Died On July 15th

Discover the most famous people who died on July 15. The list includes people like Anton Chekhov, Annibale Carracci, Hermann Emil Fischer, Muhammad Ali Bogra, John J. Pershing. Famous personalities featured on this list, include journalists, poets, artists and composers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Italy & Germany and many more countries.
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Gianni Versace
(Italian Fashion Designer, Businessman and Founder of ‘Versace’)
Gianni Versace
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy
Died: 1997
Legendary Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace founded the brand Versace, reputed worldwide for its luxury products, including clothes, accessories, and fragrances. He had also designed for renowned artists and for series and movies, too. He was shot dead outside his Miami mansion, Casa Casuarina, by Andrew Cunanan. 
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Anton Chekhov
(One of the Greatest Writers of All Time)
Anton Chekhov
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1860
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taganrog, Russia
Died: 1904

Anton Chekhov was a Russian short-story writer and playwright. Widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of short fiction, Chekhov's works have influenced the progression of the modern short story. As a playwright, Anton Chekhov is credited with influencing the rise of modernism in theatre, along with August Strindberg and Henrik Ibsen.

 3 
Martin Landau
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Birthdate: June 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2017
Martin Landau is best known for his Academy Award-winning portrayal of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood and his Golden Globe-winning role in Tucker: The Man and His Dream. He had initially been a cartoonist for the Daily News. Fans also loved him in the series Mission: Impossible and Space:1999.
 4 
John J. Pershing
(Former Military Officer Who Served as the Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces During World War I)
John J. Pershing
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Laclede, Missouri, United States
Died: 1948

John J. Pershing was a senior United States Army officer who served as the commander of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in World War I. In his later years, he mentored generals who led the United States Army during World War II.  He was promoted to General of the Armies rank, the highest possible rank in the United States Army. 

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Dana Hill
(Actress)
Dana Hill
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Birthdate: May 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Died: 1996
Dana Hill is best remembered as Audrey Griswold from National Lampoon’s European Vacation. Initially a track athlete, she discontinued sports after being diagnosed with Type I diabetes, a condition that also stunted her growth and contributed to her childlike looks. She had also voiced Max in Goof Troop.
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Lisa del Giocondo
(Noblewomen)
Lisa del Giocondo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1479
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1542
 7 
Bert Convy
(Actor and Host of Game Shows: ‘Tattletales’, ‘Super Password’ and ‘Win, Lose or Draw’)
Bert Convy
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Birthdate: July 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 1991

Bert Convy was an American actor, game show host, and singer. He is best remembered for hosting popular game shows, such as Win, Lose or Draw, Tattletales, and Super Password. After establishing himself as a TV personality, Bert Convy tried his hand at acting and played important roles in films like A Bucket of Blood, Gunman's Walk, and Susan Slade.

 8 
Tad Lincoln
(Son of Abraham Lincoln)
Tad Lincoln
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 4, 1853
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: 1871
 9 
Vladimir the Great
(Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev)
Vladimir the Great
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0958 AD
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: 1015
 10 
General Tom Thumb
(American Dwarf Who Achieved Great Fame as a Performer Under Circus Pioneer P. T. Barnum)
General Tom Thumb
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 4, 1838
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1883

General Tom Thumb was a dwarf best remembered as a performer in P. T. Barnum's circus. He achieved significant fame as a performer and has been portrayed by several actors in films, such as The Mighty Barnum and Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon. In the 2017 movie The Greatest Showman, General Tom Thumb was played by Sam Humphrey.

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Celeste Holm
(Actress)
Celeste Holm
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Birthdate: April 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Robert Wadlow
(Tallest Person Ever Known)
Robert Wadlow
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 22, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States
Died: 1940

Also known as the Giant of Illinois and the Alton Giant, Robert Wadlow was the tallest person in recorded history, having reached 2.72 m (8 ft 11.1 in) in height at the time of his death, at the age of 22. His continued growth was due to a medical condition that results in a high level of human growth hormone.

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Constance Markievicz
(Politician)
Constance Markievicz
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 4, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1927

Irish revolutionary political leader and suffragist Constance Markievicz scripted history by becoming the first woman to be elected as a cabinet minister in Europe and also the first female to be elected to the British Parliament. Sentenced to death for her role in the Easter Rising, she was later granted amnesty.

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Juan Pablo Duarte
(Writer)
Juan Pablo Duarte
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 26, 1813
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: 1876
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Roberto Bolaño
(Chilean Writer Best Known for His Award-Winning Novel 'The Savage Detectives')
Roberto Bolaño
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: 2003

A vagabond who roamed around countries such as Chile, Mexico, and France, author Roberto Bolaño eventually settled in Spain, where he spent his days working odd jobs, such as garbage collection and dishwashing, and wrote at night. He is remembered for his Rómulo Gallegos Prize-winning novel The Savage Detectives.

