May 21 Deaths in History - May 21 Birthdays - May 21 Events
2002 Joe Cobb, actor, an original Our Gang cast member, dies at 84
2000 Barbara Cartland, romance writer, dies at 98
2000 Mark Reynolds Hughes, entreprenuer, Herbalife founder, dies at 43
2000 Sir John Gielgud, British actor, Arthur, dies at 96
1996 Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Lash of the West), dies at 78
1996 Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist, dies at 67
1996 Eric Stuart Woord, archaeologist, dies at 83
1996 Laurence Dowdall, lawyer, dies at 91
1996 Mary Perot Nichols, journalist, dies at 79
1996 Peter Fletcher, music teacher, dies at 60
1995 Les Aspin, Representative-D-Wisconsin 1971 - 1993, U.S. Secretary of Defense 1993 - 1995, dies of stroke at 56
1995 Patrick Bowles, writer/translator, dies at 68
1994 Cliff Wilson, snooker player, dies at 60
1994 Forsyth Hardy, documentary film pioneer, dies at 84
1994 Giovanni Goria, Prime Minister of Italy 1987 - 1988, dies
1994 John Henry Weidner, Dutch/US resistance fighter, dies at 81
1994 John Weidner, war hero, dies at 71
1993 John Frost, English lt-kol (operation Market Garden 1944), dies at 80
1993 John Holland, actor (They Saved Hitler's Brain), dies at 65
1992 Brendan Nulholland, Daily Mail reporter, dies at 59
1992 Elizabeth David, British cookbook writer, dies
1992 Mrithi, gorilla (Gorilla in the Mist), dies at 24
1992 Skip Stephenson, TV host (Real People), dies
1991 Bobby Dale, dies at 92
1991 Jean Van Joutte, Prime Minister of Belgium 1952 - 1954, dies
1991 Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated at 46
1990 Franklyn Seales, actor (Silver Spoon, Onion Field), dies of AIDS at 37
1990 Mary Victor Bruce, who flew around empire state building in 1930, dies
1990 Moelvi Mohammed Farouk, Indian spiritual leader, murdered
1988 Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations, dies at 92
1987 Alejandro Rey, actor (Carlos-Flying Nun), dies at 57
1984 Andrea Leeds, actress (Stage Door, Earthbound), dies of cancer at 70
1984 Ann Little, actress (Roaring Road), dies
1983 Finn Einar Mortensen, composer, dies at 61
1981 Yuki Shimoda, actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies
1980 Ida Kaminska, actress (Shop on Main Street), dies
1978 Joseph EA "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter, dies at 77
1976 Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer, dies at 77
1973 Carlo Emilio Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79
1973 George Breakstone, actor and director (Great Expectations), dies at 53
1973 Vaughn Monroe, singer/orchestral leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 61
1971 Dennis King, actor (Devil's Brother), dies of heart ailment at 73
1970 Vinton Hayworth, actor (General Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63
1968 Doris Lloyd, actress (Oliver Twist), dies of heart strain at 71
1966 Pat O'Malley, silent film actor (Wild One, Quiet Man), dies at 75
1954 Janos Hammerschlag, composer, dies at 68
1952 John Garfield, actor (Juarez, Air Force), dies at 39
1949 Klaus Mann, German writer, dies at 42
1935 Hugo de Vries, botanist Gruppenweise Artbildung, dies at 87
1935 Jane Addams, a founder of ACLU (Nobel 1973), dies at 65
1933 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69
1926 Georgy L'vovich Catoire, composer, dies at 65
1924 Bobby Franks, killed by Leopold and Loeb, at 14
1920 Eleanor Porter, American Novelist
1919 Victor A D Segalen, Max Anely, French ship's doctor/writer, dies
1897 Karol Mikuli, composer, dies at 77
1895 Franz von Suppe, Austrian composer (Poet und Bauer), dies at 76
1894 August A Kundt, German physicist, (test of Kundt), dies at 54
1885 Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin, composer, dies at 73
1860 Johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer, dies at 53
1844 Guiseppi Baini, composer, dies at 68
1817 Johann Friedrich Christmann, composer, dies at 64
1815 Roman Hoffstetter, composer, dies at 73
1812 Joseph Wolfl, composer, dies at 38
1810 Charles GLAAT chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont, French spy, dies at 81
1790 Thomas Warton, English poet (Oxford sausage), dies
1786 Carl W.Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist, dies at 43
1725 Robert Haley earl of Oxford, English Whig-premier (1710-4), dies at 63
1703 Roemer Vlacq, Dutch admiral, dies in battle
1690 John Eliot, English missionary in Massachusetts, dies at 85
1650 James G, Marquis of Montrose, Scottish general, hanged
1647 Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, poet/playwright (Warenar), dies at about 65
1639 Giovan D "Tommaso" Campanella, Italian philosopher/poet, dies at 70
1639 Tommaso Campanella, Philosopher
1542 Hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi R
1524 Thomas Howard 2nd duke of Norfolk, general/premier, dies at about 80
1481 Christian I, king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, dies
1254 Koenraad IV, RC-German king (1237-54), dies at 26
987 Louis V, last Carlovingians King of France (966-987), dies




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