Died On April 14th

Discover the most famous people who died on April 14. The list includes people like M. Visvesvaraya, George Frideric Handel, Simone de Beauvoir, Rachel Carson, Emmy Noether. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, philosophers, composers and football players and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Italy and many more countries.
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 1 
George Frideric Handel
(German-British Composer Known for His Works: ‘Water Music’ and ‘Music for the Royal Fireworks’)
George Frideric Handel
17
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 23, 1685
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Halle (Saale), Germany
Died: 1759

George Frideric Handel was a Baroque composer renowned for his oratorios, operas, anthems, and organ concertos. A great composer, Handel's works had a strong influence on popular Classical-era composers like Beethoven and Mozart. George Frideric Handel's life and work have also inspired several films, such as the 1942 British biographical film The Great Mr. Handel.

 2 
Burl Ives
(American Musician, Actor and Folk Singer Known for His Hit 'A Little Bitty Tear')
Burl Ives
9
Birthdate: June 14, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hunt City, Illinois, United States
Died: 1995
 3 
Simone de Beauvoir
(French Existentialist Philosopher, Writer, Social Theorist, and Feminist Activist)
Simone de Beauvoir
22
Birthdate: January 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1986
French author and existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir is best remembered for her feminist treatise The Second Sex and her novels The Mandarins and She Came to Stay. Her literary contributions also include essays, biographies, and her autobiographical works. She won the Prix Goncourt and the Jerusalem Prize.
 4 
Rachel Carson
(Marine biologist)
Rachel Carson
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springdale
Died: 1964

Rachel Carson was a conservationist, marine biologist, and author. She is credited with authoring an influential book titled Silent Spring, which played a significant role in advancing the global environmental movement. Carson is also remembered for her book, The Sea Around Us, which earned her a U.S. National Book Award. She was posthumously honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 5 
Ellen Corby
(Actress and Screenwriter Known for Her Role in Film ‘I Remember Mama’ and the TV Series 'The Waltons')
Ellen Corby
11
Birthdate: June 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1999

Actress and screenwriter, Ellen Corby, is best known for her role in the TV  series The Waltons, for which she won three Emmy Awards. In a long and productive career that spanned over six decades, she appeared in over two hundred films and TV shows. In her later years, she also trained as a teacher of transcendental meditation.

 6 
Emmy Noether
(German Mathematician Who Made Many Important Contributions to Abstract Algebra)
Emmy Noether
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 23, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
Died: 1935

Emmy Noether was a German mathematician best remembered for her contributions to abstract algebra. She is credited with discovering Noether's theorem, which is regarded as a fundamental theorem in mathematical physics. One of the most important mathematicians of her generation and the most important woman in mathematics history, Emmy Noether developed theories of algebras, fields, and rings.

 7 
Fredric March
(One of Hollywood's Most Celebrated, Versatile Stars of the 1930s and 1940s)
Fredric March
4
Birthdate: August 31, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1975

Fredric March was an American actor best remembered for his versatility. One of the most celebrated actors during the 1930s and 1940s, Fredric March won two Academy Awards for Best Actor and two Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Play; he is one of two actors to have received both the Tony Award and Academy Award twice.

 8 
John Singer Sargent
(American Expatriate Artist and One of the Leading Portrait Painters of His Generation)
John Singer Sargent
6
Birthdate: January 12, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1925

John Singer Sargent, an artist active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation." Prolific in his output, he created more than 2,000 watercolors and around 900 oil paintings. He also made numerous sketches and charcoal drawings. He painted with remarkable technical acumen and was internationally known for his expertise.   

 9 
Percy Sledge
(Known for the Song ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’, a No. 1 Hit in 1966)
Percy Sledge
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leighton, Alabama, United States
Died: 2015

Best known for his Billboard-charting and gold-certified hit When a Man Loves a Woman, Percy Sledge began his music career with The Esquires Combo while working as a nurse. He later scored more hits such as Warm and Tender Love and received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award.

 10 
Don Ho
(Best known for theme song Tiny Bubbles)
Don Ho
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 13, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kaka'ako, Hawaii, United States
Died: 2007
 11 
M. Visvesvaraya
(Civil Engineer)
M. Visvesvaraya
43
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 15, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Muddenahalli, Chikballapur, Kingdom of Mysore (now in Karnataka)
Died: 1962
Sir M. Visvesvaraya is remembered for his role in revolutionizing the flood-protection system in Hyderabad and worked as the chief engineer of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam near Mysore. He received the knighthood and the Bharat Ratna. His birthday is celebrated as Engineers' Day in India, Tanzania, and Sri Lanka.
 12 
Anthony Newley
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 24, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1999
 13 
Vladimir Mayakovsky
(Russian Poet and Playwright Who was a Prominent Figure of the Russian Futurist Movement)
Vladimir Mayakovsky
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 19, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baghdati, Georgia
Died: 1930

Vladimir Mayakovsky was a Russian and Soviet playwright, poet, artist, and actor. He was a prominent figure of the Russian Futurist movement in the pre-Revolution period leading to 1917. He produced a large and diverse body of work during his career. He admired Vladimir Lenin and supported the ideology of the Bolsheviks. He was popular outside Russia as well. 

