May 30 Deaths in History - May 30 Birthdays - May 30 Events
2008 William Odom, dies in Vermont, of a heart attack, at 75
2003 "DeVon ""Robot Man"" Smith", world champion hitchhiker, dies at 76
2002 John B. Keane, Irish Playwright
2000 "Gordon ""Tex"" Beneke", band leader/saxophonist, led the Glenn Miller Orchestra after Miller's death, dies at 86
2000 Mary Jenkins Langston, cook, cooked peanut butter and banana sandwiches for Elvis, dies at 77
1996 Bob Stroup, trombonist, dies at 57
1996 John Kahn, bassist, dies at 47
1996 Leon-Etienne Duval, archbishop/cardinal, dies at 92
1995 Bobby Stokes, athlete, English footballer, scored the winning goal in 1976, Southampton F.C. vs. Manchester United, FA Cup Final, in the 83rd-minute, considered biggest upset in FA Cup Final history, dies at 44
1995 Philip Owen A Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator, dies at 72
1995 Ted Drake, soccer star, dies at 82
1995 Thomas Dorrington Tomlinson, British national park warden, dies at 87
1994 Baron Marcel Bich, inventor (Bic Pen), dies at 79
1994 Ezra Taft Benson, 13th head of Mormon Church, dies at 94
1994 Jean Gattegno, translator/scholar, dies at 58
1994 Juan Carlos Onetti, Uruguayan writer (La vida breve), dies at 85
1994 Marcel Bich, Italian/French baron/pen manufacturer (Bic), dies at 79
1993 Herman S Blount, Sun Ra, U.S. jazz pianist (Solar Arkestra), dies at 79
1993 Sun Ra, blues pianist/orchestra leader, dies of strokes at 79
1992 Daniel Addes, actor (Victor-Sunst Grill), dies at 59
1992 Karl Carstens, president West Germany 1979 - 1984, dies at 77
1992 Leen 't Hart, organist/composer, dies at 72
1991 Manolo Gomez Bur, Spanish comedian dies at 74
1989 Zinka Milanov, Met Opera Diva, dies of a stroke at 83
1989 Claude Pepper, Representative-D-Florida 1963 - 1989, Senator-D-Florida 1936 - 1951
1988 Ella Raines, actress (Uncle Harry, Runaround, Impact), dies at 66
1987 Frank Carlson, Governor of Kansas 1947 - 1950, Representative and Senator-R-Kansas, dies at 94
1987 Turk Murphy, jazz trombonist, dies at 71
1986 Hank Mobley, U.S. jazz saxophonist, dies at 55
1983 Alfred M Gruenther, U.S. general/NATO-commander (1953-56), dies at 84
1981 Ziaur Rahmen, President of Bangladesh, is assassinated
1981 Ziaur Rahman, Bangladeshi Politician
1980 Carl Radle, bassist (Derek and Dominoes), dies of a kidney ailment
1980 Timmy Caldwell, rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies
1979 Jack Raine, actor (Quartet), dies at 82
1977 Claire Goll, journalist, writer, poet, wrote 'Poemes d'amour', 'Poemes de la jalousie', dies at 86 in Paris, France
1977 Paul Desmond, U.S. jazz saxophonist, dies at 52
1975 Michel Simon, actor (Panic, Plague, Two of Us), dies at 80
1973 Hal Hastings, orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), dies at 66
1972 Margaret Ruthven Lang, composer, dies at 104
1971 Audie Murphy, WW II hero/actor (Sierra), killed in plane crash at 46
1971 Marcel Dupre, French composer, dies at 85
1971 Rodd Redwing, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies at 66
1969 Gaston Brenta, composer, dies at 66
1969 John Cipollini, guitarist, dies of ephysema at 45
1967 Claude Rains, actor (Invisible Man), dies at 77
1966 Waino V Aaltonen, Finnish sculptor, dies at 72
1964 Leo Szilard, Hungarians/US nuclear physicst, dies at 66
1961 Rafael L Trujillo Molina, dictator Dom Rep (1930-61), murdered at 69
1960 Boris Pasternak, Russian poet (Dr. Zhivago), dies at 70
1959 Thomas Carl Whitmer, composer, dies at 85
1957 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Black Ecstacy), dies
1954 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian/author, dies at 67
1953 George Barnes, cinematographer, dies at 60
1951 Hermann Broch, writer, dies at 64
1947 Sidney Hugo Nicholson, composer, dies at 72
1945 Irma Laplasse, Flemish farmer/nazi collaborator, executed
1944 Jessie Ralph, actress (Good Earth, San Francisco), dies at 79
1940 Y de Smit-Rog, eldest Dutchman, dies at 104
1938 Raden Sutomo, Indonesian freedom fighter, dies at 49
1935 Lothar Windsperger, composer, dies at 49
1923 Camille Chevillard, composer, dies at 63
1922 David Mendes Chumaceiro, Curaeaos poet (Adelfas), dies at 45
1919 Lord John WS Raleigh, British physicist (Nobel 1904), dies
1918 Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist, dies
1918 Georgi Valentinovich Plechanow, pseudonym, Volgin, writer, author, organized Russia's first political demonstration, dies in Geneva, Switzerland, at age 60
1912 Wilbur Wright, U.S. aviation pioneer, dies
1906 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer, dies at 30
1870 Gustave Vogt, composer, dies at 89
1865 William Clarke Quantrill, criminal/Confederate bushwhacker, dies at 27
1864 James Barbour Terrill, U.S. attorney/Confederate Brigadier-General, dies at 26
1840 Dominique J de Eerens, Governor-General of Dutch-Indies, dies at 59
1833 Josef Slavik, composer, dies at 27
1809 Johan B Scheffer, portrait painter, dies at about 43
1797 Carl Ludwig Junker, composer, dies at 48
1791 Ildephons Haas, composer, dies at 56
1778 Voltaire, Francois-Marie Arouet, French writer (Candide), dies at 42
1746 Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo, composer, dies at 69
1744 Alexander Pope, English poet (Eloisa to Abelard), dies at 56
1718 Arnold J van Keppel, earl of Albemarle/general, dies at about 48
1718 Bernard Nieuwentyt, physician/theologist, dies at 63
1640 Andre Duchesne, French historian/genealogy, dies
1640 Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter, dies at 62
1593 Christopher Marlowe, British dramatist (Tamburlaine the Great), murdered
1574 Charles IX, King of France (1560-74), dies
1434 Prokopius, Bohemia, leader of taboriets, dies in battle
1431 Joan of Arc, burned as a witch by English at Rouen at 19
1416 Jerome of Prague, burned as a heretic by Church
1252 Ferdinand III the holy, King of Castilie/Leon, dies
1035 Boudouin IV, count of Flanders (988-1035), dies
727 Hubertus, bishop of Tongeren-Maastricht/saint, dies at about 72




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