Died On March 3rd

Discover the most famous people who died on March 3. The list includes people like Robert Hooke, Aurangzeb, Danny Kaye, Carlos Marcello, Gerhard Herzberg. Famous personalities featured on this list, include novelists, actors, journalists and poets 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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Danny Kaye
(Actor, Comedian and Singer)
Danny Kaye
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Birthdate: January 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1987
Danny Kaye is best remembered for his pantomimes, physical comedy, and patter songs, one of the most popular being Inchworm. Some of his most notable movies were the 1947 movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Court Jester, and Hans Christian Andersen. He was UNICEF’s first ambassador-at-large.
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David Ogden Stiers
(Actor)
David Ogden Stiers
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Birthdate: October 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died: 2018
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Robert Hooke
(Philosopher)
Robert Hooke
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 28, 1635
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Died: 1703

Scientist Robert Hooke, also called England's Leonardo, initially gained recognition as an architect, conducting surveys following the Great Fire of London. He also taught geometry and was part of the Royal Society. He assisted Robert Boyle and eventually developed his own microscope, thus becoming the first to visualize micro-organisms.

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Lou Costello
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Comedy Routine ‘Who's on First’)
Lou Costello
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Birthdate: March 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1959

Lou Costello was a comedian best known for his comedy routine Who's on First?, which he performed alongside Bud Abbott. During the Second World War, the comedy duo was one of the highest-paid and most popular entertainers in the world. In 2009, he was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

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William Frawley
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Birthdate: February 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa
Died: 1966
William Frawley is best remembered as Fred Mertz from the iconic sitcom I Love Lucy and as "Bub" O'Casey from My Three Sons. He had started his career as a vaudeville entertainer and later performed as part of the comedy duo Frawley and Louise, with his wife, Edna Louise Broedt. 
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Aurangzeb
(6th Emperor of the Mughal Empire (1658 - 1707))
Aurangzeb
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Birthdate: November 3, 1618
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dahod, Gujarat, India
Died: 1707

Aurangzeb reigned over most part of the Indian subcontinent for 49 years as the sixth Mughal emperor. He helped the Mughal Empire reach its greatest extent and helped India become the biggest manufacturing power and the world's largest economy. He was known for his religious piety and led a very simple life..

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Roger Bannister
(The First Athlete to Run a Mile in Less Than Four Minutes)
Roger Bannister
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Harrow, England
Died: 2018

British middle-distance athlete and neurologist Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister was the first athlete to run a mile in less than four minutes. Before achieving such feat, Bannister set a British record in the 1500 metres during the 1952 Summer Olympics. In the medical field, Bannister became a neurologist and Master of Pembroke College, Oxford.

 8 
Eugene Sledge
(Biologist, Soldier, Academic, University teacher, Writer)
Eugene Sledge
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mobile
Died: 2001

Eugene Sledge was a US Marine, author, and university professor. He is remembered for chronicling his Second World War combat experiences in a memoir titled With the Old Breed, which was used as source material for a television documentary miniseries titled The War. The memoir also inspired the 2010 HBO miniseries, The Pacific, where Sledge was played by Joseph Mazzello.

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Horst Buchholz
(Actor)
Horst Buchholz
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Birthdate: December 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 2003
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Hergé
(Cartoonist (Creator of Tintin))
Hergé
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Birthdate: May 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Etterbeek, Belgium
Died: 1983

Better known by his pseudonym, Hergé, Belgian cartoonist Georges Prosper Remi was the man behind Tintin, a cartoon series that several generations of kids and young adults have grown up reading. He was a self-taught artist and wrote Destination Moon, featuring Tintin, 15 years before Neil Armstrong’s feat.

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Tim Considine
(Actor Known for His Acting Roles in the Late 1950s and Early 1960s)
Tim Considine
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Birthdate: December 31, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2022

Tim Considine is an American actor, photographer, automotive historian, and writer. He is best known for his performance in films like The Shaggy Dog and Sunrise at Campobello. He is credited with writing many books, namely The Photographic Dictionary of Soccer, The Language of Sport, and American Grand Prix Racing: A Century of Drivers and Cars.

