Died On July 13th

Discover the most famous people who died on July 13. The list includes people like Frida Kahlo, Arnold Schoenberg, Alfred Stieglitz, Nadine Gordimer, Alfred Marshall. Famous personalities featured on this list, include physicists, novelists, poets and political leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Canada and many more countries.
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 1 
Frida Kahlo
(Mexican Painter Known for Her Brilliantly Coloured Self-Portraits)
Frida Kahlo
152
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 1954

Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, was known for her many portraits and self-portraits. Her work is said to have been inspired by the nature, artifacts and popular culture of Mexico. Her work was not much known until the late 1970s, when it was rediscovered by art historians and political activists. By early 1990s, she became a recognized figure in art history.

 2 
Cory Monteith
(Actor and Musician Known for His Role as ‘Finn Hudson’ in the TV Series ‘Glee’)
Cory Monteith
44
Birthdate: May 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
Died: 2013

A talented young man whose life was snatched away too soon, Cory Monteith was a Canadian actor, singer, and musician who rose to fame after playing a role in the TV show ‘Glee.’ Despite being a great actor, he had a troubled life involving substance abuse and alcoholism that eventually caused his death at the age of 31.

 3 
Grant Imahara
(Known for His Work on the Television Series 'Mythbusters', on Which He Designed and Built Numerous Robots)
Grant Imahara
5
Birthdate: October 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2020

Grant Masaru Imahara, a Japanese-American electrical engineer, roboticist, television host and actor, began his career at Lucasfilm, where he got involved with several big budget films including Star War franchise. Later, he joined MythBusters as a member of Build Tea and was well-known for his contribution in it. His other important works include White Rabbit Project, BattleBots, Star Trek Continues etc.

 4 
Sage Stallone
(Actor, Director and the Elder Son of Sylvester Stallone)
Sage Stallone
22
Birthdate: May 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2012

The son of popular actor Sylvester Stallone, Sage Stallone was an actor and filmmaker. He played Robert Balboa Jr., appearing alongside Sylvester Stallone, in the popular film Rocky V. His untimely death at the age of 36, caused by a heart attack, was mourned by movie lovers all over the world.

 5 
Arnold Schoenberg
(One of the Most Influential Composers of the 20th Century)
Arnold Schoenberg
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria
Died: 1951
Austrian-born composer Arnold Schoenberg was part of the German Expressionist Movement and led the Second Viennese School. Being Jewish, he was banned by the Nazis and later became an American citizen. Known for his twelve-tone technique, he coined the term developing variation and formed motifs without a centralized melodic idea.
 6 
Red Buttons
(Actor)
Red Buttons
5
Birthdate: February 5, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 2006
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 7 
Liu Xiaobo
(Chinese Human Rights Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)
Liu Xiaobo
6
Birthdate: December 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Changchun, China
Died: 2017

Liu Xiaobo was a Chinese activist, literary critic, and philosopher. He is best remembered for organizing campaigns that aimed at ending the one-party rule in China. He was honored with the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle for human rights in China. Liu is the first Chinese citizen to be honored with a Nobel Prize while residing in China.

 8 
George Steinbrenner
(Businessperson)
George Steinbrenner
8
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rocky River
Died: 2010
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Alfred Stieglitz
(Photographer)
Alfred Stieglitz
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: January 1, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hoboken
Died: 1946
 10 
Alla Nazimova
(Actress, Director, Producer Best Known for Her Film ‘Salome’)
Alla Nazimova
4
Birthdate: June 3, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yalta, Crimea, Russian Empire
Died: 1945

Alla Nazimova was a Russian-American actress who had an extensive career on Broadway. She acted in the classic plays of playwrights like Ibsen, Chekhov, and Turgenev. She eventually moved on to films and had an equally successful stint in cinema as well. She was openly bisexual and had sexual relationships with women while being married to a man.

 11 
Davey Allison
(American Stock Car Racing Driver)
Davey Allison
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida, United States
Died: 1993
 12 
Seretse Khama
(Politician)
Seretse Khama
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Serowe, Botswana
Died: 1980
 13 
Jean-Paul Marat
(French Politician and Journalist During French Politician)
Jean-Paul Marat
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 24, 1743
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boudry, Switzerland
Died: 1793

French political theorist, scientist, and physician Jean-Paul Marat was a key figure of the French Revolution. He published his radical views in pamphlets and newspapers, such as L'Ami du people. He was held responsible for the September massacres. His assassination by a Girondin supporter made him a Jacobin martyr.

 14 
Alfred Marshall
(Economist)
Alfred Marshall
1
Birthdate: July 26, 1842
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bermondsey
Died: 1924

One of the co-founders of the English neoclassical school of economics, 19th-century economist Alfred Marshall is best remembered for his path-breaking book Principles of Economics. His studies on topics such as marginal utility, consumer’s surplus, and the elasticity of demand, enriched the field of economics for years to come.

