Died On July 16th

Discover the most famous people who died on July 16. The list includes people like Harry Chapin, Talia Castellano, Stephen Covey, Hilaire Belloc, Alan Vega. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, football players, journalists and spiritual & religious leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
John F. Kennedy Jr.
(Son of John F. Kennedy)
John F. Kennedy Jr.
51
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 1999

John F Kennedy Jr was the son of former US President John F Kennedy. He tragically died at a young age of 38 when the plane he was flying crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts in 1999. He was a lawyer and a journalist and had founded the trendy political magazine, George, which stopped publication in 2001.   

 2 
Celia Cruz
(One of the Most Popular Latin Artists of the 20th Century)
Celia Cruz
43
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: 2003

Celia Cruz was a Cuban-American singer who achieved popularity in Cuba as a singer of guarachas during the 1950s. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most famous Latin artists, Cruz was nicknamed the Queen of Salsa. She is also revered for popularizing Latin music in the USA. Celia Cruz also won numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards. 

 3 
Mary Todd Lincoln
(Wife of Former US President Abraham Lincoln and the First Lady of the United States (1861 - 1865))
Mary Todd Lincoln
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 13, 1818
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1882

Mary Todd Lincoln was the wife of Abraham Lincoln. She played an important role during the American Civil War as she worked hard to keep the morale of the country high throughout the war. Mary invariably finds a place in stories and biographies written about Abraham Lincoln as she was seated next to him when he was killed.

 4 
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
(Publicist for 'Calvin Klein')
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: 1999
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy was a Calvin Klein publicist and the wife of John F. Kennedy Jr. Her fashion sense was often compared to that of her mother-in-law, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. A plane carrying Carolyn, her husband, and her older sister crashed off Martha's Vineyard in July 1999, killing all three.
 5 
George A. Romero
(Film Director Known for His Iconic Horror Films: ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘Dawn of the Dead’)
George A. Romero
7
Birthdate: February 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2017

Legendary horror filmmaker George A. Romero is best known for his Night of the Living Dead series and for popularizing the zombie film genre. He also gained fame for his collaborations with horror novelist Stephen King, the most notable of them being the film version of King’s novel The Dark Half.

 6 
Harry Chapin
(Singer Best Known for His Folk Rock & Pop Rock Songs)
Harry Chapin
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greenwich Village, New York, United States
Died: 1981
Grammy-winning folk rock and pop rock singer Harry Chapin was one of the highest-paid artists of the 1970s, known for tracks such as Cat's in the Cradle. An avid philanthropist, he was part of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger. He also won a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal
 7 
Johnny Winter
(Guitarist who was ranked 63rd in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time")
Johnny Winter
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas, United States
Died: 2014
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 8 
Ellen G White
13
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 26, 1827
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gorham, Maine, United States
Died: 1915
 9 
Stephen Covey
(Educator, Author)
Stephen Covey
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: 2012
 10 
Nate Thurmond
(Basketball player)
Nate Thurmond
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 11 
Ivan VI of Russia
(Emperor of Russia)
Ivan VI of Russia
7
Birthdate: August 23, 1740
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1764
The eldest child of Duke Anthony Ulrich and Duchess Anna Leopoldovna, Ivan VI of Russia, took over the throne as a 2-month-old baby, with his mother as the regent. His first cousin Elizabeth’s coup later resulted in his imprisonment for 20 years and his eventual assassination. 
 12 
Jon Lord
(English Pianist and Keyboardist of Deep Purple)
Jon Lord
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leicester
Died: 2012

English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player Jon Lord is remembered for his fiery performances as the keyboardist of the rock band Deep Purple. Trained in classical piano, he also received a drama school scholarship, which he ditched to focus on music. He was posthumously named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 13 
Dora Maar
(French Photographer and Painter Known for Her Nine-Year Relationship with 'Pablo Picasso')
Dora Maar
2
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: November 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1997

Born to a French mother and a Croatian father, Dora Maar spent her childhood in Argentina and later studied art in Paris. The renowned surrealist artist and photographer later gained fame as Pablo Picasso’s lover and muse, and was featured in his paintings such as Weeping Woman.

