Died On August 24th

Discover the most famous people who died on August 24. The list includes people like Richard Attenborough, Simone Weil, Julie Harris, V. V. Giri, Thomas Blood. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, physicists, directors and actors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from France, United States, United Kingdom & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Richard Attenborough
(English Actor & Filmmaker)
Richard Attenborough
31
Birthdate: August 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Died: 2014

Richard Attenborough is credited with making one of the greatest films of all time - Gandhi. Also an actor, Richard served as the president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Apart from being honored by the British royalty, he was also honored with India's third-highest civilian award, The Padma Bhushan.

 2 
Bray Wyatt
(American Professional Wrestler)
Bray Wyatt
29
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooksville, Florida, United States
Died: 2023

Bray Wyatt is a professional wrestler. Signed to the popular wrestling promotion WWE, Bray Wyatt uses intimidation as a major factor to gain an upper hand over his opponents. He also uses gimmicks, such as playing with his opponents' psychology to win matches. Wyatt has held several championship titles, such as the WWE Universal Championship and WWE Championship.

 3 
Charlie Watts
(Drummer)
Charlie Watts
24
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kingsbury, London, England
Died: 2021

English drummer, Charlie Watts, was best known as a member of the band Rolling Stones. He was associated with the group for almost 60 years. He began his career as a graphic designer for an advertising company and played with bands in his leisure time. He eventually started drumming full time with Rolling Stones.

 4 
Louis Prima
(Singer-songwriter)
Louis Prima
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 7, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1978
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 5 
E. G. Marshall
8
Birthdate: June 18, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Owatonna, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 6 
Robin Leach
(Host of the Television Series 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' from 1984 to 1995)
Robin Leach
3
Birthdate: August 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2018

Veteran British entertainment journalist Robin Leach is best remembered as the host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, a show he was associated with for over a decade. At 18, he was the youngest editor of the Daily Mail. He also worked as an entertainment columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

 7 
Simone Weil
(French Mystic, Social Philosopher and Resistance Activist During World War II)
Simone Weil
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 3, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1943
Paris-born philosopher and activist Simone Weil could speak in Sanskrit and Greek as a student. Called The Martian by her classmates, due to her peculiar nature, she died of cardiac failure at 34, refusing to eat more than the people of German-occupied France, in spite of being diagnosed with tuberculosis. 
 8 
Arun Jaitley
(Minister of Finance (2014-2019))
Arun Jaitley
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: 2019

BJP member Arun Jaitley had led ministries such as finance, defense, and law and justice. The Indian politician was a skilled lawyer and had been part of cases such as the 2002 Pepsi vs. Coca-Cola case in the Supreme Court. He was awarded a Padma Vibhushan posthumously.

 9 
Jane Greer
(Actress)
Jane Greer
4
Birthdate: September 9, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2001
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 10 
Rose of Lima
(Patron Saint of Peru and South America)
Rose of Lima
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 20, 1586
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: 1617

Rose of Lima is revered as the patron saint of Peru. Legend has it that she had chopped off her hair and damaged her skin to avoid getting married. A member of the Dominican Order, she was the first from the Americas to be canonized by the Catholic Church.

 11 
Leonard Frey
(Actor)
Leonard Frey
0
Birthdate: September 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1988
 12 
Julie Harris
(Actress)
Julie Harris
1
Birthdate: December 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
Died: 2013
 13 
Satoshi Kon
(Animator, Film director, Screenwriter, Mangaka)
Satoshi Kon
6
Birthdate: October 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kushiro
Died: 2010
 14 
Yootha Joyce
(Actor)
Yootha Joyce
2
Birthdate: August 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wandsworth, England
Died: 1980
 15 
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
(French Mechanical Engineer Who is Described as the Father of Thermodynamics)
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 1, 1796
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1832

Son of French Revolutionary leader and mathematician Lazare Carnot, Sadi Carnot was an engineer in the French army. He later laid down the Carnot cycle of heat engines. Much of his works were buried with him when he died of cholera at 36, due to the contagiousness of the disease.

