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December 30th

175 Notable deaths

Grigori Rasputin

Russian mystic (1869-1916).

Born January 21st, 1869 in Pokrovskoye, Tyumen Oblast.

Died December 30th, 1916 at 47 years old in Saint Petersburg (drowning, ballistic trauma).

Saddam Hussein

Iraqi president, army officer and baathist politician.

Born April 28th, 1937 in Al-Awja. [ref]

Died December 30th, 2006 at 69 years old in Kadhimiya (hanging). [ref]

José Rizal

Filipino nationalist and writer (1861-1896).

Born June 19th, 1861 in Calamba. [ref]

Died December 30th, 1896 at 35 years old in Manila (ballistic trauma).

Samuel Little

American serial killer.

Born June 7th, 1940 in Reynolds.

Died December 30th, 2020 at 80 years old in Lancaster. [ref]

Dawn Wells

American actress (1938-2020).

Born October 18th, 1938 in Reno. [ref]

Died December 30th, 2020 at 82 years old in Los Angeles (COVID-19). [ref]

Barbara Walters

American broadcast journalist (1929–2022).

Born September 25th, 1929 in Boston.

Died December 30th, 2022 at 93 years old in Manhattan. [ref]

Sonny Liston

American boxer.

Born May 8th, 1932 in St. Francis County.

Died December 30th, 1970 at 38 years old in Las Vegas (drug overdose).

Vikram Sarabhai

Father of indian space programme (1919-1971).

Born August 12th, 1919 in Ahmedabad.

Died December 30th, 1971 at 52 years old in Thiruvananthapuram.

Tom Wilkinson

English actor (1948–2023).

Born February 5th, 1948 in Leeds. [ref]

Died December 30th, 2023 at 75 years old in London. [ref]

Bobby Farrell

Aruban singer.

Born October 6th, 1949 in Oranjestad. [ref]

Died December 30th, 2010 at 61 years old in Saint Petersburg (myocardial infarction). [ref]

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