Died On June 4th

Discover the most famous people who died on June 4. The list includes people like Giacomo Casanova, Wilhelm II, Charles W. Fairbanks, William A. Wheeler, Reinhard Heydrich. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, poets and military leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, Italy and many more countries.
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Wilhelm II
(German Emperor and King of Prussia (1888 - 1918))
Wilhelm II
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Birthdate: January 27, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1941

Wilhelm II reigned as the King of Prussia and German emperor from 1888 to 1918. He is credited with promoting scientific innovation and building a blue-water navy, which strengthened Germany’s position as a great power. However, he was also responsible for getting his country involved in World War I, which eventually brought an end to the Hohenzollern dynasty’s rule.

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Giacomo Casanova
(Italian Adventurer and Author)
Giacomo Casanova
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 2, 1725
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1798
Italian adventurer Giacomo Casanova is best remembered for his memoir, Histoire de ma vie, which serves as a mirror of 18th-century European lifestyle. His countless affairs made him synonymous with the word "womanizer." He also befriended the European royalty and church authorities, and was quite fond of gambling.
 3 
John Wooden
(Basketball coach)
John Wooden
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hall, Indiana, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 4 
Clarence Williams III
(Known for His Role as ‘Linc Hayes’ in the TV Series ‘The Mod Squad’)
Clarence Williams III
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Birthdate: August 21, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2021
Clarence Williams III is best known as Linc Hayes from the show The Mod Squad. He had previously been part of the U.S. Army. A talented stage actor, he earned a Tony nomination for Slow Dance on the Killing Ground. He played Philby in the Hallmark movie series Mystery Woman.
 5 
Ahmad Shah Durrani
(1st Emir of the Durrani Empire from 1747 to 1772)
Ahmad Shah Durrani
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Birthdate: 1722 AD
Birthplace: Herat, Afghanistan
Died: 1772
Ahmad Shah Durrani reigned as the first Emir of the Durrani Empire from 1747 to 1772. Credited with founding the Durrani Empire, Ahmad Shah is also considered the founder of modern Afghanistan. The Durrani Empire thrived under Ahmad Shah's reign and he was succeeded by his son Timur Shah Durrani.
 6 
Dwight Clark
(American football player)
Dwight Clark
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Richard Jaeckel
(Actor)
Richard Jaeckel
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Birthdate: October 10, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Long Beach, Long Island, New York, USA
Died: 1997
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
Gabriel Fauré
(One of the Major French Composers Associated With the End of Romanticism.)
Gabriel Fauré
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 22, 1845
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pamiers, France
Died: 1924

One of the greatest composers of all time, French pianist and organist Gabriel Fauré is best remembered for his masterpieces such as Requiem. His music career began at 9, when he was sent to Paris to become a choirmaster. At 75, he was awarded the Grand-Croix of the Légion d'honneur.

 9 
Don Zimmer
(Coach)
Don Zimmer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 2014
 10 
Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France
(Princes)
Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France
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Birthdate: October 22, 1781
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, France
Died: 1789
 11 
Dorothy Gish
(Actress)
Dorothy Gish
1
Birthdate: March 11, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: 1968
 12 
John Hartford
(Singer-songwriter)
John Hartford
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2001
 13 
Antonio José de Sucre
(Former President of Bolivia (1825 - 1828))
Antonio José de Sucre
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 3, 1795
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cumaná
Died: 1830

Antonio José de Sucre was a Venezuelan political leader who served as the President of Peru from 23 June to 17 July 1823. He also served as the second president of Bolivia from 29 December 1825 to 18 April 1828. Antonio José de Sucre also played an influential role as an independence leader through his work alongside Simón Bolívar.

 14 
Clete Boyer
(Baseball player)
Clete Boyer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 9, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cassville, Missouri
Died: 2007
 15 
William A. Wheeler
(19th Vice President of the U.S.A)
William A. Wheeler
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 30, 1819
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Malone
Died: 1887
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Toyotomi Hideyori
(Japanese General Who First United All of Japan and the Son of 'Toyotomi Hideyoshi')
Toyotomi Hideyori
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Birthdate: August 28, 1593
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 1615

The son of Japanese samurai and the second Great Unifier of Japan, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Toyotomi Hideyori is remembered in Japanese history for his suicide at age 21 after being tricked by Ieyasu in the summer Siege of Osaka. Some even believe he had escaped, as his corpse was never found.  

