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Notable Deaths on May 14th

1991Jiang Qing, widow of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, commits suicide

1919Henry John Heinz, founder of the H. J. Heinz Company, dies at 74

2015The Thrill is Gone, BB King, the King of Blues, dies at 89

2003Dave DeBusschere, American basketball player, dies of a heart attack at 62

May 14th Deaths
Date Event
347
Pachomius, Egyptian monastery founder/abbot (Coenobieten), dies 
649
Theodore, Greek Pope (642-49) (excommunicated by Paul II), dies 
964
John XII, [Octavianus], Pope (955-64), dies 
1470
Charles VIII of Sweden (b. 1409) 
1565
Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reform theologist, dies 
1574
Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru (b. 1479) 
1608
Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1543) 
1610
Henry IV, 1st Bourbon King of France (1572, 89-1610), murdered at 56 
1643
Louis XIII, King of France (1610-43), dies at 41 
1649
Friedrich Spanheim, Dutch theologian (b. 1600) 
1669
Georges de Scudéry, French writer (b. 1601) 
1688
Antoine Furetière, French writer (b. 1619) 
1726
John B Wellekens, poet/painter (Wedding Guests), dies 
1726
Moshe Darshan, Rabbi/author (Torat Ahsam), dies 
1742
Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop, dies at 64 
1754
Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (b. 1692) 
1761
Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rule of Simpson), dies at 50 
1801
Johann Ernst Altenburg, composer, dies at 66 
1818
Matthew Gregory Lewis, English novelist (b. 1775) 
1820
Paul Friedrich Struck, composer, dies at 43 
1832
John van Speijk, Dutch heroic sailor, buried 
1833
Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow, composer, dies at 88 
1847
Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, composer, dies at 41 
1847
Fanny Mendelssohn, Dancing Soul 
1860
Ludwig Bechstein, German writer (b. 1801) 
1860
Ludwig Bechstein, Vom Knaben, der das Hexen lernen wollte 
1863
Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent, composer, dies at 46 
1864
William N Green Jr, Union brig-general, dies 
1870
Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer, dies at 69 
1873
Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician and writer (b. 1797) 
1877
John Roberts, composer, dies at 54 
1878
Ookubo Toshimichi, Japanese statesman, samurai, and one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji Restoration (b. 1830) 
1887
Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (b. 1808) 
1889
Volney E. Howard, American politician (b. 1809) 
1893
Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician (surface of Kummer), dies at 83 
1893
Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer, dies at 65 
1904
Richard Hol, Dutch composer/organist/conductor, dies at 78 
1906
Carl Schurz, German revolutionary and statesman (b. 1829) 
1912
August Strindberg, Swedish writer (Deaddans), dies at 63 
1912
Frederik VIII C W K, King of Denmark (1906-12), dies at 68 
1912
August Strindberg, Miss Julie 
1912
King Frederik VIII, Kong Frederik VIII besøger Island 
1915
József Dezsö, Gazdag ember kabátja 
1918
James Gordon Bennett, Jr., American newspaper publisher (b. 1841) 
1919
Henry John Heinz, founder of the H. J. Heinz Company, dies at 74 
1923
Charles de Freycinet, French prime minister (b. 1828) 
1925
Henry Rider Haggard, English writer (Dawn, She), dies 
1925
H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines 
1928
Max Auzinger, Michael 
1931
David Belasco, American theatrical producer (b. 1853) 
1931
Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter (b. 1887) 
1931
Viktor Dyk, The Pied Piper 
1931
David Belasco, Laugh, Clown, Laugh 
1932
Lule Warrenton, The Great Fear 
1932
John Hughes, Public Enemies 
1933
Erich Schönfelder, Ein Erpressertrick 
