Died On August 4th

Discover the most famous people who died on August 4. The list includes people like Hans Christian Andersen, Mileva Mari?, Pearl White, Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, Frederick Chapman Robbins. Famous personalities featured on this list, include artists, emperors & kings, physicists and surgeons and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & Germany and many more countries.
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Marilyn Monroe
(American Actress Who Became One of the Most Popular Sex Symbols of the 1950s and Early 1960s)
Marilyn Monroe
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Birthdate: June 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1962

A legendary American actress, model, comedienne and singer, Marilyn Monroe emerged as a major sex symbol in Hollywood in the 1950s and early 1960s. Amongst the most successful actresses of her time, she also won critical acclaim for her acting in movies like Some Like It Hot. Her personal and professional life, though from the beginning, were marked by hardships, struggles and controversies.

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Hans Christian Andersen
(Danish Author Best Remembered for His Literary Fairy Tales)
Hans Christian Andersen
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 2, 1805
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
Died: 1875
Legendary Danish children’s author Hans Christian Andersen is remembered for his fairy tales, such as The Little Mermaid, The Little Match Girl, The Emperor's New Clothes, and Thumbelina, which have been appreciated by the young the old alike. Many of his tales have been adapted into films, ballets, and plays. 
 3 
Mileva Marić
(Serbian Physicist, Mathematician and the First Wife of Albert Einstein)
Mileva Marić
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Titel, Serbia
Died: 1948
Serbian physicist/mathematician Mileva Marić was the first wife of Albert Einstein and the second lady to complete the full program at the mathematics and physics department of Zürich Polytechnic. Experts still debate over whether she had helped Einstein in his initial research. Einstein transferred his Nobel Prize money to her.
 4 
Victor Mature
(First male film star to be labeled a hunk, he appeared in Samson and Delilah in 1949 and The Robe in 1953)
Victor Mature
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Birthdate: January 29, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
James Brady
(White House Press Secretary)
James Brady
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Centralia, Illinois, USA
Died: 2014
Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 23, 1208
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montfort-l'Amaury
Died: 1265

French nobleman Simon de Montfort gave away his family lands to become the Earl of Leicester instead. Though King Henry III married off his sister Eleanor to Simon without consulting his barons, Simon later turned against the king. After being killed by Roger Mortimer, Simon’s body was mutilated by royalists.

 7 
Melvyn Douglas
(American Actor Who was Among One of the Few Performers to Win 'Triple Crown of Acting')
Melvyn Douglas
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Birthdate: April 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: 1981

Melvyn Douglas was an American actor who achieved popularity in the 1930s. Over the course of his illustrious acting career, Douglas won two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, and an Emmy Award, becoming one of the few actors to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. Melvyn Douglas also won several other awards, including the prestigious Golden Globe Award. 

 8 
Lorenzo Music
(Actor, Producer)
Lorenzo Music
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Birthdate: May 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2001
 9 
Jeanne Calment
(Oldest Person Ever)
Jeanne Calment
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 21, 1875
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Arles
Died: 1997
Jeanne Calment was a French supercentenarian who lived till 122 years and was, till her death in 1997, the longest-living documented human in history. She attributed her longevity to olive oil, wine, and chocolate. Some experts believe she had died long back and her daughter had falsely assumed her identity.
 10 
Daniel Hale Williams
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 18, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1931

Daniel Hale Williams was a general surgeon known for performing the first documented, successful pericardium surgery in the US in 1893. Born to interracial parents, he faced numerous struggles in his journey to become a physician. He later founded the first non-segregated hospital in the United States, Chicago's Provident Hospital. He also founded a nursing school for African Americans. 

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J. R. Richard
(Baseball player)
J. R. Richard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2021
 12 
John Burgoyne
(General, dramatist and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1761 to 1792)
John Burgoyne
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1722
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sutton, Bedfordshire, England
Died: 1792
 13 
John Vianney
(French Catholic Priest)
John Vianney
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1786
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dardilly, France
Died: 1859

Jean Vianney was a French Catholic priest active in the first half of the 19th century. Venerated in the Catholic Church as a saint and as the patron saint of parish priests, he is also referred to as the "Curé d'Ars."  He was devoted to St. Philomena, who he regarded as his guardian. His feast day is 4 August.

