Died On July 1st

Discover the most famous people who died on July 1. The list includes people like Marlon Brando, Robert Mitchum, Juan Perón, Walter Matthau, Erik Satie. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, political leaders, physicists and inventors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Russia and many more countries.
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 1 
Marlon Brando
(One of the Most Influential Actors of the 20th Century)
Marlon Brando
68
Birthdate: April 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: 2004

One of the greatest movie actors of all time, heartthrob of millions of women around the world, and a cultural icon, who had immense influence on actors of future generations, there are very few like Marlon Brando. In a career spanning six decades, Marlon Brando delivered critical and commercial successes in movies like A Streetcar Named Desire and The Godfather.

 2 
Michael Landon
(Actor and Filmmaker)
Michael Landon
18
Birthdate: October 31, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Died: 1991

One of the most popular actors of his generation, Michael Landon appeared on the cover of TV Guide on 22 occasions, the most for an actor and second only to Lucille Ball. Also a singer and director, Landon had a major impact on the film industry, so much so that a community building was named after him following his demise.

 3 
Luther Vandross
49
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2005

Luther Vandross was an American record producer and singer-songwriter. As a background vocalist, Vandross contributed to the success of several songs recorded by artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross, and Judy Collins. Regarded as a singer with one of the greatest voices in recorded history, Luther Vandross' works have influenced many artists like D'Angelo, Jaheim, Ne-Yo, John Legend, and Usher.

 4 
Robert Mitchum
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of Classic American Cinema)
Robert Mitchum
23
Birthdate: August 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1997
Robert Mitchum is best known for his film noirs, such as Undercurrent, and for defining the antihero in movies of the 1950s and 1960s. Fans loved him in The Story of G.I. and Joe and as U.S. Navy Captain Victor Henry in The Winds of War and its sequel.
 5 
Walter Matthau
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘A Face in the Crowd’ and ‘King Creole’)
Walter Matthau
12
Birthdate: October 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2000

Walter Matthau was an American actor who won major acting awards, such as an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Tony Awards. He is best remembered for his acting partnership with Jack Lemmon in films like The Odd Couple and Grumpy Old Men. His death was mourned by the entire film industry, with Lemmon paying tribute on Larry King Live.

Harriet Beecher Stowe
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 14, 1811
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1896
 7 
Wolfman Jack
(Radio personality, Disc jockey)
Wolfman Jack
1
Birthdate: January 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1995
 8 
Erik Satie
(French Composer and Pianist Known for His Work ‘Gymnopédies’)
Erik Satie
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 17, 1866
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Honfleur, France
Died: 1925

Erik Satie was a French pianist and composer. An influential artist during his time, Satie's works served as a predecessor to later artistic movements like repetitive music, minimalism, and the Theatre of the Absurd. Apart from being a musician, Erik Satie was also a prolific writer, who contributed to publications, such as Vanity Fair and 391.

 9 
Karl Malden
1
Birthdate: March 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2009

Karl Malden is best remembered for his Academy Award-winning role of Harold Mitchell in A Streetcar Named Desire. He also won a BAFTA for the film Baby Doll and an Emmy for Fatal Vision. Fans also loved him as Mike Stone in The Streets of San Francisco and its spin-off.

 10 
Buckminster Fuller
9
Birthdate: July 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1983

Buckminster Fuller was an American systems theorist, architect, designer, inventor, author, and futurist. He is credited with popularizing the geodesic dome, which resembles carbon molecules known as fullerenes. Fullerenes were named after Fuller for their resemblance to geodesic spheres. Fuller's work has influenced several personalities from different walks of life. His work has also inspired a couple of documentary films.

 11 
Claus von Stauffenberg
(German Army Officer Who Failed in His Attempt to Assassinate Adolf Hitler)
Claus von Stauffenberg
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jettingen, Germany
Died: 1944

German army officer Claus von Stauffenberg, a significant figure of the German Resistance Movement within the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany, attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler in July 1944, but failed. He was executed by a firing squad soon after Operation Valkyrie. He had earlier actively participated in World War II.

 12 
Nicholas Winton
(British Humanitarian and Banker)
Nicholas Winton
10
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 2015

Nicholas Winton was a British humanitarian and banker best remembered for founding an organization to save children at risk from Czechoslovakia. He is credited with overseeing the rescue of 669 children from Czechoslovakia just before the commencement of the Second World War. This rescue mission came to be known as the Czech Kindertransport.

 13 
Sylvia Sidney
(Actress)
Sylvia Sidney
3
Birthdate: August 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 14 
Allan Pinkerton
(Founder of Pinkerton National Detective Agency)
Allan Pinkerton
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 25, 1819
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 1884

A walk through the woods in Dundee, changed Allan Pinkerton’s life, as he bumped into a group of counterfeiters and reported them to the police. This incident inspired him to later become Chicago's first full-time detective. His agency’s logo, an unblinking eye, inspired the phrase “Private Eye.”

