Famous Deaths on 14th August

Deaths 1 - 120 of 120

582 - Tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor
1167 - Raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies
1204 - Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (b. 1182)
1390 - John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364)
1433 - Johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76
1573 - Saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese warlord (b. 1548)
1587 - Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49
1652 - Abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60
1691 - Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnel, Irish rebel (b. 1630)
1704 - Roland Laporte, French Protestant leader (b. 1675)
1727 - William Croft, composer, dies at 48
1763 - Giovanni Battista Somis, composer, dies at 76
1774 - Johann Jakob Reiske, German physician (b. 1716)
1784 - Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (b. 1718)
1785 - John William Fletcher, evangelist, dies
1788 - Thomas Sheridan, actor/biographer/lexicographer (Intelligencer), dies
1794 - George Colman, the Elder, playwright, dies
1833 - Luigi Cagnola, architect, dies
1834 - Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer, dies at 63
1844 - Henry Francis Cary, translator (Dante), dies
1856 - William Buckland, dean (Westminster)/geologist, dies
1856 - Constant Prévost, French geologist (b. 1787)
1858 - George Combe, phrenologist, dies
1860 - André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (b. 1774)
1863 - Colin Campbell, British officer (Cawnpore), dies at 70
1867 - Niccola Benvenuti, composer, dies at 84
US Civil War Admiral David FarragutUS Civil War Admiral David Farragut (1870) 1870 - David Farragut, American Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), dies at 69
1874 - Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (b. 1821)
1884 - Arnoldus Pannevis, South African shipping agent/linguist, dies at 46
1887 - Richard Jeffries, naturalist/essayist, dies
1891 - Johnny Mullagh, cricketer (Aboriginal tourist 1868), dies
1905 - Mohammed Abdoe, Egyptian writing expert (Al'Oerwah al-Woethka), dies
1905 - Simeon Solomon, British artist (b. 1840)
1922 - Alfred CW Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe/newspaper magnate, dies
1923 - Jacob T Cremer, pres (Dutch Handel-Mij), dies at 76
1926 - John H. Moffitt, American politician (b. 1843)
1928 - Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Spuk/Rasputin), dies at 37
1932 - Rin Tin Tin, US Hollywood-dog, dies
1936 - Rainey Bethea, hanged, last US public execution
1937 - Sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48
1938 - Hugh Trumble, cricketer (32 Tests for Australia, 141 wickets), dies
1938 - J J Kelly, cricketer (36 Tests for Aust 1896-1905, stumped 20), dies
1938 - Landon Ronald, composer/pianist, dies at 65
1941 - Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
1941 - Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (b. 1894)
1943 - Joe Kelley, American baseball player (b. 1871)
1946 - Susan St James, [Susan Jane Miller], Los Angeles California, actress (Kate & Allie)
1949 - Husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death
1949 - Husni el-Zaim, president/dictator of Syria, shot to death
Newspaper Publisher William Randolph HearstNewspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst (1951) 1951 - William Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, dies in Beverly Hills aged 88
1955 - Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian, dies at 66
1955 - Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress (b. 1861)
1956 - Bertold Brecht, German writer (Mother Courage), dies at 58
1956 - Freiherr Constantine von Neurath, German foreign min (1932-38), dies
1958 - Big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65
1958 - Frederic Joliot-Curie, French nuclear physicist (Nobel 1936), dies
1958 - Gladys L Presley, mom of Elvis, dies at 46
1958 - Mary Ritter Beard, American historian, dies at 82
1958 - Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b.1873)
1961 - Clarke Ashton Smith, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68
1961 - Guido Alberto Fano, composer, dies at 86
1961 - Henri-Edouard-Prosper Breuil, priest/archaeologist, dies
1963 - Clifford Odets, US playwright (Golden Boy), dies at 57
1964 - Johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30
1965 - Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/writer (Walk at Dawn), dies
1966 - S J "Tip" Snooke, South African cricket all-rounder (26 Tests 1905-23), dies
1967 - Bob Anderson, British racing driver (b. 1931)
1969 - Leonard Sidney Woolf, English publisher/writer, dies at 88
1969 - Sigrid Gurie, actor (3 Faces West, Algiers), dies at 58
1970 - Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62
1971 - Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer, dies at 59
1972 - Jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), dies at 86
1972 - Oscar Levant, actor (American in Paris, Dance of Life), dies at 65
1972 - Pierre Brasseur, French actor (Quai des Brumes), dies at 66
1974 - Raymond Budd, South African trade unionist
1975 - Joris Baers, Flemish bibliographer (founder Boekengids), dies at 87
1978 - Nicolas Bentley, British writer (b. 1907)
1980 - Dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider
1981 - Dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies
1981 - Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
1982 - Patrick Magee, Irish actor (Clockwork Orange, King Lear), dies at 60
1984 - John Boynton Priestley, English, stagewriter (Magicians), dies at 89
1984 - Peter Charles Arthur Wishart, composer, dies at 63
1984 - Tigran Petroshan, Russian chess grand master, dies at 55
1985 - Gale Sondergaard, actress (Letter), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 86
1988 - Enzo Ferrari, Italy, sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90
1988 - Roy Buchanan, American guitarist (b. 1939)
1991 - Douglas Kiker, newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61
1991 - Alberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (b. 1920)
1992 - Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian/Dutch painter, dies at 104
1992 - Flora SA Benson, US, wife of pres Ezra Taft B of mormon church, dies
1992 - John J Sirica, US, judge (Watergate), dies at 88
1992 - Marion P Ames, US, advocate/activist, dies
1992 - Tony Williams, US, singer (Platters-Great Pretender), dies at 64
1994 - Bill Cowley, creator (Lyke Wake Walk), dies at 78
1994 - Elias Canetti, Bulgaria/British author (Nobel 1981), dies at 89
1994 - Joan Harrison, English producer/Alfred Hitchcock's sect, dies at 83
1994 - Patrick Meehan, petty Criminal, dies at 67
1994 - Tom Greenshields, sculptor, dies at 79
1995 - Joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82
1996 - Camilla Horn, actress (Rebus, Vertigine, Matinee Idol), dies at 93
1996 - Sergiu Celibidache, conductor, dies at 84
1996 - Uzo Egonu, painter/print maker, dies at 64
1999 - Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (b. 1918)
2000 - Alain Fournier, French-born computer graphics researcher (b. 1943)
2000 - Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
2002 - Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
2003 - Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
2004 - Trevor Skeet, New Zealand-born British politician (b. 1918)
2004 - Czesław Miłosz, Polish-born writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1911)
2005 - Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (b. 1932)
2006 - Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
2007 - Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
2010 - Herman Leonard, American photographer (b. 1923)
2010 - Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)
2011 - Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director (b. 1931)
2012 - Ron Palillo, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 63
2012 - Phyllis Thaxter, American actress, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
2013 - Allen Lanier, American rocker, dies from complications from COPD at 67
2013 - Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, dies at 43

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