Died On August 1st

Discover the most famous people who died on August 1. The list includes people like Charles Whitman, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Calamity Jane, Corazon Aquino, Otto Heinrich Warburg. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, actors and artists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Italy, France & Germany and many more countries.
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Marc Antony
(Roman General)
Marc Antony
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 14, 0083
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0030

Mark Antony was a Roman politician who played a key role in transforming the Roman Republic into the autocratic Roman Empire. Marc Antony is best remembered as one of Julius Caesar's generals during Caesar's Civil War. One of the most important figures in the history of Rome, Mark Antony has been the subject of several artistic portrayals since his death.

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Osman I
(Political Leader)
Osman I
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Birthdate: 1258 AD
Birthplace: Söğüt, Turkey
Died: 1326

Osman I was the founder of the Ottoman dynasty, which ruled the Ottoman Empire between 1299 and 1922. One of the most important historical figures in Turkey, Osman I is often depicted in popular culture. Interestingly, he is also one of the least documented leaders of the Ottoman Turks, making the factual information of his biographies questionable.

 3 
Wilford Brimley
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Birthdate: September 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: 2020

A stint at U.S. Marine Corps and a variety of jobs later, Wilford Brimley finally entered the world of acting, albeit as an extra. He established himself as a character actor and bagged his first leading role at the age of fifty. His notable work include Cocoon, The Natural and Our House. He is known for Quaker Oats commercials too.

 4 
Manuel L. Quezon
(2nd President of the Philippines)
Manuel L. Quezon
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 19, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baler, Philippines
Died: 1944

Filipino statesman Manuel L. Quezon, or MLQ, was the president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944, thus becoming the first Filipino to lead a government of the whole of the Philippines. He formed a government-in-exile in the U.S. after the Japanese invasion during World War II.

 5 
Corazon Aquino
(Former President of Phillipines)
Corazon Aquino
48
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 25, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paniqui, Tarlac
Died: 2009
Corazon Aquino, or Cory Aquino, was the first female president of the Philippines. She led the People Power Revolution after her husband Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.’s assassination and ended the 21-year dictatorial reign of President Ferdinand Marcos. In 1986, Corazon was named Time Magazine’s Woman of the Year.
 6 
Anne, Queen of Great Britain
(Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1707 – 1714))
Anne, Queen of Great Britain
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Birthdate: February 6, 1665
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St James's Palace, Westminster, England
Died: 1714

Many biographers consider Anne, the Queen of Great Britain, a weak and irresolute woman. It is said that she lacked political astuteness and was easily influenced by others. Though she was troubled by poor health throughout her life, she became increasingly obese and ill during her 30s and eventually died at the age of 49.

 7 
Cilla Black
(Singer)
Cilla Black
8
Birthdate: May 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vauxhall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: 2015
Priscilla Maria Veronica White, better known as Cilla Black, is best remembered for her chart-topping hits You're My World and Anyone Who Had a Heart. She had her own show, Cilia, and also acted as a comedy actor. She later presented shows such as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.
 8 
Cosimo de' Medici
(He Established the Medici Family as Effective Rulers of Florence During Much of the Italian Renaissance)
Cosimo de' Medici
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 10, 1389
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1464

One of the main patriarchs of the famed Medici family that ruled Florence, Italian banker Cosimo de' Medici was one of the richest men of his time. Medici was also a great patron of art and architecture. He also arranged a search for ancient manuscripts and opened a public library.

 9 
Francis Gary Powers
(American Military Officer)
Francis Gary Powers
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jenkins, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1977

Francis Gary Powers was an American pilot. His Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) U-2 spy plane was shot down in what came to be known as the 1960 U-2 incident. He was performing photographic aerial reconnaissance deep inside Soviet territory when the incident occurred. He survived and later worked as a helicopter pilot for KNBC in Los Angeles.

 10 
Frances Farmer
(American Actress and Television Hostess)
Frances Farmer
9
Birthdate: September 19, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: 1970
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Strother Martin
8
Birthdate: March 26, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kokomo, Indiana, United States
Died: 1980
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
Bud Powell
(American Jazz Pianist and Composer)
Bud Powell
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: 1966
 13 
Fahd of Saudi Arabia
(The Longest-Reigning King of Saudi Arabia (1982 - 2005))
Fahd of Saudi Arabia
11
Birthdate: March 16, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: 2005

Fahd of Saudi Arabia, the eighth son of Saudi king Abdulaziz, started his career as a politician and served as the minister of education and the minister of interior of Saudi Arabia. He then reigned as the king and prime minister of Saudi Arabia for more than 2 decades, becoming the longest-reigning Saudi king.

