Died On February 23rd

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Discover the most famous people who died on February 23. The list includes people like John Quincy Adams, John Keats, Edward Elgar, Nellie Melba, Leo Baekeland. Famous personalities featured on this list, include soldiers, historians, political leaders and composers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, Germany & Italy and many more countries.
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 1 
Stan Laurel
(Comic Actor Who was Part of The Comedy Duo 'Laurel and Hardy'. and Appeared with His Comedy Partner Oliver Hardy in 107 Short Films)
Stan Laurel
6
Birthdate: June 16, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1965
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 2 
Carl F. Gauss
(One of the Greatest Mathematicians of All Tim)
Carl F. Gauss
13
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 30, 1777
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brunswick, Germany
Died: 1855
 3 
John Keats
(English Romantic Lyric Poet)
John Keats
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 31, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moorgate, London, England
Died: 1821
 4 
Carlos Hathcock
(Military Personnel)
Carlos Hathcock
17
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas
Died: 1999
 5 
James Herriot
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sunderland, County Durham, England
Died: 1995
 6 
Katherine Helmond
9
Birthdate: July 5, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 7 
Melvin Franklin
(R&B Singer)
Melvin Franklin
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama
Died: 1995
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 8 
Edward Elgar
(Composer)
Edward Elgar
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 2, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Broadheath, England
Died: 1934
 9 
Madhubala
(Actress)
Madhubala
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Birthdate: February 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Delhi
Died: 1969
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 10 
L. S. Lowry
(Artist)
L. S. Lowry
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Birthdate: November 1, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stretford, Lancashire, England
Died: 1976
 11 
Ofra Haza
(Singer, Voice actor, Actor, Composer, Journalist, Pianist, Songwriter)
Ofra Haza
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tel Aviv
Died: 2000
 12 
Nellie Melba
(Opera Singer)
Nellie Melba
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond
Died: 1931
 13 
Robert Smalls
(Politician)
Robert Smalls
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 5, 1839
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
Died: 1915
 14 
Robert K. Merton
(Sociologist)
Robert K. Merton
0
Birthdate: July 4, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: 2003
 15 
Tony Williams
(Drummer)
Tony Williams
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died: 1997
 16 
Leo Baekeland
(Chemist & Inventor)
Leo Baekeland
3
Birthdate: November 14, 1863
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
Died: 1944
 17 
Mabel Normand
(Actress)
Mabel Normand
2
Birthdate: November 9, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Brighton, Staten Island,
Died: 1930
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
Stanisław I Leszczyński
2
Birthdate: October 20, 1677
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
Died: 1766
 19 
José Napoleón Duarte
(Salvadoran Political figure)
José Napoleón Duarte
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Ana
Died: 1990
 20 
James Maurice Gavin
(Military Officer)
James Maurice Gavin
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1990
 21 
Lewis Gilbert
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer)
Lewis Gilbert
0
Birthdate: March 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2018
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 22 
Diego Columbus
(Spanish Explorer, 2nd Viceroy of the Indies (1511 – 1526) and 4th Governor of the Indies (1509 – 1518))
Diego Columbus
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 1, 1479
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Porto Santo Island, Portugal
Died: 1526
 23 
Paul Claudel
(Playwright, Poet, Diplomat, Writer, Diarist, Poet lawyer, Translator)
Paul Claudel
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1868
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Villeneuve-sur-Fère
Died: 1955
 24 
Alice Herz-Sommer
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 26, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 2014
 25 
Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah
(9th Ruler of Kuwait)
Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah
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Birthdate: 1864 AD
Birthplace: Kuwait
Died: 1921
 26 
Janez Drnovšek
(Prime Minister)
Janez Drnovšek
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Celje
Died: 2008
 27 
Ernest Dowson
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 2, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lee, England
Died: 1900
 28 
Horst Wessel
(Nazi Party Stormtrooper Who Was Hailed Asa Nazi Hero & Martyr)
Horst Wessel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bielefeld
Died: 1930
 29 
Isabelle of France
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1224
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1270
 30 
Marella Agnelli
(Noblewoman)
Marella Agnelli
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 2019
 31 
Heinz Berggruen
(Art Dealer)
Heinz Berggruen
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 2007
 32 
Dorothy Masuka
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 3, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Died: 2019
 33 
Don Heck
(Comic artist)
Don Heck
0
Birthdate: January 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, United States
Died: 1995
 34 
Florence Rice
(Actress)
Florence Rice
1
Birthdate: February 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 1974
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 35 
John Quincy Adams
(6th President of United States (1825 - 1829))
John Quincy Adams
70
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 11, 1767
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1848
 36 
Pope Eugene IV
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1383 AD
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1447
 37 
Hans Hellmut Kirst
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ostroda, Poland
Died: 1989
 38 
Saud of Saudi Arabia
(King of Saudi Arabia from 1953 to 1964)
Saud of Saudi Arabia
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Birthdate: January 15, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Died: 1969
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 39 
Titos Vandis
0
Birthdate: November 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salonika, Greece
Died: 2003
 40 
Julien Ries
(University teacher, Historian of religion, Historian, Catholic priest)
Julien Ries
0
Birthdate: April 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fouches
Died: 2013
 41 
Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy
(Writer Who Specialized in Science Fiction and Historical Novels)
Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 10, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pugachyov, Russia
Died: 1945
 42 
Joseph Warton
(Literary Critic)
Joseph Warton
0
Birthdate: 1722
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dunsfold, England
Died: 1800
 43 
François Viète
(Mathematician whose work on new algebra)
François Viète
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1540 AD
Birthplace: Fontenay-le-Comte, France
Died: 1603
Emperor Yingzong of Ming
0
Birthdate: November 29, 1427
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: 1464
 45 
Carl Anderson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Died: 2004
 46 
Alan Colmes
(Radio personality, Journalist)
Alan Colmes
5
Birthdate: September 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2017
 47 
William Bonin
(Criminal)
William Bonin
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Willimantic
Died: 1996
 48 
Vijay Anand
(Director)
Vijay Anand
0
Birthdate: January 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gurdaspur, India
Died: 2004
 49 
Herbert Howells
(Composer)
Herbert Howells
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 17, 1892
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gloucestershire
Died: 1983
 50 
Gentile Bellini
(Italian Painter and One of the Founders of the Orientalist Tradition in Western Painting)
Gentile Bellini
0
Birthdate: 1429 AD
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1507