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List of celebrities and famous people who died on December 19th

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2029 - 2020

Famous deaths on December 19th for the celebrities who died in the years 2029 - 2020


  • Johnny Isakson

    American politician (b. 1944)

  • Sally Ann Howes

    English-american singer and actress (d. 2021)


  • Rosalind Knight

    English actress (b. 1933)

2019 - 2010

Famous deaths on December 19th for the celebrities who died in the years 2019 - 2010


  • Legrande Blount

    Renowned NFL running back with a successful career.

  • Ward Just

    Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of 'An Unfinished Season'.


  • Clifford Irving

    American author and popular novelist claimed to be howard hughes' official biographer. this was one of the most outrageous literary hoaxes. mcgraw hill, his publisher, agreed to publish his book. edith, his swiss wife, meanwhile, deposited the funds in a swiss bank account using an assumed name. edith was in switzerland while irving was in tropical locations. he supposedly met …

  • Erskine Caldwell

    Pioneering figure in the field of computer science, known for research in artificial intelligence.

  • Valen Zakharov

    Valen Zakharov was a Russian painter known for his vibrant and expressive artworks.


  • Lionel Blue

    Prominent British rabbi and broadcaster.

  • Bailey Howe

    Bailey Howe was a renowned basketball player known for his exceptional skills on the court.

  • Andrei Karlov

    Russian diplomat, ambassador to turkey (b. 1954)


  • Karin Söder

    Swedish educator and politician, 33rd swedish minister for foreign affairs (b. 1928)

  • Greville Janner

    Baron janner of braunstone, welsh-english lawyer and politician (d. 2015)

  • Jimmy Hill

    English footballer, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2015)


  • Arthur Gardner

    American actor and producer (d. 2014.)

  • S. Balasubramanian

    Indian journalist and director (b. 1936)

  • Igor Rodionov

    Russian general and politician, 3rd russian minister of defence (d. 2014)

  • Roberta Leigh (Rita Shulman Lewin)

    British writer, artist and tv producer (b. 1926).

  • Philip Bradbourn

    English lawyer and politician (b. 1951)


  • Ned Vizzini

    American author known for his young adult novels.

  • Winton Dean

    English musicologist and author (b. 1916)

  • Al Goldstein

    American pornographer and publisher (d. 2013).


  • Keiji Nakazawa

    Keiji Nakazawa was a Japanese politician who served as a member of the House of Representatives of Japan from 1980 to 1993.

  • Larry Morris

    American football player (d. 2012).

  • Peter Struck

    German lawyer and politician, 13th german federal minister of defence (d. 2012)

  • Amnon Lipkin-Shahak

    Israeli general and politician, 22nd transportation minister of israel (d. 2012)

  • Robert Bork

    American lawyer, judge, and scholar, united states attorney general (b. 1927)


  • Kimon Yiannakis

    Cypriot playwright and novelist recognized for his impactful works in Greek literature.

  • Liviana Bianchi

    Celebrated playwright known for her thought-provoking plays.

  • Anthony Howard

    English journalist and author (b. 1934)

  • Trudy Pitts

    American jazz pianist, organist, and vocalist (born in 1932).

2009 - 2000

Famous deaths on December 19th for the celebrities who died in the years 2009 - 2000


  • Hildagard Wolfe

    Known for her evocative and emotional poetry.

  • Morad Montazeri

    Iranian Shia cleric who was a senior figure in the Iranian Revolution and a critic of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Kim Peek

    Kim peek was an american megasavant known for his exceptional memory and ability to recall vast amounts of information.

  • Giridharilal Kedia

    Indian businessman, founded the image institute of technology & management (d. 2009)

  • Hossein-Ali Montazeri

    Iranian dissident cleric (born 1922)


  • Dock Ellis

    American baseball player and coach (d. 2008)

  • James Bevel

    American civil rights activist and minister (d. 2008)

  • Michael Connell

    American political consultant (b. 1963)

  • Carol Chomsky

    American linguist, wife to noam chomsky (d.2008)

  • Michael Connell

    American political consultant (born 1963).


  • Duell Murphy

    Australian politician known for his contributions to public service.

  • Jarl Kampen

    Swedish poet recognized for his lyrical verses.

  • Wilford Conrad

    Prolific writer of mystery novels.

  • Keith Duckworth

    English mechanical engineer (cosworth), (born 1933).

  • Vincent Gigante

    American mobster and boxer (d. 2005).


