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1930Fridtjof Nansen, Arctic explorer/diplomat (Nobel 1922), dies at 68

1884Cyrus Hall McCormick, American inventor (mechanical reaper), dies at 75

2001R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (b. 1906)

1974Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

May 13th Deaths
Date Event
384
Servatius/Aravatius, bishop of Tongeren, dies at 65+ 
1162
Géza II of Hungary 
1176
Matthias I, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1119) 
1312
Theobald II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1263) 
1381
John of Chatillon, governor/viceroy of Holland, dies 
1390
Robert II the Steward, King of Scots (1371-90), dies 
1573
Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (b. 1521) 
1619
Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, lands advocate, beheaded 
1704
Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (b. 1632) 
1732
Theodor Schwartzkopff, composer, dies at 72 
1742
Ludwig IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (b. 1719) 
1776
Anton de Haen, medical Ratio medendi, dies at 71 
1787
Johann Michael Malzat, composer, dies at 38 
1793
Martin Gerbert, composer, dies at 72 
1807
Eliphalet Dyer, American statesman and judge (b. 1721) 
1812
Johann Matthias Sperger, composer, dies at 62 
1831
Christian G Korner, German lawyer, dies at 74 
1832
Georges Cuvier, French naturalist (b. 1769) 
1835
John Nash, British town planner/architect (Regent's Park), dies 
1839
Israel Ashkenazi of Shklov, found Ashkenazic community (1815), dies 
1839
Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator, dies 
1864
Junius Daniel, Confederate brig-general, dies at 35 
1866
Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician (b. 1796) 
1873
Kaspar Masek, composer, dies at 79 
1882
Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer, murdered at 35 
1884
Cyrus Hall McCormick, American inventor (mechanical reaper), dies at 75 
1885
Juliana Horatia [Gatty] Ewing, author (Lob Lie-by-the-Fire), dies 
1885
Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician (b. 1809) 
1892
Jean Alexander Ferdinand Poise, composer, dies at 63 
1896
Nora Perry, writer, dies 
1901
Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. "Clarín", Spanish novelist and literary critic (b. 1851) 
1904
Jan Boissevain, ship owner/politician, dies 
1914
R E Foster, only dual England captain at cricket & soccer, dies 
1916
Sholem Aleichem, yiddish writer (Fiddler on the Roof), dies 
1916
Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof 
1921
Jean Aicard, French poet and novelist (b. 1848) 
1921
Manuel Varé 'Varelito', Gloria que mata 
1924
Louis A. Hirsch, Yankee Doodle Dandy 
1925
Boris V Savinkov, Russian writer/terrorist, dies 
1926
Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (b. 1857) 
1927
Heinrich Peer, Im stillen Ozean 
1929
George Stallings, The Baseball Revue of 1917 
1929
Kees Lageman, Zonnestraal 
1930
Fridtjof Nansen, Arctic explorer/diplomat (Nobel 1922), dies at 68 
1930
Helena Lange, German feminist, dies 
1930
Fridtjof Nansen, Vår egen tid 
1931
Josif Marinkovic, composer, dies at 79 
1932
Margery Land May, Those Who Judge 
1933
Paul Ernst, writer, dies at 67 
1933
Paul Ernst, Kid Dynamite 
