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Notable Deaths on December 30th

1967Vincent Massey, Governor General of Canada, dies at 80

1896Jose Protacio Rizal, Filippino nationalist and novelist ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') is executed by firing squad at 35

2006Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad at 69

1970Sonny Liston, World heavyweight boxing champion (1962-64), dies at 38

December 30th Deaths
Date Event
274
St Felix I, dies and ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
1218
Richard de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford, English politician (b. 1162) 
1460
Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne killed in Battle of Wakefield. (b. 1411) 
1525
Jacob Fugger, German banker/merchant, dies at 66 
1572
Galeazzo Alessi, Italian architect (Palazza Marino, Milan), dies at 60 
1573
Giovanni Battista Giraldi, Italian writer (b. 1504) 
1591
Innocent IX, [Giovanni Facchinetti], Pope, (1591 62 days), dies at 72 
1621
Saint Job of Maniava, Ukrainian Orthodox Saint (b. 1550) 
1640
John Francis Regis, French saint (b. 1597) 
1644
Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist (b. 1577) 
1662
Archduke Ferdinand Charles of Austria (b. 1628) 
1691
Robert Boyle, Irish scientist (b. 1627) 
1769
Nicholas Taaffe, 6th Viscount Taaffe, Austrian soldier (b. 1685) 
1777
Maximilian III Jozef, elector of Bayern (1745-77), dies at 50 
1788
Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher, dies at 86 
1796
Jean-Baptiste Lamoyne, composer, dies at 45 
1821
Angelo Maria Benincori, composer, dies at 42 
1825
Peter Gronland, composer, dies at 64 
1828
Waldemar Thrane, composer, dies at 38 
1832
Abijah Hammond, owned large portion of Greenwich Village, dies 
1870
... Prim, Spanish general, murdered 
1893
Samuel White Baker, English explorer, dies at 72 
1894
Amelia Jenks Bloomer, suffragist (Bloomers named for her), dies at 76 
1895
LP Hartley, British writer, dies 
1896
Jose Protacio Rizal, Filippino nationalist and novelist ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') is executed by firing squad at 35 
1896
Jose Rizal, El filibusterismo 
1899
James Paget, English surgeon (disease of Paget), dies at 85 
1908
Thomas-Alfred Bernier, Canadian lawyer, journalist and senator (b. 1844) 
1912
Alfred von Kiderlen-Waechter, German foreign minister, dies at 60 
1913
Sophia Drottning, The Arrival of the King of Siam in Stockholm 
1923
Will Poluski, Picture Palace Piecans 
1923
Leonhard Haskel, Der ewige Zweifel 
1931
Tyrone Power Sr, actor (Big Trial, Test of Donald Norton), dies at 62 
1936
William Blatchford, The Old Fashioned Way 
1936
Robert Whittier, The Call of Her People 
1940
Fritz Volbach, composer, dies at 79 
1940
József Sziklay, Nobody's Son 
1941
El Lissitzky, Russian artist and architect (b. 1890) 
1942
Cyril Gardner, The Royal Family of Broadway 
1943
Hobart Bosworth, actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade), dies at 76 
1943
Hobart Bosworth, The Big Parade 
1943
Enrico Novelli, Un matrimonio interplanetario 
1944
Romain Roland, French writer/pacifist (Nobel 1915), dies at 78 
1944
Romain Rolland, Jean-Christophe 
1944
Jean Lévy-Strauss, Dance Program 
1944
