Died On July 23rd

Discover the most famous people who died on July 23. The list includes people like Ulysses S. Grant, Montgomery Clift, Philippe Pétain, Sally Ride, D. W. Griffith. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, political leaders, military leaders and aviators and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Brazil & Italy and many more countries.
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Amy Jade Winehouse
(Known for Her Deep, Expressive Contralto Vocals and Her Eclectic Mix of Musical Genres)
Amy Jade Winehouse
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England
Died: 2011
Soul and jazz singer Amy Winehouse is best remembered for her tracks Stronger Than Me and Rehab. She was the first British female to win five Grammys. Following her death due to alcohol poisoning at age 27, her album Back to Black became U.K.’s best-selling album of the 21st century.
 2 
Ulysses S. Grant
(Civil War Hero and the 18th President of the United States)
Ulysses S. Grant
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Point Pleasant, Ohio, United States
Died: 1885

The 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant held office from 1869 to 1877. He led the Union Army as Commanding General of the United States Army during the American Civil War and was a war hero. As president, he stabilized the post-war national economy and created the Department of Justice. Historians generally recognize his presidential accomplishments.

 3 
Montgomery Clift
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Birthdate: October 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1966

Montgomery Clift was an American actor whose decision not to sign a contract in Hollywood for the first couple of films went on to help establish the structure of the star-studio relationship from the 1950s to the '80s. One of the original American method actors, Clift was the subject of a documentary named Making Montgomery Clift, which released in 2018.

 4 
Sally Ride
(The First American Woman and The Third Woman in Space)
Sally Ride
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2012
Astronaut and physicist Sally Ride was the first American woman and the youngest American astronaut to enter space. Following her death, it was revealed that she had been in a 27-year lesbian relationship with tennis player and professor Tam O'Shaughnessy. Sally herself was a ranked junior tennis player, too.
 5 
Vic Morrow
(Actor and Director Best Known for His ABC Drama Series ‘Combat!’)
Vic Morrow
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Birthdate: February 14, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 1982
Victor Morrow, father of actor Jennifer Jason Leigh, gained fame with the ABC series Combat! He also appeared in movies such as Blackboard Jungle and King Creole. A stunt helicopter crashed on top of Morrow and two child actors, during the filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie, and killed them.
 6 
Van Heflin
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Jeff Hartnett’ in the Film ‘Johnny Eager’)
Van Heflin
7
Birthdate: December 13, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Walters, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 1971

A dependable character actor of his time, Van Heflin won the Academy Award for his performance as Jeff Hartnett in Johnny Eager. While he initially studied law, he later took up a master’s degree in theater at Yale. Apart from films, he also made a name for himself in radio and theater.

 7 
Mohammed Zahir Shah
(King of Afghanistan from 1933 to 1973)
Mohammed Zahir Shah
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Birthdate: October 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Died: 2007

Mohammed Zahir Shah was the last king of Afghanistan, in power from 1933 until he was deposed in 1973. During his reign, he focused on modernizing the economy, improving Afghanistan’s relations with other countries, and creating a new constitution. Following his deposition, he remained in exile for many years before returning to Afghanistan.

 8 
D. W. Griffith
(American Director Who is One of the Most Influential Figures in the History of the Motion Picture)
D. W. Griffith
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Birthdate: January 22, 1875
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Crestwood, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1948
 9 
Eddie Rickenbacker
(American Fighter Pilot Who Played an Important Role in World War I)
Eddie Rickenbacker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 8, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: 1973

Eddie Rickenbacker was an American fighter pilot who played an important role in World War I. With 26 aerial victories under his belt, Rickenbacker was the most decorated and most successful US flying ace of the First World War. A multi-talented personality, Eddie Rickenbacker was also an automotive designer and race car driver.

 10 
Hassan II of Morocco
(King)
Hassan II of Morocco
5
Birthdate: July 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
Died: 1999
 11 
James R. Jordan, Sr.
James R. Jordan, Sr.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 31, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: 1993
 12 
Alberto Santos Dumont
(Brazilian aviator)
Alberto Santos Dumont
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Birthdate: July 20, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santos Dumont
Died: 1932
Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont was born to an affluent coffee plantation owner and studied engineering in France. He was the man behind the first public flight in a winged aircraft in Europe. Later, the use of planes in warfare made him so depressed that he committed suicide.
 13 
Domenico Scarlatti
(Italian Composer Best Known for His ‘555 Keyboard Sonatas’)
Domenico Scarlatti
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 26, 1685
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 1757

Italian Baroque composer Domenico Scarlatti was no stranger to music, being the son of famous composer Alessandro Scarlatti. From being the official composer for the queen of Poland, to teaching music to the princess of Spain and creating 555 keyboard sonatas, the legendary harpsichordist had an illustrious life.