1935
Clarence Geldart, A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate 
1936
Károly Mihályfi, Vorrei morir 
1936
Stella Freeman, The House of the Arrow 
1937
Ekaterina Geladze, mother of Joseph Stalin (b. 1858) 
1938
Charles Edouard Guillaume, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861) 
1938
Paul Pauley, La famille Pont-Biquet 
1939
Frank Moulan, Finn and Haddie 
1939
Victor Bernau, Familien på Borgan 
1942
Hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41 
1942
Josette Andriot, In Search of the Castaways 
1942
Estelle Everett, The Law of Nature 
1942
Hyam Greenbaum, Escape Me Never 
1945
Tubby Hall, American musician (b. 1895) 
1945
Øvre Richter Frich, House of Silence 
1945
Myrtle Glass, The Gladiator 
1947
Sukanta Bhattacharya, A Soft Note on a Sharp Scale 
1948
Kathleen Kennedy,  
1948
Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy,  
1948
Milan Begovic, Ivanjska noc 
1948
Hans Sternberg, Destiny 
1950
'Whispering' Jack Smith, Happy Days 
1950
Corrado Racca, 100 Days of Napoleon 
1951
Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, author (Issue Beukennoot), dies at 65 
1952
Earl Wooden, My Pal Trigger 
1952
E. Vivian Reynolds, Bleak House 
1953
Cecil Spooner, Nell of the Circus 
1953
Mrs. A.W. Filson, The Squaw Man 
1954
Frank Austin, Almost Human 
1956
Aleksandr A Fadejev, Russ author (Young Guard), commits suicide at 54 
1956
Aleksandr Fadeyev, The Young Guard 
1957
Dorothy Dale, The Ten Commandments 
1957
Elijah Zerr, Pidgin Island 
1957
Hannes Lutz, The Jean LeBec Story 
1958
Helvi Kaario, Puck 
1958
Carl Hiecke, Johnny O'Clock 
1958
Freddie Fralick, Too Much Elixir of Life 
1959
Sten Lindgren, One Summer of Happiness 
1960
Ernst Vollbehr,  
1960
Aleksandr Larikov, Andreyka 
1960
Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur, M 
1961
Gary Cooper, 2 time Acad award winning actor (High Noon), dies at 60 
1961
Victoria Adams, Angel Baby 
1962
Frank Jenks, actor (Colonel Flack), dies of cancer at 60 
1962
Franz Jozef Kline, US expressionist painter, dies at 51 
1962
H Trendley Dean, doctor (introduced fluoridation into water) 
1963
Alois Hudal, bishop, helped Nazi war criminals escape (b. 1885) 
1964
Hamilton Basso, The View from Pompey's Head 
1966
Henk [Hendrik M] of Randwijk, poet/editor in chief (illegal), dies 
1967
Frank McGrath, actor (Wagon Train), dies at 64 
1968
Jane Faber, Fantomas 
1970
Alessandro De Stefani, The Siege of the Alcazar 
1971
Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, composer, dies 67 
1972
Dan Blocker, American actor (Hoss-Bonanza), dies at 43 
1974
Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican writer (b. 1902) 
1974
Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69 
1974
Khaziakhmet Bukharskiy, Salavat Yulayev 
1975
Bob Wills, actor (Lone Prairie), dies at 69 
1975
Jules Strongbow, Episode #6.31 
1977
Vladimir Shakhovskoy, Karyera Dimy Gorina 
1978
Albert Roberts, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 7 wickets), dies 
1979
Nelly Aenders, actress (In Pyama), dies at 65 
1979
Vera Vance, The Unholy Three 
1980
Opal Euard, The Lostling 
1980
Elliott Arnold, Broken Arrow 
1981
Carl Weinrich, composer, dies at 76 
1981
Joan Weber, The Missing Men 
1981
