Died On July 29th

Discover the most famous people who died on July 29. The list includes people like Vincent van Gogh, David Niven, William Wilberforce, Robert Schumann, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, directors and artists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, France & Germany and many more countries.
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Vincent van Gogh
(One of the Most Famous and Influential Artists of All Time)
Vincent van Gogh
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Birthdate: March 30, 1853
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zundert, Netherlands
Died: 1890

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter and is said to be one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. However, he was not commercially successful in his lifetime and died by suicide at 37 after years of mental health issues and poverty. He gained recognition and respect in the 20th century.

 2 
Cass Elliot
(American Singer Who was a Member of the Folk-Rock Band 'The Mamas & the Papas')
Cass Elliot
31
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1974

Cass Elliot was a popular American singer and actress. As part of the famous folk-rock vocal group The Mamas and the Papas, Cass Elliot played an important role in influencing the counterculture of the 1960s and its music scene. She had a great impact on the American entertainment industry of the 1960s.

 3 
David Niven
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Birthdate: March 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London
Died: 1983
David Niven, best known for his Academy Award-winning role as Major Pollock in Separate Tables, had also served the British Army. Some of his other notable films were Around the World in 80 Days, the Pink Panther films, and Casino Royale. Niven also wrote four books, including his autobiography.
 4 
Robert Schumann
(One of the Greatest Composer of the Romantic Era which include 'Carnaval, Symphonic Studies and Kinderszenen')
Robert Schumann
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 8, 1810
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zwickau, Germany
Died: 1856
Robert Schumann was a German pianist, music critic, and composer. An influential musician of the Romantic era, Schumann is considered one of the greatest composers of the era. Schumann was initially focused on becoming the finest pianist in Europe. However, a hand injury brought an end to his dream, forcing him to focus on composing.
 5 
William Wilberforce
(Abolitionist)
William Wilberforce
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 24, 1759
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull
Died: 1833
William Wilberforce, an independent MP from Yorkshire, was a champion for the British anti-slavery movement and made a significant contribution to the passage of the 1807 Slave Trade Act and the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act. He supported missionaries in India, founded the Church Mission Society, and was against animal cruelty.
 6 
René Gerónimo Favaloro
(Cardiovascular Surgeon)
René Gerónimo Favaloro
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: La Plata, Argentina
Died: 2000

René Gerónimo Favaloro was an Argentine educator and cardiac surgeon. He is best remembered for his work on coronary artery bypass surgery. Favaloro is credited with establishing the Favaloro Foundation in an attempt to emulate Cleveland Clinic. He is also credited with founding the Basic Investigation Laboratory, which was financed with his own money.

 7 
Raymond Massey
(Canadian Actor, Known for His Commanding, Stage-Trained Voice)
Raymond Massey
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Birthdate: August 30, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 1983

Raymond Massey was a Canadian actor best remembered for his stage-trained voice. Massey earned an Academy Award nomination under the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in the 1940 biographical historical drama film Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Massey has two stars on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the film and TV industries.  

 8 
Jerome Robbins
(Dance Choreographer)
Jerome Robbins
1
Birthdate: October 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan
Died: 1998
 9 
Tom Snyder
(Radio personality, Journalist)
Tom Snyder
7
Birthdate: May 12, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milwaukee
Died: 2007
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 10 
Herbert Marcuse
(Philosopher and Sociologist His Best-Known Works are "Eros and Civilization" (1955) and "One-Dimensional Man.")
Herbert Marcuse
3
Birthdate: July 19, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1979

The proponent of the Frankfurt School of critical theory, Herbert Marcuse largely influenced the leftist student revolts of the 1960s. Equipped with a PhD in German literature, he wrote Hegel’s Ontology and the Theory of Historicity, with Martin Heidegger. His Eros and Civilization spoke at length about capitalism.

 11 
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
(Educator & Social Reformer He is Considered the "Father of Bengali prose")
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 26, 1820
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Birsingha, West Bengal, India
Died: 1891

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was an Indian social reformer and educator. He is best remembered for his efforts to modernize and simplify Bengali prose for which he is widely regarded as the father of Bengali prose. As a social reformer, Vidyasagar played a crucial role in enacting the Hindu Widows' Remarriage Act, which legalized the remarriage of Hindu widows in India. 

 12 
Olaf II of Norway
(King of Norway)
Olaf II of Norway
2
Birthdate: 0995 AD
Birthplace: Ringerike, Norway
Died: 1030
 13 
Robert Moses
(49th Secretary of State of New York (1927 - 1929))
Robert Moses
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1981

Robert Moses was an American public official. Often referred to as the master builder, Moses is credited with influencing the creation of the modern suburbs of Long Island, which in turn influenced a generation of urban planners, architects, and engineers. Robert Moses is widely regarded as one of the most polarizing personalities in urban development history in the US.

