Died On June 23rd

Discover the most famous people who died on June 23. The list includes people like Vespasian, Jonas Salk, Aaron Spelling, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Wilhelm Weber. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, soldiers, physicists and philosophers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, India, Germany & France and many more countries.
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John McAfee
(Computer Programmer and Businessman Who Wrote the First Commercial Anti-Virus Software)
John McAfee
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 18, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England
Died: 2021

John McAfee is an English-American businessman and computer programmer. He is credited with founding one of the most popular software companies of all time, McAfee Associates, which specializes in producing enterprise security software. After leaving the company, which is now owned by TPG Capital and Intel, John McAfee went on to found other companies like Tribal Voice and Future Tense Central.

 2 
Peter Falk
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Lieutenant Columbo’ in the TV Series ‘Columbo’)
Peter Falk
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Birthdate: September 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2011
Best known for his Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning performance in Columbo, Peter Falk was one of TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time. He also held art exhibitions and loved chess. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease before death. His plight inspired the passage of the Peter Falk's Law.
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Jonas Salk
(Medical researcher)
Jonas Salk
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 28, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1995

If the world is successful in its fight against polio, the credit goes to American virologist Jonas Salk who developed a vaccine for the disease. Described as a “miracle worker”, his concerns for humanity were reflected in the fact that he did not claim a patent for the vaccine. He founded the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, based in California.

 4 
Vespasian
(Roman Emperor Who Reigned from AD 69 to 79)
Vespasian
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Birthdate: November 18, 0009
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Falacrine
Died: 0079
Vespasian, the Roman emperor from 69 to 79 AD, established the Flavian dynasty. He was the first emperor from an equestrian family and a great military leader who was the legate of Legio II Augusta. Nero committed suicide when Vespasian besieged Jerusalem, leading to the Year of the Four Emperors.
 5 
Ed McMahon
(actor, officer, radio personality)
Ed McMahon
2
Birthdate: March 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: 2009
 6 
Maureen O'Sullivan
(Actress)
Maureen O'Sullivan
5
Birthdate: May 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland
Died: 1998
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 7 
Dick Van Patten
1
Birthdate: December 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kew Gardens, New York, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Betty Shabazz
(Educator and Activist Best Known as the Wife of African-American Activist Malcolm X)
Betty Shabazz
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pinehurst, Georgia, United States
Died: 1997

Civil rights activist and educator Betty Shabazz, or Betty X, was the wife of Black nationalist leader Malcolm X. Raised by her adoptive parents in Detroit, she met Malcolm X at a Nation of Islam event in Harlem. She died when her apartment was set on fire set by her grandson.

 9 
Aaron Spelling
(Film and television producer)
Aaron Spelling
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Birthdate: April 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: 2006
 10 
Chuck Taylor
(Basketball player)
Chuck Taylor
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brown County, Indiana, United States
Died: 1969
 11 
Ralph Stanley
(American Bluegrass Artist)
Ralph Stanley
1
Birthdate: February 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: McClure, Virginia, United States
Died: 2016
 12 
Henry Murray
(Psychologist)
Henry Murray
1
Birthdate: May 13, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: 1988
 13 
Buster Merryfield
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Birthdate: November 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Battersea, London, England
Died: 1999
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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John Laurie
(Actor)
John Laurie
5
Birthdate: March 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK
Died: 1980
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
William S. Hart
(Actor)
William S. Hart
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Birthdate: December 6, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States
Died: 1946
 16 
Richard Matheson
(American Author and Screenwriter)
Richard Matheson
1
Birthdate: February 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Allendale, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2013
 17 
Dave Bartholomew
(Composer, Record Producer)
Dave Bartholomew
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Edgard, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2019
 18 
Balaji Baji Rao
(8th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire (1740-61))
Balaji Baji Rao
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Birthdate: December 8, 1720
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Died: 1761
 19 
Koxinga
(Ming Loyalist General and Former Ruler of the Kingdom of Tungning (1661 - 1662))
Koxinga
1
Birthdate: August 27, 1624
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hirado, Hizen Province, Japan
Died: 1662

Koxinga was a Ming loyalist who opposed and resisted the Manchu invasion of China. In 1661, he established the House of Koxinga after defeating the Dutch military camp in Taiwan. He then ruled the Kingdom of Tungning from 1661 to 1662. Today, Koxinga is considered a deity in coastal China and is worshiped in places like Taiwan and Southeast Asia.

 20 
Maynard Jackson
(Mayor of Atlanta)
Maynard Jackson
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Died: 2003
 21 
Syama Prasad Mookerjee
(Indian Politician)
Syama Prasad Mookerjee
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calcutta, India
Died: 1953
 22 
Matthias Jakob Schleiden
(German Botanist & Co-founder of 'Cell Theory')
Matthias Jakob Schleiden
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 5, 1804
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: 1881

Matthias Jakob Schleiden was a German botanist who is credited with co-founding cell theory along with Rudolf Virchow and Theodor Schwann. He is also remembered for his service as a professor at the University of Dorpat from the mid 1860s.

