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Notable Deaths on December 28th

2004Susan Sontag, American writer, dies from Myelodysplastic syndrome at 71

1734Rob Roy, Scottish folk hero and outlaw, dies at 63

December 28th Deaths
Date Event
300
Theonas, Patriarch of Alexandria 
1367
Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (b. 1330) 
1446
Clement VIII, (Sanchez Muñoz), Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies 
1503
Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1471) 
1542
Albert Pigge, [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52 
1622
Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint, dies at 55 
1663
Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618) 
1671
Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (b. 1611) 
1673
Joan Blaeu, Dutch cartographer/publisher (Atlas Major), dies at 77 
1694
Mary II, Queen of England, dies after 5 years of rule at 32 [NS=Jan 7] 
1703
Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1664) 
1706
Pierre Bayle, French theologist (History of Criticism), dies at 59 
1708
Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, French botanist (b. 1656) 
1715
William Carstares, Scottish minister (b. 1649) 
1734
Robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (b. 1671) 
1734
Rob Roy, Scottish folk hero and outlaw, dies at 63 
1772
Ernst J earl van/of Biron, Russian duke of Courland, dies at 82 
1775
Peter A van de Parra, gov-gen of (Neth Indies), dies at 61 
1779
Gennaro Manna, composer, dies at 64 
1793
Louis earl of Bylandt, Dutch admiral, dies at about 75 
1795
Eugenio Espejo, Ecuadorian scientist (b. 1747) 
1830
Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer, dies at 83 
1859
Thomas Babington Macaulay, English essayist/historian, dies 
1860
Cornelius Broere, Dutch RC clergyman/poet, dies at 57 
1862
Joaquim Casimiro Junior, composer, dies at 54 
1870
Alexey Fyodorovich L'vov, composer, dies at 72 
1870
Peter van Schendel, Dutch painter, dies at 64 
1872
James Van Ness, Mayor of San Francisco (1855-1856) (b. 1808) 
1878
Jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer, dies at 90 
1884
Gerben Colmjon, Frisian linguist/publisher, dies at 56 
1891
Alfred Cellier, composer, dies at 47 
1897
Rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (b. 1833) 
1900
Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto, Portuguese explorer (b. 1846) 
1903
George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies at 46 
1903
George Gissing, The Turning Point 
1915
Gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer/politician, dies at 78 
1916
Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81 
1917
Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian World War One flying ace (b. 1892) 
1918
George H White, last post Reconstruction congressman (Penn), dies 
1918
Olavo Bilac, Brazilian poet (b. 1865) 
1919
Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (b. 1854) 
1921
John Hare, A Pair of Spectacles 
1923
Frank Hayes, Fatty and Mabel Adrift 
1924
Léon Bakst, Russian artist (b. 1866) 
1925
Sergei Esenin, Yar 
1926
Ethel Ritchie, The Understudy 
1926
William A. Crinley, The Radio Detective 
1932
John Blackham, cricketer (35 Tests as Aust WK, caught 37), dies 
1932
Tom Wood, The Old Homestead 
1934
Lowell Sherman, Bachelor Apartment 
1935
Clarence Day, writer (Life with Father), dies 
1935
Clarence Day, Life with Father 
1936
Fred Walton, A Turkish Cigarette 
1937
Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62 
1937
Milford W. Howard, The Bishop of the Ozarks 
1937
