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1542Hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi River

1935Jane Addams, a founder of ACLU (Nobel 1973), dies at 65

May 21st Deaths
Date Event
987
Louis V, last Carlovingians King of France (966-987), dies 
1254
Conrad IV of Germany (b. 1228) 
1481
Christian I, king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, dies 
1512
Pandolfo Petrucci, ruler of Siena 
1524
Thomas Howard 2nd duke of Norfolk, general/premier, dies at about 80 
1542
Hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi River 
1607
John Rainolds, English scholar (b. 1549) 
1639
Giovan D "Tommaso" Campanella, Italian philosopher/poet, dies at 70 
1647
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, poet/playwright (Warenar), dies at about 65 
1650
James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, Scottish general, hanged 
1664
Elizabeth Poole, Puritan businesswoman 
1670
Niccolo Zucchi, Italian astronomer (b. 1586) 
1686
(N. S.) Otto von Guericke, German scientist (b. 1602) 
1690
John Eliot, English missionary in Massachusetts, dies at 85 
1703
Roemer Vlacq, Dutch admiral, dies in battle 
1719
Pierre Poiret, French mystic (b. 1646) 
1724
Antonio Salvi, Rodelinda 
1725
Robert Haley earl of Oxford, English Whig-premier (1710-4), dies at 63 
1742
Lars Roberg, Swedish physician (b. 1664) 
1771
Christopher Smart, English poet (b. 1722) 
1786
Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist, dies at 43 
1790
Thomas Warton, English poet (Oxford sausage), dies 
1810
Charles GLAAT chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont, French spy, dies at 81 
1812
Joseph Wolfl, composer, dies at 38 
1815
Roman Hoffstetter, composer, dies at 73 
1817
Johann Friedrich Christmann, composer, dies at 64 
1844
Guiseppi Baini, composer, dies at 68 
1860
Johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer, dies at 53 
1862
John Drew, Irish-born American actor (b. 1827) 
1879
Arturo Prat, Chilean naval officer (b. 1848) 
1885
Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin, composer, dies at 73 
1886
Heinrich Wilken, Kyritz - Pyritz 
1894
August A Kundt, German physicist, (test of Kundt), dies at 54 
1894
Emile Henry, French anarchist (b. 1872) 
1895
Franz von Suppe, Austrian composer (Poet und Bauer), dies at 76 
1895
Franz von Suppé, Beetlejuice 
1897
Karol Mikuli, composer, dies at 77 
1911
Williamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (b. 1857) 
1915
Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (b. 1875) 
1915
Walter Turszinsky, The Pride of the Firm 
1917
Harry Fisher Jr., Billy Makes a Bluff 
1918
Algot Untola, Flame Top 
1919
Victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French ship's doctor/writer, dies 
1919
Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1853) 
1919
Lamar Johnstone, The Return of James Jerome 
1920
Venustiano Carranza, Hearst-Pathé News, No. 20 
1920
Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna 
1922
Sidney Ainsworth, Not in the News 
1923
Charles Kent, Twelfth Night 
1924
Bobby Franks, killed by Leopold & Loeb, at 14 
1924
Hjalmar Schønfeld, Den sidste dans 
1926
Georgy L'vovich Catoire, composer, dies at 65 
1926
Ronald Arthur A Firbank, British writer (Prancing Nigger), dies at 40 
1927
Gordon Standing, Outlaws of the Sea 
1928
Martin Kukucin, Rysavá jalovica 
1929
V P F A Royle, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies 
1931
Andrew Mack, The Ragged Earl 
1932
Raoul Barre, Cartoons on Tour 
1932
Franz Porten, Der Trompeter von Säckingen 
1933
John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69 
1935
Hugo de Vries, botanist Gruppenweise Artbildung, dies at 87 
1935
Jane Addams, a founder of ACLU (Nobel 1973), dies at 65 
1935
Arvid E. Gillstrom, The Little Rascal 
1935
Jane Addams, Shoes 
1936
Minnie Palmer, My Sweetheart 
1938
Barry Barringer, Murder at Dawn 
1938
Edgar Lewis, The Sheriff 
1938
Nadezda Peedi-Hoffman, Päikese lapsed 
1941
