Business People in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 364


Person of interestRoss Perot

1930-06-27 Ross Perot, American businessman (Electronic Data Systems, Perot Systems), billionaire and presidential candidate (1992, 1996), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 2019)

Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate Ross Perot
Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate
Ross Perot

Person of interestGeorge Steinbrenner

1930-07-04 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees), born in Rocky River, Ohio (d. 2010)

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1930-08-14 Gerald Solomon, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Okeechobee, Florida (d. 2001)
  • 1930-08-17 James Gerald Gulliver, Scottish businessman (Argyll Foods), born in Campbeltown, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1931-04-01 Charles Price, American Businessman and diplomat, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1931-06-08 Leo Nichols, businessman, honorary consul and longtime friend of Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1996)
  • 1931-07-06 Jean Campeau, French Canadian businessman and politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1931-11-13 Anthony Jacobs, English businessman and industrialist (BSM)
  • 1932-03-04 Frank Wells, American entertainment businessman (d. 1994)
  • 1932-04-09 Peter Moores, British businessman and director (Littlewoods), born in Lancashire, England (d. 2016)
  • 1932-06-11 Timothy Sainsbury, British politician and businessman
  • 1932-07-02 Dave Thomas, American businessman who founded Wendy's Restaurants, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2002)
  • 1932-07-22 William Wilkinson, English conservationist and businessman, born in Warminster, England (d. 1996)
  • 1932-09-27 Peter Holmes, British businessman, Chairperson of Royal Dutch Shell, born in Athens (d. 2002)
  • 1932-12-23 Tertius Metcalf, English businessman, born in Essex, England (d. 1996)
  • 1932-12-28 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (d. 2002)
  • 1933-01-06 Fred L. Turner, American businessman (CEO of McDonalds, 1977-2004), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • 1933-03-09 Mel Lastman, Canadian businessman and politician, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1933-12-20 Gordon Getty, American composer, businessman and heir of J. Paul Getty, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1934-01-26 Roger Landry, Quebec businessman and newspaper publisher
  • 1934-07-17 Lucio Tan, Chinese Filipino businessman (Philippine Airlines), in Amoy China
  • 1934-07-27 John Pardoe, British businessman and CEO (Sight & Sound Education) and Liberal Party politician
  • 1935-01-09 Earl G. Graves, Sr., American businessman & publisher, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1935-03-09 Andrew Viterbi, American telecommunications scientist and businessman (Qualcomm Inc.), born in Bergamo, Italy
  • 1935-07-25 Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman (arms dealing), born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia (d. 2017)
  • 1935-09-24 Lawrence Urquhart, Scottish businessman and CEO (Burmah Castrol)

Person of interestCharles Koch

1935-11-01 Charles Koch, American businessman and philanthropist (Koch Industries billionaire), born in Wichita, Kansas

CEO of Koch Industries Charles Koch
CEO of Koch Industries
Charles Koch
  • 1935-11-15 Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman

Person of interestJack Welch

1935-11-19 Jack Welch, American businessman and CEO of General Electric (GE), born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 2020)

Businessman and CEO of GE Jack Welch
Businessman and CEO of GE
Jack Welch
  • 1936-01-01 James Sinegal, American businessman, co-founder and CEO of Costco, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1936-02-06 J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman, born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestCarl Icahn

1936-02-16 Carl Icahn, American businessman (Icahn Enterprises), born in NYC, New York

