Died On July 22nd

Discover the most famous people who died on July 22. The list includes people like Estelle Getty, John Dillinger, Charles VII of France, Carl Sandburg, Randal Cremer. Famous personalities featured on this list, include journalists, emperors & kings, psychologists and artists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Italy, United Kingdom & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Estelle Getty
(Actress and Comedian Known for Her Role as ‘Sophia Petrillo’ in the TV Series ‘The Golden Girls’)
Estelle Getty
31
Birthdate: July 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 2008
Estelle Getty is best known for her Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning performance as Sophia Petrillo in The Golden Girls. Fans also loved her in Mask and Stuart Little. She also wrote an autobiography, released an exercise video for the elderly, and helped set up a hospice for AIDS patients.
 2 
Dennis Farina
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Joe Fontana’ in the TV Series ‘Law & Order’)
Dennis Farina
13
Birthdate: February 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2013
Dennis Farina went from being a CPD officer to an actor who is mostly cast in roles of police officers or mobsters. He is best known for his portrayal of Joe Fontana in Law and Order. He has also been part of movies such as Midnight Run and Get Shorty.
 3 
Charles VII of France
(Former King of France (1422 - 1461))
Charles VII of France
4
Birthdate: February 22, 1403
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1461
Charles VII, or the Victorious, reigned as the king of France from 1422 to 1461, as a result of the Armagnac-Burgundian Civil War. The heroics of Joan of Arc who helped defeat the English at Patay, led to the coronation of Charles, who was initially disinherited by his father.
 4 
Napoleon II
(Emperor of the French for a Few Weeks in 1815)
Napoleon II
9
Birthdate: March 20, 1811
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tuileries Palace, Paris
Died: 1832

Napoleon II was the son of Emperor Napoleon I and Empress Marie Louise. He was the titular Emperor of the French for a few weeks in 1815. He was just a small child when he became the disputed emperor following his father’s abdication. He died as a young man before getting the chance to serve his nation. 

 5 
Carl Sandburg
(Writer & Editor)
Carl Sandburg
2
Birthdate: January 6, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Galesburg, Illinois, United States
Died: 1967

Carl Sandburg had begun working since age 11 and been employed in various odd jobs, such as a truck driver, a harvester, and a brickyard hand, before being part of the Illinois Infantry. The two-time Pulitzer-winning poet and biographer late also won a Grammy for his recording of Lincoln Portrait.

 6 
George Crum
(American Chef)
George Crum
27
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: March 22, 1822
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saratoga County, New York, United States
Died: 1914
 7 
Sandford Fleming
(Scottish Canadian Engineer and Inventor of 'Worldwide Standard Time')
Sandford Fleming
1
Birthdate: January 7, 1827
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Died: 1915
Hailed as the Father of Standard Time, Canadian engineer ,Sandford Fleming, promoted worldwide standard time zones, a prime meridian, and the use of the 24-hour clock. He also designed Canada's first postage stamp and founded the Royal Canadian Institute in 1849. Fleming gained the reputation as one of the primary railway engineers and was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1897.
 8 
William Mulholland
(Irish-American Self-Taught Civil Engineer Known for Building the Water System of Los Angeles)
William Mulholland
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 11, 1855
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: 1935

William Mulholland was initially hailed as a hero for building the first aqueduct system of Los Angeles, as the first chief engineer of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He later resigned taking responsibility for the collapse of the St. Francis Dam, which had caused countless deaths.

 9 
Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
(Theatrical Producer)
Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 21, 1867
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1932
 10 
Mortimer Wheeler
(British Archaeologist and Officer in the British Army)
Mortimer Wheeler
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 1976

Sir Mortimer Wheeler was a British archaeologist who served as the director of the London Museum as well as the National Museum of Wales during his illustrious career. He is credited with developing the Wheeler–Kenyon method of archaeological excavation. Wheeler is also remembered for his association with the Archaeological Survey of India where he served as Director-General.

 11 
John A. Roebling
(Engineer)
John A. Roebling
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 12, 1806
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mühlhausen, Germany
Died: 1869
 12 
James Whitcomb Riley
(Author)
James Whitcomb Riley
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 7, 1849
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greenfield, Indiana, United States
Died: 1916
 13 
Linda Christian
(Actor, Film actor)
Linda Christian
4
Birthdate: November 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tampico
Died: 2011
 14 
Josef Strauss
(Composer)
Josef Strauss
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 20, 1827
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1870
 15 
László Kovács
(Cinematographer)
László Kovács
1
Birthdate: May 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cece, Hungary
Died: 2007

Remembered for his contribution to the development of American New Wave films, László Kovács was a Hungary-born American cinematographer, known for his work on films like Easy Rider, and Five Easy Pieces. Recipient of three Lifetime Achievement Awards, he had worked with many reputed directors and was a member of the board of directors of the American Society of Cinematographers

