Died On April 2nd

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Discover the most famous people who died on April 2. The list includes people like Pope John Paul II, Samuel Morse, Georges Pompidou, C. S. Forester, Theodore William Richards. Famous personalities featured on this list, include spiritual & religious leaders, political leaders, military leaders and soldiers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, France and many more countries.
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 1 
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
(Politician, Anti-Apartheid Activist)
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 26, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bizana, Eastern Cape
Died: 2018
 2 
Samuel Morse
(Inventor of Morse Code, Painter)
Samuel Morse
4
Birthdate: April 27, 1791
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1872
 3 
Buddy Rich
(Musician)
Buddy Rich
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 30, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 1987
Pope John Paul II
35
Birthdate: May 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wadowice, Poland
Died: 2005
 5 
Arthur, Prince of Wales
(Eldest Son of King Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York)
Arthur, Prince of Wales
5
Birthdate: September 20, 1486
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winchester Cathedral Priory, England
Died: 1502
 6 
Jennifer Syme
(Actress)
Jennifer Syme
15
Birthdate: December 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pico Rivera, California
Died: 2001
 7 
Georges Pompidou
(President of France (1969 - 1974), Prime Minister of France (1962 - 1968))
Georges Pompidou
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montboudif, French Third Republic France
Died: 1974
 8 
Edwin Starr
(Singer)
Edwin Starr
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2003
 9 
C. S. Forester
(Novelist)
C. S. Forester
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 27, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: 1966
 10 
Gil Hodges
(Baseball player)
Gil Hodges
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Princeton, Indiana, United States
Died: 1972
 11 
Hide
(Former Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band 'X Japan')
Hide
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Died: 1998
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
Nina Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
(Claus von Stauffenberg's wife)
Nina Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Died: 2006
 13 
Susan Anspach
(Actress)
Susan Anspach
0
Birthdate: November 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 2018
 14 
Hasan ibn Ali
(2nd Shia Imam (661-670))
Hasan ibn Ali
4
Birthdate: December 1, 0624
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0670
 15 
Franz Halder
(Former general, chief of staff of the Army High Command (OKH) in Nazi Germany from 1938 until September 1942)
Franz Halder
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 30, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: 1972
 16 
Bill Pickett
(Cowboy)
Bill Pickett
2
Birthdate: December 5, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Williamson County, Texas, United States
Died: 1932
 17 
Zewditu
(Empress of Ethiopia (1916 - 1930))
Zewditu
4
Birthdate: April 28, 1876
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Werreyimenu, Wollo
Died: 1930
 18 
Milo O'Shea
1
Birthdate: June 2, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 2013
 19 
Gato Barbieri
(Saxophonist)
Gato Barbieri
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Died: 2016
 20 
Joan I of Navarre
(Former Queen of Navarre (1274 - 1305))
Joan I of Navarre
2
Birthdate: January 14, 1273
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bar-sur-Seine, France
Died: 1305
 21 
Robert H. Schuller
(Pastor, Non-fiction writer)
Robert H. Schuller
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alton
Died: 2015
 22 
Maeve Kennedy McKean
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2020
 23 
Edward C. Johnson II
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 19, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1984
 24 
Elizabeth Catlett
(Best known for her depictions of the Black-American experience in the 20th century)
Elizabeth Catlett
0
Birthdate: April 15, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2012
 25 
Richard Cobden
(Politician)
Richard Cobden
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 3, 1804
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Heyshott, United Kingdom
Died: 1865
 26 
Manoel de Oliveira
(Film Director)
Manoel de Oliveira
1
Birthdate: December 11, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Porto, Portugal
Died: 2015
 27 
Rama III
(King of Siam)
Rama III
0
Birthdate: March 31, 1788
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
Died: 1851
 28 
Michael Wayne
(Producer)
Michael Wayne
0
Birthdate: November 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 2003
Ferdinand I of Aragon
0
Birthdate: November 27, 1380
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Medina del Campo, Spain
Died: 1416
 30 
Tomoyuki Tanaka
(Japanese Film Producer Best Known for Co-creating the Godzilla Franchise)
Tomoyuki Tanaka
1
Birthdate: April 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kashiwara, Osaka, Japan
Died: 1997
 31 
Jimmy Little
(Musician)
Jimmy Little
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New South Wales, Australia
Died: 2012
 32 
Pudge Heffelfinger
(Football player)
Pudge Heffelfinger
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1954
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 33 
Hannes Alfvén
(Physicist, Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Engineer, University teacher)
Hannes Alfvén
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Norrköping
Died: 1995
 34 
Abdul Rahim Sarban
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1930 AD
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Died: 1993
 35 
Carroll Rosenbloom
(American football player)
Carroll Rosenbloom
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1979
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 36 
Thomas Gage
(Military Officer)
Thomas Gage
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1721 AD
Birthplace: Firle, England
Died: 1787
 37 
Ravi Jayewardene
(Sport Shooter, Aviator)
Ravi Jayewardene
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colombo, British Ceylon
Died: 2017
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 38 
Chris Kanyon
(Wrestlers)
Chris Kanyon
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sunnyside, New York, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 39 
Bennie Moten
(Jazz pianist)
Bennie Moten
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 13, 1894
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 1935
 40 
Tomisaburo Wakayama
(Actor, Judoka)
Tomisaburo Wakayama
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fukagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1992
 41 
Zhang Daqian
(Artist)
Zhang Daqian
0
Birthdate: May 10, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Neijiang, China
Died: 1983
 42 
Willie Maley
(Former Footballer Half Back)
Willie Maley
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 25, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newry, County Down, Ireland
Died: 1958
 43 
Amber Rayne
(Adult Film Stars)
Amber Rayne
6
Birthdate: September 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Died: 2016
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 44 
Carolyn Rodgers
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 14, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2010
 45 
Chuck Fairbanks
(American football coach)
Chuck Fairbanks
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2013
Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor
1
Birthdate: July 13, 1608
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Graz
Died: 1657
 47 
Aldo Fabrizi
0
Birthdate: November 1, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1990
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 48 
Theodore William Richards
(The First American Scientist to Receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
Theodore William Richards
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 31, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Germantown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: 1928
 49 
Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof
(Historian, Writer and Politician)
Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof
0
Birthdate: October 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Banjul, The Gambia
Died: 2011
 50 
Taos Amrouche
(The First Woman from Algeria to Publish a Novel)
Taos Amrouche
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
Died: 1976