Famous People Who Died At 68

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The list of famous people who died at 68 includes Edward VII, Rita Hayworth, Edward I of England, Johan Cruyff, William Henry Harrison. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, emperors & kings and actors and from other domains of life. This list of celebrities who died at 68 includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Italy and many more countries.
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 1 
Rita Hayworth
(American Actress, Dancer, Producer and One of the Most Glamorous Screen Idols of the 1940s)
Rita Hayworth
16
Birthdate: October 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 14, 1987
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 2 
Johan Cruyff
(One of the Greatest Football Players & One of the Best Managers Ever)
Johan Cruyff
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 24, 2016
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 3 
Josephine Baker
(First Black Woman to Star in a Major Motion Picture, the 1927 Silent Film 'Siren of the Tropics')
Josephine Baker
23
Birthdate: June 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: April 12, 1975
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 4 
Osman I
(Political Leader)
Osman I
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Birthdate: 1258 AD
Birthplace: Söğüt, Turkey
Died: August 1, 1326
 5 
Shel Silverstein
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Birthdate: September 25, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 10, 1999
 6 
Johannes Gutenberg
(German Inventor and Printer Who Introduced Printing to Europe With His Mechanical Movable-Type Printing Press)
Johannes Gutenberg
9
Birthdate: 1400 AD
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: February 3, 1468
 7 
Jack Johnson (Boxer)
(One of the Most Influential Boxers of All Time)
Jack Johnson (Boxer)
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 31, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Died: June 10, 1946
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 8 
Redd Foxx
(Comedian)
Redd Foxx
9
Birthdate: December 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 11, 1991
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 9 
Benny Hill
(Comedian, Actor, Singer and Writer who is Best Remembered for his Television Programme 'The Benny Hill Show')
Benny Hill
4
Birthdate: January 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Died: April 20, 1992
 10 
William Henry Harrison
(The First U.S President to Die in the Office and Had the Shortest Presidency in the U.S. History)
William Henry Harrison
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 9, 1773
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Died: April 4, 1841
 11 
Ted Hughes
(Poet and Children's Writer)
Ted Hughes
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mytholmroyd
Died: October 28, 1998
 12 
Alexandre Dumas
(One of the Most Popular and Widely Read French Authors of the 19th Century)
Alexandre Dumas
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 24, 1802
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Villers-Cotterêts, France
Died: December 5, 1870
 13 
Ida B. Wells
(Women's Rights Activist and Civil Rights Leader)
Ida B. Wells
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 16, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 25, 1931
 14 
Miguel de Cervantes
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 29, 1547
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Died: April 22, 1616
 15 
Edward I of England
(King of England from 1272 to 1307)
Edward I of England
10
Birthdate: June 1, 1239
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 7, 1307
 16 
Dmitry Shostakovich
(One of the Major Russian Composers of the 20th Century)
Dmitry Shostakovich
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 25, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 9, 1975
 17 
Frances Shand Kydd
(Mother of Diana, Princess of Wales)
Frances Shand Kydd
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died: June 3, 2004
 18 
Powers Boothe
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Miniseries 'Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones')
Powers Boothe
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Birthdate: June 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Snyder, Texas, United States
Died: May 14, 2017
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 19 
McLean Stevenson
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake’ in the TV Series ‘M*A*S*H’)
McLean Stevenson
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Birthdate: November 14, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Normal, Illinois, United States
Died: February 15, 1996
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 20 
Rene Magritte
(Belgian Surrealist Artist, Who Became Well Known for Creating a Number of Witty and Thought-Provoking Images)
Rene Magritte
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 21, 1898
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lessines, Belgium
Died: August 15, 1967
 21 
William James
(Philosopher, Psychologist)
William James
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Birthdate: January 11, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 26, 1910
 22 
James Avery
(Film actor)
James Avery
4
Birthdate: November 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suffolk, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 31, 2013
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 23 
Faisal of Saudi Arabia
(King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975)
Faisal of Saudi Arabia
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Birthdate: April 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: March 25, 1975
 24 
Lesley Gore
(Singer-songwriter, Actress)
Lesley Gore
4
Birthdate: May 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: February 16, 2015
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 25 
Charles Krauthammer
(Political Columnist Who Won the Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his columns in 'The Washington Post')
Charles Krauthammer
4
Birthdate: March 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 21, 2018
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 26 
Alan Hale Jr.
