Died On May 19th

Discover the most famous people who died on May 19. The list includes people like Anne Boleyn, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Ewart Gladstone, Jamsetji Tata, Charles Ives. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, first ladies and military leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Australia and many more countries.
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Jackie Kennedy
(First Lady of the United States from 1961 to 1963)
Jackie Kennedy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Southampton, New York, United States
Died: 1994

Jackie Kennedy was a literature editor, photographer, and socialite who was once married to the former American President John F. Kennedy. She became the First Lady of the United States when her husband became the president. She was known for her iconic fashion style. She is considered one of the most popular and recognizable First Ladies in American history.

 2 
Anne Boleyn
(Queen Consort of England from 1533 to 1536)
Anne Boleyn
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Birthdate: 1507 AD
Birthplace: Hever Castle, Kent, England
Died: 1536

The queen of England from 1533 to 1536, Anne Boleyn played an important role in the political and religious upheaval that led to the beginning of the English Reformation. She is widely regarded as the most important and influential queen consort of England. She was charged with adultery, incest, and treason and was executed by beheading in 1536.

 3 
Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Novelist and Short Story Writer)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 4, 1804
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1864

Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American writer, known for dark romanticism and moral-themed novels and short stories. A descendant of judge John Hathorne of the Salem witch trials infamy, the writer was a friend of late American president Franklin Pierce. His well-known books include Twice-Told Tales, The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. Nathaniel was married to painter Sophia Peabody.

 4 
Jose Marti
(Cuban Nationalist, Poet and Philosopher)
Jose Marti
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 28, 1853
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: 1895

Son of Spanish immigrants, Jose Marti spent his childhood in a strife-torn Cuba and attended high school on financial aid. Marti’s poems, essays, and articles were laced with his patriotic vigor to free Cuba from the Spanish rule. He died battling on the field at Dos Ríos.

 5 
William Ewart Gladstone
(Prime Minister)
William Ewart Gladstone
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 29, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: 1898

William Ewart Gladstone was a British politician and statesman. During a career that spanned six decades, Gladstone served as prime minister of the UK for 12 years, which included four different terms. Often counted among Britain's greatest leaders, Gladstone has been portrayed in several films and television series, such as Parnell, The Prime Minister, Edward the Seventh, and Number 10.

 6 
Alan Young
(Actor)
Alan Young
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Birthdate: November 19, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Shields, England
Died: 2016

While his asthma attacks in childhood made him addicted to radio, it also made Alan Young host his own radio show by 17. He soared to fame with his Emmy-winning radio/TV comedy show The Alan Young Show. The Disney star later became popular as the voice of Scrooge McDuck.

 7 
Mariam-uz-Zamani
(Akbar's Third Wife)
Mariam-uz-Zamani
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Birthdate: 1542 AD
Birthplace: Amer, Rajstan, India
Died: 1623

Mariam-uz-Zamani, or Jodha Bai, was the wife of Mughal emperor Akbar. She was a Hindu Rajput princess and the daughter of Raja Bharmal of Amber. Mariam’s marriage to Akbar signified her father’s submission to the Mughal emperor. She was symbolic of the gradual rise of multiculturalism in the Mughal era.

 8 
Ronald Colman
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Birthdate: February 9, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Richmond, Surrey, England
Died: 1958
 9 
Morley Safer
(Journalist Best Known for His Long Tenure on the News Magazine '60 Minutes')
Morley Safer
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Birthdate: November 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 2016

Morley Safer was a Canadian-American journalist and correspondent for CBS News. He is best remembered for his tenure on the popular television news broadcast 60 Minutes. Safer is credited with contributing to the success of 60 Minutes, which is the most profitable and most-watched program in television history. During his 60-year career, Morley Safer received several awards including 12 Emmys.

 10 
Annie Glenn
(Disability rights activist)
Annie Glenn
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: 2020
 11 
Jamsetji Tata
(Indian Industrialist and Founder of 'Tata Group')
Jamsetji Tata
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 3, 1839
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gujarat, India
Died: 1904
Legendary Indian industrialist Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata established the Tata Group and the city of Jamshedpur, too. The Father of Indian Industry also founded the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, which was the only Indian hotel with electricity back then. His legacy was carried forward by subsidiaries such as Tata Steel.
 12 
Stanislav Petrov
(Soviet Army Officer Who Played a Key Role in the 1983 Soviet Nuclear False Alarm Incident)
Stanislav Petrov
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vladivostok, Russia
Died: 2017

Stanislav Petrov was a Russian military officer who played an important role in the Soviet nuclear false alarm incident of 1983. His actions during the Cold War in 1983 are said to have prevented a full-scale nuclear war that could have been disastrous for Soviet Union, the USA and its NATO allies.

