Died On November 18th

Discover the most famous people who died on November 18. The list includes people like Niels Bohr, Marcel Proust, Chester A. Arthur, James Coburn, Man Ray. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, physicists, philosophers and presidents and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, Denmark & India and many more countries.
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 1 
Niels Bohr
(Danish Physicist Who Made Foundational Contributions to Understanding Atomic Structure and Quantum Theory)
Niels Bohr
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1962
Nobel Prize-winning Danish physicist Niels Bohr is remembered for his work on the atomic structure and quantum theory. He laid down the Bohr model of the atom and established the Niels Bohr Institute. The element Bohrium has been named after him. He was also part of the British nuclear project.
 2 
James Coburn
(Film and TV Actor)
James Coburn
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Birthdate: August 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Laurel, Nebraska, United States
Died: 2002

James Coburn was an American actor who played the quintessential tough guy roles in action and Western films throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was characterized by his lanky physique and toothy grin. A martial arts student, Coburn was a close friend of Bruce Lee; he was one of the pallbearers at Bruce Lee's funeral in 1973.

 3 
Chester A. Arthur
(The 21st president of the United States)
Chester A. Arthur
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 5, 1829
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fairfield, Vermont, United States
Died: 1886
Chester A. Arthur became the 21st president of the U.S. in 1881, after the assassination of President James A. Garfield, and served till 1885. Arthur represented Elizabeth Jennings Graham in the 1854 case against segregation in streetcars. He signed the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act and rebuilt the U.S. Navy.
 4 
Gia Carangi
(First Women to Be Titled as Supermodel)
Gia Carangi
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: 1986

A model who was active during the late 1970s and early 1980s, Gia Carangi was considered by many to be one of the first supermodels. She was featured on the covers of multiple fashion magazines, including editions of Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She also worked with various famous designers. She died of AIDS at the young age of 26.

 5 
Malcolm Young
(Musician)
Malcolm Young
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 2017

Malcolm Young was an Australian musician. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band AC/DC. He is also credited with popularizing the band and was described by many as the leader and the driving force of the band. Widely regarded as one of the best rhythm guitarists ever, Young was a leading exponent of rhythm guitar in rock music.

 6 
Cab Calloway
(Singer)
Cab Calloway
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 25, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: 1994

Jazz singer and dancer, Cab Calloway, was a famous vocalist of the swing era.  From the early 1930s to the late 1940s, he led a very popular band that included musicians like  Dizzy Gillespie, Jonah Jones, and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham. A man of color, he became the first African-American musician to sell a million records from a single song.

 7 
Marcel Proust
(French Novelist Who is Regarded as One of the Most Influential Authors of the 20th Century)
Marcel Proust
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 10, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Neuilly-Auteuil-Passy, France
Died: 1922

Marcel Proust was a French novelist, essayist, and critic best known for writing the world-renowned novel In Search of Lost Time, which was published between 1913 and 1927 in seven parts. Many writers and critics regard him as one of the 20th century's most influential and important authors.

 8 
Man Ray
(Modernist Artist)
Man Ray
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: August 27, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: 1976

Famous photographer, painter and filmmaker, Man Ray was the sole American who was a significant part of both the Dada and Surrealist movements. Despite his contributions in various artistic mediums, he is best remembered as a photographer who popularised solarisation and Rayographs techniques. He also made films including the Surrealist classic L’Étoile de mer and published his autobiography Self-Portrait.

 9 
Adam Weishaupt
(German Philosopher and Founder of Enlightenment-Era Secret Society 'Illuminati')
Adam Weishaupt
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Birthdate: February 6, 1748
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ingolstadt, Germany
Died: 1830
On a night in 1776, deep within a forest near Ingolstadt, German law professor Adam Weishaupt and four others formed a secret society known as the Illuminati, which was supposed to be a parallel to religion. Since then, many conspiracy theories have held the society responsible for unexplained global events. 
 10 
Naim Suleymanoglu
(Bulgarian World Champion Weightlifter and 3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Naim Suleymanoglu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ptichar, Bulgaria
Died: 2017

Nicknamed The Pocket Hercules for his 4’10” frame, Bulgarian weightlifter Naim Suleymanoglu was one of the world’s greatest in the sport. While he initially won 2 World Championships for Bulgaria, he later won 3 Olympic gold medals and 5 World Championships for Turkey. He has also joined the Nationalist Movement Party.