 12 
Alice Pearce
(Actress)
Alice Pearce
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Birthdate: October 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1966
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Martin Crowe
(One of the New Zealand’s Greatest Batsmen)
Martin Crowe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Henderson, New Zealand
Died: 2016

Martin Crowe was a New Zealand cricket player who captained the national Test and ODI teams. Counted among the greatest batsmen New Zealand has ever produced, Crowe was the highest run-scorer for New Zealand in Test and One Day International cricket at the time of his retirement in 1995. Martin Crowe served as a commentator after retiring as a player.

 14 
Michael Foot
(Politician)
Michael Foot
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 23, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
Died: 2010
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Ronnie Montrose
(Musician)
Ronnie Montrose
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died: 2012
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Miriam Colon
(Puerto Rican Actress)
Miriam Colon
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Birthdate: August 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: 2017
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Albert Sabin
(Polish-American Medical Researcher Best Known for Developing the Oral Polio Vaccine)
Albert Sabin
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Birthdate: August 26, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Białystok, Poland
Died: 1993

Polish-American medical researcher Albert Bruce Sabin is best-remembered for developing oral polio vaccine which is easier to give and more effective than earlier polio vaccine. His vaccine has remained instrumental in the ongoing effort of eradicating polio. Other vaccines developed by Sabin include the ones for encephalitis and dengue. He served as President of Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

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Raymond Kopa
(French Professional Footballer)
Raymond Kopa
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nœux-les-Mines, France
Died: 2017
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Robert Adam
(British Neoclassical Architect, Interior Designer and Furniture Designer)
Robert Adam
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 3, 1728
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
Died: 1792
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Ralph McQuarrie
(Illustrator)
Ralph McQuarrie
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Birthdate: June 13, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: 2012
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Cecily Adams
(Actress)
Cecily Adams
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Birthdate: February 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jamaica, New York, United States
Died: 2004
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Ivor Cutler
(Scottish Poet, Singer-Songwriter , Musician, Artist and Humorist Known for His Regular Performances on 'BBC Radio')
Ivor Cutler
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 2006
Known for his frequent appearances on BBC radio programs and his baritone voice, singer Ivor Cutler had once been a RAF navigator. While he initially studied painting and sculpting, he later took to poetry and songwriting. He had also penned children’s books. Called an eccentric, he mostly traveled by bicycle.
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Katharine Drexel
(American Heiress, Philanthropist, Religious Sister, and Educator)
Katharine Drexel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 26, 1858
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1955

Roman Catholic saint Katharine Drexel, the founder of Xavier University, was born to Philadelphia banker Francis Anthony Drexel and picked up he philanthropic habits from her father. In spite of inheriting a massive fortune, she devoted her life to building schools and churches for the racially underprivileged.

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Arthur Murray
(American Ballroom Dancer and Businessman)
Arthur Murray
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 4, 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria
Died: 1991

Born Moses Teichman, Arthur Murray had first learned to dance to overcome his shyness. Though he had initially worked as a reporter, he later focused on a career as a dance instructor and eventually established the Arthur Murray Studios, which is now a global franchise.  

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Joe Altobelli
(Baseball player)
Joe Altobelli
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2021
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Jackson C. Frank
(Folk Musician )
Jackson C. Frank
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: 1999
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René Préval
(41st President of Haiti)
René Préval
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince
Died: 2017

Born to Haitian agronomist Claude Préval, René Préval, too, followed in his father’s footsteps to become a prominent agronomist. He also studied geothermal sciences, before stepping into politics and becoming Haiti’s 2nd prime minister and, later, its 41st president. He had also served as the Haitian interior and defense minister.

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Muslum Gurses
(Singer)
Muslum Gurses
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fıstıközü, Halfeti, Şanlıurfa Province Şanlıurfa, Turkey
Died: 2013
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James Jackson Jeffries
(Boxer)
James Jackson Jeffries
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 15, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carroll, Ohio, United States
Died: 1953
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Fred W. Friendly
(Television Editor)
Fred W. Friendly
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Birthdate: October 30, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1998
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Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta
(Italian Prince Who Served as Italian East Africa's Viceroy During the Second World War)
Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 21, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: 1942

Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta was an Italian prince who served as Italian East Africa's Viceroy during the Second World War. The time that he spent in Italian Cyrenaica was portrayed in the 1981 epic historical war film, Lion of the Desert. Prince Amedeo was the third Duke of Aosta. 

