Died On August 23rd

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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.
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William Wallace
(Scottish Knight Who Became One of the Main Leaders During the First War of Scottish Independence)
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)
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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
(Italian Actor)
Rudolph Valentino
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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 Known for His Discovery of 'Uranus' and 'Infrared Radiation')
William Herschel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 15, 1738
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: 1822
 6 
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)
 7 
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)
 8 
Brock Peters
(Best Known for His Portrayal of 'Tom Robinson' in the Movie 'To Kill a Mockingbird')
Brock Peters
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Birthdate: July 2, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Steven Hill
5
Birthdate: February 24, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: 2016
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
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
 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 
Charles Augustin De Coulomb
(French Physicist Best Known as the 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
 13 
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)
 14 
Sayyed Bozorg Mahmoody
(Anesthesiologist)
Sayyed Bozorg Mahmoody
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1939 AD
Birthplace: Shooshtar, Iran
Died: 2009
 15 
Princess Stéphanie of Belgium
(Crown Princess of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia)
Princess Stéphanie of Belgium
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Birthdate: May 21, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1945
 16 
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)
 17 
Adolf Loos
(Architect)
Adolf Loos
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 10, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brno
Died: 1933
 18 
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
 19 
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
 20 
John Kendrew
(English Biochemist, Crystallographer and One of the Winners of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
John Kendrew
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Died: 1997
 21 
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
 22 
Increase Mather
(British 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
 23 
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
 24 
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
 25 
Félicien Rops
(Painter, Illustrator)
Félicien Rops
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 7, 1833
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Namur
Died: 1898
 26 
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)
 27 
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
 28 
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
 29 
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)
 30 
Wasim Raja
(Cricketer, Teacher)
Wasim Raja
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Multān, Pakistan
Died: 2006
Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 2, 1470
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dueñas, Palencia, Spain
Died: 1498
 32 
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
 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
Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
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Birthdate: January 15, 1793
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1865
 35 
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
 36 
Stanford Moore
(Biochemist)
Stanford Moore
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, US
Died: 1982
 37 
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
 38 
Vernon Howard
(Author, Writer)
Vernon Howard
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 16, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Died: 1992
 39 
Florence B. Seibert
(American Biochemist Known for Isolating a Pure Form of 'Tuberculin')
Florence B. Seibert
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 6, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1991
 40 
William Thompson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1811
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Trinity Walk, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: 1880
 41 
Marigold Churchill
(Winston Churchill's Daughter)
Marigold Churchill
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: 1921
 42 
Henryk Siemiradzki
1
Birthdate: October 24, 1843
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pecheniz'kyi district, Ukraine
Died: 1902
 43 
Gnaeus Julius Agricola
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 13, 0040
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fréjus, France
Died: 0093
 44 
George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham
(British Politician, Courtier and Master of the Horse (1616 - 1628))
George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1592
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooksby, Leicestershire, England
Died: 1628
 45 
David Rose
(Entrepreneur)
David Rose
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 15, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1990
 46 
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
 47 
Deodoro da Fonseca
(Brazilian Military Leader Who Became the Country's 1st President)
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
 48 
Gregory Gaye
0
Birthdate: October 10, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1993
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 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 
Norman Wexler
(Writer, Screenwriter)
Norman Wexler
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Birthdate: August 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1999