Died On May 14th

Discover the most famous people who died on May 14. The list includes people like Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth, B.B. King, Henry IV of France, Louis XIII of France. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actresses, emperors & kings, actors and philosophers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Frank Sinatra
(One of The World's Best-selling Music Artists of All Time)
Frank Sinatra
98
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1998

Amongst the most popular singers of the 20th century and one of the bestselling artists of all time, Frank Sinatra began his musical career singing with bands and later established his successful solo career with albums like The Voice of Frank Sinatra. Also an award winning actor, he featured in movies like From Here to Eternity and The Manchurian Candidate.

 2 
Rita Hayworth
(American Actress, Dancer, Producer and One of the Most Glamorous Screen Idols of the 1940s)
Rita Hayworth
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Birthdate: October 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1987

Rita Hayworth was one of the most glamorous Hollywood actresses of the 1930s and 1940s. Her filmography includes 61 films among which the most notable ones are The Strawberry BlondeGilda and Cover Girl. The personal life of the actress, who was also known as the Love Goddess, was marked by a series of failed marriages.

 3 
B.B. King
(Singer-songwriter)
B.B. King
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berclair, Mississippi
Died: 2015
Known as “The King of the Blues,” legendary musician B. B. King introduced a signature style of soloing using string bending and vibrato. His song The Thrill is Gone won him a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. He was featured on Rolling Stone’s “100 greatest guitarists of all time” list.
 4 
Tim Conway
(Actor)
Tim Conway
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Birthdate: December 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Willoughby, Ohio, USA
Died: 2019
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 5 
Louis XIII of France
(Former King of France (1610 – 1643))
Louis XIII of France
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Birthdate: September 27, 1601
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Château de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, France
Died: 1643

Louis XIII of France reigned as the King of France between 1610 and 1643. He is best remembered for saving the kingdom from the mismanagement of his mother Marie de' Medici, who was exiled by a 16-year-old Louis XIII. He is also credited with popularizing wigs among men, which had not been fashionable since antiquity.

 6 
Henry IV of France
(King of France from 1589 to 1610)
Henry IV of France
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Birthdate: December 13, 1553
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pau, France
Died: 1610

Henry IV of France reigned as the King of France from 2 August 1589 until his death on 14 May 1610. Remembered for his concern about the welfare of the people of France, Henry worked to eliminate corruption, promote agriculture, encourage education, and regularize state finance. The character of Ferdinand in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost was loosely based on Henry.

 7 
Robert Stack
(Actor)
Robert Stack
1
Birthdate: January 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2003
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 8 
Powers Boothe
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Miniseries 'Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones')
Powers Boothe
9
Birthdate: June 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Snyder, Texas, United States
Died: 2017
Powers Boothe is best known for his Emmy-winning performance as real-life cult leader Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones. He started as a Shakespearean actor and later played significant roles in Deadwood, Tombstone, 24, and Nashville. He has also voiced characters in video games.
 9 
Hugh Beaumont
4
Birthdate: February 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Eudora, Kansas, United States
Died: 1982
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
Mary Seacole
(Heroine of the Crimean War)
Mary Seacole
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 23, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: 1881

Mary Seacole was a British-Jamaican nurse, businesswoman, and healer. She played a major role during the Crimean War, providing aid for wounded servicemen and nursing them back to health. In 1991, Seacole was posthumously honored with the Jamaican Order of Merit. In 2004, she was named the greatest black Briton for her contribution during the war.

 11 
Billie Burke
(Actress)
Billie Burke
4
Birthdate: August 7, 1884
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: 1970
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 12 
Phyllis George
(Businesswoman and Sportscaster, Co-Host of the CBS Show ‘The NFL Today’ and Winner of ‘Miss America 1971’)
Phyllis George
4
Birthdate: June 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Denton, Texas, United States
Died: 2020
Sportscaster Phyllis George initially soared to fame as the winner of Miss Texas 1970 and Miss America 1971. She then became a reporter and co-presenter of The NFL Today. As the wife of KFC owner and Kentucky governor John Y. Brown Jr., she was also the First Lady of Kentucky.
 13 
Emma Goldman
(American Anarchist Political Activist and Writer)
Emma Goldman
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Died: 1940

Emma Goldman was a writer and anarchist political activist. She played an important role in popularizing the anarchist political philosophy in Europe and North America in the early and mid-20th century. Her lectures and writing spanned a wide variety of subjects, such as atheism, militarism, freedom of speech, homosexuality, capitalism, and free love.

