Died On March 24th

Discover the most famous people who died on March 24. The list includes people like Elizabeth I of England, Jules Verne, Johan Cruyff, Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, journalists, political leaders and military leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, France & Switzerland and many more countries.
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 1 
Elizabeth I of England
(Queen of England)
Elizabeth I of England
59
Birthdate: September 7, 1533
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palace of Placentia
Died: 1603
Elizabeth I, daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, ruled as the Queen of England and Ireland from 1558 to 1603. She had been declared illegitimate after her mother’s execution. Nicknamed The Virgin Queen for her unmarried status, she established an English Protestant church and served as its governor.
 2 
Johan Cruyff
(One of the Greatest Football Players & One of the Best Managers Ever)
Johan Cruyff
36
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: 2016
Dutch midfielder/forward Johan Cruyff pioneered the idea of Total Football, along with coach Rinus Michels. The first three-time Ballon d'Or-winner was known for his signature move, the Cruyff Turn. He made it to FIFA 100 and ranked second only to Pele in an official World Player of the Century poll.
 3 
Jules Verne
(French Author Who Was One of the Pioneers of the Modern Science Fiction Genre)
Jules Verne
13
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: 1905
French author Jules Verne, also known as the “Father of Science Fiction,” is best remembered for his legendary adventure novels Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. He also became the world’s second most-translated writer since 1979.
 4 
Jessica Walter
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Lucille Bluth’ in the TV Series ‘Arrested Development’)
Jessica Walter
17
Birthdate: January 31, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2021
Jessica Walter is best known for her Satellite Award-winning performance as Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development and her Emmy-winning titular role in the series Amy Prentiss. Fans also loved her in the movies Play Misty For Me and Grand Prix. She has also voiced characters in Archer and Dinosaurs.
 5 
Garry Shandling
(Stand-up Comedian)
Garry Shandling
17
Birthdate: November 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 2016

Garry Shandling was initially a sitcom writer and then performed as a stand-up comedian on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He later soared to fame with his own shows, It's Garry Shandling's Show and the Emmy-winning The Larry Sanders Show. He has also hosted the Grammy and Emmy Awards.

 6 
Robert Culp
(Known for His Role as 'Kelly Robinson' in TV series 'I Spy')
Robert Culp
6
Birthdate: August 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: 2010
Robert Culp is best remembered as Kelly Robinson from the series I Spy and as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman from Trackdown. Fans also loved him as Bill Maxwell in The Greatest American Hero and as Warren Whelan in Everybody Loves Raymond. He had also appeared in films and written scripts.
 7 
Richard Widmark
(Villainous Tommy Udo in his debut film, Kiss of Death)
Richard Widmark
11
Birthdate: December 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sunrise Township, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2008
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
(British Army Officer Who Served in the First and Second World Wars and the Irish War of Independence)
Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kennington, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1976

Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, was a British Army officer who played important roles in World War I, World War II, and the Irish War of Independence. He commanded the British Eighth Army during the Second World War and also oversaw the operations during the Battle of Normandy. Bernard Montgomery has a couple of statues dedicated to him.

 9 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(First American poet to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
13
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 27, 1807
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
Died: 1882
 10 
Cristóbal Balenciaga
(Fashion Designer)
Cristóbal Balenciaga
7
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 21, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Getaria, Spain
Died: 1972

Remembered as The King of Fashion, Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga had begun sewing at 10, helping his mother earn a living after his father’s death. A visit to Paris at 15 turned his luck around. A closeted gay, Balenciaga later revolutionized fashion with his signature flowy gowns and dresses.

 11 
Alexander Alekhine
(Russian-French Former Chess Champion)
Alexander Alekhine
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1946

Alexander Alekhine was a French and Russian chess player renowned for his imaginative and fierce attacking style. He also possessed great positional and endgame skill, which he used effectively to reign as the World Chess Champion from 1927 to 1935 and then from 1937 to 1946. Also a theoretician, Alexander Alekhine innovated several opening variations, including the Alekhine's Defence.

 12 
Earl Hamner Jr.
(Television Writer)
Earl Hamner Jr.
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Schuyler, Virginia, United States
Died: 2016
 13 
Neil Aspinall
(British Music Industry Executive Best Known for His Association with the Rock Band 'The Beatles')
Neil Aspinall
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prestatyn, Wales
Died: 2008

Often termed The Fifth Beatle, music executive Neil Aspinall went from being a schoolmate of Paul McCartney and George Harrison to eventually managing The Beatles. He later also headed Apple Corps., a company established by The Beatles. He had also fathered a child with the mother of his friend, musician Pete Best.

