Died On May 13th

Discover the most famous people who died on May 13. The list includes people like Gary Cooper, R. K. Narayan, Cyrus McCormick, Joseph Henry, Sholem Aleichem. Famous personalities featured on this list, include journalists, novelists, zoologists and priests and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Doris Day
(One of the Biggest Film Stars of Golden Age of Hollywood )
Doris Day
64
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 2019
Doris Day began her career singing with the Les Brown Band and as a solo artist. As an actor, she delivered many hits with Rock Hudson, including Pillow Talk, which earned her an Academy Award nomination. She is remembered as a legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
 2 
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
(2nd President of UAE (2004–2022))
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
69
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Al Ain, Trucial States
Died: 2022

Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, son of the UAE’s first president, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is the reigning president of the UAE and the emir of Abu Dhabi. He heads the UAE Armed Forces and the Supreme Petroleum Council. In 2011, he was the world’s fourth-wealthiest monarch.

 3 
Gary Cooper
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Gary Cooper
19
Birthdate: May 7, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Helena, Montana, United States
Died: 1961

Gary Cooper was one of the most popular and versatile American actors of all time. Known for his understated acting style, Cooper won the adulation of critics, fans, and fellow movie stars. A major movie star throughout the golden age of cinema, Cooper was ranked 11th on the 25 greatest male stars of classic Hollywood cinema list published by AFI.

 4 
Margot Kidder
(Actress and Activist Known for Her Role as ‘Lois Lane’ in the ‘Superman Film Series’)
Margot Kidder
28
Birthdate: October 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yellowknife, Canada
Died: 2018

Margot Kidder is best remembered for her roles as Lois Lane in the Superman movie franchise and as Kathy Lutz in The Amityville Horror. Fans also loved her in the hit Broadway play The Vagina Monologues. She was a vocal anti-war and pro-environment activist. She eventually died by suicide.

 5 
Dan Blocker
(Actor)
Dan Blocker
7
Birthdate: December 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: De Kalb, Texas, USA
Died: 1972
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 6 
Chet Baker
(Trumpeter and Vocalist Known for Major Innovations in 'Cool Jazz')
Chet Baker
15
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yale, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 1988

Chet Baker was an American vocalist and jazz trumpeter. He achieved recognition during the 1950s and his innovations within cool jazz, a style of modern jazz music, earned him the nickname prince of cool. However, his drug addiction overshadowed much of his professional achievements. His life and work inspired the 2015 drama film Born to Be Blue.

 7 
Perry Como
(Singer)
Perry Como
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 2001
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 8 
Fridtjof Nansen
(Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the First High Commissioner for Refugees Appointed by the League of Nations)
Fridtjof Nansen
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 10, 1861
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: 1930

Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian polymath who won the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his post-war efforts after the First World War. A well-known explorer, humanitarian, and diplomat, Nansen achieved international fame for his attempt to reach the geographical North Pole during his Fram expedition. His techniques and innovations influenced a generation of succeeding Antarctic and Arctic expeditions.

 9 
Apolinario Mabini
(Filipino Revolutionary and the 1st Prime Minister of the Philippines)
Apolinario Mabini
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 23, 1864
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Talaga, Tanauan, Philippines
Died: 1903

The 1st prime minister of the Philippines, Apolinario Mabini led the Philippine Revolution and helped in drafting the Malolos Constitution. Born into a family of illiterate peasants, he became a lawyer, before joining the forces of revolutionary Emilio Aguinaldo. He spent most of his later years in exile, targeted by the US.

 10 
R. K. Narayan
(Indian Author Known for His known for His Work Set in the Fictional South Indian Town of Malgudi)
R. K. Narayan
113
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 10, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: 2001

Remembered as one of the greatest authors of Indian literature in English, R. K. Narayan created the iconic character Swami and related his experiences set in the fictional town of Malgudi. The Sahitya Akademi and Padma Vibhushan winner was also the brother of cartoonist R.K. Laxman.