 11 
Michael Kamen
(Former Orchestral arranger who wrote the scores for many films including 2000's 'X-Men' and 1993's 'The Three Musketeers')
Michael Kamen
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Birthdate: April 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2003
 12 
Denton Cooley
(American Heart and Cardiothoracic Surgeon Who Performed the First Implantation of a Total Artificial Heart)
Denton Cooley
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: 2016

Denton Cooley was a heart and cardiothoracic surgeon. He is best known for performing the first implantation of a total artificial heart. He did his surgical training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and later worked at Baylor College of Medicine. He founded The Texas Heart Institute and was a consultant at Texas Children's Hospital. 

 13 
Antonio Carluccio
(Chef)
Antonio Carluccio
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: April 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Campania, Italy
Died: 2017
 14 
Philip Schuyler
(Former United States Senator & General in the American Revolutionary War)
Philip Schuyler
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1733
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: 1804
 15 
Kurt Schuschnigg
(Former Chancellor of Austria)
Kurt Schuschnigg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 14, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Riva del Garda, Italy
Died: 1977

Kurt Schuschnigg was an Austrian politician who served as the Chancellor of Austria from 1934 to 1938. He opposed the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany for which he was arrested in 1938. Schuschnigg was liberated by the US Army in 1945 post which he moved to the USA where he started working as a professor at Saint Louis University. 

 16 
Paul Éluard
(Poet)
Paul Éluard
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 14, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Denis, France
Died: 1952
 17 
Paul Bowles
(Writer, Music Composer)
Paul Bowles
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 30, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jamaica, New York, United States
Died: 1999
 18 
Sharon Jones
(Singer)
Sharon Jones
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Died: 2016
 19 
Walt Hazzard
(Basketball player)
Walt Hazzard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 15, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 20 
Ardeshir Zahedi
(Former Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs (1966 - 1971))
Ardeshir Zahedi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: 2021

Ardeshir Zahedi was an Iranian diplomat and politician best remembered for serving as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 12 January 1966 to 12 September 1971. An influential politician, Ardeshir Zahedi also served as ambassador to the US and to the UK from 1960 to 1962 and from 1962 to 1966 respectively. 

 21 
Jacques Anquetil
(French Road Racing Cyclist and the First Cyclist to Win the 'Tour de France' Five Times)
Jacques Anquetil
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 8, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mont-Saint-Aignan, France
Died: 1987

Jacques Anquetil was a French professional road racing cyclist. He was the first person to win five Tour de France races. At the time of his retirement, Anquetil had won eight Grand Tours, which was a record at that time. He was also a controversial figure who spoke openly about his dependency on drugs to compete in races.

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Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover
(King of Hanover)
Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover
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Birthdate: June 5, 1771
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1851
 23 
Pancho Segura
(Ecuadorian Tennis Player and Coach)
Pancho Segura
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: 2017
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 24 
Conn Smythe
(Canadian Soldier, Businessman, Ice Hockey Player, and Horse Racer)
Conn Smythe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 1980
 25 
Fritz Feld
(Actor)
Fritz Feld
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Birthdate: October 15, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1993
 26 
Walther Nernst
(Physicist and Chemist)
Walther Nernst
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 25, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wąbrzeźno
Died: 1941

Walther Nernst was a German chemist best remembered for his work in physical chemistry, thermodynamics, solid state physics, and electrochemistry. He is credited with formulating the Nernst heat theorem, which was in turn used in the formulation of the third law of thermodynamics. Walther Nernst received the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry in the year 1920.

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Azzedine Alaia
(Couturier)
Azzedine Alaia
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 26, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
Died: 2017
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 28 
Beatrice Colen
(Actress)
Beatrice Colen
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Birthdate: January 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Marcel Dalio
(Actor)
Marcel Dalio
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Birthdate: November 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1983
 30 
Ken Brett
(Baseball player)
Ken Brett
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2003
 31 
Ivan Albright
(American Sculptor, Painter, and Print-maker)
Ivan Albright
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Birthdate: February 20, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Harvey, Illinois, United States
Died: 1983
 32 
Renée Vivien
(Poet)
Renée Vivien
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 11, 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1909
 33 
Lennie Tristano
(Jazz Pianist)
Lennie Tristano
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 19, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1978
 34 
Gustav Fechner
(Physicist, Psychologist, Statistician, University teacher, Philosopher)
Gustav Fechner
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Birthdate: April 19, 1801
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bad Muskau
Died: 1887

Gustav Fechner was a German physicist, philosopher, and experimental psychologist. A pioneer in the field of experimental psychology, Fechner is credited with founding psychophysics. Gustav Fechner inspired several philosophers and scientists like Jan Koenderink, David Heeger, and Farley Norman. In 1970, a crater on the Moon was named after him by the International Astronomical Union.

