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1943Beatrix Potter, English children's writer and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit") dies aged 77

1988Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental activist and rubber tapper, assassinated at 44 by rancher Darcy Alves

December 22nd Deaths
Date Event
69
Aulus Vitellius, Roman Emperor for 8 months, executed by the troops of his successor Vespasian in Rome 
1100
Duke Bretislaus II of Bohemia 
1337
Daito Kokushi, leader of O-To-Kan Rinzai school in Japan, dies at 54 
1419
John XXIII, [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15), dies 
1440
Bluebeard, pirate, executed 
1550
Richard Plantagenet (Richard of Eastwell) possibly a son of Richard III 
1603
Mehmed III, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1566) Reigned 1595-1603. 
1646
Peter Mogila, Orthodox Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia (b. 1596) 
1660
André Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (b. 1612) 
1668
Stephen Day, 1st British colonial printer, dies 
1681
Richard Alleine, English Puritan clergyman (b. 1611) 
1708
Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (b. 1681) 
1721
Nathaniel Hawes, tortured & executed in England for robbery 
1723
Jacques Basnage, French/Dutch historian/vicar, dies at 70 
1738
Jean-Joseph Mouret, composer, dies at 56 
1738
Constantia Jones, British prostitute (executed) 
1745
Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer, dies at 66 
1767
John Newberry, English publisher, dies 
1788
Percivall Pott, English physician and surgeon (b. 1714) 
1797
Giovanni Marco Rutini, composer, dies at 74 
1806
William Vernon, American merchant (b. 1719) 
1815
Jose Maria Morelos, Mexican revolutionary priest executed by Spaniards 
1828
Rachel Jackson, wife of 7th US President Andrew Jackson, dies of heart failure 
1828
William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist (b. 1766) 
1832
Ishmail Spicer, composer, dies at 72 
1863
Michael Corcoran, Union brig-general, dies at 36 
1867
Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician (kinematics), dies at 79 
1870
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, La hora bruja 
1874
Johann Peter Pixis, composer, dies at 86 
1875
Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer, dies at 75 
1875
Zsigmond Kemény, Boldogtalan szerelmesek 
1880
George Eliot [Mary Anne Evans], Victorian novelist (Adam Bede), dies on 61st birthday 
1880
George Eliot, Middlemarch 
1893
Benedikt Randhartinger, composer, dies at 91 
1893
Johann Czerski, German chaplain, dies at 80 
1893
Aleksandre Kazbegi, Caucasian Love 
1899
Dwight L Moody, US evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement), dies 
1902
Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist, dies at 62 
1902
Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Libidomania 
1908
Marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44 
1911
Karl Hoschna, Everyone Says I Love You 
1911
Wright Lorimer, The Shepherd King 
1913
Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913), dies at 69 
1917
Francesca Saveria Cabrini, US saint/patron of immigrant, dies at 67 
1918
Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author/mayor/painter, dies at 83 
1923
Arthur H Bird, composer, dies at 67 
1923
Petar Dobrinovic, Tragedija nase dece 
1924
Mrs. Stuart Robson, Lured from Squash Center 
1925
Mary Thurman, Wife in Name Only 
1930
Charles Harris, Driving Miss Daisy 
1932
J.L. Roop, Tom Goes on His Vacation 
1932
Joseph Leeland Roop, The Lost World 
1933
William Dyer, The Martyr Sex 
1934
Wallace Thurman, Tomorrow's Children 
1935
Barney Hellum, Horsefeathers 
1937
