Died On April 22nd

Discover the most famous people who died on April 22. The list includes people like Richard Nixon, Ansel Adams, Miguel de Cervantes, Jack Cardiff, Emilio Segrè. Famous personalities featured on this list, include lawyers, physicists, actors and artists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Germany and many more countries.
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Richard Nixon
(37th President of the United States)
Richard Nixon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 9, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States
Died: 1994

Richard Nixon is the only American president in the history so far to resign from the office. His name is synonymous with the infamous Watergate scandal which led to his resignation. But his regime saw several positives too, such as end to the U.S involvement in the Vietnam War, improvement in the relationship with Soviet Union and China, and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency.

 2 
Ansel Adams
(Photographer)
Ansel Adams
30
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: February 20, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1984

Ansel Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist. Best known for capturing the beauty of the American West, Adams helped found the Group f/64. He also formulated a photographic technique called the Zone System, which helped photographers come up with clearer images. For his photographic work and advocacy for environmental conservation, Ansel Adams was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 3 
Pat Tillman
(American Professional Football Player Who Joined Army After September 11, 2001 Attacks)
Pat Tillman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fremont, California, United States
Died: 2004

Pat Tillman was an American football player who represented the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. Tillman's decision to join the US Army after the September 11, 2001 attacks proved to be costly as he died in Afghanistan as a result of friendly fire. He became the first football player since Bob Kalsu to be killed in combat.

 4 
Erin Moran
(Actress)
Erin Moran
15
Birthdate: October 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 5 
Miguel de Cervantes
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 29, 1547
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Died: 1616

Miguel de Cervantes was a Spanish writer best known for his work Don Quixote, which is considered one of the high points of world literature. He is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of all time and the greatest writer to ever write in the Spanish language. His works have influenced other works of art like music and paintings.

 6 
Linda Lovelace
(American Adult Film Star)
Linda Lovelace
20
Birthdate: January 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, New York
Died: 2002
 7 
Will Geer
(Actor, Musician and Social Activist Known for His Role as ‘Zebulon Walton’ in the TV Series ‘The Waltons’)
Will Geer
10
Birthdate: March 9, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frankfort, Indiana, United States
Died: 1978
Actor and social activist Will Geer actively participated in the labor movements of the the 1930s and 1940s in New York and Southern California. He traveled across the U.S. with singer Woody Guthrie, during the Great Depression. Hollywood blacklisted him as a result of his leftist activities.
 8 
Vanessa Guillén
(Soldier who was murdered on April 22, 2020, inside a Fort Hood, Texas)
Vanessa Guillén
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 30, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: United sates
Died: 2020
 9 
Terrence Clarke
(Basketball player)
Terrence Clarke
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 6, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 10 
Richie Havens
(Singer)
Richie Havens
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 2013
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 11 
Erma Bombeck
(Humorist)
Erma Bombeck
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bellbrook, Ohio, United States
Died: 1996
 12 
Alida Valli
(Former Actress who appeared in more than 100 films in a 70-year career)
Alida Valli
4
Birthdate: May 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pola, Italy
Died: 2006
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 13 
Guy Lafleur
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Right Winger)
Guy Lafleur
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thurso, Quebec, Canada
Died: 2022
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 14 
Richard Trevithick
(Pioneer of steam-powered road & rail transport)
Richard Trevithick
10
Birthdate: April 13, 1771
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tregajorran, Cornwall, England
Died: 1833

Richard Trevithick was a British mining engineer and inventor. A pioneer of rail transport and steam-powered vehicles, Trevithick is credited with developing the first working railway steam locomotive and the first high-pressure steam engine. He was a highly respected figure in the fields of engineering and mining during the peak of his career.

 15 
Tom Conway
(British Actor Best Known for His Portrayals of Private Detectives)
Tom Conway
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Birthdate: September 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1967

Best known for playing detectives such as The Falcon and Sherlock Holmes, British actor Tom Conway also appeared in 2 Tarzan movies and a few Val Lewton cult horror movies. His performance in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents was appreciated by critics. He also voiced a role in 101 Dalmatians.

