Died On August 14th

Discover the most famous people who died on August 14. The list includes people like William Randolph Hearst, Bertolt Brecht, Oscar Levant, Enzo Ferrari, J. B. Priestley. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, playwrights, actors and chemists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & France and many more countries.
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Enzo Ferrari
(Italian racing driver)
Enzo Ferrari
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 18, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Turin
Died: 1988
Italian race-car driver Enzo Ferrari, also known as "il Commendatore" and "il Drake,” founded the motor-racing team Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix. He had also been part of the Italian army during World War I. He was posthumously inducted into the International Motorsports and the Automotive halls of fame.
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William Randolph Hearst
(Newspaper Baron)
William Randolph Hearst
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 29, 1863
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1951

William Randolph Hearst was an American newspaper publisher, businessman, and politician. He is credited with developing America's largest newspaper chain, Hearst Communications. Today, Hearst Communications has grown into a multinational business information and mass media conglomerate. William Randolph Hearst’s life and work inspired the creation of Charles Foster Kane, the main character in the 1941 drama film, Citizen Kane.

 3 
Bertolt Brecht
(Theatre Practitioner, Playwright, and Poet Known for His Plays: ‘The Threepenny Opera’ and ‘Life of Galileo’)
Bertolt Brecht
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany
Died: 1956

German playwright, poet, and theater director, Bertolt Brecht, is best known for co-writing the play, The Threepenny Opera, with Kurt Weill. Growing up in war-torn Germany in the early 20th century, he had a difficult life. A hardcore Marxist, he lived in exile during the Nazi period. He returned to Germany after the war and established a theater company.

 4 
Dorothy Stratten
(Canadian Former Actress and Model Who was Killed by Her Estranged Husband Paul Snider)
Dorothy Stratten
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Birthdate: February 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: 1980

Dorothy Stratten was a Canadian model, actress, and Playboy Playmate. Renowned for her beauty, Stratten was adjudged the Playboy Playmate of the Year in 1980 before she was killed by her estranged husband Paul Snider at the age of 20. Her relationship with Snider and her death inspired films, such as Death of a Centerfold and Star 80.

 5 
Bruno Kirby
(Actor)
Bruno Kirby
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Birthdate: April 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 2006
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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J. B. Priestley
(Novelist and Playwright)
J. B. Priestley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 13, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: 1984
 7 
Ron Palillo
(Actor)
Ron Palillo
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Birthdate: April 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
Pee Wee Reese
(Baseball player)
Pee Wee Reese
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ekron
Died: 1999
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
(Investor, Trader)
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
Died: 2022

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was an Indian investor and businessman. One of the richest businessmen in India, Jhunjhunwala was referred to as the King of Bull Market and the Warren Buffett of India. He served as the chairman of Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd and Aptech Limited. He was a promoter of India's newest airline, Akasa Air

 10 
Oscar Levant
(American pianist)
Oscar Levant
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Birthdate: December 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
Died: 1972
 11 
David Farragut
(Military officer)
David Farragut
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 5, 1801
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Farragut, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1870
 12 
Roy Buchanan
(Musician, Guitarist)
Roy Buchanan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 23, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ozark
Died: 1988
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Czesław Miłosz
(One of the Great Poets of the 20th Century)
Czesław Miłosz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 30, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Šeteniai, Lithuania
Died: 2004

Nobel Prize-winning Polish-American poet Czesław Miłosz, known for the iconic Poem of Frozen Time, had made a lucky escape during the German invasion of Poland but had gone back using fake documents to be with his wife, Janina. He later became a Polish diplomat and also taught in the US.

