Died On July 4th

Discover the most famous people who died on July 4. The list includes people like Marie Curie, Thomas Jefferson, Swami Vivekananda, John Adams, Barry White. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, journalists and novelists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Bob Ross
(Painter, Art Instructor and Television Host)
Bob Ross
71
Birthdate: October 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Died: 1995

Painter, art instructor, and television host, Bob Ross, gained international fame as the creator and host of the instructional TV show, The Joy of Painting. He served in the United States Air Force for several years before embarking on a career as a painter. He had a deep love for animals and cared for several injured squirrels, armadillos, and snakes.

 2 
Marie Curie
(The First Woman to Win a Nobel Prize)
Marie Curie
130
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1934
Amongst the most notable scientists of her time, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the sole person to win two Nobel Prize in two different category, and the first woman professor at the University of Paris—Marie Curie’s list of achievements is incredible. She did extensive research in the field of radioactivity and discovered polonium and radium.
 3 
Thomas Jefferson
(3rd President of the United States)
Thomas Jefferson
83
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 13, 1743
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shadwell, Virginia, United States
Died: 1826

The 2nd Vice President and the 3rd President of America, Thomas Jefferson was one of the Founding Fathers of USA and the principal draftsman of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson was a staunch advocate of democracy and a strong believer of individual rights and religious freedom, despite the fact that he himself owned nearly 600 slaves.

 4 
John Adams
(2nd President of United States (1797-1801))
John Adams
57
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 30, 1735
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1826

One of the Founding Fathers of America, John Adams was a statesman, attorney, and diplomat who served as the second president of the United States. He was a principal leader of the American Revolution. As a lawyer, he was devoted to the right to counsel and presumption of innocence. His administration has been favorably ranked by historians and scholars.

 5 
Barry White
(Singer-songwriter)
Barry White
49
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States
Died: 2003

Barry White was an American musician, composer, singer-songwriter, and record producer. Renowned for his bass-baritone voice, White was one of the most popular vocalists of his generation. Having sold more than 100 million records worldwide, Barry White is counted among the best-selling musicians of all time.

 6 
James Monroe
(One of the Founding Fathers Who Served as the 5th President of the United States)
James Monroe
30
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 28, 1758
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroe Hall, Virginia, United States
Died: 1831

James Monroe, a Founding Father of the U.S., served as the American president from 1817 to 1825. He opposed European colonialism and issued the Monroe Doctrine. He had also been a U.S. secretary of state, the Virginia governor, a U.S. Senate member, and the American ambassador to Britain and France.

 7 
Eva Gabor
(American Actress, Businesswoman, Singer and Socialite)
Eva Gabor
11
Birthdate: February 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1995

Apart from being the sister of renowned actor Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eva Gabor was a talented actor in her own right. Known as Lisa Douglas from the sitcom Green Acres and its sequel, she was also famous for her voice roles in Disney movies. She later launched a fashion collection, too.

 8 
Steve McNair
(American Football Player)
Steve McNair
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mount Olive, Mississippi, USA
Died: 2009
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 9 
Hayreddin Barbarossa
(Ottoman Navy Admiral )
Hayreddin Barbarossa
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1478 AD
Birthplace: Paleokipos, Greece
Died: 1546
Remembered as the Pirate of Algiers and Redbeard, legendary Hayreddin Barbarossa from Lesbos, along with his brother Oruç, plundered ships and ports, terrorizing the Mediterranean coast. His exploits led him to become the admiral of the Ottoman Navy. His victory at Preveza remains his most celebrated one.
 10 
Hannibal Hamlin
(15th Vice President of the U.S.A)
Hannibal Hamlin
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 27, 1809
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1891

Hannibal Hamlin was an American politician and attorney whose public service career spanned more than five decades. The 15th vice president of the US, Hamlin is often counted among the most influential politicians from the state of Maine. Several places in the US, especially in Maine, have been named in his honor. There are also statues in Hannibal Hamlin's likeness.  

 11 
Abbas Kiarostami
(Iranian Director, Producer, Screenwriter and Photographer)
Abbas Kiarostami
13
Birthdate: June 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: 2016

Abbas Kiarostami was an Iranian screenwriter, film director, film producer, photographer, and poet. Over the course of his illustrious career, Kiarostami was honored with numerous awards such as the Jury Special Award at the Tehran International Film Festival and Best Film Award at the Iranian Film Festival for Children and Young Adults. 

