Died On August 29th

Discover the most famous people who died on August 29. The list includes people like Ingrid Bergman, Lee Marvin, Brigham Young, Wayne Dyer, Éamon de Valera. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, philosophers, soldiers and playwrights and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Hungary & Japan and many more countries.
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 1 
Gene Wilder
(Actor, Comedian)
Gene Wilder
47
Birthdate: June 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 2016

Perhaps the most loved Willy Wonka of them all, Gene Wilder was one of the main reasons for the popularity of the iconic character, which he played in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Apart from acting and writing, Gene was also instrumental in promoting cancer awareness through his organization Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Center.

 2 
Ingrid Bergman
(One of the Most Influential Screen Figures in Cinematic History)
Ingrid Bergman
64
Birthdate: August 29, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1982

One of the greatest Swedish actresses ever, Ingrid Bergman is the only Triple Crown winner with three Academy Awards under her belt. Such is her impact that her character Ilsa Lund, which she portrayed in Casablanca, inspired the character of Ilsa Faust in the Mission Impossible franchise. An actress with a deep sense of freedom, Bergman voiced her views against racial segregation.

 3 
Ed Asner
(Actor, played Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and gained prominence as a political activist.)
Ed Asner
24
Birthdate: November 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 4 
Lee Marvin
(American Actor Best Known for His Antogonist's Roles)
Lee Marvin
10
Birthdate: February 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1987
Lee Marvin is best remembered as the “tough guy” in movies such as The Killers and The Dirty Dozen, and series such as M Squad. Known for his signature gray hair, he won an Oscar, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, and the Silver Bear for his work in Cat Ballou.
 5 
Wayne Dyer
(Self-Help Author and Motivational Speaker)
Wayne Dyer
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: 2015
 6 
Bruce Kingsbury
(Victoria Cross Winner)
Bruce Kingsbury
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: 1942

Bruce Kingsbury was an Australian soldier best remembered for his efforts during the Second World War. Kingsbury lost his life while counter-attacking the Japanese forces during the Battle of Isurava. Kingsbury's counter-attack proved beneficial for the Australians and his bravery during the battle was honored with the Victoria Cross. 

 7 
Éamon de Valera
(Former President of Ireland)
Éamon de Valera
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 14, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1975

Irish statesman Éamon de Valera served as the 3rd President of Ireland from 1959 to 1973. An influential political leader in 20th-century Ireland, he played a key role in introducing the Constitution of Ireland. Prior to becoming the president, he served as Taoiseach on three different occasions. He was an austere, stern, and unbending figure.

 8 
Jean Hagen
(Actress)
Jean Hagen
1
Birthdate: August 3, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1977
 9 
Astrid of Sweden
(Queen)
Astrid of Sweden
1
Birthdate: November 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1935
 10 
Kazi Nazrul Islam
(One of the Greatest Poets in Bengali Literature)
Kazi Nazrul Islam
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Churulia, India
Died: 1976

The Rebel Poet of Bengal Kazi Nazrul Islam is remembered for his vast body of literary work, including poems and songs written during the British Raj, mostly laced with socio-political overtones. His songs, known as Nazrul Geeti, are the staple for any Bengali household. He is also Bangladesh’s national poet.

 11 
Jimmy Reed
(Former blues musician and songwriter)
Jimmy Reed
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dunleith, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1976
 12 
Brigham Young
(Second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Brigham Young
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 1, 1801
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whitingham
Died: 1877
Brigham Young, known as the "American Moses," was the second president of the LDS Church. He founded Salt Lake City, was the first governor of the Utah Territory, and led to the formation of the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. He was a polygamist who had 55 wives.
 13 
Melvin Tolson
(Poet)
Melvin Tolson
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moberly, Missouri, United States
Died: 1966
 14 
Michael Peters
(Choreographer)
Michael Peters
2
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: 1994
 15 
Moki Cherry
(Artist, Designer)
Moki Cherry
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Koler, Sweden
Died: 2009

For Moki Cherry, there was no strict boundary between design, art, drama and music. An interdisciplinary artist, she worked in all kinds of mediums, including textiles, woodworks, painting, and ceramics and at the same time excelled in set and costume designs, creatively collaborating with her husband, jazz musician Don Cherry, drawing inspiration from Indian, Tibetan as well as folk arts.

