Died On March 9th

Discover the most famous people who died on March 9. The list includes people like The Notorious B.I.G., Charles Bukowski, Hans Christian Ørsted, George Burns, Menachem Begin. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, actors, playwrights and soldiers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & Italy and many more countries.
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The Notorious B.I.G.
(One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time)
The Notorious B.I.G.
122
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1997

The Notorious B.I.G. was a rapper and songwriter and is considered one of the best ever. His debut album Ready to Die in 1994 was critically acclaimed. He was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in September 1996. His album Life After Death was released two weeks after his death. 

 2 
George Burns
(Actor and ComediAn Known for His Trademark Arched Eyebrow and Cigar-Smoke Punctuation)
George Burns
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Birthdate: January 20, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1996

George Burns was an American actor, comedian, singer, and writer. Characterized by his cigar-smoke punctuation and arched eyebrow, which remained relevant for more than 75 years, Burns was one of the few entertainers to have achieved an equal amount of success in film, television, vaudeville, and radio. He has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 3 
Charles Bukowski
(Poet and Author Known for His Work “Mockingbird Wish Me Luck,” and “Love Is a Dog from Hell”)
Charles Bukowski
15
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Andernach, Germany
Died: 1994

German-American poet and short story writer ,Charles Bukowski, addressed the ordinary lives of poor Americans in most of his works. Since his death, he has been the subject of many critical books and articles. His stories have inspired several films like Tales of Ordinary Madness, Crazy Love, and Factotum.

 4 
Wilhelm I
(King)
Wilhelm I
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Birthdate: March 22, 1797
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1888
 5 
Chris LeDoux
(Singer-songwriter)
Chris LeDoux
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2005
 6 
Brad Delp
(Singer-songwriter)
Brad Delp
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2007
 7 
Matthew Henson
(African American Explorer Who Accompanied Robert E. Peary on Most of His Expeditions)
Matthew Henson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 8, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nanjemoy, Maryland, United States
Died: 1955

Orphaned, Matthew Henson began his journey as a cabin boy at age 12 and was later hired by Robert E. Peary as an attendant for his expeditions. He, along with Peary and 4 Inuit, were the first men to set foot on North Pole. The African-American explorer later won a Congressional Medal.

 8 
Margot Frank
(Second World War victim)
Margot Frank
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Died: 1945
 9 
Hans Christian Ørsted
7
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 14, 1777
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rudkøbing
Died: 1851

Hans Christian Ørsted was a Danish chemist and physicist. He was the first person to discover that electric currents can be used to create magnetic fields. His discovery was the first relationship found between magnetism and electricity. Oersted, the unit of the auxiliary magnetic field H, is named in his honor.

 10 
Menachem Begin
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)
Menachem Begin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 16, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brest
Died: 1992

Menachem Begin was an Israeli politician who served as the sixth Prime Minister of Israel. In this position, he signed a peace treaty with Egypt in 1979, for which he and Egyptian politician Anwar Sadat shared the Nobel Prize for Peace. He implemented several reforms to improve the socio-economic condition of Israeli citizens and improve the general quality of life.

 11 
Bob Crosby
(Singer)
Bob Crosby
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 23, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Died: 1993
 12 
Paul Kalanithi
(American Neurosurgeon Known for His Memoir 'When Breath Becomes Air')
Paul Kalanithi
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 2015

Indian-American neurosurgeon and author Paul Kalanithi was a brilliant student, who initially studied both English literature and human biology at Stanford and later studied medicine at Yale. He died of metastatic lung cancer but not before penning the memoir When Breath Becomes Air, a New York Times bestseller, released posthumously.

 13 
Fernando Rey
(Cannes Award-Winning Actor, Remembered for His Roles in the Films of Director Luis Buñuel)
Fernando Rey
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Birthdate: September 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: A Coruña, Spain
Died: 1994

Initially aspiring to be an architect, Fernando Rey later soared to fame as a legendary actor in Spanish films. Starting his career as a movie extra, he later became a regular in the films of director Luis Buñuel. The Cannes Award-winning Spanish actor is best known for films such as The French Connection.

