Died On August 27th

Discover the most famous people who died on August 27. The list includes people like W. E. B. Du Bois, Haile Selassie, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Le Corbusier, Titian. Famous personalities featured on this list, include journalists, poets, actors and political leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Spain and many more countries.
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
31
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: 1990

Stevie Ray Vaughan was an American musician. Stevie achieved so much in his mainstream career, that spanned only seven years, that he is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists ever and one of the most influential and iconic musicians in the blues music history. He is credited with reviving blues-rock and his work continues to influence several artists.

 2 
W. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)
W. E. B. Du Bois
39
Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1963

W. E. B. Du Bois was an American civil rights activist, sociologist, and Pan-Africanist. Du Bois played an instrumental role in fighting for full civil rights for people of color around the world. A co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Du Bois also played an important role as the leader of the Niagara Movement.

 3 
Haile Selassie
(Former Emperor of Ethiopia (1930 - 1936, 1941 - 1974))
Haile Selassie
27
Birthdate: July 23, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ejersa Goro, Ethiopia
Died: 1975

Haile Selassie, served his country, Ethiopia, as its regent from 1916 to 1930 and as its emperor from 1930 to 1974. He introduced the first Ethiopian constitution, abolished slavery, chaired the Organisation of African Unity, and helped Ethiopia enter the UN. He inspired the Rastafari movement, too.

 4 
Lord Mountbatten
(Last Viceroy of British India)
Lord Mountbatten
41
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 25, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Frogmore House, Windsor, England
Died: 1979

The last Viceroy of India and the first governor-general of independent India, Lord Mountbatten was a British Royal Navy officer and statesman. Born to a prominent aristocratic family in England, he had a successful military career and was made the NATO Commander Allied Forces Mediterranean in his later career. He was assassinated in 1979.

 5 
Jessi Combs
(American Professional Racer, Television Personality, and Metal Fabricator)
Jessi Combs
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rockerville, South Dakota, United States
Died: 2019

Professional racer, TV personality and metal fabricator, Jessi Combs, is remembered for setting a women's land speed class record (four wheels) in 2013. She was known as "the fastest woman on four wheels.” As a TV presenter, she co-hosted over 90 episodes of the Spike TV show, Xtreme 4x4. She died in a car crash while racing in 2019. 

 6 
Titian
(One of the Greatest Venetian Artists of the 16th-Century)
Titian
6
Birthdate: 1488 AD
Birthplace: Pieve di Cadore, Italy
Died: 1576
Trained by Giovanni Bellini as a boy, Titian also joined hands with Giorgione to work on a number of frescoes. The Renaissance artist is regarded as one of the key figures of the Venetian school and is remembered for his masterpieces such as the three miracles of Anthony of Padua.
 7 
Brian Epstein
(Businessperson, Impresario, Talent agent, Talent manager)
Brian Epstein
18
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: 1967
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 8 
Le Corbusier
(Architect)
Le Corbusier
17
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: 1965

Le Corbusier was a Swiss-French designer, painter, architect, writer, and urban planner. He was one of the pioneers of modern architecture. During his illustrious career, which spanned 50 years, Le Corbusier designed buildings in India, Japan, Europe, and North and South America. He is also credited with revolutionizing urban planning.  

 9 
Gracie Allen
(Comedian)
Gracie Allen
6
Birthdate: July 26, 1895
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Died: 1964
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 10 
Darryl Dawkins
(Basketball player)
Darryl Dawkins
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida
Died: 2015
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 11 
Greg Morris
(Actor)
Greg Morris
3
Birthdate: September 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: 1996
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 12 
Gail Russell
(Actress)
Gail Russell
0
Birthdate: September 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 1961
 13 
Bennett Cerf
(American Publisher and Co-Founder of Publishing Firm 'Random House')
Bennett Cerf
3
Birthdate: May 25, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 1971

Bennett Cerf was an American publisher and writer. He is credited with co-founding the popular publishing firm, Random House. Cerf was also a TV personality, appearing regularly on a panel game show titled What's My Line for over 17 years.

