Died On May 20th

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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.
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 1 
Christopher Columbus
169
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1451
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: 1506
 2 
Niki Lauda
( Three-Time Formula One World Drivers' Champion)
Niki Lauda
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2019
 3 
Randy Savage
(One of the Greatest Pro Wrestlers Who Ever Lived)
Randy Savage
34
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
(French Aristocrat, Freemason and Military Officer Who Fought in the American Revolutionary War)
Marquis de Lafayette
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
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
15
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
11
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
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2013
 8 
Clara Wieck Schumann
(Musician & Composer)
Clara Wieck Schumann
10
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 
Jon Pertwee
5
Birthdate: July 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England, UK
Died: 1996
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 11 
Mary Ellen Trainor
1
Birthdate: July 8, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
John Clare
(English Poet)
John Clare
25
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 13, 1793
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helpston, England
Died: 1864
 13 
Lucy Gordon
(Actress)
Lucy Gordon
2
Birthdate: May 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: 2009
 14 
Barbara Hepworth
(English Artist and Sculptor Whose Work Exemplifies Modernism)
Barbara Hepworth
4
Birthdate: January 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1975
 15 
Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tripoli, Libya
Died: 2012
 16 
Billy Cannon
(American football player)
Billy Cannon
2
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
 18 
John R Hicks
(One of the Most Influential Economists of the 20th Century and 1972 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics)
John R Hicks
1
Birthdate: April 8, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warwick, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1989
 19 
Osman II
(Sultan of the Ottoman Empire)
Osman II
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 3, 1604
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: 1622
 20 
Josip Jelačić
(Croatian Lieutenant Field Marshal in the Imperial-Royal Army)
Josip Jelačić
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 16, 1801
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Petrovaradin, Serbia
Died: 1859
 21 
Roger Hawkins
(Drummer)
Roger Hawkins
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 16, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mishawaka, Indiana, United States
Died: 2021
 22 
Howard Sims
(African-American Tap Dancer)
Howard Sims
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Died: 2003
 23 
Richard N. Goodwin
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 2018
 24 
Walter Rudin
(Mathematician, University teacher)
Walter Rudin
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 2, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 2010
 25 
Philipp Lenard
(Physicist)
Philipp Lenard
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 7, 1862
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pressburg, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire
Died: 1947
 26 
Alfred Schütz
(Austrian Philosopher and Social Phenomenologist Whose Work Bridged Sociological and Phenomenological Traditions)
Alfred Schütz
0
Birthdate: April 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1959
 27 
Linda Lee Thomas
(Socialite)
Linda Lee Thomas
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 17, 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: 1954
 28 
Adolfo Nicolás
(Spanish Jesuit Priest of the 'Catholic Church')
Adolfo Nicolás
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Villamuriel de Cerrato, Spain
Died: 2020
 29 
Irm Hermann
(Actress)
Irm Hermann
0
Birthdate: October 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 2020
 30 
Ana Aslan
(Romanian Biologist Known for Her Pioneering Contribution to 'Gerontology')
Ana Aslan
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 1, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brăila, Romania
Died: 1988
 31 
Paul Ricœur
(Philosopher)
Paul Ricœur
0
Birthdate: February 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Drome, France
Died: 2005
 32 
Helen B. Taussig
(American Cardiologist Who Founded the Field of Pediatric Cardiology)
Helen B. Taussig
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 24, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1986
 33 
Mary Lamb
(Author)
Mary Lamb
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1764
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1847
 34 
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
 35 
Carlotta Grisi
(Ballet dancer)
Carlotta Grisi
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 28, 1819
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vižinada, Croatia
Died: 1899
 36 
David Pearce
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pillgwenlly, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: 2000
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 37 
Gilbert Murray
(British Author Best Known for His Verse Translations of Greek Drama)
Gilbert Murray
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 2, 1866
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: 1957
 38 
Renato Carosone
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 2001
 39 
Max Beerbohm
(English Essayist, Parodist and Caricaturist)
Max Beerbohm
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1872
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1956
 40 
Stanley Miller
(Chemist, Biologist, University teacher)
Stanley Miller
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oakland
Died: 2007
 41 
Hector Guimard
(Architect)
Hector Guimard
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: March 10, 1867
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lyon
Died: 1942
 42 
Virgilio Barco Vargas
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cúcuta, Colombia
Died: 1997
 43 
Josef Priller
(Aviator, Fighter pilot)
Josef Priller
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ingolstadt
Died: 1961
 44 
Marie Dorval
(Actress)
Marie Dorval
1
Birthdate: January 6, 1798
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lorient, France
Died: 1849
 45 
Wolf Mankowitz
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Spitalfields, London, England
Died: 1998
 46 
Bernardino of Siena
(Italian Priest and Franciscan Missionary Known for His Association with the Observants)
Bernardino of Siena
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 8, 1380
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Massa Marittima, Italy
Died: 1444
 47 
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
 48 
Verner von Heidenstam
(Swedish Poet and Novelist Who Received the 1916 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Verner von Heidenstam
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 6, 1859
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Olshammar
Died: 1940
 49 
Ulysses Kay
(Composer)
Ulysses Kay
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Died: 1995
 50 
Dinu Brătianu
(Politician)
Dinu Brătianu
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 13, 1866
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Florica, Romania
Died: 1950