 35 
Émile Nelligan
(Canadian Poet)
Émile Nelligan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 24, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: 1941
Émile Nelligan was French-Canada’s one of the most beloved and admired poets. A hugely talented poet, Nelligan's literary career was short-lived as he was sent to mental asylum aged 20. He took French-Canadian poetry into the modern age and poetry inspired several music composers. His poems have become the subject of numerous films, novels, and a ballet and an opera. 
 36 
Shaitan Singh
Shaitan Singh
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jodhpur
Died: 1962
 37 
Fredric Wertham
(Psychologist, Psychiatrist)
Fredric Wertham
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1981
 38 
Junior Parker
(Musician, Singer)
Junior Parker
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bobo, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1971
 39 
Rose Philippine Duchesne
(Sister)
Rose Philippine Duchesne
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 29, 1769
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: 1852
 40 
Ruth Crawford Seeger
(Composer)
Ruth Crawford Seeger
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Liverpool, Ohio, United States
Died: 1953
 41 
Horst P. Horst
(German-American Fashion Photographer)
Horst P. Horst
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: August 14, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Weißenfels, Germany
Died: 1999

Horst P. Horst was a fashion photographer best remembered for his association with Vogue magazine. He is credited with capturing The Mainbocher Corset, one of the 20th century's iconic photos. Horst P. Horst is also remembered for photographing some of the most popular personalities like Harry S. Truman, Bette Davis, Noël Coward, and Marlene Dietrich.

 42 
Claude Nicolas Ledoux
(French Architect and Designer)
Claude Nicolas Ledoux
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: March 21, 1736
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dormans, France
Died: 1806

Claude Nicolas Ledoux was a French architect, known for developing an eclectic architectural style, linked with budding pre-Revolutionary social ideals. First noticed for his imaginative woodwork at Café militaire, he was soon flooded with commissions, designing numerous private houses in the neoclassical style for the French elite, also receiving commission for designing public buildings including the Ledoux’s Theatre of Besançon.

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John Ernst Worrell Keely
(Inventor)
John Ernst Worrell Keely
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: September 3, 1837
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1898
 44 
Mauritz Stiller
(Film Director)
Mauritz Stiller
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Birthdate: July 17, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: 1928
 45 
Miklós Zrínyi
(Statesman, Military Leader, and Author of the First Epic Poem in Hungarian Literature)
Miklós Zrínyi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1620
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Čakovec, Croatia
Died: 1664

Miklós Zrínyi was an able military leader of Hungary, who was determined to drive the Turks out of his country. He also authored Hungary’s first epic poem, The Peril of Sziget. Unfortunately, he was killed by a wild boar during a hunting expedition, though rumors suggest he was assassinated.

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Aleijadinho
(Brazilian Sculptor and Architect)
Aleijadinho
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Birthdate: August 29, 1738
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Died: 1814

Aleijadinho was a Brazilian architect and sculptor best remembered for his works in and on various churches of Brazil. Aleijadinho's works are generally considered some of the finest paradigms of Portuguese colonial architecture. Also among his best-known works are the famous Twelve Prophets, a set of soapstone sculptures at the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus of Matosinhos in Congonhas.

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Yevgeni Lazarev
(Russian American Actor-Director Known for ‘Lord of War’, 'The Turkish Gambit' and 'The Saint')
Yevgeni Lazarev
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Birthdate: March 31, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Died: 2016

Russian–American actor and director Yevgeni Lazarev is best known for appearing in notable Hollywood films like The Sum of All FearsIron Man 2, and Lord of War. Recipient of several honours including the title of People's Artist of Russia, Lazarev served as professor at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts and at the Moscow Art Theatre Studio School.

 48 
Edward Forbes
(Naturalist)
Edward Forbes
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Birthdate: February 12, 1815
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: 1854
 49 
Draga Olteanu Matei
(Iconic Romanian Actor)
Draga Olteanu Matei
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Birthdate: October 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: 2020

Legendary Romanian actor Draga Olteanu Matei is remembered for her films such as The Famous Paparazzo and Uncle Marin, the Billionaire. She was later awarded the Order of the Star of Romania and the Order of the Crown of Romania and also earned a star on the Romanian Walk of Fame.

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Michel Robin
(Actor)
Michel Robin
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Birthdate: November 13, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Reims, France
Died: 2020