Keith Armour, Atta Boy's Last Race 
1944
Edmund Mortimer, The Devil Bat 
1944
René Daumal, The Great Magician 
1944
Clyde Hagar, Side Show Fakir 
1945
Horace B. Carpenter, Maniac 
1946
Primula Rollo, Her Man Gilbey 
1946
Lou Anger, The Misfit 
1947
Flora Thompson, Episode #1.1 
1949
Klaus Mann, German writer, dies at 42 
1949
Owen Davis Jr., All Quiet on the Western Front 
1951
Karel Vána, Písen zivota 
1951
John Thomas McIntyre, The House of Fear 
1952
John Garfield, actor (Juarez, Air Force), dies at 39 
1952
John Garfield, Gentleman's Agreement 
1954
Janos Hammerschlag, composer, dies at 68 
1954
Harold MacChesney, Don Q Son of Zorro 
1954
Gyula Bartos, White Rose 
1956
Genjiro Yoshida, Seisaku's Wife 
1957
Edwin St Hill, cricketer (two Tests for West Indies 1930-31), dies 
1957
Aleksandr Vertinsky, Russian singer (b. 1889) 
1957
Aleksandr Vertinskiy, The White Countess 
1958
Brewster Morse, The Crimson Cross 
1959
Lloyd Brierly, The Strong Man 
1959
Lloyd Brierley, The Strong Man 
1959
Ilse Abel, The Unknown 
1961
Earle Ross, Cavalry 
1961
Ranko Hanai, Meshi 
1962
Frank Cochrane, Dark Sands 
1962
Ernest Curt Bach, The Trouble with Harry 
1963
Ilona Titkos, Európa nem válaszol 
1964
James Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1882) 
1965
Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (b. 1882) 
1966
Pat O'Malley, silent film actor (Wild One, Quiet Man), dies at 75 
1966
Dorothy Cavendish,  
1968
Doris Lloyd, actress (Oliver Twist), dies of heart strain at 71 
1968
Doris Lloyd, The Sound of Music 
1970
Vinton Hayworth, actor (Gen Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63 
1970
E. L. Grant Watson, Australian biologist (b. 1885) 
1970
Erich Stuckmann, The Last Ten Days 
1971
Dennis King, actor (Devil's Brother), dies of heart ailment at 73 
1973
Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79 
1973
George Breakstone, actor/director (Great Expectations), dies at 53 
1973
Vaughn Monroe, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 61 
1973
Mato Grkovic, Grjesnice 
1973
Mato Grkovic, Na taraci 
1974
Dora Weissman, The Panic in Needle Park 
1976
Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer, dies at 77 
1977
Art Landy, Peter Pan 
1978
Joseph EA "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter, dies at 77 
1980
Ida Kaminska, actress (Shop on Main Street), dies 
1980
Ingrid Foght, Söderpojkar 
1980
Ida Kaminska, The Shop on Main Street 
1981
Yuki Shimoda, actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies 
1981
Patsy O'Hara, Irish hunger striker (b. 1957) 
1981
Raymond Mccreesh, Irish hunger striker (b. 1957) 
1981
Yuki Shimoda, Auntie Mame 
1982
Tommy McFarland, Forgotten Babies 
1982
Mieczyslaw Loza, Ashes and Diamonds 
1983
Finn Einar Mortensen, composer, dies at 61 
1983
Kenneth Clark, English art historian (b. 1903) 
1983
Eric Hoffer, The Crowded Life 
1983
Kenneth Clark, Edvard Munch 1863-1944 
1983
Gladys Blake, Woman of the Year 
1983
Boris Stepantsev, Junior and Karlson 
1983
Margaret Nearing, Fast Bullets 
1984
Andrea Leeds, actress (Stage Door, Earthbound), dies of cancer at 70 
1984
Ann Little, actress (Roaring Road), dies at 93 
1984
Sesilia Takaishvili, Qalaqi Anara 
1984
Andrea Leeds, Stage Door 
1984
Ann Little, The Roaring Road 
1984
John Röder, The Secret Life of John Chapman 
1985
Julie Vega, Philippine Actress (b. 1968) 
1985
Kurt Waitzmann, Die ruhige Tour 
1985
Stanislaw Wohl, Strachy 
1985
Signe Carlberg, Den gamla herrgården 
1985
Sun-Fung Lee, Chun 
1985
Karl Weber, Ernst Thälmann - Sohn seiner Klasse 
1986
Allen Boretz, Room Service 
1986
Bari Haydarov, Moya rodina 
1986
Helge Wulff, Wild Strawberries 
1986
Toni Bjerring, Girls at Arms 
1987
Alejandro Rey, actor (Carlos-Flying Nun), dies at 57 
1987
Vladimir Nemolyayev, Schastlivyy reys 
1987
Alejandro Rey, Moscow on the Hudson 
1988
Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations, dies at 92 
1988
Hansi Dujmic, Falco - Verdammt, wir leben noch! 
