Died On June 7th

Discover the most famous people who died on June 7. The list includes people like Alan Turing, Richard Ramirez, Jean Harlow, E. M. Forster, Judy Holliday. Famous personalities featured on this list, include soldiers, novelists, actresses and political leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & France and many more countries.
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Alan Turing
(English Mathematician Who is Considered as the Father of Theoretical Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence)
Alan Turing
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Birthdate: June 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maida Vale, London, England
Died: 1954

Regarded as the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, Alan Turing was a distinguished mathematician and logician. During WWII, he successfully broke the challenging German Enigma machine codes thereby reducing the duration of war by a couple of years. The scientist, who was convicted for being gay, has been an inspiration for numerous films, plays and novels.

 2 
Christopher Lee
(Actor and Singer Known for His Role as ‘Count Dracula’ in ‘Hammer Horror’ Films)
Christopher Lee
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Birthdate: May 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belgravia, London, United Kingdom
Died: 2015

Christopher Lee was one of the most respected actors of his generation. Such was his impact on the British and American film industries that David Cameron described him as a titan of the golden age of cinema following his death in 2015. Famous for his deep, strong voice, Christopher Lee was also a popular singer who worked with several metal bands.

 3 
Jean Harlow
(American Actress Who was the Leading Sex Symbol of the Early 1930s)
Jean Harlow
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Birthdate: March 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 1937

Jean Harlow was an actress and sex symbol. Nicknamed the Platinum Blonde and Blonde Bombshell, Harlow was famous for her femme fatale screen persona. She became one of the biggest Hollywood stars despite being in the industry for not more than nine years. Her life and career inspired several movies, such as Harlow and Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell.

 4 
Dražen Petrović
(Basketball player)
Dražen Petrović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Šibenik, Croatia
Died: 1993
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 5 
E. M. Forster
(English Author Known for His Novels: ‘A Room with a View’, ‘Howards End’ and ‘A Passage to India’)
E. M. Forster
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1970

Best known for his iconic novels Howard’s End and A Passage to India, British author E. M. Forster dealt with themes such as class division and gender. Born in England and educated at Cambridge, he had also spent some time as a secretary to Maharaja Tukojirao III of India.

 6 
Chief Seattle
(Suquamish and Duwamish Chief)
Chief Seattle
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1786 AD
Birthplace: Suquamish, Washington, United States
Died: 1866
Chief Seattle was a Suquamish and Duwamish chief who was a close friend of David Swinson "Doc" Maynard and is remembered for his amicable relationship with the white settlers. The city of Seattle was named after him. He is widely known for his speech on Native American land rights.
 7 
Dorothy Parker
(American Poet, Critic & Satirist Who Was Known for Her Wit, Wisecracks, and Eye for 20th-Century Urban Foibles)
Dorothy Parker
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 22, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1967

Poet and author Dorothy Parker rose to fame with her published works in The New Yorker. She later formed the Algonquin Round Table. She also wrote for Hollywood films such as A Star Is Born and earned two Academy Award nominations. However, her association with left-wing politics got her blacklisted.

 8 
Dan Duryea
(Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘The Pride of the Yankees’ and ‘None But the Lonely Heart’)
Dan Duryea
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Birthdate: January 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: 1968

Dan Duryea was an American actor best remembered for portraying negative roles. However, he was also renowned for his versatility as he played a wide variety of leading roles as well. He also became famous as a TV actor and played important roles in series like China Smith and The New Adventures of China Smith.

Henry Valentine Miller
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 26, 1891
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yorkville, Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 1980
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 10 
Trevor Goddard
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Kano’ in the Martial Arts Action Film ‘Mortal Kombat’)
Trevor Goddard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Croydon, Surrey, England
Died: 2003

Apart from being an actor, best known for the film Mortal Kombat and the series JAG, Trevor Goddard had also been a talented light heavyweight boxer. He also played cricket and football in his youth. He died of an accidental drug overdose at age 40, in his North Hollywood home.