 17 
Charles W. Fairbanks
(Vice President of the United States (1905-09))
Charles W. Fairbanks
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 11, 1852
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Union County, Ohio, United States
Died: 1918
 18 
Charles Vidor
(Film director)
Charles Vidor
1
Birthdate: July 27, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1959
 19 
Abu Bakar of Johor
(Ruler)
Abu Bakar of Johor
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Birthdate: February 3, 1833
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Istana Lama, Singapore
Died: 1895
 20 
Chester Nez
(Navajo code talker)
Chester Nez
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 23, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chi Chil Tah, New Mexico, United States
Died: 2014
 21 
Aloha Wanderwell
(Explorer)
Aloha Wanderwell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 13, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: 1996

Aloha Wanderwell was a Canadian-American explorer, aviator, author, and filmmaker. In 1927, she became the first woman to travel around the world in a Ford 1918 Model T, at the age of 21. When she was 16, she undertook a journey, in which she traveled across 80 countries. Wanderwell is also remembered for making films like My Hawaii. 

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Steve Lacy
(Jazz Composer)
Steve Lacy
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2004
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Shirley Povich
(Coulumnist)
Shirley Povich
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Birthdate: July 15, 1905
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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György Lukács
(Hungarian Marxist Philosopher, Literary Historian and One of the Founders of Western Marxism)
György Lukács
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 13, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1971

One of the pioneers of Western Marxism, Hungarian philosopher and literary critic György Lukács also taught at the University of Budapest and later became a major pillar of the Hungarian uprising. His best-known written works include Soul and Form and The Historical Novel, apart from his books on Goethe, Lenin, and Marx.

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Stanisław Moniuszko
(Polish Composer and Conductor Regarded as the 'Father of Polish National Opera')
Stanisław Moniuszko
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 5, 1819
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ubel', Belarus
Died: 1872

Stanisław Moniuszko was a Polish composer, teacher, and conductor. He is credited with writing several popular operas and art songs with patriotic folk themes that depicted the valor of the people of former Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Thanks to his efforts to glorify the people of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Stanisław Moniuszko is called the father of Polish national opera.

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Richard R. Ernst
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winterthur, Switzerland
Died: 2021

Richard R. Ernst is a Swiss physical chemist whose work on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1991. Over the course of his career, Ernst has been honored with other awards, including the John Gamble Kirkwood Medal. In 2009, he became the subject of a documentary film titled Science Plus Dharma Equals Social Responsibility.

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William Beebe
(US Explorer and Ornithologist Who Co-Discovered the Bathysphere)
William Beebe
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Birthdate: July 29, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1962

American marine biologist, ornithologist, and entomologist William Beebe is remembered for his exploratory expeditions conducted for the New York Zoological Society. He also co-discovered the Bathysphere, penned many books, was a renowned lecturer, worked with the New York Zoological Gardens, and led tropical research at the New York Zoological Society.

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Hermann Zapf
(Type designer, Graphic designer, Calligrapher, University teacher, Postage stamp designer, Painter)
Hermann Zapf
1
Birthdate: November 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nuremberg
Died: 2015
 29 
Eduard Khil
(Soviet-Russian Baritone Singer)
Eduard Khil
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Smolensk, Russia
Died: 2012

Known to his fans as Mr. Trololo, Russian singer Eduard Khil had won numerous awards, including the prestigious People's Artist of Russia. His 1976 song I Am Very Glad, as I'm Finally Returning Back Home was posted on YouTube in 2009 and soon became viral, making him an internet meme .

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Emperor Huizong of Song
(Eighth Emperor of the Song Dynasty)
Emperor Huizong of Song
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Birthdate: November 2, 1082
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: China
Died: 1135
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Arna Bontemps
(American Poet, Novelist and Librarian)
Arna Bontemps
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 13, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alexandria, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1973
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Isabella of Angouleme
(Queen)
Isabella of Angouleme
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Birthdate: 1188 AD
Birthplace: Angoulême, France
Died: 1246
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Lilian Jackson Braun
(Novelist)
Lilian Jackson Braun
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2011
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Branch McCracken
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Branch McCracken
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monrovia, Indiana, United States
Died: 1970
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 35 
Herb Reed
(Musician)
Herb Reed
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 2012
 36 
Lord Edward Fitzgerald
(Rebel)
Lord Edward Fitzgerald
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1763
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: County Kildare, Ireland
Died: 1798
 37 
Juan de Oñate
(1st Spanish Governor of New Mexico)
Juan de Oñate
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1550 AD
Birthplace: Zacatecas, Mexico
Died: 1626
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Eduard Mörike
(German Lutheran Pastor Who was Also a Romantic Poet and Writer of Novellas and Novels)
Eduard Mörike
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 8, 1804
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Died: 1875

Apart from being a Lutheran pastor, Eduard Mörike was also one of Germany’s best-known lyric poets. His Peregrina poems, his sonnets to Luise Raufolk, his poems and tales, such as Das Stuttgarter Hutzelmännlein, along with his novel Maler Nolten, remain significant to German literature to this day.

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Albert Carrier-Belleuse
(Sculptor)
Albert Carrier-Belleuse
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Birthdate: June 12, 1824
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Anizy-le-Chateau, France
Died: 1887
 40 
Lloyd Viel Berkner
(Physicist)
Lloyd Viel Berkner
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 1, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1967
 41 
Anthony Steffen
(Actor)
Anthony Steffen
0
Birthdate: July 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 2004
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 42 
Emperor Shōmu
(Emperor)
Emperor Shōmu
0
Birthdate: 0701 AD
Birthplace: Yamato, Japan
Died: 0756
 43 
Himan Brown
(Radio Producer)
Himan Brown
0
Birthdate: July 21, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2010
 44 
Bill France, Jr.
(Sports executive)
Bill France, Jr.
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2007
 45 
J.R. Ackerley
(British Writer and Editor)
J.R. Ackerley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1967

British author J.R. Ackerley had spent 8 months in prison following his service in first World War. He had also later worked as the secretary of the Maharaja of Chhatarpur. He is also remembered for his work with the BBC and The Listener. Known for his eccentricity, he was also openly homosexual.

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Ivan Tors
(Playwright)
Ivan Tors
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 12, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Died: 1983

Ivan Tors was a Hungarian filmmaker, playwright, and screenwriter. He is remembered for producing sci-fi films with stories involving animals and underwater sequences. Tors is also credited with starting a film studio, which is now known as the Greenwich Studios. In 1989, he was posthumously honored by the Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences with a NOGI Award in Arts.

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W. H. R. Rivers
(British Anthropologist, Neurologist, Ethnologist and Psychiatrist, Best Known for His Work Treating First World War Officers)
W. H. R. Rivers
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 12, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chatham, Kent, England
Died: 1922

English anthropologist and psychologist W. H. R. Rivers is best remembered for his work on the Todas of the Nilgiri Hills. A qualified physician, he also taught at Cambridge and worked extensively on medical psychology. One of his best-known works is Kinship and Social Organisation.

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Maurice Blondel
(Philosopher)
Maurice Blondel
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Birthdate: November 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: 1949
 49 
Elmina Wilson
(American First Woman to Receive a Four-Year Civil Engineering Degree)
Elmina Wilson
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 29, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harper, Iowa, United States
Died: 1918

Elmina Wilson was an American civil engineer best known as the first American female to successfully complete a four-year degree in civil engineering. Wilson then went on to become the first female professor to work and teach engineering at the prestigious Iowa State University (ISU) after receiving the first master's degree in civil engineering.

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John Lindsay
(Royal Navy officer)
John Lindsay
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1737 AD
Birthplace: British
Died: 1788