Died On March 22nd

Discover the most famous people who died on March 22. The list includes people like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Rob Ford, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jonathan Edwards, D. S. Senanayake. Famous personalities featured on this list, include composers, political leaders, poets and guitarists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & Italy and many more countries.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Novelist Best Known for 'The Sorrows of Young Werther', the First Novel of The Sturm Und Drang Movement)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
25
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1749
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goethe House, Frankfurt, Germany
Died: 1832

Regarded as the greatest literary figure in Germany's modern era, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a statesman and writer. Apart from writing poetry and prose, he also wrote treatises on color, anatomy, and botany. Thanks to his literary genius, Goethe was made part of the Duke's privy council in Weimar and he implemented several reforms at the University of Jena.

 2 
William Hanna
(Creator of Popular Cartoon Characters Such as 'Tom and Jerry', 'The Flintstones' and 'Scooby-Doo')
William Hanna
9
Birthdate: July 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melrose, New Mexico, United States
Died: 2001
William Hanna was an American animator, best known for creating popular cartoon characters such as Tom and Jerry, the Flintstones, and Scooby-Doo. He co-founded the Hanna-Barbera company, along with his longtime partner Joseph Barbera. Their team had produced more than 3,000 half-hour shows for 150 television cartoon series that won seven Academy Awards and eight Emmy Awards.
 3 
Dan Hartman
(Singer)
Dan Hartman
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1994
 4 
Sib Hashian
(Musician)
Sib Hashian
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2017
 5 
Alexander Severus
(Roman Emperor from 222 to 235)
Alexander Severus
4
Birthdate: October 1, 0208
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Arqa, Lebanon
Died: 0235

Alexander Severus reigned as the Roman emperor from 222 until his death in 235. He was the last emperor of the famous Severan dynasty. Alexander Severus’ death not only brought an end to the Severan dynasty, but also marked the beginning of the Crisis of the Third Century, a period of hardship during which the great Roman Empire almost collapsed.

 6 
Jean-Baptiste Lully
(French Composer, Instrumentalist, and Dancer)
Jean-Baptiste Lully
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 28, 1632
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1687

Born to Italian parents, Jean-Baptiste Lully grew up to be a legendary composer who ruled the French courts. He started his journey as a violinist in Louis XIV’s band and later came to be known for his tragic operas. He had also apparently invented the French overture.

 7 
Stephen Decatur
(Officer)
Stephen Decatur
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1779
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: 1820
 8 
Wayne Huizenga
(Entrepreneur)
Wayne Huizenga
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 29, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States
Died: 2018
 9 
Scott Walker
(Singer-songwriter)
Scott Walker
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 10 
Ismail Ibn Sharif
(Sultan)
Ismail Ibn Sharif
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Birthdate: 1645 AD
Birthplace: Rissani, Morocco
Died: 1727
 11 
D. S. Senanayake
(First Prime Minister of Sri Lanka)
D. S. Senanayake
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 20, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mirigama
Died: 1952

Sri Lanka’s first prime minister, D. S. Senanayake, was the son of a plantation owner and graphite miner and was raised as a devout Buddhist. An amateur cricketer in school, he later took to rubber planting and formed the cooperative-society movement. He rejected the honor of a knighthood.

 12 
Walter Lantz
(Cartoonist)
Walter Lantz
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Birthdate: April 27, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 1994
 13 
Karl Wallenda
(German-American High Wire Artist)
Karl Wallenda
1
Birthdate: January 21, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: 1978
 14 
David Strickland
(Actor)
David Strickland
5
Birthdate: October 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glen Cove, New York Glen Cove, Long Island, New York (state) New York, United States U.S.
Died: 1999
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 15 
Sabiha Gökçen
(Aviator)
Sabiha Gökçen
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 21, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey
Died: 2001
 16 
Ahmed Yassin
(Palestinian Politician and Imam Who Founded Hamas)
Ahmed Yassin
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Al-Jura, Mandatory Palestine
Died: 2004
Ahmed Yassin was a Palestinian politician who founded Hamas, a militant Islamist organization. He was also an imam and served as Hamas' spiritual leader after its founding in 1987. Ahmed Yassin was assassinated on 22 March 2004 by the Israel Defense Forces.
 17 
Jonathan Edwards
(Preacher, Theologian, Philosopher)
Jonathan Edwards
3
Birthdate: October 5, 1703
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: East Windsor, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1758

Jonathan Edwards was an American philosopher, revivalist preacher, and Congregationalist Protestant theologian. Considered one of America's most prominent and influential philosophical theologians, Jonathan Edwards played a major role in shaping the Evangelical Revival of the 1730s and 1740s. His theological work is credited with paving the way for a new school of theology called the New England theology.

 18 
Mike Todd
(Producer)
Mike Todd
9
Birthdate: June 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Died: 1958
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 19 
Tomas Milian
(Actor)
Tomas Milian
2
Birthdate: March 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: 2017

Tomas Milian was a Cuban-born singer and actor best remembered for starring in European genre films. He also played important roles in non-genre films like La Luna, which earned him the Nastro d'Argento under the Best Supporting Actor category. Tomas Milian is also remembered for appearing in many Spaghetti Western films in the late-1960s and early-1970s. 
 

