May 4 Deaths in History - May 4 Birthdays - May 4 Events
2005 David Hackworth, American Soldier
1997 Alvy Moore, actor and producer, Mr. Kimball on Green Acres, dies at 75
1997 Vijayananda Dahanayake, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka 1959 - 1960, dies
1996 Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist, dies at 87
1996 Stanley William Reed, cineaste, dies at 85
1995 Lewis T. Preston, banker, dies at 68
1995 Louis Krasner, violinist, dies at 91
1995 Lewis Thompson Preston, American Businessman
1994 Karl Francis Hettinger, onion Field survivor, dies at 59
1992 Henri Guillemin, French historian, dies at 89
1992 Ismael Galeano, "Commandant Franklyn" (Contra), dies
1992 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 50
1991 Dennis Crosby, son of Bing, commits suicide at 54
1990 Don Appell, dies
1987 Cathryn Damon, actress (Mary Campbell-Soap), dies at 56
1987 Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist/writer, dies at 59
1987 Paul Butterfield, singer/harmonica player, dies of drug abuse at 44
1984 Diana Dors, actress (Berserk!), dies at 52 of cancer
1983 Nino Sanzogno, composer, dies at 72
1981 Bobby Sands, Irish IRA-terrorist, dies after hunger strike
1980 Josip Broz Tito, leader of Yugoslavia (1943-80), dies at 87
1980 Kay Hammond, actress (Blithe SPirit, 5 Golden Hours), dies
1975 Moe Howard, Moses Horowitz, comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 77
1974 Israel Citkowitz, composer, dies at 65
1974 John Wengraf, actor (Pride and Passion, 12 to the Moon), dies at 77
1973 Jane Bowles, writer, playwright, dies at 56
1971 Donald Dexter Van Slyke, U.S. chemist (Cyanosis), dies at 88
1971 Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor, dies at 83
1971 Louis de Bree, Louis C Davids, Dutch actor (Bluejackets), dies at 87
1970 4 students, at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard
1969 F Osbert S Sitwell, English poet (Who Killed Cock Robin?), dies at 76
1967 Bengt Axel von Torne, composer, dies at 75
1966 Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer, dies at 69
1965 Norman Brokenshire, TV moderator (Four Square Court), dies at 66
1961 Anita Stewart, dies of heart attack at 66
1955 Georges Enescu, Romanian/French violist/composer (Oedipe), dies at 73
1955 Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer, dies at 75
1953 Edward B B Shanks, British poet/critic, dies at 60
1953 Thomas Tertius Noble, composer, dies at 85
1938 Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist/writer (Nobel 1935), dies at 48
1935 Lodewijk Scharpe, Flemish literature historian, dies at 65
1929 Henry Morton Dunham, composer, dies at 75
1928 Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch), dies at 63
1893 George Washington Hewitt, composer, dies at 82
1891 Sherlock Holmes, "dies" at Reichenbach Falls
1885 Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic, monarch of Serbia (1842-58), dies at 78
1879 William Froude, British civil eng/shipbuilder (F Integer), dies at 68
1860 Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, composer, dies
1855 Camille Pleyel, Austria piano builder/composer, dies at 66
1847 Alexandre Vinet, Swiss Criitic
1832 Jan van Speyck, Dutch admiral, buried in New Church
1824 Joseph Joubert, French Writer
1770 Christian Gottfried Krause, composer, dies at 51
1752 Pieter Snyers, Flemish painter/engraver, dies at 71
1737 Eustace Budgell, English Writer
1605 Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist/medical, dies at 82
1604 Claudio Merulo, composer, dies at 71
1594 Paul Buys, Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies at 62




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