Famous People Who Died Today

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 1 Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: 1987
Danny Kaye is best remembered for his pantomimes, physical comedy, and patter songs, one of the most popular being Inchworm. Some of his most notable movies were the 1947 movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Court Jester, and Hans Christian Andersen. He was UNICEF’s first ambassador-at-large.

 2 Aurangzeb

Aurangzeb
Famous As: Mughal Emperor
Birthdate: 1618
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: 1707

Aurangzeb reigned over most part of the Indian subcontinent for 49 years as the sixth Mughal emperor. He helped the Mughal Empire reach its greatest extent and helped India become the biggest manufacturing power and the world's largest economy. He was known for his religious piety and led a very simple life..

 3 David Ogden Stiers

David Ogden Stiers
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: 2018

 4 Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Shooting Victim
Birthdate: 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: 2012

Trayvon Martin was an African-American teenager who was fatally shot by a Hispanic-American named George Zimmerman in 2012. Although Zimmerman was acquitted based on Florida's stand your ground law, Martin's death led to rallies, marches, and protests across the nation. The protests forced the governor of Florida to examine Florida's self-defense laws.

 5 William Frawley

William Frawley
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: 1966
William Frawley is best remembered as Fred Mertz from the iconic sitcom I Love Lucy and as "Bub" O'Casey from My Three Sons. He had started his career as a vaudeville entertainer and later performed as part of the comedy duo Frawley and Louise, with his wife, Edna Louise Broedt. 

 6 Lou Costello

Lou Costello
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: 1959

Lou Costello was a comedian best known for his comedy routine Who's on First?, which he performed alongside Bud Abbott. During the Second World War, the comedy duo was one of the highest-paid and most popular entertainers in the world. In 2009, he was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

 7 Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke
Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 1635
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: 1703

Scientist Robert Hooke, also called England's Leonardo, initially gained recognition as an architect, conducting surveys following the Great Fire of London. He also taught geometry and was part of the Royal Society. He assisted Robert Boyle and eventually developed his own microscope, thus becoming the first to visualize micro-organisms.

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 8 Eugene Sledge

Eugene Sledge
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Biologist, Soldier, Academic, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: 2001

 9 Horst Buchholz

Horst Buchholz
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German
Died: 2003

 10 Hergé

Herge
Famous As: Cartoonist (Creator of Tintin)
Birthdate: 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Belgian
Died: 1983

 11 Michael Foot

Michael Foot
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: 2010

 12 Alice Pearce

Alice Pearce
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: 1966

 13 Martin Crowe

Martin Crowe
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: New Zealander
Died: 2016

 14 Carlos Marcello

Carlos Marcello
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Boss of New Orleans crime family
Birthdate: 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: 1993

 15 Marguerite Duras

Marguerite Duras
Famous As: Writer, Film director, Screenwriter, Publisher, Novelist, Playwright, Autobiographer, Journalist, Poet lawyer, Feminist
Birthdate: 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French, Vietnamese
Died: 1996

 16 Jackson C. Frank

Jackson C. Frank
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist
Birthdate: 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: 1999

 17 Brendan Francis Behan

Brendan Francis Behan
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Irish
Died: 1964

 18 Albert Sabin

Albert Sabin
Famous As: Medical Researcher
Birthdate: 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Polish, American
Died: 1993

 19 Ronnie Montrose

Ronnie Montrose
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: 2012

 20 James Jackson Jeffries

James Jackson Jeffries
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: 1953

 21 Rinus Michels

Rinus Michels
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Dutch
Died: 2005

 22 Oliver Cowdery

Oliver Cowdery
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1806
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: 1850

 23 Ralph McQuarrie

Ralph McQuarrie
Famous As: Illustrator
Birthdate: 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: 2012

 24 Raymond Kopa

Raymond Kopa
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French, Polish
Died: 2017

 25 Ivor Cutler

Ivor Cutler
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Scottish
Died: 2006

 26 Bohemond I of Antioch

Bohemond I of Antioch
Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: 1054
Nationality: Italian
Died: 1111

 27 Lella Lombardi

Lella Lombardi
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian
Died: 1992

 28 Georges Perec

Georges Perec
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Film director, Screenwriter, Poet, Novelist, Essayist, Librarian, Literary critic
Birthdate: 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
Died: 1982

 29 St. Katharine Drexel

St. Katharine Drexel
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: 1858
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: 1955

 30 Robert Adam

Robert Adam
Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect, Archaeologist, Politician
Birthdate: 1728
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: 1792

 31 Pope Clement VIII

Pope Clement VIII
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: 1536
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Italian
Died: 1605

 32 Harlan Howard

Harlan Howard
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: 2002

 33 Howard W. Hunter

Howard W. Hunter
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: 1995

 34 William Brown

William Brown
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: military personnel
Birthdate: 1777
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Argentinian
Died: 1857

 35 Peter Smithson

Peter Smithson
Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: 2003

 36 Michael Thonet

Michael Thonet
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Cabinet maker
Birthdate: 1796
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Austrian, German
Died: 1871

 37 René Préval

René Préval
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President
Birthdate: 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Haitian
Died: 2017

 38 Sherwin B. Nuland

Sherwin B. Nuland
Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: 2014

 39 John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony

John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 1503
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German
Died: 1554

 40 Noel Purcell

Noel Purcell
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Irish
Died: 1985

 41 Arthur Murray

Arthur Murray
Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Teacher, Journalist
Birthdate: 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Austrian
Died: 1991

 42 William Kingdon Clifford

William Kingdon Clifford
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: 1845
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: 1879

 43 William Stukeley

William Stukeley
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: 1687
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: 1765

 44 Giuseppe Di Stefano

Giuseppe Di Stefano
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Opera singer, Singer
Birthdate: 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Italian
Died: 2008

 45 Le Thanh Tong

Le Thanh Tong
Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: 1442
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Vietnamese
Died: 1497

 46 Johan Christian Fabricius

Johan Christian Fabricius
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: 1745
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Danish
Died: 1808

 47 Sewall Wright

Sewall Wright
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: 1988

 48 Fred W. Friendly

Fred W. Friendly
Famous As: Television Editor
Birthdate: 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: 1998

 49 Nicola Porpora

Nicola Porpora
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Music educator
Birthdate: 1686
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Italian
Died: 1768

 50 Kurt Chew-Een Lee

Kurt Chew-Een Lee
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: 2014