Famous People Who Died Today

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 1 Paula Yates

Paula Yates.
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Wales
Died: 2000

 2 Spiro Agnew

Spiro Agnew.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 39th Vice President of the United States
Birthdate: 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Towson
Died: 1996
Spiro Agnew served as the U.S. vice-president under Richard Nixon, from 1969 to 1973; the governor of Maryland; and a Baltimore County executive. In 1973, he was forced to resign due to allegations of bribery, criminal conspiracy, extortion, and tax fraud. He wrote an autobiography and a novel, defending himself.

 3 Karl Popper

Karl Popper.
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 1994
Austrian-British philosopher and academic Sir Karl Popper is remembered as one of the most prominent philosophers of the 20th century. He rejected the inductivist scientific method and advocated for the empirical falsification, detailing falsifiability in his book Logik der Forschung. He was also a supporter of liberal democracy. 

 4 Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen.
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 1098
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bermersheim vor der Höhe, Germany
Died: 1179

Hildegard of Bingen was a German writer, composer, Christian mystic, visionary, philosopher, polymath, and Benedictine abbess of the High Middle Ages. Apart from being the most-recorded composers of sacred monophony in modern history, Hildegard of Bingen is also widely regarded as the founder of scientific natural history.

 5 Red Skelton

Red Skelton.
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Famous As: Comedian, Pantomimist
Birthdate: 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vincennes
Died: 1997

Red Skelton is best remembered as the host of The Red Skelton Show. Apart from films and TV, he had also performed in vaudeville, casinos, and nightclubs. He was also a skilled painter and specialized in paintings of clowns, which earned him more than his acting projects.

 6 Dred Scott

Dred Scott
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: American slave
Birthdate: 1799
Birthplace: Southampton County, Virginia
Died: 1858

 7 Patricia Kennedy Lawford

Patricia Kennedy Lawford
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brookline
Died: 2006
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 8 Charmian Carr

Charmian Carr
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 2016

 9 Vitas Gerulaitis

Vitas Gerulaitis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1994

 10 Richard Basehart

Richard Basehart
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio, USA
Died: 1984

 11 Anastasio Somoza Debayle

Anastasio Somoza Debayle
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: León
Died: 1980

 12 Sabbatai Zevi

Sabbatai Zevi.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Rabbi
Birthdate: 1626
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: İzmir, Turkey
Died: 1676
Born to wealthy merchants in Smyrna, Sabbatai Zevi later claimed to be the Jewish Messiah. He gained a huge base of followers and gave rise to the Sabbatean movement. Threatened by the Ottoman sultan, he converted to Islam and later died in oblivion. His followers are known as crypto-Jews.

 13 Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2019

 14 Adnan Menderes

Adnan Menderes
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: politician, diplomat
Birthdate: 1899
Birthplace: Aydın
Died: 1961

 15 Folke Bernadotte

Folke Bernadotte
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1948

 16 Akim Tamiroff

Akim Tamiroff
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1899
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tiflis or Baku, Russian Empire
Died: 1972

 17 Robert Bellarmine

Robert Bellarmine
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Theologian, Writer, Librarian, University teacher, Catholic priest
Birthdate: 1542
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montepulciano
Died: 1621

Robert Bellarmine was an Italian Jesuit and cardinal of the Catholic Church. One of the most important figures in the Counter-Reformation, he has been named a Doctor of the Church. He has also been canonized as a saint. He was a  professor of theology at the Roman College and later became its rector. He became Archbishop of Capua in 1602. 

 18 Eiji Toyoda

Eiji Toyoda
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Business magnate, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nagoya
Died: 2013

 19 Henry Fox Talbot

Henry Fox Talbot.
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: 1800
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dorset
Died: 1877

 20 Ruth Benedict

Ruth Benedict
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Famous As: Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher, Poet, Sociologist, Biographer
Birthdate: 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1948

Ruth Benedict was an American folklorist and anthropologist. Benedict, who played an important role in the American Folklore Society, also served as the American Anthropological Association's president; the association gives away an annual prize named after Ruth Benedict. In 2005, she was made an inductee of the National Women's Hall of Fame.

 21 Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Founder of 'Laura Ashley' Brand
Birthdate: 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil,, Wales
Died: 1985

Laura Ashley was a Welsh businesswoman and fashion designer. She is credited with co-founding a British textile design company called Laura Ashley plc, which became an international retail chain after some 20 years from its founding. Two years after her death, the Laura Ashley Foundation was established in order to fund arts and social welfare projects.

 22 Willie Mosconi

Willie Mosconi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Pool Player
Birthdate: 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1993

 23 Princess Xenia Georgievna of Russia

Princess Xenia Georgievna of Russia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1965

 24 Eugène Viollet-le-Duc

Eugène Viollet-le-Duc
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1814
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1879

Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was a French architect and author. He is credited with restoring prominent medieval landmarks in France, including iconic buildings which had been damaged during the French Revolution. He restored Notre-Dame de Paris and the Basilica of Saint-Denis, among others. He is regarded as the first theorist of modern architecture and wrote extensively on the subject. 