 16 
Henry J. Kaiser
(Engineer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist)
Henry J. Kaiser
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 9, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sprout Brook
Died: 1967
 17 
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
(Swiss-American Psychiatrist, a Pioneer in Near-Death Studies and Author of the Book ‘On Death and Dying')
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland
Died: 2004

Best known for her pathbreaking bestseller On Death and Dying, Swiss-American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross also made pioneering research in areas such as near-death studies. Her five stages of grief, or the Kübler-Ross model, has been adopted by corporates to help employees deal with loss and change.

 18 
Su Shi
(Chinese Poet, Essayist, Politician, Calligrapher and Painter)
Su Shi
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 8, 1037
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Meishan, China
Died: 1101

Su Shi was a Chinese writer, calligrapher, poet, painter, gastronome, pharmacologist, and politician who lived during the Song dynasty. He played a major role in the political affairs of the Song dynasty. He is credited with producing some of the best-known poems, prose, and essays and is considered one of the most decorated personalities in classical Chinese literature.

 19 
Sir Wilfred Thesiger
(British explorer)
Sir Wilfred Thesiger
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 3, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Died: 2003
 20 
Rudolf Clausius
(Physicist, University teacher, Mathematician, Theoretical physicist)
Rudolf Clausius
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 2, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Koszalin
Died: 1888

Rudolf Clausius was a German mathematician and physicist. He is credited with formulating the second law of thermodynamics; he is widely regarded as one of the principal founders of the science of thermodynamics. He taught physics at the Artillery and Engineering School in Berlin.

 21 
Kenji Mizoguchi
(Japanese Film Director and Screenwriter Known for His Long Takes and Mise-en-scène)
Kenji Mizoguchi
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Birthdate: May 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hongo, Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1956

Kenji Mizoguchi was a Japanese film director and screenwriter best known for his romantic fantasy drama film Ugetsu. He earned much acclaim for his style of filmography and stage design. He developed what became his signature "one-scene-one-shot" approach to cinema and is counted amongst the most acclaimed filmmakers in Japanese and world cinema history. 

 22 
Roger Y. Tsien
(American Biochemist)
Roger Y. Tsien
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2016

Co-recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, Roger Yonchien Tsien began working on the subject in collaboration with Osamu Shimomura and Martin Chalfie while serving as professor of chemistry and biochemistry at University of California. Also a pioneer of calcium imaging, he is known for developing various dyes including Fura-2.    

 23 
Mike Flanagan
(Baseball player, Basketball player)
Mike Flanagan
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 2011
 24 
Justin Wilson
(British Racing Driver)
Justin Wilson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England
Died: 2015

Justin Wilson was a British open-wheel racing driver who took part in the IndyCar Series as well as the Formula One. He won many races, including the International Formula 3000 Championship title and the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona. In 2006 and 2007, Justin Wilson was honored with the prestigious Greg Moore Legacy Award.  

 25 
Hanna Reitsch
(Aviator, Test Pilot, and the First German Woman to Win a Captain’s Licence)
Hanna Reitsch
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jelenia Góra, Poland
Died: 1979
It is believed Hanna Reitsch, eager to fly, had almost jumped off her balcony at 4. She was named Stratosphere by her flying-school classmates. A Nazi aviator and test pilot, she was given poisonous capsules by Hitler when the Red Army was taking over Berlin, but didn’t commit suicide.
 26 
Walter Scheel
(Former President of Germany (1974 - 1979))
Walter Scheel
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Solingen, Germany
Died: 2016

Walter Scheel was a German politician who led the Free Democratic Party of Germany (FDP) between 1968 and 1974. He also served as vice-chancellor and minister of Foreign Affairs from 1969 to 1974 during Willy Brandt's chancellorship. When Willy Brandt resigned in 1974, Walter Scheel served as the acting chancellor of West Germany for a few days.

