Died On November 23rd

Discover the most famous people who died on November 23. The list includes people like Roald Dahl, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Merle Oberon, Thomas Tallis, Hawley Harvey Crippen. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, novelists, political leaders and emperors & kings and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Pakistan and many more countries.
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Roald Dahl
(One of the World's Greatest Authors)
Roald Dahl
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 13, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales
Died: 1990

British writer, Roald Dahl, is considered as one of the greatest children’s authors. He is one of the best-selling authors of all-time and had a career spanning decades. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches, The Twits and Matilda are some of his classic works. He also wrote short stories and novels meant for adults.

 2 
Larry Hagman
(Actor, Director and Producer Known for His Role as ‘J. R. Ewing’ in the TV Soap Opera ‘Dallas’)
Larry Hagman
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Birthdate: September 21, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: 2012
Larry Hagman, son of actor Mary Martin, is best remembered as astronaut Tony Nelson from the iconic series I Dream of Jeannie and as oil baron J.R. Ewing from the long-running soap Dallas. He had also delivered several guest performances and dabbled in direction and production, before dying of leukemia.
 3 
Merle Oberon
(Actress)
Merle Oberon
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Birthdate: February 19, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bombay, British India
Died: 1979

Merle Oberon was a British actress best known for playing Kitty Vane in the movie, The Dark Angel, for which she received her only Academy Award nomination. After her death, Michael Korda wrote a roman à clef titled Queenie, a novel about Oberon's real-life events. For her achievements, Merle Oberon was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 4 
Jagadish Chandra Bose
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 30, 1858
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bikrampur, Bengal Presidency, British India (Now Munshiganj District of Bangladesh)
Died: 1937

Indian physicist, biologist, and plant physiologist Jagadish Chandra Bose revolutionized science with his research on how plants and animals react to external stimuli. He founded the Bose Institute, made pioneering contribution to the field of radio and microwave optics, and also penned one of the first works of Bengali science fiction.

 5 
Louis Malle
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Camera operator, Cinematographer, Actor)
Louis Malle
5
Birthdate: October 30, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Thumeries
Died: 1995

Louis Malle was a French film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his film Le Monde du silence, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1957. He was also the recipient of two Golden Lion awards, one of the only four directors to have achieved this feat. He was active in both French cinema and Hollywood.

 6 
Roy Acuff
(Known as the 'King of Country Music' and a Member of the 'Grand Ole Opry')
Roy Acuff
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 15, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Maynardville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1992

Popularly known as The King of Country Music, Roy Acuff was also a talented fiddler. Initially a budding baseball player, he ditched his sports career due to repeated injuries and focused on music instead. He was part of the radio broadcast Grand Ole Opry and later won a Grammy Lifetime Award.

 7 
Manuela Sáenz
(South American Revolutionary and Spy)
Manuela Sáenz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 27, 1795
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador
Died: 1856

Manuela Sáenz was an Ecuadorian revolutionary who supported women's rights. She received the Order of the Sun, honoring her services in the revolution. Today, she is widely regarded as a feminist symbol of the 19th century. In 2007, the Ecuadorian government honored her with the rank of General.

 8 
Thomas Tallis
(Composer, Organist)
Thomas Tallis
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 30, 1505
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: 1585
 9 
Klaus Kinski
(German Actor Known for His Intense On-Screen Presence and Controversial Personality)
Klaus Kinski
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Birthdate: October 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sopot, Poland
Died: 1991

Though German actor Klaus Kinski had gained fame with his stellar performances in the films of Werner Herzog, he had also been in the news for his eccentricity and volatile nature. He was once admitted to psychiatric facility for attempting to kill his sponsor, and his own daughter accused him of abuse.

 10 
Elbridge Gerry
(Vice President of the United States (1813-14))
Elbridge Gerry
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 17, 1744
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1814
 11 
Andre Malraux
(French Author and Statesman Best Known for His Novel ‘La Condition Humaine’)
Andre Malraux
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1976

A prominent supporter of President Charles de Gaulle, author Andre Malraux had served as the French minister of cultural affairs for a decade. He initiated anti-colonial and socialist movements in South-east Asia and also went on expeditions to discover mythical wonders such as the capital of the Queen of Sheba.

