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.
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 1 
Tina Turner
(The "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll")
Tina Turner
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Birthdate: November 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nutbush, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2023

Known as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Tina Turner was one of the best-selling recording artists of all time and had a very long and successful career. Let's Stay Together, What's Love Got to Do with It, Private Dancer and Golden Eye are some of her chartbuster songs. She was also a songwriter and had acted in films too.

 2 
Nicolaus Copernicus
(Polish Astronomer Who Proposed That the Earth Revolves Around the Sun)
Nicolaus Copernicus
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 19, 1473
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toruń, Poland
Died: 1543

Nicolaus Copernicus was a mathematician and astronomer. He is credited with formulating Heliocentrism, which led to the Copernican Revolution. Although Aristarchus of Samos had formulated Heliocentrism 18 centuries earlier, Copernicus was responsible for popularizing it. Copernicus is also credited with formulating an economic principle, which was later called Gresham's law.

 3 
Duke Ellington
(One of the Greatest Jazz Composers & Bandleader)
Duke Ellington
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 29, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 1974
Jazz legend Duke Ellington managed his orchestra till his death, and over a 6-decade-long career. He is known for his collaborations with legends such as pianist and composer Billy Strayhorn. He termed his music “American music” and refused to attach any category to it. He received a posthumous Pulitzer Prize.
 4 
Vivian Liberto
(American Homemaker, Author and First Wife of Singer Johnny Cash)
Vivian Liberto
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Died: 2005

Vivian Liberto was an American author and homemaker. She started hogging the limelight after marrying singer and actor, Johnny Cas,h with whom she had four daughters, including Rosanne Cash, who went on to become a singer-songwriter. Vivian Liberto’s 2007 book I Walked the Line formed the basis of the documentary movie My Darling Vivian, which was directed by Matt Riddlehoover.

 5 
William Lloyd Garrison
(Abolitionist, Journalist and Founder of the Anti-Slavery Newspaper ‘The Liberator’)
William Lloyd Garrison
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 10, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1879

William Lloyd Garrison was an American journalist, abolitionist, social reformer, and suffragist. He is best remembered for founding The Liberator, an anti-slavery newspaper, which was published from 1831 to 1865. He also co-founded the American Anti-Slavery Society which helped fight slavery in the United States. In the 1870s, William Lloyd Garrison was an important figure in the women's suffrage movement.

 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 
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, United Kingdom
Died: 1995

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for two non-consecutive terms, Harold Wilson was a British Labour politician. Historians commend him for leading his party through difficult political issues with considerable skill. With a moderate approach to socialism, he was a popular politician during his first tenure as the prime minister; his second tenure wasn’t as successful.

 8 
David I of Scotland
(King of Scotland from 1124 to 1153)
David I of Scotland
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Birthdate: 1084 AD
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: 1153

David I of Scotland was the king of Scotland from 1124 to 1153. Prior to this, he was the prince of the Cumbrians from 1113 to 1124. He was the son of Malcolm III and Margaret of Wessex. He implemented many reforms in Scotland during his reign, in what came to be known as the "Davidian Revolution" in later centuries. 

 9 
Rob Knox
(Actor)
Rob Knox
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Birthdate: August 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: 2008

Rob Knox is best remembered as Marcus Belby from the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and had signed to reprise the role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. However, at 18, he was stabbed outside a Southeast London bar by a man named Karl Bishop and died.

 10 
Elmore James
(American Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter)
Elmore James
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Richland, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1963
 11 
Gene Clark
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)
Gene Clark
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Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tipton
Died: 1991
 12 
Murray Gell-Mann
(Physicist)
Murray Gell-Mann
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Died: 2019

Nobel Prize-winning American physicist Murray Gell-Mann is best remembered for his research on elementary particles. The Yale and MIT alumnus later taught at Caltech and is credited with coining the terms "quark" and "strangeness" in quantum physics. A linguistic enthusiast, he also co-established the Evolution of Human Languages program.

 13 
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
 14 
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
 15 
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)
 16 
Edward Mulhare
(Actor)
Edward Mulhare
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Birthdate: April 8, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Quaker Road, Cork (city) Cork City, County Cork, Ireland
Died: 1997
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 17 
Rachel Kempson
(Actress)
Rachel Kempson
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Birthdate: May 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Died: 2003
 18 
Samuel Palmer
(British Landscape Painter and Poet)
Samuel Palmer
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Birthdate: January 27, 1805
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
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 
Laura Bridgman
(Educator)
Laura Bridgman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1829
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanover, New Hampshire,United States
Died: 1889
 21 
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
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1602
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Agreda, Spain
Died: 1665

Franciscan abbess and spiritual-writer María de Agreda was a noted mystic of her era. She served as the spiritual and at times political advisor to King Philip IV of Spain for over two decades and is best-known for the correspondence she had with the King besides reports of her bilocation. She penned 14 books, including the most notable Mystical City of God.    

