Died On February 24th

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Discover the most famous people who died on February 24. The list includes people like Don Knotts, Tommy Douglas, Robert Fulton, Henry Cavendish, Joshua Chamberlain. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, philosophers, journalists and novelists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & India and many more countries.
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 1 
Katherine Johnson
(Mathematician)
Katherine Johnson
69
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, United States
Died: 2020
 2 
Don Knotts
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Role in TV Series: 'The Andy Griffith Show' and 'Three's Company')
Don Knotts
14
Birthdate: July 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 3 
Harold Ramis
(American actor)
Harold Ramis
11
Birthdate: November 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2014
 4 
Dinah Shore
(Singer and Actress Who was the Top Charting Female Vocalist of the 1940s)
Dinah Shore
8
Birthdate: February 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1994
 5 
Dennis Weaver
(Actor and Former President of the Screen Actors Guild)
Dennis Weaver
11
Birthdate: June 4, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Sridevi
(Indian Actress Cited as the 'First Female Superstar' of Indian Cinema)
Sridevi
20
Birthdate: August 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sivakasi, Madras State, India
Died: 2018
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 7 
Dawn Brancheau
(Animal Trainer)
Dawn Brancheau
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cedar Lake, Indiana
Died: 2010
 8 
Claude Shannon
(Mathematician, Engineer & Cryptographer Known as a 'Father of Information Theory')
Claude Shannon
4
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 30, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Petoskey, Michigan, United States
Died: 2001
 9 
Tommy Douglas
(Canadian Politician Who was Premier of Saskatchewan from 1944 to 1961)
Tommy Douglas
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camelon, Falkirk, Scotland
Died: 1986
 10 
Octavia Butler
(American Author Known for Her Science Fiction Novels)
Octavia Butler
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 11 
Sally Kellerman
2
Birthdate: June 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: 2022
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Robert Fulton
(American engineer & inventor)
Robert Fulton
3
Birthdate: November 14, 1765
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Little Britain, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Died: 1815
 13 
Joshua Chamberlain
(Educator & War Hero)
Joshua Chamberlain
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brewer
Died: 1914
 14 
Rukmini Devi Arundale
(Bharatnatyam Dancer)
Rukmini Devi Arundale
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: 1986
 15 
Henry Cavendish
(English Scientist Who Discovered Hydrogen)
Henry Cavendish
3
Birthdate: October 10, 1731
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: 1810
 16 
Bhimsen Joshi
(One of the Greatest Indian Vocalists in the Hindustani Classical Tradition)
Bhimsen Joshi
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 4, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gadag, Karnataka, India
Died: 2011
 17 
John Franzese
(American Mobster Who Was a Member of the Colombo Crime Family)
John Franzese
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 2020
 18 
Johnnie Ray
(Singer)
Johnnie Ray
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dallas, Oregon, USA
Died: 1990
 19 
George Gobel
1
Birthdate: May 20, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died: 1991
 20 
Henny Youngman
(Comedian)
Henny Youngman
0
Birthdate: March 16, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Whitechapel
Died: 1998
 21 
Malcolm Forbes
(Businessperson)
Malcolm Forbes
3
Birthdate: August 19, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1990
 22 
Nikolai Bulganin
(Premier of the Soviet Union (1955-58))
Nikolai Bulganin
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 11, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: 1975
 23 
Bud Luckey
(Animator)
Bud Luckey
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Billings, Montana, USA
Died: 2018
 24 
Jan Berenstain
1
Birthdate: July 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2012
 25 
Alberto Sordi
(Italian Comedian Known for Satirizing His Country's Social Mores in Pungent Black Comedies and Grim Drama)
Alberto Sordi
1
Birthdate: June 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 2003
 26 
Quanah Parker
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1845 AD
Birthplace: Elk Valley
Died: 1911
 27 
Nikolai Lobachevsky
(Mathematician)
Nikolai Lobachevsky
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 1, 1792
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: 1856
 28 
Andre Dubus
(Short story writer)
Andre Dubus
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1999
 29 
Pierre Janet
(Psychologist)
Pierre Janet
0
Birthdate: May 30, 1859
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1947
 30 
Gerd von Rundstedt
(Military Officer)
Gerd von Rundstedt
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 12, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aschersleben, Province of Saxony, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died: 1953
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 31 
Hu Shih
(Diplomat, Professor, Journalist)
Hu Shih
0
Birthdate: December 17, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shanghai
Died: 1962
 32 
Johann Weyer
(physician, writer)
Johann Weyer
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 24, 1515
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Grave, Netherlands
Died: 1588
 33 
Herman Brix
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Died: 2007
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 34 
Joseph Jenkins Roberts
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 15, 1809
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: 1876
 35 
Carlos Páez Vilaró
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: November 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montevideo
Died: 2014
 36 
Franz Waxman
(Composer)
Franz Waxman
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 24, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chorzow, Poland
Died: 1967
 37 
Bluma Zeigarnik
(Lithuanian-Soviet Psychologist and Psychiatrist)
Bluma Zeigarnik
0
Birthdate: November 9, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prienai, Lithuania
Died: 1988
 38 
Anna Larina
(Memoirist)
Anna Larina
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 27, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: 1996
 39 
Otto Goldschmidt
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 21, 1829
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1907
John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 8, 1647
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1721
 41 
Amanda Smith
(American Methodist Preacher and Former Slave Who Opened an Orphanage for African-American Girls)
Amanda Smith
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 23, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Long Green, Maryland, United States
Died: 1915
 42 
Hjalmar Branting
(Former Prime Minister of Sweden Who Served for Three Terms Between 1920 and 1924)
Hjalmar Branting
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 23, 1860
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1925
 43 
Sir Edmund Andros
(Colonial official)
Sir Edmund Andros
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 6, 1637
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1714
 44 
Richard de la Pole
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1480 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1525
 45 
Aethelberht I
(King of Kent)
Aethelberht I
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0550 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Kent
Died: 0616
 46 
Carlo Buonaparte
(Corsican Lawyer Best Known as the Father of 'Napoleon Bonaparte' and Grandfather of 'Napoleon III')
Carlo Buonaparte
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 27, 1746
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: 1785
 47 
Pearl Cornioley
(British wartime agent)
Pearl Cornioley
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 24, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2008
 48 
Larry Norman
(Singer-songwriter)
Larry Norman
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Died: 2008
 49 
Auguste Chouteau
(Politician)
Auguste Chouteau
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 7, 1749
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1829
 50 
Jahn Teigen
(Singer)
Jahn Teigen
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 27, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tønsberg, Norway
Died: 2020