Died On November 27th

Discover the most famous people who died on November 27. The list includes people like Ada Lovelace, Horace, Harvey Milk, V. P. Singh, Ken Russell. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, psychologists, mathematicians and football players and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & India and many more countries.
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Ada Lovelace
(Countess of Lovelace)
Ada Lovelace
40
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 10, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: 1852

Ada Lovelace was a mathematician known for her work on the Analytical Engine, a mechanical general-purpose computer proposed by Charles Babbage. Many believe that Lovelace was the first to recognize the potential of computers. It is also believed that she published the first algorithm after realizing that the algorithm could be carried out by a machine like the Analytical Engine.

 2 
Sean Taylor
(American football player)
Sean Taylor
29
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florida City, Florida, United States
Died: 2007
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 3 
Harvey Milk
(American Politician and First Openly Gay Man to be Elected to a Public Office in California)
Harvey Milk
35
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woodmere, New York, United States
Died: 1978
LGBT rights activist Harvey Milk became California’s first openly gay elected official when he became a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1978. Milk and San Francisco mayor George Moscone were later assassinated by politician Dan White. Milk's story later inspired the 2008 biopic Milk.
 4 
John Carradine
13
Birthdate: February 5, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1988

John Carradine is considered one of the most famous character actors in Hollywood history. With an extensive career spanning almost six decades, he became known for his roles in horror films. He holds 351 film and TV credits and is among the most prolific English-speaking actors of all time. Many of his descendants are also actors.

 

 5 
Eugene O'Neill
(American Playwright and Winner of the 1936 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Eugene O'Neill
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1953

Eugene O'Neill was an American playwright whose works earned him several prestigious awards, including four Pulitzer Prizes for Drama and the 1936 Nobel Prize in Literature. His play Long Day's Journey into Night is frequently named among the 20th century's finest American plays. In the 1981 film Reds, Eugene O'Neill is played by actor Jack Nicholson.

 6 
Horace
(Leading Roman Lyric Poet During the Time of Augustus)
Horace
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 8, 0065
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Venosa, Italy
Died: 0008

Horace was a Roman lyric poet who was influential during the time of Augustus. Renowned for his Odes, Horace's ode-writing style was imitated by a number of aspiring poets in England during the 17th and 18th centuries when ode-writing was considered highly fashionable.

 7 
Phillip Hughes
(Australian Test and One Day International (ODI) Cricketer)
Phillip Hughes
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Macksville, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
P. D. James
(Writer)
P. D. James
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: 2014
 9 
Ken Russell
(Film Director)
Ken Russell
3
Birthdate: July 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southampton, United Kingdom
Died: 2011
 10 
Gary Speed
(Welsh Professional Footballer and Manager)
Gary Speed
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mancot, Flintshire, Wales
Died: 2011
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 11 
George Moscone
(Attorney)
George Moscone
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Died: 1978
 12 
Alexandre Dumas, fils
(Author)
Alexandre Dumas, fils
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 27, 1824
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1895
 13 
Billie Bird
(Actress, Comedian)
Billie Bird
2
Birthdate: February 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pocatello, Idaho, United States
Died: 2002
 14 
Irvin Kershner
(Film Director)
Irvin Kershner
2
Birthdate: April 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: 2010
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 15 
Black Kettle
(Leader)
Black Kettle
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 7, 1803
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Black Hills
Died: 1868
 16 
Lewis Collins
(Actor)
Lewis Collins
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bidston, England
Died: 2013
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Blanche of Castile
(Queen Consort of France)
Blanche of Castile
0
Birthdate: March 4, 1188
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Palencia, Spain
Died: 1252
 18 
Abraham de Moivre
(Mathematician, Statistician)
Abraham de Moivre
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 26, 1667
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vitry-le-François
Died: 1754
 19 
Lotte Lenya
(Austrian-American Actress, Singer, and Diseuse)
Lotte Lenya
5
Birthdate: October 18, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1981
 20 
Steve Tracy
(Actor)
Steve Tracy
4
Birthdate: October 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
Died: 1986
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V. P. Singh
(7th Prime Minister of India)
V. P. Singh
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Prayagraj, India
Died: 2008

V. P. Singh served as the Indian prime minister briefly between 1989 and 1990. The Raja Bahadur of Manda, he was the only Indian prime minister who was also a former king. Initially a Congress member, he later established the Janata Dal. He was married to the Raja of Deogarh’s daughter.