 14 
Josquin des Prez
(One of the Greatest Composers of European High Renaissance )
Josquin des Prez
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1450 AD
Birthplace: Condé-sur-l'Escaut, France
Died: 1521

Josquin des Prez was one of the most influential Renaissance composers. Known for his motets, masses, and chansons, he is revered as the main figure of the Franco-Flemish School. Details of his early days are vague, and he was, for a long time, mistaken as another singer, Josquin de Kessalia.

 15 
Andrew William Mellon
(Industrialist, Philanthropist)
Andrew William Mellon
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 24, 1855
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1937

The son of wealthy Pittsburgh banker Thomas Mellon, Andrew William Mellon had followed in his father’s footsteps, to be a banker. He had also been the American ambassador to the U.K. and the American secretary of the treasury. He owned companies such as Alcoa, Old Overholt whiskey, and Gulf Oil.

 16 
Charles Evans Hughes
(Politician)
Charles Evans Hughes
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 11, 1862
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glens Falls, New York, U.S.
Died: 1948
 17 
Douglas Kenney
(Screenwriter)
Douglas Kenney
5
Birthdate: December 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Died: 1980
 18 
Monica of Hippo
(Christian saint and the mother of Augustine of Hippo)
Monica of Hippo
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0332 AD
Birthplace: Souk Ahras, Algeria
Died: 0387
 19 
Lute Olson
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Lute Olson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mayville, North Dakota, United States
Died: 2020
 20 
Louis Botha
(Politician)
Louis Botha
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1862
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greytown
Died: 1919
 21 
Ernest Lawrence
(Physicist)
Ernest Lawrence
1
Birthdate: August 8, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canton, South Dakota, United States
Died: 1958
 22 
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
(British Politician and Zoologist Who Served as a Member of Parliament from Aylesbury)
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 8, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: 1937

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild was a British soldier, politician, zoologist, and banker. He is best remembered for his service as the president of the largest Jewish communal organization in the UK, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, between 1925 and 1926. Walter Rothschild also made immense contributions to the field of zoology.

 23 
Mukesh
(Singer who won National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for his song "Kai Baar Yuhi Dekha Hai" from the film Rajnigandha)
Mukesh
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: 1976
 24 
Cesare Pavese
(A Very Influential Italian Novelist, Poet and Short story writer)
Cesare Pavese
2
Birthdate: September 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santo Stefano Belbo, Italy
Died: 1950

Italian author Cesare Pavese is remembered for his themes of gloom and loneliness and for his protagonists who were often loners. His prolonged fight with fascists and the failure of his affair with actor Constance Dowling led him to commit suicide by consuming sleeping pills in a Turin hotel.

 25 
Raymond St. Jacques
(Actor)
Raymond St. Jacques
2
Birthdate: March 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1990
 26 
Francisco de Zurbarán
(Spanish Painter Known Primarily for His Religious Paintings Depicting Monks, Nuns, and Martyrs, and for His Still-Lifes)
Francisco de Zurbarán
0
Birthdate: November 7, 1598
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fuente de Cantos, Spain
Died: 1664

Francisco de Zurbarán was a Spanish painter known primarily for his religious paintings depicting monks, nuns, and martyrs. He was also famous for his still-lifes. His forceful use of the chiaroscuro style of painting gained him the nickname "Spanish Caravaggio." He was much respected during his lifetime and was appointed painter to King Philip IV.  

 27 
Juan Seguín
(Former Mayor of San Antonio (1834 - 1835, 1841 - 1842))
Juan Seguín
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 27, 1806
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Texas, United States
Died: 1890

Tejano revolutionary Juan Seguín was a significant part of the revolution for the independence of Texas. The son of one of the drafters of the Mexican constitution, he grew up to become the mayor of San Antonio and also led the Republic of Texas as an elected senator.

