Died On August 11th

Discover the most famous people who died on August 11. The list includes people like Robin Williams, Andrew Carnegie, Jackson Pollock, Edith Wharton, Thaddeus Stevens. Famous personalities featured on this list, include mathematicians, actors, political leaders and surgeons and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Italy, Germany and many more countries.
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Robin Williams
(Actor & Comedian Best Known for His Roles in 'Mork & Mindy ', 'Popeye' and 'Good Will Hunting')
Robin Williams
191
Birthdate: July 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2014

One of the finest comedians of all time, Robin Williams began his career as a stand-up comedian and soon moved to act in television and films. Though widely recognised for his comedic skills, the immensely talented Williams proved his versatility by taking up and successfully performing more serious roles in films like Good Will Hunting and The Fisher King.

 2 
Jackson Pollock
(American Abstract Expressionist Artist Known for His ‘Drip Technique’ Work)
Jackson Pollock
42
Birthdate: January 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cody, Wyoming, United States
Died: 1956
Abstract Expressionist artist Jackson Pollock pioneered the drip technique or action painting, which involved moving his whole body to paint on a horizontal surface. Unfortunately, he struggled with alcoholism and died in a car accident, while drunk driving. He inspired a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography and the 2000 film Pollock.
 3 
Andrew Carnegie
(Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a major Philanthropist.)
Andrew Carnegie
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 25, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dunfermline
Died: 1919
Andrew Carnegie revolutionized the 19th-century steel industry by investing in railroads, bridges, and other projects. He donated most of his wealth to philanthropic causes, and built significant establishments, such as the Carnegie Hall and the Carnegie Mellon University. In the Gospel of Wealth, he urged the wealthy to donate.
 4 
Leonidas I
(King of Ancient Sparta)
Leonidas I
5
Birthdate: 0540 BC
Birthplace: Sparta, Greece
Died: 0480

Leonidas I was the king of the Greek city-state of Sparta from 489–480 BCE. He was the son of King Anaxandridas II. He is remembered for his participation in the Second Persian War, especially for his leadership at the Battle of Thermopylae. He died at the battle, gaining legendary status as the leader of the 300 Spartans.

 5 
Peter Cushing
(English Actor Known for His TV Series ‘BBC Sunday-Night Theatre’)
Peter Cushing
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Birthdate: May 26, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kenley, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1994
Peter Cushing is best remembered for his roles in Hammer Productions horror films, particularly as Baron Frankenstein in their Frankenstein films and as Doctor Van Helsing in their Dracula films. Fans also loved him in The Hound of the Baskervilles, Dr. Who and the Daleks, and the original Star Wars.
 6 
Herb Brooks
(American Ice Hockey Coach)
Herb Brooks
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2003
 7 
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
(American Philanthropist and Founder of the ‘Special Olympics’)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 10, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2009
Eunice Shriver, sister of American president John F. Kennedy and wife of diplomat Sargent Shriver, was an avid philanthropist. Motivated by her mentally challenged sister Rosemary’s condition, she began working for the disabled and eventually founded the Special Olympics. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her philanthropic work.
 8 
Phil Harris
(Comedian)
Phil Harris
3
Birthdate: June 24, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Linton, Indiana, United States
Died: 1995
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
V. S. Naipaul
(Trinidadian-Born British Writer Who Won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001)
V. S. Naipaul
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Trinidad and Tobago
Died: 2018

Born to Indian descendants in Trinidad, V. S. Naipaul grew up to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. The author of iconic novels such as Half a Life and A House for Mr. Biswas, Naipaul was also knighted. His realistic depiction of developing countries and their miseries won hearts worldwide.

 10 
Anne Ramsey
(Actress)
Anne Ramsey
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Birthdate: March 27, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1988
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Edith Wharton
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 24, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1937
 12 
Möngke Khan
(4th Khagan-Emperor of the Mongol Empire from 1251 to 1259)
Möngke Khan
4
Birthdate: January 11, 1209
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gobi Desert
Died: 1259

Möngke Khan reigned as the fourth khagan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire. He made several important reforms to improve the Mongol Empire's administration. Under his reign, the empire conquered Syria and Iraq and had conflicts with the Delhi Sultanate of India.

