The following is a list of notable world figures who died on December 27th.

  1. 418 - Zosimus, Greek pope
  2. 1076 - Prince Svyatoslav II of Kiev (b. 1027)
  3. 1381 - Edmund de Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, English politician
  4. 1548 - Francesco Spiera, Italian Protestant jurist (b. 1502)
  5. 1603 - Thomas Cartwright, English Puritan clergyman
  6. 1707 - Jean Mabillon, French palaeograopher and diplomat (b. 1632)
  7. 1737 - William Bowyer, English printer (b. 1663)
  8. 1743 - Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (b. 1659)
  9. 1771 - Henri Pitot, French engineer (b. 1695)
  10. 1782 - Henry Home, Lord Kames, Scottish philosopher (b. 1697)
  11. 1800 - Hugh Blair, Scottish preacher and man of letters (b. 1718)
  12. 1812 - Shneur Zalman of Liadi, Lithuanian rabbi and founder of Chabad Hasidism (b. 1745)
  13. 1836 - Stephen F. Austin, American pioneer (b. 1793)
  14. 1858 - Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, French composer (b. 1785)
  15. 1896 - John Brown, British manufacturer (b. 1816)
  16. 1900 - William George Armstrong, English inventor, industrialist, and engineer (b. 1810)
  17. 1914 - Charles Martin Hall, American chemist and inventor (b. 1863)
  18. 1923 - Gustave Eiffel, French engineer and architect (b. 1832)
  19. 1925 - Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (b. 1895)
  20. 1938 - Calvin Bridges, American geneticist (b. 1889)
  21. 1938 - Osip Mandelstam, Russian poet (b. 1891)
  22. 1950 - Max Beckmann, German painter (b. 1884)
  23. 1953 - Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (b. 1894)
  24. 1955 - Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, English soldier (b. 1881)
  25. 1956 - Lambert McKenna, Irish editor and lexicographer.
  26. 1966 - Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (b. 1906)
  27. 1972 - Lester B. Pearson, fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada, recipient of the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1897)
  28. 1974 - Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (b. 1898)
  29. 1978 - Bob Luman, American Country and Rockabilly singer (b. 1937)
  30. 1978 - Houari Boumédienne, President of Algeria (b. 1932)
  31. 1981 - Hoagy Carmichael, American composer and singer (b. 1899)
  32. 1988 - Hal Ashby, American film director (b. 1929)
  33. 1992 - Kay Boyle, American writer (b. 1902)
  34. 1997 - Brendan Gill, American columnist and humorist (b. 1914)
  35. 1997 - Billy Wright, Irish Protestant paramilitary leader (b. 1960)
  36. 2002 - George Roy Hill, American film director (b. 1922)
  37. 2003 - Alan Bates, English actor (b. 1934)
  38. 2003 - Ivan Calderon, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player (murdered) (b. 1962)
  39. 2004 - Hank Garland, American musician (b. 1930)
  40. 2005 - William Doody, Canadian politician (b. 1931)