 16 
Reginald Aubrey Fessenden
(Canadian-born American Inventor)
Reginald Aubrey Fessenden
1
Birthdate: October 6, 1866
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: East Bolton, Canada
Died: 1932
 17 
Veronica Franco
(16th Century Italian Poet and Courtesan)
Veronica Franco
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 25, 1546
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1591

A significant Venetian figure, Veronica Franco wasn’t an ordinary courtesan but was educated and a talented poet, too. She defended herself successfully against charges of witchcraft. Born to a courtesan, she was married to a doctor briefly and later became a sex worker to sustain herself and her children.

 18 
Illinois Jacquet
(Saxophonist)
Illinois Jacquet
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 30, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Broussard, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2004
 19 
Claudia Lars
(Salvadoran Poet Known for Her Work: ‘Tierra de Infancia’ and ‘Cancion Redonda’)
Claudia Lars
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 20, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Armenia, El Salvador
Died: 1974

Claudia Lars was a Salvadoran poet best remembered for her work Sonnets of Michael, which earned her second place in the Floral Games in Guatemala in 1941. Some of her best-known works include Estrellas en el Pozo, Romances de Norte y Sur, and Sobre el Angel y el Hombre.

 20 
Wayne McLaren
(Model, Stuntman)
Wayne McLaren
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Birthdate: September 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1992
 21 
Lawrence of Brindisi
(Italian Catholic Priest and Theologian)
Lawrence of Brindisi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 22, 1559
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brindisi, Italy
Died: 1619

Lawrence of Brindisi was a Roman Catholic priest and a theologian. He was an accomplished linguist and could read and speak native Italian, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Spanish, and German fluently. Ordained a priest at 23,  he was elected the superior of the Capuchin Franciscan province of Tuscany at 31. He was canonized as a saint in December 1881.  

 22 
Cassius Marcellus Clay
(Politician)
Cassius Marcellus Clay
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 19, 1810
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madison County, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1903
 23 
James B. McPherson
(Officer)
James B. McPherson
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 14, 1828
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clyde
Died: 1864
 24 
Indro Montanelli
(Journalist)
Indro Montanelli
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Birthdate: April 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fucecchio, Italy
Died: 2001

Italian journalist Indro Montanelli was named one of the International Press Institute’s World Press Freedom Heroes. Though he initially studied law and political science, he later drifted toward journalism, even working as a crime reporter. He had been arrested by the Nazis but luckily escaped the firing squad.

 25 
William Lyon Mackenzie King
(The 10th Prime Minister of Canada)
William Lyon Mackenzie King
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 17, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Ontario, Canada
Died: 1950

Canadian statesman and politician Mackenzie King OM CMG PC, was the 10th prime minister of Canada. He held the position for three non-consecutive terms with a total of over 21 years in office and emerged as the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Canada. He remained instrumental in laying the foundations of the Canadian welfare state.

 26 
Ambroise Vollard
(Art Dealer)
Ambroise Vollard
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 3, 1866
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Denis, Réunion
Died: 1939
 27 
Li Peng
(4th Premier of the People's Republic of China)
Li Peng
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: 2019

Li Peng was a Chinese politician and hydroelectric engineer. From 1987 to 1998, he served as the premier of the People's Republic of China. As Premier, Li was responsible for the Tiananmen Square Massacre as he chose to use force to quell the protests of 1989. He is credited with overseeing the Three Gorges Dam project, which is the largest dam in the world.

 28 
Friedrich von Wieser
(Former Austrian Minister of Commerce and Economist)
Friedrich von Wieser
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Birthdate: July 10, 1851
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1926

One of the principal members of the Austrian school of economics, Friedrich von Wieser is known for coining the term marginal utility and developing number of theories including the alternative cost theory, proclaiming that cost of a commodity depends mainly on its subjective, or psychological, value. Among his many publications more significant are Natural Value and Foundations of Social Economy.

 29 
Marion Montgomery
(Singer, Musician)
Marion Montgomery
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Natchez, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2002
 30 
Victor A. McKusick
(American Medical Geneticist Known for His Early Recognition of the Significance of Mapping the Entire Human Genome)
Victor A. McKusick
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Parkman, Maine, United States
Died: 2008

Victor A. McKusick was an American medical geneticist and internist. Widely regarded as the father of medical genetics, McKusick was an ardent supporter of the mapping of the human genome. A celebrated geneticist, Victor A. McKusick won many prestigious awards including the Benjamin Franklin Medal for his contribution to science. 

