Died On October 14th

Discover the most famous people who died on October 14. The list includes people like Bing Crosby, Errol Flynn, Leonard Bernstein, Razia Sultana, Douglas Mawson. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, actors and geologists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, Australia & France and many more countries.
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Bing Crosby
(Actor and One of the Most Popular and Influential Musical Artists of the 20th Century)
Bing Crosby
52
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Died: 1977

Bing Crosby was an American singer, actor, and comedian. Widely regarded as the first multimedia star, Bing was a leader in motion picture grosses, radio ratings, and record sales from 1930 to 1954. His intimate singing style influenced several popular singers, such as Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, John Lennon, and Elvis Presley among others.

 2 
Errol Flynn
(Best Known for His Romantic Swashbuckler Roles in the Golden Age of Hollywood)
Errol Flynn
44
Birthdate: June 20, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Battery Point, Australia
Died: 1959

Regarded as the successor to Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn was an Australian-born actor who gained recognition in the Golden Age of Hollywood mainly because of his romantic swashbuckler roles. He also achieved fame for his reputation as a womanizer and party animal in personal life. His career and life inspired several films, such as My Wicked, Wicked Ways and Flynn.

 3 
Leonard Bernstein
(Composer Whose Best-Known Work is the Broadway Musical 'West Side Story')
Leonard Bernstein
27
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1990

Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, music educator, conductor, pianist, author, and humanitarian. One of the most important cultural personalities of 20th century America, Bernstein influenced many generations of musicians. He is also credited with mentoring famous conductors like John Mauceri, Herbert Blomstedt, Alexander Frey, Marin Alsop, and Edo de Waart among many others.

 4 
Erwin Rommel
(General)
Erwin Rommel
105
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany
Died: 1944

Known as The Desert Fox, Nazi field marshal Erwin Rommel led the Axis forces during World War II. For his plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944, he was given a choice to either commit suicide by consuming a cyanide pill or face a trial and execution. He chose the former.

 5 
Keenan Wynn
(American Character Actor)
Keenan Wynn
5
Birthdate: July 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1986
Keenan Wynn, son of vaudeville performer Ed Wynn, gained prominence as a character actor. He started as a Broadway actor and then appeared in popular movies such as Once Upon a Time in the West, The Great Race, and Son of Flubber. He was also seen in the soap Dallas
 6 
Elizabeth Peña
(American Actress and Founder of ‘Hispanic Organization of Latin Actor’)
Elizabeth Peña
13
Birthdate: September 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2014
Elizabeth Peña is best known for her roles in films such as Rush Hour and The Incredibles. She also co-founded the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors. She has also been part of series such as Shannon's Deal and I Married Dora. She died of liver cirrhosis at age 55.
 7 
Rhonda Fleming
(Actress)
Rhonda Fleming
6
Birthdate: August 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 8 
Freddy Fender
(Texas-based Tejano country singer who sang the 1970s singles "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" and "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.")
Freddy Fender
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Benito, Texas, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 9 
Sigrid Valdis
(Actress)
Sigrid Valdis
4
Birthdate: September 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, United States
Died: 2007
 10 
Paul Fix
(Actor)
Paul Fix
9
Birthdate: March 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dobbs Ferry, New York, United States
Died: 1983
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 11 
Julius Nyerere
(Politician)
Julius Nyerere
7
Birthdate: April 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Butiama, Tanzania
Died: 1999
 12 
Simon MacCorkindale
(British Actor, Director and Producer)
Simon MacCorkindale
4
Birthdate: February 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Died: 2010

Simon MacCorkindale was a British actor, writer, and filmmaker. Although he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father to become an officer with the Royal Air Force, MacCorkindale had to pursue a theatre career due to poor eyesight. As it turned out, poor eyesight was a blessing in disguise as he became a prominent film and TV personality.  

 13 
Razia Sultana
(First Female Sultan of Delhi)
Razia Sultana
35
Birthdate: 1205 AD
Died: 1240

Razia Sultana is known for being the only female Muslim ruler of Delhi. She ruled the Delhi Sultanate in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent from 1236 to 1240. She was the daughter of Mamluk Sultan Shamsuddin Iltutmish. Upon her ascend to the throne, she was challenged by rival nobles, many of whom she defeated.