 12 
William III of the Netherlands
(Former King of the Netherlands (1849 - 1890))
William III of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: February 19, 1817
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1890

William III of the Netherlands was the king of the Netherlands for four decades from 1849 to 1890. The son of King William II and Anna Pavlovna of Russia, he ascended to the throne after the death of his father. The king’s behavior was often erratic, and it is speculated he suffered from a mental disorder.

 13 
Junior Walker
(Multi-instrumentalist)
Junior Walker
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blytheville, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1995
 14 
Bob McNair
(Former Owner of the National Football League team 'The Houston Texans')
Bob McNair
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: 2018

Apart from owning NFL's Houston Texans, Bob McNair also gained fame as a self-made billionaire, who made it to the Forbes 400 in 2018. After a streak of failures in business, he finally managed to succeed with Cogen Technologies. He also headed the real-estate firm The McNair Group.

 15 
Cynthia Robinson
(Musician, Singer)
Cynthia Robinson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Died: 2015
 16 
Philippe Noiret
(Actor)
Philippe Noiret
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Birthdate: October 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: 2006
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Ingrid Pitt
(Best Known for Her Work in Horror Films of the 1970s)
Ingrid Pitt
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Birthdate: November 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Czestochowa, Poland
Died: 2010

Ingrid Pitt was a Polish-British actress best remembered for her performance in popular horror films of the 1970s: The Vampire Lovers and Countess Dracula among others. She also had a prolific writing career; apart from publishing novels, Ingrid Pitt also wrote columns for magazines like Shivers.

 18 
Hack Wilson
(Baseball player)
Hack Wilson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1948
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
Constance Cummings
(Actress)
Constance Cummings
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Birthdate: May 15, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Roberto Matta
(Surrealist Painter)
Roberto Matta
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Santiago
Died: 2002

Legendary Chilean painter Roberto Matta is remembered as a significant figure of the abstract expressionist and surrealist art of the 20th century. The Praemium Imperiale-winning artist had initially studied architecture in Santiago and had then worked for Le Corbusier in Paris. His inscape works were influenced by Freud’s psychoanalysis.

 21 
Bronzino
(Painter)
Bronzino
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Birthdate: November 17, 1503
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1572
 22 
Henry Gantt
(Engineer)
Henry Gantt
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 20, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Calvert County
Died: 1919

Best known for creating the Gantt Chart, a management tool used for scheduling tasks, mechanical engineer Henry Gantt had been a disciple and colleague of Frederick W. Taylor. He also prepared ground for the Human Relations School of management and spoke about the social responsibility of business.

 23 
Betty Comden
(Screenwriter, Librettist, Performer, Stage actor, Lyricist, Songwriter)
Betty Comden
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 3, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2006
 24 
Pat Quinn
(Canadian Ice Hockey Player)
Pat Quinn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
Died: 2014

Popularly known as The Big Irishman, coach Pat Quinn initially played as a defenseman for teams such as the Toronto Maple Leafs. Later, as a coach, he led Team Canada to multiple gold medals. He also led both the Philadelphia Flyers and the Vancouver Canucks to Stanley Cup finals.

 25 
Willie Pep
(Boxer)
Willie Pep
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Middletown, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 26 
Ladislaus the Posthumous
Ladislaus the Posthumous
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Birthdate: February 22, 1440
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Komárno
Died: 1457
 27 
Judee Sill
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist)
Judee Sill
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oakland
Died: 1979
 28 
José Alfredo Jiménez
(Singer-Songwriter)
José Alfredo Jiménez
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 19, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico
Died: 1973

José Alfredo Jiménez was a Mexican singer-songwriter whose work is widely regarded as the foundation of modern Mexican music. Over the course of his illustrious career, Jiménez composed over 1,000 songs. Such is the popularity of his songs that many popular artists from around the world have recorded his songs for their own albums.  

