Died On May 15th

Discover the most famous people who died on May 15. The list includes people like Emily Dickinson, June Carter Cash, Edward Hopper, Jerry Falwell, Kazimir Malevich. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, lawyers, actresses and pianists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Russia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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Emily Dickinson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 10, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1886

 2 
June Carter Cash
(Country Singer, Five-Time Grammy Award-Winner)

June Carter Cash
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maces Spring, Virginia, United States
Died: 2003

 3 
Fred Willard
(Actor known for his roles in several Christopher Guest mockumentary films such as Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show)

Fred Willard
5
Birthdate: September 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 4 
Edward Hopper
(Realist painter)

Edward Hopper
1
Birthdate: July 22, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Upper Nyack, New York, United States
Died: 1967

 5 
Yolanda King
(Civil Rights Activist and Daughter of Civil Rights Leader 'Martin Luther King Jr.')

Yolanda King
11
Birthdate: November 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: 2007

 6 
Royal Dano
(Actor)

Royal Dano
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Birthdate: November 16, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1994
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 7 
Robert Menzies
(12th Prime Minister of Australia)

Robert Menzies
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jeparit
Died: 1978
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 8 

Kazimir Malevich
3
Birthdate: February 23, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: 1935

 9 
Carlos Fuentes
(Mexican novelist)

Carlos Fuentes
34
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
Died: 2012

 10 

Ronald Lacey
1
Birthdate: September 28, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harrow, Middlesex, England
Died: 1991

 11 
Louisa Adams
(Former First Lady of the United States)

Louisa Adams
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 12, 1775
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1852

 12 
Francis Schaeffer
(Theologian, Philosopher)

Francis Schaeffer
2
Birthdate: January 30, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: 1984

 13 

Alexandru Ioan Cuza
0
Birthdate: March 20, 1820
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bârlad, Romania
Died: 1873

 14 

Eric Richard Porter
1
Birthdate: April 8, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shepherd's Bush, London, England, UK
Died: 1995
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 15 
Muthappa Rai
(Businessperson, Philanthropist)

Muthappa Rai
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Puttur, Karnataka, India
Died: 2020

 16 
Earl Manigault
(Basketball player)

Earl Manigault
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 17 

Nigel Green
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Birthdate: October 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa
Died: 1972
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 18 

Tatiana Okunevskaya
0
Birthdate: March 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zavidovo, Russia
Died: 2002

 19 

Bobby Jack Fowler
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Texas, United States
Died: 2006

 20 
James Van Der Zee
(Photographer)

James Van Der Zee
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: June 29, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lenox, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1983

 21 
Harry Aleman
(Mobster)

Harry Aleman
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2010

 22 

Isidore the Laborer
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1070 AD
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 1130

 23 
Inukai Tsuyoshi
(Politician, Prime Minister)

Inukai Tsuyoshi
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 4, 1855
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Okayama, Japan
Died: 1932

John C. Hawkes
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Listed In:
Birthdate: August 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: 1998

 25 
Robert Nairac
(Soldier)

Robert Nairac
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mauritius
Died: 1977

 26 
Elio de Angelis
(Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver, Pianist)

Elio de Angelis
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 1986

 27 

Yuri Dolgorukiy
0
Birthdate: 1099 AD
Birthplace: Ukraine
Died: 1157

 28 
Balakumaran
(Former author of over 200 novels, 100 short stories, and dialogue/screenplay writer for 23 films)

Balakumaran
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tamil Nadu, India
Died: 2018

 29 

Dorde Marjanovic
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 30, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kučevo, Serbia
Died: 2021

 30 
Willis Lamb
(Physicist)

Willis Lamb
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2008

 31 
Vladko Maček
(Politician)

Vladko Maček
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 20, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kupinec, Croatia
Died: 1964

Philip Snowden, Viscount Snowden
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cowling, England
Died: 1937

 33 

Barbara Stuart
0
Birthdate: January 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, Illinois, United States
Died: 2011

 34 
Ray Wilson
(Football player, Football manager)

Ray Wilson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England
Died: 2018

 35 
John Shepherd-Barron
(Inventor, Military personnel)

John Shepherd-Barron
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Birthdate: June 23, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shillong
Died: 2010

 36 
John Stephenson
(Actor, Soldier)

John Stephenson
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Birthdate: August 9, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 2015

 37 
Étienne-Jules Marey
(Former Physiologist, chronophotographer whose work was significant in the development of cardiology, physical instrumentation, aviation, cinematography and the science of laboratory photography)

Étienne-Jules Marey
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 5, 1830
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beaune, France
Died: 1904

 38 
Tyrone Guthrie
(Director)

Tyrone Guthrie
0
Birthdate: July 2, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tunbridge Wells, England
Died: 1971

 39 
Len Lye
(artist, film director, sculptor)

Len Lye
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Birthdate: June 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Christchurch
Died: 1980

 40 
Ralph Miller
(Basketball Coach)

Ralph Miller
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chanute, Kansas, United States
Died: 2001

 41 
Gottfried Semper
(Architect)

Gottfried Semper
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: November 29, 1803
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Altona, Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1879

 42 
Charles VIII of Sweden
(King of Sweden)

Charles VIII of Sweden
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Birthdate: October 5, 1409
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ekholmen Castle, Sweden
Died: 1470

Maria Luisa of Spain
0
Birthdate: November 24, 1745
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Naples, Kingdom of Naples
Died: 1792

 44 
Wayman Lawrence Tisdale
(Basketball player)

Wayman Lawrence Tisdale
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: 2009
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)

 45 

Gilbert Roland
3
Birthdate: December 11, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
Died: 1994

 46 

Pope Marinus I
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0830 AD
Birthplace: Gallese, Italy
Died: 0884

 47 
Will Elder
(Illustrator)

Will Elder
0
Birthdate: September 22, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 2008

 48 
Eva Ekeblad
(Scientist)

Eva Ekeblad
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 10, 1724
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1786

 49 

Cheikha Rimitti
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tessala, Algeria
Died: 2006

 50 
Hubert Van Es
(Photographer)

Hubert Van Es
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: July 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hilversum, Netherlands
Died: 2009