Died On August 16th

Discover the most famous people who died on August 16. The list includes people like Elvis Presley, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Idi Amin, Babe Ruth, Robert Johnson. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, chemists, lawyers and theologians and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Switzerland and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Elvis Presley
(One of the Most Significant Cultural Icons of the 20th Century and 'The King of Rock and Roll')

Elvis Presley
85
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1977

 2 
Aretha Franklin
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists in the World & 'Queen of Soul')

Aretha Franklin
81
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 3 
Babe Ruth
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)

Babe Ruth
24
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 6, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1948
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 4 

Clark Gable
15
Birthdate: February 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cadiz, Ohio, United States
Died: 1960

 5 

Robert Johnson
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hazlehurst, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1938

 6 
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(Former Prime Minister of India)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
20
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gwalior
Died: 2018
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 7 
Amanda Blake
(Actress)

Amanda Blake
6
Birthdate: February 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA
Died: 1989
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 8 
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
(Qawwal and Ghazal Singer)

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Faisalabad
Died: 1997

 9 

Bela Lugosi
4
Birthdate: October 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lugoj, Romania
Died: 1956

 10 

Stewart Granger
7
Birthdate: May 6, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: 1993
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 11 
Idi Amin
(Ugandan Dictator Who Is Considered One of the Most Brutal Despots in World History)

Idi Amin
30
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1925 AD
Birthplace: Koboko, Uganda
Died: 2003

 12 
Ramakrishna Paramhamsa
(Spiritual & Religious Leader)

Ramakrishna Paramhamsa
6
Birthdate: February 18, 1836
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kamarpukur, West Bengal, India
Died: 1886

 13 
Margaret Mitchell
(Writer of 'Gone with the Wind')

Margaret  Mitchell
1
Birthdate: November 8, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: 1949

 14 
William Halsey Jr.
(Military officer)

William Halsey Jr.
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1959

 15 
Anna Kashfi
(Actress)

Anna Kashfi
1
Birthdate: September 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chakradharpur, India
Died: 2015

 16 
Alfredo Stroessner
(Former President of Paraguay)

Alfredo Stroessner
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 3, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Encarnación
Died: 2006

 17 
Jacob Bernoulli
(Mathematician)

Jacob Bernoulli
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 27, 1654
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: 1705

 18 
Max Roach
(Musician)

Max Roach
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pasquotank County, North Carolina, U.S.
Died: 2007

 19 

William Windom
2
Birthdate: September 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 2012

 20 
John Pemberton
(Pharmacist)

John Pemberton
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 8, 1831
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Knoxville, Georgia, United States
Died: 1888

 21 

Andrew Marvell
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 31, 1621
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winestead, England
Died: 1678

 22 
Robert Bunsen
(Chemist)

Robert Bunsen
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 30, 1811
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Göttingen
Died: 1899

 23 
Jean-Martin Charcot
(Neurologist)

Jean-Martin Charcot
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 29, 1825
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1893

 24 

Charles Grandison Finney
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 29, 1792
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Warren, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1875

 25 
Joe Ranft
(Screenwriter)

Joe Ranft
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: 2005

 26 
Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia
(King of Bohemia)

Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia
0
Birthdate: February 26, 1361
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
Died: 1419

 27 

Harry Dexter White
0
Birthdate: October 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1948

 28 
Roch
(Catholic Saint)

Roch
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1348 AD
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: 1379

 29 
Selman Waksman
(Biochemist and Microbiologist Who Discovered ‘Streptomycin’ and Several Other Antibiotics)

Selman Waksman
2
Birthdate: July 22, 1888
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nova Pryluka, Ukraine
Died: 1973

 30 
Chris Lane
(Singer-songwriter)

Chris Lane
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kernersville, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2013
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 31 

Richard Williams
1
Birthdate: March 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 2019

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 25, 1746
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: 1825

 33 
João Havelange
(7th President of FIFA)

João Havelange
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 8, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Died: 2016

 34 
Abū Niḍāl
(Palestinian leader)

Abū Niḍāl
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 8, 1916, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jaffa, Palestine
Died: 2002

 35 
Masanobu Fukuoka
(agronomist, teacher, philosopher , farmer)

Masanobu Fukuoka
0
Birthdate: February 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Iyo
Died: 2008

 36 
Oveta Culp Hobby
(Government Official)

Oveta Culp Hobby
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 19, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Killeen, Texas, U.S.
Died: 1995

 37 
Duncan Phyfe
(Cabinet Maker)

Duncan Phyfe
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 27, 1768
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Loch Fannich, Scotland
Died: 1854

 38 

John, Elector of Saxony
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 30, 1468
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Meissen, Germany
Died: 1532

 39 
Hōjō Masako
(Political leader)

Hōjō Masako
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1156 AD
Birthplace: Kyoto, Japan
Died: 1225

 40 
Eva Renzi
(Actress)

Eva Renzi
0
Birthdate: November 3, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 2005
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 41 

Vassar Clements
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kinard, Florida, United States
Died: 2005

 42 
Thomas Fuller
(Historian)

Thomas Fuller
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1608 AD
Birthplace: Aldwincle
Died: 1661

 43 

José Nápoles
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 44 
Abune Paulos
(Ethiopian patriarch for Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (1992-2012))

Abune Paulos
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 3, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Adwa, Ethiopia
Died: 2012

 45 
Dorothy West
(Novelist)

Dorothy West
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 2, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1998

Margaret Stewart, Dauphine of France
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 25, 1424
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Perth, Scotland
Died: 1445

 47 
Vera Glagoleva
(Actress, Film director)

Vera Glagoleva
1
Birthdate: January 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 2017
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 48 

Yelena Shushunova
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 2018
Height: 4'10" (147 cm)

Peter I of Yugoslavia
2
Birthdate: June 29, 1844
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: 1921

 50 
Dorival Caymmi
(Singer-Songwriter)

Dorival Caymmi
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 30, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Died: 2008