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Pola Negri
(Actress)
Pola Negri
3
Birthdate: January 3, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lipno, Poland
Died: 1987
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Otto Heinrich Warburg
(German Physiologist, Medical Doctor and Winner of the 1931 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Otto Heinrich Warburg
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 8, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Died: 1970

Otto Heinrich Warburg was a German medical doctor and physiologist. In 1931, his discovery of the nature of the respiratory enzyme earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He also played an important role during World War I where he served as an officer in the cavalry regiment; he was honored with the Iron Cross for bravery.

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Paddy Chayefsky
(Screenwriter)
Paddy Chayefsky
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1981
 17 
Queen Anne of Romania
(Wife of King Michael I of Romania Who Later Became an Uncrowned Queen of Romania)
Queen Anne of Romania
2
Birthdate: September 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2016

Princess Anne Antoinette came to be known as the Queen of Romania after her marriage to Romanian king Michael I. However, she was actually an uncrowned queen, since her husband was forced to abdicate by the Communists shortly before their marriage. She had also been a Free French forces nurse.

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Calamity Jane
(American scout)
Calamity Jane
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 1, 1852
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Princeton, Missouri
Died: 1903

Martha Jane Cannary, better known by her nickname Calamity Jane, was an American frontierswoman. Her friendship with Wild Bill Hickok and her habit of wearing men's attire made her a popular fictional character in literature, plays, games, films, and TV series. She has been portrayed by actresses like Jean Arthur, Frances Farmer, Marin Sais, and Yvonne De Carlo among others.

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Alphonsus Liguori
(Italian Catholic Bishop, Founder of the 'Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer' Known as the 'Redemptorists')
Alphonsus Liguori
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 27, 1696
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marianella, Naples, Italy
Died: 1787

Catholic bishop Alphonsus Liguori was the man behind the formation of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, also known as the Redemptorists. He stepped into his spiritual life after an 8-year stint as a lawyer. He is also remembered for his works on moral theology and equiprobabilism.

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Walter Ulbricht
(First Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (1950 - 1971))
Walter Ulbricht
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 30, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: 1973

Walter Ulbricht was a German politician who played a major role in the establishment of the Communist Party of Germany. He also played a key role in the establishment and development of the German Democratic Republic. from 1950 to 1971, Walter Ulbricht was the most influential person in East Germany, serving as the Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party.

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Sviatoslav Richter
(Who is frequently regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time)
Sviatoslav Richter
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Died: 1997
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Theodore Roethke
(Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet)
Theodore Roethke
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 25, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan
Died: 1963
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Eva Bartok
(Hungarian-British Actress Who Acted in American, British, German, Hungarian, French and Israeli Films)
Eva Bartok
3
Birthdate: June 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kecskemét, Hungary
Died: 1998

Though she married a Nazi officer at age 15, to avoid deportation, Hungarian Jewish actor Eva Bartok was later hounded by Hungarian Communists. She then moved to the US and gained fame with movies such as The Crimson Pirate. She also claimed to have had a daughter with singer Frank Sinatra.

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Lydia Litvyak
(Fighter pilot)
Lydia Litvyak
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1943
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Lesya Ukrainka
(Writer)
Lesya Ukrainka
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 25, 1871
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Novohrad-Volyns'kyi, Ukraine
Died: 1913
 26 
Korey Stringer
(American Football Player)
Korey Stringer
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warren, Ohio, United States
Died: 2001
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Justin I
(Byzantine Emperor (518–527))
Justin I
4
Birthdate: February 2, 0450
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
Died: 0527
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John Ross
(politician)
John Ross
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 3, 1790
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alabama
Died: 1866
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Fakir Musafar
(Photographer)
Fakir Musafar
1
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: August 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States
Died: 2018
 30 
Peter Carter
(Australian Tennis Player and Coach)
Peter Carter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: 2002

Remembered as the coach of tennis legend Roger Federer, Peter Carter had started off as a player but moved to coaching after his playing career was cut short due to injuries. He tragically died in a car accident at the Kruger National Park, where he was supposed to be holidaying with his wife.

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Edmund of Langley, 1st duke of York
(King)
Edmund of Langley, 1st duke of York
1
Birthdate: June 5, 1341
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: King’s Langley, England
Died: 1402
 32 
Henry Kendall
(Author)
Henry Kendall
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 18, 1839
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New South Wales, Australia
Died: 1882

After losing his father at age 2, Henry Kendall was raised on a farm by his mother. The Australian bush poet is remembered for his depictions of nature in works such as Leaves from Australian Forests. Throughout his life, he continued to switch from one job to another.