 16 
Manolete
(Spanish Bullfighter)
Manolete
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: 1947
 17 
Peter Scott
(Ornithologist)
Peter Scott
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 14, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1989
 18 
Frank Perry
(Director)
Frank Perry
1
Birthdate: August 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1995
 19 
Paul Taylor
(One of the foremost American choreographers of the 20th century)
Paul Taylor
3
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: July 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: 2018
 20 
David Tang
(Founding the Shanghai Tang fashion chain)
David Tang
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 2, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Died: 2017
 21 
Manly Hall
(Canadian Author, Mystic, Astrologer, and Lecturer)
Manly Hall
1
Birthdate: March 18, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Peterborough, Canada
Died: 1990
 22 
Murad V
(Sultan)
Murad V
0
Birthdate: September 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Died: 1904
 23 
Jo Ann Robinson
(American Civil Rights Movement and Educator)
Jo Ann Robinson
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 17, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Culloden, Georgia, United States
Died: 1992
 24 
Simon Dee
(TV Host)
Simon Dee
1
Birthdate: July 28, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Died: 2009
 25 
Frigyes Karinthy
(Author)
Frigyes Karinthy
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 25, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1938

Hungarian author Frigyes Karinthy was the first to state the concept of six degrees of separation, in his short story Chains. Initially a journalist, he later mastered the short story format and also penned novels such as Voyage to Faremido. He also wrote the script for the film The Stork Caliph.

 26 
James Mirrlees
(Economist)
James Mirrlees
0
Birthdate: July 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minnigaff, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Died: 2018

Scottish economist and Nobel laureate James Mirrlees is best remembered for his research on economic incentives in situations with incomplete information. Educated at Cambridge, he later taught at his alma and other prestigious institutes such as MIT and Oxford. He was knighted for his achievements, too.

 27 
Barry Cowsill
(Musician, Singer)
Barry Cowsill
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 2005
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Basil I
(Emperor)
Basil I
0
Birthdate: 0811 AD
Birthplace: Macedonia
Died: 0886
 29 
Georges Sorel
(Social Thinker, Political Theorist & Historian Known for His Advocacy of 'Sorelianism')
Georges Sorel
0
Birthdate: November 2, 1847
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherbourg, France
Died: 1922

Georges Sorel was a French political theorist, social thinker, journalist, and historian. He is credited with inspiring Sorelianism, a support system for his ideologies. Georges Sorel is also credited with inspiring several socialists, Fascists, Marxists, and anarchists. In 1891, Georges Sorel was honored with the prestigious Légion d'honneur.

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Félix Guattari
(Philosopher)
Félix Guattari
0
Birthdate: April 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Villeneuve-les-Sablons, France
Died: 1992
 31 
Joseph Wright of Derby
(English Landscape and Portrait Painter)
Joseph Wright of Derby
0
Birthdate: September 3, 1734
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Derby, England
Died: 1797
 32 
David Diop
(French Poet Known for His Contribution to the Négritude Literary Movement)
David Diop
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 9, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: 1960

David Diop was a French West-African poet best remembered for his role in the Négritude literary movement. Diop's poems, which have been featured in popular magazines like Présence Africaine, are viewed as a criticism of colonialism. David Diop, who worked for the independence of Africa, died at the age of 33 in an air crash.

