Died On July 3rd

Discover the most famous people who died on July 3. The list includes people like Jim Morrison, Andy Griffith, Brian Jones, Jim Backus, Theodor Herzl. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, political leaders, poets and actresses and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, England & Poland and many more countries.
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Jim Morrison
(Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Doors')
Jim Morrison
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Birthdate: December 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States
Died: 1971

Considered the prototypical rock star, Jim Morrison remains one of the most influential singer-songwriters, almost five decades after his death. Jim influenced the counterculture of the 1960s as he embodied the hippie counterculture rebellion. Due to his erratic performances and wild personality, he is regarded as one of the most iconic frontmen in rock history.

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Andy Griffith
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Birthdate: June 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Airy
Died: 2012
Known for his Southern accent and friendly demeanor, Andy Griffith initially wished to become a preacher. Fans loved him in The Andy Griffith Show, A Face in the Crowd, and Matlock. He won a Grammy for his country album I Love to Tell the Story and was a staunch Democrat
 3 
Brian Jones
(English Multi-Instrumentalist, Singer and Founder of the Rock Band 'The Rolling Stones')
Brian Jones
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Died: 1969

Brian Jones was an English musician credited with founding the world-renowned rock band, The Rolling Stones. He was also considered the original leader of the band before his fellow band members, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, took over the musical direction of the band. Jones became the first member of the infamous 27 Club, when he died at age 27.

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Jim Backus
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Thurston Howell III’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Gilligan's Island’)
Jim Backus
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Birthdate: February 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 1989
Jim Backus is best known as Thurston Howell III from Gilligan's Island and as Frank Stark from Rebel Without a Cause. He also became popular as the voice of the animated character Mr. Magoo. He was also a skilled golfer and has his own show, The Jim Backus Show.
 5 
Jared Lorenzen
(American Football player)
Jared Lorenzen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Covington, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Walter Becker
(American Musician, Songwriter and Record Producer)
Walter Becker
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Diana Douglas
(Actress)
Diana Douglas
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Birthdate: January 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Devonshire, Bermuda
Died: 2015
 8 
Marie de' Medici
(Queen Consort of France and Navarre from 1600 to 1610)
Marie de' Medici
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Birthdate: April 26, 1575
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1642
Queen Marie de Médicis, the second wife of Henry IV of France, acted as the regent for her son till he came of age. An art connoisseur, she built the Luxembourg Palace in Paris. Known for her affinity for Concino Concini, she was eventually exiled for her excesses. 
 9 
Don Drysdale
(Baseball Player)
Don Drysdale
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Van Nuys, California, USA
Died: 1993
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Ross Martin
(Actors)
Ross Martin
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Birthdate: March 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gródek, Poland
Died: 1981
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Joe DeRita
(Actor)
Joe DeRita
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Birthdate: July 12, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1993
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Anna Massey
(Actress)
Anna Massey
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Birthdate: August 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Thakeham, England
Died: 2011
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James Daly
(Actor)
James Daly
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Birthdate: October 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died: 1978
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Harold Nicholas
(Dancer)
Harold Nicholas
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2000
 15 
Mehmed V
(Ottoman King)
Mehmed V
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Birthdate: November 2, 1844
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Topkapi Palace Museum, İstanbul, Turkey
Died: 1918

Mehmed V was the 35th and penultimate Ottoman Sultan who reigned from 1909 to 1918. One of the sons of Sultan Abdulmejid I, he succeeded his brother Abdul Hamid II after the Young Turk revolution. His reign was marked by the loss of the empire’s many territories and witnessed the Ottoman Empire’s entry into World War I.

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Pancho Gonzales
(American Tennis Player)
Pancho Gonzales
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1995
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Hetty Green
(financier)
Hetty Green
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 21, 1834
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: 1916
 18 
Harriet Lane
(First Lady)
Harriet Lane
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 9, 1830
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Franklin County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: 1903
 19 
Antony Alda
(Actor)
Antony Alda
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Birthdate: December 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Julien, France
Died: 2009
 20 
Mordecai Richler
(Canadian Writer)
Mordecai Richler
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Birthdate: January 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 2001
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Benjamin R. Tillman
(Politician)
Benjamin R. Tillman
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 11, 1847
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Trenton, South Carolina, United States
Died: 1918
 22 
André Citroën
(French Industrialist and the Founder of French Automaker 'Citroën')
André Citroën
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 5, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1935

André Citroën was a French industrialist. He is credited with founding the popular automobile company Citroën and is best remembered for making Citroën cars. He also helped his company become the world's fourth-largest automobile manufacturer by the beginning of the 1930s. In 1998, he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.

 23 
Raaj Kumar
(Actor)
Raaj Kumar
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Birthdate: October 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Loralai, Baluchistan, India
Died: 1996
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Kemal Sunal
(Turkish Actor Best Known For Playing Comedic Roles)
Kemal Sunal
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Birthdate: November 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Malatya, Turkey
Died: 2000

Kemal Sunal was a Turkish actor who achieved immense popularity among Turkish cinema goers for his portrayal of Şaban in many films between 1975 and 1985. Kemal Sunal appeared mostly in comedy films and is considered one of the most popular Turkish actors of his generation.

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Anna Maria Mozart
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's mother)
Anna Maria Mozart
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 25, 1720
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Gilgen, Austria
Died: 1778
 26 
Hipólito Yrigoyen
(Argentine Politician and Two-Time President of Argentina)
Hipólito Yrigoyen
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 12, 1852
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: 1933

Hipólito Yrigoyen was an Argentine politician best remembered for his service as the President of Argentina on two occasions; from 1916 to 1922 and again from 1928 to 1930. He is also remembered for introducing numerous social reforms, including compulsory pensions, regulation of working hours, and improvements in factory conditions, for which he was called the father of the poor.

