Died On June 19th

Discover the most famous people who died on June 19. The list includes people like William Golding, Jean Arthur, Joseph Banks, Sir Charles Trevelyan, 1st Baronet, Frank Borzage. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, political leaders, novelists and judges and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Wales & Mexico and many more countries.
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 1 
James Gandolfini
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Tony Soprano’ in the TV Series ‘The Sopranos’)
James Gandolfini
27
Birthdate: September 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westwood, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2013

James Gandolfini was an American actor who achieved the rare feat of being identified more as the character he performed rather than as himself. Years of immaculately performing the role of a powerful crime boss for the TV series, The Sopranos, defined Gandolfini’s legacy forever as a character actor, a legacy he gracefully carried over to the big screen.

 2 
Manute Bol
(Former Professional Basketball Player and the Tallest Player in the History of the NBA)
Manute Bol
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Turalei, South Sudan
Died: 2010

Known for his 7’ 7” frame, Manute Bol made headlines as one of the tallest NBA players ever. Born in Sudan, he was initially a soccer player but quit it because of his height. He later moved to the US to represent basketball teams such as the Golden State Warriors.

 3 
Anton Yelchin
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as 'Pavel Chekov' in the 'Star Trek' Reboot Film Series)
Anton Yelchin
30
Birthdate: March 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 2016

As an actor, who was also interested in photography and playing the guitar, Anton Yelchin was a man of many talents. Unfortunately, he was involved in a freak accident that killed him when he was 27. Such was his impact in Hollywood that a bronze statue of his was erected at his grave and many celebrities attended the unveiling ceremony.

 4 
Peter Townsend
(aviator, writer)
Peter Townsend
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 22, 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yangon
Died: 1995
 5 
Ian Holm
(British Actor Best Known for His Role in the Film 'Chariots on Fire')
Ian Holm
8
Birthdate: September 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goodmayes, Essex, England
Died: 2020
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 6 
Nader Shah
(Shah of Iran from 1736 to 1747)
Nader Shah
12
Birthdate: October 22, 1688
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dargaz, Iran
Died: 1747

Nader Shah reigned over Iran as the Shah of Iran from 1736 until his death in 1747. He is widely regarded as one of the most powerful rulers in the history of Iran. He has also been described as the Napoleon of Persia, thanks to his military genius, which was evident in his several campaigns.

Sir James Matthew Barrie
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 9, 1860
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland
Died: 1937

Sir James Matthew Barrie was a Scottish playwright and novelist. He is credited and remembered for creating the famous fictional character, Peter Pan. In the 1922 New Year Honours, Barrie was made a member of the Order of Merit. Before his death, he gifted the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children with the rights of his Peter Pan works.

 8 
Jean Arthur
( American Broadway and Film Actress)
Jean Arthur
6
Birthdate: October 17, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Plattsburgh
Died: 1991

Jean Arthur was an American film and Broadway actress whose performances in films like Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and You Can't Take It with You established her as the quintessential comedic leading lady of Hollywood. Jean Arthur's contribution to the film industry earned her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 9 
William Golding
(Novelist)
William Golding
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 19, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newquay
Died: 1993

William Golding was a British playwright, novelist, and poet whose novel Rites of Passage earned him the Booker Prize in 1980. In 1983, Golding was honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1988, William Golding was knighted for his contributions to literature. In 2008, he was mentioned in The Times' list of 50 greatest British writers since 1945

 10 
Ed Wynn
(Actor)
Ed Wynn
5
Birthdate: November 9, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1966
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 11 
Nathanael Greene
(Major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War)
Nathanael Greene
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 7, 1742
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Potowomut, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 1786
 12 
Gerry Goffin
(Lyricist, Singer, Songwriter)
Gerry Goffin
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2014
 13 
Maximilian I of Mexico
(Emperor of Mexico from 1864 to 1867)
Maximilian I of Mexico
9
Birthdate: July 6, 1832
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1867
Austrian archduke Maximilian I ruled as the only emperor of the Second Mexican Empire, from 1864 to 1867. He had also been the commander-in-chief of the Imperial Austrian Navy. However, after the French withdrew their support, he was executed by Mexico’s Republican forces, led by Benito Juárez.
 14 
Lee Krasner
(American Abstract Expressionist Painter Who Specialized in Collage)
Lee Krasner
2
Birthdate: October 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1984
Lee Krasner was an American abstract expressionist artist who specialized in collage. She is credited with influencing the artwork of her husband, Jackson Pollock. The Museum of Modern Art held a retrospective exhibition of Lee Krasner's work six months after her demise, making her one of the few female artists to have achieved such an honor.
 15 
Joseph Banks
(British Explorer, Naturalist and Botanist)
Joseph Banks
6
Birthdate: February 24, 1743
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1820

British naturalist Joseph Banks is remembered for accompanying Captain James Cook on his voyage across places such as Brazil and Tahiti. He had also been the president of the Royal Society for over 40 years. Both his herbarium and library now find a place at the British Museum.