 11 
Donald Dunn
(Guitarist)
Donald Dunn
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2012
 12 
Jason Miller
(Playwright, Actor)
Jason Miller
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: 2001
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Selma Diamond
(Actress)
Selma Diamond
1
Birthdate: August 5, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 1985
 14 
Bob Wills
(Musician)
Bob Wills
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 6, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Limestone County, Texas, United States
Died: 1975
 15 
George Dantzig
(American Mathematical Scientist)
George Dantzig
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: 2005

Mathematician George Dantzig, known for his research on linear programming, was the first to develop the simplex method. The National Medal of Science winner was the son of mathematician and linguist Tobias Dantzig. He was associated with RAND Corporation and also taught computer science and operations research at Stanford.

 16 
Cyrus McCormick
(Inventor of mechanical reaper)
Cyrus McCormick
6
Birthdate: February 15, 1809
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shenandoah Valley
Died: 1884
 17 
Joyce Brothers
(American psychologist)
Joyce Brothers
6
Birthdate: October 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: 2013
 18 
Takeda Shingen
(Head of Takeda clan (1541–1573))
Takeda Shingen
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 1, 1521
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kai Province, Japan
Died: 1573

Takeda Shingen was an influential daimyo, or feudal lord of the Takeda clan, in Japan, apart from being an able military leader. Also known as the Tiger of Kai, he had long military conflicts with Uesugi and other leaders. His life inspired legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s Kagemusha.

 19 
John Phillip Law
(Actor)
John Phillip Law
1
Birthdate: September 7, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2008
 20 
Georges Cuvier
(French Naturalist and Zoologist Known for Establishing the Field of 'Comparative Anatomy' and 'Paleontology')
Georges Cuvier
2
Birthdate: August 23, 1769
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Doubs, France
Died: 1832

Georges Cuvier was a French zoologist and naturalist. A major figure in the early 19th century's research of natural sciences, Cuvier played an important role in establishing the fields of comparative paleontology and anatomy by comparing fossils with living animals, for which he is sometimes regarded as the founding father of paleontology.

 21 
Wanda Rutkiewicz
(The First Woman to Reach the Summit of K2 and the Third Woman To Climb Mount Everest)
Wanda Rutkiewicz
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Plungė, Lithuania
Died: 1992
 22 
Valeriy Lobanovskyi
(Ukrainian Football Player and Manager)
Valeriy Lobanovskyi
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: 2002
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 23 
Gene Sarazen
(American Professional Golfer Who Was a World-Class Player in the 1920s and 1930s)
Gene Sarazen
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harrison, New York, United States
Died: 1999

Gene Sarazen was an American golfer who won seven major championships. Regarded as one of the greatest golfers of his generation, Sarazen is one of the five golfers who have achieved a Career Grand Slam. In 1974, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. In 1992, Sarazen was honored with the prestigious Bob Jones Award.

 24 
Joseph Henry
(Scientist)
Joseph Henry
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 17, 1797
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: 1878
 25 
Paul Bartel
(Actor)
Paul Bartel
4
Birthdate: August 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2000
 26 
Johan van Oldenbarnevelt
(Statesman)
Johan van Oldenbarnevelt
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 14, 1547
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amersfoort, Netherlands
Died: 1619
 27 
Franz Kline
(Abstract Expressionist Artist)
Franz Kline
2
Birthdate: May 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1962

Franz Kline of the New York School is counted among the most significant artists of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Labelled as an action painter, Kline’s etched a niche with his seemingly spontaneous and intense style that focused more on actual brushstrokes and use of canvas instead on figures or imagery as exemplified in his masterpiece, Number 2 (1954).

 28 
Sholem Aleichem
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 2, 1859
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pereiaslav, Ukraine
Died: 1916
 29 
Imelda Lambertini
(Religious)
Imelda Lambertini
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 1, 1322
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 1333
 30 
Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah
(Emir of Kuwait)
Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah
4
Birthdate: May 13, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kuwait
Died: 2008
 31 
James Young (Chemist)
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 13, 1811
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: 1883

Born to a carpenter in Glasgow, James Young initially assisted his father but later gained an interest in chemistry. He grew up to invent a process of extracting oil from coal and oil shales. Owing to his paraffin oil company, which he owned, he later earned the nickname Paraffin Young.

