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1975Hannah Arendt, German/US political theorist and historian, dies at 69

1679Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (b. 1588)

December 4th Deaths
Date Event
765
Jafar Sadiq, Shia Imam (b. 702) 
811
Charles The Younger, King the of Franks, son of the Emperor Charlemagne, dies at about 39 
1075
Archbishop Anno II of Cologne 
1123
Omar Khayyám, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048) 
1123
Omar Khayyam, Strangers 
1137
Lotharius III of Supplinburg, emperor (1125, 33-37), dies at 67 
1182
Henry, earl of Gelre/Zutphen (1141/79-82), dies 
1214
William I of Scotland 
1270
Theobald V of Champagne, King of Navarre 
1334
Pope John XXII (b. 1249) 
1340
Henry Burghersh, English bishop and chancellor (b. 1292) 
1371
Reinald III, the Fat Duke, duke of Gelre (1343-61), dies at 38 
1371
Stefanus X Uros V, king of Serbia (1355-71), dies 
1459
Adolf VIII, Duke of Southern Jutland (b. 1401) 
1514
Richard Hunne, English "heretic", commits suicide(?) 
1576
Rheticus, mathematician, dies 
1585
John Willock, Scottish reformer 
1603
Maarten de Vos, Flemish painter, dies at about 71 
1609
Alexander Hume, Scottish poet 
1642
Armand-Jean Duplessis Richelieu, bishop of Lucon, dies at about 57 
1649
Outgert Arisz Akersloot, Dutch silversmith, dies at about 73 
1649
William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (b. 1585) 
1676
Johann Georg Ebeling, composer, dies at 39 
1679
Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (b. 1588) 
1680
Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (b. 1616) 
1696
Empress Meishō, Japan (b. 1624) 
1732
John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera), dies at 47 
1732
John Gay, Emma 
1798
Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomy/physicist, dies at 61 
1807
Prince Hall, activist/Masonic leader, dies in Boston 
1828
Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1770) 
1836
Daniel Read, composer, dies at 79 
1848
Joseph Mohr, L.A. Confidential 
1884
Alice Mary Smith, composer, dies at 45 
1890
Willem III, Dutch king, buried 
1893
Allan Wilson, British/Rhodesian Major, dies in battle against the Ndebeles during First Matabele War 
1893
John Tyndall, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect, dies at 73 
1902
Charles Dow, American journalist (Dow Jones & Company - Wall Street Journal) (b. 1851) 
1909
Paul-Albert Besnard, French painter/graphic artist (Elle), dies at 60 
1909
Prinsesse Marie, Prinsesse Marie til hest 
1915
Gustav Hollaender, composer, dies at 60 
1917
Fred Storey, Rip Van Winkle 
1917
Walter Hale, The Lightning Conductor 
1921
Kálmán Ujj, The Last Dawn 
1923
Maurice Barrès, Lorraine! 