 16 
Slim Whitman
(Singer-songwriter)
Slim Whitman
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oak Park, Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: 2013
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 17 
Luca Pacioli
(Italian Mathematician Who is Known as the Father of Accounting and Bookkeeping)
Luca Pacioli
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1447 AD
Birthplace: Sansepolcro, Italy
Died: 1517

Luca Pacioli was an Italian Franciscan friar and mathematician. He worked closely with Leonardo da Vinci and produced works, such as Divina proportione, a book on mathematics. Luca Pacioli was an early contributor to the field which came to be known as accounting. Pacioli is widely regarded as The Father of Accounting and Bookkeeping.  

 18 
Richard Lynch
(Film actor)
Richard Lynch
1
Birthdate: February 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Died: 2012
 19 
Vince Flynn
(Author, Novelist)
Vince Flynn
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2013
 20 
Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall
(Noble)
Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1284 AD
Birthplace: Gascony, France
Died: 1312
 21 
Frank Borzage
(Film Director, Actor)
Frank Borzage
4
Birthdate: April 23, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Died: 1962
 22 
Richard Henry Lee
(Politician)
Richard Henry Lee
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 20, 1732
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stratford, Virginia, United States
Died: 1794
 23 
Sophie of France
(Princess of France)
Sophie of France
1
Birthdate: July 9, 1786
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, France
Died: 1787
 24 
Noboru Takeshita
(Former Prime Minister of Japan (1987 - 1989))
Noboru Takeshita
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 26, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shimane, Japan
Died: 2000

The son of a brewer, Noboru Takeshita had initially been a high-school teacher. He later stepped into politics and joined the Liberal Democratic Party, eventually becoming the prime minister of Japan. He was forced to resign following his involvement in a corruption and insider trading scandal.

 25 
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
(Spanish Novelist Known for His 2001 Novel 'La sombra del viento')
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: 2020

Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón gained international fame with his first adult novel, The Shadow of the Wind. Previously, he had dabbled in the young-adult genre, with novels such as The Prince of Mist. He had initially been associated with the advertising industry and later also wrote scripts.

 26 
Samuel Chase
(Founding Father of the United States and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1796 - 1811))
Samuel Chase
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 17, 1741
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Somerset County, Maryland, United States
Died: 1811

Samuel Chase was one of the founding fathers of the USA. From 1796 to 1811, he served as the Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He was also a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence.

 27 
Ursula Thiess
(Former Actress who had a brief Hollywood career in the 1950s.)
Ursula Thiess
1
Birthdate: May 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 2010
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 28 
Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
(French Naturalist Who Is Known for Establishing the Principle of 'Unity of Composition')
Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
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Birthdate: April 15, 1772
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Étampes, France
Died: 1844

French naturalist Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire is best remembered for his principle of unity of composition. He also laid down the idea of teratology, or the study of animal abnormalities. He was also part of Napoleon’s scientific expedition in Egypt and later taught zoology at the University of Paris.

 29 
Julia Smith
(Director)
Julia Smith
0
Birthdate: May 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1997
 30 
Hillevi Rombin
(Actress)
Hillevi Rombin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: 1996
 31 
Alessandro Marcello
(Composer)
Alessandro Marcello
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 1, 1673
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1747
 32 
Kathleen McKane Godfree
(British Tennis and Badminton Player and the Second Most Decorated Female British Olympian)
Kathleen McKane Godfree
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1992

Kathleen McKane Godfree was a British badminton and tennis player. Godfree won two Wimbledon singles titles. She also won two US Open doubles titles and three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. The second-most successful female British Olympian, Godfree won five Olympic medals in two Olympic Games. In 1978, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

 33 
Torcuato Fernández-Miranda
(Spanish Politician and Lawyer)
Torcuato Fernández-Miranda
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 10, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gijon, Asturias, Spain
Died: 1980
 34 
Juan Bautista Alberdi
(Former Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Argentina and Diplomat)
Juan Bautista Alberdi
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 29, 1810
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
Died: 1884

Initially a member of the Generation of ’37 intellectual movement, Juan Bautista Alberdi opposed Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas and was thus exiled. He later studied law in Uruguay. He is best remembered for his iconic book Bases and Starting Points for the Political Organization of the Argentine Republic.

