Died On May 24th

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Discover the most famous people who died on May 24. The list includes people like Nicolaus Copernicus, Duke Ellington, William Lloyd Garrison, John Foster Dulles, David I of Scotland. Famous personalities featured on this list, include diplomats, soldiers, political leaders and poets and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Nicolaus Copernicus
(Mathematician)
Nicolaus Copernicus
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 19, 1473
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toruń, Poland
Died: 1543
 2 
Duke Ellington
(One of the Greatest Jazz Composers & Bandleader)
Duke Ellington
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 1974
 3 
Harold Wilson
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1964-1970, 1974-1976))
Harold Wilson
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1995
 4 
Vivian Liberto
(Rosanne Cash's Mother)
Vivian Liberto
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas
Died: 2005
 5 
William Lloyd Garrison
(Abolitionist, Journalist and Founder of the Anti-Slavery Newspaper ‘The Liberator’)
William Lloyd Garrison
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 10, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1879
 6 
Dick Martin
(American comedian)
Dick Martin
2
Birthdate: January 30, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
Died: 2008
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 7 
David I of Scotland
(King of Scotland)
David I of Scotland
0
Birthdate: 1084 AD
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: 1153
 8 
Gene Clark
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)
Gene Clark
2
Listed In:
Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tipton
Died: 1991
 9 
Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury
(Former Secretary of State of England (1596 - 1612))
Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 1, 1563
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: 1612
 10 
Murray Gell-Mann
(Physicist)
Murray Gell-Mann
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Died: 2019
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 11 
Rob Knox
(Actor)
Rob Knox
3
Birthdate: August 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: 2008
 12 
Jonathan Wild
(Criminal)
Jonathan Wild
2
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 6, 1683
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Died: 1725
 13 
Elmore James
(Guitarist)
Elmore James
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: 1963
 14 
Rachel Kempson
0
Birthdate: May 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Died: 2003
 15 
Sonny West
(Actor, Stunt performer)
Sonny West
0
Birthdate: July 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 16 
Jimmy Cobb
(Drummer, Jazz musician)
Jimmy Cobb
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2020
 17 
Majrooh Sultanpuri
(Author, Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter)
Majrooh Sultanpuri
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Died: 2000
 18 
Denis Johnson
(Novelist, Poet)
Denis Johnson
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, West Germany
Died: 2017
 19 
Laura Bridgman
(Educator)
Laura Bridgman
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1829
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanover, New Hampshire,United States
Died: 1889
 20 
Samuel Palmer
(Painter, Poet)
Samuel Palmer
0
Birthdate: January 27, 1805
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: 1881
 21 
Algirdas
(Ruler)
Algirdas
0
Birthdate: 1296 AD
Birthplace: Vilnius
Died: 1377
 22 
Asta Nielsen
(Actress)
Asta Nielsen
0
Birthdate: September 11, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1972
 23 
María de Agreda
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 2, 1602
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Agreda, Spain
Died: 1665
 24 
Charles August Lindbergh
(Politician, Lawyer)
Charles August Lindbergh
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 20, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1924
 25 
Aleksei Losev
(Philosopher, Philologist)
Aleksei Losev
0
Birthdate: September 23, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Novocherkassk, Russia
Died: 1988
 26 
Phil Emmanuel
(Guitar player)
Phil Emmanuel
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dorrigo, Australia
Died: 2018
 27 
Lancelot Holland
(Military personnel)
Lancelot Holland
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Middleton Cheney, Banbury, England
Died: 1941
 28 
Charlotte Mary Yonge
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1823
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Otterbourne, Hampshire, England
Died: 1901
 29 
George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney
(Naval officer. He is best known for his commands in the American War of Independence)
George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 13, 1718
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Walton-on-Thames, England
Died: 1792
 30 
John Randolph of Roanoke
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1773
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hopewell, Virginia, United States
Died: 1833
 31 
Miriam di San Servolo
0
Birthdate: May 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1991
 32 
Jimmy McGriff
(Organists, Keyboardist)
Jimmy McGriff
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 3, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2008
 33 
John Bain
(YouTuber)
John Bain
4
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: July 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Spennymoor, County Durham
Died: 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 34 
Paul Gray
(bassist, musician, singer)
Paul Gray
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: 2010
 35 
Gudrun Burwitz
(Heinrich Himmler's daughter)
Gudrun Burwitz
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 2018
 36 
Joseph Mitchell
(Writer and journalist)
Joseph Mitchell
0
Birthdate: July 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fairmont, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1996
 37 
Jim Barnes
(Golfer)
Jim Barnes
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lelant, Cornwall, England
Died: 1966
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 38 
Francys Arsentiev
(Mountaineer)
Francys Arsentiev
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Honolulu
Died: 1998
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 10, 1797
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Havixbeck, Germany
Died: 1848
 40 
Vincent J. McMahon
(Entrepreneur)
Vincent J. McMahon
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York, United States
Died: 1984
 41 
Martha Bucaram
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: 1981
 42 
Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colchester
Died: 1950
William Brett, 1st Viscount Esher
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 13, 1815
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lenham, England
Died: 1899
 44 
Thomas Erskine Holland
(British legal scholar)
Thomas Erskine Holland
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 17, 1835
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: 1926
 45 
John Foster Dulles
(Former United States Secretary of State)
John Foster Dulles
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 25, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., U.S.
Died: 1959
 46 
Lanfranc
(Italian Jurist who Renounced His Career to Become a Benedictine Monk)
Lanfranc
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1005 AD
Birthplace: Pavia, Italy
Died: 1089
 47 
Edward Mulhare
4
Birthdate: April 8, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Quaker Road, Cork (city) Cork City, County Cork, Ireland
Died: 1997
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 48 
Sonny Okosuns
(Musician)
Sonny Okosuns
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Enugu, Nigeria
Died: 2008
 49 
Anne-Marie Nzié
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1932 AD
Birthplace: Lolodorf, Cameroon
Died: 2016
Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn Othman
0
Birthdate: 1297 AD
Birthplace: Fes, Morocco
Died: 1351