Died On June 28th

Discover the most famous people who died on June 28. The list includes people like Rod Serling, James Madison, Terry Fox, GG Allin, Theodora. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, military leaders and philosophers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Austria and many more countries.
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James Madison
(4th President of The United States)
James Madison
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 16, 1751
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Port Conway, Virginia, United States
Died: 1836

James Madison played an important role in drafting the US Constitution and the US Bill of Rights and is hailed as the Father of the Constitution. He also co-wrote The Federalist Papers, considered to be a seminal work of political science. As president, he led the country into the 1812 war and historians place him as an above-average president.

 2 
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
(The person whose assassination sparked the First World War)
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 18, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: 1914
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the eldest son of Archduke Karl Ludwig, was the heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. He was also the inspector general of the Austro-Hungarian army. His assassination by Young Bosnia member Gavrilo Princip triggered Austria’s conflict with Serbia, leading to World War I.
 3 
Terry Fox
(Canadian Activist Who Became a National Hero and an Inspirational Figure for His Battle Against Cancer)
Terry Fox
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: 1981

Terry Fox was a popular cancer research activist and humanitarian. Despite suffering from cancer and having lost one of his legs to cancer, he embarked on a cross-country run to raise money for cancer research. Although he died at the age of 22, his efforts resulted in a worldwide legacy and gave rise to the annual Terry Fox Run.

 4 
Rod Serling
(Screenwriter and Playwright Best Known for His Work on Anthology TV Series ‘The Twilight Zone’)
Rod Serling
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Birthdate: December 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: 1975

Rod Serling was an American playwright, screenwriter, narrator, and television producer. One of the first writers to write specifically for television, Serling is often credited with legitimizing television drama. He is also credited with creating the much-acclaimed series The Twilight Zone. For his much-publicized clashes with TV executives, Serling was often referred to as the angry young man of Hollywood.

 5 
Michael P. Murphy
(United States Navy SEAL Officer)
Michael P. Murphy
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Smithtown, New York, United States
Died: 2005

Michael P. Murphy was a US Navy SEAL officer. In 2007, Murphy became the first member of the US Navy to be honored with the prestigious Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. He received the award posthumously for his participation in many War on Terrorism missions in Afghanistan, where he died fighting Taliban forces, at the age of 29.

 6 
Pat Summitt
(American women's college basketball head coach)
Pat Summitt
35
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 7 
Billy Mays
(American salesperson)
Billy Mays
13
Birthdate: July 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2009
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
Frank Sutton
(Known for His Role as ‘Sgt. Vince Carter’ in the TV Series ‘Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C..’)
Frank Sutton
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Birthdate: October 23, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1974
Frank Sutton is best remembered for his performance as Vince Carter in the series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. He was a regular guest on Jim Nabors Hour and also appeared in series such as The Untouchables and Love American Style. He had earlier been a Purple Heart- and Bronze Star-winning sergeant. 
 9 
Harlan Ellison
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 10 
Mikhail Tal
(Soviet-Latvian Chess Player Who Became the Youngest World Chess Champion at the age of 23)
Mikhail Tal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: 1992

Mikhail Tal was a Soviet Latvian chess player. Widely regarded as one of the best attacking players and a creative genius, Tal was renowned for his unpredictability and improvisation. He was also known as the magician from Riga for his daring, combinatorial playing style. Since 2006, the Mikhail Tal Memorial has been annually held in Moscow to honor Tal's memory.

 11 
Meshach Taylor
6
Birthdate: April 11, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2014
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 12 
Chris Squire
(English Musician, Singer and Songwriter)
Chris Squire
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kingsbury, London, England
Died: 2015
 13 
GG Allin
(Musician, Singer-Songwriter)
GG Allin
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Birthdate: August 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lancaster
Died: 1993
Punk rock artist and drummer GG Allin is best remembered for his controversial live performances, which involved acts like self-mutilation, and his themes of violence. He was also arrested for assaulting his audience members. He vowed to commit suicide on stage, multiple times, but eventually died of a drug overdose. 
 14 
Stanley Baker
(Welsh Actor, Producer and One of the Top British Film Actors of the Late 1950s)
Stanley Baker
4
Birthdate: February 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ferndale, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: 1976

Stanley Baker was a Welsh actor whose rugged appearance and intense screen persona earned him popularity during the late 1950s and early 1960s. His portrayal of Captain Langford in the 1959 war film Yesterday's Enemy earned him a nomination at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. He received an honorary title of knighthood in 1976.

