Died On April 20th

Discover the most famous people who died on April 20. The list includes people like Bram Stoker, Benny Hill, Cantinflas, Leon Battista Alberti, Guy Hamilton. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, political leaders, novelists and philosophers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Japan & France and many more countries.
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Avicii
(Swedish DJ & Remixer Known for His Single 'Levels')
Avicii
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2018

Avicii was a Swedish international DJ, remixer, musician and songwriter. He attained fame with his single, Levels, in 2011. His debut studio album, True, released in 2013 received positive reviews. His second studio album, Stories, was released in 2015. He suffered from mental health issues and died by suicide at age 28. His third album, Tim, was released posthumously in 2019.

 2 
Benny Hill
(Comedian, Actor, Singer and Writer who is Best Remembered for his Television Programme 'The Benny Hill Show')
Benny Hill
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Birthdate: January 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Died: 1992

Benny Hill was an English comedian, writer, singer, and actor. Best known for his TV program The Benny Hill Show, Hill remained an important figure in British culture for almost 40 years. The show is regarded as one of the greatest British comedy programs ever. In 2006, Hill was voted one of TV's 50 Greatest Stars in an ITV poll.

 3 
Rubin Carter
(American-Canadian Middleweight Boxer, Wrongfully Convicted and Imprisoned for Murder)
Rubin Carter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Clifton, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2014

Rubin Carter was an American-Canadian boxer whose boxing career was overshadowed by his murder conviction; after serving almost 20 years of prison term, it was revealed that he was wrongfully convicted of murder. His autobiography, The Sixteenth Round, which he had written during his time in prison, inspired the 1999 film, The Hurricane, where Denzel Washington played Rubin Carter.

 4 
Christopher Robin Milne
(Author)
Christopher Robin Milne
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1996
 5 
Bram Stoker
(Irish Author Best Known for His Horror Novel ‘Dracula’)
Bram Stoker
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 8, 1847
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1912
Irish author Bram Stoker wrote the iconic Gothic novel Dracula, which has inspired scores of movies over the years. The Victorian-era author also served as the personal assistant of actor Sir Henry Irving and managed the Lyceum Theatre, which was owned by Irving. He had also written many short stories.
 6 
Cantinflas
(One of the Most Popular Entertainers in the History of Latin-American Cinema)
Cantinflas
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Birthdate: August 12, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 1993

Cantinflas was a Mexican actor, comedian, and filmmaker. Dubbed the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico, Cantinflas is best remembered for playing Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days, for which he won a Golden Globe Award. Regarded as one of the most popular Mexican comedians of all time, Cantinflas is celebrated as a popular icon throughout Spain and Latin America. 

 7 
Christian X
(Former King of Denmark (1912 - 1947))
Christian X
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Birthdate: September 26, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charlottenlund, Denmark
Died: 1947
Christian X was the first Danish royal to complete high school, although he took up military education after this, following the royal tradition. He showed his resistance to Germans when he went on horse rides regularly during the German occupation. He later became an invalid after falling from his horse.
 8 
Richard Proenneke
(Naturalist)
Richard Proenneke
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Birthdate: May 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lee County, Iowa
Died: 2003
 9 
Cuba Gooding Sr.
(The most successful lead singer of the soul group)
Cuba Gooding Sr.
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
George Clinton
(4th Vice President of the United States)
George Clinton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 26, 1739
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Little Britain, New York, United States
Died: 1812

George Clinton is one of the pioneers of funk music. He initially released multiple hits with the collective Parliament-Funkadelic and then launched a solo career with the album Computer Games and the singles Loopzilla and Atomic Dog. He has also lent his voice to the TV movie Freaknik: The Musical.

 11 
Don Siegel
(Film director)
Don Siegel
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Birthdate: October 26, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: 1991
 12 
Tim Hetherington
(War correspondent, Photographer, Film director, Film producer, Photojournalist, Journalist, War photographer)
Tim Hetherington
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: December 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Birkenhead
Died: 2011

Tim Hetherington was a British photojournalist who produced films and books among other work that ranged from fly-poster exhibitions to multi-screen installations. Hetherington is remembered for co-directing the 2010 documentary film Restrepo, which received the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Hetherington was killed at the age of 40 while covering the Libyan civil war in 2011. 