1923
Mrs. Rupert Hughes, Gloria's Romance 
1923
Walter Schmidthässler, Die Vision 
1926
Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian-born painter (b. 1861) 
1926
Hugh Fay, A Hash House Fraud 
1927
Alexander Kolowrat, Pampulik hat Hunger 
1928
Ralph Yearsley, Tol'able David 
1932
Gustav Meyrink, writer, dies at 64 
1932
Gustav Meyrink, Golem 
1932
Gösta Hellström, Sten Stensson Stéen från Eslöv på nya äventyr 
1933
Stefan George, German poet (Das neue Reich), dies at 65 
1935
Hylton Philipson, cricketer (England keeper in 5 Tests 1892-95), dies 
1935
Johan Halvorsen, composer, dies at 71 
1935
Paul Clerget, A Crooked Romance 
1935
Axel Hultman, Skärgårdskavaljerer 
1935
Johan Halvorsen, Reisen til julestjernen 
1937
Ralph Lewis, The Birth of a Nation 
1938
Dina Appeldoorn, Dutch pianist/composer, dies at 54 
1939
Hans Dynesen, Komtessan Charlotte 
1939
Hans Dymsesen, Towards the Light 
1940
Helmer Adler, Herrat ovat herkkäuskoisia 
1942
Fritz Löhner-Beda, The Student's Romance 
1943
Carlo Mierendorff, German politician/antifascist, dies at 46 
1943
Charles J. McGuirk, Harmony at Home 
1944
Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player (b. 1879) 
1945
Thomas Hunt Morgan, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1866) 
1945
Aku Käyhkö, Meidän poikamme merellä 
1946
Hal Raynor, Go Chase Yourself 
1947
Jeanne Grumbach, Herodias 
1947
Walter Walker, Flying Down to Rio 
1948
Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist, dies 
1948
Harmon MacGregor, Tides of Time 
1949
Lee Humiston, The Fighting Cub 
1949
Vivian Edwards, Those Love Pangs 
1950
James Kevin McGuinness, A Night at the Opera 
1951
Harry Allen, The Little Princess 
1951
Louis Florencie, Children of Paradise 
1952
Karen Horney, German/US neo freudian psycho analyst, dies at 67 
1952
André Lefaur, The Phantom Baron 
1952
Hazel Redmond, Bliss 
1953
Daniel Gregory Mason, composer, dies at 80 
1953
Marie Manley, Aired in Court 
1954
Nina Vasar, wife of Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitsj, dies 
1955
Charles McNaughton, Treasure Island 
1955
Vladimir Osvetsimsky, Heroes of the Sea 
1955
Glenn L. Martin, A Girl of Yesterday 
1956
Alexandr Rodchenko, Russian painter and photographer (b. 1891) 
1956
Aleksandar Zlatkovic, Slavica 
1957
Jimmy Jordan, Columbia Panoramics: Tomorrow's Stars 
1957
Magnus Falkberget, Fante-Anne 
1957
Albert Johansson, It Rains on Our Love 
1957
Anthony Ireland, Peace and Quiet 
1957
Marshall Grant, Bombay Clipper 
1958
Lester White, Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon 
1958
Sergeant Bukowski, The General 
1959
Rosetta Duncan, (Duncan Sisters), dies in an auto accident at 58 
1959
Rosetta Duncan, Great Ladies in Theatre Tribute 
1960
Lotte Medelsky, Bogdan Stimoff 
1963
Ralph Brooke, Bloodlust! 
1967
Bert Lahr, [Irving Lahrheim], US comic (Wizard of Oz), dies at 72 
1969
Alceo Toni, composer, dies at 85 
1969
Fred Hampton, US Black-Panther leader, murdered 
1971
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen teacher, founder of SF Zen Center, dies 
1973
Michael O'Shea, actor (Smart Woman), dies of heart attack at 67 
1974
Lee Kinsolving, actor (Explosive Generation), dies at 36 
1975
Hannah Arendt, German/US political theorist and historian, dies at 69 
1975
Guadalupe Muñoz Sampedro, Eloísa está debajo de un almendro 
1976
Benjamin Britten, British composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at 63 
1976
Tommy Bolin, rock guitarist (Deep Purple), dies of heroin overdose 
1976
W. F. McCoy, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886) 
1977
Leila Hyams, actress (Red Headed Woman, Freaks), dies at 72 
