Famous Deaths on June 14

  • 1144 Aboe 'l-Kasim Mahmoed ibn Omar al-Zapowersjari, theologist, dies at 69
  • 1161 Emperor Qinzong of China (b. 1100)
  • 1349 Gunther Van Schwarzburg, German anti-king 1349, dies at about 44
  • 1381 Simon Sudbury, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1497 Giovanni Borgia, Duke of Borgia (b. 1474)
  • 1544 Antoine, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1489)
  • 1548 Carpentras, French composer
  • 1594 Orlandus Lassus, composer (Prophet sybillarum), dies at about 61
  • 1662 Henry Vane the Younger, English politician and Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1613)
  • 1674 Marin le Roy de Gomberville, French writer (b. 1600)
  • 1703 Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer (b. 1625)
  • 1709 Gottfried Wegner, composer, dies at 65
  • 1727 Cornelis Cruys, Norwegian/Dutch admiral, dies at 70
  • 1744 Andre Campra, composer, dies at 83
  • 1750 Franz Anton Maichelbeck, composer, dies at 47
  • 1752 Charles-Antoine Coypel, French carpet designer, dies at 57
  • 1752 Daniel Marot, French/Neth, architect/engraver, dies at about 88
  • 1789 Johann Wilhelm Hertel, composer, dies at 61
  • 1794 Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, Viceroy of Ireland (b. 1718)
  • 1800 Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French military leader (b. 1768)
  • 1800 Jean-Baptiste Kleber, French general (b. 1753)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1801 Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary War general, dies in London at 60

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
Benedict Arnold

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1825 Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French-born American architect who laid out Washington, D.C., dies at 70

Washington D.C. Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Washington D.C. Architect
Pierre Charles L'Enfant
  • 1828 Karl August, grand duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, dies (b. 1757)
  • 1837 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian writer (b. 1798)
  • 1864 Leonidas Polk, general, killed in action in Battle of Pine Mt
  • 1873 Friedrich von Raumer, German historian/parliamentarian, dies at 92
  • 1883 Edward FitzGerald, English poet (b. 1809)
  • 1885 Agustin Bethencourt, Venezuelan publisher on Curacao, dies at 58
  • 1886 Alexandr Ostrovsky, Russian dramatist (b. 1823)
  • 1891 Nicolo Gabrielli, composer, dies at 77
  • 1907 A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/politician (CVP), dies
  • 1907 Bob McLeod, cricketer (bro of Charlie, 6 Tests for Aus 1891-93), dies
  • 1908 Frederick Arthur Stanley, Governor general of Canada (b. 1841)
  • 1911 Johan Severin Svendsen, composer, dies at 70
  • 1916 João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865)
  • 1920 Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian, dies
  • 1926 Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist artist (b. 1844)
  • 1927 Johanna C P Barbiers, actress (Voddenraper of Paris), dies at 79
  • 1927 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (b. 1894)
  • 1927 Jerome K. Jerome, British author (b. 1859)
  • 1928 Emmeline Pankhurst-Goulden, English feminist, dies
  • 1932 Dorimène Roy Desjardins, Canadian business pioneer
  • 1933 Albert Ross Parsons, composer, dies at 85
  • 1936 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
  • 1938 William W Campbell, US astronomer (Stellar Motions), dies at 76
  • 1941 Pieter J Kromsigt, theologist/publicist (John Knox), dies at 74
  • 1944 Lubor Niederle, Czech archaeologist/slavist, dies at 78
  • 1944 Robert H Iseley, US pilot/lt-comdr (Saipan), dies in battle
  • 1946 John Logie Baird, Scottish television pioneer (b. 1888)
  • 1948 Ernst Henrik Ellberg, composer, dies at 79
  • 1948 John Blackwood McEwen, composer, dies at 80
  • 1951 Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • 1960 Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romanian Foreign Minister (1945-52), dies at 67
  • 1960 Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, composer, dies at 57
  • 1962 Anna Sleasers, first Boston Strangler victim
  • 1962 Mykhaylo Verikivsky, composer, dies at 65
  • 1964 [Hei]ko E Arnoldi, actor/director (3 Drops of Water), dies at 81
  • 1965 Guido Guerrini, composer, dies at 74
  • 1967 Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (b. 1897)
  • 1968 Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish opera composer (Aniara), dies at 51

