche
(Political Scientist)
Ralph Bunche
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 7, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1971
 14 
Al Unser
(Racecar driver)
Al Unser
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Died: 2021

Born into a reputed family of racers, Al Unser later became a four-time Indianapolis 500 winner. At 48, he also became the oldest racer to emerge victorious at the Indianapolis 500. The International Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee is also known as Big Al and Al Unser Sr.

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Vivian Blaine
(Actress)
Vivian Blaine
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Birthdate: November 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1995
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 16 
Tarabai
(Regent of Maratha Empire)
Tarabai
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Birthdate: April 14, 1675
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Satara
Died: 1761

Tarabai reigned as the Queen Regent of the famous Maratha Empire from 1700 to 1708. The queen of Rajaram Bhosle I, Tarabai played an important role in fending off the Mughal forces from the Maratha territories after the demise of her husband. Tarabai's life and heroics have inspired films like Shivrayachi Soon Tararani where she was portrayed by Nishigandha Wad.

 17 
Mary Leakey
(British Paleoanthropologist Who Discovered the First Fossilised 'Proconsul Skull')
Mary Leakey
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 6, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1996

British paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey had exhibited her interest in drawing and archaeology as a kid. Most of her career was spent working alongside her husband, Louis Leakey. She was in charge of many excavation projects in Kenya. Her discoveries include the first Proconsul skull fossil and 15 new animal species.

 18 
Paul Simon (Politician)
(United States Senator from Illinois (1985-97))
Paul Simon (Politician)
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States
Died: 2003
 19 
Berenice Abbott
(American photographer)
Berenice Abbott
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: July 17, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio
Died: 1991
 20 
Clarice Lispector
(Internationally Acclaimed Brazilian Novelist and Short Story Writer)
Clarice Lispector
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 10, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chechel'nyk, Ukraine
Died: 1977

Clarice Lispector was a Ukrainian-born Brazilian short story writer and novelist. As a young woman, she entered the Law School of the University of Brazil and began her writing career while studying. She soon gained fame as a writer and won the prestigious Graça Aranha Prize for the best debut novel. She died of cancer at a relatively young age. 

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Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover
(Prince)
Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 18, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brunswick, Germany
Died: 1987
 22 
Ezra Cornell
(Businessman)
Ezra Cornell
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 11, 1807
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 1874
 23 
Mike Botts
(Musician)
Mike Botts
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oakland
Died: 2005
 24 
Rube Foster
(Former Baseball pitcher, Founder of Negro National League)
Rube Foster
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 17, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Calvert, Texas, United States
Died: 1930
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 25 
Garnett Silk
(Musician)
Garnett Silk
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mandeville
Died: 1994

Garnett Silk was a Jamaican Rastafarian and reggae musician best remembered for his emotive, diverse, smooth, and powerful voice. Silk was touted as a rising talent in the 1990s when he lost his life trying to save his mother who was trapped inside her burning house. Many posthumous albums have been released since Garnett Silk's untimely demise at age 28.

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William A. Wellman
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Birthdate: February 29, 1896
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1975
 27 
Ray Perkins
(American football player)
Ray Perkins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Petal, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2020
 28 
Max Bill
(Architect, Painter, Sculptor, Graphic designer, Artist, University teacher)
Max Bill
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winterthur
Died: 1994

Known for his advertisement designs and abstract art, Swiss graphic designer and artist Max Bill was initially trained as a silversmith. He later also taught art in Switzerland and Germany. He not only established the Ulm School of Design, but also designed its building and its academic programs.

