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Notable Deaths on December 19th

1848Emily Jane Bronte, English novelist, dies at 30

1953Robert A. Millikan, American physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85

December 19th Deaths
Date Event
401
Anastasius I, Bishop of Rome (399-401), dies 
1075
Edith of Wessex, wife of Edward the Confessor of England 
1327
Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy 
1370
Urban V, [Guillaume de Grimoard], 1st Avignon Pope (1362-70), dies 
1614
Melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67 
1737
James Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (b. 1667) 
1741
Vitus J Bering, Dutch navigator/explorer, dies 
1749
Francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76 
1751
Louise of Great Britain, wife of Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1724) 
1798
Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, publisher (Moniteur Universel), dies at 62 
1800
Georg Peter Weimar, composer, dies at 66 
1804
Mary Bright, British PM Rockingham, dies 
1807
Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (b. 1723) 
1810
Johann Heinrich Egli, composer, dies at 68 
1813
James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1744) 
1814
Joseph Bramah, Inventor and Locksmith, notably invented the beer pump 
1815
Michel Woldemar, composer, dies at 65 
1815
Robert Hudson, composer, dies at 83 
1819
Sir Thomas Fremantle, British naval officer and politician (b. 1765) 
1823
Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer, dies at 67 
1848
Emily Jane Bronte, English novelist, dies at 30 
1848
Adam FJA van Duyn, governor of South Holland, dies at 77 
1848
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights 
1851
J M William Turner, British painter (Rain, Steam & Speed), dies at 76 
1867
Jean-Georges Kastner, composer, dies at 57 
1878
Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825) 
1914
Johann F Ritter von Schulte, German catholic lawyer, dies at 87 
1915
Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist/neurologist (Alzheimer Disease), dies at 51 
1922
Robert Entwistle, The Beautiful Adventure 
1925
Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer, dies at 44 
1928
Silvio Hein, Dear Mildred 
1928
J. Hartley Manners, Happiness 
1930
Johnny Douglas, cricketer (soccer int, boxing gold medal), drowns 
1930
I.C. Christensen, Islands Altings besög i Köbenhavn 
1930
Robert Fortson, Injustice 
1932
Yoon Bong-Gil, Korean activist (b. 1908) 
1933
George Jackson Churchward, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (b. 1857) 
1933
Eleuterio Rodolfi, Che paese allegro! 
1933
Jimmie Adams, Chase Yourself 
1937
Jan Grader, Op hoop van zegen 
1938
Stephen Warfield Gambrill, U.S. Congressman (b. 1873) 
1939
Eric Fogg, composer, dies at 36 
1939
Karl Wagenfeld, Low German writer (Lucifer, Death & Devil), dies at 70 
1939
Willem Benoy, Flemish actor/director (The White), dies at 57 
1939
Frank Messenger, Eskimo 
1939
Willem Benoy, Een engel van een man 
1940
Landers Stevens, The Question of Today 
1940
Kyösti Kallio, I.S.K. 40 v. riemujuhlanäyttely Pieksämäellä 
1941
L M Dovator, Russian general, dies in battle 
1943
Demetris Emanuel, Men in Exile 
1943
Sol Horowitz, Disorder in the Court 
1944
Rudolph Karstadt, German entrepreneur (b. 1856) 
1944
Francis Yeats-Brown, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer 
1944
Lionel Wendt, The Song of Ceylon 
1945
Mary Wiggins, No Time for Love 
1946
Paul Langevin, French physicist (b. 1872) 
1946
Clyde Fillmore, The More the Merrier 
1946
Plácido Sequeiros, La muerte silba un blues 
1946
Robert Schyberg, Detektivens barnepige 
1948
Steve Drake, Black Hills 
1948
Morits Umansky, Secret Agent 
1948
Jess Moulin, House of Dracula 
1949
Sulo Autere, Isoviha 
1949
Toni Attenberger, Die Liebes GmbH 
1949
Mason N. Litson, Stung 
1950
Jacques Grétillat, Quarante H.P. 
