Died On July 21st

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Discover the most famous people who died on July 21. The list includes people like Robert Burns, Arshile Gorky, David Ogilvy, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Edward B. Lewis. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, actors and poets and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & South Africa and many more countries.
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 1 
Alan Shepard
(Astronaut, Aviator, Entrepreneur)
Alan Shepard
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Derry
Died: 1998
 2 
Robert Burns
(Poet and Lyricist widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide.)
Robert Burns
15
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1759
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: 1796
 3 
John Heard
(Known for His Films: ‘Heart Beat’, ‘Cutter's Way’, ‘Cat People’, ‘Beaches’ and ‘Deceived’)
John Heard
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Birthdate: March 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2017
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 4 
Mako Iwamatsu
4
Birthdate: December 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Died: 2006
 5 
Basil Rathbone
(British Actor Who Portrayed Sherlock Holmes in 14 Hollywood Films)
Basil Rathbone
3
Birthdate: June 13, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: 1967
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Robert Young
1
Birthdate: February 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1998
 7 
Herb Edelman
4
Birthdate: November 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1996
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 8 
Jerry Goldsmith
(Prolific composer and conductor who received an Oscar for his work on The Omen in 1976.)
Jerry Goldsmith
1
Birthdate: February 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2004
 9 
Sir Henry Percy
(English rebel)
Sir Henry Percy
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 20, 1364
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warkworth, United Kingdom
Died: 1403
 10 
Theodore Bikel
(Folksinger and Actor Known for His Role as ‘Max Muller’ in the 1958 Film ‘The Defiant Ones')
Theodore Bikel
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2015
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 11 
Jimmie Foxx
(Baseball player)
Jimmie Foxx
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sudlersville, Maryland, United States
Died: 1967
 12 
E. L. Doctorow
(Novelist)
E. L. Doctorow
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York (state) New York, United States U.S.
Died: 2015
 13 
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
(Third King of Bhutan)
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
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Birthdate: May 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trongsa
Died: 1972
 14 
Henning von Tresckow
(Military Officer)
Henning von Tresckow
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 10, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: 1944
 15 
David Ogilvy
(Founder of Ogilvy & Mather)
David Ogilvy
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 23, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Horsley, Surrey, England
Died: 1999
 16 
Arshile Gorky
(A Leading American Painter of 20th Century and a Founding Father of Abstract Expressionism)
Arshile Gorky
1
Birthdate: April 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Khorgom, Vilayet of Van, Ottoman Empire
Died: 1948
 17 
Long John Baldry
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
Died: 2005
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 18 
Ellen Terry
(Actress)
Ellen Terry
0
Birthdate: February 27, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Coventry, United Kingdom
Died: 1928
 19 
Deborah Watling
1
Birthdate: January 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 2017
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 20 
Sam Bass
(Outlaw)
Sam Bass
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: July 21, 1851
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mitchell, Indiana, United States
Died: 1878
 21 
Washington Roebling
(American Civil Engineer Who Supervised the Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge)
Washington Roebling
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 26, 1837
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1926
 22 
Dennis Green
(Coaches)
Dennis Green
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2016
 23 
Ruth St. Denis
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 20, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Died: 1968
 24 
Albert John Luthuli
(President of African National Congress (ANC))
Albert John Luthuli
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 4, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Died: 1967
 25 
Susanne Lothar
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Birthdate: November 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 2012
 26 
Charley Paddock
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gainesville, Texas, United States
Died: 1943
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 27 
Hendrickje Stoffels
(Artists' models)
Hendrickje Stoffels
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 1626 AD
Birthplace: Bredevoort, Netherlands
Died: 1663
 28 
Elliot Handler
(Entrepreneur)
Elliot Handler
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 9, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2011
 29 
Don Arden
(Businessman, Talent manager)
Don Arden
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: 2007
 30 
B. P. Koirala
(Prime Minister of Nepal from 1959 to 1960)
B. P. Koirala
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Varanasi, India
Died: 1982
William Russell, Lord Russell
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 1639
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: England
Died: 1683
 32 
Friedrich Olbricht
(Military personnel, Officer)
Friedrich Olbricht
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 4, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leisnig
Died: 1944
 33 
G. M. Trevelyan
(Historian)
G. M. Trevelyan
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Birthdate: February 16, 1876
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warwickshire, England
Died: 1962
 34 
Edward B. Lewis
(Geneticist)
Edward B. Lewis
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 20, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Died: 2004
 35 
Sivaji Ganesan
3
Birthdate: October 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sirkali, India
Died: 2001
 36 
Werner von Haeften
(Oberleutnant in the Wehrmacht who took part in the military-based conspiracy against Adolf Hitler known as the 20 July plot)
Werner von Haeften
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1944
 37 
Djemal Pasha
(Military leader)
Djemal Pasha
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 6, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mitilini, Greece
Died: 1922
 38 
Salah al-Din Bitar
(Syrian Politician and Co-founder of ‘Arab Ba'ath Party’ Who Served as Prime Minister)
Salah al-Din Bitar
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: 1980
 39 
Manuel II Palaiologos
(Byzantine Emperor Who Became a Monk in His Final Years)
Manuel II Palaiologos
0
Birthdate: June 27, 1350
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: 1425
 40 
Buddy Emmons
(Musician)
Buddy Emmons
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
Died: 2015
 41 
Owen Wister
(Novelist)
Owen Wister
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 14, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1938
 42 
Rexford Tugwell
(Economist)
Rexford Tugwell
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1891
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sinclairville, New York, United States
Died: 1979
 43 
Ralph Houk
(American baseball manager)
Ralph Houk
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Died: 2010
 44 
A. D. King
(Minister)
A. D. King
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: 1969
 45 
Elleston Trevor
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bromley, United Kingdom
Died: 1995
 46 
Thomas Mun
(Writer)
Thomas Mun
0
Birthdate: June 17, 1571
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: 1641
 47 
Earle Combs
(Baseball player)
Earle Combs
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 14, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pebworth, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1976
 48 
Alexander Cockburn
(Journalist)
Alexander Cockburn
1
Birthdate: June 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: 2012
 49 
Antonio de Mendoza
(diplomat, military personnel)
Antonio de Mendoza
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1494 AD
Birthplace: Granada
Died: 1552
 50 
Kenneth Roberts
0
Birthdate: December 8, 1885
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kennebunk, Maine, United States
Died: 1957