Died On May 24th

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Nicolaus Copernicus
(Mathematician)

Nicolaus Copernicus
6
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 
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

 4 
Harold Wilson
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1964-1970, 1974-1976))

Harold Wilson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England
Died: 1995

 5 
William Lloyd Garrison
(Journalist, Abolitionist)

William Lloyd Garrison
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Birthdate: December 10, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1879

 6 
Dick Martin
(American comedian)

Dick Martin
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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
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Birthdate: 1084 AD
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: 1153
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 8 
Gene Clark
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)

Gene Clark
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Listed In:
Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tipton
Died: 1991

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 1, 1563
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: 1612

 10 
Rob Knox
(Actor)

Rob Knox
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Birthdate: August 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: 2008

 11 
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)

 12 
Elmore James
(Guitarist)

Elmore James
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: 1963

 13 
Sonny West
(Actor, Stunt performer)

Sonny West
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Birthdate: July 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 14 
Jonathan Wild
(Criminal)

Jonathan Wild
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 6, 1683
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Died: 1725

 15 
Majrooh Sultanpuri
(Author, Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter)

Majrooh Sultanpuri
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Died: 2000

 16 
Jimmy Cobb
(Drummer, Jazz musician)

Jimmy Cobb
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2020

 17 

Rachel Kempson
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Birthdate: May 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Died: 2003

 18 
Laura Bridgman
(Educator)

Laura Bridgman
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1829
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanover, New Hampshire,United States
Died: 1889

 19 

Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colchester
Died: 1950

 20 
Samuel Palmer
(Painter, Poet)

Samuel Palmer
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Birthdate: January 27, 1805
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: 1881

 21 
Algirdas
(Ruler)

Algirdas
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Birthdate: 1296 AD
Birthplace: Vilnius
Died: 1377

 22 
Denis Johnson
(Novelist, Poet)

Denis Johnson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, West Germany
Died: 2017

 23 
Asta Nielsen
(Actress)

Asta Nielsen
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Birthdate: September 11, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1972

 24 

María de Agreda
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 2, 1602
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Agreda, Spain
Died: 1665

 25 
Aleksei Losev
(Philosopher, Philologist)

Aleksei Losev
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Birthdate: September 23, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Novocherkassk, Russia
Died: 1988

 26 

Charlotte Mary Yonge
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1823
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Otterbourne, Hampshire, England
Died: 1901

 27 
Charles August Lindbergh
(Politician, Lawyer)

Charles August Lindbergh
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 20, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1924

 28 
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
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 13, 1718
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Walton-on-Thames, England
Died: 1792

 29 
Phil Emmanuel
(Guitar player)

Phil Emmanuel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dorrigo, Australia
Died: 2018

 30 
Lancelot Holland
(Military personnel)

Lancelot Holland
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Middleton Cheney, Banbury, England
Died: 1941

 31 
John Bain
(YouTuber)

John Bain
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: July 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Spennymoor, County Durham
Died: 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 32 

Miriam di San Servolo
0
Birthdate: May 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1991

 33 
Jimmy McGriff
(Organists, Keyboardist)

Jimmy McGriff
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 3, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2008

 34 
Francys Arsentiev
(Mountaineer)

Francys Arsentiev
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Honolulu
Died: 1998

 35 
Paul Gray
(bassist, musician, singer)

Paul Gray
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: 2010

 36 
Gudrun Burwitz
(Heinrich Himmler's daughter)

Gudrun Burwitz
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 2018

 37 
Vincent J. McMahon
(Entrepreneur)

Vincent J. McMahon
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York, United States
Died: 1984

 38 
Jim Barnes
(Golfer)

Jim Barnes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lelant, Cornwall, England
Died: 1966
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 39 

John Randolph of Roanoke
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1773
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hopewell, Virginia, United States
Died: 1833

 40 
Thomas Erskine Holland
(British legal scholar)

Thomas Erskine Holland
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 17, 1835
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: 1926

Eduards Veidenbaums
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1867
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Priekuļi Parish, Latvia
Died: 1892

 42 
John Foster Dulles
(Former United States Secretary of State)

John Foster Dulles
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 25, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., U.S.
Died: 1959

 43 
Robert Ritter von Greim
(Aviator, Military personnel)

Robert Ritter von Greim
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 22, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bayreuth
Died: 1945

 44 

Martha Bucaram
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: 1981

 45 

John Bach McMaster
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Birthdate: June 29, 1852
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1932

Juan Meléndez Valdés
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 11, 1754
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ribera de Fresno, Spain
Died: 1817

 47 

Edward Mulhare
3
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 
Xi Zhongxun
(Politician)

Xi Zhongxun
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fuping County
Died: 2002

 49 

Tsehaytu Beraki
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Qua' atit, Eritrea
Died: 2018

 50 
Joseph Mitchell
(Writer and journalist)

Joseph Mitchell
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Birthdate: July 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fairmont, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1996