 15 
Theodora
(Empress Consort of the Byzantine Empire from 527 to 548)
Theodora
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Birthdate: 0500 AD
Birthplace: Paphlagonia
Died: 0548

Theodora was an Eastern Roman empress who was married to Emperor Justinian. She was one of Justinian's chief advisers; she had a strong influence on Justinian. A saint in the Oriental Orthodox Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, Theodora is commemorated on 28 June. Over the years, she has been the subject of several books, films, and video games.

 16 
Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
(Lady-in-waiting, Photographer)
Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 1, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Kingdom of Württemberg
Died: 1914
 17 
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 29, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: 1972

Best known for conceptualizing the Mahalanobis distance, Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis was a renowned Padma Vibhushan-winning Indian statistician who played a major role in his country’s industrialization policies of the Second Five-Year Plan. He also taught at his alma, Presidency College, and was one of the founders of the Indian Statistical Institute.

 18 
Philippe Cousteau
(French Diver, Sailor, Pilot, Director and Cinematographer Specializing in Environmental Issues)
Philippe Cousteau
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 30, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toulon, France
Died: 1979
 19 
Ruslana Korshunova
(Model)
Ruslana Korshunova
4
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Died: 2008
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 20 
Maria Mitchell
(Astronomer)
Maria Mitchell
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 1, 1818
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nantucket
Died: 1889
Maria Mitchell was motivated by her amateur astronomer father to venture into astronomy, and he taught her to operate several astronomical instruments. She later grew up to be America’s first professional female astronomer and is best remembered for discovering the comet 1847 VI, also known as Miss Mitchell's Comet.
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Scotty Moore
(Guitarist, Audio engineer)
Scotty Moore
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: December 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gadsden
Died: 2016
 22 
Abraham Ortelius
(Flemish Cartographer Who Created the World's First Modern Atlas)
Abraham Ortelius
1
Birthdate: April 14, 1527
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: 1598

Flemish cartographer of the 16th century, Abraham Ortelius is remembered as the person who created Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the world’s first modern atlas. Starting his career as an engraver, he later switched to map-making. He also served as Spanish king Philip II’s official geographer and proposed the idea of continental drift.

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Alfred Noyes
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 16, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wolverhampton
Died: 1958
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Alexander Berkman
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 21, 1870
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vilnius
Died: 1936

Alexander Berkman was a Russian-American anarchist and author. He was famous for both his political activism and his writing and was a leading member of the anarchist movement in the early 20th century. He served as the editor of fellow anarchist Emma Goldman's anarchist journal, Mother Earth. He suffered from ill-health in his later years and died by suicide. 

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Sophia Dorothea of Hanover
(Queen)
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover
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Birthdate: March 16, 1687
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanover, Principality of Calenberg
Died: 1757
 26 
Helen Mary Gahagan Douglas
(Actress)
Helen Mary Gahagan Douglas
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Birthdate: November 25, 1900
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boonton, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1980
 27 
Nicolas Hayek
(Entrepreneur)
Nicolas Hayek
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: 2010
 28 
Edward Carpenter
(English Poet and Philosopher)
Edward Carpenter
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 29, 1844
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hove, Sussex, England
Died: 1929
 29 
Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony
(Aristocrat)
Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony
1
Birthdate: 1156
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1189
 30 
Mickey Cochrane
(Baseball player)
Mickey Cochrane
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 6, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1962
 31 
Irina Baronova
(Russian Ballerina and Actress)
Irina Baronova
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 2008

Irina Baronova was a Russian actress and ballet dancer whose popularity peaked during the 1930s when she came to be known as one of the Original Ballet Russe's Baby Ballerinas along with Irina Baronova and Tatiana Riabouchinska. In 2005, she appeared in a documentary titled Ballets Russes and also published her autobiography in the same year.

