Died On September 16th

Discover the most famous people who died on September 16. The list includes people like Jean Piaget, Maria Callas, Louis XVIII of France, Anne Bradstreet, Ronald Ross. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, physicists, poets and emperors & kings and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Italy and many more countries.
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Maria Callas
(One of the Most Renowned and Influential Opera Singers of the 20th Century)
Maria Callas
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1977
Greek soprano Maria Callas, also known as “La Divina,” is considered one of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner was also in the news for her affair with shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, her rivalry with Renata Tebaldi, and her gradually declining vocal ability.
 2 
Marc Bolan
(English singer-songwriter known for his acoustic guitar-based songs.)
Marc Bolan
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1977

Marc Bolan was a British singer, songwriter, poet, musician, and record producer. Best remembered for his association with the rock band T. Rex, Bolan is often counted among the pioneers of the glam rock movement. Bolan is also credited with founding the band Tyrannosaurus Rex. In 2020, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 3 
Jean Piaget
(Swiss Psychologist Known for His Work on Child Development)
Jean Piaget
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Birthdate: August 9, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Died: 1980
Swiss psychologist and academic Jean Piaget is remembered for his work on child development and genetic epistemology, consisting of his theory of cognitive development. He also established the International Center for Genetic Epistemology and was the director of the International Bureau of Education. He was an honorary Harvard doctorate.
 4 
James II of England
(King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1685 to 1688)
James II of England
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Birthdate: October 14, 1633
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1701

James II of England reigned as the king of Ireland, Scotland, and England from 1685 to 1688. His deposition as king, caused by the Glorious Revolution of 1688, ended a century of civil and political strife by establishing the principle that Parliament would be preferred over the Crown as opposed to the principles of divine right of kings and absolutism.

 5 
Mary Travers
(Singer-Songwriter and Member of the Folk Music Group ‘Peter, Paul and Mary’)
Mary Travers
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2009

Mary Travers was an American singer and songwriter. She was part of Peter, Paul and Mary, one of the most successful and popular folk music groups of the 1960s. Apart from working with the music group, Travers released five solo albums. In 1999, she was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as part of the group.

 6 
Louis XVIII of France
(King of France from 1814 to 1824)
Louis XVIII of France
2
Birthdate: November 17, 1755
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: 1824

Louis XVIII of France was the king of France from 1814 to 1824, except for the duration of the “Hundred Days” in 1815.  He was the son of Louis, Dauphin of France, and his wife Maria Josepha of Saxony. He ruled for slightly less than a decade. He was not popular as a king.

 7 
Peg Entwistle
(Actress)
Peg Entwistle
9
Birthdate: February 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Port Talbot, Glamorgan, England
Died: 1932
 8 
Penny Chenery
(Horse Breeder and Owner of the Legendary 1973 Triple Crown Champion Race Horse 'Secretariat')
Penny Chenery
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States
Died: 2017

Penny Chenery was introduced to the world of Thoroughbred racing world by her father, Christopher Chenery. Penny owned the famed Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown owner. She was also one of the rare few women at the Columbia Business School back in her time. She also inspired a Disney film.

 9 
Sheb Wooley
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 10, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Erick, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2003
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 10 
Anne Bradstreet
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 1612
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Northampton, England
Died: 1672
 11 
Charles V of France
(Former King of France (1364 - 1380))
Charles V of France
1
Birthdate: January 21, 1338
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vincennes, France
Died: 1380

Charles V of France reigned as the king of France from 1364 until his death in 1380. Charles V was highly successful during the Hundred Years' War as his armies recovered almost all the territories held by the English. His reign also witnessed the construction of many significant buildings, including the Château du Louvre, Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, and the Bastille.

 12 
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
(Polish Physicist and Inventor)
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
5
Birthdate: May 24, 1686
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland
Died: 1736

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was a scientific instrument maker, inventor, and physicist. One of the most prominent and influential personalities of the Dutch Golden Age of science and technology, Fahrenheit is credited with many important inventions, including the mercury-in-glass thermometer and Fahrenheit scale. His inventions helped shape the history of thermometry. 

