Deaths on May 16

1434 :Pieter Appelmans, Flemish architect/master builder, dies at about 60
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, author/fairy tale writer, dies
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
1782 :Daniuel Charles Solander, botanist, dies
1805 :Christian Brunings, hydraulic engineer, dies at 68
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
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
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
1910 :Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter, dies at 53
1918 :Eusapia Palladino, Napolitan, dies at 64
1926 :Mehmed VI Vahideddin (Mohammed Osman), last sultan of Turkey, dies
1928 :Edmund William Grosse, poet/author, dies
1929 :Lilli Lehmann, soprano, dies
1932 :Ki Imukai, premier of Japan (1931-32), murdered
1932 :William Pember Reeves, politician/poet, dies
1938 :Stephen Fairbairn, oarsman/coach, dies
1942 :Bronislaw Kasper Malinowski, anthropologist, dies
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
1949 :William Newzam Prior Nicholson, painter/engraver, dies
1952 :Alec Hearne, cricketer (scored 9 in Test for Eng v S Afr 1892), dies
1954 :Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera), dies at 61
1954 :Werner Bischof, Swiss photographer, dies accidentally at 38
1955 :James Agee, US critic/writer (Death in Family), dies in NY
1958 :Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright, dies at 49
1959 :Joe Cook, Stage comedian, dies at 69
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 :A P Gtersloh, writer, dies at 86
1975 :Michael X, (Abdul Malik), hanged in Trinidad, for murder
1979 :Asa Philip Randolph, labor leader & civil rights pioneer, dies at 90
1983 :Carel Brons, composer, dies at 52
1984 :Andy Kaufman, comedian (Latka-Taxi), dies of cancer at 35
1984 :Irwin Shaw, US writer (Rich Man, Poor Man), dies at 71
1985 :Margaret Hamilton, actress (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz), dies at 82
1988 :Carrie Baxter, Best Bodybuilder (1983-85), dies in car crash at 42
1988 :Kay Baxter, Best Bodybuilder in the World (1983-85), dies at 42
1988 :Louise Wood, director of Girl Scouts of USA (1961-72), dies at 78
1989 :Hassan Khaled, sheik of Lebanon, murdered
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
1991 :Prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies
1992 :Marisa Mell, actress (Hostages), dies of cancer at 53
1993 :Marv Johnson, US soul singer (You Got What it Takes), dies at 54
1994 :Alain Cuny, actor (Lovers, Emanuelle, Camille Claudel), dies
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
1995 :Lola Flores, singer/actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70
1995 :Ragnhild Marie Hatton, historian, dies at 82
1996 :Edward McInnes, German scholar, dies at 60
1996 :Mike Jeremy Boorda, commandant (NATO), commits suicide at 57
1996 :Pierre Debizet, resistance fighter/special agent, dies at 72



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