 15 
Aisha bint Abu Bakr
(Muhammad's Wife)
Aisha bint Abu Bakr
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0605 AD
Birthplace: Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0678
 16 
Leslie Groves
(United States Army Officer in Charge of the Construction of 'The Pentagon' and Director of 'The Manhattan Project')
Leslie Groves
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: 1970

US Army officer Leslie Groves is best remembered for his association with the Manhattan Project, which was aimed at developing atom bombs during World War II. He was also in-charge of building a place to house the War Department’s staff in a structure that later became the Pentagon.

 17 
Kate Sheppard
(The Most Prominent Member of the Women's Suffrage Movement in New Zealand)
Kate Sheppard
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 10, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: 1934

Born in England and educated in Scotland, Kate Sheppard later moved with her family to New Zealand. A fiery feminist, she led the WCTU women’s suffrage campaign, making New Zealand the first country that granted its women the right to vote. She also encouraged women to participate in physical activities.

 18 
Nadine Gordimer
(Writer, Political Activist)
Nadine Gordimer
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Transvaal, South Africa
Died: 2014

Nadine Gordimer was a South African political activist and writer. Gordimer, who wrote extensively on racial and moral issues such as apartheid in South Africa, was honored with the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature. An important member of the anti-apartheid movement, Nadine Gordimer's advice to Nelson Mandela led to his famous 1964 defense speech, which eventually led to his conviction.

 19 
Richard D. Zanuck
(Film producer)
Richard D. Zanuck
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Birthdate: December 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: 2012
 20 
Joan Sebastian
(Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Record producer)
Joan Sebastian
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guerrero
Died: 2015

Known as the king of Mexican rodeo, for performing in concerts on horseback, Mexican singer Joan Sebastian won the highest number of Grammy awards from his country. Over 20 of his songs made it to the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. An actor, too, he was seen in the telenovela Tú y yo.

 21 
John C. Frémont
(5th Governor of Arizona Territory (1878 - 1881))
John C. Frémont
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 21, 1813
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States
Died: 1890

John C. Frémont is best remembered for his role in the expansion of US settlements in the West and also for the development of what is now known as California. A military officer, he became one of the first senators from California and had also been the 5th governor of Arizona.

 22 
Zindzi Mandela
(Diplomat)
Zindzi Mandela
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: 2020

Zindzi Mandela was a South African poet and diplomat best known as the daughter of the famous anti-apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela. From 1996 to 1998, she also served as a temporary First Lady of South Africa. Over the years, she has been portrayed in films and TV films, such as Mrs Mandela (2009), Invictus (2009), and Mandela (1987).

 23 
Jan Karski
(jurist, writer, teacher)
Jan Karski
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 24, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Łódź
Died: 2000
 24 
August Kekulé
(German Organic Chemist Known for His Theory of Chemical Structure and the Tetravalence of Carbon)
August Kekulé
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 7, 1829
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: 1896

August Kekulé was a German organic chemist. Regarded as one of the most important chemists in Europe, Kekulé is credited with founding the theory of chemical structure, including the Kekulé structure of benzene. Kekulé is also credited with teaching future Nobel Prize winners, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff Jr., Hermann Emil Louis Fischer, and Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer.

 25 
Compay Segundo
(Cuban Trova Guitarist, Singer and Composer)
Compay Segundo
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Siboney, Cuba
Died: 2003
Compay Segundo was a Cuban singer, guitarist, and composer. He is credited with inventing a musical instrument called armónico, which is a guitar-like instrument with seven strings. Compay Segundo is best remembered for forming a popular duo called Los Compadres alongside Lorenzo Hierrezuelo. The duo garnered international fame and won several Grammy Awards. 
 26 
James Lind
(Scottish Doctor Known for Pioneering of Naval Hygiene in the Royal Navy)
James Lind
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 4, 1716
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 1794

James Lind revolutionized medical science by recommending lemon juice and citrus fruits as remedies for scurvy in British Navy officials. Though born into a Scottish merchant family, he ended up becoming a successful naval surgeon. His research also included the prevention of typhus among seamen.

 27 
Grantland Rice
(Sports writer)
Grantland Rice
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 1, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1954
 28 
Lorin Maazel
(Conductor)
Lorin Maazel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 6, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: 2014
 29 
Gabriel Lippmann
(French Physicist and Winner of the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Gabriel Lippmann
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 16, 1845
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bonnevoie, Luxembourg
Died: 1921

Gabriel Lippmann was a Franco-Luxembourgish inventor and physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1908. He is also remembered for inventing an astronomical tool called the coelostat. Lippmann was an influential physicist from Luxembourg; an Institute for scientific research in Luxembourg City was named after him. The Institute was later renamed Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology (LIST). 