 13 
Clare of Assisi
(Italian Saint and One of the First Followers of ‘Francis of Assisi’)
Clare of Assisi
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 16, 1194
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Assisi, Italy
Died: 1253
Clare of Assisi, inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, ran away from home to escape marriage and received her vows instead. She later formed the Poor Clares. She was made the patron saint of television, as she had once seen the Mass on the walls of her room.
 14 
John Henry Newman
(Theologian and Philosopher)
John Henry Newman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 21, 1801
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland United Kingdom
Died: 1890

An important figure in the English religious history, John Henry Newman was a nineteenth century theologian, scholar and poet. Famed for leading the Oxford movement in the Church of England, he later switched to the Roman Catholic Church, eventually becoming the Cardinal Deacon of St. George in Velabro.  Also an influential educator and writer, he was canonized in October 2019.

 15 
Thaddeus Stevens
(Former United States Representative)
Thaddeus Stevens
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 4, 1792
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Danville
Died: 1868
Thaddeus Stevens was member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and a Radical Republican leader. He played a major role in ending slavery and chaired the House Ways and Means Committee during the American Civil War. He was also known for ill-treating the ex-Confederates during Reconstruction.
 16 
Peggie Castle
(Actress)
Peggie Castle
8
Birthdate: December 22, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Appalachia, Virginia, United States
Died: 1973
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 17 
John Meillon
(Actor)
John Meillon
10
Birthdate: May 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mosman, Australia
Died: 1989
 18 
Anthony McAuliffe
(Military Leader)
Anthony McAuliffe
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 2, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: 1975
 19 
Diana Mitford
(Daughter of David Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale)
Diana Mitford
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 17, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belgravia, London, United Kingdom
Died: 2003
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
John Hunyadi
(Hungarian Military and Political Figure)
John Hunyadi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1406 AD
Birthplace: Transylvania, Romania
Died: 1456

Transylvania-born Hungarian military general John Hunyadi had also been the country’s governor. Remembered for his role in the battles of Kosovo and Varna, he eventually succumbed to a plague outbreak, though he went down in history for his valiant exploits against the Turks and is now a legend even in Romania and Bulgaria.

 21 
Rahat Indori
(Poet)
Rahat Indori
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: 2020

Urdu poet Rahat Indori had an illustrious and versatile career as a painter, a Bollywood lyricist, and a professor. A regular at poetry events such as Kavi Sammelan, he was known for his captivating couplets such as Kisi Ke Baap Ka Hindustan Thodi Hai. He died of COVID-19 in 2020.

 22 
Tom Drake
(Actor)
Tom Drake
1
Birthdate: August 5, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1982
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 23 
Michael Dokes
(Boxer)
Michael Dokes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 24 
Sabina Spielrein
(Psychiatrist)
Sabina Spielrein
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Birthdate: October 25, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don, Russian Empire
Died: 1942

Sabina Spielrein was a Russian physician who also worked as a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and teacher during an illustrious professional career that spanned 30 years. A pioneer of psychoanalysis, Spielrein was the first person to bring in and popularize the concept of the death instinct. Sabina Spielrein was also one of the earliest psychoanalysts to study schizophrenia in detail. 

 25 
Tazio Nuvolari
(Former Italian Racing Driver)
Tazio Nuvolari
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Castel d’Ario, Italy
Died: 1953

Tazio Nuvolari was an Italian racing driver who raced motorcycles before focusing on sports cars. Nicknamed The Flying Mantuan, Nuvolari won 150 races including 24 Grands Prix, two Mille Miglias, five Coppa Cianos, two RAC Tourist Trophies, and two Targa Florios. Widely regarded as one of the greatest racing drivers of all time, Nuvolari also won a European Drivers' Championship.

 26 
Max Theiler
(Virologist)
Max Theiler
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 30, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa
Died: 1972

Max Theiler was a South African-American virologist and physician. After getting his medical degree in South Africa, he went on to earn a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene in London. During his career, he developed a vaccine against yellow fever, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1951. 

 27 
George Devol
(Inventor)
George Devol
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 20, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2011
 28 
Eugenio María de Hostos
(Educator)
Eugenio María de Hostos
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 11, 1839
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: near Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Died: 1903
 29 
James Wilson
(Businessman)
James Wilson
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Birthdate: June 3, 1805
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Died: 1860

Born to a hat manufacturer, James Wilson initially wished to study law but later joined his father’s business. Over the years, he established what is now the Standard Chartered Bank. Sent to Kolkata by Queen Victoria to introduce tax reforms, he introduced paper currency in the country, but died of dysentery.