1933
Arthur Forrest, When Knighthood Was in Flower 
1933
Henry Bender, Lumpenkavaliere 
1934
Lou Criger, American baseball player (b. 1872) 
1934
Albert Roccardi, The Gold That Glittered 
1935
Magnus Hirschfeld, Different from the Others 
1936
Edmond HH Allenby, English fieldmarshal in Egypt, dies at 74 
1936
Samuel Pl'h Naber, spy/librarian, dies at 71 
1936
Edmund Allenby, With Allenby in Palestine and Lawrence in Arabia 
1937
John Burke, The Million Dollar Mystery 
1937
Earl 'Snake Hips' Tucker, Crazy House 
1938
Jacobus C J "Jacques" Hermans, actor (Ghetto), dies at 81 
1938
Addy Britt, The Night Court 
1939
Carl Zickner, Die Gespensterstunde 
1939
Christiane Dor, The Red Head 
1940
Eddy [Charles E] du Platform, writer/poet, dies 
1940
Emma Goldman, US anarchists/feminist/author (Living My Life), dies 
1940
Jacob van Gelderen, economist/sociologist/SDAP-2nd-Chamber, dies at 49 
1940
Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer (Forum, New Elite), suicide at 38 
1940
Emma Goldman, Good Enough for the People 
1940
Beatrice Coleman, It Happened in Hollywood 
1940
Ogden Crane, The Lost Freight Car 
1941
Karen Caspersen, The Mysterious X 
1942
Frank Churchill, Enchanted 
1942
Joe Jackson, The Lion and the Girl 
1943
Henri La Fontaine, Belgian Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1854) 
1943
Ernst Munkeboe, Peder Tordenskjold 
1944
John Lockert, Gunga Din 
1944
John Martin Harvey, The Only Way 
1945
Heber J. Grant, seventh president of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1856) 
1945
Heber J. Grant, Latter-Day Saint Leaders: Past and Present 
1945
Hugh Saxon, Seven Years Bad Luck 
1946
Lee Kohlmar, Orphans of the Storm 
1946
Charles Alphin, The Merry Widower 
1947
John Ray Sinnock, US chief engraver (1925-47), dies at 59 
1948
Una Trevelyn, The Devil's Passkey 
1949
Chuck Baldra, The Lawless Nineties 
1953
Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japans/US painter/etcher, dies at 59 
1953
Lulu Beeson, You Belong to Me 
1953
Fred Santley, Morning Glory 
1953
Crauford Kent, Mutiny on the Bounty 
1953
Tamari Abakelya, Giorgi Saakadze 
1954
Heinz Guderian, German General (b. 1888) 
1954
Heinz Guderian, After Mein Kampf?: The Story of Adolph Hitler 
1955
Betty Ann Davies, dies at 44 
1955
Jack Virgil, Bells of Rosarita 
1955
Betty Ann Davies, The Passionate Friends 
1955
Kate Cutler, Pygmalion 
1955
Anwar Wagdi, The Flirtation of Girls 
1956
Elizabeth Lonergan, Her Oath of Vengeance 
1957
Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (b. 1884) 
1957
Martin Turner, The Ghost Rider 
1957
Thit Jensen, Thit Jensen 
1959
Sidney Bechet, US jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 62 
1959
Jesse Goldstein, Huyendo del halcón 
1959
Arthur Huotari, Pretty Baby 
1959
William Kahn, Das Mädchen von der Heilsarmee 
1959
Sidney Bechet, Midnight in Paris 
1959
Ivane Perestiani, The Murder of General Gryaznov 
1960
Aleksandr Kistov, Vperedi - krutoy povorot 
1962
Florence Auer, American actress (b. 1880) 
1965
Frances Perkins, US 1st female minister of Labor (1933-45), dies at 83 
1965
Nina Koshetz, Algiers 
1966
Georgia BD Camp Johnson, US poet/playwright, dies at 88 
1966
Megan Lloyd George, English politician, dies at 64 
1968
Husband Edward Kimmel, commandant US Ocean fleet WW II, dies at 86 
1968
Viveka Linder, Sten Stensson kommer till stan 
1969
Enid Bennett, silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), dies at 75 
1969
Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (b. 1888) 
1970
Billie Burke, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 85 
1971
Lt. Matthews, Injustice 
1973
Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (b. 1905) 
1974
György Szinetár, Goose Boy 
1976
Keith Relf, rock vocalist (Yardbirds), electrocuted at 33 
1977
Robert Maynard Hutchins, Zuckerkandl! 
