Died On November 19th

Discover the most famous people who died on November 19. The list includes people like Mike Nichols, Frederick Sanger, Nicolas Poussin, Richard Mentor Johnson, John R. Vane. Famous personalities featured on this list, include philosophers, journalists, political leaders and theater personalities and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & Austria and many more countries.
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Franz Peter Schubert
(Austrian Composer and One of the Greatest Piano Virtuosos of the Late Classical and Early Romantic Era)
Franz Peter Schubert
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 31, 1797
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Himmelpfortgrund, Vienna, Austria
Died: 1828

Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert was one of the most prominent figures of the Viennese Classical and Romantic periods. He initially performed at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde. His compositions include over 600 vocal works and several symphonies, operas, and piano sonatas. One of his most-talked-about works is the Unfinished Symphony.

 2 
Rosalynn Carter
(Former First Lady, Activist)
Rosalynn Carter
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plains, Georgia
Died: 2023

Rosalynn Carter, served as the U.S. First Lady from 1977 to 1981, as the wife of former U.S. president Jimmy Carter. She promoted human rights, peace, and mental health awareness. She was also an envoy to Latin America and launched Every Child By Two, a childhood immunization awareness program.

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Della Reese
(Known for Her 1959 Hit Single 'Don't You Know?' and Her Role in the TV Series 'Touched by an Angel')
Della Reese
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Birthdate: July 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Black Bottom, Detroit, United States
Died: 2017
Jazz and gospel singer and actor Della Reese, who was also an ordained minister, gained fame with tracks such as Don't You Know? and Some of her best-known films were Harlem Nights and A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. She played Tess in the series Touched by an Angel
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Mike Nichols
(Director Best Known for His Works 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' and 'The Graduate')
Mike Nichols
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Birthdate: November 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 2014

Mike Nichols started as a comedian with the troupe The Compass Players and then performed as part of the Grammy-winning duo Nichols and May. Nichols then delivered Tony-winning directorial stage ventures such as Luv and Death of a Salesman and won the Academy Award for his direction in The Graduate

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Terry Melcher
(Record Producer and Singer-Songwriter Known for His Collaboration With the Rock Band 'The Byrds')
Terry Melcher
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2004

Terry Melcher was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Melcher played a key role in shaping the California Sound and folk rock movements of the 1960s. He is also credited with forming the popular rock music duo Bruce & Terry along with Bruce Johnston. Melcher is also known for his association with The Byrds and Charles Manson.

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Henri Fayol
(Industrialist, Management Thinker)
Henri Fayol
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 29, 1841
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Died: 1925

Henri Fayol was a French mining engineer, author, mining executive, and director of mines. He is credited with developing a theory of business administration called Fayolism. Along with Frederick Winslow Taylor, Henri Fayol is credited with founding modern management methods.

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Mel Tillis
(Country Singer)
Mel Tillis
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, USA
Died: 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 8 
Christina Onassis
(Businessperson, Socialite)
Christina Onassis
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1988

The daughter of Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, Christina Onassis had an unhappy life. She lost both her parents shortly after her brother’s accidental death. She married and divorced 4 times and had a long struggle with eating disorders. She tragically died of a heart attack at 37.

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Stepin Fetchit
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Birthdate: May 30, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Key West, Florida, United States
Died: 1985
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Alan J. Pakula
(American film director)
Alan J. Pakula
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Birthdate: April 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, New York
Died: 1998
 11 
Tom Evans
(Former Musician and Songwriter, Most Notable for His Work With the Band Badfinger)
Tom Evans
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: 1983
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Frederick Sanger
(Biochemist)
Frederick Sanger
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rendcomb
Died: 2013

Frederick Sanger remains one of only two people to have won the Nobel Prize twice in the same category. The British biochemist is remembered for his ground-breaking work on nucleic acids and the insulin molecule. The son of a Quaker medical missionary, Sanger, too, grew up believing in Quakerism.

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Nicolas Poussin
(French Painter)
Nicolas Poussin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1594
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Near Les Andelys, Normandy, Kingdom of France (now France)
Died: 1665

The founder of the French Classical tradition, painter Nicolas Poussin was initially influenced by Venetian art but later deviated to antiquity. Most of his paintings showcased historical, mythological, biblical elements but some were also inspired by landscapes and poetry. The Death of the Virgin remains one of his best-known works.