Investor and business magnate Carl Icahn
Investor and business magnate
Carl Icahn
  • 1936-03-28 Amancio Ortega, Spanish businessman and one of the wealthiest people in the world, (founder of the Inditex fashion group), born in Busdongo de Arbás, Spain
  • 1936-05-06 Bernard Lemaire, French Canadian businessman (Cascades), born in Drummondville, Quebec
  • 1936-05-23 Douglas John Gorman, businessman
  • 1936-08-24 Kenny Guinn, American businessman and politician, born in Garland, Arkansas (d. 2010)
  • 1937-03-30 Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth [Ian MacLaurin], Blackheath, Kent, British businessman and chairman (Vodafone)
  • 1937-06-22 Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell, English businessman and record producer (Island Records), born in Westminster, London, England
  • 1937-09-11 Iosif Kobzon, Soviet-Russian singer and businessman, born in Chasiv Yar, Ukraine (d. 2018)
  • 1937-09-16 Vince Naimoli, American businessman and MLB team owner (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1937-12-08 Arne Næss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber and businessman, born in Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1937-12-17 Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (d. 2005)
  • 1938-04-22 Alan Bond, Australian businessman and yachting syndicate owner (America's Cup 1983), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1938-05-13 Laurent Beaudoin, French Canadian businessman (Bombardier)
  • 1938-06-09 Jeremy Hardie, British economic and businessman (W H Smith Group, Monopoly and Mergers Commission)
  • 1938-06-09 Roger Hurn, British businessman (Smith's Industries)
  • 1938-09-29 Henry Keswick, British businessman (CEO-Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd)
  • 1938-10-23 John Heinz, American businessman and Republican politician (Senator from Pennsylvania, 1977-1991), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1938-12-29 Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster), and sports team owner (Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins), born in Evergreen Park, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1939-03-29 Roland Arnall, American businessman and U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, born in Paris (d. 2008).
  • 1939-05-27 Socratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman
  • 1939-08-13 Saul Steinberg, American businessman, founder of Leasco and CEO of Reliance Insurance Company, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1939-08-18 Robert Horton, British businessman and CEO (BP), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1939-09-11 Charles Geschke, American inventor and businessman (Adobe Systems Inc.), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1939-09-20 Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman and petroleum industry executive, born in New York
  • 1939-12-28 Philip Anschutz, American businessman

Person of interestCarlos Slim

1940-01-28 Carlos Slim, Mexican business magnate (América Móvil) once ranked as the richest person in the world, born in Mexico City, Mexico

Businessman Carlos Slim
Businessman
Carlos Slim
  • 1940-05-03 David Koch, American businessman and philanthropist (Koch Industries billionaire), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1940-09-11 Robert Palmer, American businessman and last CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation
  • 1941-04-16 Cliff Stearns, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1941-08-31 William DeWitt, Jr., American businessman
  • 1942-04-05 Peter Magowan, American businessman, MLB owner (SF Giants), born in NYC, NY (d. 2019)
  • 1942-04-15 Kenneth Lay, American CEO and Chairman of Enron, born in Tyrone, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1942-06-26 Orin C Smith, American businessman and CEO of Starbucks (2000-05), born in Ryderwood, Washington (d. 2018)
  • 1942-10-13 Jerry Jones, American businessman and owner of the Dallas Cowboys(1989-present), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-05-29 Robert W. Edgar, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 7th district), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1943-08-09 Lorenzo Sanz, Spanish businessman and football executive (president Real Madrid 1995-2000; owner Málaga CF), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2020)
  • 1944-01-06 Henry Kravis, American businessman & author (The Money Machine), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1944-01-20 Eddie Shah, English businessman & publisher (Today, Post), born in Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1944-03-18 Dick Smith, Australian Adventurer and Businessman

Person of interestDietrich Mateschitz

1944-05-20 Dietrich Mateschitz, Austrian businessman and co-creator of Red Bull energy drink, born in Sankt Marein im Mürztal, Styria, Austria

Businessman and Co-founder of Red Bull Dietrich Mateschitz
Businessman and Co-founder of Red Bull
Dietrich Mateschitz

Person of interestLarry Ellison

1944-08-17 Larry Ellison, American businessman (billionaire founder of Oracle Corporation), born in Manhattan, New York

Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle Larry Ellison
Entrepreneur and Founder of Oracle
Larry Ellison
  • 1944-09-04 Christopher Needler, English businessman, born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • 1945-01-09 Frank Biondi, American businessman (HBO), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-04-15 Jos van Rey, Dutch businessman and politician (VVD), born in Roermond, Netherlands
  • 1945-04-22 Donald E. Graham, American businessman (Graham Holdings Company, Facebook), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1945-05-01 John Richard Patterson, English businessman who founded Dateline, born in Hertfordshire, England
  • 1945-05-12 Patrick Ricard, French businessman and CEO of Pernod Ricard, born in Marseille, France (d. 2012)
  • 1945-07-24 Azim Premji, Indian businessman
  • 1946-01-23 Don Whittington, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1979), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1946-03-06 Richard Noble, Scottish businessman (land speed record 1983-97), born in Edinburgh
  • 1946-04-25 Peter Sutherland, Irish businessman (Allied Irish Banks) and politician (Fine Gael), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2018)
  • 1946-08-20 N.R. Narayana Murthy, Indian industrialist and co-founder (Infosys), born in Shidlaghatta, Kolar district, India
  • 1947-08-31 Luca di Montezemolo, Italian businessman
  • 1947-10-22 Raymond Bachand, French-Canadian politician and businessman
  • 1947-12-02 Michael Green, English businessman and psychotherapist, born in Hampstead, London

