Died On July 21st

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Alan Shepard
(Astronaut, Aviator, Entrepreneur)

Alan Shepard
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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
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1759
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: 1796

 3 
John Heard
(Actor)

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 
Claus von Stauffenberg
(Military Leader)

Claus von Stauffenberg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jettingen-Scheppach, Germany
Died: 1944
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 5 

Mako Iwamatsu
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Birthdate: December 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Died: 2006

 6 

Basil Rathbone
2
Birthdate: June 13, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: 1967
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 7 

Robert Young
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Birthdate: February 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1998
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 8 

Herb Edelman
1
Birthdate: November 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1996
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 9 
Sir Henry Percy
(English rebel)

Sir Henry Percy
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 20, 1364
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warkworth, United Kingdom
Died: 1403

 10 
Henning von Tresckow
(Military Officer)

Henning von Tresckow
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 10, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: 1944

 11 
Theodore Bikel
(Folksinger and Actor Known for His Role as ‘Max Muller’ in the 1958 Film ‘The Defiant Ones')

Theodore Bikel
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2015
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 12 
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

 13 
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

 14 
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

 15 
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

 16 
Jimmie Foxx
(Baseball player)

Jimmie Foxx
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sudlersville, Maryland, United States
Died: 1967

 17 
Arshile Gorky
(Abstract Painter)

Arshile Gorky
1
Birthdate: April 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Khorgom, Vilayet of Van, Ottoman Empire
Died: 1948

 18 

Ruth St. Denis
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 20, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Died: 1968

 19 
Washington Roebling
(Civil Engineer)

Washington Roebling
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 26, 1837
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1926

 20 
Ellen Terry
(Actress)

Ellen Terry
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Birthdate: February 27, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Coventry, United Kingdom
Died: 1928

 21 
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

 22 
Elliot Handler
(Entrepreneur)

Elliot Handler
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 9, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2011

 23 
Don Arden
(Businessman, Talent manager)

Don Arden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: 2007

 24 

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)

 25 

Long John Baldry
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
Died: 2005
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 26 
A. D. King
(Minister)

A. D. King
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: 1969

William Russell, Lord Russell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 1639
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: England
Died: 1683

 28 
Friedrich Olbricht
(Military personnel, Officer)

Friedrich Olbricht
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 4, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leisnig
Died: 1944

 29 

Deborah Watling
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Birthdate: January 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 2017
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 30 
Alexander Cockburn
(Journalist)

Alexander Cockburn
1
Birthdate: June 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: 2012

 31 
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
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1944

 32 
B. P. Koirala
(Politician)

B. P. Koirala
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Varanasi, India
Died: 1982

 33 
Hendrickje Stoffels
(Artists' models)

Hendrickje Stoffels
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 1626 AD
Birthplace: Bredevoort, Netherlands
Died: 1663

 34 

Sivaji Ganesan
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Birthdate: October 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sirkali, India
Died: 2001

 35 

Manuel II Palaiologos
0
Birthdate: June 27, 1350
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: 1425

 36 
Dennis Green
(Coaches)

Dennis Green
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2016

 37 
Djemal Pasha
(Military leader)

Djemal Pasha
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 6, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mitilini, Greece
Died: 1922

 38 
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

 39 
Rexford Tugwell
(Economist)

Rexford Tugwell
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1891
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sinclairville, New York, United States
Died: 1979

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Susanne Lothar
0
Birthdate: November 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 2012

 41 
Bob McAllister
(Magician, TV personality)

Bob McAllister
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1998

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Victoria Benedictsson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 6, 1850
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Trelleborg Municipality, Sweden
Died: 1888

 43 
Andrzej Grubba
(Table tennis player)

Andrzej Grubba
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brzeźno Wielkie, Poland
Died: 2005

 44 

Henri Alexis Brialmont
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: May 25, 1821
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Venlo, Netherlands
Died: 1903

 45 
Dorothy Collins
(Singer, Actress)

Dorothy Collins
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Birthdate: November 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Windsor, Canada
Died: 1994

 46 

Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 2, 1836
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1865

 47 
Abu Taher
(Bengali Army Man, Who Won the 'Bir Uttom' for His Exploits in the Bangladesh Liberation War)

Abu Taher
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Badarpur, Assam, India
Died: 1976

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Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov
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Birthdate: September 2, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1970

 49 
Antonio de Mendoza
(diplomat, military personnel)

Antonio de Mendoza
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1494 AD
Birthplace: Granada
Died: 1552

 50 
Glenn Simmons
(Canoeist)

Glenn Simmons
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Homestead, Florida, United States
Died: 2009