Famous Deaths on December 24, Who Died on December 24

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Date Name
0036 Gongsun Shu, emperor of Chengjia
1193 Roger III of Sicily (b. 1175)
1257 John I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)
1263 Hōjō Tokiyori, regent of Japan (b. 1227)
1281 Henry V of Luxembourg (b. 1216)
1449 Walter Bower, Scottish chronicler (b. 1385)
1453 John Dunstaple, English composer (b. 1390)
1456 Đurađ Branković, Despot of Serbia (b. 1377)
1473 John Cantius, Polish scholar and theologian (b. 1390)
1524 Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer and politician, Governor of Portuguese India (b. 1469)
1541 Andreas Karlstadt, Christian theologian and reformer (b. 1486)
1635 Hester Jonas, German nurse (b. 1570)
1660 Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (b. 1631)
1707 Noël Coypel, French painter and educator (b. 1628)
1813 Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1740)
1844 Friedrich Bernhard Westphal, Danish-German painter (b. 1803)
1863 William Makepeace Thackeray, English author and poet (b. 1811)
1865 Charles Lock Eastlake, English painter and historian (b. 1793)
1867 José Mariano Salas, Mexican general and politician. President of Mexico (1846, 1859) and regent of the Second Mexican Empire (b. 1797)
1872 William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish physicist and engineer (b. 1820)
1873 Johns Hopkins, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1795)
1879 Anna Bochkoltz, German operatic soprano, voice teacher and composer (b. 1815)
1889 Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch pastor and poet (b. 1819)
1893 B. T. Finniss, Australian politician, 1st Premier of South Australia (b. 1807)
1898 Charbel Makhluf, Lebanese priest and saint (b. 1828)
1914 John Muir, Scottish-American geologist, botanist, and author, founded Sierra Club (b. 1838)
1920 Stephen Mosher Wood, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1832)
1926 Wesley Coe, American shot putter, hammer thrower, and discus thrower (b. 1879)
1931 Carlo Fornasini, micropalaeontologist (b. 1854)
1935 Alban Berg, Austrian composer and educator (b. 1885)
1938 Bruno Taut, German architect and urban planner (b. 1880)
1941 Siegfried Alkan, German composer (b. 1858)
1942 François Darlan, French admiral and politician, 122nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1881)
1945 Josephine Sabel, American singer and comedian (b. 1866)
1947 Charles Gondouin, French rugby player and tug of war competitor (b. 1875)
1957 Norma Talmadge, American actress and producer (b. 1894)
1961 Robert Hillyer, American poet and academic (b. 1895)
1962 Wilhelm Ackermann, German mathematician (b. 1896)
1964 Claudia Jones, Trinidad-British journalist and activist (b. 1915)
1965 John Black, English businessman (b. 1895)
1967 Burt Baskin, American businessman, co-founded Baskin-Robbins (b. 1913)
1969 Stanisław Błeszyński, Polish-German entomologist and lepidopterist (b. 1927)
1971 Maria Koepcke, German-Peruvian ornithologist and zoologist (b. 1924)
1972 Gisela Richter, English-American archaeologist and historian (b. 1882)
1973 Fritz Gause, German historian and author (b. 1893)
1975 Bernard Herrmann, American composer and conductor (b. 1911)
1977 Samael Aun Weor, Colombian author and educator (b. 1917)
1980 Karl Dönitz, German admiral and politician, President of Germany (b. 1891)
1982 Louis Aragon, French author and poet (b. 1897)
1984 Peter Lawford, English-American actor (b. 1923)
1985 Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, American lawyer (b. 1904)
1986 Gardner Fox, American author (b. 1911)
1987 Joop den Uyl, Dutch journalist, economist, and politician, 45th Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1919)
1988 Jainendra Kumar, Indian author (b. 1905)
1990 Thorbjørn Egner, Norwegian playwright and songwriter (b. 1922)
1991 Virginia Sorensen, American author (b. 1912)
1992 Bobby LaKind, American singer-songwriter and conga player (b. 1945)
1993 Norman Vincent Peale, American minister and author (b. 1898)
1994 John Boswell, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1947)
1997 James Komack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
1998 Syl Apps, Canadian ice hockey player and pole vaulter (b. 1915)
1999 Bill Bowerman, American runner, coach, and businessman, co-founded Nike, Inc. (b. 1911)
2000 John Cooper, English businessman, co-founded the Cooper Car Company (b. 1923)
2002 Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author and poet (b. 1920)
2004 Johnny Oates, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1946)
2006 Braguinha, Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1907)
2007 Nicholas Pumfrey, English lawyer and judge (b. 1951)
2008 Ralph Harris, British journalist (b. 1921)
2009 Marcus Bakker, Dutch journalist and politician (b. 1923)
2010 Elisabeth Beresford, English journalist and author (b. 1926)
2011 Johannes Heesters, Dutch-German entertainer (b. 1903)
2012 Richard Rodney Bennett, English-American composer and academic (b. 1936)
2013 Frédéric Back, German-Canadian director, animator, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
2014 Buddy DeFranco, American clarinet player (b. 1923)
2015 Turid Birkeland, Norwegian businesswoman and politician, Norwegian Minister of Culture (b. 1962)
2016 Rick Parfitt, British musician (b. 1948)
2017 Jerry Kindall, American baseball player and coach (b. 1935)
2018 Martha Érika Alonso, first female Governor of Puebla, Mexico, and her husband Rafael Moreno Valle Rosas, former governor; helicopter crash (Alonso b. 1973, Valle b. 1968)
427 Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople
903 Hedwiga, duchess of Saxony
950 Shi Hongzhao, Chinese general