Person of interestJimmy Lai

1948-12-08 Jimmy Lai [Lai Chee-Ying], Chinese businessman (founder of Giordano), born in Guangzhou, China

Entrepreneur and Pro-Democracy Activist Jimmy Lai
Entrepreneur and Pro-Democracy Activist
Jimmy Lai
  • 1949-02-05 David Sullivan, Welsh businessman & pornographer (Sunday Sport), born in Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • 1949-03-05 Bernard Arnault, French businessman (LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton), born in Roubaix, France
  • 1949-04-01 Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman (Engie), born in Paris, France
  • 1949-09-20 John W. Henry, American businessman and owner of sports teams (Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • 1949-10-27 Mike Kopetski, American businessman and politician (Rep-D-Oregon), born in Pendleton, Oregon
  • 1949-10-27 Clifford Antone, American businessman, born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1949-10-31 Michael Parker, American businessman and politician (Rep-D-Mississippi), born in Laurel, Mississippi
  • 1949-12-01 Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician, President of Chile (2010-14, 2018-), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1950-04-12 Flavio Briatore, Italian businessman and F1 team principal (Renault F1), born in Verzuolo, Italy
  • 1950-06-23 Douglas C. Lord, Canadian businessman
  • 1951-03-14 Jerry Greenfield, American businessman and co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-04-27 Jim Justice, American businessman and politician, Governor of West Virginia (2017-), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • 1951-05-29 Peter Chernin, American businessman, President of News Corporation, born in Harrison, New York

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Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 263 of 263

  • 2008-10-30 Pedro Pompilio Argentinian businessman (b. 1950)
  • 2008-12-01 Joseph B Wirthlin, American businessmen, religious leader, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church), dies at 91
  • 2009-02-14 Bernard Ashley, English businessperson, fashion designer and co-founder of Laura Ashley, dies of cancer at 82
  • 2009-02-20 Larry H. Miller, American businessman and owner of the Utah Jazz (b. 1944)
  • 2009-03-11 Charles Lewis, Jr., American businessman, promoter and entertainer
  • 2009-03-27 Jack Dreyfus, American businessman (b. 1913)
  • 2009-09-23 Paul B. Fay, American businessman and cabinet member in the Kennedy administration (b. 1918)
  • 2009-10-31 Tom Wheatcroft, English businessman and car collector (Donington Grand Prix Collection ), dies at 87
  • 2009-12-16 Roy E. Disney, American businessman (b. 1930)
  • 2010-01-04 Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (b. 1916)
  • 2010-01-12 Hasib Sabbagh, Palestinian businessman and philanthropist, co-founder of Consolidated Contractors Company (b. 1920)
  • 2010-05-25 Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (b. 1925)
  • 2010-05-25 Michael H. Jordan, businessman and former CEO PepsiCo and CBS Corporation (b. 1936)
  • 2010-06-13 Jimmy Dean, American country and rockabilly singer ("Big Bad John"), television host, actor ( Diamonds are Forever), and businessman, dies at 81
  • 2010-06-27 Dolph Briscoe, American businessman and 41st Governor of Texas (1973-79), dies at 87

Person of interestGeorge Steinbrenner

2010-07-13 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees), dies from a heart attack at 80

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 2010-09-07 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, dies at 95
  • 2011-01-06 Don Tyson, American businessman, founder of Tyson Foods, dies at 80
  • 2011-06-22 Harley Hotchkiss, Canadian businessman (b. 1927)

Person of interestSteve Jobs

2011-10-05 Steve Jobs, American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, dies of respiratory arrest related to cancer at 56

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • 2011-10-17 Carl Lindner, Jr., Cincinnati businessman and one of the world's richest people (b. 1919)
  • 2011-11-17 Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2011-12-30 Robert Horton, British businessman and CEO (BP), dies at 72
  • 2012-01-02 William Carey, American businessman & philanthropist (W. P. Carey & Co.), died from complications after a heart attack at 81
  • 2012-01-12 Charles Price, American businessman and diplomat, dies at 80
  • 2012-04-08 Jack Tramiel, Polish-American businessman (Commodore Computers), dies at 83

Person of interestVidal Sassoon

2012-05-09 Vidal Sassoon, British-American hair stylist & CEO of Vidal Sasson, dies from leukemia at 84

