Died On March 23rd

Discover the most famous people who died on March 23. The list includes people like Elizabeth Taylor, Bhagat Singh, Lee Kuan Yew, Stendhal, Peter of Castile. Famous personalities featured on this list, include soldiers, economists, actors and military leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Russia and many more countries.
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 1 
Desmond Doss
(U. S. Army Corporal)
Desmond Doss
49
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lynchburg
Died: 2006

Desmond Doss was a US Army corporal. Doss served as a combat medic in World War II. For his actions during the Battle of Okinawa, Desmond Doss became the only conscientious objector to be honored with the prestigious Medal of Honor as he saved 75 men. His life and work inspired several books and the biographical war film Hacksaw Ridge.

 2 
Elizabeth Taylor
(One of the Best Actresses of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Elizabeth Taylor
73
Birthdate: February 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Died: 2011

Considered an incandescent beauty, Elizabeth Taylor was a very popular and successful actor and her legacy is an everlasting one. She shone in movies like A Place in the Sun, Giant, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Butterfield 8 in the 1950s and 60s. Recipient of two Oscars, she married eight times.

 3 
Lee Kuan Yew
(Founding Father of Modern Singapore)
Lee Kuan Yew
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 16, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore, Straits Settlements
Died: 2015

Lawyer-turned-politician Lee Kuan Yew, also known as LKY, was the first prime minister of Singapore, from 1959 to 1990. He established the People's Action Party. He later also served as his country’s Senior Minister and Minister Mentor. He was also part of David Rockefeller's International Council and Forbes's Brain Trust.

 4 
George Segal
(American Actor Who Became Popular in the 1960s and 1970s for Playing Both Dramatic and Comedic Roles)
George Segal
26
Birthdate: February 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York City, United States
Died: 2021
George Segal is best known for his Academy Award-nominated role in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and his Golden Globe-winning performance in A Touch of Class. He pioneered the trend of retaining the Jewish surname in showbiz. He is a skilled banjo player and has also released three albums.
 5 
Bhagat Singh
(Revolutionary Hero of the Indian Independence Movement)
Bhagat Singh
64
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 28, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Banga, Punjab, British India
Died: 1931

Bhagat Singh is one of the most revered freedom fighters of Indian Independence movement. His execution by the British rulers at a young age of 23 inspired many young people to join the freedom struggle. His life’s mission was to free India from colonial rule and his legacy as a symbol of bravery and patriotism continues to live on.

 6 
Peter Lorre
(Best Known for His Role as the Psychotic Child Murderer in the Thriller Film ‘M’)
Peter Lorre
17
Birthdate: June 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ružomberok, Slovakia
Died: 1964
Hungarian-American actor Peter Lorre went from stage-acting in Vienna to working in films in Germany. He soared to fame with the films M and The Man Who Knew Too Much. He left Germany during the Nazi rule. Fans loved him as Le Chiffre in the TV version of Casino Royale.
 7 
Madeleine Albright
(64th United States Secretary of State (1997 - 2001))
Madeleine Albright
40
Birthdate: May 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Smíchov, Prague, Czechia
Died: 2022
Madeleine Albright served as the U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001, under Bill Clinton, and was the first woman to hold the post. The Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee also chaired the Albright Stonebridge Group and taught at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.
 8 
Ken Howard
(Actor)
Ken Howard
5
Birthdate: March 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Centro, California, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 9 
Friedrich von Hayek
(Austrian–British Economist, Philosopher and Winner of the 1974 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences)
Friedrich von Hayek
18
Birthdate: May 8, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1992

A winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, Friedrich von Hayek, was an advocate of classical liberalism. The Austrian-British economist, who was also a political philosopher, co-founded the Mont Pelerin Society. He worked at the London School of Economics, the University of Chicago and the University of Freiburg and authored the popular book, The Road to Serfdom.

 10 
Lola Albright
(Actress, Singer)
Lola Albright
4
Birthdate: July 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 11 
Stendhal
(French Writer Best Known for His Novels 'The Red and the Black' and 'The Charterhouse of Parma')
Stendhal
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 23, 1783
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: 1842
French author Marie-Henri Beyle, better known by his pseudonym, Stendhal, had used a number of other pseudonyms, too. He had lost his mother early in life and had also served in the French army briefly. He is remembered for novels such as The Red and the Black.
 12 
Joe Weider
(Functionary, Editor)
Joe Weider
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 29, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montreal
Died: 2013

Joe Weider was a Canadian entrepreneur and bodybuilder. He is credited with co-founding the International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness which oversees several of the sport's international events, such as the Continental and World Championships. Weider is also credited with creating prominent bodybuilding contests like Mr. Olympia, Masters Olympia, and Ms. Olympia.

 13 
Joe Garagiola
(Baseball Player)
Joe Garagiola
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 14 
Giulietta Masina
(Former Actress best known for her performances of Gelsomina in La Strada (1954) and Cabiria in Nights of Cabiria (1957))
Giulietta Masina
0
Birthdate: February 22, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Giorgio di Piano, Italy
Died: 1994
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 15 
Delores Taylor
4
Birthdate: September 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Winner, South Dakota, United States
Died: 2018
 16 
Clay Matthews Sr.
(American football player)
Clay Matthews Sr.
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 17 
Peter of Castile
(King of Castile and León from 1350 to 1369)
Peter of Castile
1
Birthdate: August 30, 1334
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burgos, Spain
Died: 1369

Peter of Castile was the king of Castile and León from 1350 to 1369. He was the son of  Alfonso XI of Castile and Maria of Portugal and a member of the main branch of the House of Ivrea. He began his reign when he was almost 16 years old and became notorious as a vicious and cruel ruler. 

