Died On May 21st

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Discover the most famous people who died on May 21. The list includes people like Rajiv Gandhi, Jane Addams, Hernando de Soto, John Garfield, Barbara Cartland. Famous personalities featured on this list, include philosophers, journalists, soldiers and poets and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Clint Walker
6
Birthdate: May 30, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hartford, Illinois, USA
Died: 2018
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 2 
Henry VI of England
(King of England)
Henry VI of England
4
Birthdate: December 6, 1421
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1471
 3 
Rajiv Gandhi
(Former Prime Minister of India)
Rajiv Gandhi
26
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: 1991
 4 
John Gielgud
(Former Actor best known for his Shakespearean roles in the theater, he first played Hamlet at the age of 26)
John Gielgud
2
Birthdate: April 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Died: 2000
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 5 
Hernando de Soto
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1500 AD
Birthplace: Province of Badajoz, Spain
Died: 1542
 6 
Jane Addams
(Reformer and Social Activist Who Became the First American Woman to be Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize)
Jane Addams
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 6, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cedarville, Illinois, U.S.
Died: 1935
 7 
Phineas Gage
(American Railroad Construction Foreman)
Phineas Gage
7
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 9, 1823
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1860
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 8 
Howard Morris
0
Birthdate: September 4, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2005
 9 
John Garfield
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Birthdate: March 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1952
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Barbara Cartland
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 9, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Died: 2000
 11 
Katherine Dunham
(One of the Most Successful Dancers of the 20th Century)
Katherine Dunham
2
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
Died: 2006
 12 
Mark Reynolds Hughes
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Mirada, California, United States
Died: 2000
 13 
Venustiano Carranza
(44th President of Mexico)
Venustiano Carranza
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 29, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cuatrociénegas Municipality, Mexico
Died: 1920
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 14 
Eric Hoffer
(Writer, Philosopher, Psychologist)
Eric Hoffer
1
Listed In:
Birthdate: July 25, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1983
 15 
Dorothy Macmillan
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 28, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Died: 1966
 16 
Williamina Fleming
(Scottish Astronomer Famous for Her Discovery of the 'Horsehead Nebula')
Williamina Fleming
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 15, 1857
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland
Died: 1911
 17 
Louis Johnson
(record producer, jazz musician)
Louis Johnson
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: 2015
 18 
Alejandro Rey
1
Birthdate: February 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: 1987
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 19 
Kenneth Clark
(Art Historian)
Kenneth Clark
0
Birthdate: July 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: 1983
 20 
Vaughn Monroe
(Singer, Musician)
Vaughn Monroe
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 7, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: 1973
 21 
John Frost
(paratrooper)
John Frost
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 31, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pune
Died: 1993
 22 
Bill Hunter
0
Birthdate: February 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ballarat, Australia
Died: 2011
 23 
Geoffrey de Havilland
(Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Test pilot, Aviator, Entrepreneur)
Geoffrey de Havilland
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 27, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: High Wycombe
Died: 1965
 24 
Lash LaRue
(Actor)
Lash LaRue
1
Birthdate: June 15, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gretna, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1996
 25 
Gene Wood
(Television personality)
Gene Wood
0
Birthdate: October 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2004
 26 
James Franck
(Physicist)
James Franck
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 26, 1882
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamburg, German Empire
Died: 1964
 27 
Fitz John Porter
(Military Officer)
Fitz John Porter
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1822
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1901
 28 
Hugo de Vries
(Botanist, Biologist, Geneticist, University teacher)
Hugo de Vries
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 16, 1848
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Haarlem
Died: 1935
 29 
Carl Wilhelm Scheele
(Swedish German Chemist Who Discovered Oxygen)
Carl Wilhelm Scheele
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 9, 1742
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stralsund, Germany
Died: 1786
 30 
Tommaso Campanella
(Philosopher Known for His Work 'la Città Del Sole' an Important Early Utopian Work)
Tommaso Campanella
1
Birthdate: September 5, 1568
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stilo, Italy
Died: 1639
 31 
Franz von Suppé
(Austrian Composer of Light Operas)
Franz von Suppé
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 18, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Split, Croatia
Died: 1895
 32 
James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose
(Poet, Viceroy and Captain General of Scotland)
James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 25, 1612
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 1650
Conrad IV of Germany
0
Birthdate: April 25, 1228
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Andria, Italy
Died: 1254
 34 
Les Aspin, Jr.
(United States Representative)
Les Aspin, Jr.
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1995
 35 
Blue Mitchell
(Trumpeter)
Blue Mitchell
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 13, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Died: 1979
Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1443 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1524
 37 
Chevalier d'Éon
(French Diplomat and Spy)
Chevalier d'Éon
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 5, 1728
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tonnere, France
Died: 1810
 38 
Christian Jürgensen Thomsen
0
Birthdate: December 29, 1788
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1865
Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 14, 1784
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Caserta, Caserta, Italy
Died: 1806
 40 
Jassem Al-Kharafi
(Kuwaiti billionaire businessman)
Jassem Al-Kharafi
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1940 AD
Birthplace: Kuwait City
Died: 2015
 41 
Billy Walker
(Singer)
Billy Walker
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 14, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ralls, Texas, United States
Died: 2006
 42 
Princess Jeguk
0
Birthdate: June 28, 1259
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mongol Empire
Died: 1297
 43 
Robert Harley, 1st earl of Oxford
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 5, 1661
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1724
 44 
Eleanor H. Porter
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 19, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Littleton, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1920
 45 
Ioan Petru Culianu
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
Died: 1991
 46 
Alejandro DeTomaso
(Businessman)
Alejandro DeTomaso
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: 2003
 47 
Christopher Smart
1
Birthdate: April 11, 1722
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shipbourne, England
Died: 1771
 48 
Saadia Gaon
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arab Caliphate
Died: 0942
 49 
Wang Anshi
(Chinese Economist, Philosopher, Poet, and Politician During the 'Song Dynasty')
Wang Anshi
0
Birthdate: December 8, 1021
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Linchuan, China
Died: 1086
 50 
Hans Pfitzner
(Composer)
Hans Pfitzner
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 5, 1869
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1949