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Who died on 30 December?

Celebrities who died on 30 December

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Oldest

105 years, 13 days

Youngest

27 years, 7 months, 12 days

Born first

24 December 1881

Died first

30 December 1946

Born last

29 May 1990

Died last

30 December 2022

Iraqi politician and President Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein

Iraqi politician and President

2006
American broadcast journalist  Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters

American broadcast journalist

2022
American serial killer Samuel Little

Samuel Little

American serial killer

2020
Hong Kong singer and actress Anita Mui

Anita Mui

Hong Kong singer and actress

2003
American actress  Dawn Wells

Dawn Wells

American actress

2020
German-born Austrian and American film actress Luise Rainer

Luise Rainer

German-born Austrian and American film actress

2014
American test pilot Eugene Peyton Deatrick

Eugene Peyton Deatrick

American test pilot

2020
American clarinetist, composer, and bandleader Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw

American clarinetist, composer, and bandleader

2004
American composer Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers

American composer

1979
American director and teacher Jack Garfein

Jack Garfein

American director and teacher

2019
American basketball player-coach Sam Jones

Sam Jones

American basketball player-coach

2021
Indonesian actor and comedian  Dono

Dono

Indonesian actor and comedian

2001
actress Baken Kydykeyeva

Baken Kydykeyeva

actress

1993
British artist and satirical cartoonist Ronald Searle

Ronald Searle

British artist and satirical cartoonist

2011
American actor Lew Ayres

Lew Ayres

American actor

1996
Indian actor Chittoor Nagaiah

Chittoor Nagaiah

Indian actor

1973
German actress  Margitta Scherr

Margitta Scherr

German actress

2020
Indian film director Mrinal Sen

Mrinal Sen

Indian film director

2018
American actress Dorothy Comingore

Dorothy Comingore

American actress

1971
German author Peter Zingler

Peter Zingler

German author

2022
British politician  Charles Williams, Baron Williams of Elvel

Charles Williams, Baron Williams of Elvel

British politician

2019
Czech animator, illustrator, painter, director, scriptwriter, scenographer, sculptor and university educator Jiří Trnka

Jiří Trnka

Czech animator, illustrator, painter, director, scriptwriter, scenographer, sculptor and university educator

1969
American concept artist  Syd Mead

Syd Mead

American concept artist

2019
pakistani general Khalid Shameem Wynne

Khalid Shameem Wynne

pakistani general

2017
Aruban singer Bobby Farrell

Bobby Farrell

Aruban singer

2010
Dutch–Surinamese super heavyweight kickboxer Lloyd van Dams

Lloyd van Dams

Dutch–Surinamese super heavyweight kickboxer

2021
American actress Mary Brian

Mary Brian

American actress

2002
Maltese Cardinal Prosper Grech

Prosper Grech

Maltese Cardinal

2019
Russian and Soviet aerospace engineer Valentin Bliznyuk

Valentin Bliznyuk

Russian and Soviet aerospace engineer

2019
Argentine journalist and politician Héctor Timerman

Héctor Timerman

Argentine journalist and politician

2018
Activist associated with the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States Erica Garner

Erica Garner

Activist associated with the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States

2017
Player of American football Doug Atkins

Doug Atkins

Player of American football

2015
Film director Keisuke Kinoshita

Keisuke Kinoshita

Film director

1998
American actor Jack Nance

Jack Nance

American actor

1996

Abraham Ginzburg

2020
Major League Baseball shortstop Joe Boley

Joe Boley

Major League Baseball shortstop

1962
American jazz musician Eugene Wright

Eugene Wright

American jazz musician

2020
Australian singer  Seaman Dan

Seaman Dan

Australian singer

2020
American actress Lenore Ulric

Lenore Ulric

American actress

1970
Czechoslovak politician  Miklós Duray

Miklós Duray

Czechoslovak politician

2022
politician from Odisha, India Kishore Kumar Mohanty

Kishore Kumar Mohanty

politician from Odisha, India

2021
German-Jewish writer Edgar Hilsenrath

Edgar Hilsenrath

German-Jewish writer

2018
Italian-born American racing driver  Aldo Andretti

Aldo Andretti

Italian-born American racing driver

2020
Playwright, director Biswajit Das

Biswajit Das

Playwright, director

2004
Canadian politician Richard Patten

Richard Patten

Canadian politician

2021
American composer Charles Wakefield Cadman

Charles Wakefield Cadman

American composer

1946
Australian racing driver Horst Kwech

Horst Kwech

Australian racing driver

2019
American composer Stephen J. Lawrence

Stephen J. Lawrence

American composer

2021