Died On April 3rd

Discover the most famous people who died on April 3. The list includes people like Shivaji, Jesse James, Johannes Brahms, Terence McKenna, Kurt Weill. Famous personalities featured on this list, include journalists, composers, emperors & kings and political leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & Japan and many more countries.
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Johannes Brahms
(One of the Romantic Period's Most Revered and Popular Composers)
Johannes Brahms
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 7, 1833
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1897
German composer, conductor, and pianist Johannes Brahms is considered as one of the "Three Bs" of music, the other two being Bach and Beethoven. He was known for his perfectionism. Some of his best-known works are Saint Anthony Variations and A German Requiem. His work mingled traditional and modern elements.
 2 
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
(Founder of the Maratha Kingdom of India)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
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Birthdate: February 19, 1630
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maharashtra, India
Died: 1680

Shivaji was an Indian warrior-king. He is credited with founding the Maratha Empire, which became a force to reckon with during the 18th century. He is also credited with creating his own navy. Considered one of the most important Indian kings and a hero of the Hindus, Shivaji's life and work have inspired several works of art, including films.

 3 
Warren Oates
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Birthdate: July 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Depoy, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1982
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 4 
Rob Pilatus
(German Singer, Rapper and Member of the Pop Music Group ‘Milli Vanilli’)
Rob Pilatus
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1998

German model, dancer, and singer, Rob Pilatus, was a member of the pop music duo, Milli Vanilli, with Fabrice Morvan. As an interracial child growing up in Munich, he had a difficult childhood. He began working as a model as a teenager and soon ventured into music. He struggled with substance abuse and died at the age of 32.

 5 
Henry Graham Greene
5
Birthdate: October 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkhamsted, England
Died: 1991

English author Henry Graham Greene, better known as Graham Greene, is remembered for his pathbreaking Catholic novels and thrillers. He was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize in Literature. His works include The Third Man and The Human Factor, and his Academy Award-nominated script of the film The Fallen Idol.

 6 
Sarah Vaughan
(Singer)
Sarah Vaughan
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1990
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 7 
Joe Medicine Crow
(Native American Writer, Historian and War Chief of the Crow Nation)
Joe Medicine Crow
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lodge Grass, Montana, United States
Died: 2016

The last Crow war chief, Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow was part of the Whistling Water clan of Native Americans. The legendary indigenous hero was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A published historian, too, he is remembered for his research on the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

 8 
Carter Woodson
(Historian)
Carter Woodson
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Birthdate: December 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Canton, Virginia, United States
Died: 1950

Historian Carter Woodson was is remembered for pioneering Black studies in schools and colleges. He began the Negro History Week, which is now celebrated as the Black History Month. Poverty had pushed him to work in the coal mines initially, and he couldn’t join high school before 20.

 9 
Conrad Veidt
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Different from the Others’ and ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’)
Conrad Veidt
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Birthdate: January 22, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1943
Ironically, though he and his wife fled from Nazi Germany to Britain, actor Conrad Veidt was cast as a Nazi villain in quite a few films. Best known for his roles in Casablanca and The Thief of Baghdad, he died playing his favorite sport, golf, at an LA golf course. 
 10 
Eugène Terre'Blanche
(Former Leader and Commander of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (1973 - 2010))
Eugène Terre'Blanche
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 31, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ventersdorp, South Africa
Died: 2010

Eugène Ney Terre'Blanche was an Afrikaner nationalist who played an important role in the establishment of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, which he led from 1973 to 2010. An influential personality, Terre'Blanche's philosophy and beliefs have continued to influence white supremacists around the world. His life and career inspired a couple of documentaries, including His Big White Self.

 11 
Kurt Weill
(German-American Composer Best Known for His Work ‘The Threepenny Opera’)
Kurt Weill
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 2, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dessau, Germany
Died: 1950

Kurt Weill was a German composer best remembered for his collaboration with Bertolt Brecht. An influential composer, Weill's music has been recorded by several performers like Frank Sinatra and David Bowie. Singers like Marianne Faithfull and Anne Sofie von Otter have recorded several albums of his music. His music continues to be performed in classical as well as popular contexts.

