Died On March 27th

Discover the most famous people who died on March 27. The list includes people like M. C. Escher, Dudley Moore, Milton Berle, Billy Wilder, Margaret of Valois. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, political leaders, non-fiction writers and poets and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & France and many more countries.
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 1 
King James I
(King of Scotland)
King James I
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 19, 1566
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
Died: 1625

King James I of England and Ireland was also the king of Scotland as James VI. Son of Mary, Queen of Scots, he believed in royal absolutism. He had major conflicts with the Parliament and its ever-growing powers, which eventually led to revolts against his successor, Charles I.

 2 
Yuri Gagarin
(Soviet Pilot and Cosmonaut Who Became the First Man to Travel into Outer Space)
Yuri Gagarin
36
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Klushino, Russia
Died: 1968
Yuri Gagarin was the first man to travel into outer space when he completed an orbit of the Earth aboard the Vostok 1 in 1961. Following this, he became a national hero in Russia. He had previously served as an Air Forces pilot. He tragically died in a MiG-15 crash.
 3 
Dudley Moore
(Actor, Comedian and One of the Four Writer-Performers in the Comedy Revue ‘Beyond the Fringe’)
Dudley Moore
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charing Cross Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Died: 2002
Dudley Moore was a prominent figure of the 1960s’ British satire boom. He is best known for writing the stage revue Beyond the Fringe and was also part of the sketch comedy Not Only... But Also. He delivered an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning performance in the comedy film Arthur
 4 
Milton Berle
(American Actor and Comedian Who Became the First Major American Television Star)
Milton Berle
10
Birthdate: July 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: 2002

Milton Berle was part of the initial Golden Age of Television, and his significant TV roles earned him the nicknames Uncle Miltie and Mr. Television. The multiple Emmy-winning artist began as a child actor on stage and in silent films and later gained fame on Texaco Star Theatre.

 5 
M. C. Escher
(Dutch Graphic Artist Best Known for His Works: ‘Hand with Reflecting Sphere’, ‘Relativity’ and ‘Waterfall’)
M. C. Escher
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 17, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Died: 1972
Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher is remembered for his woodcuts, mezzotints, and lithographs inspired by mathematics. He did not receive much appreciation till he turned 70, when he had his first retrospective exhibition. His notable works include Relativity and Waterfall. He also drew inspiration from nature and cityscapes.
 6 
Billy Wilder
(One of the Most Brilliant and Versatile Filmmakers of 'Classic Hollywood Cinema' With a Career Spanning Five Decades)
Billy Wilder
4
Birthdate: June 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sucha Beskidzka, Poland
Died: 2002

Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American film producer, screenwriter, and director. Widely considered one of the most versatile and brilliant filmmakers of Classical Hollywood cinema, Wilder became the first person to win Oscars as a screenwriter, director, and producer for his 1960 film The Apartment.

 7 
Michael Gough
(Actor)
Michael Gough
5
Birthdate: November 23, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur
Died: 2011
 8 
Farley Granger
(Actor)
Farley Granger
1
Birthdate: July 1, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Jose, California, USA
Died: 2011
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 9 
Ian Dury
(Singer)
Ian Dury
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harrow, Middlesex, England
Died: 2000
 10 
Adrienne Rich
(American poet)
Adrienne Rich
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 2012
 11 
Aldo Ray
(Actor)
Aldo Ray
6
Birthdate: September 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1991
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Stanisław Lem
(Polish Novelist Best Known for His Novel 'Solaris')
Stanisław Lem
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
Died: 2006

Stanisław Lem was a Polish writer who specialized in the science fiction genre. He was also a noted essayist who wrote on varied subjects, including philosophy, futurology, and literary criticism. His books, which have been translated into over 50 languages, have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide. He was the recipient of numerous awards and honors. 

 13 
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
(Indian Islamic Reformer and Educationist Who Founded the ‘Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College’, the First Muslim University in Southern Asia)
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
32
Birthdate: October 17, 1817
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: 1898
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was the founder of the Aligarh Muslim University. He is accredited as the father of Two-Nation Theory and is regarded as the originator of Muslim nationalism in India. A proponent of freedom of speech and democratic ideals, he propelled social and educational reforms.
 14 
Mary of Burgundy
(Former Duchess of Burgundy (1477 - 1482))
Mary of Burgundy
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 13, 1457
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1482

As Charles the Bold’s daughter, Mary of Burgundy, was also known as Mary the Rich, for her affluence. While she had a fairy-tale marriage with Archduke Maximilian of Austria and had two children, she died abruptly at age 25, after being thrown from her horse during a hunting trip.

