Died On August 25th

Discover the most famous people who died on August 25. The list includes people like Friedrich Nietzsche, Neil Armstrong, Aaliyah, Michael Faraday, David Hume. Famous personalities featured on this list, include physicists, actors, political leaders and spiritual & religious leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & Scotland and many more countries.
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 1 
Neil Armstrong
(The First Person to Walk on the Moon)
Neil Armstrong
116
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States
Died: 2012

The first person to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong was an astronaut and aeronautical engineer. Prior to his trip to the Moon, he became NASA's first civilian astronaut to fly in space. After resigning from NASA, he taught in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He was a Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee.

 2 
Aaliyah
(Best Known as 'Princess of R&B' & 'Queen of Urban Pop')
Aaliyah
154
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2001

Aaliyah was an American singer, actress and model, who became famous when her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number sold three million copies in the US. Her subsequent albums also sold in millions and won her numerous accolades. She also acted in some films. She tragically died in an airplane crash in the Bahamas, at the age of 22.

 3 
Friedrich Nietzsche
(German Philosopher, Cultural Critic and Philologist)
Friedrich Nietzsche
48
Birthdate: October 15, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Röcken, Lützen, Germany
Died: 1900

German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, and poet Friedrich Nietzsche has had a profound influence on modern intellectual history. He held the Chair of Classical Philology at the University of Basel. His work spanned philosophical polemics, poetry, cultural criticism, and fiction. He suffered from numerous health problems from a young age and died at the age of 55.

 4 
Truman Capote
(Known for His Novella “Breakfast at Tiffany's” and Non-Fiction Novel “In Cold Blood”)
Truman Capote
23
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1984
Truman Capote is best known for his novella Breakfast at Tiffany's, which was made into a movie that starred Audrey Hepburn, and the non-fiction novel In Cold Blood. His short story Shut a Final Door won the O. Henry Award. He was a lifelong friend of author Harper Lee.
 5 
James Watt
(Inventor of Steam Engine)
James Watt
14
Birthdate: January 19, 1736
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: 1819
Eighteenth-century Scottish inventor James Watt developed the Newcomen steam engine, by inventing the Watt steam engine, which brough about the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. He also co-owned the firm Boulton and Watt and laid down concepts such as horsepower and the watt, the SI unit of power.
 6 
David Hume
(Best Known for His Highly Influential System of Philosophical Empiricism, Scepticism and Naturalism)
David Hume
15
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 26, 1711
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 1776

Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, and economist, David Hume, is considered one of the most important philosophers to write in English. His book, A Treatise of Human Nature, is counted among the most influential works in the history of philosophy. His works have influenced numerous thinkers, including German philosopher Immanuel Kant and Christian philosopher Joseph Butler.

 7 
John McCain
(Former United States Senator from Arizona (1987 - 2018))
John McCain
55
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coco Solo, Panama
Died: 2018

John McCain served as a US Senator for Arizona from 1987 until his death in 2018. Previously he was a US naval officer and is hailed as a war hero for his heroics during the Vietnam War. He was a supporter of LGBT rights, gun regulations and campaign finance reform. He was a Republican nominee for the 2008 presidential election but lost to Barack Obama.

 8 
Samantha Smith
(American Peace Activist and Child Actress Who Became Famous for Her Anti-War Outreaches During the Cold War)
Samantha Smith
13
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Houlton, Maine, United States
Died: 1985

Samantha Smith was an American schoolgirl, child actress, and peace activist. She achieved popularity during the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States of America; she visited the Soviet Union as a goodwill ambassador which attracted extensive media attention. She also took part in peacemaking activities in Japan before dying in an airplane crash at age 13.

 9 
Louis IX of France
(King of France from 1226 to 1270)
Louis IX of France
8
Birthdate: April 25, 1214
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Poissy, France
Died: 1270
Louis IX, also known as Saint Louis, reigned as the king of France from 1226 to 1270. He remains the only French king who was canonized in the Catholic Church. He reformed the French justice system. His reign is remembered for its economic prosperity. He died fighting the Eighth crusade.
 10 
Paul Muni
(American Stage and Film Actor)
Paul Muni
5
Birthdate: September 22, 1895
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lviv
Died: 1967

Paul Muni was an Austro-Hungarian American actor best remembered for his portrayal of Louis Pasteur in the 1936 biographical film The Story of Louis Pasteur, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. Muni is also remembered for his performance in the play Inherit the Wind, which earned him the prestigious Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

 11 
Art Rooney
(Founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers)
Art Rooney
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 27, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coulterville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1988

Also known as The Chief, Art Rooney not only founded the NFL team Pittsburgh Steelers but was also named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He won the Super Bowl four times as an owner and was a major force behind the NFL-AFL merger. He was also a track racing enthusiast.

