Died On September 19th

Discover the most famous people who died on September 19. The list includes people like James A. Garfield, Slim Dusty, Michael Ancher, Gram Parsons, Mayer Amschel Rothschild. Famous personalities featured on this list, include country musicians, physicists, guitarists and science fiction writers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Denmark & Germany and many more countries.
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James A. Garfield
(20th President of United States (March 1881 - September 1881))
James A. Garfield
32
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1831
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moreland Hills, Ohio, United States
Died: 1881

The 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield began his career as an attorney. Born into poverty, he struggled throughout his childhood and youth to become a respected lawyer. He eventually entered politics and rose through the ranks to be elected the president. Unfortunately, he was assassinated less than seven months after he took office.

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Jackie Collins
(Novelist)
Jackie Collins
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Died: 2015
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Gram Parsons
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist)
Gram Parsons
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winter Haven, Florida, United States
Died: 1973
 4 
Jake LaMotta
(American Professional Boxer Who Was World Middleweight Champion Between 1949 and 1951)
Jake LaMotta
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 5 
Orville Redenbacher
(Businessman)
Orville Redenbacher
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brazil, Indiana, United States
Died: 1995
 6 
Skeeter Davis
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Writer, Children's writer)
Skeeter Davis
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 30, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dry Ridge
Died: 2004
 7 
Barron Hilton
(Former Chairman, President and CEO of 'Hilton Hotels')
Barron Hilton
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: 2019

The second son of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton, Barron Hilton was initially a skilled photographer and had even learned to fly planes. A sports enthusiast, he had also been the AFL president. A philanthropist, too, he left 97% of his wealth to his own charitable foundation.

 8 
Bernie Casey
(American Poet, Actor, and Professional Footballer)
Bernie Casey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wyco, West Virginia, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 9 
Jimmy Greaves
(British Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Jimmy Greaves
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manor Park, Essex, England
Died: 2021
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 10 
Kenneth Erwin Hagin
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: McKinney, Texas, United States
Died: 2003

Christian preacher Kenneth Erwin Hagin is widely remembered as the father of the modern faith movement. He had an almost-70-year stint with the Christian ministry. The founder of The Word of Faith movement, he popularized it through magazines, CDs, and books of the Faith Library Publications.

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John Turner
(17th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1984 - September 1984))
John Turner
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Richmond, Surrey, England
Died: 2020
John Turner was the Canadian prime minister from June to September, 1984, for only 79 days, which was the second-shortest tenure in the history of Canada. He had been the leader of the Liberal Party, and of the Opposition, and had held important posts, such as the minister of finance.
 12 
Slim Dusty
(Australian Cultural Icon and Country Music Singer-Songwriter )
Slim Dusty
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 13, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 2003

Iconic Australian country singer Slim Dusty mirrored the Australian bush life through his songs. His masterpieces include A Pub with No Beer, the first gold-certified Australian track. He earned a record 45 Golden Guitar honors at the Tamworth Country Music Awards but lost his battle with cancer at 76.

 13 
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
(Russian Rocket Scientist Who Pioneered Astronautic Theory)
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 17, 1857
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Izhevskoe, Russia
Died: 1935

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky was a Russian rocket scientist. Credited with pioneering astronautic theory, Tsiolkovsky is widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of astronautics and modern rocketry. His works served as an inspiration to several other Soviet rocket engineers like Valentin Glushko and Sergei Korolev. Hence, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky's work played an influential role in the Soviet space program.

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Dolores Hope
(Singer)
Dolores Hope
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2011

Born Dolores L. DeFina, she became Dolores Hope after her marriage to actor and comedian, Bob Hope.  A fine singer and a woman of words, she entertained American overseas soldiers for fifty years, recording her first CD, Dolores Hope: Now and Then, at the age of eighty-three. e.

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Earl Palmer
(American drummer)
Earl Palmer
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2008
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Julia, Princess of Battenberg
(Princess)
Julia, Princess of Battenberg
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Birthdate: November 24, 1825
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Congress Poland
Died: 1895

Apart from being the wife of Prince Alexander of Hesse, Julia, Princess of Battenberg, was also the daughter of German-Polish general Hans Moritz Hauke. Her lack of royal descent was a matter of concern initially, but Alexander eventually married the 6-month pregnant Julia he had fallen in love with.

