Died On June 30th

Discover the most famous people who died on June 30. The list includes people like Dadabhai Naoroji, Lillian Hellman, James Oglethorpe, Lee de Forest, Lord Rayleigh. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, physicists and lawyers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, Germany & Italy and many more countries.
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Buddy Hackett
(Actor & Comedian Known for His Films: ‘The Music Man’ & ‘It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’)
Buddy Hackett
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Birthdate: August 31, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2003
Buddy Hackett is best remembered for playing Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man and Benjy Benjamin in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. He had also appeared in The Love Bug and voiced Scuttle in The Little Mermaid franchise. He also owned a huge collection of firearms.
 2 
Chet Atkins
(Guitarist, Jazz musician, Record producer, Jazz guitarist, Classical guitarist, Songwriter)
Chet Atkins
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Luttrell
Died: 2001
 3 
Gale Gordon
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Birthdate: February 20, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.New York, New York, United States
Died: 1995
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Harve Presnell
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Birthdate: September 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States
Died: 2009
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 5 
Alfredo Ferrari
(Engineer)
Alfredo Ferrari
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Modena
Died: 1956
 6 
Alberta Williams King
(Martin Luther King Jr.'s Mother)
Alberta Williams King
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 13, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: 1974
 7 
Lillian Hellman
(Dramatist and Screenwriter)
Lillian Hellman
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 20, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: 1984
 8 
James Oglethorpe
(Founder of the colony of Georgia)
James Oglethorpe
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 22, 1696
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Surrey
Died: 1785

Remembered as the founder of the British colony of Georgia in the US, James Oglethorpe was a renowned British soldier, MP, and social reformer. Educated at Oxford, he initially fought for the Austrian army against the Turks. As an MP, he brought in prison reforms. He was also the governor of Georgia.

 9 
Kurt von Schleicher
(German General and the Last Chancellor of Germany—Before Adolf Hitler—During the Weimar Republic)
Kurt von Schleicher
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 7, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brandenburg, Germany
Died: 1934

German general Kurt von Schleicher was the last Chancellor of the German Reich, or Weimar Republic, before Adolf Hitler came to power. He was killed on Hitler’s orders during the purge called the Night of the Long Knives. He had attempted to form an anti-Hitler coalition called the Querfront.

 10 
Nancy Mitford
(English Novelist and Biographer Who is Known for Writing Popular Historical Biographies)
Nancy Mitford
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1973

Born to the 2nd Baron Redesdale, Nancy Mitford and her siblings were all homeschooled. Known as one of the brightest of the Mitford sisters, she became famous for writing semi-autobiographical novels such as The Pursuit of Love. She pioneered the use of language to distinguish between social classes in books.

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Dadabhai Naoroji
(Indian Political Leader Who was the Second Person of Asian Descent to be a British MP)
Dadabhai Naoroji
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1825
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: 1917

Dadabhai Naoroji was an Indian scholar and political leader. Dubbed the Grand Old Man of India, Naoroji is remembered for co-founding the Indian National Congress where he served as the president on three occasions. He also played an important role in India's fight for freedom, popularizing the Indian wealth drain theory through his book Poverty and Un-British Rule in India.

 12 
Simone Veil
(The First Woman to Become the President of the European Parliament)
Simone Veil
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 13, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: 2017

A Holocaust survivor, Simone Veil had lost her father, mother, and brother to Nazi concentration camps. She grew up to be a magistrate and became the first woman president of the European Parliament. She had also been an able health minister and rallied for abortion rights of French women.

 13 
Phyllis Hyman
(Singer)
Phyllis Hyman
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1995
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Paul Mazursky
(Director)
Paul Mazursky
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Birthdate: April 25, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died: 2014
 15 
George Robert Phillips McFarland
(Actor)
George Robert Phillips McFarland
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Birthdate: October 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: 1993
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Lee de Forest
(Father of Radio)
Lee de Forest
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Birthdate: August 26, 1873
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S.
Died: 1961
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Pina Bausch
(German Dancer and Choreographer Known for Her Neo-Expressionist Dance Tradition)
Pina Bausch
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: July 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Solingen, Germany
Died: 2009

Pina Bausch was a German dancer remembered for her contribution to a neo-expressionist dance style which came to be known as the German Tanztheater. Bausch was also a choreographer and is credited with establishing the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Bausch's works had a major influence on celebrities like David Bowie. She won many prestigious awards, including the Europe Theatre Prize.

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Shi Pei Pu
(Artist, Spy, Opera singer)
Shi Pei Pu
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Birthdate: December 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shandong
Died: 2009
 19 
Joe Henderson
(Musician)
Joe Henderson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 24, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States
Died: 2001
 20 
Giuseppe Farina
(Italian Racing Driver and First Official Formula One World Champion)
Giuseppe Farina
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: 1966

Giuseppe Farina, or Nino Farina, was not just a Formula One racer but also boasted of a doctorate degree in engineering. He became the first winner of the world driving championship as per the modern point system. He died in a car accident while on his way to watch a race.

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Lord Rayleigh
(Discoverer of Argon)
Lord Rayleigh
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 12, 1842
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Langford Grove, Maldon, Essex, England
Died: 1919

Although John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, received the Nobel Prize for his discovery and isolation of the inert gas argon, his contributions to Physics is not limited to that. Known to make extensive contributions to theoretical and practical physics, especially in the fields of acoustics and optics, his works are now considered to mark the beginning of modern acoustics.