  • Herbert C. Brown

    English-american chemist and academic, nobel prize laureate (d. 2004)

  • Renata Tebaldi
    Renata Tebaldi

    Italian operatic singer and lyrico spinto soprano, she is widely regarded as one of the most important italian lyrico singto sopranos. she made her debut in "rovigo," in 1944. although she was known for her amazing voice, her acting skills were lacking. tebaldi sang "la scala" for the first time in 1946-1947 and continued to perform from 1949-1954. tebaldi made …


  • Hope Lange
    Hope Lange

    American actress who made her first stage appearance at age 12 in 1945's "the patriots." she was the daughter of an actor and a musician, and she naturally moved to television and stage. her notable screen debut was in 1956's "bus stop." she was nominated for an oscar in the following year for her role as peyton place, and she …

  • Les Tremayne

    London, england -- actor, (angry red planet war of the worlds, war of the worlds).

  • Peter Carter-Ruck

    English lawyer, founded carter-ruck (b. 1914)


  • George Weller

    American author, playwright, and journalist (d. 2002)

  • Will Hoy

    English race car driver (d. 2002)

  • Arthur Rowley

    English footballer, manager, and cricketer (d. 2002)


  • Marcel Mule

    French saxophonist (born 1901)


  • John Lindsay

    American soldier, lawyer, and politician. from 1948-1958, he was a new york city lawyer. he rose to assistant to the attorneygeneral 1955-1956. in 1965, he was elected mayor of new york city.

  • Milton Hinton

    Legendary jazz bassist who played with numerous jazz greats.

  • Milt Hinton

    American photographer and bassist (d. 2000).

  • John Lindsay

    American lawyer and politician, 103rd mayor of new york city (d. 2000)

  • Rob Buck

    American singer-songwriter (10 000 maniacs). (d. 2000).

1999 - 1990

Famous deaths on December 19th for the celebrities who died in the years 1999 - 1990


  • Desmond Llewelyn

    British actor best known for his role as Q in the James Bond films.


  • Mel Fisher

    Famous treasure hunter who discovered the wreck of the Spanish galleon Atocha.

  • Antonio Ordonez

    Spanish bullfighter (born 1932)


  • Roland S. Martin

    Roland S. Martin was a British journalist and author, known for his contributions to journalism in the mid-20th century.

  • Sara Northrup Hollister

    American occultist (d. 1997)

  • Masaru Ibuka

    Sony corporation's co-founder, who dies at the age of 89.

  • Jimmy Rogers

    American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1924)

  • David Norman Schramm

    52 years old, physicist


  • Mikita Kharitonov

    Renowned Soviet physicist known for his work on nuclear reactors.

  • Marcello Mastroianni
    Marcello Mastroianni

    Italian actor known for his roles in classic films such as La Dolce Vita and 8½.

  • Gertrude Blanch

    Gertrude Blanch was an American entrepreneur and mathematician who co-founded the Mathematical Tables Project.

  • Ronald Howard

    Actor (hunting party koroshi), died at 78

  • Yuli Borisovich Khariton

    Scientist dies at the age of 82.


  • Rodgerick MacFarlane

    Pioneering geneticist known for groundbreaking research in heredity.

  • Harold Watkinson

    Politician/businessman, dies at age 85.

  • Dame Ruth Nita Barrow

    Governor-general of barbados dies at the age of 79.

  • Janet Wilder

    Stuntwoman, dies at age 29.


  • Noel Pointer

    Jazz violinist dies at 39.


  • Michael Clarke

    At 49 years old, drummer (byrds) dies from liver failure.

  • Michael Clarke

    American drummer (the byrds, the flying burrito brothers, and firefall). (d. 1993).

  • Anthonius AM "Ton" Kors

    Writer (times of anton de lange), died at 47

  • Antoon Veerman

    Dutch arp assistant secretary for education (1973-1975), dies aged 77.


  • Ardelle Ferris

    Astronomer known for her work on variable stars.

  • Joe Cole
    Joe Cole

    American rock music roadie (born 1961)

  • Ernest K Gann

    American adventure writer, john mccormack, passes away at the age of 81.

  • Paul Maxwell

    Actor (city of fear freedom to die), died at the age of 70


  • Basil Henson

    Actor (change partners) dies at 71 from a stroke

1989 - 1980

Famous deaths on December 19th for the celebrities who died in the years 1989 - 1980


  • Stellah Gibbons

    British author known for her novel 'Cold Comfort Farm'.

  • Stella Gibbons

    British author known for her novel 'Cold Comfort Farm'.

  • Kirill Mazurov

    Belarusian soviet politician (b. 1914)

  • Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons

    English journalist/author dies at 87


  • Loudon Wainwright Jr.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and former editor of Life magazine.

  • Robert Bernstein

    American playwright and author (d. 1988).


  • August Mälk

    Estonian author, playwright, and politician (b. 1900)


  • Werner Dankwort

    Russian-german colonel and diplomat (b. 1895)

  • V. C. Andrews

    American author, illustrator, and painter (d. 1986)

  • V C Andrews

    American author (born 1923)


  • Michel Magne

    French composer and musician for films. oscar nomination 1962 for "gigot". he died 19 december 1984.

