Died On March 29th

Discover the most famous people who died on March 29. The list includes people like Johnnie Cochran, Mitch Hedberg, Robert Falcon Scott, Carl Orff, Emperor Wu of Han. Famous personalities featured on this list, include composers, political leaders, journalists and pianists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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Patty Duke
(Actress and the-then Youngest Person to Receive an Oscar in a Competitive Category)
Patty Duke
17
Birthdate: December 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 2016

Best known for her Academy Award-winning portrayal of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, Patty Duke was born to a cashier mother and a cab driver father. As a child actor, she was abused by her talent managers. Suffering from bipolar disorder, she later became a mental-health advocate.

 2 
Robert Falcon Scott
(British Royal Naval Officer and Explorer)
Robert Falcon Scott
25
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 6, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
Died: 1912

Robert Falcon Scott was an explorer and Royal Navy officer. He is remembered for leading two expeditions to the Antarctic regions, the second of which was the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition. Although Scott and his companions died during the second expedition, they helped discover the first Antarctic fossils, which proved that the place was once forested.

 3 
Johnnie Cochran
(American Lawyer and Civil Activist Best Known for Defending and Acquitting 'O. J. Simpson')
Johnnie Cochran
46
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2005
Johnnie Cochran was an American civil activist and lawyer. Cochran played an important role in the acquittal of former football player O. J. Simpson in connection with the murder of the latter's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson. Cochran had also represented other celebrities like Michael Jackson, Sean Combs, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Riddick Bowe, and Jim Brown to name a few.
 4 
Georges Seurat
(French Post-Impressionist Artist Who Devised the Painting Techniques Known as 'Chromoluminarism' and 'Pointillism')
Georges Seurat
6
Birthdate: December 2, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1891

A significant figure of the Post-Impressionist era, Georges Seurat depicted structured art, far removed from the free-flowing Impressionist art. Best known for techniques such as pointillism, he created masterpieces such as Bathers at Asnières. He died before his last exhibition ended, and eerily displayed an unfinished painting, Cirque.

 5 
Joe Diffie
(Singer-songwriter)
Joe Diffie
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2020
 6 
Carl Orff
(German Composer Known for His Cantata 'Carmina Burana')
Carl Orff
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 10, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1982

German composer Carl Orff is remembered for his work in operas and his innovative music education system, which relied on group exercises and playing percussion instruments. A man who had started training in music at 5, Orff later co-founded the Günther School to impart lessons in dance, music, and gymnastics.

 7 
Emperor Wu of Han
(Emperor of China)
Emperor Wu of Han
13
Birthdate: June 30, 0156
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chang'an
Died: 0087
Emperor Wu of Han took over the reins of his kingdom at 15. He introduced Confucian academies to test the efficiency of candidates for government posts, selecting only those who cleared an exam on Confucian political philosophy. He also developed trade along the Silk Road but turned dictatorial later.
 8 
Paul Henreid
(Actor & Director Best Remembered for Roles in the Films 'Casablanca' and 'Now, Voyager')
Paul Henreid
8
Birthdate: January 10, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Trieste, Italy
Died: 1992

Born to an affluent banker, Paul Henreid had an elite education. He also initially worked as a translator and book designer, training as an actor at nights. He gained fame with his role in Goodbye, Mr. Chips and Casablanca. He later also directed a few episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

 9 
Swedenborg
(Swedish Christian Scientist, Philosopher and Theologian Best Known for His Book ‘Heaven and Hell’)
Swedenborg
6
Birthdate: January 29, 1688
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1772

Emanuel Swedenborg was a Swedish pluralistic-Christian philosopher, mystic, theologian, and scientist. Swedenborg started hogging the limelight after writing a book on the afterlife titled Heaven and Hell, which released in 1758. A prolific scientist and inventor, Swedenborg experienced spiritual awakening after which he started working on reforming Christianity. He even claimed that he could converse with angels and demons.

 10 
Vera Brittain
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 29, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, England
Died: 1970
 11 
John Jacob Astor
(Entrepreneur)
John Jacob Astor
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 17, 1763
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Walldorf, Germany
Died: 1848
 12 
The Singing Nun
(Singer-songwriter)
The Singing Nun
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1985

Singer-songwriter Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers, better known as The Singing Nun, soared to fame with the Billboard-charting track Dominique. She was also a Dominican Order nun, who later took the name Sister Luc Gabriel. She often played the guitar and was accompanied by a chorus of 4 nuns.

