Famous People Who Died At 53

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The list of famous people who died at 53 includes George Michael, John Denver, Vladimir Lenin, Richard Ramirez, Babe Ruth. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, artists and actors and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 53 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Russia and many more countries.
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 1 
Jackie Robinson
(First African-American to Play in Major League Baseball)
Jackie Robinson
39
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, United States
Died: October 24, 1972
 2 
Babe Ruth
(One of the Greatest Baseball Players of All Time)
Babe Ruth
35
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 6, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: August 16, 1948
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 3 
George Michael
(English Singer Who is Considered One of the Most Significant Cultural Icons of the MTV Generation)
George Michael
62
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Finchley, London, England
Died: December 25, 2016
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 4 
Vladimir Lenin
(Russian Revolutionary & Politician Who Served as the First Head of Government of Soviet Russia)
Vladimir Lenin
68
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 22, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: January 21, 1924
 5 
Jim Henson
(Puppeteer)
Jim Henson
27
Birthdate: September 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States
Died: May 16, 1990
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 6 
Vivien Leigh
(British Actress Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Gone with the Wind’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’)
Vivien Leigh
13
Birthdate: November 5, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Darjeeling, India
Died: July 8, 1967
 7 
John Denver
(Best Know for His Songs 'Rocky Mountain High', 'Take Me Home, Country Roads', and 'Annie's Song')
John Denver
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Died: October 12, 1997
 8 
Mary Shelley
(British Author Best Known for Her Gothic Novel ‘Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus’)
Mary Shelley
18
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 30, 1797
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Somers Town, London, England
Died: February 1, 1851
 9 
René Déscartes
(French Philosopher, Mathematician and Inventor of ‘Analytic Geometry’)
René Déscartes
16
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 31, 1596
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Descartes, France
Died: February 11, 1650
 10 
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(Russian Romantic Composer Best Known for His Ballet Compositions ‘Swan Lake’ and ‘The Nutcracker’)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
16
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 7, 1840
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Votkinsk, Russia
Died: November 6, 1893
 11 
Maurice Gibb
(Member of Disco Group the "Bee Gees", One of the Most Successful Pop-Rock Groups of All Time.)
Maurice Gibb
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: January 12, 2003
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 12 
Jerry Garcia
(The Lead Guitarist and a Vocalist with the Rock Band the "Grateful Dead")
Jerry Garcia
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: August 9, 1995
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Marc Antony
(Roman General)
Marc Antony
25
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 14, 0083
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome
Died: August 1, 0030
 14 
Richard Ramirez
(Serial Killer)
Richard Ramirez
261
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: June 7, 2013
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Dian Fossey
(Zoologist, Conservationist)
Dian Fossey
9
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 16, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: December 26, 1985
 16 
John von Neumann
(Great Mathematician Who Were Equally at Home in Pure and Applied Mathematics)
John von Neumann
15
Birthdate: December 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: February 8, 1957
 17 
James K. Polk
(11th President of the United States)
James K. Polk
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 2, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pineville, North Carolina, United States
Died: June 15, 1849
 18 
Maria Callas
(One of the Most Renowned and Influential Opera Singers of the 20th Century)
Maria Callas
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: September 16, 1977
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 19 
Vic Morrow
(Actor and Director Best Known for His ABC Drama Series ‘Combat!’)
