May 20 Deaths in History - May 20 Birthdays - May 20 Events
2005 Paul Ricoeur, French Philosopher
2002 Stephen Jay Gould, "educator, writer", The Structure of Evolutionary Theory, dies at 60
2000 Edward L. Bernds, director, The Three Stooges shorts, dies at 94
2000 Jean-Pierre Rampal, flutist, dies at 78
1997 Virgilio Boat, president of Colombia (1986-90), dies
1996 Eric Davidson, comedy scriptwriter, dies at 65
1996 George Malcolm Thomson, journalist, dies at 96
1996 Janaki Ramachandran, Prime Minister of Indian state of Tamil Nadu (1988), dies
1996 John Pertwee, actor (Dr. Who), dies at 76
1996 Julius Marmur, biochemist/geneticist, dies at 70
1996 Lewis B Combs, naval commander/civil engineer, dies at 101
1994 Dallas Pratt, collector, dies at 79
1994 Ronald Russell, actor/manager (We Are Angels), dies at 83
1993 Max Klein, inventor (paint by numbers), dies at 77
1991 Julian Orbon De Soto, composer, dies at 65
1989 Anton Diffring, actor (Zeppelin, Fahrenheit 451), dies at 70
1989 Gilda Radner, comedienne (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), dies at 42
1989 John R Hicks, English economist (Nobel 1972), dies
1986 Bernard Naylor, composer, dies at 78
1986 Willem Pee, Belgian linguistic, dies at 83
1986 Helen B. Taussig, American Scientist
1985 George Memmoli, actor (Earl-Hello Larry), dies at 46
1984 Peter Bull, British actor (Dr. Doolittle), dies of a heart attack at 72
1975 Barbara Hepworth, sculptor, dies
1975 Dame Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor, dies in fire at 72
1975 Jacques Stehman, composer, dies at 62
1972 Cornelis J van der Klauw, Dutch biologist/zoologist, dies at 78
1972 Walter Winchell, columnist/narrator (Untouchables), dies at 75
1969 Fred Sherman, actor (Chain Lightning), dies after a stroke at 64
1969 Royal Beal, actor (Death of a Salesman), dies of cancer, at 69
1968 Kees van Dongen, Dutch/French painter, dies at 91
1959 Alfred Schutz, Austrian/US architect/philosopher, dies at 60
1957 Gilbert Murray, British Diplomat
1956 Andre Eugene Maurice Charlot, actor (Summer Storm), dies
1956 Max Beerbohm, caricturist/writer (Yet Again), dies
1940 Joris [Georges] van Severen, Flem fascist/Member of parliament, dies
1939 Joe Carr, NFL hall of famer/NFL president (1921-39), dies at 59
1935 Ivans, Jacob van Schevichaven, lawyer/detective writer, dies at 68
1925 D. French Slaughter, Jr., Representative-R-Virginia, 1985 - 1991, died from a series of strokes
1923 Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist, dies
1919 Jacob Verdam, philosopher, dies
1913 Henry Flagler, American Businessman
1910 Jean-Baptiste Theodore Weckerlin, composer, dies at 88
1900 Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman, composer, dies at 80
1896 Clara Josephine Wieck Schumann, composer/pianist, dies at 76
1896 Clara Schumann, German Musician
1895 Ratu Agung-Agung Gde Ngurah, radja van Mataram, Lombok, dies
1883 William Chambers, author/publisher, dies
1880 Eugene LFC prince the Ligne, Belgian prince of Ambise, dies at 76
1876 Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 8 days old
1876 Khristo Botev, Bulgarian poet, dies
1875 Amalia, wife of King Otto of Greece, dies at 58
1864 John Clare, English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70
1847 Mary Lamb, writer, dies
1841 Joseph Blanco White, theological writert, dies
1834 Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert de Motier, nobleman, dies
1834 Marquis de Lafayette, French general, dies
1795 Ignac Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded
1782 Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68
1782 Christoph Gottlieb Schroter, composer, dies at 82
1782 William Emerson, English Mathematician
1751 Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38
1669 Joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies
1650 Francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44
1648 Wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies
1622 Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle
1509 Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1506 Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55
1471 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies
1449 Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies
1444 Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63
1277 John XXI, Petrus Juliani/Hispanus, Port Pope (1276-77), dies




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