Died On July 20th

Discover the most famous people who died on July 20. The list includes people like Bruce Lee, Pancho Villa, Guglielmo Marconi, Bernhard Riemann, Andrew Lang. Famous personalities featured on this list, include artists, actors, mathematicians and soldiers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & India and many more countries.
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Bruce Lee
(The Most Influential Martial Artist of All Time)
Bruce Lee
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1973

An iconic actor and martial artist, Bruce Lee, in his short life, gained international fame and developed his own form of martial arts, Jeet Kune Do. In films, he debuted as a child actor and became a huge Hollywood star after the release of his last film Enter the Dragon.

 2 
Chester Bennington
(One of the Greatest Rock Vocalists of His Generation)
Chester Bennington
293
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Died: 2017

Singer, songwriter, and musician Chester Bennington rose to prominence as the lead vocalist for the band, Linkin Park. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest rock vocalists of his generation. He possessed a three-octave tenor vocal range that showed tremendous durability for the entirety of his career. He died of suicide in 2017.

 3 
Guglielmo Marconi
(Inventor of 'Radio' and Winner of 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Guglielmo Marconi
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Birthdate: April 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 1937

Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian electrical engineer and inventor best remembered for his work on long-distance radio transmission. Marconi, who is credited with inventing the radio, was honored with the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in the field of wireless telegraphy. Also a businessman, Marconi founded the Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company in 1897. 

 4 
James Doohan
(Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist, Science fiction writer)
James Doohan
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Birthdate: March 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: 2005

Canadian actor James Doohan was initially a soldier in the Canadian army and had even sustained injuries in World War II. He later soared to fame with his Saturn Award-nominated role of Montgomery Scott in the Star Trek film and TV franchise. He also voiced the character in various video games.

 5 
Bernhard Riemann
(Mathematician)
Bernhard Riemann
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 17, 1826
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Breselenz
Died: 1866

Bernhard Riemann was a German mathematician best remembered for his contributions to number theory, analysis, and differential geometry. His paper on the prime-counting function, which was published in 1859, is considered one of the most influential papers in the history of analytic number theory. Riemann is widely regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians ever.

 6 
Emil Cioran
(One of the Finest Philosophers and Critical Writers from Romania)
Emil Cioran
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rasinari, Romania
Died: 1995
Born to a priest father, Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran grew up to include religious and melancholic themes in his works. His award-winning bestseller A Short History of Decay was followed by books such as The Trouble with Being Born, all of which spoke of illness and suicide.
 7 
Richard Egan
(Actor)
Richard Egan
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Birthdate: July 29, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1987
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Abdullah I of Jordan
(King of Jordan (1946 - 1951))
Abdullah I of Jordan
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Birthdate: February 2, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 1951

Abdullah I of Jordan reigned as the King of Jordan from 25 May 1946 until his assassination on 20 July 1951. Prior to his service as the king of Jordan, Abdullah I of Jordan served as the Emir of Transjordan from 11 April 1921 to 25 May 1946.

 9 
Claude of France
(Queen)
Claude of France
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 13, 1499
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Romorantin-Lanthenay
Died: 1524
 10 
Ferdinand I of Romania
(King of Romania (1914 - 1927))
Ferdinand I of Romania
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Birthdate: August 24, 1865
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sigmaringen, Germany
Died: 1927

Ferdinand I of Romania reigned as the King of Romania from 10 October 1914 until his death on 20 July 1927. He chose to support the Triple Entente during World War I and managed to annex Transylvania, Bukovina, Bessarabia, and parts of Maramureș, Crișana, and Banat, which resulted in the establishment of Greater Romania.

 11 
William D. Leahy
(Naval Officer)
William D. Leahy
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 6, 1875
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hampton, Iowa, United States
Died: 1959
 12 
Sergei Parajanov
(Soviet Film Director, Artist, and Screenwriter)
Sergei Parajanov
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Birthdate: January 9, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: 1990

Sergey Yosifovich Paradzhanov was a Soviet film director, artist, and screenwriter. He is best remembered for making important contributions to world cinema with films like The Color of Pomegranates and Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. Sergei Parajanov is widely regarded as one of the most influential and greatest filmmakers in cinema history.

 13 
Andrew Lang
(Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic)
Andrew Lang
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Birthdate: March 31, 1844
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Selkirk
Died: 1912

Best known for his collections of folklore, fairy tales, and legends, Scottish author and Merton College fellow Andrew Lang was also an avid historian and anthropologist who coined the term psychical research. His The World of Homer and his translations of Homer’s works remain invaluable to Homerian students.

