The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died on December 5th

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)

South African politician, philanthropist and President of South Africa
Richard Speck

Richard Speck (1941 - 1991)

American murderer
Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck (1920 - 2012)

American musician and composer
Bob Dole

Bob Dole (1923 - 2021)

American attorney and politician
Shoeless Joe Jackson

Shoeless Joe Jackson (1888 - 1951)

American baseball player
Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley (1951 - 2022)

American actress
Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo (1872 - 1950)

Indian philosopher
Norman Lear

Norman Lear (1922 - 2023)

American scriptwriter and producer
Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn (1930 - 2009)

American philosopher
Dynamite Kid

Dynamite Kid (1958 - 2018)

English wrestler
Denny Laine

Denny Laine (1944 - 2023)

English singer-songwriter and guitarist
Jorge Negrete

Jorge Negrete (1911 - 1953)

Mexican singer and actor
Roone Arledge

Roone Arledge (1931 - 2002)

American Sports and News Broadcasting Executive
Violetta Villas

Violetta Villas (1938 - 2011)

Polish singer-songwriter, composer, and actress
Eliza R. Snow

Eliza R. Snow (1804 - 1887)

American Mormon writer
Claudius Dornier

Claudius Dornier (1884 - 1969)

German airplane designer
Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer (1907 - 2012)

Brazilian architect
Joseph Erlanger

Joseph Erlanger (1874 - 1965)

American physiologist
Benjamin Holt

Benjamin Holt (1849 - 1920)

American inventor and businessman
August Ames

August Ames (1994 - 2017)

Canadian actress