May 11 Deaths in History - May 11 Birthdays - May 11 Events
2002 Bill Peet, cartoon artist/writer, Disney's Peter Pan, dies at 87
2001 Douglas Adams, hysterically-funny writer, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, dies at 49
1997 Brenda Carlin, TV producer and wife of comedian George Carlin, dies at 57
1996 Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher, dies at 85
1996 Joan Thirkettle, journalist, dies at 48
1996 Malcolm MacEwen, writer, dies at 84
1996 Nnamdi Azikiwe, President of Nigeria (1963-66), dies
1996 Walter Hyatt, singer, songwriter, founder, The Contenders, work includes album 'Some Unfinished Business', dies at 46 in a plane crash
1995 Arthur Lubin, director (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr. Ed), dies at 96
1995 David Avidan, poet and writer, dies at 62
1995 William John Phillips, actor (Nothing but a Man), dies at 80
1994 Alfred James Broomhall, methodist Missionary, dies at 82
1994 Danny Overbea, blues singer and guitarist, dies at 68
1994 Leonard Friedman, violinist, dies at 63
1994 Lewis B Puller, U.S. writer (Pulitzer 1992), commits suicide at 48
1994 Timothy Carey, dies of stroke at 64
1992 Carlos Herrera, drink inventor (Margarita), dies at 90
1992 Elizabeth McDonald, inventor (Spic and Span), dies at 98
1991 Filip J Field, dies at 67
1991 Ho Dam, foreign minister North-Korea (1970-83), dies
1988 H A R (Kim) Philby, British double agent, dies
1985 Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy), dies at 84
1985 Garmt Stuiveling, literatrary (Ego and Echo), dies at 77
1985 Jorja Curtright, actor (Whistle Stop), dies of a heart attack
1985 Samuel Frith, English co-founder of soccer team (Bradford City), dies
1983 Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson, author (Anything Box), dies at 65
1982 Leigh Snowden, actress (Hot Rod Rumble), dies at 51 of cancer
1982 Piet van Egmond, organist/conductor, dies at 70
1981 Bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain and lung cancer at 36
1981 Hoyt J Fuller, editor (1st World magazine), dies at 57
1979 Joan Chandler, dies at 55
1979 Lester Raymond Flatt, musician (Ballad of Jed Clampett), dies at 64
1978 John Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/poet, dies at 93
1976 Alvar Aalto, architect (Finlandia House), dies at 78
1976 Camille Schmit, composer, dies at 68
1976 J Anaya, Bolivian military/ambassador to France, murdered
1973 Grigory M Kosinzev, Russian director, dies
1965 Ludovicus H "Lode" Baekelmans, Flemish playwright, dies at 86
1965 Roger Vailland, French author, dies at 57
1960 John D Rockefeller, Jr., philanthropist, dies at 86
1960 John D. Rockefeller, Jr., American Businessman
1956 Walter S Adams, U.S. astronomer/director of Mount Wilson, dies at 79
1953 Jean Adair, dies at 80
1952 Giovanni Tebaldini, composer, dies at 87
1949 Adrianus PHA de Kleyn, throat/nose/otologist (ear doctor), dies at 65
1947 Else JT Rangstrom, Swedish conductor/singer/composer/critic, dies
1947 Ture Rangstrom, composer, dies at 62
1944 Henk Hos, resistance fighter, executed at 37
1938 Alfonsina Storni, Argentine poet (El dulce dano/suicide), dies at 45
1938 Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Hours of Solitude), dies at 81
1937 Viliam Figus, composer, dies at 62
1935 Edward H Thompson, U.S. archaeologist (Mayan civilization), dies at 78
1927 Henry Martyn Robert, (Robert's Rules of Order), dies at 90
1927 Juan Gris, Spanish cubist painter, dies at 40
1920 William D Howells, U.S. author (A Woman's Reason), dies at 83
1917 Otto Adolf Klauwell, composer, dies at 66
1916 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (s-effect), dies
1916 Max Reger, composer, dies at 43
1916 Max [Johann BJM] Reger, German composer/pianist/organist, dies at 43
1914 Daniel De Leon, Activist
1908 Thomas Cavendish, English Explorer
1907 John Albert Delany, composer, dies at 54
1895 Feliks Jaronski, composer, dies at 71
1885 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist, composer and conductor, dies at 73
1881 Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Journal Intime), dies at 59
1871 John Herschel, cataloguer of southern hemisphere stars, dies at 79
1857 E Francois Vidocq, French criminalogist/police officer, dies at 81
1849 Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, composer, dies at 38
1849 Otto Nicolai, German composer and conductor, dies at 39
1845 Karoly Filtsch, composer, dies at 14
1819 Caspar Furstenau, composer, dies at 47
1779 John Heart, U.S. farmer signed Declaration of Independence, dies at about 68
1778 William Pitt Sr, English premier (1756-61, 66-68), dies at 69
1772 Joseph Kerckhoff, Limburg surgeon/robber captain, hanged
1742 Francesco Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 70
1731 Mary Astell, English writer and feminist, wrote 'Some Reflections upon Marriage', dies soon after having breast cancer
1631 Christoph Buel, composer, dies at 57
1610 Matteo Ricci, Italian missionary (China), dies




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