Famous People Who Died on This Day in History, Who Died Today in History?

Here is a list who died on date 18 May today. Important and famous people from throughout history died on this day. Today's famous deaths list for May 18

Who Died Today, Famous Deaths on May 18

Name Date
526 Pope John I (b. 470)
893 Stephen I of Constantinople (b. 867)
932 Ma Shaohong, general of Later Tang
947 Emperor Taizong of the Liao Dynasty
978 Frederick I, duke of Upper Lorraine
1065 Frederick, Duke of Lower Lorraine (b. c. 1003)
1096 Minna of Worms, Jewish martyr killed during the Worms massacre (1096)
1160 Eric Jedvardsson (King Eric IX) of Sweden (since 1156); (b. circa 1120)
1297 Nicholas Longespee, Bishop of Salisbury
1401 Vladislaus II of Opole (b. 1332)
1410 Rupert of Germany, Count Palatine of the Rhine (b. 1352)
1550 Jean, Cardinal of Lorraine (b. 1498)
1551 Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Italian painter (b. 1486)
1675 Stanisſaw Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer, historian, and theologian (b. 1623)
1675 Jacques Marquette, French-American missionary and explorer (b. 1637)
1692 Elias Ashmole, English astrologer and politician (b. 1617)
1721 Maria Barbara Carillo, victim of the Spanish Inquisition (b.1625)
1733 Georg Böhm, German organist and composer (b. 1761)
1780 Charles Hardy, English-American admiral and politician, 29th Colonial Governor of New York (b. 1714)
1781 Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian-Indian rebel leader (b. 1742)
1792 Levy Solomons, Canadian merchant and fur trader (b. 1730)
1795 Robert Rogers, English colonel (b. 1731)
1799 Pierre Beaumarchais, French playwright and publisher (b. 1732)
1800 Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (b. 1729)
1807 John Douglas, Scottish bishop and scholar (b. 1721)
1808 Elijah Craig, American minister, inventor, and educator, invented Bourbon whiskey (b. 1738)
1844 Richard McCarty, American lawyer and politician (b. 1780)
1853 Lionel Kieseritzky, Estonian-French chess player (b. 1806)
1867 Clarkson Stanfield, English painter (b. 1793)
1889 Isabella Glyn, Scottish-English actress (b. 1823)
1900 Félix Ravaisson-Mollien, French archaeologist and philosopher (b. 1813)
1908 Louis-Napoléon Casault, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1823)
1909 Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1860)
1909 George Meredith, English novelist and poet (b. 1828)
1910 Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish author and publisher (b. 1841)
1910 Pauline Viardot, French soprano and composer (b. 1821)
1911 Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1860)
1922 Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician and parasitologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)
1941 Werner Sombart, German economist and sociologist (b. 1863)
1943 ſnishiki Daigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 28th Yokozuna (b. 1883)
1947 Hal Chase, American baseball player and manager (b. 1883)
1955 Mary McLeod Bethune, American educator and activist (b. 1875)
1956 Maurice Tate, English cricketer (b. 1895)
1958 Jacob Fichman, Israeli poet and critic (b. 1881)
1963 Ernie Davis, American football player, coach, and manager (b. 1939)
1968 Frank Walsh, Australian politician, 34th Premier of South Australia (b. 1897)
1971 Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1908)
1973 Jeannette Rankin, American social worker and politician (b. 1880)
1974 Harry Ricardo, English engine designer and researcher (b. 1885)
1975 Leroy Anderson, American composer and conductor (b. 1908)
1980 Victims of Mount St. Helens eruption: Reid Blackburn, American photographer and journalist (b. 1952) David A. Johnston, American volcanologist and geologist (b. 1949)
1980 Ian Curtis, English singer-songwriter (b. 1956)
1981 Arthur O'Connell, American actor (b. 1908)
1981 William Saroyan, American novelist, playwright, and short story writer (b. 1908)
1987 Mahdi Amel, Lebanese journalist, poet, and academic (b. 1936)
1989 Dorothy Ruth, American horse breeder and author (b. 1921)
1990 Jill Ireland, English actress (b. 1936)
1995 Elisha Cook, Jr., American actor (b. 1903)
1995 Alexander Godunov, Russian-American ballet dancer and actor (b. 1949)
1995 Brinsley Le Poer Trench, 8th Earl of Clancarty, Irish ufologist and historian (b. 1911)
1995 Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (b. 1933)
1998 Obaidullah Aleem, Indian-Pakistani poet and author (b. 1939)
1999 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican singer, keyboard player, and producer (b. 1954)
1999 Betty Robinson, American runner (b. 1911)
2000 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian-American composer and musicologist (b. 1946)
2001 Irene Hunt, American author and illustrator (b. 1907)
2004 Elvin Jones, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1927)
2006 Jaan Eilart, Estonian geographer, ecologist, and historian (b. 1933)
2007 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1932)
2008 Joseph Pevney, American actor and director (b. 1911)
2008 Roberto García-Calvo Montiel, Spanish judge (b. 1942)
2009 Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan rebel leader, founded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (b. 1954)
2012 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German opera singer and conductor (b. 1925)
2012 Peter Jones, English-Australian drummer and songwriter (b. 1967)
2012 Alan Oakley, English bicycle designer, designed the Raleigh Chopper (b. 1927)
2013 Aleksei Balabanov, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1959)
2013 Jo Benkow, Norwegian soldier and politician (b. 1924)
2013 Steve Forrest, American actor (b. 1925)
2013 David McMillan, American football player (b. 1981)
2013 Lothar Schmid, German chess player (b. 1928)
2014 Dobrica ĿosiĿ, Serbian politician, 1st President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1921)
2014 Hans-Peter Dürr, German physicist and academic (b. 1929)
2014 Kaiketsu Masateru, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1948)
2014 Chukwuedu Nwokolo, Nigerian physician and academic (b. 1921)
2014 Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut (b. 1946)
2015 Halldór Ásgrímsson, Icelandic accountant and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1947)
2015 Raymond Gosling, English physicist and academic (b. 1926)
2015 T. J. Moran, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1930)
2015 Jean-François Théodore, French businessman (b. 1946)
2017 Roger Ailes, American businessman (b. 1940)
2017 Jacque Fresco, American engineer and academic (b. 1916)
2017 Chris Cornell, American singer (b. 1964)