 13 
Lou Saban
(American Football Players)
Lou Saban
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brookfield, Illinois, USA
Died: 2009
 14 
Reid Flair
(American Professional Wrestler)
Reid Flair
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2013
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 15 
Charles Wesley
1
Birthdate: December 18, 1707
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Epworth, Lincolnshire, England
Died: 1788

One of the leaders of the Methodist revival movement, Charles Wesley is better known as the author numerous hymns and carols. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling and Christ the Lord Is Risen Today being some of his more popular works.  Averaging ten poetic lines per day for fifty years, he published more than 4,500 hymns, leaving some 3,000 in manuscript.

 16 
Dane Witherspoon
5
Birthdate: December 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Denton, Texas, United States
Died: 2014
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 17 
Krzysztof Penderecki
(Polish Composer and Conductor Who Created New Sounds From the Forms and Styles of Works From Past Centuries)
Krzysztof Penderecki
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Debica, Poland
Died: 2020

Krzysztof Penderecki was a Polish composer and conductor who achieved international recognition for his works, which include compositions like Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima and Anaklasis. Krzysztof Penderecki was honored with several prestigious awards such as four Grammy Awards, the Wihuri Sibelius Prize, and the Wolf Prize in Arts.

 18 
Marquis de Condorcet
(French Philosopher and Mathematician)
Marquis de Condorcet
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 17, 1743
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ribemont, France
Died: 1794

French mathematician and philosopher Marquis de Condorcet was a champion for liberal economy and women’s rights. He was a significant contributor of the Encyclopédie and was part of the Academy of Sciences. He is also remembered for his political activities in the wake of the French Revolution.

 19 
Agnes Varda
(Filmmaker and Pioneer of French New Wave Film Movement of the 1950s and 1960s)
Agnes Varda
8
Birthdate: May 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
Died: 2019

Agnes Varda was a Belgian-born French film director, screenwriter, and artist. She was a key figure in the development of the French New Wave film movement of the 1950s and 1960s. She often made films addressing women’s issues and other social justice problems. She was honored with an Academy Honorary Award. She was married to director Jacques Demy. 

 20 
Rusty Staub
(Baseball player)
Rusty Staub
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2018
 21 
Carlo Urbani
(Epidemiologist)
Carlo Urbani
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 19, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Castelplanio
Died: 2003
Microbiologist Carlo Urbani, a parasitic infections expert, was working at the WHO Hanoi office when the deadly and contagious disease SARS had started to spread across the world in 2003. He alerted the WHO headquarters in Geneva about the disease, thus saving many lives, though he eventually succumbed to it.
 22 
Eric Williams
(Politician)
Eric Williams
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: 1981
 23 
Ken Shimura
(Comedian)
Ken Shimura
1
Birthdate: February 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Higashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan
Died: 2020
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 24 
Karol Szymanowski
(Polish Composer, Pianist and a Member of the Modernist Movement 'Young Poland')
Karol Szymanowski
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 6, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tymoshivka, Ukraine
Died: 1937

Karol Szymanowski was a Polish pianist and composer best remembered for his opera King Roger, which was composed between 1918 and 1924. An internationally recognized composer, Karol Szymanowski is the recipient of some of the highest national honors such as the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland and the Order of Polonia Restituta.

 25 
Alexandre Pétion
(First President of Haiti)
Alexandre Pétion
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 2, 1770
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Died: 1818

Alexandre Pétion was a Haitian political leader best remembered for his service as the first President of Haiti from 9 March 1807 until his death on 29 March 1818. Today, Alexandre Pétion is revered as one of the founding fathers of Haiti.

 26 
Mantovani
(Musician)
Mantovani
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 15, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Venice, Veneto, Italy
Died: 1980
 27 
Joe Williams
(Singer)
Joe Williams
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 12, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cordele, Georgia, U.S.
Died: 1999
 28 
Helen Levitt
(American Photographer and Cinematographer)
Helen Levitt
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: August 31, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bensonhurst, New York, United States
Died: 2009

Photographer Helen Levitt is remembered as one of the most celebrated street photographers of her time. Her works, depicting New York City, were later published as A Way of Seeing: Photographs of New York. Her subjects were mostly underprivileged children. She had also been a cinematographer for documentary films.

