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1703Charles Perrault, French author/fairy tale writer, dies at 75

1985Margaret Hamilton, actress (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz), dies at 82

May 16th Deaths
Date Event
583
Saint Brendan, Irish navigator (b. 484) 
942
Saadiah Gaon, head of Talmudic Academy of Sura, dies 
1265
Saint Simon Stock, English saint (b. 1165) 
1434
Pieter Appelmans, Flemish architect/master builder, dies at about 60 
1569
Dirk Willems, Anabaptist Martyr 
1620
William Adams, English navigator (b. 1564) 
1657
Andrzej Bobola, Polish Jesuit missionary (b. 1591) 
1667
Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, English statesman (b. 1607) 
1669
Pietro da Cortona, [Berrettini], painter/architect, dies 
1669
Reyer Anslo, writer/poet, dies at about 42 
1691
Jacob Leisler, becomes 1st American colonist hanged for treason 
1703
Charles Perrault, French author/fairy tale writer, dies at 75 
1703
Charles Perrault, Maleficent 
1754
Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, composer, dies at 76 
1762
Ernst Chreistian Hesse, composer, dies at 86 
1768
Cornelis Writer, fleet supervisor, dies at about 81 
1777
Button Gwinnet, US revolutionary leader, dies from wounds 
1778
Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English diplomat (b. 1718) 
1782
Daniuel Charles Solander, botanist, dies 
1790
Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, English politician (b. 1720) 
1805
Christian Brunings, hydraulic engineer, dies at 68 
1818
Matthew Lewis, The Monk 
1819
Alexander van Bylandt, military, dies at 75 
1829
William Congreve, English officer, dies at 56 
1830
Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, mathematician, dies 
1835
Felicia Dorothea Hemans, poet/hymn writer, dies 
1847
Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer, dies at 59 
1862
Lev A Ms, Russian nobleman/poet, dies at 40 
1862
Lev Mey, Tsarskaya nevesta 
1863
Lloyd Tilghman, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 47 
1864
Lean Bear, Cheyenne chief, murdered 
1880
Karl August Krebs, composer, dies at 76 
1891
Ion Brătianu, Romanian statesman (b. 1821) 
1892
John Banvard, painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas), dies 
1892
Theodoor J Canneel, Flemish painter, dies at 74 
1903
Eduard Rappoldi, composer, dies at 72 
1904
N I Bobrikov, Russian governor-general in Finland, dies 
1905
Kirk La Shelle, The Virginian 
1910
Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter, dies at 53 
1913
Louis Perrier, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1849) 
1918
Eusapia Palladino, Napolitan, dies at 64 
1920
Levi P. Morton, United States Vice President under Benjamin Harrision (b. 1824) 
1920
José Gómez 'Gallito', Corazón de España o El triunfo de Granero 
1924
Alfred Schmasow, Der Herr Papa 
1926
Mehmed VI Vahideddin (Mohammed Osman), last sultan of Turkey, dies 
1926
Mehmed VI, Vahidettin'in biat merasimi 
1927
Sam Bernard, Because He Loved Her 
1928
Edmund William Grosse, poet/author, dies 
1928
Edmund Gosse, The Lady of the Camellias 
1929
Lilli Lehmann, soprano, dies 
1930
Maria Orska, Dämon und Mensch 
1931
