Died On March 4th

Discover the most famous people who died on March 4. The list includes people like Saladin, Antonin Artaud, Jean-François Champollion, Pat Conroy, Amos Bronson Alcott. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, playwrights, artists and novelists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, Canada & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Luke Perry
(Actor)
Luke Perry
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Birthdate: October 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Died: 2019

Luke Perry was an actor who became a teen idol in the 1990s after portraying Dylan McKay in the popular TV series, Beverly Hills, 90210. Before his death at the age of 52, due to an ischemic stroke, he had advocated the testing of colorectal cancer through colonoscopy.

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Saladin
(Sultan of Egypt and Syria (1174 - 1193))
Saladin
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Birthdate: 1138 AD
Birthplace: Tikrit, Iraq
Died: 1193
Named the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saladin founded the Ayyubid Dynasty. He abolished the Fatimid Caliphate and later defeated the Crusaders at the Battle of Hattin, thus taking control of Palestine. As the de facto Caliph of Islam, he controlled a vast area, including Egypt, Syria, and Yemen.
 3 
Shane Warne
(Former Australian Cricketer, Widely Regarded as the Greatest Leg Spinner in the History of Cricket)
Shane Warne
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: 2022

Shane Warne was a former Australian cricket player, best known for his leg-break bowling. Widely regarded as one of the greatest spin bowlers of all time, Warne was the second-highest wicket-taker in test cricket. He was also one of the most controversial cricketers. In 2013, Shane Warne was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

 4 
Keith Flint
(Singer, Dancer and Motorcycle Racer Who Was a Member of the Electronic Dance Act ‘The Prodigy’)
Keith Flint
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Redbridge, London, England
Died: 2019
Keith Flint, founding member of the electronic dance group The Prodigy, has delivered international hits such as Firestarter and Breathe. He later led the band Flint. He also owned a motorcycle racing team that became Isle of Man TT champions four times. He is known for his tattoos and piercings.
 5 
Minnie Pearl
(Comedian)
Minnie Pearl
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Birthdate: October 25, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Centerville, Tennessee, USA
Died: 1996
 6 
King Kong Bundy
(American Professional Wrestler)
King Kong Bundy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 7 
Gary Gygax
(Game designer)
Gary Gygax
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 27, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2008
 8 
Hank Gathers
(Basketball player)
Hank Gathers
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1990
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 9 
Antonin Artaud
(French Writer, Theatre Director and One of the Major Figures of the European Avant-Garde)
Antonin Artaud
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Birthdate: September 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: 1948

Antonin Artaud was a French writer, poet, dramatist, and theater director. Known for his raw, surreal, and transgressive themes, he was a major figure in 20th-century theater. He outlined his theories in the Theatre of Cruelty movement, expressed in the form of essays and plays. He died of cancer at the age of 51.  

 10 
Matthew C. Perry
(Naval Officer)
Matthew C. Perry
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 10, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 1858
 11 
Pat Conroy
(Writer)
Pat Conroy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: 2016
 12 
Jean-François Champollion
(French Historian, Linguist and Founder of the Scientific 'Egyptology')
Jean-François Champollion
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Birthdate: December 23, 1790
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Figeac, France
Died: 1832

Jean-François Champollion was a French orientalist, philologist, and scholar. A founding figure of Egyptology, Champollion is credited with deciphering the Egyptian hieroglyphs, which paved the way for several research and studies in the field of Egyptology. Not surprisingly, Champollion is often referred to as the Founder and Father of Egyptology.  

