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1937Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State and Nobel laureate, dies at 80

1940F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44

December 21st Deaths
Date Event
72
Thomas the Apostle 
918
Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies 
1295
Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) 
1308
Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies at 64 
1375
Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies 
1504
Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442) 
1549
Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492) 
1549
Marguerite de Navarre, The Secrets of Love: Three Rakish Tales 
1579
Vicente Masip, Spanish painter 
1597
Petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76 
1674
Rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66 
1734
Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54 
1736
Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45 
1755
Caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47 
1801
József Gvadányi, A peleskei nótárius 
1807
John Newton, English cleric and hymnist (b. 1725) 
1807
John Newton, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 
1820
Charles-Francois Dumonchau, composer, dies at 45 
1824
James Parkinson, English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (b. 1755) 
1859
Nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist, dies at 66 
1864
William Henry Fry, composer, dies at 51 
1873
Francis Garnier, French explorer (b. 1839) 
1889
Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham, dies at 61 
1889
Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist (b. 1809) 
1890
Niels Vilhelm Gade, Danish composer, dies at 73 
1890
Johanne Louise Heiberg, En søndag på Amager 
1900
Roger Wolcott, American political figure, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1847) 
1900
Roger Wolcott, Admiral Dewey at State House, Boston 
1906
Adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 58 
1907
Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (public baths), dies at 58 
1914
A O Jones, cricketer (12 Tests for England 1899-1909), dies 
1918
Hobey Baker,  
1920
Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death 
1921
P B S Pinchback, major Reconstruction politician, dies at 84 
1922
Leo Leipziger, Die Ballhaus-Anna 
1925
Lottie Lyell, The Sentimental Bloke 
1925
Georg Kundert, Wien im Krieg 
1925
Melli Beese,  
1926
Arthur Mackley, The Deputy's Chance That Won 
1927
Jack Saunders, cricketer (79 wickets-14 Tests for Aust 1902-08), dies 
1927
Axel Ringvall, Life in the Country 
1928
Harry Butt, cricketer (England wicket-keeper v South Africa 1895-96), dies 
1928
Luigi Cadorna, Italian fieldmarshal (WW I, Caporetto), dies at 78 
1933
Knud J V Rasmussen, Danish Pole explorer (Thule), dies at 54 
1933
Tod Sloan, Determination 
1933
Knud Rasmussen, The Wedding of Palo 
1935
Kurt Tucholsky, Ger journalist/writer (Panter, Tiger & Co), dies at 45 
1935
Kurt Tucholsky, Gripsholm 
1936
Iris Stuart, Wedding Bill$ 
1937
Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State and Nobel laureate, dies at 80 
1937
Walter Downing, Two-Fisted Sheriff 
1937
Frank B. Kellogg,  
1937
Pierre Collings, Animal Crackers 
1937
Ted Healy, San Francisco 
1938
James Milton Black, Runaway Jury 
1939
Margaret Shelby, Billie 
1940
F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44 
1940
Hal Kemp, Small Time Crooks 
1940
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 
1940
Lucille Mulhall, The Cherokee Strip 