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Leo Burnett
(Businessman, Advertising Executive)
Leo Burnett
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 21, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Johns, Michigan U.S.
Died: 1971
 12 
ZaSu Pitts
(Actress)
ZaSu Pitts
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Birthdate: January 3, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Parsons, Kansas, United States
Died: 1963
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Jim McKay
(American Sportscaster and Sportswriter)
Jim McKay
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Birthdate: September 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2008
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Terry Long
(American football player)
Terry Long
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 15 
Anne of Bohemia
(Queen of England)
Anne of Bohemia
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Birthdate: May 11, 1366
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia
Died: 1394
 16 
Jean Arp
(German-French-Sculptor Best Known for His Biomorphic Sculptures)
Jean Arp
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 16, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: 1966

Jean Arp was born in Strasbourg, to a German father and a French mother. After studying art in Paris and Switzerland, he co-created The Modern Alliance and participated in the Dada and Abstraction-Création movements. An avant-garde painter and sculptor, he also experimented with media such as embroidery.

 17 
Friedrich Hölderlin
(German Poet and Philosopher Best Known for His Novel 'Hyperion')
Friedrich Hölderlin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 1770
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lauffen am Neckar, Germany
Died: 1843

German lyric poet and dramatist Friedrich Hölderlin was a significant figure of German Romanticism. Initially pushed to join a Christian ministry by his mother, he later ditched the idea and was inspired by Greek mythology. He later suffered from schizophrenia and spent 36 years in a tower, later named the Hölderlinturm.

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Patrick Brontë
(Priest)
Patrick Brontë
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 17, 1777
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rathfriland, County Down, Ireland
Died: 1861
 19 
Josephine of Leuchtenberg
(Queen)
Josephine of Leuchtenberg
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Birthdate: March 14, 1807
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 1876
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Ken Riley
(American football player)
Ken Riley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bartow, Florida, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Dino Risi
(Film Director)
Dino Risi
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Birthdate: December 23, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 2008
 22 
Philip Guston
(Painter and Printmaker Whose Work Bridged the Gap Between Abstract Expressionism and Neo-Expressionism)
Philip Guston
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Birthdate: June 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 1980
 23 
Meade Lux Lewis
(Pianist)
Meade Lux Lewis
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 4, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1964
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Max Factor
(Businessman)
Max Factor
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 18, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died: 1996
 25 
Signe Hasso
(Actress)
Signe Hasso
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 15, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2002
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Joseph von Fraunhofer
(Physicist, Astronomer, Chemist)
Joseph von Fraunhofer
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 6, 1787
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Straubing
Died: 1826

Joseph von Fraunhofer was a Bavarian optical lens manufacturer and physicist. He is credited with developing diffraction grating and inventing the spectroscope. He is also credited with discovering the Fraunhofer lines, the dark absorption lines produced in the spectrum of the sun. The Fraunhofer Society, Europe's biggest Society for the Advancement of Applied Research, is named in his honor.

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Nara Leão
(Singer, Musician)
Nara Leão
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vitoria, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Died: 1989

Nara Leão was a Brazilian singer specializing in bossa nova and popular music. As a young girl, she was trained under composer Patricio Teixeira and classical guitarist Solon Ayala. After launching her professional career, she often toured with musician Sérgio Mendes. She shifted to political music during the period of military dictatorship in Brazil. 

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Charles Templeton
(Canadian Evangelist and Journalist)
Charles Templeton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 7, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 2001
 29 
Tudor Vladimirescu
(Romanian Hero and Revolutionary Leader Who Led the 1821 Wallachian Uprising)
Tudor Vladimirescu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1780 AD
Birthplace: Vladimiri, Romania
Died: 1821

Romanian revolutionary leader and a national hero, Tudor Vladimirescu led the Wallachian uprising of 1821. Initially part of the Greek Friendly Brotherhood, to overturn the Turkish rule in the Balkans, he later formed his own Wallachian revolt. He was eventually executed on the orders of Greek nationalist politician Alexander Ypsilantis.