  • Joy Ridderhof

    American missionary (born in 1903)


  • Jean-Jacques Grunenwald

    French composer/organist, who dies at the age of 71.

  • Dwight Macdonald

    American writer known for his literary and social criticism.

  • Lawrence Collingwood

    Composer dies at 95

1979 - 1970

Famous deaths on December 19th for the celebrities who died in the years 1979 - 1970


  • Nellie Ross

    First woman to serve as governor of a U.S. state, serving as the Governor of Wyoming.

  • Nellie Tayloe Ross

    At 101, 1st female governor dies


  • Giuseppe Caselli

    Italian painter (d. 1976)


  • Ranald MacDougall

    Renowned screenwriter known for his work on various films.


  • Ahmet Emin Yalman

    Turkish journalist, author, and academic (b. 1888)

1969 - 1960

Famous deaths on December 19th for the celebrities who died in the years 1969 - 1960


  • Norman Thomas

    American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

  • Norman Thomas

    American minister and politician (b. 1884)


  • Alfred Courtens

    Belgian sculptor dies at the age of 78.


  • Ehm Welk

    German journalist, writer, professor, and founder of volkshochschulen, (adult education centers). he was best known for his work die heiden von kummerow (the heathens of kummerow), and used thomas trimm as an pseudonym. he died in bad doberan on december 19, 1966.


  • Ivor Jennings

    Ivor Jennings was a British biologist who made significant contributions to the field of genetics.

  • Ivor Jennings

    British constitutional lawyer and academic who served as the Governor-General of Sierra Leone and Trinidad and Tobago.


  • Alan Gardiner

    A renowned British Egyptologist who made significant contributions to the study of ancient Egyptian language and history.


  • Clotilde Brière

    French novelist known for her works depicting rural life.

1959 - 1950

Famous deaths on December 19th for the celebrities who died in the years 1959 - 1950


  • Walter Williams

    American civil engineer and ceo at bethlehem steel, a prominent, well-respected steel production and manufacturing firm. williams holds a bsc in civil engineering.


  • John W Van Druten

    At 56, a us screenwriter/stage actor (i remember mama) dies.


  • Frans G. Bengtsson

    Swedish author known for his historical novels, including 'The Long Ships'.


  • Robert Andrews Millikan

    American physicist and eugenicist, nobel prize laureate (b. 1868)

  • Robert A Millikan

    American physicist (nobel prize 1923), is killed at 85.

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  • Arth Capper

    Arth Capper was an American politician who served as the 22nd Governor of Kansas and as a United States Senator from Kansas.

  • Barton Yarbrough

    Actor (dragnet) dies at 51

1949 - 1940

Famous deaths on December 19th for the celebrities who died in the years 1949 - 1940


  • Paul Langevin

    French physicist, most famous for his theories of magnetic materials.


  • Harris Benedict

    Known for developing the Harris-Benedict equation for calculating basal metabolic rate.

  • Rudolph Karstadt

    German entrepreneur (born 1856)

  • Abbas II of Egypt (b. 1874)
  • Abbas II

    Abbas ii of egypt (d. 444)


  • L M Dovator

    Russian general, dies in battle.


  • Kyösti Kallio

    Finnish politician, the 4th president of finland (b. 1873)

1939 - 1930

Famous deaths on December 19th for the celebrities who died in the years 1939 - 1930


  • Willem Benoy

    Flemish actor/director (the white) dies at 57

  • Hans Langsdorff

    German naval officer (born in 1894)

  • Eric Fogg

    Composer dies at 36

  • Karl Wagenfeld

    Low german writer (lucifer death & devil), died at 70


  • Stephen Warfield Gambrill

    American lawyer and politician (b. 1873)

  • Stephen Warfield Gambrill

    American politician (born 1873)


  • Castin Cooke

    Castin Cooke was a British painter known for his landscape and portrait paintings.


  • George Jackson Churchward

    English engineer and businessman (b. 1857)

  • George Jackson Churchward

    British locomotive engineer (born 1857)


  • Yun Bong-gil

    Korean independence activist and artist.

1929 - 1920

Famous deaths on December 19th for the celebrities who died in the years 1929 - 1920


  • Ram Prasad Bismil

    Indian poet and activist (b. 1897)

  • Ashfaqulla Khan

    Figure of indian independence movement (born 1900).


  • Jose Ignacio Quinton

    Composer dies at 44

1919 - 1910

Famous deaths on December 19th for the celebrities who died in the years 1919 - 1910


  • Thibaw Min

    King of burma (born in 1859).


  • Alois Alzheimer

    German pathologist, made professor at breslau in 1912. he was a german pathologist, appointed professor in breslau, 1912.


  • Johann F Ritter von Schulte German catholic lawyer

    At the age of 87, he dies.

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