Daito Kokushi, Zen founder of Daitokuji, dies in Kyoto at 55 
1939
Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues", US blues singer/composer, dies at 53 
1939
Ma Rainey, The Graduate 
1940
Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37 
1940
Nathanael West, The Day of the Locust 
1941
Leopoldo Mugnone, composer, dies at 83 
1941
Karel Hasler, Ballad-Singer 
1941
Fritz Lamprecht, Begravelsesherrerne 
1942
Franz Boas, German anthropologist (b. 1858) 
1943
Beatrix Potter, English children's writer and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit") dies aged 77 
1943
Beatrix Potter, Tales of Beatrix Potter 
1943
Percy Hemus, Reno 
1944
Antoine Mariotte, composer, dies on 69th birthday 
1944
Harry Langdon, US comic/director (Heart Trouble), dies at 60 
1944
Eddie James, The Little Organ Player of San Juan 
1944
Harry Langdon, The Flying Deuces 
1944
Eleni Papadaki, Stella Violanti 
1945
Otto Neurath, Austrian/British philosopher, dies at 63 
1945
Nelson Shawn, Episode #8.16 
1945
Arthur Chesney Train, Illusion 
1946
Francis Salabert, Beauty Prize 
1946
Edward A. Kull, Tarzan and the Green Goddess 
1947
Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (b. 1902) 
1947
A. Seymour Brown, Titanic 
1947
Meredith M. Nicholson, The House of a Thousand Candles 
1948
Donald Brian, The Man Without a Country 
1949
Samuil Stollerman, The Taras Family 
1950
Julius Weismann, composer, dies at 70 
1950
Walter Johannes Damrosch, composer, dies at 88 
1950
Walter Damrosch, Carnegie Hall 
1951
Powell Weaver, composer, dies at 61 
1952
Mir Jam, Love Isn't Always on Time 
1952
Vivia Ogden, Way Down East 
1954
Bill Wallace, Mexican Hayride 
1954
William Wallace, The Great Dictator 
1954
Kathleen Key, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ 
1955
Len Braund, cricketer (23 Tests for England 987 runs 47 wkts), dies 
1955
Vivian Meik, The Doll of Death 
1955
Rose Lichtenstein, Der Passagier in der Zwangsjacke 
1955
Wastl Witt, Der weißblaue Löwe 
1955
Mindret Lord, The Virgin Queen 
1956
Maurice Desfassiaux, At 3:25 
1957
Andrew Geer, The Sea Chase 
1957
Topi Kankainen, The Unknown Soldier 
1958
Fjodor W Gladkow, Russian author (Cement), dies at 75 
1958
Carlo Keil-Möller, Ett brott 
1958
Ross Saxon, The Milkman 
1959
Gilda Gray, actress (Piccadilly), dies of heart attack at 60 
1959
Gilda Gray, Piccadilly 
1960
Laura Dunin-Osmólska, Milosc przez ogien i krew 
1960
Arnulf Schröder, Der eingebildete Doktor 
1960
Julius Lébl, Provdám svou zenu 
1961
Dick Elliott, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 
1961
Yrjö Kianne, Kaksi kivaa kaveria 
1961
Johanne Fritz-Petersen, Gillekop 
1962
Gaston Séverin, Diary of a Country Priest 
1964
Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer, dies at 66 
1965
Al Ritz, actor (Gorilla, Hi Ya Chum), dies at 62 
1965
Richard Dimbleby, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1913) 
1965
Budd Buster, Zorro's Fighting Legion 
1966
Oliver Johnston, A King in New York 
1967
Lee Krieger, actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini), dies at 48 
1968
Louise Granville, entertainer, dies of influenza at 73 
1969
Donald Foster, actor (Herbert Johnson-Hazel), dies at 80 
1969
Ilse Steppat, actress (Invisible Terror), dies at 52 
1969
Josef von Sternberg, Austrian director (Shanghai Express), dies at 75 
1971
Godfried Jan Arnold Bomans, Dutch writer (Eric), dies at 58 
1971
Renee Evans, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 63 
1971
Renee Evans, 42nd Street 
1973
Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer, dies at 87 
1973
Irna Phillips, creator of 5 TV soap operas, dies at 72 
1974
Fosco Giachetti, entertainer, dies at 70 
1974