 13 
Walter Gretzky
(Known as the father of Canadian ice hockey icon Wayne Gretzky)
Walter Gretzky
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Canning, Ontario, Canada
Died: 2021
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Harry A. Blackmun
(Lawyer)
Harry A. Blackmun
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville, Illinois Nashville, Illinois, United States U.S.
Died: 1999
 15 
Rod Marsh
(Australian Cricketer Who Played as a Wicketkeeper)
Rod Marsh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Armadale
Died: 2022
 16 
William Carlos Williams
(Poet)
William Carlos Williams
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 17, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1963
 17 
Amos Bronson Alcott
(Teacher and Educator)
Amos Bronson Alcott
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 29, 1799
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wolcott, Connecticut
Died: 1888
 18 
Franz Marc
(German Painter, Printmaker and One of the Key Figures of German Expressionism)
Franz Marc
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Birthdate: February 8, 1880
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1916

Best known as one of the founders of the German Expressionist group The Blue Rider, German painter Franz Marc mostly depicted animals through his works. The Tower of Blue Horses and Yellow Cow are two of his notable works. Children and the mentally disabled also appeared as his subjects.

 19 
Horton Foote
(American Playwright and Screenwriter)
Horton Foote
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Birthdate: March 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wharton, Texas, United States
Died: 2009
 20 
Larbi Ben M'hidi
(Algerian Nationalist Leader and a Co-Founder of the 'Front de Libération Nationale')
Larbi Ben M'hidi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1923 AD
Birthplace: Aïn M'lila, Algeria
Died: 1957

A co-founder of the Algerian nationalist political party Front de Libération Nationale, Larbi Ben M'hidi was a revolutionary leader who made a prominent contribution to the Algerian war of independence. He was eventually captured and executed by the French forces but is remembered as a national hero.

 21 
Charles Scott Sherrington
(English Neurophysiologist Who Won the 1932 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Charles Scott Sherrington
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 27, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: 1952

Charles Scott Sherrington was an English histologist, neurophysiologist, pathologist, and bacteriologist. In 1932, Sherrington and Edgar Douglas Adrian were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of the functions of neurons. Charles Scott Sherrington's exposition of synaptic communication between neurons helped understand the central nervous system. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Royal Medal.

 22 
Ted Lindsay
(Ice hockey player)
Ted Lindsay
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Renfrew, Canada
Died: 2019
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Bert Williams
(Actor, Screenwriter, Stage actor)
Bert Williams
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 12, 1874
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nassau
Died: 1922

Bert Williams was an American entertainer and comedian. One of the greatest entertainers of the Vaudeville era, Bert Williams was also regarded as one of the most famous comedians of his time. In 1914, he was cast to play the leading role in Darktown Jubilee, making him the first Black man to play the main role in a film.

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Nestor Almendros
(Cinematographer)
Nestor Almendros
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Birthdate: October 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: 1992
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Lolly Vegas
(Guitarist)
Lolly Vegas
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Coalinga, California, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Thomas Francis Eagleton
(Politician)
Thomas Francis Eagleton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Louis, Missouri, US
Died: 2007
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Del Close
(Actor)
Del Close
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Birthdate: March 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.
Died: 1999
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Princess Elisabeth Marie of Bavaria
(Princess)
Princess Elisabeth Marie of Bavaria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 8, 1874
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: München, Königreich Bayern, Germany
Died: 1957
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Alfonso Bialetti
(Italian Engineer Best Known for Inventing 'Moka Express' Coffeemaker)
Alfonso Bialetti
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Birthdate: June 17, 1888
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montebuglio, Italy
Died: 1970

Alfonso Bialetti was an Italian engineer best remembered for inventing the famous Moka Express coffeemaker. The coffee pot, designed by Bialetti in 1933, has been a style icon ever since it achieved popularity during the 1950s. Alfonso Bialetti is also credited with founding Bialetti Industries, a giant kitchen-ware company.