 14 
Frederick VIII of Denmark
(King)
Frederick VIII of Denmark
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Birthdate: June 3, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1912
 15 
Anna Lee
(Actress)
Anna Lee
2
Birthdate: January 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ightham, Kent, England
Died: 2004
 16 
Peter Griffith
(Actor)
Peter Griffith
3
Birthdate: October 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died: 2001
 17 
August Strindberg
(Father of Modern Swedish Literature)
August Strindberg
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1849
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1912

August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, painter, essayist, novelist, and poet. He wrote over 30 works of fiction and more than 60 plays in an illustrious career that spanned 40 years. Widely regarded as the father of modern Swedish literature, Strindberg is best remembered for his work The Red Room, which is considered the first modern Swedish novel.

 18 
Henry J. Heinz
(Businessperson)
Henry J. Heinz
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 11, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: South Side (Pittsburgh) Birmingham, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1919
 19 
Wendy Hiller
(Actress)
Wendy Hiller
2
Birthdate: August 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bramhall, Cheshire, England
Died: 2003
 20 
Marjory Douglas
(Journalist)
Marjory Douglas
3
Birthdate: April 7, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1998
 21 
Dave DeBusschere
(Basketball player)
Dave DeBusschere
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 16, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2003
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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H. Rider Haggard
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 22, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bradenham, England
Died: 1925
 23 
Hugh Griffith
(Actor)
Hugh Griffith
3
Birthdate: May 30, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marian-glas, Wales
Died: 1980
 24 
Andrew Symonds
(Australian International Cricketer Who Played All Three Formats as a Batting All-Rounder)
Andrew Symonds
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Died: 2022
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 25 
Frances Perkins
(United States Secretary of Labor (1933-45))
Frances Perkins
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 10, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1965
 26 
Tahmasp I
(Second Shah of Safavid Iran from 1524 to 1576)
Tahmasp I
7
Birthdate: February 22, 1514
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shahabad, Iran
Died: 1576

Tahmasp I ruled as the Shah of Safavid Iran from 23 May 1524 to 25 May 1576. At the age of 14, Tahmasp faced the Uzbeks in the Battle of Jam where he defeated the Uzbeks after surprising them with artillery. Tahmasp I also had a longstanding conflict with the Ottoman Empire over Baghdad, Kurdistan, and Georgia.

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Jean Rhys
(British Novelist Best Known for Her Novel 'Wide Sargasso Sea')
Jean Rhys
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Roseau, Dominica
Died: 1979

Born in Dominica, to a Welsh father and a Creole mother, Jean Rhys grew up to be a celebrated author. She soared to fame with her novel Wide Sargasso Sea, which was inspired by the tale of Jane Eyre’s “madwoman in the attic.” She died before completing her memoir.

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William Marshal, 1st earl of Pembroke
(English regent)
William Marshal, 1st earl of Pembroke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1146 AD
Birthplace: Caversham, United Kingdom
Died: 1219

William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, was an Anglo-Norman statesman and soldier. Knighted in 1166, William Marshal was widely regarded as the best knight of his generation. William Marshal, who served five English kings, is now considered a cultural icon. 

 29 
Keith Relf
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Keith Relf
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Richmond
Died: 1976
 30 
Heinz Guderian
(German General During World War II and Inspector of Motorized Troops)
Heinz Guderian
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 17, 1888
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chełmno, Poland
Died: 1954

German military general Heinz Guderian was part of World War II and led the successful invasions of Poland and France. He was dismissed after the failed Operation Typhoon. He used the blitzkrieg approach and was in charge of training the panzer forces. He wrote a bestselling memoir, following the war.

 31 
Jorge Santana
(Former guitarist, brother of musician Carlos Santana)
Jorge Santana
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Autlán, Mexico
Died: 2020
 32 
William Randolph Hearst Jr.
(Newspaper publisher)
William Randolph Hearst Jr.
1
Birthdate: January 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1993
 33 
Keizo Obuchi
(Prime Minister)
Keizo Obuchi
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 25, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gunma Prefecture
Died: 2000

After graduating in English literature, Keizo Obuchi stepped into his father’s shoes, becoming the youngest legislator in the Japanese parliament. His short-sighted policies are largely held responsible for Japan’s economic failure in his time. In his youth, he went on a world tour, taking up odd jobs, such as dishwashing.