 22 
Fernand Braudel
(French Historian and Leader of the Annales School)
Fernand Braudel
1
Birthdate: August 24, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Luméville-en-Ornois, France
Died: 1985

Fernand Braudel was a French historian who led a group of historians who were associated with the Annales School. Braudel is credited with popularizing the school in France. As the leader of the school during the 1950s and 1960s, Braudel had a major influence on historical writings around the world. He is also counted among the forefathers of world-systems theory.

 23 
Ross McWhirter
(English Writer, Political Activist and Television Presenter)
Ross McWhirter
1
Birthdate: August 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winchmore Hill, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1975
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Princess Isabella of Parma
(Princess)
Princess Isabella of Parma
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 31, 1741
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buen Retiro Palace, Madrid, Spain
Died: 1763
 25 
Nicolae Iorga
(34th Prime Minister of Romania (1931 - 1932))
Nicolae Iorga
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 17, 1871
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Botoșani, Romania
Died: 1940

Nicolae Iorga was a Romanian politician, historian, memoirist, poet, playwright, literary critic, and Albanologist. He is credited with co-founding the Democratic Nationalist Party. Nicolae Iorga is best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Romania from 19 April 1931 to 6 June 1932. 

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Nílton Santos
(Brazilian Footballer Who Primarily Played as a Wingback)
Nílton Santos
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: 2013
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Emma Jung
(Swiss Jungian Analyst and Author)
Emma Jung
3
Birthdate: March 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Died: 1955

Better known as Carl Jung’s wife, Emma Jung was the daughter of one of the most affluent businessmen in Switzerland. Though she initially wished to study natural sciences, being a woman in her time, she couldn’t. Later a co-owner of a luxury watch company, she helped her husband financially in his career.

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Guillaume Du Fay
(French Music Theorist of the Early Renaissance Who Was Considered the Leading European Composer of His Time)
Guillaume Du Fay
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 13, 1397
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beersel, Belgium
Died: 1474

Guillaume Dufay was a French composer and music theorist active during the Renaissance. He was regarded as the leading European composer of the era. Dufay was one of the first composers of the Franco-Flemish School and was also associated with the Burgundian School. His most famous work, the complex motet Nuper Rosarum Flores, is considered an icon of Western culture.

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Bebe Moore Campbell
(Author)
Bebe Moore Campbell
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2006
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Arthur Honegger
(Swiss Composer)
Arthur Honegger
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 10, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Le Havre, France
Died: 1955

French-born Swiss composer Arthur Honegger was part of the legendary Les Six and heralded the modern movement in French music. Trained in Zurich and Paris, he later soared to fame with his version of Le Roi David. Antigone and Pacific 231 remain two of his most popular pieces.

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Tony Hsieh
(Former Chief Executive Officer of the Shoe-Selling Site Zappos)
Tony Hsieh
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Urbana, Illinois, United States
Died: 2020

Tony Hsieh showed his entrepreneurial spirit since his Harvard days, when he managed a pizza delivery outlet for his dorm. He later founded the Las Vegas-based online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos. He tragically died from smoke inhalation at a house fire during Thanksgiving, shortly before turning 47.

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Sam Davis
(Confederate Soldier Who was Executed by Union Forces and Remembered for His Courage and Loyalty)
Sam Davis
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 6, 1842
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1863

Confederate soldier Sam Davis, who was captured, convicted and executed by Union forces at just 21 years of age in Pulaski, Tennessee, during the American Civil War, is remembered for his courage and loyalty and lauded as the Boy Hero of the Confederacy. A martyr to the Confederate cause, Davis was eulogized by Middle Tennesseeans for his bravery and sacrifice.