 35 
Count Flemming Valdemar of Rosenborg
(Prince)
Count Flemming Valdemar of Rosenborg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2002
 36 
Fan Zhongyan
(Chinese Poet, Politician, Philosopher and Writer Known for His CI Poetry)
Fan Zhongyan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 5, 0989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Suzhou, China
Died: 1052

Song dynasty scholar Fan Zhongyan rose up to be the kingdom’s chancellor and fought against corruption. He is known for his iconic saying “Be the first to care for the nation’s fate and the last to enjoy its comforts.” Though he owned a profitable farm, he spent a lot on charity.

 37 
Cordelia E. Cook
(The First Woman in the US Army to Receive Both the 'Purple Heart' and the 'Bronze Star Medal')
Cordelia E. Cook
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Thomas, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1996

Cordelia E. Cook was an American combat nurse who served in the US Army Nurse Corps during the Second World War. Cook was the first woman in the history of the US Army to receive both the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal. After the war, Cordelia E. Cook worked as a nurse at Doctors Hospital North in Ohio.

 38 
Alexander Dalrymple
(Geographer and hydrographer)
Alexander Dalrymple
0
Birthdate: July 24, 1737
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Hailes, Scotland
Died: 1808
 39 
Mario Soldati
(Author and director)
Mario Soldati
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 17, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: 1999
 40 
G. David Schine
(American Film Producer)
G. David Schine
4
Birthdate: September 11, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gloversville, New York, United States
Died: 1996

Born to hotel tycoon Junius Myer Schine, G. David Schine was educated at Harvard. He was dragged into a controversy for his association with anti-communist Sen. Joe McCarthy. A plane crash killed both him and his wife, former Miss Universe Hillevi Rombin, and their son who was piloting the plane.

 41 
Marguerite-Élie Guadet
(Former 3rd President of the National Convention of France)
Marguerite-Élie Guadet
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 20, 1758
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Émilion, France
Died: 1794

Marguerite-Élie Guadet was a French politician who played an important role during the Revolutionary period. During the French Revolution, Guadet led the Girondin faction of working-class revolutionaries. An ardent supporter of the democratic monarchy, Marguerite-Élie Guadet opposed the ministers of Louis XVI.

 42 
Tad Jones
(Football Player)
Tad Jones
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Excello, Ohio, United States
Died: 1957
 43 
Ethel Rosenberg
(American Citizen Who was Convicted of Spying in Favor of Soviet Union)
Ethel Rosenberg
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 1953

Ethel Rosenberg was an American citizen who was convicted along with Julius Rosenberg of spying in favor of the Soviet Union. Ethel and Julius were convicted of passing top-secret information about sonar, radar, valuable nuclear weapon designs, and jet propulsion engines to the Soviet Union. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed by the American government in 1953.

 44 
Óscar Ribas
(Writer)
Óscar Ribas
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Luanda, Angola
Died: 2004
 45 
Miguel Morayta
(Spanish Film Director and Screenwriter)
Miguel Morayta
0
Birthdate: August 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Villahermosa, Spain
Died: 2013

Renowned Spanish filmmaker Miguel Morayta had fought for the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War but left Spain to move to eventually settle in Mexico, where he revolutionized filmmaking. He gathered experience as both a technician and a director and ended up directing over 80 films, such as Amor perdido.

 46 
Marie Vieux-Chauvet
(Writer)
Marie Vieux-Chauvet
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Died: 1973
 47 
Thomas J. Watson
(Entrepreneur)
Thomas J. Watson
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 17, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Campbell, New York, United States
Died: 1956
 48 
James Salter
(Novelist)
James Salter
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 10, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2015
 49 
Henri, Count of Paris
(Aristocrat)
Henri, Count of Paris
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Le Nouvion-en-Thiérache, France
Died: 1999
 50 
Kōsō Abe
(Military personnel)
Kōsō Abe
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 24, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mikawa, Yamagata, Japan
Died: 1947