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Fereydoun Farrokhzad
(Known for his variety TV show 'Mikhak-e Noghrei' (The Silver Carnation) which introduced many artists)
Fereydoun Farrokhzad
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Birthdate: October 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: 1992
 15 
Yun Sim-deok
(Singer)
Yun Sim-deok
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pyongyang, Kingdom of Korea
Died: 1926
 16 
Art Donovan
(Football player)
Art Donovan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 5, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, U.S.
Died: 2013
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 17 
Isaac Levitan
(One of the Best Classical Russian Landscape Painters of the 19th Century )
Isaac Levitan
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Birthdate: August 30, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kibartay, Lithuania
Died: 1900

Isaac Levitan was a Russian landscape painter remembered for his work that popularized the mood landscape genre. One of the most important landscape painters of his generation, Levitan was elected to the Russian Academy of Arts in 1897. The following year, Levitan was chosen as the head of the Landscape Studio at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.

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Sebastian of Portugal
(King of Portugal from 11 June 1557 to 4 August 1578)
Sebastian of Portugal
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Birthdate: January 20, 1554
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: 1578
 19 
Enver Pasha
(Ottoman Military Officer, Revolutionary and Convicted War Criminal Who Formed One-Third of the 'Three Pashas' Triumvirate)
Enver Pasha
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 22, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: 1922
Ottoman military officer Enver Pasha is remembered as one of the main figures of the Armenian Genocide. The Young Turk leader was one of the Three Pashas who ruled over the Ottoman Empire during World War I. He was killed by the Soviets during the Basmachi Revolt.
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Pearl White
(Actress)
Pearl White
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Birthdate: March 4, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Green Ridge
Died: 1938
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Wenceslaus III of Bohemia
(King of Hungary and Croatia (1301 - 1305), King of Bohemia and Poland (1305 - 1306))
Wenceslaus III of Bohemia
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Birthdate: October 6, 1289
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague
Died: 1306

Wenceslaus III became King of Hungary following the death of Andrew III whose only daughter, Elizabeth, was engaged to Wenceslaus. Wenceslaus renounced his hereditary rights to Austria and claim to Hungary before succeeding his father as King of Bohemia and Poland. His reign in Bohemia was however cut-short as he was assassinated before he could invade his rival's territories in Poland.

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Ernst Bloch
(Philosopher)
Ernst Bloch
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Birthdate: July 8, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Died: 1977
 23 
Étienne Lenoir
(Inventor, Engineer)
Étienne Lenoir
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Birthdate: January 12, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Luxembourg
Died: 1900

Étienne Lenoir was a Belgian-French engineer. He is credited with developing the internal combustion engine which was commercialized in sufficient quantities. Lenoir is also credited with inventing such electrical devices as an improved electric telegraph which played a key role during the Franco-Prussian War. 

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Sandy Woodward
(British admiral)
Sandy Woodward
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Penzance, England
Died: 2013
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Eugène Atget
(French Photography)
Eugène Atget
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Birthdate: February 12, 1857
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Libourne, France
Died: 1927

Eugène Atget was a French flâneur credited with pioneering documentary photography. Renowned for his obstinacy to document all of the street scenes and architecture of Paris before the advent of urbanization, Atget's works inspired several surrealists. Unfortunately, Eugène Atget did not live to see the kind of reception his works eventually received; he was not celebrated during his lifetime.

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Lee Hazlewood
(Country Singer)
Lee Hazlewood
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mannford, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died: 2007
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Kenny Drew
(Musician)
Kenny Drew
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1993
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Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński
(Poet)
Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1944

Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński was a Polish poet and soldier. Baczyński was one of the most famous poets of the Generation of Columbuses. Like many other poles from his era, Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński suffered during the German occupation of his country and was killed in action at age 23. His life inspired several films including the 1984 film The Fourth Day.

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Siegfried Wagner
(Composer)
Siegfried Wagner
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 6, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tribschen, Lucerne, Switzerland
Died: 1930
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Tom Molineaux
(Boxer)
Tom Molineaux
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1784
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Died: 1818
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Frederick Chapman Robbins
(Virologist and Paediatrician)
Frederick Chapman Robbins
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 25, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Auburn, Alabama, United States
Died: 2003

Nobel Prize-winning American pediatrician and virologist Frederick Chapman Robbins is best remembered for his pathbreaking research on the poliomyelitis virus, which later helped in the development of polio vaccines. He also taught pediatrics at the Case Western Reserve University and worked with the US Army’s virus and rickettsia lab.