 15 
Margaret of Valois
(Queen Consort of France (1589 - 1599), Queen Consort of Navarre (1572 - 1599))
Margaret of Valois
3
Birthdate: May 14, 1553
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Died: 1615
Margaret of Valois, queen of Navarre and France, is remembered for her historically significant Memoirs, which throws light on major events such as the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. She did not allow her husband, Henry III, to annul their childless marriage till the death of Henry’s mistress.
 16 
Howard Schnellenberger
(American Football Coach)
Howard Schnellenberger
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Meinrad, Indiana, United States
Died: 2021
 17 
Fazlur Rahman Khan
(Structural Engineer and Architect Known for His Innovations in High-Rise Building Construction)
Fazlur Rahman Khan
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Died: 1982

Fazlur Rahman Khan was a Bangladeshi-American architect and structural engineer. Regarded as the father of tubular designs, Khan is credited with designing several skyscrapers, including the Willis Tower and the John Hancock Center. Thanks to his ingenious use of structural systems, Khan is often referred to as the 20th century's greatest structural engineer and the Einstein of structural engineering.

 18 
Stéphane Audran
(Actress)
Stéphane Audran
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Birthdate: November 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Versailles, Seine-et-Oise, France
Died: 2018

Stéphane Audran was a French actress who played important roles in critically acclaimed and award-winning films like The Big Red One, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, and Violette Nozière. Stéphane Audran also appeared in many TV films over the course of her career, which spanned more than 60 years.

 19 
Henry Adams
(Historian Known for His Work 'The History of the United States of America 1801–1817')
Henry Adams
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 16, 1838
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1918

Historian Henry Adams was part of the famous Adams political family of the U.S and a typical Boston Brahmin elite. His best-known work remains his posthumously published autobiography, The Education of Henry Adams, which won a Pulitzer Prize. He also taught medieval history at Harvard.

 20 
James Dewar
(Scottish Chemist and Physicist Best Known for His Invention of the 'Vacuum Flask')
James Dewar
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 20, 1842
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kincardine, Scotland
Died: 1923

James Dewar was a British chemist and physicist best known for his invention of the vacuum flask. He conducted considerable research into the liquefaction of gases and atomic and molecular spectroscopy. He also wrote papers on the qualities of hydrogen and organic chemistry. He was awarded the Albert Medal of the Royal Society of Arts and the Rumford Medal. 

 21 
Eve Meyer
(Actor, Film producer, Playboy Playmate, Model)
Eve Meyer
4
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Griffin
Died: 1977
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 22 
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
(Painter, Printmaker)
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
1
Birthdate: March 5, 1696
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1770

Eighteenth-century Italian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo was a significant figure of the Rococo movement. Son of a shipping merchant, Tiepolo gained fame with his iconic creations such as The Sacrifice of Isaac. He was determined he wouldn’t leave Venice and often sent his paintings abroad instead of traveling to paint.

 23 
Joseph Lowery
(Former American minister in the United Methodist Church and leader in the civil rights movement, founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Martin Luther King Jr.)
Joseph Lowery
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Died: 2020
 24 
Kate Reid
(Actress)
Kate Reid
1
Birthdate: November 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1993
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 25 
Vasily Smyslov
(Russian Chess Grandmaster)
Vasily Smyslov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 2010

While he created a record with his 17 Chess Olympiad medals, Russian grandmaster Vasily Smyslov has also been a World Chess Champion. He had begun playing chess at age 6, inspired by his chess player father. Initially an opera singer, he stepped into professional chess after being rejected in an audition.

 26 
Pope Gregory XI
(Former head of the Catholic Church and Bishop of Rome)
Pope Gregory XI
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1329 AD
Birthplace: Saint-Julien-Maumont, France
Died: 1378

Pierre-roger De Beaufort, better known as Pope Gregory XI, was the last French pope and also the last pope of the Avignon papacy. He had been made a cardinal deacon at the age of 18 by his uncle, Pope Clement VI. His act of returning the 70-year-old Avignon papacy to Rome was historic.