 14 
Eudora Welty
(Writer)
Eudora Welty
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2001
 15 
Leo McKern
(Australian Actor)
Leo McKern
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Birthdate: March 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: 2002
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Emile Griffith
(Boxer Who Won World Titles in Three Weight Divisions)
Emile Griffith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Died: 2013
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 17 
Cordell Hull
(47th United States Secretary of State)
Cordell Hull
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 2, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Olympus, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1955
 18 
Christopher Mayer
(Actor)
Christopher Mayer
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Birthdate: February 21, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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William Ramsay
(Scottish Chemist Who Discovered the Noble Gases)
William Ramsay
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 2, 1852
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 1916

The son of a civil engineer, Nobel Prize-winning Scottish chemist William Ramsay revolutionized science with his pathbreaking discovery of the noble gases, thus forming an entirely new segment of the periodic table. He is also remembered for his long association with UCL. He was knighted for his achievements.

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Isaac Singer
(Actor, Inventor)
Isaac Singer
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Birthdate: October 27, 1811
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York
Died: 1875
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Danika McGuigan
(Actress)
Danika McGuigan
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Birthdate: January 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: 2019
 22 
John Rutledge
(Chief Justice)
John Rutledge
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 17, 1739
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: 1800
 23 
William Tubman
(19th President of Liberia (1944 - 1971))
William Tubman
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 29, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harper, Liberia
Died: 1971

William Tubman grew up sleeping on floor pallets because his father believed beds would hinder Tubman's character development. The former Liberian president had a long tenure of almost 3 decades. He introduced several modern reforms such as property rights for women and the participation of tribes in the government.

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Chaim Potok
(Author)
Chaim Potok
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2002
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Bridget of Sweden
(Swedish Nun and the Founder of the 'Bridgettines' Monastic Religious Order)
Bridget of Sweden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1303 AD
Birthplace: Uppland, Sweden
Died: 1373

One of the six patron saints of Europe, Bridget of Sweden is also the most celebrated saint of her native land. Married with eight children, she gave up worldly life after her husband’s death, establishing the Order of the Most Holy Savior (later the Bridgettines). With an ever smiling face, she bravely faced all problems, breathing her last in Rome.

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Glenn Curtiss
(American Aviation and Motorcycling Pioneer & Founder of the U.S. Aircraft Industry)
Glenn Curtiss
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Birthdate: May 21, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hammondsport, New York, United States
Died: 1930

Glenn Curtiss was an American motorcycling and aviation pioneer. He is credited with founding the U.S. aircraft industry. He is also credited with forming the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company which merged with the Wright Aeronautical to form Curtiss-Wright Corporation in 1929. Glenn Curtiss’ company played a major role in the years leading up to the First World War.

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Aliki Vougiouklaki
(Actress)
Aliki Vougiouklaki
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Birthdate: July 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marousi, Athens, Greece
Died: 1996
 28 
Steven Weinberg
(American Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate in Physics)
Steven Weinberg
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, USA
Died: 2021

Nuclear physicist and Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg is known for establishing the electroweak theory, along with Sheldon Lee Glashow and Abdus Salam. He was born to Jewish immigrants in New York and made it to Cornell and Princeton. He is an atheist and supports the Israeli cause.

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Roger Sherman
(Politician)
Roger Sherman
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 19, 1721
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1793
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Mickey Shaughnessy
(Actor)
Mickey Shaughnessy
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Birthdate: August 5, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1985
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Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
(Italian Writer and the Last Prince of Lampedusa)
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 23, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: 1957

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa was an Italian writer best remembered as the last Prince of Lampedusa. Tomasi is quite popular for his novel The Leopard which was published posthumously in 1958. His life and career inspired a docufilm titled Die Geburt des Leoparden which was directed by Luigi Falorni and screened at the 14th Rome Film Festival.

