Died On May 2nd

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Discover the most famous people who died on May 2. The list includes people like Leonardo da Vinci, Osama Bin Laden, Joseph McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover, Martin Bormann. Famous personalities featured on this list, include novelists, political leaders, actors and sociologists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from Germany, United Kingdom, United States & Italy and many more countries.
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 1 
Leonardo da Vinci
(Italian Polymath & Artist Known for His Paintings: ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘The Last Supper’ and ‘Virgin of the Rocks’)
Leonardo da Vinci
74
Birthdate: April 15, 1452
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Anchiano, Italy
Died: 1519
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 2 
Oliver Reed
13
Birthdate: February 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, England
Died: 1999
 3 
Junior Seau
(American Football Players)
Junior Seau
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
Died: 2012
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 4 
Afeni Shakur
(American Political Activist and Member of the ‘Black Panther Party’)
Afeni Shakur
14
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lumberton, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2016
 5 
Osama Bin Laden
(Terrorist)
Osama Bin Laden
138
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: 2011
 6 
Lynn Redgrave
(Best Known for Her Films: ‘Tom Jones’ and ‘Georgy Girl’)
Lynn Redgrave
5
Birthdate: March 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Died: 2010
 7 
William Moulton Marston
4
Birthdate: May 9, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saugus, Massachusetts
Died: 1947
 8 
Jack Kemp
(Politician)
Jack Kemp
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 2009
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Paulo Freire
(Educator and Philosopher)
Paulo Freire
3
Birthdate: September 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Recife, Brazil
Died: 1997
 10 
Nancy Astor
(Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton (1919-45))
Nancy Astor
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 19, 1879
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Danville, Virginia, United States
Died: 1964
 11 
Efrem Zimbalist Jr
3
Birthdate: November 30, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: 2014
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Michael Hordern
3
Birthdate: October 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hertfordshire, England
Died: 1995
 13 
Bobby Unser
(American Former Automobile Racer)
Bobby Unser
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 14 
David Rappaport
1
Birthdate: November 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: 1990
 15 
Norm Van Brocklin
(American football player)
Norm Van Brocklin
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Parade, South Dakota, United States
Died: 1983
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 16 
Robert Clampett
(Animator)
Robert Clampett
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Diego, California, U.S.
Died: 1984
 17 
Tracy Reed
(Actress)
Tracy Reed
0
Birthdate: September 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2012
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
Alfred de Musset
(French Writer Best Known for His Autobiographical Novel ‘The Confession of a Child of the Century’)
Alfred de Musset
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 11, 1810
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1857
 19 
Maya Plisetskaya
(Former ballet dancer, choreographer)
Maya Plisetskaya
3
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 2015
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Ivan Aivazovsky
0
Birthdate: July 29, 1817
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Feodosia, Russia
Died: 1900
 21 
Louis Rukeyser
(Journalist)
Louis Rukeyser
0
Birthdate: January 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2006
 22 
Maidie Norman
(Actress)
Maidie Norman
1
Birthdate: October 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Villa Rica, Georgia, United States
Died: 1998
 23 
Sir John Eccles
(Australian Neurophysiologist Who Won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for His Work on the Synapse)
Sir John Eccles
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 27, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: 1997
 24 
Clara Immerwahr
(German Chemist)
Clara Immerwahr
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 21, 1870
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wojczyce, Poland
Died: 1915
Prince Waldemar of Prussia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 20, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kiel, Germany
Died: 1945
 26 
Athanasius of Alexandria
(Egyptian Theologian, Statesman and National Leader)
Athanasius of Alexandria
1
Birthdate: 0296 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0373
 27 
George Pal
(Hungarian-American Animator, Film Director and Producer)
George Pal
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 1, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cegléd, Hungary
Died: 1980
 28 
Augusto Boal
(Theatre director, Writer, Politician, Playwright)
Augusto Boal
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 16, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Died: 2009
 29 
Giacomo Meyerbeer
(Opera composer)
Giacomo Meyerbeer
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 5, 1791
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1864
 30 
Robert Henry Cain
(British Army Major who was awarded the prestigious Victoria Cross in 1944)
Robert Henry Cain
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 2, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: 1974
 31 
Richard Theodore Greener
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 30, 1844
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1922
 32 
Giuseppe Siri
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 20, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: 1989
 33 
Alfred Weber
(Economist, Educationist, Sociologist, University teacher)
Alfred Weber
0
Birthdate: July 30, 1868
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Erfurt
Died: 1958
 34 
Evelyn De Morgan
0
Birthdate: August 30, 1855
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London
Died: 1919
 35 
Mohammed Dib
(One of Algeria's Most Popular and Prolific Writers)
Mohammed Dib
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tlemcen, Algeria
Died: 2003
 36 
W. T. Tutte
(British-Canadian Mathematician Best Known for His Work on Code-Breaking in World War II)
W. T. Tutte
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newmarket, Suffolk, England
Died: 2002
 37 
Jeff Hanneman
(Musician, best known as a founding member and rhythm/lead guitarist of the American thrash metal band Slayer)
Jeff Hanneman
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 31, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: 2013
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 38 
Gustav Landauer
(Politician, Translator, Writer, Journalist)
Gustav Landauer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 7, 1870
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karlsruhe
Died: 1919
 39 
Dorothea Binz
(Officer)
Dorothea Binz
4
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Templin, Germany
Died: 1947
 40 
Pridi Phanomyong
(Politician)
Pridi Phanomyong
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 11, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ayutthaya, Thailand
Died: 1983
 41 
Tibor Kalman
(Graphic designer)
Tibor Kalman
0
Birthdate: July 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: 1999
 42 
Robert Hunter
(Environmentalist)
Robert Hunter
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Boniface, Winnipeg, Canada
Died: 2005
 43 
Julio Gallo
(Wine maker)
Julio Gallo
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 21, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Antioch, California, United States
Died: 1993
 44 
Henri Toivonen
(Finnish Rally Driver Who Became the Youngest Driver Ever to Become the World Rally Champion)
Henri Toivonen
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jyväskylä, Finland
Died: 1986
 45 
Ruth Rendell
(Writer, Politician, Novelist, Screenwriter)
Ruth Rendell
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: 2015
 46 
Rafael Hernández Colón
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: 2019
Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 23, 1730
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1813
 48 
Robert Homme
0
Birthdate: March 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stoughton, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 2000
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 49 
Hester Thrale
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 27, 1741
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wales
Died: 1821
Leo I, King of Armenia
0
Birthdate: 1150 AD
Birthplace: Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia
Died: 1279