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Cotton Owens
(American Race Car Driver)
Cotton Owens
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Union, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2012
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Lynika Strozier
(Biologist)
Lynika Strozier
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Died: 2020
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William Williams Keen
(American Physician and the First Brain Surgeon in the United States)
William Williams Keen
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 19, 1837
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1932

William Williams Keen pioneered brain surgery in the U.S. Working on neurological injuries as an army surgeon, he discovered many previously unknown neurological ailments. He was also part of a secret operation on a yacht to remove a tumor from the upper jaw of U.S. president Grover Cleveland.

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Franz Xaver Gruber
(Organist)
Franz Xaver Gruber
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 25, 1787
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hochburg-Ach, Austria
Died: 1863
 34 
Ashikaga Takauji
(samurai, bushi)
Ashikaga Takauji
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 18, 1305
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ayabe
Died: 1358

Ashikaga Takauji is remembered as the founder of the Ashikaga shogunate. Apart from showcasing his military exploits, Takauji had also excelled in waka, a form of Japanese poetry with 31 syllables, and renga, or linked verse. He also promoted the Zen philosophy and built several temples.

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Don the Beachcomber
(Military personnel)
Don the Beachcomber
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Limestone County, Texas, United States
Died: 1989
 36 
Louise de La Vallière
(Duchy of La Vallière)
Louise de La Vallière
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1644
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tours, France
Died: 1710
 37 
Victoire of France
(Princess)
Victoire of France
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Birthdate: May 11, 1733
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, France
Died: 1799
 38 
Bobby Hackett
(Jazz musician, Trumpeter)
Bobby Hackett
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 31, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 1976
 39 
Roger Nelson
(Skydiver)
Roger Nelson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: United States
Died: 2003
 40 
Alexis Bouvard
(French Astronomer Who is Noted for Discovering Eight Comets and Writing Tables Astronomiques of Jupiter and Saturn)
Alexis Bouvard
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 27, 1767
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Contamines, France
Died: 1843

Alexis Bouvard was a French astronomer, particularly noted for predicting the existence of an eighth planet in the solar system. Also known for discovering eight comets, he wrote Tables astronomiques of Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus; but when his tables for Uranus failed, he correctly hypothesized that an unknown planet, later discovered as Neptune, is causing irregularity in its movement.

 41 
Alan Blumlein
(English Electronics Engineer)
Alan Blumlein
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Birthdate: June 29, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Died: 1942

Best known as the inventor of stereo sound, electronic engineer Alan Blumlein had 128 patents in his kitty. He died at age 38, when the Halifax bomber carrying him and his colleagues crashed during World War II. He was apparently part of a secret radar experiment back then.

 42 
Vissarion Belinsky
(Literary critic)
Vissarion Belinsky
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Birthdate: June 11, 1811
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland
Died: 1848
 43 
Paul Blobel
(Military leader, Criminal)
Paul Blobel
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 13, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: 1951
 44 
Augustus Washington
(Photographer, Politician)
Augustus Washington
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1820 AD
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1875
 45 
Stanley Schachter
(Psychologist)
Stanley Schachter
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Birthdate: April 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Flushing, New York, United States
Died: 1997
 46 
Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
(Philosopher)
Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
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Birthdate: February 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marianowo, Mazovia, Poland
Died: 2014

Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka was a Polish American phenomenologist and philosopher. She is credited with founding the World Phenomenology Institute (WPI) where she remained as the president until her death in 2014. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka also contributed immensely to the popular book series Analecta Husserliana, serving as its editor since its inception in 1968.

 47 
Dennis Potter
(Screenwriter)
Dennis Potter
1
Birthdate: May 17, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berry Hill, England
Died: 1994
 48 
Laure Junot, Duchess of Abrantès
(Writer)
Laure Junot, Duchess of Abrantès
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 6, 1784
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: 1838
 49 
Lilian, Princess of Rethy
(Aristocrat)
Lilian, Princess of Rethy
1
Birthdate: November 28, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2002
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Julien Benda
(Philosopher)
Julien Benda
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Birthdate: December 26, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1956