 28 
Daniel K. Ludwig
(Magnate)
Daniel K. Ludwig
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 24, 1897
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: South Haven, Michigan, United States
Died: 1992
 29 
Lope de Vega
(Writer and One of the Key Figures in the Spanish Golden Age of Baroque Literature)
Lope de Vega
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 25, 1562
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 1635

Spanish Baroque dramatist Lope de Vega was one of the most significant figures of the Spanish Golden Age. He had initially aspired to be a priest but abandoned his plans after falling in love with a married woman. He is best remembered for works such as The Dog in the Manger.

 30 
Otto Strasser
(German Politician)
Otto Strasser
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bad Windsheim
Died: 1974
 31 
Margaret Bourke-White
(American Photographer and Photojournalist)
Margaret Bourke-White
5
Birthdate: June 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 1971
 32 
Zelmo Beaty
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Zelmo Beaty
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hillister, Texas, United States
Died: 2013
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 33 
Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln
(Martyr)
Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1246
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lincoln, England
Died: 1255
 34 
Hélder Câmara
(Former Brazilian Catholic Archbishop of Olinda and Recife (1964 - 1985))
Hélder Câmara
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 7, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fortaleza, Brazil
Died: 1999

Hélder Câmara was a Brazilian Catholic archbishop. He was a self-identified socialist and an advocate of liberation theology. He served as the Archbishop of Olinda and Recife from 1964 to 1985, during the military dictatorship in Brazil. He did social and political work for the upliftment of the poor and was declared a Servant of God in 2015. 

 35 
Del Martin
(Gay rights activist)
Del Martin
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2008
 36 
Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk
(Austrian Economist Who Made Important Contributions to the Development of the Austrian School of Economics)
Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk
0
Birthdate: February 12, 1851
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brno, Czechia
Died: 1914

A major advocate of the Austrian school of economics, Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk made major reforms as part of the Austrian ministry of finance, such as imposition of the gold standard. He was also one of the first to oppose Karl Marx’s theory of exploitation of workers.

 37 
Michael Dertouzos
(Professor)
Michael Dertouzos
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 2001
 38 
Adele Foucher
(Writer)
Adele Foucher
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 27, 1803
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1868
 39 
Herman Potočnik
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 22, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pula
Died: 1929

Born into an affluent military family of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Herman Potočnik became a military engineer. His struggle with tuberculosis made him leave the army, after which he delved into rocket science. His only book, The Problem of Space Travel, contained illustrated descriptions on everything from space capsules to spacesuits.

 40 
Childe Hassam
(Painter)
Childe Hassam
0
Birthdate: October 17, 1859
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dorchester
Died: 1935
 41 
Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(General)
Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 28, 1785
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany
Died: 1851
 42 
Nico Minardos
(Actor)
Nico Minardos
0
Birthdate: February 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 2011
 43 
Valeri Kharlamov
(Russian Ice Hockey Forward)
Valeri Kharlamov
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1981
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 44 
Bill Shirley
(Actor, Singer)
Bill Shirley
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: 1989
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 45 
Kusumoto Ine
(Physician)
Kusumoto Ine
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 31, 1827
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nagasaki, Japan
Died: 1903
 46 
Ivy Compton-Burnett
(Novelist)
Ivy Compton-Burnett
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 5, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pinner, England
Died: 1969
 47 
Rufus Wilmot Griswold
(Journalist, Writer, Literary critic, Poet)
Rufus Wilmot Griswold
1
Birthdate: February 13, 1815
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Benson
Died: 1857
 48 
Sergey Mikhalkov
(Russian Children's Author and the Writer of the Soviet and Russian National Anthems)
Sergey Mikhalkov
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 13, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 2009

Russian children’s author Sergey Mikhalkov is remembered for writing the lyrics of the national anthems of Russia and the Soviet Union. He created the popular children’s character Uncle Styopa. He was also the father of filmmakers Nikita Mikhalkov and Andrei Konchalovsky. A 3-time Stalin Prize winner, he also mastered the satirical fable genre.

 49 
Norman Lewis
(painter)
Norman Lewis
0
Birthdate: July 23, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harlem
Died: 1979
 50 
Max Black
(Philosopher)
Max Black
0
Birthdate: February 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: 1988