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Lanoe Hawker
(British Aviator and Military Personnel)
Lanoe Hawker
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 30, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Longparish, Hampshire, England
Died: 1916
 30 
Cornelius Ryan
(Journalist)
Cornelius Ryan
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Birthdate: June 5, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1974
 31 
E. A. Wallis Budge
(Egyptologist)
E. A. Wallis Budge
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Birthdate: July 27, 1857
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bodmin, England
Died: 1934
 32 
Bo Belinsky
(Baseball Player)
Bo Belinsky
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 2001
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 33 
Claude Lorrain
(French painter, draughtsman and etcher of the Baroque era)
Claude Lorrain
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Birthdate: 1600 AD
Birthplace: Chamagne, France
Died: 1682
 34 
Stela Popescu
(The Greatest Comedienne and One of the Best Actresses of Romania)
Stela Popescu
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Birthdate: December 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Balti, Moldova
Died: 2017

Stela Popescu was a Romanian TV personality and actress. She is widely regarded as the greatest comedienne and one of the best actresses of all time in Romania. Stela Popescu is also remembered for her skills as a voice actress. In 2006, 2011, and 2017, Popescu voiced Flo in the Romanian version of the Cars trilogy.

 35 
Louis I, Duke of Orléans
(King)
Louis I, Duke of Orléans
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Birthdate: March 13, 1372
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hôtel Saint-Pol
Died: 1407
 36 
Tarun Gogoi
(Politician)
Tarun Gogoi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jorhat, Assam India
Died: 2020
 37 
Margaret of York
(Politician)
Margaret of York
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Birthdate: May 3, 1446
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1503
 38 
Sessue Hayakawa
(Actor, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film director)
Sessue Hayakawa
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Birthdate: June 10, 1889
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chiba
Died: 1973

Sessue Hayakawa was a Japanese actor who became a popular Hollywood star during the silent film era. He was the first Asian actor to achieve stardom in Europe and the United States of America. Renowned for portraying sexually dominant villains, Sessue Hayakawa became a heartthrob among American women; he was also one of Hollywood's first male sex symbols.

 39 
Jean-Baptiste Jourdan
(Commander)
Jean-Baptiste Jourdan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 29, 1762
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Limoges, France
Died: 1833
 40 
Jorge Mas Canosa
(Businessman)
Jorge Mas Canosa
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 21, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: 1997
 41 
Charles Booth
(British Philanthropist and Social Reformer Known for His Innovative Philanthropic Studies on Working-Class Life in London)
Charles Booth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 30, 1840
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: 1916

Charles Booth was not just a shipowner but also a prominent social reformer, best known for his 17-volume Life and Labour of the People in London, which threw a light on the social conditions of the poor in London. He also developed statistical methods to ascertain the social issues of the working class.

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Seán T. O'Kelly
(President of Ireland)
Seán T. O'Kelly
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 25, 1882
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1966
 43 
Hal Ketchum
(Singer, Musician)
Hal Ketchum
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Greenwich, New York, United States
Died: 2020
 44 
Arthur Dove
(The First Abstract Painter from America)
Arthur Dove
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Birthdate: August 2, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canandaigua, New York, United States
Died: 1946
Arthur Dove was an American artist who is widely regarded as the first abstract painter from America. He is best remembered for using unconventional combinations to create his abstractions. Among his best known works is Me and the Moon, which is a fine example of his abstract landscape.
 45 
Andrew Sachs
(Actor)
Andrew Sachs
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Birthdate: April 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 2016
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 46 
Alvin Langdon Coburn
(Photographer)
Alvin Langdon Coburn
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: June 11, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston
Died: 1966

Alvin Langdon Coburn was an American photographer who played a major role in the progression of American pictorialism. Coburn is often credited with producing some of the earliest completely abstract photographs. 

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Alexander Danilovich Menshikov
(Statesman)
Alexander Danilovich Menshikov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 16, 1673
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1729
 48 
Hawley Harvey Crippen
(Homeopath & Killer of His Wife)
Hawley Harvey Crippen
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: September 11, 1862
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coldwater, Michigan, United States
Died: 1910
 49 
Richard Hickox
(Conductor)
Richard Hickox
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: 2008
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John Bowring
(Economist)
John Bowring
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Birthdate: October 17, 1792
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Exeter, England
Died: 1872