Died On June 3rd

Discover the most famous people who died on June 3. The list includes people like Muhammad Ali, Franz Kafka, Pope John XXIII, Jack Kevorkian, Anthony Quinn. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, spiritual & religious leaders, economists and political leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Austria and many more countries.
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Muhammad Ali
(The Greatest Heavyweight Boxer of All Time)
Muhammad Ali
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2016

Widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali was a major figure of the 20th century. He was an inspirational figure for African-Americans during the civil rights movement. Because of his opposition to Vietnam War and his refusal to be drafted into military, Muhammad Ali became an icon for the larger counterculture generation.

 2 
Franz Kafka
(Novelist and Short-Story Writer, Widely Regarded as One of the Major Figures of 20th-Century Literature)
Franz Kafka
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 3, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: 1924

Considered one of the major authors of the 20th century, Franz Kafka was a Bohemian short-story writer and novelist. Franz Kafka is credited for being one of the earliest German-speaking authors to explore themes like absurdity, existential anxiety, and alienation. The term Kafkaesque is now widely used in the English language to explain those situations experienced by his characters.

 3 
Rue McClanahan
(Actress and Comedian Best Known for Her Role as Blanche Devereaux on TV Sitcom ‘The Golden Girls’)
Rue McClanahan
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Birthdate: February 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Healdton, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2010

Rue McClanahan was an actress and comedian. Apart from being an actress, McClanahan was also an animal welfare advocate and one of the first celebrity patrons of the popular animal rights organization, PETA. She also supported nonprofit organizations, such as Alley Cat Allies. A woman ahead of her time, Rue McClanahan was a supporter of same-sex marriage and gay rights.

 4 
David Carradine
(American Actor Best Known for Playing Martial Arts Roles)
David Carradine
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Birthdate: December 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2009

The quintessential American on-screen martial artist, David Carradine specialized in playing martial arts roles in an illustrious acting career that spanned more than 60 years. Regarded as the bad boy of Hollywood, Carradine was arrested several times throughout his life for offenses involving substance abuse. He died in Bangkok, Thailand due to accidental autoerotic asphyxiation at the age of 72.

 5 
Anthony Quinn
(Best Known for His Roles in the films 'Viva Zapata!' and 'Lust for Life')
Anthony Quinn
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Birthdate: April 21, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chihuahua, Mexico
Died: 2001
Mexican-American actor Anthony Quinn is best remembered for his Academy Award-winning roles in Viva Zapata! and Lust for Life. He also delivered stellar performances in the films Zorba the Greek, Wild Is the Wind, and The Guns of Navarone. He had exhibited his artwork and also written two memoirs.
 6 
James Arness
(Actor)
James Arness
21
Birthdate: May 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2011
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 7 
Frances Shand Kydd
(Mother of Diana, Princess of Wales)
Frances Shand Kydd
18
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died: 2004
Frances Ruth Shand Kydd was the mother of Diana, Princess of Wales. She apparently had a tiff with Diana over an interview with Hello! magazine and was not on speaking terms with her at the time of her death. Frances later spent most of her time in Catholic charitable initiatives.
 8 
F. Lee Bailey
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2021
 9 
Johann Strauss II
(Austrian Composer of Light Music)
Johann Strauss II
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 25, 1825
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Neubau, Vienna, Austria
Died: 1899

Johann Strauss II, also known as The Waltz King, was initially pushed by his composer father Johann Strauss I to become a banker, while he learned the violin secretly and conducted a restaurant band. Best remembered for his iconic composition The Blue Danube, he redefined the 19th-century waltzes and operettas.

 10 
William Harvey
(Physician)
William Harvey
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1578
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Folkestone, England
Died: 1657

The first to discover the entire process of human blood circulation, physician William Harvey was a Royal College of Physicians fellow. He also served as the personal physician of James I. He later worked at the Bartholomew’s Hospital but was replaced for being a staunch monarchist.

 11 
Will Sampson
(American Painter, Rodeo Performer, and Actor)
Will Sampson
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Birthdate: September 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 1987
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 12 
Georges Bizet
(French Composer Best Known for His Opera ‘Carmen’)
Georges Bizet
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 25, 1838
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1875

Georges Bizet was a French composer whose career was cut short by his untimely demise at the age of 36. Since his death in 1875, Bizet's final work Carmen has become one of the most frequently performed works in the opera repertoire. Although he couldn’t achieve success during his lifetime, Bizet's death is considered a loss to French musical theatre.

 13 
Jack Kevorkian
(American pathologist)
Jack Kevorkian
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
Died: 2011

Jack Kevorkian was a pathologist who believed that euthanasia or mercy killing of terminally ill patients was necessary. He later claimed to have helped 130 patients die and earned the nickname “Dr. Death.” He was later convicted of murder for his role in the voluntary euthanasia of a patient.

