Famous Deaths on 25th December

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795 - Adrian I, Italian Pope (772-95), dies aged 95
820 - Leo V, the Armenian, Byzantine gen/Emperor (813-20), murdered
1156 - Peter Venerabilis, Fr theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about 61
1249 - Peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies
1513 - Johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70
1635 - Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City (b. 1567)
1676 - Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609)
1676 - William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English soldier (b. 1592)
1683 - Kara Mustafa Pasha Turkish grand-vizier (1676-83) and Ottoman general, executed. (b. 1634)
1758 - James Hervey, English clergyman (b. 1714)
1765 - Antonio Tonelli, composer, dies at 79
1765 - Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech theologian and natural scientist (b. 1698)
1784 - Yosa Buson, Japanese painter (b. 1716)
1788 - John Logan, Scottish conductor (Ode to the Cuckoo), dies at about 40
1824 - Barbara Krudener, mystic visionary who renounced nobility, dies at 60
1842 - Bedrich Divis Weber, composer, dies at 76
1848 - Johann Erik Nordblom, composer, dies at 60
1868 - Linus Yale, developer of cylinder lock, dies
1875 - Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (b. 1851)
1878 - Anna Claypoole Peale, US painter of miniatures, dies
1880 - Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss Federal Councillor (b. 1828)
1883 - Marek Konrad Sokolowski, composer, dies at 65
1895 - Raul d'Avila Pompeia, Brazilian writer (Boarding-school), dies at 32
1904 - Per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer, dies at 61
1916 - St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic saint (b. 1845)
1921 - Hans Huber, composer, dies at 69
1921 - Korolenko, writer, dies
1922 - Alphonse Goovaerts, composer, dies at 75
1925 - Sergei Jessenin, writer, dies at 30
1925 - Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst (b. 1877)
1926 - Yoshihito, 123rd Emperor of Japan (1912-26), dies at 47
1927 - Sergei D Sazonov, Russian Foreign minister (1910-16), dies at 66
1930 - Harvey Worthington Loomis, composer, dies at 65
1933 - Francesc Macià, Catalonian statesman (b. 1859)
1935 - Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (b. 1852)
1936 - Pierre Maurice, composer, dies at 68
1938 - Karel Čapek, Czech author (b. 1890)
1940 - Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42
1942 - Vojislav Vuckovic, composer, dies at 32
1943 - Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer, dies at 62
1943 - Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer, dies at 82
1946 - W C Fields, writer/comedian (Bank Dick, It's A Gift), dies at 67
1947 - Gaspar G. Bacon, was Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1886)
1950 - Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nostalgia de la muerte), dies at 47
1950 - Neil Francis Hawkins, British fascist (b. 1903)
1951 - Harry T Moore, Florida NAACP official, killed by bomb
1953 - Patsy Donovan, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1865)
1954 - Johnny Ace, Memphis rhythm and blues singer, accidentally shoots himself in the head at 25
1954 - Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding), dies at 96
1954 - Rosario Scalero, composer, dies at 84
1956 - Robert Walser, writer, dies at 78
1957 - Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, US landscape architect and advocate for wildlife conservation dies at 87
1961 - Rheinhold Rudenberg, inventor of electron microscope, dies
1961 - Otto Loewi, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1873)
1961 - Owen Brewster, U.S. Senator from Maine (b. 1888)
1963 - Tristan Tzara, writer, dies at 67
1964 - Cheerio Meredith, actress (One Happy Family), dies at 74
1971 - Byron Arnold, composer, dies at 70
1973 - İsmet İnönü, Turkish statesman (b. 1884)
1973 - Gabriel Voisin, French aviation pioneer (b. 1880)
1975 - Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Library Gallimard), dies at 94
1976 - Arthur Mitchell, cricketer (batted in 6 Tests for Eng 1933-36), dies
1976 - Frankie Darro, actor (Radio Ranch, Valley of Wanted Men), dies at 58
