Famous Deaths on September 14

  • 258 Thascius C Cyprian, Saint/Bishop of Carthage, dies at 58
  • 407 Johannes Chrysostomus, patriarch, dies
  • 585 Emperor Bidatsu of Japan (b. 538)
  • 775 Constantine V, Byzantine Emperor (b. 718)
  • 786 Al-Hadi, 4th Abbasid caliph (785-86), dies at 22
  • 891 Stephen V, [VI], Italian Pope (885-91), dies
  • 1146 Imad ad-Din Zengi, gov of Basra, murdered
  • 1164 Emperor Sutoku of Japan (b. 1119)
  • 1214 Albert Avogadro, Italian patriarch of Jerusalem (b. 1149)
  • 1321 Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (Divine Commedy), dies at 56
  • 1404 Albert IV of Austria (b. 1377)
  • 1435 John, Duke of Bedford, regent of England (b. 1389)
  • 1523 Adrian VI, [Adriaan F Bieyens], only Dutch Pope (1522-23), dies at 64
  • 1538 Henry of Nassau-Dillenburg & Dietz, viceroy of Holland, dies
  • 1605 Jan Tarnowski, Archbishop of Krakow (b. 1550)
  • 1637 Pierre Vernier, French mathematician and inventor of the vernier caliper used for taking accurate measurements, dies at 57
  • 1638 John Harvard, American clergyman (b. 1607)
  • 1645 Heinrich Steuccius, composer, dies at 65
  • 1646 Robert Devereux, 3rd earl of Essex, dies
  • 1646 Thomas H Earl of Arundel, English art collector (Marbles), dies
  • 1693 Aert Jansz van Nes, [Young boer Jaep], lt-admiral, dies at 67
  • 1712 Jean [Giovanni] D Cassini, Italian/French astronomer, dies
  • 1743 Johann Michael Muller, composer, dies at 59
  • 1743 Nicolas Lancret, French painter (b. 1690)
  • 1749 Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician (b. 1675)
  • 1750 Carl T Pachelbel, US organist/composer
  • 1759 Louis Joseph Montcalm, French general (Plains of Abraham), dies at 47
  • 1763 Johann Philipp Sack, composer, dies at 40
  • 1788 John Penn, US attorney, signed (Declaration of Independence), dies at 47
  • 1788 Theodore-Jean Tarade, composer, dies at 56
  • 1807 George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (b. 1724)
  • 1819 Erik Acharius, Swedish botanist, dies

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1836 Aaron Burr, 3rd US Vice President (D-R: 1801-05) who killed Alexander Hamilton in a pistol due, dies at 80

3rd Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr
3rd Vice President of the United States
Aaron Burr
  • 1836 Vincenzo Lavigna, composer, dies at 60
  • 1844 Oliver Holden, composer, dies at 78

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1851 James Fenimore Cooper, American author (Last of Mohicans), dies of dropsy at 61

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1852 Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory) (1828-30) dies at 83

1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister
Arthur Wellesley
  • 1852 James F Cooper, writer, dies at 62
  • 1852 Augustus Pugin, English architect (b. 1812)
  • 1861 Fortunato Santini, composer, dies at 83
  • 1862 Jesse Lee Reno, Union general-major (Reno Nevada), dies at 39
  • 1862 Samuel Garland Jr, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle
  • 1872 Yury Nikolayevich Golitsin, composer, dies at 48
  • 1879 Bernhard von Cotta, German geologist (b. 1808)
  • 1886 Hubert Reis, German composer, dies at 84
  • 1887 Friedrich T Vischer, German philosopher/writer (Auch einer), dies
  • 1895 Alfred J Verwee, Flemish painter, dies at 57
  • 1898 Paul A Daum, writer/founder/editor (Batavian Newspaper), dies
  • 1898 William Seward Burroughs, American inventor (b. 1857)
  • 1899 Henry Bliss, 1st auto death (NYC)

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1901 Pres William McKinley, dies in Buffalo, after being shot 8 days earlier by anarchist, Leon Czolgosz

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
  • 1902 Reinhold Finsterbusch, composer, dies at 76
  • 1905 Pietro/Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, 1st French Congo gov (1890-98), die
  • 1910 Huo Yuan Jia, Chinese martial artist
  • 1916 Josiah Royce, US philosopher (Conception of Immortality), dies
  • 1926 Johan LE Dreyer, Danish astronomer (Catalog of Nebulae), dies at 74
  • 1927 Isadora Duncan, American free form/interpretative dancer, dies at 50 due to her scarf becoming entangled in her car's wheel
  • 1932 Jean Emile Paul Cras, composer, dies at 53
  • 1936 Ossip Gabrilovich, composer, dies at 58

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1937 Tomáš Masaryk, Czech philosopher and 1st President of Czechoslovakia (1918-35), dies at 87

