Died On June 18th

Discover the most famous people who died on June 18. The list includes people like Georgy Zhukov, Roald Amundsen, José Saramago, Maxim Gorky, Ethel Barrymore. Famous personalities featured on this list, include soldiers, novelists, playwrights and military leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, India, Germany & Italy and many more countries.
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XXXTentacion
(Rapper Well Known for His Depressing, and at Times Devastating Music)
XXXTentacion
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 23, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States
Died: 2018

A rapper and singer, XXXTentacion, gained fame with the success of the song, Look at Me, and release of albums like 17 and ?. In his personal life, he faced multiple legal issues from the beginning. He was shot dead at the young age of 20. XXXTentacion had a cult following among the youth owing to his depression and alienation thematic driven music.

 2 
Roald Amundsen
(Norwegian Explorer Who was the First to Reach the South Pole)
Roald Amundsen
45
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 16, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Borge, Norway
Died: 1928

Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer. Specialized in exploring the polar regions, Amundsen was an important figure of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, an era in the exploration of Antarctica. He disappeared in 1928 when he was involved in a rescue mission in the Arctic. Owing to his significant achievements in polar exploration, several places are named after him.

 3 
Georgy Zhukov
(Military Commander)
Georgy Zhukov
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zhukov, Kaluga Oblast
Died: 1974

Soviet general and Marshal of the Soviet Union, Georgy Zhukov, is remembered for overseeing some of the Red Army's most decisive victories during the Second World War. As a young man, he served in the First World War and the Russian Civil War. The recipient of four Hero of the Soviet Union awards, he was made the defence minister.

 4 
Rani Lakshmibai
(Queen of the Princely State of Jhansi & One of the Leading Figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857)
Rani Lakshmibai
45
Birthdate: November 19, 1828
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 1858

Remembered for her heroics against the British, the Indian Joan of Arc Rani Lakshmibai remains an icon of the 1857 Indian Rebellion. The wife of Maharaja Gangadhar Rao, she is known for leading the fight against the British after her husband’s death. She also inspired the legendary lines Khoob Ladi Mardani.

 5 
Clarence Clemons
(Best Known as the Saxophonist of the Rock Band 'The E Street Band')
Clarence Clemons
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: 2011

Clarence Clemons, also popular as The Big Man, gained fame as the saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. While he joined the Maryland State College on both football and music scholarships, a car accident later ended his football dreams. He also had his own band, The Red Bank Rockers.

 6 
Milkha Singh
(Indian Track and Field Sprinter)
Milkha Singh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Govindpura, Pakistan
Died: 2021

Indian track and field legend Milkha Singh, also known as "The Flying Sikh,” was orphaned during the Partition of India. The former army man won four Asian Games gold medals. He also competed in the 1956, 1960, and 1964 Summer Olympics, finishing fourth in the 400-meter event in 1960.

 7 
Big Van Vader
(One of the Greatest Super-Heavyweight Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
Big Van Vader
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 8 
Vera Lynn
(Legendary English Singer Known for Her Performances for the Troops During World War II)
Vera Lynn
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Ham, Essex, England
Died: 2020

Iconic English singer Vera Lynn was a favorite of the masses during World War II and earned the nickname the Forces' Sweetheart, owing to her outdoor concerts for the army. Initially part of a singing troupe, she later became quite a sensation on both radio and TV.

 9 
Maxim Gorky
(Russian Writer Best Known for His Works 'The Lower Depths', 'Mother', 'Chelkash' and 'Children of the Sun')
Maxim Gorky
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 28, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: 1936

Maxim Gorky was a writer and political activist. He is best remembered for founding the socialist realism literary method. Gorky, who was nominated for the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature on five occasions, published several novels that were later adapted into plays, films, and operas. In 1938, Valery Zhelobinsky adapted Gorky's novel Mother into an opera.

 10 
Jack Buck
(Sports commentator)
Jack Buck
3
Birthdate: August 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2002
 11 
Nancy Marchand
(Actress)
Nancy Marchand
6
Birthdate: June 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA
Died: 2000
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Ethel Barrymore
7
Birthdate: August 15, 1879
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1959
 13 
John Cheever
(Novelist & Short Story Writer)
John Cheever
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Quincy
Died: 1982
 14 
Stephanie Kwolek
12
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2014

Stephanie Kwolek was an American chemist remembered for her invention of Kevlar. She worked at the DuPont Company for over four decades and was awarded the company's Lavoisier Medal for her discovery. In 1995, she was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, becoming the fourth woman to be inducted. She also won other awards including the Perkin Medal.

