Died On August 5th

Discover the most famous people who died on August 5. The list includes people like Marilyn Monroe, Alec Guinness, Richard Burton, Zyzz (Aziz Shavershian), Victoria, Princess Royal. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, philosophers and composers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & India and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Michael Faraday
(Scientist)

Michael Faraday
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 22, 1791
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newington Butts, London, England
Died: 1867

 2 

Alec Guinness
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Birthdate: April 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maida Vale, London, England
Died: 2000

 3 

Richard Burton
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Birthdate: November 10, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pontrhydyfen, Wales
Died: 1984
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 4 
Zyzz (Aziz Shavershian)
(Body Builder, Internet Personality)

Zyzz (Aziz Shavershian)
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 5 
Toni Morrison
(Novelist)

Toni Morrison
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio
Died: 2019

 6 

Josh Ryan Evans
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Birthdate: January 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States
Died: 2002
Height: 3'2" (97 cm)

 7 
Victoria, Princess Royal
(German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1888))

Victoria, Princess Royal
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Birthdate: November 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1901
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 8 
Jeff Porcaro
(Former Drummer best known for his work with the rock band Toto, but is one of the most recorded session musicians, working on hundreds of albums and thousands of sessions)

Jeff Porcaro
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1992
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 9 
Carmen Miranda
(Actress, Singer)

Carmen Miranda
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Birthdate: February 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
Died: 1955
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 10 
Charlotte Rae
(Actress)

Charlotte Rae
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Birthdate: April 22, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died: 2018
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 11 
Paul Brown
(American Football Player)

Paul Brown
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Norwalk, Ohio, United States
Died: 1991

 12 
Philip Sheridan
(Military Officer)

Philip Sheridan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 6, 1831
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: 1888
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

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Millicent Fawcett
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 11, 1847
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aldeburgh, England
Died: 1929

 14 

Francis Pegahmagabow
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 8, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Parry Sound, Ontario
Died: 1952

Lord North
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 13, 1732
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Piccadilly
Died: 1792

 16 
Thomas Newcomen
(Inventor of Atmospheric Steam Engine)

Thomas Newcomen
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Birthdate: April 13, 1732, 1664
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dartmouth
Died: 1729

 17 
Friedrich Engels
(German Philosopher Who Developed 'Marxism' Together With Karl Max)

Friedrich Engels
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 28, 1820
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barmen, Germany
Died: 1895

 18 
Chick Hearn
(Sportscaster)

Chick Hearn
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Birthdate: November 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aurora, Illinois, United States
Died: 2002
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 19 
Francesco Quinn
(Former Actor best known for his breakout role as Rhah in Oliver Stone’s Academy Award-winning Platoon (1986))

Francesco Quinn
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Birthdate: March 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 2011

 20 
George Duke
(Musician)

George Duke
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Rafael, California, United States
Died: 2013

 21 
Anna Haining Bates
(Circus performer)

Anna Haining Bates
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1846
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Annan, Canada
Died: 1888
Height: 7'11" (241 cm)

 22 
Robert Muldoon
(Politician)

Robert Muldoon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Auckland
Died: 1992

 23 
Pete Hamill
(Journalist)

Pete Hamill
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Birthdate: June 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2020

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Sebüktigin
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Birthdate: 0942 AD
Birthplace: Barskhan, Afghanistan
Died: 0997

 25 
Gopinath Bordoloi
(First Chief Minister of Assam, India)

Gopinath Bordoloi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Raha, Assam
Died: 1950

Oswald of Northumbria
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Birthdate: 0604 AD
Birthplace: Deira, England
Died: 0642

 27 
Frederick Cook
(Explorer)

Frederick Cook
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 10, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hortonville, New York, United States
Died: 1940

 28 
Spotted Tail
(Sioux leader)

Spotted Tail
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1823 AD
Birthplace: Fort Laramie, Wyoming, United States
Died: 1881

 29 
Joan Robinson
(Economist)

Joan Robinson
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Birthdate: October 31, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Surrey, England
Died: 1983

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Bjorg Lambrecht
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium
Died: 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 31 
Bernard Stiegler
(Philosopher)

Bernard Stiegler
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Birthdate: April 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seine-et-Oise, France
Died: 2020

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Susan Butcher
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cambridge
Died: 2006

 33 
Louis III of France
(King of West Francia)

Louis III of France
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Birthdate: 0860 AD
Birthplace: Saint-Denis, France
Died: 0882

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Agha Hasan Abedi
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 14, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lucknow, India
Died: 1995

 35 
James Gibbs
(Architect)

James Gibbs
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 23, 1682
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Died: 1754

 36 
Colin Higgins
(Known for writing the screenplay for the 1971 film Harold and Maude, directing the films Foul Play (1978) and 9 to 5 (1980))

Colin Higgins
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Birthdate: July 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nouméa, New Caledonia
Died: 1988

 37 
Soichiro Honda
(Businessperson)

Soichiro Honda
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 17, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
Died: 1991

 38 
Clive Caldwell
(Aviator, Military personnel)

Clive Caldwell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lewisham
Died: 1994

 39 
Mezz Mezzrow
(Clarinetist, Saxophonist)

Mezz Mezzrow
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1972

 40 
Royal Rife
(Inventor)

Royal Rife
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Birthdate: May 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Elkhorn, Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1971

 41 
Antoine Pesne
(Painter)

Antoine Pesne
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Birthdate: May 29, 1683
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1757

 42 
Don Steele
(Disc jockey, Actor)

Don Steele
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1997
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 43 
Peter Minuit
(Colonial Governor)

Peter Minuit
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1580 AD
Birthplace: Wesel, Germany
Died: 1638

 44 
Amos Whitney
(Mechanical engineer)

Amos Whitney
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Birthdate: October 8, 1832
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Biddeford, Maine, United States
Died: 1920

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Anatoli Papanov
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Birthdate: October 31, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vyazma, Russia
Died: 1987
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 46 
Phil May
(British caricaturist)

Phil May
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Birthdate: April 22, 1864
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wortley, England
Died: 1903

 47 
Heinrich Otto Wieland
(Father of Biochemistry)

Heinrich Otto Wieland
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 4, 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pforzheim
Died: 1957

Isabella Macdonald Alden
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 3, 1841
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: 1930

 49 
Godfrey Binaisa
(5th President of Uganda)

Godfrey Binaisa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
Died: 2010

 50 
Dorothy Thomas
(Entrepreneur)

Dorothy Thomas
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1756 AD
Birthplace: Montserrat
Died: 1846