Famous Deaths on October 14

  • 530 Discorus, anti-Pope (530), dies
  • 1066 Harold II, King of England (1066), dies at the Battle of Hastings
  • 1092 Aboe Ali Hasan ibn Nizam al-Moelk, writer (Sijasetname), assassinated
  • 1256 Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese shogun (b. 1239)
  • 1318 Edward Bruce, High King of Ireland
  • 1536 Garcilaso de la Vega, Spanish poet/diplomat, dies in battle
  • 1552 Oswald Myconius, Swiss Protestant reformer (b. 1488)
  • 1565 Thomas Chaloner, English statesman and poet (b. 1521)
  • 1568 Jacques Arcadelt, Flemish composer
  • 1570 Floris van Montmorency, baron of Montigny, dies at 43
  • 1610 Amago Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1540)
  • 1619 Samuel Daniel, English poet (b. 1562)
  • 1637 Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet (b. 1552)
  • 1660 Francesco Albana, Italian painter (Hemelopneming of Maria), dies at 72
  • 1660 Thomas Harrison, English Puritan soldier (b. 1606)
  • 1669 Antonio Cesti, Italian composer, singer and musician, dies at 46
  • 1703 Thomas Hansen Kingo, Danish poet (b. 1634)
  • 1711 Tewoflos, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1708)
  • 1719 Arnold Houbraken, painter/writer), dies at 59
  • 1746 Francois Fagel, lawyer/statesman, dies at 86
  • 1758 Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal (b. 1696)
  • 1771 Franz Xaver Brixi, composer, dies at 39
  • 1775 Johann Jacob Rowalt, composer, dies at 57
  • 1790 William Hooper, US attorney/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 48
  • 1831 Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (b. 1761)
  • 1847 William Michael Rooke, composer, dies at 53
  • 1857 Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer, dies at 33
  • 1872 Albrecht FH, prince of Prussia, dies at 63
  • 1877 Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, composer, dies at 68
  • 1879 F Kornberger, writer, dies at 58
  • 1880 Victorio, Apache chief/murderer, killed by Mexican army
  • 1893 Conradus Leemans, Dutch archaeologist, dies at 84
  • 1900 Albert de Vriendt, Flemish historical painter/etcher, dies
  • 1900 Sandor Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 54
  • 1909 Johann Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, composer, dies at 76
  • 1911 John Marshall Harlan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1833)
  • 1919 Wilhelm von Siemens, German industrial/son of Werner, dies
  • 1923 George Elbridge Whiting, composer, dies at 83
  • 1923 Marcellus Emants, writer/poet (Refrained from Confession), dies
  • 1930 Sam[uel] van Houten, lib minister (Child labor laws), dies
  • 1943 Jackie Matthews, cricketer (8 Tests 1911-12, 16 wickets), dies

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1944 Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WW II-Africa), suicide at 52

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1957 Carl Natanael Berg, composer, dies at 78
  • 1958 Jean Poveigh, composer, dies at 82
  • 1958 Douglas Mawson, Australian Antarctic explorer (b. 1882)
  • 1959 Errol Flynn, Australian-born US actor (Captain Blood), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • 1960 Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies
  • 1961 Paul Ramadier, French politician (b. 1888)
  • 1961 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (b. 1876)
  • 1966 Arcady Dubensky, composer, dies at 75
  • 1967 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright (b. 1902)
  • 1972 Joseph Kaminski, composer, dies at 68
  • 1973 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (b. 1897)
  • 1976 Edith Evans, English actress (Tom Jones, Scrooge, Chalk Garden), dies at 88

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1977 Bing Crosby, US singer/actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1980 S N Banerjee, cricketer (one Test for India), dies
  • 1981 Ingemar Liljefors, composer, dies at 74
  • 1983 Paul Fix, actor (Rifleman), dies at 82 of kidney failure
  • 1983 Willard Price, Canadian author and naturalist
  • 1984 Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)
  • 1985 Emil Gilels, Ukrainian pianist (b. 1916)
  • 1986 [Francis XA] Keenan Wynn, US actor (Dr Strangelove), dies at 70
  • 1987 Rodolfo Halffter, composer, dies at 86
  • 1988 Mary Morris, actress (Agitator, Double Door), dies
  • 1989 Michael Carmine, actor (Batteries Not Included), dies at 30
  • 1990 Leonard Bernstein, composer, dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1993 Bertie Clarke, cricketer (6 wkts for WI in 1939), dies
  • 1993 Guy Malary, Haitian lawyer/minister of Justice, murdered at 50
  • 1993 Mustafa Abada, Algerian TV director, murdered
  • 1993 Walter Brown Newman, US screenwriter (Cat Ballou), dies at 77
  • 1994 Gioconda de Vito, violinist, dies at 87
  • 1995 Edith Pargeter, author (Brother Cadfael), dies of a stroke at 82
  • 1995 Helen Vlachos, journalist, dies at 83
  • 1996 Laura La Plante, screen actress (Show Boat, Scandal), dies at 91
  • 1996 William John Raff Hooper, cartoonist, dies at 80
  • 1997 Harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81
  • 1998 Cleveland Amory, American writer and animal rights activist (b. 1917)
  • 1998 Frankie Yankovic, American musician (b. 1916)
  • 1999 Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian politician (b. 1922)
  • 2002 Norbert Schultze, American composer and songwriter (b. 1911)
  • 2003 Patrick Dalzel-Job, English soldier and inspiration for James Bond (b. 1913)
  • 2004 Vlassis Bonatsos, Greek singer, actor and entertainer (b. 1949)
  • 2005 Jody Dobrowski, English murder victim (b. 1981)
  • 2006 Jared Anderson, American bassist (b. 1975)
  • 2006 Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), dies at 69
  • 2006 Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (b. 1919)
  • 2006 Nancy Lynn, American aviator (b. 1956)
  • 2006 Gerry Studds, American politician (b. 1937)
  • 2007 Big Moe, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • 2007 Frank Hauser, British theatrical director (Oxford Playhouse), dies at 85
  • 2008 Richard Cooey, American murderer and rapist (executed) (b. 1967)
  • 2008 Martin Peake, 2nd Viscount Ingleby, British peer and business man, dies at 82
  • 2009 Captain Lou Albano. American Professional Wrestler and Manager. (b. 1933)
  • 2010 Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (Falcon Crest, Manimal), dies of bowel cancer at 58
  • 2010 Benoît Mandelbrot, Polish-born American mathematician (b. 1924)
  • 2011 Reg Alcock, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
  • 2012 Kyle Bennett, American BMX racer, dies in a traffic collision at 33
  • 2014 Elizabeth Peña, American actress, dies from cirrhosis at 55
  • 2015 Mathieu Kérékou, Dictator and President of Benin (1973-91, 1996-2006), dies at 82
  • 2016 Jean Alexander, English actress (Hilda Ogden on Coronation Street), dies at 90