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 and author (Dante's Inferno, Divina Commedia), dies at 56
  • 1404 Albert IV, Duke of Austria, dies at 26
  • 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
  • 1715 Dom Pérignon, French-Benedictine monk who helped improve the quality of champagne, dies at 76 or 77
  • 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, dies at 73
  • 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 (lichens), dies at 61

Person of interestAaron Burr

1836 Aaron Burr, 3rd US Vice President (D-R: 1801-05) who killed Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel, 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, American composer, dies at 78

Person of interestJames Fenimore Cooper

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

Person of interestArthur Wellesley

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, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 31
  • 1872 Yury Nikolayevich Golitsin, composer, dies at 48
  • 1879 Bernhard von Cotta, German geologist, dies at 70
  • 1886 Hubert Reis, German composer, dies at 84
  • 1887 Friedrich T Vischer, German philosopher/writer (Auch einer), dies
  • 1895 Alfred Verwee, Flemish painter, dies at 57
  • 1898 Paulus Adrianus Daum, Dutch writer, founder and editor (Batavian Newspaper), dies at 48
  • 1898 William Seward Burroughs, American inventor (b. 1857)
  • 1899 Henry Bliss, 1st auto death (NYC)

Person of interestWilliam McKinley

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, American philosopher (Conception of Immortality), dies at 60
  • 1916 Pierre Duhem, French naturalist, philosopher and historian, dies at 55
  • 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

Person of interestTomáš Garrigue Masaryk

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, dies at 61
  • 1952 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, commits suicide at 29
  • 1955 F C Weiskopf, writer, dies
  • 1959 Wayne Morris, American actor and decorated WWII pilot (Paths of Glory, The Bushwackers), dies from a heart attack at 45
  • 1960 M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)
  • 1962 Marcel Delannoy, French 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 at 76
  • 1966 Gertrude Berg, American actress (Molly Goldberg-Goldbergs), dies at 66
  • 1966 Nikolai Cherkasov, Russian actor (Ivan the Terrible), dies at 63
  • 1966 Hiram Wesley Evans, American member of the Ku Klux Klan, dies at 84
  • 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 Vera Vague [Barbara Jo Allen], American actress (Sleeping Beauty, Follow the Leader), dies at 66
  • 1974 Pieter Y Adriani, Dutch tax lawyer, dies at 95
  • 1974 Warren Hull, American actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), dies from heart failure 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

Person of interestGrace Kelly

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

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

Person of interestJanet Gaynor

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 Eddie McLeod, New Zealand cricketer (one Test for NZ), dies at 88
  • 1989 Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban bandleader and musician, dies at 71
  • 1990 Wime de Craene, Flemish singer and composer, dies at 40
  • 1991 Julie Bovasso, American actress (Willie & Phil, Just Me & You), dies of cancer at 61
  • 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, Japanese actor (Hiroshima mon amour, The Ugly American), dies of heart failure 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 and dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies at 59
  • 1999 Charles Crichton, English film director (b. 1910)
  • 2000 Beah Richards, American actress, poet, playwright and author (Roots, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 80
  • 2000 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and political activist, dies at 94
  • 2001 Barbara Mary Ansell, UK founder of paediatric rheumatology, dies at 78

  • 2001 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer, dies at 70
  • 2002 LaWanda Page [Alberta Peal], American actress (Aunt Esther-Sanford & Sons), dies of complications from diabetes at 81
  • 2002 Jim Barnes, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), dies of a stroke at 61
  • 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 Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor, bodybuildern and the 1955 Mr. Universe, dies from multiple myeloma at 80
  • 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 (Dirty Dancing), dies of cancer at 57
  • 2009 Henry Gibson, American actor and comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet), dies at 73
  • 2012 Louis Simpson, Jamaican-American poet (Good News of Death), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • 2013 Rock Casares, American football player, dies at 82
  • 2013 Stefan Wewerka, German architect and sculptor, dies at 84
  • 2015 Fred DeLuca, American co-founder of the Subway chain, dies of cancer at 65
  • 2017 Basi, world's oldest giant panda in captivity, dies in Fuzhou, China, at 37