 12 
Otto von Habsburg
(Last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary and Former Member of the European Parliament)
Otto von Habsburg
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 20, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Reichenau an der Rax, Austria
Died: 2011

Otto von Habsburg was the son of Charles I, the last emperor of Austria. A staunch opponent of Nazism, he called for the unification and integration of Europe. He had been a European Parliament member and spearheaded the Pan-European Picnic at the Austrian-Hungarian border during the 1989 revolution.

 13 
Marcelo H. del Pilar
9
Birthdate: August 30, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bulakan, Bulacan, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Died: 1896

Marcelo H. del Pilar was a Filipino lawyer, writer, freemason, and journalist. Along with Graciano López Jaena and José Rizal, Del Pilar became known in Spain as the leaders of the Reform Movement. He is considered the Father of Philippine Journalism for his 66 editorials and 150 essays. He is also regarded as the Father of Philippine Masonry.

 14 
Evelyn Keyes
(Actress)
Evelyn Keyes
2
Birthdate: November 20, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died: 2008
 15 
Hank Stram
(American football coach)
Hank Stram
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 3, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2005
 16 
Charles Kuralt
(The First Anchor of 'CBS News Sunday Morning')
Charles Kuralt
5
Birthdate: September 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1997
 17 
Victor Chang
(Surgeon)
Victor Chang
7
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shanghai
Died: 1991

Born to Australian-born Chinese parents in Shanghai, cardiac surgeon Victor Chang grew up in Hong Kong, Myanmar, and Sichuan, in the aftermath of the Second Sino-Japanese War. His mother’s death from breast cancer made him study medicine. The pioneer of heart transplantation, Chang was killed in an extortion attempt.

 18 
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
(Air Force General)
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2002
 19 
Anne Shirley
(Actress)
Anne Shirley
1
Birthdate: April 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1993
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 20 
Ástor Piazzolla
(Former Composer remembered best for pioneering the classical and jazz-influenced Argentine nuevo tango music genre)
Ástor Piazzolla
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 11, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mar Del Plata, Argentina
Died: 1992
 21 
Władysław Sikorski
(Politician, Military personnel)
Władysław Sikorski
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 20, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tuszów Narodowy
Died: 1943

Władysław Sikorski was a Polish political and military leader. He played important roles in both the First and Second World War. A supporter of Polish independence prior to the war, Sikorski fought in the Polish Legions during World War I. He was also an influential figure in the newly created Polish Army that took part in the Polish–Soviet War.

 22 
François-René de Chateaubriand
(French Writer Who Had a Notable Influence on French Literature of the 19th Century)
François-René de Chateaubriand
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 4, 1768
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint-Malo, France
Died: 1848

François-René de Chateaubriand was a French writer, diplomat, historian, and politician. Chateaubriand had a major influence on 19th-century French literature. François-René de Chateaubriand is also remembered for defending the Catholic faith by writing The Genius of Christianity when most intellectuals were turning against the Church. Chateaubriand was a food enthusiast; it is believed that Chateaubriand steak is named after him.

 23 
Bernie Nolan
(Actress)
Bernie Nolan
2
Birthdate: October 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 2013
 24 
Barnett Newman
(Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Architect)
Barnett Newman
0
Birthdate: January 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1970

Barnett Newman was an American artist widely regarded as one of the most prominent figures in abstract expressionism. Although his work was unappreciated for much of his life, it served as a major influence on several younger artists like Bob Law, Frank Stella, and Donald Judd.

 25 
Pati Behrs
(Ballet dancer)
Pati Behrs
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: February 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Turkey
Died: 2004

Pati Behrs was a Russian-American actress and prima ballerina. In addition to being a celebrity, Pati Behrs was also an animal rights advocate who worked closely with the California-based non-profit corporation, Actors and Others for Animals. She presented Actors and Others with her famous baby grand piano, which was later sold to help animals in need.

 26 
Eric Sykes
(British Comedian, Actor and Writer Known for His Work in Several BBC Comedy Programs)
Eric Sykes
1
Birthdate: May 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oldham, Lancashire, England
Died: 2012

English actor-writer Eric Sykes started his career with the radio and gained fame with The Goon Show. He ruled the 1970s with his own show Sykes. He was made an OBE and then promoted to CBE. Due to his partial hearing disability, he would always wear spectacles that contained hearing aids.

 27 
Swami Vivekananda
(Indian Monk & Philosopher Who Introduced the Vedanta and Yoga to the Western World)
Swami Vivekananda
148
Birthdate: January 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: 1902

The founder of the Ramakrishna Mission and Ramakrishna Math, Swami Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu monk, philosopher, and spiritual leader. He is credited with introducing the Indian philosophies of Yoga and Vedanta to the Western world. He is also credited with elevating the status of Hinduism as a major religion in the modern world by raising interfaith awareness.