George Nash, The Jungle 
1945
Glenn Hunter, Grit 
1945
Dora Tulloch, Beerbohm Tree, the Great English Actor 
1946
Patty Smith Hill, songwriter (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 78 
1946
Charles Wakefield Cadman, composer, dies at 65 
1946
Charles Wakefield Cadman, Go West 
1946
George Elwood Jenks, Trouble Trail 
1947
Han [Henricus A] van Meegeren, Dutch painter/art forger, dies at 58 
1947
Howard Davies, His Punishment 
1947
Riichi Yokomitsu, Anthropo-Cynical Farce 
1948
Walter Morosco, Wing and a Prayer 
1949
Bert Sprotte, Pass the Gravy 
1951
Jozef E Stokvis, Dutch MP (SDAP), dies at 76 
1952
Ivan Olbracht, writer, dies 
1952
Arthur Forde, His Crazy Job 
1952
Alan James, Silent Sentinel 
1952
Walter Lantzsch, 1A in Upper Bavaria 
1953
Fred Hamer, The Beat of the Year 
1953
Heinrich Haas, A Devil of a Woman 
1954
Sölve Cederstrand, Bohus bataljon 
1954
Tristram Tupper, Klondike 
1955
Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (b. 1913) 
1955
Vemuri Gaggaiah, Garuda Garvabhangam 
1956
Miguel Contreras, Currito de la Cruz 
1957
Inger Lassen, Karen, Maren og Mette 
1957
Enrique Pedro Maroni, Jack and Jill 
1957
Lloyd Berrell, Long John Silver 
1958
Vera Skalská, Neznámá kráska 
1959
Maria Baers, Flemish social female worker/senator, dies at 76 
1959
Yuri Yurovsky, Zhukovsky 
1961
Jacobus "Ko" van den Bosch, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned)/dir, dies at 53 
1961
Boris Ord, A Festival of Lessons and Carols 
1962
Zsigmond Reményik, Kard és kocka 
1962
Slobodan Markovic, Tri koraka u prazno 
1963
David Burton, Fighting Caravans 
1965
Frank S. Nugent, The Searchers 
1966
Christian A Herter, US Min of Foreign affairs (1959-61), dies at 71 
1966
Trygve Halvdan Lie, 1st UN sect-general (1946-53), dies at 72 
1967
Bert Berns, US songwriter/producer (Twist & Shout), dies at about 38 
1967
Vincent Massey, Governor General of Canada, dies at 80 
1968
Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician, first United Nations Secretary General (b. 1896) 
1970
Sonny Liston, World heavyweight boxing champion (1962-64), dies at 38 
1971
Dorothy Comingore, actress (Citizen Kane), dies after illness at 58 
1971
Jan Mul, composer, dies at 60 
1971
Melba Rae, American actress (Search for Tomorrow) (b. 1922) 
1973
Henri-Paul Busser, composer, dies at 101 
1976
James Boothe, Mean Girls 
1977
St. Louis Jimmy, Eric Clapton: One More Car, One More Rider - Live on Tour 2001 
1977
Margit Izsáky, Din Grozaviile lumii 
1978
Hanna Honthy, A régi nyár 
1979
Richard Rodgers, composer (Rogers & Hammerstein), dies at 77 
1979
Lilyan Irene, County Hospital 
1979
K. Gordon Murray, Shanty Tramp 
1980
Jacek Zbrozek, Wysokie loty 
1980
José Manuel Ramos, Tepeyac 
1980
Frank Baker, A Chump at Oxford 
1980
Tina Marshall, The Brand of Hate 
1981
Alfie Anido, Filipino actor (b. 1959) 
1981
Alfie Anido, Diary of Cristina Gaston 
1981
Kam-Tong Chan, Wan li xing shi 
1982
Jack Brunker Meakin, Night of the Living Dead 
1982
Philippe Hersent, Conversation Piece 
1982
Mildred Dilling, Adventure in Music 
1982
Datta Dharmadhikari, Saptapadi 
1982
Giuseppe Aquari, Il gobbo 
1983
Franciszek Kadziolka, The Deluge 
1983
Alberto Vargas, World Without End 
1984
Massa, oldest gorilla on record (b. 1930) 