 14 
John II of Castile
(King)
John II of Castile
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Birthdate: March 6, 1405
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toro, Spain
Died: 1454
 15 
Paul Valery
(French Poet, Essayist and Philosopher)
Paul Valery
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1871
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sète, France
Died: 1945

Paul Valery was a French poet, philosopher, and essayist. Thanks to his immense contribution to literature, Valery received several nominations for the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature. The title of the 2013 Japanese animated historical drama film The Wind Rises was inspired by one of Paul Valery's verses. Also, his poem Palme inspired James Merrill's celebrated poem, Lost in Translation.

 16 
Lucian Freud
(British Painter Who was One of the Foremost 20th-Century English Portraitists)
Lucian Freud
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Birthdate: December 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 2011

The son of architect L. Freud and the grandson of legendary psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, painter Lucian Freud was born in Berlin but later moved to London to flee Nazism. He showed an inclination toward surrealism initially but later drifted to realism. Cedric Morris remains one of his notable works.

 17 
Allen Jenkins
(Actor)
Allen Jenkins
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Birthdate: April 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States
Died: 1974
 18 
Frank Reynolds
(Journalist)
Frank Reynolds
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Birthdate: November 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: East Chicago, Indiana, United States
Died: 1983
 19 
Sarada Devi
(Saint)
Sarada Devi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 22, 1853
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Joyrambati, Bengal, British India
Died: 1920
 20 
Robert II of France
(KIng)
Robert II of France
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Birthdate: March 27, 0972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Orléans
Died: 1031
 21 
John Casablancas
(American Scout and Modeling Agent)
John Casablancas
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, USA
Died: 2013
 22 
Gyorgy Dozsa
(Soldier)
Gyorgy Dozsa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1470 AD
Birthplace: Dalnic, Romania
Died: 1514
 23 
Marcus Goldman
(American Investment Banker and Founder of the Global Investment Bank 'Goldman Sachs')
Marcus Goldman
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 9, 1821
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Trappstadt, Germany
Died: 1904

Legendary American investment banker Marcus Goldman was born into a German Jewish family of farmers and was part of the first wave of Jewish immigration to America. He went from being a peddler to founding Goldman Sachs, which is now one of the largest investment banks of the world.

 24 
Ludwig Beck
(German General and Chief of the German General Staff During the Early Years of the Nazi Regime)
Ludwig Beck
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 29, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Biebrich, Wiesbaden, Germany
Died: 1944

Initially the head of the Truppenamt and then the Chief of Army General Staff, Ludwig Beck tried to influence Adolf Hitler’s foreign policy, although never an official Nazi Party member. He was part of a plot to assassinate Hitler and bring about an alternate power but was shot dead after it failed.

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Paul Delvaux
(Painter)
Paul Delvaux
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Huy
Died: 1994

Paul Delvaux was a Belgian painter best remembered for his dream-like scenes of classical architecture, women, train stations, trains, and skeletons. Although he is considered a surrealist, Delvaux identified with the Surrealist movement only briefly. However, he did combine the bizarre juxtapositions of surrealism with the classical beauty of academic painting.

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Calouste Gulbenkian
(businessperson, entrepreneur)
Calouste Gulbenkian
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 23, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Üsküdar
Died: 1955
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Andrey Markov
(Mathematician)
Andrey Markov
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 14, 1856
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ryazan, Russia
Died: 1922
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Albrecht von Graefe
(German Ophthalmologist Known for Discovering a Method of Treating 'Glaucoma')
Albrecht von Graefe
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 22, 1828
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1870

Regarded as the pioneer of modern ophthalmology, Albrecht von Gräfe was born to German surgeon Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, known for his pathbreaking research on plastic surgery. He explained Gräfe’s sign, made the first legitimate use of the ophthalmoscope, and also launched an eye clinic deemed one of Europe’s best.

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Robert Smithson
(Sculptor, Artist)
Robert Smithson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Passaic City, New Jersey
Died: 1973
 30 
Masanobu Tsuji
(politician, military personnel)
Masanobu Tsuji
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 11, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ishikawa Prefecture
Died: 1961
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Pope Leo XIII
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Birthdate: March 2, 1810
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Carpineto Romano, Italy
Died: 1903
Pope Leo XIII is best remembered for writing the Prayer to St. Michael and his encyclicals on the Rosary, which earned him the nickname Rosary Pope. He advocated for age-old Christian ways and means and was the first pope to have no authority over the Papal States.
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José Sanjurjo
(Officer, Military personnel)
José Sanjurjo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 28, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pamplona
Died: 1936

José Sanjurjo was a Spanish general best remembered for his involvement in the July 1936 coup d'etat which led to the Spanish Civil War. He was killed in a plane crash while returning to Spain from Portugal in 1936. Sanjurjo was featured in Harry Turtledove's novel Hitler's War, which was part of his six-novel series The War That Came Early.