 14 
Ozzie Nelson
8
Birthdate: March 20, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1975
 15 
Jiah Khan
(Actress)
Jiah Khan
12
Birthdate: February 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2013
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Roberto Rossellini
(Film director, Actor, Film producer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Racecar driver)
Roberto Rossellini
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Birthdate: May 8, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 1977

One of the pioneers of neo-realism, Italian filmmaker Roberto Rossellini was part of the French nouvelle vague movement. Born to the man who had set up Italy’s first cinema, Rossellini later grew up to make films such as Rome, Open City. He was also known for his scandalous affair with Ingrid Bergman.

 17 
Deacon Jones
(American Football Player)
Deacon Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Eatonville, Florida, United States
Died: 2013
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 18 
Robert Noyce
(Co-inventor of the integrated circuit)
Robert Noyce
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Birthdate: December 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: 1990

American engineer Robert Noyce, who co-invented the integrated circuit, later gained the nickname the Mayor of Silicon Valley. The co-founder of Intel and Fairchild Semiconductor, Noyce is also said to have given Silicon Valley its name with his invention that included a silicon microchip. He was also a swimming champion.

 19 
Robert Morley
(Actor)
Robert Morley
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Birthdate: May 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Semley, Wiltshire, England
Died: 1992
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 20 
Leon Askin
(Austrian Actor Best Known for Portraying the Character 'General Burkhalter' in the TV Series 'Hogan’s Heroes')
Leon Askin
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Birthdate: September 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2005

Leon Askin was a prominent actor of Austrian origin. Born in Vienna to a Jewish family, he fled to the United States in 1940 to escape the Nazis. Already trained in acting, he was able to get work in Hollywood. He ventured into television as well and became widely popular with his role in the sitcom Hogan's Heroes.  

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Hjalmar Schacht
(Reichsminister of Economics (1934 - 1937))
Hjalmar Schacht
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 22, 1877
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tinglev, Denmark
Died: 1970

German banker Hjalmar Schacht was appreciated for his role in saving the Weimar Republic from inflation and later served as the Reichsminister of Economics under Adolf Hitler. Following as assassination attempt on Hitler, her was imprisoned, but was later freed and then set up his own bank in Düsseldorf.

 22 
Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême
(King)
Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême
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Birthdate: August 6, 1775
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Died: 1844
 23 
Johnny Majors
(American football player, American football coach)
Johnny Majors
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lynchburg, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2020
 24 
William Gaines
(Publisher)
William Gaines
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Birthdate: March 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1992
 25 
Lew Wasserman
(Talent agent)
Lew Wasserman
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Birthdate: March 22, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 2002
 26 
Maria Alexandrovna
(Empress Consort of Russia (1855 - 1880))
Maria Alexandrovna
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 8, 1824
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: 1880

Maria Alexandrovna of Hesse was the daughter of Prince Hereditary Ludwig of Hesse and Princess Wilhelmine of Baden. She was the first wife of Russian Emperor Alexander II. She was a co-founder of the Russian Red Cross and established Russia's first all-female schools. She also helped her husband end serfdom in Russia. She suffered from tuberculosis and died in 1880. 

 27 
Arthur Ransome
(Author)
Arthur Ransome
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 18, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: 1967
 28 
Amadeo Giannini
(Founder of 'Bank of America')
Amadeo Giannini
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 6, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Died: 1949

Amadeo Giannini was an American banker best remembered for founding the Bank of Italy, which later became Bank of America. He is credited with inventing numerous modern banking practices. Amadeo Giannini is also credited with establishing one of the first trans-national institutions.

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Stephen Douglas
(The Designer of the Kansas–Nebraska Act)
Stephen Douglas
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 23, 1813
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brandon, Vermont, United States
Died: 1861
 30 
Mary Kingsley
(British Ethnographer, Scientific Writer and Explorer Known for Her Travels and Writings on West Africa)
Mary Kingsley
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 13, 1862
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: 1900

English ethnographer and traveler Mary Kingsley was the daughter of renowned physician and traveler George Kingsley and the niece of Charles Kingsley. Unlike girls of her era, she was well-educated and later ventured on an exploratory trip to West Africa, becoming the first European to enter remote areas such as Gabon.

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Pope John XXIII
(Head of the Catholic Church from 1958 to 1963)
Pope John XXIII
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Birthdate: November 25, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, Italy
Died: 1963

Pope John XXIII served as the Bishop of Rome and head of the Catholic Church from 1958 until his death in 1963. He took many people by surprise when he called the historic Second Vatican Council, which addressed relations between the modern world and the Catholic Church. Pope John XXIII was canonized on 27 April 2014.