 14 
Benoit Mandelbrot
(American Mathematician and Polymath Best Known for Popularizing the Concept of Fractal Geometry)
Benoit Mandelbrot
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 2010

Noted mathematician and polymath, Benoit B. Mandelbrot is perhaps best known for his work on fractal. He not only coined the term, but also used computer-constructed images to illustrate the mathematical definition. Also credited with the discovery of Mandelbrot set and Mandelbrot law, he established that even those things which were apparently chaotic or rough had a "degree of order".

 15 
Lou Albano
(Italian-American Professional Wrestler)
Lou Albano
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 29, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 2009
 16 
Douglas Mawson
(Explorer, Geologist)
Douglas Mawson
2
Birthdate: May 5, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shipley
Died: 1958

Douglas Mawson was an Australian Antarctic explorer, geologist, and academic. Counted among the most important leaders of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, Mawson was honored with a knighthood in 1914. Best remembered for his contribution to Australian geology, Mawson was featured on the Australian one-hundred-dollar note from 1984 to 1996.

 17 
Nizam al-Mulk
(scientist, writer)
Nizam al-Mulk
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 10, 1018
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: 1092

Nizam al-Mulk was a Persian political philosopher, scholar, and vizier of the Great Seljuk Empire. Nizam rose to the position of the de facto ruler from humble beginnings. He is perhaps best remembered for founding several important institutions known as madrasa in cities across the Seljuk Empire. Nizam al-Mulk is also credited with writing an important political treatise called Siyasatnama.

 18 
Harold Robbins
(Author)
Harold Robbins
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 21, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1997
 19 
Fred Dean
(American football player)
Fred Dean
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Arcadia, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 20 
Eugen Sandow
(German Bodybuilder and Showman)
Eugen Sandow
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 2, 1867
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia
Died: 1925
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 21 
Dame Edith Evans
(British actress)
Dame Edith Evans
2
Birthdate: February 8, 1888
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1976
 22 
John Marshall Harlan
(American Lawyer and Politician)
John Marshall Harlan
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 1, 1833
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boyle County, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1911
 23 
Aḥmad Shawqī
(Arabic Poet Laureate, Playwright, and Writer)
Aḥmad Shawqī
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 17, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: 1932

Aḥmad Shawqī was an Arabic poet laureate who worked at the court of the Khedive. He also wrote plays and prose, including five tragedies. On 17 June 1977, Aḥmad Shawqī's Giza residence was converted into a museum. His work is celebrated even today at a cultural center called the El Sawy Culture Wheel.

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Richard Wilbur
(Poet)
Richard Wilbur
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2017
 25 
William Hooper
(Former Delegate to the Continental Congress)
William Hooper
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 17, 1742
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston
Died: 1790
 26 
Mabel Loomis Todd
(Editor)
Mabel Loomis Todd
0
Birthdate: November 10, 1856
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1932
 27 
David Lewis
(Philosopher)
David Lewis
2
Birthdate: September 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oberlin, Ohio, United States
Died: 2001
 28 
Milena Dravic
(Serbian Film, TV, and Theatre Actress)
Milena Dravic
1
Birthdate: October 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Died: 2018

Milena Dravic was a film, TV, and theatre actress from Serbia. She is best remembered for her portrayal of Ranka in the 1962 film Prekobrojna, for which she received the prestigious Golden Arena under the Best Actress category. A versatile actress, Milena Dravic was also the recipient of Pavle Vujisić Award and the Dobričin prsten lifetime achievement award.

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Edith Mary Pargeter
(Novelist)
Edith Mary Pargeter
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 28, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Horsehay, Shropshire, England
Died: 1995
 30 
Emil Gilels
(One of the Greatest Pianists of All Time)
Emil Gilels
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 19, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
Died: 1985

Soviet pianist Emil Gilels is remembered as one of the greatest in his field. He was 6 when he began studying piano and later toured the world, playing in New York City and London. He died before he could complete a recording cycle of Beethoven's sonatas for Deutsche Grammophon.