 34 
Jiang Qing
(Chinese Political Figure Who Played an Important Role During 'The Cultural Revolution')
Jiang Qing
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 19, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zhucheng, Weifang, China
Died: 1991

Jiang Qing was a Chinese actress, communist revolutionary and major political figure who played an important role during the Cultural Revolution in China. She is also remembered for forming a Maoist political faction called the Gang of Four. Jiang Qing married Mao Zedong and played a prominent role in propagating Mao's brand of Communist ideology.

 35 
David Belasco
(Theatrical Producer)
David Belasco
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 25, 1853
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1931
 36 
Jimmy Martin
(Musician)
Jimmy Martin
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sneedville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2005
 37 
Sidney Bechet
(Musician)
Sidney Bechet
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 14, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1959
 38 
Jacob L. Moreno
(Psychiatrist)
Jacob L. Moreno
1
Birthdate: May 18, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bucharest
Died: 1974

Romanian-American psychiatrist Jacob L. Moreno is best remembered for introducing the concept of psychodrama, consisting of role-play exercises and dramatizations by patients, as a therapeutic method to cure mental ailments. He also pioneered group psychotherapy, introduced the study of social networks, and coined the terms sociometry and sociatry.

 39 
Harry Blackstone Jr.
(American Magician, Television Performer, and Author)
Harry Blackstone Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Three Rivers, Michigan, United States
Died: 1997

Harry Blackstone Jr. was an American magician, television performer, and author. Apart from modernizing and developing the techniques and routines developed by his father, Harry Blackstone Jr. also created best-selling magic kits and appeared on popular TV shows like The Tonight Show. He was also one of the most decorated magicians at the time of his death in 1997.

 40 
Ezio Bosso
(Composer)
Ezio Bosso
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Turin, Piedmont ,Italy
Died: 2020
 41 
Geoffrey Kendal
(Actor-manager)
Geoffrey Kendal
1
Birthdate: September 7, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kendal, Westmorland, England
Died: 1998
 42 
Darwyn Cooke
(Canadian Comics Artist, Cartoonist and Animator)
Darwyn Cooke
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 2016
 43 
Lysander Spooner
(American Lawyer, Journalist, Essayist and Philosopher)
Lysander Spooner
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 19, 1808
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Athol, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1887
 44 
Henri La Fontaine
(Socialist, Senator, and Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
Henri La Fontaine
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 22, 1854
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1943

Henri La Fontaine was a Belgian lawyer who served as the president of the International Peace Bureau (IPB), one of the oldest international peace federations. In 1913, Henri La Fontaine was honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize for Peace for his efforts to lead the peace movement in Europe.

 45 
Stanley Kunitz
(American Poet)
Stanley Kunitz
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2006
 46 
Goh Keng Swee
(Politician)
Goh Keng Swee
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 6, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malacca
Died: 2010
Goh Keng Swee was a Singaporean politician best remembered for his service as the second Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore from 20 March 1973 to 1 January 1985. Goh is counted among the founding fathers of Singapore, a group of politicians who formed the famous People's Action Party. Goh Keng Swee held various ministerial offices, including the Ministry of Defence.     
 47 
Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal
(Aristocrat)
Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal
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Birthdate: November 28, 1862
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bronnbach, Germany
Died: 1959

Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal was the second wife of Robert I, the duke of Parma. Born in exile, to Portuguese king Infante Miguel, who had been banished by his brother, Maria again went into exile in Canada after her husband’s death and eventually moved to Luxembourg after World War II.

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Franklyn Seales
(Former Actor known for his portrayals of business manager Dexter Stuffins in the 1980s sitcom Silver Spoons, 1979 film The Onion Field)
Franklyn Seales
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Birthdate: July 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calliaqua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Died: 1990
 49 
Christian Anfinsen
(Biochemist)
Christian Anfinsen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Monessen, Pennsylvania
Died: 1995

Born to Norwegian immigrants in the U.S., Christian Anfinsen initially excelled in both chemistry and football. His research on the structure of complex proteins and their biological functions earned him a Nobel Prize. He was also associated with the NIH and taught at Johns Hopkins University.

 50 
Georg Ernst Stahl
(Chemist)
Georg Ernst Stahl
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 22, 1659
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ansbach, Germany
Died: 1734