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1968 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet/essayist (Nobel 1959), dies at 66

Author/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo
Author/Poet
Salvatore Quasimodo
  • 1969 Wynonie Harris, American rhythm and blues singer, dies of cancer at 53
  • 1974 Knud Christian Jeppesen, composer, dies at 81
  • 1975 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (b. 1902)
  • 1977 Alan Reed, actor (Fred Allen)/voice (Fred Flintstone), dies at 69
  • 1977 Robert Middleton, American actor (Barney-Monroes), dies at 66
  • 1978 Theodore Karyotakis, composer, dies at 74
  • 1982 Marie Rambert, [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
  • 1982 Marjorie Bennett, actress (Blossom-Dobie Gillis), dies at 87 of cancer
  • 1986 Alan Jay Lerner, Broadway librettist, dies in NY at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1986 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine author (Book of Sand), dies in Geneva at 86

  • 1986 Marlin Perkins, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom), dies at 81
  • 1986 E Cuyler Hammond, American epidemiologist (first to link smoking with lung cancer), dies at 74
  • 1987 Les Favell, cricketer (757 runs for Australia), dies
  • 1989 Pete de Freitas, British drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman), dies in a motorcycle accident at 27
  • 1990 Erna Berger, German soprano (b. 1900)
  • 1991 Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter, dies at 84
  • 1991 Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83
  • 1993 Vincent T Hamlin, cartoonist (Alley Oop), dies at 93
  • 1994 Denys Hay, British historian, dies at 78
  • 1994 Harry "Little" Caesar, blues singer/actor (City Heat), dies at 66
  • 1994 Henry Mancini, composer (Pink Panther, Moon River), dies at 70
  • 1994 Lionel Grigson, professor of Jazz, dies at 52
  • 1994 Marianne Kunvari, writer, dies at 81
  • 1994 Mark Alexander Lees, rowing Coach, dies at 38
  • 1994 Michel Vitold, Russian/French actor (Madame et le Mort), dies at 78
  • 1994 Simon Prior, British auto maker, dies of injuries
  • 1995 Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, television producer, dies at 69
  • 1995 Gesualdo Bufalino, novelist, dies at 74
  • 1995 Gordon Greig, journalist, dies at 63
  • 1995 Roger Joseph Zelazny, sci-fi writer, dies of cancer at 60
  • 1995 Rory Gallagher, Irish rock guitarist (See Here), dies at 47
  • 1995 Els Aarne, Estonian composer, dies at 78
  • 1996 Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor, dies at 91
  • 1996 Thomas Edward Montgomery, drummer, dies at 73
  • 1997 Henry C Gordon, USAF/astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 71
  • 1997 Richard Jaeckel, actor (Starman, The Dark), dies of cancer at 70
  • 1997 Tesslynn O'Cull, American child abuse victim (b. 1995)
  • 1999 Bernie Faloney, professional football player (b. 1932)
  • 2000 Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (b. 1911)
  • 2000 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
  • 2002 June Jordan, American writer and teacher (b. 1936)
  • 2003 Dale Whittington, American racing driver (b. 1959)
  • 2004 Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountain guide (b. 1900)
  • 2004 Eamonn McGirr, Irish-born singer and entertainer
  • 2005 Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor (b. 1914)
  • 2005 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (b. 1924)
  • 2006 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (b. 1930)
  • 2006 Monty Berman, British film and television producer (b. 1905)
  • 2007 Ruth Graham, wife of Billy Graham (b. 1920)
  • 2007 Robin Olds, American fighter pilot (b. 1922)
  • 2007 Kurt Waldheim, Austrian 4th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1972-81) and 9th President of Austria (1986-92), dies at 88
  • 2008 Jamelão, Brazilian samba singer (b. 1913)
  • 2008 Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (b. 1964)
  • 2009 Bob Bogle, founding member of The Ventures
  • 2009 Ivan Della Mea, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2014 Rodney Thomas, American NFL running back, dies at 41
  • 2016 Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), dies at 72
  • 2016 Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87