 16 
Mircea Eliade
(Historian of Religion and Author)
Mircea Eliade
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Birthdate: March 13, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: 1986

Mircea Eliade was a Romanian fiction writer, historian of religion, professor at the University of Chicago, and philosopher. His stories and novels have been adapted into films, such as The Bengali Night, which was directed by Nicolas Klotz. His works have also influenced writers all over the world.

 17 
Earl Hines
(Jazz musician)
Earl Hines
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Duquesne, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1983
 18 
Käthe Kollwitz
(German Artist Known for Depicting Poverty, Hunger and War in Her Works 'The Weavers' and 'The Peasant War')
Käthe Kollwitz
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Birthdate: July 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Königsberg, Russia
Died: 1945

Noted for series like Weavers’ Revolt and Peasants’ War, sculptor and graphic artist, Käthe Kollwitz, came in contact with the urban poor when she moved into Berlin's working class area. Touched by their plight, she soon started portraying them through her etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, and drawings, quickly becoming a powerful advocate for those suffering from social injustice, war, and inhumanity.

 19 
Henry Royce
(British Engineer and Co-founder of the 'Rolls-Royce')
Henry Royce
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 27, 1863
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alwalton, Huntingdonshire, England
Died: 1933

Famous for his designs of car and airplane engines, fifteen years old Frederick Henry Royce learned engineering through hands-on during his apprenticeship at Great Northern Railway Company rather than through education. At twenty-one, he started his own engineering business, manufacturing electrically driven cranes, dynamos, and motors, eventually drawing the attention of C.S. Rolls, co-founding the Rolls Royce Company with him.

 20 
Lionel Atwill
(Actor)
Lionel Atwill
1
Birthdate: March 1, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Croydon, Greater London, England
Died: 1946
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 21 
Jack Cardiff
(British Cinematographer, Photographer, and Film Director)
Jack Cardiff
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Birthdate: September 18, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK
Died: 2009

Jack Cardiff was a British cinematographer, photographer, and TV and film director. He is best remembered for his color cinematography for directors like John Huston, Alfred Hitchcock, and Powell and Pressburger. Jack Cardiff is also credited with directing critically acclaimed films like Sons and Lovers, which received Best Director nomination at the Academy Awards.

 22 
Harlan F. Stone
(Lawyer)
Harlan F. Stone
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 11, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chesterfield, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1946
 23 
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa
(The First Nepalese Woman to Reach the Peak of Mount Everest)
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Solukhumbu District
Died: 1993

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa was a Nepalese mountaineer. In 1993, she became the first Nepalese woman to reach the peak of Mount Everest. However, she lost her life while descending. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa was honored posthumously in various ways by mountaineers around the world. She also became the first woman to receive the prestigious Nepal Tara by the King of Nepal.

 24 
Moin Akhter
(Actor)
Moin Akhter
2
Birthdate: December 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karachi
Died: 2011
 25 
Pierre-Charles Villeneuve
(Naval Officer)
Pierre-Charles Villeneuve
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 31, 1763
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Valensole, France
Died: 1806
 26 
Stephen Lawrence
(Victim)
Stephen Lawrence
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greenwich District Hospital, London, England
Died: 1993
 27 
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1905-08))
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 7, 1836
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 1908
 28 
Emilio Segrè
(Physicist)
Emilio Segrè
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 30, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tivoli, Italy
Died: 1989

Emilio Segrè was an Italian-American physicist who is credited with discovering a subatomic antiparticle called antiproton, for which he received the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959. He is also credited with discovering the elements astatine and technetium. Also a prolific photographer, Emilio Segrè documented people and events which are preserved at the American Institute of Physics.