Lorraine Gauguin, entertainer, dies at 50 
1974
Richard Long, actor (Prof-Nanny & Professor), dies at 47 
1976
Slobodan Djuric, Izvinjavamo se, mnogo se izvinjavamo 
1977
Johann Nepomuk David, composer, dies at 82 
1977
Evgeniy Bondarenko, Krov lyudskaya: ne voditsa 
1977
Ernst Waldbrunn, Die Flucht 
1977
Frank Thieß, It Was a Gay Ballnight 
1978
Robert Maxwell, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 
1978
Rochus Gliese, Rübezahls Hochzeit 
1979
Darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77 
1980
Dick Kallman, actor (Hank Dearborn-Hank), murdered at 47 
1980
Lesser Samuels, Ace in the Hole 
1980
William Strong, Illicit 
1980
Willard Jones, The Magic Sword 
1980
Karl Dönitz, At vinde krigen 
1980
Miriam Battista, Così è la vita 
1980
Thomas Valentin, Die Unberatenen 
1980
Lenore Shanewise, Kick the Can 
1980
Ruth Yorke, The Hobby 
1980
Samuel Rheiner, On the Waterfront 
1983
Grace DeCarlton, The Window of Dreams 
1983
Bruno Hübner, Patriots 
1983
Howard Brennan, November 22nd and the Warren Report 
1983
Charles Lloyd Pack, Horror of Dracula 
1983
Marjorie Marshall, Beauty Contest 
1984
Edith Lindeman, Circle of Friends 
1984
Stan Jay, Birds and Bottom Drawers 
1985
D. Boon, American singer and guitarist (The Minutemen) (b. 1958) 
1985
Dante Magnani, Easy Living 
1985
Lawrence Hauben, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 
1985
Johan Walhain, De bloeiende perzik 
1985
D. Boon, Jackass: The Movie 
1986
Celius Dougherty, composer, dies at 84 
1986
Conny Odd, Beloved White Mouse 
1986
Harvey Stephens, Sergeant York 
1986
Art Lane, Wings 
1986
Arthur A. Lane, For Whom the Bell Tolls 
1986
Ivan Fichev, Borba za shtastie 
1986
Carlton Johnson, The Wiz 
1986
Yoshio Yoshida, Godzilla vs. Hedorah 
1987
Alice Terry, [Taaffe], actress (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), dies 
1987
Leonidas Zoras, composer, dies at 82 
1987
Henry Cotton, Fairway Champions 
1987
Cynthia Berger, The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case 
1987
Alice Terry, The Conquering Power 
1987
Gustav Fröhlich, Metropolis 
1987
Luca Prodan, Nazarena Vélez/Hilda Lizarazu/Claudia Puyó 
1987
Karel Houska, Who Wants to Kill Jessie? 
1987
Geoffrey Parsons, 127 Hours 
1987
Bobby Hogue, Game 3 
1988
Tucker Smith, singer/dancer (Cool-West Side Story), dies 
1988
Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental activist and rubber tapper, assassinated at 44 by rancher Darcy Alves 
1988
Iván Boldizsár, Before Midnight 
1988
Tucker Smith, West Side Story 
1988
Pedro F. Miret, Bloody Marlene 
1988
Charles J. Bigelow, Mr. Wong, Detective 
1988
Chico Mendes, Testify! Eco-Defense and the Politics of Violence 
1988
Fred Slark, The Ipcress File 
1989
Samuel Beckett, Irish/French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83 
1989
Massimo Serato, Don't Look Now 
1989
Ed Ware, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
1989
Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot 
1989
Sherman H. Dryer, Catalina Caper 
1989
Andrés do Barro, Road to Santiago 
1990
Cecil Effinger, composer, dies at 76 
1990
Helene Stanley, actress (Carnival Story, Roar of the Crowd), dies 
1990
Ward Hawkins, Founder's Day 
1990
Udo Werner, Talentprobe 
1991
Ernst Krenek, Austrian/US composer (Orpheus & Eurydike), dies at 91 
1991
Jack Otterson, Saboteur 
1991
Ernst Krenek, Everyman 
1991
Flora Geny, O Anjo Assassino 
1991
Morgan Upton, The Candidate 
1991
Orlando Zumpano, Rosaura a las 10 
1992
Frederick W Franz, CEO (Watch Tower), dies at 99 
1992
Harry Bluestone, X-Men: Days of Future Past 
1992
Peter Boesen, Sirup 
1992
Bolaji Badejo, Alien 
1992
Milo Sperber, The Spy Who Loved Me 
1992
William Janney, Coquette 
1992