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie ChaplinComedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin (1977) 1977 - Charlie Chaplin, actor/comedian (Modern Times, The Kid), dies in Switzerland at 88
1979 - Joan Blondell, American actress (Real McCoys), dies of leukemia at 73
1979 - Lee Bowman, actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover), dies at 64
1979 - Jordi Bonet, Quebec muralist and sculptor (b. 1932)
1980 - Fred Emney, actor (Adventures of a Private Eye), dies at 80
1980 - Louis Neefs, Belgian singer, dies at 43
1980 - Oscar Romero, archbishop of El Salvador, murdered
1983 - Joan Miro, Spanish surrealist, dies at his home in Majorca at 90
1985 - George Rhodes, orchestra leader (Sammy Davis Jr Show), dies at 66
1988 - Ooka Shohei, Japanese novelist (b. 1909)
1988 - Edward Pelham-Clinton, 10th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne (b. 1920)
1989 - Barrel Regtien, student leader, dies
1989 - Billy Martin, NY Yankee manager, killed in a car accident at 61
1989 - Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's dictator Nicolea, executed
1989 - Nicolea Ceausescu, dictator of Romania, executed
1989 - Ton Regtien, Dutch student leader, dies at 51
1990 - Marguerite N Wittenberg, entertainer, dies of cancer at 77
1991 - Curt Bois, actor (Great Waltz, Boat is Full), dies at 90
1991 - Mahmood Hussain, cricketer (27 Tests for Pakistan, 68 wickets), dies
1991 - Orane Demazis, French actress (Marius, Fanny et Caesar), dies at 87
1991 - Sal Provenza, entertainer, dies of lymphoma at 45
1992 - Richard H Ichord, US leader of House Un-American Activities Committee, dies at 66
1992 - Garrison H Davidson, US lt-gen commandant (West Point), dies
1992 - Helen B M Fennell Joseph, English/South Afr anti-apartheid, dies at 87
1992 - Monica Dickens, English/US journalist/author, dies at 77
1992 - Ted Croker, RAF-pilot/sect English soccer team (sponsoring), dies
1993 - Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (b. 1899)
1994 - Pierre Dreyfus, French director of Renault (1955-75), dies at 87
1994 - Zail Singh, president of India (1982-87), dies at 78
1995 - Dean Martin, singer/actor (Return to Me), dies at 78
1995 - Emmanuel Levinas, philosopher, dies at 89
1995 - Jimmy Boucher, cricketer (great Irish all-rounder 1929-54), dies
1995 - Nikolai [Nicolas Leonidovich] Slonimsky, musicologist, dies at 101
1996 - Derek Prouse, writer actor/director (Le Scandale), dies at 74
1996 - Jon Benet Ramsey, Colo child beauty queen, murdered at 6
1996 - Rupert John, gov-gen of Grenadines (1970-76), dies
1997 - Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer, dies at 39
1997 - Denver Pyle, actor (Dukes of Hazzard), dies at 77
1997 - Giorgio Strehler, theatre director, dies at 76
1997 - Laurence Gower, academic, dies at 84
1998 - John Pulman, English snooker player (b. 1926)
1998 - Bryan MacLean, American singer, musician and songwriter (Love) (b. 1946)
1999 - Peter Jeffrey, English actor (b. 1929)
2000 - Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1939
2000 - Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (b. 1908)
2002 - William T. Orr, American television producer (b. 1917)
2003 - Nicholas Mavroules, American politician (b. 1929)
2004 - Gennady Strekalov, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1940)
2005 - Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (b. 1930)
2005 - Birgit Nilsson, Swedish singer (b. 1918)
2005 - Robert Barbers, Philippine senator (b. 1944)
Singer James BrownSinger James Brown (2006) 2006 - James Brown, rhythm & blues, gospel, jazz, soul and funk singer or simply the Godfather of Soul (Genius of Love, Hot Pants) dies at 73 from heart failure
2006 - Hiroaki Hidaka, Japanese serial killer (b. 1962)
2007 - Desmond Barrick, English Cricketer (b. 1927)
2007 - Mighty King Kong, Kenyan reggae musician. (b. 1973)
2008 - Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer (b. 1927)
2009 - Vic Chesnutt, American singer and songwriter (b. 1964)
2010 - Carlos Andrés Pérez, former President of Venezuela (b. 1922)
2012 - Frank Calabrese Sr [Frankie Breeze], American mafia hitman, dies at 75
2012 - Othmar Schneider, Austrian skier, dies at 84
2013 - Mike Hegan, American baseball player, dies from heart failure at 71

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