1977
Leila Hyams, Freaks 
1978
Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Neth/US phycists, dies at 76 
1978
Albrecht Schoenhals, The Damned 
1979
Robert Karnes, actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62 
1979
Robert Karnes, Road House 
1979
Friedrich Ebert, Die Arier 
1979
Guy Rennie, Lenny 
1980
Stella Walsh-S-Walasiewicz, sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932), shot at 69 
1980
Gösta Cederlund, Torment 
1981
Ole Sarvig, Unge kunstnere 
1981
Shunichiro Nakao, My Geisha 
1981
Halina Czengery, The Third Part of the Night 
1982
Árpád Téri, The Boys of Paul Street 
1983
Estelle Omens, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays), dies at 55 
1983
John Schmitz, Ben-Hur 
1984
John Rock, US co-developer of anti-conceptiepil, dies at 94 
1984
Beau Tilden, BUtterfield 8 
1984
Joyce Aehle, A Woman's Place 
1984
Jack Mercer, Mr. Bug Goes to Town 
1985
Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist, dies at 83 
1985
Roger Leenhardt, Le rouge 
1985
Henry Freulich, It Came from Beneath the Sea 
1985
Larry Best, The Bellboy 
1986
Reuben Nakian, US sculptor, dies at 89 
1986
Suzanne Jerome, Octopussy 
1987
Rouben Mamoulian, dir (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies at 90 
1987
Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad Are Friends 
1987
Parnell St. Aubin, The Wizard of Oz 
1987
Gorô Morino, Yotsuya kaidan 
1987
Rouben Mamoulian, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
1987
Pericle Fazzini, Le modelle di via Margutta 
1987
Miriam Jordan, Sherlock Holmes 
1987
Alberto Lazzoli, Querida Susana 
1988
Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (b. 1899) 
1988
Jan Mesdag, De Zoon van Louis Davids 
1988
Else Kornerup, Kun en toøre 
1989
Frederick Elwyn Jones, The Struggle for Democracy 
1989
Peter Elnegaard, Der kom en dag 
1989
Steve Gethers, A Woman Called Golda 
1990
Edward Binns, US actor (12 Angry One), dies of heart attack at 74 
1990
Ulrich Gressieker, Das Abenteuer 
1990
Scott Reeve, Candide 
1990
Edward Binns, 12 Angry Men 
1990
Zane Radney, Brother's Keeper 
1991
Cliff Bastin, The Arsenal Stadium Mystery 
1991
Maud Walter, Kärlek och allsång 
1992
Perihan Tedü, The Emigrant's Son 
1992
William Cabanne, The Forest Rangers 
1992
Pat McCaffrie, The Trouble with Angels 
1993
Frank Sturgis, watergate burglar, dies at 68 
1993
Frank V Zappa, US music/composer (Mothers of Invention), dies at 52 
1993
Hetty de Boer-Jongkind, Dutch medical astrologist, dies at 42 
1993
Margaret Landon, US author (Anna & the King of Siam), dies at 90 
1993
Jorge Sánchez Fogarty, The Three Wise Men 
1993
Stanley Green, London 
1993
Frank Zappa, Baby Snakes 
1993
Lorraine Bridges, Wagon Wheels 
1993
Margaret Landon, The King and I 
1993
Henning Ditlev, Memories of a Marriage 
1994
Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer, dies at 73 
1994
Jakob Kaplan, French head rabbi (1955-81), dies at 99 
1994
Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Peruvian playwright, dies at 66 
1994
Robert Jesse Charleston, museum curator, dies at 78 
1994
Thomas Roy Garrett, museum curator, dies at 63 
1994
Julio Ramón Ribeyro, Ni contigo ni sin ti 
1994
Kirsten Stenbæk, Lenin, You Rascal, You 
1994
Clement Biddle Wood, Barbarella 
1995
Adrianne Jones, killed by David Graham & Diane Zamora, at 16 
1995
Bob Barbash, The Black Hole 
1995
Robert Parrish, Casino Royale 
1996
Basil Nield, judge/politician, dies at 83 
1996
Muriel Monkhouse, Red Cross worker, dies at 86 
1996
Syd Heylen, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 
1996
Mickey Laughlin, Benjamin Franklin, Jr. 