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Carl Czerny
(Austrian Pianist and Composer Known for His Pedagogical Works for the Piano)
Carl Czerny
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 21, 1791
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1857

Carl Czerny was an Austrian composer, pianist, and teacher of Czech origin.  Born into a musical family, he started playing the piano as a toddler and began composing at the age of seven. He was prolific in his music production and composed over a thousand works, with his music spanning the late Classical and early Romantic eras.  

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Rudolph I of Habsburg
(King)
Rudolph I of Habsburg
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Birthdate: May 1, 1218
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Breisgau
Died: 1291
 18 
Ray Emery
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Goaltender)
Ray Emery
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died: 2018
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Kip King
(Actor and Voice actor)
Kip King
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Birthdate: August 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2010
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Eugen Bleuler
(Psychiatrist, Physician, University teacher)
Eugen Bleuler
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1857
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zollikon
Died: 1939
One of the most prolific psychiatrists of his time, Eugen Bleuler is known as the man who introduced the term schizophrenia. He also introduced autism and ambivalence as 2 concepts required for the study of schizophrenia. His Textbook of Psychiatry became a staple in classes of psychiatry
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James M. Cox
(Politician)
James M. Cox
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 31, 1870
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jacksonburg, Ohio, U.S.
Died: 1957
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Florence Halop
(Actress)
Florence Halop
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Birthdate: January 23, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jamaica, New York, United States
Died: 1986
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Ernest Bloch
(One of the Greatest Swiss Composers in History)
Ernest Bloch
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 24, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: 1959

Born to a Jewish family in Geneva, Ernest Bloch had learned to play the violin by age 9. Best known for works such as Avodath Hakodesh, Bloch composed music that carried a significant neoclassical trend. He also taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and was a skilled photographer, too.

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Élie Metchnikoff
(Former zoologist best known for his pioneering research in immunology)
Élie Metchnikoff
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 15, 1845
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ukraine
Died: 1916
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James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth
(Duke)
James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 9, 1649
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: 1685
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Clarence White
(Guitarist)
Clarence White
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine, United States
Died: 1973
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Mary White Ovington
(American Journalist and Co-founder of the 'National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)')
Mary White Ovington
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 11, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1951

Mary White Ovington was an American journalist and suffragist. She is best remembered as one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Throughout her life, Mary White Ovington remained active in the fight for women's suffrage in the United States of America. She also wrote several articles and books including an autobiography. 

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Kuroda Seiki
(Painter)
Kuroda Seiki
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Birthdate: August 9, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kagoshima
Died: 1924
An aristocrat, Kuroda Seiki was sent to Paris by his father to study law but began studying painting soon after. His nudes Sentiment, Impression, and Wisdom mingled Japanese and Western art. His best-known painting, Lakeside, depicts his wife, Teruko, dressed in a kimono and sitting by a lake in Hakone.
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Leopold Auer
(Hungarian Composer, Conductor and Violinist)
Leopold Auer
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1845
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Veszprém, Hungary
Died: 1930

Legendary Hungarian-American violinist and composer Leopold Auer was born into a family of painters but chose to learn the violin instead. He initially played for the music-loving bling king of Hanover and later taught violin at Russia’s Saint Petersburg Conservatory. His students include Mischa Elman and Jascha Heifetz.

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Annibale Carracci
(Italian Painter Known for His Works: ‘Butcher's Shop’, ‘The Beaneater’ and ‘An Allegory of Truth and Time’)
Annibale Carracci
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Birthdate: November 3, 1560
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 1609

Born to a tailor, Annibale Carracci set up a painters’ studio named Accademia degli Incamminati with his brother and cousin, thus establishing the famous Carracci family of painters. A significant figure of the Baroque movement, he is remembered for his iconic works such as Domine, Quo Vadis?

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Peter van Eyck
(Actor)
Peter van Eyck
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Birthdate: July 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kamienny Jaz, Poland
Died: 1969
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Louisa Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
(Duchess)
Louisa Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1832
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: 1911
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Hermann Emil Fischer
(German Chemist and Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry in 1902)
Hermann Emil Fischer
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 9, 1852
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Euskirchen, Germany
Died: 1919

Hermann Emil Fischer was a German chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1902. He is credited with discovering the Fischer esterification, which is named in his honor. He is also credited with developing the Fischer projection, which was originally used for the depiction of carbohydrates. Several chemical reactions and concepts like Fischer glycosidation are named after him.