 32 
Koko Taylor
(Singer)
Koko Taylor
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shelby County, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2009
 33 
Dorabji Tata
(Key figure in the history and development of the Tata Group)
Dorabji Tata
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 27, 1859
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: 1932
 34 
Petre Mshvenieradze
(Water polo player)
Petre Mshvenieradze
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: 2003
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 35 
Mikhail Kalinin
(Soviet Communist Leader and Statesman)
Mikhail Kalinin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Verkhnyaya Troitsa, Russia
Died: 1946

Mikhail Kalinin was a Soviet politician and an Old Bolshevik revolutionary. From 1919 to 1946, Kalinin served as head of state of the Soviet Union. After Kalinin's death, three major cities of the Soviet Union were named or renamed in his honor.

 36 
Anna Mahler
(Sculptor)
Anna Mahler
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Birthdate: June 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1988

Anna Mahler lost her composer father Gustav Mahler at age 7 and spent much of her childhood at the studio of her mother Alma's lover, artist Oskar Kokoschka. She grew up to be a Grand Prix-winning sculptor. Her works include bronze figures of musicians and the popular Female Nude.

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Anna Neagle
(English Actress Who is Best Remembered for Her Comedies, Lightweight Musicals and Historical Dramas)
Anna Neagle
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Birthdate: October 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Forest Gate, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1986

Anna Neagle was an English actress, dancer, and singer. She dominated British cinema for two decades. In 1949, she was adjudged the most popular celebrity in Britain. Best remembered for her comedies, lightweight musicals, and historical dramas, Anna Neagle was loved and respected for providing sophistication and glamor to war-torn London audiences.

 38 
Eva Le Gallienne
(Actress)
Eva Le Gallienne
1
Birthdate: January 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1991
 39 
Sophie of Württemberg
(Queen)
Sophie of Württemberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 17, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ludwigsburg Residential Palace, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Died: 1877
 40 
Archibald Hill
(British Physiologist and Winner of 1922 Nobel Prize in Physiology / Medicine)
Archibald Hill
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: 1977

Nobel Prize-winning physiologist and biophysicist Archibald Hill is best remembered for his research on muscular heat production. The Cambridge alumnus also taught physiology at Manchester University and UCL, and was a research professor at the Royal Society. He was married to the sister of economist John Maynard Keynes.

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Hudson Taylor
(British Baptist Christian Missionary)
Hudson Taylor
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 21, 1832
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barnsley, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Died: 1905

Hudson Taylor was one of the most popular Christian missionaries in China. His 51-year stint in China witnessed him baptizing over 50,000 people. Apart from converting people, he also mingled with the Chinese at a personal level, adopting their clothing habits, contrary to what other missionaries practiced.

 42 
John Henry Johnson
(American football running back)
John Henry Johnson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Waterproof, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 43 
Harry Glicken
(US Volcanologist Who Died in a Volcanic Eruption at Japan’s Mount Unzen)
Harry Glicken
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: 1991

US volcanologist Harry Glicken, a Stanford alumnus, worked for the United States Geological Survey to study Mount St. Helens. After losing his mentor, David A. Johnston, in a volcanic avalanche at St. Helens, he himself lost his life in pyroclastic flow at Japan’s Mount Unzen.

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Samuel Plimsoll
(British Politician and Social Reformer Known for Having Devised the 'Plimsoll Line')
Samuel Plimsoll
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 10, 1824
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: 1898

Apart from being a politician, Samuel Plimsoll was also a prominent social reformer, who is best known for introducing the Plimsoll line, a line on a ship’s side, which signifies the legal limit till which the ship can be loaded, thus ensuring that no money-hungry shipowner could risk his crew’s safety.

 45 
Leonard Baskin
(Former sculptor, founder of the Gehenna Press (1942–2000))
Leonard Baskin
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Birthdate: August 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2000
 46 
Rosa Guy
(Writer)
Rosa Guy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Trinidad Island, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: 2012
 47 
Eisaku Satō
(Former Prime Minister of Japan (1964 - 1972))
Eisaku Satō
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 27, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tabuse, Yamaguchi, Japan
Died: 1975

Nobel Peace Prize-winning Japanese prime minister Eisaku Satō is remembered for his stance against nuclear weapons, which led Japan to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. While he improved trade with China, he was also criticized for letting the U.S. army stay in Okinawa even after its return to Japan.

 48 
Carleton S. Coon
(Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Prehistorian)
Carleton S. Coon
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Birthdate: June 23, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wakefield
Died: 1981

Carleton S. Coon was an anthropologist who originated several theories on race. He had a successful academic career and served as the president of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. He was awarded the Viking Medal in Physical Anthropology. Even though he was a famous anthropologist of his time, his racial theories are dismissed as pseudoscientific in modern anthropology. 

 49 
Tom Brown
(Actor)
Tom Brown
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 6, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1990
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Sam Butera
(Musician)
Sam Butera
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2009