 15 
Gregor Strasser
(Politician, Pharmacist)
Gregor Strasser
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 31, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Geisenfeld
Died: 1934
 16 
Hugh Downs
(Broadcaster)
Hugh Downs
5
Birthdate: February 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Mollie Sugden
(Actress)
Mollie Sugden
2
Birthdate: July 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Keighley, Yorkshire, England
Died: 2009
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 18 
Mahmud II
(Sultan of Ottoman Empire)
Mahmud II
7
Birthdate: July 20, 1785
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: 1839

Mahmud II reigned as the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1808 to 1839. His reign was marked by the extensive military, administrative, and fiscal reforms which he initiated. The reforms that he initiated eventually led to the formation of the modern Turkish Republic. He is also credited with rebuilding a strong naval force for the empire.

 19 
Charles Goodyear
(Inventor of Vulcanized Rubber)
Charles Goodyear
1
Birthdate: December 29, 1800
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1860

Charles Goodyear was an American manufacturing engineer and self-taught chemist who developed vulcanized rubber. He invented the chemical process to manufacture pliable, moldable, and waterproof rubber which revolutionized the automobile industry. In 1976, Charles Goodyear was inducted posthumously into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

 20 
Alexis Arguello
(Nicaraguan Three-weight World Champion Boxer)
Alexis Arguello
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
Died: 2009

Nicaraguan professional boxer Alexis Arguello had once held the world featherweight, lightweight, and junior lightweight titles. He fought for the Contras against the Sandinista regime, and then continued his boxing career in the US, before returning to politics and becoming the mayor of Managua. He eventually died by suicide.

 21 
Marcel Breuer
(Architect & Furniture Designer)
Marcel Breuer
3
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: May 21, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pécs, Austria-Hungary
Died: 1981
Hungarian architect and furniture designer Marcel Breuer was a major figure of the International Style of design. His innovative designs made use of new technology and materials, such as steel furniture resembling the designs of bicycle handle bars, also known as the Wassily chair. He inspired the documentary Breuer's Bohemia.
 22 
Walter Dean Myers
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Martinsburg
Died: 2014
 23 
Edward Dmytryk
(Film Director)
Edward Dmytryk
0
Birthdate: September 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada
Died: 1999
 24 
Bidhan Chandra Roy
(Political Leader, Physician)
Bidhan Chandra Roy
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 1, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bankipore
Died: 1962

Bidhan Chandra Roy was an Indian educationist, physician, statesman, philanthropist, and freedom fighter. Widely regarded as the chief designer of modern West Bengal, Roy founded several institutions and four cities in the state. He also served as West Bengal's chief minister from 1948 to 1962. In 1961, Bidhan Chandra Roy was honored with India's highest civilian award, The Bharat Ratna.

 25 
Herbie Mann
(Musician)
Herbie Mann
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2003
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 26 
Guy Mitchell
(Singer)
Guy Mitchell
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 22, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died: 1999
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 27 
Joshua Nkomo
(Zimbabwean Revolutionary and Matabeleland Politician)
Joshua Nkomo
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 19, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Semokwe
Died: 1999

Zimbabwean politician Joshua Nkomo was founder and leader of ZAPU. He was incarcerated for a decade by white minority government of Rhodesia and following his release, ZAPU along with Robert Mugabe's ZANU contributed to the fall of that government. The two parties later merged to become ZANU–PF. Nkomo served as first Second Vice-President of Zimbabwe with Mugabe as President.

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Fred Trueman
(English Cricketer Who Played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club and the England Cricket Team)
Fred Trueman
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Scotch Springs, Stainton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: 2006
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 29 
Eliel Saarinen
(A Leading Architect and Urban Planner Known for His 'Art Nouveau' Buildings)
Eliel Saarinen
2
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 20, 1873
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rantasalmi
Died: 1950

Finnish-American architect Eliel Saarinen was a prominent architect of Finland. He later moved to the US where he influenced modern architecture. He also collaborated with son Eero, a leading American architect. Notable buildings designed by Eliel, known for his designs in Art Nouveau style, includes Helsinki Central Station and Joensuu City Hall in Finland; and St Paul's Church in Estonia.   

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Dennis Brown
(Jamaican Reggae Singer)
Dennis Brown
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: 1999

Arguably the most popular Jamaican reggae singer of his time, Dennis Brown popularized what is now known as lovers rock. The Grammy-nominated singer started singing at age 9 and later soared to fame with tracks such as Africa. He had a lifelong struggle with drugs and of a lung collapse.

 31 
Harriet Quimby
(The First Female Pilot to Fly across the English Channel)
Harriet Quimby
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1875
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arcadia, Michigan, United States
Died: 1912

Women’s aviation pioneer, Harriet Quimby became the first female pilot to complete a flight across the English Channel. Starting her career as a journalist for Dramatic Review, she later worked as a drama critic for Leslie’s Weekly, before stepping into aviation. She was killed when her aircraft lost control over Dorchester Bay.