Vic Morrow
8
Birthdate: February 14, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: July 23, 1982
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 20 
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
(Civil Engineer)
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
11
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 9, 1806
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: September 15, 1859
 21 
Benjamin Orr
(Best Known as the Bassist, Co-founder, and Co-lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Cars')
Benjamin Orr
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lakewood, Ohio, United States
Died: October 3, 2000
 22 
Philip K. Dick
(American Science Fiction Writer)
Philip K. Dick
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 2, 1982
 23 
Erik the Red
(Norwegian Explorer and Founder of the First Settlement in Greenland)
Erik the Red
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0950 AD
Birthplace: Norway
Died: 1003 AD
 24 
Irrfan Khan
(One of the Finest Actors in Indian Cinema)
Irrfan Khan
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Birthdate: January 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tonk, Rajasthan, India
Died: April 29, 2020
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 25 
Enrico Fermi
(Italian Physicist, Nobel Laureate and Creator of the World's First Nuclear Reactor)
Enrico Fermi
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: November 28, 1954
 26 
Cleavon Little
(Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Jerry Noland’ in the TV Series ‘Temperatures Rising’)
Cleavon Little
5
Birthdate: June 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chickasha, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 22, 1992
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 27 
Carolyn Jones
(Actress)
Carolyn Jones
16
Birthdate: April 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas, United States
Died: August 3, 1983
 28 
Ivan the Terrible
(Former Tsar of Russia (1547 - 1575))
Ivan the Terrible
27
Birthdate: August 25, 1530
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kolomenskoye, Moscow, Russia
Died: March 28, 1584
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 29 
Anne Heche
(Actress)
Anne Heche
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Birthdate: May 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aurora, Ohio, United States
Died: August 12, 2022
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 30 
Ma Rainey
(Street artist, Musician)
Ma Rainey
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Died: December 22, 1939
 31 
Pier Paolo Pasolini
(Italian Filmmaker Known for His Radical Methods, Overtly Political and Often Scandalous Content)
Pier Paolo Pasolini
1
Birthdate: March 5, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: November 2, 1975
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 32 
Warren Oates
5
Birthdate: July 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Depoy, Kentucky, United States
Died: April 3, 1982
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 33 
Jack Wild
(Television actor, Film actor, Actor)
Jack Wild
5
Listed In:
Birthdate: September 30, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royton
Died: March 1, 2006
 34 
William Moulton Marston
4
Birthdate: May 9, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saugus, Massachusetts
Died: May 2, 1947
 35 
Emmy Noether
(German Mathematician Who Made Many Important Contributions to Abstract Algebra)
Emmy Noether
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 23, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
Died: April 14, 1935
 36 
Johann Pachelbel
(One of the Most Influential Composers and Organists of the Middle Baroque Era)
Johann Pachelbel
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1653 AD
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
Died: March 7, 1706
 37 
Berry Berenson
(Actress, Model and Photographer)
Berry Berenson
6
Birthdate: April 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Murray Hill, New York, United States
Died: September 11, 2001
 38 
Al-Ghazālī
(Persian Polymath Considered as One of the Most Prominent and Influential Philosophers, Theologians, Jurists, Logicians and Mystics)
Al-Ghazālī
15
Birthdate: 1058 AD
Birthplace: Ṭūs, Iran
Died: December 19, 1111
 39 
Alexis de Tocqueville
(Historian Known for His Works 'Democracy in America' & 'The Old Regime' & 'The Revolution')
Alexis de Tocqueville
0
Birthdate: July 29, 1805
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 16, 1859
 40 
Gene Siskel
(Film critic. Journalist)
Gene Siskel
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: February 20, 1999
 41 
Will Sampson
(American Painter, Rodeo Performer, and Actor)
Will Sampson
2
Birthdate: September 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA
Died: June 3, 1987
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 42 
Thomas Merton
(Writer & theologian was ordained to the Catholic priesthood and given the name "Father Louis".)
Thomas Merton
8
Birthdate: January 31, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prades, France
Died: December 10, 1968
 43 
Scipio Africanus
(One of the Best Military Commanders and Strategists of All Time)
Scipio Africanus
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0236 BC
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0183 BC
 44 
Gordon Downie
(Former Lead singer of rock band The Tragically Hip, a group that has received more than ten JUNO Awards)
Gordon Downie
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amherstview, Canada
Died: October 17, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 45 
Isabella I of Castile
(Former Queen of Castile and Leon (1474 - 1504))
Isabella I of Castile
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Birthdate: April 22, 1451
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Spain
Died: November 26, 1504
 46 
Jack Nance
(Actor)
Jack Nance
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Birthdate: December 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: December 30, 1996
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
3
Birthdate: May 12, 1828
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: April 9, 1882
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Yi Sun-sin
(Naval Commander)
Yi Sun-sin
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 28, 1545
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hansung
Died: December 16, 1598
 49 
Robert Liston
(Surgeon)
Robert Liston
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 28, 1794
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ecclesmachan, West Lothian, Scotland
Died: December 7, 1847
 50 
Lisa Blount
(Actress)
Lisa Blount
2
Birthdate: July 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
Died: October 25, 2010
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)