 25 Tobias Smollett

Tobias Smollett
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1721
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dalquhurn (now part of Renton, Scotland Renton), Scotland
Died: 1771

Best known for his picaresque novels such as The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Scottish novelist Tobias Smollett was born into a family of lawyers and soldiers and initially attended medical training. Some believe he quit university without a degree, while it is also said he had served as a navy surgeon.

 26 John of Austria the Younger

John of Austria the Younger
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: 1629
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 1679

 27 Pedro Menéndez de Avilés

Pedro Menéndez de Avilés
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: 1519
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Avilés, Asturias, Spain
Died: 1574

Remembered as the founder of St. Augustine in Florida, USA, Spanish admiral and explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilés has also been credited with planning the first regular trans-Atlantic convoys. Ruthlessly loyal to the Spanish king, he massacred the entire population of a nearby French post and established a string of forts along the Atlantic coast to protect Spanish interests.

 28 George Hamilton IV

George Hamilton IV
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina,United States
Died: 2014

 29 Charles H. Percy

Charles H. Percy
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States
Died: 2011

 30 Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: sculptor
Birthdate: 1845
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rensselaer County
Died: 1907

 31 Feodor Chaliapin Jr.

Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1992

 32 Walther Schwieger

Walther Schwieger
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Submariner
Birthdate: 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: 1917

 33 Asher B. Durand

Asher B. Durand
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1796
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maplewood, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1886

 34 Charles Spearman

Charles Spearman
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1945

 35 Helen Nearing

Helen Nearing
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1995

 36 Franz Xaver Süssmayr

Franz Xaver Süssmayr
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: 1766
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Schwanenstadt, Oberösterreich, Austria
Died: 1803

 37 Abraham-Louis Breguet

Abraham-Louis Breguet
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Horologist
Birthdate: 1747
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Died: 1823

Abraham-Louis Breguet was a French horologist who made several innovations in watchmaking in the course of his illustrious career. Widely regarded as the leading watchmaker of his generation, Breguet's clients included members of the European nobility and leading public figures in France. Counted among the greatest horologists of all time, Abraham-Louis Breguet is credited with founding the popular Breguet company.

 38 Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rigby, Idaho, United States
Died: 2020

 39 Nikolai Kondratiev

Nikolai Kondratiev
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kostroma Governorate
Died: 1938

Russian Soviet economist, statistician and proponent of the New Economic Policy (NEP) Nikolai Kondratiev, one of the early leading figures of Soviet economics, is best remembered for the business cycle theory called Kondratiev waves. Major works of Kondratiev include The Grain Market and The World Economy and its Conjunctures During and After the War.

 40 Konstantin Makovsky

Konstantin Makovsky
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1839
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1915

 41 Charles Alfred Pillsbury

Charles Alfred Pillsbury
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: 1842
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warner, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1899

 42 Alfred de Vigny

Alfred de Vigny.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Playwright, Novelist
Birthdate: 1797
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Loches
Died: 1863

Alfred de Vigny was a French poet whose poem La Maison du berger is regarded by some as the greatest 19th-century French poem. One of the leaders of French Romanticism, Vigny also wrote philosophical novels. Also regarded as a thinker, Alfred de Vigny was one of the first French poets to develop a serious interest in Buddhism.

 43 Milo Hamilton

Milo Hamilton
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Famous As: Sportscaster
Birthdate: 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fairfield, Iowa, United States
Died: 2015

 44 Fritz Wunderlich

Fritz Wunderlich
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Opera singer, Singer
Birthdate: 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kusel
Died: 1966

 45 Walter Savage Landor

Walter Savage Landor
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1775
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warwick, England
Died: 1864

 46 Philipp, Prince of Eulenburg

Philipp, Prince of Eulenburg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: 1847
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kaliningrad, Prussia
Died: 1921

 47 Antoine Laurent de Jussieu

Antoine Laurent de Jussieu
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: 1748
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: 1836

 48 William Herbert Sheldon

William Herbert Sheldon
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Famous As: American psychologist
Birthdate: 1898
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 1977

 49 Henri Louis Le Chatelier

Henri Louis Le Chatelier
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: 1850
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1936

French chemist Le Chatelier is most noted for his work on Le Chatelier's principle as also on varying solubility of salts in an ideal solution. The Le Chatelier's principle, which chemists and chemical engineers use for predicting the effect a changing condition, like temperature or pressure, has on a system in chemical equilibrium was devised by him.

 50 Heinrich Bullinger

Heinrich Bullinger
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Famous As: Swiss theologian
Birthdate: 1504
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bremgarten
Died: 1575