Reg Browne, Son of the Renegade 
1982
Kara Abulfazogli Karayev, composer, dies at 64 
1982
Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer, dies at 74 
1982
Qara Qarayev, Don Kikhot 
1982
Renzo Rossellini, Rome, Open City 
1983
Hilary Holden, The Brood 
1983
Erna Sellmer, Murderers Among Us 
1983
Rafael Gama, Mexican Sportland 
1984
Joop Geesink, Loeki de leeuw 
1984
Pierre Bertin, The Great Promenade 
1984
Irving Pincus, The Real McCoys 
1984
Erzsi Orsolya, Love 
1984
Jess Nichols, Blood Bath 
1985
Leatrice Joy, silent screen star, dies in Riverdale (Bronx) NYC at 91 
1985
Selma Diamond, comedienne (Selma-Night Court), dies of cancer at 64 
1985
Mildred Scheel, Treffpunkt Herz 
1985
John Africa,  
1985
Leif Sinding, Tante Pose 
1985
Franz Schneider, Der blaue Heinrich 
1985
Leatrice Joy, The Ace of Hearts 
1985
Selma Diamond, All of Me 
1985
Kenner G. Kemp, Decorating Dave's Office 
1985
Denmei Suzuki, Hodô no sasayaki 
1986
Alexander Archdale, Village of the Damned 
1986
George Gaines, All the President's Men 
1986
Maria Bellonci, Episode #1.5 
1987
Forbes Robinson, Manon Lescaut 
1987
Phil Moore, Valiant 
1987
Richard Ellmann, Wilde 
1987
F.R. Crawley, The Loon's Necklace 
1988
Chet Baker, jazz trumpeter, fell to death out of a hotel window at 59 
1988
Paul Genge, Bullitt 
1988
Robert D. Emmerich, The End of the Affair 
1988
Chet Baker, The Sixth Sense 
1989
Carlos Velosa, Camões 
1989
Krystian Tomczak, A Tale of Adam Mickiewicz's 'Forefathers' Eve' 
1989
Bjørn Puggaard-Müller, Alt for kvinden 
1989
Joanna Roos, As the World Turns 
1989
Bill Davenport, The Longest Kiss 
1990
Venedikt Jerofejev, Russian writer, dies 
1990
Henryk Swolkien, Brzozowa Street 
1990
Bob Wright, Tall Story 
1991
Jimmy McPartland, jazz cornetist, dies of cancer at 83 
1991
Edward J. Heim, Episode dated 27 March 1991 
1991
Myron Brinig, The Sisters 
1991
Carlo Baltieri, La mascotte dei diavoli blu 
1992
Floyd Arceneaux, trumpeter, dies at 58 
1992
Gisela Elsner, writer, dies at 55 
1992
F. E. McWilliam, Northern Irish sculptor (b. 1909) 
1992
Ana Lizarraga, American Me 
1992
Leon Klatzkin, Four Star Playhouse 
1992
Attila Nagy, The Round-Up 
1992
Ruble Blakey, Sepia Cinderella 
1992
Gisela Elsner, Publicity 
1993
Borolas, [Joaquin Garcia], Mexican comedian (Santa Sangre), dies at 71 
1993
Evert "Eef" Dolman, Dutch cyclist (Olympic-gold-1964), dies at 47 
1993
Joaquin Garcia, Mexican comic actor, dies of heart attack at 71 
1993
Curt Riess, Intermediate Landing in Paris 
1993
George Corey, Mr. Winkle Goes to War 
1994
Arthur Basil Cotle, medievalist, dies at 77 
1994
Duncan Hamilton, driver, dies at 74 
1994
Ruth Gillette, actress (Wild Gold), dies of cancer at 88 
1994
Ruth Gillette, In Old Chicago 
1994
Usko Kemppi, Omena putoaa 
1994
Henry Jessen, Møblerne 
1994
Carol McEvoy, The Towering Inferno 
1995
Cecil Marley, cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies 
1995
Alexander Godunov, Die Hard 
1995
Alan Maley, Raiders of the Lost Ark 
1995
Virginia Fordyce, Bonds of Deception 
1996
John "Jack" Baines, mountaineering publisher, dies at 57 
1996
Mark Jugis, Gentleman's Bet 
1996
Jack S. Krevoy, Bio-Dome 
1996
Irène de Trebert, Mademoiselle Swing 
1997
Laurie Lee, English writer ('Cider with Rosie'), dies at 82 