 14 
Louis Sullivan
(Pioneering Architect)
Louis Sullivan
2
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 3, 1856
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston
Died: 1924

Louis Sullivan was an architect who became only the second person to be honored with a posthumous AIA Gold Medal. Dubbed the father of modernism and the father of skyscrapers, Sullivan contributed immensely to the Chicago School of architecture. He is also credited with mentoring Frank Lloyd Wright who went on to become a respected architect in his own right.

 15 
Aleksandr Scriabin
(One of the Most Controversial Composer-Pianists of the Early 20th Century)
Aleksandr Scriabin
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 25, 1871
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1915

Russian composer and pianist Aleksandr Scriabin is considered one of the most innovative and controversial of early modern composers. Interested in music from an early age, he built pianos as a young man and didn’t take long to establish himself as a brilliant composer. Unfortunately, he died at the height of his career, at the age of just 43. 

 16 
Clyde Tolson
(1st Associate Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation)
Clyde Tolson
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 22, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Laredo, Missouri, United States
Died: 1975

Clyde Tolson was an American associate director of the FBI from 1930 to 1972. He is perhaps best remembered for his relationship with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover; it has been speculated that Clyde Tolson shared an intimate relationship with Hoover.

 17 
Jonathan Frid
(Film actor)
Jonathan Frid
4
Birthdate: December 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died: 2012
 18 
Bibi Andersson
(Former Actress best known for her frequent collaborations with filmmaker Ingmar Bergman)
Bibi Andersson
5
Birthdate: November 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2019
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 19 
Pete Farndon
(Former English bassist and founding member of the rock band the Pretenders.)
Pete Farndon
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hereford, England
Died: 1983
 20 
Trevor Gordon Bannister
(Actor)
Trevor Gordon Bannister
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Birthdate: August 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Durrington, United Kingdom
Died: 2011
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 21 
Gene Wolfe
(Writer)
Gene Wolfe
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2019
 22 
L. L. Zamenhof
(Linguist, Ophthalmologist, Inventor, Poet, Translator, Esperantist, Physician, Writer, Bible translator)
L. L. Zamenhof
2
Birthdate: December 15, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Białystok
Died: 1917

L. L. Zamenhof was an ophthalmologist best remembered for creating the most widely spoken international auxiliary language, Esperanto. He came up with the constructed language after being consumed by the idea of a warless world. L. L. Zamenhof received several honors for creating Esperanto, including the Légion d'honneur. He also received 12 nominations for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.

 23 
Cap Anson
(Baseball Player)
Cap Anson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 17, 1852
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
Died: 1922
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 24 
Hal Greer
(Basketball player)
Hal Greer
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 25 
Ramana Maharshi
(Indian Hindu Sage and Jivanmukta)
Ramana Maharshi
11
Birthdate: December 30, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tiruchuzhi, Virudhunagar, India
Died: 1950

Indian Hindu sage Ramana Maharshi had run away to Arunachala, a sacred mountain in Tamil Nadu, at 16, and had stayed there throughout his life. He propagated vichara, or self-enquiry, as the primary means of self-realization, instead of the study of scriptures as proposed by the Advaita Vedanta philosophy.

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Dorothy Squires
(British singer)
Dorothy Squires
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 25, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pontyberem, Wales
Died: 1998

Born to working-class parents, in their travel trailer in Wales, singer Dorothy Squires initially worked at a tin plate factory but had started performing at age 16. Achieving phenomenal success with tracks such as I'm Walking Behind You, she later married Roger Moore but died penniless due to her multiple lawsuits.

 27 
Ernest Bevin
(British statesman)
Ernest Bevin
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 9, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winsford, Somerset
Died: 1951
 28 
Guillermo Kahlo
(Former Photographer who photographically documented important architectural works, churches, streets, landmarks, as well as industries and companies in Mexico)
Guillermo Kahlo
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: October 26, 1871
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pforzheim, Germany
Died: 1948
 29 
Jean Genet
(Writer Known for His Novels 'The Thief's Journal' & 'Our Lady of The Flowers')
Jean Genet
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 19, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1986

Jean Genet was a French playwright, novelist, essayist, poet, and political activist. Genet is best remembered for his transformation into a writer and playwright after spending his early life as a petty criminal and vagabond. His best-known works include novels, such as Our Lady of the Flowers and The Thief's Journal.

