Died On June 20th

Discover the most famous people who died on June 20. The list includes people like William IV of the United Kingdom, Georges Lemaître, Jack Kilby, Salim Ali, Kurt Alder. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, soldiers and emperors & kings and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Ryan Dunn
(Stunt Performer)
Ryan Dunn
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Birthdate: June 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Medina, Ohio, USA
Died: 2011
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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William IV of the United Kingdom
(King of the United Kingdom (1830 - 1837))
William IV of the United Kingdom
6
Birthdate: August 21, 1765
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1837
William IV, the third son of George III, was the king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and that of Hanover, from 1830 to 1837. His stint in the Royal Navy earned him the nickname “Sailor King.” He introduced electoral reforms, abolished slavery, and restricted child labor.
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Georges Lemaître
(Scientist & Priest)
Georges Lemaître
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 17, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charleroi, Belgium
Died: 1966

Georges Lemaître was a mathematician, astronomer, and professor of physics. Lemaître was the first person to theorize that the expansion of the universe can be used to explain the recession of nearby galaxies. In 1927, Lemaître published the first estimation of the Hubble constant. He also came up with the Big Bang theory to explain the origin of the universe.

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Louis The Pious
(King of Aquitaine, King of Franks & Co-Emperor (Holy Roman Empire))
Louis The Pious
2
Birthdate: April 16, 0778
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
Died: 0840
Son of Charlemagne, Louis The Pious, became the king of Aquitaine at age 3. He crowned himself the emperor of the Franks immediately after his father’s death. His reign was riddled with three civil wars, while his death caused another civil war, which finally culminated in the Treaty of Verdun.
 5 
Sophie Gradon
(English Model)
Sophie Gradon
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England
Died: 2018

Sophie Gradon was an English marketing manager and model. She is remembered for appearing in the dating reality series Love Island, where she dated Katie Salmon, becoming the show's first same-sex couple. Also known for her charity work, Gradon promoted the NE1 campaign, through which she raised funds for charities. Gradon took her own life at the age of 32.

 6 
Jack Kilby
(Inventor of integrated circuit)
Jack Kilby
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Birthdate: November 8, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jefferson City
Died: 2005

Nobel Prize-winning engineer Jack Kilby is best remembered for his contribution to the development of the integrated circuit. Born to an electrical engineer, he had his first brush with gadgets as an amateur radio operator. Initially a Texas Instruments employee, he later also taught at the Texas A&M University.

 7 
Bernard Mannes Baruch
(Financier)
Bernard Mannes Baruch
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 19, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Camden, South Carolina, United States
Died: 1965
 8 
Salim Ali
(Ornithologist)
Salim Ali
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 12, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: 1987

Known as the Birdman of India, legendary ornithologist Salim Ali was the first to conduct bird surveys in India. The Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan winner is best remembered for penning the book The Book of Indian Birds, and for setting up the Bharatpur and Ranganathittu bird sanctuaries.

 9 
Erwin Chargaff
( Austro-Hungarian Biochemist Who Emigrated to America During the Nazi Era)
Erwin Chargaff
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 11, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Died: 2002

Erwin Chargaff was a biochemist and writer who worked at the Columbia University medical school as a professor of biochemistry. He is credited with discovering the Chargaff's rules, which played an important role in the discovery of the DNA's double helix structure. Also a prolific writer, Erwin Chargaff authored several books, including an autobiography.

 10 
LeRoy Neiman
(Artist, Painter)
LeRoy Neiman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Paul
Died: 2012
 11 
Axel von Fersen the Younger
(Swedish Count Who Served as the Minister to the King of France from 1790 to 1793)
Axel von Fersen the Younger
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1755
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1810

Axel von Fersen the Younger was a Swedish count who served as the Minister to the King of France from 1790 to 1793. He also served as the Minister to the Emperor of Austria in 1791. A diplomat and statesman, Axel von Fersen the Younger earned the friendship of Marie Antoinette Josèphe Jeanne through his diplomacy.

