Died On July 30th

Discover the most famous people who died on July 30. The list includes people like Otto von Bismarck, Ingmar Bergman, William Penn, Claudette Colbert, Michelangelo Antonioni. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, philosophers, directors and political leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & Japan and many more countries.
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Otto von Bismarck
(Chancellor of the German Empire (1871 - 1890))
Otto von Bismarck
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 1, 1815
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Schönhausen, Germany
Died: 1898
Otto von Bismarck was a German statesman. Bismarck is credited with masterminding the unification of Germany and served as its first chancellor. He is also credited with creating the first modern welfare state in the world. Regarded as a hero by German nationalists, Otto von Bismarck's life has inspired a couple of TV series.
 2 
Paul Reubens
(Actor, Comedian & Writer Known for His Role as ‘Pee-wee Herman’ in Film ‘Pee-wee's Big Adventure’)
Paul Reubens
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Birthdate: August 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States
Died: 2023

Comedian Paul Reubens, or Pee-wee, began his career with the troupe The Groundlings. His popular stage show The Pee-wee Herman Show inspired the CBS show Pee-wee’s Playhouse; the movie Pee-wee's Big Adventure; and a Netflix film. His 1991 arrest due to indecent exposure changed his image to a great extent.

 3 
Nichelle Nichols
(Actress)
Nichelle Nichols
13
Birthdate: December 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Robbins, Illinois, United States
Died: 2022
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 4 
Ingmar Bergman
(One of the Most Talented and Influential Filmmakers of All Time)
Ingmar Bergman
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Birthdate: July 14, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Uppsala, Uppland, Sweden
Died: 2007

Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish filmmaker and screenwriter. Widely regarded as one of the most influential and accomplished filmmakers of all time, Ingmar Bergman continues to serve as an inspiration for filmmakers like Woody Allen. His work has also influenced other prominent directors like Martin Scorsese, Thomas Vinterberg, and Richard Ayoade.

 5 
Emperor Meiji
(Emperor of Japan from 1867 to 1912)
Emperor Meiji
5
Birthdate: November 3, 1852
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Died: 1912

Emperor Meiji of Japan presided over the all-round revolutionary transformation of his empire which emerged as a strong force on the global scene during his reign. His policies and actions led to Japan’s rapid growth and ended its isolation from the rest of the world. One of the noted changes during rule was the abolition of special privileges of samurais.

 6 
William Penn
(Writer)
William Penn
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 14, 1644
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1718

William Penn was a writer and one of the earliest members of the Quakers. He is credited with founding the Province of Pennsylvania. He also oversaw the planning and development of the city of Philadelphia. Penn has several universities and schools named in his honor, including the William Penn University in Iowa. 

 7 
Claudette Colbert
(One of the Greatest Female Stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Claudette Colbert
4
Birthdate: September 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint-Mandé, France
Died: 1996

Claudette Colbert was an American actress best remembered for her performance in the 1934 romantic-comedy film It Happened One Night, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress. A versatile actress, Colbert achieved immense popularity in the 1930s and 1940s, during which she was one of the highest-paid stars. Colbert also received a Golden Globe Award during her career.

 8 
Lane Frost
(Bull Riders)
Lane Frost
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Junta, Colorado, USA
Died: 1989
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 9 
Bill Walsh
(Former American football coach of the San Francisco 49ers in the 1980s who popularized spread-passing in the West Coast Offense)
Bill Walsh
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 30, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2007
 10 
Lynn Anderson
(Singer)
Lynn Anderson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
Died: 2015
 11 
Sam Phillips
(Record producer)
Sam Phillips
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Florence, Alabama, United States
Died: 2003
 12 
Michelangelo Antonioni
(Italian Director & Screenwriter Known for His Trilogy 'L'Avventura', 'La Notte' and 'L'Eclisse')
Michelangelo Antonioni
4
Birthdate: September 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ferrara, Italy
Died: 2007

Michelangelo Antonioni was an Italian screenwriter, film director, editor, short story author, and painter. Renowned for making films with striking visual composition and elusive plots, Antonioni's work has influenced art cinema of the subsequent generation. Over the course of his career, Antonioni won many prestigious awards, including an honorary Academy Award, Palme d'Or, the Golden Bear, and the Golden Lion.