 18 
Zoot Sims
(Saxophonist)
Zoot Sims
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Inglewood, California,United States
Died: 1985
 19 
Anawrahta
(King)
Anawrahta
1
Birthdate: May 11, 1014
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: 1078
 20 
Princess Augusta of Great Britain
(Princess)
Princess Augusta of Great Britain
1
Birthdate: July 31, 1737
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St James's Palace, London
Died: 1813
 21 
Philip Kerr
(British Author Best Known for His Bernie Gunther Series of Historical Detective Thrillers)
Philip Kerr
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 2018

Philip Kerr is best remembered for his 13 historical thrillers, clubbed as the Bernie Gunther series, and the children’s series Children of the Lamp, which he penned under the pseudonym P.B. Kerr. He wrote porn stories as a 12-year-old and later also worked as an ad copywriter.

 22 
Hovhannes Tumanyan
(Poet)
Hovhannes Tumanyan
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 19, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lori Province, Armenia
Died: 1923
 23 
Alice Prin
(Model)
Alice Prin
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 2, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chatillon-sur-Seine, France
Died: 1953
 24 
David Kossoff
(Actor)
David Kossoff
0
Birthdate: November 24, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hackney Central Hackney, London, England
Died: 2005
 25 
Tim Crews
(Baseball player)
Tim Crews
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: 1993
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 26 
John of Brienne
(King)
John of Brienne
0
Birthdate: February 20, 1170
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brienne-le-Château, France
Died: 1237
 27 
Cindy Walker
(Songwriter)
Cindy Walker
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 20, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mart, Texas, United States
Died: 2006
 28 
Henry Cromwell
(Oliver Cromwell's son)
Henry Cromwell
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1628
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huntingdon, England
Died: 1674
 29 
Nicolas Fouquet
(Politician)
Nicolas Fouquet
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1615
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1680
 30 
Mitsuyasu Maeno
(Japanese Actor)
Mitsuyasu Maeno
0
Birthdate: 1947 AD
Birthplace: Setagaya City, Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1976
 31 
René Enríquez
(Actor)
René Enríquez
1
Birthdate: November 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Granada, Nicaragua
Died: 1990
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 32 
Gilbert N. Lewis
(American Physical Chemist Best Known for His Discovery of the Covalent Bond)
Gilbert N. Lewis
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1946

Gilbert N. Lewis was an American physical chemist best remembered for his detection of the covalent bond. He made immense contributions to photochemistry, chemical thermodynamics, and isotope separation. Gilbert N. Lewis received 41 nominations for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, but never won the award. However, he influenced and mentored numerous Nobel laureates, including Harold Urey and William F. Giauque.

 33 
Joe Pyne
(Talk show host)
Joe Pyne
0
Birthdate: December 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1970
 34 
Jean Bartik
(Computer software pioneer)
Jean Bartik
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alanthus Grove, Missouri, United States
Died: 2011
 35 
Sukhdev Thapar
(Indian Revolutionary Who Was Involved in the Assassination of Assistant Superintendent of Police, J. P. Saunders)
Sukhdev Thapar
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Punjab, India
Died: 1931
 36 
Nashom Wooden
(Musical Artist)
Nashom Wooden
1
Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2020
 37 
Virgil Trucks
(Baseball player)
Virgil Trucks
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Died: 2013
 38 
Mao Anqing
(Chinese Writer and Translator)
Mao Anqing
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Changsha, Republic of China
Died: 2007
 39 
Sarah Caldwell
(Opera conductor and producer)
Sarah Caldwell
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maryville, Missouri, United States
Died: 2006
 40 
Arne Jacobsen
(Danish Architect and Furniture Designer)
Arne Jacobsen
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 11, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1971
 41 
Raoul Dufy
(Painter)
Raoul Dufy
1
Birthdate: June 3, 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Le Havre, France
Died: 1953
 42 
Robert Nivelle
(Military personnel)
Robert Nivelle
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tulle
Died: 1924
 43 
Helena Dragas
(Sovereign)
Helena Dragas
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1372 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: 1450
 44 
Justus Lipsius
(Belgian Scholar Who Mostly Wrote on the Revival of 'Stoicism')
Justus Lipsius
1
Birthdate: October 18, 1547
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Overijse, Belgium
Died: 1606

Belgian scholar Justus Lipsius chaired history and philosophy at the University of Jena and was later associated with the universities of Leiden and Leuven. His works mostly revolved around the revival of Stoicism, which led to the Neostoicism movement. His best-known works include De constantia and Politicorum libri sex.

 45 
Chase Tatum
(Wrestler, Actor)
Chase Tatum
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: 2008
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 46 
Nikolai Rubinstein
(Former pianist, conductor, and composer)
Nikolai Rubinstein
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 2, 1835
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1881
 47 
Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed
(Somali Politician)
Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 15, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gaalkacyo
Died: 2012
 48 
Gary Dahl
(CopyWriter)
Gary Dahl
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 18, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bottineau, North Dakota, United States
Died: 2015
 49 
Johann Gottfried Walther
(Composer)
Johann Gottfried Walther
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 18, 1684
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
Died: 1748
 50 
Donald Swann
(Composer)
Donald Swann
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 30, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Llanelli, Wales, England
Died: 1994

Part of the British comedy duo Flanders and Swann, Donald Swann had met his partner Michael Flanders in school. Born to Russian Revolution refugees, Swann had also been an ambulance driver during World War II. A talented composer, he either composed or wrote about 2000 songs throughout his career.