 14 
Manu Dibango
(Musician)
Manu Dibango
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 12, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Douala, Cameroon
Died: 2020
 15 
John Hersey
(American writer)
John Hersey
0
Birthdate: June 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tianjin, China
Died: 1993
 16 
Amado V. Hernandez
(Filipino Revolutionary, Labor Leader, and Writer)
Amado V. Hernandez
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hagonoy
Died: 1970

Amado V. Hernandez was a Filipino labor leader and writer. He is best remembered for his participation in the communist movement, for which he was arrested and imprisoned. Amado V. Hernandez criticized the social injustices in the Philippines through his writings and often included his experiences as a labor leader and as a guerrilla in his socio-political novels.

 17 
Walter Bagehot
(English Journalist, Businessman, and Essayist)
Walter Bagehot
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1826
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1877

Born to Stuckey's Bank MD Walter Bagehot was initially part of his father’s shipping and banking business. He later became the editor-in-chief of The Economist and married the publication’s founder James Wilson’s daughter. He penned path-breaking works such as Lombard Street and The English Constitution and co-established National Review.

 18 
Nikolai Berdyaev
(Former philosopher who emphasized the existential spiritual significance of human freedom and the human person)
Nikolai Berdyaev
1
Birthdate: March 18, 1874
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: 1948
 19 
Richard Serra
(American Sculptor and Painter)
Richard Serra
1
Birthdate: November 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2024

Richard Serra is an American artist renowned for his large-scale sculptures that are designed for site-specific landscape, architectural, and urban settings. Many of his works are displayed in several museums, including The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris. Serra is the recipient of several prestigious awards like The National Arts Award.

 20 
Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily
(Queen Consort of the French (1830 - 1848))
Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 26, 1782
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caserta Palace, Naples, Italy
Died: 1866

The wife of French king Louis Philippe I, Marie-Amélie de Bourbon was the last queen of France. Least interested in politics, she spent most of her life raising her 8 children. She also shunned public life for fear of a new revolution after Louis Philippe became the king following the July Revolution.

 21 
John Millington Synge
(Irish Playwright, Poet and a Key Figure in the Irish Literary Revival)
John Millington Synge
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 16, 1871
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1909

A major figure of the Irish Literary Revival, John Millington Synge is best remembered for his play The Playboy of the Western World, which caused riots in Dublin due to its satiric depiction of the Irish nature of boasting. His life ended abruptly at 37, due to blood cancer.

 22 
E. H. Shepard
(English Artist and Book Illustrator)
E. H. Shepard
1
Birthdate: December 10, 1879
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1976
 23 
Enrique Granados
(Spanish Pianist and Composer Known for His Works: ‘Goyescas’, ‘Spanish Dances’, and ‘María del Carmen’)
Enrique Granados
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 27, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lleida, Spain
Died: 1916

Spanish pianist and composer Enrique Granados gained fame with his nationalistic music. He is remembered for his iconic work Goyescas, which premiered as an opera in New York. Granados lost his life when the ship he was traveling to England in drowned after being torpedoed by a German submarine.

 24 
An Wang
(Co-founder of Wang Laboratories)
An Wang
3
Birthdate: February 7, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shanghai, China,
Died: 1990

Born in Shanghai, An Wang studied electrical engineering before moving to Harvard to get his PhD. The Wang Laboratories co-founder is remembered for inventing the magnetic core memory, which was the main component of computers till the invention of the microchip. He also developed many word-processing systems.

 25 
Alice Guy-Blaché
(Film director)
Alice Guy-Blaché
1
Birthdate: July 1, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Mandé, France
Died: 1968
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 26 
Terrance McNally
(Playwright)
Terrance McNally
3
Birthdate: November 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Died: 2020
 27 
Óscar Romero
(Salvadoran Roman Catholic Archbishop)
Óscar Romero
54
Birthdate: August 15, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador
Died: 1980

Óscar Romero was the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador. He was a prelate of the Catholic Church in El Salvador. Disturbed by a growing war between left-wing and right-wing forces, he spoke against social injustice, poverty, assassinations, and torture. He was assassinated while celebrating Mass in 1980. He is considered an unofficial patron saint of the Americas and El Salvador.

