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1995Lita Grey, second wife of Charlie Chaplin, dies of cancer at 87

1170Thomas Becket, English Archbishop of Canterbury, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II at 52

December 29th Deaths
Date Event
721
Empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661) 
1141
Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed 
1170
Thomas Becket, English Archbishop of Canterbury, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II at 52 
1558
Hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31 
1563
Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515) 
1619
Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies 
1630
Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51 
1634
John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612) 
1661
Antoine Gérard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594) 
1689
Olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried 
1689
Thomas Sydenham, English physician (b. 1624) 
1731
J Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46 
1737
Joseph Saurin, French mathematician (b. 1659) 
1785
Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69 
1785
Johan Herman Wessel, Norwegian poet (b. 1742) 
1785
Johan Herman Wessel, Kierlighed uden strømper 
1815
Saartjie Baartman, Hottentot Venus, dies in Paris 
1821
Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael, S Neth general, dies at 61 
1822
Albert Christoph Dies, composer, dies at 67 
1825
Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini, composer, dies 
1825
Jacques-Louis David, French painter (Death of Marat), dies at 77 
1825
Jacques Louis David, Jacques Louis David 
1834
Thomas Malthus,  
1835
Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer, dies at 29 
1836
Johann Baptist Schenk, composer, dies at 83 
1847
William Crotch, composer, dies at 72 
1871
Ferdinand Marcucci, composer, dies at 71 
1877
Willem Sassen, Dutch attorney general on Curacao (Affair-S), dies 
1890
Big Foot, Sioux Indian chief, dies at Wounded Knee 
1890
Octave Feuillet, A Parisian Romance 
1890
Laza Lazarevic, Prvi put s ocem na jutrenje 
1891
Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician, dies at 68 
1894
Christina Rossetti, English poet, dies at 64 in London 
1894
Christina Georgina Rossetti, The Hunt 
1897
William James Linton, American wood engraver and political reformer. (b. 1812) 
1898
Georg Goltermann, composer, dies at 74 
1913
Joseph Giampietro, Don Juan heiratet 
1914
Robert Henry Hall, Funeral of Major-General Henry W. Lawton 
1915
Charles Beach Hawley, composer, dies at 57 
1916
Grigori Rasputin, Russian faith healer/intriguer, murdered at 45 
1918
Jode Mullally, The Blood of His Fathers 
1919
Pauline Hall, The Governor's Boss 
1924
Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845) 
1925
Félix E Vallotton, Swiss painter/writer (Chaste Susanne), dies at 60 
1925
Felix Vallotton, Félix Vallotton 
1926
Rainer M Rilke, Austrias songwriter/writer (Wise Queen), dies at 51 
1926
Rainer Maria Rilke, Ana 
1929
Wilhelm Maybach, German automobile designer (b. 1846) 
1932
Julius Strobl, Olga Frohgemut 
1932
Amalie Sandberg, Vore venners vinter 
1933
Joh Georghe Duca, premier of Romania, murdered 
1936
Hildur Møller, The Great Dock Disaster 
1937
Don Marquis, American author (b. 1878) 
1937
Don Marquis, Skippy 
1937
Alma Tell, The Silent Command 
1937
John T. Dillon, The New Janitor 
1937
Frank H. Spearman, Medicine Bend 
1939
Bernard Jukes, The Sap from Syracuse 
1941
Robert Hood Bowers, A Daughter of the Gods 
1942
Frank D Adams, Canadian geologist, dies at 83 
1943
William H Singer, US painter/collector (Singer Museum), dies at 75 
1943
Edward Thomas, An Unexpected Review 
1944
Juliusz Gardan, Czy Lucyna to dziewczyna? 
