Died On May 16th

Discover the most famous people who died on May 16. The list includes people like Eliot Ness, Andy Kaufman, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joseph Fourier, A. Philip Randolph. Famous personalities featured on this list, include soldiers, physicists, actors and composers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany 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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 1 
Jim Henson
(Puppeteer)

Jim Henson
17
Birthdate: September 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1990
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 2 

Sammy Davis Jr.
20
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: December 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: 1990
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 3 
Eliot Ness
(Special Agent)

Eliot Ness
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 19, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1957

 4 
Bob Hawke
(23rd Prime Minister of Australia)

Bob Hawke
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bordertown, Australia
Died: 2019
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 5 
Ronnie James Dio
(Former heavy metal singer, songwriter and composer)

Ronnie James Dio
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 6 

Django Reinhardt
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liberchies, Belgium
Died: 1953

 7 
George Hill Hodel
(Suspect in the murder of Elizabeth Short aka the Black Dahlia)

George Hill Hodel
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 10, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1999
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 8 
I. M. Pei
(Architect)

I. M. Pei
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: April 26, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
Died: 2019

 9 
Chalino Sanchez
(He specialized in Regional Mexican music)

Chalino Sanchez
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: El Guayabo, Sinaloa, Mexico
Died: 1992

 10 
William Adams
(Navigator)

William Adams
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 24, 1564
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gillingham, England
Died: 1620

 11 
A. Philip Randolph
(Leader of the African-American civil-rights movement,)

A. Philip Randolph
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Crescent City
Died: 1979

 12 
Joseph Fourier
(Mathematician & Physicist)

Joseph Fourier
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 21, 1768
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Auxerre, Burgundy, Kingdom of France (now in Yonne, France)
Died: 1830

Dick Trickle
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 27, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wisconsin Rapids
Died: 2013

 14 

Charles Perrault
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 12, 1628
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1703

 15 
Dean Potter
(Former free climber, alpinist, BASE jumper, and highliner)

Dean Potter
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 16 
Andy Kaufman
(Comedian, Best known for His Portrayal of 'Latka Gravas' on the Sitcom 'Taxi')

Andy Kaufman
30
Birthdate: January 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1984

 17 
Levi P. Morton
(Vice President of the United States (1889-93))

Levi P. Morton
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 16, 1824
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shoreham, Vermont, United States
Died: 1920

 18 
Lynn Shelton
(Film director)

Lynn Shelton
2
Birthdate: August 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oberlin, Ohio, U.S.
Died: 2020

Edward Cedric Hardwicke
0
Birthdate: August 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: 2011
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 20 
Robert Mondavi
(Winegrower)

Robert Mondavi
0
Birthdate: June 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Virginia
Died: 2008

 21 
Joseph Strauss
(Engineer)

Joseph Strauss
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 9, 1870
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 1938

 22 
James Agee
(Novelist)

James Agee
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1955

 23 
Héloïse
(French nun)

Héloïse
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1101 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1164

 24 
Marisa Mell
(Actress)

Marisa Mell
0
Birthdate: February 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: 1992
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 25 

Oleg Penkovsky
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vladikavkaz
Died: 1963

 26 
Lola Flores
(Singer)

Lola Flores
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Died: 1995

 27 

Mary Richardson Kennedy
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2012

 28 
Jeremy Michael Boorda
(Naval Officer)

Jeremy Michael Boorda
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States
Died: 1996

 29 

Mariana of Austria
0
Birthdate: December 24, 1634
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Died: 1696

 30 
Val A. Browning
(Businessperson)

Val A. Browning
1
Birthdate: August 20, 1895
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ogden
Died: 1994

 31 

Frederick Gowland Hopkins
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 20, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Eastbourne, England
Died: 1947

 32 

Jackie Basehart
0
Birthdate: October 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: 2015

Wilson Roosevelt Jerman
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seaboard, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2020

 34 
Michael X
(Civil rights activist, Revolutionary)

Michael X
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: 1975

 35 
Hank Jones
(Musician)

Hank Jones
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 31, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Died: 2010

 36 
Irwin Shaw
(Illness)

Irwin Shaw
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Bronx
Died: 1984

 37 
Mary Douglas
(Anthropologist)

Mary Douglas
0
Birthdate: March 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sanremo, Italy
Died: 2007

 38 
June Taylor
(Choreographer)

June Taylor
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: December 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: 2004

 39 
Marika Rokk
(Actress)

Marika Rokk
0
Birthdate: November 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cairo, Khedivate of Egypt
Died: 2004

 40 
Alec Campbell
(Trade unionist)

Alec Campbell
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Launceston
Died: 2002

 41 
Oswaldo López Arellano
(Political leader)

Oswaldo López Arellano
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 30, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Danlí, Honduras
Died: 2010

 42 
Heinrich Rohrer
(Physicist)

Heinrich Rohrer
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 6, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buchs, Switzerland
Died: 2013

 43 

Kamala Markandaya
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mysuru, India
Died: 2004

 44 
Mary Breckinridge
(American nurse)

Mary Breckinridge
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 17, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1965

 45 
Marin Preda
(Novelist)

Marin Preda
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 5, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Siliștea Gumești, Romania
Died: 1980

 46 

Elizabeth Alexeievna
0
Birthdate: January 24, 1779
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Baden
Died: 1826

 47 
Henri-Edmond Cross
(Former painter most acclaimed as a master of Neo-Impressionism and he played an important role in shaping the second phase of that movement)

Henri-Edmond Cross
0
Birthdate: May 20, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Douai, Nord, France
Died: 1910

 48 
Pietro da Cortona
(Former Baroque painter and architect)

Pietro da Cortona
0
Birthdate: November 1, 1596
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cortona, Italy
Died: 1669

 49 
Alain Cuny
(Actor)

Alain Cuny
0
Birthdate: July 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Malo, Brittany, France
Died: 1994
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 50 
Carroll Smith
(Racing driver)

Carroll Smith
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oswego, New York, United States
Died: 2003