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Barry Norman
(Film critic, Television presenter)
Barry Norman
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Birthdate: August 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lambeth, London, England
Died: 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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David McCampbell
(Pilot)
David McCampbell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 16, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, United States
Died: 1996
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Wong Ka Kui
(Co-founder of the rock band Beyond)
Wong Ka Kui
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
Died: 1993
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Roscoe Pound
(Scholar)
Roscoe Pound
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1964
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Harvey Washington Wiley
(Chemist)
Harvey Washington Wiley
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 18, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kent, Indiana, United States
Died: 1930
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Robert McCloskey
(Writer, Illustrator, Children's writer, Painter)
Robert McCloskey
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Listed In:
Birthdate: September 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamilton
Died: 2003
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Gustav Ritter von Kahr
(German Jurist and Politician)
Gustav Ritter von Kahr
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 29, 1862
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weissenburg, Germany
Died: 1934
 29 
Shukri al-Quwatli
(The First President of Post-Independence Syria)
Shukri al-Quwatli
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 6, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Died: 1967

Shukri al-Quwatli was not just the 8th president of Syria but also its first president post-independence. He was part of the National Bloc and also led the Syrian anti-colonialist movement. He was overthrown by a coup, imprisoned, and exiled. Re-elected later, he was merely a nominal head.

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Federico Mompou
(Spanish Pianist and Composer)
Federico Mompou
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 16, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: 1987
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William Henry Jackson
(Painter, Photographer, Explorer, Artist, Mountaineer)
William Henry Jackson
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: April 4, 1843
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Keeseville
Died: 1942
 32 
Ramani Bartholomeusz
(Model, Actress)
Ramani Bartholomeusz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sri Lanka
Died: 1987
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Gaston Maspero
(Egyptologist)
Gaston Maspero
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Birthdate: June 23, 1846
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1916
 34 
Alexei Sultanov
(Prize-winners of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition 1989)
Alexei Sultanov
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Died: 2005
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Momir Bulatovic
(The 1st President of the Republic of Montenegro)
Momir Bulatovic
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: 2019

Yugoslav and Montenegrin politician Momir Bulatovic served as the 1st president of the Republic of Montenegro at a time when the country was in a turmoil due to the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia. He also became the 3rd prime minister of the FR Yugoslavia.

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Richard Parker
(Sailor)
Richard Parker
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1767
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Exeter, Devon, England
Died: 1797
 37 
Frank M. Robinson
(Fiction writer)
Frank M. Robinson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2014
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Technoblade
(American Social Media Personality and YouTuber)
Technoblade
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: June 1, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: California, United States
Died: 2022
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 39 
Kenneth Slessor
(Australian Poet Known for 'Cuckooz Contrey', 'Earth Visitors', 'One Hundred Poems', and Other Poetry Collections)
Kenneth Slessor
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 27, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Orange, Australia
Died: 1971

Kenneth Slessor was an Australian poet and journalist who worked as an official war correspondent in World War II. He was known for imbibing modernist influences into Australian poetry. One of the leading Australian poets of his era, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to literature. 

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Geoffrey Hill
(Poet, Writer)
Geoffrey Hill
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 18, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Died: 2016
 41 
Elsa Beskow
(Writer)
Elsa Beskow
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 11, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1953

Also known as Sweden's Beatrix Potter, Swedish children’s author Elsa Beskow is best remembered for her iconic books such as Children of the Forest and Pelle's New Suit. Elves, goblins, and farm animals often appeared as characters in her books. The Elsa Beskow Award was named in her honor.

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Fritz Gerlich
(German Historian and Journalist)
Fritz Gerlich
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Birthdate: February 15, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Died: 1934
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E. D. E. N. Southworth
(Author)
E. D. E. N. Southworth
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 26, 1819
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 1899
 44 
Alcide d'Orbigny
(French Paleontologist Known for His Pathbreaking Exploration of South American Natural History)
Alcide d'Orbigny
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Birthdate: September 6, 1802
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coueron, France
Died: 1857

Alcide d'Orbigny is regarded as the founder of micropaleontology. The French paleontologist traveled for 8 years throughout South America, exploring its natural history and geology. His study of marine fossils, sedimentary rocks, and pollen was accompanied by his iconic written work Paléontologie française. He supported the theory of catastrophism.

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Constance Smith
(Actress)
Constance Smith
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Birthdate: February 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: 2003
 46 
Barney Simon
(Writer)
Barney Simon
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: 1995
 47 
Zulfikar Ghose
(Pakistani-American Novelist, Poet and Essayist)
Zulfikar Ghose
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sialkot, Pakistan
Died: 2022

Zulfikar Ghose is a Pakistani-American poet, novelist, and essayist. Best known for his work that explores magical realism, Ghose gained international recognition in the 1970s for his trilogy The Incredible Brazilian. Apart from writing poems, fictional, and non-fictional works, Zulfikar Ghose has also worked as a teacher at prestigious institutions like the University of Texas in Austin.

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Sylvia Crowe
(Landscape Architect)
Sylvia Crowe
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 15, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Banbury, England
Died: 1997
 49 
Henry Thynne, 6th Marquess of Bath
(Nobleman)
Henry Thynne, 6th Marquess of Bath
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Longleat, England
Died: 1992
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Henrietta of England
(Aristocrat)
Henrietta of England
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 26, 1644
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Exeter, England
Died: 1670