Died On November 29th

Discover the most famous people who died on November 29. The list includes people like George Harrison, Cary Grant, Natalie Wood, Dorothy Day, Maria Theresa. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, soldiers, composers and journalists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Italy & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
George Harrison
(Achieved Fame As the Lead Guitarist of the Beatles)
George Harrison
97
Birthdate: February 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: 2001

Gaining fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band, the Beatles, English musician, George Harrison, helped broaden the scope of popular music in the Western world. He was also successful as a solo performer and released many best-selling albums. He was named in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

 2 
Cary Grant
(One of the Leading Men of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Cary Grant
32
Birthdate: January 18, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Horfield, Bristol, England
Died: 1986

Considered one of the greatest actors ever, Cary Grant’s good looks, popular appeal and a knack for romantic comedy made him an enduring Hollywood star from the 1930s to the 1960s. Penny Serenade, An Affair to Remember, To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest and Charade are some of his classic films. He was bestowed an honorary Oscar in 1970.

 3 
Maria Theresa
(Holy Roman Empress (1745 - 1765))
Maria Theresa
15
Birthdate: May 13, 1717
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1780

The mother of 16 children, Maria Theresa was the only female monarch of the Habsburg empire which she ruled with absolute power. She was known for industrial and educational reforms which led to the development of Austria during her 40-year reign. The devout Roman Catholic, who overtly disliked Jews and the Protestants, was sometimes criticized for her religious intolerance.

 

 4 
Gene Rayburn
(American Popular Television and Radio Personality Known for Hosting Numerous Editions of 'Match Game' Shows)
Gene Rayburn
3
Birthdate: December 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Christopher, Illinois, United States
Died: 1999

TV and radio host Gene Rayburn gained fame as the host of Match Game for more than 20 years. He also played the lead in the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie and received the ATAS Lifetime Achievement Award. A prominent liberal, he supported Planned Parenthood and was concerned about overpopulation.

 5 
Patrice O'Neal
(Stand-up Comedian)
Patrice O'Neal
8
Birthdate: December 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2011
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
John Drew Barrymore
13
Birthdate: June 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: 2004

John Drew Barrymore was an American actor who hailed from the famous Barrymore family of actors, which includes his daughter Drew Barrymore and his half-sister Diana Barrymore. For his contributions to the American television industry, John Drew Barrymore was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 7 
Giacomo Puccini
(Italian Composer Known for His Works ‘La Bohème’, ‘Tosca’ and ‘Madama Butterfly’)
Giacomo Puccini
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 22, 1858
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: 1924

Born into a musical dynasty, composer Giacomo Puccini lost his father at age 5. Some of his best opera pieces include Madama Butterfly and La Bohème. The suicide of his maid, who was wrongly accused by his wife of being in an affair with him, affected his later career adversely.

 8 
Henry Kissinger
(56th United States Secretary of State (1973-77))
Henry Kissinger
48
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fürth, Germany
Died: 2023

Henry Kissinger's heart-warming story of a Jewish who fled Nazi Germany in 1938 to become an influential politician in the USA is truly inspirational. As a National Security Advisor and US Secretary of State, Kissinger played a key role in the US foreign policy from 1969 to 1977. 

 9 
Roy Benavidez
(Soldier)
Roy Benavidez
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 5, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cuero
Died: 1998
 10 
Ralph Bellamy
(Actor and Screenwriter Best Known for His Films: ‘Sunrise at Campobello’ and ‘The Awful Truth’)
Ralph Bellamy
4
Birthdate: June 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1991

Ralph Bellamy is best remembered for his Academy Award-nominated role in The Awful Truth and his Tony Award-winning role in Sunrise at Campobello. He also portrayed the titular character in the Ellery Queen detective films of the 1940s. He was part of the Hollywood A-listers’ group called the Irish Mafia.

 11 
Claudio Monteverdi
(Composer, String player and Choirmaster Who Was a Pioneer in the Development of Opera)
Claudio Monteverdi
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 9, 1567
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cremona, Italy
Died: 1643

Claudio Monteverdi was an Italian string player, composer, choirmaster, and priest. His pioneering work in the development of opera and his letters, which gives an insight into the life of Italian musicians from the era, makes him a significant historical figure. He is also considered an important transitional figure between the two important periods of music history, Renaissance and Baroque. 