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Malik-Shah I
(Sultan)
Malik-Shah I
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Birthdate: August 8, 1055
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Isfahan, Iran
Died: 1092

Malik-Shah I was sultan of the Seljuk Empire from 1072 to 1092. He was the son of Alp Arslan and spent much of his youth in campaigns under his father. He was crowned after the death of his father but had to fight off other contenders before he could claim the throne. He waged a major war against the Karakhanids.    

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Richard Mentor Johnson
(Vice President of the United States (1837-41))
Richard Mentor Johnson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 17, 1780
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1850
 16 
Joe Hill
(Songwriter, Trade unionist)
Joe Hill
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 7, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gävle
Died: 1915
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Wolfe Tone
(Irish Revolutionary Figure and One of the Founding Members in Belfast and Dublin of the 'United Irishmen')
Wolfe Tone
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 20, 1763
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1798

Initially a lawyer, Wolfe Tone later ditched his practice to co-establish the Society of United Irishmen, aimed at ending the British reign in Ireland. A prominent face of the Irish Rebellion, he led French forces into Ireland during the 1798 rebellion. Sentenced to be hanged, he later slit his own throat and died.

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Thomas H. Ince
(Film Producer)
Thomas H. Ince
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Birthdate: November 16, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 1924
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Emma Lazarus
(Poet, Writer, Journalist)
Emma Lazarus
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Birthdate: July 22, 1849
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1887
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James Ensor
(Belgian Expressionist Painter)
James Ensor
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Birthdate: April 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ostend, Belgium
Died: 1949

Painter and printmaker James Ensor spent most of his life in the North Sea fishing port of Ostend, away from hustle-bustle of big cities. Yet, he left a significant influence on every aspect of the modernist movement; from symbolism and expressionism to dada and surrealism; also a signature style that involved radical distortion of form, muddled surface and riotous color.  

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Bruno Schulz
(Writer and One of the Great Polish-Language Prose Stylists of the 20th Century)
Bruno Schulz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Drohobych, Ukraine
Died: 1942

One of the best Polish authors of the 20th century, Bruno Schulz is remembered for his iconic works such as The Cinnamon Shops, a collection of short stories that had a Kafkaesque style. He was shot dead by a Nazi officer while returning home with a loaf of bread.

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Boris Strugatsky
(Authors)
Boris Strugatsky
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 2012
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Steve Belichick
(American Football Player)
Steve Belichick
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Monessen, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2005
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John Reginald Neville
(Actor)
John Reginald Neville
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Birthdate: May 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2011
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Bona Sforza
(Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania from 1518 to 1548)
Bona Sforza
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 2, 1494
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vigevano, Italy
Died: 1557

An ideal elite Renaissance woman, Bona Sforza was the queen of Poland and the wife of Sigismund I the Old. She is remembered for her fiery resistance to the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian I, when he suggested Bona be planted as a Habsburg spy to counter the Jagiellonian dynasty.

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Ted Fujita
(Japanese-American Meteorologist Who Designed the 'Fujita Scale')
Ted Fujita
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 23, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kokuraminami Ward, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Died: 1998

Japanese-American meteorologist Tetsuya Theodore Fujita, also known as Ted Fujita, is remembered for his research on severe weather. He devised the Fujita Scale, or F-Scale, for measuring the intensity of tornadoes. In his later life, he was associated with the faculty of the University of Chicago.

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Shah Alam II
(Emperor)
Shah Alam II
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Birthdate: June 25, 1728
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: 1806
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Tsarevich Ivan Ivanovich of Russia
(Tsarevich (heir apparent) of Russia and the son of Ivan the Terrible)
Tsarevich Ivan Ivanovich of Russia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 28, 1554
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1581
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Jake Scott
(American football player)
Jake Scott
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greenwood, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Don Carlos Buell
(Military personnel)
Don Carlos Buell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 23, 1818
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lowell
Died: 1898
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Lev Shestov
(Former existentialist and religious philosopher best known for his critiques of both philosophic rationalism and scientism)
Lev Shestov
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Birthdate: February 12, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: 1938
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Edward C. Tolman
(Psychologist)
Edward C. Tolman
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Birthdate: April 14, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newton
Died: 1959
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Mal Whitfield
(American Athlete, Goodwill Ambassador, and Airman)
Mal Whitfield
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bay City, Texas, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Basil D'Oliveira
(England International Cricketer)
Basil D'Oliveira
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: 2011

Apart from captaining the non-white South African cricket team, Basil D'Oliveira also played football. His inclusion in the England team later led to the boycott of apartheid-ridden South Africa from Test cricket for 22 years, in what is now known as the D'Oliveira Affair. He received honors such as the CBE.