 33 
Daniel Santos
(Legendary Puerto Rican Singer )
Daniel Santos
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 6, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santurce, Puerto Rico
Died: 1992
 34 
Malcolm Bradbury
(Author)
Malcolm Bradbury
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sheffield, England
Died: 2000
 35 
John L. Holland
(Psychologist, Scientist)
John L. Holland
0
Birthdate: October 21, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omaha
Died: 2008
 36 
Constance, Queen of Sicily
(Queen of Sicily)
Constance, Queen of Sicily
0
Birthdate: November 2, 1154
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: 1198

Constance, the queen of Sicily, avoided marriage till age 30 due to a prophecy. She later became the Holy Roman Empress, through her marriage to emperor Henry V, and gave birth to her only child, Frederick, at 40. Following Henry’s death, she successfully got her son crowned as the Holy Roman Emperor.

 37 
Buck Leonard
(Baseball Player)
Buck Leonard
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 8, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1997
 38 
Josep Maria Sert
(Muralist)
Josep Maria Sert
0
Birthdate: December 21, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: 1945

Catalan Baroque painter Josep Maria Sert is best remembered for his murals which adorn iconic buildings such as the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York and the League of Nations assembly hall in Geneva. He took 30 years to paint the Vic Cathedral, which was eventually destroyed by fire.

 39 
Johanna von Puttkamer
(Otto von Bismarck's wife)
Johanna von Puttkamer
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 11, 1824
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wiatrołom, Poland
Died: 1894
 40 
Alan Freeman
(Disc jockey)
Alan Freeman
1
Birthdate: July 6, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New South Wales, Australia
Died: 2006
 41 
Yeghishe Charents
(Poet)
Yeghishe Charents
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kars, Kars Oblast, Russian Empire
Died: 1937
 42 
Lya De Putti
(Actress)
Lya De Putti
1
Birthdate: January 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vojčice, Slovakia
Died: 1931
 43 
Richard Christopher Carrington
(Astronomer)
Richard Christopher Carrington
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 26, 1826
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1875
 44 
Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos
(Spanish Neoclassical Statesman, Author, Philosopher and a Major Figure of the Age of Enlightenment in Spain)
Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1744
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gijón, Spain
Died: 1811

An important figure of  the Spanish Enlightenment, statesman author Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos began his career as a criminal judge before returning to his native province, where he completed his best known work, arguing for agricultural reforms. As Minister of Justice he argued against Inquisition and as an important member of the Supreme Central Junta, actively opposed the French invasion.

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Bill Willis
(American football player)
Bill Willis
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: 2007
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 46 
Senesino
(Italian Contralto Castrato Who was Known for His Collaboration with George Frideric Handel)
Senesino
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 31, 1686
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Siena, Italy
Died: 1759

Senesino was an Italian contralto castrato best remembered for his collaboration with George Frideric Handel. After making his debut at Venice in 1707, Senesino went on to establish himself as an important singer and performer.

 47 
Pekka Pohjola
(Finnish Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Producer)
Pekka Pohjola
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: 2008

Pekka Pohjola was a Finnish composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Although a classically trained violinist and pianist, Pohjola is best known as a bass player. He achieved popularity as the bass player of the band Wigwam, before embarking on a solo career. 

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Léon M'ba
(Politician)
Léon M'ba
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 9, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Libreville, French Congo
Died: 1967
 49 
Clement Studebaker
(Manufacturer)
Clement Studebaker
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 12, 1831
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: United States
Died: 1901
 50 
Satyendra Dubey
Satyendra Dubey
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: India
Died: 2003

Satyendra Dubey was an Indian Engineering Service officer who headed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) where he was the project director. Dubey was murdered at the age of 30 for exposing corruption in NHAI project. His murder instigated several protests and Dubey was honored with several awards, including the Whistleblower of the Year award from Index on Censorship.