Famous People Who Died Today

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 1 Miyamoto Musashi

Miyamoto Musashi
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Swordsman & Warrior
Birthdate: 1584
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 1645

Miyamoto Musashi was a Japanese swordsman, writer, strategist, and philosopher. Widely regarded as a Kensei, Musashi became famous through his stories of bravery, which involves his undefeated streak of 61 duels. He is also credited with founding the Niten Ichi-ryū school of swordsmanship. His life has inspired several films, TV series, stage plays, and video games.

 2 Osamu Dazai

Osamu Dazai
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kanagi, Aomori, Goshogawara, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Died: 1948

Osamu Dazai was a Japanese author widely regarded as one of the leading writers of fiction of 20th-century Japan. Most of his popular works, such as No Longer Human and The Setting Sun, are regarded as modern-day classics in Japan. Several years after his death, Osamu Dazai continues to be celebrated in Japan, although he is relatively unknown elsewhere.

 3 Jimmy Dean

Jimmy Dean
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plainview, Texas, United States
Died: 2010

 4 Anthony of Padua

Anthony of Padua
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 1195
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: 1231

Thirteenth-century Portuguese Catholic priest Anthony of Padua was the friar of the Franciscan Order. He is remembered for his self-less devotion to the poor and the sick and is revered as the patron saint of lost items. He was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1946.

 5 Deke Slayton

Deke Slayton
Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sparta, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1993

 6 Geraldine Page

Geraldine Page
Famous As: Theater Actress, Film Actress, Television Actress
Birthdate: 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kirksville
Died: 1987

 7 Matthew Adam Garber

Matthew Adam Garber
Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stepney, London
Died: 1977

Matthew Adam Garber was a British child actor who achieved popularity after playing Michael Banks in the 1964 musical fantasy film, Mary Poppins. Garber appeared in two other movies before retiring from acting. Regarded as a spirited and bright boy, Garber enjoyed playing sports and reading books. He died at the age of 21 due to pancreatitis.

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 8 Anita Pallenberg

Anita Pallenberg
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 2017

 9 Lane Smith

Lane Smith
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Died: 2005

 10 Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Bandleader and clarinetist
Birthdate: 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 1986

 11 Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia

Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tsentralny District, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1918

Son of Alexander III, the emperor of Russia, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich refused to accept the throne unless Russians were allowed to decide if they wanted the monarchy or a republic. Both Michael and his British secretary, Nicholas Johnson, were arrested and shot to death during the Russian Revolution.

 12 Darla Hood

Darla Hood
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leedey, Oklahoma
Died: 1979

 13 Tim Russert

Tim Russert
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA
Died: 2008

 14 Martin Buber

Martin Buber
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 1965

Martin Buber was an Austrian and Israeli philosopher who received ten nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature and seven nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. Renowned for his philosophy of dialogue, Buber is best known for his famous essay, I and Thou. In 1951, he was honored by the University of Hamburg with the prestigious Goethe Award.

 15 Mitsuharu Misawa

Mitsuharu Misawa
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Koshigaya, Japan
Died: 2009

 16 Mehdi Hassan

Mehdi Hassan
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Ghazal Singer
Birthdate: 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Luna
Died: 2012

Mehdi Hassan was a Pakistani ghazal singer and playback singer for Lollywood. He is considered to be one of the greatest figures in the history of ghazal singing and is referred to as the "Shahenshah-e-Ghazal" (Emperor of Ghazal). An influential figure in the Pakistani film industry, he sang and composed music for an estimated 300 films.

 17 Chuck Noll

Chuck Noll
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 2014

 18 Ramchandra Gandhi

Ramchandra Gandhi
Famous As: Author, Philosopher, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: 2007

 19 Tom C. Clark

Tom C. Clark
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: 1977

 20 Clyde McPhatter

Clyde McPhatter
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1972

 21 Luis Jiménez

Luis Jiménez
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: 2006

 22 Ben Chifley

Ben Chifley
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1885
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 1951

 23 Pat Bowlen

Pat Bowlen
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 2019

 24 Henry Gray

Henry Gray
Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Anatomist and surgeon
Birthdate: 1827
Birthplace: Belgravia
Died: 1861

 25 Michu Meszaros

Michu Meszaros
Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: 2016

 26 Dean Reed

Dean Reed
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: 1986

 27 Piero di Tommaso Soderini

Piero di Tommaso Soderini
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 1451
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1522

 28 Stephanie von Hohenlohe

Stephanie von Hohenlohe
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 1891
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1972

 29 Martita Hunt

Martita Hunt
Famous As: Actor, Stage actor
Birthdate: 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: 1969

 30 Roger Garaudy

Roger Garaudy
Famous As: Politician, Philosopher, Writer, Holocaust denial, University teacher
Birthdate: 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marseille
Died: 2012

 31 Essad Pasha Toptani

Essad Pasha Toptani
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: 1863
Birthplace: Tirana, Albania
Died: 1920

 32 Kitasato Shibasaburo

Kitasato Shibasaburo
Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: 1853
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oguni, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Died: 1931

 33 Anne Donovan

Anne Donovan
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2018

 34 Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin

Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Magician
Birthdate: 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Blois, France
Died: 1871

 35 Antonio Variacoes

Antonio Variacoes
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amares, Portugal
Died: 1984

 36 Jean Raspail

Jean Raspail
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chemillé-sur-Dême, France
Died: 2020

 37 Douglas Southall Freeman

Douglas Southall Freeman
Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Died: 1953

 38 Thomas Charles Hope

Thomas Charles Hope
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: 1766
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 1844

 39 Nadia Gray

Nadia Gray
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: 1994

 40 Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria

Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1833
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: 1905

 41 Nikolai Ge

Nikolai Ge
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1831
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Voronezh Governorate
Died: 1894

 42 Demetrio Stratos

Demetrio Stratos
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 1979

 43 Sergei Tretyakov

Sergei Tretyakov
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Intelligence officer
Birthdate: 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 2010

 44 Álvaro Cunhal

Álvaro Cunhal
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: 2005

 45 Henry Segrave

Henry Segrave
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Race–car driver
Birthdate: 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1930

 46 Gyula Grosics

Gyula Grosics
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football goalkeeper
Birthdate: 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dorog, Hungary
Died: 2014

 47 Reg Smythe

Reg Smythe
Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartlepool, England
Died: 1998

 48 Éric Tabarly

Éric Tabarly
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: 1998

 49 Albert Marquet

Albert Marquet
Famous As: Painter, Writer
Birthdate: 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bordeaux
Died: 1947

 50 Don Juan Manuel

Don Juan Manuel
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1282
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Escalona, Spain
Died: 1348