Died On February 20th

Discover the most famous people who died on February 20. The list includes people like Frederick Douglass, Hunter S. Thompson, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Robert Peary. Famous personalities featured on this list, include journalists, political leaders, soldiers and actors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & France 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 
Frederick Douglass
(Abolitionist, Social Reformer)

Frederick Douglass
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1818 AD
Birthplace: Talbot County, Maryland, United States
Died: 1895

 2 
Hunter S. Thompson
(Journalist and Author)

Hunter S. Thompson
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Birthdate: July 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 3 
Dick York
(Actor)

Dick York
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Birthdate: September 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Died: 1992
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 4 
Sandra Dee
(Actress)

Sandra Dee
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Birthdate: April 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 5 
Chester W. Nimitz
(Military officer)

Chester W. Nimitz
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
Died: 1966

 6 
Ferruccio Lamborghini
(Founder of Automobili Lamborghini)

Ferruccio Lamborghini
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 28, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Renazzo di Cento, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Died: 1993

Alice Roosevelt Longworth
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1980
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 8 
Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor (1765-90))

Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: March 13, 1741
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1790

 9 
Kathryn Kuhlman
(Evangelist)

Kathryn Kuhlman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Johnson County, Missouri, United States
Died: 1976

 10 
Gene Siskel
(Film critic. Journalist)

Gene Siskel
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1999

 11 
Walter Winchell
(Journalist, Radio Personality)

Walter Winchell
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Birthdate: April 7, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1972
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 12 
Robert Peary
(Explorer)

Robert Peary
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 6, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cresson, Pennsylvania
Died: 1920

 13 

Max Schreck
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Birthdate: September 6, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1936
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 14 

Yaroslav the Wise
3
Birthdate: 0978 AD
Birthplace: Ukraine
Died: 1054

 15 
Curt Gowdy
(Sportscaster)

Curt Gowdy
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Birthdate: July 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Green River
Died: 2006

 16 
Muhammad Asad
(For English Translation of Quran, 'The Message of The Qur'an")

Muhammad Asad
0
Birthdate: July 2, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
Died: 1992

 17 
Alexander Haig
(United States Secretary of State (1981-82))

Alexander Haig
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2010

 18 
John Dowland
(Singer, Lutenist and Composer)

John Dowland
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1563 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1626

 19 

Pope Martin V
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 26, 1369
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Genazzano, Italy
Died: 1431

 20 
John Raitt
(Actor and singer)

John Raitt
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Birthdate: January 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Ana, California
Died: 2005
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 21 
Habibullah Khan
(Politician)

Habibullah Khan
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Birthdate: June 3, 1872
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tashkent
Died: 1919

 22 

Jimmy Young
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 23 

Maria Goeppert-Mayer
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 28, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Katowice, Poland
Died: 1972

 24 
Sarah Kane
(Playwright, Writer)

Sarah Kane
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brentwood
Died: 1999

 25 

Al-Mustaʿṣim
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1213 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: 1258

 26 
Oswald Avery
(Biologist, Physician, Geneticist)

Oswald Avery
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Birthdate: October 21, 1877
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Halifax
Died: 1955

 27 
Laura Bassi
(Physicist)

Laura Bassi
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 29, 1711
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 1778

 28 
Percy Grainger
(Composer - Revived Interest in British Folk Music)

Percy Grainger
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 8, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brighton, Australia
Died: 1961

Henry Percy, 1st earl of Northumberland
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1341
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northumberland, England
Died: 1408

 30 
Troy Jackson
(Basketball player)

Troy Jackson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: 2011
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)

 31 
Paul Marcinkus
(Archbishop)

Paul Marcinkus
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cicero, Illinois, United States
Died: 2006

 32 
Henri Moissan
(Chemist)

Henri Moissan
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 28, 1852
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1907

 33 
Robert Bolt
(Playwright and a two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter)

Robert Bolt
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Birthdate: August 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sale, Cheshire, England
Died: 1995

Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia
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Birthdate: April 27, 1701
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: 1773

 35 
Toru Takemitsu
(Composer)

Toru Takemitsu
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1996

 36 

Christopher Nolan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mullingar, Ireland
Died: 2009

 37 
Maurice Blanchot
(Former writer, philosopher, and literary theorist)

Maurice Blanchot
1
Birthdate: September 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Devrouze, Saône-et-Loire, France
Died: 2003

 38 
S. N. Lakshmi
(Actress)

S. N. Lakshmi
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Birthdate: 1927 AD
Birthplace: Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: 2012

 39 
Damdin Sükhbaatar
(Army Leader)

Damdin Sükhbaatar
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Khuree, Qing Empire, Mongolia
Died: 1923

 40 
Solomon Asch
(Psychologist)

Solomon Asch
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Birthdate: September 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1996

 41 
René Cassin
(French Jurist)

René Cassin
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 5, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bayonne
Died: 1976

 42 
John, King of Denmark
(King of Denmark (1481–1513))

John, King of Denmark
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Birthdate: February 2, 1455
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aalborghus Castle, Aalborg, Denmark
Died: 1513

 43 
Washakie
(Saints)

Washakie
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1808 AD
Birthplace: United States
Died: 1900

Leone Sextus Tollemache
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 10, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: 1917

 45 
Waldo R. Tobler
(Geographer)

Waldo R. Tobler
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Birthdate: November 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: 2018

 46 
Tirso de Molina
(Known for writing The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest, the play from which the popular character of Don Juan originates)

Tirso de Molina
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 24, 1583
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 1648

 47 
René Dubos
(Microbiologist)

René Dubos
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France
Died: 1982

Antonio I, Prince of Monaco
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 25, 1661
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1731

Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 27, 1744
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harrow, England
Died: 1808

 50 
Eugene Luther Vidal
(Aviator, Basketball player)

Eugene Luther Vidal
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 13, 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madison, South Dakota, United States
Died: 1969