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Rudolfo Anaya
(American Author Known for His 1972 Novel 'Bless Me, Ultima')
Rudolfo Anaya
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pastura, New Mexico, United States
Died: 2020

Best known for his coming-of-age novel Bless Me, Ultima, American author Rudolfo Anaya mostly includes elements of Spanish folklore and Mexican American heritage in his works. Initially a school teacher, he later taught at the University of New Mexico. He has also penned children’s books and the travelogue A Chicano in China.

 33 
Eugene Bennett Fluckey
(Navy Rear Admiral)
Eugene Bennett Fluckey
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 5, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2007
 34 
Victor Trumper
(Australian Cricketer)
Victor Trumper
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 1915
 35 
Harriet E. Wilson
(American Novelist)
Harriet E. Wilson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 15, 1825
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milford, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1900
 36 
Antoinette Perry
(Actress)
Antoinette Perry
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Birthdate: June 27, 1888
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado,United States
Died: 1946
 37 
Primož Trubar
(writer, translator,theologian, Bible translator)
Primož Trubar
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 19, 1508
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Carniola
Died: 1586

Slovenia’s first book, Catechismus, was said to be authored by Primož Trubar. The Protestant reformer from Rašica also founded the Protestant Church of the Duchy of Carniola. He had also written in German and was the first translator of parts of the Bible into Slovene.

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Theodore Levitt
(American Economist and a Professor at the 'Harvard Business School')
Theodore Levitt
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Birthdate: March 1, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vollmerz, Germany
Died: 2006

Theodore Levitt was a German American educator and economist. He served as a professor at the prestigious Harvard Business School where he edited the Harvard Business Review; Levitt is often credited with popularizing the publication. Over the course of his career, Theodore Levitt won several awards and honors, such as the John Hancock Award and Charles Coolidge Parlin Award.

 39 
Kurt Raab
(Actor)
Kurt Raab
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Birthdate: July 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bergreichenstein, Germany
Died: 1988
 40 
Maironis
(Poet)
Maironis
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 2, 1862
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Raseiniai District Municipality, Lithuania
Died: 1932
 41 
Yanka Kupala
(Belarusian Writer and Poet)
Yanka Kupala
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 7, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maladzechna District, Belarus
Died: 1942

Yanka Kupala was a Belarusian writer and poet who went on to become a symbol of culture of Belarus. Apart from writing poems and plays, Kupala also translated the works of other writers and poets into the Belarusian language. A dramatized version of Yanka Kupala's turbulent and tragic life was depicted in a biopic titled Kupala.

 42 
Velimir Khlebnikov
(Poet)
Velimir Khlebnikov
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 9, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Malye Derbety, Russia
Died: 1922
 43 
Italo Balbo
(Italian Fascist Politician Who Commanded the Country's Air Force and Served as Governor-General of Libya)
Italo Balbo
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 6, 1896
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ferrara
Died: 1940

Italian fascist politician Italo Balbo commanded the country’s air force under the dictatorial rule of Benito Mussolini. He was previously a leader of the Blackshirt militia. However, his pro-British sentiments made Mussolini move him away from Italy to make him the Governor-General of Italian Libya. He was killed by accidental friendly fire.

 44 
Marie Angelique de Scorailles
(Noblewoman)
Marie Angelique de Scorailles
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 27, 1661
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Auvergne, France
Died: 1681
 45 
Thomas Hickey
(Soldier)
Thomas Hickey
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: 1776
 46 
Andronicus IV Palaeologus
(Emperor)
Andronicus IV Palaeologus
1
Birthdate: April 11, 1348
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: 1385
 47 
Yiye Avila
(Puerto Rican Pentecostal Evangelist and Writer)
Yiye Avila
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Camuy, Puerto Rico Camuy, Puerto Rico
Died: 2013
 48 
Boris Christoff
(Opera singer)
Boris Christoff
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 18, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Plovidv, Bulgaria
Died: 1993
 49 
Home Run Baker
(Baseball player)
Home Run Baker
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 13, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Trappe, Maryland, United States
Died: 1963
 50 
Gary DeVore
(Screenwriter)
Gary DeVore
0
Birthdate: September 17, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1997
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)