1951
Barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51 
1951
Bud Barner, The Hunchback of Notre Dame 
1951
Barton Yarborough, The Ghost of Frankenstein 
1952
Harry Makepeace, cricketer (cricket & soccer intl for England), dies 
1953
Robert A. Millikan, American physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85 
1953
Rudolf Leonhard, writer, dies 
1953
Rudolf Leonhardt, Diary of a Lost Girl 
1953
Lew Harvey, The Oklahoma Kid 
1954
Ludwik Solski, Geniusz sceny 
1954
Rita Page, Bulldog Drummond Comes Back 
1954
Frans G. Bengtsson, The Long Ships 
1955
Dmitriy Orlov, Alexander Nevsky 
1955
Paul d'Estournelles de Constant, La foule hurle 
1956
A.W. McClure, Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages 
1956
Joe Noecker, Northwest Passage 
1956
Gusztáv Oláh, Valamit visz a víz 
1957
John W Van Druten, US stage/screenwriter (I Remember Mama), dies at 56 
1957
John Van Druten, Cabaret 
1958
John R. Freuler, Marriage on Approval 
1959
Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117 
1959
Carlo Lombardo, Il mostro dell'isola 
1959
J.M. Dumont, The Miracle Man 
1960
Robert Griffin, Monster from Green Hell 
1960
Thaddeus Jones, The Buccaneer 
1961
Chappell Dossett, Child o' My Heart 
1962
Palle Fønss, Den store dag 
1963
Leo Qiacheli, The Golden Valley 
1963
Warren Wilson, Hellzapoppin' 
1966
Ehm Welk, writer, dies at 82 
1967
Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, dies at 78 
1968
Norman Thomas, founder (ACLU)/Socialist Party (1926-55), dies at 84 
1972
Alexander Uninski, La rebelión de los fantasmas 
1977
Nellie Tayloe Ross, 1st woman governor, dies at 101 
1977
Leslie M. Roush, Beauty and the Beach 
1977
Albert D'Arno, Into Thin Air 
1978
Duncan Lamont, Mutiny on the Bounty 
1979
Nat W. Finston, The Second Woman 
1979
Jack MacKenzie, Isle of the Dead 
1980
Nellie Walker, In Old Oklahoma 
1980
Ralph E. Black, Kansas City Confidential 
1981
Claire Cramer, Citizen Kane 
1981
Axel Gruenberg, Joe Santa Claus 
1982
Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71 
1982
Lawrence Collingwood, composer, dies at 95 
1982
Dwight Macdonald, American social critic (b. 1906) 
1982
Irvin Ashkenazy, Davy Crockett and the River Pirates 
1982
Boris Smirnov, War and Peace 
1982
Dwight Macdonald, How to Protest 
1982
Jean-Jacques Grünenwald, Diary of a Country Priest 
1983
Alan Dexter, Paint Your Wagon 
1983
Samson Fainsilber, Providence 
1983
Cameron Hall, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 
1984
Michel Magne, composer, dies at 54 
1984
Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (b. 1903) 
1984
Joy Ridderhof,  
1984
Glenn McCarthy, Around the World in Eighty Days 
1984
Frank Davis, The Train 
1984
Michel Magne, Fantomas 
1984
Edward Carrere, Dial M for Murder 
1985
Wiktor Grotowicz, Ashes and Diamonds 
1985
György Bán, Kertes házak utcája 
1985
Putte Frølich, Soldaterkammerater på sjov 
1986
V. C. Andrews, American author (b. 1923) 
1986
Virginia C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic 
1986
Kira Peplowska, Faust 
1987
Valsø Holm, Den forsvundne fuldmægtig 
1987
Robert Adler, Journey to the Center of the Earth 
1987
Joan Remmelts, Dexter the Dragon & Bumble the Bear 
1987
Jorma Ikävalko, Rovaniemen markkinoilla 
1988
Hilja Valtonen, Substitute Wife 
1988
Julia Drapal, Alte Freunde 
1988
Dick Cogan, Unknown World 
1988
Zhong-Shu Qian, Episode #1.1 
1988
Kurt Grigoleit, Fabrik der Offiziere 
1989
Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist/author, dies at 87 
1989
Preben Mahrt, I, a Woman 
1989
Audrey Christie, Splendor in the Grass 
1989
Georges Rouquier, Farrebique ou Les quatre saisons 
1989
Max Doria, Hunter Will Get You 
1989
George Callahan, The Shanghai Cobra 
1989
H. Rettenbacher, Mini-Killers 
1989
Henry Theel, Tango concerto 
1989
Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm 
1990
Basil Henson, actor (Change Partners), dies of stroke at 71 
1990
Basil Henson, Darling 
1990
Rubem Braga, Vinicius 
1990
Vesela Hadzhipetrova, Nona 
1990
Lou-Scha-Enya, Whoopee! 
