Died On April 29th

Discover the most famous people who died on April 29. The list includes people like Alfred Hitchcock, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Albert Hofmann, John Kenneth Galbraith, Wallace Carothers. Famous personalities featured on this list, include philosophers, journalists, chemists and political scientists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Canada, Italy and many more countries.
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Alfred Hitchcock
(One of the Most Influential Filmmakers of All Time)
Alfred Hitchcock
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Birthdate: August 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, England
Died: 1980

Popularly known as the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock pioneered the Hitchcockian style of filmmaking. One of the most studied filmmakers in the world, Hitchcock is also one of the most influential in the history of cinema. In his career, that spanned six decades, he directed some of the greatest films of all time, such as Psycho and Vertigo.

 2 
Johnny Crawford
(Actor and Singer Known for His Role as ‘Mark McCain’ in the TV Series ‘The Rifleman’)
Johnny Crawford
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Birthdate: March 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2021
Johnny Crawford made his acting debut as a “Mouseketeer” and then earned an Emmy nomination at 13 for his performance as Mark McCain in the Western series The Rifleman. He also led the Johnny Crawford Orchestra and delivered Billboard Top-40-charting hits such as Cindy's Birthday and Rumors.
 3 
Bob Hoskins
(Actor)
Bob Hoskins
11
Birthdate: October 26, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England
Died: 2014
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 4 
Irrfan Khan
(One of the Finest Actors in Indian Cinema)
Irrfan Khan
37
Birthdate: January 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tonk, Rajasthan, India
Died: 2020
Padma Shri- and National Award-winning actor and NSD graduate Irrfan Khan initially worked as an air conditioner repairman in Mumbai before he got a breakthrough in Salaam Bombay! He also impressed international audiences with movies such as The Namesake. He died of a colon infection at 53, leaving behind countless mourning fans.
 5 
Ludwig Wittgenstein
(One of the Greatest Philosophers of the 20th Century)
Ludwig Wittgenstein
21
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 26, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1951

Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein is remembered for his works related to logic, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of mathematics, and the philosophy of language. He taught at the University of Cambridge for many years. He published only one book during his lifetime. Most of his manuscripts were collected later and published posthumously.

 6 
Albert Hofmann
(The First Person to Synthesize LSD)
Albert Hofmann
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 11, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baden
Died: 2008

Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann was the first known person to synthesize the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Interested in science from a young age, he studied chemistry at the University of Zürich. As a chemist, he conducted several significant studies and authored more than 100 scientific articles and books. He was a recipient of the prestigious Scheele Award.

 7 
Mick Ronson
(Guitarist)
Mick Ronson
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
Died: 1993
 8 
John Kenneth Galbraith
(Famous for His Trilogy on Economics 'American Capitalism', 'The Affluent Society' and 'The New Industrial State')
John Kenneth Galbraith
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Iona Station, Canada
Died: 2006

John Kenneth Galbraith was an intellectual, diplomat, economist, and public official. One of the most influential exponents of 20th-century American liberalism, Galbraith published many books concerning the American economy. Galbraith is one of the few individuals to be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Medal of Freedom. He also received 50 honorary degrees from various institutions.

 9 
Anne Buydens
(Philanthropist, Producer and Wife of Actor Kirk Douglas)
Anne Buydens
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: 2021

Anne Buydens is a philanthropist and film producer. She is best known for her 65-year-marriage with American actor Kirk Douglas. A cancer survivor, Anne Buydens works towards raising money for cancer research. She is credited with establishing Research for Women's Cancers, which raised money to help set up a research facility in Los Angeles.

 10 
Frank McRae
(Actor, American Football Player)
Frank McRae
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 11 
Deborah Sampson
(Military woman)
Deborah Sampson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 17, 1760
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plympton, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 1827
 12 
Robert Plutchik
(Psychologist Known for Study of Emotions, the Study of Suicide and Violence)
Robert Plutchik
1
Birthdate: October 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: United States
Died: 2006

Known for his wheel of emotion, or the Plutchik wheel, psychologist Robert Plutchik believed there were 8 primary bipolar emotions, which elicited some reactionary behavior if stimulated. He also taught at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His theory is used in modern psychology to understand behavior and control emotions.

 13 
Anagarika Dharmapala
(Writer)
Anagarika Dharmapala
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 17, 1864
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Matara, Sri Lanka
Died: 1933
 14 
Calvin Peete
(American Professional Golfer)
Calvin Peete
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2015

Calvin Peete was an American golfer who became the most successful Black golfer on the PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods. Peete won 12 PGA Tour events in a professional career that spanned more than 25 years. Calvin Peete also represented the U.S. national team, helping his team win the 1983 Ryder Cup and the 1985 Nissan Cup.

 15 
Gino Marchetti
(American Football Player)
Gino Marchetti
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Smithers, West Virginia, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 16 
Lautaro
(Mapuche War Leader Who Led the Indigenous Chile Resistance Against the Spanish)
Lautaro
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1534 AD
Birthplace: Treguaco, Chile
Died: 1557

Lautaro was a Mapuche war leader best remembered for spearheading the indigenous resistance against the conquest of Chile by the Spanish. He led the warriors of Mapuche to a series of triumphs against the Spanish. He was killed at the Battle of Mataquito in his early 20s. Lautaro is credited with developing tactics that were used even after his death.

 17 
Wallace Carothers
(Chemist and Inventor of Nylon)
Wallace Carothers
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Birthdate: April 27, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa, United States
Died: 1937

Wallace Carothers was an American inventor and chemist. He worked for DuPont where he was the leader of organic chemistry. Carothers, who played a major role at the DuPont Experimental Station, is credited with inventing nylon. Despite his success, Carothers was unhappy with his life and committed suicide at the age of 41; he was troubled by bouts of depression.