 15 
José Saramago
(Portuguese Writer and Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998)
José Saramago
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 16, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Azinhaga, Portugal
Died: 2010

José Saramago was a Portuguese writer who was honored with the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature. Saramago's books have sold more than two million copies in Portugal alone and have been translated into 25 languages. Among other awards, Saramago has also been honored with the Camões Prize and America Award. He is also credited with establishing the José Saramago Foundation.

 16 
Yi Song-gye
(King)
Yi Song-gye
5
Birthdate: October 27, 1335
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamhung, North Korea
Died: 1408
 17 
Larry Doby
(Baseball player)
Larry Doby
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Camden, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2003
 18 
Pedro Armendáriz
(One of the best-known Latin American movie stars of the 1940s and 1950s)
Pedro Armendáriz
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Birthdate: May 9, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 1963
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 19 
Djuna Barnes
(Artist)
Djuna Barnes
1
Birthdate: June 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Storm King Mountain, New York, United States
Died: 1982
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Curd Jürgens
(Austrian Actor Known for Playing 'Ernst Udet' in the Film 'Des Teufels General' )
Curd Jürgens
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Birthdate: December 13, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Solln, Munich, Germany
Died: 1982

Curd Jürgens was a German-Austrian actor active in both theater and films. Born to parents with no links to the cinema, he never aspired to be an actor and worked as a journalist. He later married an actress who encouraged him to act as well. Naturally skilled at acting, he went on to become a respected character actor.  

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Olga Constantinovna of Russia
(Queen Consort of Greece)
Olga Constantinovna of Russia
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Birthdate: September 3, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pavlovsk, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1926

Olga Constantinovna of Russia was the oldest daughter of Grand Duke Constantine Nikolaievich and his wife, Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg. She was married to King George I of Greece and was the queen consort of Greece as his wife. In this role, she became involved in social and charitable work and founded hospitals and schools. 

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Peter Allen
(Songwriter, Musician, Singer, Pianist)
Peter Allen
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 1992

Peter Allen was an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, and entertainer. Best remembered for his flamboyant stage persona, Allen also enjoyed a concert and cabaret career. His life and career inspired a jukebox musical titled, The Boy from Oz ,which ran on Broadway. In 1993, Peter Allen was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

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Horace Silver
(Pianist)
Horace Silver
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.
Died: 2014
Robert M. La Follette, Sr.
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 14, 1855
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Primrose
Died: 1925
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Giorgio Morandi
(Italian Painter and Printmaker Who Specialized in Still Life)
Giorgio Morandi
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Birthdate: July 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 1964

Italian painter and printmaker Giorgio Morandi is best remembered for his remarkable still life paintings of subjects such as vases, boxes, bottles, and flowers. Though he was hugely inspired by the works of Paul Cézanne, his paintings, known for their gentle, subdued tones, do not fit in any specific school of painting.

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Helmuth von Moltke the Younger
(officer)
Helmuth von Moltke the Younger
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 23, 1848
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Parchim
Died: 1916

Helmuth von Moltke the Younger was a German military officer who served as a general. Moltke the Younger became the Chief of the German General Staff and led the German Army between 1906 and 1914. His influence on Germany's decision to enter World War I has tarnished his legacy. The failure of his Schlieffen Plan has also earned him criticisms.

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Alan Berg
(Radio personality, Lawyer, Journalist)
Alan Berg
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 1984
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Patrick Smith
(American Kickboxer and Mixed Martial Artist)
Patrick Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coalgate, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Tasha Tudor
(Illustrator)
Tasha Tudor
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Birthdate: August 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2008
 30 
Leo III the Isaurian
(Emperor)
Leo III the Isaurian
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Birthdate: 0685 AD
Birthplace: Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
Died: 0741
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Samuel Butler
(Novelist)
Samuel Butler
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 4, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Langar, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: 1902
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Grace O'Malley
(Pirate)
Grace O'Malley
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1530 AD
Birthplace: Umhaill, Ireland
Died: 1603

Part of Irish folklore, Grace O'Malley was known as The Pirate Queen. Born into a seafaring family and was known for her unrelenting attitude toward the English. Known for her exploits in the Nine Years' War, she refused to bow down to Queen Elizabeth, as she herself was a queen.