1977
Víctor Tasca, El mago de las finanzas 
1978
Veselin Badrov, Black Pearls 
1979
Paul van 't Veeer, Dutch journalist/writer (Vrije Volk), dies at 57 
1979
Iwao Mori, Madame Butterfly 
1979
Hugo Bolander, Kronblom 
1979
Jean Rhys, Quartet 
1979
Ilmi Parkkari, Gabriel, Come Back 
1979
Marcel Imhoff, Black Out 
1980
Hugh Griffith, actor (Passover Plot, Ben Hur, Tom Jones), dies at 67 
1980
Wilhelm Weismann, composer, dies at 79 
1980
Hugh Griffith, Ben-Hur 
1980
Carl Ebert, Nora 
1980
Ethel Ullman, A Piece of Amber 
1980
Xiro Papas, The Beast in Heat 
1981
Roy Chamberlain, When Johnny Comes Marching Home 
1982
Baron Mariel-Henri Jaspar, Belgian minister/ambassador, dies 
1982
Hugh Beaumont, actor (Ward-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 73 
1982
Bruce Graeme, The Black Mask 
1982
Hugh Beaumont, The Blue Dahlia 
1982
Fred Saidy, Finian's Rainbow 
1983
Miguel Aleman Valdes, attorney/pres of Mexico (1946-52), dies at 80 
1983
Roger J. Traynor, American judge (b. 1900) 
1983
Eduardo Benavente, El Calentito 
1983
Bill Duray, Sunset Murder Case 
1983
K. Amarnath, Bara-Dari 
1984
Larry Stock, songwriter (Blueberry Hill), dies 
1984
Walter Rauff, German colonel (b. 1906) 
1984
János Pásztor, People on the Alps 
1984
Zbigniew Dobrzynski, Sciana czarownic 
1985
Mohammed Munir, Indonesian worker's union leader, executed 
1985
César Fernández Moreno, The ABC of Love 
1985
Mihailo Cagic, Elektroprivreda Jugoslavije 
1985
Mark Shapiro, Nothing But a Man 
1985
Claire Behnke, The Carpetbaggers 
1985
Isabelita Blanch, ¿Quién te quiere a tí? 
1985
Frank Westmore, The Ten Commandments 
1985
Elena Julián, El mensaje de la muerte 
1985
Meiling Yung, She diao ying xiong zhuan 
1985
Maria Luisa Escobar, Flor del campo 
1986
Pauline Guthrie, Metropolitan 
1986
Roland Morris, The Sum of Seven 
1986
William Lindsay, Lifeforce 
1986
Gianni Ravera, The Girl of San Pietro Square 
1987
Rita Hayworth, actress (Gilda), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 68 
1987
Vitomil Zupan, Idealist 
1987
Rita Hayworth, Gilda 
1988
Willem Drees, PM of Netherland (1948-58), dies at 101 
1988
Wayne Jarratt, Episode #1.293 
1988
Yuri Grebenshchikov, Zatyanuvshiysya ekzamen 
1989
Hugh Cross, Seven Days to Noon 
1989
Herschel Rosen, New York Stories 
1990
Andre Ameller, composer, dies at 78 
1990
Janez Jerman, Dancing in the Rain 
1990
Franklyn Seales, Star Trek: The Motion Picture 
1991
Ast Fonteyne, Flemish lecture artist, dies 
1991
Herman Niels, Flemish radio director, dies 
1991
Jiang Qing, widow of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, commits suicide 
1991
John Edward Craven, dies 
1991
Shintaro Abe, minister of Exterior of Japan (1982-86), dies 
1991
José María Rodero, La patrulla 
1991
Fernando Iglesias 'Tacholas', The Dependent 
1991
Joy Batchelor, Animal Farm 
1991
Giampiero Albertini, Burn! 