 18 
Gus Johnson
(Basketball Player, Basketball Coach)
Gus Johnson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: 1987
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 19 
Amarillo Slim
(American Professional Gambler Known for His Poker Skills and Proposition Bets)
Amarillo Slim
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johnson, Arkansas, United States
Died: 2012
 20 
Constantine P. Cavafy
(Greek Poet, Journalist and Civil Servant )
Constantine P. Cavafy
2
Birthdate: April 29, 1863
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 1933

Widely regarded as one of the most distinguished Greek poets of the 20th century, Constantine Peter Cavafy became known for his own individual style. During his lifetime, he preferred to share his work through local newspapers and magazines only. His first book was published two years after his death. He also worked as a journalist and a civil servant.

 21 
Russell Kirk
(Political scientist, Philosopher, Literary critic, Historian, Novelist, Writer, Science fiction writer, Journalist)
Russell Kirk
1
Birthdate: October 19, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Plymouth
Died: 1994

Russell Kirk was an American historian, moralist, political theorist, literary and social critic. He is best remembered for his strong influence on 20th-century conservatism in the United States. He is credited with writing The Conservative Mind, which shaped America's postwar conservative movement. Russell Kirk was widely regarded as the leading advocate of traditionalist conservatism.

 22 
William Gillette
(Actor)
William Gillette
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Birthdate: July 24, 1863
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1937
 23 
Michiel de Ruyter
(17th Century Dutch Admiral Who is Regarded as One of the Most Skilled Admirals in History)
Michiel de Ruyter
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 24, 1607
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vlissingen, Netherlands
Died: 1676

Michiel de Ruyter was a Dutch admiral best remembered for his achievements during the Anglo-Dutch Wars. An important member of the Dutch Navy during his time, De Ruyter is widely considered one of the most talented admirals of all time. Regarded as a Dutch folk hero, Michiel de Ruyter's life and career inspired the 2015 Dutch film, Michiel de Ruyter.

 24 
Mantfombi Dlamini
(Queen consort of the Zulu nation from 1977 to 2021)
Mantfombi Dlamini
0
Birthdate: February 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Eswatini
Died: 2021
 25 
Pham Van Dong
(1st Prime Minister of Vietnam)
Pham Van Dong
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Đức Tân, Vietnam
Died: 2000
 26 
Mary Castle
(Actress)
Mary Castle
0
Birthdate: January 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pampa, Texas, United States
Died: 1998
 27 
Michael Gordon
(Actor)
Michael Gordon
1
Birthdate: September 6, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1993
 28 
Harold Bride
(Sailor)
Harold Bride
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 11, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nunhead, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1956
 29 
Babu Chiri Sherpa
(Nepalese Mountaineer Who Climbed Mount Everest on 10 Occasions)
Babu Chiri Sherpa
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Taksindu, Solukhumbu District, Nepal
Died: 2001

Babu Chiri Sherpa was a Nepalese mountaineer best remembered for reaching the peak of Mount Everest on 10 occasions. He was also a humanitarian and environmentalist who wanted to build schools in Nepal. Babu Chiri Sherpa's dream was realized before his death when a school was erected in his home village. 

 30 
Julie Ege
(Actress)
Julie Ege
1
Birthdate: November 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sandnes, Norway
Died: 2008
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Joanna Russ
(Writer)
Joanna Russ
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2011
 32 
Reuven Feuerstein
(Israeli Clinical, Developmental and Cognitive Psychologist)
Reuven Feuerstein
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Birthdate: August 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Botoșani, Romania
Died: 2014

Israeli psychologist Reuven Feuerstein first gained an interest in psychology while teaching children who had survived the Holocaust. He believed learning isn’t fixed and developed concepts such as Structural Cognitive Modifiability and Mediated Learning Experience, to demonstrate the changeability of intelligence through interventions. He also established the Jerusalem-based ICELP.

 33 
Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thera
(Monk)
Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thera
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1827
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Died: 1911
 34 
Micky Waller
(Drummer)
Micky Waller
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Died: 2008
 35 
Myuran Sukumaran
(Australian Drug Trafficker)
Myuran Sukumaran
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: 2015
 36 
Maj Sjowall
(Writer)
Maj Sjowall
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2020
 37 
Karel Čurda
(Soldier)
Karel Čurda
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 10, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Czechia
Died: 1947
 38 
Leroy Carr
(Musician)
Leroy Carr
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 27, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1935
 39 
Jules C. Stein
(Physician)
Jules C. Stein
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 26, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States
Died: 1981
 40 
J. M. Kerrigan
(Actor)
J. M. Kerrigan
1
Birthdate: December 16, 1884
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1964
 41 
Leonid Khachiyan
(Mathematician)
Leonid Khachiyan
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: 2005
 42 
Denis Goldberg
(Social Activist)
Denis Goldberg
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: 2020
 43 
Donald Deskey
(Designer)
Donald Deskey
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 23, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1989
 44 
Jānis Lūsis
(Latvian Track and Field Athlete Who Competed in Javelin Throw)
Jānis Lūsis
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jelgava, Latvia
Died: 2020
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 45 
Pete Lammons
(American football player)
Pete Lammons
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Crockett, Texas, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 46 
Mike Royko
(Columnist)
Mike Royko
2
Birthdate: September 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1997
 47 
Jean Nidetch
(Entrepreneur)
Jean Nidetch
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2015
 48 
José María Obando
(Politician)
José María Obando
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 8, 1795
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Miranda, Colombia
Died: 1861
 49 
Al Feldstein
(Writer)
Al Feldstein
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 24, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2014
 50 
Courtney Hall
(American football player)
Courtney Hall
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)