1945
Beulah Dark Cloud, The Crimson Challenge 
1947
Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian/general, dies at 78 
1947
Guy Coombs, The Confederate Ironclad 
1950
Orrie Perry, The Story of the Kelly Gang 
1952
Beryl Rubinstein, composer, dies at 54 
1952
Fletcher Henderson, The Aviator 
1953
Violet MacMillan, American Broadway theatre actress(b. 1887) 
1953
Francesco Pastonchi, Gli emigranti 
1953
Violet MacMillan, The New Wizard of Oz 
1955
Christy Walsh, Carry On 
1956
Martin Albertz, German theologist (Jesus Christ's Church), dies at 73 
1956
Betty Helsengreen, The Story of a Mother 
1957
Tom Richmond, cricketer (Notts leg-spinner took 2-86 in Eng Test), die 
1958
Doris Humphrey, US dancer/choreographer (Dances of Women), dies at 63 
1958
Edward Peil Sr., Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl 
1959
Robin Humphrey Milford, composer, dies at 56 
1959
Richard Kean, The Ten Commandments 
1960
Eden Phillpotts, British writer (b. 1862) 
1960
Philippe Panneton, Quebec physician, diplomat and writer (b. 1895) 
1960
Eden Phillpotts, The Farmer's Wife 
1962
Hans Rosbaud, Slumdog Millionaire 
1962
Hugh Sinclair, The Saint Meets the Tiger 
1963
John Hollingsworth, Horror of Dracula 
1964
Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats), dies at 63 
1964
Miroslav Krejci, composer, dies at 73 
1964
Guy Hedlund, The Modern Prodigal 
1965
Kusaku Yamada, composer, dies at 79 
1967
Paul Whiteman, US orchestra leader (Fabulous Dorseys), dies at 77 
1968
Austin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher (b. 1904) 
1970
John de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58 
1970
Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (b. 1909) 
1970
William King Gregory, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory), dies at 94 
1971
Stuart Holmes, dies of stomach ailment at 87 
1972
Fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83 
1975
Euell Gibbons, American outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets (b. 1911). 
1975
Marie Blazková, U pokladny stál 
1976
Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500 m sprinter (Oly-silver-76), dies at 22 
1978
Margarita Villegas, The Illiterate One 
1979
Valborg Voss-Christensen, Det store ansvar 
1979
E.J. Schuster, House of Max: Part 1 
1979
Ester Toivonen, The Scapegoat 
1979
Yonewaka Suzuki, Shin Echigo jôwa 
1980
Roy Engle, actor (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian), dies at 67 
1980
Tim Hardin, American singer (Bird on a Wire), dies of a drug overdose at 39 
1980
Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian writer (b. 1899) 
1980
Tim Hardin, Meet the Fockers 
1980
Helen Dodge, The Bard of Broadway 
1980
Jack Stamberger, Love of Life 
1980
Roy Engel, Kingdom of the Spiders 
1980
Johannes Wulff, Johannes Wulff 
1980
Larry Dunn, The Stunt Man 
1980
Håkan Bergström, Kulla-Gulla 
1981
Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, dies at 41 
1981
Miroslav Krleža, Croatian writer (b. 1893) 
1981
Miroslav Krleza, Glembajevi 
1982
Sol C Siegel, US film producer (High Society), dies at 79 
1982
Sol C. Siegel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 
1982
Walter Tappe, In Sachen Erzberger gegen Helfferich 
1982
Ermer Robinson, The Harlem Globetrotters 
1982
Pierre Gérin, The Night Is My Kingdom 
1982
Gene Moskowitz, The Long Vacation of Lotte H. Eisner 
1983
Lloyd Ahern, Miracle on 34th Street 
1983
Saima Korhonen, Varaventtiili 
1983
Galina Venevitinova, Beregite zhenshchin! 