1991
Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81 
1991
Paul Maxwell, actor (City of Fear, Freedom to Die), dies at 70 
1991
Joe Cole, American rock music roadie (b. 1961) 
1991
Scott Hale, Charley Varrick 
1991
Ernest K. Gann, The High and the Mighty 
1991
Paul Maxwell, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 
1991
Joe Cole, The Book of Manson 
1991
Hale Rood, Be Our Guest 
1992
William H. McDonald, The Postman Always Rings Twice 
1992
Louis Ducreux, A Sunday in the Country 
1992
Gianni Brera, Il corpo della ragassa 
1992
Johannes Schauer, A berlini lány 
1993
Anthonius AM "Ton" Kors, writer (Time of Anton de Lange), dies at 47 
1993
Antoon Veerman, Dutch ARP asst sect of Education (1973-75), dies at 77 
1993
Michael Clarke, drummer (Byrds), dies of liver failure at 49 
1993
Alicja Stern, Pani minister tanczy 
1993
Yevgeni Andrikanis, Skanderbeg 
1993
Tamás Somló, The Red and the White 
1993
Ismo Saario, Sensuela 
1993
Inez James, Pillow Talk 
1993
Wallace F. Bennett, Episode dated 19 May 1952 
1993
Keinosuke Uekusa, Drunken Angel 
1993
Mike Clarke, Festival Express 
1994
Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39 
1994
Maria Meissner, My Friend the Millionaire 
1994
Olaf Nordgreen, Billet mrk. 
1994
Klaus Fischer-Dieskau, Bahnwärter Thiel 
1995
Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados, dies at 79 
1995
Harold Watkinson, politician/businessman, dies at 85 
1995
Janet Wilder, stuntwoman, dies at 29 
1995
Janet Wilder, Nine Months 
1995
William T. Southard, The Frogmen 
1995
Henri Virlojeux, The 400 Blows 
1995
Joseph Vogel, Incident at the Buffalo Smokehouse 
1995
Billy Marsh, Eric & Ernie Live 
1995
Linda Hayes, Conspiracy 
1995
Edgar Ferreira, O Santo Milagroso 
1995
Jack Hively, The Saint's Double Trouble 
1995
Elisabeth Leustig, Dances with Wolves 
1996
Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72 
1996
Ronald Howard, actor (Hunting Party, Koroshi), dies at 78 
1996
Yuli Borisovich Khariton, scientist, dies at 82 
1996
Lasse Holmqvist, Tre kast 
1996
Marcello Mastroianni, 8½ 
1996
Yuriy Erzinkyan, Khatabala 
1996
John Good, Letter from an Unknown Woman 
1996
Jadwiga Domanska, Wielka droga 
1996
Betsy Lee, The Night Bird 
1996
Ronald Howard, The Browning Version 
1996
Lars-Erik Liedholm, Femte delen 
1996
David Lander, The Twelve Chairs 
1996
Paula Klaw, Bettie Page Reveals All 
1997
Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician, dies at 73 
1997
David Norman Schramm, physicist, dies at 52 
1997
Masaru Ibuka, co-founder (Sony Corp), dies at 89 
1997
Mel Ryan, The Hoffman Hayride 
1997
Michael Alldredge, Scarface 
1997
Saga Sjöberg, Beneath the Surface 
1997
David Bradley, Julius Caesar 
1998
Antonio Ordóñez, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1932) 
1998
Mel Fisher, American treasure hunter (b. 1922) 
1998
Mel Fisher, The Incredible Petrified World 
1998
Zaki Gordon, Waiting for Mo 
1998
Antonio Ordóñez, La becerrada 
1999
Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (b. 1914) 
1999
John Harrison Quinn, Sister Island 
1999
