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December 16th famous deaths

List of celebrities and famous people who died on December 16th

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2019 - 2010

Famous deaths on December 16th for the celebrities who died in the years 2019 - 2010

2018

  • Co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, known for his contributions to mobile app development.

2017

  • Keely Smith

    American singer and actress (b. 1928)

  • Former CEO of Canadian National Railway known for his leadership in the railroad industry.

  • Renowned American singer known for her jazz and popular music performances.

2015

2014

  • American mathematician and academic (d. 2014)

  • English palaeontologist, biologist, and academic (d. 2014)

2013

2012

2011

  • Nicol Williamson

    Nicol Williamson was a talented actor known for his performances on stage and screen.

  • Milwaukee, wisconsin -- actor ("someone up there likes me")

2010

2009 - 2000

Famous deaths on December 16th for the celebrities who died in the years 2009 - 2000

2009

2007

2006

2005

2004

  • Renowned abstract painter known for her serene and minimalist artworks.

  • American baseball player (born 1933).

  • The point, a gambian journalist and publisher, was co-founded by the point (d. 2004).

2003

  • Canadian economist, lawyer, and politician, 17th premier of nova scotia (d. 2003)

  • American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

2001

  • English-scottish singer/songwriter and guitarist (the skids, big country) (d. 2001).

  • Stuart Adamson was a Scottish musician best known as the lead singer of Big Country.

  • German-american soldier and author (d. 2001)

1999 - 1990

Famous deaths on December 16th for the celebrities who died in the years 1999 - 1990

1998

1997

1996

1995

  • Fritz Kuhn was a German journalist known for his contributions to investigative journalism.

  • Italian singer and conductor (d. 1995)

  • Dancer choreographer/teacher, dies at age 85.

1994

1993

  • Moses Gunn

    American actor. he was an obie award-winning stage actor and co-founded the negro ensemble company during the 1960s. he made his off-broadway debut in jean genet’s the blacks in 1962. his broadway debut was in a hand is on the gate in an evening of african-american poetry. he won a tony award in 1976 for best actor (play), for the …

  • Japanese soldier and politician, 64th prime minister of japan (d. 1993)

  • American hip-hop mc (born 1973)

  • Dutch writer / journalist (volkskrant) dies at 68

  • President of fiji (1987-1993), dies at 75

1992

1991

1990

1989 - 1980

Famous deaths on December 16th for the celebrities who died in the years 1989 - 1980

1989

  • Silvana Mangano

    Italian actress who rose to fame in 1949 as a star of "bitter rice" in which she played the role of a leading lady in italy. she was also the 1946 miss rome title holder, which led to a few minor roles in movies. later, her reputation was for being cool and sculpted.

  • Lee Van Cleef

    Lee van cleef, one of the greatest movie villains, started his career as an accountant. during world war ii, he served aboard minesweepers as well as subchasers in the u.s. navy. he worked as an administrator in the office and became involved in amateur theatre in his spare time. a professional audition led to a job with a touring company …

  • Aileen Pringle

    Actress (age consent, convicted night parade)

  • Argentinian race car driver (d. 1989)

  • Argentine racing driver (born 1913)

1987

  • American politician (representative-republican-connecticut, 1951-59), dies at age 79.

1985

1984

  • Best known for writing the classic children's novel 'Where the Red Fern Grows'.

  • German academic and philologist (d. 1984).

1983

  • American baseball player (born in 1907)

  • Found milae sa temple/bulsung sa zen in korea, dies at age 74.

1982

1980

  • American businessman, founded kfc (b. 1890)

  • American entrepreneur who established the kentucky fried chicken fast food franchise. the story began in rural kentucky, where he opened a small gas station and restaurant in 1929. he also started to sell his fried chicken. he had already built an empire of $2 million by the time he sold the franchise in 1963.

  • German-american businessman and engineer (d. 1980).

  • American fast food entrepreneur (born 1890)

  • Kentucky fried chicken founder, who dies at 90 years old (born 1890).

1979 - 1970

Famous deaths on December 16th for the celebrities who died in the years 1979 - 1970

1978

1977

  • Finnish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1934)

  • Finnish producer and director (d. 1977).

1976

  • Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1976)

  • French-canadian politician (born 1917)

  • Greek royalty, the eldest son of king constantine who ruled 1922-1923 and 1935-1947 with a government in exile in london in ww ii.

1974

1970

  • American anthropologist of latin america (b. 1914)

1969 - 1960

Famous deaths on December 16th for the celebrities who died in the years 1969 - 1960

1969

1968

1965

1963

1961

1960

  • At 63, silent screen actress (sinners in silk) dies

1959 - 1950

Famous deaths on December 16th for the celebrities who died in the years 1959 - 1950

1959

  • Ella Hall was a pioneering female journalist known for her investigative reporting.

1957

  • Italian-Brazilian industrialist known for his contributions to the development of the Brazilian economy.

1956

1954

  • Pioneering astronomer who studied variable stars and stellar evolution.

1952

1950

1949 - 1940

Famous deaths on December 16th for the celebrities who died in the years 1949 - 1940

1949

  • Canadian-american screenwriter and producer of actor (d. 1949).

  • Canadian-american actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1873)

  • Execution of the communist vice-premier in bulgaria.

1948

  • American male prostitute and socialite (d. 1948).

1945

  • Italian industrialist and principal shareholder of Fiat.

  • Italian industrialist, founder fabbrica italiana automobili torino 1899. he was an industrialist who founded fiat auto and started a dynasty.

  • Japanese lawyer and politician, 23rd prime minister of japan (b. 1891)

  • Italian family of distinction, umberto is the son of umberto, and giovanni is the great-grandson of giovanni, who founded fiat. after studying in the u.s., he graduated from brown university with an international relations degree. he then went on to work as an executive at olivetti and administrator for juventus soccer club. incognito, he worked as a fiat group turner …

  • Japanese prince/prime minister (1937-1939, 1940-41), commits harakiri.

1944

1943

1940

1939 - 1930

Famous deaths on December 16th for the celebrities who died in the years 1939 - 1930

1936

  • American-german photographer and educator (b. 1865)

1935

  • Thelma Todd

    American actress and comedian (b. 1905)

  • American actress. perky blonde heroine in many two-reel comedy of the early 1930s. she was among many others in "the maltese falcon," 1931, and "horse feathers," (1932).

1931

1930

1929 - 1920

Famous deaths on December 16th for the celebrities who died in the years 1929 - 1920

1928

1927

1923

1922

1921

1920

1919 - 1910

Famous deaths on December 16th for the celebrities who died in the years 1919 - 1910

1917

1916

1914

  • Croatian composer, conductor and director

1909 - 1900

Famous deaths on December 16th for the celebrities who died in the years 1909 - 1900

1908

1904

  • Edmund Dewey was an American entrepreneur who founded the Dewey Decimal System for library classification.

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