Died On July 2nd

Discover the most famous people who died on July 2. The list includes people like Ernest Hemingway, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, James Stewart, Louis Zamperini, Elie Wiesel. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, prime ministers, f1 drivers and diplomats and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Italy and many more countries.
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 1 
Ernest Hemingway
(American Literary Icon Who Was Known for His Straightforward Prose & Use of Understatement)
Ernest Hemingway
88
Birthdate: July 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: 1961

Ernest Hemingway was an American novelist and short-story writer who had a strong impact on 20th-century fiction. He published seven novels and six short-story collections and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea are some of his classic works. He ended his own life in July 1961.

 2 
James Stewart
(American Actor Known for His Distinctive Drawl and Everyman Screen Persona)
James Stewart
55
Birthdate: May 20, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1997

Best known for his everyman screen persona, James Stewart was ranked third in the greatest American male actors list published by the American Film Institute (AFI) in 1999. During his 55-year acting career, he displayed strong morality both on and off the screen, as a result of which he epitomized the ideal American man of the 20th century.

 3 
Nostradamus
(French Astrologer and Physician Best Known for His Book 'Les Prophéties')
Nostradamus
17
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1503
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
Died: 1566

Nostradamus was a French physician, astrologer, and respected seer whose book Les Prophéties is viewed as a document that predicts future events. Since the publication of the book, Nostradamus has been praised for his accurate predictions of major world events. His life has been the subject of several films and hundreds of books.

 4 
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(Philosopher, Writer, & Composer Whose Political Philosophy Influenced the Progress of the Age of Enlightenment)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
32
Birthdate: June 28, 1712
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: 1778

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, composer, and writer. His political philosophy influenced aspects of the French Revolution. He also helped develop modern economic, political, and educational thought. His writing inspired a transformation in French drama and poetry. His works also influenced such writers around the world as Tolstoy. His works as a composer were acknowledged by composers like Mozart.

 5 
Fred Gwynne
(Best Known for His Roles in the 1960s Sitcoms: ‘Car 54, Where Are You?’ and 'The Munsters')
Fred Gwynne
4
Birthdate: July 10, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1993

Best known for his towering height, Fred Gwynne was the perfect choice for the role of Herman Munster in The Munsters. The actor and singer was a Harvard alumnus. He excelled in swimming and had also served the U.S. Navy. He later also wrote and illustrated popular children’s books.

 6 
Elie Wiesel
( Author, Holocaust Survivor, Political Activist and Winner of 1986 Nobel Peace Prize)
Elie Wiesel
19
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sighetu Marmației, Romania
Died: 2016

Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Elie Wiesel is best remembered for his book Night, which relates his traumatic experience as a Jewish prisoner in the Nazi concentration camps. After surviving the Holocaust, he became a journalist and a human rights activist, and also helped in establishing the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

 7 
Betty Grable
(Actress and Dancer Best Known for Her Films: ‘Mother Wore Tights’ and ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’)
Betty Grable
6
Birthdate: December 18, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 1973

Betty Grable was one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s. She starred in numerous big-budget movies and was at one point the highest-salaried American woman. She began her career as a preteen and gained prominence as a young woman. A celebrated sex symbol, she was the number-one pin-up girl of World War II. 

 8 
Lee Iacocca
(Businessman)
Lee Iacocca
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: 2019

Automobile executive Lee Iacocca became known for developing the Ford Mustang and Pinto cars while working for the Ford Motor Company in the 1960s. In his later career, he served as the president, CEO, and chairman of Chrysler. Revered for his brilliant leadership skills, he was named the 18th-greatest American CEO of all time by Portfolio Magazine. 

 9 
Vladimir Nabokov
(Best Known For His Novels 'Lolita' and 'Pale Fire')
Vladimir Nabokov
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1977
Russian author Vladimir Nabokov, also known by his pen name, Vladimir Sirin, is best remembered for his controversial novel Lolita. His other works include the novel Pale Fire and his memoir, Speak, Memory. He was also an entomologist, specializing in lepidoptery. He also liked composing chess problems.
 10 
Lee Remick
(Actress)
Lee Remick
10
Birthdate: December 14, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1991
 11 
Mario Puzo
(Novelist, Screenwriter)
Mario Puzo
8
Birthdate: October 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 1999

Mario Puzo is remembered for his iconic crime novels, most notably the New York Times bestseller The Godfather, which was later turned into a movie trilogy by Francis Ford Coppola and won Puzo two Academy Awards for the best screenplay. Puzo also wrote the screenplay for Richard Donner's Superman.

