Died On June 29th

Discover the most famous people who died on June 29. The list includes people like Katharine Hepburn, Jayne Mansfield, Henry Clay, Lana Turner, Rosemary Clooney. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, actresses, political leaders and poets and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Italy and many more countries.
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Katharine Hepburn
(The Greatest Female Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Katharine Hepburn
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Birthdate: May 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2003

Katharine Hepburn served as the leading American actress for over six decades. She is regarded as an influential cultural figure and was included in the popular book Women Who Changed The World. Katharine Hepburn is also named in lists like 300 Women Who Changed the World, 100 Icons of the Century, and 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons of All Time.

 2 
Jayne Mansfield
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Rita Marlowe’ in the Broadway Play 'Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?)
Jayne Mansfield
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Birthdate: April 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1967

One of the early Playboy Playmates, Jayne Mansfield was a popular sex symbol of Hollywood during the 1950s. Although she had a short-lived film career, she was very popular for her well-publicized publicity stunts, including wardrobe malfunctions. She started a new trend by becoming the first major actress of the post-silent film era to act in a nude scene!

 3 
Rosemary Clooney
(Actress and Singer)
Rosemary Clooney
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Birthdate: May 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Maysville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2002
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner Rosemary Clooney, aunt of George Clooney, was known for her roles in movies such as White Christmas and for her hit jazz/pop tracks such as This Ole House. She chaired a foundation for the brain-injured, in memory of her sister, and also authored two autobiographies. 
 4 
Lana Turner
(One of the Highest Paid Actresses in the United States During the 1940s)
Lana Turner
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Birthdate: February 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wallace, Idaho, United States
Died: 1995

Widely regarded as a legend of classical Hollywood cinema, Lana Turner was one of the most prominent and highest-paid actresses in the mid-1940s. Also considered a popular culture icon of Hollywood glamor, Turner also achieved success as a pin-up model. Her life and career have inspired several works across art, literature, music, and film. 

 5 
Carl Reiner
(A Legend of American Comedy)
Carl Reiner
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Birthdate: March 20, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Alan Arkin
(Actor, Director & Screenwriter)
Alan Arkin
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Birthdate: March 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2023
Alan Arkin is best known for his Academy Award-winning role in Little Miss Sunshine. Fans also loved him in the movies Argo, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. He has also written several books and directed an Oscar-nominated short film.
 7 
Bob Crane
(Actor)
Bob Crane
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Birthdate: July 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1978
Bob Crane was a radio show host before soaring to fame with his portrayal of Colonel Robert Hogan in the two-time Emmy-nominated series Hogan's Heroes. In his later career, he hosted The Bob Crane Show and performed in dinner theater. He was a victim of an unsolved homicide in 1978.
 8 
Henry Clay
(Political Leader)
Henry Clay
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 12, 1777
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover County, Virginia, United States
Died: 1852

Henry Clay was an American statesman who represented Kentucky in the US House of Representatives as well as US Senate. Considered one of the most important political figures of his era, Clay helped found the Whig Party and the National Republican Party. He is also considered one of the greatest speakers in the history of the US House of Representatives.

 9 
Moctezuma II
(Emperor of Aztec Empire (1502-1520))
Moctezuma II
15
Birthdate: 1466 AD
Birthplace: Tenochtitlan, Mexico
Died: 1520
 10 
Steve Ditko
(American Comics Artist and Comic Writer Best Known for Being Co-creator of Marvel Superhero 'Spider-Man')
Steve Ditko
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 2, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2018

Steve Ditko was a writer and comics artist. He is credited with co-creating popular Marvel Comics superheroes like Doctor Strange and Spider-Man. Ditko is also credited with co-creating Captain Atom, a character that appears in DC Comics. Ditko received several awards including many Alley Awards. In 1994, he was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame.

 11 
Jim Kelly
(American Athlete, Martial Artist and Actor)
Jim Kelly
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2013

Athlete and martial artist Jim Kelly won hearts with his Afro hairstyle and his roles in action film such as Enter the Dragon and Black Belt Jones. Apart from films, he also excelled in karate, winning contests such as the International Middle Weight Karate Championship. He has also played professional tennis.