 14 
Luis Buñuel
(Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film editor, Writer)
Luis Buñuel
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Birthdate: February 22, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Calanda, Spain
Died: 1983

Luis Buñuel was a Spanish-Mexican filmmaker with a brilliant career spanning almost half a century. He worked in France, Mexico, and Spain and directed films spanning various genres. His filmmaking technique was strongly influenced by mise-en-scène. He was hailed as a leader of avant-garde surrealism and is considered one of the top directors of the 20th century.  

 15 
Dorothy Hodgkin
(Biochemist)
Dorothy Hodgkin
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 12, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: 1994

Dorothy Hodgkin received the 1964 Nobel Prize for mapping the structure of penicillin and Vitamin B12. She is also known for her work on insulin. Beginning her work on structure of an organic compound by using X-ray crystallography as an undergraduate student, she later developed it further and used it to determine the three-dimensional structure of complex organic molecules.

 16 
William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire
(Politician)
William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 14, 1748
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1811
 17 
Nikolai Volkoff
(Yugoslav Weightlifter-Turned-Wrestler Who Played for WWE)
Nikolai Volkoff
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Split, Croatia
Died: 2018

Initially part of the Yugoslavian weightlifting team, Nikolai Volkoff later moved to Canada and then to the US, where he began competing for the wrestling promotion WWWF, now known as WWE. He usually played the Russian villain in his matches and later teamed up with The Iron Sheik to form a tag team.

 18 
Philip I of France
(King of the Franks from 1060 to 1108)
Philip I of France
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Birthdate: May 23, 1052
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Champagne-et-Fontaine, France
Died: 1108
 19 
Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart
(Pianist, Composer, Conductor, and the Youngest Son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 26, 1791
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1844

Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart was the youngest son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Constanze. He followed in the footsteps of his father and went on to become a pianist, composer, conductor, and teacher. However, unlike his father, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart was introverted and often underrated his talent. He also had a constant fear of being compared to his father.

 20 
Aruna Asaf Ali
(Indian Independence Activist, Educator)
Aruna Asaf Ali
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kalka, Punjab, India
Died: 1996
 21 
Erich Kästner
(Known Primarily for His Humorous, Socially Astute Poems and the Children’s Book 'Emil and the Detectives')
Erich Kästner
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: 1974

Four-time Nobel Prize-nominated German author Erich Kästne is best remembered for his children’s books such as Emil and the Detectives. Initially aspiring to be a teacher, he later had stints as a journalist and a freelance author. A leading satirist, he contributed to Die Weltbühne and also headed PEN.

 22 
Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
(Nigerian General Who Was the Country's First Military Head of State)
Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Umuahia
Died: 1966

Nigerian general Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi was named Johnny Ironside after facing an angry mob of Congolese people during the Congo Crisis and releasing hostages from Katangese rebels. He reigned as Nigeria’s 1st military head of state. He was eventually assassinated by a few Northern Nigerian officers.

 23 
John Newlands
(Chemist)
John Newlands
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 26, 1837
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lambeth, London, England
Died: 1898

Best remembered for his work on the periodic table and his law of octaves, British chemist John Newlands, was home-schooled as a kid. A significant figure in analytical chemistry, he later won the Davy Medal for his achievements. His studied were later collated in On the Discovery of the Periodic Law.

 24 
Ronald Fisher
(Statistician)
Ronald Fisher
6
Birthdate: February 17, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: East Finchley, London, England
Died: 1962

Ronald Fisher was a British polymath, statistician, geneticist, mathematician, and academic. He is credited to have single-handedly created the foundations for modern statistical science. He made important contributions to the field of genetics and is known as one of the three principal founders of population genetics. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1929. 

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Mickey Cohen
(American Gangster)
Mickey Cohen
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: September 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1976

Mickey Cohen was a gangster who became involved with the Chicago Outfit before running multiple businesses like casinos, nightclubs, gas stations, and floral shops. His association with the underworld and his violent methods make him a popular choice for gangster character in crime films; he has been portrayed by popular actors in films like Bugsy, L.A. Confidential, and Gangster Squad.

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Oliver Dragojevic
(Recording artist)
Oliver Dragojevic
1
Birthdate: December 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Split, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
Died: 2018
 27 
Johnny Walker
(Actor)
Johnny Walker
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Birthdate: November 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: 2003
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 28 
Vladimir K. Zworykin
(Russian-American Inventor of Television Transmitting and Receiving System Employing Cathode Ray Tubes)
Vladimir K. Zworykin
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Birthdate: July 29, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Murom, Russia
Died: 1982

Often referred to as the Father of the Television, Russian-American engineer Vladimir K. Zworykin is remembered for inventing the kinescope picture tube, also known as the cathode-ray tube, used in the television. He was associated with the Radio Corporation of America, and his other creations included the iconoscope camera.