Maurice Ravel, The Dark Knight Rises 
1938
Florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48 
1938
Florence Lawrence, Lady Helen's Escapade 
1940
Jack Stegall, The Devil on Horseback 
1942
Warren Gilbert, A Day's Pleasure 
1943
Steve Evans, American baseball player (b. 1885) 
1945
Theodore Dreiser, novelist (An American Tragedy), dies at 74 
1945
Theodore Dreiser, A Place in the Sun 
1946
Carrie Jacobs Bond, American composer (I Love You Truly), dies at 85 
1946
Carrie Jacobs Bond, The King's Speech 
1946
Brian Hooker, Cyrano de Bergerac 
1947
Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy (1900-46), dies at 78 
1947
King Victor Emmanuel III, S. M. il Re ed il Capo del Governo per la battaglia del grano 
1948
Mahmud Nokrashy Pasha, PM of Egypt (19..-48), assassinated 
1948
Mowbray Berkeley, Fires of Faith 
1949
Jack Lovelock, NZ/US surgeon/athlete (Olympic-gold-1936), dies at 39 
1949
W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse), dies at 60 
1949
Charley Brickley, The Hero of the Gridiron 
1949
Ivie Anderson, A Day at the Races 
1949
Hervey Allen, Anthony Adverse 
1949
Cleve F. Adams, The Fatal Witness 
1949
John Lovelock, Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations 
1950
William Garwood, The Evidence of the Film 
1950
Charles L. Johnson, Reds 
1951
Clifford Brooke, The Sea Hawk 
1952
Fletcher Henderson, American musician (b. 1897) 
1952
Dronning Alexandrine, Aankomst en verblijf in Brussel van de Deense vorsten 
1952
Frank Tresselt, Cavalcade 
1953
Gavin Young, The Mission of a Bullet 
1953
George Henninger, Episode #1.2 
1954
Jack Bechdolt, Little Boy with a Big Horn 
1956
Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic party-chairman, dies at 76 
1957
Hilda Vaughn, Dinner at Eight 
1957
Hermann Kner, Die verkaufte Braut 
1959
Ante Pavelić, leader of Nazi Germany puppet Independent State of Croatia (b. 1889) 
1959
Ante Pavelic,  
1960
Frantisek Kreuzmann, The Merry Wives 
1960
Otto Hunte, Metropolis 
1961
Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, 1st lady (1915-21), dies at 89 
1962
Kathleen Clifford, American actress (b. 1887) 
1963
Abbott Joseph Liebling, American journalist/writer, dies 
1963
Paul Hindemith, German composer (Composer's World), dies at 68 
1963
Alyce Canfield, Models Inc. 
1963
A.J. Liebling, Ring Around the Clock 
1963
Paul Hindemith, Nouvelle vague 
1963
Elsie Cort, The Law of the Border 
1967
Béla Schick, Hung/US children's physician (Scarlet Fever), dies at 90 
1967
Katharine McCormick, American women's rights activist (b. 1875) 
1968
Clarke Morgan, Episode #1.131 
1969
Henry Oscar, actor (Saint in London), dies at 78 
1970
L Mendel Rivers, (Rep-D-SC), dies at 65 
1971
Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner, composer, dies at 83 
1976
Freddie King, rocker, dies at 42 
1976
Katharine Byron, American politician (b. 1903) 
1977
Clay Lambert, The Out of Towners 
1978
Harry Winston, US jeweler for the "rich & famous", dies at 82 
1978
John Rathmell, Undersea Kingdom 
1978
Wladyslaw Nehrebecki, Bolek i Lolek 
1978
Gustav Zelibor, Die verhängnisvolle Faschingsnacht 
1979
Yuri Tolubeyev, Hamlet 
1980
Amir Elahi, cricketer, 1st Pakistani Test cricketer to die 
1980
Jersey calf, lived 222 days with an artificial heart 
1980
Sam Levene, ..And Justice for All 
1980
Charles Tannen, The Grapes of Wrath 
1981
Allan Dwan, Canadian-born film director (b. 1885) 
1981
Castro Carazo, Brother Can You Spare a Dime 
1981
Mollie King, The Mystery of the Double Cross 
1981
Allan Dwan, Sands of Iwo Jima 
1982
Frederick Douglass Hall, composer, dies at 84 
1982
