May 31 Deaths in History - May 31 Birthdays - May 31 Events
2004 Robert Quine, guitarist, guitar soloist, worked with Matthew Sweet, Marianne Faithfull, style combines jazz, rock, blues, dies
2001 Arlene Francis, actress, What's My Line?, dies at 93
2000 Johnnie Taylor, singer, Who's Makin' Love?, dies at 62
2000 "Tito ""The Mambo King"" Puente", bandleader/percussionist, dies at 76
2000 John Coolidge, American Celebrity
1997 Rosie Will Monroe, WW II icon, Rosie the Riveter, dies at 76
1996 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker, dies at 80
1996 Elsbeary Hobbs, singer, dies at 59
1996 Neela Sanjiva Reddy, president of India (1977-82), dies
1996 Paul Peter Piech, artist, dies at 76
1996 Peter Gordon Dorrell, archaeologist/photographer, dies at 68
1996 Timothy Francis Leary, Harvard professor and LSD guru, dues of cancer at 75
1996 Timothy Leary, American Educator
1995 Tim Mara, owner (New York Giants), dies at 59
1995 Stanley Elkin, American Author
1994 Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, trumpeter, dies at 86
1994 Herva Nelli, soprano, dies at 85
1994 Sidney Gilliat, British screenwriter/director, dies at 86
1993 John Granger, actor (Advise and Consent), dies at 69
1992 Lutz Stavenhagen, top aid to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, dies at 52
1992 Eugene A. Chappie, Representative-R-California 1981 -1986
1991 Angus Wilson, Johnstone-W, British writer (Wrong Set), dies
1991 H N "Swanie" Swanson, literary agent, dies at 91 of a stroke
1989 C L R James, cricket writer (distinguished Trinidadian), dies
1989 Charles A Hufnagel, doc (artificial heart valve pioneer), dies at 72
1989 Terry Drinkwater, CBS news correspondent, dies at 53 of cancer
1987 Dorothy Patrick, actress (Torch Song, New Orleans, High Wall), dies
1986 Dora Russell, English Celebrity
1986 James Rainwater, American Scientist
1982 Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight boxing champ/actor, dies at 86
1976 Jacques Monod, French biochemist, dies
1976 Martha Mitchell wife of former Attorney General John Mitchell, dies in New York at 57
1976 Jacques Lucien Monod, French Scientist
1974 Adelle Davis, U.S. nutrionalist (Let's stay healthy), dies at 70
1973 Albert Egges van Giffen, Dutch archaeologist, dies at 89
1971 Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator, dies at 75
1971 Reinhold Niebuhr, U.S. theologist, dies at 78
1967 Billy Strayhorn, American Composer
1963 Carel C van Essen, archaeologist (Art of Ancient Rome), dies at 63
1962 Adolf Eichmann, war criminal, hanged at Ramie Prison in Israel at 56
1962 Eduardo Toldra, composer, dies at 67
1962 Nazi Adolf Eichmann hanged in Israel for crimes against Jews in WW II
1962 Henry F. Ashurst, Senator-D-Arizona 1912 - 1941, died of a stroke at age 87
1961 ? Trujillo, Dominican Republic president, assassinated at 69
1960 Willem Elsschot, Alfons de Ridder, Flemish writer (Kas), dies at 78
1955 "Wild Bill" Vukovich, killed in Indy 500
1955 Raoul Gunsbourg, composer, dies at 95
1952 Walter Schellenberg, German lawyer/headed spy (Venlo), dies
1948 Jose Vianna da Motta, composer, dies at 80
1947 Adrienne Ames, actress (Black Sheep, 24 Hours), dies at 39
1947 Henri G Casadesus, French altviolist/composer (viola d'amour), dies at 66
1942 Reinhard Heydrich, German protector of Bohemia and Moravia, assassinated
1928 Ludwig Enneccerus, German leader, dies at 85
1928 Manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian historian, dies at 60
1916 Horace Hood, British spy (Battle of Jutland), dies in battle
1910 Elizabeth Blackwell, 1st woman physician, dies at 89
1906 Hermann Schell, German theologist (Gott und Geist), dies at 56
1906 King Alfonso XIII, assassinated in Madrid
1906 Victoria von Battenberg, assassinated in Madrid
1900 James Loudon, Governor-General of Netherlands-Indies (1871-75), dies at 75
1900 John Power, Irish baronet/whiskey manufacturer, dies in battle
1875 Eliphas Levi, French Author
1862 Robert Hatton, Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at about 34
1854 Vatroslav Lisinski, composer, dies at 34
1850 Giuseppe Giusti, Italian Poet
1849 Leonard PJ du Bus de Gisignies, Governor-General of Netherlands-Indies, dies at 69
1837 Joseph Grimaldi, greatest clown (king of pantomime), dies at 57
1832 Evariste Galois, French revolutionary/mathematician, dies at 20
1809 Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel, dies in battle at 33
1809 Franz Josef Haydn, Austrian composer (Jahreszeiten), dies at 77
1806 Michael FB baron von Melas, Austrian general, dies at 77
1740 Frederick-William I, King of Prussia (1713-1740), dies at 51
1696 Heinrich Schwemmer, composer, dies at 75
1665 Pieter J Saenredam, Dutch architectural painter, dies at 67
1620 Willem Louis, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies at 59
1594 Tintoretto, Italian Mannerist painter, dies at 75
1567 Pereguin de la Grange, French minister/martyr of Reform, dies
1551 Aristotele "Basiano" da Sangallo, Italian set designer, dies
1504 Engelbert II, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz, dies
1198 Moses ben Solomon Ha-Cohen, rabbi of Mainz, dies
1091 Hendrik van Verdun, bishop of Luik (1075-91), dies




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