1997
Leon Tokatyan, Lou Grant 
1997
Ivan Hercigonja, Muha 
1998
William Tasker, Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens 
1998
Frank Ragano, Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir 
1998
Webster C. Phillips, Destination Moon 
1998
Dorothy Babb, Earl Carroll Sketchbook 
1998
Timothy E. Nesbitt, Carriers 
1999
Gene Sarazen, American golfer (b. 1902) 
1999
Gene Sarazen, Shell's Wonderful World of Golf 
1999
Elfriede Fischinger, The Contemplative Films of Oskar Fischinger 
1999
Valérie Kaplanová, Jára Cimrman Lying, Sleeping 
1999
Frosso Kokkola, The 900 Under Marina 
1999
P. Scott Makela, Fight Club 
2000
Paul Bartel, American actor (b. 1938) 
2000
Paul Bartel, The Usual Suspects 
2000
Robert Burr, Search for Tomorrow 
2000
John Dixon, Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy 
2001
R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (b. 1906) 
2001
Jason Miller, American playwright (b. 1939) 
2001
Gwen Bagni, With Six You Get Eggroll 
2001
Ralph Tabakin, Rain Man 
2001
Jason Miller, The Exorcist 
2001
Bettie Biery, The Car 
2001
Eddra Gale, The Graduate 
2001
Jorge Miguel Couselo, El tango en el cine 
2001
Alex Glasgow, Maths-in-a-Box 
2001
Giorgio Mangiamele, Clay 
2001
Salvador Garmendia, The Voice of the Heart 
2001
R.K. Narayan, Guide 
2001
Byron Mabe, The Doberman Gang 
2001
Steve Parker, My Geisha 
2001
Harold Minter, Zorro's Black Whip 
2001
Gregory Beaumont, The Dentist 
2001
Louis Cochet, Wings of Desire 
2002
Valeri Lobanovsky, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1939) 
2002
Ruth Cracknell, Australian actress (b. 1925) 
2002
Ab Harrewijn, Episode dated 4 April 2002 
2002
Pierre Ruegg, Le dernier chant 
2002
Michael E. Bahr, Night Calls 
2002
David Chappe, Beowulf 
2002
Ruth Cracknell, Lilian's Story 
2002
Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Finale van het E.K. '88 
2003
Noel Redding, Jimi Plays Monterey 
2003
Stanislaw Goszczurny, Mewy 
2003
Marcos Zucker, El verso 
2004
Floyd Kalber, Today 
2004
Dottie Lee Phillips, Deep Adventure 
2004
Terry McCrea, Gods and Generals 
2005
George Dantzig, American mathematician (b. 1914) 
2005
Michael Ross, American serial killer (b. 1959) 
2005
Eddie Barclay, French record producer (b. 1921) 
2005
J. Craig Morrison, Dante's Peak 
2005
Joe Raue, Night of Terror 
2005
Phil Kellison, Airplane II: The Sequel 
2005
Arto Melleri, Dolly and Her Lover 
2005
Jorge Vidal, Heart of a Child 
2005
Aleksandra Klimova, Ryadom s vami 
2006
Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (b. 1923) 
2006
Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (b. 1949) 
2006
Joan Diener, Episode #19.23 
2006
Jaroslav Pelikan, Martin Luther 
2006
Hans Hansen, Hallo, das ist die Liebe 
2006
Peter Vierek, Undergångens arkitektur 
2007
Annelise Matschulat, Der elegante Dreh 
2007
Kunka Baeva, Granitza 
2007
Xiaoxu Chen, Jia Chun Qiu 
2007
Stig Wikström, Måsen 
2007
Charles Pemberton, The Four Feathers 
2008
Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait (b. 1930) 
2008
Ron Stone, American television reporter (b. 1936) 
2008
Jill Adams, The Green Man 
2008
Colea Rautu, Duelul 
2008
Rosario Prestopino, Demons 
2008
Charles Gary Allison, Part 1 
2008
Len Maxwell, What's Up, Tiger Lily? 