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Andrian Nikolayev
(Soviet Cosmonaut and the Third Soviet to Travel into Space)
Andrian Nikolayev
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 5, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shorshely, Russia
Died: 2004

Initially part of the Soviet army, Andrian Nikolayev later became a pilot and then joined the Communist Party, before stepping into cosmonaut training. He soon scripted history as the third Russian cosmonaut to make it to space. He was also the husband of pioneering female cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.

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Paolo Villaggio
(Actor)
Paolo Villaggio
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Birthdate: December 30, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: 2017
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Duncan White
(Athlete)
Duncan White
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lathpandura, Kalutara, Basnahira, Srilanka
Died: 1998
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Lew Hoad
(Australian Tennis Player)
Lew Hoad
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glebe, Australia
Died: 1994
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Johnny Copeland
(Musician)
Johnny Copeland
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 27, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haynesville, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1997
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William C. Gorgas
(United States Army Physician and 22nd Surgeon General of the U.S. Army)
William C. Gorgas
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 3, 1854
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toulminville, Alabama, United States
Died: 1920

U.S. Army physician William C. Gorgas was in charge of the sanitation of Panama and successfully eradicated both malaria and yellow fever from the zone, thus paving the way for the construction of the Panama Canal. He was later made part of the Hall of Fame For Great Americans.

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Sergio Pininfarina
(Automobile Designer)
Sergio Pininfarina
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: 2012
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John Hejduk
(American Architect and Educator)
John Hejduk
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 19, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2000

Architect John Hejduk was an alumnus of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and later taught architecture there. He was part of the New York Five and the Texas Rangers architects. He was also known for his signature use of cubes and grids.

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Joel Chandler Harris
(Journalist)
Joel Chandler Harris
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Birthdate: December 9, 1848
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Eatonton, Georgia, United States
Died: 1908
 36 
Rudy Vallee
(Pop Singer, Actor and One of the First Modern Teen Pop Idols)
Rudy Vallee
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 28, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Island Pond, Vermont, United States
Died: 1986
Rudy Vallée was an American musician, singer, radio host, and actor. Having gained popularity at a young age, Vallée was widely regarded as one of the first pop stars to achieve the status of a teen idol. His contribution to radio was honored in 2011 when he was made an inductee of the Vermont Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
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Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
(Prince consort of the Netherlands as the husband of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands)
Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 19, 1876
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Schwerin, Germany
Died: 1934
 38 
Sadeq Chubak
(Iranian Author of Short Fiction, Drama, and Novels)
Sadeq Chubak
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 5, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bandar Bushehr, Iran
Died: 1998

Sadeq Chubak was an Iranian author whose literary works, especially novels, contemplate the dark side of society. In his novels, he often studied the lives of the downtrodden who are victimized by natural deterministic forces and iniquities. Sadeq Chubak is widely regarded as the best naturalist writer in Persian literature.

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Dolf Luque
(Cuban Baseball Player Who Played as a Pitcher)
Dolf Luque
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: 1957
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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
(American Mezzo-Soprano)
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2006

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson was an American mezzo-soprano best remembered for her performances of both contemporary works and Baroque era. Lieberson, who started her career as a violist, began to focus on singing only when she was in her 30s. She then went on to perform at popular venues like the Metropolitan Opera. Lorraine Hunt Lieberson received two Grammy Awards posthumously.  

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Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell
(British Physicist Who Was Prime Scientific Adviser to Winston Churchill in World War II)
Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 5, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baden-Baden, Germany
Died: 1957

Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell was a British physicist known for serving as the prime scientific adviser to Winston Churchill in World War II. Much respected for his scientific brilliance, he was notorious for being arrogant and quarrelsome as a person. He formed a close bond with Churchill and was given a  cabinet seat in Churchill’s second government. 

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Lafayette C. Baker
(American Detective and Spy Who Served the Union Army during the 'American Civil War')
Lafayette C. Baker
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 13, 1826
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stafford, New York, United States
Died: 1868

American detective Lafayette C. Baker who served the Union Army during the American Civil War, is also remembered for his espionage activities. He apparently spied on the Confederate Army for General Winfield Scott. However, in spite of heading the Union intelligence forces, he was sacked for allegedly spying on President Andrew Johnson.

 43 
James Crichton
(Polymath)
James Crichton
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Birthdate: August 19, 1560
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dumfries, Scotland
Died: 1582
 44 
Earl Cameron
(Former actor who played Edmond in the political drama film The Interpreter, which starred Nicole Kidman)
Earl Cameron
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Birthdate: August 8, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pembroke, Bermuda
Died: 2020
 45 
Raoul Salan
(Military personnel)
Raoul Salan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 10, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Roquecourbe, France
Died: 1984
 46 
Spencer Johnson
(Author)
Spencer Johnson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Watertown, South Dakota, United States
Died: 2017
 47 
Bernhard Häring
(Theologian)
Bernhard Häring
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Böttingen, Germany
Died: 1998
 48 
Leopold Blaschka
(Artist)
Leopold Blaschka
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Birthdate: May 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Český Dub, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Died: 1895
 49 
Alfred Kleiner
(Physicist)
Alfred Kleiner
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 24, 1849
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Maschwanden
Died: 1916

Swiss physicist Alfred Kleiner is best remembered for his studies on statistical physics. A physics professor at the University of Zurich, he was later also associated with ETH Zurich. He also became the doctoral thesis supervisor of Albert Einstein after Einstein had major differences with his previous advisor, Heinrich F. Weber.

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Kees Boeke
(Educator)
Kees Boeke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 25, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alkmaar, Netherlands
Died: 1966