Died On May 20th

Discover the most famous people who died on May 20. The list includes people like Christopher Columbus, Gary Coleman, Robin Gibb, Stephen Jay Gould, Barbara Hepworth. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, composers, economists and mathematicians and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Canada 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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Christopher Columbus
116
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1451
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: 1506

 2 
Niki Lauda
(Former Formula One driver)

Niki Lauda
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 3 
Randy Savage
(One of the Greatest Pro Wrestlers Who Ever Lived)

Randy Savage
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: 2011
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 4 
Marquis de Lafayette
(Aristocrat and Military Leader)

Marquis de Lafayette
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 6, 1757
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chavaniac-Lafayette, France
Died: 1834

 5 
Robin Gibb
(Member of the ‘Bee Gees’ Pop Group)

Robin Gibb
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: 2012
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 6 
Gilda Radner
(Comedian)

Gilda Radner
7
Birthdate: June 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1989
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 7 
Ray Manzarek
(Keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, an iconic rock band that was prevalent from 1965 until 1973.)

Ray Manzarek
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2013
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 8 
Clara Wieck Schumann
(Musician & Composer)

Clara Wieck Schumann
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1819
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leipzig
Died: 1896

 9 
Stephen Jay Gould
(Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Known for His 'Theory of Punctuated Equilibrium' & Book ‘The Mismeasure of Man’)

Stephen Jay Gould
1
Birthdate: September 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bayside, New York, United States
Died: 2002

 10 
Osman II
(Sultan)

Osman II
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 3, 1604
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: 1622

 11 

Barbara Hepworth
1
Birthdate: January 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: 1975

 12 

Jon Pertwee
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Birthdate: July 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England, UK
Died: 1996
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 13 
John Clare
(English poet)

John Clare
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 13, 1793
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helpston, England
Died: 1864

 14 
Lucy Gordon
(Actress)

Lucy Gordon
1
Birthdate: May 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: 2009

 15 
Billy Cannon
(American football player)

Billy Cannon
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

Władysław IV Vasa
2
Birthdate: June 9, 1595
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Łobzów, Poland
Died: 1648

 17 

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tripoli, Libya
Died: 2012

 18 

Mary Ellen Trainor
1
Birthdate: July 8, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 19 
John R Hicks
(Economist)

John R Hicks
1
Birthdate: April 8, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leamington Spa, England
Died: 1989

 20 
Josip Jelačić
(Politician)

Josip Jelačić
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 16, 1801
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Petrovaradin, Serbia
Died: 1859

 21 

Virgilio Barco Vargas
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cúcuta, Colombia
Died: 1997

 22 
Howard Sims
(Tap dancer)

Howard Sims
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Died: 2003

 23 
Alfred Schutz
(Philosopher)

Alfred Schutz
0
Birthdate: April 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1959

 24 

Richard N. Goodwin
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 2018

 25 
Ana Aslan
(Biologist)

Ana Aslan
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 1, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brăila, Romania
Died: 1988

 26 
Roger Hawkins
(Drummer)

Roger Hawkins
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 16, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
Died: 2021

 27 
Linda Lee Thomas
(Socialite)

Linda Lee Thomas
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 17, 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: 1954

 28 
Helen B. Taussig
(Cardiologist)

Helen B. Taussig
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 24, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1986

 29 
Paul Ricœur
(Philosopher)

Paul Ricœur
0
Birthdate: February 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Drome, France
Died: 2005

 30 
Mary Lamb
(Author)

Mary Lamb
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1764
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1847

 31 

Bipin Chandra Pal
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 7, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Habiganj District, Bangladesh
Died: 1932

 32 
Carlotta Grisi
(Ballet dancer)

Carlotta Grisi
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 28, 1819
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vižinada, Croatia
Died: 1899

 33 

Renato Carosone
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 2001

 34 
Max Beerbohm
(Essayist)

Max Beerbohm
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1872
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1956

 35 
Stanley Miller
(Chemist, Biologist, University teacher)

Stanley Miller
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oakland
Died: 2007

 36 
Beatriz Enríquez de Arana
(Mistress of Christopher Columbus and mother of Ferdinand Columbus)

Beatriz Enríquez de Arana
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1467 AD
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: 1521

 37 
Hector Guimard
(Architect)

Hector Guimard
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: March 10, 1867
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lyon
Died: 1942

 38 
Irm Hermann
(Actress)

Irm Hermann
0
Birthdate: October 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 2020

 39 
Damaskinos of Athens
(Archbishop of Athens)

Damaskinos of Athens
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 3, 1891
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dhorvitsia, Greece
Died: 1949

 40 

Gilbert Murray
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 2, 1866
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: 1957

 41 
Walter Rudin
(Mathematician, University teacher)

Walter Rudin
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 2, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 2010

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Wolf Mankowitz
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Spitalfields, London, England
Died: 1998

 43 
Marie Dorval
(Actress)

Marie Dorval
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Birthdate: January 6, 1798
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lorient, France
Died: 1849

 44 
Josef Priller
(Aviator, Fighter pilot)

Josef Priller
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ingolstadt
Died: 1961

 45 
George-Étienne Cartier
(Canadian statesman)

George-Étienne Cartier
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 6, 1814
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint-Antoine, Canada
Died: 1873

 46 

Bernardino of Siena
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 8, 1380
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Massa Marittima, Italy
Died: 1444

 47 
Sandra Bem
(Psychologist)

Sandra Bem
1
Birthdate: June 22, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
Died: 2014

 48 
Verner von Heidenstam
(Swedish poet)

Verner von Heidenstam
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 6, 1859
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Olshammar
Died: 1940

 49 
Arthur Gelb
(Author)

Arthur Gelb
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2014

 50 
Charles Bonnet
(naturalist and philosophical writer)

Charles Bonnet
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 13, 1720
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Geneva
Died: 1793