 14 
Jo Stafford
(Singer)
Jo Stafford
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coalinga, California, United States
Died: 2008
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 15 
Bob Orton
(American Professional Wrestler)
Bob Orton
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 16 
Johnny Clegg
(South African Singer-Songwriter and Musician )
Johnny Clegg
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: 2019

Johnny Clegg was a South African singer-songwriter, musician, dancer, anti-apartheid activist, and anthropologist. An important white figure in the internal resistance to apartheid and a prominent figure in South African popular music, Johnny Clegg formed the band Juluka which became the first South African group in the apartheid era to have a black man as well as a white man.

 17 
Kitty Wells
(Singer)
Kitty Wells
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 30, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2012
 18 
Martin Kenzie
(British Cinematographer and Second Unit Director)
Martin Kenzie
5
Birthdate: April 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cambridge
Died: 2012

Martin Kenzie was a British cinematographer and second unit director. One of the most important members of the British Society of Cinematographers, Kenzie worked in popular and critically acclaimed films like The Shining, Aliens, Return of the Jedi, and The King's Speech. Martin Kenzie died at the age of 56 due to cancer.

 19 
Herbert von Karajan
(Austrian Conductor and Former Principal Conductor of the 'Berlin Philharmonic')
Herbert von Karajan
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: 1989

The principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic for over 3 decades, Herbert von Karajan was a piano prodigy in childhood. Though a Nazi Party member, he later claimed he had not been too keen on joining the party. The three-time Grammy winner was also an avid sports lover.

 20 
William Asher
(Producer)
William Asher
2
Birthdate: August 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 2012
 21 
Surekha Sikri
(Actress)
Surekha Sikri
8
Birthdate: April 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
Died: 2021
 22 
Hilaire Belloc
(Poet and Author Best Known for His Humorous Poem ‘Cautionary Tales for Children’)
Hilaire Belloc
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France
Died: 1953
British-French writer Hilaire Belloc is one of the most controversial figures of England from the 20th century, owing to the accusations of anti-semitism and marked Catholic influence in his works. Remembered for his Cautionary Tales for Children, he continued to move from place to place, thus depleting his finances.
 23 
Charles Sweeney
(Pilot)
Charles Sweeney
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 27, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2004
 24 
Julian Schwinger
(Physicist)
Julian Schwinger
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 12, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1994
 25 
Robert Motherwell
(American Abstract Expressionist Painter and Printmaker)
Robert Motherwell
5
Birthdate: January 24, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aberdeen
Died: 1991

American abstract expressionist painter, printmaker and editor Robert Motherwell of the New York School is counted among the most articulate spokesmen of abstract expressionism and founders of the art movement. Notable works of Motherwell, who was known for exploring political, philosophical and literary themes, include the Elegy to the Spanish Republic series that consists of impressive black and white paintings.

 26 
John Henrik Clarke
(African-American Historian, Professor and Pioneer in the Creation of Pan-African and Africana Studies)
John Henrik Clarke
1
Birthdate: January 1, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Union Springs, Alabama, United States
Died: 1998

John Henrik Clarke was an American professor and historian who helped create Pan-African and Africana studies. Clarke is credited with founding the African Heritage Studies Association, a subsidiary of the African Studies Association. He was also a founding member of many other organizations created to support work in black culture.

 27 
Phyllis Somerville
(Actress)
Phyllis Somerville
0
Birthdate: December 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Died: 2020
 28 
Charles Studd
(British Cricketer)
Charles Studd
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 2, 1860
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Spratton, England
Died: 1931

Charles Studd was a British missionary and professional cricket player. He is credited with establishing the Heart of Africa Mission, which is now referred to as WEC International. As a cricketer, Charles Studd is remembered for playing in the 1882 match against Australia, which paved the way for the famous Ashes Test cricket series.

