May 9 Deaths in History - May 9 Birthdays - May 9 Events
2009 Chuck Daly, basketball coach, head coach, successful 14-year NBA career included leading Detroit Pistons to two NBA Championships, led Dream Team to win gold at 1992 Summer Olympics, dies at 78 in Jupiter, Florida
2004 Alan King, comic/producer, Friar's Club roasters, dies at 76
2004 Brenda Fassie, South African Musician
2003 Jack Gelber, American Playwright
2003 Russell B. Long, Senator-D-Louisiana, 1948 - 1987, died from heart failure
2002 Dan Devine, American Coach
1998 Alice Faye, actress/singer, Alexander's Ragtime Band, dies at 83
1995 Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi, dies at 68
1995 Charles Montgomery Monteith, publisher, dies at 74
1995 Marshall Royal, jazz Sax/Clarinet, dies at 82
1993 Freya Stark, English author (Sunday Bloody Sunday), dies at 61
1993 Mary Duncan Sanford, dies at 98
1993 Penelope Gilliatt [Conner], British author
1992 Mike Tyrell [Red Baron], British air acrobat, dies in an accident
1991 James L Reinsch, media-advisor (Roosevelt/Churchill/Kennedy), dies
1991 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman III, Whats Up Nurse), dies at 72
1991 Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian/US pianist, dies
1990 Luigi Nono, Italian composer (Intolleranza), dies at 66
1990 Pauline Frederick, 1st women to moderate President debate, dies at 84
1989 Keith Whitley, country singer (Don't Close Your Eyes), dies at 33
1989 Paul J Steenbergen, actor (Ciske de Rat), dies at 82
1987 Obafemi Awolowo, Nigeria, President of Nigeria (1979-83), dies at 78
1986 Dirk de Vroome, Red Giant, Limbourg activist, dies at 60
1986 Herschel Bernardi, actor (Lt Jacoby-Peter Gunn, Arnie), dies at 62
1986 Tenzing Norgay, Tibetan climber (Mount Everest 1953), dies at 71
1985 Edmond O'Brien, actor (Moon Pilot, Wild Bunch), dies at 69
1982 Ab [Albert] Visser, poet and writer (Kain sloeg Abel), dies
1981 Nelson Algren, U.S. writer (Man with the Golden Arm), dies at 72
1979 Cyrus S Eaton, Canada/US multi-millionaire, dies at 95
1977 James Jones, U.S. writer (Bad Blood, From Here to Eternity), dies at 55
1977 Walter Kraft, composer, dies at 71
1976 Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer, dies at 74
1976 Valentino Bucchi, composer, dies at 59
1975 Philip Dorn, dies at 73
1974 Lyubomir Pipkov, composer, dies at 69
1970 Percy Brier, composer, dies at 84
1970 Walter P Reuther, U.S. worker's union leader/president (CIO), dies
1968 Finlay Currie, dies at 90
1968 Harold Gray, U.S. comic strip artist (Little Orphan Annie), dies at 74
1968 Marion Lorne, actress (Aunt Clara-Bewitched), dies at 81
1968 Phil Arnold, actor (Skidoo, Errand Boy, Damn Yankees), dies at 58
1967 Elmar Berkovich, Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven theater), dies
1967 Philippa Duke Schuyler, composer, dies at 35
1966 Alfred Mendelsohn, composer, dies at 56
1966 Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Dukeenbosch, dies
1965 Leopold Figl, premier Austria, dies at 62
1958 Bill Goodwin, TV announcer (Burns and Allen), dies at 47
1957 Ezio F Pinza, Italian bass (Scale of Milan, New York Met Opera), dies
1957 Heinrich Campendonk, German painter/wood carver/glasier, dies at 67
1952 Canada Lee, black actor (Lost Boundaries), dies in New York City at 45
1951 Marie Ault, dies at 80
1949 Louis II, Prince of Monaco, dies
1944 Ethel Mary Smyth, composer, dies at 86
1937 Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer, dies in crash at 43
1931 A[lbert] A[braham] Michelson, U.S. physicist (1907 Nobel), dies at 78
1928 Constantin Dimitrescu, composer, dies at 81
1926 Joseph Mallaby Dent, publisher, dies
1905 Ernst Pauer, composer, dies at 78
1903 Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian/US pianist, dies
1903 Paul Gauguin, French Artist
1884 Hermanus W. Witteveen, theologist, dies at 69
1880 Johann Hermann Berens, composer, dies at 54
1864 "Uncle" John Sedgwick, U.S. Union general-major, dies in battle at 50
1864 Thomas Donnely Doubleday, U.S. Union Col, dies in an accident
1853 Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer, dies at 73
1850 Louis-Joseph Gay-Lussac, chemist/physicist, dies
1822 Charles Duquesnoy, composer, dies at 62
1805 Friedrich Schiller, writer, dies at 45
1805 Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, poet/playwright, dies at 45
1799 Claude-Benigne Balbastre, composer, dies at 72
1791 Francis Hopkinson, U.S. writer/music/lawyer, dies at 53
1785 Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer, dies at 44
1770 Charles Avison, composer, dies at 61
1760 Nikolaus Ludwig und Pottendorf, Austrian composer, dies at 59
1745 Tomaso Antonio Vitali, composer, dies at 82
1707 Dietrich Buxtehude, German organist/composer, dies at about 69
1688 Frederick William, Great Elector of Brandenburg, dies at 68
1667 Marie Louise de Gonzague-Nevers, French Queen of Poland (1645-48)
1657 William Bradford, Governor (Plymouth Colony, Mass), dies
1590 Karel "Cardinal" van Bourbon, archbishop of Rouen, dies at 66
1474 Peter van Hagenbach, Elzasser knight/land guardian, beheaded
1460 Jean Lavite, Atrechts painter, dies
1443 Niccolo d'Albergati, Italian cardinal, dies
1280 Magnus VI Lagaboeter, King of Norway (1263-80), dies at 42
1079 Stanislaus, Polish bishop of Cracow, murdered




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