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.
87
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
93
Birthdate: 0069 BC
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 31, 0030
 3 
Malcolm X
(Major Figure of American Civil Rights Movement)
Malcolm X
80
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
56
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harris County
Died: February 8, 2007
 5 
Che Guevara
(Revolutionary)
Che Guevara
163
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
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 1, 1810
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Żelazowa Wola, Poland
Died: October 17, 1849
 7 
Blaise Pascal
(One of the Greatest Mathematicians of All Time Who Invented the Mechanical Calculator)
Blaise Pascal
10
Birthdate: June 19, 1623
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clermont-Ferrand, France
Died: August 19, 1662
 8 
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
 9 
Emiliano Zapata
(Leading Figure in the Mexican Revolution of 1910–1920)
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)
 10 
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)
 11 
Dylan Thomas
(Poet & Writer)
Dylan Thomas
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Swansea
Died: November 9, 1953
 12 
Jessi Combs
(Race Car Driver)
Jessi Combs
8
Birthdate: July 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
Died: August 27, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 13 
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
 14 
Andy Whitfield
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’)
Andy Whitfield
5
Birthdate: October 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales
Died: September 11, 2011
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 15 
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)
 16 
Dinah Washington
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Died: December 14, 1963
 17 
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
 18 
Pedro Infante
(Actor, Singer, Film actor, Carpenter)
Pedro Infante
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mazatlán
Died: April 15, 1957
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 19 
John Garfield
7
Birthdate: March 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City
Died: May 21, 1952
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 20 
Bernhard Riemann
(Mathematician)
Bernhard Riemann
9
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 17, 1826
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Breselenz
Died: July 20, 1866
 21 
Baji Rao I
(Peshwa of Maratha Empire from 1720 to 1740)
Baji Rao I
6
Birthdate: August 18, 1700
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sinnar, Maharashtra, India
Died: April 28, 1740
 22 
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)
 23 
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
 24 
Tom Thomson
(Artist)
Tom Thomson
4
Birthdate: August 5, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Claremont, Pickering, Canada
Died: July 8, 1917
 25 
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
 26 
Blaze Foley
(Singer-songwriter)
Blaze Foley
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Malvern, Arkansas, United States
Died: February 1, 1989
 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 
Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia
(Russian Noble and Youngest Son of Emperor Alexander III of Russia)
Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tsentralny District, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 13, 1918
 29 
Lucrezia Borgia
(Duchess Consort of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio (1505 - 1519))
Lucrezia Borgia
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 18, 1480
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Subiaco, Italy
Died: June 24, 1519
 30 
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
 31 
Brenda Fassie
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Langa
Died: May 9, 2004
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Shad Gaspard
(American Professional Wrestler and Actor)
Shad Gaspard
4
Birthdate: January 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 17, 2020
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 33 
Swami Vivekananda
(Indian Monk & Philosopher Who Introduced the Vedanta and Yoga to the Western World)
Swami Vivekananda
146
Birthdate: January 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: July 4, 1902
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 34 
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
 35 
Josiah
(King of Judah)
Josiah
2
Birthdate: 0648 BC
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0609 BC
 36 
Davey Boy Smith
(British Professional wrestler)
Davey Boy Smith
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Golborne, Lancashire, England
Died: May 18, 2002
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 37 
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
 38 
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)
 39 
Flannery O'Connor
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: August 3, 1964
 40 
Mihai Eminescu
(The National Poet of Romania and a Major Figure of Romanticism)
Mihai Eminescu
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1850
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Botoșani, Romania
Died: June 15, 1889
 41 
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
 42 
George Herbert
(Poet recognized as one of the foremost British devotional lyricists)
George Herbert
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 3, 1593
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montgomery, Wales
Died: March 1, 1633
 43 
Barbara Lee Payton
3
Birthdate: November 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
Died: May 8, 1967
 44 
Evangelista Torricelli
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 15, 1608
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Faenza
Died: October 25, 1647
 45 
Klaus Nomi
(German Countertenor Known for His Wide Vocal Range and an Unusual, Otherworldly Stage Persona)
Klaus Nomi
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Immenstadt, Germany
Died: August 6, 1983
 46 
Babak Khorramdin
(Iranian Revolutionary Leader)
Babak Khorramdin
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 1, 0798
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Azerbaijan, Iran
Died: January 7, 0838
Saint James the Great
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Birthplace: Bethsaida, Israel
Died: 0044 AD
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Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
(Romanian Politician & 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
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Jermaine Stewart
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: March 17, 1997
 50 
Henry Every
(English Pirate Whose Exploits Spawned Works of Literature and Inspired a Generation of Pirates)
Henry Every
10
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 23, 1659
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newton Ferrers, England
Died: April 22, 1699