Robert Dougall, Episode dated 5 September 1976 
1999
Cyprian R. Dube, Jaws: The Revenge 
1999
Desmond Llewelyn, GoldenEye 
1999
Robert Cornell, Young America 
2000
Rob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958) 
2000
Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910) 
2000
John Lindsay, American politician (b. 1921) 
2000
Pops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915) 
2000
Roebuck 'Pops' Staples, The Help 
2000
Carlos Cano, Gala FAO 2000 
2000
John V. Lindsay, Celebrity Roast: Carroll O'Connor 
2000
Milt Hinton, Catch Me If You Can 
2000
Michel Dens, Revenez plaisirs exilés! (Alceste) 
2000
Ludovít Króner, Smutecní slavnost 
2000
Antal Végh, Állványokon 
2000
Stanley Simmonds, Zelig 
2000
Taren Avidor, Principal Don 
2000
Lianella Carell, Bicycle Thieves 
2000
Robert Buck, Cheaper by the Dozen 
2001
Marcel Mule, French saxophonist. (b. 1901) 
2001
Jeffrey Alan Chandler, La Bamba 
2001
Arkie Whiteley, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 
2002
Arthur Rowley, English footballer. (b. 1926) 
2002
Marilyn McArthurs, The Black 6 
2002
Lee Halpern, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 
2002
Kote Makharadze, Obratniy effekt 
2002
Leonard Bishop, Seven in Darkness 
2002
Barbara Lott, The Pillow Book 
2002
Tony Barr, Murder in the First 
2002
Brendan Moran, Here Comes the Judge 
2002
Roger Webb, Boogie Nights 
2002
Grant McLean, The People Between 
2002
Hrant Matevosyan, We and Our Mountains 
2003
Peter Carter-Ruck, English lawyer (b. 1914) 
2003
Hope Lange, American actress (b. 1933) 
2003
Les Tremayne, English-born American actor (b. 1913) 
2003
Hope Lange, Blue Velvet 
2003
Maynie Sirén, Skämtåsido 
2003
Juan José Moreno Cuenca, Yo, 'El Vaquilla' 
2003
Les Tremayne, North by Northwest 
2003
Don Michaelson, Space Cowboys 
2004
Herbert C. Brown, English-born American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912) 
2004
Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano (b. 1922) 
2004
Hédi Zsolnai, Két fiú ült egy padon 
2004
Richard Best, The Dam Busters 
2004
Andrée Tainsy, Under the Sand 
2004
Horst Raspe, Céleste 
2004
Stefan Savov, Barierata 
2004
Renata Tebaldi, Moonstruck 
2005
Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; b. 1933) 
2005
Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (b. 1927) 
2005
Vincent Gigante, The Boys 
2005
William Leslie, Queen Bee 
2005
Fritz Ernst Fechner, Parole Freies Deutschland 
2005
Marjorie Kellogg, Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon 
2005
Don McKillop, An American Werewolf in London 
2005
Phyllis Gretzky, Wayne Gretzky: Above and Beyond 
2005
William Bryan Jennings, Manos: The Hands of Fate 
2005
Hyman Engelberg, Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days 
2005
Yû Fujiki, The Hidden Fortress 
2005
Ian Black, The Journey of Natty Gann 
2006
Laurent Bonelli, Le set 
2006
Evelyn Case, Projection Room 
2006
Danuta Rinn, Hipoteza 
2006
George Latshaw, Quillow and the Giant 
2006
Maj-Britt Nilsson, Summer Interlude 
2006
Kimberly Ross, Pumpkinhead 
2006
Joe Finan, Jamboree! 
