Died On August 31st

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Discover the most famous people who died on August 31. The list includes people like Dodi Fayed, Henry V of England, Rocky Marciano, John Ford, Charles Baudelaire. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, emperors & kings and novelists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, England, France & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Princess Diana
(First Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales)
Princess Diana
84
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1997
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 2 
Rocky Marciano
(One of the Greatest Heavyweight Boxers of All Time)
Rocky Marciano
38
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1969
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 3 
John Ford
(One of the Most Important and Influential Filmmakers of His Generation)
John Ford
9
Birthdate: February 1, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cape Elizabeth, Maine, United States
Died: 1973
 4 
Charles Baudelaire
(French Poet Known for His Handling of Rhyme & Rhythm and His Book 'Les Fleurs du mal')
Charles Baudelaire
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 9, 1821
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1867
 5 
Tom Seaver
(Baseball Pitcher)
Tom Seaver
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 6 
Wilhelm Wundt
(Philosopher)
Wilhelm Wundt
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 16, 1832
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Died: 1920
 7 
Richard Anderson
0
Birthdate: August 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
Died: 2017
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 8 
David Frost
(Television Host Best Remembered for the show 'Through the Keyhole' and 'That Was the Week That Was')
David Frost
6
Birthdate: April 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tenterden, Kent, England
Died: 2013
 9 
Pranab Mukherjee
(13th President of India (2012-2017))
Pranab Mukherjee
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mirity, West Bengal, India
Died: 2020
 10 
John Bunyan
(English Writer and Puritan Preacher Best Known as the Author of the Christian Allegory ‘The Pilgrim's Progress’)
John Bunyan
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 1, 1628
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Elstow, Bedfordshire, England
Died: 1688
 11 
Dodi Fayed
(Egyptian Film Producer and Romantic Partner of Diana, Princess of Wales)
Dodi Fayed
26
Birthdate: April 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 1997
 12 
Lionel Hampton
(Bandleader)
Lionel Hampton
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 20, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2002
 13 
Georges Braque
(Painter Best Known for Inventing Cubism with Pablo Picasso)
Georges Braque
2
Birthdate: May 13, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Argenteuil, France
Died: 1963
 14 
Joan Holloway
(Founder, Director of "Holloway-Harris")
Joan Holloway
3
Birthdate: December 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 2014
 15 
Henry V of England
(King of England (1413 – 1422))
Henry V of England
16
Birthdate: August 9, 1386
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Monmouth Castle, Monmouth, Principality of Wales
Died: 1422
 16 
Arthur Phillip
(1st Governor of New South Wales (1788 - 1792))
Arthur Phillip
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 11, 1738
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cheapside, London, England
Died: 1814
 17 
Patricia Owens
0
Birthdate: January 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Golden, British Columbia, Canada
Died: 2000
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
Ilya Ehrenburg
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 26, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: 1967
 19 
Michael Sheard
(Known for Playing ‘Deputy Headmaster’ in the Children’s Series ‘Grange Hill')
Michael Sheard
0
Birthdate: June 18, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Died: 2005
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Henry Moore
(English Artist Who is Known for His Semi-Abstract Monumental Bronze Sculptures)
Henry Moore
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 30, 1898
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castleford
Died: 1986
 21 
Max Bygraves
(Actor, Musician)
Max Bygraves
0
Birthdate: October 16, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rotherhithe, London, England
Died: 2012
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 22 
Matthias Grünewald
(German Renaissance Painter)
Matthias Grünewald
0
Birthdate: 1470 AD
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: 1528
 23 
Andranik
(Armenian Statesman and Military Commander Who Played an Important Role in the Armenian Liberation Movement)
Andranik
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 25, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Şebinkarahisar, Turkey
Died: 1927
 24 
Nathaniel Clifton
(Basketball Player)
Nathaniel Clifton
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1990
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 25 
Aidan of Lindisfarne
(Irish Monk and Missionary)
Aidan of Lindisfarne
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0590 AD
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: 0651
 26 
Urho Kekkonen
(8th President of Finland (1956 - 1952), Prime Minister of Finland (1950 - 1953, 1954 - 1956))
Urho Kekkonen
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pielavesi, Finland
Died: 1986
 27 
Tamara Tchinarova
(Ballet Dancer)
Tamara Tchinarova
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: July 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cetatea Albă, Kingdom of Romania
Died: 2017
 28 
Andrea Pozzo
(Italian Painter Known for His Grandiose Frescoes Using Quadratura Technique to Create 3D Illusion on Flat Surfaces)
Andrea Pozzo
0
Birthdate: November 30, 1642
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Trento, Italy
Died: 1709
 29 
Wade Belak
(Ice hockey player)
Wade Belak
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saskatoon
Died: 2011
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 30 
Marina Tsvetaeva
(Russian Poet Who Lived during the Russian Revolution)
Marina Tsvetaeva
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1892
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1941
 31 
Laurent Fignon
(French Professional Road Bicycle Racer Who Was a Two-Time Winner of the 'Tour de France')
Laurent Fignon
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2010
 32 
Henri Bourassa
(Former Member of the Canadian Parliament for Labelle (1896 - 1907))
Henri Bourassa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 1, 1868
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 1952
 33 
Ferdinand Lassalle
(Writer, Politician, Economist, Lawyer, Philosopher)
Ferdinand Lassalle
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 11, 1825
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wrocław
Died: 1864
 34 
Joseph Rotblat
(Polish Physicist Known for His Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Which Won Him the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize)
Joseph Rotblat
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 2005
 35 
Norman Kirk
(Former Prime Minister of New Zealand)
Norman Kirk
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand
Died: 1974
 36 
Frank Macfarlane Burnet
(Australian Physician and Winner of the 1960 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Frank Macfarlane Burnet
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 3, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Traralgon, Australia
Died: 1985
 37 
Susan Brown
(Actress)
Susan Brown
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2018
 38 
Mick Lally
(Actor)
Mick Lally
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tourmakeady, County Mayo, Ireland
Died: 2010
 39 
Euan Uglow
(Painter)
Euan Uglow
0
Birthdate: March 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2000
François-André Danican Philidor
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 7, 1726
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dreux, France
Died: 1795
 41 
Louis Antoine de Bougainville
(French Explorer and Admiral)
Louis Antoine de Bougainville
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 12, 1729
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1811
 42 
John Blair
(United States jurist)
John Blair
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 17, 1732
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Williamsburg, Virginia
Died: 1800
 43 
Sally Rand
(Actress)
Sally Rand
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elkton, Missouri, U.S.
Died: 1979
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 44 
E. Fay Jones
(Architect)
E. Fay Jones
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: January 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pine Bluff
Died: 2004
 45 
J. Erik Jonsson
(Businessman)
J. Erik Jonsson
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1995
 46 
Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 25, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: 2018
 47 
Martin Kamen
(American Chemist Who Co-discovered the Synthesis of the Isotope Carbon-14)
Martin Kamen
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 2002
 48 
Joe Lewis
(Actor, Martial artist)
Joe Lewis
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 49 
Barry Flanagan
(Welsh Sculptor Best Known for His Bronze Statues of Hares and Other Animals)
Barry Flanagan
0
Birthdate: January 11, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Prestatyn, Wales
Died: 2009
 50 
Abraham Cahan
(Writer, Politician, Novelist, Autobiographer, Editor)
Abraham Cahan
0
Birthdate: July 7, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vilnius
Died: 1951