 14 
Carrie Chapman Catt
(American Women's Suffrage Leader Who Successfully Campaigned for Passing of the ‘Nineteenth Amendment’)
Carrie Chapman Catt
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 9, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ripon
Died: 1947

American women's suffrage-leader Carrie Chapman Catt  served as president of National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), and founded the International Woman Suffrage Alliance (later International Alliance of Women) and League of Women Voters. She is best-known for leading the NAWSA, organising the Winning Plan and playing a pivotal role in passing of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

 15 
Glenn Davis
(American football player)
Glenn Davis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Claremont, California, United States
Died: 2005
 16 
Isela Vega
(Mexican Actress, Singer-Songwriter and Filmmaker)
Isela Vega
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Birthdate: November 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hermosillo, Mexico
Died: 2021
 17 
Mary Anning
(Paleontologist)
Mary Anning
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 21, 1799
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Died: 1847

English paleontologist Mary Anning is best known for the fossil collections she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds. She made major contributions to studies related to prehistoric life and the history of the Earth. As a woman in 19th-century Britain, she could not fully participate in the scientific community despite her brilliance. She gained fame after her death.

 18 
William I, German Emperor
(German Emperor)
William I, German Emperor
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Birthdate: March 22, 1797
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1888

William I, German Emperor reigned as the king of Prussia from 1861 until his death in 1888. He also reigned as the first German emperor from 1871 to 1888. He is credited with overseeing the unification of Germany and establishing the German Empire. William's reign also witnessed the brilliance of Otto von Bismarck, who served as the former's minister president.

 19 
Tom Ballard
(Mountaineer)
Tom Ballard
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belper, Derbyshire, England
Died: 2019
 20 
Harry Seidler
(Architect who is considered to be one of the leading exponents of Modernism's methodology in Australia)
Harry Seidler
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2006

Harry Seidler was an Australian architect who designed over 180 buildings throughout his illustrious career that spanned almost 58 years. He won several architectural awards and honors, including Sir John Sulman Medal, The Wilkinson Award, and Civic Design Award. Harry Seidler is widely regarded as one of the most renowned exponents of Modernism's methodology in Australia.   

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Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
(Austrian Nobleman, Writer and Journalist Known for His Romantic Stories of Galician Life)
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 27, 1836
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
Died: 1895

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch lent his name to the term masochism, a form of sexual deviation. Best known for his novel Venus in Furs, one of his rare books that have been translated in English, he depicted Galician romance and fantasies. He spent his final years in a mental asylum.

 22 
Devika Rani
(Actress)
Devika Rani
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Birthdate: March 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Visakhapatnam, British India
Died: 1994
 23 
Max Delbrück
(Biophysicist)
Max Delbrück
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 4, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1981

Nobel Prize-winning biologist Max Delbrück is remembered for his pioneering research on bacteriophages, which are viruses that infect bacteria, as part of the Phage Group, along with Salvador Luria and Alfred Hershey. The German-born scientist was a Nazi refugee who later settled in the U.S.

 24 
Anna Moffo
(One of the Most Prominent and Popular Lyric-Coloratura Sopranos of Her Generation)
Anna Moffo
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2006

Anna Moffo was an American actress, television personality, and opera singer. One of the most prominent and popular lyric-coloratura sopranos of her generation, Moffo possessed a radiant and warm voice of considerable range. Apart from achieving popularity in the USA, Anna Moffo also became famous in countries like Germany and Italy. 

 25 
Antoine Destutt de Tracy
(Philosopher)
Antoine Destutt de Tracy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 20, 1754
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1836
 26 
Clyde Lovellette
(Basketball Player)
Clyde Lovellette
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Petersburg, Indiana, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 27 
Mirza Fatali Akhundov
(Writer and Philisopher)
Mirza Fatali Akhundov
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Birthdate: July 12, 1812
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shaki, Azerbaijan
Died: 1878

Iranian Azerbaijani author and philosopher Mirza Fatali Akhundov was the first literary critic and realist writer from his country. He developed the Azerbaijani alphabets and script. The 19th-century author is also remembered as the pioneer of atheism and nationalism in his country. He also criticized Islam and other religions.