 12 
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(English poet of the Victorian era, best known for her 'Sonnets From the Portuguese' and 'Aurora Leigh.)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 6, 1806
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kelloe, Durham, England
Died: 1861
 13 
Roscoe Arbuckle
(Actor)
Roscoe Arbuckle
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Birthdate: March 24, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Smith Center, Kansas, United States
Died: 1933
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 14 
Lady Margaret Beaufort
(Mother of King Henry VII of England, Noblewoman)
Lady Margaret Beaufort
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 31, 1443
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bletsoe Castle, Bedfordshire, England
Died: 1509
Lady Margaret Beaufort, descendant of King Edward III, was a significant figure during the Wars of the Roses. She laid the foundation of the Tudor Dynasty by helping her son, Henry Tudor, acquire the English throne. She also established the Cambridge institutes Christ's College and St. John's College
 15 
Héctor Lavoe
(Puerto Rican Singer)
Héctor Lavoe
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Machuelo Abajo, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: 1993
 16 
Lady Randolph Churchill
(Socialite, Mother of Winston Churchill)
Lady Randolph Churchill
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 9, 1854
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cobble Hill, New York, United States
Died: 1921
 17 
Ferdinand I of Austria
(Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary)
Ferdinand I of Austria
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Birthdate: April 19, 1793
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1875

Ferdinand I of Austria reigned as the Austrian emperor from 1835 until his retirement in 1848. As the emperor of Austria, Ferdinand also ruled as the king of Croatia, Hungary, and Bohemia. He also served as the king of Lombardy–Venetia and held several other lesser titles, which any emperor of Austria is entitled to hold.

 18 
Thomas Henry Huxley
(English Biologist and Anthropologist Specialising in Comparative Anatomy.)
Thomas Henry Huxley
4
Birthdate: May 4, 1825
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ealing, London, England
Died: 1895

Thomas Henry Huxley was an English biologist and anthropologist. He specialized in comparative anatomy and was a proponent of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Despite having little formal schooling, he went on to become one of the finest comparative anatomists of the 19th century. He was the chair of natural history at the Royal School of Mines for 31 years. 

 19 
Stuart Damon
(30-year portrayal of Dr. Alan Quartermaine on the American soap opera General Hospital)
Stuart Damon
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Birthdate: February 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 20 
Vittorio Gassman
(Actor, Director)
Vittorio Gassman
2
Birthdate: September 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: 2000
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 21 
Tim Buckley
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter)
Tim Buckley
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 1975
 22 
Hachalu Hundessa
(Singer)
Hachalu Hundessa
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1986 AD
Birthplace: Ambo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Died: 2020
 23 
Lowell George
(Musician, Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer)
Lowell George
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hollywood
Died: 1979
 24 
Eric Dolphy
(Musician)
Eric Dolphy
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1964
 25 
Allan Carr
(Producer)
Allan Carr
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Birthdate: May 27, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1999
 26 
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
(3rd Prime Minister of Poland)
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 6, 1860
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kurylivka, Ukraine
Died: 1941

Ignacy Jan Paderewski was a Polish musician who went on to become the third Prime Minister of Poland after being a spokesman for Polish independence for a long time. He also played a significant role as the nation's foreign minister in 1919 when he signed the Treaty of Versailles, an important event that marked the end of World War I.

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Johnny Mandel
(Former Composer who won five Grammy Awards - from 17 nominations; his first nomination was for his debut film score for the multi-nominated 1958 film I Want to Live!)
Johnny Mandel
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 2020
 28 
Pierre Balmain
(Fashion Designer)
Pierre Balmain
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 18, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie, France
Died: 1982

Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Balmain, who owned the fashion house Balmain, had initially studied architecture but later quit it to pursue his interest in fashion . Born into a family of boutique and drapery business owners, he was introduced to the world of fashion at an early age.

 29 
Benny Mardones
(pop/rock singer and songwriter noted for his hit single)
Benny Mardones
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 2020
 30 
Thomas Addison
(Physician, scientist)
Thomas Addison
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 2, 1793
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Longbenton, Northumberland
Died: 1860

The man behind the discoveries of ailments such as Addison's disease and Addison’s (pernicious) anemia, British physician Thomas Addison also co-wrote the first book on the effect of poisonous agents on the human body. He plunged into depression in his later years and eventually committed suicide.