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Richard Kuhn
(Biochemist)
Richard Kuhn
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Died: 1967

Richard Kuhn was an Austrian-German biochemist whose work on vitamins and carotenoids earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1938. Over the course of his illustrious career, Richard Kuhn also won several other prestigious awards, such as the Wilhelm Exner Medal in 1952 and the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art in 1961.

 34 
Elías García Martínez
(Painter)
Elías García Martínez
0
Birthdate: July 20, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Requena, Valencia, Spain
Died: 1934

Spanish painter Elías García Martínez was trained at an art academy in Barcelona and then served as a professor of ornamental and portrait painting throughout his life. One of his popular frescos in Borja, Ecce Homo, was destroyed by a woman because it needed to be restored, causing international uproar.

 35 
Nirad C. Chaudhuri
(Indian writer)
Nirad C. Chaudhuri
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kishoreganj, Mymensingh, British India (now Bangladesh)
Died: 1999
 36 
Robert Morrison
(Scottish Protestant Missionary Preacher)
Robert Morrison
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1782
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Morpeth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1834

Better known as the pioneer of Protestant missionary work in China, Robert Morrison was the first missionary from the London Missionary Society to visit China. Apart from translating the Bible into Chinese, he also enriched Anglo-Chinese literature with his dictionaries and books on Chinese grammar.

 37 
Tadeusz Reichstein
(Polish-Swiss Chemist Who Won the 1950 Nobel Prize in Medicine for His Work on Isolation of Cortisone)
Tadeusz Reichstein
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 20, 1897
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wloclawek, Poland
Died: 1996

Swiss chemist Tadeusz Reichstein is remembered for his Nobel Prize-winning research on the hormones of the adrenal cortex. He also taught pharmaceutical chemistry and organic chemistry at the University of Basel and independently discovered the synthesis of vitamin C. At 99, he was the oldest-living Nobel laureate until his death.

 38 
Dick Kazmaier
(American football player)
Dick Kazmaier
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maumee River, Ohio, United States
Died: 2013
 39 
Frida Boccara
(Singer)
Frida Boccara
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
Died: 1996
 40 
Louis VI of France
(King)
Louis VI of France
0
Birthdate: 1081 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1137
 41 
Israel Zangwill
(Author)
Israel Zangwill
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 21, 1864
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1926
 42 
Andrei Bubnov
(Politician)
Andrei Bubnov
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 23, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ivanovo, Russia
Died: 1938
 43 
Patrick Depailler
(French Formula One Driver)
Patrick Depailler
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Clermont-Ferrand, France
Died: 1980
 44 
Robert F. Boyle
(Art Director)
Robert F. Boyle
0
Birthdate: October 10, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2010
 45 
Khosrow Sinai
(Director)
Khosrow Sinai
0
Birthdate: January 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sari, Iran
Died: 2020

Khosrow Sinai was an Iranian poet, composer, film director, screenwriter, and scholar. The first Iranian filmmaker to receive an international prize after the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Khosrow Sinai is best remembered for his celebrated film Bride of Fire, which won numerous awards in both international and domestic film festivals.

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Harley Race
(American Professional Wrestler)
Harley Race
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Quitman, Missouri, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 47 
Olaus Magnus
(Swedish Writer and Archbishop of Uppsala)
Olaus Magnus
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1490
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Skänninge, Sweden
Died: 1557

Officially the Archbishop of Uppsala, Olaus Magnus is remembered more as an established author and cartographer. Born Olof Månsson in southern Sweden, he spent the greater part of his life in exile, leaving behind several monumental works on Nordic countries including the History of the Northern People and Carta Marina, a map that is treasured even by modern oceanographers

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Edwin Austin Abbey
(Illustrator)
Edwin Austin Abbey
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Birthdate: April 1, 1852
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1911
 49 
Karl Otfried Müller
(German Professor and Scholar)
Karl Otfried Müller
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Birthdate: August 28, 1797
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brzeg, Poland
Died: 1840

One of the pioneers of Hellenic studies, German scholar Karl Otfried Müller began his academic career at the University of Göttingen. While he initially taught art history and archaeology, he later explored Greek art and myths and their relationship with culture and history. He died of a fever during an expedition in Greece.

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Amar Singh
(Indian Politician and Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha (1996-2014))
Amar Singh
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 2020