1984
Leo Robin, lyricist, dies of heart failure at 84 
1984
Indus Arthur, General Hospital 
1984
Leo Robin, Fight Club 
1985
Otto Mächtlinger, Der schwarze Tanner 
1985
Marian Jastrzebski, Maz pod lózkiem 
1986
Andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Stalker), dies at 54 
1986
John Antill, composer, dies at 82 
1986
[Maurice] Harold MacMillan, PM of Great-Britain (1957-63), dies at 92 
1986
Leslie Dwyer, The Way Ahead 
1986
Don Conte, The Monster: Part 1 
1986
Hylda Tyson, Berkeley Square 
1986
Harold Macmillan, The First World War 
1986
Alfred Rebane, Tagahoovis 
1986
Grete Mosheim, Car of Dreams 
1986
Andrei Tarkovsky, Solaris 
1987
Yanina Zhejmo, Cinderella 
1987
Suria Magito, Great Expectations 
1987
M.G. Ramachandran, Kavalkaran 
1987
Stanislaw Igar, The Saragossa Manuscript 
1987
Jan Rybkowski, Dzis w nocy umrze miasto 
1987
György Száraz, A fekete kolostor 
1988
Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (b. 1940) 
1988
Bob Edgecomb, Francis Goes to West Point 
1989
Hermann Oberth, Woman in the Moon 
1989
Marion Keisker, Elvis: His Life and Times 
1989
Hap Glaudi, Aunt Thede 
1989
Fukuko Sayo, Akitsu Springs 
1990
Mona Dol, The Fire Within 
1990
Miroslav Petrovic, Koncert 
1990
Paulo Tapajós, Estudantes 
1990
Virginio Puecher, L'istruttoria 
1990
Michael Scott,  
1990
Russ Coughlan, Apes of Rath 
1990
Aulikki Rautawaara, The Last Station 
1991
Julia McCarthy, dies of cancer at 64 
1991
Gabriela Gili, Historia de un trepador 
1991
Susan Wright, Crazy as a Soup Sandwich 
1991
Julia McCarthy, Erik the Viking 
1992
LH Ruitenberg, vicar/editor in chief (Reform Netherlands), dies at 87 
1992
Vivienne Segal, US actress (Broadway, Pal Joey), dies at 95 
1992
Vivienne Segal, Viennese Nights 
1992
Fred Shellac, Blind Man's Bluff 
1992
Jan Hawrylkiewicz, Pharaoh 
1993
Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Soviet Armenian actor (b. 1930) 
1993
Aliman Zhankorozova, Potomok belogo barsa 
1993
Robert Lankesheer, Communication Problems 
1993
Marie Kean, Barry Lyndon 
1993
Nicolas Economou, Marianne & Juliane 
1993
Fredbjørn Bjørnsson, Vagabonden 
1993
Czeslaw Bilski, A Bachelor's Life Abroad 
1993
Benvenuto Lobina, L'ultimo pugno di terra 
1993
June Wurster, Take a Little, Leave a Little 
1993
Axel Corti, The King's Whore 
1993
Mher Mkrtchyan, Mimino 
1994
Eugene Tanner Jr, singer, dies at 58 
1994
Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), dies at 68 
1994
Joseph W. Spiezio, This Is Cinerama 
1994
Gloria Grafton, Oh, What a Business! 
1994
Frank Thring, Ben-Hur 
1995
Hope Clara Chenhalls, food inspector, dies at 85 
1995
Lita Grey, second wife of Charlie Chaplin, dies of cancer at 87 
1995
Madeleine Barot, resistance heroine, dies at 86 
1995
Nello Celio, president of Switz (1972), dies at 81 
1995
Yuri Yakovlev, Ploshchad Vosstaniya 
1995
Toni Kaye, Pennies from Heaven 
1995
Tonio Riedl, Der Zerrissene 
1995
Lita Grey, Seasoned Greetings 
1995
Aaron Heyman, Flour Child 
1995
Peter Hill, Day of the Daleks: Episode Three 
1996
Alma Birk, journalist/politician, dies at 77 
1996
Daniel Raphaeautl Mayer, journalist/resistance leader, dies at 86 
1996
Mireille Hartuch, singer/songwriter, dies at 90 
1996
Oswald Szemerenyi, philologist, dies at 83 
1996
Peggy (Margaret McCrorie) Herbison, politician, dies at 89 
1996
Robert Morris, lawyer, dies at 81 
1996
Willaim Brown, British TV executive, dies at 67 
1996
William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian, dies at 85 
1996
Mireille, Chourinette 
1996
Gino Sinimberghi, Il trovatore 
1996
Ming Yu, Star of Hong Kong 
1996
Tom Pedi, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 
1996
Gábor Csíkos, The Josephine Baker Story 
1997
(Hanlon) Pat Clarke, cyclist, dies at 82 
1997
Robert Steel, academic, dies at 82 
1997
Czeslaw Byszewski, Smierc prezydenta 
1997
Poul Ørum, One Man's Loss 
1997
Sunni Walton, Whose Mid-Life Crisis Is It Anyway? 
