May 12 Deaths in History - May 12 Birthdays - May 12 Events
2008 Robert Rauschenberg, dies in Florida, of heart failure, at 82
2004 Syd Hoff, cartoonist/children's book illustrator, The New Yorker, dies at 91
2001 Perry Como, singer, dies at 88
2000 David B. Guralnik, Webster's lexicographer, dies at 79
2000 Adam Petty, American Celebrity
1999 Saul Steinberg, cartoonist/modern artist, A View of the World from Manhattan, dies at 84
1996 Hubert William Dean, air armaments specialist, dies at 84
1996 Robert Edwin Hall, mountaineer/businessman, dies at 35
1995 Arthur Lubin, film director, dies at 95
1995 Giorgio Belladonna, bridge champion, dies at 71
1995 Reza Abdoh, playwright, theatre director, produced King Lear, Oedipus Rex, confronted audiences with issues of race, class, AIDS, died of AIDS at age 32
1994 Alfred Lane Beit, connoisseur, dies at 91
1994 David Brooks, psychologist, dies at 91
1994 Helen Lee Mai, Hong Kong actress, dies at 63
1994 John Smith, British Labour Party chairman (1992-94), dies at 55
1994 Erik Erikson, Psychologist
1992 Joe Burke, president (Kansas City Royals), dies at 68, dies
1992 Robert Reed, actor (Brady Bunch), dies of AIDs at 59
1989 Joe Valdez Caballero, creator of hard taco, shell, dies at 81
1989 Marcelle de Manziarly, composer, dies at 89
1987 Victor Feldman, pianist/drummer, dies at 53
1986 Elisabeth Bergner, dies at 85
1986 Lee Bonnell, dies
1985 Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor, dies
1985 Jean Dubuffet, French Artist
1984 Doris May, actress (Peck's Bad Boy), dies at 81 of heart failure
1982 Humphrey Searle, writer (20th Century counterpoint), dies at 66
1981 Benjamin H Sheares, president of Singapore, dies
1980 Lillian Roth, actress (Animal Crackers, Alice Sweet Alice), dies
1973 Frances Marion, screenwriter (Pollyanna, Camille), dies at 85
1970 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II), dies at 78
1970 Nelly Sachs, born in Schoenberg, Berlin, writer, poet, dramatist, Jewish, works include, 'Eli: Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels', dies at 78
1967 Julius Kalas, composer, dies at 64
1965 Roger Vailland, French playwright (La Truite), dies at 57
1963 Stanislaw Wiechowicz, composer, dies at 69
1963 Aiden Wilson Tozer, American Clergyman
1962 Dick Calkins, co-author (Buck Rogers), dies at 67
1960 Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, composer, dies at 70
1960 Aly Khan, Italian Public Servant
1957 Erich von Stroheim, Austrian/US actor (Grand Illusion), dies at 71
1956 Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 87
1956 Louis Calhern, dies at 61
1956 Vladimir Ambros, composer, dies at 65
1951 Oscar Stanton De Priest, Representative-D-Illinois 1929 - 1935, dies at 80
1948 Isidor Achron, composer, dies at 55
1944 Arthur T Quiller-Couch [Q], British author/critic, dies at 80
1944 Max Brand, American Writer
1943 Albert Stoessel, composer, dies at 48
1941 Ruth Stonehouse, film director, silent era film actress, directed films 'The Winning Pair', 'Tacky Sue's Romance', dies in Hollywood, California, at age 48
1937 Gerry Studds, Representative-D-Massachusetts 1973 - 1997, died of a pulmonary embolism
1935 Josef Pilsudski, Polish dictator (1926-35), dies
1932 Lindbergh baby, found dead
1931 Eugene Ysaye, composer, dies at 72
1931 Eugene-Auguste Ysaye, composer, dies at 72
1930 Pieter Jelles Troelstra, Dutch SDAP leader, dies at 70
1925 Alfred Milner, British governor (Cape Colony)/minister, dies at 71
1925 Amy Lowell, writer, dies at 51
1925 Artur Napoleao dos Santos, composer, dies at 82
1924 Charles Henri Marechal, composer, dies at 82
1921 Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish writer (La sirena negra), dies
1908 Melesio Morales, composer, dies at 69
1907 J K Huysmans, writer, dies at 59
1897 Ulrika "Minna" Cant-Johnstown, Finnish playwright, dies at 53
1897 Willem Roelofs, painter/lithographer, dies
1896 Juan Morel Campos, composer, dies at 38
1884 Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Czechoslovakian composer (2 Widows), dies at 60
1876 Henri A Esquiros, French poet (Evangile du peuple), dies at 63
1871 Daniel-Franeois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer, dies at 89
1871 John F. W. Herschel, British astronomer (Catalogue of Nebulae), dies
1864 Abner Monroe Perrin, Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 37
1864 J E B Stuart, Confederate General, dies at 31
1861 Christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer, dies at 50
1852 John Richardson, Canadian writer (War of 1812), dies
1845 August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet/interpreter/critic, dies at 77
1845 August Wilhelm von Schlegel, German Poet
1843 Johann Georg Lickl, composer, dies at 74
1825 Elias Mann, composer, dies at 75
1825 Stanislao Mattei, composer, dies at 75
1814 Robert Treat Paine, U.S. judge, signed Declaration of Independence, dies at 83
1811 Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, composer, dies at 52
1796 Johann P Uz, German poet (Theodicee), dies at 75
1795 Ezra Stiles, American Clergyman
1792 Charles Simon Favart, French Dramatist
1788 Louis E van Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Austrian duke, dies at 69
1737 Cornelis van Alkemade, historian, dies at 83
1700 John Dryden, English Poet
1649 Isaac Doreslaer, English lawyer/diplomat, murdered
1641 Thomas Wentworth, English viceroy of Ireland, beheaded at 48
1634 George Chapman, English dramatist/interpreter, dies
1382 Johanna I, Queen of Naples/Provence, dies
1012 Sergius IV, Pietro Crescentii, Italian Pope (1009-12), dies
1003 Gerbert, French scholar, dies in Rome
1003 Sylvester II, Gerbert van Aurillac, 1st French Pope (999-1003), dies
912 Leo VI Sophos, Byzantine Emperor (886-912), dies at 45




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