Louise Stanley, The Oregon Trail 
1982
Chester Pate, The Ten Commandments 
1982
Shin Kishida, Shogun Assassin 
1983
Dennis Wilson, drummer/singer (Beach Boys), drowns at 39 
1983
William Demarest, actor (My 3 Sons), dies in Palm Springs at 91 
1983
Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (b. 1910) 
1983
William Demarest, Sullivan's Travels 
1983
Jimmy Demaret, Golfing with Demaret 
1983
Everett D. Klaumann, Around the World in Eighty Days 
1983
Mikhail Bolduman, Serebristaya pyl 
1984
Sam Peckinpah, director, dies of cardiac arrest at 59 
1984
Sam Peckinpah, The Wild Bunch 
1984
Konstantin Ershov, Viy 
1984
William Alley, The Westerner 
1985
Maudlee McDougall, Kiss Me, Stupid 
1985
Renato Castellani, Two Cents Worth of Hope 
1986
Andrei Tarkovsky, dies 
1986
Louis van Lint, Belgian painter, dies at 77 
1986
Takamaru Sasaki, Throne of Blood 
1986
Cecil Beard, The New 3 Stooges 
1986
John D. MacDonald, Cape Fear 
1986
Anatoli Chemodurov, Dream of a Cossack 
1986
Hans Baumgartner, Wir sterben vor 
1987
Charles Malik, Lebanon's 1st delegate to UN, dies at 81 
1987
Harry Buckwitz, Die Irre von Chaillot 
1987
Chester Bayhi, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 
1987
Yannick Andréi, La dame de Monsoreau 
1987
Patrick Bissell, American Ballet Theatre at the Met 
1988
Hal Ashby, academy-award winning director, dies of cancer at 59 
1988
István Szatmári, A közlekedésröl 
1988
Juha Nevalainen, The Unknown Soldier 
1988
Björn Kurtén, Maailma muuttuu 
1988
Charles Mercer, The Sins of Rachel Cade 
1988
Xenia Lundstedt, Den store Gevinst 
1989
Robert Wickler, dies 
1989
Hermann Oberth, German physicist (b. 1894) 
1989
Sándor Csutoros, American Torso 
1989
Rolandas Butkyavichus, Tadas Blinda 
1989
José Moratalla, David the Gnome 
1989
Brian Coburn, Fiddler on the Roof 
1989
Robert Winkler, Sullivan's Travels 
1989
Ricardo López Méndez, Elegy 
1990
Ed van der Elsken, Dutch photographer (Sweet Life), dies at 65 
1990
Kiel Martin, actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 46 
1990
Lucas Polhaupessy, Moluccan leader, dies 
1990
Gaia Romanini, Girl with a Suitcase 
1990
Kiel Martin, The Panic in Needle Park 
1990
Seiji Hisamatsu, House of Many Pleasures 
1990
Homero Dornellas, Brazil Symphony 
1990
Ron Beck, The Lion Was the First to Know 
1990
Ed Van Der Elsken, Bye 
1990
Warren Skaaren, Batman 
1991
Cassandra Harris, actress (For Your Eyes Only), dies of cancer at 39 
1991
Jacques Aubuchon, actor (Hoax, Thunder Road), dies of heart failure 
1991
Jacques Aubuchon, Thunder Road 
1991
Cassandra Harris, For Your Eyes Only 
1991
Enrique Herrera, Every Madman to His Specialty 
1992
Mort Greene, US songwriter (My Grandfather's Clock), dies at 80 
1992
Sal Maglie, Episode dated 5 September 1954 
1992
J. Noé de la Peña, Carmen (la de Triana) 
1992
Helene LeBerthon, Religious Racketeers 
1992
Elfie Mayerhofer, Wiener Melodien 
1992
Daniela Perez, Episode #1.1 
1992
Eugen Jegorov, Larks on a String 
1992
Cliff Ralke, Magnum Force 
1992
Leo Maguire, Back to Shaws 
1992
Mort Greene, Take My Granddaughter Please 
1992
Otto Lara Rezende, Garota de Ipanema 
1993
Howard Caine, dies 
1993
Joop Vervoort, Dutch soccer referee, dies at 61 
1993
William L Shirer, writer (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich), dies at 89 
1993
William Austin, The Bat 
1993
William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich 
1993
Ludwik Perski, Oczekiwanie 
1993
Hans Hansson, Bluff Stop 
1993
Raisa Pirozhenko, Song of the Forest 
1993
Howard Caine, Judgment at Nuremberg 
1993
Alfonso Balcázar, Colegialas lesbianas y el placer de pervertir 