 30 
Mimi Pollak
(Actress, Directors)
Mimi Pollak
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Birthdate: April 9, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karlstad, Sweden
Died: 1999
 31 
Hanif Mohammad
(Pakistani Cricketer)
Hanif Mohammad
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Junagadh, Gujarat, India
Died: 2016

Known as the Little Master of Pakistan, Hanif Mohammad was perhaps the first international star of Pakistani cricket. He also scripted history by becoming the first Pakistani cricketer with a Test cricket triple hundred. While his brothers played cricket, too, his mother was a national badminton champion.

 32 
Frieda Lawrence
(Writer)
Frieda Lawrence
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1879
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Grand Est, France
Died: 1956
 33 
Viola Herms Drath
(Socialite)
Viola Herms Drath
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: 2011
 34 
Rafael Kubelík
(Czech Composer and Conductor and Son of the Famous Violinist, Jan Kubelík)
Rafael Kubelík
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 29, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Býchory, Czechia
Died: 1996

Rafael Kubelík was a Czech composer and conductor who served as the musical director of The Royal Opera, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He also worked as a guest conductor for famous orchestras in America and Europe. Among his works were five operas and three symphonies.  

 35 
Robert W. Wood
(Physicist)
Robert W. Wood
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 2, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1955
 36 
Mateo Flores
(Guatemalan Marathon Runner)
Mateo Flores
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guatemala
Died: 2011
 37 
Abdulhussain Abdulredha
(Actor)
Abdulhussain Abdulredha
3
Birthdate: July 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sharq, Kuwait
Died: 2017
 38 
Alfred A. Knopf
(New York City, New York, United States)
Alfred A. Knopf
0
Birthdate: September 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1984
 39 
Sumner Redstone
(Billionaire Businessman and Media Magnate Who Was the Chairman of the 'National Amusements' Theater Chain)
Sumner Redstone
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2020

Media tycoon Sumner Redstone is known for his historic acquisitions of companies such as Viacom and CBS. The Harvard alumnus and lawyer later transformed his family business, National Amusements, Inc., into one of the biggest film theater chains in the U.S. He had also served the army during World War II.

 40 
Nikolai Kulikovsky
(Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia's husband)
Nikolai Kulikovsky
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 5, 1881
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Voronezh Oblast, Russia
Died: 1958
 41 
Ted Radcliffe
(Baseball Player)
Ted Radcliffe
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Died: 2005
 42 
Enrico Betti
(Italian Mathematician)
Enrico Betti
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 21, 1823
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pistoia, Italy
Died: 1892

Noted for his contributions in the fields of topology and algebra, Italian mathematician Enrico Betti also worked in the area of theoretical physics, particularly dealing with potential theory and elasticity. He discovered Betti's theorem and is perhaps best remembered for his 1871 paper on topology that led to the eventual naming of the Betti numbers after him.

 43 
Benny Waters
(Musician)
Benny Waters
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 23, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brighton, Maryland, United States
Died: 1998
 44 
Scott LeDoux
(American Politician and Professional Heavyweight Boxer)
Scott LeDoux
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United States
Died: 2011
 45 
John Benjamin Murphy
(American Physician Known for the Eponymous Clinical Sign That Is Used in Evaluating Patients with Acute Cholecystitis)
John Benjamin Murphy
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 21, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1916

American physician and abdominal-surgeon John Benjamin Murphy, who served as President of Chicago Medical Society and the American Medical Association, is best-remembered as an early advocate of intervention in appendicitis appendectomy. Several innovative procedures in areas like thoracic-surgery, neurosurgery, gynaecology, and orthopaedics were performed and elucidated by him. He is also noted for eponyms like Murphy drip and Murphy’s punch.

 46 
Rose Schneiderman
(Trade unionist)
Rose Schneiderman
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 6, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sawin, Poland
Died: 1972
 47 
Fred Sinowatz
(Chancellor of Austria from 1983 to 1986)
Fred Sinowatz
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 5, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Neufeld an der Leitha, Austria
Died: 2008
 48 
Nicholas of Cusa
(German Mathematician and Philosopher)
Nicholas of Cusa
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1401 AD
Birthplace: Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
Died: 1464

Nicholas of Cusa was a German mathematician, astronomer, jurist, theologian, and philosopher. One of the first supporters of Renaissance humanism in Germany, Nicholas of Cusa made significant political and spiritual contributions in European history. He is remembered for his efforts to reform the universal and Roman Church.

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Johann Tetzel
(Former Preacher known for selling indulgences)
Johann Tetzel
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1465 AD
Birthplace: Pirna, Germany
Died: 1519
 50 
J.G. Farrell
(Novelist)
J.G. Farrell
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: 1979