People died on 21 December

(14 found)

Dick Enberg
sports analyst, tv, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Alan Enberg
Also Known As:
Dick Breen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 19 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster for baseball, basketball and football games.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry24 February 1998

Bruce McCandless
space, aviator, military

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce McCandless II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Navy aviator and astronaut. First untethered EVA.

Space Missions:

STS-31
Shuttle Discovery, launched April 24, 1990

Duration: 5d 1h.
STS-41-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched February 03, 1984

Duration: 7d 23h.

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Lee Dorman
bassist, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Lee Dorman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist, band Iron Butterfly.

Dick Schaap
sports analyst, writer, news

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Jay Schaap
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sports news on NBC, ABC and ESPN.

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Albert King
blues, musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Nelson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Laundromat Blues.

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St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6370 Delmar Boulevard

Clarence Johnson
engineer, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Leonard Johnson
Also Known As:
Kelly Johnson
Nickname(s):
Kelly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Aeronautical engineer. Primary designer of the Lockheed U2 and the SR-71 Blackbird spy planes. Before that, the P-38 Lightning and F-104 Starfighter.

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Marc Connelly
writer, director, producer, lyricist, educator, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Marcus Cook Connelly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Madeline Hurlock by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1930. Play The Green Pastures. Movie The Spirit of St. Louis.

H.B. Warner
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Byron Lickfold
Also Known As:
Henry Byron Warner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies It's a Wonderful Life, The Ten Commandments, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Lost Horizon, Savage Drums and some silent films.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

George Patton
military, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
George Smith Patton Jr.
Also Known As:
George S. Patton
Nickname(s):
Bandito
Old Blood and Guts
The Old Man
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

1912 Olympics in the pentathlon, placing fifth. Action with tanks in World War I. Commanded major events on World War II. Final rank was (4 star) General. Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE). Died days after injury in an automobile crash.

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Peetie Wheatstraw
singer, blues, musician, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
William Bunch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blues singer and pianist. Died in a car accident after car hit a standing freight train.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
Nickname(s):
Scott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Zelda Fitzgerald, until he died.
Older than Zelda Fitzgerald by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Novels This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender is the Night, The Great Gatsby. Short story, made into a movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

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Ted Healy
actor, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Lee Nash
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Curly in early Stooges. Beaten badly. Died of beating or effects of alcoholism.

Iris Stuart
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Frances McCann
Also Known As:
Iris McCann
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1927). Movie Casey at the Bat. Died of tuberculosis.

Hobey Baker
hockey, aviator, air crash, accident, news

Real/Birth Name:
Hobart Amory Hare Baker
Nickname(s):
Hobey
Hobie
the blond Adonis of the gridiron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
26, 25 days before his 27th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Princeton University, both hockey and football. Considered one of the early great ice hockey players. Flew in World War I. Plane crashed after takeoff, in France, he was the pilot.

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