 23 
Wilhelm Weber
(Physicst)
Wilhelm Weber
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 24, 1804
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wittenberg, Saxony, Holy Roman Empire
Died: 1891

German physicist Wilhelm Weber is remembered for inventing the first electromagnetic telegraph, along with Carl Friedrich Gauss. The Copley Medal-winning scientist had also taught at the universities of Göttingen and Leipzig. The SI unit of magnetic flux, formerly known as the coulomb, was later named the weber in his honor.

 24 
Doppo Kunikida
(Japanese Author of Novels and Romantic Poetry During the Meiji Period)
Doppo Kunikida
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 30, 1871
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chōshi, Chiba, Japan
Died: 1908
A Japanese author who wrote novels and romantic poetry, Kunikida Doppo belongs to the Meiji period. Noted as one of the inventors of Japanese naturalism, Doppo served in the Sino-Japanese War as a reporter. After war, he published a compilation of poems titled Doppo's Poems. Later, he published a romantic short story titled Musashino followed by Doppo shu and Unmei.
 25 
Zarah Leander
(Singer)
Zarah Leander
1
Birthdate: March 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Karlstad, Sweden
Died: 1981
 26 
Clyfford Still
(American Painter)
Clyfford Still
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Birthdate: November 30, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grandin, North Dakota, United States
Died: 1980
 27 
Pete Quaife
(Musician)
Pete Quaife
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tavistock, England
Died: 2010
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Heinrich Hofmann
(Painter)
Heinrich Hofmann
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Birthdate: March 19, 1824
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: 1911
 29 
Leandro
(Singer-songwriter)
Leandro
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Goianápolis, State of Goiás, Brazil
Died: 1998

Leandro was a Brazilian singer and songwriter. Along with his younger brother, Leonardo, he formed the country duo, Leandro & Leonardo. Born into a large family, he began working odd jobs as a young boy. He eventually began a musical career with his brother and found considerable success. Sadly, he died of cancer at the young age of 36.  

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Reinhold Glière
(Composer)
Reinhold Glière
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 11, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: 1956
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Malgorzata Braunek
(Actress)
Malgorzata Braunek
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Birthdate: January 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Szamotuly, Poland
Died: 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Imogen Cunningham
(Photographer)
Imogen Cunningham
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: April 12, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: 1976
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Shana Alexander
(Journalist)
Shana Alexander
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Birthdate: October 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2005
 34 
Cecil Sharp
(Musician)
Cecil Sharp
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 22, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1924
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Bobby Bland
(Singer)
Bobby Bland
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Millington, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2013
 36 
Donald Hall
(Poet)
Donald Hall
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2018
 37 
Boris Vian
(Writer)
Boris Vian
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 10, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ville-d'Avray, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Died: 1959
 38 
Ray Lindwall
(Australian Cricketer and One of the Greatest Fast Bowlers of All Time)
Ray Lindwall
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mascot, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 1996
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 39 
Michael Herr
(Writer and war correspondent, known as the author of Dispatches (1977))
Michael Herr
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2016
 40 
James Stagg
(Meteorologist)
James Stagg
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 30, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland
Died: 1975
 41 
Louise Marie Adelaide de Bourbon, Duchess of Orleans
(Aristocrat)
Louise Marie Adelaide de Bourbon, Duchess of Orleans
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 13, 1753
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hôtel de Toulouse, Paris, France
Died: 1821
 42 
Brian London
(English Professional Boxer)
Brian London
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Hartlepool, County Durham, England
Died: 2021
 43 
Eduard Dietl
(German Military Personnel)
Eduard Dietl
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 21, 1890
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bad Aibling, Germany
Died: 1944
 44 
Heinrich Schnee
(Politician, Governor)
Heinrich Schnee
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 4, 1871
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Haldensleben, Germany
Died: 1949
 45 
Pedro de Mendoza
(Spanish Soldier and Explorer)
Pedro de Mendoza
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1499 AD
Birthplace: Guadix, Granada, Spain
Died: 1537

Pedro de Mendoza was a Spanish conquistador, explorer, and soldier who served as the first adelantado of New Andalusia. He is best remembered for exploring South America at his own expense and founding the city of Buenos Aires in 1536. Pedro de Mendoza suffered from syphilis throughout his life which made him ineffective as a leader.

 46 
Albert Gleizes
(Painter, Artist)
Albert Gleizes
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 8, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1953
 47 
Odile Versois
(Actress)
Odile Versois
0
Birthdate: June 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1980
 48 
Michael Arlen
(British Writer Most Famous for His Satirical Romances Set in English Smart Society)
Michael Arlen
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 16, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ruse, Bulgaria
Died: 1956

Michael Arlen was born in Bulgaria, into an Armenian merchant family that had escaped to avoid persecution in the Ottoman Empire. The family then moved to England, where he later penned his iconic novel The Green Hat. Apart from romances, he also wrote thrillers, one of which was adapted by Hitchcock.

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Lea Padovani
(Actress)
Lea Padovani
1
Birthdate: July 28, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montalto di Castro, Italy
Died: 1991
 50 
Frank Giering
(Actor)
Frank Giering
0
Birthdate: November 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: 2010