Ted Willis, Flame in the Streets 
1992
Andrea Forzano, Ragazza che dorme 
1992
Jack M. Bohrer, Last Resort 
1992
Jack Bohrer, The Terror 
1993
Alexander Mackendrick, director (Whiskey Galore!), dies at 81 
1993
Don DeFore, actor (George Baxter-Hazel), dies of cardiac arrest at 76 
1993
Juan Alberto Soler, Summertime Killer 
1993
Don DeFore, It Happened on Fifth Avenue 
1993
Helene van Herck, Adieu Filippi 
1993
Marion Burns, The Dawn Rider 
1993
Alexander Mackendrick, The Man in the White Suit 
1993
Mario Amendola, Trinity: Gambling for High Stakes 
1993
Viktor Migulko, Klyuchi ot neba 
1993
Franz Josef Dahinden, The Legend of William Tell 
1993
Sylvia Bataille, A Day in the Country 
1994
John Zoller, The Producers 
1994
Nobuko Otowa, Onibaba 
1995
Butterfly McQueen, actress (Gone With the Wind), dies in a fire at 84 
1995
James Meade, English economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (b. 1907) 
1995
Stewart Bradley, The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife 
1995
Tom Pettit, The Huntley-Brinkley Report 
1995
Takuzô Kawatani, Empire of Passion 
1995
Klimenti Mints, By the Bluest of Seas 
1995
William Cottrell, Alice in Wonderland 
1995
Butterfly McQueen, Gone with the Wind 
1995
Pierre Cour, Pineapple Express 
1996
Hetta Empson, artist, dies at 81 
1996
Celso Guimarães, Asas do Brasil 
1996
Igor Oberberg, The Rest Is Silence 
1996
Miodrag Popovic, Roj 
1996
William de Marois, Bronco Smith 
1997
Dawn Steel, producer/pres (Col TriStar), dies of brain tumor at 51 
1997
Douglas Ranger, surgeon, dies at 81 
1997
Hugh Edward Conway Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford, dies at 67 
1997
John Pinkerton, compuer scientist, dies at 78 
1997
Johnny Coles, trumpeter, dies at 71 
1997
Juzo Itami, Japanese director, commits suicide at 64 
1997
Jeanne De Bard, The Very Idea 
1997
Herman 'Flea' Clifton, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 
1998
Michelle Thomas, American actress (b. 1969) 
1998
Donald Soper, Tribune 
1998
Mark Goode, Episode #2.34 
1998
Michelle Thomas, Hangin' with the Homeboys 
1998
Pierre Vallières, La liberté en colère 
1998
Aleksey Kutuzov, Zolotoy grammofon 2008 
1998
Virginia Graham, Another World 
1999
Per Aabel, Portrettet 
1999
Blota Júnior, Carnaval em Lá Maior 
1999
Frances Sawyer, Dancing Lady 
2000
Stuart Lancaster, Edward Scissorhands 
2001
Grzegorz Ciechowski, The Hexer 
2001
Jonas Frick, Strul 
2001
Jan Kott, Czarne zloto 
2001
Lance Loud, An American Family 
2001
Angèle Durand, Captain Bay-Bay 
2001
Mary Wynn, The Power Divine 
2001
Thomas Nord Riley, Put Your Feet in Our Hands 
2001
Lance Fuller, This Island Earth 
2001
Genia Nikolaieva, Schlagerpartie 
2001
John Ray Harrison, Rush 
2001
Jacques Mayol, The Big Blue 
2002
Desmond Hoyte, President of Guyana (b. 1929) 
2002
Corey Rand, Santa Barbara 
2002
Kenneth Tobey, The Thing from Another World 
2002
Joe Strummer, Black Hawk Down 
2002
Eugene Williams, Judgment Night 
2002
Susan Fleming, The Range Feud 
2002
Ratno Timoer, Dendam manusia harimau 
2002
Clay Tanner, The Outlaw Josey Wales 
2002
Walter Weidler, Dimples 
2003
Dave Dudley, American singer (b. 1928) 
2003
Patrick Crean, War and Peace 
2003
Hans Koller, Die Zivilisationsbringer 
2003
Nelly Fontán, Tangos Are for Two 
2003
Hans Koller, Schlachtvieh 
2003
Nico D'Alessandria, The Emperor of Rome 
2003
Riccardo Bertoni, Die Hard: With a Vengeance 
2003
Rose Hill, A Shot in the Dark 
2003
Dave Dudley, Dominick and Eugene 
2003
Wah Chang, The Time Machine 
2004
Doug Ault, American baseball player (b. 1950) 
2004
Paul Lopez, X2 
2004
Lucile Zinman, Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America 
2004
Hasse Funck, Kalle Stropp, Grodan Boll och deras vänner 