 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 
William Van Alen
(Architect)
William Van Alen
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 10, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: 1954
William Van Alen was an American architect best remembered for overseeing the design of the famous Chrysler Building in New York City. Many of his innovations, such as curved glass corner windows and storefront windows, went on to become a standard practice in American architecture. Van Alen Institute, an independent nonprofit architectural organization, is named in his honor. 
 24 
Aleksei Losev
(Philosopher, Philologist)
Aleksei Losev
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Birthdate: September 23, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Novocherkassk, Russia
Died: 1988
 25 
Majrooh Sultanpuri
(Indian Urdu Poet and Lyricist)
Majrooh Sultanpuri
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 2000

Majrooh Sultanpuri was an Indian Urdu poet and lyricist. A much-respected figure in India's Hindi language film industry, he wrote Hindustani lyrics for Hindi film soundtracks. He was a towering figure in Indian cinema in the mid-20th-century and a key personality in the Progressive Writers' Movement. He received the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1993. 

 26 
Charlotte Mary Yonge
(Novelist)
Charlotte Mary Yonge
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1823
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Otterbourne, Hampshire, England
Died: 1901
 27 
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
 28 
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
 29 
Jaime Roldós Aguilera
(Former President of Ecuador)
Jaime Roldós Aguilera
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: 1981

Jaime Roldós Aguilera was an Ecuadorian political figure who served as the President of Ecuador from 1979 until his death in 1981. Although his presidency was short-lived, Jaime Roldós Aguilera achieved immense popularity and reverence for his support for human rights.

 30 
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
 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 
Amado Nervo
(Mexican Poet, Journalist and Educator)
Amado Nervo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
Died: 1919

Amado Nervo was a Mexican poet, educator, and journalist. Widely regarded as one of the most prominent poets of 19th century Mexico, Nervo was renowned for using metaphor as well as his references to mysticism in his poetry. Apart from being a respected literary figure, Amado Nervo also served as Mexican Ambassador to Uruguay and Argentina.

 33 
Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury
(Former Secretary of State of England (1596 - 1612))
Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 1, 1563
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: 1612

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury was a British statesman best remembered for his contribution during the Union of the Crowns. One of the main discoverers of the infamous Gunpowder Plot, Robert Cecil served as the Lord High Treasurer from 1608 to 1612. From 1596 to 1612, he served as the Secretary of State of England.

 34 
Miriam di San Servolo
(Actress)
Miriam di San Servolo
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Birthdate: May 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1991
 35 
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
 36 
Francis Thomas Bacon
(British Engineer Who Developed the First Practical Hydrogen-Oxygen Fuel Cells)
Francis Thomas Bacon
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Billericay, England
Died: 1992

Educated at Eton and Cambridge, Francis Thomas Bacon gained an interest in fuel cells while working at C.A. Parsons. He later invented the world’s first hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell, which converted air and fuel into electricity in a pollution-free manner. His cells were later used in the Apollo moon mission.

 37 
Martha Bucaram
(Lawyer)
Martha Bucaram
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: 1981
 38 
Xi Zhongxun
(Politician)
Xi Zhongxun
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fuping County
Died: 2002

Xi Zhongxun was a Chinese revolutionary and political leader. From establishing Communist guerrilla bases in the 1930s to launching economic liberalization in the 1980s, Xi Zhongxun made immense contributions to the development of China. He is also known as the father of the present paramount leader of China, Xi Jinping.

 39 
Thomas Ulsrud
(Norwegian Curler)
Thomas Ulsrud
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: 2022
 40 
Eduards Veidenbaums
(Poet)
Eduards Veidenbaums
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1867
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Priekuļi Parish, Latvia
Died: 1892
 41 
Gudrun Burwitz
(Heinrich Himmler's daughter)
Gudrun Burwitz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 2018
 42 
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
 43 
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
 44 
Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell
(Politician, Officer)
Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colchester
Died: 1950
 45 
Lily Parr
(English Professional Women’s Association Football Player Who Played as a Winger)
Lily Parr
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St Helens, Lancashire, England
Died: 1978
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 46 
John Bach McMaster
(Historian)
John Bach McMaster
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Birthdate: June 29, 1852
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1932
 47 
Raymond V. Haysbert
(Businessman)
Raymond V. Haysbert
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 2010
 48 
Jim Barnes
(American Professional Golfer)
Jim Barnes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lelant, Cornwall, England
Died: 1966

Jim Barnes was a professional golfer who helped popularize golf in the early years of the sport in the United States. He went on to win three different major championships, becoming one of three native Britons to do so. A World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Jim Barnes won 22 PGA Tour events, including four major professional championships.

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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
 50 
Francys Arsentiev
(First Woman from the US to Reach the Summit of Mount Everest Without the Aid of Bottled Oxygen)
Francys Arsentiev
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Honolulu
Died: 1998

Francys Arsentiev was an American mountaineer. In 1998, she became the first American woman to reach the peak of Mount Everest sans the aid of bottled oxygen. Unfortunately, she died during the descent. Prior to her ascent of the Everest, Francys Arsentiev had climbed many Russian Peaks along with her husband Sergei Arsentiev.