 28 
Irene Worth
(Actress)
Irene Worth
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Birthdate: June 23, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fairbury, Nebraska, United States
Died: 2002
 29 
Frei Otto
(Architect)
Frei Otto
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: May 31, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chemnitz, Germany
Died: 2015
 30 
Peter Bergman
(American satirist)
Peter Bergman
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Birthdate: November 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United Sates
Died: 2012
 31 
Roy Brown
(Canadian Flying Ace )
Roy Brown
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 23, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Carleton Place
Died: 1944
 32 
Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
(Noblewoman, Journalist)
Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 8, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monastyryshche, Ukraine
Died: 1887
 33 
Pierre Dupont de l'Etang
(French General)
Pierre Dupont de l'Etang
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 4, 1765
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chabanais, France
Died: 1840
 34 
Frank Wedekind
(German Playwright)
Frank Wedekind
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 24, 1864
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hanover
Died: 1918
 35 
Bernard Binlin Dadié
(Ivorian Novelist, Playwright, Poet, and Administrator)
Bernard Binlin Dadié
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 10, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Assini, Côte d’Ivoire
Died: 2019

Better known as a novelist, playwright and poet, Bernard Binlin Dadié was also an able administrator, serving as Ivory Coast's Minister of Culture. Inspired by Africa's rich traditions, he tried to highlight them not only through his writings, but also by publishing several volumes of legends, fables, folktales, and proverbs, concurrently giving expression to Africa's desire for equality and dignity.

 36 
Veronica Wedgwood
(Historian)
Veronica Wedgwood
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Birthdate: July 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stocksfield, England
Died: 1997
 37 
Bobby Locke
(One of the Greatest Golfers of All Time)
Bobby Locke
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Germiston, South Africa
Died: 1987

South African golfer Bobby Locke had many wins in his kitty, including 15 PGA Tour events and four Open Championships. After winning his first tournament at 14, he served in the air force during World War II. He also penned the book Bobby Locke on Golf.

 38 
Lawrence E. Spivak
(Publisher)
Lawrence E. Spivak
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Birthdate: June 11, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1994
 39 
Artyom Borovik
(Journalist)
Artyom Borovik
1
Birthdate: September 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 2000
 40 
Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg
(Queen)
Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg
1
Birthdate: June 28, 1796
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1881
 41 
C. Northcote Parkinson
(Naval Historian)
C. Northcote Parkinson
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barnard Castle, England
Died: 1993
 42 
Clara Westhoff
(Sculptor)
Clara Westhoff
1
Birthdate: September 21, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany
Died: 1954
 43 
Jane Freeman
(Actress)
Jane Freeman
0
Birthdate: June 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brentford, Middlesex, England
Died: 2017
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 44 
Olga Chekhova
(Biographer, Film actor, Writer, Actor)
Olga Chekhova
0
Birthdate: April 26, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gyumri, Armenia
Died: 1980
 45 
Arnold Toynbee
(English Economic Historian)
Arnold Toynbee
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Birthdate: August 23, 1852
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Savile Row, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1883

The son of a surgeon, economist Arnold Toynbee studied at Balliol College and later taught there, too. He was a prominent social reformer who spoke for the working class and supported trade unions. Unfortunately, he died of exhaustion and breakdown after being overworked. Toynbee Hall was named after him.

 46 
Gus Giordano
(Choreographer)
Gus Giordano
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: July 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 2008
 47 
Catherine of Bologna
(Saint)
Catherine of Bologna
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 8, 1413
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 1463
 48 
Sir George Abraham Grierson
(Irish Linguist and Scholar Who Conducted the Linguistic Survey of India )
Sir George Abraham Grierson
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Birthdate: January 7, 1851
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glenageary, Ireland
Died: 1941
 49 
Derek Jones
(Mayor of Gaborone 1966 - 1968)
Derek Jones
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: England
Died: 2013
 50 
John Armstrong Sr.
(Former brigadier general in the Continental Army, major general in the Pennsylvania Militia during the Revolutionary War)
John Armstrong Sr.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 13, 1717
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brookeborough, Fermanagh, Ireland
Died: 1795