2004
Allan J. Moll, Wild in the Streets 
2005
George Fouche, Dead Poets Society 
2005
Aurora Miranda, The Three Caballeros 
2005
José Antonio Garcia, O Olho Mágico do Amor 
2005
Stephen Peet, George Pearson: Pioneer Film Maker 
2005
Wlodzimierz Tympalski, Trójkat bermudzki 
2005
Robert Wallstens, The Children of Alda Nuova 
2006
Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (b. 1960) 
2006
Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer (b. 1919) 
2006
Dennis Linde, American songwriter (b. 1943) 
2006
Michael Morrison, Tracie Lords 
2006
Wilma Dykeman, The Electric Valley 
2006
Galina Ustvolskaya, Devochka i krokodil 
2006
Phillip Pine, The Four of Us Are Dying 
2006
Aslaug Øye, Stavanger - St. Svithuns by 
2006
Alan Kaul, The China Syndrome 
2006
Ervin Lázár, The Porcelain Doll 
2007
Adrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (b. 1932) 
2007
Charles Court, Nickel Queen 
2007
Julien Gracq, Appointment in Bray 
2007
Xhanfise Keko, Beni ecën vetë 
2007
William Herrin, Daniel Boone: The Promised Land 
2007
János B. Nagy, Johann Strauss: A denevér 
2007
Ruth Wallis, A Dirty Shame 
2007
Joe Ames, The Ames Brothers Show 
2007
Mirko Bogataj, Sedmina - Pozdravi Marijo 
2008
Coy Bacon, New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins 
2008
Carl Jacobs, Student Bodies 
2008
Peter Steiner, Drei Lederhosen in St. Tropez 
2008
Kofi Ghanaba, Mary and Max 
2009
Albert Scanlon, English footballer (b. 1935) 
2009
Luis Francisco Cuéllar, Colombian politician (b. 1940) 
2009
Michael Currie, Halloween III: Season of the Witch 
2009
Piers Wardle, Fear of Furniture 
2009
Richard Bradley, The Crossing Guard 
2009
Milena Dvorská, Prazske noci 
2009
Bernard Droog, Character 
2009
James McCammond, Odd Man Out 
2009
Marie DeCicco, If These Walls Could Talk 
2010
Fred Foy, American radio and television announcer (b. 1921) 
2010
Fred Foy, The (New) $25,000 Pyramid 
2010
Nalini Jaywant, Kalapani 
2010
Alan Shallcross, Churchill and the Generals 
2010
Masayoshi Nogami, Kôfun!! 
2011
William Duell, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 
2011
Viktor Kosykh, Neulovimye mstiteli 
2011
James Ramseur,  
2011
Piotr Figiel, Przepraszam, czy tu bija? 
2011
James Price, The Gang Gets Whacked: Part 1 
2011
Vincent Gabriele, Tribu.com 
2012
Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter, dies at 88 
2012
Cliff Osmond, The Fortune Cookie 
2012
Roger Partin, Maintenance by Any Means 
2012
Emidio Greco, Una storia semplice 
2012
Mira Wanting, L'auberge espagnole 
2012
Ryan Freel, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds 
2012
Kveta Legátová, Zelary 
2012
Marva Whitney, The Night James Brown Saved Boston 
2013
Ed Herrmann, American baseball player, dies from prostate cancer at 67 
2013
Mikhail Rogov, ...I snova may! 
2013
Marco Zappia, Newhart 
2013
Bernard Michalski, Zaczarowany rower 
2013
Leonard Jackson, The Color Purple 
2013
Fred Rheinstein, Motorweek Illustrated 
2013
Angy Burri, Bodmers Reise 
2014
Brandon Stoddard, You Know My Name 
2014
António Montez, Amália 
2014
Joseph Sargent, Something the Lord Made 
2014
Joe Cocker, Iron Man 2 
2014
Günter Wolf, Eine schöne Bescherung 
2014
Christine Cavanaugh, Babe 
2014
Bengt Thörnhammar, A Lesson in Love 
2014
Vera Gebuhr, Gertrud 
2014
Heather Hicks, Last Ex to Brooklyn 
2014
Richard Graydon, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 
2014
Gerald Crossman, No Friendly Star 
2014
William Fishman, The Whitechapel Murders 
2016
Former Cabinet minister Lord Jenkin dies aged 90 
2016
Music Legend Leonard Cohen Dies Aged 82 
2016
Railway Children actress Deddie Davies dies aged 78 
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