May 18 Deaths in History - May 18 Birthdays - May 18 Events
1996 Dermot O'Callaghan Grubb, prison governor, dies at 76
1996 Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner, dies at 44
1995 Alexander Gudonov, Russian dancer/actor (Witness), dies at 45
1995 Elisha Cook, Jr., actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane), dies at 91
1995 Elizabeth Montgomery, actress (Bewitched), dies of cancer at 62
1995 Gordon Reynolds, musician, dies at 74
1995 Robert Harris, actor (Werewolf of London), dies at 95
1993 Heinrich Albertz, theologist/mayor of Berlin (1966-67), dies at 78
1993 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/writer, dies at 67
1992 Lawrence Welk, bandleader (L Welk Show), dies of pneumonia at 89
1992 Marshall Thompson, actor (Bog), dies of congestive heart failure at 65
1992 Skip Stephenson, comedian (Real People), dies of heart attack at 52
1991 Edwina Booth, actress (Trader Horn), dies of heart failure at 86
1990 Jill Ireland, actress (Carry on Nurse, Family), dies of cancer at 54
1988 Daws Butler, cartoon voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), dies at 71
1987 Wilbur J Cohen, 1st employee of Social Security System, dies at 73
1986 John Bubbles Sublett, tap dancer (Black and Bubbles), dies at 84
1985 Tex Terry, actor (Apache Rose, Timberjack), dies at 82
1981 Arthur O'Connell, actor (Mr Peepers, 2nd Hundred Years), dies at 73
1981 William Saroyan, U.S. stagewriter (Time of your life), dies at 72
1980 Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division), commit suicide at 23
1975 Leroy Anderson, composer, dies at 66
1974 Daniel R Topping, U.S. owner (New York Yankees), dies at 61
1973 Jeannette Rankin, 1st Congresswoman (1917-19, 41-43), dies at 92
1973 Jeanette Rankin, American Politician
1972 Eero Aukusti Sipila, composer, dies at 53
1967 Andy Clyde, Hopalong Cassidy's sidekick, dies at 75
1967 Richard Ainley, actor (I Dood It, Above Suspicion), dies at 56
1966 Paul Althaus, German theologist (That Christian Wahrheit), dies at 78
1965 Eduard J Dijksterhuis, mathematician (Archimedes), dies at 72
1961 Henry O'Neill, actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), dies
1955 Edwin Scharff, German painter/sculptor (Rossebandiger), dies at 68
1955 Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and civil rights leader, dies at 79
1952 Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer, dies at 86
1949 James T Adams, U.S. historian (Pulitzer 1921)
1936 Alick Maclean, composer, dies at 63
1930 Joao Marcellino Arroyo, composer, dies at 68
1918 Toivo Kuula, composer, dies at 34
1915 William Throsby Bridges, Australian Soldier
1913 Otto Reubke, composer, dies at 70
1911 Gustav Mahler, Austr composer (Children's Death Songs), dies at 50
1910 Flor van Duyse, composer, dies at 66
1909 George Meredith, English poet and writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81
1909 Isaac M F Albeniz, Spanish pianist/composer, dies at 48
1884 Heinrich R Goppert, German paleo-botanist, dies
1864 James Byron Gordon, Confederate Brigadier-General, dies at 41
1862 William H Keim, U.S. Union Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 48
1848 William A Leidesdorf, black, dies at 38 in SF
1839 Carolina [Maria A] Bonaparte (countess Lipona), dies at 57
1832 Bonafacio Asioli, composer, dies at 62
1829 Bernardo Bittoni, composer, dies at 72
1808 Jacob Albright, Albrecht, German / U.S. preacher, dies at 49
1799 Pierre de Beaumarchais, dramatist, dies
1767 Thaddaus Ferdinand Lipowsky, composer, dies at 28
1733 Georg Bohm, German organist/composer, dies at 71
1724 Johann K Amman, Swiss/Dutch doctor for deaf-mutes, dies at 54
1692 Elias Ashmole, antiquary, dies
1675 Jacques Marquette jesuit/missionaries (Chicago), dies at 37
1653 Carel Reyniersz, Governor-General (Netherlands East Indies), dies at 48
1625 Francisco Gomez de Sandoval y Rojas, Spanish marquis of Denia, dies
1587 Felix van Cantalice, Italian saint, dies
1410 Ruprecht, Roman catholics German king, dies
1160 Erik IX Helgi, The Saint, King of Sweden, dies
526 John I, Pope (523-26), dies
323 Alexander III the Great, king of Macedonia/conqueror, dies at 32




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