 13 
Victoria Wood
(British Comedian Best Known for the Sketch Series ‘Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV')
Victoria Wood
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Birthdate: May 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prestwich, Lancashire, England
Died: 2016

Multi-talented English comedian, Victoria Wood was also an actress, lyricist, singer, composer, pianist, screenwriter, producer, and director. Wood started her career with the TV show That's Life! and established herself as one of Britain's greatest stand-up comedians. She wrote sketches, dramas, and popular sitcoms and her self-deprecating humor got her 14 BAFTA nominations of which she won four. 

 14 
Guy Hamilton
(Film Director)
Guy Hamilton
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Birthdate: September 16, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2016
 15 
Paul Celan
(One of the Most Important and Influential German-Language Poets of the Post-Second World War Era)
Paul Celan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 23, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Died: 1970

Paul Celan was a Romanian-born poet who wrote in the German language. One of the most important and influential German-language poets of the post-Second World War era, Celan was awarded the Bremen Literature Prize and the Georg Büchner Prize in 1958 and 1960 respectively. Paul Celan is also remembered for his work as a translator.

 16 
Dwayne Washington
(Basketball Player)
Dwayne Washington
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 17 
Steve Marriott
(Rock Singer and Frontman Guitarist for the Rock Bands 'Small Faces' and 'Humble Pie')
Steve Marriott
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manor Park, London, England
Died: 1991

Steve Marriott was an English musician who served as the frontman guitarist of popular rock bands like Small Faces and Humble Pie. In Britain, he became a mod-style icon during his career and was one of the most photographed celebrities at that time. Steve Marriott died at the age of 44 and was posthumously honored with an Ivor Novello Award.

 18 
Jean Louis
(Artist, Screenwriter, Costume designer)
Jean Louis
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 5, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1997

Jean Louis was a French-born costume designer who worked predominantly in Hollywood. In an illustrious Hollywood career that spanned more than four decades, Louis designed outfits for almost every Hollywood star including Rita Hayworth, Lucille Ball, and Judy Garland. Jean Louis is also credited with designing Marilyn Monroe's iconic dress worn at President John F. Kennedy's 45th birthday celebration.

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Archibald MacLeish
(Librarian, Poet, Playwright, Writer, University teacher, Poet lawyer, Lawyer)
Archibald MacLeish
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 7, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glencoe
Died: 1982
 20 
Karl Ferdinand Braun
(German Electrical Engineer Who Made Significant Contribution to the Development of Radio and Television Technology)
Karl Ferdinand Braun
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Birthdate: June 6, 1850
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fulda, Germany
Died: 1918

Karl Ferdinand Braun was a German electrical engineer, inventor, and physicist. He made significant contributions to the development of radio and TV technology. In 1909, he jointly received the Nobel Prize in Physics with Guglielmo Marconi for their contribution to the development of wireless telegraphy. His work led to the later development of radar, smart antennas, and MIMO. 

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Magdalena Abakanowicz
(Sculptor)
Magdalena Abakanowicz
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Birthdate: June 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Falenty, Poland
Died: 2017
 22 
Elizabeth Barton
(English Catholic Nun)
Elizabeth Barton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1506 AD
Birthplace: Aldington Frith , England
Died: 1534

Elizabeth Barton was an English Catholic nun best remembered for her prophecies. Although her prophecies, which were fairly accurate, made her popular, they eventually led to her death. Her prophecy against Henry VIII was deemed fake and she was executed for treason. Barton continues to be revered by churches like the Anglican Catholic Church.

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Giuseppe Peano
(Italian Mathematician and Glottologist)
Giuseppe Peano
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 27, 1858
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cuneo, Italy
Died: 1932

Remembered as the founder of symbolic logic, Giuseppe Peano laid down the symbols of union and intersection of sets. He also worked on geometric calculus and taught at institutes such as the University of Turin. His works are written in a simplified version of Latin. He was knighted by Italy.