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Ernestine Rose
(American Suffragist and Abolitionist)
Ernestine Rose
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 13, 1810
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland
Died: 1892

Born to a Polish rabbi, Ernestine Rose was much ahead of her times. As a teenager, she spoke up against the regressive Jewish customs that hindered women’s freedom. She later became a pioneering feminist and suffragist from her community and was also inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

 33 
Gerhard Gentzen
(Mathematician, Philosopher)
Gerhard Gentzen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greifswald, Germany
Died: 1945
 34 
Berengar II of Italy
(King)
Berengar II of Italy
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Birthdate: 0900 AD
Birthplace: Italy
Died: 0966
 35 
Jacob Dolson Cox
(Former 28th Governor of Ohio (1866 - 1868), 10th United States Secretary of the Interior (1869 - 1870))
Jacob Dolson Cox
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 27, 1828
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 1900

Apart from being a lawyer and a war historian, Jacob Dolson Cox had served as the governor of Ohio and as a US representative from Ohio's 6th district. During the American Civil War, he was a Union general. As the Secretary of the Interior, he introduced a civil service merit system.

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Walther Flemming
(Biologist)
Walther Flemming
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 21, 1843
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Schwerin, Germany
Died: 1905
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Kinjikitile Ngwale
(Revolutionary)
Kinjikitile Ngwale
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Tanzania
Died: 1905
 38 
Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian
(Electrophysiologist)
Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 30, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Died: 1977
 39 
Billy Norris Sherrill
(Songwriter and producer)
Billy Norris Sherrill
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Phil Campbell, Alabama, United States
Died: 2015
 40 
Zoltán Tildy
(Former President of Hungary (1946 - 1948), Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Hungary (1945 - 1946))
Zoltán Tildy
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 18, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lučenec, Slovakia
Died: 1961

Zoltán Tildy, who started off as an Independent Smallholders' Party leader, soon rose to lead Hungary as its prime minister and then as its president. Initially trained as a Protestant minister, he had also been a pastor and a high-school teacher before venturing into politics.

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Carl Auer von Welsbach
(Austrian Chemist and Inventor Behind the Development of the Modern Light Bulb)
Carl Auer von Welsbach
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Birthdate: September 1, 1858
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1929

Austrian chemist and engineer Carl Auer, Freiherr von Welsbach isolated neodymium and praseodymium from didymium. His inventions include the gas mantle and ferrocerium "flints" that are used in lighters. He also worked on the tungsten filament that led to the development of the modern light bulb.

 42 
Kiyoshi Atsumi
(Film Actor)
Kiyoshi Atsumi
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Birthdate: March 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ueno, Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1996
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 43 
John Dillon
(Irish leader)
John Dillon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Blackrock, Ireland
Died: 1927
 44 
Joseph Shea
(Special agent)
Joseph Shea
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 20, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2005
 45 
Juan Ruiz de Alarcón
(Spanish Dramatist of the Colonial Era)
Juan Ruiz de Alarcón
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1581 AD
Birthplace: Taxco, Mexico
Died: 1639

Juan Ruiz de Alarcón was a Mexico-born Spanish dramatist, known for cultivating different variations of dramaturgy. He lived mostly in Spain, holding several governmental posts, concurrently writing plays not just for monetary gain, but also for his own enjoyment. Less prolific than his peers, he wrote around twenty-five plays, which are known for their superb plot and psychological subtlety.

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Anita Garibaldi
(Giuseppe Garibaldi's wife)
Anita Garibaldi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 30, 1821
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Laguna, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Died: 1849
 47 
Mihály Babits
(Hungarian Poet Known for His Intense Religious Theme Poems)
Mihály Babits
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 26, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Szekszárd, Hungary
Died: 1941

Initially a secondary school teacher, Mihály Babits later taught Hungarian literature at the University of Budapest but was removed due to his pacifist views. He then devoted his life to writing and penned everything from poems to novels and short stories. Halálfiai remains one of his best-known works.

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Andrea della Robbia
(Italian Renaissance Sculptor)
Andrea della Robbia
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Birthdate: October 20, 1435
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1525
Italian Renaissance sculptor Andrea della Robbia was the nephew of renowned terra-cotta sculptor Luca della Robbia. Andrea specialized in marble work and narrative sculpture. His creations can be found at the Foundling Hospital, Florence, and the Pistoia Cathedral. He also created many versions of the Madonna and Child.
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Sue Gunter
(Basketball Coach)
Sue Gunter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Walnut Grove, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2005
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Ron Wyatt
(Archaeologist)
Ron Wyatt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 2, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Died: 1999