 29 
Mary Hansen
(Singer, Guitarist)
Mary Hansen
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
Died: 2002
 30 
Stan Rice
(Poet, painter)
Stan Rice
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Birthdate: November 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: 2002
 31 
Eric Anderson
(Basketball player)
Eric Anderson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 32 
Yolande de Polastron
(Duchess of Polignac)
Yolande de Polastron
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Birthdate: September 8, 1749
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1793
 33 
Leon Jaworski
(Attorney)
Leon Jaworski
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 19, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Waco, Texas, U.S.
Died: 1982
 34 
Luisito Rey
(Spanish Music Executive, Singer, and Songwriter)
Luisito Rey
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cádiz, Spain
Died: 1992
 35 
Karl Blossfeldt
(German Photographer and Sculptor Best Known for His Close-up Photographs of Plants and Living Things)
Karl Blossfeldt
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Birthdate: June 13, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Schielo, Germany
Died: 1932

Karl Blossfeldt was a German photographer, artist, sculptor, and teacher. He is best remembered for his work Urformen der Kunst, a collection of close-up photos of animals and plants. The book became highly influential and Blossfeldt's works were used as teaching tools in Berlin. Blossfeldt also served as a professor at the United State Schools for Fine and Applied Art. 

 36 
Eduard Freiherr von Böhm-Ermolli
(Austrian general during World War I who rose to the rank of field marshal in the Austro-Hungarian Army)
Eduard Freiherr von Böhm-Ermolli
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 12, 1856
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ancona, Italy
Died: 1941
 37 
James Moody
(American musician)
James Moody
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 26, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia
Died: 2010
 38 
Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García
(Politician)
Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 24, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: 2009
 39 
Robert Fitzwalter
(Nobleman)
Robert Fitzwalter
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1180 AD
Birthplace: Essex, England
Died: 1235
 40 
Joseph Bramah
(Civil engineer, Engineer)
Joseph Bramah
1
Birthdate: April 13, 1748
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Barnsley
Died: 1814

Joseph Bramah started his career as a cabinet maker and over time, revolutionized the lock-making industry with his pick-proof locks. Along with blacksmith Henry Maudslay, he changed the course of 19th-century British manufacturing. Best known for his hydraulic press, he also built water closets in Queen Victoria’s home.

 41 
Blackie Ko
(Film director)
Blackie Ko
1
Birthdate: February 22, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yushan Island, Ningbo, China
Died: 2003
 42 
Norman Joseph Woodland
(Inventor)
Norman Joseph Woodland
1
Birthdate: September 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2012
 43 
Tony Canzoneri
(Boxer)
Tony Canzoneri
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Slidell, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1959
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 44 
Artem Mikoyan
(Aircraft designer, who cofounded the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau)
Artem Mikoyan
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 5, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sanahin, Armenia
Died: 1970
 45 
Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva
(Spanish Civil Engineer, Self Taught Aeronautical Engineer, and Pilot)
Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 21, 1895
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Murcia, Spain
Died: 1936
 46 
David Brudnoy
(Talk Radio Host)
David Brudnoy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Died: 2004

David Brudnoy was a radio host whose show was aired on WBZ radio. Brudnoy was a respected figure as he was very knowledgeable about contemporary political issues which he discussed on his show in a courteous manner. Although he knew that he was gay throughout his life, Brudnoy came out publicly in 1994 when he was 54 years old. 

 47 
Danny Blanchflower
(Northern Ireland Footballer, Football Manager and Journalist)
Danny Blanchflower
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 10, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: 1993
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 48 
Manuel Márquez Sterling
(Diplomat, Politician)
Manuel Márquez Sterling
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 28, 1872
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: 1934

Manuel Márquez Sterling was a Cuban diplomat best remembered for his service as an interim President of Cuba on January 18, 1934; he served as the president for six hours before he was replaced by another interim President Carlos Mendieta. Manuel Márquez Sterling also served in the Cuban War of Independence and later served as the ambassador to the USA.

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To Huu
(Poet)
To Huu
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 4, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quảng Điền District, Vietnam
Died: 2002
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Akiyuki Nosaka
(Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Singer, Lyricist, Tarento, Broadcast writer)
Akiyuki Nosaka
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kamakura
Died: 2015

Akiyuki Nosaka was a Japanese novelist, lyricist, and singer. He is best remembered for his children's stories about wars. In 1967, two of his stories namely American Hijiki and Grave of the Fireflies won the prestigious Naoki Prize. Many of his works, including his novel, The Pornographers, and short story, Grave of the Fireflies, have been adapted into films.