 12 
Henri Becquerel
(Physicist, Discoverer of Radioactivity)
Henri Becquerel
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 15, 1852
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1908

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Henri Becquerel is known for his chance discovery of spontaneous radioactivity. Born into a family of scientists, Becquerel had been an engineer and a physics professor earlier. Marie Curie, who shared the Nobel with him and her husband, Pierre, was one of his doctoral students.

 13 
Margaret of Anjou
(Queen of England)
Margaret of Anjou
2
Birthdate: March 23, 1430
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pont-a-Mousson, France
Died: 1482
 14 
John L. Nelson
(Musician)
John L. Nelson
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisiana, USA
Died: 2001
 15 
Rich Piana
(American Bodybuilder and Businessman)
Rich Piana
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 16 
Jack Nitzsche
(Musician)
Jack Nitzsche
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: 2000
 17 
Gratian
(Roman emperor)
Gratian
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Birthdate: April 18, 0359
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia
Died: 0383
 18 
Marvin Kaplan
(American Actor, Playwright and Screenwriter Best Known as Henry Beesmeyer in 'Alice')
Marvin Kaplan
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Birthdate: January 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2016
 19 
Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk
(Politician)
Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 10, 1473
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1554
 20 
Margarete Himmler
(Nurse)
Margarete Himmler
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 9, 1893
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goncarzewo near Bromberg, Poland
Died: 1967
 21 
Stan Kenton
(American musical artist)
Stan Kenton
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 15, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: 1979
 22 
Thomas Moran
(American Explorer and Painter)
Thomas Moran
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Birthdate: February 12, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bolton, Lancashire, England
Died: 1926

Landscape painter Thomas Moran is best known for his paintings that depicted the Rocky Mountains. After being part of a government surveying expedition to the then-uncharted Yellowstone area, he documented the woods and thus motivated the authorities to establish the US’s first national park in the area.

 23 
Carl Barks
(Screenwriter, Writer, Painter, Farmer, Journalist)
Carl Barks
2
Birthdate: March 27, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Merrill
Died: 2000
 24 
Aḥmad al-Manṣūr
(Ruler of Morocco)
Aḥmad al-Manṣūr
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Birthdate: 1549 AD
Birthplace: Fès, Morocco
Died: 1603
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John Birch
(Baptist Missionary and World War II-Era United States Office of Strategic Services Intelligence Officer)
John Birch
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 28, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Uttarakhand, India
Died: 1945

John Birch was an American missionary and Baptist minister. A US Army Air Forces military intelligence captain, Birch also played a key role during the Second World War, serving as an OSS agent in China. Killed during a confrontation with Communist soldiers in China, John Birch was posthumously honored with the Army Distinguished Service Medal.

 26 
Rudy Van Gelder
(Recording engineer)
Rudy Van Gelder
1
Birthdate: November 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2016
 27 
William Warfield
(American Singer and Actor)
William Warfield
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: West Helena, Arkansas, United States
Died: 2002

William Warfield was an American singer and actor. He achieved popularity during the Civil Rights era and received many prestigious awards, including a Grammy Award. Best remembered for his appearances in television programs, Hollywood films, and stage productions, William Warfield also taught at academic institutions and represented the US during foreign tours.

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Kevin Duckworth
(Basketball Player)
Kevin Duckworth
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Harvey, Illinois, United States
Died: 2008
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 29 
Ken Tyrrell
(British Formula Two Racing Driver and the Founder of the Tyrrell Formula One Constructor)
Ken Tyrrell
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: East Horsley, Surrey, England
Died: 2001
 30 
Henri Fantin-Latour
(Painter)
Henri Fantin-Latour
0
Birthdate: January 14, 1836
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: 1904
 31 
Willis Augustus Lee
(American Vice Admiral of the United States Navy and Sport Shooter)
Willis Augustus Lee
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 11, 1888
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Natlee, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1945
 32 
Henry Morgan
(Privateer, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica)
Henry Morgan
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 24, 1635
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Llanrumney, Glamorgan
Died: 1688

Henry Morgan was a Welsh privateer who later served as lieutenant governor of Jamaica. He is best remembered for raiding settlements on the Spanish Main. From the wealth acquired through his raids, Morgan became a plantation owner, buying three large sugar plantations in the Caribbean. His life and career inspired several films, such as Captain Blood and Morgan, the Pirate.

