Famous People Who Died Today

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 1 Yokozuna

Yokozuna.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2000

 2 Pete Burns

Pete Burns.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Composer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port Sunlight
Died: 2016

 3 Tom Hayden

Tom Hayden.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan
Died: 2016

Tom Hayden was a prominent social/political activist, and a champion for civil rights and anti-war campaigns. Also known as Jane Fonda’s ex-husband, he had contributed to the Port Huron Statement and stood trial in the Chicago Seven Case. He was part of the California State Assembly and the California Senate.

 4 Christian Dior

Christian Dior.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion Designers
Birthdate: 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Granville
Died: 1957

Christian Dior was a French fashion designer. He is credited with founding Christian Dior, one of the world's top fashion houses, which is currently owned by Groupe Arnault. At the time of its founding, the clothes designed by Christian Dior revolutionized women's dress. The brand also re-established Paris as the fashion hub of the world after World War II.

 5 Marcus Junius Brutus

Marcus Junius Brutus.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0085
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0042

 6 Al Jolson

Al Jolson.
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: 1886
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seredžius
Died: 1950

Singer, comedian, and actor Al Jolson was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer" at the peak of his career. Known for his brash and extroverted performances, he is credited to have played a major role in defining the modern musical. He was the first star to entertain troops overseas during World War II and was posthumously awarded the Medal for Merit.

 7 Timothy Dexter

Timothy Dexter
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: 1747
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1806
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 8 Soong May-ling

Soong May-ling
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Empire of the Great Qing, China
Died: 2003
Soong May-ling was a Chinese political figure best remembered as the wife of President Chiang Kai-shek. She played an important role in the politics of China and held several honorary and active positions. She also played a prominent role during the Second Sino-Japanese War, rallying several Chinese people against the invasion of the Japanese.  

 9 Alvin Stardust

Alvin Stardust
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Muswell Hill, London, England
Died: 2014

 10 Marco Simoncelli

Marco Simoncelli
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Famous As: Motorcycle racer
Birthdate: 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cattolica
Died: 2011

Marco Simoncelli was an Italian motorcycle racer. From 2002 to 2011, Simoncelli competed in the Grand Prix motorcycle racing and won the 2008 Grand Prix Championship. While competing in the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix on 23 October, Simoncelli lost control over his motorcycle and was run over by other vehicles on the track. He died of wounds at age 24.

 11 William Gilbert Grace

William Gilbert Grace
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: 1848
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Downend, England
Died: 1915

 12 Jessica Savitch

Jessica Savitch.
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Famous As: News Anchor
Birthdate: 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1983

 13 Sheikh Khalīfah ibn Ḥamad al-Thānī

Sheikh Khalīfah ibn Ḥamad al-Thānī
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Leader
Birthdate: 1932
Birthplace: Al Rayyān, Qatar
Died: 2016

 14 Zane Grey

Zane Grey
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio, USA
Died: 1939

 15 James Karen

James Karen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 2018

 16 Susan Peters

Susan Peters
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington
Died: 1952

 17 Maybelle Carter

Maybelle Carter
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nickelsville, Virginia, United States
Died: 1978

 18 Oskar Werner

Oskar Werner.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1984
Austrian actor Oskar Werner is best remembered for his Golden Globe-winning role in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. A life-long alcoholic, he deliberately chopped his hair off to disrupt continuity in the final scene of Fahrenheit 451, as he had a feud with the director, François Truffaut.

 19 Nusrat Bhutto

Nusrat Bhutto
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Isfahan
Died: 2011

 20 August Kubizek

August Kubizek
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Conductor, Painter, Writer
Birthdate: 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Linz
Died: 1956

Austrian musical conductor August Kubizek is best-remembered for his close friendship with Adolf Hitler during their late-teens. They reunited after thirty years following which the Nazi Party hired Kubizek to write about his youth with Hitler in two short propaganda booklets called Reminiscences. Kubizek also wrote about his childhood experience with Hitler in the book The Young Hitler I Knew.

 21 Franceska Mann

Franceska Mann
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1943

 22 Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby

Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1799
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Knowsley Hall, Knowsley, England
Died: 1869

 23 Jack Chick

Jack Chick
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Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2016

 24 Jimmy Perry

Jimmy Perry
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Barnes
Died: 2016

 25 John Boyd Dunlop

John Boyd Dunlop
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Famous As: Inventor, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dreghorn
Died: 1921

 26 Bill Nicholson

Bill Nicholson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: association football player, association football manager
Birthdate: 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Died: 2004

 27 Bobby Willis

Bobby Willis
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Songwriter, Talent agent, Talent manager
Birthdate: 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: 1999

 28 Adolph Green

Adolph Green
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2002

 29 Eric Ambler

Eric Ambler
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: 1998

 30 Ernest Thompson Seton

Ernest Thompson Seton
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South Shields, United Kingdom
Died: 1946

 31 Lebo Mathosa

Lebo Mathosa.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Daveyton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: 2006

Lebo Mathosa was a South African singer best remembered for her association with the popular band Boom Shaka. Mathosa is credited with popularizing kwaito music among South African women. Her style, sexuality, and outrageous stage outfits inspired many youngsters and nonconformists. Her life and career inspired the 2019 biopic, Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story. 