 12 
Eddie Robinson
(Football coach)
Eddie Robinson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jackson, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2007
 13 
Benny Paret
(Cuban Welterweight Boxer)
Benny Paret
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Cuba
Died: 1962
 14 
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
(Former novelist and screenwriter, well known for her witty and insightful portrayals of contemporary Indian lives and, especially, for her 46 years as a pivotal member of Ismail Merchant and James Ivory’s filmmaking team)
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
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Birthdate: May 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: 2013
 15 
Gerda Weissmann Klein
(American Holocaust Survivor Who Became an Inspiring Speaker and Human Rights Activist)
Gerda Weissmann Klein
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 8, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bielsko, Poland
Died: 2022

Gerda Weissmann Klein is a Polish American writer. She survived the Holocaust in which her entire family perished. Later on, she wrote an autobiographical account of the Holocaust, All but My Life, which was adapted into a short film. She and her husband became advocates of Holocaust education. She was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.

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Ron Brown
(Politician)
Ron Brown
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 1, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 1996
 17 
Zedekiah
(King of Judah)
Zedekiah
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Birthdate: 0618 BC
Died: 0561
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Marion Tinsley
(Mathematician)
Marion Tinsley
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Died: 1995
 19 
James Clark Ross
(British Royal Navy Officer)
James Clark Ross
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 15, 1800
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Finsbury Street, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1862
 20 
Carl Stokes
(Former Mayor of Cleveland)
Carl Stokes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A
Died: 1996
 21 
Don Francks
(Canadian Actor, Singer, and Musician)
Don Francks
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Birthdate: February 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: 2016

Don Francks was a Canadian actor, singer, and musician. He is best remembered for his portrayal of David Brook in the 1980 TV series, The Phoenix Team, which earned him the ACTRA Award for Best Dramatic Performance in 1981. Don Francks was also a voice actor; apart from voicing TV characters, Francks also voiced the popular video game character, Sabretooth.

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Kōji Wada
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)
Kōji Wada
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyoto
Died: 2016

Kōji Wada was a Japanese pop singer best remembered for performing several theme songs for the popular anime television series, Digimon. He had contributed songs to six Digimon anime series, including his most famous single Butter-Fly. Kōji Wada went on to perform internationally before succumbing to cancer in 2016 at the age of 42.

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Catherine Helen Spence
(Author, Journalist & Politician)
Catherine Helen Spence
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Birthdate: October 31, 1825
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melrose, Scotland
Died: 1910

Catherine Helen Spence was a 19th-century Scottish-born Australian author, teacher, journalist, and politician. One of the leading suffragists of her era, she was also a minister of religion and social worker. She supported electoral proportional representation. Australian writer and feminist Miles Franklin called her the "Greatest Australian Woman". 

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Ernst Chladni
(Physicist, Astronomer)
Ernst Chladni
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 30, 1756
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Died: 1827

Ernst Chladni was a German musician and physicist. He is often referred to as the father of acoustics for his research on vibrating plates; he came up with a method to observe and study the various modes of vibration. Ernst Chladni is also considered the father of meteoritics for his significant contribution to the study of meteorites.

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Juliusz Słowacki
(Polish Romantic Poet)
Juliusz Słowacki
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 4, 1809
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kremenets', Ukraine
Died: 1849

Juliusz Słowacki was a Polish Romantic poet. Counted among the Three Bards of Polish literature, Słowacki is often referred to as the father of modern Polish drama. However, Juliusz Słowacki was not popular during his lifetime and none of his dramas were performed on stage. His works were popularized after his death by the writers of the Young Poland period.