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Maria Anna of Neuburg
(Queen Consort of Spain)
Maria Anna of Neuburg
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Birthdate: October 28, 1667
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Benrath Palace, Düsseldorf, Electoral Palatinate
Died: 1740
 30 
John P. Marquand
(Known for His Mr. Moto Spy Stories)
John P. Marquand
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: 1960
 31 
John Panozzo
(Drummer)
John Panozzo
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1996
 32 
Beate Uhse-Rotermund
(German Pilot, Sex Pioneer, and Entrepreneur)
Beate Uhse-Rotermund
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 25, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wargenau, East Prussia
Died: 2001
 33 
Pope Innocent III
4
Birthdate: February 22, 1161
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gavignano, Italy
Died: 1216

Pope Innocent III served as the Pope of the Catholic Church from 1198 until his death in 1216. One of the most influential and powerful of the medieval popes, Pope Innocent exerted influence over the European Christian states, claiming supremacy over kings of Europe.

 34 
Buck Buchanan
(American Football Player)
Buck Buchanan
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gainesville, Alabama, United States
Died: 1992
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 35 
Yi Ku
(Prince)
Yi Ku
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 29, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 2005
 36 
Charles I of Hungary
(King of Hungary and Croatia (1301/08 - 1342))
Charles I of Hungary
0
Birthdate: 1288 AD
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 1342

Charles I of Hungary reigned as the King of Croatia and Hungary from 1308 until his death in 1342. During his reign, Charles improved and reorganized the administration of royal revenues. Charles I of Hungary also encouraged the spread of chivalrous culture throughout his realms.   

 37 
James Gammon
(Actor)
James Gammon
2
Birthdate: April 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newman, Illinois, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 38 
Tony Taylor
(Baseball player)
Tony Taylor
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Central Álava, Cuba
Died: 2020
 39 
Louisa Ulrika of Prussia
(Queen)
Louisa Ulrika of Prussia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1720
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1782
 40 
Samuel Insull
(Business Magnate)
Samuel Insull
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 11, 1859
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1938
 41 
Alcides Ghiggia
(Uruguayan-Italian Football Player Who Played as a Right Winger)
Alcides Ghiggia
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 22, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: 2015
 42 
Patrick Dewaere
(Actor)
Patrick Dewaere
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint-Brieuc, France
Died: 1982
 43 
Albert Anker
(Swiss Painter and Illustrator Known for His Popular Depictions of Village Life)
Albert Anker
0
Birthdate: April 1, 1831
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ins, Switzerland
Died: 1910

Best remembered for his still lifes, Swiss painter Albert Anker is regarded as Switzerland’s national painter. While he initially studied theology, he later deviated toward art. Sleeping Girl in Walde and Still Life: Tea Set remain 2 of his best-known works. He also became a knight of the Légion d'honneur.

 44 
John Ostrom
(American Paleontologist Who Revolutionized Modern Understanding of Dinosaurs)
John Ostrom
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2005

John Ostrom was an American paleontologist who helped transform the modern understanding of dinosaurs during the '60s. His work helped inspire a new generation of dinosaur films as he proved that dinosaurs were more agile and dangerous than previously thought. In 1966, Ostrom played a major role in the founding of Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

 45 
Edmond de Goncourt
(French Writer, Literary Critic, Art Critic, Book Publisher and the Founder of the 'Académie Goncourt')
Edmond de Goncourt
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Birthdate: May 26, 1822
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: 1896

Edmond de Goncourt was a French writer, book publisher, art critic, and literary critic. He is credited with founding the popular French literary organization, the Goncourt Literary Society. Between 1856 and 1875, he published essays on 18th-century art, which helped revive appreciation for the Late Baroque.

 46 
Sergei Chalibashvili
(Georgian Competitive Diver)
Sergei Chalibashvili
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: 1983
 47 
François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois
(Statesman)
François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 18, 1641
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1691
 48 
Itagaki Taisuke
(Soldier)
Itagaki Taisuke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 21, 1837
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tosa Domain, Japan
Died: 1919

Initially the commander of the Tosa troops, Itagaki Taisuke participated in the Meiji Restoration. He was the founder of the Liberal Party, which was the first Japanese political party. Itagaki was later stabbed by a right-wing militant, to whom he reacted by saying “Itagaki may die, but liberty, never.”

 49 
T-Model Ford
(Musician)
T-Model Ford
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 24, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Forest, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2013
 50 
Miguel Muñoz
(Football Midfielder & One of the Most Successful and Greatest Managers in Football History)
Miguel Muñoz
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 1990
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)