1984
Joseph Breen, Sonar Story 
1984
Josephine Bradley, Episode #1.3 
1984
Klaus Nielsen, Farlig ungdom 
1984
Carlos Navarro, Illusion Travels by Streetcar 
1984
Howard Richardson, Dark of the Moon 
1985
Bobker Ben Ali, Striped Fury 
1985
László Márkus, The Fifth Seal 
1986
Jiri Jaroch, composer, dies at 66 
1986
Era Bell Thompson, American journalist (b. 1905) 
1986
Ruth Cleaver, Orphans of the Storm 
1986
Miklós Herczenik, Gyula vitéz télen-nyáron 
1987
Janina Jablonowska, Kanal 
1987
Leslie Arliss, The Man in Grey 
1987
Ref Sanchez, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask 
1988
Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (b. 1925) 
1988
Elick Moll, The House on Telegraph Hill 
1988
Josef Pohl, Pod Jezevci skalou 
1988
Isamu Noguchi, On Our Way: U.S.A. - 1939-1942 
1988
Jan Baalsrud, Nine Lives 
1988
André Germain, Let's Rob the Bank 
1988
Marianne Mosner, Sea of Stars 
1989
Madoline Thomas, actress (Girl in the Canal), dies 
1989
Lenore Lemmon, wife of George Reeves (b. 1923) 
1989
Mildred Evelyn, Monty Works the Wires 
1989
Nicola Apostolidi, Luceafarul 
1989
Madoline Thomas, Home and the Heart 
1990
Janina Seredynska, Noce i dnie 
1990
Manfred Tümmler, Die beiden Klingsberg 
1991
John Crowder, The Crater Lake Monster 
1991
Mikhail Zimin, Belyy Bim Chernoe ukho 
1991
Harold Bostwick, The Mad Wolf of Lost Canyon 
1992
Caesar [Caesar] Domela, painter/son of Ferdinand D Nieuwenhuis, dies 
1992
Ling-Ling, 1st panda China gave US, dies at 23 
1992
George L. George, Toward Independence 
1992
William J. Kenney, All Our Yesterdays 
1992
Alan Peterson, Xanadu 
1992
Mihailo Lalic, Hajka 
1992
Romeo Muller, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer 
1992
Mikhail Berezko, Lyubovyu nado dorozhit 
1992
Ramiro Gamboa, Conquistador de la luna 
1993
Mack David, US songwriter (Bachelor in Paradise), dies at 81 
1993
[Irving Paul] "Swifty" Lazar, superagent, dies of kidney failure at 86 
1993
Debbie Dobbins, The Bikini Open 8 
1993
Irving Paul Lazar, Neighbors 
1993
Nellie Battipaglia, Orphans of the Storm 
1993
Dorothy Lloyd, The Parakeet 
1993
Baken Kydykeyeva, Beg inokhodtsa 
1993
Werner Baecker, Willkommen in Los Angeles 
1993
Mack David, WALL·E 
1993
Joe LeBlanc, Arch of Triumph 
1994
Lloyd James Austin, french Scholar, dies at 79 
1994
Gábor Várkonyi, A feladat 
1994
Geoff Bradford,  
1994
Maureen Starkey, John & Yoko in Syracuse, New York 
1995
Heiner Muller, dramatist, dies at 66 
1995
Roger W Suddards, solicitor, dies at 65 
1995
Katarina Taikon, Katitzi 
1995
Bogoljub Petrovic, Poslednja trka 
1995
Richard Hornung, Natural Born Killers 
1995
Irene Kuhn, The Mask of Fu Manchu 
1995
Ivan Yanchev, The Hamlet 
1995
Doris Grau, Babe 
1995
Amílcar Lyra, Antártida 
1995
Heiner Müller, Poem: I Set My Foot Upon the Air and It Carried Me 
1995
Ralph Flanagan, Music on the Double 
1996
Jack Nance, actor (Meatballs 4, Whore, Voodoo), murdered at 53 
1996
Lew Ayres, screen actor (Salem's Lot, State Fair), dies at 88 
1996
Robert Grant-Ferris, politician, dies at 89 
1996
Keith Walker, Free Willy 
1996
Lew Ayres, All Quiet on the Western Front 
1996
Jack Nance, Eraserhead 
1997
Shinichi Hoshi, Japanese novelist (b. 1926) 
1997
Danilo Dolci, Mafia No! 