1994
Julian Belfrage, theatre agent, dies at 60 
1994
Ermengeld Konovalov, Dymka 
1994
Joseph Holland, Seeing-Eye Surgeon 
1994
Julius Adler, Tevya 
1994
Julian Belfrage, A Man of No Importance 
1994
Peter Refn, Violer er blå 
1994
Mariano Medina, Episode dated 18 September 1980 
1994
Milton Rosen, Terror by Night 
1995
Harold Francis Collison, trade unionist, dies at 84 
1995
Tibor Gerbár, Legato 
1995
Dick Pickens, The Gong Show 
1995
Michel Michelet, Impact 
1996
Edward C. Carfagno, Ben-Hur 
1996
Zlatko Lavanic, When Father Was Away on Business 
1996
Don Nagel, Bride of the Monster 
1996
Milos Zavrel, Osení 
1997
George Fleming, cyclist, dies at 80 
1997
James Lees-Milne, architecural historian, dies at 89 
1997
Ronald Clive Williams, actor/comedian, dies at 68 
1997
Ronnie Williams, Twin Town 
1997
Erik Nielsen, Wally's Girl Trouble 
1997
Diana Rayworth, You Can't Live on Cake 
1997
Iris Marga, Miss Mary 
1997
Bill Anderson, Old Yeller 
1998
Bjørn Watt-Boolsen, Den kære familie 
1998
Edgar Oganesyan, Huso astgh 
1998
Art Riley, Mary Poppins 
1998
William Frankfather, Death Becomes Her 
1998
April Kent, The Incredible Shrinking Man 
1998
Werner Müller, The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse 
1999
Clayton Moore, American actor (b. 1914) 
1999
Franco Castellano, Il soldato di ventura 
1999
Lee R. Bobker, Isaac Stern: A Life - A Biography in Music 
1999
Harry Monty, The Lord of the Rings 
1999
Clayton Moore, The Lone Ranger 
1999
Vladimír Dvorák, Cosy Dens 
1999
Louis Féraud, Love Is My Profession 
1999
Leon Beck, MacArthur 
1999
Kitty de Hoyos, Adventure at the Center of the Earth 
1999
Chung Ping Geung, Mi yue jing hun 
2000
Teréz Bod, Angi Vera 
2000
William Jenner,  
2000
Danniebelle Hall, Family Reunion: A Gospel Music Celebration 
2001
Samuel A. Goldblith, American food scientist (b. 1919) 
2001
William X. Kienzle, American novelist (b. 1928) 
2001
Max Gulak, Your Turn, Darling 
2001
Djordje Milojevic, Vojvoda Zivojin Misic 
2001
Hovie Lister, Warren Roberts Presents 
2001
Frankie Gaye, Penitentiary 
2001
William X. Kienzle, The Rosary Murders 
2001
Bryan Drake, The Yeomen of the Guard 
2001
Jack Grossberg, Back to the Future 
2002
Koreyoshi Kurahara, Antarctica 
2002
Richard Horner, Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure 
2002
José Cibrián, Jesus of Nazareth 
2002
Åke Lindström, The Last Adventure 
2002
Conny Anebrant, Mannequin in Red 
2002
Hollis Irving, The Facts of Life 
2003
Benjamin Hacker, American admiral (b. 1935) 
2003
Frantisek Miroslav Doubrava, The Girl on the Broomstick 
2003
Lynn F. Reynolds, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 
2003
Aleksei Nikolayev, Akcionery 
2003
Manny Dworman, Comedian 
2003
Harold Gast, A Woman Called Golda 
2003
Helen Kleeb, Seven Days in May 
2004
Jerry Orbach, American actor (b. 1935) 
2004
Susan Sontag, American writer, dies from Myelodysplastic syndrome at 71 
2004
Michael Ahnemann, A Wing and a Prayer 
2004
Johnny Downes, Boom Boom! The Best of the Original Basil Brush Show 
2004
Walter Ng, Chinese Legacy 
2004
Jerry Orbach, Beauty and the Beast 
2004
Susan Sontag, Duet for Cannibals 
2004
Lisl Valetti, Around the World in Eighty Days 
2004
Giulio Marini, Captain America 
2004
Günter Marczinkowsky, Jacob the Liar 
2004
Agathe Vannier, Le rouge de Chine 
2004
Gloria Gottschalk, The Odd Couple 
2005
Patrick Cranshaw, Best in Show 
2005
Candy Toxton, Knock on Any Door 
2005
Stevo Zigon, Rondo 
2005
Bruce Carver, Mean Streets 
2005
Audrey Harman, Assembly Ball 
2006
Jamal Karimi-Rad, Iranian Minister of Justice (b. 1956) 