1940
Mary Cecil, The Women 
1940
Jack O'Hara, The Fifty-Fifty Girl 
1941
David Howard, The Lost Jungle 
1942
Leendert Round, sculptor (Giraffen, Blijdorp), dies at 63 
1942
Nellie Slattery, The Little Grey Mouse 
1942
Tony Kornman, The Ridin' Streak 
1944
Nathaniel Lief, Start Cheering 
1945
George S Patton, US General (Sicily/Normandy), dies of congestive heart failure at 60 
1945
George S. Patton, Nazi Concentration Camps 
1946
George Clarke, Here's George 
1947
Mark Hellinger, The Roaring Twenties 
1948
Seishiro Itagaki, Japanese General/min of War, hanged 
1949
Ralph Spence, The Flying Deuces 
1950
Carlo Alberto Salustri, L'ultimo dei Cognac 
1951
Frances Guihan, A Million for Love 
1951
Ursula Abel, Aus erster Ehe 
1952
Georg Vogelsang, The Punch Bowl 
1954
Vladimir Legoshin, U nikh est Rodina 
1955
Dorothy Bernard, actress (Margaret-Life With Father), dies at 65 
1955
Edward Fertner, Zemsta 
1955
Milan Marjanovic, Martin u nebo, Martin iz neba 
1955
Gladys Ripley, The Great Mr. Handel 
1955
Otis Garth, Mister Scoutmaster 
1956
Lewis M Terman, psychologist (Genetic studies of genius), dies at 79 
1957
Eric Coates, composer, dies at 71 
1957
Eric Coates, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 
1957
Fred Walker, Those Who Dare 
1957
Fred T. Walker, Ghost Town Renegades 
1957
Helena Buczynska, Stalowe serca 
1958
H[arry] B[yron] Warner, actor (10 Commandments, New Moon), dies at 83 
1958
Lion Feuchtwanger, philosopher/writer (Der falsche Nero), dies at 74 
1958
H.B. Warner, It's a Wonderful Life 
1958
Lion Feuchtwanger, Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis 
1959
Rosanjin, Japanese calligrapher, restaurateur and ceramicist (b. 1883) 
1959
Edward Gross, Make a Wish 
1960
Robert Klein, Married in Haste 
1961
M.F. Murphy, Night Life of the Gods 
1961
Kenneth Hunter, The Adventures of Robin Hood 
1962
May Hall, Battling Jane 
1962
Albert Duvaleix, La Poison 
1963
Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies 
1963
Jack Hobbs,  
1963
Harry Sharrock, Escapade 
1963
William Telaak, The Phantom Planet 
1963
Ernest Smith, Navajo 
1964
Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (b. 1880) 
1965
Claude Adonai Champagne, composer, dies at 74 
1967
Louis Washkansky, 18 days after 1st heart transplant, dies at 55 
1967
Stuart Erwin, actor (Trouble With Father), dies of heart attack at 64 
1972
Horace Mann Bond, president of Lincoln University (Pa), dies at 70 
1974
Richard Long, actor (Nanny & Professor), dies at 47 
1974
James Henry Govier, British artist (b. 1910) 
1975
William Lundigan, announcer (CBS Mystery Theater), dies at 61 
1975
Stefan Dekierowski, Tajemnice Nalewek 
1976
Edward Bartlett, cricketer (WI Test batsman in 5 Tests 1928-31), dies 
1976
Harry Wolff, Betty Fools Dear Old Dad 
1977
Elsa Ebbesen, Winter Light 
1978
Margaret Carl, Das Mißverständnis 
1979
Bill Anderson, cricketer (Test for NZ 1946, scored five & one), dies 
1979
Gottfried Madjera, Der Fackelträger 
1979
Fairfax Nisbet, Kiss the Maiden All Forlorn 
1979
Michl Lang, Onkel Filser - Allerneueste Lausbubengeschichten 
1980
Marc Connelly, playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90 
1980
Nelson Rodrigues, The Golden Mouth 
1980
Mieczyslaw Vogt, Dwie brygady 
1980
Marc Connelly, Captains Courageous 
1980
Stanislaw Jaskiewicz, The Dancing Hawk 
1980
Bob Iller, Natürlich die Autofahrer 
1980
Robert Webber, All This Is Ended 
1981
Allan Dwan, Canadian-born American director and screenwriter (b. 1885) 
1981
Seweryn Butrym, Wiem kim jestes 
1981