1991
Frank Sanucci, Border Wolves 
1991
Aladár Gerevich, Rome 1960: Games of the XVII Olympiad 
1991
Eddie Craven, The Gilded Lily 
1991
Bozena Rogalska, Nad Niemnem 
1991
Pauline Easterday, Citizen Kane 
1991
Ast Fonteyne, Het mes der barmhartigheid 
1992
Lyle Alzado, NFL defense linesman (Raiders), dies of cancer at 43 
1992
McLaren Stewart, Cinderella 
1992
Zeno Hakl, Radopolje 
1992
Victoria Mierlescu, To xenodoheio ton anamniseon 
1992
Erika Chambliss, Forever 
1992
Felix Walsh, The Close Call 
1992
Lyle Alzado, Ernest Goes to Camp 
1993
Patrick Haemers, Belgian criminal, commits suicide at 40 
1993
William Randolph Hearst, US newspaper magnate (Pulitzer), dies at 85 
1993
Andrzej Kusniewicz, Lekcja martwego jezyka 
1993
Marcos Lander, Guerra é Guerra 
1993
David McKim, Mighty Joe Young 
1993
Hugo Wiener, Ohne Krimi geht die Mimi nie ins Bett 
1993
Kurt Belicke, 12 Uhr mittags kommt der Boß 
1994
Leonard Teale, Australian actor/reciter (Homicide), dies 
1994
Daniel Dassin, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 
1994
Leonard Teale, The Sundowners 
1994
Pál Hetényi, A Hungarian Fairy Tale 
1994
Brian Roper, The Secret Garden 
1994
David Albritton, Jesse Owens 
1994
Nick Bennion, Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island 
1994
Heinz Ockermüller, Lulu 
1995
Maezumi Hakuyu Taizan Koun, teacher (Zen Buddhism), dies at 64 
1995
Christian B. Anfinsen, American Nobel laureate (b. 1916) 
1995
Lea Daan, De dans van de reiger 
1995
Ichirô Izawa, Kakute yume ari 
1995
Audrey Dummett, The King of Comedy 
1995
Tommy Prothro, New York Jets vs. San Diego Chargers 
1995
Bryarly Lee, The Degenerates 
1995
Zlatko Madunic, Atomic War Bride 
1996
Edqard John Gurney, politician, dies at 82 
1996
Qazaleh Alizadeh, writer, dies at 48 
1996
Sritharan Jeganathan, cricketer, 1st Sri Lankan Test player to die 
1996
Vera Chapman, writer, dies at 98 
1996
Ludwig Preiß, Eine kleine Sommermelodie 
1996
Chas. Wayne Hendrickson, The Trouble with Harry 
1996
Dick Randall, Pieces 
1997
Harry Blackstone Jr, magician, dies of cancer at 62 
1997
Princess Caradja-Kretzulesco, descendant of Dracula, dies at 76 
1997
Thelma Carpenter, singer, dies at 76 
1997
Harry Blackstone Jr., Santa Barbara 
1997
Laurie Lee, Cider with Rosie 
1997
Thelma Carpenter, The Wiz 
1997
Alan Furlan, The 13th Spy 
1997
Vesa Enne, Molskis, sanoi Eemeli, molskis! 
1998
Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor, dies at 82 
1998
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American conservationist (b. 1890) 
1998
Tom D'Andrea, Dark Passage 
1998
Frank Sinatra, Silver Linings Playbook 
1998
Geoffrey Kendal, Shakespeare-Wallah 
1998
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Guardian of the Everglades 
1999
Ronald R. Rondell, Around the World in Eighty Days 
1999
Grete Weil Jockisch,  
1999
Jerry Wunderlich, The Exorcist 
1999
Arthur Romans, Happy Anniversary 
1999
Bob Frank, I, Madman 
1999
Buck Houghton, The Wraith 
2000
Obuchi Keizo, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1937) 
2000
Urda Arneberg, Ut av mørket 
2000
Bob Maza, The Fringe Dwellers 
2000
Yoichi Miura, Kiken na kankei 
2001
Juan Verdaguer, Rosaura a las 10 
2001
Pawel Hertz, Maria Konopnicka 
2001
Mauro Bolognini, Metello 
2001
Søren Strømberg, Der må være en sengekant! 
2001
Peter Griffith, Halloween 
2001
Armando Nannuzzi, Jesus of Nazareth 
2001
Elisabeth Lennartz, Hell on Earth 
2002
José Lutzemberger, Chico Mendes: Eu Quero Viver 
2002
Vernon Joyner, The Banker 
2002
Alejandro Ulloa, Horror Express 
2002
Eva Brumby, Der eiserne Gustav 
2002
Charles Ed Rickey, Villa Alegre 
2002
Ray Stricklyn, Days of Our Lives 
2002
Rawshan Zamil, Surja Dighal Bari 
2003
Dave DeBusschere, American basketball player, dies of a heart attack at 62 
2003
Wendy Hiller, British actress (b. 1912) 
2003
Robert Stack, American actor (b. 1919) 
2003
Göran Härjemo, Joe Hill 
2003
Dante Quinterno, Patoruzito 
2003
Poul Pedersen, Qivitoq 
2003
Dave DeBusschere, New Jersey Turnpikes 
2003
Wendy Hiller, The Elephant Man 
2003
Robert Stack, Airplane! 