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • 2012-08-17 Patrick Ricard, French businessman and CEO of Pernod Ricard, dies from cardiac arrest at 67
  • 2012-09-06 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), dies from heart failure at 87 (b. 1925)
  • 2012-12-07 Saul Steinberg, American businessman, founder of Leasco and CEO of Reliance Insurance Company, dies at 73
  • 2012-12-19 Sir Lawrence "Lawrie" Barratt, British businessman and housing developer (Barratt Developments), dies at 85
  • 2013-01-07 Fred L. Turner, American businessman (CEO of McDonalds, 1977-2004), dies from complications of pneumonia at 80
  • 2013-04-23 Robert W. Edgar, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 7th district), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • 2013-07-11 Robert Crichton-Brown, Australian businessman and CEO (Rothmans International), dies at 93
  • 2013-09-19 Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (President of Nintendo, 1949-2003, owner of Seattle Mariners), dies at 85
  • 2013-10-15 Peter Miles, British Army officer, businessman and courtier in the Household of Elizabeth II, dies at 89
  • 2013-12-02 Jean-Claude Beton, Algerian-born French businessman, entrepreneur and soft-drink manufacturer (Orangina), dies at 88
  • 2015-04-04 John Read, British businessman, CEO (TSB Group), dies at 97
  • 2015-06-05 Alan Bond, Australian businessman and yachting syndicate owner (America's Cup 1983), dies from heart failure at 77
  • 2015-06-18 Ralph J Roberts, American businessman and founder of Comcast, dies of natural causes at 95
  • 2015-06-23 Richard "Dick" Van Patten, American actor, businessman, and animal welfare advocate (Tom Bradford in 8 is Enough), dies at 86
  • 2016-03-23 Peter Moores, British businessman and director (Littlewoods), dies at 83

Person of interestMike Ilitch

2017-02-10 Mike Ilitch, American businessman (founded Little Caesars Pizza, owner Detroit Red Wings, Tigers), dies at 87

Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza Mike Ilitch
Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza
Mike Ilitch
  • 2017-06-06 Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman (arms dealing), dies at 81
  • 2017-06-18 Lord Joffe [Joel Goodman Joffe], South African-born British lawyer (instructing solicitor for Nelson Mandela’s defence team) and businessman, dies at 85

Person of interestHugh Hefner

2017-09-27 Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), dies of natural causes at 91

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • 2018-01-07 Peter Sutherland, Irish businessman (Allied Irish Banks) and politician (Fine Gael), dies at 71

Person of interestIngvar Kamprad

2018-01-27 Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish eccentric businessman (founder of IKEA) and author (The Testament of a Furniture Dealer), dies at 91

Entrepreneur and Founder of IKEA Ingvar Kamprad
Entrepreneur and Founder of IKEA
Ingvar Kamprad
  • 2018-03-01 Orin C Smith, American businessman & CEO of Starbucks (2000-05), dies of pancreatic cancer 75
  • 2018-03-05 Helmut Maucher, German businessman, CEO of Nestlé (1990-97), dies at 90
  • 2018-03-22 Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster), and sports team owner (Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins), dies of cancer at 80
  • 2018-05-04 Barnet Fain, American businessman and artist, dies at 86
  • 2018-05-07 Isyaku Rabiu, Nigerian businessman and Islamic scholar, dies at 92

Person of interestRichard DeVos

2018-09-06 Richard DeVos, American businessman who co-founded Amway, dies at 92

Co-founder of Amway Richard DeVos
Co-founder of Amway
Richard DeVos
  • 2018-10-27 Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Thai businessman, sports team owner (Leicester City FC), dies in helicopter crash at 60
  • 2019-01-25 Meshulam Riklis, Turkish-born Israeli businessman and husband of Pia Zadora, dies at 95
  • 2019-01-27 Peter Magowan, American businessman, MLB owner (SF Giants), dies of liver cancer at 76

Person of interestRoss Perot

2019-07-09 Ross Perot, American businessman (Electronic Data Systems, Perot Systems), billionaire and presidential candidate (1992, 1996), dies of leukemia at 89

Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate Ross Perot
Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate
Ross Perot
  • 2019-08-25 Vince Naimoli, American businessman and MLB team owner (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), dies of progressive supranuclear palsy at 81

Person of interestJack Welch

2020-03-01 Jack Welch, American businessman & CEO of General Electric (GE), dies of renal failure at 84

Businessman and CEO of GE Jack Welch
Businessman and CEO of GE
Jack Welch
  • 2020-03-21 Lorenzo Sanz, Spanish businessman and football executive (president Real Madrid 1995-2000; owner Málaga CF), dies from COVID-19 at 76
  • 2020-03-25 Bill Bartholomay, American businessman and MLB owner (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves 1962-76), dies from pneumonia at 71
  • 2020-04-14 Hank Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees 2010-20), dies of liver condition at 63

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