Died On June 11th

Discover the most famous people who died on June 11. The list includes people like Christopher Lee, John Wayne, Lev Vygotsky, Robert E. Howard, David Brinkley. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, philosophers and diplomats and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Russia and many more countries.
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John Wayne
(American Actor Who was a Popular Icon During Hollywood's Golden Age)
John Wayne
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Birthdate: May 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Winterset, Iowa, United States
Died: 1979

Famous for his roles in Western films in the mid-20th century, actor John Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. In a career spanning over half a century, he starred in 142 motion pictures. Upon his death, he came to be recognized as “an enduring icon who symbolized and communicated American values and ideals.”

 2 
DeForest Kelley
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Leonard McCoy’ in the TV Series ‘Star Trek’)
DeForest Kelley
8
Birthdate: January 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toccoa, Georgia, United States
Died: 1999
DeForest Kelley, also known as Dee, is remembered for his appearances in Westerns such as Warlock. He also gained fame as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the Star Trek movie and TV franchise. A talented singer, he also sang on various radio shows and appeared on WSB AM
 3 
Dusty Rhodes
(One of the Greatest Wrestlers and Talkers in the History of Professional Wrestling)
Dusty Rhodes
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
Thich Quang Duc
(Former Vietnamese monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963)
Thich Quang Duc
22
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1897 AD
Birthplace: Hội Khánh, Vietnam
Died: 1963
 5 
Lev Vygotsky
(Soviet Psychologist Known for His Work on Psychological Development in Children)
Lev Vygotsky
7
Birthdate: November 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orsha, Belarus
Died: 1934

Lev Vygotsky was a Soviet psychologist best remembered for his groundbreaking work on developmental psychology in children. He is also remembered for his work on the relationship between thought and language, which remains influential to this day. A man with various interests, Vygotsky's work covered topics like the philosophy of science and the psychology of art.

 6 
Ruby Dee
(Actress and Civil Rights Activist Known for Her Pioneering Work in African American Theatre and Films)
Ruby Dee
9
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 2014

Ruby Dee was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, poet, civil rights activist, and journalist. She is best remembered for playing Mahalee Lucas in the 2007 film American Gangster, which earned her the Screen Actors Guild Award for Supporting Role. Dee also won a Grammy and Emmy during her career. She was also a recipient of the National Medal of Arts.

 7 
John Franklin
(Explorer, Royal Navy officer)
John Franklin
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1786
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Spilsby, England
Died: 1847
 8 
Robert E. Howard
(Pulp Fiction Writer)
Robert E. Howard
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Peaster
Died: 1936
 9 
Klemens von Metternich
(Chancellor of the Austrian Empire from 1821 to 1848)
Klemens von Metternich
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 15, 1773
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Koblenz, Germany
Died: 1859
After being appointed the Austrian ambassador to France, Klemens von Metternich met Napoleon many times and apparently had a brief affair with Napoleon’s sister, Caroline, too. He duped Napoleon into thinking he supported France against Russia, and secretly made an alliance with Russia, Prussia, and Britain, to eventually overthrow Napoleon.
 10 
Ron Moody
(Actor)
Ron Moody
2
Birthdate: January 8, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tottenham, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Died: 2015
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 11 
Alexander Kerensky
(Minister-President of the Russian Republic (September 1917 - November 1917))
Alexander Kerensky
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: 1970

Alexander Kerensky was a Russian revolutionary and lawyer who played a major role in the Russian Revolution of 1917. Alexander Kerensky is often portrayed in films and TV series. In the 1971 epic historical drama film Nicholas and Alexandra, he was played by John McEnery. In the 2019 series The Last Czars, he was portrayed by Kestutis Cicenas.

 12 
James III of Scotland
(King of Scotland from 1460 to 1488)
James III of Scotland
3
Birthdate: July 10, 1451
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stirling, Scotland
Died: 1488

James III of Scotland reigned as the king of Scotland from 1460 until his death in 1488. Remembered as an ineffective and unpopular monarch, James was criticized for pursuing the so-called unmanly interests, such as music. He was also criticized for leading the Kingdom of Scotland into war. Over the years, he has been depicted in several historical novels.