 29 
Anna Louise Strong
(Writer, Journalist, Activist, Trade unionist)
Anna Louise Strong
0
Birthdate: November 24, 1885
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Friend
Died: 1970
 30 
Roger Bushell
(He masterminded the "Great Escape" from Stalag Luft III in 1944)
Roger Bushell
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 30, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Springs, Transvaal, South Africa
Died: 1944
 31 
Raudha Athif
(Model)
Raudha Athif
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Maldives
Died: 2017
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 32 
Ralph Klein
(Politician)
Ralph Klein
2
Birthdate: November 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
Died: 2013
 33 
George Murdock
(Anthropologist)
George Murdock
0
Birthdate: May 11, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Meriden, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1985
 34 
J. Arthur Rank
(Industrialist)
J. Arthur Rank
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 22, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1972
 35 
Luke Askew
(Actor)
Luke Askew
0
Birthdate: March 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 36 
Sheila Manahan
(Actress)
Sheila Manahan
0
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1988
 37 
Gottfried van Swieten
(Austrian diplomat, librarian, and government official who served the Holy Roman Empire during the 18th century)
Gottfried van Swieten
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 29, 1733
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Died: 1803
 38 
George Washington
(Inventor and Businessperson)
George Washington
0
Birthdate: May 20, 1871
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kortrijk, Belgium
Died: 1946
 39 
Gustavus Franklin Swift
(Business Executive)
Gustavus Franklin Swift
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 24, 1839
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sagamore, Bourne, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1903
 40 
Helge Ingstad
(Explorer)
Helge Ingstad
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 30, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Meråker Municipality, Norway
Died: 2001
 41 
James Rennell
(British Geographer, Historian and a Pioneer of Oceanography)
James Rennell
0
Birthdate: December 3, 1742
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chudleigh, Devon, England
Died: 1830

James Rennell was an English historian and geographer. A pioneer of oceanography, Rennell is often referred to as the Father of Oceanography. Rennell, who served as a Surveyor General of Bengal, India, is credited with producing some of the earliest accurate maps of Bengal. James Rennell is also credited with co-founding the Royal Geographical Society in London in 1830.

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Gustav III of Sweden
(King of Sweden from 1771 to 1792)
Gustav III of Sweden
4
Birthdate: January 24, 1746
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1792

Gustav III of Sweden, the eldest son of Adolf Fredrik, was a man of culture and a symbol of the Swedish Enlightenment. He is remembered for regaining control over the Swedish parliament and for introducing reforms such as free trade. He was assassinated at a masked ball.

 43 
Edward Adrian Wilson
(Explorer, Ornithologist, Painter, Scientist)
Edward Adrian Wilson
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 23, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cheltenham
Died: 1912
 44 
Joyce Cary
(Novelist)
Joyce Cary
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 7, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Londonderry, Ireland
Died: 1957
 45 
Slava Raškaj
(Painter)
Slava Raškaj
0
Birthdate: January 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ozalj
Died: 1906
 46 
Charles-Valentin Alkan
(French Composer and One of the Greatest Virtuoso Pianists of His Generation)
Charles-Valentin Alkan
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 30, 1813
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1888

Charles-Valentin Alkan was a French virtuoso pianist and composer. During the peak of his career in the 1830s and 1840s, Alkan was counted among the most important pianists in Paris. Over the years, his music has been admired by several prominent musicians like Anton Rubinstein, Egon Petri, and Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji.

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Hobie Alter
(Entrepreneur)
Hobie Alter
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 31, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ontario, California, United States
Died: 2014
 48 
Walter Hallstein
(German Diplomat, Academic, and Statesman)
Walter Hallstein
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 17, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: 1982
 49 
Infante Alfonso of Spain
(Aristocrat)
Infante Alfonso of Spain
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Kingdom of Italy
Died: 1956
 50 
Patrick Devedjian
(Politician)
Patrick Devedjian
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fontainebleau, France
Died: 2020