May 24 Deaths in History - May 24 Birthdays - May 24 Events

2003 Rachel Kempson, actress, Jewel in the Crown, dies at 92
2001 Patricia Hilliard Robertson, astronaut, dies at 38
1997 Edward Mulhare, actor, TV's The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, dies of lung cancer at 74
1996 Alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83
1996 Harry Campion, statistician, dies at 91
1996 Jack McCarthy, kiddie show host (Popeye), dies of cancer at 81
1996 Jacob R Druckman, composer, dies at 67
1996 John Abbott, British actor (Lady Jane, Quest), dies at 90
1996 Joseph Mitchell, writer, dies at 87
1995 Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79
1994 Jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Bird House), dies at 48
1994 John Barrington Wain, author, dies at 69
1994 Sandor Lakatos, Hungarian violist/orchestra leader, dies at 69
1994 Yehuda Mor-Mirkovsky, Israeli kibbutz-founder, dies at 96
1994 John Wain, English Poet
1993 Jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66
1993 Milton O Thompson, astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15), dies at 66
1992 Joan Sanderson, actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79
1991 Gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49
1989 Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at 72
1988 James "Hamish" Hamilton, British publisher (Salinger/Mitford), dies at 87
1987 Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), dies at 89
1986 Gunnar Bjornstrand, actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76
1986 Stephen D Thorne, Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut, dies in a plane crash at 33
1986 Yakima Canutt, actor and director (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 91
1981 George Jessel, actor (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 83
1981 Jack Warner, Waters, actor (Captive Heart), dies at 84
1981 Jaime Roldos Aguilera, President of Ecuador, dies in air crash
1979 Jan Arvan, actor (Red Skelton Show, Zorro), dies
1976 Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62
1976 Melle J Oldeboerrigter ("Melle"), painter/cartoonist, dies at 65
1974 Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75
1972 Asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88
1972 Gavin Muir, actor (Hollister-Betty Hutton Show), dies at 64
1969 Mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48
1968 Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75
1963 Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack
1959 John Foster Dulles, U.S. Secretary of State 1953 - 1959, dies at 71
1956 Guy Kibbee, actor (Captain Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74
1953 Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63
1950 Archibald Wavell, British Soldier
1948 Alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78
1943 Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84
1941 Lancelot Holland, British Vice-Admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle
1919 Amado Nervo, Juan C Ruiz de Nervo, Mexican poet, dies at 48
1895 Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73
1894 William Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63
1881 Samuel Palmer, landscape painter, dies
1879 William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73
1876 Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46
1872 Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, painter, dies
1871 Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer, dies at 40
1861 Elmer Ellsworth, U.S. warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23
1861 James T Jackson, U.S. landlord (doodde EE Ellsworth), shot dead)
1851 Stanko Vraz, Jakob Frass, Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40
1850 Jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74
1848 A V Droste-Hulshoff, writer, dies at 51
1844 William Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies
1831 Benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62
1826 Friedrich Fesca, composer, dies at 37
1817 Juan Melendez Valdes, Spanish lawyer/poet, dies at 63
1804 Simon Style, Fries medical/writer, dies at 73
1792 George Brydges, 1st baron Rodney/admiral, dies
1792 Jakob M R Lenz, writer (That Soldier), dies
1773 Jan Zach, composer, organist, violinist, composed Baroque and classical music, dies at 73 in Ellwangen, Germany
1762 Joseph Umstatt, composer, dies at 51
1751 William Hamilton, of Gilbertsfield, poet, dies
1696 Albertine Agnes, princess of Orange-Nassau, dies at 62
1670 Ferdinand II, ruler of Toscane, dies at 59
1669 Pieter Cuypers, South Netherlands lawyer, dies at 48
1665 Maria de Jesus de Agreda [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscans, dies
1612 Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/Prime Minister 1598 - 1612, dies at 48
1543 Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland
1153 David I, King of Scotland, dies
1144 Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies

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