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Birthdate: March 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: January 2, 1990
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 27 
Haji Mastan
(Gangster, Smuggler)
Haji Mastan
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Panaikulam, Ramanathapuram District (Madras Presidency now Tamil Nadu), British India
Died: May 9, 1994
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 28 
Merle Oberon
(Actress)
Merle Oberon
0
Birthdate: February 19, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bombay, British India
Died: November 23, 1979
 29 
John C. Calhoun
(7th Vice President of the U.S.A)
John C. Calhoun
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 18, 1782
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Abbeville
Died: March 31, 1850
 30 
Fridtjof Nansen
(Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the First High Commissioner for Refugees Appointed by the League of Nations)
Fridtjof Nansen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 10, 1861
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: May 13, 1930
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Roman Stoic Philosopher, Statesman and Dramatist)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Birthdate: 0004 BC
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: 0065 AD
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Hayreddin Barbarossa
(Ottoman Navy Admiral )
Hayreddin Barbarossa
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1478 AD
Birthplace: Paleokipos, Greece
Died: July 4, 1546
 33 
Heather Menzies
0
Birthdate: December 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: December 24, 2017
 34 
Kathryn Kuhlman
(Evangelist)
Kathryn Kuhlman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Johnson County, Missouri, United States
Died: February 20, 1976
 35 
Thomas Robert Malthus
(Political Economist)
Thomas Robert Malthus
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Birthdate: February 13, 1766
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Surrey, England
Died: December 23, 1834
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Kangxi Emperor
(Emperor of the Qing Dynasty from 1661 to 1722)
Kangxi Emperor
3
Birthdate: May 4, 1654
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: December 20, 1722
 37 
William Clark
(Explorer)
William Clark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 1, 1770
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caroline County
Died: September 1, 1838
 38 
Timur
(Amir of the Timurid Empire from 1370 to 1405)
Timur
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Birthdate: April 9, 1336
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan
Died: February 18, 1405
 39 
Marvin Hamlisch
(Composer, Conductor)
Marvin Hamlisch
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: August 6, 2012
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 40 
Richard E. Byrd
(American Naval Officer and Explorer Known for His Expedition of the Antarctic Plateau)
Richard E. Byrd
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 25, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia, United States
Died: March 11, 1957
 41 
Louis de Funès
1
Birthdate: July 31, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Courbevoie, France
Died: January 27, 1983
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 42 
Maxim Gorky
(Russian Writer Best Known for His Works 'The Lower Depths', 'Mother', 'Chelkash' and 'Children of the Sun')
Maxim Gorky
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 28, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: June 18, 1936
 43 
Tex Ritter
(Singer)
Tex Ritter
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 12, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Murvaul, Texas, USA
Died: January 2, 1974
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 44 
Robert Preston
(Former Actor best known for his role as Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man on the Broadway stage in 1957)
Robert Preston
0
Birthdate: June 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 21, 1987
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
Tony Scott
(Director Known for His Successful Thriller Films: ‘Top Gun’, ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’ and ‘Days of Thunder')
Tony Scott
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Birthdate: June 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tynemouth, England
Died: August 19, 2012
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 46 
Don Grady
(Actor)
Don Grady
3
Birthdate: June 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: June 27, 2012
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 47 
Louis XVIII of France
(King of France from 1814 to 1824)
Louis XVIII of France
0
Birthdate: November 17, 1755
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: September 16, 1824
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Robert Walpole
(Prime Minister of Great Britain (1721-42))
Robert Walpole
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 26, 1676
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houghton, Norfolk, England
Died: March 18, 1745
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Emperor Wu of Han
(Emperor of China)
Emperor Wu of Han
10
Birthdate: June 30, 0156
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chang'an
Died: March 29, 0087
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Nicéphore Niépce
(Creator of World's First Permanent Photographic Image)
Nicéphore Niépce
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Birthdate: March 7, 1765
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chalon-sur-Saône
Died: July 5, 1833