 33 
Gower Champion
(Choreographer, Actor)
Gower Champion
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 22, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Geneva, Illinois, United States
Died: 1980
 34 
Ann Richards
(Actress)
Ann Richards
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 13, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 2006
 35 
Edward Ralph Dexter
(England International Cricketer)
Edward Ralph Dexter
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 2021
 36 
Ted Lewis
(Musician, Singer)
Ted Lewis
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Circleville, Ohio, United States
Died: 1971
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 37 
Peter Cooper Hewitt
(Electrical Engineer)
Peter Cooper Hewitt
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 5, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1921
 38 
Gylmar dos Santos Neves
(Footballer)
Gylmar dos Santos Neves
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santos, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Died: 2013
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 39 
Ahmad Faraz
(Pakistani Urdu Poet Known for His Politically-Charged Works)
Ahmad Faraz
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kohat, Pakistan
Died: 2008

Ahmad Faraz was a Pakistani scriptwriter and poet. Counted among the most popular revolutionary poets of Urdu language, Faraz has won many prestigious awards and honors like the Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Sitara-i-Imtiaz. The Government of Pakistan honored Ahmad Faraz with a posthumous Hilal-e-Pakistan award for his contribution to Urdu literature and poetry. 

 40 
Frankie Campbell
(Boxer)
Frankie Campbell
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1904 AD
Birthplace: Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1930
 41 
Elizabeth Montagu
(British Social Reformer, Patron of the Arts, Salonnière, Literary Critic and Writer)
Elizabeth Montagu
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 2, 1718
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Died: 1800

Part of the 18th-century London intellectual circle, socialite Elizabeth Montagu was a pioneering member of the Bluestockings, a group of women who engaged in evening conversations as a substitute to card-playing. The wife of affluent landowner Edward Montagu, she inherited his riches and later built the Montagu House.

 42 
Joseph Calasanz
(Spanish Catholic Priest, Educator and the Founder of the 'Pious Schools')
Joseph Calasanz
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 11, 1557
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peralta de Calasanz, Spain
Died: 1648

Spanish Catholic priest Joseph Calasanz founded the Pious Schools, whose followers, the Piarists, dedicated themselves to the service of the poor. He was the man behind Europe’s first free school for children from impoverished homes. A friend of Galileo Galilei, he supported the heliocentric system, unlike other religious orders.

 43 
Silva Kaputikyan
(Poet)
Silva Kaputikyan
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 20, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia
Died: 2006
 44 
James Cronin
(Physicist)
James Cronin
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 29, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2016
 45 
Francoise Dolto
(Pediatrician)
Francoise Dolto
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1988
 46 
Alfred Kinsey
(American Biologist Who Founded The Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University)
Alfred Kinsey
12
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 23, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1956

Alfred Kinsey was an American biologist, sexologist, and professor of zoology and entomology. He is credited with founding the Indiana University's Institute for Sex Research in 1947. Kinsey's research on human sexuality and his other works have influenced cultural and social values in the USA as well as internationally. In 2012, Kinsey was inducted into Chicago's Legacy Walk.

 47 
Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald
(Estonian Writer Regarded as 'Father of the National Literature for Estonia')
Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 26, 1803
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jõepere, Estonia
Died: 1882

Estonian writer and physician Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald is regarded as father of the national literature for Estonia. He is best remembered for authoring the epic poem Kalevipoeg that is considered the Estonian national epic. It is considered that Kreutzwald wrote the first original Estonian book. He was also noted as a leader of the national awakening.

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Reinhard Libuda
(Footballer)
Reinhard Libuda
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dörentrup, Germany
Died: 1996
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 49 
Pal Benko
(Hungarian-American Chess Player)
Pal Benko
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 15, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amiens, France
Died: 2019
 50 
Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 19, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Suffolk
Died: 1998