 31 
Mohamed Boudiaf
(Algerian Revolutionary Leader and Co-Founder of the 'National Liberation Front')
Mohamed Boudiaf
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ouled Madhi, Algeria
Died: 1992

Algerian revolutionary leader Muhammad Boudiaf was one of the co-founders of the Front de Libération Nationale. Following Algeria’s independence, he opposed the leadership of Ahmed Ben Bella and was exiled for the next 27 years. He returned to head a military-backed council of state but was assassinated soon after.

 32 
Don Matheson
(Actor)
Don Matheson
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Birthdate: August 5, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Died: 2014
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 33 
Dave Semenko
(Ice hockey player)
Dave Semenko
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: 2017
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 34 
Joel Siegel
(Film Critic for the ABC Morning News Show Good Morning America)
Joel Siegel
0
Birthdate: July 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2007
 35 
John Aspinall
(Zoo owner)
John Aspinall
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: 2000
 36 
Irena Szewińska
(Russian Athlete and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Irena Szewińska
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 2018
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 37 
Melitta Bentz
(Entrepreneur)
Melitta Bentz
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 31, 1873
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: 1950
 38 
Alexander Parkes
(Engineer who created the world's first plastic, which he called Parkesine)
Alexander Parkes
0
Birthdate: December 29, 1813
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1890
 39 
Moise Tshombe
(Businessman)
Moise Tshombe
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 10, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Died: 1969
 40 
Carl Haas
(American Race Car Driver Who Owned Carl A. Haas Motorsports)
Carl Haas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Died: 2016

Carl Haas was an American auto racing organizer who co-owned the Newman/Lanigan/Haas Racing team in the IndyCar and Champ Car Series. Haas also owned Carl A. Haas Motorsports and the Haas Lola Formula One team. The teams that Carl Haas owned won 11 championships in 30 years. In 2007, he was inducted into the SCCA Hall of Fame.

 41 
Derrick O Connor
(Actor)
Derrick O Connor
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Birthdate: January 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland Ireland
Died: 2018
 42 
Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
(Politician)
Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 4, 1713
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hildburghausen, Germany
Died: 1761
 43 
Daisy, Princess of Pless
(Was a noted society beauty in the Edwardian period)
Daisy, Princess of Pless
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 28, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Died: 1943
 44 
Margherita Hack
(Astrophysicist)
Margherita Hack
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 2013
 45 
Lloyd Richards
(Theatrical Director)
Lloyd Richards
0
Birthdate: June 29, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 2006
 46 
John Gorrie
(Physician)
John Gorrie
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 3, 1803
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Died: 1855
 47 
Vladislav Volkov
(Soviet Cosmonaut Who alongside Two Others Became the Only Three Humans Who Died in Space)
Vladislav Volkov
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 23, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1971

Soviet cosmonaut Vladislav Volkov flew to space aboard Soyuz 7 in 1969 and Soyuz 11 in 1971. The latter was the only crewed mission to board Salyut 1, the first space-station of the world. It however ended in disaster resulting in death of all three crew members including Volkov thus marking them as the only humans who died in space. 

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Arvid Carlsson
(Neuropharmacologist)
Arvid Carlsson
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Birthdate: January 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: 2018

Swedish pharmacologist Arvid Carlsson’s research work establishing dopamine as a significant neurotransmitter in the brain resulted in the development of drugs for Parkinson’s disease. In the year 2000, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work. During his career, he was also awarded the Wolf Prize in Medicine, the Japan Prize and Italy's Feltrinelli Prize.

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Nathaniel Macon
(Politician)
Nathaniel Macon
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 17, 1757
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warrenton, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1837
 50 
Vaso Pasha
(A Major Figure of the Albanian Renaissance)
Vaso Pasha
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 17, 1825
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shkodër, Vilayet of Scutari, Ottoman Empire
Died: 1892

A renowned poet and author from Northern Albania, Vaso Pasha was a key figure of the Rilindja movement, commonly known as the Albanian Renaissance. He was well-versed in multiple languages and had also worked at the British consulate in Shkodër and as the mutasarrif of Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate.