Died On June 5th

Discover the most famous people who died on June 5. The list includes people like Ronald Reagan, Ray Bradbury, O. Henry, Jacklyn H. Lucas, Adrian Carton de Wiart. Famous personalities featured on this list, include journalists, composers, political leaders and novelists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany and many more countries.
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Ronald Reagan
(40th President of the United States (1981-1989))
Ronald Reagan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tampico, Illinois, United States
Died: 2004

An actor turned union leader turned politician, Ronald Wilson Reagan served as the 40th president of America. Hailed for his public speaking and communication skills, Reagan is one of the most popular Presidents of USA, mainly due to his ‘America First’ economic policies which led to a decrease in inflation and unemployment rates during his tenure.

 2 
Kate Spade
(Fashion Designer, Founder and Co-Owner of the Designer Brand ‘Kate Spade New York’)
Kate Spade
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 2018

Kate Spade was an American entrepreneur and fashion designer. Spade is credited with founding Kate Spade New York, a popular luxury fashion design house, which competes with the likes of Michael Kors. Kate Spade is also credited with creating stylish and affordable handbags that caused quite a revolution in the fashion world.

 3 
Ray Bradbury
(One of the Most Celebrated 20th-Century American Writers Known for His Novel 'Fahrenheit 451')
Ray Bradbury
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Died: 2012
Ray Bradbury is best remembered for his writings in the science-fiction, mystery, and horror genres, the most notable being the short story anthology Martian Chronicles and the novel Fahrenheit 451. He also contributed to the screenplays of various series and films, and won an Emmy for writing The Halloween Tree.
 4 
Conway Twitty
(Country Singer-Songwriter Known for His Hit Songs 'Hello Darlin' and ‘You've Never Been This Far Before’)
Conway Twitty
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Friars Point, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1993
Country singer Harold Lloyd Jenkins, better known as Conway Twitty, gained fame with his duets with Loretta Lynn. The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee released chartbusting singles such as Hello Darlin. He constructed an entertainment hub in Hendersonville, Tennessee, called Twitty City. He was also a skilled baseball player.
 5 
O. Henry
(Short Story Writer)
O. Henry
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 11, 1862
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina
Died: 1910
William Sydney Porter, better known by his pseudonym, O. Henry, is remembered as one of the world’s greatest short story writers. One of his most notable works is The Gift of the Magi. His signature style included plot twists in the end. He was once jailed for embezzlement. 
 6 
Dee Dee Ramone
(Founding Member and Bassist of the Punk Rock Band the 'Ramones')
Dee Dee Ramone
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Lee, Virginia, United States
Died: 2002

Douglas Glenn Colvin, or Dee Dee Ramone, was a co-founder, bassist, and singer of the punk rock band The Ramones. He had also written some of the band’s hits such as Wart Hog and Rockaway Beach. He had a lifelong struggle with heroin addiction and died of a drug overdose.

 7 
Mel Tormé
(Actor, Singer, Composer, Novelist, Songwriter, Autobiographer, Jazz musician, Television actor, Writer)
Mel Tormé
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 1999
 8 
Jeanette Nolan
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Birthdate: December 30, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1998
 9 
Jacklyn H. Lucas
(Marine in World War II who was awarded the Medal of Honor at the age of 17 years)
Jacklyn H. Lucas
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2008
 10 
Kurt Thomas
(American Olympic Gymnast)
Kurt Thomas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: 2020

Kurt Thomas was a gymnast who became the first American male gymnast to win a gold medal at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in 1978. He won six medals at the world championship in 1979 and was also the James E. Sullivan Award winner that year. He appeared in the 1985 film Gymkata. 

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Stephen Crane
(Writer, Journalist, Poet, Baseball player, Novelist, Screenwriter)
Stephen Crane
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Birthdate: November 1, 1871
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newark
Died: 1900
 12 
Astrud Gilberto
(Brazilian Samba and Bossa Nova Singer Best Known for Her Song 'The Girl from Ipanema')
Astrud Gilberto
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Died: 2023

Astrud Gilberto is a Brazilian singer best known as an exponent of bossa nova and samba. She achieved international recognition in the 1960s after the release of her song The Girl from Ipanema. In 1992, she was honored with the Latin Jazz USA Award. In 2002, Astrud Gilberto was made an inductee of the International Latin Music Hall of Fame.

 13 
Cheick Tioté
(Ivorian Professional Football Player Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Cheick Tioté
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire
Died: 2017

Cheick Tioté was an Ivorian football player who represented his national football team at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. He also helped his team win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Cheick Tioté died at the age of 30 when he succumbed to cardiac arrest during a training session in 2017.

 14 
Louis X of France
(Former King of France (1314 - 1316))
Louis X of France
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Birthdate: October 4, 1289
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1316

Louis X of France was the king of France from 1314 to 1316. He was the eldest son of Philip IV of France and Joan I of Navarre. He reigned for a very short time marked by turbulence and tensions. He abolished slavery and allowed serfs to buy their freedom. He died under mysterious circumstances in 1316, aged just 26. 

 15 
Jerry Collins
(New Zealand Rugby Union Player)
Jerry Collins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Apia, Samoa
Died: 2015
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 16 
Carl Maria von Weber
(A Significant Composer of the Romantic Era & Crucial Figure in the Development of German 'Romantische Oper')
Carl Maria von Weber
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 18, 1786
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eutin, Germany
Died: 1826

Carl Maria von Weber was a German composer, virtuoso pianist, guitarist, and conductor. A significant musical figure in the Romantic era, he played a key role in the development of the German Romantische Oper (German Romantic opera). He also made significant contributions to vocal and choral music. He was a music critic as well and wrote music journalism. 

 17 
Tamon Yamaguchi
(Military officer)
Tamon Yamaguchi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 17, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1942
 18 
Vito Scotti
(Actor)
Vito Scotti
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Birthdate: January 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1996
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Ish Kabibble
(Comedian, Cornet Player)
Ish Kabibble
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 19, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North East, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1994
 20 
T. B. Joshua
(Televangelist, Faith Healer)
T. B. Joshua
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Birthdate: June 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arigidi, Nigeria
Died: 2021

Nigerian charismatic pastor, televangelist, and philanthropist T. B. Joshua is the founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN). He is extremely popular across Africa and Latin America, and his YouTube channel, Emmanuel TV, has over a million subscribers. He is considered one of the most influential people from Africa and is the recipient of several awards. 

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Paul Keres
(Chess grandmaster)
Paul Keres
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 7, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Narva, Estonia
Died: 1975
 22 
Edmund Crouchback
(Noblemen)
Edmund Crouchback
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 16, 1245
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1296
 23 
Bill Tilden
(American Tennis Player Who was the World No. 1 Amateur for Six Consecutive Years, From 1920 to 1925)
Bill Tilden
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1953
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Kurt Tank
(German Aeronautical Engineer and Designer of Fighter Aircrafts 'Fw 190' and 'Ta 152')
Kurt Tank
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 24, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bydgoszcz, Poland
Died: 1983

Legendary German aircraft designer Kurt Tank established the design and testing department at the Rohrbach aircraft factory. Apart from developing the German fighter aircrafts Fw 190 and Fw 200 Condor, he also developed warplanes for other countries, the most notable being the Marut for India’s Hindustan Aeronautics.

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Eleanor Farjeon
(British Children's Story Writer Known for Her Work 'Morning Has Broken')
Eleanor Farjeon
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 13, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Strand, London, England
Died: 1965

Eleanor Farjeon was an English author who wrote children's stories, poetry, biography, and satire. During her illustrious career, Farjeon received several prestigious literary awards. The Eleanor Farjeon Award is presented every year by the Children's Book Circle to honor Eleanor Farjeon's life and career.

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Kaʻahumanu
(Queen)
Kaʻahumanu
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Birthdate: March 17, 1768
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hana, Hawaii, United States
Died: 1832
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Frances Densmore
(Anthropologist)
Frances Densmore
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Birthdate: May 21, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1957
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Jerome Bruner
(American Psychologist)
Jerome Bruner
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Birthdate: October 1, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 2016
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Thornton W. Burgess
(American children’s author and naturalist)
Thornton W. Burgess
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 14, 1874
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1965
 30 
Curtis Amy
(Saxophonist)
Curtis Amy
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 11, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: 2002
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Józef Beck
(Statesman)
Józef Beck
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1944
 32 
Max Lerner
(Journalist)
Max Lerner
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Birthdate: December 20, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 1992
 33 
Julia A. Moore
(American poet)
Julia A. Moore
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 1, 1847
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plainfield charter Township, Michigan, United States
Died: 1920
 34 
Richard Johnson
(Actor)
Richard Johnson
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Birthdate: July 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Upminster,England
Died: 2015
 35 
Yaʿqūb ibn Layth al-Ṣaffār
(Iranian Coppersmith Who Established the Saffarid Dynasty of Sistan)
Yaʿqūb ibn Layth al-Ṣaffār
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Birthdate: October 25, 0840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zaranj, Afghanistan
Died: 0879

A 9th-century Iranian coppersmith, Yaʿqūb ibn Layth al-Ṣaffār established the Saffarid dynasty of Sistan. He once almost captured Baghdad. His dynasty also witnessed a revival of the Persian language after it was overshadowed by Arabic for a long time. He remains to be a popular Iranian folk hero.

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Hushang Golshiri
(One of the First Iranian Writers to Use Modern Literary Techniques)
Hushang Golshiri
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Isfahan, Iran
Died: 2000

Houshang Golshiri was an Iranian writer, editor, and critic. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most important writers of Persian prose, Golshiri was also one of the earliest writers from Iran to use modern literary techniques. Some of Houshang Golshiri's works like Prince Ehtejab and First Innocent have been adapted into films.   

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Jules Pascin
(Painter)
Jules Pascin
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Birthdate: March 31, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vidin, Bulgaria
Died: 1930
 38 
Saint Boniface
(Anglo-Saxon Missionary Who Played an Important Role in Converting The Germanic Pagans to Christianity)
Saint Boniface
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0672 AD
Birthplace: Crediton
Died: 0754

Saint Boniface was an Anglo-Saxon missionary who played an important role in converting the Germanic pagans to Christianity. Considered a unifier of Europe, Boniface is widely regarded as a national figure by German Catholics. Today, Saint Boniface is recognized as the Patron Saint of Devon.

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Iona Brown
(Violinist and conductor)
Iona Brown
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salisbury, United Kingdom
Died: 2004
 40 
Heinz Erhardt
(German Actor, Comedian, & Musician)
Heinz Erhardt
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 20, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riga, Russia
Died: 1979

Heinz Erhardt was a German actor, comedian, entertainer, musician, and poet. After starting his career as a cabaret artist, Erhardt went on to establish himself as a musician and comedian. During his film career, Heinz Erhardt played prominent roles in comedy movies like Of Course, the Motorists, Three Men in a Boat, and Father, Mother and Nine Children.

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Charles Armitage Brown
(Known for friend of Keats)
Charles Armitage Brown
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 17, 1787
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lambeth, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1842
 42 
Patricia Dane
(Actress)
Patricia Dane
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Birthdate: August 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Florida, United States
Died: 1995
 43 
Manu Tupou
(Former Actor role in his first film, Hawaii)
Manu Tupou
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Birthdate: January 5, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lomaloma, Lau, Fiji
Died: 2004
 44 
Herbert Sandler
(Banker)
Herbert Sandler
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 16, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2019
 45 
Alan Berkman
(Physician)
Alan Berkman
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2009
 46 
Stephen Kemble
(Theatre actor)
Stephen Kemble
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Birthdate: April 21, 1758
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kington, Herefordshire, England
Died: 1822
 47 
Giovanni Paisiello
(Composer)
Giovanni Paisiello
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 9, 1740
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roccaforzata, Italy
Died: 1816
 48 
Douglas Gerrard
(Actor)
Douglas Gerrard
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Birthdate: August 12, 1891
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1950
 49 
Clarence M. Pendleton Jr.
(Administrator)
Clarence M. Pendleton Jr.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1988
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Boris Pokrovskyky
(Director)
Boris Pokrovskyky
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Birthdate: January 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 2009