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Calvert Vaux
(Architect)
Calvert Vaux
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 20, 1824
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1895

Though born to a London physician, Calvert Vaux didn’t follow in his father’s footsteps and apprenticed under architect Lewis Nockalls Cottingham instead. He grew up to be a master landscape designer and co-designed New York’s Central Park. His other great work was the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Pope Anastasius II
(Bishop of Rome from 24 November 496 to his death)
Pope Anastasius II
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0498
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Ron Hynes
(Canadian Singer-Songwriter)
Ron Hynes
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. John's, Canada
Died: 2015

Best known for the 1976 track Sonny's Dream, Canadian folk singer and songwriter Ron Hynes is referred to as “the man of a thousand songs.” Beginning his music career with the coffeehouses and pubs of Toronto, he eventually graduated to being named to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Reggie Nalder
(Actor)
Reggie Nalder
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Birthdate: September 4, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1991

Austrian actor Reggie Nalder was the son of an opera performer. With a face that was permanently disfigured by burns, he was typecast in villainous roles. He is best remembered for his iconic performance as Rien in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much. He also knew 4 languages.

 39 
Carl Wilhelm Siemens
(German-British Electrical Engineer and Businessman)
Carl Wilhelm Siemens
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Birthdate: April 4, 1823
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gehrden, Germany
Died: 1883

German-British inventor and electrical engineer, who revolutionized the steel-making and glass-making industries, is best remembered for using the Siemens-Martin process to create the regenerative furnace. His achievements earned him accolades such as the Albert Medal. He was a Fellow of The Royal Society and was knighted shortly before his death.

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Leonid Gaidai
(Film director)
Leonid Gaidai
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Birthdate: January 30, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Svobodny, Russia
Died: 1993
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João Guimarães Rosa
(One of the Greatest Brazilian Writers Known for His Novel 'Grande Sertão: Veredas')
João Guimarães Rosa
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cordisburgo, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Died: 1967

João Guimarães Rosa was a Brazilian novelist and short story writer. His only novel, Grande Sertão: Veredas, is considered a revolutionary piece of literature. It is said to be the Brazilian equivalent of James Joyce's Ulysses. He later began a diplomatic career as well. Sadly, he passed away at the peak of his highly successful literary and diplomatic career. 

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Magda Szabó
(Novelist)
Magda Szabó
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 5, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Debrecen, Hungary
Died: 2007
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Alexander Liberman
(American Magazine Editor, Publisher, Painter, Photographer, and Sculptor Known for His Signature Red Steel Sculptures and Geometric Paintings)
Alexander Liberman
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Birthdate: September 4, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: 1999

Alexander Liberman was a Ukrainian-American painter, sculptor, magazine editor, publisher, and photographer. He is best remembered for his association with Condé Nast Publications where he held senior artistic positions over the course of his 32 years at Condé Nast.

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John R. Vane
(British Pharmacologist Known for His Research on Understanding How Aspirin Produces Anti-Inflammatory and Pain-Relief Effects)
John R. Vane
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tardebigge, Worcestershire
Died: 2004

John R. Vane was a British pharmacologist best remembered for his work that helped understand how aspirin produces anti-inflammatory and pain-relief effects. His work also led to the development of new treatments for blood vessel and heart disease. In 1982, John R. Vane was honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine alongside Bengt Samuelsson and Sune Bergström.

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Rex Reason
(Actor)
Rex Reason
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Birthdate: November 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 2015
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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John Michael Hayes
(Screenwriter)
John Michael Hayes
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Birthdate: May 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2008
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Carmen Amaya
(Dancer)
Carmen Amaya
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: November 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: 1963
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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Erving Goffman
(The Most Influential American Sociologist of the Twentieth Century)
Erving Goffman
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Birthdate: June 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mannville, Alberta, Canada
Died: 1982

Canadian-American sociologist, social-psychologist and writer Erving Goffman, regarded as the most influential American sociologist of the 20th century by some, is best-known for his study of symbolic interaction and development of his dramaturgical analysis. His book The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life was the first that treated face-to-face interaction as a subject of sociological study.

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Roy Bhaskar
(English Philosopher)
Roy Bhaskar
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Teddington, England
Died: 2014
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Michael Rockefeller
(Explorer)
Michael Rockefeller
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 18, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1961

The youngest child of New York governor Nelson Rockefeller, Michael Rockefeller shunned his family’s legacy and decided to become an explorer. He went missing while on an expedition to the Asmat region of southwestern Dutch New Guinea and was declared dead 3 years later, raising speculations of cannibalism.