 32 Lim Goh Tong

Lim Goh Tong
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: entrepreneur
Birthdate: 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Anxi County
Died: 2007

Malaysian-Chinese businessman Lim Goh Tong is best known for transforming Genting Highlands in Malaysia to a bustling hub of gambling, with a world-class casino resort. His memoir, My Story – Lim Goh Tong, speaks about his struggle from being a machine trader to a successful entrepreneur.

 33 Bernardino de Sahagún

Bernardino de Sahagún
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1499
Birthplace: Sahagún, Kingdom of Spain
Died: 1590

A pioneer of modern anthropology and a renowned ethnographer, 16th-century Spanish priest and missionary Bernardino de Sahagún remains one of the greatest resources of the history of ancient Mexico. Best remembered for compiling Historia General and its manuscript the Florentine Codex, he developed the Aztec language Nahuatl.

 34 Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia

Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Peterhof, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1978

 35 Lou Jacobi

Lou Jacobi
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Famous As: Character Actor
Birthdate: 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 2009

 36 Robert Merrill

Robert Merrill
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Opera singer
Birthdate: 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2004

 37 Emin Pasha

Emin Pasha
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: 1840
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Opole, Poland
Died: 1892

Eduard Schnitzer, or Emin Pasha, was born into a German Jewish family in modern-day Poland. A qualified physician, he moved to Constantinople after being disqualified in Germany. He not only served the Ottoman rulers but also surveyed and explored Africa extensively. He was eventually killed by Arab slave raiders.

 38 Daniel Wildenstein

Daniel Wildenstein
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Famous As: Art dealer
Birthdate: 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Verrières-le-Buisson, France
Died: 2001

Daniel Wildenstein was a French historian and art dealer who owned one of the 20th century's most influential and successful art dealerships, Wildenstein & Co. At the peak of his career, Wildenstein was described as the most powerful and richest art dealer on earth. Daniel Wildenstein is also remembered for breeding and owning many thoroughbred racehorses.

 39 Ior Bock

Ior Bock
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Famous As: Tour guide
Birthdate: 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: 2010

 40 Franz Bopp

Franz Bopp
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Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: 1791
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: 1867

 41 Charles Demuth

Charles Demuth
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Famous As: Painter, Photographer
Birthdate: 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lancaster
Died: 1935

 42 Christopher Gable

Christopher Gable
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Ballet dancer
Birthdate: 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1998

 43 Princess Irmingard of Bavaria

Princess Irmingard of Bavaria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Princesses
Birthdate: 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berchtesgaden, Germany
Died: 2010

 44 John of Capistrano

John of Capistrano
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 1386
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Capestrano, Italy
Died: 1456

John of Capistrano was a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest also known as  “the Soldier Saint.” He hailed from the Italian town of Capestrano, Abruzzo, and was a renowned preacher, theologian, and inquisitor. In 1456, he led a crusade against the invading Ottoman Empire at the siege of Belgrade. He is the patron saint of jurists and military chaplains. 

 45 Anthony Mary Claret

Anthony Mary Claret
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Missionary, Cleric, Catholic priest
Birthdate: 1807
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sallent de Llobregat
Died: 1870

 46 Bill Traylor

Bill Traylor
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1854
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Benton, Alabama, United States
Died: 1949

 47 William Paca

William Paca
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Judge
Birthdate: 1740
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Abingdon
Died: 1799

 48 Abraham Geiger

Abraham Geiger
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Historian, Rabbi, University teacher
Birthdate: 1810
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: 1874

Abraham Geiger was a German rabbi and scholar credited to be the founding father of Reform Judaism. He emphasized Judaism’s constant evolution over the years and sought to reformulate the tenets of the religion to make it compliant with contemporary times. He was responsible for much of the reform doctrine of the mid-19th century. 

 49 Anthony Caro

Anthony Caro
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Malden, London, England
Died: 2013

Anthony Caro was an English sculptor whose work incorporates the usage of metals, especially found industrial objects. Considered the greatest English sculptor of his generation, Caro won several prestigious awards and prizes, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award for Sculpture. Also an educator, Caro taught at Saint Martin's School of Art, inspiring a generation of abstract sculptors like Phillip King.

 50 Charles Glover Barkla

Charles Glover Barkla.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Widnes, Lancashire, England
Died: 1944

Charles Glover Barkla won a Nobel Prize for his research on X-ray scattering, which pave way for further research on atomic structures. A staunch Methodist, he believed his work was part of his search for God. Musically talented, Barkla also sang in the church choir of King’s College, Cambridge, his alma.