Carlos León, Su excelencia 
1981
Walter Rankin, Night of Terror 
1981
Angela Scellars, Creature from the Haunted Sea 
1982
Gladys Henson, The Prince and the Showgirl 
1982
Betty Beckers, The Things of Life 
1982
Jackie McKane, Deafenwolf 
1983
Rod Cameron, actor (Santa Fe Passage, Stampede), dies at 73 
1983
Paul de Man, Belgian-born literary critic (b. 1919) 
1983
Rod Cameron, Winnetou and Old Firehand 
1984
Judith Raskin, Labyrinth 
1984
Jerry Fletcher, Free, Blonde and 21 
1985
Lillevi Bergman, Just Once More 
1985
Qristepore Lebanidze, Kvevri 
1985
Manny Vezie, Wake Up the Echoes: The History of Notre Dame Football 
1985
Kamatari Fujiwara, Seven Samurai 
1985
Wilhelm Gröhl, Kretschinskis Hochzeit 
1986
Peggy Zardo, Teacher's Beau 
1986
Bill Simpson, It's All in the Mind 
1986
Hans Baur, Eine Puppe für Klein-Helga 
1986
Abe Siegel, Around the World in Eighty Days 
1987
Robert Paige, actor (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong), dies 
1987
John Spence, founding No Doubt member (b. 1969) 
1987
Warren McCollum, Reefer Madness 
1987
Ted Fish, The Sand Pebbles 
1987
Jacques Sigurd, Air of Paris 
1987
Ralph Nelson, Lilies of the Field 
1987
Fred R. Feitshans Jr., Dillinger 
1987
Simmy Bow, Rocky 
1987
Robert Paige, Son of Dracula 
1988
Bob Steele, [Robert Bradbury], dies after short illness at 60 
1988
Nicholas Tinbergen, Dutch/British biologist, dies at 81 
1988
Bob Steele, The Big Sleep 
1988
Venus Xtravaganza, Paris Is Burning 
1988
Ursula Deinert, Mordsache Holm 
1988
Noreen Gammill, A Matter of Life and Breath 
1988
Matthew Freeman, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 
1988
Bohdan Czeszko, A Generation 
1989
Jan Cikker, composer, dies at 78 
1989
Ján Cikker, Vlcie diery 
1989
Inma de Santis, Devil's Exorcist 
1989
Barin Kumar, Shocker 
1989
Kauko Hynninen, Kaikki minun poikiani 
1989
Esther Brodelet, Young as You Feel 
1989
Elsie Griffin, The Mikado 
1990
Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aeronautical engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; b. 1910) 
1990
Alice Jorgens, Caught with the Goods 
1990
Clarence Johnson, SR-71 Blackbird: The Secret Vigil 
1990
Svyatoslav Astafyev, Nashestvie 
1990
LeRoi Antoine, City Beneath the Sea 
1991
Maja Gadelius, Svensson ordnar allt! 
1991
Waldemar Kazanecki, Noce i dnie 
1991
Colin Douglas, Horror of Fang Rock: Part One 
1991
Hannes Häyrinen, Radio tekee murron 
1991
Pick Temple, Honest Abe 
1991
Leo Pentti, Gas, Inspector Palmu! 
1991
Rusty Lee, Raising Arizona 
1991
Sheldon Mayer, Video Comics 
1992
Albert King, US blues singer/guitarist (Crosscut Saw), dies at 71 
1992
Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian/US violist (Beethoven, Bach), dies at 87 
1992
Stella Adler, US actress (Love on Toast), dies at 90 
1992
Sybil Andrews, English/Canada painter, dies at 94 
1992
Walter Fitz, Löwengrube 
1992
Nathan Milstein, The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 
1992
Albert King, Star Trek Into Darkness 
1992
Stella Adler, Shadow of the Thin Man 
1992
Don Cox, Seed 
1993
Philip Christison, British general (Rangoon), dies at 100 
1993
Emil Saarinen, Episode dated 28 November 1967 
1993
Ivan Kozlovsky, Ivan Semenovich Kozlovskiy 
1993
Eleanor Cody Gould, Husbands 
1993
Guy des Cars, Bajo un mismo rostro 
1994
Dean Rusk, US Sect of State, dies at 85 
1994
Shauna McDonald Brown, British TV producer, dies at 37 
1994
Mabel Poulton, Palais de danse 
1994
Eugene J. Zukor, Mystery Sea Raider 
1994
Rozzell Sykes, Renewal 
1994
Jeff Tornberg, Bad 
1994
Koreya Senda, Tora! Tora! Tora! 