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • 1942 E.S. Gosney, American eugenicist (b. 1855)
  • 1951 Fritz Busch, German conductor (b. 1890)
  • 1952 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, commits suicide at 29
  • 1955 F C Weiskopf, writer, dies
  • 1959 Wayne Morris, actor (Kid Galahad), dies of heart attack at 45
  • 1960 M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)
  • 1962 Marcel Delannoy, composer, dies at 64
  • 1964 Mary Howe, American composer and pianist (Sand), dies at 82
  • 1965 Jack Hearne, cricketer (806 runs in 24 Tests for England), dies
  • 1966 Gertrude Berg, American actress (Molly Goldberg-Goldbergs), dies at 66
  • 1966 Nikolai Cherkasov, actor (Ivan the Terrible), dies at 63
  • 1967 Mohammed Abdul Hakim Amer, Egyptian vice-PM, commits suicide at 47
  • 1969 James Anderson, actor (Connection, Five), dies at 48
  • 1970 Rudolph Carnap, German philosopher/mathematician, dies at 79
  • 1971 Bill Copson, cricketer (England pace bowler before & after WW2), dies
  • 1972 Kornelis Posthumus, chemist, dies at 70
  • 1974 Barbara Jo Allen, actress (Girl Rush, Melody Ranch), dies at 66
  • 1974 Pieter Y Adriani, Dutch tax lawyer, dies at 95
  • 1974 Vera Vague, [Barbara Jo Allen], actress (Follow the Leader), dies at 70
  • 1974 Warren Hull, actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), dies at 71
  • 1975 Walter Herbert, German conductor and impresario (b. 1902)
  • 1979 Raymond Loucheur, composer, dies at 80
  • 1981 Yasuji Kiyose, composer, dies at 81
  • 1981 [Walter] Furry Lewis, father of blues, dies at 88 of a heart attack
  • 1982 Bashir Gemayel, falangist Lebanon's president-elect, assassinated by a bomb

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1982 Grace Kelly, princess of Monaco, dies in a car crash at 52

Actress Grace Kelly
Actress
Grace Kelly
  • 1982 John C Gardner, US, writer (Life & Times of Chaucer High), dies at 49
  • 1982 Christian Ferras, French violinist (b. 1933)

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1984 Janet Gaynor, actress (Sunrise), dies at 77 from a traffic accident

Actress Janet Gaynor
Actress
Janet Gaynor
  • 1988 Louis Quinn, actor (Unholy Rollers), dies at 73 of cancer
  • 1989 Edwin McLeod, cricketer (one Test for NZ), dies
  • 1989 Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban musician (b. 1916)
  • 1990 Wime de Craene, Flemish chansonnier/composer, dies
  • 1991 Julie Bovasso, actress (Saturday Night Fever), dies at 61 of cancer
  • 1991 Russell Lynes, American art historian and magazine editor (b. 1910)
  • 1992 David Jones, actor, commits suicide (had terminal cancer) at 76
  • 1992 S A Banerjee, cricketer (1 Test for India 1948, no runs, 5 wkts), dies
  • 1992 Ted Weiss, (Rep-NY, 1977-92), dies at 64
  • 1992 Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
  • 1994 David van Cup, sculptor/painter, dies at 57
  • 1995 Eiji Okada, actor (Traffic Jam, Yakuza, Ugly American), dies at 75
  • 1995 Maurice K. Goddard, American state government official (b. 1912)
  • 1996 Clive Beadon, British RAF Wing Commander and pilot (WWII), dies at 77
  • 1996 Joe Elsby Martin, boxing coach, dies at 80
  • 1996 Juliet Prowse, actress/dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies at 59
  • 1999 Charles Crichton, English film director (b. 1910)
  • 2000 Beah Richards, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2000 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and activist (b. 1906)
  • 2001 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (b. 1931)
  • 2003 Yetunde Price, half-sister of Venus and Serena Williams (b. 1972)
  • 2003 John Serry, Sr., American musician, (b. 1915)
  • 2005 William Berenberg, American physician (b. 1915)
  • 2005 Robert Wise, American filmmaker (b. 1914)
  • 2005 Vladimir Volkoff, French writer (b. 1932)
  • 2006 Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian actor and bodybuilder (b. 1926)
  • 2006 Esme Melville, Australian actress (b. 1918)
  • 2008 Ştefan Iordache, Romanian actor (b. 1941)
  • 2008 Domagoj Kapeć, Croatian hockeyplayer (b. 1989)
  • 2009 Keith Floyd, British TV chef (b. 1943)
  • 2009 Jody Powell, American press secretary to Jimmy Carter (b. 1943)
  • 2009 Darren Sutherland, Irish boxer (b. 1982)
  • 2009 Patrick Swayze, American actor, dancer, and songwriter (b. 1952)
  • 2009 Henry Gibson, American actor and songwriter (b. 1935)
  • 2012 Louis Simpson, Jamaican poet, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • 2013 Rock Casares, American football player, dies at 82
  • 2015 Fred DeLuca, American co-founder of the Subway chain, dies of cancer at 65