 30 
Peter Steele
(Singer and bassist for the goth and metal band Type O Negative)
Peter Steele
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 31 
Arthur Marx
(American Writer and Son of Entertainer Groucho Marx and His First Wife, Ruth Johnson)
Arthur Marx
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2011
 32 
Maurice Druon
(Novelist)
Maurice Druon
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2009
 33 
Colin Davis
(English Conductor Best Remembered For His Work With The 'London Symphony Orchestra')
Colin Davis
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Weybridge, England
Died: 2013
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 34 
F.R. Leavis
(Literature Critic)
F.R. Leavis
0
Birthdate: July 14, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: 1978
 35 
Fulk IV, Count of Anjou
(King)
Fulk IV, Count of Anjou
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1043 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: 1109
 36 
Zebulon B. Vance
(Politician)
Zebulon B. Vance
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 13, 1830
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buncombe, North Carolina
Died: 1894
 37 
Ivan Galamian
(Teacher)
Ivan Galamian
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 23, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tabrīz, Iran
Died: 1981
 38 
Ollie Johnston
(Animator)
Ollie Johnston
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States
Died: 2008
 39 
Jim Baxter
(One of Scotland's Greatest Footballers Ever)
Jim Baxter
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hill of Beath, Fife, Scotland
Died: 2001
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 40 
Lidwina
(Christian mystic)
Lidwina
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 18, 1380
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Schiedam, County of Holland
Died: 1433
 41 
David J. C. MacKay
(Physicist, Computer scientist, Professor)
David J. C. MacKay
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent
Died: 2016

David J. C. MacKay was a British mathematician, physicist, and academic. He studied at the University of Cambridge and the California Institute of Technology. As an academic, he served as the Regius Professor of Engineering in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. In 2009, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS). 

 42 
Avvakum
(Russian Priest, Old Believer, and Pioneering Literary Figure)
Avvakum
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 5, 1620
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grigorovo, Russia
Died: 1682

Avvakum Petrovich, or Awakum, was a Russian priest and a leader of Old Believers. He drifted away from the Russian Orthodox church and supported the Old Rite, bringing in massive reforms. His memoir and letters have made him a pioneering figure of modern Russian literature, too.

 43 
James Dwight Dana
(US Mineralogist and Geologist Who Conducted Pioneering Research on Volcanoes, Corals, Continents, and Mountains)
James Dwight Dana
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 12, 1813
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States
Died: 1895

Copley Medal-winning US geologist and mineralogist James Dwight Dana is remembered for his path-breaking studies on topics such as mountain building, marine life, coral reefs, volcanic activity, and continents. A System of Mineralogy and Manual of Mineralogy are 2 of his iconic works, the latter of which became a standard text.

 44 
Peter Rogers
(Film Producer)
Peter Rogers
0
Birthdate: February 20, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rochester, England
Died: 2009
 45 
Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay
(Russian Anthropologist Known for Being One of the First to Explore New Guinea and Oppose Slavery)
Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 17, 1846
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yazykovo, Russia
Died: 1888

Russian explorer and anthropologist Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay was one of the first scientists to live with the indigenous community of New Guinea. Named the Moon Man by the Papuans for his ability to produce light through his lantern, he fought against slavery. He was idolized by both Russia and Australia.

 46 
Gianni Rodari
(Italian Writer and Journalist, Famous for His Works of Children’s Literature ‘Il Romanzo Di Cipollino')
Gianni Rodari
0
Birthdate: October 23, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omegna, Italy
Died: 1980

Gianni Rodari was an Italian writer best known for his works of children's literature, notably Il romanzo di Cipollino. He is counted among Italy's most important 20th-century children's authors. As a young man, he participated in the Italian resistance movement and worked as a journalist. He began writing books for children in the 1940s. 

 47 
Israr Ahmed
(Islamic Theologian, Philosopher and Scholar)
Israr Ahmed
0
Birthdate: April 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Haryana, India
Died: 2010

Israr Ahmed was a Pakistani philosopher, Islamic theologian, and Islamic scholar. He is credited with founding an influential Islamic organization called Tanzeem-e-Islami, which has attracted followers from North America, Western Europe, and Middle East. Many of his books have been translated into various other languages. In 1981, Israr Ahmed was honored with the prestigious Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan.

 48 
Sabicas
(Guitarist)
Sabicas
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pamplona, Spain
Died: 1990

Spanish gypsy guitarist Sabicas is remembered as one of the greatest flamenco musicians of all time. His personal and professional relationship with flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya was also part of gossip magazines. He had started playing the guitar at age 5 and began performing publicly at age 8.

 49 
Phil Katz
(Programmer, Computer scientist)
Phil Katz
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milwaukee
Died: 2000
 50 
Émile Bouchard
(Ice Hockey Player)
Émile Bouchard
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 4, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 2012
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)