 20 
Dave Guard
(Singer, Banjoist, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Guitarist)
Dave Guard
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: 1991
 21 
Cachao
(Double Bassist)
Cachao
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
Died: 2008
 22 
Rod Price
(Guitarist)
Rod Price
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Willesden
Died: 2005
 23 
Uncle Dave Macon
(American Old-Time Banjo Player, Singer & Comedian)
Uncle Dave Macon
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 7, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Smartt Station, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1952

Uncle Dave Macon, considered by many music historians as the grandfather of country music, was an old-time singer, songwriter and banjo player. Although he started performing early in his life and became known for his showmanship, he took up music as his profession around the age of fifty-one, recording over 170 songs until his death, at the age of eighty-one.

 24 
Olga Knipper
(Actress)
Olga Knipper
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Birthdate: September 21, 1868
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glazov, Russia
Died: 1959
 25 
Frederic Farrar
(British Cleric, Religious Writer and Author)
Frederic Farrar
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: 1903

Anglican cleric Frederic Farrar is best remembered for the tales of school life that he had penned in the novel Eric, or, Little by Little. As a philologist, he applied Charles Darwin’s theory to the evolution of languages. He had even been a pallbearer at Darwin’s funeral.

 26 
Dallas Green
(Baseball player)
Dallas Green
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newport, Delaware, United States
Died: 2017
 27 
Bebo Valdés
(Musician)
Bebo Valdés
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quivicán, Cuba
Died: 2013
 28 
Emperor Go-Sai
(Emperor , Sovereign)
Emperor Go-Sai
1
Birthdate: January 1, 1638
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Died: 1685
 29 
Lembit Ulfsak
(Actor)
Lembit Ulfsak
1
Birthdate: July 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Koeru, Estonia
Died: 2017
 30 
Sir James W. Black
(Scottish Physician and Pharmacologist, Winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Sir James W. Black
36
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Uddingston, Scotland
Died: 2010

Sir James W. Black was a Scottish pharmacologist and physician. Black, who became interested in the study of the human heart and its reaction to adrenaline, developed a beta-blocker named propranolol to treat heart diseases. He is also credited with developing cimetidine, a drug used to cure stomach ulcers. He was honored with the 1988 Nobel Prize for Medicine.

 31 
Iseult Gonne
(Poet)
Iseult Gonne
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 6, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1954
 32 
Agnes Arber
(Botanist)
Agnes Arber
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 23, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London
Died: 1960

British botanist Agnes Arber is best remembered for her research on the anatomy of monocotyledons. She also scripted history as the first elected female member of the Fellow of The Royal Society. Her paleobotanist husband had also taught her at Cambridge. Her later works were mostly on plant philosophy.

 33 
Hans Kohlhase
(Merchant)
Hans Kohlhase
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1500 AD
Birthplace: Müncheberg, Germany
Died: 1540
 34 
Paul Verhoeven
(Actor, Director)
Paul Verhoeven
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Birthdate: June 23, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Unna, Germany
Died: 1975
 35 
Emmanuel Mounier
(Philosopher)
Emmanuel Mounier
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Birthdate: April 1, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: 1950
 36 
Pierre Brossolette
(Journalist)
Pierre Brossolette
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Birthdate: June 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1944
 37 
Jade Goody
(English Television Personality Who Was Known for Her Reality Show ‘Big Brother’)
Jade Goody
7
Birthdate: June 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 2009

Reality star Jade Goody gained fame with Big Brother 3. She was criticized for making racist remarks against Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty on Celebrity Big Brother 5. Goody later apologized for her behavior and participated in Bigg Boss, before being diagnosed with cervical cancer, which caused her death at 27.

 38 
René Marqués
(Short story writer)
René Marqués
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 4, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Died: 1979
 39 
Nicolas Flamel
(French Scribe and Manuscript Seller)
Nicolas Flamel
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1330 AD
Birthplace: Pontoise, France
Died: 1418

Nicolas Flamel was a French scribe and manuscript-seller active in the 14th century. He was also known to be an alchemist. He was married to a wealthy woman, and the couple owned several properties together. They were generous and donated money to numerous churches and hostels. He is often featured in fictional works as a legendary alchemist. 

 40 
Enzo Fiermonte
(Actor)
Enzo Fiermonte
0
Birthdate: July 17, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Casamassima, Italy
Died: 1993
 41 
Steve Olin
(Baseball player)
Steve Olin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: 1993
 42 
Eugene Landy
(Psychologist)
Eugene Landy
6
Birthdate: November 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2006
 43 
Gabi Delgado-López
(Composer)
Gabi Delgado-López
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: 2020
 44 
Phife Dawg
(Rapper)
Phife Dawg
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 2016
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 45 
Eric Weissberg
(Singer)
Eric Weissberg
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City,United States
Died: 2020
 46 
Harriette Simpson Arnow
(Novelist)
Harriette Simpson Arnow
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wayne County, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1986
 47 
Marie of Hesse-Kassel
(Queen)
Marie of Hesse-Kassel
1
Birthdate: October 28, 1767
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanau, Germany
Died: 1852
 48 
George of Poděbrady
(King)
George of Poděbrady
0
Birthdate: April 23, 1420
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chateau Poděbrady, Poděbrady, Czechia
Died: 1471
 49 
Max Mason
(Mathematician)
Max Mason
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 26, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1961
 50 
Gerald Bull
(Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Inventor)
Gerald Bull
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ontario
Died: 1990

Gerald Vincent Bull was a Canadian artillery expert, known for designing Project Babylon supergun for the Government of Iraq. His idea was to do away with the conventional rockets by firing satellites into orbit from a 156m-long barrel embedded inside a hill. However, his assassination within two years of the start of the project put an end to it.