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Güyük Khan
(3rd Khagan-Emperor of the Mongol Empire From 1246 to 1248)
Güyük Khan
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Birthdate: March 19, 1206
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Khamag Mongol
Died: 1248
Güyük Khan was as aggressive in his expansion strategies as his grandfather Genghis Khan, but his premature death prevented any further Mongol invasion of Western Europe. A believer of Nestorianism, a Christian sect, he trusted his Christian advisors and was also known for his conflict with his cousin Batu.
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Idriss Déby
(6th President of Chad)
Idriss Déby
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fada, Chad Fada, French Equatorial Africa (now Chad)
Died: 2021
 26 
Lizzy Mercier Descloux
(Musician)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 16, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2004
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William Burges
(Architect)
William Burges
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 2, 1827
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: 1881

William Burges was a British architect and designer best remembered for building castles like Cardiff Castle and Castell Coch. Apart from designing castles, churches, and houses, William Burges also designed sculptures, metalwork, furniture, jewelry, and stained glass.

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Cassie Bernall
(Victim of Columbine High School Massacre)
Cassie Bernall
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wheat Ridge, Colorado, United States
Died: 1999
 29 
Señor Wences
(Ventriloquist)
Señor Wences
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salamanca, Spain
Died: 1999
 30 
Tul Bahadur Pun
(Military personnel)
Tul Bahadur Pun
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 23, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Myagdi District
Died: 2011
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Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal
(Prime Minister of Mongolia (1952–74))
Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Davst, Mongolia
Died: 1991
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Malhar Rao Holkar
(Noble subedar of the Maratha Empire)
Malhar Rao Holkar
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 16, 1693
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jejuri, Pune, India
Died: 1766
 33 
Dorothy Height
(Educator)
Dorothy Height
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 24, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: 2010
 34 
Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon
(Fashion Designer and Widely Acknowledged Innovator in Couture Styles)
Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1935
 35 
Prince Frederick of Prussia
(Prince)
Prince Frederick of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 19, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1966
 36 
Andrew Hill
(Jazz Pianist)
Andrew Hill
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 30, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2007
 37 
Usman dan Fodio
(Founder and the First Caliph of Sokoto Caliphate)
Usman dan Fodio
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Birthdate: December 15, 1754
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gobir, Nigeria
Died: 1817

Fulani scholar, Sunni Islamic religious teacher, philosopher and revolutionary Usman Ɗan Fodio became the founder and first Sultan of Sokoto Caliphate in West Africa after defeating the Hausa Kingdoms in the Fulani War. Usman encouraged literacy and scholarship for both men and women. He is viewed as a Mujaddid by Muslims and considered the most significant reforming leader of Africa. 

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Zhengde
(Emperor)
Zhengde
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Birthdate: October 27, 1491
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: 1521
 39 
Tempest Storm
(Actress)
Tempest Storm
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Birthdate: February 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Eastman, Georgia
Died: 2021
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Sir Bernard Katz
(Biophysicist)
Sir Bernard Katz
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: 2003

Nobel Prize-winning German-born British physician Sir Bernard Katz is remembered for his research on nerves and muscles. The Carnegie fellowship winner had also been part of the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II. He was also knighted for his achievements and made a Fellow of the Royal Society.

 41 
Pontiac
(Warrior)
Pontiac
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1720 AD
Birthplace: Great Lakes region
Died: 1769
 42 
Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein
(Prince of Liechtenstein)
Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 26, 1760
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1836
 43 
Daijiro Kato
(Motorcycle racer)
Daijiro Kato
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Birthdate: July 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saitama
Died: 2003
 44 
Mitsumasa Yonai
(Politician,Prime Minister)
Mitsumasa Yonai
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 2, 1880
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
Died: 1948
 45 
Neville Wran
(Politician)
Neville Wran
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paddington
Died: 2014
 46 
Cosmo Duff-Gordon
(Sportsman)
Cosmo Duff-Gordon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 22, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1931
 47 
Milovan Djilas
(Deputy Prime Minister of Yugoslavia from 1953 to 1954)
Milovan Djilas
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 12, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mojkovac, Montenegro
Died: 1995

Milovan Đilas was a Yugoslav politician, author, and theorist. He is best remembered for his service as the Deputy Prime Minister of Yugoslavia from 1953 to 1954. Milovan Djilas played a key role during the Second World War, where he was active in the Partisan movement.

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Alistair MacLeod
(Writer, Novelist, University teacher)
Alistair MacLeod
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: North Battleford
Died: 2014
 49 
Peter Bartholomew
(French pilgrim)
Peter Bartholomew
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: 1099
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Rosalie Gicanda
(Queen)
Rosalie Gicanda
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Birthdate: 1928 AD
Birthplace: Rwamagana, Rwanda
Died: 1994