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Tommy DeVito
(Founding member, vocalist, and lead guitarist of rock band the Four Seasons)
Tommy DeVito
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belleville, New Jersey, United States
Died: September 21, 2020
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 2 
Joe Diffie
(Singer-songwriter)
Joe Diffie
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Died: March 29, 2020
 3 
John Horton Conway
(British Mathematician Known for His Contributions to 'Combinatorial Game Theory (CGT)')
John Horton Conway
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 26, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: April 11, 2020

Remembered as versatile mathematician, game wizard and polymath, John Horton Conway had limitless curiosity, which matched with his scientific originality. Although he is best known for devising the cellular automation called Game of Life, he made significant contributions to group theory, number theory, algebra, geometric topology, theoretical physics, combinatorial game theory and geometry. Conway published many outstanding papers in these fields.

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Li Wenliang
(Chinese Ophthalmologist Who First Warned His Colleagues of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Wuhan)
Li Wenliang
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beizhen, Jinzhou, Liaoning, China
Died: February 7, 2020

Chinese ophthalmologist Li Wenliang was one of the first to identify the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan. In late 2019, he alerted his colleagues of an illness that resembled SARS but didn’t respond to usual treatment. He was reprimanded and later died of COVID-19. He is since regarded as a medical hero.

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 5 
Adam Schlesinger
(Musician)
Adam Schlesinger
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 31, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 1, 2020
 6 
Annie Glenn
(Disability rights activist)
Annie Glenn
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: May 19, 2020
 7 
Zindzi Mandela
(Diplomat)
Zindzi Mandela
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: July 13, 2020

Zindzi Mandela was a South African poet and diplomat best known as the daughter of the famous anti-apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela. From 1996 to 1998, she also served as a temporary First Lady of South Africa. Over the years, she has been portrayed in films and TV films, such as Mrs Mandela (2009), Invictus (2009), and Mandela (1987).

 8 
Andrew Jack
(Voice coach)
Andrew Jack
2
Birthdate: January 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 31, 2020
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Abdul Qadeer Khan
(Nuclear Physicist, Metallurgical Engineer)
Abdul Qadeer Khan
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: October 10, 2021

Pakistani engineer Abdul Qadeer Khan was a major figure in the development of his country’s nuclear plans. His research also focused on uranium enrichment. He was later apparently involved in transfer of nuclear technology to Iran, among other countries, but was pardoned by then-president Pervez Musharraf.

 10 
Allen Garfield
(Actor)
Allen Garfield
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Birthdate: November 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 7, 2020
 11 
Manu Dibango
(Musician)
Manu Dibango
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon
Died: March 24, 2020
 12 
Fred the Godson
(DJ)
Fred the Godson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 23, 2020
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Soumitra Chatterjee
(One of the Most Influential Actors of Indian Bengali Cinema Known for His Collaborations with Director 'Satyajit Ray')
Soumitra Chatterjee
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Birthdate: January 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: November 15, 2020

Soumitra Chatterjee was an Indian film actor, director, writer, playwright, singer, and poet. He often collaborated with prominent director Satyajit Ray, with whom he worked in 14 films. A veteran actor with over 210 film appearances, he was the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, including the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest award in cinema given by the government of India.  

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Ken Shimura
(Comedian)
Ken Shimura
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Birthdate: February 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Higashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan
Died: March 29, 2020
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Tim Brooke-Taylor
(Comedian)
Tim Brooke-Taylor
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Birthdate: July 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buxton, England
Died: April 12, 2020
 16 
Terrance McNally
(Playwright)
Terrance McNally
3
Birthdate: November 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Died: March 24, 2020
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Lloyd Cadena
(Filipino YouTuber, Author, and Radio Personality)
Lloyd Cadena
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: September 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Parañaque, Philippines
Died: September 4, 2020
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 18 
Tarun Gogoi
(Politician)
Tarun Gogoi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jorhat, Assam India
Died: November 23, 2020
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Rahat Indori
(Poet)
Rahat Indori
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: August 11, 2020

Urdu poet Rahat Indori had an illustrious and versatile career as a painter, a Bollywood lyricist, and a professor. A regular at poetry events such as Kavi Sammelan, he was known for his captivating couplets such as Kisi Ke Baap Ka Hindustan Thodi Hai. He died of COVID-19 in 2020.

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Abiola Ajimobi
(Nigerian Politician Who Became the First Oyo State Governor to Serve 2 Terms)
Abiola Ajimobi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 16, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oja'ba, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
Died: June 25, 2020

Former senator from Oyo State in Nigeria, Abiola Ajimobi was previously an oil tycoon who headed the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company as its MD/CEO. The first Oyo State governor to successfully serve 2 terms, he died of COVID-19 in 2020 at age 70.

 21 
James T. Goodrich
(American Neurosurgeon Who Gained Worldwide Recognition for Performing Multiple Successful Separations of Conjoined Twins)
James T. Goodrich
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: March 30, 2020

Pediatric neurosurgeon James T. Goodrich was an expert in cranial reconstructive surgeries and also conducted multiple successful operations on separating conjoined twins. The Columbia University alumnus also had also served the US Marines during the Vietnam War. He was also fond of travel and surfing. He succumbed to COVID-19 at age 73.