2008
John Phillip Law, Barbarella 
2008
Ron Stone, The Outing 
2008
Lucius Battle, Korea 
2009
Rabbi Meir Brandsdorfer, member of the Rabbinical Court of the Edah HaChareidis, Jerusalem 
2009
Frank Aletter, American character actor (b. 1926) 
2009
Kenneth E. Stager, Say Goodbye 
2009
Christiane Covington, Conversations with Other Women 
2009
Armand Alzamora, Sergeants 3 
2009
Frank Aletter, General Hospital 
2009
Berit Erbe, Nye slægter 
2009
Anne Scott-James, The Old School Tie 
2009
Monica Bleibtreu, 4 Minutes 
2010
Eddie Garrett, Looking for Mr. Goodbar 
2010
Ilse Pohl, In 24 Stunden 
2010
Rosa Rio, Cruel, Cruel Love 
2011
Derek Boogaard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1982) 
2011
Bruce Ricker, American jazz and blues documentarian (b. 1942) 
2011
Anna Longhi, The Talented Mr. Ripley 
2011
Jack Richardson, Adventures in Rock 
2011
Jerome Allen, The Contender 
2011
Joan Reynolds, The Boxer 
2011
Badal Sircar, Kaal Abhirati 
2011
Bruce Ricker, Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows 
2011
Heimo Bachstein, The Slit 
2011
Wolfgang Ostberg, Steckbrieflich gesucht 
2011
Waldemar Grodzki, Bawilem w Oswiecimiu 
2012
Donald "Duck" Dunn, American bassist, dies at 70 
2012
Donald Dunn, Argo 
2012
Mayer Franck, Passenger 
2012
Katya Filipova, Nachaloto na edna vakantziya 
2012
Mario Trejo, Strangers Online 
2012
Mike McGrady, Talking Walls 
2013
Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, dies from respiratory failure at 85 
2013
Chuck Muncie, American football running back, dies from a heart attack at 60 
2013
Vladimir Romanovsky, Soviet sprint canoer, dies at 56 
2013
Borík Procházka, Lidice 
2013
Bruce Subke, Voyeur Eyes Only 
2013
Joyce Brothers, Analyze That 
2013
Chuck Muncie, 1981 Dolphins/Chargers 
2013
Sarah Garvey, MegaFault 
2013
Massimo De Rita, Everybody's Fine 
2013
Lilo Fürst-Ramdohr, Die Widerständigen. Zeugen der Weißen Rose 
2014
Tessa Watts, INXS: Live Baby Live 
2014
Anthony Villanueva, Pamatay: Kaliwa at kanan...! 
2014
Malik Bendjelloul, Searching for Sugar Man 
2014
Gloria Stone, Brigadoon 
2014
Michelle Bellerose, Bless the Child 
2015
Edward M. Fouhy, Chatham Radio Goes to War 
2015
Derek Davis, Episode #1.3 
2015
Lucy Fabery, The Super He-Man 
2015
Gill Dennis, Walk the Line 
2015
Gunter Berger, Edgar Wallace - Das Schloss des Grauens 
2015
Robert Drasnin, Death of a Salesman 
2015
Yuri Simakin, Strasti po Neronu 
2015
Arlette Thomas, Shame of the Jungle 
2015
Franz Grabner, David Wants to Fly 
2016
Sally Brampton, journalist and writer, dies aged 60 
2016
Girls actor Nick Lashaway dies aged 28 
2016
Francois Morellet Kinetic and Neon Art Pioneer Dies aged 90 
2016
Emmie Taylor, widow of 'Mr Sheffield Wednesday' Eric, dies aged 104 
2016
Newport darts legend Allan Plant dies aged 76 
2016
Yukio Ninagawa, masterful director of Shakespeare, dies aged 80 
2016
Evelyn Eveva SitaliFormer Big Brother Africa star dies aged 29 
2016
Cricket: Former Knypersley all-rounder Les Lowe dies, aged 68 
2017
Mauno Koivisto, Finland's former president, dies at 93 
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