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Prince Albert of Prussia
(Prince)
Prince Albert of Prussia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 4, 1809
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany
Died: 1872
 32 
Jacques Arcadelt
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1507 AD
Birthplace: Belgium
Died: 1568

Renaissance composer Jacques Arcadelt, one of the most significant figures of the Franco-Netherlandish school, is best remembered for his madrigals and his secular compositions. He was influenced by a variety of music, such as frottola and the music he heard as a choir member of the Sistine Chapel.

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Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
(Prince)
Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Schloss Wilhelmsthal, Calden, Germany
Died: 1988
 34 
Frankie Yankovic
(Musician)
Frankie Yankovic
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Davis, West Virginia, United States
Died: 1998
 35 
Herman Charles Bosman
(Short Story Writer)
Herman Charles Bosman
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kuils River, Cape Town, South Africa
Died: 1951
 36 
Françoise de Brézé
(Courtier)
Françoise de Brézé
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1515 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: 1577
 37 
Edmund Bacon
(American Urban Planner and Architect)
Edmund Bacon
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: May 2, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2005
Architect Edmund Norwood Bacon initially worked as a designer in Shanghai. He then joined Philadelphia Housing and worked with architects such as Louis I. Kahn in giving shape to the Better Philadelphia Exhibit and designing the major landmarks of Philadelphia. He is the father of actor Kevin Bacon.
 38 
Gunilla von Post
(Writer)
Gunilla von Post
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2011

Gunilla von Post was a Swedish aristocrat best remembered for her 1997 book Love, Jack, which revealed an intimate relationship with John F. Kennedy during the 1950s. In 2010, Gunilla von Post auctioned some of the letters penned by Kennedy to her.

 39 
Jehanne D'Alcy
(Actress)
Jehanne D'Alcy
1
Birthdate: March 20, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vaujours, Seine-et-Oise, France
Died: 1956
 40 
Hjalmar Söderberg
(Swedish Author Remembered for His Portrayal of Melancholia and Irony)
Hjalmar Söderberg
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 2, 1869
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1941

Swedish author, playwright, and journalist Hjalmar Söderberg had begun his career as a civil servant, before switching to full-time writing. Known for his novels such as Doctor Glas and Martin Birck’s Youth, he also penned short story collections such as Historietter. His themes are often melancholic and cynical.

 41 
Yambo Ouologuem
(Author)
Yambo Ouologuem
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bandiagary, Mali
Died: 2017
 42 
Phetsarath Ratanavongsa
(Political leader)
Phetsarath Ratanavongsa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 19, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingdom of Luang Phrabang
Died: 1959
 43 
Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
(Queen)
Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
0
Birthdate: September 4, 1557
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wismar, Germany
Died: 1631
 44 
Gerry Robinson
(Television presenter, Businessperson)
Gerry Robinson
0
Birthdate: October 23, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dunfanaghy, Ireland
Died: 2021
 45 
Peter le Page Renouf
(Former British professor, Egyptologist, and museum director, best known for his translation of The Book of the Dead)
Peter le Page Renouf
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 23, 1822
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guernsey
Died: 1897
 46 
Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
(Composer)
Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 3, 1709
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1758
 47 
Walter M. Elsasser
(Physicist)
Walter M. Elsasser
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Died: 1991
 48 
Sigurd Hoel
(Norwegian Novelist)
Sigurd Hoel
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 14, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nord-Odal, Norway
Died: 1960

Sigurd Hoel was a Norwegian author best remembered for his 1927 book Sinners in Summertime, which was adapted into a movie in 1932 and in 2002. As the main consultant for Gyldendal publishing, Sigurd Hoel influenced a generation of Norwegian writers. In 1940, he was honored with the Gyldendal's Endowment award. In 1948, he received the prestigious Norwegian Booksellers' Prize.

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Arlen Specter
(United States Senator from Pennsylvania)
Arlen Specter
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: 2012
 50 
Hugh Capet
(King of the Franks from 987 to 996)
Hugh Capet
1
Birthdate: 0939 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 0996