 27 
Leopold, Duke of Lorraine
(Duke of Lorraine and Bar from 1690 to his death)
Leopold, Duke of Lorraine
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 11, 1679
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Innsbruck, Austria
Died: 1729
 28 
Ahmed Zaki
(Actor)
Ahmed Zaki
2
Birthdate: November 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zagazig, Egypt
Died: 2005
 29 
George Gilbert Scott
(British Architect)
George Gilbert Scott
1
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 13, 1811
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parsonage, Gawcott, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: 1878

George Gilbert Scott was a British architect best remembered for his contribution to the Gothic Revival style of architecture. Scott is credited with designing and altering over 800 buildings, including several churches and cathedrals. He served as the architect of several iconic edifices like The St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow.

 30 
Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten
(Aviator)
Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten
1
Birthdate: February 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lisse
Died: 1977
 31 
Hot Rod Hundley
(Basketball player, Journalist)
Hot Rod Hundley
1
Birthdate: October 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 32 
Mother Angelica
(American Roman Catholic Nun)
Mother Angelica
8
Birthdate: April 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
Died: 2016

Born to Italian parents, amid poverty, in Ohio, Mother Angelica and her siblings were raised by her mother after her father abandoned them. Initially a factory worker, she later became a Poor Clare nun and also founded the Eternal Word Television Network, which streamed Catholic-oriented programs.

 33 
Shirley Graham Du Bois
(Author)
Shirley Graham Du Bois
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 11, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: 1977
 34 
David McClelland
(Psychologist, University teacher, Sociologist)
David McClelland
3
Birthdate: May 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mount Vernon
Died: 1998
 35 
Hubert Schiffer
(Priest)
Hubert Schiffer
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 15, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Germany
Died: 1982
 36 
Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel
(Queen)
Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel
0
Birthdate: April 27, 1650
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kassel, Hesse, Germany
Died: 1714
 37 
H. R. F. Keating
(Fiction writer)
H. R. F. Keating
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 31, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Leonards, England
Died: 2011
 38 
Ella Maillart
(Swiss Alpine Skier and Sailor)
Ella Maillart
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: 1997
 39 
Sigismund Báthory
(Prince of Transylvania (1586 - 1598))
Sigismund Báthory
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1573 AD
Birthplace: Oradea, Romania
Died: 1613

Sigismund Báthory was the Prince of Transylvania and the Duke of Racibórz and Opole. Sigismund was still a child when he was elected as voivode as requested by his dying father. His rule was largely controlled by the Diet of Transylvania, which played a key role in the expulsion of the Jesuits during Sigismund Báthory's reign.  

 40 
Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli
(Biographer)
Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1800 AD
Birthplace: Ravenna, Italy
Died: 1873
 41 
Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche
(Austrian-German Technical Automobile Designer and Automaker-Entrepreneur)
Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Died: 1998

Born to an automobile designer at Austro-Daimler, Porsche AG CEO Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, better known as Ferry Porsche, grew up working in auto workshops and racing the cars he and his father designed. Ferry and his father were commissioned by Hitler to build a low-cost "people’s car," the Volkswagen.

 42 
William Stern
(Psychologist)
William Stern
0
Birthdate: April 29, 1871
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1938
 43 
Yvonne Brill
(Rocket Scientist)
Yvonne Brill
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: 2013
 44 
Elizabeth Holloway Marston
(Psychologist)
Elizabeth Holloway Marston
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Isle of Man
Died: 1993
 45 
George Tooker
(Fine Art Artist)
George Tooker
0
Birthdate: August 5, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2011
 46 
Paul Lauterbur
(Chemist)
Paul Lauterbur
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 6, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sidney, Ohio, United States
Died: 2007
 47 
Adán Sánchez
(Singer and Chalino Sánchez's son)
Adán Sánchez
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States
Died: 2004
 48 
Malcolm Cowley
(Novelist & Poet)
Malcolm Cowley
0
Birthdate: August 24, 1898
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Died: 1989
 49 
Cass Canfield
(Publisher)
Cass Canfield
0
Birthdate: April 26, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1986
 50 
Dan Curtis
(Film director)
Dan Curtis
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Birthdate: August 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2006