 31 
Serge Reggiani
(Film actor)
Serge Reggiani
1
Birthdate: May 2, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Reggio Emilia, Italy
Died: 2004
 32 
Salah Shehada
(Palestinian Militant and an Important Leader of 'Hamas')
Salah Shehada
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip
Died: 2002
Salah Shehade was a Palestinian militant who was part of the infamous Sunni-Islamic fundamentalist, nationalist, and militant organization, Hamas. He was in charge of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas. Salah Shehade was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces on 22 July 2002.
 33 
Sacha Distel
(French Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter and Actor)
Sacha Distel
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 29, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2004
A jazz guitarist and singer, Sacha Distel recorded more than 200 tunes during his career. He appeared in several French films and became one of the country's most popular television actors. During a career stretching over almost half a century, he performed for Queen Elizabeth on three occasions. In 1997, he received France's highest civilian award The Legion of Honor.
 34 
David Wojnarowicz
(Painter)
David Wojnarowicz
5
Birthdate: September 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1992
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 35 
Carlton Haselrig
(American Football player)
Carlton Haselrig
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 36 
Mary Cover Jones
(psychologist)
Mary Cover Jones
0
Birthdate: September 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Johnstown
Died: 1987
 37 
Henry Tayali
(Artist)
Henry Tayali
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Serenje
Died: 1987
 38 
Ahmed bin Salman Al Saud
(Saudi Royal)
Ahmed bin Salman Al Saud
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 17, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: 2002

Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was a Saudi royal and an important figure in thoroughbred horse racing. Also a media executive, Ahmed bin Salman served as the chairman of a joint stock company named Saudi Research and Marketing Group.

 39 
Frank Pierson
(Director)
Frank Pierson
0
Birthdate: May 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chappaqua, New York, United States
Died: 2012
 40 
Manuel González Prada
(Peruvian Anarchist, Politician, and Literary Critic)
Manuel González Prada
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1844
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: 1918

Manuel González Prada was a Peruvian anarchist, politician, and literary critic. A social critic, González Prada helped develop Peruvian intellectual thought and the academic style called modernismo in the early 20th century. Manuel González Prada is also remembered for his service as the director of the National Library of Peru.

 41 
Russell Sage
(Financier)
Russell Sage
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 4, 1816
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Verona, New York, United States
Died: 1906
 42 
John Zápolya
(King of Hungary and Croatia)
John Zápolya
1
Birthdate: February 2, 1487
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spišské Podhradie, Slovakia
Died: 1540

King John Zápolya of Hungary was initially the governor of Transylvania, where he suppressed a peasant revolt. After Louis II was killed by the Ottomans, Louis II’s brother-in-law, Ferdinand I challenged John for the throne of Hungary and acquired a part of the country. Eventually, a childless John named Ferdinand his successor.

 43 
John Rae
(explorer)
John Rae
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 30, 1813
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hall of Clestrain
Died: 1893

Apart from being a surgeon, John Rae later became famous as an explorer of the Canadian Arctic. Initially a resident surgeon at the Moose Factory post of the Hudson’s Bay Company, he later explored places such as Victoria Island. He later moved to London and was made a Royal Society Fellow.

 44 
Edward A. Ross
(Sociologist)
Edward A. Ross
0
Birthdate: December 12, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Virden, Illinois, United States
Died: 1951
 45 
Takamine Jōkichi
(Japanese Chemist Who Was the First Person to Isolate Epinephrine in 1901)
Takamine Jōkichi
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Birthdate: November 3, 1854
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Takaoka, Toyama, Japan
Died: 1922

Jokichi Takamine was a Japanese chemist best remembered as the first person to isolate epinephrine in 1901. He is credited with founding the Tokyo Artificial Fertilizer Company in Japan as well as the Nippon Club of New York City in the USA. Jokichi Takamine's life and career inspired a couple of films, namely Sakura, Sakura and Takamine.

 46 
Fritz Kortner
(Actor)
Fritz Kortner
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Birthdate: May 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1970
 47 
Peter Lombard
(Best Known as the Author of Standard Textbook of Theology 'Four Books of Sentences')
Peter Lombard
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Birthdate: 1096 AD
Birthplace: Lumellogno, Italy
Died: 1160

A 12th-century Italian bishop of Paris, Peter Lombard is remembered for his iconic book on theology, Four Books of Sentences. The book earned him the title of magister sententiarum, or “master of the sentences.” Though his teachings were challenged during his lifetime, they were approved by the fourth Lateran Council.

 48 
Mikhail Zoshchenko
(Author)
Mikhail Zoshchenko
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1958
 49 
Xue Muqiao
(Economist)
Xue Muqiao
0
Birthdate: October 25, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wuxi, China
Died: 2005
 50 
Claude Sautet
(Director)
Claude Sautet
1
Birthdate: February 23, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montrouge, France
Died: 2000