 13 
Edward Albee
(Playwright)
Edward Albee
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Died: 2016
 14 
Patsy Swayze
(Choreographer)
Patsy Swayze
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: February 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harris County, Texas, United States
Died: 2013
 15 
Ronald Ross
(Medical doctor)
Ronald Ross
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 13, 1857
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Almora, India
Died: 1932

Nobel Prize-winning British doctor Ronald Ross is best remembered for his pathbreaking work on malaria, which proved that the disease was caused by the Anopheles variant of mosquitoes. After his extensive research in India, he went back to London, where he was knighted. He also wrote poetry and songs.

 16 
Robert Jordan
(Novelist)
Robert Jordan
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2007
 17 
Farinelli
(Italian Castrato Singer Who was One of the Greatest Singers in the History of Opera)
Farinelli
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 24, 1705
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Andria, Italy
Died: 1782
Farinelli was an Italian castrato singer who was active during 18th century. A celebrated performer, Farinelli is widely regarded as one of the greatest singers in operatic history. His life and career inspired a 1994 biographical drama film titled Farinelli. He has
also been the subject of other artworks such as plays and TV series.
 18 
Omar Mukhtar
(Ruler of Zawiyat Ayn Kalk)
Omar Mukhtar
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zawiyat Zanzur, Libya
Died: 1931
 19 
Louis Le Prince
(French Inventor Who Was the First Person to Shoot a Moving Picture Sequence Using a Single Lens Camera)
Louis Le Prince
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Birthdate: August 28, 1841
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Metz, France
Died: 1890

Louis Le Prince was a French inventor and artist. He is credited with inventing an early motion-picture camera and is often referred to as the Father of Cinematography. However, Louis Le Prince's work failed to influence the commercial development of motion picture because of the secrecy surrounding his invention.

 20 
Norman Whitfield
(Songwriter)
Norman Whitfield
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: 2008
 21 
Arjan Singh
(The First Indian Air Force Officer to Achieve the Marshal of the Air Force Rank)
Arjan Singh
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Faisalabad
Died: 2017

Arjan Singh was an Indian Air Force officer who served as the Air Force Chief from 1964 to 1969. Arjan Singh, who led the Air Force during the Second Kashmir War, was honored with the Padma Vibhushan for his service during the war. He was the first Indian Air Force officer to achieve the Marshal of the Air Force rank.

 22 
W. P. Kinsella
(Author)
W. P. Kinsella
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Died: 2016
 23 
Phog Allen
(American Basketball Coach)
Phog Allen
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jamesport, Missouri, United States
Died: 1974

One of the prominent forces behind making basketball being represented in the Olympics, legendary basketball coach Phog Allen initially played basketball under the inventor of the game himself, James Naismith. Equipped with a degree in osteopathic medicine, he also treated sports injuries. He also once worked as a baseball umpire.

 24 
Gabriele Amorth
(Italian Catholic Priest)
Gabriele Amorth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 1, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: 2016

Exorcist and Catholic priest Gabriele Amorth had been in charge of countless exorcisms in his career of over 6 decades. The founder-president of the International Association of Exorcists, he had also penned a few books on his experiences as an exorcist and had been part of World War II, too.

 25 
Gene Nelson
(Actor)
Gene Nelson
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Birthdate: March 24, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Astoria, Oregon, United States
Died: 1996
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 26 
Kara Kennedy
(Television producer)
Kara Kennedy
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bronxville
Died: 2011
 27 
Leo Amery
(Politician)
Leo Amery
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Birthdate: November 1, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gorakhpur, India
Died: 1955
 28 
Alexander Friedmann
(Physicist and Mathematician Best Known for His Pioneering Theory That the Universe Was Expanding)
Alexander Friedmann
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1925

Though born to a ballet dancer father and a pianist mother, Alexander Friedmann grew up to be a talented mathematician and cosmologist. He had served as an aviator during World War I and later also taught. He died of typhoid at age 37 after eating a pear during his honeymoon.