2006
Aroldo Tieri, The Man Who Wagged His Tail 
2006
Ramón Reparaz, The Priest 
2006
Virgilio Scapin, The Birds, the Bees and the Italians 
2006
Jared Nathan, Zoom 
2006
Gracie Cole, Pantomania 
2006
Dean Turner, Girl from Tobacco Row 
2006
Komei Abe, Lawrence Jones and the King Salomon's Table 
2007
Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iran national basketball team player (b. 1982) 
2007
Hanne Passer, Cirkusrevyen 67 
2007
Anna Bánd, Tapsikáné fülönfüggöje 
2007
Daolin Sun, Threshold of Spring 
2007
Patricia DeCou, The Blair Witch Project 
2007
Tab Thacker, Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach 
2007
Ilona Borska, Jak se zbavit Helenky 
2008
Quentin Aanenson, A Fighter Pilot's Story 
2008
Oliver Lundquist, War Department Report 
2008
Ruth Clokey, To the Rescue 
2008
Haide Göransson, Regementets ros 
2009
James Owen Sullivan, American drummer and songwriter (Avenged Sevenfold) dies aged 28 
2009
Abraham Rogatnick, Citizen Sam 
2009
James Steward, Mr. Horn 
2009
Mark Purvis, Good Morning Tomorrow 
2009
Jason Fleiss, Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam 
2009
Stanley Parlan, Ten Gentlemen from West Point 
2009
Shirley Rich, Kramer vs. Kramer 
2009
The Rev, Avenged Sevenfold: All Excess 
2009
Aleksandr Starikov, The Sovereign's Servant 
2009
Vani Trako, Tana 
2010
Billy Taylor, American musician (b. 1921) 
2010
Hideko Takamine, Floating Clouds 
2010
Bill Lajoie, Mark Fidrych 
2010
Vladimir Vardunas, Window to Paris 
2010
Jean Wilkinson, Frank, Jeffry, Benji and Me 
2010
Billy Taylor, History of Jazz: Oxygen for the Ears 
2010
Billy Taylor, Ghosts of Mississippi 
2010
Sead Fetahagic, Devetnaest djevojaka i jedan mornar 
2010
Frederick Briskin, Heart of Gold 
2010
Win Opie, The Cliffwood Avenue Kids 
2010
Alta Corbin, Sock, the Businessman 
2010
Mean Gene Kelton, The Passage 
2010
Heidi Helmer, What Women Want 
2010
Jerzy Bielecki, Sól ziemi czarnej 
2010
Frank Bonilla, Mega Especiales: Celia Cruz 
2010
Vili Kavaldzhiev, Indianski igri 
2010
Jack Beaulieu, Laserblast 
2011
Charlotte Kerr, Mit siebzig hat man noch Träume 
2011
Margot Louro, O Cupim 
2011
Kaye Stevens, Episode #1.57 
2011
Myron Roderick, Dan Gable 
2011
Don Mueller, 1955 MLB All-Star Game 
2011
Annapurna Akkineni, Kalyani 
2011
Loukia Rikaki, Dancing Soul 
2011
Vyacheslav Titov, Ironiya sudby. Prodolzhenie 
2011
Hasan Mutlucan, Namusum için 
2012
Jayne Cortez, African-American poet, dies at 76 
2012
Tadeusz Paradowicz, Powrót wabiszczura 
2012
Barrie Edgar, Warwick 
2012
Atsuo Okamoto, Zoku ueru tamashii 
2012
Simon Lane, Qui va Pino va sano 
2012
Claude-Anne Lopez, Benjamin Franklin 
2012
Leif Krantz, Pojken med guldbyxorna 
2012
Jayne Cortez, Yari Yari: Black Women Writers and the Future 
2012
Elin Bing, 2. stranddag 
2012
Christian Sarvig, Med kærlig hilsen 
2012
Jon Finch, Frenzy 
2013
George Jacobs, Like Father, Like Son 
2013
Halton C. Arp, The Universe: Cosmology Quest 
2013
Joseph Ruskin, Smokin' Aces 
2013
Sheila Guyse, Sepia Cinderella 
2013
Dwayne Burno, Ed's Next Move 
2013
Esther Borja, Adiós Buenos Aires 
2014
Leelah Alcorn, Episode dated 31 December 2014 
2014
Leopoldo Federico, Café de los maestros 
2014
Frankie Randall, Episode #1.4 
2014
Merrill Womach, He Restoreth My Soul 
2014
Earl Clark, Fire on the Mountain 
2015
Lemmy Kilmister, singer of Motorhead, dies at 70 
2015
Artist Ellsworth Kelly Dies at 92 
2015
Meadowlark Lemon, legendary Harlem Globetrotter, dead at 83 
2016
Carrie Fisher, Star Wars' iconic Princess Leia, dies aged 60 
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