 17 
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
(2nd President of Tunisia)
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 3, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hammam Sousse, Tunisia
Died: 2019
 18 
Italo Calvino
(The Most Translated Contemporary Italian Writer at the Time of His Death)
Italo Calvino
3
Birthdate: October 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santiago de Las Vegas, Havana, Cuba
Died: 1985

Italian journalist, short-story writer and novelist Italo Calvino, counted among noted Italian fiction writers in the 20th-century, emerged as the most translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his demise. Notable works of Calvino include novels Invisible Cities and If on a winter's night a traveler; the collection of 12 short stories titled Cosmicomics, and the Our Ancestors trilogy.

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Hermes Pan
(Dancer)
Hermes Pan
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: December 10, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1990
 20 
Giles Corey
(Accused in Salem Witch Trial)
Giles Corey
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1611
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Northampton
Died: 1692
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David Low
(Cartoonist)
David Low
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Birthdate: April 7, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dunedin, New Zealand
Died: 1963
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Guy Gibson
(Military personnel)
Guy Gibson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 12, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shimla
Died: 1944

Royal Air Force bomber pilot Guy Gibson was born in India but moved to England at age 6. While he was initially rejected by the RAF for his short stature, he was later accepted. He is best remembered for leading the 1943 Dambusters raid, which damaged two dams of Ruhr.

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Thomas John Barnardo
(Doctor)
Thomas John Barnardo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 4, 1845
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1905
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Emperor Go-Daigo
(Emperor of Japan)
Emperor Go-Daigo
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Birthdate: November 26, 1288
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Heian-kyō, Japan
Died: 1339

Emperor Go-Daigo reigned as the emperor of Japan from 1318 to 1339. He is best remembered for toppling the Kamakura shogunate and establishing the Kenmu Restoration to restore the Imperial House of Japan back into power. The subsequent fall of the Kenmu Restoration, which was overthrown by Ashikaga Takauji, gave rise to the two opposing factions within the imperial family. 

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Larry Wallis
(British Rock Guitarist, Songwriter and Producer)
Larry Wallis
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Died: 2019
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Robert Gueï
(Politician)
Robert Gueï
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kabakouma, Man, French West Africa
Died: 2002
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David Starr Jordan
(Botanist, Peace activist, Zoologist, Autobiographer, Ichthyologist)
David Starr Jordan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 19, 1851
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gainesville (village), New York
Died: 1931

Remembered as the first president of the Leland Stanford Junior University, now known as Stanford University, David Starr Jordan was a reputed ichthyologist. An anti-war activist, too, who opposed America’s participation in World War I, he spent his later years as the chief director of the World Peace Foundation.

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Marie Henriette of Austria
(Queen of the Belgians as the wife of King Leopold II)
Marie Henriette of Austria
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Birthdate: August 23, 1836
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1902
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Brian Sewell
(journalist, autobiographer, art critic, art historian)
Brian Sewell
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Birthdate: June 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London
Died: 2015
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Buddy Collette
(Flutist, Saxophonist)
Buddy Collette
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2010
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Ole Rømer
(Danish Astronomer)
Ole Rømer
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 25, 1644
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
Died: 1710

Ole Rømer was a Danish astronomer known for making the first quantitative measurements of the speed of light in 1676. Born into a wealthy family where his interest in mathematics and astronomy were encouraged, he went on to study at the University of Copenhagen. He had a high-profile career and was employed by the French government under King Louis XIV. 

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Pieter van Musschenbroek
(Dutch Mathematician and Physicist Who Discovered the Principle of the 'Leyden Jar')
Pieter van Musschenbroek
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 14, 1692
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Died: 1761

Dutch physicist and mathematician Pieter van Musschenbroek is remembered for introducing the principle of the Leyden jar. He also taught at several universities. Born to an instrument maker, he initially studied medicine but later also focused on philosophy. He made pioneering contributions to tribology.

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Antenor Firmin
(Anthropologist)
Antenor Firmin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 18, 1850
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Died: 1911
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Rudolf Peierls
(British Physicist Who Played a Major Role in 'Tube Alloys')
Rudolf Peierls
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 5, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1995

German-born British physicist Rudolf Peierls is best-remembered for co-authoring the Frisch–Peierls memorandum with Otto Frisch which revealed that an atomic bomb can be developed from a small amount of fissile uranium-235. This led to formation of MAUD Committee, development of the Tube Alloys project and the Manhattan Project, and atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the Second World War.

