Famous People Who Died On Their Birthday

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, also known as The Bard, died on April 23, 1616, which is believed to have been his 52nd birthday.


The birthdate of the famous Renaissance painter Raphael, April 6, 1520, is also the date of his death.

Lawrence Oates

Lawrence Oates was a British army officer, and later an Antarctic explorer, who died from hypothermia on his 32nd birthday.

Michael Aris

Michael Aris was an English historian who died of prostate cancer on his 53rd birthday in 1999.

Swede Risberg

Swede Risberg, an early 20th century baseball player, died at the age of 81 on October 13th, 1975.

Ingrid Bergman

On her 67th birthday, Aug. 29, 1982, Ingrid Bergman, a three-time Oscar winner, died of breast cancer.

Betty Friedan

A feminist pioneer and co-founder of the National Organization for Women, Betty Friedan passed away on her 85th birthday, February 4, 2006.

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