Famous Deaths In May - 09
Thursday, 23 March 2023
1927 Tommy Routledge, cricketer (4 Tests for S Africa 1892-96), dies on this day in history.
1928 Constantin Dimitrescu, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1931 On May - 09 a[lbert] A[braham] Michelson, US physicist (1907 Nobel), dies at 78
1937 On May - 09 walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer, dies in crash at 43
1938 Death of Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist (b. 1866) on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history ethel Mary Smyth, composer, dies at 86
1945 Clem Hill, cricketer (49 Tests for Australia 1896-1912), dies on May - 09.
1949 On May - 09 louis II, Prince of Monaco, dies
1950 Death of Esteban Terradas i Illa, Catalan mathematician, scientist, and engineer (b. 1883) on May - 09.
1951 Marie Ault, dies at 80 on May - 09.
1952 Canada Lee, black actor (Lost Boundaries), dies in NYC at 45 on this day in history.
1955 On May - 09 death of kate Booth, the oldest daughter of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1858)
1957 On this day in history ezio F Pinza, Italian bass (Scale of Milan, NY Met Opera), dies
1958 On this day in history bill Goodwin, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 47
1965 On May - 09 leopold Figl, premier Austria, dies at 62
1966 Alfred Mendelsohn, composer, dies at 56 on May - 09.
1967 Elmar Berkovich, Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven theater), dies on May - 09.
1968 Finlay Currie, dies at 90 on this day in history.
1970 Percy Brier, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.
1974 Lyubomir Pipkov, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.
1975 On this day in history philip Dorn, dies at 73
1976 On May - 09 raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer, dies at 74
1977 On May - 09 james Jones, US writer (Bad Blood, From Here to Eternity), dies at 55
1979 On this day in history cyrus S Eaton, Canada/US multi-millionaire, dies at 95
1981 On May - 09 c E "Nip" Pellew, cricketer (10 Tests 484 runs at 37), dies
1985 Edmond O'Brien, actor (Moon Pilot, Wild Bunch), dies at 69 on May - 09.
1986 Dirk de Vroome, [Red Giant], Limbourg activist, dies at 60 on May - 09.
1987 On May - 09 obafemi Awolowo, Nigeria, pres of Nigeria (1979-83), dies at 78
1989 Keith Whitley, country singer (Don't Close Your Eyes), dies at 33 on May - 09.
1990 Luigi Nono, Ital composer (Intolleranza), dies at 66 on May - 09.
1991 On this day in history james L Reinsch, media-advisor (Roosevelt/Churchill/Kennedy), dies
1992 Mike Tyrell [Red Baron], British air acrobat, dies in an accident on this day in history.
1993 On this day in history freya Stark, English author (Sunday Bloody Sunday), dies at 61
1994 On this day in history death of elias Motsoaledi, South African freedom fighter (b. 1924)
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