 28 
Charles Wheeler
(Journalist)
Charles Wheeler
0
Birthdate: March 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany
Died: 2008
 29 
Samuel Richardson
(English Writer, Printer and Publisher Known for Three Epistolary Novels)
Samuel Richardson
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 19, 1689
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mackworth, United Kingdom
Died: 1761
 30 
Ronnie Lane
(Bass Guitarist and Founding Member of Rock-&-Roll Bands 'Small Faces' and 'Faces')
Ronnie Lane
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Plaistow
Died: 1997

Ronnie Lane was an English musician, music producer, and songwriter. He is best remembered as the founding member of the popular rock and roll bands, Small Faces and Faces. Ronnie Lane’s work with the bands earned him a posthumous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 31 
Joey Marella
(Official)
Joey Marella
2
Birthdate: February 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Willingboro Township, New Jersey
Died: 1994
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 32 
Kusunoki Masashige
(Samurai)
Kusunoki Masashige
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1294 AD
Birthplace: Kawachi Provincem, Japan
Died: 1336
 33 
Raynald of Châtillon
(Prince of Antioch (1153 to 1160))
Raynald of Châtillon
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1125 AD
Birthplace: Champagne, France
Died: 1187
 34 
Lothar von Richthofen
(Aviator, Military personnel)
Lothar von Richthofen
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 27, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wrocław
Died: 1922

Lothar von Richthofen was a German flying ace who served during the First World War. He was the younger brother of another aviator Manfred von Richthofen, whose life inspired the 2008 German-British biopic The Red Baron where Lothar von Richthofen was played by German actor Volker Bruch. Richthofen died in a flying accident when he was just 27 years old.

 35 
Pier Giorgio Frassati
(Activist)
Pier Giorgio Frassati
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: 1925
 36 
Giovanni Schiaparelli
(Italian Astronomer and Science Historian)
Giovanni Schiaparelli
1
Birthdate: March 14, 1835
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Savigliano, Italy
Died: 1910

Giovanni Schiaparelli made headlines when he discovered the canals of Mars, suggesting the existence of intelligent life forms on the planet. He also discovered the asteroid named Hesperia and was associated with the Brera Observatory in Milan for more than 40 years. He had also been a senator of Italy.

 37 
Robert Louis-Dreyfus
(French Businessman and Chief Executive Officer of 'Adidas')
Robert Louis-Dreyfus
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2009
 38 
Reginald of Châtillon
(Prince)
Reginald of Châtillon
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1120 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: 1187
 39 
Gerda Steinhoff
(Guard)
Gerda Steinhoff
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 29, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wrzeszcz, Gdańsk, Poland
Died: 1946
 40 
Elisee Reclus
(French Geographer, Writer and Anarchist.)
Elisee Reclus
1
Birthdate: March 15, 1830
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, France
Died: 1905

Elisee Reclus was a renowned French geographer, writer, and anarchist best known for his 19-volume masterwork, La Nouvelle Géographie universelle, la terre et les hommes ("Universal Geography"). He received the Gold Medal of the Paris Geographical Society for this work in 1892. He opposed cruelty to animals and advocated nature conservation. He was also a proponent of naturism. 

 41 
Suzanne Lenglen
(French Tennis Player)
Suzanne Lenglen
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1938
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 42 
Thomas M. Disch
(Author)
Thomas M. Disch
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: 2008
 43 
Laurent Schwartz
(Mathematician, University teacher, Entomologist)
Laurent Schwartz
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 5, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 2002
 44 
Pîhtokahanapiwiyin
(Chief)
Pîhtokahanapiwiyin
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1842 AD
Birthplace: Battleford, Canada
Died: 1886
 45 
Alfred Loewenstein
(Banker whose wealth worth around £12 million in the 1920s)
Alfred Loewenstein
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 11, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1928
 46 
Emich Carl, 2nd Prince of Leiningen
(Nobleman)
Emich Carl, 2nd Prince of Leiningen
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 27, 1763
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bad Dürkheim, Germany
Died: 1814
 47 
Robert S. Woodworth
(Psychologist)
Robert S. Woodworth
0
Birthdate: October 17, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1962
 48 
Theodosius III
(Byzantine emperor)
Theodosius III
0
Birthplace: Greece
Died: 0754
 49 
Barış Akarsu
(Musician, Actor)
Barış Akarsu
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zonguldak, Bartın, Turkey
Died: 2007
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 50 
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
(American Railroad Executive, a Champion Yachtsman, an Innovator and Champion Player of Contract Bridge)
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 6, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakdale, New York, United States
Died: 1970