 14 
Linda Manz
(Actress)
Linda Manz
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Birthdate: August 20, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 4'10" (147 cm)
 15 
John I of Portugal
(King of Portugal)
John I of Portugal
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Birthdate: April 11, 1357
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: 1433
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Frédéric Joliot-Curie
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 19, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1958

Frédéric Joliot-Curie was a French physicist whose discovery of artificial radioactivity earned him the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which was jointly awarded to Frédéric and his wife Irène Joliot-Curie. Along with his wife, Frédéric is credited with founding the Orsay Faculty of Sciences, a physics and mathematics school within Paris-Saclay University. He had also won the Stalin Peace Prize.

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Johnny Burnette
(Singer, Musician)
Johnny Burnette
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1964
 18 
Abbey Lincoln
(Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Civil Rights Activist)
Abbey Lincoln
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 6, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 2010
 19 
Frank Broyles
(American football player)
Frank Broyles
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, United States
Died: 2017
 20 
Fyvush Finkel
(Actor known as a star of Yiddish theater and for his role as lawyer Douglas Wambaugh on the television series Picket Fences)
Fyvush Finkel
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Birthdate: October 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brownsville, New York, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Phyllis Thaxter
(Actress)
Phyllis Thaxter
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Birthdate: November 20, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
Died: 2012
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Sarah Childress Polk
(First Lady of the United States from 1845 to 1849)
Sarah Childress Polk
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 4, 1803
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1891
 23 
Sergiu Celibidache
(Greatest conductor of the 20th century)
Sergiu Celibidache
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Roman, Romania
Died: 1996
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 24 
John Sirica
(Former Judge who became famous for his role in the trials stemming from the Watergate scandal)
John Sirica
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 19, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1992
 25 
Elias Canetti
(German-Language Writer Who Won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981)
Elias Canetti
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 25, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ruse, Bulgaria
Died: 1994

Bulgarian-born author and Nobel laureate Elias Canetti interestingly became one of the greatest authors in German, his third language. Though equipped with a doctoral degree in chemistry, he gained fame for his iconic works such as The Tower of Babel and Crowds and Power, which focused on crowd psychology.

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Alexander Luria
(Soviet Neuropsychologist Regarded as the 'Father of Neuropsychology')
Alexander Luria
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Birthdate: July 16, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kazan, Russia
Died: 1977

Alexander Luria was a Soviet neuropsychologist who served as the leader of the Vygotsky Circle, an informal network of psychologists, physiologists, neuroscientists, and medical specialists. Often referred to as the father of neuropsychological assessment, Luria came up with influential books that serve as psychological textbooks for students. His book The Mind of a Mnemonist inspired films like Away with Words.

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Maximilian Kolbe
(Polish Catholic Priest and Conventual Franciscan Friar)
Maximilian Kolbe
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 8, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zduńska Wola, Poland
Died: 1941

Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar and a Catholic priest. Venerated as Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Maximilian is best remembered for volunteering to die at the death camp of Auschwitz in place of a stranger during World War II. In 1982, Pope John Paul II declared Maximilian Kolbe a martyr of charity.

 28 
William Buckland
(English Theologian, Palaeontologist, and Geologist Who Wrote the First Full Account of a Dinosaur Fossil)
William Buckland
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 12, 1784
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Axminster, Devon, England
Died: 1856

William Buckland was an English theologian, palaeontologist, and geologist. He is best remembered for his service as the Dean of Westminster. He is credited with writing the first full account of a dinosaur fossil, which he named Megalosaurus. William Buckland pioneered the usage of fossilized faeces to reconstruct ecosystems. Buckland was the recipient of the prestigious Copley Medal.

