Famous Deaths In May - 15
Sunday, 13 June 2021
1845 On May - 15 samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer, dies at 76
1855 Jan Mazereeuw, Frisian farmer/sect leader, dies at 75 on May - 15.
1872 On May - 15 thomas Hastings, composer, dies at 87
1873 On May - 15 alexander J Cuza, monarch of Moldavia/Romania, dies at 53
1879 Death of Gottfried Semper, German architect (b. 1803) on this day in history.
1886 On May - 15 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 On this day in history joseph Whitaker, British publisher (Whitaker' Almanack), dies at 75
1899 Francisque Sarcey, French writer (Le Temps), dies at 70 on this day in history.
1924 Paul d'Estornelles de Constant, French diplomat/pacifist, dies at 71 on this day in history.
1926 Mohammed VI Vahideddin, last sultan of Turkey (1918-22), dies on May - 15.
1932 On May - 15 death of ki Inukai, premier Japan (1931-32), murdered
1933 On May - 15 ernest Torrence, actor (I Cover the Waterfront), dies at 54
1935 Death of Kazimir Malevich, Polish/Ukrainian artist (b. 1878) on May - 15.
1937 Death of Phillip Snowden, British politician (b. 1864) on May - 15.
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 May - 15.
1948 Death of Edward Flanagan, American priest and founder of Boys Town (b. 1886) on May - 15.
1952 On this day in history albert Basserman, actor (Madame Curie, Rhapsody in Blue), dies at 84
1954 Death of William March, American writer (b. 1893) on this day in history.
1956 Death of Austin Osman Spare, English magician (b. 1886) on May - 15.
1958 Michael G the Boer, historian (Harbor of Amsterdam), dies at 91 on May - 15.
1959 On May - 15 berend van den Amstel, [Bernard CED Hattink], Dutch actor, dies at 56
1964 Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist, dies at 61 on this day in history.
1965 On this day in history adrian Schoevers, Dutch director (Schoevers Institution), dies
1967 On May - 15 edward Hopper, US painter (House by Railroad), dies at 84
1971 Death of Tyrone Guthrie, English director, producer, and writer (b. 1900) on May - 15.
1972 On this day in history nigel Green, actor (Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File), dies at 47
1973 On this day in history willem H Rassers, Dutch cult anthropologist (Pandji-Novel), dies at 95
1976 Samuel Eliot Morison, US historian (Admiral of Ocean Sea), dies at 88 on May - 15.
1978 Death of Sir Robert Menzies, twelfth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894) on May - 15.
1982 Death of Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (b. 1946) on this day in history.
1984 Lionel Charles Robbins, British economist, dies at 85 on May - 15.