Died on this Day

Anniversary Date: 26-Dec

Died on This Day (26-Dec)

Person Person Description Age Anniv
Sleepy LaBeef Sleepy LaBeef Thomas Paulsley LaBeff , known professionally as Sleepy LaBeef, was an American singer and musician. American singer 84 1
Johnny Bower Johnny Bower John William Bower , nicknamed "The China Wall", was a Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender who won four Stanley Cups during his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Canadian NHL player 93 3
Marta Eggerth Marta Eggerth Marta Eggerth was a Hungarian actress and singer from "The Silver Age of Operetta". American singer and actress 101 7
Sam Rivers Sam Rivers Samuel Carthorne Rivers was an American jazz musician and composer. American musician 88 9
Vincent Schiavelli Vincent Schiavelli Vincent Andrew Schiavelli was an American character actor noted for his work on stage, screen, and television. American character actor and food writer 57 15
Jason Robards Jason Robards Jason Nelson Robards Jr. was an American actor. Known as an interpreter of the works of playwright Eugene O'Neill, Robards received two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor. American actor 78 20
Nancy Cruzan Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health, 497 U. Right to die campaigner 33 30
Richard Chase Richard Chase Richard Trenton Chase was an American serial killer, cannibal, and necrophile who killed six people in the span of a month in 1977 and 1978 in Sacramento, California. Serial Killer 30 40
Lillian Board Lillian Board Lillian Barbara Board, MBE was a British athlete. She won the silver medal in the 400 metres at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, and two gold medals at the 1969 European Championships in Athletics in Athens. Athlete 22 50
Carl Legien Carl Legien Carl Legien was a German unionist, moderate Social Democratic politician and first President of the International Federation of Trade Unions. German politician 59 100
Person Person Description Age Anniv
Wendy Beckett Wendy Beckett Wendy Mary Beckett , better known as Sister Wendy, was a British religious sister and art historian who became known internationally during the 1990s when she presented a series of BBC television documentaries on the history of art. British religious sister 88 2
James B. Edwards James B. Edwards James Burrows Edwards was an American politician and administrator from South Carolina. United States Secretary of Energy 87 6
Gerry Anderson Gerry Anderson Gerald Alexander Anderson MBE was an English television and film producer, director, writer and occasional voice artist. Film Producer 83 8
Albert Ghiorso Albert Ghiorso Albert Ghiorso was an American nuclear scientist and co-discoverer of a record 12 chemical elements on the periodic table. Nuclear scientist 95 10
Reggie White Reggie White Reginald Howard White was an American professional football player who played defensive end in the National Football League for 15 seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. US Footballer 43 16
Walter Horn Walter Horn Walter William Horn was a German-American medievalist scholar noted for his work on the timber vernacular architecture of the Middle Ages. German art historian 87 25
Dian Fossey Dian Fossey Dian Fossey was an American primatologist and conservationist known for undertaking an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups from 1966 until her murder in 1985. American zoologist 53 35
Jean-Louis Baribeau Jean-Louis Baribeau Jean-Louis Baribeau was a Canadian politician and a Member of the House of Commons. Canadian politician 82 45
Frank Lange Frank Lange Frank Herman Lange was a pitcher and pinch hitter in Major League Baseball. Major League Baseball pitcher 62 75
Egidius Junger Egidius Junger Egidius Jünger, also spelled Aegidius Jünger , was a German-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. Catholic bishop 62 125