 33 
John Lilburne
(Politician)
John Lilburne
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1614 AD
Birthplace: Sunderland, England
Died: 1657
 34 
Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern
(Princess)
Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern
0
Birthdate: August 19, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Potsdam, German Empire
Died: 1966
 35 
Princess Anastasia of Greece and Denmark
(Princess)
Princess Anastasia of Greece and Denmark
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio, United States
Died: 1923
 36 
Tokugawa Iemochi
(Shogun)
Tokugawa Iemochi
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 17, 1846
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minato-ku
Died: 1866
 37 
John Steuart Curry
(Painter)
John Steuart Curry
0
Birthdate: November 14, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dunavant, Kansas, United States
Died: 1946
 38 
Christian Friedrich Schönbein
(German-Swiss Chemist Best Known for Inventing the 'Fuel Cell')
Christian Friedrich Schönbein
0
Birthdate: October 18, 1799
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Metzingen, Germany
Died: 1868

German chemist Christian Friedrich Schönbein is best remembered for his discovery of ozone and the fuel cell. He also discovered guncotton, or nitrocellulose, as a result of a kitchen accident. He was an apprentice at a chemical firm at 13 and grew up to teach at the at the University of Basel.

 39 
Honeyboy Edwards
(Guitarist)
Honeyboy Edwards
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shaw, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2011
 40 
Bjorn Waldegard
(Race car driver)
Bjorn Waldegard
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Solna Municipality, Sweden
Died: 2014
 41 
Clifford Robinson
(Basketball Player)
Clifford Robinson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 42 
Robert Remak
(German Physiologist Known for Discovering the Three Germ Layers of Embryo: 'Ectoderm', 'Mesoderm' and 'Endoderm')
Robert Remak
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 26, 1815
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: 1865

German embryologist and neurologist Robert Remak is known for pathbreaking scientific feats such as the discovery of the Remak’s ganglia and the use of electrotherapy to treat nervous ailments. He also named the three layers of the embryo, the ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm. His Jewish origin deprived him from valid recognition.

 43 
Lale Andersen
(Singer-songwriter, Actress)
Lale Andersen
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 23, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bremerhaven, Germany
Died: 1972
 44 
Kuroda Nagamasa
(Daimyo)
Kuroda Nagamasa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 3, 1568
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Himeji, Japan
Died: 1623
 45 
Nahum Goldmann
(Israeli Zionist Leader and Founder of the World Jewish Congress)
Nahum Goldmann
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 10, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vishnyeva, Belarus
Died: 1982

Born to a Hebrew professor in Russian Empire, Israeli Zionist leader Nahum Goldmann studied in Germany, where his father worked with renowned Zionists. He later founded the World Jewish Congress in Switzerland. He often spoke about his support for peace between the Arabs and Israelis.

 46 
Catharine Parr Traill
(Canadian Author and Naturalist)
Catharine Parr Traill
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 9, 1802
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Southwark, England
Died: 1899

Catharine Parr Traill moved from England to Canada after her marriage and soon became one of the greatest authors of children’s and settlers’ literature of her time. Her writings reflected the charm of the Canadian countryside. Her letters to her mother in England were collated in The Backwoods of Canada.

 47 
Ann Smyrner
(Actress)
Ann Smyrner
0
Birthdate: November 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark
Died: 2016
 48 
Achille Silvestrini
(Italian Cardinal of the Catholic Church)
Achille Silvestrini
0
Birthdate: October 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brisighella, Italy
Died: 2019

Achille Silvestrini was an Italian cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was ordained a priest in July 1946 in the cathedral of Faenza and proceeded to earn a doctorate in canon and civil law at the Pontifical Lateran University. He served in the Vatican diplomatic corps for many decades and was appointed the Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical Oriental Institute. 

 49 
Jules Perrot
(French Dancer and Choreographer Known for Creating Some of the Most Enduring Ballets of the Romantic Period)
Jules Perrot
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 18, 1810
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: 1892

Jules Perrot was a French dancer and choreographer who served as the ballet master of the prestigious Imperial Russian Ballet. Perrot is credited with creating some of the 19th century's most popular ballets, such as La Esmeralda, Pas de Quatre, Giselle, and Ondine. During his illustrious career, Jules Perrot coached famous ballerinas like Carlotta Grisi and Fanny Cerrito.

 50 
Félicien David
(Composer)
Félicien David
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 13, 1810
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cadenet, France
Died: 1876