Died On August 23rd

Discover the most famous people who died on August 23. The list includes people like William Wallace, R. D. Laing, William Glasser, John Kendrew, Stanford Moore. Famous personalities featured on this list, include physicists, artists, playwrights and military leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Scotland, Canada & France 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 
William Wallace
(Military Leader, Knight)

William Wallace
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1270
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: 1305
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 2 
Abu Bakr
(1st Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate (632-634))

Abu Bakr
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Birthdate: October 27, 0573
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0634

 3 

Rudolph Valentino
2
Birthdate: May 6, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Castellaneta, Italy
Died: 1926
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 4 
Caesarion
(Pharaoh)

Caesarion
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Birthdate: June 23, 0047
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0030

 5 
William Herschel
(Astronomer)

William Herschel
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 15, 1738
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: 1822

 6 

Kathleen Freeman
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Birthdate: February 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2001
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 7 

Oscar Hammerstein II
2
Birthdate: July 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1960
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Steven Hill
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Birthdate: February 24, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: 2016
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 9 
R. D. Laing
(Psychiatrist)

R. D. Laing
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Govanhill
Died: 1989

 10 
Charles Augustin De Coulomb
(Physicist, Eponymous discoverer of Coulomb's law)

Charles Augustin De Coulomb
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 14, 1736
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Angoulême, France
Died: 1806

 11 
Abdülmecid II
(Was the last Caliph of the Ottoman Dynasty, the only Caliph of the Republic of Turkey)

Abdülmecid II
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Birthdate: May 29, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Beşiktaş, Turkey
Died: 1944

 12 
Brock Peters
(American Actor Who Played 'Tom Robinson' in 'To Kill a Mockingbird')

Brock Peters
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Birthdate: July 2, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 2005
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 13 
Adolf Loos
(Architect)

Adolf Loos
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 10, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brno
Died: 1933

 14 
Benny Chan
(Film director and producer)

Benny Chan
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Birthdate: October 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Died: 2020
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 15 
Bobby Lee Bonds
(Baseball player)

Bobby Lee Bonds
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riverside, California, US
Died: 2003
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 16 
John Kendrew
(Biochemist and Crystallographer)

John Kendrew
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Died: 1997

 17 
Steve Van Buren
(Football Player)

Steve Van Buren
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 28, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Ceiba, Honduras
Died: 2012
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 18 
William Glasser
(Developer of reality therapy and choice theory)

William Glasser
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Birthdate: May 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cleveland
Died: 2013

 19 
Hoyt Wilhelm
(Baseball player)

Hoyt Wilhelm
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huntersville, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2002

 20 
Oliver Hazard Perry
(Former U.S. naval officer who became a national hero when he defeated a British squadron in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812)

Oliver Hazard Perry
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 23, 1785
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 1819

 21 
Increase Mather
(Clergyman)

Increase Mather
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 21, 1639
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Massachusetts Bay Colony, United States
Died: 1723

Princess Stéphanie of Belgium
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Birthdate: May 21, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1945

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Francis X. Bushman
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Birthdate: January 10, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died: 1966
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 24 
Maynard Ferguson
(Former jazz trumpeter and bandleader known for his remarkable ability to hit high notes)

Maynard Ferguson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Verdun, Montreal, Canada
Died: 2006

 25 
Sidney Howard
(Playwright)

Sidney Howard
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1891
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: 1939

 26 
George David Weiss
(Songwriter)

George David Weiss
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: 2010

 27 
Vernon Howard
(Author, Writer)

Vernon Howard
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 16, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Died: 1992

 28 

Henryk Siemiradzki
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Birthdate: October 24, 1843
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pecheniz'kyi district, Ukraine
Died: 1902

 29 
Saad Zaghloul
(Prime Minister)

Saad Zaghloul
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 1, 1859
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kafr El Sheikh Governorate, Egypt
Died: 1927

 30 
Peter Maas
(Journalist)

Peter Maas
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Birthdate: June 27, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2001

 31 
Félicien Rops
(Painter, Illustrator)

Félicien Rops
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 7, 1833
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Namur
Died: 1898

 32 
Eugène Schueller
(Founder of L'Oréal)

Eugène Schueller
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 20, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1957

 33 
Sam Hughes
(Politician)

Sam Hughes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 8, 1853
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Province of Canada
Died: 1921

 34 
Sayyed Bozorg Mahmoody
(Anesthesiologist)

Sayyed Bozorg Mahmoody
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1939 AD
Birthplace: Shooshtar, Iran
Died: 2009

Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
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Birthdate: January 15, 1793
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1865

 36 
Reinhard Selten
(Economist)

Reinhard Selten
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Birthdate: October 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: 2016

 37 

William Thompson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1811
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Trinity Walk, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: 1880

 38 
Deodoro da Fonseca
(Politician)

Deodoro da Fonseca
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 5, 1827
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marechal Deodoro, State of Alagoas, Brazil
Died: 1892

 39 
Kuldip Nayyar
(Journalist, Diplomat)

Kuldip Nayyar
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Birthdate: August 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sialkot, Punjab, British India
Died: 2018

 40 

Florence B. Seibert
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 6, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Easton, Pennsylvania
Died: 1991

 41 
David H. Koch
(Co-owner of Koch Industries)

David H. Koch
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: 2019

 42 
Marigold Churchill
(Winston Churchill's Daughter)

Marigold Churchill
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: 1921

Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 2, 1470
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dueñas, Palencia, Spain
Died: 1498

 44 
Peter King
(Saxophonist, Clarinettist)

Peter King
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 11, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, England
Died: 2020

 45 
Luis de León
(linguist, poet, writer, translator)

Luis de León
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1527 AD
Birthplace: Belmonte de Campos
Died: 1591

 46 
George Villiers
(Politician)

George Villiers
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1592
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leicestershire
Died: 1628

 47 
John Geoghan
(Serial Child Rapist)

John Geoghan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston
Died: 2003

 48 
Bruce Randall
(Bodybuilder)

Bruce Randall
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: United States
Died: 2010

 49 
Justin Townes Earle
(Singer-songwriter)

Justin Townes Earle
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2020

 50 
Kuroda Kiyotaka
(Politician)

Kuroda Kiyotaka
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 9, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shinyashikicho, Kagoshima, Japan
Died: 1900