 12 
Jim Kiick
(American football player)
Jim Kiick
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lincoln Park, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Josef Breuer
(Austrian Physician)
Josef Breuer
2
Birthdate: January 15, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1925

Psychoanalyst and physician Josef Breuer inspired what later came to be known as Sigmund Freud’s cathartic method to treat mental ailments. His experiments with his patient Anna O. proved the therapeutic effect of the talking cure. He had also conducted research on the respiratory cycle and discovered the Hering-Breuer reflex.

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Conrad Schumann
(Soldier)
Conrad Schumann
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zschochau
Died: 1998
 15 
Manuel Belgrano
(Argentine Public Servant, Economist, Politician and Journalist)
Manuel Belgrano
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 3, 1770
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: 1820

Manuel Belgrano was an Argentine lawyer, politician, economist, journalist, and military leader. Widely regarded as one of the most important Libertadores of Argentina, Belgrano played a prominent role in the Argentine Wars of Independence and is credited with creating the Flag of Argentina. Manuel Belgrano is regarded as one of the greatest heroes in the history of Argentina.

 16 
Dmitri Ivanovsky
(Russian Botanist, the Co-Discoverer of Viruses and One of the Founders of Virology)
Dmitri Ivanovsky
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 28, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gdov, Russia
Died: 1920

Best remembered for his co-discovery of viruses during his research on the mosaic disease in tobacco, Russian botanist Dmitri Ivanovsky is regarded as one of the pioneers of virology. Interestingly, following his discovery, he didn’t focus on virology much and taught plant anatomy and physiology instead.

 17 
Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès
(French President of the Conservative Senate (1799 -1800) and Political Writer)
Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 3, 1748
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fréjus, France
Died: 1836

Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, also known as the Abbé Sieyès, was a French Roman Catholic Abbé, clergyman, and political writer. He was a chief political theorist of the French Revolution and held offices in the French Consulate government. He is credited to have coined the term sociologie in an unpublished manuscript. He led a rather uninvolved social life.

 18 
Claydes Charles Smith
(Musician)
Claydes Charles Smith
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2006
 19 
John B. Kelly Sr.
(American Rower and Olympic Gold Medalist)
John B. Kelly Sr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 4, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1960
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Florestan, Prince of Monaco
(Prince)
Florestan, Prince of Monaco
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 10, 1785
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1856
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Kurt Alder
(Chemist)
Kurt Alder
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 10, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Königshütte (Chorzów), Silesia
Died: 1958

Kurt Alder was a German chemist whose work on the Diels-Alder reaction, which is named after him and his teacher Diels, earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1950. Alder is also remembered for working with Ferdinand Münz, the inventor of EDTA. Over the course of his career, Kurt Alder won many prestigious awards and honorary degrees.

 22 
Andrew Sarris
(Film critic)
Andrew Sarris
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Birthdate: October 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2012
 23 
John Akii-Bua
(Ugandan Hurdler and the First Olympic Champion)
John Akii-Bua
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lira, Uganda
Died: 1997
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Lawrence Payton
(Tenor)
Lawrence Payton
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died: 1997
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Lil Snupe
(American Rapper and Songwriter)
Lil Snupe
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Winnfield, Louisiana
Died: 2013
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Miriam Schapiro
(Artist)
Miriam Schapiro
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Birthdate: November 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 2015

American-Canadian artist Miriam Schapiro experimented with minimalism, abstraction, and geometry and often expressed her own feminist thoughts though her art. Her best-known works include Anatomy of a Kimono, the sculpture Dollhouse, and her art inspired by Jewish heritage, such as Mother Russia. She was also skilled in creating femmage art.

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Jim Shoulders
(American Professional Rodeo Cowboy and Rancher)
Jim Shoulders
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2007
 28 
Horace Lindrum
(Australian Professional Snooker and Billiards Player)
Horace Lindrum
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 1974
 29 
Peter Thomson
(Only Golfer in the Modern Era to Win a Major Three Times in Succession)
Peter Thomson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Died: 2018

Peter Thomson was an Australian golfer best remembered for winning the Open Championship on five occasions between 1954 and 1965. He won three consecutive Championship titles in 1954, 1955, and 1956, becoming the only modern era golfer to win a major on three successive occasions. In 1988, Peter Thomson was made an inductee of the World Golf Hall of Fame.   