1988
Moltas Eriksson, The Apple War 
1988
Rita Cléos, Redenção 
1988
Harry Babasin, A Song Is Born 
1988
Sammy Davis Sr., The Benny Goodman Story 
1988
Guillermo Marín, Los últimos de Filipinas 
1989
Gene Gross, Network 
1989
Sen Hara, Happiness of Us Alone 
1989
Tito Colliander, Keväänhauras oksa 
1990
Franklyn Seales, actor (Silver Spoon, Onion Field), dies of AIDS at 37 
1990
Mary Victor Bruce, who flew around empire state bldg in 1930, dies 
1990
Moelvi Mohammed Farouk, Indian spiritual leader, murdered 
1990
Morris Levy, Goodfellas 
1990
Kanbi Fujiyama, Zatoichi sakate giri 
1990
Herbert Smith, Episode dated 13 February 1957 
1990
Viola Armstrong,  
1990
Erich Breese, Heisse Münzen 
1991
Bobby Dale, dies at 92 
1991
Jean Van Joutte, PM of Belgium (1952-54), dies 
1991
Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-89), assassinated at 46 
1991
Tadeusz Tarnowski, ... gdziekolwiek jestes, panie prezydencie... 
1991
Nicholas Dante, A Chorus Line 
1991
Rajiv Gandhi, World Safari 
1991
Shara Zhiyenkulova, Amangeldy 
1991
Mort R. Lewis, No Hallelujahs for Glory 
1992
Brendan Nulholland, Daily Mail reporter, dies at 59 
1992
Elizabeth David, British cookbook writer, dies 
1992
Mrithi, gorilla (Gorilla in the Mist), dies at 24 
1992
Skip Stephenson, TV host (Real People), dies 
1992
Jan Sparring, Gäst hos Hagge 
1993
John Frost, English lt-kol (operation Market Garden 1944), dies at 80 
1993
John Holland, actor (They Saved Hitler's Brain), dies at 65 
1993
John Frost, A Bridge Too Far 
1993
John Holland, My Fair Lady 
1994
Cliff Wilson, snooker player, dies at 60 
1994
Forsyth Hardy, documentary film pioneer, dies at 84 
1994
Giovanni Goria, PM of Italy (1987-88), dies 
1994
John Henry Weidner, Dutch/US resistance fighter, dies at 81 
1994
Marjorie Deanne, Matri-Phony 
1994
Alfredo Fraile, Death of a Cyclist 
1994
Linda Cordova, El Gato 
1994
Ralph Miliband,  
1994
Stefan Tapalaga, Vin ciclistii 
1994
Francisco Otero Besteiro, El sexo ataca (1ª jornada) 
1995
Kieron Walsh, academic, dies at 46 
1995
Les Aspin, US sec of Defense (1993-95), dies of stroke at 56 
1995
Patrick Bowles, writer/translator, dies at 68 
1995
Jerzy Medrkiewicz, Palac 
1995
Martorel, Bullfight 
1995
Annie M.G. Schmidt, Miss Minoes 
1995
Peter Rutherford, The Sontaran Experiment: Part One 
1995
Nora Minor, The Shoemaker 
1996
Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Lash of the West), dies at 78 
1996
Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist, dies at 67 
1996
Eric Stuart Woord, archaeologist, dies at 83 
1996
Laurence Dowdall, lawyer, dies at 91 
1996
Mary Perot Nichols, journalist, dies at 79 
1996
Peter Fletcher, music teacher, dies at 60 
1996
Ljuba Hermanová, Killing the Devil 
1996
James Loren, Mitzi's 2nd Special 
1996
Lash La Rue, The Dark Power 
1997
Fiorenzo Carpi, Zazie dans le métro 
1997
Sam Lanier, Greatest Rescues of Emergency! 