2003
Otto Edelmann, Der Rosenkavalier 
2003
Pepper LaBeija, Paris Is Burning 
2004
Anna Lee, British actress (b. 1913) 
2004
Rip Coleman, Don Larsen 
2004
Günter Gaus, Hannah Arendt 
2004
Shaun Sutton, The Striking Force 
2004
Jesús Gil y Gil, Episode dated 31 August 1991 
2004
Philip Jones, Man About the House 
2004
Lu Leonard, Annie 
2004
Anna Lee, General Hospital 
2005
Michael McLean, Rocky II 
2005
Ed Kelleher, Madonna: A Case of Blood Ambition 
2005
Jimmy Martin, Six Gun Man 
2005
Alyce Andrece, I, Mudd 
2006
Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (b. 1922) 
2006
Stanley Kunitz, American poet (b. 1905) 
2006
Eva Norvind, Mexican actress (b. 1944) 
2006
Guenther Nenning, The Practice of Love 
2006
Jim Lemon, Jim Lemon vs. Hank Aaron 
2006
Mary Ritts, The Errand Boy 
2006
Paul Marco, Plan 9 from Outer Space 
2006
Eva Norvind, Juan Pistolas 
2006
Lew Anderson, The Howdy Doody Show 
2006
Chuck Bennis, The Big Game 
2007
Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (b. 1908) 
2007
Ülo Jõgi, Estonian freedom fighter (b. 1921) 
2007
William W. Spencer, The Mephisto Waltz 
2007
Marinês, Viva São João! 
2008
Warren Cowan, Shade 
2008
Endre Jeszenszky, Napfény a jégen 
2008
John Forbes-Robertson, Lifeforce 
2008
Yuri Rytkheu, Samye krassyvye korably 
2008
Frith Banbury, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 
2009
Susan Willis, All My Children 
2009
George C. Villaseñor, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 
2009
Viktor Markin, U krutogo yara 
2009
Bob Rosburg, Back Nine at Cherry Hills: The Legends of the 1960 U.S. Open 
2009
Alleen Hussung, Chasing the Devil: Inside the Ex-Gay Movement 
2009
Billy Passmore,  
2009
Vladimir Sedov, Ubit pri ispolnenii 
2009
Aleksandar Fotez, Leto 
2010
Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1918) 
2010
Benno Kusche, Wiener Blut 
2010
Earl Robie, The Enchanted Schoolteacher 
2010
Michel Levesque, The Pentagon Wars 
2010
Shayne Kohout, Life as We Know It 
2010
Norman Hand, New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears 
2011
Alda Noni, Don Pasquale 
2011
The Earl of Onslow, Episode #26.2 
2011
Murray Handwerker, History on a Bun 
2011
Diane Sinclair, Tomorrow's Children 
2011
Joseph Wershba, 60 Minutes 
2011
Sándor N. Szabó, Avarban a Tüzmanó 
2011
Birgitta Trotzig, Kejsaren 
2011
Jane Berg, The Love Prophet and the Children of God 
2011
Natalya Rychagova, Eto my ne prokhodili 
2012
Belita Woods, 54 
2012
Maude Aimee Humbard, The Rex Humbard World Outreach Ministry 
2012
Jerrie Fowler, Home Alone 
2012
Mitchell Guist, Two Captains, One Family 
2012
Ernst Hinterberger, Echte Wiener - Die Sackbauer-Saga 
2012
Taruni Sachdeva, Paa 
2012
Derek Hammond-Stroud, Iolanthe 
2012
Anatoliy Stepanov, Zhenshchina, kotoraya poyot 
2013
Ray Guy, Young Triffie's Been Made Away With 
2013
Jerry Ayres, General Hospital 
2013
Lech Pietrasz, A Short Film About Killing 
2013
Mary Ward Brown, Coat of Many Colors 
2013
Artus de Penguern, Amélie 
2013
Billie Sol Estes,  
2014
Martin Meyers, What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? 
2014
Jeffrey Kruger, Rock You Sinners 
2014
Stephen Sutton,  
2014
Tony Palladino, Aroused 
2014
Douglas Cummings, Return to Oz 
2015
The Thrill is Gone, BB King, the King of Blues, dies at 89 
2015
Bozhidar Petkov, Stolen Eyes 
2015
Günter Rüger, Outlaw Morality 
2015
B.B. King, When We Were Kings 
2015
John Favorite, Death Race 2000 
2015
Ratko Radivojevic, The Heart of the Wise Lives in the House of Sorrow 
2015
Stepan Morozov, Pop 
2015
Roy Etzel, Tingeltangel oder die "klassische Klamotte" 
2018
Former Rams, Seahawks coach Chuck Knox dies at 86 
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