1997
Rolf Rønne, Going for Broke 
1998
Jean-Claude Forest, writer and illustrator of comics (Barbarella) (b. 1930) 
1998
Phyllis Kennedy, Stage Door 
1998
Jack D. Moore, Airport 
1998
Don Taylor, Damien: Omen II 
1998
Hubert Deschamps, The Fire Within 
1999
Leon Radzinowicz, British criminologist (b. 1906) 
1999
Rolf Tourd, Adalen 31 
1999
Emile Buyse, Haunted Honeymoon 
1999
James Smalley, Abar, the First Black Superman 
1999
Barbara Cowles, College Holiday 
1999
Mae Turner, Spirit of Youth 
1999
Jerzy Waldorff, Stanislaw Moniuszko 
2000
Lembit Veevo, Hullumeelsus 
2000
Herb Willis, 1941 
2000
Bert Willis, Mighty Joe Young 
2000
Cécil Saint-Laurent, Lola Montès 
2001
Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908) 
2001
Florian Fricke, Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky 
2001
Brian Bansgrove, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 
2001
Robert Patten, Twelve O'Clock High 
2001
Cássia Eller, Cássia Eller: MTV Unplugged 
2001
Gyorgy Kepes, Bauhaus in America 
2001
Anatoli Kubatsky, Frosty 
2002
Július Satinský, S tebou me baví svet 
2002
Vivian Neves, Whirlpool 
2002
Mustapho Gregrario, Serviced 
2002
Ralph Clanton, Another World 
2003
Earl Hindman, American actor (b. 1942) 
2003
Dinsdale Landen, English actor (b. 1932) 
2003
Bob Monkhouse, English comedian and game show host (b. 1928) 
2003
Dorothy Konrad, Sweet Bird of Youth 
2003
Earl Hindman, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 
2003
Zhuo Pan, Mong ngai ting Seung zap 
2003
I.M. Hobson, Dracula 
2003
Miko Sotto, Fantastic Man 
2003
Dinsdale Landen, Morons from Outer Space 
2003
Gerald Gutierrez, Kiss-Kiss, Dahlings! 
2003
Bob Monkhouse, Family Fortunes 
2004
Liddy Holloway, New Zealand actress (b. 1947) 
2004
Ken Burkhart, American baseball player (b. 1915) 
2004
Julius Axelrod, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912) 
2004
Liddy Holloway, Without a Paddle 
2004
Doug Krueger,  
2004
Charles Bradstreet, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein 
2004
Ken Burkhart, 1967 MLB All-Star Game 
2004
Lucy Freeman, Howards End 
2004
William Boyett, General Hospital 
2005
Gerda Boyesen, Norwegian-born body psychotherapist (b. 1922) 
2005
Teresa E. Victor, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 
2005
Thomas Barbour, Arthur 
2005
Noël Audet, L'ombre de l'épervier 
2005
George Harris II, Superman 
2005
Alan Rolfe, The Green Bicycle Case - 1919 
2006
Zofia Jamry, Zakazane piosenki 
2006
Josh Peine, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation 
2006
Marios Ploritis, Vathia galazia thalassa 
2006
Anne-Marie Carrière, Un ménage en or 
2006
Charles Tyra, Basketball Headliners 
2006
Curt Ericson, The Chasers 
2006
Jack Winter, Love, American Style 
2007
Phil O'Donnell, Scottish footballer (b. 1972) 
2007
Kevin Greening, British radio presenter (b. 1962) 
2007
Phil Dusenberry, The Natural 
2007
Antonio Summerton, Starship Troopers 3: Marauder 
2007
Lu Guarnier, Rodney 
2007
Shu Uemura, My Geisha 
2007
Katherine De Hetre, Being There 
2007
Olair Coan, Ritual of Death 
2008
Freddie Hubbard, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1938) 
2008
Horst Giese, The Great Battle 
2008
James Horne Jr., Back Trail 
2008
Jacques Commandeur, The Northerners 
