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
(Polish Astronomer Who Proposed That the Earth Revolves Around the Sun)
Nicolaus Copernicus
12
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
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 1974
 3 
Vivian Liberto
(American Homemaker, Author and First Wife of Singer Johnny Cash)
Vivian Liberto
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Died: 2005
 4 
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
 5 
Harold Wilson
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1964-1970, 1974-1976))
Harold Wilson
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1995
 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 from 1124 to 1153)
David I of Scotland
1
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 
Rob Knox
(Actor)
Rob Knox
4
Birthdate: August 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: 2008
 10 
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
 11 
Elmore James
(Guitarist)
Elmore James
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: 1963
 12 
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)
 13 
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)
 14 
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
 15 
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)
 16 
Rachel Kempson
0
Birthdate: May 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Died: 2003
 17 
Laura Bridgman
(Educator)
Laura Bridgman
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1829
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanover, New Hampshire,United States
Died: 1889
 18 
Samuel Palmer
(Painter, Poet)
Samuel Palmer
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Birthdate: January 27, 1805
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: 1881
 19 
Asta Nielsen
(Actress)
Asta Nielsen
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Birthdate: September 11, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1972
 20 
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
 21 
Algirdas
(Ruler)
Algirdas
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Birthdate: 1296 AD
Birthplace: Vilnius
Died: 1377
 22 
Denis Johnson
(Novelist, Poet)
Denis Johnson
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, West Germany
Died: 2017
 23 
Mary of Jesus of Ágreda
(Franciscan Abbess and Spiritual Writer Known for Her Extensive Correspondence with King Philip IV of Spain)
Mary of Jesus of Ágreda
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1602
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Agreda, Spain
Died: 1665
 24 
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
 25 
Aleksei Losev
(Philosopher, Philologist)
Aleksei Losev
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Birthdate: September 23, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Novocherkassk, Russia
Died: 1988
 26 
Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colchester
Died: 1950
 27 
Charlotte Mary Yonge
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1823
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Otterbourne, Hampshire, England
Died: 1901
 28 
Jonathan Wild
(Criminal)
Jonathan Wild
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 6, 1683
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Died: 1725
 29 
Phil Emmanuel
(Guitar player)
Phil Emmanuel
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dorrigo, Australia
Died: 2018
 30 
Lancelot Holland
(Military personnel)
Lancelot Holland
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Middleton Cheney, Banbury, England
Died: 1941
 31 
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
 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 
Miriam di San Servolo
0
Birthdate: May 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1991
 34 
William Van Alen
(Architect)
William Van Alen
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 10, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: 1954
 35 
John Randolph of Roanoke
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1773
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hopewell, Virginia, United States
Died: 1833
 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 
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 
Francis Thomas Bacon
(British Engineer Who Developed the First Practical Hydrogen-Oxygen Fuel Cells)
Francis Thomas Bacon
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Billericay, England
Died: 1992
 39 
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
 40 
Paul Gray
(bassist, musician, singer)
Paul Gray
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: 2010
 41 
Joseph Mitchell
(Writer and journalist)
Joseph Mitchell
0
Birthdate: July 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fairmont, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1996
 42 
Xi Zhongxun
(Politician)
Xi Zhongxun
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fuping County
Died: 2002
 43 
Francys Arsentiev
(First Woman from the US to Reach the Summit of Mount Everest Without the Aid of Bottled Oxygen)
Francys Arsentiev
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Honolulu
Died: 1998
Eduards Veidenbaums
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1867
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Priekuļi Parish, Latvia
Died: 1892
 45 
Jaime Roldós Aguilera
(Former President of Ecuador)
Jaime Roldós Aguilera
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: 1981
 46 
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
 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 
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
 49 
Martha Bucaram
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: 1981
 50 
Sonny Okosuns
(Musician)
Sonny Okosuns
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Enugu, Nigeria
Died: 2008