 13 
Ann Rutherford
(Actress)
Ann Rutherford
1
Birthdate: November 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: 2012
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 14 
Ornette Coleman
(Composer, Trumpeter, Saxophonist, Jazz musician)
Ornette Coleman
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 9, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Worth
Died: 2015
 15 
Teófilo Stevenson
(Cuban Amateur Boxer Who Competed from 1966 to 1986)
Teófilo Stevenson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Puerto Padre, Cuba
Died: 2012
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 16 
James Brooke
(British Politician and Diplomat)
James Brooke
2
Birthdate: April 29, 1803
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bandel, Hooghly, British India
Died: 1868

Born to an English judge in British India, James Brooke was educated in England and then served the Bengal Army. He later established the Brooke Raj, or the State of Sarawak, in Borneo and reigned as its first White Rajah. He was knighted and later handed over his Raj to his nephew.

 17 
George I of Great Britain
(Former King of Great Britain and Ireland (1714 - 1727))
George I of Great Britain
12
Birthdate: May 28, 1660
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: 1727
George I ruled as the king of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1727. He also ruled the Duchy and Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg from 1698 to 1727. He was the House of Hanover’s first British monarch. George's reign witnessed the rise of Robert Walpole and the cabinet government. 
 18 
R. J. Mitchell
(British Aircraft Designer Known for Designing the Supermarine Spitfire Fighter Used in WWII)
R. J. Mitchell
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Butt Lane, Kidsgrove, England
Died: 1937

Aeronautical designer R. J. Mitchell joined Supermarine at age 21 and worked for them throughout his life. Remembered for designing sea planes, he was also the man behind the fighter aircraft Spitfire, which was used extensively during World War II. The film The First of the Few chronicled his life.

 19 
Belle Boyd
(Confederate Spy in the American Civil War)
Belle Boyd
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 9, 1844
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Martinsburg, Virginia
Died: 1900

Belle Boyd was a Confederate spy who was active during the American Civil War. Operating from her father's hotel in Virginia, Boyd provided key information to Confederate Commander Stonewall Jackson in 1862. Belle Boyd's life and career inspired a series of silent films called The Girl Spy.

 20 
Brigitte Helm
(Actress)
Brigitte Helm
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Birthdate: March 17, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1996
 21 
Gyorgy Ligeti
(One of the Most Important Avant-Garde Composers of the 20th Century)
Gyorgy Ligeti
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Târnăveni, Romania
Died: 2006

Being a descendant of violinist Leopold Auer, Hungarian-Austrian composer Gyorgy Ligeti was no stranger to music in childhood. He lost his entire family, except his mother, to the Holocaust, but that didn’t prevent him from studying music later. He rose to be a legend of avant-garde music.

 22 
Alexander I of Serbia
(Prince)
Alexander I of Serbia
2
Birthdate: August 14, 1876
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade
Died: 1903
 23 
Sarah Kyolaba
(Idi Amin's 5th & last-surviving wife & First Lady of Uganda)
Sarah Kyolaba
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1955 AD
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
Died: 2015
 24 
Mudcat Grant
(Baseball player)
Mudcat Grant
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lacoochee, Florida, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
Anatoly Solonitsyn
(Soviet Actor Best Remembered for His Roles in Andrei Tarkovsky's Films)
Anatoly Solonitsyn
1
Birthdate: August 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bogorodsk, Russia
Died: 1982

Silver Bear-winning Soviet actor Anatoly Solonitsyn is best known for his roles in the films of legendary director Andrei Tarkovsky. Known for his signature reddish beard, he was an unknown theater actor before being discovered by Tarkovsky. Mirror and Solaris remain 2 of his best-known films.

 26 
Pierre Levegh
(French Formula One Driver)
Pierre Levegh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 22, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1955
 27 
Henry the Young King
(King of England)
Henry the Young King
1
Birthdate: February 28, 1155
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1183
 28 
Bernard Bresslaw
(Actor Best Known for His Role in the ‘Carry On’ Films)
Bernard Bresslaw
4
Birthdate: February 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stepney, London, England
Died: 1993

Bernard Bresslaw was an English actor remembered for his work in the Carry On film series. Also a prolific stage actor, Bresslaw performed with the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, and Young Vic Theatre Company. A multi-talented personality, Bernard Bresslaw was also known for his skills as a poet and musician.