1995
Robert Francis Vere Heuston, professor of law, dies at 72 
1995
Trenchard Cox, museum director, dies at 90 
1995
Hugh K. Gagnier, The Hostage 
1995
Barbara Scott, Van de Velde: Das Leben zu zweit - Sexualität in der Ehe 
1995
Charlie Tumahai, Once Were Warriors 
1996
Margaret E Rey, author of children's books, dies at 90 
1996
Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant, patron of the arts, dies at 96 
1996
Margret Rey, Curious George 
1996
Christine Brückner, Der Mann mit den Heringen 
1997
Bruce Woodcock, boxer, dies at 76 
1997
Juzo Itami, film director/actor (Lord Jim, Yuuguremade), dies at 64 
1997
Michael Lyne, air-marshal, dies at 78 
1997
Jan Wilkowski, Medvezhonok Rimtsimtsi 
1997
Roger Barkley, The Billion Dollar Hobo 
1997
Jerry Masucci, Vigilante 
1997
Sacco van der Made, De zaak Brument/De zaak Luneau 
1997
Johnny Coles, Charles Mingus Sextet 
1998
Roger Avon, Durham actor (b. 1914) 
1998
Karl Denver, Scottish singer (b 1931) 
1998
Ernst Gunther Schenck, German doctor who joined the Sturmabteilung in 1933 {b. 1904) 
1998
Robert James Kern, Night Shift 
1998
Roger Avon, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. 
1998
Stanislaw Sapinski, Dzieci z naszej szkoly 
1998
Karl Denver, Episode #2.1 
1998
Adelaide Hawley Cumming, Television Fashions 
1999
Rikiya Iwaki, Chihô kisha Tachibana Yôsuke 5: Yonezawa Zaô tsûshin kyoku 
1999
Bernard Smith, How the West Was Won 
1999
Bill Edwards, Hail the Conquering Hero 
1999
Stefan Petrov, Za Rodinata 
1999
Walter Marti, Selbstzerstörung des Walter Matthias Diggelmann 
1999
John Arnatt, Whistle Down the Wind 
1999
Frank Onaitis, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 
1999
Frank Stanley, Magnum Force 
2000
John Lee, The Castle 
2000
Tom Yohe, Drawing Power 
2000
Florynce Kennedy, Born in Flames 
2000
Dulce Mann, Hot T-Shirts 
2000
Adrian Henri, Yesterday's Girl 
2001
Dick Schaap, American sports journalist (b. 1934) 
2001
Dick Schaap, Great Sports Dynasties of the Century 
2001
Olga Zabotkina, Cheryomushki 
2001
Kevin Manser, The Year My Voice Broke 
2001
Jacques Mauclair, Same Old Song 
2001
Peter Kriendler, Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America 
2002
Chester Beachell, Around Is Around 
2002
Duke Callaghan, Conan the Barbarian 
2002
José Hierro, Zobel - Un tema 
2003
Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Spanish playboy and businessman (b. 1924) 
2003
Yan Frid, The Dog in the Manger 
2003
Prinz Alfonso von und zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Episode #1.1 
2003
Oleg Troyanovski, Cold War: The Strangelove Factor 
2003
Ron Frazier, Presumed Innocent 
2003
Mary van den Berg, 't was een april 
2003
Dorothy Burr, Temptation 
2003
Charles Shannon II, Episode dated 13 October 1997 
2004
Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist (b. 1925) 
2004
Richard Hamilton, Men in Black 
2004
Tadeusz Ryszka, How to Gain Money, Women and Fame? 
2004
Virginia McNaughton, Richard Himber & His Orchestra 
2004
Ossi Räikkä, Ja viina vie 
2004
Ton Schippers, The Dress 
2004
Lennart Bernadotte, Klart. Tåg ut! 