 13 
Charles Ives
(Composer)
Charles Ives
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 20, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Danbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1954
 14 
Robert Webber
(Actor)
Robert Webber
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Birthdate: October 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Ana, California, United States
Died: 1989
 15 
Jack Brabham
(Australian Race Car Driver)
Jack Brabham
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 2, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 2014

Jack Brabham was an Australian professional racing driver best remembered for winning the Formula One World Championship thrice during his illustrious career that lasted 15 years. He is credited with founding the eponymous Formula One racing team and racing car manufacturer. Early in his career, Brabham contributed immensely to the design of racing cars introduced by the Cooper Car Company.

 16 
Coleman Hawkins
(American Saxophonist and Jazz Musician)
Coleman Hawkins
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Died: 1969
 17 
Stanislaw Szukalski
(Sculptor)
Stanislaw Szukalski
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Birthdate: December 13, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warta, Poland
Died: 1987
 18 
Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria
(Archduke of Austria)
Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 30, 1833
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1896

Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria was the younger brother of both Maximilian I of Mexico and Franz Joseph I of Austria. Ludwig is remembered as the father of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria whose assassination in Sarajevo is widely regarded as the most immediate cause of the First World War. Ludwig's grandson Charles I was the last emperor of Austria.

 19 
Josiah Bartlett
(Governor of New Hampshire (1790-94))
Josiah Bartlett
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 21, 1729
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Amesbury, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1795
 20 
Button Gwinnett
(Politician)
Button Gwinnett
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1735 AD
Birthplace: Down Hatherley, Gloucestershire, Great Britain
Died: 1777
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James Boswell
(Best Known for His Biography of His Friend and Older Contemporary the English Writer 'Samuel Johnson')
James Boswell
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 29, 1740
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 1795

Best known for his biography of his friend Samuel Johnson, 18th-century biographer and diarist James Boswell was also a qualified lawyer. Know for his reckless lifestyle and his trysts with prostitutes, he had contracted gonorrhea and had also fathered many children, including two illegitimate ones.

 22 
John Beradino
(Actor)
John Beradino
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1996
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 23 
John Betjeman
(Poet)
John Betjeman
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Birthdate: August 28, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1984
 24 
Michael Llewelyn Davies
(Student)
Michael Llewelyn Davies
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 16, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1921
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Booth Tarkington
(One of Only Four Novelists to Win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction More Than Once)
Booth Tarkington
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 29, 1869
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: 1946
 26 
Jacques Ellul
(French Philosopher Known for His Study on the Interaction Between Christianity and Politics)
Jacques Ellul
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Birthdate: January 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: 1994

French philosopher, Christian anarchist, and social scientist Jacques Ellul initially wished to be a naval officer but was pushed to study law. He is best remembered for his iconic volume La Technique, or The Technological Society. He taught social history and the history of law at various universities.

 27 
Henry Morgan
(Humorist)
Henry Morgan
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Birthdate: March 31, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 1994
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James Tiptree Jr.
(Author)
James Tiptree Jr.
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S
Died: 1987
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Bob Boozer
(Basketball player)
Bob Boozer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Bolesław Prus
(Polish Novelist and One of the Leading Figures of the Positivist Period in Polish Literature)
Bolesław Prus
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 20, 1847
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hrubieszow, Poland
Died: 1912

Orphaned at age 9, Bolesław Prus had a tough childhood. He later participated in the January Insurrection and then became a successful journalist. A talented author of short stories, such as The Waistcoat, and novels, such as The Doll, he was part of the Polish positivist literary movement.

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Gabriele Münter
(German Expressionist Painter)
Gabriele Münter
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Birthdate: February 19, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1962

Gabriele Munter was a German expressionist painter who led the Munich avant-garde movement in the early 20th century. She began to draw as a child and was supported in her ambitions by her parents. She went on to have a successful career and became a founding member of the expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter. She lived with painter Wassily Kandinsky.  

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Dmitry Donskoy
(Prince of Moscow)
Dmitry Donskoy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1350
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1389
 33 
Li Tobler
(Swiss Model and Actress)
Li Tobler
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Birthdate: November 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Switzerland
Died: 1975
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Sōsuke Uno
(Politician, Diplomat)
Sōsuke Uno
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moriyama
Died: 1998

Son of a brewer from Moriyama, Sōsuke Uno was a martial arts champion in school. He later served the Japanese army in World War II, before stepping into politics and eventually becoming the prime minister of Japan. He resigned in the wake of a scandal involving a geisha.