 13 
George Pickett
(Military Officer)
George Pickett
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 16, 1825
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: 1875
 14 
Nick Buoniconti
(American football player)
Nick Buoniconti
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 15 
Jimmy Hoffa
(Labor Union Leader)
Jimmy Hoffa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brazil, Indiana, United States
Died: 1982

The son of an Indiana coal miner, Jimmy Hoffa was the infamous President of International Brotherhood of Teamsters union. He had long association with organised crime figures and was later sentenced to thirteen years of imprisonment for jury-tampering, bribery and fraud but released early according to a pardon agreement, only to disappear mysteriously and never to be found again.

 16 
Joe Shuster
(Comic Book Artist Best Known for Co-creating the DC Comics Character 'Superman')
Joe Shuster
3
Birthdate: July 10, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 1992

Joe Shuster was a comic book artist best remembered for co-creating one of the most popular comic book characters, Superman. Throughout his life, Shuster was involved in several legal battles over the ownership of the character. He was inducted into Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1992 and 1993 respectively.

 17 
John Garang
(Politician)
John Garang
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Twic East County
Died: 2005

Revolutionary leader and president of Southern Sudan John Garang was the man behind the term "Sudanism," which promoted cohesiveness among the people of Sudan. Orphaned at 10, he completed his education on scholarships but later rejected an offer from UCB to go to Tanzania. He died in a helicopter crash.

 18 
Murray Bookchin
(American Social Theorist, Author and Political Philosopher)
Murray Bookchin
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Birthdate: January 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 2006

Murray Bookchin, also known by his pseudonyms M.S. Shiloh and Lewis Herber, was an anarchist, a political philosopher, and an academic, best known for his fight against capitalism. The son of Russian immigrants, he followed communism since age 9. He had also penned books such as The Ecology of Freedom.

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Brenda Marshall
(Actress)
Brenda Marshall
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Birthdate: September 29, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Negros, Philippines
Died: 1992
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Buffalo Bob Smith
(Television personality)
Buffalo Bob Smith
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Birthdate: November 27, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: 1998
 21 
Herman Cain
(American Businessman and Conservative Politician)
Herman Cain
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2020

The son of a janitor and a domestic help, Herman Cain used his talent in math to join Purdue University. He had worked with the Navy and been an analyst for Coca-Cola. He later headed Pillsbury as its VP. He had announced his presidential candidacy in 2012 but later withdrew.

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Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
(Japanese Novelists and One of the Most Prominent Figures in Modern Japanese Literature)
Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 24, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1965

Tanizaki Jun'ichirō was a Japanese author whose works made him a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964. Widely regarded as one of the most important personalities in modern Japanese literature, Tanizaki's work ranges from the depictions of erotic obsessions to the dynamics of family life in 20th-century Japan. Many of his works have been adapted into films.

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Thomas Gray
(Poet, Writer, Literary critic)
Thomas Gray
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Birthdate: December 26, 1716
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
Died: 1771
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Joyce Kilmer
(Writer)
Joyce Kilmer
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 6, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1918
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Lynn Fontanne
(Actress)
Lynn Fontanne
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Birthdate: December 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Woodford, London, England
Died: 1983
 26 
Ron Dellums
(Politician)
Ron Dellums
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, U.S.
Died: 2018
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Clarice Orsini
(Noblewomen)
Clarice Orsini
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1450 AD
Birthplace: Monterotondo, Italy
Died: 1488
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Thea White
(Voice actress)
Thea White
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Birthdate: June 16, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2021
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Horatio Alger
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 31, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1899
 30 
Joan Gamper
(Former Football Executive Who Founded Football Clubs in Switzerland and Spain)
Joan Gamper
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 22, 1877
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winterthur, Switzerland
Died: 1930

Swiss-born sports executive Joan Gamper is best remembered as the founder of the legendary football club FC Barcelona. A sports enthusiast since his childhood, he excelled in many sports, such as football, golf, and tennis. He died of suicide at age 52, apparently driven by depression related to financial issues.

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Umberto Nobile
(Italian Aviator, Aeronautical Engineer and Arctic Explorer)
Umberto Nobile
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 21, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lauro, Italy
Died: 1978

Umberto Nobile was an Italian aeronautical engineer, Arctic explorer, and aviator. A developer of semi-rigid airships, Nobile is best remembered for designing the airship Norge, which was the first airship to fly across the polar ice cap between America and Europe. Umberto Nobile is also credited with designing and piloting the airship Italia, which belonged to the Italian Air Force.

