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December 5th

172 Notable deaths

Nelson Mandela

First president of south africa and anti-apartheid activist (1918–2013).

Born July 18th, 1918 in Mvezo. [ref]

Died December 5th, 2013 at 95 years old in Houghton Estate (respiratory disease). [ref]

Princess Alice of Battenberg

(1885-1969); mother of prince philip, duke of edinburgh.

Born February 25th, 1885 in Windsor Castle.

Died December 5th, 1969 at 84 years old in Buckingham Palace.

August Ames

Canadian pornographic actress.

Born August 23rd, 1994 in Antigonish.

Died December 5th, 2017 at 23 years old in Camarillo (hanging).

Bob Dole

American politician (1923–2021).

Born July 22nd, 1923 in Russell.

Died December 5th, 2021 at 98 years old in Washington, D.C. (lung cancer). [ref]

Kirstie Alley

American actress (1951–2022).

Born January 12th, 1951 in Wichita.

Died December 5th, 2022 at 71 years old in Tampa (colorectal cancer). [ref]

Jayaram Jayalalithaa

Indian actress,former chief minister of tamil nadu.

Born February 24th, 1948 in Melukote.

Died December 5th, 2016 at 68 years old in Chennai (cardiac arrest). [ref]

Richard Speck

American mass murderer (1941-1991).

Born December 6th, 1941 in Kirkwood.

Died December 5th, 1991 at 49 years old in Joliet (myocardial infarction).

Shoeless Joe Jackson

American baseball player.

Born July 16th, 1887 in Pickens County.

Died December 5th, 1951 at 64 years old in Greenville (myocardial infarction).

Norman Lear

American television writer and producer (1922-2023).

Born July 27th, 1922 in New Haven.

Died December 5th, 2023 at 101 years old in Los Angeles (cardiac arrest). [ref]

Aurobindo Ghosh

Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet (1872-1950).

Born August 15th, 1872 in Sri Aurobindo Bhawan.

Died December 5th, 1950 at 78 years old in Pondicherry.

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