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Sōsuke Uno
(Former Prime Minister of Japan (June 1989 - August 1989) )
Sōsuke Uno
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moriyama, Shiga, Japan
Died: 1998

Son of a brewer from Moriyama, Sōsuke Uno was a martial arts champion in school. He later served the Japanese army in World War II, before stepping into politics and eventually becoming the prime minister of Japan. He resigned in the wake of a scandal involving a geisha.

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Marthinus Wessel Pretorius
(Former President of the South African Republic (1866 - 1871))
Marthinus Wessel Pretorius
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 17, 1819
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
Died: 1901

Apart from founding Pretoria, Marthinus Wessel Pretorius had also been the president of the South African Republic and of the Orange Free State. The son of the Great Trek leader Andries Pretorius, Marthinus attempted to unite the Boer factions but failed to do so and eventually retired.

 37 
Gabriel Dumont
(Political figure)
Gabriel Dumont
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 1, 1837
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Red River Settlement, Canada
Died: 1906
 38 
Bernard Lewis
(Historian)
Bernard Lewis
1
Birthdate: May 31, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2018
 39 
Walter Lord
(Lawyer)
Walter Lord
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 2002
 40 
Alcuin
(Scholar, Clergyman and Poet)
Alcuin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0735 AD
Birthplace: York, England
Died: 0804

Eighth-century Anglo-Latin poet and cleric Alcuin served as the head of the Palatine school, established by Charlemagne. A significant figure of the Carolingian Renaissance, he introduced English learning methods into Frankish schools and reformed Roman Catholicism. He also wrote extensively on education, philosophy, and theology.

 41 
Vijay Tendulkar
(Indian Playwright, Essayist, Screenwriter and Journalist)
Vijay Tendulkar
1
Birthdate: January 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kohalpur, India
Died: 2008

Apart from his 28 full-length plays, renowned dramatist Vijay Tendulkar had also penned many short stories and a novel. Apart from winning the Padma Bhushan and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, he also won a National Award for penning the screenplay of the Shyām Benegal film Manthan.

 42 
Susannah McCorkle
(Singer)
Susannah McCorkle
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Died: 2001
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Billy Sing
(Military personnel)
Billy Sing
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 2, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clermont
Died: 1943

Billy Sing was an Australian soldier who served during the First World War in the Australian Imperial Force. He is best remembered for his role in the Gallipoli Campaign where he was a sniper. Billy Sing is credited with pulling off at least 150 confirmed kills while contemporary evidence suggests that he may have had close to 300 kills overall.

 44 
Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor
(Former Holy Roman Emperor)
Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: 1175 AD
Birthplace: Braunschweig
Died: 1218
 45 
Koichi Tohei
(Japanese Aikidoka and Founder of the Ki Society)
Koichi Tohei
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shitaya, Tokyo, Japan
Died: 2011

Remembered as the founder of the Ki Society and Ki-Aikido, Koichi Tohei had developed his own brand of training the mind, while recovering from pleurisy in his younger days. He thus merged the elements of the mind with martial arts and its physicality to form his own signature style of combat.

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Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, 1st Baronet
(Brewer)
Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 1, 1798
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1868
 47 
Titanic Thompson
(American Gambler, Golfer and Hustler)
Titanic Thompson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 30, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Monett, Missouri, United States
Died: 1974

Titanic Thompson was an American golfer, gambler, and hustler. He is best remembered for his involvement in the death of crime boss Arnold Rothstein, which was dubbed the crime of the century. Writer Damon Runyon is said to have based his character Sky Masterson, who appears in The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown, on Thompson.

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Belva Ann Lockwood
(American lawyer)
Belva Ann Lockwood
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 24, 1830
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Royalton, New York
Died: 1917
 49 
Eberhard von Mackensen
(Military personnel)
Eberhard von Mackensen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 24, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bydgoszcz
Died: 1969
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Jan Długosz
(Polish Priest, Chronicler, Diplomat, Soldier, and Secretary to Bishop 'Zbigniew OleśNicki' of Kraków)
Jan Długosz
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Birthdate: December 1, 1415
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stara Brzeźnica, Poland
Died: 1480

Polish chronicler, soldier, and priest Jan Długosz is remembered for writing the first-known comprehensive history of Poland. His 12-volume Annals or Chronicles of the Famous Kingdom of Poland, a patriotic documentation of Poland’s history, written in Latin, earned him the tag of Poland’s first historian.