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Shaaban bin Robert
(Poet)
Shaaban bin Robert
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tanga, Tanzania
Died: 1962
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Yelü Chucai
(Chinese statesman)
Yelü Chucai
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 24, 1190
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zhongdu
Died: 1244

Yelü Chucai was a Khitan statesman who served as an administrator and adviser of the early Mongol Empire. Apart from playing a major role in the Mongol invasions and conquests, Yelü Chucai also introduced several reforms in North China during Genghis Khan's reign. He also played an important role during the reign of Genghis Khan's successor Ögedei.

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Ian Clunies Ross
(Scientist)
Ian Clunies Ross
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 22, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 1959
 33 
Larry Collins
(Writer)
Larry Collins
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 14, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2005
 34 
James Clarence Mangan
(Poet)
James Clarence Mangan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 1, 1803
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1849
 35 
Herbert Bayard Swope
(Journalist)
Herbert Bayard Swope
1
Birthdate: January 5, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 1958
 36 
Clifton Fadiman
(Author)
Clifton Fadiman
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1999
 37 
Vasily Tikhomirov
(Russia Ballet Dancer and Choreographer Who Helped Develop the Vigorous Style and Technical Virtuosity of the Bolshoi Ballet)
Vasily Tikhomirov
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1956

A renowned Bolshoi Ballet dancer, Vasily Tikhomirov is best remembered for his performance in The Red Poppy with his wife Yekaterina Geltzer. His powerful and masculine moves added to the typical Bolshoi Ballet style of dance. He developed the Bolshoi school markedly after the 1917 Revolution.

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Prodigy
(Rapper)
Prodigy
35
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hempstead, Long Island, New York
Died: 2017

Rapper Albert Johnson, better known by his pseudonym, Prodigy, gained fame as the lead vocalist of the hip-hop band Mindless Behavior, which released the chartbusting single My Girl. He was also part of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, with Havoc. He has also co-written a crime novel and a cookbook.

 39 
Empress Wanrong
(Empress Consort of Manchukuo)
Empress Wanrong
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Birthdate: November 13, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: 1946
 40 
Christoph Dientzenhofer
(Architect)
Christoph Dientzenhofer
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 7, 1655
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brannenburg, Germany
Died: 1722
 41 
Wilhelm Bauer
(Inventor)
Wilhelm Bauer
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Birthdate: December 23, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dillingen, Germany
Died: 1875
 42 
Fyodor II of Russia
(Emperor)
Fyodor II of Russia
0
Birthdate: 1589 AD
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1605
 43 
Bill Daniel
(5th Appointed Governor of Guam)
Bill Daniel
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dayton, Texas, United States
Died: 2006
 44 
Ralph F. Hirschmann
(Chemist)
Ralph F. Hirschmann
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 6, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fürth, Germany
Died: 2009
 45 
Pedro Lima
(Actor)
Pedro Lima
2
Birthdate: April 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Luanda, Angola
Died: 2020
 46 
Carl Friedrich Abel
(Composer)
Carl Friedrich Abel
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 22, 1723
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Köthen (Anhalt), Germany
Died: 1787
 47 
Roberto Rosato
(Football player)
Roberto Rosato
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chieri, Italy
Died: 2010
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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William E. Fairbairn
(Judoka)
William E. Fairbairn
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 28, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rickmansworth
Died: 1960
 49 
Hucbald
(Musical Composer)
Hucbald
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 0840 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: 0930
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Willem Barentsz
(Dutch Navigator, Cartographer, and Arctic Explorer)
Willem Barentsz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1550 AD
Birthplace: Terschelling, Netherlands
Died: 1597

Willem Barentsz was a Dutch cartographer, navigator, and Arctic explorer. Barentsz was part of three expeditions in search of a Northeast passage to the far north. Although the first two expeditions were unsuccessful, Willem Barentsz and his crew discovered Bear Island and Spitsbergen during their third expedition. Many places, including the Barents Sea, have been named in his honor.