 12 
Dorothy Day
(American Social Activist, Journalist, and Anarchist)
Dorothy Day
5
Birthdate: November 8, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1980

Dorothy Day was an American social activist, journalist, and anarchist. She is best remembered for co-founding the Catholic Worker Movement along with French activist Peter Maurin. She also co-founded a newspaper called Catholic Worker and served as its editor between 1933 and 1980. In 2001, Dorothy Day was made an inductee of the National Women's Hall of Fame.

 13 
Thomas Wolsey
(English Statesman, Catholic Bishop and Almoner of Henry VIII)
Thomas Wolsey
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1473
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ipswich, United Kingdom
Died: 1530
Thomas Wolsey was an archbishop and a cardinal of the Catholic Church, who was made King Henry VIII’s chief advisor, or the Lord Chancellor. He failed to negotiate an annulment of the king’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon, and thus lost his titles. He was eventually charged with treason.
 14 
J. R. D. Tata
(Indian Industrialist and Chairman of the ‘Tata Group’)
J. R. D. Tata
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1993
An aviation pioneer, J. R. D. Tata channeled the Tata Group for over five decades, leading to the expansion of India's largest industrial empire. He was honoured with the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Vibhushan, two of India's highest civillian awards. He was also honored with French Legion of Honour twice. 
 15 
Wendie Jo Sperber
4
Birthdate: September 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 16 
James J. Braddock
(American Boxer Who Held the World Heavyweight Title From 1935 to 1937)
James J. Braddock
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York, United States
Died: 1974
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 17 
Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor
(King of Bohemia from 1346 to 1378)
Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor
3
Birthdate: May 14, 1316
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1378

Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor reigned as the king of Bohemia from 1346 until his death in 1378. In 1355, he became the first king of Bohemia to be crowned Holy Roman Emperor. Later, he was crowned king of Burgundy in 1365, making him the sole king of the Holy Roman Empire and all its kingdoms.

 18 
Prince Rupert of the Rhine
(German-English Army Officer, Admiral, Scientist and Colonial Governor)
Prince Rupert of the Rhine
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 17, 1619
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1682

Prince Rupert of the Rhine was a German-English admiral, army officer, colonial governor, and scientist. Renowned for his energy and quick-thinking, Rupert made long-lasting and impressive contributions to the doctrine and development of the Royal Navy. He is also credited with shaping modern Canada's political geography. 

 19 
Horace Greeley
(Journalist)
Horace Greeley
5
Birthdate: February 3, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1872

Horace Greeley was an American publisher and newspaper editor. He is credited with founding the New-York Tribune, for which he also served as an editor. He is also credited with popularizing the New-York Tribune, which became the highest-circulating newspaper in America. Long active in politics, Greeley helped found the Republican Party in 1854. 

 20 
Jørn Utzon
(architect)
Jørn Utzon
3
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: April 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen
Died: 2008
 21 
John Mitchum
(Actor)
John Mitchum
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2001
 22 
Mary Somerville
(Scottish Scientist, Writer and Polymath)
Mary Somerville
1
Birthdate: December 26, 1780
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jedburgh, Scotland
Died: 1872

One of the two pioneering female honorary members of the Royal Astronomical Society, Mary Somerville was a 19th-century polymath and science writer. Though she specialized in math and astronomy, she was also well-versed in botany and geology. The Connection of the Physical Sciences remains her most notable work.

 23 
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
(Composer, Conductor)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
1
Birthdate: May 29, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brünn, Moravia, Austria
Died: 1957
 24 
Lou Groza
(Football player)
Lou Groza
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Martins Ferry, Ohio, United States
Died: 2000
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 25 
David Gulpilil
(Indigenous Australian Dancer and Actor)
David Gulpilil
8
Birthdate: July 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maningrida, Australia
Died: 2021
 26 
Yasuhiro Nakasone
(Prime Minister of Japan from 1982 to 1987)
Yasuhiro Nakasone
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 27, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Takasaki, Gunma, Japan
Died: 2019

Yasuhiro Nakasone was a Japanese politician. He served as the president of the Liberal Democratic Party and prime minister of Japan from 1982 to 1987. For over five decades Nakasone served as a member of the House of Representatives. He is remembered for his work which helped reinvigorate Japanese nationalism, which plays a major role in the success of Japan.