Grant Clarke, Public Enemies 
1932
Ki Imukai, premier of Japan (1931-32), murdered 
1932
William Pember Reeves, politician/poet, dies 
1933
Lee Wilson Dodd, Bunker Bean 
1935
Panait Istrati, Kira Kiralina 
1935
Harriet May Mills, Votes for Women 
1937
Boris Korlin, The Cove of Missing Men 
1938
Stephen Fairbairn, oarsman/coach, dies 
1938
Gyula Zilahi, Stars of Eger 
1938
Jack Dougherty, Haunted Island 
1939
Joseph Belmont, A Good Elk 
1942
Bronislaw Kasper Malinowski, anthropologist, dies 
1942
Morris Gest, Camille 
1942
Joseph K. Watson, Land Beyond the Law 
1943
Alfred Hoche, German psychiatrist (b. 1865) 
1944
George Ade, US novelist/playwright (Counsel Widow), dies at 78 
1944
Leone Sinigaglia, composer, dies at 75 
1944
Max Brand, [Frederick Schiller Faust], western author, dies 
1944
George Ade, American author (b. 1866) 
1944
Daniel F. Whitcomb, Sting of the Scorpion 
1944
George Ade, Marse Covington 
1945
Fred Winter, Lyckans gullgossar 
1945
Fritz Hoopts, Das alte Recht 
1946
Lillian Knight, Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies 
1946
Otto Ernst Hesse, Magda 
1947
Frederick Hopkins, English biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1861) 
1948
Ralph Hepburn, The Crowd Roars 
1949
William Newzam Prior Nicholson, painter/engraver, dies 
1950
Maximilian Böttcher, Trouble Backstairs 
1951
Sammy Brooks, Bumping Into Broadway 
1952
Alec Hearne, cricketer (scored 9 in Test for Eng v South Africa 1892), dies 
1952
Frances Benjamin Johnston, early American female photgrapher 
1952
Helmuth Strøm, Jens Langkniv 
1952
Frances Benjamin Johnston, Days of Heaven 
1953
Django Reinhardt, Belgian musician (b. 1910) 
1953
Django Reinhardt, The Matrix 
1954
Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera), dies at 61 
1954
Werner Bischof, Swiss photographer, dies accidentally at 38 
1954
Clemens Krauss, Capriccio 
1954
Patrick McDonald,  
1955
James Agee, US critic/writer (Death in Family), dies in NY 
1955
Sam Patterson, God's Step Children 
1955
James Agee, The African Queen 
1955
Manuel Ayulo, Roar of the Crowd 
1955
Hilda Spong, Divorced 
1956
H. B. Reese, American founder of Reese's (b. 1876) 
1957
Eliot Ness, American federal agent (b. 1903) 
1957
Daniel Carson Goodman, Irish Eyes 
1957
Gerald Lawrence, Captain Nighthawk 
1957
Eliot Ness, The Untouchables 
1958
Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright, dies at 49 
1958
Leo Mittler, Look Back in Anger 
1958
Jeroom Verten, Slisse & Cesar 
1959
Joe Cook, Stage comedian, dies at 69 
1959
Elisha Scott, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1894) 
1959
Joe Cook, Penny Wise 
1960
Gerda André, Regina von Emmeritz och konung Gustaf II Adolf 
1960
Julius Brongers, Pro domo 
1960
Eddie Seefeld, Die Goldfelder von Jacksonville 
1961
George A. Malcolm, American jurist & educator (b. 1881) 
1962
Phil Ainsworth, The Chorus Girl's Romance 
1963
Luigi Bartolini, Bicycle Thieves 
1966
Randolph Turpin, boxer, shot dead in his home 
1969
Johnny Jordan, cameraman (You Only Live Twice), dies at 44 
1972
Maxime Dumoulin, composer, dies at 79 
1973
Ronald Jeans, Young Wives' Tale 
1975
Michael X, (Abdul Malik), hanged in Trinidad, for murder 