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Sir Geraint Evans
(Singer)
Sir Geraint Evans
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 16, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cilfynydd, Wales
Died: 1992
 36 
Étienne Gilson
(French Philosopher and Historian of Philosophy)
Étienne Gilson
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Birthdate: June 13, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1978

Étienne Gilson was a French historian of philosophy and philosopher. He also taught history at various universities like the University of Strasbourg, the University of Paris, and Harvard University. Gilson also took part in World War I, serving in the French Army. His efforts in the battle of Verdun earned him the Croix de Guerre for bravery.

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Einar Gerhardsen
(Longest Serving Norwegian Prime Minister)
Einar Gerhardsen
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Asker
Died: 1987

Einar Gerhardsen was a Norwegian politician who served as the Prime Minister of Norway on three occasions between 1945 and 1965. He is the longest-serving Norwegian prime minister, having served 17 years in office. Considered one of the chief architects of the rebuilding of Norway after the Second World War, Gerhardsen is referred to as the Father of the Nation. 

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Francis Darwin
(Botanist)
Francis Darwin
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 16, 1848
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kent
Died: 1925

Apart from being the third son of legendary naturalist Charles Darwin, Francis Darwin was a botanist in his own right, too. While he initially studied math, he later switched to natural sciences and then also studied medicine. He is best remembered for his contribution to phototropism.

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William Waller
(Soldier)
William Waller
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1598 AD
Birthplace: Knole, England
Died: 1668
 40 
Michael Ancher
(Former realist artist)
Michael Ancher
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Birthdate: June 9, 1849
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bornholm, Denmark
Died: 1927

Michael Ancher was a Danish realist artist best remembered for his portrayal of fishermen, lakes, and scenes from the fishing community in Skagen. In 1889, he was honored with the prestigious Eckersberg Medal. Today, many of Michael Ancher's paintings are preserved at the National Gallery of Denmark, Skagens Museum, and Ribe Art Museum.

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Etta Zuber Falconer
(Educator)
Etta Zuber Falconer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2002
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Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis
(French Mathematician, Mechanical Engineer and Scientist Who First Described the 'Coriolis Force')
Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 21, 1792
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1843

French mathematician and physicist Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis proposed what is now known as Coriolis force. While teaching at the École Polytechnique, Paris, he extended the scope of kinetic energy. His On the Calculation of Mechanical Action remains his most significant book. His name remains inscribed on the Eiffel Tower.

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Alexander Tilloch Galt
(Politician)
Alexander Tilloch Galt
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 6, 1817
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chelsea,London, England
Died: 1893
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Wim Crouwel
(Former Graphic designer who designed the typeface New Alphabet)
Wim Crouwel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 21, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Groningen, Netherlands
Died: 2019
 45 
Sir George Arthur, 1st Baronet
(Official)
Sir George Arthur, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 21, 1784
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Plymouth, England
Died: 1854
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Ran Laurie
(English Physician, Rower and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Ran Laurie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 4, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, England
Died: 1998
 47 
Lydia Cabrera
(Cuban Writer and Anthropologist)
Lydia Cabrera
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 20, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: 1991

Lydia Cabrera was a Cuban independent ethnographer, writer, and literary activist. Cabrera published more than 100 books, including her most important work El Monte, the first major ethnographic study of herbalism, religion, and Afro-Cuban traditions. Lydia Cabrera’s research materials and papers were given to the Cuban Heritage Collection, which is part of the University of Miami's library.

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William Jacob Will Cuppy
William Jacob Will Cuppy
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Listed In:
Birthdate: August 23, 1884
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: 1949
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Ahmad bin Yahya
(King)
Ahmad bin Yahya
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Birthdate: June 18, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yemen Vilayet
Died: 1962
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Hiroshi Yamauchi
(Japanese Businessman and President of 'Nintendo')
Hiroshi Yamauchi
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyōto, Japan
Died: 2013

Hiroshi Yamauchi was a Japanese businessman best remembered for his service as the president of the popular multinational video game company, Nintendo. Yamauchi joined the company in 1949 and stepped down as the president on 24 May 2002. Hiroshi Yamauchi is credited with transforming Nintendo from a card-making company to a multibillion-dollar global conglomerate.