 33 
Edward T. Hall
(American Anthropologist and Cross-Cultural Researcher)
Edward T. Hall
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Birthdate: May 16, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Webster Groves, Missouri, United States
Died: 2009

Edward T. Hall was an anthropologist and cross-cultural researcher best known for developing the concepts of proxemics, monochronic time, and polychronic time. He explored cultural and social cohesion in his research and described how people behave and react in different types of culturally defined personal space. Hall was a colleague of philosopher Marshall McLuhan and architect Buckminster Fuller. 

 34 
Ernest Mandel
(One of the Most Significant Marxist Economists and Holocaust Survivor)
Ernest Mandel
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Birthdate: April 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: 1995

Ernest Mandel was a Belgian Trotskyist activist and theorist, Marxian economist, and Holocaust survivor. During the German occupation of Belgium, Mandel fought against the Nazis in the underground resistance. He served as an editor of Het Vrije Woord, an underground newspaper during the Second World War. During his life, Mandel published some 30 books and 2,000 articles in various languages.

 35 
Maria Martinez
(Artist)
Maria Martinez
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Birthdate: 1887 AD
Birthplace: San Ildefonso Pueblo
Died: 1980
 36 
Estelle Evans
(Actress)
Estelle Evans
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Birthdate: October 1, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
Died: 1985
 37 
Emperor Toba
(74th Emperor of Japan)
Emperor Toba
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Birthdate: February 24, 1103
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 1156
 38 
Federico Zuccari
(Painter)
Federico Zuccari
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Birthdate: 1539 AD
Birthplace: Sant'Angelo in Vado, Italy
Died: 1609
 39 
Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone
(Was an Irish Gaelic lord, Earl of Tyrone)
Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone
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Birthdate: 1550 AD
Birthplace: County Tyrone
Died: 1616
 40 
Josefina de Vasconcellos
(Sculptor)
Josefina de Vasconcellos
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Birthdate: October 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Molesey, Surrey, England
Died: 2005

Josefina de Vasconcellos was an English sculptor. She worked in a variety of materials, including bronze, stone, wood, and lead. Her best-known works are  Reconciliation, Holy Family, and Nativity. She was trained at the Royal Academy Schools. During World War II, she worked on several large sculptures. She also held exhibitions regularly. She was married to artist Delmar Banner. 

 41 
John Playfair
(Mathematician)
John Playfair
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 10, 1748
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Angus council, United Kingdom
Died: 1819
 42 
Paul Troger
(Painter)
Paul Troger
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Birthdate: October 30, 1698
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Welsberg, Tyrol
Died: 1762
 43 
Kai Siegbahn
(Swedish Physicist Known for His Works in High-Resolution Electron Spectroscopy)
Kai Siegbahn
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 20, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lund, Sweden
Died: 2007

Kai Siegbahn was a Swedish physicist best remembered for winning the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1981. He shared the Nobel Prize with Arthur Schawlow and Nicolaas Bloembergen for their contribution to laser spectroscopy. Kai Siegbahn also served as a professor at Uppsala University and the Royal Institute of Technology.

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Kostas Karyotakis
(Poet)
Kostas Karyotakis
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 11, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tripoli, Greece
Died: 1928

One of the greatest Greek modern poets, Kostas Karyotakis was a qualified lawyer but chose to write instead of practicing law. He was known for pioneering iconoclastic themes in Greek poems. Depressed over his diagnosis of syphilis, he unsuccessfully tried killing himself by drowning and then shot himself to death.

 45 
Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin
(Poet)
Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 14, 1743
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kazan
Died: 1816
 46 
William, German Crown Prince
(Military commander)
William, German Crown Prince
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 6, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: 1951
 47 
Roberto Fernández Retamar
(Cuban Poet, Essayist and and Literary Critic)
Roberto Fernández Retamar
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 9, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: 2019

Roberto Fernández Retamar was a Cuban poet, literary critic, and essayist. He is best remembered for serving as the president of a popular organization called Casa de las Américas. A close confidant of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, Roberto Fernández Retamar played an important role during the Cuban Revolution. He was honored with the National Prize for Literature in 1989.  

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Iwasa Matabei
(Japanese Artist)
Iwasa Matabei
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Birthdate: 1578 AD
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 1650

The son of Araki Murashige, a Sengoku period daimyo, Iwasa Matabei took his mother's family name after his father’s disastrous defeat and death. He grew up to excel in both color and monochrome painting and was highly influenced by the Tosa school. His themes included Chinese and Japanese legends.

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Drummond Matthews
(Geologist)
Drummond Matthews
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Porlock, England
Died: 1997
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Demetrius Vikelas
(1st President of the International Olympic Committee from 1894 to 1896)
Demetrius Vikelas
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 15, 1835
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ermoupoli, Greece
Died: 1908

Demetrius Vikelas was a Greek writer and businessman. He is best remembered for serving as the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) first president from 1894 to 1896. The Syros Island National Airport and the Sports Center Stadium in Syros are named in his honor.