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Aristides de Sousa Mendes
(Portuguese Consul During World War II)
Aristides de Sousa Mendes
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 19, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cabanas de Viriato, Portugal
Died: 1954
 27 
Tony Croatto
(Singer)
Tony Croatto
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Italy
Died: 2005
 28 
Arthur Smith
(Musician)
Arthur Smith
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clinton, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2014
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Homma Masaharu
(Japanese general)
Homma Masaharu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 27, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sado, Japan
Died: 1946
 30 
Lill-Babs
(Singer)
Lill-Babs
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Birthdate: March 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Järvsö, Sweden
Died: 2018

One of Sweden’s most popular and beloved pop singer, Lill-Babs’s successful career spanned over six decades and included her hit songs Är du kär i mej ännu Klas-Göran? and Leva Livet. The artist, who was inducted into Swedish Music Hall of Fame in 2017, was also a television presenter and an actress.

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Doug Coombs
(American Alpine Skier and Mountaineer)
Doug Coombs
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2006
 32 
Nina Wang
(Businesswoman)
Nina Wang
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 29, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: 2007
 33 
Kishori Amonkar
(singer)
Kishori Amonkar
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mumbai
Died: 2017
 34 
Thomas Dixon Jr.
(Politician)
Thomas Dixon Jr.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 11, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shelby, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1946
 35 
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
(Spanish Baroque Painter, Best Known for His Religious Works)
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
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Birthdate: January 1, 1617
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: 1682

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was a Spanish Baroque painter. He is most famous for his religious works. He also produced numerous paintings of contemporary women and children, especially of flower girls, street urchins, and beggars. He had many followers and pupils and was one of the founders of the Academia de Bellas Artes (Academy of Art). 

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Wilson Mizner
(Playwright & Raconteur)
Wilson Mizner
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 19, 1876
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Benicia, California, United States
Died: 1933
 37 
Gunadasa Kapuge
(Singer)
Gunadasa Kapuge
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Elpitiya, Sri Lanka
Died: 2003
 38 
Marshall Goldberg
(American Football Player)
Marshall Goldberg
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elkins, West Virginia, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 39 
Nizamuddin Auliya
(One of the Famous Sufis from the South Asian Subcontinent)
Nizamuddin Auliya
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 9, 1238
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budaun, India
Died: 1325

Nizamuddin Auliya was an Indian Sunni Muslim scholar and Sufi saint of the Chishti Order. He stressed love as a means of realizing God and believed that love of God implies love of humanity. He is considered one of the most famous Sufis from the Indian Subcontinent. His teachings were marked by an evolved sense of religious pluralism and kindness. 

 40 
Roy Huggins
(Novelist)
Roy Huggins
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 18, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Littell, Washington, United States
Died: 2002
 41 
Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of Worcester
(Royal)
Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of Worcester
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1602
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: England
Died: 1667
 42 
Ferde Grofé
(Composer)
Ferde Grofé
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 27, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 1972
 43 
Sergio Rossi
(Shoe Designer)
Sergio Rossi
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Mauro Pascoli, Italy
Died: 2020

Sergio Rossi was an Italian shoe designer who founded the eponymous women’s footwear company. The son of a shoemaker, he learned the trade from his father and went on to open his own shop. His shoes and sandals became much popular and were endorsed by top fashion designers. His son, Gianvito Rossi, also has his own shoe collection.  

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Eva Evdokimova
(Ballerina)
Eva Evdokimova
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: December 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: 2009
 45 
Milton Caniff
(Cartoonist)
Milton Caniff
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Birthdate: February 28, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hillsboro, Ohio, United States
Died: 1988
 46 
Franz Berwald
(Composer)
Franz Berwald
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 23, 1796
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1868
 47 
Lionel Bart
(Composer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Songwriter)
Lionel Bart
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stepney
Died: 1999
 48 
Désirée Artôt
(Soprano)
Désirée Artôt
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 21, 1835
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1907
 49 
Arthur Guyton
(American Physiologist Who Authored the Best-Selling Medical Physiology Textbook in the World)
Arthur Guyton
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oxford, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2003

Arthur Guyton was an American physiologist best remembered for writing Textbook of Medical Physiology, which is still being used in medical schools as the standard textbook on the subject. Arthur Guyton's well known work is the best-selling medical physiology textbook in the world. It has also been translated into many languages.

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Bolesław II the Generous
(King of Poland)
Bolesław II the Generous
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Birthdate: 1042 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Poland
Died: 1082