Famous People Who Died At 39

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The list of famous people who died at 39 includes Martin Luther King Jr., Cleopatra, Che Guevara, Malcolm X, Swami Vivekananda. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, poets and journalists and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 39 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Martin Luther King Jr.
(African-American Civil Rights Movement Leader Who Used Civil Disobedience to Combat Racism)
Martin Luther King Jr.
77
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: April 4, 1968
 2 
Cleopatra
(Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt (51 - 30 BC))
Cleopatra
80
Birthdate: 0069 BC
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 31, 0030
 3 
Malcolm X
(Major Figure of American Civil Rights Movement)
Malcolm X
68
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: February 21, 1965
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 4 
Anna Nicole Smith
(1993 Playmate of the Year)
Anna Nicole Smith
45
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harris County
Died: February 8, 2007
 5 
Che Guevara
(Revolutionary)
Che Guevara
143
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Died: October 9, 1967
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Frédéric Chopin
(Polish Composer and Virtuoso Pianist of the Romantic Period)
Frédéric Chopin
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 1, 1810
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Żelazowa Wola, Poland
Died: October 17, 1849
 7 
Swami Vivekananda
(Indian Monk & Philosopher Who Introduced the Vedanta and Yoga to the Western World)
Swami Vivekananda
115
Birthdate: January 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: July 4, 1902
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Blaise Pascal
(One of the Greatest Mathematicians of All Time Who Invented the Mechanical Calculator)
Blaise Pascal
9
Birthdate: June 19, 1623
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clermont-Ferrand, France
Died: August 19, 1662
 9 
Wild Bill Hickok
(Gunfighter, Law enforcement officer)
Wild Bill Hickok
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 27, 1837
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Illinois, United States
Died: August 2, 1876
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
Stonewall Jackson
(One of the Best-Known Confederate Commanders During the American Civil War)
Stonewall Jackson
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 21, 1824
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States
Died: May 10, 1863
 11 
Emiliano Zapata
(Revolutionary)
Emiliano Zapata
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 8, 1879
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Anenecuilco, Mexico
Died: April 10, 1919
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
Dylan Thomas
(Poet & Writer)
Dylan Thomas
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Swansea
Died: November 9, 1953
 13 
Jessi Combs
(Race Car Driver)
Jessi Combs
7
Birthdate: July 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
Died: August 27, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 14 
Baji Rao I
(Peshwa of Maratha Empire (1720-40))
Baji Rao I
5
Birthdate: August 18, 1700
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sinnar, Maharashtra, India
Died: April 28, 1740
 15 
Andy Whitfield
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’)
Andy Whitfield
4
Birthdate: October 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales
Died: September 11, 2011
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 16 
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Theologian Known for His Staunch Resistance to the Nazi Dictatorship)
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
0
Birthdate: February 4, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: April 9, 1945
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Dennis Wilson
(musician)
Dennis Wilson
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
Died: December 28, 1983
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 18 
Henry Every
(English Pirate Whose Exploits Spawned Works of Literature and Inspired a Generation of Pirates)
Henry Every
9
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 23, 1659
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newton Ferrers, England
Died: April 22, 1699
 19 
Dinah Washington
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Died: December 14, 1963
 20 
Fats Waller
(Jazz Pianist)
Fats Waller
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 15, 1943
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 21 
Thomas Andrews
(Businessperson, Naval Architect)
Thomas Andrews
6
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: February 7, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Comber, County Down, Ireland
Died: April 15, 1912
 22 
Pedro Infante
(Actor, Singer, Film actor, Carpenter)
Pedro Infante
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mazatlán
Died: April 15, 1957
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 23 
Bernhard Riemann
(Mathematician)
Bernhard Riemann
9
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 17, 1826
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Breselenz
Died: July 20, 1866
 24 
John Garfield
7
Birthdate: March 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City
Died: May 21, 1952
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 25 
Lucrezia Borgia
(Duchess Consort of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio (1505 - 1519))
Lucrezia Borgia
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 18, 1480
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Subiaco, Italy
Died: June 24, 1519
 26 
Anatoli Boukreev
(Mountaineer)
Anatoli Boukreev
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Korkino, Chelyabinsk Oblast
Died: December 25, 1997
 27 
Pier Angeli
(Former Actress who won a 1952 Golden Globe Award for her breakout role in Teresa)
Pier Angeli
5
Birthdate: June 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cagliari, Italy
Died: September 10, 1971
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 28 
John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan
(English Peer Accused of Murdering the Nanny of His Children)
John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan
5
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: November 8, 1974
 29 
J. D. Tippit
(Police officer)
J. D. Tippit
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 18, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Annona, Texas, United States
Died: November 22, 1963
 30 
Tom Thomson
(Artist)
Tom Thomson
4
Birthdate: August 5, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Claremont, Pickering, Canada
Died: July 8, 1917
 31 
Viola Liuzzo
(Civil Rights Activist)
Viola Liuzzo
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: California, Pennsylvania
Died: March 25, 1965
 32 
Nathuram Godse
(Assassin of Indian Independence Leader ‘Mahatma Gandhi’)
Nathuram Godse
48
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 19, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baramati, Maharashtra, India
Died: November 15, 1949
 33 
Blaze Foley
(Singer-songwriter)
Blaze Foley
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Malvern, Arkansas, United States
Died: February 1, 1989
 34 
Shad Gaspard
(Professional wrestler, Basketball player)
Shad Gaspard
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 17, 2020
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 35 
Josiah
(King of Judah)
Josiah
1
Birthdate: 0648 BC
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0609 BC
 36 
Sir Henry Percy
(English rebel)
Sir Henry Percy
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 20, 1364
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warkworth, United Kingdom
Died: July 21, 1403
 37 
Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia
(Russian Noble and Youngest Son of Emperor Alexander III of Russia)
Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tsentralny District, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 13, 1918
 38 
Bartholomew Roberts
5
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 17, 1682
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Puncheston, United Kingdom
Died: February 10, 1722
 39 
Louis VIII of France
(King of France)
Louis VIII of France
1
Birthdate: September 5, 1187
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 8, 1226
 40 
Leonard Lake
(Former Serial Killer whose conviction estimated eleven to twenty-five victims at a remote cabin near Wilseyville, California)
Leonard Lake
6
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: June 6, 1985
 41 
Brenda Fassie
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Langa
Died: May 9, 2004
 42 
Nelsan Ellis
6
Birthdate: November 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harvey
Died: July 8, 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 43 
David Kenyon Webster
(Journalist, Writer)
David Kenyon Webster
1
Birthdate: June 2, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 9, 1961
 44 
George Herbert
(Poet recognized as one of the foremost British devotional lyricists)
George Herbert
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 3, 1593
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montgomery, Wales
Died: March 1, 1633
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Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf
(Won a People Magazine Online Poll Asking the Public to Vote for the Most Beautiful Person in the World)
Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 4, 2001
 46 
Mihai Eminescu
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1850
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Botoșani, Romania
Died: June 15, 1889
 47 
Evangelista Torricelli
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 15, 1608
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Faenza
Died: October 25, 1647
 48 
Craig Heyward
(American Football Player)
Craig Heyward
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 27, 2006
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Herschel Grynszpan
5
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover
Died: May 8, 1960
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Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
(Romanian Politcian, Founder and Leader of the Legionary Movement (Iron Guard))
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Huși
Died: November 30, 1938