Died On September 29th

Discover the most famous people who died on September 29. The list includes people like Roy Lichtenstein, Tony Curtis, Emile Zola, W. H. Auden, Bill Shankly. Famous personalities featured on this list, include journalists, artists, novelists and poets and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & Germany and many more countries.
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Tony Curtis
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Birthdate: June 3, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 2010

Tony Curtis was an American actor who achieved the height of his fame in the 1950s and 1960s in a career spanning six decades. Also a well-known philanthropist, Tony Curtis helped fund the rebuilding of the Great Synagogue in Hungary. In 1998, he founded a non-profit organization called Emanuel Foundation for Hungarian Culture, which works towards the restoration of synagogues.

 2 
Henry Ford II
(Business Person)
Henry Ford II
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1987
 3 
Emile Zola
(French Novelist & Playwright Known for His Works 'Les Rougon-Macquart' and 'Thérèse Raquin')
Emile Zola
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 2, 1840
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1902

Emile Zola was a French novelist, journalist, and playwright. He played a key role in the development of theatrical naturalism and was a well-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism. He was also a political journalist and was influential in the political liberalization of France. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature twice.

 4 
W. H. Auden
(One of the Greatest Authors of 20th Century)
W. H. Auden
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: York, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1973

W. H. Auden was an Anglo-American poet. His poetry was noted for its technical achievement and versatility. He wrote poems on love, political and social themes, and cultural and psychological themes. Throughout his career, Auden was both influential and controversial. His personal life also attracted attention as he had sexual relationships with men, which was unusual at the time.

 5 
Roy Lichtenstein
(American Pop Artist Who Became a Major Figure in the New Art Movement During the 1960s)
Roy Lichtenstein
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Birthdate: October 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Died: 1997
Roy Lichtenstein was an American pop artist who became a major figure in the new art movement during the 1960s alongside artists like Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist. Among his most famous works are Drowning Girl and Whaam! Roy Lichtenstein was honored with the prestigious National Medal of the Arts in 1995.
 6 
Helen Reddy
(Pop Singer Whose Hit ‘I Am Woman’ Became a Feminist Anthem in the 1970’s)
Helen Reddy
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: 2020

Australia-born singer-songwriter Helen Maxine Reddy moved to the USA when she won a ticket to New York City, eventually remaining there, struggling to establish herself until she got her first hit, I Don’t Know How to Love Him. However, her best remembered song was I Am Woman, which went on to become a feminist anthem, making her an international star.

 7 
Rudolf Diesel
(Inventor of Diesel Engine)
Rudolf Diesel
5
Birthdate: March 18, 1858
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1913

Rudolf Diesel was a German mechanical engineer and inventor best remembered for inventing the Diesel engine. After Diesel's demise, his engine became an important substitution for the steam piston engine. The engine became widespread in applications, such as agricultural machines, submarines, ships, and trucks. His life inspired the 1942 biographical film Diesel, in which he was played by Willy Birgel.

 8 
Lois Maxwell
(Actress known for her portrayal of Miss Moneypenny in James Bond films)
Lois Maxwell
3
Birthdate: February 14, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Died: 2007
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 9 
Miriam Defensor Santiago
(The First Filipina to be an International Criminal Court Judge)
Miriam Defensor Santiago
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Iloilo City, Philippines
Died: 2016

Known for her legal expertise and her resolve to fight corruption, Miriam Defensor Santiago also became the first Filipina and the first from an Asian developing country to serve as a judge of the International Criminal Court. The senator was also a Ramon Magsaysay Award recipient and died of lung cancer.

 10 
Casey Stengel
(Baseball player)
Casey Stengel
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 1975
 11 
Winslow Homer
(American Illustrator and Landscape Painter)
Winslow Homer
2
Birthdate: February 24, 1836
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1910

Winslow Homer was an American illustrator and landscape painter. He is best remembered for painting marine subjects. A pre-eminent figure in American art, Homer is widely regarded as one of the most important painters in 19th-century America. Although he never had any students, Winslow Homer's works influenced subsequent generations of American painters.

 12 
Charles Addams
(Former Cartoonist known for his darkly humorous and macabre characters)
Charles Addams
3
Birthdate: January 7, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Westfield, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1988

Mostly known as a cartoonist for The New Yorker, Charles Addams was known for including dark humor in his works. Also known by his pseudonym, Chas Addams, he gained fame for his cartoons about a family of ghosts, which later inspired The Addams Family series of the 1960s.