 27 
ʿAbd al-Rahman ʿArif
(President of Iraq from 1966 to 1968)
ʿAbd al-Rahman ʿArif
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: 2007

ʿAbd al-Rahman ʿArif was an Iraqi political leader best remembered for his service as the President of Iraq from 1966 to 1968. A prominent politician, ʿAbd al-Rahman ʿArif also served as the Prime Minister of Iraq in 1967. Arif was also a career soldier who played an important role in the 14 July Revolution that overthrew the monarchy.

 28 
James Clark McReynolds
(Attorney General)
James Clark McReynolds
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 3, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Elkton, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1946
 29 
Scott Nearing
(Economist, Political activist)
Scott Nearing
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 6, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1983
 30 
Parmigianino
(Painter)
Parmigianino
0
Birthdate: January 11, 1503
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: 1540
 31 
Jan Ernst Matzeliger
(Surinamese-American Inventor)
Jan Ernst Matzeliger
0
Birthdate: September 15, 1852
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname
Died: 1889
 32 
Sergei Dovlatov
(Writer, Journalist)
Sergei Dovlatov
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ufa, Russia
Died: 1990
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 33 
Empress Saimei
(Monarch)
Empress Saimei
0
Birthdate: August 7, 0594
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 0661
 34 
Tadeusz Bor-Komorowski
(Politician, Military officer)
Tadeusz Bor-Komorowski
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Khorobriv, Ukraine
Died: 1966
 35 
Thomas Chatterton
(Former Poet whose best known poem, O synge untoe mie roundelaie was set to a five-part madrigal by Samuel Wesley)
Thomas Chatterton
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 20, 1752
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: 1770
 36 
Clara Maass
(American Nurse Who Served in the United States Army During the Spanish-American War)
Clara Maass
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 28, 1876
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
Died: 1901

Clara Maass was an American nurse who volunteered as a contract nurse and served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. She served again in the Eighth U.S. Army Corps from 1899 to 1900. After her second assignment with the army, Clara Maass volunteered for experiments to study yellow fever. She died of the disease at age 25.

 37 
Adam Johann von Krusenstern
(Explorer)
Adam Johann von Krusenstern
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 10, 1770
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hagudi, Estonia
Died: 1846
 38 
Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor
(Emperor)
Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor
0
Birthdate: 1273 AD
Birthplace: Valenciennes, France
Died: 1313
 39 
Jerry Harkness
(Basketball player)
Jerry Harkness
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 40 
Gaspard II de Coligny
(Admiral)
Gaspard II de Coligny
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 16, 1519
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Châtillon-Coligny, France
Died: 1572
 41 
Pascal Lissouba
(Politician)
Pascal Lissouba
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tsinguidi, south-west Congo
Died: 2020
 42 
Kyle Anderson
(Australian Professional Darts Player)
Kyle Anderson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Subiaco, Australia
Died: 2021
 43 
Paul Creston
(Composer)
Paul Creston
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 10, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1985
 44 
Cecil Andrus
(26th and 28th Governor of Idaho)
Cecil Andrus
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hood River, Oregon, United States
Died: 2017
 45 
Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria
(Archduchess)
Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 13, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Schloss Artstetten, Artstetten-Pöbring, Austria
Died: 1902
 46 
Louis Essen
(Physicist)
Louis Essen
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nottingham, England
Died: 1997
 47 
Nikolay Gumilyov
(Poet)
Nikolay Gumilyov
0
Birthdate: April 15, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kronshtadt, Russia
Died: 1921
 48 
Emperor Saga
(52nd emperor of Japan)
Emperor Saga
0
Birthdate: October 3, 0784
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 0842
 49 
Carl Blegen
(Archaeologist)
Carl Blegen
0
Birthdate: January 27, 1887
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1971
 50 
Benjamin Wright
(American Civil Engineer Who Was Chief Engineer of the Erie Canal and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal)
Benjamin Wright
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 10, 1770
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1842

Benjamin Wright was an American civil engineer best remembered for his work as a chief engineer. He is credited with overseeing the design and construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Erie Canal. In 1969, Benjamin Wright was declared the Father of American Civil Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).