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Earl Anthony
(Bowler)
Earl Anthony
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kent, Washington, United States
Died: 2001
 30 
Larry Rivers
(American Artist, Filmmaker and Musician Who is Regarded as the Godfather of Pop Art)
Larry Rivers
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Birthdate: August 17, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2002
Larry Rivers was an American artist, filmmaker, musician, and occasional actor. Widely regarded as the godfather of pop art, Rivers pioneered the merging of non-narrative and non-objective art with objective and narrative abstraction. In 2002, the Corcoran Gallery of Art held a retrospective exhibition of Larry Rivers' work.            
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Bergen
(Singer)
Bergen
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mersin, Turkey
Died: 1989
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Yekaterina Golubeva
(Actress)
Yekaterina Golubeva
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Birthdate: October 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 2011
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Alfred Harmsworth
(British publisher)
Alfred Harmsworth
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Birthdate: July 15, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chapelizod, Ireland
Died: 1922
 34 
Karl Böhm
(Conductor, Music director)
Karl Böhm
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Birthdate: August 28, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Graz
Died: 1981
 35 
Margaret Taylor
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Margaret Taylor
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 21, 1788
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Calvert County, Maryland, United States
Died: 1852
 36 
Alison Smithson
(Architect)
Alison Smithson
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Died: 1993

Alison Smithson was one half of the renowned British architect duo Alison and Peter Smithson, the other half of which was her husband. They contributed immensely to the New Brutalism, or British Brutalism, style of architecture and also popularized themes such as streets in the sky.

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Maria Anna of Austria
(Queen)
Maria Anna of Austria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 7, 1683
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Linz, Austria
Died: 1754

The daughter of Leopold I of the Holy Roman Empire, Maria Anna of Austria had also been the queen consort of Portugal by virtue of her marriage to King John V. Following her husband’s stroke and partial paralysis, she also served as a regent. Following her death, her heart was buried in Vienna.

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Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde
(Officer)
Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 20, 1792
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 1863
 39 
Svetozar Gligoric
(Serbian and Yugoslav Chess Grandmaster and Musician)
Svetozar Gligoric
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: 2012
 40 
Raymond Hood
(Architect)
Raymond Hood
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: March 29, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 1934
Raymond Hood was an American aechitect who worked in the Neo-Gothic and Art Deco styles and is known for his outsized influence on 20th-century architecture. An early proponent of a “city of towers”, Hood advocated for larger assemblages of land. He was noted for skyscraper designs in Chicago and New York City and is known for designing Tribune Tower, Rockefeller Center, and American Radiator Building.
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Edgar Rosenberg
(British Film and Television Producer)
Edgar Rosenberg
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Birthdate: September 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bremerhaven, Germany
Died: 1987
 42 
Ewa Demarczyk
(Singer)
Ewa Demarczyk
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: 2020
 43 
Tiberius II Constantine
(Was Eastern Roman emperor from 574 to 582)
Tiberius II Constantine
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Birthdate: 0520 AD
Birthplace: Thrace
Died: 0582
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Clifford Odets
(Screenwriter, Film director, Actor, Writer, Playwright, Stage actor)
Clifford Odets
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 18, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: 1963
 45 
Camilla Horn
(Actress)
Camilla Horn
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Birthdate: April 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died: 1996

Camilla Horn was a German actress and dancer who performed in films of both the silent and sound era. She achieved popularity in the USA during the late 1920s when she appeared in many popular Hollywood films. Camilla Horn remained a screen favorite in Italian, British, and German films throughout her acting career.

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Madeleine Collinson
(Model)
Madeleine Collinson
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sliema, Malta
Died: 2014
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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H. C. McNeile
(Soldier)
H. C. McNeile
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Birthdate: September 28, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bodmin, England
Died: 1937
 48 
William Croft
(Composer)
William Croft
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 30, 1678
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: England, Ettington
Died: 1727
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Sister Mary Irene FitzGibbon
(American Nun Who Founded the 'New York Foundling Hospital')
Sister Mary Irene FitzGibbon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 12, 1823
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: 1896

Sister Mary Irene FitzGibbon, popularly known as Sister Irene, is best remembered as the founder of the New York Foundling Hospital, a first-of-its-kind hospital that catered to abandoned infants, especially those born of unwed mothers. She also introduced pioneering programs for adoption and for arrangement of foster homes.

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Marie Bell
(Actress, Director)
Marie Bell
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Birthdate: December 23, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bègles, France
Died: 1985