 12 
Caroline Aherne
(Actress Best Known for Her Performance as ‘Mrs Merton’ in the Mock Talk Show ‘The Mrs Merton Show’)
Caroline Aherne
7
Birthdate: December 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ealing, London, England
Died: 2016
BAFTA-winning comedian Caroline Aherne is remembered for her portrayal of the character Mrs. Merton on various shows, such as Frank Sidebottom's Fantastic Shed Show and The Mrs Merton Show. Fans also loved her as Denise Royle in the sitcom The Royle Family and as a narrator on Gogglebox. 
 13 
Robert Peel
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1834 – 1835, 1841 – 1846))
Robert Peel
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 5, 1788
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bury, Lancashire, England
Died: 1850

Statesman Robert Peel had been the prime minister of the U.K twice. He was also a two-time home secretary. He established the Metropolitan Police Service and also introduced the Tamworth Manifesto, thus co-founding the modern Conservative Party. He died of injuries after a horse he was riding fell on him.

 14 
Michael Cimino
(Film director)
Michael Cimino
2
Birthdate: February 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2016
 15 
Samuel Hahnemann
(Founder of Homeopathy)
Samuel Hahnemann
4
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 10, 1755
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Meissen
Died: 1843

The founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann was a qualified physician but disapproved of medical practices such as bloodletting that were used back then. He thus formed his system of alternative medicine. The apathy of his fellow physicians in Leipzig forced him to move first to Köthen and then to Paris.

 16 
Manuel II of Portugal
(King of Portugal from 1908 to 1910)
Manuel II of Portugal
5
Birthdate: November 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: 1932
Son of King Carlos I, Manuel II, was the last king of Portugal. While he came to power after his father’s assassination, he had to flee to England after the Portuguese monarchy was dissolved by a revolution. He later devoted himself to books and published Early Portuguese Books.
 17 
Fawzia Fuad of Egypt
(Queen)
Fawzia Fuad of Egypt
6
Birthdate: November 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 2013

Often compared to actor Hedy Lamarr, for her beauty, Fawzia Fuad, the daughter of Fuad I, was an Egyptian princess who later became the empress of Iran, as Mohammad Reza Shah’s first wife. An unhappy marriage led to her divorce, following which she married diplomat Ismail Chirine.

 18 
Krissy Taylor
(Model)
Krissy Taylor
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: 1995
 19 
Douglas Engelbart
(Engineer)
Douglas Engelbart
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: 2013
 20 
Louis Zamperini
(Prisoner of War Survivor)
Louis Zamperini
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 26, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Olean, New York
Died: 2014
Louis Zamperini finished 8th in the 5000-meter race at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He then became a U.S. Air Forces lieutenant. Following a plane crash, he drifted at sea for 47 days and was captured by the Japanese. He was later released. His story inspired a book and several movies.
 21 
Beverly Sills
(American Operatic Soprano Noted for Performing in Coloratura Soprano Roles in Live Opera and Recordings)
Beverly Sills
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2007

Distinguished American operatic soprano Beverly Sills is best-remembered for her coloratura soprano roles in live opera and recordings. Two of her memorable roles include the title role in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Elisabetta in Donizetti's Roberto Devereux. Following her retirement, Sills served as general manager of New York City Opera, chairwoman of Lincoln Center and chairwoman of Metropolitan Opera.

 22 
Ben Davidson
(American football player)
Ben Davidson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 14, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 23 
Ray Brown
(Former jazz double bassist known for extensive work with Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald)
Ray Brown
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2002
 24 
Ed Delahanty
(Baseball player)
Ed Delahanty
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1867
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 1903
 25 
Fireball Roberts
(American Stock Car Racer)
Fireball Roberts
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tavares, Florida, United States
Died: 1964
 26 
Kay Thompson
(Author)
Kay Thompson
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 27 
Joseph Chamberlain
(Politician)
Joseph Chamberlain
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1836
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1914
 28 
Edward Dunlop
(Australian Surgeon Who Was Renowned for His Leadership During World War II)
Edward Dunlop
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wangaratta, Australia
Died: 1993

Edward Dunlop was an Australian surgeon who was held prisoner by Japanese soldiers during the Second World War. After becoming a prisoner of war, Dunlop flaunted his leadership skills, for which he is remembered today. In 1988, he was included in the 200 Great Australians list.