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Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
(Catholic Priest, Leader of the Mexican War of Independence and Recognized as the Father of the Nation)
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1753
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pénjamo, Mexico
Died: 1811

Spanish priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla is remembered as the father of Mexican independence. During the 1808 French invasion of Spain, the Mexicans demanded independence from Spanish rule. Hidalgo’s subsequent call for revolt against the Spanish is remembered as the Cry of Dolores. He was executed by a firing squad.

 33 
Jacob Perkins
(American Inventor, Mechanical Engineer and Physicist Known for His Inventing of 'Refrigerator')
Jacob Perkins
1
Birthdate: July 9, 1766
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1849

Known as the father of the refrigerator, American inventor, mechanical engineer and physicist Jacob Perkins made several useful mechanical inventions. He created improved nail machines and some of the best steel plates for engraving, invented a bathometer, became the first person in Britain to use a uniflow steam engine, and most notably built the world’s first working vapor-compression refrigeration system.

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Magda Schneider
(Actress)
Magda Schneider
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Birthdate: May 17, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany
Died: 1996
 35 
James Blish
(Author)
James Blish
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 23, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East Orange, New Jersey
Died: 1975
 36 
Rudolf Bultmann
(German Lutheran Theologian and One of the Major Figures of Early-20th-Century Biblical Studies)
Rudolf Bultmann
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Birthdate: August 20, 1884
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wiefelstede, Germany
Died: 1976

A professor of New Testament at the University of Marburg, Rudolf Bultmann was a German theologian, known for his work on demythologization, a process that separates cosmological and historic claims from philosophical, ethical and theological teachings. An influential theologian of the post-war era, he undertook pioneering research in historical Jesus, attempting to reconcile faith and reason in a modern context.

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Jimmy Blanton
(Bassist)
Jimmy Blanton
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 5, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1942
 38 
Ipce Ahmedovski
(Serbian and Macedonian Folk Singer)
Ipce Ahmedovski
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lazhani, North Macedonia
Died: 1994

Ipce Ahmedovski was a Serbian and Macedonian singer. An exponent of folk music, Ahmedovski achieved popularity in the early 1990s. His career came to an abrupt end in 1994, when he died in a car crash at the age of 28.

 39 
Lucky Thompson
(Saxophonist)
Lucky Thompson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2005
 40 
Bharathan
(Indian Film Maker, Artist, and Art Director)
Bharathan
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Birthdate: November 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Thrissur, Kerala, India
Died: 1998

Bharathan was an Indian artist, filmmaker, and art director. He earned a diploma from the College of Fine Arts, Thrissur, and began his career as an art director in films. He eventually started working as an assistant director and made his directorial debut in 1975 with the film Prayanam. Many of his films dealt with bold themes. 

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Harun Farocki
(German Filmmaker)
Harun Farocki
1
Birthdate: January 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Novy Jicin, Czechia
Died: 2014

Harun Farocki was a German author and filmmaker who made more than 90 films, many of which were short experimental documentaries. His work was included in the Carnegie International during the 2004–05 season. Harun Farocki also worked as a professor; he taught at the University of California, Berkeley from 1993 to 1999.

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Charles Becker
(American Police Officer Executed for Murder)
Charles Becker
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 26, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Callicoon, New York, United States
Died: 1915
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Harold Davidson
Harold Davidson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 14, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sholing
Died: 1937
 44 
George Szell
(American Composer and One of the Twentieth Century’s Greatest Conductors)
George Szell
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1970

Considered one of the best conductors of the 20th century, Hungarian-born George Szell is best remembered for his stint as the director of the Cleveland Orchestra in the US. Starting as a pianist, he had started touring at age 11. He began conducting at age 16, with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

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Vivica Bandler
(Former Theatrical director who founded a theatre in Helsinki and is credited for popularizing avant-garde Finnish theatre)
Vivica Bandler
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Birthdate: February 5, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: 2004
 46 
James DeLancey
(Justice)
James DeLancey
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 27, 1703
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1760
 47 
Gustave Le Gray
(Photographer)
Gustave Le Gray
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: August 30, 1820
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Villiers-le-Bel, France
Died: 1884
 48 
Herbert Baxter Adams
(Historian)
Herbert Baxter Adams
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Birthdate: April 16, 1850
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shutesbury, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1901
 49 
Joseph Cook
(Politician)
Joseph Cook
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 7, 1860
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Silverdale, Staffordshire, England
Died: 1947
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Edward Bernard Raczyński
(Diplomat)
Edward Bernard Raczyński
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 19, 1891
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zakopane, Poland
Died: 1993