 28 
Cesar Milstein
(Biochemist, Immunologist)
Cesar Milstein
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Died: 2002

Cesar Milstein was an Argentine biochemist renowned for his work in antibody research. He is credited with developing the Hybridoma technology, a method to produce identical antibodies in large numbers, for which he was honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1984. He also received several other awards, including the Copley Medal in 1989.

 29 
George Kell
(Baseball player)
George Kell
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Arkansas, United States
Died: 2009
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
Lys Assia
(Singer)
Lys Assia
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rupperswil, Switzerland
Died: 2018

Lys Assia created history by becoming the first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. The Swiss-born singer was initially a dancer but had her first brush with music when she filled in for an absentee singer. She later released hits such as Moulin Rouge and O Mein Papa.

 31 
Richard Halliburton
(Author)
Richard Halliburton
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brownsville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1939
 32 
Sigrid Hjertén
(Swedish Modernist Painter)
Sigrid Hjertén
0
Birthdate: October 27, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sundsvall, Sweden
Died: 1948

One of the pioneers of expressionism in Sweden, Sigrid Hjertén was the only female member of the artist group De Åtta. Initially a teacher of textile design, she later painted iconic works such as Atelierinteriör. She died of a failed lobotomy procedure to cure her schizophrenia.

 33 
Maria Radner
(Opera singer)
Maria Radner
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: 2015
 34 
Rim Banna
(Singer)
Rim Banna
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel
Died: 2018
 35 
Lola Beltrán
(Singer)
Lola Beltrán
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: El Rosario, Mexico
Died: 1996
 36 
John Harrison
(Clockmaker)
John Harrison
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 3, 1693
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Foulby, England
Died: 1776
 37 
Bertel Thorvaldsen
(Danish Sculptor and Medalist)
Bertel Thorvaldsen
1
Birthdate: November 19, 1770
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1844

Bertel Thorvaldsen was a Danish sculptor and medallist. He was internationally famous and spent most of his life in Italy. He received his training at the Royal Danish Academy of Art and initially worked with his father, a woodcarver. He went on to become a famous sculptor and worked in a heroic neo-classicist style. He received many awards. 

 38 
Pieter de Hooch
(Dutch painter)
Pieter de Hooch
0
Birthdate: December 20, 1629
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: 1684
 39 
Lanford Wilson
(Playwright)
Lanford Wilson
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lebanon, Missouri, United States
Died: 2011
 40 
Catherine of Vadstena
(Saint)
Catherine of Vadstena
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1331 AD
Birthplace: Sweden
Died: 1381
 41 
Mighty Joe Young
(Musician)
Mighty Joe Young
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1999
 42 
Chung Ling Soo
(American Magician Famous For His 'Bullet Catch' Trick)
Chung Ling Soo
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Westchester County, New York, United States
Died: 1918

Chung Ling Soo was an American magician best remembered for his final act, a failed bullet catch trick, which ended his life. Born William Ellsworth Robinson, Soo assumed the identity of a Chinese man to perform his magic tricks. He even created a back story for himself and only a few knew about his real identity until his accidental death.

 43 
Beatrice of England
(Noblewomen)
Beatrice of England
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 25, 1242
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: 1275
 44 
Richard Leech
(Film actor)
Richard Leech
0
Birthdate: November 24, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, County Dublin, Irish Free State Ireland
Died: 2004
 45 
Orde Wingate
(Officer)
Orde Wingate
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nainital
Died: 1944

British military officer Orde Wingate is remembered for forming a band of British, Gurkha, and Burmese guerrilla warriors, known as Chindits, which fought valiantly against the Japanese forces in Burma during World War II. He was killed in a plane crash in Manipur at age 41.

 46 
Kitty McShane
(Actress)
Kitty McShane
1
Birthdate: May 19, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1964
 47 
Hovhannes Shiraz
(Poet)
Hovhannes Shiraz
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 27, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alexandropol, Russian Empire
Died: 1984
 48 
Uriel Jones
(Musician)
Uriel Jones
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2009
 49 
Julia Tutwiler
(Advocate)
Julia Tutwiler
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 15, 1841
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Havana, Alabama, United States
Died: 1916
 50 
Jacques Hébert
(French Journalist and Leader)
Jacques Hébert
0
Birthdate: November 15, 1757
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alençon, France
Died: 1794