 30 
Godtfred Kirk Christiansen
(Businessman)
Godtfred Kirk Christiansen
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Billund, Denmark
Died: 1995
 31 
Carlos Kleiber
(Conductor)
Carlos Kleiber
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: 2004
 32 
Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(Aristocrat)
Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Birthdate: April 20, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eastwell Park, Kent, England
Died: 1966
 33 
Corinne Griffith
3
Birthdate: November 21, 1894
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Texarkana, Texas, U.S.
Died: 1979
 34 
Alexandra Danilova
(Russian-American Ballet Dancer)
Alexandra Danilova
2
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: November 20, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Petergof, Russia
Died: 1997

Born in Russia, ballerina Alexandra Danilova later became an American citizen. Best known for her role in the film The Turning Point, she had also taught at the School of American Ballet. She was associated with both the Ballets Russes and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.

 35 
Pandro S. Berman
(Film Producer)
Pandro S. Berman
1
Birthdate: March 28, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1996
 36 
Tom Simpson
(British Professional Cyclists)
Tom Simpson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Haswell, United Kingdom
Died: 1967

Tom Simpson was a British professional cyclist who specialized in pursuit racing. One of most successful and popular cyclists of Britain, Simpson is best remembered for winning a bronze medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. He then went on to win a gold medal at the 1965 UCI Road World Championships in San Sebastián, Spain.

 37 
Edward Braddock
(military personnel)
Edward Braddock
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1695
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Perthshire
Died: 1755
 38 
Emily Davies
(English Suffragist, Feminist and Co-founder of Girton College, Cambridge University)
Emily Davies
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 22, 1830
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carlton Crescent, Southampton, England
Died: 1921

Emily Davies was an English suffragist and feminist. One of the first campaigners for women's rights to university education, Davies is best remembered for co-founding Girton College, the first university in England to educate women. Emily Davies is also credited with playing an important role in the establishment of Newnham College in 1875.

 39 
Alexander Schmorell
(Russian-German Revolutionary Who Opposed the Nazi German Regime)
Alexander Schmorell
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Orenburg, Russia
Died: 1943

Alexander Schmorell was a Russian-German revolutionary best remembered for co-founding the popular resistance group White Rose, which opposed the Nazi German regime. He was executed by the Nazis and was later glorified as a saint by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. Alexander Schmorell is also venerated throughout the world by Orthodox Christians.

 40 
Stephen Hopkins
(Justice)
Stephen Hopkins
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 7, 1707
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 1785
 41 
John C. Pemberton
(Officer)
John C. Pemberton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 10, 1814
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1881
 42 
Huang Chao
(Chinese Soldier, Smuggler, and Rebel)
Huang Chao
0
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 0835 AD
Birthplace: China
Died: 0884
 43 
Brion Gysin
(Painter, Writer Known for His Discovery of the Cut-up Technique)
Brion Gysin
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Birthdate: January 19, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taplow, England
Died: 1986

Brion Gysin was a Canadian painter, sound poet, writer, and performance artist. Gysin was also known as an inventor of experimental devices; he is credited with inventing the Dreamachine, a stroboscopic flicker device. Brion Gysin's ideas went on to inspire the artists of the Beat Generation and other prominent personalities like Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, and Keith Haring. 

 44 
A. D. Hope
(Australian Poet and Essayist Known for His Satirical Slant)
A. D. Hope
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cooma, Australia
Died: 2000

A. D. Hope was an Australian poet, essayist, and academic. He studied at the University of Oxford on a scholarship and returned to Australia, where he began working as a lecturer. As a writer, he earned both fame and notoriety for his scathing satire. He was a recipient of the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, among other honors. 

 45 
Rebecca Zahau
(Rebecca Nalepa, was found hanging at the Spreckels Mansion in Coronado, California)
Rebecca Zahau
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Burma
Died: 2011
 46 
Thomas Berger
(Novelist)
Thomas Berger
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 2014
 47 
Patrick Blackett
(Physicist)
Patrick Blackett
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 18, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1974

Patrick Blackett was a British experimental physicist who became the first person to prove that radioactivity could cause the nuclear transmutation of one chemical element to another. He is recognized for his seminal work on cloud chambers, cosmic rays, and paleomagnetism, for which he received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1948. He was known to be a gentle person. 

 48 
Conrad Weiser
(German Diplomat and Pioneer )
Conrad Weiser
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 2, 1696
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Herrenberg, Germany
Died: 1760
 49 
Cicely Williams
(Physician)
Cicely Williams
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 2, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kew Park, Jamaica
Died: 1992
 50 
Matti Pellonpaa
(Finnish Actor and Musician, Who Mostly Appeared in the Films of the 'Kaurismaki Brothers')
Matti Pellonpaa
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Birthdate: March 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: 1995

Finnish actor and musician Matti Pellonpaa was a radio performer before stepping into acting. Known for his films such as La Vie de Boheme and Dolly and Her Lover, he led a bohemian life and often acted wearing his own clothes. He often appeared in the films of the Kaurismaki brothers.