1978
Clark Kuney, Black Angel 
1979
Asa Philip Randolph, labor leader & civil rights pioneer, dies at 90 
1979
Robert Florey, The Cocoanuts 
1979
Ludoslaw Kozlowski, Czlowiek na torze 
1980
Cornett Wood, Fantasia 
1980
Kent Mackenzie, The Exiles 
1980
José Calvo, A Fistful of Dollars 
1981
Ernie Freeman, American pianist and arranger (b. 1922) 
1981
Lyudmila Glazova, Nashestvie 
1981
Vladimir Volchik, Zoya 
1981
Frans van der Lingen, Die Jongen van Winslow 
1981
Konstantin Sorokin, Osenniye svadby 
1982
Jerzy Krzyszton, Kamienne niebo 
1982
Sidney Hickox, The Big Sleep 
1982
Naoe Fushimi, Oatsurae Jirokichi goshi 
1982
Margaret Echard, Lightning Strikes Twice 
1983
Carel Brons, composer, dies at 52 
1983
Rachel Devirys, Les Enfants Terribles 
1983
Will Ahern, Picture Brides 
1984
Andy Kaufman, comedian (Latka-Taxi), dies of cancer at 35 
1984
Irwin Shaw, US writer (Rich Man, Poor Man), dies at 71 
1984
Irwin Shaw, The Young Lions 
1984
Tomás Rivera, ...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him 
1984
Andy Kaufman, Heartbeeps 
1984
Ercüment Behzat Lav, A Nation Is Awaking 
1984
Wally West, Desert Mesa 
1985
Margaret Hamilton, actress (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz), dies at 82 
1985
Hans G. Casparius, The 3 Penny Opera 
1985
Jean Prentis, Johanna Enlists 
1985
Margaret Hamilton, The Wizard of Oz 
1985
Bent Weidich, Dollarprinsessen 
1986
Irving Selbst, Birdy 
1986
Kosti Lehtinen, Noidan kirot 
1987
Jagoda Antunac, Sokol nas je volio 
1987
Zbigniew Nawrocki, Czas dojrzewania 
1988
Kay Baxter, best bodybuilder in the world (1983-85), dies in car crash at 42 
1988
Louise Wood, director of Girl Scouts of USA (1961-72), dies at 78 
1988
Charles Keeping, English illustrator (b. 1924) 
1988
Horst Winter, Wir waren in Berlin 
1988
Pat O'Hara, A Field of Honor 
1988
Peter Ortiz, Rio Grande 
1989
Hassan Khaled, sheik of Lebanon, murdered 
1989
Helga Storme, Hot Water 
1989
Mildred Rehn, Broadway Melody of 1938 
1989
Frank Maraden, The Money Pit 
1989
Gadi Danzig, Yaldei Hamadreigot 
1989
Kazimierz Blaszczynski, Wilczy bilet 
1989
Jack Slate, Meet Me in Las Vegas 
1990
Dag Drollet, Cheyenne Brando's boyfriend killed by brother Christian 
1990
Jim Henson, puppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), dies at 53 
1990
Sammy Davis Jr, singer/actor (Golden Boy), dies at 64 
1990
Rein Aren, Hamlet 
1990
Jim Henson, Sesame Street 
1990
Luis Aldás, La devoradora 
1990
Sammy Davis Jr., Ocean's 11 
1990
Emir Buczacki, Noce i dnie 
1990
Yuki Tsuchiya, Kyôdai Ken Baikurossâ 
1991
Prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies 
1991
Arthur Sus, Julius Caesar 
1992
Marisa Mell, actress (Hostages), dies of cancer at 53 
1992
Chalino Sanchez, Mexican musician (b, 1960) 
1992
Jens Louis Petersen, Genboen 
1992
Marisa Mell, Danger: Diabolik 
1992
Vee Lawnhurst, The People vs. Larry Flynt 
1992
Arif Narimanbekov, Darvis parisi partladir 
1993
Marv Johnson, US soul singer (You Got What it Takes), dies at 54 
1993
Lorna Pegram, The Future That Was 
1993
Marv Johnson, Teenage Millionaire 
1993
Frank Jameson, Episode #4.1 
1993
Dezsö Ákos Hamza, Szíriusz 
1994