1997
Bernard Girard, Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round 
1997
Abe Haberman, Jack and the Beanstalk 
1998
Johnny Moore, American singer (The Drifters) (b. 1934) 
1998
George Webb, English actor (b. 1911) 
1998
Orlandus Wilson, I Love You Phillip Morris 
1998
Stan Jones, Little Shop of Horrors 
1998
Joan Brossa, No contéis con los dedos 
1998
Johnny Roventini, Candid Camera 
1998
Jean-Claude Forest, Barbarella 
1998
George Webb, Angel Gabriel Blue 
1998
Ludwig Wühr, The Nasty Girl 
1998
João Pacífico, Cabocla Teresa 
1998
Catherine Hearst,  
1998
Keisuke Kinoshita, Twenty-Four Eyes 
1999
Fritz Leonhardt, German structural engineer (b. 1909) 
1999
Sarah Knauss, American, once considered the world's oldest living person (b. 1880) 
1999
Fred Weyrich, Water Drops on Burning Rocks 
1999
Mervyn Saunders, Home Movies 
2000
Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (b. 1909) 
2000
Julius J. Epstein, Casablanca 
2000
Woodley Lewis, Crazylegs 
2000
Lucien Barjon, Fontcouverte 
2000
Margaret Kromgols, The Spook Who Sat by the Door 
2001
Ray Patterson, Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf 
2001
Carla Eck, Gentleman att hyra 
2001
Ralph Sutton, Dangerous Ground 
2001
Ralph Sutton, Those Ragtime Years 
2002
Mary Brian, American actress (b. 1906) 
2002
Mary Wesley, English novelist (b. 1912) 
2002
Martha Outlaw, Cover Girl 
2002
Kenneth Rive, Rasputin, Demon with Women 
2002
Mary Wesley, Harnessing Peacocks 
2002
Mary Brian, The Amazing Adventure 
2002
Jim E. Quick, Chattahoochee 
2002
Antony Ponzini, All My Children 
2003
David Bale, South African-born activist (b. 1941) 
2003
John Gregory Dunne, American writer (b. 1932) 
2003
Anita Mui, Hong Kong singer and actress (b. 1963) 
2003
Johnny Sands, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer 
2003
John Gregory Dunne, True Confessions 
2003
Lidiya Kompaniyets, Sudba Mariny 
2003
Anita Mui, Rumble in the Bronx 
2003
Scott Craig, The Mouseketeers at Walt Disney World 
2003
Patricia Roc, Millions Like Us 
2003
Kiril Yanev, Ako ne ide vlak 
2003
Vladimir Bogomolov, Ivan's Childhood 
2003
David Bale, The Rising of the Moon 
2003
Arne Seldorf, Frøken Nitouche 
2004
Artie Shaw, American jazz clarinetist, composer, and bandleader, dies at 94 
2004
Artie Shaw, Flags of Our Fathers 
2004
Milt Tarver, Total Recall 
2004
Robert E. Lawler, China Run 
2004
Johnny Farrow, The Godfather 
2004
Meta Rosenberg, Skin Game 
2005
Rona Jaffe, American author (b. 1932) 
2005
Renato Andrade, O Crime do Zé Bigorna 
2005
Gianni Ratto, Por Trás do Pano 
2005
Bill Dawkins, In the Bedroom 
2005
Michael Latham, Return to Hiroshima 
2005
Rona Jaffe, The Best of Everything 
2005
Margaret Thomson, Child's Play 
2005
Sunny Rogers, Mother Goose 
2005
Candy Barr, Smart Alec 
2006
Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad at 69 
2006
Terry Peck, Falkland Islander (b. 1938) who acted as a scout for 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment in the Falklands War 
2006
Michel Plasse, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1948) 
2006
Saddam Hussein, Uncle Saddam 
2006
Ted Serios, Fairies, Phantoms and Fantastic Photographs 
2006
Frances Helm, The Edge of Night 
2006
Kakeru Takamine, Cream Lemon: Ami on the Poolside 
2006
Frank Campanella, Pretty Woman 
2006
Sivaram Peketi, Vaddante Dabbu 
2006
Chandralekha, Kaya Taran 
2006
Lionel Ferbos, Tightrope 
2006
Mitzi Cunliffe, The Orange British Academy Film Awards 
2007
Paul Land, Wild Orchid 
2007
Harry Darrow, The Langoliers 
2007
Rusty Casselton, Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces 
2007
Gerald Astor, May 20-May 26: Victory in Europe 
2007
Lajos Kozma, Lucia di Lammermoor 
2008
Dick Green, Canadian actor 
2008
Bernie Hamilton, The Young One 
2008
Richard Genelle, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie 
2008
Mircea Sotsky-Voinicescu, Luceafarul 
2008