2007
James Costigan, Eleanor and Franklin 
2007
Wallace Benepe, The American Hobo 
2007
Dwain Luce, Pride of Our Nation: June 1944 - August 1944 
2007
Gerry Fiddleman, Hawkeye's Night Stories 
2007
Frank Capra Jr., Battle for the Planet of the Apes 
2007
Bobby Pirron, Shirts Up Knickers Down 
2007
Jirí Sternwald, Transport z raje 
2007
Willy Sommerfeld, The Sounds of Silents - Der Stummfilmpianist 
2007
John Garraty, The Congress 
2008
James Bevel, 1960s Civil rights movement leader (b. 1936) 
2008
Kenny Cox, American jazz musician (b. 1940) 
2008
Dock Ellis, American baseball pitcher (b. 1945) 
2008
Carol Chomsky, American linguist and education specialist (b. 1930) 
2008
Matt Kofler, New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills 
2008
Ralph M. Leo, Star Wars 
2008
Randall Godwin, 61* 
2008
Page Cavanaugh, Frankenstein's Daughter 
2008
Nancy Wanderley, Rosa Baiana 
2008
Slobodan Zizovic, Sunce na pocinku 
2008
Tana Schanzara, Football Rules Ok 
2008
James Bevel, 4 Little Girls 
2008
Klaus Dudenhöfer, The Captain from Köpenick 
2008
Dock Ellis, Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No 
2008
Greg Suddeth, Oblivion 
2008
Carol Chomsky, Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause 
2008
Dean Axene, Episode dated 17 April 1955 
2009
Hossein-Ali Montazeri, Iranian dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah (b. 1922) 
2009
Kim Peek, American prodigious savant and inspiration for the 1988 film Rain Man (b. 1951) 
2009
Edith Diaz, Sister Act 
2009
Leigh Gilmore, Hotel Ground Zero 
2009
Lucy Wisdom, Episode #1.15 
2009
Jerzy Korcz, Karczma na bagnach 
2009
Donald Pickering, A Bridge Too Far 
2009
Kim Peek, Rain Man 
2009
Bob Risher, The Redemption 
2009
Aljoscha Zimmermann, The Golem 
2009
Loren Singer, The Parallax View 
2009
Zeki Ökten, The King of the Street Cleaners 
2009
Albert Ràfols Casamada, Només 
2010
Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932) 
2010
Anthony Howard, English Journalist (b. 1934) 
2010
Robert Serwatka, Mare Tranquilitatis 
2010
Helen Scheirbeck, The Code Talkers: A Secret Code of Honor 
2010
Hans Bendrik, Gladiatorerna 
2010
Rodica Tapalaga, Antinevralgicul 
2010
Anthony Howard, R.A. Butler 
2010
Chris J. Condon, Evil Spawn 
2010
Tom Palmer, One Angry Dwarf 
2010
Lupe Gigliotti, Blame It on Rio 
2010
Violet Adamson, POV Jugg Fuckers 
2011
Cyrille Chardon, Le pont Alexandre III 
2011
Horst-Eberhard Richter, Lost Sons 
2011
Horst Richter, Liberation Day 
2011
Erwin Wirschaz, Drei Tage bis Mitternacht 
2011
John Johns, Gran Torino 
2012
Robert Bork, American legal scholar/jurist, dies from heart disease at 85 
2012
Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli military leader, dies from cancer at 68 
2012
Larry Morris, American NFL player, dies at 79 
2012
Bud Alper, Blade Runner 
2012
Peter Struck, Zehn Jahre 11. September - War es richtig, in den Krieg zu ziehen? 
2012
Diane Lensink, De Anna 
2012
Paul Crauchet, The Army of Shadows 
2012
Keiji Nakazawa, Barefoot Gen 
2012
Douglas Leiterman, Millennium 
2012
Robert Bork, William F. Buckley: Right from the Start 
2013
Pedro Mago Septien, Una calle entre tú y yo 
2013
Winton Dean, Entertaining the Troops 
2013
Marty Hornstein, Star Trek: First Contact 
2013
Ruzica Sokic, When I Am Dead and Gone 
2013
Al Goldstein, Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy 
2013
Nae Lazarescu, O seara la Revista 
2013
Haroldo Marinho Barbosa, Baixo Gávea 
2013
Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story 
2013
Herb Geller, The Wild One 
2014
S.S. Balan, Sanjog 
2014
Max Leth, Familie variete 
2014
Roberta Leigh, Twizzle and Footso 
2014
István Magasházi, A cantervillei kisértet 
2014
Maurine Duvalier, Island Women 
2014
Ulrike Kaufmann, Jesus von Ottakring 
2014
Lisa Negri, Eros 
2014
Robert D. San Souci, Mulan 
2014
Anthony Hedley, The Challenge of Infectious Diseases 
2014
Arthur Gardner, The Scalphunters 
2014
Igor Radionov,  
2015
Jimmy Hill, former footballer and broadcaster, dies aged 87 
2015
Montreal Canadiens great Dickie Moore dead at 84 
2015
Kurt Masur, who led New York Philharmonic, dies at 88 
2016
Hollywood icon Zsa Zsa Gabor dies aged 99 
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