 29 
Oodgeroo Noonuccal
(Australian Political Activist, Artist and Educator)
Oodgeroo Noonuccal
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Minjerribah, Queensland, Australia
Died: 1993

Oodgeroo Noonuccal was an Aboriginal Australian poet, political activist, artist, and educator. She became the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse. She emerged as a prominent political activist in the 1960s and campaigned for aboriginal rights. She was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire and won many literary awards.

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Andrew Kim Taegon
(Saint)
Andrew Kim Taegon
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 21, 1821
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dangjin-si, South Korea
Died: 1846
 31 
Nguyễn Du
(Vietnamese poet)
Nguyễn Du
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 3, 1766
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hanoi, Vietnam
Died: 1820
 32 
Jean-Baptiste Charcot
(Scientist)
Jean-Baptiste Charcot
0
Birthdate: July 15, 1867
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: 1936
 33 
Samuel Z. Arkoff
(Producer)
Samuel Z. Arkoff
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Birthdate: June 12, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States
Died: 2001
 34 
Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern
(Prince)
Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Umkirch, Germany
Died: 2010
 35 
Robert J. White
(American Neurosurgeon Best Known for His Head Transplants on Living Monkeys)
Robert J. White
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2010
 36 
Edward Whymper
(Mountaineer)
Edward Whymper
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 27, 1840
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: 1911
 37 
James Jeans
(British Physicist, Astronomer and Mathematician)
James Jeans
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 11, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
Died: 1946

James Jeans was an English physicist, astronomer, and mathematician who made great contributions to the areas of quantum theory, the theory of radiation, and stellar evolution. Along with Arthur Eddington, Jeans is a founder of British cosmology. He spent his academic career at Trinity College, Cambridge, and the Princeton University. He received the Royal Medal in 1919. 

 38 
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
(Economist, Politician, Banker)
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 9, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Livorno
Died: 2016

Former Italian president and prime minister Carlo Azeglio Ciampi had a major role in introducing Italy to the euro. He had been the governor of the Bank of Italy for 14 years and had held several portfolios, including the ministry of treasury. He was also a World War II veteran.

 39 
Qi Baishi
(Chinese Painter)
Qi Baishi
0
Birthdate: January 1, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Xiangtan, China
Died: 1957
 40 
James Butler, 2nd duke of Ormonde
(Former Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1703 - 1707, 1710 - 1713))
James Butler, 2nd duke of Ormonde
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 29, 1665
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1745

James Butler, 2nd duke of Ormonde was an Irish soldier and statesman who played a major role in the campaign to subdue the Revolt of the West, which aimed at overthrowing James II. James Butler also played important roles in the Williamite Conquest of Ireland, the War of the League of Augsburg, and the War of the Spanish Succession.

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E.B. Pusey
(Theologian)
E.B. Pusey
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 22, 1800
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pusey, England
Died: 1882
 42 
Gordon Gould
(Physicist)
Gordon Gould
0
Birthdate: July 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2005
 43 
Dolly Haas
(Actress)
Dolly Haas
0
Birthdate: April 29, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1994
 44 
Thomas Graham
(Chemist)
Thomas Graham
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 21, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: 1869

Scottish chemist Thomas Graham was a pioneer of colloid chemistry. His research on the diffusion of gases led to the Graham's Law. He is also considered to be the inventor of dialysis, a method he used to separate colloids from crystalloids, and one which was later modified to assist in kidney-related ailments.

 45 
Nicolas Baudin
(French Explorer, Cartographer and Hydrographer)
Nicolas Baudin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 17, 1754
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint-Martin-de-Ré, France
Died: 1803
 46 
Tom Wilson
(American cartoonist)
Tom Wilson
1
Birthdate: August 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Virginia
Died: 2011
 47 
Quamina
(Civil rights activists)
Quamina
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1778 AD
Birthplace: Ghana
Died: 1823
 48 
Rok Petrovič
(Alpine skier)
Rok Petrovič
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
Died: 1993
 49 
Flavius Valerius Severus
(Emperor)
Flavius Valerius Severus
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0250 AD
Birthplace: Illyria
Died: 0307
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Gérard Louis-Dreyfus
(Chairman of Louis Dreyfus Energy Services)
Gérard Louis-Dreyfus
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2016