Marika Baratashvili, The Dragonfly 
2008
Hy Terman, The Smiler 
2009
Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist (The Birthday Party) (b. 1959) 
2009
Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia (b.1940) 
2009
Iván Zulueta, Rapture 
2009
Vasiliy Shandybin, Day Watch 
2009
Rowland S. Howard, Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard 
2009
Philip Capice, Helter Skelter 
2009
Dana Landsberg, Aladdin and the King of Thieves 
2009
Vishnuvardhan, Aapthamitra 
2009
Perry Wilson, Fear Strikes Out 
2009
Nils Holm, The Harvest Month 
2009
Holly O'Brien, Yours, Mine and Ours 
2009
Astrid Bless, Ich kündige 
2009
Gloria Nord, The Fabulous Ice Age 
2009
Joseph M. Wilcots, Bill Cosby: Himself 
2010
Bobby Farrell, Aruban singer (Boney M) (b. 1949) 
2010
Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (b. 1927) 
2010
Thomas Funck, Charlie Strapp and Froggy Ball Flying High 
2010
Kia Östling, Sverige åt svenskarna 
2010
Stephanie Girard, Ray 
2010
Dannon Lee Crews, Reconciliation 
2010
Sean Carasov, American Pimp 
2010
Gina Wilkinson, Ararat 
2010
Bobby Farrell, Episode dated 10 May 2005 
2010
Janis Orenstein, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer 
2010
Irving Robbin, ABC's Wide World of Sports 
2011
Eva Zeisel, Hungarian-born ceramic designer, dies at 105 
2011
Mirko Tremaglia, fiercely nationalist Italian politician, dies at 85 
2011
Bharati Devi, The Holy Island 
2011
Caesar S. Carnevale, Meet the Parents 
2011
Andrew G. La Marca, Grindhouse 
2011
Carl Bleazby, A Test of Love 
2011
Christian Odasso, La sixième face du pentagone 
2011
Roger Burckhardt, Le premier juré 
2011
Richard Lainhart, The Movement of People Working 
2011
Feo Mustakova, Otnovo v zhivota 
2011
Eva Zeisel,  
2011
Dezsö Garas, Szamárköhögés 
2011
Ricardo Legorreta, Visual Acoustics 
2011
Ronald Searle, St. Trinian's 
2012
Rita Levi-Montalcini, neurologist and Nobel laureate, dies from natural causes at 103 
2012
Domna Ganeva, Romantichna istoriya 
2012
Beate Sirota Gordon, MacArthur 
2012
Rita Levi-Montalcini, Death by Design: Where Parallel Worlds Meet 
2012
Arend Langenberg, Liveshow 1 
2012
Patrick Fries, The Life of David Gale 
2012
Gloria Pall, The Crimson Kimono 
2012
Mike Hopkins, Transformers 
2012
John Sheardown, Escape from Iran: The Hollywood Option 
2013
Pete Haycock, English guitarist, dies at 62 
2013
Gene Stavis, Beloved 
2013
Stephanie Daniel, The Castle 
2013
John Dominis, Herb & Dorothy 
2013
Tito Mora, El mago de los sueños 
2013
Geoffrey Wheeler, Television Top of the Form 
2013
Ewa Przybyl, Pomoc z nieba 
2013
Eero Mäntyranta, Homesick (Although I No Longer Know Where Home Is) 
2013
Sjoerd Huisman, Episode #4.80 
2013
Lakshmi Shankar, Gandhi 
2013
Rúnar Georgsson, Devil's Island 
2013
Yuri Shvyryov, Ballada o Beringe i ego druzyakh 
2013
Eva Zeidler, The Monitor 
2013
Charlie Hill, The Big Show 
2014
Robert Chambeiron, Les jours heureux 
2014
Beau Kayser, Taxi Driver 
2014
T. Vasudevan, Kalam Mari Katha Mari 
2014
Bernard Jordan, Episode dated 10 June 2014 
2014
Regina Lialeikite, Khotite - lyubite, khotite - net... 
2014
Frank Atkinson, The Man Who Made Beamish 
2014
Tomiko Miyao, The Geisha 
2014
Luise Rainer, The Great Ziegfeld 
2014
Terry Becker, The Writer 
2014
Patrick Gowers, The Hound of the Baskervilles 
2014
Yolande Donlan, The Devil Bat 
2015
Linux Pioneer Ian Murdock Dead at 42 
2015
Harlem bar fight victim dies 45 years later, death ruled homicide 
2015
Ruby Cavanaugh, namesake for Ruby's Diner chain, dies at 93 
2015
Guru Josh dead: 90s rave artist dies in Ibiza aged 51 
2016
Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, dies aged 96 
2016
American Horror Story and General Hospital actress Barbara Tarbuck dies, aged 74 
2016
World's oldest male giant panda Pan Pan dies aged 31 
2017
Best-selling mystery author Sue Grafton dies aged 77 
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