1996
Willard Parker, The Earth Dies Screaming 
1996
Jan Curík, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders 
1997
David Abell Wood, priest, dies at 72 
1997
Richard Vernon, British actor (Gandhi, Hard Days Night), dies at 72 
1997
Michelle Risi, Teacher's Pet 
1997
Kermit Goell, Practical Magic 
1997
Richard Vernon, Goldfinger 
1997
Alberto Manzi, Orzowei, il figlio della savana 
1998
John Hanson, Episode #1.6 
1998
Henk Molenberg, Episode #1.5 
1998
Lee Ricks, Cementing Relationships 
1999
Rose Bird, American judge (b. 1936) 
1999
David Beaty, Trouble in the Sky 
1999
Slobodan Dimitrijevic, The Peacemaker 
1999
Edward Vesala, Eetu - 12 sessiota Edward Vesalan kanssa 
1999
Charles Cirillo, Gowns by Louis 
1999
Barry Mahon, Santa and the Three Bears 
1999
Rose Bird, Episode dated 3 June 1986 
2000
Tito Arevalo, Whisper to the Wind 
2000
Colin Cowdrey, Colin Cowdrey: Cricketer 
2000
Chuck Faulkner, A Cry in the Dark 
2000
Chet Douglas, Two Rode Together 
2000
H.C. Artmann, George Dandin 
2000
Vincent M. Fennelly, Guns of the Magnificent Seven 
2001
Silvio Clementelli, The Naked Maja 
2001
John 'Doc' Ball, Surfing for Life 
2001
Gary Stanton, Victory at Entebbe 
2001
Leon Labedzki, Zakazane piosenki 
2001
Ed Whalen, The Life and Death of Owen Hart 
2001
Knut Lundström, Rejoice While You're Young, Fellow Cadets 
2002
Jack Clinton, To Kill a Mockingbird 
2002
Nikola Lazarevski, Happy New Year 
2002
Milan Maryska, Zac jsme bojovali 
2002
Mario Castellacci, Scherzi da prete 
2002
Bernie Dwyer, The Cuckoo Patrol 
2003
Iggy Katona, American race car driver (b. 1916) 
2003
Zdravka Krstulovic, Americka jahta u Splitskoj luci 
2003
Roberta Zimber, Hefty's 
2003
Dezsö Lemhényi, Helsinki 1952: Games of the XV Olympiad 
2004
Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano (b. 1943) 
2004
Tom Reddin, The Big Problem 
2004
Dmitriy Orlovskiy, Andrei Rublev 
2004
Carl Esmond, Ministry of Fear 
2004
Wolfgang Hempel, Die Helden von Bern 
2004
Hank Brandt, Dumb & Dumber 
2004
Milenko Strbac, U raskoraku 
2005
Errol Brathwaite, New Zealand author (b. 1924) 
2005
Gregg Hoffman, American film producer (b.1963) 
2005
Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (b. 1922) 
2005
György Hintsch, Hét tonna dollár 
2005
Bianca Lattuada, Variety Lights 
2005
Ted Allbeury, Blue Ice 
2005
Ralph Slane, Goodbye Harold 
2005
Gregg Hoffman, Saw 
2005
Percy Brandt, The Women on the Roof 
2005
Hisako Hara, Black Rain 
2005
Gloria Lasso, Episode dated 30 May 1960 
2006
James Kim, American television personality (b. 1971) 
2006
Adam Williams, North by Northwest 
2006
Peter Polanco, Mamochka: A Russian Folktale 
2006
Ruth Webb, America's Really Wanted 
2006
Jack Bean, Mitzi... Roarin' in the 20's 
2006
Dusko Gruborovic, Kad mrtvi zapjevaju 
2006
Len Sutton, 1965 Indianapolis 500 
2006
Ian Praiser, Caroline and the Cereal 
2007
Norval Morrisseau, Canadian artist (b. 1932) 
2007
Chip Reese, American professional poker player (b. 1951) 
2007
Pimp C, American Rapper (b. 1973) 
2007
Chad Butler, 2 Fast 2 Furious 
2007
Chip Reese, National Heads-Up Poker Championship 
2007
José Esteban Lasala, Módulo '74' 
2007
Lucie Berndsen, Kohlhiesel's Daughters 
2007
Les Shannon, At the End of the Day 
2007
Melvin Shapiro, Taxi Driver 