 29 
Natasha Shneider
(Actor, Musician, Pianist)
Natasha Shneider
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riga
Died: 2008
 30 
Akechi Mitsuhide
(Japanese Samurai General of the Sengoku Period Best Known as the Assassin of Oda Nobunaga)
Akechi Mitsuhide
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 10, 1528
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gife Prefecture
Died: 1582
Akechi Mitsuhide was a Japanese samurai general who lived during the Sengoku period. He is best remembered as the assassin of Oda Nobunaga, a Japanese daimyo and leading figure of the Sengoku period. Mitsuhide served as a general under Nobunaga during the latter's war of political unification. He betrayed Mitsuhide, forcing him to perform seppuku in Kyoto. 
 31 
Jimmy Walker
(Basketball player)
Jimmy Walker
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amherst, Virginia
Died: 2007
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 32 
DeFord Bailey
(Harmonica player in the early twentieth century who became the Grand Ole Opry's first major star)
DeFord Bailey
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 14, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Smith County, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1982
Height: 4'10" (147 cm)
 33 
Ferdinand Schörner
(General)
Ferdinand Schörner
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich
Died: 1973
 34 
Iron Mike DiBiase
(Wrestler)
Iron Mike DiBiase
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 24, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 1969
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 35 
Ernest Lehman
(Screenwriter)
Ernest Lehman
0
Birthdate: December 8, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2005
 36 
Anna Howard Shaw
(Leader of the women's suffrage movement in the United States.)
Anna Howard Shaw
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 14, 1847
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newcastle-on-Tyne, England
Died: 1919
 37 
Stephen III of Moldavia
(Prince of Moldavia (1457 – 1504))
Stephen III of Moldavia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1433 AD
Birthplace: Borzești, Romania
Died: 1504

Stephen III of Moldavia or Stephen the Great was a Prince of Moldavia. He co-ruled with his father Bogdan II, who was killed in 1451 in a conspiracy. During his final years, Stephen co-ruled with his son Bogdan III. His rule was marked by a period of stability in Moldavia. Romanians consider him a great ruler and a national hero. 

 38 
David Purley
(British Formula One Racing Driver)
David Purley
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bognor Regis, Sussex, England
Died: 1985

David Purley was a British racing driver who competed in 11 F1 World Championship Grands Prix. He is best remembered for his heroics at the 1973 Dutch Grand Prix where he stopped in the middle of a race to save his fellow racer Roger Williamson. Purley was honored with the George Medal for his bravery in trying to save Williamson.

 39 
James Robertson Justice
(British Actor Best Known for Playing Pompous Authority Figures in Comedy Films)
James Robertson Justice
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lewisham, England
Died: 1975

James Robertson Justice was a British actor best remembered for playing pompous authority figures in comedy films. He achieved popularity after playing Sir Lancelot Spratt in each of the seven movies in the Doctor film series.

 40 
Charlie Sanders
(American football player)
Charlie Sanders
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Richlands, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2015
 41 
Michael Bennett
(Theatre director, Dancer)
Michael Bennett
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: 1987
 42 
Briggs Cunningham
(American Race Car Driver, Sailor and Businessperson)
Briggs Cunningham
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 2003
 43 
Vincenzo Galilei
(Lutenist)
Vincenzo Galilei
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 3, 1520
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Maria a Monte, Italy
Died: 1591
 44 
Hy Zaret
(Lyricist)
Hy Zaret
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2007
 45 
Swithin
(Saint)
Swithin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0800 AD
Birthplace: Hampshire, England
Died: 0863

Swithin was an Anglo-Saxon bishop of Winchester in the 9th century. He subsequently became the patron saint of Winchester Cathedral. According to Christian traditions, he is recorded as a witness to nine charters. More than a century after his death, he was adopted as patron of the restored church at Winchester. Several miracles are attributed to him.

 46 
Franklin J Schaffner
0
Birthdate: May 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1989
 47 
Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington
(Politician)
Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1673 AD
Birthplace: Compton Wynyates
Died: 1743
 48 
Jane Shore
(Courtesan)
Jane Shore
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1445 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1526
 49 
John Fitch
(American Inventor, Clockmaker and Entrepreneur)
John Fitch
0
Birthdate: January 21, 1743
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Windsor, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1798
 50 
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
(Poet)
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 6, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Porto, Portugal
Died: 2004

Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen was a Portuguese writer and poet whose remains have been entombed since 2014 in the National Pantheon. Her poetry has been translated into many world languages, including English. Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen's life and career inspired a 1969 documentary short film, which was director João César Monteiro's first completed film.