Alain Cuny, French actor (Lovers, Emanuelle, Camille Claudel), dies aged 85 
1994
Barbara Jean Jones, fictional character on General Hospital, dies at 7 
1994
Phani Majumdar, film director, dies at 82 
1994
Vasek Simek, Czech/US actor (Green Card, Mistress), dies at 66 
1994
Phani Majumdar, The Legend of Hang Tuah 
1994
Andrew Brown, High Tide: Part 1 
1994
Ernest Kerns, Safe 
1994
Vasek Simek, Searching for Bobby Fischer 
1994
Alain Cuny, La Dolce Vita 
1995
Lola Flores, singer/actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70 
1995
Ragnhild Marie Hatton, historian, dies at 82 
1995
Lola Flores, Episode dated 5 February 1993 
1995
Tianji Li, Springtime in a Small Town 
1995
Hilde Volk, Crumbles letzte Chance 
1995
Tadeusz Skorulski, Our Folks 
1996
Edward McInnes, German scholar, dies at 60 
1996
Mike Jeremy Boorda, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) commits suicide at 57 
1996
Pierre Debizet, resistance fighter/special agent, dies at 72 
1996
Gordon Halliday, Gnomes 
1997
Elbridge Durbrow, American diplomat (b. 1903) 
1997
Patrick Aurignac, Mémoires d'un jeune con 
1997
James Fox, Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X 
1997
Puiu Calinescu, Brigada Diverse intra în actiune 
1997
Giuseppe De Santis, Bitter Rice 
1997
Önder Somer, Surtugun kizi 
1998
Christiane Coste, He Who Must Die 
1998
Pierre Cardinal, Le rouge et le noir 
1998
Philip Barry Jr., Friendly Fire 
1998
Aleksey Alekseev, There Will Be No Leave Today 
2000
Bodacious the Bull Famous rodeo bull (b. 1988) 
2000
Deannie Best, Shanghai Chest 
2000
Truck Krone, Let's Make a Deal 
2000
Evald Hermaküla, Õnnelind flamingo 
2000
Andrzej Szczypiorski, Pokhishchenie 'Savoi' 
2001
Brian Pendleton, English musician (The Pretty Things) (b. 1944) 
2001
Joe Baker, Dumb & Dumber 
2001
Brian Pendleton, Episode #1.7 
2001
Jerry Jarrett, Killer's Kiss 
2001
Roni Rios, A Praça É Nossa 
2001
Prince Ital Joe, Renaissance Man 
2002
Alec Campbell, the last surviving ANZAC (b. 1899) 
2002
Big Dick Dudley, American professional wrestler (b. 1968) 
2002
Jorma Lindfors, Eight Deadly Shots 
2002
Helmut Schellhardt, Schuldkonto 
2002
Alex Rizzo, Xtreme Pro Wrestling 
2002
George Honour, D-Day: Turning the Tide 
2002
Dorothy Van, The Wedding: Part 2 
2002
Mike Diffenderfer, The Endless Summer 2 
2002
José Riesgo, Tristana 
2002
Charles Simon, Shadowlands 
2002
Kosan Yanagiya, Pom Poko 
2003
Mark McCormack, American businessman (b. 1930) 
2003
Mary Bayless, It's a Wonderful Life 
2003
William C. Anderson, Bat*21 
2003
Mark McCormack, Playing the Field: Sports and Sex in America 
2003
Hannelore Marschall-Oehmichen, A Rat's Tale 
2004
Norman Beaver, Night Riders 
2004
June Carroll, An Angel Comes to Brooklyn 
2004
Tome Minami, Kagemusha 
2004
June Taylor, Cavalcade of Stars 
2004
William Wildermann, Un ballo in maschera 
2004
Burt Kaiser, Female Jungle 
2004
Harry Elton, Before My Time 
2004
Marika Rökk, Die Frau meiner Träume 
2005
Kurt Sontheimer, Die Deutschen und die Toleranz 
2005
Vince Viverito, The Untouchables 
2005
Andrew Goodpaster, Cold War: Eisenhower's Operatives 
2005
Rees Davies, Map Makers 
2005
June Lang, Wee Willie Winkie 
2006
Takahiro Tamura, Tora! Tora! Tora! 