 32 
Sir William Lawrence Bragg
(British Physicist, X-Ray Crystallographer and Winner of the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Sir William Lawrence Bragg
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 31, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: 1971

Born to a math and physics professor in Australia, Sir William Lawrence Bragg later moved to England, where his father was posted for work. He and his father jointly won the Nobel Prize for Physics for their research on X-ray diffraction through crystals. Bragg was an avid shell collector, too.

 33 
Anneliese Michel
(Supposed demonic possession)
Anneliese Michel
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leiblfing, Germany
Died: 1976
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 34 
Stevie Ryan
(Actress, YouTuber)
Stevie Ryan
8
Birthdate: June 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 35 
George Voskovec
(Czech Actor Best Known for His Role in the Film '12 Angry Men')
George Voskovec
0
Birthdate: June 19, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sázava, Czechia
Died: 1981

George Voskovec was a Czech actor, dramatist, writer, and director. He acted in 72 films, out of which only the first five were Czech and the rest were either American or English. In the USA, George Voskovec became known for his portrayal of Juror 11 in the 1957 courtroom drama film 12 Angry Men.

 36 
John Hay
(Former United States Secretary of State)
John Hay
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 8, 1838
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salem, Indiana, United States
Died: 1905
 37 
Don Coryell
(American football coach)
Don Coryell
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 17, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: 2010
 38 
Alfonso VI of León and Castile
(King)
Alfonso VI of León and Castile
0
Birthdate: November 30, 1042
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Died: 1109
 39 
Alan L. Hart
(Physician)
Alan L. Hart
0
Birthdate: October 4, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Coffey County, Kansas, United States
Died: 1962
 40 
George Frederic Watts
(British Painter and Sculptor Known for His Contribution and Influence on the Symbolist Movement)
George Frederic Watts
1
Birthdate: February 23, 1817
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marylebone, Middlesex, England
Died: 1904

George Frederic Watts was a British painter best remembered for his association with the Symbolist movement. Watts achieved fame for his allegorical works like Love and Life and Hope. In addition to being a painter, George Frederic Watts was also a sculptor. He is credited with sculpting the famous Physical Energy statue at Rhodes Memorial in South Africa.

 41 
Georg Ratzinger
(German Musician, Conductor, and Catholic Priest)
Georg Ratzinger
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pleiskirchen, Germany
Died: 2020

Georg Ratzinger was a German musician, conductor, and Catholic priest. He is best remembered for his work as the conductor of the cathedral choir of Regensburg, Regensburger Domspatzen. The older brother of Pope Benedict XVI, Georg Ratzinger achieved notoriety when he turned a blind eye to the issues of young choir members who were sexually abused under his directorship.

 42 
Learie Constantine
(West Indian Cricketer, Lawyer and Politician)
Learie Constantine
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 21, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: 1971
 43 
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
(Composer)
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 22, 1710
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weimar, Germany
Died: 1784
 44 
Mihail Kogălniceanu
(Prime Minister of Romania (1863 - 1865))
Mihail Kogălniceanu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 6, 1817
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
Died: 1891

Mihail Kogălniceanu was a Romanian statesman, historian, lawyer, and publicist. He is best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Romania from 11 October 1863 to 26 January 1865. He was also a two-time Foreign Affairs Minister and four-time Internal Affairs Minister of Romania. Mihail Kogălniceanu was also one of the most influential intellectuals of his generation.

 45 
Pierre Monteux
(Conductor)
Pierre Monteux
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1964
 46 
Steve Tesich
(Screenwriter)
Steve Tesich
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Užice, Serbia
Died: 1996
 47 
Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan
(Wife of Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah)
Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 15, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sète, France
Died: 2000
 48 
Geoffrey Hutchings
(Actor)
Geoffrey Hutchings
0
Birthdate: June 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dorchester, England
Died: 2010
 49 
Émile Jaques-Dalcroze
(Swiss Composer, Musician and Music Educator Who Developed 'Dalcroze Eurhythmics' Method of Learning Music)
Émile Jaques-Dalcroze
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 6, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1950

Remembered for pioneering the eurythmics approach of learning music, Swiss composer Émile Jaques-Dalcroze was a major figure of the modernist movement in music. Starting his career as a professor at the Geneva Conservatory, he later launched his own music school, which was later shut down by the Nazis.

 50 
Manuel García
(Spanish Baritone Singer and Trainer Who Invented the Laryngoscope)
Manuel García
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 17, 1805
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 1906

Spanish baritone singer and voice educator Manuel García was the son of legendary opera singer Manuel del Popolo Vicente García. He started his career with his father’s production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. He invented the laryngoscope and penned the classic Complete Treatise on the Art of Singing.