 13 
Gustav I of Sweden
(King of Sweden from 1523 to 1560)
Gustav I of Sweden
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Birthdate: May 12, 1496
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Uppland, Sweden
Died: 1560

Gustav I of Sweden reigned as the king of Sweden from 1523 to 1560. Gustav was an energetic administrator who worked tirelessly to bring about a reformation in Sweden. He is credited with replacing medieval Sweden's elective monarchy with a hereditary monarchy, thus helping three of his sons become the rulers of Sweden at different points in history.

 14 
Rob Bironas
(American football player - Placekicker)
Rob Bironas
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2014
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Ilya Repin
(Russian Painter Who was One of the Most Renowned Artists in Russia During the 19th Century)
Ilya Repin
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Birthdate: August 5, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chuhuiv, Ukraine
Died: 1930

Born amid poverty in Ukraine, Ilya Repin earned himself an art scholarship and later devoted his life to historical painting. A major figure of the realist movement in painting, he had also been the subject of controversies, such as the withdrawal of his painting of Ivan the Terrible murdering his own son.

 16 
Carson McCullers
(American novelist)
Carson McCullers
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 19, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, USA
Died: 1967
 17 
Susan Fleetwood
(Actress)
Susan Fleetwood
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Birthdate: September 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Andrews, Scotland
Died: 1995
 18 
Sylvia Robinson
(Singer)
Sylvia Robinson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 6, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: 2011
 19 
Willem Einthoven
(Inventor of the first practical ECG)
Willem Einthoven
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Birthdate: May 21, 1860
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Semarang
Died: 1927

Willem Einthoven was a Dutch physiologist and physician whose invention of the electrocardiogram in 1895 earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1924. He is also credited with theorizing the existence of Einthoven's triangle, which is named in his honor.

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L. C. Greenwood
(Football player)
L. C. Greenwood
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canton, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2013
 21 
Michael A. Monsoor
(Who was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom)
Michael A. Monsoor
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: 2006
 22 
Francisco Macías Nguema
(Former 1st President of Equatorial Guinea)
Francisco Macías Nguema
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Equatorial Guinea
Died: 1979

The first president of Equatorial Guinea, Francisco Macías Nguema transformed his nation into what critics called the Dachau of Africa, killing or exiling about a third of its population and declaring himself the president for life. He was eventually executed after a coup by his own nephew.

 23 
Phil Woods
(Jazz alto Saxophonist, Clarinetist)
Phil Woods
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 2, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2015
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Gussie Busch
(Business Magnate)
Gussie Busch
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 28, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 1989
 25 
Tom Bradley
(38th Mayor of Los Angeles)
Tom Bradley
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Calvert, Texas, United States
Died: 1998
 26 
Otis Rush
(Left-handed blues guitarist who released the singles "I Can't Quit You Baby," "Double Trouble," and "Groaning the Blues.")
Otis Rush
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 29, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2018
 27 
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
(One of the Greatest Writers of Brazilian Literature)
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 21, 1839
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: 1908

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis was a Brazilian novelist, playwright, poet, and short-story writer. Hailing from a family of freed slaves, he had a difficult childhood that he overcame to become a famous writer. He founded the Brazilian Academy of Letters and became the organization’s first president. He is credited with having shaped the realism movement in Brazil.   

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Tom Alter
(Indian Actor Who Was Known for His Works in Hindi Cinema and Indian Theatre)
Tom Alter
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Birthdate: June 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mussoorie, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 2017

Tom Alter was an Indian actor best remembered for his contribution to Indian theatre and Hindi cinema. Alter quit his day job as a teacher in order to pursue a career in acting. Although he was of American origin, Alter could speak fluent Hindi and Urdu which made him popular in India. In 2008, Tom Alter received the prestigious Padma Shri.

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Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
(Former Emir of Kuwait)
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Died: 2020
 30 
Louise of Hesse-Kassel
(Queen Consort of Denmark from 1863 to 1898)
Louise of Hesse-Kassel
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Birthdate: September 7, 1817
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kassel, Electorate of Hesse, German Confederation
Died: 1898

Louise of Hesse-Kassel was the Queen consort of Denmark from 1863 until her demise in 1898. Although she did not take an active part in state affairs, Louise's intelligence, psychological strength, and judgment were of prime importance as King Christian IX was dependent on these qualities of his wife. She also supported 26 different charitable organizations during her reign.

 31 
Anastasio Somoza García
(President of Nicaragua from 1937 to 1947 and from 1950 to 1956)
Anastasio Somoza García
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Marcos, Nicaragua
Died: 1956

Anastasio Somoza García was a Nicaraguan leader who served as the president of Nicaragua from 1937 to 1947 and again from 1950 to 1956. Before becoming the president of Nicaragua, Somoza played a major role in ousting the then-President Adolfo Díaz. Somoza is credited with starting the Somoza family, which had absolute control over Nicaragua for more than four decades. 