 32 
Charles Édouard Guillaume
(Discoverer of Invar and Elinvar)
Charles Édouard Guillaume
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 15, 1861
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fleurier
Died: 1938

Born in Switzerland, Charles Édouard Guillaume grew up to win the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the nickel-steel alloys invar and elinva. He also served the International Bureau of Weights and Measures as its director, while his research covered horology and space radiation, too.

 33 
Ben Roy Mottelson
(American-Danish Nuclear Physicist Who Won the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Ben Roy Mottelson
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2022

Nobel Prize-winning Danish-American physicist Ben Roy Mottelson is best known for his research on asymmetrical shapes of atomic nuclei. A Harvard alumnus, he later taught at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Nuclear Physics in Copenhagen. He has been named to the American Philosophical Society, too, among other honorary organizations.

 34 
Teresa Berganza
(Spanish Opera Singer Known for Her Roles in Gioachino Rossini's Operas)
Teresa Berganza
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 16, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 2022

Spanish opera singer Teresa Berganza was known for playing iconic roles such as Rosina in Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. She also appeared in several films such as the 1979 movie adaptation of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. She was the first female member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.

 35 
Kate Webb
(Journalist)
Kate Webb
0
Birthdate: March 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
Died: 2007
 36 
Shobushi Kanji
(Japanese Sumo Wrestler)
Shobushi Kanji
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kōfu, Yamanashi Prefecture Yamanashi, Japan
Died: 2020
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 37 
Sergey Georgyevich Gorshkov
(Admiral)
Sergey Georgyevich Gorshkov
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
Died: 1988
 38 
Peadar O'Donnell
(Politician)
Peadar O'Donnell
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dungloe, Ireland
Died: 1986
 39 
Gabriel Tarde
(French Sociologist, Criminologist and Social Psychologist Best Known for His Criminological Work and His Criticism of 'Durkheim')
Gabriel Tarde
0
Birthdate: March 12, 1843
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sarlat-la-Canéda, France
Died: 1904

Sociologist and criminologist Gabriel Tarde is best remembered for his theory of social interaction. Initially a magistrate, he later taught modern philosophy. He is remembered for his ideas on imitation and his criticism of the concept of the atavistic criminal. He also penned a sci-fi novel.

 40 
Harry Schell
(American Race Car Driver and the First American Driver to Start a Formula One Grand Prix)
Harry Schell
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 29, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1960
 41 
Stanisław Leśniewski
(Polish Mathematician, Philosopher and Logician)
Stanisław Leśniewski
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 30, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Serpukhov, Russia
Died: 1939

Stanisław Leśniewski was a Polish mathematician, philosopher, and logician, who belonged to the first generation of the Lwów–Warsaw School of logic. His major contribution to mathematics was the construction of three nested formal systems: protothetic, ontology, and mereology. He was also a radical nominalist. He died shortly before the German invasion of Poland in 1939.  

 42 
Hugues-Bernard Maret, duc de Bassano
(Statesman)
Hugues-Bernard Maret, duc de Bassano
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 1, 1763
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: 1839
 43 
Richard Ellmann
(American scholar)
Richard Ellmann
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Highland Park, Michigan, United States
Died: 1987
 44 
Nathan Abshire
(Accordion Player)
Nathan Abshire
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gueydan, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1981
 45 
Yoshio
(Singer)
Yoshio
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 2020
 46 
Colin Ridgway
(Australian American Footballer Who Played as a Punter)
Colin Ridgway
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: 1993
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 47 
Peter Viereck
(Poet)
Peter Viereck
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 5, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 2006
 48 
John Savage
(Physician)
John Savage
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newport, Wales
Died: 2003

Born to a Canadian physician in Wales, John Savage followed in his father’s footsteps to study medicine. He later gained the name "hippie doctor" for his beard and unconventional treatments. He later led the Nova Scotia Liberal Party and also became the Premier of Nova Scotia.

 49 
Marguerite Perey
(Physicist)
Marguerite Perey
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Villemomble, France
Died: 1975
 50 
Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington
(Socialite)
Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1948