1997
Jack Philbin, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas 
1997
Brad Stoll, Lost in Yonkers 
1998
Douglas Fowley, Singin' in the Rain 
1998
Grant Sewell, A Man Called Smart: Part 2 
1998
Robert Gist, Strangers on a Train 
1999
Karnail "Bugz" Pitts, American rapper (D12) (b. 1979) 
1999
Kazimiera Kymantaite, Svetimi 
1999
Fulvio Tomizza, Trenutki odlocitve 
1999
Vanessa Brown, General Hospital 
1999
Robert C. Doyle, Lonely Doryman: Portugal's Men of the Sea 
1999
Norman Rossington, A Hard Day's Night 
1999
David Morris, Debbie Does Dallas 
1999
Jos Cleber, Grand gala du disque 1962 
2000
Barbara Cartland, English author (b. 1901) 
2000
Sir John Gielgud, British actor (b. 1904) 
2000
Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (b. 1956) 
2000
Erich Mielke,  
2000
Olga Belyayeva, Tri sestry 
2000
Larry Charles White, Uncommon Valor 
2000
John Gielgud, Gandhi 
2000
Barbara Cartland, The Lady and the Highwayman 
2001
Josif Josifovski, Before the Rain 
2001
Lyn Fairhurst, Sing and Swing 
2001
Freddie Trenkler, The Countess of Monte Cristo 
2002
Niki de Saint Phalle, French artist (b. 1930) 
2002
Andrzej Herder, Orzel 
2002
Niki De Saint Phalle, Daddy 
2002
Johnny Hackett, Coach Trip to Blackpool 
2002
Joe Cobb, Thundering Fleas 
2003
Frank D. White, American politician (b. 1933) 
2003
Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer (b. 1928) 
2003
Sumitra Mukherjee, House of Memories 
2003
Natalya Strizhenova, Podgotovka k ekzamenu 
2003
Nancy Duiguid, Reds 
2003
Felice Orlandi, Bullitt 
2003
Mark Allen, Farewell, My Lovely 
2003
Buddy Small, Kansas City Confidential 
2003
Bernard Small, Davy Crockett, Indian Scout 
2004
Bernie Lefkowitz, Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge 
2004
Jean-Pierre Blanc, The Old Maid 
2004
Gene Wood, The Price Is Right 
2004
Maddalena Fellini, Viaggi di nozze 
2004
Toshikazu Kase, Banzai! Japan: 1931-1942 
2004
Pertti Hostikka, Blues Abstraction 
2004
Milton Shulman, Every Home Should Have One 
2005
Howard Morris, American comic actor and director (b. 1919) 
2005
Olav Neuland, Corrida 
2005
Jason Switka, Lured Innocence 
2005
Stephen Elliott, Beverly Hills Cop 
2005
Bill Dearth, 48 Hrs. 
2005
Subodh Mukherji, Junglee 
2005
Howard Morris, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 
2006
Spencer Clark, American racecar driver (b. 1987) 
2006
Katherine Dunham, American dancer (b. 1909) 
2006
Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (b. 1931) 
2006
Billy Walker, American singer (b. 1929) 
2006
Lidiya Shpara, Oni ne proydut 
2006
Pierre Gobeil, Cordélia 
2006
Katherine Dunham, Carnival of Rhythm 
2006
Richard McIlkenny, Life Sentence 
2006
Clark Gassman, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs 
2006
Zdzislaw Nardelli, Za wami pójda inni... 