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Cheb Hasni
(Singer)
Cheb Hasni
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria
Died: 1994
 33 
Prince George Valdemar of Denmark
(Prince)
Prince George Valdemar of Denmark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bernstorff Palace, Gentofte, Denmark
Died: 1986
 34 
Greg Giraldo
(Stand-up comedian)
Greg Giraldo
4
Birthdate: December 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 2010
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 35 
Marcella Hazan
(Writer, Biologist)
Marcella Hazan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cesenatico, Italy
Died: 2013
 36 
Cheng Yu-tung
(Founder of Chow Tai Fook Enterprise, New World group)
Cheng Yu-tung
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 26, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guangdong, China
Died: 2016
 37 
Georges Charpak
(Physicist)
Georges Charpak
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dąbrowica, Poland
Died: 2010

Georges Charpak was a physicist whose invention and development of the multiwire proportional chamber earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physics in 1992. He is also credited with co-founding several companies, including SuperSonic Imagine and Molecular Engines Laboratories. Over the course of his illustrious career, Georges Charpak was also honored with other awards, such as the Golden Plate Award.

 38 
Shūsaku Endō
(Japanese author)
Shūsaku Endō
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1996
 39 
Ferdinand VII of Spain
(Former King of Spain (1813 - 1833))
Ferdinand VII of Spain
2
Birthdate: October 14, 1784
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
Died: 1833

Ferdinand VII of Spain reigned as the king of Spain during the 19th century. Widely regarded as despotic and incompetent, Ferdinand is often criticized by historians and scholars for having failed to disallow the disintegration of the Spanish territories in the Americas. Thus, he is often blamed for the termination of the Spanish rule in the Americas.

 40 
Léon Bourgeois
(French Statesman)
Léon Bourgeois
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 21, 1851
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1925

Léon Bourgeois was a French statesman known for his progressive political ideals. He studied law as a young man and soon entered politics. With time, he steadily rose through the political ranks and became the prime minister of France in 1895. He promoted social insurance schemes, economic equality, controlled disarmament, economic sanctions, and expanded educational opportunities.

 41 
Mickey Newbury
(Songwriter)
Mickey Newbury
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Died: 2002
 42 
William Orpen
(Irish Artist)
William Orpen
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Birthdate: November 27, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stillorgan, County Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1931

Best remembered for his portraits, Irish artist Sir William Orpen was an official war artist for Britain during World War I and the official artist of the Paris Peace Conference. His initial paintings were largely inspired by Realist artist Édouard Manet. Though knighted later, he was posthumously criticized as flimsy.

 43 
William of Tyre
(Historian)
William of Tyre
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1130 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 1186

William of Tyre was a medieval prelate and chronicler who lived during the 12th century. He spent two decades studying the liberal arts and canon law in the universities of Europe. He was made the archbishop of Tyre and was also appointed a tutor to the king's son. He is considered one of the best authors of the Middle Ages. 

 44 
Friedrich Mohs
(German geologist)
Friedrich Mohs
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 29, 1773
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gernrode
Died: 1839

German mineralogist Friedrich Mohs is remembered for inventing a decimal scale used to measure the hardness of minerals, known as the Mohs scale. A professor at the University of Vienna, he later also became the curator of the Imperial Mineralogical Collection. He also laid down a system of classifying crystals.

 45 
Tanaka Giichi
(Prime Minister of Japan from 1927 to 1929)
Tanaka Giichi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 22, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abu District, Yamaguchi, Japan
Died: 1929

Japanese army general Tanaka Giichi had shown his interest in politics quite early, when at age 13, he participated in the Hagi Rebellion. The Rikken Seiyūkai member later became the prime minister of Japan and adopted an aggressive foreign policy toward China, leading to China developing anti-Japanese sentiments.

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John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey
(Military commander)
John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1231 AD
Birthplace: Lewes, England
Died: 1304
 47 
Hebe Camargo
(Television host)
Hebe Camargo
0
Birthdate: March 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Taubaté
Died: 2012
 48 
Iulia Hasdeu
(Poet)
Iulia Hasdeu
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 14, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: 1888
 49 
Busbee
(Songwriter,Record producer)
Busbee
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California, United States
Died: 2019
 50 
John Cobb
(British Race Car Driver)
John Cobb
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 2, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Esher, Surrey, England
Died: 1952