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Glenn Hughes
(Singer)
Glenn Hughes
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, United States
Died: 2001
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Jean-Baptiste Greuze
(Painter)
Jean-Baptiste Greuze
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Birthdate: August 21, 1725
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tournus, France
Died: 1805
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Louis, Prince of Condé
(Prince)
Louis, Prince of Condé
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1668
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hôtel de Condé, Paris, France
Died: 1710
 33 
Luisa Piccarreta
(Writer)
Luisa Piccarreta
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 23, 1865
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Corato, Italy
Died: 1947
 34 
Harold Edward Stassen
(Politician)
Harold Edward Stassen
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 13, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2001
 35 
Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk
(Former Reich Minister of Finance)
Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rathmannsdorf, Germany
Died: 1977
Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk was a German politician who served as Germany's Finance Minister from 1932 to 1945. Krosigk and his ministry were largely responsible for the persecution of European and German Jews. One of the most important members of the Nazi Party, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk was also among the few members of the Hitler cabinet.
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Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
(Former Prime Minister of Peru)
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: 2020

Former prime minister of Peru, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar had also been the country’s foreign relations minister and the Peruvian ambassador to many countries, such as France and Switzerland. He had also served the UN as its secretary-general. A former Club of Madrid member, he led the Union for Peru party.

 37 
George McAfee
(Football player)
George McAfee
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Corbin, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2009
 38 
James Allen Rhodes
(Politician)
James Allen Rhodes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coalton, Ohio, United States
Died: 2001
 39 
Bud Collins
(Sports journalist)
Bud Collins
0
Birthdate: June 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States
Died: 2016
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Simon van der Meer
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 24, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Hague
Died: 2011
 41 
Velibor Vasović
(Serbian Footballer, Manager and One of the Greatest Defenders of His Generation)
Velibor Vasović
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Požarevac, Serbia
Died: 2002
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 42 
John McGeoch
(Musician, Guitarist)
John McGeoch
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greenock
Died: 2004
 43 
Matilda of Ringelheim
(Queen)
Matilda of Ringelheim
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Birthdate: 0892 AD
Birthplace: Enger, Saxony, East Francia
Died: 0968
 44 
Bror von Blixen-Finecke
(Swedish Nobleman, Writer and Professional Hunter)
Bror von Blixen-Finecke
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 25, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Näsbyholm Castle, Sweden
Died: 1946

Swedish author Bror von Blixen-Finecke was also a nobleman and a professional big-game hunter in Africa. His memoir, African Hunter, remains his best-known book. He died in a car accident after returning to Sweden. His life was portrayed in the movie Out of Africa, based on his wife Karen Blixen’s memoirs.

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Walter H. Schottky
(Physicist)
Walter H. Schottky
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 23, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: 1976
 46 
Hamlin Garland
(Novelist)
Hamlin Garland
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 14, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: West Salem, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1940
 47 
Adolph Gottlieb
(American Sculptor, Printmaker, and Abstract Expressionist Painter)
Adolph Gottlieb
1
Birthdate: March 14, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1974
Adolph Gottlieb was an American sculptor, printmaker, and abstract expressionist painter. He is credited with designing and supervising the construction of a large stained glass façade in 1954 for New York City's Milton Steinberg Center. Adolph Gottlieb was the first American artist to be honored with Brazil's Gran Premio of the São Paulo Bienale in 1963. 
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Georges Arnaud
(Author)
Georges Arnaud
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: 1987
 49 
Ding Ling
(One of the 20th Century's Most Celebrated Chinese Women Authors)
Ding Ling
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Linli, China
Died: 1986

Ding Ling was a Chinese writer best known for her socialist realist and feminist literature. She is widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most celebrated Chinese women authors. Ding Ling was also active in political affairs of the Chinese Communist Party, for which she was arrested by the Chinese Nationalist Party.

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Robert H. Dicke
(American Astronomer and Physicist Known for Inventing 'Lock-in Amplifier')
Robert H. Dicke
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 6, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 1997

American astronomer and Princeton University physicist Robert H. Dicke is best known for making significant contributions in the fields of atomic physics, astrophysics, gravity and cosmology. He designed and introduced the Dicke radiometer, the most common form of microwave radiometer; developed the Brans–Dicke theory of gravitation with Carl H. Brans; and is generally believed to have invented the lock-in amplifier.