2006
Miriam Paar, The Jack Paar Diary 
2006
Klaus Dahlen, Die Fotokopie 
2006
Clare Boylan, Making Waves 
2006
Jorge Porcel, Carlito's Way 
2006
Christophe de Ponfilly, Massoud, the Afghan 
2007
Alberto Verso, Ripley's Game 
2007
Theodore Gershuny, Silent Night, Bloody Night 
2007
Carroll Timothy O'Meara, Conan the Barbarian 
2007
Terry Ryan, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio 
2007
Tatyana Lavrova, Kino pro kino 
2007
Mimi Weber, Episode #2.12 
2007
Paul Cannon, Early Retirement 
2008
Luisa Della Noce, Il ferroviere 
2008
Robert Mondavi, Mondovino 
2008
Andrzej Warchal, Dancing Till Dusk 
2008
Clément Harari, Train of Life 
2008
Lola Montes, The Little Sister 
2008
Jimmy Slyde, 'Round Midnight 
2008
Sandy Howard, A Man Called Horse 
2009
Dragoljub Markovic, Graf Bobby, der Schrecken des wilden Westens 
2009
Sándor Katona, Tokyo 1964: Games of the XVIII Olympiad 
2009
Mieczyslaw Jahoda, The Saragossa Manuscript 
2009
Giulio Gianini, La gazza ladra 
2010
Ronnie James Dio, American heavy metal vocalist (b. 1942) 
2010
Hank Jones, American jazz pianist (b. 1918) 
2010
Hank Jones, A Great Day in Harlem 
2010
Ken Sjogren, Star Trek 
2010
Tamás Végvári, Angyalok földje 
2010
Ronnie James Dio, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny 
2010
Hsiang Ting Ko, Temptress Moon 
2010
Zofia Wilczynska, Before Twilight 
2010
Horst Jaedicke, Der sechste Erdteil 
2011
Bob Davis, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928) 
2011
Bill Skiles, American comic (b. 1931) 
2011
Edward Hardwicke, English actor (b. 1932) 
2011
Renee Paris, The Lord's of Flatbush 
2011
Jesús Colín, De pulquero a millonario 
2011
Nathaniel Davis, Good Guys, Bad Guys 
2011
Mitsuki Nakamura, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 
2011
Edward Hardwicke, Elizabeth 
2011
Derek Crewe, The Sun Makers: Part Four 
2011
Kiyoshi Kodama, Steamboy 
2012
James Abdnor, American senator, dies at 89 
2012
Kurt Felix, Episode #1.25 
2012
Ernie Chan, Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood 
2012
Jan Sentürk, Jeder sieht, was uns bewegt 
2012
Kevin Hickey, Major League II 
2012
Charles Schmitz, The Last Samurai 
2012
Chuck Brown, Crazy, Stupid, Love. 
2012
Béla Várady, Dakujem, dobre 
2012
Basia McCoy, Rude Awakening 
2012
Monique Mélinand, Genealogies of a Crime 
2012
Doug Dillard, Popeye 
2012
Herbert H. Breslin, Yes, Giorgio 
2012
Brixton Karnes, Tank Girl 
2013
Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 79 
2013
Dick Trickle, American race car driver, commits suicide by gunshot at 71 
2013
Bernard Waber, American children's book author, dies from kidney failure at 88 
2013
Bernard Waber, Ira Sleeps Over 
2013
Dick Trickle, 1996 Daytona 500 
2013
Paul Shane, Pilot 
2013
Jean Durand, The House on Skull Mountain 
2013
Valtr Komárek, 13. komnata Valtra Komárka 
2014
Rolf Boysen, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust II 
2014
Nicolai Ghiuselev, Faust 
2014
Éva Andor, Bob herceg 
2014
Viktor Sukhodrev, JFK: A President Betrayed 
2014
Allan R. Folsom, Blue and Broken-Harted 
2014
Eleonora Ezerskaya, Idealnaya zhena 
2014
Wieslaw Kantoch, Blisko nieba 
2014
Clyde Snow, Autopsy 2: Voices from the Dead 
2014
Marek Nowakowski, Meta 
2015
Adrian Robinson, Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers 
2015
John Templeton, Harlequin Baby 
2015
Peter Tallberg, Ihmisoikeudet vai olympialaiset? 
2015
Feyodor Sakhirov, Opasnye tropy 
2015
Prashant Bhargava, Sangam 
2015
Elias Gleizer, In Therapy 
2016
Bealtes PR Tony Barrow who coined 'Fab Four' name dies aged 80 
2016
Andre Brahic, discoverer of Neptune's rings, dies aged 73 
2016
Casablanca actress Madeleine LeBeau dies at 92 
2016
Former India cricketer Deepak Shodhan dies aged 87 
2018
Doug Ford dies at 95, was oldest surviving Masters champion 
2018
Playwright Tom Murphy dies, aged 83 
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