2007
Carlos 'Patato' Valdés, Dopamine 
2008
Richard Van Allan, L'enfance du Christ 
2008
Forrest J. Ackerman, To the Galaxy and Beyond with Mark Hamill 
2008
Pero Budak, It Was Not Useless 
2008
Maureen Kelly, Hell Squad 
2008
Larry Lund, Wedtime Stories 
2008
Umberto Bonsignori, Maeva 
2008
Mikio Terashima, Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro 
2009
Eddie Fatu, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1973) 
2009
Eddie Fatu, Episode #9.41 
2009
Beryl Ross, St. Patrick's Day 
2009
Stephen Toulmin, A Glorious Accident 
2009
Leticia Palma, In the Palm of Your Hand 
2009
Jordi Solé Tura, Bucharest, Memory Lost 
2009
Paul Bryant, Saratoga Trunk 
2009
Tim Costello, Global Village or Global Pillage 
2009
Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Burnt by the Sun 
2009
Bryan O'Byrne, Spaceballs 
2009
Ted Durante, Episode dated 2 October 1983 
2009
Don Mayo, Outtakes 
2009
Liam Clancy, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan 
2009
Kelly Piper, Maniac 
2010
Doug Cronin, The Black Room 
2010
Alicia Bond, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo 
2010
Lia Dorana, Deel 25 
2010
Sengoro Shigeyama, Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku 
2010
Mariya Zinkevich, Epilog 
2010
Roger Sword, The Blues Brothers 
2010
Ken Lehman, Game 2 
2010
Pamela Jean Bryant, H.O.T.S. 
2010
Danny Daniels, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 
2010
Mirko Djeric, Sarajevski atentat 
2010
Ivan Krivosudsky, Field Lilies 
2011
Sócrates, Brazilian footballer (b. 1954) 
2011
Hubert Sumlin, American blues guitarist (b. 1931) 
2011
Matti Yrjänä Joensuu, Priest of Evil 
2011
RJ Rosales, Blue Moon 
2011
Socrates, Sócrates 
2011
Hubert Sumlin, The Howlin' Wolf Story 
2011
Adam Hanuszkiewicz, Dekalog, cztery 
2011
Marion Dougherty, Full Metal Jacket 
2011
Tim Blaskovitch, Randy 
2011
Brent Pfaff, Hostile Environment 
2012
Vasily Belov, Russian author, dies at 80 
2012
Jack Brooks, American politician, dies at 89 
2012
Miguel Calero, Colombia footballer, dies from cerebral thrombosis at 41 
2012
Besse Cooper, American supercentenarian and world 
2012
Tony Deane-Drummond, The Story of the SAS 
2012
Vasili Belov, Tseluyutsya zori 
2012
Jack Brooks, Rayburn: Mr. Speaker 
2012
Rosina Kambus, Late Marriage 
2012
Anna Marie Biggs, Brigadoon 
2012
Enebeli Elebuwa, Royal War 
2012
Theresa Machado, Code 207 
2012
Susanne Zeller-Hirzel, Die Widerständigen. Zeugen der Weißen Rose 
2012
Gerrit van Dijk, Ik beweeg, dus ik besta 
2013
Charles Grigg, Just Dandy 
2013
Erica Yorke, Crossroads 
2013
Joana Raspall, Concert per la llibertat 
2014
Jeremy Thorpe, Michael Cockerell Investigates: The Night of the Long Knives 
2014
Lucy Mafra, Por Amor 
2014
Claudia Emerson, Claudia Emerson 
2014
Bob Montgomery, Natural Born Killers 
2014
Bogoljub Petrovic, Protiv Kinga 
2014
Bryan Burwell, Episode dated 2 July 2009 
2015
Chris Carney, Former MTV Reality Star and Actress Tiffany Thornton's Husband, Dies at 35 
2015
Robert Loggia, Oscar-Nominated Actor, Dead at 85 
2015
Singer Scott Weiland Dies On Tour At Age 48 
2016
Ghostbusters star Alice Drummond dies in New York aged 88 
2017
Golden Krust CEO Lowell Hawthorne found dead at 57 
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