May 14 Deaths in History - May 14 Birthdays - May 14 Events



2006 Stanley Kunitz, American Poet
2004 Anna Lee, actress, General Hospital, dies at 90
2004 Charlotte Benkner, the world's second oldest person for a few years, dies at 114
2003 Robert Stack, actor, The Untouchables, dies at 84
2003 Wendy Hiller, actress, Pygmalion, dies at 90
2000 Karl Shapiro, American Poet
1999 Bill Ballantine, clown, Ringling Brothers Clown College, dies at 87
1998 Frank Sinatra, singer/actor, From Here to Eternity, dies at 82
1998 Marjory Stoneman Douglas, environmentalist/author, dies at 108
1997 Harry Blackstone, Jr., magician, dies of cancer at 62
1997 Laurie Lee, writer
1997 "Harry Blackstone, Jr.", magician, dies at 62
1997 Princess Caradja-Kretzulesco, royalty, a direct descendent of Prince Vlad the Impaler, who was nicknamed Dracula, dies at 76
1997 Thelma Carpenter, singer, The Wiz
1996 Edqard John Gurney, politician, dies at 82
1996 Qazaleh Alizadeh, writer, dies at 48
1996 Sritharan Jeganathan, cricketer, 1st Sri Lankan Test player to die
1996 Vera Chapman, writer, dies at 98
1995 Maezumi Hakuyu Taizan Koun, teacher (Zen Buddhism), dies at 64
1994 Leonard Teale, Australian actor/reciter (Homicide), dies
1993 Patrick Haemers, Belgian criminal, commits suicide at 40
1993 William Randolph Hearst, U.S. newspaper magnate (Pulitzer), dies at 85
1992 Lyle Alzado, NFL defense linesman (Raiders), dies of cancer at 43
1991 Ast Fonteyne, Flemish lecture artist, dies
1991 Herman Niels, Flemish radio director, dies
1991 Jiang Qing, widow of Chinese leader Mao Tse Tung, commits suicide
1991 John Edward Craven, dies
1991 Shintaro Abe, minister of Exterior of Japan (1982-86), dies
1990 Andre Ameller, composer, dies at 78
1988 Willem Drees, Prime Minister of Netherland 1948 - 1958, dies at 101
1987 Rita Hayworth, actress (Gilda), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 68
1985 Mohammed Munir, Indonesian worker's union leader, executed
1984 Larry Stock, songwriter (Blueberry Hill), dies
1983 Miguel Aleman Valdes, attorney/president of Mexico (1946-52), dies at 80
1982 Baron Mariel-Henri Jaspar, Belgian minister/ambassador, dies
1982 Hugh Beaumont, actor (Ward-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 73
1980 Hugh Griffith, actor (Passover Plot, Ben Hur, Tom Jones), dies at 67
1980 Wilhelm Weismann, composer, dies at 79
1979 Paul van 't Veeer, Dutch journalist and writer (Vrije Volk), dies at 57
1976 Keith Relf, rock vocalist (Yardbirds), electrocuted at 33
1970 Billie Burke, comedienne (Glinda-Wizard of Oz), dies at 84
1969 Enid Bennett, silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), dies at 75
1968 Husband Edward Kimmel, commandant U.S. Ocean fleet WW II, dies at 86
1966 Georgia BD Camp Johnson, U.S. poet/playwright, dies at 88
1966 Megan Lloyd George, English politician, dies at 64
1965 Frances Perkins, U.S. 1st female minister of Labor (1933-45), dies at 83
1959 Sidney Bechet, U.S. jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 62
1955 Betty Ann Davies, dies at 44
1954 Heinz Guderian, German Soldier
1953 Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japans/U.S. painter/etcher, dies at 59
1947 John Ray Sinnock, U.S. chief engraver (1925-47), dies at 59
1943 Henri La Fontaine, Belgian Lawyer
1940 Emma Goldman, U.S. anarchists/feminist/author (Living My Life), dies
1940 Jacob van Gelderen, economist/sociologist/SDAP-2nd-Chamber, dies at 49
1940 Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer (Forum, New Elite), suicide at 38
1938 Jacobus C J "Jacques" Hermans, actor (Ghetto), dies at 81
1936 Edmond HH Allenby, English Field Marshal in Egypt, dies at 74
1936 Samuel Pl'h Naber, spy/librarian, dies at 71
1931 David Belasco, American Playwright
1925 Henry Rider Haggard, English writer (Dawn, She), dies
1925 H. Rider Haggard, English Writer
1919 Henry J. Heinz, American Businessman
1912 August Strindberg, Swedish writer (Deaddans), dies at 63
1912 Frederik VIII C W K, King of Denmark (1906-12), dies at 68
1904 Richard Hol, Dutch composer/organist/conductor, dies at 78
1893 Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician (surface of Kummer), dies at 83
1893 Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer, dies at 65
1887 Lysander Spooner, American Philosopher
1877 John Roberts, composer, dies at 54
1870 Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer, dies at 69
1864 William N. Green, Jr., Union Brigadier-General, dies
1863 Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent, composer, dies at 46
1847 Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, composer, dies at 41
1833 Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow, composer, dies at 88
1832 John van Speijk, Dutch heroic sailor, buried
1820 Paul Friedrich Struck, composer, dies at 43
1801 Johann Ernst Altenburg, composer, dies at 66
1761 Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rule of Simpson), dies at 50
1742 Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop, dies at 64
1726 John B Wellekens, poet/painter (Wedding Guests), dies
1726 Moshe Darshan, Rabbi/author (Torat Ahsam), dies
1667 Georges de Scudery, French writer (Alaric ou Rome Vaincue), dies at 65
1643 Louis XIII, king of France (1610-43), dies at 41
1610 Henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of France (1572, 89-1610), murdered at 56
1565 Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reform theologist, dies
964 John XII, Octavianus, Pope (955-64), dies
649 Theodore, Greek Pope (642-49) (excommunicated by Paul II), dies
347 Pachomius, Egyptian monastery founder/abbot (Coenobieten), dies











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