 29 
Martin Feldstein
(American Economist Who Served As Chief Economic Advisor to President Ronald Reagan)
Martin Feldstein
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Birthdate: November 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Jim Ed Brown
(Singer-songwriter)
Jim Ed Brown
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sparkman, Arkansas, United States
Died: 2015
 31 
Ghanshyam Das Birla
(Indian businessman)
Ghanshyam Das Birla
11
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pilani, Rajasthan
Died: 1983
 32 
Catherine Cookson
(Novelist)
Catherine Cookson
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: South Shields, County Durham, England
Died: 1998
 33 
Bernard Williams
(Philosopher)
Bernard Williams
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Birthdate: September 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, England
Died: 2003
 34 
Dan Vadis
(Actor)
Dan Vadis
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Birthdate: January 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: 1987
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 35 
Gregory Bateson
(Anthropologist, Philosopher, Sociologist, Psychologist)
Gregory Bateson
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Birthdate: May 9, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grantchester
Died: 1980

Gregory Bateson was an English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, and visual anthropologist. Along with his colleagues, he developed the double-bind theory of schizophrenia. Also a cyberneticist, he was part of the core group of the Macy Conferences in Cybernetics. He was a member of philosopher William Irwin Thompson's esoteric nonprofit foundation Lindisfarne Association.  

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Draga Masin
(Consort)
Draga Masin
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 11, 1866
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
Died: 1903
 37 
Walter Hampden
(Actor)
Walter Hampden
0
Birthdate: June 30, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1955
 38 
William, Prince of Orange
(Prince)
William, Prince of Orange
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 4, 1840
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Noordeinde Palace, The Hague, Netherlands
Died: 1879
 39 
Daniel Carter Beard
(American Illustrator, Author, and Social Reformer Who was a Pioneer of the Youth Scouting Movement)
Daniel Carter Beard
1
Birthdate: June 21, 1850
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 1941

Daniel Carter Beard was an American author, illustrator, social reformer, and Georgist. He is credited with founding the Sons of Daniel Boone, which he later integrated with the Boy Scouts of America. He also served as the editor of Boys' Life magazine and helped his sister assemble the Camp Fire Girls.

 40 
Chesley Bonestell
(Painter)
Chesley Bonestell
0
Birthdate: January 1, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1986
 41 
Emperor Seimu
(13th Legendary Emperor of Japan)
Emperor Seimu
0
Birthdate: 0084 AD
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 0190
 42 
Ove Andersson
(Swedish Rally Driver and the First Head of Toyota’s F1 Programme)
Ove Andersson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dannemora, Sweden
Died: 2008
 43 
Rosa Maria Sardà
(Actress)
Rosa Maria Sardà
0
Birthdate: July 30, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: 2020
 44 
Tito Gómez
(Singer)
Tito Gómez
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico
Died: 2007
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 45 
Karl Bryullov
(Russian Painter)
Karl Bryullov
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Birthdate: December 12, 1799
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1852

Karl Briullov was a Russian painter who played an important role in the transition from neoclassicism to romanticism. Nicknamed Karl the Great, Bryullov is best remembered for producing some of the most memorable works like A Dream of a Girl Before a Sunrise, Italian Midday, and The Last Day of Pompeii.

 46 
Errol Christie
(English Professional Boxer and Boxing Trainer)
Errol Christie
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leicester, United Kingdom
Died: 2017
 47 
Victoria Kalima
(Zambian Politician)
Victoria Kalima
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kitwe, Zambia
Died: 2018

Victoria Kalima was a Zambian politician best remembered for her service as the Minister of Gender from 6 October 2016 until her death on 11 June 2018. During her political career, Victoria Kalima spoke against social evils such as child marriages and was an activist against gender inequality.

 48 
Yolanda of Poland
(Former Princess of Hungary and Duchess of Poland)
Yolanda of Poland
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1235 AD
Birthplace: Esztergom, Hungary
Died: 1298
 49 
Miller Barber
(American Professional Golfer)
Miller Barber
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 31, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2013

Miller Barber was an American golfer who won 11 PGA Tour events. He also enjoyed significant success on the Senior PGA Tour where he won 24 events, the sixth-highest number of victories on the tour. Miller Barber also represented the U.S. national team and helped his team win the 1969 and 1971 Ryder Cups.

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Lonne Elder III
(Actor)
Lonne Elder III
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Birthdate: December 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Americus, Georgia, United States
Died: 1996