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Hugh Shearer
(3rd Prime Minister of Jamaica (1967 - 1972))
Hugh Shearer
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trelawny Parish, Jamaica
Died: 2004
Hugh Shearer was a Jamaican politician and trade unionist. He is best remembered for serving as the Prime Minister of Jamaica from 11 April 1967 to 2 March 1972. He also served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Jamaica as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade from 1980 to 1989.
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Adam Jerzy Czartoryski
(Statesman)
Adam Jerzy Czartoryski
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 14, 1770
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1861
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Jacqueline Piatigorsky
(French-American Chess Player and Author)
Jacqueline Piatigorsky
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2012

Jacqueline Piatigorsky was a French-American sculptor, chess player, philanthropist, author, and arts patron. As a chess player, Piatigorsky represented the USA in the first Women's Chess Olympiad, in 1957, where she won a bronze medal. An important patron of the arts, Jacqueline Piatigorsky helped raise money for the New England Conservatory of Music to create an award for deserving artists. 

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Qandeel Baloch
(Pakistani Model and Actress)
Qandeel Baloch
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: D G Khan, Pakistan
Died: 2016

While fans named her Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian, social-media celebrity Qandeel Baloch made headlines when she was strangled to death by her brother for bringing dishonor to her conservative Muslim family. Qandeel was known for her outrageous antics, such as promising a strip-tease if the Pakistani cricket team won against India.

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Gustavo Díaz Ordaz
(Politician)
Gustavo Díaz Ordaz
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 12, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ciudad Serdán, Mexico
Died: 1979
 39 
Juana de Ibarbourou
(Uruguayan Poet)
Juana de Ibarbourou
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 8, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Melo, Uruguay
Died: 1979

Juana de Ibarbourou was a Uruguayan poet whose literary work earned her four nominations for the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature. An early Latin American feminist, Ibarbourou is also regarded as one of the most famous poets of Spanish America. Throughout her life, Juana de Ibarbourou was honored with prestigious awards including the National Academy of Letters.

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Nuri al-Said
(Former Prime Minister of Iraq Who Shaped the Modern Iraqi State)
Nuri al-Said
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: 1958

Nuri al-Said was an Iraqi politician who served as the prime minister of Iraq on eight occasions between 1930 and 1958. He also held various prominent cabinet positions during his long political career. Nuri al-Said is also credited with shaping the modern Iraqi state by making some of the most important policy decisions.

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William Legge, 2nd earl of Dartmouth
(British statesman)
William Legge, 2nd earl of Dartmouth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 20, 1731
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: unknown
Died: 1801
 42 
Kieron Moore
(Film actor)
Kieron Moore
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Birthdate: October 5, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Skibbereen, County Cork, Irish Free State Ireland
Died: 2007
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Aleksander Fredro
(Polish Poet, Playwright and Author Active During Polish Romanticism)
Aleksander Fredro
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 20, 1793
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Surochów, Poland
Died: 1876

Aleksander Fredro was a Polish poet, author, and playwright. Although his works were harshly criticized by his contemporaries, Fredro's works, especially his plays, were published extensively and popularized after his death. Many of his works have been translated into several languages including English, German, French, Russian, Hungarian, and Czech.

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Julius Shulman
(American Architectural Photographer)
Julius Shulman
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: October 10, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2009

Architectural photographer Julius Shulman is remembered for his detailed photos of Mid-century modern architecture. His best-known works were Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann House, Palm Springs and Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House No. 22. His photographs, amounting to over 70,000, are stored in Los Angeles’s J. Paul Getty Museum.

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Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani
(Iranian Mathematician and Astronomer Known for His Innovations in 'Spherical Trigonometry')
Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 10, 0940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buzhgan, Iran
Died: 0998

Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani was a Persian astronomer and mathematician best remembered for his significant contribution to spherical trigonometry. He is credited with using negative numbers, which were unheard of at that time, in one of his arithmetic works. Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani is also credited with introducing the secant and cosecant functions in trigonometry.

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Elisabeth Welch
(Singer)
Elisabeth Welch
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 27, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2003

Elisabeth Welch was an American actress, singer, and entertainer who came up with popular songs like Far Away in Shanty Town, Love for Sale, and Stormy Weather during an illustrious career spanning more than 70 years. In February 2012, she was posthumously honored by Bonnie Greer who unveiled a blue plaque at Ovington Court where Welch lived during the mid-30s.

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Boleslaus I, Duke of Bohemia
(Ruler)
Boleslaus I, Duke of Bohemia
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Birthdate: 0915 AD
Birthplace: Czechia
Died: 0972
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Charles Weidman
(Choreographer)
Charles Weidman
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: July 22, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1975
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Suzuki Harunobu
(Designer)
Suzuki Harunobu
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1725 AD
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1770
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Hank Cochran
(Singer-Songwriter)
Hank Cochran
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Isola, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2010