May 5 Deaths in History - May 5 Birthdays - May 5 Events
2002 George Sidney, American Director
2001 Cliff Hillegass, businessman, invented Cliffs Notes, dies at 83
2001 Morris Graves, American Artist
1996 Ai Qing, modern Chinese poet, dies at 86
1996 Beryl Burton, cyclist, dies at 58
1995 Anthony Wagner, genealogist, dies at 86
1995 Bernard Benjamin Gillis, judge, dies at 89
1995 Esther Waterhouse, doctor/methodist, dies at 86
1995 James Pack, naval officer museum curator, dies at 81
1995 Lionel Alexander Bethune Pilkington, engineer, dies at 75
1995 Mikhail Moseyevich Botvinnik, world chess champ, dies
1995 Thomas Eden Binkley, musician, dies at 63
1994 Hein Salomonson, architect, dies at about 83
1994 Joe Layton, director (Richard Pryor Live on Sunset Strip), dies at 63
1993 Balak Brahmachari, Marxist Godman, Indies guru, dies at 73
1993 Irving Howe, U.S. writer/critic (Dissent), dies at 72
1993 Lenore Kingston Jenson, dies of cancer at 79
1992 Ben Frommer, dies at 78
1992 Dick Yarmy, dies of lung cancer at 58
1992 Jean-Claude Pascal, French actor (Golden Salamander), dies at 64
1992 Stefano d'Arrigo, Siciilian writer, dies at 72
1991 William De Acutis, dies at 33
1989 Frank Easton, cricket wicketkeeper (NSW 1933-39), dies
1988 George Rose, actor (Devil's Disciple, Hideaways), dies at 68
1988 Tamara Pos, Suriname/Dutch activist
1986 Jon William Haussermann, Jr., composer, dies at 76
1986 Rui Coelho, composer, dies at 94
1983 John Williams, actor (Family Affair, Dial M for Murder), dies at 80
1981 Bobby Sands, IRA activists dies in his 66th day of his hunger strike
1980 Edmond Vandercammen, Belgian writer/poet (Grand Combat), dies at 79
1979 Shirley O'Hara, actress (Wild Party), dies at 68
1977 Ludwig Erhard, German minister of Economic Affairs (CDU), dies at 80
1976 Thomas Burnett Swann, sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur), dies at 47
1972 Reverend Gary David, vocalist, dies at 76
1972 Frank Tashlin, American Artist
1971 Alice Tissot, actress (Italian Straw Hat), dies of cancer at 81
1971 Petro Scaglione, Italian procureur-general, killed by Mafia
1969 Ben Alexander, actor (Frank Smith-Dragnet), dies at 57
1968 Albert Dekker, dies of accidental suffocation at 62
1963 Heinrich Gebhard, composer, dies
1963 Jacobus JP Old, architect/co-founder (Stijl), dies at 73
1957 Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, composer, dies at 74
1956 Charles R Gallas, lexicographer (French Dictionary), dies at 88
1951 Eddie Dunn, comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54
1949 Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian playwright (Grand Fairie, Nobel 1911), dies
1945 Gudmundur Jonsson Kamban, Icelandic writer (Vi mordere), dies at 56
1927 Charles Boissevain, editor in chief (General Trade 1885-1908), dies
1921 Alfred H Fried, Austrian/German pacifist (Nobel 1911), dies
1921 Alfred Fried, Austrian Activist
1909 Pauline Staegeman, German feminist, dies
1902 Bret Harte, writer, dies at 65
1892 Jan Nepomuk Skroup, composer, dies at 80
1886 Joseph Albert, German photographer (Albertotype), dies at 61
1885 Lauro Rossi, composer, dies at 73
1879 Isaac Butt, Irish Politician
1875 Jan A C A van Nispen tot Sevenaer, Dutch MP (1848-75), dies at 71
1864 Alexander Hays, U.S. Union-general-major, dies in battle at 44
1864 John Marshall Jones, Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 43
1864 Leroy A Stafford, U.S. Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 42
1859 Peter G L Dirichlet, German mathematician, dies at 53
1851 Philip Hone, American Politician
1840 Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer, dies at 67
1840 Matthaus Fischer, composer, dies at 76
1837 Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, Italian composer/bandmaster, dies at 85
1831 Friedrich Ludwig Seidel, composer, dies at 65
1827 Frederik Augustus I, Justified, King of Saxon (1806-27), dies at 76
1821 Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor France, dies in St. Helena
1801 Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt, Flemish painter/engraver, dies at 74
1786 Pedro III, King of Portugal, dies
1705 Leopold I von Hapsburg, Emperor of Holy Roman Empire, dies at 64
1702 Jacob Hintze, composer, dies at 79
1678 Anna M van Schurman, Dutch poet/spoke 10 languages, dies at about 70
1613 Johann Steuerlein, composer, dies at 66
1604 Claudio Merulo, Italian organist/composer, dies at 71
1582 Charlotte de Bourbon, Princess of Orange, dies
1553 Erasmus Alberus, Germ theologist (Barfusser Monche), dies at about 52
1525 Frederik III, the Wise, ruler of Saxon (1486-1525), dies at 62
1504 Anton of Burgundy, the Great Bastard, knight, dies at about 82
1309 Charles II, the Lame, King of Naples (1285-1309), dies
1194 Kazimierz II, the Justified, grand duke of Poland (1177-94), dies
1028 Alfonso V, King of Leon/Galicia (999-1028), dies in battle
311 Gaius VM Galerius, emperor of Rome, dies at about 50




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