Died On April 23rd

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Discover the most famous people who died on April 23. The list includes people like William Shakespeare, Cesar Chavez, James Earl Ray, Boris Yeltsin, William Wordsworth. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, political leaders, directors and composers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Russia and many more countries.
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 1 
William Shakespeare
(English Playwright & Poet Who is Regarded as the Greatest Writer in the English Language)
William Shakespeare
174
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 26, 1564
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Died: 1616
William Wordsworth
66
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 7, 1770
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingdom of Great Britain
Died: 1850
 3 
Cesar Chavez
(American Labour Leader, Civil Rights Activist and Co-Founder of the ‘National Farm Workers Association’)
Cesar Chavez
29
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 31, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yuma, Arizona, United States
Died: 1993
 4 
Saint George
(One of the Most Venerated Saints and Megalomartyrs in Christianity)
Saint George
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Cappadocia, Turkey
Died: 0303
 5 
Sawyer Sweeten
(Child Actor)
Sawyer Sweeten
19
Birthdate: May 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brownwood, Texas
Died: 2015
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 6 
Paulette Goddard
(One of the Most Popular Female Stars of the Early 1940s)
Paulette Goddard
1
Birthdate: June 3, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1990
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 7 
Howard Cosell
(Journalist)
Howard Cosell
8
Birthdate: March 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winston-Salem
Died: 1995
 8 
P. L. Travers
(Best Known as the Author of 'Mary Poppins' Series of Books)
P. L. Travers
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maryborough, Australia
Died: 1996
 9 
Boris Yeltsin
(Former President of Russia)
Boris Yeltsin
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Butka
Died: 2007
 10 
Sir John Mills
4
Birthdate: February 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Elmham, Norfolk, England, UK
Died: 2005
 11 
Satyajit Ray
(Indian filmmaker)
Satyajit Ray
18
Birthdate: May 2, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: 1992
 12 
William Hartnell
2
Birthdate: January 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Pancras, London, England, UK
Died: 1975
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Rupert Brooke
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 3, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rugby
Died: 1915
 14 
Otto Preminger
(Director and Producer Best Known for His Film ‘Anatomy of a Murder’)
Otto Preminger
5
Birthdate: December 5, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vyzhnytsya, Ukraine
Died: 1986
 15 
Buster Crabbe
(Swimmer)
Buster Crabbe
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: 1983
 16 
James Earl Ray
(Assassin)
James Earl Ray
37
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States
Died: 1998
 17 
Alfred Eisenstaedt
(Father of Photojournalism)
Alfred Eisenstaedt
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: December 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tczew, Germany
Died: 1995
 18 
Charles G. Dawes
(Vice President of the United States)
Charles G. Dawes
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 27, 1865
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marietta, Ohio
Died: 1951
Bhanubhakta Acharya
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 13, 1814
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chundi Ramgha, Nepal
Died: 1868
 20 
Johnny Thunders
(Singer and Guitarist who Played for Rock Bands Like ‘New York Dolls’ and ‘The Heartbreakers’)
Johnny Thunders
1
Birthdate: July 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: 1991
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 21 
David Halberstam
(Historian, Writer, Journalist)
David Halberstam
0
Birthdate: April 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2007
 22 
Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
(Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1964 - 2000))
Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
Died: 2019
 23 
Fred the Godson
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2020
 24 
Lord Leopold Mountbatten
(Military Leader)
Lord Leopold Mountbatten
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 21, 1889
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Windsor, England
Died: 1922
 25 
Harold Arlen
(Composer, Songwriter, Music arranger, Film producer, Singer, Pianist, Film score composer)
Harold Arlen
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 15, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York
Died: 1986
 26 
Karl Polanyi
(Economist, Anthropologist, Economic historian, Historian, Journalist, Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Sociologist)
Karl Polanyi
0
Birthdate: October 25, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 1964
 27 
Milva
(Singer)
Milva
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Goro, Emilia–Romagna, Italy
Died: 2021
 28 
Roy Campbell
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 2, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
Died: 1957
 29 
Adalbert of Prague
(Patron Saint of the Czech Republic, Poland, and the Duchy of Prussia.)
Adalbert of Prague
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0956 AD
Birthplace: Libice nad Cidlinou, Czechia
Died: 0997
 30 
Andre Gunder Frank
(Sociologist, economic historian known for contributions to world-systems theory)
Andre Gunder Frank
0
Birthdate: February 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 2005
 31 
Krzysztof Komeda
(Composer, Pianist, Jazz musician, Film score composer)
Krzysztof Komeda
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ostrów Wielkopolski
Died: 1969
 32 
Edwin Ray Guthrie
(Psychologist)
Edwin Ray Guthrie
0
Birthdate: January 9, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1959
 33 
Joh Bjelke-Petersen
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dannevirke, New Zealand
Died: 2005
 34 
Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 2, 1902
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kasur
Died: 1968
 35 
Brian Boru
0
Birthdate: 0941 AD
Birthplace: Killaloe, Ireland
Died: 1014
 36 
Denis Compton
(One of England’s Most Remarkable Batsmen)
Denis Compton
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hendon, Middlesex, England
Died: 1997
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 37 
Juan Tizol
(Puerto Rican Composer and Trombonist)
Juan Tizol
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 22, 1900
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Juan
Died: 1984
 38 
Boris Godunov
(Tsar of Russia)
Boris Godunov
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1551 AD
Died: 1605
 39 
Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
(Peruvian Chronicler and Writer)
Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 12, 1539
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cusco, New Castile (current Peru)
Died: 1616
 40 
Adeliza of Louvain
(Queen of England)
Adeliza of Louvain
0
Birthdate: 1103 AD
Birthplace: Leuven, Belgium
Died: 1151
 41 
Norio Ohga
(Former President and Chairman of 'Sony Corporation' Who Developed the CD as an Audio Format)
Norio Ohga
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Died: 2011
 42 
David Mathieson Walker
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia
Died: 2001
 43 
Geórgios Karaïskákis
(Military commander)
Geórgios Karaïskákis
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1780 AD
Birthplace: Mavrommati, Greece
Died: 1827
 44 
Shamshad Begum
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 14, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lahore
Died: 2013
 45 
Peter Porter
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
Died: 2010
Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 18, 1724
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany
Died: 1780
Princess Marie Isabelle of Orleans
1
Birthdate: September 21, 1848
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Telmo Palace, Seville, Spain
Died: 1919
 48 
Ethelred the Unready
(King of England from 978 to 1013)
Ethelred the Unready
1
Birthdate: 0968 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: 1016
 49 
Herbert Coleridge
(Philologist)
Herbert Coleridge
0
Birthdate: October 7, 1830
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: 1861
 50 
Elisabeth Schumann
(German-Born American Opera Singer Who Immortalized the Role of Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier)
Elisabeth Schumann
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 13, 1888
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Merseburg, Germany
Died: 1952