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Myron Floren
(Musician)
Myron Floren
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 5, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Roslyn, South Dakota, United States
Died: 2013
 33 
E. Lynn Harris
(Author)
E. Lynn Harris
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 20, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States
Died: 2009
 34 
Hermann Prey
(Baritone)
Hermann Prey
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 11, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1998
 35 
Ahmad Shamlou
(Iranian Poet and Journalist)
Ahmad Shamlou
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Birthdate: December 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tehrān, Iran
Died: 2000

Ahmad Shamlu was an Iranian poet, journalist, and writer. Widely regarded as one of the most influential poets of modern Iran, Shamlou is often counted among the pioneers of modern Persian poetry. Along with Nima, Shamlu has had the greatest influence on Iranian poets of his generation. Ahmad Shamlu is a recipient of prestigious awards like the Stig Dagerman Prize.

 36 
Robert Flaherty
(Filmmaker)
Robert Flaherty
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Birthdate: February 16, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Iron Mountain, Michigan
Died: 1951
 37 
Arletty
(Actress)
Arletty
1
Birthdate: May 15, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Courbevoie, France
Died: 1992
 38 
John Kundla
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
John Kundla
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Star Junction, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2017
 39 
Viktor Vasnetsov
(Russian Artist Specialised in Mythological and Historical Subjects)
Viktor Vasnetsov
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Birthdate: May 15, 1848
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lop'yal, Russia
Died: 1926

Russian artist and architect Viktor Vasnetsov is best remembered for his work on the façade of Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery. He also remains one of the most significant figures of the Peredvizhniki movement, with paintings such as Moving House and A Game of Preference. He later depicted folk tales and legends.

 40 
Ahmad Qavam
(Former 19th Prime Minister of Iran (July 1952 – July 1952, 1946 - 1947, 1942 - 1943 ))
Ahmad Qavam
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 2, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: 1955

Ahmad Qavam was a politician best remembered for serving as the Prime Minister of Iran on five occasions between 1921 and 1952. During one of his terms as the Prime Minister, Ahmad Qavam played a key role in the signing of the 1942 Tripartite Treaty between Britain, Russia, and Iran.

 41 
Suleiman Frangieh
(5th President of Lebanon (1970 - 1976))
Suleiman Frangieh
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 15, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zgharta, Lebanon
Died: 1992

Former Lebanese president and Marada Movement politician Suleiman Franjieh was largely blamed for the civil war in his country in the 1970s. Initially an import-export dealer, he was later elected to the Lebanese Parliament. He was named The Tough Man for his mercurial temper and ruthless demeanour.

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John Blake
(American Football coach)
John Blake
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States
Died: 2020
 43 
Henry Hallett Dale
(English Physiologist, Pharmacologist and 1936 Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine)
Henry Hallett Dale
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 9, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1968

Henry Hallett Dale was an English physiologist and pharmacologist. He is best remembered for winning the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1936 along with Otto Loewi. Henry Hallett Dale was also the recipient of many other awards like the Royal Medal, the Copley Medal, and the Albert Medal.

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Viktor Hartmann
(Architect)
Viktor Hartmann
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: April 23, 1834
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1873

Orphaned as a toddler, Viktor Hartmann was raised by her aunt, who was the wife of architect Alexandre Hemilian. While he initially worked as an architect, he later focused on pencil sketching and water-color painting. He died of aneurysm at 39, following which most of his work was lost.

 45 
Margaret Mahy
(New Zealand Author of Children’s and Young Adult Books)
Margaret Mahy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Whakatane, New Zealand
Died: 2012

One of the most popular children’s authors from New Zealand, Margaret Mahy was a librarian for a decade. The Order of New Zealand winner has also won the Carnegie Medal twice. She was in her 60s when she got tattooed to help her write about a tattooed character in a book.

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Charlotte Forten Grimké
(Poet)
Charlotte Forten Grimké
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1837
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: 1914
 47 
Hamilton Fish IV
(Politician)
Hamilton Fish IV
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 1996
 48 
Jacqueline Scott
(Actress)
Jacqueline Scott
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Birthdate: June 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sikeston, Missouri, United States
Died: 2020
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Piero Piccioni
(Film score composer)
Piero Piccioni
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Birthdate: December 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: 2004

Italian composer Piero Piccioni began his career with the radio and his jazz band 013. He also composed using the American name Piero Morgan, and starting with the score for La Tempesta, he became a regular in Hollywood. He had composed more than 300 film soundtracks, ranging from horror to romance.

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Maxim Dadashev
(Russian Boxer Who Competed in the Light-Welterweight Division)
Maxim Dadashev
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 2019
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)