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Lee Fierro
(Actress)
Lee Fierro
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Birthdate: February 13, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United States
Died: April 5, 2020
 23 
Fred Dean
(American football player)
Fred Dean
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Arcadia, Louisiana, United States
Died: October 14, 2020
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 24 
Ty
(Rapper)
Ty
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 7, 2020
 25 
Liang Wudong
(Physician)
Liang Wudong
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: China
Died: January 25, 2020
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Julie Bennett
(Actress)
Julie Bennett
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Birthdate: January 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: March 31, 2020
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Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma
(Political Activist and a Member of the 'House of Bourbon-Parma')
Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 28, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 26, 2020

Her activism and outspokenness had earned Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma the nickname Red Princess. Part of the Spanish royal family, she was educated at the Sorbonne. She later supported the Carlist movement and was a champion of women’s rights, too. She eventually died of COVID-19 at age 86.

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Bennie G. Adkins
(Soldier)
Bennie G. Adkins
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Waurika, Oklahoma, United States
Died: April 17, 2020
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Jay Johnstone
(Baseball player)
Jay Johnstone
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manchester, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 26, 2020
 30 
Irvin Baxter Jr.
(Televangelist)
Irvin Baxter Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 8, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richmond, Indiana, United States
Died: November 3, 2020
 31 
Saeb Erekat
(Palestinian Diplomat and Politician)
Saeb Erekat
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abu Dis, Jordanian-ruled West Bank
Died: November 10, 2020
Saeb Erekat was a Palestinian diplomat and politician. He was a Member of the Palestinian Parliament for Jericho from 1996 to 2020. As the chief negotiator, Erekat was involved in almost all negotiations with Israel from 1995 to 2003. He also served as the secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization's executive committee from 2015 until his demise in 2020. 
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Bill Mack
(Songwriter)
Bill Mack
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shamrock, Texas, United States
Died: July 31, 2020
 33 
Momcilo Krajisnik
(Bosnian Serb Political Leader Who was Found Guilty of Committing Crimes Against Humanity During the Bosnian War)
Momcilo Krajisnik
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: September 15, 2020

Momcilo Krajisnik was a Bosnian Serb politician best known for co-founding the Serb Democratic Party alongside Radovan Karadžić. Although he was an important politician, Momčilo Krajišnik was accused of crimes against humanity in 2006 and was given a 20-year prison sentence.

 34 
Bruce Williamson
(Singer)
Bruce Williamson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: September 6, 2020
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Charles Bukeko
(Actor)
Charles Bukeko
1
Birthdate: July 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Busia, Kenya
Died: July 18, 2020
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Sven Wollter
(Actor)
Sven Wollter
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Birthdate: January 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Died: November 10, 2020

 Hailed as one of the most celebrated Swedish actors, Sven Wollter was also an influential political activist, working for the Swedish communist party since his youth. Beginning his career on the stage, he debuted on screen as Gusten in Hemsöborna, gaining instant fame for it, continuing with his activism as well as acting till the very end.

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Irinej, Serbian Patriarch
(Priest)
Irinej, Serbian Patriarch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vidova, Čačak, Drina Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died: November 20, 2020
 38 
Nashom Wooden
(Musical Artist)
Nashom Wooden
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Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 23, 2020
 39 
Alan Merrill
(Musician)
Alan Merrill
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 29, 2020
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Ragaa Al Geddawy
(Actress)
Ragaa Al Geddawy
1
Birthdate: September 6, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ismailia, Egypt
Died: July 5, 2020
 41 
Abba Kyari
(Businessperson)
Abba Kyari
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Borno, Nigeria
Died: April 17, 2020
 42 
Lorena Borjas
(Activist)
Lorena Borjas
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Veracruz, Mexico
Died: March 30, 2020
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Floyd Cardoz
(Chef)
Floyd Cardoz
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: October 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: March 25, 2020
 44 
Lee Konitz
(American composer)
Lee Konitz
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 13, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 15, 2020
 45 
Sterling Magee
(Musician)
Sterling Magee
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mount Olive, Mississippi, USA
Died: September 6, 2020
 46 
Donald Kennedy
(Scientist)
Donald Kennedy
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 21, 2020

Former Stanford University president and renowned neurobiologist Donald Kennedy had also been the chief editor of Science and the FDA commissioner. He is best remembered for his research on motor activity and the central nervous system, and his memoir, A Place in the Sun. He died of COVID-19 at age 88.

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Eric Hall
(Sports agent)
Eric Hall
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bethnal Green, London
Died: November 16, 2020
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Lynn Kellogg
(Actress)
Lynn Kellogg
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Birthdate: April 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
Died: November 12, 2020
 49 
Christophe
(Musician)
Christophe
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Juvisy-sur-Orge, Île-de-France, France
Died: April 16, 2020

Christophe was a French singer and songwriter known for his hit songs Marionettes and J'ai entendu la mer. He began his career as a teenager and led a pop group. He rose to fame in his early 20s and had a successful career spanning several decades. He died during the global Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.  

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Enzo Mari
(Designer)
Enzo Mari
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Novara, Italy
Died: October 19, 2020