 27 
Allen Carr
(Writer)
Allen Carr
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 2, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2006
 28 
Emilio Pucci
(Italian Fashion Designer Known for His Kaleidoscopic Colors and Geometric Prints)
Emilio Pucci
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 20, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 1992

Emilio Pucci was an Italian fashion designer turned politician. He is best remembered for his style of creating geometric prints in a kaleidoscope of colors. He served as a pilot during World War II and became a fashion designer after the war. He also ventured into politics but didn’t enjoy much success in his political career. 

 29 
Brad William Henke
(American Actor and Former Football Defensive End)
Brad William Henke
3
Birthdate: April 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Columbus, Nebraska, United States
Died: 2022
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 30 
H. L. Hunt
(Businessman)
H. L. Hunt
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 17, 1889
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Illinois
Died: 1974
 31 
Kazuo Sakamaki
(First Japanese Prisoner of War of World War II Captured by U.S. Forces)
Kazuo Sakamaki
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Awa, Tokushima, Japan
Died: 1999
 32 
Bill Scott
(American voice actor)
Bill Scott
0
Birthdate: August 2, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: 1985
 33 
John Knowles
(Writer, Novelist, Journalist)
John Knowles
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fairmont
Died: 2001
 34 
Roger Smith
(Business executive)
Roger Smith
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: 2007
 35 
Mario Monicelli
(Film director)
Mario Monicelli
1
Birthdate: May 16, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 2010
 36 
Robert Shayne
(Actor)
Robert Shayne
0
Birthdate: October 4, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, United States
Died: 1992
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 37 
Ibn Jubayr
(Arab Geographer, Traveller and Poet)
Ibn Jubayr
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 1, 1145
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Valencia, Spain
Died: 1217

Ibn Jubayr was an Arab geographer, traveler, and poet from al-Andalus. In the years preceding the Third Crusade, he made a famous pilgrimage to Mecca from 1183 to 1185, which he wrote about in great detail in his chronicles. He was a member of an Arab family of the Kinanah tribe and also traveled to  Damascus, Mosul, Acre, and Baghdad. 

 38 
Ernesto Lecuona
(Composer, Pianist)
Ernesto Lecuona
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 7, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guanabacoa, Havana, Cuba
Died: 1963
 39 
Marie of Anjou
(Queen)
Marie of Anjou
1
Birthdate: October 14, 1404
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Angers, France
Died: 1463
 40 
Coleman Young
(66th Mayor of Detroit)
Coleman Young
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Died: 1997
 41 
Philipp Scheidemann
(Politician)
Philipp Scheidemann
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 26, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kassel
Died: 1939

Social Democratic Party of Germany member Philipp Scheidemann was the man who declared the formation of the Weimar Republic and also served as its chancellor. Born into a working-class family, he initially apprenticed as a printer. The rise of the Nazi power caused him to move to Denmark later.

 42 
Mark Strand
(American Poet, Essayist and Translator)
Mark Strand
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Summerside, Canada
Died: 2014

Mark Strand was a poet, essayist, and translator. He studied at Antioch College and received further training at the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. He then went on to launch a brilliant career as an academic and writer. He received the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and was honored with the Wallace Stevens Award in 2004.  

 43 
Hermann Balck
(German Army Officer)
Hermann Balck
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 7, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland
Died: 1982
 44 
Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya
(Resistance fighter)
Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Osino-Gay, Russia
Died: 1941
 45 
Frederick V, Elector Palatine
(King)
Frederick V, Elector Palatine
0
Birthdate: August 26, 1596
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lauterhofen, Germany
Died: 1632
 46 
Frank Yerby
(Writer)
Frank Yerby
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 5, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States
Died: 1991
 47 
Catharina of Wurttemberg
(Queen consort)
Catharina of Wurttemberg
0
Birthdate: February 21, 1783
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1835
 48 
Prince Alexandre of Belgium
(Prince)
Prince Alexandre of Belgium
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Château du Stuyvenberg, Brussels, Belgium
Died: 2009
 49 
William Hull
(United States General)
William Hull
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 24, 1753
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Derby, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1825
 50 
Paul Ryan
(Singer, Musician)
Paul Ryan
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: 1992