 33 
Frederick Chiluba
(Second President of Zambia (1991 – 2002))
Frederick Chiluba
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kitwe, Zambia
Died: 2011

Frederick Chiluba was a Zambian politician best remembered for his service as the President of Zambia from 2 November 1991 to 2 January 2002. After leaving office, he became the subject of an arduous investigation regarding alleged corruption. He even went on trial and was acquitted in 2009.

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Ali Akbar Khan
(Musician)
Ali Akbar Khan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 14, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Comilla, in present-day Bangladesh (then East Bengal)
Died: 2009
 35 
Giampiero Boniperti
(Italian Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Giampiero Boniperti
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barengo, Italy
Died: 2021
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 36 
René Fonck
(French Aviator Who Shot Down 75 Planes during World War I)
René Fonck
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 27, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saulcy-sur-Meurthe, France
Died: 1953

French aviator René Fonck is remembered for shooting down 75 planes during World War I and was considered one of the Allied Ace of Aces. He not only received the Médaille Militaire but was also made Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur. He later became a demonstration and racing pilot and a military aviation inspector.

 37 
Douglas Jardine
(English Cricketer)
Douglas Jardine
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 23, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malabar Hill, Mumbai, India
Died: 1958
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 38 
Grace O'Malley
(Pirate)
Grace O'Malley
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1533 AD
Birthplace: Umhaill, Ireland
Died: 1603

One of the most well-known female pirates from Ireland, Grace O'Malley began seafaring at age 11. Also known as Gráinne Mhaol, or Bald Grace, for cutting off her hair in her early days to make her sea journeys easy, she is remembered for her legendary resistance to England and Queen Elizabeth I.

 39 
Henry Jarvis Raymond
(Journalist)
Henry Jarvis Raymond
0
Birthdate: January 24, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Livingston County, New York, United States
Died: 1869
 40 
Harilal Gandhi
(Mahatma Gandhi’s Son)
Harilal Gandhi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1888 AD
Birthplace: New Delhi
Died: 1948
 41 
Florence Bascom
(The First Woman to Become a Geologist in the US)
Florence Bascom
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 14, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1945

The first female geologist from the US, Florence Bascom had both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin and was the second American woman to get a PhD in geology. She was also the first female assistant geologist at the US Geological Survey.

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William Cobbett
(Journalist)
William Cobbett
0
Birthdate: March 9, 1763
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Farnham, Surrey, England
Died: 1835
 43 
Maria Rohm
(Actress)
Maria Rohm
1
Birthdate: August 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2018
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 44 
I. F. Stone
(Journalist)
I. F. Stone
0
Birthdate: December 24, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: 1989
 45 
Finbarr Donnelly
(Singer)
Finbarr Donnelly
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 25, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: 1989
 46 
Christoph Scheiner
(German Jesuit Priest, Physicist and Astronomer)
Christoph Scheiner
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1573
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Markt Wald, Germany
Died: 1650

Christoph Scheiner was a Jesuit priest, astronomer, and physicist. He is credited with inventing the pantograph which he demonstrated in Munich after he was invited by Duke William V of Bavaria. Several schools and streets in Germany are named after him. A lunar crater is also named in his honor.

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Marianne Brandt
(German Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, Metalsmith and Designer)
Marianne Brandt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chemnitz, Germany
Died: 1983

Marianne Brandt was a German painter, photographer, sculptor, designer, and metalsmith. She is credited with designing several household objects like ashtrays, teapots, and lamps that are regarded as a paradigm of modern industrial design. After studying at the Bauhaus art school in Weimar, Marianne Brandt went on to serve as the head of the school's Metal Workshop in Dessau.

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Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr.
(American Military Officer)
Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munfordville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1945
 49 
Jacobus Kapteyn
(Dutch Astronomer Who Used Photography and Statistical Methods in Determining the Motions and Distribution of Stars)
Jacobus Kapteyn
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 19, 1851
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barneveld, Netherlands
Died: 1922

Jacobus Cornelius Kapteyn was a Dutch astronomer best remembered for his studies of the Milky Way. He proved the existence of galactic rotation and was also among the first astronomers to talk about the existence of dark matter as early as 1922. Over the course of his career, Kapteyn was honored with many awards like the James Craig Watson Medal.

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Bogdan Bogdanovic
(Architect)
Bogdan Bogdanovic
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 20, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: 2010