2004
Ib Mossin, The Son from Vingaarden 
2005
Elrod Hendricks, American baseball player and coach (b. 1940) 
2005
Horace E. Crouch, History Undercover: One Hour Over Tokyo 
2005
Ellie Hendricks,  
2005
Elrod Hendricks, 100 Years of the World Series 
2005
Carolyn Parker, Deceitfully Funny 
2005
Anton Karastoyanov, Momcheto si otiva 
2005
Myron Healey, The Incredible Melting Man 
2005
Ryszard Sielicki, Yokmok 
2006
Scobie Breasley, Australian jockey (b. 1914) 
2006
Saparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan (b. 1940) 
2006
Charles Hodgson, The World of George Orwell: Keep the Aspidistra Flying 
2006
Peter Spelson, The Psychotronic Man 
2006
Sidney Wooderson,  
2006
John Lamb, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 
2006
Pierre Louki, Jouez hautbois, résonnez musettes 
2006
Lois Hall, Gone in Sixty Seconds 
2006
Philippa Pearce, Tom's Midnight Garden 
2006
Saparmurat Niyazov, More Than They Deserve/The Eyes Have It/Turkmenbashi/Does the Nose Know?/Bering Strait 
2006
Charles Bolton, To Encourage the Others 
2006
Nelly Vágó, Hanussen 
2006
Ben Kapen, Theatre of the Absurd: Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author 
2007
Ken Hendricks, American businessman (b. 1941) 
2007
Werner Albring, Stalins deutsche Elite 
2007
Ted Valentine, Come Fly with Me 
2007
Beverly George, To the Limit 
2007
Jirí Pauer, Tam za lesem 
2007
Vera Galatíková, Valley of the Bees 
2007
Jeani Read, The Sechelt Queen 
2007
David G.B. Williams, Innocent Prey 
2007
Norton Nascimento, Agosto 
2008
Christopher Hibbert, Palaces of a Queen 
2008
Dale Wasserman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 
2008
Raluca Zamfirescu, The Moromete Family 
2009
Joan Brosnan Walsh, The Boxer 
2009
Harry Järv, Beyond Enemy Lines 
2009
Marianne Stone, Lolita 
2009
Érico Freitas, Mangue Bangue 
2009
Hannu Esko, Nurmoo 
2009
Jan Rosenthal, The Muppets Take Manhattan 
2009
Bjørg Engh, Det angår ikke oss 
2009
Nikolay Penkov, Tayna zapisnoy knizhki 
2010
Enzo Bearzot, Italian football player and manager (b. 1927) 
2010
Jack Griesenbeck, Trespasses 
2010
Marcia Lewis, Night Warning 
2010
Ernie Tripke, James Dean's Death 
2010
Lech Emfazy Stefanski, Camouflage 
2011
Gerhard Deutschmann, Gesetz ohne Gnade 
2011
Gerd Deutschmann, Kleine Semmeln 
2011
Pauli Virta, Olavi Virta 
2011
Umanosuke Ueda, Bakuretsu toshi 
2011
Jürgen Hentsch, The Deathmaker 
2011
John Chamberlain, Who Gets to Call It Art? 
2011
Ashton McComb, Recount 
2012
Daphne Oxenford, Gilbert & Sullivan: The Very Models 
2012
Jane Chung, When Harry Met Sally... 
2012
Annie France, Mon amour est près de toi 
2012
Lee Dorman, Musical Mutiny 
2012
Jarl Borssén, Pippi in the South Seas 
2013
Eli Beeding, American Air Force Captain and rocket test pilot, dies at 85 
2013
Yelena Chekan, Neudobnyy chelovek 
2013
David Coleman, A Question of Sport 
2013
Björn Json Lindh, The Hunters 
2013
Julian F. Myers, Coffy 
2013
Edgar M. Bronfman, Charlotte's Web 
2013
Michael Rodarte, Mercy Me 
2013
William Aldridge, Mio in the Land of Faraway 
2013
Bronzell Miller, Bringing Down the House 
2013
Inge Baaring, Ballad of Carl-Henning 
2013
John S.D. Eisenhower, Hold at All Costs: The Story of the Battle of Outpost Harry 
2013
Trigger Alpert, The Garry Moore Show 
2014
Udo Jürgens, Der Mann mit dem Fagott 
2014
Vasil Siskov, Bog da gi ubie spionite 
2014
Alan Williams, The Election Results 
2014
Michelle Tisseyre, Panique 
2014
Jane Bown, The Secret Life of Mary Poppins: A Culture Show Special 
2014
Walter De Buck, Paradijsvogels 
2014
Cal Bellini, Little Big Man 
2014
Billie Whitelaw, Hot Fuzz 
2014
Horacio Ferrer, Pichuco 
2014
Morteza Ahmadi, Bus 
2016
French acting great Michele Morgan dies, aged 96 
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