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Princess Anna of Montenegro
(Aristocrat)
Princess Anna of Montenegro
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Birthdate: August 18, 1873
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cetinje, Montenegro
Died: 1971
 30 
Irene Rich
(Actress)
Irene Rich
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Birthdate: October 13, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: 1988
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 31 
Andries Treurnicht
(Former Leader of the Opposition of the Republic of South Africa)
Andries Treurnicht
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Piketburg, South Africa
Died: 1993

Apart from being a journalist and a rugby player, Andries Treurnicht had also served as a Dutch Reformed Church minister for 14 years. While he initially led the National Party, he later established the Conservative Party. An apartheid supporter, he wanted a separate land for the whites in South Africa.

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Eduardo Paolozzi
(Scottish Artist and One of the Pioneers of Pop Art)
Eduardo Paolozzi
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Birthdate: March 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leith, Scotland
Died: 2005

Born to Italian immigrants, Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi is best known for revolutionizing pop art with his unique artwork that makes use of materials such as magazines, bottles, and even boxes. His works include sculptures, collages, and prints. He was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

 33 
Mohammad-Taqi Bahar
(Iranian Poet, Politician, Journalist and Historian)
Mohammad-Taqi Bahar
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Birthdate: December 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mashhad, Iran
Died: 1951

Mohammad-Taqi Bahar was a renowned Iranian scholar, poet, historian, journalist, politician, and Professor of Literature. Counted among the most influential cultural icons of modern Iran, Bahar had a strong impact on the progression of modern Persian poetry and literature through his literary magazine Majaleh-ye Dāneshkadeh. Bahar is also known as the father of another great historian and mythologist Mehrdad Bahar. 

 34 
Maggie Kuhn
(Activist)
Maggie Kuhn
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 3, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: 1995
 35 
Infanta Isabel, Countess of Girgenti
Infanta Isabel, Countess of Girgenti
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 20, 1851
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: 1931
 36 
Hubert Dreyfus
(Philosopher and professor)
Hubert Dreyfus
0
Birthdate: October 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Died: 2017
 37 
James Prinsep
(Antiquarian)
James Prinsep
0
Birthdate: August 20, 1799
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: County of Essex, England
Died: 1840
 38 
Gregory V of Constantinople
(Saint)
Gregory V of Constantinople
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1746 AD
Birthplace: Dimitsana, Greece
Died: 1821
 39 
Pope Caius
(Saint)
Pope Caius
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0245 AD
Birthplace: Roman Dalmatia, Croatia
Died: 0296
 40 
Marie Taglioni
(Ballet Dancer)
Marie Taglioni
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 23, 1804
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1884
 41 
Don Pullen
(Jazz Pianist)
Don Pullen
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Died: 1995
 42 
Charles Hamilton Houston
(American lawyer)
Charles Hamilton Houston
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 3, 1895
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 1950
 43 
William Stubbs
(Historian)
William Stubbs
0
Birthdate: June 21, 1825
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Knaresborough, England
Died: 1901
 44 
Jack Kid Berg
(Boxer)
Jack Kid Berg
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Whitechapel, London, England
Died: 1991
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 45 
Ahmad Baba al-Timbukti
(Writer)
Ahmad Baba al-Timbukti
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 26, 1556
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Araouane, Mali
Died: 1627
 46 
Bas Jan Ader
(Performance artist, Visual artist, Photographer, Cineast, Ocean rower)
Bas Jan Ader
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winschoten
Died: 1975
 47 
Nicolás Bravo
(Soldier)
Nicolás Bravo
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 10, 1786
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chichihualco, Mexico
Died: 1854
 48 
Ralph Milne
(Association football player)
Ralph Milne
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dundee
Died: 2017
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 49 
Fritz Strassmann
(Chemist, University teacher)
Fritz Strassmann
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 22, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boppard
Died: 1980
 50 
Édouard Lalo
(Composer)
Édouard Lalo
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1823
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: 1892