2006
Peter Poulsen, Under byens tage 
2006
Billy Walker, Episode #4.2 
2006
Bernabe Ordez, Waiting for Fidel 
2006
Pierre Bastien, The Great Promenade 
2006
Willem van Beusekom, The Eurovision Song Contest 
2007
Bruno Mattei, Rats - Notte di terrore 
2007
Viktor Gvozditsky, Letnie lyudi 
2007
Bud Molin, The Jerk 
2007
Mel Casson, Draw Me a Laugh 
2007
John Goodwin, Stop the Wave, I Want to Get Off 
2007
Dara Vukotic-Plaovic, Jelena Cetkovic 
2007
Julian Dziedzina, Koniec nocy 
2007
Mikhail Alekseyev, Khleb - imya sushchestvitelnoe 
2008
Martin Levin, Paul Quarrington: Life in Music 
2008
Marceli Matraszek, Kariera 
2008
Steven Garling, Paths in the Night 
2008
Bert André, Grijs 
2008
Ernst Meyer, The Olsen Gang in Jutland 
2009
Barry England, Figures in a Landscape 
2009
Joan Alexander, Episode dated 3 January 1955 
2009
Nelly Jane Benneweis, Barnförbjudet 
2009
Dorothy Bryce, Glacier Bay 
2009
João Bénard da Costa, The Convent 
2009
Him Mark Lai, Between Two Worlds 
2010
Alain Ollivier, Three Colors: Blue 
2010
Ronnie Wass, Superman 
2010
Driek Van Wissen, Sesamstraat 
2010
Maurice Chauvet, The Longest Day 
2010
Michael Kaahanni Jr., The Descendants 
2010
Howard Post, Battle of the Planets 
2010
Anna-Lena Löfgren, Episode #4.8 
2011
Echo Valley, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay 
2011
Bill Hunter, Finding Nemo 
2011
Ricet Barrier, The Army Game 
2011
Irene Gilbert, The Last Humorously-Dressed Bellboy in America 
2011
Hiroyuki Nagato, Pigs and Battleships 
2011
Tallie Cochrane, Five Loose Women 
2011
Joe Steffy, Best Teams Never to Win a Title 
2011
Mala Sen, Bandit Queen 
2012
Erzsi Lengyel, Hagymácska 
2012
Stanislav Remunda, Escape from the Shadows 
2012
Harvey Berman, The Wild Ride 
2012
Danna Hansen, Crank: High Voltage 
2012
Bill Stewart, Episode dated 28 July 2008 
2012
Otto W. Jensen, One More Time 
2012
John McAdams, Spanglish 
2012
Alan Thorne, Australia 
2013
Eddie Braben, Up the Front 
2013
Halina Kuzniakówna, Street Games 
2013
Bob Thompson, I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! 
2013
Frank Comstock, Rocky and His Friends 
2013
Thomas Protopapas, Oi Vasiliades 
2013
Trevor Bolder, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 
2013
Antoine Bourseiller, Cleo from 5 to 7 
2014
Theodor Grigoriu, Forest of the Hanged 
2014
Ruth Ziolkowski, Dreaming in Stone 
2014
Bohdan Mazurek, Sexmission 
2014
Frederick Bartman, The Bourne Identity 
2014
Ricky Grigg, Surfari 
2014
Olga Ilina, Kogda ryadom muzhchina 
2014
Jane Adams, House of Dracula 
2015
Anna Rita Sidoti, Le complici 
2015
Marian Henderson, Episode #1.4 
2015
Marty Pasetta, Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii 
2015
Twinkle, Episode #2.33 
2015
Louis Johnson, Charlie Wilson's War 
2015
Gudule, Two Orphan Vampires 
2016
Popular Mister Ed actor Alan Young dies aged 96 
2017
American war photographer Stanley Greene dies aged 68 
2017
Former Scottish football legend Tommy Ross dies aged 71 
2018
Former Raider, LSU Heisman winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80 
2018
Patricia Morison, Broadway star of 'Kiss Me, Kate,' dies at 103 
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