 29 
Foday Sankoh
(Vice President of Sierra Leone 1999 – 2000)
Foday Sankoh
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Masang Mayoso, Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone
Died: 2003
 30 
Lee May
(Baseball player)
Lee May
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Died: 2017
 31 
Offa of Mercia
(King)
Offa of Mercia
0
Birthplace: Mercia
Died: 0796
 32 
Christian Benitez
(Ecuadorian Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Christian Benitez
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador
Died: 2013
 33 
Edward Gordon Craig
(English Stage Designer, Theatre Director, Theatre Theorist and Actor)
Edward Gordon Craig
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 16, 1872
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
Died: 1966

An illegitimate child of architect Edward Godwin and actor Ellen Terry, Edward Gordon Craig later grew up to be one of the pillars of modernist English theater. While he began his career acting at the Lyceum Theatre, he later switched to set designing. The Art of the Theatre remains his best-known written work.

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Andrzej Bogucki
(Actor)
Andrzej Bogucki
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1978

Andrzej Bogucki was a Polish actor, operetta singer, and songwriter. He is best remembered for his efforts to save the life of Polish Jewish pianist Władysław Szpilman during World War II when Poland was occupied by the Nazis. Andrzej Bogucki and his wife were honored with the Righteous Among the Nations award in 1978 for their actions during the war.

 35 
Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby
(Politician)
Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1435
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lathom, England
Died: 1504
 36 
Madame Clicquot Ponsardin
(Businessperson)
Madame Clicquot Ponsardin
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 16, 1777
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reims, France
Died: 1866

Madame Clicquot Ponsardin was a French businesswoman and Champagne producer. Clicquot is best remembered for taking over her husband's business and turning the company into a world-famous Champagne house. Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, the company which still bears her name, is credited with inventing a novel technique called riddling which is still used today to make better Champagne.

 37 
Edward Gierek
(Politician)
Edward Gierek
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 6, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Porąbka, Poland
Died: 2001
 38 
Michel Serrault
(Film Actor)
Michel Serrault
0
Birthdate: January 24, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brunoy, France
Died: 2007
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 39 
Roger Williamson
(British Racing Driver and 'Formula Three' Champion)
Roger Williamson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ashby-de-la-Zouch, England
Died: 1973

Roger Williamson was a British racing driver best remembered for winning the British Formula Three Championship title twice. Williamson died at the age of 25 while competing in his second F1 race during the 1973 Dutch Grand Prix in the Netherlands.

 40 
Pope Urban II
(Head of the Catholic Church and Ruler of the Papal States from 1088 to 1099)
Pope Urban II
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Birthdate: 1035 AD
Birthplace: Lagery, France
Died: 1099

Pope Urban II, also known as Otho de Lagery, began as an archdeacon in Reims. He gradually rose through the ranks to become the bishop of Ostia. Later, as the pope, he dealt with conflicts within Christianity and also had a major role in promoting the Crusades against Muslims.

 41 
Hildegarde
(Singer)
Hildegarde
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 1, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adell, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 2005
 42 
Mike Reid
(Comedian)
Mike Reid
1
Birthdate: January 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2007
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Bruno Kreisky
(Chancellor of Austria from 1970 to 1983)
Bruno Kreisky
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 22, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Margareten, Vienna, Austria
Died: 1990

At 72, Bruno Kreisky ended his term as the oldest chancellor of Austria in the post-World War II era. The Social Democratic Party leader had been a doctor of law and had worked as a journalist, too. His 13-year stint as a chancellor was the longest-ever in republican Austria.

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Franz Josef Popp
(Engineer, Manager, Entrepreneur)
Franz Josef Popp
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 14, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 1954

One of the three men who founded the iconic automobile company BMW, Franz Josef Popp was an Austrian engineer. He spearheaded innovative projects such as the production of air-cooled radial engines. Though he later joined the Nazi Party, he was warned for allowing a Jewish doctor treat his family.

 45 
William McChesney Martin
(Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve)
William McChesney Martin
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 17, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 1998
 46 
Christian de Castries
(Military Commander)
Christian de Castries
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 11, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1991
 47 
John Barbirolli
(Musician)
John Barbirolli
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 2, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1970
 48 
John Elliotson
(Physician, University teacher)
John Elliotson
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 29, 1791
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Southwark
Died: 1868
 49 
Bill Robinson
(Baseball Players)
Bill Robinson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 2007
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Matthew J. Perry
(Attorney)
Matthew J. Perry
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2011