Famous Deaths In May - 15
Friday, 14 August 2020
1845 On this day in history samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer, dies at 76
1855 On May - 15 jan Mazereeuw, Frisian farmer/sect leader, dies at 75
1872 Thomas Hastings, composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.
1873 Alexander J Cuza, monarch of Moldavia/Romania, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1879 Death of Gottfried Semper, German architect (b. 1803) on this day in history.
1886 On this day in history emily Dickinson, US poet, dies at 55
1889 On May - 15 alfred Potocki, premier Austrian/governor/viceroy of Galicia, dies
1892 Death of Arthur Hodister, British ivory seller (Heart of Darkness), murdered on this day in history.
1895 Joseph Whitaker, British publisher (Whitaker' Almanack), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1899 Francisque Sarcey, French writer (Le Temps), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1924 On May - 15 paul d'Estornelles de Constant, French diplomat/pacifist, dies at 71
1926 Mohammed VI Vahideddin, last sultan of Turkey (1918-22), dies on this day in history.
1932 On this day in history death of ki Inukai, premier Japan (1931-32), murdered
1933 On this day in history ernest Torrence, actor (I Cover the Waterfront), dies at 54
1935 Death of Kazimir Malevich, Polish/Ukrainian artist (b. 1878) on May - 15.
1937 On May - 15 death of phillip Snowden, British politician (b. 1864)
1940 Joseph Limburg, liberal 2nd-Member of parliament (1905-19), dies at 75 on May - 15.
1945 Major Courtney, US medal of honor marine, dies in battle of Sugar Loaf on this day in history.
1948 Death of Edward Flanagan, American priest and founder of Boys Town (b. 1886) on this day in history.
1952 Albert Basserman, actor (Madame Curie, Rhapsody in Blue), dies at 84 on May - 15.
1954 Death of William March, American writer (b. 1893) on May - 15.
1956 On this day in history death of austin Osman Spare, English magician (b. 1886)
1958 On this day in history michael G the Boer, historian (Harbor of Amsterdam), dies at 91
1959 On May - 15 berend van den Amstel, [Bernard CED Hattink], Dutch actor, dies at 56
1964 On this day in history cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist, dies at 61
1965 Adrian Schoevers, Dutch director (Schoevers Institution), dies on this day in history.
1967 Edward Hopper, US painter (House by Railroad), dies at 84 on this day in history.
1971 Death of Tyrone Guthrie, English director, producer, and writer (b. 1900) on May - 15.
1972 Nigel Green, actor (Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File), dies at 47 on this day in history.
1973 On May - 15 willem H Rassers, Dutch cult anthropologist (Pandji-Novel), dies at 95
1976 On May - 15 samuel Eliot Morison, US historian (Admiral of Ocean Sea), dies at 88
1978 On this day in history death of sir Robert Menzies, twelfth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
1982 Death of Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (b. 1946) on May - 15.
1984 Lionel Charles Robbins, British economist, dies at 85 on May - 15.