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Sewall Wright
(Geneticist)
Sewall Wright
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 21, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1988
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Noel Purcell
(Actor)
Noel Purcell
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Birthdate: December 23, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, County Dublin, History of Ireland (1801–1923) Ireland,
Died: 1985
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William Brown
(military personnel)
William Brown
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 22, 1777
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Foxford
Died: 1857
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Johan Christian Fabricius
(Danish Entomologist Who Established the Basis for the Modern Insect Classification)
Johan Christian Fabricius
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 7, 1745
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tøndern, Denmark
Died: 1808

Johan Christian Fabricius was a Danish zoologist. He specialized in "Insecta", which at that time included all insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and other anthropoids. He studied under the renowned Swedish zoologist Carl Linnaeus and went on to become one of the most important entomologists of the 18th century. He is credited to have named nearly 10,000 species of animals. 

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Paul Wittgenstein
(Former pianist notable for commissioning new piano concerti for the left hand alone, following the amputation of his right arm during the First World War)
Paul Wittgenstein
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 5, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1961
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William Penney, Baron Penney
(British Mathematician and Nuclear Physicist Who Led Britain’s Development of the Atomic Bomb)
William Penney, Baron Penney
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gibraltar
Died: 1991

Nuclear physicist William Penney, Baron Penney is remembered as the man behind Britain’s research on the atomic bomb. While leading the Manhattan Project, he devised ways to quantify the damage that atom bombs can cause. He was knighted for his achievements, and became a life peer, too.

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Robert Mills
(American architect)
Robert Mills
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 12, 1781
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: 1855
South Carolina architect Robert Mills is considered to be the first native-born American to be professionally trained as an architect. A Neoclassical architect, Mills is known for using classical forms with originality. His best-known structures include Treasury and the Old Patent Office. Built in the US, the World War II Liberty Ship SS Robert Mills was named in his honour.
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Michael Thonet
(Cabinet maker)
Michael Thonet
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 2, 1796
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boppard, Germany
Died: 1871
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Gerhard Herzberg
(Physical Chemist, Physicist)
Gerhard Herzberg
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 25, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg, Imperial Germany
Died: 1999

German-Canadian physicist Gerhard Herzberg is remembered for his Nobel Prize-winning work on ascertaining the electronic structure of molecules, particularly free radicals. He had escaped to Canada following the rise of the Nazis and later also worked in the U.S. His doctoral students included Japanese chemist Takeshi Oka.

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Harlan Howard
(Songwriter)
Harlan Howard
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2002
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William Kingdon Clifford
(Mathematician)
William Kingdon Clifford
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 4, 1845
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Exeter, England
Died: 1879
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Nicola Porpora
(Composer)
Nicola Porpora
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 17, 1686
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 1768
 44 
Jan Toorop
(Painter, Graphic artist, Decorative arts)
Jan Toorop
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Birthdate: December 20, 1858
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Purworejo
Died: 1928
 45 
Sarah Tait
(Australian Rower Who Was the First Mother to Represent Australia in Rowing at Olympic Level)
Sarah Tait
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Died: 2016
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Nicolas Portal
(French Directeur Sportif and Professional Road Bicycle Racer)
Nicolas Portal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Auch, France
Died: 2020

A former cyclist with Team Sky, Nicolas Portal later headed the organization as its manager and then as its lead directeur sportif. Part of the backroom team that led to Chris Froome’s four Tour de France wins, Portal stunned his co-workers and fans with his abrupt death of a heart attack at 40.

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William Pogue
(Astronaut)
William Pogue
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Okemah, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2014
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David Porter
(Naval officer)
David Porter
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 1, 1780
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1843
 49 
Roy Porter
(Historian)
Roy Porter
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Birthdate: December 31, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hitchin, England
Died: 2002
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Pope Clement VIII
(Pope)
Pope Clement VIII
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 24, 1536
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fano, Italy
Died: 1605