2008
Ted Lapidus, Bob le Flambeur 
2008
Daniel Nagrin, All Woman 
2008
Clelle Mahon, The Beast That Killed Women 
2008
Vaironis Jakans, Akmenainais cels 
2008
Hermann Regner,  
2008
Marvin Jones, Venus Flytrap 
2008
Michel Vianey, The More It Goes, the Less It Goes 
2008
Otto Pammer, Dornwittchen und Schneeröschen 
2008
Freddie Hubbard, Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz 
2008
Rudi Michel, Episode #2.4 
2008
Ada Neretniece, Gadanie na baraney lopatke 
2008
Vladislav Lalicki, Kralj Ibi 
2009
"Dr. Death" Steve Williams, American former professional wrestler and football player (b. 1960) 
2009
Akmal Shaikh, British drug trafficker, executed by lethal injection in the People's Republic of China (b. 1956) 
2009
Dale Rickards, The Outsider 
2009
Gábor Lehotka, Trainspotting 
2009
David Levine, Dan in Real Life 
2009
Janina Bauman, Christmas Under Fire 
2009
Sal Sodano, The Taming of Rebecca 
2009
Juan Oncina, The Barber of Seville 
2009
Steve Williams, Starrcade 
2010
Bill Erwin, American actor (b. 1914) 
2010
Piet van der Meulen, Het mes 
2010
Kazimiera Tiche, Zolnierz królowej Madagaskaru 
2010
Karin Falencki, Wspomnienia o Janie Lechoniu 
2010
Brigitte Burdine, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King 
2010
Barbara Challis, Cynthia 
2010
Bill Erwin, The Land Before Time 
2010
Omar Shapli, Hawk's Eyes 
2011
Julie Allred, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 
2011
Tyron Perez, Twilight Dancers 
2011
Constance Hieatt, Clarissa & the King's Cookbook 
2011
Leopold Hawelka, Königin Josefine. Die Hawelkas und ihr Café 
2011
Flemming Dyjak, Ang.: Lone 
2011
Ivan Andonov, Yesterday 
2012
Jean Topart, French actor, dies at 90 
2012
Tony Greig, English cricket captain, dies from a heart attack at 66 
2012
Lucienne Hill, Becket 
2012
Antonio D. Olano, From Pink to Yellow 
2012
Jeanne Vertefeuille, My Name Is Aldrich Ames 
2012
Paulo Rocha, A Ilha dos Amores 
2012
Chava Reyes, Las chivas rayadas 
2012
Bruce Stark, The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians 
2012
William Rees-Mogg, Episode #1.1 
2012
Jean Topart, Fantastic Planet 
2012
Tony Greig, Victory 
2013
Wojciech Kilar, Polish composer, dies from cancer at 81 
2013
John Buell, The Pyx 
2013
Paul J. Sally Jr., Proof 
2013
Kay Mander, From Russia with Love 
2013
Benjamin Curtis, Across the Universe 
2013
Catherine Bégin, Martyrs 
2013
Andy Granatelli, Episode dated 16 June 1970 
2013
Wojciech Kilar, The Pianist 
2013
Eugenia Avendaño, Lejos de casa 
2013
Connie Dierking, Trade Robberies 
2013
Angel Rain, E.A. 2 
2014
Irwin Steinberg, Why Me? 
2014
Hermann Weber, The Burning Wall 
2014
Abe Kogan, Choosing One's Way: Resistance in Auschwitz/Birkenau 
2014
Yrjö Tapper, Illallinen viidelle 
2014
Dorrit Dekk, Utopia London 
2014
John Bowsher, Levitated Mass 
2014
Allan Garraway, Small Is Beautiful 
2014
András Erkel, Birthday Bear/The Mole 
2014
Paul Sprenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier 
2014
Simone Iff, Les années Marie Claire 
2015
The Specials Drummer John Bradbury Dies at 62 
2015
Pavel Srnicek dead: Former Newcastle goalkeeper dies aged 47 
2016
Debbie Reynolds, mother of Carrie Fisher, dies aged 84 
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